Period
to 5 December 2021

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 5 December 2021 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -14 +29
Contract jobs citing Degree 148 60 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.81% 4.51% 6.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.32% 15.23% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 32 149
10th Percentile £189 £242 £213
25th Percentile £311 £312 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £480 £425
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.94% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £500
90th Percentile £621 £588 £615
England median daily rate £538 £455 £463
% change year-on-year +18.13% -1.62% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 15
10th Percentile £14.19 £19.58 £18.15
25th Percentile £19.13 £25.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate £46.75 £38.00 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.03% -17.39% +8.24%
75th Percentile £49.44 £45.50 £49.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £46.25 £50.65
England median hourly rate £43.34 £37.93 £44.75
% change year-on-year +14.26% -15.25% +19.33%

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 663 394 843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.04% 29.62% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 242 488
10th Percentile £271 £201 £200
25th Percentile £372 £306 £312
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £600 £649 £625
England median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 47 49
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £15.20
25th Percentile £13.25 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £44.00 £18.74
Median % change year-on-year -67.05% +134.79% +7.09%
75th Percentile £46.50 £50.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £56.00 " £49.60
England median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +52.22%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the East of England

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

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 5 December 2021. 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
Hertfordshire +2 61 £490 -2.00% 82
Cambridgeshire -3 42 £513 +2.50% 161
Essex -4 18 £400 +0.44% 32
Norfolk - 10 £319 - 15
Suffolk -7 9 £335 -29.47% 11
Bedfordshire -12 8 £360 +12.50% 16
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, 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 75 (50.68%) Social Skills
2 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
3 45 (30.41%) Windows
4 43 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (29.05%) Computer Science
5 40 (27.03%) Security Cleared
5 40 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 36 (24.32%) C#
7 34 (22.97%) .NET
8 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
8 32 (21.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 31 (20.95%) Linux
10 28 (18.92%) Java
11 25 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (16.22%) JavaScript
12 24 (16.22%) Software Testing
12 24 (16.22%) Mathematics
12 24 (16.22%) Git (software)
13 23 (15.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (15.54%) C++
13 23 (15.54%) C
13 23 (15.54%) ITIL
14 22 (14.86%) Python
14 22 (14.86%) SQL
14 22 (14.86%) Scrum
14 22 (14.86%) Self-Motivation
14 22 (14.86%) Presentation Skills
15 21 (14.19%) Web Services
15 21 (14.19%) Test Automation
16 19 (12.84%) .NET Framework

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 3 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.05%) Simulink
4 5 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.68%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.68%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (1.35%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.35%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.16%) Azure
2 10 (6.76%) AWS
3 7 (4.73%) GCP
4 6 (4.05%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.38%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.35%) Serverless
8 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.68%) SaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) Ethernet
2 14 (9.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.43%) Wireless
4 9 (6.08%) DNS
4 9 (6.08%) VPN
5 8 (5.41%) Firewall
6 7 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (4.05%) DHCP
7 6 (4.05%) WAN
8 5 (3.38%) Broadband
9 4 (2.70%) 4G
9 4 (2.70%) 5G
9 4 (2.70%) LTE
9 4 (2.70%) VoIP
10 3 (2.03%) DECT
10 3 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (2.03%) LAN
10 3 (2.03%) Multicast
10 3 (2.03%) PPP
10 3 (2.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.38%) Power BI
3 4 (2.70%) Big Data
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.03%) QGIS
4 3 (2.03%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.35%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 24 (16.22%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.16%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.78%) Eclipse
3 13 (8.78%) NetBeans
4 5 (3.38%) JIRA
5 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.03%) GDB
6 3 (2.03%) GitLab
6 3 (2.03%) MSTest
6 3 (2.03%) Ranorex
7 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.68%) MSI
8 1 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 75 (50.68%) Social Skills
2 22 (14.86%) Presentation Skills
3 17 (11.49%) Military
4 16 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (10.14%) Aerospace
6 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (8.78%) Public Sector
8 11 (7.43%) Finance
8 11 (7.43%) Telecoms
9 7 (4.73%) Law
9 7 (4.73%) Retail
10 6 (4.05%) Banking
10 6 (4.05%) Documentation Skills
11 5 (3.38%) Electronics
12 4 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
12 4 (2.70%) Legal
13 3 (2.03%) Automotive
13 3 (2.03%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
13 3 (2.03%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (18.92%) Software Engineer
2 17 (11.49%) C# Software Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) .NET Software Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) Analyst
5 9 (6.08%) Architect
5 9 (6.08%) Developer
6 8 (5.41%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Software Developer
7 7 (4.73%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (4.05%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.38%) Report Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) .NET Developer
10 4 (2.70%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (2.70%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (2.70%) IT Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.97%) .NET
2 21 (14.19%) Web Services
3 19 (12.84%) .NET Framework
4 18 (12.16%) WPF
5 15 (10.14%) Node.js
6 13 (8.78%) ActiveX
6 13 (8.78%) DirectX
6 13 (8.78%) MFC
6 13 (8.78%) OpenGL
6 13 (8.78%) Qt
6 13 (8.78%) WCF
6 13 (8.78%) XML
7 10 (6.76%) React
8 9 (6.08%) .NET Core
8 9 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (6.08%) Entity Framework
8 9 (6.08%) RESTful
8 9 (6.08%) WinForms
9 6 (4.05%) JSON
10 5 (3.38%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (12.84%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.43%) Biotechnology
3 11 (7.43%) User Experience
4 7 (4.73%) Virtual Team
5 6 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.05%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.05%) NHS
6 5 (3.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (3.38%) Verilog
6 5 (3.38%) VHDL
7 3 (2.03%) Clustering
7 3 (2.03%) CMDB
7 3 (2.03%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (1.35%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.35%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.41%) Windows
2 31 (20.95%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.03%) OpenWrt
5 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Android
7 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.68%) Unix
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.49%) Software Engineering
2 43 (29.05%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.05%) Computer Science
3 25 (16.89%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (16.22%) Mathematics
4 24 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 23 (15.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 23 (15.54%) ITIL
6 22 (14.86%) Scrum
7 21 (14.19%) Test Automation
8 16 (10.81%) Data Analysis
9 15 (10.14%) Project Management
10 14 (9.46%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.78%) Microservices
11 13 (8.78%) Synthetic Environment
12 12 (8.11%) Analytics
13 11 (7.43%) Collaborative Working
13 11 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
14 10 (6.76%) Decision-Making
14 10 (6.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.32%) C#
2 28 (18.92%) Java
3 24 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.54%) C
4 23 (15.54%) C++
5 22 (14.86%) Python
5 22 (14.86%) SQL
6 13 (8.78%) GLSL
6 13 (8.78%) HLSL
7 8 (5.41%) Scala
8 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.05%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.38%) XAML
11 4 (2.70%) Go
11 4 (2.70%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.70%) Perl
12 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.62%) Computer Science Degree
2 32 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.76%) Master's Degree
4 7 (4.73%) MCSE
4 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.73%) PhD
5 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) CISSP
7 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.03%) CISA
8 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.03%) HND
8 3 (2.03%) MCITP
8 3 (2.03%) MCP
9 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.35%) CEH
9 2 (1.35%) CISM
9 2 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) QA
2 5 (3.38%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.38%) SLA
3 3 (2.03%) DO-254
3 3 (2.03%) GDPR
3 3 (2.03%) GxP
3 3 (2.03%) JTAG
4 2 (1.35%) COBIT
4 2 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 2 (1.35%) GMP
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 22301
4 2 (1.35%) ISO 31000
4 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.35%) NIST
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.68%) ITGC
5 1 (0.68%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.08%) Firmware
3 4 (2.70%) Docker
3 4 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.35%) vSphere
4 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 8 (5.41%) Ansible
2 8 (5.41%) Puppet
3 5 (3.38%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.38%) SCOM
4 4 (2.70%) HP ALM
5 3 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.68%) Rancher
7 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Oracle
3 6 (4.05%) Cisco
3 6 (4.05%) Siemens
3 6 (4.05%) VMware
4 5 (3.38%) BT
4 5 (3.38%) Google
4 5 (3.38%) HP
4 5 (3.38%) Intel
4 5 (3.38%) Microsemi
4 5 (3.38%) SAP
4 5 (3.38%) Xilinx
5 3 (2.03%) Actel
5 3 (2.03%) Altera
5 3 (2.03%) Brocade
5 3 (2.03%) Dell
5 3 (2.03%) ESRI
5 3 (2.03%) hybris
5 3 (2.03%) Mapinfo
5 3 (2.03%) Sparx