Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 40 36
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 4,354 4,361 4,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.63% 4.90% 4.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.77% 25.09% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,471 2,690 3,091
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +1.82%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £230
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 220 207
England median hourly rate £36.25 £31.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% +13.39% -10.31%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.21 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.68 £30.10
% change year-on-year +10.50% +5.22% -2.90%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,575 17,382 21,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.68% 19.55% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,401 10,543 13,369
England median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £260 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 862 699
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +8.49% +15.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £50.07 £50.45 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.62
% change year-on-year -23.83% +7.71% +18.16%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in England

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in England

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in England

Degree
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London -9 2,102 £500 +5.26% 1,219
South East -3 997 £438 +9.38% 662
North of England +5 551 £408 +1.88% 531
Midlands -22 277 £450 +20.00% 420
North West +10 239 £400 +10.34% 289
South West -3 209 £400 -5.88% 295
East of England -8 203 £425 +21.43% 475
Yorkshire -3 199 £425 +3.03% 181
West Midlands -23 154 £475 +26.67% 286
East Midlands -6 125 £425 +6.25% 134
North East +4 120 £375 -14.77% 61
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1,464 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 1,448 (33.26%) Computer Science
3 1,205 (27.68%) Finance
4 826 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
5 810 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 714 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
7 695 (15.96%) Java
8 694 (15.94%) SQL
9 692 (15.89%) Microsoft
10 661 (15.18%) Project Management
11 549 (12.61%) JavaScript
12 538 (12.36%) Python
13 498 (11.44%) Linux
14 494 (11.35%) Analytics
15 467 (10.73%) Windows
16 454 (10.43%) HTML
17 447 (10.27%) ITIL
18 439 (10.08%) C#
19 436 (10.01%) Mathematics
20 433 (9.94%) Scrum
21 429 (9.85%) Software Engineering
22 364 (8.36%) Git (software)
23 360 (8.27%) CSS
24 359 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
25 352 (8.08%) .NET
26 349 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
27 339 (7.79%) User Experience
28 325 (7.46%) TDD
29 323 (7.42%) Banking
29 323 (7.42%) Management Information System

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 122 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 104 (2.39%) Confluence
3 99 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 85 (1.95%) Apache
5 80 (1.84%) SAS
6 75 (1.72%) CMS
7 52 (1.19%) IIS
8 47 (1.08%) MS Exchange
9 43 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 35 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 32 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 28 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
13 27 (0.62%) JBoss
13 27 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 26 (0.60%) Ethereum
15 25 (0.57%) Hyperledger
16 22 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 19 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 18 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 322 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 240 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
3 153 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 81 (1.86%) MS Visio
5 78 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
6 47 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 39 (0.90%) InVision
8 23 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (0.51%) SPSS
10 20 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
11 13 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.28%) Chatbot
12 12 (0.28%) UserZoom
13 9 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
14 8 (0.18%) InfoPath
14 8 (0.18%) Stata
15 6 (0.14%) InDesign
15 6 (0.14%) Windchill
16 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
16 5 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 26 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 26 (0.60%) SAP HR
2 25 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
5 16 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 15 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.32%) Distributed Ledger
7 14 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.28%) R3 Corda
9 11 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (0.21%) Eloqua
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 7 (0.16%) HFM
12 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
13 6 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 6 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 359 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 349 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
3 129 (2.96%) Office 365
4 91 (2.09%) SaaS
5 71 (1.63%) PaaS
6 65 (1.49%) GitHub
7 64 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 48 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 47 (1.08%) Serverless
10 46 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 39 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
12 36 (0.83%) IaaS
13 34 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 28 (0.64%) Amazon S3
15 26 (0.60%) Force.com
15 26 (0.60%) Google Analytics
16 22 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
16 22 (0.51%) OpenShift
17 21 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 18 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 186 (4.27%) Firewall
2 93 (2.14%) DNS
3 92 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 78 (1.79%) LAN
5 76 (1.75%) Internet
5 76 (1.75%) WAN
6 70 (1.61%) Network Security
7 64 (1.47%) DHCP
8 54 (1.24%) HTTP
9 52 (1.19%) VPN
10 50 (1.15%) SMS
11 48 (1.10%) Wireless
12 38 (0.87%) Skype
13 35 (0.80%) BGP
14 33 (0.76%) MPLS
15 30 (0.69%) OSPF
16 28 (0.64%) VoIP
17 27 (0.62%) Ethernet
18 25 (0.57%) Intranet
19 24 (0.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 178 (4.09%) Relational Database
3 160 (3.67%) Big Data
4 108 (2.48%) MySQL
5 105 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
6 104 (2.39%) NoSQL
7 101 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 69 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
9 65 (1.49%) MongoDB
10 55 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 51 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 51 (1.17%) Power BI
12 45 (1.03%) HBase
13 40 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 37 (0.85%) Blockchain
14 37 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 35 (0.80%) Redis
16 33 (0.76%) Apache Hive
17 32 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
17 32 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 364 (8.36%) Git (software)
2 243 (5.58%) JIRA
3 229 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 101 (2.32%) Selenium
5 91 (2.09%) Visual Studio
6 85 (1.95%) JUnit
7 71 (1.63%) Maven
8 70 (1.61%) Subversion
9 63 (1.45%) Cucumber
10 62 (1.42%) Gradle
11 57 (1.31%) TeamCity
12 55 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 54 (1.24%) SpecFlow
14 53 (1.22%) Eclipse
15 34 (0.78%) Axure RP
16 32 (0.73%) NUnit
17 31 (0.71%) JMeter
18 26 (0.60%) WebDriver
19 24 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
20 23 (0.53%) NetBeans
General
1 1,205 (27.68%) Finance
2 323 (7.42%) Banking
3 282 (6.48%) Marketing
4 227 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 196 (4.50%) Retail
6 185 (4.25%) Legal
7 163 (3.74%) Front Office
8 116 (2.66%) Manufacturing
9 112 (2.57%) Investment Banking
10 81 (1.86%) Advertising
11 77 (1.77%) Games
12 71 (1.63%) Back Office
13 66 (1.52%) Law
14 59 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
15 58 (1.33%) Financial Institution
16 56 (1.29%) Electronics
17 50 (1.15%) Publishing
18 39 (0.90%) Aerospace
19 36 (0.83%) Automotive
20 35 (0.80%) German Language
Job Titles
1 979 (22.49%) Developer
2 713 (16.38%) Analyst
3 255 (5.86%) Project Manager
4 254 (5.83%) Business Analyst
5 251 (5.76%) Java Developer
6 236 (5.42%) Architect
7 175 (4.02%) Consultant
8 144 (3.31%) Designer
9 132 (3.03%) C# Developer
10 116 (2.66%) Software Engineer
11 113 (2.60%) IT Manager
12 109 (2.50%) User Researcher
13 106 (2.43%) .NET Developer
14 100 (2.30%) Senior Developer
15 93 (2.14%) Data Analyst
16 83 (1.91%) Administrator
17 72 (1.65%) IT Project Manager
18 71 (1.63%) Data Scientist
18 71 (1.63%) Solutions Architect
19 66 (1.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (10.43%) HTML
2 360 (8.27%) CSS
3 352 (8.08%) .NET
4 267 (6.13%) Web Services
5 199 (4.57%) AngularJS
6 176 (4.04%) Spring
7 164 (3.77%) REST
8 161 (3.70%) HTML5
9 156 (3.58%) RESTful
10 150 (3.45%) XML
11 134 (3.08%) Node.js
12 124 (2.85%) JSON
13 115 (2.64%) ASP.NET
14 113 (2.60%) Kafka
15 110 (2.53%) React
16 102 (2.34%) jQuery
17 99 (2.27%) SOAP
18 85 (1.95%) .NET Framework
19 79 (1.81%) CSS3
20 72 (1.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,448 (33.26%) Computer Science
2 826 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
3 339 (7.79%) User Experience
4 323 (7.42%) Management Information System
5 201 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 188 (4.32%) Algorithms
7 161 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 160 (3.67%) Data Centre
9 103 (2.37%) Data Structures
10 88 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
11 85 (1.95%) Virtual Team
12 76 (1.75%) PMI
13 72 (1.65%) Fixed Income
14 68 (1.56%) Fintech
15 67 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 61 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
17 47 (1.08%) Blog
18 44 (1.01%) Derivative
19 43 (0.99%) Private Cloud
20 42 (0.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 498 (11.44%) Linux
2 467 (10.73%) Windows
3 267 (6.13%) Unix
4 146 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 111 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 110 (2.53%) Android
7 55 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 55 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.46%) Solaris
12 15 (0.34%) VMS
13 14 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (0.30%) CentOS
14 13 (0.30%) SUSE
15 12 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.25%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,464 (33.62%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
3 661 (15.18%) Project Management
4 494 (11.35%) Analytics
5 447 (10.27%) ITIL
6 436 (10.01%) Mathematics
7 433 (9.94%) Scrum
8 429 (9.85%) Software Engineering
9 325 (7.46%) TDD
10 306 (7.03%) SDLC
11 304 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 302 (6.94%) DevOps
13 292 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
14 282 (6.48%) OO
15 271 (6.22%) Test Automation
16 266 (6.11%) Business Analysis
17 249 (5.72%) Decision-Making
18 229 (5.26%) PRINCE2
19 219 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
20 216 (4.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 695 (15.96%) Java
2 694 (15.94%) SQL
3 549 (12.61%) JavaScript
4 538 (12.36%) Python
5 439 (10.08%) C#
6 296 (6.80%) C++
7 192 (4.41%) C
8 113 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 109 (2.50%) R
10 95 (2.18%) Perl
11 90 (2.07%) Shell Script
12 79 (1.81%) Java 8
13 78 (1.79%) Ruby
14 77 (1.77%) Bash Shell
15 71 (1.63%) PHP
16 65 (1.49%) Scala
17 63 (1.45%) TypeScript
18 57 (1.31%) PL/SQL
19 54 (1.24%) MATLAB
20 53 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 810 (18.60%) Computer Science Degree
2 291 (6.68%) Master's Degree
3 286 (6.57%) Security Cleared
4 226 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 176 (4.04%) CISSP
6 166 (3.81%) PMI Certification
7 127 (2.92%) PMP
8 124 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
9 118 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
10 111 (2.55%) CISM
11 87 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 83 (1.91%) CISA
13 81 (1.86%) ISEB
14 67 (1.54%) CCNA
15 65 (1.49%) MBA
16 60 (1.38%) PhD
17 57 (1.31%) ISTQB
17 57 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
18 52 (1.19%) CCNP
19 46 (1.06%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (4.80%) QA
2 105 (2.41%) GDPR
3 85 (1.95%) SLA
4 80 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 80 (1.84%) PMO
5 72 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (1.49%) PCI DSS
7 37 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 27 (0.62%) GCP
9 26 (0.60%) COBIT
10 24 (0.55%) ISO 9001
11 13 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 13 (0.30%) IFRS
12 11 (0.25%) IFRS 9
13 10 (0.23%) Def Stans
13 10 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 10 (0.23%) ISO 22301
14 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 8 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 172 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 156 (3.58%) Docker
3 85 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.78%) XenApp
6 30 (0.69%) HDFS
7 26 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 22 (0.51%) Apache Flume
9 21 (0.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 21 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.48%) vSphere
10 20 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
11 19 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.23%) Firmware
14 8 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.18%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.16%) KVM
15 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 128 (2.94%) Ansible
2 68 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (1.54%) Puppet
4 66 (1.52%) Terraform
5 51 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 33 (0.76%) SCCM
7 28 (0.64%) Nagios
8 26 (0.60%) Salt
9 24 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
10 18 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
11 16 (0.37%) Kibana
11 16 (0.37%) SCOM
12 15 (0.34%) BladeLogic
12 15 (0.34%) Packer
13 12 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.25%) Nessus
14 11 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 11 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 10 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 692 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 315 (7.23%) Oracle
3 198 (4.55%) SAP
4 173 (3.97%) Cisco
5 130 (2.99%) VMware
6 120 (2.76%) Google
7 85 (1.95%) HP
8 79 (1.81%) Tableau
9 76 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 75 (1.72%) IBM
11 71 (1.63%) Citrix
12 70 (1.61%) Splunk
13 62 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 57 (1.31%) Remedy
15 56 (1.29%) Adobe
16 48 (1.10%) Atlassian
17 42 (0.96%) Apple
18 40 (0.92%) ServiceNow
19 34 (0.78%) McAfee
20 33 (0.76%) CheckPoint