Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 295 288
Rank change year-on-year -25 -7 +29
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 679 925 930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.02% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 605 652
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £338 £325 £313
90th Percentile £607 £575 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 9
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £37.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.12% -17.22% +16.13%
10th Percentile £25.00 £27.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £45.38 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% -5.62% +14.84%

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 72,501 90,666 88,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.09% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,508 59,993 58,969
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,307 2,369 2,143
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.18 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.23% -9.87% +4.44%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -19 602 £463 +2.78% 232
London +18 336 £450 -3.74% 90
UK excluding London -26 322 £475 +11.76% 166
North of England +20 83 £475 +11.76% 36
South East -31 81 £456 +7.35% 43
Midlands +15 52 £475 +8.88% 23
West Midlands +8 43 £475 +5.56% 15
Scotland +28 41 £500 +17.65% 15
Yorkshire +36 40 £475 +16.56% 8
East of England +30 30 £431 +15.00% 18
North West -7 29 £485 +14.12% 23
South West -4 17 £400 -5.88% 23
North East +7 14 £463 +8.82% 5
Wales +30 12 £500 +29.87% 8
East Midlands +17 9 £381 +12.13% 8
Northern Ireland +1 3 £488 +46.62%
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 353 (51.99%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (51.25%) User Experience
3 191 (28.13%) HTML
4 188 (27.69%) Wireframes
5 175 (25.77%) CSS
6 147 (21.65%) Sketch
7 123 (18.11%) Finance
8 114 (16.79%) Rapid Prototyping
9 104 (15.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 103 (15.17%) InVision
11 102 (15.02%) Service Design
12 96 (14.14%) JavaScript
13 94 (13.84%) Adobe
14 93 (13.70%) Axure RP
15 89 (13.11%) Analytics
16 88 (12.96%) Front End Development
17 87 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
18 80 (11.78%) Scrum
19 79 (11.63%) Mobile App
20 78 (11.49%) Python
21 72 (10.60%) Degree
22 62 (9.13%) Information Architecture
22 62 (9.13%) Public Sector
23 60 (8.84%) E-Commerce
24 56 (8.25%) Software Engineering
24 56 (8.25%) Web Design
25 54 (7.95%) User Stories
25 54 (7.95%) DevOps
26 52 (7.66%) Collaborative Working
26 52 (7.66%) Usability Testing

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 26 (3.83%) CMS
2 13 (1.91%) Confluence
3 10 (1.47%) IIS
3 10 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.03%) WordPress
5 6 (0.88%) Drupal
5 6 (0.88%) SAS
6 5 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.59%) Apache
8 3 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.44%) Mendix
9 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.15%) JBoss
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 147 (21.65%) Sketch
2 103 (15.17%) InVision
3 48 (7.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 48 (7.07%) Photoshop
4 25 (3.68%) Zeplin
5 22 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
6 13 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (1.62%) Adobe XD
8 10 (1.47%) Figma
9 8 (1.18%) Marvel
9 8 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (0.44%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.29%) UXPin
15 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
15 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
15 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) BASE24
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.15%) MultiChain
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.15%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.15%) Quorum
4 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.51%) AWS
2 35 (5.15%) Azure
3 26 (3.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 26 (3.83%) GitHub
4 14 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.06%) Google Sheets
5 13 (1.91%) GCP
6 11 (1.62%) SaaS
7 9 (1.33%) Serverless
8 7 (1.03%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.88%) Power Platform
10 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.74%) Office 365
11 4 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon SageMaker
12 3 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.06%) Internet
2 7 (1.03%) DNS
3 4 (0.59%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.59%) Firewall
3 4 (0.59%) Software-Defined Radio
4 3 (0.44%) Broadband
5 2 (0.29%) ATM
5 2 (0.29%) HTTP
5 2 (0.29%) Intranet
5 2 (0.29%) NAS
5 2 (0.29%) Network Security
5 2 (0.29%) SAN
5 2 (0.29%) SSL
5 2 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.15%) Extranet
6 1 (0.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.77%) Big Data
4 7 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.88%) Power BI
5 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (0.74%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.59%) Text Mining
8 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.44%) InfluxDB
8 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.44%) MySQL
8 3 (0.44%) QlikView
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 93 (13.70%) Axure RP
2 40 (5.89%) JIRA
3 31 (4.57%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 16 (2.36%) Balsamiq
6 12 (1.77%) Visual Studio Code
7 11 (1.62%) Subversion
7 11 (1.62%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (1.33%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.33%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.18%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.88%) MSTest
12 5 (0.74%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.74%) Mocha
12 5 (0.74%) Selenium
13 3 (0.44%) Grunt
13 3 (0.44%) gulp
13 3 (0.44%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 123 (18.11%) Finance
2 62 (9.13%) Public Sector
3 48 (7.07%) Banking
4 47 (6.92%) Retail
5 42 (6.19%) Marketing
6 19 (2.80%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.65%) Electronics
8 16 (2.36%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.77%) Front Office
10 11 (1.62%) Games
11 9 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.33%) Publishing
12 8 (1.18%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.18%) Legal
13 6 (0.88%) Law
13 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.44%) Advertising
14 3 (0.44%) Automotive
14 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 362 (53.31%) Designer
2 218 (32.11%) UX Designer
3 110 (16.20%) Developer
4 87 (12.81%) Senior Designer
5 57 (8.39%) UI Designer
6 46 (6.77%) Interaction Designer
7 44 (6.48%) Analyst
7 44 (6.48%) Senior UX Designer
8 41 (6.04%) Digital Designer
9 35 (5.15%) UI/UX Designer
10 32 (4.71%) Architect
11 27 (3.98%) Business Analyst
12 26 (3.83%) Software Engineer
13 22 (3.24%) Consultant
13 22 (3.24%) Digital UX Designer
13 22 (3.24%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 14 (2.06%) Content Designer
16 13 (1.91%) Senior Digital Designer
16 13 (1.91%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (28.13%) HTML
2 175 (25.77%) CSS
3 34 (5.01%) HTML5
4 30 (4.42%) AngularJS
4 30 (4.42%) React
5 26 (3.83%) CSS3
6 24 (3.53%) jQuery
7 23 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 21 (3.09%) Sass
9 17 (2.50%) .NET
9 17 (2.50%) Node.js
10 14 (2.06%) Redux
10 14 (2.06%) Vue.js
11 13 (1.91%) RESTful
12 11 (1.62%) Ajax
13 10 (1.47%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 9 (1.33%) JSON
15 8 (1.18%) Framer.js
15 8 (1.18%) Kafka
15 8 (1.18%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 348 (51.25%) User Experience
2 79 (11.63%) Mobile App
3 24 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.39%) Blog
5 13 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.62%) W3C
8 10 (1.47%) Graphic Design
8 10 (1.47%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.18%) Animation
10 8 (1.18%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (1.18%) Video Editing
11 7 (1.03%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.88%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 30 (4.42%) Linux
2 22 (3.24%) Unix
3 19 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 18 (2.65%) Android
5 9 (1.33%) Windows
6 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.15%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (51.99%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (27.69%) Wireframes
3 114 (16.79%) Rapid Prototyping
4 104 (15.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 102 (15.02%) Service Design
6 89 (13.11%) Analytics
7 88 (12.96%) Front End Development
8 87 (12.81%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (11.78%) Scrum
10 62 (9.13%) Information Architecture
11 60 (8.84%) E-Commerce
12 56 (8.25%) Software Engineering
12 56 (8.25%) Web Design
13 54 (7.95%) DevOps
13 54 (7.95%) User Stories
14 52 (7.66%) Collaborative Working
14 52 (7.66%) Usability Testing
15 45 (6.63%) Visualisation
16 41 (6.04%) Data Visualisation
17 36 (5.30%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.14%) JavaScript
2 78 (11.49%) Python
3 39 (5.74%) SQL
4 36 (5.30%) Java
5 29 (4.27%) C#
6 28 (4.12%) C
7 21 (3.09%) C++
8 14 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 12 (1.77%) Embedded C
9 12 (1.77%) ES6
10 11 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.47%) Perl
12 9 (1.33%) R
12 9 (1.33%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.33%) VB
13 7 (1.03%) Clojure
14 6 (0.88%) Ruby
15 5 (0.74%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.74%) PHP
16 4 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 72 (10.60%) Degree
2 31 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.03%) DBS Check
5 5 (0.74%) PhD
6 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.29%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.15%) CBAP
8 1 (0.15%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.15%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.77%) QA
2 10 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.18%) WCAG
4 3 (0.44%) WAI
5 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (2.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.15%) Firmware
5 1 (0.15%) LXC
5 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (3.83%) Ansible
2 8 (1.18%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.18%) Puppet
2 8 (1.18%) Terraform
3 4 (0.59%) SCCM
4 3 (0.44%) Grafana
5 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.29%) SCOM
5 2 (0.29%) vRealize
5 2 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
6 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (13.84%) Adobe
2 45 (6.63%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.42%) Google
4 13 (1.91%) Oracle
5 12 (1.77%) SAP
6 8 (1.18%) Omniture
7 7 (1.03%) Tableau
8 6 (0.88%) HP
8 6 (0.88%) VMware
9 5 (0.74%) IBM
9 5 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.59%) Citrix
10 4 (0.59%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.59%) Splunk
11 3 (0.44%) ESRI
11 3 (0.44%) Intel
11 3 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.44%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.44%) Sybase
12 2 (0.29%) Bloomberg