Period
to 14 December 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 14 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.

SOLID Principles
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 134 153
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing SOLID 49 49 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.00% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.19% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 39 40
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £361 £349 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £475
England median daily rate £488 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -52.22% +5.88% -2.86%

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 4,512 4,101 4,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.72% 84.00% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,637 2,985
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £239 £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 149 140 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.75% +43.20% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.74 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.06
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 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 14 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
Coventry -14 29 £500 +17.65% 2
Shropshire - 10 £360 -
Birmingham -2 4 £488 +14.71% 4
SOLID
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 48 (97.96%) C#
1 48 (97.96%) TDD
2 45 (91.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (81.63%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (79.59%) MVC
5 38 (77.55%) .NET
6 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (69.39%) JavaScript
8 33 (67.35%) HTML
8 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
8 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
8 33 (67.35%) CSS
8 33 (67.35%) Web Services
8 33 (67.35%) Scrum
9 28 (57.14%) Git (software)
9 28 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET Web API
11 26 (53.06%) BDD
12 24 (48.98%) .NET Framework
13 23 (46.94%) Kanban
14 22 (44.90%) Dapper ORM
15 19 (38.78%) Technical Leadership
16 18 (36.73%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
18 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio Team System
19 13 (26.53%) OO
20 11 (22.45%) SQL
20 11 (22.45%) jQuery
20 11 (22.45%) JSON
20 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Software

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 (4.08%) CMS
1 2 (4.08%) EPiServer
1 2 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (91.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (18.37%) SaaS
4 3 (6.12%) Serverless
5 2 (4.08%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.04%) Force.com
6 1 (2.04%) PaaS
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (67.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.33%) MySQL
2 8 (16.33%) SQLite
3 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (36.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (30.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 10 (20.41%) JIRA
4 10 (20.41%) Xcode
5 8 (16.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.12%) Selenium
8 1 (2.04%) Grunt
8 1 (2.04%) gulp
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (95.92%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 11 (22.45%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Agile .NET Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Agile Developer
4 10 (20.41%) Lead Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Applications Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 9 (18.37%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Azure Developer
6 7 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (12.24%) Lead .NET Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Agile C# Developer
8 5 (10.20%) Backend Developer
9 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Integration Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Architect
10 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
10 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (77.55%) .NET
2 33 (67.35%) ASP.NET
2 33 (67.35%) CSS
2 33 (67.35%) HTML
2 33 (67.35%) Web Services
3 28 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (55.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (48.98%) .NET Framework
6 22 (44.90%) Dapper ORM
7 11 (22.45%) jQuery
7 11 (22.45%) JSON
8 10 (20.41%) CSS3
8 10 (20.41%) HTML5
8 10 (20.41%) iOS SDK
8 10 (20.41%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (20.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (20.41%) Zurb Foundation
9 8 (16.33%) Android SDK
9 8 (16.33%) J2EE
9 8 (16.33%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (20.41%) Mobile App
2 10 (20.41%) Public Cloud
3 9 (18.37%) iPhone
3 9 (18.37%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Android
1 10 (20.41%) Apple iOS
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) TDD
2 40 (81.63%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (79.59%) MVC
4 35 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (67.35%) Scrum
6 26 (53.06%) BDD
7 23 (46.94%) Kanban
8 19 (38.78%) Technical Leadership
9 13 (26.53%) OO
10 10 (20.41%) Mobile Development
10 10 (20.41%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (20.41%) Web Design
11 9 (18.37%) MVVM
11 9 (18.37%) SDLC
11 9 (18.37%) Test Automation
11 9 (18.37%) UX Design
12 8 (16.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 8 (16.33%) Functional Testing
13 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 6 (12.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 48 (97.96%) C#
2 34 (69.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (22.45%) SQL
4 10 (20.41%) Apple Swift
4 10 (20.41%) Objective-C
5 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.04%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) Twitter
2 10 (20.41%) Xamarin
3 9 (18.37%) Apple
3 9 (18.37%) Atlassian
4 4 (8.16%) Hitachi
5 2 (4.08%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com