Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Zephyr skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Zephyr over the 6 months to 13 November 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.

D Software Zephyr
England > South East
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 356 362
Rank change year-on-year -12 +6 +25
Contract jobs citing Zephyr 14 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.084% 0.078% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.44% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
South East median daily rate £325 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -4.46% +57.00%
10th Percentile £302 £338 £269
90th Percentile £643 £413 £451
England median daily rate £413 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Zephyr is in the Development Applications 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 development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,253 2,979 2,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.55% 17.80% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,013 1,813 1,519
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £310 £290
90th Percentile £575 £569 £527
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 95 79
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £27.10 £26.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

Zephyr
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Zephyr in the South East

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Zephyr in the South East

Zephyr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Zephyr in the South East over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Zephyr in the South East

Zephyr
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 Zephyr within the South East region over the 6 months to 13 November 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 +9 10 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire -10 7 £325 -13.33%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Surrey - 2 £688 -
West Sussex - 2 £375 -
Zephyr
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Zephyr 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 Zephyr.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) JIRA
2 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 8 (57.14%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) VBScript
4 7 (50.00%) Python
5 6 (42.86%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
5 6 (42.86%) SOAP
5 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 6 (42.86%) API Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Case Management
6 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Test Management
6 5 (35.71%) SOA
7 4 (28.57%) QA
7 4 (28.57%) BrowserStack
7 4 (28.57%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
8 3 (21.43%) Retail

Zephyr
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:

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 2 (14.29%) SAP MM
1 2 (14.29%) SAP SD
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) BrowserStack
1 4 (28.57%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (7.14%) Apigee
2 1 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 10 (71.43%) JIRA
2 7 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 3 (21.43%) Selenium
5 1 (7.14%) GitLab
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) ERP Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Tester
4 1 (7.14%) SOA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (78.57%) Test Automation
2 10 (71.43%) Defect Management
3 8 (57.14%) Test Strategy
4 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (42.86%) API Testing
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 6 (42.86%) Case Management
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
6 5 (35.71%) SOA
6 5 (35.71%) Test Management
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
8 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
8 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Python
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) AppDynamics
4 1 (7.14%) hybris