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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 315 329
Rank change year-on-year -25 +14  
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 293 388 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.86% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 215 201
Median daily rate £415 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.74% -6.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year +33.33% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 23
Median hourly rate £29.75 £26.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% +36.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £28.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +57.74%  

Root Cause Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Root Cause Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -40 271 £425 +21.51% 82
London +8 113 £425 - 25
South East +9 73 £413 -7.30% 19
Hampshire +20 29 £300 -50.00% 6
West Midlands +24 24 £439 +48.72% 9
South West +4 16 £352 +17.33% 5
City of London -3 16 £425 -10.52% 4
Berkshire +18 15 £333 -16.68% 3
Surrey +16 15 £425 +46.55% 5
Scotland +31 12 £415 +48.21%
North West +14 12 £275 -40.86% 5
East of England +4 12 £363 +3.57% 3
Hook - 10 £240 -
Reading +18 9 £300 -31.03% 1
Shropshire +15 9 £510 +45.77% 1
Telford +16 8 £510 +45.77% 1
Birmingham +10 7 £340 +70.00% 2
Hertfordshire -1 7 £425 -2.91% 2
Yorkshire +21 6 £363 +5.45% 13
Manchester +16 6 £325 +12.06% 2
Basingstoke -17 6 £300 -57.14% 1
Edinburgh +17 5 £600 +106.89%
West Sussex +12 5 £365 -4.26%
Welwyn Garden City +9 5 £425 - 1
Northamptonshire +4 5 £463 -1.33%
Northampton +3 5 £463 -1.33%
Bristol -1 5 £361 +20.41% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £463 - 2
Livingston - 5 £415 -
Southampton - 5 £339 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 159 (29.94%) ITIL
2 117 (22.03%) Windows
3 116 (21.85%) Finance
4 102 (19.21%) Microsoft
5 100 (18.83%) SQL
6 86 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (16.01%) Oracle
8 75 (14.12%) Security Cleared
9 73 (13.75%) Problem Management
10 71 (13.37%) Linux
10 71 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (13.18%) SLA
12 63 (11.86%) Active Directory
12 63 (11.86%) Incident Management
13 62 (11.68%) Cisco
14 61 (11.49%) Service Management
15 60 (11.30%) Degree
16 54 (10.17%) Change Management
16 54 (10.17%) VMware
16 54 (10.17%) Unix
17 51 (9.60%) Banking
18 50 (9.42%) SC Cleared
19 49 (9.23%) Java
20 46 (8.66%) Management Information System
21 44 (8.29%) SQL Server
21 44 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
22 43 (8.10%) JavaScript
22 43 (8.10%) Risk Management
23 41 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
23 41 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (2.82%) IIS
2 14 (2.64%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.26%) Apache
4 11 (2.07%) Tuxedo
4 11 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.88%) Confluence
6 9 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.32%) CMS
7 7 (1.32%) JBoss
8 6 (1.13%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.94%) PowerExchange
9 5 (0.94%) SAS
10 4 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.56%) Mule
11 3 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 41 (7.72%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (6.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (4.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.94%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.38%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.56%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) SAP WM
3 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CAR
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP POS DM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.26%) Office 365
3 9 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.13%) GitHub
5 5 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
5 5 (0.94%) PaaS
6 3 (0.56%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.38%) G Suite
7 2 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.19%) Force.com
8 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.65%) Firewall
2 26 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 22 (4.14%) DNS
3 22 (4.14%) VPN
3 22 (4.14%) WAN
4 20 (3.77%) LAN
5 17 (3.20%) SAN
5 17 (3.20%) Wireless
6 12 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 12 (2.26%) DHCP
7 11 (2.07%) BGP
8 10 (1.88%) LDAP
9 9 (1.69%) HTTP
9 9 (1.69%) Internet
9 9 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.69%) MPLS
9 9 (1.69%) OSPF
10 8 (1.51%) VoIP
11 6 (1.13%) SNMP
11 6 (1.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.01%) Oracle Database
5 15 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.64%) Pentaho
6 14 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.07%) DB2
8 11 (2.07%) Redis
8 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.69%) MySQL
11 7 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.32%) SAP HANA
12 6 (1.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (4.33%) JIRA
2 21 (3.95%) Selenium
3 19 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 17 (3.20%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.51%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.51%) LoadRunner
8 7 (1.32%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.32%) Introscope
8 7 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (1.13%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.13%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.94%) Maven
11 4 (0.75%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.75%) NeoLoad
12 3 (0.56%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.56%) NuGet
General
1 116 (21.85%) Finance
2 51 (9.60%) Banking
3 29 (5.46%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.39%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.01%) Retail
6 10 (1.88%) Back Office
7 9 (1.69%) Front Office
8 8 (1.51%) Marketing
9 6 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.94%) Billing
10 5 (0.94%) Legal
10 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.75%) Law
11 4 (0.75%) Local Government
11 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.56%) Electronics
12 3 (0.56%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.56%) Military
13 2 (0.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 123 (23.16%) Analyst
2 67 (12.62%) Developer
3 33 (6.21%) Service Analyst
4 32 (6.03%) Consultant
5 27 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 25 (4.71%) Business Analyst
6 25 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 22 (4.14%) Support Analyst
8 17 (3.20%) DBA
9 16 (3.01%) Applications Support
9 16 (3.01%) Test Engineer
10 15 (2.82%) Network Engineer
11 14 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (2.64%) Architect
12 12 (2.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
12 12 (2.26%) SQL DBA
12 12 (2.26%) Technical Support
13 11 (2.07%) Service Desk Support
13 11 (2.07%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.97%) Web Services
2 31 (5.84%) HTML
3 28 (5.27%) CSS
4 22 (4.14%) .NET
4 22 (4.14%) HTML5
5 20 (3.77%) J2EE
6 19 (3.58%) XML
7 18 (3.39%) REST
8 15 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 13 (2.45%) jQuery
10 10 (1.88%) CSS3
10 10 (1.88%) Middleware
10 10 (1.88%) SOAP
11 9 (1.69%) Ajax
12 8 (1.51%) JSON
13 7 (1.32%) Apache Camel
13 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.32%) Sass
13 7 (1.32%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.66%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.27%) CMDB
4 26 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.58%) User Experience
7 14 (2.64%) Clustering
8 12 (2.26%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.26%) Replication
9 10 (1.88%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
10 7 (1.32%) e-Health
11 5 (0.94%) AS400
11 5 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 117 (22.03%) Windows
2 71 (13.37%) Linux
3 54 (10.17%) Unix
4 39 (7.34%) Windows Server
5 32 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (3.77%) Windows 7
9 19 (3.58%) Solaris
10 13 (2.45%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.26%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.32%) Android
14 6 (1.13%) CentOS
14 6 (1.13%) HPUX
14 6 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (29.94%) ITIL
2 73 (13.75%) Problem Management
3 71 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (11.86%) Incident Management
5 61 (11.49%) Service Management
6 54 (10.17%) Change Management
7 44 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 43 (8.10%) Risk Management
9 37 (6.97%) Service Delivery
10 33 (6.21%) Project Management
11 32 (6.03%) Data Analysis
11 32 (6.03%) Information Security
11 32 (6.03%) Process Improvement
12 30 (5.65%) Release Management
12 30 (5.65%) Test Scripting
13 29 (5.46%) DevOps
14 28 (5.27%) Configuration Management
14 28 (5.27%) Migration
14 28 (5.27%) Scrum
14 28 (5.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 100 (18.83%) SQL
2 49 (9.23%) Java
3 43 (8.10%) JavaScript
4 36 (6.78%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.52%) Python
6 19 (3.58%) Shell Script
7 18 (3.39%) Perl
8 14 (2.64%) C
8 14 (2.64%) C++
8 14 (2.64%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.26%) C#
10 9 (1.69%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.13%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.13%) VBA
12 4 (0.75%) RPG
12 4 (0.75%) RPG IV
12 4 (0.75%) VB
13 3 (0.56%) ABAP
13 3 (0.56%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 75 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 60 (11.30%) Degree
3 50 (9.42%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.27%) ITIL Certification
5 25 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.33%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.39%) CCNP
8 15 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.07%) CCIE
9 11 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.88%) CCNA
10 10 (1.88%) CISSP
10 10 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.69%) SANS
12 8 (1.51%) HNC
12 8 (1.51%) MCSA
13 6 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.94%) CCIP
14 5 (0.94%) MCSE
15 4 (0.75%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (13.18%) SLA
2 17 (3.20%) QA
3 11 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.13%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.94%) PMO
8 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.38%) MiFID
10 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.19%) COBIT
10 1 (0.19%) COREP
10 1 (0.19%) FINREP
10 1 (0.19%) GCP
10 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 63 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.64%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.64%) vSphere
4 11 (2.07%) Docker
5 10 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.32%) XenApp
7 7 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.13%) UAG
9 5 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.94%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.38%) vCloud
11 2 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (3.39%) SCCM
2 17 (3.20%) SCOM
3 12 (2.26%) Ansible
3 12 (2.26%) Control-M
3 12 (2.26%) OpenView
4 11 (2.07%) Puppet
5 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (1.69%) vCenter Server
7 8 (1.51%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.32%) CA Wily
9 6 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
9 6 (1.13%) Terraform
9 6 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.94%) Kibana
10 5 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.75%) logstash
11 4 (0.75%) Netcool
11 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.75%) QRadar
11 4 (0.75%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 102 (19.21%) Microsoft
2 85 (16.01%) Oracle
3 62 (11.68%) Cisco
4 54 (10.17%) VMware
5 40 (7.53%) HP
6 33 (6.21%) SAP
7 28 (5.27%) IBM
8 26 (4.90%) Citrix
9 24 (4.52%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.39%) BMC
11 15 (2.82%) F5
11 15 (2.82%) LANDesk
11 15 (2.82%) Remedy
11 15 (2.82%) ServiceNow
12 13 (2.45%) Apple
12 13 (2.45%) NetApp
13 10 (1.88%) CA
13 10 (1.88%) Informatica
14 9 (1.69%) CheckPoint
14 9 (1.69%) EMC
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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