Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 195 245
Rank change year-on-year +63 +50 -45
Contract jobs citing SFIA 78 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.28% 0.081%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 0.33% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 20 7
North West median daily rate £577 £460 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.43% -17.12% +0.91%
10th Percentile £408 £328 £330
90th Percentile £750 £650 £616
England median daily rate £528 £476 £388
% change year-on-year +10.82% +22.84% -27.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £20.74

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 4612 5477 7051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.46% 84.33% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2974 3557 4314
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £588 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 159 285
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -18.97% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.23 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
% change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 +31 37 £573 +11.71% 5
Manchester - 27 £577 - 1
Cheshire +16 18 £530 +24.71%
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SFIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SFIA.

1 47 (60.26%) Open Source
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (42.31%) MongoDB
3 33 (42.31%) PostgreSQL
4 30 (38.46%) Coaching
5 29 (37.18%) Microservices
5 29 (37.18%) Mentoring
5 29 (37.18%) Java
5 29 (37.18%) SQL
6 28 (35.90%) Software Engineering
7 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (34.62%) Linux
8 25 (32.05%) Git (software)
8 25 (32.05%) Node.js
9 24 (30.77%) Confluence
9 24 (30.77%) TDD
9 24 (30.77%) JIRA
9 24 (30.77%) Finance
10 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
10 23 (29.49%) BDD
10 23 (29.49%) REST
10 23 (29.49%) Test Automation
10 23 (29.49%) Slack
11 22 (28.21%) NoSQL
11 22 (28.21%) MySQL
12 21 (26.92%) ITIL
12 21 (26.92%) User Stories
13 20 (25.64%) Management Information System
13 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
14 18 (23.08%) Risk Management

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 24 (30.77%) Confluence
2 7 (8.97%) SAS
3 2 (2.56%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.49%) Slack
2 6 (7.69%) PaaS
2 6 (7.69%) SaaS
3 4 (5.13%) Office 365
4 3 (3.85%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) FTP
2 3 (3.85%) Intranet
2 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (42.31%) MongoDB
1 33 (42.31%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (28.21%) MySQL
2 22 (28.21%) NoSQL
3 10 (12.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.69%) Apache Hive
4 6 (7.69%) Big Data
4 6 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (7.69%) Data Lake
4 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.69%) HBase
4 6 (7.69%) Pentaho
5 4 (5.13%) DB2
5 4 (5.13%) OLAP
5 4 (5.13%) OLTP
5 4 (5.13%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.28%) Ingres
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (32.05%) Git (software)
2 24 (30.77%) JIRA
3 20 (25.64%) Cucumber
4 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.82%) Jasmine
5 10 (12.82%) JUnit
6 6 (7.69%) ERwin
7 2 (2.56%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.28%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.28%) JMeter
8 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 24 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Architect
2 13 (16.67%) Developer
3 12 (15.38%) Data Architect
3 12 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Java Software Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineer
5 10 (12.82%) Technical Architect
6 8 (10.26%) Java Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) Lead Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Java Software Engineer
7 7 (8.97%) Senior Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Senior Technical Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Lead Data Architect
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.05%) Node.js
2 23 (29.49%) REST
3 6 (7.69%) XML
4 4 (5.13%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 4 (5.13%) XSD
4 4 (5.13%) XSLT
5 2 (2.56%) Velocity
5 2 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) HTML
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware
6 1 (1.28%) RESTful
6 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Social Media
3 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) CESG
5 3 (3.85%) Cyber Attack
5 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.56%) Clustering
6 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Linux
1 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (60.26%) Open Source
2 46 (58.97%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.46%) Coaching
4 29 (37.18%) Mentoring
4 29 (37.18%) Microservices
5 28 (35.90%) Software Engineering
6 24 (30.77%) TDD
7 23 (29.49%) BDD
7 23 (29.49%) Test Automation
8 21 (26.92%) ITIL
8 21 (26.92%) User Stories
9 18 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
9 18 (23.08%) Project Management
9 18 (23.08%) Risk Management
10 17 (21.79%) IT Governance
10 17 (21.79%) SDLC
11 16 (20.51%) Scrum
12 15 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (17.95%) Data Management
13 14 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (37.18%) Java
1 29 (37.18%) SQL
2 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 7 (8.97%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) VB
6 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.13%) VBA
6 4 (5.13%) XPath
7 3 (3.85%) COBOL
8 2 (2.56%) Perl
8 2 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) CISSP
2 7 (8.97%) CCDP
2 7 (8.97%) CCNP
2 7 (8.97%) Chartered Engineer
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.97%) CISM
2 7 (8.97%) Degree
2 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (6.41%) CCIE
3 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.85%) GCED
4 3 (3.85%) GCFA
4 3 (3.85%) GCIA
4 3 (3.85%) GCIH
4 3 (3.85%) GIAC
4 3 (3.85%) GREM
4 3 (3.85%) GSEC
5 2 (2.56%) APMG
5 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.85%) CESG Infosec
3 3 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) PMO
4 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (3.85%) XenApp
1 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Puppet
2 3 (3.85%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) Ansible
3 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Nessus
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
1 14 (17.95%) Red Hat
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco
2 7 (8.97%) Oracle
3 6 (7.69%) CA
3 6 (7.69%) Informatica
3 6 (7.69%) Tableau
4 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 4 (5.13%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (3.85%) AppSense
7 2 (2.56%) Pega
7 2 (2.56%) VMware
8 1 (1.28%) Apple