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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 35 46
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing Degree 26 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.09% 4.47% 2.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.26% 20.79% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 14
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 92 178 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 21.52% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 129 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Degree.

1 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 12 (26.67%) Python
2 12 (26.67%) Finance
3 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
4 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) C#
4 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 9 (20.00%) VB
5 9 (20.00%) Project Management
6 8 (17.78%) IBM
6 8 (17.78%) FMCG
6 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (17.78%) Task Automation
6 8 (17.78%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (15.56%) Migration
7 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
8 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.11%) SQL
9 5 (11.11%) ITIL
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco
9 5 (11.11%) Electronics
10 4 (8.89%) Change Management
10 4 (8.89%) Firewall
10 4 (8.89%) Six Sigma
10 4 (8.89%) VMware
10 4 (8.89%) PMP
10 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification

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 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.22%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (2.22%) Google App Engine
1 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.22%) Heroku
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
1 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) Network Security
2 3 (6.67%) WLAN
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) 802.11
4 1 (2.22%) ATM
4 1 (2.22%) BGP
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.22%) Frame Relay
4 1 (2.22%) LDAP
4 1 (2.22%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) OSPF
4 1 (2.22%) PPP
4 1 (2.22%) RIP
4 1 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) GIS
2 2 (4.44%) Big Data
2 2 (4.44%) QlikView
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.11%) Electronics
4 4 (8.89%) Banking
5 3 (6.67%) Advertising
6 2 (4.44%) Legal
6 2 (4.44%) Retail
7 1 (2.22%) Dutch Language
7 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.22%) Law
7 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Business Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Junior
5 4 (8.89%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Finance Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) GIS Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Junior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) QlikView Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) CSS3
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) HTML5
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
1 1 (2.22%) LESS
1 1 (2.22%) Lucene
1 1 (2.22%) Node.js
1 1 (2.22%) Sass
1 1 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (2.22%) Visualforce
1 1 (2.22%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) FMCG
3 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Linux
1 3 (6.67%) Unix
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.00%) Project Management
3 8 (17.78%) Task Automation
4 7 (15.56%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) ITIL
7 4 (8.89%) Change Management
7 4 (8.89%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.89%) Six Sigma
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.67%) Machine Learning
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.44%) Business Process Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Python
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (20.00%) VB
4 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) R
6 2 (4.44%) VBA
7 1 (2.22%) Apex Code
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
2 4 (8.89%) PMP
3 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (2.22%) CCDA
5 1 (2.22%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) CCNP
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) CITP
5 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) FTK
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) IBM
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.44%) Hitachi
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 2 (4.44%) Teradata
6 2 (4.44%) Veritas
7 1 (2.22%) AirMagnet
7 1 (2.22%) CA
7 1 (2.22%) Cognizant
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.22%) Tableau
7 1 (2.22%) Veeam
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