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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.76%
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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
324 392 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.48% 16.01% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 171 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 65 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.85 £27.90 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
1 6 (100.00%) Simulink
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Perforce
5 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (33.33%) C
5 2 (33.33%) Electronics
5 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
5 2 (33.33%) ClearCase

TargetLink
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Simulink
2 4 (66.67%) Stateflow
3 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (100.00%) Automotive
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Process Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) CAN bus
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) MathWorks
2 2 (33.33%) Perforce