Period
to 18 December 2017

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 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.

Customer Requirements
England > South East
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 173 173
Rank change year-on-year -75 0 -21
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 132 216 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.78% 1.34% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.63% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 132
South East median daily rate £375 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% -5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £151 £225 £275
90th Percentile £473 £575 £523
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 23
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -52.50% +188.29%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.50 £14.15
90th Percentile £48.13 £44.28 £48.75
England median hourly rate £30.50 £26.59 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -33.53% +66.67%

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 14015 13268 15559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.89% 82.51% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8455 7961 9376
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 532 624
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.25 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.87% -7.34% +55.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017.

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 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
Hampshire -27 69 £375 +17.19% 11
Thames Valley -34 51 £395 -11.73% 10
Berkshire -21 34 £400 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -31 12 £285 -40.00% 3
Surrey -26 7 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 5 £160 -74.40% 3
Middlesex +1 3 - -
East Sussex +6 2 £460 - 3
West Sussex -12 1 - -
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 South East region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 27 (20.45%) Telecoms
1 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
1 27 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (18.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (18.18%) Windows
4 23 (17.42%) Cisco
4 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
5 21 (15.91%) Firewall
6 20 (15.15%) Service Delivery
6 20 (15.15%) ITIL
6 20 (15.15%) Linux
6 20 (15.15%) DNS
7 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
8 16 (12.12%) Citrix
9 15 (11.36%) Project Management
9 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (11.36%) Finance
9 15 (11.36%) Degree
9 15 (11.36%) Analytics
10 14 (10.61%) Load Balancing
10 14 (10.61%) Network Security
11 13 (9.85%) Office 365
11 13 (9.85%) NetScaler
11 13 (9.85%) VMware
11 13 (9.85%) Service Management
11 13 (9.85%) DHCP
11 13 (9.85%) Remedy
12 12 (9.09%) Internet
12 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.09%) Management Information System

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 8 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.03%) IIS
4 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.76%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.85%) Office 365
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.52%) IaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.76%) Force.com
5 1 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) Firewall
2 20 (15.15%) DNS
3 14 (10.61%) Network Security
4 13 (9.85%) DHCP
4 13 (9.85%) NetScaler
5 12 (9.09%) Internet
6 10 (7.58%) SSL
6 10 (7.58%) Wireless
7 9 (6.82%) WAN
8 8 (6.06%) Skype
8 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.06%) VPN
9 6 (4.55%) LTE
9 6 (4.55%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.79%) LAN
10 5 (3.79%) MVNO
11 4 (3.03%) BGP
11 4 (3.03%) MPLS
11 4 (3.03%) OSPF
11 4 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (6.06%) QlikView
2 6 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.03%) MS Access
4 2 (1.52%) DB2
4 2 (1.52%) Informix
4 2 (1.52%) MySQL
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) Power BI
5 1 (0.76%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) MSI
2 1 (0.76%) Ant
2 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.76%) Toad
General
1 27 (20.45%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.36%) Finance
3 5 (3.79%) Marketing
4 3 (2.27%) Billing
5 2 (1.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (21.97%) Analyst
2 17 (12.88%) Network Engineer
3 15 (11.36%) Architect
4 13 (9.85%) Consultant
5 11 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Administrator
7 5 (3.79%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (3.79%) Senior Manager
7 5 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.03%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.03%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.27%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.27%) Business Process Analyst
9 3 (2.27%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.27%) Report Analyst
9 3 (2.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.58%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.52%) Middleware
3 2 (1.52%) REST
3 2 (1.52%) SOAP
3 2 (1.52%) WAP
4 1 (0.76%) .NET
4 1 (0.76%) Ajax
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.76%) Visualforce
4 1 (0.76%) WSDL
4 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.03%) CESG
5 4 (3.03%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.27%) Clustering
6 3 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.52%) BBC
7 2 (1.52%) CMDB
7 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.52%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.76%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.18%) Windows
2 20 (15.15%) Linux
3 12 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (7.58%) Unix
5 7 (5.30%) CentOS
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) Android
7 3 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.52%) Solaris
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.15%) ITIL
1 20 (15.15%) Service Delivery
2 15 (11.36%) Analytics
2 15 (11.36%) Project Management
3 14 (10.61%) Load Balancing
4 13 (9.85%) Service Management
5 12 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 11 (8.33%) Migration
7 10 (7.58%) Validation
8 9 (6.82%) Change Management
8 9 (6.82%) Presales
9 8 (6.06%) Data Analytics
9 8 (6.06%) Email Filtering
9 8 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (6.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (5.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.30%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.33%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) Python
2 7 (5.30%) R
3 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.03%) Java
4 4 (3.03%) Perl
4 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.27%) VBScript
6 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.76%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.76%) C
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) SOQL
7 1 (0.76%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.36%) Degree
4 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.03%) MCITP
6 2 (1.52%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.52%) CCNA
6 2 (1.52%) CCNP
6 2 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.52%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.52%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.52%) MCSE
6 2 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.52%) RHCE
6 2 (1.52%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.76%) CCIE
7 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.27%) QA
4 2 (1.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.76%) ECSS
5 1 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 23 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.27%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.27%) XenApp
4 3 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.52%) KVM
5 2 (1.52%) vCloud
5 2 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Intune
1 5 (3.79%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.03%) Netcool
3 3 (2.27%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.27%) SCCM
3 3 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.52%) CloudForms
4 2 (1.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.52%) vRealize
5 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.76%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 25 (18.94%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.42%) Cisco
3 16 (12.12%) Citrix
4 13 (9.85%) Remedy
4 13 (9.85%) VMware
5 11 (8.33%) Dell
6 10 (7.58%) CheckPoint
6 10 (7.58%) Extreme Networks
7 8 (6.06%) Motorola
8 7 (5.30%) Juniper
8 7 (5.30%) Oracle
9 6 (4.55%) HP
10 5 (3.79%) BMC
10 5 (3.79%) Ericsson
10 5 (3.79%) Huawei
10 5 (3.79%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.03%) EMC
11 4 (3.03%) F5
11 4 (3.03%) NetApp
11 4 (3.03%) SAP