The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Author featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 139 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Author 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.21% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.23% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £400 £285 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +39.42%
Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 2221 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.64% 95.44% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1346 1122
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 136 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.96 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Author in the job title.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Author
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Author Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Author
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Author Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Author
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 Author within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
Author
England

Author Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Author in the job title.

1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
1 3 (23.08%) PaaS
1 3 (23.08%) Analytics
1 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
1 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) SDLC
1 3 (23.08%) SCADA
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Process Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.69%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) VMware

Author Skill Set
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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) PaaS
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
1 3 (23.08%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Analytics
1 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
1 3 (23.08%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Process Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
2 1 (7.69%) VMware