Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Mentoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mentoring over the 6 months to 28 September 2021 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.

Mentorship
UK > England
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 117 107
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 +12
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 1,661 551 1,857
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.56% 2.15% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.46% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,108 382 1,203
10th Percentile £392 £338 £350
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £507 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.48% +1.40% -
75th Percentile £650 £649 £588
90th Percentile £725 £750 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 19 27
10th Percentile £11.55 £9.52 £18.60
25th Percentile £17.38 £10.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate £45.00 £11.78 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year +282.00% -57.93% +4.67%
75th Percentile £65.50 £28.69 £68.75
90th Percentile £70.70 £50.00 £79.25
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £12.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year +244.00% -61.83% +39.36%

Mentoring 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 57,949 22,409 69,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.28% 87.57% 87.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,544 15,328 47,200
10th Percentile £315 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% - +2.15%
75th Percentile £615 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,505 625 1,900
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.02 £11.36
25th Percentile £14.61 £15.92 £14.32
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.55% +17.78% +12.50%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.00 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.90 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.23% +15.56% +15.38%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in England

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Mentoring in England

Mentoring
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mentoring in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mentoring in England

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Mentoring in England

Mentoring
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mentoring in England over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in England

Mentoring
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 Mentoring within the England region over the 6 months to 28 September 2021. 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 +6 825 £600 +4.35% 435
South East +6 225 £525 +9.49% 173
North of England +18 223 £508 +13.09% 280
Midlands +14 135 £475 +7.81% 142
North West +13 108 £500 +14.29% 154
Yorkshire +17 103 £515 +15.80% 86
West Midlands +5 97 £495 +14.80% 84
South West -4 75 £540 +8.00% 91
East of England -31 47 £523 +7.18% 81
East Midlands -9 37 £400 -27.27% 57
North East -12 12 £550 +23.60% 40
Mentoring
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring 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 Mentoring.

1 895 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (34.08%) Coaching
3 514 (30.95%) Social Skills
4 365 (21.97%) Scrum
5 352 (21.19%) Finance
6 347 (20.89%) Azure
7 343 (20.65%) DevOps
8 305 (18.36%) AWS
9 276 (16.62%) Java
10 266 (16.01%) JavaScript
11 249 (14.99%) Software Engineering
12 245 (14.75%) Microservices
13 228 (13.73%) Test Automation
14 206 (12.40%) Security Cleared
15 204 (12.28%) SQL
16 198 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
17 197 (11.86%) TDD
18 189 (11.38%) Python
19 183 (11.02%) React
19 183 (11.02%) Jenkins
20 179 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
20 179 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
21 176 (10.60%) Docker
22 172 (10.36%) Analytics
23 167 (10.05%) SC Cleared
24 166 (9.99%) Kubernetes
25 163 (9.81%) Microsoft
26 161 (9.69%) Git (software)
26 161 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
27 160 (9.63%) JIRA

Mentoring
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
1 104 (6.26%) Confluence
2 39 (2.35%) SAS
3 34 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 26 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.26%) CMS
7 20 (1.20%) Apache
8 18 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 17 (1.02%) Jupyter
10 12 (0.72%) CICS
10 12 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.48%) nginx
13 7 (0.42%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.36%) JBoss
14 6 (0.36%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.24%) IIS
16 4 (0.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 44 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.42%) InVision
7 5 (0.30%) Figma
8 4 (0.24%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.24%) Sketch
9 3 (0.18%) Simulink
9 3 (0.18%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.12%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.060%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.060%) InDesign
11 1 (0.060%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Magento
2 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.12%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.060%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 347 (20.89%) Azure
2 305 (18.36%) AWS
3 103 (6.20%) GCP
4 70 (4.21%) Serverless
5 67 (4.03%) GitHub
6 53 (3.19%) Power Platform
7 44 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (2.59%) SaaS
9 40 (2.41%) Microsoft 365
10 37 (2.23%) PaaS
11 28 (1.69%) OpenShift
12 25 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
12 25 (1.51%) IaaS
13 19 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (1.14%) npm
14 18 (1.08%) Amazon S3
14 18 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (1.02%) Apigee
15 17 (1.02%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 17 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.75%) HTTP
2 28 (1.69%) DNS
3 23 (1.38%) SAN
4 21 (1.26%) Firewall
4 21 (1.26%) VPN
5 19 (1.14%) Internet
6 17 (1.02%) LAN
6 17 (1.02%) NAS
7 14 (0.84%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.72%) DHCP
8 12 (0.72%) Network Security
9 11 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.60%) Skype
11 9 (0.54%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.54%) SSL
11 9 (0.54%) WAN
12 8 (0.48%) VLAN
13 6 (0.36%) FTP
13 6 (0.36%) SNMP
14 5 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 68 (4.09%) Big Data
6 67 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (2.95%) MySQL
8 48 (2.89%) Power BI
9 40 (2.41%) DB2
10 37 (2.23%) Hadoop
11 34 (2.05%) Data Lake
12 28 (1.69%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
14 22 (1.32%) QlikView
15 21 (1.26%) Oracle Database
16 20 (1.20%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.20%) Tableau
17 17 (1.02%) SAS Visual Analytics
18 15 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 183 (11.02%) Jenkins
2 161 (9.69%) Git (software)
3 160 (9.63%) JIRA
4 89 (5.36%) Maven
5 55 (3.31%) Selenium
6 50 (3.01%) Cucumber
7 41 (2.47%) JUnit
8 38 (2.29%) Gradle
9 34 (2.05%) Bitbucket
10 32 (1.93%) Subversion
11 26 (1.57%) GitLab
12 25 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (1.32%) TeamCity
14 19 (1.14%) CircleCI
14 19 (1.14%) IntelliJ
14 19 (1.14%) Mockito
14 19 (1.14%) SonarQube
15 17 (1.02%) webpack
16 16 (0.96%) SpecFlow
16 16 (0.96%) Travis CI
General
1 514 (30.95%) Social Skills
2 352 (21.19%) Finance
3 161 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
4 132 (7.95%) Public Sector
5 106 (6.38%) Influencing Skills
6 99 (5.96%) Banking
7 82 (4.94%) Presentation Skills
8 65 (3.91%) Marketing
9 61 (3.67%) Retail
10 47 (2.83%) Telecoms
11 39 (2.35%) Manufacturing
12 35 (2.11%) Legal
13 34 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
14 31 (1.87%) Electronics
15 20 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
16 19 (1.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 18 (1.08%) Games
18 15 (0.90%) Publishing
19 13 (0.78%) Law
20 12 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 387 (23.30%) Developer
2 150 (9.03%) Architect
3 104 (6.26%) Senior Developer
4 96 (5.78%) Analyst
5 78 (4.70%) Consultant
6 77 (4.64%) Java Developer
7 71 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
8 70 (4.21%) Technical Leader
9 61 (3.67%) Business Analyst
10 59 (3.55%) Software Engineer
11 58 (3.49%) Scrum Master
12 54 (3.25%) Agile Coach
12 54 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
13 45 (2.71%) Delivery Manager
14 44 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 41 (2.47%) Project Manager
16 39 (2.35%) Designer
17 38 (2.29%) Lead Developer
18 32 (1.93%) React Developer
18 32 (1.93%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (11.02%) React
2 133 (8.01%) Node.js
3 132 (7.95%) CSS
4 127 (7.65%) HTML
5 113 (6.80%) REST
6 106 (6.38%) .NET
7 104 (6.26%) AngularJS
8 87 (5.24%) Spring
9 68 (4.09%) RESTful
10 66 (3.97%) Web Services
11 61 (3.67%) HTML5
12 51 (3.07%) JSON
12 51 (3.07%) Spring Boot
13 49 (2.95%) XML
14 44 (2.65%) Redux
15 38 (2.29%) ASP.NET
15 38 (2.29%) CSS3
15 38 (2.29%) GraphQL
16 36 (2.17%) .NET Core
16 36 (2.17%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.56%) User Experience
2 59 (3.55%) Mobile App
3 44 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 44 (2.65%) Social Media
4 42 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 33 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
5 33 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 30 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 27 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.38%) NHS
10 19 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
11 18 (1.08%) e-Learning
12 17 (1.02%) Cyberattack
12 17 (1.02%) Replication
13 16 (0.96%) Cloud Native
14 15 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.84%) Data Centre
16 13 (0.78%) Mainframe
16 13 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 139 (8.37%) Linux
2 116 (6.98%) Windows
3 46 (2.77%) Android
4 43 (2.59%) Unix
5 42 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 13 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.66%) zOS
10 9 (0.54%) CentOS
11 8 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.36%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.36%) VMS
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
12 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
13 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (53.88%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (34.08%) Coaching
3 365 (21.97%) Scrum
4 343 (20.65%) DevOps
5 249 (14.99%) Software Engineering
6 245 (14.75%) Microservices
7 228 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 198 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
9 197 (11.86%) TDD
10 179 (10.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 179 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 172 (10.36%) Analytics
12 158 (9.51%) SDLC
13 128 (7.71%) BDD
14 116 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
15 115 (6.92%) User Stories
16 110 (6.62%) Decision-Making
16 110 (6.62%) Project Management
17 107 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
18 106 (6.38%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 276 (16.62%) Java
2 266 (16.01%) JavaScript
3 204 (12.28%) SQL
4 189 (11.38%) Python
5 117 (7.04%) C#
6 111 (6.68%) TypeScript
7 57 (3.43%) Java 8
8 55 (3.31%) Scala
9 45 (2.71%) C++
10 35 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 34 (2.05%) R
12 33 (1.99%) PHP
13 28 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.69%) C
14 27 (1.63%) ES6
14 27 (1.63%) Go
15 24 (1.44%) Kotlin
16 22 (1.32%) Ruby
17 20 (1.20%) VBA
18 18 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 206 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 167 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 134 (8.07%) Degree
4 26 (1.57%) PMI Certification
5 24 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (1.14%) PMP
9 18 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (0.60%) MCSE
13 10 (0.60%) SAS Certification
14 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (0.42%) OCPJP
15 7 (0.42%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (7.47%) QA
2 64 (3.85%) Accessibility
3 28 (1.69%) GRC
4 21 (1.26%) SLA
5 19 (1.14%) GDPR
6 17 (1.02%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.90%) PMO
8 10 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.54%) WCAG
10 7 (0.42%) NIST
11 5 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.24%) DO-254
12 4 (0.24%) GMP
12 4 (0.24%) NCSC
13 3 (0.18%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.12%) SOC 1
System Software
1 176 (10.60%) Docker
2 78 (4.70%) Active Directory
3 44 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.90%) Firmware
5 14 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 11 (0.66%) RACF
7 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.54%) vSphere
8 7 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.30%) HDFS
10 5 (0.30%) NFS
11 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.12%) XenApp
13 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 166 (9.99%) Kubernetes
2 88 (5.30%) Terraform
3 74 (4.46%) Ansible
4 38 (2.29%) Grafana
5 34 (2.05%) Prometheus
6 23 (1.38%) Puppet
7 18 (1.08%) Istio
8 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (0.96%) SCCM
9 13 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
10 12 (0.72%) Kibana
11 11 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (0.66%) Tivoli NetView
12 10 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 9 (0.54%) Oozie
14 8 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.42%) logstash
15 7 (0.42%) vRealize
16 6 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
17 5 (0.30%) Argo
Vendors
1 163 (9.81%) Microsoft
2 131 (7.89%) Oracle
3 69 (4.15%) SAP
4 67 (4.03%) Google
5 54 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (3.19%) VMware
7 50 (3.01%) IBM
8 29 (1.75%) Splunk
9 26 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 25 (1.51%) Adobe
10 25 (1.51%) Cisco
11 24 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.26%) Databricks
13 16 (0.96%) Citrix
13 16 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 16 (0.96%) Teradata
14 15 (0.90%) Alteryx
15 14 (0.84%) Alibaba
16 12 (0.72%) Informatica
16 12 (0.72%) Ping Identity