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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 45 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 87 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.37% 3.70% 3.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.29% 21.45% 28.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £175 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £384 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 19
Average hourly rate £31.44 £26.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.92% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.05 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.20 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +19.56%
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
451 387 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.48% 17.27% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 184 118
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 16 32
Average hourly rate £30.20 £15.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.33% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -28.00%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +16 32 £355 +18.33% 14
Birmingham -5 17 £325 +25.00% 33
Coventry +1 13 £325 -7.14% 15
Staffordshire -4 7 £400 +33.33% 8
Solihull -3 3 £385 +24.19% 6
Walsall -1 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -5 1 £222 -36.57% 7
Shropshire -12 1 £288 +161.36% 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £225 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Bilston - - - - 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 45 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 39 (22.29%) Project Management
3 38 (21.71%) Finance
3 38 (21.71%) Automotive
4 36 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 33 (18.86%) SQL Server
7 32 (18.29%) HTML
8 31 (17.71%) SQL
9 29 (16.57%) PRINCE2
10 25 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 24 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (12.57%) CSS
12 22 (12.57%) MS Excel
13 21 (12.00%) .NET
14 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
15 18 (10.29%) Oracle
16 17 (9.71%) Java
16 17 (9.71%) C
16 17 (9.71%) Management Information System
17 16 (9.14%) Analytics
18 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (8.57%) XML
19 14 (8.00%) ITIL
19 14 (8.00%) UML
19 14 (8.00%) SharePoint
19 14 (8.00%) Six Sigma
20 13 (7.43%) MS Office
20 13 (7.43%) Change Management
20 13 (7.43%) Data Analysis

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 14 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.86%) IIS
3 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.71%) SAS
5 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.57%) JBoss
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.43%) MS Office
3 11 (6.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (4.57%) Photoshop
4 8 (4.57%) MS Project
5 7 (4.00%) Simulink
6 6 (3.43%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (2.29%) InfoPath
7 4 (2.29%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.71%) Stateflow
8 3 (1.71%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.57%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.57%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.14%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.57%) BPCS
2 1 (0.57%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.71%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.14%) 4G
3 2 (1.14%) MIMO
3 2 (1.14%) LTE
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (1.14%) 2G
3 2 (1.14%) Wireless
3 2 (1.14%) H.323
3 2 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.14%) IPv4
3 2 (1.14%) IPv6
3 2 (1.14%) 3G
3 2 (1.14%) Intranet
3 2 (1.14%) SAN
4 1 (0.57%) DNS
4 1 (0.57%) SMS
4 1 (0.57%) DHCP
4 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.86%) Big Data
6 4 (2.29%) MySQL
7 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.71%) MarkLogic
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.14%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.57%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.57%) Cognos Transformer
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (2.86%) Subversion
3 5 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.29%) JIRA
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.71%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.71%) ClearQuest
5 3 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.14%) ERwin
7 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.57%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.57%) Maven
7 1 (0.57%) Selenium
7 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 38 (21.71%) Finance
1 38 (21.71%) Automotive
2 12 (6.86%) Electronics
3 11 (6.29%) Marketing
4 8 (4.57%) Retail
5 7 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 6 (3.43%) Banking
7 4 (2.29%) Publishing
7 4 (2.29%) Games
7 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.71%) Billing
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Back Office
9 1 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (17.71%) Developer
2 29 (16.57%) Analyst
3 19 (10.86%) Software Engineer
4 16 (9.14%) Project Manager
5 13 (7.43%) Architect
6 10 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.43%) Senior Manager
8 5 (2.86%) Service Analyst
8 5 (2.86%) Administrator
8 5 (2.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (2.86%) UI Developer
8 5 (2.86%) UI Programmer
9 4 (2.29%) Software Team Leader
9 4 (2.29%) Software Development Team Leader
9 4 (2.29%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (2.29%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 4 (2.29%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.29%) Development Team Leader
9 4 (2.29%) Team Leader
9 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.29%) HTML
2 22 (12.57%) CSS
3 21 (12.00%) .NET
4 15 (8.57%) XML
5 11 (6.29%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.14%) jQuery
6 9 (5.14%) HTML5
7 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.43%) Spring
7 6 (3.43%) Web Services
8 5 (2.86%) Ajax
9 4 (2.29%) ADO.NET
9 4 (2.29%) J2EE
9 4 (2.29%) XSLT
10 3 (1.71%) DHTML
10 3 (1.71%) WCF
11 2 (1.14%) Cocoa Touch
11 2 (1.14%) CSS3
11 2 (1.14%) Core Animation
11 2 (1.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (25.71%) Computer Science
2 36 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.71%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.71%) Open Source
4 10 (5.71%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.00%) User Experience
5 7 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 7 (4.00%) Mechatronics
6 6 (3.43%) CAN bus
7 5 (2.86%) NHS
7 5 (2.86%) Telematics
7 5 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.29%) Statistics
8 4 (2.29%) Physics
8 4 (2.29%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.71%) Copywriting
9 3 (1.71%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.71%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.86%) Windows
2 9 (5.14%) Linux
3 8 (4.57%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.57%) Android
4 6 (3.43%) UNIX
5 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.71%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.57%) Solaris
6 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.29%) Project Management
2 29 (16.57%) PRINCE2
3 24 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (10.86%) Software Engineering
5 16 (9.14%) Analytics
6 15 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (8.00%) ITIL
7 14 (8.00%) UML
7 14 (8.00%) Six Sigma
8 13 (7.43%) Change Management
8 13 (7.43%) Data Analysis
9 12 (6.86%) Validation
9 12 (6.86%) Migration
9 12 (6.86%) E-Commerce
10 11 (6.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (5.71%) Supplier Management
12 9 (5.14%) OO
12 9 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.71%) SQL
2 25 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.71%) Java
3 17 (9.71%) C
4 9 (5.14%) C#
4 9 (5.14%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.00%) C++
5 7 (4.00%) MATLAB
6 6 (3.43%) VBScript
7 5 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.29%) VB6
8 4 (2.29%) VBA
8 4 (2.29%) VB
9 3 (1.71%) PHP
9 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.71%) Python
9 3 (1.71%) R
10 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 9 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.86%) CITP
3 5 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.29%) ISEB
5 3 (1.71%) HND
5 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.71%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.71%) CCNP
5 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.14%) MCITP
6 2 (1.14%) CISSP
6 2 (1.14%) CCIP
6 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.14%) PMP
6 2 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) P3O
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
3 2 (1.14%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.57%) Firmware
2 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.29%) Oracle
3 10 (5.71%) SAP
4 9 (5.14%) Google
5 6 (3.43%) Apple
5 6 (3.43%) IBM
6 5 (2.86%) Informatica
7 4 (2.29%) Netezza
7 4 (2.29%) Adobe
8 3 (1.71%) Cisco
8 3 (1.71%) LANDesk
8 3 (1.71%) Splunk
9 2 (1.14%) Verint
9 2 (1.14%) Pega
9 2 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.14%) VMware
9 2 (1.14%) Cerner
9 2 (1.14%) EMC
9 2 (1.14%) Sybase
10 1 (0.57%) Cognos
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Next Move IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Premier Engineering
Rate: £18 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £425.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Smart Recruit Online
Rate: £18000 - £21000 per annum + See job spec
Posted: 8 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago