Period
to 16 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of IFS products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IFS over the 6 months to 16 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IFS AB.

IFS
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 835 850
Rank change year-on-year -39 +15 +7
Contract jobs citing IFS 26 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.041% 0.047%
As % of the Vendors category 0.060% 0.096% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 15
UK median daily rate £400 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £239 £358 £341
90th Percentile £475 £645 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -15.10% -
10th Percentile £21.82 £14.05 £42.00
90th Percentile £78.60 £43.38 £50.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £48.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -15.10% -

IFS is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,327 42,688 47,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 43.02% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,796 26,320 29,211
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,668 1,385 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.88 £17.00
% change year-on-year -2.27% -0.69% -

IFS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFS over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IFS in the UK

IFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IFS over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IFS in the UK

IFS
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IFS within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 -16 25 £400 -23.81% 47
UK excluding London -37 22 £400 -5.88% 41
South East -4 10 £315 -40.00% 9
North of England -23 9 £450 -14.29% 10
Yorkshire -16 7 £450 -
East of England +2 3 £261 -27.93% 6
London -16 3 - - 7
North West -9 2 - - 8

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IFS 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 IFS.

1 14 (53.85%) ERP
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 6 (23.08%) Finance
4 6 (23.08%) PMO
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow
6 4 (15.38%) SLA
6 4 (15.38%) PACS
6 4 (15.38%) Workflow Management
6 4 (15.38%) User Experience
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 3 (11.54%) SAP
8 2 (7.69%) Windows
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 2 (7.69%) Advertising
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
8 2 (7.69%) QA
8 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements

IFS
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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) CATIA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MS Access
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (7.69%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) IFS Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IFS Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) IFS Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Configuration Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Development Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Development Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) ERP Support
6 2 (7.69%) Junior
6 2 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) ERP Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) PACS
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
1 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ERP
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 4 (15.38%) Workflow Management
4 2 (7.69%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Data Management
4 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Supply Chain Management
4 2 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Process Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) PMO
2 4 (15.38%) SLA
3 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Lotus