Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 134 141
Rank change year-on-year +53 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,179 1,650 1,792
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.80% 1.99% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 2.27% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 999 1,141
Median daily rate £513 £475 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -0.84% +9.49%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £688 £661 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +10.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 27 35
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +75.00% -13.49%
10th Percentile £12.83 £15.92 £10.12
90th Percentile £51.75 £62.25 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +105.00% -14.31%

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 36,137 72,647 80,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.73% 87.63% 87.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,122 48,359 53,274
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,196 1,872 2,121
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.98% +13.64% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £29.00 £24.92 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.40% +13.25% -12.42%

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 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 +64 639 £550 +10.00% 45
South East +63 212 £475 -5.00% 19
North of England +34 137 £475 +5.44% 31
North West +51 87 £440 -2.22% 21
Midlands +36 73 £438 +2.94% 26
South West +17 67 £475 -9.52% 15
East of England +46 42 £455 -2.41% 14
West Midlands +25 40 £475 +1.60% 17
East Midlands +38 33 £360 -7.69% 9
Yorkshire +9 32 £525 +23.53% 6
North East +3 18 £425 -12.14% 4
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 489 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (29.94%) Finance
3 283 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
4 235 (19.93%) Problem-Solving
5 218 (18.49%) AWS
6 204 (17.30%) Security Cleared
7 200 (16.96%) DevOps
8 195 (16.54%) Java
9 193 (16.37%) Python
10 174 (14.76%) Azure
11 170 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 169 (14.33%) Asset Management
13 168 (14.25%) Web Services
14 164 (13.91%) Software Engineering
15 163 (13.83%) SC Cleared
16 161 (13.66%) Front Office
16 161 (13.66%) Project Management
17 155 (13.15%) Fixed Income
18 154 (13.06%) Microsoft
18 154 (13.06%) Derivative
19 152 (12.89%) JavaScript
20 150 (12.72%) Equities
21 149 (12.64%) Scrum
22 148 (12.55%) SQL
23 141 (11.96%) Analytics
24 131 (11.11%) React
25 129 (10.94%) Degree
26 127 (10.77%) AngularJS
27 122 (10.35%) Public Sector
28 119 (10.09%) Docker

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 32 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.29%) Confluence
3 11 (0.93%) IIS
4 9 (0.76%) SAS
5 8 (0.68%) CMS
5 8 (0.68%) JBoss
6 6 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.25%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.17%) Apache
10 2 (0.17%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.085%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 115 (9.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (2.21%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.36%) InVision
5 16 (1.36%) Sketch
6 9 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.59%) SPSS
8 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.17%) Stata
10 1 (0.085%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.085%) Inkscape
10 1 (0.085%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.085%) Simulink
10 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.53%) SAP S/4HANA
2 12 (1.02%) Misys Midas
3 8 (0.68%) SAP SRM
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.25%) Endur
7 3 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.25%) PolarLake
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 218 (18.49%) AWS
2 174 (14.76%) Azure
3 95 (8.06%) GCP
4 83 (7.04%) Serverless
5 79 (6.70%) OpenShift
6 76 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
7 74 (6.28%) Amazon S3
8 69 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
8 69 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
9 67 (5.68%) Amazon SQS
10 66 (5.60%) Amazon ECS
11 57 (4.83%) Power Platform
12 32 (2.71%) Office 365
13 19 (1.61%) SaaS
14 9 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.68%) PaaS
16 7 (0.59%) PowerApps
17 6 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
17 6 (0.51%) GitHub
17 6 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.04%) DNS
2 18 (1.53%) DHCP
3 17 (1.44%) WAN
4 15 (1.27%) Firewall
5 14 (1.19%) Internet
6 13 (1.10%) LAN
7 11 (0.93%) HTTP
8 9 (0.76%) VPN
9 8 (0.68%) Wireless
10 7 (0.59%) Skype
10 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.51%) Network Security
12 5 (0.42%) DMZ
13 4 (0.34%) BGP
13 4 (0.34%) FTP
13 4 (0.34%) Intranet
13 4 (0.34%) MPLS
13 4 (0.34%) SAN
13 4 (0.34%) SMS
14 3 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.19%) Amazon RDS
2 68 (5.77%) Amazon Redshift
2 68 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 57 (4.83%) Power BI
4 45 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.37%) NoSQL
6 24 (2.04%) Big Data
7 18 (1.53%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.10%) MySQL
11 13 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
12 10 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.85%) Hadoop
12 10 (0.85%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.76%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 97 (8.23%) RStudio
2 80 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 78 (6.62%) Artifactory
4 50 (4.24%) JIRA
5 37 (3.14%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.76%) PVCS
6 9 (0.76%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.59%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.59%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.42%) Xcode
9 4 (0.34%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.34%) GitLab
10 3 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.25%) gulp
10 3 (0.25%) Maven
10 3 (0.25%) Selenium
10 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.17%) JUnit
11 2 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 353 (29.94%) Finance
2 161 (13.66%) Front Office
3 122 (10.35%) Public Sector
4 117 (9.92%) Banking
5 71 (6.02%) Investment Banking
6 40 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 38 (3.22%) Law
8 35 (2.97%) Legal
9 31 (2.63%) Marketing
10 19 (1.61%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.27%) Retail
12 14 (1.19%) Back Office
13 12 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.93%) Local Government
15 9 (0.76%) German Language
16 8 (0.68%) Games
17 7 (0.59%) Police
18 6 (0.51%) Advertising
18 6 (0.51%) Electronics
18 6 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 208 (17.64%) Developer
2 154 (13.06%) Analyst
3 110 (9.33%) Project Manager
4 98 (8.31%) AWS Developer
5 87 (7.38%) Architect
6 81 (6.87%) AWS Engineer
7 67 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 64 (5.43%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.16%) User Researcher
10 46 (3.90%) Python Developer
11 42 (3.56%) Java Engineer
12 41 (3.48%) Lead Developer
13 40 (3.39%) Python Engineer
14 39 (3.31%) Consultant
15 38 (3.22%) Java Software Developer
16 37 (3.14%) Lead Java Developer
16 37 (3.14%) Lead Software Developer
17 34 (2.88%) Software Engineer
18 30 (2.54%) Designer
18 30 (2.54%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (14.25%) Web Services
2 131 (11.11%) React
3 127 (10.77%) AngularJS
4 89 (7.55%) J2EE
4 89 (7.55%) Node.js
5 70 (5.94%) Vue.js
6 65 (5.51%) .NET
7 64 (5.43%) J2SE
8 38 (3.22%) CSS
9 31 (2.63%) HTML
10 21 (1.78%) .NET Core
11 16 (1.36%) REST
12 15 (1.27%) JSON
12 15 (1.27%) Middleware
13 13 (1.10%) RESTful
14 12 (1.02%) SOAP
15 11 (0.93%) GraphQL
16 10 (0.85%) .NET Framework
16 10 (0.85%) Redux
16 10 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 283 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (13.15%) Fixed Income
3 154 (13.06%) Derivative
4 150 (12.72%) Equities
5 90 (7.63%) Management Information System
6 87 (7.38%) Hedge funds
7 75 (6.36%) User Experience
8 74 (6.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 38 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (2.63%) Blog
11 25 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.95%) Virtual Team
13 22 (1.87%) Public Cloud
14 21 (1.78%) Data Centre
15 14 (1.19%) Data Structures
15 14 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
15 14 (1.19%) NHS
16 13 (1.10%) Mobile App
17 12 (1.02%) Algorithms
18 7 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 61 (5.17%) Windows
2 41 (3.48%) Linux
3 17 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.10%) Unix
5 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.42%) Solaris
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.34%) AIX
10 4 (0.34%) Android
10 4 (0.34%) HPUX
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.085%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.085%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.085%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (19.93%) Problem-Solving
3 200 (16.96%) DevOps
4 170 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 169 (14.33%) Asset Management
6 164 (13.91%) Software Engineering
7 161 (13.66%) Project Management
8 149 (12.64%) Scrum
9 141 (11.96%) Analytics
10 117 (9.92%) Business Analysis
11 115 (9.75%) Risk Management
12 97 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
13 92 (7.80%) Investment Management
14 86 (7.29%) Portfolio Management
15 75 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
16 74 (6.28%) Project Delivery
17 70 (5.94%) Change Management
18 69 (5.85%) Deployment Automation
19 66 (5.60%) Visualisation
20 64 (5.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 195 (16.54%) Java
2 193 (16.37%) Python
3 152 (12.89%) JavaScript
4 148 (12.55%) SQL
5 92 (7.80%) R
6 59 (5.00%) C#
7 33 (2.80%) C++
8 27 (2.29%) PowerShell
9 24 (2.04%) TypeScript
10 20 (1.70%) C
11 17 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.93%) PHP
13 10 (0.85%) Ruby
13 10 (0.85%) VBA
14 8 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.59%) VBScript
16 5 (0.42%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 204 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 163 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 129 (10.94%) Degree
4 31 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.44%) CISSP
6 15 (1.27%) APMP
7 11 (0.93%) GIAC
7 11 (0.93%) ISEB
8 10 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.76%) PMP
10 8 (0.68%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.59%) HND
11 7 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.51%) CISM
12 6 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.51%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.65%) QA
2 30 (2.54%) PMO
3 20 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 14 (1.19%) GDPR
5 13 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.10%) WCAG
6 10 (0.85%) RMADS
7 8 (0.68%) COBIT
8 6 (0.51%) SLA
9 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.34%) GxP
10 4 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.34%) NIST
10 4 (0.34%) P3O
11 3 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
11 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.17%) PSD2
System Software
1 119 (10.09%) Docker
2 32 (2.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.68%) vSphere
6 7 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.42%) XenApp
8 4 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
10 2 (0.17%) HDFS
10 2 (0.17%) LXC
10 2 (0.17%) NFS
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.085%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.085%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.085%) vCloud
11 1 (0.085%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 103 (8.74%) Kubernetes
2 78 (6.62%) Terraform
3 10 (0.85%) Ansible
4 9 (0.76%) Puppet
5 8 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.51%) SCCM
7 5 (0.42%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.42%) SCOM
8 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.17%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.17%) Graphite
9 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.17%) Nagios
9 2 (0.17%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.17%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 154 (13.06%) Microsoft
2 74 (6.28%) Google
3 44 (3.73%) SAP
4 34 (2.88%) Oracle
5 32 (2.71%) Tableau
6 26 (2.21%) VMware
7 18 (1.53%) Ariba
8 15 (1.27%) Cisco
9 14 (1.19%) Adobe
10 11 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.93%) Citrix
10 11 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.68%) IBM
11 8 (0.68%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.59%) HP
13 6 (0.51%) NEC
14 5 (0.42%) CA Agile Central
14 5 (0.42%) Dell
14 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.42%) Sybase