Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 123 146
Rank change year-on-year +8 +23 +1
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2138 2209 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.08% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.48% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1477 1512 1259
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £308 £305
90th Percentile £638 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.96% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 32
UK median hourly rate £23.14 £21.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.19% -37.31% +67.50%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.25 £16.88
90th Percentile £54.88 £37.05 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £21.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.19% -44.00% +108.33%

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 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +1 1914 £475 +5.56% 413
UK excluding London +25 1201 £450 +5.88% 280
London -15 906 £511 +2.25% 160
South East +14 313 £425 - 67
North of England +22 272 £475 +11.76% 90
East of England +38 172 £475 +13.77% 29
Midlands -20 146 £425 -3.13% 41
Yorkshire +29 141 £500 +16.41% 31
North West +11 105 £500 +12.68% 49
South West +33 103 £438 +9.38% 25
Scotland +9 97 £375 +10.29% 22
West Midlands -9 93 £425 -0.87% 25
Wales +40 59 £425 -10.53% 5
North East +27 48 £535 +56.20% 10
East Midlands -36 47 £375 -14.77% 16
Northern Ireland -12 41 £410 -2.38%
Channel Islands 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mentoring.

1 1124 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (34.85%) Coaching
3 579 (27.08%) Java
4 456 (21.33%) Scrum
5 438 (20.49%) Finance
6 408 (19.08%) TDD
7 388 (18.15%) Linux
8 380 (17.77%) SQL
9 378 (17.68%) Test Automation
10 369 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
11 362 (16.93%) JavaScript
12 359 (16.79%) DevOps
13 332 (15.53%) Git (software)
14 264 (12.35%) Jenkins
15 263 (12.30%) Kanban
16 254 (11.88%) CSS
17 249 (11.65%) Unix
18 243 (11.37%) HTML
19 235 (10.99%) Project Management
19 235 (10.99%) JIRA
20 230 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
21 222 (10.38%) BDD
22 219 (10.24%) .NET
23 215 (10.06%) QA
24 209 (9.78%) Python
25 208 (9.73%) REST
26 207 (9.68%) Security Cleared
27 204 (9.54%) Open Source
27 204 (9.54%) Degree
28 202 (9.45%) Microservices

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
1 129 (6.03%) Confluence
2 59 (2.76%) Apache
2 59 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 57 (2.67%) Tomcat
4 56 (2.62%) JBoss
5 45 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 43 (2.01%) WebLogic
7 42 (1.96%) nginx
8 40 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 33 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 29 (1.36%) CMS
12 23 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 23 (1.08%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 14 (0.65%) IIS
15 13 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.61%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.51%) Mule
17 10 (0.47%) Jetty
Applications
1 40 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 26 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 20 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.047%) EViews
9 1 (0.047%) Simulink
9 1 (0.047%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 17 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 8 (0.37%) Magento
6 7 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
8 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.14%) NetSuite
10 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
11 2 (0.094%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.094%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 199 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 118 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (2.67%) Slack
4 53 (2.48%) PaaS
5 44 (2.06%) Office 365
6 41 (1.92%) SaaS
7 32 (1.50%) GitHub
8 29 (1.36%) IaaS
9 27 (1.26%) npm
10 23 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
15 10 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (0.37%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.37%) Serverless
16 8 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (4.91%) HTTP
2 71 (3.32%) TCP/IP
3 55 (2.57%) SSL
4 41 (1.92%) Firewall
5 38 (1.78%) VPN
6 33 (1.54%) Internet
7 30 (1.40%) SAN
8 27 (1.26%) DNS
9 25 (1.17%) LAN
10 24 (1.12%) WAN
11 18 (0.84%) NAS
12 16 (0.75%) Kerberos
13 15 (0.70%) LDAP
14 14 (0.65%) VoIP
15 13 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (0.51%) Network Security
16 11 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
17 10 (0.47%) AMQP
17 10 (0.47%) LTE
18 9 (0.42%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (8.61%) Relational Database
2 147 (6.88%) NoSQL
3 129 (6.03%) Big Data
3 129 (6.03%) SQL Server
4 125 (5.85%) MySQL
5 122 (5.71%) MongoDB
6 88 (4.12%) Hadoop
6 88 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
7 67 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 54 (2.53%) RDBMS
9 43 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (1.64%) HBase
11 34 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 29 (1.36%) Redis
13 27 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 23 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 19 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 332 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 264 (12.35%) Jenkins
3 235 (10.99%) JIRA
4 111 (5.19%) Selenium
5 94 (4.40%) Cucumber
6 93 (4.35%) Maven
7 73 (3.41%) JUnit
7 73 (3.41%) Subversion
8 58 (2.71%) gulp
9 49 (2.29%) JIRA Agile
10 44 (2.06%) SonarQube
11 39 (1.82%) Jasmine
12 33 (1.54%) Grunt
12 33 (1.54%) Mockito
13 31 (1.45%) Mocha
13 31 (1.45%) TeamCity
14 29 (1.36%) SoapUI
15 26 (1.22%) IntelliJ
16 24 (1.12%) Gradle
17 23 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 438 (20.49%) Finance
2 123 (5.75%) Retail
3 115 (5.38%) Banking
4 68 (3.18%) Marketing
5 60 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.10%) Legal
7 41 (1.92%) Games
8 40 (1.87%) Front Office
8 40 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.78%) Financial Institution
10 25 (1.17%) Law
11 24 (1.12%) Retail Banking
12 21 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.98%) Publishing
13 14 (0.65%) Back Office
13 14 (0.65%) Electronics
14 10 (0.47%) Local Government
14 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.33%) Billing
16 6 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 614 (28.72%) Developer
2 306 (14.31%) Architect
3 191 (8.93%) Java Developer
4 156 (7.30%) Senior Developer
5 141 (6.59%) Analyst
6 107 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 90 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 88 (4.12%) Scrum Master
9 83 (3.88%) Consultant
9 83 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 67 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
11 66 (3.09%) Angular Developer
12 63 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
13 61 (2.85%) .NET Developer
14 58 (2.71%) Lead Developer
15 55 (2.57%) Business Analyst
16 54 (2.53%) Agile Coach
17 53 (2.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 51 (2.39%) Software Engineer
19 48 (2.25%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (11.88%) CSS
2 243 (11.37%) HTML
3 219 (10.24%) .NET
4 208 (9.73%) REST
5 194 (9.07%) Web Services
6 179 (8.37%) Node.js
7 157 (7.34%) AngularJS
8 146 (6.83%) Spring
9 139 (6.50%) HTML5
10 129 (6.03%) React
11 128 (5.99%) JSON
12 99 (4.63%) J2EE
13 94 (4.40%) RESTful
14 92 (4.30%) ASP.NET
15 91 (4.26%) Middleware
16 86 (4.02%) CSS3
17 80 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
18 77 (3.60%) SOAP
18 77 (3.60%) XML
19 76 (3.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 230 (10.76%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (6.69%) User Experience
3 95 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 67 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 52 (2.43%) Clustering
6 48 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 48 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 47 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 45 (2.10%) Data Centre
9 33 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.50%) Blog
11 31 (1.45%) PMI
12 25 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.12%) Replication
14 21 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 21 (0.98%) Derivative
14 21 (0.98%) Equities
15 19 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 17 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 388 (18.15%) Linux
2 249 (11.65%) Unix
3 138 (6.45%) Windows
4 124 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 46 (2.15%) Android
7 39 (1.82%) Windows Server
8 37 (1.73%) CentOS
9 33 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 22 (1.03%) Solaris
11 15 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 14 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 12 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.51%) AIX
14 11 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.23%) HPUX
18 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1124 (52.57%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (34.85%) Coaching
3 456 (21.33%) Scrum
4 408 (19.08%) TDD
5 378 (17.68%) Test Automation
6 369 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
7 359 (16.79%) DevOps
8 263 (12.30%) Kanban
9 235 (10.99%) Project Management
10 222 (10.38%) BDD
11 204 (9.54%) Open Source
12 202 (9.45%) Microservices
13 201 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 196 (9.17%) Software Engineering
15 193 (9.03%) User Stories
16 192 (8.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 177 (8.28%) Configuration Management
18 176 (8.23%) SOA
19 170 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
20 156 (7.30%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 579 (27.08%) Java
2 380 (17.77%) SQL
3 362 (16.93%) JavaScript
4 209 (9.78%) Python
5 180 (8.42%) C#
6 114 (5.33%) Ruby
6 114 (5.33%) Scala
7 103 (4.82%) Perl
8 99 (4.63%) Bash Shell
9 59 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 53 (2.48%) ES6
11 52 (2.43%) PowerShell
12 48 (2.25%) C
13 45 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 40 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 32 (1.50%) Groovy
16 29 (1.36%) C++
17 24 (1.12%) Go
18 22 (1.03%) TypeScript
19 20 (0.94%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 207 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 204 (9.54%) Degree
3 128 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.15%) PMI Certification
5 43 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 41 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (1.54%) PMP
8 24 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 21 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (0.89%) ISEB
12 17 (0.80%) ISTQB
13 16 (0.75%) CCNP
14 15 (0.70%) Master's Degree
15 14 (0.65%) CCIE
16 13 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (0.51%) CISSP
19 10 (0.47%) DV Cleared
19 10 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (10.06%) QA
2 32 (1.50%) SLA
3 25 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.17%) PMO
4 20 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.47%) MiFID
8 8 (0.37%) GDPR
9 5 (0.23%) AS 2805
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.19%) WCAG
11 3 (0.14%) GPG13
11 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.094%) EMIR
12 2 (0.094%) FATCA
12 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.094%) P3O
System Software
1 186 (8.70%) Docker
2 55 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 38 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (1.54%) Xen
5 20 (0.94%) HDFS
6 18 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.56%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.23%) vSphere
12 4 (0.19%) LXC
13 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.094%) KVM
14 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.094%) SRDF
14 2 (0.094%) Varnish
15 1 (0.047%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 160 (7.48%) Puppet
2 130 (6.08%) Ansible
3 122 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (2.81%) Kubernetes
5 45 (2.10%) Terraform
6 23 (1.08%) Grafana
7 20 (0.94%) Nagios
8 14 (0.65%) Prometheus
9 13 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.61%) Oozie
10 12 (0.56%) logstash
10 12 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.51%) SCCM
12 10 (0.47%) Icinga
13 9 (0.42%) Kibana
13 9 (0.42%) Rancher
14 8 (0.37%) Cobbler
14 8 (0.37%) Galera Cluster
14 8 (0.37%) SCOM
15 7 (0.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 192 (8.98%) Oracle
2 191 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 64 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 55 (2.57%) SAP
5 46 (2.15%) Cisco
6 43 (2.01%) HP
7 40 (1.87%) VMware
8 37 (1.73%) AppDynamics
8 37 (1.73%) Google
9 34 (1.59%) IBM
10 33 (1.54%) Sybase
11 30 (1.40%) Splunk
12 29 (1.36%) Adobe
13 28 (1.31%) WSO2
14 21 (0.98%) Sitecore
15 18 (0.84%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.75%) Juniper
16 16 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (0.70%) F5
17 15 (0.70%) New Relic