Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 163 154
Rank change year-on-year +30 -9 +10
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,629 1,620 1,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.98% 1.74% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 2.00% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1,006 945
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £277
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 56
England median hourly rate £36.38 £22.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.69% +56.79% -22.43%
10th Percentile £15.20 £11.17 £11.72
90th Percentile £61.25 £45.70 £43.13
UK median hourly rate £39.52 £24.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +61.31% +72.54% -23.24%

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 71,983 81,015 76,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.32% 86.91% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,787 53,909 50,358
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,009 2,208 1,889
England median hourly rate £24.76 £21.25 £23.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.49% -9.50% -0.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.42
% change year-on-year +14.29% -14.01% +3.93%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Decision-Making in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in England over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in England

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making in England over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor 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 23 August 2019. 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 +36 819 £503 -3.37% 172
South East +42 340 £450 - 91
North of England -4 200 £450 +5.88% 102
South West +45 129 £525 - 40
North West -19 100 £450 +6.51% 57
Midlands -11 94 £400 +3.23% 52
Yorkshire +20 76 £450 +5.88% 33
West Midlands -12 56 £413 +1.54% 29
East of England -32 40 £458 +0.55% 42
East Midlands +9 36 £395 +1.94% 23
North East +1 26 £500 +9.89% 12
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 654 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 505 (31.00%) Finance
3 370 (22.71%) Analytical Skills
4 342 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
5 280 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 261 (16.02%) Project Management
7 249 (15.29%) Analytics
8 231 (14.18%) Microsoft
9 223 (13.69%) Security Cleared
10 209 (12.83%) AWS
11 208 (12.77%) Degree
12 207 (12.71%) DevOps
13 185 (11.36%) Python
14 181 (11.11%) Scrum
15 174 (10.68%) Java
16 169 (10.37%) SQL
17 160 (9.82%) Azure
18 158 (9.70%) SC Cleared
19 157 (9.64%) Public Sector
20 144 (8.84%) Project Delivery
21 142 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
22 136 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
23 134 (8.23%) Web Services
24 126 (7.73%) Windows
25 122 (7.49%) Kubernetes
26 118 (7.24%) Coaching
26 118 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
27 117 (7.18%) Migration
28 116 (7.12%) Management Information System
29 114 (7.00%) User Experience

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 76 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.33%) Confluence
3 24 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.41%) SAS
5 18 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.04%) Apache
7 16 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.86%) IIS
8 14 (0.86%) JBoss
9 13 (0.80%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.61%) CMS
12 7 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.25%) CICS
14 4 (0.25%) Drupal
14 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 142 (8.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
3 78 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.47%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.74%) Sketch
6 12 (0.74%) SPSS
7 9 (0.55%) InVision
8 8 (0.49%) Marvel
9 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.31%) Stata
11 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.18%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.18%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
12 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.061%) CATIA
13 1 (0.061%) Figma
Business Applications
1 24 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.49%) SAP SRM
3 5 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.31%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.25%) SessionCam
4 4 (0.25%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.18%) Workfront
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.12%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 209 (12.83%) AWS
2 160 (9.82%) Azure
3 105 (6.45%) Serverless
4 91 (5.59%) Amazon S3
4 91 (5.59%) AWS CloudFormation
4 91 (5.59%) AWS Lambda
5 84 (5.16%) Amazon EC2
5 84 (5.16%) Amazon SQS
6 83 (5.10%) Amazon ECS
7 73 (4.48%) OpenShift
8 64 (3.93%) Power Platform
9 50 (3.07%) Office 365
10 43 (2.64%) GitHub
11 26 (1.60%) PaaS
12 25 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
13 23 (1.41%) GCP
14 21 (1.29%) IaaS
15 19 (1.17%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.86%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.27%) DNS
2 29 (1.78%) WAN
3 28 (1.72%) LAN
4 20 (1.23%) Firewall
5 15 (0.92%) SAN
6 14 (0.86%) BGP
6 14 (0.86%) Skype
6 14 (0.86%) Wireless
7 13 (0.80%) MPLS
8 12 (0.74%) Ethernet
9 11 (0.68%) EIGRP
9 11 (0.68%) HSRP
9 11 (0.68%) HTTP
9 11 (0.68%) Internet
9 11 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
10 10 (0.61%) DHCP
11 9 (0.55%) 802.11
11 9 (0.55%) Network Security
11 9 (0.55%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (6.38%) Amazon Redshift
2 87 (5.34%) Big Data
3 85 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
4 83 (5.10%) SQL Server
5 61 (3.74%) Power BI
6 56 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
7 39 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (1.90%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (1.47%) Data Mining
10 24 (1.47%) MySQL
11 21 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 18 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
13 16 (0.98%) Apache Hive
14 15 (0.92%) Data Lake
15 14 (0.86%) NoSQL
15 14 (0.86%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.86%) Relational Database
16 13 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
16 13 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (4.79%) Artifactory
2 77 (4.73%) RStudio
3 72 (4.42%) JIRA
4 47 (2.89%) Git (software)
5 25 (1.53%) Jenkins
6 24 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.80%) Axure RP
8 10 (0.61%) PVCS
8 10 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (0.55%) webpack
10 6 (0.37%) CircleCI
10 6 (0.37%) Maven
11 5 (0.31%) JUnit
11 5 (0.31%) NUnit
11 5 (0.31%) Selenium
12 4 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.25%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.25%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.25%) JMeter
12 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 505 (31.00%) Finance
2 157 (9.64%) Public Sector
3 99 (6.08%) Front Office
4 95 (5.83%) Banking
5 89 (5.46%) Telecoms
6 88 (5.40%) Marketing
7 61 (3.74%) Retail
8 44 (2.70%) Legal
9 38 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.47%) Law
11 19 (1.17%) Electronics
12 18 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (1.04%) Games
14 16 (0.98%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.98%) Publishing
15 14 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.74%) Police
17 11 (0.68%) Billing
18 10 (0.61%) Advertising
19 9 (0.55%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 241 (14.79%) Analyst
2 220 (13.51%) Developer
3 204 (12.52%) Architect
4 121 (7.43%) Project Manager
5 94 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 84 (5.16%) User Researcher
7 77 (4.73%) AWS Developer
8 62 (3.81%) Senior Developer
9 58 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
10 48 (2.95%) Designer
11 46 (2.82%) Java Developer
11 46 (2.82%) Lead Developer
12 39 (2.39%) Data Analyst
12 39 (2.39%) Python Developer
13 38 (2.33%) Consultant
14 36 (2.21%) Programme Manager
14 36 (2.21%) React Developer
15 35 (2.15%) AWS Architect
15 35 (2.15%) IT Manager
16 34 (2.09%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (8.23%) Web Services
2 61 (3.74%) React
3 60 (3.68%) J2EE
4 55 (3.38%) HTML
5 53 (3.25%) .NET
6 43 (2.64%) Node.js
7 38 (2.33%) CSS
8 29 (1.78%) RESTful
9 28 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 24 (1.47%) XML
11 23 (1.41%) Kafka
12 22 (1.35%) Middleware
13 21 (1.29%) REST
14 20 (1.23%) WCF
15 18 (1.10%) JSON
16 16 (0.98%) OAuth
16 16 (0.98%) Spring
17 14 (0.86%) .NET Framework
17 14 (0.86%) J2SE
17 14 (0.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 370 (22.71%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (7.12%) Management Information System
3 114 (7.00%) User Experience
4 81 (4.97%) Fixed Income
5 64 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.53%) Public Cloud
8 23 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 19 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.17%) Social Media
11 17 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 16 (0.98%) Virtual Team
13 14 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
15 11 (0.68%) PMI
16 9 (0.55%) NHS
16 9 (0.55%) Replication
17 8 (0.49%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.73%) Windows
2 72 (4.42%) Linux
3 32 (1.96%) Unix
4 27 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.60%) Windows 10
6 16 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.86%) CentOS
8 13 (0.80%) Android
9 12 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.55%) Solaris
10 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.25%) Debian
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.12%) AIX
14 2 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (20.99%) Problem-Solving
3 280 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 261 (16.02%) Project Management
5 249 (15.29%) Analytics
6 207 (12.71%) DevOps
7 181 (11.11%) Scrum
8 144 (8.84%) Project Delivery
9 136 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
10 118 (7.24%) Coaching
10 118 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 117 (7.18%) Migration
12 109 (6.69%) Change Management
13 108 (6.63%) Software Engineering
14 95 (5.83%) Asset Management
15 92 (5.65%) Risk Management
16 91 (5.59%) Business Analysis
17 87 (5.34%) ITIL
18 86 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
18 86 (5.28%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 185 (11.36%) Python
2 174 (10.68%) Java
3 169 (10.37%) SQL
4 90 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 51 (3.13%) C
6 43 (2.64%) R
7 40 (2.46%) C#
8 39 (2.39%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.17%) PHP
10 18 (1.10%) C++
11 17 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 16 (0.98%) VBA
13 15 (0.92%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.86%) Ruby
15 12 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 10 (0.61%) ES6
17 9 (0.55%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.49%) Perl
19 7 (0.43%) Scala
19 7 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 223 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 208 (12.77%) Degree
3 158 (9.70%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.84%) AWS Certification
4 30 (1.84%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.72%) ISEB
6 22 (1.35%) CISSP
7 19 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.17%) PMI Certification
8 15 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.92%) Master's Degree
8 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (0.80%) CCNP
9 13 (0.80%) PhD
10 12 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.61%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (0.61%) PMP
12 9 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.52%) QA
2 71 (4.36%) PMO
3 37 (2.27%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.23%) GDPR
5 13 (0.80%) SLA
6 9 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.31%) EMIR
8 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 3 (0.18%) P3O
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) GMP
11 2 (0.12%) GxP
11 2 (0.12%) HL7
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 113 (6.94%) Docker
2 65 (3.99%) Active Directory
3 42 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.74%) vSphere
5 8 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.25%) HDFS
8 4 (0.25%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.18%) OpenDJ
9 3 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.12%) Ceph
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.061%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 122 (7.49%) Kubernetes
2 95 (5.83%) Terraform
3 24 (1.47%) Ansible
4 17 (1.04%) Puppet
5 16 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (0.92%) SCCM
7 11 (0.68%) vRealize
8 9 (0.55%) Grafana
9 7 (0.43%) Graphite
9 7 (0.43%) WSUS
10 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.37%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.31%) Istio
12 4 (0.25%) Matomo
12 4 (0.25%) Packer
12 4 (0.25%) SCOM
13 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.18%) Nagios
13 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 231 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 86 (5.28%) SAP
3 55 (3.38%) Oracle
4 53 (3.25%) VMware
5 43 (2.64%) Cisco
6 37 (2.27%) Google
6 37 (2.27%) Tableau
7 30 (1.84%) Greenplum
8 27 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 24 (1.47%) Workday
11 22 (1.35%) Red Hat
12 17 (1.04%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.80%) Alteryx
13 13 (0.80%) Citrix
13 13 (0.80%) HP
14 11 (0.68%) Adobe
14 11 (0.68%) Dell
14 11 (0.68%) Talend
15 9 (0.55%) NetApp