Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 39 39 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 812 897 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.07% 5.32% 5.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.57% 24.01% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 475 502
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +7.59% -1.25%
10th Percentile £255 £272 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 72 62
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -29.41%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.88 £14.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £62.93 £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.56 £29.50
% change year-on-year +15.76% +17.14% -19.18%

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 3,765 3,736 4,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.53% 22.17% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,140 2,072 2,610
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £255
90th Percentile £588 £571 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 194 237
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £25.69 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.01% +0.75% -27.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.25 £53.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -3 295 £425 +8.97% 340
Hampshire -3 237 £450 +5.88% 173
Berkshire -16 205 £425 +13.33% 136
Surrey -17 137 £479 -3.93% 142
West Sussex -1 92 £390 -8.24% 28
Buckinghamshire +10 57 £475 +11.76% 78
Oxfordshire +21 32 £494 +16.18% 127
East Sussex -9 23 £500 +17.65% 27
Kent +19 17 £425 +9.68% 58
Middlesex +5 10 £456 +25.86% 5
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 271 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (29.06%) Computer Science
3 166 (20.44%) Microsoft
4 160 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
5 145 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 139 (17.12%) Finance
7 123 (15.15%) Linux
8 122 (15.02%) Java
9 120 (14.78%) ITIL
9 120 (14.78%) Scrum
10 118 (14.53%) Project Management
11 103 (12.68%) Windows
12 95 (11.70%) Telecoms
13 89 (10.96%) SQL
13 89 (10.96%) Computer Science Degree
14 88 (10.84%) Management Information System
15 86 (10.59%) Security Cleared
16 83 (10.22%) Software Engineering
17 76 (9.36%) TDD
18 75 (9.24%) JavaScript
19 74 (9.11%) Web Services
20 73 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
21 70 (8.62%) Git (software)
21 70 (8.62%) PRINCE2
22 69 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (8.37%) QA
24 66 (8.13%) Mathematics
24 66 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
25 65 (8.00%) Test Automation
26 62 (7.64%) C#

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 (5.05%) Apache
2 35 (4.31%) IIS
2 35 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 25 (3.08%) CMS
4 24 (2.96%) Confluence
5 13 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.48%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.86%) Jupyter
9 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.62%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.62%) Drupal
10 5 (0.62%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.62%) JBoss
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.49%) FileNet
11 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 66 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (4.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.48%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
9 1 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 17 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.62%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 2 (0.25%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.25%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.25%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (4.68%) GitHub
4 34 (4.19%) Office 365
5 23 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (1.60%) PaaS
8 12 (1.48%) IaaS
9 11 (1.35%) SaaS
10 10 (1.23%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.99%) npm
12 7 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.74%) Serverless
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.37%) Yammer
16 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.06%) Firewall
2 31 (3.82%) Internet
3 28 (3.45%) DNS
4 26 (3.20%) Network Security
4 26 (3.20%) VPN
5 22 (2.71%) WAN
6 21 (2.59%) LAN
7 20 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.34%) Radio Access Network
9 15 (1.85%) VoIP
10 12 (1.48%) SNMP
11 11 (1.35%) DHCP
12 9 (1.11%) 3G
12 9 (1.11%) HTTP
12 9 (1.11%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.11%) MPLS
12 9 (1.11%) NFC
12 9 (1.11%) SAN
13 8 (0.99%) LTE
14 7 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.30%) Big Data
3 35 (4.31%) Hadoop
4 29 (3.57%) HBase
5 24 (2.96%) Parquet
6 22 (2.71%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.34%) MySQL
8 17 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.72%) Power BI
10 13 (1.60%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.35%) GIS
13 10 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
13 10 (1.23%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.23%) MS Access
14 8 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.62%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 70 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 51 (6.28%) JIRA
3 45 (5.54%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.20%) Gradle
5 23 (2.83%) Visual Studio
6 19 (2.34%) Eclipse
6 19 (2.34%) Subversion
6 19 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.60%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.23%) JUnit
9 9 (1.11%) Grunt
9 9 (1.11%) NetBeans
9 9 (1.11%) SonarQube
10 8 (0.99%) Selenium
11 7 (0.86%) Appium
11 7 (0.86%) HP UFT
11 7 (0.86%) Jasmine
11 7 (0.86%) Mocha
12 6 (0.74%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.74%) Mockito
General
1 139 (17.12%) Finance
2 95 (11.70%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.19%) Retail
4 28 (3.45%) Electronics
5 27 (3.33%) Manufacturing
6 25 (3.08%) Marketing
7 21 (2.59%) Legal
8 17 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (1.85%) Billing
10 14 (1.72%) Banking
10 14 (1.72%) German Language
11 13 (1.60%) Back Office
12 10 (1.23%) Aerospace
12 10 (1.23%) Publishing
13 7 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.74%) Automotive
14 6 (0.74%) Military
14 6 (0.74%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.62%) French Language
16 3 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 161 (19.83%) Developer
2 124 (15.27%) Analyst
3 65 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 64 (7.88%) Architect
5 48 (5.91%) Java Developer
6 46 (5.67%) Software Engineer
7 36 (4.43%) Administrator
8 32 (3.94%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.57%) Consultant
10 23 (2.83%) .NET Developer
11 22 (2.71%) Network Engineer
12 21 (2.59%) Senior Software Engineer
13 20 (2.46%) Data Analyst
13 20 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.34%) C++ Software Engineer
15 18 (2.22%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.22%) IT Manager
16 17 (2.09%) Junior
17 16 (1.97%) Tester
18 15 (1.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (9.11%) Web Services
2 56 (6.90%) REST
3 47 (5.79%) Spring
4 46 (5.67%) AngularJS
5 45 (5.54%) JSON
6 44 (5.42%) HTML
7 42 (5.17%) .NET
8 38 (4.68%) RESTful
9 37 (4.56%) Middleware
10 36 (4.43%) Kafka
11 32 (3.94%) RabbitMQ
12 30 (3.69%) CSS
13 27 (3.33%) J2EE
14 25 (3.08%) XML
15 24 (2.96%) Apache Avro
16 23 (2.83%) React
17 22 (2.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 21 (2.59%) Node.js
18 21 (2.59%) SOAP
19 19 (2.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 145 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (10.84%) Management Information System
3 57 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (4.93%) Data Centre
5 36 (4.43%) Virtual Team
6 34 (4.19%) User Experience
7 30 (3.69%) Public Cloud
8 29 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (2.83%) Data Structures
9 23 (2.83%) Mobile App
10 19 (2.34%) Life Science
11 12 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
11 12 (1.48%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.35%) PMI
13 9 (1.11%) CMDB
13 9 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 9 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 123 (15.15%) Linux
2 103 (12.68%) Windows
3 54 (6.65%) Unix
4 37 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.59%) Android
6 16 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.35%) Solaris
10 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.37%) VMS
14 2 (0.25%) Debian
14 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.25%) SUSE
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (33.37%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (29.06%) Computer Science
3 160 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (14.78%) ITIL
4 120 (14.78%) Scrum
5 118 (14.53%) Project Management
6 83 (10.22%) Software Engineering
7 76 (9.36%) TDD
8 70 (8.62%) PRINCE2
9 69 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (8.13%) Mathematics
11 65 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 59 (7.27%) DevOps
13 57 (7.02%) Analytics
14 56 (6.90%) Information Security
15 54 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 54 (6.65%) Unit Testing
16 53 (6.53%) OO
17 51 (6.28%) BDD
17 51 (6.28%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 122 (15.02%) Java
2 89 (10.96%) SQL
3 75 (9.24%) JavaScript
4 62 (7.64%) C#
5 59 (7.27%) Python
6 57 (7.02%) C++
7 50 (6.16%) C
8 46 (5.67%) PowerShell
9 39 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.60%) Perl
11 12 (1.48%) R
11 12 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.23%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.23%) VBA
13 9 (1.11%) Java 8
14 7 (0.86%) Ruby
15 6 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 6 (0.74%) Embedded C
15 6 (0.74%) Scala
15 6 (0.74%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 89 (10.96%) Computer Science Degree
2 86 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 56 (6.90%) Master's Degree
5 45 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (5.17%) CISSP
7 37 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (3.69%) MCSE
8 30 (3.69%) PMP
9 29 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (3.45%) PMI Certification
11 27 (3.33%) CISA
12 25 (3.08%) CISM
13 23 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (2.59%) DV Cleared
15 18 (2.22%) CCNA
16 17 (2.09%) CCNP
16 17 (2.09%) ISTQB
16 17 (2.09%) MBA
17 15 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (8.37%) QA
2 26 (3.20%) PMO
3 24 (2.96%) GDPR
3 24 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (2.83%) SLA
5 18 (2.22%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.85%) Data Quality
7 14 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.23%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.11%) ISAE 3402
9 9 (1.11%) ISO 22301
9 9 (1.11%) ISO 31000
9 9 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (0.74%) COBIT
11 4 (0.49%) GxP
12 3 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.25%) MISRA
14 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 45 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.94%) HDFS
3 27 (3.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (2.59%) Docker
4 21 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (2.22%) vSphere
6 16 (1.97%) Hyper-V
7 10 (1.23%) Firmware
8 9 (1.11%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.49%) KVM
11 3 (0.37%) Samba
12 2 (0.25%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.12%) XenApp
13 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 28 (3.45%) Ansible
3 19 (2.34%) SCCM
4 17 (2.09%) Puppet
5 16 (1.97%) Kubernetes
6 14 (1.72%) Nessus
6 14 (1.72%) SCOM
7 13 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 10 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 10 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.11%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 8 (0.99%) Terraform
11 7 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.74%) Oozie
13 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.49%) logstash
15 3 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
15 3 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 166 (20.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (5.91%) Cisco
2 48 (5.91%) Oracle
3 35 (4.31%) SAP
4 29 (3.57%) IBM
4 29 (3.57%) VMware
5 26 (3.20%) Citrix
6 23 (2.83%) Splunk
7 20 (2.46%) BMC
7 20 (2.46%) Remedy
8 18 (2.22%) Google
9 16 (1.97%) HP
9 16 (1.97%) Huawei
9 16 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.85%) Trend Micro
11 14 (1.72%) Adobe
11 14 (1.72%) Qualys
12 13 (1.60%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.48%) Okta
13 12 (1.48%) Tableau