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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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 75 99 80
Rank change year-on-year +24 -19 +56
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 2,224 1,282 1,093
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.11% 2.49% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 2.79% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,368 810 732
10th Percentile £325 £317 £326
25th Percentile £450 £413 £417
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +8.47%
75th Percentile £650 £601 £626
90th Percentile £745 £701 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.31% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 61 55
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.75 £12.83
25th Percentile £24.13 £18.75 £19.31
Median hourly rate £43.98 £27.73 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +58.60% -27.97% +23.87%
75th Percentile £51.86 £46.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £57.34 £57.63 £56.50
UK median hourly rate £43.36 £29.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +46.97% -25.32% +5.33%

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 64,193 45,923 32,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.79% 89.22% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,784 31,698 21,768
10th Percentile £350 £313 £303
25th Percentile £444 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,351 855
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.50 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate £28.41 £24.00 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +18.38% +5.56% -1.00%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.63 £45.96
90th Percentile £67.50 £59.16 £55.60
UK median hourly rate £29.06 £24.80 £23.00
% change year-on-year +17.17% +7.82% +0.31%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +46 1,248 £575 +9.52% 218
North of England +10 267 £525 +17.71% 112
South East +2 229 £525 +10.53% 100
North West +8 168 £540 +29.81% 58
South West +10 152 £550 +10.00% 42
Midlands -20 126 £450 +7.06% 65
West Midlands -18 102 £456 +4.29% 41
Yorkshire +7 90 £525 +13.51% 39
East of England +12 77 £475 -8.21% 30
East Midlands -26 26 £405 +12.43% 24
North East -12 17 £565 +0.44% 15
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 936 (42.09%) Social Skills
2 876 (39.39%) Agile
3 859 (38.62%) Finance
4 683 (30.71%) Problem-Solving
5 623 (28.01%) Analytical Skills
6 410 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 392 (17.63%) Project Management
8 365 (16.41%) Microsoft
9 330 (14.84%) Azure
10 315 (14.16%) Scrum
11 306 (13.76%) Banking
12 304 (13.67%) Analytics
13 282 (12.68%) DevOps
13 282 (12.68%) SQL
14 275 (12.37%) Python
15 224 (10.07%) AWS
16 223 (10.03%) Security Cleared
17 217 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
17 217 (9.76%) Project Delivery
18 200 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
19 194 (8.72%) CI/CD
20 193 (8.68%) Public Sector
21 189 (8.50%) Risk Management
22 188 (8.45%) Degree
23 186 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
24 185 (8.32%) Migration
25 182 (8.18%) JIRA
26 176 (7.91%) Business Analysis
27 169 (7.60%) SC Cleared
28 165 (7.42%) Change Management

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
1 107 (4.81%) Confluence
2 48 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 22 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 19 (0.85%) CMS
5 12 (0.54%) Apache
6 10 (0.45%) SAS
7 8 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 7 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.31%) Jupyter
8 7 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.31%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.22%) Appian
11 4 (0.18%) Drupal
11 4 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.13%) CICS
12 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.13%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.090%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.090%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 186 (8.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
6 15 (0.67%) Sketch
7 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.36%) Marvel
9 4 (0.18%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.13%) InVision
10 3 (0.13%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.090%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.090%) SPSS
11 2 (0.090%) Stata
12 1 (0.045%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.045%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 10 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.31%) Maximo
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.18%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.13%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.13%) Endur
8 3 (0.13%) Fidessa
8 3 (0.13%) Magento
8 3 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.090%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.090%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.090%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 330 (14.84%) Azure
2 224 (10.07%) AWS
3 123 (5.53%) Power Platform
4 100 (4.50%) GCP
5 66 (2.97%) Microsoft 365
6 59 (2.65%) SaaS
7 50 (2.25%) Serverless
8 48 (2.16%) IaaS
9 47 (2.11%) PaaS
10 42 (1.89%) Azure DevOps
10 42 (1.89%) GitHub
11 33 (1.48%) Google Analytics
12 24 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 22 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (0.94%) Google Workspace
15 19 (0.85%) Snowflake
16 18 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.81%) Azure AKS
17 17 (0.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.62%) DNS
2 35 (1.57%) WAN
3 32 (1.44%) Radio Access Network
4 29 (1.30%) Network Security
5 28 (1.26%) LAN
6 27 (1.21%) Firewall
7 21 (0.94%) Internet
8 17 (0.76%) VPN
8 17 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (0.72%) SD-WAN
10 14 (0.63%) TCP/IP
11 11 (0.49%) DHCP
12 9 (0.40%) 5G
12 9 (0.40%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.40%) Mobile Backhaul
12 9 (0.40%) MPLS
12 9 (0.40%) Value-Added Service
13 8 (0.36%) 4G
13 8 (0.36%) SAN
13 8 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (5.04%) Power BI
2 73 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 71 (3.19%) Tableau
4 60 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 38 (1.71%) Big Data
7 36 (1.62%) Data Lake
8 35 (1.57%) NoSQL
9 29 (1.30%) MySQL
10 24 (1.08%) Data Mining
10 24 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.03%) DB2
12 21 (0.94%) MongoDB
13 20 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.81%) Metadata
16 17 (0.76%) Hadoop
17 15 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
17 15 (0.67%) BigQuery
18 14 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 182 (8.18%) JIRA
2 68 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 66 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.85%) TeamCity
5 16 (0.72%) GitLab
6 14 (0.63%) Selenium
7 13 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.54%) Axure RP
8 12 (0.54%) Subversion
9 11 (0.49%) Artifactory
10 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.40%) Bitbucket
11 9 (0.40%) MSI
12 8 (0.36%) Cypress.io
12 8 (0.36%) JUnit
13 7 (0.31%) CircleCI
13 7 (0.31%) ERwin
14 6 (0.27%) Chocolatey
14 6 (0.27%) Maven
15 5 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 936 (42.09%) Social Skills
2 859 (38.62%) Finance
3 623 (28.01%) Analytical Skills
4 306 (13.76%) Banking
5 193 (8.68%) Public Sector
6 160 (7.19%) Presentation Skills
7 143 (6.43%) Influencing Skills
8 96 (4.32%) Legal
8 96 (4.32%) Marketing
9 93 (4.18%) Organisational Skills
10 86 (3.87%) Telecoms
11 70 (3.15%) Retail
12 65 (2.92%) Front Office
13 63 (2.83%) Investment Banking
14 34 (1.53%) Manufacturing
15 32 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (1.26%) Games
17 21 (0.94%) Electronics
17 21 (0.94%) Publishing
18 20 (0.90%) Billing
Job Titles
1 384 (17.27%) Analyst
2 309 (13.89%) Architect
3 215 (9.67%) Project Manager
4 167 (7.51%) Business Analyst
5 115 (5.17%) Developer
6 105 (4.72%) Data Analyst
6 105 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
7 74 (3.33%) Consultant
8 71 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
8 71 (3.19%) Scrum Master
9 64 (2.88%) Data Architect
10 60 (2.70%) Programme Manager
11 56 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 54 (2.43%) Azure Engineer
12 54 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
13 53 (2.38%) Senior Manager
14 50 (2.25%) Technical Architect
15 48 (2.16%) Azure Architect
15 48 (2.16%) Product Manager
16 45 (2.02%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.89%) Web Services
2 37 (1.66%) React
3 35 (1.57%) JSON
4 34 (1.53%) Velocity
5 32 (1.44%) HTML
6 31 (1.39%) Pandas
7 28 (1.26%) J2EE
7 28 (1.26%) REST
8 26 (1.17%) .NET
9 25 (1.12%) CSS
10 24 (1.08%) Node.js
11 23 (1.03%) XML
12 22 (0.99%) Kafka
13 18 (0.81%) NumPy
13 18 (0.81%) RESTful
13 18 (0.81%) Spring
14 13 (0.58%) Middleware
14 13 (0.58%) TensorFlow
15 12 (0.54%) Shiny
16 11 (0.49%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 119 (5.35%) Management Information System
2 85 (3.82%) User Experience
3 70 (3.15%) Data Centre
4 62 (2.79%) Virtual Team
5 61 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 59 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
7 58 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 42 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 33 (1.48%) Derivative
10 28 (1.26%) NHS
11 27 (1.21%) Hedge funds
12 26 (1.17%) Algorithms
12 26 (1.17%) PMI
13 23 (1.03%) CMDB
14 22 (0.99%) Fixed Income
15 20 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
15 20 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
15 20 (0.90%) Social Media
16 19 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
16 19 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (6.21%) Windows
2 78 (3.51%) Linux
3 35 (1.57%) Windows Server
4 30 (1.35%) Unix
5 24 (1.08%) VMS
6 16 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.63%) Mac OS
9 12 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.49%) Android
11 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.22%) zOS
13 4 (0.18%) CentOS
13 4 (0.18%) Solaris
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.090%) AIX
15 2 (0.090%) RTLinux
15 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 876 (39.39%) Agile
2 683 (30.71%) Problem-Solving
3 410 (18.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 392 (17.63%) Project Management
5 315 (14.16%) Scrum
6 304 (13.67%) Analytics
7 282 (12.68%) DevOps
8 217 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 217 (9.76%) Project Delivery
9 200 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
10 194 (8.72%) CI/CD
11 189 (8.50%) Risk Management
12 185 (8.32%) Migration
13 176 (7.91%) Business Analysis
14 165 (7.42%) Change Management
15 148 (6.65%) Data Analysis
16 144 (6.47%) Business Case
16 144 (6.47%) Visualisation
17 143 (6.43%) Coaching
18 142 (6.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 282 (12.68%) SQL
2 275 (12.37%) Python
3 134 (6.03%) Java
4 71 (3.19%) JavaScript
5 67 (3.01%) C
6 58 (2.61%) R
7 50 (2.25%) VBA
8 48 (2.16%) Bash
9 45 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 39 (1.75%) C#
11 22 (0.99%) C++
12 21 (0.94%) MATLAB
13 19 (0.85%) Go
13 19 (0.85%) Scala
14 15 (0.67%) VB
15 13 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 12 (0.54%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 223 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 188 (8.45%) Degree
3 169 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.11%) PMI Certification
5 42 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.44%) PMP
7 29 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 27 (1.21%) CISSP
9 24 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (0.76%) ISEB
10 17 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (0.72%) CISM
11 16 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 15 (0.67%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.54%) CISA
15 11 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.40%) ACCA
16 9 (0.40%) APMP
16 9 (0.40%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.08%) QA
2 93 (4.18%) PMO
3 90 (4.05%) Data Quality
4 62 (2.79%) SLA
5 37 (1.66%) GDPR
6 34 (1.53%) Accessibility
7 30 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (1.17%) NIST
9 21 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.58%) GRC
10 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.40%) COBIT
11 9 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.36%) IFRS
12 8 (0.36%) MiFID
13 7 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.27%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.27%) NCSC
14 6 (0.27%) SOC 1
15 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 112 (5.04%) Docker
2 76 (3.42%) Active Directory
3 35 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.40%) vSphere
7 8 (0.36%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.31%) XenApp
9 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.22%) Firmware
10 5 (0.22%) HDFS
10 5 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.13%) NFS
13 2 (0.090%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.045%) Oracle Clusterware
14 1 (0.045%) Veritas File System
14 1 (0.045%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 119 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 101 (4.54%) Terraform
3 49 (2.20%) Ansible
4 25 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.63%) Grafana
7 13 (0.58%) Puppet
8 10 (0.45%) SCCM
9 6 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 6 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.22%) CASB
10 5 (0.22%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.22%) Salt
10 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.18%) Control-M
11 4 (0.18%) Nagios
11 4 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 365 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 101 (4.54%) Oracle
3 95 (4.27%) SAP
4 90 (4.05%) Google
5 66 (2.97%) ServiceNow
6 55 (2.47%) VMware
7 40 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 37 (1.66%) Databricks
9 32 (1.44%) IBM
10 28 (1.26%) Splunk
11 27 (1.21%) Cisco
12 26 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 24 (1.08%) Bloomberg
14 23 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 20 (0.90%) BISAM
16 18 (0.81%) Adobe
17 17 (0.76%) Citrix
18 14 (0.63%) BT
18 14 (0.63%) HP
19 12 (0.54%) Cadence