Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 135 109 197
Rank change year-on-year -26 +88 +19
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 37 11 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the General category 1.67% 1.01% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 25
10th Percentile £424 £370 £355
25th Percentile £494 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £425 £500
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% -15.00% +16.01%
75th Percentile £572 £488 £625
90th Percentile £630 £498 £700
Central London median daily rate £525 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +23.53% -8.11% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 2,210 1,094 3,577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.70% 60.21% 57.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,612 762 2,756
10th Percentile £363 £306 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £515 £520
Median % change year-on-year +9.22% -0.96% -0.95%
75th Percentile £675 £607 £611
90th Percentile £750 £688 £681
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 38
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.43 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.34 £17.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +24.32% -1.07%
75th Percentile £34.38 £40.94 £21.18
90th Percentile £42.25 £51.08 £29.97
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +15.00% +6.95%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 27 (72.97%) Finance
2 21 (56.76%) Social Skills
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (21.62%) C++
6 8 (21.62%) VBA
6 8 (21.62%) Validation
6 8 (21.62%) Front Office
6 8 (21.62%) Statistical Analysis
6 8 (21.62%) Credit Risk
6 8 (21.62%) Market Risk
6 8 (21.62%) Swaptions
6 8 (21.62%) Model Validation
6 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (21.62%) R
7 7 (18.92%) User Experience
7 7 (18.92%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) Python
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
9 5 (13.51%) Azure
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Business Case
9 5 (13.51%) QA
9 5 (13.51%) 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 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (13.51%) MS Visio
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Azure
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (8.11%) Power Platform
3 2 (5.41%) AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Functions
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.70%) GCP
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 1 (2.70%) BGP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.70%) MPLS
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) OSPF
3 1 (2.70%) SD-WAN
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) WAAS
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Power BI
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Data Lake
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) git-flow
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.11%) Protractor
3 3 (8.11%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.70%) MSI
5 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 27 (72.97%) Finance
2 21 (56.76%) Social Skills
3 8 (21.62%) Front Office
4 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
5 4 (10.81%) Legal
6 3 (8.11%) Banking
7 2 (5.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (2.70%) Back Office
8 1 (2.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Qualitative Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Quantitative Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Risk Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Market Risk Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Market Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Python Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Python Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Development Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (8.11%) pytest
1 3 (8.11%) RESTful
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) PySpark
3 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Credit Risk
1 8 (21.62%) Market Risk
1 8 (21.62%) Swaptions
2 7 (18.92%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (18.92%) User Experience
3 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Hedge funds
4 3 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.70%) BYOD
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) NHS
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.62%) Model Validation
2 8 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (21.62%) Statistical Analysis
2 8 (21.62%) Validation
3 6 (16.22%) Process Improvement
3 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.51%) Business Case
5 4 (10.81%) BPR
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.81%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Scrum
5 4 (10.81%) Swim Lanes
5 4 (10.81%) V-Model
5 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) C++
2 8 (21.62%) R
2 8 (21.62%) VBA
3 6 (16.22%) Python
4 4 (10.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.70%) Java
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (10.81%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (5.41%) CCIE
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.41%) OCP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) GDPR
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
4 1 (2.70%) IFRS
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) EMC
3 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Cerner
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) F5
4 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee
4 1 (2.70%) Meraki
4 1 (2.70%) Qualys
4 1 (2.70%) StreamSets