Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 29 35
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing Degree 248 252 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.17% 5.54% 4.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.02% 27.69% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 140 96
East of England median daily rate £365 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -1.41% -9.27%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £213
90th Percentile £500 £538 £529
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 28
East of England median hourly rate £37.88 £32.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.54% -17.72% +93.63%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.85 £12.89
90th Percentile £47.73 £47.50 £46.63
England median hourly rate £33.00 £27.33 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.76% -27.13% +25.21%

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 953 910 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.88% 20.00% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 512 453
East of England median daily rate £375 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £192 £200 £205
90th Percentile £563 £525 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 98 141
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +52.17% +19.48%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £23.44 £25.50 £25.66
% change year-on-year -8.09% -0.62% +35.05%

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 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 91 £340 -2.86% 295
Hertfordshire +11 72 £365 -27.00% 145
Bedfordshire +4 29 £350 -20.00% 51
Essex -43 25 £325 +27.45% 66
Suffolk +5 16 £425 +36.00% 20
Norfolk -6 15 £438 +47.06% 21
East Anglia - 1 £300 - 3
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 51 (20.56%) Computer Science
2 45 (18.15%) C
3 42 (16.94%) ITIL
4 40 (16.13%) Windows
5 38 (15.32%) Microsoft
5 38 (15.32%) Project Management
5 38 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (12.90%) Wireless
7 32 (12.90%) Linux
7 32 (12.90%) Python
8 31 (12.50%) SQL
8 31 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 29 (11.69%) Management Information System
9 29 (11.69%) Security Cleared
10 27 (10.89%) C++
10 27 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
11 25 (10.08%) CISSP
11 25 (10.08%) Risk Management
12 24 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 24 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (9.27%) CISM
13 23 (9.27%) HTML
14 22 (8.87%) PRINCE2
14 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (8.87%) Finance
14 22 (8.87%) PowerShell
15 21 (8.47%) Mathematics
16 20 (8.06%) Information Security
16 20 (8.06%) Active Directory

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 12 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.23%) CMS
2 8 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.61%) Apache Pig
4 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.21%) Confluence
6 2 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.81%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.81%) IIS
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 10 (4.03%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.61%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (1.61%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.81%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.81%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.40%) InDesign
8 1 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.40%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.40%) Snagit
8 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) SDL Web 8
2 2 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 5 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.02%) PaaS
3 5 (2.02%) SaaS
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (1.61%) IaaS
4 4 (1.61%) Office 365
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.40%) npm
6 1 (0.40%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.90%) Wireless
2 17 (6.85%) Firewall
3 13 (5.24%) DNS
4 12 (4.84%) NAS
4 12 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (4.44%) Bluetooth
5 11 (4.44%) DHCP
6 9 (3.63%) SAN
7 7 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (2.82%) iSCSI
8 6 (2.42%) VLAN
9 5 (2.02%) Internet
9 5 (2.02%) Value-Added Service
9 5 (2.02%) VoWiFi
10 4 (1.61%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (1.61%) LAN
10 4 (1.61%) MVNO
10 4 (1.61%) SS7
10 4 (1.61%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.23%) Big Data
3 7 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.61%) Apache Hive
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon QuickSight
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.21%) HBase
5 3 (1.21%) Impala
5 3 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.21%) Parquet
5 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.21%) Sqoop
6 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.81%) DB2
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.24%) JIRA
3 7 (2.82%) Subversion
4 5 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.02%) Selenium
5 4 (1.61%) Grunt
5 4 (1.61%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.21%) Bower
6 3 (1.21%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.21%) MSTest
6 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.81%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.81%) JUnit
7 2 (0.81%) LabVIEW
7 2 (0.81%) Trac
General
1 31 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 22 (8.87%) Finance
3 18 (7.26%) Electronics
4 16 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.24%) Retail
6 10 (4.03%) Marketing
7 8 (3.23%) Military
8 6 (2.42%) Billing
8 6 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 3 (1.21%) Automotive
9 3 (1.21%) Games
9 3 (1.21%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.81%) Banking
11 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (20.16%) Analyst
2 33 (13.31%) Developer
3 21 (8.47%) Business Analyst
4 14 (5.65%) Project Manager
5 12 (4.84%) Design Engineer
6 11 (4.44%) Architect
6 11 (4.44%) Embedded Developer
6 11 (4.44%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.03%) Consultant
7 10 (4.03%) Network Engineer
7 10 (4.03%) Test Engineer
8 9 (3.63%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.63%) Security Consultant
8 9 (3.63%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.23%) Data Scientist
9 8 (3.23%) Embedded Engineer
9 8 (3.23%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.82%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.27%) HTML
2 15 (6.05%) CSS
3 14 (5.65%) HTML5
4 13 (5.24%) .NET
5 11 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.23%) Web Services
6 8 (3.23%) XML
7 5 (2.02%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.02%) Node.js
8 4 (1.61%) Ajax
8 4 (1.61%) CSS3
8 4 (1.61%) jQuery
8 4 (1.61%) Middleware
8 4 (1.61%) Sass
8 4 (1.61%) TensorFlow
8 4 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.21%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.21%) Apache Avro
9 3 (1.21%) JSON
9 3 (1.21%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.56%) Computer Science
2 34 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (11.69%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.03%) CMDB
5 9 (3.63%) User Experience
6 8 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.23%) Device Driver
6 8 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.82%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.82%) Clustering
7 7 (2.82%) Graphic Design
7 7 (2.82%) Replication
8 6 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.61%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.21%) Animation
11 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.21%) Life Science
11 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.13%) Windows
2 32 (12.90%) Linux
3 9 (3.63%) Unix
4 6 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.02%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.40%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.94%) ITIL
2 38 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.32%) Project Management
3 25 (10.08%) Risk Management
4 24 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 22 (8.87%) PRINCE2
6 21 (8.47%) Mathematics
7 20 (8.06%) Information Security
8 18 (7.26%) Programme Management
9 17 (6.85%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.45%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 16 (6.45%) Test Scripting
11 14 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (5.24%) BPMN
12 13 (5.24%) Security Management
13 12 (4.84%) Change Management
14 11 (4.44%) Physics
15 10 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (4.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.15%) C
2 32 (12.90%) Python
3 31 (12.50%) SQL
4 27 (10.89%) C++
5 22 (8.87%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.85%) Embedded C
7 16 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 14 (5.65%) R
9 10 (4.03%) C#
9 10 (4.03%) Java
9 10 (4.03%) VBScript
10 7 (2.82%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.42%) Embedded C++
11 6 (2.42%) Perl
11 6 (2.42%) Tcl
12 4 (1.61%) Scala
13 3 (1.21%) Ruby
13 3 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.81%) PHP
14 2 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.08%) CISSP
3 24 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (9.27%) CISM
5 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (7.26%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (5.65%) ISEB
7 14 (5.65%) MCSE
8 11 (4.44%) CCNA
9 10 (4.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (3.63%) Master's Degree
10 9 (3.63%) MCSA
10 9 (3.63%) PMI Certification
10 9 (3.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (3.23%) CISA
11 8 (3.23%) PMP
12 7 (2.82%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.45%) QA
2 13 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.23%) Def Stans
3 8 (3.23%) PMO
4 6 (2.42%) ISO 9001
5 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.02%) SLA
6 4 (1.61%) GDPR
7 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.40%) GMP
9 1 (0.40%) GxP
9 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.40%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.82%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.02%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.21%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.21%) Docker
7 3 (1.21%) HDFS
8 2 (0.81%) Firmware
8 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.81%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.81%) vSphere
8 2 (0.81%) XenApp
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) Backup Exec
1 7 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (2.82%) NetBackup
1 7 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (2.82%) SCCM
1 7 (2.82%) SCOM
2 3 (1.21%) Oozie
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) QRadar
4 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.66%) VMware
3 17 (6.85%) Citrix
4 12 (4.84%) IBM
4 12 (4.84%) Oracle
5 11 (4.44%) Adobe
5 11 (4.44%) Cisco
5 11 (4.44%) HP
6 9 (3.63%) NetApp
7 8 (3.23%) 3PAR
8 7 (2.82%) CommVault
8 7 (2.82%) Dell
8 7 (2.82%) EqualLogic
8 7 (2.82%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.82%) Symantec
8 7 (2.82%) Veritas
9 5 (2.02%) Nokia
10 4 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.61%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.61%) Tekelec