Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 42 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 53 55 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.66% 3.93% 3.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.28% 25.35% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 44 42
Birmingham median daily rate £544 £375 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -10.98% +20.36%
10th Percentile £271 £245 £221
90th Percentile £650 £471 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +26.67% -5.06% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £30.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +4.24% -6.17%

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 290 217 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.01% 15.51% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 236
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £180 £236 £234
90th Percentile £541 £500 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £409 £375
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -30.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £13.30
90th Percentile £35.25 £37.25 £37.55
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year -36.00% +12.36% -23.28%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018, 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 18 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) Finance
4 8 (15.09%) Coaching
5 7 (13.21%) Six Sigma
5 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
5 7 (13.21%) GDPR
5 7 (13.21%) Decision-Making
6 6 (11.32%) Anthropology
6 6 (11.32%) Internal Audit
6 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
6 6 (11.32%) Sociology
6 6 (11.32%) ISO 9001
6 6 (11.32%) HNC
6 6 (11.32%) HND
6 6 (11.32%) ERP
6 6 (11.32%) Project Management
6 6 (11.32%) CISSP
6 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
6 6 (11.32%) ISO 14001
6 6 (11.32%) Information Security
6 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
6 6 (11.32%) Psychology
6 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
6 6 (11.32%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) Business Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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 3 (5.66%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) SAP Portal
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) GitHub
2 5 (9.43%) Office 365
3 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (7.55%) PaaS
4 2 (3.77%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (3.77%) Taleo
5 1 (1.89%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Skype
2 4 (7.55%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) SMS
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) MS Access
1 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) EDMS
3 1 (1.89%) Power BI
3 1 (1.89%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) GitLab
2 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
2 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.89%) JMeter
3 1 (1.89%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Cantonese Language
3 2 (3.77%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.77%) Military
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Business Process Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Process Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) Senior User Researcher
2 6 (11.32%) User Researcher
3 5 (9.43%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) Information Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Information Security Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Security Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Security Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Auditor
5 2 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Data Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Deskside Support
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) OAuth
1 4 (7.55%) OAuth2
1 4 (7.55%) SAML
2 2 (3.77%) CSS
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.77%) RESTful
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.89%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
1 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) PKI
3 4 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Blog
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Apple iOS
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Android
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.09%) Coaching
3 7 (13.21%) Decision-Making
3 7 (13.21%) Six Sigma
4 6 (11.32%) Anthropology
4 6 (11.32%) ERP
4 6 (11.32%) Information Security
4 6 (11.32%) Internal Audit
4 6 (11.32%) Lean Six Sigma
4 6 (11.32%) Mentoring
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
4 6 (11.32%) Psychology
4 6 (11.32%) Sociology
5 5 (9.43%) Business Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Quality Management
5 5 (9.43%) Scrum
5 5 (9.43%) SDLC
5 5 (9.43%) Waterfall
6 4 (7.55%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Java
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) C++
3 2 (3.77%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) R
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) CISSP
1 6 (11.32%) HNC
1 6 (11.32%) HND
2 5 (9.43%) CISM
2 5 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (7.55%) CEH
3 4 (7.55%) Postgraduate
4 3 (5.66%) CISA
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) CIMA
5 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) ACDT
6 1 (1.89%) ACHDS
6 1 (1.89%) ACTC
6 1 (1.89%) CISMP
6 1 (1.89%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.89%) ISSMP
6 1 (1.89%) MCDST
6 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.89%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) GDPR
2 6 (11.32%) Data Quality
2 6 (11.32%) ISO 14001
2 6 (11.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (5.66%) QA
4 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.89%) RMADS
5 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.55%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Avaya
2 5 (9.43%) SAP
3 3 (5.66%) Lotus
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 2 (3.77%) Apple
4 2 (3.77%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Google
5 1 (1.89%) Remedy
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk