Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Biometrics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Biometrics over the 6 months to 12 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.

Biometrics
England > West Midlands
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 110 189 -
Rank change year-on-year +79 - -
Contract jobs citing Biometrics 3 2 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.043% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.050% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
England median daily rate £450 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £75.00 - £23.50

Biometrics 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 1,566 4,024 4,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.74% 86.48% 84.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 2,526 2,619
Median daily rate £441 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £589 £600 £575
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 115 194
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +64.03% -26.19%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.40 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £31.94 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +27.76% +13.64% -12.00%

Biometrics
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Biometrics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Biometrics in the West Midlands

Biometrics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Biometrics in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Biometrics in the West Midlands

Biometrics
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Biometrics in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Biometrics in the West Midlands

Biometrics
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 Biometrics within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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
Birmingham +39 2 £438 +2.94%
Shropshire - 1 £650 -
Biometrics
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Biometrics 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Biometrics.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) JPA
2 2 (66.67%) JUnit
2 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (33.33%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (33.33%) jMock
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) BPMN
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Postfix

Biometrics
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) DbUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) jMock
2 1 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (33.33%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (33.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 2 (66.67%) JPA
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) PowerMock
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Spring Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) BPMN
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Postfix