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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 21 19 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% 3.77% 4.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 20.69% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £275 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.67% -7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17 29 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 12.41% 18.24% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 25
Median daily rate £275 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.33% -5.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent +4 1 £275 -25.67% 1
Degree
West Midlands

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Electronics
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) BPMN
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion

Degree
Top Related 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 (8.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Business Change Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Business Change Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Business Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Business Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Change Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Change Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Change Manager
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF Architect
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Test Scripter
3 1 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) React
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
3 1 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) ArchiMate
4 2 (16.67%) Benchmarking
4 2 (16.67%) BPMN
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Use Case
4 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) ECDL
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Coverity