Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 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.

Root Cause Analysis
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 381 406 359
Rank change year-on-year +25 -47 -1
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 617 504 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 300 424
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £238 £257 £225
90th Percentile £573 £583 £592
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 17
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £16.83 £13.02 £15.65
90th Percentile £28.84 £32.95 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.64 £25.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year -27.28% +34.87% -

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 86,330 76,829 88,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 84.61% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,972 50,371 58,252
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,261 2,090 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.82% +22.96%

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 +29 577 £400 -5.88% 178
UK excluding London +42 362 £375 -6.25% 140
London -20 241 £450 +5.88% 49
South East 0 140 £406 -7.14% 38
North of England +44 95 £288 -28.13% 41
Yorkshire +28 53 £280 -30.00% 22
Midlands -5 46 £396 -12.00% 21
North West -2 31 £450 +12.50% 17
South West +8 28 £346 -11.22% 9
East Midlands +13 26 £389 -18.21% 7
East of England +7 22 £380 +16.92% 20
West Midlands -21 20 £413 -5.71% 14
Scotland -32 20 £350 -0.71% 7
North East +9 12 £275 -29.94% 2
Northern Ireland +7 7 £368 +28.95% 1
Wales -12 4 £353 -9.03% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 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 Root Cause Analysis.

1 144 (23.34%) Windows
2 139 (22.53%) Finance
3 134 (21.72%) ITIL
4 129 (20.91%) Microsoft
5 128 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (19.29%) Linux
7 106 (17.18%) SQL
8 99 (16.05%) Problem Management
9 98 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
10 94 (15.24%) Oracle
11 90 (14.59%) Unix
11 90 (14.59%) Active Directory
12 78 (12.64%) Java
12 78 (12.64%) Test Automation
13 76 (12.32%) VMware
14 72 (11.67%) Security Cleared
15 67 (10.86%) Incident Management
15 67 (10.86%) Scrum
15 67 (10.86%) Windows Server
16 65 (10.53%) Git (software)
17 64 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
18 63 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (9.56%) Windows 7
20 58 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
21 55 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 55 (8.91%) Jenkins
21 55 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
22 53 (8.59%) Web Services
22 53 (8.59%) DNS
22 53 (8.59%) TCP/IP

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 48 (7.78%) Apache
2 40 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.70%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 25 (4.05%) Oracle Service Bus
6 21 (3.40%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.59%) JBoss
7 16 (2.59%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.27%) Confluence
9 12 (1.94%) IIS
10 10 (1.62%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.30%) SAS
12 7 (1.13%) CMS
12 7 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (1.13%) nginx
12 7 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.13%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
13 6 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 25 (4.05%) Siebel CRM
2 22 (3.57%) Oracle Utilities
3 21 (3.40%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (1.46%) HFM
5 8 (1.30%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.30%) SAP FI
5 8 (1.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.65%) Magento
8 2 (0.32%) ENOVIA
8 2 (0.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.16%) Primavera
9 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 49 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.89%) Office 365
3 19 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.13%) IaaS
5 6 (0.97%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.81%) PaaS
6 5 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (0.65%) Serverless
8 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.49%) GitHub
8 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.49%) SaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Akamai
9 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.32%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.32%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.59%) DNS
1 53 (8.59%) TCP/IP
2 34 (5.51%) DHCP
3 33 (5.35%) Firewall
3 33 (5.35%) LAN
4 32 (5.19%) WAN
5 31 (5.02%) HTTP
5 31 (5.02%) SAN
6 20 (3.24%) VPN
7 17 (2.76%) Internet
8 13 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (1.94%) VoIP
9 12 (1.94%) Wireless
9 12 (1.94%) Wireshark
10 11 (1.78%) MPLS
11 10 (1.62%) SSL
12 9 (1.46%) BGP
12 9 (1.46%) WebEx
13 8 (1.30%) NAS
13 8 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.48%) Oracle Reports
2 36 (5.83%) Oracle Database
2 36 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 33 (5.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 31 (5.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 25 (4.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 25 (4.05%) Oracle ODI
7 23 (3.73%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (3.24%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.92%) Power BI
10 13 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.11%) MySQL
10 13 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (1.78%) Data Mart
11 11 (1.78%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.46%) Big Data
14 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 55 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.83%) JIRA
3 36 (5.83%) Selenium
4 31 (5.02%) JUnit
5 29 (4.70%) Mockito
6 25 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
7 24 (3.89%) Gradle
8 21 (3.40%) JMeter
8 21 (3.40%) SoapUI
9 20 (3.24%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.46%) Maven
10 9 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.97%) LoadRunner
12 5 (0.81%) GitLab
12 5 (0.81%) MSI
12 5 (0.81%) Subversion
13 4 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.65%) The Grinder
13 4 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 139 (22.53%) Finance
2 47 (7.62%) Banking
3 21 (3.40%) Retail
4 16 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.43%) Automotive
6 12 (1.94%) Legal
7 10 (1.62%) Electronics
8 8 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.81%) Military
10 5 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.65%) Law
12 3 (0.49%) Marketing
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (27.23%) Analyst
2 55 (8.91%) Developer
3 44 (7.13%) Support Analyst
4 41 (6.65%) Business Analyst
5 36 (5.83%) DBA
6 35 (5.67%) Consultant
7 29 (4.70%) Java Developer
7 29 (4.70%) Oracle DBA
8 23 (3.73%) Service Analyst
9 22 (3.57%) Data Analyst
10 21 (3.40%) Support Engineer
10 21 (3.40%) Test Analyst
11 20 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (3.24%) Service Manager
12 18 (2.92%) Administrator
12 18 (2.92%) Applications Support
12 18 (2.92%) Architect
12 18 (2.92%) Network Engineer
13 17 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (2.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.59%) Web Services
2 49 (7.94%) Middleware
3 31 (5.02%) Spring
4 29 (4.70%) REST
5 26 (4.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 24 (3.89%) Guice
7 21 (3.40%) SOAP
8 20 (3.24%) Dropwizard
9 17 (2.76%) .NET
10 13 (2.11%) HTML
11 9 (1.46%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.46%) CSS
11 9 (1.46%) XML
12 8 (1.30%) Ratpack
13 7 (1.13%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.97%) JSON
14 6 (0.97%) LDAP
15 5 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
15 5 (0.81%) SAP Basis
15 5 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.16%) Clustering
2 38 (6.16%) Data Centre
3 26 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.78%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.46%) PKI
8 7 (1.13%) User Experience
8 7 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.97%) HACMP
9 6 (0.97%) Infotainment
9 6 (0.97%) Replication
10 5 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.81%) LPAR
10 5 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.65%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 144 (23.34%) Windows
2 119 (19.29%) Linux
3 90 (14.59%) Unix
4 67 (10.86%) Windows Server
5 59 (9.56%) Windows 7
6 58 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (6.16%) Windows 10
9 37 (6.00%) AIX
10 24 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (2.59%) Solaris
13 8 (1.30%) Android
13 8 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.13%) CentOS
15 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.81%) HPUX
17 4 (0.65%) Debian
18 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (21.72%) ITIL
2 128 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (16.05%) Problem Management
4 98 (15.88%) Problem-Solving
5 78 (12.64%) Test Automation
6 67 (10.86%) Incident Management
6 67 (10.86%) Scrum
7 50 (8.10%) Service Management
8 46 (7.46%) Service Delivery
9 43 (6.97%) DevOps
10 42 (6.81%) TDD
11 41 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (6.65%) CRM
12 40 (6.48%) Migration
13 38 (6.16%) Business Analysis
14 37 (6.00%) Software Engineering
15 36 (5.83%) Project Management
15 36 (5.83%) SOA
15 36 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (5.51%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 106 (17.18%) SQL
2 78 (12.64%) Java
3 48 (7.78%) Python
4 35 (5.67%) PowerShell
5 30 (4.86%) Ruby
6 27 (4.38%) Groovy
6 27 (4.38%) JavaScript
7 25 (4.05%) Perl
7 25 (4.05%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 24 (3.89%) C#
9 18 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.92%) C
10 15 (2.43%) Java 8
11 13 (2.11%) C++
11 13 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.78%) PHP
12 11 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.97%) VBA
15 5 (0.81%) AWK
Qualifications
1 72 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.43%) Degree
3 43 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.73%) ITIL Certification
6 18 (2.92%) CCNP
7 17 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (2.11%) CCNA
10 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (1.30%) ISEB
11 8 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.13%) MCSE
13 6 (0.97%) MCP
14 5 (0.81%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.81%) CISSP
15 4 (0.65%) CCIE
15 4 (0.65%) ISTQB
15 4 (0.65%) MCSA
15 4 (0.65%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.46%) SLA
2 32 (5.19%) QA
3 21 (3.40%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.97%) PMO
6 4 (0.65%) GDPR
7 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.49%) MiFID
7 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.32%) HL7
8 2 (0.32%) SEPA
9 1 (0.16%) GCP
9 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 90 (14.59%) Active Directory
2 64 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.54%) Docker
5 25 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.89%) XenApp
7 21 (3.40%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
9 14 (2.27%) XenServer
10 13 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.97%) Firmware
11 6 (0.97%) NFS
11 6 (0.97%) PowerHA
11 6 (0.97%) vSphere
11 6 (0.97%) Xen
12 5 (0.81%) KVM
12 5 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (5.83%) SCCM
2 29 (4.70%) WSUS
3 25 (4.05%) Puppet
4 23 (3.73%) Kubernetes
5 17 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.59%) Ansible
7 14 (2.27%) AirWatch
8 12 (1.94%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.46%) SCOM
10 8 (1.30%) Terraform
11 7 (1.13%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.97%) Data Guard
12 6 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.97%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.81%) Grafana
13 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (0.81%) SELinux
13 5 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 129 (20.91%) Microsoft
2 94 (15.24%) Oracle
3 76 (12.32%) VMware
4 49 (7.94%) Cisco
5 47 (7.62%) Citrix
6 34 (5.51%) IBM
7 33 (5.35%) SAP
8 27 (4.38%) Ivanti
9 25 (4.05%) Siebel
10 23 (3.73%) HP
11 16 (2.59%) Red Hat
12 13 (2.11%) CA
12 13 (2.11%) hybris
12 13 (2.11%) NetApp
13 11 (1.78%) Hyperion
13 11 (1.78%) McAfee
13 11 (1.78%) Remedy
13 11 (1.78%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.62%) Splunk
15 9 (1.46%) SolarWinds