Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Customer Requirements
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 368 295
Rank change year-on-year +22 -73 -23
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 691 590 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.67% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.78% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 313 512
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £270 £252 £275
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 45
England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -52.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.49 £8.42 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.35 £55.56
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -46.67% -

Customer Requirements is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80,892 75,217 85,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,797 49,549 57,201
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,242 1,939 2,035
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +3.09% +12.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.75 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in England

Customer Requirements
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 Customer Requirements within the England region over the 6 months to 22 July 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 -24 194 £485 +7.78% 68
South East -16 184 £425 +19.72% 79
Midlands +36 98 £375 +3.81% 51
East of England +47 83 £425 +21.43% 25
North of England -10 83 £403 +21.97% 38
West Midlands +14 69 £400 -8.57% 33
North West -2 48 £450 +50.00% 20
South West -17 39 £388 -8.82% 44
East Midlands +11 28 £344 +14.58% 18
Yorkshire -23 20 £375 +13.64% 13
North East +2 15 £371 +1.71% 5
Customer Requirements
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 140 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (19.54%) Windows
3 132 (19.10%) SQL
4 125 (18.09%) Security Cleared
5 124 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 121 (17.51%) Finance
7 107 (15.48%) Project Management
8 103 (14.91%) Java
9 100 (14.47%) Oracle
10 97 (14.04%) Degree
11 92 (13.31%) SC Cleared
12 82 (11.87%) ITIL
13 80 (11.58%) Test Scripting
14 78 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 71 (10.27%) Unix
16 67 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
17 63 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 62 (8.97%) Linux
19 61 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
19 61 (8.83%) Telecoms
20 59 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
21 58 (8.39%) XML
22 57 (8.25%) Migration
23 55 (7.96%) Management Information System
24 51 (7.38%) Active Directory
25 50 (7.24%) JavaScript
26 48 (6.95%) Data Modelling
26 48 (6.95%) Analytics
27 47 (6.80%) HTML
27 47 (6.80%) ISEB

Customer Requirements
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 30 (4.34%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.74%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.59%) Confluence
4 9 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.30%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.16%) Apache
6 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (0.87%) IIS
6 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.58%) Documentum
8 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.58%) NetWeaver
8 4 (0.58%) SAP EP
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.43%) SAS
10 2 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (4.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.43%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.29%) CATIA
7 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.29%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.29%) Windchill
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.87%) SAP BPC
3 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.58%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.58%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.29%) BASE24
6 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.29%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.14%) Primavera
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.66%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.79%) Office 365
4 23 (3.33%) SaaS
5 20 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (2.32%) PaaS
7 9 (1.30%) IaaS
8 7 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.01%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.72%) Trello
11 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.43%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.29%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.76%) Firewall
2 17 (2.46%) VPN
2 17 (2.46%) WAN
3 16 (2.32%) LAN
4 13 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.74%) Internet
6 11 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (1.45%) 3GPP
7 10 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
7 10 (1.45%) DNS
7 10 (1.45%) Skype
8 9 (1.30%) 5G
8 9 (1.30%) BGP
8 9 (1.30%) HTTP
8 9 (1.30%) LTE
8 9 (1.30%) VoLTE
9 8 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (1.16%) DHCP
9 8 (1.16%) GSM
9 8 (1.16%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.34%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.76%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.04%) SAP BW
5 16 (2.32%) Big Data
6 14 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 14 (2.03%) Power BI
6 14 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.88%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.74%) SAP HANA
9 11 (1.59%) Data Lake
9 11 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.30%) Apache Hive
11 9 (1.30%) MySQL
11 9 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
12 8 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (4.34%) JIRA
2 27 (3.91%) Toad
3 19 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.60%) Selenium
5 16 (2.32%) Git (software)
6 15 (2.17%) SoapUI
7 12 (1.74%) Maven
7 12 (1.74%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.45%) MSI
9 9 (1.30%) Subversion
10 8 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.01%) JUnit
12 5 (0.72%) JMeter
13 4 (0.58%) DbUnit
13 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.58%) Gatling
13 4 (0.58%) HttpUnit
13 4 (0.58%) XMLUnit
14 3 (0.43%) Axure RP
General
1 121 (17.51%) Finance
2 61 (8.83%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.91%) Banking
4 16 (2.32%) Retail
5 15 (2.17%) Law
6 13 (1.88%) Billing
7 11 (1.59%) Advertising
7 11 (1.59%) Military
8 10 (1.45%) Legal
8 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.72%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.72%) Games
10 4 (0.58%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.43%) Electronics
11 3 (0.43%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (23.01%) Analyst
2 97 (14.04%) Architect
3 78 (11.29%) Developer
4 71 (10.27%) Consultant
5 49 (7.09%) Test Analyst
6 44 (6.37%) Business Analyst
7 30 (4.34%) Project Manager
8 28 (4.05%) Java Developer
9 24 (3.47%) Software Engineer
10 23 (3.33%) Administrator
11 22 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.75%) Data Analyst
13 18 (2.60%) Designer
13 18 (2.60%) SAP Consultant
14 16 (2.32%) Network Engineer
14 16 (2.32%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.17%) Service Architect
15 15 (2.17%) Service Manager
16 14 (2.03%) C# Developer
17 13 (1.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.39%) XML
2 47 (6.80%) HTML
3 39 (5.64%) CSS
4 36 (5.21%) Web Services
5 27 (3.91%) Spring
6 23 (3.33%) .NET
7 18 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (2.60%) Java EE
8 15 (2.17%) REST
9 14 (2.03%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.03%) HTML5
9 14 (2.03%) SOAP
10 11 (1.59%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.59%) Sass
11 10 (1.45%) ASP.NET
11 10 (1.45%) jQuery
12 9 (1.30%) JSON
13 7 (1.01%) Ehcache
13 7 (1.01%) RESTful
14 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 40 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 32 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 29 (4.20%) User Experience
7 12 (1.74%) CMDB
8 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (1.45%) PMI
10 9 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.30%) Freedom of Information Act
10 9 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.16%) Replication
12 7 (1.01%) NHS
12 7 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 135 (19.54%) Windows
2 71 (10.27%) Unix
3 62 (8.97%) Linux
4 34 (4.92%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.18%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.46%) Windows 10
7 15 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.88%) Solaris
9 11 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.45%) CentOS
11 9 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.16%) Android
12 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.01%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.87%) VMS
15 4 (0.58%) SUSE
15 4 (0.58%) VME
16 3 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (15.48%) Project Management
3 82 (11.87%) ITIL
4 80 (11.58%) Test Scripting
5 63 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 59 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (8.25%) Migration
8 48 (6.95%) Analytics
8 48 (6.95%) Data Modelling
9 39 (5.64%) Change Management
9 39 (5.64%) Scrum
9 39 (5.64%) Service Management
10 38 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (5.50%) Software Engineering
11 37 (5.35%) User Stories
11 37 (5.35%) Validation
12 35 (5.07%) DevOps
13 34 (4.92%) Service Delivery
13 34 (4.92%) Waterfall
14 32 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (19.10%) SQL
2 103 (14.91%) Java
3 50 (7.24%) JavaScript
4 46 (6.66%) C#
5 35 (5.07%) Python
6 29 (4.20%) C++
7 28 (4.05%) C
8 26 (3.76%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.46%) PHP
9 17 (2.46%) R
10 14 (2.03%) Java 8
10 14 (2.03%) Perl
11 10 (1.45%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.58%) ABAP
15 3 (0.43%) Go
15 3 (0.43%) Ruby
16 2 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 125 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 97 (14.04%) Degree
3 92 (13.31%) SC Cleared
4 47 (6.80%) ISEB
5 42 (6.08%) ISTQB
5 42 (6.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (3.47%) MCSE
8 20 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.46%) DV Cleared
9 17 (2.46%) PMP
10 15 (2.17%) MCITP
10 15 (2.17%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.74%) CCIE
13 10 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (1.30%) CISSP
14 9 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
16 7 (1.01%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.22%) SLA
2 27 (3.91%) QA
3 12 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 11 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.45%) Def Stans
5 10 (1.45%) PMO
6 8 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.72%) GDPR
8 3 (0.43%) GxP
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.29%) DO-254
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.29%) MIL-STD-1553
9 2 (0.29%) SEPA
10 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.03%) vSphere
4 13 (1.88%) Docker
5 9 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.87%) NFS
8 4 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.14%) Ceph
11 1 (0.14%) Firmware
11 1 (0.14%) HDFS
11 1 (0.14%) iptables
11 1 (0.14%) vCloud
11 1 (0.14%) Xen
11 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (3.04%) SCCM
2 17 (2.46%) AirWatch
2 17 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (2.32%) Puppet
4 15 (2.17%) Terraform
4 15 (2.17%) XenMobile
5 14 (2.03%) Kubernetes
5 14 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.59%) Ansible
7 8 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (1.01%) SCOM
9 5 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.58%) vRealize
11 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.43%) Nagios
12 2 (0.29%) Nessus
12 2 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 100 (14.47%) Oracle
3 45 (6.51%) SAP
3 45 (6.51%) VMware
4 35 (5.07%) Cisco
5 30 (4.34%) webMethods
6 23 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 12 (1.74%) CA
7 12 (1.74%) Juniper
7 12 (1.74%) Remedy
8 11 (1.59%) IBM
8 11 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.45%) Capita
10 9 (1.30%) Infoblox
11 8 (1.16%) Actix
11 8 (1.16%) Computacenter
11 8 (1.16%) Huawei
11 8 (1.16%) Mapinfo
11 8 (1.16%) NetApp
11 8 (1.16%) Sophos