Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 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.

Prototyping
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 252 331
Rank change year-on-year -26 +79 +16
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 893 924 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.02% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.21% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 606 537
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £324 £300 £292
90th Percentile £575 £563 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 7
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £47.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.30% +19.48%
10th Percentile £19.00 £21.05 £28.50
90th Percentile £54.28 £47.28 £104.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £45.90
% change year-on-year +15.63% -12.84% +14.74%

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 86,403 76,480 88,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.74% 84.67% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,005 50,162 58,325
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,286 2,054 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.48 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.04 £25.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year -21.41% -4.96% +22.96%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
Top 15 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 24 May 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 -27 842 £450 +6.51% 268
UK excluding London -28 461 £425 +6.25% 191
London -42 414 £475 +11.76% 95
South East -32 156 £435 +8.75% 47
North of England -26 125 £425 +6.25% 40
Midlands +29 98 £415 -12.63% 34
West Midlands -3 59 £423 -10.96% 25
North West +11 48 £400 +8.47% 24
Yorkshire -31 42 £438 +2.94% 12
East Midlands +25 38 £400 -20.40% 9
South West +12 35 £400 -15.79% 20
North East -8 35 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -47 30 £425 +6.25% 14
East of England -17 13 £450 +24.14% 33
Wales -4 5 £425 +8.97% 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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.

1 542 (60.69%) User Experience
2 486 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (35.05%) HTML
4 312 (34.94%) CSS
5 304 (34.04%) Wireframes
6 209 (23.40%) Rapid Prototyping
7 206 (23.07%) JavaScript
8 194 (21.72%) Finance
9 151 (16.91%) Degree
10 146 (16.35%) Mobile App
11 144 (16.13%) InVision
12 132 (14.78%) Axure RP
13 127 (14.22%) Front End Development
14 119 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
15 118 (13.21%) Scrum
16 113 (12.65%) Adobe
17 107 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
18 105 (11.76%) Analytics
19 98 (10.97%) Information Architecture
20 97 (10.86%) Usability Testing
21 90 (10.08%) User Stories
22 81 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
23 75 (8.40%) HTML5
24 70 (7.84%) AngularJS
25 68 (7.61%) Business Analysis
26 62 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
27 59 (6.61%) CSS3
27 59 (6.61%) Photoshop
28 56 (6.27%) Web Design
29 55 (6.16%) Java

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 42 (4.70%) Marvel
2 40 (4.48%) Confluence
3 31 (3.47%) CMS
4 11 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.78%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.67%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.45%) Apache
9 4 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Ethereum
10 3 (0.34%) IIS
10 3 (0.34%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.22%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.22%) nginx
11 2 (0.22%) SAS
12 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 144 (16.13%) InVision
2 59 (6.61%) Photoshop
3 43 (4.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 37 (4.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 31 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 29 (3.25%) OmniGraffle
7 25 (2.80%) MS Visio
8 24 (2.69%) UserZoom
9 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
10 14 (1.57%) UXPin
11 9 (1.01%) Adobe After Effects
11 9 (1.01%) Flinto
12 8 (0.90%) Adobe Premiere
13 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
14 5 (0.56%) InDesign
15 4 (0.45%) 3ds Max
15 4 (0.45%) Chatbot
15 4 (0.45%) Maya
16 3 (0.34%) Fireworks
16 3 (0.34%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (0.45%) Summit
1 4 (0.45%) Workday HCM
2 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 3 (0.34%) SAP HCM
2 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) SAP BRIM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (4.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 32 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.23%) GitHub
7 7 (0.78%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
8 6 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.67%) Heroku
9 4 (0.45%) Dialogflow
9 4 (0.45%) npm
9 4 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.34%) Boomi
10 3 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.22%) Serverless
11 2 (0.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.23%) Internet
2 9 (1.01%) Intranet
3 6 (0.67%) HTTP
4 5 (0.56%) Ethernet
5 4 (0.45%) SAN
6 3 (0.34%) Firewall
6 3 (0.34%) FTP
6 3 (0.34%) SMS
7 2 (0.22%) Broadband
7 2 (0.22%) DSL
7 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.11%) ATM
8 1 (0.11%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.11%) DNS
8 1 (0.11%) FlexRay
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) NAS
8 1 (0.11%) SSL
8 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (1.57%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.46%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.23%) MySQL
6 10 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.01%) Big Data
7 9 (1.01%) SAP HANA
8 8 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.78%) QlikView
10 6 (0.67%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (0.67%) Power BI
10 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 132 (14.78%) Axure RP
2 45 (5.04%) JIRA
3 30 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.91%) gulp
5 21 (2.35%) Jasmine
6 19 (2.13%) Grunt
7 18 (2.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 18 (2.02%) webpack
8 14 (1.57%) Jenkins
9 13 (1.46%) PhantomJS
10 12 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (1.23%) Subversion
11 11 (1.23%) TeamCity
12 10 (1.12%) Maven
13 5 (0.56%) Hudson
13 5 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
14 4 (0.45%) JUnit
15 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 194 (21.72%) Finance
2 50 (5.60%) Retail
3 48 (5.38%) Marketing
4 46 (5.15%) Banking
5 32 (3.58%) Legal
6 19 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.90%) Games
8 16 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.34%) Publishing
10 9 (1.01%) Advertising
10 9 (1.01%) Automotive
11 8 (0.90%) Law
11 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.78%) Electronics
13 6 (0.67%) Billing
14 4 (0.45%) Front Office
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Back Office
15 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 441 (49.38%) Designer
2 333 (37.29%) UX Designer
3 159 (17.81%) Developer
4 90 (10.08%) UI Designer
5 76 (8.51%) Analyst
6 68 (7.61%) Business Analyst
7 51 (5.71%) UI/UX Designer
8 47 (5.26%) Interaction Designer
9 46 (5.15%) Architect
10 45 (5.04%) Digital Designer
11 40 (4.48%) User Researcher
12 37 (4.14%) Senior Designer
13 34 (3.81%) Consultant
13 34 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 33 (3.70%) Digital UX Designer
15 32 (3.58%) User Experience Researcher
16 25 (2.80%) JavaScript Developer
17 23 (2.58%) Java Developer
17 23 (2.58%) Web Designer
18 22 (2.46%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (35.05%) HTML
2 312 (34.94%) CSS
3 75 (8.40%) HTML5
4 70 (7.84%) AngularJS
5 59 (6.61%) CSS3
6 42 (4.70%) jQuery
6 42 (4.70%) Sass
7 37 (4.14%) .NET
8 33 (3.70%) Web Services
9 30 (3.36%) Node.js
10 29 (3.25%) React
10 29 (3.25%) REST
11 28 (3.14%) Spring
12 27 (3.02%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 22 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 20 (2.24%) RESTful
15 17 (1.90%) Ajax
15 17 (1.90%) Framer.js
15 17 (1.90%) Redux
16 16 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 542 (60.69%) User Experience
2 146 (16.35%) Mobile App
3 107 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (3.36%) Blog
6 29 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.14%) Animation
8 24 (2.69%) Algorithms
9 22 (2.46%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.46%) Fintech
10 13 (1.46%) Graphic Design
11 11 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.90%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.67%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.56%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.56%) RIA
15 4 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 54 (6.05%) Android
2 53 (5.94%) Apple iOS
3 49 (5.49%) Windows
4 22 (2.46%) Linux
5 19 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.68%) Unix
7 12 (1.34%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
11 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (34.04%) Wireframes
3 209 (23.40%) Rapid Prototyping
4 127 (14.22%) Front End Development
5 119 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 118 (13.21%) Scrum
7 105 (11.76%) Analytics
8 98 (10.97%) Information Architecture
9 97 (10.86%) Usability Testing
10 90 (10.08%) User Stories
11 81 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (7.61%) Business Analysis
13 62 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
14 56 (6.27%) Web Design
15 55 (6.16%) Mentoring
15 55 (6.16%) Software Engineering
16 53 (5.94%) Responsive Web Design
16 53 (5.94%) Service Design
17 52 (5.82%) Validation
18 51 (5.71%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 206 (23.07%) JavaScript
2 55 (6.16%) Java
3 51 (5.71%) SQL
4 34 (3.81%) Python
5 33 (3.70%) C#
6 19 (2.13%) ES6
7 18 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.90%) Java 8
9 12 (1.34%) Ruby
10 11 (1.23%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.01%) C++
11 9 (1.01%) Scala
12 7 (0.78%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.67%) C
14 5 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.56%) R
15 4 (0.45%) ABAP
15 4 (0.45%) PHP
16 3 (0.34%) ES7
17 2 (0.22%) ES8
Qualifications
1 151 (16.91%) Degree
2 51 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (1.12%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (0.67%) ISEB
8 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) CCA
10 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.11%) IIBA
10 1 (0.11%) MCSA
10 1 (0.11%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.70%) QA
2 7 (0.78%) WCAG
3 5 (0.56%) GCP
3 5 (0.56%) GDPR
4 4 (0.45%) SLA
5 3 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.34%) GAMP
5 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.34%) PMO
6 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 26262
6 2 (0.22%) PSD2
7 1 (0.11%) AQAP
System Software
1 35 (3.92%) Docker
2 23 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.34%) ISA Server
3 3 (0.34%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (0.45%) Puppet
4 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.11%) Ansible
5 1 (0.11%) MOM
5 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 113 (12.65%) Adobe
2 36 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 32 (3.58%) Oracle
4 23 (2.58%) Citrix
5 20 (2.24%) SAP
6 18 (2.02%) CA Agile Central
6 18 (2.02%) Sitecore
7 15 (1.68%) Google
8 14 (1.57%) Tableau
9 11 (1.23%) Capita
10 8 (0.90%) EXTOL
11 7 (0.78%) IBM
12 6 (0.67%) Atlassian
12 6 (0.67%) ClickTale
12 6 (0.67%) Omniture
13 5 (0.56%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.56%) Optimizely
13 5 (0.56%) Sybase
14 4 (0.45%) Cognos
14 4 (0.45%) HP