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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / Midlands
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.61% 4.81% 4.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.00% 41.67% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 25 24 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 21.74% 11.54% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 8
Median daily rate £450 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.27% +19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £405 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £950 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Degree in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Pentaho
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) R
4 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) COBOL
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (16.67%) SAP MDG

Degree
Top Related 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 (16.67%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MDG
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DataStage
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ChangeMan
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Data Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Architect
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MDG Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Telephony Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
1 1 (16.67%) Data Management
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) ETL
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) COBOL
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) R
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
1 1 (16.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Mitel
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO