Period
to 17 December 2017

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

Customer Requirements
West Midlands > Solihull
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 28 23
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 21 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 11.80% 4.00% 4.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.58% 5.71% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Solihull median daily rate £265 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.90% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £294 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -34.72% +24.14% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Solihull median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £18.94 £27.75
% change year-on-year +61.03% -31.75% -

Customer Requirements 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 Solihull with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Solihull
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 144 175 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 80.90% 70.00% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 89
Solihull median daily rate £406 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +4.73% +10.86%
10th Percentile £243 £269 £275
90th Percentile £575 £575 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Solihull median hourly rate £42.50 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +174.19% -61.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £12.45 £15.25 £18.70
90th Percentile £52.71 £15.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.39 £20.00
% change year-on-year +36.27% -8.05% -

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Solihull.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in Solihull

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in Solihull.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in Solihull

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in Solihull.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in Solihull

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 19 (90.48%) LAN
2 15 (71.43%) Presales
3 14 (66.67%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) ZigBee
5 7 (33.33%) 4G
5 7 (33.33%) REST
5 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 7 (33.33%) Big Data
5 7 (33.33%) 5G
5 7 (33.33%) Sigfox
5 7 (33.33%) Z-Wave
5 7 (33.33%) Data Security
5 7 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (33.33%) ERP
5 7 (33.33%) Bluetooth
5 7 (33.33%) RFID
5 7 (33.33%) 3G
6 6 (28.57%) Analytics
6 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Juniper
7 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
7 5 (23.81%) Network Management
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Hyperconnected
8 4 (19.05%) Network Design
8 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
8 4 (19.05%) CRM
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
10 2 (9.52%) Service Management

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) LAN
2 14 (66.67%) WAN
3 7 (33.33%) 3G
3 7 (33.33%) 4G
3 7 (33.33%) 5G
3 7 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 7 (33.33%) RFID
3 7 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (33.33%) ZigBee
3 7 (33.33%) Z-Wave
4 5 (23.81%) Hyperconnected
4 5 (23.81%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) Firewall
6 1 (4.76%) HTTP
6 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.76%) Megaco
6 1 (4.76%) RTCP
6 1 (4.76%) RTP
6 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Architect
2 8 (38.10%) Network Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Design Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) IoT Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper Architect
6 1 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Network Designer
6 1 (4.76%) Transmission Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Presales
2 7 (33.33%) Data Security
2 7 (33.33%) ERP
2 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 6 (28.57%) Analytics
4 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
4 5 (23.81%) Network Management
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Network Design
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Strategic Thinking
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Critical Path Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) Service Design
7 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Sigfox
2 6 (28.57%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) BT
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Mitel
3 1 (4.76%) VMware