Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 188 150
Rank change year-on-year +38 -38 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Delivery 39 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.35% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.43% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -17.95% +13.70%
10th Percentile £349 £338 £331
90th Percentile £541 £680 £694
England median daily rate £490 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £31.44
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.94% +22.10%

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 4029 4934 4006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.83% 82.91% 79.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2583 2962 2271
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £240
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £429 £425
% change year-on-year +4.78% +1.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 134 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.91 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.67 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.30 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.88% +10.45% +15.79%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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
Coventry +21 10 £525 +40.00% 2
Shropshire +24 9 £351 - 2
Warwickshire +5 7 £375 -
Birmingham -9 6 £500 +33.33%
Solihull - 2 £450 -
Software Delivery
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Delivery also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Delivery.

1 18 (46.15%) Project Management
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Scrum
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (33.33%) Analytics
3 13 (33.33%) Docker
4 11 (28.21%) Functional Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Kanban
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.21%) SOA
4 11 (28.21%) Java
4 11 (28.21%) SQL
5 10 (25.64%) MySQL
5 10 (25.64%) Oracle
5 10 (25.64%) JUnit
5 10 (25.64%) JMS
5 10 (25.64%) JBoss
5 10 (25.64%) DSDM
5 10 (25.64%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (25.64%) Hibernate
5 10 (25.64%) GlassFish
5 10 (25.64%) Unit Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Predictive Analytics
5 10 (25.64%) Mathematics
5 10 (25.64%) Spring
5 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
5 10 (25.64%) Java EE
5 10 (25.64%) Degree
5 10 (25.64%) Android

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 10 (25.64%) Apache Spark
1 10 (25.64%) GlassFish
1 10 (25.64%) JBoss
1 10 (25.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (25.64%) WildFly
2 5 (12.82%) Confluence
3 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (25.64%) Big Data
1 10 (25.64%) Hadoop
1 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
1 10 (25.64%) MySQL
1 10 (25.64%) NoSQL
1 10 (25.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Hudson
1 10 (25.64%) JBehave
1 10 (25.64%) Jenkins
1 10 (25.64%) JUnit
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) NuGet
3 3 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (7.69%) TeamCity
3 3 (7.69%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.56%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.56%) Mocha
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Digital Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Senior Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Process Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) CRM Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Windows DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Business Data Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Business Process Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Functional Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Functional Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Hibernate
1 10 (25.64%) HornetQ
1 10 (25.64%) Java EE
1 10 (25.64%) JAX-RS
1 10 (25.64%) JMS
1 10 (25.64%) RESTEasy
1 10 (25.64%) RESTful
1 10 (25.64%) Spring
1 10 (25.64%) Spring Boot
1 10 (25.64%) WireMock
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.56%) Mustache
3 1 (2.56%) Sass
3 1 (2.56%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Mobile App
2 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Android
1 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Project Management
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Analytics
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (33.33%) Scrum
4 11 (28.21%) Functional Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Kanban
4 11 (28.21%) SOA
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 10 (25.64%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (25.64%) DSDM
5 10 (25.64%) Mathematics
5 10 (25.64%) Personalization
5 10 (25.64%) Predictive Analytics
5 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
5 10 (25.64%) Unit Testing
5 10 (25.64%) User Stories
6 9 (23.08%) DevOps
7 8 (20.51%) Lean Six Sigma
7 8 (20.51%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Java
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) Scala
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) ES6
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Ansible
1 3 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) FNZ
4 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.56%) VMware