Period
to 28 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 28 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 33 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 4810 5266 5045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 4.79% 4.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.66% 22.49% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2969 3292 2816
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £240 £225 £225
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 219 279
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.26 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +7.69% +2.36%

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 18744 23412 21931
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.51% 21.31% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11457 14653 12773
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £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 952 812 1082
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 £12.01 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.19 £50.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +24.44% +11.80%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 4430 £440 +4.76% 1506
UK excluding London 0 2528 £400 +6.67% 956
London 0 2154 £463 +2.78% 626
South East +2 965 £400 - 268
North of England -13 439 £400 +17.65% 210
Midlands +10 367 £386 -3.44% 102
East of England +3 253 £375 +7.14% 186
South West +4 229 £425 +6.25% 112
West Midlands +10 205 £375 -3.23% 73
Yorkshire +14 187 £406 +1.56% 68
Scotland -1 184 £350 +4.09% 59
North West -12 170 £375 -6.25% 125
East Midlands +5 160 £400 +6.67% 29
North East -18 82 £440 +55.07% 17
Wales +25 61 £350 +7.69% 13
Northern Ireland -23 41 £424 +41.25% 6

For the 6 months to 28 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 1426 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1336 (27.78%) Computer Science
3 1307 (27.17%) Finance
4 911 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
5 894 (18.59%) SQL
6 774 (16.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 739 (15.36%) Microsoft
8 720 (14.97%) Project Management
9 705 (14.66%) Java
10 561 (11.66%) ITIL
11 504 (10.48%) JavaScript
12 502 (10.44%) HTML
13 489 (10.17%) Mathematics
14 486 (10.10%) Banking
15 472 (9.81%) Linux
15 472 (9.81%) Python
16 468 (9.73%) Scrum
17 465 (9.67%) Oracle
18 459 (9.54%) Windows
19 449 (9.33%) Analytics
20 420 (8.73%) SQL Server
21 419 (8.71%) C#
22 407 (8.46%) CSS
23 385 (8.00%) User Experience
24 383 (7.96%) Security Cleared
25 374 (7.78%) PRINCE2
26 371 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
27 367 (7.63%) Telecoms
28 366 (7.61%) Management Information System
29 347 (7.21%) 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
1 165 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 117 (2.43%) Apache
3 107 (2.22%) SAS
4 103 (2.14%) Confluence
5 88 (1.83%) CMS
6 84 (1.75%) Apache Spark
7 74 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 62 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 56 (1.16%) JBoss
10 50 (1.04%) IIS
11 43 (0.89%) WebLogic
12 40 (0.83%) MS Exchange
13 37 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
14 32 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 31 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
15 31 (0.64%) Skype for Business
16 29 (0.60%) nginx
17 28 (0.58%) GlassFish
17 28 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
18 23 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 347 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 327 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 171 (3.56%) MS Visio
4 140 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 121 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
6 65 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 28 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
9 26 (0.54%) SPSS
10 18 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.33%) Stata
12 14 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 11 (0.23%) InVision
14 10 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
15 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
16 5 (0.10%) InfoPath
16 5 (0.10%) Pixate
16 5 (0.10%) Simulink
17 4 (0.083%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 19 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.35%) Eloqua
5 16 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 13 (0.27%) ION MarketView
6 13 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 12 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 11 (0.23%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.21%) Maximo
9 10 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.19%) Teamcenter
11 8 (0.17%) FastStats
11 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
12 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (0.15%) SAP SD
13 6 (0.12%) Actimize
13 6 (0.12%) Magento
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 164 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (2.06%) Office 365
4 61 (1.27%) SaaS
5 57 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (1.14%) PaaS
7 51 (1.06%) GitHub
8 24 (0.50%) IaaS
9 20 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 19 (0.40%) Google Analytics
11 17 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (0.33%) Heroku
13 14 (0.29%) OpenShift
14 12 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
16 10 (0.21%) G Suite
16 10 (0.21%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
17 8 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
18 7 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 185 (3.85%) Firewall
2 170 (3.53%) Internet
3 140 (2.91%) LAN
3 140 (2.91%) Wireless
4 138 (2.87%) WAN
5 84 (1.75%) DNS
5 84 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 63 (1.31%) VPN
7 60 (1.25%) DHCP
8 52 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 50 (1.04%) Network Security
10 46 (0.96%) HTTP
11 45 (0.94%) SAN
12 42 (0.87%) SSL
13 40 (0.83%) LDAP
14 39 (0.81%) BIG-IP
15 32 (0.67%) LTE
16 31 (0.64%) 4G
17 27 (0.56%) NAS
17 27 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 420 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 254 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 201 (4.18%) Big Data
4 166 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 163 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 149 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 96 (2.00%) RDBMS
8 94 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 93 (1.93%) MySQL
10 89 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (1.83%) MongoDB
12 68 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 58 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
14 57 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 56 (1.16%) Apache Hive
16 53 (1.10%) QlikView
17 52 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
18 41 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
18 41 (0.85%) MS Access
19 40 (0.83%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 308 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 256 (5.32%) JIRA
3 193 (4.01%) Jenkins
4 113 (2.35%) Subversion
5 87 (1.81%) Maven
6 78 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 78 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 54 (1.12%) JUnit
8 52 (1.08%) TeamCity
9 50 (1.04%) Bitbucket
10 46 (0.96%) Selenium
11 41 (0.85%) Eclipse
12 39 (0.81%) Cucumber
12 39 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
13 35 (0.73%) Gradle
14 30 (0.62%) Axure RP
15 27 (0.56%) Ant
15 27 (0.56%) Hudson
16 26 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 25 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1307 (27.17%) Finance
2 486 (10.10%) Banking
3 367 (7.63%) Telecoms
4 311 (6.47%) Marketing
5 209 (4.35%) Retail
6 173 (3.60%) Investment Banking
7 168 (3.49%) Legal
8 162 (3.37%) Front Office
9 145 (3.01%) Manufacturing
10 115 (2.39%) Electronics
11 73 (1.52%) Billing
12 68 (1.41%) Games
13 67 (1.39%) Automotive
14 61 (1.27%) Financial Institution
15 60 (1.25%) Publishing
16 55 (1.14%) Law
17 50 (1.04%) Retail Banking
18 48 (1.00%) Back Office
19 43 (0.89%) Advertising
20 40 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1084 (22.54%) Developer
2 851 (17.69%) Analyst
3 347 (7.21%) Architect
4 319 (6.63%) Business Analyst
5 273 (5.68%) Project Manager
6 230 (4.78%) Java Developer
7 198 (4.12%) Consultant
8 174 (3.62%) Designer
9 139 (2.89%) Senior Developer
10 131 (2.72%) User Researcher
11 116 (2.41%) C# Developer
12 114 (2.37%) Data Analyst
13 110 (2.29%) Junior
14 106 (2.20%) .NET Developer
15 91 (1.89%) Software Developer
16 89 (1.85%) Network Engineer
17 88 (1.83%) C++ Developer
18 82 (1.70%) Solutions Architect
19 80 (1.66%) Software Engineer
20 75 (1.56%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (10.44%) HTML
2 407 (8.46%) CSS
3 331 (6.88%) .NET
4 241 (5.01%) Web Services
5 233 (4.84%) HTML5
6 214 (4.45%) AngularJS
7 202 (4.20%) XML
8 166 (3.45%) REST
9 163 (3.39%) Spring
10 150 (3.12%) jQuery
11 139 (2.89%) RESTful
12 138 (2.87%) Node.js
13 131 (2.72%) CSS3
14 125 (2.60%) JSON
15 104 (2.16%) SOAP
16 102 (2.12%) ASP.NET
17 82 (1.70%) React
18 77 (1.60%) .NET Framework
19 75 (1.56%) J2EE
20 72 (1.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1336 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 911 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
3 385 (8.00%) User Experience
4 366 (7.61%) Management Information System
5 164 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 135 (2.81%) Mobile App
7 123 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 106 (2.20%) Virtual Team
9 95 (1.98%) Derivative
10 88 (1.83%) Algorithms
10 88 (1.83%) Data Structures
11 86 (1.79%) NHS
11 86 (1.79%) PMI
12 78 (1.62%) Equities
13 67 (1.39%) Fixed Income
14 60 (1.25%) Credit Risk
15 49 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 45 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
17 43 (0.89%) Social Media
18 41 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 472 (9.81%) Linux
2 459 (9.54%) Windows
3 347 (7.21%) Unix
4 126 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 104 (2.16%) Android
6 102 (2.12%) Apple iOS
7 69 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 43 (0.89%) CentOS
10 43 (0.89%) Windows 10
11 42 (0.87%) Solaris
12 35 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (0.67%) AIX
14 25 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.50%) Windows 8
16 21 (0.44%) Mac OS X
17 10 (0.21%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.21%) VMS
18 8 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1426 (29.65%) Agile Software Development
2 720 (14.97%) Project Management
3 561 (11.66%) ITIL
4 489 (10.17%) Mathematics
5 468 (9.73%) Scrum
6 449 (9.33%) Analytics
7 374 (7.78%) PRINCE2
8 371 (7.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 316 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
10 297 (6.17%) TDD
11 290 (6.03%) SDLC
12 270 (5.61%) Software Engineering
13 268 (5.57%) Test Automation
14 267 (5.55%) Migration
15 253 (5.26%) Change Management
16 250 (5.20%) Business Analysis
17 246 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
18 244 (5.07%) OO
19 235 (4.89%) DevOps
20 230 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 894 (18.59%) SQL
2 705 (14.66%) Java
3 504 (10.48%) JavaScript
4 472 (9.81%) Python
5 419 (8.71%) C#
6 266 (5.53%) C++
7 188 (3.91%) C
8 159 (3.31%) R
9 136 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 114 (2.37%) Perl
11 97 (2.02%) PowerShell
11 97 (2.02%) VBA
12 92 (1.91%) Ruby
13 85 (1.77%) T-SQL
14 79 (1.64%) PHP
15 77 (1.60%) Bash Shell
16 75 (1.56%) Scala
17 74 (1.54%) PL/SQL
18 56 (1.16%) VB
19 38 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 774 (16.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 383 (7.96%) Security Cleared
3 255 (5.30%) Master's Degree
4 230 (4.78%) SC Cleared
5 180 (3.74%) PMI Certification
6 152 (3.16%) Numerate Degree
7 148 (3.08%) PMP
8 145 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 130 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
10 106 (2.20%) ISEB
11 101 (2.10%) CISSP
12 75 (1.56%) CISM
13 73 (1.52%) CCNP
14 69 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 68 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 61 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 60 (1.25%) HND
17 60 (1.25%) ISTQB
18 56 (1.16%) DV Cleared
19 48 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (5.38%) QA
2 113 (2.35%) PMO
3 110 (2.29%) Data Quality
4 79 (1.64%) SLA
5 74 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 74 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 63 (1.31%) GDPR
7 51 (1.06%) MiFID
8 34 (0.71%) COBIT
9 25 (0.52%) EMIR
10 24 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
11 19 (0.40%) IFRS
12 17 (0.35%) IFRS 9
13 14 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
14 13 (0.27%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.21%) FATCA
16 9 (0.19%) EFQM
16 9 (0.19%) JSP 440
17 8 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 158 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 107 (2.22%) Docker
3 81 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (0.56%) vSphere
7 23 (0.48%) XenApp
8 22 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.40%) Firmware
9 19 (0.40%) HDFS
10 11 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.23%) Xen
11 8 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.15%) GlusterFS
13 6 (0.12%) KVM
13 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.10%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
14 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (1.46%) Ansible
2 68 (1.41%) Puppet
3 61 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 25 (0.52%) SCCM
7 21 (0.44%) Nagios
8 19 (0.40%) SCOM
9 14 (0.29%) Mesos
10 13 (0.27%) Graphite
10 13 (0.27%) Kubernetes
10 13 (0.27%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.27%) Netcool
10 13 (0.27%) WSUS
11 12 (0.25%) BladeLogic
11 12 (0.25%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.21%) logstash
13 9 (0.19%) Salt
14 8 (0.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 739 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 465 (9.67%) Oracle
3 208 (4.32%) SAP
4 184 (3.83%) Cisco
5 165 (3.43%) HP
6 118 (2.45%) VMware
7 84 (1.75%) Tableau
8 81 (1.68%) IBM
9 76 (1.58%) Adobe
10 75 (1.56%) Sybase
11 71 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
12 65 (1.35%) Red Hat
13 61 (1.27%) Atlassian
13 61 (1.27%) Juniper
14 59 (1.23%) CheckPoint
15 56 (1.16%) Splunk
16 55 (1.14%) Citrix
16 55 (1.14%) F5
17 54 (1.12%) Google
18 52 (1.08%) Remedy
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £800.00 - £1000.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Endell
Rate: From £350 to £475 per day dependent on seniority
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £450 to £1,000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £377.73 - £461.67 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £470 to £518 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £293.79 - £335.76 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
PCR
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Bond Mckenzie
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago