Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 791 810
Rank change year-on-year +186 +19 +18
Contract jobs citing SFIA 284 35 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.039% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.046% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 30 70
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £598
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -30.96% +47.99%
10th Percentile £348 £269 £411
90th Percentile £659 £575 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £388 £525
% change year-on-year +22.58% -26.19% +16.67%
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 86,328 76,297 88,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.64% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,927 50,066 58,247
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,269 2,066 2,323
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.82% +22.71%

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 22 May 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 13 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 22 May 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 +176 283 £475 +15.15% 19
UK excluding London +186 258 £475 +22.58% 17
North of England +169 236 £475 -1.04% 11
North West +88 121 £475 -5.09% 3
Yorkshire +71 84 £465 -6.06% 3
North East +52 54 £525 +26.89% 5
London -34 25 £575 +35.29% 5
South East -19 12 £525 +61.54% 1
South West +16 11 £350 -13.58% 1
Midlands -13 4 £525 +75.00% 1
East Midlands +1 2 £475 +62.39%
West Midlands -23 2 £525 +75.00% 1
Scotland -38 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 214 (75.35%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (38.03%) Open Source
3 90 (31.69%) Coaching
4 88 (30.99%) Mentoring
5 87 (30.63%) Microservices
6 85 (29.93%) Software Engineering
7 83 (29.23%) Project Management
8 82 (28.87%) ITIL
9 81 (28.52%) BDD
10 78 (27.46%) Finance
10 78 (27.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 75 (26.41%) SQL
11 75 (26.41%) Confluence
11 75 (26.41%) JIRA
12 73 (25.70%) Scrum
13 68 (23.94%) PRINCE2
13 68 (23.94%) Git (software)
14 67 (23.59%) REST
15 66 (23.24%) Slack
16 65 (22.89%) JavaScript
17 62 (21.83%) Linux
17 62 (21.83%) Jenkins
18 61 (21.48%) MongoDB
18 61 (21.48%) Java
18 61 (21.48%) Collaborative Working
19 60 (21.13%) NoSQL
19 60 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 56 (19.72%) Node.js
20 56 (19.72%) Risk Management
20 56 (19.72%) Management Information System

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 75 (26.41%) Confluence
2 14 (4.93%) Apache
3 13 (4.58%) SAS
4 12 (4.23%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.46%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.76%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.76%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.06%) CMS
8 2 (0.70%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.35%) nginx
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.87%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 66 (23.24%) Slack
2 36 (12.68%) SaaS
3 31 (10.92%) PaaS
4 16 (5.63%) IaaS
5 12 (4.23%) Office 365
6 5 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.39%) Firewall
2 8 (2.82%) Intranet
2 8 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (2.46%) Unified Communications
4 6 (2.11%) FTP
4 6 (2.11%) Network Security
5 5 (1.76%) BGP
5 5 (1.76%) DHCP
5 5 (1.76%) DNS
5 5 (1.76%) IP Telephony
5 5 (1.76%) OSPF
5 5 (1.76%) Skype
5 5 (1.76%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.76%) VPN
5 5 (1.76%) WAN
6 3 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.70%) SMS
8 1 (0.35%) DMARC
8 1 (0.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.48%) MongoDB
2 60 (21.13%) NoSQL
3 54 (19.01%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (17.25%) MySQL
5 39 (13.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (11.97%) Big Data
7 20 (7.04%) Apache Hive
8 9 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (2.46%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.11%) HBase
11 6 (2.11%) Pentaho
11 6 (2.11%) SQL Server
12 5 (1.76%) DB2
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
15 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (26.41%) JIRA
2 68 (23.94%) Git (software)
3 62 (21.83%) Jenkins
4 51 (17.96%) Cucumber
5 41 (14.44%) JUnit
6 37 (13.03%) Jasmine
7 21 (7.39%) HP UFT
8 16 (5.63%) JMeter
8 16 (5.63%) LoadRunner
9 15 (5.28%) Burp Suite
10 14 (4.93%) Artifactory
11 6 (2.11%) ERwin
12 4 (1.41%) Selenium
13 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (27.46%) Finance
2 13 (4.58%) Legal
3 7 (2.46%) Games
4 5 (1.76%) Marketing
5 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (13.38%) Software Engineer
2 30 (10.56%) Architect
3 27 (9.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (9.51%) Project Manager
4 22 (7.75%) Analyst
4 22 (7.75%) Designer
5 19 (6.69%) Technical Architect
6 16 (5.63%) Business Analyst
6 16 (5.63%) Developer
6 16 (5.63%) JavaScript Engineer
6 16 (5.63%) Test Engineer
7 15 (5.28%) Digital Project Manager
7 15 (5.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.93%) Senior Architect
8 14 (4.93%) Senior Technical Architect
9 13 (4.58%) Java Engineer
9 13 (4.58%) Java Software Engineer
9 13 (4.58%) Senior Manager
9 13 (4.58%) Service Manager
10 12 (4.23%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (23.59%) REST
2 56 (19.72%) Node.js
3 19 (6.69%) Velocity
4 16 (5.63%) CSS
4 16 (5.63%) HTML
5 15 (5.28%) ActiveMQ
5 15 (5.28%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (4.93%) Kafka
7 12 (4.23%) Spring
7 12 (4.23%) Spring Batch
7 12 (4.23%) Spring Boot
7 12 (4.23%) Spring Security
8 8 (2.82%) JSON
8 8 (2.82%) Web Services
9 6 (2.11%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (1.06%) XML
11 2 (0.70%) Middleware
12 1 (0.35%) Entity Framework
12 1 (0.35%) jQuery
12 1 (0.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.72%) Management Information System
2 44 (15.49%) User Experience
3 42 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (8.10%) Social Media
5 15 (5.28%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.52%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.46%) CESG
9 6 (2.11%) Cyberattack
9 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.41%) PMI
11 3 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.35%) Blog
13 1 (0.35%) CMDB
13 1 (0.35%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
13 1 (0.35%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.83%) Linux
2 60 (21.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (5.99%) Windows
4 7 (2.46%) Unix
4 7 (2.46%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.35%) AIX
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (75.35%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (38.03%) Open Source
3 90 (31.69%) Coaching
4 88 (30.99%) Mentoring
5 87 (30.63%) Microservices
6 85 (29.93%) Software Engineering
7 83 (29.23%) Project Management
8 82 (28.87%) ITIL
9 81 (28.52%) BDD
10 78 (27.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 73 (25.70%) Scrum
12 68 (23.94%) PRINCE2
13 61 (21.48%) Collaborative Working
14 56 (19.72%) Risk Management
15 55 (19.37%) TDD
15 55 (19.37%) Test Automation
16 52 (18.31%) User Stories
17 49 (17.25%) Service Management
18 47 (16.55%) SDLC
19 45 (15.85%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 75 (26.41%) SQL
2 65 (22.89%) JavaScript
3 61 (21.48%) Java
4 27 (9.51%) Python
5 12 (4.23%) R
6 9 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.17%) Perl
7 6 (2.11%) COBOL
7 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.06%) C
8 3 (1.06%) VB
8 3 (1.06%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (16.55%) Degree
2 34 (11.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 31 (10.92%) CISSP
4 24 (8.45%) CCNP
4 24 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (8.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (8.10%) CCDP
5 23 (8.10%) Chartered Engineer
5 23 (8.10%) CISM
6 14 (4.93%) CCIE
7 11 (3.87%) Security Cleared
8 9 (3.17%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.82%) GCED
9 8 (2.82%) GCFA
9 8 (2.82%) GCIA
9 8 (2.82%) GCIH
9 8 (2.82%) GIAC
9 8 (2.82%) GREM
9 8 (2.82%) GSEC
10 7 (2.46%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.34%) QA
2 15 (5.28%) WCAG
3 8 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.46%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.11%) CESG Infosec
5 6 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.06%) COBIT
6 3 (1.06%) SLA
7 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.70%) PMO
8 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 9 (3.17%) XenApp
2 8 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.46%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (9.15%) Puppet
2 18 (6.34%) Terraform
3 15 (5.28%) Nessus
4 14 (4.93%) Grafana
4 14 (4.93%) Graylog
5 9 (3.17%) Ansible
6 6 (2.11%) IBM BigFix
7 5 (1.76%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.70%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) SCCM
10 1 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (15.85%) Red Hat
2 42 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.51%) Cisco
4 16 (5.63%) Oracle
5 12 (4.23%) Informatica
6 10 (3.52%) Citrix
7 9 (3.17%) Ivanti
8 8 (2.82%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.11%) CA
9 6 (2.11%) Tableau
10 5 (1.76%) HP
11 4 (1.41%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.41%) Juniper
12 3 (1.06%) Sophos
12 3 (1.06%) VMware
13 2 (0.70%) Apple
13 2 (0.70%) Polycom
13 2 (0.70%) Symantec
14 1 (0.35%) Google
14 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com