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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 43 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Degree 81 66 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 3.09% 3.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.08% 24.26% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 30
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £273 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 11
Average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.45% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £20.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -22.95%
Degree
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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
448 272 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.25% 12.75% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 156 143
Average daily rate £350 £343 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £210 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 8 27
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +11 26 £281 -14.77% 5
Coventry -4 13 £350 -20.00% 7
Birmingham -8 12 £275 -21.42% 33
Solihull +2 5 £425 +30.76% 3
Herefordshire - 4 £408 -
Worcestershire - 3 £475 - 5
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 13
Shropshire -12 1 £350 - 1
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (26.28%) Computer Science
2 38 (24.36%) Project Management
3 36 (23.08%) Finance
4 29 (18.59%) Microsoft
4 29 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (17.95%) ITIL
5 28 (17.95%) Automotive
6 22 (14.10%) SQL
7 21 (13.46%) PRINCE2
8 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
9 19 (12.18%) Management Information System
10 18 (11.54%) Java
11 16 (10.26%) HTML
11 16 (10.26%) Software Engineering
12 15 (9.62%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (8.97%) MS Office
13 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
13 14 (8.97%) UML
13 14 (8.97%) XML
13 14 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (8.33%) Mathematics
14 13 (8.33%) OO
14 13 (8.33%) Oracle
14 13 (8.33%) Data Modelling
14 13 (8.33%) Validation
15 12 (7.69%) Change Management
15 12 (7.69%) SAP
15 12 (7.69%) C

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.21%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.28%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.97%) MS Office
3 10 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.56%) MS Project
4 4 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.56%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.92%) Simulink
6 1 (0.64%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.64%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.64%) Maya
6 1 (0.64%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.64%) BPCS
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
1 1 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) Internet
2 5 (3.21%) Firewall
3 3 (1.92%) DNS
3 3 (1.92%) 3G
3 3 (1.92%) 2G
4 2 (1.28%) Intranet
4 2 (1.28%) WAN
4 2 (1.28%) SMTP
4 2 (1.28%) VPN
4 2 (1.28%) ATM
4 2 (1.28%) IMAP
4 2 (1.28%) LTE
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.64%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) Packet Switching
5 1 (0.64%) SDH
5 1 (0.64%) SMS
5 1 (0.64%) DHCP
5 1 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.85%) Big Data
3 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.56%) MarkLogic
4 4 (2.56%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.28%) MySQL
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.28%) OLTP
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.28%) SQLite
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.64%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
1 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.56%) Rational Rose
3 3 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.92%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.28%) Subversion
4 2 (1.28%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.28%) Toad
4 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.28%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.64%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.64%) ERwin
5 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.64%) NetBeans
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 28 (17.95%) Automotive
3 10 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.41%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.77%) Banking
5 7 (4.49%) Electronics
6 5 (3.21%) Publishing
7 4 (2.56%) Games
8 3 (1.92%) Marketing
8 3 (1.92%) Retail
9 2 (1.28%) Legal
9 2 (1.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 26 (16.67%) Analyst
2 21 (13.46%) Developer
3 15 (9.62%) Architect
4 12 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 9 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.21%) UI Developer
7 5 (3.21%) UI Programmer
7 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (2.56%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.56%) Risk Manager
8 4 (2.56%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (2.56%) Designer
8 4 (2.56%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (1.92%) Validation Engineer
9 3 (1.92%) Graduate
9 3 (1.92%) Data Analyst
9 3 (1.92%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.26%) HTML
2 14 (8.97%) XML
3 11 (7.05%) CSS
4 10 (6.41%) .NET
5 7 (4.49%) jQuery
6 6 (3.85%) Spring
6 6 (3.85%) Web Services
7 5 (3.21%) Ajax
8 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.56%) J2EE
9 3 (1.92%) WCF
9 3 (1.92%) HTML5
9 3 (1.92%) CSS3
9 3 (1.92%) SOAP
10 2 (1.28%) XSLT
10 2 (1.28%) DHTML
10 2 (1.28%) Middleware
10 2 (1.28%) iOS SDK
10 2 (1.28%) Reactive Extensions
10 2 (1.28%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.28%) Computer Science
2 29 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (12.18%) Management Information System
4 13 (8.33%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.21%) Mechatronics
5 5 (3.21%) CAN bus
5 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.56%) Open Source
6 4 (2.56%) Physics
7 3 (1.92%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.92%) User Experience
7 3 (1.92%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.92%) PMI
7 3 (1.92%) Replication
8 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.28%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.69%) Linux
2 8 (5.13%) Windows
3 6 (3.85%) UNIX
4 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.64%) Tizen
6 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.64%) HPUX
6 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.36%) Project Management
2 28 (17.95%) ITIL
3 21 (13.46%) PRINCE2
4 16 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (8.97%) UML
5 14 (8.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (8.33%) OO
6 13 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 13 (8.33%) Validation
7 12 (7.69%) Change Management
8 11 (7.05%) Workflow
9 10 (6.41%) Migration
9 10 (6.41%) Business Continuity
10 9 (5.77%) Benchmarking
10 9 (5.77%) Risk Management
11 8 (5.13%) Six Sigma
12 7 (4.49%) Project Planning
12 7 (4.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.10%) SQL
2 18 (11.54%) Java
3 14 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.69%) C
5 7 (4.49%) C++
6 6 (3.85%) C#
6 6 (3.85%) VBA
7 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.92%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.92%) VBScript
9 2 (1.28%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.28%) Perl
9 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.64%) VB
10 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (5.77%) Security Cleared
1 9 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 6 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (3.85%) CITP
3 6 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (2.56%) HND
4 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.92%) ISEB
5 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.28%) MCITP
6 2 (1.28%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.64%) CCNP
7 1 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) QA
2 6 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.28%) Sendmail
3 1 (0.64%) vSphere
3 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.92%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.28%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.33%) Oracle
3 12 (7.69%) SAP
4 8 (5.13%) IBM
5 7 (4.49%) Google
6 4 (2.56%) Informatica
6 4 (2.56%) Apple
6 4 (2.56%) Splunk
6 4 (2.56%) Netezza
7 3 (1.92%) Cisco
7 3 (1.92%) HP
8 2 (1.28%) VMware
8 2 (1.28%) McAfee
8 2 (1.28%) Lotus
8 2 (1.28%) CA
8 2 (1.28%) EMC
8 2 (1.28%) Adobe
8 2 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.28%) Capita
9 1 (0.64%) Pega
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