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 22 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 14 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 3 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.63% 5.78% 3.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% 45.45% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Median daily rate £344 £313 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £230 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -11.31% +9.09%  

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 20 22 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 17.54% 12.72% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 14
Median daily rate £450 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £155.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.29% +987.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

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 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 3 months to 22 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
Stafford +4 1 - -
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Degree.

1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) ECDL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ECDL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp