Period
to 18 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 August 2019 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 25 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing Degree 9 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.69% 3.60% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.94% 21.74% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £465 £349 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.33% +33.93%
10th Percentile £428 £306 £285
90th Percentile £479 £485 £369
West Midlands median daily rate £480 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +1.05% +26.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £56.25 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £43.75 £29.70 £31.00
% change year-on-year +47.31% -4.19% -11.43%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17 46 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.85% 16.55% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 24
Staffordshire median daily rate £426 £371 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +12.08% -0.38%
10th Percentile £171 £233 £258
90th Percentile £509 £527 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.50 £30.35 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.98% +4.66% -36.96%
10th Percentile £20.67 £16.51 £28.50
90th Percentile £59.25 £45.20 £29.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.43 £16.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +58.91% -39.05% +38.16%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2019. 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
Lichfield - 3 £453 - 6
Stafford - 3 - - 4
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 - - 7
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) Architectural Design
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) SCADA
4 2 (22.22%) HND
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (11.11%) Rockwell
5 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Measurement
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) WinCC
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Simulink
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Finance

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (11.11%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Simulink
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Java Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Java Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) PLC Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) PLC SCADA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SCADA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Buyer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
1 2 (22.22%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Architectural Design
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
1 5 (55.56%) Software Delivery
1 5 (55.56%) TOGAF
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) HND
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Rockwell
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Wonderware