The table below looks at the statistics for JTAG skills 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 JTAG over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Joint Test Action Group (JTAG)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing JTAG 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
-31.81% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
140 180 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.86% 7.49% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 75 36
Average daily rate £378 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 10
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.34 £14.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.21 £57.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.51 £20.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +15.45%

JTAG
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing JTAG across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

JTAG Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

JTAG
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

JTAG Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands