Period
to 21 February 2018

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 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.

Mentorship
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 115 120
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 +23
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2,567 2,072 2,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.16% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 2.58% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,791 1,375 1,475
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £313
90th Percentile £662 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 27
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% +41.18%
10th Percentile £10.59 £13.88 £14.50
90th Percentile £108.00 £39.63 £55.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% +33.33%

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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 2018.

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 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Top 18 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 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 +25 2,281 £500 +10.99% 1,187
UK excluding London +22 1,437 £455 +7.06% 807
London +22 1,099 £525 +5.00% 474
North of England +57 408 £475 +11.76% 235
South East -9 342 £450 +12.50% 153
Yorkshire +36 192 £475 +5.56% 83
Midlands -30 181 £415 -3.49% 148
North West +50 145 £438 - 133
Scotland +26 143 £450 +28.64% 63
East of England +6 135 £500 +18.69% 97
West Midlands -4 135 £425 -5.56% 102
South West +40 114 £460 +9.52% 80
North East +44 91 £475 +18.75% 19
Wales +7 81 £430 -3.10% 17
East Midlands -36 45 £315 -21.25% 46
Northern Ireland +12 32 £450 +7.14% 14
Channel Islands -3 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 1,488 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 979 (38.14%) Coaching
3 686 (26.72%) Java
4 577 (22.48%) Scrum
5 509 (19.83%) DevOps
6 502 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
7 462 (18.00%) TDD
8 454 (17.69%) Finance
9 448 (17.45%) Linux
10 428 (16.67%) JavaScript
11 424 (16.52%) Git (software)
12 419 (16.32%) Test Automation
13 400 (15.58%) SQL
14 350 (13.63%) Jenkins
15 303 (11.80%) HTML
16 290 (11.30%) Docker
17 285 (11.10%) BDD
17 285 (11.10%) JIRA
18 283 (11.02%) Kanban
19 279 (10.87%) User Stories
20 277 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
20 277 (10.79%) Python
21 275 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
22 271 (10.56%) Open Source
23 269 (10.48%) CSS
24 267 (10.40%) Project Management
25 259 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
26 256 (9.97%) Microservices
27 250 (9.74%) Security Cleared
28 248 (9.66%) Software Engineering

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
1 204 (7.95%) Confluence
2 91 (3.54%) Tomcat
3 68 (2.65%) Apache
4 66 (2.57%) JBoss
5 57 (2.22%) nginx
6 56 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 51 (1.99%) SharePoint
8 50 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 46 (1.79%) CMS
10 44 (1.71%) WebLogic
11 41 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 38 (1.48%) IIS
13 37 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 36 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
15 26 (1.01%) SAS
16 24 (0.93%) MS Exchange
17 21 (0.82%) Skype for Business
18 19 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
18 19 (0.74%) OpenStack
19 17 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 36 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.078%) GIMP
10 1 (0.039%) EViews
10 1 (0.039%) HipChat
10 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.039%) Simulink
10 1 (0.039%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 24 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.31%) Cognos Planning
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.12%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.078%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.078%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.078%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.078%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.078%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 277 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (3.97%) Slack
4 75 (2.92%) PaaS
5 64 (2.49%) Office 365
6 52 (2.03%) SaaS
7 46 (1.79%) IaaS
8 40 (1.56%) npm
9 39 (1.52%) GitHub
10 33 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
12 29 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
13 22 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
14 20 (0.78%) Heroku
14 20 (0.78%) Serverless
15 17 (0.66%) Amazon S3
15 17 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (0.58%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
18 9 (0.35%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.90%) HTTP
2 71 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 53 (2.06%) Internet
4 49 (1.91%) VPN
5 48 (1.87%) DNS
6 43 (1.68%) SAN
7 40 (1.56%) SSL
8 36 (1.40%) Firewall
9 31 (1.21%) Network Security
10 28 (1.09%) LAN
11 24 (0.93%) SMS
12 22 (0.86%) Kerberos
13 19 (0.74%) Skype
13 19 (0.74%) WAN
14 18 (0.70%) VoIP
15 16 (0.62%) DHCP
15 16 (0.62%) LTE
15 16 (0.62%) MPLS
16 15 (0.58%) HSPA
16 15 (0.58%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (7.56%) NoSQL
2 188 (7.32%) Relational Database
3 166 (6.47%) MySQL
4 148 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
5 141 (5.49%) SQL Server
6 138 (5.38%) MongoDB
7 105 (4.09%) Big Data
8 91 (3.54%) Hadoop
9 79 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 57 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
11 54 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (1.68%) Redis
13 40 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.32%) Apache Hive
15 32 (1.25%) HBase
16 29 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
18 17 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (0.62%) Power BI
19 16 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 424 (16.52%) Git (software)
2 350 (13.63%) Jenkins
3 285 (11.10%) JIRA
4 152 (5.92%) Cucumber
5 115 (4.48%) Maven
6 109 (4.25%) Selenium
7 90 (3.51%) JUnit
8 79 (3.08%) Subversion
9 58 (2.26%) Mockito
10 57 (2.22%) Jasmine
11 51 (1.99%) gulp
12 49 (1.91%) SonarQube
13 47 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
14 44 (1.71%) TeamCity
15 40 (1.56%) JMeter
16 38 (1.48%) NUnit
16 38 (1.48%) Visual Studio
17 36 (1.40%) Grunt
18 35 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
19 33 (1.29%) SoapUI
General
1 454 (17.69%) Finance
2 130 (5.06%) Banking
3 69 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 65 (2.53%) Marketing
4 65 (2.53%) Retail
5 64 (2.49%) Games
6 44 (1.71%) Law
7 42 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 37 (1.44%) Legal
9 22 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 22 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 21 (0.82%) Publishing
11 16 (0.62%) Front Office
12 15 (0.58%) Back Office
13 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.27%) Digital Economy
15 6 (0.23%) Advertising
16 5 (0.19%) Electronics
16 5 (0.19%) Military
17 4 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 634 (24.70%) Developer
2 365 (14.22%) Architect
3 180 (7.01%) Analyst
3 180 (7.01%) Java Developer
4 156 (6.08%) DevOps Engineer
5 155 (6.04%) Senior Developer
6 147 (5.73%) Scrum Master
7 116 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
8 103 (4.01%) Consultant
9 95 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 93 (3.62%) Business Analyst
11 83 (3.23%) Software Engineer
12 82 (3.19%) Digital Architect
13 80 (3.12%) Technical Architect
14 78 (3.04%) .NET Developer
15 73 (2.84%) Lead Developer
16 71 (2.77%) Senior DevOps
17 67 (2.61%) Designer
18 66 (2.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 66 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (11.80%) HTML
2 269 (10.48%) CSS
3 235 (9.15%) .NET
4 219 (8.53%) Web Services
5 196 (7.64%) REST
6 186 (7.25%) Node.js
7 183 (7.13%) HTML5
8 143 (5.57%) RESTful
9 136 (5.30%) Spring
10 135 (5.26%) AngularJS
11 117 (4.56%) JSON
12 111 (4.32%) jQuery
13 102 (3.97%) CSS3
14 98 (3.82%) React
15 96 (3.74%) XML
16 89 (3.47%) Hibernate
17 85 (3.31%) Middleware
18 78 (3.04%) ASP.NET
18 78 (3.04%) SOAP
19 69 (2.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 259 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 199 (7.75%) User Experience
3 78 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
4 69 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 67 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 59 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 58 (2.26%) Virtual Team
8 55 (2.14%) Data Centre
9 50 (1.95%) Clustering
10 39 (1.52%) Blog
11 32 (1.25%) PMI
12 31 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 31 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.13%) Derivative
14 27 (1.05%) NHS
15 24 (0.93%) Equities
16 21 (0.82%) Fintech
17 18 (0.70%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 448 (17.45%) Linux
2 213 (8.30%) Unix
3 186 (7.25%) Windows
4 157 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (2.84%) Windows Server
6 71 (2.77%) Mac OS X
7 60 (2.34%) Android
8 40 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.56%) CentOS
9 35 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.97%) Solaris
12 16 (0.62%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.39%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.31%) HPUX
16 7 (0.27%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.19%) AIX
18 4 (0.16%) CoreOS
19 3 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,488 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
2 979 (38.14%) Coaching
3 577 (22.48%) Scrum
4 509 (19.83%) DevOps
5 502 (19.56%) Continuous Integration
6 462 (18.00%) TDD
7 419 (16.32%) Test Automation
8 285 (11.10%) BDD
9 283 (11.02%) Kanban
10 279 (10.87%) User Stories
11 275 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
12 271 (10.56%) Open Source
13 267 (10.40%) Project Management
14 256 (9.97%) Microservices
15 248 (9.66%) Software Engineering
16 224 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 219 (8.53%) Configuration Management
18 200 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
19 185 (7.21%) SOA
20 174 (6.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 686 (26.72%) Java
2 428 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 400 (15.58%) SQL
4 277 (10.79%) Python
5 206 (8.02%) C#
6 183 (7.13%) Ruby
7 125 (4.87%) Scala
8 103 (4.01%) Perl
9 94 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 92 (3.58%) PowerShell
11 62 (2.42%) C
12 52 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 42 (1.64%) C++
14 37 (1.44%) Groovy
14 37 (1.44%) PHP
14 37 (1.44%) R
15 31 (1.21%) TypeScript
16 30 (1.17%) T-SQL
17 29 (1.13%) ES6
18 27 (1.05%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 250 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 213 (8.30%) Degree
3 137 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.06%) PMI Certification
5 51 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 47 (1.83%) PMP
7 33 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.97%) Master's Degree
10 24 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (0.90%) ISEB
12 21 (0.82%) CCNA
13 18 (0.70%) DV Cleared
13 18 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
15 15 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 14 (0.55%) CCNP
17 13 (0.51%) MCSE
18 12 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
19 8 (0.31%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (8.84%) QA
2 31 (1.21%) PMO
3 28 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 24 (0.93%) SLA
6 17 (0.66%) GDPR
7 15 (0.58%) WCAG
8 10 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.35%) GCP
10 5 (0.19%) COBIT
10 5 (0.19%) EMIR
10 5 (0.19%) MiFID
11 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.078%) HL7
12 2 (0.078%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.078%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.078%) PMBOK
System Software
1 290 (11.30%) Docker
2 76 (2.96%) Active Directory
3 50 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (1.01%) vSphere
6 24 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.55%) HDFS
8 13 (0.51%) Xen
9 5 (0.19%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.19%) LXC
9 5 (0.19%) XenApp
10 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.12%) Firmware
11 3 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.078%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.078%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 223 (8.69%) Puppet
2 192 (7.48%) Ansible
3 136 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
4 112 (4.36%) Kubernetes
5 94 (3.66%) Terraform
6 30 (1.17%) Grafana
7 19 (0.74%) Nagios
7 19 (0.74%) SCCM
8 17 (0.66%) logstash
9 15 (0.58%) Nessus
10 14 (0.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 12 (0.47%) StatsD
12 10 (0.39%) Icinga
13 9 (0.35%) Capistrano
13 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (0.35%) Prometheus
14 8 (0.31%) Galera Cluster
14 8 (0.31%) Packer
15 7 (0.27%) Data Guard
15 7 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 240 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 204 (7.95%) Oracle
3 88 (3.43%) Red Hat
4 61 (2.38%) VMware
5 51 (1.99%) Google
6 48 (1.87%) SAP
7 45 (1.75%) Adobe
7 45 (1.75%) Cisco
8 41 (1.60%) HP
9 37 (1.44%) IBM
9 37 (1.44%) Splunk
10 31 (1.21%) Hortonworks
11 28 (1.09%) Tableau
12 25 (0.97%) AppDynamics
13 24 (0.93%) Atlassian
14 23 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.78%) Citrix
15 20 (0.78%) New Relic
16 17 (0.66%) Cloudera
16 17 (0.66%) Informatica