Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Digital Transformation
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 647 681 752
Rank change year-on-year +34 +71 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 203 119 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 95 94
England median daily rate £525 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +13.13%
10th Percentile £412 £413 £402
90th Percentile £645 £675 £706
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £513
% change year-on-year +2.44% - +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,983 79,279 92,684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.90% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,248 51,780 60,872
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £621 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,754 2,634 2,903
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Digital Transformation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Digital Transformation in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Transformation in England

Digital Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Transformation in England

Digital Transformation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Transformation in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Transformation in England

Digital Transformation
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 Digital Transformation within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +3 133 £525 -4.55% 11
North of England -4 26 £425 -22.73% 2
Midlands -2 16 £450 -5.26% 2
North West -9 16 £463 -19.57% 2
South East -14 16 £570 +34.12% 1
West Midlands -20 15 £450 -5.26% 1
South West +12 9 £538 -10.42% 1
North East - 7 - -
East of England 0 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -15 3 £300 -38.46%
East Midlands +1 1 £650 +52.94% 1
Digital Transformation
UK

Digital Transformation Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, Digital Transformation contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Digital Transformation in the job title.

1 148 (72.91%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (70.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 78 (38.42%) Java
4 74 (36.45%) Amazon AWS
5 70 (34.48%) NUnit
6 66 (32.51%) OO
7 64 (31.53%) Finance
8 51 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (24.63%) Oracle
10 48 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
11 47 (23.15%) TDD
11 47 (23.15%) PostgreSQL
12 46 (22.66%) MySQL
12 46 (22.66%) Puppet
12 46 (22.66%) NoSQL
13 45 (22.17%) MSTest
13 45 (22.17%) WebSphere
13 45 (22.17%) Tomcat
13 45 (22.17%) WebLogic
13 45 (22.17%) OpenStack
13 45 (22.17%) Opscode Chef
13 45 (22.17%) Ansible
14 37 (18.23%) Migration
15 33 (16.26%) Test Automation
16 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
16 30 (14.78%) Selenium
17 26 (12.81%) JSON
17 26 (12.81%) Cucumber
17 26 (12.81%) Front End Development
18 25 (12.32%) API Testing

Digital Transformation Skill Set
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 45 (22.17%) OpenStack
1 45 (22.17%) Tomcat
1 45 (22.17%) WebLogic
1 45 (22.17%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.48%) CMS
3 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.49%) Apache
4 1 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.49%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 74 (36.45%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.48%) Akamai
4 2 (0.99%) npm
5 1 (0.49%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.46%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.49%) DNS
3 1 (0.49%) Firewall
3 1 (0.49%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) NFC
3 1 (0.49%) SMS
3 1 (0.49%) SSL
3 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (23.15%) PostgreSQL
2 46 (22.66%) MySQL
2 46 (22.66%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.46%) Big Data
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.97%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 70 (34.48%) NUnit
2 45 (22.17%) MSTest
3 30 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 30 (14.78%) Selenium
4 26 (12.81%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.94%) JIRA
6 7 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.97%) MSBuild
7 4 (1.97%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.48%) gulp
9 2 (0.99%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.99%) Protractor
9 2 (0.99%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.99%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.99%) webpack
10 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.49%) JUnit
10 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (31.53%) Finance
2 10 (4.93%) Retail
3 8 (3.94%) Banking
4 7 (3.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.97%) Legal
6 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Publishing
7 2 (0.99%) Law
7 2 (0.99%) Local Government
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.81%) JSON
2 25 (12.32%) Gherkin
2 25 (12.32%) React
3 22 (10.84%) XML
4 7 (3.45%) .NET
4 7 (3.45%) SOAP
5 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.46%) HTML
6 4 (1.97%) ADO.NET
6 4 (1.97%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.97%) LINQ
6 4 (1.97%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (1.97%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (1.97%) WCF
6 4 (1.97%) WPF
7 3 (1.48%) CSS
7 3 (1.48%) CSS3
7 3 (1.48%) HTML5
7 3 (1.48%) Redux
8 2 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.84%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.94%) User Experience
4 6 (2.96%) NHS
5 5 (2.46%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.97%) Clustering
6 4 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.99%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.49%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.49%) IVR
8 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.49%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.46%) Linux
2 4 (1.97%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (72.91%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (70.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 66 (32.51%) OO
4 51 (25.12%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (23.15%) TDD
6 37 (18.23%) Migration
7 33 (16.26%) Test Automation
8 26 (12.81%) Front End Development
9 25 (12.32%) API Testing
9 25 (12.32%) SDET
10 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (7.39%) Waterfall
11 14 (6.90%) Scrum
12 13 (6.40%) Business Analysis
12 13 (6.40%) Project Management
13 12 (5.91%) DevOps
13 12 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (5.42%) Business Transformation
15 10 (4.93%) E-Commerce
16 9 (4.43%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 78 (38.42%) Java
2 5 (2.46%) Python
3 4 (1.97%) C#
3 4 (1.97%) XAML
4 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.99%) C
5 2 (0.99%) ES6
5 2 (0.99%) Ruby
5 2 (0.99%) SQL
5 2 (0.99%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.49%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (1.97%) DBS Check
2 3 (1.48%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.99%) Degree
3 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.99%) PMP
4 1 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.45%) PMO
2 5 (2.46%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 46 (22.66%) Puppet
2 45 (22.17%) Ansible
2 45 (22.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.97%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.49%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.49%) Kibana
4 1 (0.49%) logstash
4 1 (0.49%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 50 (24.63%) Oracle
2 9 (4.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.48%) New Relic
3 3 (1.48%) SAP
3 3 (1.48%) Splunk
4 2 (0.99%) Casewise
5 1 (0.49%) Google
5 1 (0.49%) hybris
5 1 (0.49%) Marketo
5 1 (0.49%) OpenText
5 1 (0.49%) Pardot
5 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.49%) Tableau