Period
to 3 December 2020

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 3 December 2020 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
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 332 337 357
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20 +6
Contract jobs citing Root Cause Analysis 258 604 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.86% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 406 449
Median daily rate £475 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -0.61% -2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £213 £205
90th Percentile £588 £569 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 35
Median hourly rate £24.00 £24.12 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +30.80% +3.95%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.65 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -7.37% -12.04% +52.20%

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 32,477 70,340 89,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.92% 86.08% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,295 45,916 59,586
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £295 £290 £300
90th Percentile £655 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £434 £425
% change year-on-year -0.86% +2.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,269 2,274 2,359
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.94% +6.82% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year +27.78% +9.22% -10.73%

Root Cause Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Root Cause Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Root Cause Analysis.

Daily rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Root Cause Analysis.

Hourly rate trend for Root Cause Analysis in the UK

Root Cause Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Root Cause Analysis over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

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 3 December 2020. 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 +13 228 £470 +10.47% 93
UK excluding London +75 128 £425 +13.33% 76
London +26 109 £500 +11.11% 24
South East +84 51 £438 +9.38% 27
Work from Home -110 48 £500 +17.65% 8
Midlands +73 30 £390 +20.00% 14
North of England +50 21 £415 +14.48% 17
West Midlands +69 19 £390 +20.00% 11
North West +51 14 £400 +23.08% 8
East Midlands +38 11 - - 3
Scotland +43 10 £375 +15.38% 2
South West +81 7 £425 +13.33% 5
East of England +49 7 £475 +38.69% 5
Yorkshire +38 7 £450 +5.88% 6
Wales +31 1 - - 7
Northern Ireland - 1 £424 -

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, 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 73 (28.29%) Linux
1 73 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (25.97%) SQL
3 65 (25.19%) Windows
4 54 (20.93%) ITIL
5 53 (20.54%) Python
5 53 (20.54%) Microsoft
6 51 (19.77%) Security Cleared
7 50 (19.38%) Oracle
8 49 (18.99%) Finance
9 46 (17.83%) Java
9 46 (17.83%) SC Cleared
9 46 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (17.44%) Azure
11 41 (15.89%) DevOps
11 41 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (14.73%) Active Directory
13 36 (13.95%) SQL Server
13 36 (13.95%) Splunk
14 35 (13.57%) Unix
14 35 (13.57%) AWS
14 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
15 30 (11.63%) Degree
16 29 (11.24%) Banking
16 29 (11.24%) Bash Shell
16 29 (11.24%) SDLC
17 27 (10.47%) QA
18 26 (10.08%) DNS
18 26 (10.08%) VMware
19 25 (9.69%) Change Management

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 18 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 16 (6.20%) Apache
3 8 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.33%) IIS
4 6 (2.33%) nginx
5 4 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.16%) Confluence
6 3 (1.16%) JBoss
6 3 (1.16%) Mailman
6 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Fuse
6 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.39%) Luigi
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Magento
2 2 (0.78%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.78%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.44%) Azure
2 35 (13.57%) AWS
3 19 (7.36%) Office 365
4 11 (4.26%) Datadog
5 10 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (3.10%) IaaS
6 8 (3.10%) PaaS
7 7 (2.71%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (2.71%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.33%) Logic Apps
8 6 (2.33%) PowerApps
8 6 (2.33%) SaaS
8 6 (2.33%) Serverless
9 5 (1.94%) GCP
9 5 (1.94%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.55%) Slack
11 3 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (1.16%) Azure Functions
11 3 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.08%) DNS
2 18 (6.98%) Firewall
3 15 (5.81%) SAN
4 14 (5.43%) DHCP
5 12 (4.65%) Network Security
5 12 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.26%) VPN
7 9 (3.49%) NAS
8 8 (3.10%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (2.33%) VLAN
10 5 (1.94%) HTTP
10 5 (1.94%) Internet
10 5 (1.94%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.94%) Wireless
11 4 (1.55%) BGP
11 4 (1.55%) OSPF
11 4 (1.55%) SSH
11 4 (1.55%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.69%) MySQL
3 14 (5.43%) Big Data
4 12 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (3.88%) Data Mining
6 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (2.71%) Power BI
8 6 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
8 6 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.33%) Tableau
9 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.94%) Redis
9 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.16%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 15 (5.81%) Git (software)
1 15 (5.81%) Jenkins
1 15 (5.81%) JMeter
2 13 (5.04%) JIRA
3 10 (3.88%) CA Gen
3 10 (3.88%) eggPlant
3 10 (3.88%) LoadUI
3 10 (3.88%) NeoLoad
4 7 (2.71%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.94%) GitLab
6 4 (1.55%) JUnit
6 4 (1.55%) Subversion
6 4 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.16%) Maven
8 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.78%) MSI
8 2 (0.78%) Selenium
8 2 (0.78%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.78%) WebPageTest
General
1 49 (18.99%) Finance
2 29 (11.24%) Banking
3 16 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.43%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.10%) Retail
6 6 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.94%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.94%) Legal
7 5 (1.94%) Publishing
8 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.16%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.78%) Automotive
10 2 (0.78%) Back Office
10 2 (0.78%) Front Office
10 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.78%) Law
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.39%) Military
11 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (19.38%) Analyst
2 37 (14.34%) Developer
3 14 (5.43%) Business Analyst
3 14 (5.43%) Support Engineer
4 13 (5.04%) Applications Support
4 13 (5.04%) Architect
5 11 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
5 11 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (3.88%) Applications Support Engineer
6 10 (3.88%) Service Analyst
6 10 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (3.49%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.49%) Service Manager
8 8 (3.10%) Administrator
8 8 (3.10%) Performance Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Site Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Splunk Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Test Engineer
9 7 (2.71%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.75%) .NET
2 15 (5.81%) LAMP
2 15 (5.81%) Spring
3 12 (4.65%) J2EE
3 12 (4.65%) REST
4 11 (4.26%) HTML
5 10 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 10 (3.88%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (3.88%) Middleware
6 9 (3.49%) Sensu
7 8 (3.10%) CSS
7 8 (3.10%) JSON
7 8 (3.10%) LDAP
8 7 (2.71%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.71%) jQuery
8 7 (2.71%) Node.js
9 6 (2.33%) XML
10 5 (1.94%) HTML5
10 5 (1.94%) Memcached
10 5 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.20%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.94%) Clustering
6 5 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.94%) Replication
6 5 (1.94%) User Experience
6 5 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.16%) FMCG
8 3 (1.16%) Over-the-Top Content
8 3 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.29%) Linux
2 65 (25.19%) Windows
3 35 (13.57%) Unix
4 20 (7.75%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.98%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.65%) SUSE
6 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.49%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.71%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.94%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.55%) Android
12 4 (1.55%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.55%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.16%) CentOS
13 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (20.93%) ITIL
3 41 (15.89%) DevOps
3 41 (15.89%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (11.24%) SDLC
5 25 (9.69%) Change Management
6 24 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 24 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 23 (8.91%) Computer Science
8 20 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (7.75%) Project Management
8 20 (7.75%) Scrum
8 20 (7.75%) Waterfall
9 18 (6.98%) Microservices
9 18 (6.98%) Open Source
10 17 (6.59%) Migration
10 17 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (6.20%) High Availability
11 16 (6.20%) Performance Testing
12 15 (5.81%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (25.97%) SQL
2 53 (20.54%) Python
3 46 (17.83%) Java
4 35 (13.57%) PowerShell
5 29 (11.24%) Bash Shell
6 19 (7.36%) C#
7 18 (6.98%) JavaScript
7 18 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 16 (6.20%) Perl
9 15 (5.81%) Ruby
10 14 (5.43%) C++
11 9 (3.49%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.33%) C
12 6 (2.33%) Java 8
12 6 (2.33%) PHP
13 5 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.55%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.16%) TypeScript
15 3 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 46 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.63%) Degree
4 12 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (3.88%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.71%) CCNP
7 7 (2.71%) Master's Degree
8 6 (2.33%) CCNA
9 5 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.16%) ISEB
10 3 (1.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.78%) CBAP
11 2 (0.78%) CCDA
11 2 (0.78%) MCSE
11 2 (0.78%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.39%) ACCA
12 1 (0.39%) CIMA
12 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.47%) QA
2 17 (6.59%) SLA
3 8 (3.10%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.55%) GDPR
6 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.16%) NCSC
6 3 (1.16%) NIST
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.78%) MiFID
7 2 (0.78%) PMO
8 1 (0.39%) AQAP
8 1 (0.39%) COBIT
8 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.39%) EMIR
8 1 (0.39%) GMP
System Software
1 38 (14.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.04%) Docker
3 13 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (3.49%) vSphere
5 8 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.71%) NFS
7 6 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.33%) XenApp
8 5 (1.94%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.94%) VMware Server
9 4 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.16%) vCloud
11 2 (0.78%) Varnish
11 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.39%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.39%) etcd
12 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (7.75%) Terraform
2 17 (6.59%) Puppet
3 16 (6.20%) Ansible
4 15 (5.81%) Kubernetes
5 14 (5.43%) SCOM
6 12 (4.65%) Grafana
6 12 (4.65%) Kibana
6 12 (4.65%) Nagios
7 10 (3.88%) ZABBIX
8 9 (3.49%) SCCM
9 5 (1.94%) BladeLogic
9 5 (1.94%) Foglight
9 5 (1.94%) vRealize
10 4 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.55%) WSUS
11 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.78%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 53 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 50 (19.38%) Oracle
3 36 (13.95%) Splunk
4 26 (10.08%) VMware
5 17 (6.59%) AppDynamics
5 17 (6.59%) SAP
6 16 (6.20%) Cisco
7 13 (5.04%) Dynatrace
7 13 (5.04%) SolarWinds
8 12 (4.65%) Citrix
8 12 (4.65%) New Relic
9 11 (4.26%) HP
10 10 (3.88%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.49%) Dell
12 8 (3.10%) F5
12 8 (3.10%) MuleSoft
13 7 (2.71%) BMC
13 7 (2.71%) NetApp
14 6 (2.33%) IBM
14 6 (2.33%) Ivanti