Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 197 183
Rank change year-on-year -13 -14 -40
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 181 176 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.06% 1.10% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.32% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 122
South East median daily rate £415 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.90% -2.07% -5.54%
10th Percentile £277 £196 £239
90th Percentile £538 £475 £500
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 22
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £23.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% -40.26% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.81 £10.76 £9.53
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.90 £57.25
England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -3.78% -52.00% +0.67%

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 14,510 13,337 15,474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.06% 83.40% 82.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,613 7,751 9,482
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 518 568
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.01% -16.77% +11.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.79
90th Percentile £51.63 £50.33 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -2 85 £415 +18.57% 22
Hampshire -27 70 £450 +26.76% 20
Berkshire -19 57 £425 +6.25% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 26 £385 +24.94% 5
Surrey -14 12 £373 -12.24% 6
West Sussex +4 9 £560 +9.27% 5
Middlesex +5 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire +1 2 - - 3
East Sussex 0 2 - - 7
Kent - 1 - - 5
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 39 (21.55%) Finance
3 37 (20.44%) Project Management
4 36 (19.89%) Telecoms
5 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
6 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
7 29 (16.02%) SQL
8 28 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (14.92%) Windows
9 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (14.36%) Data Modelling
10 26 (14.36%) Degree
11 24 (13.26%) ITIL
12 23 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
14 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
15 19 (10.50%) SAP
16 18 (9.94%) Project Planning
17 17 (9.39%) SLA
18 16 (8.84%) SAP BW
18 16 (8.84%) Oracle
18 16 (8.84%) Firewall
18 16 (8.84%) Test Scripting
18 16 (8.84%) Analytics
19 15 (8.29%) JavaScript
19 15 (8.29%) Linux
20 14 (7.73%) Cisco
20 14 (7.73%) PMP
21 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
21 13 (7.18%) SAP FI

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 6 (3.31%) Apache
2 5 (2.76%) Confluence
3 4 (2.21%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) IIS
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.55%) SAS
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.52%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.42%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.55%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 13 (7.18%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.76%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.55%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.55%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Primavera
5 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.31%) SaaS
3 3 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (1.66%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
4 2 (1.10%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) Force.com
5 1 (0.55%) Heroku
5 1 (0.55%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.84%) Firewall
2 11 (6.08%) Radio Access Network
3 10 (5.52%) 3GPP
3 10 (5.52%) Cisco ISE
4 9 (4.97%) 5G
4 9 (4.97%) LTE
4 9 (4.97%) VoLTE
5 8 (4.42%) GSM
5 8 (4.42%) UMTS
6 7 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (3.87%) HTTP
7 6 (3.31%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.31%) Cisco Firepower
7 6 (3.31%) LAN
7 6 (3.31%) WAN
8 4 (2.21%) DOCSIS
8 4 (2.21%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.66%) SNMP
9 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.66%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.84%) SAP BW
2 13 (7.18%) Big Data
3 11 (6.08%) Data Lake
3 11 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 10 (5.52%) SAP HANA
5 7 (3.87%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.31%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.31%) Power BI
6 6 (3.31%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.21%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.21%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (2.21%) Impala
8 4 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.66%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (4.97%) JIRA
2 8 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.42%) Selenium
2 8 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.87%) Subversion
3 7 (3.87%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.76%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.21%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.21%) DbUnit
6 4 (2.21%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.21%) Gatling
6 4 (2.21%) HttpUnit
6 4 (2.21%) JMeter
6 4 (2.21%) JUnit
6 4 (2.21%) Maven
6 4 (2.21%) XMLUnit
