Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 34 43
Rank change year-on-year -45 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 10 74 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.36% 8.70% 4.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 40.22% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 45 27
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £425 £204 £200
90th Percentile £639 £454 £508
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Essex median hourly rate - £33.75 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.27% -
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year -15.38% +18.44% -15.57%

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 139 184 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.96% 21.62% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 124 88
Essex median daily rate £475 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £202 £247 £216
90th Percentile £660 £539 £522
East of England median daily rate £400 £383 £370
% change year-on-year +4.58% +3.38% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 23
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.86% -22.22% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.75 £18.71 £14.91
90th Percentile £17.25 £45.80 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £31.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -47.62% -16.00% +74.42%

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 June 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 June 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 -5 2 - - 15
Colchester +2 1 - - 16
Saffron Walden +1 1 - - 7
Brentwood -1 1 - -
Chelmsford -10 1 - - 8
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £680 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (20.00%) CMMI
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) ISO 9000
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Def Stans
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Earned Value Management
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate
2 1 (10.00%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Information Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Controller
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Project Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) CESG
1 1 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
1 1 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Data Management
1 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (20.00%) CMMI
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Commercial Awareness
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CLAS
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Def Stans
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9000
2 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Huawei
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware