Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 24 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Degree 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.75% 4.20% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.39% 25.93% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £410 £300 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -21.05% +0.33%
10th Percentile £296 £270 £313
90th Percentile £508 £375 £465
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £37.50 £95.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.53% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.95 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +87.20% -54.29% +15.89%

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 41 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.36% 16.22% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 31
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £325 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -18.85% +0.13%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £313
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £395 £390
% change year-on-year +7.59% +1.28% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £63.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.85% +272.06% +19.30%
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.70 £17.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year +70.94% -10.90% -15.22%

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 April 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 24 April 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 +3 5 £530 +69.60% 11
Stafford -4 3 £290 +16.00% 2
Cannock - 1 - - 1
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (40.00%) CIPD
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
2 4 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (30.00%) IEC 62304
3 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
3 3 (30.00%) Profibus
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Pascal
3 3 (30.00%) C
3 3 (30.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) Confluence
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (20.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (10.00%) 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 3 (30.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) AccuRev
General
1 4 (40.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Change Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (30.00%) HR Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Change Manager
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Electrical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Sales Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Sales Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (10.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Change Management
2 4 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (40.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Android Development
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (10.00%) Push Notifications
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) C++
1 3 (30.00%) Pascal
2 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
3 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CIPD
2 2 (20.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (30.00%) IEC 62304
2 1 (10.00%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin