Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 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.

Rapid Prototyping
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 179 188
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 12 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 19
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £413 £390 £390
90th Percentile £482 £459 £675
England median daily rate £454 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +3.18% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £36.25 £38.75
% change year-on-year +15.86% -6.45% +17.42%

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 4,472 4,035 4,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.77% 83.85% 84.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 2,604 2,972
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £241 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 141 146
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.12 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.90% +47.25% -14.70%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £41.28
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%

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 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 16 December 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
Shropshire -55 10 £430 -4.44% 2
Birmingham +8 1 £500 +25.00% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Rapid Prototyping
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) User Experience
1 12 (100.00%) Prototyping
2 11 (91.67%) CSS
3 9 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (75.00%) Front End Development
3 9 (75.00%) Service Design
4 8 (66.67%) HTML
4 8 (66.67%) Web Design
5 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 1 (8.33%) Back Office
7 1 (8.33%) HTML5
7 1 (8.33%) CSS3
7 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working

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:

General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Designer
1 12 (100.00%) UX Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Digital UX Designer
2 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Designer
2 1 (8.33%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) CSS
2 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (75.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Prototyping
2 9 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 9 (75.00%) Service Design
3 8 (66.67%) Web Design
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)