Period
to 25 June 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 25 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.

Mentorship
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 84 99
Rank change year-on-year +25 +15 -14
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 158 95 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.22% 2.20% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 2.67% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 59 66
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £294 £278 £263
90th Percentile £662 £583 £531
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £11.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.93% -36.97% -39.66%
10th Percentile £10.14 £9.65 £16.25
90th Percentile £15.80 £24.29 £18.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £22.34 £19.31
% change year-on-year -21.65% +15.70% -33.43%

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 4,075 3,561 4,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.11% 82.55% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,474 2,201 2,733
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £234
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 184 136 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £20.75 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +15.60% -21.96%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%

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 25 June 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
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 25 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
Shropshire +12 58 £474 -13.86% 5
Birmingham +17 50 £450 +13.92% 29
Coventry -7 20 £500 +25.00% 14
Staffordshire -5 9 £398 +18.66% 6
Herefordshire +3 6 £375 +20.00% 2
Warwickshire -5 5 £284 -29.06% 7
Solihull - 3 £500 -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £475 +322.22% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - 1 £320 - 13
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 102 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (53.80%) Coaching
3 55 (34.81%) Scrum
4 51 (32.28%) DevOps
5 45 (28.48%) Test Automation
6 42 (26.58%) TDD
7 36 (22.78%) Kanban
8 35 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (22.15%) Line Management
9 30 (18.99%) JIRA
10 29 (18.35%) JavaScript
11 28 (17.72%) Java
12 27 (17.09%) HTML
12 27 (17.09%) Selenium
12 27 (17.09%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (15.82%) SDLC
13 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
14 23 (14.56%) Confluence
14 23 (14.56%) BDD
15 22 (13.92%) Windows
16 21 (13.29%) CSS
16 21 (13.29%) Self-Motivation
17 20 (12.66%) Deployment Automation
17 20 (12.66%) .NET
17 20 (12.66%) Unix
18 19 (12.03%) SQL
19 18 (11.39%) C#
19 18 (11.39%) Jenkins
20 17 (10.76%) Cucumber
20 17 (10.76%) WebDriver

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 23 (14.56%) Confluence
2 13 (8.23%) Documentum
2 13 (8.23%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.43%) WebLogic
4 6 (3.80%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.53%) JBoss
6 4 (2.53%) Mule
6 4 (2.53%) Mule ESB
6 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.27%) Apache
7 2 (1.27%) Captiva
7 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.80%) Office 365
4 5 (3.16%) SaaS
5 4 (2.53%) IaaS
5 4 (2.53%) PaaS
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.27%) Trello
8 1 (0.63%) GitHub
8 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) Skype
2 3 (1.90%) LAN
2 3 (1.90%) Network Security
2 3 (1.90%) WAN
3 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 2 (1.27%) VoIP
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) SMS
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.33%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.06%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.16%) MySQL
4 5 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.53%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.53%) Power BI
5 4 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.90%) Cloud Spanner
6 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.90%) Redis
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.63%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (18.99%) JIRA
2 27 (17.09%) Selenium
3 18 (11.39%) Jenkins
4 17 (10.76%) Cucumber
4 17 (10.76%) WebDriver
5 14 (8.86%) Git (software)
6 13 (8.23%) SoapUI
7 10 (6.33%) Maven
8 7 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (3.80%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.53%) Ant
10 4 (2.53%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.53%) JUnit
11 3 (1.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.90%) Subversion
12 2 (1.27%) GitLab
12 2 (1.27%) JIRA Agile
12 2 (1.27%) PHPUnit
12 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Digital Economy
2 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.16%) Retail
3 3 (1.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.63%) Automotive
4 1 (0.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.63%) Games
4 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (20.25%) Developer
2 13 (8.23%) Architect
3 12 (7.59%) Scrum Master
4 10 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
4 10 (6.33%) Test Manager
5 9 (5.70%) Lead Developer
5 9 (5.70%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (4.43%) Analyst
7 7 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.43%) Lead DevOps
7 7 (4.43%) Platform Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Environment And Release Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Operations Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Release Manager
8 6 (3.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) HTML
2 21 (13.29%) CSS
3 20 (12.66%) .NET
4 14 (8.86%) CSS3
4 14 (8.86%) HTML5
4 14 (8.86%) jQuery
5 13 (8.23%) XML
6 9 (5.70%) ASP.NET
7 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (5.06%) RESTful
7 8 (5.06%) Spring
8 7 (4.43%) Ajax
9 6 (3.80%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.80%) JSON
9 6 (3.80%) Middleware
10 5 (3.16%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.16%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.16%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (3.16%) REST
10 5 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.29%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (6.96%) User Experience
3 8 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.43%) Digital Media
5 6 (3.80%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.16%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.27%) Robotics
9 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.92%) Windows
2 20 (12.66%) Unix
3 16 (10.13%) Linux
4 7 (4.43%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.90%) Android
6 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (64.56%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (53.80%) Coaching
3 55 (34.81%) Scrum
4 51 (32.28%) DevOps
5 45 (28.48%) Test Automation
6 42 (26.58%) TDD
7 36 (22.78%) Kanban
8 35 (22.15%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (22.15%) Line Management
9 27 (17.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 25 (15.82%) SDLC
11 23 (14.56%) BDD
12 20 (12.66%) Deployment Automation
13 16 (10.13%) Performance Management
14 15 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (9.49%) Open Source
15 14 (8.86%) Release Management
16 13 (8.23%) Project Management
16 13 (8.23%) Service Delivery
17 12 (7.59%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.35%) JavaScript
2 28 (17.72%) Java
3 19 (12.03%) SQL
4 18 (11.39%) C#
5 11 (6.96%) Python
6 8 (5.06%) Ruby
7 6 (3.80%) Scala
8 3 (1.90%) C
8 3 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.90%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.90%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.90%) VBScript
8 3 (1.90%) XAML
9 2 (1.27%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) Erlang
10 1 (0.63%) Haskell
10 1 (0.63%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.23%) Degree
2 10 (6.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (5.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 8 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.16%) ISEB
6 4 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.63%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.27%) GDPR
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.13%) Docker
2 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (8.23%) Puppet
2 6 (3.80%) Ansible
2 6 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.53%) Terraform
4 3 (1.90%) WSUS
5 2 (1.27%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.63%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.13%) Oracle
3 15 (9.49%) Pega
4 8 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.43%) webMethods
6 5 (3.16%) IBM
7 4 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.53%) Avaya
7 4 (2.53%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.90%) Google
8 3 (1.90%) HP
8 3 (1.90%) Progress
8 3 (1.90%) Xamarin
9 2 (1.27%) Blue Prism
9 2 (1.27%) EMC
9 2 (1.27%) OpenText
9 2 (1.27%) SAP
9 2 (1.27%) Tripwire
9 2 (1.27%) Zend
10 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow