Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for knowledge and experience of WSO2 products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WSO2 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within WSO2.

WSO2
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 125 157
Rank change year-on-year -45 +32 +21
Contract jobs citing WSO2 29 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 2.62% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 23
West Midlands median daily rate £498 £550 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £465 £464 £353
90th Percentile £608 £590 £493
England median daily rate £525 £525 £440
% change year-on-year - +19.32% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

WSO2 is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,361 1,981 2,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.46% 44.74% 47.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,338 1,170 1,620
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £232 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £572 £531
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 97 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +17.18% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £27.13 £48.50 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

WSO2
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WSO2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for WSO2 in the West Midlands

WSO2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WSO2 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WSO2 in the West Midlands

WSO2
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WSO2 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WSO2 in the West Midlands

WSO2
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 WSO2 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
Shropshire -47 27 £498 -9.55% 3
Birmingham - 2 - -
WSO2
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WSO2 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 WSO2.

1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (82.76%) DevOps
4 23 (79.31%) Microservices
5 19 (65.52%) JSON
6 17 (58.62%) REST
7 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
7 15 (51.72%) Spring Boot
7 15 (51.72%) Spring
8 13 (44.83%) Middleware
8 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (41.38%) Docker
9 12 (41.38%) TDD
10 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
10 11 (37.93%) Apache Camel
10 11 (37.93%) API Design
11 10 (34.48%) MuleSoft
12 9 (31.03%) WireMock
12 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
12 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
12 9 (31.03%) Swagger
12 9 (31.03%) SonarQube
13 8 (27.59%) API Development
13 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
13 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
13 8 (27.59%) Mockito
14 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
14 7 (24.14%) XML
14 7 (24.14%) Linux
15 6 (20.69%) SoapUI

WSO2
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 5 (17.24%) JBoss
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Mule
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) GlassFish
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) IaaS
1 3 (10.34%) PaaS
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SSL
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) NoSQL
2 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) Couchbase
3 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
2 9 (31.03%) SonarQube
3 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (27.59%) Mockito
4 6 (20.69%) SoapUI
5 5 (17.24%) Maven
6 4 (13.79%) Subversion
7 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
7 2 (6.90%) JIRA
7 2 (6.90%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 13 (44.83%) Java Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Java Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Java Middleware Developer
3 10 (34.48%) Middleware Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Developer in Test
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Agile Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Java Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Product Owner
7 2 (6.90%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Product Owner
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Software Architect
7 2 (6.90%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) JSON
2 17 (58.62%) REST
3 15 (51.72%) Spring
3 15 (51.72%) Spring Boot
4 13 (44.83%) Middleware
5 11 (37.93%) Apache Camel
6 9 (31.03%) Swagger
6 9 (31.03%) WireMock
7 7 (24.14%) XML
8 5 (17.24%) SOAP
9 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (10.34%) Hystrix
9 3 (10.34%) Java EE
9 3 (10.34%) Java SE
9 3 (10.34%) JSON Schema
9 3 (10.34%) OAuth
9 3 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (10.34%) Web Services
9 3 (10.34%) WSDL
9 3 (10.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) AIX
3 3 (10.34%) HPUX
3 3 (10.34%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
4 2 (6.90%) Debian
4 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (82.76%) DevOps
3 23 (79.31%) Microservices
4 13 (44.83%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
6 11 (37.93%) API Design
6 11 (37.93%) Mentoring
7 9 (31.03%) Test Automation
8 8 (27.59%) API Development
8 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
9 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
10 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (17.24%) Continuous Deployment
12 4 (13.79%) Scrum
13 3 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
13 3 (10.34%) Software Architecture
13 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
14 2 (6.90%) Cloud Operations
14 2 (6.90%) High Availability
14 2 (6.90%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) Groovy
2 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) XPath
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) Java 8
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) NFS
2 2 (6.90%) Samba
2 2 (6.90%) Squid
2 2 (6.90%) Varnish
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) HAProxy
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
3 2 (6.90%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) MuleSoft
2 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.90%) Splunk
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) HP