The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 20 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 8 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.40% 7.69% 8.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 30.77% 60.00% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
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£354 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.04% +3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -60.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +68.75%
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 Staffordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 14.29% 12.82% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 7
Average daily rate £354 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +85.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £43.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -61.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 4 £175 -
Stoke-on-Trent 0 2 £354 +7.19% 3
Degree
West Midlands

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) Time Management
4 5 (38.46%) Open Source
4 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) SDLC
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) Resource Management
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Marketing
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) WinForms
6 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (15.38%) Big Data
7 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (15.38%) XML
7 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Analytics
7 2 (15.38%) R
7 2 (15.38%) Mathematics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Software Development Team Leader
1 5 (38.46%) Team Leader
1 5 (38.46%) Development Team Leader
1 5 (38.46%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Data Scientist
3 2 (15.38%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Report Writer
4 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Framework
3 3 (23.08%) WinForms
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
5 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Computer Science
2 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
3 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
1 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 4 (30.77%) Resource Management
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
3 2 (15.38%) R
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy