Period
to 17 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 709 787 773
Rank change year-on-year +78 -14 +69
Contract jobs citing SFIA 189 71 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.074% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.087% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 83 87
UK median daily rate £475 £552 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.95% -11.68% +45.35%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £421
90th Percentile £663 £723 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -17.32% +4.45% +29.41%
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 88,862 81,893 92,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.55% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,641 53,667 60,922
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,076 2,301
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.34%

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 August 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 August 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 +77 187 £475 -13.95% 10
UK excluding London +86 172 £475 -17.32% 7
North of England +84 156 £475 -21.42% 3
North West +42 77 £475 -22.13% 2
Yorkshire +21 54 £475 -22.13%
North East +21 41 £525 -13.93% 1
London -17 16 £538 +26.47% 5
South West -4 11 £350 -4.76%
South East -16 4 £525 +58.64% 2
Midlands -7 3 £525 +61.54%
West Midlands -17 3 £525 +40.00%
Scotland -41 2 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 126 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (33.33%) Open Source
3 57 (30.16%) Coaching
3 57 (30.16%) Project Management
4 53 (28.04%) Finance
4 53 (28.04%) Mentoring
5 50 (26.46%) Microservices
6 49 (25.93%) ITIL
7 47 (24.87%) SQL
7 47 (24.87%) Software Engineering
8 45 (23.81%) PRINCE2
8 45 (23.81%) MongoDB
9 43 (22.75%) Management Information System
10 42 (22.22%) BDD
11 41 (21.69%) Confluence
11 41 (21.69%) JIRA
12 40 (21.16%) JavaScript
12 40 (21.16%) Git (software)
13 39 (20.63%) Scrum
13 39 (20.63%) Slack
13 39 (20.63%) Collaborative Working
14 38 (20.11%) Risk Management
15 37 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (19.05%) Linux
17 35 (18.52%) Service Management
18 34 (17.99%) Java
18 34 (17.99%) PostgreSQL
18 34 (17.99%) REST
19 32 (16.93%) NoSQL
20 31 (16.40%) MySQL

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 41 (21.69%) Confluence
2 12 (6.35%) Apache
2 12 (6.35%) SAS
3 8 (4.23%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.06%) JBoss
6 2 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.63%) Slack
2 24 (12.70%) SaaS
3 19 (10.05%) PaaS
4 14 (7.41%) Office 365
5 10 (5.29%) IaaS
6 8 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.06%) Serverless
8 1 (0.53%) GitHub
8 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.29%) Firewall
2 7 (3.70%) Unified Communications
2 7 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.17%) WAN
4 5 (2.65%) BGP
4 5 (2.65%) DHCP
4 5 (2.65%) DNS
4 5 (2.65%) IP Telephony
4 5 (2.65%) Network Security
4 5 (2.65%) OSPF
4 5 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.65%) VPN
5 2 (1.06%) Skype
6 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 34 (17.99%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (16.93%) NoSQL
4 31 (16.40%) MySQL
5 27 (14.29%) Big Data
6 21 (11.11%) Apache Hive
7 15 (7.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (5.29%) SQL Server
9 9 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.76%) Hadoop
10 8 (4.23%) DB2
11 7 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (3.70%) Data Lake
11 7 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 7 (3.70%) HBase
12 6 (3.17%) Pentaho
13 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
14 4 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 41 (21.69%) JIRA
2 40 (21.16%) Git (software)
3 31 (16.40%) Jenkins
4 29 (15.34%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.99%) JUnit
6 15 (7.94%) Jasmine
7 12 (6.35%) Artifactory
7 12 (6.35%) HP UFT
8 8 (4.23%) JMeter
8 8 (4.23%) LoadRunner
9 7 (3.70%) Burp Suite
10 6 (3.17%) ERwin
11 2 (1.06%) GitLab
11 2 (1.06%) Selenium
11 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
12 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (28.04%) Finance
2 7 (3.70%) Legal
3 5 (2.65%) Marketing
4 4 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.06%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (16.93%) Architect
2 20 (10.58%) Project Manager
2 20 (10.58%) Software Engineer
3 19 (10.05%) Technical Architect
4 18 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.47%) Developer
6 13 (6.88%) Senior Architect
6 13 (6.88%) Senior Technical Architect
7 11 (5.82%) Designer
8 10 (5.29%) Digital Project Manager
9 9 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Data Architect
10 8 (4.23%) Interaction Designer
10 8 (4.23%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.23%) Service Manager
11 7 (3.70%) IT Manager
11 7 (3.70%) IT Services Manager
11 7 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (17.99%) REST
2 29 (15.34%) Node.js
3 15 (7.94%) ActiveMQ
3 15 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (7.41%) Kafka
5 10 (5.29%) HTML
5 10 (5.29%) Spring
5 10 (5.29%) Spring Batch
5 10 (5.29%) Spring Boot
5 10 (5.29%) Spring Security
5 10 (5.29%) Velocity
6 9 (4.76%) CSS
7 7 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 7 (3.70%) Web Services
8 6 (3.17%) Laravel
9 4 (2.12%) JSON
10 3 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.59%) J2EE
10 3 (1.59%) Middleware
10 3 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.75%) Management Information System
2 25 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (12.70%) Social Media
4 23 (12.17%) User Experience
5 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.65%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.12%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (2.12%) PMI
7 4 (2.12%) RIA
8 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.53%) Blog
9 1 (0.53%) Clustering
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.53%) Photography
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.05%) Linux
2 31 (16.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (6.35%) Windows
4 9 (4.76%) Unix
5 7 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.59%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (33.33%) Open Source
3 57 (30.16%) Coaching
3 57 (30.16%) Project Management
4 53 (28.04%) Mentoring
5 50 (26.46%) Microservices
6 49 (25.93%) ITIL
7 47 (24.87%) Software Engineering
8 45 (23.81%) PRINCE2
9 42 (22.22%) BDD
10 39 (20.63%) Collaborative Working
10 39 (20.63%) Scrum
11 38 (20.11%) Risk Management
12 37 (19.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (18.52%) Service Management
14 30 (15.87%) SDLC
15 29 (15.34%) Resource Management
16 28 (14.81%) TDD
16 28 (14.81%) User Stories
17 27 (14.29%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.87%) SQL
2 40 (21.16%) JavaScript
3 34 (17.99%) Java
4 13 (6.88%) Python
5 7 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.70%) Perl
6 6 (3.17%) PHP
6 6 (3.17%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.59%) R
8 2 (1.06%) C
8 2 (1.06%) C#
8 2 (1.06%) Go
8 2 (1.06%) VB
8 2 (1.06%) VBA
9 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.29%) Degree
2 23 (12.17%) CISSP
3 22 (11.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 20 (10.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.05%) CISM
6 18 (9.52%) CCDP
6 18 (9.52%) CCNP
6 18 (9.52%) Chartered Engineer
6 18 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (8.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (4.76%) CCIE
9 7 (3.70%) APMG
10 6 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (2.12%) CISMP
12 4 (2.12%) CRISC
12 4 (2.12%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.12%) SANS
13 3 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.88%) QA
2 8 (4.23%) Data Quality
2 8 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.70%) GDPR
3 7 (3.70%) WCAG
4 4 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.06%) COBIT
6 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.53%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.53%) P3O
System Software
1 6 (3.17%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.65%) XenApp
3 3 (1.59%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.06%) Docker
4 2 (1.06%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) KVM
5 1 (0.53%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 21 (11.11%) Puppet
2 16 (8.47%) Grafana
2 16 (8.47%) Terraform
3 14 (7.41%) Graylog
4 7 (3.70%) Ansible
4 7 (3.70%) Nessus
5 4 (2.12%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.12%) HP ALM
5 4 (2.12%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.06%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.06%) Kibana
6 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.53%) Mesos
7 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.05%) Oracle
2 19 (10.05%) Red Hat
3 18 (9.52%) Cisco
4 14 (7.41%) Informatica
5 6 (3.17%) CA
5 6 (3.17%) Tableau
6 5 (2.65%) Citrix
6 5 (2.65%) Ivanti
6 5 (2.65%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.12%) HP
8 3 (1.59%) Juniper
8 3 (1.59%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.59%) Sophos
8 3 (1.59%) Splunk
9 2 (1.06%) Apple
9 2 (1.06%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (1.06%) VMware
10 1 (0.53%) Capita
10 1 (0.53%) Google