Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 41 34
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Degree 10 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 2.57% 4.59% 3.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.64% 16.51% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 29 4
Shropshire median daily rate £446 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.19% -2.22% -3.57%
10th Percentile £393 £320 £262
90th Percentile £563 £402 £386
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £364 £388
% change year-on-year +4.47% -6.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £25.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +21.78% -22.30% +1.55%

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 Shropshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Shropshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 94 218 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 24.16% 27.81% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 86 20
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.67% +15.38% +1.56%
10th Percentile £405 £296 £218
90th Percentile £532 £535 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Shropshire median hourly rate - - £19.03
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.75 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.51% -22.07% +46.23%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Shropshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Shropshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Shropshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in Shropshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Shropshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Telford -8 9 £455 +39.71%
Degree
West Midlands

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

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Service Design
3 8 (80.00%) Usability Testing
4 7 (70.00%) HTML
4 7 (70.00%) CSS
5 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (60.00%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (30.00%) Psychology
6 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
6 3 (30.00%) Market Research
6 3 (30.00%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (30.00%) Cognitive Psychology
6 3 (30.00%) Actionable Customer Insight
6 3 (30.00%) User Experience
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Ethnography
7 2 (20.00%) Guerrilla Research
7 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
7 2 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
7 2 (20.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 2 (20.00%) Human Factors
8 1 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
8 1 (10.00%) Web Design
8 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (10.00%) Ethnographic Research
8 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 1 (10.00%) Prototyping

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Designer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Designer
3 3 (30.00%) User Researcher
4 2 (20.00%) Interaction Designer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 2 (20.00%) UX Designer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
1 7 (70.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Service Design
3 8 (80.00%) Usability Testing
4 6 (60.00%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (30.00%) Actionable Customer Insight
5 3 (30.00%) Actionable Insight
5 3 (30.00%) Cognitive Psychology
5 3 (30.00%) Customer Insight
5 3 (30.00%) Market Research
5 3 (30.00%) Psychology
6 2 (20.00%) Ethnography
6 2 (20.00%) Guerrilla Research
6 2 (20.00%) Human Factors
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) Qualitative Research
6 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Research
6 2 (20.00%) User Stories
7 1 (10.00%) Ethnographic Research
7 1 (10.00%) Front End Development