Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 289 346
Rank change year-on-year +7 +57 +14
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 932 893 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.87% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.04% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 592 496
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £300
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -7.13% +7.68% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £38.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -18.42% +35.71%
10th Percentile £40.13 £31.25 £20.91
90th Percentile £57.75 £46.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £48.71
% change year-on-year +11.61% -20.44% +43.25%

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 87300 86207 93084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.96% 82.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58318 56952 60427
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2337 2766
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.30 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +18.75%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +10 880 £425 - 130
London -19 488 £451 +6.00% 53
UK excluding London +42 439 £400 -7.13% 79
South East +32 149 £386 -3.44% 22
North of England +37 130 £425 - 13
North East +80 59 £440 -1.12% 1
Midlands -12 49 £400 -20.00% 11
North West +27 37 £381 -3.17% 7
East of England -3 34 £355 -13.94% 20
Yorkshire -14 34 £425 -5.56% 5
Scotland -3 32 £400 - 1
South West +11 30 £400 -11.11% 11
West Midlands +5 26 £400 -15.79% 10
East Midlands -21 22 £320 -37.56% 1
Wales +13 16 £450 +5.88% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Prototyping also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Prototyping.

1 531 (56.97%) User Experience
2 492 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
3 383 (41.09%) HTML
4 363 (38.95%) CSS
5 268 (28.76%) Wireframes
6 199 (21.35%) JavaScript
7 191 (20.49%) Rapid Prototyping
8 186 (19.96%) Finance
9 148 (15.88%) Axure RP
10 129 (13.84%) Mobile App
11 117 (12.55%) Scrum
12 116 (12.45%) Front End Development
13 114 (12.23%) HTML5
13 114 (12.23%) Degree
14 112 (12.02%) Service Design
15 111 (11.91%) Web Design
16 108 (11.59%) SQL
17 106 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
18 103 (11.05%) TDD
19 98 (10.52%) Web Services
20 96 (10.30%) CSS3
21 94 (10.09%) Analytics
22 88 (9.44%) InVision
23 85 (9.12%) User Stories
24 83 (8.91%) AngularJS
24 83 (8.91%) Usability Testing
25 81 (8.69%) .NET
26 79 (8.48%) Security Cleared
27 78 (8.37%) SQL Server
27 78 (8.37%) Adobe

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 34 (3.65%) CMS
2 29 (3.11%) Marvel
3 28 (3.00%) IIS
4 17 (1.82%) Confluence
5 14 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
6 13 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.29%) Drupal
8 10 (1.07%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.75%) SAS
10 6 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.64%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.54%) Apache
12 4 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.43%) JBoss
12 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.21%) GemFire
14 2 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 88 (9.44%) InVision
2 71 (7.62%) Photoshop
3 29 (3.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 23 (2.47%) OmniGraffle
5 20 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (0.97%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
8 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (0.54%) InDesign
10 4 (0.43%) Flinto
10 4 (0.43%) UXPin
11 3 (0.32%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
13 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.11%) Maya
13 1 (0.11%) Simulink
13 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.43%) RMDS
2 3 (0.32%) BigMachines
2 3 (0.32%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.39%) IaaS
4 12 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 12 (1.29%) Google Analytics
5 11 (1.18%) GitHub
6 9 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
6 9 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.86%) SaaS
8 6 (0.64%) PaaS
8 6 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.32%) CloudBees
10 3 (0.32%) Office 365
10 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.32%) Serverless
10 3 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.82%) HTTP
2 15 (1.61%) Internet
3 13 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 13 (1.39%) SSL
4 8 (0.86%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.75%) Ethernet
5 7 (0.75%) Firewall
5 7 (0.75%) LAN
6 5 (0.54%) SMS
7 4 (0.43%) DNS
8 2 (0.21%) FTP
8 2 (0.21%) VPN
9 1 (0.11%) ATM
9 1 (0.11%) IPsec
9 1 (0.11%) LDAP
9 1 (0.11%) PBX
9 1 (0.11%) Softphone
9 1 (0.11%) VoIP
9 1 (0.11%) WAN
9 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.51%) MySQL
3 39 (4.18%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (3.22%) Relational Database
6 24 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (2.47%) Big Data
8 22 (2.36%) MongoDB
9 21 (2.25%) RDBMS
10 20 (2.15%) Oracle Database
11 19 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.93%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
15 5 (0.54%) Blockchain
16 4 (0.43%) BigQuery
16 4 (0.43%) Parquet
16 4 (0.43%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 148 (15.88%) Axure RP
2 59 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.76%) JIRA
4 24 (2.58%) ReSharper
5 22 (2.36%) Jenkins
6 15 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.61%) webpack
7 14 (1.50%) MSBuild
7 14 (1.50%) Selenium
8 13 (1.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 12 (1.29%) Grunt
9 12 (1.29%) NUnit
10 11 (1.18%) gulp
11 10 (1.07%) Jasmine
11 10 (1.07%) Moq
11 10 (1.07%) Subversion
12 9 (0.97%) Mocha
13 7 (0.75%) PhantomJS
14 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.54%) Maven
General
1 186 (19.96%) Finance
2 62 (6.65%) Banking
3 51 (5.47%) Retail
4 35 (3.76%) Marketing
5 25 (2.68%) Publishing
6 23 (2.47%) Games
7 21 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 19 (2.04%) Legal
9 15 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.29%) Front Office
11 11 (1.18%) Electronics
12 7 (0.75%) Advertising
12 7 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.54%) Automotive
13 5 (0.54%) Back Office
13 5 (0.54%) Billing
13 5 (0.54%) Law
14 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.32%) Local Government
15 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 436 (46.78%) Designer
2 315 (33.80%) UX Designer
3 196 (21.03%) Developer
4 94 (10.09%) UI Designer
5 76 (8.15%) Architect
6 70 (7.51%) Interaction Designer
7 55 (5.90%) Analyst
8 51 (5.47%) Senior Designer
9 50 (5.36%) UI/UX Designer
10 43 (4.61%) .NET Developer
10 43 (4.61%) C# Developer
11 39 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 38 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 38 (4.08%) Digital Designer
13 37 (3.97%) Senior UX Designer
14 35 (3.76%) Business Analyst
15 33 (3.54%) User Researcher
16 30 (3.22%) Consultant
16 30 (3.22%) Java Developer
17 29 (3.11%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (41.09%) HTML
2 363 (38.95%) CSS
3 114 (12.23%) HTML5
4 98 (10.52%) Web Services
5 96 (10.30%) CSS3
6 83 (8.91%) AngularJS
7 81 (8.69%) .NET
8 52 (5.58%) REST
9 51 (5.47%) jQuery
10 43 (4.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 43 (4.61%) RESTful
11 42 (4.51%) Ajax
12 39 (4.18%) Sass
13 32 (3.43%) .NET Framework
13 32 (3.43%) JSON
14 29 (3.11%) SOAP
15 26 (2.79%) Backbone.js
16 25 (2.68%) LINQ
17 24 (2.58%) ASP.NET
18 23 (2.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 531 (56.97%) User Experience
2 129 (13.84%) Mobile App
3 106 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.00%) Blog
5 24 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.47%) Data Structures
6 23 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.72%) Graphic Design
9 15 (1.61%) Animation
9 15 (1.61%) Fintech
9 15 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 15 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.86%) Fixed Income
12 7 (0.75%) Derivative
13 6 (0.64%) Credit Risk
14 5 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.97%) Windows
2 41 (4.40%) Linux
3 39 (4.18%) Windows Server
4 38 (4.08%) Apple iOS
5 34 (3.65%) Android
6 23 (2.47%) Unix
7 13 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.29%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.21%) Fedora
10 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) Debian
11 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (52.79%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (28.76%) Wireframes
3 191 (20.49%) Rapid Prototyping
4 117 (12.55%) Scrum
5 116 (12.45%) Front End Development
6 112 (12.02%) Service Design
7 111 (11.91%) Web Design
8 103 (11.05%) TDD
9 94 (10.09%) Analytics
10 85 (9.12%) User Stories
11 83 (8.91%) Usability Testing
12 71 (7.62%) E-Commerce
13 65 (6.97%) Mentoring
14 64 (6.87%) Responsive Web Design
15 59 (6.33%) MVC
16 56 (6.01%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 56 (6.01%) Information Architecture
17 55 (5.90%) Collaborative Working
18 51 (5.47%) Software Architecture
19 50 (5.36%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 199 (21.35%) JavaScript
2 108 (11.59%) SQL
3 76 (8.15%) C#
4 73 (7.83%) Python
5 72 (7.73%) Java
6 22 (2.36%) Ruby
6 22 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 20 (2.15%) C++
8 19 (2.04%) Scala
9 18 (1.93%) PHP
9 18 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.82%) PowerShell
11 16 (1.72%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.50%) Perl
13 12 (1.29%) C
14 8 (0.86%) R
14 8 (0.86%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.64%) ES6
16 5 (0.54%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 114 (12.23%) Degree
2 79 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 57 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.54%) CISSP
7 5 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.43%) PhD
9 3 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.32%) CITP
9 3 (0.32%) ISEB
9 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.32%) PMP
9 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.15%) QA
2 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.54%) GCP
5 4 (0.43%) GDPR
6 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.32%) GAMP
6 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) COREP
7 2 (0.21%) FINREP
7 2 (0.21%) MIL-STD-1553
8 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (2.79%) Docker
2 19 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.54%) LXC
5 3 (0.32%) Firmware
5 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.07%) Ansible
2 10 (1.07%) Puppet
2 10 (1.07%) SCCM
2 10 (1.07%) WSUS
3 6 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.64%) Terraform
4 4 (0.43%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 2 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.21%) Grafana
5 2 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.11%) MOM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 78 (8.37%) Adobe
2 62 (6.65%) Oracle
3 41 (4.40%) Microsoft
4 19 (2.04%) SAP
4 19 (2.04%) Sitecore
5 15 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.29%) WSO2
7 11 (1.18%) Google
7 11 (1.18%) Tableau
8 9 (0.97%) ClickTale
9 8 (0.86%) Omniture
10 7 (0.75%) Apple
10 7 (0.75%) Sybase
11 6 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (0.54%) CA Agile Central
12 5 (0.54%) Splunk
13 4 (0.43%) Capita
13 4 (0.43%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.32%) EXTOL
14 3 (0.32%) ION Trading