Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 816 811 790
Rank change year-on-year -5 -21 +33
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 36 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.044% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 23
England median daily rate £425 £540 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.30% +13.68% +18.75%
10th Percentile £320 £263 £300
90th Percentile £775 £575 £620
UK median daily rate £425 £540 £475
% change year-on-year -21.30% +13.68% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
England median hourly rate £52.50 £27.11 £27.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.66% -1.95% +14.11%
10th Percentile £51.25 £25.67 £17.53
90th Percentile £53.75 £28.55 £28.98
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £27.11 £27.65
% change year-on-year +93.66% -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 9,694 11,729 10,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.64% 12.81% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,147 7,742 6,723
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £238
90th Percentile £625 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 302 358
England median hourly rate £20.68 £20.60 £23.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -10.77% -4.72%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.03 £10.79
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £47.33
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £20.80 £23.34
% change year-on-year -0.96% -10.88% -6.64%

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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 January 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 15 January 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 +13 23 £375 -16.67% 3
North of England - 10 £425 - 6
Yorkshire - 5 £425 - 2
North West - 5 - - 4
South East -1 3 £418 +85.56% 2
Actionable Recommendations
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 34 (94.44%) Actionable Insight
2 22 (61.11%) User Experience
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Analytics
4 15 (41.67%) Qualitative Research
4 15 (41.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 13 (36.11%) Collaborative Working
6 12 (33.33%) Quantitative Research
7 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
8 10 (27.78%) CRM
8 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 9 (25.00%) Axure RP
10 8 (22.22%) Service Design
10 8 (22.22%) Customer Insight
10 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
10 8 (22.22%) Finance
10 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (22.22%) Degree
11 7 (19.44%) Google
11 7 (19.44%) Marketing
11 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
11 7 (19.44%) Adobe
11 7 (19.44%) B2B
11 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (19.44%) Market Research
11 7 (19.44%) Ethnography
11 7 (19.44%) Heuristic Evaluation
11 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
11 7 (19.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud

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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 5 (13.89%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) InVision
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 5 (13.89%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (11.11%) Apigee
4 3 (8.33%) Google Analytics
5 2 (5.56%) AdWords
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Marketing
3 5 (13.89%) Law
4 4 (11.11%) Banking
5 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (2.78%) Electronics
7 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) User Experience Researcher
2 9 (25.00%) User Researcher
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Insight Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Data Insight Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Insight Data Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Senior User Experience Researcher
6 2 (5.56%) Analytics Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analytics Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analytics Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Business Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Customer Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) OAuth
1 4 (11.11%) OpenID
1 4 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) User Experience
2 11 (30.56%) Mobile App
3 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Actionable Insight
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (50.00%) Analytics
4 15 (41.67%) Qualitative Research
4 15 (41.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 13 (36.11%) Collaborative Working
6 12 (33.33%) Quantitative Research
7 10 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (27.78%) CRM
8 8 (22.22%) Customer Insight
8 8 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 8 (22.22%) Service Design
8 8 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (19.44%) B2B
9 7 (19.44%) Co-Design
9 7 (19.44%) Ethnography
9 7 (19.44%) Heuristic Evaluation
9 7 (19.44%) Market Research
9 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
9 7 (19.44%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) R
3 3 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) PSD2
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Adobe
2 7 (19.44%) Google
3 4 (11.11%) ForgeRock
3 4 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Alterian
4 1 (2.78%) Optimizely
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau