Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 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
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 15 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Degree 7 9 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.22% 6.43% 8.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.67% 39.13% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 14
Median daily rate £358 £440 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +22.22% +15.20%
10th Percentile £350 £324 £313
90th Percentile £373 £512 £380
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -13.89% -5.26% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £37.75 £60.00 £58.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.08% +2.13% -
10th Percentile £27.73 £60.00 £56.88
90th Percentile £47.58 £60.00 £60.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.50 £12.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +112.50% -54.72% -10.17%

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 15 23 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.46% 16.43% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 43
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £319 £263 £263
90th Percentile £407 £515 £487
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £423
% change year-on-year -11.11% +6.51% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £37.75 £17.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.06% -69.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £27.73 £12.14 £42.50
90th Percentile £47.58 £51.60 £61.38
Median hourly rate £22.91 £15.85 £22.00
% change year-on-year +44.54% -27.95% -14.83%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Degree in Staffordshire

Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Degree in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 22 January 2021. 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
Lichfield +3 2 - - 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £365 - 2
Stafford +1 1 - -
Degree
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) HNC
3 2 (28.57%) HND
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (28.57%) Ada
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC

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 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Police
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) HTML Developer
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Ada
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) HNC
1 2 (28.57%) HND
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) VMware