Period
to 2 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Documentation Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 2 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Documentation Skills
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 144 101 198
Rank change year-on-year -43 +97 +15
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 39 22 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.96% 1.11% 0.49%
As % of the General category 1.63% 1.80% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 19
10th Percentile £350 £410 £338
25th Percentile £375 £438 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £619 £538 £631
90th Percentile £638 " £673
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £463
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +8.82%

Documentation Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,387 1,223 3,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.94% 61.74% 55.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 875 2,451
10th Percentile £363 £309 £300
25th Percentile £473 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 34
10th Percentile £18.55 £14.81 £12.76
25th Percentile £21.00 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.40 £23.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +40.87% +9.97% +11.84%
75th Percentile £37.75 £37.31 £22.64
90th Percentile £57.30 £46.00 £28.40
Central London median hourly rate £32.45 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +41.09% +9.52% +12.30%

Documentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Documentation Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Skills in the City of London

Documentation Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Documentation Skills in the City of London

Documentation Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Documentation Skills in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Documentation Skills in the City of London

Documentation Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Documentation Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Skills 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Documentation Skills.

1 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Social Skills
3 11 (28.21%) Front Office
3 11 (28.21%) C++
3 11 (28.21%) VBA
3 11 (28.21%) Statistical Analysis
3 11 (28.21%) Swaptions
3 11 (28.21%) Market Risk
3 11 (28.21%) R
3 11 (28.21%) Model Validation
4 10 (25.64%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.08%) Credit Risk
5 9 (23.08%) Validation
6 7 (17.95%) Azure
6 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (17.95%) Financial Institution
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.38%) Migration
7 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.82%) QA
8 5 (12.82%) Python
8 5 (12.82%) ITIL
8 5 (12.82%) Windows
8 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
8 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.26%) Git (software)

Documentation Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (7.69%) IIS
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Power Platform
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (7.69%) OneDrive
5 2 (5.13%) Power Automate
5 2 (5.13%) PowerApps
5 2 (5.13%) Yammer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Service Bus
6 1 (2.56%) Azure Storage
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.56%) GCP
6 1 (2.56%) IaaS
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (2.56%) SaaS
6 1 (2.56%) Serverless
6 1 (2.56%) Stripe
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.56%) Network Security
3 1 (2.56%) SD-WAN
3 1 (2.56%) VPN
3 1 (2.56%) WAAS
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Big Data
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
1 3 (7.69%) Power BI
1 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.56%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.56%) Metadata
3 1 (2.56%) Semantic Layer
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) git-flow
2 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Protractor
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.56%) ERwin
3 1 (2.56%) MSI
3 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (74.36%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Social Skills
3 11 (28.21%) Front Office
4 7 (17.95%) Financial Institution
5 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.26%) Banking
6 4 (10.26%) Legal
7 1 (2.56%) Back Office
7 1 (2.56%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Qualitative Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Quantitative Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Market Risk Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Market Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) DBA
6 3 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (7.69%) Python Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Gherkin
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 3 (7.69%) pytest
1 3 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ADO
2 1 (2.56%) iOS SDK
2 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Market Risk
1 11 (28.21%) Swaptions
2 9 (23.08%) Credit Risk
3 5 (12.82%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (7.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Model Validation
1 11 (28.21%) Statistical Analysis
2 9 (23.08%) Validation
3 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (12.82%) ITIL
5 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.26%) Analytics
6 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
6 4 (10.26%) Project Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (7.69%) DevOps
7 3 (7.69%) QA Automation
7 3 (7.69%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (7.69%) Server Management
7 3 (7.69%) Storage Management
7 3 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) C++
1 11 (28.21%) R
1 11 (28.21%) VBA
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 5 (12.82%) Python
4 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.56%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.56%) VB
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) OCP
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CCIE
2 2 (5.13%) CCNP
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) COBIT
2 3 (7.69%) GDPR
2 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.69%) NIST
3 1 (2.56%) IFRS
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Data Guard
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) Ansible
2 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) EMC
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) F5
5 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Meraki
5 1 (2.56%) PayPal
5 1 (2.56%) Qualys
5 1 (2.56%) StreamSets