Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 7 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 West
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 60 64
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 198 233 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 4.06% 3.71% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.10% 11.79% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 130 93
Median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £291 £290 £220
90th Percentile £654 £589 £525
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +56.36% -36.05%
10th Percentile £17.00 £31.49 £11.80
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.60
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.29
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.35% +13.02%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,783 1,977 1,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 36.57% 31.45% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,107 1,176 795
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £228
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 130 72
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +40.35% -25.97%
10th Percentile £19.00 £17.45 £16.52
90th Percentile £51.48 £52.50 £46.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 7 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
Bristol +24 51 £418 +4.38% 84
Devon -3 44 £614 +53.50% 24
Wiltshire +13 39 £465 -2.11% 21
Gloucestershire -1 33 £450 -6.05% 31
Somerset +4 20 £425 +9.68% 37
Dorset -6 7 - - 21
Cornwall +9 2 £110 -72.50% 7
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 7 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.29%) Computer Science
3 57 (28.79%) Java
4 54 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 52 (26.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 49 (24.75%) Security Cleared
7 48 (24.24%) JavaScript
8 44 (22.22%) AWS
9 43 (21.72%) Scrum
10 37 (18.69%) Node.js
11 36 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 35 (17.68%) Git (software)
13 33 (16.67%) Finance
14 32 (16.16%) SC Cleared
15 31 (15.66%) Mentoring
15 31 (15.66%) C#
16 30 (15.15%) C++
16 30 (15.15%) HTML
16 30 (15.15%) SQL
16 30 (15.15%) Web Services
16 30 (15.15%) Azure
17 29 (14.65%) CSS
18 28 (14.14%) C
18 28 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
19 27 (13.64%) Aerospace
19 27 (13.64%) Mathematics
19 27 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (11.62%) AngularJS
21 23 (11.62%) .NET

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (7.58%) Apache Spark
2 14 (7.07%) Apache
3 4 (2.02%) CMS
3 4 (2.02%) Confluence
3 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.52%) Moodle
5 2 (1.01%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.51%) Appian
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.53%) Photoshop
3 4 (2.02%) Simulink
4 3 (1.52%) 3ds Max
4 3 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.52%) CINEMA 4D
4 3 (1.52%) InVision
4 3 (1.52%) Sketch
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.01%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.51%) FreeHand
6 1 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.01%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.22%) AWS
2 30 (15.15%) Azure
3 12 (6.06%) GCP
4 9 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.53%) PaaS
5 5 (2.53%) SaaS
6 4 (2.02%) Office 365
6 4 (2.02%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.01%) AWS Fargate
7 2 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Force.com
8 1 (0.51%) GitHub
8 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.10%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.59%) Ethernet
3 9 (4.55%) RS-232
3 9 (4.55%) RS-485
4 6 (3.03%) Firewall
5 5 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.02%) LAN
6 4 (2.02%) VPN
7 3 (1.52%) Wireless
8 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.01%) IPsec
8 2 (1.01%) IPv4
8 2 (1.01%) IPv6
8 2 (1.01%) MPLS
8 2 (1.01%) OSPF
8 2 (1.01%) RSVP
8 2 (1.01%) SCTP
8 2 (1.01%) Skype
8 2 (1.01%) VLAN
8 2 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.08%) Big Data
2 13 (6.57%) Hadoop
3 12 (6.06%) Apache Hive
3 12 (6.06%) HBase
4 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.02%) DB2
5 4 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.01%) GIS
7 2 (1.01%) MS Access
7 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.01%) QGIS
7 2 (1.01%) QlikView
7 2 (1.01%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.51%) MySQL
8 1 (0.51%) Power BI
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (17.68%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 17 (8.59%) NetBeans
3 17 (8.59%) Visual Studio
4 14 (7.07%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.57%) JIRA
6 12 (6.06%) IBM UrbanCode
6 12 (6.06%) Maven
6 12 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.03%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.52%) LabVIEW
9 2 (1.01%) git-flow
9 2 (1.01%) RSpec
10 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.51%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.51%) JUnit
10 1 (0.51%) MSTest
10 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 33 (16.67%) Finance
2 27 (13.64%) Aerospace
3 22 (11.11%) Military
4 19 (9.60%) Public Sector
5 10 (5.05%) Manufacturing
6 8 (4.04%) Banking
7 7 (3.54%) Legal
8 6 (3.03%) Marketing
9 5 (2.53%) Retail
10 4 (2.02%) Electronics
10 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
11 3 (1.52%) Housing Association
11 3 (1.52%) Local Government
12 2 (1.01%) Avionics
13 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.51%) Law
13 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.51%) Publishing
13 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (23.74%) Developer
2 19 (9.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 15 (7.58%) Analyst
3 15 (7.58%) Architect
4 14 (7.07%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.06%) Big Data Engineer
6 12 (6.06%) Data Engineer
7 10 (5.05%) Software Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.54%) Designer
9 7 (3.54%) Network Architect
10 6 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.53%) Consultant
12 4 (2.02%) Coordinator
12 4 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.02%) Systems Test Engineer
12 4 (2.02%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.69%) Node.js
2 30 (15.15%) HTML
2 30 (15.15%) Web Services
3 29 (14.65%) CSS
4 23 (11.62%) .NET
4 23 (11.62%) AngularJS
5 17 (8.59%) Qt
6 16 (8.08%) ActiveX
6 16 (8.08%) DirectX
6 16 (8.08%) Leaflet
6 16 (8.08%) MFC
6 16 (8.08%) OpenGL
7 14 (7.07%) Kafka
8 8 (4.04%) React
9 6 (3.03%) J2EE
10 4 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.02%) REST
10 4 (2.02%) XML
11 3 (1.52%) RESTful
11 3 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.05%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.03%) User Experience
6 5 (2.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (2.53%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.52%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.01%) AS400
8 2 (1.01%) Lidar
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Photography
8 2 (1.01%) PKI
8 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) VHDL
9 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.62%) Windows
2 22 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (2.02%) Unix
4 3 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.01%) Android
5 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) CentOS
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (39.90%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.29%) Computer Science
3 54 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 43 (21.72%) Scrum
5 31 (15.66%) Mentoring
6 28 (14.14%) Problem-Solving
7 27 (13.64%) Mathematics
8 24 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (11.11%) Project Management
10 21 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (10.61%) TDD
11 19 (9.60%) Front End Development
11 19 (9.60%) Test Automation
12 18 (9.09%) Coaching
12 18 (9.09%) DevOps
13 17 (8.59%) Analytics
14 16 (8.08%) Open Source
14 16 (8.08%) Systems Engineering
15 14 (7.07%) Data Modelling
15 14 (7.07%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.79%) Java
2 48 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.66%) C#
4 30 (15.15%) C++
4 30 (15.15%) SQL
5 28 (14.14%) C
6 17 (8.59%) Python
7 16 (8.08%) GLSL
7 16 (8.08%) HLSL
8 12 (6.06%) Scala
9 6 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.02%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.01%) Ruby
12 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.01%) VBA
13 1 (0.51%) F#
13 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (26.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 49 (24.75%) Security Cleared
3 32 (16.16%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.08%) DV Cleared
5 9 (4.55%) HND
6 7 (3.54%) Master's Degree
6 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.03%) ISEB
8 5 (2.53%) HNC
9 4 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (1.52%) CISSP
10 3 (1.52%) GIAC
10 3 (1.52%) SSCP
11 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.01%) CCDP
11 2 (1.01%) CCNA
11 2 (1.01%) CCNP
11 2 (1.01%) MCAD
11 2 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (2.02%) DO-254
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.51%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) NCSC
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (6.06%) HDFS
2 3 (1.52%) Firmware
3 2 (1.01%) Docker
4 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (6.06%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) Ansible
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.51%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.57%) Oracle
3 12 (6.06%) Hortonworks
4 8 (4.04%) SAP
5 7 (3.54%) Google
6 4 (2.02%) MathWorks
7 3 (1.52%) Adobe
7 3 (1.52%) Siemens
7 3 (1.52%) Vectorworks
8 2 (1.01%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.01%) ESRI
8 2 (1.01%) IBM
8 2 (1.01%) MAPICS
8 2 (1.01%) NEC
8 2 (1.01%) Nokia
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.01%) Sybase
9 1 (0.51%) Telerik
9 1 (0.51%) VMware