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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 25 May 2022 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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +16
Contract jobs citing Degree 164 107 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.49% 6.01% 6.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.40% 25.54% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 50 75
10th Percentile £248 £228 £203
25th Percentile £390 £339 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
75th Percentile £575 £521 £488
90th Percentile £625 £553 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 9
10th Percentile £22.50 £11.25 £17.32
25th Percentile £36.16 £17.25 £21.41
Median hourly rate £49.00 £27.61 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +77.50% +12.67% -18.33%
75th Percentile £49.50 £34.96 £59.75
90th Percentile £75.25 £50.00 £60.41
England median hourly rate £40.50 £37.75 £33.09
% change year-on-year +7.28% +14.09% -17.28%

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 701 419 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.75% 23.54% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 210 309
10th Percentile £218 £192 £248
25th Percentile £385 £313 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £440 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +3.45%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £550
90th Percentile £675 £598 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 69 34
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £13.57
25th Percentile £13.41 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £19.50 £23.21 £28.75
Median % change year-on-year -15.98% -19.27% +40.24%
75th Percentile £50.89 £45.00 £54.69
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.90 £60.02
England median hourly rate £41.50 £36.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year +12.93% +32.46% -7.21%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +16 66 £450 -10.00% 62
Cambridgeshire -7 62 £475 +5.56% 108
Essex -6 22 £563 +135.36% 26
Suffolk -5 6 £513 +48.98% 4
Bedfordshire -18 6 £420 -6.67% 8
Norfolk - 1 - - 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 78 (47.56%) Social Skills
2 65 (39.63%) Agile
3 51 (31.10%) Project Management
4 41 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 41 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 34 (20.73%) Mathematics
5 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
6 33 (20.12%) C#
6 33 (20.12%) Microsoft
7 32 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (18.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
10 26 (15.85%) Scrum
11 25 (15.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 25 (15.24%) Windows
12 23 (14.02%) .NET
13 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
14 21 (12.80%) Java
14 21 (12.80%) ITIL
15 20 (12.20%) Web Services
16 19 (11.59%) Risk Management
16 19 (11.59%) WPF
16 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (10.98%) Visual Studio
17 18 (10.98%) Linux
18 17 (10.37%) C++
18 17 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (9.76%) Finance
19 16 (9.76%) Presentation Skills
20 15 (9.15%) Collaborative Working

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 8 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.66%) SAS
3 4 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.83%) Simulink
5 3 (1.83%) Stateflow
6 2 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.61%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.61%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.61%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.22%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.61%) DELMIA
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.32%) Azure
2 9 (5.49%) AWS
3 7 (4.27%) GCP
4 4 (2.44%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.22%) Google Workspace
5 2 (1.22%) Serverless
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.61%) Figma
6 1 (0.61%) GitHub
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) TCP/IP
2 10 (6.10%) Ethernet
3 7 (4.27%) DNS
4 5 (3.05%) LAN
4 5 (3.05%) WAN
5 3 (1.83%) Firewall
5 3 (1.83%) Internet
5 3 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.83%) Wireless
6 2 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.22%) VoIP
6 2 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.61%) 3G
7 1 (0.61%) 4G
7 1 (0.61%) BGP
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.61%) DHCP
7 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.61%) OSPF
7 1 (0.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) Big Data
3 4 (2.44%) Power BI
3 4 (2.44%) Presto
3 4 (2.44%) Tableau
4 3 (1.83%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.83%) QlikView
5 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) Delta Lake
6 1 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.61%) Impala
6 1 (0.61%) Metadata
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Parquet
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.98%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.71%) Eclipse
4 10 (6.10%) NetBeans
5 4 (2.44%) JIRA
6 2 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.61%) Automake
7 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.61%) CMake
7 1 (0.61%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.61%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.61%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.61%) JUnit
7 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.61%) Mockito
7 1 (0.61%) Qt Creator
7 1 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.61%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 78 (47.56%) Social Skills
2 25 (15.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 17 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.76%) Finance
4 16 (9.76%) Presentation Skills
5 12 (7.32%) Aerospace
6 11 (6.71%) Legal
7 10 (6.10%) Military
7 10 (6.10%) Public Sector
8 9 (5.49%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (5.49%) Manufacturing
9 7 (4.27%) Telecoms
10 6 (3.66%) Electronics
11 4 (2.44%) Law
11 4 (2.44%) Marketing
11 4 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (2.44%) Retail
12 2 (1.22%) Automotive
12 2 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (19.51%) Project Manager
2 22 (13.41%) Software Engineer
3 14 (8.54%) Analyst
4 11 (6.71%) .NET Software Engineer
5 9 (5.49%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.49%) C# Software Engineer
6 8 (4.88%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.27%) Data Engineer
8 6 (3.66%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.66%) Developer
8 6 (3.66%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.66%) Project Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.66%) Service Desk Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Business Manager
9 5 (3.05%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (3.05%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.05%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.05%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.02%) .NET
2 20 (12.20%) Web Services
3 19 (11.59%) WPF
4 15 (9.15%) Entity Framework
5 13 (7.93%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.71%) .NET Core
6 11 (6.71%) Node.js
6 11 (6.71%) RESTful
7 10 (6.10%) ActiveX
7 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (6.10%) DirectX
7 10 (6.10%) MFC
7 10 (6.10%) OpenGL
7 10 (6.10%) Qt
7 10 (6.10%) React
8 5 (3.05%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.05%) WCF
9 4 (2.44%) Kafka
9 4 (2.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 2 (1.22%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) User Experience
2 13 (7.93%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.71%) Biotechnology
4 9 (5.49%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.27%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.27%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.27%) Life Science
5 7 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.44%) IoT
6 4 (2.44%) Social Media
7 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.83%) FPGA
8 2 (1.22%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.22%) Data Fabric
8 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.22%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.22%) NHS
8 2 (1.22%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.24%) Windows
2 18 (10.98%) Linux
3 5 (3.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.83%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) Android
5 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.63%) Agile
2 51 (31.10%) Project Management
3 41 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 41 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 34 (20.73%) Mathematics
5 32 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 26 (15.85%) Scrum
7 21 (12.80%) ITIL
8 19 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (11.59%) Risk Management
9 15 (9.15%) Collaborative Working
10 14 (8.54%) Business Analysis
10 14 (8.54%) Change Management
10 14 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (7.93%) Analytics
11 13 (7.93%) Microservices
12 12 (7.32%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.32%) Waterfall
13 11 (6.71%) Open Source
13 11 (6.71%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.12%) C#
2 21 (12.80%) Java
3 17 (10.37%) C++
4 15 (9.15%) C
4 15 (9.15%) Python
5 14 (8.54%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.10%) GLSL
6 10 (6.10%) HLSL
7 9 (5.49%) SQL
8 8 (4.88%) Scala
9 5 (3.05%) R
10 4 (2.44%) Go
10 4 (2.44%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.44%) XAML
11 3 (1.83%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.61%) Fortran
12 1 (0.61%) Perl
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (18.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.93%) Master's Degree
5 11 (6.71%) PhD
6 6 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.66%) PMI Certification
6 6 (3.66%) PMP
7 4 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (1.83%) CISSP
9 2 (1.22%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.22%) APMP
9 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.22%) ISEB
9 2 (1.22%) MCSE
9 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) CRISC
10 1 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) PMO
2 7 (4.27%) SLA
3 5 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.05%) QA
4 4 (2.44%) GDPR
4 4 (2.44%) GxP
5 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.22%) CDISC
6 2 (1.22%) NIST
7 1 (0.61%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.61%) COBIT
7 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.61%) DICOM
7 1 (0.61%) GMP
7 1 (0.61%) GPG13
7 1 (0.61%) ISO 31000
7 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.61%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.05%) Firmware
2 5 (3.05%) vSphere
3 4 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.22%) Ansible
2 2 (1.22%) Grafana
2 2 (1.22%) Puppet
3 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.61%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.61%) QRadar
3 1 (0.61%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) SAP
3 7 (4.27%) Remedy
4 6 (3.66%) Avaya
4 6 (3.66%) Peregrine
4 6 (3.66%) Siemens
5 3 (1.83%) Google
5 3 (1.83%) MathWorks
6 2 (1.22%) Adobe
6 2 (1.22%) Apple
6 2 (1.22%) Cisco
6 2 (1.22%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.22%) hybris
6 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.22%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.22%) Splunk
7 1 (0.61%) Dell
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) Juniper
7 1 (0.61%) Workday