Period
to 5 August 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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 216 216
Rank change year-on-year +42 0 +11
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 530 1,212 1,311
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.53% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 798 817
Median daily rate £468 £469 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +3.08% +1.11%
10th Percentile £256 £305 £306
90th Percentile £615 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 25
Median hourly rate £25.11 £24.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% -30.00% -2.10%
10th Percentile £16.45 £15.15 £13.95
90th Percentile £36.24 £38.60 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.11 £18.34 £16.38
% change year-on-year +36.89% +12.00% -51.84%

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 30,620 79,142 89,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.98% 86.89% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,116 52,023 58,826
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,106 2,289 2,400
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -12.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% +18.75% -18.37%

Collaborative Working
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working.

Daily rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Collaborative Working.

Hourly rate trend for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Collaborative Working over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Collaborative Working in the UK

Collaborative Working
Top 16 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 5 August 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 +26 449 £475 - 173
UK excluding London +65 290 £450 +4.65% 138
London +4 207 £500 -4.76% 45
South East +90 70 £500 +17.65% 27
North of England +63 62 £468 +3.89% 37
Work from Home +8 59 £500 -16.67% 18
Midlands +42 44 £432 +1.65% 28
Scotland +25 43 £390 -2.50% 4
South West +68 41 £480 +14.63% 18
North West +56 38 £425 -5.56% 21
East Midlands +72 22 £400 -15.79% 12
Yorkshire +60 22 £525 +16.67% 6
West Midlands +14 21 £435 -3.44% 16
East of England +48 20 £438 -5.91% 18
Wales +25 10 £400 -18.37% 5
North East +17 3 £475 +5.56% 10

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 211 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (23.58%) Security Cleared
3 113 (21.32%) Finance
4 95 (17.92%) SC Cleared
5 81 (15.28%) Microsoft
6 79 (14.91%) Scrum
7 75 (14.15%) Public Sector
8 71 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
9 70 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
11 68 (12.83%) Azure
12 66 (12.45%) Degree
13 63 (11.89%) User Experience
14 61 (11.51%) HTML
14 61 (11.51%) SQL
15 58 (10.94%) Oracle
16 56 (10.57%) DevOps
17 53 (10.00%) Project Management
18 51 (9.62%) JavaScript
18 51 (9.62%) Git (software)
19 50 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
20 49 (9.25%) Jenkins
21 47 (8.87%) Coaching
22 45 (8.49%) Docker
22 45 (8.49%) Java
23 44 (8.30%) Windows
24 43 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
25 42 (7.92%) AWS
25 42 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
26 39 (7.36%) Kanban

