Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 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.

Digital Transformation Programmes/Projects
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 255 253
Rank change year-on-year +48 -2 +208
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 1,336 1,017 984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.03% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.20% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 787 728
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £371 £375 £363
90th Percentile £640 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +9.29% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £80.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +358.98% -9.45%
10th Percentile £16.25 £80.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £80.00 £22.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

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 85,951 84,789 81,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.86% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,761 56,693 54,034
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,167 2,007 2,375
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

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 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 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 +44 1,239 £500 - 141
UK excluding London +82 695 £500 +9.29% 90
London +21 624 £525 - 68
South East +100 214 £505 +1.00% 21
North of England +60 204 £488 +8.33% 27
Yorkshire +59 106 £475 -5.00% 13
Midlands +1 80 £475 +4.11% 12
Scotland +1 71 £425 -2.30% 12
South West -7 69 £481 +13.24% 10
West Midlands -12 69 £475 +5.56% 11
North West -5 62 £575 +27.78% 12
East of England +40 46 £510 -2.86% 3
North East +17 34 £425 +41.67% 2
Wales -19 11 £475 -5.00% 5
East Midlands +4 10 £500 +8.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £320 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 767 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (30.16%) Java
3 315 (23.58%) TDD
4 308 (23.05%) Finance
5 292 (21.86%) Amazon AWS
6 273 (20.43%) Scrum
7 231 (17.29%) JavaScript
8 228 (17.07%) DevOps
9 202 (15.12%) Spring
10 199 (14.90%) BDD
11 190 (14.22%) Linux
12 187 (14.00%) Jenkins
13 185 (13.85%) Git (software)
14 180 (13.47%) Microservices
15 170 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
16 165 (12.35%) Banking
17 164 (12.28%) Change Management
18 162 (12.13%) REST
19 161 (12.05%) Test Automation
20 159 (11.90%) Docker
21 158 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
22 154 (11.53%) Ansible
23 150 (11.23%) Kanban
24 136 (10.18%) HTML
24 136 (10.18%) Puppet
25 131 (9.81%) JIRA
26 127 (9.51%) Software Engineering
27 122 (9.13%) Project Management
28 117 (8.76%) RESTful
29 113 (8.46%) CSS

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
1 108 (8.08%) Confluence
2 100 (7.49%) Tomcat
3 60 (4.49%) JBoss
4 58 (4.34%) Jetty
5 36 (2.69%) CMS
6 32 (2.40%) WebSphere
7 30 (2.25%) WebLogic
8 29 (2.17%) SharePoint
9 26 (1.95%) Apache
10 23 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
11 21 (1.57%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.20%) Documentum
13 15 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.90%) Drupal
15 10 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.60%) Mule
17 7 (0.52%) Umbraco
17 7 (0.52%) WordPress
18 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 17 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (0.22%) InVision
6 3 (0.22%) UserZoom
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.075%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.075%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.075%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.075%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 292 (21.86%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (12.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.77%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (1.95%) GitHub
5 24 (1.80%) PaaS
6 20 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (1.35%) SaaS
8 16 (1.20%) Heroku
8 16 (1.20%) Serverless
9 15 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 15 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (1.12%) IaaS
10 13 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.97%) Trello
11 12 (0.90%) Office 365
12 10 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (0.75%) Slack
13 7 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.61%) HTTP
2 22 (1.65%) DNS
3 19 (1.42%) SSL
4 16 (1.20%) Firewall
5 15 (1.12%) FTP
5 15 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.82%) SAN
7 7 (0.52%) WAN
8 5 (0.37%) NAS
8 5 (0.37%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (0.37%) OpenVPN
8 5 (0.37%) SSH
8 5 (0.37%) VoIP
9 4 (0.30%) Internet
9 4 (0.30%) LAN
9 4 (0.30%) Network Security
9 4 (0.30%) WLAN
10 3 (0.22%) DMZ
10 3 (0.22%) SMS
10 3 (0.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (7.86%) NoSQL
2 90 (6.74%) MongoDB
3 80 (5.99%) Hadoop
4 78 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 70 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 50 (3.74%) MySQL
7 47 (3.52%) SQL Server
8 25 (1.87%) Big Data
9 21 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.67%) HBase
14 8 (0.60%) Power BI
14 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 7 (0.52%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 187 (14.00%) Jenkins
2 185 (13.85%) Git (software)
3 131 (9.81%) JIRA
4 79 (5.91%) JUnit
5 74 (5.54%) Subversion
6 68 (5.09%) Selenium
7 64 (4.79%) Hudson
8 62 (4.64%) Cucumber
9 43 (3.22%) Maven
10 33 (2.47%) gulp
11 26 (1.95%) Gradle
12 21 (1.57%) MSTest
12 21 (1.57%) NUnit
12 21 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (1.42%) Grunt
14 17 (1.27%) Gatling
15 16 (1.20%) GitLab
15 16 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.20%) WebDriver
16 15 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 308 (23.05%) Finance
2 165 (12.35%) Banking
3 111 (8.31%) Financial Institution
4 73 (5.46%) Retail
5 43 (3.22%) Publishing
6 35 (2.62%) Legal
7 29 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 27 (2.02%) Marketing
9 18 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 13 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.90%) Games
12 10 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.60%) Electronics
14 7 (0.52%) Automotive
14 7 (0.52%) Front Office
14 7 (0.52%) Law
15 6 (0.45%) Billing
16 5 (0.37%) Back Office
17 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 450 (33.68%) Developer
2 192 (14.37%) Java Developer
3 137 (10.25%) Analyst
4 122 (9.13%) Architect
5 91 (6.81%) Agile Developer
6 89 (6.66%) Business Analyst
7 80 (5.99%) Digital Transformation
8 76 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 74 (5.54%) Designer
10 63 (4.72%) Project Manager
11 60 (4.49%) Scala Developer
12 51 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
13 43 (3.22%) Senior Developer
14 38 (2.84%) Transformation Manager
15 35 (2.62%) Programme Manager
16 34 (2.54%) Content Designer
17 33 (2.47%) Senior Java Developer
18 32 (2.40%) .NET Developer
18 32 (2.40%) Digital Project Manager
18 32 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (15.12%) Spring
2 162 (12.13%) REST
3 136 (10.18%) HTML
4 117 (8.76%) RESTful
5 113 (8.46%) CSS
6 100 (7.49%) JSON
7 94 (7.04%) .NET
8 87 (6.51%) AngularJS
9 86 (6.44%) Web Services
10 76 (5.69%) Guice
11 75 (5.61%) Hibernate
12 71 (5.31%) Ruby on Rails
13 67 (5.01%) Node.js
13 67 (5.01%) React
14 65 (4.87%) Spring Boot
15 63 (4.72%) Play Framework
16 59 (4.42%) Spring MVC
17 57 (4.27%) Django
18 51 (3.82%) SOAP
19 48 (3.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.78%) User Experience
2 81 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
3 33 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (1.65%) Online Banking
6 19 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.35%) Cloud Native
7 18 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.05%) iPad
9 14 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.90%) Social Media
11 11 (0.82%) Robotics
12 10 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.75%) Tandem
13 9 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.52%) Private Cloud
14 7 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.45%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 190 (14.22%) Linux
2 42 (3.14%) Windows
3 35 (2.62%) Unix
4 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.60%) CentOS
6 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.52%) Solaris
7 6 (0.45%) Android
8 5 (0.37%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.30%) zOS
10 3 (0.22%) DC/OS
10 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.15%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.075%) VMS
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 767 (57.41%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (23.58%) TDD
3 273 (20.43%) Scrum
4 228 (17.07%) DevOps
5 199 (14.90%) BDD
6 180 (13.47%) Microservices
7 164 (12.28%) Change Management
8 161 (12.05%) Test Automation
9 158 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (11.23%) Kanban
11 127 (9.51%) Software Engineering
12 122 (9.13%) Project Management
13 113 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
14 111 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
15 96 (7.19%) MVC
16 86 (6.44%) Open Source
17 81 (6.06%) User Stories
18 80 (5.99%) Pair Programming
19 76 (5.69%) Configuration Management
20 75 (5.61%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 403 (30.16%) Java
2 231 (17.29%) JavaScript
3 91 (6.81%) Python
4 82 (6.14%) Ruby
5 81 (6.06%) Java 8
6 80 (5.99%) C#
6 80 (5.99%) Scala
7 69 (5.16%) SQL
8 31 (2.32%) ES6
9 26 (1.95%) Groovy
10 23 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 20 (1.50%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.50%) TypeScript
12 18 (1.35%) Perl
13 14 (1.05%) Go
14 12 (0.90%) C++
14 12 (0.90%) PHP
15 11 (0.82%) C
16 6 (0.45%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (6.36%) BPSS Clearance
2 71 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 59 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.42%) Degree
5 18 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.60%) CCA
7 7 (0.52%) CISSP
7 7 (0.52%) ISEB
7 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.45%) CISM
8 6 (0.45%) PhD
9 5 (0.37%) CISA
10 4 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.22%) CEH
11 3 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.59%) QA
2 22 (1.65%) PMO
3 15 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.82%) WCAG
5 6 (0.45%) SLA
6 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.075%) HL7
8 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.075%) PSD2
System Software
1 159 (11.90%) Docker
2 17 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.75%) vSphere
5 8 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.45%) Apache Flume
6 6 (0.45%) NFS
7 5 (0.37%) Postfix
7 5 (0.37%) Squid
7 5 (0.37%) vCloud
8 4 (0.30%) ACF2
8 4 (0.30%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.30%) OpenAM
8 4 (0.30%) RACF
9 3 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.22%) XenServer
10 1 (0.075%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.075%) XenApp
10 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 154 (11.53%) Ansible
2 136 (10.18%) Puppet
3 110 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 63 (4.72%) Terraform
6 54 (4.04%) Cobbler
7 22 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (1.27%) Salt
9 15 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 13 (0.97%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.75%) Kibana
12 9 (0.67%) logstash
13 8 (0.60%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.45%) Packer
14 6 (0.45%) PowerCLI
14 6 (0.45%) vCenter Server
15 5 (0.37%) Rancher
15 5 (0.37%) Rsyslog
15 5 (0.37%) Sysdig
16 4 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (5.84%) Google
2 68 (5.09%) Microsoft
3 65 (4.87%) Oracle
4 31 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
4 31 (2.32%) VMware
5 28 (2.10%) IBM
6 18 (1.35%) Cisco
7 16 (1.20%) MuleSoft
8 14 (1.05%) EMC
9 12 (0.90%) Adobe
9 12 (0.90%) NetApp
10 11 (0.82%) Hortonworks
10 11 (0.82%) SAP
11 10 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.75%) Sitecore
12 9 (0.67%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.67%) SaltStack
12 9 (0.67%) WSO2
13 8 (0.60%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.60%) Red Hat