Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 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.

Collaborative Working
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 161 157
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4 -7
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 54 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 0.85% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.03% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 21
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £421 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +12.20% -
10th Percentile £324 £293 £180
90th Percentile £500 £575 £575
England median daily rate £460 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +8.24% -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +28.30% +16.48% -23.85%

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 3988 4871 4025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.76% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2921 2278
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% -6.68% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.86 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +4 19 £415 -7.78% 2
Shropshire +22 16 £425 +35.78%
Warwickshire +7 8 £425 +21.43% 1
Solihull - 2 £513 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £325 -
Coventry +4 1 - - 4
Collaborative Working
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Collaborative Working 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 13 (24.07%) CSS
3 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
5 9 (16.67%) Analytics
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Project Management
6 8 (14.81%) Oracle
7 7 (12.96%) ITIL
7 7 (12.96%) Subversion
7 7 (12.96%) Finance
7 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.96%) User Stories
7 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
7 7 (12.96%) Service Design
8 6 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Scrum
8 6 (11.11%) Degree
8 6 (11.11%) QA
9 5 (9.26%) Change Management
9 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.26%) Internet
9 5 (9.26%) CRM
9 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
9 5 (9.26%) Web Analytics
9 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (9.26%) SEO
9 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (9.26%) Oracle Fusion

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 2 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Dynamics 365
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
2 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (3.70%) SMS
2 2 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (1.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) LAN
3 1 (1.85%) MPLS
3 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.56%) Selenium
4 2 (3.70%) JUnit
5 1 (1.85%) Burp Suite
5 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.85%) JIRA
5 1 (1.85%) JMeter
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
2 4 (7.41%) Publishing
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Designer
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.11%) Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Content Designer
6 5 (9.26%) Senior Designer
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Business Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Content Designer
7 4 (7.41%) Digital Designer
8 3 (5.56%) Communications Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) CSS
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (9.26%) REST
3 4 (7.41%) Web Services
4 3 (5.56%) Ajax
4 3 (5.56%) JSON
4 3 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) .NET
5 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.70%) CSS3
5 2 (3.70%) Django
5 2 (3.70%) Guice
5 2 (3.70%) HTML5
5 2 (3.70%) Play Framework
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.85%) XHTML
6 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Social Media
2 3 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 11 (20.37%) Test Automation
4 9 (16.67%) Analytics
5 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.81%) Project Management
6 7 (12.96%) ITIL
6 7 (12.96%) Service Design
6 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.96%) Test Strategy
6 7 (12.96%) User Stories
7 6 (11.11%) Scrum
7 6 (11.11%) Usability Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Change Management
8 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
8 5 (9.26%) CRM
8 5 (9.26%) DevOps
8 5 (9.26%) SEO
8 5 (9.26%) Web Analytics
9 4 (7.41%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Ruby
3 2 (3.70%) Scala
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.85%) WAI
3 1 (1.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (3.70%) BT
2 2 (3.70%) Citrix
2 2 (3.70%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) Progress
3 1 (1.85%) SAP
3 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow