Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of comScore products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited comScore over the 6 months to 19 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within comScore.

comScore
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 880 873 899
Rank change year-on-year -7 +26 -2
Contract jobs citing comScore 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Vendors category 0.014% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
UK median daily rate £245 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £206 £150 £320
90th Percentile £276 £250 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £252 £250 £375
% change year-on-year +0.80% -33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

comScore is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,312 42,717 48,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 42.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,799 26,383 29,359
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,384 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £45.30 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

comScore
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for comScore in the UK

comScore
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for comScore in the UK

comScore
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing comScore within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England -27 5 £240 +37.14% 2
London -6 3 £225 +50.00% 2
South East -9 2 £252 +0.80%
UK excluding London -19 2 £252 +0.80%

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing comScore 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 comScore.

1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Tableau
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Facebook
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Social Media
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Broadband
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

comScore
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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) Video on Demand
3 1 (16.67%) BBC
3 1 (16.67%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Tableau
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe
2 2 (33.33%) Facebook
2 2 (33.33%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter