The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
Staffordshire / Stoke-on-Trent
Rank 13 17 12
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs citing Degree 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 1.82% 1.61% 6.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 11.11% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £370 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.67% +17.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £375
% change year-on-year - +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.85
% change year-on-year -31.40% +25.58%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Stoke-on-Trent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stoke-on-Trent 10.91% 14.52% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Median daily rate £275 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +13.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stoke-on-Trent citing Degree as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Stoke-on-Trent

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stoke-on-Trent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in Stoke-on-Trent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in Stoke-on-Trent

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Stoke-on-Trent region with a requirement for Degree.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ECDL
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management

Degree
Top Related IT Skills in Stoke-on-Trent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ECDL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft