Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 99 111
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 651 2,101 2,438
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.21% 2.39% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 2.75% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 1,362 1,602
Median daily rate £515 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +1.27% +3.95%
10th Percentile £335 £350 £350
90th Percentile £750 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% - +40.70%
10th Percentile £9.89 £19.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.92 £78.75 £50.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -62.86% - +51.25%

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 25,475 76,387 89,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.48% 86.84% 86.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,067 50,073 59,020
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.30% +2.50% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 2,290 2,449
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +19.51% -14.58%
10th Percentile £12.68 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.21 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.39 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.79% +20.00% -16.67%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 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 -17 549 £510 +2.00% 592
UK excluding London -7 313 £475 - 447
London -2 288 £550 +4.76% 215
Work from Home -12 104 £575 +15.00% 111
South East +30 83 £480 +1.05% 96
North of England -9 71 £450 +5.26% 134
North West +7 35 £450 - 71
East of England +18 34 £488 +2.63% 41
Scotland -6 34 £475 -5.00% 48
South West -6 32 £500 +8.11% 42
Wales +43 28 £500 +13.44% 24
Midlands +12 28 £405 -14.74% 60
Yorkshire +14 25 £450 +5.88% 48
West Midlands +13 25 £360 -28.00% 41
North East +16 9 £445 +2.24% 15
East Midlands +41 3 £550 +37.50% 18
Northern Ireland +2 3 £164 -61.41% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 284 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (30.88%) Coaching
3 198 (30.41%) DevOps
4 167 (25.65%) Azure
5 165 (25.35%) AWS
5 165 (25.35%) Java
6 150 (23.04%) Python
7 137 (21.04%) Security Cleared
8 132 (20.28%) Finance
9 129 (19.82%) Microservices
10 114 (17.51%) Jenkins
11 108 (16.59%) Kubernetes
12 105 (16.13%) SQL Server
13 102 (15.67%) SQL
13 102 (15.67%) SC Cleared
14 97 (14.90%) Scrum
14 97 (14.90%) Google
15 93 (14.29%) Docker
16 92 (14.13%) Public Sector
17 91 (13.98%) GCP
17 91 (13.98%) Software Engineering
18 86 (13.21%) Microsoft
19 85 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
20 79 (12.14%) JavaScript
21 75 (11.52%) Test Automation
22 73 (11.21%) Serverless
23 72 (11.06%) Web Services
24 69 (10.60%) MySQL
25 67 (10.29%) Git (software)
26 66 (10.14%) Data Warehouse

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 53 (8.14%) Apache
2 34 (5.22%) Confluence
3 28 (4.30%) SharePoint
4 17 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
4 17 (2.61%) nginx
5 12 (1.84%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.69%) IIS
7 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.08%) SAS
8 7 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.77%) JBoss
10 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.61%) CMS
10 4 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 14 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.15%) Sketch
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle iSupplier
6 1 (0.15%) Primavera
6 1 (0.15%) RMDS
6 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 167 (25.65%) Azure
2 165 (25.35%) AWS
3 91 (13.98%) GCP
4 73 (11.21%) Serverless
5 63 (9.68%) AWS Lambda
6 48 (7.37%) Amazon ECS
7 35 (5.38%) Office 365
8 32 (4.92%) Amazon S3
8 32 (4.92%) Apigee
9 29 (4.45%) PaaS
10 23 (3.53%) Power Platform
11 21 (3.23%) GitHub
12 20 (3.07%) npm
13 14 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (2.00%) SaaS
15 11 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
15 11 (1.69%) IaaS
15 11 (1.69%) OneDrive
16 10 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 10 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.76%) DNS
1 18 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.30%) DHCP
2 15 (2.30%) HTTP
3 13 (2.00%) Skype
4 12 (1.84%) SSL
5 11 (1.69%) Firewall
6 10 (1.54%) SAN
7 6 (0.92%) DSL
7 6 (0.92%) VPN
8 5 (0.77%) Softphone
8 5 (0.77%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.61%) Internet
9 4 (0.61%) LAN
9 4 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.46%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.46%) Wireless
11 2 (0.31%) FTP
11 2 (0.31%) IPv4
11 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.60%) MySQL
3 66 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
4 54 (8.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 33 (5.07%) Relational Database
6 25 (3.84%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.53%) BigQuery
8 20 (3.07%) Big Data
9 16 (2.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (2.46%) MongoDB
9 16 (2.46%) Power BI
10 14 (2.15%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 10 (1.54%) Hadoop
13 9 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 114 (17.51%) Jenkins
2 67 (10.29%) Git (software)
3 55 (8.45%) JIRA
4 52 (7.99%) GitLab
5 33 (5.07%) Artifactory
6 29 (4.45%) Selenium
7 28 (4.30%) Cucumber
8 20 (3.07%) Maven
9 18 (2.76%) CircleCI
10 17 (2.61%) Gradle
10 17 (2.61%) gulp
10 17 (2.61%) Travis CI
11 16 (2.46%) JUnit
12 11 (1.69%) Gatling
13 10 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.23%) JMeter
14 8 (1.23%) SoapUI
14 8 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 132 (20.28%) Finance
2 92 (14.13%) Public Sector
3 58 (8.91%) Banking
4 39 (5.99%) Back Office
5 18 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.46%) Retail
7 14 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.84%) Electronics
8 12 (1.84%) Marketing
9 8 (1.23%) Law
10 7 (1.08%) Legal
10 7 (1.08%) Publishing
11 6 (0.92%) Front Office
12 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.61%) Military
13 3 (0.46%) Local Government
14 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 126 (19.35%) Developer
2 88 (13.52%) Architect
3 47 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
5 33 (5.07%) Analyst
5 33 (5.07%) Cloud Architect
6 32 (4.92%) Data Architect
7 30 (4.61%) AWS Architect
7 30 (4.61%) Java Architect
8 29 (4.45%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 29 (4.45%) Java Solutions Architect
9 27 (4.15%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 25 (3.84%) Software Engineer
11 23 (3.53%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.38%) Delivery Manager
12 22 (3.38%) User Researcher
13 21 (3.23%) Consultant
14 20 (3.07%) Java Developer
15 19 (2.92%) Technical Leader
16 17 (2.61%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.06%) Web Services
2 58 (8.91%) Node.js
3 47 (7.22%) gRPC
4 39 (5.99%) .NET
4 39 (5.99%) RESTful
5 38 (5.84%) HTML
5 38 (5.84%) OAuth
6 37 (5.68%) REST
7 36 (5.53%) React
8 33 (5.07%) CSS
9 32 (4.92%) Swagger
10 27 (4.15%) AngularJS
10 27 (4.15%) XML
11 26 (3.99%) JSON
12 17 (2.61%) HTML5
12 17 (2.61%) Spring
13 16 (2.46%) Spring Boot
14 13 (2.00%) Middleware
15 12 (1.84%) ASP.NET
15 12 (1.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.53%) Hedge funds
2 45 (6.91%) User Experience
3 34 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (2.46%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 13 (2.00%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.69%) Blog
9 11 (1.69%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 10 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.38%) Social Media
12 8 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.23%) Replication
13 7 (1.08%) Robotics
14 6 (0.92%) NHS
14 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.06%) Windows
2 53 (8.14%) Linux
3 23 (3.53%) Unix
4 20 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.30%) Android
6 13 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.54%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.08%) Debian
10 7 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.92%) Solaris
11 6 (0.92%) VMS
12 5 (0.77%) AIX
13 4 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.46%) CentOS
14 3 (0.46%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (43.63%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (30.88%) Coaching
3 198 (30.41%) DevOps
4 129 (19.82%) Microservices
5 97 (14.90%) Scrum
6 91 (13.98%) Software Engineering
7 85 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
8 75 (11.52%) Test Automation
9 62 (9.52%) Asset Management
10 60 (9.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (7.68%) Open Source
13 49 (7.53%) Change Management
13 49 (7.53%) Investment Management
14 48 (7.37%) TDD
14 48 (7.37%) Technical Leadership
15 47 (7.22%) Analytics
16 45 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (6.30%) SDLC
18 39 (5.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 165 (25.35%) Java
2 150 (23.04%) Python
3 102 (15.67%) SQL
4 79 (12.14%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.30%) C#
6 37 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 33 (5.07%) Go
8 22 (3.38%) C
9 20 (3.07%) Scala
10 19 (2.92%) Java 8
11 17 (2.61%) Groovy
12 16 (2.46%) TypeScript
13 14 (2.15%) Kotlin
14 12 (1.84%) Perl
15 10 (1.54%) Apple Swift
15 10 (1.54%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.54%) C++
15 10 (1.54%) Objective-C
15 10 (1.54%) Ruby
15 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (21.04%) Security Cleared
2 102 (15.67%) SC Cleared
3 66 (10.14%) Degree
4 32 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 25 (3.84%) Sun Certification
6 15 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.54%) CISSP
9 9 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (1.23%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.08%) CISA
11 7 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.92%) CISM
12 6 (0.92%) ISEB
12 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.61%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.45%) QA
2 12 (1.84%) SLA
3 8 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (1.23%) WCAG
4 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.08%) PMO
4 7 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.77%) COBIT
5 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.77%) NCSC
6 4 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.31%) GxP
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) GDPR
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 31000
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 93 (14.29%) Docker
2 31 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.77%) XenApp
7 4 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.46%) GridGain
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.31%) NDS
9 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 108 (16.59%) Kubernetes
2 64 (9.83%) Terraform
3 39 (5.99%) Ansible
4 22 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.46%) Argo
6 15 (2.30%) Kibana
7 14 (2.15%) Grafana
8 13 (2.00%) Puppet
9 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.08%) Packer
10 7 (1.08%) Prometheus
11 6 (0.92%) Istio
12 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.61%) HP ALM
14 3 (0.46%) SCCM
14 3 (0.46%) WSUS
15 2 (0.31%) Nessus
15 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
15 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (14.90%) Google
2 86 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 50 (7.68%) Oracle
4 35 (5.38%) SAP
5 15 (2.30%) HP
6 14 (2.15%) VMware
7 13 (2.00%) IBM
8 11 (1.69%) Cisco
8 11 (1.69%) Tableau
9 10 (1.54%) Citrix
9 10 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.54%) UiPath
10 9 (1.38%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.23%) Cloudera
12 7 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.92%) Apple
13 6 (0.92%) Ariba
13 6 (0.92%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.77%) CheckPoint
14 5 (0.77%) Sybase