Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 178 206
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 -
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 24 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.23% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.24% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 2
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £475 £660
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -28.03% -
10th Percentile £423 £383 £501
90th Percentile £608 £770 £880
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
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 4,893 4,558 5,935
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.68% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,018 2,877 3,541
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £234
90th Percentile £575 £541 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 197 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +10.00% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.63 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.23% +3.89% +1.21%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 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
Coventry +6 21 £531 +18.06%
Birmingham +1 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Shropshire -50 1 - -
Digital Transformation
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Digital Transformation contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Digital Transformation in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) User Stories
4 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 8 (33.33%) Coaching
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Coaching
6 7 (29.17%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (20.83%) User Experience
8 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 3 (12.50%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) Service Management
9 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
10 2 (8.33%) GDPR
10 2 (8.33%) Confluence
10 2 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
10 2 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
10 2 (8.33%) Selenium
10 2 (8.33%) JIRA
10 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.33%) SEO
10 2 (8.33%) Migration
10 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 1 (4.17%) Adobe

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) User Stories
4 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 8 (33.33%) Agile Coaching
5 8 (33.33%) Coaching
6 7 (29.17%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
8 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (12.50%) Service Management
8 3 (12.50%) Workshop Facilitation
9 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 2 (8.33%) Qualitative Research
9 2 (8.33%) Quantitative Research
9 2 (8.33%) SEO
9 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle