Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 39 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Degree 483 776 924
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.97% 4.96% 5.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.60% 20.85% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 418 473
Median daily rate £410 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.89% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £238 £261 £275
90th Percentile £613 £593 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 74 70
Median hourly rate £24.00 £33.40 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.14% -24.94% +61.82%
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.18 £16.79
90th Percentile £52.84 £48.75 £67.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.95% +13.57% +16.67%

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 2,345 3,722 3,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.14% 23.80% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,301 2,131 2,028
Median daily rate £439 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.80% +5.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £253
90th Percentile £600 £599 £570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 213 201
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.64% +10.42% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £50.20 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.37 £23.50
% change year-on-year +11.57% +33.49% -16.81%

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 2 April 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 2 April 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 2 April 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 +14 248 £400 -5.88% 183
Berkshire +12 152 £413 - 69
Hampshire +2 138 £425 -5.56% 112
Buckinghamshire +21 61 £400 -14.44% 43
Surrey +1 52 £475 -1.86% 89
Oxfordshire +18 35 £375 -34.78% 71
West Sussex -19 20 £500 +25.00% 27
Kent +22 14 £363 -14.71% 17
East Sussex +5 5 £360 -26.26% 30
Middlesex +4 1 - - 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 137 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.47%) Computer Science
3 103 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 100 (20.70%) SQL
5 94 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (16.98%) Finance
7 81 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
8 78 (16.15%) Project Management
9 74 (15.32%) Mathematics
10 71 (14.70%) Security Cleared
11 70 (14.49%) ITIL
12 63 (13.04%) Windows
13 62 (12.84%) Azure
14 59 (12.22%) Telecoms
14 59 (12.22%) Computer Science Degree
15 58 (12.01%) Analytics
16 56 (11.59%) SC Cleared
17 54 (11.18%) Python
17 54 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
18 52 (10.77%) Master's Degree
19 47 (9.73%) Test Automation
20 45 (9.32%) Project Delivery
21 41 (8.49%) PRINCE2
22 40 (8.28%) Linux
23 39 (8.07%) C
23 39 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
24 38 (7.87%) Information Security
24 38 (7.87%) DevOps
25 37 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
25 37 (7.66%) Decision-Making

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 16 (3.31%) SAS
2 14 (2.90%) Jupyter
2 14 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.69%) Apache
3 13 (2.69%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.04%) IIS
5 3 (0.62%) CMS
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) Documentum
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.21%) GemFire
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 54 (11.18%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (4.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (2.28%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.62%) Windchill
7 1 (0.21%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) InVision
7 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) Sketch
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.04%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.41%) Primavera
4 2 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.41%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.41%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.41%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.21%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.84%) Azure
2 25 (5.18%) PaaS
3 23 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.93%) Office 365
5 17 (3.52%) SaaS
6 16 (3.31%) AWS
7 14 (2.90%) IaaS
8 9 (1.86%) Serverless
9 8 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.66%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (1.45%) GCP
11 6 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (1.04%) Azure Functions
12 5 (1.04%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 4 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.97%) Firewall
2 21 (4.35%) DNS
3 20 (4.14%) TCP/IP
4 17 (3.52%) 4G
4 17 (3.52%) 5G
4 17 (3.52%) LTE
5 16 (3.31%) Radio Access Network
5 16 (3.31%) UMTS
5 16 (3.31%) WAN
6 14 (2.90%) GSM
7 13 (2.69%) 3G
7 13 (2.69%) LAN
8 12 (2.48%) Internet
9 11 (2.28%) VPN
10 10 (2.07%) SAN
11 9 (1.86%) Wireless
12 8 (1.66%) 2G
13 7 (1.45%) HTTP
13 7 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.76%) Power BI
3 22 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 18 (3.73%) Big Data
5 15 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.48%) GIS
9 11 (2.28%) Cosmos DB
9 11 (2.28%) Data Lake
10 8 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (1.66%) Geospatial Data
11 7 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.45%) MySQL
11 7 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.04%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.04%) Qlik Sense
13 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.69%) JIRA
3 9 (1.86%) Burp Suite
4 8 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.83%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.83%) Selenium
7 3 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.62%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (0.62%) ProC
8 2 (0.41%) git-flow
8 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.41%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.21%) JMeter
9 1 (0.21%) JUnit
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 82 (16.98%) Finance
2 59 (12.22%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.76%) Legal
3 23 (4.76%) Retail
4 18 (3.73%) Marketing
5 13 (2.69%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.48%) Military
7 11 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.07%) Banking
9 7 (1.45%) Electronics
9 7 (1.45%) German Language
9 7 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.24%) French Language
10 6 (1.24%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (1.04%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.83%) Games
12 4 (0.83%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.83%) Swedish Language
13 3 (0.62%) Publishing
13 3 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (15.53%) Analyst
2 72 (14.91%) Developer
3 47 (9.73%) Architect
4 28 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 21 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 16 (3.31%) .NET Developer
6 16 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
7 15 (3.11%) Data Scientist
7 15 (3.11%) IT Analyst
8 14 (2.90%) Consultant
8 14 (2.90%) Support Engineer
9 12 (2.48%) Business Analyst
9 12 (2.48%) Data Analyst
9 12 (2.48%) Java Developer
9 12 (2.48%) Security Architect
10 11 (2.28%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (2.28%) Radio Engineer
10 11 (2.28%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.07%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.00%) XML
2 28 (5.80%) .NET
3 24 (4.97%) HTML
4 22 (4.55%) CSS
5 21 (4.35%) Web Services
6 15 (3.11%) .NET Framework
6 15 (3.11%) NumPy
6 15 (3.11%) Pandas
6 15 (3.11%) TensorFlow
7 14 (2.90%) PySpark
8 13 (2.69%) ASP.NET
8 13 (2.69%) Keras
9 12 (2.48%) AngularJS
9 12 (2.48%) Middleware
9 12 (2.48%) Spring
10 11 (2.28%) Entity Framework
10 11 (2.28%) scikit-learn
11 10 (2.07%) JSON
11 10 (2.07%) RESTful
12 9 (1.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 94 (19.46%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 34 (7.04%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (3.73%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.48%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.48%) Virtual Team
5 10 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.07%) Life Science
6 9 (1.86%) Replication
6 9 (1.86%) User Experience
7 8 (1.66%) NHS
7 8 (1.66%) PMI
8 7 (1.45%) Lidar
9 6 (1.24%) Robotics
9 6 (1.24%) Smart City
10 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.04%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.83%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.04%) Windows
2 40 (8.28%) Linux
3 26 (5.38%) Windows 10
4 22 (4.55%) Unix
5 19 (3.93%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.07%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.24%) Android
8 6 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.83%) AIX
11 3 (0.62%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (25.47%) Computer Science
3 81 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (16.15%) Project Management
5 74 (15.32%) Mathematics
6 70 (14.49%) ITIL
7 58 (12.01%) Analytics
8 47 (9.73%) Test Automation
9 45 (9.32%) Project Delivery
10 41 (8.49%) PRINCE2
11 39 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (7.87%) DevOps
12 38 (7.87%) Information Security
13 37 (7.66%) Decision-Making
14 36 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (6.42%) Test Scripting
16 31 (6.42%) Visualisation
17 29 (6.00%) SDLC
18 28 (5.80%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (20.70%) SQL
2 54 (11.18%) Python
3 39 (8.07%) C
4 36 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 34 (7.04%) C#
6 32 (6.63%) Java
7 18 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.90%) C++
8 14 (2.90%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.24%) PHP
10 6 (1.24%) Ruby
10 6 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.24%) XAML
11 5 (1.04%) Java 8
11 5 (1.04%) R
11 5 (1.04%) Scala
12 4 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (14.70%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 52 (10.77%) Master's Degree
5 28 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (5.18%) PMI Certification
7 22 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
8 21 (4.35%) CISSP
9 18 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.73%) PMP
10 15 (3.11%) CCNA
10 15 (3.11%) PhD
11 14 (2.90%) HND
12 13 (2.69%) CCIE
12 13 (2.69%) CCNP
13 12 (2.48%) MCSE
13 12 (2.48%) TOGAF Certification
14 10 (2.07%) GIAC
14 10 (2.07%) HNC
14 10 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (5.38%) QA
3 21 (4.35%) SLA
4 17 (3.52%) GDPR
5 14 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.90%) PMO
6 10 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (2.07%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.66%) NIST
8 5 (1.04%) COBIT
8 5 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.41%) GxP
9 2 (0.41%) IFRS
9 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.21%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.21%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 34 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.52%) Docker
3 12 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.62%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.21%) HDFS
8 1 (0.21%) NFS
8 1 (0.21%) OCFS2
8 1 (0.21%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.28%) Kubernetes
1 11 (2.28%) Nessus
2 7 (1.45%) Ansible
3 5 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.83%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.83%) SCCM
5 3 (0.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (0.62%) Foglight
5 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.62%) Netcool
5 3 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.62%) Puppet
6 2 (0.41%) Oozie
7 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 103 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.63%) Oracle
3 31 (6.42%) Tableau
4 25 (5.18%) SAP
5 18 (3.73%) Cisco
6 17 (3.52%) VMware
7 11 (2.28%) Google
7 11 (2.28%) McAfee
7 11 (2.28%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.07%) Huawei
8 10 (2.07%) Qualys
9 9 (1.86%) Rapid7
10 8 (1.66%) HP
10 8 (1.66%) IBM
10 8 (1.66%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.45%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.24%) Juniper
12 6 (1.24%) Remedy
13 5 (1.04%) Dell