Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 62 42
Rank change year-on-year +21 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Degree 62 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.89% 2.96% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.48% 14.61% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 28 29
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £435 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +21.85% +2.00%
10th Percentile £228 £347 £243
90th Percentile £512 £500 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +4.11% -5.81% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £49.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +18.27% -19.99% +1.55%

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 264 308 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.58% 20.24% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 187 159
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £235 £250 £179
90th Percentile £500 £525 £526
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 16
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -43.95% +112.16%
10th Percentile £13.85 £18.15 £9.91
90th Percentile £37.25 £25.00 £49.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +47.95%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 21 (33.87%) C#
2 19 (30.65%) Python
2 19 (30.65%) Computer Science
3 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
3 14 (22.58%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) Project Management
4 13 (20.97%) VB
5 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.35%) Finance
5 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
6 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (16.13%) IBM
7 10 (16.13%) FMCG
7 10 (16.13%) Task Automation
7 10 (16.13%) WinAutomation
8 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
8 8 (12.90%) R
8 8 (12.90%) .NET
8 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
9 7 (11.29%) HTML
9 7 (11.29%) CSS
9 7 (11.29%) ITIL
9 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
9 7 (11.29%) Migration
9 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.29%) Algorithms
10 6 (9.68%) Analytics

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 4 (6.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.61%) Confluence
2 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.61%) JBoss
2 1 (1.61%) SAS
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) InVision
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Firewall
1 4 (6.45%) WLAN
2 2 (3.23%) HTTP
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.06%) Power BI
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.45%) QlikView
3 4 (6.45%) Spotfire
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.23%) GIS
6 1 (1.61%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
6 1 (1.61%) OLAP
6 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) WinAutomation
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 4 (6.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Advertising
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Developer
2 9 (14.52%) Automation Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Data Scientist
4 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.84%) R Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Storage Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (3.23%) GIS Technician
7 2 (3.23%) Project Officer
7 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) CSS
2 7 (11.29%) HTML
3 5 (8.06%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.45%) D3.js
4 4 (6.45%) HTML5
4 4 (6.45%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (4.84%) CSS3
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) LESS
5 3 (4.84%) Redux
6 2 (3.23%) Angular 2
6 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.23%) Backbone.js
6 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.23%) LINQ
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Computer Science
2 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (16.13%) FMCG
4 7 (11.29%) Algorithms
4 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.23%) EPoS
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.61%) NHS
8 1 (1.61%) PKI
8 1 (1.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) Unix
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Project Management
2 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.13%) Task Automation
4 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (11.29%) ITIL
4 7 (11.29%) Migration
4 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.68%) Analytics
5 6 (9.68%) Mathematics
5 6 (9.68%) Quality Management
5 6 (9.68%) Scrum
5 6 (9.68%) Six Sigma
5 6 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.06%) Change Management
6 5 (8.06%) Information Security
6 5 (8.06%) Machine Learning
6 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.06%) Visualisation
6 5 (8.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.87%) C#
2 19 (30.65%) Python
3 14 (22.58%) SQL
4 13 (20.97%) VB
5 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.90%) R
7 6 (9.68%) Java
8 4 (6.45%) Scala
9 3 (4.84%) GraphQL
9 3 (4.84%) Ruby
10 2 (3.23%) C++
10 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.61%) C
11 1 (1.61%) Perl
11 1 (1.61%) Tcl
11 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (9.68%) PMP
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Master's Degree
4 2 (3.23%) MCITP
4 2 (3.23%) MCTS
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ECDL
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
5 1 (1.61%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.61%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) PMO
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GDPR
2 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) FTK
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) IBM
3 6 (9.68%) Tableau
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.23%) Hitachi
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) NetApp
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (1.61%) Altova
6 1 (1.61%) Apple
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.61%) F5
6 1 (1.61%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.61%) Nuix
6 1 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (1.61%) Xamarin