Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 89 97
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 100 104 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.27% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.70% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 75 65
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £280 £113 £247
90th Percentile £550 £545 £545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.28 £13.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.85% -18.47% -24.44%
10th Percentile £17.23 £12.79 £11.72
90th Percentile £19.29 £44.00 £28.05
England median hourly rate £24.50 £14.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year +72.54% -23.24% -0.11%

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 4,286 3,851 5,218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.84% 84.21% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,552 2,446 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 143 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £31.93 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 October 2018. 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 -8 30 £375 +150.00% 13
Shropshire -36 23 £410 +7.89% 2
Coventry -13 16 £475 +25.00% 2
Staffordshire -10 8 £375 -9.09% 3
Warwickshire +4 7 £280 -30.00% 5
Dudley +2 4 £205 -61.41%
Herefordshire - 4 £450 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £535 -
Solihull -4 1 £363 -35.84% 2
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 36 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (30.00%) Finance
3 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.00%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (18.00%) Service Design
7 17 (17.00%) Coaching
7 17 (17.00%) Windows
8 15 (15.00%) Analytics
9 14 (14.00%) ITIL
9 14 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.00%) Degree
11 12 (12.00%) Project Management
12 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.00%) Statistics
12 10 (10.00%) User Stories
13 9 (9.00%) PMO
13 9 (9.00%) Risk Management
13 9 (9.00%) Programme Management
13 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (8.00%) Time Management
14 8 (8.00%) Market Research
14 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
14 8 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
15 7 (7.00%) Quantitative Research
15 7 (7.00%) Qualitative Research
15 7 (7.00%) Conflict Management

Decision-Making
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 3 (3.00%) SAS
2 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.00%) Skype
2 4 (4.00%) Firewall
2 4 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (3.00%) SMS
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.00%) DHCP
4 2 (2.00%) MPLS
4 2 (2.00%) SAN
4 2 (2.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.00%) VPN
4 2 (2.00%) WAN
4 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.00%) Wireless
4 2 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.00%) Power BI
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.00%) SAS EBI
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) Informix
4 1 (1.00%) MS Access
4 1 (1.00%) OLAP
4 1 (1.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.00%) QlikView
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) PVCS
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 30 (30.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Electronics
2 7 (7.00%) Legal
2 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.00%) Marketing
4 5 (5.00%) Banking
4 5 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.00%) Law
5 4 (4.00%) Military
5 4 (4.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.00%) Digital Economy
6 2 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Automotive
7 1 (1.00%) German Language
7 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (26.00%) Analyst
2 13 (13.00%) Project Manager
2 13 (13.00%) User Researcher
3 12 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (6.00%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (6.00%) Senior Manager
4 6 (6.00%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Process Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.00%) Technical Writer
7 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (3.00%) ITIL Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Product Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Product Manager
7 3 (3.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (2.00%) Middleware
3 1 (1.00%) MDX
3 1 (1.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) OAuth
3 1 (1.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.00%) OpenID
3 1 (1.00%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.00%) Blog
4 4 (4.00%) Robotics
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.00%) FMCG
6 2 (2.00%) NHS
6 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.00%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Windows
2 6 (6.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.00%) MVS
3 2 (2.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.00%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (18.00%) Service Design
4 17 (17.00%) Coaching
5 15 (15.00%) Analytics
6 14 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (14.00%) ITIL
7 13 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (12.00%) Project Management
9 10 (10.00%) Statistics
9 10 (10.00%) User Stories
10 9 (9.00%) Programme Management
10 9 (9.00%) Risk Management
10 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
11 8 (8.00%) Market Research
11 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.00%) Time Management
12 7 (7.00%) Qualitative Research
12 7 (7.00%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) C#
2 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) Degree
1 12 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.00%) HNC
4 3 (3.00%) HND
5 2 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.00%) CCNA
5 2 (2.00%) CCNP
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.00%) APMP
6 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.00%) IIBA
6 1 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) PMO
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
2 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) SCCM
1 1 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (7.00%) SAP
2 5 (5.00%) Avaya
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.00%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (2.00%) Cisco
4 2 (2.00%) Remedy
4 2 (2.00%) Tableau
5 1 (1.00%) BMC
5 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.00%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.00%) HP
5 1 (1.00%) Mercator
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle
5 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.00%) Talend