Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 6 months to 17 October 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.

Statistics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 149 191
Rank change year-on-year -13 +42 -24
Contract jobs citing Statistics 39 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.74% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.88% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 14
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.99% +3.08%
10th Percentile £231 £260 £249
90th Percentile £508 £469 £461
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £24.98 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.92% +80.87%
England median hourly rate £22.93 £21.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +6.65% +72.00% -36.60%

Statistics 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 4,316 3,877 5,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.84% 84.21% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 2,468 3,109
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 140 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in the West Midlands

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistics in the West Midlands

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in the West Midlands

Statistics
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 Statistics in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistics in the West Midlands

Statistics
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 Statistics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 - 12 £360 -
Birmingham -4 7 £293 -10.00% 3
Dudley -2 6 £375 +20.97%
Coventry -4 6 £238 -38.71% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £525 -
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Statistics
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 22 (56.41%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (43.59%) Decision-Making
4 16 (41.03%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) XML
6 12 (30.77%) PVCS
6 12 (30.77%) MS Visio
6 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
7 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
7 10 (25.64%) Project Management
8 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (15.38%) Degree
9 6 (15.38%) Time Management
9 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Network Management
10 5 (12.82%) Robotic Process Automation
10 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) ITIL
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (12.82%) MS Access
10 5 (12.82%) WAN
11 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
11 4 (10.26%) VMware
11 4 (10.26%) LAN
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.26%) Linux
11 4 (10.26%) Postgraduate

Statistics
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 (7.69%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (30.77%) MS Visio
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.56%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 4 (10.26%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) MPLS
3 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.56%) DNS
5 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) MS Access
2 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) SAS EBI
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.56%) BigQuery
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) Star Schema
4 1 (2.56%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) PVCS
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Programme Planner
5 5 (12.82%) Data Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Process Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Network Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Analytics Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Analytics Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.26%) Robotics
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Decision-Making
2 12 (30.77%) Business Analysis
3 10 (25.64%) Data Analysis
3 10 (25.64%) Project Management
4 7 (17.95%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.38%) Network Management
5 6 (15.38%) Time Management
6 5 (12.82%) ITIL
6 5 (12.82%) Robotic Process Automation
7 4 (10.26%) Analytics
7 4 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (10.26%) Performance Management
7 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (7.69%) Change Management
8 3 (7.69%) High Availability
8 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.69%) Service Management
8 3 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Postgraduate
4 3 (7.69%) CCNP
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.69%) RHCE
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.26%) VMware
2 3 (7.69%) BMC
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Dell
2 3 (7.69%) NetApp
2 3 (7.69%) Remedy
3 2 (5.13%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (2.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.56%) Cognos
4 1 (2.56%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) MapR