Period
to 20 August 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 20 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.

Collaborative Working
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 213 252
Rank change year-on-year -4 +39 +44
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,194 1,118 1,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.27% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.48% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 664 697
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £273 £263
90th Percentile £625 £579 £640
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 17
England median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -13.79% +30.83%
10th Percentile £13.43 £18.00 £17.70
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.05 £51.20
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £34.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year -15.44% -21.84% +20.83%

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 80,554 75,652 85,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.30% 85.77% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,592 49,896 56,961
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,170 1,871 2,069
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.86 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.53% +5.79% +8.82%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 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
London +38 574 £490 +3.16% 160
South East -73 223 £450 - 61
North of England -28 158 £425 - 68
Midlands +20 111 £450 +5.88% 54
North West +16 76 £400 -13.51% 41
West Midlands +14 73 £450 +12.50% 37
Yorkshire -20 65 £425 - 25
South West -8 64 £415 +0.61% 38
East of England +7 55 £475 +11.76% 52
East Midlands +4 38 £475 -5.00% 17
North East -23 20 £408 +1.88% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 527 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (21.02%) Finance
3 198 (16.58%) Scrum
4 187 (15.66%) User Experience
5 178 (14.91%) JavaScript
6 176 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
7 171 (14.32%) Java
8 166 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
9 143 (11.98%) DevOps
10 142 (11.89%) HTML
11 137 (11.47%) Degree
12 134 (11.22%) Linux
13 133 (11.14%) SQL
14 127 (10.64%) Microsoft
15 126 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
16 120 (10.05%) Security Cleared
16 120 (10.05%) Project Management
17 109 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
17 109 (9.13%) Analytics
18 105 (8.79%) CSS
19 104 (8.71%) Software Engineering
20 102 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
21 101 (8.46%) Windows
22 100 (8.38%) Test Automation
23 97 (8.12%) Python
23 97 (8.12%) Coaching
24 96 (8.04%) ITIL
25 95 (7.96%) SC Cleared
26 92 (7.71%) Marketing
27 89 (7.45%) TDD

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 38 (3.18%) Confluence
2 37 (3.10%) CMS
3 32 (2.68%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 20 (1.68%) Apache
6 17 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.67%) IIS
12 8 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.59%) Jupyter
14 5 (0.42%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.42%) NetWeaver
14 5 (0.42%) SAP EP
14 5 (0.42%) SAS
15 4 (0.34%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 71 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.43%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 19 (1.59%) InVision
6 12 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.67%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.17%) InDesign
12 2 (0.17%) UXPin
13 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.084%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.50%) HFM
3 5 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 5 (0.42%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.34%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.25%) iTrent
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 126 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.18%) Office 365
4 31 (2.60%) PaaS
5 27 (2.26%) GitHub
6 22 (1.84%) IaaS
7 17 (1.42%) Google Analytics
8 16 (1.34%) Serverless
9 14 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (0.84%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.75%) Slack
13 8 (0.67%) npm
13 8 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 7 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.59%) SaaS
14 7 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
15 6 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.35%) WAN
2 25 (2.09%) Firewall
2 25 (2.09%) HTTP
3 24 (2.01%) Internet
3 24 (2.01%) LAN
4 22 (1.84%) DNS
4 22 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 19 (1.59%) Intranet
6 16 (1.34%) Network Security
7 14 (1.17%) SAN
7 14 (1.17%) SMS
8 13 (1.09%) Wireless
9 11 (0.92%) PuTTY
9 11 (0.92%) WinSCP
10 9 (0.75%) DHCP
10 9 (0.75%) MPLS
11 8 (0.67%) FTP
11 8 (0.67%) SSL
11 8 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.10%) Power BI
4 33 (2.76%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.26%) Big Data
6 24 (2.01%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.93%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.76%) HBase
9 19 (1.59%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (1.26%) MySQL
11 15 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (1.01%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (0.92%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (0.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 83 (6.95%) JIRA
2 80 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 80 (6.70%) Jenkins
3 49 (4.10%) Selenium
4 34 (2.85%) Axure RP
5 26 (2.18%) Maven
6 25 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (1.76%) Cucumber
8 20 (1.68%) Ant
9 17 (1.42%) GitLab
9 17 (1.42%) SpecFlow
10 16 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
11 14 (1.17%) JUnit
11 14 (1.17%) Visual Studio
12 13 (1.09%) Eclipse
13 12 (1.01%) HP UFT
13 12 (1.01%) TeamCity
13 12 (1.01%) TestNG
14 11 (0.92%) LoadRunner
14 11 (0.92%) SoapUI
General
1 251 (21.02%) Finance
2 92 (7.71%) Marketing
3 61 (5.11%) Banking
4 55 (4.61%) Games
5 49 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 46 (3.85%) Legal
7 40 (3.35%) Retail
8 16 (1.34%) Law
9 15 (1.26%) Back Office
10 14 (1.17%) Publishing
11 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.92%) Billing
12 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.59%) German Language
15 6 (0.50%) Advertising
15 6 (0.50%) Electronics
15 6 (0.50%) Front Office
15 6 (0.50%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 229 (19.18%) Developer
2 170 (14.24%) Analyst
3 99 (8.29%) Designer
4 96 (8.04%) Architect
5 70 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 55 (4.61%) Project Manager
7 54 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
8 47 (3.94%) UX Designer
9 44 (3.69%) Consultant
10 29 (2.43%) Java Developer
11 28 (2.35%) Technical Architect
12 27 (2.26%) React Developer
13 25 (2.09%) Change Manager
13 25 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
14 24 (2.01%) Senior Designer
14 24 (2.01%) Technical Leader
15 23 (1.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 23 (1.93%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (1.84%) Administrator
17 19 (1.59%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (11.89%) HTML
2 105 (8.79%) CSS
3 71 (5.95%) Web Services
4 61 (5.11%) .NET
5 57 (4.77%) AngularJS
5 57 (4.77%) JSON
5 57 (4.77%) REST
5 57 (4.77%) RESTful
6 54 (4.52%) HTML5
7 50 (4.19%) Node.js
7 50 (4.19%) SOAP
8 47 (3.94%) React
8 47 (3.94%) XML
9 28 (2.35%) CSS3
10 27 (2.26%) jQuery
10 27 (2.26%) Kafka
10 27 (2.26%) Spring
11 17 (1.42%) ASP.NET
12 15 (1.26%) Middleware
12 15 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 187 (15.66%) User Experience
2 166 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.10%) Social Media
6 36 (3.02%) Computer Science
7 31 (2.60%) Data Centre
8 24 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.84%) Private Cloud
10 19 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 14 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 11 (0.92%) Fintech
13 8 (0.67%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.50%) Blog
14 6 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.50%) Tandem
15 5 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 5 (0.42%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 134 (11.22%) Linux
2 101 (8.46%) Windows
3 58 (4.86%) Unix
4 33 (2.76%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.26%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (2.09%) Android
8 24 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.17%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.84%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.75%) AIX
13 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.42%) CoreOS
14 5 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE
16 1 (0.084%) Debian
16 1 (0.084%) Solaris
16 1 (0.084%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (44.14%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (16.58%) Scrum
3 176 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
4 143 (11.98%) DevOps
5 120 (10.05%) Project Management
6 109 (9.13%) Analytics
6 109 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (8.71%) Software Engineering
8 102 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 100 (8.38%) Test Automation
10 97 (8.12%) Coaching
11 96 (8.04%) ITIL
12 89 (7.45%) TDD
13 81 (6.78%) Visualisation
14 79 (6.62%) Microservices
15 73 (6.11%) Continuous Improvement
15 73 (6.11%) Migration
16 66 (5.53%) Mentoring
17 64 (5.36%) Change Management
17 64 (5.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (14.91%) JavaScript
2 171 (14.32%) Java
3 133 (11.14%) SQL
4 97 (8.12%) Python
5 61 (5.11%) C#
6 42 (3.52%) Ruby
7 28 (2.35%) C
8 24 (2.01%) Bash Shell
9 23 (1.93%) Perl
9 23 (1.93%) PowerShell
9 23 (1.93%) Scala
10 19 (1.59%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.26%) C++
12 15 (1.26%) PHP
13 14 (1.17%) R
14 11 (0.92%) ES6
14 11 (0.92%) F#
15 10 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.67%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 137 (11.47%) Degree
2 120 (10.05%) Security Cleared
3 95 (7.96%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.01%) ISEB
4 24 (2.01%) Postgraduate
5 17 (1.42%) CISSP
6 16 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 15 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 14 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.17%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.09%) CISM
10 12 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 11 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (0.84%) CISA
13 9 (0.75%) PMP
14 8 (0.67%) CCNP
14 8 (0.67%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.67%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (6.45%) QA
2 29 (2.43%) GDPR
3 26 (2.18%) PMO
4 14 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.17%) SLA
5 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.34%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) COSO
7 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.17%) PSD2
8 2 (0.17%) WCAG
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.084%) HL7
System Software
1 49 (4.10%) Docker
2 34 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.42%) vSphere
4 16 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.84%) HDFS
6 5 (0.42%) StorNext
6 5 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.34%) NFS
8 3 (0.25%) Firmware
8 3 (0.25%) XenApp
9 2 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.17%) IAG
9 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.084%) KVM
10 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.084%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (3.60%) Ansible
2 41 (3.43%) Puppet
3 32 (2.68%) Kubernetes
3 32 (2.68%) Terraform
4 20 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.26%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.50%) PowerBroker
6 6 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (0.42%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.42%) Mesos
7 5 (0.42%) Packer
7 5 (0.42%) SCCM
8 4 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.34%) Consul
8 4 (0.34%) Grafana
8 4 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.25%) Kibana
9 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.25%) WSUS
10 2 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 127 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 80 (6.70%) Oracle
3 71 (5.95%) Adobe
4 59 (4.94%) SAP
5 41 (3.43%) VMware
6 32 (2.68%) Google
7 29 (2.43%) HP
8 28 (2.35%) Cisco
9 25 (2.09%) IBM
10 21 (1.76%) CA
10 21 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.51%) Atlassian
12 17 (1.42%) Splunk
13 15 (1.26%) F5
13 15 (1.26%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.26%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.17%) webMethods
15 13 (1.09%) Tableau
16 12 (1.01%) Apigee
16 12 (1.01%) Snow