Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 360 390
Rank change year-on-year +1 +30 +9
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 683 693 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.78% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 419 401
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - -3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.92% -6.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 42
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £10.13 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.50 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -32.00% +7.53% -21.85%

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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +11 636 £425 +7.59% 53
UK excluding London -16 372 £403 +14.92% 34
London +46 291 £455 +7.06% 19
South East +10 128 £407 +1.75% 14
North of England -33 64 £342 +16.92% 6
Midlands +21 63 £409 +16.95% 8
East of England +11 47 £275 -35.29% 4
West Midlands +13 44 £420 +8.88% 5
South West +6 40 £371 +5.78% 2
North West +18 30 £300 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire +24 25 £350 -12.50% 4
Scotland -22 20 £415 +18.57%
East Midlands +6 18 £350 +118.75% 3
Wales +16 11 £412 +1.73%
North East -17 9 £381 +36.16%
Northern Ireland -48 2 £389 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 172 (25.18%) ITIL
2 140 (20.50%) Windows
3 136 (19.91%) Finance
4 119 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
5 105 (15.37%) SQL
6 104 (15.23%) Microsoft
7 93 (13.62%) Linux
8 90 (13.18%) Cisco
9 86 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
10 83 (12.15%) SLA
11 82 (12.01%) Migration
11 82 (12.01%) Security Cleared
12 80 (11.71%) Incident Management
12 80 (11.71%) Unix
13 77 (11.27%) Problem Management
14 71 (10.40%) Java
15 70 (10.25%) Service Management
16 69 (10.10%) Oracle
16 69 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
17 64 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
18 61 (8.93%) VMware
19 60 (8.78%) SC Cleared
20 59 (8.64%) Banking
20 59 (8.64%) Active Directory
21 57 (8.35%) TCP/IP
22 55 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
23 54 (7.91%) Data Analysis
24 52 (7.61%) Information Security
24 52 (7.61%) IBM
25 51 (7.47%) Performance Monitoring

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 29 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.95%) Apache
3 23 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 22 (3.22%) JBoss
5 21 (3.07%) IIS
6 17 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.90%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (1.46%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.32%) PowerExchange
12 7 (1.02%) CMS
12 7 (1.02%) iPlanet
12 7 (1.02%) Oracle Application Server
12 7 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.73%) Drupal
13 5 (0.73%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.73%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 64 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (1.02%) Adobe After Effects
5 7 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.15%) Revit
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.02%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.44%) HFM
5 3 (0.44%) Primavera
5 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.29%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.29%) SAP SM
7 1 (0.15%) Actimize
7 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 69 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.25%) Office 365
4 9 (1.32%) GitHub
5 8 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 7 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.88%) SaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Akamai
9 4 (0.59%) IaaS
10 3 (0.44%) PaaS
11 2 (0.29%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.29%) npm
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) Lucidchart
12 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 57 (8.35%) TCP/IP
2 46 (6.73%) Firewall
2 46 (6.73%) WAN
3 42 (6.15%) DNS
4 40 (5.86%) SAN
5 36 (5.27%) LAN
6 29 (4.25%) VPN
7 28 (4.10%) Wireless
8 22 (3.22%) HTTP
9 21 (3.07%) DHCP
9 21 (3.07%) NAS
10 20 (2.93%) Internet
11 19 (2.78%) BGP
12 18 (2.64%) Network Security
13 16 (2.34%) VoIP
14 14 (2.05%) OSPF
15 13 (1.90%) VLAN
16 12 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.76%) MPLS
17 10 (1.46%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.07%) DB2
3 20 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (2.05%) Pentaho
6 11 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.61%) PowerCenter
7 10 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 9 (1.32%) SAP HANA
9 8 (1.17%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.02%) Big Data
11 6 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.88%) MySQL
11 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.73%) DbVisualizer
12 5 (0.73%) MS Access
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 32 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 27 (3.95%) JIRA
3 21 (3.07%) Selenium
4 19 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.05%) JMeter
5 14 (2.05%) JUnit
5 14 (2.05%) Mockito
5 14 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (1.76%) SoapUI
6 12 (1.76%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.61%) Gradle
7 11 (1.61%) LoadRunner
8 9 (1.32%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.02%) Maven
10 7 (1.02%) NeoLoad
11 6 (0.88%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.88%) NuGet
11 6 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 136 (19.91%) Finance
2 59 (8.64%) Banking
3 44 (6.44%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.07%) Legal
5 16 (2.34%) Law
6 15 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.20%) Retail
7 11 (1.61%) Marketing
8 8 (1.17%) Games
8 8 (1.17%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.88%) Front Office
11 5 (0.73%) Publishing
12 4 (0.59%) Advertising
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
13 3 (0.44%) Electronics
13 3 (0.44%) German Language
13 3 (0.44%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 154 (22.55%) Analyst
2 62 (9.08%) Developer
3 54 (7.91%) Support Engineer
4 51 (7.47%) Business Analyst
5 47 (6.88%) Consultant
6 31 (4.54%) Network Engineer
7 28 (4.10%) Data Analyst
7 28 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (3.95%) Operations Engineer
8 27 (3.95%) Service Analyst
9 22 (3.22%) Service Manager
10 21 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (3.07%) Support Analyst
11 19 (2.78%) Applications Support
11 19 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
11 19 (2.78%) Desktop Support
11 19 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
12 18 (2.64%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (2.34%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.17%) Web Services
2 29 (4.25%) .NET
3 22 (3.22%) J2EE
4 21 (3.07%) REST
5 18 (2.64%) HTML
6 15 (2.20%) Middleware
6 15 (2.20%) SOAP
7 14 (2.05%) Spring
8 12 (1.76%) CSS
8 12 (1.76%) XML
9 11 (1.61%) HTML5
10 10 (1.46%) Dropwizard
10 10 (1.46%) Guice
10 10 (1.46%) Kafka
11 7 (1.02%) Flash
11 7 (1.02%) Ratpack
12 6 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.73%) jQuery
13 5 (0.73%) Node.js
14 4 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 119 (17.42%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 43 (6.30%) Data Centre
4 35 (5.12%) User Experience
5 23 (3.37%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.07%) Clustering
7 17 (2.49%) CMDB
7 17 (2.49%) Replication
8 10 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
8 10 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Licensing
9 9 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (1.17%) FMCG
10 8 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.02%) EPoS
11 7 (1.02%) Life Science
12 6 (0.88%) AS400
13 5 (0.73%) Cyber Attack
14 4 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 140 (20.50%) Windows
2 93 (13.62%) Linux
3 80 (11.71%) Unix
4 40 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.54%) Windows 7
6 30 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.78%) AIX
10 19 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 13 (1.90%) CentOS
11 13 (1.90%) SUSE
12 11 (1.61%) Solaris
13 8 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.02%) HPUX
15 6 (0.88%) Android
15 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (25.18%) ITIL
2 86 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (12.01%) Migration
4 80 (11.71%) Incident Management
5 77 (11.27%) Problem Management
6 70 (10.25%) Service Management
7 55 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 54 (7.91%) Data Analysis
9 52 (7.61%) Information Security
10 51 (7.47%) Performance Monitoring
11 48 (7.03%) DevOps
12 47 (6.88%) Scrum
13 41 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (6.00%) Software Engineering
14 40 (5.86%) Change Management
15 38 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
15 38 (5.56%) Unit Testing
16 36 (5.27%) Business Analysis
16 36 (5.27%) Risk Management
16 36 (5.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.37%) SQL
2 71 (10.40%) Java
3 46 (6.73%) PowerShell
4 43 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.56%) Python
6 28 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 27 (3.95%) Perl
8 22 (3.22%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.07%) C
10 18 (2.64%) C#
11 15 (2.20%) Groovy
12 14 (2.05%) Ruby
13 13 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.76%) C++
15 10 (1.46%) PHP
16 9 (1.32%) Korn
16 9 (1.32%) VBA
16 9 (1.32%) X++
17 8 (1.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 82 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.44%) Degree
4 36 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (3.81%) CCNP
6 21 (3.07%) CISSP
7 17 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.20%) CCIE
8 15 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.05%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 11 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.46%) CEH
11 10 (1.46%) CISM
11 10 (1.46%) MCSE
12 9 (1.32%) MCP
13 8 (1.17%) CCNA
13 8 (1.17%) ISEB
14 7 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.02%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (12.15%) SLA
2 39 (5.71%) Data Quality
3 33 (4.83%) QA
4 23 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (2.49%) PCI DSS
6 14 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (1.02%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.44%) GDPR
9 3 (0.44%) MiFID
10 2 (0.29%) COBIT
10 2 (0.29%) COSO
10 2 (0.29%) GCP
11 1 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.15%) GLP
11 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 25 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (3.51%) Docker
5 17 (2.49%) Samba
6 10 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.32%) vSphere
8 8 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 7 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.88%) XenApp
11 5 (0.73%) KVM
11 5 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.44%) HDFS
13 2 (0.29%) Firmware
13 2 (0.29%) PowerHA
13 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (3.37%) Puppet
2 19 (2.78%) Ansible
3 14 (2.05%) Kubernetes
4 13 (1.90%) OpenView
5 12 (1.76%) SCCM
6 10 (1.46%) WMI
7 9 (1.32%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.17%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.02%) Marathon
9 7 (1.02%) Terraform
10 6 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.88%) Grafana
10 6 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (0.88%) SCOM
11 5 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.73%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.59%) CSIRT
12 4 (0.59%) Nessus
12 4 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 104 (15.23%) Microsoft
2 90 (13.18%) Cisco
3 69 (10.10%) Oracle
4 61 (8.93%) VMware
5 52 (7.61%) IBM
6 39 (5.71%) HP
7 34 (4.98%) SAP
8 32 (4.69%) Red Hat
9 24 (3.51%) BMC
9 24 (3.51%) Splunk
10 23 (3.37%) AppDynamics
11 21 (3.07%) F5
12 20 (2.93%) Citrix
13 19 (2.78%) Fortinet
14 17 (2.49%) Informatica
15 16 (2.34%) CheckPoint
16 15 (2.20%) Adobe
16 15 (2.20%) Juniper
16 15 (2.20%) LANDesk
16 15 (2.20%) McAfee