Period
to 20 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Prototyping skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Prototyping over the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Prototyping
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 278 282 255
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27 +78
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 860 959 941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.92% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.06% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 675 620
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £43.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +9.38% -16.30%
10th Percentile £27.50 £32.30 £24.20
90th Percentile £41.33 £55.63 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% +6.26%

Prototyping 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 81,000 90,250 81,657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.62% 85.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,315 59,556 53,431
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £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 2,309 2,482 2,145
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.95 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.90% -12.20% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% -

Prototyping
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Prototyping as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Prototyping.

Contractor daily rate trend for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Prototyping over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Prototyping.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Prototyping over the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
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 Prototyping within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -6 803 £450 - 305
London +51 498 £450 -5.26% 112
UK excluding London -63 343 £450 +5.88% 215
South East -42 107 £450 - 58
North of England +5 91 £450 +5.88% 70
Midlands -34 49 £456 +7.35% 19
West Midlands -15 44 £425 - 12
Yorkshire +32 40 £475 +11.76% 10
South West -22 39 £479 +19.69% 17
North West -6 35 £450 +5.88% 46
Scotland +15 28 £497 +16.82% 15
North East +5 16 £475 +13.77% 14
East of England +11 14 £404 -10.28% 30
Wales +6 7 £425 +23.64% 7
East Midlands -15 5 £525 +40.00% 7
Northern Ireland - 4 £488 -
Channel Islands - 4 £450 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Prototyping 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 Prototyping.

1 492 (57.21%) User Experience
2 446 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
3 277 (32.21%) Wireframes
4 269 (31.28%) HTML
5 253 (29.42%) CSS
6 227 (26.40%) Sketch
7 188 (21.86%) Finance
8 180 (20.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 171 (19.88%) JavaScript
10 151 (17.56%) Rapid Prototyping
11 146 (16.98%) Adobe
12 143 (16.63%) Axure RP
13 139 (16.16%) InVision
14 133 (15.47%) Service Design
15 124 (14.42%) Analytics
16 115 (13.37%) Mobile App
17 103 (11.98%) Degree
17 103 (11.98%) Information Architecture
18 102 (11.86%) Photoshop
18 102 (11.86%) Front End Development
19 101 (11.74%) Usability Testing
20 94 (10.93%) Scrum
21 90 (10.47%) Adobe Illustrator
22 88 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
23 75 (8.72%) DevOps
23 75 (8.72%) User Stories
24 74 (8.60%) JIRA
25 73 (8.49%) Collaborative Working
26 71 (8.26%) E-Commerce
27 70 (8.14%) Web Design

Prototyping
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 31 (3.60%) CMS
2 26 (3.02%) Confluence
3 18 (2.09%) IIS
4 16 (1.86%) WordPress
5 9 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.35%) Drupal
9 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.23%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.23%) Tornado
11 1 (0.12%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.12%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 227 (26.40%) Sketch
2 139 (16.16%) InVision
3 102 (11.86%) Photoshop
4 90 (10.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 30 (3.49%) Zeplin
6 27 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
7 23 (2.67%) Adobe XD
8 21 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 18 (2.09%) OmniGraffle
10 17 (1.98%) Figma
11 16 (1.86%) Marvel
11 16 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (1.16%) UXPin
13 9 (1.05%) MS Visio
14 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 5 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
16 4 (0.47%) Fireworks
17 3 (0.35%) FreeHand
17 3 (0.35%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.12%) MultiChain
4 1 (0.12%) Quorum
4 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 43 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.07%) GitHub
4 31 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.09%) Google Sheets
7 15 (1.74%) Google Analytics
8 12 (1.40%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.93%) Serverless
10 7 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
10 7 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.70%) Apigee
12 5 (0.58%) SaaS
13 4 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.47%) Lucidchart
13 4 (0.47%) Office 365
14 3 (0.35%) Amazon Neptune
14 3 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.35%) PaaS
14 3 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.51%) Internet
2 11 (1.28%) NAS
2 11 (1.28%) SAN
3 7 (0.81%) HTTP
4 6 (0.70%) Ethernet
4 6 (0.70%) Intranet
5 3 (0.35%) Firewall
6 1 (0.12%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (0.12%) Skype
6 1 (0.12%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 14 (1.63%) Big Data
3 14 (1.63%) MySQL
4 12 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.40%) Power BI
5 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.70%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.58%) DB2
7 5 (0.58%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.58%) Text Mining
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.47%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 143 (16.63%) Axure RP
2 74 (8.60%) JIRA
3 33 (3.84%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.33%) Balsamiq
5 20 (2.33%) Jasmine
6 14 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 14 (1.63%) MSTest
7 10 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.05%) Mocha
9 7 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.81%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (0.81%) Visual Studio Code
10 5 (0.58%) Selenium
11 3 (0.35%) git-flow
11 3 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.35%) Subversion
11 3 (0.35%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 188 (21.86%) Finance
2 65 (7.56%) Banking
3 55 (6.40%) Marketing
4 53 (6.16%) Retail
5 19 (2.21%) Publishing
6 18 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.28%) Games
9 10 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.16%) Law
9 10 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
9 10 (1.16%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.93%) Legal
11 6 (0.70%) Electronics
11 6 (0.70%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.47%) Advertising
12 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.47%) Billing
12 4 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 490 (56.98%) Designer
2 314 (36.51%) UX Designer
3 121 (14.07%) Developer
4 118 (13.72%) UI Designer
5 102 (11.86%) Senior Designer
6 78 (9.07%) UI/UX Designer
7 59 (6.86%) Senior UX Designer
8 53 (6.16%) Analyst
9 44 (5.12%) Interaction Designer
10 42 (4.88%) Business Analyst
11 37 (4.30%) Digital Designer
12 33 (3.84%) Architect
13 29 (3.37%) Consultant
14 22 (2.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 21 (2.44%) Digital UX Designer
16 20 (2.33%) Senior UI Designer
17 16 (1.86%) React Developer
17 16 (1.86%) Web Designer
18 14 (1.63%) Senior Interaction Designer
19 13 (1.51%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (31.28%) HTML
2 253 (29.42%) CSS
3 67 (7.79%) HTML5
4 51 (5.93%) AngularJS
5 50 (5.81%) jQuery
6 44 (5.12%) CSS3
7 32 (3.72%) Sass
8 29 (3.37%) React
9 28 (3.26%) RESTful
10 27 (3.14%) JSON
10 27 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 23 (2.67%) .NET
11 23 (2.67%) Swagger
12 22 (2.56%) Ajax
12 22 (2.56%) Node.js
13 21 (2.44%) Vue.js
14 20 (2.33%) REST
15 19 (2.21%) Framer.js
16 17 (1.98%) Redux
17 12 (1.40%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 492 (57.21%) User Experience
2 115 (13.37%) Mobile App
3 54 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.60%) Blog
5 21 (2.44%) Graphic Design
5 21 (2.44%) W3C
6 18 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.51%) Animation
10 11 (1.28%) Clustering
10 11 (1.28%) Replication
10 11 (1.28%) Social Media
11 10 (1.16%) Robotics
12 9 (1.05%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.05%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.81%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.58%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 37 (4.30%) Apple iOS
2 36 (4.19%) Android
3 20 (2.33%) Linux
4 16 (1.86%) Windows
5 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.58%) Solaris
7 5 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.35%) Unix
9 1 (0.12%) Android TV
9 1 (0.12%) tvOS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (51.86%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (32.21%) Wireframes
3 180 (20.93%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 151 (17.56%) Rapid Prototyping
5 133 (15.47%) Service Design
6 124 (14.42%) Analytics
7 103 (11.98%) Information Architecture
8 102 (11.86%) Front End Development
9 101 (11.74%) Usability Testing
10 94 (10.93%) Scrum
11 88 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (8.72%) DevOps
12 75 (8.72%) User Stories
13 73 (8.49%) Collaborative Working
14 71 (8.26%) E-Commerce
15 70 (8.14%) Web Design
16 64 (7.44%) Visualisation
17 58 (6.74%) Software Engineering
18 54 (6.28%) Responsive Web Design
19 53 (6.16%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 171 (19.88%) JavaScript
2 65 (7.56%) Python
3 51 (5.93%) SQL
4 46 (5.35%) Java
5 28 (3.26%) C#
6 21 (2.44%) Perl
7 20 (2.33%) PHP
8 17 (1.98%) TypeScript
9 14 (1.63%) ES6
10 12 (1.40%) C
10 12 (1.40%) PHP 7
10 12 (1.40%) R
11 11 (1.28%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.81%) Clojure
13 6 (0.70%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.70%) Java 8
13 6 (0.70%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.70%) SOQL
13 6 (0.70%) SOSL
14 5 (0.58%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 103 (11.98%) Degree
2 49 (5.70%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.26%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.16%) DBS Check
6 8 (0.93%) PhD
7 7 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.23%) CISM
10 2 (0.23%) CISSP
10 2 (0.23%) IIBA
10 2 (0.23%) ISEB
11 1 (0.12%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.09%) QA
2 7 (0.81%) WCAG
3 6 (0.70%) PMO
4 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.35%) GxP
5 3 (0.35%) WAI
6 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 25 (2.91%) Docker
2 12 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.23%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 23 (2.67%) Ansible
2 16 (1.86%) Puppet
3 9 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (0.70%) SCCM
5 5 (0.58%) Grafana
5 5 (0.58%) Terraform
6 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.23%) Packer
6 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.12%) Salt
7 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 146 (16.98%) Adobe
2 45 (5.23%) Microsoft
3 38 (4.42%) Google
4 27 (3.14%) Oracle
5 18 (2.09%) IBM
6 14 (1.63%) SAP
7 13 (1.51%) MuleSoft
8 12 (1.40%) EMC
8 12 (1.40%) VMware
9 11 (1.28%) Citrix
9 11 (1.28%) HP
10 10 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (1.05%) Tableau
12 8 (0.93%) Informatica
13 7 (0.81%) ClickTale
13 7 (0.81%) Omniture
13 7 (0.81%) Veritas
14 6 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
14 6 (0.70%) Splunk
14 6 (0.70%) TIBCO