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 3 months to 27 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
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 43 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21  
Contract jobs citing Degree 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 2.84% 2.56% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 11.54% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £435 - £313
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 - £25.12 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +1.44%  

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 Shropshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 78 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 31.25% 22.16% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 9
Median daily rate £475 £380 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +21.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £311 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £25.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +8 5 £435 -
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) User Experience
1 8 (61.54%) Service Design
2 7 (53.85%) Front End Development
2 7 (53.85%) Prototyping
2 7 (53.85%) Mobile App
2 7 (53.85%) Rapid Prototyping
2 7 (53.85%) Web Design
2 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
4 3 (23.08%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Market Research
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (7.69%) APMP
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Designer
1 6 (46.15%) UX Designer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Interaction Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Research Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience Architect
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) User Experience Researcher
4 1 (7.69%) User Researcher
4 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) User Experience
2 7 (53.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Service Design
2 7 (53.85%) Front End Development
2 7 (53.85%) Prototyping
2 7 (53.85%) Rapid Prototyping
2 7 (53.85%) Web Design
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Insight
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Logistics
3 1 (7.69%) Market Research
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
3 1 (7.69%) Psychology
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (7.69%) HND
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) NVQ Level 4
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft