Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 204 223
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 0
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 909 1,371 1,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.38% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.58% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 833 796
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +1.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £315
90th Percentile £631 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 22
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +30.00% -7.14%
10th Percentile £14.25 £16.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.92 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.22% +91.49% -42.68%

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 61,043 86,892 86,715
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.24% 87.32% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,677 57,443 57,977
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £284 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,025 2,210 2,067
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.70 £23.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.95% +2.71% -1.14%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.56 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Top 17 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 25 January 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 -9 792 £450 -5.26% 422
UK excluding London +22 570 £450 - 350
London -37 316 £475 -7.32% 119
South East +23 139 £500 +8.11% 85
North of England +4 127 £425 -5.56% 105
East of England +69 78 £469 +5.93% 20
North West +17 69 £419 -3.74% 60
Scotland +25 68 £450 - 31
Midlands +2 68 £450 - 52
South West +8 64 £465 +9.41% 40
West Midlands +1 52 £450 +5.88% 27
Yorkshire -2 37 £463 +4.82% 36
Wales +16 23 £478 +6.11% 18
North East +20 21 £425 -5.56% 10
East Midlands +11 16 £450 -14.29% 25
Northern Ireland +8 3 £95 -74.67%
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 380 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (21.78%) Finance
3 133 (14.63%) User Experience
4 123 (13.53%) Project Management
5 118 (12.98%) DevOps
6 108 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (11.55%) Security Cleared
8 104 (11.44%) Scrum
9 102 (11.22%) SQL
9 102 (11.22%) Microsoft
9 102 (11.22%) Public Sector
10 90 (9.90%) Azure
11 89 (9.79%) Java
12 88 (9.68%) Test Automation
13 86 (9.46%) AWS
14 84 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
15 83 (9.13%) JIRA
15 83 (9.13%) JavaScript
16 82 (9.02%) Git (software)
17 80 (8.80%) Python
17 80 (8.80%) Project Delivery
18 76 (8.36%) Jenkins
19 75 (8.25%) HTML
20 74 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
21 73 (8.03%) CSS
21 73 (8.03%) SC Cleared
21 73 (8.03%) Degree
22 72 (7.92%) User Stories
23 70 (7.70%) Analytics
23 70 (7.70%) SAP

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 26 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.20%) Confluence
3 11 (1.21%) CMS
4 8 (0.88%) Apache
4 8 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.77%) JBoss
5 7 (0.77%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.66%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.66%) WinCC
7 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.44%) IIS
8 4 (0.44%) nginx
9 3 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (3.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.76%) Photoshop
6 14 (1.54%) InVision
7 12 (1.32%) Sketch
8 10 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (1.10%) Adobe XD
9 8 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.55%) InDesign
10 5 (0.55%) SketchUp
10 5 (0.55%) XMetaL
11 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.11%) Houdini
13 1 (0.11%) Maya
13 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 6 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.22%) SAP CAR
7 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.11%) iTrent
8 1 (0.11%) Magento
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.11%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 90 (9.90%) Azure
2 86 (9.46%) AWS
3 35 (3.85%) Office 365
4 24 (2.64%) Power Platform
5 21 (2.31%) GCP
6 18 (1.98%) SaaS
7 13 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
8 12 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (1.32%) GitHub
9 10 (1.10%) OpenShift
10 8 (0.88%) Apigee
10 8 (0.88%) Serverless
10 8 (0.88%) Slack
11 7 (0.77%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.66%) Google Analytics
12 6 (0.66%) PaaS
13 5 (0.55%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.54%) HTTP
2 13 (1.43%) WAN
3 11 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.21%) VPN
4 9 (0.99%) Firewall
4 9 (0.99%) LAN
5 8 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (0.88%) Skype
6 7 (0.77%) SSL
6 7 (0.77%) VoIP
6 7 (0.77%) Wireless
7 6 (0.66%) Bluetooth
7 6 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.55%) Broadband
8 5 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (0.44%) DNS
9 4 (0.44%) Network Security
9 4 (0.44%) SSH
10 3 (0.33%) Intranet
10 3 (0.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.75%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (2.20%) Big Data
4 20 (2.20%) NoSQL
5 19 (2.09%) Power BI
6 14 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.32%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.21%) Impala
9 11 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.99%) Data Lake
10 9 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.88%) MySQL
12 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (0.55%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.44%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.44%) BigQuery
14 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 83 (9.13%) JIRA
2 82 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 76 (8.36%) Jenkins
4 29 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 26 (2.86%) Maven
6 25 (2.75%) Selenium
7 19 (2.09%) Cucumber
7 19 (2.09%) Gradle
7 19 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.54%) Axure RP
8 14 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (1.43%) JUnit
10 11 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.21%) CircleCI
11 10 (1.10%) GitLab
11 10 (1.10%) SoapUI
11 10 (1.10%) Travis CI
12 8 (0.88%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.77%) gulp
General
1 198 (21.78%) Finance
2 102 (11.22%) Public Sector
3 40 (4.40%) Marketing
4 36 (3.96%) Banking
5 34 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.31%) Electronics
6 21 (2.31%) Legal
7 20 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.98%) Retail
9 12 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 11 (1.21%) Police
11 10 (1.10%) Games
11 10 (1.10%) Law
12 9 (0.99%) Back Office
12 9 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.99%) Publishing
13 7 (0.77%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.77%) Local Government
14 5 (0.55%) German Language
15 4 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 158 (17.38%) Developer
2 125 (13.75%) Analyst
3 82 (9.02%) Designer
4 68 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 67 (7.37%) Architect
6 47 (5.17%) Consultant
7 45 (4.95%) UX Designer
8 34 (3.74%) Project Manager
9 33 (3.63%) Programme Manager
10 31 (3.41%) Senior Developer
11 27 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (2.64%) Digital Designer
13 22 (2.42%) Software Engineer
14 21 (2.31%) DevOps Engineer
15 17 (1.87%) Data Analyst
16 15 (1.65%) Data Engineer
16 15 (1.65%) Digital UX Designer
16 15 (1.65%) Product Owner
17 14 (1.54%) Backend Developer
17 14 (1.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (8.25%) HTML
2 73 (8.03%) CSS
3 55 (6.05%) Web Services
4 50 (5.50%) .NET
5 37 (4.07%) RESTful
6 36 (3.96%) XML
7 34 (3.74%) HTML5
8 32 (3.52%) AngularJS
8 32 (3.52%) Spring
9 28 (3.08%) REST
10 25 (2.75%) JSON
11 21 (2.31%) Node.js
12 19 (2.09%) jQuery
12 19 (2.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (1.98%) ASP.NET
13 18 (1.98%) J2EE
14 16 (1.76%) .NET Framework
15 15 (1.65%) React
15 15 (1.65%) Spring Batch
16 14 (1.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 133 (14.63%) User Experience
2 84 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 33 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.09%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.43%) Learning Management System
10 11 (1.21%) Robotics
10 11 (1.21%) SCADA
11 10 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.10%) CMDB
11 10 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.10%) NHS
11 10 (1.10%) Replication
12 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.88%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.77%) Clustering
13 7 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 65 (7.15%) Windows
2 56 (6.16%) Linux
3 23 (2.53%) Apple iOS
4 20 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.76%) Android
5 16 (1.76%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.54%) Unix
7 9 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.44%) AIX
9 4 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (13.53%) Project Management
3 118 (12.98%) DevOps
4 108 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
5 104 (11.44%) Scrum
6 88 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 80 (8.80%) Project Delivery
8 74 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (7.92%) User Stories
10 70 (7.70%) Analytics
11 67 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (6.82%) Migration
13 60 (6.60%) Software Engineering
14 59 (6.49%) ITIL
15 54 (5.94%) TDD
16 53 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
17 51 (5.61%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
18 49 (5.39%) Decision-Making
19 44 (4.84%) Business Analysis
20 43 (4.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (11.22%) SQL
2 89 (9.79%) Java
3 83 (9.13%) JavaScript
4 80 (8.80%) Python
5 46 (5.06%) C#
6 28 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 25 (2.75%) Ruby
9 24 (2.64%) C
10 20 (2.20%) Perl
11 17 (1.87%) C++
12 14 (1.54%) Apple Swift
12 14 (1.54%) Scala
13 12 (1.32%) PHP
13 12 (1.32%) R
14 11 (1.21%) Objective-C
14 11 (1.21%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.99%) Java 8
16 8 (0.88%) Embedded C
17 7 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (11.55%) Security Cleared
2 73 (8.03%) Degree
2 73 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (1.87%) DV Cleared
4 13 (1.43%) ISEB
5 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.55%) CCNP
8 5 (0.55%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.55%) IIBA
9 4 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.44%) PMP
10 3 (0.33%) CCNA
10 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.33%) MBA
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.61%) QA
2 22 (2.42%) WCAG
3 21 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 19 (2.09%) SLA
5 14 (1.54%) PMO
6 9 (0.99%) GDPR
7 4 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.22%) NIST
10 1 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.11%) COREP
10 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) EMIR
10 1 (0.11%) FINREP
10 1 (0.11%) IFRS
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
10 1 (0.11%) NEBOSH
10 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 40 (4.40%) Docker
2 34 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.55%) Firmware
5 5 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.44%) HDFS
6 4 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 34 (3.74%) Puppet
2 33 (3.63%) Ansible
3 28 (3.08%) Terraform
4 26 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 17 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
6 10 (1.10%) Salt
7 9 (0.99%) Avamar
8 8 (0.88%) Grafana
8 8 (0.88%) Kibana
9 6 (0.66%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.66%) SCCM
10 5 (0.55%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.44%) Istio
11 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.44%) Nagios
11 4 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 4 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 70 (7.70%) SAP
3 63 (6.93%) Oracle
4 37 (4.07%) Adobe
5 27 (2.97%) VMware
6 18 (1.98%) Google
6 18 (1.98%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.87%) Cisco
7 17 (1.87%) hybris
8 14 (1.54%) Tableau
9 11 (1.21%) Cloudera
9 11 (1.21%) Workday
10 10 (1.10%) EMC
11 9 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.77%) Apple
12 7 (0.77%) Blue Prism
12 7 (0.77%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.77%) Gigya
12 7 (0.77%) UiPath