Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 209 267
Rank change year-on-year -12 +58 +61
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,102 1,091 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.23% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.46% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 720 632
England median daily rate £463 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -3.57% +10.19%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £231
90th Percentile £645 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £441
% change year-on-year +8.82% -3.57% +10.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 14
England median hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £20.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +67.02% -29.56%
10th Percentile £14.39 £20.00 £18.26
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.77 £40.40
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £20.96
% change year-on-year -6.43% +67.02% -28.05%

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 78,519 74,676 82,366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.89% 84.05% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,870 49,828 54,387
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,892 2,027 2,417
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £11.43
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -15 454 £500 +11.11% 226
South East -20 265 £475 +5.56% 78
North of England +26 184 £425 +13.33% 93
Midlands +14 84 £410 -3.53% 41
Yorkshire +39 83 £425 - 49
South West +17 81 £400 +5.26% 29
North West -4 69 £475 +31.03% 42
West Midlands +11 54 £425 -2.86% 28
North East +48 36 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -1 30 £375 -6.25% 13
East of England -39 23 £390 -7.14% 52
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 500 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (24.14%) Finance
3 188 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
4 173 (15.70%) User Experience
5 156 (14.16%) Microsoft
6 142 (12.89%) Project Management
6 142 (12.89%) Scrum
7 140 (12.70%) Degree
8 137 (12.43%) Security Cleared
9 131 (11.89%) SQL
10 122 (11.07%) Java
10 122 (11.07%) JavaScript
10 122 (11.07%) Linux
11 110 (9.98%) DevOps
12 109 (9.89%) HTML
12 109 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
13 103 (9.35%) Windows
13 103 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 102 (9.26%) ITIL
15 98 (8.89%) Python
16 97 (8.80%) Git (software)
17 95 (8.62%) SC Cleared
18 93 (8.44%) Analytics
19 87 (7.89%) CSS
20 86 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
21 84 (7.62%) Migration
22 83 (7.53%) Oracle
22 83 (7.53%) User Stories
23 82 (7.44%) Software Engineering
24 81 (7.35%) Web Services

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 47 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 30 (2.72%) Confluence
3 19 (1.72%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.27%) Apache
5 13 (1.18%) Jupyter
6 11 (1.00%) CMS
7 9 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.73%) nginx
9 7 (0.64%) Drupal
9 7 (0.64%) SAS
9 7 (0.64%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.64%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.45%) JBoss
11 5 (0.45%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 64 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 27 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 23 (2.09%) InVision
6 14 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.73%) Flinto
8 6 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.36%) Vectorworks
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.27%) EngageOne
11 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.091%) InDesign
12 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.91%) Elite 3E
2 8 (0.73%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.45%) SAP PSCD
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.36%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.36%) Workfront
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.18%) HFM
5 2 (0.18%) Maximo
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.091%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 86 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (5.08%) PaaS
4 55 (4.99%) IaaS
5 42 (3.81%) Office 365
6 22 (2.00%) SaaS
7 16 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (1.27%) GitHub
10 12 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.91%) Route 53
11 10 (0.91%) Serverless
12 9 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.82%) Slack
12 9 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
13 7 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.63%) Firewall
2 36 (3.27%) Internet
3 17 (1.54%) DNS
4 12 (1.09%) WAN
5 11 (1.00%) LAN
5 11 (1.00%) Network Security
5 11 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (0.91%) FIX Connectivity
6 10 (0.91%) Intranet
6 10 (0.91%) SAN
6 10 (0.91%) VPN
7 9 (0.82%) DHCP
7 9 (0.82%) SMS
8 7 (0.64%) Skype
8 7 (0.64%) VLAN
9 6 (0.54%) 3G
9 6 (0.54%) 4G
9 6 (0.54%) BIG-IP
10 5 (0.45%) SSH
10 5 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.44%) Relational Database
3 50 (4.54%) Big Data
4 35 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 31 (2.81%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.91%) Data Mining
8 20 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.72%) HBase
9 19 (1.72%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (1.27%) MySQL
12 13 (1.18%) Apache Hive
13 11 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.00%) Power BI
14 10 (0.91%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 8 (0.73%) Data Lake
17 7 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 97 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 77 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 58 (5.26%) JIRA
4 32 (2.90%) Selenium
5 28 (2.54%) Axure RP
5 28 (2.54%) Subversion
6 25 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.54%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.00%) Maven
9 10 (0.91%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 9 (0.82%) webpack
11 8 (0.73%) JUnit
11 8 (0.73%) NUnit
11 8 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.73%) Rational Quality Manager
11 8 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
11 8 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.64%) Bower
12 7 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 266 (24.14%) Finance
2 77 (6.99%) Banking
3 57 (5.17%) Marketing
4 46 (4.17%) Games
5 38 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 37 (3.36%) Legal
7 36 (3.27%) Retail
8 22 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.36%) Advertising
9 15 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 15 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (1.18%) Law
11 12 (1.09%) Electronics
12 11 (1.00%) Publishing
13 10 (0.91%) Back Office
13 10 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.73%) Billing
15 6 (0.54%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.54%) Local Government
16 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 190 (17.24%) Developer
2 168 (15.25%) Analyst
3 102 (9.26%) Designer
4 92 (8.35%) Business Analyst
5 89 (8.08%) Architect
6 62 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 53 (4.81%) UX Designer
8 38 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (2.90%) UI Designer
10 31 (2.81%) Data Engineer
10 31 (2.81%) Java Developer
11 30 (2.72%) Consultant
12 24 (2.18%) Digital Designer
12 24 (2.18%) Senior Developer
12 24 (2.18%) Technical Architect
13 22 (2.00%) Data Analyst
13 22 (2.00%) Senior Manager
14 21 (1.91%) Data Scientist
15 20 (1.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 20 (1.81%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.89%) HTML
2 87 (7.89%) CSS
3 81 (7.35%) Web Services
4 62 (5.63%) REST
5 46 (4.17%) .NET
6 45 (4.08%) JSON
6 45 (4.08%) SOAP
7 40 (3.63%) XML
8 38 (3.45%) HTML5
9 35 (3.18%) jQuery
10 32 (2.90%) RESTful
11 30 (2.72%) AngularJS
12 27 (2.45%) Node.js
13 21 (1.91%) Kafka
14 19 (1.72%) React
15 18 (1.63%) Spring
16 16 (1.45%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.45%) Pandas
16 16 (1.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 15 (1.36%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 188 (17.06%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (15.70%) User Experience
3 73 (6.62%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 22 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.00%) Social Media
8 21 (1.91%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.81%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.00%) Fintech
10 11 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.91%) CMDB
12 9 (0.82%) Animation
13 8 (0.73%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (0.73%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.54%) NHS
15 5 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 122 (11.07%) Linux
2 103 (9.35%) Windows
3 50 (4.54%) Unix
4 19 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.45%) Android
5 16 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.73%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.64%) SUSE
9 7 (0.64%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.54%) VMS
10 6 (0.54%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.36%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.091%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (45.37%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (12.89%) Project Management
2 142 (12.89%) Scrum
3 110 (9.98%) DevOps
4 109 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (9.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 102 (9.26%) ITIL
7 93 (8.44%) Analytics
8 84 (7.62%) Migration
9 83 (7.53%) User Stories
10 82 (7.44%) Software Engineering
11 81 (7.35%) Test Automation
12 79 (7.17%) Coaching
13 75 (6.81%) Prototyping
14 73 (6.62%) TDD
15 67 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
15 67 (6.08%) Service Management
16 63 (5.72%) Mentoring
17 61 (5.54%) Data Modelling
17 61 (5.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 131 (11.89%) SQL
2 122 (11.07%) Java
2 122 (11.07%) JavaScript
3 98 (8.89%) Python
4 45 (4.08%) Ruby
5 40 (3.63%) C#
6 35 (3.18%) PL/SQL
7 30 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 28 (2.54%) Bash Shell
9 27 (2.45%) PHP
10 25 (2.27%) R
11 16 (1.45%) Scala
12 15 (1.36%) C
13 12 (1.09%) Perl
14 11 (1.00%) C++
15 10 (0.91%) XPath
16 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.73%) VBA
18 7 (0.64%) ES6
18 7 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (12.70%) Degree
2 137 (12.43%) Security Cleared
3 95 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.36%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.63%) CISSP
6 16 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (1.27%) ISEB
8 13 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.09%) DBS Check
10 10 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.82%) PMP
12 8 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.73%) MCP
12 8 (0.73%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.64%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.54%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.26%) QA
2 34 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.27%) PMO
4 24 (2.18%) SLA
5 23 (2.09%) GDPR
6 8 (0.73%) MiFID
6 8 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.27%) GCP
9 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.18%) GxP
11 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.091%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.091%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.091%) UCITS
System Software
1 48 (4.36%) Active Directory
2 36 (3.27%) Docker
3 15 (1.36%) Oracle Clusterware
3 15 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 14 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.54%) HDFS
5 6 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.45%) XenApp
7 4 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.36%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.27%) vSphere
9 2 (0.18%) Firmware
9 2 (0.18%) Varnish
10 1 (0.091%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.091%) NFS
Systems Management
1 70 (6.35%) Puppet
2 41 (3.72%) Ansible
3 38 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.91%) Terraform
5 18 (1.63%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.36%) Data Guard
6 15 (1.36%) Oracle Flashback
6 15 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.82%) SCCM
8 6 (0.54%) HAProxy
8 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.45%) Consul
9 5 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.45%) WSUS
10 4 (0.36%) Packer
10 4 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.27%) Mesos
11 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 156 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 83 (7.53%) Oracle
3 45 (4.08%) SAP
4 44 (3.99%) Adobe
5 40 (3.63%) VMware
6 31 (2.81%) Tableau
7 27 (2.45%) Cisco
8 24 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (2.09%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.81%) Citrix
10 20 (1.81%) Cloudera
11 19 (1.72%) CA
11 19 (1.72%) IBM
12 15 (1.36%) Google
12 15 (1.36%) HP
12 15 (1.36%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.18%) Hortonworks
15 11 (1.00%) Atlassian
15 11 (1.00%) Bloomberg