The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Solvency II skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Solvency II over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Solvency II
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 - 111
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Solvency II 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.048% - 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.62% - 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £463 £465
% change year-on-year -6.48% -0.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Solvency II is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 162 309 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 7.84% 10.19% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 218 143
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

Solvency II
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Solvency II as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Solvency II in the West Midlands

Solvency II
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solvency II in the West Midlands

Solvency II
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 Solvency II within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - -
Solvency II
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Solvency II 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 Solvency II.

1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) MDX
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle 10gAS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) DHTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET

Solvency II
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 (33.33%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Finance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Finance Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) DHTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) MDX
1 1 (33.33%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware