The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics 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 Statistics over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistics
Rank 100 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Statistics 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 1.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
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£313 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £270
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £23.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.68% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.63%
Statistics
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
577 505 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.73% 24.23% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 296 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.29 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.71 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Statistics
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Statistics Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Statistics
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 Statistics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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
Coventry +3 4 £325 -3.70%
Birmingham 0 2 £238 -26.92% 1
Warwickshire -2 1 £300 -16.66% 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Statistics
England

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Service Management
4 6 (24.00%) Analytics
5 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 5 (20.00%) SLA
5 5 (20.00%) VBA
5 5 (20.00%) MS Office
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 4 (16.00%) UNIX
6 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (16.00%) Degree
6 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
6 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) ITSM
7 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.00%) LANDesk
7 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Data Entry
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) ATM
1 2 (8.00%) ISDN
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) PPP
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
1 2 (8.00%) MPLS
1 2 (8.00%) OSPF
1 2 (8.00%) BGP
1 2 (8.00%) DSL
1 2 (8.00%) X.21
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) IPsec
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) PVCS
1 1 (4.00%) FishEye
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Automotive
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Report Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Statistician
5 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Data Modeller
5 1 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) jQuery
1 1 (4.00%) HTML5
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) J2EE
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) Struts
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Wiki
5 1 (4.00%) Economics
5 1 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Service Management
1 6 (24.00%) Analytics
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITSM
3 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (12.00%) Data Entry
3 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VBA
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (12.00%) Java
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Python
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Netcool
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Oracle
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) Sybase
4 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Tableau
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec