Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Translating Business Requirements skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Translating Business Requirements over the 6 months to 21 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.

Translate Business Requirements
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 400 423 392
Rank change year-on-year +23 -31 +29
Contract jobs citing Translating Business Requirements 583 541 630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.64% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 361 451
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £350 £340 £275
90th Percentile £701 £619 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £33.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.09% -27.47% -33.82%
10th Percentile £37.50 £31.50 £37.65
90th Percentile £100.75 £34.50 £55.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33% +2.86%

Translating Business Requirements 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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +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% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

Translating Business Requirements
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Translating Business Requirements as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Translating Business Requirements in the UK

Translating Business Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Translating Business Requirements in the UK

Translating Business Requirements
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Translating Business Requirements over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Translating Business Requirements in the UK

Translating Business Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Translating Business Requirements in the UK

Translating Business Requirements
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Translating Business Requirements over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Translating Business Requirements in the UK

Translating Business Requirements
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Translating Business Requirements within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +6 543 £475 +5.56% 118
London 0 288 £513 +7.89% 45
UK excluding London -7 280 £425 - 81
South East +6 88 £475 -5.00% 16
North of England -13 79 £415 -12.68% 23
Midlands +2 54 £425 +13.33% 24
Yorkshire +3 50 £417 +9.02% 13
Scotland -17 29 £388 +3.33% 6
East Midlands +23 27 £400 +45.45% 10
West Midlands -9 27 £440 +6.67% 14
North West -15 24 £469 -3.85% 8
East of England +9 18 £475 +2.70% 6
South West -50 9 £375 - 4
North East -6 5 £390 -24.46% 2
Wales -24 3 £550 +22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Translating Business Requirements 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 Translating Business Requirements.

1 225 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 174 (29.85%) Finance
3 129 (22.13%) SQL
4 87 (14.92%) Scrum
4 87 (14.92%) Data Modelling
5 84 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (13.55%) JavaScript
7 77 (13.21%) Oracle
8 74 (12.69%) User Stories
9 71 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
10 69 (11.84%) Microsoft
11 63 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (10.46%) XML
12 61 (10.46%) Banking
12 61 (10.46%) User Experience
13 60 (10.29%) JSON
14 54 (9.26%) Project Management
14 54 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 53 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 52 (8.92%) Visualisation
16 52 (8.92%) SQL Server
16 52 (8.92%) Degree
17 49 (8.40%) Java
18 48 (8.23%) Migration
18 48 (8.23%) JIRA
19 47 (8.06%) Web Services
20 46 (7.89%) Analytics
21 44 (7.55%) Windows
22 43 (7.38%) ITIL
22 43 (7.38%) Workflow

Translating Business Requirements
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 28 (4.80%) Apache Spark
2 23 (3.95%) Confluence
3 21 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.37%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.03%) Apache
9 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.69%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.51%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.51%) CMS
11 3 (0.51%) IIS
11 3 (0.51%) SAS
12 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
Applications
1 27 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.34%) InVision
6 1 (0.17%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (1.37%) Eloqua
4 6 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (1.03%) Maximo
4 6 (1.03%) SAP CO
4 6 (1.03%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.86%) Endur
5 5 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.15%) npm
3 21 (3.60%) Office 365
4 14 (2.40%) Google Analytics
4 14 (2.40%) SaaS
5 11 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.37%) PaaS
7 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.69%) Force.com
10 4 (0.69%) IaaS
10 4 (0.69%) Slack
11 3 (0.51%) GitHub
11 3 (0.51%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.57%) BGP
1 15 (2.57%) LAN
1 15 (2.57%) OSPF
1 15 (2.57%) WAN
2 14 (2.40%) DNS
3 11 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.72%) MPLS
5 8 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (1.37%) SAN
6 7 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (1.03%) FabricPath
7 6 (1.03%) HSRP
8 5 (0.86%) HTTP
8 5 (0.86%) SSL
9 4 (0.69%) DHCP
10 3 (0.51%) Firewall
10 3 (0.51%) SMS
10 3 (0.51%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.66%) Hadoop
4 29 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (3.95%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.92%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.57%) BusinessObjects
8 15 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (2.40%) Big Data
9 14 (2.40%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.40%) SAP HANA
10 13 (2.23%) DB2
11 11 (1.89%) Lumira
11 11 (1.89%) Spotfire
12 10 (1.72%) Power BI
12 10 (1.72%) SAP BW
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.37%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 48 (8.23%) JIRA
2 39 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 37 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.66%) webpack
5 25 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (3.95%) Subversion
7 18 (3.09%) Babel
8 15 (2.57%) Selenium
9 13 (2.23%) IntelliJ
10 11 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.03%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (1.03%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.86%) Grunt
13 5 (0.86%) gulp
14 4 (0.69%) Mocha
14 4 (0.69%) Protractor
14 4 (0.69%) Sinon.JS
14 4 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 174 (29.85%) Finance
2 61 (10.46%) Banking
3 31 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 26 (4.46%) Front Office
5 21 (3.60%) Marketing
5 21 (3.60%) Retail
6 17 (2.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.03%) Legal
9 5 (0.86%) Games
9 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.69%) Advertising
10 4 (0.69%) Automotive
10 4 (0.69%) Back Office
10 4 (0.69%) German Language
10 4 (0.69%) Publishing
11 3 (0.51%) Billing
11 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Law
12 2 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 164 (28.13%) Analyst
2 154 (26.42%) Developer
3 120 (20.58%) Business Analyst
4 95 (16.30%) Architect
5 57 (9.78%) Solutions Architect
6 48 (8.23%) Consultant
7 27 (4.63%) Data Modeller
8 21 (3.60%) Financial Analyst
9 20 (3.43%) Finance Business Analyst
9 20 (3.43%) Project Manager
10 16 (2.74%) .NET Developer
10 16 (2.74%) IT Analyst
11 15 (2.57%) Business IT Analyst
11 15 (2.57%) IT Business Analyst
11 15 (2.57%) React Developer
11 15 (2.57%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (2.57%) Technical Architect
12 14 (2.40%) Banking Analyst
12 14 (2.40%) Lead Developer
12 14 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.46%) XML
2 60 (10.29%) JSON
3 47 (8.06%) Web Services
4 37 (6.35%) HTML
5 34 (5.83%) RESTful
5 34 (5.83%) XSD
6 32 (5.49%) .NET
6 32 (5.49%) React
7 27 (4.63%) JSON Schema
7 27 (4.63%) Redux
8 26 (4.46%) REST
9 25 (4.29%) DOM
10 21 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 21 (3.60%) Node.js
11 19 (3.26%) CSS
11 19 (3.26%) Jest
12 18 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (2.92%) Gherkin
14 15 (2.57%) jQuery
14 15 (2.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (10.46%) User Experience
3 30 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 20 (3.43%) Fixed Income
6 20 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (3.09%) Algorithms
9 16 (2.74%) Data Structures
10 15 (2.57%) Virtual Team
11 12 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.06%) Fintech
12 10 (1.72%) Minimum Viable Product
12 10 (1.72%) Wiki
13 9 (1.54%) Data Centre
14 7 (1.20%) FMCG
15 6 (1.03%) Social Media
15 6 (1.03%) SWIFT
16 5 (0.86%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.55%) Windows
2 26 (4.46%) Unix
3 23 (3.95%) Linux
4 20 (3.43%) Apple iOS
5 17 (2.92%) Android
6 15 (2.57%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.72%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.69%) Debian
9 3 (0.51%) AIX
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (38.59%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (14.92%) Data Modelling
2 87 (14.92%) Scrum
3 74 (12.69%) User Stories
4 71 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (9.26%) Project Management
6 54 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (8.92%) Visualisation
8 48 (8.23%) Migration
9 46 (7.89%) Analytics
10 43 (7.38%) Business Analysis
10 43 (7.38%) ITIL
10 43 (7.38%) Logical Data Model
10 43 (7.38%) Workflow
11 42 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (7.20%) UML
12 41 (7.03%) Technical Analysis
13 39 (6.69%) Waterfall
14 38 (6.52%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 129 (22.13%) SQL
2 79 (13.55%) JavaScript
3 49 (8.40%) Java
4 35 (6.00%) C#
5 25 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 21 (3.60%) Python
7 18 (3.09%) Java 8
8 10 (1.72%) VB
8 10 (1.72%) VBA
9 9 (1.54%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.37%) Perl
11 6 (1.03%) C
11 6 (1.03%) Cypher
11 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.51%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.34%) C++
14 2 (0.34%) ES6
14 2 (0.34%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 52 (8.92%) Degree
2 27 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.40%) ISEB
6 8 (1.37%) Master's Degree
7 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.03%) CBAP
8 6 (1.03%) CCNP
8 6 (1.03%) IIBA
9 5 (0.86%) CISSP
10 4 (0.69%) ACCA
10 4 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.69%) CCIE
10 4 (0.69%) CIMA
10 4 (0.69%) SAP Certification
11 3 (0.51%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.51%) MCSE
11 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.86%) QA
2 19 (3.26%) SLA
3 10 (1.72%) GDPR
4 8 (1.37%) CDISC
5 7 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.03%) PMO
7 4 (0.69%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.17%) GxP
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 35 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.06%) Docker
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.17%) vSphere
4 1 (0.17%) XenApp
4 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (2.23%) Single Sign-On
2 12 (2.06%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.72%) Ansible
3 10 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (1.72%) SCCM
4 8 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.20%) Puppet
6 6 (1.03%) Terraform
7 5 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.69%) Kibana
8 4 (0.69%) logstash
9 2 (0.34%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.34%) SCOM
9 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.17%) Graphite
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
10 1 (0.17%) Opsview
10 1 (0.17%) Salt
10 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (13.21%) Oracle
2 69 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.83%) Google
4 29 (4.97%) Tableau
5 28 (4.80%) Adobe
5 28 (4.80%) SAP
6 26 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (2.92%) Cisco
8 15 (2.57%) Citrix
8 15 (2.57%) ServiceNow
9 13 (2.23%) F5
9 13 (2.23%) HP
10 12 (2.06%) Atlassian
10 12 (2.06%) MuleSoft
11 11 (1.89%) hybris
12 10 (1.72%) Cognos
12 10 (1.72%) Informatica
13 9 (1.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 8 (1.37%) Netezza
14 8 (1.37%) Teradata