Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 185 186
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1 +43
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 38 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.00% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 53 40
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £385 £333 £348
90th Percentile £575 £607 £601
Central London median daily rate £475 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.57% -7.20%
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 6,148 5,873 5,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.29% 88.88% 87.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,865 4,541 4,804
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £473
% change year-on-year - +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 55 44
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.54 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.96% +2.70% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.29 £13.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £31.20 £45.97
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.85 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -5.75% -4.76%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 21 (55.26%) User Stories
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (34.21%) Finance
4 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) Business Analysis
5 11 (28.95%) JIRA
6 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 10 (26.32%) Migration
7 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
7 8 (21.05%) Selenium
8 7 (18.42%) QA
8 7 (18.42%) Banking
8 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
8 7 (18.42%) Confluence
9 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
9 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (15.79%) SMS
9 6 (15.79%) HP
9 6 (15.79%) Logistics
10 5 (13.16%) TDD
10 5 (13.16%) Kanban
11 4 (10.53%) Degree
11 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 4 (10.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
11 4 (10.53%) SQL
11 4 (10.53%) .NET
11 4 (10.53%) Oracle
11 4 (10.53%) Java

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 7 (18.42%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SMS
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 11 (28.95%) JIRA
2 8 (21.05%) Selenium
3 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
4 4 (10.53%) JMeter
4 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
6 1 (2.63%) Appium
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.63%) NUnit
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.63%) TestNG
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Law
3 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
1 17 (44.74%) Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Performance Test Leader
2 4 (10.53%) Project Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Banking Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Product Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) E-Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) iOS SDK
3 1 (2.63%) OAuth
3 1 (2.63%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.63%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Fintech
3 2 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Home
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) User Stories
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Business Analysis
3 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Migration
4 10 (26.32%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 7 (18.42%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.79%) Logistics
7 6 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Kanban
8 5 (13.16%) TDD
9 4 (10.53%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Microservices
10 3 (7.89%) Software Delivery
10 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Java
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Python
3 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) ISO 20022
2 3 (7.89%) PSD2
3 1 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.63%) EMIR
3 1 (2.63%) MiFID
3 1 (2.63%) PMO
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 4 (10.53%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Guidewire
4 2 (5.26%) Informatica
4 2 (5.26%) Jitterbit
4 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) GoldenSource
5 1 (2.63%) Tableau