Period
to 21 May 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 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.

Digital Transformation Programmes/Projects
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 251 415
Rank change year-on-year +34 +164 +209
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 1,286 914 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.01% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.20% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 699 449
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £17.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +244.23% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.36 -
% change year-on-year +80.79% - -

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 86,297 76,245 88,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.63% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,940 50,019 58,259
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 £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,268 2,079 2,320
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.92
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.11% +22.34%

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 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Digital Transformation Programme in the UK

Digital Transformation Programme
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 Digital Transformation Programme within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +38 1,154 £500 - 112
UK excluding London +67 667 £475 +1.06% 67
London +6 612 £525 +1.69% 57
South East +33 211 £500 +17.65% 17
North of England +22 162 £450 -5.26% 20
Scotland -5 116 £450 +5.88% 5
North West +45 92 £450 +20.00% 9
South West +66 79 £475 -11.63% 2
Midlands +33 75 £488 +2.63% 14
West Midlands +24 63 £475 - 9
Yorkshire -23 44 £450 -14.29% 6
North East +3 26 £413 +3.13% 5
East Midlands -8 12 £513 +5.67% 5
East of England -15 11 £475 +1.06% 2
Wales -29 11 £525 +2.44% 3

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 798 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (32.04%) Java
3 309 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
4 266 (20.68%) TDD
5 252 (19.60%) Scrum
6 247 (19.21%) Finance
6 247 (19.21%) JavaScript
7 240 (18.66%) DevOps
8 221 (17.19%) Git (software)
9 207 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 207 (16.10%) Docker
10 184 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
10 184 (14.31%) Microservices
11 179 (13.92%) Jenkins
12 178 (13.84%) HTML
13 175 (13.61%) Ansible
14 172 (13.37%) CSS
15 158 (12.29%) REST
16 145 (11.28%) BDD
17 143 (11.12%) Puppet
18 142 (11.04%) OO
19 140 (10.89%) Linux
20 132 (10.26%) E-Commerce
20 132 (10.26%) AngularJS
20 132 (10.26%) User Experience
21 131 (10.19%) Spring
22 129 (10.03%) PostgreSQL
23 128 (9.95%) Web Services
23 128 (9.95%) C#
24 124 (9.64%) Opscode Chef

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 80 (6.22%) Confluence
2 79 (6.14%) Tomcat
3 70 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 65 (5.05%) OpenStack
5 64 (4.98%) WebSphere
6 42 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 38 (2.95%) CMS
8 30 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
9 15 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 15 (1.17%) JBoss
9 15 (1.17%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.09%) Apache Spark
11 11 (0.86%) Jetty
11 11 (0.86%) Mule
12 10 (0.78%) nginx
13 8 (0.62%) Mule ESB
14 7 (0.54%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.39%) EPiServer
16 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (1.17%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.70%) HipChat
3 6 (0.47%) InVision
3 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 67 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.078%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.078%) Sage BI
5 1 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.078%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 309 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
2 207 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.19%) npm
4 28 (2.18%) Heroku
5 20 (1.56%) Serverless
6 19 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
7 16 (1.24%) IaaS
7 16 (1.24%) PaaS
8 14 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
11 10 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.62%) GitHub
12 8 (0.62%) SaaS
12 8 (0.62%) Slack
13 7 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (6.14%) HTTP
2 52 (4.04%) FTP
3 49 (3.81%) SSL
4 44 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 43 (3.34%) DNS
6 14 (1.09%) SMTP
7 12 (0.93%) DHCP
8 11 (0.86%) Internet
8 11 (0.86%) IPsec
9 9 (0.70%) Firewall
10 6 (0.47%) IMAP
11 5 (0.39%) Intranet
12 4 (0.31%) SMS
13 3 (0.23%) Skype
13 3 (0.23%) WAN
14 2 (0.16%) ISDN
14 2 (0.16%) LAN
14 2 (0.16%) PBX
14 2 (0.16%) VPN
14 2 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (10.03%) PostgreSQL
2 111 (8.63%) NoSQL
3 90 (7.00%) MySQL
4 89 (6.92%) SQL Server
5 88 (6.84%) MongoDB
6 69 (5.37%) Relational Database
7 53 (4.12%) Big Data
8 45 (3.50%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 19 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 18 (1.40%) HBase
12 16 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.86%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.54%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.54%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.54%) Redis
17 5 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 221 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 179 (13.92%) Jenkins
3 104 (8.09%) NUnit
4 98 (7.62%) JIRA
5 75 (5.83%) gulp
6 73 (5.68%) MSTest
7 63 (4.90%) Cucumber
8 62 (4.82%) Selenium
9 53 (4.12%) Maven
10 43 (3.34%) Gradle
11 41 (3.19%) JUnit
12 38 (2.95%) Subversion
13 35 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
14 31 (2.41%) GitLab
15 28 (2.18%) Grunt
16 27 (2.10%) Spock
16 27 (2.10%) webpack
17 24 (1.87%) Hudson
18 23 (1.79%) Gatling
18 23 (1.79%) Geb
General
1 247 (19.21%) Finance
2 123 (9.56%) Banking
3 42 (3.27%) Retail
4 31 (2.41%) Marketing
5 27 (2.10%) Retail Banking
6 26 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.24%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.09%) Publishing
10 13 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.86%) Legal
12 10 (0.78%) Back Office
13 9 (0.70%) Local Government
14 8 (0.62%) Law
15 6 (0.47%) Electronics
15 6 (0.47%) Games
16 5 (0.39%) Advertising
17 4 (0.31%) Front Office
18 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 1 (0.078%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 444 (34.53%) Developer
2 199 (15.47%) Java Developer
3 149 (11.59%) Digital Transformation
4 130 (10.11%) Analyst
5 111 (8.63%) Architect
6 107 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
7 94 (7.31%) Business Analyst
8 88 (6.84%) Senior Developer
9 75 (5.83%) Project Manager
9 75 (5.83%) Senior Java Developer
10 59 (4.59%) Digital Developer
11 54 (4.20%) Agile Developer
12 52 (4.04%) AWS DevOps
13 51 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
13 51 (3.97%) Designer
13 51 (3.97%) Digital Analyst
14 50 (3.89%) Scrum Master
15 48 (3.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 45 (3.50%) Consultant
17 41 (3.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (13.84%) HTML
2 172 (13.37%) CSS
3 158 (12.29%) REST
4 132 (10.26%) AngularJS
5 131 (10.19%) Spring
6 128 (9.95%) Web Services
7 114 (8.86%) .NET
8 98 (7.62%) Node.js
9 96 (7.47%) JSON
10 88 (6.84%) React
11 73 (5.68%) Spring Boot
12 72 (5.60%) HTML5
12 72 (5.60%) XML
13 66 (5.13%) ASP.NET
14 65 (5.05%) RESTful
15 63 (4.90%) .NET Framework
16 62 (4.82%) OAuth
17 61 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 60 (4.67%) SOAP
19 58 (4.51%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 132 (10.26%) User Experience
2 86 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (4.67%) iPad
4 51 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.88%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.94%) Public Cloud
7 16 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (0.70%) Social Media
10 8 (0.62%) NHS
11 7 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 6 (0.47%) Clustering
12 6 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.47%) Fintech
12 6 (0.47%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.47%) Marketing Technology
12 6 (0.47%) Robotics
13 4 (0.31%) IVR
13 4 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 140 (10.89%) Linux
2 29 (2.26%) Unix
2 29 (2.26%) Windows
3 16 (1.24%) Mac OS X
4 10 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.70%) CentOS
5 9 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.54%) Android
7 5 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.078%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (62.05%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (20.68%) TDD
3 252 (19.60%) Scrum
4 240 (18.66%) DevOps
5 184 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
5 184 (14.31%) Microservices
6 145 (11.28%) BDD
7 142 (11.04%) OO
8 132 (10.26%) E-Commerce
9 124 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 119 (9.25%) MVC
10 119 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 107 (8.32%) Kanban
12 105 (8.16%) Open Source
13 101 (7.85%) Migration
14 84 (6.53%) Problem-Solving
15 83 (6.45%) Front End Development
16 79 (6.14%) CRM
17 77 (5.99%) Project Management
18 75 (5.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 412 (32.04%) Java
2 247 (19.21%) JavaScript
3 128 (9.95%) C#
4 121 (9.41%) Python
5 105 (8.16%) Java 8
6 103 (8.01%) Groovy
7 95 (7.39%) SQL
8 82 (6.38%) Ruby
9 64 (4.98%) Scala
10 47 (3.65%) Bash Shell
11 41 (3.19%) ES6
11 41 (3.19%) PHP
12 31 (2.41%) TypeScript
13 28 (2.18%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.17%) R
16 13 (1.01%) Go
17 10 (0.78%) Shell Script
18 9 (0.70%) Perl
19 5 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 80 (6.22%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (2.88%) Degree
5 5 (0.39%) ISEB
5 5 (0.39%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.31%) CISSP
6 4 (0.31%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.23%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.23%) CLAS
7 3 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.23%) IIBA
7 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.23%) PMP
7 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.72%) QA
2 11 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.78%) PMO
4 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.47%) GDPR
5 3 (0.23%) GCP
5 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.23%) RMADS
5 3 (0.23%) SLA
6 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.078%) COBIT
7 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.078%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.078%) Section 508
System Software
1 207 (16.10%) Docker
2 18 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.54%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.078%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.078%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.078%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.078%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 175 (13.61%) Ansible
2 143 (11.12%) Puppet
3 124 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (5.75%) Kubernetes
5 58 (4.51%) Terraform
6 30 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (1.79%) Consul
8 14 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.01%) Mesos
10 11 (0.86%) Cobbler
11 9 (0.70%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.62%) logstash
13 6 (0.47%) Kibana
14 4 (0.31%) BladeLogic
14 4 (0.31%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.31%) Salt
15 3 (0.23%) Nagios
16 2 (0.16%) OpenNMS
16 2 (0.16%) SELinux
16 2 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (7.93%) Microsoft
2 91 (7.08%) Oracle
3 42 (3.27%) Google
4 30 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 24 (1.87%) MuleSoft
6 20 (1.56%) Adobe
7 16 (1.24%) SAP
8 11 (0.86%) VMware
9 9 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.62%) New Relic
11 7 (0.54%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.47%) Automation Anywhere
12 6 (0.47%) Blue Prism
12 6 (0.47%) Tableau
13 5 (0.39%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.39%) Capita
13 5 (0.39%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.39%) Twitter
14 4 (0.31%) IBM
14 4 (0.31%) Zend