Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 92 87
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +22
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 97 92 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.88% 2.09% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.51% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 59
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £295 £251 £210
90th Percentile £543 £541 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.01 £13.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.59% -13.38% -
10th Percentile £17.71 £12.79 £11.72
90th Percentile £32.08 £28.98 £31.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.93% -27.50% +6.61%

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 4,290 3,665 5,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 83.20% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,578 2,305 2,913
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £540 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 133 114
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.92 £10.73
90th Percentile £36.65 £49.50 £39.35
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.16% +3.16% +10.47%

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 23 July 2018.

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

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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -5 34 £400 -11.11% 9
Shropshire -17 17 £365 -7.13% 1
Coventry -23 16 £475 +5.56% 5
Warwickshire -3 10 £388 +3.33% 6
Staffordshire +2 8 £375 -26.83% 1
Dudley -4 3 £188 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £545 -
Decision-Making
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 32 (32.99%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.77%) Finance
4 21 (21.65%) Degree
5 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (17.53%) Windows
7 16 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (15.46%) Project Management
8 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (15.46%) Coaching
9 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
10 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
10 12 (12.37%) Service Design
10 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (11.34%) ITIL
11 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
11 11 (11.34%) Statistics
12 10 (10.31%) Customer Insight
12 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
12 10 (10.31%) Programme Management
12 10 (10.31%) User Experience
13 9 (9.28%) Power BI
13 9 (9.28%) PMO
13 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (9.28%) Analytics
13 9 (9.28%) Change Control
14 8 (8.25%) Mobile App
14 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.25%) Service Management
14 8 (8.25%) 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 3 (3.09%) SAS
1 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.03%) Confluence
2 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (7.22%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) SaaS
3 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) Skype
2 3 (3.09%) MPLS
2 3 (3.09%) VPN
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.06%) DHCP
3 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.06%) Wireless
3 2 (2.06%) WLAN
4 1 (1.03%) DNS
4 1 (1.03%) Firewall
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) LAN
4 1 (1.03%) SAN
4 1 (1.03%) SMS
4 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) Power BI
2 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.06%) MS Access
5 2 (2.06%) SAS EBI
6 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.03%) OLAP
6 1 (1.03%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) PVCS
2 3 (3.09%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (25.77%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Legal
3 4 (4.12%) Electronics
3 4 (4.12%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.09%) Automotive
4 3 (3.09%) Law
5 2 (2.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (32.99%) Analyst
2 17 (17.53%) Business Analyst
3 9 (9.28%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.25%) User Researcher
5 6 (6.19%) Designer
5 6 (6.19%) Performance Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) UX Designer
6 5 (5.15%) Automation Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.15%) Process Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.12%) Digital Designer
7 4 (4.12%) Digital UX Designer
7 4 (4.12%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) CSS
1 7 (7.22%) HTML
2 5 (5.15%) XML
3 2 (2.06%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.03%) MDX
4 1 (1.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (32.99%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.31%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Mobile App
4 7 (7.22%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.12%) Robotics
6 3 (3.09%) Blog
6 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.03%) FMCG
8 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 2 (2.06%) Unix
4 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.03%) MVS
4 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (15.46%) Coaching
3 15 (15.46%) Project Management
3 15 (15.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
4 12 (12.37%) Service Design
5 11 (11.34%) ITIL
5 11 (11.34%) Statistics
6 10 (10.31%) Customer Insight
6 10 (10.31%) Programme Management
7 9 (9.28%) Analytics
7 9 (9.28%) Change Control
8 8 (8.25%) Creative Thinking
8 8 (8.25%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.25%) Service Management
9 7 (7.22%) Business Analysis
9 7 (7.22%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.15%) JavaScript
1 5 (5.15%) SQL
2 2 (2.06%) C#
3 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.03%) R
3 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Degree
2 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) HNC
4 3 (3.09%) HND
5 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.06%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) PMO
2 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.06%) SLA
4 1 (1.03%) GDPR
4 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) SCOM
1 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.15%) Avaya
2 5 (5.15%) SAP
3 4 (4.12%) Tableau
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco
4 2 (2.06%) HP
4 2 (2.06%) Motorola
4 2 (2.06%) Remedy
5 1 (1.03%) Apple
5 1 (1.03%) BMC
5 1 (1.03%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) RapidMiner
5 1 (1.03%) WorldPay