The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 43 47 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 22 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.88% 2.29% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.97% 14.42% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
Degree
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
147 104 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.22% 15.88% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 55
Average daily rate £330 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.25 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 22 (41.51%) Project Management
2 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
4 15 (28.30%) MS Office
4 15 (28.30%) ITIL
5 14 (26.42%) PRINCE2
5 14 (26.42%) Finance
6 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (22.64%) QA
7 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.09%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
10 7 (13.21%) Social Media
11 6 (11.32%) E-Discovery
11 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (11.32%) UML
12 5 (9.43%) OO
12 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
12 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
12 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
12 5 (9.43%) Rational Rose
12 5 (9.43%) Workflow
12 5 (9.43%) Banking
13 4 (7.55%) Scrum
13 4 (7.55%) SMTP
13 4 (7.55%) DNS
13 4 (7.55%) Lotus
13 4 (7.55%) Intranet

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.55%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.77%) CMS
3 2 (3.77%) WordPress
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Office
2 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.55%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.77%) Simulink
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) SMTP
1 4 (7.55%) DNS
1 4 (7.55%) Intranet
1 4 (7.55%) IMAP
2 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) MPLS
2 2 (3.77%) SAN
2 2 (3.77%) LAN
2 2 (3.77%) WAN
2 2 (3.77%) Network Security
2 2 (3.77%) VLAN
3 1 (1.89%) Multicast
3 1 (1.89%) ATM
3 1 (1.89%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) DMZ
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Rational Rose
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.89%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Project Manager
3 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Database Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Graduate
6 3 (5.66%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Data Modeller
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Incident Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Environment Manager
8 1 (1.89%) QA Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Transition Manager
8 1 (1.89%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (1.89%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
1 4 (7.55%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) XML
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.89%) Ajax
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) HTML5
4 1 (1.89%) CSS3
4 1 (1.89%) Reactive Extensions
4 1 (1.89%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (1.89%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) XHTML
4 1 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (32.08%) Computer Science
3 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (13.21%) Social Media
5 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.77%) SCADA
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.89%) WURFL
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.89%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) UNIX
1 4 (7.55%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.89%) Android
3 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Project Management
2 15 (28.30%) ITIL
3 14 (26.42%) PRINCE2
4 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (13.21%) Business Analysis
7 6 (11.32%) E-Discovery
7 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (11.32%) UML
8 5 (9.43%) OO
8 5 (9.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (9.43%) Workflow
9 4 (7.55%) Scrum
10 3 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (5.66%) Use Case
10 3 (5.66%) Security Architecture
10 3 (5.66%) User Stories
10 3 (5.66%) Line Management
10 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Perl
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
2 2 (3.77%) VBA
2 2 (3.77%) C
2 2 (3.77%) C#
2 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) VB
3 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.55%) ISEB
2 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (5.66%) CCNA
4 2 (3.77%) CISM
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) CISSP
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.89%) MCITP
5 1 (1.89%) IIBA
5 1 (1.89%) CBAP
5 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PhD
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.64%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
1 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Lotus
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) McAfee
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) Cognos
4 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) Juniper
5 1 (1.89%) Intel
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