Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 793 907 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.72% 5.51% 5.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.71% 24.94% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 434 461
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £252 £240 £242
90th Percentile £620 £575 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 106 57
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £44.46 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +20.16% -7.50%
10th Percentile £14.94 £17.63 £12.35
90th Percentile £82.50 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +18.44% +18.73% +18.52%

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 3,492 3,636 3,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.20% 22.07% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,981 2,023 2,060
South East median daily rate £429 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £231 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 218 217
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.94 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.86 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
% change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +10 363 £425 +2.41% 283
Berkshire +3 263 £425 +10.39% 128
Hampshire +14 195 £456 +14.06% 142
Surrey -13 111 £500 +5.26% 111
West Sussex +5 74 £400 -3.03% 40
Oxfordshire +31 52 £450 -10.00% 85
Buckinghamshire +1 48 £380 -10.59% 70
Kent -1 20 £419 +19.64% 59
East Sussex 0 14 £450 -5.76% 29
Middlesex +8 7 £600 +166.67% 3
Sussex - 5 £450 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 284 (35.81%) Computer Science
2 237 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (24.09%) Microsoft
4 170 (21.44%) Security Cleared
5 159 (20.05%) Finance
6 157 (19.80%) Azure
7 136 (17.15%) SQL
7 136 (17.15%) ITIL
8 134 (16.90%) SC Cleared
9 124 (15.64%) Project Management
10 114 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
11 106 (13.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 103 (12.99%) Windows
13 102 (12.86%) Mathematics
14 92 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
15 90 (11.35%) Python
16 89 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
17 86 (10.84%) Telecoms
18 82 (10.34%) DevOps
19 81 (10.21%) Management Information System
19 81 (10.21%) JavaScript
20 77 (9.71%) QA
21 75 (9.46%) Oracle
22 73 (9.21%) SQL Server
22 73 (9.21%) Software Engineering
23 71 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 69 (8.70%) PaaS
25 68 (8.58%) Information Security
25 68 (8.58%) Analytics
26 66 (8.32%) IaaS

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 29 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.77%) Skype for Business
3 19 (2.40%) Apache
4 13 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.51%) Jupyter
6 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.76%) IIS
8 5 (0.63%) CMS
8 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.38%) Confluence
9 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.38%) SAS
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.25%) Mule
11 1 (0.13%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 89 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.76%) Sketch
6 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.50%) InVision
7 4 (0.50%) Zeplin
8 3 (0.38%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 7 (0.88%) SAP HCM
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.63%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.50%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.50%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (0.50%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.38%) Primavera
5 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.38%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 157 (19.80%) Azure
2 69 (8.70%) PaaS
3 66 (8.32%) IaaS
4 61 (7.69%) SaaS
5 49 (6.18%) Office 365
6 37 (4.67%) Power Platform
7 36 (4.54%) Serverless
8 35 (4.41%) AWS
9 29 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 24 (3.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 18 (2.27%) Azure Functions
12 14 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.64%) GCP
13 13 (1.64%) iPaaS
14 9 (1.13%) GitHub
15 8 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
15 8 (1.01%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.88%) Azure Machine Learning
17 6 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
18 5 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.19%) DNS
2 46 (5.80%) Internet
2 46 (5.80%) VPN
3 45 (5.67%) Firewall
4 44 (5.55%) TCP/IP
5 35 (4.41%) SAN
6 30 (3.78%) Reverse Proxy
7 29 (3.66%) NAS
7 29 (3.66%) WAN
8 26 (3.28%) LAN
8 26 (3.28%) Skype
9 19 (2.40%) Radio Access Network
10 16 (2.02%) Wireless
11 15 (1.89%) MPLS
11 15 (1.89%) Unified Communications
12 14 (1.77%) 3GPP
13 13 (1.64%) BGP
13 13 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (1.64%) DHCP
13 13 (1.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.67%) Power BI
2 37 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (4.29%) Cosmos DB
4 31 (3.91%) Azure SQL Database
5 30 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.03%) Big Data
7 21 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.65%) MySQL
8 18 (2.27%) GIS
9 16 (2.02%) Data Lake
9 16 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.77%) Data Mart
12 13 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (1.39%) MS Access
13 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
14 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 42 (5.30%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.27%) JIRA
4 17 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.26%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.13%) Protractor
7 9 (1.13%) Selenium
7 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.01%) Subversion
9 6 (0.76%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.63%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.63%) Mocha
11 4 (0.50%) Ant
11 4 (0.50%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.50%) Grunt
11 4 (0.50%) JMeter
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.38%) tSQLt
12 3 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 159 (20.05%) Finance
2 86 (10.84%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.29%) Legal
