Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 41 20
Rank change year-on-year -28 -21 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 20 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.88% 4.69% 8.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.03% 35.56% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 41
Oxford median daily rate £475 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -13.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £295 £150 £263
90th Percentile £525 £586 £550
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £520
% change year-on-year - -13.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Oxford median hourly rate £45.00 £21.29 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.37% -61.29% +185.71%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £21.90 £55.00
% change year-on-year +94.11% -60.19% +175.00%

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 Oxford with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxford
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 74 90 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.66% 13.18% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 131
Oxford median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £210 £163 £130
90th Percentile £500 £541 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Oxford median hourly rate £20.50 £18.72 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.54% -65.97% +197.30%
10th Percentile £20.25 £15.74 £18.50
90th Percentile £42.15 £22.60 £76.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.50 £21.40 £36.50
% change year-on-year -4.18% -41.38% +94.67%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Oxford

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Oxford

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 13 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (55.00%) Change Management
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Time Management
3 10 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (45.00%) Web Services
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (35.00%) QA
5 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) JIRA
7 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 5 (25.00%) SCOM
7 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (25.00%) DHCP
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (25.00%) Coaching
7 5 (25.00%) SDLC
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) Data Quality

Degree
Co-occurring 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 4 (20.00%) JBoss
2 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (5.00%) InVision
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) Office 365
4 1 (5.00%) Bluemix
4 1 (5.00%) GitHub
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (5.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) DNS
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (15.00%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (10.00%) BGP
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) IPsec
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) JUnit
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
2 3 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (5.00%) MSTest
3 1 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) QA Tester
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Salesforce Tester
2 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
2 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) LDAP
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) CSS3
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) HTML5
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.00%) EDIFACT
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) LESS
4 1 (5.00%) LINQ
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Sass
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.00%) ASIC
4 1 (5.00%) ASIC Verification
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) Change Management
2 10 (50.00%) Time Management
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
3 7 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) SDLC
4 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Release Management
5 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (15.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) C
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) ActionScript
5 1 (5.00%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 4 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (15.00%) SLA
4 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (5.00%) PMO
4 1 (5.00%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
1 5 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) McAfee
3 3 (15.00%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.00%) Talend
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM