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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank - - 101
Contract jobs citing WURFL 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £330
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
625 518 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 23.97% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 287 200
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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