Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Commercial Awareness skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 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.

Commercial Awareness
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 162 142
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20 -10
Contract jobs citing Commercial Awareness 51 21 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.04% 0.45% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.53% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 11
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.94% +26.25%
10th Percentile £388 £382 £413
90th Percentile £575 £575 £700
England median daily rate £450 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £20.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -43.75% +12.50%

Commercial Awareness 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 4,245 3,937 4,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.79% 83.50% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,635 2,520 2,757
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 142 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +38.83% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.67 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

Commercial Awareness
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands

Commercial Awareness
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 Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Commercial Awareness in the West Midlands

Commercial Awareness
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 Commercial Awareness within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Shropshire -31 27 £423 -15.35% 1
Birmingham +15 9 £475 +352.38% 4
Coventry +5 9 £450 +7.14% 1
Warwickshire +8 4 £438 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £500 - 1
Commercial Awareness
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Commercial Awareness 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 Commercial Awareness.

1 31 (60.78%) Finance
2 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.98%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (39.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 20 (39.22%) Acceptance Criteria
4 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (35.29%) Risk Management
6 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (33.33%) Change Management
7 16 (31.37%) Project Governance
7 16 (31.37%) Conflict Management
7 16 (31.37%) Matrix Organization
8 15 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (29.41%) Open Workbench
9 14 (27.45%) Line Management
9 14 (27.45%) Project Management
10 13 (25.49%) Resource Management
11 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
12 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
13 9 (17.65%) Product Management
13 9 (17.65%) Degree
13 9 (17.65%) GDPR
14 8 (15.69%) Collaborative Working
14 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
15 7 (13.73%) Workshop Facilitation
16 6 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (11.76%) IT Strategy
16 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2

Commercial Awareness
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 3 (5.88%) Documentum
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (50.98%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (29.41%) Open Workbench
3 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) G Suite
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LAN
1 1 (1.96%) MPLS
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Chocolatey
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Subversion
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (60.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Billing
2 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Project Manager
2 11 (21.57%) Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Product Owner
4 4 (7.84%) Engagement Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Online Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Applications Development Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery Manager
7 1 (1.96%) GDPR Business Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Head of Information
7 1 (1.96%) Payroll Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Project Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) JSON
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
1 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Unix
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Acceptance Criteria
2 20 (39.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (35.29%) Risk Management
4 17 (33.33%) Change Management
5 16 (31.37%) Conflict Management
5 16 (31.37%) Matrix Organization
5 16 (31.37%) Project Governance
6 15 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (27.45%) Line Management
7 14 (27.45%) Project Management
8 13 (25.49%) Resource Management
9 11 (21.57%) Business Analysis
10 10 (19.61%) Waterfall
11 9 (17.65%) Product Management
12 8 (15.69%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
13 7 (13.73%) Workshop Facilitation
14 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) CISM
4 1 (1.96%) CISMP
4 1 (1.96%) CISSP
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Niku
2 3 (5.88%) Pega
3 2 (3.92%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.96%) Concur
4 1 (1.96%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) NetApp
4 1 (1.96%) OpenText
4 1 (1.96%) SAP