Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 32 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 997 928 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.97% 5.81% 5.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.52% 23.99% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 504 597
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £211 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £420
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 60 57
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -23.68% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £36.00 £31.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +13.39% +13.39% -6.67%

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 3,760 3,869 5,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.51% 24.24% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 2,170 3,061
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.39% +0.81% +5.26%
10th Percentile £236 £248 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £426 £415
% change year-on-year +5.76% +2.53% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 248 183
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.37% -17.35% +1.58%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.15 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -22.41% +9.43% +17.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +5 403 £414 +3.44% 297
Berkshire +1 278 £388 +6.90% 154
Surrey +4 234 £475 +18.75% 100
Hampshire -17 188 £420 -1.18% 131
West Sussex -1 102 £423 +10.46% 26
Buckinghamshire +22 76 £425 +9.32% 63
Oxfordshire -7 49 £500 +5.26% 80
East Sussex +14 29 £450 +24.14% 22
Kent +4 21 £288 -21.77% 32
Middlesex +1 12 £425 +11.92% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 308 (30.89%) Computer Science
2 284 (28.49%) Finance
3 281 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
5 186 (18.66%) Project Management
6 164 (16.45%) Linux
6 164 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
7 154 (15.45%) Java
8 153 (15.35%) Microsoft
9 137 (13.74%) SQL
10 120 (12.04%) Oracle
11 116 (11.63%) Windows
12 115 (11.53%) ITIL
13 114 (11.43%) Scrum
14 112 (11.23%) Telecoms
15 108 (10.83%) Computer Science Degree
16 102 (10.23%) Python
16 102 (10.23%) Software Engineering
17 101 (10.13%) Unix
18 98 (9.83%) JavaScript
19 93 (9.33%) C#
19 93 (9.33%) Management Information System
19 93 (9.33%) Git (software)
20 91 (9.13%) Mathematics
20 91 (9.13%) PMI Certification
21 85 (8.53%) Analytics
22 83 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
23 81 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
23 81 (8.12%) SDLC
24 80 (8.02%) Marketing

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 36 (3.61%) Apache
1 36 (3.61%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 19 (1.91%) IIS
5 18 (1.81%) JBoss
6 17 (1.71%) CMS
7 15 (1.50%) Confluence
8 12 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.80%) Drupal
11 8 (0.80%) Jupyter
11 8 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (0.80%) SAS
12 7 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.60%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 83 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (2.41%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.30%) SPSS
8 3 (0.30%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.10%) HipChat
10 1 (0.10%) InVision
10 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (1.91%) SAP HR
2 13 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
4 9 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.60%) Remedy AR System
6 6 (0.60%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.50%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.30%) Global One
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
9 3 (0.30%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 81 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.81%) Office 365
4 24 (2.41%) PaaS
5 20 (2.01%) GitHub
6 19 (1.91%) SaaS
7 18 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (1.60%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (0.90%) Azure Machine Learning
11 8 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.80%) Yammer
12 7 (0.70%) IaaS
12 7 (0.70%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.60%) Force.com
13 6 (0.60%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 4 (0.40%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.40%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.51%) Firewall
2 24 (2.41%) DNS
3 20 (2.01%) WAN
4 19 (1.91%) Network Security
4 19 (1.91%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.81%) LAN
6 15 (1.50%) BGP
6 15 (1.50%) Wireless
7 13 (1.30%) 3GPP
7 13 (1.30%) SNMP
8 12 (1.20%) MPLS
9 11 (1.10%) Internet
9 11 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (1.10%) VPN
10 10 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (1.00%) Kerberos
10 10 (1.00%) LTE
10 10 (1.00%) OSPF
11 9 (0.90%) 5G
11 9 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 59 (5.92%) Big Data
4 36 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (3.21%) Hadoop
5 32 (3.21%) MySQL
6 27 (2.71%) HBase
6 27 (2.71%) Oracle Database
7 25 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.01%) MongoDB
9 17 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.71%) Power BI
10 14 (1.40%) DB2
11 13 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
12 11 (1.10%) MS Access
12 11 (1.10%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.00%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.00%) icCube
13 10 (1.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 93 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.02%) Jenkins
3 46 (4.61%) JIRA
4 36 (3.61%) Subversion
5 27 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (2.21%) JUnit
8 17 (1.71%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.40%) Gradle
10 13 (1.30%) SonarQube
11 12 (1.20%) Selenium
12 9 (0.90%) Axure RP
12 9 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (0.90%) ReSharper
13 8 (0.80%) MSBuild
13 8 (0.80%) NUnit
13 8 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.70%) MSTest
14 7 (0.70%) Ranorex
General
1 284 (28.49%) Finance
2 112 (11.23%) Telecoms
3 80 (8.02%) Marketing
4 49 (4.91%) Retail
5 37 (3.71%) Manufacturing
6 30 (3.01%) Legal
7 24 (2.41%) Mandarin Language
7 24 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (1.91%) German Language
9 18 (1.81%) Electronics
10 15 (1.50%) French Language
11 13 (1.30%) Advertising
12 12 (1.20%) Banking
13 11 (1.10%) Back Office
14 9 (0.90%) Publishing
14 9 (0.90%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.70%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.60%) Front Office
16 6 (0.60%) Games
17 5 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (17.05%) Analyst
2 157 (15.75%) Developer
3 87 (8.73%) Project Manager
4 65 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 54 (5.42%) Consultant
6 51 (5.12%) Software Engineer
7 50 (5.02%) Architect
8 45 (4.51%) IT Manager
9 38 (3.81%) Java Developer
10 35 (3.51%) Administrator
11 29 (2.91%) IT Project Manager
12 28 (2.81%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.61%) Senior Manager
13 26 (2.61%) Support Engineer
14 23 (2.31%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.11%) Junior
16 20 (2.01%) Applications Manager
17 19 (1.91%) Apache Spark Developer
17 19 (1.91%) Big Data Developer
18 18 (1.81%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (7.82%) Web Services
2 75 (7.52%) HTML
3 74 (7.42%) .NET
4 55 (5.52%) CSS
5 48 (4.81%) AngularJS
5 48 (4.81%) REST
6 47 (4.71%) Kafka
7 42 (4.21%) JSON
7 42 (4.21%) Spring
8 41 (4.11%) RESTful
9 40 (4.01%) XML
10 39 (3.91%) SOAP
11 38 (3.81%) Middleware
12 32 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (2.91%) jQuery
14 27 (2.71%) ASP.NET
15 23 (2.31%) HTML5
16 22 (2.21%) .NET Framework
17 20 (2.01%) React
18 18 (1.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 308 (30.89%) Computer Science
2 191 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (9.33%) Management Information System
4 65 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
5 59 (5.92%) User Experience
6 56 (5.62%) Data Centre
7 45 (4.51%) PMI
8 38 (3.81%) Mobile App
9 36 (3.61%) Algorithms
10 31 (3.11%) Virtual Team
11 28 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.50%) Clustering
13 14 (1.40%) Social Media
14 13 (1.30%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
16 11 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
16 11 (1.10%) Life Science
17 10 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
17 10 (1.00%) PKI
18 9 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 164 (16.45%) Linux
2 116 (11.63%) Windows
3 101 (10.13%) Unix
4 35 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.51%) Android
6 18 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.10%) Solaris
10 10 (1.00%) VMS
11 9 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.60%) SUSE
14 4 (0.40%) CentOS
14 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (28.18%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (18.66%) Project Management
3 164 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (11.53%) ITIL
5 114 (11.43%) Scrum
6 102 (10.23%) Software Engineering
7 91 (9.13%) Mathematics
8 85 (8.53%) Analytics
9 81 (8.12%) SDLC
10 80 (8.02%) Business Analysis
11 70 (7.02%) Use Case
12 68 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (6.72%) PRINCE2
14 65 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
14 65 (6.52%) Migration
15 64 (6.42%) Test Automation
16 60 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 59 (5.92%) DevOps
18 56 (5.62%) Unit Testing
19 55 (5.52%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 154 (15.45%) Java
2 137 (13.74%) SQL
3 102 (10.23%) Python
4 98 (9.83%) JavaScript
5 93 (9.33%) C#
6 71 (7.12%) C
7 50 (5.02%) C++
8 42 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 39 (3.91%) Shell Script
10 28 (2.81%) PL/SQL
11 26 (2.61%) R
12 18 (1.81%) Perl
13 16 (1.60%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.40%) PHP
15 13 (1.30%) Korn
15 13 (1.30%) VBA
16 12 (1.20%) MATLAB
17 11 (1.10%) Go
18 9 (0.90%) Java 8
18 9 (0.90%) XAML
Qualifications
1 108 (10.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 91 (9.13%) PMI Certification
3 73 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 71 (7.12%) Master's Degree
5 70 (7.02%) PMP
6 58 (5.82%) SC Cleared
7 35 (3.51%) CISSP
8 25 (2.51%) CISA
9 24 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (2.41%) Numerate Degree
10 22 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (2.21%) CISM
11 21 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 17 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (1.60%) ISEB
14 14 (1.40%) MBA
15 13 (1.30%) CCNA
15 13 (1.30%) ISTQB
16 11 (1.10%) CEH
16 11 (1.10%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (5.92%) QA
2 42 (4.21%) SLA
3 32 (3.21%) PMO
4 28 (2.81%) GDPR
5 19 (1.91%) PCI DSS
6 18 (1.81%) Data Quality
7 17 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 13 (1.30%) GCP
10 7 (0.70%) ISAE 3402
10 7 (0.70%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.70%) ISO 31000
10 7 (0.70%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.30%) COBIT
12 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 15288
12 3 (0.30%) MISRA
12 3 (0.30%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.20%) P3O
System Software
1 37 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.21%) HDFS
3 21 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 12 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 12 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.00%) Docker
6 9 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.50%) StorNext
7 5 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.40%) Firmware
8 4 (0.40%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.20%) vSphere
11 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (3.51%) Ansible
2 17 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.60%) Hadoop YARN
4 13 (1.30%) Puppet
5 8 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.70%) Nessus
6 7 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (0.70%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 6 (0.60%) SCOM
8 5 (0.50%) Kibana
8 5 (0.50%) Nagios
8 5 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (0.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 153 (15.35%) Microsoft
2 120 (12.04%) Oracle
3 79 (7.92%) SAP
4 41 (4.11%) Cisco
5 31 (3.11%) IBM
6 30 (3.01%) Huawei
7 27 (2.71%) HP
8 25 (2.51%) Red Hat
9 23 (2.31%) Remedy
10 22 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
11 21 (2.11%) Workday
12 20 (2.01%) VMware
13 18 (1.81%) Google
13 18 (1.81%) Sun
14 16 (1.60%) TIBCO
15 15 (1.50%) BMC
15 15 (1.50%) Tableau
16 14 (1.40%) Juniper
17 12 (1.20%) Splunk
18 11 (1.10%) Centrify