Period
to 18 December 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 18 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.

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 53 136
Rank change year-on-year -35 +83 -
Contract jobs citing SFIA 18 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.35% 3.85% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 4.51% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 74 24
North East median daily rate £525 £535 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +12.39% -
10th Percentile £375 £413 £414
90th Percentile £688 £750 £644
England median daily rate £485 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -7.62% +10.53% +29.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 1,181 1,043 2,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 88.86% 85.42% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 704 1,536
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% -11.11%
10th Percentile £268 £244 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 97
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.86% -23.58% +55.88%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.78 £11.05
90th Percentile £45.15 £50.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

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 18 December 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 18 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
Tyne and Wear -34 14 £550 +2.80%
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (27.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (22.22%) RIA
5 4 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) GDPR
5 4 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (22.22%) Microservices
5 4 (22.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 3 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) User Experience

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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
1 2 (11.11%) Slack
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) BGP
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) OSPF
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) GitLab
2 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) JMeter
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (5.56%) Burp Suite
3 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.56%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 4 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Interaction Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Product Owner
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Interaction Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) Velocity
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (22.22%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (22.22%) RIA
3 3 (16.67%) Social Media
3 3 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Coaching
2 6 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (27.78%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (22.22%) Microservices
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 3 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (11.11%) CISM
5 1 (5.56%) APMG
5 1 (5.56%) CCDP
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
5 1 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.56%) CISMP
5 1 (5.56%) CRISC
5 1 (5.56%) PCI QSA
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (22.22%) GDPR
2 4 (22.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (5.56%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Grafana
1 2 (11.11%) Prometheus
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Informatica
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) Meraki
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat