Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 225 251
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 +37
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,218 1,101 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.20% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.40% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 666 664
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.85%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £261
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 17
England median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +66.67% +36.36%
10th Percentile £15.69 £13.75 £17.70
90th Percentile £57.50 £54.00 £57.77
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £34.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -13.24% +13.33% +36.36%

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 81,241 78,493 84,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.90% 85.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,247 52,460 56,108
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £645 £630 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,179 1,864 2,221
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +54 621 £500 +5.26% 173
South East -90 194 £450 -2.17% 84
North of England -12 154 £450 +5.88% 91
Midlands +23 118 £450 +5.88% 53
West Midlands +18 89 £426 +0.24% 31
North West +6 71 £463 -7.50% 52
South West -12 70 £425 +6.25% 57
Yorkshire -18 65 £425 - 32
East of England +22 53 £475 +5.56% 30
East Midlands +10 29 £500 +9.59% 22
North East -10 20 £450 +5.88% 7
South Coast - 1 - -
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 575 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (20.85%) Finance
3 209 (17.16%) Scrum
4 180 (14.78%) DevOps
5 179 (14.70%) User Experience
5 179 (14.70%) JavaScript
6 172 (14.12%) Java
7 164 (13.46%) Test Automation
8 158 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
9 151 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
10 142 (11.66%) HTML
11 141 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
12 136 (11.17%) Degree
13 128 (10.51%) Project Management
14 124 (10.18%) SQL
15 118 (9.69%) Security Cleared
16 111 (9.11%) Linux
16 111 (9.11%) Microsoft
17 108 (8.87%) Software Engineering
18 107 (8.78%) Python
18 107 (8.78%) CSS
19 104 (8.54%) Coaching
20 103 (8.46%) Docker
21 99 (8.13%) Analytics
22 97 (7.96%) Microservices
22 97 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
23 95 (7.80%) Marketing
23 95 (7.80%) JIRA
23 95 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
24 94 (7.72%) 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 51 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.94%) CMS
2 48 (3.94%) Confluence
3 14 (1.15%) Gunicorn
4 13 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 10 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (0.74%) Apache
8 9 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (0.74%) nginx
9 8 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.57%) Documentum
10 7 (0.57%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.49%) IIS
11 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (5.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.97%) InVision
4 24 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.82%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.082%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.082%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.082%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.082%) InDesign
10 1 (0.082%) Mingle
10 1 (0.082%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.082%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.082%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.49%) HFM
4 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.16%) iTrent
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.082%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.082%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 158 (12.97%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (3.53%) Office 365
3 30 (2.46%) PaaS
4 28 (2.30%) IaaS
5 26 (2.13%) Serverless
6 24 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (1.97%) GitHub
7 17 (1.40%) Google Analytics
8 14 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.07%) Apigee
10 12 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (0.66%) SaaS
12 7 (0.57%) Azure Functions
12 7 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (0.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.46%) HTTP
2 27 (2.22%) WAN
3 24 (1.97%) DNS
4 22 (1.81%) Internet
5 21 (1.72%) LAN
6 20 (1.64%) Intranet
7 19 (1.56%) Firewall
8 15 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (1.07%) Wireless
10 12 (0.99%) TCP/IP
11 10 (0.82%) DHCP
12 9 (0.74%) BGP
12 9 (0.74%) Broadband
12 9 (0.74%) MPLS
12 9 (0.74%) Network Security
12 9 (0.74%) OSPF
13 8 (0.66%) FTP
14 7 (0.57%) IPv4
14 7 (0.57%) IPv6
14 7 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 33 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (2.05%) MySQL
5 24 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 22 (1.81%) Power BI
7 18 (1.48%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.40%) Big Data
9 15 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.74%) Redis
11 8 (0.66%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.66%) Data Lake
11 8 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.66%) HBase
11 8 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.57%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 95 (7.80%) JIRA
2 91 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 84 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 76 (6.24%) Selenium
5 40 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 39 (3.20%) Axure RP
7 28 (2.30%) Maven
8 20 (1.64%) Bitbucket
8 20 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (1.40%) TeamCity
11 16 (1.31%) Gatling
11 16 (1.31%) JUnit
12 15 (1.23%) gulp
13 14 (1.15%) GitLab
13 14 (1.15%) Jasmine
13 14 (1.15%) Robot Framework
13 14 (1.15%) Subversion
14 13 (1.07%) Ant
14 13 (1.07%) WebDriver
General
1 254 (20.85%) Finance
2 95 (7.80%) Marketing
3 62 (5.09%) Banking
4 50 (4.11%) Retail
5 45 (3.69%) Games
6 40 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 37 (3.04%) Legal
8 21 (1.72%) Law
9 16 (1.31%) Publishing
10 14 (1.15%) Back Office
11 12 (0.99%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.82%) Front Office
13 9 (0.74%) Electronics
13 9 (0.74%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Advertising
15 4 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 241 (19.79%) Developer
2 173 (14.20%) Analyst
3 109 (8.95%) Designer
4 82 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 81 (6.65%) Architect
6 80 (6.57%) Business Analyst
7 54 (4.43%) Project Manager
8 48 (3.94%) UX Designer
9 44 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
10 42 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
10 42 (3.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 42 (3.45%) Consultant
11 36 (2.96%) Java Developer
12 34 (2.79%) Senior Designer
13 32 (2.63%) Technical Architect
14 29 (2.38%) Change Manager
15 25 (2.05%) Administrator
15 25 (2.05%) Technical Leader
16 24 (1.97%) React Developer
17 23 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (11.66%) HTML
2 107 (8.78%) CSS
3 87 (7.14%) REST
4 67 (5.50%) Web Services
5 61 (5.01%) AngularJS
6 59 (4.84%) .NET
6 59 (4.84%) SOAP
7 53 (4.35%) RESTful
8 51 (4.19%) HTML5
9 48 (3.94%) JSON
10 47 (3.86%) Node.js
11 44 (3.61%) React
12 37 (3.04%) jQuery
13 36 (2.96%) Spring
14 23 (1.89%) XML
15 22 (1.81%) Kafka
16 21 (1.72%) CSS3
17 20 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
18 19 (1.56%) Jest
19 17 (1.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 179 (14.70%) User Experience
2 141 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
4 44 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.04%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.46%) Social Media
8 22 (1.81%) Mobile App
9 21 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 15 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 15 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.99%) FMCG
11 12 (0.99%) Private Cloud
12 11 (0.90%) Fintech
13 10 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.66%) Blog
15 7 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.57%) Graphic Design
15 7 (0.57%) Media Streaming
15 7 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 111 (9.11%) Linux
2 81 (6.65%) Windows
3 38 (3.12%) Unix
4 21 (1.72%) Android
4 21 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.15%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.49%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.41%) AIX
13 4 (0.33%) CentOS
14 3 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (47.21%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (17.16%) Scrum
3 180 (14.78%) DevOps
4 164 (13.46%) Test Automation
5 151 (12.40%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (10.51%) Project Management
7 108 (8.87%) Software Engineering
8 104 (8.54%) Coaching
9 99 (8.13%) Analytics
10 97 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
10 97 (7.96%) Microservices
11 95 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 94 (7.72%) ITIL
12 94 (7.72%) TDD
13 80 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 78 (6.40%) User Stories
14 78 (6.40%) Visualisation
15 77 (6.32%) Mentoring
16 73 (5.99%) Migration
17 68 (5.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (14.70%) JavaScript
2 172 (14.12%) Java
3 124 (10.18%) SQL
4 107 (8.78%) Python
5 68 (5.58%) C#
6 45 (3.69%) Ruby
7 29 (2.38%) PHP
8 27 (2.22%) C
9 26 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 25 (2.05%) Bash Shell
11 20 (1.64%) ES6
11 20 (1.64%) Go
12 19 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.40%) C++
14 16 (1.31%) Scala
15 15 (1.23%) Perl
16 12 (0.99%) Embedded C
17 10 (0.82%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.66%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 136 (11.17%) Degree
2 118 (9.69%) Security Cleared
3 82 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.46%) Postgraduate
5 19 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.15%) ISEB
8 13 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.07%) CISSP
9 11 (0.90%) CISM
9 11 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.74%) PMP
12 8 (0.66%) CCNP
12 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.57%) CISA
14 6 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.06%) QA
2 30 (2.46%) GDPR
2 30 (2.46%) PMO
3 8 (0.66%) SLA
4 7 (0.57%) Actionable Recommendations
4 7 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.25%) COSO
6 3 (0.25%) HL7
7 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.16%) WCAG
8 1 (0.082%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.082%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.082%) SEPA
8 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.082%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.082%) TARGET2
System Software
1 103 (8.46%) Docker
2 28 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.41%) HDFS
4 5 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.33%) NFS
5 4 (0.33%) vSphere
6 3 (0.25%) Ceph
6 3 (0.25%) etcd
6 3 (0.25%) flannel
6 3 (0.25%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.25%) SkyDNS
7 2 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) IAG
8 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.082%) KVM
8 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.082%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.082%) Xen
8 1 (0.082%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (6.08%) Terraform
2 69 (5.67%) Kubernetes
3 52 (4.27%) Ansible
4 42 (3.45%) Puppet
5 24 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.82%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.74%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.49%) Nagios
8 6 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 6 (0.49%) Salt
8 6 (0.49%) SCCM
9 5 (0.41%) Graphite
9 5 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.33%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.33%) Kibana
10 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.25%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 111 (9.11%) Microsoft
2 58 (4.76%) Oracle
3 50 (4.11%) SAP
4 43 (3.53%) Adobe
5 36 (2.96%) Google
6 28 (2.30%) VMware
7 26 (2.13%) CA
8 23 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.81%) Cisco
10 19 (1.56%) HP
11 18 (1.48%) Splunk
12 17 (1.40%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.15%) F5
14 12 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.90%) BMC
15 11 (0.90%) CheckPoint
15 11 (0.90%) IBM
15 11 (0.90%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.82%) Remedy
17 8 (0.66%) Hyperion