Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 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.

Customer Requirements
England > North of England
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 223 241
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 106 77 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.86% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.81% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 36 58
North of England median daily rate £365 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +3.33% -5.06%
10th Percentile £250 £325 £253
90th Percentile £538 £524 £500
England median daily rate £425 £439 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% +9.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
North of England median hourly rate £13.00 £41.88 £28.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.96% +45.20% -42.32%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.13 £8.51
90th Percentile £31.55 £50.10 £54.27
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.75 £28.18
% change year-on-year -38.74% -1.53% -29.55%

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 10,469 9,488 12,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 85.15% 84.08% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,865 6,170 8,062
North of England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £270 £258 £254
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 347 416
North of England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £20.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% -0.86% +8.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.98 £47.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -12.00% +9.48% +3.80%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 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
Yorkshire 0 49 £367 -8.31% 25
North West -8 44 £370 +2.07% 39
North East -6 14 £315 -10.64% 10
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (23.58%) Oracle
3 22 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (18.87%) Windows
4 20 (18.87%) Finance
5 19 (17.92%) Unix
6 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
6 18 (16.98%) JIRA
7 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 16 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
7 16 (15.09%) SQL
8 15 (14.15%) QA
9 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
10 13 (12.26%) Project Management
10 13 (12.26%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.32%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (11.32%) .NET
11 12 (11.32%) Coaching
12 11 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.38%) MySQL
12 11 (10.38%) PHP
12 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
12 11 (10.38%) MVC
12 11 (10.38%) Unit Testing
12 11 (10.38%) BDD
12 11 (10.38%) Confluence
12 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (10.38%) OpenSocial

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 (10.38%) Confluence
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.89%) IBM Domino
3 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) SAS
3 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.83%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.49%) Office 365
4 8 (7.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (6.60%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (6.60%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (6.60%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.60%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (6.60%) Serverless
5 7 (6.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.77%) Trello
7 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.89%) IaaS
7 2 (1.89%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.43%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.89%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.89%) Skype
3 2 (1.89%) SMS
3 2 (1.89%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.89%) VPN
4 1 (0.94%) SAN
4 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.38%) MySQL
3 9 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (6.60%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 4 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.89%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.89%) Big Data
8 2 (1.89%) QlikView
8 2 (1.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.94%) GIS
9 1 (0.94%) HBase
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (16.98%) JIRA
2 7 (6.60%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.60%) Selenium
3 6 (5.66%) Gatling
4 1 (0.94%) Appium
4 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.94%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.94%) Protractor
4 1 (0.94%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.94%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Banking
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.94%) Automotive
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Analyst
2 16 (15.09%) Developer
3 13 (12.26%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) .NET Developer
4 11 (10.38%) Architect
4 11 (10.38%) Consultant
5 9 (8.49%) Data Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) AWS Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Messaging Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Relationships Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Senior Data Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Automation Consultant
8 4 (3.77%) Exchange Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Resource Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Engineering Manager
9 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.32%) .NET
2 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
2 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (10.38%) OpenSocial
3 7 (6.60%) XML
4 2 (1.89%) Spring
4 2 (1.89%) Web Services
5 1 (0.94%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.77%) NHS
3 4 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Robotics
6 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Windows
2 19 (17.92%) Unix
3 10 (9.43%) Linux
4 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.83%) zOS
7 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (12.26%) Project Management
3 13 (12.26%) Waterfall
4 12 (11.32%) Coaching
4 12 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (11.32%) Test Scripting
5 11 (10.38%) BDD
5 11 (10.38%) MVC
5 11 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (10.38%) TDD
5 11 (10.38%) Unit Testing
6 10 (9.43%) Collaborative Working
6 10 (9.43%) Data Engineering
7 9 (8.49%) Mentoring
8 8 (7.55%) Decision-Making
8 8 (7.55%) DevOps
8 8 (7.55%) Scrum
8 8 (7.55%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.09%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) PHP
3 10 (9.43%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.55%) Python
5 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.83%) ActionScript
7 3 (2.83%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (2.83%) JCL
7 3 (2.83%) Perl
8 2 (1.89%) C++
8 2 (1.89%) Java
8 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.94%) C
9 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) Ruby
9 1 (0.94%) VB
9 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Degree
2 9 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) ISEB
3 6 (5.66%) ISTQB
3 6 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.83%) MCSA
5 3 (2.83%) MCSE
5 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.15%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.94%) Firmware
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.94%) XenApp
3 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Terraform
2 7 (6.60%) Ansible
3 6 (5.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.83%) SCCM
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.94%) Consul
6 1 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.94%) Packer
6 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (23.58%) Oracle
2 18 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Cloudera
3 7 (6.60%) Hortonworks
4 6 (5.66%) Splunk
5 5 (4.72%) VMware
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 4 (3.77%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (2.83%) BMC
7 3 (2.83%) OpenText
7 3 (2.83%) Remedy
7 3 (2.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.89%) Apple
8 2 (1.89%) Computacenter
8 2 (1.89%) Dell
8 2 (1.89%) Google
8 2 (1.89%) Juniper
8 2 (1.89%) McAfee
8 2 (1.89%) Symantec
8 2 (1.89%) Trustwave