Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 89 100 123
Rank change year-on-year +11 +23 +48
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,954 815 1,337
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.80% 2.37% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.71% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,223 543 851
10th Percentile £338 £310 £310
25th Percentile £428 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £486
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.88% +2.32%
75th Percentile £629 £599 £575
90th Percentile £738 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 55 82
10th Percentile £16.24 £16.78 £12.66
25th Percentile £24.31 £21.63 £17.88
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.50 £35.69
Median % change year-on-year - +16.28% +42.76%
75th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £44.94
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% -1.30% +54.00%

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 62,358 30,095 56,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.28% 87.56% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,267 20,771 38,180
10th Percentile £325 £300 £288
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,487 988 1,665
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.02 £11.89
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.97 £14.94
Median hourly rate £25.50 £26.80 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.84% +30.72% -6.82%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.35 £58.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.45% +30.95% -4.55%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London +10 951 £575 +6.98% 255
South East +21 279 £500 +5.26% 76
North of England +4 228 £485 +14.00% 117
Midlands +1 143 £490 +15.02% 77
North West +7 138 £475 +30.58% 65
South West -7 136 £483 +1.63% 44
West Midlands -11 91 £500 +11.17% 46
Yorkshire -11 75 £500 +15.72% 43
East of England +17 74 £550 +10.00% 55
East Midlands -4 48 £463 +28.47% 30
North East +17 28 £500 -12.09% 9
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 787 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 769 (39.36%) Social Skills
3 573 (29.32%) Finance
4 498 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
5 470 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
6 366 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 334 (17.09%) Project Management
8 304 (15.56%) Analytics
9 280 (14.33%) Microsoft
10 272 (13.92%) Azure
11 261 (13.36%) SQL
12 243 (12.44%) Degree
13 221 (11.31%) Security Cleared
14 212 (10.85%) Scrum
15 210 (10.75%) Public Sector
16 209 (10.70%) Python
17 207 (10.59%) DevOps
18 189 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
19 182 (9.31%) AWS
19 182 (9.31%) Presentation Skills
20 176 (9.01%) Visualisation
20 176 (9.01%) Project Delivery
21 162 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
22 161 (8.24%) Power Platform
22 161 (8.24%) SC Cleared
22 161 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
23 156 (7.98%) ITIL
24 152 (7.78%) Organisational Skills
25 148 (7.57%) Risk Management
26 145 (7.42%) Power BI

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 82 (4.20%) Confluence
2 64 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.23%) SAS
5 16 (0.82%) Apache
5 16 (0.82%) CMS
5 16 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 10 (0.51%) JBoss
7 9 (0.46%) Jupyter
7 9 (0.46%) NetWeaver
7 9 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.36%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.20%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.20%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 161 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 92 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 34 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 22 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (1.02%) Sketch
8 18 (0.92%) Marvel
9 5 (0.26%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.10%) InVision
10 2 (0.10%) SPSS
11 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.051%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) Maximo
2 7 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.26%) Primavera
4 5 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.20%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.15%) Cloudability
6 3 (0.15%) Endur
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 272 (13.92%) Azure
2 182 (9.31%) AWS
3 161 (8.24%) Power Platform
4 87 (4.45%) Microsoft 365
5 62 (3.17%) GCP
6 54 (2.76%) SaaS
7 50 (2.56%) IaaS
7 50 (2.56%) Serverless
8 43 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
9 41 (2.10%) PaaS
10 37 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (1.79%) GitHub
12 32 (1.64%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 29 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.48%) Google Analytics
14 26 (1.33%) Amazon S3
15 24 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (1.13%) PowerApps
17 20 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (1.02%) Miro
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.10%) DNS
2 38 (1.94%) Firewall
3 29 (1.48%) DHCP
4 26 (1.33%) WAN
5 23 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
6 20 (1.02%) Network Security
7 19 (0.97%) Internet
7 19 (0.97%) VPN
8 17 (0.87%) Wireless
9 16 (0.82%) LAN
10 15 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
11 14 (0.72%) VoIP
12 13 (0.67%) SD-WAN
12 13 (0.67%) Skype
13 11 (0.56%) MPLS
13 11 (0.56%) SAN
13 11 (0.56%) TCP/IP
14 10 (0.51%) HTTP
15 9 (0.46%) 5G
15 9 (0.46%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (7.42%) Power BI
2 98 (5.02%) Tableau
3 73 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
4 65 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 55 (2.81%) Big Data
6 42 (2.15%) MySQL
7 39 (2.00%) Hadoop
8 32 (1.64%) Relational Database
9 31 (1.59%) Data Lake
10 29 (1.48%) Data Mining
11 28 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
12 25 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 23 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
14 19 (0.97%) MongoDB
15 17 (0.87%) GIS
16 16 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
16 16 (0.82%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (0.77%) DB2
17 15 (0.77%) RDBMS
18 13 (0.67%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 137 (7.01%) JIRA
2 51 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.97%) GitLab
5 18 (0.92%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.67%) Artifactory
7 12 (0.61%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.56%) Subversion
9 10 (0.51%) CircleCI
9 10 (0.51%) Maven
10 9 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.41%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.31%) Gradle
12 6 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.26%) JUnit
14 4 (0.20%) Cypress.io
14 4 (0.20%) JMeter
14 4 (0.20%) Selenium
14 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 769 (39.36%) Social Skills
2 573 (29.32%) Finance
3 470 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
4 210 (10.75%) Public Sector
5 182 (9.31%) Presentation Skills
6 152 (7.78%) Organisational Skills
7 137 (7.01%) Influencing Skills
8 130 (6.65%) Marketing
9 117 (5.99%) Banking
10 99 (5.07%) Legal
11 81 (4.15%) Telecoms
12 67 (3.43%) Retail
13 44 (2.25%) Manufacturing
14 42 (2.15%) Front Office
15 35 (1.79%) Financial Institution
16 29 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
17 28 (1.43%) Electronics
18 25 (1.28%) Investment Banking
19 23 (1.18%) Publishing
20 20 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 322 (16.48%) Analyst
2 250 (12.79%) Architect
3 178 (9.11%) Project Manager
4 137 (7.01%) Business Analyst
5 112 (5.73%) Developer
6 81 (4.15%) Data Analyst
7 79 (4.04%) User Researcher
8 78 (3.99%) Solutions Architect
9 66 (3.38%) Designer
10 65 (3.33%) Product Manager
11 51 (2.61%) Programme Manager
11 51 (2.61%) Senior Manager
12 47 (2.41%) Scrum Master
13 46 (2.35%) Consultant
14 44 (2.25%) Data Scientist
15 42 (2.15%) Cloud Architect
15 42 (2.15%) Data Engineer
16 37 (1.89%) IT Manager
17 36 (1.84%) Software Engineer
18 31 (1.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.10%) REST
2 39 (2.00%) .NET
3 26 (1.33%) Node.js
3 26 (1.33%) Pandas
4 24 (1.23%) HTML
4 24 (1.23%) RESTful
5 23 (1.18%) Middleware
5 23 (1.18%) Velocity
6 22 (1.13%) CSS
6 22 (1.13%) Kafka
6 22 (1.13%) React
7 19 (0.97%) J2EE
7 19 (0.97%) TensorFlow
8 16 (0.82%) JSON
8 16 (0.82%) Web Services
9 13 (0.67%) J2SE
10 12 (0.61%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.61%) NumPy
10 12 (0.61%) PyTorch
11 11 (0.56%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 126 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 122 (6.24%) User Experience
3 67 (3.43%) Data Centre
4 65 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 35 (1.79%) Public Cloud
7 34 (1.74%) Hedge funds
7 34 (1.74%) NHS
8 31 (1.59%) Algorithms
9 27 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
10 23 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
11 21 (1.07%) PKI
12 18 (0.92%) PMI
13 17 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
14 16 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
15 14 (0.72%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (6.86%) Windows
2 77 (3.94%) Linux
3 45 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 28 (1.43%) Unix
5 25 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.72%) AIX
8 14 (0.72%) Android
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.36%) VMS
12 5 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.20%) Solaris
13 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.15%) OpenWrt
14 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 498 (25.49%) Problem-Solving
3 366 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 334 (17.09%) Project Management
5 304 (15.56%) Analytics
6 212 (10.85%) Scrum
7 207 (10.59%) DevOps
8 189 (9.67%) Business Intelligence
9 176 (9.01%) Project Delivery
9 176 (9.01%) Visualisation
10 162 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 156 (7.98%) ITIL
12 148 (7.57%) Risk Management
13 137 (7.01%) Data Analysis
14 134 (6.86%) Coaching
14 134 (6.86%) Service Delivery
15 132 (6.76%) User Research
16 125 (6.40%) Migration
17 124 (6.35%) CI/CD
18 122 (6.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (13.36%) SQL
2 209 (10.70%) Python
3 104 (5.32%) Java
4 58 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 56 (2.87%) C
6 53 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 47 (2.41%) R
8 37 (1.89%) C#
9 28 (1.43%) C++
10 23 (1.18%) Bash
11 19 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.87%) Scala
13 14 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 14 (0.72%) Go
13 14 (0.72%) VBA
14 10 (0.51%) Groovy
14 10 (0.51%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.46%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.41%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 243 (12.44%) Degree
2 221 (11.31%) Security Cleared
3 161 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.61%) PMP
5 46 (2.35%) PMI Certification
6 35 (1.79%) CISSP
6 35 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 24 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 21 (1.07%) ISEB
9 19 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.56%) CISM
13 11 (0.56%) Master's Degree
14 9 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
14 9 (0.46%) MCSE
14 9 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (4.15%) PMO
2 74 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 74 (3.79%) GDPR
3 69 (3.53%) QA
4 49 (2.51%) SLA
5 34 (1.74%) Accessibility
6 18 (0.92%) COBIT
7 16 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.77%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.72%) NCSC
10 9 (0.46%) GRC
11 8 (0.41%) Actionable Recommendations
11 8 (0.41%) NIST
12 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.20%) IFRS
13 4 (0.20%) ISO 20022
13 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 99 (5.07%) Docker
2 98 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.46%) HDFS
5 9 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.26%) Firmware
7 5 (0.26%) vSphere
8 4 (0.20%) NFS
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.10%) vCloud
10 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.10%) XenApp
10 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.051%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 87 (4.45%) Kubernetes
2 68 (3.48%) Terraform
3 32 (1.64%) Ansible
4 22 (1.13%) SCCM
5 18 (0.92%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (0.72%) vCenter Server
8 10 (0.51%) Puppet
9 9 (0.46%) Packer
9 9 (0.46%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 6 (0.31%) Control-M
10 6 (0.31%) Kibana
10 6 (0.31%) Pingdom
11 5 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.26%) Netcool
11 5 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.26%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.20%) Grafana
12 4 (0.20%) Oozie
12 4 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 280 (14.33%) Microsoft
2 84 (4.30%) SAP
3 68 (3.48%) Oracle
4 62 (3.17%) Google
5 55 (2.81%) VMware
6 42 (2.15%) Cisco
7 38 (1.94%) Databricks
8 37 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 34 (1.74%) IBM
10 31 (1.59%) Atlassian
11 23 (1.18%) Adobe
11 23 (1.18%) ServiceNow
12 22 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
13 19 (0.97%) Citrix
13 19 (0.97%) Splunk
14 15 (0.77%) Cadence
15 13 (0.67%) Alteryx
16 12 (0.61%) HP
17 9 (0.46%) Juniper
17 9 (0.46%) Software AG