Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 93 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -13 +31
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 143 96 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.82% 2.03% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 2.42% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 108
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -4.49% +5.95%
10th Percentile £357 £275 £320
90th Percentile £608 £675 £532
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £11.18 £11.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +280.31% -1.41% -
10th Percentile £17.85 £9.65 £10.65
90th Percentile £43.75 £27.07 £12.02
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.00% +38.89% -35.71%

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 4,361 3,972 5,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.96% 84.03% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 2,534 3,117
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 135 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.09% +31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.64
90th Percentile £37.75 £48.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 0 78 £475 -20.83% 10
Birmingham -9 26 £475 +18.75% 37
Warwickshire +13 11 £700 +86.67% 7
Coventry -21 10 £475 +14.46% 14
Solihull +4 4 - - 1
Herefordshire -12 2 £451 +38.62% 4
Staffordshire -16 1 - - 9
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 92 (64.34%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (58.04%) Coaching
3 53 (37.06%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (34.27%) Test Automation
5 48 (33.57%) Scrum
6 46 (32.17%) Java
7 39 (27.27%) Jenkins
8 36 (25.17%) JIRA
9 34 (23.78%) Microservices
10 32 (22.38%) DevOps
10 32 (22.38%) Selenium
11 31 (21.68%) SDLC
12 28 (19.58%) Windows
13 27 (18.88%) Kanban
13 27 (18.88%) Confluence
14 26 (18.18%) .NET
15 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
15 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
16 23 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (16.08%) MVC
16 23 (16.08%) SQL
16 23 (16.08%) Maven
17 22 (15.38%) JavaScript
17 22 (15.38%) Web Services
18 21 (14.69%) Oracle
18 21 (14.69%) Atlassian
18 21 (14.69%) REST
19 20 (13.99%) Line Management
20 19 (13.29%) Puppet
20 19 (13.29%) C#

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 27 (18.88%) Confluence
2 13 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 11 (7.69%) Documentum
4 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.10%) JBoss
5 3 (2.10%) Mule
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) Captiva
6 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.70%) Marvel
6 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.40%) Windchill
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.70%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.39%) SaaS
4 7 (4.90%) Office 365
5 6 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (4.20%) PaaS
6 5 (3.50%) IaaS
7 4 (2.80%) GitHub
7 4 (2.80%) Google Analytics
8 3 (2.10%) Heroku
8 3 (2.10%) Slack
9 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Skype
2 4 (2.80%) SSL
3 3 (2.10%) HTTP
3 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) MySQL
2 13 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.99%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.29%) Oracle Database
4 9 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (5.59%) MongoDB
6 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.20%) SQLite
7 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.40%) Big Data
10 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.70%) Power BI
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 36 (25.17%) JIRA
3 32 (22.38%) Selenium
4 25 (17.48%) Git (software)
5 23 (16.08%) Maven
6 18 (12.59%) Cucumber
6 18 (12.59%) WebDriver
7 14 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (6.29%) Eclipse
9 9 (6.29%) HP UFT
10 7 (4.90%) Subversion
10 7 (4.90%) Xcode
11 5 (3.50%) Ant
11 5 (3.50%) GitLab
11 5 (3.50%) JMeter
11 5 (3.50%) NDepend
11 5 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (3.50%) SonarQube
11 5 (3.50%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (8.39%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Marketing
3 3 (2.10%) Automotive
4 2 (1.40%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Publishing
5 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (21.68%) Developer
2 17 (11.89%) Architect
3 12 (8.39%) Java Developer
4 10 (6.99%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Agile Developer
5 9 (6.29%) Scrum Master
5 9 (6.29%) Technical Architect
5 9 (6.29%) Tester
6 8 (5.59%) Agile Java Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
6 8 (5.59%) Java Middleware Developer
6 8 (5.59%) Middleware Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Java Automation Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (4.90%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Service Manager
7 7 (4.90%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.20%) Applications Developer
8 6 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.18%) .NET
2 22 (15.38%) Web Services
3 21 (14.69%) REST
4 16 (11.19%) CSS
4 16 (11.19%) HTML
4 16 (11.19%) JSON
4 16 (11.19%) XML
5 15 (10.49%) SOAP
5 15 (10.49%) Spring
6 12 (8.39%) jQuery
6 12 (8.39%) Middleware
7 11 (7.69%) CSS3
7 11 (7.69%) HTML5
8 10 (6.99%) ASP.NET
9 9 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (5.59%) KnockoutJS
10 8 (5.59%) Node.js
10 8 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (4.90%) iOS SDK
11 7 (4.90%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Mobile App
2 12 (8.39%) User Experience
3 10 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.90%) iPhone
6 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.70%) Robotics
9 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.58%) Windows
2 19 (13.29%) Linux
2 19 (13.29%) Unix
3 8 (5.59%) Android
3 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.90%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.20%) Mac OS X
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.10%) AIX
8 3 (2.10%) HPUX
8 3 (2.10%) Solaris
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (64.34%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (58.04%) Coaching
3 53 (37.06%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (34.27%) Test Automation
5 48 (33.57%) Scrum
6 34 (23.78%) Microservices
7 32 (22.38%) DevOps
8 31 (21.68%) SDLC
9 27 (18.88%) Kanban
10 23 (16.08%) MVC
11 20 (13.99%) Line Management
12 19 (13.29%) OO
13 18 (12.59%) Project Management
13 18 (12.59%) SOA
14 16 (11.19%) TDD
15 15 (10.49%) BDD
15 15 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (10.49%) Service Delivery
16 13 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 13 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.17%) Java
2 23 (16.08%) SQL
3 22 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 19 (13.29%) C#
5 10 (6.99%) Java 8
5 10 (6.99%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.90%) Apple Swift
6 7 (4.90%) Objective-C
6 7 (4.90%) Ruby
6 7 (4.90%) Scala
7 5 (3.50%) PHP
7 5 (3.50%) Python
8 4 (2.80%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (2.10%) Groovy
9 3 (2.10%) XPath
10 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Degree
1 9 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.59%) ISTQB
2 8 (5.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.80%) ISEB
3 4 (2.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.40%) OCP
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) WCAG
3 2 (1.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (10.49%) Docker
2 7 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.10%) LXC
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (13.29%) Puppet
2 9 (6.29%) Ansible
2 9 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.90%) HockeyApp
4 3 (2.10%) Grafana
4 3 (2.10%) Graphite
4 3 (2.10%) Kibana
4 3 (2.10%) Nessus
4 3 (2.10%) Terraform
5 2 (1.40%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.69%) Atlassian
2 21 (14.69%) Oracle
3 11 (7.69%) Pega
3 11 (7.69%) WSO2
4 8 (5.59%) MuleSoft
5 7 (4.90%) Apple
5 7 (4.90%) CheckPoint
5 7 (4.90%) Google
5 7 (4.90%) Twitter
5 7 (4.90%) webMethods
5 7 (4.90%) Xamarin
6 5 (3.50%) Avaya
6 5 (3.50%) IBM
7 2 (1.40%) Cognos
7 2 (1.40%) HP
7 2 (1.40%) Zend
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.70%) EMC
8 1 (0.70%) Progress