Period
to 13 December 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 13 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.

Resource Allocation
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 686 712 698
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14 -35
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 190 170 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 114 133
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £250 £216 £230
90th Percentile £605 £630 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -12.00% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +48.61% -55.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.89% +48.61% -71.88%

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 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

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 13 December 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 14 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 13 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 +15 181 £375 -6.25% 11
UK excluding London +32 114 £330 -12.00% 6
London -14 72 £525 +10.53% 5
South East +17 64 £325 -20.00% 3
Midlands +29 21 £363 -9.38%
West Midlands +19 13 £375 -6.25%
East of England -17 12 - -
North of England +34 8 £420 +15.86% 3
East Midlands +6 8 £308 -50.80%
North West -4 5 £513 +65.32% 1
Scotland -12 5 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire +23 3 £255 -49.00% 2
South West -7 3 £289 +5.00%
Wales - 1 £120 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 68 (35.79%) Project Management
1 68 (35.79%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 54 (28.42%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (24.74%) Degree
4 45 (23.68%) PMP
5 44 (23.16%) PMI Certification
5 44 (23.16%) Finance
6 43 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (22.63%) Project Planning
7 40 (21.05%) Manufacturing
7 40 (21.05%) PMI
7 40 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 35 (18.42%) Change Management
9 33 (17.37%) Computer Science
10 32 (16.84%) QA
11 30 (15.79%) Mentoring
12 29 (15.26%) Master's Degree
13 28 (14.74%) Telecoms
14 21 (11.05%) SQL
14 21 (11.05%) PMO
15 19 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Project
16 18 (9.47%) Risk Management
16 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (9.47%) Security Cleared
17 17 (8.95%) Unix
17 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
18 16 (8.42%) Programme Management
19 15 (7.89%) Migration
19 15 (7.89%) Change Control

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 19 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.84%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Primavera
2 1 (0.53%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.84%) Office 365
2 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) Google Play
4 2 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.53%) IaaS
5 1 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.53%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) Internet
2 5 (2.63%) LAN
2 5 (2.63%) WAN
3 4 (2.11%) SAN
4 3 (1.58%) DNS
4 3 (1.58%) SMS
4 3 (1.58%) WLAN
5 2 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (1.05%) Firewall
5 2 (1.05%) LDAP
5 2 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.53%) 3G
6 1 (0.53%) DHCP
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) MPLS
6 1 (0.53%) NAS
6 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.84%) Big Data
2 12 (6.32%) Apache Hive
2 12 (6.32%) Hadoop
2 12 (6.32%) HBase
2 12 (6.32%) IBM BigInsights
2 12 (6.32%) Sqoop
3 3 (1.58%) GIS
4 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.21%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
4 1 (0.53%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (23.16%) Finance
2 40 (21.05%) Manufacturing
3 28 (14.74%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.21%) Banking
5 7 (3.68%) Marketing
6 5 (2.63%) Automotive
6 5 (2.63%) Back Office
6 5 (2.63%) Legal
6 5 (2.63%) Publishing
7 4 (2.11%) Retail
8 2 (1.05%) Games
8 2 (1.05%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (45.79%) Project Manager
2 12 (6.32%) Administrator
2 12 (6.32%) IT Manager
3 11 (5.79%) Programme Manager
4 10 (5.26%) Hadoop Administrator
5 9 (4.74%) Analyst
5 9 (4.74%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (4.21%) QA Manager
6 8 (4.21%) Senior Manager
7 7 (3.68%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.68%) Coordinator
7 7 (3.68%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (3.68%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Data Centre Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 6 (3.16%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.16%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.32%) Kafka
2 6 (3.16%) Web Services
3 3 (1.58%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.42%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (21.05%) PMI
3 33 (17.37%) Computer Science
4 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.74%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.11%) CESG
7 3 (1.58%) Handset
7 3 (1.58%) User Experience
8 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.53%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.95%) Unix
2 13 (6.84%) Linux
3 12 (6.32%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.74%) Windows
5 6 (3.16%) Solaris
6 3 (1.58%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.05%) Android
7 2 (1.05%) HPUX
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.79%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
1 68 (35.79%) Project Management
2 43 (22.63%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.63%) Project Planning
3 40 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 35 (18.42%) Change Management
5 30 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 18 (9.47%) Risk Management
6 18 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (8.42%) Programme Management
8 15 (7.89%) Change Control
8 15 (7.89%) Migration
9 13 (6.84%) Manufacturing Engineering
10 12 (6.32%) Business Analysis
10 12 (6.32%) MapReduce
11 10 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 10 (5.26%) SDLC
12 9 (4.74%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (4.21%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.05%) SQL
2 6 (3.16%) PL/SQL
3 5 (2.63%) C
4 3 (1.58%) Java
5 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (24.74%) Degree
2 45 (23.68%) PMP
3 44 (23.16%) PMI Certification
4 29 (15.26%) Master's Degree
5 18 (9.47%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.32%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.74%) ISEB
8 8 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (4.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.58%) APMP
9 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.05%) ACSA
10 2 (1.05%) CCNA
10 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.05%) MCSE
10 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.84%) QA
2 21 (11.05%) PMO
3 6 (3.16%) SLA
4 5 (2.63%) GDPR
5 4 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.58%) COBIT
6 3 (1.58%) MiFID
7 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.53%) P3O
8 1 (0.53%) PSD2
8 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (6.32%) Apache Flume
1 12 (6.32%) HDFS
2 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.58%) vSphere
4 2 (1.05%) NFS
4 2 (1.05%) Samba
4 2 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.32%) Ambari
1 12 (6.32%) Control-M
1 12 (6.32%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.05%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.53%) SCOM
4 1 (0.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.37%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.32%) IBM
4 8 (4.21%) Oracle
5 6 (3.16%) Cisco
6 5 (2.63%) SAP
7 4 (2.11%) Google
7 4 (2.11%) Remedy
7 4 (2.11%) VMware
8 3 (1.58%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.58%) HP
8 3 (1.58%) Juniper
8 3 (1.58%) Mitel
8 3 (1.58%) Symantec
8 3 (1.58%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.05%) Apple
9 2 (1.05%) Citrix
9 2 (1.05%) Sun
9 2 (1.05%) Sybase
9 2 (1.05%) Veritas