Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 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.

Collaborative Working
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 222 239 277
Rank change year-on-year +17 +38 +72
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1230 1097 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.07% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 682 665
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £246
90th Percentile £656 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 14
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.19% +16.48% -23.53%
10th Percentile £11.98 £20.50 £18.29
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.77 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -36.00% -6.25% +33.33%

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 87300 86207 93084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.96% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58318 56952 60427
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2337 2766
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.30 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +18.75%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 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
England +14 1126 £450 +5.88% 270
UK excluding London +21 737 £425 +6.25% 189
London +13 468 £488 +8.33% 103
South East +21 304 £475 +15.15% 40
North of England -8 146 £425 +13.33% 67
South West +52 94 £400 +4.92% 13
Midlands +18 78 £425 - 13
Yorkshire -1 65 £425 -1.16% 39
Scotland +13 62 £444 +34.47% 16
West Midlands +25 55 £425 - 8
North West -10 53 £525 +44.83% 26
North East +24 34 £425 +25.00% 2
East of England -29 30 £431 -9.21% 34
Wales +15 27 £525 +16.67% 5
East Midlands -7 24 £385 -11.75% 5

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Collaborative Working also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Collaborative Working.

1 544 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (24.88%) Finance
3 196 (15.93%) Security Cleared
4 190 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
5 176 (14.31%) User Experience
6 173 (14.07%) Project Management
7 166 (13.50%) Scrum
8 165 (13.41%) Java
9 152 (12.36%) Degree
10 151 (12.28%) HTML
11 148 (12.03%) JavaScript
12 144 (11.71%) SQL
13 137 (11.14%) CSS
14 130 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 125 (10.16%) Microsoft
16 114 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (8.70%) Change Management
17 107 (8.70%) Banking
18 106 (8.62%) Git (software)
19 103 (8.37%) Test Automation
19 103 (8.37%) TDD
20 100 (8.13%) Linux
20 100 (8.13%) SC Cleared
21 98 (7.97%) Migration
21 98 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
22 97 (7.89%) Oracle
23 93 (7.56%) User Stories
24 90 (7.32%) Coaching
25 89 (7.24%) Relational Database
25 89 (7.24%) REST

