Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 45 20
Rank change year-on-year -22 -25 +12
Contract jobs citing Degree 45 53 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.67% 4.37% 7.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.09% 26.77% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 67
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £456 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -12.26% +8.33%
10th Percentile £269 £150 £263
90th Percentile £628 £578 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £40.00 £21.29 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.88% -61.29% +175.00%
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -29.41% +70.00%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 132 198 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.78% 16.34% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 205
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -7.05%
10th Percentile £205 £150 £134
90th Percentile £593 £525 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £30.25 £20.65 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.52% -54.12% +136.84%
10th Percentile £15.94 £17.05 £17.40
90th Percentile £44.25 £23.73 £63.50
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% -27.14% +100.00%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
Oxford -33 17 £419 -2.62% 55
Kidlington -4 6 £375 -17.81% 2
Abingdon +6 2 £525 +18.31% 9
Witney - 1 - - 3
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (42.22%) Computer Science
3 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (37.78%) Web Services
4 16 (35.56%) Change Management
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.89%) Java
7 12 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (24.44%) SQL
8 11 (24.44%) ITIL
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (22.22%) Problem Management
9 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (20.00%) Time Management
10 9 (20.00%) Windows
10 9 (20.00%) Scrum
11 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.78%) DNS
11 8 (17.78%) SCCM
11 8 (17.78%) QA
11 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
11 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
12 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
12 7 (15.56%) JIRA
12 7 (15.56%) SCOM
12 7 (15.56%) Kanban
12 7 (15.56%) Maven
12 7 (15.56%) DHCP
12 7 (15.56%) SOAP

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.22%) InVision
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.11%) Office 365
4 3 (6.67%) Serverless
5 2 (4.44%) Bluemix
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (4.44%) SaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.22%) GitHub
6 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) DHCP
3 5 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 5 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (6.67%) Network Security
4 3 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) BGP
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.44%) SAN
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.22%) IPsec
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) MPLS
6 1 (2.22%) OSPF
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
6 1 (2.22%) VRRP
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Big Data
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
2 7 (15.56%) JIRA
2 7 (15.56%) Maven
3 6 (13.33%) JUnit
3 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
5 1 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.22%) MSTest
5 1 (2.22%) NUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Architect
2 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.89%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 3 (6.67%) SAP Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Tester
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce Tester
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) Web Services
2 7 (15.56%) SOAP
3 6 (13.33%) .NET
4 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 5 (11.11%) LDAP
5 4 (8.89%) CSS
5 4 (8.89%) jQuery
6 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.67%) CSS3
6 3 (6.67%) HTML5
6 3 (6.67%) REST
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.44%) EDIFACT
7 2 (4.44%) LINQ
7 2 (4.44%) Node.js
7 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.22%) JSP
8 1 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Replication
3 5 (11.11%) Clustering
4 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.22%) ASIC
6 1 (2.22%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.22%) iPhone
6 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (2.22%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.44%) Unix
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (35.56%) Change Management
3 11 (24.44%) ITIL
4 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 9 (20.00%) Scrum
5 9 (20.00%) Time Management
6 8 (17.78%) Test Automation
7 7 (15.56%) Kanban
8 6 (13.33%) API Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (13.33%) IT Audit
8 6 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (13.33%) Test Planning
9 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (8.89%) ERP
10 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.44%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.44%) C
5 2 (4.44%) IronPython
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.22%) AAT
3 1 (2.22%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) SLA
3 2 (4.44%) RosettaNet
4 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) Docker
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCOM
3 5 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) Nagios
4 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.22%) Puppet
5 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (13.33%) SAP
3 6 (13.33%) Talend
4 5 (11.11%) McAfee
5 3 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Cognos
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle