Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 68 24
Rank change year-on-year -14 -44 +28
Contract jobs citing Degree 24 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.48% 4.03% 6.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.08% 26.98% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 47
Essex median daily rate £525 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.54% +30.00% -41.18%
10th Percentile £425 £150 £230
90th Percentile £770 £475 £410
East of England median daily rate £435 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +24.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £29.47 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.70% +47.35% -48.51%
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £39.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -49.69% +148.44% -56.37%

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 238 126 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.56% 14.95% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 65 114
Essex median daily rate £475 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +37.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £216 £156 £225
90th Percentile £600 £576 £488
East of England median daily rate £414 £400 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +10.73% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 28
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -10.20% -8.54%
10th Percentile £23.78 £21.75 £13.08
90th Percentile £56.91 £46.00 £47.53
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.42
% change year-on-year -14.15% -0.15% -2.81%

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 September 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
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 September 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 - - 14
Chelmsford -1 3 £700 +366.67% 9
Basildon +1 1 - - 5
Harlow -9 1 - - 6
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - - 1
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) Network Security
4 5 (20.83%) Office 365
4 5 (20.83%) Humanities
4 5 (20.83%) Social Science
4 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (20.83%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (20.83%) MCSE
4 5 (20.83%) MCP
4 5 (20.83%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (12.50%) JSP 440
6 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (12.50%) Docker
6 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (20.83%) Humanities
1 5 (20.83%) Social Science
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) IT Support
1 5 (20.83%) Project Officer
1 5 (20.83%) Senior Project Officer
1 5 (20.83%) Support Officer
2 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) IT Director
4 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Principal Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Project Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) CESG
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) e-Health
3 1 (4.17%) Fintech
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) LIMS
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) PACS
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Data Management
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.33%) CMMI
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) People Management
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 1 (4.17%) Threat Modelling
7 1 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (20.83%) MCP
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (12.50%) JSP 440
2 2 (8.33%) Def Stans
2 2 (8.33%) ISO 9000
3 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.17%) HL7
3 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Huawei
3 1 (4.17%) VMware