Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 32 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 891 889 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.36% 5.72% 5.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.13% 21.04% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 518 609
South East median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £220 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £581
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 64 93
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £42.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -29.74% +100.94%
10th Percentile £16.88 £13.90 £10.75
90th Percentile £62.93 £50.00 £55.00
England median hourly rate £33.83 £30.00 £36.05
% change year-on-year +12.75% -16.78% +25.64%

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 4,225 5,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.20% 27.19% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,050 2,585 3,051
South East median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £255 £256
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 244 261
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.19% -25.71% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.38 £60.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +42.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -4 375 £400 +6.67% 342
Berkshire +2 255 £375 +7.14% 123
Surrey -3 188 £498 +15.83% 91
Hampshire 0 180 £450 +21.62% 155
West Sussex -8 95 £430 +1.18% 52
Buckinghamshire 0 77 £425 +9.68% 96
Oxfordshire -11 43 £438 -5.76% 123
East Sussex +9 27 £425 +88.89% 37
Kent -14 14 £388 -28.74% 24
Middlesex -1 10 £363 +4.32% 1
Sussex 0 1 £488 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 306 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (25.48%) Finance
2 227 (25.48%) Computer Science
3 199 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
4 152 (17.06%) Scrum
5 145 (16.27%) Java
5 145 (16.27%) SQL
6 135 (15.15%) Microsoft
7 125 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
8 121 (13.58%) Project Management
9 108 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 107 (12.01%) HTML
11 98 (11.00%) CSS
12 93 (10.44%) JavaScript
13 90 (10.10%) Telecoms
14 89 (9.99%) TDD
14 89 (9.99%) Microsoft Excel
14 89 (9.99%) Test Automation
15 85 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 81 (9.09%) Windows
16 81 (9.09%) Git (software)
16 81 (9.09%) Analytics
17 79 (8.87%) ITIL
18 76 (8.53%) Web Services
19 75 (8.42%) Jenkins
20 74 (8.31%) Linux
20 74 (8.31%) QA
20 74 (8.31%) Software Engineering
21 72 (8.08%) Mathematics
21 72 (8.08%) REST

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 39 (4.38%) Apache Spark
2 36 (4.04%) Apache
3 35 (3.93%) CMS
4 22 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 19 (2.13%) Confluence
6 17 (1.91%) SAS
7 14 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.46%) Jupyter
8 13 (1.46%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.01%) JBoss
9 9 (1.01%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.01%) WordPress
10 8 (0.90%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.79%) IBM Domino
12 6 (0.67%) GemFire
12 6 (0.67%) IIS
12 6 (0.67%) MS Project Server
13 5 (0.56%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 89 (9.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (5.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (1.57%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.56%) SPSS
10 4 (0.45%) Stata
11 3 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.22%) InDesign
12 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.22%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.11%) HipChat
13 1 (0.11%) InVision
13 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Maximo
2 5 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.45%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.34%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PS
6 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (4.04%) GitHub
4 33 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (3.03%) npm
6 26 (2.92%) Office 365
7 22 (2.47%) PaaS
8 13 (1.46%) IaaS
8 13 (1.46%) SaaS
9 10 (1.12%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.79%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.67%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.56%) Silverpop
14 4 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
15 3 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.34%) Serverless
16 2 (0.22%) Bluemix
16 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.14%) Firewall
2 20 (2.24%) Kerberos
3 18 (2.02%) TCP/IP
4 17 (1.91%) DNS
4 17 (1.91%) LTE
4 17 (1.91%) VoLTE
4 17 (1.91%) WAN
5 16 (1.80%) LAN
6 15 (1.68%) VoWiFi
7 14 (1.57%) GSM
7 14 (1.57%) HSPA
7 14 (1.57%) Network Security
7 14 (1.57%) WCDMA
8 13 (1.46%) DHCP
8 13 (1.46%) VoIP
9 12 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (1.12%) VPN
11 9 (1.01%) 3G
11 9 (1.01%) Internet
12 7 (0.79%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.63%) Big Data
2 57 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 37 (4.15%) Hadoop
5 32 (3.59%) HBase
6 24 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.58%) Parquet
8 21 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.02%) Data Mining
10 17 (1.91%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.68%) MySQL
11 15 (1.68%) Power BI
12 13 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (1.23%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.90%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.90%) SAP BW
15 8 (0.90%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 81 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 75 (8.42%) Jenkins
3 44 (4.94%) JIRA
4 31 (3.48%) gulp
4 31 (3.48%) webpack
5 29 (3.25%) Gradle
6 27 (3.03%) Jasmine
6 27 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 27 (3.03%) Protractor
7 24 (2.69%) Selenium
8 21 (2.36%) JUnit
9 18 (2.02%) Bitbucket
9 18 (2.02%) SonarQube
10 13 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.23%) Android Studio
11 11 (1.23%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.23%) Xcode
12 8 (0.90%) Maven
13 6 (0.67%) Mocha
13 6 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 227 (25.48%) Finance
2 90 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.85%) Marketing
4 31 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 27 (3.03%) Retail
6 23 (2.58%) Mandarin Language
7 20 (2.24%) Electronics
8 19 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.91%) Games
10 16 (1.80%) Legal
10 16 (1.80%) Publishing
11 12 (1.35%) Advertising
11 12 (1.35%) German Language
12 9 (1.01%) Billing
12 9 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.90%) Banking
13 8 (0.90%) Brand Awareness
13 8 (0.90%) French Language
13 8 (0.90%) Military
14 7 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 169 (18.97%) Developer
2 156 (17.51%) Analyst
3 64 (7.18%) Project Manager
4 63 (7.07%) Architect
5 62 (6.96%) Java Developer
6 60 (6.73%) Business Analyst
7 39 (4.38%) Consultant
8 34 (3.82%) Designer
9 30 (3.37%) Data Scientist
10 29 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 28 (3.14%) Big Data Developer
12 19 (2.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (2.13%) Financial Analyst
13 18 (2.02%) Data Analyst
14 17 (1.91%) Coordinator
14 17 (1.91%) IT Manager
15 16 (1.80%) Administrator
15 16 (1.80%) Apache Spark Developer
15 16 (1.80%) Security Architect
15 16 (1.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.01%) HTML
2 98 (11.00%) CSS
3 76 (8.53%) Web Services
4 72 (8.08%) REST
5 71 (7.97%) AngularJS
5 71 (7.97%) HTML5
6 58 (6.51%) JSON
7 56 (6.29%) Spring
8 47 (5.27%) Kafka
9 43 (4.83%) Middleware
10 42 (4.71%) .NET
10 42 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 40 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
12 32 (3.59%) J2EE
12 32 (3.59%) RESTful
12 32 (3.59%) Sass
13 31 (3.48%) jQuery
14 30 (3.37%) Spring Boot
15 28 (3.14%) SOAP
16 27 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 227 (25.48%) Computer Science
2 199 (22.33%) Analytical Skills
3 65 (7.30%) User Experience
4 48 (5.39%) Management Information System
5 46 (5.16%) Virtual Team
6 30 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (2.81%) Clustering
8 23 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (2.36%) Mobile App
10 20 (2.24%) PMI
11 19 (2.13%) Public Cloud
11 19 (2.13%) Replication
12 17 (1.91%) Social Media
13 15 (1.68%) Data Centre
14 13 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.23%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.23%) Thin Client
16 10 (1.12%) Algorithms
17 9 (1.01%) Graphic Design
18 8 (0.90%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 81 (9.09%) Windows
2 74 (8.31%) Linux
3 62 (6.96%) Unix
4 19 (2.13%) Android
5 17 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.56%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.11%) CentOS
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (17.06%) Scrum
3 125 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (13.58%) Project Management
5 89 (9.99%) TDD
5 89 (9.99%) Test Automation
6 85 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 81 (9.09%) Analytics
8 79 (8.87%) ITIL
9 74 (8.31%) Software Engineering
10 72 (8.08%) Mathematics
11 64 (7.18%) SDLC
12 59 (6.62%) Open Source
13 57 (6.40%) Mentoring
14 54 (6.06%) BDD
15 52 (5.84%) Business Analysis
15 52 (5.84%) CRM
15 52 (5.84%) DevOps
16 49 (5.50%) PRINCE2
17 48 (5.39%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 145 (16.27%) Java
1 145 (16.27%) SQL
2 93 (10.44%) JavaScript
3 68 (7.63%) Python
4 50 (5.61%) C#
5 40 (4.49%) C++
5 40 (4.49%) Shell Script
6 36 (4.04%) R
7 29 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.03%) ES6
8 27 (3.03%) ES7
9 20 (2.24%) C
10 16 (1.80%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.80%) VBA
11 10 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.90%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.90%) Ruby
13 7 (0.79%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 108 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (5.50%) Master's Degree
2 49 (5.50%) PMI Certification
3 48 (5.39%) Numerate Degree
4 47 (5.27%) Security Cleared
5 43 (4.83%) PMP
6 42 (4.71%) CISSP
7 30 (3.37%) SC Cleared
8 27 (3.03%) CISM
8 27 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (2.02%) ISTQB
10 18 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (1.35%) ISEB
12 11 (1.23%) SANS
13 10 (1.12%) CCNA
13 10 (1.12%) CCNP
13 10 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.01%) CCSP
14 9 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.31%) QA
2 25 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.02%) PMO
4 16 (1.80%) GDPR
5 15 (1.68%) SLA
6 13 (1.46%) COBIT
7 12 (1.35%) Data Quality
8 11 (1.23%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.90%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.79%) GCP
11 2 (0.22%) Basel II
11 2 (0.22%) GAMP
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
11 2 (0.22%) IFRS
11 2 (0.22%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.22%) MISRA
11 2 (0.22%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (4.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 29 (3.25%) HDFS
3 27 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.68%) Docker
5 10 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.67%) Firmware
6 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.56%) vSphere
8 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 38 (4.26%) Hadoop YARN
2 17 (1.91%) Ansible
3 11 (1.23%) SCOM
4 10 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.01%) SCCM
6 8 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.45%) Puppet
9 4 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.22%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.22%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.22%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.22%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 135 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 53 (5.95%) Oracle
3 43 (4.83%) SAP
4 30 (3.37%) Tableau
5 27 (3.03%) Twitter
6 22 (2.47%) HP
7 19 (2.13%) Adobe
8 18 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.91%) Cisco
10 16 (1.80%) VMware
11 15 (1.68%) Hortonworks
12 12 (1.35%) Google
13 10 (1.12%) McAfee
13 10 (1.12%) Splunk
14 8 (0.90%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.90%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.79%) Apple
15 7 (0.79%) Qualys
15 7 (0.79%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.79%) Tufin