4 28 (3.53%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.40%) Manufacturing
6 26 (3.28%) Marketing
7 20 (2.52%) Retail
8 19 (2.40%) Military
9 13 (1.64%) Banking
9 13 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.39%) Electronics
11 10 (1.26%) Billing
11 10 (1.26%) German Language
12 8 (1.01%) French Language
12 8 (1.01%) Law
13 7 (0.88%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.76%) Back Office
14 6 (0.76%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (12.86%) Architect
2 98 (12.36%) Analyst
3 92 (11.60%) Developer
4 42 (5.30%) Project Manager
5 39 (4.92%) Consultant
6 32 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (3.40%) Software Engineer
8 26 (3.28%) Designer
9 25 (3.15%) Software Developer
10 24 (3.03%) IT Manager
11 22 (2.77%) Azure Architect
11 22 (2.77%) Data Scientist
12 21 (2.65%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.14%) IT Analyst
13 17 (2.14%) Service Analyst
14 16 (2.02%) Administrator
14 16 (2.02%) Cloud Architect
14 16 (2.02%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.02%) Support Engineer
14 16 (2.02%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.68%) REST
2 52 (6.56%) Web Services
3 50 (6.31%) .NET
4 44 (5.55%) HTML
5 40 (5.04%) AngularJS
6 35 (4.41%) React
7 34 (4.29%) CSS
8 32 (4.04%) XML
9 29 (3.66%) JSON
10 26 (3.28%) .NET Framework
11 25 (3.15%) ASP.NET
12 20 (2.52%) .NET Core
13 18 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 18 (2.27%) Entity Framework
13 18 (2.27%) LINQ
13 18 (2.27%) NumPy
13 18 (2.27%) Pandas
13 18 (2.27%) SOAP
14 15 (1.89%) Node.js
15 14 (1.77%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 114 (14.38%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (10.21%) Management Information System
3 49 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
4 41 (5.17%) Data Centre
5 30 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
5 30 (3.78%) Replication
5 30 (3.78%) User Experience
6 21 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 21 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 19 (2.40%) Virtual Team
8 18 (2.27%) Life Science
9 16 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.89%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.89%) NHS
11 11 (1.39%) Private Cloud
12 10 (1.26%) Clustering
13 9 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.13%) Smart Energy
13 9 (1.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 103 (12.99%) Windows
2 57 (7.19%) Linux
3 30 (3.78%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.40%) Android
6 16 (2.02%) Unix
7 15 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) CentOS
12 2 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (35.81%) Computer Science
2 237 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (17.15%) ITIL
4 124 (15.64%) Project Management
5 102 (12.86%) Mathematics
6 92 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
7 82 (10.34%) DevOps
8 73 (9.21%) Software Engineering
9 71 (8.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 68 (8.58%) Analytics
10 68 (8.58%) Information Security
11 66 (8.32%) Decision-Making
12 64 (8.07%) Scrum
13 63 (7.94%) Configuration Management
14 62 (7.82%) PRINCE2
15 59 (7.44%) Test Automation
16 54 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
16 54 (6.81%) Project Delivery
17 51 (6.43%) Migration
18 50 (6.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 136 (17.15%) SQL
2 90 (11.35%) Python
3 81 (10.21%) JavaScript
4 58 (7.31%) C#
5 54 (6.81%) C
6 48 (6.05%) Java
7 42 (5.30%) C++
8 41 (5.17%) PowerShell
9 33 (4.16%) T-SQL
10 21 (2.65%) R
11 16 (2.02%) PHP
12 11 (1.39%) Embedded C
13 9 (1.13%) MATLAB
13 9 (1.13%) Perl
13 9 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.01%) ABAP
14 8 (1.01%) VB
15 7 (0.88%) TypeScript
15 7 (0.88%) VBA
16 5 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 170 (21.44%) Security Cleared
2 134 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 106 (13.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 54 (6.81%) Master's Degree
5 33 (4.16%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (3.91%) HND
7 29 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
8 28 (3.53%) PMI Certification
9 27 (3.40%) PMP
10 25 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (3.03%) PhD
12 23 (2.90%) ISEB
13 21 (2.65%) CISSP
13 21 (2.65%) HNC
14 20 (2.52%) CCNA
15 18 (2.27%) ISTQB
16 15 (1.89%) DV Cleared
16 15 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 12 (1.51%) CISM
17 12 (1.51%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.71%) QA
2 31 (3.91%) SLA
3 23 (2.90%) Data Quality
4 22 (2.77%) PMO
5 19 (2.40%) COBIT
6 12 (1.51%) GDPR
7 9 (1.13%) MISRA
7 9 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.50%) NIST
9 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.50%) WCAG
10 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.25%) NCSC
10 2 (0.25%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.13%) GAMP
11 1 (0.13%) GxP
11 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 61 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.04%) Docker
4 10 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.13%) Firmware
6 8 (1.01%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.13%) HDFS
8 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.13%) KVM
8 1 (0.13%) NDS
8 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.40%) Kubernetes
1 19 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (1.13%) Ansible
3 8 (1.01%) Puppet
4 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.38%) Consul
6 3 (0.38%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.38%) Mesos
6 3 (0.38%) Terraform
7 2 (0.25%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.25%) Istio
7 2 (0.25%) SCCM
7 2 (0.25%) SCOM
8 1 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.13%) WMI
8 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 191 (24.09%) Microsoft
2 75 (9.46%) Oracle
3 44 (5.55%) SAP
4 43 (5.42%) VMware
5 27 (3.40%) Tableau
6 26 (3.28%) Cisco
7 22 (2.77%) Workday
8 20 (2.52%) Google
8 20 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (2.52%) Xamarin
9 15 (1.89%) Databricks
10 12 (1.51%) Remedy
10 12 (1.51%) Splunk
11 10 (1.26%) Adobe
11 10 (1.26%) HP
11 10 (1.26%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.13%) Huawei
13 8 (1.01%) Citrix
13 8 (1.01%) Juniper
14 7 (0.88%) Red Hat