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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / South East
Rank 29 32 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 482 483 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.23% 5.24% 5.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.02% 19.05% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 297 231
Median daily rate £400 £384 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +4.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 41
Median hourly rate £27.19 £43.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.76% +32.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.67 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £60.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2189 2536 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.31% 27.50% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1562 1382
Median daily rate £409 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 107 105
Median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £62.45 £50.44
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire +17 128 £403 +15.00% 59
Berkshire -6 99 £325 -27.77% 53
Surrey +15 97 £425 +13.33% 66
West Sussex +26 75 £468 +28.08% 15
Oxfordshire -9 25 £466 +3.03% 38
Buckinghamshire -28 21 £353 -11.87% 17
Middlesex +8 13 £349 +3.18%
Kent +2 10 £368 -10.90% 12
East Sussex 0 9 £381 +17.30% 4
M4 Corridor +9 1 £500 -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 231 (26.52%) Finance
2 225 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (20.44%) Computer Science
4 156 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
5 142 (16.30%) Project Management
6 135 (15.50%) Oracle
7 123 (14.12%) SQL
8 122 (14.01%) ITIL
9 120 (13.78%) Telecoms
9 120 (13.78%) Microsoft
10 99 (11.37%) MS Excel
11 89 (10.22%) Security Cleared
12 88 (10.10%) HTML
13 87 (9.99%) Linux
14 81 (9.30%) Java
15 77 (8.84%) SDLC
16 75 (8.61%) MS Office
16 75 (8.61%) Python
16 75 (8.61%) Business Analysis
17 74 (8.50%) JavaScript
17 74 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
17 74 (8.50%) Scrum
18 70 (8.04%) Windows
19 69 (7.92%) PRINCE2
19 69 (7.92%) C
19 69 (7.92%) Git (software)
20 67 (7.69%) QA
21 65 (7.46%) Management Information System
22 64 (7.35%) Unix
22 64 (7.35%) Web Services

Degree
Top Related 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 38 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.90%) Apache
3 22 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 18 (2.07%) JBoss
5 15 (1.72%) nginx
5 15 (1.72%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.61%) CMS
7 10 (1.15%) Drupal
7 10 (1.15%) IIS
8 9 (1.03%) SAS
8 9 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.80%) Confluence
10 7 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.69%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.69%) WordPress
12 5 (0.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 99 (11.37%) MS Excel
2 75 (8.61%) MS Office
3 42 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (4.71%) MS Visio
5 28 (3.21%) Photoshop
6 22 (2.53%) MS Project
7 10 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (1.03%) OrCAD
9 6 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.69%) Stata
10 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.11%) CATIA
12 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.11%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 9 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.46%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.34%) Staffware
7 2 (0.23%) Maximo
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.11%) Traffica
8 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.61%) Office 365
5 10 (1.15%) PaaS
6 9 (1.03%) SaaS
7 6 (0.69%) GitHub
8 5 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.34%) Google Play
10 3 (0.34%) IaaS
11 2 (0.23%) Boomi
11 2 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) iPaaS
11 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.23%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.11%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.86%) Firewall
2 33 (3.79%) LAN
3 31 (3.56%) WAN
4 28 (3.21%) Internet
4 28 (3.21%) VPN
5 25 (2.87%) Wireless
6 22 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 19 (2.18%) SSL
8 18 (2.07%) Ethernet
8 18 (2.07%) SAN
9 17 (1.95%) DNS
10 16 (1.84%) LTE
11 15 (1.72%) HTTP
11 15 (1.72%) LDAP
11 15 (1.72%) VoIP
12 14 (1.61%) IPsec
13 13 (1.49%) BIG-IP
14 12 (1.38%) SNMP
15 11 (1.26%) 3G
15 11 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.66%) Relational Database
2 43 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 34 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.41%) RDBMS
5 18 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (1.72%) Big Data
7 13 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (1.38%) SQLPlus
9 11 (1.26%) MySQL
10 10 (1.15%) QlikView
11 9 (1.03%) GIS
12 8 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (0.80%) DB2
13 7 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.80%) Power BI
13 7 (0.80%) Spatial Data
14 6 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (7.92%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.25%) JIRA
4 24 (2.76%) Subversion
5 17 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (1.72%) ProC
7 14 (1.61%) Eclipse
7 14 (1.61%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.15%) Android Studio
9 10 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (1.15%) Xcode
10 8 (0.92%) Cucumber
10 8 (0.92%) Maven
11 7 (0.80%) Selenium
12 6 (0.69%) Gradle
12 6 (0.69%) JUnit
13 5 (0.57%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.46%) StarTeam
General
1 231 (26.52%) Finance
2 120 (13.78%) Telecoms
3 58 (6.66%) Marketing
4 38 (4.36%) Legal
5 37 (4.25%) Retail
6 30 (3.44%) Manufacturing
7 26 (2.99%) Publishing
8 22 (2.53%) Billing
9 16 (1.84%) Electronics
9 16 (1.84%) Spanish Language
10 13 (1.49%) Mandarin Language
11 12 (1.38%) Law
11 12 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.26%) Automotive
12 11 (1.26%) Banking
12 11 (1.26%) French Language
13 9 (1.03%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.92%) Advertising
14 8 (0.92%) German Language
15 6 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 155 (17.80%) Analyst
2 122 (14.01%) Developer
3 79 (9.07%) Architect
4 65 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 45 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 34 (3.90%) Consultant
7 32 (3.67%) Network Engineer
8 25 (2.87%) Designer
9 24 (2.76%) Systems Analyst
10 23 (2.64%) Web Developer
11 22 (2.53%) Oracle Analyst
11 22 (2.53%) User Researcher
12 21 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 20 (2.30%) Design Engineer
13 20 (2.30%) Pensions Analyst
14 19 (2.18%) Insurance Systems Analyst
14 19 (2.18%) JavaScript Developer
15 18 (2.07%) IT Manager
16 17 (1.95%) Java Developer
17 16 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (10.10%) HTML
2 64 (7.35%) Web Services
3 58 (6.66%) XML
4 51 (5.86%) HTML5
5 46 (5.28%) CSS
6 39 (4.48%) jQuery
7 38 (4.36%) .NET
8 32 (3.67%) REST
9 30 (3.44%) AngularJS
10 21 (2.41%) JSON
11 20 (2.30%) CSS3
11 20 (2.30%) Sass
12 18 (2.07%) Ajax
13 16 (1.84%) React
14 14 (1.61%) ASP.NET
14 14 (1.61%) Django
15 13 (1.49%) Spring
16 11 (1.26%) Android SDK
16 11 (1.26%) Node.js
17 9 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 178 (20.44%) Computer Science
2 156 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.63%) User Experience
5 33 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 32 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.18%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.26%) PKI
10 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.92%) Contactless
11 8 (0.92%) Replication
11 8 (0.92%) Smartcard
11 8 (0.92%) Social Media
11 8 (0.92%) STB
12 7 (0.80%) Digital TV
12 7 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.80%) MPEG
12 7 (0.80%) PMI
13 6 (0.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.99%) Linux
2 70 (8.04%) Windows
3 64 (7.35%) Unix
4 34 (3.90%) Android
5 19 (2.18%) AIX
6 16 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.72%) CentOS
8 14 (1.61%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.92%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.80%) Solaris
11 6 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.34%) SUSE
14 3 (0.34%) zOS
15 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (16.30%) Project Management
3 122 (14.01%) ITIL
4 77 (8.84%) SDLC
5 75 (8.61%) Business Analysis
6 74 (8.50%) Scrum
6 74 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (7.92%) PRINCE2
8 61 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 56 (6.43%) Mentoring
10 51 (5.86%) Change Management
11 49 (5.63%) Data Analysis
12 48 (5.51%) Coaching
13 46 (5.28%) Analytics
13 46 (5.28%) Validation
14 44 (5.05%) Service Management
15 43 (4.94%) Migration
15 43 (4.94%) UML
16 41 (4.71%) Waterfall
17 40 (4.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 123 (14.12%) SQL
2 81 (9.30%) Java
3 75 (8.61%) Python
4 74 (8.50%) JavaScript
5 69 (7.92%) C
6 40 (4.59%) C#
7 31 (3.56%) PHP
8 26 (2.99%) C++
9 24 (2.76%) Perl
10 17 (1.95%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 15 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.61%) R
13 11 (1.26%) Apple Swift
13 11 (1.26%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.26%) PowerShell
13 11 (1.26%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.80%) VB
15 6 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (3.79%) PMI Certification
5 27 (3.10%) CCNP
5 27 (3.10%) PMP
6 23 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (2.18%) CCNA
7 19 (2.18%) HND
8 18 (2.07%) CCSE
9 17 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (1.84%) MBA
11 15 (1.72%) CCIE
11 15 (1.72%) ISEB
12 14 (1.61%) CCIP
12 14 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.61%) JNCIA
13 13 (1.49%) HP ASE
13 13 (1.49%) HP MASE
13 13 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (7.69%) QA
2 33 (3.79%) PMO
3 22 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (2.53%) SLA
4 19 (2.18%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.84%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.15%) GDPR
7 8 (0.92%) PA-DSS
8 6 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.57%) COBIT
10 4 (0.46%) GAAP
10 4 (0.46%) GMP
10 4 (0.46%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.46%) ISO22301
10 4 (0.46%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.34%) ARP4754
11 3 (0.34%) ARP4761
11 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.34%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.34%) DO-254
System Software
1 25 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.64%) Docker
3 22 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.61%) vSphere
5 9 (1.03%) vCloud
6 7 (0.80%) Firmware
7 4 (0.46%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.23%) XenServer
10 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.11%) NDS
10 1 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (1.49%) FortiGate
2 10 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.03%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Puppet
5 6 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.69%) SCCM
6 4 (0.46%) Netcool
6 4 (0.46%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.34%) Nagios
7 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.34%) WSUS
8 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.23%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.23%) SCOM
9 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 135 (15.50%) Oracle
2 120 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 59 (6.77%) Cisco
4 47 (5.40%) HP
5 43 (4.94%) SAP
6 28 (3.21%) VMware
7 24 (2.76%) Juniper
8 23 (2.64%) F5
9 20 (2.30%) CheckPoint
10 19 (2.18%) Adobe
11 16 (1.84%) Apple
11 16 (1.84%) EMC
11 16 (1.84%) Google
11 16 (1.84%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.49%) Aruba
12 13 (1.49%) Fortinet
12 13 (1.49%) IBM
12 13 (1.49%) Remedy
12 13 (1.49%) Riverbed
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £319 - £371 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
JM
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HP inc
Posted: 12 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago