Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 57 54
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 19 33 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.91% 2.55% 3.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.50% 16.67% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 46
Median daily rate £500 £484 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +1.89% +52.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £271
90th Percentile £763 £588 £669
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £482 £450
% change year-on-year -1.45% +7.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £87.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -87.42% +599.60%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.00 £81.65
90th Percentile £18.42 £11.00 £93.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £45.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year -68.89% +58.73% +25.30%

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 131 198 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 20.06% 15.29% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 135 200
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +14.09%
10th Percentile £194 £250 £213
90th Percentile £628 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £11.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -71.05% +153.33%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.13 £11.00 £57.73
Median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year +3.93% -30.68% +23.94%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020, 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 8 (42.11%) Windows
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (21.05%) Python
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Legal
6 3 (15.79%) .NET
6 3 (15.79%) C
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) CSS
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (15.79%) Statistics
6 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (15.79%) Public Sector

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 2 (10.53%) SAS
1 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (10.53%) SPSS
3 2 (10.53%) Stata
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Skype
1 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) ISDN
2 1 (5.26%) Multicast
2 1 (5.26%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) Power BI
2 2 (10.53%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 3 (15.79%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Automotive
4 1 (5.26%) Billing
4 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Data Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Power BI Developer
2 2 (10.53%) SAS Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Communications Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Communications Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Internal Communications Manager
3 1 (5.26%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Tester
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) REST
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Vue.js
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (10.53%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Signage
5 1 (5.26%) IPTV
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
5 1 (5.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Mathematics
2 7 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (15.79%) Statistics
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Science
4 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Machine Learning
4 2 (10.53%) People Management
4 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Python
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) R
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ACCA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCVP
3 1 (5.26%) CIMA
3 1 (5.26%) CISA
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) MBA
3 1 (5.26%) RHCE
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Avaya
2 1 (5.26%) Capita
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat