The first table below looks at the demand for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 27 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 37 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.15% 2.10% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.89% 13.13% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.53 £28.13 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+19.20% -15.41%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 99 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.54% 15.99% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 54 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -32.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £12.50 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Degree
West Midlands

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Degree across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree.

1 24 (44.44%) Project Management
2 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 18 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 17 (31.48%) MS Office
4 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
5 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (24.07%) QA
6 12 (22.22%) ITIL
7 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
9 8 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (12.96%) UML
10 7 (12.96%) Banking
10 7 (12.96%) Social Media
10 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (11.11%) OO
11 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
11 6 (11.11%) Rational Rose
12 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
13 4 (7.41%) UNIX
13 4 (7.41%) Linux
13 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
13 4 (7.41%) Web Services
13 4 (7.41%) Perl
13 4 (7.41%) SQL
13 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
13 4 (7.41%) SMTP
13 4 (7.41%) DNS

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Degree also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Degree. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (3.70%) WordPress
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.85%) FileNet
4 1 (1.85%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) SMTP
1 4 (7.41%) DNS
1 4 (7.41%) Intranet
1 4 (7.41%) IMAP
2 2 (3.70%) LAN
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) SAN
2 2 (3.70%) MPLS
2 2 (3.70%) VLAN
2 2 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (1.85%) Multicast
3 1 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.70%) Selenium
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 18 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Graduate
5 4 (7.41%) Database Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Graduate Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Sourcing Manager
8 1 (1.85%) CRM Developer
8 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Web Services
1 4 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
4 1 (1.85%) WCF
4 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) CSS3
4 1 (1.85%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.85%) XSLT
4 1 (1.85%) XHTML
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
4 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (12.96%) Social Media
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) SCADA
5 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.85%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.85%) WURFL
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) UNIX
1 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) Project Management
2 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
3 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (22.22%) ITIL
5 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 7 (12.96%) UML
6 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (11.11%) OO
8 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
8 4 (7.41%) Workflow
8 4 (7.41%) Scrum
8 4 (7.41%) E-Discovery
9 3 (5.56%) Use Case
9 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.56%) Project Governance
9 3 (5.56%) User Stories
9 3 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
9 3 (5.56%) Migration
9 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
1 4 (7.41%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.70%) VBA
3 2 (3.70%) C
3 2 (3.70%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.85%) VB
4 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.41%) ISEB
2 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.70%) CISSP
4 2 (3.70%) CCNP
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) CISM
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) IIBA
4 2 (3.70%) CBAP
5 1 (1.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) MCITP
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.85%) CCSA
5 1 (1.85%) PMP
5 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (24.07%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) P3O
2 1 (1.85%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Lotus
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Cognos
3 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco
3 2 (3.70%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) McAfee
4 1 (1.85%) Wall Street Systems
4 1 (1.85%) AccuRev
4 1 (1.85%) Intel
4 1 (1.85%) Juniper
4 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £305 per day
Posted: 13 days ago