Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 27 October 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.

Actionable Recommendations
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 703 491 746
Rank change year-on-year -212 +255 +80
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 43 13 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.063% 0.047% 0.032%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.50% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 19
10th Percentile £425 £303 £405
25th Percentile £450 £503 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £539 £450
Median % change year-on-year -2.55% +19.72% +8.43%
75th Percentile £575 £570 £494
90th Percentile £638 £575 £545
UK median daily rate £535 £540 £450
% change year-on-year -1.02% +20.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £54.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £54.50 - -

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 8,638 3,259 8,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.66% 11.75% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,839 2,096 5,578
10th Percentile £263 £281 £250
25th Percentile £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £689 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 145 355
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.64 £10.99
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.99 £14.18
Median hourly rate £20.19 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.29% +9.76% -5.79%
75th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £56.50 £56.15
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.98% +4.88% -1.43%

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Actionable Recommendations as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

Actionable Recommendations
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Hourly rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in England

Actionable Recommendations
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations within the England region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
London -190 20 £535 +6.90% 8
North of England -68 13 £525 -2.78% 2
North East - 7 £450 - 1
North West -57 4 £550 - 1
Yorkshire -55 2 £600 +11.11%
Midlands - 2 £585 - 2
East of England - 2 - -
South East - 2 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £700 -
East Midlands - 1 £470 - 2
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 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 England region with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations.

1 41 (95.35%) Actionable Insight
2 23 (53.49%) User Research
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (41.86%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 14 (32.56%) Decision-Making
5 13 (30.23%) User Experience
6 11 (25.58%) Qualitative Research
7 10 (23.26%) Analytics
8 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (20.93%) Ethnography
8 9 (20.93%) Service Design
9 8 (18.60%) Public Sector
9 8 (18.60%) Data Science
9 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
9 8 (18.60%) Degree
9 8 (18.60%) Ergonomics
9 8 (18.60%) Human Factors
10 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
10 7 (16.28%) SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Accessibility
11 6 (13.95%) GAP Analysis
11 6 (13.95%) Psychology
11 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.63%) Quantitative Research
12 5 (11.63%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (9.30%) Presentation Skills
13 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
13 4 (9.30%) Guerrilla Testing
13 4 (9.30%) IT Strategy
13 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (2.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Sprinklr
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Power Platform
2 3 (6.98%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
3 2 (4.65%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Contentsquare
4 1 (2.33%) Siteimprove
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) 3GPP
1 2 (4.65%) 5G
1 2 (4.65%) LTE
1 2 (4.65%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.33%) 3G
2 1 (2.33%) 4G
2 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Power BI
2 3 (6.98%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.60%) Public Sector
2 8 (18.60%) Social Skills
3 5 (11.63%) Influencing Skills
4 4 (9.30%) Marketing
4 4 (9.30%) Presentation Skills
5 3 (6.98%) Finance
5 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.65%) Advertising
6 2 (4.65%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) User Researcher
2 6 (13.95%) Digital User Researcher
3 3 (6.98%) Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Data Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Data Scientist
4 2 (4.65%) Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Chief Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Data Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Developer
4 2 (4.65%) Head of Design
4 2 (4.65%) Head of User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Radio Specialist
4 2 (4.65%) Senior User Experience Researcher
4 2 (4.65%) Senior User Researcher
4 2 (4.65%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (2.33%) Data Insight Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Insight Data Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) Actionable Insight
2 23 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (53.49%) User Research
3 18 (41.86%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 14 (32.56%) Decision-Making
5 11 (25.58%) Qualitative Research
6 10 (23.26%) Analytics
7 9 (20.93%) Ethnography
7 9 (20.93%) Service Design
8 8 (18.60%) Data Science
8 8 (18.60%) Ergonomics
8 8 (18.60%) Human Factors
9 7 (16.28%) Visualisation
10 6 (13.95%) GAP Analysis
10 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
10 6 (13.95%) Psychology
11 5 (11.63%) Quantitative Research
12 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (9.30%) IT Strategy
12 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Python
2 3 (6.98%) R
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.65%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.33%) CISA
4 1 (2.33%) CISM
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) CRISC
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) GIAC
4 1 (2.33%) GSNA
4 1 (2.33%) IRCA
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (2.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
4 1 (2.33%) PCI QSA
4 1 (2.33%) SANS
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) Accessibility
2 2 (4.65%) GDPR
3 1 (2.33%) COBIT
3 1 (2.33%) COSO
3 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) GRC
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Endace
1 1 (2.33%) Grafana
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Adobe
1 3 (6.98%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (4.65%) Omniture
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.33%) Samsung
3 1 (2.33%) Splunk