Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 154 122
Rank change year-on-year -31 -32 +22
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 40 54 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.98% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.18% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 57
South West median daily rate £388 £429 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +14.27% -3.85%
10th Percentile £313 £266 £263
90th Percentile £550 £541 £471
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
South West median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £46.00 - £41.25
90th Percentile £64.00 - £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £28.18
% change year-on-year -38.18% -2.41% -24.85%

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 5,227 4,595 4,733
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.56% 83.09% 81.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,239 2,905 3,141
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 191 262
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.79 £12.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -12 18 £388 -2.52% 17
Wiltshire -12 9 £325 -27.37% 13
Gloucestershire -8 7 £434 - 5
Somerset -1 3 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 - - 5
Customer Requirements
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Windows
7 6 (15.00%) C#
7 6 (15.00%) Middleware
7 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (12.50%) BDD
8 5 (12.50%) WebCenter
8 5 (12.50%) Office 365
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (12.50%) QA
8 5 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (12.50%) Content Management
8 5 (12.50%) Process Management
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
8 5 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) ISEB
9 4 (10.00%) Symantec
9 4 (10.00%) WAN
9 4 (10.00%) LAN

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 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) Skype
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) ADSL
2 2 (5.00%) BGP
2 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (5.00%) Junos
2 2 (5.00%) MPLS
2 2 (5.00%) OSPF
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) VRRP
2 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.50%) FCoE
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (7.50%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (5.00%) Power BI
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) JIRA
1 2 (5.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
4 4 (10.00%) BPM Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Business Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Middleware
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle ADF
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (12.50%) WebCenter
3 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.00%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.50%) BDD
3 5 (12.50%) Content Management
3 5 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 5 (12.50%) Process Management
3 5 (12.50%) Scrum
3 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
5 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.50%) Use Case
5 3 (7.50%) User Stories
6 2 (5.00%) ERP
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) C#
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) ISEB
5 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (7.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) APMP
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.50%) HND
7 1 (2.50%) MCDST
7 1 (2.50%) MCP
7 1 (2.50%) MCSE
7 1 (2.50%) MCT
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.00%) NFS
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Symantec
4 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) Brocade
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.00%) Juniper
5 2 (5.00%) McAfee
5 2 (5.00%) Meraki
5 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Sophos
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) Cognos
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Siemens
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau
6 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard