Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 295 297
Rank change year-on-year -67 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 626 805 870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.84% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.00% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 436 490
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
10th Percentile £243 £261 £272
90th Percentile £650 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 54
England median hourly rate £30.50 £26.59 £38.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -31.79% +62.42%
10th Percentile £15.94 £9.88 £12.56
90th Percentile £48.45 £43.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £27.75 £28.18 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.53% -29.55% +90.48%

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 80415 80552 85265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.67% 84.19% 82.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54268 53631 56306
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 2139 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 -24 198 £488 +8.33% 47
South East -78 132 £375 -1.32% 29
Midlands +20 97 £300 -28.99% 28
North of England +20 80 £375 - 35
East of England +10 61 £450 +20.00% 16
West Midlands +8 60 £294 -34.72% 19
South West -50 51 £468 +19.87% 10
East Midlands +11 37 £338 -10.00% 9
Yorkshire +23 34 £388 +3.33% 13
North West +20 34 £363 +12.40% 14
North East +33 14 £353 -11.88% 8
Customer Requirements
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 109 (17.41%) Finance
2 106 (16.93%) Microsoft
3 103 (16.45%) Security Cleared
4 100 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (13.42%) Project Management
6 81 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
7 67 (10.70%) Java
7 67 (10.70%) Windows
8 65 (10.38%) Degree
9 60 (9.58%) SC Cleared
10 57 (9.11%) ITIL
11 56 (8.95%) Presales
12 53 (8.47%) SQL
12 53 (8.47%) Telecoms
12 53 (8.47%) Validation
13 48 (7.67%) SDLC
14 47 (7.51%) Active Directory
15 45 (7.19%) Oracle
16 43 (6.87%) Cisco
17 42 (6.71%) LAN
17 42 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
18 41 (6.55%) Linux
19 40 (6.39%) Python
19 40 (6.39%) Management Information System
20 38 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (6.07%) SAP
20 38 (6.07%) WAN
21 37 (5.91%) Data Analysis
21 37 (5.91%) Business Analysis
22 36 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing

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 17 (2.72%) SharePoint
1 17 (2.72%) Skype for Business
2 13 (2.08%) Apache
3 12 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.28%) Confluence
5 8 (1.28%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.96%) IIS
7 6 (0.96%) JBoss
8 5 (0.80%) nginx
8 5 (0.80%) SAS
8 5 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Drupal
9 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (6.71%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.96%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.96%) Simulink
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (0.96%) SAP HR-PA
4 5 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.64%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.64%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.64%) SAP FSCM
5 4 (0.64%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.48%) Maximo
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.48%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM for Utilities
7 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.63%) Office 365
2 27 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.92%) OneDrive
5 10 (1.60%) PaaS
6 9 (1.44%) SaaS
7 7 (1.12%) IaaS
8 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.16%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.16%) Force.com
11 1 (0.16%) Lucidchart
11 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.16%) Serverless
11 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.71%) LAN
2 38 (6.07%) WAN
3 34 (5.43%) Firewall
4 29 (4.63%) DNS
5 22 (3.51%) Network Security
6 20 (3.19%) VPN
7 19 (3.04%) TCP/IP
7 19 (3.04%) Wireless
8 18 (2.88%) DHCP
9 17 (2.72%) Internet
9 17 (2.72%) NetScaler
9 17 (2.72%) Skype
9 17 (2.72%) SSL
10 15 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (2.24%) 4G
11 14 (2.24%) MPLS
12 13 (2.08%) SMS
13 12 (1.92%) 3G
13 12 (1.92%) BGP
14 11 (1.76%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.19%) Big Data
3 14 (2.24%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
5 10 (1.60%) QlikView
6 9 (1.44%) MS Access
6 9 (1.44%) MySQL
7 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.96%) MarkLogic
9 4 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (0.64%) DB2
9 4 (0.64%) GIS
9 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.48%) Power BI
10 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 25 (3.99%) JIRA
2 17 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.92%) Subversion
4 11 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.60%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.12%) MSI
8 6 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.96%) Toad
9 5 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.80%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.80%) JUnit
9 5 (0.80%) Mockito
9 5 (0.80%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.64%) dotCover
10 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.64%) NDepend
10 4 (0.64%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 109 (17.41%) Finance
2 53 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.51%) Legal
4 16 (2.56%) Marketing
5 15 (2.40%) Retail
6 14 (2.24%) Law
6 14 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.76%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.76%) Billing
8 10 (1.60%) Banking
9 9 (1.44%) Avionics
10 7 (1.12%) Publishing
11 6 (0.96%) Military
12 5 (0.80%) Electronics
13 4 (0.64%) Automotive
14 3 (0.48%) Back Office
14 3 (0.48%) Front Office
15 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (18.21%) Analyst
2 94 (15.02%) Consultant
3 71 (11.34%) Developer
4 65 (10.38%) Architect
5 54 (8.63%) Business Analyst
6 45 (7.19%) Project Manager
7 33 (5.27%) Java Developer
8 32 (5.11%) Network Engineer
9 20 (3.19%) SAP Consultant
10 19 (3.04%) Data Analyst
11 17 (2.72%) Administrator
11 17 (2.72%) Software Engineer
11 17 (2.72%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.40%) IT Manager
13 12 (1.92%) Coordinator
13 12 (1.92%) Designer
13 12 (1.92%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (1.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (1.76%) Project Coordinator
14 11 (1.76%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.31%) HTML
2 26 (4.15%) .NET
3 24 (3.83%) CSS
3 24 (3.83%) RESTful
4 23 (3.67%) REST
5 20 (3.19%) AngularJS
5 20 (3.19%) XML
6 18 (2.88%) Web Services
7 17 (2.72%) HTML5
7 17 (2.72%) Spring
8 12 (1.92%) Middleware
9 11 (1.76%) JDBC
10 10 (1.60%) CSS3
10 10 (1.60%) Regular Expression
11 9 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (1.44%) Hibernate
11 9 (1.44%) Java EE
11 9 (1.44%) SOAP
12 7 (1.12%) JMS
13 6 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.11%) User Experience
4 21 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.72%) CESG
6 10 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 8 (1.28%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.12%) CMDB
9 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (0.96%) NHS
10 5 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.64%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.48%) CCTV
12 3 (0.48%) FMCG
12 3 (0.48%) iPad
12 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.70%) Windows
2 41 (6.55%) Linux
3 25 (3.99%) Unix
4 24 (3.83%) Windows 7
5 15 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.76%) CentOS
7 11 (1.76%) Windows Server
8 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.44%) Solaris
8 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.80%) Android
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.48%) VMS
12 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (13.42%) Project Management
3 57 (9.11%) ITIL
4 56 (8.95%) Presales
5 53 (8.47%) Validation
6 48 (7.67%) SDLC
7 38 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (5.91%) Business Analysis
8 37 (5.91%) Data Analysis
9 36 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (5.59%) Software Engineering
11 34 (5.43%) Test Scripting
12 33 (5.27%) Scrum
13 32 (5.11%) Analytics
13 32 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (5.11%) Service Management
13 32 (5.11%) User Stories
14 30 (4.79%) Migration
15 28 (4.47%) Change Management
15 28 (4.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.70%) Java
2 53 (8.47%) SQL
3 40 (6.39%) Python
4 33 (5.27%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.27%) PowerShell
5 24 (3.83%) C#
6 19 (3.04%) C
6 19 (3.04%) VBScript
7 13 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.92%) R
9 8 (1.28%) C++
10 7 (1.12%) Perl
11 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.96%) MATLAB
11 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.64%) Embedded C
12 4 (0.64%) X++
13 3 (0.48%) PHP
13 3 (0.48%) Ruby
13 3 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 103 (16.45%) Security Cleared
2 65 (10.38%) Degree
3 60 (9.58%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.60%) CCNP
8 8 (1.28%) CCNA
8 8 (1.28%) ISEB
8 8 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.12%) CISSP
10 6 (0.96%) JNCIA
11 5 (0.80%) MBA
12 4 (0.64%) CISA
12 4 (0.64%) CISM
12 4 (0.64%) HND
12 4 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.64%) MCITP
12 4 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.31%) SLA
2 21 (3.35%) QA
3 8 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.64%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.64%) PMO
5 4 (0.64%) RMADS
6 3 (0.48%) MiFID
7 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.16%) ECSS
7 1 (0.16%) GCP
7 1 (0.16%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.16%) MISRA
7 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 47 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (2.88%) BitLocker
5 16 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.40%) XenApp
7 5 (0.80%) Docker
7 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.80%) vSphere
8 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.48%) Firmware
9 3 (0.48%) KVM
9 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.32%) vCloud
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.16%) Squid
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (3.67%) SCCM
2 15 (2.40%) Ansible
2 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (1.92%) Puppet
3 12 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (1.76%) Terraform
5 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.96%) Nagios
7 5 (0.80%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.64%) Netcool
9 3 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.48%) vRealize
10 2 (0.32%) CloudForms
10 2 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.32%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 106 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.19%) Oracle
3 43 (6.87%) Cisco
4 38 (6.07%) SAP
5 35 (5.59%) VMware
6 32 (5.11%) Citrix
7 24 (3.83%) Juniper
8 14 (2.24%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.24%) Remedy
9 13 (2.08%) Extreme Networks
9 13 (2.08%) HP
9 13 (2.08%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.92%) Altiris
10 12 (1.92%) LANDesk
10 12 (1.92%) Symantec
11 11 (1.76%) Dell
12 10 (1.60%) IBM
12 10 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.60%) Sigfox
13 8 (1.28%) Motorola