Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 34 32
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 901 918 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.34% 5.51% 5.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.37% 24.63% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 479 494
South East median daily rate £449 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.19% +2.89% -2.81%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £230
90th Percentile £578 £540 £563
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 74 72
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +10.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.52 £10.78
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £39.75 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +24.22% +16.36% -21.43%

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 3,855 3,727 4,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 22.39% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,154 2,110 2,599
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £249 £210 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £560
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 215 213
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £25.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.97% -6.58% -11.00%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.83 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.06%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -3 353 £425 +6.25% 329
Berkshire -4 252 £388 +6.16% 147
Surrey +9 207 £489 +15.00% 124
Hampshire -15 188 £395 -1.25% 151
West Sussex -3 96 £398 +1.92% 32
Buckinghamshire +5 58 £460 +15.00% 75
Oxfordshire +1 42 £600 +24.68% 107
Kent +15 30 £350 +4.48% 57
East Sussex -22 16 £438 -2.78% 41
Middlesex +9 8 £475 +18.75% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 294 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (31.85%) Computer Science
3 217 (24.08%) Finance
4 170 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
5 155 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
6 154 (17.09%) Linux
7 151 (16.76%) Microsoft
8 137 (15.21%) Java
8 137 (15.21%) Project Management
9 132 (14.65%) Scrum
10 118 (13.10%) Windows
11 112 (12.43%) Telecoms
12 106 (11.76%) Software Engineering
13 103 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
14 97 (10.77%) SQL
15 90 (9.99%) Management Information System
16 89 (9.88%) Git (software)
17 88 (9.77%) ITIL
18 87 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
19 85 (9.43%) Oracle
20 82 (9.10%) JavaScript
20 82 (9.10%) Unix
21 78 (8.66%) C#
22 77 (8.55%) TDD
23 74 (8.21%) Unit Testing
23 74 (8.21%) Mathematics
23 74 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
24 71 (7.88%) Security Cleared
25 70 (7.77%) Test Automation
26 68 (7.55%) Continuous Integration

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 41 (4.55%) Apache
2 37 (4.11%) CMS
3 33 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 31 (3.44%) IIS
5 25 (2.77%) Confluence
6 21 (2.33%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.44%) Drupal
8 11 (1.22%) JBoss
8 11 (1.22%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
12 4 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.44%) FileNet
12 4 (0.44%) GemFire
12 4 (0.44%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 66 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (6.66%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 23 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.11%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.55%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.33%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.22%) SAP GTS
7 2 (0.22%) SAP MDG
7 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 87 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (5.44%) Office 365
3 31 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (3.44%) GitHub
4 25 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (2.00%) PaaS
8 16 (1.78%) Mimecast
9 13 (1.44%) IaaS
10 12 (1.33%) SaaS
11 9 (1.00%) npm
12 8 (0.89%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.78%) Yammer
14 6 (0.67%) OneDrive
15 3 (0.33%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.33%) Serverless
16 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
16 2 (0.22%) SAP Leonardo
Communications & Networking
1 34 (3.77%) Firewall
2 25 (2.77%) DNS
2 25 (2.77%) VPN
3 24 (2.66%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (2.55%) Internet
4 23 (2.55%) Network Security
5 19 (2.11%) WAN
6 17 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 16 (1.78%) 3GPP
7 16 (1.78%) LAN
7 16 (1.78%) LTE
8 15 (1.66%) VoIP
9 13 (1.44%) GSM
9 13 (1.44%) SNMP
10 11 (1.22%) 5G
10 11 (1.22%) DHCP
10 11 (1.22%) MPLS
10 11 (1.22%) SAN
10 11 (1.22%) UMTS
10 11 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.44%) Big Data
3 44 (4.88%) Hadoop
4 28 (3.11%) HBase
4 28 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 20 (2.22%) Parquet
7 18 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.55%) MySQL
9 13 (1.44%) MS Access
9 13 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.44%) Power BI
10 11 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
13 7 (0.78%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 89 (9.88%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.44%) JIRA
3 39 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 33 (3.66%) Subversion
5 27 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.66%) Gradle
7 18 (2.00%) Eclipse
7 18 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.55%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.33%) JUnit
10 11 (1.22%) NetBeans
10 11 (1.22%) ReSharper
10 11 (1.22%) SonarQube
11 9 (1.00%) GitLab
11 9 (1.00%) MSTest
11 9 (1.00%) Ranorex
12 7 (0.78%) Appium
12 7 (0.78%) Grunt
12 7 (0.78%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.78%) Mocha
General
1 217 (24.08%) Finance
2 112 (12.43%) Telecoms
3 51 (5.66%) Marketing
4 35 (3.88%) Retail
5 34 (3.77%) Manufacturing
6 32 (3.55%) Legal
7 28 (3.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
9 17 (1.89%) Electronics
10 15 (1.66%) Back Office
11 14 (1.55%) Banking
11 14 (1.55%) German Language
12 10 (1.11%) Advertising
13 9 (1.00%) Automotive
13 9 (1.00%) Billing
14 8 (0.89%) Publishing
15 7 (0.78%) Military
16 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.67%) Front Office
17 5 (0.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 166 (18.42%) Analyst
2 156 (17.31%) Developer
3 74 (8.21%) Project Manager
4 63 (6.99%) Software Engineer
5 52 (5.77%) Architect
5 52 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 44 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 35 (3.88%) Administrator
8 33 (3.66%) .NET Developer
8 33 (3.66%) Consultant
8 33 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
9 31 (3.44%) IT Manager
10 29 (3.22%) C# Developer
10 29 (3.22%) C++ Software Engineer
11 24 (2.66%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (2.55%) Junior
12 23 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
12 23 (2.55%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
13 22 (2.44%) Data Analyst
13 22 (2.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (7.21%) .NET
1 65 (7.21%) AngularJS
1 65 (7.21%) Web Services
2 59 (6.55%) HTML
3 47 (5.22%) Spring
4 40 (4.44%) Kafka
5 39 (4.33%) Middleware
6 37 (4.11%) JSON
6 37 (4.11%) RESTful
7 36 (4.00%) ASP.NET
7 36 (4.00%) REST
8 34 (3.77%) CSS
9 31 (3.44%) .NET Framework
10 27 (3.00%) jQuery
10 27 (3.00%) React
11 26 (2.89%) RabbitMQ
12 23 (2.55%) J2EE
12 23 (2.55%) XML
13 21 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (2.22%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 155 (17.20%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (9.99%) Management Information System
3 74 (8.21%) Self-Motivation
4 47 (5.22%) Data Centre
5 39 (4.33%) User Experience
6 38 (4.22%) Virtual Team
7 34 (3.77%) Algorithms
8 26 (2.89%) PMI
9 25 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
10 24 (2.66%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (2.11%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.66%) Life Science
13 14 (1.55%) Driving Licence
14 13 (1.44%) Data Structures
15 12 (1.33%) Robotics
16 11 (1.22%) Social Media
17 9 (1.00%) PKI
18 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
18 8 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 154 (17.09%) Linux
2 118 (13.10%) Windows
3 82 (9.10%) Unix
4 46 (5.11%) Windows Server
5 25 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
7 20 (2.22%) Android
8 16 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.44%) Solaris
10 12 (1.33%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.00%) SUSE
13 7 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.67%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.33%) VMS
17 2 (0.22%) CentOS
17 2 (0.22%) Debian
17 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (31.85%) Computer Science
3 170 (18.87%) Problem-Solving
4 137 (15.21%) Project Management
5 132 (14.65%) Scrum
6 106 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 88 (9.77%) ITIL
8 77 (8.55%) TDD
9 74 (8.21%) Mathematics
9 74 (8.21%) Unit Testing
10 70 (7.77%) Test Automation
11 68 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
12 62 (6.88%) Analytics
13 60 (6.66%) Information Security
14 57 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (6.10%) BDD
16 54 (5.99%) OO
17 53 (5.88%) PRINCE2
18 51 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
19 48 (5.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (15.21%) Java
2 97 (10.77%) SQL
3 82 (9.10%) JavaScript
4 78 (8.66%) C#
5 67 (7.44%) C++
6 61 (6.77%) Python
7 58 (6.44%) PowerShell
8 57 (6.33%) C
9 52 (5.77%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.22%) R
11 11 (1.22%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.11%) VB
13 9 (1.00%) Perl
13 9 (1.00%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.89%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.78%) Java 8
15 7 (0.78%) VBA
16 6 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 103 (11.43%) Computer Science Degree
2 71 (7.88%) Security Cleared
3 66 (7.33%) Master's Degree
4 53 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 50 (5.55%) CISSP
6 38 (4.22%) PMI Certification
7 36 (4.00%) CISA
8 33 (3.66%) PMP
9 29 (3.22%) CISM
10 25 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (2.66%) ISEB
12 22 (2.44%) MBA
13 21 (2.33%) CEH
13 21 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (1.89%) GIAC
14 17 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
15 16 (1.78%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (1.55%) CBAP
16 14 (1.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.66%) QA
2 42 (4.66%) SLA
3 29 (3.22%) PMO
4 24 (2.66%) GDPR
5 22 (2.44%) Data Quality
5 22 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (2.00%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.11%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (1.11%) ISO 22301
8 10 (1.11%) ISO 31000
8 10 (1.11%) ISO 9001
8 10 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.44%) GxP
10 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.22%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.22%) P3O
11 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 49 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.00%) HDFS
3 26 (2.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 15 (1.66%) Docker
5 14 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.00%) vSphere
9 8 (0.89%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.55%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.44%) Firmware
12 4 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.22%) GlusterFS
13 2 (0.22%) KVM
13 2 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.22%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (2.55%) Hadoop YARN
2 21 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 18 (2.00%) Ansible
4 17 (1.89%) SCCM
5 16 (1.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (1.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (1.11%) Nessus
6 10 (1.11%) Puppet
6 10 (1.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 9 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.00%) SCOM
8 7 (0.78%) Kibana
9 6 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.67%) Oozie
10 5 (0.55%) Grafana
10 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.44%) logstash
11 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.33%) Ambari
12 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 151 (16.76%) Microsoft
2 85 (9.43%) Oracle
3 56 (6.22%) SAP
4 35 (3.88%) Huawei
5 32 (3.55%) Cisco
6 31 (3.44%) IBM
7 28 (3.11%) Remedy
8 26 (2.89%) HP
9 25 (2.77%) BMC
9 25 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.44%) Google
10 22 (2.44%) Splunk
11 21 (2.33%) Workday
12 20 (2.22%) VMware
13 17 (1.89%) Proofpoint
14 16 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.78%) Sun
15 13 (1.44%) Trend Micro
16 12 (1.33%) Centrify
16 12 (1.33%) Mapinfo