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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 46 59 37
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Degree 84 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.25% 2.50% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.26% 17.93% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 47
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£350 £300 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £220 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £339 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Average hourly rate £34.28 £21.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.41% -28.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.67 £12.20 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.77 £31.30 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £24.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+39.58% -23.80%
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
460 290 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.80% 13.94% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 150 192
Average daily rate £330 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 21
Average hourly rate £26.42 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.10 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 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
Birmingham +14 33 £350 +32.07% 16
Warwickshire +1 24 £398 +32.50% 7
Coventry +1 13 £325 -7.14% 7
Worcestershire -3 3 £350 - 6
Solihull +4 2 £325 +34.02% 5
Staffordshire -3 2 £288 -12.87% 16
Shropshire -3 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (31.90%) Project Management
2 39 (23.93%) Computer Science
3 37 (22.70%) Microsoft
4 34 (20.86%) ITIL
5 33 (20.25%) Finance
6 31 (19.02%) PRINCE2
7 30 (18.40%) Management Information System
8 27 (16.56%) MS Office
9 25 (15.34%) MS Excel
10 21 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (12.27%) Automotive
12 18 (11.04%) SQL
12 18 (11.04%) MS PowerPoint
13 17 (10.43%) .NET
13 17 (10.43%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (10.43%) Validation
14 16 (9.82%) Change Management
14 16 (9.82%) QA
15 14 (8.59%) Business Analysis
15 14 (8.59%) C#
16 13 (7.98%) UML
17 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
17 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
18 11 (6.75%) OO
18 11 (6.75%) Oracle
18 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
18 11 (6.75%) SAP
19 10 (6.13%) UNIX
19 10 (6.13%) HTML

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.45%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.23%) WordPress
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.61%) Moodle
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (16.56%) MS Office
2 25 (15.34%) MS Excel
3 18 (11.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.68%) MS Project
5 4 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.45%) Simulink
5 4 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.61%) CATIA
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Office 365
1 1 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.07%) 2G
1 5 (3.07%) Firewall
1 5 (3.07%) 3G
1 5 (3.07%) Intranet
1 5 (3.07%) Ethernet
2 4 (2.45%) IMAP
2 4 (2.45%) LTE
2 4 (2.45%) DNS
2 4 (2.45%) WAN
2 4 (2.45%) SMTP
3 3 (1.84%) LAN
3 3 (1.84%) MPLS
3 3 (1.84%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) VLAN
4 2 (1.23%) Network Security
4 2 (1.23%) VPN
4 2 (1.23%) SAN
4 2 (1.23%) Wireless
5 1 (0.61%) IPsec
5 1 (0.61%) Packet Switching
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.84%) Big Data
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.23%) OLTP
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.61%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) SQLite
6 1 (0.61%) QlikView
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (5.52%) Rational Rose
3 4 (2.45%) JIRA
4 3 (1.84%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (1.23%) Subversion
5 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.23%) Toad
5 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 33 (20.25%) Finance
2 20 (12.27%) Automotive
3 9 (5.52%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Electronics
6 5 (3.07%) Banking
7 4 (2.45%) Avionics
7 4 (2.45%) Legal
7 4 (2.45%) Retail
8 3 (1.84%) Games
9 2 (1.23%) Marketing
9 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.61%) Billing
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 30 (18.40%) Analyst
2 19 (11.66%) Developer
3 17 (10.43%) Business Analyst
4 13 (7.98%) Project Manager
4 13 (7.98%) Architect
5 11 (6.75%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (5.52%) Graduate
7 8 (4.91%) Graduate Developer
8 7 (4.29%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.29%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.68%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Data Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.68%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.07%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.45%) Database Developer
11 4 (2.45%) .NET Team Leader
11 4 (2.45%) Incident Manager
11 4 (2.45%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.43%) .NET
2 10 (6.13%) HTML
3 9 (5.52%) Web Services
4 7 (4.29%) XML
4 7 (4.29%) CSS
4 7 (4.29%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.68%) Ajax
5 6 (3.68%) jQuery
5 6 (3.68%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.07%) HTML5
6 5 (3.07%) CSS3
6 5 (3.07%) Silverlight
7 4 (2.45%) WPF
7 4 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (2.45%) Middleware
8 3 (1.84%) J2EE
8 3 (1.84%) XSLT
8 3 (1.84%) JSP
8 3 (1.84%) Servlets
8 3 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (23.93%) Computer Science
2 30 (18.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.13%) Mathematics
4 9 (5.52%) Social Media
4 9 (5.52%) Physics
5 6 (3.68%) Human Factors
6 5 (3.07%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.45%) CAN bus
7 4 (2.45%) PMI
7 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.84%) Replication
8 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.84%) WURFL
8 3 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.84%) Open Source
8 3 (1.84%) SCADA
9 2 (1.23%) DataPower
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) UNIX
2 9 (5.52%) Linux
3 7 (4.29%) Windows
4 4 (2.45%) Android
4 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.84%) BlackBerry OS
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.61%) HPUX
6 1 (0.61%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.90%) Project Management
2 34 (20.86%) ITIL
3 31 (19.02%) PRINCE2
4 21 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (10.43%) Validation
6 16 (9.82%) Change Management
7 14 (8.59%) Business Analysis
8 13 (7.98%) UML
9 12 (7.36%) Service Delivery
9 12 (7.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (6.75%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (6.75%) OO
11 10 (6.13%) Data Modelling
11 10 (6.13%) TOGAF
11 10 (6.13%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.91%) Business Continuity
14 7 (4.29%) Risk Management
14 7 (4.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.04%) SQL
2 14 (8.59%) C#
3 8 (4.91%) Java
3 8 (4.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.91%) C
4 6 (3.68%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.45%) MATLAB
6 4 (2.45%) Perl
7 2 (1.23%) Embedded C
7 2 (1.23%) VBA
7 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.23%) C++
7 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.61%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 17 (10.43%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (4.91%) HND
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (3.68%) ISEB
4 6 (3.68%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.84%) PMP
6 3 (1.84%) IIBA
6 3 (1.84%) CBAP
6 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.23%) ISSAP
7 2 (1.23%) CITP
7 2 (1.23%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.23%) CCNP
7 2 (1.23%) CCNA
7 2 (1.23%) CISSP
7 2 (1.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) QA
2 6 (3.68%) SLA
3 2 (1.23%) P3O
4 1 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Sendmail
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.75%) Oracle
2 11 (6.75%) SAP
3 6 (3.68%) IBM
4 4 (2.45%) Mentor Graphics
4 4 (2.45%) EMC
4 4 (2.45%) Lotus
5 3 (1.84%) JBoss
5 3 (1.84%) HP
5 3 (1.84%) Cisco
5 3 (1.84%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.23%) Capita
6 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.23%) CA
6 2 (1.23%) McAfee
6 2 (1.23%) Cognos
6 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Cadence
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Birmingham
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