Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 August 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 217 183
Rank change year-on-year +65 -34 +11
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 86 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.35% 0.54% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.62% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 29 53
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -3.41%
10th Percentile £425 £390 £333
90th Percentile £648 £575 £607
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London 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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,749 6,147 5,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.15% 87.81% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,467 4,869 4,590
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 106 57
City of London median hourly rate £20.92 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -8.78% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.28 £13.31
90th Percentile £56.50 £28.55 £31.05
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +12.30% - -4.10%

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the City of London

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the City of London

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the City of London

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the City of London

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Acceptance Criteria within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
London Bridge - 1 £450 -
Acceptance Criteria
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 72 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) User Stories
3 37 (43.02%) Scrum
4 29 (33.72%) BDD
4 29 (33.72%) DevOps
5 23 (26.74%) TDD
6 21 (24.42%) CRM
7 20 (23.26%) Microservices
8 19 (22.09%) Finance
9 17 (19.77%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (19.77%) AWS
10 16 (18.60%) Node.js
10 16 (18.60%) Pair Programming
11 15 (17.44%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
11 15 (17.44%) RESTful
11 15 (17.44%) JIRA
12 14 (16.28%) Azure
13 13 (15.12%) REST
13 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (15.12%) Java
13 13 (15.12%) SOLID
13 13 (15.12%) The Twelve-Factor App
14 12 (13.95%) SDLC
14 12 (13.95%) Kanban
15 11 (12.79%) SQL
15 11 (12.79%) Banking
15 11 (12.79%) User Experience
16 9 (10.47%) Confluence
16 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (10.47%) Confluence
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.16%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.16%) JBoss
3 1 (1.16%) Mule
3 1 (1.16%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.33%) Sketch
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.77%) AWS
2 14 (16.28%) Azure
3 7 (8.14%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) AWS Fargate
5 2 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.16%) GitHub
6 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) Intranet
1 1 (1.16%) LAN
1 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) Power BI
2 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.16%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) JIRA
2 6 (6.98%) Selenium
3 4 (4.65%) JUnit
3 4 (4.65%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.49%) Mockito
4 3 (3.49%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.33%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.16%) Appium
6 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (1.16%) Mocha
6 1 (1.16%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.16%) TestNG
6 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 11 (12.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Public Sector
4 5 (5.81%) Marketing
5 3 (3.49%) Games
5 3 (3.49%) Legal
5 3 (3.49%) Retail
6 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Back Office
7 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.16%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Law
7 1 (1.16%) Police
Job Titles
1 27 (31.40%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Developer
3 19 (22.09%) Business Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Salesforce Developer
5 9 (10.47%) Technical Business Analyst
6 8 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.65%) Automation Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Designer
8 4 (4.65%) Product Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.65%) ServiceNow Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.65%) Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Digital Product Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Product Owner
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) Node.js
2 15 (17.44%) RESTful
3 13 (15.12%) REST
4 9 (10.47%) Web Services
5 5 (5.81%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.49%) .NET
7 3 (3.49%) JSON
8 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.33%) HTML
8 2 (2.33%) HTML5
8 2 (2.33%) SOAP
9 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.16%) CSS
9 1 (1.16%) CSS3
9 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.16%) Sass
9 1 (1.16%) Spring
9 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.79%) User Experience
2 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Equities
3 4 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.49%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.33%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Derivative
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.16%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.16%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Linux
2 2 (2.33%) Unix
3 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (83.72%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) User Stories
3 37 (43.02%) Scrum
4 29 (33.72%) BDD
4 29 (33.72%) DevOps
5 23 (26.74%) TDD
6 21 (24.42%) CRM
7 20 (23.26%) Microservices
8 16 (18.60%) Pair Programming
9 15 (17.44%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
10 13 (15.12%) SOLID
10 13 (15.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (15.12%) The Twelve-Factor App
11 12 (13.95%) Kanban
11 12 (13.95%) SDLC
12 9 (10.47%) Business Analysis
12 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (9.30%) Software Engineering
13 8 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) Java
2 11 (12.79%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) Apex Code
3 8 (9.30%) C#
3 8 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.14%) Java 8
5 4 (4.65%) Scala
6 3 (3.49%) Python
7 2 (2.33%) C
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) Groovy
8 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) CISSP
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) CISM
4 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) ITGC
3 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Docker
2 2 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.33%) Terraform
3 1 (1.16%) Ansible
3 1 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.65%) Marketo
3 4 (4.65%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.49%) Adobe
4 3 (3.49%) IBM
5 2 (2.33%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) iManage
5 2 (2.33%) Pardot
6 1 (1.16%) Cadence
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) hybris
6 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft