The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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.

Degree
South West / Somerset
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 37 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.97% 0.76% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.91% 4.00% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £388 £225 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +72.22% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £225 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £225 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 50 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 27.23% 19.01% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 79
Median daily rate £266 £490 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.81% +18.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £1,846 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 6
Median hourly rate £41.50 £57.00 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.19% +49.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £42.25 £34.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Somerset

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Somerset

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Somerset over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in Somerset

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 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
Yeovil +7 2 - -
Bath 0 2 £450 +100.00% 17
Street - 2 £381 - 1
Degree
South West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (11.11%) Spatial Data
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (11.11%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) QGIS
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (11.11%) ArcGIS
1 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) QGIS
2 1 (11.11%) Spatial Data
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
1 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
1 1 (11.11%) Build and Release Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) DBA
1 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics Design Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) GIS Technician
1 1 (11.11%) Hardware Design Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Hardware Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
1 1 (11.11%) Project Controller
1 1 (11.11%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
3 1 (11.11%) B2C
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) APMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle