Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Degree 171 219 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.23% 3.98% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.80% 12.62% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 145 151
South West median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £240 £235 £275
90th Percentile £525 £589 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 21
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -12.26%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £47.25 £44.50
England median hourly rate £37.25 £29.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +28.45% -9.38% +10.34%

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 1,449 1,735 1,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.36% 31.56% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1,073 1,179
South West median daily rate £421 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £230 £233 £263
90th Percentile £569 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 139 115
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - -
10th Percentile £16.15 £17.00 £19.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £50.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.92 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.44% +8.80% +23.99%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +9 60 £325 -17.72% 130
Devon -8 35 £325 -23.53% 26
Gloucestershire +2 22 £381 +1.67% 41
Cornwall +8 14 £363 -57.10% 14
Wiltshire -31 14 £500 +9.23% 18
Somerset +1 12 £488 +41.30% 21
Dorset -9 9 £343 +4.58% 38
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 61 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 36 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 26 (15.20%) Finance
5 23 (13.45%) Security Cleared
6 21 (12.28%) ITIL
7 20 (11.70%) Project Management
7 20 (11.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (11.11%) Visualisation
9 18 (10.53%) Git (software)
9 18 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
9 18 (10.53%) SQL
9 18 (10.53%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (9.36%) Scrum
11 16 (9.36%) PRINCE2
12 15 (8.77%) Linux
12 15 (8.77%) HTML
12 15 (8.77%) Management Information System
12 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (8.77%) SC Cleared
12 15 (8.77%) Coaching
12 15 (8.77%) User Stories
13 14 (8.19%) Waterfall
13 14 (8.19%) Mathematics
13 14 (8.19%) Games
13 14 (8.19%) PHP
13 14 (8.19%) Python

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 8 (4.68%) Confluence
2 6 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.92%) CMS
4 3 (1.75%) Apache Qpid
4 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) nginx
5 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.51%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.92%) InVision
3 5 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.58%) InDesign
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.34%) npm
3 4 (2.34%) Office 365
4 3 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.75%) Slack
4 3 (1.75%) Trello
5 2 (1.17%) SaaS
6 1 (0.58%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.68%) Firewall
2 3 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.17%) BGP
3 2 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.17%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.17%) MPLS
3 2 (1.17%) Network Security
3 2 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.17%) tcpdump
3 2 (1.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.58%) Broadband
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.58%) NAS
4 1 (0.58%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) SSL
4 1 (0.58%) TACACS
4 1 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.17%) MS Access
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.58%) OLAP
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.68%) JIRA
4 5 (2.92%) Selenium
5 4 (2.34%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.34%) JUnit
5 4 (2.34%) NUnit
5 4 (2.34%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.75%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.75%) CruiseControl
6 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.75%) Hudson
6 3 (1.75%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.75%) Maven
6 3 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.17%) ERwin
7 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.58%) MSI
General
1 26 (15.20%) Finance
2 14 (8.19%) Games
3 8 (4.68%) Legal
3 8 (4.68%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.51%) Back Office
5 5 (2.92%) Aerospace
5 5 (2.92%) Electronics
6 4 (2.34%) Advertising
6 4 (2.34%) Retail
7 3 (1.75%) Marketing
8 2 (1.17%) Automotive
9 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.58%) Military
9 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (21.05%) Developer
2 33 (19.30%) Analyst
3 20 (11.70%) Business Analyst
4 10 (5.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.68%) Administrator
6 8 (4.68%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.09%) Designer
7 7 (4.09%) Junior
7 7 (4.09%) Lead Business Analyst
7 7 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.51%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.51%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Project Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Project Leader
8 6 (3.51%) Security Manager
9 5 (2.92%) Graduate
9 5 (2.92%) Graduate Developer
9 5 (2.92%) PHP Developer
9 5 (2.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) HTML
2 12 (7.02%) .NET
3 10 (5.85%) CSS
3 10 (5.85%) jQuery
4 8 (4.68%) AngularJS
5 6 (3.51%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.51%) Node.js
6 5 (2.92%) REST
6 5 (2.92%) Semantic UI
6 5 (2.92%) XHTML
6 5 (2.92%) XML
7 4 (2.34%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.34%) HTML5
7 4 (2.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.75%) JSON
8 3 (1.75%) Kafka
8 3 (1.75%) Laravel
8 3 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.75%) SOAP
8 3 (1.75%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 31 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (8.77%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.26%) User Experience
6 6 (3.51%) NHS
7 5 (2.92%) Social Media
8 4 (2.34%) Clustering
8 4 (2.34%) e-Learning
9 3 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.75%) Robotics
9 3 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.17%) Graphic Design
10 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.17%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.77%) Linux
2 13 (7.60%) Windows
3 7 (4.09%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.75%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.17%) Unix
5 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (12.28%) ITIL
4 20 (11.70%) Project Management
5 19 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 18 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
6 18 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 16 (9.36%) PRINCE2
7 16 (9.36%) Scrum
8 15 (8.77%) Coaching
8 15 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (8.77%) User Stories
9 14 (8.19%) Mathematics
9 14 (8.19%) Waterfall
10 13 (7.60%) Time Management
10 13 (7.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (6.43%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (5.85%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.53%) SQL
2 14 (8.19%) PHP
2 14 (8.19%) Python
3 13 (7.60%) C#
3 13 (7.60%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.43%) C++
5 8 (4.68%) Java
6 7 (4.09%) Perl
7 6 (3.51%) C
7 6 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.75%) Go
8 3 (1.75%) Objective-C
8 3 (1.75%) R
8 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.75%) VB
9 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.58%) ES6
10 1 (0.58%) Scala
10 1 (0.58%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (11.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.85%) CISSP
4 10 (5.85%) Postgraduate
5 7 (4.09%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (3.51%) Master's Degree
7 5 (2.92%) CISM
8 4 (2.34%) CCNP
8 4 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.75%) CCNA
9 3 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.75%) HND
9 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.75%) MCP
9 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.17%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.17%) ISEB
10 2 (1.17%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) GDPR
2 4 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.17%) DO-254
3 2 (1.17%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.17%) PMO
3 2 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.09%) Docker
2 4 (2.34%) vSphere
3 3 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.75%) XenApp
4 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Ansible
2 4 (2.34%) Puppet
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.75%) Nagios
3 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.75%) SCCM
4 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.58%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (0.58%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.58%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.09%) VMware
3 5 (2.92%) Automation Anywhere
3 5 (2.92%) Blue Prism
3 5 (2.92%) Cisco
3 5 (2.92%) EMC
3 5 (2.92%) UiPath
4 3 (1.75%) Apple
4 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 3 (1.75%) Cadence
4 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.75%) Citrix
4 3 (1.75%) CommVault
4 3 (1.75%) Facebook
4 3 (1.75%) Google
4 3 (1.75%) Juniper
4 3 (1.75%) NetApp
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle
4 3 (1.75%) Splunk
4 3 (1.75%) Zend