Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 22 October 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.

Customer Requirements
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 25 41
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16 0
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.43% 3.36% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 4.10% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £550 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.33% +36.36% -
10th Percentile £538 £300 £206
90th Percentile £563 £300 £238
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +18.52% -25.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £18.94
% change year-on-year -26.23% +61.03% -31.13%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 233 195 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 83.21% 81.93% 85.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 137 235
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -10.65%
10th Percentile £289 £212 £188
90th Percentile £463 £468 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.35 £14.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% -42.60% +73.61%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.01 £10.49
90th Percentile £56.15 £41.25 £46.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in Staffordshire

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in Staffordshire

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - - 4
Lichfield -4 1 £550 -
Cannock - 1 - -
Customer Requirements
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) DSDM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) RTP
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Drools
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) RTP
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) BPM Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Drools
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) DSDM
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) RAD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle