Period
to 17 January 2018

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

SOLID Principles
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 35 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -
Contract jobs citing SOLID 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.86% 2.01% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.47% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.80% -
10th Percentile £318 £270 £300
90th Percentile £365 £356 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -30.00% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

SOLID 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 221 324 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 82.16% 81.41% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 218 163
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +13.85%
10th Percentile £264 £214 £263
90th Percentile £471 £490 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +88.32% +0.19%
10th Percentile £12.01 £20.75 £8.61
90th Percentile £48.25 £77.50 £19.82
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £20.06 £20.00
% change year-on-year +19.62% +0.28% -10.81%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Staffordshire

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in Staffordshire

SOLID
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 SOLID within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 -6 1 £350 +7.69%
Stafford - 1 £325 -
SOLID
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for SOLID.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (60.00%) AccuRev
3 3 (60.00%) Erlang
3 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (60.00%) Go
3 3 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
3 3 (60.00%) Elixir
3 3 (60.00%) API Development
3 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) MVVM
5 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

SOLID
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) AccuRev
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (60.00%) API Development
3 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 1 (20.00%) MVVM
5 1 (20.00%) OO
5 1 (20.00%) OOP
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
5 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Elixir
2 3 (60.00%) Erlang
2 3 (60.00%) Go
2 3 (60.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin