The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Degree
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 10 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 5.17% 7.27% 8.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.57% 21.05% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £525 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +69.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% +25.00%  

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 Stevenage.

Academic & Professional Certification
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 35 19 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 60.34% 34.55% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 5
Median daily rate £294 £380 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.69% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £508 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +152.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £21.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.46 £38.00 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Stevenage

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 28 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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Qt
3 2 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
3 2 (50.00%) Signal Processing
3 2 (50.00%) NetBeans
3 2 (50.00%) Military
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Tcl
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (50.00%) NetBeans
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (50.00%) Military
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Qt
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Digital Signal Processing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Signal Processing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft