Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 779 801 757
Rank change year-on-year +22 -44 +69
Contract jobs citing Minimum Viable Product 52 61 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.066% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.077% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 38
England median daily rate £500 £500 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.62% -4.72%
10th Percentile £344 £376 £350
90th Percentile £700 £624 £536
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
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 72,637 79,694 71,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.25% 86.59% 85.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,371 52,924 46,920
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,871 2,103 1,926
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.39
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +38 28 £550 +6.02% 2
South East +27 8 £470 +14.63% 5
South West -11 8 £432 +11.48%
North of England +14 5 £450 -12.20%
Yorkshire +2 4 £450 -17.24%
Midlands - 3 £410 -
West Midlands - 3 £410 -
North West +26 1 - -
Minimum Viable Product
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) User Stories
3 19 (36.54%) Finance
4 16 (30.77%) DevOps
5 14 (26.92%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
7 11 (21.15%) Banking
8 10 (19.23%) Scrum
8 10 (19.23%) Unix
8 10 (19.23%) User Experience
9 9 (17.31%) Sprint Planning
9 9 (17.31%) Java
9 9 (17.31%) Kanban
9 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (15.38%) Cisco
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 8 (15.38%) WAN
10 8 (15.38%) Service Management
10 8 (15.38%) Docker
10 8 (15.38%) Kubernetes
10 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
11 7 (13.46%) Analytics
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (13.46%) Decision-Making
11 7 (13.46%) Wireframes
11 7 (13.46%) Migration
11 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.46%) Linux

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 6 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.62%) JBoss
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) IaaS
2 6 (11.54%) OpenShift
2 6 (11.54%) PaaS
3 5 (9.62%) Azure Stack
4 3 (5.77%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.85%) Office 365
6 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) WAN
2 6 (11.54%) LAN
2 6 (11.54%) SAN
3 5 (9.62%) DNS
4 3 (5.77%) Intranet
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (3.85%) TACACS
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Retail
4 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Local Government
5 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.85%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Economy
7 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Business Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Architect
4 8 (15.38%) Product Manager
5 7 (13.46%) Digital Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Product Owner
6 6 (11.54%) Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.69%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Logistics Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Designer
9 2 (3.85%) Development Manager
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.85%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Middleware
2 5 (9.62%) J2EE
3 2 (3.85%) Kafka
3 2 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) GraphQL
4 1 (1.92%) React Native
4 1 (1.92%) Redux
4 1 (1.92%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.69%) Fintech
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Unix
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 6 (11.54%) CentOS
3 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.54%) Solaris
3 6 (11.54%) Windows
4 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) User Stories
3 16 (30.77%) DevOps
4 14 (26.92%) Acceptance Criteria
5 13 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (19.23%) Scrum
7 9 (17.31%) Kanban
7 9 (17.31%) Sprint Planning
8 8 (15.38%) Service Management
8 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
9 7 (13.46%) Analytics
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (13.46%) Decision-Making
9 7 (13.46%) Migration
9 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.46%) TDD
9 7 (13.46%) Wireframes
10 6 (11.54%) Data Deduplication
10 6 (11.54%) Data Migration
10 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) Java
2 7 (13.46%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) C
4 5 (9.62%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Go
5 1 (1.92%) Scala
5 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) IIBA
5 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Docker
2 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) Kubernetes
2 6 (11.54%) Ansible
2 6 (11.54%) Puppet
3 5 (9.62%) vRealize
4 2 (3.85%) Marathon
4 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.85%) Mesos
5 1 (1.92%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Micro Focus
3 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) LogRhythm
5 2 (3.85%) McAfee
5 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (1.92%) NetIQ
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) SAP