Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 34 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 927 911 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.51% 5.46% 4.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.85% 21.13% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 504 542
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £251 £248 £250
90th Percentile £538 £556 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.67% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 72 77
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% +95.12%
10th Percentile £16.09 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.05
England median hourly rate £31.66 £26.99 £34.20
% change year-on-year +17.31% -21.10% +14.19%

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 3730 4311 5190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.15% 25.85% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2118 2636 3090
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £252 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 223 250
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.88 £11.98
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.80 £51.79
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 0 429 £400 +3.23% 140
Berkshire +5 284 £365 -1.35% 71
Hampshire +9 199 £400 - 60
Surrey -12 138 £425 -3.41% 51
West Sussex -3 99 £390 +6.85% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 81 £400 -3.61% 23
Oxfordshire +6 64 £475 +5.56% 46
East Sussex +10 25 £450 +31.00% 17
Kent -20 17 £335 -38.39% 9
Middlesex +6 10 £400 +6.67% 4
Sussex +2 7 £475 - 2
Home Counties - 3 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Degree.

1 252 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (25.24%) Computer Science
3 220 (23.73%) Finance
4 200 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
5 153 (16.50%) Microsoft
6 143 (15.43%) SQL
7 127 (13.70%) ITIL
8 126 (13.59%) Project Management
9 123 (13.27%) Telecoms
10 119 (12.84%) Scrum
11 116 (12.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 108 (11.65%) Java
13 100 (10.79%) QA
14 97 (10.46%) Windows
14 97 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 93 (10.03%) Security Cleared
16 92 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
17 89 (9.60%) Linux
18 85 (9.17%) Test Automation
18 85 (9.17%) TDD
19 81 (8.74%) Oracle
20 80 (8.63%) Management Information System
21 79 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
22 77 (8.31%) HTML
23 76 (8.20%) JavaScript
24 74 (7.98%) Analytics
25 71 (7.66%) SDLC
25 71 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
26 69 (7.44%) Unix
27 68 (7.34%) CSS

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 (3.88%) CMS
2 26 (2.80%) Apache
3 24 (2.59%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.37%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.05%) Apache Spark
5 19 (2.05%) SAS
6 18 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.51%) Confluence
8 13 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.19%) GemFire
11 10 (1.08%) Drupal
12 9 (0.97%) Documentum
13 8 (0.86%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.86%) WordPress
14 7 (0.76%) IIS
15 6 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.65%) JBoss
15 6 (0.65%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 92 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (6.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (3.24%) Microsoft Project
5 29 (3.13%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.51%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.65%) Stata
8 4 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.22%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.22%) XMetaL
11 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.11%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.40%) Maximo
2 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.43%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle TCA
3 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 53 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
4 27 (2.91%) GitHub
4 27 (2.91%) PaaS
5 20 (2.16%) npm
6 17 (1.83%) Office 365
7 13 (1.40%) IaaS
8 12 (1.29%) SaaS
9 11 (1.19%) Google Analytics
9 11 (1.19%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.86%) Silverpop
11 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.32%) Heroku
12 3 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
12 3 (0.32%) Serverless
13 2 (0.22%) AdWords
13 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.21%) Firewall
2 35 (3.78%) WAN
3 34 (3.67%) LAN
4 32 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 31 (3.34%) DNS
6 30 (3.24%) LTE
7 26 (2.80%) Wireless
8 21 (2.27%) DHCP
9 16 (1.73%) GSM
9 16 (1.73%) Network Security
9 16 (1.73%) Radio Access Network
9 16 (1.73%) SAN
10 15 (1.62%) 4G
11 14 (1.51%) VoLTE
12 13 (1.40%) VoIP
12 13 (1.40%) VoWiFi
12 13 (1.40%) VPN
13 12 (1.29%) 3G
13 12 (1.29%) Internet
13 12 (1.29%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 36 (3.88%) Big Data
3 35 (3.78%) Relational Database
4 28 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 20 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 17 (1.83%) MySQL
7 16 (1.73%) HBase
8 15 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.51%) GIS
9 14 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.29%) DB2
12 11 (1.19%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.19%) OLTP
13 10 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.08%) Redis
13 10 (1.08%) Star Schema
14 9 (0.97%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 62 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 54 (5.83%) JIRA
3 51 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.59%) JUnit
5 23 (2.48%) webpack
6 22 (2.37%) Protractor
7 21 (2.27%) Gradle
7 21 (2.27%) Karma Test Runner
8 20 (2.16%) gulp
8 20 (2.16%) Jasmine
8 20 (2.16%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.94%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.94%) Maven
10 16 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (1.51%) Selenium
11 14 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (1.29%) Subversion
13 11 (1.19%) IntelliJ
14 8 (0.86%) Mocha
14 8 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 220 (23.73%) Finance
2 123 (13.27%) Telecoms
3 66 (7.12%) Marketing
4 30 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 29 (3.13%) Publishing
6 24 (2.59%) Mandarin Language
7 22 (2.37%) Banking
8 21 (2.27%) Electronics
8 21 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 20 (2.16%) Retail
10 16 (1.73%) Automotive
11 15 (1.62%) Legal
12 12 (1.29%) Billing
13 11 (1.19%) Games
14 10 (1.08%) Brand Awareness
14 10 (1.08%) German Language
15 9 (0.97%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.86%) Advertising
17 6 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 188 (20.28%) Analyst
2 142 (15.32%) Developer
3 63 (6.80%) Project Manager
4 62 (6.69%) Architect
5 50 (5.39%) Business Analyst
6 46 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 34 (3.67%) Administrator
8 33 (3.56%) Consultant
9 26 (2.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 25 (2.70%) Data Analyst
11 24 (2.59%) Designer
11 24 (2.59%) IT Manager
12 22 (2.37%) Test Analyst
13 20 (2.16%) Coordinator
13 20 (2.16%) Project Coordinator
14 19 (2.05%) Systems Engineer
15 18 (1.94%) DevOps Engineer
15 18 (1.94%) Test Engineer
16 17 (1.83%) IT Analyst
16 17 (1.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (8.31%) HTML
2 68 (7.34%) CSS
3 66 (7.12%) Web Services
4 49 (5.29%) AngularJS
5 48 (5.18%) HTML5
6 42 (4.53%) .NET
7 40 (4.31%) REST
8 38 (4.10%) JSON
9 33 (3.56%) Spring
10 30 (3.24%) J2EE
11 28 (3.02%) Hibernate
12 25 (2.70%) RESTful
12 25 (2.70%) XML
13 24 (2.59%) SOAP
13 24 (2.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (2.37%) Sass
15 21 (2.27%) jQuery
15 21 (2.27%) React
16 20 (2.16%) Middleware
16 20 (2.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 234 (25.24%) Computer Science
2 200 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (8.63%) Management Information System
4 42 (4.53%) User Experience
5 35 (3.78%) Virtual Team
6 31 (3.34%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.59%) Social Media
8 23 (2.48%) Replication
9 22 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (2.16%) Public Cloud
11 19 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (1.83%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.73%) PMI
14 11 (1.19%) CESG
15 9 (0.97%) Clustering
16 8 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
16 8 (0.86%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.86%) Marketing Technology
17 7 (0.76%) Driving Licence
17 7 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 97 (10.46%) Windows
2 89 (9.60%) Linux
3 69 (7.44%) Unix
4 24 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.94%) Android
5 18 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.51%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.40%) Solaris
8 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (1.08%) Windows 10
10 7 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.54%) CentOS
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.22%) AIX
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (13.70%) ITIL
3 126 (13.59%) Project Management
4 119 (12.84%) Scrum
5 97 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 85 (9.17%) TDD
6 85 (9.17%) Test Automation
7 74 (7.98%) Analytics
8 71 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (7.66%) SDLC
9 60 (6.47%) Change Management
9 60 (6.47%) PRINCE2
10 56 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 55 (5.93%) CRM
11 55 (5.93%) Mathematics
12 53 (5.72%) Service Management
13 52 (5.61%) Mentoring
14 48 (5.18%) Software Engineering
15 46 (4.96%) BDD
15 46 (4.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 143 (15.43%) SQL
2 108 (11.65%) Java
3 76 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 60 (6.47%) Python
5 50 (5.39%) C#
6 36 (3.88%) Shell Script
7 28 (3.02%) C++
7 28 (3.02%) Perl
8 26 (2.80%) Bash Shell
8 26 (2.80%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.48%) C
10 22 (2.37%) ES6
11 20 (2.16%) R
12 19 (2.05%) ECMAScript
13 16 (1.73%) Ruby
14 14 (1.51%) T-SQL
15 11 (1.19%) PHP
16 9 (0.97%) Korn
16 9 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 116 (12.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 93 (10.03%) Security Cleared
3 58 (6.26%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.04%) PMI Certification
5 55 (5.93%) PMP
6 37 (3.99%) CISSP
6 37 (3.99%) Master's Degree
7 35 (3.78%) ISTQB
8 34 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (3.56%) CISM
10 29 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 27 (2.91%) Numerate Degree
12 25 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (1.83%) ISEB
14 15 (1.62%) CCNP
15 14 (1.51%) SSCP
16 13 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
16 13 (1.40%) SANS
17 11 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (10.79%) QA
2 32 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.70%) COBIT
4 19 (2.05%) PMO
5 16 (1.73%) Data Quality
6 15 (1.62%) GDPR
6 15 (1.62%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.62%) SLA
7 10 (1.08%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.65%) Basel II
8 6 (0.65%) IFRS
8 6 (0.65%) IFRS 9
9 5 (0.54%) GCP
10 3 (0.32%) MISRA
10 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
11 2 (0.22%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.22%) RosettaNet
12 1 (0.11%) GAMP
12 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 18 (1.94%) Docker
3 16 (1.73%) HDFS
3 16 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.51%) Xen
5 7 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.65%) Firmware
7 5 (0.54%) GlusterFS
7 5 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.54%) vSphere
8 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 26 (2.80%) Ansible
2 22 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.29%) Puppet
4 12 (1.29%) SCOM
5 10 (1.08%) SCCM
6 7 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 7 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.76%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (0.43%) Graphite
8 4 (0.43%) Nagios
8 4 (0.43%) StatsD
8 4 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 153 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.74%) Oracle
3 43 (4.64%) HP
4 39 (4.21%) SAP
5 32 (3.45%) Cisco
6 25 (2.70%) VMware
7 24 (2.59%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.16%) Twitter
9 19 (2.05%) Google
10 18 (1.94%) Tableau
11 17 (1.83%) IBM
12 15 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (1.40%) Motorola
13 13 (1.40%) Sun
14 12 (1.29%) Adobe
14 12 (1.29%) Juniper
14 12 (1.29%) Qualys
14 12 (1.29%) Splunk
15 11 (1.19%) Pega
15 11 (1.19%) Tufin