Period
to 12 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Minimum Viable Product skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Minimum Viable Product over the 6 months to 12 November 2019 with a comparison to the 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.

Minimum Viable Product
UK > England
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 710 804 824
Rank change year-on-year +94 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing Minimum Viable Product 65 43 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.085% 0.046% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.098% 0.053% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 34
England median daily rate £550 £550 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.46% -9.16%
10th Percentile £369 £411 £307
90th Percentile £725 £700 £556
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £432
% change year-on-year - +27.46% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Minimum Viable Product is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 66,204 81,720 80,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.41% 86.92% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,907 54,723 53,972
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,020 2,105 1,911
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.90 £23.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -5.36% +2.84%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.08
% change year-on-year +7.95% -4.66% +2.56%

Minimum Viable Product
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Minimum Viable Product as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Minimum Viable Product in England

Minimum Viable Product
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Minimum Viable Product in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Minimum Viable Product in England

Minimum Viable Product
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Minimum Viable Product in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Minimum Viable Product in England

Minimum Viable Product
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 Minimum Viable Product within the England region over the 6 months to 12 November 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 +60 24 £600 +2.13% 3
South East +51 17 £465 -19.13% 1
South West +11 15 £600 +19.94%
North of England +45 8 £433 - 2
North West - 4 £438 - 1
Yorkshire +23 2 £500 - 1
North East - 2 £408 -
Midlands +40 1 £725 +31.82%
West Midlands +38 1 £725 +31.82%
Minimum Viable Product
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Minimum Viable Product also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Minimum Viable Product.

1 49 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) User Stories
3 24 (36.92%) Scrum
4 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (27.69%) Finance
5 18 (27.69%) DevOps
5 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
6 17 (26.15%) Banking
7 15 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 15 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (21.54%) Public Sector
8 14 (21.54%) Service Design
8 14 (21.54%) Analytics
9 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (20.00%) Azure
9 13 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
10 12 (18.46%) JIRA
10 12 (18.46%) Kanban
10 12 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (16.92%) Service Delivery
11 11 (16.92%) User Experience
11 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
12 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
12 10 (15.38%) Migration
12 10 (15.38%) TDD
12 10 (15.38%) Java
12 10 (15.38%) ITIL
12 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (13.85%) BDD

Minimum Viable Product
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 3 (4.62%) JBoss
1 3 (4.62%) OpenStack
1 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Apache
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) XMetaL
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) Sketch
3 1 (1.54%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.00%) Azure
2 9 (13.85%) AWS
3 4 (6.15%) IaaS
3 4 (6.15%) Power Platform
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Stack
4 3 (4.62%) OpenShift
4 3 (4.62%) PaaS
5 2 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.08%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.08%) npm
5 2 (3.08%) Office 365
6 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.54%) SaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.31%) Firewall
1 8 (12.31%) Internet
2 4 (6.15%) LAN
2 4 (6.15%) WAN
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
3 3 (4.62%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Power BI
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) MarkLogic
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.54%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) Grunt
4 2 (3.08%) JMeter
4 2 (3.08%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.08%) Mocha
4 2 (3.08%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) SilkTest
4 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.08%) webpack
5 1 (1.54%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 17 (26.15%) Banking
3 14 (21.54%) Public Sector
4 10 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (12.31%) Military
5 8 (12.31%) Retail Banking
6 4 (6.15%) Electronics
6 4 (6.15%) Manufacturing
6 4 (6.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.54%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.54%) Legal
7 1 (1.54%) Publishing
7 1 (1.54%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Analyst
2 20 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 18 (27.69%) Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Digital Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Digital Business Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Digital Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Product Manager
6 5 (7.69%) Public Sector Business Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Strategy Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) User Researcher
8 3 (4.62%) Data Integration Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Data Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Manager
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) SailPoint
2 4 (6.15%) XML
3 3 (4.62%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) J2EE
3 3 (4.62%) Middleware
3 3 (4.62%) React Native
3 3 (4.62%) Redux
3 3 (4.62%) RESTful
4 2 (3.08%) Chai
4 2 (3.08%) Enzyme
4 2 (3.08%) Jest
4 2 (3.08%) jQuery
4 2 (3.08%) JSON
4 2 (3.08%) Mongoose
4 2 (3.08%) React
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) User Experience
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.62%) CentOS
3 3 (4.62%) Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.62%) Solaris
4 2 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (75.38%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (46.15%) User Stories
3 24 (36.92%) Scrum
4 19 (29.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (27.69%) DevOps
6 15 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
6 15 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 14 (21.54%) Analytics
7 14 (21.54%) Service Design
8 13 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
9 12 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (18.46%) Kanban
10 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (16.92%) Service Delivery
11 10 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (15.38%) ITIL
11 10 (15.38%) Migration
11 10 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
11 10 (15.38%) TDD
12 9 (13.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.38%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) Python
3 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.62%) C
4 3 (4.62%) C#
4 3 (4.62%) SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
5 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.08%) ES6
5 2 (3.08%) Kotlin
5 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.08%) XQuery
6 1 (1.54%) Go
6 1 (1.54%) Groovy
6 1 (1.54%) Ruby
6 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) IIBA
3 6 (9.23%) ISEB
4 4 (6.15%) CISM
4 4 (6.15%) CISSP
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) CISA
6 2 (3.08%) CRISC
6 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) COBIT
2 2 (3.08%) NIST
3 1 (1.54%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (1.54%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) Docker
3 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.08%) NDS
5 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 5 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.62%) Ansible
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
3 3 (4.62%) vRealize
4 1 (1.54%) Marathon
4 1 (1.54%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Oracle
2 8 (12.31%) NetIQ
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Remedy
4 4 (6.15%) ForgeRock
4 4 (6.15%) SAP
4 4 (6.15%) VMware
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco
5 3 (4.62%) Micro Focus
5 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.08%) OutSystems
6 2 (3.08%) Tableau
6 2 (3.08%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.54%) Adobe
7 1 (1.54%) BiZZdesign
7 1 (1.54%) Foundry
7 1 (1.54%) Google
7 1 (1.54%) Sitecore