The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Guidewire products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Guidewire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Guidewire Software, Inc.

Guidewire
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 595 610
Rank change year-on-year +32 +15  
Contract jobs citing Guidewire 37 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.083% 0.028%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.19% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 10
Median daily rate £475 £525 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £825 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £430
% change year-on-year +4.76% +22.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Guidewire is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20053 23695 24270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.04% 43.77% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12380 14428 13767
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 802 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Guidewire
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Guidewire as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Guidewire in the UK

Guidewire
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Guidewire in the UK

Guidewire
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Guidewire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Guidewire in the UK

Guidewire
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 Guidewire within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +40 37 £475 -9.52% 6
London +28 20 £475 -13.63% 4
City of London +17 7 £475 -9.52% 2
Croydon +10 7 £383 -20.31%
West Midlands - 7 £575 -
South East +12 6 £588 +2.17% 1
Warwickshire - 6 £600 -
Surrey +10 4 £465 -11.42% 1
North West +30 3 £469 +13.63%
Guildford +6 3 £525 - 1
Manchester +14 2 £469 +13.63%
Bolton - 2 £469 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £600 -
Lancashire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Guidewire also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Guidewire.

1 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Java
3 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 14 (16.47%) Regression Testing
5 12 (14.12%) Test Scripting
6 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.76%) iPad
7 10 (11.76%) Web Services
8 9 (10.59%) Oracle
8 9 (10.59%) HP
8 9 (10.59%) Maven
8 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (9.41%) Gradle
9 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
9 8 (9.41%) Exploratory Testing
9 8 (9.41%) Project Management
9 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
9 8 (9.41%) Eclipse
10 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
10 7 (8.24%) XML
10 7 (8.24%) QA
10 7 (8.24%) DevOps
10 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
11 6 (7.06%) Groovy
11 6 (7.06%) Billing
11 6 (7.06%) Subversion

Guidewire
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 8 (9.41%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.35%) FileNet
3 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) SAP FS
2 1 (1.18%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.18%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.18%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) IaaS
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.35%) Adabas
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.18%) OLTP
4 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Maven
2 8 (9.41%) Eclipse
2 8 (9.41%) Gradle
3 6 (7.06%) Subversion
4 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.53%) Toad
6 2 (2.35%) Ant
6 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.35%) JMeter
6 2 (2.35%) Selenium
7 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.18%) Hudson
7 1 (1.18%) JBehave
7 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.18%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (1.18%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Billing
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Test Analyst
4 12 (14.12%) Architect
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.06%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Programme Manager
8 5 (5.88%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.71%) QA Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Implementation Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Implementation Project Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Project Implementation Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Quality Manager
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.76%) Web Services
2 7 (8.24%) XML
3 6 (7.06%) J2EE
4 5 (5.88%) JMS
5 4 (4.71%) Middleware
6 3 (3.53%) SAP PI
6 3 (3.53%) SOAP
7 2 (2.35%) HTML
8 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.18%) CSS
8 1 (1.18%) Spring
8 1 (1.18%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.18%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) iPad
2 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.53%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) SCADA
3 3 (3.53%) Social Media
4 2 (2.35%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
1 6 (7.06%) Unix
2 2 (2.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.65%) Functional Testing
2 15 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (16.47%) Regression Testing
4 12 (14.12%) Test Scripting
5 11 (12.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (9.41%) Project Management
7 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
8 7 (8.24%) DevOps
8 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.88%) Defect Management
9 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.88%) Test Management
10 4 (4.71%) Migration
10 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.18%) Java
2 6 (7.06%) Groovy
3 3 (3.53%) SQL
4 2 (2.35%) NATURAL
4 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Degree
2 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.18%) ISEB
3 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.59%) HP
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle
2 6 (7.06%) SAP
3 4 (4.71%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (4.71%) Pega
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.53%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.35%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.18%) Calypso
6 1 (1.18%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Kofax
6 1 (1.18%) Temenos