Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Root Cause Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 24 September 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.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 383 344 384
Rank change year-on-year -39 +40 -8
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 616 738 701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.69% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.83% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 427 402
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -0.99% -5.31%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £578 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 50
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.74% -8.00%
10th Percentile £10.13 £18.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £36.70 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +21.74% -19.65%

Root Cause Analysis 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 82164 89324 92825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.40% 83.74% 81.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54279 59151 60050
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1987 2263 2628
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.42 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.06 £48.30 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year - +9.51% +8.71%

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Root Cause Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Root Cause Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 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 -33 566 £425 +13.33% 65
UK excluding London -31 344 £400 +23.08% 47
London +17 252 £450 - 23
South East -10 120 £425 - 10
North of England -43 58 £342 +21.06% 19
Midlands +21 54 £400 +14.45% 6
East of England +21 42 £313 -16.67% 5
West Midlands +20 36 £415 +38.33% 5
South West -1 32 £355 +5.11% 2
Yorkshire +38 24 £425 +36.00% 9
North West +13 24 £325 -18.75% 9
Scotland +24 22 £415 +29.69% 3
East Midlands +8 17 £350 -1.75% 1
Wales +9 13 £412 +1.73% 1
North East -28 10 £350 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -52 3 £403 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis.

1 170 (27.60%) ITIL
2 121 (19.64%) Finance
3 114 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
4 104 (16.88%) Windows
5 100 (16.23%) SQL
6 94 (15.26%) Microsoft
7 79 (12.82%) Incident Management
8 77 (12.50%) Problem Management
9 75 (12.18%) Oracle
10 73 (11.85%) SLA
11 72 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (11.36%) Linux
13 69 (11.20%) Cisco
13 69 (11.20%) Service Management
14 67 (10.88%) Security Cleared
15 61 (9.90%) Banking
16 59 (9.58%) Java
17 57 (9.25%) Management Information System
17 57 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
18 52 (8.44%) Migration
18 52 (8.44%) Unix
19 51 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
20 50 (8.12%) Active Directory
21 49 (7.95%) Information Security
22 47 (7.63%) SC Cleared
23 45 (7.31%) HP
24 44 (7.14%) TCP/IP
24 44 (7.14%) Change Management
24 44 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
25 43 (6.98%) Risk Management

