Period
to 18 August 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 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 West
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 186 214
Rank change year-on-year +44 +28 +19
Contract jobs citing SFIA 77 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.26% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 39 20
North West median daily rate £475 £610 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.13% +27.08% -9.43%
10th Percentile £363 £462 £425
90th Percentile £638 £755 £675
England median daily rate £475 £544 £613
% change year-on-year -12.60% -11.27% +42.44%
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 5,189 4,772 6,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.59% 82.63% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,287 2,916 3,899
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 200 188
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +37.25% -14.20%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £51.78
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 August 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 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
Manchester +11 42 £450 -20.84% 2
Lancashire +13 34 £525 -13.93%
Cheshire -9 1 £687 -3.99%
SFIA
England

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

1 61 (79.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Open Source
3 32 (41.56%) Finance
4 30 (38.96%) Project Management
5 29 (37.66%) PRINCE2
6 26 (33.77%) ITIL
7 25 (32.47%) Management Information System
8 24 (31.17%) Data Management
8 24 (31.17%) Collaborative Working
9 22 (28.57%) Coaching
10 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 21 (27.27%) Resource Management
11 19 (24.68%) SQL
12 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (23.38%) MongoDB
13 17 (22.08%) Problem Management
13 17 (22.08%) Degree
13 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
13 17 (22.08%) Mentoring
13 17 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (20.78%) Availability Management
14 16 (20.78%) Microservices
14 16 (20.78%) Network Design
14 16 (20.78%) Service Management
14 16 (20.78%) CISM
14 16 (20.78%) CISSP
14 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (20.78%) CCNP
14 16 (20.78%) CCDP
14 16 (20.78%) Cisco

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 11 (14.29%) Confluence
1 11 (14.29%) SAS
2 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.30%) nginx
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) PaaS
1 16 (20.78%) SaaS
2 11 (14.29%) Slack
3 9 (11.69%) IaaS
4 3 (3.90%) Office 365
5 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) BGP
2 4 (5.19%) DHCP
2 4 (5.19%) DNS
2 4 (5.19%) IP Telephony
2 4 (5.19%) Network Security
2 4 (5.19%) OSPF
2 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.19%) VPN
2 4 (5.19%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) DMARC
3 1 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.38%) MongoDB
2 12 (15.58%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (11.69%) Big Data
4 7 (9.09%) Apache Hive
4 7 (9.09%) Data Lake
4 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.79%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (7.79%) DB2
5 6 (7.79%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.79%) HBase
5 6 (7.79%) MySQL
5 6 (7.79%) Pentaho
6 5 (6.49%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.60%) Blockchain
8 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 11 (14.29%) JIRA
2 10 (12.99%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.79%) ERwin
3 6 (7.79%) HP UFT
4 5 (6.49%) Jasmine
4 5 (6.49%) JMeter
4 5 (6.49%) JUnit
4 5 (6.49%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.19%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (41.56%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Architect
3 9 (11.69%) Technical Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Designer
5 7 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 7 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Digital Project Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Interaction Designer
6 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Technical Architect
6 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Designer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 4 (5.19%) ITIL Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Lead Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Planning Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) REST
2 6 (7.79%) CSS
2 6 (7.79%) HTML
2 6 (7.79%) Node.js
3 2 (2.60%) Velocity
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.30%) J2EE
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) Kafka
4 1 (1.30%) Middleware
4 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.30%) Spring
4 1 (1.30%) Spring Batch
4 1 (1.30%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.30%) Spring Security
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.47%) Management Information System
2 15 (19.48%) User Experience
3 12 (15.58%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (14.29%) Social Media
5 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.30%) Clustering
7 1 (1.30%) CMDB
7 1 (1.30%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.30%) Photography
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 11 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.09%) Unix
4 6 (7.79%) Windows
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (79.22%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) Open Source
3 30 (38.96%) Project Management
4 29 (37.66%) PRINCE2
5 26 (33.77%) ITIL
6 24 (31.17%) Collaborative Working
6 24 (31.17%) Data Management
7 22 (28.57%) Coaching
8 21 (27.27%) Resource Management
9 18 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (22.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (22.08%) Mentoring
10 17 (22.08%) Problem Management
10 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
11 16 (20.78%) Availability Management
11 16 (20.78%) Microservices
11 16 (20.78%) Network Design
11 16 (20.78%) Service Management
12 15 (19.48%) IT Governance
12 15 (19.48%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) SQL
2 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.09%) Java
4 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.60%) Perl
5 2 (2.60%) Python
5 2 (2.60%) VB
5 2 (2.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 16 (20.78%) CCDP
2 16 (20.78%) CCNP
2 16 (20.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (20.78%) CISM
2 16 (20.78%) CISSP
3 15 (19.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 15 (19.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (10.39%) CCIE
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.60%) APMG
6 2 (2.60%) APMP
6 2 (2.60%) CIPD
7 1 (1.30%) GIAC
7 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 7 (9.09%) Data Quality
3 4 (5.19%) WCAG
4 1 (1.30%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.79%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (6.49%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.60%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.30%) Docker
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (5.19%) Nessus
2 3 (3.90%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) Grafana
4 1 (1.30%) Graylog
4 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) Cisco
3 13 (16.88%) Oracle
4 11 (14.29%) Informatica
5 7 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.79%) CA
6 6 (7.79%) Tableau
7 5 (6.49%) Citrix
7 5 (6.49%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
8 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.30%) AlienVault
9 1 (1.30%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.30%) HP
9 1 (1.30%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.30%) Splunk
9 1 (1.30%) Symantec
9 1 (1.30%) VMware