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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 38 28 19
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9  
Contract jobs citing Degree 25 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 4.51% 4.83% 7.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.94% 22.43% 31.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 33
Median daily rate £466 £453 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £85 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.10%  
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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 109 107 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 19.68% 21.53% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 118
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £136 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Oxfordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 14 £513 +24.24% 14
Abingdon - 2 £444 - 3
Banbury - 1 - - 1
Thame - 1 £313 - 1
Degree
South East

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 14 (27.45%) Finance
4 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
5 12 (23.53%) MS Office
6 10 (19.61%) SQL
7 9 (17.65%) Oracle
7 9 (17.65%) ITIL
7 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 9 (17.65%) SDLC
8 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (15.69%) Scrum
8 8 (15.69%) Release Management
9 7 (13.73%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (13.73%) BDD
9 7 (13.73%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (13.73%) Java
10 6 (11.76%) Perl
10 6 (11.76%) Web Services
10 6 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (11.76%) ERP
10 6 (11.76%) Project Management
10 6 (11.76%) MVC
10 6 (11.76%) Kanban
10 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
10 6 (11.76%) JIRA
10 6 (11.76%) Drupal
10 6 (11.76%) User Stories
10 6 (11.76%) Order to Cash

Degree
Top Related 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 (11.76%) Drupal
2 5 (9.80%) SilverStripe
3 4 (7.84%) JBoss
4 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.96%) IIS
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Office
2 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle TCA
3 4 (7.84%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
2 2 (3.92%) Heroku
3 1 (1.96%) Force.com
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Network Security
1 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.96%) BGP
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.96%) LAN
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) VoIP
2 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MySQL
1 5 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) JIRA
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
3 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.88%) Selenium
5 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.96%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Publishing
3 2 (3.92%) Advertising
3 2 (3.92%) Billing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Developer
2 14 (27.45%) Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
4 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Oracle Consultant
5 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Software Developer
7 4 (7.84%) PHP Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.84%) QA Leader
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle Functional Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Salesforce Developer
8 3 (5.88%) SDLC Business Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) Laravel
2 5 (9.80%) Symfony
2 5 (9.80%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) XML Schema
2 5 (9.80%) XSLT
3 3 (5.88%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.92%) Ember.js
4 2 (3.92%) Express
4 2 (3.92%) MEAN Stack
4 2 (3.92%) Meteor
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) React
4 2 (3.92%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) SDLC
3 8 (15.69%) Release Management
3 8 (15.69%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) BDD
4 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) ERP
5 6 (11.76%) Kanban
5 6 (11.76%) MVC
5 6 (11.76%) Order to Cash
5 6 (11.76%) Project Management
5 6 (11.76%) User Stories
6 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
6 5 (9.80%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.80%) RDF
6 5 (9.80%) Secure Coding
6 5 (9.80%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) Perl
4 5 (9.80%) PHP
4 5 (9.80%) XPath
5 4 (7.84%) C#
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) Apex Code
6 2 (3.92%) C
6 2 (3.92%) C++
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.96%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) SOQL
7 1 (1.96%) SOSL
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.84%) MCP
4 3 (5.88%) ISEB
4 3 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.88%) PMP
5 2 (3.92%) MCSE
5 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.96%) CBAP
6 1 (1.96%) HND
6 1 (1.96%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) Data Quality
2 4 (7.84%) GDPR
3 2 (3.92%) PMO
4 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Nagios
1 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) BMC
3 4 (7.84%) Remedy
3 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.96%) RedGate
5 1 (1.96%) Sage
5 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.96%) Talend