Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 115 143
Rank change year-on-year -16 +28 -17
Contract jobs citing IT Strategy 55 58 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.34% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.63% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 37 37
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -7.14% +23.53%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £320
90th Percentile £601 £588 £715
England median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £22.50 £56.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.82% +160.47%
England median hourly rate - £22.52 £47.91
% change year-on-year - -53.00% +34.01%

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 4,062 3,565 4,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.03% 82.41% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,468 2,213 2,704
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 142 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -23.91%
10th Percentile £10.83 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £48.38 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -7 18 £425 -5.56% 8
Coventry -18 13 £525 +7.69% 3
Shropshire -13 9 £590 +2.61% 2
Staffordshire -2 3 £463 +68.18% 3
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -7 1 £450 - 1
Warwickshire -11 1 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £525 -
IT Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Project Management
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (23.64%) ITIL
4 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
5 12 (21.82%) TDD
5 12 (21.82%) VMware
6 11 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (20.00%) Decision-Making
7 10 (18.18%) DevOps
7 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 10 (18.18%) Linux
7 10 (18.18%) Service Management
7 10 (18.18%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
8 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
8 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (16.36%) RUP
8 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
9 8 (14.55%) Open Source
9 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (14.55%) Mentoring

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 7 (12.73%) Documentum
2 3 (5.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (12.73%) IaaS
5 5 (9.09%) SaaS
6 4 (7.27%) PaaS
7 3 (5.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (5.45%) Office 365
7 3 (5.45%) Trello
8 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.64%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (3.64%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (3.64%) Serverless
8 2 (3.64%) Slack
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.64%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) Skype
3 1 (1.82%) SMS
3 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Artifactory
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) Maven
3 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
3 2 (3.64%) MSI
3 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.64%) Subversion
3 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Architect
2 11 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.09%) AWS Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.27%) AWS Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) IT Manager
4 4 (7.27%) VMware Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Chief Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Head of IT
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Azure Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Business Relationship Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Head of IT Operations
6 2 (3.64%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Middleware
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) RESTful
2 5 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (3.64%) JSON
3 2 (3.64%) Node.js
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) COM
4 1 (1.82%) LAMP
4 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.82%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.55%) User Experience
3 6 (10.91%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.00%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.45%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Project Management
3 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 13 (23.64%) PRINCE2
4 12 (21.82%) TDD
5 11 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (20.00%) Decision-Making
5 11 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 10 (18.18%) DevOps
6 10 (18.18%) Migration
6 10 (18.18%) Service Management
6 10 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 9 (16.36%) RUP
7 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (16.36%) TOGAF
8 8 (14.55%) Business Analysis
8 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (14.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C#
1 5 (9.09%) Python
2 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 3 (5.45%) C
3 3 (5.45%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.64%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) AWS Certification
3 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) GDPR
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.09%) Docker
3 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) iptables
5 1 (1.82%) Squid
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) WSUS
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) Puppet
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) VMware
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Pega
4 4 (7.27%) SAP
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 1 (1.82%) Avaya
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Juniper
6 1 (1.82%) Red Hat