The first table below looks at the demand for Line 500 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 Line 500 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sage Line 500
Rank - 102 -
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.055% -
As % of the Business Applications category - 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.00
Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
283 216 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.90% 11.79% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 92 91
Average daily rate £388 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
Line 500
England

Line 500
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Line 500 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Line 500 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands