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 3 months to 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2086 2412 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.83% 4.95% 4.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.96% 22.91% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1530 1222
Median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 105 117
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £14.94 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.46 £48.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +1.42%  

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8358 10527 9571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.36% 21.60% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 6658 5658
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 363 482
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +19.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
London +3 1033 £468 +3.88% 715
South East -4 419 £400 - 277
East of England +1 112 £350 - 199
South West -5 107 £410 +2.50% 114
East Midlands +18 94 £403 -5.29% 40
West Midlands +11 93 £375 -6.25% 68
Yorkshire +21 91 £425 - 86
North West -20 73 £395 +2.86% 117
North East +1 51 £440 +54.38% 26
Midlands +8 1 - - 109
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for Degree.

1 1237 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 1182 (27.48%) Finance
3 1132 (26.31%) Computer Science
4 797 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
5 793 (18.43%) SQL
6 665 (15.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 633 (14.71%) Project Management
8 623 (14.48%) Microsoft
9 611 (14.20%) Java
10 505 (11.74%) ITIL
11 483 (11.23%) HTML
12 452 (10.51%) JavaScript
13 435 (10.11%) Python
14 428 (9.95%) Oracle
15 423 (9.83%) Mathematics
16 415 (9.65%) Banking
17 412 (9.58%) Scrum
18 397 (9.23%) Analytics
19 394 (9.16%) Linux
20 385 (8.95%) CSS
21 375 (8.72%) Windows
22 367 (8.53%) SQL Server
23 365 (8.48%) User Experience
24 361 (8.39%) Security Cleared
25 341 (7.93%) C#
26 329 (7.65%) Telecoms
27 328 (7.62%) PRINCE2
28 324 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
29 322 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
30 312 (7.25%) Business Intelligence

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
1 137 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 106 (2.46%) Apache
3 92 (2.14%) SAS
4 91 (2.12%) Confluence
5 70 (1.63%) Apache Spark
6 69 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 68 (1.58%) CMS
8 50 (1.16%) JBoss
9 46 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 40 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 37 (0.86%) IIS
12 27 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
12 27 (0.63%) MS Exchange
13 25 (0.58%) nginx
13 25 (0.58%) Skype for Business
14 24 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 21 (0.49%) ArcGIS
16 20 (0.46%) Apache Pig
17 18 (0.42%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 322 (7.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 296 (6.88%) Microsoft Office
3 163 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 134 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 109 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
6 69 (1.60%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 29 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.60%) SPSS
10 23 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 13 (0.30%) Stata
13 9 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
13 9 (0.21%) AutoCAD
14 8 (0.19%) InVision
15 5 (0.12%) Pixate
16 4 (0.093%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.093%) Siemens NX
16 4 (0.093%) Simulink
17 3 (0.070%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 37 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 21 (0.49%) SAP ERP
5 19 (0.44%) Eloqua
6 15 (0.35%) ION MarketView
7 14 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 12 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.23%) Maximo
10 9 (0.21%) FastStats
10 9 (0.21%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 8 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 8 (0.19%) SAP FI
11 8 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.16%) Teamcenter
13 6 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 137 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 123 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (1.93%) Office 365
4 55 (1.28%) SaaS
5 44 (1.02%) PaaS
6 42 (0.98%) GitHub
7 40 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.46%) IaaS
9 18 (0.42%) Heroku
10 16 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 15 (0.35%) Google Analytics
12 12 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 10 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
14 10 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.23%) G Suite
15 8 (0.19%) Amazon S3
15 8 (0.19%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 166 (3.86%) Internet
2 159 (3.70%) Firewall
3 104 (2.42%) Wireless
4 99 (2.30%) LAN
5 98 (2.28%) WAN
6 80 (1.86%) DNS
7 58 (1.35%) Network Security
7 58 (1.35%) VPN
8 54 (1.26%) TCP/IP
9 49 (1.14%) DHCP
10 42 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 37 (0.86%) HTTP
11 37 (0.86%) SSL
12 34 (0.79%) LTE
12 34 (0.79%) SAN
13 32 (0.74%) 4G
13 32 (0.74%) BIG-IP
13 32 (0.74%) LDAP
14 23 (0.53%) 3G
15 22 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 224 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 164 (3.81%) Big Data
4 143 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
5 138 (3.21%) Hadoop
6 123 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 83 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 79 (1.84%) MySQL
9 73 (1.70%) Oracle Database
10 69 (1.60%) RDBMS
10 69 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 61 (1.42%) MongoDB
12 54 (1.26%) QlikView
13 47 (1.09%) Apache Hive
13 47 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
14 46 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
15 41 (0.95%) DB2
16 40 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 39 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
18 38 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 257 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 221 (5.14%) JIRA
3 173 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 95 (2.21%) Subversion
5 81 (1.88%) Maven
6 63 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 60 (1.39%) Visual Studio
8 50 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 45 (1.05%) JUnit
9 45 (1.05%) Selenium
10 42 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
11 39 (0.91%) Bitbucket
12 36 (0.84%) Cucumber
13 32 (0.74%) Axure RP
13 32 (0.74%) Gradle
14 30 (0.70%) Eclipse
15 28 (0.65%) gulp
16 27 (0.63%) Grunt
17 26 (0.60%) Ant
17 26 (0.60%) webpack
General
1 1182 (27.48%) Finance
2 415 (9.65%) Banking
3 329 (7.65%) Telecoms
4 265 (6.16%) Marketing
5 190 (4.42%) Retail
6 159 (3.70%) Legal
7 142 (3.30%) Investment Banking
8 136 (3.16%) Front Office
9 121 (2.81%) Manufacturing
10 112 (2.60%) Electronics
11 63 (1.46%) Billing
12 59 (1.37%) Automotive
13 58 (1.35%) Publishing
14 57 (1.32%) Games
15 55 (1.28%) Back Office
16 54 (1.26%) Law
17 44 (1.02%) Financial Institution
18 42 (0.98%) Retail Banking
19 40 (0.93%) Advertising
20 37 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 953 (22.15%) Developer
2 799 (18.57%) Analyst
3 315 (7.32%) Architect
4 301 (7.00%) Business Analyst
5 236 (5.49%) Project Manager
6 195 (4.53%) Java Developer
7 183 (4.25%) Consultant
8 172 (4.00%) Designer
9 121 (2.81%) User Researcher
10 118 (2.74%) Senior Developer
11 108 (2.51%) Data Analyst
12 101 (2.35%) C# Developer
13 97 (2.25%) Junior
14 89 (2.07%) .NET Developer
15 75 (1.74%) UX Designer
16 73 (1.70%) Software Developer
17 72 (1.67%) C++ Developer
17 72 (1.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 72 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
18 69 (1.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 483 (11.23%) HTML
2 385 (8.95%) CSS
3 271 (6.30%) .NET
4 232 (5.39%) HTML5
5 211 (4.90%) Web Services
6 191 (4.44%) AngularJS
7 175 (4.07%) XML
8 142 (3.30%) CSS3
9 140 (3.25%) jQuery
9 140 (3.25%) REST
10 137 (3.18%) Node.js
11 130 (3.02%) Spring
12 102 (2.37%) RESTful
13 100 (2.32%) JSON
14 83 (1.93%) SOAP
15 78 (1.81%) React
16 77 (1.79%) ASP.NET
17 67 (1.56%) Sass
18 66 (1.53%) WPF
19 62 (1.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1132 (26.31%) Computer Science
2 797 (18.53%) Analytical Skills
3 365 (8.48%) User Experience
4 301 (7.00%) Management Information System
5 150 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 130 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 110 (2.56%) Mobile App
8 84 (1.95%) PMI
9 83 (1.93%) Derivative
10 73 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 72 (1.67%) NHS
12 70 (1.63%) Data Structures
13 69 (1.60%) Virtual Team
14 64 (1.49%) Fixed Income
15 60 (1.39%) Equities
16 50 (1.16%) Credit Risk
16 50 (1.16%) Fintech
17 48 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
18 42 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
19 33 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 394 (9.16%) Linux
2 375 (8.72%) Windows
3 286 (6.65%) Unix
4 97 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 84 (1.95%) Android
5 84 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 50 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (1.07%) CentOS
9 43 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 39 (0.91%) Solaris
11 30 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 29 (0.67%) AIX
13 28 (0.65%) Windows 10
14 24 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.30%) Ubuntu
16 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.26%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.19%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1237 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 633 (14.71%) Project Management
3 505 (11.74%) ITIL
4 423 (9.83%) Mathematics
5 412 (9.58%) Scrum
6 397 (9.23%) Analytics
7 328 (7.62%) PRINCE2
8 324 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 312 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
10 273 (6.35%) TDD
11 267 (6.21%) SDLC
12 241 (5.60%) Software Engineering
13 239 (5.56%) Business Analysis
14 235 (5.46%) Test Automation
15 229 (5.32%) Change Management
16 227 (5.28%) Migration
17 222 (5.16%) OO
18 216 (5.02%) DevOps
19 207 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
20 200 (4.65%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 793 (18.43%) SQL
2 611 (14.20%) Java
3 452 (10.51%) JavaScript
4 435 (10.11%) Python
5 341 (7.93%) C#
6 241 (5.60%) C++
7 201 (4.67%) C
8 142 (3.30%) R
9 126 (2.93%) Shell Script
10 96 (2.23%) VBA
11 94 (2.19%) Perl
12 79 (1.84%) Ruby
13 73 (1.70%) PHP
13 73 (1.70%) Scala
14 72 (1.67%) T-SQL
15 70 (1.63%) PowerShell
16 59 (1.37%) PL/SQL
17 56 (1.30%) Bash Shell
18 46 (1.07%) VB
19 30 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 665 (15.46%) Computer Science Degree
2 361 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 234 (5.44%) Master's Degree
4 227 (5.28%) SC Cleared
5 161 (3.74%) PMI Certification
6 138 (3.21%) Numerate Degree
7 126 (2.93%) PMP
8 114 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 108 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
10 106 (2.46%) CISSP
11 99 (2.30%) ISEB
12 74 (1.72%) CISM
13 63 (1.46%) CCNP
14 57 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
15 55 (1.28%) DV Cleared
15 55 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 47 (1.09%) ISTQB
18 45 (1.05%) HND
19 41 (0.95%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (5.79%) QA
2 106 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 96 (2.23%) PMO
4 70 (1.63%) SLA
5 68 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 64 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (1.26%) GDPR
8 51 (1.19%) MiFID
9 29 (0.67%) COBIT
10 21 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 20 (0.46%) IFRS
12 19 (0.44%) EMIR
12 19 (0.44%) IFRS 9
13 14 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.26%) JSP 440
15 10 (0.23%) Basel II
15 10 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 10 (0.23%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.21%) FATCA
System Software
1 125 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 84 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (1.91%) Docker
4 37 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.53%) vSphere
7 19 (0.44%) HDFS
8 18 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 15 (0.35%) Firmware
10 14 (0.33%) XenApp
11 8 (0.19%) KVM
11 8 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.16%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.16%) vCloud
13 6 (0.14%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.093%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.093%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 66 (1.53%) Puppet
2 63 (1.46%) Ansible
3 52 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 42 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (0.72%) FortiGate
6 26 (0.60%) SCCM
7 17 (0.40%) Nagios
8 14 (0.33%) Mesos
8 14 (0.33%) WSUS
9 12 (0.28%) Graphite
9 12 (0.28%) Kibana
9 12 (0.28%) Kubernetes
9 12 (0.28%) Netcool
10 11 (0.26%) logstash
10 11 (0.26%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.23%) SCOM
12 9 (0.21%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.21%) Salt
12 9 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 8 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 623 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 428 (9.95%) Oracle
3 181 (4.21%) SAP
4 142 (3.30%) Cisco
5 139 (3.23%) HP
6 121 (2.81%) VMware
7 79 (1.84%) Adobe
7 79 (1.84%) Tableau
8 72 (1.67%) Sybase
9 71 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 70 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 69 (1.60%) IBM
12 53 (1.23%) Atlassian
13 52 (1.21%) Juniper
14 48 (1.12%) CheckPoint
15 45 (1.05%) F5
16 44 (1.02%) Splunk
17 42 (0.98%) Google
17 42 (0.98%) Remedy
18 41 (0.95%) Apple
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £250 to £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
KPRS
Rate: £400 per day £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Experience Dependant
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £370 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Linkpoint Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day 6 Months +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £701 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Computer People
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago