Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Customer Requirements
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 228 187
Rank change year-on-year +33 -41 -19
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 202 146 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.23% 0.90% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.07% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 73 112
South East median daily rate £425 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £288 £153 £220
90th Percentile £563 £475 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 24
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +9.89% -39.33%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.75 £56.13
England median hourly rate £17.16 £30.00 £28.18
% change year-on-year -42.80% +6.46% -24.85%

Customer Requirements 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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,136 13,696 14,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.18% 83.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 8,196 8,678
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 460 586
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Customer Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the South East

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the South East

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the South East

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the South East

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the South East

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Thames Valley +23 75 £425 +14.86% 38
Hampshire -15 74 £450 +28.57% 31
Berkshire +5 42 £425 +8.97% 17
Buckinghamshire +36 32 £375 -16.67% 11
West Sussex - 23 £428 - 16
Surrey -13 12 £438 +9.38% 15
Kent - 6 £375 -
East Sussex +2 4 £450 - 8
Middlesex +10 1 - -
Oxfordshire +4 1 - - 10
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 South East region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 46 (22.77%) Microsoft
1 46 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 41 (20.30%) Oracle
3 40 (19.80%) Degree
4 36 (17.82%) SQL
4 36 (17.82%) Java
5 35 (17.33%) Finance
6 33 (16.34%) Telecoms
6 33 (16.34%) Windows
6 33 (16.34%) SC Cleared
7 31 (15.35%) ITIL
8 27 (13.37%) XML
8 27 (13.37%) Project Management
9 26 (12.87%) Microsoft Excel
9 26 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (11.88%) Test Scripting
11 22 (10.89%) Validation
12 21 (10.40%) SAP
12 21 (10.40%) ISEB
13 20 (9.90%) ISTQB
13 20 (9.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (9.41%) Active Directory
14 19 (9.41%) Unix
15 18 (8.91%) Web Services
15 18 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (8.42%) Decision-Making
17 16 (7.92%) Linux
18 15 (7.43%) SCCM
18 15 (7.43%) Hadoop

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (6.93%) Apache
2 11 (5.45%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.45%) WebLogic
3 10 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (4.46%) Jupyter
5 6 (2.97%) Confluence
5 6 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.48%) NetWeaver
6 5 (2.48%) SAP EP
7 4 (1.98%) Apache Pig
7 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.99%) IIS
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (12.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (4.46%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.50%) Maya
4 1 (0.50%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (2.48%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.99%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.48%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.98%) Force.com
3 4 (1.98%) Heroku
4 3 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (1.49%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 2 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.99%) Office 365
5 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.45%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (4.95%) 5G
3 9 (4.46%) DAB
3 9 (4.46%) LTE
3 9 (4.46%) VoLTE
3 9 (4.46%) WAN
4 8 (3.96%) 3GPP
4 8 (3.96%) GSM
4 8 (3.96%) LAN
4 8 (3.96%) UMTS
5 7 (3.47%) Firewall
5 7 (3.47%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.97%) SNMP
7 5 (2.48%) HTTP
7 5 (2.48%) SSL
8 2 (0.99%) DNS
8 2 (0.99%) VPN
8 2 (0.99%) Wireless
9 1 (0.50%) 2G
9 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.43%) Hadoop
2 9 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (3.96%) Oracle Exadata
4 7 (3.47%) Big Data
4 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 5 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.98%) Data Lake
7 4 (1.98%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.98%) Impala
7 4 (1.98%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.98%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.98%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.49%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 12 (5.94%) JIRA
1 12 (5.94%) Toad
2 10 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.47%) Selenium
3 7 (3.47%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.97%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.48%) Cucumber
5 5 (2.48%) Gatling
6 4 (1.98%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.49%) Subversion
8 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.99%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.50%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.50%) Gradle
9 1 (0.50%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.50%) XMLUnit
General
1 35 (17.33%) Finance
2 33 (16.34%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.47%) Legal
4 4 (1.98%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.49%) Billing
6 2 (0.99%) Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Avionics
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (27.72%) Analyst
2 40 (19.80%) Architect
3 21 (10.40%) Test Analyst
4 16 (7.92%) Developer
5 15 (7.43%) Business Analyst
6 9 (4.46%) Administrator
6 9 (4.46%) Performance Engineer
7 8 (3.96%) Data Centre Engineer
7 8 (3.96%) Project Engineer
7 8 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 6 (2.97%) Consultant
9 6 (2.97%) Radio Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.48%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.48%) Lead Architect
10 5 (2.48%) Resource Coordinator
10 5 (2.48%) SAP Architect
11 4 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (1.98%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.37%) XML
2 18 (8.91%) Web Services
3 10 (4.95%) Natural Language Processing
3 10 (4.95%) SOAP
4 9 (4.46%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (4.46%) TensorFlow
5 6 (2.97%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.48%) CSS
6 5 (2.48%) HTML
6 5 (2.48%) SAP Fiori
6 5 (2.48%) SAP PI
6 5 (2.48%) SAPUI5
7 4 (1.98%) .NET
7 4 (1.98%) jQuery
7 4 (1.98%) Kafka
8 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.49%) Ajax
8 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.49%) LDAP
8 3 (1.49%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.93%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.95%) PMI
5 8 (3.96%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.48%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.48%) User Experience
8 4 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.98%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.98%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.49%) PKI
10 2 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.99%) FMCG
10 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.34%) Windows
2 19 (9.41%) Unix
3 16 (7.92%) Linux
4 10 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (4.46%) SUSE
6 5 (2.48%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.49%) AIX
8 3 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.50%) CentOS
10 1 (0.50%) Solaris
10 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.35%) ITIL
2 27 (13.37%) Project Management
3 26 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (11.88%) Test Scripting
5 22 (10.89%) Validation
6 18 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (8.42%) Decision-Making
8 15 (7.43%) Open Source
9 14 (6.93%) Analytics
10 13 (6.44%) DevOps
10 13 (6.44%) User Stories
11 12 (5.94%) Change Management
12 11 (5.45%) Migration
12 11 (5.45%) Network Planning
12 11 (5.45%) Project Planning
12 11 (5.45%) Service Delivery
12 11 (5.45%) SOA
13 10 (4.95%) Business Analysis
13 10 (4.95%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.82%) Java
1 36 (17.82%) SQL
2 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.95%) Python
4 8 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.47%) C
6 6 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.48%) ABAP
7 5 (2.48%) C++
8 3 (1.49%) C#
9 2 (0.99%) Java 8
9 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.99%) Perl
9 2 (0.99%) SOQL
10 1 (0.50%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
10 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (22.77%) Security Cleared
2 40 (19.80%) Degree
3 33 (16.34%) SC Cleared
4 21 (10.40%) ISEB
5 20 (9.90%) ISTQB
5 20 (9.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (5.94%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.45%) PMI Certification
7 11 (5.45%) PMP
8 10 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.99%) APMP
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.99%) MBA
10 2 (0.99%) MCSE
10 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.50%) CCDE
11 1 (0.50%) CWDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.45%) SLA
2 7 (3.47%) QA
3 6 (2.97%) PMO
4 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.96%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.48%) Firmware
4 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.99%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) iptables
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.50%) Samba
6 1 (0.50%) vCloud
6 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.43%) SCCM
2 10 (4.95%) Kibana
3 9 (4.46%) logstash
4 5 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.48%) Puppet
4 5 (2.48%) SCOM
4 5 (2.48%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.49%) Ansible
5 3 (1.49%) Terraform
6 2 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.99%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.50%) Nessus
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 46 (22.77%) Microsoft
2 41 (20.30%) Oracle
3 21 (10.40%) SAP
4 12 (5.94%) Remedy
5 11 (5.45%) VMware
5 11 (5.45%) webMethods
6 9 (4.46%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.96%) Actix
7 8 (3.96%) CA
7 8 (3.96%) Fujitsu
7 8 (3.96%) Mapinfo
8 7 (3.47%) Huawei
9 5 (2.48%) Ariba
9 5 (2.48%) Samsung
9 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.98%) Citrix
10 4 (1.98%) HP
10 4 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.49%) Cisco
11 3 (1.49%) IBM