Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 123 152
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 -2
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2004 2192 1819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.09% 2.02% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.42% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1454 1189
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +6.51%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £310
90th Percentile £625 £621 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.49% -42.32% +41.67%
10th Percentile £10.59 £17.45 £15.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £39.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £19.61 £36.25
% change year-on-year +18.00% -45.90% +51.04%

Mentoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 -1 1816 £475 +5.56% 498
UK excluding London +14 1107 £438 +2.94% 356
London -12 863 £500 - 184
South East +1 309 £425 - 84
North of England -19 227 £455 +6.50% 116
East of England +49 173 £475 +11.76% 35
Midlands +14 148 £415 -2.64% 51
Yorkshire +12 110 £480 +6.67% 43
North West -4 95 £535 +12.63% 67
South West -2 92 £450 +12.50% 27
West Midlands +25 91 £414 -0.90% 29
Wales +45 67 £425 +9.68% 9
Scotland -10 61 £375 +6.23% 31
East Midlands -20 47 £425 - 22
North East -5 35 £497 +50.61% 6
Northern Ireland -20 33 £410 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mentoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mentoring.

1 1073 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (29.09%) Coaching
3 545 (27.20%) Java
4 426 (21.26%) TDD
5 405 (20.21%) Finance
6 404 (20.16%) Scrum
7 380 (18.96%) Linux
8 375 (18.71%) Test Automation
9 370 (18.46%) SQL
10 334 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 313 (15.62%) DevOps
12 305 (15.22%) JavaScript
13 278 (13.87%) Unix
14 274 (13.67%) Git (software)
15 257 (12.82%) CSS
16 240 (11.98%) HTML
17 227 (11.33%) Jenkins
18 222 (11.08%) .NET
19 217 (10.83%) Project Management
19 217 (10.83%) Kanban
20 208 (10.38%) C#
21 207 (10.33%) Security Cleared
22 199 (9.93%) Relational Database
23 197 (9.83%) REST
23 197 (9.83%) Oracle
24 192 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
25 191 (9.53%) Open Source
25 191 (9.53%) Continuous Improvement
26 190 (9.48%) Microservices
26 190 (9.48%) QA

