Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +19
Contract jobs citing Degree 384 394 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 4.71% 4.08% 4.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 25.20% 21.09% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 257 191
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £258 £213
90th Percentile £560 £550 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 36
Midlands median hourly rate £31.31 £26.00 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.42% -22.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £19.21
90th Percentile £51.23 £37.60 £44.39
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.16 £33.88
% change year-on-year +17.84% -19.84% +13.11%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1524 1868 1585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.69% 19.33% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1109 845
Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £522
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 71 105
Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -16.67% +18.53%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.33% +26.32%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the Midlands

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +2 210 £375 - 80
East Midlands +13 171 £405 +1.25% 66
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 122 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (30.21%) Computer Science
3 79 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (19.79%) Project Management
5 70 (18.23%) Microsoft
6 66 (17.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 63 (16.41%) Finance
8 54 (14.06%) SQL
8 54 (14.06%) Windows
9 51 (13.28%) Manufacturing
10 50 (13.02%) C#
11 47 (12.24%) HTML
11 47 (12.24%) Active Directory
12 45 (11.72%) Analytics
13 44 (11.46%) User Experience
13 44 (11.46%) Automotive
13 44 (11.46%) ITIL
14 43 (11.20%) Scrum
15 42 (10.94%) Java
16 40 (10.42%) SQL Server
16 40 (10.42%) CSS
17 38 (9.90%) JavaScript
18 36 (9.38%) Security Cleared
19 35 (9.11%) Mathematics
19 35 (9.11%) Software Engineering
19 35 (9.11%) Risk Management
19 35 (9.11%) .NET
19 35 (9.11%) Linux
20 32 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (8.07%) Migration

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 17 (4.43%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (3.13%) JBoss
5 11 (2.86%) GlassFish
5 11 (2.86%) WildFly
6 6 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.04%) Confluence
7 4 (1.04%) SAS
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.52%) CMS
9 2 (0.52%) IIS
9 2 (0.52%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.52%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.26%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.04%) OmniGraffle
5 4 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.78%) Simulink
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.52%) InVision
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.26%) SPSS
8 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.26%) TargetLink
8 1 (0.26%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) SAP MM
2 6 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 6 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.04%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.26%) Primavera
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
5 1 (0.26%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.60%) SaaS
4 6 (1.56%) IaaS
5 5 (1.30%) PaaS
6 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.52%) Office 365
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.13%) Firewall
2 11 (2.86%) Unified Communications
3 9 (2.34%) DNS
3 9 (2.34%) Internet
3 9 (2.34%) Network Security
4 8 (2.08%) DHCP
4 8 (2.08%) HTTP
4 8 (2.08%) SSL
5 7 (1.82%) Intranet
6 6 (1.56%) LAN
6 6 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.30%) Bluetooth
8 4 (1.04%) SMS
8 4 (1.04%) WAN
8 4 (1.04%) WLAN
9 3 (0.78%) NAS
9 3 (0.78%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.78%) Wireless
10 2 (0.52%) Link 16
10 2 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.21%) NoSQL
3 18 (4.69%) Big Data
4 17 (4.43%) Hadoop
5 16 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (3.65%) MySQL
7 13 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.34%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.82%) Power BI
11 7 (1.82%) QlikView
11 7 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.30%) Spotfire
13 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.91%) JIRA
2 13 (3.39%) JUnit
3 12 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.86%) Hudson
4 11 (2.86%) JBehave
5 10 (2.60%) WinAutomation
6 9 (2.34%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.08%) Selenium
8 7 (1.82%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.56%) Subversion
10 5 (1.30%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.30%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.04%) Burp Suite
11 4 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.78%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.78%) Gradle
12 3 (0.78%) NUnit
12 3 (0.78%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
General
1 63 (16.41%) Finance
2 51 (13.28%) Manufacturing
3 44 (11.46%) Automotive
4 19 (4.95%) Aerospace
4 19 (4.95%) Retail
5 10 (2.60%) Banking
6 8 (2.08%) Legal
7 7 (1.82%) Marketing
8 4 (1.04%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Local Government
9 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Avionics
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Military
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (16.15%) Developer
2 47 (12.24%) Architect
3 38 (9.90%) Analyst
4 37 (9.64%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.73%) Designer
6 19 (4.95%) Azure Architect
7 18 (4.69%) Senior Architect
8 17 (4.43%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.43%) Software Engineer
9 16 (4.17%) Consultant
10 13 (3.39%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.13%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.86%) Digital Developer
12 11 (2.86%) UX Designer
13 10 (2.60%) Network Architect
13 10 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.34%) Automation Engineer
14 9 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.34%) SAP Consultant
15 8 (2.08%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.24%) HTML
2 40 (10.42%) CSS
3 35 (9.11%) .NET
4 17 (4.43%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.17%) jQuery
6 15 (3.91%) RESTful
7 14 (3.65%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.65%) Hibernate
7 14 (3.65%) Web Services
8 12 (3.13%) HTML5
8 12 (3.13%) Java EE
8 12 (3.13%) JMS
8 12 (3.13%) Spring
9 11 (2.86%) HornetQ
9 11 (2.86%) JAX-RS
9 11 (2.86%) RESTEasy
9 11 (2.86%) Spring Boot
9 11 (2.86%) WireMock
10 10 (2.60%) Ajax
10 10 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 116 (30.21%) Computer Science
2 79 (20.57%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (11.46%) User Experience
4 22 (5.73%) Mobile App
5 20 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.65%) Life Science
7 13 (3.39%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.60%) FMCG
9 8 (2.08%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.82%) Clustering
10 7 (1.82%) NHS
11 6 (1.56%) Animation
11 6 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.30%) PMI
13 4 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (1.04%) Graphic Design
13 4 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (14.06%) Windows
2 35 (9.11%) Linux
3 21 (5.47%) Android
4 17 (4.43%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.91%) Unix
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (31.77%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.79%) Project Management
3 45 (11.72%) Analytics
4 44 (11.46%) ITIL
5 43 (11.20%) Scrum
6 35 (9.11%) Mathematics
6 35 (9.11%) Risk Management
6 35 (9.11%) Software Engineering
7 32 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (8.07%) Migration
9 30 (7.81%) Information Security
10 29 (7.55%) DevOps
11 27 (7.03%) PRINCE2
12 26 (6.77%) ERP
13 25 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (6.25%) Change Management
14 24 (6.25%) TDD
15 23 (5.99%) PLM
16 21 (5.47%) Configuration Management
16 21 (5.47%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.06%) SQL
2 50 (13.02%) C#
3 42 (10.94%) Java
4 38 (9.90%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.29%) Python
6 17 (4.43%) VB
7 15 (3.91%) Scala
8 12 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.86%) C
9 11 (2.86%) R
10 7 (1.82%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.56%) C++
11 6 (1.56%) Ruby
12 5 (1.30%) VBA
13 4 (1.04%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.78%) GraphQL
14 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (17.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 36 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 27 (7.03%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.25%) PMP
5 23 (5.99%) Master's Degree
5 23 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.21%) PMI Certification
7 11 (2.86%) CCIE
7 11 (2.86%) CCNA
8 10 (2.60%) MCSE
9 7 (1.82%) ISEB
9 7 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.82%) VCAP
10 6 (1.56%) CCNP
10 6 (1.56%) MCP
10 6 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.30%) IIBA
12 4 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.04%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.95%) HIPAA
1 19 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (4.43%) Actionable Recommendations
3 11 (2.86%) QA
4 8 (2.08%) GDPR
4 8 (2.08%) PMO
4 8 (2.08%) SLA
5 7 (1.82%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.52%) MIL-STD-1553
7 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.26%) COBIT
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.26%) MISRA
8 1 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.95%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.86%) Docker
5 3 (0.78%) vSphere
5 3 (0.78%) XenApp
6 2 (0.52%) Snort
7 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.08%) MOM
2 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.04%) Stealthwatch
3 3 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.26%) FTK
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.55%) Oracle
3 26 (6.77%) SAP
4 24 (6.25%) Cisco
5 20 (5.21%) VMware
6 13 (3.39%) IBM
7 12 (3.13%) NetApp
7 12 (3.13%) Tableau
8 7 (1.82%) Adobe
9 6 (1.56%) Apple
9 6 (1.56%) ArcSight
9 6 (1.56%) Citrix
10 5 (1.30%) HP
10 5 (1.30%) Siemens
11 4 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.04%) Black Duck
11 4 (1.04%) Qualys
11 4 (1.04%) Veracode
12 3 (0.78%) EMC
12 3 (0.78%) Workday