Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 70 93
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23 +20
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 99 152 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.29% 3.00% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 3.57% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 76 65
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £474 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.54% +14.85% -1.20%
10th Percentile £275 £358 £313
90th Percentile £630 £633 £598
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.05% +5.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.53 £42.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.16% +146.88% -1.63%
10th Percentile £10.59 £17.85 £9.65
90th Percentile £17.37 £43.75 £29.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +57.41% +37.68%

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 3,668 4,260 3,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.99% 84.14% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,375 2,546 2,310
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £258 £265 £250
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 200 125
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.42% -26.19% +23.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.70 £35.00 £52.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.37 £24.00
% change year-on-year +17.00% -10.97% +4.35%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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
Birmingham +2 28 £395 -12.22% 33
Shropshire -11 26 £600 +20.60% 2
Coventry 0 18 £500 -4.76% 14
Worcestershire -1 6 £525 +64.06% 9
Staffordshire +7 5 £500 +26.58% 6
Solihull 0 4 £450 -10.00% 6
Warwickshire 0 4 £525 +16.67% 10
Herefordshire +9 1 - - 5
Walsall - 1 £140 - 1
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Coaching
3 28 (28.28%) Java
4 26 (26.26%) SQL
5 24 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (24.24%) DevOps
6 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (22.22%) Windows
8 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
8 20 (20.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (19.19%) Public Sector
10 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
11 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (15.15%) ETL
12 15 (15.15%) Google
12 15 (15.15%) Analytics
13 14 (14.14%) Big Data
13 14 (14.14%) Scrum
13 14 (14.14%) XML
14 13 (13.13%) Maven
14 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
15 12 (12.12%) Gradle
15 12 (12.12%) .NET
15 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
15 12 (12.12%) Ant
15 12 (12.12%) VMware
16 11 (11.11%) Finance
16 11 (11.11%) Oracle
16 11 (11.11%) Microservices

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 7 (7.07%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.01%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.05%) GitHub
4 4 (4.04%) Office 365
5 3 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.03%) PaaS
5 3 (3.03%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.02%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.02%) IaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Serverless
7 1 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (1.01%) SaaS
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.04%) Firewall
1 4 (4.04%) LAN
1 4 (4.04%) WAN
2 2 (2.02%) DHCP
2 2 (2.02%) DNS
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.02%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.02%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.01%) BGP
3 1 (1.01%) IGRP
3 1 (1.01%) MPLS
3 1 (1.01%) Network Security
3 1 (1.01%) OSPF
3 1 (1.01%) SAN
3 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.01%) Wireless
3 1 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (14.14%) Big Data
3 11 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 10 (10.10%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.07%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.03%) Power BI
8 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.02%) BigQuery
8 2 (2.02%) Bigtable
8 2 (2.02%) NewSQL
8 2 (2.02%) OLAP
8 2 (2.02%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.01%) EDRMS
9 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.13%) Maven
3 12 (12.12%) Ant
3 12 (12.12%) Gradle
4 10 (10.10%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (5.05%) JIRA
6 3 (3.03%) Selenium
7 2 (2.02%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.02%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.02%) GitLab
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.01%) JMeter
8 1 (1.01%) JUnit
8 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.01%) webpack
General
1 19 (19.19%) Public Sector
2 11 (11.11%) Finance
3 7 (7.07%) Military
4 6 (6.06%) Legal
5 3 (3.03%) Digital Economy
5 3 (3.03%) Local Government
5 3 (3.03%) Retail
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.01%) Police
7 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Architect
2 15 (15.15%) Technical Architect
3 12 (12.12%) Developer
4 11 (11.11%) Java Architect
5 10 (10.10%) Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) Java Technical Architect
6 8 (8.08%) Integration Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Senior Server Engineer
7 6 (6.06%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.04%) Scrum Master
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Consultant
10 3 (3.03%) Engineering Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.03%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.14%) XML
2 12 (12.12%) .NET
3 10 (10.10%) Web Services
4 8 (8.08%) Java EE
5 7 (7.07%) JSON
6 6 (6.06%) RESTful
7 5 (5.05%) SOAP
8 4 (4.04%) Middleware
8 4 (4.04%) XSD
9 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.03%) J2EE
10 2 (2.02%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.02%) ASP.NET
10 2 (2.02%) Node.js
10 2 (2.02%) React
11 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Core
11 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (1.01%) MassTransit
11 1 (1.01%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.03%) Blog
2 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.02%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.01%) CCTV
4 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.01%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.01%) Derivative
4 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.01%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.01%) NHS
4 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.22%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Unix
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.06%) Linux
5 2 (2.02%) Android
5 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.02%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.35%) Coaching
3 24 (24.24%) DevOps
3 24 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (20.20%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (15.15%) Analytics
5 15 (15.15%) ETL
6 14 (14.14%) Scrum
7 11 (11.11%) Microservices
8 10 (10.10%) Data Architecture
8 10 (10.10%) Dependency Management
9 9 (9.09%) ITIL
9 9 (9.09%) People Management
9 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.08%) SDLC
11 7 (7.07%) Migration
11 7 (7.07%) Planning and Forecasting
11 7 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (7.07%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.07%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) Java
2 26 (26.26%) SQL
3 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.05%) C#
4 5 (5.05%) Python
5 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.03%) Go
6 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.02%) C
8 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.07%) Degree
2 7 (7.07%) ISEB
2 7 (7.07%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) MCSE
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) VCP6
3 6 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.02%) CCNA
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.01%) GCFA
7 1 (1.01%) GREM
7 1 (1.01%) OCP
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) GDPR
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.02%) PMO
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (7.07%) Docker
3 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.03%) XenApp
6 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Ansible
2 3 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.01%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.01%) EnCase
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.15%) Google
3 12 (12.12%) VMware
4 11 (11.11%) Oracle
5 10 (10.10%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.07%) Cisco
6 7 (7.07%) webMethods
7 5 (5.05%) Citrix
8 3 (3.03%) Cadence
8 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.02%) ESRI
9 2 (2.02%) Informatica
9 2 (2.02%) Juniper
9 2 (2.02%) SAP
9 2 (2.02%) Splunk
9 2 (2.02%) Talend
10 1 (1.01%) Epicor
10 1 (1.01%) Mercator