Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Runbook skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Runbook over the 6 months to 13 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.

Runbook
UK > England
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 582 620 681
Rank change year-on-year +38 +61 +34
Contract jobs citing Runbook 201 259 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 170 106
England median daily rate £463 £464 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.27% +12.42% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £357 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £456 £469 £413
% change year-on-year -2.67% +13.64% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
England median hourly rate £67.50 £35.00 £22.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.86% +55.64% -
10th Percentile £42.88 £35.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £82.50 £35.00 £32.52
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £35.00 £22.49
% change year-on-year +92.86% +55.64% -

Runbook 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 66,594 82,431 81,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.38% 86.93% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,152 55,209 54,422
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 2,033 2,119 1,928
England median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.44 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.80 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%

Runbook
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Runbook as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Runbook in England

Runbook
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Runbook in England

Runbook
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Runbook in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Runbook in England

Runbook
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Runbook in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Runbook in England

Runbook
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Runbook in England over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Runbook in England

Runbook
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 Runbook within the England region over the 6 months to 13 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 +81 104 £475 -7.32% 17
South East +14 47 £475 +11.11% 6
Midlands +47 18 £369 -10.61% 3
West Midlands +40 14 £356 -11.76% 1
South West +15 13 £525 +44.83% 2
East of England +21 8 £350 - 2
North of England -10 7 £369 -13.24% 5
North West -2 5 £325 -18.75% 3
East Midlands +24 4 £625 +31.58% 2
Yorkshire +10 2 £488 +14.71% 1
Runbook
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Runbook 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 Runbook.

1 73 (36.32%) Migration
2 59 (29.35%) DevOps
3 54 (26.87%) Finance
4 53 (26.37%) Windows
5 51 (25.37%) ITIL
6 50 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (24.88%) AWS
7 44 (21.89%) Linux
8 43 (21.39%) JIRA
9 42 (20.90%) Firewall
9 42 (20.90%) Security Cleared
10 40 (19.90%) Bash Shell
10 40 (19.90%) Python
11 37 (18.41%) Jenkins
12 36 (17.91%) Microsoft
13 35 (17.41%) Scrum
13 35 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (17.41%) Opscode Chef
13 35 (17.41%) Kanban
14 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
15 33 (16.42%) Active Directory
16 32 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
17 31 (15.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
17 31 (15.42%) PowerShell
17 31 (15.42%) SQL
17 31 (15.42%) Red Hat
18 30 (14.93%) Internet
18 30 (14.93%) Ruby
18 30 (14.93%) Sonatype Nexus

Runbook
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 10 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.99%) Confluence
3 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.49%) nginx
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (9.45%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.47%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.50%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 50 (24.88%) AWS
2 29 (14.43%) Azure
3 27 (13.43%) Datadog
3 27 (13.43%) Office 365
4 23 (11.44%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (11.44%) IaaS
5 22 (10.95%) PaaS
6 20 (9.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 19 (9.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (7.46%) SaaS
9 8 (3.98%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (3.48%) GCP
11 6 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (2.49%) Azure Functions
12 5 (2.49%) Force.com
12 5 (2.49%) Serverless
13 4 (1.99%) OneDrive
14 3 (1.49%) Mimecast
15 2 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 2 (1.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.90%) Firewall
2 30 (14.93%) Internet
3 22 (10.95%) VPN
4 21 (10.45%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.45%) DNS
6 15 (7.46%) SAN
7 13 (6.47%) NAS
7 13 (6.47%) Reverse Proxy
8 12 (5.97%) Network Security
9 9 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (3.98%) WAN
11 7 (3.48%) NX-OS
12 6 (2.99%) DHCP
12 6 (2.99%) LAN
13 5 (2.49%) SNMP
14 3 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
14 3 (1.49%) MPLS
14 3 (1.49%) WLAN
15 2 (1.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.44%) Big Data
2 20 (9.95%) Azure SQL Database
3 13 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.99%) MySQL
5 4 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.99%) Redis
6 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.00%) Power BI
7 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.50%) OLAP
8 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (21.39%) JIRA
2 37 (18.41%) Jenkins
3 34 (16.92%) Git (software)
4 30 (14.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (7.46%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (3.98%) Ant
7 6 (2.99%) Selenium
8 3 (1.49%) GitLab
9 2 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.00%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 54 (26.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.98%) Banking
3 6 (2.99%) Retail
4 4 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.00%) Legal
5 2 (1.00%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (15.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (13.93%) Cloud Engineer
3 23 (11.44%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (9.45%) Analyst
5 15 (7.46%) Network Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Consultant
7 10 (4.98%) Lead DevOps
8 9 (4.48%) Architect
8 9 (4.48%) Migration Engineer
8 9 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.48%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.98%) Deployment Manager
9 8 (3.98%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Implementation Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.48%) SOC Analyst
10 7 (3.48%) Transition Manager
11 6 (2.99%) Environment Manager
11 6 (2.99%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.43%) Web Services
2 9 (4.48%) JSON
3 4 (1.99%) Node.js
3 4 (1.99%) XML
4 3 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.49%) OAuth
5 2 (1.00%) LDAP
5 2 (1.00%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.00%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.00%) XSLT
6 1 (0.50%) ADO
6 1 (0.50%) Middleware
6 1 (0.50%) OpenID
6 1 (0.50%) REST
6 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.44%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (6.97%) Replication
4 11 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.98%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.49%) Clustering
7 3 (1.49%) CMDB
7 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.00%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.00%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.00%) Equities
8 2 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) LPAR
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (26.37%) Windows
2 44 (21.89%) Linux
3 31 (15.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (9.95%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.48%) Unix
6 8 (3.98%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.49%) VMS
8 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.00%) AIX
9 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (36.32%) Migration
2 59 (29.35%) DevOps
3 51 (25.37%) ITIL
4 50 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (17.41%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (17.41%) Kanban
5 35 (17.41%) Scrum
6 32 (15.92%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (12.94%) Product Management
8 25 (12.44%) Infrastructure as Code
9 24 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (11.94%) High Availability
10 22 (10.95%) Analytics
11 21 (10.45%) Problem Management
12 18 (8.96%) Configuration Management
13 17 (8.46%) Epics
13 17 (8.46%) Test Automation
14 16 (7.96%) Information Security
14 16 (7.96%) Service Management
15 14 (6.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 40 (19.90%) Bash Shell
1 40 (19.90%) Python
2 31 (15.42%) PowerShell
2 31 (15.42%) SQL
3 30 (14.93%) Ruby
4 19 (9.45%) Shell Script
5 18 (8.96%) Perl
6 11 (5.47%) Java
7 8 (3.98%) C#
8 6 (2.99%) Go
9 5 (2.49%) VBScript
10 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.49%) Scala
11 2 (1.00%) C
11 2 (1.00%) VBA
12 1 (0.50%) C++
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (20.90%) Security Cleared
2 31 (15.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.98%) Degree
5 9 (4.48%) CCNA
5 9 (4.48%) CCNP
6 8 (3.98%) RHCE
7 5 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.99%) CCIE
8 4 (1.99%) CISM
8 4 (1.99%) CISSP
9 2 (1.00%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.00%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.00%) MCSA
9 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.00%) OSCP
10 1 (0.50%) APMP
10 1 (0.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.99%) PMO
3 4 (1.99%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) NCSC
5 2 (1.00%) GDPR
5 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.97%) Docker
3 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.00%) Firmware
7 2 (1.00%) XenApp
8 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (17.41%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (12.94%) Terraform
3 16 (7.96%) Kubernetes
4 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (4.98%) Ansible
5 10 (4.98%) SCCM
6 8 (3.98%) Puppet
6 8 (3.98%) Suricata
7 7 (3.48%) HP ALM
8 5 (2.49%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.49%) Nessus
9 3 (1.49%) Salt
9 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.00%) CASB
10 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.50%) Avamar
11 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (17.91%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.42%) Red Hat
3 18 (8.96%) Splunk
4 13 (6.47%) Cisco
5 11 (5.47%) Qualys
6 10 (4.98%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.98%) VMware
7 9 (4.48%) HP
8 8 (3.98%) F5
8 8 (3.98%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.48%) Twitter
10 4 (1.99%) Citrix
10 4 (1.99%) Databricks
10 4 (1.99%) Symantec
11 3 (1.49%) AlienVault
11 3 (1.49%) BMC
11 3 (1.49%) Google
11 3 (1.49%) OpenText
11 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.00%) Palo Alto