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 26 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 335 339
Rank change year-on-year -53 +4  
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 220 369 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.80% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 221 187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +12.28% +1.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 22
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -14.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £17.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.40 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.25 £22.35
% change year-on-year -17.52% +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 38875 46261 44658
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.64% 82.82% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25600 30568 27749
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 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 1094 1314
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

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 26 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
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 26 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 -64 200 £425 +6.25% 68
London -48 94 £435 -0.57% 18
South East +3 49 £413 +3.12% 18
Berkshire +24 13 £375 +8.69% 2
North West +14 11 £400 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 11 £444 +14.51% 3
City of London -14 11 £436 -5.67% 9
Wales +14 10 £400 +40.35% 1
Milton Keynes +4 10 £444 +14.51% 2
Manchester +10 9 £400 +37.93% 2
South West -8 9 £363 -16.18% 5
West Sussex +14 8 £413 +8.19% 1
West Midlands +10 8 £463 +77.88% 9
Hampshire +3 8 £510 -27.14% 6
Cardiff +23 7 £394 +38.15% 1
South Wales +15 7 £394 +38.15% 1
East Midlands -3 7 £363 -2.02% 5
Scotland +24 6 £405 +6.22% 5
Yorkshire +20 6 £400 +45.45% 5
East of England 0 6 £400 - 4
North East -2 6 £371 +31.41%
Tyne and Wear -7 6 £371 +31.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 6 £371 +31.41%
East Grinstead - 6 £425 -
Surrey +5 5 £325 +8.33% 3
Gloucestershire +3 5 £475 - 3
West Yorkshire +22 4 £363 +22.88% 2
Salford -1 4 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £363 - 1
Reading +20 3 £369 -7.81% 1

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 140 (28.11%) ITIL
2 131 (26.31%) Windows
3 128 (25.70%) Finance
4 96 (19.28%) Microsoft
5 89 (17.87%) Security Cleared
6 79 (15.86%) Service Management
6 79 (15.86%) VMware
7 76 (15.26%) Linux
8 73 (14.66%) Oracle
8 73 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
9 71 (14.26%) Problem Management
10 69 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (13.25%) SQL
12 65 (13.05%) SC Cleared
13 64 (12.85%) Active Directory
14 60 (12.05%) Cisco
15 59 (11.85%) Incident Management
16 54 (10.84%) SLA
17 52 (10.44%) Unix
17 52 (10.44%) Degree
18 48 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 47 (9.44%) Change Management
20 44 (8.84%) Banking
20 44 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
20 44 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
21 41 (8.23%) SQL Server
21 41 (8.23%) Firewall
22 40 (8.03%) Process Improvement
23 39 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (7.83%) 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 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 11 (2.21%) Confluence
1 11 (2.21%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.01%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.01%) Tuxedo
3 9 (1.81%) Apache
3 9 (1.81%) IIS
3 9 (1.81%) SAS
3 9 (1.81%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.00%) CMS
6 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.60%) IBM Domino
6 3 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.60%) JBoss
7 2 (0.40%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.40%) Mule
7 2 (0.40%) nginx
7 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 44 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.60%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.20%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.41%) 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%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.41%) IaaS
2 17 (3.41%) PaaS
3 15 (3.01%) Office 365
4 12 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.00%) G Suite
6 5 (1.00%) GitHub
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 41 (8.23%) Firewall
2 29 (5.82%) TCP/IP
3 27 (5.42%) DNS
3 27 (5.42%) WAN
4 21 (4.22%) LAN
5 20 (4.02%) VPN
6 18 (3.61%) SAN
6 18 (3.61%) Wireless
7 13 (2.61%) DHCP
7 13 (2.61%) VoIP
8 11 (2.21%) HTTP
9 10 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (1.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (1.81%) LDAP
11 8 (1.61%) Internet
12 7 (1.41%) OSPF
12 7 (1.41%) Skype
12 7 (1.41%) SSL
13 6 (1.20%) BGP
13 6 (1.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.82%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.61%) NoSQL
4 12 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.21%) Redis
6 10 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.81%) Big Data
7 9 (1.81%) MySQL
7 9 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.61%) BODI
8 8 (1.61%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.20%) QlikView
10 6 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.80%) MS Access
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (5.42%) JIRA
2 24 (4.82%) Selenium
3 16 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.01%) Cucumber
5 10 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (2.01%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.41%) Introscope
7 7 (1.41%) 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%) SoapUI
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 (25.70%) Finance
2 44 (8.84%) Banking
3 18 (3.61%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.61%) Retail
4 13 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.21%) Billing
5 11 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.01%) Front Office
6 10 (2.01%) Legal
7 9 (1.81%) Back Office
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 (25.10%) Analyst
2 39 (7.83%) Developer
3 33 (6.63%) Consultant
4 29 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 28 (5.62%) Service Analyst
6 22 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (4.22%) Architect
8 20 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 19 (3.82%) Test Engineer
10 16 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (3.21%) Administrator
11 15 (3.01%) Network Engineer
12 13 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (2.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 12 (2.41%) Applications Support
13 12 (2.41%) Service Desk Support
13 12 (2.41%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 12 (2.41%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.01%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.01%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.62%) Web Services
2 22 (4.42%) HTML
3 20 (4.02%) XML
4 18 (3.61%) HTML5
5 17 (3.41%) .NET
6 15 (3.01%) CSS
7 14 (2.81%) REST
8 13 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.61%) jQuery
9 10 (2.01%) SOAP
10 9 (1.81%) J2EE
10 9 (1.81%) JSON
11 8 (1.61%) CSS3
12 7 (1.41%) Ajax
12 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.41%) WireMock
13 6 (1.20%) Middleware
13 6 (1.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.22%) CMDB
4 25 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.61%) Clustering
6 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.21%) Cyber Attack
8 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.41%) e-Health
9 6 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.20%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.20%) Replication
9 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.00%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.80%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 131 (26.31%) Windows
2 76 (15.26%) Linux
3 52 (10.44%) Unix
4 39 (7.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (7.23%) Windows Server
6 33 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (5.62%) Windows 7
8 28 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (4.22%) Solaris
10 20 (4.02%) Windows 10
11 14 (2.81%) Mac OS X
12 12 (2.41%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.21%) Android
14 7 (1.41%) 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
1 140 (28.11%) ITIL
2 79 (15.86%) Service Management
3 71 (14.26%) Problem Management
4 69 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (11.85%) Incident Management
6 47 (9.44%) Change Management
7 40 (8.03%) Process Improvement
8 38 (7.63%) Configuration Management
9 37 (7.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (7.43%) Risk Management
10 36 (7.23%) Project Management
11 34 (6.83%) Information Security
12 32 (6.43%) Release Management
13 27 (5.42%) Data Analysis
13 27 (5.42%) Service Delivery
13 27 (5.42%) Waterfall
14 26 (5.22%) Business Analysis
14 26 (5.22%) Change Control
14 26 (5.22%) Scrum
14 26 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (13.25%) SQL
2 39 (7.83%) Java
3 36 (7.23%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.42%) Python
5 25 (5.02%) JavaScript
6 19 (3.82%) Perl
7 18 (3.61%) Shell Script
8 16 (3.21%) C
9 14 (2.81%) C++
10 13 (2.61%) C#
11 12 (2.41%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.81%) ABAP
13 8 (1.61%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.41%) VB
15 6 (1.20%) VBScript
16 5 (1.00%) Ruby
17 3 (0.60%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.60%) Tcl
17 3 (0.60%) VBA
17 3 (0.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 89 (17.87%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 52 (10.44%) Degree
4 27 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (5.22%) DV Cleared
6 24 (4.82%) CCNP
7 23 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (2.21%) CISSP
10 10 (2.01%) CCIE
10 10 (2.01%) CCNA
10 10 (2.01%) MCSA
10 10 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.81%) SANS
12 6 (1.20%) SSCP
13 5 (1.00%) HNC
13 5 (1.00%) MCSE
14 3 (0.60%) CISA
14 3 (0.60%) CISM
14 3 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (10.84%) SLA
2 20 (4.02%) QA
3 9 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.41%) 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 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 48 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.21%) vSphere
4 14 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (2.81%) XenApp
4 14 (2.81%) XenDesktop
5 12 (2.41%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.01%) Docker
8 9 (1.81%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.20%) UAG
10 5 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.00%) NFS
10 5 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.60%) Samba
13 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
13 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 29 (5.82%) SCCM
2 20 (4.02%) SCOM
3 13 (2.61%) Ansible
4 12 (2.41%) Puppet
5 11 (2.21%) Control-M
6 10 (2.01%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.61%) QRadar
7 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.41%) CA Wily
9 6 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
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%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.80%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.80%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (19.28%) Microsoft
2 79 (15.86%) VMware
3 73 (14.66%) Oracle
4 60 (12.05%) Cisco
5 34 (6.83%) HP
6 33 (6.63%) Citrix
7 32 (6.43%) Red Hat
8 30 (6.02%) SAP
9 18 (3.61%) Apple
9 18 (3.61%) Remedy
10 17 (3.41%) F5
11 16 (3.21%) LANDesk
12 15 (3.01%) IBM
12 15 (3.01%) NetApp
13 14 (2.81%) Symantec
14 13 (2.61%) CheckPoint
15 11 (2.21%) EMC
15 11 (2.21%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.01%) Google
16 10 (2.01%) TIBCO
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £55000 - £58000 Per Annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Enterprise Solutions Partnership
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £29.75 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago