The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Northgate products and/or services 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 Northgate over the 3 months to 24 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 Vendors 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Northgate Information Solutions plc.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Northgate
Rank 113 89 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Northgate 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.39% 0.044%
As % of the Vendors category 0.082% 0.80% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £365 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £383 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +39.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.00%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1214 879 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.55% 49.16% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 379 448
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 110 102
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Northgate
England

Northgate
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Northgate Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Northgate
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Northgate Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Northgate
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Northgate Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Northgate
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 Northgate within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dudley - - - -
Northgate
England

Northgate
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Northgate 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 Northgate.

1 15 (88.24%) CRM
2 14 (82.35%) Front Office
2 14 (82.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
4 11 (64.71%) SQL
4 11 (64.71%) MS Office
4 11 (64.71%) Migration
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
7 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (23.53%) Internet
7 4 (23.53%) WCF
8 2 (11.76%) HTML
8 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) REST
8 2 (11.76%) SOAP
9 1 (5.88%) Oracle
9 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 1 (5.88%) ETL
9 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.88%) Citrix
9 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
9 1 (5.88%) MS Access
9 1 (5.88%) ERP
9 1 (5.88%) Advertising
9 1 (5.88%) SQLPlus

Northgate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Northgate 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 Northgate. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) SQLPlus
General
1 14 (82.35%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 9 (52.94%) Analyst Programmer
2 9 (52.94%) Programmer
3 8 (47.06%) Junior
4 6 (35.29%) Developer
4 6 (35.29%) Junior Developer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior Programmer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 4 (23.53%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) Junior Programmer
6 3 (17.65%) Junior Analyst
6 3 (17.65%) Junior Analyst Programmer
7 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
8 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 1 (5.88%) Junior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) WCF
3 2 (11.76%) HTML5
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) CRM
2 14 (82.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (64.71%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix