Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Minimum Viable Product skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Minimum Viable Product over the 6 months to 9 December 2019 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.

Minimum Viable Product
England > South East
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 316 386 366
Rank change year-on-year +70 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Minimum Viable Product 12 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.092% 0.024% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.027% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
South East median daily rate £420 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.96% +6.98% +34.38%
10th Percentile £300 £538 £403
90th Percentile £593 £613 £556
England median daily rate £550 £550 £428
% change year-on-year - +28.65% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Minimum Viable Product 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 11,100 14,700 14,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.41% 87.11% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,564 8,835 8,454
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £280 £263
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 487 460
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +6.82% -10.15% +8.02%

Minimum Viable Product
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Minimum Viable Product as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Minimum Viable Product in the South East

Minimum Viable Product
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Minimum Viable Product in the South East

Minimum Viable Product
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Minimum Viable Product in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Minimum Viable Product in the South East

Minimum Viable Product
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 Minimum Viable Product within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 December 2019. 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 - 6 £335 -
Hampshire +24 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
Surrey +52 2 £543 -5.65%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £335 -
Minimum Viable Product
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Minimum Viable Product 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 Minimum Viable Product.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) User Stories
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) AWS
5 3 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) COBIT

Minimum Viable Product
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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (16.67%) Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (16.67%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (8.33%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Grunt
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) JMeter
2 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (16.67%) Mocha
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) SilkTest
2 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (16.67%) webpack
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (16.67%) Backbone.js
3 2 (16.67%) Chai
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) Express
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) jQuery
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) PhoneGap
3 2 (16.67%) React
3 2 (16.67%) React Native
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) RESTful
3 2 (16.67%) Sass
3 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Release Management
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) eTOM
6 2 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Management
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Apple Swift
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) ES6
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Kotlin
2 2 (16.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) COBIT
1 2 (16.67%) NIST
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) OutSystems
1 2 (16.67%) Xamarin
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (8.33%) VMware