Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 286 315
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29 +37
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 927 888 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.89% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.04% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 605 582
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 7
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £43.27 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.36% +11.66% +20.66%
10th Percentile £33.75 £36.17 £29.25
90th Percentile £60.25 £47.50 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £43.25 £35.63
% change year-on-year -2.31% +21.40% -24.20%

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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Prototyping in the UK

Prototyping
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 Prototyping within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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 -7 840 £450 +5.88% 313
UK excluding London -3 478 £425 +6.25% 190
London -8 426 £468 +6.25% 142
South East -6 156 £425 +9.68% 54
North of England -56 100 £425 +3.03% 50
Midlands +34 94 £444 +10.94% 23
West Midlands +25 70 £450 +12.50% 18
Scotland -8 48 £400 - 15
North West -9 42 £425 +13.33% 30
South West -1 40 £425 +3.03% 17
Yorkshire -27 34 £425 +5.59% 14
North East -30 25 £425 -4.49% 6
East Midlands +14 24 £342 +0.59% 5
East of England -22 24 £375 +10.70% 27
Wales -8 17 £395 +7.12% 1
Northern Ireland +38 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 511 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 492 (53.07%) User Experience
3 306 (33.01%) HTML
4 297 (32.04%) CSS
5 265 (28.59%) Wireframes
6 232 (25.03%) JavaScript
7 201 (21.68%) Finance
8 159 (17.15%) Rapid Prototyping
9 152 (16.40%) Scrum
10 142 (15.32%) Analytics
11 130 (14.02%) Degree
12 125 (13.48%) Axure RP
13 119 (12.84%) InVision
14 112 (12.08%) SQL
15 111 (11.97%) Adobe
16 110 (11.87%) HTML5
17 107 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
18 104 (11.22%) Information Architecture
19 103 (11.11%) Service Design
20 96 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
21 90 (9.71%) C#
21 90 (9.71%) Usability Testing
22 89 (9.60%) User Stories
23 87 (9.39%) Mobile App
24 85 (9.17%) Front End Development
24 85 (9.17%) .NET
25 79 (8.52%) TDD
25 79 (8.52%) Python
26 78 (8.41%) Git (software)
27 77 (8.31%) QA

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 50 (5.39%) Confluence
2 34 (3.67%) CMS
3 21 (2.27%) Marvel
4 15 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
5 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
5 11 (1.19%) IIS
6 10 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.32%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.32%) Apache
9 3 (0.32%) Drupal
9 3 (0.32%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.32%) nginx
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.22%) SAS
10 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 119 (12.84%) InVision
2 63 (6.80%) Photoshop
3 41 (4.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 19 (2.05%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.05%) OmniGraffle
6 12 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 10 (1.08%) UserZoom
8 9 (0.97%) UXPin
9 6 (0.65%) InDesign
10 4 (0.43%) Flinto
10 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (0.43%) Pixate
11 3 (0.32%) 3ds Max
11 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
11 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.22%) Maya
13 1 (0.11%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.43%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.32%) BASE24
3 3 (0.32%) SessionCam
4 2 (0.22%) Line 500
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Magento
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (3.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 34 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (3.34%) Google Analytics
4 31 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (2.59%) GitHub
6 13 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 13 (1.40%) npm
7 10 (1.08%) Slack
8 7 (0.76%) Office 365
9 6 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.54%) IaaS
10 5 (0.54%) Serverless
11 4 (0.43%) Force.com
11 4 (0.43%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.32%) AdWords
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.94%) HTTP
2 13 (1.40%) Internet
3 9 (0.97%) Skype
4 8 (0.86%) Intranet
5 6 (0.65%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.43%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.43%) Firewall
6 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.32%) ATM
8 2 (0.22%) Broadband
8 2 (0.22%) FTP
8 2 (0.22%) SAN
8 2 (0.22%) SMS
8 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.22%) Wireless
9 1 (0.11%) 802.11
9 1 (0.11%) AMQP
9 1 (0.11%) DSL
9 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.31%) Big Data
3 37 (3.99%) MongoDB
4 31 (3.34%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.24%) Hadoop
6 27 (2.91%) Relational Database
7 21 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.83%) MySQL
9 17 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.40%) Data Mining
11 12 (1.29%) Apache Hive
12 10 (1.08%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.08%) HBase
12 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.08%) Sqoop
13 9 (0.97%) Blockchain
13 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.97%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.86%) Impala
Development Applications
1 125 (13.48%) Axure RP
2 78 (8.41%) Git (software)
3 77 (8.31%) JIRA
4 36 (3.88%) Jenkins
5 34 (3.67%) TeamCity
6 25 (2.70%) gulp
7 22 (2.37%) Selenium
8 19 (2.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 15 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 15 (1.62%) IntelliJ
9 15 (1.62%) Jasmine
10 12 (1.29%) Artifactory
10 12 (1.29%) Gatling
10 12 (1.29%) Sublime Text
10 12 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.29%) Visual Studio Code
10 12 (1.29%) WebDriver
11 11 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.97%) Subversion
13 8 (0.86%) Mocha
General
1 201 (21.68%) Finance
2 63 (6.80%) Banking
3 53 (5.72%) Marketing
4 35 (3.78%) Retail
5 18 (1.94%) Legal
6 17 (1.83%) Publishing
7 16 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.08%) Games
9 10 (1.08%) Law
10 9 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.86%) Advertising
12 7 (0.76%) Electronics
12 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.65%) Back Office
14 5 (0.54%) Billing
15 4 (0.43%) Automotive
15 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.43%) Front Office
15 4 (0.43%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 389 (41.96%) Designer
2 259 (27.94%) UX Designer
3 237 (25.57%) Developer
4 83 (8.95%) UI Designer
5 67 (7.23%) Senior Designer
6 58 (6.26%) .NET Developer
6 58 (6.26%) Senior Developer
7 55 (5.93%) Analyst
8 50 (5.39%) UI/UX Designer
9 48 (5.18%) Architect
10 47 (5.07%) Business Analyst
10 47 (5.07%) Interaction Designer
11 37 (3.99%) User Researcher
12 36 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 35 (3.78%) JavaScript Developer
14 32 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
15 31 (3.34%) Senior UX Designer
16 30 (3.24%) C# Developer
16 30 (3.24%) Data Scientist
17 29 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 306 (33.01%) HTML
2 297 (32.04%) CSS
3 110 (11.87%) HTML5
4 85 (9.17%) .NET
5 75 (8.09%) CSS3
6 72 (7.77%) AngularJS
7 66 (7.12%) Web Services
8 61 (6.58%) React
9 57 (6.15%) Node.js
10 52 (5.61%) REST
11 42 (4.53%) jQuery
12 36 (3.88%) Ajax
12 36 (3.88%) Sass
13 29 (3.13%) ASP.NET
14 27 (2.91%) LESS
15 23 (2.48%) XML
16 22 (2.37%) JSON
16 22 (2.37%) RESTful
17 21 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 21 (2.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 492 (53.07%) User Experience
2 96 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (9.39%) Mobile App
4 39 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.34%) Graphic Design
6 25 (2.70%) Blog
7 23 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.48%) Taxonomies
8 22 (2.37%) Algorithms
9 21 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (2.05%) Fintech
11 16 (1.73%) W3C
12 15 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.29%) Social Media
15 11 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (1.08%) Animation
16 10 (1.08%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.97%) Fixed Income
17 9 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (3.88%) Android
1 36 (3.88%) Apple iOS
2 34 (3.67%) Windows
3 15 (1.62%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.51%) Linux
5 9 (0.97%) Mac OS
6 6 (0.65%) Unix
7 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (28.59%) Wireframes
3 159 (17.15%) Rapid Prototyping
4 152 (16.40%) Scrum
5 142 (15.32%) Analytics
6 107 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 104 (11.22%) Information Architecture
8 103 (11.11%) Service Design
9 90 (9.71%) Usability Testing
10 89 (9.60%) User Stories
11 85 (9.17%) Front End Development
12 79 (8.52%) TDD
13 68 (7.34%) Visualisation
14 66 (7.12%) Responsive Web Design
15 54 (5.83%) Data Science
16 52 (5.61%) Business Analysis
16 52 (5.61%) E-Commerce
16 52 (5.61%) Mentoring
16 52 (5.61%) SDLC
16 52 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 232 (25.03%) JavaScript
2 112 (12.08%) SQL
3 90 (9.71%) C#
4 79 (8.52%) Python
5 50 (5.39%) Java
6 38 (4.10%) R
7 34 (3.67%) Scala
8 25 (2.70%) Ruby
9 20 (2.16%) ES6
10 18 (1.94%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.40%) Groovy
11 13 (1.40%) PHP
12 11 (1.19%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.08%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.08%) C++
14 8 (0.86%) Objective-C
15 7 (0.76%) Apple Swift
16 6 (0.65%) ES7
16 6 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (14.02%) Degree
2 44 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 21 (2.27%) PhD
3 21 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 10 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (0.76%) ISEB
8 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.43%) APMP
10 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.32%) IIBA
11 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CCA
12 1 (0.11%) PMP
12 1 (0.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.31%) QA
2 13 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.76%) WCAG
4 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.43%) GxP
5 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.32%) GAMP
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) PSD2
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (3.67%) Docker
2 10 (1.08%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.65%) LXC
4 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.32%) SRDF
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.40%) Kibana
2 12 (1.29%) Grafana
2 12 (1.29%) Graphite
2 12 (1.29%) Kubernetes
3 11 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (0.86%) Puppet
5 4 (0.43%) Ansible
5 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.22%) Terraform
7 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.11%) Mesos
7 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 111 (11.97%) Adobe
2 47 (5.07%) Sitecore
3 41 (4.42%) Google
4 40 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 30 (3.24%) Oracle
6 19 (2.05%) Splunk
7 16 (1.73%) Tableau
8 11 (1.19%) Informatica
9 10 (1.08%) Hortonworks
9 10 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (0.97%) Teradata
11 8 (0.86%) Cloudera
11 8 (0.86%) Omniture
12 7 (0.76%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (0.76%) SAP
13 6 (0.65%) ClickTale
14 4 (0.43%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.43%) Bloomberg
14 4 (0.43%) Tealium
15 3 (0.32%) DoubleClick