Period
to 21 January 2019

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 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.

Presales
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 138 148
Rank change year-on-year -35 +10 +17
Contract jobs citing Presales 22 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.95% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 1.13% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £448 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.32% -10.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £294 £372
90th Percentile £575 £517 £609
England median daily rate £480 £498 £475
% change year-on-year -3.61% +4.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -19.54% +58.18% -35.29%

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 4,239 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%

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 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 -42 16 £550 +17.02% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £525 - 2
Coventry -9 1 - - 4
Solihull -9 1 - - 8
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 8 (36.36%) Atlassian
2 8 (36.36%) Confluence
2 8 (36.36%) Bitbucket
2 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Scrum
2 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 8 (36.36%) Translating Business Requirements
3 7 (31.82%) Virtual Team Management
3 7 (31.82%) Virtual Team
3 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 7 (31.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
4 6 (27.27%) XML
4 6 (27.27%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (27.27%) HP ALM
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (22.73%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
5 5 (22.73%) VMware

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 8 (36.36%) Confluence
2 5 (22.73%) WebLogic
3 3 (13.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
1 5 (22.73%) RDBMS
1 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Bitbucket
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 8 (36.36%) JIRA
2 7 (31.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.09%) FishEye
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
2 7 (31.82%) Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Azure Architect
4 4 (18.18%) AWS Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 4 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Business Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) JIRA Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (9.09%) VMware Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Virtual Team
2 5 (22.73%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) AIX
1 5 (22.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Scrum
2 8 (36.36%) Translating Business Requirements
2 8 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 7 (31.82%) Virtual Team Management
4 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Service Management
5 3 (13.64%) Case Management
5 3 (13.64%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Social Media Marketing
7 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.09%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Atlassian
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Fujitsu
5 3 (13.64%) Niku
5 3 (13.64%) Pega