Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Feasibility Study skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Feasibility Study 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.

Feasibility Studies
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 721 714
Rank change year-on-year -32 -7 -45
Contract jobs citing Feasibility Study 146 138 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 94 140
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -6.63% +8.44%
10th Percentile £319 £268 £264
90th Percentile £586 £578 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +12.58% -5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 3
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +43.59% -31.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +43.59% -57.61%

Feasibility Study 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%

Feasibility Study
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Feasibility Study as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Feasibility Study in the UK

Feasibility Study
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Feasibility Study.

Contractor daily rate trend for Feasibility Study in the UK

Feasibility Study
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Feasibility Study over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Feasibility Study in the UK

Feasibility Study
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Feasibility Study.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Feasibility Study in the UK

Feasibility Study
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Feasibility Study over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Feasibility Study in the UK

Feasibility Study
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 Feasibility Study 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 -14 134 £463 +12.18% 38
London +7 78 £500 -2.44% 12
UK excluding London -40 65 £425 +12.58% 28
South East -9 29 £450 +9.09% 10
North of England -21 16 £313 -8.09% 8
Yorkshire -7 7 £313 -3.85% 3
Midlands -17 7 £513 +36.67% 7
North West -11 6 - - 5
West Midlands -25 6 £513 +46.43% 4
Scotland -47 6 £400 +15.94% 1
Wales -10 5 £638 +99.22% 1
North East -5 3 £475 +22.19%
East of England -7 2 £350 -17.65% 1
East Midlands -4 1 - - 3
South West -28 1 £550 +11.56%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Feasibility Study 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 Feasibility Study.

1 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.45%) Finance
3 40 (27.40%) Business Analysis
4 31 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
6 20 (13.70%) SAP
6 20 (13.70%) Degree
7 16 (10.96%) MS Visio
7 16 (10.96%) Scrum
8 15 (10.27%) Project Management
8 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
8 15 (10.27%) Office 365
9 14 (9.59%) Windows
9 14 (9.59%) Change Management
9 14 (9.59%) Management Information System
9 14 (9.59%) Use Case
9 14 (9.59%) Test Scripting
10 13 (8.90%) Migration
10 13 (8.90%) UML
11 12 (8.22%) CRM
11 12 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (8.22%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (8.22%) TOGAF
11 12 (8.22%) Data Management
11 12 (8.22%) User Stories
11 12 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
12 11 (7.53%) Target Operating Model
12 11 (7.53%) Windows 10
12 11 (7.53%) PaaS
12 11 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing

Feasibility Study
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 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.85%) Confluence
3 4 (2.74%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.05%) Appian
5 2 (1.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.68%) JBoss
6 1 (0.68%) Liferay
6 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (10.96%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.37%) Simulink
6 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) SAP SRM
2 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.27%) Office 365
2 11 (7.53%) PaaS
3 10 (6.85%) IaaS
3 10 (6.85%) SaaS
4 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (4.79%) Boomi
6 5 (3.42%) OneDrive
7 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (2.05%) Yammer
8 2 (1.37%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.16%) Intranet
2 7 (4.79%) Firewall
2 7 (4.79%) NetScaler
3 6 (4.11%) Internet
4 4 (2.74%) SMS
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) FTP
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) Big Data
2 4 (2.74%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.74%) Pentaho
3 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.37%) Power BI
4 2 (1.37%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.37%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.37%) Spotfire
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (7.53%) Rational Rose
2 9 (6.16%) JIRA
3 6 (4.11%) Bitbucket
4 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.05%) Selenium
6 3 (2.05%) Subversion
6 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.37%) Maven
7 2 (1.37%) Protractor
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (29.45%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Retail
3 5 (3.42%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Back Office
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) German Language
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (59.59%) Analyst
2 79 (54.11%) Business Analyst
3 14 (9.59%) Architect
4 8 (5.48%) Office 365 Business Analyst
4 8 (5.48%) Senior Business Analyst
4 8 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (4.79%) Designer
5 7 (4.79%) Developer
5 7 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (4.79%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (4.11%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (3.42%) Programme Manager
7 5 (3.42%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Lead Developer
8 4 (2.74%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.74%) SAP Business Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) .NET
2 8 (5.48%) Spring
3 4 (2.74%) J2EE
3 4 (2.74%) JSON
3 4 (2.74%) REST
3 4 (2.74%) Struts
4 3 (2.05%) Keras
4 3 (2.05%) TensorFlow
5 2 (1.37%) OpenCV
5 2 (1.37%) SAML
5 2 (1.37%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.85%) User Experience
3 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.42%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.42%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.74%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (2.05%) CCTV
6 3 (2.05%) Fintech
6 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.37%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.37%) Shadow IT
7 2 (1.37%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (0.68%) Kindle
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.59%) Windows
2 11 (7.53%) Windows 10
3 10 (6.85%) Linux
3 10 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.37%) Android
4 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.40%) Business Analysis
3 31 (21.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (10.96%) Scrum
5 15 (10.27%) Project Management
6 14 (9.59%) Change Management
6 14 (9.59%) Test Scripting
6 14 (9.59%) Use Case
7 13 (8.90%) Migration
7 13 (8.90%) UML
8 12 (8.22%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (8.22%) CRM
8 12 (8.22%) Data Management
8 12 (8.22%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (8.22%) TOGAF
8 12 (8.22%) User Stories
9 11 (7.53%) PRINCE2
9 11 (7.53%) Target Operating Model
9 11 (7.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.85%) Java
2 9 (6.16%) Python
3 7 (4.79%) SQL
4 6 (4.11%) C++
5 5 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.05%) C
7 2 (1.37%) Groovy
8 1 (0.68%) ABAP
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (13.70%) Degree
2 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) CBAP
3 5 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.74%) IIBA
4 4 (2.74%) ISEB
5 3 (2.05%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.37%) PhD
7 1 (0.68%) APMP
7 1 (0.68%) CISMP
7 1 (0.68%) CISSP
7 1 (0.68%) CITP
7 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) QA
2 7 (4.79%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.42%) PMO
4 3 (2.05%) GDPR
5 2 (1.37%) HAZOP
5 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.37%) MiFID
6 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.68%) EMIR
6 1 (0.68%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (3.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Ansible
3 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.68%) MOM
3 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) Salt
3 1 (0.68%) Terraform
3 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.70%) SAP
3 7 (4.79%) Dell
3 7 (4.79%) ForgeRock
3 7 (4.79%) Sitecore
4 6 (4.11%) Tableau
5 4 (2.74%) Cisco
6 3 (2.05%) Oracle
7 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.37%) Citrix
7 2 (1.37%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.37%) Symantec
8 1 (0.68%) Casewise
8 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.68%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.68%) VMware
8 1 (0.68%) Wallstreet Suite
8 1 (0.68%) Workday