The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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.

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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Northgate
Rank 105 119 96
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Northgate 7 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.078% 0.57%
As % of the Vendors category 0.67% 0.16% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.66%
Northgate
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1048 1278 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.71% 49.90% 44.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 614 461
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 101 59
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £31.50 £29.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 27 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warwickshire - 5 £275 -
Birmingham +8 2 - - 2
Northgate
England

Northgate
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 8 (53.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (26.67%) Progress
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (13.33%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (13.33%) Back Office
4 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (13.33%) BPR
4 2 (13.33%) SOAP
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) SAP

Northgate
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Northgate Housing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analyst
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 2 (13.33%) BPR
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) Progress
2 1 (6.67%) SAP