The first 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 17 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 110 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Statistics 8 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 1.90% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £300 £215 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -28.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £183 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £247 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £11.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+69.81% -5.35%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
473 316 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 17.24% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 33
Average hourly rate £25.63 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Statistics
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 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
Coventry - 7 £300 -
Birmingham -10 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Statistics
England

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Omniture
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) Scala
4 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (13.33%) R
4 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
4 2 (13.33%) Tableau
4 2 (13.33%) Big Data
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) Games
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) PhD
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SPSS
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) BGP
2 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
2 1 (6.67%) VPLS
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) IPv4
2 1 (6.67%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Customer Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Logistics
3 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) Scala
1 2 (13.33%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PhD
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCIP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) Tableau
1 2 (13.33%) VMware
1 2 (13.33%) Omniture
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) Cloudera
2 1 (6.67%) MapR
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco