Period
to 10 December 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 10 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.

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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 155 177
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 +7
Contract jobs citing WSO2 51 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.98% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 2.15% 1.63% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 16
West Midlands median daily rate £498 £575 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.48% +24.32% -
10th Percentile £402 £514 £353
90th Percentile £608 £620 £548
England median daily rate £525 £513 £463
% change year-on-year +2.44% +10.81% -19.57%
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 2,375 2,141 2,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.77% 44.02% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,291 1,508
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £225
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 92 84
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +11.74% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.78 £10.60
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 10 December 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 10 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
Shropshire -32 49 £498 -13.48% 3
Birmingham - 2 £610 - 1
WSO2
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 49 (96.08%) Java
2 48 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (86.27%) Microservices
4 43 (84.31%) DevOps
5 41 (80.39%) JSON
6 36 (70.59%) Spring
6 36 (70.59%) REST
6 36 (70.59%) Spring Boot
7 33 (64.71%) Docker
7 33 (64.71%) TDD
8 32 (62.75%) Apache Camel
9 30 (58.82%) Git (software)
10 25 (49.02%) Test Strategy
11 21 (41.18%) Process Improvement
12 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
12 18 (35.29%) SonarQube
12 18 (35.29%) Swagger
12 18 (35.29%) WireMock
13 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
14 14 (27.45%) Mockito
15 11 (21.57%) API Design
15 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
15 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
15 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (21.57%) Middleware
16 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
17 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
18 8 (15.69%) XML
18 8 (15.69%) MuleSoft

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 3 (5.88%) JBoss
1 3 (5.88%) Mule
1 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.96%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) IaaS
1 3 (5.88%) PaaS
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) HTTP
1 3 (5.88%) SSL
1 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 3 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (58.82%) Git (software)
2 18 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 18 (35.29%) SonarQube
3 14 (27.45%) Mockito
4 11 (21.57%) SoapUI
5 10 (19.61%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.88%) Maven
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Java Developer
3 13 (25.49%) Agile Developer
3 13 (25.49%) Agile Java Developer
4 10 (19.61%) Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Developer in Test
5 8 (15.69%) Java Middleware Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Middleware Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Senior Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Software Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Senior Agile Developer
6 7 (13.73%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (11.76%) Software Architect
8 5 (9.80%) Agile Product Owner
8 5 (9.80%) Java Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) Product Owner
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Agile Java Developer
8 5 (9.80%) Senior Product Owner
8 5 (9.80%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (80.39%) JSON
2 36 (70.59%) REST
2 36 (70.59%) Spring
2 36 (70.59%) Spring Boot
3 32 (62.75%) Apache Camel
4 18 (35.29%) Swagger
4 18 (35.29%) WireMock
5 11 (21.57%) Middleware
6 8 (15.69%) XML
7 7 (13.73%) Hystrix
7 7 (13.73%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (9.80%) Zuul
9 3 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (5.88%) Java EE
9 3 (5.88%) Java SE
9 3 (5.88%) JSON Schema
9 3 (5.88%) OAuth
9 3 (5.88%) SOAP
9 3 (5.88%) WSDL
9 3 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) AIX
1 3 (5.88%) HPUX
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
1 3 (5.88%) Solaris
1 3 (5.88%) Unix
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (94.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (86.27%) Microservices
3 43 (84.31%) DevOps
4 33 (64.71%) TDD
5 25 (49.02%) Test Strategy
6 21 (41.18%) Process Improvement
7 15 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 11 (21.57%) API Design
8 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (21.57%) Mentoring
8 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (17.65%) Software Engineering
10 8 (15.69%) API Development
11 7 (13.73%) Software Architecture
12 3 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
12 3 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
13 1 (1.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 1 (1.96%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 49 (96.08%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) Groovy
2 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) XPath
3 1 (1.96%) Java 8
System Software
1 33 (64.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) MuleSoft
2 1 (1.96%) HP