Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 648 710
Rank change year-on-year +59 +62 +26
Contract jobs citing Runbook 266 194 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 110 97
England median daily rate £469 £415 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.95% -5.68% +3.53%
10th Percentile £350 £249 £313
90th Percentile £619 £578 £593
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £440
% change year-on-year +14.46% -5.68% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
England median hourly rate - £22.49 -
UK median hourly rate - £22.49 -

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 81,416 78,525 83,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.92% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,353 52,544 55,556
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £644 £631 £606
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,177 1,846 2,212
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Runbook in England

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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 22 October 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 +26 122 £513 +5.13% 10
South East +11 71 £438 +37.80% 7
North of England -14 37 £425 +6.25% 3
Midlands -27 19 £413 +7.14% 4
North East +14 14 £456 +7.35%
Yorkshire -5 12 £425 -15.00% 2
East of England +10 11 £350 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -18 11 £395 -1.25%
North West -22 11 £388 +0.65% 1
East Midlands +13 8 £456 +39.31% 4
South West -18 4 £475 - 1
Runbook
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 111 (41.73%) Windows
2 107 (40.23%) Microsoft
3 101 (37.97%) Active Directory
3 101 (37.97%) PowerShell
4 90 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 75 (28.20%) Migration
6 54 (20.30%) Linux
6 54 (20.30%) Office 365
7 52 (19.55%) Security Cleared
8 49 (18.42%) SQL
9 47 (17.67%) SC Cleared
10 46 (17.29%) Finance
11 38 (14.29%) ITIL
12 37 (13.91%) VMware
13 36 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (13.53%) Cisco
14 33 (12.41%) Puppet
14 33 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
15 32 (12.03%) IaaS
16 31 (11.65%) Firewall
17 30 (11.28%) SCCM
17 30 (11.28%) DevOps
17 30 (11.28%) Windows 10
17 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
18 28 (10.53%) SharePoint
19 27 (10.15%) Unix
19 27 (10.15%) Windows Server
20 26 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 26 (9.77%) PaaS

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 28 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.64%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.76%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.63%) Apache
5 7 (2.63%) IIS
6 3 (1.13%) Confluence
6 3 (1.13%) SAS
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.75%) JBoss
7 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.75%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.38%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (3.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.50%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 90 (33.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (20.30%) Office 365
3 32 (12.03%) IaaS
4 28 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (9.77%) PaaS
6 23 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (6.77%) OneDrive
8 9 (3.38%) Yammer
9 4 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.65%) Firewall
2 16 (6.02%) DNS
3 14 (5.26%) HTTP
4 12 (4.51%) SAN
5 10 (3.76%) Internet
5 10 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.76%) WAN
6 9 (3.38%) LAN
7 8 (3.01%) HTTPS
7 8 (3.01%) NAS
7 8 (3.01%) SSL
8 7 (2.63%) VPN
9 6 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.26%) DHCP
9 6 (2.26%) Intranet
9 6 (2.26%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.26%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.88%) Network Security
10 5 (1.88%) NX-OS
10 5 (1.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.89%) Azure SQL Database
2 19 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.88%) Big Data
6 5 (1.88%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.88%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.88%) OLAP
7 4 (1.50%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.50%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (1.50%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (1.13%) Power BI
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 22 (8.27%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.38%) JIRA
2 9 (3.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (3.01%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.88%) GitLab
7 4 (1.50%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (1.50%) LSMW
7 4 (1.50%) Maven
8 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (17.29%) Finance
2 15 (5.64%) Banking
3 5 (1.88%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.13%) Advertising
4 3 (1.13%) Back Office
4 3 (1.13%) Legal
4 3 (1.13%) Publishing
4 3 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.75%) Front Office
5 2 (0.75%) Retail
5 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (11.28%) Windows Engineer
2 28 (10.53%) Architect
3 24 (9.02%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (7.14%) Analyst
4 19 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
5 16 (6.02%) Consultant
5 16 (6.02%) Office 365 Engineer
6 15 (5.64%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (4.89%) Network Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.76%) Release Manager
10 9 (3.38%) Administrator
10 9 (3.38%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (3.38%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.01%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (3.01%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) SharePoint Engineer
11 8 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.51%) Middleware
1 12 (4.51%) SOAP
2 11 (4.14%) RESTful
3 9 (3.38%) JSON
4 8 (3.01%) Java EE
4 8 (3.01%) Software Packaging
5 7 (2.63%) .NET
5 7 (2.63%) LDAP
6 6 (2.26%) REST
6 6 (2.26%) Web Services
6 6 (2.26%) XML
7 4 (1.50%) Ajax
7 4 (1.50%) BAPI
7 4 (1.50%) CSS
7 4 (1.50%) HTML
7 4 (1.50%) jQuery
7 4 (1.50%) WebRTC
7 4 (1.50%) WebSockets
8 2 (0.75%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.26%) User Experience
4 12 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.63%) PKI
7 6 (2.26%) CMDB
7 6 (2.26%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (2.26%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.88%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.50%) Equities
9 4 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.50%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (41.73%) Windows
2 54 (20.30%) Linux
3 30 (11.28%) Windows 10
4 27 (10.15%) Unix
4 27 (10.15%) Windows Server
5 26 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (7.52%) CentOS
7 9 (3.38%) VMS
8 7 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.26%) SUSE
9 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.88%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.88%) Solaris
11 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.13%) AIX
12 3 (1.13%) HPUX
13 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.20%) Migration
2 38 (14.29%) ITIL
3 36 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.28%) DevOps
4 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (9.40%) Data Migration
6 24 (9.02%) Configuration Management
7 22 (8.27%) Analytics
7 22 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (8.27%) Task Automation
8 21 (7.89%) Service Management
9 20 (7.52%) Project Management
9 20 (7.52%) Scrum
10 18 (6.77%) Change Control
11 17 (6.39%) High Availability
11 17 (6.39%) ITSM
12 16 (6.02%) SDLC
13 15 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (5.64%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 101 (37.97%) PowerShell
2 49 (18.42%) SQL
3 18 (6.77%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.02%) Shell Script
5 11 (4.14%) Python
5 11 (4.14%) VBScript
6 10 (3.76%) Java
7 7 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.63%) Perl
8 3 (1.13%) C#
8 3 (1.13%) Go
8 3 (1.13%) VBA
9 2 (0.75%) C++
9 2 (0.75%) Ruby
9 2 (0.75%) Tcl
9 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) C
10 1 (0.38%) Groovy
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 47 (17.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.14%) Degree
4 8 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.63%) CCNA
5 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.26%) CCNP
6 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.88%) CCIE
8 3 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.13%) RHCE
9 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) CEH
9 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.38%) GCIH
9 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.26%) QA
2 5 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.13%) GDPR
3 3 (1.13%) MiFID
3 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.75%) COBIT
4 2 (0.75%) PMO
4 2 (0.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (37.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.38%) Docker
4 9 (3.38%) vSphere
5 7 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 6 (2.26%) vCloud
7 5 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.50%) KVM
8 4 (1.50%) LXC
9 3 (1.13%) SRDF
9 3 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.38%) NFS
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (12.41%) Puppet
2 30 (11.28%) SCCM
3 24 (9.02%) Ansible
4 16 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.64%) Terraform
6 10 (3.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 10 (3.76%) WMI
7 8 (3.01%) SCOrch
8 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.26%) PingFederate
8 6 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.26%) SnapMirror
9 5 (1.88%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.88%) SCOM
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.13%) Mesos
10 3 (1.13%) SnapVault
11 2 (0.75%) Nagios
11 2 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 107 (40.23%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.91%) VMware
3 36 (13.53%) Cisco
4 22 (8.27%) Red Hat
5 18 (6.77%) Ivanti
6 15 (5.64%) NetApp
7 14 (5.26%) Citrix
7 14 (5.26%) F5
7 14 (5.26%) HP
8 12 (4.51%) BMC
8 12 (4.51%) CA
8 12 (4.51%) Oracle
9 11 (4.14%) Remedy
10 10 (3.76%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.38%) ServiceNow
12 8 (3.01%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.63%) Splunk
14 6 (2.26%) EMC
14 6 (2.26%) Google
14 6 (2.26%) Thales