Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 2017 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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 75 100
Rank change year-on-year -14 +25 -17
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 103 152 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.14% 2.58% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 3.12% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 111 50
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% +17.81%
10th Percentile £275 £320 £311
90th Percentile £665 £538 £576
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.68 £11.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.09% - -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £25.92 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.42% -13.60% +30.43%

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 3988 4871 4025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.88% 82.76% 79.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2569 2921 2278
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £244
90th Percentile £550 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% -6.68% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.86 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 +1 43 £406 -12.16% 7
Coventry +3 18 £415 -12.63% 8
Shropshire -10 16 £558 +63.01% 3
Staffordshire +15 11 £425 -7.10% 5
Warwickshire -5 3 £375 -10.71% 1
Solihull +9 2 - - 4
Wolverhampton - 1 £185 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Kingswinford - 1 £375 -
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Mentoring.

1 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.16%) Coaching
3 24 (23.30%) TDD
4 20 (19.42%) Scrum
4 20 (19.42%) HTML
4 20 (19.42%) CSS
5 19 (18.45%) Linux
5 19 (18.45%) Middleware
6 18 (17.48%) Finance
6 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
7 17 (16.50%) Windows
8 16 (15.53%) Subversion
8 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
9 15 (14.56%) HTML5
9 15 (14.56%) CSS3
9 15 (14.56%) Jenkins
9 15 (14.56%) Maven
10 14 (13.59%) Project Management
10 14 (13.59%) Test Automation
10 14 (13.59%) DevOps
10 14 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (12.62%) Front End Development
11 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (12.62%) Migration
11 13 (12.62%) Kanban
12 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (11.65%) C#
12 12 (11.65%) Oracle
13 11 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (10.68%) Puppet

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 5 (4.85%) Mule
2 4 (3.88%) Mule ESB
2 4 (3.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.91%) Confluence
3 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) Documentum
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.97%) IIS
4 1 (0.97%) JBoss
4 1 (0.97%) Jetty
4 1 (0.97%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (0.97%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.97%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.97%) Simulink
2 1 (0.97%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) Office 365
4 2 (1.94%) IaaS
4 2 (1.94%) PaaS
4 2 (1.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.97%) G Suite
5 1 (0.97%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) HTTP
2 7 (6.80%) SSL
3 3 (2.91%) AMQP
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) DNS
5 1 (0.97%) Intranet
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) SAN
5 1 (0.97%) Skype
5 1 (0.97%) SMS
5 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.97%) VoIP
5 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.91%) MySQL
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.97%) MS Access
6 1 (0.97%) OLAP
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.97%) Power BI
6 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (15.53%) Git (software)
1 16 (15.53%) Subversion
2 15 (14.56%) Jenkins
2 15 (14.56%) Maven
3 9 (8.74%) SoapUI
3 9 (8.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (5.83%) JIRA
5 4 (3.88%) Selenium
6 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.91%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.94%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.94%) LoadUI
7 2 (1.94%) Mocha
7 2 (1.94%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.97%) Ant
8 1 (0.97%) JMeter
8 1 (0.97%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (17.48%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Retail
3 3 (2.91%) Back Office
3 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.94%) Military
4 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (27.18%) Developer
2 13 (12.62%) Lead Developer
3 12 (11.65%) Analyst
3 12 (11.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (9.71%) Lead DevOps
5 9 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 8 (7.77%) DevOps Manager
6 8 (7.77%) Head of DevOps
7 7 (6.80%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.80%) Scrum Master
8 6 (5.83%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Agile Scrum Master
9 5 (4.85%) Contracts Manager
9 5 (4.85%) Messaging Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Agile Project Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Commercial Manager
10 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) CSS
1 20 (19.42%) HTML
2 19 (18.45%) Middleware
3 15 (14.56%) CSS3
3 15 (14.56%) HTML5
4 11 (10.68%) jQuery
5 10 (9.71%) JSON
6 8 (7.77%) SOAP
7 7 (6.80%) JSON Schema
7 7 (6.80%) WSDL
7 7 (6.80%) XML
8 6 (5.83%) .NET
8 6 (5.83%) XSD
9 4 (3.88%) REST
10 3 (2.91%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.91%) Ajax
10 3 (2.91%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.91%) Web Services
10 3 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.68%) Digital Media
2 8 (7.77%) User Experience
3 3 (2.91%) Blog
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.91%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.91%) Robotics
4 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.94%) EPoS
4 2 (1.94%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) Clustering
5 1 (0.97%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.97%) NHS
5 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.45%) Linux
2 17 (16.50%) Windows
3 9 (8.74%) Unix
4 5 (4.85%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.94%) Solaris
5 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.97%) AIX
6 1 (0.97%) Android
6 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) CentOS
6 1 (0.97%) Debian
6 1 (0.97%) Fedora
6 1 (0.97%) HPUX
6 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (48.54%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.16%) Coaching
3 24 (23.30%) TDD
4 20 (19.42%) Scrum
5 14 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (13.59%) DevOps
5 14 (13.59%) Project Management
5 14 (13.59%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.62%) Front End Development
6 13 (12.62%) Kanban
6 13 (12.62%) Migration
7 12 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (8.74%) Change Management
8 9 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.74%) SDLC
8 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (8.74%) Test Strategy
8 9 (8.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (8.74%) User Stories
9 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.65%) C#
3 11 (10.68%) Java
3 11 (10.68%) Perl
3 11 (10.68%) Python
4 8 (7.77%) SQL
5 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.91%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.91%) VB
8 2 (1.94%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.94%) Scala
8 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.97%) Go
9 1 (0.97%) Groovy
9 1 (0.97%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.97%) VBScript
9 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.88%) ISEB
2 3 (2.91%) Degree
2 3 (2.91%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) MCSA
4 1 (0.97%) MCSE
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) QA
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.97%) GCP
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.97%) MISRA
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (9.71%) Docker
2 9 (8.74%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.97%) KVM
4 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) Puppet
2 6 (5.83%) Ansible
3 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.97%) Netcool
4 1 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.97%) Salt
4 1 (0.97%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (11.65%) Oracle
2 8 (7.77%) WSO2
3 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.91%) Cisco
6 3 (2.91%) Google
6 3 (2.91%) HP
7 2 (1.94%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.94%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.94%) Serena
8 1 (0.97%) hybris
8 1 (0.97%) Kaseya
8 1 (0.97%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.97%) Pega
8 1 (0.97%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.97%) Tableau