Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 22 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.

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 145 148
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3 -10
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 69 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.34% 0.68% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 0.81% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 24
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £438 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -0.28% +9.69%
10th Percentile £271 £369 £337
90th Percentile £538 £526 £526
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 - £15.38
10th Percentile £46.25 - £15.25
90th Percentile £48.75 - £15.70
England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.78% -52.00% +4.17%

Customer Requirements 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 4,288 3,688 5,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.25% 83.16% 83.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,578 2,324 2,914
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £238
90th Percentile £575 £539 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 134 114
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £37.55 £49.25 £39.35
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
% change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
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 Customer Requirements in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the West Midlands

Customer Requirements
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 Customer Requirements within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 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
Shropshire +11 36 £420 - 2
Birmingham -18 13 £293 -31.18% 11
Solihull -15 6 - -
Staffordshire +1 4 £345 - 2
Warwickshire +2 3 - - 5
Worcestershire - 2 £463 - 2
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 36 (52.17%) Java
2 33 (47.83%) SQL
2 33 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 31 (44.93%) XML
4 28 (40.58%) Windows
4 28 (40.58%) Oracle
5 27 (39.13%) Unix
6 23 (33.33%) ISEB
6 23 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 23 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (31.88%) webMethods
7 22 (31.88%) WebLogic
8 19 (27.54%) Toad
9 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (13.04%) Analytics
10 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.59%) System Integration Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Data Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Degree
12 7 (10.14%) Cisco
12 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
13 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
13 6 (8.70%) Finance
13 6 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (8.70%) Juniper
13 6 (8.70%) Test Automation

Customer Requirements
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 22 (31.88%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.80%) Documentum
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) CATIA
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.90%) PTC Creo
3 2 (2.90%) Siemens NX
3 2 (2.90%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (2.90%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ENOVIA
1 2 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (2.90%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (1.45%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.45%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) BGP
1 3 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) MPLS
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) Firewall
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) OSPF
3 1 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.45%) RSVP
3 1 (1.45%) SMS
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
3 1 (1.45%) VLAN
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) Wireless
3 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.80%) MS Access
1 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.90%) Lumira
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Toad
2 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.45%) JIRA
4 1 (1.45%) JUnit
4 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) Subversion
4 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.45%) WinAutomation
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
1 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Games
2 1 (1.45%) Military
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 30 (43.48%) Test Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 5 (7.25%) Lead Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Network Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Juniper Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) XML Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Documentum Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Documentum Business Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (44.93%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (2.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) JSON
5 1 (1.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.45%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.45%) JAXB
5 1 (1.45%) JSP
5 1 (1.45%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.80%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) ASIC
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Unix
3 3 (4.35%) VME
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.04%) Analytics
4 8 (11.59%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Data Analytics
6 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 5 (7.25%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.25%) Defect Management
7 5 (7.25%) Functional Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Content Management
8 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 4 (5.80%) Scrum
8 4 (5.80%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (5.80%) User Stories
8 4 (5.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) Java
2 33 (47.83%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) ISEB
1 23 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 23 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 9 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 4 (5.80%) Postgraduate
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.45%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.45%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
2 1 (1.45%) PMO
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
1 1 (1.45%) HDFS
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Nagios
1 2 (2.90%) Terraform
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Opsview
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Oracle
2 22 (31.88%) webMethods
3 7 (10.14%) Cisco
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.70%) Juniper
5 5 (7.25%) SAP
6 4 (5.80%) OpenText
7 2 (2.90%) PTC
8 1 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.45%) Capita
8 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.45%) F5
8 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.45%) Google
8 1 (1.45%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) ICL
8 1 (1.45%) Tableau
8 1 (1.45%) VMware