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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 553 449
Rank change year-on-year +36 -104  
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 78 102 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 107
Median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £206 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -14.37% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

Resource Allocation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38874 46289 44591
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.66% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25559 30584 27700
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1086 1306
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.97 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +17.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Resource Allocation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Resource Allocation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 75 £375 -11.76% 22
London +12 23 £475 +4.39% 6
South East +11 22 £438 +2.94% 5
North West +34 9 £313 +4.16% 1
Berkshire +25 9 £475 -9.52% 2
South West +7 9 £270 +1.86% 1
Manchester +18 8 £313 -3.84%
West Midlands +30 7 £275 +37.50% 4
Wiltshire -1 7 £270 +30.88%
Hampshire -2 6 £343 +48.91% 1
Salisbury +4 5 £295 +42.16%
Staffordshire - 5 £275 -
Surrey +5 4 £438 +2.94% 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £275 -
City of London -4 3 £525 +18.64% 3
Reading +23 2 £500 -6.97% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £210 -63.79% 2
East of England -8 2 £494 +23.43%
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £595 +40.00%
Guildford - 2 £406 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £594 -
Basingstoke - 2 £198 -
South Wales - 2 £594 -
Wales - 2 £594 -
Cheshire +33 1 £375 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +24 1 £400 -5.88% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 1 £210 -63.79% 2
Dorset +9 1 - -
Nottingham +7 1 £210 -63.79% 2
Hertfordshire +6 1 £488 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 80 (49.38%) Project Management
2 45 (27.78%) Finance
3 42 (25.93%) PRINCE2
4 39 (24.07%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
5 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
6 32 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
7 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
8 26 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
10 24 (14.81%) Degree
11 21 (12.96%) Service Delivery
11 21 (12.96%) PMO
12 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
13 17 (10.49%) Change Management
13 17 (10.49%) SC Cleared
14 15 (9.26%) Risk Management
15 14 (8.64%) PMI Certification
16 13 (8.02%) PMP
16 13 (8.02%) Project Planning
17 12 (7.41%) Resource Management
17 12 (7.41%) QA
17 12 (7.41%) ITIL
17 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (6.79%) Project Governance
18 11 (6.79%) PMI
18 11 (6.79%) Migration
18 11 (6.79%) Programme Management
19 9 (5.56%) Information Security
19 9 (5.56%) VMware

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 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.70%) Confluence
2 6 (3.70%) IBM Domino
3 3 (1.85%) MS Project Server
4 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.62%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.62%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.62%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.62%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.23%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.23%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.62%) CloudSense
2 1 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) Firewall
2 6 (3.70%) BGP
2 6 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
2 6 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
2 6 (3.70%) EIGRP
2 6 (3.70%) OSPF
2 6 (3.70%) Wireless
3 4 (2.47%) LAN
4 3 (1.85%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) Broadband
5 2 (1.23%) Extranet
5 2 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.62%) DHCP
6 1 (0.62%) DNS
6 1 (0.62%) IPv4
6 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 45 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Retail
2 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (2.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Billing
5 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (1.23%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) German Language
7 1 (0.62%) French Language
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (38.27%) Project Manager
2 16 (9.88%) Analyst
3 14 (8.64%) Coordinator
4 11 (6.79%) Programme Manager
4 11 (6.79%) Project Coordinator
4 11 (6.79%) Senior Manager
5 9 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.94%) IT Manager
7 7 (4.32%) Trainer
8 6 (3.70%) Agile Project Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Architect
8 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (3.70%) IT Trainer
8 6 (3.70%) Junior
8 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (3.09%) Change Manager
9 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
9 5 (3.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) Middleware
1 2 (1.23%) Web Services
1 2 (1.23%) XML
2 1 (0.62%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.79%) PMI
4 6 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.47%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.85%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.23%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) NHS
7 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.62%) Derivative
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.62%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (1.23%) Linux
2 2 (1.23%) Unix
3 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.62%) MVS
3 1 (0.62%) VMS
3 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.38%) Project Management
2 42 (25.93%) PRINCE2
3 39 (24.07%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 32 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (16.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (12.96%) Service Delivery
7 17 (10.49%) Change Management
8 15 (9.26%) Risk Management
9 13 (8.02%) Project Planning
10 12 (7.41%) ITIL
10 12 (7.41%) Resource Management
11 11 (6.79%) Migration
11 11 (6.79%) Programme Management
11 11 (6.79%) Project Governance
12 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.56%) Information Security
12 9 (5.56%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.56%) People Management
12 9 (5.56%) Problem Management
12 9 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.94%) SQL
2 3 (1.85%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) C
3 2 (1.23%) C++
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.62%) Python
4 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.81%) Degree
3 17 (10.49%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.64%) PMI Certification
5 13 (8.02%) PMP
6 8 (4.94%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.70%) APMP
8 4 (2.47%) CCNP
8 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.85%) CCIE
10 2 (1.23%) MCSE
10 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.23%) Postgraduate
10 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.62%) CCNA
11 1 (0.62%) ECDL
11 1 (0.62%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.96%) PMO
2 12 (7.41%) QA
3 5 (3.09%) GxP
4 3 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.23%) SLA
6 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.62%) EMIR
6 1 (0.62%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) Cisco
2 9 (5.56%) VMware
3 6 (3.70%) CheckPoint
3 6 (3.70%) Fortinet
3 6 (3.70%) Nokia
3 6 (3.70%) Oracle
4 4 (2.47%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.47%) NEC
5 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.23%) IBM
6 2 (1.23%) KANA
6 2 (1.23%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.23%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.62%) CA
7 1 (0.62%) Google
7 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.62%) WorldPay
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