The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 27 16 15
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 5.00% 7.20% 9.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.93% 36.96% 39.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 26
Median daily rate £513 £413 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -5.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £85 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 46 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 19.29% 19.49% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 76
Median daily rate £375 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -32.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £125 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Oxford

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Oxford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Oxford

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Degree.

1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
4 10 (29.41%) Finance
5 8 (23.53%) MS Office
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) Release Management
6 7 (20.59%) SDLC
7 6 (17.65%) Drupal
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) MVC
7 6 (17.65%) Perl
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.71%) XML Schema
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (14.71%) RDF
8 5 (14.71%) Web Services
8 5 (14.71%) XML
8 5 (14.71%) XSLT
8 5 (14.71%) PHP
8 5 (14.71%) Java
8 5 (14.71%) MySQL
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle
8 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (14.71%) Kanban
8 5 (14.71%) BPMN
8 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
8 5 (14.71%) Symfony

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 6 (17.65%) Drupal
2 5 (14.71%) SilverStripe
3 2 (5.88%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (8.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) GitHub
2 2 (5.88%) Heroku
3 1 (2.94%) Force.com
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) BGP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VoIP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) MySQL
1 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.94%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.94%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Publishing
3 2 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) Analyst
3 7 (20.59%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Software Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
5 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) PHP Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Salesforce Developer
6 3 (8.82%) SDLC Business Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Desktop Support
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Laravel
1 5 (14.71%) Symfony
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
1 5 (14.71%) XML
1 5 (14.71%) XML Schema
1 5 (14.71%) XSLT
2 3 (8.82%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.88%) Ember.js
3 2 (5.88%) Express
3 2 (5.88%) MEAN Stack
3 2 (5.88%) Meteor
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
3 2 (5.88%) React
3 2 (5.88%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
1 2 (5.88%) Unix
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.59%) Release Management
2 7 (20.59%) SDLC
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) MVC
3 6 (17.65%) Scrum
4 5 (14.71%) BPMN
4 5 (14.71%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 5 (14.71%) Kanban
4 5 (14.71%) Process Improvement
4 5 (14.71%) RDF
4 5 (14.71%) Secure Coding
4 5 (14.71%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (14.71%) User Stories
5 4 (11.76%) BDD
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
5 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Perl
3 5 (14.71%) Java
3 5 (14.71%) PHP
3 5 (14.71%) XPath
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) Apex Code
5 2 (5.88%) C
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
6 1 (2.94%) SOQL
6 1 (2.94%) SOSL
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) CBAP
5 1 (2.94%) IIBA
5 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) GDPR
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 2 (5.88%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
1 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) BMC
3 3 (8.82%) Remedy
3 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds