Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Customer Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 326 331 317
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14 -12
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 734 752 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.74% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 422 360
UK median daily rate £425 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £255 £269 £263
90th Percentile £568 £613 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 37
UK median hourly rate £29.87 £26.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.80% +64.06% -57.33%
10th Percentile £10.60 £12.49 £8.41
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.50 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.52 £36.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.22% +125.00% -57.33%

Customer Requirements 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 82,774 87,220 78,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 86.28% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,725 57,607 51,489
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,115 2,242 2,147
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.73 £50.00 £51.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.23 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% -15.02% -1.96%

Customer Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Customer Requirements over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Requirements within the UK over the 6 months to 23 April 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 -5 650 £425 -5.56% 106
UK excluding London +24 570 £425 +6.12% 94
South East +26 181 £450 +15.09% 35
London -51 128 £450 -7.69% 16
Midlands +54 126 £400 +18.52% 20
West Midlands +28 78 £400 +15.94% 14
South West -8 73 £375 -21.05% 15
East of England -2 66 £425 -10.53% 8
North of England -22 64 £425 - 11
East Midlands +30 46 £400 +18.52% 6
Wales +13 34 £500 +13.64% 2
Yorkshire +2 26 £473 +30.34% 3
North West -10 23 £375 -1.32% 6
North East -7 15 £400 -15.79% 2
Scotland +14 13 £425 +9.68% 3
Northern Ireland +15 7 £325 -
Channel Islands - 3 £488 -
Isle of Man - 3 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 186 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (22.62%) Microsoft
3 160 (21.80%) Security Cleared
4 144 (19.62%) Windows
5 130 (17.71%) Oracle
5 130 (17.71%) SC Cleared
6 127 (17.30%) SQL
7 103 (14.03%) Project Management
8 101 (13.76%) Finance
9 90 (12.26%) Test Scripting
10 89 (12.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 87 (11.85%) Degree
12 79 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 77 (10.49%) Java
13 77 (10.49%) Unix
14 76 (10.35%) JIRA
15 72 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
16 70 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
17 68 (9.26%) JavaScript
17 68 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
18 65 (8.86%) Active Directory
19 64 (8.72%) Telecoms
20 63 (8.58%) .NET
21 62 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
22 57 (7.77%) ETL
22 57 (7.77%) ISEB
23 56 (7.63%) ITIL
23 56 (7.63%) Linux
24 55 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
25 53 (7.22%) Test Automation

Customer Requirements
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 49 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.36%) Confluence
3 22 (3.00%) WebLogic
4 17 (2.32%) Apache Spark
5 16 (2.18%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.91%) JBoss
7 14 (1.91%) Skype for Business
8 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.82%) Apache
10 5 (0.68%) Documentum
10 5 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.54%) CMS
12 3 (0.41%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.41%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.41%) SAP EP
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 62 (8.45%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (3.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.95%) InVision
5 7 (0.95%) Open Workbench
6 5 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.41%) Camtasia
8 2 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.14%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.14%) Simulink
9 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 29 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.82%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.54%) CSG Singleview
5 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.54%) SAP FI-CA
5 4 (0.54%) SAP PSCD
6 2 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.27%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.27%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.27%) Workfront
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 70 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (5.31%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (5.18%) Office 365
4 21 (2.86%) IaaS
4 21 (2.86%) PaaS
5 20 (2.72%) SaaS
6 16 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.09%) GitHub
8 7 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 7 (0.95%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.41%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 2 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
14 1 (0.14%) Algolia
14 1 (0.14%) iPaaS
14 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.99%) Firewall
2 27 (3.68%) VPN
3 18 (2.45%) LAN
3 18 (2.45%) WAN
4 17 (2.32%) Wireless
5 13 (1.77%) Internet
5 13 (1.77%) Skype
6 12 (1.63%) LTE
6 12 (1.63%) MPLS
6 12 (1.63%) VoIP
7 10 (1.36%) DNS
8 9 (1.23%) 5G
8 9 (1.23%) Broadband
8 9 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (1.09%) BGP
9 8 (1.09%) DHCP
9 8 (1.09%) Network Security
9 8 (1.09%) OSPF
9 8 (1.09%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (4.36%) BusinessObjects
1 32 (4.36%) Oracle Database
2 31 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.00%) MySQL
5 22 (3.00%) NoSQL
5 22 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 16 (2.18%) Apache Hive
6 16 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.04%) BODI
7 15 (2.04%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 15 (2.04%) Pentaho
8 14 (1.91%) Oracle OWB
9 13 (1.77%) DB2
10 12 (1.63%) HBase
11 11 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.36%) QlikView
13 9 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 76 (10.35%) JIRA
2 39 (5.31%) Selenium
3 31 (4.22%) Cucumber
4 23 (3.13%) Toad
5 20 (2.72%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.32%) Git (software)
7 14 (1.91%) Gatling
7 14 (1.91%) JUnit
7 14 (1.91%) Maven
7 14 (1.91%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.50%) MSI
9 10 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.09%) InstallShield
10 8 (1.09%) NUnit
10 8 (1.09%) Subversion
11 6 (0.82%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.68%) Ant
13 4 (0.54%) Gradle
13 4 (0.54%) LabVIEW
General
1 101 (13.76%) Finance
2 64 (8.72%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.41%) Marketing
4 22 (3.00%) Retail
5 19 (2.59%) Banking
6 16 (2.18%) German Language
7 15 (2.04%) French Language
8 14 (1.91%) Legal
9 12 (1.63%) Military
10 11 (1.50%) Back Office
11 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.95%) Billing
13 6 (0.82%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.82%) Publishing
14 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.54%) Games
16 3 (0.41%) Electronics
16 3 (0.41%) Law
16 3 (0.41%) Multimedia
17 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (17.57%) Developer
2 118 (16.08%) Analyst
3 83 (11.31%) Architect
4 54 (7.36%) Consultant
5 38 (5.18%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.90%) Test Analyst
7 31 (4.22%) ETL Developer
8 30 (4.09%) Business Analyst
9 29 (3.95%) Lead Developer
10 24 (3.27%) Designer
11 23 (3.13%) Java Developer
12 22 (3.00%) .NET Developer
13 21 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (2.72%) CRM Consultant
15 19 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
16 18 (2.45%) Network Engineer
17 17 (2.32%) Data Engineer
18 15 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
19 14 (1.91%) PMO Analyst
19 14 (1.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.58%) .NET
2 50 (6.81%) XML
3 47 (6.40%) HTML
4 36 (4.90%) CSS
5 34 (4.63%) Web Services
6 23 (3.13%) Spring
7 18 (2.45%) .NET Framework
8 16 (2.18%) JSON
9 14 (1.91%) Hibernate
9 14 (1.91%) jQuery
10 13 (1.77%) Middleware
10 13 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (1.77%) XSLT
11 12 (1.63%) XSD
12 11 (1.50%) JSP
12 11 (1.50%) Oracle ADF
12 11 (1.50%) Struts
12 11 (1.50%) WebCenter
13 10 (1.36%) Ajax
13 10 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.77%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.81%) User Experience
5 21 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 12 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.50%) e-Learning
7 11 (1.50%) NHS
7 11 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
8 6 (0.82%) CCTV
8 6 (0.82%) CESG
8 6 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.82%) PKI
9 5 (0.68%) CMDB
9 5 (0.68%) Internet of Things
9 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (0.68%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 144 (19.62%) Windows
2 77 (10.49%) Unix
3 56 (7.63%) Linux
4 27 (3.68%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.59%) Solaris
6 16 (2.18%) Apple iOS
7 15 (2.04%) Android
8 13 (1.77%) Windows 7
9 11 (1.50%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.41%) AIX
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) MVS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (25.34%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (14.03%) Project Management
3 90 (12.26%) Test Scripting
4 89 (12.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 79 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
7 57 (7.77%) ETL
8 56 (7.63%) ITIL
9 53 (7.22%) Test Automation
10 47 (6.40%) DevOps
10 47 (6.40%) Service Delivery
11 45 (6.13%) Waterfall
12 41 (5.59%) CRM
13 40 (5.45%) Change Management
14 34 (4.63%) SDLC
15 33 (4.50%) PRINCE2
15 33 (4.50%) Software Engineering
16 32 (4.36%) Decision-Making
16 32 (4.36%) Scrum
17 31 (4.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 127 (17.30%) SQL
2 77 (10.49%) Java
3 68 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.36%) C#
5 21 (2.86%) C
5 21 (2.86%) Python
6 20 (2.72%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.18%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.91%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.50%) C++
10 7 (0.95%) Java 8
10 7 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.82%) Embedded C
12 4 (0.54%) Ruby
12 4 (0.54%) VBA
13 3 (0.41%) ABAP
13 3 (0.41%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.27%) Perl
14 2 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (21.80%) Security Cleared
2 130 (17.71%) SC Cleared
3 87 (11.85%) Degree
4 57 (7.77%) ISEB
5 47 (6.40%) ISTQB
6 41 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (2.72%) MCSE
11 12 (1.63%) CCNA
11 12 (1.63%) CCNP
11 12 (1.63%) HND
12 10 (1.36%) HNC
13 9 (1.23%) PMP
14 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
14 7 (0.95%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.82%) CCIE
16 5 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.18%) QA
2 29 (3.95%) PMO
2 29 (3.95%) SLA
3 9 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 65 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.63%) Docker
2 12 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.68%) XenApp
6 4 (0.54%) NDS
6 4 (0.54%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.14%) Samba
8 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.00%) SCCM
2 14 (1.91%) Ansible
3 10 (1.36%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.09%) SCOM
5 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.82%) Puppet
5 6 (0.82%) SCVMM
5 6 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.68%) Kibana
6 5 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.68%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 5 (0.68%) SCOrch
6 5 (0.68%) Terraform
7 4 (0.54%) Grafana
7 4 (0.54%) logstash
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 3 (0.41%) Salt
8 3 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 166 (22.62%) Microsoft
2 130 (17.71%) Oracle
3 40 (5.45%) SAP
4 31 (4.22%) Cisco
5 28 (3.81%) VMware
6 17 (2.32%) CheckPoint
7 16 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.18%) webMethods
8 15 (2.04%) Citrix
9 14 (1.91%) Google
9 14 (1.91%) Informatica
10 13 (1.77%) Cloudera
11 11 (1.50%) Adobe
11 11 (1.50%) Hortonworks
11 11 (1.50%) IBM
11 11 (1.50%) Juniper
12 9 (1.23%) HP
12 9 (1.23%) Huawei
12 9 (1.23%) Nokia
13 8 (1.09%) F5