Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 205 218 215
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,121 1,217 1,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.33% 1.29% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.49% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 748 652
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £306 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £441
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.04% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 15
England median hourly rate £22.75 £28.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -37.78% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.80 £13.95 £18.80
90th Percentile £35.90 £57.50 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £27.25 £28.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -2.68% -32.12% +5.77%

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 73,450 81,766 75,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.31% 86.76% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,880 54,408 49,980
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,003 2,262 1,960
England median hourly rate £25.12 £22.50 £24.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.64% -8.04% +4.12%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.72 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +42 609 £525 +7.69% 155
South East -47 153 £425 -5.56% 73
North of England -14 119 £450 +5.88% 96
Midlands +15 99 £425 - 43
West Midlands +31 82 £460 +11.52% 26
South West -5 73 £413 +3.06% 40
North West +5 70 £450 +12.50% 66
East of England +9 49 £475 - 43
Yorkshire -23 32 £450 +5.88% 24
North East +19 19 £450 - 6
East Midlands -5 9 £475 - 17
Collaborative Working
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 540 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (20.96%) Finance
3 198 (17.66%) Security Cleared
4 168 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
5 159 (14.18%) User Experience
6 158 (14.09%) DevOps
7 151 (13.47%) Amazon AWS
8 150 (13.38%) SC Cleared
9 139 (12.40%) Java
10 136 (12.13%) TDD
11 134 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 134 (11.95%) SQL
12 130 (11.60%) Coaching
13 129 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
14 127 (11.33%) JavaScript
15 125 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 120 (10.70%) Git (software)
16 120 (10.70%) Microsoft
17 118 (10.53%) Project Management
18 116 (10.35%) Scrum
19 115 (10.26%) Python
20 103 (9.19%) Migration
21 100 (8.92%) HTML
22 95 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
23 94 (8.39%) Microservices
24 93 (8.30%) BDD
25 91 (8.12%) C#
26 87 (7.76%) Jenkins
27 83 (7.40%) ITIL
28 81 (7.23%) .NET

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 61 (5.44%) Confluence
2 46 (4.10%) Apache
3 27 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 23 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.43%) IIS
6 14 (1.25%) SAS
6 14 (1.25%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.16%) CMS
8 12 (1.07%) MS Exchange
9 11 (0.98%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
11 7 (0.62%) JBoss
11 7 (0.62%) Luigi
12 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.45%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.45%) nginx
13 5 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (4.01%) Sketch
2 43 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (3.03%) InVision
5 26 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.07%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
8 10 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.45%) Adobe XD
9 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.27%) UXPin
10 3 (0.27%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.18%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.089%) Figma
12 1 (0.089%) InDesign
12 1 (0.089%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.089%) Marvel
12 1 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 23 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.36%) SAP APO
3 4 (0.36%) SAP IBP
4 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.18%) Magento
5 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 151 (13.47%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (3.75%) Office 365
4 38 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (2.41%) Amazon S3
5 27 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 25 (2.23%) Power Platform
7 23 (2.05%) GitHub
8 21 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 21 (1.87%) PaaS
8 21 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (1.61%) Amazon Glacier
10 18 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
10 18 (1.61%) AWS CloudTrail
11 17 (1.52%) Apigee
12 15 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.34%) Serverless
13 14 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
14 13 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.68%) Firewall
2 21 (1.87%) SSL
2 21 (1.87%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.61%) WAN
4 16 (1.43%) Internet
4 16 (1.43%) VPN
5 15 (1.34%) DNS
5 15 (1.34%) HTTP
6 14 (1.25%) LAN
7 12 (1.07%) Skype
7 12 (1.07%) SNMP
7 12 (1.07%) VoIP
7 12 (1.07%) Wireless
8 11 (0.98%) Unified Communications
9 8 (0.71%) BGP
9 8 (0.71%) Multicast
9 8 (0.71%) Network Security
10 7 (0.62%) HSRP
11 6 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.53%) Big Data
2 50 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (4.01%) SQL Server
4 37 (3.30%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.77%) Hadoop
6 27 (2.41%) MongoDB
7 21 (1.87%) Power BI
8 20 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.69%) BigQuery
10 16 (1.43%) Neo4j
11 15 (1.34%) MySQL
11 15 (1.34%) Parquet
12 14 (1.25%) Data Lake
12 14 (1.25%) Redis
13 13 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
14 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.80%) Base SAS
15 9 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 120 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 87 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 81 (7.23%) JIRA
4 31 (2.77%) Selenium
5 27 (2.41%) Axure RP
6 23 (2.05%) Bitbucket
6 23 (2.05%) TeamCity
7 17 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 17 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.43%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.16%) CA Gen
9 13 (1.16%) JUnit
9 13 (1.16%) Maven
10 12 (1.07%) gulp
10 12 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.98%) Jasmine
11 11 (0.98%) Subversion
12 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (0.71%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.71%) SpecFlow
General
1 235 (20.96%) Finance
2 57 (5.08%) Marketing
