Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Degree 6 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.24% 3.54% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 27.45% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £313 £300 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -28.57% +46.09%
10th Percentile £272 £201 £332
90th Percentile £394 £409 £444
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £95.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +24.49% -22.07% +4.11%

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 34 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.69% 12.88% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 30
Staffordshire median daily rate £340 £323 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.43% -15.69% +27.50%
10th Percentile £272 £215 £278
90th Percentile £419 £475 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.41% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £95.00 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.63% +451.04% +13.05%
10th Percentile £18.10 £42.30 £16.30
90th Percentile £49.50 £97.50 £18.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £22.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year +37.08% -29.23% +25.76%

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 19 January 2018. 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
Stafford +2 3 £290 +16.00% 5
Stoke-on-Trent -2 3 £325 -7.14% 7
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (50.00%) Scrum
4 3 (50.00%) Pascal
4 3 (50.00%) VxWorks
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) C++
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (50.00%) Master's Degree
4 3 (50.00%) IEC 62304
4 3 (50.00%) Profibus
4 3 (50.00%) Confluence
4 3 (50.00%) IEC 61508
5 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 2 (33.33%) MVC
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) Statistics
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) WCF
6 1 (16.67%) WPF
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (16.67%) ETL

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 3 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) AccuRev
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Business Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Complex ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Statistics
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Pascal
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (50.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau