The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Inversion of Control (IoC)
Rank 120 - 105
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Inversion of Control 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% - 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% - 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£318 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £394 £338
% change year-on-year
-18.41% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
461 389 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.45% 19.79% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 192 189
Average daily rate £330 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 37
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.51% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Inversion of Control
England

Inversion of Control
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Inversion of Control Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Inversion of Control
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Inversion of Control Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Inversion of Control
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Inversion of Control within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Inversion of Control
England

Inversion of Control
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA

Inversion of Control
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Inversion of Control 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 Inversion of Control. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (50.00%) OOP
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle