Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Decision-Making
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 77 67
Rank change year-on-year +53 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 29 19 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.09% 1.36% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.04% 1.61% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 29
Median daily rate £563 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +12.50% -13.51%
10th Percentile £388 £400 £306
90th Percentile £675 £575 £520
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.01

Decision-Making is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 480 1,181 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.21% 84.60% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 817 875
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £253
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +21.01% +4.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.63 £8.39
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +69.50% -28.57%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in Birmingham

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Decision-Making in Birmingham

Decision-Making
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Decision-Making in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in Birmingham

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Decision-Making also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Decision-Making.

1 18 (62.07%) CISSP
2 17 (58.62%) Information Security
3 15 (51.72%) GIAC
4 13 (44.83%) Management Information System
5 11 (37.93%) Information Assurance
5 11 (37.93%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (37.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 11 (37.93%) Cyber Intelligence
5 11 (37.93%) Threat Intelligence
6 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
7 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (27.59%) Azure
8 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (24.14%) Office 365
8 7 (24.14%) Ethical Hacking
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) Python
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
9 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
9 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
9 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Sentinel
9 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (20.69%) Analytics
9 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
9 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell

Decision-Making
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.90%) SPSS
1 2 (6.90%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Azure
2 7 (24.14%) Office 365
3 3 (10.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.34%) Power BI
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (6.90%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.45%) Redis
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Babel
1 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
1 2 (6.90%) webpack
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Security Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Information Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Information Security Analyst
4 7 (24.14%) Architect
4 7 (24.14%) Security Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Information Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Data Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Power BI Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) React Developer
7 2 (6.90%) SAS Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Tableau Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.90%) Jest
1 2 (6.90%) REST
1 2 (6.90%) Spring
1 2 (6.90%) Swagger
1 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.45%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Management Information System
2 11 (37.93%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Information Security
2 11 (37.93%) Cyber Intelligence
2 11 (37.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 11 (37.93%) Information Assurance
2 11 (37.93%) Threat Intelligence
3 9 (31.03%) Risk Management
4 8 (27.59%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (24.14%) Ethical Hacking
5 7 (24.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (20.69%) Analytics
6 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
6 6 (20.69%) Email Filtering
6 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (20.69%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (20.69%) Security Architecture
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Data Science
8 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
8 4 (13.79%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
1 6 (20.69%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) CISSP
2 15 (51.72%) GIAC
3 3 (10.34%) CCSA
3 3 (10.34%) CEH
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) COBIT
1 4 (13.79%) NIST
1 4 (13.79%) NIST 800
2 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.79%) Meraki
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Tableau
4 2 (6.90%) Qualys
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds