Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 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.

Commercial Awareness
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 167 158
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 -20
Contract jobs citing Commercial Awareness 59 18 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.38% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.45% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 12
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £435 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -17.54% +31.88%
10th Percentile £345 £382 £362
90th Percentile £575 £488 £693
England median daily rate £450 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% -45.24% +47.37%

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 4,354 4,022 5,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.98% 83.95% 84.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 2,574 3,141
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 154
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% +46.54% -14.70%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £42.25 £48.75 £39.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 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
Shropshire -17 35 £416 -2.18% 1
Birmingham +5 9 £438 +316.67% 3
Coventry -10 9 £450 +7.14%
Warwickshire +14 4 £451 +12.63% 6
Staffordshire - 2 £500 - 2
Commercial Awareness
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 31 (52.54%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (42.37%) Acceptance Criteria
5 22 (37.29%) Change Management
5 22 (37.29%) Risk Management
6 21 (35.59%) Project Governance
6 21 (35.59%) Matrix Organization
7 19 (32.20%) Conflict Management
7 19 (32.20%) Line Management
7 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
8 18 (30.51%) Resource Management
8 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (27.12%) Open Workbench
9 16 (27.12%) Project Management
10 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (18.64%) Business Analysis
13 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
14 9 (15.25%) Product Management
14 9 (15.25%) Degree
14 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (15.25%) GDPR
15 8 (13.56%) Collaborative Working
15 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
16 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (11.86%) Workshop Facilitation
17 6 (10.17%) IT Strategy
17 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing

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 4 (6.78%) Apache
1 4 (6.78%) Documentum
1 4 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (52.54%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (27.12%) Open Workbench
3 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) G Suite
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) LAN
1 1 (1.69%) MPLS
1 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Chocolatey
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Law
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Project Manager
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Product Owner
4 4 (6.78%) Engagement Manager
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Change Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Office 365 Business Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Online Business Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Head of Information
7 1 (1.69%) IT Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) JSON
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
1 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (6.78%) Virtual Team
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.47%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Acceptance Criteria
2 25 (42.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (37.29%) Change Management
3 22 (37.29%) Risk Management
4 21 (35.59%) Matrix Organization
4 21 (35.59%) Project Governance
5 19 (32.20%) Conflict Management
5 19 (32.20%) Line Management
6 18 (30.51%) Resource Management
7 16 (27.12%) Project Management
8 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (18.64%) Business Analysis
10 10 (16.95%) Waterfall
11 9 (15.25%) Product Management
12 8 (13.56%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (13.56%) PRINCE2
13 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (11.86%) Workshop Facilitation
14 6 (10.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.39%) CISSP
3 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (1.69%) CCSP
4 1 (1.69%) CEH
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CISM
4 1 (1.69%) CISMP
4 1 (1.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) COBIT
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Niku
2 4 (6.78%) Pega
3 2 (3.39%) EMC
3 2 (3.39%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) webMethods
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco
4 1 (1.69%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.69%) Concur
4 1 (1.69%) NetApp
4 1 (1.69%) OpenText