The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 20 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6  
Contract jobs citing Degree 14 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.36% 2.50% 3.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 8.43% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 13
Median daily rate £444 £198 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +124.68% -60.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £108 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £808 £360 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 83 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 21.46% 29.64% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 69 50
Median daily rate £425 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £15.26 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.61% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £40.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Southampton

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Southampton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Southampton

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Southampton

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Degree.

1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 6 (18.75%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) Python
2 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Statistics
2 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 6 (18.75%) DevOps
3 5 (15.63%) Rackspace
3 5 (15.63%) Maven
3 5 (15.63%) CMS
3 5 (15.63%) Joomla!
3 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (15.63%) QA
3 5 (15.63%) WordPress
3 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 5 (15.63%) PHP
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (12.50%) SLA
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.50%) Legal

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 5 (15.63%) CMS
1 5 (15.63%) Joomla!
1 5 (15.63%) WordPress
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (6.25%) SAS
4 1 (3.13%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Intranet
1 4 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
1 1 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) QGIS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.13%) Spatial Data
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (15.63%) Maven
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Legal
2 4 (12.50%) Marketing
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Web Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Web Content Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Automation Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Assistant
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Assistant
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Support Assistant
4 3 (9.38%) Web Content Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Designer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Website Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
2 1 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (3.13%) Visualforce
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) DevOps
2 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 6 (18.75%) Statistics
3 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Content Management
4 4 (12.50%) Data Integration
4 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.50%) Document Management
4 4 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Content Writing
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) Java
1 6 (18.75%) Python
2 5 (15.63%) PHP
3 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.50%) Groovy
4 2 (6.25%) R
5 1 (3.13%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) CCNA
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) PMO
2 4 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
1 5 (15.63%) Rackspace
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Splunk
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) ESRI
5 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.13%) SAP