Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Traceability Matrix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Traceability Matrix over the 6 months to 21 July 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.

Traceability Matrices
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 745 782
Rank change year-on-year -21 +37 -30
Contract jobs citing Traceability Matrix 96 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.100% 0.090%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 56
England median daily rate £425 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% +26.71%
10th Percentile £277 £300 £313
90th Percentile £570 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Traceability Matrix 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 81,574 75,234 85,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 85.14% 84.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 49,567 57,202
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,262 1,939 2,055
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.35 £11.72
90th Percentile £50.50 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%

Traceability Matrix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Traceability Matrix in England

Traceability Matrix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Traceability Matrix in England

Traceability Matrix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Traceability Matrix in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Traceability Matrix 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 Traceability Matrix in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Traceability Matrix in England

Traceability Matrix
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 Traceability Matrix within the England region over the 6 months to 21 July 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 -43 37 £475 +4.17%
South East +2 33 £413 -14.95% 2
East of England -8 10 £413 -5.71%
South West +9 7 £346 +15.42% 1
North of England -14 7 £325 -25.80% 2
North West -7 5 £325 -13.33%
Yorkshire -17 2 - - 2
Midlands -22 2 - - 1
East Midlands +6 1 - - 1
West Midlands -40 1 - -
Traceability Matrix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Traceability Matrix 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 Traceability Matrix.

1 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 27 (28.13%) Use Case
2 27 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (27.08%) Business Analysis
4 22 (22.92%) UML
5 20 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 17 (17.71%) Test Strategy
6 17 (17.71%) QA
7 16 (16.67%) JIRA
7 16 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (15.63%) User Stories
9 14 (14.58%) Validation
9 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
10 13 (13.54%) Migration
10 13 (13.54%) MS Visio
10 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (11.46%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (11.46%) ISEB
12 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
12 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.42%) Software Testing
13 10 (10.42%) Project Management
13 10 (10.42%) Defect Management
14 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
14 9 (9.38%) SQL

Traceability Matrix
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 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.17%) SAS
3 3 (3.13%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) Documentum
4 1 (1.04%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) MS Visio
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.17%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.17%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.04%) Maximo
3 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.04%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.04%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) SaaS
2 4 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) VLAN
2 2 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) 2G
3 1 (1.04%) 3G
3 1 (1.04%) 4G
3 1 (1.04%) Firewall
3 1 (1.04%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) INAP
3 1 (1.04%) Intranet
3 1 (1.04%) M3UA
3 1 (1.04%) OpenFlow
3 1 (1.04%) SCCP
3 1 (1.04%) SCTP
3 1 (1.04%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (1.04%) SMPP
3 1 (1.04%) SNMP
3 1 (1.04%) TCAP
3 1 (1.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.04%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) JIRA
2 5 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.04%) JMeter
3 1 (1.04%) Selenium
3 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 14 (14.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.38%) Retail
4 8 (8.33%) Banking
5 5 (5.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (4.17%) Military
7 3 (3.13%) Automotive
8 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.04%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Analyst
2 42 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Architect
4 10 (10.42%) Finance Business Analyst
4 10 (10.42%) Financial Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) BSS Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Telecoms Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) CRM Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) CRM Business Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) ERP Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) ERP Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Commercial Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Commercial Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) SAP Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.04%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (1.04%) Middleware
2 1 (1.04%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Taxonomies
3 5 (5.21%) Life Science
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.21%) User Experience
4 4 (4.17%) LIMS
5 3 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (3.13%) Infotainment
5 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.13%) Smart Meter
5 3 (3.13%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.04%) STB
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Unix
3 4 (4.17%) AIX
4 3 (3.13%) Windows
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.13%) Use Case
3 26 (27.08%) Business Analysis
4 22 (22.92%) UML
5 20 (20.83%) Waterfall
6 17 (17.71%) Test Strategy
7 16 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
8 15 (15.63%) User Stories
9 14 (14.58%) Validation
10 13 (13.54%) Migration
11 12 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (11.46%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
13 10 (10.42%) Defect Management
13 10 (10.42%) Project Management
13 10 (10.42%) Software Testing
14 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 9 (9.38%) Regression Testing
15 8 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.38%) SQL
2 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) ISEB
2 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Degree
4 5 (5.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.17%) ACCA
5 4 (4.17%) CIMA
6 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.08%) PMP
8 1 (1.04%) CISSP
8 1 (1.04%) MCSE
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.71%) QA
2 5 (5.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (5.21%) GCP
2 5 (5.21%) GLP
2 5 (5.21%) GMP
2 5 (5.21%) GxP
3 3 (3.13%) GDPR
4 2 (2.08%) PMO
5 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.21%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) SAP
3 6 (6.25%) Cisco
4 5 (5.21%) HP
4 5 (5.21%) VMware
5 4 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.17%) Siebel
6 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.04%) BT
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix
7 1 (1.04%) comScore
7 1 (1.04%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.04%) IBM