Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 140 173
Rank change year-on-year -29 +33 -23
Contract jobs citing Presales 14 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.87% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.08% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +18.57%
10th Percentile £406 £275 £339
90th Percentile £542 £600 £496
England median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £43.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +21.43%

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 4,036 3,720 4,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.08% 81.19% 83.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,516 2,333 2,424
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +5.16%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 138 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £20.25 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +12.66% -20.11%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.58 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.34
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.11% +11.51%

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 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 24 April 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 -33 7 £425 - 19
Shropshire - 3 £528 - 1
Solihull -13 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Niku
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Documentum
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capita
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Management
3 2 (14.29%) Pega
3 2 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization

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 2 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Presales Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Service Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Presales Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) CMS Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Documentum Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Presales Solution Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Case Management
3 2 (14.29%) Due Diligence
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Team Management
4 1 (7.14%) Commercial Awareness
4 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (7.14%) Escalation Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Capita
2 2 (14.29%) Niku
2 2 (14.29%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (7.14%) NVIDIA
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) VMware