Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 30 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Degree 22 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.94% 2.26% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.33% 17.65% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 7
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.20% +4.17% -26.83%
10th Percentile £313 £272 £185
90th Percentile £380 £394 £330
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £58.75 - £95.00
10th Percentile £56.88 - £92.50
90th Percentile £60.63 - £97.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £28.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.02% +16.33% -22.07%

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 66 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 26.83% 12.78% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 24 25
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £272 £213
90th Percentile £487 £419 £465
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £95.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -52.63% +451.04%
10th Percentile £42.50 £18.10 £42.30
90th Percentile £61.38 £49.50 £97.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £28.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.81% +20.00% -24.46%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 January 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
Stoke-on-Trent +11 12 £360 +10.77% 8
Lichfield - 2 £400 - 5
Stafford +3 1 - - 2
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 19 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (81.82%) SQL
3 17 (77.27%) C#
3 17 (77.27%) .NET
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
6 13 (59.09%) WinForms
6 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
6 13 (59.09%) Web Services
7 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
7 12 (54.55%) JIRA
7 12 (54.55%) WPF
7 12 (54.55%) AccuRev
7 12 (54.55%) NoSQL
8 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
8 8 (36.36%) MVC
9 7 (31.82%) RESTful
10 6 (27.27%) SOAP
10 6 (27.27%) Oracle
10 6 (27.27%) REST
11 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
11 5 (22.73%) HTML
11 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 5 (22.73%) CSS
11 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
11 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
11 5 (22.73%) WCF
11 5 (22.73%) TDD
12 4 (18.18%) Middleware

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 2 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (86.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (54.55%) NoSQL
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) AccuRev
1 12 (54.55%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) .NET Developer
2 12 (54.55%) C# Developer
3 9 (40.91%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Software Developer
5 5 (22.73%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Bid Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Designer
7 1 (4.55%) Graphic Designer
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Android Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (77.27%) .NET
2 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 13 (59.09%) WinForms
3 12 (54.55%) WPF
4 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
5 7 (31.82%) RESTful
6 6 (27.27%) REST
6 6 (27.27%) SOAP
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
8 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 4 (18.18%) Middleware
9 3 (13.64%) jQuery
9 3 (13.64%) NHibernate
10 2 (9.09%) XML
11 1 (4.55%) CSS3
11 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Motion Graphics
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
3 1 (4.55%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
3 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
4 8 (36.36%) MVC
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
5 5 (22.73%) Web Application Development
6 3 (13.64%) Use Case
7 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 2 (9.09%) SDLC
7 2 (9.09%) SOA
7 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) V-Model
7 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 13 (59.09%) VB.NET
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
5 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe
3 1 (4.55%) Xamarin