Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 107 115
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2,256 2,466 1,980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 2.39% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.76% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 1,645 1,322
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.50% +4.67%
10th Percentile £360 £350 £325
90th Percentile £638 £656 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £460 £438
% change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +46.55% +47.88%
10th Percentile £14.88 £15.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £72.25 £65.20 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +70.00% +27.49%

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 79,989 89,464 81,546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.63% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,626 59,049 53,365
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,281 2,456 2,140
UK median hourly rate £24.70 £21.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% -13.49% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.45% -17.56% -

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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 +9 1,984 £511 +3.81% 1,262
UK excluding London +6 1,209 £475 +3.26% 938
London +14 1,015 £525 - 421
South East +9 309 £475 +5.56% 213
North of England -38 216 £450 -2.70% 232
Scotland +36 189 £500 - 65
South West +24 183 £450 - 126
Midlands -14 147 £500 +11.11% 162
West Midlands -10 112 £515 +14.44% 109
East of England +25 108 £478 -2.55% 108
North West -2 106 £443 -3.54% 148
Yorkshire -37 86 £450 -2.70% 63
Wales -25 39 £515 +17.05% 25
East Midlands +5 35 £406 -12.63% 53
North East -19 21 £406 -10.71% 21
Northern Ireland +20 20 £375 -17.58% 7
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 1,153 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (33.73%) Coaching
3 516 (22.87%) Java
4 460 (20.39%) DevOps
5 450 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
6 448 (19.86%) Finance
7 402 (17.82%) JavaScript
8 388 (17.20%) Scrum
9 361 (16.00%) Python
10 355 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
11 345 (15.29%) SQL
12 343 (15.20%) Security Cleared
13 310 (13.74%) TDD
14 296 (13.12%) Microservices
14 296 (13.12%) Jenkins
15 293 (12.99%) Git (software)
16 288 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
17 287 (12.72%) Test Automation
17 287 (12.72%) Docker
18 269 (11.92%) C#
19 252 (11.17%) Linux
20 246 (10.90%) SC Cleared
21 238 (10.55%) Continuous Improvement
22 236 (10.46%) Microsoft
23 234 (10.37%) .NET
24 220 (9.75%) Software Engineering
25 215 (9.53%) Node.js
26 212 (9.40%) HTML
27 209 (9.26%) CSS
28 208 (9.22%) AngularJS

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
1 106 (4.70%) Apache
2 99 (4.39%) Confluence
3 86 (3.81%) Apache Spark
4 49 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 48 (2.13%) Apache Airflow
6 38 (1.68%) Tomcat
7 32 (1.42%) IIS
8 31 (1.37%) nginx
9 30 (1.33%) Skype for Business
10 29 (1.29%) CMS
11 25 (1.11%) SharePoint
12 23 (1.02%) MS Exchange
13 21 (0.93%) Mule
14 18 (0.80%) WordPress
15 15 (0.66%) JBoss
16 14 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
16 14 (0.62%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.53%) OpenStack
18 10 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.58%) Sketch
7 8 (0.35%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.22%) InVision
10 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.089%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.089%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.044%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.044%) ImageReady
12 1 (0.044%) InDesign
12 1 (0.044%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.044%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 15 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.18%) Magento
4 4 (0.18%) Primavera
4 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 2 (0.089%) Actimize
6 2 (0.089%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.089%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.089%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 450 (19.95%) Amazon AWS
2 355 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (5.72%) GitHub
4 115 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 67 (2.97%) PaaS
6 60 (2.66%) SaaS
7 53 (2.35%) Office 365
7 53 (2.35%) Power Platform
8 50 (2.22%) Serverless
9 32 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
10 31 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 27 (1.20%) Amazon S3
12 25 (1.11%) IaaS
13 24 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 24 (1.06%) npm
14 21 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
15 19 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.80%) Slack
17 14 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.44%) Firewall
2 47 (2.08%) HTTP
3 38 (1.68%) Skype
3 38 (1.68%) WAN
4 37 (1.64%) TCP/IP
5 35 (1.55%) LAN
6 31 (1.37%) DNS
6 31 (1.37%) SAN
7 30 (1.33%) Internet
8 28 (1.24%) Unified Communications
9 27 (1.20%) VPN
10 23 (1.02%) DHCP
11 21 (0.93%) Network Security
12 20 (0.89%) SSL
13 19 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (0.80%) VoIP
14 18 (0.80%) Wireless
15 16 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (8.38%) Big Data
2 155 (6.87%) SQL Server
3 109 (4.83%) MySQL
4 81 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 70 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 60 (2.66%) MongoDB
8 59 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
8 59 (2.62%) Hadoop
9 53 (2.35%) Power BI
10 46 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
11 45 (1.99%) Oracle Database
12 43 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 42 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
16 24 (1.06%) MariaDB
16 24 (1.06%) Redis
17 22 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
17 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 296 (13.12%) Jenkins
2 293 (12.99%) Git (software)
3 171 (7.58%) JIRA
4 103 (4.57%) Maven
5 91 (4.03%) Selenium
6 82 (3.63%) Cucumber
7 62 (2.75%) Visual Studio
8 48 (2.13%) Gradle
9 44 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
10 41 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
11 40 (1.77%) JUnit
12 35 (1.55%) Jasmine
13 32 (1.42%) JMeter
14 27 (1.20%) Subversion
14 27 (1.20%) WebDriver
15 26 (1.15%) Bitbucket
15 26 (1.15%) SonarQube
16 24 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (1.02%) Mockito
18 21 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 448 (19.86%) Finance
2 117 (5.19%) Banking
3 91 (4.03%) Retail
4 81 (3.59%) Marketing
5 63 (2.79%) Front Office
6 46 (2.04%) Legal
7 38 (1.68%) Games
8 29 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 20 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.71%) Military
12 13 (0.58%) Law
13 11 (0.49%) Electronics
13 11 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.44%) Advertising
14 10 (0.44%) Publishing
15 9 (0.40%) Back Office
16 8 (0.35%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 564 (25.00%) Developer
2 273 (12.10%) Architect
3 139 (6.16%) Analyst
4 127 (5.63%) Senior Developer
5 120 (5.32%) Java Developer
6 111 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 89 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 80 (3.55%) Lead Developer
9 79 (3.50%) Technical Leader
10 75 (3.32%) Software Engineer
11 73 (3.24%) Data Engineer
12 72 (3.19%) Scrum Master
13 70 (3.10%) Consultant
14 67 (2.97%) .NET Developer
15 62 (2.75%) Python Engineer
16 60 (2.66%) AWS Architect
16 60 (2.66%) AWS Engineer
17 55 (2.44%) Project Manager
18 52 (2.30%) Big Data Engineer
18 52 (2.30%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (10.37%) .NET
2 215 (9.53%) Node.js
3 212 (9.40%) HTML
4 209 (9.26%) CSS
5 208 (9.22%) AngularJS
6 175 (7.76%) React
7 170 (7.54%) Web Services
8 140 (6.21%) RESTful
9 131 (5.81%) Spring
10 122 (5.41%) REST
11 84 (3.72%) HTML5
12 83 (3.68%) XML
13 78 (3.46%) Kafka
14 74 (3.28%) jQuery
15 73 (3.24%) JSON
16 71 (3.15%) Spring Boot
17 68 (3.01%) ASP.NET
18 61 (2.70%) Vue.js
19 60 (2.66%) .NET Framework
20 50 (2.22%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 144 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (6.07%) User Experience
3 68 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.62%) Public Cloud
5 56 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 54 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
7 53 (2.35%) Mobile App
8 48 (2.13%) Derivative
8 48 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 45 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 41 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 41 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.46%) Virtual Team
12 21 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 18 (0.80%) Data Structures
14 17 (0.75%) Blog
15 13 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.58%) CMDB
16 12 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
17 11 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 252 (11.17%) Linux
2 174 (7.71%) Windows
3 80 (3.55%) Unix
4 48 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.91%) Android
6 43 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (1.73%) Apple iOS
8 34 (1.51%) CentOS
9 33 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 17 (0.75%) Windows 7
11 14 (0.62%) AIX
12 10 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.22%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.22%) Solaris
16 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,153 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (33.73%) Coaching
3 460 (20.39%) DevOps
4 388 (17.20%) Scrum
5 310 (13.74%) TDD
6 296 (13.12%) Microservices
7 288 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
8 287 (12.72%) Test Automation
9 238 (10.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 220 (9.75%) Software Engineering
11 206 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 192 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
13 190 (8.42%) BDD
14 185 (8.20%) Analytics
15 176 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
16 166 (7.36%) Technical Leadership
17 155 (6.87%) ITIL
18 154 (6.83%) Project Management
19 150 (6.65%) Migration
20 143 (6.34%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 516 (22.87%) Java
2 402 (17.82%) JavaScript
3 361 (16.00%) Python
4 345 (15.29%) SQL
5 269 (11.92%) C#
6 88 (3.90%) C++
6 88 (3.90%) PowerShell
7 80 (3.55%) Scala
8 74 (3.28%) Java 8
9 61 (2.70%) PHP
10 58 (2.57%) C
11 53 (2.35%) TypeScript
12 48 (2.13%) ES6
13 43 (1.91%) Ruby
14 39 (1.73%) Bash Shell
15 33 (1.46%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.33%) T-SQL
17 28 (1.24%) Perl
18 20 (0.89%) Go
18 20 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 343 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 246 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 165 (7.31%) Degree
4 66 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 33 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (0.98%) CCNP
11 19 (0.84%) ISEB
11 19 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 18 (0.80%) DBS Check
13 17 (0.75%) MCSE
14 15 (0.66%) CCNA
14 15 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.62%) PMP
16 12 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 10 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (7.80%) QA
2 37 (1.64%) SLA
3 32 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 31 (1.37%) PMO
5 19 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.80%) NCSC
7 16 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 16 (0.71%) NIST
8 10 (0.44%) COBIT
8 10 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.40%) GDPR
10 8 (0.35%) WCAG
11 6 (0.27%) PSD2
12 5 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (0.22%) WAI
13 4 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.18%) IEC 61131
13 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.13%) GxP
System Software
1 287 (12.72%) Docker
2 97 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (0.40%) vSphere
8 9 (0.40%) XenApp
9 7 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.22%) IAG
10 5 (0.22%) KVM
11 4 (0.18%) Ceph
11 4 (0.18%) Firmware
12 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.13%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.089%) Varnish
13 2 (0.089%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 180 (7.98%) Kubernetes
2 138 (6.12%) Ansible
3 136 (6.03%) Terraform
4 78 (3.46%) Puppet
5 47 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (1.42%) SCCM
7 20 (0.89%) Packer
8 19 (0.84%) WSUS
9 18 (0.80%) Nessus
10 17 (0.75%) Nmap
11 12 (0.53%) Grafana
11 12 (0.53%) Prometheus
11 12 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
11 12 (0.53%) SCOM
12 11 (0.49%) Kibana
12 11 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.44%) Data Guard
14 8 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 236 (10.46%) Microsoft
2 144 (6.38%) Oracle
3 131 (5.81%) Google
4 66 (2.93%) VMware
5 59 (2.62%) Cisco
6 57 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 49 (2.17%) SAP
8 40 (1.77%) Bloomberg
8 40 (1.77%) Greenplum
9 39 (1.73%) Reuters
10 37 (1.64%) HP
11 34 (1.51%) MuleSoft
12 30 (1.33%) CheckPoint
13 29 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (1.24%) Citrix
14 28 (1.24%) Splunk
15 27 (1.20%) IBM
16 24 (1.06%) Adobe
17 22 (0.98%) Atlassian
17 22 (0.98%) BMC