Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 4611 4752 4740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.86% 4.87% 4.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.86% 23.88% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2930 2910 2818
England median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55% +1.45%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £638 £601 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +6.06% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 233 278
England median hourly rate £31.66 £27.16 £33.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.57% -19.84% +13.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.42 £12.02
90th Percentile £49.65 £47.50 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £31.66 £27.33 £35.00
% change year-on-year +15.84% -21.92% +16.67%

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 17830 19900 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.81% 20.40% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10958 12436 12673
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £605 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 784 1009
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +5.21% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.84
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.23% +3.00% +31.58%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -10 2365 £481 +6.94% 692
South East -3 926 £400 +1.91% 303
North of England -7 417 £400 +14.29% 218
Midlands 0 378 £400 +0.63% 135
East of England -7 258 £350 - 254
South West +20 251 £420 +5.00% 92
West Midlands +3 204 £380 +4.83% 82
East Midlands +12 171 £405 +1.25% 53
Yorkshire +6 164 £403 +5.99% 75
North West -4 156 £375 -6.25% 105
North East +4 105 £420 +31.25% 38
South Coast - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1440 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1431 (31.03%) Computer Science
3 1302 (28.24%) Finance
4 930 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
5 800 (17.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 789 (17.11%) SQL
7 749 (16.24%) Microsoft
8 706 (15.31%) Project Management
9 669 (14.51%) Java
10 500 (10.84%) Linux
11 476 (10.32%) HTML
12 475 (10.30%) Scrum
13 471 (10.21%) Analytics
14 465 (10.08%) C#
15 463 (10.04%) Windows
16 453 (9.82%) Python
17 444 (9.63%) ITIL
18 437 (9.48%) JavaScript
19 424 (9.20%) Mathematics
20 419 (9.09%) Banking
21 397 (8.61%) SQL Server
22 374 (8.11%) CSS
23 371 (8.05%) .NET
24 369 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
25 365 (7.92%) TDD
26 363 (7.87%) Security Cleared
27 360 (7.81%) User Experience
28 343 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
29 338 (7.33%) Test Automation
30 334 (7.24%) 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
1 143 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 118 (2.56%) CMS
3 96 (2.08%) Confluence
4 89 (1.93%) Apache Spark
5 82 (1.78%) SAS
6 64 (1.39%) Apache
7 43 (0.93%) IIS
8 42 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
9 41 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 41 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 39 (0.85%) MS Exchange
11 35 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 25 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (0.50%) Skype for Business
14 22 (0.48%) Drupal
14 22 (0.48%) JBoss
15 20 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 343 (7.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 303 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
3 153 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 109 (2.36%) Microsoft Project
5 107 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 27 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 21 (0.46%) SPSS
9 17 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 16 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 16 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.33%) Stata
12 13 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
12 13 (0.28%) InVision
13 7 (0.15%) SmartSuite
14 6 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
14 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.13%) InDesign
15 5 (0.11%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 34 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.35%) Maximo
3 14 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 11 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 11 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.20%) SAP MM
7 8 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 6 (0.13%) Eloqua
9 6 (0.13%) Kondor
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 238 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 223 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (1.93%) Office 365
4 60 (1.30%) PaaS
5 57 (1.24%) SaaS
6 56 (1.21%) GitHub
7 53 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (0.93%) npm
9 35 (0.76%) Google Analytics
10 34 (0.74%) IaaS
11 23 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.43%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 19 (0.41%) Mimecast
14 18 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
16 14 (0.30%) Serverless
17 13 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
18 10 (0.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 148 (3.21%) Firewall
2 132 (2.86%) Internet
3 121 (2.62%) TCP/IP
4 95 (2.06%) DNS
5 94 (2.04%) Wireless
6 93 (2.02%) WAN
7 90 (1.95%) LAN
8 71 (1.54%) Network Security
9 64 (1.39%) DHCP
10 58 (1.26%) VPN
11 55 (1.19%) HTTP
12 48 (1.04%) SAN
13 41 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
14 39 (0.85%) LTE
15 36 (0.78%) Intranet
15 36 (0.78%) SMS
16 34 (0.74%) NAS
16 34 (0.74%) SSL
17 32 (0.69%) VoIP
18 27 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 397 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 190 (4.12%) Big Data
3 188 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 152 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 135 (2.93%) Hadoop
6 112 (2.43%) MySQL
7 100 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 78 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (1.63%) MongoDB
10 68 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 63 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
11 63 (1.37%) Power BI
12 53 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 51 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
14 46 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 40 (0.87%) Data Mining
16 39 (0.85%) Apache Hive
16 39 (0.85%) HBase
17 36 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
17 36 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 284 (6.16%) Git (software)
2 261 (5.66%) JIRA
3 151 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 97 (2.10%) Subversion
5 80 (1.73%) Visual Studio
6 73 (1.58%) Cucumber
7 71 (1.54%) Maven
7 71 (1.54%) Selenium
8 66 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 64 (1.39%) Gradle
10 63 (1.37%) JUnit
11 58 (1.26%) TeamCity
12 45 (0.98%) gulp
13 43 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 39 (0.85%) webpack
15 38 (0.82%) Bitbucket
16 36 (0.78%) Xcode
17 30 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
18 28 (0.61%) Jasmine
19 27 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1302 (28.24%) Finance
2 419 (9.09%) Banking
3 314 (6.81%) Telecoms
4 291 (6.31%) Marketing
5 172 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 165 (3.58%) Front Office
7 144 (3.12%) Retail
8 135 (2.93%) Legal
9 119 (2.58%) Investment Banking
10 93 (2.02%) Electronics
11 77 (1.67%) Publishing
12 74 (1.60%) Financial Institution
13 73 (1.58%) Automotive
14 63 (1.37%) Games
15 58 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
16 56 (1.21%) Advertising
17 45 (0.98%) Aerospace
18 43 (0.93%) Law
19 39 (0.85%) Billing
20 34 (0.74%) Military
Job Titles
1 1042 (22.60%) Developer
2 841 (18.24%) Analyst
3 312 (6.77%) Business Analyst
4 304 (6.59%) Project Manager
5 285 (6.18%) Architect
6 242 (5.25%) Java Developer
7 170 (3.69%) Consultant
8 157 (3.40%) Designer
9 145 (3.14%) C# Developer
10 139 (3.01%) Senior Developer
11 125 (2.71%) User Researcher
12 108 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 107 (2.32%) Data Analyst
14 97 (2.10%) Software Engineer
15 92 (2.00%) Data Scientist
16 91 (1.97%) Software Developer
17 84 (1.82%) Senior Analyst
18 82 (1.78%) IT Manager
19 76 (1.65%) Administrator
20 73 (1.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (10.32%) HTML
2 374 (8.11%) CSS
3 371 (8.05%) .NET
4 294 (6.38%) Web Services
5 208 (4.51%) AngularJS
6 204 (4.42%) HTML5
7 185 (4.01%) REST
8 170 (3.69%) XML
9 163 (3.54%) Spring
10 154 (3.34%) RESTful
11 136 (2.95%) JSON
12 118 (2.56%) ASP.NET
13 108 (2.34%) Node.js
14 105 (2.28%) jQuery
15 99 (2.15%) SOAP
16 96 (2.08%) Hibernate
16 96 (2.08%) WCF
17 95 (2.06%) WPF
18 93 (2.02%) React
19 89 (1.93%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1431 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 930 (20.17%) Analytical Skills
3 360 (7.81%) User Experience
4 334 (7.24%) Management Information System
5 139 (3.01%) Mobile App
6 133 (2.88%) Algorithms
7 108 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 107 (2.32%) Data Structures
9 100 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 100 (2.17%) PMI
10 98 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 69 (1.50%) Equities
12 68 (1.47%) NHS
13 66 (1.43%) Derivative
14 61 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
15 58 (1.26%) Credit Risk
15 58 (1.26%) Fixed Income
16 57 (1.24%) Social Media
17 55 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
18 45 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 500 (10.84%) Linux
2 463 (10.04%) Windows
3 271 (5.88%) Unix
4 117 (2.54%) Android
5 106 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 96 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 58 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 52 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 35 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (0.69%) CentOS
10 32 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.46%) Solaris
12 18 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.30%) VMS
14 12 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
16 7 (0.15%) AIX
17 5 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1440 (31.23%) Agile Software Development
2 706 (15.31%) Project Management
3 475 (10.30%) Scrum
4 471 (10.21%) Analytics
5 444 (9.63%) ITIL
6 424 (9.20%) Mathematics
7 369 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 365 (7.92%) TDD
9 338 (7.33%) Test Automation
10 327 (7.09%) SDLC
11 318 (6.90%) Software Engineering
12 315 (6.83%) PRINCE2
13 254 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
14 252 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
15 248 (5.38%) Change Management
16 229 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 227 (4.92%) OO
18 222 (4.81%) DevOps
19 219 (4.75%) Migration
20 212 (4.60%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 789 (17.11%) SQL
2 669 (14.51%) Java
3 465 (10.08%) C#
4 453 (9.82%) Python
5 437 (9.48%) JavaScript
6 267 (5.79%) C++
7 170 (3.69%) C
8 146 (3.17%) R
9 120 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 120 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 101 (2.19%) Ruby
11 95 (2.06%) Perl
12 90 (1.95%) T-SQL
13 88 (1.91%) Scala
14 82 (1.78%) Bash Shell
15 72 (1.56%) VBA
16 57 (1.24%) PHP
17 48 (1.04%) Apple Swift
18 46 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 45 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 800 (17.35%) Computer Science Degree
2 363 (7.87%) Security Cleared
3 246 (5.34%) Master's Degree
4 225 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 192 (4.16%) PMI Certification
6 163 (3.54%) PMP
7 159 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
8 146 (3.17%) CISSP
9 141 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 116 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
11 112 (2.43%) CISM
12 87 (1.89%) ISEB
13 67 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 67 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 56 (1.21%) CCNA
15 55 (1.19%) MCSE
16 53 (1.15%) ISTQB
17 51 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 50 (1.08%) PhD
18 50 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (7.14%) QA
2 104 (2.26%) PMO
3 101 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (1.93%) GDPR
5 88 (1.91%) Data Quality
6 67 (1.45%) SLA
7 55 (1.19%) PCI DSS
8 40 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 35 (0.76%) COBIT
10 25 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
11 23 (0.50%) MiFID
12 20 (0.43%) HIPAA
13 18 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
14 13 (0.28%) ISO 9001
15 11 (0.24%) IFRS
15 11 (0.24%) ISO 22301
16 9 (0.20%) Basel II
16 9 (0.20%) GCP
16 9 (0.20%) IFRS 9
17 8 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 176 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 87 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (1.84%) Docker
4 40 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.69%) HDFS
7 30 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (0.52%) Xen
9 21 (0.46%) Firmware
10 19 (0.41%) vSphere
11 18 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.30%) XenApp
14 11 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.22%) iptables
16 9 (0.20%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
17 8 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
18 7 (0.15%) Terminal Services
19 5 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 5 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (1.58%) Ansible
2 57 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (1.11%) SCCM
4 47 (1.02%) Puppet
5 41 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
6 31 (0.67%) SCOM
7 19 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 17 (0.37%) Kubernetes
9 17 (0.37%) Nagios
10 16 (0.35%) Terraform
11 14 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 14 (0.30%) Packer
12 12 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
12 12 (0.26%) MOM
12 12 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.26%) Oozie
12 12 (0.26%) Salt
13 10 (0.22%) SELinux
Vendors
1 749 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 321 (6.96%) Oracle
3 177 (3.84%) SAP
4 173 (3.75%) Cisco
5 114 (2.47%) VMware
6 112 (2.43%) Tableau
7 106 (2.30%) HP
8 79 (1.71%) Adobe
9 73 (1.58%) Google
10 71 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 68 (1.47%) Citrix
12 64 (1.39%) IBM
13 59 (1.28%) Red Hat
14 43 (0.93%) Apple
14 43 (0.93%) Sitecore
15 42 (0.91%) Splunk
16 38 (0.82%) Sybase
17 35 (0.76%) Atlassian
18 30 (0.65%) Qualys
18 30 (0.65%) Twitter