Period
to 25 January 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 164 150
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14 -2
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,337 1,612 1,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.05% 1.77% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.02% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 1,015 1,066
England median daily rate £478 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £647 £657
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 34 33
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.08 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.61% +11.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £12.90 £17.28 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.75 £63.75 £61.90
UK median hourly rate £37.07 £31.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year +19.26% +24.32% +49.25%

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 55,631 79,743 79,926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.45% 87.41% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,577 53,313 53,934
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,790 1,972 1,886
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.65 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +0.64% -2.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.30
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.70 £23.08
% change year-on-year -2.95% +2.71% -1.14%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +57 680 £525 +5.00% 176
South East +54 288 £466 +3.50% 89
North of England +6 162 £425 -5.56% 118
North West +16 93 £425 - 64
South West +8 89 £463 +0.54% 43
East of England +39 58 £438 -9.79% 43
Midlands -28 53 £419 -1.47% 65
Yorkshire +13 49 £425 -5.56% 41
West Midlands -27 32 £413 -2.94% 43
East Midlands +7 21 £425 - 22
North East -1 20 £475 +5.56% 13
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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.

1 514 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (30.22%) Finance
3 324 (24.23%) Problem-Solving
4 314 (23.49%) Analytical Skills
5 202 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 198 (14.81%) Analytics
7 195 (14.58%) Project Management
8 193 (14.44%) SQL
9 190 (14.21%) Degree
10 183 (13.69%) AWS
11 177 (13.24%) Microsoft
12 176 (13.16%) Azure
13 162 (12.12%) Python
14 151 (11.29%) Java
15 142 (10.62%) Scrum
16 139 (10.40%) Web Services
17 136 (10.17%) DevOps
18 127 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
19 125 (9.35%) JavaScript
20 123 (9.20%) Asset Management
21 122 (9.12%) Security Cleared
22 118 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
23 113 (8.45%) Software Engineering
24 112 (8.38%) Front Office
25 107 (8.00%) Fixed Income
25 107 (8.00%) Public Sector
26 106 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
27 105 (7.85%) Windows
28 103 (7.70%) Docker
29 101 (7.55%) React

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 54 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.07%) Confluence
3 15 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.12%) IIS
4 12 (0.90%) CMS
5 11 (0.82%) SAS
6 8 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.45%) JBoss
7 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.37%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 118 (8.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (3.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.50%) InVision
7 16 (1.20%) Sketch
8 8 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.52%) SPSS
10 4 (0.30%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.22%) Simulink
11 3 (0.22%) Stata
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.15%) Marvel
12 2 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.82%) SessionCam
2 10 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.60%) Endur
4 6 (0.45%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.30%) SAP MDG
5 4 (0.30%) SAP SRM
5 4 (0.30%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.30%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.22%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.22%) PolarLake
6 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 183 (13.69%) AWS
2 176 (13.16%) Azure
3 68 (5.09%) GCP
4 67 (5.01%) Power Platform
5 61 (4.56%) Serverless
6 60 (4.49%) OpenShift
7 59 (4.41%) Amazon S3
8 58 (4.34%) AWS Lambda
9 56 (4.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 51 (3.81%) Amazon EC2
11 50 (3.74%) Amazon SQS
12 47 (3.52%) Amazon ECS
13 40 (2.99%) Office 365
14 16 (1.20%) GitHub
15 15 (1.12%) Google Analytics
16 14 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (1.05%) PaaS
17 13 (0.97%) SaaS
18 11 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
19 10 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.62%) WAN
2 32 (2.39%) LAN
3 26 (1.94%) DNS
4 22 (1.65%) HTTP
5 19 (1.42%) MPLS
6 18 (1.35%) BGP
7 17 (1.27%) DHCP
8 15 (1.12%) HSRP
8 15 (1.12%) Internet
8 15 (1.12%) Wireless
9 12 (0.90%) 802.11
9 12 (0.90%) EIGRP
9 12 (0.90%) Spanning Tree
9 12 (0.90%) WLAN
10 11 (0.82%) Ethernet
11 9 (0.67%) IGRP
12 8 (0.60%) Skype
12 8 (0.60%) TCP/IP
13 7 (0.52%) Firewall
13 7 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.86%) Power BI
3 64 (4.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 63 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 54 (4.04%) Amazon RDS
6 41 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 29 (2.17%) Big Data
9 23 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.35%) MySQL
12 17 (1.27%) Hadoop
13 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.97%) GIS
14 13 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.90%) Data Lake
15 12 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (4.64%) JIRA
2 61 (4.56%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.49%) Artifactory
4 59 (4.41%) Jenkins
5 36 (2.69%) RStudio
6 13 (0.97%) Axure RP
6 13 (0.97%) gulp
7 12 (0.90%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.75%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.60%) jspm
9 8 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.52%) NUnit
10 7 (0.52%) Selenium
10 7 (0.52%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.45%) Maven
12 5 (0.37%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.37%) Moq
12 5 (0.37%) PowerBuilder
12 5 (0.37%) ProC
12 5 (0.37%) Protractor
General
1 404 (30.22%) Finance
2 112 (8.38%) Front Office
3 107 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 86 (6.43%) Telecoms
5 64 (4.79%) Banking
6 44 (3.29%) Marketing
7 37 (2.77%) Retail
8 34 (2.54%) Manufacturing
9 31 (2.32%) Legal
10 20 (1.50%) Law
11 16 (1.20%) Local Government
12 15 (1.12%) Electronics
13 14 (1.05%) Investment Banking
13 14 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.97%) Games
15 12 (0.90%) Military
15 12 (0.90%) Publishing
16 10 (0.75%) Advertising
16 10 (0.75%) Back Office
17 9 (0.67%) German Language
Job Titles
1 193 (14.44%) Analyst
2 189 (14.14%) Developer
3 134 (10.02%) Architect
4 95 (7.11%) Project Manager
5 93 (6.96%) Business Analyst
6 53 (3.96%) User Researcher
7 45 (3.37%) AWS Developer
7 45 (3.37%) Designer
8 41 (3.07%) Consultant
9 40 (2.99%) Java Developer
9 40 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
10 38 (2.84%) Senior Developer
11 36 (2.69%) Lead Developer
12 33 (2.47%) Data Analyst
13 32 (2.39%) Software Engineer
14 31 (2.32%) IT Manager
15 28 (2.09%) AWS Engineer
16 27 (2.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 27 (2.02%) Java Software Developer
17 26 (1.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (10.40%) Web Services
2 101 (7.55%) React
3 97 (7.26%) AngularJS
4 85 (6.36%) .NET
5 77 (5.76%) Node.js
6 50 (3.74%) HTML
7 48 (3.59%) CSS
8 45 (3.37%) Vue.js
9 42 (3.14%) J2EE
10 36 (2.69%) J2SE
11 30 (2.24%) REST
12 27 (2.02%) .NET Core
13 23 (1.72%) JSON
13 23 (1.72%) Middleware
14 20 (1.50%) OAuth
15 17 (1.27%) Kafka
15 17 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (1.20%) GraphQL
17 15 (1.12%) .NET Framework
17 15 (1.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 314 (23.49%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (8.00%) Fixed Income
3 92 (6.88%) User Experience
4 85 (6.36%) Management Information System
5 84 (6.28%) Derivative
6 78 (5.83%) Equities
7 73 (5.46%) Greenfield Project
8 49 (3.66%) Blog
9 48 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
10 40 (2.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 31 (2.32%) Hedge funds
12 30 (2.24%) Data Centre
13 24 (1.80%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.72%) Mobile App
14 23 (1.72%) Virtual Team
15 22 (1.65%) Public Cloud
16 18 (1.35%) Algorithms
17 17 (1.27%) NHS
18 13 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
19 11 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.85%) Windows
2 63 (4.71%) Linux
3 36 (2.69%) Windows Server
4 20 (1.50%) Unix
5 13 (0.97%) Android
6 11 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.52%) Solaris
9 5 (0.37%) CentOS
9 5 (0.37%) OpenVMS
10 4 (0.30%) Debian
10 4 (0.30%) HPUX
10 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (24.23%) Problem-Solving
3 202 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 198 (14.81%) Analytics
5 195 (14.58%) Project Management
6 142 (10.62%) Scrum
7 136 (10.17%) DevOps
8 127 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
9 123 (9.20%) Asset Management
10 113 (8.45%) Software Engineering
11 89 (6.66%) Change Management
12 88 (6.58%) Project Delivery
13 85 (6.36%) Business Analysis
14 83 (6.21%) User Stories
15 78 (5.83%) ITIL
16 73 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
17 71 (5.31%) Data Analysis
18 70 (5.24%) TDD
19 69 (5.16%) Risk Management
20 68 (5.09%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 193 (14.44%) SQL
2 162 (12.12%) Python
3 151 (11.29%) Java
4 125 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.73%) C#
6 82 (6.13%) R
7 47 (3.52%) C++
8 39 (2.92%) C
9 37 (2.77%) T-SQL
10 36 (2.69%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.17%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.50%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.42%) Scala
14 15 (1.12%) VBA
15 13 (0.97%) PHP
16 12 (0.90%) Perl
17 11 (0.82%) Ruby
17 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
18 10 (0.75%) Kotlin
19 5 (0.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 190 (14.21%) Degree
2 122 (9.12%) Security Cleared
3 88 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.50%) ISEB
5 16 (1.20%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.90%) PMI Certification
7 12 (0.90%) PMP
8 10 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (0.60%) HND
9 8 (0.60%) IIBA
9 8 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.52%) APMP
10 7 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.45%) CCIE
11 6 (0.45%) CCNP
12 5 (0.37%) CBAP
12 5 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.51%) QA
2 39 (2.92%) PMO
3 31 (2.32%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.57%) GDPR
5 11 (0.82%) SLA
6 7 (0.52%) RMADS
7 6 (0.45%) WCAG
8 4 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.30%) MiFID
8 4 (0.30%) P3O
9 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.22%) GxP
9 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.15%) COBIT
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
11 1 (0.075%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.075%) ITGC
System Software
1 103 (7.70%) Docker
2 55 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.75%) vSphere
6 8 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.45%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.37%) XenApp
10 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.15%) LXC
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.15%) vCloud
13 1 (0.075%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.075%) NFS
13 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.64%) Terraform
3 13 (0.97%) Ansible
3 13 (0.97%) SCCM
4 9 (0.67%) WSUS
5 8 (0.60%) MIIS
6 7 (0.52%) Packer
6 7 (0.52%) SCOM
6 7 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.37%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.37%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.30%) Kubeflow
8 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.22%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.22%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 177 (13.24%) Microsoft
2 72 (5.39%) SAP
3 52 (3.89%) VMware
4 44 (3.29%) Cisco
5 43 (3.22%) Google
5 43 (3.22%) Oracle
6 27 (2.02%) Tableau
7 17 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.27%) Citrix
7 17 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.05%) Adobe
9 12 (0.90%) HP
10 11 (0.82%) Hotjar
10 11 (0.82%) Remedy
11 10 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 10 (0.75%) Cognos
11 10 (0.75%) IBM
11 10 (0.75%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.67%) Dell
13 8 (0.60%) TIBCO