Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 263 342
Rank change year-on-year -15 +79 +28
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 892 860 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.09% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 566 505
UK median daily rate £425 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £448 £405
% change year-on-year -10.61% +10.49% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 12
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £48.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -41.48% +21.76%
10th Percentile £19.00 £19.18 £21.82
90th Percentile £57.50 £33.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £28.50 £49.71
% change year-on-year +57.89% -42.66% +24.26%

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 85,325 79,198 89,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.71% 83.79% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,012 52,465 58,154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,203 2,639
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.26 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.60 £49.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -5 849 £433 -3.35% 316
London -6 467 £450 +5.88% 123
UK excluding London +3 413 £400 -10.61% 202
South East +5 142 £400 -9.86% 47
North of England +19 116 £425 -4.49% 69
Midlands -9 68 £399 -16.05% 23
Yorkshire -23 40 £425 -8.11% 17
North West +35 39 £365 -4.26% 45
North East +28 37 £425 -3.41% 7
West Midlands -2 37 £400 -11.11% 17
South West +23 32 £400 -15.79% 21
East Midlands -1 29 £338 -30.77% 6
East of England -9 24 £400 -20.00% 33
Scotland -28 23 £400 +21.03% 5
Wales +4 9 £550 +59.42% 1
Northern Ireland -16 2 £500 +11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 516 (57.85%) User Experience
2 493 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
3 338 (37.89%) HTML
4 326 (36.55%) CSS
5 265 (29.71%) Wireframes
6 197 (22.09%) Rapid Prototyping
7 194 (21.75%) JavaScript
8 185 (20.74%) Finance
9 146 (16.37%) Front End Development
10 139 (15.58%) Mobile App
11 138 (15.47%) Degree
12 123 (13.79%) Axure RP
13 112 (12.56%) InVision
13 112 (12.56%) Scrum
14 98 (10.99%) Analytics
15 94 (10.54%) Usability Testing
16 93 (10.43%) TDD
17 87 (9.75%) Adobe
18 86 (9.64%) User Stories
19 84 (9.42%) HTML5
20 83 (9.30%) Information Architecture
20 83 (9.30%) Service Design
21 80 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
22 76 (8.52%) Web Design
23 75 (8.41%) Collaborative Working
24 74 (8.30%) CSS3
25 72 (8.07%) Web Services
26 71 (7.96%) Photoshop
26 71 (7.96%) Mentoring
27 67 (7.51%) SQL

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 35 (3.92%) Marvel
2 27 (3.03%) CMS
3 26 (2.91%) Confluence
4 15 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.35%) Drupal
6 9 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.90%) IIS
7 8 (0.90%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (0.56%) SAS
10 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.22%) Apache
11 2 (0.22%) Ethereum
11 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.22%) WordPress
12 1 (0.11%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 112 (12.56%) InVision
2 71 (7.96%) Photoshop
3 34 (3.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (2.24%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (1.79%) MS Visio
7 12 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
8 10 (1.12%) Flinto
9 8 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
9 8 (0.90%) UXPin
10 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (0.67%) Adobe Premiere
11 6 (0.67%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.34%) 3ds Max
12 3 (0.34%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.34%) InDesign
12 3 (0.34%) Maya
12 3 (0.34%) Simulink
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Workday HCM
2 4 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.34%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 3 (0.34%) RMDS
3 3 (0.34%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.11%) SAP BRIM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 13 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.35%) Google Analytics
6 10 (1.12%) GitHub
7 9 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
8 8 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.67%) IaaS
9 6 (0.67%) SaaS
10 4 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.34%) Boomi
11 3 (0.34%) PaaS
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.22%) Heroku
12 2 (0.22%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.22%) Office 365
12 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.91%) Internet
2 8 (0.90%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.67%) HTTP
3 6 (0.67%) LAN
4 5 (0.56%) Firewall
4 5 (0.56%) Intranet
5 4 (0.45%) DNS
6 3 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.34%) SMS
7 2 (0.22%) VPN
8 1 (0.11%) 802.11
8 1 (0.11%) CTI
8 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.11%) PBX
8 1 (0.11%) RTP
8 1 (0.11%) Softphone
8 1 (0.11%) SSL
8 1 (0.11%) VoIP
8 1 (0.11%) WAN
8 1 (0.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.60%) MySQL
3 35 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 34 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 19 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.02%) Big Data
9 17 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.01%) SAP HANA
12 8 (0.90%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.67%) Power BI
14 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.56%) Data Lake
15 5 (0.56%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 123 (13.79%) Axure RP
2 56 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 36 (4.04%) JIRA
4 19 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.13%) ReSharper
5 16 (1.79%) MSBuild
5 16 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.68%) gulp
7 14 (1.57%) NUnit
8 13 (1.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 13 (1.46%) Grunt
8 13 (1.46%) webpack
9 12 (1.35%) Jasmine
9 12 (1.35%) Moq
10 11 (1.23%) Selenium
11 9 (1.01%) PhantomJS
12 6 (0.67%) Subversion
13 5 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.56%) Mocha
14 4 (0.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 185 (20.74%) Finance
2 56 (6.28%) Retail
3 43 (4.82%) Banking
3 43 (4.82%) Marketing
4 34 (3.81%) Legal
5 22 (2.47%) Publishing
6 17 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.57%) Games
8 10 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.01%) Automotive
9 9 (1.01%) Electronics
9 9 (1.01%) Front Office
9 9 (1.01%) Law
10 8 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.56%) Advertising
11 5 (0.56%) Billing
12 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 3 (0.34%) Local Government
13 2 (0.22%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 436 (48.88%) Designer
2 304 (34.08%) UX Designer
3 171 (19.17%) Developer
4 105 (11.77%) UI Designer
5 71 (7.96%) Analyst
6 65 (7.29%) Interaction Designer
7 56 (6.28%) Architect
7 56 (6.28%) Business Analyst
8 53 (5.94%) Digital Designer
8 53 (5.94%) UI/UX Designer
9 36 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 36 (4.04%) C# Developer
9 36 (4.04%) Consultant
9 36 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 35 (3.92%) Senior Designer
11 34 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 33 (3.70%) Digital UX Designer
13 31 (3.48%) Senior Developer
14 29 (3.25%) Web Designer
15 26 (2.91%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (37.89%) HTML
2 326 (36.55%) CSS
3 84 (9.42%) HTML5
4 74 (8.30%) CSS3
5 72 (8.07%) Web Services
6 63 (7.06%) AngularJS
7 55 (6.17%) .NET
8 48 (5.38%) jQuery
9 34 (3.81%) Sass
10 33 (3.70%) Ajax
10 33 (3.70%) REST
11 31 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (3.14%) RESTful
13 26 (2.91%) JSON
14 24 (2.69%) .NET Framework
15 21 (2.35%) Django
16 20 (2.24%) LINQ
16 20 (2.24%) React
17 19 (2.13%) ASP.NET
17 19 (2.13%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 516 (57.85%) User Experience
2 139 (15.58%) Mobile App
3 80 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.48%) Animation
5 24 (2.69%) Blog
6 21 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 20 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.91%) Client/Server
10 16 (1.79%) Algorithms
11 12 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 12 (1.35%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.23%) Fintech
12 11 (1.23%) Graphic Design
13 10 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.78%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.78%) RIA
15 6 (0.67%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.28%) Windows
2 36 (4.04%) Android
3 35 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 31 (3.48%) Linux
5 20 (2.24%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.79%) Unix
7 14 (1.57%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) AIX
10 1 (0.11%) Debian
10 1 (0.11%) Fedora
10 1 (0.11%) Mesosphere
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 493 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (29.71%) Wireframes
3 197 (22.09%) Rapid Prototyping
4 146 (16.37%) Front End Development
5 112 (12.56%) Scrum
6 98 (10.99%) Analytics
7 94 (10.54%) Usability Testing
8 93 (10.43%) TDD
9 86 (9.64%) User Stories
10 83 (9.30%) Information Architecture
10 83 (9.30%) Service Design
11 76 (8.52%) Web Design
12 75 (8.41%) Collaborative Working
13 71 (7.96%) Mentoring
14 65 (7.29%) E-Commerce
14 65 (7.29%) Responsive Web Design
15 63 (7.06%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 57 (6.39%) Stakeholder Management
17 47 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (5.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 194 (21.75%) JavaScript
2 67 (7.51%) SQL
3 63 (7.06%) Python
4 54 (6.05%) Java
5 52 (5.83%) C#
6 23 (2.58%) Ruby
6 23 (2.58%) VB.NET
7 19 (2.13%) C++
7 19 (2.13%) Scala
8 16 (1.79%) PHP
9 15 (1.68%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.35%) C
11 7 (0.78%) Perl
11 7 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.67%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.56%) ES6
13 5 (0.56%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.45%) ABAP
14 4 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 138 (15.47%) Degree
2 62 (6.95%) Security Cleared
3 44 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (1.12%) Master's Degree
5 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.45%) CISSP
8 4 (0.45%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.34%) CITP
9 3 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.34%) PMP
9 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.22%) ISEB
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.47%) QA
2 7 (0.78%) GDPR
3 6 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.56%) GCP
5 4 (0.45%) WCAG
6 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.34%) SLA
7 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.22%) GAMP
8 1 (0.11%) AQAP
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.11%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (3.59%) Docker
2 18 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.45%) LXC
4 3 (0.34%) Firmware
5 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 7 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (0.67%) Ansible
4 5 (0.56%) Puppet
4 5 (0.56%) Terraform
5 3 (0.34%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 1 (0.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.11%) Grafana
6 1 (0.11%) MOM
6 1 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (9.75%) Adobe
2 42 (4.71%) Oracle
3 32 (3.59%) Microsoft
4 22 (2.47%) SAP
5 19 (2.13%) Citrix
6 17 (1.91%) Sitecore
7 10 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.01%) ClickTale
8 9 (1.01%) Google
9 7 (0.78%) Capita
9 7 (0.78%) Sybase
10 6 (0.67%) CA Agile Central
10 6 (0.67%) Omniture
10 6 (0.67%) Workday
11 5 (0.56%) Tableau
12 4 (0.45%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.45%) EXTOL
12 4 (0.45%) hybris
12 4 (0.45%) WSO2
13 3 (0.34%) ION Trading