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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 320 326
Rank change year-on-year -64 +6  
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 221 376 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.81% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 222 190
Median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £356
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 22
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -14.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £17.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.04 £28.40 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.25 £22.35
% change year-on-year -11.34% +8.50%  

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 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
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 £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -78 201 £425 +6.25% 65
London -30 92 £436 +2.64% 17
South East +3 53 £413 +1.53% 17
Berkshire +18 15 £375 +2.73% 2
North West +13 11 £400 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 11 £444 +14.51% 3
City of London -12 11 £436 -5.67% 8
Wales +12 10 £400 +40.35% 1
Milton Keynes +7 10 £444 +14.51% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £450 -35.71% 6
Manchester +10 9 £400 +37.93% 2
South West +4 9 £363 -16.18% 5
West Sussex +13 8 £413 +8.19% 1
West Midlands +9 8 £463 +77.88% 8
Cardiff +24 7 £394 +38.15% 1
South Wales +11 7 £394 +38.15% 1
East Midlands +1 7 £363 -2.02% 5
Scotland +26 6 £405 +4.51% 5
Yorkshire +26 6 £400 +45.45% 5
Tyne and Wear -12 6 £371 +32.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 6 £371 +32.00%
North East -16 6 £371 +32.00%
East Grinstead - 6 £425 -
Reading +22 5 £363 -9.37% 1
Gloucestershire +3 5 £475 - 3
Surrey +1 5 £325 +8.33% 3
East of England -7 5 £400 - 4
West Yorkshire +26 4 £363 +22.88% 2
Salford -1 4 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £363 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 143 (28.54%) ITIL
2 131 (26.15%) Windows
3 128 (25.55%) Finance
4 95 (18.96%) Microsoft
5 87 (17.37%) Security Cleared
6 80 (15.97%) Service Management
7 79 (15.77%) VMware
8 77 (15.37%) Linux
9 73 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
10 72 (14.37%) Oracle
10 72 (14.37%) Problem Management
11 68 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (12.97%) SQL
13 64 (12.77%) Active Directory
14 63 (12.57%) SC Cleared
15 62 (12.38%) Cisco
16 60 (11.98%) Incident Management
17 57 (11.38%) SLA
18 52 (10.38%) Degree
19 51 (10.18%) Unix
20 48 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
21 47 (9.38%) Change Management
22 44 (8.78%) Banking
22 44 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
23 43 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
24 41 (8.18%) SQL Server
25 40 (7.98%) Firewall
25 40 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
25 40 (7.98%) Process Improvement
26 39 (7.78%) Java

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 11 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 11 (2.20%) Confluence
1 11 (2.20%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.00%) Tuxedo
3 9 (1.80%) Apache
3 9 (1.80%) IIS
3 9 (1.80%) SAS
3 9 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.00%) CMS
6 4 (0.80%) JBoss
7 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.60%) IBM Domino
7 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.40%) Mule
8 2 (0.40%) nginx
8 2 (0.40%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 44 (8.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (8.58%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.60%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.40%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.60%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.40%) assyst
4 2 (0.40%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP POS DM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.39%) IaaS
2 17 (3.39%) PaaS
3 15 (2.99%) Office 365
4 11 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.00%) G Suite
6 5 (1.00%) GitHub
7 3 (0.60%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.60%) SaaS
8 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.20%) Force.com
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.98%) Firewall
2 27 (5.39%) DNS
2 27 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 25 (4.99%) WAN
4 19 (3.79%) LAN
4 19 (3.79%) VPN
5 18 (3.59%) SAN
5 18 (3.59%) Wireless
6 13 (2.59%) DHCP
7 11 (2.20%) HTTP
7 11 (2.20%) VoIP
8 10 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.80%) LDAP
10 8 (1.60%) Internet
10 8 (1.60%) OSPF
11 7 (1.40%) BGP
11 7 (1.40%) Skype
11 7 (1.40%) SSL
12 6 (1.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.79%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.59%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.20%) Redis
6 10 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.80%) MySQL
7 9 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.60%) Big Data
8 8 (1.60%) BODI
9 7 (1.40%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.20%) QlikView
10 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.80%) MS Access
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (5.19%) JIRA
2 24 (4.79%) Selenium
3 16 (3.19%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.99%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.40%) Introscope
7 7 (1.40%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.20%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.20%) ReSharper
9 5 (1.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.40%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 128 (25.55%) Finance
2 44 (8.78%) Banking
3 18 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.59%) Retail
6 11 (2.20%) Billing
6 11 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.00%) Back Office
7 10 (2.00%) Front Office
7 10 (2.00%) Legal
8 5 (1.00%) Law
9 3 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Military
9 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Automotive
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (24.95%) Analyst
2 39 (7.78%) Developer
3 33 (6.59%) Consultant
4 29 (5.79%) Business Analyst
5 28 (5.59%) Service Analyst
6 22 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (4.19%) Architect
7 21 (4.19%) Support Analyst
8 19 (3.79%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (3.19%) Administrator
10 15 (2.99%) Network Engineer
11 13 (2.59%) SAP Consultant
12 12 (2.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 12 (2.40%) Applications Support
12 12 (2.40%) Service Desk Support
12 12 (2.40%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 12 (2.40%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (2.20%) Technical Support
14 10 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.99%) Web Services
2 22 (4.39%) HTML
3 20 (3.99%) XML
4 18 (3.59%) HTML5
5 16 (3.19%) .NET
6 15 (2.99%) CSS
6 15 (2.99%) REST
7 13 (2.59%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.59%) jQuery
8 11 (2.20%) SOAP
9 10 (2.00%) J2EE
10 9 (1.80%) JSON
11 8 (1.60%) CSS3
12 7 (1.40%) Ajax
12 7 (1.40%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.40%) WireMock
13 6 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
13 6 (1.20%) Middleware
13 6 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.39%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.19%) CMDB
3 26 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.79%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.59%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.59%) Clustering
5 13 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.80%) Cyber Attack
7 7 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.40%) e-Health
8 6 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.20%) Replication
8 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.00%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.80%) Taxonomies
10 4 (0.80%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 131 (26.15%) Windows
2 77 (15.37%) Linux
3 51 (10.18%) Unix
4 40 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (7.39%) Windows Server
6 34 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.59%) Windows 7
8 28 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.19%) Solaris
10 20 (3.99%) Windows 10
11 14 (2.79%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.40%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.20%) Android
14 7 (1.40%) HPUX
15 6 (1.20%) CentOS
15 6 (1.20%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (28.54%) ITIL
2 80 (15.97%) Service Management
3 72 (14.37%) Problem Management
4 68 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (11.98%) Incident Management
6 47 (9.38%) Change Management
7 40 (7.98%) Process Improvement
8 38 (7.58%) Configuration Management
9 37 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (7.39%) Risk Management
10 36 (7.19%) Project Management
11 32 (6.39%) Information Security
11 32 (6.39%) Release Management
12 29 (5.79%) Data Analysis
12 29 (5.79%) Service Delivery
13 27 (5.39%) Waterfall
14 26 (5.19%) Business Analysis
14 26 (5.19%) Change Control
14 26 (5.19%) Scrum
14 26 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.97%) SQL
2 39 (7.78%) Java
3 36 (7.19%) PowerShell
4 26 (5.19%) Python
5 25 (4.99%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.79%) Perl
7 18 (3.59%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.19%) C
9 14 (2.79%) C++
10 12 (2.40%) C#
10 12 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.00%) ABAP
12 8 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.40%) VB
14 6 (1.20%) VBScript
15 5 (1.00%) Ruby
16 3 (0.60%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.60%) Tcl
16 3 (0.60%) VBA
16 3 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 87 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 52 (10.38%) Degree
4 29 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (5.19%) DV Cleared
6 25 (4.99%) CCNP
7 23 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.20%) CCIE
9 11 (2.20%) CCNA
10 10 (2.00%) CISSP
10 10 (2.00%) MCSA
10 10 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.60%) SANS
12 6 (1.20%) SSCP
13 5 (1.00%) HNC
13 5 (1.00%) MCSE
14 3 (0.60%) CCIP
14 3 (0.60%) CISA
14 3 (0.60%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.38%) SLA
2 19 (3.79%) QA
3 8 (1.60%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.40%) RMADS
5 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.00%) PMO
6 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.40%) MiFID
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) COREP
8 1 (0.20%) FINREP
8 1 (0.20%) GCP
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.20%) ISO27002
System Software
1 64 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.19%) vSphere
4 15 (2.99%) XenApp
5 14 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 14 (2.79%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.40%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (2.00%) Docker
9 9 (1.80%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.20%) UAG
11 5 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (1.00%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.00%) NFS
11 5 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.60%) Samba
14 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (5.79%) SCCM
2 21 (4.19%) SCOM
3 13 (2.59%) Ansible
4 12 (2.40%) Puppet
5 11 (2.20%) Control-M
6 10 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.40%) CA Wily
9 6 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.20%) QRadar
9 6 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.20%) WSUS
10 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.00%) OpenView
11 4 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.80%) Kibana
11 4 (0.80%) logstash
11 4 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 95 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.77%) VMware
3 72 (14.37%) Oracle
4 62 (12.38%) Cisco
5 34 (6.79%) Citrix
5 34 (6.79%) HP
6 33 (6.59%) Red Hat
7 31 (6.19%) SAP
8 18 (3.59%) Remedy
9 17 (3.39%) Apple
9 17 (3.39%) F5
10 16 (3.19%) LANDesk
11 15 (2.99%) IBM
11 15 (2.99%) NetApp
12 14 (2.79%) Symantec
13 13 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.20%) EMC
14 11 (2.20%) ServiceNow
15 10 (2.00%) BMC
15 10 (2.00%) TIBCO
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