Period
to 14 August 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 14 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.

Translate Business Requirements
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 417 449 424
Rank change year-on-year +32 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Translating Business Requirements 563 448 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.55% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 295 419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £338 £322 £300
90th Percentile £688 £606 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 3
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £40.48 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.24% -26.41% +57.14%
10th Percentile £34.70 £32.17 £39.30
90th Percentile £100.75 £44.73 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.48 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.17% +12.43% +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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £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 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 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 +30 530 £475 +5.56% 131
London +59 298 £510 +7.37% 60
UK excluding London -5 251 £425 - 75
South East -11 84 £450 -5.26% 25
North of England -4 63 £425 -10.53% 18
Midlands +6 48 £425 +27.82% 15
Yorkshire -9 32 £421 +4.92% 8
North West -6 26 £550 +15.79% 9
West Midlands -14 25 £450 +14.29% 7
Scotland -33 24 £358 - 2
East Midlands +13 22 £313 +13.64% 8
South West -22 15 £375 - 8
East of England +5 14 £475 -12.44% 5
North East -9 5 £538 +9.14% 1
Wales -17 3 £575 +27.78%

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 224 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (27.00%) Finance
3 124 (22.02%) SQL
4 82 (14.56%) Scrum
5 75 (13.32%) User Stories
6 74 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
7 66 (11.72%) Oracle
7 66 (11.72%) Data Modelling
8 65 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (10.66%) JavaScript
9 60 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 55 (9.77%) Migration
11 53 (9.41%) XML
11 53 (9.41%) Microsoft
11 53 (9.41%) Banking
12 52 (9.24%) Business Analysis
13 51 (9.06%) User Experience
14 50 (8.88%) ITIL
15 49 (8.70%) Project Management
16 48 (8.53%) SQL Server
17 46 (8.17%) JIRA
17 46 (8.17%) Relational Database
17 46 (8.17%) Analytics
18 45 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (7.99%) SAP
18 45 (7.99%) Java
19 42 (7.46%) QA
19 42 (7.46%) Waterfall
20 41 (7.28%) Windows

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 20 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.37%) Confluence
3 18 (3.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 14 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.78%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.60%) IIS
8 7 (1.24%) Apache
9 5 (0.89%) SAS
9 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.71%) CMS
11 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.53%) JBoss
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.36%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.53%) InVision
6 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.36%) InDesign
7 2 (0.36%) UXPin
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
2 10 (1.78%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.78%) SAP FI
3 9 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (1.42%) Eloqua
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.53%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.53%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.36%) Maximo
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.36%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.37%) Office 365
4 17 (3.02%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (1.78%) npm
7 8 (1.42%) PaaS
8 7 (1.24%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.07%) SaaS
10 5 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.89%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.71%) Force.com
11 4 (0.71%) Slack
12 3 (0.53%) IaaS
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.36%) FinancialForce
13 2 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.49%) WAN
2 13 (2.31%) BGP
2 13 (2.31%) LAN
2 13 (2.31%) OSPF
3 11 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (1.95%) DNS
4 9 (1.60%) MPLS
5 7 (1.24%) FabricPath
5 7 (1.24%) HSRP
6 6 (1.07%) Firewall
7 5 (0.89%) DHCP
7 5 (0.89%) SAN
7 5 (0.89%) SMS
8 4 (0.71%) NAS
8 4 (0.71%) SSL
8 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.53%) HTTP
9 3 (0.53%) Network Security
9 3 (0.53%) VPN
9 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.17%) Relational Database
3 26 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.73%) Big Data
6 19 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (3.02%) Hadoop
7 17 (3.02%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.49%) SAP HANA
8 14 (2.49%) Spotfire
9 12 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 11 (1.95%) Lumira
10 11 (1.95%) SAP BW
11 10 (1.78%) BigQuery
12 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.42%) Power BI
14 7 (1.24%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.07%) DB2
15 6 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 46 (8.17%) JIRA
2 34 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 31 (5.51%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (2.13%) Subversion
6 11 (1.95%) webpack
7 10 (1.78%) Selenium
8 8 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.42%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.24%) Maven
10 6 (1.07%) ERwin
11 5 (0.89%) NUnit
12 3 (0.53%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.53%) JDeveloper
12 3 (0.53%) Moq
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 152 (27.00%) Finance
2 53 (9.41%) Banking
3 31 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.26%) Marketing
5 22 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 20 (3.55%) Retail
7 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.13%) Billing
9 10 (1.78%) Front Office
10 8 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.07%) Advertising
12 5 (0.89%) Back Office
12 5 (0.89%) Legal
13 3 (0.53%) Automotive
13 3 (0.53%) Local Government
13 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Law
14 2 (0.36%) Publishing
15 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 173 (30.73%) Analyst
2 131 (23.27%) Developer
3 122 (21.67%) Business Analyst
4 107 (19.01%) Architect
5 67 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (8.70%) Consultant
7 21 (3.73%) Financial Analyst
7 21 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.55%) Finance Business Analyst
8 20 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (3.37%) Banking Analyst
10 18 (3.20%) .NET Developer
11 17 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 17 (3.02%) Technical Architect
12 16 (2.84%) Data Architect
12 16 (2.84%) IT Analyst
12 16 (2.84%) Java Developer
12 16 (2.84%) Lead Developer
13 15 (2.66%) IT Business Analyst
13 15 (2.66%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.41%) XML
2 34 (6.04%) Web Services
3 33 (5.86%) .NET
4 32 (5.68%) RESTful
5 30 (5.33%) HTML
6 21 (3.73%) JSON
7 18 (3.20%) XSD
8 14 (2.49%) ASP.NET
8 14 (2.49%) LDAP
9 13 (2.31%) CSS
9 13 (2.31%) jQuery
9 13 (2.31%) Node.js
10 12 (2.13%) J2EE
10 12 (2.13%) SAML
11 11 (1.95%) Middleware
12 10 (1.78%) Gherkin
12 10 (1.78%) JSON Schema
12 10 (1.78%) Sass
13 9 (1.60%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.60%) React
Miscellaneous
1 74 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (9.06%) User Experience
3 24 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.55%) Virtual Team
5 17 (3.02%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.31%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.13%) FMCG
7 12 (2.13%) Minimum Viable Product
8 11 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.78%) Fintech
9 10 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.78%) Wiki
10 9 (1.60%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.60%) Social Media
11 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.07%) iSeries
13 6 (1.07%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.28%) Windows
2 30 (5.33%) Unix
3 26 (4.62%) Linux
4 18 (3.20%) Windows 10
5 15 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 14 (2.49%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.78%) Android
8 3 (0.53%) AIX
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.36%) Debian
9 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (39.79%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.56%) Scrum
3 75 (13.32%) User Stories
4 66 (11.72%) Data Modelling
5 65 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
6 60 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (9.77%) Migration
8 52 (9.24%) Business Analysis
9 50 (8.88%) ITIL
10 49 (8.70%) Project Management
11 46 (8.17%) Analytics
12 45 (7.99%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (7.46%) Waterfall
14 39 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (6.75%) UML
16 37 (6.57%) SDLC
17 35 (6.22%) Change Management
17 35 (6.22%) Test Automation
18 33 (5.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (22.02%) SQL
2 60 (10.66%) JavaScript
3 45 (7.99%) Java
4 33 (5.86%) C#
5 17 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 16 (2.84%) C
6 16 (2.84%) Java 8
7 13 (2.31%) Python
8 11 (1.95%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.07%) VBA
10 5 (0.89%) RPG
10 5 (0.89%) RPG IV
11 4 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.53%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.36%) ABAP
13 2 (0.36%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.36%) R
13 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.04%) Degree
3 29 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.95%) ISEB
5 7 (1.24%) SAP Certification
6 6 (1.07%) IIBA
7 5 (0.89%) CBAP
7 5 (0.89%) CCNP
7 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.71%) ACCA
8 4 (0.71%) CIMA
8 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CCNA
10 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) HND
10 2 (0.36%) MCITP
10 2 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.46%) QA
2 22 (3.91%) Data Quality
2 22 (3.91%) SLA
3 12 (2.13%) GDPR
4 11 (1.95%) CDISC
5 6 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.89%) GxP
7 3 (0.53%) GCP
8 2 (0.36%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.36%) MiFID
9 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) PMO
9 1 (0.18%) PSD2
System Software
1 29 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.60%) Docker
3 6 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.02%) HP ALM
2 16 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (2.49%) SCCM
4 12 (2.13%) Ansible
5 9 (1.60%) Puppet
6 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.71%) Terraform
8 3 (0.53%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.36%) Kibana
9 2 (0.36%) logstash
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.36%) SCOM
9 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.36%) WSUS
10 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.18%) Nagios
10 1 (0.18%) Salt
10 1 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (11.72%) Oracle
2 53 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.99%) SAP
4 35 (6.22%) Google
5 31 (5.51%) Adobe
6 30 (5.33%) Salesforce.com
7 29 (5.15%) Tableau
8 22 (3.91%) Cisco
9 19 (3.37%) HP
9 19 (3.37%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.84%) Talend
11 14 (2.49%) Cognos
12 12 (2.13%) F5
13 10 (1.78%) Citrix
13 10 (1.78%) hybris
13 10 (1.78%) MuleSoft
14 8 (1.42%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.42%) IBM
14 8 (1.42%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 7 (1.24%) Tealium