Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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.

Statistics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 183 161
Rank change year-on-year +32 -22 -13
Contract jobs citing Statistics 37 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 10
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £225 £275 £158
90th Percentile £466 £458 £730
England median daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £26.00 £8.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +197.14% -72.74%
England median hourly rate £21.50 £14.58 £20.36
% change year-on-year +47.49% -28.39% -5.31%

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 3996 5180 3935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 83.09% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 3089 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 135 173
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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
Dudley - 17 £310 -
Birmingham +6 8 £318 -0.78% 4
Shropshire +18 3 - -
Warwickshire -8 2 £450 +12.50% 1
Coventry +13 1 £388 -13.89%
Staffordshire +11 1 £388 +29.17% 1
Statistics
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 18 (48.65%) Network Management
2 15 (40.54%) Validation
3 14 (37.84%) Service Delivery
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco
5 12 (32.43%) WAN
5 12 (32.43%) DHCP
5 12 (32.43%) VPN
5 12 (32.43%) Firewall
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (32.43%) MPLS
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (32.43%) Performance Metrics
6 10 (27.03%) Service Management
6 10 (27.03%) ITIL
7 8 (21.62%) Network Design
7 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
7 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
7 8 (21.62%) CCNP
7 8 (21.62%) Service Design
8 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
8 7 (18.92%) Windows
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) Dell
9 6 (16.22%) RHCE
9 6 (16.22%) NetApp

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 (8.11%) SAS
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle UPK
2 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco ASA
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Nexus
1 12 (32.43%) DHCP
1 12 (32.43%) Firewall
1 12 (32.43%) MPLS
1 12 (32.43%) VPN
1 12 (32.43%) WAN
1 12 (32.43%) Wireless
2 1 (2.70%) 4G
2 1 (2.70%) 5G
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.41%) Data Mining
3 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.70%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) EDRMS
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (21.62%) Data Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Network Specialist
4 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Risk Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Business Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Data Scientist
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Kafka
1 1 (2.70%) Lucene
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.70%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Network Management
2 15 (40.54%) Validation
3 14 (37.84%) Service Delivery
4 12 (32.43%) Performance Metrics
5 10 (27.03%) ITIL
5 10 (27.03%) Service Management
6 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
6 8 (21.62%) Network Design
6 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
6 8 (21.62%) Service Design
7 6 (16.22%) Analytics
7 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Operations
7 6 (16.22%) High Availability
7 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Thinking
8 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.81%) ETL
9 4 (10.81%) ITIL V3
9 4 (10.81%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) R
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Scala
4 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
3 6 (16.22%) RHCE
3 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (10.81%) CCIE
4 4 (10.81%) Master's Degree
4 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) Solvency II
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) FTK
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco
2 6 (16.22%) Dell
2 6 (16.22%) NetApp
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Tableau
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Adobe
6 1 (2.70%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.70%) Nuix