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 28 March 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.

Degree
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2221 2289 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.34% 4.63% 4.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.87% 22.20% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1470 1309
Median daily rate £430 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 102 116
Median hourly rate £28.35 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.01% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 8586 10313 9835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.64% 20.88% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 6523 5665
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 374 443
Median hourly rate £30.94 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +7 1074 £450 -2.17% 680
South East +5 488 £410 +9.20% 258
East of England +12 149 £388 +12.31% 182
West Midlands +8 115 £384 +0.98% 92
Yorkshire +15 99 £375 -8.53% 90
North West +15 99 £388 -3.12% 136
South West -13 97 £425 +9.67% 135
East Midlands -6 57 £400 +14.28% 56
North East -23 31 £397 +23.98% 24
Midlands +3 3 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1224 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1133 (26.94%) Finance
3 1062 (25.26%) Computer Science
4 766 (18.22%) SQL
5 743 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
6 636 (15.12%) Project Management
7 613 (14.58%) Microsoft
8 588 (13.98%) Java
9 472 (11.22%) Oracle
10 457 (10.87%) ITIL
11 453 (10.77%) MS Excel
12 446 (10.61%) HTML
13 436 (10.37%) Linux
14 433 (10.30%) JavaScript
15 425 (10.11%) Banking
16 416 (9.89%) Scrum
17 411 (9.77%) Analytics
18 400 (9.51%) Python
19 385 (9.16%) Windows
20 373 (8.87%) Mathematics
21 366 (8.70%) User Experience
22 364 (8.66%) SQL Server
22 364 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 354 (8.42%) Security Cleared
24 348 (8.28%) CSS
25 342 (8.13%) PRINCE2
26 300 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
26 300 (7.13%) Telecoms
27 299 (7.11%) MS Office
28 297 (7.06%) C#

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
1 129 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.16%) Apache Spark
3 88 (2.09%) Apache
4 84 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 78 (1.85%) SAS
6 70 (1.66%) Confluence
6 70 (1.66%) JBoss
7 64 (1.52%) CMS
8 47 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 44 (1.05%) Apache Pig
10 40 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 40 (0.95%) WebSphere
11 33 (0.78%) IIS
12 29 (0.69%) ArcGIS
13 28 (0.67%) MS Exchange
14 26 (0.62%) OpenStack
15 25 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
16 23 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
17 22 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 22 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 453 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 299 (7.11%) MS Office
3 159 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 148 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 83 (1.97%) MS Project
6 72 (1.71%) Photoshop
7 37 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
8 35 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
9 21 (0.50%) SPSS
10 19 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 19 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.29%) Stata
12 8 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 8 (0.19%) OrCAD
13 6 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 5 (0.12%) Fireworks
14 5 (0.12%) InDesign
14 5 (0.12%) InVision
15 4 (0.095%) Simulink
16 3 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 37 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.31%) ION MarketView
3 13 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.29%) Eloqua
5 10 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 10 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 8 (0.19%) FastStats
8 7 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.14%) CA PPM
9 6 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
9 6 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 129 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.93%) Office 365
4 55 (1.31%) SaaS
5 53 (1.26%) GitHub
6 42 (1.00%) PaaS
7 35 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (0.74%) IaaS
9 24 (0.57%) Google Analytics
10 17 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
10 17 (0.40%) Heroku
11 13 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 10 (0.24%) Yammer
14 8 (0.19%) Force.com
14 8 (0.19%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 7 (0.17%) G Suite
15 7 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
16 6 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 164 (3.90%) Internet
2 156 (3.71%) Firewall
3 97 (2.31%) LAN
4 82 (1.95%) WAN
5 77 (1.83%) Wireless
6 70 (1.66%) TCP/IP
7 66 (1.57%) VPN
8 65 (1.55%) DNS
9 59 (1.40%) Network Security
10 49 (1.17%) HTTP
11 44 (1.05%) SSL
12 43 (1.02%) SAN
13 36 (0.86%) LDAP
14 32 (0.76%) DHCP
15 31 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (0.71%) Ethernet
17 29 (0.69%) Intranet
18 28 (0.67%) VoIP
19 26 (0.62%) BIG-IP
19 26 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 209 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 199 (4.73%) Big Data
4 164 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 158 (3.76%) Hadoop
6 125 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 97 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 90 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 84 (2.00%) QlikView
10 74 (1.76%) RDBMS
11 72 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 71 (1.69%) MySQL
13 67 (1.59%) MongoDB
14 64 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 62 (1.47%) Apache Hive
16 60 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
17 49 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
18 46 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
18 46 (1.09%) DB2
18 46 (1.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 267 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 202 (4.80%) JIRA
3 189 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 106 (2.52%) Maven
5 74 (1.76%) Subversion
6 62 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 60 (1.43%) Selenium
7 60 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 55 (1.31%) JUnit
9 49 (1.17%) Gradle
10 40 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 37 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 34 (0.81%) Grunt
13 32 (0.76%) gulp
14 30 (0.71%) Jasmine
15 28 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
15 28 (0.67%) webpack
16 25 (0.59%) Axure RP
16 25 (0.59%) Mockito
General
1 1133 (26.94%) Finance
2 425 (10.11%) Banking
3 300 (7.13%) Telecoms
4 254 (6.04%) Marketing
5 169 (4.02%) Retail
6 156 (3.71%) Legal
7 133 (3.16%) Investment Banking
8 127 (3.02%) Manufacturing
9 108 (2.57%) Front Office
10 84 (2.00%) Electronics
11 56 (1.33%) Back Office
11 56 (1.33%) Publishing
12 55 (1.31%) Billing
13 51 (1.21%) Law
14 46 (1.09%) Games
15 45 (1.07%) Advertising
16 43 (1.02%) Automotive
17 41 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
18 35 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
19 31 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 902 (21.45%) Developer
2 740 (17.60%) Analyst
3 327 (7.78%) Architect
4 271 (6.44%) Business Analyst
5 247 (5.87%) Project Manager
6 182 (4.33%) Consultant
7 168 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 162 (3.85%) Designer
9 147 (3.50%) User Researcher
10 120 (2.85%) Senior Developer
11 90 (2.14%) Data Analyst
12 86 (2.05%) .NET Developer
13 81 (1.93%) C# Developer
14 79 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
15 78 (1.85%) Security Analyst
16 75 (1.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 73 (1.74%) Junior
18 69 (1.64%) Network Engineer
19 66 (1.57%) UX Designer
20 62 (1.47%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (10.61%) HTML
2 348 (8.28%) CSS
3 241 (5.73%) .NET
4 234 (5.56%) Web Services
5 208 (4.95%) HTML5
6 204 (4.85%) XML
7 185 (4.40%) AngularJS
8 161 (3.83%) REST
9 135 (3.21%) Spring
10 132 (3.14%) jQuery
11 127 (3.02%) CSS3
11 127 (3.02%) Node.js
12 102 (2.43%) JSON
13 91 (2.16%) SOAP
14 89 (2.12%) ASP.NET
15 77 (1.83%) React
16 72 (1.71%) Hibernate
17 71 (1.69%) J2EE
18 65 (1.55%) Middleware
19 61 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1062 (25.26%) Computer Science
2 743 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
3 366 (8.70%) User Experience
4 289 (6.87%) Management Information System
5 152 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 132 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 109 (2.59%) Mobile App
8 72 (1.71%) Derivative
9 59 (1.40%) Equities
9 59 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 58 (1.38%) Algorithms
10 58 (1.38%) Credit Risk
11 56 (1.33%) Fintech
12 55 (1.31%) NHS
13 54 (1.28%) Data Structures
14 52 (1.24%) Fixed Income
15 49 (1.17%) PMI
16 44 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 39 (0.93%) Social Media
18 38 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 436 (10.37%) Linux
2 385 (9.16%) Windows
3 283 (6.73%) Unix
4 94 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 92 (2.19%) Android
6 68 (1.62%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 46 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (0.93%) CentOS
11 37 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.64%) AIX
13 25 (0.59%) Solaris
13 25 (0.59%) Windows 10
14 18 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.40%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.19%) SUSE
19 7 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1224 (29.11%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (15.12%) Project Management
3 457 (10.87%) ITIL
4 416 (9.89%) Scrum
5 411 (9.77%) Analytics
6 373 (8.87%) Mathematics
7 364 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 342 (8.13%) PRINCE2
9 300 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
10 277 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 247 (5.87%) Migration
12 243 (5.78%) Business Analysis
13 241 (5.73%) SDLC
14 233 (5.54%) TDD
15 221 (5.26%) Risk Management
16 209 (4.97%) Change Management
17 191 (4.54%) DevOps
18 189 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 187 (4.45%) Mentoring
20 179 (4.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 766 (18.22%) SQL
2 588 (13.98%) Java
3 433 (10.30%) JavaScript
4 400 (9.51%) Python
5 297 (7.06%) C#
6 226 (5.37%) C
7 214 (5.09%) C++
8 133 (3.16%) Shell Script
9 131 (3.12%) R
10 103 (2.45%) Scala
11 93 (2.21%) T-SQL
12 76 (1.81%) Perl
12 76 (1.81%) PHP
13 75 (1.78%) VBA
14 69 (1.64%) PowerShell
15 64 (1.52%) PL/SQL
16 48 (1.14%) Ruby
17 41 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 39 (0.93%) MATLAB
19 34 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 354 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 219 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 123 (2.93%) CISSP
4 117 (2.78%) PMI Certification
5 111 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (2.50%) PMP
7 102 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 90 (2.14%) ISEB
9 65 (1.55%) CCNP
9 65 (1.55%) CISM
10 64 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 49 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 48 (1.14%) HND
12 48 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 47 (1.12%) CCNA
13 47 (1.12%) PhD
14 44 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
14 44 (1.05%) CISA
15 43 (1.02%) MCSE
16 41 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (5.73%) QA
2 104 (2.47%) PMO
3 102 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 63 (1.50%) SLA
5 58 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 54 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.86%) GDPR
8 35 (0.83%) MiFID
9 27 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
10 22 (0.52%) FATCA
11 16 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 15 (0.36%) COBIT
12 15 (0.36%) JSP 440
13 13 (0.31%) IFRS
13 13 (0.31%) IFRS 9
14 12 (0.29%) EMIR
15 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
16 9 (0.21%) P3O
17 7 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
17 7 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 131 (3.12%) Active Directory
2 93 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (1.64%) Docker
4 32 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 31 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 27 (0.64%) HDFS
7 26 (0.62%) vSphere
8 24 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.38%) vCloud
10 14 (0.33%) KVM
10 14 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.31%) Firmware
12 11 (0.26%) XenApp
12 11 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.17%) NFS
15 7 (0.17%) XenServer
16 6 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 58 (1.38%) Ansible
2 55 (1.31%) Puppet
3 54 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (1.02%) SCCM
5 23 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 20 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (0.48%) logstash
7 18 (0.43%) Kibana
8 17 (0.40%) Nagios
9 16 (0.38%) Oozie
10 15 (0.36%) Graphite
11 14 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
12 12 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
12 12 (0.29%) WSUS
13 8 (0.19%) Control-M
13 8 (0.19%) Mesos
13 8 (0.19%) SCOM
13 8 (0.19%) Tivoli
14 7 (0.17%) Terraform
15 6 (0.14%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 613 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 472 (11.22%) Oracle
3 171 (4.07%) SAP
4 139 (3.31%) Cisco
5 132 (3.14%) VMware
6 104 (2.47%) HP
7 97 (2.31%) Adobe
8 70 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 69 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 67 (1.59%) Tableau
11 66 (1.57%) Sybase
12 55 (1.31%) Google
13 50 (1.19%) CheckPoint
13 50 (1.19%) Splunk
14 48 (1.14%) IBM
14 48 (1.14%) Juniper
15 42 (1.00%) F5
16 40 (0.95%) Teradata
17 39 (0.93%) Apple
17 39 (0.93%) Atlassian
South East London
Client Server
Rate: £450 to £500 p/day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 7 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Jet2.com
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day / c.£50-55,000 per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Attractive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
KPRS
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday