Period
to 20 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 364 381
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 644 600 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.74% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 375 398
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £255 £247 £227
90th Percentile £564 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -0.63% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 35
UK median hourly rate £18.25 £21.63 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -16.83% +4.00%
10th Percentile £10.41 £15.75 £18.20
90th Percentile £30.91 £36.00 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £21.75 £30.90
% change year-on-year -18.44% -29.61% +3.87%

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 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +7 606 £425 +6.25% 178
UK excluding London -3 343 £398 -0.63% 140
London +29 281 £450 +4.65% 48
South East -27 116 £425 -5.56% 28
North of England +24 81 £350 -12.50% 43
Midlands -20 47 £385 +6.21% 29
East of England +27 43 £223 -33.85% 16
Yorkshire +26 41 £346 -16.12% 12
South West +14 37 £371 -7.38% 14
North West +12 34 £330 -17.50% 24
East Midlands +15 24 £363 +126.56% 6
West Midlands -16 23 £420 +5.66% 23
Scotland -34 15 £326 -6.86% 6
North East +21 6 £444 +26.79% 7
Wales +13 5 £405 +12.50% 3
Northern Ireland -36 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 150 (23.29%) Windows
2 132 (20.50%) Finance
3 130 (20.19%) ITIL
4 120 (18.63%) Linux
5 110 (17.08%) Microsoft
6 103 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
7 96 (14.91%) SQL
8 93 (14.44%) Unix
9 91 (14.13%) Incident Management
9 91 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
10 88 (13.66%) Problem Management
11 82 (12.73%) Migration
12 80 (12.42%) Java
13 78 (12.11%) Security Cleared
14 77 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
15 72 (11.18%) VMware
16 71 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
16 71 (11.02%) Cisco
17 70 (10.87%) SLA
17 70 (10.87%) Active Directory
18 69 (10.71%) Oracle
19 65 (10.09%) TCP/IP
20 61 (9.47%) SC Cleared
21 60 (9.32%) DevOps
21 60 (9.32%) Banking
22 59 (9.16%) Windows Server
23 58 (9.01%) Service Management
24 57 (8.85%) Scrum
25 55 (8.54%) Software Engineering
25 55 (8.54%) DNS

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 42 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 37 (5.75%) Apache
3 29 (4.50%) Tomcat
4 24 (3.73%) JBoss
5 23 (3.57%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.64%) IIS
7 16 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.71%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.55%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
11 9 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.24%) SAS
13 6 (0.93%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.93%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.47%) iPlanet
15 3 (0.47%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 71 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.42%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.31%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.40%) Siebel CRM
2 8 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (1.24%) Oracle Utilities
3 7 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.78%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.78%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.62%) HFM
5 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.62%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.47%) Magento
6 3 (0.47%) Primavera
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.31%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.31%) SAP SM
8 1 (0.16%) Actimize
8 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.75%) Office 365
4 12 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.40%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.93%) Akamai
6 6 (0.93%) GitHub
7 5 (0.78%) SaaS
8 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.47%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.16%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 55 (8.54%) DNS
3 51 (7.92%) Firewall
4 47 (7.30%) SAN
5 42 (6.52%) WAN
6 36 (5.59%) LAN
7 32 (4.97%) HTTP
8 30 (4.66%) DHCP
9 28 (4.35%) VPN
9 28 (4.35%) Wireless
10 24 (3.73%) Internet
10 24 (3.73%) NAS
11 18 (2.80%) Network Security
12 17 (2.64%) BGP
13 16 (2.48%) VoIP
14 14 (2.17%) OSPF
15 13 (2.02%) VLAN
16 11 (1.71%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.71%) MPLS
17 9 (1.40%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.11%) NoSQL
3 19 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 18 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.64%) DB2
5 17 (2.64%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (1.71%) Big Data
9 10 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.55%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.24%) DbVisualizer
12 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.93%) MS Access
13 5 (0.78%) Ingres
13 5 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 50 (7.76%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.88%) JIRA
4 24 (3.73%) JMeter
4 24 (3.73%) JUnit
5 23 (3.57%) Mockito
6 19 (2.95%) Gradle
6 19 (2.95%) Selenium
7 15 (2.33%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (2.17%) SoapUI
9 12 (1.86%) Maven
10 10 (1.55%) LoadRunner
11 9 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
12 8 (1.24%) The Grinder
13 6 (0.93%) Subversion
13 6 (0.93%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.78%) MSI
14 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.62%) NDepend
General
1 132 (20.50%) Finance
2 60 (9.32%) Banking
3 29 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.95%) Legal
5 18 (2.80%) Law
6 17 (2.64%) Retail
7 15 (2.33%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.24%) Games
9 7 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Front Office
10 4 (0.62%) German Language
10 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Military
12 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 145 (22.52%) Analyst
2 48 (7.45%) Developer
3 42 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 41 (6.37%) Consultant
5 36 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
6 35 (5.43%) Support Engineer
7 28 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 27 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (4.04%) Data Analyst
9 26 (4.04%) Java Developer
10 25 (3.88%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
12 21 (3.26%) DBA
12 21 (3.26%) Service Analyst
13 20 (3.11%) Applications Support
13 20 (3.11%) Service Manager
14 18 (2.80%) Desktop Support
15 17 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
16 16 (2.48%) Cisco Engineer
16 16 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (7.92%) Web Services
2 30 (4.66%) Middleware
3 28 (4.35%) .NET
3 28 (4.35%) REST
4 24 (3.73%) Spring
5 19 (2.95%) Guice
6 16 (2.48%) Dropwizard
7 15 (2.33%) SOAP
8 13 (2.02%) J2EE
8 13 (2.02%) Ratpack
9 11 (1.71%) XML
10 10 (1.55%) HTML
10 10 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (1.24%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.24%) WCF
12 6 (0.93%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (0.78%) LDAP
13 5 (0.78%) ServiceStack
13 5 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.30%) Management Information System
3 46 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 33 (5.12%) Clustering
5 20 (3.11%) User Experience
6 19 (2.95%) Replication
7 17 (2.64%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Licensing
10 10 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.40%) Life Science
12 7 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.93%) FMCG
13 6 (0.93%) HACMP
14 5 (0.78%) CMDB
14 5 (0.78%) EPoS
14 5 (0.78%) LPAR
14 5 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 150 (23.29%) Windows
2 120 (18.63%) Linux
3 93 (14.44%) Unix
4 59 (9.16%) Windows Server
5 45 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (6.21%) Windows 7
7 39 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (5.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (4.97%) AIX
10 26 (4.04%) Windows 10
11 25 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (2.95%) CentOS
13 13 (2.02%) Solaris
14 10 (1.55%) SUSE
15 8 (1.24%) HPUX
16 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (20.19%) ITIL
2 103 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (14.13%) Incident Management
4 88 (13.66%) Problem Management
5 82 (12.73%) Migration
6 60 (9.32%) DevOps
7 58 (9.01%) Service Management
8 57 (8.85%) Scrum
9 55 (8.54%) Software Engineering
10 50 (7.76%) Data Analysis
11 42 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (6.52%) Test Automation
12 41 (6.37%) Unit Testing
13 40 (6.21%) Information Security
14 37 (5.75%) TDD
15 36 (5.59%) Business Analysis
15 36 (5.59%) Change Management
15 36 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
16 34 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 34 (5.28%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.91%) SQL
2 80 (12.42%) Java
3 51 (7.92%) Python
4 47 (7.30%) PowerShell
5 36 (5.59%) Bash Shell
6 31 (4.81%) C
7 29 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.50%) Perl
8 27 (4.19%) Ruby
9 24 (3.73%) C#
10 23 (3.57%) Groovy
11 17 (2.64%) PL/SQL
12 16 (2.48%) Shell Script
13 15 (2.33%) C++
14 11 (1.71%) PHP
15 9 (1.40%) T-SQL
15 9 (1.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 8 (1.24%) AWK
16 8 (1.24%) Embedded C
17 7 (1.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 78 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.06%) Degree
4 36 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.35%) CCNP
6 25 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.48%) MCSE
8 14 (2.17%) MCP
9 13 (2.02%) CISSP
9 13 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (2.02%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 11 (1.71%) CCNA
10 11 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.24%) CCIE
13 7 (1.09%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.09%) CEH
13 7 (1.09%) CISM
13 7 (1.09%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.87%) SLA
2 32 (4.97%) QA
3 28 (4.35%) Data Quality
4 19 (2.95%) PCI DSS
5 18 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.09%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.93%) GDPR
9 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.47%) GCP
10 3 (0.47%) MiFID
10 3 (0.47%) PMO
11 2 (0.31%) COBIT
11 2 (0.31%) COSO
12 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.90%) Docker
4 30 (4.66%) Hyper-V
5 26 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.33%) Samba
8 14 (2.17%) XenApp
9 10 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (1.09%) KVM
11 7 (1.09%) vSphere
11 7 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.93%) PowerHA
13 5 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.78%) Xen
14 4 (0.62%) NFS
15 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.47%) HDFS
16 2 (0.31%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 33 (5.12%) Puppet
2 29 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.42%) Kubernetes
4 20 (3.11%) Ansible
5 15 (2.33%) SCCM
6 12 (1.86%) WMI
7 11 (1.71%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.55%) Terraform
9 9 (1.40%) Grafana
10 8 (1.24%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.24%) SCOM
11 7 (1.09%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.93%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (0.78%) SELinux
14 4 (0.62%) Capistrano
14 4 (0.62%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.62%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 72 (11.18%) VMware
3 71 (11.02%) Cisco
4 69 (10.71%) Oracle
5 50 (7.76%) IBM
6 40 (6.21%) Red Hat
7 34 (5.28%) HP
8 28 (4.35%) SAP
9 24 (3.73%) Citrix
9 24 (3.73%) Splunk
10 21 (3.26%) Fortinet
11 18 (2.80%) CheckPoint
12 17 (2.64%) BMC
13 16 (2.48%) Juniper
14 15 (2.33%) AppDynamics
14 15 (2.33%) Dynatrace
15 14 (2.17%) F5
15 14 (2.17%) McAfee
15 14 (2.17%) Remedy
16 13 (2.02%) EMC