Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rapid Prototyping skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rapid Prototyping over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Rapid Prototyping
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 642 704 772
Rank change year-on-year +62 +68 -84
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 243 197 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 118 67
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £313
90th Percentile £550 £538 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £38.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +76.14% -
10th Percentile £31.13 £33.31 £21.00
90th Percentile £42.38 £41.39 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year -6.45% - -

Rapid 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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Rapid Prototyping
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Rapid Prototyping as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid 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 Rapid Prototyping within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +55 219 £425 - 15
UK excluding London +55 142 £400 -5.88% 9
London -8 98 £450 +3.45% 8
North of England +104 56 £416 -2.06% 1
South East +16 35 £425 +13.33% 5
North East +96 32 £448 -
Midlands +16 17 £400 -11.11%
Scotland -2 17 £390 +13.45% 1
West Midlands +20 15 £400 -11.11%
Yorkshire +27 13 £425 -5.56% 1
North West +14 11 £388 +3.33%
East of England -9 8 £481 +167.36% 1
Wales +17 6 £550 +29.41% 1
South West -7 3 £250 -44.44%
East Midlands -5 2 £238 -42.42%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rapid 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 Rapid Prototyping.

1 202 (83.13%) Prototyping
2 172 (70.78%) User Experience
3 169 (69.55%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (58.02%) CSS
5 132 (54.32%) HTML
6 90 (37.04%) Mobile App
7 74 (30.45%) Web Design
8 61 (25.10%) Front End Development
9 52 (21.40%) Service Design
10 51 (20.99%) Finance
10 51 (20.99%) JavaScript
11 50 (20.58%) Wireframes
12 30 (12.35%) AngularJS
12 30 (12.35%) HTML5
13 27 (11.11%) Web Services
14 26 (10.70%) CSS3
14 26 (10.70%) User Stories
15 25 (10.29%) Degree
16 23 (9.47%) Web Development
16 23 (9.47%) TDD
16 23 (9.47%) Responsive Web Design
17 22 (9.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 21 (8.64%) Java
18 21 (8.64%) Security Cleared
18 21 (8.64%) Open Source
19 20 (8.23%) Linux
20 19 (7.82%) QA
20 19 (7.82%) DevOps
21 18 (7.41%) SQL
22 17 (7.00%) .NET

Rapid 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 10 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.65%) CMS
3 4 (1.65%) Marvel
3 4 (1.65%) Umbraco
3 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.82%) GemFire
5 2 (0.82%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (6.58%) Photoshop
2 9 (3.70%) InVision
3 7 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.65%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.41%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.41%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.41%) Maya
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.41%) Simulink
5 1 (0.41%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.47%) IaaS
3 6 (2.47%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.41%) PaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (0.82%) FTP
2 2 (0.82%) SMS
3 1 (0.41%) ATM
3 1 (0.41%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 8 (3.29%) Big Data
2 8 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.06%) MySQL
4 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.82%) Parquet
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (7.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.17%) Grunt
2 15 (6.17%) gulp
3 14 (5.76%) Axure RP
4 12 (4.94%) webpack
5 9 (3.70%) Jasmine
5 9 (3.70%) PhantomJS
6 7 (2.88%) JIRA
7 6 (2.47%) Subversion
8 5 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.06%) Maven
9 3 (1.23%) Ant
9 3 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.23%) LoadUI
9 3 (1.23%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 2 (0.82%) Gradle
10 2 (0.82%) Xcode
11 1 (0.41%) ProtoShare
11 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (20.99%) Finance
2 10 (4.12%) Legal
2 10 (4.12%) Retail
3 9 (3.70%) Marketing
4 8 (3.29%) Games
5 6 (2.47%) Banking
6 5 (2.06%) Back Office
6 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.23%) German Language
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (55.14%) Designer
2 106 (43.62%) UX Designer
3 52 (21.40%) Developer
4 27 (11.11%) UI Designer
5 26 (10.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 21 (8.64%) Architect
7 19 (7.82%) Interaction Designer
8 14 (5.76%) Digital Designer
8 14 (5.76%) UI/UX Designer
9 13 (5.35%) Digital Architect
10 11 (4.53%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.53%) JavaScript Developer
11 10 (4.12%) Consultant
11 10 (4.12%) User Experience Consultant
12 9 (3.70%) Angular Developer
13 7 (2.88%) Analyst
13 7 (2.88%) Digital Analyst
13 7 (2.88%) Digital UX Designer
13 7 (2.88%) Senior Designer
14 6 (2.47%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (58.02%) CSS
2 132 (54.32%) HTML
3 30 (12.35%) AngularJS
3 30 (12.35%) HTML5
4 27 (11.11%) Web Services
5 26 (10.70%) CSS3
6 17 (7.00%) .NET
6 17 (7.00%) Sass
7 16 (6.58%) jQuery
8 14 (5.76%) React
9 13 (5.35%) LESS
10 12 (4.94%) Node.js
11 11 (4.53%) Angular 2
12 9 (3.70%) Jest
12 9 (3.70%) RESTful
13 8 (3.29%) Vue (Vue.js)
14 7 (2.88%) SOAP
14 7 (2.88%) XML
15 6 (2.47%) JSON
16 5 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 172 (70.78%) User Experience
2 90 (37.04%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.76%) Blog
4 9 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 9 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.47%) Social Media
6 5 (2.06%) Animation
7 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.65%) Fintech
7 4 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.82%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.41%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.41%) Photography
10 1 (0.41%) Social Network
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.23%) Linux
2 17 (7.00%) Unix
3 8 (3.29%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.88%) Android
5 6 (2.47%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (83.13%) Prototyping
2 169 (69.55%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (30.45%) Web Design
4 61 (25.10%) Front End Development
5 52 (21.40%) Service Design
6 50 (20.58%) Wireframes
7 26 (10.70%) User Stories
8 23 (9.47%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (9.47%) TDD
8 23 (9.47%) Web Development
9 22 (9.05%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 21 (8.64%) Open Source
11 19 (7.82%) DevOps
12 17 (7.00%) Usability Testing
13 15 (6.17%) Customer-Centricity
13 15 (6.17%) Mentoring
14 14 (5.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 12 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (4.94%) Scrum
16 11 (4.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.99%) JavaScript
2 21 (8.64%) Java
3 18 (7.41%) SQL
4 15 (6.17%) C#
5 12 (4.94%) TypeScript
6 11 (4.53%) Shell Script
7 7 (2.88%) PHP
7 7 (2.88%) Python
8 4 (1.65%) Ruby
9 3 (1.23%) Groovy
9 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.82%) Clojure
10 2 (0.82%) Scala
11 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.41%) C++
11 1 (0.41%) ES6
11 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.41%) VB
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (10.29%) Degree
2 21 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.82%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (4.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.82%) Grafana
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.35%) Adobe
2 13 (5.35%) Oracle
3 4 (1.65%) CA Agile Central
3 4 (1.65%) Sitecore
4 3 (1.23%) CA
4 3 (1.23%) Capita
4 3 (1.23%) EXTOL
4 3 (1.23%) Tableau
5 2 (0.82%) ATG
5 2 (0.82%) Maxymiser
5 2 (0.82%) Optimizely
5 2 (0.82%) SAP
5 2 (0.82%) Splunk
5 2 (0.82%) Zend
6 1 (0.41%) MetaSolv
6 1 (0.41%) Twitter