Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Resource Allocation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Resource Allocation over the 6 months to 14 December 2017 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.

Resource Allocation
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 683 686 689
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -47
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 181 163 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 108 121
England median daily rate £375 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.12% -6.86%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £595 £638 £750
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
England median hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +48.61% -55.83%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.58 £16.43
90th Percentile £23.75 £40.53 £62.88
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.89% +48.61% -55.83%

Resource Allocation 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 80470 80635 85371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.16% 82.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54303 53686 56383
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1821 2142 2548
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.41 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +10.67% +16.09%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.28 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

Resource Allocation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Resource Allocation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Resource Allocation in England

Resource Allocation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Resource Allocation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Resource Allocation in England

Resource Allocation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Resource Allocation in England over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Resource Allocation in England

Resource Allocation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Resource Allocation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Resource Allocation in England

Resource Allocation
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 Resource Allocation within the England region over the 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 -7 71 £525 +10.53% 5
South East +26 64 £325 -20.00% 3
Midlands +20 21 £363 -9.38%
West Midlands +23 13 £375 -6.25%
East of England -14 12 - -
North of England +26 8 £420 +15.86% 3
East Midlands +10 8 £308 -50.80%
North West -10 5 £513 +65.32% 1
South West -7 4 £291 +5.82%
Yorkshire +24 3 £255 -49.00% 2
Resource Allocation
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Resource Allocation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Resource Allocation.

1 64 (35.36%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 61 (33.70%) Project Management
3 53 (29.28%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (24.31%) Degree
5 43 (23.76%) Project Planning
5 43 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (23.76%) PMP
5 43 (23.76%) PMI Certification
6 40 (22.10%) PMI
6 40 (22.10%) Finance
7 39 (21.55%) Manufacturing
8 36 (19.89%) PRINCE2
9 34 (18.78%) Change Management
10 31 (17.13%) Computer Science
10 31 (17.13%) QA
11 30 (16.57%) Mentoring
12 29 (16.02%) Master's Degree
13 28 (15.47%) Telecoms
14 21 (11.60%) SQL
15 20 (11.05%) PMO
16 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
17 17 (9.39%) Unix
17 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Project
17 17 (9.39%) Microsoft
17 17 (9.39%) Risk Management
17 17 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
19 15 (8.29%) Change Control
19 15 (8.29%) Programme Management
19 15 (8.29%) Migration

Resource Allocation
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 19 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.18%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.66%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.18%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) Google Play
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) Internet
2 5 (2.76%) LAN
2 5 (2.76%) WAN
3 4 (2.21%) SAN
4 3 (1.66%) DNS
4 3 (1.66%) SMS
4 3 (1.66%) WLAN
5 2 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.10%) Firewall
5 2 (1.10%) LDAP
5 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.10%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.55%) 3G
6 1 (0.55%) Intranet
6 1 (0.55%) MPLS
6 1 (0.55%) NAS
6 1 (0.55%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.55%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.18%) Big Data
2 12 (6.63%) Apache Hive
2 12 (6.63%) Hadoop
2 12 (6.63%) HBase
2 12 (6.63%) IBM BigInsights
2 12 (6.63%) Sqoop
3 3 (1.66%) GIS
4 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.55%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.42%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.10%) JIRA
4 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
General
1 40 (22.10%) Finance
2 39 (21.55%) Manufacturing
3 28 (15.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.42%) Banking
5 7 (3.87%) Marketing
6 5 (2.76%) Automotive
6 5 (2.76%) Back Office
6 5 (2.76%) Legal
6 5 (2.76%) Publishing
7 4 (2.21%) Retail
8 2 (1.10%) Games
9 1 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.55%) Front Office
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Law
9 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (43.09%) Project Manager
2 12 (6.63%) Administrator
2 12 (6.63%) IT Manager
3 10 (5.52%) Hadoop Administrator
4 9 (4.97%) Analyst
4 9 (4.97%) Infrastructure Manager
4 9 (4.97%) Programme Manager
5 8 (4.42%) Coordinator
5 8 (4.42%) QA Manager
6 7 (3.87%) Business Analyst
6 7 (3.87%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (3.87%) Project Coordinator
6 7 (3.87%) Senior Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Data Centre Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Data Centre Project Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Delivery Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Senior Project Manager
7 6 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (3.31%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) Kafka
2 6 (3.31%) Web Services
3 3 (1.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 53 (29.28%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (22.10%) PMI
3 31 (17.13%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.97%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.42%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.21%) CESG
7 3 (1.66%) Handset
7 3 (1.66%) User Experience
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.55%) PKI
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.39%) Unix
2 13 (7.18%) Linux
3 12 (6.63%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.97%) Windows
5 6 (3.31%) Solaris
6 3 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (1.10%) HPUX
8 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (35.36%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 61 (33.70%) Project Management
3 43 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (23.76%) Project Planning
4 36 (19.89%) PRINCE2
5 34 (18.78%) Change Management
6 30 (16.57%) Mentoring
7 17 (9.39%) Risk Management
7 17 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (8.29%) Change Control
8 15 (8.29%) Migration
8 15 (8.29%) Programme Management
9 13 (7.18%) Manufacturing Engineering
10 12 (6.63%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.63%) MapReduce
11 9 (4.97%) Process Improvement
12 8 (4.42%) SDLC
12 8 (4.42%) Software Testing
12 8 (4.42%) System Testing
12 8 (4.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.60%) SQL
2 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
3 5 (2.76%) C
4 3 (1.66%) Java
5 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (24.31%) Degree
2 43 (23.76%) PMI Certification
2 43 (23.76%) PMP
3 29 (16.02%) Master's Degree
4 16 (8.84%) Security Cleared
5 11 (6.08%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.97%) ISEB
7 8 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.66%) APMP
9 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.10%) ACSA
10 2 (1.10%) CCNA
10 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.10%) MCSE
10 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.55%) MCITP
11 1 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (17.13%) QA
2 20 (11.05%) PMO
3 6 (3.31%) SLA
4 5 (2.76%) GDPR
5 4 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.66%) COBIT
7 2 (1.10%) Data Quality
7 2 (1.10%) MiFID
8 1 (0.55%) P3O
8 1 (0.55%) PSD2
8 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (6.63%) Apache Flume
1 12 (6.63%) HDFS
2 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.66%) vSphere
4 2 (1.10%) NFS
4 2 (1.10%) Samba
4 2 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) XenApp
5 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Ambari
1 12 (6.63%) Control-M
1 12 (6.63%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
4 1 (0.55%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.73%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.63%) IBM
4 8 (4.42%) Oracle
5 6 (3.31%) Cisco
6 4 (2.21%) Google
6 4 (2.21%) Remedy
6 4 (2.21%) VMware
7 3 (1.66%) Hitachi
7 3 (1.66%) HP
7 3 (1.66%) Juniper
7 3 (1.66%) Mitel
7 3 (1.66%) SAP
7 3 (1.66%) Symantec
7 3 (1.66%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.10%) Apple
8 2 (1.10%) Citrix
8 2 (1.10%) Sun
8 2 (1.10%) Sybase
8 2 (1.10%) Veritas