Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SFIA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SFIA over the 6 months to 17 February 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.

Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 773 805
Rank change year-on-year +177 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing SFIA 266 69 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.072% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.086% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 59 55
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +8.24% -17.48%
10th Percentile £361 £308 £263
90th Percentile £687 £648 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £455 £363
% change year-on-year +9.89% +25.52% -29.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SFIA 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 85,211 80,432 89,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.70% 83.82% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,902 53,269 58,166
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,047 2,240 2,647
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.35 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year - -2.57% +25.17%

SFIA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SFIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SFIA in the UK

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SFIA.

Contractor daily rate trend for SFIA in the UK

SFIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SFIA over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SFIA in the UK

SFIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SFIA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SFIA in the UK

SFIA
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SFIA within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 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 +173 265 £500 +9.89% 21
UK excluding London +183 242 £500 +9.89% 10
North of England +157 212 £500 +5.04% 7
North West +92 101 £530 +5.89% 4
Yorkshire +72 73 £475 +5.56% 1
North East +80 60 £525 +9.83% 2
London -14 24 £640 +47.98% 12
South East -3 13 £575 +70.37% 1
South West +24 9 £438 -23.91%
Midlands +10 9 £345 +15.00%
East Midlands +2 9 £345 +15.00%
Scotland - 1 £650 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SFIA 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 SFIA.

1 192 (72.18%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (39.47%) Open Source
3 93 (34.96%) Software Engineering
4 86 (32.33%) BDD
4 86 (32.33%) Microservices
5 84 (31.58%) ITIL
6 83 (31.20%) JIRA
7 81 (30.45%) Confluence
7 81 (30.45%) Mentoring
8 77 (28.95%) Coaching
8 77 (28.95%) JavaScript
9 75 (28.20%) Git (software)
10 74 (27.82%) REST
11 73 (27.44%) Slack
12 71 (26.69%) SQL
13 70 (26.32%) Java
14 67 (25.19%) Linux
14 67 (25.19%) MongoDB
15 66 (24.81%) NoSQL
15 66 (24.81%) Test Automation
15 66 (24.81%) TDD
16 65 (24.44%) PostgreSQL
16 65 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 64 (24.06%) Node.js
17 64 (24.06%) Scrum
17 64 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 62 (23.31%) Finance
19 61 (22.93%) Project Management
20 59 (22.18%) MySQL
20 59 (22.18%) Jenkins

