Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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.

Actionable Recommendations
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 807 831
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 +15
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 49 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.054% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.44% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 12
England median daily rate £415 £480 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.54% +23.87% -3.13%
10th Percentile £315 £206 £219
90th Percentile £745 £574 £521
UK median daily rate £425 £480 £388
% change year-on-year -11.46% +23.87% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +96.97% -0.47%
10th Percentile £51.25 £30.72 £17.07
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £47.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.53% +96.97% -0.47%

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 10,164 11,174 11,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.78% 12.25% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,513 7,408 7,265
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 318 406
England median hourly rate £22.30 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.56 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.36 £47.68 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +4.41%

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in England

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in England

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 16 October 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
London +1 39 £400 -11.11% 2
North of England - 7 £425 -
North West - 5 - -
South East -7 3 £418 +96.47% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 49 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 30 (61.22%) User Experience
3 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.82%) Analytics
5 16 (32.65%) Qualitative Research
5 16 (32.65%) Finance
5 16 (32.65%) Quantitative Research
6 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 12 (24.49%) Customer Insight
7 12 (24.49%) Usability Testing
7 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
8 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (22.45%) B2B
8 11 (22.45%) Ethnography
8 11 (22.45%) Guerrilla Testing
8 11 (22.45%) Guerrilla Research
8 11 (22.45%) Diary Studies
9 10 (20.41%) Strategic Thinking
9 10 (20.41%) Mobile App
9 10 (20.41%) Google
10 9 (18.37%) Banking
10 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (18.37%) IBM
10 9 (18.37%) SAML
10 9 (18.37%) ForgeRock
10 9 (18.37%) OpenAM
10 9 (18.37%) DevOps
10 9 (18.37%) OAuth
10 9 (18.37%) OWASP
10 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS

Actionable Recommendations
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 5 (10.20%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) InVision
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Business One
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.20%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) Power BI
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 9 (18.37%) Banking
3 8 (16.33%) Marketing
4 5 (10.20%) Law
5 3 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (6.12%) Retail
6 1 (2.04%) Electronics
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) User Experience Researcher
2 13 (26.53%) Senior User Experience Researcher
3 9 (18.37%) Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Security Architect
4 8 (16.33%) User Researcher
5 5 (10.20%) Identity Management Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Analytics Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analytics Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Business Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Transition Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Data Insight Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Email Executive
8 1 (2.04%) Insight Data Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) SOX Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) OAuth
1 9 (18.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (61.22%) User Experience
2 10 (20.41%) Mobile App
3 9 (18.37%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (40.82%) Analytics
4 16 (32.65%) Qualitative Research
4 16 (32.65%) Quantitative Research
5 12 (24.49%) Customer Insight
5 12 (24.49%) E-Commerce
5 12 (24.49%) Usability Testing
6 11 (22.45%) B2B
6 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (22.45%) Diary Studies
6 11 (22.45%) Ethnography
6 11 (22.45%) Guerrilla Research
6 11 (22.45%) Guerrilla Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Strategic Thinking
8 9 (18.37%) DevOps
8 9 (18.37%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (18.37%) OWASP
8 9 (18.37%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) R
3 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) PSD2
2 5 (10.20%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) GDPR
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.41%) Google
3 9 (18.37%) Apigee
3 9 (18.37%) ForgeRock
3 9 (18.37%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau