Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 18 51
Rank change year-on-year -52 +33 -11
Contract jobs citing Degree 27 73 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.41% 8.30% 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 58 18
Essex median daily rate £325 £255 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.45% -38.18% +21.32%
10th Percentile £150 £230 £201
90th Percentile £475 £425 £654
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £25.73 £37.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -30.63% +177.58%
10th Percentile £18.30 £20.00 £24.13
90th Percentile £37.09 £36.20 £42.91
East of England median hourly rate £38.63 £20.00 £33.34
% change year-on-year +93.13% -40.00% +105.77%

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 135 219 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.07% 24.91% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 148 81
Essex median daily rate £400 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -22.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £225
90th Percentile £546 £491 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 33 21
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £34.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.24% -18.07% +28.23%
10th Percentile £18.46 £15.75 £25.25
90th Percentile £39.90 £44.75 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +16.22%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Essex

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Essex

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Essex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Essex

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Essex

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Essex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Essex

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Essex 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
Brentwood -8 11 £425 +41.67% 1
Basildon +2 3 £150 -58.33% 2
Chelmsford +9 2 £150 -66.67% 1
Harlow +3 2 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 £300 - 1
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Degree
East of England

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 Essex region with a requirement for Degree.

1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) C
3 8 (29.63%) JIRA
3 8 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
6 5 (18.52%) Marketing
6 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
6 5 (18.52%) Middleware
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) STB
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (18.52%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) OO
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 5 (18.52%) Bluetooth
6 5 (18.52%) WAN
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (14.81%) Firmware

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Bluetooth
1 5 (18.52%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) 802.11
2 4 (14.81%) ADSL
2 4 (14.81%) Broadband
2 4 (14.81%) HTTP
2 4 (14.81%) IPv4
2 4 (14.81%) IPv6
2 4 (14.81%) NAS
2 4 (14.81%) UPnP
2 4 (14.81%) VDSL
2 4 (14.81%) Wireless
2 4 (14.81%) Wireshark
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) WLAN
4 1 (3.70%) GPRS
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) WebEx
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) JIRA
2 4 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (14.81%) Bugzilla
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
2 4 (14.81%) Redmine
2 4 (14.81%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) Subversion
2 4 (14.81%) Trac
3 1 (3.70%) Grunt
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C/C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Embedded Developer
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) Middleware
3 4 (14.81%) 802.1X
3 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
4 2 (7.41%) HTML
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 2 (7.41%) XML
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.70%) Sass
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) STB
3 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Device Driver
3 4 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.70%) Digital TV
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) PDA
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) OpenVMS
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) VMS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) OO
4 4 (14.81%) API Development
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Defect Management
4 4 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (14.81%) Functional Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (14.81%) Multithreading
4 4 (14.81%) Network Packet Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Release Management
4 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.11%) Active Listening
5 3 (11.11%) ITSM
5 3 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C
2 5 (18.52%) C++
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Bash Shell
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) PHP
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
3 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CCNP
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
6 2 (7.41%) CCNA
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP
6 2 (7.41%) MCP
6 2 (7.41%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) CCA
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) Def Stans
3 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Firmware
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.70%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (3.70%) Capita
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Omniture
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Siemens
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec