Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Commercial Awareness skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 20 January 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.

Commercial Awareness
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 551 591 572
Rank change year-on-year +40 -19 +2
Contract jobs citing Commercial Awareness 194 294 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 171 179
UK median daily rate £450 £451 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +7.26% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £254
90th Percentile £624 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 4
UK median hourly rate £22.89 £27.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% +33.33% -43.75%
10th Percentile £17.69 £18.99 £13.80
90th Percentile £51.21 £35.50 £34.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £24.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -1.54% +22.22% -43.75%

Commercial Awareness 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 61,620 85,595 85,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.28% 87.31% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,114 56,511 57,294
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,152 2,026
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £23.34 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +1.48% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.37 £23.88
% change year-on-year -6.10% -6.32% +6.11%

Commercial Awareness
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Commercial Awareness in the UK

Commercial Awareness
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Commercial Awareness within the UK over the 6 months to 20 January 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 +14 172 £450 - 145
UK excluding London +35 120 £450 +5.88% 118
London +77 69 £506 -5.37% 39
South East +50 44 £399 -11.40% 25
North of England +35 17 £514 +28.44% 25
Scotland +37 16 £450 -10.00% 7
Midlands +10 16 £414 -5.91% 29
East of England +35 15 £420 -10.16% 12
West Midlands +6 13 £413 -8.22% 16
South West +2 11 £450 +9.76% 14
Yorkshire +40 8 £375 -11.76% 6
North West +7 8 £598 +59.47% 14
East Midlands +25 2 - - 13
North East +14 2 £631 - 5
Wales +32 1 - - 6
Channel Islands - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Commercial Awareness 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 Commercial Awareness.

1 84 (43.30%) Finance
2 56 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (26.29%) Project Management
4 43 (22.16%) Project Delivery
5 42 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (13.40%) User Experience
7 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (11.86%) Change Management
9 21 (10.82%) Risk Management
9 21 (10.82%) Resource Management
9 21 (10.82%) Acceptance Criteria
10 20 (10.31%) Line Management
10 20 (10.31%) Time Management
10 20 (10.31%) Supplier Management
10 20 (10.31%) Public Sector
11 19 (9.79%) Service Management
11 19 (9.79%) PRINCE2
11 19 (9.79%) Matrix Organization
12 18 (9.28%) Coaching
12 18 (9.28%) DevOps
12 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
12 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (9.28%) Microsoft
13 17 (8.76%) Telecoms
13 17 (8.76%) Azure
13 17 (8.76%) Mobile App
13 17 (8.76%) Collaborative Working
13 17 (8.76%) Decision-Making
14 16 (8.25%) Project Governance

Commercial Awareness
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 8 (4.12%) Confluence
1 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.03%) CMS
3 2 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.52%) IIS
4 1 (0.52%) Jupyter
Applications
1 18 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (6.70%) Open Workbench
3 7 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.52%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.76%) Azure
2 6 (3.09%) Office 365
3 4 (2.06%) PaaS
4 3 (1.55%) AWS
4 3 (1.55%) npm
4 3 (1.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.03%) Force.com
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.52%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.58%) 3G
1 5 (2.58%) 5G
1 5 (2.58%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (2.06%) 4G
3 3 (1.55%) Firewall
4 2 (1.03%) 2G
4 2 (1.03%) PBX
4 2 (1.03%) Skype
5 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.52%) DNS
5 1 (0.52%) DWDM
5 1 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.52%) LTE
5 1 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.03%) MS Access
1 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) Apache Zeppelin
2 1 (0.52%) Big Data
2 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.52%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.52%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.52%) GIS
2 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.52%) MySQL
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.67%) JIRA
3 8 (4.12%) PostCSS
4 5 (2.58%) Grunt
4 5 (2.58%) gulp
5 3 (1.55%) Bower
6 2 (1.03%) GitLab
6 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.03%) TestRail
7 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.52%) Selenium
7 1 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 84 (43.30%) Finance
2 20 (10.31%) Public Sector
3 17 (8.76%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.22%) Retail
5 13 (6.70%) Marketing
6 7 (3.61%) Legal
7 6 (3.09%) Games
8 5 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.55%) Banking
9 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.03%) Electronics
11 1 (0.52%) Automotive
11 1 (0.52%) Billing
11 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (21.13%) Project Manager
2 34 (17.53%) Analyst
3 21 (10.82%) Architect
4 19 (9.79%) Programme Manager
5 16 (8.25%) Business Analyst
6 15 (7.73%) Developer
7 13 (6.70%) UI Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Senior Manager
8 10 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.64%) Senior UI Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Telecoms Manager
10 8 (4.12%) IT Manager
10 8 (4.12%) Vendor Manager
11 6 (3.09%) Consultant
11 6 (3.09%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (3.09%) Product Manager
11 6 (3.09%) Service Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.73%) CSS
2 14 (7.22%) HTML
3 13 (6.70%) Sass
4 12 (6.19%) React
5 8 (4.12%) DOM
5 8 (4.12%) Razor View Engine
5 8 (4.12%) RESTful
6 5 (2.58%) .NET
6 5 (2.58%) LESS
6 5 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.06%) Natural Language Processing
7 4 (2.06%) XML
8 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.03%) Node.js
8 2 (1.03%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Core
9 1 (0.52%) Redux
9 1 (0.52%) Swagger
9 1 (0.52%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.40%) User Experience
2 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.76%) Mobile App
4 16 (8.25%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.61%) Virtual Team
7 6 (3.09%) NHS
8 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.06%) SCADA
9 3 (1.55%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.55%) STB
10 2 (1.03%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.52%) Equities
11 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Life Science
11 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.58%) Windows
2 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.06%) Linux
3 3 (1.55%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) CentOS
4 2 (1.03%) Debian
4 2 (1.03%) FreeBSD
4 2 (1.03%) Unix
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.29%) Project Management
3 43 (22.16%) Project Delivery
4 42 (21.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (11.86%) Change Management
7 21 (10.82%) Acceptance Criteria
7 21 (10.82%) Resource Management
7 21 (10.82%) Risk Management
8 20 (10.31%) Line Management
8 20 (10.31%) Supplier Management
8 20 (10.31%) Time Management
9 19 (9.79%) Matrix Organization
9 19 (9.79%) PRINCE2
9 19 (9.79%) Service Management
10 18 (9.28%) Coaching
10 18 (9.28%) DevOps
11 17 (8.76%) Collaborative Working
11 17 (8.76%) Decision-Making
12 16 (8.25%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.25%) JavaScript
2 8 (4.12%) Python
3 4 (2.06%) C#
3 4 (2.06%) Java
3 4 (2.06%) SQL
4 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.03%) C
4 2 (1.03%) Groovy
5 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.67%) Degree
4 6 (3.09%) PMP
5 4 (2.06%) APMP
5 4 (2.06%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.03%) ISEB
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (0.52%) CBAP
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) IIBA
8 1 (0.52%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) SLA
2 9 (4.64%) PMO
3 4 (2.06%) QA
4 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) NCSC
5 1 (0.52%) NIST
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.06%) Docker
2 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.52%) XenApp
3 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) SCCM
2 2 (1.03%) Ansible
2 2 (1.03%) Terraform
2 2 (1.03%) WSUS
3 1 (0.52%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (9.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (3.09%) SAP
4 5 (2.58%) VMware
5 3 (1.55%) Avaya
5 3 (1.55%) hybris
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle
5 3 (1.55%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.03%) Adobe
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (0.52%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) BT
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) Dell
7 1 (0.52%) EMC
7 1 (0.52%) HP
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) NetApp
7 1 (0.52%) Siemens
7 1 (0.52%) Thunderhead