Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 648 685 602
Rank change year-on-year +37 -83 +70
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 187 198 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 141 160
UK median daily rate £350 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -1.18% -1.16%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £263
90th Percentile £538 £575 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.67% -11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.64% +1.82% -2.29%
10th Percentile £13.75 £15.60 £26.25
90th Percentile £17.25 £40.80 £119.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -44.64% +1.82% -

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 81053 90302 91082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.52% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53201 59638 58141
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2208 2606
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.11 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +33 182 £350 -16.67% 25
UK excluding London +45 117 £320 -20.00% 14
London -3 66 £450 - 11
South East +50 64 £318 -24.40% 3
North of England +61 19 £340 +8.80% 7
North West +27 16 £340 +36.00% 3
Midlands +21 13 £475 +5.56% 3
West Midlands +46 12 £475 +18.75% 2
South West -2 10 £267 -20.75%
East of England -15 10 £500 +31.15% 1
Yorkshire +31 3 £360 -10.00% 3
Scotland +27 1 £240 -40.00%
East Midlands -17 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 69 (36.90%) Project Management
2 59 (31.55%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 51 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 44 (23.53%) Finance
5 36 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (18.72%) Microsoft
7 34 (18.18%) Change Management
8 28 (14.97%) Microsoft Excel
8 28 (14.97%) Telecoms
9 27 (14.44%) SQL
9 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (14.44%) PMO
10 25 (13.37%) Security Cleared
11 24 (12.83%) Project Planning
12 22 (11.76%) PMI Certification
12 22 (11.76%) Resource Management
13 20 (10.70%) PMI
13 20 (10.70%) Management Information System
14 19 (10.16%) PMP
14 19 (10.16%) Unix
14 19 (10.16%) QA
15 17 (9.09%) Degree
15 17 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 17 (9.09%) Linux
16 16 (8.56%) Programme Management
17 15 (8.02%) Migration
17 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
17 15 (8.02%) Process Improvement

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 14 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.42%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.21%) MS Project Server
4 3 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.07%) CMS
5 2 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (18.72%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (14.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (6.95%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (1.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.28%) Office 365
2 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) BGP
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (4.28%) Cisco Wireless
2 8 (4.28%) EIGRP
2 8 (4.28%) OSPF
2 8 (4.28%) Wireless
3 6 (3.21%) LAN
4 5 (2.67%) Internet
4 5 (2.67%) WAN
5 4 (2.14%) SAN
5 4 (2.14%) WLAN
6 3 (1.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.07%) DNS
7 2 (1.07%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.07%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) Apache Hive
1 12 (6.42%) Big Data
1 12 (6.42%) Hadoop
1 12 (6.42%) HBase
1 12 (6.42%) IBM BigInsights
1 12 (6.42%) Sqoop
2 6 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.60%) JIRA
2 3 (1.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.53%) VersionOne
General
1 44 (23.53%) Finance
2 28 (14.97%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.95%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.35%) Marketing
5 8 (4.28%) Retail
6 7 (3.74%) Legal
7 5 (2.67%) Back Office
7 5 (2.67%) Publishing
8 4 (2.14%) Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Billing
10 2 (1.07%) International Banking
10 2 (1.07%) Law
11 1 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (31.55%) Project Manager
2 24 (12.83%) Analyst
3 14 (7.49%) Business Analyst
4 12 (6.42%) Administrator
4 12 (6.42%) Architect
4 12 (6.42%) Coordinator
5 11 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
6 10 (5.35%) Hadoop Administrator
6 10 (5.35%) Programme Manager
7 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Architect
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) PMO Planner
9 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.21%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Resource Manager
11 5 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.42%) Kafka
2 5 (2.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.60%) Qt
4 1 (0.53%) JSON
4 1 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (10.70%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.70%) PMI
3 8 (4.28%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.14%) CESG
4 4 (2.14%) e-Learning
4 4 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (1.60%) Handset
6 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) Life Science
7 1 (0.53%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.16%) Unix
2 17 (9.09%) Linux
3 13 (6.95%) Windows
4 12 (6.42%) Ubuntu
5 6 (3.21%) Solaris
6 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.07%) HPUX
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.53%) MVS
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (36.90%) Project Management
2 59 (31.55%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 51 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 36 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (18.18%) Change Management
6 24 (12.83%) Project Planning
7 22 (11.76%) Resource Management
8 17 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 16 (8.56%) Programme Management
10 15 (8.02%) Migration
10 15 (8.02%) Process Improvement
10 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (7.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (6.95%) Service Delivery
13 12 (6.42%) Change Control
13 12 (6.42%) Demand Management
13 12 (6.42%) MapReduce
13 12 (6.42%) Project Governance
14 11 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
15 10 (5.35%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.44%) SQL
2 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.14%) C
3 4 (2.14%) C++
3 4 (2.14%) Python
4 3 (1.60%) Lua
5 2 (1.07%) Java
5 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.76%) PMI Certification
3 19 (10.16%) PMP
4 17 (9.09%) Degree
5 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.35%) DV Cleared
7 9 (4.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (4.28%) APMP
8 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.21%) CCNP
10 5 (2.67%) CCIE
10 5 (2.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 5 (2.67%) Master's Degree
10 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.60%) CCNA
11 3 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.60%) MCTS
12 2 (1.07%) ACSA
12 2 (1.07%) MCSE
12 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (14.44%) PMO
2 19 (10.16%) QA
3 4 (2.14%) SLA
4 3 (1.60%) COBIT
5 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.07%) GDPR
6 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.53%) P3O
6 1 (0.53%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (6.42%) Apache Flume
1 12 (6.42%) HDFS
2 7 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.07%) NFS
4 2 (1.07%) Samba
4 2 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.53%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.53%) vSphere
5 1 (0.53%) XenApp
5 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.42%) Ambari
1 12 (6.42%) Control-M
1 12 (6.42%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.53%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (18.72%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.49%) Cisco
2 14 (7.49%) Red Hat
3 12 (6.42%) IBM
3 12 (6.42%) VMware
4 9 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 8 (4.28%) Fortinet
5 8 (4.28%) Nokia
5 8 (4.28%) Oracle
6 4 (2.14%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.60%) Hitachi
7 3 (1.60%) Juniper
7 3 (1.60%) Mitel
7 3 (1.60%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.07%) Brocade
8 2 (1.07%) HP
8 2 (1.07%) SAP
8 2 (1.07%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.07%) Sun
8 2 (1.07%) Sybase