Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 649 615 661
Rank change year-on-year -34 +46 +47
Contract jobs citing Runbook 163 240 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 146 79
England median daily rate £377 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.22% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £200 £303 £240
90th Percentile £600 £625 £541
UK median daily rate £379 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -15.78% +2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
England median hourly rate £41.12 - £37.50
10th Percentile £26.52 - £36.25
90th Percentile £43.41 - £38.75
UK median hourly rate £41.12 - £37.50

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 72,676 79,604 72,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.37% 86.78% 85.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,273 52,866 47,627
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 1,949 2,169 1,910
England median hourly rate £25.43 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.28
UK median hourly rate £25.38 £21.53 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.91% -13.90% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +33 94 £390 -22.00% 6
South East -45 28 £400 - 1
East of England +10 21 £340 +25.93%
Midlands +12 12 £450 +7.46% 1
West Midlands +10 8 £450 +28.57%
North of England +15 6 £356 -10.94%
East Midlands +23 4 £350 -25.33% 1
North West +18 3 £300 -3.23%
Yorkshire +13 3 £488 +21.88%
South West -32 1 £438 -7.89% 1
Runbook
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 54 (33.13%) Migration
2 48 (29.45%) Finance
3 41 (25.15%) DevOps
4 39 (23.93%) ITIL
5 29 (17.79%) Linux
6 28 (17.18%) Jenkins
7 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
7 26 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
8 25 (15.34%) Active Directory
8 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
8 25 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (14.72%) JIRA
9 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
9 24 (14.72%) Windows
9 24 (14.72%) Python
9 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (14.11%) Firewall
10 23 (14.11%) Data Centre
11 22 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (12.27%) PowerShell
12 20 (12.27%) Bash Shell
12 20 (12.27%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (12.27%) SharePoint
13 19 (11.66%) Red Hat
13 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (11.04%) Scrum
14 18 (11.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (10.43%) Kanban

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 20 (12.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.84%) Apache
4 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.23%) IIS
5 2 (1.23%) JBoss
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) CICS
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.61%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.61%) nginx
6 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.91%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (7.98%) Office 365
4 11 (6.75%) Datadog
5 9 (5.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 9 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (5.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (4.29%) Power Platform
7 6 (3.68%) IaaS
8 5 (3.07%) Force.com
9 4 (2.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.45%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.45%) PaaS
9 4 (2.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.11%) Firewall
2 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (5.52%) Network Security
3 9 (5.52%) SNMP
4 8 (4.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (4.91%) SAN
5 7 (4.29%) DNS
6 6 (3.68%) VPN
7 5 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (3.07%) Skype
7 5 (3.07%) WAN
8 4 (2.45%) Internet
8 4 (2.45%) NX-OS
9 3 (1.84%) DHCP
9 3 (1.84%) LAN
10 2 (1.23%) BGP
10 2 (1.23%) MPLS
10 2 (1.23%) OSPF
10 2 (1.23%) SMTP
10 2 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.43%) Big Data
2 7 (4.29%) Power BI
3 4 (2.45%) GIS
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.23%) PowerPivot
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.61%) HDInsight
6 1 (0.61%) OLAP
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (17.18%) Jenkins
2 25 (15.34%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.72%) JIRA
4 13 (7.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (5.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (4.91%) Ant
7 6 (3.68%) Selenium
8 2 (1.23%) GitLab
8 2 (1.23%) Maven
8 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.23%) Toad
8 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.61%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 48 (29.45%) Finance
2 7 (4.29%) Banking
3 6 (3.68%) Law
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Billing
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (14.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (11.66%) Analyst
3 17 (10.43%) Network Engineer
4 12 (7.36%) Consultant
5 11 (6.75%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.13%) SOC Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.91%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.29%) Author
9 7 (4.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Lead DevOps
9 7 (4.29%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.29%) Technical Author
10 6 (3.68%) Development Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.68%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (3.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) LDAP
1 6 (3.68%) REST
2 4 (2.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.84%) JSON
3 3 (1.84%) XML
4 2 (1.23%) Java EE
4 2 (1.23%) XSLT
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.61%) ADO
5 1 (0.61%) Ajax
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) HTML
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) SOAP
5 1 (0.61%) Spring
5 1 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.13%) CMDB
3 8 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (2.45%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.23%) LPAR
6 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Tandem
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) IVR
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) PKI
7 1 (0.61%) VSAM
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (17.79%) Linux
2 24 (14.72%) Windows
3 18 (11.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (6.75%) Unix
5 7 (4.29%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.23%) AIX
7 2 (1.23%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (33.13%) Migration
2 41 (25.15%) DevOps
3 39 (23.93%) ITIL
4 25 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (14.72%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (11.66%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (11.04%) Scrum
8 17 (10.43%) Kanban
9 16 (9.82%) Product Management
10 14 (8.59%) Service Management
11 12 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (7.36%) High Availability
11 12 (7.36%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (6.75%) Epics
12 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure as Code
12 11 (6.75%) Problem Management
12 11 (6.75%) Test Automation
12 11 (6.75%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.72%) Python
2 20 (12.27%) Bash Shell
2 20 (12.27%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.98%) Perl
4 11 (6.75%) SQL
5 10 (6.13%) Ruby
6 9 (5.52%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.29%) Java
8 4 (2.45%) C#
9 2 (1.23%) C
9 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.23%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) Go
10 1 (0.61%) JCL
10 1 (0.61%) PHP
10 1 (0.61%) Scala
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.04%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (8.59%) CCNA
5 9 (5.52%) Degree
6 7 (4.29%) CCNP
7 6 (3.68%) CISSP
7 6 (3.68%) GCFE
7 6 (3.68%) GCIH
7 6 (3.68%) GIAC
7 6 (3.68%) SANS
8 3 (1.84%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.23%) CCIE
9 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.23%) MCSA
9 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.23%) RHCE
10 1 (0.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) Docker
3 6 (3.68%) Firmware
3 6 (3.68%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.84%) NFS
5 3 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) LXC
7 1 (0.61%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (8.59%) Ansible
3 12 (7.36%) Puppet
4 8 (4.91%) Terraform
5 6 (3.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 6 (3.68%) CSIRT
5 6 (3.68%) SCCM
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.45%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.45%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.84%) SCOM
7 3 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.23%) Suricata
9 1 (0.61%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.61%) Netcool
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.61%) Salt
9 1 (0.61%) TADDM
Vendors
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.66%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.20%) Cisco
4 9 (5.52%) VMware
5 8 (4.91%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.91%) Splunk
6 6 (3.68%) F5
6 6 (3.68%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.07%) BMC
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle
7 5 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.07%) Twitter
8 3 (1.84%) CA
8 3 (1.84%) IBM
8 3 (1.84%) Qualys
8 3 (1.84%) Remedy
9 2 (1.23%) Google
9 2 (1.23%) Novell
9 2 (1.23%) Sun
9 2 (1.23%) Tufin