Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 245 315
Rank change year-on-year -41 +70 +33
Contract jobs citing Prototyping 927 975 844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.02% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.19% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 646 597
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £594 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 8
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -3.53% +6.89%
10th Percentile £31.76 £40.00 £34.56
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.50 £91.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -4.32%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £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 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -37 864 £450 +5.88% 309
UK excluding London -38 472 £425 +6.25% 197
London -19 438 £473 +5.00% 128
South East -33 162 £445 +11.25% 42
North of England -42 114 £425 +6.25% 63
Midlands +52 97 £425 +4.62% 25
West Midlands +15 64 £450 +8.43% 20
North West +1 47 £425 +17.24% 31
South West -3 37 £400 -15.79% 17
Scotland -56 35 £425 +6.25% 14
North East -27 34 £425 +1.49% 10
Yorkshire -39 34 £425 +5.59% 22
East Midlands +29 33 £377 -4.37% 5
East of England -18 15 £400 +23.08% 34
Wales -9 13 £388 +24.00% 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 526 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (55.56%) User Experience
3 323 (34.84%) HTML
4 305 (32.90%) CSS
5 297 (32.04%) Wireframes
6 232 (25.03%) JavaScript
7 196 (21.14%) Finance
8 190 (20.50%) Rapid Prototyping
9 145 (15.64%) Axure RP
10 143 (15.43%) Degree
11 134 (14.46%) Scrum
12 128 (13.81%) InVision
13 120 (12.94%) Analytics
14 114 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
15 113 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
16 107 (11.54%) Mobile App
17 104 (11.22%) Adobe
18 98 (10.57%) User Stories
19 96 (10.36%) HTML5
19 96 (10.36%) SQL
19 96 (10.36%) Usability Testing
20 95 (10.25%) Front End Development
21 87 (9.39%) Information Architecture
22 81 (8.74%) AngularJS
23 74 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
24 72 (7.77%) .NET
25 71 (7.66%) C#
26 70 (7.55%) Web Services
27 69 (7.44%) Business Analysis
27 69 (7.44%) CSS3

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 39 (4.21%) Confluence
2 34 (3.67%) Marvel
3 32 (3.45%) CMS
4 12 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
5 10 (1.08%) IIS
6 6 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.43%) Apache
8 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.32%) Alfresco
9 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.22%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.22%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.22%) nginx
10 2 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.11%) Documentum
11 1 (0.11%) SAS
Applications
1 128 (13.81%) InVision
2 59 (6.36%) Photoshop
3 42 (4.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (3.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 27 (2.91%) OmniGraffle
6 23 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (2.37%) UserZoom
8 17 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (1.62%) MS Visio
10 13 (1.40%) UXPin
11 6 (0.65%) Chatbot
12 5 (0.54%) InDesign
13 4 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
13 4 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.32%) 3ds Max
14 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.22%) Flinto
15 2 (0.22%) Maya
15 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
16 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.43%) Summit
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.22%) Line 500
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.22%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.11%) BASE24
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (4.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 33 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.19%) Google Analytics
7 10 (1.08%) npm
8 9 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.97%) GitHub
9 4 (0.43%) Dialogflow
9 4 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.43%) Heroku
9 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.32%) IaaS
10 3 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.32%) Yarn
11 2 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.51%) HTTP
2 10 (1.08%) Internet
3 6 (0.65%) Ethernet
3 6 (0.65%) Intranet
4 4 (0.43%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.43%) SAN
5 3 (0.32%) Broadband
5 3 (0.32%) Firewall
5 3 (0.32%) FTP
5 3 (0.32%) SMS
6 2 (0.22%) DSL
6 2 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) 802.11
7 1 (0.11%) ATM
7 1 (0.11%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.11%) NAS
7 1 (0.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.91%) Big Data
3 24 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (2.48%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (2.05%) Hadoop
9 15 (1.62%) MySQL
9 15 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.51%) Oracle Database
11 11 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.08%) HBase
12 10 (1.08%) Sqoop
13 9 (0.97%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.76%) QlikView
16 6 (0.65%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 145 (15.64%) Axure RP
2 59 (6.36%) JIRA
3 52 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.99%) TeamCity
5 26 (2.80%) Jasmine
6 24 (2.59%) gulp
7 21 (2.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 19 (2.05%) webpack
9 18 (1.94%) Grunt
10 16 (1.73%) Jenkins
11 13 (1.40%) PhantomJS
12 12 (1.29%) Maven
13 11 (1.19%) Subversion
14 10 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.86%) Selenium
17 7 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 7 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
18 5 (0.54%) Hudson
18 5 (0.54%) Mocha
General
1 196 (21.14%) Finance
2 64 (6.90%) Banking
3 47 (5.07%) Marketing
4 37 (3.99%) Retail
5 19 (2.05%) Games
5 19 (2.05%) Legal
6 18 (1.94%) Publishing
7 17 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.29%) Advertising
10 9 (0.97%) Law
11 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.76%) Automotive
13 6 (0.65%) Billing
13 6 (0.65%) Electronics
14 5 (0.54%) Front Office
15 4 (0.43%) Back Office
15 4 (0.43%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 397 (42.83%) Designer
2 294 (31.72%) UX Designer
3 217 (23.41%) Developer
4 73 (7.87%) UI Designer
5 66 (7.12%) Analyst
6 59 (6.36%) Business Analyst
7 54 (5.83%) Senior Designer
8 53 (5.72%) .NET Developer
9 49 (5.29%) UI/UX Designer
10 47 (5.07%) Architect
10 47 (5.07%) User Researcher
11 46 (4.96%) Senior Developer
12 43 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 43 (4.64%) JavaScript Developer
13 37 (3.99%) Interaction Designer
14 35 (3.78%) Consultant
15 30 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
16 29 (3.13%) UI Developer
17 28 (3.02%) Data Scientist
17 28 (3.02%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (34.84%) HTML
2 305 (32.90%) CSS
3 96 (10.36%) HTML5
4 81 (8.74%) AngularJS
5 72 (7.77%) .NET
6 70 (7.55%) Web Services
7 69 (7.44%) CSS3
8 57 (6.15%) jQuery
9 48 (5.18%) React
10 47 (5.07%) Sass
11 41 (4.42%) Node.js
12 36 (3.88%) REST
13 35 (3.78%) Ajax
14 31 (3.34%) Vue.js
15 27 (2.91%) Spring
16 26 (2.80%) RESTful
17 25 (2.70%) ASP.NET
18 23 (2.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 22 (2.37%) Redux
19 22 (2.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 515 (55.56%) User Experience
2 113 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (11.54%) Mobile App
4 39 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.88%) Algorithms
6 29 (3.13%) Blog
7 25 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (2.59%) Data Structures
9 20 (2.16%) Graphic Design
10 19 (2.05%) Fintech
11 16 (1.73%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.62%) W3C
13 13 (1.40%) Animation
13 13 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
14 12 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (1.08%) Taxonomies
16 9 (0.97%) Social Media
17 8 (0.86%) Fixed Income
18 7 (0.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (5.83%) Android
1 54 (5.83%) Apple iOS
2 44 (4.75%) Windows
3 18 (1.94%) Linux
4 17 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.08%) Unix
5 10 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.32%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (32.04%) Wireframes
3 190 (20.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 134 (14.46%) Scrum
5 120 (12.94%) Analytics
6 114 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
7 98 (10.57%) User Stories
8 96 (10.36%) Usability Testing
9 95 (10.25%) Front End Development
10 87 (9.39%) Information Architecture
11 74 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (7.44%) Business Analysis
13 66 (7.12%) Service Design
14 61 (6.58%) TDD
15 58 (6.26%) Mentoring
16 56 (6.04%) Validation
17 54 (5.83%) Visualisation
18 53 (5.72%) Responsive Web Design
19 50 (5.39%) Collaborative Working
19 50 (5.39%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 232 (25.03%) JavaScript
2 96 (10.36%) SQL
3 71 (7.66%) C#
4 59 (6.36%) Java
5 58 (6.26%) Python
6 33 (3.56%) R
7 25 (2.70%) ES6
8 19 (2.05%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.94%) TypeScript
10 15 (1.62%) Java 8
11 13 (1.40%) Scala
12 12 (1.29%) MATLAB
12 12 (1.29%) Ruby
13 11 (1.19%) Objective-C
14 9 (0.97%) PHP
15 7 (0.76%) C++
16 5 (0.54%) Apple Swift
16 5 (0.54%) ES7
16 5 (0.54%) VBA
17 4 (0.43%) ES8
Qualifications
1 143 (15.43%) Degree
2 61 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.83%) PhD
6 9 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.76%) ISEB
7 7 (0.76%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CCA
12 1 (0.11%) IIBA
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.90%) QA
2 13 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.86%) GCP
4 7 (0.76%) WCAG
5 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.43%) PMO
6 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.32%) GAMP
6 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 2 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (3.99%) Docker
2 10 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.08%) Apache Flume
3 6 (0.65%) LXC
4 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
4 3 (0.32%) SRDF
5 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.08%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.65%) Puppet
4 4 (0.43%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 104 (11.22%) Adobe
2 44 (4.75%) Sitecore
3 42 (4.53%) Oracle
4 37 (3.99%) Microsoft
5 19 (2.05%) Google
6 16 (1.73%) Tableau
7 15 (1.62%) CA Agile Central
8 10 (1.08%) Capita
8 10 (1.08%) Hortonworks
8 10 (1.08%) SAP
9 9 (0.97%) ClickTale
9 9 (0.97%) IBM
10 7 (0.76%) Citrix
11 6 (0.65%) Informatica
11 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.54%) Cognos
12 5 (0.54%) EXTOL
13 4 (0.43%) HP
13 4 (0.43%) Omniture
13 4 (0.43%) Sybase