Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 77 90
Rank change year-on-year -28 +13 +14
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 85 103 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.78% 2.20% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.70% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 46
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £417 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.57% +11.14% +7.14%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £234
90th Percentile £532 £536 £450
England median daily rate £488 £449 £425
% change year-on-year +8.64% +5.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.50 £10.62 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.38% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.23 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.12% +7.67% +21.62%

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 4,008 3,812 4,388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.04% 81.42% 83.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,510 2,385 2,419
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £546
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 137 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -22.22%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £37.10 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +13.58%

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

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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 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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

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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 April 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 31 £440 -2.22% 11
Coventry -15 13 £475 +12.28% 4
Shropshire -15 10 £450 -0.83% 1
Warwickshire -13 6 £413 +20.44% 4
Staffordshire +6 4 £375 - 7
Sutton Coldfield +1 4 £513 -24.07% 1
Dudley +4 2 £194 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £308 - 1
Solihull -5 1 £650 +116.67% 3
Worcestershire -9 1 £325 - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £350 - 1
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.53%) Degree
3 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (16.47%) Finance
5 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
6 11 (12.94%) User Experience
6 11 (12.94%) Project Management
6 11 (12.94%) IT Strategy
7 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 10 (11.76%) Mobile App
7 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (11.76%) Customer Insight
7 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 9 (10.59%) Line Management
8 9 (10.59%) Scrum
8 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
8 9 (10.59%) Service Design
9 8 (9.41%) Creative Thinking
9 8 (9.41%) HTML
9 8 (9.41%) CSS
9 8 (9.41%) Analytics
10 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (8.24%) User Stories
10 7 (8.24%) Rapid Prototyping
10 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.24%) ITIL
10 7 (8.24%) Windows
10 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery

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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 4 (4.71%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.18%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SMS
2 3 (3.53%) MPLS
2 3 (3.53%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.35%) DHCP
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.53%) Power BI
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) OLAP
6 1 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
2 3 (3.53%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.18%) PVCS
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Games
4 2 (2.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Analyst
2 14 (16.47%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Designer
3 7 (8.24%) Programme Manager
3 7 (8.24%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.24%) User Researcher
3 7 (8.24%) UX Designer
4 5 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 5 (5.88%) Scrum Master
5 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Digital Designer
5 4 (4.71%) Digital UX Designer
6 3 (3.53%) Agile Scrum Master
6 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Business Relationship Manager
6 3 (3.53%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Project Officer
6 3 (3.53%) Relationships Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Senior Project Officer
6 3 (3.53%) Senior User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) CSS
1 8 (9.41%) HTML
2 3 (3.53%) RESTful
2 3 (3.53%) Velocity
3 2 (2.35%) .NET
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.18%) MDX
4 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) User Experience
3 10 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.35%) Blog
7 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.35%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.18%) Clustering
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.18%) FMCG
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (12.94%) IT Strategy
3 11 (12.94%) Project Management
4 10 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (11.76%) Customer Insight
4 10 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.59%) Line Management
5 9 (10.59%) Scrum
5 9 (10.59%) Service Design
6 8 (9.41%) Analytics
6 8 (9.41%) Creative Thinking
7 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.24%) ITIL
7 7 (8.24%) Prototyping
7 7 (8.24%) Rapid Prototyping
7 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (8.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
1 6 (7.06%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) C
2 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) Python
2 2 (2.35%) Ruby
3 1 (1.18%) C#
3 1 (1.18%) R
3 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Degree
2 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
3 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.35%) ISEB
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) GDPR
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) PMO
2 2 (2.35%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) SCOM
1 2 (2.35%) WSUS
2 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) SAP
2 3 (3.53%) Tableau
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco
3 2 (2.35%) Motorola
4 1 (1.18%) Apple
4 1 (1.18%) BMC
4 1 (1.18%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) IBM
4 1 (1.18%) RapidMiner
4 1 (1.18%) Remedy
4 1 (1.18%) WorldPay