Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 53 47
Rank change year-on-year -23 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 139 194 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.72% 3.65% 4.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.98% 11.15% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 138 150
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £172 £263
90th Percentile £525 £579 £526
England median daily rate £455 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +6.22% +0.79% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 27
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.47% +14.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £11.40 £20.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.68 £65.50 £44.50
England median hourly rate £37.50 £30.87 £35.00
% change year-on-year +21.49% -11.81% +21.99%

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 1,393 1,740 1,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.24% 32.72% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 1,145 1,216
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 148 149
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £39.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.39% -5.42% +12.04%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +7 59 £450 +20.00% 119
Devon -8 25 £425 -5.56% 22
Wiltshire -31 15 £450 +1.69% 28
Gloucestershire -12 11 £500 +25.00% 49
Somerset -1 10 £450 +20.00% 23
Dorset -11 7 £214 -41.24% 33
Cornwall -3 5 £263 -68.93% 14
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
5 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 22 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
7 20 (14.39%) SQL
7 20 (14.39%) Project Management
8 19 (13.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 17 (12.23%) Java
9 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
10 16 (11.51%) ITIL
10 16 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (11.51%) Mathematics
11 15 (10.79%) Coaching
11 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
12 14 (10.07%) C++
12 14 (10.07%) Finance
13 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
14 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
14 12 (8.63%) Python
15 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (7.91%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.91%) Customer Requirements
16 10 (7.19%) Spring
16 10 (7.19%) XML
16 10 (7.19%) Test Scripting
16 10 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (7.19%) Waterfall

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 5 (3.60%) Apache
1 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.88%) Confluence
2 4 (2.88%) SAS
3 2 (1.44%) CMS
3 2 (1.44%) IIS
3 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.44%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.72%) nginx
4 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.72%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.32%) Office 365
3 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.60%) GitHub
4 3 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) Firewall
2 5 (3.60%) HTTP
2 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.16%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.44%) NAS
4 2 (1.44%) SAN
4 2 (1.44%) SMS
5 1 (0.72%) ADSL
5 1 (0.72%) IGMP
5 1 (0.72%) Intranet
5 1 (0.72%) IPsec
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) Multicast
5 1 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.72%) Skype
5 1 (0.72%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.72%) VSAT
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.04%) CouchDB
2 7 (5.04%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.04%) MySQL
2 7 (5.04%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.60%) Neo4j
3 5 (3.60%) Riak
4 4 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.44%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.72%) Endeca
6 1 (0.72%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) JIRA
2 5 (3.60%) git-flow
2 5 (3.60%) Jasmine
2 5 (3.60%) Karma Test Runner
2 5 (3.60%) Mocha
2 5 (3.60%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.72%) GitLab
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
4 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.07%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Retail
3 6 (4.32%) Electronics
3 6 (4.32%) Legal
3 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Marketing
6 2 (1.44%) Military
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Billing
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (21.58%) Developer
2 24 (17.27%) Analyst
3 14 (10.07%) Business Analyst
4 13 (9.35%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.91%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (5.76%) Administrator
7 8 (5.76%) Designer
8 7 (5.04%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (5.04%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.32%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.32%) Project Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Project Leader
9 6 (4.32%) Security Manager
9 6 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.60%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Digital Designer
10 5 (3.60%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) Junior
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.19%) Spring
1 10 (7.19%) XML
2 9 (6.47%) CSS
2 9 (6.47%) HTML
3 7 (5.04%) Apache Wicket
3 7 (5.04%) Play Framework
3 7 (5.04%) REST
3 7 (5.04%) SOAP
3 7 (5.04%) Spring Boot
3 7 (5.04%) Web Services
4 5 (3.60%) DOM
4 5 (3.60%) SAX
4 5 (3.60%) Servlets
4 5 (3.60%) XML Schema
5 4 (2.88%) .NET
6 3 (2.16%) Ajax
7 2 (1.44%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.72%) Django
8 1 (0.72%) jQuery
8 1 (0.72%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.58%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (17.99%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.91%) Management Information System
4 10 (7.19%) User Experience
5 7 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.16%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (2.16%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.16%) NHS
6 3 (2.16%) Robotics
7 2 (1.44%) Acoustics
7 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) CMDB
8 1 (0.72%) FMCG
8 1 (0.72%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Linux
2 8 (5.76%) Windows
3 5 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.88%) Unix
5 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (35.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.30%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (14.39%) Project Management
5 17 (12.23%) Software Engineering
6 16 (11.51%) ITIL
6 16 (11.51%) Mathematics
6 16 (11.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (10.79%) Coaching
7 15 (10.79%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.91%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (7.19%) Test Scripting
9 10 (7.19%) User Stories
9 10 (7.19%) Waterfall
10 9 (6.47%) Business Process Mapping
10 9 (6.47%) Microservices
10 9 (6.47%) Systems Analysis
10 9 (6.47%) TDD
10 9 (6.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.39%) SQL
2 17 (12.23%) Java
3 14 (10.07%) C++
4 12 (8.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.63%) Python
5 9 (6.47%) Ruby
6 8 (5.76%) Scala
7 7 (5.04%) Groovy
8 6 (4.32%) C#
9 5 (3.60%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.88%) C
11 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.16%) Go
11 3 (2.16%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.16%) Perl
11 3 (2.16%) VB
11 3 (2.16%) VBA
12 2 (1.44%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.72%) AWK
13 1 (0.72%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 22 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.47%) CISSP
5 6 (4.32%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (3.60%) CISM
6 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.16%) Master's Degree
7 3 (2.16%) MCSE
8 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.44%) MCP
8 2 (1.44%) MCSA
8 2 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.72%) CISA
9 1 (0.72%) GCIA
9 1 (0.72%) GIAC
9 1 (0.72%) MCDST
9 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.04%) QA
2 5 (3.60%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.60%) GDPR
3 3 (2.16%) SLA
4 2 (1.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.72%) DO-254
5 1 (0.72%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.44%) Xen
3 1 (0.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.72%) Firmware
3 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.72%) vSphere
3 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) FreeIPA
2 1 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (16.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.04%) Blue Prism
3 6 (4.32%) Oracle
4 5 (3.60%) Automation Anywhere
4 5 (3.60%) Capita
5 4 (2.88%) SAP
5 4 (2.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.16%) Cisco
6 3 (2.16%) Citrix
6 3 (2.16%) Google
7 2 (1.44%) BT
7 2 (1.44%) EMC
7 2 (1.44%) Nintex
8 1 (0.72%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.72%) CA
8 1 (0.72%) CommVault
8 1 (0.72%) F5
8 1 (0.72%) NetApp
8 1 (0.72%) PTC
8 1 (0.72%) Tableau