The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of QAD 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 QAD over the 3 months to 11 February 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 QAD, Inc.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
QAD
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing QAD 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
QAD
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
1202 1099 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.10% 49.75% 49.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 555 504
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 111 61
Average hourly rate £15.80 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £30.00 £111.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

QAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

QAD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

QAD
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing QAD 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 QAD.

1 2 (100.00%) ERP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (100.00%) Infor
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Infor LN
2 1 (50.00%) Czech Language
2 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language
2 1 (50.00%) French Language
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) MFGPRO
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2

QAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing QAD 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 QAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (50.00%) Infor LN
2 1 (50.00%) MFGPRO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Czech Language
1 1 (50.00%) Dutch Language
1 1 (50.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Infor
1 2 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP