Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 697 679 747
Rank change year-on-year -18 +68 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 142 168 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 129 71
England median daily rate £550 £525 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% -5.68%
10th Percentile £390 £419 £400
90th Percentile £775 £650 £738
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £540
% change year-on-year +4.76% -2.78% -5.26%
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 86,451 87,006 83,952
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,812 58,342 55,275
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,585 2,552 2,887
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £46.98
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 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 -21 82 £575 +9.52% 7
Midlands +8 20 £550 +22.22% 1
West Midlands -14 20 £550 +22.22% 1
North of England -5 18 £463 +2.78% 1
South East -4 12 £488 -7.14% 1
North East - 12 £425 -
South West -29 7 £525 +23.53%
North West -6 3 £700 +55.56% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 £600 -
East of England +10 2 £488 -13.33%
Digital Transformation
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 96 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (50.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 33 (23.24%) Finance
3 33 (23.24%) Scrum
4 27 (19.01%) Project Management
5 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (16.20%) Java
8 22 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (15.49%) User Experience
9 18 (12.68%) Oracle
9 18 (12.68%) Kanban
10 17 (11.97%) Coaching
10 17 (11.97%) Ansible
11 16 (11.27%) OO
11 16 (11.27%) TDD
11 16 (11.27%) NoSQL
12 15 (10.56%) Puppet
12 15 (10.56%) OpenStack
12 15 (10.56%) MSTest
12 15 (10.56%) WebSphere
12 15 (10.56%) NUnit
12 15 (10.56%) Banking
12 15 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (10.56%) Tomcat
12 15 (10.56%) MySQL
12 15 (10.56%) WebLogic
12 15 (10.56%) User Stories
12 15 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (9.86%) Microsoft

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 15 (10.56%) OpenStack
1 15 (10.56%) Tomcat
1 15 (10.56%) WebLogic
1 15 (10.56%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.93%) Confluence
3 4 (2.82%) CMS
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.11%) Appian
4 3 (2.11%) Drupal
5 2 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.70%) IIS
6 1 (0.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.82%) Office 365
4 3 (2.11%) GitHub
4 3 (2.11%) Trello
5 2 (1.41%) Yammer
6 1 (0.70%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) DHCP
1 1 (0.70%) DNS
1 1 (0.70%) Firewall
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
1 1 (0.70%) Intranet
1 1 (0.70%) IPv4
1 1 (0.70%) SAN
1 1 (0.70%) Skype
1 1 (0.70%) VoIP
1 1 (0.70%) VPN
1 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) NoSQL
2 15 (10.56%) MySQL
2 15 (10.56%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.11%) Big Data
5 3 (2.11%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.41%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.41%) Power BI
6 2 (1.41%) QlikView
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.56%) MSTest
1 15 (10.56%) NUnit
2 9 (6.34%) JIRA
3 5 (3.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.82%) Maven
5 3 (2.11%) Selenium
6 2 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.70%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.70%) Hudson
7 1 (0.70%) JMeter
7 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (23.24%) Finance
2 15 (10.56%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Publishing
4 6 (4.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) REST
2 7 (4.93%) Web Services
3 3 (2.11%) .NET
3 3 (2.11%) Drools
3 3 (2.11%) HTML
4 2 (1.41%) JSP
4 2 (1.41%) SOAP
4 2 (1.41%) Spring
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Felix
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Sling
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) JSON
5 1 (0.70%) JSR 170
5 1 (0.70%) Node.js
5 1 (0.70%) OSGi
5 1 (0.70%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.70%) WebdriverIO
5 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) User Experience
2 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.11%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.11%) Robotics
5 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.41%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) FMCG
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.11%) Windows
2 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (67.61%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (50.70%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 33 (23.24%) Scrum
4 27 (19.01%) Project Management
5 22 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (12.68%) Kanban
7 17 (11.97%) Coaching
8 16 (11.27%) OO
8 16 (11.27%) TDD
9 15 (10.56%) User Stories
10 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (7.04%) Agile Coaching
11 10 (7.04%) CRM
11 10 (7.04%) Workshop Facilitation
12 9 (6.34%) DevOps
12 9 (6.34%) Waterfall
13 8 (5.63%) Microservices
13 8 (5.63%) Web Application Development
14 7 (4.93%) Acceptance Criteria
14 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.20%) Java
2 3 (2.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.41%) C
4 1 (0.70%) Java 8
4 1 (0.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) DBS Check
2 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.11%) ISEB
5 2 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) PMO
1 8 (5.63%) QA
2 2 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.70%) Docker
1 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.97%) Ansible
2 15 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (10.56%) Puppet
3 3 (2.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (12.68%) Oracle
2 14 (9.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.52%) Pega
4 3 (2.11%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.11%) Citrix
4 3 (2.11%) IBM
5 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.41%) SAP
5 2 (1.41%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.41%) Tableau
5 2 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe
6 1 (0.70%) Avaya
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco
6 1 (0.70%) Dell
6 1 (0.70%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (0.70%) Google
6 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.70%) Sophos