The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Economics in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Economics over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Economics
Rank 137 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Economics 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Median daily rate £266 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £240 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £310 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
+4.21% -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £19.75
Economics
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
860 636 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 26.68% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 390 319
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

Economics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Economics as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Economics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Economics
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Economics Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Economics
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Economics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Economics Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Economics
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Economics Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Economics
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 Economics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £432 -
Economics
England

Economics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Economics 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 Economics.

1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Private Cloud
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) MVS
2 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) ITSM
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) SAS
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 3 (42.86%) SLA
2 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management

Economics
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 3 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (42.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
1 1 (14.29%) Roambi
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BI
1 1 (14.29%) SAS Visual Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) Spotfire
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) HR Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Private Cloud
3 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk
3 2 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
4 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Mac OS X
1 3 (42.86%) MVS
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITSM
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Credit Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO