Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 33 35
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 251 245 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.87% 5.02% 4.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.25% 25.82% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 138 118
East of England median daily rate £356 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £179 £220 £196
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 35
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £36.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -45.46% +4.77%
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.38 £14.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.30 £46.01
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.08 £33.55
% change year-on-year +18.18% -19.29% +12.02%

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 994 949 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.30% 19.46% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 543 551
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £182 £205 £213
90th Percentile £560 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 98 150
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.61 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.81% +28.42% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £46.65 £47.15 £49.78
England median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +10.87% +21.05%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -4 82 £345 -1.43% 105
Hertfordshire +13 78 £350 -20.00% 38
Bedfordshire +11 36 £410 -6.26% 14
Essex -54 27 £325 +27.45% 5
Suffolk +10 16 £431 +72.50% 2
Norfolk +6 12 £450 +81.82% 6
East Anglia - 1 £525 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 60 (23.90%) Computer Science
2 48 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (17.93%) ITIL
4 43 (17.13%) Linux
5 39 (15.54%) C
6 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
7 36 (14.34%) HTML
8 35 (13.94%) Project Management
9 34 (13.55%) Management Information System
9 34 (13.55%) Windows
10 33 (13.15%) Wireless
10 33 (13.15%) Telecoms
11 31 (12.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (11.95%) Python
13 28 (11.16%) CSS
13 28 (11.16%) Software Engineering
14 27 (10.76%) C++
15 26 (10.36%) CISSP
15 26 (10.36%) Information Security
16 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
16 25 (9.96%) Finance
17 24 (9.56%) CISM
17 24 (9.56%) PRINCE2
18 23 (9.16%) SQL
18 23 (9.16%) HTML5
19 21 (8.37%) Mathematics
20 20 (7.97%) Business Analysis
20 20 (7.97%) Risk Management
20 20 (7.97%) User Experience

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 9 (3.59%) CMS
2 8 (3.19%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.99%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.20%) Apache
5 3 (1.20%) Confluence
6 2 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.80%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.80%) IIS
6 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (7.17%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.98%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.59%) Adobe After Effects
4 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (1.59%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (1.59%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.80%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.40%) InDesign
9 1 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.40%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 11 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.99%) PaaS
4 5 (1.99%) SaaS
5 4 (1.59%) IaaS
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.20%) Office 365
7 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.80%) GitHub
8 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.40%) npm
8 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.15%) Wireless
2 18 (7.17%) Firewall
3 16 (6.37%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.37%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (3.98%) Bluetooth
4 10 (3.98%) DNS
4 10 (3.98%) NAS
4 10 (3.98%) WAN
5 9 (3.59%) LAN
6 8 (3.19%) DHCP
6 8 (3.19%) SAN
7 6 (2.39%) Value-Added Service
7 6 (2.39%) VLAN
7 6 (2.39%) VoWiFi
8 5 (1.99%) 802.11
8 5 (1.99%) Broadband
8 5 (1.99%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (1.99%) WLAN
9 4 (1.59%) ADSL
9 4 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.99%) Big Data
2 5 (1.99%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (1.59%) Impala
4 3 (1.20%) Amazon QuickSight
4 3 (1.20%) DB2
4 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.20%) HBase
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) Parquet
4 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) Sqoop
5 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 17 (6.77%) JIRA
2 16 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.59%) Subversion
4 8 (3.19%) Selenium
5 7 (2.79%) Bugzilla
6 4 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.59%) Grunt
6 4 (1.59%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.59%) JUnit
6 4 (1.59%) Redmine
6 4 (1.59%) Trac
6 4 (1.59%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.20%) Bower
7 3 (1.20%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.20%) ClearQuest
7 3 (1.20%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (13.15%) Telecoms
2 25 (9.96%) Finance
3 19 (7.57%) Electronics
4 18 (7.17%) Marketing
5 14 (5.58%) Manufacturing
6 11 (4.38%) Retail
7 7 (2.79%) Billing
8 5 (1.99%) Automotive
8 5 (1.99%) Banking
8 5 (1.99%) Military
9 4 (1.59%) Legal
9 4 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.20%) Advertising
10 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.20%) Avionics
10 3 (1.20%) Games
11 2 (0.80%) Law
12 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (17.13%) Analyst
2 34 (13.55%) Developer
3 20 (7.97%) Business Analyst
4 14 (5.58%) Network Engineer
5 13 (5.18%) Consultant
6 12 (4.78%) Architect
6 12 (4.78%) Designer
6 12 (4.78%) Embedded Engineer
7 11 (4.38%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.38%) Security Consultant
7 11 (4.38%) Software Engineer
8 9 (3.59%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.59%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.19%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) Test Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) C Software Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.34%) HTML
2 28 (11.16%) CSS
3 23 (9.16%) HTML5
4 16 (6.37%) .NET
5 14 (5.58%) AngularJS
6 13 (5.18%) Web Services
7 7 (2.79%) Flash
7 7 (2.79%) RESTful
7 7 (2.79%) Sass
7 7 (2.79%) XML
8 6 (2.39%) Ajax
8 6 (2.39%) jQuery
8 6 (2.39%) JSON
8 6 (2.39%) Middleware
9 5 (1.99%) 802.1X
9 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.99%) CSS3
9 5 (1.99%) Node.js
10 4 (1.59%) TensorFlow
10 4 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 60 (23.90%) Computer Science
2 34 (13.55%) Management Information System
3 30 (11.95%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (7.97%) User Experience
5 14 (5.58%) Embedded Systems
6 13 (5.18%) Device Driver
7 10 (3.98%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.79%) Graphic Design
9 6 (2.39%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.39%) Clustering
9 6 (2.39%) CMDB
10 5 (1.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.99%) NHS
10 5 (1.99%) STB
10 5 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.99%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.59%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.59%) Replication
12 3 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.13%) Linux
2 34 (13.55%) Windows
3 14 (5.58%) Unix
4 9 (3.59%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (1.99%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.59%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) VMS
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.93%) ITIL
3 35 (13.94%) Project Management
4 28 (11.16%) Software Engineering
5 26 (10.36%) Information Security
6 24 (9.56%) PRINCE2
7 21 (8.37%) Mathematics
8 20 (7.97%) Business Analysis
8 20 (7.97%) Risk Management
9 17 (6.77%) Security Management
9 17 (6.77%) Test Automation
10 16 (6.37%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.37%) E-Commerce
11 15 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.18%) Information Security Management
12 13 (5.18%) ISMS
13 12 (4.78%) BPMN
13 12 (4.78%) SDLC
13 12 (4.78%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.54%) C
2 30 (11.95%) Python
3 27 (10.76%) C++
4 25 (9.96%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.16%) SQL
6 19 (7.57%) Java
7 16 (6.37%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.98%) Embedded C
9 13 (5.18%) R
10 12 (4.78%) C#
11 10 (3.98%) Embedded C++
12 8 (3.19%) Perl
12 8 (3.19%) VBScript
13 7 (2.79%) Tcl
14 6 (2.39%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.99%) PHP
15 5 (1.99%) Ruby
15 5 (1.99%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 26 (10.36%) CISSP
3 24 (9.56%) CISM
4 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (7.17%) Security Cleared
6 16 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (5.58%) ISEB
8 12 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 12 (4.78%) SC Cleared
9 10 (3.98%) CCNA
9 10 (3.98%) CISA
10 8 (3.19%) CCNP
10 8 (3.19%) MCSE
11 7 (2.79%) MCSA
11 7 (2.79%) PMI Certification
11 7 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.39%) Master's Degree
12 6 (2.39%) PMP
13 5 (1.99%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.98%) QA
3 12 (4.78%) SLA
4 9 (3.59%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.59%) PMO
6 3 (1.20%) Def Stans
6 3 (1.20%) ECSS
6 3 (1.20%) GDPR
7 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.40%) GMP
8 1 (0.40%) GxP
8 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 16 (6.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.59%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 6 (2.39%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.99%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.59%) Firmware
7 3 (1.20%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.20%) Cygwin
7 3 (1.20%) HDFS
8 2 (0.80%) Docker
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.59%) Backup Exec
1 4 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
1 4 (1.59%) NetBackup
1 4 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (1.59%) SCCM
1 4 (1.59%) SCOM
2 3 (1.20%) Oozie
3 2 (0.80%) Ansible
3 2 (0.80%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.80%) DameWare
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.37%) Adobe
2 16 (6.37%) Cisco
2 16 (6.37%) VMware
3 14 (5.58%) Oracle
4 11 (4.38%) Citrix
5 8 (3.19%) IBM
6 7 (2.79%) Xerox
7 6 (2.39%) HP
7 6 (2.39%) Nokia
7 6 (2.39%) Symantec
8 5 (1.99%) 3PAR
8 5 (1.99%) NetApp
9 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.59%) CommVault
9 4 (1.59%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.59%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.59%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.59%) Tekelec
9 4 (1.59%) Veritas