Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 289 286
Rank change year-on-year -87 -3 +12
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 657 899 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.87% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.04% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 484 557
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £547 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £385 £390
% change year-on-year - -1.28% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 60
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £28.18 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.28% -29.55% +66.67%
10th Percentile £15.94 £9.75 £13.87
90th Percentile £48.10 £49.19 £50.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £26.59 £40.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -33.53% +23.08%

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 87363 86743 92405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.94% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58339 57301 60015
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2010 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
Top 15 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 12 December 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 -72 618 £439 +9.69% 132
UK excluding London -40 442 £385 - 103
London -48 192 £488 +8.33% 33
South East -73 132 £370 -1.33% 23
Midlands +34 98 £300 -29.41% 30
North of England +17 77 £388 +3.33% 28
West Midlands +15 62 £300 -33.33% 22
East of England +4 57 £450 +20.00% 13
South West -42 55 £468 +18.35% 4
East Midlands +9 36 £319 -15.00% 8
North West +24 34 £363 +12.40% 18
Yorkshire +21 31 £400 +3.90% 7
Scotland -25 16 £345 -8.00% 2
North East +31 14 £353 -9.32% 3
Wales -2 9 £160 -66.32% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Customer Requirements 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 Customer Requirements.

1 112 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 109 (16.59%) Security Cleared
3 107 (16.29%) Finance
4 88 (13.39%) Project Management
5 85 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (12.18%) Degree
7 75 (11.42%) Windows
8 70 (10.65%) Java
9 67 (10.20%) ITIL
10 63 (9.59%) SQL
10 63 (9.59%) SC Cleared
11 58 (8.83%) Presales
12 54 (8.22%) Telecoms
13 53 (8.07%) Validation
14 52 (7.91%) LAN
15 51 (7.76%) Active Directory
16 50 (7.61%) SDLC
17 45 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
17 45 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 44 (6.70%) Cisco
18 44 (6.70%) WAN
19 43 (6.54%) Oracle
20 42 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
21 41 (6.24%) Python
22 40 (6.09%) Linux
23 39 (5.94%) Management Information System
23 39 (5.94%) Business Analysis
24 36 (5.48%) Data Analysis
24 36 (5.48%) VMware

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 17 (2.59%) SharePoint
1 17 (2.59%) Skype for Business
2 15 (2.28%) MS Exchange
3 13 (1.98%) Apache
4 10 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.91%) Confluence
7 6 (0.91%) IIS
7 6 (0.91%) JBoss
8 5 (0.76%) nginx
8 5 (0.76%) SAS
8 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.46%) CMS
9 3 (0.46%) Drupal
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.91%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.91%) Simulink
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
8 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.91%) SAP HR-PA
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.61%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (0.61%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.46%) Maximo
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CRM for Utilities
6 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.26%) Office 365
3 19 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.83%) OneDrive
5 10 (1.52%) PaaS
6 9 (1.37%) SaaS
7 7 (1.07%) IaaS
8 3 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.15%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.15%) Force.com
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.91%) LAN
2 44 (6.70%) WAN
3 35 (5.33%) Firewall
4 29 (4.41%) DNS
5 22 (3.35%) Network Security
6 20 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 20 (3.04%) VPN
7 19 (2.89%) Wireless
8 18 (2.74%) DHCP
9 17 (2.59%) NetScaler
9 17 (2.59%) Skype
9 17 (2.59%) SSL
9 17 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (2.44%) 4G
10 16 (2.44%) Internet
11 14 (2.13%) 3G
11 14 (2.13%) MPLS
11 14 (2.13%) SMS
12 13 (1.98%) Bluetooth
13 12 (1.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.35%) Big Data
3 15 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (1.67%) QlikView
7 9 (1.37%) MS Access
7 9 (1.37%) MySQL
8 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.91%) MarkLogic
9 6 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.61%) DB2
10 4 (0.61%) GIS
11 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.46%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.46%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.46%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (3.50%) JIRA
2 18 (2.74%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.83%) Subversion
4 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.37%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.07%) MSI
8 6 (0.91%) JUnit
8 6 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.91%) Toad
9 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.76%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.76%) Mockito
9 5 (0.76%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.61%) dotCover
10 4 (0.61%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.61%) NDepend
10 4 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 107 (16.29%) Finance
2 54 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.35%) Legal
4 16 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.28%) Retail
6 14 (2.13%) Law
6 14 (2.13%) Marketing
7 12 (1.83%) Billing
8 11 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.52%) Banking
10 9 (1.37%) Avionics
11 7 (1.07%) Publishing
12 5 (0.76%) Electronics
12 5 (0.76%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Automotive
13 3 (0.46%) Front Office
13 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (16.89%) Analyst
2 92 (14.00%) Consultant
3 79 (12.02%) Developer
4 73 (11.11%) Architect
5 52 (7.91%) Project Manager
6 50 (7.61%) Business Analyst
7 35 (5.33%) Java Developer
8 33 (5.02%) Network Engineer
9 20 (3.04%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (2.74%) Data Analyst
10 18 (2.74%) Software Engineer
11 15 (2.28%) Administrator
11 15 (2.28%) IT Manager
12 13 (1.98%) Designer
13 12 (1.83%) Coordinator
13 12 (1.83%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (1.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (1.67%) Network Architect
14 11 (1.67%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.33%) .NET
2 28 (4.26%) HTML
3 26 (3.96%) CSS
3 26 (3.96%) Web Services
4 24 (3.65%) REST
4 24 (3.65%) RESTful
5 21 (3.20%) AngularJS
6 20 (3.04%) XML
7 19 (2.89%) Spring
8 17 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
8 17 (2.59%) HTML5
9 12 (1.83%) Middleware
10 11 (1.67%) JDBC
11 10 (1.52%) CSS3
11 10 (1.52%) Regular Expression
12 9 (1.37%) Hibernate
12 9 (1.37%) Java EE
12 9 (1.37%) SOAP
13 7 (1.07%) JMS
14 6 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 85 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 34 (5.18%) User Experience
4 32 (4.87%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.59%) CESG
6 11 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.37%) NHS
7 9 (1.37%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.07%) CMDB
9 6 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.61%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.46%) CCTV
11 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.46%) Clustering
11 3 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.42%) Windows
2 40 (6.09%) Linux
3 28 (4.26%) Windows 7
4 24 (3.65%) Unix
5 18 (2.74%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.67%) CentOS
9 9 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.37%) Solaris
9 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.76%) Android
11 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.46%) VMS
13 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (13.39%) Project Management
3 67 (10.20%) ITIL
4 58 (8.83%) Presales
5 53 (8.07%) Validation
6 50 (7.61%) SDLC
7 45 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 42 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (5.94%) Business Analysis
10 36 (5.48%) Data Analysis
11 34 (5.18%) Scrum
11 34 (5.18%) Software Engineering
12 33 (5.02%) Service Management
12 33 (5.02%) Test Scripting
12 33 (5.02%) User Stories
13 32 (4.87%) Analytics
14 31 (4.72%) Migration
15 30 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (4.57%) Risk Management
15 30 (4.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.65%) Java
2 63 (9.59%) SQL
3 41 (6.24%) Python
4 33 (5.02%) C#
4 33 (5.02%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.02%) PowerShell
5 19 (2.89%) C
5 19 (2.89%) VBScript
6 15 (2.28%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.98%) R
8 10 (1.52%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.22%) C++
10 7 (1.07%) Perl
11 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.91%) MATLAB
11 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.61%) Embedded C
12 4 (0.61%) X++
13 3 (0.46%) PHP
13 3 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 80 (12.18%) Degree
3 63 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (1.67%) CCNP
10 9 (1.37%) ISEB
11 8 (1.22%) CCNA
11 8 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (1.07%) CISSP
13 6 (0.91%) JNCIA
13 6 (0.91%) PMP
14 5 (0.76%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.76%) MBA
14 5 (0.76%) PMI Certification
15 4 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.61%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.41%) SLA
2 23 (3.50%) QA
3 6 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.61%) PMO
5 4 (0.61%) RMADS
6 3 (0.46%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.46%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) ECSS
7 1 (0.15%) GCP
7 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.15%) MISRA
7 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 51 (7.76%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (2.74%) BitLocker
5 16 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.28%) XenApp
7 5 (0.76%) Docker
7 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.76%) vSphere
8 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.46%) Firmware
9 3 (0.46%) KVM
9 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.30%) vCloud
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.15%) Squid
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (3.50%) SCCM
2 15 (2.28%) Ansible
2 15 (2.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (1.83%) Puppet
3 12 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 11 (1.67%) Terraform
5 8 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.91%) Nagios
7 5 (0.76%) Netcool
8 4 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.61%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.46%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.46%) vRealize
10 2 (0.30%) CloudForms
10 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 109 (16.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.70%) Cisco
3 43 (6.54%) Oracle
4 36 (5.48%) SAP
4 36 (5.48%) VMware
5 32 (4.87%) Citrix
6 25 (3.81%) Juniper
7 15 (2.28%) Remedy
8 14 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 14 (2.13%) HP
9 13 (1.98%) Extreme Networks
9 13 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.83%) Altiris
10 12 (1.83%) LANDesk
10 12 (1.83%) Sigfox
10 12 (1.83%) Symantec
11 11 (1.67%) Dell
12 10 (1.52%) IBM
12 10 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.37%) Huawei