Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 213 256
Rank change year-on-year -7 +43 +44
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,270 1,204 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.23% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.44% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 714 713
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £306 £300 £261
90th Percentile £603 £592 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.34% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 18
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -18.56% +89.77%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £18.28
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.11 £57.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -17.36% -24.38% -4.76%

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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -8 1,162 £460 +2.22% 468
UK excluding London -25 699 £450 +5.88% 339
London +29 556 £500 +5.26% 154
South East -81 200 £450 - 77
North of England -20 146 £425 - 84
Midlands +29 127 £450 +5.88% 56
West Midlands +8 88 £430 +2.87% 40
Scotland +26 84 £469 +17.19% 21
South West -8 70 £425 +6.12% 52
North West +12 66 £456 -8.75% 55
Yorkshire -27 62 £425 - 21
East of England +18 55 £475 +11.76% 45
Wales +9 47 £513 +27.97% 3
East Midlands +16 39 £475 +1.33% 16
North East -24 21 £413 -2.94% 8

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 600 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (21.18%) Finance
3 210 (16.54%) Scrum
4 197 (15.51%) User Experience
5 187 (14.72%) Java
5 187 (14.72%) JavaScript
6 178 (14.02%) DevOps
7 177 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
8 172 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
9 160 (12.60%) Degree
10 154 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
11 152 (11.97%) HTML
12 148 (11.65%) SQL
13 138 (10.87%) Test Automation
14 134 (10.55%) Microsoft
15 128 (10.08%) Project Management
16 121 (9.53%) Security Cleared
16 121 (9.53%) Analytics
17 120 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
17 120 (9.45%) Software Engineering
18 114 (8.98%) CSS
19 112 (8.82%) Linux
20 105 (8.27%) Python
21 103 (8.11%) Coaching
22 101 (7.95%) Marketing
23 97 (7.64%) SC Cleared
24 96 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
25 92 (7.24%) Visualisation
26 91 (7.17%) JIRA
26 91 (7.17%) ITIL

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 46 (3.62%) CMS
1 46 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 43 (3.39%) Confluence
3 18 (1.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (0.87%) Apache
9 10 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.63%) Jupyter
10 8 (0.63%) Mule
10 8 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.55%) Gunicorn
11 7 (0.55%) IIS
12 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.39%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 74 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.97%) InVision
6 10 (0.79%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.079%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.079%) GNU Octave
10 1 (0.079%) Mingle
10 1 (0.079%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.47%) HFM
5 5 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.24%) iTrent
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.16%) ENOVIA
7 2 (0.16%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.079%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 154 (12.13%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.39%) Office 365
4 29 (2.28%) PaaS
5 23 (1.81%) IaaS
6 22 (1.73%) GitHub
6 22 (1.73%) Google Analytics
7 19 (1.50%) Serverless
8 15 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
8 15 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 13 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 13 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.63%) SaaS
11 7 (0.55%) npm
11 7 (0.55%) Slack
12 6 (0.47%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.28%) WAN
2 28 (2.20%) HTTP
3 25 (1.97%) LAN
4 23 (1.81%) DNS
5 21 (1.65%) Internet
6 20 (1.57%) Intranet
7 18 (1.42%) Firewall
8 14 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (0.87%) Wireless
10 10 (0.79%) DHCP
10 10 (0.79%) FTP
11 9 (0.71%) BGP
11 9 (0.71%) Broadband
11 9 (0.71%) MPLS
11 9 (0.71%) OSPF
12 8 (0.63%) Network Security
12 8 (0.63%) SMS
12 8 (0.63%) VoIP
13 7 (0.55%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (3.07%) Power BI
4 33 (2.60%) MongoDB
4 33 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 29 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 29 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 24 (1.89%) MySQL
7 23 (1.81%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.26%) Big Data
9 16 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.94%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (0.87%) HBase
11 11 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (0.79%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
13 9 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 91 (7.17%) Jenkins
1 91 (7.17%) JIRA
2 83 (6.54%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.72%) Selenium
4 38 (2.99%) Axure RP
5 28 (2.20%) Cucumber
6 27 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 26 (2.05%) Maven
8 18 (1.42%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.26%) Subversion
10 15 (1.18%) Ant
10 15 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.02%) JUnit
11 13 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 12 (0.94%) GitLab
13 10 (0.79%) Artifactory
13 10 (0.79%) gulp
13 10 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 269 (21.18%) Finance
2 101 (7.95%) Marketing
3 70 (5.51%) Banking
4 61 (4.80%) Games
5 43 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 41 (3.23%) Retail
7 40 (3.15%) Legal
8 20 (1.57%) Law
9 14 (1.10%) Publishing
10 13 (1.02%) Back Office
10 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.79%) Electronics
13 9 (0.71%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.47%) Advertising
14 6 (0.47%) Front Office
15 5 (0.39%) Billing
16 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.24%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 240 (18.90%) Developer
2 175 (13.78%) Analyst
3 107 (8.43%) Designer
4 106 (8.35%) Architect
5 85 (6.69%) Business Analyst
6 74 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 55 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 53 (4.17%) UX Designer
9 44 (3.46%) Consultant
10 33 (2.60%) AWS Engineer
10 33 (2.60%) Java Developer
11 31 (2.44%) AWS DevOps
11 31 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 30 (2.36%) Solutions Architect
13 29 (2.28%) Senior Designer
14 27 (2.13%) Change Manager
15 26 (2.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 26 (2.05%) Technical Architect
15 26 (2.05%) Technical Leader
15 26 (2.05%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (11.97%) HTML
2 114 (8.98%) CSS
3 89 (7.01%) Web Services
4 72 (5.67%) REST
5 62 (4.88%) RESTful
6 61 (4.80%) .NET
7 60 (4.72%) AngularJS
8 56 (4.41%) JSON
9 55 (4.33%) HTML5
10 50 (3.94%) SOAP
11 49 (3.86%) Node.js
12 47 (3.70%) React
13 38 (2.99%) Spring
14 35 (2.76%) XML
15 33 (2.60%) jQuery
16 27 (2.13%) CSS3
17 22 (1.73%) Kafka
18 20 (1.57%) ASP.NET
19 18 (1.42%) Unity (Game Engine)
20 16 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 197 (15.51%) User Experience
2 172 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 49 (3.86%) Management Information System
5 40 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 29 (2.28%) Social Media
7 24 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 24 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.89%) Private Cloud
8 20 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 19 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.10%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.87%) Fintech
12 9 (0.71%) Blog
12 9 (0.71%) Graphic Design
13 8 (0.63%) Derivative
14 7 (0.55%) FMCG
14 7 (0.55%) Media Streaming
15 6 (0.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 112 (8.82%) Linux
2 88 (6.93%) Windows
3 49 (3.86%) Unix
4 24 (1.89%) Android
5 22 (1.73%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.39%) AIX
14 4 (0.31%) CentOS
15 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.16%) SUSE
16 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (47.24%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (16.54%) Scrum
3 178 (14.02%) DevOps
4 177 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
5 138 (10.87%) Test Automation
6 128 (10.08%) Project Management
7 121 (9.53%) Analytics
8 120 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
8 120 (9.45%) Software Engineering
9 103 (8.11%) Coaching
10 96 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 92 (7.24%) Visualisation
12 91 (7.17%) ITIL
13 83 (6.54%) Microservices
14 82 (6.46%) TDD
15 80 (6.30%) Continuous Improvement
16 77 (6.06%) Mentoring
17 76 (5.98%) Decision-Making
18 74 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
19 72 (5.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (14.72%) Java
1 187 (14.72%) JavaScript
2 148 (11.65%) SQL
3 105 (8.27%) Python
4 71 (5.59%) C#
5 38 (2.99%) Ruby
6 33 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 30 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 30 (2.36%) Scala
8 25 (1.97%) C
9 24 (1.89%) PHP
10 23 (1.81%) Bash Shell
11 19 (1.50%) Java 8
11 19 (1.50%) Perl
12 16 (1.26%) ES6
12 16 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.18%) C++
14 13 (1.02%) R
15 12 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 12 (0.94%) Go
Qualifications
1 160 (12.60%) Degree
2 121 (9.53%) Security Cleared
3 97 (7.64%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.36%) Postgraduate
5 19 (1.50%) ISEB
6 18 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.10%) CISSP
9 12 (0.94%) CISM
9 12 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.63%) CCNP
12 8 (0.63%) CISA
12 8 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
12 8 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.55%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.85%) QA
2 36 (2.83%) GDPR
3 27 (2.13%) PMO
4 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.47%) SLA
6 5 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.31%) WCAG
8 3 (0.24%) COSO
8 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.16%) PSD2
10 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.079%) SEPA
10 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.079%) TARGET2
10 1 (0.079%) WAI
System Software
1 82 (6.46%) Docker
2 26 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.63%) HDFS
5 7 (0.55%) vSphere
6 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.31%) NFS
8 3 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.16%) IAG
9 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.16%) XenApp
10 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.079%) KVM
10 1 (0.079%) StorNext
10 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.079%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (4.33%) Terraform
2 54 (4.25%) Kubernetes
3 52 (4.09%) Ansible
4 36 (2.83%) Puppet
5 20 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (0.71%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.55%) SCCM
8 6 (0.47%) Nagios
9 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.31%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.31%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.31%) Kibana
10 4 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.24%) Capistrano
11 3 (0.24%) Grafana
11 3 (0.24%) Icinga
11 3 (0.24%) Mesos
11 3 (0.24%) Packer
11 3 (0.24%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 134 (10.55%) Microsoft
2 83 (6.54%) Oracle
3 55 (4.33%) SAP
4 52 (4.09%) Adobe
5 41 (3.23%) Google
6 30 (2.36%) VMware
7 22 (1.73%) Cisco
8 21 (1.65%) CA
9 20 (1.57%) Splunk
10 17 (1.34%) HP
11 16 (1.26%) IBM
12 15 (1.18%) F5
12 15 (1.18%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.10%) Tableau
14 13 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 13 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.94%) Apigee
15 12 (0.94%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.87%) Snow
17 10 (0.79%) Hyperion