Period
to 27 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 27 January 2021 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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 139 140
Rank change year-on-year +66 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Acceptance Criteria 22 23 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.50% 0.65% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.78% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 22
Median daily rate £500 £450 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -0.55% +4.02%
10th Percentile £398 £306 £311
90th Percentile £675 £636 £586
England median daily rate £481 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +4.05% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £24.00 £53.74 £42.13
% change year-on-year -55.34% +27.56% +27.67%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,213 2,960 3,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.63% 83.15% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 1,791 2,247
Median daily rate £425 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.03% +5.29%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £250
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 194 174
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.90 £17.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.53% -0.47% -34.60%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.85 £50.50
Median hourly rate £26.65 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -6.82% -

Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Acceptance Criteria as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Acceptance Criteria in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Acceptance Criteria
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2021. 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
Essex +14 12 £448 -21.83%
Hertfordshire +41 6 £550 +15.79% 2
Cambridgeshire +38 2 £538 +19.44%
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 -
Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Acceptance Criteria.

1 16 (72.73%) User Stories
2 10 (45.45%) E-Commerce
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (31.82%) SAP
5 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (27.27%) JIRA
6 5 (22.73%) Retail
6 5 (22.73%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (22.73%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (18.18%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (18.18%) Magento
7 4 (18.18%) Confluence
7 4 (18.18%) Xerox
7 4 (18.18%) IBM Domino
7 4 (18.18%) Time Management
7 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
8 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
8 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (9.09%) Sequence Diagram
9 2 (9.09%) DevOps
9 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Project Delivery

Acceptance Criteria
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (18.18%) Confluence
1 4 (18.18%) IBM Domino
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) Open Workbench
2 1 (4.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (4.55%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Radio
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) MagicDraw
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Functional Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Product Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Product Owner
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Analytics Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Product Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Product Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) LIMS
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) User Stories
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) E-Commerce
3 8 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (22.73%) Commercial Awareness
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 4 (18.18%) Workshop Facilitation
6 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
7 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
7 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) Product Management
7 2 (9.09%) Project Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (9.09%) Sequence Diagram
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) SAP
2 5 (22.73%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (18.18%) Xerox
4 3 (13.64%) Atlassian
5 2 (9.09%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Tealium