Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 50 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 265 194 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.14% 3.73% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.93% 14.14% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 108 127
South West median daily rate £400 £415 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -1.19% +12.00%
10th Percentile £303 £271 £171
90th Percentile £581 £553 £542
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 13
South West median hourly rate £43.25 £41.15 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.10% -4.30% +4.24%
10th Percentile £35.25 £10.88 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £49.25 £64.32
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.56 £29.50
% change year-on-year +15.76% +17.14% -19.18%

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 2,049 1,372 1,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 32.01% 26.40% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,161 764 1,144
South West median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £213 £227
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 75 149
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -15.58% -7.23%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +2.32%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Wiltshire -29 58 £525 +25.00% 35
Bristol -33 50 £400 +3.23% 138
Gloucestershire +23 48 £475 -2.56% 54
Devon +16 45 £475 +11.76% 35
Somerset +24 28 £388 +222.92% 33
Dorset +5 15 £500 +84.33% 59
Cornwall -1 7 £400 +33.33% 6
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 111 (41.89%) Computer Science
2 84 (31.70%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (31.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 75 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
5 73 (27.55%) Security Cleared
5 73 (27.55%) Linux
6 64 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 48 (18.11%) Python
9 46 (17.36%) C++
10 43 (16.23%) Software Engineering
11 40 (15.09%) SC Cleared
12 36 (13.58%) C
12 36 (13.58%) SQL
12 36 (13.58%) Windows
13 32 (12.08%) Finance
14 29 (10.94%) DV Cleared
15 27 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (10.19%) Mathematics
15 27 (10.19%) HTML
16 25 (9.43%) Electronics
17 24 (9.06%) Project Management
18 23 (8.68%) Java
18 23 (8.68%) JavaScript
18 23 (8.68%) SQL Server
18 23 (8.68%) Unix
18 23 (8.68%) Red Hat
18 23 (8.68%) Systems Engineering
19 22 (8.30%) Windows Server
19 22 (8.30%) Coaching

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 13 (4.91%) CMS
2 8 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.13%) Confluence
3 3 (1.13%) IIS
3 3 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.75%) JBoss
4 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.75%) nginx
4 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.13%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.13%) InVision
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Pixate
5 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) Primavera
2 1 (0.38%) C-CURE
2 1 (0.38%) Maximo
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.02%) Google Analytics
3 8 (3.02%) MailChimp
4 7 (2.64%) Office 365
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.75%) GitHub
6 2 (0.75%) npm
6 2 (0.75%) SaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Slack
7 1 (0.38%) Apigee
7 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.38%) IaaS
7 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.04%) Bluetooth
2 14 (5.28%) Firewall
3 11 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (3.40%) Network Security
5 8 (3.02%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (3.02%) NAS
6 7 (2.64%) SAN
7 6 (2.26%) Internet
8 5 (1.89%) DNS
8 5 (1.89%) VLAN
9 4 (1.51%) DHCP
9 4 (1.51%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.51%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.51%) LAN
9 4 (1.51%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.51%) WAN
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.77%) Big Data
3 9 (3.40%) MySQL
4 8 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.64%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.64%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.75%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.75%) Power BI
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Redis
9 1 (0.38%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (4.91%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (4.15%) JIRA
2 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.89%) Maven
5 5 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (1.89%) Selenium
6 4 (1.51%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.51%) JMeter
6 4 (1.51%) JUnit
6 4 (1.51%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (1.13%) webpack
8 2 (0.75%) NUnit
8 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.75%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 32 (12.08%) Finance
2 25 (9.43%) Electronics
3 20 (7.55%) Marketing
4 12 (4.53%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.15%) Aerospace
5 11 (4.15%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.64%) Automotive
6 7 (2.64%) Banking
6 7 (2.64%) Games
7 5 (1.89%) Legal
8 4 (1.51%) Military
9 3 (1.13%) Retail
10 2 (0.75%) Advertising
10 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (13.58%) Developer
2 23 (8.68%) Architect
2 23 (8.68%) Software Engineer
3 20 (7.55%) Analyst
4 15 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (5.28%) C++ Software Engineer
5 14 (5.28%) Embedded Engineer
