The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IVR in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IVR over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
England / West Midlands
Rank - 126 119
Contract jobs citing IVR 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.62% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £418 £325
% change year-on-year -13.17% +28.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 -

IVR is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 631 642 658
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.65% 24.10% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 384 353
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -46.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

IVR
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing IVR as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IVR in the West Midlands

IVR
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IVR in the West Midlands

IVR
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IVR 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 IVR.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms

IVR
Top Related 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL