Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 12 June 2021 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.

Decision-Making
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 97 79 132
Rank change year-on-year -18 +53 +15
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,235 1,140 1,652
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.54% 2.91% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.38% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 767 1,036
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £525 £482
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +8.92% +1.47%
75th Percentile £613 £631 £588
90th Percentile £709 £693 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £518 £475
% change year-on-year -3.38% +8.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 64 25
10th Percentile £14.87 £12.83 £14.43
25th Percentile £18.69 £19.36 £18.87
Median hourly rate £26.48 £36.75 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year -27.95% +5.00% +88.98%
75th Percentile £44.69 £48.30 £50.00
90th Percentile £55.34 £52.63 £60.75
UK median hourly rate £28.85 £38.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -25.06% -0.65% +103.95%

Decision-Making 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 advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 42,927 33,740 72,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.13% 86.17% 87.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,494 22,880 49,070
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,280 920 1,826
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.02 £15.90 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.86
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.76% +8.86%
75th Percentile £46.56 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in England.

Daily rate trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Decision-Making in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making in England.

Hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Decision-Making in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making within the England region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. 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
London -43 602 £525 -4.55% 166
South East -16 166 £475 - 64
North of England +25 156 £440 -5.58% 88
Midlands +2 107 £427 -4.04% 52
South West +44 100 £533 +12.11% 25
North West +7 93 £393 -8.19% 43
West Midlands +10 75 £444 -15.48% 37
Yorkshire +28 48 £450 -14.29% 30
East of England +5 34 £500 +5.26% 49
East Midlands -5 32 £350 -2.78% 15
North East +16 19 £563 +18.42% 15
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Decision-Making 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 England region with a requirement for Decision-Making.

1 463 (37.49%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (34.33%) Social Skills
3 333 (26.96%) Finance
4 281 (22.75%) Problem-Solving
5 251 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
6 231 (18.70%) Project Management
7 212 (17.17%) Analytics
8 209 (16.92%) SQL
9 191 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 187 (15.14%) Degree
11 186 (15.06%) Security Cleared
12 161 (13.04%) Azure
13 153 (12.39%) Scrum
14 147 (11.90%) Microsoft
15 145 (11.74%) Python
16 143 (11.58%) SC Cleared
17 138 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
18 127 (10.28%) Public Sector
19 126 (10.20%) DevOps
20 121 (9.80%) AWS
21 117 (9.47%) Change Management
21 117 (9.47%) Visualisation
22 106 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
22 106 (8.58%) Presentation Skills
23 93 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
23 93 (7.53%) JIRA
24 92 (7.45%) Data Analysis
24 92 (7.45%) Business Case
24 92 (7.45%) Power Platform
25 90 (7.29%) Project Delivery

Decision-Making
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 56 (4.53%) Confluence
2 47 (3.81%) Apache
3 41 (3.32%) Apache Spark
4 39 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 31 (2.51%) Apache Airflow
6 18 (1.46%) Jupyter
7 11 (0.89%) SAS
8 10 (0.81%) CMS
9 6 (0.49%) Mule
10 4 (0.32%) IIS
10 4 (0.32%) JBoss
10 4 (0.32%) NetWeaver
10 4 (0.32%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Qpid
11 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.16%) Luigi
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 106 (8.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 44 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (1.86%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.89%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.32%) SPSS
7 4 (0.32%) Stata
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Sketch
8 2 (0.16%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.081%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.081%) Figma
9 1 (0.081%) InVision
9 1 (0.081%) Marvel
9 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.65%) Cloudability
2 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.32%) Workfront
4 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.24%) SAP CAR
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.24%) Sprinklr
5 2 (0.16%) BASE24
5 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.16%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.16%) SessionCam
5 2 (0.16%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.081%) iTrent
6 1 (0.081%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 161 (13.04%) Azure
2 121 (9.80%) AWS
3 92 (7.45%) Power Platform
4 58 (4.70%) GCP
5 52 (4.21%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (3.32%) SaaS
7 37 (3.00%) PaaS
8 33 (2.67%) Serverless
9 30 (2.43%) IaaS
10 20 (1.62%) Azure Logic Apps
10 20 (1.62%) PowerApps
11 19 (1.54%) Azure Functions
12 12 (0.97%) GitHub
13 10 (0.81%) Azure Service Bus
14 8 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (0.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 8 (0.65%) dbt
14 8 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.65%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.54%) Firewall
2 18 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
3 15 (1.21%) HTTP
3 15 (1.21%) LAN
4 14 (1.13%) Internet
4 14 (1.13%) WAN
5 12 (0.97%) DNS
5 12 (0.97%) VPN
6 11 (0.89%) Kerberos
6 11 (0.89%) Multicast
6 11 (0.89%) Network Security
7 10 (0.81%) Broadband
7 10 (0.81%) SAN
7 10 (0.81%) SSL
8 9 (0.73%) DHCP
8 9 (0.73%) MPLS
8 9 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (0.73%) Skype
9 8 (0.65%) IPsec
10 7 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (6.40%) Power BI
2 70 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 47 (3.81%) Big Data
5 41 (3.32%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.35%) Tableau
7 28 (2.27%) BigQuery
7 28 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 22 (1.78%) QlikView
9 21 (1.70%) Relational Database
10 20 (1.62%) Data Mining
10 20 (1.62%) MySQL
10 20 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (1.30%) Data Lake
13 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (1.05%) MongoDB
15 11 (0.89%) Looker
16 10 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
16 10 (0.81%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 93 (7.53%) JIRA
2 56 (4.53%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.89%) GitLab
5 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.49%) GDB
8 6 (0.49%) Maven
8 6 (0.49%) Subversion
9 5 (0.40%) ProC
10 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.32%) ERwin
10 4 (0.32%) JMeter
10 4 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.32%) Selenium
10 4 (0.32%) Xcode
11 3 (0.24%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 424 (34.33%) Social Skills
2 333 (26.96%) Finance
3 251 (20.32%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (10.28%) Public Sector
5 106 (8.58%) Presentation Skills
6 89 (7.21%) Banking
6 89 (7.21%) Organisational Skills
7 85 (6.88%) Influencing Skills
8 84 (6.80%) Marketing
9 67 (5.43%) Telecoms
10 42 (3.40%) Legal
11 40 (3.24%) Retail
12 20 (1.62%) Billing
13 19 (1.54%) Local Government
13 19 (1.54%) Manufacturing
14 18 (1.46%) Law
15 15 (1.21%) Documentation Skills
16 14 (1.13%) Financial Institution
17 12 (0.97%) Front Office
18 10 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 179 (14.49%) Analyst
2 143 (11.58%) Architect
3 119 (9.64%) Project Manager
4 100 (8.10%) Developer
5 72 (5.83%) User Researcher
6 63 (5.10%) Business Analyst
7 58 (4.70%) Data Analyst
8 47 (3.81%) Consultant
8 47 (3.81%) Designer
9 46 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 45 (3.64%) Data Engineer
11 37 (3.00%) Data Scientist
12 33 (2.67%) Cloud Architect
13 25 (2.02%) Data Architect
14 24 (1.94%) Scrum Master
15 23 (1.86%) IT Manager
16 21 (1.70%) Senior Architect
17 20 (1.62%) Cloud Engineer
17 20 (1.62%) Delivery Manager
18 19 (1.54%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.45%) .NET
2 38 (3.08%) Web Services
3 31 (2.51%) REST
4 29 (2.35%) CSS
4 29 (2.35%) Velocity
5 28 (2.27%) HTML
6 25 (2.02%) Kafka
7 24 (1.94%) Middleware
7 24 (1.94%) Node.js
8 23 (1.86%) RESTful
9 19 (1.54%) Shiny
10 18 (1.46%) OAuth
11 17 (1.38%) D3.js
11 17 (1.38%) Spring
12 16 (1.30%) JSON
13 15 (1.21%) SAML
13 15 (1.21%) SOAP
14 14 (1.13%) React
15 12 (0.97%) AngularJS
15 12 (0.97%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 65 (5.26%) User Experience
3 39 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (2.91%) Algorithms
4 36 (2.91%) Virtual Team
5 30 (2.43%) Data Structures
6 29 (2.35%) Social Media
7 26 (2.11%) Public Cloud
8 24 (1.94%) NHS
9 23 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.62%) Data Centre
10 20 (1.62%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.30%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (0.73%) CMDB
13 9 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.49%) Blog
14 6 (0.49%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 58 (4.70%) Windows
2 45 (3.64%) Linux
3 29 (2.35%) Unix
4 21 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.73%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.57%) Android
7 6 (0.49%) OpenWrt
8 4 (0.32%) AIX
8 4 (0.32%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.081%) CentOS
11 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (37.49%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (22.75%) Problem-Solving
3 231 (18.70%) Project Management
4 212 (17.17%) Analytics
5 191 (15.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 153 (12.39%) Scrum
7 138 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
8 126 (10.20%) DevOps
9 117 (9.47%) Change Management
9 117 (9.47%) Visualisation
10 93 (7.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 92 (7.45%) Business Case
11 92 (7.45%) Data Analysis
12 90 (7.29%) Project Delivery
13 87 (7.04%) User Stories
14 81 (6.56%) Data Science
14 81 (6.56%) Risk Management
15 78 (6.32%) Business Analysis
15 78 (6.32%) ITIL
16 77 (6.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 209 (16.92%) SQL
2 145 (11.74%) Python
3 88 (7.13%) Java
4 56 (4.53%) R
5 48 (3.89%) C#
6 36 (2.91%) JavaScript
7 31 (2.51%) VBA
8 21 (1.70%) C
8 21 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.46%) Scala
10 17 (1.38%) C++
11 14 (1.13%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.97%) Ruby
13 11 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.73%) MATLAB
15 9 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.57%) Apple Swift
16 7 (0.57%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 187 (15.14%) Degree
2 186 (15.06%) Security Cleared
3 143 (11.58%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 23 (1.86%) PMI Certification
6 22 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 21 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.70%) PMP
8 16 (1.30%) CISSP
9 13 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.05%) PhD
10 12 (0.97%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.81%) ISEB
12 9 (0.73%) CISM
12 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.65%) APMP
13 8 (0.65%) CCNA
13 8 (0.65%) GIAC
13 8 (0.65%) MBA
14 7 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.05%) PMO
2 43 (3.48%) GDPR
3 40 (3.24%) QA
4 35 (2.83%) Accessibility
5 28 (2.27%) Data Quality
6 22 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (1.30%) PCI DSS
7 16 (1.30%) SLA
8 15 (1.21%) NIST
9 13 (1.05%) COBIT
10 10 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.65%) WCAG
12 6 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
12 6 (0.49%) JTAG
13 4 (0.32%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.24%) IFRS
14 3 (0.24%) IFRS 9
14 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (3.08%) Docker
2 21 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.57%) RACF
4 6 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.24%) IAG
7 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 2 (0.16%) HDFS
7 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.081%) Firmware
8 1 (0.081%) KVM
8 1 (0.081%) Snort
8 1 (0.081%) Xen
8 1 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (2.91%) Kubernetes
2 29 (2.35%) Terraform
3 28 (2.27%) Ansible
4 19 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
5 12 (0.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 10 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.57%) Puppet
8 4 (0.32%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.32%) Packer
9 3 (0.24%) DatAdvantage
9 3 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.24%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.16%) CASB
10 2 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.16%) Grafana
10 2 (0.16%) MIIS
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.081%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 147 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 56 (4.53%) SAP
3 52 (4.21%) Oracle
4 46 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (3.32%) Google
6 24 (1.94%) Atlassian
6 24 (1.94%) Databricks
7 23 (1.86%) Cisco
8 20 (1.62%) Alteryx
9 15 (1.21%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.05%) Splunk
10 13 (1.05%) VMware
11 12 (0.97%) Citrix
11 12 (0.97%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.73%) IBM
12 9 (0.73%) Workday
13 8 (0.65%) Adobe
13 8 (0.65%) Informatica
14 7 (0.57%) Juniper
15 6 (0.49%) BT