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 24 June 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.

Academic Degree
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 42 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9  
Contract jobs citing Degree 106 122 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.96% 4.09% 3.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.56% 12.21% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 79 57
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £303 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.60 £25.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £39.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +9.09%  

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 844 999 850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.53% 33.52% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 612 500
Median daily rate £425 £396 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 45
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -30.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Wiltshire +1 28 £495 +36.55% 17
Bristol -7 25 £405 +2.53% 61
Devon -13 17 £385 -9.41% 8
Gloucestershire +7 14 £356 -5.00% 8
Somerset +2 10 £345 - 4
Dorset +2 6 £438 +9.37% 13
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (25.24%) Computer Science
2 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
3 50 (24.27%) Finance
4 40 (19.42%) SC Cleared
5 38 (18.45%) ITIL
6 34 (16.50%) HTML
7 33 (16.02%) CSS
8 32 (15.53%) Microsoft
9 30 (14.56%) PRINCE2
9 30 (14.56%) Project Management
10 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (11.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (11.65%) JavaScript
11 24 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (11.17%) SQL
13 21 (10.19%) Java
13 21 (10.19%) Management Information System
13 21 (10.19%) Data Centre
14 19 (9.22%) Scrum
14 19 (9.22%) DV Cleared
15 18 (8.74%) Mathematics
16 17 (8.25%) Telecoms
16 17 (8.25%) Service Management
16 17 (8.25%) Software Engineering
17 16 (7.77%) Data Analysis
17 16 (7.77%) DevOps
18 15 (7.28%) User Experience
18 15 (7.28%) Banking
18 15 (7.28%) Marketing

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 11 (5.34%) Confluence
2 7 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.91%) Apache
3 6 (2.91%) CMS
3 6 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.94%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.94%) WordPress
6 2 (0.97%) Drupal
6 2 (0.97%) SAS
6 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.94%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.97%) Windchill
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.49%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.49%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.94%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.46%) Magento
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle ASCP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle iSupplier
4 1 (0.49%) Primavera
4 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.43%) Office 365
3 4 (1.94%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.46%) SaaS
5 2 (0.97%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.97%) IaaS
5 2 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) GitHub
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.85%) Internet
2 7 (3.40%) LAN
2 7 (3.40%) WAN
3 5 (2.43%) Firewall
3 5 (2.43%) MPLS
4 4 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (1.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.46%) DNS
5 3 (1.46%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (0.97%) 3G
6 2 (0.97%) BGP
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (0.97%) EIGRP
6 2 (0.97%) Network Security
6 2 (0.97%) SAN
6 2 (0.97%) TACACS
6 2 (0.97%) VPN
6 2 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.88%) Big Data
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.94%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.94%) MySQL
4 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.49%) MS Access
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (6.80%) JIRA
2 11 (5.34%) Bitbucket
3 9 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.40%) Maven
6 5 (2.43%) Ant
6 5 (2.43%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.43%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (2.43%) Subversion
7 3 (1.46%) JUnit
7 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.97%) JBehave
8 2 (0.97%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.49%) VersionOne
9 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (24.27%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.28%) Banking
3 15 (7.28%) Marketing
4 9 (4.37%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.88%) Electronics
5 8 (3.88%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.88%) Military
6 5 (2.43%) Billing
6 5 (2.43%) Retail
7 4 (1.94%) Aerospace
8 3 (1.46%) Automotive
8 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 3 (1.46%) Local Government
8 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Publishing
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 46 (22.33%) Developer
2 18 (8.74%) Analyst
2 18 (8.74%) Architect
3 17 (8.25%) Designer
3 17 (8.25%) Project Manager
4 10 (4.85%) Java Developer
5 8 (3.88%) Consultant
6 7 (3.40%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 7 (3.40%) Head of Delivery
6 7 (3.40%) Programme Manager
6 7 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (3.40%) UX Designer
7 6 (2.91%) Head of Design
7 6 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (2.91%) Software Engineer
8 5 (2.43%) Business Analyst
8 5 (2.43%) Business Architect
8 5 (2.43%) Commercial Analyst
8 5 (2.43%) Support Engineer
8 5 (2.43%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (16.50%) HTML
2 33 (16.02%) CSS
3 12 (5.83%) HTML5
4 9 (4.37%) Spring
5 8 (3.88%) CSS3
6 7 (3.40%) AngularJS
6 7 (3.40%) Web Services
6 7 (3.40%) XML
7 6 (2.91%) .NET
7 6 (2.91%) Hibernate
8 5 (2.43%) jQuery
8 5 (2.43%) REST
9 4 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (1.46%) Ember.js
10 3 (1.46%) Middleware
10 3 (1.46%) React
10 3 (1.46%) WCF
11 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.97%) Dojo
11 2 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (25.24%) Computer Science
2 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.19%) Data Centre
3 21 (10.19%) Management Information System
4 15 (7.28%) User Experience
5 9 (4.37%) PMI
6 7 (3.40%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.91%) CESG
7 6 (2.91%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.94%) NHS
8 4 (1.94%) W3C
9 3 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.46%) Fintech
9 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.97%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.97%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.34%) Windows
2 7 (3.40%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.91%) Linux
3 6 (2.91%) Unix
4 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) Solaris
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (18.45%) ITIL
3 30 (14.56%) PRINCE2
3 30 (14.56%) Project Management
4 24 (11.65%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (9.22%) Scrum
6 18 (8.74%) Mathematics
7 17 (8.25%) Service Management
7 17 (8.25%) Software Engineering
8 16 (7.77%) Data Analysis
8 16 (7.77%) DevOps
9 15 (7.28%) Migration
9 15 (7.28%) Workflow
10 14 (6.80%) SDLC
11 13 (6.31%) Quality Management
12 12 (5.83%) Content Management
12 12 (5.83%) Prototyping
12 12 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (5.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (5.34%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.65%) JavaScript
2 23 (11.17%) SQL
3 21 (10.19%) Java
4 14 (6.80%) C++
5 12 (5.83%) C
6 10 (4.85%) Python
7 8 (3.88%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.40%) C#
9 6 (2.91%) VBA
10 5 (2.43%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.43%) R
10 5 (2.43%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.46%) Ada
11 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.46%) Ruby
11 3 (1.46%) VBScript
12 2 (0.97%) CQL
12 2 (0.97%) PHP
12 2 (0.97%) VB
13 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (25.24%) Security Cleared
2 40 (19.42%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (9.22%) DV Cleared
5 15 (7.28%) Chartered Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) CITP
6 13 (6.31%) PMI Certification
6 13 (6.31%) PMP
7 12 (5.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (5.83%) MBCS
8 10 (4.85%) HNC
8 10 (4.85%) HND
9 7 (3.40%) ISEB
9 7 (3.40%) ISTQB
9 7 (3.40%) Numerate Degree
10 6 (2.91%) CISSP
10 6 (2.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.43%) Master's Degree
12 4 (1.94%) CISM
12 4 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.88%) QA
2 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.43%) SLA
4 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.97%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) HL7
5 2 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.97%) PMO
5 2 (0.97%) RMADS
6 1 (0.49%) Basel II
6 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.49%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.49%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.43%) Docker
3 4 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.46%) Firmware
4 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.49%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) KVM
5 1 (0.49%) LXC
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) Ansible
1 7 (3.40%) Puppet
2 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.97%) Nessus
2 2 (0.97%) Netcool
2 2 (0.97%) Nmap
2 2 (0.97%) WSUS
3 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) SCOM
3 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.34%) VMware
3 10 (4.85%) Atlassian
3 10 (4.85%) Oracle
4 8 (3.88%) SAP
5 7 (3.40%) Cisco
6 6 (2.91%) Nintex
7 5 (2.43%) Teradata
8 4 (1.94%) ClickSoftware Technologies
8 4 (1.94%) Juniper
8 4 (1.94%) Nortel
8 4 (1.94%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.46%) Huawei
9 3 (1.46%) Siemens
10 2 (0.97%) Adobe
10 2 (0.97%) Citrix
10 2 (0.97%) Dell
10 2 (0.97%) Google
10 2 (0.97%) NetApp
10 2 (0.97%) Nokia
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