Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 32 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Degree 16 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.52% 1.28% 4.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.59% 9.38% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 11
Staffordshire median daily rate £338 £344 £252
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% +36.41% -32.58%
10th Percentile £308 £326 £88
90th Percentile £440 £372 £325
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +26.67% -5.06% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.61 £30.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.21% +3.39% -6.17%

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 58 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 20.00% 13.62% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 31
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% +4.62% -9.72%
10th Percentile £309 £270 £204
90th Percentile £528 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £410 £375
% change year-on-year - +9.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £52.00 £29.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% -36.96% +206.67%
10th Percentile £20.16 £15.80 £43.10
90th Percentile £57.20 £45.90 £135.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £22.25
% change year-on-year -35.97% +12.31% -25.39%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 11 £349 - 10
Cannock - 1 - -
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (43.75%) C#
4 6 (37.50%) MVC
4 6 (37.50%) JIRA
4 6 (37.50%) AccuRev
4 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (31.25%) WPF
5 5 (31.25%) WinForms
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 4 (25.00%) SAP
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (25.00%) Legal
6 4 (25.00%) Change Management
6 4 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (25.00%) CIPD
6 4 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving

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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
1 1 (6.25%) MPLS
1 1 (6.25%) NAS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) SMS
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
1 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) AccuRev
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
2 5 (31.25%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Change Manager
4 3 (18.75%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (18.75%) HR Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Change Manager
5 2 (12.50%) SAP Manager
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Finance Manager
6 1 (6.25%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SAP Delivery Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) WinForms
2 5 (31.25%) WPF
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) WCF
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) Middleware
5 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
5 2 (12.50%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) RESTful
5 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (18.75%) Web Application Development
6 2 (12.50%) Android Development
6 2 (12.50%) Push Notifications
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
7 1 (6.25%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) TypeScript
6 2 (12.50%) Apple Swift
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CIPD
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) VMware