Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Collaborative Working skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 19 July 2018 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.

Collaborative Working
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 111 211
Rank change year-on-year -54 +100 +22
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 244 344 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 2.14% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.57% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 185 101
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £208
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.75 £37.25 £38.43
90th Percentile £63.75 £48.95 £58.29
England median hourly rate £28.00 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year -36.00% +12.18% +38.35%

Collaborative Working 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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,490 13,384 15,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.44% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,611 7,782 9,471
South East median daily rate £438 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +4.56% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 522 565
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% -15.79% +10.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.64 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.25 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Collaborative Working as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in the South East

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Collaborative Working in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in the South East

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the South East

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in the South East

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the South East

Collaborative Working
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Collaborative Working within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Hampshire -46 98 £475 +5.56% 16
Thames Valley -33 71 £450 +9.09% 30
Berkshire -19 32 £338 -18.18% 14
West Sussex +6 29 £470 +7.43% 6
Surrey -21 25 £513 +13.89% 15
Oxfordshire -13 23 £513 +13.89% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £450 +26.32% 8
East Sussex -4 7 £400 -5.33% 4
Kent +15 5 £375 +63.04% 5
Middlesex +6 3 £433 +23.57%
Home Counties - 1 £450 -
Collaborative Working
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Collaborative Working 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 South East region with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 94 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.54%) Scrum
3 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
4 52 (21.31%) Linux
5 50 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
6 47 (19.26%) DevOps
7 41 (16.80%) Windows
8 40 (16.39%) ITIL
9 35 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (13.11%) Java
10 32 (13.11%) VMware
10 32 (13.11%) Security Cleared
11 30 (12.30%) User Stories
11 30 (12.30%) Service Management
11 30 (12.30%) Oracle
12 29 (11.89%) Project Management
12 29 (11.89%) SC Cleared
13 28 (11.48%) Git (software)
13 28 (11.48%) Puppet
13 28 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
14 27 (11.07%) Analytics
15 26 (10.66%) Jenkins
15 26 (10.66%) Finance
16 25 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 25 (10.25%) PaaS
16 25 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (9.84%) Degree
18 23 (9.43%) Test Automation
19 22 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (9.02%) HP

Collaborative Working
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 13 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.51%) Jupyter
3 10 (4.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (2.87%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.05%) Confluence
5 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.64%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.64%) SAP EP
7 3 (1.23%) SAS
8 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.05%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.64%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (10.25%) PaaS
2 18 (7.38%) IaaS
3 17 (6.97%) Office 365
4 11 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.05%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (2.05%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (1.23%) GitHub
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.82%) IBM Blueworks
8 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.82%) SaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Slack
9 1 (0.41%) Trello
9 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.33%) Firewall
2 11 (4.51%) HTTP
2 11 (4.51%) PuTTY
2 11 (4.51%) WinSCP
3 7 (2.87%) Internet
3 7 (2.87%) LAN
3 7 (2.87%) WAN
4 6 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.05%) SAN
6 4 (1.64%) IMAP
6 4 (1.64%) POP3
6 4 (1.64%) SMTP
6 4 (1.64%) VLAN
7 3 (1.23%) SNMP
8 2 (0.82%) NAS
8 2 (0.82%) SMS
8 2 (0.82%) SSL
8 2 (0.82%) Wireless
9 1 (0.41%) DNS
9 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.97%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (4.51%) Data Mining
5 11 (4.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.87%) HBase
7 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.05%) DB2
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.23%) Big Data
10 3 (1.23%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.23%) MySQL
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 26 (10.66%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.74%) Selenium
5 13 (5.33%) Ant
5 13 (5.33%) Oracle APEX
6 12 (4.92%) HP UFT
7 11 (4.51%) Eclipse
7 11 (4.51%) LoadRunner
7 11 (4.51%) SoapUI
7 11 (4.51%) SpecFlow
7 11 (4.51%) TestNG
8 9 (3.69%) JIRA
9 7 (2.87%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.64%) GitLab
11 3 (1.23%) JUnit
11 3 (1.23%) Maven
12 2 (0.82%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.82%) Mockito
12 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (10.66%) Finance
2 17 (6.97%) Marketing
3 16 (6.56%) Games
4 11 (4.51%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.46%) Back Office
5 6 (2.46%) German Language
6 5 (2.05%) French Language
6 5 (2.05%) Publishing
7 4 (1.64%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.64%) Banking
8 3 (1.23%) Local Government
9 2 (0.82%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Billing
9 2 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (20.08%) Analyst
2 25 (10.25%) Architect
3 24 (9.84%) Developer
4 19 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 12 (4.92%) Project Manager
6 10 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
6 10 (4.10%) Data Scientist
7 9 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (3.69%) IT Manager
7 9 (3.69%) Service Manager
8 8 (3.28%) Designer
8 8 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (3.28%) SharePoint Developer
9 7 (2.87%) Business Process Analyst
9 7 (2.87%) Consultant
9 7 (2.87%) Process Analyst
10 6 (2.46%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.46%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.46%) Test Engineer
10 6 (2.46%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.38%) HTML
2 17 (6.97%) .NET
3 15 (6.15%) Web Services
4 14 (5.74%) RESTful
5 13 (5.33%) REST
6 12 (4.92%) SOAP
7 11 (4.51%) D3.js
7 11 (4.51%) Matplotlib
7 11 (4.51%) NumPy
7 11 (4.51%) Pandas
7 11 (4.51%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 11 (4.51%) Unreal Engine
7 11 (4.51%) XML
8 9 (3.69%) jQuery
8 9 (3.69%) JSON
9 8 (3.28%) Kafka
10 7 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (2.46%) React
12 5 (2.05%) Spring
13 4 (1.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 50 (20.49%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
3 21 (8.61%) User Experience
4 16 (6.56%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.87%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) PMI
9 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.82%) TM Forum
11 1 (0.41%) CMDB
11 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) iSeries
11 1 (0.41%) Life Science
11 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Social Media
11 1 (0.41%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.31%) Linux
2 41 (16.80%) Windows
3 18 (7.38%) Unix
4 13 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (4.92%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.05%) AIX
8 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.54%) Scrum
3 47 (19.26%) DevOps
4 40 (16.39%) ITIL
5 35 (14.34%) Problem-Solving
6 30 (12.30%) Service Management
6 30 (12.30%) User Stories
7 29 (11.89%) Project Management
8 27 (11.07%) Analytics
9 25 (10.25%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (9.43%) Test Automation
11 22 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.38%) Kanban
12 18 (7.38%) Software Engineering
13 17 (6.97%) Configuration Management
13 17 (6.97%) Data Analysis
13 17 (6.97%) Decision-Making
13 17 (6.97%) Open Source
14 16 (6.56%) Test Strategy
15 15 (6.15%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (13.11%) Java
2 21 (8.61%) Python
3 16 (6.56%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.15%) Ruby
4 15 (6.15%) SQL
5 13 (5.33%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.92%) F#
7 11 (4.51%) R
8 8 (3.28%) C
9 6 (2.46%) C#
10 5 (2.05%) Perl
10 5 (2.05%) PHP
11 4 (1.64%) ABAP
11 4 (1.64%) VBA
12 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.23%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.82%) C++
13 2 (0.82%) Groovy
14 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 32 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 24 (9.84%) Degree
4 18 (7.38%) ISEB
5 14 (5.74%) ISEB Practitioner
5 14 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (4.10%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.05%) DBS Check
7 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.64%) MCP
8 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.64%) PMP
9 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.41%) MCSE
11 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) QA
2 7 (2.87%) PMO
3 6 (2.46%) GDPR
3 6 (2.46%) SLA
4 3 (1.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (6.97%) vSphere
2 7 (2.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.87%) Docker
2 7 (2.87%) HDFS
2 7 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.05%) StorNext
5 1 (0.41%) KVM
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (11.48%) Puppet
2 14 (5.74%) HP ALM
3 13 (5.33%) Ansible
4 12 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.05%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.64%) Terraform
7 3 (1.23%) Grafana
8 2 (0.82%) Graphite
8 2 (0.82%) Kibana
9 1 (0.41%) Foglight
9 1 (0.41%) logstash
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.41%) Packer
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 54 (22.13%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.11%) VMware
3 30 (12.30%) Oracle
4 22 (9.02%) HP
5 14 (5.74%) IBM
6 13 (5.33%) Red Hat
6 13 (5.33%) SAP
7 12 (4.92%) Tableau
8 11 (4.51%) Software AG
8 11 (4.51%) webMethods
9 10 (4.10%) CA
10 8 (3.28%) Citrix
10 8 (3.28%) Google
10 8 (3.28%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.87%) Adobe
12 6 (2.46%) Cisco
12 6 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (2.05%) EMC
14 4 (1.64%) Ariba
14 4 (1.64%) Pega