Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 38 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 606 818 889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.29% 5.17% 5.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.86% 22.01% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 386 480
South East median daily rate £425 £450 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.70% +6.84%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £257
90th Percentile £625 £588 £570
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 86 74
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £14.81 £18.25 £16.52
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.00 £57.30
England median hourly rate £42.21 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.53% +23.08% +12.07%

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 2,772 3,716 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 23.50% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,530 2,095 2,066
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% -0.61%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £588 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.50% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 207 190
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.77% +15.42%
10th Percentile £15.33 £12.46 £12.00
90th Percentile £78.38 £55.00 £50.03
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year +16.67% +22.15% -7.32%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +9 290 £410 -3.53% 272
Berkshire +4 193 £413 +3.13% 105
Hampshire +8 170 £438 -2.56% 191
Surrey +1 75 £500 +2.93% 135
Buckinghamshire +13 59 £410 -5.20% 60
West Sussex -12 40 £420 +7.69% 44
Oxfordshire +20 38 £405 -32.50% 107
East Sussex +10 11 £438 -10.26% 34
Kent +4 11 £438 +4.48% 31
Sussex - 5 - - 4
Middlesex +6 1 £600 +26.32%
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 185 (30.53%) Computer Science
2 169 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (24.75%) Microsoft
4 130 (21.45%) SQL
5 124 (20.46%) Finance
6 116 (19.14%) Security Cleared
7 103 (17.00%) Azure
8 102 (16.83%) SC Cleared
9 97 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
10 90 (14.85%) Project Management
11 88 (14.52%) Mathematics
11 88 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
12 87 (14.36%) Windows
13 82 (13.53%) Computer Science Degree
14 79 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
15 74 (12.21%) Python
16 73 (12.05%) ITIL
17 72 (11.88%) Telecoms
18 68 (11.22%) Analytics
19 61 (10.07%) C
20 59 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
21 58 (9.57%) Information Security
21 58 (9.57%) Master's Degree
22 57 (9.41%) Active Directory
23 56 (9.24%) Project Delivery
24 55 (9.08%) DevOps
24 55 (9.08%) Oracle
24 55 (9.08%) PRINCE2
25 54 (8.91%) Management Information System
25 54 (8.91%) PaaS

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 18 (2.97%) Apache
2 15 (2.48%) SAS
2 15 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.31%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.31%) Jupyter
4 6 (0.99%) CMS
5 5 (0.83%) IIS
6 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.50%) Confluence
7 3 (0.50%) JBoss
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.50%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.33%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.33%) Mule
8 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.17%) Drupal
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 79 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.83%) Sketch
7 4 (0.66%) InVision
8 3 (0.50%) UserZoom
8 3 (0.50%) Windchill
8 3 (0.50%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.33%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.33%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.83%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.83%) SAP HCM
2 5 (0.83%) SAP MDG
3 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.50%) SAP MDM
5 2 (0.33%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle TCA
5 2 (0.33%) Primavera
5 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 103 (17.00%) Azure
2 54 (8.91%) PaaS
3 48 (7.92%) IaaS
4 43 (7.10%) SaaS
5 40 (6.60%) Power Platform
6 29 (4.79%) Office 365
7 25 (4.13%) Serverless
8 20 (3.30%) AWS
8 20 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 17 (2.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 12 (1.98%) Azure Functions
11 11 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.49%) iPaaS
13 8 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
13 8 (1.32%) GCP
14 7 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (0.83%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 5 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 48 (7.92%) DNS
2 45 (7.43%) Firewall
3 39 (6.44%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.62%) VPN
5 25 (4.13%) Internet
6 23 (3.80%) SAN
7 22 (3.63%) NAS
7 22 (3.63%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (3.63%) WAN
8 19 (3.14%) LAN
9 15 (2.48%) Radio Access Network
10 14 (2.31%) 4G
10 14 (2.31%) 5G
11 12 (1.98%) 3G
11 12 (1.98%) DHCP
12 10 (1.65%) BGP
12 10 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (1.65%) IPsec
12 10 (1.65%) OSPF
13 9 (1.49%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.60%) Power BI
3 28 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 23 (3.80%) Cosmos DB
6 19 (3.14%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.81%) Big Data
8 16 (2.64%) GIS
8 16 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.31%) MySQL
11 13 (2.15%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.65%) Data Mart
13 9 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (1.49%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.32%) MS Access
14 8 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 24 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.63%) JIRA
3 12 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (1.65%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.49%) Burp Suite
6 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.83%) Subversion
8 4 (0.66%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.66%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.66%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.66%) Selenium
8 4 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.50%) ProC
10 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.33%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.33%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 124 (20.46%) Finance
2 72 (11.88%) Telecoms
3 32 (5.28%) Legal
4 25 (4.13%) Retail
5 21 (3.47%) Marketing
6 19 (3.14%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.97%) Military
8 17 (2.81%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.15%) Banking
10 11 (1.82%) Electronics
11 9 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (1.16%) French Language
13 7 (1.16%) German Language
14 6 (0.99%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.99%) Publishing
15 4 (0.66%) Law
16 3 (0.50%) Billing
16 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 86 (14.19%) Analyst
2 84 (13.86%) Developer
3 70 (11.55%) Architect
4 37 (6.11%) Project Manager
5 27 (4.46%) Consultant
6 24 (3.96%) Service Analyst
7 23 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
8 22 (3.63%) Designer
9 21 (3.47%) .NET Developer
9 21 (3.47%) IT Analyst
10 20 (3.30%) Data Scientist
11 19 (3.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (2.97%) Support Engineer
13 17 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (2.31%) Azure Architect
14 14 (2.31%) IT Manager
14 14 (2.31%) Software Engineer
15 12 (1.98%) IT Project Manager
15 12 (1.98%) Network Engineer
16 11 (1.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.60%) Web Services
2 39 (6.44%) .NET
3 35 (5.78%) XML
4 29 (4.79%) REST
5 28 (4.62%) HTML
6 22 (3.63%) CSS
6 22 (3.63%) JSON
7 20 (3.30%) AngularJS
8 19 (3.14%) NumPy
8 19 (3.14%) Pandas
8 19 (3.14%) React
9 17 (2.81%) .NET Framework
10 16 (2.64%) Keras
11 14 (2.31%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.31%) PySpark
11 14 (2.31%) scikit-learn
11 14 (2.31%) SOAP
12 13 (2.15%) LINQ
12 13 (2.15%) TensorFlow
13 12 (1.98%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 97 (16.01%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (8.91%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.96%) User Experience
5 22 (3.63%) Replication
6 21 (3.47%) Data Centre
7 20 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
8 18 (2.97%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
9 15 (2.48%) Life Science
10 13 (2.15%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.82%) Algorithms
11 11 (1.82%) NHS
12 9 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.32%) PMI
13 8 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 7 (1.16%) Lidar
15 6 (0.99%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.36%) Windows
2 47 (7.76%) Linux
3 28 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.29%) Windows 10
5 21 (3.47%) Unix
6 17 (2.81%) Android
7 13 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.50%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.33%) VMS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.17%) AIX
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (30.53%) Computer Science
2 169 (27.89%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (14.85%) Project Management
4 88 (14.52%) Mathematics
4 88 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (12.05%) ITIL
6 68 (11.22%) Analytics
7 59 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
8 58 (9.57%) Information Security
9 56 (9.24%) Project Delivery
10 55 (9.08%) DevOps
10 55 (9.08%) PRINCE2
11 49 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (7.92%) Decision-Making
12 48 (7.92%) Test Automation
13 47 (7.76%) Software Engineering
14 40 (6.60%) Visualisation
15 35 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (5.61%) Change Management
16 34 (5.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.45%) SQL
2 74 (12.21%) Python
3 61 (10.07%) C
4 46 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.26%) C#
6 40 (6.60%) Java
7 32 (5.28%) PowerShell
8 27 (4.46%) T-SQL
9 21 (3.47%) C++
10 11 (1.82%) PHP
10 11 (1.82%) R
11 8 (1.32%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.16%) Ruby
12 7 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.83%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.66%) Fortran
14 4 (0.66%) Perl
14 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (19.14%) Security Cleared
2 102 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 82 (13.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 58 (9.57%) Master's Degree
5 27 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (4.46%) PMI Certification
6 26 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
7 25 (4.13%) HND
8 23 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (3.63%) PMP
10 20 (3.30%) CISSP
11 17 (2.81%) CCNA
11 17 (2.81%) PhD
11 17 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 14 (2.31%) HNC
13 13 (2.15%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
15 10 (1.65%) CCIE
15 10 (1.65%) GIAC
15 10 (1.65%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.25%) QA
2 28 (4.62%) SLA
3 23 (3.80%) Data Quality
4 19 (3.14%) PMO
5 15 (2.48%) GDPR
6 13 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.32%) PCI DSS
9 7 (1.16%) COBIT
10 6 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.50%) NIST
11 3 (0.50%) WCAG
12 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.33%) GxP
12 2 (0.33%) NCSC
12 2 (0.33%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 57 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.98%) Docker
4 10 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) KVM
6 1 (0.17%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (1.65%) Ansible
2 10 (1.65%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.49%) Nessus
3 9 (1.49%) Puppet
4 7 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.50%) Netcool
6 3 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (0.50%) Terraform
7 2 (0.33%) logstash
7 2 (0.33%) Oozie
7 2 (0.33%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.17%) Consul
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 150 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 55 (9.08%) Oracle
3 34 (5.61%) Tableau
4 31 (5.12%) SAP
5 28 (4.62%) Cisco
6 26 (4.29%) VMware
7 19 (3.14%) Workday
8 13 (2.15%) Google
8 13 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (2.15%) Xamarin
9 11 (1.82%) Databricks
10 10 (1.65%) McAfee
11 9 (1.49%) Adobe
11 9 (1.49%) Huawei
11 9 (1.49%) IBM
11 9 (1.49%) Qualys
11 9 (1.49%) Rapid7
12 8 (1.32%) Ericsson
12 8 (1.32%) Juniper
12 8 (1.32%) ServiceNow