Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Operational Acceptance Criteria skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Operational Acceptance Criteria over the 6 months to 24 September 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.

Operational Acceptance Criteria
England > East of England
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 198 196
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +17
Contract jobs citing Operational Acceptance Criteria 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.12% 0.041% 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.049% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
East of England median daily rate £425 - £450
10th Percentile £384 - £425
90th Percentile £463 - £475
England median daily rate £450 £565 £413
% change year-on-year -20.35% +36.97% +21.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Operational 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 4,239 4,120 4,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.98% 85.04% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,452 2,391 2,354
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £246 £224
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 266 321
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.13% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%

Operational Acceptance Criteria
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Operational Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Operational Acceptance Criteria
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Operational Acceptance Criteria in the East of England

Operational 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 Operational Acceptance Criteria within the East of England region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Bedfordshire - 4 £416 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 £450 - 1
Operational Acceptance Criteria
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Operational 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 Operational Acceptance Criteria.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) Service Management
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) SCOM
6 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (16.67%) CAML
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
6 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
6 1 (16.67%) BCP
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
6 1 (16.67%) CSS

Operational 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Code
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Service Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Service Transition Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Transition Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Design Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) CAML
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Availability Management
4 1 (16.67%) BCP
4 1 (16.67%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (16.67%) Decision-Making
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (16.67%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) Server Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Design
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Nintex