2 57 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 51 (4.55%) Banking
4 45 (4.01%) Retail
5 29 (2.59%) Front Office
6 27 (2.41%) Legal
7 22 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.25%) Electronics
9 11 (0.98%) Back Office
10 9 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.80%) Games
10 9 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.71%) Military
12 7 (0.62%) Publishing
13 6 (0.54%) Law
13 6 (0.54%) Local Government
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 252 (22.48%) Developer
2 151 (13.47%) Analyst
3 100 (8.92%) Architect
4 94 (8.39%) Designer
5 73 (6.51%) Business Analyst
6 61 (5.44%) UX Designer
7 48 (4.28%) Project Manager
8 40 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 39 (3.48%) .NET Developer
10 37 (3.30%) Data Analyst
10 37 (3.30%) Senior Developer
11 36 (3.21%) C# Developer
12 30 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
12 30 (2.68%) Data Engineer
12 30 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (2.50%) Full Stack Developer
14 27 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (2.32%) Angular Developer
16 25 (2.23%) Consultant
16 25 (2.23%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (8.92%) HTML
2 81 (7.23%) .NET
2 81 (7.23%) REST
3 79 (7.05%) CSS
4 73 (6.51%) SOAP
5 54 (4.82%) Web Services
6 52 (4.64%) Node.js
7 48 (4.28%) AngularJS
8 46 (4.10%) JSON
8 46 (4.10%) XML
9 45 (4.01%) ASP.NET
10 42 (3.75%) RESTful
11 41 (3.66%) Kafka
12 38 (3.39%) HTML5
13 33 (2.94%) React
14 28 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
15 25 (2.23%) .NET Core
15 25 (2.23%) Spring
16 24 (2.14%) CSS3
17 22 (1.96%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 159 (14.18%) User Experience
2 129 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (4.01%) Data Centre
5 43 (3.84%) Greenfield Project
6 38 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 37 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.59%) Data Structures
9 26 (2.32%) Public Cloud
10 24 (2.14%) Algorithms
11 23 (2.05%) Virtual Team
12 17 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 17 (1.52%) NHS
12 17 (1.52%) Robotics
13 12 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.89%) Analytical Mindset
14 10 (0.89%) Social Media
15 9 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.62%) Clustering
17 5 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.05%) Linux
2 63 (5.62%) Windows
3 45 (4.01%) Unix
4 21 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 14 (1.25%) Android
7 13 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.54%) HPUX
9 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.18%) VME
12 2 (0.18%) VMS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.089%) Debian
13 1 (0.089%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.089%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.089%) tvOS
13 1 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (48.17%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (14.99%) Problem-Solving
3 158 (14.09%) DevOps
4 136 (12.13%) TDD
5 134 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (11.60%) Coaching
7 118 (10.53%) Project Management
8 116 (10.35%) Scrum
9 103 (9.19%) Migration
10 95 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
11 94 (8.39%) Microservices
12 93 (8.30%) BDD
13 83 (7.40%) ITIL
14 79 (7.05%) Service Design
14 79 (7.05%) User Stories
15 77 (6.87%) Test Automation
16 74 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
17 72 (6.42%) Analytics
18 67 (5.98%) ETL
19 65 (5.80%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 139 (12.40%) Java
2 134 (11.95%) SQL
3 127 (11.33%) JavaScript
4 115 (10.26%) Python
5 91 (8.12%) C#
6 47 (4.19%) Bash Shell
7 34 (3.03%) Shell Script
8 32 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 28 (2.50%) Java 8
10 25 (2.23%) TypeScript
11 24 (2.14%) ES6
11 24 (2.14%) Perl
12 21 (1.87%) PHP
12 21 (1.87%) Scala
13 20 (1.78%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.61%) C
15 17 (1.52%) R
16 12 (1.07%) Ruby
17 11 (0.98%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 198 (17.66%) Security Cleared
2 150 (13.38%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.14%) Degree
4 33 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
6 14 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.07%) CCNA
8 12 (1.07%) PhD
8 12 (1.07%) PMI Certification
9 11 (0.98%) CISSP
9 11 (0.98%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.89%) CISA
10 10 (0.89%) CISM
11 9 (0.80%) PMP
12 8 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.71%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.57%) QA
2 32 (2.85%) Data Quality
2 32 (2.85%) PMO
3 12 (1.07%) GDPR
3 12 (1.07%) SLA
4 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.71%) Actionable Recommendations
6 6 (0.54%) COBIT
6 6 (0.54%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (0.45%) NIST
7 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 31000
8 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.18%) PSD2
9 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (5.98%) Docker
2 42 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.36%) XenApp
5 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.27%) Firmware
7 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.18%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.18%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.18%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.089%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.089%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.089%) Varnish
8 1 (0.089%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 73 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 46 (4.10%) Puppet
3 35 (3.12%) Ansible
4 27 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (2.14%) Terraform
6 19 (1.69%) SCCM
7 18 (1.61%) Grafana
8 9 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (0.80%) SCOM
9 8 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.54%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.54%) Kibana
11 5 (0.45%) Netcool
11 5 (0.45%) OpenView
11 5 (0.45%) Packer
12 4 (0.36%) Consul
12 4 (0.36%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 120 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.91%) Oracle
3 43 (3.84%) SAP
4 40 (3.57%) Adobe
5 36 (3.21%) Google
6 28 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.23%) Cisco
8 24 (2.14%) VMware
9 18 (1.61%) Citrix
10 17 (1.52%) CA
11 16 (1.43%) IBM
11 16 (1.43%) Pega
12 15 (1.34%) Tableau
13 13 (1.16%) BEA
13 13 (1.16%) Informatica
13 13 (1.16%) webMethods
14 11 (0.98%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.89%) Apple
15 10 (0.89%) HP
15 10 (0.89%) ServiceNow