The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Academic Degree
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 46 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing Degree 93 105 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.55% 3.52% 3.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.79% 17.89% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 64 51
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £27.30 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £36.40 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.85% +1.42%  

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 the West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 391 587 456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.13% 19.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 326 280
Median daily rate £413 £380 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 34
Median hourly rate £16.75 £18.28 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.34% -36.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £39.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Degree in the West Midlands

Degree
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Degree within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +21 32 £375 -1.31% 11
Birmingham +6 22 £400 - 32
Coventry +4 13 £298 -25.62% 9
Shropshire +12 6 £435 -
Staffordshire -5 3 £344 +10.00% 6
Worcestershire +12 2 £375 +11.11% 2
West Bromwich - 2 £475 -
Solihull +10 1 £565 +37.80% 4
Degree
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Degree.

1 57 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (23.42%) Computer Science
3 42 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 39 (17.57%) Project Management
5 33 (14.86%) User Experience
5 33 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (14.41%) ITIL
7 30 (13.51%) CSS
7 30 (13.51%) HTML
7 30 (13.51%) Finance
8 27 (12.16%) SQL
8 27 (12.16%) Data Centre
8 27 (12.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (11.26%) Mobile App
10 23 (10.36%) PRINCE2
11 22 (9.91%) Windows
11 22 (9.91%) Automotive
11 22 (9.91%) Migration
11 22 (9.91%) Rapid Prototyping
11 22 (9.91%) Prototyping
12 20 (9.01%) Front End Development
13 19 (8.56%) Network Security
13 19 (8.56%) Management Information System
14 18 (8.11%) Change Management
14 18 (8.11%) Telecoms
15 17 (7.66%) VMware
15 17 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
15 17 (7.66%) Internet
15 17 (7.66%) Active Directory
16 16 (7.21%) Electronics

Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.25%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.25%) SAS
3 4 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.35%) GlassFish
4 3 (1.35%) JBoss
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.35%) WildFly
5 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.45%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (7.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.50%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.90%) Simulink
7 1 (0.45%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.45%) CATIA
7 1 (0.45%) Maya
7 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.45%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
1 1 (0.45%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) G Suite
3 1 (0.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.45%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.45%) Heroku
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.56%) Network Security
2 17 (7.66%) Internet
3 6 (2.70%) Firewall
4 5 (2.25%) Intranet
5 4 (1.80%) SAN
5 4 (1.80%) Wireless
5 4 (1.80%) WLAN
6 3 (1.35%) LAN
6 3 (1.35%) WAN
7 2 (0.90%) DHCP
7 2 (0.90%) DNS
7 2 (0.90%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.90%) VLAN
7 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.45%) Frame Relay
8 1 (0.45%) PPP
8 1 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.15%) MySQL
3 6 (2.70%) Big Data
3 6 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.25%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.35%) GIS
6 3 (1.35%) QlikView
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.90%) DB2
7 2 (0.90%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.45%) Informix
8 1 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.70%) Selenium
2 3 (1.35%) Hudson
2 3 (1.35%) JBehave
2 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.35%) JIRA
2 3 (1.35%) JUnit
3 2 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) MSI
4 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Automotive
3 18 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 16 (7.21%) Electronics
5 12 (5.41%) Manufacturing
6 8 (3.60%) Retail
7 6 (2.70%) Marketing
8 5 (2.25%) Banking
9 4 (1.80%) Advertising
9 4 (1.80%) Legal
10 1 (0.45%) Back Office
10 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.45%) Games
10 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Law
10 1 (0.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (21.62%) Analyst
2 26 (11.71%) Developer
3 23 (10.36%) Architect
4 21 (9.46%) Designer
5 14 (6.31%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.31%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.50%) UX Designer
7 9 (4.05%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.60%) Data Centre Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Network Architect
9 7 (3.15%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.15%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (2.70%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.70%) Junior
10 6 (2.70%) Software Developer
11 5 (2.25%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.51%) CSS
1 30 (13.51%) HTML
2 9 (4.05%) Hibernate
3 8 (3.60%) .NET
3 8 (3.60%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.70%) J2EE
5 5 (2.25%) jQuery
6 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.80%) Web Services
7 3 (1.35%) Ajax
7 3 (1.35%) Classic ASP
7 3 (1.35%) HornetQ
7 3 (1.35%) Java EE
7 3 (1.35%) JAX-RS
7 3 (1.35%) JMS
7 3 (1.35%) Razor View Engine
7 3 (1.35%) RESTEasy
7 3 (1.35%) RESTful
7 3 (1.35%) Spring
7 3 (1.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 52 (23.42%) Computer Science
2 33 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (14.86%) User Experience
3 27 (12.16%) Data Centre
4 25 (11.26%) Mobile App
5 19 (8.56%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.60%) NHS
7 6 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.80%) FMCG
9 3 (1.35%) SCADA
10 2 (0.90%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.90%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.45%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (9.91%) Windows
2 10 (4.50%) Linux
3 8 (3.60%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.80%) Unix
4 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.35%) Android
5 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (25.68%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.57%) Project Management
3 32 (14.41%) ITIL
4 23 (10.36%) PRINCE2
5 22 (9.91%) Migration
5 22 (9.91%) Prototyping
5 22 (9.91%) Rapid Prototyping
6 20 (9.01%) Front End Development
7 18 (8.11%) Change Management
8 16 (7.21%) TOGAF
9 15 (6.76%) ITIL V3
9 15 (6.76%) Mathematics
10 14 (6.31%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (6.31%) IT Strategy
10 14 (6.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (5.86%) Programme Governance
12 12 (5.41%) Risk Management
12 12 (5.41%) Service Delivery
12 12 (5.41%) Service Design
13 11 (4.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.16%) SQL
2 14 (6.31%) C#
3 13 (5.86%) Java
4 11 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.95%) Python
5 8 (3.60%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.15%) VB
7 5 (2.25%) PHP
8 4 (1.80%) R
9 3 (1.35%) Scala
9 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.35%) VBA
10 2 (0.90%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.45%) C
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.45%) Perl
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
11 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (12.16%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (3.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.70%) PMP
4 5 (2.25%) ISEB
4 5 (2.25%) Postgraduate
4 5 (2.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 4 (1.80%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.90%) CCNA
7 2 (0.90%) CCNP
7 2 (0.90%) GIAC
7 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.90%) MCITP
7 2 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.95%) SLA
2 8 (3.60%) QA
3 6 (2.70%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
5 1 (0.45%) Basel II
5 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.25%) vSphere
3 4 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.80%) XenApp
4 3 (1.35%) Docker
5 2 (0.90%) Snort
5 2 (0.90%) SRDF
5 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.80%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (0.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.45%) FTK
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.66%) VMware
3 12 (5.41%) NetApp
3 12 (5.41%) Oracle
4 10 (4.50%) IBM
4 10 (4.50%) SAP
5 9 (4.05%) Cisco
6 7 (3.15%) CommVault
6 7 (3.15%) EMC
6 7 (3.15%) HP
7 6 (2.70%) Citrix
8 5 (2.25%) Teradata
9 4 (1.80%) 3PAR
9 4 (1.80%) Veritas
10 3 (1.35%) Dell
10 3 (1.35%) Google
10 3 (1.35%) Tableau
11 2 (0.90%) Hitachi
11 2 (0.90%) Informatica
12 1 (0.45%) NCR
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
FIS Global
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Rate: Up to 55K
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
AMS contingency
Posted: 24 days ago