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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 22 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.75% 4.35% 10.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.00% 26.32% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £239 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £330 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+35.41% -23.80%
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
8 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.02% 16.52% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 18
Average daily rate £300 £260 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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
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 21 August 2014. 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
Cannock - 1 £300 - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 5
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 8
Tamworth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Degree
West Midlands

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 4 (28.57%) CSS
5 4 (28.57%) XML
5 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
5 4 (28.57%) Ajax
5 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) CSS3
6 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) XSLT
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (14.29%) XHTML
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Development Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) .NET Team Leader
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 4 (28.57%) XML
2 4 (28.57%) Ajax
2 4 (28.57%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 4 (28.57%) CSS3
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) XSLT
4 2 (14.29%) XHTML
4 2 (14.29%) WinForms
4 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (7.14%) Apache Flex
5 1 (7.14%) MXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) WURFL
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 2 (14.29%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Web Application Development
3 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) SEO
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) ActionScript
6 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 1 (7.14%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) AccuRev
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Siebel
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) JD Edwards