Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 34 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 796 1,016 933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.31% 5.96% 5.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.01% 26.74% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 490 544
South East median daily rate £450 £434 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +5.92% +2.38%
10th Percentile £225 £260 £213
90th Percentile £610 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 91 61
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £42.50 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.41% +55.22% -34.02%
10th Percentile £14.67 £13.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £63.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +29.31% -9.38%

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 3,617 3,800 4,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.12% 22.30% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,110 2,075 2,344
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.09% +3.06%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 211 268
South East median hourly rate £33.40 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +55.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £29.92
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.44% +8.80%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +3 330 £420 +2.13% 343
Berkshire -2 231 £420 +5.00% 143
Hampshire +2 209 £450 - 172
Surrey -6 132 £525 +10.53% 107
West Sussex -5 64 £400 -4.19% 45
Oxfordshire +33 51 £450 +5.88% 116
Buckinghamshire -9 48 £388 -8.82% 84
Kent -5 21 £394 +11.70% 52
East Sussex -19 17 £450 - 26
Middlesex +12 13 £593 +82.31% 2
Isle of Wight -1 1 - - 3
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 247 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 243 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (19.60%) Microsoft
4 143 (17.96%) ITIL
5 131 (16.46%) Finance
6 130 (16.33%) Project Management
6 130 (16.33%) Security Cleared
7 123 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
8 105 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 99 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
10 91 (11.43%) Mathematics
11 90 (11.31%) SQL
12 89 (11.18%) Management Information System
13 88 (11.06%) Telecoms
14 85 (10.68%) SC Cleared
15 81 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
16 78 (9.80%) Decision-Making
17 76 (9.55%) Scrum
18 75 (9.42%) JavaScript
19 74 (9.30%) PRINCE2
19 74 (9.30%) Analytics
20 73 (9.17%) Linux
21 72 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
22 69 (8.67%) Python
22 69 (8.67%) Java
22 69 (8.67%) QA
22 69 (8.67%) DevOps
23 67 (8.42%) Test Automation
24 65 (8.17%) Windows
25 62 (7.79%) Microsoft Office

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 27 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.14%) Skype for Business
3 15 (1.88%) Apache
4 9 (1.13%) IIS
5 8 (1.01%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.75%) CMS
6 6 (0.75%) Confluence
7 5 (0.63%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.38%) Smallworld
10 2 (0.25%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.25%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.25%) Mule
Applications
1 62 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.13%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.01%) Sketch
7 6 (0.75%) Adobe XD
7 6 (0.75%) Figma
8 5 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.13%) InVision
10 1 (0.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.63%) SAP HR
2 5 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.50%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.38%) Primavera
4 3 (0.38%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.38%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.25%) HFM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.90%) Office 365
4 25 (3.14%) SaaS
5 22 (2.76%) IaaS
5 22 (2.76%) PaaS
6 21 (2.64%) Power Platform
7 19 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 17 (2.14%) Serverless
9 14 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (1.51%) GitHub
11 11 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.13%) Azure Functions
13 6 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.75%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.63%) Veeva
15 4 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 4 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.90%) Skype
2 34 (4.27%) Internet
3 25 (3.14%) WAN
4 24 (3.02%) LAN
5 21 (2.64%) Wireless
6 20 (2.51%) Firewall
7 19 (2.39%) DNS
7 19 (2.39%) Unified Communications
7 19 (2.39%) VPN
8 16 (2.01%) 3GPP
8 16 (2.01%) TCP/IP
9 14 (1.76%) Network Security
10 12 (1.51%) Bluetooth
10 12 (1.51%) ZigBee
11 11 (1.38%) DHCP
12 10 (1.26%) MPLS
13 9 (1.13%) Intranet
13 9 (1.13%) Radio Access Network
14 8 (1.01%) 4G
14 8 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (2.64%) Big Data
3 21 (2.64%) MySQL
3 21 (2.64%) Power BI
4 20 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.76%) Cosmos DB
5 14 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 12 (1.51%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.26%) SAP BW
9 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (0.88%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.88%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (0.75%) GIS
11 6 (0.75%) HBase
11 6 (0.75%) MS Access
11 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (4.77%) Git (software)
2 31 (3.89%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.02%) JIRA
4 15 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 12 (1.51%) Selenium
7 9 (1.13%) Maven
7 9 (1.13%) Protractor
7 9 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.63%) Gradle
9 5 (0.63%) Subversion
9 5 (0.63%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.63%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.50%) Axure RP
10 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.50%) JMeter
10 4 (0.50%) Mocha
10 4 (0.50%) Mockito
10 4 (0.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 131 (16.46%) Finance
2 88 (11.06%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.15%) Marketing
4 32 (4.02%) Legal
5 28 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 24 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (2.39%) Retail
8 16 (2.01%) Aerospace
8 16 (2.01%) German Language
9 15 (1.88%) Electronics
10 14 (1.76%) Billing
11 13 (1.63%) Back Office
12 11 (1.38%) Banking
12 11 (1.38%) Military
13 10 (1.26%) French Language
14 8 (1.01%) Publishing
15 6 (0.75%) Automotive
15 6 (0.75%) Law
16 5 (0.63%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 123 (15.45%) Analyst
2 120 (15.08%) Developer
3 83 (10.43%) Architect
4 45 (5.65%) Project Manager
5 32 (4.02%) Business Analyst
6 31 (3.89%) Consultant
7 26 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (2.89%) Designer
8 23 (2.89%) Software Engineer
9 22 (2.76%) Java Developer
9 22 (2.76%) Software Developer
10 20 (2.51%) IT Manager
11 18 (2.26%) Administrator
12 17 (2.14%) Graduate
12 17 (2.14%) Test Manager
13 14 (1.76%) C++ Developer
13 14 (1.76%) Data Analyst
13 14 (1.76%) IT Analyst
13 14 (1.76%) Network Engineer
14 13 (1.63%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.41%) HTML
2 46 (5.78%) AngularJS
2 46 (5.78%) REST
3 44 (5.53%) Web Services
4 40 (5.03%) .NET
5 38 (4.77%) CSS
6 27 (3.39%) React
7 26 (3.27%) XML
8 24 (3.02%) JSON
9 22 (2.76%) ASP.NET
10 21 (2.64%) RESTful
11 18 (2.26%) Spring
12 16 (2.01%) .NET Framework
13 15 (1.88%) Middleware
14 14 (1.76%) HTML5
14 14 (1.76%) Kafka
15 13 (1.63%) Node.js
15 13 (1.63%) SOAP
16 12 (1.51%) .NET Core
16 12 (1.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 123 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (11.18%) Management Information System
3 43 (5.40%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
5 32 (4.02%) Virtual Team
6 28 (3.52%) Public Cloud
7 21 (2.64%) User Experience
8 18 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 18 (2.26%) Life Science
9 15 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.63%) NHS
11 13 (1.63%) Smart Meter
12 12 (1.51%) Smart Energy
13 11 (1.38%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.26%) PMI
15 9 (1.13%) Clustering
15 9 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
15 9 (1.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.17%) Linux
2 65 (8.17%) Windows
3 25 (3.14%) Unix
4 22 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.88%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.63%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.51%) Android
8 8 (1.01%) Solaris
9 7 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.25%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) CentOS
13 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (31.03%) Computer Science
2 243 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (17.96%) ITIL
4 130 (16.33%) Project Management
5 99 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (11.43%) Mathematics
7 78 (9.80%) Decision-Making
8 76 (9.55%) Scrum
9 74 (9.30%) Analytics
9 74 (9.30%) PRINCE2
10 72 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 69 (8.67%) DevOps
12 67 (8.42%) Test Automation
13 58 (7.29%) Software Engineering
14 55 (6.91%) Configuration Management
15 54 (6.78%) Service Management
16 52 (6.53%) Business Analysis
17 51 (6.41%) Migration
18 49 (6.16%) Change Management
18 49 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 90 (11.31%) SQL
2 75 (9.42%) JavaScript
3 69 (8.67%) Java
3 69 (8.67%) Python
4 58 (7.29%) C#
5 53 (6.66%) C
6 45 (5.65%) C++
7 19 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.88%) Perl
8 15 (1.88%) PHP
9 14 (1.76%) Embedded C
9 14 (1.76%) R
10 12 (1.51%) PowerShell
11 11 (1.38%) VBA
12 9 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.88%) ABAP
13 7 (0.88%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 130 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 105 (13.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (10.68%) SC Cleared
4 51 (6.41%) Master's Degree
5 46 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (3.77%) ISTQB
8 29 (3.64%) PMI Certification
9 28 (3.52%) ISEB
10 27 (3.39%) CISSP
10 27 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
11 23 (2.89%) CCNA
11 23 (2.89%) DV Cleared
11 23 (2.89%) MCSE
12 22 (2.76%) PhD
12 22 (2.76%) PMP
12 22 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 20 (2.51%) CISM
14 19 (2.39%) HND
15 17 (2.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (8.67%) QA
2 24 (3.02%) PMO
3 22 (2.76%) SLA
4 17 (2.14%) COBIT
5 16 (2.01%) GDPR
6 15 (1.88%) MISRA
7 13 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (1.13%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.75%) NIST
12 4 (0.50%) GxP
12 4 (0.50%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.50%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.50%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.38%) GMP
13 3 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
13 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 3 (0.38%) MISRA C
System Software
1 35 (4.40%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.52%) Docker
3 16 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.88%) Firmware
5 13 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.13%) HDFS
7 7 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.50%) OpenAM
10 3 (0.38%) vSphere
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.13%) NDS
12 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (2.14%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (0.88%) Ansible
4 6 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.75%) Puppet
5 5 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.63%) Nessus
5 5 (0.63%) SCCM
6 4 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.38%) IBM Guardium
7 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.38%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.38%) SCOM
7 3 (0.38%) Terraform
7 3 (0.38%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 2 (0.25%) Consul
8 2 (0.25%) Istio
8 2 (0.25%) Mesos
8 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 1 (0.13%) Cacti
Vendors
1 156 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.41%) SAP
3 44 (5.53%) Oracle
4 36 (4.52%) Cisco
5 30 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (3.39%) VMware
7 25 (3.14%) Google
8 22 (2.76%) Adobe
9 17 (2.14%) Tableau
10 15 (1.88%) HP
11 13 (1.63%) Splunk
12 12 (1.51%) Citrix
12 12 (1.51%) Juniper
13 11 (1.38%) Remedy
14 10 (1.26%) Xamarin
15 9 (1.13%) BT
15 9 (1.13%) ServiceNow
16 8 (1.01%) IBM
17 7 (0.88%) Workday
18 6 (0.75%) Dell