Root Cause Analysis
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 22 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.08%) IIS
3 18 (2.92%) JBoss
3 18 (2.92%) Tomcat
4 17 (2.76%) MS Exchange
5 16 (2.60%) Apache
6 11 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 9 (1.46%) CMS
7 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.46%) PowerExchange
8 8 (1.30%) Confluence
8 8 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.14%) iPlanet
9 7 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
9 7 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.81%) Drupal
11 5 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 51 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.14%) Adobe After Effects
5 7 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.14%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.49%) SAP MDM
5 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.32%) SAP SM
6 2 (0.32%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.16%) Actimize
7 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.08%) Office 365
4 7 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 7 (1.14%) GitHub
5 6 (0.97%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) npm
7 2 (0.32%) Akamai
7 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.32%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 33 (5.36%) DNS
3 30 (4.87%) Firewall
4 29 (4.71%) SAN
4 29 (4.71%) WAN
5 25 (4.06%) VPN
6 23 (3.73%) LAN
7 21 (3.41%) NAS
8 18 (2.92%) Wireless
9 14 (2.27%) BGP
9 14 (2.27%) OSPF
10 13 (2.11%) Internet
11 12 (1.95%) DHCP
12 11 (1.79%) LDAP
12 11 (1.79%) Network Security
13 10 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.62%) HTTP
13 10 (1.62%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.62%) MPLS
14 9 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.08%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.76%) DB2
3 17 (2.76%) Pentaho
4 16 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.95%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (1.79%) SAP HANA
8 10 (1.62%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.62%) PowerCenter
8 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.30%) MySQL
10 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (3.57%) Selenium
2 20 (3.25%) JIRA
3 14 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 14 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 10 (1.62%) LoadRunner
5 10 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.30%) SoapUI
8 7 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.14%) MSBuild
8 7 (1.14%) NeoLoad
9 6 (0.97%) NuGet
9 6 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.65%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.65%) JMeter
10 4 (0.65%) Maven
10 4 (0.65%) NDepend
General
1 121 (19.64%) Finance
2 61 (9.90%) Banking
3 40 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.76%) Retail
5 13 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.95%) Marketing
7 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.62%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.30%) Back Office
10 7 (1.14%) Legal
11 6 (0.97%) Billing
11 6 (0.97%) Games
12 5 (0.81%) Front Office
12 5 (0.81%) Law
12 5 (0.81%) Publishing
12 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.65%) Local Government
14 3 (0.49%) Advertising
14 3 (0.49%) Electronics
14 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (21.43%) Analyst
2 59 (9.58%) Developer
3 48 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 45 (7.31%) Consultant
5 38 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 32 (5.19%) Service Analyst
7 24 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 20 (3.25%) Network Engineer
9 19 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
9 19 (3.08%) Service Manager
10 17 (2.76%) Data Analyst
10 17 (2.76%) DBA
10 17 (2.76%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (2.27%) Data Engineer
12 14 (2.27%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (2.27%) Desktop Support
12 14 (2.27%) Operations Support Engineer
12 14 (2.27%) Tester
13 13 (2.11%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.01%) Web Services
2 26 (4.22%) .NET
3 24 (3.90%) J2EE
4 23 (3.73%) HTML
5 20 (3.25%) Middleware
6 18 (2.92%) CSS
7 14 (2.27%) HTML5
8 11 (1.79%) Kafka
8 11 (1.79%) REST
8 11 (1.79%) SOAP
8 11 (1.79%) XML
9 9 (1.46%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.30%) WireMock
11 7 (1.14%) Flash
11 7 (1.14%) jQuery
12 6 (0.97%) Apache Camel
12 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.97%) Node.js
13 5 (0.81%) JMS
13 5 (0.81%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 114 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (9.25%) Management Information System
3 35 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.52%) User Experience
5 21 (3.41%) Computer Science
6 20 (3.25%) CMDB
7 19 (3.08%) Clustering
8 14 (2.27%) Replication
9 12 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 10 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.30%) FMCG
13 7 (1.14%) EPoS
14 6 (0.97%) AS400
14 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
15 5 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
15 5 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
16 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.88%) Windows
2 70 (11.36%) Linux
3 52 (8.44%) Unix
4 30 (4.87%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 19 (3.08%) Solaris
9 17 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (2.44%) AIX
11 14 (2.27%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.79%) SUSE
14 7 (1.14%) HPUX
15 6 (0.97%) Android
15 6 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.97%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.65%) CentOS
16 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (27.60%) ITIL
2 79 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 77 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 72 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (11.20%) Service Management
6 57 (9.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 52 (8.44%) Migration
8 49 (7.95%) Information Security
9 44 (7.14%) Change Management
9 44 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 43 (6.98%) Risk Management
11 41 (6.66%) Data Analysis
12 36 (5.84%) Service Delivery
13 34 (5.52%) Process Improvement
14 32 (5.19%) Cybersecurity
14 32 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
15 31 (5.03%) Configuration Management
15 31 (5.03%) DevOps
15 31 (5.03%) ETL
15 31 (5.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 100 (16.23%) SQL
2 59 (9.58%) Java
3 42 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 34 (5.52%) PowerShell
5 27 (4.38%) Perl
6 20 (3.25%) Python
6 20 (3.25%) Shell Script
7 16 (2.60%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.60%) C#
7 16 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.44%) C
9 10 (1.62%) C++
10 9 (1.46%) VBA
10 9 (1.46%) X++
11 8 (1.30%) Korn
11 8 (1.30%) PHP
12 7 (1.14%) C-shell
13 6 (0.97%) RPG
13 6 (0.97%) Ruby
13 6 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 40 (6.49%) Degree
4 22 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (3.25%) CISSP
6 18 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.44%) CCNP
8 14 (2.27%) CCIE
8 14 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.62%) CEH
10 10 (1.62%) CISM
11 9 (1.46%) ISEB
12 8 (1.30%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (1.14%) CRISC
13 7 (1.14%) SANS
14 6 (0.97%) MCSE
15 5 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (11.85%) SLA
2 32 (5.19%) Data Quality
3 26 (4.22%) QA
4 22 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (2.60%) PCI DSS
6 14 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (1.46%) ISO 9001
8 7 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.49%) GCP
10 2 (0.32%) COBIT
10 2 (0.32%) COSO
10 2 (0.32%) MiFID
10 2 (0.32%) PMO
11 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.16%) COREP
11 1 (0.16%) FINREP
11 1 (0.16%) GDPR
11 1 (0.16%) GLP
System Software
1 50 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.27%) Docker
3 14 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.46%) vSphere
6 8 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.14%) Samba
7 7 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.97%) XenApp
8 6 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.81%) KVM
9 5 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.49%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.49%) HDFS
11 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.32%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (3.25%) Puppet
2 16 (2.60%) OpenView
3 15 (2.44%) Ansible
4 13 (2.11%) SCCM
5 12 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.30%) SCOM
7 8 (1.30%) vCenter Server
8 7 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
8 7 (1.14%) Marathon
8 7 (1.14%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.14%) Terraform
9 6 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.81%) Nessus
10 5 (0.81%) Netcool
10 5 (0.81%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.65%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.65%) Grafana
11 4 (0.65%) Kibana
Vendors
1 94 (15.26%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.18%) Oracle
3 69 (11.20%) Cisco
4 45 (7.31%) HP
5 43 (6.98%) IBM
6 42 (6.82%) SAP
7 34 (5.52%) VMware
8 25 (4.06%) Citrix
9 23 (3.73%) BMC
10 21 (3.41%) Red Hat
11 20 (3.25%) AppDynamics
12 17 (2.76%) F5
13 14 (2.27%) Adobe
13 14 (2.27%) LANDesk
14 13 (2.11%) Informatica
14 13 (2.11%) Riverbed
14 13 (2.11%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.79%) EMC
15 11 (1.79%) NetApp
15 11 (1.79%) Sun