Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
England > East of England
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 32 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 +16
Contract jobs citing Degree 195 248 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.39% 5.71% 4.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.79% 28.67% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 139 113
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £164
90th Percentile £525 £578 £485
England median daily rate £450 £426 £425
% change year-on-year +5.76% +0.12% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 26
East of England median hourly rate £33.50 £36.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +27.43% -20.98%
10th Percentile £15.20 £10.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.50 £47.88
England median hourly rate £38.46 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +28.18% -14.29% +16.67%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 895 865 923
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 20.16% 19.91% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 479 485
East of England median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -5.23%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £194
90th Percentile £588 £564 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 91 95
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% - +59.09%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.06 £9.44
90th Percentile £42.00 £48.75 £50.68
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +25.00%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the East of England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +1 79 £450 +26.32% 245
Hertfordshire +12 60 £400 -5.88% 103
Bedfordshire +2 19 £300 -29.41% 49
Suffolk +4 16 £425 +13.33% 20
Norfolk -16 10 £398 -11.67% 19
Essex -42 10 £450 +36.36% 68
East Anglia -5 1 £300 - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 49 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 46 (23.59%) ITIL
3 42 (21.54%) C
4 38 (19.49%) SQL
5 36 (18.46%) Windows
6 34 (17.44%) Computer Science
7 32 (16.41%) Linux
7 32 (16.41%) Python
8 31 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (14.87%) Microsoft Office
11 28 (14.36%) Java
11 28 (14.36%) Project Management
11 28 (14.36%) Management Information System
12 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
14 25 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
15 24 (12.31%) C++
16 23 (11.79%) Change Management
16 23 (11.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 23 (11.79%) Mathematics
16 23 (11.79%) Security Cleared
16 23 (11.79%) Git (software)
17 22 (11.28%) Software Engineering
18 21 (10.77%) Retail
18 21 (10.77%) Telecoms
18 21 (10.77%) VMware
19 20 (10.26%) Military
19 20 (10.26%) Validation
19 20 (10.26%) Information Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.59%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.08%) Apache Pig
4 6 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.05%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) Confluence
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
7 1 (0.51%) Documentum
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.51%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (14.87%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (11.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.56%) Acrobat
5 5 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (1.03%) Simulink
7 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.03%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.56%) GitHub
3 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.51%) SaaS
5 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.18%) Firewall
2 12 (6.15%) Wireless
3 11 (5.64%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.62%) DHCP
4 9 (4.62%) DNS
5 8 (4.10%) SAN
6 7 (3.59%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.08%) NAS
8 5 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.56%) iSCSI
8 5 (2.56%) LAN
8 5 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.05%) Bluetooth
9 4 (2.05%) HTTP
9 4 (2.05%) Internet
9 4 (2.05%) Skype
9 4 (2.05%) SMTP
9 4 (2.05%) VoIP
9 4 (2.05%) WAN
10 3 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.59%) Big Data
2 7 (3.59%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.08%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.54%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.51%) Firebird
8 1 (0.51%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.51%) GIS
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.51%) Power BI
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.15%) Eclipse
3 7 (3.59%) JIRA
3 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.08%) NetBeans
5 2 (1.03%) Hudson
5 2 (1.03%) MSTest
5 2 (1.03%) Rational Statemate
5 2 (1.03%) Subversion
5 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.51%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.51%) NUnit
6 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.51%) VersionOne
General
1 21 (10.77%) Retail
1 21 (10.77%) Telecoms
2 20 (10.26%) Military
3 19 (9.74%) Finance
4 12 (6.15%) Electronics
4 12 (6.15%) Manufacturing
5 7 (3.59%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.56%) Automotive
6 5 (2.56%) Law
6 5 (2.56%) Marketing
6 5 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (2.05%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.54%) Local Government
9 2 (1.03%) Games
9 2 (1.03%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.03%) Publishing
10 1 (0.51%) Banking
10 1 (0.51%) Billing
10 1 (0.51%) French Language
10 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (22.05%) Analyst
2 23 (11.79%) Developer
3 16 (8.21%) Data Analyst
4 14 (7.18%) Configuration Analyst
4 14 (7.18%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 11 (5.64%) Software Developer
6 10 (5.13%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.62%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) Data Scientist
8 8 (4.10%) Senior Design Engineer
8 8 (4.10%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Analogue Design Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Analogue Layout Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.08%) Architect
10 6 (3.08%) Consultant
10 6 (3.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.13%) Node.js
1 10 (5.13%) Web Services
2 9 (4.62%) .NET
2 9 (4.62%) HTML
3 8 (4.10%) CSS
4 7 (3.59%) Qt
5 6 (3.08%) ActiveX
5 6 (3.08%) DirectX
5 6 (3.08%) HTML5
5 6 (3.08%) MFC
5 6 (3.08%) OpenGL
5 6 (3.08%) XML
6 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.54%) CSS3
7 3 (1.54%) Middleware
8 2 (1.03%) Ajax
8 2 (1.03%) REST
8 2 (1.03%) SOAP
9 1 (0.51%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.51%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.44%) Computer Science
2 28 (14.36%) Management Information System
3 27 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (8.21%) CMDB
6 9 (4.62%) Data Centre
7 8 (4.10%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.08%) User Experience
9 5 (2.56%) Clustering
9 5 (2.56%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.56%) e-Learning
9 5 (2.56%) Replication
10 4 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (2.05%) Smartcard
10 4 (2.05%) Vector Graphics
11 3 (1.54%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.54%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.54%) NHS
11 3 (1.54%) Social Media
11 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (18.46%) Windows
2 32 (16.41%) Linux
3 12 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.05%) Unix
5 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) CentOS
7 1 (0.51%) Debian
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.59%) ITIL
2 31 (15.90%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (14.36%) Project Management
5 23 (11.79%) Change Management
5 23 (11.79%) Mathematics
6 22 (11.28%) Software Engineering
7 20 (10.26%) Information Management
7 20 (10.26%) Validation
8 19 (9.74%) Data Management
8 19 (9.74%) Programme Management
9 18 (9.23%) Configuration Management
10 17 (8.72%) Customer Requirements
10 17 (8.72%) SDLC
11 15 (7.69%) Process Improvement
11 15 (7.69%) Scrum
12 14 (7.18%) PDM
13 13 (6.67%) Physics
14 12 (6.15%) Open Source
14 12 (6.15%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.54%) C
2 38 (19.49%) SQL
3 32 (16.41%) Python
4 28 (14.36%) Java
5 24 (12.31%) C++
6 18 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.18%) PowerShell
8 13 (6.67%) C#
9 7 (3.59%) R
10 6 (3.08%) GLSL
10 6 (3.08%) HLSL
10 6 (3.08%) Perl
10 6 (3.08%) Scala
11 5 (2.56%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.56%) VBScript
12 4 (2.05%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.05%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.54%) Ruby
13 3 (1.54%) VBA
14 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 23 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.21%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (7.69%) MCSE
6 11 (5.64%) CISSP
6 11 (5.64%) Master's Degree
7 10 (5.13%) CCNA
8 8 (4.10%) CISM
9 7 (3.59%) CISA
9 7 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.08%) CCNP
10 6 (3.08%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.56%) ISTQB
11 5 (2.56%) MCP
11 5 (2.56%) MCSA
11 5 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (2.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.21%) Def Stans
2 14 (7.18%) ISO 9001
3 7 (3.59%) QA
4 6 (3.08%) SLA
5 5 (2.56%) PMO
6 4 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.54%) PCI DSS
8 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
8 2 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.51%) COBIT
9 1 (0.51%) ECSS
9 1 (0.51%) GDPR
9 1 (0.51%) GMP
9 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.08%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.54%) Docker
7 2 (1.03%) Firmware
7 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
8 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.56%) Backup Exec
1 5 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (2.56%) NetBackup
1 5 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (2.56%) SCCM
1 5 (2.56%) SCOM
2 3 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.54%) QRadar
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 2 (1.03%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.51%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) Rancher
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.77%) VMware
3 16 (8.21%) Cisco
4 13 (6.67%) HP
5 12 (6.15%) Citrix
6 11 (5.64%) IBM
7 10 (5.13%) Adobe
8 9 (4.62%) Dell
9 7 (3.59%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.59%) Symantec
10 6 (3.08%) NetApp
11 5 (2.56%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.56%) CommVault
11 5 (2.56%) EMC
11 5 (2.56%) EqualLogic
11 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.56%) Veritas
12 4 (2.05%) SAP
13 3 (1.54%) F5
14 2 (1.03%) Optimizely