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 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Degree
England / West Midlands
Rank 28 41 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7  
Contract jobs citing Degree 129 104 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.70% 3.86% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.45% 18.47% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 64 34
Median daily rate £378 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £615 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £375
% change year-on-year -0.64% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 24
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.28% +11.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £19.77 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £36.50 £37.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.44 £40.00 £31.70
% change year-on-year -31.40% +26.18%  

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 438 563 452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 19.35% 20.90% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 316 231
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 £220 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £36.70 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 +12 43 £375 +3.44% 13
Coventry +17 29 £475 +46.15% 10
Birmingham -2 21 £313 -26.47% 35
Shropshire +18 7 £350 -8.79% 3
West Bromwich - 4 £350 -
Solihull -2 2 - - 5
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Worcestershire +1 1 £388 - 5
Staffordshire -2 1 £275 -25.67% 5
Walsall - 1 £380 -
Degree
England

Degree
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (24.89%) Computer Science
3 50 (21.83%) Project Management
4 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
5 38 (16.59%) ITIL
5 38 (16.59%) Finance
6 35 (15.28%) User Experience
7 34 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (14.85%) Data Centre
7 34 (14.85%) PRINCE2
8 33 (14.41%) SQL
9 29 (12.66%) Migration
10 27 (11.79%) HTML
10 27 (11.79%) CSS
11 24 (10.48%) MS Excel
11 24 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (10.04%) Automotive
12 23 (10.04%) Windows
13 22 (9.61%) Telecoms
13 22 (9.61%) Change Management
14 21 (9.17%) Network Security
15 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
15 20 (8.73%) Management Information System
15 20 (8.73%) Manufacturing
16 19 (8.30%) Electronics
16 19 (8.30%) Mobile App
16 19 (8.30%) Prototyping
17 18 (7.86%) Linux
17 18 (7.86%) Oracle
17 18 (7.86%) Rapid Prototyping

Degree
Top Related 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 7 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.62%) Apache
2 6 (2.62%) SAS
3 4 (1.75%) JBoss
3 4 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (1.31%) IIS
4 3 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.31%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.44%) ArchestrA
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.44%) Confluence
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) MindAlign
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.24%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.37%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (3.49%) MS Office
5 3 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.31%) MS Project
5 3 (1.31%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.87%) Simulink
7 1 (0.44%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.44%) Maya
7 1 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.87%) G Suite
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.17%) Network Security
2 13 (5.68%) Internet
3 9 (3.93%) LAN
4 8 (3.49%) Firewall
5 6 (2.62%) HTTP
5 6 (2.62%) SAN
6 5 (2.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.75%) WLAN
8 3 (1.31%) DNS
8 3 (1.31%) WAN
8 3 (1.31%) Wireless
9 2 (0.87%) 802.11
9 2 (0.87%) ATM
9 2 (0.87%) Frame Relay
9 2 (0.87%) Intranet
9 2 (0.87%) MPLS
9 2 (0.87%) OSPF
9 2 (0.87%) PPP
9 2 (0.87%) RIP
9 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.49%) Big Data
3 7 (3.06%) MySQL
4 6 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.18%) QlikView
5 5 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.75%) DB2
6 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.31%) Power BI
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.87%) Qlik Sense
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.31%) JIRA
2 3 (1.31%) Selenium
3 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.87%) Subversion
3 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.44%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
4 1 (0.44%) MSI
4 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.44%) VersionOne
General
1 38 (16.59%) Finance
2 23 (10.04%) Automotive
3 22 (9.61%) Telecoms
4 20 (8.73%) Manufacturing
5 19 (8.30%) Electronics
6 9 (3.93%) Marketing
7 8 (3.49%) Banking
8 7 (3.06%) Retail
9 4 (1.75%) Advertising
9 4 (1.75%) Games
9 4 (1.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.44%) German Language
11 1 (0.44%) Law
11 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (23.58%) Analyst
2 22 (9.61%) Developer
3 21 (9.17%) Architect
3 21 (9.17%) Project Manager
4 18 (7.86%) Business Analyst
4 18 (7.86%) Designer
5 11 (4.80%) Data Analyst
5 11 (4.80%) Service Analyst
5 11 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (3.93%) Consultant
7 8 (3.49%) Data Centre Analyst
8 7 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.06%) Transformation Manager
8 7 (3.06%) User Researcher
8 7 (3.06%) UX Designer
9 6 (2.62%) Change Manager
9 6 (2.62%) Finance Business Analyst
9 6 (2.62%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (2.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.79%) CSS
1 27 (11.79%) HTML
2 8 (3.49%) .NET
3 7 (3.06%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.18%) Web Services
5 4 (1.75%) jQuery
6 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.31%) Express
6 3 (1.31%) J2EE
6 3 (1.31%) MEAN Stack
6 3 (1.31%) Node.js
6 3 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.87%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.87%) LAMP
7 2 (0.87%) React
7 2 (0.87%) SAML
7 2 (0.87%) XML
8 1 (0.44%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (24.89%) Computer Science
2 35 (15.28%) User Experience
3 34 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (14.85%) Data Centre
4 20 (8.73%) Management Information System
5 19 (8.30%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.06%) NHS
7 6 (2.62%) Credit Risk
8 5 (2.18%) FMCG
9 4 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.31%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.31%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.31%) Robotics
10 3 (1.31%) Symmetrix DMX
11 2 (0.87%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.87%) Infotainment
11 2 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.87%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.04%) Windows
2 18 (7.86%) Linux
3 11 (4.80%) Unix
4 6 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.31%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Debian
7 1 (0.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.83%) Project Management
3 38 (16.59%) ITIL
4 34 (14.85%) PRINCE2
5 29 (12.66%) Migration
6 24 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (9.61%) Change Management
8 19 (8.30%) Prototyping
9 18 (7.86%) Rapid Prototyping
10 17 (7.42%) Customer Requirements
10 17 (7.42%) Scrum
11 15 (6.55%) Analytics
12 14 (6.11%) Front End Development
12 14 (6.11%) Mentoring
13 13 (5.68%) Business Analysis
13 13 (5.68%) ITIL V3
13 13 (5.68%) Mathematics
14 12 (5.24%) Psychology
14 12 (5.24%) Service Design
14 12 (5.24%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.41%) SQL
2 10 (4.37%) Java
2 10 (4.37%) Python
3 8 (3.49%) C#
3 8 (3.49%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.06%) C
5 5 (2.18%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.75%) PHP
7 3 (1.31%) Perl
7 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.31%) VBA
8 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.87%) R
9 1 (0.44%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.44%) C++
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (4.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (3.06%) PMP
4 7 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.62%) BICSI Certification
5 6 (2.62%) BICSI RCDD
5 6 (2.62%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.18%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.75%) ISEB
8 3 (1.31%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.31%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.87%) CCIE
9 2 (0.87%) CCNA
9 2 (0.87%) CCNP
9 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.87%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.24%) SLA
2 9 (3.93%) Data Quality
3 7 (3.06%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.44%) Basel II
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.31%) SRDF
3 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.31%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Ansible
2 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.44%) Kibana
2 1 (0.44%) logstash
2 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) Puppet
2 1 (0.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.86%) Oracle
3 12 (5.24%) VMware
4 10 (4.37%) HP
4 10 (4.37%) IBM
5 7 (3.06%) Cisco
6 6 (2.62%) NetApp
6 6 (2.62%) SAP
7 5 (2.18%) Dell
7 5 (2.18%) Informatica
7 5 (2.18%) Teradata
7 5 (2.18%) Veritas
8 4 (1.75%) EMC
8 4 (1.75%) Tableau
9 3 (1.31%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.31%) Adobe
9 3 (1.31%) CommVault
9 3 (1.31%) Google
10 2 (0.87%) AirMagnet
10 2 (0.87%) Brocade
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