Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 700 684 683
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 -91
Contract jobs citing Resource Allocation 184 164 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 113 157
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £281 £213 £207
90th Percentile £576 £575 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.45% -14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.81% -26.39% -42.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +69.81% -26.39% -42.75%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -18 167 £418 +7.74% 55
UK excluding London -21 118 £363 -3.33% 33
London -29 60 £450 - 24
South East -4 59 £349 -26.53% 22
Midlands 0 16 £375 +36.36% 2
Scotland -22 14 £385 +10.00% 4
East Midlands +14 12 £363 -13.17% 2
South West -6 11 £302 +9.73%
North of England -20 11 £400 +6.67% 2
East of England -3 6 £325 -34.18% 3
North West -28 6 £400 +19.40%
West Midlands -1 4 £398 +44.55%
Yorkshire -16 4 £400 +1.59% 1
Wales -15 1 £120 -79.79%
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 90 (48.91%) Project Management
2 67 (36.41%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 59 (32.07%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (30.98%) Finance
5 52 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
6 47 (25.54%) PRINCE2
7 45 (24.46%) Project Planning
8 42 (22.83%) Change Management
9 40 (21.74%) PMP
10 38 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (19.57%) PMI Certification
12 35 (19.02%) Degree
13 28 (15.22%) QA
13 28 (15.22%) Manufacturing
13 28 (15.22%) Decision-Making
14 27 (14.67%) Computer Science
15 26 (14.13%) PMI
15 26 (14.13%) Mentoring
16 25 (13.59%) PMO
16 25 (13.59%) Risk Management
17 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
18 23 (12.50%) Master's Degree
19 20 (10.87%) SC Cleared
20 19 (10.33%) Migration
21 18 (9.78%) Programme Management
21 18 (9.78%) Commercial Awareness
22 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
23 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
23 15 (8.15%) Management Information System

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 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.63%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) JBoss
3 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.54%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.54%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (1.09%) Primavera
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.54%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.54%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.26%) Trello
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.17%) SaaS
4 3 (1.63%) Office 365
5 2 (1.09%) Google Play
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.54%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.80%) Firewall
2 6 (3.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (3.26%) SMS
3 5 (2.72%) Network Security
4 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.17%) WAN
5 3 (1.63%) Internet
6 2 (1.09%) DHCP
6 2 (1.09%) DNS
6 2 (1.09%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.09%) LAN
6 2 (1.09%) MPLS
6 2 (1.09%) NAS
6 2 (1.09%) SSH
6 2 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) SAN
7 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.63%) GIS
1 3 (1.63%) SAP BW
1 3 (1.63%) SAP HANA
1 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.54%) MS Access
3 1 (0.54%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.54%) QlikView
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.52%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.54%) Maven
3 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 57 (30.98%) Finance
2 28 (15.22%) Manufacturing
3 15 (8.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.07%) Banking
5 4 (2.17%) Legal
5 4 (2.17%) Marketing
5 4 (2.17%) Retail
6 3 (1.63%) Automotive
6 3 (1.63%) Back Office
7 2 (1.09%) Games
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
8 1 (0.54%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 93 (50.54%) Project Manager
2 21 (11.41%) IT Manager
3 14 (7.61%) IT Project Manager
4 10 (5.43%) Analyst
5 9 (4.89%) Service Manager
6 8 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 8 (4.35%) Security Manager
6 8 (4.35%) Software Project Manager
7 7 (3.80%) Coordinator
7 7 (3.80%) PMO Lead
7 7 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (3.26%) Delivery Project Manager
8 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (3.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (3.26%) Programme Manager
8 6 (3.26%) SAP Manager
8 6 (3.26%) Security Project Manager
9 5 (2.72%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.80%) Web Services
2 5 (2.72%) Middleware
3 3 (1.63%) OAuth
3 3 (1.63%) OAuth2
3 3 (1.63%) OpenID
3 3 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.63%) XACML
4 1 (0.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (32.07%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (14.67%) Computer Science
3 26 (14.13%) PMI
4 15 (8.15%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.89%) User Experience
6 7 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.09%) Derivative
8 2 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (1.09%) PKI
9 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.54%) NHS
9 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) Linux
2 5 (2.72%) Windows
3 3 (1.63%) Solaris
3 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.09%) AIX
4 2 (1.09%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (1.09%) Unix
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (48.91%) Project Management
2 67 (36.41%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
3 52 (28.26%) Problem-Solving
4 47 (25.54%) PRINCE2
5 45 (24.46%) Project Planning
6 42 (22.83%) Change Management
7 38 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 28 (15.22%) Decision-Making
10 26 (14.13%) Mentoring
11 25 (13.59%) Risk Management
12 19 (10.33%) Migration
13 18 (9.78%) Commercial Awareness
13 18 (9.78%) Programme Management
14 15 (8.15%) SDLC
15 13 (7.07%) Resource Management
16 12 (6.52%) Time Management
17 11 (5.98%) Information Security
18 10 (5.43%) Scrum
18 10 (5.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.26%) C
2 5 (2.72%) Java
2 5 (2.72%) SQL
3 4 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (21.74%) PMP
2 36 (19.57%) PMI Certification
3 35 (19.02%) Degree
4 24 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 23 (12.50%) Master's Degree
6 20 (10.87%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.72%) CISA
8 5 (2.72%) CISSP
8 5 (2.72%) GIAC
8 5 (2.72%) SANS
9 4 (2.17%) APMP
9 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.63%) ISEB
10 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.09%) MCSE
11 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.54%) MCITP
12 1 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.22%) QA
2 25 (13.59%) PMO
3 5 (2.72%) SLA
4 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.63%) GDPR
5 3 (1.63%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.54%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.54%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.63%) vSphere
3 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.09%) SCCM
1 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) SAP
3 8 (4.35%) Oracle
4 6 (3.26%) Remedy
5 5 (2.72%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.63%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.63%) Google
6 3 (1.63%) Ping Identity
6 3 (1.63%) Twobo
6 3 (1.63%) VMware
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco
7 2 (1.09%) Dell
7 2 (1.09%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.09%) HP
7 2 (1.09%) IBM
7 2 (1.09%) Niku
7 2 (1.09%) Planview
7 2 (1.09%) Symantec
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix
8 1 (0.54%) CommVault