Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 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.

Customer Requirements
England > North of England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 218 226
Rank change year-on-year -29 +8 +21
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 70 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.59% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.82% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 41
North of England median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £313 £225
90th Percentile £519 £513 £445
England median daily rate £413 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -6.29% +9.98% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
North of England median hourly rate £43.26 £41.88 £11.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +275.22% -75.46%
10th Percentile £36.26 £25.17 £8.41
90th Percentile £52.40 £48.25 £42.50
England median hourly rate £22.25 £36.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% +125.00% -57.33%

Customer Requirements 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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10,124 9,846 10,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.79% 85.82% 85.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,704 6,404 6,612
North of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £260 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 395 333
North of England median hourly rate £20.56 £21.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.25% +0.93% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.60 £48.75 £44.95
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% - +11.11%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the North of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the North of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the North of England over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the North of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the North of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the North of England

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the North of England over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the North of England

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the North of England region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Yorkshire +6 31 £381 +8.93% 26
North West -5 23 £388 -16.22% 40
North East -12 16 £425 -8.11% 11
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 of England region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (38.57%) Oracle
3 21 (30.00%) QA
4 19 (27.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 18 (25.71%) Project Management
6 16 (22.86%) Mentoring
7 15 (21.43%) Coaching
7 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 15 (21.43%) SQL
7 15 (21.43%) Windows
8 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 14 (20.00%) JIRA
8 14 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
9 13 (18.57%) Data Engineering
10 12 (17.14%) Hortonworks
10 12 (17.14%) Cloudera
10 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
11 11 (15.71%) Selenium
11 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
11 11 (15.71%) Confluence
11 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.71%) Unix
12 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
12 10 (14.29%) Gatling
13 9 (12.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
13 9 (12.86%) ISEB

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 11 (15.71%) Confluence
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.86%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.14%) Office 365
3 4 (5.71%) GitHub
3 4 (5.71%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.43%) G Suite
5 1 (1.43%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Skype
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) Wireless
3 2 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) BGP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.43%) IOS XR
4 1 (1.43%) OSPF
4 1 (1.43%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
4 1 (1.43%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (7.14%) MySQL
4 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.86%) OLAP
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (2.86%) QlikView
6 1 (1.43%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.43%) DB2
6 1 (1.43%) GIS
6 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) JIRA
2 11 (15.71%) Selenium
3 10 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.29%) Gatling
4 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.29%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.86%) Appium
6 2 (2.86%) Gradle
6 2 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.86%) JUnit
6 2 (2.86%) Maven
6 2 (2.86%) TestNG
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Data Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Office 365 Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Office 365 Project Manager
8 3 (4.29%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Dashboard Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Mortgage Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Data Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) XML
2 6 (8.57%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.14%) OpenSocial
4 3 (4.29%) Web Services
5 2 (2.86%) JDBC
5 2 (2.86%) LDAP
5 2 (2.86%) ODBC
5 2 (2.86%) REST
5 2 (2.86%) SAML
5 2 (2.86%) Spring
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (2.86%) CMDB
3 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Unix
3 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) MVS
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (25.71%) Project Management
4 16 (22.86%) Mentoring
5 15 (21.43%) Coaching
5 15 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 14 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
6 14 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 13 (18.57%) Data Engineering
8 12 (17.14%) Test Scripting
9 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
10 8 (11.43%) Migration
10 8 (11.43%) Open Source
10 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (10.00%) BDD
12 6 (8.57%) MVC
12 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
13 5 (7.14%) PRINCE2
13 5 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) SQL
2 10 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.14%) PHP
4 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) C#
7 1 (1.43%) JCL
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.86%) ISEB
2 9 (12.86%) ISTQB
2 9 (12.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 2 (2.86%) MCSA
5 2 (2.86%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.43%) CCNA
6 1 (1.43%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.43%) SCOM
2 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.43%) vRealize
2 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (38.57%) Oracle
2 12 (17.14%) Cloudera
2 12 (17.14%) Hortonworks
3 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.57%) SAP
5 4 (5.71%) VMware
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 2 (2.86%) F5
7 2 (2.86%) Juniper
7 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.86%) Splunk
7 2 (2.86%) Tableau
7 2 (2.86%) Xerox
8 1 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.43%) Gemalto
8 1 (1.43%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.43%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.43%) Sitecore