Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Academic Degree
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 52 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 -25 +7
Contract jobs citing Degree 64 61 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.15% 4.81% 7.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.32% 33.33% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 44 64
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -13.46% +4.00%
10th Percentile £338 £285 £266
90th Percentile £583 £563 £530
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -59.09% +175.00%
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +90.48%

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 198 183 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.94% 14.43% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 130 186
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £389 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.54% +5.42% -1.67%
10th Percentile £213 £192 £200
90th Percentile £525 £526 £520
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 20
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.89 £25.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.46% -21.88% +88.24%
10th Percentile £16.63 £17.64 £15.77
90th Percentile £28.78 £49.05 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £25.06 £34.00 £29.95
% change year-on-year -26.29% +13.52% +76.18%

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 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -11 29 £500 +11.11% 21
Kidlington +1 10 £488 +8.33% 5
Abingdon +2 2 £525 - 7
Witney - 2 - -
Banbury -1 1 £500 - 2
Degree
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Computer Science
3 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (32.81%) Java
4 17 (26.56%) Web Services
4 17 (26.56%) ITIL
5 16 (25.00%) Change Management
6 14 (21.88%) Finance
6 14 (21.88%) SQL
6 14 (21.88%) Time Management
6 14 (21.88%) JIRA
6 14 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (20.31%) QA
7 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
7 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
8 11 (17.19%) SOAP
8 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (17.19%) TDD
8 11 (17.19%) Maven
8 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
9 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (15.63%) Scrum
10 9 (14.06%) BDD
10 9 (14.06%) Problem Management
10 9 (14.06%) SDLC
11 8 (12.50%) Service Management
11 8 (12.50%) Workflow
11 8 (12.50%) Windows
11 8 (12.50%) DNS

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 (9.38%) Confluence
1 6 (9.38%) JBoss
2 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.56%) CMS
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) SAP ERP
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 21 (32.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Office 365
4 4 (6.25%) GitHub
5 3 (4.69%) Heroku
5 3 (4.69%) Serverless
6 2 (3.13%) Bluemix
6 2 (3.13%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (3.13%) SaaS
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) DNS
2 7 (10.94%) DHCP
3 5 (7.81%) Kerberos
3 5 (7.81%) LDAP
3 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.13%) BGP
4 2 (3.13%) Firewall
4 2 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.13%) Network Security
4 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.56%) HSRP
5 1 (1.56%) IPsec
5 1 (1.56%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) OSPF
5 1 (1.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) Redis
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.13%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (21.88%) JIRA
2 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 11 (17.19%) Maven
3 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.38%) JUnit
4 6 (9.38%) SoapUI
4 6 (9.38%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (6.25%) JProfiler
5 4 (6.25%) VisualVM
5 4 (6.25%) YourKit
6 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Publishing
3 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Games
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (14.06%) Architect
1 9 (14.06%) Developer
2 7 (10.94%) Service Manager
3 6 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.81%) Test Leader
5 4 (6.25%) Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.69%) ITIL Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) QA Leader
6 3 (4.69%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 3 (4.69%) SAP Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.56%) Web Services
2 11 (17.19%) SOAP
3 6 (9.38%) REST
4 4 (6.25%) .NET
4 4 (6.25%) HTML
4 4 (6.25%) JAX-RS
5 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.69%) CSS
5 3 (4.69%) jQuery
5 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.13%) CSS3
6 2 (3.13%) EDIFACT
6 2 (3.13%) HTML5
6 2 (3.13%) Node.js
6 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.56%) Ajax
7 1 (1.56%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.94%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) Replication
4 3 (4.69%) CMDB
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.56%) ASIC
6 1 (1.56%) ASIC Verification
6 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) SCADA
6 1 (1.56%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (9.38%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) ITIL
3 16 (25.00%) Change Management
4 14 (21.88%) Time Management
5 13 (20.31%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (17.19%) TDD
7 10 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (15.63%) Scrum
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
8 9 (14.06%) Problem Management
8 9 (14.06%) SDLC
9 8 (12.50%) Service Management
9 8 (12.50%) Workflow
10 7 (10.94%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (10.94%) ERP
10 7 (10.94%) Kanban
10 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
10 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (9.38%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Java
2 14 (21.88%) SQL
3 5 (7.81%) C#
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.25%) Ruby
5 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) Python
6 2 (3.13%) ActionScript
6 2 (3.13%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (3.13%) C
6 2 (3.13%) Perl
7 1 (1.56%) C++
7 1 (1.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (21.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (9.38%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.56%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.31%) QA
2 6 (9.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.69%) SLA
4 2 (3.13%) RosettaNet
5 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) SCCM
1 7 (10.94%) SCOM
2 5 (7.81%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
3 2 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (9.38%) SAP
3 6 (9.38%) Talend
4 5 (7.81%) McAfee
5 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
6 2 (3.13%) NetApp
6 2 (3.13%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco
7 1 (1.56%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) HP