Period
to 18 October 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 18 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.

Traceability Matrices
UK > England
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 753 798
Rank change year-on-year -24 +45 -44
Contract jobs citing Traceability Matrix 72 95 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.10% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.089% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 63 63
England median daily rate £450 £415 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -11.70% +17.50%
10th Percentile £266 £244 £314
90th Percentile £566 £525 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £411 £450
% change year-on-year +9.62% -8.78% +12.50%
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 81,241 78,493 84,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 52,460 56,108
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,179 1,864 2,221
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
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% +3.45%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Traceability Matrix in England over the 6 months to 18 October 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 18 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
South East -8 25 £358 +2.14%
London -22 25 £470 +4.44% 4
North of England -26 9 £325 -25.80%
North West -14 5 £313 -16.67%
South West - 5 £340 -
East of England -12 4 £700 +55.56% 1
Yorkshire -18 4 £575 +31.28%
Midlands -35 3 - - 2
East Midlands +1 2 - -
West Midlands -32 1 - - 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Traceability Matrix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.94%) Finance
3 20 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (23.61%) Business Analysis
5 15 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
6 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
6 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
6 14 (19.44%) JIRA
6 14 (19.44%) QA
7 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.67%) Use Case
8 12 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (15.28%) User Stories
9 11 (15.28%) Defect Management
9 11 (15.28%) UML
9 11 (15.28%) Project Management
9 11 (15.28%) Migration
9 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (13.89%) GAP Analysis
10 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
11 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
12 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.11%) Validation
13 7 (9.72%) Regression Testing
13 7 (9.72%) Scrum
13 7 (9.72%) Configuration Management
13 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
13 7 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 7 (9.72%) Release Management

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 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.56%) Confluence
3 3 (4.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (5.56%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) PaaS
1 4 (5.56%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Bluetooth
2 2 (2.78%) VLAN
2 2 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) JIRA
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) GitLab
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) JMeter
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.78%) TestRail
3 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Retail
3 4 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.17%) Automotive
4 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.39%) Billing
6 1 (1.39%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Business Analyst
3 9 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 6 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 6 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) CRM Business Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Financial Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Senior Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) ERP Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) ERP Business Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.17%) Asset Management Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
3 1 (1.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) RESTful
3 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.94%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Life Science
4 3 (4.17%) Equities
4 3 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.17%) Infotainment
4 3 (4.17%) LIMS
4 3 (4.17%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) CMDB
6 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) STB
6 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Linux
2 4 (5.56%) Unix
3 3 (4.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) AIX
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) Business Analysis
3 15 (20.83%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (19.44%) Test Strategy
4 14 (19.44%) Waterfall
5 12 (16.67%) Use Case
5 12 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.28%) Defect Management
6 11 (15.28%) Migration
6 11 (15.28%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (15.28%) Project Management
6 11 (15.28%) UML
6 11 (15.28%) User Stories
7 10 (13.89%) GAP Analysis
7 10 (13.89%) Risk Management
8 9 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 8 (11.11%) Validation
10 7 (9.72%) Release Management
10 7 (9.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) ACCA
3 4 (5.56%) CIMA
3 4 (5.56%) ISEB
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.78%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) CISSP
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) QA
2 4 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (5.56%) GCP
2 4 (5.56%) GLP
2 4 (5.56%) GMP
2 4 (5.56%) GxP
3 2 (2.78%) PMO
3 2 (2.78%) SLA
4 1 (1.39%) GDPR
4 1 (1.39%) HL7
4 1 (1.39%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.17%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.39%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) SAP
3 3 (4.17%) Fujitsu
3 3 (4.17%) HP
3 3 (4.17%) Siebel
4 2 (2.78%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix
5 1 (1.39%) comScore
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) Sage