The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sage Line 500
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Line 500 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Business Applications category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £463 £250
% change year-on-year
- +85.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Business Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
244 323 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.15% 13.19% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 138 92
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 14
Average hourly rate £22.75 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%

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

Line 500
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Line 500 across the West Midlands region.

Line 500 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Line 500
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Line 500 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 Line 500.

1 2 (100.00%) Sage
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Sage 1000
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC

Line 500
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Line 500 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 Line 500. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Sage 1000
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) CRM
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft