Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 151 166
Rank change year-on-year +23 +15 -19
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 70 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.77% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 33
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £262 £233
90th Percentile £550 £478 £488
England median daily rate £452 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +0.50% +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -37.14% +12.18% +38.35%

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 4,314 3,648 4,999
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.41% 83.19% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,596 2,285 2,903
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 135 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +16.99% -20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.00 £39.10
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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 July 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 -1 31 £400 -5.88% 6
Shropshire -16 9 £430 - 2
Warwickshire +4 7 £488 +16.77% 4
Coventry - 6 £413 - 4
Solihull - 2 £475 - 3
Worcestershire - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton -5 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £502 - 4
Collaborative Working
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (25.71%) Finance
4 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (17.14%) Coaching
5 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
6 11 (15.71%) .NET
6 11 (15.71%) User Experience
7 10 (14.29%) Change Management
8 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.86%) Java
8 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
9 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (11.43%) Scrum
9 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
10 7 (10.00%) Project Management
10 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
10 7 (10.00%) SAP
10 7 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.00%) Degree
10 7 (10.00%) JIRA
10 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (8.57%) User Stories
11 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity Planning
11 6 (8.57%) C#
11 6 (8.57%) Web Services

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 4 (5.71%) Confluence
2 3 (4.29%) Apache
2 3 (4.29%) Documentum
2 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.86%) Captiva
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 2 (2.86%) Drupal
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.86%) Exchequer
2 2 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.43%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) Slack
4 2 (2.86%) Office 365
4 2 (2.86%) SaaS
5 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) Firewall
1 3 (4.29%) SAN
2 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) Junos
3 1 (1.43%) Skype
3 1 (1.43%) SMS
3 1 (1.43%) SMTP
3 1 (1.43%) SNMP
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Power BI
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) JIRA
1 7 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.71%) Maven
2 4 (5.71%) Mercurial
3 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) Selenium
4 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) TestRail
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Automotive
3 3 (4.29%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (22.86%) Analyst
2 10 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (8.57%) Architect
3 6 (8.57%) Business Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Performance Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Business Change Manager
4 5 (7.14%) Change Manager
5 4 (5.71%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.71%) User Researcher
6 3 (4.29%) IT Support
6 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) Web Services
3 5 (7.14%) HTML
3 5 (7.14%) Middleware
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.71%) JSON
4 4 (5.71%) LINQ
4 4 (5.71%) Node.js
4 4 (5.71%) React
4 4 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (5.71%) WCF
5 3 (4.29%) CSS
6 2 (2.86%) REST
7 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.43%) OAuth
7 1 (1.43%) RESTful
7 1 (1.43%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.43%) Spring
7 1 (1.43%) Velocity
7 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.71%) User Experience
3 4 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.43%) Blog
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Fintech
6 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
6 1 (1.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Unix
3 3 (4.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (17.14%) Coaching
4 10 (14.29%) Change Management
5 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.43%) Decision-Making
6 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
6 8 (11.43%) Scrum
7 7 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (10.00%) Project Management
8 6 (8.57%) BCP
8 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
8 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity Planning
8 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.57%) Contingency Planning
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (8.57%) SDLC
8 6 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 6 (8.57%) User Stories
9 5 (7.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.71%) SQL
4 4 (5.71%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.43%) C++
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) CCNP
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.86%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.43%) CCIE
4 1 (1.43%) CCNA
4 1 (1.43%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.43%) CISM
4 1 (1.43%) CISSP
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) HNC
4 1 (1.43%) HND
4 1 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PMP
4 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) GDPR
2 4 (5.71%) PMO
3 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) QA
4 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) Docker
2 3 (4.29%) NFS
3 2 (2.86%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.86%) Terraform
3 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) SAP
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Pega
3 4 (5.71%) VMware
4 3 (4.29%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.86%) BMC
5 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
5 2 (2.86%) EMC
5 2 (2.86%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.86%) OpenText
5 2 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) Progress