Period
to 22 January 2019

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

IT/Technology Strategy
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 154 148
Rank change year-on-year -20 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 35 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.73% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.87% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 32
West Midlands median daily rate £575 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.32% - -22.27%
10th Percentile £350 £275 £319
90th Percentile £650 £513 £648
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £25.69 £20.25
% change year-on-year +75.17% +26.86% -57.81%

IT Strategy 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 4,280 3,922 4,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.96% 83.73% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,664 2,492 2,715
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 147 146
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +21.44% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.50 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.15
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

IT Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Strategy in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
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 IT Strategy in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Strategy in the West Midlands

IT Strategy
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 IT Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Birmingham +23 15 £438 -7.89% 7
Coventry -2 10 £575 +58.62% 2
Shropshire -53 2 - - 3
Solihull - 2 £575 - 2
Warwickshire +2 1 £625 +30.21% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 £565 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IT Strategy 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 IT Strategy.

1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (22.86%) Security Architecture
3 8 (22.86%) Information Security
3 8 (22.86%) GDPR
4 7 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (20.00%) CISSP
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (17.14%) VPN
5 6 (17.14%) Retail
5 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.14%) Commercial Awareness
5 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 4 (11.43%) IaaS
7 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
7 4 (11.43%) SaaS
7 4 (11.43%) PaaS
7 4 (11.43%) Aruba
7 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.43%) F5
7 4 (11.43%) Product Management

IT Strategy
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 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (2.86%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
2 4 (11.43%) SaaS
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.71%) Office 365
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) VPN
2 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
2 4 (11.43%) Wireless
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) Intranet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) MS Access
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Product Owner
3 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Product Owner
5 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) IT Director
6 2 (5.71%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation
7 1 (2.86%) Digital Transformation Business Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Group IT Director
7 1 (2.86%) Technology Director
7 1 (2.86%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ActiveX
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) IDoc
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) WinForms
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
2 4 (11.43%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (11.43%) User Experience
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
2 9 (25.71%) Project Management
3 8 (22.86%) Information Security
3 8 (22.86%) Security Architecture
4 7 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 7 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Commercial Awareness
5 6 (17.14%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.43%) Product Management
6 4 (11.43%) SDLC
6 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (11.43%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.43%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VB
2 1 (2.86%) VB6
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
2 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) CISSP
2 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) MBA
4 3 (8.57%) CISM
5 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) ISEB
6 1 (2.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) GDPR
1 8 (22.86%) PCI DSS
2 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Aruba
1 4 (11.43%) F5
1 4 (11.43%) Infoblox
2 3 (8.57%) Brocade
2 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Meru Networks
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.86%) VMware