Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 August 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 West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 143 132
Rank change year-on-year -28 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 43 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.78% 1.12% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.34% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 47
South West median daily rate £363 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £216
90th Percentile £531 £516 £427
England median daily rate £448 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -35.29% -6.55%
10th Percentile £26.25 £25.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.50 £29.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -7.63% -50.00% -

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,676 4,540 4,776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.80% 83.36% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 2,880 3,157
South West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £269 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £538 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 188 267
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.09 £12.79 £12.90
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the South West

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the South West

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the South West

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the South West

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements in the South West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the South West

Customer Requirements
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 August 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
Bristol -25 17 £413 +3.45% 15
Wiltshire +3 12 £325 -23.08% 5
Devon +4 6 £421 -9.95% 3
Somerset +11 3 - -
Gloucestershire -6 3 £363 - 3
Dorset - 1 - - 3
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 West region with a requirement for Customer Requirements.

1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.26%) Degree
4 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
4 10 (23.26%) Windows
5 9 (20.93%) C#
5 9 (20.93%) QA
5 9 (20.93%) Office 365
6 8 (18.60%) Software Deployment
6 8 (18.60%) Skype for Business
6 8 (18.60%) SCCM
6 8 (18.60%) Skype
6 8 (18.60%) Symantec
7 7 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
8 6 (13.95%) ISEB
8 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
8 6 (13.95%) Application Packaging
8 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (13.95%) Legal
8 6 (13.95%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
9 5 (11.63%) C
9 5 (11.63%) C++
9 5 (11.63%) CISSP
9 5 (11.63%) MSI
9 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance

Customer Requirements
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (18.60%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.33%) SAS
3 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) PaaS
4 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Skype
2 4 (9.30%) LAN
2 4 (9.30%) WAN
3 2 (4.65%) ADSL
3 2 (4.65%) BGP
3 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.65%) Junos
3 2 (4.65%) MPLS
3 2 (4.65%) OSPF
3 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) VRRP
3 2 (4.65%) Wireless
4 1 (2.33%) FCoE
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
4 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (6.98%) Power BI
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MSI
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Selenium
2 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (13.95%) Legal
2 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
1 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support
1 6 (13.95%) Software Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Category Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Security Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Applications Packager
4 3 (6.98%) Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) SCCM Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
1 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.65%) WebCenter
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) Pandas
3 1 (2.33%) scikit-learn
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.30%) 3D Graphics
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Robotics
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
1 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
2 6 (13.95%) Windows XP
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.60%) Software Deployment
3 6 (13.95%) Application Packaging
3 6 (13.95%) Scrum
3 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.95%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.63%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (11.63%) Information Assurance
4 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
4 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) Software Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
5 4 (9.30%) BDD
5 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
5 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Kanban
6 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) C
2 5 (11.63%) C++
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) R
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) Degree
3 6 (13.95%) ISEB
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (11.63%) CISSP
5 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
5 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CISM
6 2 (4.65%) MCDST
6 2 (4.65%) MCP
6 2 (4.65%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) APMP
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) HND
7 1 (2.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.65%) NFS
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Symantec
3 2 (4.65%) Brocade
3 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) Forcepoint
3 2 (4.65%) Juniper
3 2 (4.65%) McAfee
3 2 (4.65%) Meraki
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
3 2 (4.65%) Sophos
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) BT
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Siemens
4 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard