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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 47 48
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Degree 21 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.78% 2.28% 2.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.17% 13.58% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 11
Median daily rate £325 £255 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.45% -43.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £229 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £24.47 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 81 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 16.40% 16.77% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 41 57
Median daily rate £400 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -33.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £242 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £22.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +5 4 £388 +46.91% 1
Chelmsford - 4 - - 5
Saffron Walden - 3 - -
Basildon +6 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 28 (37.84%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
4 18 (24.32%) SQL
5 16 (21.62%) Linux
6 15 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (18.92%) Java
8 13 (17.57%) Oracle
8 13 (17.57%) Unix
8 13 (17.57%) CRM
8 13 (17.57%) Finance
8 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
9 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.22%) ITIL
9 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (16.22%) Network Packet Analysis
10 11 (14.86%) Analytics
10 11 (14.86%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (14.86%) VMware
10 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (13.51%) Hadoop
11 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (13.51%) Data Analysis
11 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
12 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.81%) Adobe

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 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (9.46%) MS Visio
4 6 (8.11%) AutoCAD
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (4.05%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
1 2 (2.70%) Yammer
2 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) DNS
2 4 (5.41%) DHCP
3 3 (4.05%) VLAN
3 3 (4.05%) WAN
3 3 (4.05%) Wireless
4 2 (2.70%) 802.11
4 2 (2.70%) ADSL
4 2 (2.70%) Bluetooth
4 2 (2.70%) Broadband
4 2 (2.70%) IPv4
4 2 (2.70%) IPv6
4 2 (2.70%) NAS
4 2 (2.70%) UPnP
4 2 (2.70%) VDSL
4 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.70%) WLAN
5 1 (1.35%) GSM
5 1 (1.35%) LAN
5 1 (1.35%) UTRAN
5 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.81%) DB2
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.76%) OLAP
4 5 (6.76%) OLTP
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.41%) Big Data
6 3 (4.05%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.05%) QlikView
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.70%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.70%) JUnit
2 2 (2.70%) Redmine
2 2 (2.70%) Selenium
2 2 (2.70%) Trac
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.76%) Retail
5 4 (5.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Automotive
6 2 (2.70%) Banking
7 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 10 (13.51%) Security Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) SOC Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Incident Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) IT Engineer
5 8 (10.81%) Security Incident Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Software Developer
7 6 (8.11%) Facilities Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) CRM Business Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Data Business Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Data Insight Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Insight Data Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) JSON
3 3 (4.05%) CSS
3 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 3 (4.05%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.70%) COM
5 1 (1.35%) MDX
5 1 (1.35%) Middleware
5 1 (1.35%) MyBatis
5 1 (1.35%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (1.35%) POSIX
5 1 (1.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Computer Science
2 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.81%) Data Centre
4 8 (10.81%) Data Structures
4 8 (10.81%) Mainframe
5 4 (5.41%) Clustering
5 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.41%) NHS
6 3 (4.05%) STB
7 2 (2.70%) PMI
8 1 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.35%) Digital TV
8 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.35%) e-Health
8 1 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.35%) Life Science
8 1 (1.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (37.84%) Windows
2 16 (21.62%) Linux
3 13 (17.57%) Unix
4 8 (10.81%) Windows Vista
5 5 (6.76%) Android
5 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (17.57%) CRM
2 13 (17.57%) Mathematics
3 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.22%) ITIL
3 12 (16.22%) Network Packet Analysis
4 11 (14.86%) Analytics
4 11 (14.86%) Ethical Hacking
5 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (13.51%) Data Analysis
6 8 (10.81%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.81%) Campaign Management
6 8 (10.81%) Customer Analytics
6 8 (10.81%) Data Analytics
6 8 (10.81%) Digital Forensics
6 8 (10.81%) Forensic Analysis
6 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
6 8 (10.81%) Use Case
6 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.11%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Perl
4 6 (8.11%) Python
5 5 (6.76%) PHP
5 5 (6.76%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.76%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.76%) VBScript
6 4 (5.41%) C
6 4 (5.41%) C++
7 3 (4.05%) R
7 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 3 (4.05%) VB
8 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) Go
9 1 (1.35%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.41%) MCITP
3 4 (5.41%) MCTS
4 3 (4.05%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) CISA
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.70%) CISM
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) MCSA
5 2 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) GSEC
6 1 (1.35%) PhD
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) IFRS
2 2 (2.70%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (1.35%) Docker
6 1 (1.35%) KVM
6 1 (1.35%) LXC
6 1 (1.35%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) WSUS
2 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.35%) DameWare
2 1 (1.35%) Mesos
2 1 (1.35%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Oracle
2 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
4 8 (10.81%) Adobe
5 4 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) Infor
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.35%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.35%) Nokia
7 1 (1.35%) Nokia Networks
7 1 (1.35%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.35%) Symantec
Essex
University of Essex
Rate: £29,301 - £32,004 per annum; Grade 8: £32,004 - £38,183 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago