Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 201 222
Rank change year-on-year +95 +21 -
Contract jobs citing SFIA 122 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.11% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.088% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 3 11
North West median daily rate £475 £501 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.09% +11.22% -
10th Percentile £363 £311 £425
90th Percentile £638 £530 £500
England median daily rate £475 £413 £595
% change year-on-year +15.15% -30.67% +34.08%
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 4,940 4,530 6,406
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.33% 83.43% 83.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,111 2,788 3,904
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £258 £240 £251
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 199 232
North West median hourly rate £21.74 £36.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.61% +21.01% +32.22%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.60 £49.58
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 - 62 £475 - 1
Lancashire +38 53 £475 -5.09%
Cheshire -7 8 £478 +72.69%
Merseyside +16 1 £500 -
SFIA
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 99 (81.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.72%) Open Source
3 48 (39.34%) Finance
4 45 (36.89%) Project Management
5 41 (33.61%) PRINCE2
6 39 (31.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (30.33%) Management Information System
7 37 (30.33%) ITIL
8 36 (29.51%) Collaborative Working
9 34 (27.87%) Risk Management
10 32 (26.23%) Data Management
10 32 (26.23%) Decision-Making
11 30 (24.59%) Coaching
12 29 (23.77%) Resource Management
13 28 (22.95%) Software Engineering
13 28 (22.95%) CISSP
14 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
14 27 (22.13%) Problem Management
14 27 (22.13%) Mentoring
14 27 (22.13%) SaaS
14 27 (22.13%) PaaS
15 25 (20.49%) Microservices
15 25 (20.49%) Degree
15 25 (20.49%) Scrum
16 23 (18.85%) Product Management
17 22 (18.03%) IT Governance
17 22 (18.03%) Network Design
18 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 21 (17.21%) Chartered Engineer
18 21 (17.21%) CISM

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 17 (13.93%) Confluence
2 10 (8.20%) SAS
3 5 (4.10%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.46%) CMS
5 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.82%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (22.13%) PaaS
1 27 (22.13%) SaaS
2 16 (13.11%) IaaS
2 16 (13.11%) Slack
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) Firewall
2 8 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.92%) FTP
3 6 (4.92%) Intranet
4 4 (3.28%) BGP
4 4 (3.28%) DHCP
4 4 (3.28%) DNS
4 4 (3.28%) IP Telephony
4 4 (3.28%) Network Security
4 4 (3.28%) OSPF
4 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.28%) VPN
4 4 (3.28%) WAN
5 3 (2.46%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.64%) Skype
7 1 (0.82%) DMARC
7 1 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) MongoDB
2 16 (13.11%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (8.20%) MySQL
3 10 (8.20%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.92%) Big Data
4 6 (4.92%) Data Lake
4 6 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.10%) Apache Hive
5 5 (4.10%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.10%) DB2
5 5 (4.10%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.10%) HBase
5 5 (4.10%) Pentaho
6 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.82%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 17 (13.93%) JIRA
3 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.20%) Jasmine
4 10 (8.20%) JUnit
5 6 (4.92%) HP UFT
5 6 (4.92%) JMeter
5 6 (4.92%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.10%) Burp Suite
6 5 (4.10%) ERwin
7 2 (1.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.82%) SonarQube
General
1 48 (39.34%) Finance
2 4 (3.28%) Legal
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (15.57%) Architect
3 13 (10.66%) Technical Architect
4 12 (9.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (9.02%) Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Designer
7 9 (7.38%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.56%) Digital Project Manager
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Architect
8 8 (6.56%) Senior Technical Architect
9 6 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.92%) ITIL Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Planning Manager
9 6 (4.92%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 6 (4.92%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) Node.js
2 15 (12.30%) REST
3 8 (6.56%) CSS
4 7 (5.74%) HTML
4 7 (5.74%) JSON
5 5 (4.10%) Velocity
6 4 (3.28%) Web Services
7 3 (2.46%) XML
8 1 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.82%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.82%) RESTful
8 1 (0.82%) SOAP
8 1 (0.82%) XSD
8 1 (0.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (30.33%) Management Information System
2 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (15.57%) User Experience
3 14 (11.48%) Social Media
4 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.92%) CESG
5 6 (4.92%) Cyberattack
6 5 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.10%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.82%) Clustering
8 1 (0.82%) CMDB
8 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (16.39%) Linux
1 20 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (5.74%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) Unix
3 5 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (81.15%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (46.72%) Open Source
3 45 (36.89%) Project Management
4 41 (33.61%) PRINCE2
5 39 (31.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (30.33%) ITIL
7 36 (29.51%) Collaborative Working
8 34 (27.87%) Risk Management
9 32 (26.23%) Data Management
9 32 (26.23%) Decision-Making
10 30 (24.59%) Coaching
11 29 (23.77%) Resource Management
12 28 (22.95%) Software Engineering
13 27 (22.13%) Mentoring
13 27 (22.13%) Problem Management
14 25 (20.49%) Microservices
14 25 (20.49%) Scrum
15 23 (18.85%) Product Management
16 22 (18.03%) IT Governance
16 22 (18.03%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) SQL
2 17 (13.93%) Java
2 17 (13.93%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.02%) Python
4 6 (4.92%) COBOL
5 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.10%) Perl
5 5 (4.10%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.46%) VB
6 3 (2.46%) VBA
7 1 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) CISSP
2 25 (20.49%) Degree
3 21 (17.21%) CCDP
3 21 (17.21%) CCNP
3 21 (17.21%) Chartered Engineer
3 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (17.21%) CISM
3 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 21 (17.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (9.84%) CCIE
5 8 (6.56%) GCED
5 8 (6.56%) GCFA
5 8 (6.56%) GCIA
5 8 (6.56%) GCIH
5 8 (6.56%) GIAC
5 8 (6.56%) GREM
5 8 (6.56%) GSEC
6 7 (5.74%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.10%) APMG
8 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) CESG Infosec
1 6 (4.92%) Data Quality
1 6 (4.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.92%) QA
2 5 (4.10%) WCAG
3 1 (0.82%) P3O
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (7.38%) XenApp
2 7 (5.74%) XenDesktop
3 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.64%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) IBM BigFix
2 5 (4.10%) Ansible
2 5 (4.10%) Nessus
2 5 (4.10%) Puppet
3 3 (2.46%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.82%) SCCM
5 1 (0.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.21%) Cisco
3 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.20%) Oracle
5 9 (7.38%) Citrix
5 9 (7.38%) Informatica
5 9 (7.38%) Ivanti
6 5 (4.10%) CA
6 5 (4.10%) ServiceNow
6 5 (4.10%) Tableau
7 2 (1.64%) Apple
7 2 (1.64%) Symantec
7 2 (1.64%) VMware
8 1 (0.82%) EnterpriseDB