Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 198 172
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.084% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.088% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50% -
England median daily rate £525 £530 £576
% change year-on-year -0.94% -7.91% +27.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4651 5662 4737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.10% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2949 3418 2690
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £213
90th Percentile £540 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 234 263
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.64% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Digital Transformation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Digital Transformation in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Transformation in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Transformation in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Transformation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Transformation in the West Midlands

Digital Transformation
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 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
Coventry +24 6 £450 -28.00%
Birmingham - 2 £675 -
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
Digital Transformation
England

Digital Transformation Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, Digital Transformation contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Digital Transformation in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) SEO
2 4 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Magento
4 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (16.67%) REST
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Google
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) WSO2
4 2 (16.67%) Gigya
5 1 (8.33%) A/B Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Smart City
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App

Digital Transformation Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
1 2 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) CSS3
2 1 (8.33%) Django
2 1 (8.33%) Guice
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Smart City
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 4 (33.33%) SEO
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) A/B Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Master Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Scala
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Gigya
1 2 (16.67%) Google
1 2 (16.67%) WSO2
2 1 (8.33%) Tableau