Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Digital Transformation Programme skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Digital Transformation Programme over the 6 months to 21 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.

Digital Transformation Programmes/Projects
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 285 289
Rank change year-on-year +69 +4 +259
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 1,312 923 929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 0.93% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.08% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 759 673
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -0.42%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £363
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £80.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +166.67% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £44.00 £18.75
90th Percentile £21.80 £80.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 - £30.00

Digital Transformation Programme 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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

Digital Transformation Programme
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Digital Transformation Programme as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Digital Transformation Programme in the UK

Digital Transformation Programme
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Transformation Programme in the UK

Digital Transformation Programme
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Digital Transformation Programme in the UK

Digital Transformation Programme
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Digital Transformation Programme in the UK

Digital Transformation Programme
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 Digital Transformation Programme within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +54 1,190 £500 - 138
UK excluding London +106 690 £475 +5.56% 98
London +12 612 £525 - 57
South East +88 218 £500 +8.11% 20
North of England +64 187 £450 - 26
Scotland +18 102 £430 +4.24% 14
Yorkshire +42 86 £450 -14.08% 8
North West +26 79 £480 +6.67% 10
Midlands -20 73 £463 +2.78% 22
West Midlands -20 59 £463 +2.78% 20
South West +2 49 £475 +11.76% 12
East of England +20 47 £500 +11.11% 1
North East +11 22 £420 +12.00% 8
East Midlands +12 14 £500 +2.56% 2
Wales -23 13 £500 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 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 Digital Transformation Programme.

1 799 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (34.45%) Java
3 313 (23.86%) TDD
4 284 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
5 278 (21.19%) Finance
6 262 (19.97%) Scrum
7 226 (17.23%) JavaScript
8 215 (16.39%) Git (software)
9 202 (15.40%) Spring
10 200 (15.24%) BDD
11 184 (14.02%) Microservices
12 183 (13.95%) DevOps
13 165 (12.58%) Jenkins
14 162 (12.35%) Test Automation
15 155 (11.81%) Linux
16 154 (11.74%) REST
17 151 (11.51%) Ansible
18 149 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 147 (11.20%) Puppet
20 143 (10.90%) HTML
21 142 (10.82%) Software Engineering
22 139 (10.59%) Banking
22 139 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
23 138 (10.52%) CSS
24 137 (10.44%) Docker
25 132 (10.06%) Kanban
26 127 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
27 123 (9.38%) JIRA
28 111 (8.46%) User Experience
28 111 (8.46%) Node.js

Digital Transformation Programme
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
1 109 (8.31%) Tomcat
2 102 (7.77%) Confluence
3 56 (4.27%) JBoss
3 56 (4.27%) Jetty
4 40 (3.05%) Cloud Foundry
5 38 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 30 (2.29%) CMS
6 30 (2.29%) OpenStack
6 30 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 28 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (1.68%) Apache
9 16 (1.22%) Documentum
9 16 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 13 (0.99%) nginx
11 9 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.61%) Drupal
12 8 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.46%) WordPress
14 5 (0.38%) EPiServer
15 4 (0.30%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.30%) InVision
5 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) UserZoom
6 1 (0.076%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 35 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.076%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.076%) Shopify
4 1 (0.076%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 284 (21.65%) Amazon AWS
2 149 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.89%) PaaS
4 30 (2.29%) npm
5 29 (2.21%) GitHub
5 29 (2.21%) SaaS
6 24 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.60%) Heroku
8 20 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.45%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.45%) IaaS
10 17 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (0.99%) Office 365
12 12 (0.91%) Serverless
13 10 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 9 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 7 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 70 (5.34%) HTTP
2 32 (2.44%) DNS
3 22 (1.68%) FTP
3 22 (1.68%) SSL
4 21 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.69%) SSH
6 8 (0.61%) DHCP
6 8 (0.61%) Firewall
6 8 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (0.61%) OpenVPN
7 6 (0.46%) Internet
7 6 (0.46%) Intranet
8 5 (0.38%) SMTP
9 4 (0.30%) IPsec
9 4 (0.30%) Skype
9 4 (0.30%) SMS
10 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.23%) SAN
11 2 (0.15%) VPN
11 2 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (8.08%) NoSQL
2 95 (7.24%) MongoDB
3 88 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (6.33%) Hadoop
5 56 (4.27%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.81%) MySQL
7 43 (3.28%) SQL Server
8 38 (2.90%) Big Data
9 19 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (1.14%) HBase
12 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.91%) Power BI
14 11 (0.84%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.69%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.69%) Redis
15 9 (0.69%) Riak
15 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 215 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 165 (12.58%) Jenkins
3 123 (9.38%) JIRA
4 85 (6.48%) Cucumber
5 80 (6.10%) Selenium
6 66 (5.03%) Maven
7 59 (4.50%) JUnit
8 50 (3.81%) gulp
9 47 (3.58%) Subversion
10 42 (3.20%) Hudson
11 33 (2.52%) Gradle
12 30 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
13 29 (2.21%) MSTest
13 29 (2.21%) NUnit
14 24 (1.83%) GitLab
14 24 (1.83%) Grunt
15 20 (1.52%) Ant
15 20 (1.52%) SonarQube
15 20 (1.52%) Travis CI
16 18 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 278 (21.19%) Finance
2 139 (10.59%) Banking
3 78 (5.95%) Retail
4 77 (5.87%) Financial Institution
5 30 (2.29%) Marketing
6 25 (1.91%) Legal
7 22 (1.68%) Publishing
8 20 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.37%) Telecoms
10 16 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 15 (1.14%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.76%) Electronics
13 9 (0.69%) Back Office
13 9 (0.69%) Front Office
13 9 (0.69%) Games
14 8 (0.61%) Law
15 6 (0.46%) Automotive
15 6 (0.46%) Local Government
16 4 (0.30%) Advertising
16 4 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 451 (34.38%) Developer
2 208 (15.85%) Java Developer
3 130 (9.91%) Analyst
4 119 (9.07%) Architect
5 96 (7.32%) Digital Transformation
6 87 (6.63%) Business Analyst
7 78 (5.95%) Agile Developer
8 75 (5.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 67 (5.11%) Project Manager
10 62 (4.73%) Designer
11 58 (4.42%) Senior Developer
12 57 (4.34%) Solutions Architect
13 48 (3.66%) Senior Java Developer
14 44 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 44 (3.35%) Scala Developer
15 38 (2.90%) Digital Developer
16 35 (2.67%) Java Engineer
17 34 (2.59%) Transformation Manager
18 32 (2.44%) Scrum Master
19 31 (2.36%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (15.40%) Spring
2 154 (11.74%) REST
3 143 (10.90%) HTML
4 138 (10.52%) CSS
5 111 (8.46%) Node.js
6 99 (7.55%) RESTful
7 92 (7.01%) AngularJS
8 90 (6.86%) React
9 84 (6.40%) JSON
10 78 (5.95%) Web Services
11 77 (5.87%) Hibernate
12 68 (5.18%) Guice
13 67 (5.11%) Spring Boot
14 66 (5.03%) HTML5
15 62 (4.73%) .NET
16 56 (4.27%) Ruby on Rails
17 47 (3.58%) Play Framework
17 47 (3.58%) Spring MVC
18 43 (3.28%) SOAP
19 40 (3.05%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.46%) User Experience
2 77 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
4 44 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 22 (1.68%) iPad
7 19 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.30%) Robotics
9 15 (1.14%) Cloud Native
10 14 (1.07%) Fintech
11 11 (0.84%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.76%) Social Media
12 10 (0.76%) Tandem
13 8 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.53%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.53%) Management Information System
15 5 (0.38%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.38%) Replication
16 4 (0.30%) Computer Science
16 4 (0.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 155 (11.81%) Linux
2 53 (4.04%) Unix
3 22 (1.68%) Windows
4 12 (0.91%) CentOS
5 5 (0.38%) Android
5 5 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.38%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 799 (60.90%) Agile Software Development
2 313 (23.86%) TDD
3 262 (19.97%) Scrum
4 200 (15.24%) BDD
5 184 (14.02%) Microservices
6 183 (13.95%) DevOps
7 162 (12.35%) Test Automation
8 142 (10.82%) Software Engineering
9 139 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
10 132 (10.06%) Kanban
11 103 (7.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 98 (7.47%) Front End Development
13 93 (7.09%) Open Source
14 92 (7.01%) Change Management
15 89 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
15 89 (6.78%) Project Management
16 87 (6.63%) MVC
17 85 (6.48%) E-Commerce
18 82 (6.25%) Migration
19 79 (6.02%) OO
Programming Languages
1 452 (34.45%) Java
2 226 (17.23%) JavaScript
3 110 (8.38%) Python
4 101 (7.70%) Java 8
5 79 (6.02%) Ruby
6 74 (5.64%) Groovy
7 69 (5.26%) Scala
8 68 (5.18%) C#
9 55 (4.19%) SQL
10 29 (2.21%) Bash Shell
11 28 (2.13%) ES6
12 19 (1.45%) PHP
12 19 (1.45%) TypeScript
13 12 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.84%) Perl
15 10 (0.76%) Go
16 8 (0.61%) C++
16 8 (0.61%) Clojure
17 5 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (5.34%) Security Cleared
2 51 (3.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 47 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.36%) Degree
5 10 (0.76%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.30%) ISEB
8 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.30%) PMP
9 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.15%) CEH
10 2 (0.15%) GIAC
10 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.076%) CISA
11 1 (0.076%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.20%) QA
2 16 (1.22%) PMO
3 15 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.61%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) WCAG
7 6 (0.46%) SLA
8 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.23%) PSD2
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.076%) HL7
10 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 137 (10.44%) Docker
2 35 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.61%) Postfix
3 8 (0.61%) Squid
3 8 (0.61%) vCloud
4 6 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.38%) vSphere
6 3 (0.23%) NFS
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) XenApp
7 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 151 (11.51%) Ansible
2 147 (11.20%) Puppet
3 127 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
4 70 (5.34%) Kubernetes
5 59 (4.50%) Terraform
6 52 (3.96%) Cobbler
7 21 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (1.07%) Kibana
10 13 (0.99%) Mesos
11 11 (0.84%) Consul
11 11 (0.84%) logstash
12 10 (0.76%) Salt
12 10 (0.76%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.61%) Rancher
13 8 (0.61%) Rsyslog
13 8 (0.61%) Sysdig
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
14 3 (0.23%) PowerCLI
14 3 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 61 (4.65%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.19%) Oracle
3 48 (3.66%) Google
4 24 (1.83%) IBM
5 21 (1.60%) SAP
6 19 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (1.30%) VMware
8 12 (0.91%) Blue Prism
8 12 (0.91%) Sitecore
8 12 (0.91%) Tableau
9 11 (0.84%) Adobe
10 10 (0.76%) MuleSoft
10 10 (0.76%) SaltStack
11 8 (0.61%) Sonatype
11 8 (0.61%) WSO2
12 7 (0.53%) Automation Anywhere
12 7 (0.53%) UiPath
13 6 (0.46%) hybris
13 6 (0.46%) New Relic
14 5 (0.38%) Splunk