Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Digital Transformation Programme skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Transformation Programme over the 6 months to 23 February 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.

Digital Transformation Programmes/Projects
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 122 165
Rank change year-on-year -9 +43 +1
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 73 65 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.47% 1.36% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 25
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £481 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.30% +1.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £388 £388 £409
90th Percentile £639 £569 £533
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.43

Digital Transformation Programme 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 4,350 4,025 4,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.60% 84.26% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,698 2,540 2,715
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £244 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £541
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 140 153
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £42.10
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.01 £24.50
% change year-on-year -0.04% -2.00% +6.52%

Digital Transformation Programme
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Digital Transformation Programme as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Transformation Programme in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation Programme
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Transformation Programme in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation Programme
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Transformation Programme in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation Programme
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 Digital Transformation Programme within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 February 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
Coventry -11 25 £450 -7.69% 4
Shropshire -28 22 £463 - 2
Birmingham +11 17 £500 +2.56% 9
Walsall - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire +1 1 £510 +3.29% 1
Staffordshire -9 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £400 -
Digital Transformation Programme
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 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 Digital Transformation Programme.

1 55 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.05%) Scrum
3 27 (36.99%) TDD
4 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
5 25 (34.25%) C#
6 24 (32.88%) .NET
6 24 (32.88%) Kanban
7 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
7 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
7 23 (31.51%) MVC
8 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (28.77%) .NET Framework
9 20 (27.40%) HTML
9 20 (27.40%) CSS
9 20 (27.40%) DevOps
10 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
10 19 (26.03%) Web Services
10 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (24.66%) BDD
11 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (24.66%) SOLID
12 17 (23.29%) Dapper ORM
13 16 (21.92%) SQL
13 16 (21.92%) Java
14 15 (20.55%) Documentum
14 15 (20.55%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (17.81%) Technical Leadership
16 11 (15.07%) RDBMS
16 11 (15.07%) Relational Database

Digital Transformation Programme
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 15 (20.55%) Documentum
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.22%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.74%) PaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.37%) GitHub
6 1 (1.37%) IaaS
6 1 (1.37%) SaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) SSL
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (1.37%) DMZ
2 1 (1.37%) DNS
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
2 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) VPN
2 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) RDBMS
2 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
5 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (35.62%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.22%) Maven
3 6 (8.22%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (8.22%) Subversion
4 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.74%) Selenium
6 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.74%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.37%) Grunt
7 1 (1.37%) gulp
7 1 (1.37%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) Mockito
7 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.37%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Agile Developer
3 15 (20.55%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.55%) Documentum Developer
4 13 (17.81%) Architect
5 7 (9.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Lead Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Programme Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Agile Developer
9 3 (4.11%) Senior Documentum Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.88%) .NET
2 21 (28.77%) .NET Framework
3 20 (27.40%) CSS
3 20 (27.40%) HTML
4 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET
4 19 (26.03%) Web Services
5 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (24.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (23.29%) Dapper ORM
7 6 (8.22%) Middleware
8 3 (4.11%) LINQ
8 3 (4.11%) REST
8 3 (4.11%) WCF
9 2 (2.74%) SOAP
9 2 (2.74%) Swagger
10 1 (1.37%) jQuery
10 1 (1.37%) JSON
10 1 (1.37%) OAuth
10 1 (1.37%) Spring
10 1 (1.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.22%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.74%) Social Media
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (75.34%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.05%) Scrum
3 27 (36.99%) TDD
4 24 (32.88%) Kanban
5 23 (31.51%) MVC
6 20 (27.40%) DevOps
7 19 (26.03%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (24.66%) BDD
8 18 (24.66%) SOLID
9 13 (17.81%) Technical Leadership
10 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.96%) Open Source
12 7 (9.59%) Configuration Management
13 6 (8.22%) Change Management
13 6 (8.22%) Deployment Automation
13 6 (8.22%) SOA
13 6 (8.22%) Task Automation
14 5 (6.85%) User Stories
15 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) C#
2 23 (31.51%) JavaScript
3 16 (21.92%) Java
3 16 (21.92%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) Python
5 6 (8.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) ES6
6 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.37%) Degree
1 1 (1.37%) ISEB
1 1 (1.37%) PMP
1 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Ansible
1 7 (9.59%) Puppet
2 6 (8.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.37%) QRadar
3 1 (1.37%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.48%) Cisco
3 3 (4.11%) VMware
4 1 (1.37%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.37%) Blue Coat
4 1 (1.37%) BT
4 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.37%) CommVault
4 1 (1.37%) F5
4 1 (1.37%) Forcepoint
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) Intel
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle
4 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec
4 1 (1.37%) WSO2