Period
to 31 October 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 167 774 881
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.63% 5.64% 5.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.36% 22.43% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 427 413
Median daily rate £472 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.99% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £322 £263 £251
90th Percentile £616 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 80 102
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - +16.88%
10th Percentile £16.45 £14.94 £18.25
90th Percentile £55.45 £82.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +16.14% +21.09%

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 1,163 3,451 3,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.27% 25.15% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 1,950 2,032
Median daily rate £475 £427 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.18% +0.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £281 £252 £240
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 247 206
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +77.78%
10th Percentile £15.61 £15.13 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.50 £82.50 £53.94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -2.95%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the South East

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the South East

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the South East over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 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 -6 69 £475 +11.76% 123
Berkshire -4 55 £475 +12.43% 52
Hampshire -20 38 £445 -1.11% 53
West Sussex +10 27 £500 +25.00% 12
Surrey +21 25 £438 -20.45% 38
Buckinghamshire +9 11 £453 +9.73% 27
Kent +22 6 £432 +4.73% 22
East Sussex +23 2 £298 -33.89% 11
Oxfordshire +2 2 £525 +16.67% 44
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.54%) Computer Science
3 39 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
5 37 (22.16%) Finance
6 34 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (17.96%) Management Information System
8 27 (16.17%) Information Security
9 26 (15.57%) Project Management
9 26 (15.57%) ITIL
10 24 (14.37%) Telecoms
10 24 (14.37%) DevOps
11 22 (13.17%) Project Delivery
11 22 (13.17%) C
11 22 (13.17%) Windows
12 21 (12.57%) Azure
12 21 (12.57%) Computer Science Degree
13 20 (11.98%) Mathematics
14 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
14 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (11.38%) VMware
14 19 (11.38%) Scrum
15 18 (10.78%) Software Engineering
16 17 (10.18%) Linux
17 16 (9.58%) SLA
17 16 (9.58%) DNS
17 16 (9.58%) Decision-Making
18 15 (8.98%) DHCP
18 15 (8.98%) Active Directory

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 12 (7.19%) IIS
2 9 (5.39%) Confluence
3 4 (2.40%) Apache
3 4 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.80%) Predix
4 3 (1.80%) ThingWorx
5 2 (1.20%) Apache Synapse
5 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.60%) Drupal
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.60%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.60%) InVision
6 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.60%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.60%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.60%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP EWM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Travel Management
1 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) Azure
2 14 (8.38%) AWS
3 12 (7.19%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (5.39%) Office 365
5 6 (3.59%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.99%) SaaS
7 4 (2.40%) PaaS
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.20%) GitHub
8 2 (1.20%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (1.20%) npm
9 1 (0.60%) Asana
9 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.60%) GCP
9 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.58%) DNS
2 15 (8.98%) DHCP
3 10 (5.99%) WAN
4 9 (5.39%) DMZ
4 9 (5.39%) LAN
5 7 (4.19%) 2G
5 7 (4.19%) 3G
5 7 (4.19%) 4G
6 6 (3.59%) Firewall
6 6 (3.59%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.99%) Wireless
8 4 (2.40%) IPsec
8 4 (2.40%) POP3
8 4 (2.40%) SMTP
8 4 (2.40%) SNMP
8 4 (2.40%) VLAN
9 3 (1.80%) Network Security
10 2 (1.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.99%) Power BI
4 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (1.80%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.20%) Big Data
6 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.20%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.20%) MySQL
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.20%) Tableau
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (8.98%) JIRA
2 6 (3.59%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.99%) GitLab
4 4 (2.40%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.20%) Grunt
6 2 (1.20%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.20%) Mocha
6 2 (1.20%) webpack
7 1 (0.60%) Ant
7 1 (0.60%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.60%) Moq
7 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.60%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (22.16%) Finance
2 24 (14.37%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.98%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.39%) Marketing
5 8 (4.79%) Legal
5 8 (4.79%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.59%) Retail
7 3 (1.80%) Automotive
7 3 (1.80%) Electronics
7 3 (1.80%) Local Government
8 2 (1.20%) Banking
8 2 (1.20%) Billing
8 2 (1.20%) Military
8 2 (1.20%) Publishing
9 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Games
9 1 (0.60%) Law
9 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (13.17%) Analyst
2 15 (8.98%) Architect
2 15 (8.98%) Developer
3 10 (5.99%) Project Manager
4 8 (4.79%) Business Analyst
4 8 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (4.19%) Consultant
5 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.19%) User Researcher
6 6 (3.59%) Support Engineer
6 6 (3.59%) Wintel Support
7 5 (2.99%) IT Analyst
7 5 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (2.99%) Operations Support Engineer
7 5 (2.99%) Software Engineer
7 5 (2.99%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 4 (2.40%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (2.40%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (2.40%) Security Architect
8 4 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.39%) HTML
1 9 (5.39%) React
2 8 (4.79%) CSS
3 7 (4.19%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.99%) .NET
4 5 (2.99%) Django
4 5 (2.99%) Middleware
4 5 (2.99%) Vue.js
4 5 (2.99%) Web Services
5 4 (2.40%) 802.1X
5 4 (2.40%) jQuery
5 4 (2.40%) REST
6 3 (1.80%) JSON
6 3 (1.80%) RESTful
6 3 (1.80%) Sass
6 3 (1.80%) SOAP
6 3 (1.80%) TensorFlow
6 3 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.20%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (17.96%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.19%) User Experience
4 10 (5.99%) Life Science
5 7 (4.19%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.59%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.40%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.40%) Industry 4.0
9 3 (1.80%) Blog
9 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.80%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 3 (1.80%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.80%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.80%) Robotics
9 3 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.17%) Windows
2 17 (10.18%) Linux
3 8 (4.79%) Solaris
3 8 (4.79%) Unix
4 5 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.40%) Android
5 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.20%) MVS
7 1 (0.60%) CentOS
7 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.54%) Computer Science
3 39 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (16.17%) Information Security
5 26 (15.57%) ITIL
5 26 (15.57%) Project Management
6 24 (14.37%) DevOps
7 22 (13.17%) Project Delivery
8 20 (11.98%) Mathematics
9 19 (11.38%) Scrum
10 18 (10.78%) Software Engineering
11 16 (9.58%) Decision-Making
12 15 (8.98%) Service Management
13 14 (8.38%) Business Analysis
13 14 (8.38%) Problem Management
14 13 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (7.78%) Requirements Gathering
15 12 (7.19%) User Stories
16 11 (6.59%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.59%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.17%) C
2 15 (8.98%) Python
2 15 (8.98%) SQL
3 14 (8.38%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.78%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.99%) Java
6 8 (4.79%) C++
7 7 (4.19%) C#
8 6 (3.59%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.20%) ES6
9 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.20%) Scala
9 2 (1.20%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.60%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.60%) HLSL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 19 (11.38%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.59%) CISSP
4 10 (5.99%) CISM
4 10 (5.99%) Master's Degree
5 9 (5.39%) CISA
5 9 (5.39%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.39%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.79%) Numerate Degree
7 6 (3.59%) HNC
7 6 (3.59%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.99%) HND
8 5 (2.99%) MBA
9 4 (2.40%) CCNA
9 4 (2.40%) CCNP
9 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.80%) PMP
10 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.58%) SLA
2 10 (5.99%) GDPR
2 10 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (5.39%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.79%) NIST
5 5 (2.99%) COBIT
6 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
6 4 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.80%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (1.80%) ISO 22301
7 3 (1.80%) ISO 31000
7 3 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (1.80%) PMO
8 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (1.20%) QA
9 1 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.60%) HL7
9 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (8.98%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.39%) Firmware
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.20%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.20%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (3.59%) Ansible
3 3 (1.80%) IBM Guardium
3 3 (1.80%) Nessus
3 3 (1.80%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (1.20%) CASB
4 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.20%) Puppet
4 2 (1.20%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.38%) VMware
3 13 (7.78%) Splunk
4 12 (7.19%) ServiceNow
5 10 (5.99%) Cisco
6 9 (5.39%) Citrix
7 8 (4.79%) Oracle
7 8 (4.79%) SAP
8 5 (2.99%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.99%) IBM
8 5 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.40%) Adobe
9 4 (2.40%) Alibaba
9 4 (2.40%) McAfee
10 3 (1.80%) Centrify
10 3 (1.80%) HP
10 3 (1.80%) Huawei
10 3 (1.80%) Qualys
10 3 (1.80%) Remedy
10 3 (1.80%) Sun