Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 134 174
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 -32
Contract jobs citing SOLID 41 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.88% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.06% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 20
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £338 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -24.11% +20.20%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £308
90th Percentile £550 £484 £494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% -

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 4,063 3,573 4,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.22% 82.29% 83.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,478 2,220 2,680
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £240
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 145 105
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%
10th Percentile £10.90 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.25 £47.25 £38.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 29 £475 +15.15% 4
Birmingham -22 8 £388 +5.80% 4
Staffordshire -8 1 £325 -2.99% 8
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 37 (90.24%) .NET
2 36 (87.80%) C#
2 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (87.80%) TDD
3 35 (85.37%) MVC
3 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 35 (85.37%) Git (software)
4 34 (82.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (82.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
5 31 (75.61%) SQL Server
5 31 (75.61%) Scrum
6 30 (73.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (70.73%) CSS
7 29 (70.73%) HTML
7 29 (70.73%) BDD
7 29 (70.73%) Kanban
8 28 (68.29%) .NET Framework
8 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (68.29%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (60.98%) Dapper ORM
9 25 (60.98%) Web Services
10 18 (43.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 17 (41.46%) SQL
12 9 (21.95%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 5 (12.20%) REST
14 4 (9.76%) Microservices
14 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (9.76%) Relational Database

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 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 34 (82.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) SMS
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (75.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
2 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.32%) Hazelcast
4 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (85.37%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) JSUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.32%) Banking
1 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (100.00%) Developer
2 30 (73.17%) .NET Developer
3 14 (34.15%) C# Developer
4 13 (31.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (24.39%) Azure Developer
6 7 (17.07%) Agile .NET Developer
6 7 (17.07%) Agile Developer
6 7 (17.07%) Backend Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Lead C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.44%) React Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (90.24%) .NET
2 35 (85.37%) ASP.NET
3 34 (82.93%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (73.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 29 (70.73%) CSS
5 29 (70.73%) HTML
6 28 (68.29%) .NET Framework
7 25 (60.98%) Dapper ORM
7 25 (60.98%) Web Services
8 9 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (12.20%) REST
10 3 (7.32%) AngularJS
10 3 (7.32%) J2EE
10 3 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (7.32%) RESTful
10 3 (7.32%) Spring
10 3 (7.32%) Spring Boot
11 2 (4.88%) jQuery
11 2 (4.88%) React
12 1 (2.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (68.29%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (21.95%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (87.80%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (87.80%) TDD
2 35 (85.37%) MVC
3 31 (75.61%) Scrum
4 29 (70.73%) BDD
4 29 (70.73%) Kanban
5 28 (68.29%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (43.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (9.76%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (9.76%) Microservices
7 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (7.32%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) User Stories
10 1 (2.44%) MVVM
10 1 (2.44%) OWASP
10 1 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (87.80%) C#
2 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
3 17 (41.46%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle
1 1 (2.44%) Zend