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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 567 521
Rank change year-on-year +49 -46  
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 92 87 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 70
Median daily rate £350 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £274 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -16.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -50.90%  

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 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
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 £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 June 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 +28 88 £350 -16.66% 16
London +17 43 £415 -9.04% 6
South East +21 21 £315 -24.55% 6
North West +23 13 £325 - 2
Manchester +20 13 £325 -13.33% 1
City of London +4 10 £410 +9.33% 1
Berkshire +29 9 - -
Hampshire +16 8 £315 -4.54% 2
Fareham - 6 £315 -
East of England -5 4 £500 +25.00%
South West -2 3 £275 -0.18%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £595 +48.75% 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Yorkshire +31 2 £400 +25.49%
West Midlands +20 2 £475 +375.00% 1
Wiltshire -3 2 £279 +8.68%
Heathrow - 2 £350 -
Scotland +31 1 £240 -45.14%
Edinburgh +21 1 £240 -49.47%
Birmingham +12 1 £475 - 1
Sheffield +12 1 £400 +6.66%
South Yorkshire +5 1 £400 +25.49%
Dudley +4 1 - -
Salisbury +1 1 £283 -1.31%
Hertfordshire -7 1 £488 +20.00%
Milton Keynes -16 1 £455 +13.75% 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £250 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £500 -
Guildford - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 74 (44.85%) Project Management
2 55 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 51 (30.91%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 44 (26.67%) Finance
5 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (20.61%) Microsoft
7 32 (19.39%) Microsoft Excel
8 26 (15.76%) Change Management
8 26 (15.76%) PMO
8 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
9 24 (14.55%) Resource Management
10 22 (13.33%) Management Information System
11 18 (10.91%) Degree
12 17 (10.30%) Service Delivery
12 17 (10.30%) PMI Certification
13 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
14 15 (9.09%) PMI
14 15 (9.09%) PMP
14 15 (9.09%) Migration
14 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.09%) Project Planning
15 14 (8.48%) Programme Management
15 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
15 14 (8.48%) Windows
15 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
16 13 (7.88%) Process Improvement
16 13 (7.88%) ITIL
16 13 (7.88%) Risk Management

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 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.64%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.21%) CMS
3 2 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.61%) Confluence
4 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Project
2 32 (19.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.82%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.21%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.21%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.45%) Firewall
2 8 (4.85%) BGP
2 8 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (4.85%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (4.85%) Cisco Wireless
2 8 (4.85%) EIGRP
2 8 (4.85%) OSPF
2 8 (4.85%) Wireless
3 4 (2.42%) LAN
4 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.82%) WAN
4 3 (1.82%) WLAN
5 2 (1.21%) Broadband
5 2 (1.21%) Internet
5 2 (1.21%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.61%) SAN
6 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) HBase
4 1 (0.61%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (0.61%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) JIRA
2 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.82%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) VersionOne
General
1 44 (26.67%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Retail
4 6 (3.64%) Legal
5 5 (3.03%) Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Marketing
6 4 (2.42%) Billing
7 2 (1.21%) Back Office
7 2 (1.21%) International Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (29.70%) Project Manager
2 25 (15.15%) Analyst
3 14 (8.48%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.27%) Coordinator
5 11 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
6 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Architect
7 9 (5.45%) PMO Planner
7 9 (5.45%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.24%) Enterprise Architect
8 7 (4.24%) Portfolio Analyst
8 7 (4.24%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) Change Manager
9 6 (3.64%) IT Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Engagement Manager
10 5 (3.03%) Project Planner
11 4 (2.42%) Migration Project Manager
11 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) Qt
2 2 (1.21%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.61%) Kafka
3 1 (0.61%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.09%) PMI
3 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.42%) e-Learning
5 4 (2.42%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.82%) CESG
6 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.82%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.21%) Handset
7 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.48%) Windows
2 6 (3.64%) Linux
3 3 (1.82%) Unix
3 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) MVS
5 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (44.85%) Project Management
2 55 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 51 (30.91%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
4 35 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (15.76%) Change Management
6 24 (14.55%) Resource Management
7 17 (10.30%) Service Delivery
8 15 (9.09%) Migration
8 15 (9.09%) Project Planning
8 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (8.48%) Programme Management
10 13 (7.88%) ITIL
10 13 (7.88%) Process Improvement
10 13 (7.88%) Risk Management
11 12 (7.27%) Mentoring
12 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (6.06%) Demand Management
13 10 (6.06%) Information Management
13 10 (6.06%) IT Governance
13 10 (6.06%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.45%) SQL
2 5 (3.03%) C++
3 4 (2.42%) C
3 4 (2.42%) Python
4 3 (1.82%) Lua
5 2 (1.21%) Java
6 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.91%) Degree
3 17 (10.30%) PMI Certification
4 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
5 15 (9.09%) PMP
6 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.85%) APMP
8 6 (3.64%) CCNP
8 6 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (3.03%) CCIE
9 5 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.82%) MCTS
12 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.21%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.21%) MCSE
12 2 (1.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.76%) PMO
2 11 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) COBIT
3 2 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) EMIR
4 1 (0.61%) MiFID
4 1 (0.61%) P3O
4 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.61%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.61%) Ambari
2 1 (0.61%) Control-M
2 1 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.67%) Cisco
3 10 (6.06%) VMware
4 8 (4.85%) CheckPoint
4 8 (4.85%) Fortinet
4 8 (4.85%) Nokia
5 4 (2.42%) LANDesk
6 3 (1.82%) IBM
6 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.21%) Juniper
7 2 (1.21%) KANA
7 2 (1.21%) Mitel
7 2 (1.21%) Oracle
7 2 (1.21%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.21%) SAP
7 2 (1.21%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.61%) Google
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
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