Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 17 February 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 23 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Degree 52 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.75% 3.96% 4.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.10% 32.47% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 32
Northamptonshire median daily rate £374 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% -12.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £305 £216 £200
90th Percentile £600 £500 £598
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -4.94% +1.25% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.50 - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £32.00 £21.80
% change year-on-year -51.56% +46.79% -0.91%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 77 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 17.27% 12.20% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 56 98
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
10th Percentile £163 £234 £200
90th Percentile £450 £488 £558
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £395 £395
% change year-on-year -5.06% - +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £15.37 £45.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.84% +160.87% -1.43%
10th Percentile £12.91 £42.50 £12.71
90th Percentile £15.46 £47.50 £114.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year -0.03% -11.95% +13.57%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Northamptonshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 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
Northampton -18 16 £373 +6.57% 16
Wellingborough - 13 - - 2
Kettering - 3 £361 - 2
Daventry - 1 - -
Degree
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 27 (51.92%) HND
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) HNC
2 26 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 26 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 26 (50.00%) Test Management
3 25 (48.08%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (44.23%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 22 (42.31%) Non-Functional Testing
5 22 (42.31%) Rational Quality Manager
5 22 (42.31%) SolarWinds
5 22 (42.31%) Rational DOORS
5 22 (42.31%) Netcool
5 22 (42.31%) Remedy
5 22 (42.31%) Wireless
5 22 (42.31%) Bugzilla
6 18 (34.62%) OpenText
6 18 (34.62%) Coaching
7 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (21.15%) Finance
8 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
9 10 (19.23%) Requirements Management
9 10 (19.23%) LTE
10 8 (15.38%) Project Management
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.46%) ITIL
12 6 (11.54%) Quality Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (42.31%) Wireless
2 10 (19.23%) LTE
3 4 (7.69%) DWDM
3 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 4 (7.69%) MPLS
3 4 (7.69%) SNMP
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) SAN
4 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) ATM
5 2 (3.85%) BGP
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) OSPF
5 2 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Big Data
1 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (3.85%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.92%) GIS
3 1 (1.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 22 (42.31%) Bugzilla
1 22 (42.31%) Rational DOORS
1 22 (42.31%) Rational Quality Manager
2 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.92%) GitLab
3 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Test Leader
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Copywriter
5 3 (5.77%) Digital Copywriter
6 2 (3.85%) Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.85%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Kafka
2 2 (3.85%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.85%) jQuery
2 2 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.92%) OAuth
3 1 (1.92%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.92%) SAML
3 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (44.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) CCTV
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) FMCG
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) PMI
5 2 (3.85%) Tandem
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.92%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) HPUX
3 1 (1.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.92%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 26 (50.00%) Test Management
2 22 (42.31%) Non-Functional Testing
3 18 (34.62%) Coaching
4 12 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
6 10 (19.23%) Requirements Management
7 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
9 6 (11.54%) Analytics
9 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
10 5 (9.62%) Programme Management
11 4 (7.69%) Change Management
11 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (7.69%) Mathematics
11 4 (7.69%) Microservices
11 4 (7.69%) Network Management
11 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C#
1 2 (3.85%) C++
1 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
1 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) HND
2 26 (50.00%) HNC
2 26 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 22 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.85%) MCSE
6 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) APMP
7 1 (1.92%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) CEH
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.92%) CISM
7 1 (1.92%) CISSP
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.92%) NFS
3 1 (1.92%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (42.31%) Netcool
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SnapMirror
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.92%) ThinApp
2 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Remedy
1 22 (42.31%) SolarWinds
2 18 (34.62%) OpenText
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.69%) AppDynamics
4 4 (7.69%) Splunk
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.92%) Capita
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
7 1 (1.92%) ESRI
7 1 (1.92%) Intel
7 1 (1.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.92%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec