Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 66 50
Rank change year-on-year +28 -16 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 20 29 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.43% 2.60% 3.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.02% 13.68% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 51
Median daily rate £363 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -12.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £198 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £571 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £11.38 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.50 £12.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +112.50% -54.72% -10.17%

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 111 212 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.04% 19.01% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 145 159
Median daily rate £400 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £169 £235 £236
90th Percentile £676 £575 £545
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -36.36% +62.96%
10th Percentile £14.30 £10.53 £17.34
90th Percentile £18.70 £19.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate £22.91 £15.85 £22.00
% change year-on-year +44.54% -27.95% -22.81%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Birmingham

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 15 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (55.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) C#
3 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) OOP
6 6 (30.00%) Web Services
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Machine Learning
6 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
7 5 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (20.00%) OO
8 4 (20.00%) C++
8 4 (20.00%) C
8 4 (20.00%) Java
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
8 4 (20.00%) QA
8 4 (20.00%) Data Extraction
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) Unified Communications
8 4 (20.00%) Apache Spark
8 4 (20.00%) RStudio
8 4 (20.00%) Flink

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (20.00%) Apache Spark
3 3 (15.00%) Mailman
4 1 (5.00%) DNN
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Azure
1 3 (15.00%) GCP
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
1 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
2 2 (10.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Cloudflare
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) IMAP
2 3 (15.00%) S/MIME
2 3 (15.00%) SMTP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (20.00%) Flink
2 4 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) RStudio
3 2 (10.00%) GitLab
4 1 (5.00%) CMake
4 1 (5.00%) Gradle
General
1 3 (15.00%) Games
2 2 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Information Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Full Stack Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Designer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.00%) CSS
2 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 3 (15.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (15.00%) Unreal Engine
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (10.00%) JavaFX
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) React
3 2 (10.00%) React Native
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (10.00%) Vue.js
4 1 (5.00%) Material Design
4 1 (5.00%) OpenLayers
4 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Animation
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) CentOS
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (15.00%) SUSE
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) OOP
4 6 (30.00%) Machine Learning
4 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (25.00%) 3D Modelling
5 5 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (20.00%) Data Extraction
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) SDLC
6 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.00%) Architectural Design
7 3 (15.00%) Data Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Data Management
7 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.00%) Prototyping
7 3 (15.00%) Texturing
7 3 (15.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Python
2 9 (45.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.00%) R
7 1 (5.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (15.00%) MBA
1 3 (15.00%) MBCS
2 2 (10.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (5.00%) CISSP
3 1 (5.00%) GIAC
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) COBIT
2 1 (5.00%) NIST
2 1 (5.00%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) DocuSign
1 3 (15.00%) Google
1 3 (15.00%) Proofpoint
1 3 (15.00%) Red Hat