Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 144 176
Rank change year-on-year -48 +32 -20
Contract jobs citing Statistics 19 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.76% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.91% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 21
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £171 £260 £285
90th Percentile £455 £469 £450
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £24.99 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.88% +197.14%
England median hourly rate £23.88 £21.50 £15.69
% change year-on-year +11.07% +37.01% -17.41%

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 4,498 4,064 4,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.75% 83.88% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 2,626 2,939
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 145
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.12 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.86% +47.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £41.47
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -51 7 £345 -
Birmingham -1 3 £130 -59.06% 1
Coventry -3 3 £238 -38.71%
Dudley -3 3 £375 +20.97%
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £545 -
Statistics
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (57.89%) Decision-Making
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
5 7 (36.84%) PVCS
5 7 (36.84%) XML
5 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
5 7 (36.84%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) SAS
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) CCNP
8 3 (15.79%) Time Management
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.79%) Network Management
8 3 (15.79%) Validation
8 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
8 3 (15.79%) Data Science
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus

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 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) MPLS
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) PVCS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
1 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Automation Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Network Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Planner
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analytics Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Decision-Making
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 7 (36.84%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Data Science
3 3 (15.79%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Time Management
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Coaching
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (5.26%) VMware