Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 17 28
Rank change year-on-year +10 +11 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 8 10 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.81% 5.10% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.10% 55.56% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £425 £465 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.60% +29.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £338 £428 £308
90th Percentile £636 £479 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.25 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.40 £43.75 £29.95
% change year-on-year -55.66% +46.06% +14.10%

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 21 18 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.38% 9.18% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 21
Median daily rate £400 £426 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.16% +13.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £305 £171 £204
90th Percentile £575 £509 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £30.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.98% +4.66%
Median hourly rate £19.20 £20.71 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.30% +15.07% -28.00%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire.

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 9 August 2020. 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
Tamworth - 6 £375 -
Stafford +2 2 £475 - 2
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (62.50%) Android
3 5 (62.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Static Code Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (37.50%) Electronics
5 3 (37.50%) Equities
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Ada
6 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
6 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
6 2 (25.00%) Police
7 1 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Backlog Management

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:

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Electronics
3 2 (25.00%) Police
3 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Officer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support Officer
3 1 (12.50%) Android Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) Equities
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Mathematics
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (62.50%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (50.00%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (37.50%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (37.50%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (12.50%) Physics
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
7 1 (12.50%) UML
7 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Ada
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft