Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 192 186
Rank change year-on-year -32 -6 +35
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 38 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 47
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £395 £316 £333
90th Percentile £580 £623 £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £445
% change year-on-year +8.57% -1.69% -1.11%
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 6,063 6,117 5,872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.49% 89.23% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,828 4,819 4,714
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 55 52
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.23 £31.20 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 18 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 14 (36.84%) User Stories
3 14 (36.84%) JIRA
4 13 (34.21%) Scrum
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 10 (26.32%) Selenium
7 8 (21.05%) QA
7 8 (21.05%) Kanban
7 8 (21.05%) Confluence
7 8 (21.05%) BDD
8 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
8 7 (18.42%) Finance
9 6 (15.79%) Migration
9 6 (15.79%) C#
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
9 6 (15.79%) Degree
9 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
9 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (15.79%) SDLC
9 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (13.16%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
10 5 (13.16%) Logistics

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 8 (21.05%) Confluence
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SMS
2 2 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (2.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) JIRA
2 10 (26.32%) Selenium
3 7 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 6 (15.79%) SpecFlow
5 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
6 4 (10.53%) JMeter
6 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
7 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
7 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 3 (7.89%) NUnit
7 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
8 2 (5.26%) JUnit
8 2 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (5.26%) Moq
8 2 (5.26%) Spock
8 2 (5.26%) webpack
9 1 (2.63%) CocoaPods
9 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) French Language
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Product Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Project Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.53%) CSS
2 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 4 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (5.26%) iOS SDK
3 2 (5.26%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (2.63%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) AVFoundation
4 1 (2.63%) Core Data
4 1 (2.63%) JSON
4 1 (2.63%) Velocity
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (15.79%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Apple TV
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.63%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.63%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 14 (36.84%) User Stories
4 13 (34.21%) Scrum
5 11 (28.95%) TDD
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) SDLC
8 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
8 5 (13.16%) Business Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Logistics
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) TypeScript
4 2 (5.26%) Groovy
4 2 (5.26%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) CISA
3 2 (5.26%) CISM
3 2 (5.26%) CISSP
3 2 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) HIPAA
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.63%) EMIR
3 1 (2.63%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (10.53%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.63%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Tableau