Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 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.

Customer Requirements
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 335 308
Rank change year-on-year +17 -27 -35
Contract jobs citing Customer Requirements 758 664 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.73% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 358 504
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £271 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 58
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -53.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £12.49 £8.45 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.05 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.13 £17.21 £37.50
% change year-on-year +75.04% -54.11% -

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 86,403 77,085 88,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 84.65% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,997 50,578 58,416
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,287 2,072 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.53 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -22.42% -3.70% +25.12%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Customer Requirements in the UK

Customer Requirements
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 Customer Requirements within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 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 +1 682 £450 +9.09% 298
UK excluding London +16 522 £418 +4.38% 270
London -44 205 £488 +8.33% 49
South East -22 169 £413 +13.01% 80
East of England +64 90 £475 +40.74% 26
North of England +5 90 £425 +24.09% 57
Midlands -16 70 £338 -18.18% 53
South West -17 45 £436 +2.47% 33
North West -1 41 £417 +39.08% 26
West Midlands -36 38 £300 -33.33% 37
East Midlands +17 32 £350 +16.67% 16
Wales 0 27 £440 +46.67% 7
Yorkshire -17 26 £338 +0.75% 24
North East +16 23 £450 +23.29% 7
Scotland -25 21 £425 +3.16% 10
Northern Ireland +17 11 - - 4

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 167 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (19.39%) Security Cleared
3 120 (15.83%) Project Management
4 119 (15.70%) Finance
5 115 (15.17%) Microsoft
6 114 (15.04%) Windows
7 107 (14.12%) Degree
8 104 (13.72%) SQL
9 99 (13.06%) ITIL
10 97 (12.80%) SC Cleared
11 86 (11.35%) Java
12 82 (10.82%) Oracle
13 75 (9.89%) Test Scripting
14 73 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
15 69 (9.10%) Telecoms
16 68 (8.97%) SDLC
17 65 (8.58%) Validation
18 64 (8.44%) Migration
19 62 (8.18%) Software Engineering
19 62 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 59 (7.78%) Linux
21 58 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
21 58 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
22 55 (7.26%) C#
23 54 (7.12%) C
23 54 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
23 54 (7.12%) Change Management
24 53 (6.99%) Management Information System
25 52 (6.86%) HTML
26 49 (6.46%) Scrum

