The table below looks at the statistics for Degree in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Degree over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 47 39 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Degree 75 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.31% 3.71% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.08% 23.36% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 32
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£313 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £175 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 17
Average hourly rate £30.20 £19.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.88% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £11.71 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.85 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -12.69%
Degree
England

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

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
439 351 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.37% 15.88% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 159 131
Average daily rate £339 £342 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +5.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 11 26
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.76 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.75% -58.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.30 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £22.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

Degree
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Degree Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Degree
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Degree Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Degree Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Degree
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Degree Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Degree across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Degree Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Warwickshire +17 32 £310 -7.46% 11
Birmingham -1 12 £288 +64.28% 17
Coventry -2 12 £325 -13.33% 15
Staffordshire 0 4 £358 -1.92% 10
Walsall - 2 - -
Solihull -2 1 £385 +24.19% 3
Worcestershire -6 1 £222 -36.57% 6
Shropshire -11 1 £288 +161.36% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 41 (26.62%) Computer Science
2 39 (25.32%) Automotive
3 37 (24.03%) Finance
4 32 (20.78%) Project Management
5 29 (18.83%) Microsoft
6 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
6 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (16.23%) SQL
8 22 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 21 (13.64%) HTML
9 21 (13.64%) Java
10 20 (12.99%) PRINCE2
10 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
11 19 (12.34%) C
12 18 (11.69%) MS Excel
12 18 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (11.04%) Oracle
14 16 (10.39%) .NET
14 16 (10.39%) UML
15 15 (9.74%) XML
15 15 (9.74%) ITIL
15 15 (9.74%) Validation
16 14 (9.09%) CSS
16 14 (9.09%) Six Sigma
17 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
17 12 (7.79%) Electronics
17 12 (7.79%) Change Management
17 12 (7.79%) Management Information System
18 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (7.14%) OO

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.95%) IIS
4 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) JBoss
5 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (6.49%) MS Office
3 6 (3.90%) MS Project
3 6 (3.90%) Simulink
4 5 (3.25%) Photoshop
5 4 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.60%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.30%) TargetLink
6 2 (1.30%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.65%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.65%) Maya
7 1 (0.65%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.65%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.65%) BPCS
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) Internet
2 3 (1.95%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.30%) IPv4
3 2 (1.30%) IPv6
3 2 (1.30%) SAN
3 2 (1.30%) Intranet
3 2 (1.30%) 3G
3 2 (1.30%) Wireless
3 2 (1.30%) 2G
3 2 (1.30%) MIMO
3 2 (1.30%) LTE
3 2 (1.30%) 4G
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.65%) ATM
4 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.65%) SMS
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (3.25%) MySQL
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.95%) Big Data
5 3 (1.95%) MarkLogic
5 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.65%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) SQLite
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (3.90%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.60%) JIRA
4 4 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.95%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.95%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.95%) Subversion
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.30%) ERwin
6 2 (1.30%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.65%) JUnit
7 1 (0.65%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.65%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.65%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 39 (25.32%) Automotive
2 37 (24.03%) Finance
3 12 (7.79%) Electronics
4 8 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.90%) Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Marketing
6 5 (3.25%) Games
6 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.60%) Billing
7 4 (2.60%) Publishing
8 2 (1.30%) Retail
9 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.65%) Back Office
9 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (16.88%) Developer
1 26 (16.88%) Analyst
2 20 (12.99%) Software Engineer
3 12 (7.79%) Architect
4 9 (5.84%) Project Manager
4 9 (5.84%) Business Analyst
5 6 (3.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (3.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (3.25%) Administrator
6 5 (3.25%) UI Developer
6 5 (3.25%) UI Programmer
7 4 (2.60%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 4 (2.60%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (2.60%) Designer
7 4 (2.60%) Web Developer
7 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (2.60%) Test Engineer
8 3 (1.95%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (1.95%) Applications Architect
8 3 (1.95%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.64%) HTML
2 16 (10.39%) .NET
3 15 (9.74%) XML
4 14 (9.09%) CSS
5 9 (5.84%) ASP.NET
6 8 (5.19%) jQuery
7 6 (3.90%) Spring
7 6 (3.90%) HTML5
8 5 (3.25%) Ajax
8 5 (3.25%) Web Services
9 4 (2.60%) XSLT
9 4 (2.60%) J2EE
10 3 (1.95%) DHTML
10 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.95%) WCF
11 2 (1.30%) CSS3
11 2 (1.30%) ADO.NET
11 2 (1.30%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.65%) EJB
12 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.62%) Computer Science
2 26 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.79%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 8 (5.19%) Mechatronics
6 7 (4.55%) CAN bus
6 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.25%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.25%) Telematics
7 5 (3.25%) Open Source
8 4 (2.60%) Physics
8 4 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.60%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.60%) Statistics
9 3 (1.95%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.95%) User Experience
9 3 (1.95%) Copywriting
9 3 (1.95%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.30%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.84%) Windows
1 9 (5.84%) Linux
2 5 (3.25%) UNIX
2 5 (3.25%) Android
2 5 (3.25%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.60%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.78%) Project Management
2 20 (12.99%) PRINCE2
2 20 (12.99%) Software Engineering
3 18 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.39%) UML
5 15 (9.74%) ITIL
5 15 (9.74%) Validation
6 14 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 12 (7.79%) Change Management
8 11 (7.14%) OO
8 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (7.14%) Data Analysis
9 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (6.49%) Migration
9 10 (6.49%) Requirements Engineering
10 9 (5.84%) Analytics
10 9 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (5.19%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.19%) Workflow
11 8 (5.19%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.23%) SQL
2 22 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 21 (13.64%) Java
4 19 (12.34%) C
5 8 (5.19%) C#
6 7 (4.55%) C++
6 7 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.90%) MATLAB
8 4 (2.60%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.60%) VBA
8 4 (2.60%) VBScript
9 3 (1.95%) VB
9 3 (1.95%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.95%) PHP
9 3 (1.95%) Python
9 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.30%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.30%) R
10 2 (1.30%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 9 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (3.25%) CITP
4 4 (2.60%) ISEB
4 4 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.95%) VCP4
5 3 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.95%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.30%) MCITP
6 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.30%) HND
6 2 (1.30%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (0.65%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) SLA
1 4 (2.60%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) P3O
3 2 (1.30%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.65%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) Oracle
3 9 (5.84%) SAP
4 8 (5.19%) Google
5 7 (4.55%) IBM
6 6 (3.90%) Apple
7 4 (2.60%) Adobe
7 4 (2.60%) Informatica
8 3 (1.95%) Netezza
8 3 (1.95%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.95%) Splunk
8 3 (1.95%) EMC
9 2 (1.30%) Cerner
9 2 (1.30%) Sybase
9 2 (1.30%) VMware
9 2 (1.30%) Pega
10 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.65%) Omniture
10 1 (0.65%) Talend
10 1 (0.65%) Xamarin
West Midlands
Premier Engineering
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Herefordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Staffordshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago