Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 100 93 109
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -5
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 932 1,778 2,418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.30% 2.44% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.85% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1,203 1,597
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £350
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £466
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.88% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 35
Median hourly rate £11.78 £30.00 £36.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.73% -17.36% +56.87%
10th Percentile £9.28 £15.75 £11.55
90th Percentile £52.00 £78.13 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.78 £30.00 £36.65
% change year-on-year -60.73% -18.14% +58.38%

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 34,928 62,346 86,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.24% 85.58% 87.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,555 41,676 58,409
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £433 £425
% change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,139 1,915 2,115
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.50% -5.94% -2.33%

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 17 January 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 17 January 2021.

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 17 January 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 -15 717 £518 +3.60% 686
UK excluding London -6 427 £500 +5.26% 534
London -5 369 £525 - 240
Work from Home -21 262 £525 -4.55% 138
North of England +3 112 £509 +13.06% 148
South East +5 87 £525 +6.71% 108
Scotland -7 77 £475 - 54
North West +19 65 £500 +11.11% 75
South West +3 52 £500 - 66
East of England +13 37 £475 -5.00% 45
Midlands +13 36 £450 -1.10% 74
Yorkshire -9 33 £525 +23.53% 55
West Midlands +31 28 £431 -4.18% 53
Wales +29 23 £525 +16.67% 26
North East +14 14 £496 +18.01% 18
East Midlands +11 4 £550 +15.79% 21
Northern Ireland -2 3 £164 -62.19% 13

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 436 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (32.73%) Coaching
3 263 (28.22%) DevOps
4 231 (24.79%) Java
5 193 (20.71%) AWS
6 179 (19.21%) Jenkins
7 171 (18.35%) Python
8 159 (17.06%) Security Cleared
9 154 (16.52%) Azure
10 153 (16.42%) Scrum
11 149 (15.99%) Git (software)
11 149 (15.99%) Microservices
12 139 (14.91%) Kubernetes
13 137 (14.70%) Public Sector
14 128 (13.73%) Finance
15 124 (13.30%) SQL
16 123 (13.20%) SC Cleared
17 121 (12.98%) GCP
18 116 (12.45%) JavaScript
19 113 (12.12%) Test Automation
20 109 (11.70%) Docker
21 107 (11.48%) TDD
22 103 (11.05%) Google
23 101 (10.84%) Continuous Improvement
24 100 (10.73%) Microsoft
25 99 (10.62%) Node.js
25 99 (10.62%) Open Source
26 98 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
27 95 (10.19%) Terraform
27 95 (10.19%) Continuous Integration

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 48 (5.15%) Confluence
2 41 (4.40%) nginx
3 33 (3.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 30 (3.22%) Apache
5 24 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.04%) IIS
7 17 (1.82%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.75%) CMS
9 7 (0.75%) JBoss
10 6 (0.64%) Anypoint
10 6 (0.64%) CICS
11 5 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.54%) Mule
11 5 (0.54%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 16 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.86%) Sketch
5 6 (0.64%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.54%) Zeplin
7 4 (0.43%) InVision
7 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Magento
2 5 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.32%) Shopify
5 2 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 193 (20.71%) AWS
2 154 (16.52%) Azure
3 121 (12.98%) GCP
4 51 (5.47%) PaaS
5 50 (5.36%) GitHub
6 41 (4.40%) Serverless
7 40 (4.29%) npm
8 39 (4.18%) AWS Lambda
9 31 (3.33%) Office 365
10 26 (2.79%) IaaS
11 25 (2.68%) Amazon S3
12 23 (2.47%) SaaS
13 19 (2.04%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.93%) Power Platform
15 16 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (1.61%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
17 12 (1.29%) Apigee
17 12 (1.29%) Google Analytics
18 11 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.68%) HTTP
2 22 (2.36%) SSL
3 17 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.61%) DNS
4 15 (1.61%) SAN
5 14 (1.50%) LAN
5 14 (1.50%) WAN
6 13 (1.39%) VPN
7 10 (1.07%) DHCP
8 9 (0.97%) Firewall
8 9 (0.97%) MPLS
9 8 (0.86%) FTP
10 7 (0.75%) BGP
11 6 (0.64%) OSPF
12 5 (0.54%) Internet
12 5 (0.54%) NAS
13 4 (0.43%) DSL
13 4 (0.43%) Intranet
13 4 (0.43%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.36%) BigQuery
3 42 (4.51%) Relational Database
4 39 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (3.86%) Big Data
5 36 (3.86%) MySQL
5 36 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (2.79%) NoSQL
7 19 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
8 16 (1.72%) Power BI
9 12 (1.29%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.18%) Data Lake
10 11 (1.18%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.18%) Tableau
11 9 (0.97%) GIS
12 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
12 8 (0.86%) Cosmos DB
12 8 (0.86%) NonStop SQL
13 7 (0.75%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 179 (19.21%) Jenkins
2 149 (15.99%) Git (software)
3 68 (7.30%) JIRA
4 67 (7.19%) Maven
5 45 (4.83%) CircleCI
5 45 (4.83%) gulp
6 43 (4.61%) Travis CI
7 41 (4.40%) Gradle
8 40 (4.29%) Selenium
9 37 (3.97%) Cucumber
10 30 (3.22%) GitLab
11 27 (2.90%) JUnit
12 23 (2.47%) Bitbucket
13 20 (2.15%) Artifactory
14 18 (1.93%) Subversion
15 16 (1.72%) Visual Studio
16 14 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (1.39%) FishEye
18 12 (1.29%) Gatling
19 11 (1.18%) Vagrant
General
1 137 (14.70%) Public Sector
2 128 (13.73%) Finance
3 38 (4.08%) Banking
4 23 (2.47%) Marketing
4 23 (2.47%) Retail
5 19 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.39%) Back Office
7 12 (1.29%) Legal
8 11 (1.18%) Electronics
8 11 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.07%) Law
9 10 (1.07%) Publishing
10 9 (0.97%) Front Office
11 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.43%) Advertising
12 4 (0.43%) Games
13 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.21%) Automotive
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 221 (23.71%) Developer
2 105 (11.27%) Architect
3 78 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 53 (5.69%) Analyst
5 45 (4.83%) Java Developer
6 34 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
7 31 (3.33%) Consultant
8 30 (3.22%) Senior Developer
9 25 (2.68%) .NET Developer
9 25 (2.68%) Technical Leader
10 23 (2.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 23 (2.47%) Software Engineer
10 23 (2.47%) User Researcher
11 22 (2.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 22 (2.36%) Lead Developer
11 22 (2.36%) Scrum Master
12 21 (2.25%) Test Manager
13 20 (2.15%) Cloud Engineer
13 20 (2.15%) Data Engineer
13 20 (2.15%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (10.62%) Node.js
2 70 (7.51%) .NET
3 68 (7.30%) HTML
4 67 (7.19%) REST
5 61 (6.55%) CSS
6 55 (5.90%) Spring
7 50 (5.36%) RESTful
8 47 (5.04%) Web Services
9 45 (4.83%) React
10 39 (4.18%) XML
11 38 (4.08%) AngularJS
11 38 (4.08%) JSON
12 35 (3.76%) Spring Boot
13 28 (3.00%) SOAP
14 25 (2.68%) ASP.NET
14 25 (2.68%) Vue.js
15 24 (2.58%) HTML5
16 23 (2.47%) .NET Framework
16 23 (2.47%) GraphQL
16 23 (2.47%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.83%) User Experience
2 54 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.15%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.50%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.29%) NHS
10 11 (1.18%) Clustering
10 11 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.18%) iPad
10 11 (1.18%) Replication
11 10 (1.07%) PKI
12 9 (0.97%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.97%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.97%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.86%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 91 (9.76%) Linux
2 77 (8.26%) Windows
3 35 (3.76%) Android
4 23 (2.47%) Unix
5 21 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 19 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.04%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.07%) CentOS
9 8 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.75%) Solaris
10 7 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.54%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.32%) Fedora
13 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (32.73%) Coaching
3 263 (28.22%) DevOps
4 153 (16.42%) Scrum
5 149 (15.99%) Microservices
6 113 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 107 (11.48%) TDD
8 101 (10.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 99 (10.62%) Open Source
10 98 (10.52%) Problem-Solving
11 95 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
12 76 (8.15%) Software Engineering
13 75 (8.05%) Analytics
14 70 (7.51%) Kanban
14 70 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 65 (6.97%) Migration
15 65 (6.97%) SDLC
16 58 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
17 55 (5.90%) Technical Leadership
17 55 (5.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 231 (24.79%) Java
2 171 (18.35%) Python
3 124 (13.30%) SQL
4 116 (12.45%) JavaScript
5 54 (5.79%) C#
6 41 (4.40%) Groovy
6 41 (4.40%) Scala
7 39 (4.18%) PowerShell
8 38 (4.08%) C
9 32 (3.43%) Java 8
10 31 (3.33%) TypeScript
11 27 (2.90%) Kotlin
12 19 (2.04%) Ruby
13 18 (1.93%) Go
14 17 (1.82%) Bash Shell
15 14 (1.50%) COBOL
16 13 (1.39%) PHP
17 12 (1.29%) Perl
18 7 (0.75%) Apex Code
18 7 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 159 (17.06%) Security Cleared
2 123 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.76%) Degree
4 33 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 16 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.50%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.29%) Sun Certification
9 11 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.07%) CISSP
10 10 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.97%) ISEB
11 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.86%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.75%) AWS Certification
13 7 (0.75%) CCNP
13 7 (0.75%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (7.30%) QA
2 17 (1.82%) SLA
3 9 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.97%) PMO
3 9 (0.97%) WCAG
4 6 (0.64%) Actionable Recommendations
5 5 (0.54%) GDPR
5 5 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.54%) NCSC
6 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.21%) NIST
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 109 (11.70%) Docker
2 51 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
3 37 (3.97%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.07%) GlusterFS
6 7 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (0.64%) vSphere
8 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.32%) XenApp
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 139 (14.91%) Kubernetes
2 95 (10.19%) Ansible
2 95 (10.19%) Terraform
3 52 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (4.18%) Argo
5 30 (3.22%) Grafana
6 28 (3.00%) Puppet
7 22 (2.36%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (1.93%) Prometheus
9 13 (1.39%) SCCM
10 12 (1.29%) Kibana
11 11 (1.18%) Istio
12 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.64%) WSUS
13 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.43%) CloudHub
14 4 (0.43%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 103 (11.05%) Google
2 100 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 42 (4.51%) Oracle
4 31 (3.33%) SAP
5 27 (2.90%) VMware
6 25 (2.68%) HP
7 17 (1.82%) IBM
7 17 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.72%) MuleSoft
9 14 (1.50%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.50%) Cisco
10 13 (1.39%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.29%) Citrix
12 11 (1.18%) Remedy
13 10 (1.07%) F5
13 10 (1.07%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.97%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.86%) Adobe
15 8 (0.86%) Apple
16 7 (0.75%) Juniper