Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 20 43
Rank change year-on-year -46 +23 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 16 71 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.52% 8.88% 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.94% 33.81% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 55 21
Essex median daily rate £425 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £340 £200 £175
90th Percentile £598 £425 £520
East of England median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £31.98 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.66% +25.39% -46.32%
East of England median hourly rate £37.88 £35.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +8.21% -7.28% +7.09%

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 134 210 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.07% 26.25% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 155 80
Essex median daily rate £425 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -8.20% +1.67%
10th Percentile £199 £213 £220
90th Percentile £625 £516 £564
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 26 21
Essex median hourly rate £38.26 £34.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.90% -19.77% +8.86%
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -53.33% +57.89% +17.49%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Basildon +6 3 - - 14
Brentwood -4 3 £438 +45.83% 4
Harlow -1 1 - - 2
Southend-on-Sea -2 1 £680 +109.23% 6
Saffron Walden - 1 £300 - 7
Billericay - 1 £400 - 1
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 8 (50.00%) C
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (37.50%) Programme Management
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (18.75%) MCSE
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) ANOVA
5 3 (18.75%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 3 (18.75%) Earned Value Management
5 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Budget Control
6 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
2 1 (6.25%) GPRS
2 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Project Controller
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) C Developer
2 2 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
2 2 (12.50%) C++ Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 1 (6.25%) ICT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) OpenGL
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Programme Management
2 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) ANOVA
3 3 (18.75%) Budget Control
3 3 (18.75%) Earned Value Management
3 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
3 3 (18.75%) Project Planning
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (12.50%) API Development
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Multithreading
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCA
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) CLAS
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
5 1 (6.25%) HND
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Def Stans
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Capita
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) VMware