Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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 IFS AB.

IFS
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 831 874
Rank change year-on-year -15 +43 -11
Contract jobs citing IFS 34 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.046% 0.029%
As % of the Vendors category 0.078% 0.10% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 19
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £226 £333 £345
90th Percentile £760 £549 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £444 £394
% change year-on-year -9.86% +12.70% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £44.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +64.49% -33.13%
10th Percentile £14.05 £36.35 £13.58
90th Percentile £43.38 £49.08 £40.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £44.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -7.39% +64.49% -35.15%

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 43663 46061 48565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.27% 45.23% 43.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27406 28161 28584
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1408 1682 2046
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +5.15%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.52% -2.94% +3.03%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IFS in the UK

IFS
Top 11 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 18 December 2017. 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 -24 34 £525 +16.67% 20
UK excluding London +14 28 £400 -9.86% 16
North of England +47 11 £525 -4.55% 1
North West +19 9 £525 +9.38%
Midlands +22 8 £325 - 7
South East -16 7 £531 +293.52% 5
London -53 5 £600 +26.32% 4
East Midlands - 5 £263 - 1
West Midlands +24 3 £425 - 6
Yorkshire +10 2 - - 1
East of England -6 2 £363 -19.44% 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IFS 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 IFS.

1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) Oracle
3 13 (38.24%) ERP
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 9 (26.47%) SAP
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Asset Management
6 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) SLA
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (14.71%) XML
7 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
7 5 (14.71%) Change Management
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (14.71%) JD Edwards
7 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) Infor
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
8 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
8 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (11.76%) Dynamics AX

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (11.76%) NetSuite
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (11.76%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (8.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (8.82%) Maximo
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) FinancialForce
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.82%) SAP HANA
3 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Advertising
4 3 (8.82%) Legal
5 2 (5.88%) Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Avionics
6 1 (2.94%) Back Office
6 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Publishing
6 1 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (14.71%) Consultant
2 4 (11.76%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Administrator
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) ERP Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Information Officer
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Security Officer
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) Data Technician
5 1 (2.94%) HR Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Supply Chain Project Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) XML
2 4 (11.76%) XML Messaging
3 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) FIXML
4 1 (2.94%) FpML
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) FMCG
2 1 (2.94%) Life Science
2 1 (2.94%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ERP
2 7 (20.59%) Asset Management
2 7 (20.59%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.71%) Change Management
4 4 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Data Management
6 2 (5.88%) Data Strategy
6 2 (5.88%) EAM
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.88%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) RPG
3 1 (2.94%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Oracle
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) SAP
3 5 (14.71%) Infor
3 5 (14.71%) JD Edwards
4 4 (11.76%) Epicor
4 4 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (11.76%) Symantec
4 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) IBM
5 3 (8.82%) Sage
5 3 (8.82%) webMethods
5 3 (8.82%) Xero
6 2 (5.88%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) Baan
7 1 (2.94%) CODA
7 1 (2.94%) CommVault
7 1 (2.94%) Workday