Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 62 45
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 208 171 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.98% 3.23% 4.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.96% 10.34% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 113 163
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -2.28%
10th Percentile £265 £165 £263
90th Percentile £538 £537 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 22
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £45.00 £39.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.56% +15.02% -0.95%
10th Percentile £10.97 £21.63 £33.75
90th Percentile £48.88 £65.91 £43.75
England median hourly rate £33.00 £28.21 £37.50
% change year-on-year +16.98% -24.77% +25.21%

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 1,390 1,653 1,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.59% 31.27% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 1,043 1,240
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £257
90th Percentile £600 £563 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 137 133
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.67% -4.46% +7.83%
10th Percentile £16.45 £14.12 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £48.85
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +3 68 £405 +1.25% 121
Wiltshire +19 53 £420 -3.72% 31
Devon +9 27 £425 +6.25% 36
Dorset +9 20 £271 -27.67% 48
Gloucestershire -1 12 £425 -5.56% 35
Somerset +1 6 £248 -34.00% 24
Cornwall - 6 £300 - 15
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.44%) Security Cleared
3 50 (24.04%) Computer Science
4 48 (23.08%) Project Management
4 48 (23.08%) Finance
5 45 (21.63%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (19.23%) SQL
7 38 (18.27%) SC Cleared
8 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
9 31 (14.90%) Management Information System
10 30 (14.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 28 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (12.98%) Java
13 25 (12.02%) Mathematics
14 24 (11.54%) HTML
15 23 (11.06%) CSS
16 22 (10.58%) Linux
16 22 (10.58%) Software Engineering
17 21 (10.10%) JavaScript
17 21 (10.10%) Scrum
17 21 (10.10%) Telecoms
18 20 (9.62%) ITIL
18 20 (9.62%) PRINCE2
18 20 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (9.13%) C++
20 18 (8.65%) Windows
20 18 (8.65%) Validation
20 18 (8.65%) Analytics
21 17 (8.17%) Mentoring
21 17 (8.17%) Document Management

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 16 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.81%) Confluence
3 9 (4.33%) Apache
4 8 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.88%) SAS
7 4 (1.92%) CMS
8 3 (1.44%) IIS
8 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.48%) Drupal
10 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.29%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.44%) SPSS
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.48%) InDesign
5 1 (0.48%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.48%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Lawson
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Business ByDesign
1 2 (0.96%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.48%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.48%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.40%) GitHub
4 4 (1.92%) Office 365
5 2 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) Firewall
2 7 (3.37%) Network Security
3 6 (2.88%) HTTP
3 6 (2.88%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.88%) SMS
4 5 (2.40%) SAN
4 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.40%) VLAN
5 4 (1.92%) Intranet
6 3 (1.44%) Internet
6 3 (1.44%) LAN
6 3 (1.44%) WAN
7 2 (0.96%) IPsec
7 2 (0.96%) NAS
7 2 (0.96%) PCoIP
7 2 (0.96%) VPN
7 2 (0.96%) WebEx
8 1 (0.48%) 5G
8 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.48%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 13 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 8 (3.85%) MySQL
3 7 (3.37%) CouchDB
3 7 (3.37%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.40%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.40%) Neo4j
4 5 (2.40%) Riak
5 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.96%) Firebird
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.48%) Power BI
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (7.69%) JIRA
2 10 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 9 (4.33%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.85%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.40%) git-flow
6 5 (2.40%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (2.40%) Mocha
6 5 (2.40%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.92%) Selenium
8 3 (1.44%) Ant
8 3 (1.44%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.44%) JUnit
8 3 (1.44%) Maven
9 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.96%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (23.08%) Finance
2 21 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.73%) Electronics
4 13 (6.25%) Banking
4 13 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 13 (6.25%) Marketing
4 13 (6.25%) Military
5 7 (3.37%) Aerospace
5 7 (3.37%) Legal
6 6 (2.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.44%) Automotive
7 3 (1.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.96%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (21.15%) Developer
2 28 (13.46%) Analyst
3 18 (8.65%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.17%) Project Manager
4 17 (8.17%) Software Engineer
5 13 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
6 12 (5.77%) Consultant
7 10 (4.81%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.33%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (3.85%) Architect
9 8 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
9 8 (3.85%) Designer
9 8 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (3.37%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.37%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) C++ Software Developer
11 6 (2.88%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 6 (2.88%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.54%) HTML
2 23 (11.06%) CSS
3 16 (7.69%) XML
4 12 (5.77%) Spring
5 11 (5.29%) Web Services
6 9 (4.33%) .NET
6 9 (4.33%) SOAP
7 8 (3.85%) REST
7 8 (3.85%) Spring Boot
8 7 (3.37%) Apache Wicket
8 7 (3.37%) Play Framework
9 5 (2.40%) DOM
9 5 (2.40%) SAX
9 5 (2.40%) Servlets
9 5 (2.40%) XML Schema
10 4 (1.92%) Middleware
11 3 (1.44%) Ajax
11 3 (1.44%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.96%) CSS3
12 2 (0.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (24.04%) Computer Science
2 45 (21.63%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (14.90%) Management Information System
4 15 (7.21%) User Experience
5 9 (4.33%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.37%) PMI
7 5 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.44%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.96%) Acoustics
10 2 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.96%) PKI
10 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.48%) CESG
11 1 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.48%) Replication
11 1 (0.48%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.58%) Linux
2 18 (8.65%) Windows
3 12 (5.77%) Unix
4 5 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.96%) VMS
7 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (23.08%) Project Management
3 28 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (12.02%) Mathematics
5 22 (10.58%) Software Engineering
6 21 (10.10%) Scrum
7 20 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (9.62%) ITIL
7 20 (9.62%) PRINCE2
8 18 (8.65%) Analytics
8 18 (8.65%) Validation
9 17 (8.17%) Document Management
9 17 (8.17%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.69%) Programme Management
11 14 (6.73%) Change Management
11 14 (6.73%) Coaching
11 14 (6.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (6.25%) DevOps
12 13 (6.25%) Risk Management
13 12 (5.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.23%) SQL
2 27 (12.98%) Java
3 21 (10.10%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.13%) C++
5 13 (6.25%) Python
6 10 (4.81%) C#
6 10 (4.81%) Ruby
7 8 (3.85%) Groovy
8 7 (3.37%) Scala
8 7 (3.37%) VBA
9 6 (2.88%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.40%) R
11 4 (1.92%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.92%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.44%) Perl
12 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.96%) Delphi
13 2 (0.96%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.96%) VBScript
14 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (26.44%) Security Cleared
2 38 (18.27%) SC Cleared
3 30 (14.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (6.25%) CISSP
5 10 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.33%) Master's Degree
7 8 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.85%) PMI Certification
8 7 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (3.37%) CISM
8 7 (3.37%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (2.88%) HND
10 5 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (2.40%) ISEB
11 4 (1.92%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.44%) CITP
12 3 (1.44%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (4.81%) QA
2 8 (3.85%) PMO
3 6 (2.88%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.40%) GDPR
5 4 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.96%) SLA
8 1 (0.48%) COBIT
8 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.48%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.48%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.92%) Xen
3 3 (1.44%) Firmware
3 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) Docker
5 1 (0.48%) HDFS
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) SCCM
2 2 (0.96%) Packer
3 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.48%) Nessus
3 1 (0.48%) Nmap
Vendors
1 36 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.73%) SAP
3 11 (5.29%) Oracle
4 10 (4.81%) Nintex
5 6 (2.88%) Blue Prism
6 5 (2.40%) Cisco
6 5 (2.40%) Citrix
6 5 (2.40%) IBM
7 4 (1.92%) Capita
7 4 (1.92%) VMware
7 4 (1.92%) WSO2
8 3 (1.44%) Adobe
9 2 (0.96%) BT
9 2 (0.96%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.96%) EMC
9 2 (0.96%) Google
9 2 (0.96%) HP
9 2 (0.96%) Infor
9 2 (0.96%) Siemens
9 2 (0.96%) Teradata