Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 195 239
Rank change year-on-year +91 +44 -30
Contract jobs citing SFIA 101 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.91% 0.34% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 0.40% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 19 1
North West median daily rate £530 £501 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.89% -13.71% +5.45%
England median daily rate £500 £460 £420
% change year-on-year +8.70% +9.52% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 4,400 5,001 6,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.33% 84.28% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 3,235 4,134
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 167 288
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £26.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.36% -17.71% +67.10%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £51.50 £51.30
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 February 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 February 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 +42 48 £500 -5.88%
Manchester - 40 £575 - 4
Cheshire +8 17 £525 +26.51%
Merseyside +11 1 £500 -
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (51.49%) Open Source
3 33 (32.67%) Software Engineering
4 30 (29.70%) Java
4 30 (29.70%) Finance
4 30 (29.70%) Collaborative Working
5 29 (28.71%) Mentoring
6 28 (27.72%) Microservices
6 28 (27.72%) Risk Management
6 28 (27.72%) ITIL
7 27 (26.73%) Linux
7 27 (26.73%) Project Management
7 27 (26.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (25.74%) MongoDB
8 26 (25.74%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (25.74%) Coaching
8 26 (25.74%) Node.js
9 25 (24.75%) User Stories
9 25 (24.75%) Management Information System
10 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
10 23 (22.77%) BDD
11 22 (21.78%) Confluence
11 22 (21.78%) JIRA
11 22 (21.78%) SQL
11 22 (21.78%) PRINCE2
11 22 (21.78%) Scrum
12 21 (20.79%) IT Governance
12 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
12 21 (20.79%) Test Automation

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 22 (21.78%) Confluence
2 3 (2.97%) CMS
2 3 (2.97%) SAS
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.99%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.79%) Slack
2 15 (14.85%) PaaS
2 15 (14.85%) SaaS
3 10 (9.90%) IaaS
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) Firewall
2 9 (8.91%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (6.93%) FTP
3 7 (6.93%) Intranet
4 2 (1.98%) Skype
4 2 (1.98%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.74%) MongoDB
1 26 (25.74%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (18.81%) MySQL
2 19 (18.81%) NoSQL
3 11 (10.89%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.96%) DB2
4 4 (3.96%) OLAP
4 4 (3.96%) OLTP
4 4 (3.96%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.98%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.98%) Big Data
5 2 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.98%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.98%) HBase
5 2 (1.98%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (21.78%) JIRA
2 21 (20.79%) Git (software)
3 19 (18.81%) Cucumber
4 15 (14.85%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.89%) Jasmine
5 11 (10.89%) JUnit
6 2 (1.98%) ERwin
7 1 (0.99%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.99%) JMeter
7 1 (0.99%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.99%) Selenium
7 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (29.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.97%) Legal
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (16.83%) Architect
2 14 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (11.88%) Technical Architect
4 11 (10.89%) Developer
4 11 (10.89%) Software Engineer
5 10 (9.90%) Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Senior Architect
5 10 (9.90%) Senior Technical Architect
6 9 (8.91%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Data Architect
7 8 (7.92%) Java Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Java Software Developer
7 8 (7.92%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Security Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Security Operations Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.94%) Senior Manager
10 5 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) Node.js
2 20 (19.80%) REST
3 8 (7.92%) JSON
4 6 (5.94%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) CSS
6 4 (3.96%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.96%) HTML
6 4 (3.96%) Velocity
6 4 (3.96%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) XSD
6 4 (3.96%) XSLT
7 1 (0.99%) Middleware
7 1 (0.99%) RESTful
7 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.75%) Management Information System
2 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.87%) Social Media
3 13 (12.87%) User Experience
4 7 (6.93%) CESG
4 7 (6.93%) Cyberattack
5 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.99%) Clustering
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.99%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.73%) Linux
1 27 (26.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.96%) Windows
3 2 (1.98%) Unix
3 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (75.25%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (51.49%) Open Source
3 33 (32.67%) Software Engineering
4 30 (29.70%) Collaborative Working
5 29 (28.71%) Mentoring
6 28 (27.72%) ITIL
6 28 (27.72%) Microservices
6 28 (27.72%) Risk Management
7 27 (26.73%) Project Management
7 27 (26.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (25.74%) Coaching
9 25 (24.75%) User Stories
10 23 (22.77%) BDD
11 22 (21.78%) PRINCE2
11 22 (21.78%) Scrum
12 21 (20.79%) IT Governance
12 21 (20.79%) Test Automation
13 20 (19.80%) TDD
14 19 (18.81%) Problem Management
15 18 (17.82%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (29.70%) Java
2 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
3 22 (21.78%) SQL
4 11 (10.89%) Python
5 7 (6.93%) COBOL
6 5 (4.95%) VB
7 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.96%) VBA
7 4 (3.96%) XPath
8 3 (2.97%) Perl
8 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (17.82%) CISSP
2 16 (15.84%) Degree
3 11 (10.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (9.90%) CCDP
4 10 (9.90%) CCNP
4 10 (9.90%) Chartered Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (9.90%) CISM
5 9 (8.91%) GCED
5 9 (8.91%) GCFA
5 9 (8.91%) GCIA
5 9 (8.91%) GCIH
5 9 (8.91%) GIAC
5 9 (8.91%) GREM
5 9 (8.91%) GSEC
5 9 (8.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (6.93%) CCIE
7 4 (3.96%) APMG
7 4 (3.96%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) CESG Infosec
1 7 (6.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 7 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) P3O
3 1 (0.99%) PMO
3 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (4.95%) XenApp
1 5 (4.95%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.99%) Docker
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (3.96%) Puppet
3 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 3 (2.97%) SCCM
4 1 (0.99%) Nessus
4 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
1 16 (15.84%) Red Hat
2 10 (9.90%) Cisco
3 5 (4.95%) Citrix
3 5 (4.95%) Ivanti
4 4 (3.96%) EnterpriseDB
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle
5 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.98%) CA
6 2 (1.98%) Informatica
6 2 (1.98%) Tableau
7 1 (0.99%) Symantec
7 1 (0.99%) VMware