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 78 (3.89%) Confluence
2 63 (3.14%) Apache
3 57 (2.84%) JBoss
4 49 (2.45%) Apache Spark
5 40 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 40 (2.00%) WebLogic
6 39 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
7 38 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 36 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 31 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (1.30%) CMS
11 22 (1.10%) nginx
12 17 (0.85%) IIS
12 17 (0.85%) Mule
13 16 (0.80%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.60%) SAS
15 10 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.50%) Mule ESB
15 10 (0.50%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 35 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.40%) Magento
4 6 (0.30%) Endur
4 6 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.25%) RMDS
5 5 (0.25%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.15%) Actimize
7 3 (0.15%) Fredhopper
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.15%) SAP VC
8 2 (0.100%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
Cloud Services
1 192 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.95%) PaaS
4 36 (1.80%) SaaS
5 34 (1.70%) GitHub
6 27 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (1.30%) Slack
8 24 (1.20%) Office 365
9 22 (1.10%) IaaS
10 17 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 16 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 10 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.40%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
16 6 (0.30%) Datadog
17 5 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 118 (5.89%) HTTP
2 67 (3.34%) TCP/IP
3 56 (2.79%) Firewall
4 50 (2.50%) SSL
5 36 (1.80%) VPN
6 30 (1.50%) SAN
7 29 (1.45%) DNS
8 27 (1.35%) WAN
9 26 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (1.30%) LAN
10 25 (1.25%) Internet
11 19 (0.95%) NAS
11 19 (0.95%) Wireless
12 16 (0.80%) BGP
13 14 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (0.70%) LDAP
13 14 (0.70%) OSPF
14 13 (0.65%) Network Security
15 12 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
16 11 (0.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.93%) Relational Database
2 140 (6.99%) SQL Server
3 115 (5.74%) Big Data
4 114 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 111 (5.54%) MySQL
6 82 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
7 80 (3.99%) MongoDB
8 66 (3.29%) Hadoop
9 63 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 45 (2.25%) RDBMS
12 35 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 25 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
15 22 (1.10%) Apache Hive
16 20 (1.00%) DB2
16 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (0.95%) HBase
18 17 (0.85%) SAP HANA
19 16 (0.80%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 274 (13.67%) Git (software)
2 227 (11.33%) Jenkins
3 175 (8.73%) JIRA
4 95 (4.74%) Selenium
5 80 (3.99%) JUnit
6 73 (3.64%) Maven
7 71 (3.54%) Subversion
8 53 (2.64%) Cucumber
9 46 (2.30%) JIRA Agile
10 42 (2.10%) gulp
11 28 (1.40%) Jasmine
12 26 (1.30%) Mockito
12 26 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.30%) TeamCity
13 25 (1.25%) Mocha
14 24 (1.20%) Gradle
15 23 (1.15%) SoapUI
16 22 (1.10%) Grunt
17 21 (1.05%) SonarQube
17 21 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 405 (20.21%) Finance
2 135 (6.74%) Retail
3 115 (5.74%) Banking
4 62 (3.09%) Marketing
5 47 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.10%) Front Office
7 37 (1.85%) Legal
7 37 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 26 (1.30%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.05%) Games
11 18 (0.90%) Electronics
12 17 (0.85%) Back Office
13 15 (0.75%) Law
13 15 (0.75%) Publishing
14 12 (0.60%) Local Government
15 11 (0.55%) Retail Banking
16 7 (0.35%) Billing
16 7 (0.35%) Military
16 7 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 664 (33.13%) Developer
2 224 (11.18%) Architect
3 223 (11.13%) Java Developer
4 188 (9.38%) Senior Developer
5 122 (6.09%) Analyst
6 121 (6.04%) Consultant
7 86 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 86 (4.29%) Senior Java Developer
8 77 (3.84%) Scrum Master
9 75 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
10 72 (3.59%) Angular Developer
11 62 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 62 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 56 (2.79%) .NET Developer
13 55 (2.74%) JavaScript Developer
14 53 (2.64%) C# Developer
15 49 (2.45%) Agile Coach
16 47 (2.35%) Node.js Developer
17 43 (2.15%) Delivery Manager
17 43 (2.15%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (12.82%) CSS
2 240 (11.98%) HTML
3 222 (11.08%) .NET
4 197 (9.83%) REST
5 177 (8.83%) Web Services
6 167 (8.33%) Spring
7 159 (7.93%) Node.js
8 150 (7.49%) AngularJS
9 126 (6.29%) JSON
10 110 (5.49%) React
11 109 (5.44%) HTML5
12 105 (5.24%) ASP.NET
12 105 (5.24%) RESTful
13 104 (5.19%) J2EE
14 103 (5.14%) XML
15 91 (4.54%) Middleware
16 84 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
17 79 (3.94%) CSS3
18 74 (3.69%) SOAP
19 66 (3.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (6.04%) User Experience
3 96 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 66 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 47 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 46 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 33 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.35%) Clustering
10 26 (1.30%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.25%) Blog
12 24 (1.20%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.10%) PMI
15 21 (1.05%) Public Cloud
16 20 (1.00%) Fixed Income
17 18 (0.90%) Data Structures
18 16 (0.80%) Equities
19 14 (0.70%) Derivative
19 14 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 380 (18.96%) Linux
2 278 (13.87%) Unix
3 108 (5.39%) Windows
4 92 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (3.89%) Mac OS X
6 39 (1.95%) Android
7 33 (1.65%) Windows Server
8 31 (1.55%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.20%) Solaris
10 23 (1.15%) Mac OS
11 18 (0.90%) CentOS
12 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.60%) AIX
13 12 (0.60%) HPUX
14 10 (0.50%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1073 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
2 583 (29.09%) Coaching
3 426 (21.26%) TDD
4 404 (20.16%) Scrum
5 375 (18.71%) Test Automation
6 334 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 313 (15.62%) DevOps
8 217 (10.83%) Kanban
8 217 (10.83%) Project Management
9 191 (9.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 191 (9.53%) Open Source
10 190 (9.48%) Microservices
11 187 (9.33%) BDD
12 179 (8.93%) MVC
13 168 (8.38%) OO
14 164 (8.18%) Software Engineering
15 160 (7.98%) Configuration Management
15 160 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 142 (7.09%) SOA
17 141 (7.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 545 (27.20%) Java
2 370 (18.46%) SQL
3 305 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 208 (10.38%) C#
5 180 (8.98%) Python
6 101 (5.04%) Scala
7 95 (4.74%) Ruby
8 92 (4.59%) Perl
9 65 (3.24%) Bash Shell
10 59 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 53 (2.64%) C
12 48 (2.40%) ES6
13 42 (2.10%) PL/SQL
14 37 (1.85%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.60%) T-SQL
16 29 (1.45%) Groovy
17 25 (1.25%) C++
18 17 (0.85%) Go
19 15 (0.75%) TypeScript
20 14 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 207 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 189 (9.43%) Degree
3 126 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (1.75%) PMI Certification
7 31 (1.55%) ISEB
7 31 (1.55%) ISTQB
8 28 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (1.20%) PMP
10 22 (1.10%) CCNP
10 22 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 17 (0.85%) CCIE
13 14 (0.70%) CISSP
14 13 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
14 13 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.40%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (9.48%) QA
2 34 (1.70%) PMO
3 32 (1.60%) SLA
4 27 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.65%) MiFID
7 11 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 9 (0.45%) Data Quality
9 6 (0.30%) GPG13
10 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.20%) AS 2805
11 4 (0.20%) GDPR
11 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
12 3 (0.15%) FATCA
12 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.100%) COBIT
13 2 (0.100%) GMP
13 2 (0.100%) P3O
13 2 (0.100%) WAI
13 2 (0.100%) WCAG
System Software
1 144 (7.19%) Docker
2 44 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.40%) Xen
4 25 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.60%) Apache Flume
7 10 (0.50%) HDFS
8 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 7 (0.35%) vSphere
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.15%) Varnish
12 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.100%) LXC
13 2 (0.100%) XenApp
13 2 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 143 (7.14%) Puppet
2 126 (6.29%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (5.29%) Ansible
4 47 (2.35%) Kubernetes
5 35 (1.75%) Terraform
6 14 (0.70%) Grafana
6 14 (0.70%) Oozie
7 10 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 10 (0.50%) SCOM
8 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.40%) Packer
9 8 (0.40%) Rancher
9 8 (0.40%) SCCM
10 7 (0.35%) Kibana
10 7 (0.35%) logstash
11 6 (0.30%) Cobbler
11 6 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
11 6 (0.30%) Nagios
11 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 197 (9.83%) Oracle
2 175 (8.73%) Microsoft
3 69 (3.44%) SAP
4 56 (2.79%) Cisco
5 54 (2.69%) VMware
6 43 (2.15%) Sybase
7 38 (1.90%) Google
7 38 (1.90%) HP
7 38 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 34 (1.70%) WSO2
9 31 (1.55%) AppDynamics
10 30 (1.50%) IBM
11 28 (1.40%) CheckPoint
12 23 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 23 (1.15%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.95%) Adobe
13 19 (0.95%) Citrix
13 19 (0.95%) Splunk
14 17 (0.85%) F5
15 15 (0.75%) Juniper