Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for SFIA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SFIA over the 6 months to 15 August 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.

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
England > North East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 90 150
Rank change year-on-year +26 +60 -
Contract jobs citing SFIA 41 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.23% 0.72% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 0.82% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 19 11
North East median daily rate £525 £610 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +19.02% -
10th Percentile £263 £424 £460
90th Percentile £688 £755 £800
England median daily rate £475 £552 £613
% change year-on-year -13.95% -9.88% +42.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £53.00

SFIA 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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,098 1,094 2,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.59% 87.80% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 713 1,464
North East median daily rate £388 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +13.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £255 £257 £224
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 117
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £24.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.39% -11.61% +86.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.16 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.90 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

SFIA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing SFIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for SFIA in the North East

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SFIA in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SFIA in the North East

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SFIA in the North East over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in the North East

SFIA
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SFIA within the North East region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Tyne and Wear +26 36 £525 -13.93% 1
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SFIA 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 North East region with a requirement for SFIA.

1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) Management Information System
3 14 (34.15%) Risk Management
4 13 (31.71%) Project Management
5 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
7 10 (24.39%) Coaching
7 10 (24.39%) Collaborative Working
8 9 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (21.95%) Product Management
8 9 (21.95%) Open Source
8 9 (21.95%) Social Media
8 9 (21.95%) CISSP
8 9 (21.95%) PRINCE2
9 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (19.51%) Scrum
9 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (19.51%) Degree
9 8 (19.51%) Resource Management
9 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Microservices
10 7 (17.07%) ITIL
10 7 (17.07%) Decision-Making
11 6 (14.63%) IT Strategy
11 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
11 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
11 6 (14.63%) IT Governance

SFIA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (12.20%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) SaaS
2 3 (7.32%) PaaS
2 3 (7.32%) Slack
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
4 1 (2.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Unified Communications
2 5 (12.20%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) BGP
3 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) IP Telephony
3 4 (9.76%) Network Security
3 4 (9.76%) OSPF
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.76%) VPN
4 2 (4.88%) Skype
4 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.44%) Intranet
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Big Data
1 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) HBase
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Burp Suite
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) HP UFT
2 3 (7.32%) JMeter
2 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.88%) GitLab
General
1 15 (36.59%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Legal
3 3 (7.32%) Marketing
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (14.63%) Architect
1 6 (14.63%) Technical Architect
2 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 4 (9.76%) Digital Project Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Security Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Security Specialist
3 3 (7.32%) Designer
3 3 (7.32%) Product Owner
3 3 (7.32%) Risk Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Product Owner
3 3 (7.32%) Senior Technical Architect
3 3 (7.32%) Test Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.88%) Engagement Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) Velocity
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) J2EE
4 2 (4.88%) JSON
4 2 (4.88%) Middleware
4 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Management Information System
2 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.95%) Social Media
4 5 (12.20%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (12.20%) User Experience
5 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
5 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (9.76%) RIA
6 1 (2.44%) Blog
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.44%) Taxonomies
6 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) AIX
2 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Risk Management
3 13 (31.71%) Project Management
4 12 (29.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (24.39%) Coaching
5 10 (24.39%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (24.39%) Mentoring
6 9 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (21.95%) Open Source
6 9 (21.95%) PRINCE2
6 9 (21.95%) Product Management
7 8 (19.51%) Microservices
7 8 (19.51%) Resource Management
7 8 (19.51%) Risk Assessment
7 8 (19.51%) Scrum
8 7 (17.07%) Decision-Making
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) IT Strategy
9 6 (14.63%) Service Design
9 6 (14.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) CISSP
2 8 (19.51%) Degree
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (12.20%) CISM
4 5 (12.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (9.76%) CCDP
5 4 (9.76%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) CCNP
5 4 (9.76%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (9.76%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (9.76%) CISMP
5 4 (9.76%) CRISC
5 4 (9.76%) SANS
6 3 (7.32%) APMG
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (4.88%) APMP
7 2 (4.88%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (9.76%) GDPR
2 4 (9.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (7.32%) WCAG
4 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.44%) ISAE 3402
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Nessus
2 2 (4.88%) Ansible
2 2 (4.88%) Grafana
2 2 (4.88%) Prometheus
2 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Cisco
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) Informatica
4 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Meraki