Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 14 July 2020 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.

Actionable Recommendations
UK
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 557 823 872
Rank change year-on-year +266 +49 -24
Contract jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 19 42 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.045% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.46% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 21
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +13.26%
10th Percentile £307 £413 £315
90th Percentile £536 £485 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Actionable Recommendations is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,120 9,616 12,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.27% 10.32% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,408 5,945 7,795
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £256 £242 £250
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 407 396
Median hourly rate £22.72 £22.92 £22.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +2.30% +12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.75 £53.00 £53.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -17.65% +15.40% +13.32%

Actionable Recommendations
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Actionable Recommendations as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Actionable Recommendations.

Daily rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Actionable Recommendations over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Actionable Recommendations.

Hourly rate trend for Actionable Recommendations in the UK

Actionable Recommendations
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Recommendations within the UK over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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
England +241 19 £425 -5.56% 1
UK excluding London +220 14 £463 +2.78% 1
North of England +103 12 £500 +11.11% 1
North West +78 9 £500 +11.11%
London +174 5 £315 -30.00%
Yorkshire +73 2 £400 -11.11% 1
South West - 2 £310 -
North East - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Recommendations 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 with a requirement for Actionable Recommendations.

1 19 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 7 (36.84%) User Experience
2 7 (36.84%) Service Design
3 5 (26.32%) Guerrilla Testing
3 5 (26.32%) GDPR
3 5 (26.32%) Storytelling
3 5 (26.32%) Public Sector
4 4 (21.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
5 3 (15.79%) Wireframes
5 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
6 2 (10.53%) Qualitative Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) WCAG
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Social Media
6 2 (10.53%) Customer Insight
7 1 (5.26%) Analytics

Actionable Recommendations
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe Analytics
General
1 5 (26.32%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) User Researcher
2 5 (26.32%) Designer
2 5 (26.32%) UX Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) User Experience Researcher
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Digital User Researcher
5 1 (5.26%) Insight Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Insight Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior User Researcher
5 1 (5.26%) Social Media Assistant
5 1 (5.26%) Social Media Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.53%) Social Media
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Actionable Insight
2 7 (36.84%) Service Design
3 5 (26.32%) Guerrilla Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Storytelling
4 4 (21.05%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Prototyping
5 3 (15.79%) Qualitative Research
5 3 (15.79%) Quantitative Research
5 3 (15.79%) Web Development
5 3 (15.79%) Wireframes
5 3 (15.79%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Customer Insight
6 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
6 2 (10.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Qualitative Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) GDPR
2 2 (10.53%) WCAG
3 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe
1 1 (5.26%) Brandwatch
1 1 (5.26%) Confirmit