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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WURFL over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wireless Universal Resource File (WURFL)
Rank - - 121
Contract jobs citing WURFL 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
WURFL
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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
866 636 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.39% 26.68% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 390 322
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

WURFL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WURFL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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