Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 235 223
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12 -10
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 374 982 1,191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.21% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.39% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 636 734
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £263 £313 £308
90th Percentile £625 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -0.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 26
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.11 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -54.31% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.50 £16.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £47.50 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £22.30 £44.00
% change year-on-year +2.01% -49.31% +23.08%

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 22,387 70,783 81,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.81% 87.08% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,309 47,005 54,673
Median daily rate £478 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 2,010 2,243
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +20.22% -10.13%
10th Percentile £12.69 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working in England.

Daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Collaborative Working in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working in England.

Hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in England

Collaborative Working
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Collaborative Working in England over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

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 19 September 2020. 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 +37 175 £510 +2.00% 54
South East +91 60 £500 +11.11% 34
Midlands +72 50 £375 -18.48% 34
North of England +60 44 £461 +2.50% 51
North West +55 31 £450 - 26
East Midlands +90 27 £355 -30.73% 14
South West +50 22 £552 +22.67% 28
West Midlands +30 22 £416 -11.11% 19
East of England +37 14 £425 -10.53% 14
Yorkshire +71 12 £519 +22.06% 13
North East +25 1 £250 -44.44% 12
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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.

1 157 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (26.47%) Security Cleared
3 82 (21.93%) SC Cleared
4 75 (20.05%) Finance
5 73 (19.52%) Microsoft
6 66 (17.65%) Degree
7 58 (15.51%) Azure
7 58 (15.51%) HTML
7 58 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
8 54 (14.44%) Oracle
9 51 (13.64%) Scrum
9 51 (13.64%) User Experience
10 50 (13.37%) DevOps
10 50 (13.37%) Public Sector
11 41 (10.96%) Git (software)
12 40 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (10.70%) SQL
13 39 (10.43%) JavaScript
14 38 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (9.89%) Jenkins
16 36 (9.63%) Coaching
17 35 (9.36%) Project Management
18 33 (8.82%) Windows
19 32 (8.56%) Risk Management
19 32 (8.56%) Kanban
19 32 (8.56%) Docker
19 32 (8.56%) Project Delivery
19 32 (8.56%) Prototyping
20 31 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
20 31 (8.29%) Java

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 12 (3.21%) Confluence
2 10 (2.67%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.34%) CMS
4 5 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.27%) Appian
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) Papyrus
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (6.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.80%) Sketch
7 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.27%) Figma
8 1 (0.27%) Houdini
8 1 (0.27%) InVision
8 1 (0.27%) Maya
8 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.51%) Azure
2 24 (6.42%) AWS
3 11 (2.94%) Power Platform
4 9 (2.41%) Office 365
5 7 (1.87%) GCP
5 7 (1.87%) IaaS
6 5 (1.34%) Logic Apps
7 4 (1.07%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.07%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.07%) Power Automate
7 4 (1.07%) PowerApps
7 4 (1.07%) SaaS
7 4 (1.07%) Serverless
8 3 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.80%) Datadog
8 3 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.80%) GitHub
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.87%) Skype
2 6 (1.60%) Firewall
2 6 (1.60%) Network Security
3 5 (1.34%) VSAN
3 5 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (1.07%) DNS
4 4 (1.07%) Internet
4 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.80%) 5G
5 3 (0.80%) HTTP
5 3 (0.80%) VoIP
6 2 (0.53%) DHCP
6 2 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.27%) 3G
7 1 (0.27%) 4G
7 1 (0.27%) 802.11
7 1 (0.27%) H.323
7 1 (0.27%) Telepresence
7 1 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.49%) Big Data
2 26 (6.95%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (3.74%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.94%) Power BI
5 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.80%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 37 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.88%) JIRA
4 7 (1.87%) JUnit
5 6 (1.60%) Selenium
6 5 (1.34%) CA Gen
6 5 (1.34%) Toad
7 4 (1.07%) CircleCI
7 4 (1.07%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.07%) JMeter
8 3 (0.80%) gulp
8 3 (0.80%) Maven
8 3 (0.80%) Snyk
8 3 (0.80%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.80%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.80%) Subversion
8 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.53%) webpack
General
1 75 (20.05%) Finance
2 50 (13.37%) Public Sector
3 30 (8.02%) Marketing
4 16 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.41%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.41%) Publishing
6 8 (2.14%) Banking
7 6 (1.60%) Advertising
7 6 (1.60%) Electronics
8 5 (1.34%) Law
8 5 (1.34%) Legal
8 5 (1.34%) Retail
9 3 (0.80%) Back Office
9 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.80%) Games
9 3 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Police
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (20.05%) Developer
2 45 (12.03%) Designer
3 31 (8.29%) Analyst
4 24 (6.42%) Consultant
5 19 (5.08%) Architect
6 18 (4.81%) Azure Developer
7 17 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 15 (4.01%) Oracle Specialist
8 15 (4.01%) UI Designer
9 13 (3.48%) Interaction Designer
9 13 (3.48%) Senior Designer
10 12 (3.21%) C# Developer - Commodities
11 11 (2.94%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.94%) Data Analyst
11 11 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (2.94%) Senior Manager
12 10 (2.67%) Oracle Consultant
13 8 (2.14%) Project Manager
13 8 (2.14%) Senior Developer
13 8 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.51%) HTML
2 27 (7.22%) CSS
3 26 (6.95%) .NET
4 23 (6.15%) HTML5
5 22 (5.88%) Kafka
5 22 (5.88%) Velocity
6 17 (4.55%) React
7 15 (4.01%) Node.js
8 12 (3.21%) RESTful
9 11 (2.94%) XML
10 9 (2.41%) J2EE
11 8 (2.14%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.87%) JSON
12 7 (1.87%) Spring
13 6 (1.60%) Middleware
13 6 (1.60%) Web Services
14 5 (1.34%) CSS3
14 5 (1.34%) GraphQL
14 5 (1.34%) REST
15 4 (1.07%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (13.64%) User Experience
3 23 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.94%) Robotics
6 10 (2.67%) Animation
6 10 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.34%) NHS
9 5 (1.34%) Social Media
10 4 (1.07%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.07%) Wiki
11 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.80%) PKI
11 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.82%) Windows
2 14 (3.74%) Linux
3 10 (2.67%) Unix
4 9 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.14%) Android
6 7 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.07%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (13.64%) Scrum
3 50 (13.37%) DevOps
4 40 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (9.63%) Coaching
7 35 (9.36%) Project Management
8 32 (8.56%) Kanban
8 32 (8.56%) Project Delivery
8 32 (8.56%) Prototyping
8 32 (8.56%) Risk Management
9 31 (8.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (8.02%) Analytics
11 28 (7.49%) Decision-Making
11 28 (7.49%) Software Engineering
12 26 (6.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 26 (6.95%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 23 (6.15%) Data Architecture
13 23 (6.15%) Test Automation
13 23 (6.15%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.70%) SQL
2 39 (10.43%) JavaScript
3 31 (8.29%) Java
4 27 (7.22%) C#
5 14 (3.74%) Python
6 8 (2.14%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.87%) Perl
7 7 (1.87%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.07%) Scala
8 4 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.07%) VBA
9 3 (0.80%) C
9 3 (0.80%) Java 8
9 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.80%) VB
10 2 (0.53%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.27%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 99 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 82 (21.93%) SC Cleared
3 66 (17.65%) Degree
4 23 (6.15%) DV Cleared
5 16 (4.28%) Master's Degree
6 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CISSP
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.53%) HP AIS
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
9 2 (0.53%) MCP
9 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) SANS
9 2 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.01%) QA
2 7 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.34%) SLA
4 4 (1.07%) PMO
4 4 (1.07%) WCAG
5 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) GDPR
7 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.27%) GxP
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (8.56%) Docker
2 11 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.87%) VMware NSX
5 5 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.34%) vSphere
6 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (4.28%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.21%) SCCM
3 6 (1.60%) Kibana
3 6 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.34%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.07%) Ansible
5 4 (1.07%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.80%) Nessus
6 3 (0.80%) OpenVAS
6 3 (0.80%) Terraform
6 3 (0.80%) WSUS
7 2 (0.53%) logstash
7 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.53%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.27%) Grafana
8 1 (0.27%) Rancher
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 73 (19.52%) Microsoft
2 54 (14.44%) Oracle
3 25 (6.68%) Databricks
4 20 (5.35%) StreamSets
5 14 (3.74%) Cisco
5 14 (3.74%) VMware
6 10 (2.67%) Google
6 10 (2.67%) SAP
7 7 (1.87%) UiPath
8 6 (1.60%) Adobe
9 5 (1.34%) BEA
9 5 (1.34%) Informatica
9 5 (1.34%) Palo Alto
9 5 (1.34%) Pega
9 5 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.34%) Tableau
9 5 (1.34%) Thycotic
10 4 (1.07%) Apple
10 4 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.07%) Red Hat