Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Software Delivery skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Delivery over the 6 months to 23 February 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.

Software Delivery
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 178 156
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 32 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.34% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 14
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £600 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +29.73% +15.63%
10th Percentile £314 £345 £331
90th Percentile £530 £675 £608
England median daily rate £486 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.77% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £31.44
England median hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +68.10% -7.76% +16.57%

Software Delivery 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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

Software Delivery
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Delivery in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
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 Software Delivery in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Delivery in the West Midlands

Software Delivery
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 Software Delivery within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 February 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 +11 11 £410 - 1
Coventry +16 7 £450 -12.20% 3
Birmingham 0 7 £500 -11.11% 3
Solihull - 2 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £375 - 2
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Delivery 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 Software Delivery.

1 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) DevOps
4 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
4 10 (31.25%) Six Sigma
4 10 (31.25%) Change Management
5 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (28.13%) User Stories
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 7 (21.88%) Java
7 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (21.88%) SDLC
8 6 (18.75%) CRM
8 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
9 5 (15.63%) Python
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) HTML
9 5 (15.63%) CSS
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (12.50%) CMMI
10 4 (12.50%) Scrum
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.50%) Scala
10 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 4 (12.50%) Release Management

Software Delivery
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 3 (9.38%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Route 53
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.38%) Neo4j
1 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) GitLab
3 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.13%) Mocha
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Process Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Business Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Full Stack Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (6.25%) Process Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Product Owner
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Functional Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) CSS
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) CSS3
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) Node.js
2 3 (9.38%) RESTful
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.13%) Angular 2
4 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (3.13%) Mustache
4 1 (3.13%) Sass
4 1 (3.13%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (3.13%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.13%) Unix
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (34.38%) DevOps
4 10 (31.25%) Change Management
4 10 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
4 10 (31.25%) Six Sigma
5 9 (28.13%) User Stories
6 8 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (21.88%) SDLC
7 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.75%) CRM
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.50%) CMMI
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Open Source
10 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 4 (12.50%) Release Management
10 4 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (15.63%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) Scala
4 3 (9.38%) Clojure
4 3 (9.38%) Erlang
4 3 (9.38%) F#
4 3 (9.38%) Groovy
4 3 (9.38%) Haskell
4 3 (9.38%) Ruby
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) C#
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) ES6
6 1 (3.13%) Perl
6 1 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Ansible
1 1 (3.13%) collectd
1 1 (3.13%) Kibana
1 1 (3.13%) logstash
1 1 (3.13%) StatsD
1 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Google
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.13%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.13%) VMware