Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 228 243
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15 +36
Contract jobs citing Collaborative Working 1,423 1,230 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.19% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.39% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 735 682
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £263
90th Percentile £625 £656 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 17
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £34.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.99% +30.19% +16.48%
10th Percentile £16.01 £11.98 £20.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £57.50 £57.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +22.92% -36.00% -6.25%

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +20 1,310 £475 +5.56% 529
UK excluding London -19 740 £450 +5.88% 345
London +80 673 £500 +2.56% 205
South East -67 200 £463 -2.63% 90
North of England +10 179 £438 +2.94% 100
Midlands +43 136 £450 +5.88% 75
West Midlands +23 101 £435 +2.29% 51
Scotland +8 86 £475 +7.04% 13
Yorkshire +7 82 £425 - 31
North West +6 80 £450 -14.29% 65
South West -49 76 £438 +9.38% 39
Wales +4 49 £450 -14.29% 8
East of England +18 43 £413 -4.35% 20
East Midlands +17 35 £500 +29.87% 24
North East -19 19 £463 +8.82% 4

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 721 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (20.73%) Finance
3 233 (16.37%) Scrum
4 230 (16.16%) Java
5 223 (15.67%) User Experience
6 216 (15.18%) JavaScript
7 201 (14.13%) DevOps
8 199 (13.98%) Test Automation
9 189 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
10 166 (11.67%) HTML
11 165 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
12 160 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
12 160 (11.24%) Degree
13 154 (10.82%) SQL
14 149 (10.47%) Security Cleared
15 141 (9.91%) REST
16 138 (9.70%) Project Management
17 137 (9.63%) Analytics
18 136 (9.56%) Microsoft
19 135 (9.49%) Coaching
20 128 (9.00%) CSS
21 124 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
22 122 (8.57%) TDD
22 122 (8.57%) Microservices
23 121 (8.50%) Linux
23 121 (8.50%) Python
23 121 (8.50%) Git (software)
24 118 (8.29%) JIRA
25 114 (8.01%) Software Engineering
26 110 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management

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 68 (4.78%) CMS
2 67 (4.71%) Confluence
3 52 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.83%) Apache
5 19 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.19%) Documentum
6 17 (1.19%) Gunicorn
7 16 (1.12%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (0.98%) nginx
10 13 (0.91%) IIS
11 12 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.63%) Marvel
13 8 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.49%) NetWeaver
14 7 (0.49%) SAP EP
14 7 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 67 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 54 (3.79%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (2.88%) InVision
5 28 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (1.05%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.56%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.42%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.070%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.070%) InDesign
12 1 (0.070%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.070%) Mingle
12 1 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.35%) HFM
5 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.14%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.14%) Exchequer
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.070%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.070%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.070%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.070%) Scribe Insight
7 1 (0.070%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 189 (13.28%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (3.37%) Office 365
4 42 (2.95%) PaaS
5 33 (2.32%) IaaS
6 27 (1.90%) Serverless
7 26 (1.83%) GitHub
8 24 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 19 (1.34%) Apigee
9 19 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (1.12%) Google Analytics
11 15 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
11 15 (1.05%) SaaS
12 14 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 8 (0.56%) Route 53
15 8 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.39%) WAN
2 31 (2.18%) HTTP
3 25 (1.76%) DNS
3 25 (1.76%) Internet
4 24 (1.69%) LAN
5 20 (1.41%) Firewall
6 18 (1.26%) Intranet
7 16 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (0.98%) Wireless
9 13 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 12 (0.84%) SSL
11 11 (0.77%) BGP
11 11 (0.77%) MPLS
11 11 (0.77%) OSPF
12 10 (0.70%) Broadband
12 10 (0.70%) Network Security
12 10 (0.70%) SAN
13 9 (0.63%) DHCP
13 9 (0.63%) Skype
13 9 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (2.74%) MySQL
4 36 (2.53%) NoSQL
5 34 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.34%) Big Data
8 16 (1.12%) Power BI
9 14 (0.98%) Data Lake
9 14 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 10 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.56%) Event Store
11 8 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.49%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.49%) HBase
12 7 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 121 (8.50%) Git (software)
2 118 (8.29%) JIRA
3 109 (7.66%) Jenkins
4 86 (6.04%) Selenium
5 51 (3.58%) Cucumber
6 44 (3.09%) Maven
7 42 (2.95%) Axure RP
8 30 (2.11%) TeamCity
8 30 (2.11%) Visual Studio
9 24 (1.69%) WebDriver
10 23 (1.62%) Bitbucket
11 22 (1.55%) gulp
12 18 (1.26%) Gatling
12 18 (1.26%) JUnit
12 18 (1.26%) Robot Framework
13 16 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (1.05%) Subversion
15 14 (0.98%) GitLab
16 13 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
16 13 (0.91%) webpack
General
1 295 (20.73%) Finance
2 105 (7.38%) Marketing
3 83 (5.83%) Banking
4 64 (4.50%) Retail
5 54 (3.79%) Games
6 45 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.74%) Legal
8 21 (1.48%) Law
8 21 (1.48%) Publishing
9 16 (1.12%) Back Office
10 15 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.98%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.91%) Front Office
13 12 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.77%) Electronics
15 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.56%) Advertising
17 7 (0.49%) Billing
18 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 331 (23.26%) Developer
2 179 (12.58%) Analyst
3 126 (8.85%) Designer
4 97 (6.82%) Architect
5 90 (6.32%) Business Analyst
6 81 (5.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 58 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 46 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 45 (3.16%) UX Designer
10 44 (3.09%) Consultant
11 42 (2.95%) AWS Engineer
12 41 (2.88%) AWS DevOps
13 40 (2.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 37 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 37 (2.60%) Senior Developer
15 34 (2.39%) Senior Designer
15 34 (2.39%) Technical Leader
16 31 (2.18%) Technical Architect
17 27 (1.90%) React Developer
18 26 (1.83%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (11.67%) HTML
2 141 (9.91%) REST
3 128 (9.00%) CSS
4 100 (7.03%) SOAP
5 95 (6.68%) Web Services
6 94 (6.61%) .NET
7 81 (5.69%) RESTful
8 71 (4.99%) AngularJS
9 70 (4.92%) JSON
10 68 (4.78%) HTML5
11 53 (3.72%) Spring
12 52 (3.65%) React
13 51 (3.58%) Node.js
14 46 (3.23%) jQuery
15 34 (2.39%) ASP.NET
16 30 (2.11%) XML
17 29 (2.04%) CSS3
17 29 (2.04%) Kafka
18 28 (1.97%) Sass
19 27 (1.90%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 223 (15.67%) User Experience
2 160 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 53 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 45 (3.16%) Mobile App
6 44 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.83%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 17 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.12%) FMCG
12 15 (1.05%) Animation
13 13 (0.91%) Fintech
13 13 (0.91%) Social Media
14 10 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.70%) Blog
14 10 (0.70%) Graphic Design
14 10 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 121 (8.50%) Linux
2 91 (6.39%) Windows
3 32 (2.25%) Unix
4 25 (1.76%) Android
5 23 (1.62%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.34%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.19%) Windows Server
8 16 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.70%) CentOS
10 10 (0.70%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (0.42%) zOS
13 5 (0.35%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.14%) AIX
15 2 (0.14%) Solaris
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (16.37%) Scrum
3 201 (14.13%) DevOps
4 199 (13.98%) Test Automation
5 165 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
6 138 (9.70%) Project Management
7 137 (9.63%) Analytics
8 135 (9.49%) Coaching
9 124 (8.71%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (8.57%) Microservices
10 122 (8.57%) TDD
11 114 (8.01%) Software Engineering
12 110 (7.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 99 (6.96%) Mentoring
14 98 (6.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 98 (6.89%) ITIL
15 91 (6.39%) Migration
16 88 (6.18%) User Stories
17 81 (5.69%) Visualisation
18 78 (5.48%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 230 (16.16%) Java
2 216 (15.18%) JavaScript
3 154 (10.82%) SQL
4 121 (8.50%) Python
5 80 (5.62%) C#
6 49 (3.44%) PHP
6 49 (3.44%) PowerShell
7 45 (3.16%) Ruby
8 40 (2.81%) Bash Shell
9 39 (2.74%) Java 8
10 27 (1.90%) PL/SQL
11 25 (1.76%) C
12 24 (1.69%) Scala
13 22 (1.55%) Go
14 21 (1.48%) ES6
15 18 (1.26%) R
16 16 (1.12%) Perl
17 15 (1.05%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.84%) C++
19 11 (0.77%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 160 (11.24%) Degree
2 149 (10.47%) Security Cleared
3 103 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.11%) Postgraduate
5 25 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.12%) ISTQB
8 15 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (0.98%) CISSP
10 13 (0.91%) CISM
11 12 (0.84%) ISEB
11 12 (0.84%) PMI Certification
12 11 (0.77%) CCNP
13 10 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.63%) CISA
15 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.49%) CCIE
17 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (6.89%) QA
2 41 (2.88%) GDPR
3 37 (2.60%) PMO
4 16 (1.12%) SLA
5 10 (0.70%) Actionable Recommendations
5 10 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.35%) WAI
9 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.28%) HL7
9 4 (0.28%) WCAG
10 2 (0.14%) PSD2
11 1 (0.070%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.070%) FISMA
11 1 (0.070%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.070%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.070%) P3O
11 1 (0.070%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 106 (7.45%) Docker
2 43 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.42%) ACF2
4 6 (0.42%) RACF
5 5 (0.35%) HDFS
5 5 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.35%) vSphere
6 4 (0.28%) Ceph
6 4 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (0.28%) etcd
6 4 (0.28%) flannel
6 4 (0.28%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.28%) NFS
6 4 (0.28%) SkyDNS
6 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.21%) Firmware
8 2 (0.14%) IAG
9 1 (0.070%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 79 (5.55%) Terraform
2 70 (4.92%) Kubernetes
3 62 (4.36%) Ansible
4 41 (2.88%) Puppet
5 18 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.98%) HAProxy
7 9 (0.63%) Nagios
8 8 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 8 (0.56%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.49%) SCCM
10 6 (0.42%) Graphite
10 6 (0.42%) Salt
11 5 (0.35%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.35%) Icinga
11 5 (0.35%) Kibana
12 4 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.28%) rkt
12 4 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 136 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 80 (5.62%) Oracle
3 53 (3.72%) Adobe
4 52 (3.65%) SAP
5 35 (2.46%) Cisco
5 35 (2.46%) Google
6 32 (2.25%) ServiceNow
7 28 (1.97%) Atlassian
8 27 (1.90%) VMware
9 24 (1.69%) CA
10 19 (1.34%) F5
11 17 (1.19%) Pega
12 14 (0.98%) BMC
12 14 (0.98%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.98%) Splunk
13 13 (0.91%) HP
14 12 (0.84%) Red Hat
15 10 (0.70%) Remedy
16 9 (0.63%) Hortonworks