Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 47 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -10
Contract jobs citing Degree 46 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.48% 3.41% 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.01% 19.15% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 48 23
Birmingham median daily rate £500 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £300
90th Percentile £600 £550 £483
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £30.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -13.11% +24.49% -22.07%

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 209 282 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.80% 17.81% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 185 161
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £250
90th Percentile £549 £527 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -3.03% -53.85%
10th Percentile £16.79 £9.61 £10.75
90th Percentile £28.80 £66.25 £19.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -31.15% +64.86% -41.16%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Finance
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Internet
3 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
4 9 (19.57%) HTML
4 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
4 9 (19.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (17.39%) Prototyping
5 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (15.22%) Internal Audit
6 7 (15.22%) Service Design
7 6 (13.04%) CISSP
7 6 (13.04%) Python
7 6 (13.04%) Information Security
7 6 (13.04%) User Experience
7 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (13.04%) GDPR
7 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.04%) Design Thinking
8 5 (10.87%) DevOps
8 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (10.87%) SDLC
8 5 (10.87%) Case Management
8 5 (10.87%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
8 5 (10.87%) CISM
8 5 (10.87%) Banking

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 5 (10.87%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.52%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Jupyter
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.70%) GitHub
4 4 (8.70%) Office 365
4 4 (8.70%) PaaS
5 2 (4.35%) SaaS
6 1 (2.17%) BrowserStack
6 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) GitLab
2 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) JMeter
2 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 4 (8.70%) Aerospace
3 4 (8.70%) Cantonese Language
3 4 (8.70%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Finance
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Designer
1 9 (19.57%) Interaction Designer
2 7 (15.22%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Designer
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Deskside Support
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Information Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Security Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Security Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Auditor
6 3 (6.52%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) OAuth
2 4 (8.70%) OAuth2
2 4 (8.70%) SAML
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) EDI
4 1 (2.17%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) Java EE
4 1 (2.17%) Middleware
4 1 (2.17%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.17%) React
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) scikit-learn
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.04%) User Experience
4 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
5 4 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 4 (8.70%) PKI
6 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.17%) BYOD
7 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.17%) Robotics
7 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Android
1 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 8 (17.39%) Prototyping
4 7 (15.22%) Internal Audit
4 7 (15.22%) Service Design
5 6 (13.04%) Design Thinking
5 6 (13.04%) Information Security
5 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.87%) Case Management
6 5 (10.87%) DevOps
6 5 (10.87%) ERP
6 5 (10.87%) Fault Analysis
6 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
7 4 (8.70%) Analytics
7 4 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (8.70%) Privileged Identity Management
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.70%) SABSA
7 4 (8.70%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Python
2 5 (10.87%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) MATLAB
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) C
4 3 (6.52%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (13.04%) CISSP
3 5 (10.87%) CISM
4 4 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (8.70%) CEH
4 4 (8.70%) CISA
5 3 (6.52%) CIMA
6 2 (4.35%) ISEB
7 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.17%) ACHDS
7 1 (2.17%) ACTC
7 1 (2.17%) GIAC
7 1 (2.17%) HNC
7 1 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) MCSE
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) GDPR
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) PMO
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Lotus
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Bloomberg
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Tableau
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.17%) Avaya
5 1 (2.17%) Axway
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.17%) NEC
5 1 (2.17%) Reuters