Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 July 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing Degree 4742 5282 5065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.99% 4.80% 4.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.60% 22.39% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2935 3307 2822
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £231 £225 £225
90th Percentile £613 £601 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 222 280
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £29.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +9.35% -4.90%
10th Percentile £12.84 £12.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.23 £48.69 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.38% +1.59%

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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18524 23591 22136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.44% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11364 14772 12871
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the UK

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the UK

Degree
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
England -6 4369 £440 +3.53% 1679
UK excluding London -1 2489 £400 +6.67% 1055
London -1 2129 £463 +2.78% 702
South East +1 941 £405 +1.25% 309
North of England -12 429 £400 +14.29% 217
Midlands +7 362 £380 -5.00% 104
East of England +6 258 £375 +7.14% 219
South West +5 226 £425 +6.25% 124
West Midlands +8 202 £375 -6.25% 73
Yorkshire +15 182 £413 +3.13% 77
Scotland 0 179 £363 +9.85% 58
North West -13 169 £375 -6.25% 127
East Midlands +2 158 £400 +14.29% 31
North East -18 78 £440 +54.39% 13
Wales +27 62 £338 +1.89% 18
Northern Ireland -15 42 £415 +38.33% 5

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for Degree.

1 1401 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 1316 (27.75%) Computer Science
3 1285 (27.10%) Finance
4 906 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
5 886 (18.68%) SQL
6 762 (16.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 709 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 708 (14.93%) Project Management
9 703 (14.82%) Java
10 553 (11.66%) ITIL
11 498 (10.50%) JavaScript
12 495 (10.44%) HTML
13 488 (10.29%) Mathematics
14 480 (10.12%) Python
14 480 (10.12%) Banking
15 471 (9.93%) Oracle
16 464 (9.78%) Linux
17 463 (9.76%) Scrum
18 446 (9.41%) Analytics
19 443 (9.34%) Windows
20 412 (8.69%) SQL Server
21 405 (8.54%) C#
22 396 (8.35%) CSS
23 379 (7.99%) User Experience
24 370 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
24 370 (7.80%) Security Cleared
25 368 (7.76%) PRINCE2
26 360 (7.59%) Telecoms
27 357 (7.53%) Management Information System
28 352 (7.42%) Unix

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 155 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 115 (2.43%) Apache
3 102 (2.15%) SAS
4 100 (2.11%) Confluence
5 83 (1.75%) CMS
6 77 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 72 (1.52%) Tomcat
8 61 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 58 (1.22%) JBoss
10 45 (0.95%) IIS
11 42 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 39 (0.82%) MS Exchange
13 35 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (0.65%) Skype for Business
15 29 (0.61%) nginx
15 29 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 28 (0.59%) GlassFish
17 26 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
18 23 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
19 21 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 342 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 317 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
3 174 (3.67%) MS Visio
4 135 (2.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 117 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
6 64 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.55%) SPSS
10 19 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.32%) Stata
12 13 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 11 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (0.21%) AutoCAD
14 10 (0.21%) InVision
15 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.11%) Pixate
15 5 (0.11%) Simulink
16 4 (0.084%) Fireworks
16 4 (0.084%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 40 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 21 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 18 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 16 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 13 (0.27%) ION MarketView
5 13 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.23%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.21%) Maximo
7 10 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.19%) FastStats
8 9 (0.19%) Teamcenter
9 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 8 (0.17%) SAP SD
10 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 6 (0.13%) Actimize
11 6 (0.13%) CA PPM
11 6 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 160 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (1.94%) Office 365
4 59 (1.24%) SaaS
5 57 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 52 (1.10%) PaaS
7 47 (0.99%) GitHub
8 24 (0.51%) IaaS
9 19 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 17 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 16 (0.34%) Heroku
12 14 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.23%) Mimecast
16 10 (0.21%) G Suite
17 8 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
17 8 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 183 (3.86%) Firewall
2 170 (3.58%) Internet
3 140 (2.95%) Wireless
4 139 (2.93%) LAN
5 137 (2.89%) WAN
6 84 (1.77%) DNS
7 81 (1.71%) TCP/IP
8 61 (1.29%) VPN
9 60 (1.27%) DHCP
10 52 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
11 48 (1.01%) Network Security
12 45 (0.95%) HTTP
13 43 (0.91%) SAN
14 42 (0.89%) SSL
15 39 (0.82%) BIG-IP
15 39 (0.82%) LDAP
16 34 (0.72%) 4G
17 32 (0.67%) LTE
18 26 (0.55%) NAS
18 26 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 259 (5.46%) Relational Database
3 202 (4.26%) Big Data
4 161 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 159 (3.35%) NoSQL
6 150 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
7 96 (2.02%) MySQL
8 91 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 90 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 89 (1.88%) RDBMS
11 86 (1.81%) MongoDB
12 68 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 60 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
14 59 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
15 55 (1.16%) QlikView
16 53 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 50 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 42 (0.89%) MS Access
19 41 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
20 39 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 296 (6.24%) Git (software)
2 247 (5.21%) JIRA
3 193 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 115 (2.43%) Subversion
5 88 (1.86%) Maven
6 71 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 68 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 53 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 52 (1.10%) JUnit
10 50 (1.05%) Bitbucket
11 49 (1.03%) Selenium
12 42 (0.89%) Cucumber
13 37 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
14 34 (0.72%) Eclipse
15 31 (0.65%) Ant
15 31 (0.65%) Gradle
16 30 (0.63%) Axure RP
17 27 (0.57%) Hudson
18 26 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
19 25 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 1285 (27.10%) Finance
2 480 (10.12%) Banking
3 360 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 302 (6.37%) Marketing
5 205 (4.32%) Retail
6 170 (3.58%) Legal
7 169 (3.56%) Investment Banking
8 156 (3.29%) Front Office
9 142 (2.99%) Manufacturing
10 113 (2.38%) Electronics
11 70 (1.48%) Billing
12 67 (1.41%) Automotive
13 66 (1.39%) Games
14 60 (1.27%) Financial Institution
14 60 (1.27%) Publishing
15 54 (1.14%) Law
16 49 (1.03%) Retail Banking
17 48 (1.01%) Back Office
18 42 (0.89%) Advertising
19 37 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 1069 (22.54%) Developer
2 853 (17.99%) Analyst
3 349 (7.36%) Architect
4 314 (6.62%) Business Analyst
5 266 (5.61%) Project Manager
6 228 (4.81%) Java Developer
7 193 (4.07%) Consultant
8 168 (3.54%) Designer
9 135 (2.85%) Senior Developer
10 131 (2.76%) User Researcher
11 116 (2.45%) Junior
12 113 (2.38%) Data Analyst
13 111 (2.34%) C# Developer
14 99 (2.09%) .NET Developer
15 89 (1.88%) Network Engineer
16 87 (1.83%) C++ Developer
16 87 (1.83%) Software Developer
17 79 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
18 77 (1.62%) Software Engineer
19 73 (1.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (10.44%) HTML
2 396 (8.35%) CSS
3 314 (6.62%) .NET
4 246 (5.19%) Web Services
5 233 (4.91%) HTML5
6 212 (4.47%) AngularJS
7 197 (4.15%) XML
8 161 (3.40%) REST
9 159 (3.35%) Spring
10 147 (3.10%) jQuery
11 143 (3.02%) Node.js
12 133 (2.80%) RESTful
13 131 (2.76%) CSS3
14 120 (2.53%) JSON
15 103 (2.17%) SOAP
16 94 (1.98%) ASP.NET
17 80 (1.69%) React
18 73 (1.54%) J2EE
19 71 (1.50%) .NET Framework
20 69 (1.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1316 (27.75%) Computer Science
2 906 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
3 379 (7.99%) User Experience
4 357 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 165 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 129 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 125 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 97 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 95 (2.00%) Derivative
10 88 (1.86%) Data Structures
11 87 (1.83%) NHS
12 85 (1.79%) Algorithms
13 84 (1.77%) PMI
14 75 (1.58%) Equities
15 66 (1.39%) Fixed Income
16 56 (1.18%) Credit Risk
17 48 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
18 45 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
19 39 (0.82%) Social Media
20 37 (0.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 464 (9.78%) Linux
2 443 (9.34%) Windows
3 352 (7.42%) Unix
4 119 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 105 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 104 (2.19%) Android
7 63 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.10%) Windows 7
10 44 (0.93%) CentOS
11 43 (0.91%) Solaris
12 40 (0.84%) Windows 10
13 32 (0.67%) AIX
13 32 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.49%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.46%) Mac OS X
16 20 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.21%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.19%) VMS
19 8 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1401 (29.54%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (14.93%) Project Management
3 553 (11.66%) ITIL
4 488 (10.29%) Mathematics
5 463 (9.76%) Scrum
6 446 (9.41%) Analytics
7 370 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 368 (7.76%) PRINCE2
9 313 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
10 293 (6.18%) TDD
11 290 (6.12%) SDLC
12 269 (5.67%) Software Engineering
13 268 (5.65%) Test Automation
14 258 (5.44%) Migration
15 255 (5.38%) Business Analysis
16 251 (5.29%) OO
17 247 (5.21%) Change Management
18 243 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
19 236 (4.98%) DevOps
20 231 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 886 (18.68%) SQL
2 703 (14.82%) Java
3 498 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 480 (10.12%) Python
5 405 (8.54%) C#
6 266 (5.61%) C++
7 186 (3.92%) C
8 158 (3.33%) R
9 134 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 113 (2.38%) Perl
11 99 (2.09%) VBA
12 96 (2.02%) Ruby
13 89 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 80 (1.69%) T-SQL
15 79 (1.67%) PHP
16 77 (1.62%) PL/SQL
17 75 (1.58%) Bash Shell
17 75 (1.58%) Scala
18 55 (1.16%) VB
19 39 (0.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 762 (16.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 370 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 246 (5.19%) Master's Degree
4 221 (4.66%) SC Cleared
5 176 (3.71%) PMI Certification
6 149 (3.14%) Numerate Degree
7 145 (3.06%) PMP
8 136 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 130 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
10 106 (2.24%) ISEB
11 100 (2.11%) CISSP
12 74 (1.56%) CISM
13 73 (1.54%) CCNP
14 69 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
15 68 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
16 61 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 60 (1.27%) ISTQB
18 58 (1.22%) HND
19 53 (1.12%) DV Cleared
20 46 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (5.50%) QA
2 112 (2.36%) PMO
3 111 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 79 (1.67%) SLA
5 75 (1.58%) PCI DSS
6 73 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 64 (1.35%) GDPR
8 51 (1.08%) MiFID
9 35 (0.74%) COBIT
10 24 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 23 (0.49%) EMIR
12 19 (0.40%) IFRS
13 17 (0.36%) IFRS 9
14 13 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
15 12 (0.25%) ISO 9001
16 11 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 9 (0.19%) EFQM
17 9 (0.19%) JSP 440
18 8 (0.17%) Basel II
18 8 (0.17%) FATCA
System Software
1 155 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 103 (2.17%) Docker
3 81 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.57%) vSphere
7 22 (0.46%) XenApp
8 20 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.40%) HDFS
10 18 (0.38%) Firmware
11 10 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.21%) Xen
12 8 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.15%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.13%) KVM
14 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
15 5 (0.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 72 (1.52%) Ansible
2 70 (1.48%) Puppet
3 64 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (0.80%) FortiGate
6 26 (0.55%) SCCM
7 21 (0.44%) Nagios
8 16 (0.34%) SCOM
9 14 (0.30%) Mesos
9 14 (0.30%) WSUS
10 13 (0.27%) Graphite
10 13 (0.27%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.25%) BladeLogic
11 12 (0.25%) Kubernetes
11 12 (0.25%) Netcool
11 12 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.21%) logstash
13 9 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.19%) Salt
14 8 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 709 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 471 (9.93%) Oracle
3 205 (4.32%) SAP
4 181 (3.82%) Cisco
5 160 (3.37%) HP
6 118 (2.49%) VMware
7 83 (1.75%) Tableau
8 77 (1.62%) Adobe
9 76 (1.60%) IBM
9 76 (1.60%) Sybase
10 72 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 61 (1.29%) Juniper
13 58 (1.22%) Atlassian
13 58 (1.22%) CheckPoint
14 57 (1.20%) Splunk
15 55 (1.16%) F5
16 54 (1.14%) Citrix
17 51 (1.08%) Google
18 50 (1.05%) Remedy
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day +
Posted: 18 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £450 to £1,000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Major Players Ltd
Rate: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bond Mckenzie
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £230 - £255 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £21.03 - £26.06 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago