Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Resource Allocation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Resource Allocation over the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Resource Allocation
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 692 714 689
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25 -25
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 184 170 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 110 137
UK median daily rate £365 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.78% +3.44% -11.11%
10th Percentile £249 £229 £262
90th Percentile £565 £575 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -14.84% +6.90% -11.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.82% -32.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +1.82% -57.03%

Resource Allocation 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 83949 89067 93073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55749 58891 60306
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2340 2707
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.89 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +8.58% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

Resource Allocation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Resource Allocation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Resource Allocation in the UK

Resource Allocation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Resource Allocation in the UK

Resource Allocation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Resource Allocation over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Resource Allocation in the UK

Resource Allocation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Resource Allocation in the UK

Resource Allocation
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Resource Allocation within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +51 177 £365 -12.05% 21
UK excluding London +49 106 £330 -14.84% 13
London +9 73 £495 +7.03% 10
South East +45 59 £315 -21.25% 6
North of England +70 15 £340 -9.33% 3
Midlands +39 15 £375 -6.25% 2
West Midlands +31 12 £425 +6.25%
North West +13 12 £340 +21.43%
East of England -20 11 £575 +53.33%
South West +9 4 £270 -11.92%
Yorkshire +32 3 £255 -49.00% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £315 - 2
Scotland +14 2 £240 -40.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Resource Allocation 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 Resource Allocation.

1 63 (34.24%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 56 (30.43%) Project Management
3 45 (24.46%) Finance
4 43 (23.37%) PRINCE2
5 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (18.48%) Project Planning
8 33 (17.93%) Change Management
9 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Project
10 28 (15.22%) PMI Certification
11 27 (14.67%) PMP
12 26 (14.13%) PMI
12 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
12 26 (14.13%) Degree
13 25 (13.59%) QA
14 24 (13.04%) PMO
14 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing
14 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 23 (12.50%) SQL
16 22 (11.96%) Microsoft Excel
17 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
18 19 (10.33%) Resource Management
19 18 (9.78%) Programme Management
19 18 (9.78%) Unix
19 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
20 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
21 16 (8.70%) Linux
21 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
21 16 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
21 16 (8.70%) Computer Science

Resource Allocation
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 16 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.07%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.63%) MS Project Server
3 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.09%) CMS
4 2 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (15.76%) Microsoft Project
2 22 (11.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (3.80%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.63%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.43%) Office 365
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.26%) Internet
2 5 (2.72%) LAN
2 5 (2.72%) WAN
3 4 (2.17%) Firewall
3 4 (2.17%) WLAN
4 3 (1.63%) SAN
4 3 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.09%) BGP
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (1.09%) DNS
5 2 (1.09%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.09%) LDAP
5 2 (1.09%) OSPF
5 2 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.09%) Wireless
6 1 (0.54%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) Big Data
2 12 (6.52%) Apache Hive
2 12 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 12 (6.52%) HBase
2 12 (6.52%) IBM BigInsights
2 12 (6.52%) Sqoop
3 3 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.35%) Zephyr
3 3 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.63%) JIRA
3 3 (1.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.54%) VersionOne
General
1 45 (24.46%) Finance
2 26 (14.13%) Telecoms
3 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.35%) Marketing
5 7 (3.80%) Back Office
5 7 (3.80%) Legal
6 6 (3.26%) Banking
6 6 (3.26%) Publishing
7 2 (1.09%) Automotive
7 2 (1.09%) International Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Law
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) German Language
8 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (36.96%) Project Manager
2 18 (9.78%) Analyst
3 12 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 11 (5.98%) Administrator
5 10 (5.43%) Hadoop Administrator
6 9 (4.89%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.35%) Programme Manager
7 8 (4.35%) QA Manager
8 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 7 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.26%) Architect
9 6 (3.26%) Data Centre Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Data Centre Project Manager
9 6 (3.26%) PMO Planner
9 6 (3.26%) Programme Planner
9 6 (3.26%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.26%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (2.72%) Resource Manager
10 5 (2.72%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.52%) Kafka
2 5 (2.72%) Web Services
3 3 (1.63%) Qt
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.13%) PMI
3 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
4 16 (8.70%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.17%) CESG
6 4 (2.17%) Handset
7 3 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
9 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.78%) Unix
2 16 (8.70%) Linux
3 12 (6.52%) Ubuntu
3 12 (6.52%) Windows
4 6 (3.26%) Solaris
5 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.09%) HPUX
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (34.24%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 56 (30.43%) Project Management
3 43 (23.37%) PRINCE2
4 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (18.48%) Project Planning
6 33 (17.93%) Change Management
7 19 (10.33%) Resource Management
8 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
8 18 (9.78%) Programme Management
9 16 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (8.15%) Migration
11 14 (7.61%) Process Improvement
12 12 (6.52%) Change Control
12 12 (6.52%) MapReduce
13 11 (5.98%) Risk Management
13 11 (5.98%) Service Delivery
14 10 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 9 (4.89%) IT Governance
15 9 (4.89%) Project Governance
15 9 (4.89%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.50%) SQL
2 5 (2.72%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.17%) C
3 4 (2.17%) C++
3 4 (2.17%) Python
4 3 (1.63%) Lua
5 2 (1.09%) Java
5 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (15.22%) PMI Certification
2 27 (14.67%) PMP
3 26 (14.13%) Degree
4 20 (10.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.07%) Master's Degree
7 10 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (4.89%) ISEB
9 8 (4.35%) APMP
9 8 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (3.26%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.63%) MCTS
13 2 (1.09%) ACSA
13 2 (1.09%) CCIE
13 2 (1.09%) CCNA
13 2 (1.09%) CCNP
13 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.59%) QA
2 24 (13.04%) PMO
3 6 (3.26%) SLA
4 5 (2.72%) GDPR
5 3 (1.63%) COBIT
5 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.63%) MiFID
6 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.54%) P3O
7 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (6.52%) Apache Flume
1 12 (6.52%) HDFS
2 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) NFS
3 2 (1.09%) Samba
3 2 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Firmware
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.52%) Ambari
1 12 (6.52%) Control-M
1 12 (6.52%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.54%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) SCCM
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.61%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.52%) IBM
4 8 (4.35%) Cisco
5 6 (3.26%) Oracle
6 4 (2.17%) Juniper
6 4 (2.17%) Mitel
6 4 (2.17%) Remedy
6 4 (2.17%) VMware
7 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.63%) Hitachi
7 3 (1.63%) SAP
7 3 (1.63%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.09%) Apple
8 2 (1.09%) HP
8 2 (1.09%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.09%) Nokia
8 2 (1.09%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.09%) Sybase
8 2 (1.09%) Veritas