Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 761 712 701
Rank change year-on-year -49 -11 -20
Contract jobs citing Feasibility Study 126 171 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 105 138
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +6.88%
10th Percentile £329 £263 £303
90th Percentile £675 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £375 £421
% change year-on-year +20.13% -10.93% +5.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 4
UK median hourly rate £13.87 £28.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.46% +38.27% -30.17%
10th Percentile £13.17 £14.10 £15.43
90th Percentile £14.58 £45.63 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £28.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -50.46% +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 89,210 85,922 89,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.75% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,880 56,977 59,235
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,415 2,057 2,438
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.32% +11.11% +2.69%

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 23 October 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
Top 14 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 23 October 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 -35 117 £450 +7.14% 38
London -3 68 £428 -7.07% 11
UK excluding London -61 55 £451 +20.13% 31
South East -14 20 £475 +15.15% 10
North of England -26 9 £338 -0.74% 7
North West -14 8 £338 -3.57% 6
Midlands -26 7 £425 +13.33% 4
West Midlands -25 6 £425 +4.94%
Scotland -30 6 £400 +15.94% 4
East of England +8 5 £450 -3.49% 2
South West -21 5 £675 +101.34% 4
Wales -18 3 £556 +73.83%
East Midlands -1 1 - - 4
North East -2 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 33 (26.19%) Business Analysis
3 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.87%) SAP
5 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
5 19 (15.08%) Office 365
6 17 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.90%) Degree
8 14 (11.11%) MS Visio
8 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
9 13 (10.32%) CRM
10 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (9.52%) Use Case
10 12 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 11 (8.73%) Windows
11 11 (8.73%) Migration
11 11 (8.73%) User Experience
12 10 (7.94%) UML
12 10 (7.94%) Java
12 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (7.94%) PaaS
12 10 (7.94%) TOGAF
13 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (7.14%) Firewall
13 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
13 9 (7.14%) IaaS
13 9 (7.14%) Windows 10
14 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
14 8 (6.35%) SaaS

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 14 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.97%) Confluence
3 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.59%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.59%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) SAP SRM
2 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.38%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.79%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.79%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.79%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Office 365
2 10 (7.94%) PaaS
3 9 (7.14%) IaaS
3 9 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (6.35%) SaaS
5 7 (5.56%) Boomi
6 5 (3.97%) OneDrive
7 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) Firewall
2 7 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 3 (2.38%) Intranet
4 2 (1.59%) SMS
5 1 (0.79%) BGP
5 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.79%) DHCP
5 1 (0.79%) HTTP
5 1 (0.79%) IPsec
5 1 (0.79%) Junos
5 1 (0.79%) OSPF
5 1 (0.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.79%) VLAN
5 1 (0.79%) VPN
5 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) Big Data
1 5 (3.97%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.59%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.59%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.59%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Power BI
3 1 (0.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Rational Rose
2 6 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 4 (3.17%) JIRA
3 4 (3.17%) Selenium
4 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.59%) Maven
5 2 (1.59%) Protractor
6 1 (0.79%) TestNG
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.76%) Retail
4 5 (3.97%) Marketing
5 4 (3.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.38%) Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Electronics
7 2 (1.59%) Back Office
7 2 (1.59%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.79%) French Language
8 1 (0.79%) Front Office
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (53.97%) Analyst
2 60 (47.62%) Business Analyst
3 16 (12.70%) Architect
4 10 (7.94%) Office 365 Business Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Designer
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 6 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Developer
7 5 (3.97%) SharePoint Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) SharePoint Business Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Business Architect
8 4 (3.17%) Business Solution Architect
8 4 (3.17%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Lead Developer
8 4 (3.17%) Online Business Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Team Leader
8 4 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Spring
2 5 (3.97%) JSON
2 5 (3.97%) REST
3 4 (3.17%) J2EE
3 4 (3.17%) Struts
4 3 (2.38%) .NET
4 3 (2.38%) Caffe
4 3 (2.38%) Keras
4 3 (2.38%) TensorFlow
5 2 (1.59%) OpenCV
5 2 (1.59%) OpenID
5 2 (1.59%) SAML
6 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.79%) JAXB
6 1 (0.79%) JAX-RS
6 1 (0.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.79%) Velocity
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) XML
6 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.73%) User Experience
2 9 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.97%) CCTV
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.38%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.38%) Fintech
7 2 (1.59%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.59%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.59%) NHS
7 2 (1.59%) Shadow IT
7 2 (1.59%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) e-Health
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) LIMS
8 1 (0.79%) PACS
8 1 (0.79%) PMI
8 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 8 (6.35%) Linux
3 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.59%) Unix
5 1 (0.79%) Android
5 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) Business Analysis
2 30 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.32%) CRM
5 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 12 (9.52%) Use Case
6 11 (8.73%) Migration
7 10 (7.94%) TOGAF
7 10 (7.94%) UML
7 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.35%) Change Management
8 8 (6.35%) Content Management
8 8 (6.35%) ERP
9 7 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (5.56%) IT Strategy
9 7 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (5.56%) Test Automation
9 7 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.94%) Java
2 6 (4.76%) C++
2 6 (4.76%) Python
3 3 (2.38%) SQL
4 2 (1.59%) Groovy
4 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.79%) ABAP
5 1 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) Ruby
5 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) Degree
2 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 7 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) CBAP
4 4 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.17%) IIBA
5 3 (2.38%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.59%) PhD
7 1 (0.79%) APMP
7 1 (0.79%) CIMA
7 1 (0.79%) CISMP
7 1 (0.79%) CISSP
7 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.79%) ISEB
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.35%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.38%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) HAZOP
3 1 (0.79%) HL7
3 1 (0.79%) MiFID
3 1 (0.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.59%) SCCM
1 2 (1.59%) Terraform
2 1 (0.79%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.79%) MOM
2 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (15.87%) SAP
2 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.56%) Dell
3 7 (5.56%) ForgeRock
3 7 (5.56%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.97%) Tableau
5 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.59%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.59%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 2 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (0.79%) Cerner
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix
6 1 (0.79%) Juniper
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle
6 1 (0.79%) Veritas
6 1 (0.79%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.79%) Workday