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 62 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.03%) Apache
2 25 (2.03%) Confluence
3 20 (1.63%) CMS
4 15 (1.22%) Skype for Business
5 12 (0.98%) JBoss
6 11 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
6 11 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.81%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.57%) NetWeaver
9 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.49%) Jetty
10 6 (0.49%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.49%) nginx
10 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.41%) Drupal
11 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 59 (4.80%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.76%) Microsoft Project
4 29 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.38%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.73%) InVision
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.16%) InDesign
10 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.081%) Flinto
11 1 (0.081%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
2 10 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.57%) SAP PSCD
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.16%) HFM
8 2 (0.16%) iTrent
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 98 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (3.74%) Office 365
4 28 (2.28%) IaaS
4 28 (2.28%) PaaS
5 21 (1.71%) SaaS
6 16 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.06%) GitHub
8 12 (0.98%) Google Analytics
9 11 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.41%) npm
13 5 (0.41%) Serverless
13 5 (0.41%) Trello
14 4 (0.33%) Route 53
14 4 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.76%) Firewall
2 30 (2.44%) Internet
3 26 (2.11%) HTTP
4 21 (1.71%) DNS
5 18 (1.46%) Intranet
6 17 (1.38%) Skype
7 16 (1.30%) SMS
7 16 (1.30%) WAN
8 15 (1.22%) LAN
9 12 (0.98%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.98%) Wireless
10 11 (0.89%) LTE
11 10 (0.81%) 4G
11 10 (0.81%) VPN
12 9 (0.73%) FIX Connectivity
12 9 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.65%) SAN
14 7 (0.57%) DHCP
14 7 (0.57%) LDAP
14 7 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.24%) Relational Database
2 54 (4.39%) SQL Server
3 50 (4.07%) Big Data
4 39 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (2.68%) Hadoop
6 32 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 31 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.03%) HBase
9 22 (1.79%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.71%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (1.06%) MySQL
13 12 (0.98%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.98%) MS Access
14 11 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.81%) Apache Hive
15 10 (0.81%) QlikView
16 9 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 106 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 79 (6.42%) Jenkins
3 60 (4.88%) JIRA
4 54 (4.39%) Subversion
5 35 (2.85%) Selenium
6 25 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.03%) JUnit
7 24 (1.95%) Maven
8 15 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.14%) Axure RP
10 12 (0.98%) Mocha
10 12 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
10 12 (0.98%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.73%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.57%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.57%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.57%) GitLab
General
1 306 (24.88%) Finance
2 107 (8.70%) Banking
3 63 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.80%) Marketing
5 51 (4.15%) Retail
6 31 (2.52%) Legal
7 30 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 27 (2.20%) Investment Banking
9 18 (1.46%) Games
10 17 (1.38%) Electronics
11 16 (1.30%) Publishing
12 13 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.98%) Law
14 11 (0.89%) Advertising
14 11 (0.89%) Front Office
15 10 (0.81%) Back Office
16 9 (0.73%) Billing
17 7 (0.57%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.41%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 232 (18.86%) Developer
2 204 (16.59%) Analyst
3 124 (10.08%) Business Analyst
4 99 (8.05%) Architect
5 97 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 89 (7.24%) Designer
7 44 (3.58%) Consultant
8 42 (3.41%) Java Developer
9 35 (2.85%) UX Designer
10 33 (2.68%) Senior Manager
11 32 (2.60%) Technical Architect
12 31 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
13 30 (2.44%) Senior Designer
14 27 (2.20%) Agile Business Analyst
14 27 (2.20%) Digital Business Analyst
14 27 (2.20%) UI Designer
15 26 (2.11%) Digital Analyst
16 23 (1.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 22 (1.79%) Senior Developer
18 21 (1.71%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (12.28%) HTML
2 137 (11.14%) CSS
3 89 (7.24%) REST
4 65 (5.28%) Web Services
5 59 (4.80%) HTML5
5 59 (4.80%) JSON
6 50 (4.07%) AngularJS
7 47 (3.82%) XML
8 46 (3.74%) SOAP
9 44 (3.58%) Spring
10 39 (3.17%) .NET
11 38 (3.09%) Node.js
12 35 (2.85%) CSS3
13 33 (2.68%) RESTful
14 30 (2.44%) Django
14 30 (2.44%) jQuery
15 29 (2.36%) React
16 26 (2.11%) Play Framework
17 24 (1.95%) Ajax
17 24 (1.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 190 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (14.31%) User Experience
3 77 (6.26%) Management Information System
4 30 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 29 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 26 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.79%) Social Media
10 22 (1.79%) Virtual Team
11 12 (0.98%) NHS
12 11 (0.89%) Fintech
12 11 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 10 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.81%) Taxonomies
14 9 (0.73%) CMDB
14 9 (0.73%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 100 (8.13%) Linux
2 80 (6.50%) Windows
3 53 (4.31%) Unix
4 28 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.71%) Android
6 15 (1.22%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.49%) CentOS
12 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.33%) SUSE
12 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.16%) Debian
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.16%) VMS
14 1 (0.081%) AIX
14 1 (0.081%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.081%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (14.07%) Project Management
3 166 (13.50%) Scrum
4 130 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 114 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
6 107 (8.70%) Change Management
7 103 (8.37%) TDD
7 103 (8.37%) Test Automation
8 98 (7.97%) Migration
9 93 (7.56%) User Stories
10 90 (7.32%) Coaching
11 86 (6.99%) Analytics
12 84 (6.83%) Data Modelling
12 84 (6.83%) Open Source
13 83 (6.75%) ITIL
14 78 (6.34%) Business Analysis
15 75 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 75 (6.10%) DevOps
16 68 (5.53%) Software Engineering
17 67 (5.45%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (13.41%) Java
2 148 (12.03%) JavaScript
3 144 (11.71%) SQL
4 86 (6.99%) Python
5 58 (4.72%) C#
6 49 (3.98%) Ruby
7 41 (3.33%) PL/SQL
8 36 (2.93%) Scala
9 29 (2.36%) PHP
10 19 (1.54%) C
11 17 (1.38%) PowerShell
12 16 (1.30%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.30%) Perl
13 13 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.89%) Apple Swift
14 11 (0.89%) ES6
14 11 (0.89%) R
15 9 (0.73%) Objective-C
16 7 (0.57%) C++
16 7 (0.57%) Go
Qualifications
1 196 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 152 (12.36%) Degree
3 100 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 64 (5.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 40 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.03%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.71%) ISEB
8 18 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.06%) PMP
10 13 (1.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 12 (0.98%) CISSP
12 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.89%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (0.65%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.57%) Master's Degree
16 6 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
17 5 (0.41%) ISSAP
17 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (6.10%) QA
2 50 (4.07%) Data Quality
3 39 (3.17%) PMO
4 21 (1.71%) GDPR
5 18 (1.46%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.22%) SLA
7 14 (1.14%) MiFID
8 8 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.65%) PSD2
9 5 (0.41%) EMIR
9 5 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.24%) GCP
11 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 3 (0.24%) UCITS
11 3 (0.24%) WAI
11 3 (0.24%) WCAG
12 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 45 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.79%) Docker
4 15 (1.22%) Oracle Clusterware
4 15 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.49%) XenApp
6 5 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (0.41%) HDFS
6 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.33%) vSphere
8 3 (0.24%) Firmware
8 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.16%) KVM
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) Xen
10 1 (0.081%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 33 (2.68%) Ansible
2 25 (2.03%) Puppet
3 22 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (1.22%) Data Guard
4 15 (1.22%) Oracle Flashback
4 15 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 12 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (0.81%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 7 (0.57%) SCCM
8 7 (0.57%) Terraform
9 6 (0.49%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.33%) Grafana
11 4 (0.33%) WSUS
12 3 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.24%) vRealize
13 2 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.16%) logstash
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 125 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 97 (7.89%) Oracle
3 61 (4.96%) SAP
4 53 (4.31%) Motorola
5 41 (3.33%) Google
6 37 (3.01%) VMware
7 27 (2.20%) Adobe
8 26 (2.11%) HP
9 23 (1.87%) Citrix
10 19 (1.54%) Cisco
11 18 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 12 (0.98%) IBM
13 12 (0.98%) Workday
14 11 (0.89%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.89%) Informatica
15 10 (0.81%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.81%) NetApp
15 10 (0.81%) Tableau