Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 111 114
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 +12
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2,027 2,449 2,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 2.35% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 2.71% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 1,546 1,585
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +1.62% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 23
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +48.64%
10th Percentile £18.90 £14.08 £11.51
90th Percentile £78.88 £54.10 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +44.44%

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 71,836 90,403 88,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.00% 86.89% 86.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,030 59,821 58,588
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £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 2,289 2,335 2,120
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.64% +4.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Top 16 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 20 November 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 +5 1,761 £500 - 1,353
UK excluding London +18 1,190 £470 +1.62% 982
London +6 808 £525 - 469
South East +10 294 £475 +4.63% 228
North of England +10 276 £425 -5.56% 290
Scotland +45 206 £500 +11.11% 62
South West +9 166 £485 +7.78% 99
North West +20 137 £450 - 155
East of England +25 111 £475 -5.00% 104
Midlands -30 100 £450 -5.26% 163
Yorkshire -3 98 £400 -15.79% 101
West Midlands -23 70 £453 -4.74% 100
North East +1 41 £450 - 34
East Midlands +9 30 £425 -8.36% 63
Northern Ireland +20 20 £430 -6.52% 12
Wales +2 19 £360 -10.00% 23

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1,008 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (32.36%) Coaching
3 446 (22.00%) Java
4 402 (19.83%) DevOps
5 389 (19.19%) AWS
6 370 (18.25%) Scrum
7 352 (17.37%) JavaScript
8 337 (16.63%) Finance
9 321 (15.84%) Security Cleared
10 308 (15.19%) SQL
11 307 (15.15%) Azure
12 296 (14.60%) Python
13 279 (13.76%) Microservices
14 272 (13.42%) Test Automation
15 257 (12.68%) SC Cleared
15 257 (12.68%) TDD
16 255 (12.58%) Linux
17 244 (12.04%) Jenkins
18 240 (11.84%) Git (software)
19 225 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
20 224 (11.05%) C#
20 224 (11.05%) Microsoft
20 224 (11.05%) Node.js
21 220 (10.85%) Software Engineering
22 215 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
22 215 (10.61%) Docker
23 199 (9.82%) .NET
24 186 (9.18%) JIRA
25 185 (9.13%) Web Services
26 184 (9.08%) Problem-Solving

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
1 112 (5.53%) Confluence
2 52 (2.57%) Apache
3 48 (2.37%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
5 35 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 20 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 18 (0.89%) MS Exchange
7 18 (0.89%) Tomcat
8 17 (0.84%) CMS
8 17 (0.84%) nginx
9 15 (0.74%) JBoss
10 14 (0.69%) Skype for Business
11 12 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
12 11 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 10 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (0.39%) IIS
15 8 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.30%) Sketch
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.049%) InVision
9 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
3 10 (0.49%) SAP HCM
4 7 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.30%) Magento
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.30%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.25%) Primavera
6 5 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.20%) Shopify
8 3 (0.15%) Aligne
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 389 (19.19%) AWS
2 307 (15.15%) Azure
3 140 (6.91%) GitHub
4 77 (3.80%) GCP
5 64 (3.16%) Serverless
6 57 (2.81%) Office 365
7 55 (2.71%) Power Platform
8 51 (2.52%) PaaS
9 50 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
10 48 (2.37%) Amazon S3
11 43 (2.12%) AWS Lambda
12 40 (1.97%) SaaS
13 32 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (1.38%) Google Analytics
15 25 (1.23%) OpenShift
15 25 (1.23%) Slack
16 23 (1.13%) IaaS
17 20 (0.99%) Google Docs
18 19 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
19 18 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.66%) TCP/IP
2 51 (2.52%) Firewall
2 51 (2.52%) HTTP
3 38 (1.87%) Skype
4 35 (1.73%) SSL
5 29 (1.43%) LAN
5 29 (1.43%) VPN
6 28 (1.38%) DNS
6 28 (1.38%) WAN
7 25 (1.23%) SAN
8 24 (1.18%) Internet
9 23 (1.13%) Network Security
10 20 (0.99%) DHCP
11 16 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (0.64%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.59%) VoIP
15 11 (0.54%) Broadband
16 10 (0.49%) BGP
16 10 (0.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 110 (5.43%) MySQL
3 109 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 97 (4.79%) Big Data
5 81 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 67 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 53 (2.61%) Power BI
8 47 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 47 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 45 (2.22%) Data Lake
10 43 (2.12%) RDBMS
11 40 (1.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 40 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
12 39 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 39 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 38 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
14 37 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
15 27 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 24 (1.18%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 244 (12.04%) Jenkins
2 240 (11.84%) Git (software)
3 186 (9.18%) JIRA
4 111 (5.48%) Selenium
5 86 (4.24%) Cucumber
6 57 (2.81%) JUnit
7 43 (2.12%) Gatling
8 42 (2.07%) Bitbucket
8 42 (2.07%) Maven
9 41 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 32 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 32 (1.58%) WebDriver
11 30 (1.48%) Visual Studio
12 28 (1.38%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.33%) JMeter
14 23 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
15 19 (0.94%) MSI
15 19 (0.94%) SoapUI
16 18 (0.89%) Gradle
16 18 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 337 (16.63%) Finance
2 174 (8.58%) Public Sector
3 84 (4.14%) Marketing
4 72 (3.55%) Front Office
5 68 (3.35%) Retail
6 66 (3.26%) Banking
7 49 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.58%) Games
9 31 (1.53%) Legal
10 27 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.79%) Electronics
12 13 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.64%) Law
13 12 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 12 (0.59%) Publishing
14 10 (0.49%) Local Government
15 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.35%) Military
17 6 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 507 (25.01%) Developer
2 254 (12.53%) Architect
3 128 (6.31%) Analyst
4 115 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 102 (5.03%) Java Developer
6 91 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
7 90 (4.44%) Senior Developer
8 81 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
9 80 (3.95%) Lead Developer
9 80 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 76 (3.75%) Scrum Master
11 66 (3.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 64 (3.16%) Technical Leader
13 61 (3.01%) Consultant
14 53 (2.61%) Senior DevOps
15 51 (2.52%) .NET Developer
15 51 (2.52%) Agile Coach
16 49 (2.42%) AWS Software Engineer
17 48 (2.37%) Business Analyst
17 48 (2.37%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (11.05%) Node.js
2 199 (9.82%) .NET
3 185 (9.13%) Web Services
4 182 (8.98%) React
5 176 (8.68%) AngularJS
6 174 (8.58%) HTML
7 167 (8.24%) CSS
8 132 (6.51%) RESTful
9 124 (6.12%) Spring
10 121 (5.97%) REST
11 103 (5.08%) XML
12 84 (4.14%) HTML5
13 82 (4.05%) Spring Boot
14 79 (3.90%) JSON
15 67 (3.31%) Kafka
16 65 (3.21%) Sass
17 55 (2.71%) CSS3
18 52 (2.57%) Gherkin
19 45 (2.22%) jQuery
19 45 (2.22%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 126 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (5.08%) User Experience
3 68 (3.35%) Derivative
3 68 (3.35%) Fixed Income
4 57 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 53 (2.61%) Public Cloud
7 49 (2.42%) Data Centre
8 42 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
9 40 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
10 33 (1.63%) Algorithms
11 22 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.84%) Reference Data
13 16 (0.79%) Data Structures
14 11 (0.54%) Clustering
14 11 (0.54%) PKI
14 11 (0.54%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.49%) Blog
15 10 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 255 (12.58%) Linux
2 174 (8.58%) Windows
3 84 (4.14%) Unix
4 64 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.02%) CentOS
7 38 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 37 (1.83%) Windows Server
9 36 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.63%) Amazon Linux
10 33 (1.63%) Android
11 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.79%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.49%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.20%) AIX
15 4 (0.20%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.20%) Solaris
15 4 (0.20%) VMS
15 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,008 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 656 (32.36%) Coaching
3 402 (19.83%) DevOps
4 370 (18.25%) Scrum
5 279 (13.76%) Microservices
6 272 (13.42%) Test Automation
7 257 (12.68%) TDD
8 225 (11.10%) Continuous Integration
9 220 (10.85%) Software Engineering
10 215 (10.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 184 (9.08%) Problem-Solving
12 180 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 175 (8.63%) Technical Leadership
14 167 (8.24%) Project Management
15 157 (7.75%) BDD
16 155 (7.65%) Kanban
17 153 (7.55%) Analytics
17 153 (7.55%) ITIL
18 144 (7.10%) Front End Development
19 136 (6.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 446 (22.00%) Java
2 352 (17.37%) JavaScript
3 308 (15.19%) SQL
4 296 (14.60%) Python
5 224 (11.05%) C#
6 98 (4.83%) C++
7 77 (3.80%) PowerShell
8 64 (3.16%) C
8 64 (3.16%) Scala
9 54 (2.66%) Java 8
10 49 (2.42%) ES6
11 44 (2.17%) Ruby
12 42 (2.07%) Bash Shell
13 41 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 34 (1.68%) PHP
15 31 (1.53%) Perl
16 25 (1.23%) Apple Swift
17 23 (1.13%) Shell Script
17 23 (1.13%) T-SQL
18 22 (1.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 321 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 257 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 144 (7.10%) Degree
4 47 (2.32%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (1.43%) ISEB
7 27 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 23 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (0.89%) CCNP
11 14 (0.69%) CCIE
11 14 (0.69%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.64%) CISSP
13 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 11 (0.54%) CCNA
14 11 (0.54%) GIAC
14 11 (0.54%) MCITP
14 11 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.57%) QA
2 29 (1.43%) WCAG
3 27 (1.33%) SLA
4 23 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.99%) PMO
6 17 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.84%) NCSC
7 15 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
8 14 (0.69%) NIST
9 13 (0.64%) COBIT
10 10 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.44%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.35%) GDPR
13 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.25%) PSD2
14 4 (0.20%) WAI
15 3 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 2 (0.099%) GAMP
System Software
1 215 (10.61%) Docker
2 81 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.39%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (0.35%) vSphere
8 6 (0.30%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.30%) Firmware
9 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.25%) XenApp
10 4 (0.20%) Snort
10 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.15%) HDFS
11 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.099%) KVM
Systems Management
1 149 (7.35%) Ansible
2 144 (7.10%) Kubernetes
3 117 (5.77%) Terraform
4 95 (4.69%) Puppet
5 40 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (1.87%) SCCM
7 32 (1.58%) Grafana
8 29 (1.43%) Kibana
9 26 (1.28%) Packer
10 11 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.49%) WSUS
12 9 (0.44%) Nessus
12 9 (0.44%) Prometheus
13 7 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.35%) Nmap
13 7 (0.35%) Oozie
13 7 (0.35%) Salt
14 6 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
14 6 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 224 (11.05%) Microsoft
2 146 (7.20%) Oracle
3 114 (5.62%) Google
4 74 (3.65%) Red Hat
5 49 (2.42%) SAP
6 46 (2.27%) Cisco
7 43 (2.12%) Bloomberg
7 43 (2.12%) Reuters
8 41 (2.02%) Splunk
9 40 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (1.87%) VMware
11 28 (1.38%) CheckPoint
12 27 (1.33%) HP
12 27 (1.33%) MuleSoft
12 27 (1.33%) webMethods
13 23 (1.13%) Citrix
13 23 (1.13%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.09%) IBM
14 22 (1.09%) Tableau
15 17 (0.84%) Greenplum