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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 47 55
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 111 97 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.78% 3.81% 3.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 22.20% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 54 45
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £160 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 20
Median hourly rate £19.19 £17.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.88% -40.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.18 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.58 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 444 437 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.10% 17.14% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 238 289
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +29.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +7 32 £338 -2.52% 109
Hertfordshire -3 31 £355 -9.84% 51
Essex -3 22 £328 +29.70% 13
Bedfordshire +4 15 £403 +15.00% 18
Suffolk +12 4 £450 +181.25% 13
Norfolk -9 4 £425 - 7
East Anglia - 2 £525 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 57 (21.59%) Computer Science
2 47 (17.80%) Python
3 45 (17.05%) Telecoms
4 44 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (16.29%) Project Management
6 41 (15.53%) Windows
7 39 (14.77%) Microsoft
7 39 (14.77%) Mathematics
8 38 (14.39%) Computer Science Degree
9 37 (14.02%) Java
10 34 (12.88%) SQL
10 34 (12.88%) Linux
11 33 (12.50%) C
12 32 (12.12%) ITIL
12 32 (12.12%) Finance
13 30 (11.36%) Electronics
14 27 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (9.47%) Test Automation
16 24 (9.09%) Oracle
17 22 (8.33%) UML
18 20 (7.58%) Unix
18 20 (7.58%) .NET
18 20 (7.58%) MS Visio
18 20 (7.58%) Wireless
19 19 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (6.82%) CSS
20 18 (6.82%) HTML
20 18 (6.82%) JavaScript
20 18 (6.82%) Management Information System
20 18 (6.82%) Software Engineering

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 9 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.14%) Apache
4 3 (1.14%) CMS
5 2 (0.76%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.76%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 2 (0.76%) IIS
5 2 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) Confluence
6 1 (0.38%) Drupal
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 19 (7.20%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (2.27%) AutoCAD
7 4 (1.52%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.38%) InVision
8 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.14%) Unica
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.76%) Sage 50
3 2 (0.76%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.17%) Office 365
2 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (1.89%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.14%) SaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.76%) Yammer
7 1 (0.38%) GitHub
7 1 (0.38%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.58%) Wireless
2 11 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (3.79%) DNS
4 9 (3.41%) WAN
5 8 (3.03%) Firewall
5 8 (3.03%) VPN
6 7 (2.65%) DHCP
6 7 (2.65%) LAN
7 4 (1.52%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.14%) Broadband
8 3 (1.14%) Network Security
8 3 (1.14%) SAN
8 3 (1.14%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.14%) VLAN
8 3 (1.14%) VoIP
8 3 (1.14%) WLAN
9 2 (0.76%) NAS
9 2 (0.76%) SpaceWire
9 2 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.79%) Hadoop
3 9 (3.41%) DB2
4 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.89%) OLAP
5 5 (1.89%) OLTP
5 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.52%) Big Data
6 4 (1.52%) MySQL
6 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.14%) QlikView
7 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.76%) GIS
8 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.89%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 5 (1.89%) Bugzilla
2 5 (1.89%) JIRA
3 4 (1.52%) Selenium
4 3 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.14%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.14%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.14%) JUnit
4 3 (1.14%) Subversion
4 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.76%) NetBeans
5 2 (0.76%) Redmine
5 2 (0.76%) Trac
6 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 45 (17.05%) Telecoms
2 32 (12.12%) Finance
3 30 (11.36%) Electronics
4 9 (3.41%) Retail
5 8 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.03%) Marketing
6 7 (2.65%) Automotive
7 6 (2.27%) Legal
8 5 (1.89%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.52%) Banking
10 3 (1.14%) Avionics
10 3 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.76%) Billing
11 2 (0.76%) Law
11 2 (0.76%) Military
11 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.38%) French Language
12 1 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (21.59%) Developer
2 41 (15.53%) Analyst
3 25 (9.47%) Architect
4 17 (6.44%) Business Analyst
4 17 (6.44%) Embedded Engineer
4 17 (6.44%) Python Developer
5 14 (5.30%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.92%) Software Test Engineer
6 13 (4.92%) Test Engineer
7 12 (4.55%) Consultant
7 12 (4.55%) Security Analyst
8 11 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 10 (3.79%) Audio Engineer
9 10 (3.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 10 (3.79%) IT Engineer
9 10 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.41%) Network Engineer
10 9 (3.41%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.41%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.58%) .NET
2 18 (6.82%) CSS
2 18 (6.82%) HTML
3 10 (3.79%) Web Services
4 8 (3.03%) HTML5
5 7 (2.65%) JSON
5 7 (2.65%) XML
6 6 (2.27%) Middleware
7 5 (1.89%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.52%) Flash
8 4 (1.52%) RESTful
9 3 (1.14%) Backbone.js
9 3 (1.14%) J2EE
9 3 (1.14%) jQuery
9 3 (1.14%) LESS
9 3 (1.14%) Node.js
9 3 (1.14%) React
9 3 (1.14%) Sass
9 3 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.59%) Computer Science
2 27 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 17 (6.44%) User Experience
5 11 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 8 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 8 (3.03%) NHS
7 6 (2.27%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.89%) Clustering
8 5 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.52%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.14%) STB
11 2 (0.76%) PDA
11 2 (0.76%) PMI
11 2 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.53%) Windows
2 34 (12.88%) Linux
3 20 (7.58%) Unix
4 10 (3.79%) Android
4 10 (3.79%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.03%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.03%) Windows Vista
6 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.29%) Project Management
3 39 (14.77%) Mathematics
4 32 (12.12%) ITIL
5 25 (9.47%) Test Automation
6 22 (8.33%) UML
7 18 (6.82%) Business Analysis
7 18 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 16 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (6.06%) Data Analysis
8 16 (6.06%) Migration
9 15 (5.68%) Analytics
9 15 (5.68%) CRM
9 15 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (5.68%) SOA
10 13 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (4.92%) PRINCE2
10 13 (4.92%) Test Scripting
11 12 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.80%) Python
2 37 (14.02%) Java
3 34 (12.88%) SQL
4 33 (12.50%) C
5 18 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.44%) C#
6 17 (6.44%) Embedded C
7 15 (5.68%) C++
8 14 (5.30%) Tcl
9 8 (3.03%) Perl
9 8 (3.03%) PHP
9 8 (3.03%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.65%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.89%) R
11 5 (1.89%) VBScript
12 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.52%) Ruby
12 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.52%) VB
13 3 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (14.39%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (6.44%) Master's Degree
3 15 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.30%) Security Cleared
5 11 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 9 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.65%) ISEB
8 6 (2.27%) CCNP
8 6 (2.27%) CISA
9 5 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.89%) CCNA
9 5 (1.89%) CISM
9 5 (1.89%) CISSP
9 5 (1.89%) MCP
9 5 (1.89%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.52%) MCITP
10 4 (1.52%) MCTS
10 4 (1.52%) PMP
11 3 (1.14%) CCENT
11 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) SLA
2 6 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.89%) QA
4 3 (1.14%) ECSS
4 3 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) IFRS
5 2 (0.76%) IFRS 9
5 2 (0.76%) PMO
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 16 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.65%) Firmware
6 4 (1.52%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.14%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.76%) Docker
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) LXC
9 1 (0.38%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.52%) WSUS
3 3 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.76%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.76%) DameWare
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.38%) Ansible
5 1 (0.38%) Mesos
5 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.09%) Oracle
3 17 (6.44%) VMware
4 12 (4.55%) Adobe
5 10 (3.79%) Cisco
6 6 (2.27%) Apple
6 6 (2.27%) Remedy
6 6 (2.27%) SAP
7 4 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.52%) Xerox
8 2 (0.76%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.76%) Dell
8 2 (0.76%) IBM
8 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.76%) NetWitness
8 2 (0.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.76%) Sage
8 2 (0.76%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.76%) Splunk
8 2 (0.76%) Symantec
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