Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 251 438
Rank change year-on-year +12 +187 +177
Contract jobs citing Digital Transformation Programme 1,077 966 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.01% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.21% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 714 371
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.49%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £740
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
UK median hourly rate - £17.43 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.36 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +0.57% -

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 84,602 79,785 89,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.70% 83.80% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,512 52,848 58,152
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,036 2,217 2,649
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -1.76% -2.57% +22.19%

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 February 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 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 February 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 +20 982 £513 +2.50% 128
London -22 585 £525 - 68
UK excluding London +32 484 £475 +5.56% 66
North of England +14 121 £458 +1.67% 19
South East +8 120 £500 +5.26% 14
Midlands +45 84 £481 +1.32% 15
Scotland -43 71 £399 -6.12% 6
North West +45 68 £458 +14.38% 11
West Midlands +42 66 £488 +8.33% 13
South West +51 58 £500 -2.44% 8
Yorkshire -34 38 £494 +3.95% 6
Wales -15 18 £500 -4.76%
East Midlands -1 16 £456 -5.93% 2
North East +26 15 £375 -6.25% 2
East of England -12 12 £500 +9.29% 4

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 640 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (31.48%) Java
3 295 (27.39%) Amazon AWS
4 240 (22.28%) TDD
5 221 (20.52%) Ansible
6 202 (18.76%) Finance
7 193 (17.92%) Scrum
8 192 (17.83%) DevOps
9 189 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
10 181 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 167 (15.51%) Puppet
12 162 (15.04%) JavaScript
13 153 (14.21%) Docker
14 146 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
14 146 (13.56%) Web Services
15 143 (13.28%) PostgreSQL
16 142 (13.18%) HTML
17 140 (13.00%) Git (software)
18 136 (12.63%) BDD
19 134 (12.44%) NoSQL
20 125 (11.61%) CSS
21 123 (11.42%) OO
22 119 (11.05%) Microservices
23 115 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
24 113 (10.49%) Tomcat
25 108 (10.03%) Jenkins
26 107 (9.94%) NUnit
27 105 (9.75%) User Experience
28 104 (9.66%) Oracle
29 102 (9.47%) Linux

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
1 113 (10.49%) Tomcat
2 88 (8.17%) OpenStack
3 87 (8.08%) WebLogic
4 86 (7.99%) WebSphere
5 43 (3.99%) Confluence
6 38 (3.53%) CMS
7 29 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 28 (2.60%) JBoss
9 23 (2.14%) Jetty
10 22 (2.04%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 12 (1.11%) Apache Spark
13 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.74%) nginx
15 7 (0.65%) Mule
15 7 (0.65%) Mule ESB
16 5 (0.46%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 4 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 13 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.46%) InVision
4 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.093%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.093%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 295 (27.39%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (1.76%) PaaS
5 17 (1.58%) Heroku
5 17 (1.58%) IaaS
6 14 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.30%) GitHub
7 13 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.11%) SaaS
8 12 (1.11%) Slack
9 11 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.02%) npm
10 10 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.93%) Trello
10 10 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.74%) Office 365
12 8 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.25%) HTTP
2 32 (2.97%) FTP
3 30 (2.79%) SSL
4 26 (2.41%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.14%) DNS
6 12 (1.11%) SMTP
7 7 (0.65%) Internet
8 5 (0.46%) Firewall
8 5 (0.46%) IMAP
9 2 (0.19%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.19%) IKE
9 2 (0.19%) NFC
9 2 (0.19%) Skype
9 2 (0.19%) SMS
9 2 (0.19%) SNMP
9 2 (0.19%) Wireless
10 1 (0.093%) AMQP
10 1 (0.093%) DHCP
10 1 (0.093%) IPsec
10 1 (0.093%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (13.28%) PostgreSQL
2 134 (12.44%) NoSQL
3 100 (9.29%) MySQL
4 89 (8.26%) MongoDB
5 60 (5.57%) SQL Server
6 49 (4.55%) Big Data
7 38 (3.53%) Hadoop
8 30 (2.79%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.39%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.11%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.93%) Geospatial Data
11 10 (0.93%) HBase
11 10 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.65%) Redis
15 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 5 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
16 5 (0.46%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 140 (13.00%) Git (software)
2 108 (10.03%) Jenkins
3 107 (9.94%) NUnit
4 85 (7.89%) MSTest
5 61 (5.66%) JIRA
6 54 (5.01%) gulp
7 46 (4.27%) Cucumber
8 45 (4.18%) Selenium
9 33 (3.06%) Grunt
10 27 (2.51%) Gradle
11 26 (2.41%) GitLab
12 24 (2.23%) IntelliJ
12 24 (2.23%) Maven
13 20 (1.86%) Gatling
14 19 (1.76%) JUnit
15 17 (1.58%) Geb
15 17 (1.58%) Spock
16 15 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 15 (1.39%) TeamCity
17 14 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 202 (18.76%) Finance
2 73 (6.78%) Banking
3 48 (4.46%) Retail Banking
4 31 (2.88%) Marketing
4 31 (2.88%) Retail
5 17 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.49%) Local Government
7 15 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.11%) Legal
9 11 (1.02%) Law
10 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.93%) Publishing
11 9 (0.84%) Electronics
11 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.74%) Back Office
13 5 (0.46%) Music Industry
14 4 (0.37%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Games
16 2 (0.19%) Advertising
16 2 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 365 (33.89%) Developer
2 207 (19.22%) Java Developer
3 139 (12.91%) Digital Transformation
4 130 (12.07%) Analyst
5 102 (9.47%) Architect
6 97 (9.01%) Business Analyst
7 92 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 70 (6.50%) Senior Developer
9 65 (6.04%) Digital Developer
10 58 (5.39%) Project Manager
11 55 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
11 55 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
12 53 (4.92%) Digital Analyst
13 51 (4.74%) AWS DevOps
14 48 (4.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 47 (4.36%) Digital Business Analyst
16 45 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
17 38 (3.53%) Delivery Manager
18 36 (3.34%) Designer
18 36 (3.34%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (13.56%) Web Services
2 142 (13.18%) HTML
3 125 (11.61%) CSS
4 94 (8.73%) Spring
5 77 (7.15%) AngularJS
6 76 (7.06%) React
7 67 (6.22%) Spring Boot
8 65 (6.04%) .NET
9 62 (5.76%) HTML5
9 62 (5.76%) REST
10 58 (5.39%) Node.js
11 55 (5.11%) XML
12 48 (4.46%) JSON
13 46 (4.27%) RESTful
14 43 (3.99%) Dropwizard
15 40 (3.71%) Hibernate
16 39 (3.62%) .NET Framework
17 38 (3.53%) SOAP
18 34 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
19 31 (2.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.75%) User Experience
2 94 (8.73%) Greenfield Project
3 63 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (2.41%) iPad
6 24 (2.23%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 9 (0.84%) NHS
10 7 (0.65%) Clustering
10 7 (0.65%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.46%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.46%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.46%) PMI
12 5 (0.46%) Social Media
13 4 (0.37%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 102 (9.47%) Linux
2 28 (2.60%) Windows
3 14 (1.30%) Unix
4 13 (1.21%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.74%) CentOS
5 8 (0.74%) Mac OS X
5 8 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.46%) Android
8 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.093%) Robot Operating System
10 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (59.42%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (22.28%) TDD
3 193 (17.92%) Scrum
4 192 (17.83%) DevOps
5 189 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
6 136 (12.63%) BDD
7 123 (11.42%) OO
8 119 (11.05%) Microservices
9 115 (10.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 98 (9.10%) Test Automation
11 87 (8.08%) Software Engineering
12 86 (7.99%) Migration
13 84 (7.80%) Kanban
14 80 (7.43%) Project Management
15 77 (7.15%) MVC
16 75 (6.96%) E-Commerce
17 73 (6.78%) Open Source
18 61 (5.66%) Front End Development
19 51 (4.74%) SOA
20 48 (4.46%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 339 (31.48%) Java
2 162 (15.04%) JavaScript
3 101 (9.38%) Python
4 97 (9.01%) Groovy
5 76 (7.06%) SQL
6 72 (6.69%) C#
7 69 (6.41%) Ruby
8 48 (4.46%) Scala
9 41 (3.81%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.51%) PHP
11 24 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.86%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.76%) ES6
14 17 (1.58%) Go
15 10 (0.93%) R
16 9 (0.84%) Perl
17 8 (0.74%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.46%) Shell Script
19 4 (0.37%) XAML
20 3 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 72 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.20%) SC Cleared
3 28 (2.60%) Degree
4 26 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (0.56%) ISEB
6 5 (0.46%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.37%) CISSP
8 3 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.28%) CLAS
8 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.19%) PMP
10 1 (0.093%) CISM
10 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.093%) IISP
10 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.093%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.093%) MCSD
10 1 (0.093%) MCSE
10 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.92%) QA
2 13 (1.21%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.93%) PMO
4 9 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.37%) GDPR
6 3 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.28%) RMADS
7 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.093%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 153 (14.21%) Docker
2 7 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.093%) GeoWebCache
6 1 (0.093%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.093%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 221 (20.52%) Ansible
2 167 (15.51%) Puppet
3 146 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (5.29%) Terraform
5 48 (4.46%) Kubernetes
6 28 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
7 23 (2.14%) Cobbler
8 11 (1.02%) Consul
8 11 (1.02%) Mesos
9 9 (0.84%) logstash
10 8 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.65%) Kibana
12 5 (0.46%) rkt
12 5 (0.46%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.37%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.28%) Nagios
14 3 (0.28%) Prometheus
15 2 (0.19%) OpenNMS
15 2 (0.19%) Salt
15 2 (0.19%) SELinux
Vendors
1 104 (9.66%) Oracle
2 44 (4.09%) Microsoft
3 23 (2.14%) New Relic
4 20 (1.86%) Google
5 19 (1.76%) Adobe
6 15 (1.39%) MuleSoft
7 13 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.11%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.93%) SAP
9 10 (0.93%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.74%) VMware
11 6 (0.56%) Cloudera
11 6 (0.56%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.56%) Zend
12 5 (0.46%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.46%) Pega
13 4 (0.37%) Rackspace
13 4 (0.37%) Red Hat
14 3 (0.28%) Avaya
14 3 (0.28%) Informatica