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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Degree
Rank 45 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Degree 88 100 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.27% 4.18% 2.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.03% 23.04% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 23
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£330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £193 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 9
Average hourly rate £31.44 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £15.90 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.93% +60.00%
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
488 434 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.11% 18.16% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 192 124
Average daily rate £348 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.10% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £468 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 33 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £24.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £11.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 27 £400 +33.33% 7
Birmingham +3 20 £400 +14.28% 31
Coventry -7 14 £330 -5.71% 10
Staffordshire -11 9 £379 +11.39% 10
Solihull -2 2 £325 - 4
Shropshire -13 2 £300 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 - 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £222 -36.11% 11
Walsall -2 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 39 (24.07%) SQL Server
3 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.22%) Project Management
5 34 (20.99%) SQL
6 32 (19.75%) Automotive
7 31 (19.14%) Finance
7 31 (19.14%) PRINCE2
8 30 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (17.90%) HTML
10 24 (14.81%) .NET
11 23 (14.20%) JavaScript
11 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
12 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (12.96%) CSS
14 17 (10.49%) Oracle
15 16 (9.88%) Windows
15 16 (9.88%) Change Management
16 15 (9.26%) Management Information System
16 15 (9.26%) XML
16 15 (9.26%) C
17 14 (8.64%) Java
17 14 (8.64%) ITIL
17 14 (8.64%) SharePoint
17 14 (8.64%) Data Analysis
18 13 (8.02%) Software Engineering
18 13 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
18 13 (8.02%) MS Office
18 13 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (7.41%) Migration

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.09%) IIS
3 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.47%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.47%) SAS
4 3 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.62%) CMS
6 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.62%) JBoss
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (14.20%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.02%) MS Office
3 11 (6.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (5.56%) Photoshop
5 8 (4.94%) MS Project
6 6 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (3.09%) Simulink
8 3 (1.85%) MS Visio
8 3 (1.85%) InfoPath
9 2 (1.23%) TargetLink
9 2 (1.23%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.62%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
1 1 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.41%) Internet
2 5 (3.09%) SAN
3 4 (2.47%) FlexRay
4 3 (1.85%) Ethernet
4 3 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.23%) LTE
5 2 (1.23%) MIMO
5 2 (1.23%) 4G
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco ICM
5 2 (1.23%) 3G
5 2 (1.23%) IPv4
5 2 (1.23%) IPv6
5 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.23%) H.323
5 2 (1.23%) Intranet
5 2 (1.23%) Wireless
5 2 (1.23%) 2G
6 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.62%) DNS
6 1 (0.62%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.70%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.09%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.47%) Big Data
9 4 (2.47%) MySQL
10 3 (1.85%) OLAP
10 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.23%) DB2
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (3.09%) Subversion
4 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (2.47%) JIRA
5 3 (1.85%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.23%) CANoe
6 2 (1.23%) ERwin
6 2 (1.23%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.62%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.62%) Maven
7 1 (0.62%) Selenium
7 1 (0.62%) Zephyr
7 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (19.75%) Automotive
2 31 (19.14%) Finance
3 12 (7.41%) Electronics
4 9 (5.56%) Marketing
5 8 (4.94%) Retail
6 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.09%) Banking
7 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.85%) Publishing
8 3 (1.85%) Billing
9 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.23%) Games
10 1 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Legal
10 1 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (19.14%) Developer
2 28 (17.28%) Analyst
3 20 (12.35%) Project Manager
4 16 (9.88%) Software Engineer
5 9 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 7 (4.32%) Architect
6 7 (4.32%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.70%) Administrator
7 6 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
8 5 (3.09%) Development Team Leader
8 5 (3.09%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.09%) Web Developer
8 5 (3.09%) Software Development Team Leader
8 5 (3.09%) Software Team Leader
9 4 (2.47%) UI Developer
9 4 (2.47%) UI Programmer
9 4 (2.47%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 4 (2.47%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.47%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) HTML
2 24 (14.81%) .NET
3 21 (12.96%) CSS
4 15 (9.26%) XML
5 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.56%) jQuery
7 8 (4.94%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.94%) Web Services
8 7 (4.32%) HTML5
9 6 (3.70%) Ajax
10 5 (3.09%) XSLT
10 5 (3.09%) Spring
11 4 (2.47%) ADO.NET
11 4 (2.47%) J2EE
11 4 (2.47%) DHTML
12 3 (1.85%) WinForms
13 2 (1.23%) Cocoa Touch
13 2 (1.23%) Core Animation
13 2 (1.23%) JSON
13 2 (1.23%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 30 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.79%) Open Source
5 9 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 9 (5.56%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.94%) N-Tier
7 7 (4.32%) NHS
8 6 (3.70%) Mechatronics
9 5 (3.09%) Telematics
9 5 (3.09%) User Experience
10 4 (2.47%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.47%) CAN bus
10 4 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.47%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.85%) Statistics
11 3 (1.85%) Physics
11 3 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.85%) Data Integration
12 2 (1.23%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.88%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Linux
3 7 (4.32%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.32%) Android
4 6 (3.70%) UNIX
5 3 (1.85%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.62%) Solaris
6 1 (0.62%) Tizen
6 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.22%) Project Management
2 31 (19.14%) PRINCE2
3 22 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (9.88%) Change Management
5 14 (8.64%) ITIL
5 14 (8.64%) Data Analysis
6 13 (8.02%) Software Engineering
6 13 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (7.41%) Migration
8 11 (6.79%) E-Commerce
8 11 (6.79%) Business Analysis
8 11 (6.79%) Analytics
9 10 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (6.17%) Supplier Management
9 10 (6.17%) Resource Management
9 10 (6.17%) UML
9 10 (6.17%) Six Sigma
9 10 (6.17%) Validation
10 9 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.99%) SQL
2 23 (14.20%) JavaScript
3 15 (9.26%) C
4 14 (8.64%) Java
5 10 (6.17%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.56%) C#
7 7 (4.32%) VBScript
8 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.70%) C++
9 5 (3.09%) MATLAB
9 5 (3.09%) VB
10 4 (2.47%) R
10 4 (2.47%) VB6
11 3 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.85%) PHP
11 3 (1.85%) VBA
11 3 (1.85%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.23%) Python
12 2 (1.23%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (4.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.09%) ISEB
3 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (2.47%) MCSE
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.85%) CCNP
4 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.85%) PMP
4 3 (1.85%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.85%) HND
4 3 (1.85%) MCITP
5 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.23%) CISSP
5 2 (1.23%) CCIP
6 1 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.32%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) P3O
2 2 (1.23%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.85%) Terminal Server
2 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.62%) Firmware
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.49%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) Google
4 8 (4.94%) SAP
5 6 (3.70%) IBM
5 6 (3.70%) Apple
6 5 (3.09%) VMware
7 3 (1.85%) Dell
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) Informatica
7 3 (1.85%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.23%) Pega
8 2 (1.23%) Verint
8 2 (1.23%) Netezza
8 2 (1.23%) Sybase
8 2 (1.23%) Cerner
8 2 (1.23%) Adobe
8 2 (1.23%) EMC
8 2 (1.23%) HP
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £340 - £375 per day + neg.
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago