Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Mentoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mentoring over the 6 months to 21 February 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.

Mentorship
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 108 97
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 +21
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 1,715 2,377 2,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.40% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 2.75% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,105 1,546 1,791
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £351 £335
90th Percentile £675 £650 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 19
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +55.56%
10th Percentile £11.89 £14.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £65.80 £48.50 £108.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -3.57% +55.56%

Mentoring 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 58,217 86,577 87,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.05% 87.35% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,630 57,241 58,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,922 2,248 2,146
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.39 £11.41
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -5.21% +3.30%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mentoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mentoring.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mentoring.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mentoring over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
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 Mentoring within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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 +14 1,472 £500 - 1,319
UK excluding London +15 1,088 £478 +0.53% 981
London -3 592 £540 +2.86% 465
North of England +9 263 £450 - 277
South East -6 234 £500 +5.26% 194
South West +22 188 £511 +13.61% 112
Scotland +25 165 £478 +0.53% 64
North West +36 136 £450 - 140
Midlands +2 96 £455 -1.62% 145
Yorkshire +3 91 £475 - 95
East of England +31 87 £500 -2.44% 126
West Midlands -20 57 £455 -6.67% 95
East Midlands +45 39 £450 - 50
Wales +28 37 £470 +1.62% 44
North East -4 36 £405 -10.00% 42
Northern Ireland +28 17 £430 - 18
Channel Islands - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring 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 Mentoring.

1 806 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (33.59%) Coaching
3 362 (21.11%) Java
4 311 (18.13%) DevOps
5 295 (17.20%) AWS
6 286 (16.68%) Scrum
7 285 (16.62%) Security Cleared
8 270 (15.74%) Finance
9 254 (14.81%) Azure
10 246 (14.34%) JavaScript
11 243 (14.17%) Python
12 238 (13.88%) SQL
13 232 (13.53%) SC Cleared
14 209 (12.19%) Test Automation
15 201 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
15 201 (11.72%) Microsoft
15 201 (11.72%) Public Sector
16 197 (11.49%) TDD
17 193 (11.25%) Git (software)
18 190 (11.08%) Jenkins
19 179 (10.44%) Software Engineering
20 176 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
21 175 (10.20%) Microservices
22 172 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 169 (9.85%) Linux
23 169 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
24 167 (9.74%) Windows
25 161 (9.39%) JIRA
26 158 (9.21%) Docker
27 143 (8.34%) Project Management

Mentoring
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 85 (4.96%) Confluence
2 46 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 34 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (1.69%) Apache
6 15 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 13 (0.76%) SAS
8 10 (0.58%) CMS
8 10 (0.58%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.52%) Jupyter
9 9 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 8 (0.47%) Skype for Business
11 7 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.29%) JBoss
13 5 (0.29%) nginx
13 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 36 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.47%) Sketch
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.17%) Windchill
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.058%) InVision
9 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.11%) SAP Payroll
2 18 (1.05%) SAP HCM
3 14 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.64%) Magento
5 10 (0.58%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
6 9 (0.52%) Markit EDM
7 8 (0.47%) PolarLake
8 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.35%) Shopify
10 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.17%) Aligne
