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 25 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 38 28
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10  
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.35% 2.96% 4.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.61% 4.83% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 15
Median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £350 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +4.41%  

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 111 290 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 34.47% 61.31% 50.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 152 129
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.40 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Gloucester +1 5 £400 - 1
Cheltenham +8 1 £225 - 1
Cirencester - 1 £338 - 1
Degree
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) SDLC
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 7 (24.14%) Java
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) HNC
5 7 (24.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (24.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
6 6 (20.69%) Physics
6 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
6 6 (20.69%) HND
6 6 (20.69%) C
6 6 (20.69%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) UML
7 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
7 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
7 5 (17.24%) Requirements Management
7 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
8 4 (13.79%) MODAF
8 4 (13.79%) SysML
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science

Degree
Co-occurring 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 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
1 2 (6.90%) WLAN
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.45%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) VersionOne
General
1 14 (48.28%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
5 1 (3.45%) Games
5 1 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (3.45%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Copywriter
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Copywriter
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) SEO Copywriter
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Graduate
6 1 (3.45%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Information Assurance Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.45%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) JPA
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
1 1 (3.45%) LINQ
1 1 (3.45%) SOAP
1 1 (3.45%) Spring
1 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) ASIC
4 1 (3.45%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) SDLC
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (24.14%) Dimensional Modelling
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Physics
3 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
3 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
4 5 (17.24%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (17.24%) Mathematics
4 5 (17.24%) Quality Management
4 5 (17.24%) Requirements Management
4 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) UML
5 4 (13.79%) Change Management
5 4 (13.79%) MODAF
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) SysML
5 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) C
3 6 (20.69%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) HNC
3 6 (20.69%) HND
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) BC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.45%) CEH
6 1 (3.45%) CISM
6 1 (3.45%) CISSP
6 1 (3.45%) ISEB
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) Basel II
2 1 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
1 4 (13.79%) Teradata
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Nortel
2 2 (6.90%) Siemens
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) Unisys