The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Degree
Rank 42 50 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Degree 84 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.45% 3.20% 3.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.05% 20.45% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 49
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £489 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £12.05 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £58.25 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+37.25% -26.08%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
419 308 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.19% 15.64% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 154 174
Average daily rate £343 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.45 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Degree
England

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +17 37 £350 +25.00% 24
Coventry -2 16 £360 -4.00% 13
Warwickshire -8 11 £350 +16.66% 9
Staffordshire +3 5 £315 -4.54% 20
Shropshire +2 2 - - 2
Solihull +1 2 £325 +5.26% 3
Worcestershire -13 2 £350 -26.31% 5
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (28.73%) Project Management
2 43 (23.76%) Finance
3 41 (22.65%) Microsoft
4 38 (20.99%) Computer Science
5 35 (19.34%) PRINCE2
6 30 (16.57%) ITIL
7 27 (14.92%) MS Excel
7 27 (14.92%) Management Information System
8 25 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (13.81%) MS Office
9 23 (12.71%) Automotive
10 19 (10.50%) Change Management
10 19 (10.50%) SQL
10 19 (10.50%) QA
11 17 (9.39%) .NET
11 17 (9.39%) Business Analysis
11 17 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 16 (8.84%) Validation
13 15 (8.29%) Service Delivery
13 15 (8.29%) C#
13 15 (8.29%) SAP
13 15 (8.29%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (7.73%) UML
14 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
15 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (6.63%) Manufacturing
17 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
17 11 (6.08%) HTML
17 11 (6.08%) Marketing
17 11 (6.08%) Mathematics

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.21%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.10%) CMS
3 2 (1.10%) WordPress
4 1 (0.55%) Moodle
4 1 (0.55%) Confluence
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.55%) FileNet
4 1 (0.55%) Documentum
4 1 (0.55%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 27 (14.92%) MS Excel
2 25 (13.81%) MS Office
3 17 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (3.87%) MS Project
5 4 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.21%) Simulink
5 4 (2.21%) CATIA
6 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.10%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.55%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.55%) Lawson
3 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.55%) Movex
3 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.76%) Ethernet
1 5 (2.76%) Intranet
2 4 (2.21%) DNS
2 4 (2.21%) SMTP
2 4 (2.21%) 3G
2 4 (2.21%) 2G
2 4 (2.21%) IMAP
3 3 (1.66%) MPLS
3 3 (1.66%) Firewall
3 3 (1.66%) LTE
3 3 (1.66%) WAN
4 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) VPN
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.10%) SAN
4 2 (1.10%) Network Security
4 2 (1.10%) Wireless
4 2 (1.10%) VLAN
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.76%) Big Data
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.66%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.55%) MySQL
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.55%) QlikView
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.55%) SQLite
7 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.55%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (4.97%) Rational Rose
3 4 (2.21%) JIRA
3 4 (2.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.10%) Selenium
4 2 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) Toad
5 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 43 (23.76%) Finance
2 23 (12.71%) Automotive
3 12 (6.63%) Manufacturing
4 11 (6.08%) Marketing
5 9 (4.97%) Retail
6 7 (3.87%) Banking
6 7 (3.87%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.31%) Legal
8 5 (2.76%) Electronics
9 4 (2.21%) Avionics
10 3 (1.66%) Publishing
10 3 (1.66%) Games
11 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.10%) Back Office
12 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.55%) Billing
12 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 31 (17.13%) Analyst
2 22 (12.15%) Developer
3 19 (10.50%) Business Analyst
4 18 (9.94%) Architect
5 17 (9.39%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.08%) Design Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Graduate
8 8 (4.42%) Graduate Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Web Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.87%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.87%) Digital Architect
10 6 (3.31%) Enterprise Architect
11 5 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (2.76%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.21%) Database Developer
12 4 (2.21%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (2.21%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.39%) .NET
2 11 (6.08%) HTML
3 9 (4.97%) Web Services
4 8 (4.42%) CSS
5 7 (3.87%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.87%) XML
6 6 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.31%) Ajax
6 6 (3.31%) jQuery
7 5 (2.76%) HTML5
7 5 (2.76%) CSS3
7 5 (2.76%) Silverlight
8 4 (2.21%) WPF
8 4 (2.21%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.21%) SOAP
8 4 (2.21%) Middleware
9 3 (1.66%) JSP
9 3 (1.66%) Servlets
9 3 (1.66%) J2EE
9 3 (1.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.99%) Computer Science
2 27 (14.92%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.08%) Mathematics
4 9 (4.97%) Physics
4 9 (4.97%) Social Media
5 8 (4.42%) Human Factors
6 5 (2.76%) CAN bus
6 5 (2.76%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.76%) PMI
7 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.21%) SCADA
7 4 (2.21%) Open Source
8 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.66%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.66%) WURFL
8 3 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (1.10%) Economics
9 2 (1.10%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.42%) UNIX
1 8 (4.42%) Windows
2 6 (3.31%) Linux
3 4 (2.21%) Android
3 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.66%) BlackBerry OS
4 3 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (28.73%) Project Management
2 35 (19.34%) PRINCE2
3 30 (16.57%) ITIL
4 25 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (10.50%) Change Management
6 17 (9.39%) Business Analysis
7 16 (8.84%) Validation
8 15 (8.29%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.73%) UML
9 14 (7.73%) E-Commerce
10 13 (7.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 10 (5.52%) OO
11 10 (5.52%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (4.97%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (4.97%) Data Modelling
12 9 (4.97%) Six Sigma
12 9 (4.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (4.42%) Analytics
13 8 (4.42%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.50%) SQL
2 15 (8.29%) C#
3 9 (4.97%) C
3 9 (4.97%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.42%) Java
5 6 (3.31%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.76%) VBA
7 4 (2.21%) Perl
7 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.21%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.66%) C++
8 3 (1.66%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.10%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.10%) Scala
9 2 (1.10%) R
10 1 (0.55%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.55%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.42%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.87%) ISEB
4 7 (3.87%) HND
4 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (2.76%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.21%) PMP
6 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.66%) MBA
7 3 (1.66%) PhD
7 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.66%) IIBA
7 3 (1.66%) CBAP
8 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.10%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.10%) CISSP
8 2 (1.10%) CCNP
8 2 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.50%) QA
2 5 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) P3O
4 1 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.21%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 41 (22.65%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.29%) SAP
3 10 (5.52%) Oracle
4 6 (3.31%) IBM
5 4 (2.21%) EMC
5 4 (2.21%) Lotus
5 4 (2.21%) Mentor Graphics
6 3 (1.66%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.66%) Progress
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco
6 3 (1.66%) JBoss
7 2 (1.10%) Cognos
7 2 (1.10%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.10%) HP
7 2 (1.10%) Infor
7 2 (1.10%) McAfee
7 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.10%) Capita
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £305 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago