The table below looks at the statistics for CIPD in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CIPD over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Rank 120 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing CIPD 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.19% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 1.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£173 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £348 £360
% change year-on-year
-32.37% -3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
458 270 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.09% 13.09% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 159 181
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 27
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.74 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.24 £32.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

CIPD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CIPD across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

CIPD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CIPD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CIPD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CIPD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CIPD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CIPD
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CIPD 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 CIPD.

1 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
2 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Balanced Scorecard

CIPD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CIPD 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 CIPD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Balanced Scorecard
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP