Period
to 13 December 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IFS products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IFS over the 6 months to 13 December 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IFS AB.

IFS
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 202 171
Rank change year-on-year +20 -31 +4
Contract jobs citing IFS 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.061% 0.017% 0.040%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.036% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate £425 - £350
10th Percentile £373 - £325
90th Percentile £768 - £375
England median daily rate £525 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.75 £44.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -7.39% +64.49% -33.13%

IFS is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2166 2748 2221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.21% 46.15% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1503 1097
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £220
90th Percentile £574 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 87 129
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -6.45% -0.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.46 £10.60
90th Percentile £48.75 £26.00 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +5.33%

IFS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IFS in the West Midlands

IFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IFS in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IFS 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 IFS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IFS 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 IFS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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
Worcestershire - 2 £400 - 2
Birmingham -4 1 £800 - 1
IFS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IFS.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Governance
3 1 (33.33%) Workday
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) CODA
3 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) NetSuite
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) FMCG
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ERP Manager
1 1 (33.33%) IFS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
1 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Governance
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) CODA
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Workday