Period
to 9 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 9 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.

Acceptance Criteria
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 61 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +13
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.37% 0.57% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.66% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Cambridge median daily rate £475 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% - -
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £329 -
% change year-on-year +44.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -

Acceptance Criteria 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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 641 603 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 88.05% 86.51% 84.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 342 266
Cambridge median daily rate £430 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -1.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £284 £251 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 78 64
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -2.91%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.09 £12.53
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £47.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £27.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -30.63% +6.67% +117.39%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in Cambridge

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) User Stories
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (60.00%) Service Design
2 6 (60.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 4 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (40.00%) MuleSoft
3 4 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (40.00%) Marketo
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) Marketing Automation
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Marketing
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Mule
4 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (20.00%) Confluence
5 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) Process Improvement

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (30.00%) Mule
2 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Primavera
2 2 (20.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Manager
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) ERP Manager
2 2 (20.00%) ERP Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Transition Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Transition Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Architect
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) CRM
2 6 (60.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 6 (60.00%) Service Design
2 6 (60.00%) User Stories
3 4 (40.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (40.00%) Marketing Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
1 4 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Marketo
2 4 (40.00%) MuleSoft
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow