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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 54 66 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs citing Degree 75 49 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.92% 2.32% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.30% 17.19% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 45
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£350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Average hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.17% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £16.88 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £31.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.76%
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
460 285 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.89% 13.50% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 156 189
Average daily rate £334 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 25
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -17.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £30.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Warwickshire +4 24 £373 +24.16% 9
Birmingham +4 22 £350 +3.70% 42
Coventry +4 14 £180 -44.61% 11
Worcestershire - 4 £350 - 7
Staffordshire -3 2 £288 -12.87% 24
Solihull +6 1 £325 - 6
Shropshire -9 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 3
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 52 (31.14%) Project Management
2 39 (23.35%) Computer Science
3 36 (21.56%) Microsoft
4 35 (20.96%) Finance
5 34 (20.36%) ITIL
6 32 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (17.96%) PRINCE2
8 29 (17.37%) Management Information System
9 27 (16.17%) MS Office
10 25 (14.97%) MS Excel
11 23 (13.77%) Automotive
12 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (11.98%) Validation
15 19 (11.38%) SQL
15 19 (11.38%) MS PowerPoint
16 18 (10.78%) .NET
17 17 (10.18%) Change Management
18 16 (9.58%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (8.38%) C#
19 14 (8.38%) UML
19 14 (8.38%) QA
20 13 (7.78%) Business Analysis
21 12 (7.19%) Service Delivery
21 12 (7.19%) OO
21 12 (7.19%) Java
21 12 (7.19%) Oracle
21 12 (7.19%) SAP
21 12 (7.19%) Mathematics
21 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Engagement

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (2.99%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.40%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.20%) CMS
3 2 (1.20%) WordPress
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 27 (16.17%) MS Office
2 25 (14.97%) MS Excel
3 19 (11.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.59%) MS Project
5 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.40%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.80%) Simulink
7 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.60%) CATIA
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.60%) Maya
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
1 1 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.99%) Firewall
1 5 (2.99%) Ethernet
1 5 (2.99%) Intranet
2 4 (2.40%) 3G
2 4 (2.40%) DNS
2 4 (2.40%) WAN
2 4 (2.40%) SMTP
2 4 (2.40%) 2G
2 4 (2.40%) IMAP
3 3 (1.80%) LTE
3 3 (1.80%) LAN
3 3 (1.80%) MPLS
3 3 (1.80%) Internet
4 2 (1.20%) SAN
4 2 (1.20%) ATM
4 2 (1.20%) VPN
4 2 (1.20%) Wireless
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
4 2 (1.20%) VLAN
5 1 (0.60%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.80%) Big Data
4 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.20%) OLTP
5 2 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.60%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.60%) Redis
6 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) QlikView
6 1 (0.60%) SQLite
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (5.39%) Rational Rose
2 4 (2.40%) JIRA
3 3 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.20%) Toad
4 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.20%) Subversion
4 2 (1.20%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.60%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.60%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 35 (20.96%) Finance
2 23 (13.77%) Automotive
3 10 (5.99%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.79%) Electronics
6 5 (2.99%) Banking
7 4 (2.40%) Games
7 4 (2.40%) Legal
7 4 (2.40%) Avionics
8 3 (1.80%) Retail
9 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (1.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.60%) Marketing
10 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (15.57%) Analyst
2 19 (11.38%) Developer
3 15 (8.98%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.19%) Architect
5 12 (7.19%) Design Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) Graduate
7 9 (5.39%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.79%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Web Developer
9 7 (4.19%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Service Manager
10 6 (3.59%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.59%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.40%) Database Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.40%) Development Team Leader
11 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.78%) .NET
2 10 (5.99%) HTML
3 9 (5.39%) Web Services
3 9 (5.39%) XML
4 7 (4.19%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.19%) CSS
5 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.59%) jQuery
5 6 (3.59%) Ajax
6 5 (2.99%) HTML5
6 5 (2.99%) CSS3
6 5 (2.99%) Silverlight
6 5 (2.99%) Middleware
7 4 (2.40%) WPF
7 4 (2.40%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.80%) J2EE
8 3 (1.80%) XSLT
8 3 (1.80%) JSP
8 3 (1.80%) Servlets
8 3 (1.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.35%) Computer Science
2 32 (19.16%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (17.37%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.19%) Mathematics
5 9 (5.39%) Physics
5 9 (5.39%) Social Media
6 6 (3.59%) Human Factors
7 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.40%) Replication
8 4 (2.40%) Open Source
8 4 (2.40%) CAN bus
8 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.80%) WURFL
9 3 (1.80%) SCADA
9 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.80%) PMI
10 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.20%) DataPower
10 2 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.99%) UNIX
1 10 (5.99%) Linux
2 8 (4.79%) Windows
3 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.80%) Android
4 3 (1.80%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.60%) Tizen
5 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.14%) Project Management
2 34 (20.36%) ITIL
3 30 (17.96%) PRINCE2
4 22 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (11.98%) Validation
7 17 (10.18%) Change Management
8 14 (8.38%) UML
9 13 (7.78%) Business Analysis
10 12 (7.19%) Service Delivery
10 12 (7.19%) OO
10 12 (7.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (6.59%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (5.99%) Data Modelling
12 10 (5.99%) Business Continuity
12 10 (5.99%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.99%) TOGAF
13 9 (5.39%) Line Management
14 8 (4.79%) SOA
14 8 (4.79%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.38%) SQL
2 14 (8.38%) C#
3 12 (7.19%) Java
4 10 (5.99%) C
5 8 (4.79%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.59%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.40%) Perl
9 3 (1.80%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.80%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.20%) VBA
10 2 (1.20%) C++
11 1 (0.60%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.60%) VB
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.60%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 16 (9.58%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.59%) ISEB
3 6 (3.59%) HND
3 6 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (2.99%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.80%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) PMP
7 2 (1.20%) CISSP
7 2 (1.20%) CCNP
7 2 (1.20%) PhD
7 2 (1.20%) CISM
7 2 (1.20%) MBA
7 2 (1.20%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.20%) CITP
7 2 (1.20%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) QA
2 6 (3.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) P3O
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (1.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (21.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.19%) Oracle
2 12 (7.19%) SAP
3 7 (4.19%) IBM
4 5 (2.99%) EMC
5 4 (2.40%) Lotus
5 4 (2.40%) Mentor Graphics
6 3 (1.80%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.80%) JBoss
6 3 (1.80%) HP
6 3 (1.80%) Cisco
7 2 (1.20%) CA
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) McAfee
7 2 (1.20%) Cognos
7 2 (1.20%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.20%) Capita
7 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.60%) RightScale
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