Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for CGI skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CGI over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

Common Gateway Interface (CGI)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 850 846
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -13
Contract jobs citing CGI 32 31 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.030% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.097% 0.098% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 33
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £298 £325
90th Percentile £579 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £356 £400
% change year-on-year -5.61% -10.94% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £27.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

CGI is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33044 31776 32166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.04% 30.34% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23329 22020 22052
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 363 552
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.45 £14.36 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

CGI
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CGI as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CGI in the UK

CGI
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CGI in the UK

CGI
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CGI over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CGI in the UK

CGI
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CGI.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CGI in the UK

CGI
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CGI within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +13 26 £400 -15.79% 9
UK excluding London +30 21 £336 -5.61% 9
London -30 11 £500 +5.26%
South East 0 7 £425 +9.68% 3
Midlands - 6 £320 - 1
Scotland -4 4 £338 +60.71%
West Midlands - 4 £320 -
East Midlands - 2 £353 - 1
Wales - 2 £425 -
East of England - 2 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CGI also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for CGI.

1 10 (31.25%) Perl
1 10 (31.25%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (21.88%) Windows
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 7 (21.88%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) Smart Meter
5 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) OO
5 6 (18.75%) Apache
6 5 (15.63%) C
6 5 (15.63%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
7 4 (12.50%) OOP
7 4 (12.50%) XML
7 4 (12.50%) SSL
7 4 (12.50%) HTTP
7 4 (12.50%) IBM
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.50%) Remedy
7 4 (12.50%) ICMP
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
7 4 (12.50%) Banking
7 4 (12.50%) Subversion

CGI
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 6 (18.75%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Marvel
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (18.75%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) HTTP
3 4 (12.50%) ICMP
3 4 (12.50%) SSL
4 3 (9.38%) Firewall
4 3 (9.38%) Network Security
5 2 (6.25%) BGP
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) Internet
5 2 (6.25%) IPsec
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.13%) Multicast
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.25%) Redis
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (6.25%) CMake
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) AppScan
3 1 (3.13%) Burp Suite
3 1 (3.13%) Paros
3 1 (3.13%) WebScarab
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Billing
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Ruby Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Smart Metering Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) FastCGI
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.25%) Catalyst
3 2 (6.25%) React
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Smart Meter
2 4 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.25%) Motion Graphics
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (3.13%) Blog
4 1 (3.13%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Photography
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Unix
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
1 6 (18.75%) OO
2 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 4 (12.50%) OOP
2 4 (12.50%) Refactoring
2 4 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) Test Management
3 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Pair Programming
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Robotic Automation
4 2 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
4 2 (6.25%) Runbook
4 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
1 10 (31.25%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) C
4 5 (15.63%) C++
5 4 (12.50%) Go
5 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) VBScript
8 1 (3.13%) AWK
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Netcool
1 3 (9.38%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (6.25%) arcserve
3 2 (6.25%) Blue Prism
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) F5
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee
3 2 (6.25%) Sophos
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe
4 1 (3.13%) Arqiva
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Northgate
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat