Period
to 16 December 2017

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 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.

Customer Requirements
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 148 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 -45 +33
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 58 63 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 1.07% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.29% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 28
West Midlands median daily rate £294 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.72% +24.14% +11.54%
10th Percentile £229 £320 £269
90th Percentile £525 £525 £501
England median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £18.94 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.03% -31.75% -
England median hourly rate £30.50 £26.59 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -33.53% +66.67%

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 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%

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 16 December 2017.

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 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
Solihull +20 21 £265 -36.90% 1
Staffordshire +14 10 £300 +36.36% 2
Birmingham -7 9 £275 -37.14% 6
Shropshire +10 7 - -
Warwickshire 0 3 £600 +20.00% 1
Coventry +13 2 £288 -36.11% 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 23 (39.66%) LAN
1 23 (39.66%) Presales
2 18 (31.03%) WAN
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) 4G
4 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
4 9 (15.52%) ZigBee
4 9 (15.52%) 5G
4 9 (15.52%) Sigfox
4 9 (15.52%) Z-Wave
4 9 (15.52%) Big Data
4 9 (15.52%) Data Security
4 9 (15.52%) RFID
4 9 (15.52%) Bluetooth
4 9 (15.52%) ERP
4 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) 3G
5 8 (13.79%) Java
5 8 (13.79%) Analytics
5 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.79%) REST
6 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.07%) JIRA
6 7 (12.07%) Hyperconnected
6 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
6 7 (12.07%) VMware
6 7 (12.07%) Oracle
7 6 (10.34%) Juniper

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 5 (8.62%) Apache
1 5 (8.62%) Confluence
1 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (8.62%) nginx
2 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) AutoCAD
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.72%) EngageOne
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.72%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Maximo
1 1 (1.72%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) G Suite
2 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (39.66%) LAN
2 18 (31.03%) WAN
3 10 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (15.52%) 3G
4 9 (15.52%) 4G
4 9 (15.52%) 5G
4 9 (15.52%) Bluetooth
4 9 (15.52%) RFID
4 9 (15.52%) ZigBee
4 9 (15.52%) Z-Wave
5 7 (12.07%) Hyperconnected
6 5 (8.62%) DNS
6 5 (8.62%) Network Security
6 5 (8.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (8.62%) SSL
7 3 (5.17%) Firewall
7 3 (5.17%) Wireless
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.45%) MPLS
9 1 (1.72%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Big Data
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.72%) Cognos Query Studio
3 1 (1.72%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) JIRA
2 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (8.62%) Bitbucket
2 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.62%) Vagrant
3 3 (5.17%) Toad
4 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Automotive
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Vietnamese Language
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) Network Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Developer
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Lead DevOps
5 5 (8.62%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Contracts Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Design Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) IoT Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Software Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) REST
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) JDBC
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) LINQ
4 1 (1.72%) RESTful
4 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.72%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.72%) IVR
1 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.72%) PKI
1 1 (1.72%) User Experience
1 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Unix
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Android
2 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.72%) Linux
2 1 (1.72%) Solaris
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Presales
2 9 (15.52%) Data Security
2 9 (15.52%) ERP
2 9 (15.52%) Test Strategy
3 8 (13.79%) Analytics
3 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.62%) CRM
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps
5 5 (8.62%) Network Management
5 5 (8.62%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) SDLC
6 4 (6.90%) Network Design
6 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 4 (6.90%) Time Management
7 3 (5.17%) Test Scripting
7 3 (5.17%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) VBA
5 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.72%) Google Apps Script
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) ISEB
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.72%) GNVQ
6 1 (1.72%) HND
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Ansible
1 5 (8.62%) Nagios
1 5 (8.62%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
1 9 (15.52%) Sigfox
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Juniper
4 5 (8.62%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
6 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 3 (5.17%) webMethods
7 2 (3.45%) Capita
7 2 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (1.72%) Adobe
8 1 (1.72%) Cognos
8 1 (1.72%) Google
8 1 (1.72%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Informatica
8 1 (1.72%) Jitterbit
8 1 (1.72%) Mitel
8 1 (1.72%) Sun
8 1 (1.72%) Veeam