Period
to 19 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 19 March 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 110 88
Rank change year-on-year +11 -22 -5
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 102 82 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.73% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.05% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 57 60
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £298 £215 £300
90th Percentile £650 £538 £539
England median daily rate £475 £487 £441
% change year-on-year -2.36% +10.44% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.62% -
England median hourly rate £39.00 £26.50 £23.12
% change year-on-year +47.17% +14.62% -14.37%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,300 3,999 4,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.43% 84.47% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,679 2,523 2,554
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 132 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £24.99 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.97% +29.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.97 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £41.70
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% - +11.11%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the West Midlands

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Decision-Making in the West Midlands

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in the West Midlands

Decision-Making
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 Decision-Making in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in the West Midlands

Decision-Making
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +6 26 £468 +16.88% 12
Shropshire -32 17 £308 -31.67% 3
Warwickshire +17 16 £450 +16.13% 5
Coventry -7 15 £450 -8.86% 7
Herefordshire -2 4 £350 - 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £365 -8.75% 5
Solihull +2 2 £544 -16.35% 1
Sutton Coldfield +1 1 - -
Dudley -1 1 £300 -27.27%
Worcestershire -11 1 - - 9
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Decision-Making.

1 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) Finance
3 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (23.53%) Project Management
5 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 16 (15.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 16 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (14.71%) JIRA
9 14 (13.73%) SQL
9 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Project
10 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
11 12 (11.76%) Change Management
11 12 (11.76%) Business Analysis
11 12 (11.76%) Service Design
12 11 (10.78%) PMO
12 11 (10.78%) ITIL
13 10 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (9.80%) ISEB
13 10 (9.80%) Oracle OWB
13 10 (9.80%) Scrum
13 10 (9.80%) Project Governance
13 10 (9.80%) Change Control
13 10 (9.80%) Customer Requirements
13 10 (9.80%) Budgeting and Forecasting
13 10 (9.80%) Resource Allocation
14 9 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (8.82%) Statistics

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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 13 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.92%) Confluence
3 3 (2.94%) SAS
4 1 (0.98%) CMS
4 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (24.51%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (15.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (8.82%) MS Visio
6 5 (4.90%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.98%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.98%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) GitHub
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.98%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) LAN
1 2 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.96%) WAN
2 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.98%) DHCP
2 1 (0.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) MPLS
2 1 (0.98%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.98%) VPN
2 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) BusinessObjects
1 10 (9.80%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.96%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.98%) Informix
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) JIRA
2 7 (6.86%) PVCS
3 4 (3.92%) Selenium
3 4 (3.92%) SpecFlow
3 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.96%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.96%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
General
1 29 (28.43%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Military
3 3 (2.94%) Publishing
4 2 (1.96%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.98%) Games
5 1 (0.98%) German Language
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (32.35%) Analyst
2 13 (12.75%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.80%) Business Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) PMO Analyst
3 10 (9.80%) User Researcher
4 8 (7.84%) Architect
5 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (3.92%) Security Architect
5 4 (3.92%) Tester
5 4 (3.92%) Transformation Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Automation Tester
6 3 (2.94%) CRM Manager
6 3 (2.94%) Digital User Researcher
6 3 (2.94%) Programme Manager
6 3 (2.94%) QA Tester
6 3 (2.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 3 (2.94%) Selenium Tester
6 3 (2.94%) Senior User Researcher
7 2 (1.96%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) XML
2 2 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) LAMP
3 1 (0.98%) OAuth
3 1 (0.98%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.98%) OpenID
3 1 (0.98%) WinForms
3 1 (0.98%) WPF
3 1 (0.98%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Blog
3 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.94%) User Experience
4 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.84%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (34.31%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.53%) Project Management
3 16 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 12 (11.76%) Change Management
5 12 (11.76%) Service Design
6 11 (10.78%) ITIL
7 10 (9.80%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 10 (9.80%) Change Control
7 10 (9.80%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (9.80%) Project Governance
7 10 (9.80%) Resource Allocation
7 10 (9.80%) Scrum
8 9 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (8.82%) Statistics
9 8 (7.84%) Analytics
9 8 (7.84%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.86%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) SQL
2 5 (4.90%) C#
3 3 (2.94%) Java
3 3 (2.94%) R
4 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.96%) PHP
4 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.96%) Python
4 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.98%) C
5 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.80%) ISEB
2 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.92%) Degree
4 4 (3.92%) PMP
5 3 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CCNA
7 1 (0.98%) CCNP
7 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.98%) IIBA
7 1 (0.98%) PhD
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) PMO
2 8 (7.84%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) GDPR
3 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Puppet
1 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.90%) Niku
3 4 (3.92%) Freshdesk
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle
4 3 (2.94%) Remedy
4 3 (2.94%) SAP
4 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.96%) HP
5 2 (1.96%) Mercator
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe
6 1 (0.98%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco
6 1 (0.98%) Talend
6 1 (0.98%) Teradata