Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 44 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +14 -13
Contract jobs citing Degree 47 60 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.32% 3.86% 2.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.29% 23.62% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 51 28
Birmingham median daily rate £524 £375 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.67% -13.79% +24.29%
10th Percentile £267 £235 £347
90th Percentile £600 £488 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.81% +19.23% -17.30%

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 257 254 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 18.18% 16.33% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 181 199
Birmingham median daily rate £394 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £211 £238 £250
90th Percentile £542 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Birmingham median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -7.89% -36.67%
10th Percentile £16.88 £13.85 £15.45
90th Percentile £35.75 £37.25 £25.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.77 £30.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year -42.23% +25.51% -22.07%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
3 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
3 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (14.89%) Coaching
5 7 (14.89%) Internal Audit
6 6 (12.77%) GDPR
6 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (12.77%) SAP
6 6 (12.77%) ERP
6 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
6 6 (12.77%) Avaya
7 5 (10.64%) CISSP
7 5 (10.64%) Lotus
7 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
7 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
7 5 (10.64%) Python
7 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (10.64%) IBM Notes
7 5 (10.64%) Java
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security
7 5 (10.64%) Scrum
7 5 (10.64%) DevOps
7 5 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform

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 (10.64%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.26%) Confluence
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Portal
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Jupyter
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.64%) GitHub
3 5 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.51%) Office 365
4 4 (8.51%) PaaS
5 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (4.26%) Taleo
6 1 (2.13%) BrowserStack
6 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) Skype
2 4 (8.51%) Network Security
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MS Access
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) GitLab
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Selenium
3 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.13%) JMeter
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Aerospace
2 4 (8.51%) Cantonese Language
2 4 (8.51%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Advertising
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Analyst
2 5 (10.64%) Desktop Support
3 4 (8.51%) Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Business Process Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Deskside Support
3 4 (8.51%) Developer
3 4 (8.51%) Information Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Information Security Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Process Analyst
3 4 (8.51%) Security Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Security Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Auditor
5 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) IT Auditor
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) SAP Business Process Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) OAuth
1 4 (8.51%) OAuth2
1 4 (8.51%) SAML
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.26%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) EDIFACT
4 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (2.13%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.13%) React
4 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.13%) scikit-learn
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Computer Science
2 10 (21.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
5 4 (8.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
5 4 (8.51%) PKI
6 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.13%) Blog
6 1 (2.13%) BYOD
6 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.13%) Robotics
6 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) Coaching
2 7 (14.89%) Internal Audit
3 6 (12.77%) ERP
4 5 (10.64%) Decision-Making
4 5 (10.64%) DevOps
4 5 (10.64%) Fault Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) Information Security
4 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) Scrum
5 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (8.51%) Privileged Identity Management
5 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (8.51%) SABSA
5 4 (8.51%) SDLC
5 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) SIEM
5 4 (8.51%) Threat Management
5 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) Java
1 5 (10.64%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) C
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.26%) R
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (10.64%) CISSP
3 4 (8.51%) CEH
3 4 (8.51%) CISM
3 4 (8.51%) HNC
3 4 (8.51%) HND
4 3 (6.38%) CIMA
4 3 (6.38%) CISA
4 3 (6.38%) Postgraduate
5 2 (4.26%) ISEB
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ACDT
6 1 (2.13%) ACHDS
6 1 (2.13%) ACTC
6 1 (2.13%) MCDST
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSM
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) GDPR
2 4 (8.51%) Data Quality
2 4 (8.51%) ISO 14001
2 4 (8.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) COBIT
3 1 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) Avaya
2 6 (12.77%) SAP
3 5 (10.64%) Lotus
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 3 (6.38%) Tableau
5 2 (4.26%) Apple
5 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.26%) Google
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) Axway
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.13%) NEC
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) Reuters
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk