The table below looks at the statistics for TargetLink skills 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 TargetLink over the 3 months to 9 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
dSPACE TargetLink
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing TargetLink 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Applications 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 - - -
TargetLink
England

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

Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
301 327 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.86% 14.79% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 146 162
Average daily rate £350 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £138 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 58 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.69 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.65 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.33%

TargetLink
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

TargetLink Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

TargetLink
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

TargetLink Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TargetLink
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink.

1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 5 (100.00%) Simulink
1 5 (100.00%) Stateflow
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Electronics
1 5 (100.00%) Automotive
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA
2 4 (80.00%) MathWorks
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
3 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) CAN bus
3 3 (60.00%) Factor Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) FlexRay
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) ISO26262
4 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) SysML
4 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma

TargetLink
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing TargetLink 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 TargetLink. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (100.00%) MS Office
1 5 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (100.00%) Simulink
1 5 (100.00%) Stateflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (40.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (100.00%) Automotive
1 5 (100.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Aerospace
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Software Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Project Management
1 5 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 5 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
3 3 (60.00%) Factor Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (40.00%) SysML
5 1 (20.00%) Network Management
5 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) MISRA
2 2 (40.00%) ISO26262
3 1 (20.00%) IEC 61508
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) MathWorks
2 2 (40.00%) IBM