The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of PlateSpin products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PlateSpin over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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 PlateSpin Ltd.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PlateSpin
Rank 142 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing PlateSpin 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.031% 0.078% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.068% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £330 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £413 £483
% change year-on-year
+2.42% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
PlateSpin
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
1467 1134 1272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.05% 44.40% 49.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 546 605
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 78 98
Median hourly rate £17.12 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.65 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

PlateSpin
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing PlateSpin as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

PlateSpin Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

PlateSpin
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

PlateSpin Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PlateSpin
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PlateSpin within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -3 1 £330 -22.35%
PlateSpin
England

PlateSpin
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PlateSpin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PlateSpin.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

PlateSpin
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix