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 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 417 519 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.39% 5.79% 4.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.32% 20.55% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 296 212
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £239 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 27
Median hourly rate £22.52 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.95% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £22.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £50.73 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  

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 1868 2526 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.19% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1477 1309
Median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 97 124
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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
Berkshire -1 121 £363 -3.33% 64
Hampshire +10 100 £450 +7.14% 51
Surrey -3 74 £389 -15.87% 57
West Sussex +3 40 £385 +8.45% 22
Buckinghamshire -16 27 £420 -9.67% 14
Oxfordshire -20 27 £450 +5.88% 45
Kent -17 12 £145 -66.66% 11
East Sussex -11 7 £300 -14.28% 9
Middlesex +13 4 £385 - 1
Sussex - 3 £450 - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 245 (27.40%) Finance
2 228 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (20.47%) Computer Science
4 160 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
5 152 (17.00%) ITIL
6 144 (16.11%) Oracle
7 137 (15.32%) SQL
8 133 (14.88%) Project Management
9 128 (14.32%) Telecoms
10 124 (13.87%) Microsoft
11 119 (13.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 101 (11.30%) Security Cleared
13 94 (10.51%) Linux
14 89 (9.96%) HTML
15 86 (9.62%) JavaScript
16 84 (9.40%) Java
17 82 (9.17%) Python
17 82 (9.17%) SDLC
18 80 (8.95%) Unix
19 79 (8.84%) Scrum
20 78 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
21 76 (8.50%) Management Information System
21 76 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
22 75 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
22 75 (8.39%) Business Analysis
23 74 (8.28%) QA
24 70 (7.83%) Windows
24 70 (7.83%) HP
25 66 (7.38%) Git (software)
26 65 (7.27%) SC Cleared

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 40 (4.47%) Apache
2 38 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 15 (1.68%) nginx
6 14 (1.57%) SAS
7 12 (1.34%) CMS
7 12 (1.34%) IIS
8 11 (1.23%) Confluence
8 11 (1.23%) JBoss
9 10 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.89%) Documentum
11 7 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 76 (8.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (4.25%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (3.13%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.34%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.11%) CATIA
9 1 (0.11%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.89%) Maximo
2 8 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.45%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle FAH
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle TCA
6 3 (0.34%) Staffware
7 2 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.01%) Office 365
4 9 (1.01%) PaaS
4 9 (1.01%) SaaS
5 8 (0.89%) GitHub
6 7 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.56%) IaaS
8 4 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Boomi
10 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.22%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.15%) Firewall
2 39 (4.36%) WAN
3 38 (4.25%) Wireless
4 35 (3.91%) LAN
5 29 (3.24%) LTE
6 23 (2.57%) Internet
7 20 (2.24%) DNS
8 19 (2.13%) 4G
8 19 (2.13%) BIG-IP
9 17 (1.90%) GSM
10 14 (1.57%) LDAP
10 14 (1.57%) SAN
11 13 (1.45%) 3G
12 11 (1.23%) DHCP
12 11 (1.23%) HSPA
12 11 (1.23%) MVNO
12 11 (1.23%) NAS
12 11 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (1.23%) VPN
12 11 (1.23%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (6.60%) Relational Database
2 55 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 36 (4.03%) Oracle Database
4 23 (2.57%) Big Data
5 17 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 17 (1.90%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.34%) SAP HANA
6 12 (1.34%) SQLPlus
7 11 (1.23%) GIS
7 11 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.12%) QlikView
8 10 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.89%) Redis
11 7 (0.78%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
12 6 (0.67%) MS Access
12 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 43 (4.81%) JIRA
3 40 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 28 (3.13%) Subversion
5 26 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
6 16 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.68%) ProC
8 10 (1.12%) Android Studio
8 10 (1.12%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.12%) Xcode
9 9 (1.01%) Gradle
10 8 (0.89%) Dreamweaver
10 8 (0.89%) Maven
11 7 (0.78%) Protractor
11 7 (0.78%) Selenium
12 6 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.67%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.56%) Ant
13 5 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 245 (27.40%) Finance
2 128 (14.32%) Telecoms
3 58 (6.49%) Marketing
4 39 (4.36%) Retail
5 30 (3.36%) Banking
5 30 (3.36%) Publishing
6 24 (2.68%) Billing
7 20 (2.24%) Electronics
7 20 (2.24%) Legal
8 17 (1.90%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.79%) Mandarin Language
10 14 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (1.34%) Automotive
11 12 (1.34%) Law
12 8 (0.89%) German Language
13 7 (0.78%) Advertising
13 7 (0.78%) Back Office
13 7 (0.78%) Military
14 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 179 (20.02%) Analyst
2 120 (13.42%) Developer
3 82 (9.17%) Architect
4 49 (5.48%) Project Manager
5 48 (5.37%) Business Analyst
6 39 (4.36%) Consultant
7 28 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
8 26 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
9 25 (2.80%) Oracle Analyst
9 25 (2.80%) Systems Engineer
9 25 (2.80%) Web Developer
10 24 (2.68%) Network Engineer
11 22 (2.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 22 (2.46%) Pensions Analyst
12 19 (2.13%) Designer
12 19 (2.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (2.13%) HTML Developer
