Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 211 260
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 +37
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,271 1,126 1,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.24% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.46% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 705 749
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.63% +10.25%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £265
90th Percentile £613 £575 £652
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 17
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.81% +7.69% +13.04%
10th Percentile £13.25 £19.60 £15.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.25 £46.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.21 £39.75 £30.03
% change year-on-year -59.22% +32.39% -19.93%

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 85,290 76,997 88,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.68% 84.77% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,194 50,463 58,484
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,084 2,243
UK median hourly rate £21.84 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% - +17.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -19.84% -7.41% +25.29%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -3 1,181 £450 +2.86% 402
UK excluding London -9 721 £438 +4.17% 273
London +27 525 £500 +5.26% 163
South East -44 250 £450 - 71
North of England +21 204 £425 +6.25% 66
Midlands +52 111 £413 -2.94% 28
North West +8 91 £400 -3.03% 42
Yorkshire -1 82 £430 +1.78% 21
West Midlands +22 65 £413 -2.94% 18
Scotland -10 63 £430 +14.67% 29
East Midlands +23 46 £425 -9.33% 10
South West -12 45 £420 +5.00% 34
East of England -9 36 £475 +11.76% 39
North East +8 35 £425 +10.39% 3
Wales -11 13 £555 +50.51% 5

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 596 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (21.87%) Finance
3 203 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
4 187 (14.71%) Scrum
5 185 (14.56%) User Experience
6 175 (13.77%) Microsoft
7 172 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
8 170 (13.38%) Java
9 169 (13.30%) JavaScript
10 157 (12.35%) SQL
11 145 (11.41%) Project Management
12 143 (11.25%) DevOps
13 139 (10.94%) Linux
14 133 (10.46%) HTML
15 131 (10.31%) Degree
16 127 (9.99%) Security Cleared
17 125 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
17 125 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
18 120 (9.44%) Analytics
19 119 (9.36%) Software Engineering
20 118 (9.28%) SQL Server
21 113 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
22 104 (8.18%) Windows
23 103 (8.10%) Test Automation
24 102 (8.03%) Python
25 101 (7.95%) CSS
25 101 (7.95%) ITIL
26 98 (7.71%) TDD
26 98 (7.71%) SC Cleared
27 97 (7.63%) Coaching

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 33 (2.60%) Confluence
2 28 (2.20%) Apache Spark
2 28 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 16 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (1.26%) Apache
5 15 (1.18%) CMS
5 15 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.10%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (0.94%) Jupyter
8 11 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (0.63%) Mule
10 7 (0.55%) IIS
10 7 (0.55%) SAS
11 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.39%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.31%) Drupal
13 4 (0.31%) Jetty
13 4 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (5.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (1.81%) InVision
6 18 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.94%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.31%) EngageOne
10 4 (0.31%) Flinto
11 2 (0.16%) InDesign
11 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.16%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.79%) Elite 3E
2 5 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) iTrent
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
4 2 (0.16%) HFM
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 125 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.07%) Office 365
4 38 (2.99%) PaaS
5 29 (2.28%) IaaS
6 20 (1.57%) Serverless
7 18 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
7 18 (1.42%) GitHub
7 18 (1.42%) Slack
8 15 (1.18%) SaaS
9 14 (1.10%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
10 12 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.63%) Amazon S3
12 8 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.63%) npm
13 7 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.15%) Firewall
2 24 (1.89%) Internet
3 21 (1.65%) Network Security
4 20 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 17 (1.34%) SAN
5 17 (1.34%) SMS
6 16 (1.26%) HTTP
7 15 (1.18%) LAN
7 15 (1.18%) WAN
8 12 (0.94%) DNS
8 12 (0.94%) PuTTY
8 12 (0.94%) WinSCP
9 11 (0.87%) Intranet
10 9 (0.71%) Wireless
11 8 (0.63%) IPsec
11 8 (0.63%) Skype
11 8 (0.63%) SSL
12 7 (0.55%) BIG-IP
13 6 (0.47%) 2G
13 6 (0.47%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (3.62%) Relational Database
4 44 (3.46%) Big Data
5 36 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (2.75%) Hadoop
7 31 (2.44%) NoSQL
7 31 (2.44%) Power BI
8 30 (2.36%) HBase
9 28 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.73%) MySQL
10 22 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 19 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.26%) Data Mining
12 16 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
13 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 94 (7.40%) Jenkins
2 89 (7.00%) Git (software)
3 85 (6.69%) JIRA
4 43 (3.38%) Selenium
5 35 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (2.05%) Axure RP
7 22 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.42%) Ant
8 18 (1.42%) Cucumber
8 18 (1.42%) Maven
9 17 (1.34%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.18%) Eclipse
11 14 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
11 14 (1.10%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.10%) TestNG
12 13 (1.02%) GitLab
12 13 (1.02%) Jasmine
13 12 (0.94%) HP UFT
13 12 (0.94%) LoadRunner
13 12 (0.94%) webpack
General
1 278 (21.87%) Finance
2 74 (5.82%) Marketing
3 69 (5.43%) Banking
4 57 (4.48%) Games
4 57 (4.48%) Legal
5 54 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 40 (3.15%) Retail
7 17 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.10%) Back Office
8 14 (1.10%) Law
9 12 (0.94%) Billing
10 10 (0.79%) Publishing
11 9 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.63%) Electronics
12 8 (0.63%) Local Government
13 7 (0.55%) Advertising
13 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 241 (18.96%) Developer
2 173 (13.61%) Analyst
3 105 (8.26%) Architect
3 105 (8.26%) Designer
4 83 (6.53%) Business Analyst
5 64 (5.04%) Project Manager
6 55 (4.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 55 (4.33%) UX Designer
7 34 (2.68%) Java Developer
7 34 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
8 33 (2.60%) Consultant
9 32 (2.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 30 (2.36%) User Researcher
11 26 (2.05%) Change Manager
12 25 (1.97%) React Developer
12 25 (1.97%) Technical Architect
13 23 (1.81%) Data Analyst
13 23 (1.81%) Data Engineer
13 23 (1.81%) Senior Developer
14 21 (1.65%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (10.46%) HTML
2 101 (7.95%) CSS
3 90 (7.08%) Web Services
4 83 (6.53%) .NET
5 60 (4.72%) REST
5 60 (4.72%) RESTful
6 59 (4.64%) Node.js
7 55 (4.33%) JSON
8 54 (4.25%) XML
9 53 (4.17%) AngularJS
10 44 (3.46%) HTML5
10 44 (3.46%) SOAP
11 42 (3.30%) React
12 34 (2.68%) jQuery
13 29 (2.28%) Kafka
14 27 (2.12%) CSS3
15 19 (1.49%) .NET Framework
15 19 (1.49%) Spring
16 18 (1.42%) ASP.NET
16 18 (1.42%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 203 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (14.56%) User Experience
3 67 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
4 60 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.23%) Social Media
6 36 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.75%) Computer Science
8 34 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.81%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.18%) Fintech
12 14 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 13 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.63%) Public Cloud
16 7 (0.55%) Cyberthreat
16 7 (0.55%) Mainframe
17 6 (0.47%) Derivative
17 6 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 139 (10.94%) Linux
2 104 (8.18%) Windows
3 59 (4.64%) Unix
4 29 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 29 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (1.65%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.57%) Android
8 9 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.63%) CoreOS
10 7 (0.55%) AIX
10 7 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.39%) SUSE
13 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.079%) CentOS
14 1 (0.079%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 596 (46.89%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (14.71%) Scrum
3 172 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
4 145 (11.41%) Project Management
5 143 (11.25%) DevOps
6 125 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
7 120 (9.44%) Analytics
8 119 (9.36%) Software Engineering
9 113 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 103 (8.10%) Test Automation
11 101 (7.95%) ITIL
12 98 (7.71%) TDD
13 97 (7.63%) Coaching
14 85 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
15 82 (6.45%) Decision-Making
16 78 (6.14%) Migration
17 75 (5.90%) Mentoring
18 73 (5.74%) Microservices
19 71 (5.59%) User Stories
20 70 (5.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (13.38%) Java
2 169 (13.30%) JavaScript
3 157 (12.35%) SQL
4 102 (8.03%) Python
5 75 (5.90%) C#
6 40 (3.15%) Ruby
7 38 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 28 (2.20%) PowerShell
9 25 (1.97%) R
10 24 (1.89%) Scala
11 21 (1.65%) C
12 19 (1.49%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.42%) Perl
14 15 (1.18%) C++
15 14 (1.10%) ES6
16 13 (1.02%) F#
16 13 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.02%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.94%) PHP
18 11 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (10.31%) Degree
2 127 (9.99%) Security Cleared
3 98 (7.71%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.73%) DV Cleared
4 22 (1.73%) ISEB
5 19 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (1.49%) CISSP
6 12 (0.94%) DBS Check
6 12 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.87%) CISA
7 11 (0.87%) CISM
8 10 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.79%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.71%) PMP
10 7 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.92%) QA
2 44 (3.46%) GDPR
3 28 (2.20%) PMO
4 19 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 17 (1.34%) SLA
6 16 (1.26%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.47%) COBIT
7 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.24%) COSO
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.16%) PSD2
10 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (3.93%) Docker
2 34 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 19 (1.49%) vSphere
4 16 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.87%) HDFS
6 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.39%) StorNext
8 3 (0.24%) Firmware
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.24%) XenApp
9 2 (0.16%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.16%) NFS
9 2 (0.16%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.16%) Varnish
9 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.079%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.079%) flannel
10 1 (0.079%) KVM
10 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 63 (4.96%) Puppet
2 51 (4.01%) Ansible
3 33 (2.60%) Terraform
4 32 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (2.20%) Kubernetes
6 12 (0.94%) HP ALM
7 8 (0.63%) Consul
7 8 (0.63%) Packer
8 7 (0.55%) Capistrano
8 7 (0.55%) Mesos
8 7 (0.55%) SCCM
9 6 (0.47%) PowerBroker
9 6 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.24%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.16%) Oozie
13 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 2 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 175 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.77%) Oracle
3 73 (5.74%) Adobe
4 52 (4.09%) SAP
5 44 (3.46%) VMware
6 35 (2.75%) IBM
7 33 (2.60%) HP
8 29 (2.28%) Google
9 28 (2.20%) Tableau
10 25 (1.97%) Cloudera
11 24 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.81%) Cisco
13 21 (1.65%) Red Hat
14 19 (1.49%) Hortonworks
15 17 (1.34%) ServiceNow
16 15 (1.18%) Splunk
16 15 (1.18%) webMethods
17 14 (1.10%) Citrix
18 13 (1.02%) CheckPoint
19 12 (0.94%) Atlassian