Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 762 761 755
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +56
Contract jobs citing SFIA 125 122 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 142 103
UK median daily rate £475 £552 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.95% +10.29% +43.00%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £340
90th Percentile £688 £721 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £552 £500
% change year-on-year -13.95% +10.40% +48.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.00

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 89,210 85,922 89,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.75% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,880 56,977 59,235
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,415 2,057 2,438
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.93% +11.02% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.32% +11.11% +2.69%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +1 124 £475 -13.95% 17
UK excluding London -22 103 £475 -13.95% 9
North of England -8 92 £488 -15.13% 7
North West -11 46 £476 -21.34% 5
North East 0 29 £525 -8.70% 1
Yorkshire -21 22 £525 -13.93% 1
London +7 21 £481 +1.32% 9
South West -16 7 £350 -22.22%
South East -17 2 £460 +22.67%
Scotland -20 1 £475 - 1
Midlands -21 1 - -
West Midlands -22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 76 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.60%) Open Source
3 30 (24.00%) Management Information System
3 30 (24.00%) Finance
4 29 (23.20%) Project Management
4 29 (23.20%) Collaborative Working
5 28 (22.40%) Mentoring
5 28 (22.40%) Service Management
6 27 (21.60%) Risk Management
6 27 (21.60%) Software Engineering
7 26 (20.80%) ITIL
7 26 (20.80%) Coaching
8 25 (20.00%) Microservices
8 25 (20.00%) BDD
8 25 (20.00%) MongoDB
8 25 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 24 (19.20%) SQL
9 24 (19.20%) Git (software)
10 23 (18.40%) Confluence
10 23 (18.40%) JIRA
11 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
11 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
11 22 (17.60%) Slack
12 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (16.80%) User Experience
12 21 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (16.80%) PRINCE2
13 19 (15.20%) Scrum
13 19 (15.20%) Big Data
14 18 (14.40%) REST

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 23 (18.40%) Confluence
2 8 (6.40%) Apache
3 6 (4.80%) SAS
4 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.20%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.60%) JBoss
7 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.80%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Slack
2 11 (8.80%) SaaS
3 10 (8.00%) Office 365
4 8 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.40%) PaaS
5 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (4.80%) IaaS
7 2 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.60%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.60%) GitHub
7 2 (1.60%) Serverless
8 1 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (4.00%) Firewall
3 4 (3.20%) WAN
4 3 (2.40%) BGP
4 3 (2.40%) DHCP
4 3 (2.40%) DNS
4 3 (2.40%) Network Security
4 3 (2.40%) OSPF
4 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.40%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.40%) VPN
5 2 (1.60%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.60%) Skype
6 1 (0.80%) DMARC
6 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.80%) LAN
6 1 (0.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 19 (15.20%) Big Data
3 17 (13.60%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (12.80%) MySQL
5 15 (12.00%) Apache Hive
5 15 (12.00%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.60%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.60%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.00%) Data Lake
8 5 (4.00%) DB2
8 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.00%) HBase
9 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (3.20%) Blockchain
9 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.20%) Pentaho
10 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (19.20%) Git (software)
2 23 (18.40%) JIRA
3 16 (12.80%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.00%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.20%) Burp Suite
5 9 (7.20%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.40%) Artifactory
6 8 (6.40%) JMeter
6 8 (6.40%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.20%) ERwin
7 4 (3.20%) Jasmine
7 4 (3.20%) JUnit
8 2 (1.60%) GitLab
8 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Legal
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
3 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Architect
2 16 (12.80%) Technical Architect
3 12 (9.60%) Project Manager
3 12 (9.60%) Senior Architect
4 11 (8.80%) Senior Technical Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Interaction Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) PHP Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Product Owner
9 6 (4.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) REST
2 12 (9.60%) Node.js
3 11 (8.80%) ActiveMQ
3 11 (8.80%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (8.00%) HTML
4 10 (8.00%) Kafka
5 9 (7.20%) CSS
6 8 (6.40%) AngularJS
6 8 (6.40%) Spring
6 8 (6.40%) Spring Batch
6 8 (6.40%) Spring Boot
6 8 (6.40%) Spring Security
7 7 (5.60%) Velocity
8 6 (4.80%) Laravel
9 5 (4.00%) Web Services
10 4 (3.20%) JSON
11 3 (2.40%) J2EE
11 3 (2.40%) Middleware
11 3 (2.40%) XML
12 2 (1.60%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (16.80%) User Experience
3 17 (13.60%) Social Media
4 4 (3.20%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.20%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (3.20%) RIA
5 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) Fintech
7 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) Photography
7 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.40%) Linux
2 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (6.40%) Windows
3 7 (5.60%) Unix
4 3 (2.40%) AIX
4 3 (2.40%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (60.80%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (25.60%) Open Source
3 29 (23.20%) Collaborative Working
3 29 (23.20%) Project Management
4 28 (22.40%) Mentoring
4 28 (22.40%) Service Management
5 27 (21.60%) Risk Management
5 27 (21.60%) Software Engineering
6 26 (20.80%) Coaching
6 26 (20.80%) ITIL
7 25 (20.00%) BDD
7 25 (20.00%) Microservices
8 21 (16.80%) PRINCE2
8 21 (16.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (15.20%) Scrum
10 18 (14.40%) DevOps
10 18 (14.40%) IT Governance
10 18 (14.40%) SDLC
11 16 (12.80%) Change Management
11 16 (12.80%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 24 (19.20%) SQL
3 14 (11.20%) Java
4 7 (5.60%) Python
5 6 (4.80%) PHP
6 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.40%) Perl
8 2 (1.60%) C#
8 2 (1.60%) Go
9 1 (0.80%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.80%) R
9 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.80%) VB
9 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) SC Cleared
1 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.00%) Degree
3 10 (8.00%) CISSP
4 8 (6.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (5.60%) CCDP
5 7 (5.60%) CCNP
5 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.80%) APMG
6 6 (4.80%) CISM
7 5 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.40%) CCIE
8 3 (2.40%) CISMP
8 3 (2.40%) CRISC
8 3 (2.40%) SANS
9 2 (1.60%) GIAC
9 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.40%) QA
2 9 (7.20%) WCAG
3 7 (5.60%) GDPR
3 7 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (4.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (3.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.80%) P3O
System Software
1 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.80%) Docker
3 1 (0.80%) KVM
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.80%) QEMU
3 1 (0.80%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (10.40%) Puppet
2 12 (9.60%) Grafana
3 11 (8.80%) Terraform
4 10 (8.00%) Graylog
5 9 (7.20%) Nessus
6 4 (3.20%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.40%) Ansible
8 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.60%) Forum Sentry
8 2 (1.60%) Kibana
8 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.80%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.80%) Mesos
9 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.40%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Informatica
4 7 (5.60%) Cisco
5 6 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.20%) CA
6 4 (3.20%) Splunk
6 4 (3.20%) Tableau
7 3 (2.40%) Meraki
7 3 (2.40%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.40%) VMware
8 2 (1.60%) AlienVault
8 2 (1.60%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.60%) BMC
8 2 (1.60%) F5
8 2 (1.60%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.60%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (1.60%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.60%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.80%) Juniper