Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 153 189
Rank change year-on-year -18 +36 -13
Contract jobs citing Statistics 31 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.61% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 18
West Midlands median daily rate £293 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +12.50% +34.62%
10th Percentile £225 £284 £95
90th Percentile £518 £498 £450
England median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.93 £21.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +6.65% +65.38% -27.78%

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 4,218 3,618 5,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.43% 83.60% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,520 2,287 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.36 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -13 8 £293 -16.43% 9
Coventry -12 6 £238 -38.71% 1
Shropshire - 5 £365 -
Sutton Coldfield - 4 £525 -
Dudley -2 3 - - 1
Warwickshire +3 2 £200 -55.56%
Statistics
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 16 (51.61%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
5 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
5 8 (25.81%) Decision-Making
6 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
6 6 (19.35%) Degree
6 6 (19.35%) Time Management
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (19.35%) XML
6 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (16.13%) PVCS
7 5 (16.13%) MS Access
7 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
7 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) Robotic Process Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
8 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
8 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
8 4 (12.90%) Analytics
8 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
8 4 (12.90%) Robotics
8 4 (12.90%) VMware

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 (9.68%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (16.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.23%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) SMS
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) MS Access
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.45%) SAS EBI
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) BigQuery
4 1 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
4 1 (3.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) PVCS
General
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Programme Planner
3 5 (16.13%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Data Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Process Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Analytics Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Analytics Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 4 (12.90%) Robotics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 8 (25.81%) Decision-Making
3 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
3 6 (19.35%) Time Management
4 5 (16.13%) Business Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Robotic Process Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Management
5 4 (12.90%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (9.68%) Data Science
6 3 (9.68%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Network Management
6 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Postgraduate
4 3 (9.68%) MCSE
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) RHCE
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 4 (12.90%) VMware
2 3 (9.68%) BMC
2 3 (9.68%) Dell
2 3 (9.68%) NetApp
2 3 (9.68%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) MapR