Period
to 20 November 2019

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 November 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 42 42
Rank change year-on-year -26 0 +18
Contract jobs citing Degree 219 294 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.38% 4.67% 4.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.63% 15.13% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 125 133
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £273 £279
90th Percentile £600 £575 £534
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 25
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -15.73%
10th Percentile £23.75 £35.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +17.19% +17.84%

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 2,275 1,943 1,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 35.11% 30.85% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,349 1,003 858
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £308 £273 £216
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 122 103
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.13% +10.75% +36.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.75 £53.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -3.38%

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 November 2019.

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 November 2019.

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 November 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
Bristol +8 70 £425 +13.33% 101
Wiltshire -13 45 £500 -4.76% 44
Gloucestershire +6 41 £450 -5.26% 82
Devon -18 29 £400 -11.11% 48
Somerset -11 19 £375 -6.25% 25
Dorset -1 10 £425 -15.00% 56
Cornwall -13 1 - - 10
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 73 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (29.22%) Security Cleared
3 57 (26.03%) Microsoft
4 53 (24.20%) Computer Science
5 51 (23.29%) Software Engineering
6 46 (21.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 45 (20.55%) SC Cleared
8 40 (18.26%) Windows
9 39 (17.81%) JavaScript
9 39 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (16.89%) C++
11 36 (16.44%) Linux
12 35 (15.98%) C#
12 35 (15.98%) Java
12 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
13 33 (15.07%) Scrum
14 32 (14.61%) SQL
14 32 (14.61%) ITIL
14 32 (14.61%) Public Sector
15 31 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (13.24%) .NET
16 29 (13.24%) Aerospace
17 28 (12.79%) Mathematics
18 26 (11.87%) Finance
19 24 (10.96%) Web Services
19 24 (10.96%) Node.js
20 23 (10.50%) Embedded Systems
20 23 (10.50%) Visual Studio
20 23 (10.50%) Project Management
21 22 (10.05%) Configuration Management

