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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 35 34 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14  
Contract jobs citing Degree 24 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.70% 3.72% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.69% 16.00% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 11
Median daily rate £313 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £483 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 116 150 123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.87% 23.26% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 65
Median daily rate £363 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +12.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.66% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (40.54%) Finance
2 13 (35.14%) Migration
2 13 (35.14%) Computer Science
3 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Project Management
5 9 (24.32%) Network Security
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.62%) Electronics
6 8 (21.62%) Linux
7 7 (18.92%) Unix
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.92%) SQL
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (18.92%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (16.22%) Banking
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
9 5 (13.51%) Change Management
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) Java
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco
10 4 (10.81%) PMP
10 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
10 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
10 4 (10.81%) SAS
10 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
10 4 (10.81%) Firewall

Degree
Top Related 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 4 (10.81%) SAS
2 3 (8.11%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) JBoss
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) MindAlign
4 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (5.41%) MS Office
4 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Network Security
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) WLAN
4 2 (5.41%) 802.11
4 2 (5.41%) ATM
4 2 (5.41%) BGP
4 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
4 2 (5.41%) Frame Relay
4 2 (5.41%) HTTP
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) OSPF
4 2 (5.41%) PPP
4 2 (5.41%) RIP
4 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 2 (5.41%) VLAN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) QlikView
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Power BI
3 1 (2.70%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) VersionOne
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (21.62%) Electronics
4 6 (16.22%) Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Advertising
5 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.11%) Retail
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Junior
6 2 (5.41%) Change Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.41%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) J2EE
2 1 (2.70%) JDBC
2 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.70%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Computer Science
2 11 (29.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.41%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.70%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Unix
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Customer Requirements
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.51%) Change Management
7 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (8.11%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (8.11%) PRINCE
8 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (5.41%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) Java
3 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
4 3 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
1 4 (10.81%) PMP
2 2 (5.41%) CCDA
2 2 (5.41%) CCDP
2 2 (5.41%) CCIE
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
2 2 (5.41%) CCNP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.70%) SRDF
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Kibana
1 1 (2.70%) logstash
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) VMware
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Teradata
5 3 (8.11%) Veritas
6 2 (5.41%) AirMagnet
6 2 (5.41%) AppDynamics
6 2 (5.41%) CA
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.70%) Brocade
7 1 (2.70%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk
7 1 (2.70%) Xamarin
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago