Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 85 100
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -14
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 112 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.16% 2.24% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.67% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 57
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £378 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -16.11% +22.03%
10th Percentile £276 £113 £304
90th Percentile £548 £553 £575
England median daily rate £475 £470 £434
% change year-on-year +1.06% +8.36% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.03 £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.93% +185.71% -37.78%
10th Percentile £17.18 £35.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £18.88 £48.50 £26.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +56.25% -13.61%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Shropshire -39 28 £360 -5.26%
Birmingham 0 27 £400 +60.00% 9
Coventry -11 20 £450 +28.57% 2
Warwickshire +10 9 £280 -13.85% 3
Herefordshire - 8 £425 -
Dudley +4 4 £205 -61.41%
Staffordshire -22 3 £375 -9.09% 1
Solihull +2 1 £363 -35.84%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £545 - 1
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (29.46%) Finance
4 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 22 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (17.86%) Project Management
7 19 (16.96%) Service Design
8 18 (16.07%) ITIL
9 16 (14.29%) Analytics
10 15 (13.39%) Windows
10 15 (13.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Project
12 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 11 (9.82%) Coaching
13 11 (9.82%) Statistics
13 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (8.93%) SQL
14 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
14 10 (8.93%) Degree
14 10 (8.93%) ITIL V3
14 10 (8.93%) PMO
15 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared
15 9 (8.04%) Data Modelling
15 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
15 9 (8.04%) Programme Management
16 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
16 8 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (7.14%) Time Management
16 8 (7.14%) Change Control

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 5 (4.46%) SAS
1 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (8.93%) MS Visio
4 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Excel
5 8 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (2.68%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) LAN
1 5 (4.46%) Skype
2 4 (3.57%) Firewall
3 3 (2.68%) SMS
3 3 (2.68%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.68%) WAN
3 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.79%) DHCP
4 2 (1.79%) MPLS
4 2 (1.79%) SAN
4 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) Wireless
4 2 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (4.46%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.79%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.79%) SAS EBI
3 2 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.89%) Big Data
4 1 (0.89%) Informix
4 1 (0.89%) QlikView
4 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) PVCS
2 6 (5.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Military
3 6 (5.36%) Marketing
4 5 (4.46%) Banking
5 4 (3.57%) Legal
5 4 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.68%) Electronics
6 3 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.79%) Digital Economy
7 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.89%) German Language
8 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.89%) Law
8 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Project Manager
3 15 (13.39%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) User Researcher
5 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 6 (5.36%) PMO Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Architect
6 5 (4.46%) Senior Manager
7 4 (3.57%) ITIL Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Writer
8 3 (2.68%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (2.68%) CRM Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Developer
8 3 (2.68%) IT Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Migration Project Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Product Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Product Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (1.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.89%) .NET
3 1 (0.89%) Node.js
3 1 (0.89%) OAuth
3 1 (0.89%) OAuth2
3 1 (0.89%) OpenID
3 1 (0.89%) WinForms
3 1 (0.89%) WPF
3 1 (0.89%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) Blog
3 6 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.39%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Linux
2 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.79%) MVS
2 2 (1.79%) Unix
3 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (17.86%) Project Management
4 19 (16.96%) Service Design
5 18 (16.07%) ITIL
6 16 (14.29%) Analytics
7 15 (13.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (9.82%) Coaching
8 11 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (9.82%) Statistics
9 10 (8.93%) ITIL V3
10 9 (8.04%) Data Modelling
10 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.04%) Programme Management
11 8 (7.14%) Business Analysis
11 8 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.14%) Change Control
11 8 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 8 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) C#
2 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.79%) R
2 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.89%) Python
3 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.93%) Degree
3 9 (8.04%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.46%) ISEB
5 2 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) CCNP
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) APMP
6 1 (0.89%) IIBA
6 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.46%) Avaya
2 5 (4.46%) SAP
3 3 (2.68%) Niku
4 2 (1.79%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco
4 2 (1.79%) Mercator
4 2 (1.79%) Remedy
5 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.89%) GoldenSource
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle
5 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.89%) Tableau
5 1 (0.89%) Talend