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 3 months to 29 March 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.

Degree
England / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 41 60
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19  
Contract jobs citing Degree 97 119 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.76% 4.09% 3.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.05% 12.45% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 70 54
Median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.30% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 4
Median hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.55 £35.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £43.00 £41.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 805 956 892
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.21% 32.90% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 560 542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -17 25 £383 +2.00% 56
Wiltshire +3 22 £443 +5.35% 16
Devon +7 20 £475 +7.64% 17
Gloucestershire +12 15 £398 -0.62% 9
Somerset +11 6 £388 +72.22% 19
Dorset -5 3 £264 -36.06% 13
Cornwall -4 2 £845 - 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.27%) Security Cleared
3 35 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 32 (17.58%) Finance
5 31 (17.03%) Mathematics
6 26 (14.29%) ITIL
6 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 26 (14.29%) Project Management
7 24 (13.19%) SC Cleared
7 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.64%) User Experience
9 22 (12.09%) HTML
9 22 (12.09%) Java
9 22 (12.09%) SQL
9 22 (12.09%) PRINCE2
10 21 (11.54%) CSS
11 19 (10.44%) Requirements Management
11 19 (10.44%) DV Cleared
12 18 (9.89%) Physics
13 17 (9.34%) C
13 17 (9.34%) Management Information System
14 16 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (8.24%) C++
16 14 (7.69%) JavaScript
16 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
16 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (7.14%) Service Design
17 13 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (7.14%) Validation

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 6 (3.30%) CMS
2 5 (2.75%) Apache
2 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.20%) Alfresco
3 4 (2.20%) SAS
4 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.95%) MS Office
3 6 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.75%) MS Project
5 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.65%) Siemens NX
6 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.10%) Stata
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.55%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.40%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) G Suite
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.40%) Internet
2 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.10%) ATM
4 2 (1.10%) MPLS
4 2 (1.10%) Network Security
4 2 (1.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.55%) DHCP
5 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) Modbus
5 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.55%) RS-232
5 1 (0.55%) RS-485
5 1 (0.55%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.55%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (6.59%) Big Data
3 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 6 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.10%) GIS
8 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.10%) QGIS
8 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.55%) MySQL
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.55%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.55%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.30%) Maven
2 6 (3.30%) Subversion
3 5 (2.75%) Ant
3 5 (2.75%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.20%) JIRA
5 2 (1.10%) JBehave
5 2 (1.10%) JUnit
5 2 (1.10%) Selenium
6 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.55%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (17.58%) Finance
2 11 (6.04%) Marketing
3 8 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.75%) Billing
4 5 (2.75%) Electronics
4 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.20%) Legal
5 4 (2.20%) Military
6 3 (1.65%) Local Government
6 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.65%) Retail
7 2 (1.10%) Automotive
7 2 (1.10%) Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (15.38%) Developer
2 22 (12.09%) Analyst
3 18 (9.89%) Designer
4 16 (8.79%) Architect
5 15 (8.24%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.04%) Java Developer
6 11 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (5.49%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.95%) UX Designer
9 8 (4.40%) User Researcher
10 5 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Consultant
10 5 (2.75%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 5 (2.75%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.20%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.20%) Senior Manager
11 4 (2.20%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.20%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.20%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.09%) HTML
2 21 (11.54%) CSS
3 10 (5.49%) Spring
4 7 (3.85%) XML
5 6 (3.30%) HTML5
6 5 (2.75%) .NET
6 5 (2.75%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.65%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.65%) CSS3
7 3 (1.65%) Middleware
7 3 (1.65%) Web Services
8 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.10%) REST
8 2 (1.10%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.10%) WCF
8 2 (1.10%) WPF
9 1 (0.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 23 (12.64%) User Experience
3 17 (9.34%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 7 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.85%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.30%) CESG
8 5 (2.75%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.65%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.10%) BYOD
10 2 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.10%) PKI
10 2 (1.10%) PMI
10 2 (1.10%) RIA
10 2 (1.10%) VHDL
11 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.95%) Windows
2 8 (4.40%) Linux
3 7 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.30%) Unix
5 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.10%) Solaris
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (17.03%) Mathematics
3 26 (14.29%) ITIL
3 26 (14.29%) Project Management
4 24 (13.19%) Software Engineering
5 22 (12.09%) PRINCE2
6 19 (10.44%) Requirements Management
7 18 (9.89%) Physics
8 16 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.14%) Change Management
9 13 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (7.14%) Scrum
9 13 (7.14%) Service Design
9 13 (7.14%) Validation
10 12 (6.59%) SDLC
11 11 (6.04%) Prototyping
11 11 (6.04%) TOGAF
12 10 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (5.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.09%) Java
1 22 (12.09%) SQL
2 17 (9.34%) C
3 15 (8.24%) C++
4 14 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.40%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.85%) Python
7 6 (3.30%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.20%) C#
9 4 (2.20%) R
10 3 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.65%) PHP
10 3 (1.65%) Ruby
10 3 (1.65%) VBScript
11 2 (1.10%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.10%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.10%) Perl
11 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (25.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.44%) DV Cleared
4 11 (6.04%) ISEB
5 9 (4.95%) CISSP
5 9 (4.95%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.85%) HNC
7 5 (2.75%) APMP
7 5 (2.75%) BC Cleared
7 5 (2.75%) CISA
7 5 (2.75%) CISM
8 4 (2.20%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (2.20%) HND
8 4 (2.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.85%) QA
2 5 (2.75%) PMO
3 3 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.65%) ISO19770
3 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.65%) SLA
4 2 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.10%) GxP
4 2 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.10%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.10%) RMADS
5 1 (0.55%) Basel II
5 1 (0.55%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.55%) GDPR
5 1 (0.55%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.55%) P3O
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.65%) Firmware
2 3 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.10%) LXC
4 1 (0.55%) KVM
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Nessus
2 2 (1.10%) Nmap
2 2 (1.10%) WSUS
3 1 (0.55%) Ansible
3 1 (0.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
3 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.04%) Oracle
3 6 (3.30%) SAP
4 5 (2.75%) VMware
5 4 (2.20%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 4 (2.20%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.65%) Nortel
7 2 (1.10%) Adobe
7 2 (1.10%) Altera
7 2 (1.10%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.10%) Cisco
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix
7 2 (1.10%) Dell
7 2 (1.10%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (1.10%) EMC
7 2 (1.10%) Google
7 2 (1.10%) NetApp
7 2 (1.10%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (1.10%) Teradata
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