Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 802 857
Rank change year-on-year -18 +55 -6
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 40 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.037% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.32% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 11
England median daily rate £425 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +7.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £315 £200 £213
90th Percentile £738 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £375
% change year-on-year +5.59% +7.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +107.34% -
10th Percentile £51.25 £44.00 £17.07
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.83
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +5.00% +107.34% -

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 10,914 10,384 11,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.68% 11.78% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,988 6,778 7,309
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £230
90th Percentile £648 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 319 390
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -11.11% +6.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.65 £49.00 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations in England over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in England

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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

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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 15 August 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 -10 35 £413 -8.33% 2
South East -24 4 £425 +100.00%
North of England -23 1 £425 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 40 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) User Experience
4 20 (50.00%) Analytics
5 16 (40.00%) Finance
6 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
6 13 (32.50%) Customer Insight
6 13 (32.50%) Usability Testing
7 12 (30.00%) Qualitative Research
7 12 (30.00%) B2B
7 12 (30.00%) Quantitative Research
8 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.00%) Google
9 8 (20.00%) Marketing
10 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Banking
10 7 (17.50%) IBM
10 7 (17.50%) SAML
10 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
10 7 (17.50%) OAuth
10 7 (17.50%) OWASP
10 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
10 7 (17.50%) ForgeRock
10 7 (17.50%) OpenAM
10 7 (17.50%) DevOps
10 7 (17.50%) Apigee
10 7 (17.50%) Ethnography

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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:

Applications
1 2 (5.00%) InVision
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) Power BI
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Marketing
3 7 (17.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Electronics
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) User Experience Researcher
2 10 (25.00%) Senior User Experience Researcher
3 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Identity Management Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analytics Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Business Analytics Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Business Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Digital Designer
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Transition Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Transition Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) User Researcher
7 2 (5.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) OAuth
1 7 (17.50%) SAML
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) User Experience
2 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
3 7 (17.50%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) Analytics
4 13 (32.50%) Customer Insight
4 13 (32.50%) E-Commerce
4 13 (32.50%) Usability Testing
5 12 (30.00%) B2B
5 12 (30.00%) Qualitative Research
5 12 (30.00%) Quantitative Research
6 7 (17.50%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (17.50%) DevOps
6 7 (17.50%) Diary Studies
6 7 (17.50%) Ethnography
6 7 (17.50%) Guerrilla Research
6 7 (17.50%) Guerrilla Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (17.50%) OWASP
6 7 (17.50%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Security Architecture
6 7 (17.50%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.00%) R
3 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) PSD2
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Google
3 7 (17.50%) Apigee
3 7 (17.50%) ForgeRock
3 7 (17.50%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Optimizely
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.50%) Tableau