Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 242 238 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.14% 4.33% 3.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.35% 14.29% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 130 135
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £269
90th Percentile £573 £590 £512
England median daily rate £460 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 16
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £35.49 £15.13 £21.88
90th Percentile £47.75 £49.38 £48.13
England median hourly rate £38.50 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.31% +16.36% -12.53%

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 1,686 1,666 1,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.86% 30.31% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 925 1,098
South West median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +1.91%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £575 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 118 98
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £40.25 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +17.52% -14.38%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.93 £20.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.65 £27.50 £25.12
% change year-on-year -14.00% +9.47% +11.64%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the South West

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the South West over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor 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 20 September 2018. 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 -9 62 £325 -18.75% 152
Devon +9 46 £350 -12.50% 42
Cornwall +16 40 £363 - 8
Wiltshire -30 31 £500 +10.74% 37
Gloucestershire +3 25 £450 +20.00% 37
Somerset +2 17 £413 +19.57% 46
Dorset -11 12 £500 +14.29% 39
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (27.69%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (24.38%) Problem-Solving
4 58 (23.97%) Microsoft
5 56 (23.14%) Computer Science
6 47 (19.42%) Visualisation
7 46 (19.01%) Data Visualisation
8 42 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 41 (16.94%) Finance
10 39 (16.12%) Games
11 37 (15.29%) Security Cleared
12 36 (14.88%) Time Management
12 36 (14.88%) Postgraduate
13 34 (14.05%) SQL
14 33 (13.64%) HTML
14 33 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
15 32 (13.22%) Python
16 30 (12.40%) SQL Server
16 30 (12.40%) Project Management
17 29 (11.98%) Scrum
18 28 (11.57%) C#
18 28 (11.57%) JavaScript
19 25 (10.33%) Windows
20 24 (9.92%) CSS
20 24 (9.92%) ITIL
20 24 (9.92%) Management Information System
21 23 (9.50%) .NET
21 23 (9.50%) SC Cleared
22 22 (9.09%) Software Engineering
22 22 (9.09%) Instructional Design

