The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
West Midlands / Solihull
Rank 19 14 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Degree 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 1.60% 7.89% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 21.43% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £250 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Solihull.

Academic & Professional Certification
Solihull
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 34 42 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 27.20% 36.84% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 9
Median daily rate £265 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.11% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £625 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Solihull

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Solihull

Degree
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Solihull

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

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft