Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 32 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 941 879 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.71% 5.70% 5.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.48% 21.52% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 521 625
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +4.73%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £250
90th Percentile £571 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 70
South East median hourly rate £42.75 £25.00 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.00% -44.13% +37.69%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.93 £11.93
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.88 £59.10
England median hourly rate £39.25 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +33.05% -15.71% +16.67%

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 3,693 4,084 5,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.42% 26.50% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,008 2,349 3,053
South East median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £565 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 260 203
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.50% -44.44% +60.00%
10th Percentile £13.03 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £59.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +5 352 £410 +7.89% 362
Berkshire +4 238 £400 +14.29% 193
Surrey -5 219 £475 +18.75% 116
Hampshire -9 206 £453 +6.47% 123
West Sussex -4 103 £423 -2.42% 32
Buckinghamshire +27 74 £425 +11.84% 59
Oxfordshire -9 40 £425 -5.56% 110
East Sussex +18 30 £450 +18.03% 27
Middlesex +1 13 £425 +21.43% 6
Kent -5 10 £421 +5.31% 45
Isle of Wight - 1 - - 4
Home Counties - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 282 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (28.48%) Computer Science
3 266 (28.27%) Finance
4 190 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
5 164 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
6 163 (17.32%) Project Management
7 161 (17.11%) Java
8 150 (15.94%) Microsoft
9 143 (15.20%) Linux
10 131 (13.92%) SQL
11 109 (11.58%) ITIL
11 109 (11.58%) Windows
12 107 (11.37%) Python
13 105 (11.16%) Scrum
14 101 (10.73%) Telecoms
15 95 (10.10%) Software Engineering
16 94 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
17 93 (9.88%) Unix
17 93 (9.88%) Computer Science Degree
18 92 (9.78%) Mathematics
19 90 (9.56%) Oracle
20 89 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
20 89 (9.46%) PMI Certification
20 89 (9.46%) Git (software)
21 85 (9.03%) C#
21 85 (9.03%) Analytics
22 83 (8.82%) JavaScript
23 79 (8.40%) Management Information System
24 78 (8.29%) Marketing
25 75 (7.97%) PRINCE2

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 43 (4.57%) Apache
2 42 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 24 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 20 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 18 (1.91%) Confluence
6 17 (1.81%) IIS
7 16 (1.70%) CMS
8 15 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
8 15 (1.59%) JBoss
9 14 (1.49%) Jupyter
10 12 (1.28%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.85%) SAS
12 8 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.74%) Mule
14 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.64%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPEL
15 5 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 89 (9.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (4.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.53%) SPSS
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.32%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.11%) HipChat
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) Maya
10 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.70%) SAP HR
2 7 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
2 7 (0.74%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 6 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) Global One
7 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.21%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 70 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.19%) GitHub
4 25 (2.66%) PaaS
5 23 (2.44%) Office 365
6 20 (2.13%) SaaS
7 17 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.38%) IaaS
9 11 (1.17%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
12 6 (0.64%) Force.com
13 5 (0.53%) iPaaS
13 5 (0.53%) Yammer
14 4 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
15 3 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 2 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.98%) Firewall
2 20 (2.13%) LAN
2 20 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 19 (2.02%) DNS
3 19 (2.02%) Kerberos
3 19 (2.02%) WAN
4 16 (1.70%) Network Security
5 15 (1.59%) BGP
6 12 (1.28%) SNMP
6 12 (1.28%) Wireless
7 11 (1.17%) MPLS
8 10 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.06%) OSPF
9 9 (0.96%) HSRP
9 9 (0.96%) Internet
9 9 (0.96%) IPsec
9 9 (0.96%) VoIP
10 8 (0.85%) HTTP
10 8 (0.85%) RIP
10 8 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.97%) Big Data
2 64 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 59 (6.27%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.14%) HBase
5 35 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (3.51%) Hadoop
7 31 (3.29%) MySQL
8 24 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 24 (2.55%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.44%) Power BI
10 19 (2.02%) Oracle Database
10 19 (2.02%) Parquet
11 14 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
12 12 (1.28%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.28%) DB2
13 11 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.96%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.96%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 89 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 72 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 49 (5.21%) JIRA
4 24 (2.55%) Gradle
4 24 (2.55%) JUnit
5 23 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (2.34%) Subversion
7 21 (2.23%) Selenium
8 20 (2.13%) SonarQube
9 16 (1.70%) Visual Studio
10 15 (1.59%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.49%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.28%) Axure RP
13 9 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
14 7 (0.74%) Cobertura
15 5 (0.53%) Ant
15 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.53%) Liquibase
15 5 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 266 (28.27%) Finance
2 101 (10.73%) Telecoms
3 78 (8.29%) Marketing
4 53 (5.63%) Retail
5 26 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 25 (2.66%) Legal
6 25 (2.66%) Mandarin Language
7 21 (2.23%) Electronics
7 21 (2.23%) German Language
8 20 (2.13%) French Language
9 18 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (1.49%) Advertising
10 14 (1.49%) Games
11 12 (1.28%) Banking
12 10 (1.06%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.85%) Publishing
14 6 (0.64%) Back Office
14 6 (0.64%) Law
15 5 (0.53%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 151 (16.05%) Developer
2 142 (15.09%) Analyst
3 88 (9.35%) Project Manager
4 61 (6.48%) Business Analyst
5 60 (6.38%) Consultant
6 55 (5.84%) Architect
7 54 (5.74%) Java Developer
8 38 (4.04%) IT Manager
9 31 (3.29%) Software Engineer
10 29 (3.08%) Designer
11 27 (2.87%) Administrator
11 27 (2.87%) Data Scientist
12 25 (2.66%) IT Project Manager
13 23 (2.44%) Apache Spark Developer
14 22 (2.34%) Big Data Developer
15 21 (2.23%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.13%) .NET Developer
16 20 (2.13%) Security Architect
17 19 (2.02%) Senior Manager
18 18 (1.91%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (7.44%) Web Services
2 69 (7.33%) HTML
3 62 (6.59%) Kafka
4 61 (6.48%) .NET
5 60 (6.38%) REST
6 58 (6.16%) JSON
7 54 (5.74%) Spring
8 53 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
9 51 (5.42%) CSS
10 42 (4.46%) Middleware
11 39 (4.14%) RESTful
12 38 (4.04%) XML
13 34 (3.61%) SOAP
14 26 (2.76%) AngularJS
15 22 (2.34%) Spring Boot
16 21 (2.23%) Spring Integration
17 19 (2.02%) Apache Avro
17 19 (2.02%) jQuery
17 19 (2.02%) Spark Streaming
18 17 (1.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 268 (28.48%) Computer Science
2 190 (20.19%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (8.40%) Management Information System
4 59 (6.27%) User Experience
5 57 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
6 48 (5.10%) Data Centre
7 39 (4.14%) Virtual Team
8 31 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
8 31 (3.29%) Mobile App
9 30 (3.19%) PMI
10 22 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
11 21 (2.23%) Algorithms
11 21 (2.23%) Clustering
12 13 (1.38%) Social Media
13 10 (1.06%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (0.96%) Private Cloud
15 8 (0.85%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 143 (15.20%) Linux
2 109 (11.58%) Windows
3 93 (9.88%) Unix
4 25 (2.66%) Android
5 23 (2.44%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.96%) VMS
7 9 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.74%) Solaris
10 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.43%) CentOS
11 4 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
3 163 (17.32%) Project Management
4 109 (11.58%) ITIL
5 105 (11.16%) Scrum
6 95 (10.10%) Software Engineering
7 94 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (9.78%) Mathematics
9 85 (9.03%) Analytics
10 75 (7.97%) PRINCE2
11 74 (7.86%) Decision-Making
12 73 (7.76%) Business Analysis
13 71 (7.55%) SDLC
14 69 (7.33%) DevOps
14 69 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 67 (7.12%) Test Automation
16 63 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
17 59 (6.27%) Migration
17 59 (6.27%) Use Case
18 49 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 161 (17.11%) Java
2 131 (13.92%) SQL
3 107 (11.37%) Python
4 85 (9.03%) C#
5 83 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 57 (6.06%) C
7 48 (5.10%) C++
8 38 (4.04%) Shell Script
9 29 (3.08%) R
10 27 (2.87%) PowerShell
11 25 (2.66%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.02%) VBA
13 17 (1.81%) Perl
14 15 (1.59%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.49%) PHP
16 12 (1.28%) Ruby
17 11 (1.17%) Apex Code
17 11 (1.17%) Go
17 11 (1.17%) Korn
18 9 (0.96%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 93 (9.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 89 (9.46%) PMI Certification
3 71 (7.55%) PMP
4 70 (7.44%) Security Cleared
5 66 (7.01%) Master's Degree
6 57 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 32 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
8 26 (2.76%) CISSP
9 23 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (1.70%) ISTQB
13 15 (1.59%) CISA
13 15 (1.59%) CISM
13 15 (1.59%) PgMP
14 13 (1.38%) CCNA
14 13 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (1.28%) ISEB
15 12 (1.28%) MBA
16 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.38%) QA
2 32 (3.40%) PMO
3 28 (2.98%) GDPR
4 27 (2.87%) SLA
5 19 (2.02%) PCI DSS
6 16 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (1.49%) Data Quality
8 12 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.96%) GCP
10 5 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (0.53%) ISO 22301
10 5 (0.53%) ISO 31000
10 5 (0.53%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.32%) COBIT
11 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 3 (0.32%) MISRA
11 3 (0.32%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 41 (4.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 27 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.55%) HDFS
4 15 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.38%) Docker
6 11 (1.17%) Apache Flume
6 11 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.64%) Firmware
7 6 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.53%) StorNext
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.43%) vSphere
10 3 (0.32%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) KVM
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) Xen
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.04%) Hadoop YARN
2 32 (3.40%) Ansible
3 18 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.49%) Puppet
5 6 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.64%) SCOM
6 5 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.53%) Nagios
6 5 (0.53%) Nessus
6 5 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 4 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.32%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.32%) SCCM
8 3 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 150 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.56%) Oracle
3 62 (6.59%) SAP
4 41 (4.36%) Cisco
5 23 (2.44%) IBM
5 23 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (2.34%) VMware
7 21 (2.23%) HP
8 20 (2.13%) Tableau
9 19 (2.02%) Hortonworks
10 13 (1.38%) Google
10 13 (1.38%) Juniper
10 13 (1.38%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.28%) ArcSight
11 12 (1.28%) Huawei
11 12 (1.28%) McAfee
12 11 (1.17%) Adobe
12 11 (1.17%) Remedy
12 11 (1.17%) Sun
12 11 (1.17%) Workday