Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 695 687 773
Rank change year-on-year -8 +86 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 161 144 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 127 74
England median daily rate £525 £500 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.61% -
10th Percentile £360 £413 £402
90th Percentile £680 £593 £684
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
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 89,239 86,745 93,502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.88% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,417 57,531 61,537
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,823 2,548 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

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 19 October 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 19 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
London -26 86 £525 - 11
Midlands +6 25 £500 +5.26% 3
North of England -4 24 £500 -9.09% 1
West Midlands -6 24 £500 +5.26% 3
North East +16 14 £450 -
South East -6 13 £475 +11.76%
South West -16 8 £600 +65.52% 2
North West -14 7 £688 +52.78%
East of England 0 5 £520 +22.35%
Yorkshire -10 3 £500 -23.08% 1
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Digital Transformation
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 108 (67.08%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (60.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 44 (27.33%) Finance
4 42 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (22.98%) Java
6 33 (20.50%) TDD
6 33 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (18.63%) Oracle
8 29 (18.01%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (18.01%) NoSQL
9 28 (17.39%) Puppet
9 28 (17.39%) MySQL
10 27 (16.77%) OO
10 27 (16.77%) Tomcat
10 27 (16.77%) WebLogic
10 27 (16.77%) NUnit
10 27 (16.77%) MSTest
10 27 (16.77%) WebSphere
10 27 (16.77%) OpenStack
10 27 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (16.77%) Ansible
11 26 (16.15%) Scrum
12 22 (13.66%) Project Management
13 18 (11.18%) CRM
13 18 (11.18%) User Experience
14 16 (9.94%) E-Commerce
15 15 (9.32%) Coaching
15 15 (9.32%) Banking
16 14 (8.70%) Degree

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 27 (16.77%) OpenStack
1 27 (16.77%) Tomcat
1 27 (16.77%) WebLogic
1 27 (16.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.11%) CMS
2 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.24%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
5 1 (0.62%) Appian
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.62%) nginx
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 42 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (22.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.48%) Office 365
4 2 (1.24%) Yammer
5 1 (0.62%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.62%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.24%) DNS
1 2 (1.24%) Firewall
1 2 (1.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.62%) DHCP
2 1 (0.62%) HTTP
2 1 (0.62%) Intranet
2 1 (0.62%) IPv4
2 1 (0.62%) Network Security
2 1 (0.62%) SAN
2 1 (0.62%) Skype
2 1 (0.62%) SSL
2 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.62%) VoIP
2 1 (0.62%) VPN
2 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.01%) NoSQL
1 29 (18.01%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (17.39%) MySQL
3 4 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.86%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.24%) Power BI
5 2 (1.24%) QlikView
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.62%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (16.77%) MSTest
1 27 (16.77%) NUnit
2 10 (6.21%) Selenium
3 7 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.11%) JIRA
5 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.62%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.62%) FindBugs
6 1 (0.62%) Gradle
6 1 (0.62%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.62%) Hudson
6 1 (0.62%) JUnit
6 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 44 (27.33%) Finance
2 15 (9.32%) Banking
3 8 (4.97%) Publishing
4 5 (3.11%) Retail
5 3 (1.86%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Local Government
6 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) Gherkin
1 5 (3.11%) React
1 5 (3.11%) REST
1 5 (3.11%) Web Services
2 4 (2.48%) HTML
3 3 (1.86%) .NET
4 2 (1.24%) Middleware
5 1 (0.62%) CSS
5 1 (0.62%) Drools
5 1 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.62%) JAXB
5 1 (0.62%) JSON
5 1 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.62%) RESTful
5 1 (0.62%) SOAP
5 1 (0.62%) Spring
5 1 (0.62%) Swagger
5 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) User Experience
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.11%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.62%) FMCG
5 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.62%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) NHS
5 1 (0.62%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Robotics
5 1 (0.62%) Smart City
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.73%) Linux
2 5 (3.11%) Unix
3 2 (1.24%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (67.08%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (60.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 33 (20.50%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (20.50%) TDD
4 27 (16.77%) OO
5 26 (16.15%) Scrum
6 22 (13.66%) Project Management
7 18 (11.18%) CRM
8 16 (9.94%) E-Commerce
9 15 (9.32%) Coaching
10 13 (8.07%) Kanban
10 13 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (7.45%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.21%) User Stories
13 9 (5.59%) DevOps
13 9 (5.59%) SEO
14 8 (4.97%) Change Management
14 8 (4.97%) Migration
14 8 (4.97%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (22.98%) Java
2 8 (4.97%) Python
3 3 (1.86%) SQL
4 2 (1.24%) Ruby
5 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.62%) C
5 1 (0.62%) Java 8
5 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.70%) Degree
2 11 (6.83%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.24%) ISEB
4 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.62%) MCSE
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) PMO
3 2 (1.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (17.39%) Puppet
2 27 (16.77%) Ansible
2 27 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.86%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.62%) Kibana
4 1 (0.62%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (18.63%) Oracle
2 11 (6.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.48%) Pega
3 4 (2.48%) SAP
4 3 (1.86%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.24%) Adobe
5 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.24%) Tableau
6 1 (0.62%) Amdocs
6 1 (0.62%) Avaya
6 1 (0.62%) Casewise
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix
6 1 (0.62%) Dell
6 1 (0.62%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (0.62%) IBM
6 1 (0.62%) NetCracker
6 1 (0.62%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.62%) Sophos
6 1 (0.62%) VMware