The table below looks at the prevalence of the term WURFL 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 WURFL over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank - 99 105
Contract jobs citing WURFL 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.71% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Average daily rate
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- £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £320
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
500 424 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.68% 19.78% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 219 203
Average daily rate £345 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 34
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.67 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

WURFL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WURFL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WURFL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WURFL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WURFL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WURFL 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 WURFL.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
1 3 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS

WURFL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WURFL 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 WURFL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XSLT
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SEO
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) AccuRev