Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Value-Added Service skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Value-Added Service over the 6 months to 12 December 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.

Value-Added Service
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 874 871 906
Rank change year-on-year -3 +35 -28
Contract jobs citing Value-Added Service 23 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.026% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.19% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 0
UK median daily rate £268 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.21% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 -
% change year-on-year -1.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Value-Added Service is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,587 13,998 15,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 13.55% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,206 8,618 9,465
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 710 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.12 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -4.66% -22.45% +19.51%

Value-Added Service
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Value-Added Service as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Value-Added Service.

Contractor daily rate trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Value-Added Service.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Value-Added Service in the UK

Value-Added Service
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Value-Added Service within the UK over the 6 months to 12 December 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 +7 23 £268 -22.18% 2
South East -6 17 £370 -
UK excluding London -22 17 £370 -1.33% 2
London +2 6 £268 -10.83% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Value-Added Service 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 Value-Added Service.

1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 15 (65.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
3 13 (56.52%) PMI
3 13 (56.52%) PMI Certification
3 13 (56.52%) Project Management
3 13 (56.52%) Quality Management
3 13 (56.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 13 (56.52%) Matrix Management
3 13 (56.52%) Project Governance
3 13 (56.52%) Dependency Management
3 13 (56.52%) Critical Success Factor
3 13 (56.52%) PMO
3 13 (56.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
4 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Back Office
4 6 (26.09%) Capacity Management
4 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
4 6 (26.09%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.70%) Node.js
5 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
5 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
5 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
5 2 (8.70%) KVM
5 2 (8.70%) Ansible
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu

Value-Added Service
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 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.35%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) BGP
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
1 2 (8.70%) MPLS
1 2 (8.70%) NAS
1 2 (8.70%) SNMP
1 2 (8.70%) VLAN
1 2 (8.70%) VXLAN
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (8.70%) MariaDB
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
General
1 17 (73.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Back Office Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) VAS Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Onboarding Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) PMI
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) PRINCE2
1 15 (65.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (56.52%) Critical Success Factor
2 13 (56.52%) Dependency Management
2 13 (56.52%) Matrix Management
2 13 (56.52%) Project Governance
2 13 (56.52%) Project Management
2 13 (56.52%) Quality Management
2 13 (56.52%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 6 (26.09%) Capacity Management
3 6 (26.09%) Configuration Management
3 6 (26.09%) Fault Management
3 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) DoDAF
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) MODAF
4 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) PMI Certification
1 13 (56.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (56.52%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) BIND 9
1 2 (8.70%) KVM
1 2 (8.70%) NFS
1 2 (8.70%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) Dell
1 2 (8.70%) EMC
1 2 (8.70%) Mirantis
1 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.35%) BMC
2 1 (4.35%) Remedy
2 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software