Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 621 765
Rank change year-on-year -147 +144 +59
Contract jobs citing SFIA 99 264 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.26% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.30% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 282 58
UK median daily rate £498 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.50% +6.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £386 £360 £312
90th Percentile £613 £687 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £494 £455
% change year-on-year +1.27% +8.52% +25.52%
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 86,383 86,583 80,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.07% 85.96% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,091 57,790 53,132
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,249 2,110 2,318
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.68% +1.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.24
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +4.35% -9.59%

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 19 February 2019.

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 10 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 19 February 2019. 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 -163 96 £498 -0.50% 12
UK excluding London -174 67 £500 +1.27% 6
North of England -139 55 £500 - 1
London +15 31 £495 -20.16% 6
North West -84 31 £476 -10.19% 1
Yorkshire -64 16 £500 +5.26%
North East -53 9 £500 -2.44%
South East -20 7 £550 -4.35% 3
South West -41 3 £350 -20.00% 1
Wales - 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.37%) ITIL
3 30 (30.30%) Service Management
4 28 (28.28%) Finance
5 26 (26.26%) JIRA
5 26 (26.26%) Confluence
6 25 (25.25%) Mentoring
7 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
7 24 (24.24%) Software Engineering
7 24 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
9 21 (21.21%) Coaching
10 20 (20.20%) Microservices
10 20 (20.20%) BDD
11 19 (19.19%) User Experience
12 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (18.18%) Project Management
13 17 (17.17%) PRINCE2
13 17 (17.17%) DevOps
13 17 (17.17%) Slack
14 16 (16.16%) SDLC
14 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
15 15 (15.15%) REST
15 15 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (14.14%) QA
16 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
16 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
17 13 (13.13%) Collaborative Working

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 26 (26.26%) Confluence
2 3 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (2.02%) nginx
3 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.01%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.02%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (1.01%) Exstream
3 1 (1.01%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (17.17%) Slack
3 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.06%) Office 365
5 3 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.03%) IaaS
5 3 (3.03%) PaaS
5 3 (3.03%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.01%) GitHub
7 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) Firewall
1 5 (5.05%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (4.04%) BGP
2 4 (4.04%) BIG-IP
2 4 (4.04%) Cisco Firepower
2 4 (4.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (4.04%) DHCP
2 4 (4.04%) DNS
2 4 (4.04%) Network Security
2 4 (4.04%) OSPF
2 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.04%) VPN
2 4 (4.04%) WAN
3 2 (2.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.01%) FTP
4 1 (1.01%) Intranet
4 1 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.06%) Big Data
3 5 (5.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.04%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.04%) Blockchain
4 4 (4.04%) MySQL
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.02%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.01%) HBase
6 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 26 (26.26%) JIRA
2 16 (16.16%) Git (software)
3 14 (14.14%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.12%) HP UFT
4 12 (12.12%) JMeter
4 12 (12.12%) LoadRunner
5 11 (11.11%) Burp Suite
6 4 (4.04%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.03%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.03%) Selenium
8 2 (2.02%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.02%) JUnit
8 2 (2.02%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.01%) ERwin
9 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
General
1 28 (28.28%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Law
3 1 (1.01%) Banking
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (17.17%) Analyst
2 14 (14.14%) Business Analyst
3 13 (13.13%) Project Manager
4 12 (12.12%) Delivery Manager
5 10 (10.10%) IT Manager
5 10 (10.10%) Service Manager
6 9 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
7 8 (8.08%) IT Services Manager
7 8 (8.08%) Test Engineer
8 7 (7.07%) Developer
8 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 7 (7.07%) Senior Manager
9 6 (6.06%) Architect
9 6 (6.06%) IT Services Delivery Manager
10 5 (5.05%) Designer
10 5 (5.05%) Digital Project Manager
11 4 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (4.04%) Interaction Designer
11 4 (4.04%) SAP Manager
11 4 (4.04%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) REST
2 8 (8.08%) CSS
2 8 (8.08%) HTML
3 5 (5.05%) Node.js
4 4 (4.04%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (3.03%) Apache NiFi
5 3 (3.03%) Kafka
5 3 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.03%) Spring
5 3 (3.03%) Spring Batch
5 3 (3.03%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.03%) Spring Security
6 2 (2.02%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.02%) Velocity
7 1 (1.01%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.19%) User Experience
2 14 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (9.09%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.04%) Fintech
5 4 (4.04%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.02%) Clustering
6 2 (2.02%) Social Media
7 1 (1.01%) CESG
7 1 (1.01%) CMDB
7 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Linux
1 8 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.03%) Windows
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.37%) ITIL
3 30 (30.30%) Service Management
4 25 (25.25%) Mentoring
5 24 (24.24%) Software Engineering
5 24 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (21.21%) Coaching
7 20 (20.20%) BDD
7 20 (20.20%) Microservices
8 18 (18.18%) Project Management
9 17 (17.17%) DevOps
9 17 (17.17%) PRINCE2
10 16 (16.16%) SDLC
11 15 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (14.14%) Test Automation
13 13 (13.13%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (13.13%) Data Management
14 12 (12.12%) Business Analysis
15 11 (11.11%) Problem Management
15 11 (11.11%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
1 12 (12.12%) SQL
2 11 (11.11%) Java
3 10 (10.10%) Python
4 5 (5.05%) R
5 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.04%) C++
5 4 (4.04%) Go
5 4 (4.04%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) COBOL
6 1 (1.01%) Java 8
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (13.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (11.11%) Degree
5 8 (8.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (4.04%) CCDP
6 4 (4.04%) CCIE
6 4 (4.04%) CCNP
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.02%) GIAC
8 1 (1.01%) APMG
8 1 (1.01%) APMP
8 1 (1.01%) CISMP
8 1 (1.01%) CISSP
8 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.01%) GSEC
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) QA
2 11 (11.11%) WCAG
3 2 (2.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.01%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.02%) Docker
3 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) Nessus
2 7 (7.07%) Puppet
3 6 (6.06%) Terraform
4 5 (5.05%) Ansible
4 5 (5.05%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.04%) Forum Sentry
6 3 (3.03%) Grafana
6 3 (3.03%) Graylog
7 1 (1.01%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 4 (4.04%) BMC
1 4 (4.04%) Cisco
1 4 (4.04%) F5
1 4 (4.04%) Infoblox
1 4 (4.04%) Meraki
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft
1 4 (4.04%) Oracle
1 4 (4.04%) Palo Alto
1 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
1 4 (4.04%) SAP
1 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
1 4 (4.04%) VMware
2 2 (2.02%) Splunk
3 1 (1.01%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.01%) CA
3 1 (1.01%) Informatica
3 1 (1.01%) LogRhythm
3 1 (1.01%) OpenText
3 1 (1.01%) Tableau