Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 272 338
Rank change year-on-year +60 +66 +268
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 1,352 924 788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 0.96% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.12% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 751 582
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.53%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £326
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £80.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% +166.67% -
10th Percentile £24.45 £44.00 £18.75
90th Percentile £70.50 £80.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £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 88,839 82,529 92,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,630 54,071 60,832
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £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 2,390 2,086 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.50%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +44 1,194 £500 - 100
UK excluding London +106 730 £475 +5.56% 62
London +8 615 £525 +0.48% 46
South East +89 236 £500 +17.65% 15
North of England +38 178 £450 +3.09% 17
Scotland +50 143 £450 +12.50% 10
North West +42 92 £439 -2.56% 10
Midlands -2 71 £463 +8.82% 7
Yorkshire +17 62 £450 -14.29% 2
West Midlands -8 61 £463 +8.82% 7
South West +11 52 £475 -13.64% 4
East of England -8 35 £500 +6.38% 7
North East -6 24 £381 +4.45% 5
Wales -15 12 £575 +15.00% 2
East Midlands -6 10 £563 +15.98%

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 851 (62.94%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (35.36%) Java
3 311 (23.00%) TDD
4 291 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
5 273 (20.19%) Scrum
6 268 (19.82%) Finance
7 257 (19.01%) JavaScript
8 236 (17.46%) Git (software)
9 211 (15.61%) DevOps
10 206 (15.24%) Microservices
11 199 (14.72%) Jenkins
12 196 (14.50%) REST
13 189 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 180 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
15 178 (13.17%) Docker
15 178 (13.17%) Spring
16 177 (13.09%) BDD
17 156 (11.54%) Test Automation
18 154 (11.39%) HTML
19 152 (11.24%) CSS
20 151 (11.17%) Puppet
21 148 (10.95%) Ansible
22 134 (9.91%) JIRA
23 133 (9.84%) Banking
24 131 (9.69%) Linux
25 127 (9.39%) Kanban
26 126 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
27 123 (9.10%) OO
28 122 (9.02%) User Experience
29 121 (8.95%) E-Commerce

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
1 111 (8.21%) Confluence
2 97 (7.17%) Tomcat
3 57 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 51 (3.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 46 (3.40%) OpenStack
6 45 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 35 (2.59%) JBoss
7 35 (2.59%) Jetty
8 32 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (2.00%) CMS
10 14 (1.04%) nginx
11 12 (0.89%) Apache
11 12 (0.89%) Documentum
11 12 (0.89%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.52%) EPiServer
13 7 (0.52%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.44%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.44%) SAS
15 5 (0.37%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (0.59%) HipChat
2 6 (0.44%) InVision
2 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.44%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.074%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 84 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.22%) Magento
2 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.074%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.074%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.074%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.074%) Sage BI
4 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.074%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.074%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.074%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.074%) Shopify
4 1 (0.074%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 291 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (3.33%) npm
3 45 (3.33%) PaaS
4 22 (1.63%) SaaS
5 21 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 17 (1.26%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (1.26%) GitHub
6 17 (1.26%) Heroku
6 17 (1.26%) Serverless
7 16 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 16 (1.18%) IaaS
8 14 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
8 14 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 9 (0.67%) Office 365
11 8 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.70%) HTTP
2 34 (2.51%) DNS
3 24 (1.78%) TCP/IP
4 23 (1.70%) FTP
4 23 (1.70%) SSL
5 13 (0.96%) DHCP
6 10 (0.74%) Internet
6 10 (0.74%) IPsec
7 9 (0.67%) Firewall
7 9 (0.67%) SSH
8 8 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
8 8 (0.59%) OpenVPN
9 6 (0.44%) SMS
10 5 (0.37%) Intranet
11 4 (0.30%) Skype
12 3 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.22%) SMTP
12 3 (0.22%) WAN
13 2 (0.15%) ISDN
13 2 (0.15%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (7.40%) NoSQL
2 96 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
3 83 (6.14%) MongoDB
4 82 (6.07%) Hadoop
5 69 (5.10%) Relational Database
5 69 (5.10%) SQL Server
6 61 (4.51%) MySQL
7 54 (3.99%) Big Data
8 26 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
8 26 (1.92%) HBase
9 23 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.04%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.89%) Couchbase
13 12 (0.89%) Data Lake
14 10 (0.74%) Power BI
14 10 (0.74%) Redis
14 10 (0.74%) Riak
14 10 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 236 (17.46%) Git (software)
2 199 (14.72%) Jenkins
3 134 (9.91%) JIRA
4 92 (6.80%) Cucumber
5 85 (6.29%) Selenium
6 75 (5.55%) Maven
7 70 (5.18%) NUnit
8 61 (4.51%) gulp
9 55 (4.07%) JUnit
10 54 (3.99%) MSTest
11 47 (3.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 47 (3.48%) Subversion
12 38 (2.81%) Hudson
13 31 (2.29%) Gradle
14 28 (2.07%) Travis CI
14 28 (2.07%) webpack
15 23 (1.70%) Ant
16 22 (1.63%) Grunt
16 22 (1.63%) SonarQube
17 20 (1.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 268 (19.82%) Finance
2 133 (9.84%) Banking
3 65 (4.81%) Retail
4 46 (3.40%) Financial Institution
5 39 (2.88%) Marketing
6 27 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.26%) Legal
8 17 (1.26%) Publishing
9 15 (1.11%) Retail Banking
10 13 (0.96%) Electronics
11 8 (0.59%) Back Office
12 6 (0.44%) Local Government
13 5 (0.37%) Front Office
13 5 (0.37%) Games
13 5 (0.37%) Law
14 4 (0.30%) Advertising
15 2 (0.15%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 475 (35.13%) Developer
2 203 (15.01%) Java Developer
3 124 (9.17%) Architect
4 118 (8.73%) Analyst
5 113 (8.36%) Digital Transformation
6 93 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 82 (6.07%) Business Analyst
7 82 (6.07%) Project Manager
8 79 (5.84%) Senior Developer
9 70 (5.18%) Senior Java Developer
10 67 (4.96%) Agile Developer
11 58 (4.29%) Designer
12 53 (3.92%) Digital Developer
13 52 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
14 51 (3.77%) Scrum Master
15 50 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 42 (3.11%) Java Engineer
17 36 (2.66%) AWS DevOps
17 36 (2.66%) Consultant
17 36 (2.66%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (14.50%) REST
2 178 (13.17%) Spring
3 154 (11.39%) HTML
4 152 (11.24%) CSS
5 118 (8.73%) AngularJS
6 113 (8.36%) Node.js
7 106 (7.84%) Web Services
8 104 (7.69%) JSON
9 100 (7.40%) React
10 92 (6.80%) .NET
11 82 (6.07%) RESTful
12 71 (5.25%) HTML5
13 70 (5.18%) Hibernate
14 65 (4.81%) Guice
15 57 (4.22%) Spring Boot
16 54 (3.99%) ASP.NET
17 50 (3.70%) OAuth
18 48 (3.55%) Gherkin
18 48 (3.55%) Spring MVC
19 46 (3.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (9.02%) User Experience
2 78 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.40%) iPad
5 42 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 36 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
7 33 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.11%) Fintech
10 11 (0.81%) Social Media
11 10 (0.74%) Cloud Native
11 10 (0.74%) Robotics
12 9 (0.67%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.52%) Management Information System
13 7 (0.52%) Marketing Technology
13 7 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.30%) FMCG
14 4 (0.30%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.30%) Tandem
14 4 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 131 (9.69%) Linux
2 51 (3.77%) Unix
3 24 (1.78%) Windows
4 12 (0.89%) Mac OS X
5 10 (0.74%) CentOS
6 5 (0.37%) Android
6 5 (0.37%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (62.94%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (23.00%) TDD
3 273 (20.19%) Scrum
4 211 (15.61%) DevOps
5 206 (15.24%) Microservices
6 180 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 177 (13.09%) BDD
8 156 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 127 (9.39%) Kanban
10 123 (9.10%) OO
11 121 (8.95%) E-Commerce
12 119 (8.80%) MVC
13 117 (8.65%) Open Source
14 107 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 106 (7.84%) Software Engineering
16 105 (7.77%) CRM
17 104 (7.69%) Front End Development
18 99 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
19 96 (7.10%) Migration
20 84 (6.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (35.36%) Java
2 257 (19.01%) JavaScript
3 114 (8.43%) Python
4 109 (8.06%) C#
5 107 (7.91%) Java 8
6 105 (7.77%) Groovy
7 72 (5.33%) Ruby
8 67 (4.96%) Scala
9 66 (4.88%) SQL
10 34 (2.51%) Bash Shell
11 33 (2.44%) PHP
12 27 (2.00%) ES6
13 22 (1.63%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.18%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.11%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.59%) Clojure
16 8 (0.59%) R
17 7 (0.52%) Go
17 7 (0.52%) Perl
18 6 (0.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 82 (6.07%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 34 (2.51%) Degree
5 8 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.44%) ISEB
7 6 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.30%) PMP
10 3 (0.22%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.22%) IIBA
11 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) CEH
11 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.074%) CISSP
12 1 (0.074%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.81%) QA
2 19 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.74%) PMO
4 9 (0.67%) GCP
4 9 (0.67%) GDPR
5 8 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.52%) SLA
7 4 (0.30%) WCAG
8 2 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) PSD2
9 1 (0.074%) COBIT
9 1 (0.074%) HL7
9 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.074%) Section 508
9 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 178 (13.17%) Docker
2 43 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.59%) Postfix
3 8 (0.59%) Squid
3 8 (0.59%) vCloud
4 6 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) HDFS
6 2 (0.15%) XenApp
6 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 151 (11.17%) Puppet
2 148 (10.95%) Ansible
3 126 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
4 72 (5.33%) Kubernetes
5 59 (4.36%) Terraform
6 33 (2.44%) Cobbler
7 18 (1.33%) Docker Swarm
8 17 (1.26%) Consul
9 13 (0.96%) Kibana
9 13 (0.96%) Mesos
9 13 (0.96%) ZABBIX
10 11 (0.81%) Salt
11 10 (0.74%) logstash
11 10 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.59%) Rancher
12 8 (0.59%) Rsyslog
12 8 (0.59%) Sysdig
13 3 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
14 2 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 113 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.18%) Oracle
3 46 (3.40%) Google
4 25 (1.85%) SAP
5 19 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.26%) IBM
6 17 (1.26%) Tableau
7 16 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 13 (0.96%) Adobe
8 13 (0.96%) VMware
9 12 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.81%) Blue Prism
10 11 (0.81%) SaltStack
11 8 (0.59%) Capita
11 8 (0.59%) hybris
11 8 (0.59%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.59%) Sonatype
12 7 (0.52%) Twitter
13 6 (0.44%) Automation Anywhere
13 6 (0.44%) UiPath