Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Trend Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Trend Analysis over the 6 months to 23 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.

Trend Analysis
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 740 757 735
Rank change year-on-year +17 -22 +34
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 137 124 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 67 74
UK median daily rate £325 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +46.15% -
10th Percentile £160 £285 £120
90th Percentile £589 £785 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £500 £300
% change year-on-year -35.00% +66.67% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -56.56% +148.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -26.53% -38.75% +148.60%

Trend Analysis 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 85,478 87,235 81,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.00% 86.00% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,503 58,164 54,019
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 2,217 2,129 2,334
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.72% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.79 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -5.03% +2.13% -7.83%

Trend Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Trend Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Trend Analysis.

Contractor daily rate trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Trend Analysis over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Trend Analysis.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Trend Analysis in the UK

Trend Analysis
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Trend Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +26 135 £325 -34.27% 33
UK excluding London +5 101 £325 -35.00% 27
South East -9 35 £260 -48.64% 2
London +12 34 £500 +5.26% 8
Midlands +21 27 £375 -18.92% 3
West Midlands +2 22 £375 -18.92% 3
North of England -9 22 £263 -12.50% 9
North West -9 12 £160 -46.67% 6
Yorkshire +3 9 £363 - 3
South West -39 9 £350 -36.36% 4
East of England +16 7 £340 -15.13% 7
East Midlands - 5 £275 -
North East -6 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Trend Analysis 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 Trend Analysis.

1 64 (46.72%) ITIL
2 38 (27.74%) Service Management
3 34 (24.82%) Problem Management
4 33 (24.09%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (23.36%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (23.36%) SC Cleared
5 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
6 31 (22.63%) Management Information System
7 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
7 30 (21.90%) Puppet
7 30 (21.90%) Analytics
8 27 (19.71%) Incident Management
9 26 (18.98%) SQL Server
10 25 (18.25%) Windows
10 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (17.52%) JIRA
12 23 (16.79%) Kanban
12 23 (16.79%) Data Analytics
13 21 (15.33%) SLA
14 20 (14.60%) Java
15 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Excel
16 18 (13.14%) Unix
16 18 (13.14%) Middleware
16 18 (13.14%) Information Security
17 17 (12.41%) Finance
17 17 (12.41%) Pega
17 17 (12.41%) SQL
17 17 (12.41%) Oracle
17 17 (12.41%) Documentum

Trend Analysis
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 17 (12.41%) Documentum
2 8 (5.84%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.11%) IIS
3 7 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.65%) Apache
4 5 (3.65%) nginx
5 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.73%) Confluence
7 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.73%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 33 (24.09%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (13.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.46%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.73%) BASE24
2 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.84%) Office 365
4 2 (1.46%) PaaS
4 2 (1.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Boomi
5 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.73%) GitHub
5 1 (0.73%) IaaS
5 1 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) Firewall
2 7 (5.11%) SSL
3 6 (4.38%) DNS
4 5 (3.65%) IPsec
4 5 (3.65%) VPN
5 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.73%) Internet
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) Skype
6 1 (0.73%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.38%) Power BI
3 3 (2.19%) DB2
4 2 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.46%) MS Access
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.73%) DTS
5 1 (0.73%) GIS
5 1 (0.73%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (17.52%) JIRA
2 17 (12.41%) GitLab
3 13 (9.49%) Git (software)
4 12 (8.76%) Jenkins
5 11 (8.03%) GoCD
5 11 (8.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.19%) webpack
7 2 (1.46%) Babel
7 2 (1.46%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.46%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.46%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 17 (12.41%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.92%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Banking
5 2 (1.46%) German Language
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Automotive
6 1 (0.73%) Billing
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (36.50%) Analyst
2 17 (12.41%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (8.76%) Problem Manager
3 12 (8.76%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.03%) Monitoring Engineer
4 11 (8.03%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 11 (8.03%) Systems Support
4 11 (8.03%) Systems Support Engineer
5 10 (7.30%) Service Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Incident Manager
6 9 (6.57%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Problem Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Incident and Problem Manager
11 4 (2.92%) Service Manager
12 3 (2.19%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.14%) Middleware
2 4 (2.92%) JSON
3 3 (2.19%) Ajax
3 3 (2.19%) CSS
3 3 (2.19%) Django
3 3 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.19%) HTML
3 3 (2.19%) HTML5
3 3 (2.19%) Web Services
3 3 (2.19%) XML
4 2 (1.46%) Apache Axis
4 2 (1.46%) J2EE
4 2 (1.46%) Java EE
4 2 (1.46%) jQuery
4 2 (1.46%) REST
4 2 (1.46%) SOAP
4 2 (1.46%) Swagger
5 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.73%) EDIFACT
5 1 (0.73%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (22.63%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.65%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.46%) DataPower
6 2 (1.46%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.73%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.73%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.73%) EFT
7 1 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.73%) NHS
7 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.25%) Windows
2 18 (13.14%) Unix
3 14 (10.22%) Windows 10
4 13 (9.49%) Linux
5 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.65%) SUSE
7 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (46.72%) ITIL
2 38 (27.74%) Service Management
3 34 (24.82%) Problem Management
4 32 (23.36%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (21.90%) Analytics
6 27 (19.71%) Incident Management
7 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (16.79%) Data Analytics
8 23 (16.79%) Kanban
9 18 (13.14%) Information Security
10 17 (12.41%) Open Source
10 17 (12.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (11.68%) Change Management
11 16 (11.68%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (11.68%) Security Operations
11 16 (11.68%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (10.22%) Test Automation
13 13 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (9.49%) Data Protection
13 13 (9.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) Java
2 17 (12.41%) SQL
3 13 (9.49%) Perl
3 13 (9.49%) Python
4 12 (8.76%) Bash Shell
4 12 (8.76%) Ruby
5 5 (3.65%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.46%) ABAP
6 2 (1.46%) C#
6 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.73%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.73%) ES6
7 1 (0.73%) ES7
7 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.73%) VB
7 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) SC Cleared
1 32 (23.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.30%) Degree
3 8 (5.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (5.84%) MCP
4 4 (2.92%) CCNA
4 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.92%) CISSP
4 4 (2.92%) GCFE
4 4 (2.92%) GCIH
4 4 (2.92%) GIAC
4 4 (2.92%) SANS
5 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) ISEB
5 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.73%) ACCA
6 1 (0.73%) CIMA
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.33%) SLA
2 8 (5.84%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (9.49%) Docker
2 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (3.65%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (3.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 30 (21.90%) Puppet
2 17 (12.41%) ZABBIX
3 13 (9.49%) Kubernetes
4 12 (8.76%) Ansible
4 12 (8.76%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (8.03%) Rundeck
6 8 (5.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (3.65%) Nagios
8 4 (2.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (2.92%) CSIRT
9 3 (2.19%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.46%) Kibana
10 2 (1.46%) SCCM
11 1 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle
2 17 (12.41%) Pega
3 15 (10.95%) HP
4 12 (8.76%) Atlassian
5 11 (8.03%) SaltStack
6 9 (6.57%) SAP
7 8 (5.84%) Lotus
8 7 (5.11%) Cisco
8 7 (5.11%) Remedy
9 6 (4.38%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.38%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.38%) VMware
10 5 (3.65%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.65%) IBM
10 5 (3.65%) jetNEXUS
11 3 (2.19%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.19%) Splunk
12 1 (0.73%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.73%) Thales