Period
to 18 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Academic Degree
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -9 -11 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 32 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.29% 3.46% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.06% 17.41% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 45 42
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +46.67% -10.98%
10th Percentile £205 £271 £240
90th Percentile £588 £650 £474
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.25 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.86% +180.00% -
10th Percentile £11.05 £32.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £11.45 £37.50 £13.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year +50.94% -13.82% +12.60%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Birmingham
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 245 293 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.51% 19.86% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 177 157
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £214 £180 £237
90th Percentile £550 £539 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £410 £408
% change year-on-year +9.76% +0.61% +8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.25 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.86% +25.71% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £11.45 £35.50 £37.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.43 £16.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +58.91% -36.00% +16.28%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Degree.

1 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Retail
5 6 (18.75%) Website Architecture
5 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Analytics
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.50%) Adobe
7 4 (12.50%) User Experience
8 3 (9.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (9.38%) Multichannel Retail
8 3 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (9.38%) WebTrends
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) MS Access
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco
8 3 (9.38%) HTML
8 3 (9.38%) Java
8 3 (9.38%) MySQL
8 3 (9.38%) User Stories
8 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
8 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
8 3 (9.38%) Splunk
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.38%) Cucumber

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.25%) ArcGIS
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (3.13%) InVision
4 1 (3.13%) Sketch
4 1 (3.13%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (6.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) GCP
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Unified Communications
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) Broadband
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) ISDN
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MS Access
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) BigQuery
3 1 (3.13%) Flink
3 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.13%) HBase
3 1 (3.13%) Impala
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.13%) QGIS
3 1 (3.13%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
General
1 6 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Manager
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Risk Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Web Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) IT Support
4 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) ABAP Developer
5 1 (3.13%) GIS Technician
5 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
1 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
2 2 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Beam
3 1 (3.13%) DOM
3 1 (3.13%) Java SE
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) LDAP
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) OAuth
3 1 (3.13%) OAuth2
3 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.75%) Website Architecture
5 5 (15.63%) Analytics
5 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Multichannel Retail
6 3 (9.38%) Project Management
6 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
6 3 (9.38%) User Stories
6 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.38%) Web Analytics
7 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) ABAP
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CISM
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) CCVP
2 1 (3.13%) CISA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) GDPR
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nessus
1 2 (6.25%) QRadar
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Adobe
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Google
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (9.38%) Splunk
4 2 (6.25%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (6.25%) Qualys
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) ESRI
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle