Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 15 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.

Mentorship
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 123 118
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5 -22
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 122 107 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 1.65% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 74 102
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +26.67%
10th Percentile £358 £319 £314
90th Percentile £645 £614 £631
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £55.00 £31.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.23% - -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £25.92 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.42% -13.60% +30.43%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4626 5474 7061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.44% 84.37% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2986 3555 4335
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £253
90th Percentile £595 £571 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 159 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £24.43 £30.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -18.77% +69.44%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.23 £12.49
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.95 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Mentoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in the North West

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mentoring in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mentoring in the North West

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring in the North West over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mentoring in the North West

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mentoring in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mentoring in the North West

Mentoring
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mentoring within the North West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Manchester +13 58 £425 +3.03% 48
Lancashire +31 35 £535 +3.13% 5
Cheshire +4 22 £535 +9.74% 11
Merseyside +4 4 £425 -5.56% 4
Cumbria - 1 - -
Mentoring
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring 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 North West region with a requirement for Mentoring.

1 75 (61.48%) Coaching
2 53 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (42.62%) Software Engineering
4 49 (40.16%) Test Automation
5 47 (38.52%) Linux
5 47 (38.52%) Microservices
6 46 (37.70%) Git (software)
7 44 (36.07%) TDD
8 42 (34.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (32.79%) JIRA
10 39 (31.97%) MySQL
10 39 (31.97%) Slack
10 39 (31.97%) Confluence
11 37 (30.33%) BDD
12 36 (29.51%) User Stories
13 35 (28.69%) SQL
14 34 (27.87%) Java
14 34 (27.87%) Scrum
15 33 (27.05%) MongoDB
16 32 (26.23%) Node.js
16 32 (26.23%) Jenkins
16 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
16 32 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (25.41%) Open Source
18 29 (23.77%) REST
18 29 (23.77%) SFIA
19 28 (22.95%) NoSQL
19 28 (22.95%) DevOps
20 27 (22.13%) Kanban
20 27 (22.13%) PostgreSQL

Mentoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 39 (31.97%) Confluence
2 17 (13.93%) nginx
3 4 (3.28%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) IIS
4 2 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.82%) CICS
5 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 39 (31.97%) Slack
2 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.46%) PaaS
5 3 (2.46%) SaaS
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.64%) Serverless
7 1 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.11%) HTTP
2 2 (1.64%) Broadband
2 2 (1.64%) DHCP
2 2 (1.64%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.64%) LLU
2 2 (1.64%) SAN
2 2 (1.64%) SSL
2 2 (1.64%) VoIP
2 2 (1.64%) VPN
3 1 (0.82%) SMS
3 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.97%) MySQL
2 33 (27.05%) MongoDB
3 28 (22.95%) NoSQL
4 27 (22.13%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (13.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (8.20%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.82%) Big Data
8 1 (0.82%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.82%) Redis
8 1 (0.82%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.82%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 46 (37.70%) Git (software)
2 40 (32.79%) JIRA
3 32 (26.23%) Jenkins
4 24 (19.67%) Cucumber
5 16 (13.11%) SonarQube
6 11 (9.02%) Jasmine
6 11 (9.02%) JUnit
7 3 (2.46%) gulp
8 2 (1.64%) ERwin
8 2 (1.64%) Mocha
8 2 (1.64%) Subversion
9 1 (0.82%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.82%) Grunt
9 1 (0.82%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.82%) JMeter
9 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.82%) Selenium
9 1 (0.82%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Back Office
2 7 (5.74%) Games
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Electronics
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Developer
2 18 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Software Engineer
4 14 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 13 (10.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 13 (10.66%) Senior DevOps
5 13 (10.66%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 12 (9.84%) Architect
7 11 (9.02%) Java Engineer
7 11 (9.02%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (9.02%) Software Developer
8 10 (8.20%) Java Software Engineer
8 10 (8.20%) Scrum Master
9 9 (7.38%) Agile Scrum Master
9 9 (7.38%) Technical Leader
10 8 (6.56%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 7 (5.74%) Technical Architect
12 6 (4.92%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (26.23%) Node.js
2 29 (23.77%) REST
3 16 (13.11%) .NET
4 10 (8.20%) WPF
5 9 (7.38%) Velocity
5 9 (7.38%) WinForms
6 8 (6.56%) Web Services
7 6 (4.92%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (4.10%) CSS
8 5 (4.10%) HTML
9 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.46%) Ajax
10 3 (2.46%) J2EE
10 3 (2.46%) Middleware
11 2 (1.64%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.64%) jQuery
11 2 (1.64%) LAMP
11 2 (1.64%) RESTful
11 2 (1.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Clustering
2 9 (7.38%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.28%) User Experience
3 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.64%) Blog
5 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.64%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) PMI
6 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.52%) Linux
2 42 (34.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.46%) Windows
4 2 (1.64%) CentOS
4 2 (1.64%) Unix
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (61.48%) Coaching
2 53 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (42.62%) Software Engineering
4 49 (40.16%) Test Automation
5 47 (38.52%) Microservices
6 44 (36.07%) TDD
7 37 (30.33%) BDD
8 36 (29.51%) User Stories
9 34 (27.87%) Scrum
10 32 (26.23%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (25.41%) Open Source
12 29 (23.77%) SFIA
13 28 (22.95%) DevOps
14 27 (22.13%) Kanban
15 23 (18.85%) SDLC
16 18 (14.75%) Continuous Delivery
17 16 (13.11%) Configuration Management
18 14 (11.48%) Load Balancing
18 14 (11.48%) Static Code Analysis
19 8 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) SQL
2 34 (27.87%) Java
3 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
4 19 (15.57%) Python
5 16 (13.11%) Bash Shell
6 15 (12.30%) C#
7 10 (8.20%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.92%) Perl
9 5 (4.10%) VB
10 4 (3.28%) VBA
10 4 (3.28%) X++
11 2 (1.64%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.64%) ES6
11 2 (1.64%) PHP
11 2 (1.64%) Ruby
12 1 (0.82%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.82%) COBOL
12 1 (0.82%) Erlang
12 1 (0.82%) Groovy
12 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (8.20%) PMI Certification
2 9 (7.38%) PMP
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.64%) APMG
4 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.64%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) OCPJP
4 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.82%) CCIE
5 1 (0.82%) CCNA
5 1 (0.82%) CCNP
5 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) COBIT
2 2 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.82%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
3 1 (0.82%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (13.11%) Docker
2 8 (6.56%) Xen
3 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.75%) Puppet
2 10 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.92%) Ansible
4 6 (4.92%) Terraform
5 5 (4.10%) Rancher
6 3 (2.46%) SCCM
7 2 (1.64%) Nagios
8 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.82%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
1 13 (10.66%) Red Hat
2 5 (4.10%) Curam
2 5 (4.10%) VMware
3 3 (2.46%) Cisco
4 2 (1.64%) Citrix
4 2 (1.64%) Ericsson
4 2 (1.64%) Huawei
4 2 (1.64%) Juniper
4 2 (1.64%) Pega
5 1 (0.82%) ATG
5 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.82%) SAP
5 1 (0.82%) Zend