Period
to 19 February 2018

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 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.

Resource Allocation
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 678 694
Rank change year-on-year -9 +16 -72
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 182 152 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 104 147
UK median daily rate £400 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% -12.79%
10th Percentile £267 £213 £230
90th Percentile £590 £630 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £388 £363
% change year-on-year -13.55% +6.90% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.55% -38.89% -62.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £11.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +104.55% -38.89% -62.28%

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 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%

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 19 February 2018.

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 15 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 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 +12 169 £400 - 47
UK excluding London +1 102 £335 -13.55% 35
London -16 73 £525 +23.53% 16
South East -6 46 £325 -31.58% 12
Midlands +12 21 £363 -3.33% 7
North of England +27 12 £400 +6.67% 9
East Midlands +10 11 £323 -22.75% 4
West Midlands +13 10 £375 - 3
South West +3 8 £291 +2.11% 1
Scotland -15 8 £420 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +4 6 £400 +1.59% 3
East of England -16 6 - - 2
North West 0 5 £400 +14.29% 4
Wales 0 1 £120 -80.00%
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Resource Allocation 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 Resource Allocation.

1 69 (37.91%) Project Management
2 68 (37.36%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 56 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (30.77%) Finance
4 46 (25.27%) Degree
5 44 (24.18%) Project Planning
6 42 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 42 (23.08%) PMP
6 42 (23.08%) PMI Certification
7 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (20.33%) PMI
9 36 (19.78%) Manufacturing
10 35 (19.23%) Change Management
11 33 (18.13%) Computer Science
12 31 (17.03%) Mentoring
13 29 (15.93%) Master's Degree
14 28 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (12.64%) QA
16 21 (11.54%) Risk Management
17 20 (10.99%) PMO
18 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared
18 19 (10.44%) Telecoms
19 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
20 16 (8.79%) Management Information System
20 16 (8.79%) Programme Management
20 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
21 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
22 13 (7.14%) Manufacturing Engineering
23 12 (6.59%) Banking
24 11 (6.04%) SAP

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 11 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.65%) Confluence
3 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.10%) JBoss
3 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.55%) CMS
4 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.55%) IIS
4 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (1.10%) Primavera
1 2 (1.10%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.55%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.55%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) Office 365
1 6 (3.30%) Trello
2 4 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.20%) SaaS
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.10%) Google Play
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.55%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.75%) SMS
2 3 (1.65%) DNS
2 3 (1.65%) LAN
2 3 (1.65%) Structured Cabling
2 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.65%) WAN
3 2 (1.10%) DHCP
3 2 (1.10%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) NAS
3 2 (1.10%) SAN
4 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.55%) Intranet
4 1 (0.55%) SSH
4 1 (0.55%) Wireless
4 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.65%) GIS
1 3 (1.65%) SAP BW
1 3 (1.65%) SAP HANA
1 3 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) Big Data
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.55%) HBase
3 1 (0.55%) IBM BigInsights
3 1 (0.55%) MS Access
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.55%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 10 (5.49%) JIRA
2 8 (4.40%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (30.77%) Finance
2 36 (19.78%) Manufacturing
3 19 (10.44%) Telecoms
4 12 (6.59%) Banking
5 5 (2.75%) Automotive
5 5 (2.75%) Back Office
5 5 (2.75%) Retail
6 4 (2.20%) Marketing
7 2 (1.10%) Games
7 2 (1.10%) Legal
8 1 (0.55%) Advertising
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Local Government
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (52.20%) Project Manager
2 15 (8.24%) IT Manager
3 9 (4.95%) IT Project Manager
4 8 (4.40%) Coordinator
4 8 (4.40%) QA Manager
4 8 (4.40%) Service Manager
5 7 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
5 7 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 7 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 6 (3.30%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (3.30%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 6 (3.30%) Senior Project Manager
6 6 (3.30%) Software Project Manager
7 5 (2.75%) Administrator
7 5 (2.75%) Analyst
7 5 (2.75%) Delivery Project Manager
7 5 (2.75%) SAP Manager
7 5 (2.75%) Telecoms Manager
7 5 (2.75%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.20%) Web Services
2 3 (1.65%) Middleware
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.10%) OAuth
3 2 (1.10%) OAuth2
3 2 (1.10%) OpenID
3 2 (1.10%) XACML
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) Kafka
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (20.33%) PMI
3 33 (18.13%) Computer Science
4 16 (8.79%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.85%) User Experience
6 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) PKI
8 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.55%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.55%) Handset
8 1 (0.55%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.30%) Linux
2 5 (2.75%) Windows
3 3 (1.65%) Solaris
3 3 (1.65%) Unix
3 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.10%) Android
4 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.55%) AIX
5 1 (0.55%) HPUX
5 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (37.91%) Project Management
2 68 (37.36%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 44 (24.18%) Project Planning
4 42 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (19.23%) Change Management
7 31 (17.03%) Mentoring
8 28 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (11.54%) Risk Management
10 16 (8.79%) Programme Management
11 13 (7.14%) Manufacturing Engineering
12 10 (5.49%) Analytics
12 10 (5.49%) Resource Management
12 10 (5.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (5.49%) Time Management
13 9 (4.95%) Business Analysis
13 9 (4.95%) Migration
13 9 (4.95%) System Testing
14 8 (4.40%) Problem Management
14 8 (4.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.40%) C
2 4 (2.20%) Java
2 4 (2.20%) SQL
3 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.55%) Scala
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (25.27%) Degree
2 42 (23.08%) PMI Certification
2 42 (23.08%) PMP
3 29 (15.93%) Master's Degree
4 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 9 (4.95%) ISEB
8 8 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.75%) APMP
10 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.65%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.65%) MCSE
12 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.55%) CCIE
13 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.55%) PhD
13 1 (0.55%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.64%) QA
2 20 (10.99%) PMO
3 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.75%) GDPR
4 5 (2.75%) SLA
5 3 (1.65%) MiFID
6 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.65%) vSphere
3 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.55%) HDFS
4 1 (0.55%) NFS
4 1 (0.55%) Samba
4 1 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.10%) SCCM
1 2 (1.10%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.55%) Ambari
2 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.55%) Control-M
2 1 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (9.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.04%) SAP
3 9 (4.95%) Remedy
4 8 (4.40%) Oracle
5 4 (2.20%) Google
6 3 (1.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.65%) Cisco
6 3 (1.65%) HP
6 3 (1.65%) Symantec
6 3 (1.65%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.65%) VMware
7 2 (1.10%) Dell
7 2 (1.10%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.10%) hybris
7 2 (1.10%) Planview
7 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.55%) Brocade
8 1 (0.55%) Capita
8 1 (0.55%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.55%) Workday