Period
to 19 May 2019

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

Rapid Prototyping
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 164 142
Rank change year-on-year +9 -22 +45
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 31 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.75% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 25
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £388 £355 £388
90th Percentile £488 £450 £533
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - £50.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +124.44% -
England median hourly rate £40.50 £50.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.80% +146.34% -42.66%

Rapid Prototyping 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 3,971 4,160 3,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.51% 84.19% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,458 2,576 2,236
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £239
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 171 141
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.75 £15.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.42% -27.91% +17.65%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £42.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £24.70 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.25% -12.00% +8.70%

Rapid Prototyping
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands

Rapid Prototyping
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 Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the West Midlands

Rapid Prototyping
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 Rapid Prototyping within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 May 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 -27 15 £400 -5.88%
Birmingham +20 7 £400 -
Coventry -4 7 £481 +26.23% 1
Warwickshire +5 1 £500 +88.68%
Solihull - 1 - -
Rapid Prototyping
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 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 Rapid Prototyping.

1 30 (96.77%) Prototyping
2 23 (74.19%) User Experience
3 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (51.61%) Front End Development
4 16 (51.61%) HTML
4 16 (51.61%) CSS
5 15 (48.39%) Web Design
6 14 (45.16%) Mobile App
7 13 (41.94%) Service Design
8 7 (22.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (16.13%) PMO
10 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (16.13%) Project Management
11 4 (12.90%) Adobe
12 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
12 3 (9.68%) Thought Leadership
12 3 (9.68%) Sprint Review
13 1 (3.23%) Translating Business Requirements
13 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
13 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
13 1 (3.23%) Qualitative Research
13 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
13 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
13 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
13 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
13 1 (3.23%) SDLC
13 1 (3.23%) Workshop Facilitation

Rapid Prototyping
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 1 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Designer
2 22 (70.97%) UX Designer
3 5 (16.13%) IT Manager
3 5 (16.13%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Designer
4 3 (9.68%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
5 2 (6.45%) UI/UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation
6 1 (3.23%) Digital UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.23%) Interaction Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior UI Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior UI/UX Designer
6 1 (3.23%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) CSS
1 16 (51.61%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (74.19%) User Experience
2 14 (45.16%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Prototyping
2 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Front End Development
4 15 (48.39%) Web Design
5 13 (41.94%) Service Design
6 7 (22.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
8 5 (16.13%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (9.68%) Sprint Review
9 3 (9.68%) Thought Leadership
10 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
10 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 1 (3.23%) Migration
10 1 (3.23%) Quantitative Analysis
10 1 (3.23%) Quantitative Research
10 1 (3.23%) Scrum
10 1 (3.23%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Adobe