Period
to 9 December 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 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 199 200
Rank change year-on-year -18 +1 +12
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 43 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.87% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 35
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £315 £354 £351
90th Percentile £575 £633 £533
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -2.70%
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 6,196 6,401 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.38% 89.59% 88.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,905 5,104 4,617
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% +1.06%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -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 9 December 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 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 City of London region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (53.49%) User Stories
3 16 (37.21%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.26%) BDD
5 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 10 (23.26%) JIRA
6 8 (18.60%) Selenium
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) TDD
6 8 (18.60%) User Experience
6 8 (18.60%) SDLC
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.95%) C#
8 6 (13.95%) Java
8 6 (13.95%) .NET
8 6 (13.95%) Degree
8 6 (13.95%) QA
8 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
8 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
8 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
9 5 (11.63%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) ISEB
9 5 (11.63%) OO
9 5 (11.63%) Migration

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 4 (9.30%) Confluence
2 2 (4.65%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (4.65%) AWS Fargate
4 1 (2.33%) BrowserStack
4 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Network Security
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JIRA
2 8 (18.60%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.95%) SpecFlow
4 4 (9.30%) Jasmine
5 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.98%) NUnit
5 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.65%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (4.65%) Mocha
6 2 (4.65%) Moq
6 2 (4.65%) Spock
6 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.65%) webpack
7 1 (2.33%) CircleCI
7 1 (2.33%) CocoaPods
7 1 (2.33%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) French Language
4 1 (2.33%) German Language
4 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
2 12 (27.91%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Product Owner
5 4 (9.30%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Product Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Business IT Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Agile Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
2 4 (9.30%) CSS
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) JSON
2 4 (9.30%) REST
2 4 (9.30%) RESTful
3 3 (6.98%) SOAP
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
4 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) Chai
4 2 (4.65%) Entity Framework
4 2 (4.65%) HTML5
4 2 (4.65%) Jest
4 2 (4.65%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (4.65%) SailPoint
4 2 (4.65%) XML
5 1 (2.33%) Core Data
5 1 (2.33%) RxCocoa
5 1 (2.33%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) User Experience
2 6 (13.95%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Learning Management System
4 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.65%) Fintech
6 1 (2.33%) Apple TV
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.33%) iPad
6 1 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (2.33%) Reinsurance
6 1 (2.33%) Robotics
6 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.33%) Smart Home
6 1 (2.33%) Video on Demand
6 1 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.33%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (53.49%) User Stories
3 16 (37.21%) Scrum
4 12 (27.91%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.26%) BDD
6 8 (18.60%) Kanban
6 8 (18.60%) SDLC
6 8 (18.60%) TDD
7 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
7 5 (11.63%) Business Analysis
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) OO
7 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.30%) API Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Epics
8 4 (9.30%) Information Security
8 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.98%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 3 (6.98%) Business Process Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.95%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.65%) Groovy
5 2 (4.65%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
3 2 (4.65%) CISA
3 2 (4.65%) CISM
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
3 2 (4.65%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) GDPR
2 2 (4.65%) HIPAA
2 2 (4.65%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (4.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.33%) MiFID
3 1 (2.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (2.33%) Adobe
1 1 (2.33%) Apple
1 1 (2.33%) hybris
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle
1 1 (2.33%) Tableau