Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 72 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +38
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 143 113 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 2.44% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 2.91% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 79 102
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +6.51%
10th Percentile £388 £275 £320
90th Percentile £617 £665 £537
England median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.00 £11.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.33% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 £23.34
% change year-on-year +51.25% -0.86% -15.13%

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 4,239 3,878 4,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.03% 83.69% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,465 2,740
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £247
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 £498 -20.40% 5
Coventry -7 22 £463 +5.96% 9
Birmingham -25 13 £500 +21.21% 35
Worcestershire - 7 £525 - 12
Warwickshire +6 5 £700 +86.67% 9
Solihull +10 4 - - 6
Staffordshire -19 1 - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 3
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 91 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (51.75%) Coaching
3 47 (32.87%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (31.47%) Java
5 44 (30.77%) Scrum
6 39 (27.27%) JIRA
6 39 (27.27%) Microservices
6 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 38 (26.57%) DevOps
8 37 (25.87%) Jenkins
9 30 (20.98%) Microsoft
10 29 (20.28%) .NET
10 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (18.88%) Confluence
11 27 (18.88%) SDLC
11 27 (18.88%) SQL
11 27 (18.88%) Windows
12 26 (18.18%) Selenium
12 26 (18.18%) Atlassian
12 26 (18.18%) Maven
13 24 (16.78%) OO
13 24 (16.78%) Kanban
13 24 (16.78%) REST
14 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (15.38%) SOA
16 21 (14.69%) Line Management
16 21 (14.69%) Collaborative Working
17 20 (13.99%) Git (software)
17 20 (13.99%) JavaScript
18 19 (13.29%) Cucumber

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 14 (9.79%) Documentum
3 11 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.80%) Apache
6 3 (2.10%) JBoss
6 3 (2.10%) Mule
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.70%) Marvel
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.40%) Windchill
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (8.39%) SaaS
4 10 (6.99%) PaaS
5 7 (4.90%) Office 365
6 5 (3.50%) IaaS
7 4 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (2.80%) GitHub
7 4 (2.80%) Google Analytics
8 3 (2.10%) Slack
9 2 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.80%) SSL
2 3 (2.10%) HTTP
2 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.70%) DNS
4 1 (0.70%) FTP
4 1 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.09%) MySQL
3 11 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (4.90%) Big Data
5 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (4.20%) SQLite
7 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
7 5 (3.50%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (3.50%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (27.27%) JIRA
2 37 (25.87%) Jenkins
3 26 (18.18%) Maven
3 26 (18.18%) Selenium
4 20 (13.99%) Git (software)
5 19 (13.29%) Cucumber
5 19 (13.29%) WebDriver
6 12 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (8.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (5.59%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.90%) Ant
8 7 (4.90%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (4.90%) Gradle
8 7 (4.90%) Xcode
9 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.80%) Grunt
10 4 (2.80%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.80%) PhantomJS
10 4 (2.80%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (4.90%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Publishing
3 5 (3.50%) Military
4 4 (2.80%) Marketing
5 3 (2.10%) Retail
6 2 (1.40%) Digital Economy
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (14.69%) Developer
2 18 (12.59%) Architect
3 16 (11.19%) Tester
4 15 (10.49%) Automation Tester
5 14 (9.79%) Java Automation Tester
5 14 (9.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 14 (9.79%) Selenium Tester
6 10 (6.99%) Analyst
6 10 (6.99%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Integration Architect
7 8 (5.59%) Senior Automation Tester
7 8 (5.59%) Senior Tester
7 8 (5.59%) Technical Manager
8 7 (4.90%) Java Architect
8 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.90%) Scrum Master
8 7 (4.90%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.90%) Test Manager
9 6 (4.20%) Business Analyst
9 6 (4.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.28%) .NET
2 24 (16.78%) REST
3 16 (11.19%) Web Services
4 15 (10.49%) XML
5 14 (9.79%) JSON
6 12 (8.39%) CSS
6 12 (8.39%) HTML
7 11 (7.69%) jQuery
8 9 (6.29%) Middleware
8 9 (6.29%) SOAP
9 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET
9 8 (5.59%) Spring
10 7 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.90%) CSS3
10 7 (4.90%) HTML5
10 7 (4.90%) iOS SDK
10 7 (4.90%) Java EE
10 7 (4.90%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (4.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (4.90%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.39%) Mobile App
3 11 (7.69%) User Experience
4 8 (5.59%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.90%) iPhone
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.40%) Blog
8 2 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.70%) EFT
9 1 (0.70%) FMCG
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.88%) Windows
2 16 (11.19%) Linux
2 16 (11.19%) Unix
3 10 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.90%) Android
4 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.10%) AIX
7 3 (2.10%) HPUX
7 3 (2.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (51.75%) Coaching
3 47 (32.87%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (30.77%) Scrum
5 39 (27.27%) Microservices
5 39 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 38 (26.57%) DevOps
7 27 (18.88%) SDLC
8 24 (16.78%) Kanban
8 24 (16.78%) OO
9 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (15.38%) SOA
11 21 (14.69%) Collaborative Working
11 21 (14.69%) Line Management
12 19 (13.29%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (12.59%) Analytics
13 18 (12.59%) BDD
13 18 (12.59%) MVC
14 16 (11.19%) Waterfall
15 15 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 45 (31.47%) Java
2 27 (18.88%) SQL
3 20 (13.99%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.89%) Java 8
5 16 (11.19%) C#
6 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
7 7 (4.90%) Apple Swift
7 7 (4.90%) Objective-C
8 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.80%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (2.80%) Ruby
9 4 (2.80%) Scala
9 4 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.10%) Groovy
10 3 (2.10%) XPath
11 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) Degree
3 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.50%) ISEB
5 5 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (3.50%) MCSE
5 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.50%) VCP6
5 5 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) OCP
6 4 (2.80%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.10%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.70%) CISM
9 1 (0.70%) CISSP
9 1 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.10%) PMO
2 3 (2.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.70%) COBIT
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.50%) Docker
2 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.89%) Puppet
2 11 (7.69%) Ansible
3 7 (4.90%) HockeyApp
4 4 (2.80%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (2.80%) Terraform
5 3 (2.10%) Grafana
5 3 (2.10%) Graphite
5 3 (2.10%) Kibana
5 3 (2.10%) Nessus
5 3 (2.10%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.40%) SCCM
7 1 (0.70%) Nagios
7 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (20.98%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.18%) Atlassian
3 18 (12.59%) Oracle
4 14 (9.79%) Pega
5 12 (8.39%) Google
6 9 (6.29%) WSO2
7 7 (4.90%) Apple
7 7 (4.90%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.90%) Twitter
7 7 (4.90%) Xamarin
8 6 (4.20%) MuleSoft
8 6 (4.20%) VMware
8 6 (4.20%) webMethods
9 5 (3.50%) IBM
10 2 (1.40%) Cognos
10 2 (1.40%) SAP
11 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
11 1 (0.70%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.70%) HP