Period
to 8 May 2021

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 8 May 2021 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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 92 101
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 1,414 1,265 2,294
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.51% 2.44% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.86% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 866 1,575
10th Percentile £375 £360 £350
25th Percentile £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.46% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £600 £607 £575
90th Percentile £675 £725 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 27 39
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.06 £14.60
25th Percentile £11.44 £11.57 £15.59
Median hourly rate £40.50 £15.86 £23.34
Median % change year-on-year +155.36% -32.05% -27.06%
75th Percentile £55.00 £42.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.36 £52.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £16.68 £19.58
% change year-on-year +121.82% -14.81% -49.14%

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 49,083 44,269 80,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 87.19% 85.27% 87.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,621 29,392 54,243
10th Percentile £310 £288 £300
25th Percentile £400 £380 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -2.22% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,479 1,371 1,998
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.36 £11.50
25th Percentile £15.70 £15.97 £14.26
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +20.45% -4.06% +11.28%
75th Percentile £47.38 £46.00 £44.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.93% -11.06% +15.38%

Mentoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mentoring over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mentoring over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
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 Mentoring within the UK over the 6 months to 8 May 2021. 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 -5 1,065 £525 - 1,040
UK excluding London +3 597 £500 - 743
London +11 569 £538 -2.27% 393
Work from Home -27 430 £517 -6.00% 230
Scotland +15 137 £475 -1.04% 68
South East +18 127 £525 +5.00% 142
North of England +2 122 £500 +5.26% 240
South West -4 73 £500 -9.09% 91
Midlands +19 69 £480 +4.92% 111
North West +14 66 £500 +11.11% 115
West Midlands +14 53 £450 -3.74% 72
East of England -2 43 £500 - 61
Yorkshire -17 41 £450 -7.46% 80
Wales -3 27 £525 +10.53% 18
North East +26 15 £500 +25.00% 45
East Midlands +6 11 £500 +11.11% 38

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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.

1 745 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (33.45%) Coaching
3 400 (28.29%) DevOps
4 365 (25.81%) Social Skills
5 305 (21.57%) Scrum
6 296 (20.93%) Java
7 294 (20.79%) Azure
8 290 (20.51%) AWS
9 242 (17.11%) Python
10 237 (16.76%) JavaScript
10 237 (16.76%) Jenkins
11 218 (15.42%) Security Cleared
12 208 (14.71%) Software Engineering
13 202 (14.29%) Kubernetes
14 198 (14.00%) Microservices
14 198 (14.00%) Finance
15 193 (13.65%) TDD
16 192 (13.58%) Git (software)
17 186 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
18 181 (12.80%) SC Cleared
19 174 (12.31%) Microsoft
20 160 (11.32%) Public Sector
21 159 (11.24%) Test Automation
22 154 (10.89%) SQL
23 153 (10.82%) Docker
24 152 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
25 149 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
26 140 (9.90%) Analytics
27 136 (9.62%) GCP
28 128 (9.05%) TypeScript

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 74 (5.23%) Confluence
2 50 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.12%) nginx
4 28 (1.98%) Apache
5 24 (1.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 23 (1.63%) SAS
7 21 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 19 (1.34%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.99%) IIS
10 14 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.92%) CMS
12 12 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
13 11 (0.78%) Anypoint
14 10 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (0.71%) Mule
14 10 (0.71%) Mule ESB
15 8 (0.57%) CICS
15 8 (0.57%) Jupyter
16 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.70%) Microsoft Project
3 23 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
4 14 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.64%) Sketch
7 7 (0.50%) InVision
8 5 (0.35%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.28%) Figma
9 4 (0.28%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.14%) SPSS
11 2 (0.14%) Windchill
11 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
12 1 (0.071%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.35%) Magento
4 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.14%) Q-Pulse
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) Shopify
5 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.071%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.071%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.071%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.071%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.071%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.071%) Toggl
6 1 (0.071%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 294 (20.79%) Azure
2 290 (20.51%) AWS
3 136 (9.62%) GCP
4 95 (6.72%) Serverless
5 77 (5.45%) AWS Lambda
6 67 (4.74%) Power Platform
7 56 (3.96%) GitHub
8 52 (3.68%) npm
9 50 (3.54%) OpenShift
9 50 (3.54%) PaaS
10 49 (3.47%) Amazon S3
11 48 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
12 39 (2.76%) Microsoft 365
13 33 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (2.33%) IaaS
14 31 (2.19%) SaaS
15 26 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
16 18 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
17 13 (0.92%) Slack
18 12 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.26%) VPN
2 29 (2.05%) HTTP
3 22 (1.56%) DNS
4 21 (1.49%) LAN
5 18 (1.27%) SSL
6 17 (1.20%) BGP
6 17 (1.20%) Firewall
6 17 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.06%) OSPF
8 14 (0.99%) MPLS
9 13 (0.92%) WAN
9 13 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (0.78%) SAN
11 10 (0.71%) DHCP
11 10 (0.71%) FTP
11 10 (0.71%) Internet
11 10 (0.71%) Multicast
12 9 (0.64%) NAS
13 8 (0.57%) Network Security
14 7 (0.50%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 73 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (4.53%) Power BI
4 56 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 50 (3.54%) Big Data
5 50 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 48 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (2.62%) BigQuery
7 37 (2.62%) MongoDB
8 32 (2.26%) Amazon Aurora
9 26 (1.84%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.70%) MySQL
10 24 (1.70%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.34%) Data Lake
12 17 (1.20%) DB2
13 16 (1.13%) Tableau
14 15 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
15 14 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 237 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 192 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 110 (7.78%) Maven
4 108 (7.64%) JIRA
5 67 (4.74%) Gradle
6 59 (4.17%) gulp
7 53 (3.75%) CircleCI
8 50 (3.54%) Travis CI
9 43 (3.04%) Bitbucket
10 41 (2.90%) Cucumber
11 38 (2.69%) Selenium
12 37 (2.62%) JUnit
13 29 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 26 (1.84%) Subversion
15 19 (1.34%) GitLab
15 19 (1.34%) SonarQube
16 18 (1.27%) webpack
17 17 (1.20%) Cypress.io
17 17 (1.20%) Visual Studio
18 16 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 365 (25.81%) Social Skills
2 198 (14.00%) Finance
3 160 (11.32%) Public Sector
4 101 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (5.73%) Influencing Skills
6 56 (3.96%) Banking
7 51 (3.61%) Marketing
7 51 (3.61%) Presentation Skills
8 49 (3.47%) Telecoms
9 35 (2.48%) Retail
10 22 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.49%) Electronics
12 20 (1.41%) Front Office
13 17 (1.20%) Publishing
14 15 (1.06%) Investment Banking
15 14 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (0.92%) Legal
17 10 (0.71%) Games
18 9 (0.64%) Local Government
18 9 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 349 (24.68%) Developer
2 125 (8.84%) Architect
3 103 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (6.22%) Analyst
5 72 (5.09%) Technical Leader
6 66 (4.67%) Java Developer
6 66 (4.67%) Senior Developer
7 51 (3.61%) Agile Coach
8 49 (3.47%) Consultant
9 45 (3.18%) Designer
10 44 (3.11%) Lead Developer
10 44 (3.11%) Software Engineer
11 41 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
12 39 (2.76%) Project Manager
12 39 (2.76%) Scrum Master
13 34 (2.40%) Business Analyst
14 33 (2.33%) Data Engineer
15 27 (1.91%) AWS Engineer
15 27 (1.91%) JavaScript Developer
15 27 (1.91%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.91%) Node.js
2 103 (7.28%) React
3 101 (7.14%) .NET
4 100 (7.07%) Spring
5 99 (7.00%) HTML
6 95 (6.72%) CSS
7 94 (6.65%) AngularJS
8 90 (6.36%) REST
9 64 (4.53%) Web Services
10 58 (4.10%) Spring Boot
11 55 (3.89%) RESTful
12 44 (3.11%) ASP.NET
13 43 (3.04%) JSON
14 37 (2.62%) Kafka
15 36 (2.55%) XML
16 34 (2.40%) SOAP
17 33 (2.33%) GraphQL
18 27 (1.91%) ASP.NET Core
18 27 (1.91%) HTML5
18 27 (1.91%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 114 (8.06%) User Experience
2 49 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
4 39 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 30 (2.12%) Cloud Native
7 26 (1.84%) Clustering
7 26 (1.84%) Social Media
8 19 (1.34%) Replication
9 18 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.20%) PKI
11 16 (1.13%) Virtual Team
12 14 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 14 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.92%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 9 (0.64%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
15 9 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 108 (7.64%) Linux
2 100 (7.07%) Windows
3 50 (3.54%) Android
4 45 (3.18%) Unix
5 37 (2.62%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 21 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (0.57%) CentOS
10 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.42%) AIX
11 6 (0.42%) Amazon Linux
11 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) VME
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (52.69%) Agile Software Development
2 473 (33.45%) Coaching
3 400 (28.29%) DevOps
4 305 (21.57%) Scrum
5 208 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 198 (14.00%) Microservices
7 193 (13.65%) TDD
8 186 (13.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 159 (11.24%) Test Automation
10 152 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
11 149 (10.54%) Problem-Solving
12 140 (9.90%) Analytics
13 119 (8.42%) Kanban
14 116 (8.20%) SDLC
15 112 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 105 (7.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 102 (7.21%) Open Source
18 96 (6.79%) Migration
19 92 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
20 89 (6.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 296 (20.93%) Java
2 242 (17.11%) Python
3 237 (16.76%) JavaScript
4 154 (10.89%) SQL
5 128 (9.05%) TypeScript
6 101 (7.14%) C#
7 73 (5.16%) PowerShell
8 57 (4.03%) Scala
9 52 (3.68%) Groovy
10 41 (2.90%) Java 8
11 29 (2.05%) C
11 29 (2.05%) C++
12 27 (1.91%) Bash Shell
12 27 (1.91%) Ruby
13 24 (1.70%) R
14 20 (1.41%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.34%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.27%) Go
17 17 (1.20%) PHP
18 15 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 218 (15.42%) Security Cleared
2 181 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 105 (7.43%) Degree
4 27 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 21 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.78%) MCSE
10 11 (0.78%) PhD
10 11 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.71%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.64%) CISSP
12 9 (0.64%) PMP
13 8 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.57%) SAS Certification
14 7 (0.50%) GIAC
14 7 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (8.27%) QA
2 25 (1.77%) SLA
3 16 (1.13%) GDPR
4 13 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.42%) NCSC
7 6 (0.42%) PMO
8 5 (0.35%) WCAG
9 4 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.21%) GMP
10 3 (0.21%) NIST
10 3 (0.21%) RMADS
11 2 (0.14%) DO-254
11 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.071%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 153 (10.82%) Docker
2 83 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.57%) Firmware
7 7 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.35%) vSphere
10 4 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.14%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.14%) KVM
11 2 (0.14%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.071%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.071%) HDFS
12 1 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.071%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.071%) Xen
12 1 (0.071%) XenApp
12 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 202 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 114 (8.06%) Terraform
3 100 (7.07%) Ansible
4 60 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (3.47%) Grafana
6 29 (2.05%) Argo
6 29 (2.05%) Puppet
7 21 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
8 20 (1.41%) Prometheus
9 19 (1.34%) Istio
10 13 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 13 (0.92%) SCCM
11 11 (0.78%) Kibana
12 10 (0.71%) CloudHub
12 10 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
13 6 (0.42%) HP Fortify
14 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.28%) Packer
15 4 (0.28%) Rancher
16 3 (0.21%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 174 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 120 (8.49%) Oracle
3 105 (7.43%) Google
4 37 (2.62%) VMware
5 33 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (1.98%) SAP
7 24 (1.70%) IBM
8 23 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 21 (1.49%) Cisco
10 18 (1.27%) Databricks
10 18 (1.27%) Juniper
11 17 (1.20%) MuleSoft
12 16 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 15 (1.06%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.99%) HP
15 13 (0.92%) Adobe
15 13 (0.92%) Splunk
16 11 (0.78%) Alteryx
16 11 (0.78%) Citrix
16 11 (0.78%) Samsung