Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 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.

Mentorship
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 104 105
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 951 1,993 2,235
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.35% 2.43% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 2.77% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 1,369 1,572
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +0.10% +5.16%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £750 £638 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 12
Median hourly rate £18.10 £23.34 £22.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.45% +5.72% -10.80%
10th Percentile £10.98 £14.60 £13.88
90th Percentile £53.45 £61.20 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.34% - +41.41%

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 34,702 71,919 80,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.81% 87.55% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,211 47,792 53,386
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,134 1,886 2,133
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.00%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 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 -3 405 £575 +9.52% 110
North of England +13 150 £475 +5.56% 98
South East +7 134 £496 +4.42% 49
South West +6 124 £571 +26.78% 46
Yorkshire +30 77 £475 +5.56% 30
East of England +41 66 £500 -2.44% 37
Midlands +6 60 £475 -2.06% 42
North West +7 53 £450 +0.28% 55
West Midlands -7 36 £475 -7.77% 32
East Midlands +32 24 £450 +12.50% 10
North East +13 16 £400 -20.00% 13
Mentoring
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 440 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (27.66%) Coaching
3 246 (25.87%) Java
4 225 (23.66%) AWS
5 221 (23.24%) DevOps
6 195 (20.50%) Azure
7 174 (18.30%) Security Cleared
8 157 (16.51%) Python
9 150 (15.77%) Scrum
10 147 (15.46%) JavaScript
11 146 (15.35%) Finance
12 133 (13.99%) SQL
13 131 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
14 130 (13.67%) SC Cleared
15 127 (13.35%) Jenkins
16 126 (13.25%) Software Engineering
17 123 (12.93%) Test Automation
18 119 (12.51%) Docker
19 117 (12.30%) TDD
20 113 (11.88%) Public Sector
21 112 (11.78%) Microservices
21 112 (11.78%) Kubernetes
22 111 (11.67%) Degree
23 102 (10.73%) Microsoft
24 99 (10.41%) Git (software)
25 96 (10.09%) JIRA
25 96 (10.09%) SQL Server
25 96 (10.09%) Windows
26 91 (9.57%) Oracle
27 89 (9.36%) Node.js

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 48 (5.05%) Confluence
2 37 (3.89%) Apache
3 33 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 32 (3.36%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 14 (1.47%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.16%) IIS
9 7 (0.74%) CMS
9 7 (0.74%) Skype for Business
10 6 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.63%) nginx
11 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.53%) JBoss
11 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.42%) Magnolia
12 4 (0.42%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.42%) SAS
13 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.42%) Sketch
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.11%) InVision
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
7 1 (0.11%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (1.58%) SAP Payroll
2 14 (1.47%) SAP HCM
3 12 (1.26%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.84%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.84%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.84%) PolarLake
6 6 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.53%) Magento
8 4 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.21%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.21%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 225 (23.66%) AWS
2 195 (20.50%) Azure
3 72 (7.57%) GCP
4 60 (6.31%) Serverless
5 43 (4.52%) AWS Lambda
6 40 (4.21%) PaaS
7 31 (3.26%) Office 365
8 28 (2.94%) Amazon ECS
9 27 (2.84%) Power Platform
10 25 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (2.63%) SaaS
11 18 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 18 (1.89%) GitHub
12 16 (1.68%) Apigee
13 14 (1.47%) IaaS
14 13 (1.37%) Amazon S3
14 13 (1.37%) npm
15 11 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
16 7 (0.74%) Datadog
16 7 (0.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.63%) HTTP
2 23 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 20 (2.10%) Firewall
4 18 (1.89%) DNS
5 16 (1.68%) Skype
6 12 (1.26%) DHCP
7 11 (1.16%) SAN
8 10 (1.05%) LAN
8 10 (1.05%) VPN
9 9 (0.95%) SSL
10 8 (0.84%) Internet
11 7 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.63%) NetScaler
12 6 (0.63%) WAN
13 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.53%) IPv6
13 5 (0.53%) Network Security
13 5 (0.53%) Wireless
14 4 (0.42%) IPv4
14 4 (0.42%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 77 (8.10%) MySQL
3 62 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (4.73%) NoSQL
6 41 (4.31%) Relational Database
7 36 (3.79%) MongoDB
8 35 (3.68%) Big Data
9 30 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
10 26 (2.73%) Hadoop
11 25 (2.63%) Power BI
12 20 (2.10%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.58%) Data Lake
13 15 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.37%) Oracle Database
15 12 (1.26%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (1.16%) HBase
16 11 (1.16%) SAP BW
17 10 (1.05%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 127 (13.35%) Jenkins
2 99 (10.41%) Git (software)
3 96 (10.09%) JIRA
4 49 (5.15%) GitLab
5 43 (4.52%) Selenium
6 32 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 25 (2.63%) Maven
8 22 (2.31%) CircleCI
9 21 (2.21%) Artifactory
10 17 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (1.58%) Visual Studio
12 14 (1.47%) Jasmine
13 13 (1.37%) webpack
14 12 (1.26%) gulp
14 12 (1.26%) SonarQube
14 12 (1.26%) TeamCity
15 11 (1.16%) SoapUI
16 10 (1.05%) Subversion
16 10 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
17 9 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 146 (15.35%) Finance
2 113 (11.88%) Public Sector
3 49 (5.15%) Banking
4 27 (2.84%) Back Office
5 22 (2.31%) Legal
6 18 (1.89%) Retail
7 13 (1.37%) Marketing
7 13 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.26%) Front Office
8 12 (1.26%) Games
9 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.84%) Electronics
10 8 (0.84%) Military
11 7 (0.74%) Law
11 7 (0.74%) Publishing
12 6 (0.63%) Automotive
13 5 (0.53%) Local Government
14 4 (0.42%) Advertising
15 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 243 (25.55%) Developer
2 90 (9.46%) Architect
3 48 (5.05%) Analyst
4 42 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (4.31%) Java Developer
5 41 (4.31%) User Researcher
6 39 (4.10%) Consultant
7 37 (3.89%) React Developer
7 37 (3.89%) Software Engineer
8 35 (3.68%) Lead Developer
8 35 (3.68%) Senior Developer
9 31 (3.26%) Data Engineer
10 29 (3.05%) Scrum Master
11 28 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.84%) Technical Architect
13 26 (2.73%) Cloud Architect
14 24 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
15 22 (2.31%) Project Manager
16 21 (2.21%) Business Analyst
17 19 (2.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.36%) Node.js
2 73 (7.68%) React
3 66 (6.94%) HTML
4 63 (6.62%) Web Services
5 62 (6.52%) REST
6 59 (6.20%) Kafka
7 56 (5.89%) CSS
8 54 (5.68%) .NET
9 49 (5.15%) XML
10 41 (4.31%) Spring Boot
11 36 (3.79%) Spring
12 34 (3.58%) RESTful
13 33 (3.47%) AngularJS
14 30 (3.15%) React Native
15 27 (2.84%) SOAP
16 26 (2.73%) gRPC
16 26 (2.73%) Redux
17 24 (2.52%) HTML5
18 21 (2.21%) JSON
19 20 (2.10%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.26%) User Experience
3 36 (3.79%) Hedge funds
4 33 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 33 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (2.84%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.63%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.10%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.68%) Reference Data
9 15 (1.58%) Derivative
10 13 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.26%) Blog
11 12 (1.26%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.16%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.05%) Equities
13 10 (1.05%) PKI
14 8 (0.84%) NHS
15 7 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 96 (10.09%) Windows
2 84 (8.83%) Linux
3 52 (5.47%) Unix
4 25 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.52%) Android
5 24 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.95%) Mac OS X
9 9 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.84%) Solaris
11 6 (0.63%) AIX
12 5 (0.53%) HPUX
12 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.42%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.32%) CentOS
14 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (46.27%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (27.66%) Coaching
3 221 (23.24%) DevOps
4 150 (15.77%) Scrum
5 131 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
6 126 (13.25%) Software Engineering
7 123 (12.93%) Test Automation
8 117 (12.30%) TDD
9 112 (11.78%) Microservices
10 85 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 84 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 75 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
13 72 (7.57%) SDLC
14 67 (7.05%) Analytics
14 67 (7.05%) Project Management
15 66 (6.94%) Open Source
16 62 (6.52%) BDD
17 61 (6.41%) Migration
17 61 (6.41%) Project Delivery
18 59 (6.20%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 246 (25.87%) Java
2 157 (16.51%) Python
3 147 (15.46%) JavaScript
4 133 (13.99%) SQL
5 55 (5.78%) PowerShell
6 53 (5.57%) C#
7 40 (4.21%) TypeScript
8 37 (3.89%) C
9 31 (3.26%) Ruby
9 31 (3.26%) Scala
10 25 (2.63%) Bash Shell
11 19 (2.00%) PHP
12 17 (1.79%) Java 8
13 15 (1.58%) C++
14 14 (1.47%) Perl
15 13 (1.37%) Kotlin
15 13 (1.37%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.26%) Go
16 12 (1.26%) R
17 11 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 130 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 111 (11.67%) Degree
4 38 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 29 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (2.42%) AWS Certification
7 20 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.37%) ISEB
8 13 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.05%) APMP
10 9 (0.95%) CISM
10 9 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (0.84%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.74%) MCSA
12 7 (0.74%) MCSE
12 7 (0.74%) Postgraduate
13 6 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.53%) HND
14 5 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (4.84%) QA
2 16 (1.68%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.26%) SLA
4 8 (0.84%) COBIT
4 8 (0.84%) NCSC
5 7 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.74%) PMO
6 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.53%) WCAG
7 4 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.21%) ECSS
9 2 (0.21%) RMADS
10 1 (0.11%) GxP
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (12.51%) Docker
2 38 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.68%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.05%) HDFS
6 8 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 7 (0.74%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.42%) XenApp
11 3 (0.32%) Firmware
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (0.32%) Snort
11 3 (0.32%) vSphere
12 2 (0.21%) NDS
12 2 (0.21%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.11%) LXC
13 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 112 (11.78%) Kubernetes
2 77 (8.10%) Terraform
3 53 (5.57%) Ansible
4 38 (4.00%) Puppet
5 36 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.16%) Salt
7 9 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.95%) SCCM
8 8 (0.84%) Kibana
9 7 (0.74%) Grafana
9 7 (0.74%) Nessus
10 6 (0.63%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.53%) Packer
11 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.42%) Consul
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 102 (10.73%) Microsoft
2 91 (9.57%) Oracle
3 76 (7.99%) Google
4 59 (6.20%) SAP
5 27 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (2.42%) VMware
7 20 (2.10%) Cisco
8 15 (1.58%) CheckPoint
8 15 (1.58%) Hortonworks
8 15 (1.58%) IBM
8 15 (1.58%) Tableau
9 14 (1.47%) HP
9 14 (1.47%) Splunk
10 12 (1.26%) webMethods
11 11 (1.16%) Ariba
11 11 (1.16%) Citrix
12 10 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.95%) Reuters
14 8 (0.84%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.84%) Sybase