Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 125 135
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2333 2146 2043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.26% 2.08% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.47% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1465 1406
UK median daily rate £494 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.78% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £650 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 35
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £22.92 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.71% -16.65% +17.02%
10th Percentile £15.69 £17.13 £14.27
90th Percentile £57.50 £37.75 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £23.34 £30.00
% change year-on-year +38.17% -22.20% +30.43%

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 87363 86743 92405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.94% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58339 57301 60015
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2010 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.13% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.35 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.13% +17.50%

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 12 December 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 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mentoring in the UK

Mentoring
Top 18 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 12 December 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 +10 2095 £500 +11.11% 557
UK excluding London +26 1278 £450 +5.88% 360
London +1 1022 £525 +5.00% 221
South East +8 345 £425 - 82
North of England +36 303 £494 +16.24% 122
Midlands -23 157 £415 -5.68% 45
East of England +16 154 £488 +16.77% 46
Yorkshire +39 148 £500 +17.65% 44
North West +25 120 £500 +17.65% 68
South West +26 111 £463 +12.80% 39
Scotland +7 102 £400 +17.65% 22
West Midlands -11 99 £425 -5.56% 25
Wales +32 70 £420 -11.58% 4
North East +49 62 £535 +37.18% 10
East Midlands -36 53 £330 -22.35% 20
Northern Ireland 0 37 £410 -2.38% 1
Channel Islands -1 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1254 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (36.95%) Coaching
3 646 (27.69%) Java
4 486 (20.83%) Scrum
5 465 (19.93%) Finance
6 431 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
7 422 (18.09%) TDD
8 414 (17.75%) Linux
9 412 (17.66%) SQL
10 401 (17.19%) JavaScript
11 400 (17.15%) DevOps
12 391 (16.76%) Test Automation
13 382 (16.37%) Git (software)
14 322 (13.80%) Jenkins
15 265 (11.36%) BDD
16 260 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
17 259 (11.10%) JIRA
18 257 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
19 256 (10.97%) Project Management
20 253 (10.84%) HTML
20 253 (10.84%) Kanban
21 248 (10.63%) CSS
22 246 (10.54%) Microservices
23 245 (10.50%) Security Cleared
24 240 (10.29%) QA
25 239 (10.24%) .NET
25 239 (10.24%) Docker
26 236 (10.12%) Software Engineering
27 234 (10.03%) Open Source
28 233 (9.99%) Degree

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
1 165 (7.07%) Confluence
2 75 (3.21%) Tomcat
3 70 (3.00%) Apache Spark
4 60 (2.57%) Apache
5 54 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 52 (2.23%) JBoss
6 52 (2.23%) nginx
7 44 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 41 (1.76%) WebLogic
9 40 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 27 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (1.07%) CMS
13 24 (1.03%) Apache Solr
13 24 (1.03%) IIS
14 21 (0.90%) MS Exchange
15 20 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
16 17 (0.73%) SAS
16 17 (0.73%) Skype for Business
17 14 (0.60%) Jetty
Applications
1 45 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
3 28 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) EViews
10 1 (0.043%) GIMP
10 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.043%) Simulink
10 1 (0.043%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 21 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.26%) Magento
6 6 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
8 4 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 260 (11.14%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (3.73%) Slack
4 65 (2.79%) PaaS
5 54 (2.31%) Office 365
6 49 (2.10%) SaaS
7 45 (1.93%) GitHub
8 36 (1.54%) npm
9 35 (1.50%) IaaS
10 30 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.60%) Serverless
15 12 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
16 11 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (0.39%) Google App Engine
17 9 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 106 (4.54%) HTTP
2 80 (3.43%) TCP/IP
3 50 (2.14%) VPN
4 47 (2.01%) SSL
5 42 (1.80%) SAN
6 40 (1.71%) Firewall
7 39 (1.67%) DNS
7 39 (1.67%) Internet
8 27 (1.16%) Kerberos
9 26 (1.11%) LAN
10 25 (1.07%) WAN
11 20 (0.86%) Network Security
12 19 (0.81%) VoIP
13 17 (0.73%) NAS
14 13 (0.56%) LTE
14 13 (0.56%) Skype
15 12 (0.51%) GSM
15 12 (0.51%) HSPA
15 12 (0.51%) LDAP
15 12 (0.51%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (7.97%) Relational Database
2 184 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 157 (6.73%) SQL Server
4 150 (6.43%) MySQL
5 144 (6.17%) Big Data
5 144 (6.17%) MongoDB
6 136 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
7 112 (4.80%) Hadoop
8 79 (3.39%) RDBMS
9 63 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (1.93%) HBase
11 43 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 36 (1.54%) Apache Hive
13 35 (1.50%) Redis
14 33 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 28 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
15 28 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 382 (16.37%) Git (software)
2 322 (13.80%) Jenkins
3 259 (11.10%) JIRA
4 133 (5.70%) Cucumber
5 111 (4.76%) Maven
6 110 (4.71%) Selenium
7 77 (3.30%) JUnit
8 75 (3.21%) Subversion
9 56 (2.40%) gulp
10 46 (1.97%) Jasmine
11 45 (1.93%) SonarQube
12 38 (1.63%) Mockito
12 38 (1.63%) TeamCity
13 36 (1.54%) JMeter
14 34 (1.46%) Sonatype Nexus
15 33 (1.41%) Grunt
15 33 (1.41%) SoapUI
16 32 (1.37%) NUnit
17 31 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 29 (1.24%) Gradle
General
1 465 (19.93%) Finance
2 116 (4.97%) Banking
3 80 (3.43%) Retail
4 68 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 62 (2.66%) Marketing
6 53 (2.27%) Games
7 43 (1.84%) Legal
8 41 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 31 (1.33%) Law
10 29 (1.24%) Front Office
10 29 (1.24%) Publishing
11 27 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 24 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 19 (0.81%) Back Office
14 9 (0.39%) Automotive
15 8 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.30%) Billing
17 6 (0.26%) Advertising
17 6 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 619 (26.53%) Developer
2 337 (14.44%) Architect
3 175 (7.50%) Java Developer
4 164 (7.03%) Analyst
5 151 (6.47%) Senior Developer
6 123 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 105 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
8 98 (4.20%) Consultant
8 98 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 93 (3.99%) Scrum Master
10 78 (3.34%) Software Engineer
11 74 (3.17%) .NET Developer
11 74 (3.17%) Business Analyst
12 72 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
13 71 (3.04%) Lead Developer
14 61 (2.61%) Technical Architect
15 59 (2.53%) Digital Architect
16 57 (2.44%) Senior Java Developer
17 51 (2.19%) Linux Engineer
18 49 (2.10%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (10.84%) HTML
2 248 (10.63%) CSS
3 239 (10.24%) .NET
4 218 (9.34%) REST
4 218 (9.34%) Web Services
5 187 (8.02%) Node.js
6 157 (6.73%) HTML5
7 152 (6.52%) Spring
8 146 (6.26%) AngularJS
9 144 (6.17%) JSON
10 100 (4.29%) RESTful
11 99 (4.24%) React
12 97 (4.16%) Middleware
13 93 (3.99%) CSS3
14 91 (3.90%) J2EE
15 90 (3.86%) jQuery
16 85 (3.64%) Hibernate
17 80 (3.43%) XML
18 78 (3.34%) SOAP
19 77 (3.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 257 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 159 (6.82%) User Experience
3 107 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.09%) Greenfield Project
5 58 (2.49%) Clustering
6 57 (2.44%) Virtual Team
7 56 (2.40%) Data Centre
8 54 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 53 (2.27%) Mobile App
10 51 (2.19%) Management Information System
11 44 (1.89%) PMI
12 38 (1.63%) Blog
13 28 (1.20%) Derivative
13 28 (1.20%) Replication
14 24 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (0.94%) Equities
16 20 (0.86%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.81%) Algorithms
17 19 (0.81%) NHS
18 16 (0.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 414 (17.75%) Linux
2 216 (9.26%) Unix
3 182 (7.80%) Windows
4 162 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 49 (2.10%) Android
6 49 (2.10%) CentOS
6 49 (2.10%) Mac OS X
7 36 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 28 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (0.99%) Solaris
9 23 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 15 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.51%) AIX
13 11 (0.47%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.26%) HPUX
16 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1254 (53.75%) Agile Software Development
2 862 (36.95%) Coaching
3 486 (20.83%) Scrum
4 431 (18.47%) Continuous Integration
5 422 (18.09%) TDD
6 400 (17.15%) DevOps
7 391 (16.76%) Test Automation
8 265 (11.36%) BDD
9 256 (10.97%) Project Management
10 253 (10.84%) Kanban
11 246 (10.54%) Microservices
12 236 (10.12%) Software Engineering
13 234 (10.03%) Open Source
14 226 (9.69%) User Stories
15 212 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
16 207 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
17 199 (8.53%) Continuous Improvement
18 195 (8.36%) Configuration Management
19 175 (7.50%) SOA
20 174 (7.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 646 (27.69%) Java
2 412 (17.66%) SQL
3 401 (17.19%) JavaScript
4 229 (9.82%) Python
5 189 (8.10%) C#
6 144 (6.17%) Scala
7 141 (6.04%) Ruby
8 122 (5.23%) Perl
9 111 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 80 (3.43%) PowerShell
11 54 (2.31%) C
11 54 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 47 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 41 (1.76%) T-SQL
14 40 (1.71%) ES6
15 38 (1.63%) Groovy
16 30 (1.29%) C++
17 27 (1.16%) Go
18 26 (1.11%) TypeScript
19 25 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 245 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 233 (9.99%) Degree
3 133 (5.70%) SC Cleared
4 66 (2.83%) PMI Certification
5 54 (2.31%) PMP
6 45 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 40 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 31 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.20%) Master's Degree
10 25 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.94%) ISEB
11 22 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (0.64%) CCNA
12 15 (0.64%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.60%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.47%) CCNP
15 11 (0.47%) MCSE
16 10 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (0.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (10.29%) QA
2 29 (1.24%) PMO
3 28 (1.20%) SLA
4 25 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.51%) GDPR
7 12 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.43%) WCAG
9 6 (0.26%) MiFID
10 5 (0.21%) AS 2805
10 5 (0.21%) COBIT
10 5 (0.21%) ISO 8583
11 4 (0.17%) EMIR
11 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.13%) GCP
12 3 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
12 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.086%) JSP 440
System Software
1 239 (10.24%) Docker
2 75 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 53 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 35 (1.50%) Xen
5 22 (0.94%) HDFS
6 20 (0.86%) vSphere
7 18 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (0.56%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.17%) LXC
11 3 (0.13%) Firmware
12 2 (0.086%) KVM
12 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.086%) SRDF
12 2 (0.086%) Varnish
12 2 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.043%) iptables
13 1 (0.043%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 206 (8.83%) Puppet
2 179 (7.67%) Ansible
3 139 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 68 (2.91%) Terraform
6 30 (1.29%) Grafana
7 23 (0.99%) Nagios
8 21 (0.90%) logstash
8 21 (0.90%) SCCM
9 16 (0.69%) Prometheus
10 15 (0.64%) Oozie
11 13 (0.56%) Icinga
12 12 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.47%) Galera Cluster
13 11 (0.47%) StatsD
14 10 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (0.43%) Nessus
15 9 (0.39%) Kibana
15 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (0.39%) Packer
Vendors
1 232 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 207 (8.87%) Oracle
3 82 (3.51%) Red Hat
4 53 (2.27%) VMware
5 43 (1.84%) HP
5 43 (1.84%) SAP
6 42 (1.80%) Splunk
7 41 (1.76%) Cisco
7 41 (1.76%) Google
8 35 (1.50%) IBM
9 32 (1.37%) AppDynamics
10 30 (1.29%) Adobe
11 25 (1.07%) Sybase
12 23 (0.99%) WSO2
13 21 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (0.86%) Citrix
15 19 (0.81%) Hortonworks
15 19 (0.81%) Tableau
16 17 (0.73%) New Relic
16 17 (0.73%) Sitecore