Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 144 131
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 43 54 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 1.03% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.24% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 48
South West median daily rate £421 £424 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +16.90% -9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £253
90th Percentile £525 £496 £419
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.67% +6.85%
10th Percentile £26.25 £25.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £28.75 £29.25 £41.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.92 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% -54.88% +7.14%

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 4,090 4,339 4,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.85% 83.04% 81.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,457 2,804 3,154
South West median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £269 £247 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 205 248
South West median hourly rate £36.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +22.93%
10th Percentile £11.40 £14.13 £14.39
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.33
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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
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 20 June 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
Devon +18 21 £475 +0.80% 3
Bristol -19 10 £450 +12.85% 18
Wiltshire +1 5 £325 -23.53% 10
Somerset +9 3 - - 2
Gloucestershire +2 2 £363 +25.00% 6
Dorset - 1 - - 8
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) Degree
4 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
4 10 (23.26%) Legal
4 10 (23.26%) CISSP
4 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (23.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 9 (20.93%) Java
5 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (16.28%) Scrum
6 7 (16.28%) Information Security
6 7 (16.28%) ISEB
6 7 (16.28%) C#
7 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.95%) Spring
7 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
7 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Skype
8 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
8 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
8 5 (11.63%) Office 365
8 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
8 5 (11.63%) PaaS
8 5 (11.63%) QA
8 5 (11.63%) SCCM
8 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.63%) Windows

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 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
1 5 (11.63%) PaaS
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Skype
2 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) ADSL
3 1 (2.33%) BGP
3 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.33%) Junos
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) MPLS
3 1 (2.33%) OSPF
3 1 (2.33%) SMS
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) VRRP
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Power BI
3 3 (6.98%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MSI
General
1 10 (23.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Analyst
1 8 (18.60%) Security Manager
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Category Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) AWS Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.98%) Java Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Assurance Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Spring
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.33%) Pandas
2 1 (2.33%) scikit-learn
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.98%) 3D Graphics
2 3 (6.98%) Robotics
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
1 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
2 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (23.26%) Information Assurance
3 7 (16.28%) Information Security
3 7 (16.28%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
5 5 (11.63%) Coaching
5 5 (11.63%) Data Modelling
5 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
6 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Kanban
6 4 (9.30%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
6 4 (9.30%) Software Architecture
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) C
3 4 (9.30%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) R
5 1 (2.33%) SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) Degree
3 10 (23.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 10 (23.26%) CISSP
4 7 (16.28%) ISEB
5 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) CISM
6 3 (6.98%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCDST
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) NFS
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Symantec
3 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.98%) Remedy
4 1 (2.33%) Brocade
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.33%) Hitachi
4 1 (2.33%) Juniper
4 1 (2.33%) McAfee
4 1 (2.33%) Meraki
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.33%) Sophos
4 1 (2.33%) VMware