Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 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.

Runbook
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 614 685 711
Rank change year-on-year +71 +26 +32
Contract jobs citing Runbook 258 187 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 109 89
England median daily rate £475 £418 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% -5.11% -2.22%
10th Percentile £361 £240 £313
90th Percentile £630 £628 £608
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +14.46% -5.68% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
England median hourly rate £38.00 £22.49 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.98% - -
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £22.49 -
% change year-on-year +68.98% - -

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 83,301 81,780 81,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.79% 86.06% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,889 55,114 54,414
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 2,083 1,882 2,266
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% +6.76% +2.27%

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 14 December 2018.

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
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 14 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 +53 123 £525 +5.00% 5
South East -5 49 £450 +20.00% 4
North of England +15 47 £425 +10.39% 5
North East +21 23 £460 +47.20%
Midlands -21 16 £413 +8.55% 1
East of England -3 14 £413 +17.86% 2
Yorkshire -5 12 £425 -15.00% 1
North West -16 12 £400 +3.56% 4
West Midlands -25 9 £404 +0.94%
East Midlands +7 7 £475 +45.04% 1
South West -27 4 £475 - 3
Runbook
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 95 (36.82%) Windows
2 91 (35.27%) Microsoft
3 82 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (31.01%) PowerShell
5 76 (29.46%) Active Directory
6 65 (25.19%) Migration
7 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
8 53 (20.54%) SQL
9 49 (18.99%) Linux
10 47 (18.22%) SC Cleared
11 43 (16.67%) Finance
12 42 (16.28%) ITIL
13 40 (15.50%) Cisco
13 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
14 38 (14.73%) Office 365
15 37 (14.34%) Firewall
16 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (13.18%) VMware
17 34 (13.18%) IaaS
17 34 (13.18%) DevOps
18 32 (12.40%) Puppet
19 31 (12.02%) Azure Active Directory
20 29 (11.24%) Windows Server
20 29 (11.24%) PaaS
21 28 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 27 (10.47%) Unix
23 26 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
24 25 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
24 25 (9.69%) JavaScript
24 25 (9.69%) Configuration Management

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 18 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.71%) Apache
3 7 (2.71%) IIS
3 7 (2.71%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.55%) Confluence
6 3 (1.16%) CICS
6 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.78%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) SAS
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 82 (31.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (14.73%) Office 365
3 34 (13.18%) IaaS
4 31 (12.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (11.24%) PaaS
6 26 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (3.88%) OneDrive
8 7 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.33%) Sumo Logic
10 5 (1.94%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.94%) Yammer
11 3 (1.16%) SaaS
12 1 (0.39%) GitHub
12 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (14.34%) Firewall
2 17 (6.59%) HTTP
3 15 (5.81%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.43%) SAN
5 12 (4.65%) Internet
6 11 (4.26%) DNS
6 11 (4.26%) NAS
7 10 (3.88%) HTTPS
8 8 (3.10%) iSCSI
8 8 (3.10%) NX-OS
8 8 (3.10%) SSL
8 8 (3.10%) VPN
8 8 (3.10%) WAN
9 7 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (2.71%) Network Security
10 6 (2.33%) DAB
10 6 (2.33%) LAN
11 5 (1.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (1.94%) Intranet
11 5 (1.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 18 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.94%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.94%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.16%) Big Data
6 3 (1.16%) Easytrieve
6 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.16%) OLAP
7 2 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.78%) Power BI
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (8.91%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.26%) JIRA
2 11 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.94%) GitLab
4 5 (1.94%) Maven
5 4 (1.55%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (1.16%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.39%) Subversion
8 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.39%) TestDirector
General
1 43 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Banking
3 5 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.55%) Back Office
5 3 (1.16%) Retail
6 2 (0.78%) Front Office
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (12.02%) Architect
2 24 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
3 21 (8.14%) Automation Engineer
4 18 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
5 17 (6.59%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (5.43%) Release Manager
7 13 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (4.26%) Analyst
8 11 (4.26%) Azure DevOps
8 11 (4.26%) Consultant
8 11 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (3.49%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (3.10%) Administrator
11 8 (3.10%) AWS Engineer
11 8 (3.10%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.10%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (2.71%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.59%) Middleware
2 13 (5.04%) RESTful
3 10 (3.88%) SOAP
4 9 (3.49%) JSON
5 8 (3.10%) Java EE
6 7 (2.71%) .NET
6 7 (2.71%) XML
7 6 (2.33%) LDAP
8 5 (1.94%) Web Services
9 4 (1.55%) Ajax
9 4 (1.55%) CSS
9 4 (1.55%) HTML
9 4 (1.55%) jQuery
9 4 (1.55%) WebRTC
9 4 (1.55%) WebSockets
10 3 (1.16%) REST
10 3 (1.16%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.78%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.78%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.75%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 11 (4.26%) User Experience
5 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.71%) PKI
5 7 (2.71%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.33%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.55%) CMDB
8 4 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.55%) Equities
8 4 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.16%) Derivative
9 3 (1.16%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 95 (36.82%) Windows
2 49 (18.99%) Linux
3 29 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 28 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (10.47%) Unix
6 20 (7.75%) CentOS
7 16 (6.20%) Windows 10
8 8 (3.10%) VMS
8 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.33%) SUSE
10 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.16%) HPUX
11 3 (1.16%) Solaris
12 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.39%) AIX
13 1 (0.39%) OS/400
13 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.19%) Migration
2 42 (16.28%) ITIL
3 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (13.18%) DevOps
6 25 (9.69%) Configuration Management
7 21 (8.14%) Analytics
7 21 (8.14%) ITSM
7 21 (8.14%) Project Management
8 20 (7.75%) Data Migration
8 20 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 19 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (7.36%) Scrum
9 19 (7.36%) Service Management
10 18 (6.98%) Task Automation
11 17 (6.59%) SDLC
12 16 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.20%) High Availability
12 16 (6.20%) OO
13 13 (5.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 80 (31.01%) PowerShell
2 53 (20.54%) SQL
3 25 (9.69%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.20%) Shell Script
5 13 (5.04%) Python
6 12 (4.65%) VBScript
7 10 (3.88%) Java
8 9 (3.49%) Perl
9 8 (3.10%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.16%) C#
10 3 (1.16%) Go
10 3 (1.16%) JCL
10 3 (1.16%) Ruby
10 3 (1.16%) Tcl
10 3 (1.16%) VBA
11 2 (0.78%) C++
11 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.78%) VB
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
12 1 (0.39%) RPG
Qualifications
1 57 (22.09%) Security Cleared
2 47 (18.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (5.04%) CCNP
5 9 (3.49%) Degree
6 7 (2.71%) CCNA
6 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.33%) CCDP
7 6 (2.33%) CCIE
8 5 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.16%) RHCE
11 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.16%) MiFID
2 3 (1.16%) PMO
3 2 (0.78%) COBIT
3 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.88%) Docker
4 8 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.71%) vSphere
6 6 (2.33%) vCloud
7 5 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (1.55%) KVM
8 4 (1.55%) LXC
9 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.16%) SRDF
9 3 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.39%) NFS
10 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 32 (12.40%) Puppet
2 22 (8.53%) Ansible
3 18 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.98%) Terraform
4 16 (6.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 15 (5.81%) SCCM
6 10 (3.88%) WMI
7 6 (2.33%) Kubernetes
7 6 (2.33%) PingFederate
7 6 (2.33%) SCOrch
7 6 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.55%) Mesos
8 4 (1.55%) SnapMirror
9 3 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.16%) SCOM
9 3 (1.16%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.78%) Nagios
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 91 (35.27%) Microsoft
2 40 (15.50%) Cisco
3 34 (13.18%) VMware
4 22 (8.53%) Red Hat
5 20 (7.75%) HP
6 14 (5.43%) F5
7 13 (5.04%) CA
7 13 (5.04%) NetApp
8 12 (4.65%) BMC
8 12 (4.65%) Citrix
8 12 (4.65%) Remedy
9 11 (4.26%) Ivanti
10 10 (3.88%) CheckPoint
10 10 (3.88%) Oracle
11 8 (3.10%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.71%) Google
12 7 (2.71%) Splunk
13 6 (2.33%) AppDynamics
13 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.33%) Thales