Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 132 165
Rank change year-on-year -34 +33 -13
Contract jobs citing Presales 29 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 1.05% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.26% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 18
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +21.43%
10th Percentile £300 £140 £313
90th Percentile £600 £522 £530
England median daily rate £475 £489 £480
% change year-on-year -2.81% +1.82% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.16 £52.50 £38.24
% change year-on-year -48.27% +37.31% +9.24%

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 4,298 3,650 4,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.44% 83.20% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,586 2,285 2,902
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
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 192 136 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +16.99% -20.22%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £10.73
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £39.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Birmingham -20 14 £425 -2.86% 18
Shropshire -21 10 £525 +2.94%
Warwickshire - 3 - - 4
Coventry - 1 - - 2
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Presales 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 Presales.

1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
1 10 (34.48%) Service Management
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (20.69%) Virtual Team
5 6 (20.69%) Commercial Awareness
6 5 (17.24%) Virtual Team Management
6 5 (17.24%) Case Management
6 5 (17.24%) Documentum
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (17.24%) Niku
6 5 (17.24%) Pega
7 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
7 4 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) Confluence
7 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
7 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
7 4 (13.79%) Finance
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 4 (13.79%) XML

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 (17.24%) Documentum
2 4 (13.79%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (13.79%) Bitbucket
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Architect
1 7 (24.14%) Consultant
1 7 (24.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (6.90%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (6.90%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (6.90%) Azure Architect
2 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (6.90%) DevOps Consultant
2 2 (6.90%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (6.90%) Service Architect
2 2 (6.90%) Service Design Specialist
2 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Solutions Architect
3 1 (3.45%) CMS Project Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Documentum Project Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
3 1 (3.45%) Presales Specialist
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (34.48%) Service Management
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 8 (27.59%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) PRINCE2
4 7 (24.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (20.69%) Commercial Awareness
6 5 (17.24%) Case Management
6 5 (17.24%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) Content Management
8 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Content Management
8 3 (10.34%) Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PMO
1 2 (6.90%) QA
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Niku
2 5 (17.24%) Pega
3 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
3 4 (13.79%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
6 1 (3.45%) Capita
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) NVIDIA
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) VMware