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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IoT in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IoT over the 6 months to 3 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

IoT (Internet of Things, Internet of Everything)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 517 405 405
Rank change year-on-year -112 0 +118
Contract jobs citing IoT 369 366 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.30% 1.82% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 246 110
10th Percentile £400 £378 £325
25th Percentile £475 £414 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £481
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.90% -1.28%
75th Percentile £700 £611 £611
90th Percentile £750 £689 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £560 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +24.37% +2.86% -5.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 17
10th Percentile - £19.18 £18.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £25.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £46.25 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.78% +131.25% -55.56%
75th Percentile £61.50 £52.06 £34.50
90th Percentile - £62.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £46.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -43.78% +131.25% -51.22%

IoT is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,286 20,142 12,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.79% 30.36% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,940 13,671 8,363
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £665 £606 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £436 £433
% change year-on-year +11.81% +0.77% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 696 481
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £15.50 £16.67
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.71
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.17% +18.48%
75th Percentile £51.45 £47.71 £46.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.82 £20.98
% change year-on-year -1.47% +4.03% +11.87%

IoT
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IoT in the UK

IoT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for IoT in the UK

IoT
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IoT over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IoT in the UK

IoT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for IoT in the UK

IoT
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IoT over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for IoT in the UK

IoT
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 IoT within the UK over the 6 months to 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -66 311 £588 +17.50% 174
Work from Home -72 215 £575 +15.00% 64
UK excluding London -19 176 £560 +24.37% 139
London -87 126 £663 +26.19% 47
South East -28 55 £535 +7.00% 25
Midlands -10 37 £575 +24.32% 20
East of England -13 33 £510 +13.33% 42
West Midlands -17 28 £613 +8.41% 12
North of England -40 26 £450 - 22
South West -14 17 £500 +17.95% 18
North West -20 17 £563 +18.42% 14
Yorkshire -40 8 £438 -0.57% 7
East Midlands -6 6 £575 +43.75% 8
Scotland -14 6 £750 +66.67% 7
Wales -6 2 £625 +47.06% 1
North East -9 1 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing IoT 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 IoT.

1 119 (32.25%) Azure
2 104 (28.18%) Agile
3 76 (20.60%) GCP
4 75 (20.33%) AWS
5 69 (18.70%) Kubernetes
6 66 (17.89%) Python
7 64 (17.34%) Software Engineering
8 58 (15.72%) Microsoft
8 58 (15.72%) MQTT
9 57 (15.45%) Docker
10 55 (14.91%) Java
11 54 (14.63%) Scrum
12 53 (14.36%) Microservices
12 53 (14.36%) Social Skills
13 49 (13.28%) DevOps
14 45 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
15 44 (11.92%) Analytics
16 43 (11.65%) Manufacturing
17 42 (11.38%) Windows
17 42 (11.38%) Kafka
18 41 (11.11%) Internet
19 40 (10.84%) Linux
19 40 (10.84%) SQL
20 39 (10.57%) JavaScript
21 38 (10.30%) Google
22 37 (10.03%) Finance
22 37 (10.03%) TypeScript
23 36 (9.76%) CI/CD
24 35 (9.49%) Telecoms
24 35 (9.49%) TDD

IoT
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 16 (4.34%) ThingWorx
2 11 (2.98%) Confluence
3 8 (2.17%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.36%) Apache
6 3 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) IIS
8 1 (0.27%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) Jetty
8 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.27%) nginx
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.98%) Maximo
2 9 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.81%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 119 (32.25%) Azure
2 76 (20.60%) GCP
3 75 (20.33%) AWS
4 30 (8.13%) PaaS
5 22 (5.96%) Power Platform
6 21 (5.69%) SaaS
7 19 (5.15%) IaaS
7 19 (5.15%) Serverless
8 18 (4.88%) AWS IoT
8 18 (4.88%) PowerApps
9 15 (4.07%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (2.44%) Azure Logic Apps
12 8 (2.17%) Amazon S3
12 8 (2.17%) Azure DevOps
12 8 (2.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 8 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.72%) MQTT
2 41 (11.11%) Internet
3 20 (5.42%) Ethernet
4 16 (4.34%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (4.34%) Wireless
5 15 (4.07%) VPN
6 14 (3.79%) LAN
6 14 (3.79%) WAN
7 13 (3.52%) Bluetooth
7 13 (3.52%) DNS
7 13 (3.52%) HTTP
7 13 (3.52%) LTE
8 12 (3.25%) 4G
9 11 (2.98%) DHCP
9 11 (2.98%) ZigBee
10 10 (2.71%) Firewall
10 10 (2.71%) IPv6
10 10 (2.71%) Network Security
11 9 (2.44%) IPv4
11 9 (2.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.42%) Big Data
2 13 (3.52%) Data Lake
2 13 (3.52%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 12 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.98%) Power BI
5 10 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.17%) InfluxDB
7 8 (2.17%) MySQL
8 5 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.36%) Redis
8 5 (1.36%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.81%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.81%) DynamoDB
10 3 (0.81%) GIS
11 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 27 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.23%) JIRA
3 22 (5.96%) Gradle
3 22 (5.96%) Maven
4 13 (3.52%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.71%) GitLab
6 9 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.17%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 8 (2.17%) TestRail
8 4 (1.08%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.81%) Selenium
10 2 (0.54%) NUnit
10 2 (0.54%) Postman
10 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.27%) Automake
11 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.27%) CMake
11 1 (0.27%) Crashlytics
11 1 (0.27%) Robolectric
11 1 (0.27%) Robotium
General
1 53 (14.36%) Social Skills
2 43 (11.65%) Manufacturing
3 37 (10.03%) Finance
4 35 (9.49%) Telecoms
5 27 (7.32%) Retail
6 25 (6.78%) Marketing
7 22 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (5.42%) Public Sector
9 18 (4.88%) Automotive
10 16 (4.34%) Electronics
11 14 (3.79%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (3.25%) Legal
13 8 (2.17%) Banking
14 7 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (1.63%) Publishing
16 4 (1.08%) Aviation
16 4 (1.08%) Law
16 4 (1.08%) Local Government
17 2 (0.54%) Billing
17 2 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 103 (27.91%) Architect
2 92 (24.93%) Developer
3 45 (12.20%) Solutions Architect
4 28 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 24 (6.50%) Analyst
5 24 (6.50%) Software Engineer
6 20 (5.42%) Cloud Architect
7 18 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 18 (4.88%) Security Architect
8 16 (4.34%) Cloud Engineer
8 16 (4.34%) Consultant
9 13 (3.52%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.52%) Python Engineer
10 11 (2.98%) Senior Developer
11 10 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (2.71%) GCP Architect
11 10 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.44%) Azure Architect
12 9 (2.44%) IoT Architect
12 9 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.38%) Kafka
2 23 (6.23%) AngularJS
3 19 (5.15%) REST
4 17 (4.61%) Node.js
4 17 (4.61%) React
5 15 (4.07%) XML
6 14 (3.79%) .NET
6 14 (3.79%) OAuth
7 13 (3.52%) JSON
7 13 (3.52%) RESTful
8 10 (2.71%) GraphQL
9 9 (2.44%) CSS
9 9 (2.44%) HTML
9 9 (2.44%) LDAP
9 9 (2.44%) Spring
9 9 (2.44%) Web Services
10 8 (2.17%) SAML
10 8 (2.17%) Spring Boot
10 8 (2.17%) Spring Integration
11 7 (1.90%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.23%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.96%) Robotics
3 17 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.34%) Algorithms
5 15 (4.07%) Blockchain
6 9 (2.44%) User Experience
7 8 (2.17%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.17%) Device Driver
7 8 (2.17%) Renewable Energy
7 8 (2.17%) Smart Home
8 7 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.63%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 6 (1.63%) Industry 4.0
10 5 (1.36%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.08%) FMCG
11 4 (1.08%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 42 (11.38%) Windows
2 40 (10.84%) Linux
3 17 (4.61%) Android
4 12 (3.25%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.98%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 8 (2.17%) VMS
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (1.36%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.08%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.08%) Unix
11 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.27%) AIX
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Debian
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Solaris
12 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (28.18%) Agile
2 64 (17.34%) Software Engineering
3 54 (14.63%) Scrum
4 53 (14.36%) Microservices
5 49 (13.28%) DevOps
6 45 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (11.92%) Analytics
8 36 (9.76%) CI/CD
9 35 (9.49%) TDD
10 31 (8.40%) Machine Learning
10 31 (8.40%) Mentoring
11 30 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (7.59%) Test Automation
13 26 (7.05%) Artificial Intelligence
14 25 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (6.78%) Workflow
15 24 (6.50%) Project Delivery
16 23 (6.23%) Edge Computing
16 23 (6.23%) Event-Driven
16 23 (6.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.89%) Python
2 55 (14.91%) Java
3 40 (10.84%) SQL
4 39 (10.57%) JavaScript
5 37 (10.03%) TypeScript
6 34 (9.21%) Go
7 24 (6.50%) C++
8 19 (5.15%) C#
9 18 (4.88%) C
10 11 (2.98%) Kotlin
10 11 (2.98%) Rust
11 9 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.36%) Bash
12 5 (1.36%) PHP
13 4 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.08%) Scala
14 2 (0.54%) Perl
14 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.27%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (7.59%) Degree
2 17 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.71%) CCNA
5 10 (2.71%) SANS
6 8 (2.17%) CCNP
6 8 (2.17%) CISSP
7 7 (1.90%) CCIE
7 7 (1.90%) CISM
8 6 (1.63%) CISA
9 5 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.81%) ISEB
11 3 (0.81%) MBA
11 3 (0.81%) PMP
12 2 (0.54%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.54%) CCDP
12 2 (0.54%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.50%) NIST
2 21 (5.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.25%) COBIT
3 12 (3.25%) GDPR
4 9 (2.44%) QA
5 7 (1.90%) SOC 2
6 6 (1.63%) AUTOSAR
6 6 (1.63%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.08%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.54%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.27%) PMO
9 1 (0.27%) SEPA
9 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (15.45%) Docker
2 15 (4.07%) KVM
3 12 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.98%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.17%) iptables
5 8 (2.17%) Xen
6 5 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.81%) Firmware
7 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 69 (18.70%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.50%) Grafana
3 23 (6.23%) Prometheus
3 23 (6.23%) Terraform
4 7 (1.90%) SCCM
5 6 (1.63%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (1.63%) Packer
6 5 (1.36%) Ansible
7 2 (0.54%) Kibana
7 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) Puppet
7 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.27%) Rancher
8 1 (0.27%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 58 (15.72%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.30%) Google
3 29 (7.86%) SAP
4 15 (4.07%) Databricks
4 15 (4.07%) Oracle
5 14 (3.79%) Cisco
6 12 (3.25%) VMware
7 10 (2.71%) IBM
7 10 (2.71%) PTC
8 9 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.63%) QNX
10 5 (1.36%) Ariba
10 5 (1.36%) Intel
10 5 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.08%) Confluent
11 4 (1.08%) Juniper
11 4 (1.08%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (0.81%) Commvault
12 3 (0.81%) LabWare