Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 41 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 294 249 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.67% 4.44% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.13% 15.63% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 133 123
South West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £273 £279 £269
90th Percentile £575 £534 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 10
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -15.73% +14.10%
10th Percentile £35.25 £12.00 £19.20
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £68.75
England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £27.16
% change year-on-year +17.19% +17.84% -19.84%

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 1,943 1,593 1,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.85% 28.41% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 858 1,075
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £273 £216 £233
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 103
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% +36.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.38 £13.20
90th Percentile £49.75 £53.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -5 72 £375 +1.01% 127
Devon +6 57 £450 +5.88% 50
Wiltshire -38 41 £525 +23.53% 32
Cornwall +19 39 £363 - 17
Somerset +8 29 £400 +11.11% 33
Gloucestershire +1 27 £475 +11.76% 39
Dorset -5 15 £500 +33.33% 34
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 92 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (29.25%) Computer Science
3 83 (28.23%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 71 (24.15%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 48 (16.33%) Python
8 46 (15.65%) Visualisation
9 45 (15.31%) Security Cleared
9 45 (15.31%) Finance
9 45 (15.31%) Data Visualisation
10 44 (14.97%) SQL
11 40 (13.61%) Games
12 39 (13.27%) Linux
13 38 (12.93%) C#
14 37 (12.59%) HTML
15 36 (12.24%) Scrum
15 36 (12.24%) Postgraduate
15 36 (12.24%) Time Management
16 34 (11.56%) Mathematics
16 34 (11.56%) Software Engineering
16 34 (11.56%) JavaScript
16 34 (11.56%) Collaborative Working
17 31 (10.54%) .NET
17 31 (10.54%) SQL Server
17 31 (10.54%) CSS
18 30 (10.20%) Coaching
18 30 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
19 28 (9.52%) Project Management
20 27 (9.18%) Windows

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 15 (5.10%) CMS
2 12 (4.08%) Confluence
3 10 (3.40%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.06%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.70%) Apache Qpid
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.38%) Photoshop
5 6 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.02%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.68%) InVision
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.34%) InDesign
8 1 (0.34%) Pixate
8 1 (0.34%) Simulink
8 1 (0.34%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Primavera
2 1 (0.34%) Maximo
2 1 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM for Utilities
2 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.72%) Office 365
3 7 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.38%) npm
4 6 (2.04%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.04%) MailChimp
4 6 (2.04%) SaaS
5 5 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.70%) Slack
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.02%) IaaS
6 3 (1.02%) Trello
6 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Apigee
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.40%) Network Security
2 9 (3.06%) Firewall
3 7 (2.38%) Bluetooth
3 7 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (1.36%) DHCP
4 4 (1.36%) DNS
4 4 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (1.36%) NAS
4 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
4 4 (1.36%) SAN
4 4 (1.36%) VLAN
5 3 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.68%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.68%) Skype
6 2 (0.68%) Tactical Data Link
6 2 (0.68%) tcpdump
6 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.40%) MySQL
2 10 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.06%) Big Data
3 9 (3.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.36%) Power BI
6 3 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.34%) QlikView
8 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.80%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.80%) JIRA
3 14 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.74%) JUnit
5 10 (3.40%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (3.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 9 (3.06%) Selenium
7 8 (2.72%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.72%) Maven
7 8 (2.72%) NUnit
7 8 (2.72%) SpecFlow
7 8 (2.72%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.38%) Bitbucket
9 6 (2.04%) CruiseControl
9 6 (2.04%) Hudson
9 6 (2.04%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.70%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.02%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.68%) IntelliJ
General
1 45 (15.31%) Finance
2 40 (13.61%) Games
3 23 (7.82%) Marketing
4 16 (5.44%) Electronics
5 15 (5.10%) Manufacturing
6 9 (3.06%) Aerospace
7 8 (2.72%) Back Office
7 8 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.38%) Advertising
8 7 (2.38%) Retail
9 6 (2.04%) Banking
10 5 (1.70%) Legal
11 3 (1.02%) Automotive
12 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.68%) Military
13 1 (0.34%) Avionics
13 1 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (18.03%) Developer
2 37 (12.59%) Analyst
3 21 (7.14%) Designer
4 20 (6.80%) Architect
5 19 (6.46%) Software Engineer
6 13 (4.42%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (3.74%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.74%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (3.74%) Java Developer
7 11 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (3.40%) Data Scientist
8 10 (3.40%) Graduate
8 10 (3.40%) IT Engineer
8 10 (3.40%) Senior IT Engineer
8 10 (3.40%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (3.40%) Test Analyst
8 10 (3.40%) Web Developer
9 8 (2.72%) Games Designer
9 8 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (2.72%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.59%) HTML
2 31 (10.54%) .NET
2 31 (10.54%) CSS
3 18 (6.12%) REST
4 16 (5.44%) HTML5
5 13 (4.42%) XML
6 11 (3.74%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.74%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.74%) Web Services
7 9 (3.06%) SOAP
8 8 (2.72%) Gherkin
8 8 (2.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (2.38%) CSS3
9 7 (2.38%) jQuery
10 6 (2.04%) JSON
10 6 (2.04%) Sass
10 6 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.70%) Laravel
11 5 (1.70%) Velocity
11 5 (1.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (29.25%) Computer Science
2 83 (28.23%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (8.84%) Management Information System
5 18 (6.12%) User Experience
6 11 (3.74%) Social Media
7 6 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.04%) Blog
7 6 (2.04%) Device Driver
7 6 (2.04%) Photography
8 5 (1.70%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.70%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.36%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.36%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.36%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.02%) NHS
10 3 (1.02%) PMI
10 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.27%) Linux
2 27 (9.18%) Windows
3 19 (6.46%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.04%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.36%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.36%) Unix
8 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.29%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (24.15%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (15.65%) Visualisation
4 45 (15.31%) Data Visualisation
5 36 (12.24%) Scrum
5 36 (12.24%) Time Management
6 34 (11.56%) Collaborative Working
6 34 (11.56%) Mathematics
6 34 (11.56%) Software Engineering
7 30 (10.20%) Coaching
8 28 (9.52%) Project Management
9 26 (8.84%) Statistics
10 22 (7.48%) Instructional Design
11 21 (7.14%) ITIL
12 19 (6.46%) Analytics
12 19 (6.46%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.46%) Test Automation
13 18 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.12%) Critical Thinking
14 17 (5.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.33%) Python
2 44 (14.97%) SQL
3 38 (12.93%) C#
4 34 (11.56%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.48%) C++
6 20 (6.80%) Java
7 15 (5.10%) PHP
8 13 (4.42%) C
9 11 (3.74%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.40%) Go
10 10 (3.40%) Perl
11 8 (2.72%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.04%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.36%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.02%) R
15 3 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 45 (15.31%) Security Cleared
3 36 (12.24%) Postgraduate
4 26 (8.84%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.40%) Master's Degree
6 10 (3.40%) RHCE
7 9 (3.06%) CCNA
7 9 (3.06%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (1.70%) ISEB
9 5 (1.70%) MBA
10 4 (1.36%) CCNP
10 4 (1.36%) CISSP
10 4 (1.36%) CREST Certified
10 4 (1.36%) HND
10 4 (1.36%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.44%) QA
2 5 (1.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.02%) ARP4754
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) DO-254
5 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.34%) SEPA
5 1 (0.34%) TARGET2
System Software
1 19 (6.46%) Docker
2 13 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.70%) XenApp
7 4 (1.36%) Firmware
7 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.68%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.10%) Puppet
2 11 (3.74%) SCCM
3 10 (3.40%) Ansible
4 5 (1.70%) Nagios
4 5 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.02%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.68%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.68%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.34%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.34%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 72 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.08%) Cisco
3 11 (3.74%) Google
3 11 (3.74%) Oracle
3 11 (3.74%) Red Hat
3 11 (3.74%) VMware
4 9 (3.06%) Facebook
4 9 (3.06%) SAP
5 8 (2.72%) Adobe
6 7 (2.38%) Cadence
6 7 (2.38%) Twitter
7 6 (2.04%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.04%) Hootsuite
8 5 (1.70%) Citrix
8 5 (1.70%) IBM
8 5 (1.70%) Juniper
8 5 (1.70%) Splunk
8 5 (1.70%) Zend
9 4 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.36%) McAfee