Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 43 33
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 230 237 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.52% 4.74% 4.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.71% 25.08% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 113 137
East of England median daily rate £425 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £211 £220
90th Percentile £599 £503 £510
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 35
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% -46.07%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.95 £40.50
England median hourly rate £38.75 £32.00 £27.08
% change year-on-year +21.09% +18.18% -16.68%

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 970 945 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.06% 18.91% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 480 541
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £189
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 99 83
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.15% +1.93% -4.78%
10th Percentile £10.34 £11.45 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £47.40
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +10.87%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +13 86 £450 +33.33% 235
Hertfordshire -6 66 £400 +30.61% 129
Suffolk +3 34 £425 +3.03% 23
Essex -2 29 £613 +88.46% 50
Bedfordshire -11 11 £400 -15.79% 39
Norfolk +4 4 £335 -25.56% 20
East Anglia -5 1 - - 23
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 79 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (28.70%) Microsoft
3 53 (23.04%) Linux
4 50 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 50 (21.74%) Mathematics
5 49 (21.30%) Computer Science
5 49 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (19.13%) Windows
7 43 (18.70%) Java
8 41 (17.83%) Project Management
9 39 (16.96%) JavaScript
9 39 (16.96%) Finance
10 38 (16.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 34 (14.78%) C++
11 34 (14.78%) Git (software)
12 31 (13.48%) C#
13 29 (12.61%) .NET
13 29 (12.61%) Security Cleared
14 28 (12.17%) Scrum
15 26 (11.30%) SC Cleared
15 26 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (10.87%) Node.js
16 25 (10.87%) C
17 23 (10.00%) SQL
17 23 (10.00%) Visual Studio
17 23 (10.00%) Web Services
17 23 (10.00%) ITIL
17 23 (10.00%) Eclipse
17 23 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
18 22 (9.57%) 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 5 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.30%) Mule
3 3 (1.30%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 2 (0.87%) SAS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (9.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (6.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.17%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe After Effects
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (1.74%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (1.74%) InVision
6 4 (1.74%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.87%) Simulink
7 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.87%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.87%) Windchill
8 1 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.43%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.43%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.83%) Office 365
3 10 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.35%) SaaS
4 5 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.74%) GitHub
6 3 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.30%) npm
6 3 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Slack
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.43%) G Suite
8 1 (0.43%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.70%) Ethernet
2 19 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.78%) Wireless
4 7 (3.04%) Internet
5 6 (2.61%) Firewall
6 5 (2.17%) DNS
6 5 (2.17%) Network Security
7 4 (1.74%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.74%) Broadband
7 4 (1.74%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.74%) WLAN
8 3 (1.30%) HTTP
8 3 (1.30%) SSL
9 2 (0.87%) DHCP
9 2 (0.87%) LAN
10 1 (0.43%) 3G
10 1 (0.43%) 802.11
10 1 (0.43%) SAN
10 1 (0.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.74%) MySQL
3 3 (1.30%) Big Data
4 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) dBASE
5 1 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Parquet
5 1 (0.43%) Redis
5 1 (0.43%) Scylla
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (14.78%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 23 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 19 (8.26%) NetBeans
4 13 (5.65%) JIRA
5 12 (5.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.61%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (2.17%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.74%) gulp
8 4 (1.74%) Selenium
8 4 (1.74%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.30%) Bower
9 3 (1.30%) NUnit
9 3 (1.30%) PhantomJS
9 3 (1.30%) Protractor
9 3 (1.30%) Subversion
10 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (16.96%) Finance
2 21 (9.13%) Aerospace
2 21 (9.13%) Manufacturing
2 21 (9.13%) Military
3 16 (6.96%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (5.22%) Electronics
5 11 (4.78%) Retail
5 11 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.91%) Law
7 5 (2.17%) Humanities
7 5 (2.17%) Legal
7 5 (2.17%) Marketing
7 5 (2.17%) Social Science
8 3 (1.30%) Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Local Government
9 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (15.65%) Analyst
2 28 (12.17%) Developer
3 21 (9.13%) Project Manager
4 12 (5.22%) Software Engineer
5 11 (4.78%) IT Manager
6 10 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
7 9 (3.91%) Architect
7 9 (3.91%) Designer
7 9 (3.91%) Process Engineer
7 9 (3.91%) Security Analyst
7 9 (3.91%) Test Engineer
8 8 (3.48%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.48%) IT Support
8 8 (3.48%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (3.48%) Senior Manager
8 8 (3.48%) Senior Project Manager
9 7 (3.04%) Administrator
9 7 (3.04%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (2.61%) Security Operations Analyst
10 6 (2.61%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.61%) .NET
2 25 (10.87%) Node.js
3 23 (10.00%) Web Services
4 19 (8.26%) Qt
5 16 (6.96%) ActiveX
5 16 (6.96%) DirectX
5 16 (6.96%) HTML
5 16 (6.96%) MFC
5 16 (6.96%) OpenGL
6 13 (5.65%) CSS
7 11 (4.78%) AngularJS
8 8 (3.48%) XML
9 7 (3.04%) Sass
10 6 (2.61%) jQuery
10 6 (2.61%) Middleware
11 5 (2.17%) HTML5
11 5 (2.17%) React
12 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.30%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (6.52%) Life Science
4 15 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 14 (6.09%) User Experience
6 8 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.48%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.17%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.17%) LIMS
8 4 (1.74%) Animation
8 4 (1.74%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.30%) CMDB
9 3 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.30%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.04%) Linux
2 44 (19.13%) Windows
3 9 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.17%) Android
4 5 (2.17%) Unix
4 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.74%) Mathematics
2 50 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 49 (21.30%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (17.83%) Project Management
5 28 (12.17%) Scrum
6 23 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (10.00%) ITIL
7 21 (9.13%) Test Automation
8 18 (7.83%) Change Management
9 16 (6.96%) OO
10 15 (6.52%) Physics
11 14 (6.09%) Analytics
12 13 (5.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.65%) SDLC
13 12 (5.22%) TDD
14 11 (4.78%) Business Analysis
14 11 (4.78%) Data Management
14 11 (4.78%) PRINCE2
15 10 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 43 (18.70%) Java
2 39 (16.96%) JavaScript
3 34 (14.78%) C++
4 31 (13.48%) C#
5 25 (10.87%) C
6 23 (10.00%) SQL
7 17 (7.39%) Python
8 16 (6.96%) GLSL
8 16 (6.96%) HLSL
9 14 (6.09%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.78%) Perl
11 9 (3.91%) Ruby
12 8 (3.48%) TypeScript
13 7 (3.04%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.17%) Go
14 5 (2.17%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.74%) ES6
15 4 (1.74%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.87%) PHP
16 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (16.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 29 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 26 (11.30%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.96%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.35%) MCSE
7 8 (3.48%) PMP
8 7 (3.04%) Master's Degree
8 7 (3.04%) PMI Certification
9 6 (2.61%) MCP
10 5 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.17%) ISEB
10 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.74%) CISSP
11 4 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (1.30%) CCNP
12 3 (1.30%) CCSP
12 3 (1.30%) RHCE
12 3 (1.30%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.91%) QA
2 7 (3.04%) PMO
3 4 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.74%) Def Stans
4 3 (1.30%) GDPR
4 3 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.30%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.87%) GMP
5 2 (0.87%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.43%) GCP
6 1 (0.43%) HL7
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.65%) Docker
3 3 (1.30%) Firmware
3 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.43%) HDFS
5 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (2.17%) Ansible
2 4 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.87%) Puppet
3 2 (0.87%) SCCM
4 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.43%) Mesos
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Packer
4 1 (0.43%) Rancher
4 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 66 (28.70%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.48%) Adobe
2 8 (3.48%) Oracle
3 7 (3.04%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.61%) Citrix
4 6 (2.61%) VMware
5 5 (2.17%) Cisco
5 5 (2.17%) Marketo
5 5 (2.17%) SAP
6 4 (1.74%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.30%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.30%) Splunk
8 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.87%) BT
8 2 (0.87%) Google
8 2 (0.87%) MathWorks
8 2 (0.87%) Omniture
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.87%) Tableau