Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 211 282
Rank change year-on-year -12 +71 +51
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,212 1,174 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.22% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.46% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 765 678
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -3.57% +10.19%
10th Percentile £313 £265 £234
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 14
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £35.00 £20.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +67.02% -28.05%
10th Percentile £14.39 £20.00 £18.26
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.77 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £40.00 £38.53
% change year-on-year -43.13% +3.83% +29.50%

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Top 15 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 24 February 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
England -12 1,102 £463 +8.82% 519
UK excluding London +13 729 £440 +10.00% 328
London -15 454 £500 +11.11% 226
South East -20 265 £475 +5.56% 78
North of England +26 184 £425 +13.33% 93
Midlands +14 84 £410 -3.53% 41
Yorkshire +39 83 £425 - 49
South West +17 81 £400 +5.26% 29
North West -4 69 £475 +31.03% 42
Scotland +7 61 £450 +20.00% 26
West Midlands +11 54 £425 -2.86% 28
North East +48 36 £425 +6.25% 2
Wales +19 32 £550 +22.22% 7
East Midlands -1 30 £375 -6.25% 13
East of England -39 23 £390 -7.14% 52

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 559 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 285 (23.51%) Finance
3 219 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
4 187 (15.43%) User Experience
5 160 (13.20%) Microsoft
5 160 (13.20%) Security Cleared
6 154 (12.71%) Degree
7 152 (12.54%) Scrum
8 147 (12.13%) Java
9 146 (12.05%) Project Management
10 143 (11.80%) SQL
11 138 (11.39%) JavaScript
12 129 (10.64%) Linux
13 124 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
14 114 (9.41%) SC Cleared
14 114 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
15 113 (9.32%) HTML
15 113 (9.32%) DevOps
16 111 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
17 109 (8.99%) Analytics
18 108 (8.91%) Windows
19 102 (8.42%) ITIL
20 100 (8.25%) Python
21 99 (8.17%) Git (software)
22 97 (8.00%) Relational Database
23 96 (7.92%) Web Services
23 96 (7.92%) Migration
24 92 (7.59%) User Stories
25 91 (7.51%) Jenkins
25 91 (7.51%) Software Engineering

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 50 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.56%) Confluence
3 19 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.16%) Apache
5 13 (1.07%) Jupyter
6 12 (0.99%) CMS
6 12 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.66%) nginx
7 8 (0.66%) SAS
8 7 (0.58%) Drupal
8 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.41%) JBoss
10 5 (0.41%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.33%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 66 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
4 28 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.90%) InVision
6 15 (1.24%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.66%) Flinto
9 6 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.33%) Vectorworks
11 3 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.25%) EngageOne
12 2 (0.17%) InDesign
12 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.83%) Elite 3E
3 8 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.41%) SAP PSCD
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.33%) Workfront
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.17%) HFM
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.083%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.083%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 114 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (4.70%) PaaS
4 55 (4.54%) IaaS
5 45 (3.71%) Office 365
6 24 (1.98%) SaaS
7 18 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (1.40%) Google Analytics
9 16 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (1.16%) GitHub
11 12 (0.99%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.91%) Serverless
13 10 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (0.83%) Route 53
14 9 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.74%) Slack
14 9 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
15 7 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.63%) Firewall
2 36 (2.97%) Internet
3 17 (1.40%) DNS
4 15 (1.24%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.07%) WAN
6 12 (0.99%) LAN
6 12 (0.99%) Network Security
7 11 (0.91%) Intranet
8 10 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
8 10 (0.83%) SAN
8 10 (0.83%) SMS
8 10 (0.83%) VPN
9 9 (0.74%) DHCP
9 9 (0.74%) Skype
10 7 (0.58%) VLAN
11 6 (0.50%) 3G
11 6 (0.50%) 4G
11 6 (0.50%) BIG-IP
12 5 (0.41%) SSL
12 5 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 83 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.13%) Big Data
4 40 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (2.81%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.39%) Hadoop
9 24 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.73%) Data Mining
10 21 (1.73%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.57%) HBase
12 16 (1.32%) MySQL
13 15 (1.24%) Event Store
14 14 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (1.07%) Apache Hive
15 13 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.91%) Power BI
17 9 (0.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 99 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 91 (7.51%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.95%) JIRA
4 32 (2.64%) Selenium
5 28 (2.31%) Axure RP
5 28 (2.31%) Subversion
6 25 (2.06%) Visual Studio
7 17 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 13 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.91%) Maven
9 11 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (0.91%) Rational Quality Manager
9 11 (0.91%) Rational Team Concert
10 10 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.74%) Jasmine
11 9 (0.74%) webpack
12 8 (0.66%) gulp
12 8 (0.66%) JUnit
12 8 (0.66%) NUnit
13 7 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 285 (23.51%) Finance
2 86 (7.10%) Banking
3 59 (4.87%) Marketing
4 46 (3.80%) Games
5 40 (3.30%) Legal
6 38 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.97%) Retail
8 25 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.32%) Investment Banking
10 15 (1.24%) Advertising
10 15 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 13 (1.07%) Law
12 12 (0.99%) Electronics
13 11 (0.91%) Back Office
13 11 (0.91%) Publishing
13 11 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.74%) Billing
15 7 (0.58%) Local Government
16 6 (0.50%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 208 (17.16%) Developer
2 185 (15.26%) Analyst
3 106 (8.75%) Designer
4 104 (8.58%) Business Analyst
5 102 (8.42%) Architect
6 75 (6.19%) Project Manager
7 53 (4.37%) UX Designer
8 40 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
9 38 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 35 (2.89%) Technical Architect
11 33 (2.72%) Consultant
12 32 (2.64%) UI Designer
13 31 (2.56%) Data Engineer
14 27 (2.23%) User Researcher
15 26 (2.15%) Senior Manager
16 25 (2.06%) Senior Developer
17 24 (1.98%) Digital Designer
18 23 (1.90%) Data Analyst
18 23 (1.90%) DBA
19 21 (1.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (9.32%) HTML
2 96 (7.92%) Web Services
3 90 (7.43%) CSS
4 86 (7.10%) REST
5 56 (4.62%) SOAP
6 47 (3.88%) .NET
6 47 (3.88%) JSON
7 44 (3.63%) XML
8 40 (3.30%) HTML5
9 36 (2.97%) jQuery
10 33 (2.72%) RESTful
11 31 (2.56%) AngularJS
12 29 (2.39%) Node.js
13 21 (1.73%) Kafka
14 20 (1.65%) Play Framework
14 20 (1.65%) React
15 18 (1.49%) Spring
16 16 (1.32%) .NET Framework
16 16 (1.32%) Pandas
16 16 (1.32%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 219 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (15.43%) User Experience
3 79 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.22%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 24 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.82%) Social Media
10 21 (1.73%) Data Centre
11 17 (1.40%) Public Cloud
12 12 (0.99%) Fintech
13 10 (0.83%) CMDB
14 9 (0.74%) Animation
15 8 (0.66%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.66%) Digital Wallet
15 8 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.66%) NHS
15 8 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 129 (10.64%) Linux
2 108 (8.91%) Windows
3 50 (4.13%) Unix
4 19 (1.57%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.32%) Android
5 16 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.07%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 7 (0.58%) SUSE
8 7 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 6 (0.50%) VMS
9 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.41%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.083%) AIX
12 1 (0.083%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (46.12%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (12.54%) Scrum
3 146 (12.05%) Project Management
4 124 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
5 113 (9.32%) DevOps
6 111 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 109 (8.99%) Analytics
8 102 (8.42%) ITIL
9 96 (7.92%) Migration
10 92 (7.59%) User Stories
11 91 (7.51%) Software Engineering
12 87 (7.18%) Coaching
13 84 (6.93%) Test Automation
14 76 (6.27%) Prototyping
14 76 (6.27%) TDD
15 75 (6.19%) Open Source
16 71 (5.86%) Continuous Improvement
17 70 (5.78%) Mentoring
18 68 (5.61%) Business Analysis
19 67 (5.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (12.13%) Java
2 143 (11.80%) SQL
3 138 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 100 (8.25%) Python
5 46 (3.80%) C#
6 45 (3.71%) Ruby
7 35 (2.89%) PL/SQL
8 32 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 30 (2.48%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.23%) PHP
10 27 (2.23%) R
11 16 (1.32%) Scala
12 15 (1.24%) C
13 12 (0.99%) Perl
14 11 (0.91%) C++
14 11 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.83%) XPath
16 8 (0.66%) ES6
16 8 (0.66%) VBA
17 7 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 160 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 154 (12.71%) Degree
3 114 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 27 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 27 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (1.49%) CISSP
7 16 (1.32%) ISEB
8 12 (0.99%) DBS Check
9 11 (0.91%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 10 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.74%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.74%) PMP
12 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.66%) MCP
12 8 (0.66%) MCTS
13 7 (0.58%) MCAD
13 7 (0.58%) MCSD
13 7 (0.58%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (7.26%) QA
2 34 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 31 (2.56%) GDPR
4 25 (2.06%) PMO
5 24 (1.98%) SLA
6 19 (1.57%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.66%) MiFID
7 8 (0.66%) PSD2
8 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.25%) GCP
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.17%) GxP
11 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.083%) WAI
11 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.14%) Docker
3 19 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.50%) HDFS
7 5 (0.41%) XenApp
8 4 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.33%) ProxySG
8 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.25%) vSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Firmware
10 2 (0.17%) Varnish
11 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.083%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.083%) NFS
Systems Management
1 71 (5.86%) Puppet
2 55 (4.54%) Ansible
3 39 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (1.90%) Terraform
5 20 (1.65%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.24%) Data Guard
6 15 (1.24%) Oracle Flashback
6 15 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.74%) SCCM
8 6 (0.50%) Consul
8 6 (0.50%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.41%) Packer
9 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.41%) WSUS
10 4 (0.33%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.33%) Mesos
10 4 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 160 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.34%) Oracle
3 45 (3.71%) Adobe
3 45 (3.71%) SAP
3 45 (3.71%) VMware
4 31 (2.56%) Tableau
5 30 (2.48%) Cisco
6 29 (2.39%) Google
7 24 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.82%) Cloudera
9 22 (1.82%) IBM
10 20 (1.65%) Citrix
11 19 (1.57%) CA
12 18 (1.49%) HP
13 17 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 14 (1.16%) CheckPoint
15 13 (1.07%) Hortonworks
16 12 (0.99%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.91%) Bloomberg