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 14 (1.85%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.58%) Skype for Business
3 11 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.32%) Confluence
4 10 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.06%) SAS
6 7 (0.92%) Apache
6 7 (0.92%) IIS
7 6 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.53%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (7.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 6 (0.79%) Simulink
6 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.40%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.26%) CATIA
8 2 (0.26%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.26%) Windchill
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.92%) BPCS
3 7 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.79%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.53%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.40%) OpenText MBPM
6 3 (0.40%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.26%) BASE24
7 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.26%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.26%) SAP APO
7 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.62%) Office 365
4 27 (3.56%) SaaS
5 14 (1.85%) PaaS
6 8 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.79%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.66%) IaaS
8 5 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.40%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.43%) Firewall
2 18 (2.37%) VPN
3 17 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.11%) LAN
5 13 (1.72%) Skype
6 12 (1.58%) DNS
7 11 (1.45%) Internet
7 11 (1.45%) WAN
8 10 (1.32%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (1.19%) BGP
9 9 (1.19%) HTTP
10 8 (1.06%) MPLS
11 7 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.92%) DHCP
11 7 (0.92%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.66%) iSCSI
12 5 (0.66%) OSPF
12 5 (0.66%) SNMP
12 5 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 28 (3.69%) NoSQL
4 23 (3.03%) Power BI
5 20 (2.64%) SAP BW
6 18 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 14 (1.85%) SAP HANA
9 13 (1.72%) Big Data
9 13 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (1.58%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (1.32%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
13 9 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.19%) MongoDB
14 8 (1.06%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.06%) DB2
15 7 (0.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (2.77%) JIRA
2 14 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.85%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
2 14 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.72%) Maven
4 12 (1.58%) Selenium
4 12 (1.58%) SoapUI
5 11 (1.45%) Toad
6 10 (1.32%) MSI
7 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.79%) JMeter
9 6 (0.79%) Subversion
10 5 (0.66%) CANoe
10 5 (0.66%) JUnit
11 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.40%) DbUnit
12 3 (0.40%) JBehave
12 3 (0.40%) XMLUnit
General
1 119 (15.70%) Finance
2 69 (9.10%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.03%) Banking
4 20 (2.64%) Legal
5 19 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.24%) Law
6 17 (2.24%) Military
7 14 (1.85%) Retail
8 12 (1.58%) Advertising
8 12 (1.58%) Billing
9 10 (1.32%) Marketing
10 7 (0.92%) Automotive
10 7 (0.92%) Electronics
11 5 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.53%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.53%) Games
12 4 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.26%) Back Office
14 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (17.68%) Analyst
2 108 (14.25%) Consultant
3 90 (11.87%) Developer
4 87 (11.48%) Architect
5 45 (5.94%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 36 (4.75%) Software Engineer
8 30 (3.96%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
10 25 (3.30%) Test Analyst
11 22 (2.90%) Administrator
12 21 (2.77%) Data Analyst
13 19 (2.51%) Test Engineer
14 18 (2.37%) Designer
14 18 (2.37%) Network Engineer
14 18 (2.37%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.24%) SAP Consultant
16 16 (2.11%) C# Developer
16 16 (2.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 16 (2.11%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (6.86%) HTML
2 41 (5.41%) CSS
2 41 (5.41%) Web Services
3 38 (5.01%) .NET
4 36 (4.75%) Spring
5 31 (4.09%) XML
6 23 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 18 (2.37%) Java EE
8 15 (1.98%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.98%) HTML5
8 15 (1.98%) REST
9 14 (1.85%) AngularJS
10 13 (1.72%) SOAP
11 11 (1.45%) jQuery
12 10 (1.32%) Sass
13 9 (1.19%) EDI
13 9 (1.19%) JSON
14 8 (1.06%) RESTful
15 7 (0.92%) Ehcache
15 7 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (6.99%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (4.62%) User Experience
5 34 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 28 (3.69%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.24%) CMDB
8 14 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.58%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.32%) PMI
11 8 (1.06%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
14 5 (0.66%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
14 5 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
14 5 (0.66%) NHS
14 5 (0.66%) PKI
15 4 (0.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.04%) Windows
2 59 (7.78%) Linux
3 45 (5.94%) Unix
4 27 (3.56%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.30%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 16 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.19%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.06%) Android
10 8 (1.06%) Solaris
10 8 (1.06%) VMS
11 7 (0.92%) CentOS
12 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (15.83%) Project Management
3 99 (13.06%) ITIL
4 75 (9.89%) Test Scripting
5 68 (8.97%) SDLC
6 65 (8.58%) Validation
7 64 (8.44%) Migration
8 62 (8.18%) Software Engineering
9 58 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (7.12%) Change Management
11 49 (6.46%) Scrum
12 48 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
13 42 (5.54%) Presales
14 41 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (5.28%) Data Modelling
16 39 (5.15%) Service Design
17 38 (5.01%) Waterfall
18 37 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
19 36 (4.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.72%) SQL
2 86 (11.35%) Java
3 55 (7.26%) C#
4 54 (7.12%) C
5 48 (6.33%) JavaScript
6 39 (5.15%) C++
7 38 (5.01%) Python
8 33 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 25 (3.30%) R
10 15 (1.98%) PHP
11 14 (1.85%) Java 8
12 13 (1.72%) Perl
13 9 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.06%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.92%) RPG
15 7 (0.92%) RPG IV
15 7 (0.92%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.92%) VBScript
16 6 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 147 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 107 (14.12%) Degree
3 97 (12.80%) SC Cleared
4 30 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 25 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (2.37%) ISEB
7 18 (2.37%) ISTQB
7 18 (2.37%) PMP
8 17 (2.24%) PMI Certification
9 15 (1.98%) CISSP
9 15 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (1.85%) MCSE
11 13 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (1.58%) CCIE
12 12 (1.58%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (1.32%) CCNA
15 9 (1.19%) CCNP
16 7 (0.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.54%) QA
1 42 (5.54%) SLA
2 16 (2.11%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.85%) Def Stans
4 8 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.79%) PMO
5 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.66%) GDPR
6 5 (0.66%) MISRA
7 3 (0.40%) GxP
8 2 (0.26%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.26%) DO-254
8 2 (0.26%) GCP
8 2 (0.26%) MIL-STD-1553
8 2 (0.26%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.26%) SEPA
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 34 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.98%) vSphere
4 14 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.32%) Docker
6 5 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.66%) XenApp
6 5 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.53%) NFS
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.26%) Ceph
9 2 (0.26%) Firmware
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.26%) vCloud
9 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (2.77%) SCCM
2 19 (2.51%) Puppet
3 15 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.85%) PTC Integrity
5 12 (1.58%) Ansible
6 11 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.45%) SCOM
7 10 (1.32%) Terraform
8 9 (1.19%) XenMobile
9 8 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.92%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.66%) vRealize
12 4 (0.53%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 2 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 115 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 82 (10.82%) Oracle
3 44 (5.80%) SAP
4 39 (5.15%) VMware
5 34 (4.49%) Cisco
6 23 (3.03%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.64%) IBM
8 16 (2.11%) PTC
9 13 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.58%) Juniper
11 11 (1.45%) webMethods
12 10 (1.32%) Infoblox
13 9 (1.19%) CA
13 9 (1.19%) Tableau
14 8 (1.06%) Citrix
14 8 (1.06%) Hortonworks
14 8 (1.06%) HP
14 8 (1.06%) NetApp
14 8 (1.06%) Remedy
14 8 (1.06%) Symantec