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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 24 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.07% 4.10% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.45% 45.45% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.83%
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
11 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.75% 9.02% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Average daily rate £370 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £422 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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
Stoke-on-Trent -3 3 £385 +10.00% 10
Lichfield - 1 £175 - 1
Degree
West Midlands

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 5 (35.71%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Time Management
5 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
6 4 (28.57%) C#
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
6 4 (28.57%) WinForms
6 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
6 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Marketing
7 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
8 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 2 (14.29%) VB
8 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 2 (14.29%) Retail
8 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (14.29%) Analytics
8 2 (14.29%) R
8 2 (14.29%) Big Data

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) Big Data
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Team Leader
1 5 (35.71%) Development Team Leader
1 5 (35.71%) Software Development Team Leader
1 5 (35.71%) Software Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Data Scientist
2 3 (21.43%) Junior
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Report Writer
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 4 (28.57%) WinForms
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) N-Tier
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) Online Games
5 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) SDLC
2 5 (35.71%) Time Management
2 5 (35.71%) Open Source
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Resource Management
4 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Network Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) R
4 1 (7.14%) VB6
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle