Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 102 106
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 1,261 892 1,978
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.52% 2.36% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.74% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 611 1,372
10th Percentile £379 £355 £350
25th Percentile £462 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £511
Median % change year-on-year - +2.69% +2.25%
75th Percentile £609 £650 £575
90th Percentile £694 £750 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 32
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.62 £14.60
25th Percentile £14.15 £11.24 £14.90
Median hourly rate £38.50 £13.50 £19.52
Median % change year-on-year +185.19% -30.85% +11.56%
75th Percentile £62.78 £35.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £57.60 £69.00
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £13.50 £19.52
% change year-on-year +203.70% -30.85% +11.56%

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 44,170 32,587 72,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.16% 86.31% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,356 22,113 49,157
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £404 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £477 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.49% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,317 871 1,848
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.03 £15.85 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +7.02% -1.88% +9.19%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.46 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.61 £22.92
% change year-on-year +10.57% -1.33% +14.58%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +28 663 £550 - 395
South East +12 157 £500 - 158
North of England +12 157 £500 +5.26% 269
Midlands +7 94 £475 - 133
Yorkshire +13 77 £523 +10.00% 74
South West -12 74 £525 -5.75% 89
West Midlands +11 68 £475 - 78
North West +14 66 £500 +11.73% 161
East of England -17 42 £500 - 82
East Midlands +6 25 £463 - 55
North East +12 14 £500 +25.00% 34
Mentoring
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 671 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (33.62%) Coaching
3 333 (26.41%) Social Skills
4 307 (24.35%) Scrum
5 283 (22.44%) DevOps
6 281 (22.28%) Azure
7 244 (19.35%) AWS
8 229 (18.16%) Java
9 228 (18.08%) Finance
10 223 (17.68%) JavaScript
11 198 (15.70%) Software Engineering
12 180 (14.27%) TDD
13 178 (14.12%) Security Cleared
13 178 (14.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 175 (13.88%) Python
15 172 (13.64%) Microservices
16 168 (13.32%) Jenkins
17 163 (12.93%) Microsoft
17 163 (12.93%) Test Automation
18 156 (12.37%) SQL
19 155 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
20 150 (11.90%) Git (software)
21 143 (11.34%) SC Cleared
21 143 (11.34%) Kubernetes
22 142 (11.26%) Analytics
23 137 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
24 132 (10.47%) Docker
25 125 (9.91%) Degree
26 121 (9.60%) JIRA
27 120 (9.52%) SQL Server

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 88 (6.98%) Confluence
2 44 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.78%) SAS
4 25 (1.98%) Oracle Coherence
5 19 (1.51%) Apache
6 17 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.35%) Jupyter
7 13 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.03%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.87%) CMS
8 11 (0.87%) nginx
9 10 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
10 9 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (0.63%) Anypoint
11 8 (0.63%) Mule
11 8 (0.63%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.48%) CICS
13 6 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.48%) Sketch
7 5 (0.40%) InVision
7 5 (0.40%) UserZoom
8 3 (0.24%) Figma
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.16%) Windchill
9 2 (0.16%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.079%) InDesign
10 1 (0.079%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.63%) Magento
2 8 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.16%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.079%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.079%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.079%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.079%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.079%) Toggl
6 1 (0.079%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 281 (22.28%) Azure
2 244 (19.35%) AWS
3 85 (6.74%) GCP
4 71 (5.63%) Serverless
