Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 224 215
Rank change year-on-year +20 -9 +42
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,199 1,291 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.26% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.46% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 762 695
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £307 £285
90th Percentile £650 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 16
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £28.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -21.68% -17.82%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.60 £18.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £57.50 £52.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.62 £17.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +12.09% -48.53% +49.45%

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 78,614 88,665 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.81% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,619 58,461 54,185
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,414 2,094
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.01% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -18.37% +1.83%

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 +7 1,055 £470 -1.05% 424
UK excluding London -1 629 £450 - 319
London +25 531 £500 - 144
South East -15 167 £425 -5.56% 75
North of England -1 118 £450 +5.88% 74
Midlands +18 91 £450 - 51
Scotland +32 90 £400 -12.09% 28
West Midlands +27 78 £465 +3.33% 37
North West +10 73 £450 +12.50% 40
South West -17 70 £433 +6.07% 40
East of England +28 63 £455 -4.21% 40
Yorkshire -19 26 £450 +5.88% 28
Wales +5 24 £490 -2.00% 11
North East +23 21 £450 +10.43% 6
East Midlands -1 5 £475 - 14
Northern Ireland - 4 £95 -
Channel Islands - 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 548 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (20.18%) Finance
3 184 (15.35%) Security Cleared
4 159 (13.26%) User Experience
5 157 (13.09%) DevOps
5 157 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
6 146 (12.18%) Java
7 143 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
8 141 (11.76%) SQL
8 141 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 139 (11.59%) Scrum
10 137 (11.43%) SC Cleared
11 136 (11.34%) Public Sector
12 135 (11.26%) AWS
12 135 (11.26%) Project Management
13 132 (11.01%) JavaScript
14 128 (10.68%) TDD
15 126 (10.51%) Python
16 124 (10.34%) Microsoft
17 118 (9.84%) Azure
18 113 (9.42%) Coaching
19 102 (8.51%) Migration
19 102 (8.51%) Git (software)
20 101 (8.42%) Degree
21 96 (8.01%) C#
22 92 (7.67%) HTML
23 89 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
24 87 (7.26%) BDD
24 87 (7.26%) Project Delivery
25 85 (7.09%) Windows

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 52 (4.34%) Confluence
2 46 (3.84%) Apache
3 30 (2.50%) Apache Spark
3 30 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.58%) CMS
6 17 (1.42%) WebLogic
7 14 (1.17%) SAS
8 11 (0.92%) IIS
8 11 (0.92%) MS Exchange
8 11 (0.92%) Mule
9 9 (0.75%) JBoss
10 7 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
11 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.50%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 54 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (2.92%) Sketch
4 20 (1.67%) InVision
5 19 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 14 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (1.17%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.33%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.17%) UXPin
12 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.083%) Figma
13 1 (0.083%) InDesign
13 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.083%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 17 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.33%) SAP APO
5 4 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.33%) SAP IBP
5 4 (0.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.17%) Primavera
7 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.17%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 135 (11.26%) AWS
2 118 (9.84%) Azure
3 43 (3.59%) Office 365
4 30 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
5 28 (2.34%) GCP
6 27 (2.25%) Amazon S3
7 25 (2.09%) Power Platform
8 23 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 23 (1.92%) GitHub
9 21 (1.75%) SaaS
9 21 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 20 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (1.50%) Amazon Glacier
11 18 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
11 18 (1.50%) AWS CloudTrail
12 17 (1.42%) Apigee
13 13 (1.08%) Serverless
14 11 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.09%) WAN
2 23 (1.92%) Firewall
3 20 (1.67%) LAN
4 19 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 18 (1.50%) VPN
6 17 (1.42%) HTTP
7 15 (1.25%) SSL
8 14 (1.17%) Wireless
9 13 (1.08%) VoIP
10 12 (1.00%) Internet
10 12 (1.00%) Skype
10 12 (1.00%) Unified Communications
11 11 (0.92%) BGP
11 11 (0.92%) DNS
11 11 (0.92%) Multicast
12 10 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (0.58%) HSRP
14 6 (0.50%) OSPF
14 6 (0.50%) SNMP
14 6 (0.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.42%) Big Data
2 58 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 41 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 29 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 28 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 26 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (2.09%) MongoDB
8 21 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.58%) Power BI
10 17 (1.42%) MySQL
11 16 (1.33%) BigQuery
11 16 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.08%) Neo4j
13 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 13 (1.08%) Parquet
14 10 (0.83%) Data Lake
15 9 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 102 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 84 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 81 (6.76%) JIRA
4 33 (2.75%) Selenium
5 24 (2.00%) Bitbucket
6 23 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (1.83%) Maven
8 20 (1.67%) JUnit
8 20 (1.67%) Visual Studio Team System
9 19 (1.58%) Axure RP
9 19 (1.58%) Visual Studio
10 18 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 16 (1.33%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.08%) CA Gen
12 13 (1.08%) Subversion
13 12 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.92%) Artifactory
15 10 (0.83%) gulp
15 10 (0.83%) Jasmine
16 9 (0.75%) SoapUI
General
1 242 (20.18%) Finance
2 136 (11.34%) Public Sector
3 60 (5.00%) Marketing
4 53 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 52 (4.34%) Banking
6 42 (3.50%) Retail
7 32 (2.67%) Legal
8 26 (2.17%) Front Office
9 21 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.17%) Back Office
10 14 (1.17%) Games
11 13 (1.08%) Local Government
12 12 (1.00%) Police
13 11 (0.92%) Electronics
13 11 (0.92%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.58%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.58%) Military
15 7 (0.58%) Publishing
16 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (20.52%) Developer
2 161 (13.43%) Analyst
3 114 (9.51%) Architect
4 87 (7.26%) Designer
5 73 (6.09%) Business Analyst
6 56 (4.67%) UX Designer
7 50 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 45 (3.75%) .NET Developer
9 41 (3.42%) Java Developer
10 40 (3.34%) Solutions Architect
11 35 (2.92%) DevOps Engineer
12 32 (2.67%) Angular Developer
12 32 (2.67%) Consultant
12 32 (2.67%) Data Analyst
13 30 (2.50%) C# Developer
14 28 (2.34%) Data Engineer
15 27 (2.25%) C# .NET Developer
15 27 (2.25%) Full Stack Developer
16 26 (2.17%) Senior Developer
17 22 (1.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (7.67%) HTML
2 84 (7.01%) CSS
3 81 (6.76%) .NET
4 69 (5.75%) REST
5 54 (4.50%) AngularJS
6 52 (4.34%) JSON
6 52 (4.34%) SOAP
7 51 (4.25%) XML
8 46 (3.84%) Web Services
9 45 (3.75%) ASP.NET
10 40 (3.34%) HTML5
10 40 (3.34%) Kafka
10 40 (3.34%) RESTful
11 32 (2.67%) React
11 32 (2.67%) Spring
12 27 (2.25%) CSS3
12 27 (2.25%) Node.js
13 26 (2.17%) J2EE
13 26 (2.17%) jQuery
14 23 (1.92%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 159 (13.26%) User Experience
2 143 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
4 51 (4.25%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (3.84%) Data Centre
7 36 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 27 (2.25%) Public Cloud
10 26 (2.17%) Algorithms
11 20 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.33%) NHS
13 15 (1.25%) Robotics
14 14 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.08%) Hedge funds
16 12 (1.00%) Social Media
17 11 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
18 10 (0.83%) Clustering
19 7 (0.58%) Replication
19 7 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.09%) Windows
2 84 (7.01%) Linux
3 47 (3.92%) Unix
4 20 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.33%) Android
5 16 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.08%) Windows Server
7 9 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.50%) HPUX
8 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.25%) VME
11 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.17%) VMS
11 2 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.083%) Debian
12 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.083%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 548 (45.70%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (13.09%) DevOps
2 157 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 139 (11.59%) Scrum
5 135 (11.26%) Project Management
6 128 (10.68%) TDD
7 113 (9.42%) Coaching
8 102 (8.51%) Migration
9 89 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
10 87 (7.26%) BDD
10 87 (7.26%) Project Delivery
11 82 (6.84%) Analytics
11 82 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
11 82 (6.84%) Test Automation
12 81 (6.76%) ITIL
13 74 (6.17%) Decision-Making
14 72 (6.01%) ETL
15 70 (5.84%) User Stories
16 66 (5.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 146 (12.18%) Java
2 141 (11.76%) SQL
3 132 (11.01%) JavaScript
4 126 (10.51%) Python
5 96 (8.01%) C#
6 41 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.67%) Java 8
8 30 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.34%) Shell Script
10 25 (2.09%) Perl
11 24 (2.00%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.00%) Scala
12 20 (1.67%) R
13 16 (1.33%) C
14 14 (1.17%) ES6
14 14 (1.17%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.83%) C++
15 10 (0.83%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.75%) Ruby
16 9 (0.75%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 184 (15.35%) Security Cleared
2 137 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 101 (8.42%) Degree
4 29 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
8 14 (1.17%) CCNA
9 13 (1.08%) ISTQB
9 13 (1.08%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.83%) PMP
12 9 (0.75%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.75%) PhD
13 8 (0.67%) CISSP
14 7 (0.58%) CCNP
15 6 (0.50%) CISA
15 6 (0.50%) CISM
15 6 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.00%) QA
2 32 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 32 (2.67%) PMO
3 17 (1.42%) SLA
4 14 (1.17%) GDPR
5 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.67%) COBIT
7 7 (0.58%) NIST
8 4 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.25%) ISO 31000
9 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.25%) WAI
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) MiFID
10 2 (0.17%) PSD2
10 2 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (5.25%) Docker
2 40 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.17%) Firmware
7 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.17%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.17%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.083%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.083%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 78 (6.51%) Kubernetes
2 33 (2.75%) Ansible
3 30 (2.50%) Puppet
4 22 (1.83%) Terraform
5 21 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.08%) SCCM
7 10 (0.83%) Avamar
8 9 (0.75%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.42%) Netcool
10 5 (0.42%) OpenView
11 4 (0.33%) Consul
11 4 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.33%) Iperf
11 4 (0.33%) SCOM
11 4 (0.33%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.25%) Grafana
12 3 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 124 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 67 (5.59%) Oracle
3 47 (3.92%) SAP
4 31 (2.59%) Adobe
4 31 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (2.50%) Cisco
6 26 (2.17%) Google
6 26 (2.17%) VMware
7 17 (1.42%) IBM
8 16 (1.33%) CA
9 15 (1.25%) Tableau
10 14 (1.17%) Informatica
10 14 (1.17%) MuleSoft
10 14 (1.17%) Pega
11 13 (1.08%) BEA
11 13 (1.08%) EMC
11 13 (1.08%) webMethods
12 12 (1.00%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.92%) Citrix
13 11 (0.92%) HP