6 11 (4.15%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (4.15%) Senior Software Engineer
7 9 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (3.40%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (3.40%) Unix Engineer
8 8 (3.02%) Consultant
8 8 (3.02%) Designer
8 8 (3.02%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 8 (3.02%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 8 (3.02%) IT Engineer
8 8 (3.02%) Senior IT Engineer
8 8 (3.02%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.19%) HTML
2 19 (7.17%) CSS
3 17 (6.42%) .NET
4 13 (4.91%) REST
5 12 (4.53%) XML
6 11 (4.15%) Middleware
7 9 (3.40%) HTML5
8 8 (3.02%) SOAP
8 8 (3.02%) Web Services
9 6 (2.26%) CSS3
10 5 (1.89%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.89%) RESTful
10 5 (1.89%) Sass
10 5 (1.89%) Spring
11 4 (1.51%) FreeMarker
11 4 (1.51%) Leaflet
11 4 (1.51%) Node.js
11 4 (1.51%) Velocity
12 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (1.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 84 (31.70%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.04%) Device Driver
3 15 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.53%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.15%) Social Media
6 10 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (3.02%) Blog
7 8 (3.02%) Photography
8 7 (2.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.64%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.26%) User Experience
10 5 (1.89%) ASIC
11 4 (1.51%) Clustering
11 4 (1.51%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.51%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.51%) Replication
12 3 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.13%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 73 (27.55%) Linux
2 36 (13.58%) Windows
3 27 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (8.68%) Unix
5 22 (8.30%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.77%) Solaris
7 9 (3.40%) CentOS
8 8 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.64%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.89%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.51%) Android
12 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (41.89%) Computer Science
2 75 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (24.15%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.23%) Software Engineering
5 27 (10.19%) Mathematics
6 24 (9.06%) Project Management
7 23 (8.68%) Systems Engineering
8 22 (8.30%) Coaching
9 21 (7.92%) Statistics
10 19 (7.17%) Configuration Management
11 18 (6.79%) Test Automation
12 17 (6.42%) Analytics
12 17 (6.42%) ITIL
12 17 (6.42%) Mentoring
12 17 (6.42%) Scrum
13 16 (6.04%) Time Management
14 15 (5.66%) Critical Thinking
14 15 (5.66%) IT Strategy
15 13 (4.91%) ITSM
15 13 (4.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.11%) Python
2 46 (17.36%) C++
3 36 (13.58%) C
3 36 (13.58%) SQL
4 23 (8.68%) Java
4 23 (8.68%) JavaScript
5 22 (8.30%) C#
6 12 (4.53%) Go
6 12 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.02%) Embedded C++
8 8 (3.02%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.89%) Perl
9 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.51%) Ada
10 4 (1.51%) PHP
10 4 (1.51%) Ruby
10 4 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (31.32%) Computer Science Degree
2 73 (27.55%) Security Cleared
3 40 (15.09%) SC Cleared
4 29 (10.94%) DV Cleared
5 12 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.53%) RHCE
6 10 (3.77%) ISTQB
6 10 (3.77%) Master's Degree
7 9 (3.40%) CCNA
8 8 (3.02%) ISEB
9 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (2.26%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (2.26%) Postgraduate
11 5 (1.89%) CISSP
11 5 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.89%) MCSE
11 5 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (1.51%) MCSA
12 4 (1.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.40%) QA
2 5 (1.89%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.13%) JTAG
3 3 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.75%) ARP4754
4 2 (0.75%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.75%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.38%) MISRA
5 1 (0.38%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.38%) P3O
5 1 (0.38%) SEPA
5 1 (0.38%) TARGET2
System Software
1 17 (6.42%) Docker
1 17 (6.42%) Hyper-V
2 16 (6.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.02%) Firmware
4 7 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.89%) vSphere
6 4 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.51%) XenApp
6 4 (1.51%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.75%) UAG
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.38%) KVM
8 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (6.79%) Puppet
2 13 (4.91%) SCCM
3 7 (2.64%) Ansible
4 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.26%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (1.51%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.13%) Nagios
7 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.75%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.75%) SCOM
8 1 (0.38%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 53 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.68%) Red Hat
3 17 (6.42%) Oracle
3 17 (6.42%) VMware
4 12 (4.53%) HP
5 11 (4.15%) Adobe
5 11 (4.15%) Cisco
5 11 (4.15%) SAP
6 10 (3.77%) Google
7 9 (3.40%) Citrix
8 8 (3.02%) Facebook
8 8 (3.02%) Hootsuite
8 8 (3.02%) Twitter
9 7 (2.64%) IBM
10 6 (2.26%) EMC
11 5 (1.89%) NetApp
12 4 (1.51%) Brocade
12 4 (1.51%) McAfee
12 4 (1.51%) Sybase
12 4 (1.51%) Veritas