12 19 (2.13%) Insurance Systems Analyst
12 19 (2.13%) IT Manager
13 18 (2.01%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.96%) HTML
2 53 (5.93%) CSS
2 53 (5.93%) Web Services
3 50 (5.59%) HTML5
4 49 (5.48%) XML
5 42 (4.70%) jQuery
6 38 (4.25%) .NET
7 35 (3.91%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.80%) CSS3
9 23 (2.57%) REST
10 21 (2.35%) Sass
11 20 (2.24%) Ajax
11 20 (2.24%) React
12 19 (2.13%) Django
13 17 (1.90%) Node.js
14 15 (1.68%) J2EE
15 14 (1.57%) ASP.NET
15 14 (1.57%) Spring
16 13 (1.45%) JSON
17 12 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 183 (20.47%) Computer Science
2 160 (17.90%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.50%) Management Information System
4 47 (5.26%) User Experience
5 29 (3.24%) Data Centre
6 20 (2.24%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 11 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
10 10 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.12%) Social Media
11 8 (0.89%) NHS
12 7 (0.78%) MPEG
13 6 (0.67%) CESG
13 6 (0.67%) Clustering
13 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.67%) PMI
13 6 (0.67%) W3C
13 6 (0.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 94 (10.51%) Linux
2 80 (8.95%) Unix
3 70 (7.83%) Windows
4 24 (2.68%) Android
5 20 (2.24%) AIX
6 16 (1.79%) Solaris
6 16 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.45%) CentOS
8 11 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.89%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.67%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.34%) SUSE
13 3 (0.34%) zOS
14 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (25.50%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.00%) ITIL
3 133 (14.88%) Project Management
4 82 (9.17%) SDLC
5 79 (8.84%) Scrum
6 78 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (8.39%) Business Analysis
8 64 (7.16%) Service Management
9 59 (6.60%) Mathematics
10 58 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
11 52 (5.82%) Analytics
12 50 (5.59%) Configuration Management
12 50 (5.59%) PRINCE2
13 49 (5.48%) DevOps
14 48 (5.37%) TDD
14 48 (5.37%) Waterfall
15 47 (5.26%) Coaching
15 47 (5.26%) Data Analysis
16 46 (5.15%) Change Management
16 46 (5.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 137 (15.32%) SQL
2 86 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 84 (9.40%) Java
4 82 (9.17%) Python
5 59 (6.60%) C
6 52 (5.82%) C#
7 36 (4.03%) C++
8 30 (3.36%) Shell Script
9 28 (3.13%) Perl
10 27 (3.02%) PHP
11 15 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 14 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 14 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.45%) Ruby
14 10 (1.12%) Objective-C
15 8 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.78%) Assembly Language
16 7 (0.78%) AWK
16 7 (0.78%) Korn
16 7 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (13.31%) Computer Science Degree
2 101 (11.30%) Security Cleared
3 65 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 40 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (3.58%) Master's Degree
6 31 (3.47%) CCNP
6 31 (3.47%) PMI Certification
7 28 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
8 24 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (2.68%) PMP
9 21 (2.35%) CCDP
10 20 (2.24%) CCSA
10 20 (2.24%) CCSE
11 19 (2.13%) CCIE
11 19 (2.13%) CCIP
11 19 (2.13%) JNCIA
11 19 (2.13%) JNCIE
12 18 (2.01%) HP ASE
12 18 (2.01%) HP MASE
12 18 (2.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.28%) QA
2 34 (3.80%) PMO
3 22 (2.46%) SLA
4 17 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.57%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.34%) COBIT
7 10 (1.12%) GDPR
8 8 (0.89%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.67%) Basel II
9 6 (0.67%) IFRS
9 6 (0.67%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.67%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.45%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.22%) EFQM
12 2 (0.22%) GMP
12 2 (0.22%) GxP
12 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (3.47%) Docker
2 29 (3.24%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.78%) GlusterFS
5 7 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (0.78%) vSphere
6 5 (0.56%) HDFS
7 4 (0.45%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.22%) XenServer
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.11%) NDS
10 1 (0.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) XenApp
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (2.80%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 10 (1.12%) Ansible
3 10 (1.12%) NetBackup
3 10 (1.12%) Netcool
4 8 (0.89%) Puppet
4 8 (0.89%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.78%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 7 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 6 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.56%) WSUS
8 4 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.22%) Salt
9 2 (0.22%) SCCM
9 2 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 144 (16.11%) Oracle
2 124 (13.87%) Microsoft
3 70 (7.83%) HP
4 55 (6.15%) Cisco
5 43 (4.81%) SAP
6 27 (3.02%) F5
7 25 (2.80%) CheckPoint
7 25 (2.80%) Juniper
8 22 (2.46%) VMware
9 20 (2.24%) Adobe
9 20 (2.24%) CA
9 20 (2.24%) Fortinet
9 20 (2.24%) Remedy
10 19 (2.13%) Aruba
10 19 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.13%) Riverbed
11 17 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
11 17 (1.90%) IBM
12 16 (1.79%) Atlassian
12 16 (1.79%) EMC
East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment
Salary: £25k - £28k per annum + Pro rata 6 Month fixed term
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Berry Technical
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Modis International
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £275 to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £28,000 to £57,000 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £26 to £33 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
University of Portsmouth
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum plus £4,000 personal training budget
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 9 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
ECMWF
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 27 days ago
South East England
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 16 days ago