Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 772 811
Rank change year-on-year -50 +39 +14
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 33 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.045% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.27% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 21
England median daily rate £540 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.68% +26.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £356 £300 £263
90th Percentile £581 £584 £488
UK median daily rate £540 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +13.68% +26.67% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
England median hourly rate £27.11 £27.65 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.95% +14.11% -
UK median hourly rate £27.11 £27.65 £24.23
% change year-on-year -1.95% +14.11% -

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 12,043 10,288 11,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.92% 11.65% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,922 6,771 7,401
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 360 407
England median hourly rate £21.11 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% -14.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.99 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.80 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.35% -14.00% +19.05%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
East Midlands - 18 £540 -
Midlands - 18 £540 -
London -46 14 £438 +9.38% 1
East of England - 1 £450 - 1
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 18 (54.55%) Risk Management
1 18 (54.55%) Computer Science
1 18 (54.55%) Degree
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (51.52%) DevOps
2 17 (51.52%) HIPAA
2 17 (51.52%) Information Security
2 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
2 17 (51.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) Actionable Insight
4 13 (39.39%) Life Science
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.18%) User Experience
6 6 (18.18%) Guerrilla Research
6 6 (18.18%) Project Management
7 5 (15.15%) MVS
7 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
7 5 (15.15%) SaaS
7 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (15.15%) Qualitative Research
7 5 (15.15%) Ethnography
8 4 (12.12%) Migration
8 4 (12.12%) Refactoring
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
9 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (9.09%) PaaS

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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 (3.03%) SAS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) UserZoom
2 1 (3.03%) InVision
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) SaaS
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
3 3 (9.09%) PaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Axure RP
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Architect
1 18 (54.55%) Azure Architect
2 15 (45.45%) Senior Architect
3 7 (21.21%) User Researcher
4 6 (18.18%) User Experience Researcher
5 4 (12.12%) Senior User Researcher
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Transformation Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Business Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Business Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Business Transformation Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Customer Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Digital UX Designer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Planning Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.03%) UX Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Web Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Web Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Computer Science
2 13 (39.39%) Life Science
3 6 (18.18%) User Experience
4 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Linux
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Risk Management
2 17 (51.52%) Configuration Management
2 17 (51.52%) DevOps
2 17 (51.52%) Information Security
3 15 (45.45%) Actionable Insight
4 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Guerrilla Research
5 6 (18.18%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Ethnography
6 5 (15.15%) Qualitative Research
6 5 (15.15%) Usability Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Refactoring
8 3 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.09%) IT Strategy
8 3 (9.09%) Quantitative Research
9 2 (6.06%) Analytics
9 2 (6.06%) Contract Management
9 2 (6.06%) Guerrilla Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) HIPAA
1 17 (51.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
1 18 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Adobe
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (6.06%) SAP