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 295 (17.20%) AWS
2 254 (14.81%) Azure
3 88 (5.13%) GitHub
4 66 (3.85%) GCP
5 61 (3.56%) Serverless
6 51 (2.97%) PaaS
6 51 (2.97%) Power Platform
7 46 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (2.62%) Office 365
8 45 (2.62%) SaaS
9 43 (2.51%) Amazon S3
10 33 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
11 26 (1.52%) IaaS
12 23 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
13 21 (1.22%) Google Analytics
14 18 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
15 17 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 17 (0.99%) OpenShift
15 17 (0.99%) Slack
16 15 (0.87%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 48 (2.80%) HTTP
3 35 (2.04%) Firewall
4 30 (1.75%) DNS
5 29 (1.69%) SSL
6 28 (1.63%) Skype
7 21 (1.22%) Network Security
8 18 (1.05%) LAN
8 18 (1.05%) SAN
8 18 (1.05%) WAN
9 17 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (0.82%) DHCP
11 13 (0.76%) Internet
11 13 (0.76%) VPN
12 9 (0.52%) BGP
12 9 (0.52%) OSPF
12 9 (0.52%) VoIP
13 8 (0.47%) Wireless
14 7 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.25%) MySQL
3 83 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 69 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 68 (3.97%) Big Data
6 67 (3.91%) MongoDB
7 61 (3.56%) NoSQL
8 49 (2.86%) Power BI
9 48 (2.80%) Hadoop
10 39 (2.27%) Data Lake
10 39 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 33 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (1.81%) RDBMS
13 30 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 28 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
14 28 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
15 26 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (1.40%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.17%) Oracle Database
18 19 (1.11%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 193 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 190 (11.08%) Jenkins
3 161 (9.39%) JIRA
4 75 (4.37%) Selenium
5 66 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 54 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 46 (2.68%) Bitbucket
8 39 (2.27%) JUnit
9 38 (2.22%) Maven
10 31 (1.81%) Gatling
11 29 (1.69%) Visual Studio
12 26 (1.52%) GitLab
13 25 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (1.46%) TeamCity
14 24 (1.40%) MSI
15 14 (0.82%) Subversion
16 13 (0.76%) IBM UrbanCode
16 13 (0.76%) SoapUI
17 12 (0.70%) gulp
17 12 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 270 (15.74%) Finance
2 201 (11.72%) Public Sector
3 56 (3.27%) Marketing
4 52 (3.03%) Retail
5 41 (2.39%) Front Office
6 37 (2.16%) Banking
7 35 (2.04%) Legal
8 34 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 22 (1.28%) Games
10 19 (1.11%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.87%) Back Office
12 14 (0.82%) Electronics
13 11 (0.64%) Military
14 10 (0.58%) Law
15 9 (0.52%) Automotive
15 9 (0.52%) Local Government
16 8 (0.47%) Billing
17 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 405 (23.62%) Developer
2 222 (12.94%) Architect
3 118 (6.88%) Analyst
4 90 (5.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 76 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
6 73 (4.26%) Java Developer
7 68 (3.97%) Scrum Master
8 67 (3.91%) Senior Developer
9 60 (3.50%) Technical Architect
10 58 (3.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 58 (3.38%) Software Engineer
11 56 (3.27%) Consultant
12 45 (2.62%) Business Analyst
12 45 (2.62%) React Developer
13 43 (2.51%) Data Engineer
13 43 (2.51%) Lead Developer
14 42 (2.45%) Senior DevOps
15 39 (2.27%) Project Manager
16 34 (1.98%) Azure Engineer
17 33 (1.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (7.93%) Node.js
2 134 (7.81%) .NET
2 134 (7.81%) HTML
3 120 (7.00%) CSS
3 120 (7.00%) React
4 116 (6.76%) REST
5 102 (5.95%) Web Services
6 99 (5.77%) XML
7 97 (5.66%) Spring
8 82 (4.78%) Kafka
9 78 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 77 (4.49%) Spring Boot
11 76 (4.43%) RESTful
12 66 (3.85%) HTML5
13 55 (3.21%) JSON
14 43 (2.51%) CSS3
15 39 (2.27%) Gherkin
15 39 (2.27%) Sass
16 35 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
17 33 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 134 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.66%) User Experience
3 56 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.51%) Derivative
7 42 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (2.33%) Fixed Income
9 39 (2.27%) Public Cloud
10 36 (2.10%) Mobile App
10 36 (2.10%) Reference Data
11 24 (1.40%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.28%) PKI
13 20 (1.17%) Private Cloud
14 18 (1.05%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.99%) Virtual Team
16 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.93%) Equities
17 14 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
18 12 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 169 (9.85%) Linux
2 167 (9.74%) Windows
3 73 (4.26%) Unix
4 45 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 37 (2.16%) Amazon Linux
6 33 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 32 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (1.22%) Android
10 16 (0.93%) Windows 10
11 15 (0.87%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.76%) CentOS
13 9 (0.52%) Solaris
14 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.29%) AIX
16 4 (0.23%) HPUX
16 4 (0.23%) Kali Linux
16 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (47.00%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (33.59%) Coaching
3 311 (18.13%) DevOps
4 286 (16.68%) Scrum
5 209 (12.19%) Test Automation
6 201 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
7 197 (11.49%) TDD
8 179 (10.44%) Software Engineering
9 176 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 175 (10.20%) Microservices
11 172 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 169 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
13 143 (8.34%) Project Management
14 124 (7.23%) Analytics
14 124 (7.23%) Technical Leadership
15 119 (6.94%) ITIL
16 118 (6.88%) BDD
17 112 (6.53%) Project Delivery
18 110 (6.41%) Kanban
19 107 (6.24%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 362 (21.11%) Java
2 246 (14.34%) JavaScript
3 243 (14.17%) Python
4 238 (13.88%) SQL
5 142 (8.28%) C#
6 91 (5.31%) PowerShell
7 79 (4.61%) C
8 66 (3.85%) Scala
9 65 (3.79%) Ruby
10 49 (2.86%) C++
11 39 (2.27%) Bash Shell
12 35 (2.04%) Java 8
13 31 (1.81%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.69%) ES6
15 27 (1.57%) PHP
16 26 (1.52%) R
17 23 (1.34%) Perl
18 22 (1.28%) T-SQL
19 18 (1.05%) Kotlin
20 13 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 285 (16.62%) Security Cleared
2 232 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 141 (8.22%) Degree
4 55 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.28%) ISEB
9 21 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.05%) ISTQB
11 17 (0.99%) MCSE
12 13 (0.76%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.76%) CISSP
13 12 (0.70%) CCNP
14 11 (0.64%) CCNA
14 11 (0.64%) CISM
14 11 (0.64%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.64%) PMP
15 10 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.72%) QA
2 31 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.63%) WCAG
4 21 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.22%) SLA
5 14 (0.82%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.64%) GDPR
7 9 (0.52%) COBIT
7 9 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.52%) PMO
8 5 (0.29%) NCSC
8 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.23%) NIST
10 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.17%) RMADS
11 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.12%) P3O
11 2 (0.12%) WAI
System Software
1 158 (9.21%) Docker
2 68 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (0.93%) HDFS
7 15 (0.87%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.76%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.64%) vSphere
10 9 (0.52%) Firmware
11 8 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.29%) Snort
13 5 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.29%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.29%) XenApp
14 4 (0.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 125 (7.29%) Kubernetes
2 119 (6.94%) Ansible
3 76 (4.43%) Puppet
4 61 (3.56%) Terraform
5 46 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.39%) SCCM
7 27 (1.57%) Grafana
8 23 (1.34%) Kibana
9 13 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
10 10 (0.58%) Nagios
10 10 (0.58%) Packer
11 9 (0.52%) Nessus
12 8 (0.47%) vRealize
13 7 (0.41%) HP ALM
13 7 (0.41%) Oozie
14 6 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (0.35%) Prometheus
14 6 (0.35%) SCOM
15 5 (0.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 201 (11.72%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.99%) Oracle
3 84 (4.90%) Google
4 76 (4.43%) SAP
5 51 (2.97%) Red Hat
5 51 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (1.98%) Cisco
7 32 (1.87%) VMware
8 25 (1.46%) IBM
8 25 (1.46%) ServiceNow
8 25 (1.46%) webMethods
9 24 (1.40%) CheckPoint
10 21 (1.22%) Splunk
10 21 (1.22%) Tableau
11 20 (1.17%) Hortonworks
12 18 (1.05%) Citrix
12 18 (1.05%) MuleSoft
13 17 (0.99%) HP
14 13 (0.76%) McAfee
15 12 (0.70%) Reuters