Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 7 April 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.

Collaborative Working
UK
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 192 216
Rank change year-on-year +6 +24 -6
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 854 1,386 1,304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.43% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.64% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 888 853
Median daily rate £466 £475 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +2.48% +9.06%
10th Percentile £313 £311 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 28
Median hourly rate £29.83 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +27.27% +3.77%
10th Percentile £17.58 £14.55 £12.22
90th Percentile £46.96 £48.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.71 £37.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -19.70% +100.00% -39.84%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 51,606 84,575 88,128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.89% 87.25% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,807 56,038 58,320
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £289
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +2.33% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,854 2,143 2,213
Median hourly rate £25.53 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.21 £50.20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.49 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.21% +6.77% -12.00%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Collaborative Working as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working.

Daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working.

Hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Top 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 7 April 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
England +6 733 £473 -0.53% 294
UK excluding London +42 516 £450 - 208
London -21 311 £500 -2.44% 98
North of England +46 134 £450 - 41
South East +23 101 £500 +11.11% 38
North West +50 75 £425 - 20
Midlands +26 71 £445 -1.11% 50
Scotland +33 66 £450 +5.88% 6
South West +35 64 £480 +12.94% 31
East of England +48 52 £463 -9.76% 35
Yorkshire +22 45 £488 +8.33% 16
West Midlands +12 43 £400 -5.88% 31
East Midlands +37 28 £450 -14.29% 19
Work from Home -5 28 £500 -4.31% 27
Wales +34 26 £490 +3.16% 8
North East +23 15 £450 - 5
Northern Ireland +11 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 351 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (22.37%) Finance
3 129 (15.11%) Scrum
4 123 (14.40%) User Experience
4 123 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
5 117 (13.70%) Security Cleared
6 109 (12.76%) SQL
7 106 (12.41%) Project Management
8 104 (12.18%) DevOps
9 98 (11.48%) Git (software)
9 98 (11.48%) Public Sector
10 97 (11.36%) Microsoft
11 95 (11.12%) Azure
12 94 (11.01%) Java
13 93 (10.89%) AWS
14 89 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
14 89 (10.42%) Jenkins
15 84 (9.84%) Python
16 82 (9.60%) JIRA
17 81 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 79 (9.25%) JavaScript
18 79 (9.25%) SC Cleared
19 78 (9.13%) Migration
20 75 (8.78%) Project Delivery
21 73 (8.55%) Test Automation
22 72 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
22 72 (8.43%) Software Engineering
23 69 (8.08%) HTML
24 66 (7.73%) Degree
25 62 (7.26%) Oracle

Collaborative Working
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 32 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.76%) Confluence
3 10 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 8 (0.94%) CMS
5 7 (0.82%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.70%) WinCC
7 4 (0.47%) IIS
8 3 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.35%) Commerce Server
8 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) nginx
9 2 (0.23%) SAS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 46 (5.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.64%) InVision
5 13 (1.52%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (1.17%) Photoshop
7 10 (1.17%) Sketch
8 7 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.59%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.35%) SketchUp
11 3 (0.35%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.23%) Figma
13 1 (0.12%) Houdini
13 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.12%) Maya
13 1 (0.12%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 13 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.12%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.12%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.12%) Azure
2 93 (10.89%) AWS
3 43 (5.04%) Office 365
4 29 (3.40%) Power Platform
5 20 (2.34%) GCP
6 19 (2.22%) GitHub
7 17 (1.99%) SaaS
8 16 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (1.76%) OneDrive
10 10 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.05%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.94%) Serverless
13 7 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.82%) Apigee
13 7 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.82%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.70%) G Suite
14 6 (0.70%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.59%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.87%) HTTP
2 13 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.05%) SSL
4 8 (0.94%) Internet
4 8 (0.94%) Skype
4 8 (0.94%) VPN
5 7 (0.82%) Firewall
5 7 (0.82%) LAN
5 7 (0.82%) VoIP
5 7 (0.82%) WAN
6 6 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.59%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.59%) Intranet
8 4 (0.47%) Network Security
8 4 (0.47%) RTMP
8 4 (0.47%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (0.35%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.51%) Big Data
3 26 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.04%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.34%) NoSQL
5 18 (2.11%) Power BI
6 11 (1.29%) Impala
7 9 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.59%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.59%) FileMaker
12 4 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.47%) MySQL
13 3 (0.35%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 98 (11.48%) Git (software)
2 89 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 82 (9.60%) JIRA
4 28 (3.28%) Maven
4 28 (3.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 23 (2.69%) CircleCI
6 21 (2.46%) Gradle
7 20 (2.34%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.87%) Selenium
9 15 (1.76%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.64%) GitLab
10 14 (1.64%) Travis CI
11 13 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 11 (1.29%) JUnit
13 10 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.05%) Axure RP
14 9 (1.05%) SonarQube
15 8 (0.94%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.94%) gulp
16 5 (0.59%) SpecFlow
General
1 191 (22.37%) Finance
2 98 (11.48%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.80%) Marketing
4 35 (4.10%) Banking
5 24 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.87%) Retail
7 15 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.52%) Electronics
8 13 (1.52%) Legal
9 11 (1.29%) Law
9 11 (1.29%) Publishing
10 9 (1.05%) Back Office
10 9 (1.05%) Games
11 7 (0.82%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.82%) Local Government
12 6 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.70%) Police
13 5 (0.59%) Advertising
13 5 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 173 (20.26%) Developer
2 108 (12.65%) Analyst
3 74 (8.67%) Designer
4 61 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 59 (6.91%) Architect
6 53 (6.21%) Consultant
7 43 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 34 (3.98%) UX Designer
9 28 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
11 25 (2.93%) Senior Developer
12 22 (2.58%) Digital Designer
12 22 (2.58%) Programme Manager
13 19 (2.22%) Software Engineer
14 18 (2.11%) Data Analyst
15 17 (1.99%) Product Owner
16 16 (1.87%) Java Developer
16 16 (1.87%) React Developer
17 15 (1.76%) iOS Developer
17 15 (1.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (8.08%) HTML
2 60 (7.03%) Web Services
3 52 (6.09%) .NET
3 52 (6.09%) CSS
4 49 (5.74%) Node.js
5 37 (4.33%) RESTful
6 34 (3.98%) AngularJS
7 31 (3.63%) React
8 29 (3.40%) HTML5
9 27 (3.16%) Spring
10 26 (3.04%) REST
11 22 (2.58%) XML
12 20 (2.34%) .NET Framework
13 19 (2.22%) J2EE
14 17 (1.99%) JSON
14 17 (1.99%) Spring Batch
14 17 (1.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 16 (1.87%) PySpark
16 15 (1.76%) GraphQL
16 15 (1.76%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 123 (14.40%) User Experience
2 89 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (3.98%) Management Information System
4 26 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 22 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.52%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.05%) NHS
9 9 (1.05%) Robotics
10 8 (0.94%) SCADA
11 7 (0.82%) W3C
12 5 (0.59%) Animation
12 5 (0.59%) CMDB
12 5 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.59%) Social Media
12 5 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.91%) Windows
2 39 (4.57%) Linux
3 29 (3.40%) Apple iOS
4 27 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 20 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 14 (1.64%) Android
8 7 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.70%) Unix
10 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.23%) AIX
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (15.11%) Scrum
3 123 (14.40%) Problem-Solving
4 106 (12.41%) Project Management
5 104 (12.18%) DevOps
6 81 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (9.13%) Migration
8 75 (8.78%) Project Delivery
9 73 (8.55%) Test Automation
10 72 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
10 72 (8.43%) Software Engineering
11 62 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (7.26%) TDD
12 60 (7.03%) User Stories
13 58 (6.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (6.44%) Analytics
15 51 (5.97%) Kanban
16 49 (5.74%) ITIL
17 45 (5.27%) Change Management
18 43 (5.04%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 109 (12.76%) SQL
2 94 (11.01%) Java
3 84 (9.84%) Python
4 79 (9.25%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.62%) C#
6 37 (4.33%) PowerShell
7 29 (3.40%) Bash Shell
8 27 (3.16%) Ruby
9 25 (2.93%) C
10 23 (2.69%) Perl
11 21 (2.46%) Apple Swift
12 20 (2.34%) C++
13 19 (2.22%) Scala
14 17 (1.99%) Objective-C
15 13 (1.52%) VBA
16 12 (1.41%) R
17 9 (1.05%) Go
18 7 (0.82%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.82%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 117 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 66 (7.73%) Degree
4 27 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 11 (1.29%) ISEB
7 10 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.94%) CISSP
9 7 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
10 5 (0.59%) CISM
10 5 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (0.47%) CCNP
11 4 (0.47%) CRISC
11 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.35%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.35%) MBA
12 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.23%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.62%) QA
2 19 (2.22%) GDPR
3 18 (2.11%) WCAG
4 14 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 11 (1.29%) SLA
6 10 (1.17%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.23%) IFRS
7 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) EMIR
8 1 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.12%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 56 (6.56%) Docker
2 29 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.59%) Firmware
5 5 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.59%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (5.39%) Kubernetes
2 40 (4.68%) Ansible
3 32 (3.75%) Puppet
4 31 (3.63%) Terraform
5 21 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
6 14 (1.64%) Salt
7 11 (1.29%) Kibana
8 9 (1.05%) Grafana
9 6 (0.70%) Prometheus
9 6 (0.70%) Rancher
10 5 (0.59%) SCCM
11 4 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.47%) Istio
11 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.47%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.35%) Avamar
12 3 (0.35%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 97 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.26%) Oracle
3 56 (6.56%) SAP
4 28 (3.28%) Adobe
5 25 (2.93%) VMware
6 19 (2.22%) Google
7 18 (2.11%) hybris
8 16 (1.87%) Cloudera
8 16 (1.87%) Tableau
9 14 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.29%) Cisco
11 10 (1.17%) Atlassian
12 9 (1.05%) Apple
12 9 (1.05%) Gigya
13 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.94%) StreamSets
13 8 (0.94%) Workday
14 6 (0.70%) Citrix
14 6 (0.70%) UiPath
15 5 (0.59%) CheckPoint