Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Mentoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mentoring over the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Mentorship
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 87 103
Rank change year-on-year +14 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 150 101 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.93% 2.26% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.69% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 70
West Midlands median daily rate £486 £415 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.17% -0.30% +2.78%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £300
90th Percentile £647 £583 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £11.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +261.70% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £19.61
% change year-on-year +41.41% +26.21% -47.71%

Mentoring 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 4,294 3,751 5,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.87% 83.82% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,548 2,368 3,043
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 141 120
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.46% -1.30% +6.82%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in the West Midlands

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mentoring in the West Midlands

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mentoring in the West Midlands

Mentoring
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 Mentoring in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mentoring in the West Midlands

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the West Midlands

Mentoring
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 Mentoring within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Shropshire +1 70 £498 -8.72% 5
Birmingham +8 38 £475 +13.43% 28
Warwickshire +13 10 £575 +53.33% 7
Coventry -16 9 £525 +26.51% 11
Solihull -1 7 £500 - 4
Herefordshire -4 3 £413 +27.00% 3
Staffordshire -14 3 £395 +17.91% 3
Worcestershire - 1 £320 - 9
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 5
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring 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 Mentoring.

1 95 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (54.00%) Coaching
3 50 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 49 (32.67%) Scrum
5 43 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (28.00%) Java
7 40 (26.67%) DevOps
8 32 (21.33%) Selenium
8 32 (21.33%) Jenkins
9 28 (18.67%) JIRA
9 28 (18.67%) TDD
10 27 (18.00%) Windows
11 26 (17.33%) SDLC
12 25 (16.67%) Kanban
12 25 (16.67%) HTML
13 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
13 24 (16.00%) MVC
13 24 (16.00%) Line Management
14 23 (15.33%) Microservices
14 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
14 23 (15.33%) Linux
15 22 (14.67%) CSS
15 22 (14.67%) Git (software)
16 21 (14.00%) Confluence
16 21 (14.00%) Web Services
16 21 (14.00%) SQL
16 21 (14.00%) .NET
17 20 (13.33%) C#
17 20 (13.33%) Oracle
17 20 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure

Mentoring
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 21 (14.00%) Confluence
2 10 (6.67%) Documentum
2 10 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.33%) JBoss
4 5 (3.33%) Mule
5 4 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.33%) Mule ESB
7 2 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.67%) Captiva
8 1 (0.67%) Marvel
8 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.33%) Windchill
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.33%) SaaS
4 8 (5.33%) Office 365
5 6 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (3.33%) IaaS
6 5 (3.33%) PaaS
7 4 (2.67%) GitHub
7 4 (2.67%) Google Analytics
8 3 (2.00%) Heroku
9 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) Skype
2 4 (2.67%) SSL
3 3 (2.00%) HTTP
3 3 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.33%) LAN
4 2 (1.33%) WAN
5 1 (0.67%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) Network Security
5 1 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.67%) SMS
5 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) MySQL
1 14 (9.33%) NoSQL
1 14 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.33%) SQLite
6 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (21.33%) Jenkins
1 32 (21.33%) Selenium
2 28 (18.67%) JIRA
3 22 (14.67%) Git (software)
4 17 (11.33%) Maven
4 17 (11.33%) WebDriver
5 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
6 12 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (7.33%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (6.67%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.67%) SoapUI
9 7 (4.67%) Subversion
10 6 (4.00%) Ant
11 5 (3.33%) GitLab
11 5 (3.33%) HP UFT
11 5 (3.33%) NDepend
11 5 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (3.33%) SonarQube
11 5 (3.33%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.33%) Xcode
General
1 13 (8.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (2.67%) Marketing
4 3 (2.00%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Law
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (22.67%) Developer
2 22 (14.67%) Architect
3 12 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 12 (8.00%) Technical Architect
4 11 (7.33%) Scrum Master
5 10 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 10 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 9 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Java Middleware Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Middleware Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.00%) Applications Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
9 6 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.67%) HTML
2 22 (14.67%) CSS
3 21 (14.00%) .NET
3 21 (14.00%) Web Services
4 19 (12.67%) Spring
5 15 (10.00%) JSON
5 15 (10.00%) SOAP
6 14 (9.33%) ASP.NET
6 14 (9.33%) Middleware
6 14 (9.33%) REST
7 13 (8.67%) CSS3
7 13 (8.67%) HTML5
7 13 (8.67%) XML
8 12 (8.00%) jQuery
9 11 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (6.67%) Node.js
11 8 (5.33%) Ajax
11 8 (5.33%) KnockoutJS
11 8 (5.33%) React
11 8 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Mobile App
1 13 (8.67%) User Experience
2 9 (6.00%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.33%) iPhone
4 5 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.67%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.33%) Robotics
7 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.67%) FMCG
7 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.00%) Windows
2 23 (15.33%) Linux
3 18 (12.00%) Unix
4 8 (5.33%) Android
4 8 (5.33%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.33%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.67%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.00%) AIX
9 3 (2.00%) HPUX
9 3 (2.00%) Solaris
10 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (54.00%) Coaching
3 50 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 49 (32.67%) Scrum
5 43 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
6 40 (26.67%) DevOps
7 28 (18.67%) TDD
8 26 (17.33%) SDLC
9 25 (16.67%) Kanban
10 24 (16.00%) Line Management
10 24 (16.00%) MVC
11 23 (15.33%) Microservices
12 18 (12.00%) Project Management
12 18 (12.00%) Service Delivery
13 15 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (10.00%) Web Development
14 13 (8.67%) User Stories
15 12 (8.00%) API Design
15 12 (8.00%) BDD
15 12 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.00%) Java
2 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (14.00%) SQL
4 20 (13.33%) C#
5 12 (8.00%) Ruby
5 12 (8.00%) Scala
6 10 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.67%) Python
7 6 (4.00%) Apple Swift
7 6 (4.00%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.33%) PHP
9 4 (2.67%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (2.00%) Groovy
10 3 (2.00%) Java 8
10 3 (2.00%) XPath
11 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.33%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (5.33%) Degree
3 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB
5 2 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (3.33%) SLA
3 2 (1.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (13.33%) Docker
2 5 (3.33%) LXC
2 5 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (10.00%) Puppet
2 12 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.33%) Ansible
4 5 (3.33%) HockeyApp
5 4 (2.67%) Terraform
6 3 (2.00%) Grafana
6 3 (2.00%) Graphite
6 3 (2.00%) Kibana
7 1 (0.67%) Nagios
7 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.33%) Oracle
3 13 (8.67%) Atlassian
4 12 (8.00%) Pega
5 11 (7.33%) WSO2
6 10 (6.67%) MuleSoft
7 8 (5.33%) Xamarin
8 6 (4.00%) Google
9 5 (3.33%) Apple
9 5 (3.33%) Avaya
9 5 (3.33%) Twitter
10 4 (2.67%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.67%) IBM
10 4 (2.67%) webMethods
11 3 (2.00%) Progress
12 2 (1.33%) Blue Prism
12 2 (1.33%) HP
12 2 (1.33%) Zend
13 1 (0.67%) Cognizant
13 1 (0.67%) EMC