7 3 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.55%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (21.55%) Finance
2 36 (19.89%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.87%) Billing
4 5 (2.76%) Aerospace
4 5 (2.76%) Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Digital Economy
6 3 (1.66%) Games
6 3 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.10%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.10%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Avionics
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (21.55%) Analyst
2 27 (14.92%) Architect
3 21 (11.60%) Consultant
4 20 (11.05%) Developer
5 12 (6.63%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.63%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.63%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (4.97%) Data Centre Engineer
6 9 (4.97%) Performance Engineer
6 9 (4.97%) Project Engineer
6 9 (4.97%) SAP BW Consultant
7 8 (4.42%) Security Architect
8 6 (3.31%) Billing Analyst
8 6 (3.31%) Radio Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Designer
9 5 (2.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.76%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) XML
2 9 (4.97%) jQuery
2 9 (4.97%) Web Services
3 8 (4.42%) CSS
3 8 (4.42%) HTML
3 8 (4.42%) SOAP
4 6 (3.31%) .NET
5 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.76%) Ajax
5 5 (2.76%) Java EE
5 5 (2.76%) JSON
5 5 (2.76%) REST
5 5 (2.76%) Spring
6 4 (2.21%) Akka
6 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.21%) Dojo
6 4 (2.21%) Sass
6 4 (2.21%) Servlets
6 4 (2.21%) Spring MVC
6 4 (2.21%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.52%) PMI
5 8 (4.42%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.76%) Replication
7 5 (2.76%) User Experience
8 4 (2.21%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.21%) Clustering
9 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.66%) PKI
9 3 (1.66%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.10%) CCTV
10 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.92%) Windows
2 15 (8.29%) Linux
3 9 (4.97%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.76%) Unix
5 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.66%) AIX
6 3 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.44%) Project Management
2 28 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (14.92%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.36%) Data Modelling
5 24 (13.26%) ITIL
6 18 (9.94%) Project Planning
7 16 (8.84%) Analytics
7 16 (8.84%) Test Scripting
8 13 (7.18%) Decision-Making
8 13 (7.18%) Supplier Relationship Management
9 12 (6.63%) Migration
9 12 (6.63%) Network Planning
9 12 (6.63%) Validation
10 11 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.52%) Data Centre Operations
11 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.97%) Open Source
12 9 (4.97%) Performance Engineering
12 9 (4.97%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.02%) SQL
2 15 (8.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (6.08%) Java
4 7 (3.87%) C++
5 6 (3.31%) C#
6 5 (2.76%) Perl
6 5 (2.76%) Python
7 4 (2.21%) Java 8
7 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.66%) C
8 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.10%) PHP
9 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.55%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.55%) R
10 1 (0.55%) VB
10 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.57%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.36%) Degree
4 14 (7.73%) PMP
5 13 (7.18%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (6.63%) PMI Certification
7 11 (6.08%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.97%) CCIE
9 6 (3.31%) ISEB
10 5 (2.76%) CCNP
11 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.21%) MCSE
11 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.66%) APMP
12 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.66%) CCNA
12 3 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.39%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (2.76%) QA
4 4 (2.21%) GDPR
4 4 (2.21%) PMO
5 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.10%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.10%) DO-254
5 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.10%) MIL-STD-1553
6 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.55%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.87%) vSphere
3 4 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.10%) Docker
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.55%) iptables
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.87%) Puppet
2 6 (3.31%) SCCM
3 5 (2.76%) Ansible
3 5 (2.76%) SCOM
4 3 (1.66%) Terraform
5 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.10%) Nessus
6 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) Kibana
6 1 (0.55%) QRadar
6 1 (0.55%) SELinux
6 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.50%) SAP
3 16 (8.84%) Oracle
4 14 (7.73%) Cisco
5 11 (6.08%) VMware
6 8 (4.42%) Actix
6 8 (4.42%) Huawei
6 8 (4.42%) Mapinfo
7 7 (3.87%) NetApp
7 7 (3.87%) Palo Alto
8 6 (3.31%) Infoblox
8 6 (3.31%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.31%) Sophos
9 5 (2.76%) Remedy
9 5 (2.76%) Samsung
10 4 (2.21%) IBM
10 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.21%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.66%) Databricks
11 3 (1.66%) Fujitsu