5 57 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
6 50 (3.97%) GitHub
7 48 (3.81%) Power Platform
8 45 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 38 (3.01%) Microsoft 365
10 36 (2.85%) PaaS
11 23 (1.82%) SaaS
12 22 (1.74%) IaaS
13 20 (1.59%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.35%) npm
14 17 (1.35%) Slack
15 15 (1.19%) Amazon S3
16 13 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
17 12 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 11 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
18 11 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.98%) VPN
2 23 (1.82%) DNS
2 23 (1.82%) LAN
3 21 (1.67%) Firewall
4 18 (1.43%) HTTP
4 18 (1.43%) Internet
5 17 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (1.19%) BGP
7 13 (1.03%) DHCP
7 13 (1.03%) OSPF
7 13 (1.03%) SAN
7 13 (1.03%) WAN
8 12 (0.95%) NAS
9 11 (0.87%) MPLS
9 11 (0.87%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.79%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.63%) Multicast
11 8 (0.63%) Network Security
12 7 (0.56%) Skype
12 7 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 54 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
3 52 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 51 (4.04%) Big Data
5 46 (3.65%) NoSQL
5 46 (3.65%) Power BI
6 34 (2.70%) DB2
7 30 (2.38%) MySQL
8 26 (2.06%) Hadoop
9 22 (1.74%) QlikView
10 20 (1.59%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.51%) SAS Visual Analytics
12 18 (1.43%) Data Lake
13 16 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.11%) BigQuery
16 13 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 168 (13.32%) Jenkins
2 150 (11.90%) Git (software)
3 121 (9.60%) JIRA
4 84 (6.66%) Maven
5 44 (3.49%) Cucumber
6 40 (3.17%) Bitbucket
6 40 (3.17%) Gradle
6 40 (3.17%) Selenium
7 34 (2.70%) JUnit
8 29 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 29 (2.30%) Subversion
9 23 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 21 (1.67%) gulp
11 18 (1.43%) CircleCI
12 16 (1.27%) SonarQube
12 16 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (1.27%) TestNG
12 16 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.19%) GitLab
13 15 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 333 (26.41%) Social Skills
2 228 (18.08%) Finance
3 111 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (8.49%) Public Sector
5 69 (5.47%) Influencing Skills
6 68 (5.39%) Banking
7 57 (4.52%) Marketing
8 49 (3.89%) Presentation Skills
9 47 (3.73%) Telecoms
10 26 (2.06%) Legal
10 26 (2.06%) Retail
11 25 (1.98%) Manufacturing
12 24 (1.90%) Electronics
13 20 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
13 20 (1.59%) Publishing
14 19 (1.51%) Front Office
15 18 (1.43%) Organisational Skills
16 14 (1.11%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.79%) Games
17 10 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 316 (25.06%) Developer
2 104 (8.25%) Architect
3 82 (6.50%) Senior Developer
4 72 (5.71%) Analyst
5 66 (5.23%) Technical Leader
6 61 (4.84%) Java Developer
7 59 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 55 (4.36%) Consultant
9 43 (3.41%) Agile Coach
9 43 (3.41%) Lead Developer
10 40 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 38 (3.01%) Scrum Master
12 37 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
13 36 (2.85%) Business Analyst
14 32 (2.54%) Designer
15 29 (2.30%) JavaScript Developer
16 27 (2.14%) Project Manager
17 24 (1.90%) Data Scientist
18 23 (1.82%) .NET Developer
18 23 (1.82%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.96%) React
2 103 (8.17%) Node.js
3 98 (7.77%) .NET
4 93 (7.38%) AngularJS
4 93 (7.38%) REST
5 80 (6.34%) CSS
6 78 (6.19%) Spring
7 77 (6.11%) HTML
8 64 (5.08%) Web Services
9 47 (3.73%) ASP.NET
10 43 (3.41%) RESTful
11 39 (3.09%) Spring Boot
12 37 (2.93%) GraphQL
12 37 (2.93%) JSON
13 32 (2.54%) Kafka
13 32 (2.54%) XML
14 31 (2.46%) HTML5
15 28 (2.22%) ASP.NET Core
16 27 (2.14%) Java EE
16 27 (2.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.69%) User Experience
2 42 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 38 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 37 (2.93%) Social Media
6 30 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 21 (1.67%) Clustering
8 21 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 19 (1.51%) Virtual Team
10 18 (1.43%) Replication
11 17 (1.35%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.11%) Client/Server
13 14 (1.11%) Cloud Native
14 13 (1.03%) NHS
15 11 (0.87%) e-Learning
15 11 (0.87%) PKI
16 10 (0.79%) Cyberattack
16 10 (0.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.72%) Windows
2 96 (7.61%) Linux
3 49 (3.89%) Android
4 42 (3.33%) Unix
5 36 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 29 (2.30%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
7 11 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.79%) AIX
8 10 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.56%) CentOS
9 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.48%) zOS
11 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.24%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.24%) Solaris
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (33.62%) Coaching
3 307 (24.35%) Scrum
4 283 (22.44%) DevOps
5 198 (15.70%) Software Engineering
6 180 (14.27%) TDD
7 178 (14.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 172 (13.64%) Microservices
9 163 (12.93%) Test Automation
10 155 (12.29%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (11.26%) Analytics
12 137 (10.86%) Continuous Integration
13 120 (9.52%) SDLC
14 103 (8.17%) Kanban
15 101 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 100 (7.93%) Business Intelligence
16 100 (7.93%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 81 (6.42%) Migration
18 80 (6.34%) BDD
19 78 (6.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 229 (18.16%) Java
2 223 (17.68%) JavaScript
3 175 (13.88%) Python
4 156 (12.37%) SQL
5 107 (8.49%) TypeScript
6 96 (7.61%) C#
7 63 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 45 (3.57%) Java 8
9 37 (2.93%) C++
10 35 (2.78%) Scala
11 33 (2.62%) R
12 26 (2.06%) C
13 22 (1.74%) Ruby
13 22 (1.74%) VBA
14 20 (1.59%) PHP
15 18 (1.43%) Kotlin
16 17 (1.35%) Groovy
16 17 (1.35%) T-SQL
17 16 (1.27%) Apex Code
18 13 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 178 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 143 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 125 (9.91%) Degree
4 22 (1.74%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.43%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.11%) PMP
9 13 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.95%) PhD
11 11 (0.87%) MCSE
12 10 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.79%) SAS Certification
13 8 (0.63%) CISSP
13 8 (0.63%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
14 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (8.56%) QA
2 36 (2.85%) Accessibility
3 26 (2.06%) GRC
4 18 (1.43%) SLA
5 17 (1.35%) GDPR
6 12 (0.95%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.87%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.71%) PMO
9 8 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.48%) NCSC
11 4 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.32%) GMP
12 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.24%) NIST
12 3 (0.24%) RMADS
12 3 (0.24%) Solvency II
13 2 (0.16%) DO-254
13 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
13 2 (0.16%) SOC 2
System Software
1 132 (10.47%) Docker
2 89 (7.06%) Active Directory
3 24 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.95%) Firmware
5 11 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.79%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (0.48%) RACF
8 5 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.16%) KVM
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.16%) vSphere
12 1 (0.079%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.079%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.079%) HDFS
12 1 (0.079%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 143 (11.34%) Kubernetes
2 57 (4.52%) Terraform
3 50 (3.97%) Ansible
4 24 (1.90%) Grafana
5 23 (1.82%) Prometheus
6 19 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (1.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 16 (1.27%) Istio
8 15 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (1.03%) Puppet
10 9 (0.71%) Argo
10 9 (0.71%) SCCM
11 8 (0.63%) CloudHub
11 8 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (0.48%) Tivoli NetView
13 5 (0.40%) vRealize
14 4 (0.32%) FortiGate
15 3 (0.24%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 163 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 117 (9.28%) Oracle
3 55 (4.36%) Google
4 45 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 38 (3.01%) SAP
6 31 (2.46%) VMware
7 23 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 23 (1.82%) Splunk
8 22 (1.74%) IBM
9 21 (1.67%) Cisco
10 17 (1.35%) Alteryx
11 16 (1.27%) Adobe
12 14 (1.11%) Citrix
12 14 (1.11%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.03%) Alibaba
13 13 (1.03%) Databricks
13 13 (1.03%) Juniper
13 13 (1.03%) Teradata
14 11 (0.87%) Samsung