Period
to 16 December 2018

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 16 December 2018 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 807 813
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +62
Contract jobs citing Minimum Viable Product 46 54 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.057% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.056% 0.066% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 41
England median daily rate £550 £428 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.65% -7.57% +8.82%
10th Percentile £400 £307 £380
90th Percentile £700 £559 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +12.50%
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 82,738 81,243 81,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.81% 86.04% 85.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,504 54,744 54,212
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,074 1,876 2,248
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.61% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.68 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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 +24 30 £576 +78.41% 6
South East -14 5 £575 +6.98% 1
South West -22 5 £500 +29.10%
East of England -2 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 £550 +27.91%
Midlands -21 2 £550 +9.45%
Yorkshire -25 2 £313 -30.56%
North of England -31 2 £313 -26.47% 5
Minimum Viable Product
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 12 (26.09%) Web Development
5 11 (23.91%) Multithreading
5 11 (23.91%) Apple iOS
5 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
5 11 (23.91%) Unix
5 11 (23.91%) TDD
5 11 (23.91%) Banking
5 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
5 11 (23.91%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.91%) Relational Database
5 11 (23.91%) iOS Development
5 11 (23.91%) Translating Business Requirements
5 11 (23.91%) SDLC
5 11 (23.91%) Fintech
5 11 (23.91%) Multithreaded Programming
5 11 (23.91%) Creative Thinking
5 11 (23.91%) Java 8
6 9 (19.57%) User Stories
7 8 (17.39%) HTML5
7 8 (17.39%) HTML
7 8 (17.39%) User Experience
8 7 (15.22%) CSS
8 7 (15.22%) CSS3
9 5 (10.87%) Retail
9 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
1 2 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
1 2 (4.35%) TACACS
1 2 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) Power BI
2 2 (4.35%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
2 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 4 (8.70%) Legal
5 3 (6.52%) Marketing
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Economy
6 1 (2.17%) Front Office
6 1 (2.17%) Games
6 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Architect
1 17 (36.96%) Solutions Architect
2 13 (28.26%) Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Java Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Java Solutions Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Lead Architect
3 11 (23.91%) Lead Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Lead Java Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Product Owner
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Content Designer
8 2 (4.35%) Designer
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.39%) HTML
1 8 (17.39%) HTML5
2 7 (15.22%) CSS
2 7 (15.22%) CSS3
3 3 (6.52%) React
4 2 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.35%) Ember.js
4 2 (4.35%) JSON
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) OAuth
4 2 (4.35%) React Native
4 2 (4.35%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Django
5 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.17%) Kafka
5 1 (2.17%) Pandas
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Fintech
2 8 (17.39%) User Experience
3 5 (10.87%) iPhone
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Equities
5 1 (2.17%) FMCG
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Apple iOS
1 11 (23.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
3 12 (26.09%) Web Development
4 11 (23.91%) Creative Thinking
4 11 (23.91%) iOS Development
4 11 (23.91%) Multithreaded Programming
4 11 (23.91%) Multithreading
4 11 (23.91%) SDLC
4 11 (23.91%) Software Engineering
4 11 (23.91%) TDD
4 11 (23.91%) Translating Business Requirements
5 9 (19.57%) User Stories
6 5 (10.87%) Project Planning
6 5 (10.87%) Thought Leadership
7 4 (8.70%) Product Management
7 4 (8.70%) Programme Governance
7 4 (8.70%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.52%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 11 (23.91%) Java 8
3 11 (23.91%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) MiFID
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) Kibana
2 1 (2.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco
2 2 (4.35%) LogRhythm
2 2 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (2.17%) Reuters
3 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com