Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 777 820 800
Rank change year-on-year +43 -20 +78
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 37 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.034% 0.036%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 21
England median daily rate £450 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.26% -6.53%
10th Percentile £413 £315 £200
90th Percentile £488 £738 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £351
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.26% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK median hourly rate - - £50.00

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 8,778 11,014 10,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.59% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,501 7,058 6,732
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 356 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -14.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -9.09%

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 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +44 25 £450 +9.09% 1
North of England - 9 £450 - 2
North West - 6 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 1
South East +21 2 £450 +5.88%
East of England - 1 £500 -
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 37 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (59.46%) User Experience
4 20 (54.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 18 (48.65%) Qualitative Research
6 15 (40.54%) Usability Testing
7 14 (37.84%) Quantitative Research
8 12 (32.43%) Service Design
8 12 (32.43%) Heuristic Evaluation
9 11 (29.73%) Finance
10 10 (27.03%) Analytics
11 9 (24.32%) Axure RP
11 9 (24.32%) Mobile App
11 9 (24.32%) Ethnography
11 9 (24.32%) B2B
12 8 (21.62%) Adobe
12 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
12 8 (21.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 8 (21.62%) Customer Insight
12 8 (21.62%) InVision
12 8 (21.62%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (21.62%) Co-Design
12 8 (21.62%) Sketch
13 7 (18.92%) Degree
14 6 (16.22%) Psychology
14 6 (16.22%) Workflow
14 6 (16.22%) Cognitive Psychology
14 6 (16.22%) Qualitative Analysis
15 5 (13.51%) User Stories
15 5 (13.51%) GAP Analysis

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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 8 (21.62%) InVision
1 8 (21.62%) Sketch
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
1 1 (2.70%) HSRP
1 1 (2.70%) LAN
1 1 (2.70%) Multicast
1 1 (2.70%) OSPF
1 1 (2.70%) RIP
1 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) User Researcher
2 12 (32.43%) User Experience Researcher
3 3 (8.11%) Senior User Researcher
4 2 (5.41%) Business Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Banking Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Business Analysis Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Digital User Researcher
5 1 (2.70%) Insight Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
5 1 (2.70%) Security Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Senior User Experience Researcher
5 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (59.46%) User Experience
2 9 (24.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Android
1 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 28 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (54.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 18 (48.65%) Qualitative Research
5 15 (40.54%) Usability Testing
6 14 (37.84%) Quantitative Research
7 12 (32.43%) Heuristic Evaluation
7 12 (32.43%) Service Design
8 10 (27.03%) Analytics
9 9 (24.32%) B2B
9 9 (24.32%) Ethnography
10 8 (21.62%) Co-Design
10 8 (21.62%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (21.62%) Customer Insight
10 8 (21.62%) E-Commerce
11 6 (16.22%) Cognitive Psychology
11 6 (16.22%) Psychology
11 6 (16.22%) Qualitative Analysis
11 6 (16.22%) Workflow
12 5 (13.51%) Ergonomics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) CREST Certified
2 1 (2.70%) OSCE
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PSD2
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SEPA
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Adobe
2 1 (2.70%) Apple
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco
2 1 (2.70%) Google
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Qualtrics
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.70%) SAP
2 1 (2.70%) Tableau