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 10 (4.13%) Confluence
2 9 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.07%) Apache Qpid
3 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.65%) CMS
5 3 (1.24%) SAS
6 2 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.41%) nginx
7 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.89%) InVision
5 6 (2.48%) Photoshop
6 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.83%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.41%) InDesign
8 1 (0.41%) Pixate
8 1 (0.41%) Simulink
8 1 (0.41%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Primavera
1 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.72%) Office 365
2 7 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.48%) npm
4 5 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.65%) SaaS
6 3 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.24%) Slack
6 3 (1.24%) Trello
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.83%) IaaS
7 2 (0.83%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) Firewall
2 7 (2.89%) Network Security
3 4 (1.65%) DHCP
3 4 (1.65%) DNS
3 4 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (1.65%) NAS
3 4 (1.65%) NetScaler
3 4 (1.65%) SAN
3 4 (1.65%) VLAN
4 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.83%) BGP
5 2 (0.83%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.83%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.83%) MPLS
5 2 (0.83%) Tactical Data Link
5 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.83%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.13%) MySQL
4 9 (3.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.24%) Big Data
6 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.24%) Power BI
7 2 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.41%) MS Access
8 1 (0.41%) OLAP
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.41%) QlikView
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (8.68%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.02%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.37%) JIRA
4 10 (4.13%) JUnit
5 8 (3.31%) Maven
5 8 (3.31%) Selenium
6 7 (2.89%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.89%) NUnit
6 7 (2.89%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.89%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.48%) Bitbucket
7 6 (2.48%) CruiseControl
7 6 (2.48%) Hudson
7 6 (2.48%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.24%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.24%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.83%) ERwin
10 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (16.94%) Finance
2 39 (16.12%) Games
3 12 (4.96%) Marketing
4 11 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 10 (4.13%) Electronics
6 8 (3.31%) Back Office
7 7 (2.89%) Advertising
7 7 (2.89%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.89%) Retail
7 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.48%) Legal
9 2 (0.83%) Automotive
9 2 (0.83%) Military
10 1 (0.41%) Avionics
10 1 (0.41%) Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Local Government
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (19.42%) Developer
2 39 (16.12%) Analyst
3 21 (8.68%) Designer
4 15 (6.20%) Business Analyst
5 12 (4.96%) Architect
6 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.13%) IT Engineer
7 10 (4.13%) Senior IT Engineer
7 10 (4.13%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
7 10 (4.13%) Web Developer
8 8 (3.31%) Games Designer
8 8 (3.31%) Games Developer
8 8 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 7 (2.89%) Graduate
9 7 (2.89%) Junior
9 7 (2.89%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.48%) Administrator
10 6 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.64%) HTML
2 24 (9.92%) CSS
3 23 (9.50%) .NET
4 12 (4.96%) jQuery
5 10 (4.13%) HTML5
6 9 (3.72%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.72%) REST
6 9 (3.72%) XML
7 8 (3.31%) ASP.NET
7 8 (3.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 7 (2.89%) Gherkin
9 6 (2.48%) Node.js
9 6 (2.48%) Sass
9 6 (2.48%) SOAP
9 6 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (2.07%) Laravel
10 5 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (2.07%) Semantic UI
10 5 (2.07%) Web Services
10 5 (2.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (27.69%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (23.14%) Computer Science
3 24 (9.92%) Management Information System
4 19 (7.85%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (6.61%) User Experience
6 5 (2.07%) Social Media
7 4 (1.65%) Clustering
7 4 (1.65%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.65%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.65%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.24%) NHS
8 3 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.83%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.83%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.33%) Windows
2 21 (8.68%) Linux
2 21 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.24%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Android
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (24.38%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (19.42%) Visualisation
4 46 (19.01%) Data Visualisation
5 36 (14.88%) Time Management
6 33 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
7 30 (12.40%) Project Management
8 29 (11.98%) Scrum
9 24 (9.92%) ITIL
10 22 (9.09%) Instructional Design
10 22 (9.09%) Software Engineering
11 19 (7.85%) Coaching
11 19 (7.85%) Mathematics
12 16 (6.61%) Infographics
12 16 (6.61%) Workflow
13 14 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.79%) Critical Thinking
13 14 (5.79%) CRM
14 12 (4.96%) ERP
14 12 (4.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.05%) SQL
2 32 (13.22%) Python
3 28 (11.57%) C#
3 28 (11.57%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.68%) PHP
5 12 (4.96%) C++
6 11 (4.55%) Java
6 11 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.31%) Perl
8 7 (2.89%) C
8 7 (2.89%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.65%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.65%) R
9 4 (1.65%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.24%) Go
10 3 (1.24%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.24%) VB
11 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (17.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 37 (15.29%) Security Cleared
3 36 (14.88%) Postgraduate
4 23 (9.50%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.13%) Master's Degree
6 8 (3.31%) CCNA
6 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.89%) CISSP
8 6 (2.48%) MBA
9 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.65%) CCNP
10 4 (1.65%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.65%) CREST Certified
10 4 (1.65%) HND
10 4 (1.65%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.65%) RHCE
11 3 (1.24%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.55%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) GDPR
3 2 (0.83%) ARP4754
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) DO-254
4 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.13%) Docker
3 8 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.89%) XenApp
5 5 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.65%) Firmware
6 4 (1.65%) vSphere
6 4 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.72%) Puppet
3 8 (3.31%) Ansible
4 5 (2.07%) Nagios
4 5 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.83%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
7 1 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.41%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 58 (23.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.37%) VMware
3 9 (3.72%) Cisco
4 7 (2.89%) Citrix
5 6 (2.48%) Cadence
5 6 (2.48%) Google
6 5 (2.07%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.07%) SAP
6 5 (2.07%) Zend
7 4 (1.65%) EMC
7 4 (1.65%) Juniper
7 4 (1.65%) NetApp
7 4 (1.65%) Oracle
7 4 (1.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.24%) Apple
8 3 (1.24%) CommVault
8 3 (1.24%) Facebook
8 3 (1.24%) IBM
8 3 (1.24%) McAfee
8 3 (1.24%) Splunk