Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 373 308
Rank change year-on-year +45 -65 -16
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 747 591 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.65% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.75% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 307 448
England median daily rate £434 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £264 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £538
UK median daily rate £438 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +4.79% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 26 44
England median hourly rate £17.32 £27.50 £28.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.02% -2.41% -24.85%
10th Percentile £13.15 £13.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £56.13
UK median hourly rate £17.32 £30.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year -42.74% -9.70% -14.06%

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 81,260 78,348 83,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,227 52,340 55,746
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £282 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,201 1,876 2,205
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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
South East +37 203 £425 +21.43% 104
London -10 182 £475 -4.52% 69
Midlands +29 135 £400 +33.33% 78
West Midlands +35 115 £400 +6.67% 49
North of England +10 106 £370 +5.71% 79
East of England +20 71 £400 -11.11% 35
North West +13 51 £365 +12.31% 44
Yorkshire +2 46 £375 -3.23% 19
South West -36 37 £388 -8.82% 50
East Midlands -11 19 £400 +33.33% 29
North East -2 10 £275 -16.67% 16
South Coast - 1 - -
Customer Requirements
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 199 (26.64%) Windows
2 176 (23.56%) Microsoft
3 173 (23.16%) Oracle
4 156 (20.88%) SQL
5 131 (17.54%) Security Cleared
6 129 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
7 123 (16.47%) Java
8 122 (16.33%) Finance
9 120 (16.06%) Unix
10 113 (15.13%) Test Scripting
11 110 (14.73%) XML
12 94 (12.58%) SC Cleared
13 93 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 92 (12.32%) ISEB
15 89 (11.91%) Degree
16 87 (11.65%) ISTQB
16 87 (11.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 87 (11.65%) Active Directory
17 82 (10.98%) Project Management
18 74 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
19 73 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
20 66 (8.84%) ITIL
21 64 (8.57%) SAP
22 61 (8.17%) Linux
22 61 (8.17%) VMware
23 60 (8.03%) Migration
24 59 (7.90%) Telecoms
24 59 (7.90%) Office 365
25 57 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
25 57 (7.63%) WebLogic

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 57 (7.63%) WebLogic
2 26 (3.48%) Confluence
3 24 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 19 (2.54%) Apache
5 16 (2.14%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.87%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.20%) Jupyter
9 8 (1.07%) Documentum
9 8 (1.07%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.94%) IIS
11 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.67%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.67%) CMS
12 5 (0.67%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.67%) SAP EP
13 4 (0.54%) nginx
13 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.40%) Drupal
Applications
1 73 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.40%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Maya
8 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.13%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.61%) SAP FI-CA
3 12 (1.61%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.67%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.27%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.27%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 93 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (7.90%) Office 365
3 57 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (2.54%) SaaS
6 14 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (1.87%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.20%) Trello
10 8 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (1.07%) Serverless
11 7 (0.94%) IaaS
11 7 (0.94%) PaaS
12 6 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
14 4 (0.54%) Force.com
14 4 (0.54%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.48%) Firewall
2 20 (2.68%) WAN
3 17 (2.28%) LAN
4 16 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.74%) VPN
6 11 (1.47%) DNS
6 11 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (1.47%) SSL
7 10 (1.34%) 5G
7 10 (1.34%) Skype
8 9 (1.20%) DAB
8 9 (1.20%) LTE
8 9 (1.20%) VoLTE
9 8 (1.07%) 3GPP
9 8 (1.07%) GSM
9 8 (1.07%) HTTP
9 8 (1.07%) UMTS
10 7 (0.94%) Internet
11 6 (0.80%) BGP
11 6 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 26 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.48%) Relational Database
4 25 (3.35%) MongoDB
5 22 (2.95%) Oracle Database 12c
6 19 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.14%) MySQL
7 16 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (1.87%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.47%) Apache Hive
11 10 (1.34%) Big Data
11 10 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.07%) MS Access
14 7 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.94%) Geospatial Data
15 6 (0.80%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 51 (6.83%) JIRA
2 49 (6.56%) Toad
3 28 (3.75%) SoapUI
4 24 (3.21%) Selenium
5 20 (2.68%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.41%) Git (software)
7 16 (2.14%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.74%) Visual Studio
9 12 (1.61%) Subversion
9 12 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (1.20%) Gatling
11 7 (0.94%) MSI
12 6 (0.80%) Vagrant
13 5 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.67%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.54%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.54%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.54%) Maven
15 3 (0.40%) LabVIEW
15 3 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 122 (16.33%) Finance
2 59 (7.90%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.14%) Banking
3 16 (2.14%) Retail
4 13 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.34%) Legal
6 8 (1.07%) Marketing
7 6 (0.80%) Billing
8 5 (0.67%) Games
9 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.54%) Electronics
9 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.40%) Automotive
10 3 (0.40%) Law
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 212 (28.38%) Analyst
2 99 (13.25%) Architect
3 87 (11.65%) Test Analyst
4 83 (11.11%) Consultant
5 76 (10.17%) Developer
6 57 (7.63%) Business Analyst
7 26 (3.48%) Project Manager
7 26 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (3.35%) Windows Consultant
9 21 (2.81%) .NET Developer
9 21 (2.81%) Administrator
10 17 (2.28%) Oracle Developer
11 15 (2.01%) Desktop Support
12 14 (1.87%) Software Engineer
13 13 (1.74%) Active Directory Consultant
13 13 (1.74%) Agile Business Analyst
13 13 (1.74%) BPM Developer
13 13 (1.74%) Designer
13 13 (1.74%) Oracle Analyst
14 12 (1.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (14.73%) XML
2 45 (6.02%) .NET
3 38 (5.09%) Web Services
4 26 (3.48%) HTML
4 26 (3.48%) SOAP
5 21 (2.81%) CSS
6 20 (2.68%) Middleware
7 19 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 18 (2.41%) ASP.NET
9 17 (2.28%) Oracle ADF
10 16 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
11 15 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (1.87%) WebCenter
13 11 (1.47%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.47%) OpenSocial
14 10 (1.34%) Gherkin
14 10 (1.34%) Natural Language Processing
15 9 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
15 9 (1.20%) TensorFlow
16 8 (1.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.89%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.09%) Data Centre
4 36 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (4.69%) Computer Science
6 22 (2.95%) User Experience
7 13 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.47%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.34%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.34%) PMI
11 9 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
11 9 (1.20%) NHS
12 8 (1.07%) Freedom of Information Act
12 8 (1.07%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.94%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.80%) Replication
14 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 199 (26.64%) Windows
2 120 (16.06%) Unix
3 61 (8.17%) Linux
4 44 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.15%) Windows 10
6 27 (3.61%) Windows 7
7 19 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.74%) Solaris
9 12 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.47%) SUSE
11 9 (1.20%) Android
11 9 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.94%) CentOS
12 7 (0.94%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.80%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.67%) AIX
15 4 (0.54%) VME
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (15.13%) Test Scripting
3 82 (10.98%) Project Management
4 66 (8.84%) ITIL
5 60 (8.03%) Migration
6 51 (6.83%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (6.56%) Analytics
8 48 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (5.89%) DevOps
10 38 (5.09%) Test Automation
10 38 (5.09%) User Stories
11 37 (4.95%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.69%) Business Analysis
12 35 (4.69%) Decision-Making
13 33 (4.42%) BDD
14 32 (4.28%) Information Security
15 31 (4.15%) PRINCE2
16 30 (4.02%) CRM
16 30 (4.02%) Scrum
16 30 (4.02%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (20.88%) SQL
2 123 (16.47%) Java
3 44 (5.89%) PowerShell
4 37 (4.95%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.42%) C#
6 31 (4.15%) Python
7 19 (2.54%) C
8 16 (2.14%) C++
9 15 (2.01%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.74%) PHP
10 13 (1.74%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.34%) Perl
12 9 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.94%) VBScript
14 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.67%) ABAP
15 5 (0.67%) R
16 4 (0.54%) VBA
17 3 (0.40%) ActionScript
17 3 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 131 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 94 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 92 (12.32%) ISEB
4 89 (11.91%) Degree
5 87 (11.65%) ISTQB
5 87 (11.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (6.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (4.55%) MCSE
8 22 (2.95%) MCITP
9 21 (2.81%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.01%) PMI Certification
11 15 (2.01%) PMP
12 14 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.07%) MCSA
15 4 (0.54%) CCIE
15 4 (0.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.49%) QA
2 28 (3.75%) SLA
3 22 (2.95%) PMO
4 13 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.27%) GxP
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) GDPR
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.13%) RMADS
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 87 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.74%) Docker
3 13 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (1.47%) XenApp
6 9 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.94%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.94%) vSphere
8 6 (0.80%) Firmware
8 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.54%) NFS
9 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.40%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.13%) HDFS
12 1 (0.13%) vCloud
12 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (5.49%) SCCM
2 33 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (3.48%) Terraform
4 22 (2.95%) Ansible
5 20 (2.68%) AirWatch
6 18 (2.41%) XenMobile
7 13 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.61%) Kubernetes
8 12 (1.61%) Puppet
9 10 (1.34%) Kibana
10 9 (1.20%) logstash
11 7 (0.94%) SCOM
12 6 (0.80%) Nagios
12 6 (0.80%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.67%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 4 (0.54%) Rundeck
14 4 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (23.56%) Microsoft
2 173 (23.16%) Oracle
3 64 (8.57%) SAP
4 61 (8.17%) VMware
5 56 (7.50%) webMethods
6 23 (3.08%) Cisco
7 22 (2.95%) Remedy
8 17 (2.28%) Computacenter
9 16 (2.14%) Citrix
10 14 (1.87%) IBM
11 13 (1.74%) Juniper
12 12 (1.61%) CA
12 12 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.61%) Symantec
13 11 (1.47%) OpenText
13 11 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (1.34%) Fujitsu
14 10 (1.34%) HP
15 9 (1.20%) BMC
16 8 (1.07%) Mapinfo