Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 896 889 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.49% 5.47% 5.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.97% 24.40% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 471 511
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 58 72
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.29% -8.75% -
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.45 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £51.13
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% +16.36% -15.38%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,588 3,643 4,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.99% 22.43% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,997 2,068 2,703
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £232 £215 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 216 212
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £24.38 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% -6.25% -4.59%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £52.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.31
% change year-on-year -3.85% +2.73% +11.25%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Thames Valley -6 360 £415 +3.75% 324
Berkshire -5 249 £385 +5.48% 118
Surrey +8 223 £475 +18.75% 119
Hampshire -25 163 £400 - 129
West Sussex -8 87 £413 +6.45% 61
Buckinghamshire +7 65 £433 +6.79% 73
Oxfordshire -10 45 £500 +5.26% 134
Kent +24 31 £350 +4.48% 49
East Sussex -5 17 £478 -4.50% 43
Middlesex +13 8 £225 -46.11% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 295 (32.92%) Computer Science
2 281 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
3 246 (27.46%) Finance
4 168 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 167 (18.64%) Project Management
6 162 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
7 150 (16.74%) Microsoft
8 134 (14.96%) Linux
9 133 (14.84%) Java
10 122 (13.62%) Windows
10 122 (13.62%) Scrum
11 113 (12.61%) Telecoms
11 113 (12.61%) Software Engineering
12 103 (11.50%) Computer Science Degree
13 96 (10.71%) JavaScript
14 93 (10.38%) SQL
15 91 (10.16%) C#
16 90 (10.04%) Oracle
17 88 (9.82%) ITIL
17 88 (9.82%) Management Information System
18 86 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 83 (9.26%) Mathematics
20 78 (8.71%) Python
21 77 (8.59%) .NET
22 75 (8.37%) HTML
22 75 (8.37%) Git (software)
23 73 (8.15%) Analytics
24 72 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
25 69 (7.70%) C
26 68 (7.59%) AngularJS

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 35 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 33 (3.68%) CMS
3 26 (2.90%) Apache Spark
3 26 (2.90%) IIS
4 24 (2.68%) Confluence
5 22 (2.46%) Apache
6 20 (2.23%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.67%) Drupal
8 13 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.34%) JBoss
10 10 (1.12%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (1.00%) Jupyter
12 8 (0.89%) GlassFish
13 7 (0.78%) Apache ServiceMix
13 7 (0.78%) SAS
13 7 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 72 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (5.58%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (4.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.33%) SPSS
7 3 (0.33%) UserZoom
8 2 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.11%) Maya
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.12%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.56%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.33%) Global One
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.22%) Exstream
7 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.22%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (5.02%) Office 365
3 36 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (2.01%) PaaS
7 16 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (1.56%) Mimecast
9 12 (1.34%) SaaS
10 9 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
10 9 (1.00%) IaaS
10 9 (1.00%) OpenShift
10 9 (1.00%) Yammer
11 8 (0.89%) GitHub
11 8 (0.89%) npm
12 7 (0.78%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.67%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.45%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.45%) Serverless
15 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.46%) Firewall
2 22 (2.46%) DNS
3 20 (2.23%) Network Security
4 17 (1.90%) Internet
4 17 (1.90%) WAN
5 15 (1.67%) LAN
5 15 (1.67%) Wireless
6 14 (1.56%) 3GPP
6 14 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
6 14 (1.56%) SNMP
7 13 (1.45%) VoIP
8 12 (1.34%) TCP/IP
9 11 (1.23%) DHCP
9 11 (1.23%) LTE
10 10 (1.12%) SAN
10 10 (1.12%) VPN
11 9 (1.00%) 5G
11 9 (1.00%) GSM
12 7 (0.78%) UMTS
12 7 (0.78%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.02%) Big Data
3 25 (2.79%) Relational Database
4 23 (2.57%) Hadoop
5 22 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 22 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.79%) Power BI
7 15 (1.67%) MySQL
8 12 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.34%) MS Access
9 11 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
11 9 (1.00%) HBase
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
12 8 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.89%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 75 (8.37%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.58%) JIRA
3 38 (4.24%) Subversion
4 27 (3.01%) Visual Studio
5 25 (2.79%) Jenkins
6 22 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (2.01%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.45%) Selenium
9 12 (1.34%) JUnit
9 12 (1.34%) NetBeans
9 12 (1.34%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.23%) ReSharper
10 11 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 9 (1.00%) MSTest
11 9 (1.00%) Ranorex
12 8 (0.89%) Axure RP
12 8 (0.89%) GitLab
12 8 (0.89%) Gradle
13 6 (0.67%) Appium
13 6 (0.67%) Grunt
General
1 246 (27.46%) Finance
2 113 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 64 (7.14%) Marketing
4 39 (4.35%) Retail
5 36 (4.02%) Manufacturing
6 31 (3.46%) Legal
6 31 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 26 (2.90%) Mandarin Language
8 21 (2.34%) Electronics
9 16 (1.79%) German Language
10 12 (1.34%) Advertising
10 12 (1.34%) Banking
11 10 (1.12%) Back Office
12 9 (1.00%) Automotive
12 9 (1.00%) Publishing
13 7 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.67%) Billing
14 6 (0.67%) Front Office
14 6 (0.67%) Games
14 6 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 163 (18.19%) Analyst
2 144 (16.07%) Developer
3 67 (7.48%) Project Manager
4 63 (7.03%) Business Analyst
5 61 (6.81%) Software Engineer
6 44 (4.91%) Architect
7 39 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 37 (4.13%) Administrator
9 35 (3.91%) IT Manager
10 34 (3.79%) .NET Developer
11 33 (3.68%) Senior Software Engineer
12 31 (3.46%) Consultant
13 29 (3.24%) C# Developer
14 27 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
15 22 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
15 22 (2.46%) Linux Engineer
15 22 (2.46%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
16 19 (2.12%) Delivery Manager
16 19 (2.12%) Security Architect
16 19 (2.12%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.59%) .NET
2 75 (8.37%) HTML
3 68 (7.59%) AngularJS
4 53 (5.92%) Web Services
5 45 (5.02%) CSS
6 37 (4.13%) ASP.NET
7 32 (3.57%) Spring
8 31 (3.46%) RESTful
9 30 (3.35%) Kafka
10 29 (3.24%) jQuery
11 27 (3.01%) .NET Framework
11 27 (3.01%) React
11 27 (3.01%) XML
12 25 (2.79%) Middleware
13 20 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 19 (2.12%) Ajax
14 19 (2.12%) Node.js
15 18 (2.01%) JSON
15 18 (2.01%) SOAP
15 18 (2.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 295 (32.92%) Computer Science
2 162 (18.08%) Analytical Skills
3 88 (9.82%) Management Information System
4 67 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
5 56 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 41 (4.58%) User Experience
7 34 (3.79%) Algorithms
7 34 (3.79%) PMI
8 30 (3.35%) Mobile App
9 21 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (2.12%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.56%) Driving Licence
12 13 (1.45%) Social Media
13 12 (1.34%) Life Science
14 11 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
15 10 (1.12%) PKI
16 8 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.89%) Robotics
17 7 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
17 7 (0.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (14.96%) Linux
2 122 (13.62%) Windows
3 64 (7.14%) Unix
4 39 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (2.23%) Android
6 20 (2.23%) Embedded Linux
7 16 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.34%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.23%) Solaris
10 9 (1.00%) SUSE
10 9 (1.00%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.67%) VMS
12 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.33%) CentOS
14 2 (0.22%) Debian
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 167 (18.64%) Project Management
4 122 (13.62%) Scrum
5 113 (12.61%) Software Engineering
6 88 (9.82%) ITIL
7 83 (9.26%) Mathematics
8 73 (8.15%) Analytics
9 62 (6.92%) Business Analysis
10 61 (6.81%) Test Automation
11 58 (6.47%) PRINCE2
12 56 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 56 (6.25%) Use Case
13 54 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
13 54 (6.03%) TDD
13 54 (6.03%) Waterfall
14 53 (5.92%) Migration
14 53 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (5.69%) Unit Testing
16 50 (5.58%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (14.84%) Java
2 96 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 93 (10.38%) SQL
4 91 (10.16%) C#
5 78 (8.71%) Python
6 69 (7.70%) C
7 64 (7.14%) C++
8 58 (6.47%) PowerShell
9 34 (3.79%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.23%) R
11 15 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.34%) Java 8
13 11 (1.23%) PHP
14 10 (1.12%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.12%) Embedded C
14 10 (1.12%) Perl
15 9 (1.00%) VB
16 8 (0.89%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.78%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (11.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 60 (6.70%) Security Cleared
3 55 (6.14%) Master's Degree
4 52 (5.80%) PMI Certification
5 45 (5.02%) PMP
5 45 (5.02%) SC Cleared
6 41 (4.58%) CISSP
7 30 (3.35%) CISA
8 27 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (2.79%) CISM
10 21 (2.34%) ISEB
11 19 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (2.01%) CEH
12 18 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (2.01%) MBA
13 17 (1.90%) Numerate Degree
14 14 (1.56%) GIAC
14 14 (1.56%) MCSE
15 13 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
16 12 (1.34%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.91%) QA
2 42 (4.69%) SLA
3 25 (2.79%) PMO
4 22 (2.46%) GDPR
5 19 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (1.67%) Data Quality
8 14 (1.56%) PCI DSS
9 9 (1.00%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (1.00%) ISO 22301
9 9 (1.00%) ISO 31000
9 9 (1.00%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (0.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.45%) GxP
11 3 (0.33%) COBIT
11 3 (0.33%) MISRA
11 3 (0.33%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 45 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.01%) Docker
3 16 (1.79%) HDFS
4 12 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.89%) Apache Flume
7 7 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.56%) Firmware
10 4 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.33%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.33%) vSphere
12 2 (0.22%) KVM
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (2.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 18 (2.01%) Ansible
3 13 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 9 (1.00%) Nessus
4 9 (1.00%) Puppet
4 9 (1.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 8 (0.89%) Kibana
5 8 (0.89%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.56%) logstash
7 5 (0.56%) SCCM
8 4 (0.45%) Grafana
8 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.33%) Graphite
9 3 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.33%) Oozie
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 150 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.04%) Oracle
3 64 (7.14%) SAP
4 38 (4.24%) Cisco
5 28 (3.13%) Huawei
6 26 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 25 (2.79%) IBM
8 21 (2.34%) Remedy
9 20 (2.23%) HP
10 19 (2.12%) Workday
11 18 (2.01%) Google
12 17 (1.90%) Sun
13 16 (1.79%) VMware
14 15 (1.67%) BMC
14 15 (1.67%) Splunk
15 14 (1.56%) Proofpoint
15 14 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
16 13 (1.45%) Tableau
17 12 (1.34%) Centrify
18 11 (1.23%) Trend Micro