Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for IT Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IT Strategy over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 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.

IT/Technology Strategy
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 78 94
Rank change year-on-year +35 +16 -15
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 14 20 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.43% 1.43% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.69% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 12
Median daily rate £475 £575 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +39.39% -8.33%
10th Percentile £463 £436 £350
90th Percentile £693 £788 £524
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £645 £500
% change year-on-year -22.48% +29.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

IT Strategy 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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 486 1,180 1,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.52% 84.65% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 813 875
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £229 £250 £253
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +21.01% +4.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.63 £8.39
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +69.50% -28.57%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing IT Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in Birmingham

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for IT Strategy in Birmingham

IT Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Strategy in Birmingham over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in Birmingham

IT Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Strategy in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for IT Strategy.

1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Public Sector
2 5 (35.71%) Project Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
4 3 (21.43%) Azure
4 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Strategic Management
4 3 (21.43%) Data Science
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) PMO
4 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (14.29%) GDPR
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Tableau
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement

IT Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.14%) Power BI
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (35.71%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Strategy Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) PMO Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Portfolio Planning Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Applications Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Mobility Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Project Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Delivery
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (28.57%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Data Science
4 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (21.43%) Resource Management
4 3 (21.43%) Strategic Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (7.14%) Android Development
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Python
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Data Quality
1 3 (21.43%) PMO
2 2 (14.29%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau