The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 31 44 44
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing Degree 15 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.57% 1.77% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.62% 3.04% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 7
Median daily rate £398 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% -1.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 Gloucestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 156 263 226
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 47.56% 58.31% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 102 124
Median daily rate £405 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £44.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £20.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Gloucestershire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Gloucestershire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Gloucestershire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Gloucester +3 5 £375 -6.25%
Cheltenham +5 1 - - 3
Degree
South West

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (42.86%) C
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
4 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) Java
5 9 (32.14%) C++
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) Change Management
5 9 (32.14%) Requirements Management
5 9 (32.14%) Mathematics
6 8 (28.57%) Physics
6 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 8 (28.57%) MODAF
6 8 (28.57%) SysML
6 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) Big Data
6 8 (28.57%) Hadoop
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
6 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (28.57%) UML
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) HNC
9 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (17.86%) SDLC
9 5 (17.86%) Dimensional Modelling
10 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) Quality Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (7.14%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) Big Data
1 8 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 5 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) FPGA Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) FPGA Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Java Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) JPA
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) BYOD
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Verilog
3 1 (3.57%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 9 (32.14%) Change Management
3 9 (32.14%) ITIL
3 9 (32.14%) Mathematics
3 9 (32.14%) Requirements Management
4 8 (28.57%) MODAF
4 8 (28.57%) Physics
4 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 8 (28.57%) SysML
4 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 8 (28.57%) UML
5 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.86%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (17.86%) SDLC
6 4 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) C
2 10 (35.71%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) HNC
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) BC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) HND
6 2 (7.14%) ISEB
6 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.57%) Basel II
3 1 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Teradata
3 1 (3.57%) Altera
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Nortel
3 1 (3.57%) Siemens
3 1 (3.57%) Unisys
3 1 (3.57%) Xilinx