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 7 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.74%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.28%) Apache
4 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.37%) Confluence
6 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.46%) JBoss
7 1 (0.46%) Moodle
7 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.46%) SAS
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.46%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.85%) Azure
2 14 (6.39%) Office 365
3 12 (5.48%) AWS
4 5 (2.28%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.83%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.83%) Serverless
6 3 (1.37%) SaaS
7 2 (0.91%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.91%) PaaS
7 2 (0.91%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.46%) GCP
8 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.13%) Ethernet
3 11 (5.02%) RS-232
3 11 (5.02%) RS-485
4 8 (3.65%) Internet
5 7 (3.20%) Firewall
6 6 (2.74%) Network Security
7 5 (2.28%) Skype
8 4 (1.83%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.83%) Wireless
9 3 (1.37%) BGP
9 3 (1.37%) DHCP
9 3 (1.37%) DNS
9 3 (1.37%) WAN
10 2 (0.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.91%) LAN
10 2 (0.91%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.02%) Big Data
3 6 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.83%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.37%) Power BI
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.91%) DB2
6 2 (0.91%) HBase
6 2 (0.91%) MS Access
6 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.50%) Visual Studio
3 21 (9.59%) Eclipse
4 17 (7.76%) NetBeans
5 7 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.20%) Maven
5 7 (3.20%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (2.28%) Moq
7 4 (1.83%) Ant
7 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.83%) JIRA
7 4 (1.83%) Subversion
8 3 (1.37%) CircleCI
8 3 (1.37%) JBehave
8 3 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.91%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.91%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.46%) Gradle
10 1 (0.46%) TestRail
General
1 32 (14.61%) Public Sector
2 29 (13.24%) Aerospace
3 26 (11.87%) Finance
4 22 (10.05%) Military
5 15 (6.85%) Manufacturing
6 11 (5.02%) Marketing
7 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
8 7 (3.20%) Electronics
9 6 (2.74%) Avionics
10 5 (2.28%) Legal
11 4 (1.83%) Local Government
12 3 (1.37%) Law
13 2 (0.91%) Advertising
13 2 (0.91%) Banking
13 2 (0.91%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.46%) French Language
14 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (17.81%) Developer
2 25 (11.42%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (9.59%) Software Engineer
4 16 (7.31%) Analyst
4 16 (7.31%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (6.39%) Architect
5 14 (6.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 11 (5.02%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.11%) Graduate
8 8 (3.65%) Administrator
8 8 (3.65%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.20%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.20%) Security Advisor
10 6 (2.74%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.28%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.28%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.28%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.24%) .NET
2 24 (10.96%) Node.js
2 24 (10.96%) Web Services
3 17 (7.76%) Qt
3 17 (7.76%) React
4 15 (6.85%) ActiveX
4 15 (6.85%) DirectX
4 15 (6.85%) MFC
4 15 (6.85%) OpenGL
5 13 (5.94%) XML
6 12 (5.48%) CSS
7 9 (4.11%) HTML
7 9 (4.11%) RabbitMQ
8 7 (3.20%) Kafka
8 7 (3.20%) Spring
9 6 (2.74%) Redux
9 6 (2.74%) Sass
10 5 (2.28%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.28%) WPF
11 4 (1.83%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.50%) Embedded Systems
3 17 (7.76%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.76%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.65%) Algorithms
5 7 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.74%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.28%) Clustering
7 5 (2.28%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.28%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.83%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 4 (1.83%) Social Media
9 3 (1.37%) Life Science
9 3 (1.37%) User Experience
10 2 (0.91%) AS400
10 2 (0.91%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.91%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.91%) NHS
10 2 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.26%) Windows
2 36 (16.44%) Linux
3 10 (4.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.65%) Unix
5 6 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.37%) Solaris
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.46%) Android
8 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.46%) CentOS
8 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (24.20%) Computer Science
3 51 (23.29%) Software Engineering
4 39 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (15.07%) Scrum
6 32 (14.61%) ITIL
7 28 (12.79%) Mathematics
8 23 (10.50%) Project Management
9 22 (10.05%) Configuration Management
10 17 (7.76%) Project Delivery
11 15 (6.85%) DevOps
11 15 (6.85%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.39%) Web Development
13 13 (5.94%) Information Security
14 11 (5.02%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (5.02%) SDLC
14 11 (5.02%) Systems Engineering
15 10 (4.57%) Validation
16 9 (4.11%) Data Modelling
16 9 (4.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.81%) JavaScript
2 37 (16.89%) C++
3 35 (15.98%) C#
3 35 (15.98%) Java
4 32 (14.61%) SQL
5 21 (9.59%) C
6 16 (7.31%) Python
7 15 (6.85%) GLSL
7 15 (6.85%) HLSL
8 13 (5.94%) TypeScript
9 9 (4.11%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.74%) Scala
12 4 (1.83%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.83%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.37%) Assembly Language
13 3 (1.37%) VBA
14 2 (0.91%) VBScript
15 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 64 (29.22%) Security Cleared
2 46 (21.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 45 (20.55%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.48%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.02%) HND
6 10 (4.57%) CISSP
7 8 (3.65%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.20%) ISEB
9 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.28%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.83%) CISM
12 3 (1.37%) CCNA
12 3 (1.37%) CCNP
12 3 (1.37%) HNC
12 3 (1.37%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.37%) MCP
13 2 (0.91%) MCSA
13 2 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.68%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) COSHH
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.46%) DO-254
4 1 (0.46%) IEC 61131
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) NCSC
4 1 (0.46%) NIST
4 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (4.57%) Docker
2 6 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 6 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.91%) HDFS
4 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.46%) Firmware
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.46%) Samba
5 1 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.57%) SCCM
3 5 (2.28%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.83%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.37%) Terraform
6 2 (0.91%) Ansible
6 2 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.91%) Puppet
6 2 (0.91%) SCOM
6 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.02%) Oracle
3 8 (3.65%) VMware
4 7 (3.20%) Cisco
4 7 (3.20%) SAP
5 5 (2.28%) F5
5 5 (2.28%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.83%) Intel
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.37%) Citrix
7 3 (1.37%) Google
7 3 (1.37%) McAfee
8 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.91%) Forcepoint
8 2 (0.91%) Hortonworks
8 2 (0.91%) MAPICS
8 2 (0.91%) Splunk
8 2 (0.91%) Tableau
9 1 (0.46%) Facebook
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter