Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 145 152
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 +12
Contract jobs citing Presales 44 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.98% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.19% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 8
West Midlands median daily rate £448 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £376 £400
90th Percentile £517 £608 £562
England median daily rate £500 £475 £469
% change year-on-year +5.21% +1.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +58.18% -35.29% -10.53%

Presales 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 3,884 4,531 4,017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.57% 82.52% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,477 2,741 2,257
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £550 £546
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 134 171
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.22 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.05% +6.10% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.37 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Presales in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
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 Presales in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Presales in the West Midlands

Presales
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 Presales within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Solihull -2 19 - - 1
Birmingham -6 14 £460 -8.00% 25
Shropshire - 6 £470 -
Worcestershire - 1 £240 - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 7
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 21 (47.73%) LAN
2 20 (45.45%) WAN
3 14 (31.82%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 7 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (15.91%) RFID
5 7 (15.91%) 3G
5 7 (15.91%) Bluetooth
5 7 (15.91%) ERP
5 7 (15.91%) ITIL
5 7 (15.91%) 4G
5 7 (15.91%) Big Data
5 7 (15.91%) ZigBee
5 7 (15.91%) Sigfox
5 7 (15.91%) Z-Wave
5 7 (15.91%) 5G
6 6 (13.64%) Analytics
6 6 (13.64%) VoIP
6 6 (13.64%) Data Security
7 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.36%) Finance
7 5 (11.36%) MPLS
7 5 (11.36%) VPN
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
7 5 (11.36%) Bitbucket
7 5 (11.36%) Elasticsearch

Presales
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 (11.36%) Confluence
1 5 (11.36%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.82%) Apache
2 3 (6.82%) nginx
3 1 (2.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.27%) GitHub
4 1 (2.27%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (47.73%) LAN
2 20 (45.45%) WAN
3 7 (15.91%) 3G
3 7 (15.91%) 4G
3 7 (15.91%) 5G
3 7 (15.91%) Bluetooth
3 7 (15.91%) RFID
3 7 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (15.91%) ZigBee
3 7 (15.91%) Z-Wave
4 6 (13.64%) VoIP
5 5 (11.36%) Hyperconnected
5 5 (11.36%) MPLS
5 5 (11.36%) VPN
6 3 (6.82%) DNS
6 3 (6.82%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (6.82%) SSL
7 1 (2.27%) HTTP
7 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.27%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (11.36%) Bitbucket
1 5 (11.36%) Jenkins
1 5 (11.36%) JIRA
1 5 (11.36%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.55%) FishEye
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Architect
2 12 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (22.73%) Lead Architect
4 7 (15.91%) Network Architect
4 7 (15.91%) Telecoms Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Presales Solution Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IoT Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) CRM Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 2 (4.55%) JIRA Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) REST
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
3 7 (15.91%) ERP
3 7 (15.91%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Analytics
4 6 (13.64%) Data Security
5 5 (11.36%) DevOps
5 5 (11.36%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) CRM
8 2 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (4.55%) Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Strategic Thinking
9 1 (2.27%) Customer-Centricity
9 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) C++
3 1 (2.27%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Ansible
1 5 (11.36%) Terraform
2 3 (6.82%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Sigfox
2 5 (11.36%) Atlassian
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) BT
3 4 (9.09%) Capita
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 3 (6.82%) TOWER Software
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) Mitel
6 1 (2.27%) Niku
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Pega
6 1 (2.27%) SAP