Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 36 54
Rank change year-on-year +11 +18 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 138 92 190
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 6.26% 5.26% 4.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.69% 21.30% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 83
10th Percentile £255 £300 £185
25th Percentile £319 £365 £294
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £362 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year -14.88% - -
75th Percentile £521 £500 £516
90th Percentile £550 £550 £596
England median daily rate £525 £458 £475
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 10
10th Percentile £11.25 £18.45 £30.00
25th Percentile £16.13 £23.58 £35.44
Median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £40.25
Median % change year-on-year -31.25% -0.62% +96.82%
75th Percentile £36.20 £59.95 £59.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £60.68 £77.38
England median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +33.33% -25.47% +8.78%

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 517 432 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.47% 24.69% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 264 421
10th Percentile £228 £265 £225
25th Percentile £350 £371 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
75th Percentile £536 £533 £525
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
England median daily rate £500 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.37% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 22 48
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.75 £12.86
25th Percentile £13.25 £17.26 £15.44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £47.81 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year -59.21% +95.13% +46.27%
75th Percentile £39.13 £56.88 £45.70
90th Percentile £56.10 £61.36 £62.00
England median hourly rate £32.00 £31.45 £34.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% -7.51% +51.11%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -15 51 £500 +29.03% 88
Cambridgeshire +13 39 £356 -28.75% 157
Essex +15 19 £234 -41.65% 31
Bedfordshire 0 12 £425 - 25
Suffolk +8 11 £343 -19.24% 13
Norfolk 0 7 £338 -15.63% 10
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 58 (42.03%) Social Skills
2 49 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
4 30 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 27 (19.57%) Computer Science
5 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
6 26 (18.84%) C#
6 26 (18.84%) Windows
7 25 (18.12%) Finance
7 25 (18.12%) Mathematics
8 24 (17.39%) Project Management
9 23 (16.67%) Linux
9 23 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (15.94%) .NET
10 22 (15.94%) Python
11 21 (15.22%) ITIL
11 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
12 20 (14.49%) Git (software)
12 20 (14.49%) Java
12 20 (14.49%) Software Testing
13 19 (13.77%) Telecoms
13 19 (13.77%) C++
14 18 (13.04%) JavaScript
14 18 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (12.32%) SQL
15 17 (12.32%) Scrum
15 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (11.59%) Visual Studio
17 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel

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 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.45%) CMS
2 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.17%) Simulink
6 2 (1.45%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.72%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.45%) Sentinel
1 2 (1.45%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) Azure
1 10 (7.25%) Power Platform
2 6 (4.35%) AWS
3 4 (2.90%) GCP
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.45%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.45%) Power Automate
5 2 (1.45%) PowerApps
5 2 (1.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (1.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.07%) 4G
4 6 (4.35%) 5G
5 5 (3.62%) LAN
5 5 (3.62%) LTE
5 5 (3.62%) WAN
6 4 (2.90%) Network Security
6 4 (2.90%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (2.90%) SAN
6 4 (2.90%) Wireless
7 3 (2.17%) 2G
7 3 (2.17%) IPv4
7 3 (2.17%) Multicast
7 3 (2.17%) MVNO
7 3 (2.17%) NetScaler
7 3 (2.17%) UPnP
7 3 (2.17%) VoLTE
7 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.80%) Power BI
2 4 (2.90%) Big Data
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.17%) QGIS
3 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.17%) Tableau
4 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.72%) MS Access
5 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 16 (11.59%) Visual Studio
3 11 (7.97%) Eclipse
3 11 (7.97%) NetBeans
4 5 (3.62%) JIRA
5 4 (2.90%) Ranorex
5 4 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.17%) GDB
6 3 (2.17%) GitLab
7 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.72%) Appium
8 1 (0.72%) Buildbot
8 1 (0.72%) CMake
8 1 (0.72%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.72%) MSTest
8 1 (0.72%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.72%) Selenium
8 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 58 (42.03%) Social Skills
2 25 (18.12%) Finance
3 19 (13.77%) Telecoms
4 17 (12.32%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (10.87%) Presentation Skills
6 12 (8.70%) Manufacturing
7 11 (7.97%) Aerospace
7 11 (7.97%) Military
8 9 (6.52%) Automotive
8 9 (6.52%) Law
8 9 (6.52%) Public Sector
9 7 (5.07%) Influencing Skills
10 6 (4.35%) Electronics
10 6 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
10 6 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (3.62%) Retail
12 4 (2.90%) French Language
12 4 (2.90%) German Language
12 4 (2.90%) Italian Language
12 4 (2.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (10.87%) Analyst
2 13 (9.42%) Software Engineer
3 11 (7.97%) Developer
4 9 (6.52%) Report Analyst
4 9 (6.52%) Test Engineer
5 8 (5.80%) Architect
6 7 (5.07%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.07%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.35%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.62%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.62%) IT Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Business Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Designer
9 4 (2.90%) Development Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.90%) Software Asset Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Software Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.94%) .NET
2 14 (10.14%) Node.js
3 13 (9.42%) Web Services
4 11 (7.97%) Qt
5 10 (7.25%) ActiveX
5 10 (7.25%) DirectX
5 10 (7.25%) MFC
5 10 (7.25%) OpenGL
6 7 (5.07%) JSON
7 5 (3.62%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.62%) RESTful
7 5 (3.62%) WCF
7 5 (3.62%) WPF
7 5 (3.62%) XML
8 4 (2.90%) React
9 3 (2.17%) Autofac
9 3 (2.17%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.17%) HTML
9 3 (2.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 2 (1.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.70%) NHS
3 8 (5.80%) User Experience
4 5 (3.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.90%) ASIC
6 3 (2.17%) Clustering
6 3 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.17%) Life Science
6 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
6 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.17%) PMI
7 2 (1.45%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
7 2 (1.45%) PKI
7 2 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
7 2 (1.45%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.45%) W3C
8 1 (0.72%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.84%) Windows
2 23 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (3.62%) Unix
3 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.17%) Android
4 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.17%) OpenWrt
4 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 27 (19.57%) Computer Science
4 25 (18.12%) Mathematics
5 24 (17.39%) Project Management
6 21 (15.22%) ITIL
7 20 (14.49%) Software Testing
8 18 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (12.32%) Scrum
10 13 (9.42%) Analytics
11 12 (8.70%) Validation
12 11 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (7.97%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.25%) Collaborative Working
13 10 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (7.25%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (7.25%) Decision-Making
13 10 (7.25%) PRINCE2
13 10 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (7.25%) Synthetic Environment
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.84%) C#
2 22 (15.94%) Python
3 20 (14.49%) Java
4 19 (13.77%) C++
5 18 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.32%) SQL
7 14 (10.14%) C
8 10 (7.25%) GLSL
8 10 (7.25%) HLSL
9 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.62%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.90%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.90%) Scala
12 3 (2.17%) Perl
12 3 (2.17%) XAML
13 2 (1.45%) Go
13 2 (1.45%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.45%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.45%) VB
13 2 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.80%) PMI Certification
5 8 (5.80%) PMP
6 7 (5.07%) MCP
7 6 (4.35%) Master's Degree
7 6 (4.35%) MCSE
8 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.62%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.90%) HNC
9 4 (2.90%) HND
9 4 (2.90%) MCSA
10 3 (2.17%) A+ Certification
10 3 (2.17%) CCNP
10 3 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.17%) MCITP
10 3 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (2.17%) JTAG
3 2 (1.45%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.45%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.72%) GMP
4 1 (0.72%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.72%) PMO
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Docker
3 3 (2.17%) Firmware
3 3 (2.17%) Terminal Services
3 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.72%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) SCCM
2 4 (2.90%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.17%) Ansible
3 3 (2.17%) DameWare
3 3 (2.17%) SCOM
4 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) Grafana
5 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.72%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.72%) Scalr
Vendors
1 37 (26.81%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.07%) BT
3 6 (4.35%) Cisco
3 6 (4.35%) Google
3 6 (4.35%) HP
4 5 (3.62%) Omniture
4 5 (3.62%) Oracle
4 5 (3.62%) Siemens
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
5 4 (2.90%) Adobe
5 4 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.90%) SAP
5 4 (2.90%) Snow
6 3 (2.17%) Citrix
6 3 (2.17%) Cloudera
6 3 (2.17%) ESRI
6 3 (2.17%) hybris
6 3 (2.17%) Mapinfo
6 3 (2.17%) Optimizely
7 2 (1.45%) Sonus