SFIA
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 81 (30.45%) Confluence
2 9 (3.38%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.63%) Apache
4 5 (1.88%) SAS
5 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.13%) CMS
7 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.76%) MS Visio
2 8 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 73 (27.44%) Slack
2 21 (7.89%) SaaS
3 19 (7.14%) PaaS
4 10 (3.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.13%) Office 365
6 2 (0.75%) Akamai
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.39%) Firewall
2 9 (3.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (3.01%) Intranet
4 7 (2.63%) FTP
5 4 (1.50%) Network Security
5 4 (1.50%) Skype
6 3 (1.13%) SMS
6 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.13%) VPN
7 2 (0.75%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.38%) BGP
8 1 (0.38%) DHCP
8 1 (0.38%) DNS
8 1 (0.38%) HTTP
8 1 (0.38%) Internet
8 1 (0.38%) OSPF
8 1 (0.38%) PBX
8 1 (0.38%) PSTN
8 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.19%) MongoDB
2 66 (24.81%) NoSQL
3 65 (24.44%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (22.18%) MySQL
5 40 (15.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (7.14%) Big Data
7 10 (3.76%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.50%) DB2
8 4 (1.50%) OLAP
8 4 (1.50%) OLTP
8 4 (1.50%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.13%) Data Lake
9 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.13%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.13%) HBase
9 3 (1.13%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.75%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 83 (31.20%) JIRA
2 75 (28.20%) Git (software)
3 59 (22.18%) Jenkins
4 57 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 40 (15.04%) JUnit
6 38 (14.29%) Jasmine
7 17 (6.39%) HP UFT
8 15 (5.64%) Burp Suite
8 15 (5.64%) JMeter
8 15 (5.64%) LoadRunner
9 7 (2.63%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.50%) JIRA Agile
11 3 (1.13%) ERwin
12 2 (0.75%) Selenium
13 1 (0.38%) git-flow
13 1 (0.38%) Maven
13 1 (0.38%) SonarQube
General
1 62 (23.31%) Finance
2 9 (3.38%) Legal
3 7 (2.63%) Games
4 2 (0.75%) Banking
4 2 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (15.04%) Software Engineer
2 28 (10.53%) Architect
3 25 (9.40%) Developer
3 25 (9.40%) Java Engineer
3 25 (9.40%) Java Software Engineer
4 23 (8.65%) Designer
5 21 (7.89%) Analyst
6 20 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.52%) Project Manager
7 18 (6.77%) Java Developer
8 17 (6.39%) Test Engineer
9 16 (6.02%) Senior Manager
10 15 (5.64%) Technical Architect
11 14 (5.26%) Business Analyst
11 14 (5.26%) Interaction Designer
11 14 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
11 14 (5.26%) JavaScript Engineer
12 13 (4.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.89%) Senior Test Engineer
12 13 (4.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (27.82%) REST
2 64 (24.06%) Node.js
3 21 (7.89%) CSS
4 20 (7.52%) HTML
5 14 (5.26%) Velocity
6 9 (3.38%) JSON
7 7 (2.63%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (2.63%) Kafka
7 7 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (2.63%) Spring
7 7 (2.63%) Spring Batch
7 7 (2.63%) Spring Boot
7 7 (2.63%) Spring Security
7 7 (2.63%) Web Services
8 6 (2.26%) XML
9 5 (1.88%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (1.50%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.50%) XSD
10 4 (1.50%) XSLT
11 1 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.17%) User Experience
2 42 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 30 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.39%) Social Media
5 11 (4.14%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.14%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.01%) CESG
7 7 (2.63%) Cyberattack
8 6 (2.26%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) PKI
11 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.38%) Clustering
12 1 (0.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.38%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.19%) Linux
2 65 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.14%) Windows
4 3 (1.13%) Unix
4 3 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (72.18%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (39.47%) Open Source
3 93 (34.96%) Software Engineering
4 86 (32.33%) BDD
4 86 (32.33%) Microservices
5 84 (31.58%) ITIL
6 81 (30.45%) Mentoring
7 77 (28.95%) Coaching
8 66 (24.81%) TDD
8 66 (24.81%) Test Automation
9 64 (24.06%) Scrum
9 64 (24.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (22.93%) Project Management
11 59 (22.18%) Collaborative Working
12 55 (20.68%) PRINCE2
13 51 (19.17%) SDLC
13 51 (19.17%) User Stories
14 49 (18.42%) Risk Management
15 45 (16.92%) Service Management
16 39 (14.66%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 71 (26.69%) SQL
3 70 (26.32%) Java
4 23 (8.65%) Python
5 11 (4.14%) R
6 7 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.63%) COBOL
7 6 (2.26%) Perl
8 5 (1.88%) C
8 5 (1.88%) VB
9 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.50%) VBA
9 4 (1.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (16.92%) Degree
2 28 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 23 (8.65%) CISSP
4 15 (5.64%) CCNP
4 15 (5.64%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (5.26%) CCDP
5 14 (5.26%) Chartered Engineer
5 14 (5.26%) CISM
6 13 (4.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (4.51%) Security Cleared
8 11 (4.14%) CCIE
9 10 (3.76%) SC Cleared
10 9 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (3.38%) GCED
10 9 (3.38%) GCFA
10 9 (3.38%) GCIA
10 9 (3.38%) GCIH
10 9 (3.38%) GIAC
10 9 (3.38%) GREM
10 9 (3.38%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.77%) QA
2 15 (5.64%) WCAG
3 7 (2.63%) CESG Infosec
3 7 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (2.26%) COBIT
5 4 (1.50%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.50%) SLA
6 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.75%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (1.88%) XenApp
1 5 (1.88%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.13%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (6.02%) Puppet
2 15 (5.64%) Nessus
3 9 (3.38%) Terraform
4 7 (2.63%) Grafana
4 7 (2.63%) Graylog
4 7 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (2.26%) Ansible
6 4 (1.50%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (17.67%) Red Hat
2 28 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.77%) Cisco
4 7 (2.63%) Oracle
5 6 (2.26%) Citrix
6 5 (1.88%) Ivanti
7 4 (1.50%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.50%) EnterpriseDB
7 4 (1.50%) Informatica
8 3 (1.13%) CA
8 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.13%) Tableau
9 2 (0.75%) HP
9 2 (0.75%) Polycom
9 2 (0.75%) VMware
10 1 (0.38%) Juniper
10 1 (0.38%) Symantec