Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 72 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 -56 +36
Contract jobs citing Degree 31 27 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.87% 3.38% 8.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.73% 20.45% 33.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 60
Essex median daily rate £613 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.46% +27.45% -32.00%
10th Percentile £429 £150 £230
90th Percentile £768 £475 £425
East of England median daily rate £425 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +19.30% +1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Essex median hourly rate £27.75 £26.44 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.95% +17.51% -39.33%
10th Percentile £13.48 £18.30 £20.00
90th Percentile £43.83 £37.09 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +100.00% -33.33%

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 289 132 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.71% 16.54% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 69 149
Essex median daily rate £490 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.50% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £303 £163 £225
90th Percentile £613 £553 £500
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 34
Essex median hourly rate £13.50 £29.72 £34.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.59% -14.72% -16.02%
10th Percentile £12.32 £19.01 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.84 £39.88 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.62
% change year-on-year -2.78% -34.83% +28.47%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
Colchester - 10 - - 16
Chelmsford +1 5 £700 +366.67% 9
Harlow -11 3 - - 9
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £500 - 3
Basildon +4 1 - - 4
Brentwood +1 1 - - 3
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Degree.

1 14 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
5 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.13%) Network Security
6 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 5 (16.13%) MCP
6 5 (16.13%) MCSE
6 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
6 5 (16.13%) Humanities
6 5 (16.13%) Social Science
6 5 (16.13%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (16.13%) Office 365
7 4 (12.90%) ServiceNow
7 4 (12.90%) Docker
7 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
7 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) GitHub
4 1 (3.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Big Data
1 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Gradle
1 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) NeoLoad
1 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Humanities
2 5 (16.13%) Social Science
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) IT Support
1 5 (16.13%) Project Officer
1 5 (16.13%) Senior Project Officer
1 5 (16.13%) Support Officer
2 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
2 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) JMS
2 1 (3.23%) JPA
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) Sass
2 1 (3.23%) Spring
2 1 (3.23%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
1 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) CESG
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) e-Health
4 1 (3.23%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) LIMS
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) PACS
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Mathematics
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.68%) Data Management
7 3 (9.68%) Decision-Making
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security
8 2 (6.45%) Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) CMMI
8 2 (6.45%) DevOps
8 2 (6.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (6.45%) People Management
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
8 2 (6.45%) SDLC
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (16.13%) MCP
2 5 (16.13%) MCSE
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.45%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (9.68%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.45%) Def Stans
2 2 (6.45%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.23%) HL7
3 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Docker
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Kibana
1 1 (3.23%) logstash
1 1 (3.23%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.23%) Huawei
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) VMware