Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 44 40
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 203 232 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.07% 4.92% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.91% 25.58% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 126 124
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £306 £219 £171
90th Percentile £590 £525 £484
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 26
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +62.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £36.13 £31.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +13.78% +13.39% -10.94%

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 971 907 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.48% 19.22% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 489 533
East of England median daily rate £418 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £176 £208 £200
90th Percentile £575 £557 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 102 68
East of England median hourly rate £16.75 £20.39 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% -25.71% +31.07%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.30 £10.06
90th Percentile £39.50 £45.90 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +17.78%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +9 76 £463 +37.04% 272
Hertfordshire -2 63 £400 +30.61% 94
Suffolk +4 30 £425 - 14
Essex -30 18 £525 +59.09% 42
Bedfordshire -8 11 £400 -11.11% 27
Norfolk +4 5 £335 -25.56% 10
East Anglia -6 1 - - 16
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 63 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 62 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.20%) Computer Science
4 40 (19.70%) Linux
5 39 (19.21%) Mathematics
5 39 (19.21%) Software Engineering
6 38 (18.72%) Windows
6 38 (18.72%) Java
7 37 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 32 (15.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (15.27%) Finance
10 31 (15.27%) C++
11 29 (14.29%) C
11 29 (14.29%) Project Management
12 28 (13.79%) C#
12 28 (13.79%) ITIL
13 27 (13.30%) SQL
14 25 (12.32%) Scrum
15 24 (11.82%) .NET
15 24 (11.82%) Security Cleared
16 23 (11.33%) Git (software)
16 23 (11.33%) Microsoft Excel
17 22 (10.84%) Eclipse
17 22 (10.84%) Military
17 22 (10.84%) Management Information System
17 22 (10.84%) SC Cleared
17 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (9.85%) Change Management
18 20 (9.85%) Web Services

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 7 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.97%) CMS
3 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.48%) Mule
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.99%) SAS
4 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.49%) Confluence
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.48%) Simulink
5 3 (1.48%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.99%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.99%) Windchill
7 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.49%) InVision
7 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.39%) Office 365
3 10 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.43%) SaaS
5 7 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.46%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.48%) GitHub
8 3 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.48%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.88%) Ethernet
2 15 (7.39%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.42%) Firewall
4 7 (3.45%) HTTP
5 6 (2.96%) DNS
6 5 (2.46%) Internet
6 5 (2.46%) LAN
6 5 (2.46%) Wireless
7 4 (1.97%) Broadband
7 4 (1.97%) SMTP
7 4 (1.97%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (1.97%) VoIP
7 4 (1.97%) WAN
8 3 (1.48%) DHCP
9 2 (0.99%) Network Security
9 2 (0.99%) Skype
9 2 (0.99%) SSL
9 2 (0.99%) VPN
9 2 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.97%) Big Data
2 4 (1.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.48%) MySQL
3 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.49%) dBASE
5 1 (0.49%) Firebird
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) Parquet
5 1 (0.49%) Redis
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (11.33%) Git (software)
2 22 (10.84%) Eclipse
3 19 (9.36%) Visual Studio
4 15 (7.39%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.96%) JIRA
6 4 (1.97%) Subversion
7 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.48%) NUnit
7 3 (1.48%) Rational Statemate
7 3 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.99%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.99%) GCC
8 2 (0.99%) gulp
8 2 (0.99%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.49%) JUnit
9 1 (0.49%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.49%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) TestComplete
General
1 31 (15.27%) Finance
2 22 (10.84%) Military
3 17 (8.37%) Aerospace
4 15 (7.39%) Manufacturing
4 15 (7.39%) Retail
5 14 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (4.43%) Electronics
7 9 (4.43%) Law
8 4 (1.97%) Automotive
8 4 (1.97%) Local Government
8 4 (1.97%) Marketing
8 4 (1.97%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.99%) Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Back Office
11 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (16.26%) Analyst
2 24 (11.82%) Developer
3 12 (5.91%) Project Manager
4 10 (4.93%) Data Analyst
5 9 (4.43%) IT Manager
5 9 (4.43%) Process Engineer
5 9 (4.43%) Software Engineer
6 8 (3.94%) Administrator
6 8 (3.94%) Architect
6 8 (3.94%) IT Project Manager
6 8 (3.94%) Security Analyst
7 7 (3.45%) Configuration Analyst
7 7 (3.45%) Configuration Management Analyst
7 7 (3.45%) Designer
7 7 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 6 (2.96%) Business Analyst
8 6 (2.96%) Java Developer
8 6 (2.96%) Security Operations Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.82%) .NET
2 20 (9.85%) Web Services
3 18 (8.87%) Node.js
4 15 (7.39%) Qt
5 13 (6.40%) ActiveX
5 13 (6.40%) DirectX
5 13 (6.40%) HTML
5 13 (6.40%) MFC
5 13 (6.40%) OpenGL
6 11 (5.42%) CSS
7 9 (4.43%) XML
8 7 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 7 (3.45%) Middleware
9 5 (2.46%) jQuery
9 5 (2.46%) REST
9 5 (2.46%) SOAP
10 4 (1.97%) Ajax
11 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.48%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.20%) Computer Science
2 22 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (5.91%) Data Centre
5 11 (5.42%) User Experience
6 8 (3.94%) CMDB
7 7 (3.45%) Life Science
7 7 (3.45%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.96%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.46%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.97%) LIMS
10 4 (1.97%) Vector Graphics
10 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.48%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.48%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (1.48%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.70%) Linux
2 38 (18.72%) Windows
3 11 (5.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.97%) Unix
6 2 (0.99%) Android
6 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.49%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (19.21%) Mathematics
2 39 (19.21%) Software Engineering
3 37 (18.23%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (14.29%) Project Management
5 28 (13.79%) ITIL
6 25 (12.32%) Scrum
7 20 (9.85%) Change Management
8 17 (8.37%) Data Management
9 16 (7.88%) Test Automation
10 15 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (6.90%) Analytics
11 14 (6.90%) Physics
11 14 (6.90%) SDLC
11 14 (6.90%) Validation
12 12 (5.91%) Information Security
13 11 (5.42%) Information Management
13 11 (5.42%) OO
14 10 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
14 10 (4.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.72%) Java
2 35 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.27%) C++
4 29 (14.29%) C
5 28 (13.79%) C#
6 27 (13.30%) SQL
7 17 (8.37%) Python
8 13 (6.40%) GLSL
8 13 (6.40%) HLSL
9 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.94%) Ruby
11 7 (3.45%) Perl
12 5 (2.46%) Go
12 5 (2.46%) MATLAB
13 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.97%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.48%) Ada
14 3 (1.48%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.48%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 32 (15.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 24 (11.82%) Security Cleared
3 22 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.94%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (3.45%) Master's Degree
7 7 (3.45%) MCSE
8 6 (2.96%) MCP
9 5 (2.46%) CISSP
9 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.46%) PMI Certification
9 5 (2.46%) PMP
10 4 (1.97%) CCNP
10 4 (1.97%) TOGAF Certification
11 3 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.48%) CCNA
11 3 (1.48%) CCSP
11 3 (1.48%) ISEB
11 3 (1.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) Def Stans
2 8 (3.94%) QA
3 7 (3.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.46%) PMO
5 4 (1.97%) GCP
6 3 (1.48%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.48%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.48%) SLA
7 2 (0.99%) GDPR
7 2 (0.99%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.49%) COBIT
8 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.49%) ECSS
8 1 (0.49%) HL7
8 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.42%) Docker
3 7 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.99%) Firmware
4 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.49%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.46%) Ansible
2 4 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.99%) Rancher
3 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.42%) Cisco
3 10 (4.93%) VMware
4 5 (2.46%) Adobe
4 5 (2.46%) HP
4 5 (2.46%) Marketo
4 5 (2.46%) Oracle
4 5 (2.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.97%) Dell
5 4 (1.97%) MuleSoft
5 4 (1.97%) SAP
6 3 (1.48%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.48%) Citrix
6 3 (1.48%) IBM
6 3 (1.48%) MathWorks
6 3 (1.48%) Omniture
6 3 (1.48%) Splunk
7 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.99%) Tableau
7 2 (0.99%) Veeam