Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Collaborative Working skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 25 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.

Collaborative Working
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 215 239
Rank change year-on-year +8 +24 +46
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,235 1,031 1,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.23% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 681 712
England median daily rate £455 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% -5.56% +10.43%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £575 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 17
England median hourly rate £21.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.59% +8.97% +18.74%
10th Percentile £11.65 £19.20 £15.30
90th Percentile £52.00 £54.00 £46.93
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year -50.30% +8.33% +13.04%

Collaborative Working 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Collaborative Working as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Collaborative Working in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Collaborative Working within the England region over the 6 months to 25 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
London +30 537 £500 +5.26% 165
South East -31 268 £475 +5.56% 82
North of England +19 212 £425 +6.25% 105
Midlands +47 113 £413 -2.94% 33
North West +20 96 £401 -2.73% 53
Yorkshire +6 85 £425 +0.59% 45
West Midlands +18 68 £410 -3.53% 24
South West -17 56 £425 +11.84% 36
East Midlands +16 45 £425 - 9
East of England -8 39 £480 +17.07% 38
North East +8 35 £425 +10.39% 7
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Collaborative Working 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 across the England region with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 572 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (22.19%) Finance
3 201 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
4 188 (15.22%) User Experience
5 187 (15.14%) Microsoft
6 179 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
7 178 (14.41%) Scrum
8 165 (13.36%) JavaScript
9 158 (12.79%) Java
10 148 (11.98%) Linux
11 147 (11.90%) SQL
12 141 (11.42%) DevOps
13 136 (11.01%) Project Management
14 135 (10.93%) Security Cleared
15 133 (10.77%) Degree
16 130 (10.53%) HTML
17 124 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
18 119 (9.64%) Windows
18 119 (9.64%) ITIL
18 119 (9.64%) Analytics
19 118 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
20 116 (9.39%) Software Engineering
20 116 (9.39%) SQL Server
21 111 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
22 103 (8.34%) SC Cleared
23 102 (8.26%) CSS
23 102 (8.26%) Python
24 97 (7.85%) Git (software)
24 97 (7.85%) Test Automation
25 96 (7.77%) Jenkins

Collaborative Working
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 30 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.35%) Confluence
3 28 (2.27%) Apache Spark
4 16 (1.30%) Apache
5 15 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 15 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.21%) Jupyter
5 15 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.13%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (0.81%) CMS
9 9 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.57%) SAS
11 6 (0.49%) IIS
12 5 (0.40%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.40%) Mule
13 4 (0.32%) Drupal
13 4 (0.32%) Jetty
13 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.19%) InVision
3 27 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.89%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.57%) Flinto
9 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.32%) EngageOne
10 4 (0.32%) Vectorworks
11 2 (0.16%) InDesign
11 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.16%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 12 (0.97%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.32%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.24%) HFM
5 3 (0.24%) iTrent
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 118 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (4.37%) PaaS
4 46 (3.72%) IaaS
5 42 (3.40%) Office 365
6 19 (1.54%) SaaS
7 18 (1.46%) Serverless
8 16 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
8 16 (1.30%) Slack
9 15 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.13%) GitHub
11 12 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
11 12 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.81%) Route 53
14 9 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
15 8 (0.65%) npm
16 7 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.48%) Firewall
2 31 (2.51%) Internet
3 19 (1.54%) Network Security
4 18 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.38%) SAN
5 17 (1.38%) SMS
6 14 (1.13%) WAN
7 13 (1.05%) LAN
8 12 (0.97%) HTTP
9 11 (0.89%) DNS
9 11 (0.89%) Intranet
9 11 (0.89%) PuTTY
9 11 (0.89%) WinSCP
10 10 (0.81%) Wireless
11 8 (0.65%) IPsec
12 6 (0.49%) 2G
12 6 (0.49%) 3G
12 6 (0.49%) 4G
12 6 (0.49%) BIG-IP
12 6 (0.49%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.72%) Big Data
2 46 (3.72%) Relational Database
3 42 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (3.16%) Hadoop
5 34 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.59%) Power BI
7 28 (2.27%) HBase
8 26 (2.11%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.94%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.70%) Data Mining
11 16 (1.30%) MySQL
12 15 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (0.97%) Apache Hive
15 12 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
16 11 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 97 (7.85%) Git (software)
2 96 (7.77%) Jenkins
3 74 (5.99%) JIRA
4 45 (3.64%) Selenium
5 29 (2.35%) Axure RP
6 26 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.30%) Ant
8 16 (1.30%) Maven
8 16 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.13%) SoapUI
10 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 13 (1.05%) Jasmine
10 13 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (1.05%) TestNG
11 12 (0.97%) webpack
12 11 (0.89%) HP UFT
12 11 (0.89%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 274 (22.19%) Finance
2 72 (5.83%) Banking
3 70 (5.67%) Marketing
4 62 (5.02%) Games
5 59 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 57 (4.62%) Legal
7 40 (3.24%) Retail
8 17 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.21%) Back Office
10 14 (1.13%) Billing
11 13 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.97%) Law
13 11 (0.89%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.81%) Publishing
15 9 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.65%) Advertising
16 8 (0.65%) Electronics
16 8 (0.65%) General Ledger
16 8 (0.65%) Local Government
17 7 (0.57%) German Language
Job Titles
1 228 (18.46%) Developer
2 173 (14.01%) Analyst
3 114 (9.23%) Designer
4 96 (7.77%) Architect
5 83 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 60 (4.86%) UX Designer
7 57 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 53 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (2.75%) Consultant
10 31 (2.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 31 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (2.27%) Java Developer
12 25 (2.02%) .NET Developer
12 25 (2.02%) Change Manager
13 24 (1.94%) Data Analyst
13 24 (1.94%) Data Engineer
13 24 (1.94%) UI Designer
14 23 (1.86%) Data Scientist
14 23 (1.86%) React Developer
15 22 (1.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (10.53%) HTML
2 102 (8.26%) CSS
3 91 (7.37%) Web Services
4 78 (6.32%) .NET
5 61 (4.94%) REST
6 54 (4.37%) Node.js
6 54 (4.37%) SOAP
7 53 (4.29%) XML
8 52 (4.21%) JSON
9 51 (4.13%) RESTful
10 47 (3.81%) AngularJS
11 43 (3.48%) HTML5
12 40 (3.24%) React
13 35 (2.83%) jQuery
14 29 (2.35%) Kafka
15 26 (2.11%) CSS3
16 22 (1.78%) .NET Framework
17 18 (1.46%) ASP.NET
17 18 (1.46%) D3.js
17 18 (1.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 201 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 188 (15.22%) User Experience
3 74 (5.99%) Self-Motivation
4 67 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.32%) Mobile App
6 39 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 38 (3.08%) Social Media
8 32 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
9 21 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.05%) Fintech
11 13 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.89%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
14 8 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.57%) CMDB
15 7 (0.57%) Mainframe
16 6 (0.49%) PKI
17 5 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 148 (11.98%) Linux
2 119 (9.64%) Windows
3 57 (4.62%) Unix
4 32 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (2.51%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (1.70%) Android
7 21 (1.70%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.57%) AIX
9 7 (0.57%) CoreOS
9 7 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.49%) VMS
10 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.32%) SUSE
12 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.081%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 572 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (14.49%) Problem-Solving
3 178 (14.41%) Scrum
4 141 (11.42%) DevOps
5 136 (11.01%) Project Management
6 124 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
7 119 (9.64%) Analytics
7 119 (9.64%) ITIL
8 116 (9.39%) Software Engineering
9 111 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 97 (7.85%) Test Automation
11 94 (7.61%) TDD
12 87 (7.04%) Decision-Making
13 85 (6.88%) Coaching
14 82 (6.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 80 (6.48%) Service Management
16 78 (6.32%) User Stories
17 71 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
18 69 (5.59%) Migration
19 68 (5.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 165 (13.36%) JavaScript
2 158 (12.79%) Java
3 147 (11.90%) SQL
4 102 (8.26%) Python
5 67 (5.43%) C#
6 45 (3.64%) Ruby
7 37 (3.00%) Bash Shell
8 31 (2.51%) PowerShell
9 29 (2.35%) R
10 20 (1.62%) Scala
11 19 (1.54%) C
12 18 (1.46%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.30%) C++
14 15 (1.21%) Perl
15 14 (1.13%) ES6
16 13 (1.05%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.97%) F#
17 12 (0.97%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.97%) XPath
18 9 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 135 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 133 (10.77%) Degree
3 103 (8.34%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.86%) CISSP
5 22 (1.78%) ISEB
6 20 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.97%) CISA
8 12 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.89%) CISM
9 11 (0.89%) DBS Check
9 11 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.89%) PMP
10 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.73%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.65%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.57%) CCNP
13 7 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.23%) QA
2 44 (3.56%) GDPR
3 28 (2.27%) PMO
4 27 (2.19%) SLA
5 17 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.40%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) COSO
8 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.24%) MiFID
9 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.16%) PSD2
9 2 (0.16%) WCAG
10 1 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 46 (3.72%) Docker
2 41 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.38%) vSphere
4 15 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.97%) HDFS
6 7 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.40%) StorNext
8 4 (0.32%) XenApp
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.16%) Firmware
10 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.16%) NFS
10 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.16%) Varnish
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.081%) flannel
Systems Management
1 78 (6.32%) Puppet
2 48 (3.89%) Ansible
3 38 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.43%) Terraform
5 24 (1.94%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.89%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.65%) SCCM
8 7 (0.57%) Consul
8 7 (0.57%) Packer
9 6 (0.49%) Capistrano
9 6 (0.49%) Mesos
9 6 (0.49%) PowerBroker
9 6 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 187 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.48%) Oracle
3 74 (5.99%) Adobe
4 54 (4.37%) SAP
5 47 (3.81%) VMware
6 34 (2.75%) IBM
7 33 (2.67%) HP
8 31 (2.51%) Tableau
9 25 (2.02%) Cisco
10 23 (1.86%) Cloudera
11 22 (1.78%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.70%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.62%) Google
14 19 (1.54%) Hortonworks
15 18 (1.46%) CA
15 18 (1.46%) Red Hat
16 16 (1.30%) Citrix
17 14 (1.13%) CheckPoint
17 14 (1.13%) webMethods
18 12 (0.97%) Splunk