Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 656 736 769
Rank change year-on-year +80 +33 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 190 94 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.11% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 66 81
England median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +27.54%
10th Percentile £415 £403 £406
90th Percentile £620 £738 £950
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -4.55% - +27.54%
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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +29 139 £525 -8.70% 17
Midlands +18 19 £450 -10.00% 1
West Midlands +16 16 £450 -10.00% 1
North of England +32 13 £425 -11.46% 2
South East -11 10 £550 +15.79%
North West +19 9 £425 +6.25% 1
South West +11 6 £425 -29.17%
Yorkshire -4 4 - - 1
East of England - 3 £563 - 4
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Digital Transformation
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 136 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (68.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 72 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
4 71 (37.37%) Java
5 70 (36.84%) NUnit
6 68 (35.79%) OO
7 55 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
8 54 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 54 (28.42%) Finance
8 54 (28.42%) Oracle
9 50 (26.32%) WebLogic
9 50 (26.32%) Tomcat
9 50 (26.32%) TDD
9 50 (26.32%) NoSQL
10 49 (25.79%) OpenStack
10 49 (25.79%) Puppet
10 49 (25.79%) MSTest
10 49 (25.79%) WebSphere
10 49 (25.79%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (25.79%) MySQL
10 49 (25.79%) Opscode Chef
10 49 (25.79%) Ansible
11 31 (16.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (13.68%) Migration
13 24 (12.63%) JSON
14 21 (11.05%) Test Automation
15 19 (10.00%) Git (software)
16 18 (9.47%) Selenium
16 18 (9.47%) Cucumber
16 18 (9.47%) XML

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 50 (26.32%) Tomcat
1 50 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 49 (25.79%) OpenStack
2 49 (25.79%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (0.53%) Apache
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.53%) JBoss
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) InVision
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.53%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 72 (37.89%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.53%) npm
3 1 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.11%) Internet
2 1 (0.53%) NFC
2 1 (0.53%) SMS
2 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 49 (25.79%) MySQL
2 49 (25.79%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.16%) Big Data
4 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.53%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.53%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 70 (36.84%) NUnit
2 49 (25.79%) MSTest
3 19 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 18 (9.47%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.47%) Selenium
5 4 (2.11%) MSBuild
5 4 (2.11%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.05%) gulp
6 2 (1.05%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.05%) webpack
7 1 (0.53%) Ant
7 1 (0.53%) Grunt
7 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.53%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.53%) Protractor
7 1 (0.53%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 54 (28.42%) Finance
2 10 (5.26%) Banking
2 10 (5.26%) Marketing
3 8 (4.21%) Retail
4 4 (2.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Front Office
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.63%) JSON
2 18 (9.47%) React
2 18 (9.47%) XML
3 17 (8.95%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.16%) .NET
4 6 (3.16%) HTML
5 5 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.63%) SOAP
6 4 (2.11%) ADO.NET
6 4 (2.11%) CSS
6 4 (2.11%) LINQ
6 4 (2.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 4 (2.11%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (2.11%) WCF
6 4 (2.11%) WPF
7 3 (1.58%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.58%) Middleware
7 3 (1.58%) REST
7 3 (1.58%) Sass
7 3 (1.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.11%) Blog
3 4 (2.11%) Clustering
3 4 (2.11%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.11%) User Experience
4 3 (1.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.53%) Fintech
5 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.53%) IVR
5 1 (0.53%) Smart City
5 1 (0.53%) Social Media
5 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.05%) MVS
2 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (71.58%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (68.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 68 (35.79%) OO
4 55 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (26.32%) TDD
6 31 (16.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (13.68%) Migration
8 21 (11.05%) Test Automation
9 17 (8.95%) API Testing
9 17 (8.95%) Front End Development
9 17 (8.95%) SDET
10 15 (7.89%) DevOps
10 15 (7.89%) Mentoring
10 15 (7.89%) Microservices
11 14 (7.37%) Waterfall
12 12 (6.32%) Coaching
12 12 (6.32%) Project Management
12 12 (6.32%) User Stories
13 11 (5.79%) Business Transformation
13 11 (5.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 71 (37.37%) Java
2 4 (2.11%) C#
2 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.11%) XAML
3 1 (0.53%) C
3 1 (0.53%) ES6
3 1 (0.53%) Scala
3 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
3 1 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (1.58%) Degree
1 3 (1.58%) PMP
1 3 (1.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) PMO
2 5 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.53%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 49 (25.79%) Ansible
1 49 (25.79%) Opscode Chef
1 49 (25.79%) Puppet
2 4 (2.11%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 54 (28.42%) Oracle
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.11%) WSO2
4 3 (1.58%) Gigya
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe
5 1 (0.53%) Casewise
5 1 (0.53%) Google
5 1 (0.53%) IBM
5 1 (0.53%) Marketo
5 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
5 1 (0.53%) Pardot
5 1 (0.53%) SAP
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.53%) Splunk
5 1 (0.53%) Tableau
5 1 (0.53%) Temenos