Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Transformation was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 701 713 782
Rank change year-on-year +12 +69 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Transformation 163 118 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 85
England median daily rate £513 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +10.06%
10th Percentile £360 £413 £393
90th Percentile £643 £638 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
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 88,633 83,675 96,000
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.98% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,700 54,726 63,304
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,834 2,565 2,814
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -2 103 £525 +5.00% 6
North of England -6 20 £375 -34.78% 1
South East -23 14 £475 +11.76% 1
Midlands 0 13 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -16 11 £488 +2.63% 3
North East +3 9 £625 -
South West +3 8 £538 -
North West -15 7 £500 -13.04%
East of England +1 5 £500 +17.65%
Yorkshire -14 4 £313 -41.86% 1
East Midlands +9 2 £650 -
Digital Transformation
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 116 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (68.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 56 (34.36%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (33.74%) Java
5 53 (32.52%) Finance
6 46 (28.22%) NUnit
6 46 (28.22%) OO
7 42 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 40 (24.54%) TDD
9 38 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (22.70%) PostgreSQL
10 37 (22.70%) Oracle
11 36 (22.09%) MySQL
11 36 (22.09%) NoSQL
11 36 (22.09%) Puppet
12 35 (21.47%) MSTest
12 35 (21.47%) OpenStack
12 35 (21.47%) WebSphere
12 35 (21.47%) Tomcat
12 35 (21.47%) WebLogic
12 35 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
12 35 (21.47%) Ansible
13 21 (12.88%) Selenium
13 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
14 20 (12.27%) Git (software)
15 19 (11.66%) Project Management
15 19 (11.66%) Migration
16 17 (10.43%) Front End Development
16 17 (10.43%) E-Commerce
16 17 (10.43%) Cucumber

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 35 (21.47%) OpenStack
1 35 (21.47%) Tomcat
1 35 (21.47%) WebLogic
1 35 (21.47%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.45%) CMS
3 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.61%) Apache
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) nginx
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 56 (34.36%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (25.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.84%) Akamai
4 1 (0.61%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.61%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.61%) DNS
2 1 (0.61%) Firewall
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) Network Security
2 1 (0.61%) SSL
2 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (22.70%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (22.09%) MySQL
2 36 (22.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.23%) QlikView
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (28.22%) NUnit
2 35 (21.47%) MSTest
3 21 (12.88%) Selenium
4 20 (12.27%) Git (software)
5 17 (10.43%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.52%) JIRA
7 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.23%) gulp
8 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.61%) FindBugs
9 1 (0.61%) Gradle
9 1 (0.61%) Grunt
9 1 (0.61%) Hamcrest
9 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.61%) Protractor
9 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 53 (32.52%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.45%) Local Government
5 3 (1.84%) Legal
5 3 (1.84%) Publishing
6 2 (1.23%) Billing
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.82%) Gherkin
1 16 (9.82%) React
2 12 (7.36%) JSON
2 12 (7.36%) XML
3 4 (2.45%) HTML
3 4 (2.45%) REST
4 3 (1.84%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.84%) CSS
4 3 (1.84%) SOAP
5 2 (1.23%) .NET
5 2 (1.23%) CSS3
5 2 (1.23%) HTML5
5 2 (1.23%) Middleware
5 2 (1.23%) Redux
5 2 (1.23%) Spring
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (0.61%) Drools
6 1 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.98%) Greenfield Project
1 13 (7.98%) User Experience
2 9 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.45%) NHS
5 2 (1.23%) FMCG
5 2 (1.23%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.61%) Smart City
6 1 (0.61%) Social Media
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.68%) Linux
2 5 (3.07%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (71.17%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (68.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 46 (28.22%) OO
4 40 (24.54%) TDD
5 38 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (12.88%) Test Automation
7 19 (11.66%) Migration
7 19 (11.66%) Project Management
8 17 (10.43%) E-Commerce
8 17 (10.43%) Front End Development
9 16 (9.82%) API Testing
9 16 (9.82%) SDET
10 15 (9.20%) Scrum
11 14 (8.59%) CRM
12 12 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (4.91%) Programme Management
13 8 (4.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.29%) DevOps
14 7 (4.29%) SDLC
14 7 (4.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 55 (33.74%) Java
2 8 (4.91%) Python
3 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.23%) Ruby
3 2 (1.23%) SQL
4 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.61%) C
4 1 (0.61%) ES6
4 1 (0.61%) Java 8
4 1 (0.61%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.98%) Degree
2 4 (2.45%) DBS Check
3 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) PMO
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (22.09%) Puppet
2 35 (21.47%) Ansible
2 35 (21.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.61%) Kibana
4 1 (0.61%) logstash
Vendors
1 37 (22.70%) Oracle
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.84%) New Relic
3 3 (1.84%) Pega
3 3 (1.84%) SAP
3 3 (1.84%) Sitecore
3 3 (1.84%) Splunk
4 2 (1.23%) Adobe
4 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (0.61%) Amdocs
5 1 (0.61%) Casewise
5 1 (0.61%) hybris
5 1 (0.61%) NetCracker
5 1 (0.61%) OpenText