Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 24 September 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.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 140 181
Rank change year-on-year -17 +41 -41
Contract jobs citing SOLID 42 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.84% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.99% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 18
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £351 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.44% -19.90% +20.14%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £274
90th Percentile £487 £455 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £50.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.00% +17.65% -15.00%

SOLID 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 4,276 3,722 5,234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.14% 84.06% 83.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,547 2,341 3,117
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £549 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 140 127
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +25.00% -18.18%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.63 £40.12
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOLID in the West Midlands

SOLID
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 SOLID within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
Coventry -6 25 £431 +1.47% 1
Shropshire - 8 £360 - 2
Birmingham -1 7 £388 +2.99% 5
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID 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 SOLID.

1 38 (90.48%) C#
1 38 (90.48%) TDD
2 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (76.19%) JavaScript
4 32 (76.19%) .NET
4 32 (76.19%) MVC
4 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (73.81%) Scrum
6 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
6 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
7 26 (61.90%) CSS
7 26 (61.90%) HTML
8 25 (59.52%) Web Services
9 24 (57.14%) Git (software)
10 23 (54.76%) .NET Framework
10 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (52.38%) BDD
11 22 (52.38%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (50.00%) Kanban
13 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (42.86%) Dapper ORM
15 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (33.33%) SQL
17 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
19 10 (23.81%) KnockoutJS
20 9 (21.43%) J2EE
20 9 (21.43%) OO
20 9 (21.43%) jQuery

SOLID
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 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (4.76%) EPiServer
1 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (16.67%) SaaS
4 6 (14.29%) Serverless
5 2 (4.76%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.38%) Force.com
6 1 (2.38%) PaaS
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) MySQL
2 7 (16.67%) SQLite
3 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.76%) Hazelcast
5 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (30.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (19.05%) JIRA
4 8 (19.05%) Xcode
5 7 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.76%) Selenium
8 1 (2.38%) JSUnit
General
1 2 (4.76%) Banking
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (52.38%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Agile .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) Agile Developer
4 10 (23.81%) Azure Developer
4 10 (23.81%) C# Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Applications Developer
5 8 (19.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Backend Developer
7 4 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (7.14%) Integration Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 1 (2.38%) iOS Developer
10 1 (2.38%) React Developer
10 1 (2.38%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (76.19%) .NET
2 27 (64.29%) ASP.NET
3 26 (61.90%) CSS
3 26 (61.90%) HTML
4 25 (59.52%) Web Services
5 23 (54.76%) .NET Framework
5 23 (54.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (45.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (42.86%) Dapper ORM
8 10 (23.81%) KnockoutJS
9 9 (21.43%) J2EE
9 9 (21.43%) jQuery
9 9 (21.43%) JSON
10 8 (19.05%) CSS3
10 8 (19.05%) HTML5
10 8 (19.05%) iOS SDK
10 8 (19.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 8 (19.05%) Zurb Foundation
11 7 (16.67%) Android SDK
11 7 (16.67%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 22 (52.38%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 8 (19.05%) Public Cloud
3 7 (16.67%) iPhone
3 7 (16.67%) User Experience
4 4 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Android
1 8 (19.05%) Apple iOS
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (90.48%) TDD
2 33 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (76.19%) MVC
4 31 (73.81%) Scrum
5 22 (52.38%) BDD
6 21 (50.00%) Kanban
7 9 (21.43%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 9 (21.43%) OO
8 8 (19.05%) Mobile Development
8 8 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (19.05%) Web Design
9 7 (16.67%) MVVM
9 7 (16.67%) SDLC
9 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
9 7 (16.67%) UX Design
10 6 (14.29%) Functional Testing
11 5 (11.90%) DevOps
11 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
12 4 (9.52%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (90.48%) C#
2 32 (76.19%) JavaScript
3 14 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Apple Swift
4 8 (19.05%) Objective-C
5 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) Java
7 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Twitter
2 8 (19.05%) Xamarin
3 7 (16.67%) Apple
3 7 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.76%) Hitachi
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com