Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Author was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Author
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 206 162
Rank change year-on-year +34 -44 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Author 6 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.097% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +80.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £350 £255 £225
90th Percentile £400 £550 £275
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £26.09 £28.75
% change year-on-year +34.15% -9.25% +30.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Author in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Author in the West Midlands

Author
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Author in the West Midlands

Author
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Author in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Author in the West Midlands

Author Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Author contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Author in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe
1 4 (66.67%) Acrobat
1 4 (66.67%) RoboHelp
1 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 4 (66.67%) CMS
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Content Management
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (66.67%) VirtualBox
1 4 (66.67%) Snagit
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Acrobat
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) RoboHelp
1 4 (66.67%) Snagit
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VirtualBox
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Adobe
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) VMware