Period
to 17 October 2018

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

Collaborative Working
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 130 161
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 -8
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 89 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.15% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.37% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 33
West Midlands median daily rate £426 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £303 £313 £225
90th Percentile £534 £495 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 - -
England median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -27.00% +66.67% +36.36%

Collaborative Working 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 4,316 3,877 5,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.84% 84.21% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 2,468 3,109
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 140 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.62 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.48% +34.94% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.87 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.54% +10.51% +3.97%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Collaborative Working as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in the West Midlands

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Collaborative Working in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in the West Midlands

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the West Midlands

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in the West Midlands

Collaborative Working
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 Collaborative Working within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Birmingham +25 48 £450 +2.27% 6
Shropshire -40 16 £425 - 4
Coventry +3 13 £425 - 3
Warwickshire -1 4 £550 +29.41% 2
Staffordshire -7 3 £390 +20.00% 1
Solihull - 3 £350 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £502 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 3
Collaborative Working
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Collaborative Working 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 Collaborative Working.

1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (32.58%) User Experience
3 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (24.72%) Scrum
5 20 (22.47%) Finance
5 20 (22.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Excel
7 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (16.85%) Business Analysis
8 15 (16.85%) JIRA
9 14 (15.73%) Confluence
9 14 (15.73%) Java
9 14 (15.73%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (15.73%) Coaching
10 13 (14.61%) GDPR
10 13 (14.61%) Performance Management
11 12 (13.48%) Change Management
11 12 (13.48%) Project Management
11 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (12.36%) HTML
12 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (12.36%) Selenium
12 11 (12.36%) Maven
12 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
13 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
13 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
13 10 (11.24%) Content Management
13 10 (11.24%) SAP
13 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Office

Collaborative Working
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:

Application Platforms
1 14 (15.73%) Confluence
2 8 (8.99%) CMS
3 7 (7.87%) Documentum
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.12%) Captiva
5 1 (1.12%) Drupal
5 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) ENOVIA
1 2 (2.25%) Exchequer
1 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) IaaS
1 3 (3.37%) PaaS
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.12%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.12%) Office 365
3 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.25%) SAN
3 1 (1.12%) Firewall
3 1 (1.12%) HTTP
3 1 (1.12%) Internet
3 1 (1.12%) Junos
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) Skype
3 1 (1.12%) SMS
3 1 (1.12%) SMTP
3 1 (1.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) Power BI
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (16.85%) JIRA
2 11 (12.36%) Maven
2 11 (12.36%) Selenium
3 10 (11.24%) Cucumber
4 8 (8.99%) Jenkins
5 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
5 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
6 5 (5.62%) Axure RP
6 5 (5.62%) Subversion
7 3 (3.37%) Ant
7 3 (3.37%) Bitbucket
7 3 (3.37%) Grunt
7 3 (3.37%) gulp
7 3 (3.37%) JUnit
7 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.12%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Legal
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Automotive
6 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (31.46%) Analyst
2 20 (22.47%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Administrator
4 8 (8.99%) Business Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Designer
5 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.74%) Business Change Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Change Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Performance Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) UX Designer
7 5 (5.62%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.62%) User Researcher
8 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Java Automation Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) HTML
2 6 (6.74%) AngularJS
2 6 (6.74%) REST
2 6 (6.74%) Spring
3 5 (5.62%) .NET
4 4 (4.49%) CSS
4 4 (4.49%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.49%) jQuery
4 4 (4.49%) RESTful
5 3 (3.37%) CSS3
5 3 (3.37%) HTML5
5 3 (3.37%) Java EE
5 3 (3.37%) JPA
5 3 (3.37%) JSON
5 3 (3.37%) SOAP
5 3 (3.37%) Spring MVC
5 3 (3.37%) Web Services
6 2 (2.25%) Angular 2
6 2 (2.25%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.58%) User Experience
2 27 (30.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.87%) Graphic Design
5 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.37%) e-Learning
6 3 (3.37%) FMCG
7 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.12%) Fintech
8 1 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Windows
2 4 (4.49%) Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Unix
3 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.12%) Solaris
5 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (51.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.72%) Scrum
3 20 (22.47%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (19.10%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (16.85%) Business Analysis
6 14 (15.73%) Acceptance Criteria
6 14 (15.73%) Coaching
7 13 (14.61%) Performance Management
8 12 (13.48%) Change Management
8 12 (13.48%) Project Management
8 12 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
10 10 (11.24%) Content Management
10 10 (11.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Commercial Awareness
11 8 (8.99%) Decision-Making
11 8 (8.99%) Microservices
11 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) Java
2 8 (8.99%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.37%) Java 8
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) PHP
4 2 (2.25%) SQL
5 1 (1.12%) C++
5 1 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (1.12%) Perl
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.12%) Python
5 1 (1.12%) Ruby
5 1 (1.12%) Scala
5 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.12%) APMP
5 1 (1.12%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) HNC
5 1 (1.12%) HND
5 1 (1.12%) MCSE
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) GDPR
2 6 (6.74%) PMO
3 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) Docker
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) IAG
3 2 (2.25%) NFS
4 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (11.24%) SAP
2 7 (7.87%) Atlassian
2 7 (7.87%) Pega
3 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle
4 3 (3.37%) VMware
5 2 (2.25%) BMC
5 2 (2.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.12%) Adobe
6 1 (1.12%) EMC
6 1 (1.12%) Google
6 1 (1.12%) Juniper
6 1 (1.12%) OpenText
6 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.12%) Zend