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 22 (4.15%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.64%) Confluence
3 10 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.94%) CMS
4 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.19%) Apache
7 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) Papyrus
Applications
1 42 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (4.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.75%) Sketch
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.19%) Figma
7 1 (0.19%) Houdini
7 1 (0.19%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) Maya
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.83%) Azure
2 42 (7.92%) AWS
3 24 (4.53%) Office 365
4 19 (3.58%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.26%) OneDrive
6 10 (1.89%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.70%) GitHub
7 9 (1.70%) IaaS
7 9 (1.70%) SaaS
8 8 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.51%) GCP
8 8 (1.51%) Serverless
9 7 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (1.13%) G Suite
11 5 (0.94%) npm
11 5 (0.94%) PaaS
11 5 (0.94%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.94%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.70%) HTTP
2 7 (1.32%) Skype
2 7 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.94%) Internet
3 5 (0.94%) SSL
3 5 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.75%) Network Security
4 4 (0.75%) VoIP
5 3 (0.57%) 5G
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) DHCP
6 2 (0.38%) Firewall
6 2 (0.38%) LAN
6 2 (0.38%) RTMP
6 2 (0.38%) SSH
6 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.19%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.19%) SAN
7 1 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.79%) Big Data
2 26 (4.91%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.26%) SQL Server
5 11 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.89%) Power BI
7 5 (0.94%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.94%) FileMaker
7 5 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 49 (9.25%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.53%) JIRA
4 12 (2.26%) CircleCI
5 9 (1.70%) Cucumber
6 8 (1.51%) JUnit
6 8 (1.51%) Selenium
7 7 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.13%) gulp
8 6 (1.13%) Maven
9 5 (0.94%) GitLab
9 5 (0.94%) JMeter
9 5 (0.94%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.94%) Toad
10 3 (0.57%) Subversion
10 3 (0.57%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Archiva
11 2 (0.38%) Gatling
11 2 (0.38%) NUnit
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 113 (21.32%) Finance
2 75 (14.15%) Public Sector
3 35 (6.60%) Marketing
4 17 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.02%) Banking
6 12 (2.26%) Retail
7 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.70%) Publishing
9 8 (1.51%) Law
10 7 (1.32%) Advertising
11 5 (0.94%) Electronics
12 4 (0.75%) Front Office
13 3 (0.57%) Back Office
13 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.57%) Games
13 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.38%) Billing
14 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Local Government
14 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (21.70%) Developer
2 60 (11.32%) Analyst
3 47 (8.87%) Designer
4 36 (6.79%) Consultant
5 26 (4.91%) Business Analyst
6 22 (4.15%) Architect
7 21 (3.96%) Project Manager
8 17 (3.21%) Oracle Specialist
9 15 (2.83%) C# Developer
9 15 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (2.64%) Azure Developer
11 13 (2.45%) Interaction Designer
11 13 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.45%) UX Designer
12 12 (2.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (2.26%) Python Developer
12 12 (2.26%) React Developer
12 12 (2.26%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.08%) Senior Designer
13 11 (2.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.51%) HTML
2 36 (6.79%) Node.js
3 30 (5.66%) CSS
4 27 (5.09%) .NET
4 27 (5.09%) Kafka
4 27 (5.09%) React
5 26 (4.91%) Velocity
6 20 (3.77%) HTML5
7 18 (3.40%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.02%) RESTful
9 15 (2.83%) REST
10 13 (2.45%) SOAP
11 11 (2.08%) XML
12 10 (1.89%) Pandas
12 10 (1.89%) Web Services
13 9 (1.70%) GraphQL
13 9 (1.70%) Middleware
14 8 (1.51%) Flask
14 8 (1.51%) Redux
14 8 (1.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (11.89%) User Experience
3 21 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 19 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
7 6 (1.13%) NHS
7 6 (1.13%) Robotics
8 5 (0.94%) Cloud Native
8 5 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.94%) Social Media
8 5 (0.94%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.75%) W3C
10 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.57%) Replication
11 2 (0.38%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.30%) Windows
2 23 (4.34%) Linux
3 19 (3.58%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.64%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.08%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.70%) Android
6 9 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.32%) Unix
8 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (14.91%) Scrum
3 70 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 69 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (10.57%) DevOps
6 53 (10.00%) Project Management
7 50 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (8.87%) Coaching
9 43 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 39 (7.36%) Analytics
10 39 (7.36%) Kanban
10 39 (7.36%) Project Delivery
11 37 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 36 (6.79%) Decision-Making
12 36 (6.79%) Risk Management
13 32 (6.04%) SDLC
13 32 (6.04%) TDD
13 32 (6.04%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (5.85%) Mentoring
14 31 (5.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 61 (11.51%) SQL
2 51 (9.62%) JavaScript
3 45 (8.49%) Java
4 32 (6.04%) Python
5 25 (4.72%) C#
5 25 (4.72%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.45%) VBA
7 12 (2.26%) Scala
8 8 (1.51%) C
9 7 (1.32%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.13%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.94%) C++
11 5 (0.94%) ES6
11 5 (0.94%) Go
11 5 (0.94%) Perl
11 5 (0.94%) Ruby
11 5 (0.94%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.75%) R
13 3 (0.57%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 125 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 95 (17.92%) SC Cleared
3 66 (12.45%) Degree
4 28 (5.28%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.26%) Master's Degree
6 11 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.13%) CISSP
8 5 (0.94%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.75%) CISM
9 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.57%) ISEB
10 3 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.38%) CRISC
11 2 (0.38%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.02%) QA
2 15 (2.83%) GDPR
3 8 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.32%) SLA
4 7 (1.32%) WCAG
5 6 (1.13%) PMO
6 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.19%) GxP
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.19%) P3O
8 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 45 (8.49%) Docker
2 19 (3.58%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.13%) vSphere
5 5 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.57%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 32 (6.04%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.64%) Ansible
3 10 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.51%) Kibana
4 8 (1.51%) Terraform
5 7 (1.32%) SCCM
6 6 (1.13%) Puppet
7 4 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.75%) WSUS
8 3 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.57%) Grafana
8 3 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.57%) Rancher
8 3 (0.57%) Salt
9 2 (0.38%) logstash
9 2 (0.38%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.38%) SCOM
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.94%) Oracle
3 22 (4.15%) StreamSets
4 17 (3.21%) VMware
5 16 (3.02%) Databricks
6 15 (2.83%) SAP
7 13 (2.45%) Google
8 10 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.51%) Tableau
9 8 (1.51%) UiPath
10 6 (1.13%) Adobe
10 6 (1.13%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.94%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.75%) Apple
12 4 (0.75%) Cisco
12 4 (0.75%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.75%) Workday
13 3 (0.57%) Avaya
13 3 (0.57%) Juniper
13 3 (0.57%) McAfee