The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 52 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing Statistics 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.33% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 1.39% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £218 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.91% -45.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £293 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -7.89%
Statistics
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
152 144 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.79% 23.65% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 97 39
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £479 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.30 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £13.75 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Statistics across the Birmingham region.

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Birmingham region.

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Statistics
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Statistics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Statistics.

1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Statistics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix