Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 726 675 689
Rank change year-on-year -51 +14 -101
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 158 166 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 114 154
UK median daily rate £420 £350 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.89% -3.24%
10th Percentile £290 £173 £207
90th Percentile £597 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £381
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.82% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £28.02 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.77% +14.81% -50.91%
10th Percentile £21.40 £13.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £33.72 £17.25 £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.04 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +35.74% +14.81% -50.91%

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 85,877 77,658 89,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.79% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,616 50,795 59,113
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,337 2,080 2,267
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 24 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Resource Allocation over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -61 144 £425 +21.43% 49
UK excluding London -39 97 £400 +17.65% 25
London -48 57 £483 +16.27% 27
South East -27 43 £370 -10.57% 12
Midlands -14 15 £398 +44.55% 2
North of England -25 14 £400 +17.65% 2
Scotland -33 11 £400 +23.08% 2
East Midlands +8 10 £433 +105.95%
South West 0 9 £375 +37.75% 1
North West -29 8 £400 +20.30% 1
Yorkshire -15 6 £400 - 1
East of England -1 5 £325 -35.00% 5
West Midlands -22 5 £398 +44.55% 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 70 (44.30%) Project Management
2 53 (33.54%) Finance
3 45 (28.48%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 43 (27.22%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (25.95%) PRINCE2
5 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (24.05%) Project Planning
8 37 (23.42%) Change Management
9 34 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (18.35%) PMP
11 28 (17.72%) Risk Management
11 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
12 25 (15.82%) Decision-Making
12 25 (15.82%) PMI Certification
13 23 (14.56%) QA
13 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
14 22 (13.92%) PMO
15 19 (12.03%) JIRA
15 19 (12.03%) Degree
16 18 (11.39%) Migration
17 17 (10.76%) Mentoring
18 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (10.13%) Scrum
19 15 (9.49%) Programme Management
19 15 (9.49%) People Management
20 14 (8.86%) Coaching
20 14 (8.86%) Banking
20 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Project
20 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel

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 13 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (1.90%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) JBoss
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (6.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (5.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.27%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.63%) Primavera
2 1 (0.63%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.63%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.63%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.80%) Trello
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.43%) Firewall
2 6 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (3.16%) Network Security
4 3 (1.90%) SMS
4 3 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.90%) WAN
5 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) MPLS
5 2 (1.27%) SSH
6 1 (0.63%) DHCP
6 1 (0.63%) DNS
6 1 (0.63%) NAS
6 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
1 2 (1.27%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (0.63%) QlikView
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (12.03%) JIRA
2 7 (4.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (4.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.43%) Maven
2 7 (4.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 7 (4.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
General
1 53 (33.54%) Finance
2 14 (8.86%) Banking
3 11 (6.96%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.43%) Legal
5 7 (4.43%) Marketing
6 3 (1.90%) Back Office
6 3 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
7 2 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (44.30%) Project Manager
2 16 (10.13%) IT Manager
3 15 (9.49%) Analyst
4 11 (6.96%) IT Project Manager
4 11 (6.96%) Service Manager
5 8 (5.06%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.06%) Technical Manager
6 7 (4.43%) Agile Project Manager
7 6 (3.80%) PMO Lead
7 6 (3.80%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 6 (3.80%) Scrum Master
7 6 (3.80%) Security Manager
8 5 (3.16%) Data Manager
8 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.16%) Operations Team Leader
8 5 (3.16%) Programme Manager
8 5 (3.16%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (3.16%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (2.53%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (2.53%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.33%) Web Services
2 3 (1.90%) OAuth
2 3 (1.90%) OAuth2
2 3 (1.90%) OpenID
2 3 (1.90%) XACML
3 2 (1.27%) Middleware
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.70%) PMI
4 7 (4.43%) Cloud Native
4 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.80%) User Experience
6 4 (2.53%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Derivative
7 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.27%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Linux
2 3 (1.90%) Solaris
3 2 (1.27%) AIX
3 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Unix
3 2 (1.27%) Windows
4 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (44.30%) Project Management
2 45 (28.48%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (25.95%) PRINCE2
4 39 (24.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (24.05%) Project Planning
6 37 (23.42%) Change Management
7 34 (21.52%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (17.72%) Risk Management
9 25 (15.82%) Decision-Making
10 18 (11.39%) Migration
11 17 (10.76%) Mentoring
12 16 (10.13%) Scrum
13 15 (9.49%) People Management
13 15 (9.49%) Programme Management
14 14 (8.86%) Coaching
15 13 (8.23%) Performance Management
15 13 (8.23%) Time Management
16 11 (6.96%) Commercial Awareness
16 11 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.16%) C
2 4 (2.53%) Java
2 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (2.53%) SQL
3 1 (0.63%) ABAP
3 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (18.35%) PMP
2 28 (17.72%) Security Cleared
3 25 (15.82%) PMI Certification
4 23 (14.56%) SC Cleared
5 19 (12.03%) Degree
6 7 (4.43%) Master's Degree
6 7 (4.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.16%) CISA
7 5 (3.16%) CISSP
7 5 (3.16%) GIAC
7 5 (3.16%) SANS
8 3 (1.90%) APMP
8 3 (1.90%) ISEB
9 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.56%) QA
2 22 (13.92%) PMO
3 13 (8.23%) SLA
4 10 (6.33%) GDPR
5 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.63%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Docker
1 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) MOM
1 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
1 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.70%) SAP
3 7 (4.43%) Oracle
4 6 (3.80%) Remedy
5 3 (1.90%) Apigee
5 3 (1.90%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.90%) Ping Identity
5 3 (1.90%) Twobo
6 2 (1.27%) Ericsson
6 2 (1.27%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.27%) Niku
6 2 (1.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.63%) Capita
7 1 (0.63%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Planview
7 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.63%) Tableau
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Zoho