Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 135 153
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 -18
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 51 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.83% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.99% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 43
West Midlands median daily rate £538 £513 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +1.49% +14.77%
10th Percentile £366 £335 £325
90th Percentile £661 £588 £700
England median daily rate £525 £531 £500
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £12.50 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.68% +160.47%
England median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
% change year-on-year - -53.00% -4.18%

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 4,228 3,637 5,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.52% 83.42% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,299 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £542
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.10 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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
Birmingham -4 16 £463 +15.63% 9
Shropshire -22 12 £600 +4.35%
Coventry -8 11 £550 +2.33% 7
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -6 1 £450 +63.64% 4
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 £450 - 2
Walsall - 1 £525 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Project Management
3 15 (29.41%) VMware
4 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
6 11 (21.57%) Windows
6 11 (21.57%) TOGAF
6 11 (21.57%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
6 11 (21.57%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (19.61%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
7 10 (19.61%) ITIL
7 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
8 9 (17.65%) Middleware
8 9 (17.65%) RUP
8 9 (17.65%) Documentum
8 9 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
8 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
8 9 (17.65%) TDD
8 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (17.65%) Pega
8 9 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (15.69%) Migration
9 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.73%) Linux
11 6 (11.76%) DevOps
11 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (17.65%) Documentum
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.96%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.49%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (21.57%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (9.80%) IaaS
4 4 (7.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon S3
5 3 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.88%) Office 365
5 3 (5.88%) SaaS
5 3 (5.88%) Serverless
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.92%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.92%) PaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Slack
6 2 (3.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Firewall
2 3 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 3 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (3.92%) DNS
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) DHCP
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) Skype
4 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
1 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
1 2 (3.92%) Maven
1 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.92%) MSI
1 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.92%) Subversion
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Automotive
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Architect
2 12 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (13.73%) AWS Architect
4 6 (11.76%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Portfolio Manager
4 6 (11.76%) VMware Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Chief Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) AWS Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) Middleware
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
4 2 (3.92%) JSON
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) RESTful
4 2 (3.92%) XML
5 1 (1.96%) COM
5 1 (1.96%) LAMP
5 1 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) User Experience
3 4 (7.84%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) CentOS
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Project Management
3 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2
4 11 (21.57%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (21.57%) TOGAF
4 11 (21.57%) Waterfall
5 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
5 10 (19.61%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (19.61%) ITIL
5 10 (19.61%) Service Delivery
6 9 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (17.65%) RUP
6 9 (17.65%) TDD
6 9 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (17.65%) Zachman Framework
7 8 (15.69%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.76%) DevOps
8 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) C#
2 3 (5.88%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) Python
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.92%) C
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) AWS Certification
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.84%) Docker
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) iptables
4 1 (1.96%) Squid
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Ansible
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) WSUS
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) VMware
2 9 (17.65%) Pega
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.84%) SAP
5 3 (5.88%) Aruba
5 3 (5.88%) Brocade
5 3 (5.88%) F5
5 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.88%) Infoblox
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Juniper
7 1 (1.96%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat