Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 November 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 East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 20 50
Rank change year-on-year -26 +30 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 16 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.11% 6.60% 2.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.92% 32.67% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 8
Kent median daily rate £355 £538 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +68.63% -37.80%
10th Percentile £119 £351 £239
90th Percentile £608 £665 £441
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +90.48%

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 Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 73 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.20% 20.20% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 44
Kent median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £216
90th Percentile £526 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -51.50%
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.44% +17.24% +70.59%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Kent over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Kent over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Kent

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 £375 -
Sevenoaks - 1 £485 -
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Degree.

1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) SMS
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (12.50%) Master's Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) QlikView
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Sass
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) React
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
3 2 (12.50%) Ajax
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Informatics
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) SMS
1 4 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) QlikView
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) LAN Specialist
1 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (12.50%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) SSIS Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QC Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) CSS3
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) React
1 2 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Informatics
2 2 (12.50%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (12.50%) Web Development
2 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
3 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
3 1 (6.25%) FPGA Design
3 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CCNA
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 1 (6.25%) MISRA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) SAP