Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 144 206
Rank change year-on-year -31 +62 +30
Contract jobs citing SFIA 43 59 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 1.04% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.26% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 92 25
North West median daily rate £476 £605 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.26% +9.91% -0.90%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £329
90th Percentile £715 £750 £675
England median daily rate £475 £535 £513
% change year-on-year -11.21% +4.39% +44.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £53.00
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,862 4,680 5,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.90% 82.28% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,087 2,987 3,760
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 205 178
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.73 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.53 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

SFIA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SFIA in the North West

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SFIA in the North West

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SFIA in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in the North West

SFIA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Lancashire -17 27 £475 -22.13%
Manchester -19 16 £533 -7.71%
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 West region with a requirement for SFIA.

1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) Collaborative Working
3 14 (32.56%) User Experience
4 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
5 12 (27.91%) BDD
5 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
6 11 (25.58%) Open Source
6 11 (25.58%) Microservices
7 10 (23.26%) Coaching
7 10 (23.26%) Confluence
7 10 (23.26%) Finance
7 10 (23.26%) JIRA
7 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
7 10 (23.26%) ITIL
7 10 (23.26%) Service Management
8 9 (20.93%) Degree
8 9 (20.93%) REST
8 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
8 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (20.93%) Slack
9 8 (18.60%) Change Management
9 8 (18.60%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
10 7 (16.28%) Data Management
10 7 (16.28%) IT Governance
10 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (16.28%) Front End Development
10 7 (16.28%) Jenkins

SFIA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (23.26%) Confluence
2 3 (6.98%) SAS
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.33%) nginx
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (2.33%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Slack
2 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.30%) IaaS
2 4 (9.30%) PaaS
2 4 (9.30%) SaaS
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.98%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) BGP
2 3 (6.98%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Firepower
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (6.98%) DHCP
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) Network Security
2 3 (6.98%) OSPF
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
2 3 (6.98%) WAN
2 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.95%) Big Data
3 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (9.30%) Apache Hive
4 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
5 3 (6.98%) Blockchain
5 3 (6.98%) Data Lake
5 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.98%) MySQL
6 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.65%) DB2
6 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.65%) HBase
6 2 (4.65%) Pentaho
6 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
7 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JIRA
2 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
4 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
5 5 (11.63%) Burp Suite
5 5 (11.63%) JMeter
5 5 (11.63%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.65%) ERwin
8 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.33%) JUnit
8 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Designer
2 6 (13.95%) Senior Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Interaction Designer
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Technical Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Data Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Service Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Lead Data Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) REST
2 6 (13.95%) CSS
2 6 (13.95%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
3 3 (6.98%) Node.js
4 2 (4.65%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (4.65%) Kafka
4 2 (4.65%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.65%) Spring
4 2 (4.65%) Spring Batch
4 2 (4.65%) Spring Boot
4 2 (4.65%) Spring Security
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) Middleware
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) User Experience
2 12 (27.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (13.95%) Social Media
5 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.33%) Clustering
7 1 (2.33%) CMDB
7 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
7 1 (2.33%) Photography
7 1 (2.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (9.30%) Windows
4 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (76.74%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Collaborative Working
2 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
3 13 (30.23%) Mentoring
4 12 (27.91%) BDD
5 11 (25.58%) Microservices
5 11 (25.58%) Open Source
6 10 (23.26%) Coaching
6 10 (23.26%) ITIL
6 10 (23.26%) Service Management
7 8 (18.60%) Change Management
7 8 (18.60%) Project Management
8 7 (16.28%) Data Management
8 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
8 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (16.28%) Front End Development
8 7 (16.28%) IT Governance
8 7 (16.28%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 7 (16.28%) UX Design
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) CCDP
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.98%) CCIE
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) GIAC
5 1 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) CISM
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) WCAG
2 4 (9.30%) QA
3 3 (6.98%) Data Quality
4 2 (4.65%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Nessus
2 3 (6.98%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) Terraform
3 2 (4.65%) Grafana
3 2 (4.65%) Graylog
4 1 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco
2 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) BMC
3 3 (6.98%) F5
3 3 (6.98%) Infoblox
3 3 (6.98%) Informatica
3 3 (6.98%) Meraki
3 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
3 3 (6.98%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) AlienVault
4 2 (4.65%) ArcSight
4 2 (4.65%) CA
4 2 (4.65%) LogRhythm
4 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.65%) Splunk
4 2 (4.65%) Tableau
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) OpenText