Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 54 48
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 247 191 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.44% 3.32% 3.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.60% 10.77% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 126 162
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £277 £269 £263
90th Percentile £535 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 27
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £44.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.61% +12.82% +4.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £20.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £67.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £31.66 £27.33 £33.55
% change year-on-year +15.84% -18.55% +12.02%

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 1583 1773 2002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.44% 30.85% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1088 1250
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.43%
10th Percentile £215 £239 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 105 128
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -30.60% +13.21%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £50.55
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire +29 70 £425 +17.24% 9
Bristol -10 65 £363 -9.38% 31
Devon -1 39 £425 +6.25% 2
Dorset +20 21 £375 -6.25% 10
Somerset +11 18 £360 - 5
Gloucestershire 0 14 £425 +7.94% 10
Cornwall - 3 - - 1
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Degree.

1 81 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 76 (30.77%) Computer Science
3 71 (28.74%) Finance
4 63 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (23.08%) Project Management
6 54 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (21.46%) SC Cleared
8 51 (20.65%) Management Information System
9 42 (17.00%) Microsoft
10 38 (15.38%) ITIL
11 36 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (14.57%) Telecoms
12 34 (13.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 32 (12.96%) SQL
14 29 (11.74%) HTML
15 28 (11.34%) CSS
15 28 (11.34%) Document Management
16 27 (10.93%) PRINCE2
17 26 (10.53%) SharePoint
17 26 (10.53%) Java
17 26 (10.53%) Scrum
18 25 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (10.12%) Manufacturing
18 25 (10.12%) JavaScript
19 24 (9.72%) SAP
19 24 (9.72%) Linux
19 24 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (9.72%) Programme Management
19 24 (9.72%) Marketing
20 23 (9.31%) Electronics

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 26 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.07%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (3.64%) CMS
3 9 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (3.24%) Confluence
5 6 (2.43%) SAS
6 4 (1.62%) Apache
7 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.81%) Drupal
8 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.81%) IIS
8 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.81%) WordPress
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (8.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.21%) SPSS
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.40%) InDesign
7 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Lawson
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 2 (0.81%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.40%) iTrent
2 1 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle iSupplier
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.40%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.81%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.05%) Firewall
1 10 (4.05%) SMS
2 9 (3.64%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (3.24%) Network Security
4 6 (2.43%) VLAN
5 5 (2.02%) SAN
6 4 (1.62%) Internet
6 4 (1.62%) Intranet
6 4 (1.62%) LAN
7 3 (1.21%) PCoIP
7 3 (1.21%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.21%) WAN
8 2 (0.81%) 3G
8 2 (0.81%) 4G
8 2 (0.81%) NAS
8 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.81%) VPN
8 2 (0.81%) WebEx
8 2 (0.81%) WLAN
9 1 (0.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.43%) Data Mining
3 6 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.21%) MySQL
5 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.81%) Firebird
6 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.40%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.40%) MS Access
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (5.67%) JIRA
2 13 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.86%) Eclipse
4 11 (4.45%) NetBeans
5 10 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.62%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.62%) JUnit
7 4 (1.62%) Maven
7 4 (1.62%) Selenium
8 3 (1.21%) Ant
8 3 (1.21%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.21%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.21%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.81%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.81%) Subversion
9 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.40%) JBehave
General
1 71 (28.74%) Finance
2 36 (14.57%) Telecoms
3 25 (10.12%) Manufacturing
4 24 (9.72%) Marketing
5 23 (9.31%) Electronics
6 20 (8.10%) Banking
7 16 (6.48%) Military
8 10 (4.05%) Aerospace
9 6 (2.43%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.43%) Legal
9 6 (2.43%) Retail
10 5 (2.02%) Automotive
11 4 (1.62%) Publishing
12 3 (1.21%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.81%) Billing
13 2 (0.81%) Games
13 2 (0.81%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.81%) Law
14 1 (0.40%) Back Office
14 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (21.46%) Developer
2 40 (16.19%) Analyst
3 17 (6.88%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.48%) SharePoint Developer
4 16 (6.48%) Software Engineer
5 15 (6.07%) Consultant
6 13 (5.26%) Architect
6 13 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (4.45%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.05%) C++ Developer
9 9 (3.64%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.24%) Configuration Manager
10 8 (3.24%) Incident Manager
10 8 (3.24%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.24%) Senior SharePoint Developer
11 7 (2.83%) C++ Software Developer
11 7 (2.83%) Delivery Manager
11 7 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (11.74%) HTML
2 28 (11.34%) CSS
3 8 (3.24%) .NET
4 7 (2.83%) Web Services
5 6 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.43%) XML
6 5 (2.02%) JRuby
7 4 (1.62%) CSS3
7 4 (1.62%) HTML5
7 4 (1.62%) Middleware
7 4 (1.62%) REST
7 4 (1.62%) Spring
8 3 (1.21%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.21%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.21%) jQuery
9 2 (0.81%) Ember.js
9 2 (0.81%) React
9 2 (0.81%) SOAP
9 2 (0.81%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 54 (21.86%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (20.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (7.29%) User Experience
5 14 (5.67%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.83%) PMI
7 6 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.02%) NHS
9 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.21%) Replication
10 3 (1.21%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.81%) Fintech
11 2 (0.81%) PKI
11 2 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.81%) W3C
12 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.72%) Linux
2 22 (8.91%) Windows
3 14 (5.67%) Unix
4 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.21%) VMS
4 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.40%) Solaris
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.08%) Project Management
3 38 (15.38%) ITIL
4 36 (14.57%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (11.34%) Document Management
6 27 (10.93%) PRINCE2
7 26 (10.53%) Scrum
8 25 (10.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (9.72%) Programme Management
10 23 (9.31%) Mentoring
11 22 (8.91%) Analytics
11 22 (8.91%) Mathematics
11 22 (8.91%) Workflow
12 21 (8.50%) Content Management
12 21 (8.50%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.50%) Validation
13 19 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (7.69%) Enterprise Content Management
14 18 (7.29%) Release Management
15 17 (6.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.96%) SQL
2 26 (10.53%) Java
3 25 (10.12%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.31%) C++
5 12 (4.86%) C#
5 12 (4.86%) Python
6 9 (3.64%) VBA
7 7 (2.83%) Ruby
8 6 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.02%) R
10 4 (1.62%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.81%) Ada
12 2 (0.81%) CQL
12 2 (0.81%) Delphi
12 2 (0.81%) Perl
12 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.81%) VBScript
13 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 81 (32.79%) Security Cleared
2 53 (21.46%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
5 18 (7.29%) DV Cleared
6 14 (5.67%) CISSP
7 11 (4.45%) HND
7 11 (4.45%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (3.64%) PMI Certification
9 8 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (3.24%) CISM
9 8 (3.24%) Master's Degree
10 6 (2.43%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (2.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (2.43%) ISEB
10 6 (2.43%) Security+ Certification
11 5 (2.02%) HNC
12 4 (1.62%) CITP
12 4 (1.62%) PMP
12 4 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) QA
2 13 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.05%) PMO
4 8 (3.24%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.02%) GDPR
6 4 (1.62%) SLA
7 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.81%) HL7
8 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.40%) FINREP
9 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.40%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.62%) Docker
2 4 (1.62%) Xen
3 3 (1.21%) Firmware
3 3 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) HDFS
5 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) Packer
2 1 (0.40%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Kibana
2 1 (0.40%) logstash
2 1 (0.40%) Nessus
2 1 (0.40%) Nmap
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.72%) SAP
3 19 (7.69%) Nintex
4 11 (4.45%) Oracle
5 7 (2.83%) Cisco
6 5 (2.02%) Citrix
7 4 (1.62%) Blue Prism
7 4 (1.62%) IBM
7 4 (1.62%) Juniper
7 4 (1.62%) Siemens
7 4 (1.62%) WSO2
8 3 (1.21%) Adobe
8 3 (1.21%) Teradata
9 2 (0.81%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.81%) EMC
9 2 (0.81%) Google
9 2 (0.81%) HP
9 2 (0.81%) Infor
9 2 (0.81%) Nortel
9 2 (0.81%) VMware