Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 577 625 587
Rank change year-on-year +48 -38 -43
Contract jobs citing Commercial Awareness 270 285 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 152 186
UK median daily rate £454 £457 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +21.73% -16.67%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £230
90th Percentile £601 £624 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £343
% change year-on-year - +31.39% -19.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £20.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.49% -36.92% -40.91%
10th Percentile £18.70 £11.72 £27.05
90th Percentile £62.00 £23.79 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +202.63% -41.54% -40.91%

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 79,119 89,298 82,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.83% 86.65% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,031 58,920 53,886
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,297 2,404 2,088
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £24.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -15.37% +5.08%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.33
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% +3.20%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019. 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 +33 246 £450 -0.06% 143
UK excluding London +60 203 £450 - 120
South East +51 79 £450 +3.45% 32
London +12 61 £500 +5.26% 36
North of England +32 33 £460 -3.16% 26
Midlands +20 33 £450 +5.82% 22
West Midlands +5 26 £506 +19.05% 15
East of England +19 21 £425 -12.37% 7
North West +16 20 £475 - 15
South West -13 18 £450 +11.80% 20
Scotland +42 17 £500 +17.65% 8
Yorkshire +16 11 £418 +15.17% 9
East Midlands +27 5 £325 - 7
North East +21 2 £400 -10.86% 2
Northern Ireland -1 2 £400 - 2
Wales +3 1 £500 - 3

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 91 (33.70%) Finance
2 65 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (23.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (21.11%) Telecoms
5 46 (17.04%) Security Cleared
6 41 (15.19%) Project Management
7 36 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 36 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 35 (12.96%) SC Cleared
8 35 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
9 32 (11.85%) Service Management
10 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (11.11%) Service Delivery
11 30 (11.11%) ITIL
12 28 (10.37%) Acceptance Criteria
13 26 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (9.63%) Marketing
14 25 (9.26%) Change Management
14 25 (9.26%) User Experience
15 24 (8.89%) Line Management
15 24 (8.89%) PRINCE2
15 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
16 23 (8.52%) Decision-Making
17 22 (8.15%) Collaborative Working
17 22 (8.15%) PMO
17 22 (8.15%) Risk Management
18 21 (7.78%) Analytics
19 19 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (7.04%) Retail

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 15 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.33%) Confluence
3 8 (2.96%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.59%) SAS
5 5 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Apache
7 1 (0.37%) CMS
7 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (12.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.07%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.59%) Sketch
6 6 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.48%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.37%) InVision
8 1 (0.37%) SPSS
8 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.96%) Office 365
3 7 (2.59%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.22%) IaaS
4 6 (2.22%) PaaS
5 4 (1.48%) Azure Functions
5 4 (1.48%) Force.com
5 4 (1.48%) G Suite
5 4 (1.48%) PowerApps
5 4 (1.48%) Serverless
5 4 (1.48%) Trello
6 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.11%) npm
7 2 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.74%) Azure Stack
7 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.74%) NuGet
8 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (2.22%) Wireless
3 5 (1.85%) Skype
4 3 (1.11%) Network Security
4 3 (1.11%) SMS
5 2 (0.74%) 3G
5 2 (0.74%) 4G
5 2 (0.74%) 5G
5 2 (0.74%) DWDM
5 2 (0.74%) Firewall
5 2 (0.74%) LAN
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.37%) SAN
6 1 (0.37%) VPN
6 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.44%) Big Data
2 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.48%) MySQL
4 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.11%) Power BI
5 3 (1.11%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.74%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.74%) QlikView
6 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.74%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.37%) EDMS
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (6.30%) JIRA
2 3 (1.11%) Bower
2 3 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.74%) MSI
3 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) Grunt
4 1 (0.37%) gulp
4 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 91 (33.70%) Finance
2 57 (21.11%) Telecoms
3 26 (9.63%) Marketing
4 19 (7.04%) Retail
5 12 (4.44%) Legal
6 6 (2.22%) Games
7 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.48%) Advertising
8 4 (1.48%) Banking
8 4 (1.48%) Military
9 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.74%) Law
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (19.26%) Analyst
2 46 (17.04%) Architect
3 33 (12.22%) Project Manager
4 20 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.56%) Developer
7 14 (5.19%) IT Manager
8 13 (4.81%) Designer
9 12 (4.44%) Telecoms Manager
10 11 (4.07%) Delivery Manager
11 10 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
11 10 (3.70%) Programme Manager
11 10 (3.70%) Service Manager
11 10 (3.70%) Vendor Manager
12 9 (3.33%) Commercial Manager
12 9 (3.33%) Data Architect
13 8 (2.96%) Technical Leader
14 7 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
14 7 (2.59%) Enterprise Data Architect
14 7 (2.59%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.70%) .NET
2 6 (2.22%) Middleware
3 5 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 5 (1.85%) React
4 4 (1.48%) JSON
4 4 (1.48%) JSON Schema
4 4 (1.48%) XML
5 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.11%) CSS
5 3 (1.11%) HTML
5 3 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.74%) Web Services
6 2 (0.74%) XSL
7 1 (0.37%) BAPI
7 1 (0.37%) SAP BSP
7 1 (0.37%) SAP Smart Forms
7 1 (0.37%) Sass
7 1 (0.37%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.26%) User Experience
3 16 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.59%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.22%) CCTV
8 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.11%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.11%) NHS
10 3 (1.11%) PMI
11 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.74%) STB
12 1 (0.37%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.81%) Windows
2 12 (4.44%) Unix
3 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.85%) Linux
5 3 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.74%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) VMS
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 41 (15.19%) Project Management
4 32 (11.85%) Service Management
5 30 (11.11%) ITIL
5 30 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 28 (10.37%) Acceptance Criteria
7 26 (9.63%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (9.26%) Change Management
9 24 (8.89%) Line Management
9 24 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
9 24 (8.89%) PRINCE2
10 23 (8.52%) Decision-Making
11 22 (8.15%) Collaborative Working
11 22 (8.15%) Risk Management
12 21 (7.78%) Analytics
13 19 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (7.04%) DevOps
14 18 (6.67%) Customer Insight
15 17 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.67%) SQL
2 7 (2.59%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.85%) Java
3 5 (1.85%) Python
4 4 (1.48%) C#
4 4 (1.48%) R
5 3 (1.11%) C
6 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.37%) ABAP
7 1 (0.37%) PHP
7 1 (0.37%) PHP 5
7 1 (0.37%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (17.04%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.67%) Degree
4 11 (4.07%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (1.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.48%) ISEB
5 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.11%) IIBA
7 2 (0.74%) ACCA
7 2 (0.74%) APMP
7 2 (0.74%) CIMA
7 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.74%) PMP
8 1 (0.37%) CCAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.15%) PMO
2 10 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) COBIT
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) NCSC
4 1 (0.37%) NIST
4 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.11%) Docker
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.37%) XenApp
4 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.74%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.07%) Oracle
2 11 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (3.70%) Adobe
4 7 (2.59%) Tableau
5 5 (1.85%) hybris
5 5 (1.85%) SAP
6 4 (1.48%) Citrix
6 4 (1.48%) Google
6 4 (1.48%) VMware
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco
7 3 (1.11%) IBM
7 3 (1.11%) Remedy
7 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.74%) Fortinet
8 2 (0.74%) Fujitsu
8 2 (0.74%) Pega
8 2 (0.74%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.37%) TOWER Software