The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 20 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.99% 4.76% -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 21.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £463 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  

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 the Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19 42 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 18.81% 22.22% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 11
Median daily rate £400 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Symfony
2 1 (25.00%) CakePHP
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Laravel
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) Express
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) DataStage
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Operations Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telephony Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) CakePHP
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Express
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) Laravel
1 1 (25.00%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) Symfony
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (25.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Mitel
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO