Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 61 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -42 +24
Contract jobs citing Degree 39 25 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.97% 3.67% 9.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.78% 19.23% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 60
Essex median daily rate £613 £325 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.46% +27.45% -21.54%
10th Percentile £463 £150 £211
90th Percentile £768 £475 £425
East of England median daily rate £425 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 11
Essex median hourly rate £20.00 £38.26 £31.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.73% +21.65% -15.19%
10th Percentile £13.88 £28.80 £20.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.45 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -14.56%

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 283 130 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 28.79% 19.06% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 65 163
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £188 £225
90th Percentile £618 £594 £518
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 31
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £39.01 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.98% +11.44% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.55 £29.99 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.00 £39.93 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% +52.17%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 - 9 - - 5
Chelmsford +6 7 £700 +366.67% 5
Brentwood +4 6 - - 2
Harlow -2 6 £525 - 11
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £500 - 1
Degree
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (28.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
3 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (17.95%) Project Management
5 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
5 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (15.38%) ITIL
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (15.38%) Analytics
6 6 (15.38%) DevOps
7 5 (12.82%) Android Development
7 5 (12.82%) iOS Development
7 5 (12.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
7 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
7 5 (12.82%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (12.82%) Decision-Making
7 5 (12.82%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (12.82%) Humanities
7 5 (12.82%) Social 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 5 (12.82%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Pentaho
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Gradle
1 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) JMeter
1 1 (2.56%) JUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) MSTest
1 1 (2.56%) NeoLoad
1 1 (2.56%) NUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.56%) Selenium
1 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (2.56%) WatiN
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Humanities
2 5 (12.82%) Social Science
3 4 (10.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) IT Support
3 5 (12.82%) Support Officer
4 3 (7.69%) Project Controller
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.56%) ETL Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Project Officer
6 1 (2.56%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) JMS
2 1 (2.56%) JPA
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) REST
2 1 (2.56%) Sass
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Android
1 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (28.21%) Computer Science
3 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Mathematics
3 7 (17.95%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.38%) Analytics
4 6 (15.38%) DevOps
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
5 5 (12.82%) Android Development
5 5 (12.82%) Decision-Making
5 5 (12.82%) Earned Value Management
5 5 (12.82%) iOS Development
5 5 (12.82%) Mobile Application Development
5 5 (12.82%) Product Management
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.82%) Web Development
6 4 (10.26%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) C
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (12.82%) MCP
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.82%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.13%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.56%) CISSP
5 1 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (7.69%) JSP 440
2 2 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Docker
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kibana
1 1 (2.56%) logstash
1 1 (2.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Cognizant