Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 15 44
Rank change year-on-year -16 +29 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 68 257 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.77% 7.13% 4.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.75% 31.00% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 154 98
Median daily rate £493 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -5.88% +16.44%
10th Percentile £200 £194 £300
90th Percentile £596 £596 £629
England median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 12
Median hourly rate £38.00 £46.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +11.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £19.58 £18.06 £17.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £50.65 £52.38
England median hourly rate £38.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +12.50% +31.15%

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 406 829 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.49% 23.00% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 475 481
Median daily rate £425 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +13.33%
10th Percentile £169 £200 £200
90th Percentile £657 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 70
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.74 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.45% +1.99% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.17 £12.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.00 £50.58
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% +32.00% +16.89%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Cambridgeshire -2 28 £500 +12.36% 103
Hertfordshire -5 26 £493 +23.13% 53
Essex -13 9 £345 -13.75% 22
Suffolk +3 4 £475 -17.39% 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 22 (32.35%) Mathematics
2 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 17 (25.00%) C#
4 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.53%) C++
5 16 (23.53%) SQL
6 14 (20.59%) Python
6 14 (20.59%) Java
7 13 (19.12%) Web Services
7 13 (19.12%) Aerospace
7 13 (19.12%) Visualisation
8 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
9 11 (16.18%) Eclipse
9 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
9 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
9 11 (16.18%) NetBeans
9 11 (16.18%) Military
9 11 (16.18%) Qt
9 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
9 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
9 11 (16.18%) Data Visualisation
9 11 (16.18%) Node.js
9 11 (16.18%) Machine Learning
9 11 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (16.18%) Data Science
9 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving

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 (11.76%) Apache Spark
2 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (1.47%) Luigi
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe XD
3 1 (1.47%) InVision
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.47%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.47%) AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Logic Apps
3 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.47%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Ethernet
1 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) BGP
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (1.47%) DECT
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.47%) IPsec
3 1 (1.47%) IPv4
3 1 (1.47%) IPv6
3 1 (1.47%) OSPF
3 1 (1.47%) PPP
3 1 (1.47%) UPnP
3 1 (1.47%) VoIP
3 1 (1.47%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) Big Data
2 7 (10.29%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.47%) Azkaban
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Impala
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Power BI
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Eclipse
1 11 (16.18%) Git (software)
1 11 (16.18%) NetBeans
1 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.94%) Postman
3 1 (1.47%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.47%) Balsamiq
3 1 (1.47%) CMake
3 1 (1.47%) GDB
3 1 (1.47%) GitLab
3 1 (1.47%) Gradle
3 1 (1.47%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (19.12%) Aerospace
2 11 (16.18%) Military
3 6 (8.82%) Finance
4 5 (7.35%) Marketing
5 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
6 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (4.41%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.94%) Back Office
7 2 (2.94%) Electronics
7 2 (2.94%) Law
8 1 (1.47%) Billing
8 1 (1.47%) Local Government
8 1 (1.47%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (1.47%) Retail
8 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (10.29%) Data Scientist
1 7 (10.29%) Developer
2 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
3 4 (5.88%) Analyst
3 4 (5.88%) C# Developer
4 3 (4.41%) Angular Developer
4 3 (4.41%) Capacity Manager
4 3 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (2.94%) Administrator
5 2 (2.94%) Architect
5 2 (2.94%) Cloud Administrator
5 2 (2.94%) Consultant
5 2 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Security Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (2.94%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.47%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) Web Services
2 11 (16.18%) Node.js
2 11 (16.18%) Qt
3 9 (13.24%) .NET
4 8 (11.76%) PyTorch
4 8 (11.76%) TensorFlow
5 7 (10.29%) ActiveX
5 7 (10.29%) DirectX
5 7 (10.29%) Keras
5 7 (10.29%) MFC
5 7 (10.29%) NumPy
5 7 (10.29%) OpenGL
6 6 (8.82%) Pandas
6 6 (8.82%) scikit-learn
6 6 (8.82%) XGBoost
7 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.94%) RESTful
8 2 (2.94%) Spring
8 2 (2.94%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Algorithms
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Life Science
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.94%) NHS
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) VHDL
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) PMI
6 1 (1.47%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Linux
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Android
2 2 (2.94%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Mathematics
2 20 (29.41%) Computer Science
3 17 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (19.12%) Visualisation
6 11 (16.18%) Data Science
6 11 (16.18%) Data Visualisation
6 11 (16.18%) Machine Learning
6 11 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (13.24%) Project Management
7 9 (13.24%) Scrum
8 8 (11.76%) Time Management
9 7 (10.29%) Change Management
10 6 (8.82%) DevOps
10 6 (8.82%) Neural Network
10 6 (8.82%) Random Forest
11 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.35%) Decision-Making
11 5 (7.35%) Operations Research
12 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) C#
2 16 (23.53%) C++
2 16 (23.53%) SQL
3 14 (20.59%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) Python
4 12 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.29%) GLSL
5 7 (10.29%) HLSL
6 5 (7.35%) C
7 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.47%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.47%) R
8 1 (1.47%) Scala
8 1 (1.47%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) VBA
8 1 (1.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) CCNP
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.41%) CISSP
5 3 (4.41%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.94%) CISA
6 2 (2.94%) MCDST
6 2 (2.94%) MCP
6 2 (2.94%) MCSA
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (2.94%) PhD
7 1 (1.47%) CEH
7 1 (1.47%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ITGC
1 2 (2.94%) QA
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) JTAG
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Docker
1 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) DameWare
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) Mentor Graphics
3 2 (2.94%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe
4 1 (1.47%) Altera
4 1 (1.47%) Brocade
4 1 (1.47%) F5
4 1 (1.47%) IBM
4 1 (1.47%) Intel
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk
4 1 (1.47%) Xilinx