Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 112 116
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 +39
Contract jobs citing Mentoring 2,495 1,969 2,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.47% 2.14% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.54% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,734 1,287 1,541
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £343 £313 £313
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +8.24% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 27
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +27.66% +8.05%
10th Percentile £13.12 £14.75 £15.73
90th Percentile £108.00 £54.38 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +18.64% +24.21% -

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 86,588 77,629 89,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,199 51,073 58,321
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,117 2,437
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +13.68%

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 +18 2,247 £500 +7.53% 1,372
UK excluding London +10 1,356 £460 +8.24% 1,046
London +15 1,113 £525 +5.00% 447
North of England +43 417 £459 +11.21% 285
South East -35 300 £438 +2.46% 257
Midlands +4 196 £445 +12.66% 175
Yorkshire +35 195 £475 +5.56% 103
West Midlands +25 149 £445 +15.58% 109
North West +24 142 £438 +9.38% 150
Scotland +6 124 £550 +39.24% 66
South West +22 109 £455 +1.11% 98
East of England -27 109 £500 +8.40% 109
North East +58 95 £475 +18.75% 32
Wales +5 83 £434 +3.58% 40
East Midlands -14 47 £369 -4.84% 65
Northern Ireland 0 18 £455 +8.33% 16
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,476 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (35.47%) Coaching
3 631 (25.29%) Java
4 541 (21.68%) Scrum
5 488 (19.56%) DevOps
6 475 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
7 470 (18.84%) TDD
8 429 (17.19%) Test Automation
9 426 (17.07%) Finance
10 420 (16.83%) Linux
11 391 (15.67%) Git (software)
12 386 (15.47%) JavaScript
13 385 (15.43%) SQL
14 364 (14.59%) Jenkins
15 318 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
16 308 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
17 294 (11.78%) HTML
18 290 (11.62%) BDD
19 279 (11.18%) Docker
20 276 (11.06%) Microservices
21 273 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
22 270 (10.82%) JIRA
23 269 (10.78%) Kanban
23 269 (10.78%) Python
24 260 (10.42%) Software Engineering
25 259 (10.38%) Open Source
26 246 (9.86%) Security Cleared
27 243 (9.74%) Microsoft
28 241 (9.66%) CSS
29 240 (9.62%) User Stories

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
1 186 (7.45%) Confluence
2 74 (2.97%) Apache
3 72 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 67 (2.69%) Apache Spark
5 56 (2.24%) nginx
6 50 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 50 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 49 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 48 (1.92%) JBoss
9 47 (1.88%) IIS
10 45 (1.80%) CMS
11 34 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 33 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 30 (1.20%) SAS
14 27 (1.08%) OpenStack
15 25 (1.00%) MS Exchange
16 18 (0.72%) Jetty
17 17 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
17 17 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 18 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) InVision
9 3 (0.12%) SPSS
9 3 (0.12%) Windchill
10 2 (0.080%) GIMP
11 1 (0.040%) HipChat
11 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.040%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 17 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.20%) Summit
3 5 (0.20%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.12%) Cognos Planning
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.12%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.12%) SAP PLM
5 3 (0.12%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.080%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.080%) Primavera
6 2 (0.080%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.080%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.080%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.080%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 318 (12.75%) Amazon AWS
2 187 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (3.69%) Slack
4 62 (2.48%) PaaS
5 57 (2.28%) Office 365
6 47 (1.88%) IaaS
7 43 (1.72%) SaaS
8 39 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 38 (1.52%) npm
10 37 (1.48%) GitHub
11 29 (1.16%) Serverless
12 28 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 27 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
14 26 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 25 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
16 21 (0.84%) Heroku
17 18 (0.72%) OpenShift
18 17 (0.68%) Amazon S3
19 11 (0.44%) Google App Engine
20 10 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (3.41%) HTTP
2 68 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 64 (2.57%) DNS
4 62 (2.48%) VPN
5 51 (2.04%) Internet
6 45 (1.80%) Firewall
6 45 (1.80%) SAN
7 43 (1.72%) Network Security
8 37 (1.48%) SSL
9 33 (1.32%) LAN
10 26 (1.04%) DHCP
10 26 (1.04%) MPLS
10 26 (1.04%) WAN
11 23 (0.92%) SMS
12 17 (0.68%) Skype
13 15 (0.60%) BGP
14 14 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (0.56%) Kerberos
14 14 (0.56%) VoIP
15 13 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (6.61%) NoSQL
2 160 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 155 (6.21%) PostgreSQL
4 144 (5.77%) MySQL
5 120 (4.81%) SQL Server
6 109 (4.37%) MongoDB
7 103 (4.13%) Big Data
8 89 (3.57%) Hadoop
9 78 (3.13%) RDBMS
10 60 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 43 (1.72%) Apache Hive
13 33 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.08%) Redis
15 26 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 22 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
17 21 (0.84%) Data Lake
18 17 (0.68%) Power BI
19 15 (0.60%) Data Mining
19 15 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 391 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 364 (14.59%) Jenkins
3 270 (10.82%) JIRA
4 137 (5.49%) Cucumber
5 122 (4.89%) Selenium
6 110 (4.41%) Maven
7 95 (3.81%) JUnit
8 69 (2.77%) Subversion
9 58 (2.32%) Jasmine
10 56 (2.24%) Mockito
11 52 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
11 52 (2.08%) Visual Studio
12 50 (2.00%) TeamCity
13 41 (1.64%) JMeter
13 41 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 39 (1.56%) SoapUI
15 38 (1.52%) SonarQube
16 37 (1.48%) Gradle
17 31 (1.24%) NUnit
18 30 (1.20%) Eclipse
General
1 426 (17.07%) Finance
2 142 (5.69%) Banking
3 73 (2.93%) Retail
4 56 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.16%) Games
6 53 (2.12%) Marketing
7 41 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 32 (1.28%) Legal
9 31 (1.24%) Law
10 24 (0.96%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.48%) Back Office
13 11 (0.44%) Publishing
14 10 (0.40%) Digital Economy
14 10 (0.40%) Front Office
15 8 (0.32%) Advertising
15 8 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.28%) Automotive
17 6 (0.24%) Electronics
18 5 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 615 (24.65%) Developer
2 304 (12.18%) Architect
3 173 (6.93%) Java Developer
4 166 (6.65%) Senior Developer
5 161 (6.45%) Analyst
6 160 (6.41%) Scrum Master
7 134 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 119 (4.77%) Consultant
9 112 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
10 93 (3.73%) Project Manager
11 90 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 81 (3.25%) Business Analyst
13 72 (2.89%) Senior Java Developer
14 69 (2.77%) Designer
14 69 (2.77%) Technical Architect
15 67 (2.69%) .NET Developer
16 66 (2.65%) Digital Architect
17 61 (2.44%) Delivery Manager
17 61 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 59 (2.36%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (11.78%) HTML
2 241 (9.66%) CSS
3 222 (8.90%) .NET
4 206 (8.26%) Node.js
5 184 (7.37%) REST
6 182 (7.29%) Web Services
7 170 (6.81%) HTML5
8 149 (5.97%) RESTful
9 134 (5.37%) AngularJS
9 134 (5.37%) Spring
10 110 (4.41%) jQuery
11 109 (4.37%) CSS3
12 108 (4.33%) React
13 102 (4.09%) ASP.NET
14 99 (3.97%) JSON
15 96 (3.85%) XML
16 79 (3.17%) Hibernate
17 77 (3.09%) .NET Framework
18 75 (3.01%) Middleware
19 73 (2.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 230 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.93%) User Experience
3 83 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (2.85%) Public Cloud
4 71 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 70 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 63 (2.53%) Data Centre
7 61 (2.44%) Virtual Team
8 57 (2.28%) Management Information System
9 40 (1.60%) Blog
10 39 (1.56%) Mobile App
11 29 (1.16%) NHS
12 26 (1.04%) Clustering
13 24 (0.96%) Algorithms
13 24 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (0.88%) Client/Server
14 22 (0.88%) PMI
15 18 (0.72%) Derivative
16 17 (0.68%) Equities
16 17 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 420 (16.83%) Linux
2 194 (7.78%) Unix
3 176 (7.05%) Windows
4 138 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (2.85%) Windows Server
6 53 (2.12%) Mac OS X
7 41 (1.64%) Android
8 38 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.12%) CentOS
11 26 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 20 (0.80%) Windows 10
14 19 (0.76%) Solaris
15 10 (0.40%) Windows 7
16 9 (0.36%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.32%) HPUX
18 6 (0.24%) Debian
19 5 (0.20%) CoreOS
19 5 (0.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,476 (59.16%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (35.47%) Coaching
3 541 (21.68%) Scrum
4 488 (19.56%) DevOps
5 475 (19.04%) Continuous Integration
6 470 (18.84%) TDD
7 429 (17.19%) Test Automation
8 308 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
9 290 (11.62%) BDD
10 276 (11.06%) Microservices
11 273 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 269 (10.78%) Kanban
13 260 (10.42%) Software Engineering
14 259 (10.38%) Open Source
15 240 (9.62%) User Stories
16 226 (9.06%) Project Management
17 220 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
18 207 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 197 (7.90%) Configuration Management
20 185 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 631 (25.29%) Java
2 386 (15.47%) JavaScript
3 385 (15.43%) SQL
4 269 (10.78%) Python
5 205 (8.22%) C#
6 154 (6.17%) Ruby
7 138 (5.53%) Scala
8 101 (4.05%) PowerShell
9 92 (3.69%) Perl
10 91 (3.65%) Java 8
11 70 (2.81%) Bash Shell
12 56 (2.24%) C
13 41 (1.64%) Groovy
14 35 (1.40%) R
15 34 (1.36%) PHP
16 31 (1.24%) C++
16 31 (1.24%) Go
16 31 (1.24%) PL/SQL
17 28 (1.12%) ES6
18 26 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 246 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 205 (8.22%) Degree
3 146 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.92%) PMI Certification
5 44 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (1.76%) PMP
6 36 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 27 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 24 (0.96%) ISEB
10 23 (0.92%) CCNA
11 22 (0.88%) Master's Degree
11 22 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.68%) CCNP
14 14 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 12 (0.48%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.48%) MCSE
16 11 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
17 10 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (7.49%) QA
2 43 (1.72%) PMO
3 28 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.00%) GDPR
5 24 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.76%) SLA
7 18 (0.72%) GCP
8 16 (0.64%) WCAG
9 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.12%) COBIT
10 3 (0.12%) EMIR
10 3 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.080%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.080%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.080%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.080%) PMBOK
System Software
1 279 (11.18%) Docker
2 71 (2.85%) Active Directory
3 51 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (1.28%) vSphere
6 18 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.72%) Xen
7 13 (0.52%) XenApp
8 11 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.40%) HDFS
9 10 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.24%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.20%) KVM
11 5 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.20%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.16%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.12%) LXC
Systems Management
1 204 (8.18%) Puppet
2 171 (6.85%) Ansible
3 130 (5.21%) Terraform
4 120 (4.81%) Kubernetes
5 117 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.04%) Grafana
7 21 (0.84%) SCCM
8 18 (0.72%) Graylog
9 17 (0.68%) Nagios
10 16 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 16 (0.64%) logstash
10 16 (0.64%) Nessus
11 14 (0.56%) Packer
12 13 (0.52%) SCOM
13 12 (0.48%) Consul
14 11 (0.44%) WSUS
15 10 (0.40%) Prometheus
16 9 (0.36%) HP ALM
17 8 (0.32%) Kibana
17 8 (0.32%) StatsD
Vendors
1 243 (9.74%) Microsoft
2 164 (6.57%) Oracle
3 79 (3.17%) VMware
4 76 (3.05%) Red Hat
5 62 (2.48%) Google
6 44 (1.76%) Adobe
7 43 (1.72%) Cisco
8 42 (1.68%) SAP
9 34 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 34 (1.36%) Citrix
10 33 (1.32%) Hortonworks
11 32 (1.28%) HP
12 31 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.24%) Splunk
13 28 (1.12%) IBM
14 26 (1.04%) Tableau
15 24 (0.96%) AppDynamics
16 23 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 23 (0.92%) New Relic
17 19 (0.76%) CheckPoint