Period
to 8 August 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 8 August 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 225 771 1,000
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.53% 5.23% 5.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.92% 21.63% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 449 486
Median daily rate £438 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.17% +10.12%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £275
90th Percentile £575 £610 £571
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 76 90
Median hourly rate £30.58 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.10% -8.82% +54.55%
10th Percentile £15.93 £14.72 £13.73
90th Percentile £47.79 £75.63 £52.53
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £36.38
% change year-on-year -17.65% +16.84% +17.84%

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 1,413 3,565 3,783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.46% 24.17% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 2,059 2,078
Median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +5.46%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £607 £591 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 232 202
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +58.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £72.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +52.17% -20.69%

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 8 August 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 8 August 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 8 August 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 -7 95 £424 -0.29% 97
Berkshire -4 60 £438 +9.38% 42
Hampshire -10 57 £420 -6.67% 50
Surrey +4 33 £438 -16.67% 35
Buckinghamshire +31 26 £453 +19.12% 24
West Sussex 0 19 £500 +25.00% 21
Kent +27 14 £450 +16.13% 7
Oxfordshire +1 9 £375 -16.67% 31
East Sussex +28 2 £425 -5.56% 10
Middlesex +2 1 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 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 70 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.11%) Microsoft
3 48 (21.33%) Finance
4 47 (20.89%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (20.44%) ITIL
5 46 (20.44%) Computer Science
6 41 (18.22%) SQL
6 41 (18.22%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (16.00%) Azure
8 31 (13.78%) Project Management
8 31 (13.78%) Telecoms
9 26 (11.56%) JavaScript
9 26 (11.56%) Windows
10 24 (10.67%) Information Security
11 23 (10.22%) HTML
12 22 (9.78%) CSS
12 22 (9.78%) DevOps
13 21 (9.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (9.33%) SQL Server
14 20 (8.89%) C#
14 20 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (8.89%) Decision-Making
14 20 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
14 20 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (8.44%) Project Delivery
16 18 (8.00%) Analytics
16 18 (8.00%) AWS
16 18 (8.00%) Mathematics
16 18 (8.00%) Scrum

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 8 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.11%) Confluence
2 7 (3.11%) IIS
3 5 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) Predix
5 1 (0.44%) SAS
5 1 (0.44%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 21 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (5.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.89%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.89%) InVision
6 2 (0.89%) Sketch
7 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.89%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.89%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.00%) Azure
2 18 (8.00%) AWS
3 11 (4.89%) Office 365
4 8 (3.56%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.67%) SaaS
6 5 (2.22%) Power Platform
7 4 (1.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.78%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.33%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.33%) IaaS
8 3 (1.33%) Logic Apps
8 3 (1.33%) npm
8 3 (1.33%) PaaS
8 3 (1.33%) Serverless
9 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.89%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.89%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (4.44%) LTE
3 9 (4.00%) UMTS
3 9 (4.00%) WAN
4 8 (3.56%) 5G
4 8 (3.56%) Wireless
5 7 (3.11%) DNS
5 7 (3.11%) GSM
5 7 (3.11%) LAN
6 6 (2.67%) SSL
7 5 (2.22%) 4G
7 5 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.78%) DHCP
8 4 (1.78%) DMZ
8 4 (1.78%) GPRS
8 4 (1.78%) VoIP
9 3 (1.33%) 3G
9 3 (1.33%) Firewall
9 3 (1.33%) SAN
9 3 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.33%) Big Data
2 12 (5.33%) NoSQL
2 12 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.11%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.67%) Cosmos DB
6 6 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.67%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.67%) MySQL
7 5 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.78%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.78%) Power BI
9 3 (1.33%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.33%) JIRA
2 10 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.78%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.33%) Grunt
5 3 (1.33%) Mocha
5 3 (1.33%) Selenium
5 3 (1.33%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.33%) webpack
6 2 (0.89%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.89%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.89%) git-flow
6 2 (0.89%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.44%) CMake
7 1 (0.44%) GitLab
7 1 (0.44%) Gradle
7 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (21.33%) Finance
2 31 (13.78%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 12 (5.33%) Marketing
4 9 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.11%) Retail
6 6 (2.67%) Legal
6 6 (2.67%) Military
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
7 3 (1.33%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.33%) Swedish Language
8 2 (0.89%) Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Hebrew Language
8 2 (0.89%) Publishing
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.44%) Automotive
9 1 (0.44%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (15.11%) Analyst
2 27 (12.00%) Developer
3 20 (8.89%) Architect
4 16 (7.11%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.33%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 8 (3.56%) IT Manager
7 8 (3.56%) Support Analyst
7 8 (3.56%) User Researcher
8 7 (3.11%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (3.11%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (2.67%) .NET Developer
9 6 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (2.67%) Technical Support
9 6 (2.67%) Technical Support Engineer
9 6 (2.67%) Telecoms Manager
10 5 (2.22%) Data Engineer
10 5 (2.22%) Designer
10 5 (2.22%) DevOps Developer
10 5 (2.22%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.22%) HTML
2 22 (9.78%) CSS
3 10 (4.44%) .NET
4 8 (3.56%) jQuery
4 8 (3.56%) JSON
4 8 (3.56%) Middleware
4 8 (3.56%) React
4 8 (3.56%) Redux
4 8 (3.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (3.56%) XML
5 7 (3.11%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.11%) RESTful
5 7 (3.11%) Web Services
6 6 (2.67%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.67%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.67%) Kafka
6 6 (2.67%) Node.js
6 6 (2.67%) SOAP
7 5 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.33%) User Experience
5 8 (3.56%) Life Science
6 7 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.22%) Robotics
7 5 (2.22%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.78%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.33%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.89%) PMI
10 2 (0.89%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.56%) Windows
2 16 (7.11%) Linux
3 10 (4.44%) Unix
4 8 (3.56%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.11%) Android
6 6 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.33%) AIX
7 3 (1.33%) Solaris
7 3 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (20.44%) Computer Science
2 46 (20.44%) ITIL
3 41 (18.22%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (13.78%) Project Management
5 24 (10.67%) Information Security
6 22 (9.78%) DevOps
7 20 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (8.89%) Decision-Making
8 19 (8.44%) Project Delivery
9 18 (8.00%) Analytics
9 18 (8.00%) Mathematics
9 18 (8.00%) Scrum
9 18 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (7.56%) Workflow
11 16 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (7.11%) ETL
12 14 (6.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (6.22%) User Stories
12 14 (6.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.22%) SQL
2 26 (11.56%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.89%) C#
4 16 (7.11%) Java
4 16 (7.11%) Python
5 15 (6.67%) C
6 10 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.11%) C++
7 7 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.67%) Scala
8 6 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.22%) XAML
10 4 (1.78%) Java 8
11 3 (1.33%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.33%) ES6
11 3 (1.33%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.33%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.33%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.89%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (9.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (7.56%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.78%) PMI Certification
5 11 (4.89%) CISM
5 11 (4.89%) CISSP
5 11 (4.89%) PMP
5 11 (4.89%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.00%) CCNA
8 8 (3.56%) HNC
8 8 (3.56%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.56%) Master's Degree
9 7 (3.11%) HND
9 7 (3.11%) MCSE
10 6 (2.67%) CCNP
10 6 (2.67%) CISA
10 6 (2.67%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.78%) CCIE
12 3 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.33%) SLA
3 11 (4.89%) GDPR
4 8 (3.56%) NIST
4 8 (3.56%) PCI DSS
4 8 (3.56%) QA
5 5 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.78%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.78%) PMO
7 2 (0.89%) COBIT
7 2 (0.89%) IFRS
7 2 (0.89%) ISAE 3402
7 2 (0.89%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.89%) ISO 31000
7 2 (0.89%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.44%) Docker
3 7 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.78%) Firmware
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.89%) vSphere
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.22%) Ansible
2 5 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.78%) SCCM
4 3 (1.33%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (1.33%) Foglight
4 3 (1.33%) Nessus
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.89%) IBM Guardium
5 2 (0.89%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.89%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.44%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.44%) yum
Vendors
1 52 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.78%) SAP
3 12 (5.33%) Oracle
4 11 (4.89%) Cisco
4 11 (4.89%) VMware
5 9 (4.00%) Xamarin
6 8 (3.56%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.67%) Splunk
8 5 (2.22%) Adobe
8 5 (2.22%) Citrix
8 5 (2.22%) HP
8 5 (2.22%) Imperva
9 4 (1.78%) Huawei
10 3 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 3 (1.33%) Centrify
10 3 (1.33%) Dell
10 3 (1.33%) Google
10 3 (1.33%) OutSystems
10 3 (1.33%) Riverbed