Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 64 55
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 235 149 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.93% 2.98% 3.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.17% 10.86% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 75 136
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £238 £213
90th Percentile £640 £515 £631
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 13
South West median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.74% +14.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £25.85 £26.25 £20.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.20 £48.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% +33.05% -15.71%

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 1,931 1,372 1,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.30% 27.45% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,122 735 1,021
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £300 £230 £228
90th Percentile £625 £563 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 79 140
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £37.55 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.85% -6.13% -4.53%
10th Percentile £14.67 £17.50 £17.00
90th Percentile £52.17 £47.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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
Gloucestershire +30 65 £375 +36.36% 27
Bristol -12 59 £413 +10.00% 49
Devon +6 39 £400 +23.08% 18
Wiltshire -25 30 £375 -21.05% 12
Dorset +14 20 £438 +108.33% 14
Somerset +3 15 £536 +19.11% 11
Cornwall -2 1 £400 +20.75% 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 78 (33.19%) Computer Science
2 75 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.51%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (26.38%) Security Cleared
5 57 (24.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 46 (19.57%) Linux
7 44 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (18.30%) Software Engineering
9 41 (17.45%) SC Cleared
9 41 (17.45%) C++
10 39 (16.60%) Microsoft
11 37 (15.74%) C
12 33 (14.04%) Python
13 32 (13.62%) SQL
14 30 (12.77%) HTML
14 30 (12.77%) Java
14 30 (12.77%) JavaScript
15 29 (12.34%) Windows
16 27 (11.49%) Scrum
17 24 (10.21%) Project Management
17 24 (10.21%) CSS
18 23 (9.79%) Configuration Management
18 23 (9.79%) DV Cleared
19 22 (9.36%) Mathematics
20 21 (8.94%) Embedded Systems
20 21 (8.94%) DevOps
20 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (8.94%) Aerospace
21 20 (8.51%) Finance
22 18 (7.66%) 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 7 (2.98%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.98%) WordPress
2 4 (1.70%) IIS
2 4 (1.70%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.28%) Apache
3 3 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.28%) JBoss
3 3 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.43%) Appian
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.40%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.28%) InVision
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.28%) Sketch
6 2 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.85%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.85%) Simulink
6 2 (0.85%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.85%) Windchill
7 1 (0.43%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.43%) Figma
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.68%) Office 365
4 8 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.55%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.70%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.70%) PowerApps
6 4 (1.70%) SaaS
6 4 (1.70%) Serverless
7 3 (1.28%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) GitHub
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (0.85%) PaaS
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.96%) Firewall
2 13 (5.53%) Ethernet
2 13 (5.53%) Network Security
3 10 (4.26%) LAN
3 10 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.83%) WAN
5 8 (3.40%) Wireless
6 6 (2.55%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (2.13%) 2G
7 5 (2.13%) 3G
7 5 (2.13%) 4G
7 5 (2.13%) Bluetooth
7 5 (2.13%) GSM
7 5 (2.13%) LTE
7 5 (2.13%) Node B
7 5 (2.13%) RNC
7 5 (2.13%) UMTS
7 5 (2.13%) WiMAX
8 4 (1.70%) Internet
8 4 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.98%) Big Data
3 6 (2.55%) MySQL
4 5 (2.13%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.70%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.85%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.85%) Power BI
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) MS Access
8 1 (0.43%) OLAP
8 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.43%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (7.66%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 10 (4.26%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (3.83%) Eclipse
4 9 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 9 (3.83%) Selenium
5 7 (2.98%) Maven
5 7 (2.98%) NetBeans
5 7 (2.98%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.70%) JMeter
8 3 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.28%) CircleCI
8 3 (1.28%) JIRA
9 2 (0.85%) JUnit
9 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.85%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.85%) Rational Statemate
9 2 (0.85%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 21 (8.94%) Aerospace
2 20 (8.51%) Finance
3 18 (7.66%) Electronics
4 16 (6.81%) Marketing
4 16 (6.81%) Military
5 13 (5.53%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.53%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.55%) Legal
7 4 (1.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Back Office
8 2 (0.85%) Banking
8 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Avionics
9 1 (0.43%) French Language
9 1 (0.43%) Law
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (14.47%) Developer
2 27 (11.49%) Systems Engineer
3 22 (9.36%) Embedded Engineer
4 21 (8.94%) Analyst
5 17 (7.23%) Software Engineer
6 11 (4.68%) Architect
7 9 (3.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (3.83%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.40%) Designer
8 8 (3.40%) Network Engineer
8 8 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (2.98%) WordPress Developer
10 6 (2.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) Graduate
10 6 (2.55%) Senior Software Engineer
10 6 (2.55%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.13%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (2.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.77%) HTML
2 24 (10.21%) CSS
3 18 (7.66%) .NET
4 13 (5.53%) Node.js
4 13 (5.53%) XML
5 12 (5.11%) Sass
5 12 (5.11%) Web Services
6 10 (4.26%) SOAP
7 8 (3.40%) Qt
8 7 (2.98%) Middleware
9 6 (2.55%) ActiveX
9 6 (2.55%) DirectX
9 6 (2.55%) MFC
9 6 (2.55%) OpenGL
10 5 (2.13%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.13%) React
10 5 (2.13%) REST
11 4 (1.70%) CSS3
11 4 (1.70%) jQuery
11 4 (1.70%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.94%) Embedded Systems
3 16 (6.81%) User Experience
4 15 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.83%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.98%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.98%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.98%) NHS
6 7 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.13%) ASIC
8 4 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.28%) Clustering
9 3 (1.28%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.28%) PMI
9 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.28%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.28%) VHDL
10 2 (0.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.57%) Linux
2 29 (12.34%) Windows
3 17 (7.23%) Unix
4 9 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.13%) Solaris
6 4 (1.70%) CentOS
6 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.85%) AIX
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.43%) Android
8 1 (0.43%) VMS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (33.19%) Computer Science
2 75 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (28.51%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (18.30%) Software Engineering
5 27 (11.49%) Scrum
6 24 (10.21%) Project Management
7 23 (9.79%) Configuration Management
8 22 (9.36%) Mathematics
9 21 (8.94%) DevOps
10 17 (7.23%) ITIL
11 14 (5.96%) SDLC
11 14 (5.96%) Test Automation
12 13 (5.53%) Digital Marketing
12 13 (5.53%) Information Security
12 13 (5.53%) Systems Engineering
13 12 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (5.11%) Time Management
13 12 (5.11%) Web Design
14 11 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.45%) C++
2 37 (15.74%) C
3 33 (14.04%) Python
4 32 (13.62%) SQL
5 30 (12.77%) Java
5 30 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 16 (6.81%) C#
7 9 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.40%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.55%) GLSL
9 6 (2.55%) HLSL
9 6 (2.55%) Perl
9 6 (2.55%) Ruby
9 6 (2.55%) Scala
9 6 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.28%) Embedded C++
11 2 (0.85%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.85%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (26.38%) Security Cleared
2 57 (24.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (17.45%) SC Cleared
4 23 (9.79%) DV Cleared
5 12 (5.11%) Master's Degree
5 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (4.26%) CISSP
7 7 (2.98%) MCSE
8 6 (2.55%) CCNA
8 6 (2.55%) ISEB
8 6 (2.55%) MCSA
9 5 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (2.13%) CISM
9 5 (2.13%) HND
9 5 (2.13%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.13%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.70%) CCNP
10 4 (1.70%) PhD
11 3 (1.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.11%) QA
2 6 (2.55%) PMO
2 6 (2.55%) SLA
3 5 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.70%) DO-178B
4 4 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.70%) NIST
5 3 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.43%) JTAG
6 1 (0.43%) MISRA
6 1 (0.43%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.43%) NCSC
6 1 (0.43%) P3O
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.11%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.26%) Docker
4 4 (1.70%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.85%) Firmware
5 2 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.85%) UAG
5 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.85%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (4.26%) Ansible
2 9 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.83%) Puppet
2 9 (3.83%) SCOM
3 7 (2.98%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.98%) SCCM
4 6 (2.55%) SCVMM
4 6 (2.55%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.13%) Nagios
6 3 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.28%) Terraform
7 2 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.43%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 39 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.68%) Oracle
3 9 (3.83%) SAP
4 8 (3.40%) VMware
5 6 (2.55%) Huawei
5 6 (2.55%) Nokia
6 5 (2.13%) Cisco
6 5 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 5 (2.13%) Nortel
6 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.70%) McAfee
8 3 (1.28%) Citrix
8 3 (1.28%) HP
8 3 (1.28%) IBM
8 3 (1.28%) Splunk
9 2 (0.85%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.85%) Dell
9 2 (0.85%) EMC
9 2 (0.85%) F5
10 1 (0.43%) Veritas