Period
to 27 September 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 September 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 138 170
Rank change year-on-year +65 +32 -21
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 805 1,567 1,543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.17% 1.95% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 2.24% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 933 973
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £322 £305
90th Percentile £688 £650 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 38
Median hourly rate £41.50 £35.00 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.57% +48.02% +43.30%
10th Percentile £20.75 £14.92 £11.17
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £52.58
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +54.00% +51.52%

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 22,038 69,893 81,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.84% 87.15% 87.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,113 46,358 54,515
Median daily rate £475 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 2,009 2,196
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +19.05% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.84 £11.18
90th Percentile £54.07 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.24 £20.62
% change year-on-year +44.42% +17.52% -15.83%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +59 430 £550 +9.45% 83
South East +56 132 £475 +5.56% 30
North of England +35 81 £428 -5.00% 34
Midlands +104 78 £423 -3.98% 30
North West +51 55 £353 -20.56% 19
South West +40 50 £500 -2.91% 27
West Midlands +71 47 £550 +37.50% 17
East Midlands +74 30 £321 -27.16% 13
Yorkshire +18 18 £454 +0.78% 9
East of England +56 11 £500 +6.95% 24
North East +26 8 £525 - 6
Decision-Making
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 369 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (31.43%) Finance
3 199 (24.72%) Security Cleared
4 188 (23.35%) DevOps
5 178 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
6 177 (21.99%) AWS
7 163 (20.25%) Python
8 161 (20.00%) Java
9 151 (18.76%) Azure
10 150 (18.63%) Asset Management
11 146 (18.14%) Software Engineering
11 146 (18.14%) SC Cleared
12 145 (18.01%) Web Services
13 139 (17.27%) Front Office
14 133 (16.52%) Derivative
15 132 (16.40%) Fixed Income
16 130 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
17 129 (16.02%) Equities
18 127 (15.78%) Microsoft
19 120 (14.91%) JavaScript
20 111 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 110 (13.66%) React
21 110 (13.66%) AngularJS
22 107 (13.29%) Business Analysis
22 107 (13.29%) Public Sector
23 101 (12.55%) Analytics
24 99 (12.30%) Project Management
24 99 (12.30%) Risk Management
25 98 (12.17%) Banking
26 92 (11.43%) Portfolio 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 29 (3.60%) Confluence
2 23 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.12%) Jupyter
4 7 (0.87%) CMS
5 5 (0.62%) Apache
5 5 (0.62%) SAS
6 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.50%) JBoss
7 2 (0.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.25%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 89 (11.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.37%) Simulink
7 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.12%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (1.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.75%) Primavera
3 6 (0.75%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.37%) BASE24
5 3 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.25%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 177 (21.99%) AWS
2 151 (18.76%) Azure
3 91 (11.30%) GCP
4 66 (8.20%) Serverless
5 62 (7.70%) Amazon S3
5 62 (7.70%) AWS Lambda
5 62 (7.70%) OpenShift
6 60 (7.45%) Amazon SQS
7 57 (7.08%) AWS CloudFormation
8 56 (6.96%) Amazon EC2
9 53 (6.58%) Amazon ECS
10 46 (5.71%) Power Platform
11 28 (3.48%) Office 365
12 15 (1.86%) PaaS
13 13 (1.61%) Google Analytics
14 12 (1.49%) SaaS
15 11 (1.37%) PowerApps
16 10 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
17 9 (1.12%) Google Tag Manager
18 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.74%) Network Security
2 12 (1.49%) Firewall
3 11 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (1.12%) SAN
5 7 (0.87%) DNS
5 7 (0.87%) iSCSI
6 6 (0.75%) WAN
7 5 (0.62%) ATM
7 5 (0.62%) LAN
7 5 (0.62%) Skype
7 5 (0.62%) Wireless
8 4 (0.50%) DHCP
8 4 (0.50%) HTTP
8 4 (0.50%) Internet
8 4 (0.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.25%) Intranet
10 2 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.71%) Amazon RDS
1 54 (6.71%) Amazon Redshift
2 45 (5.59%) Power BI
3 42 (5.22%) SQL Server
4 32 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.11%) NoSQL
6 21 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.99%) Big Data
7 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (1.74%) MySQL
8 14 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.49%) Data Lake
10 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (1.24%) Data Mining
11 10 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 90 (11.18%) RStudio
2 64 (7.95%) Artifactory
3 53 (6.58%) Jenkins
4 38 (4.72%) JIRA
5 22 (2.73%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.62%) Gradle
7 5 (0.62%) JUnit
7 5 (0.62%) Liquibase
7 5 (0.62%) Maven
8 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.37%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.37%) VersaTest
9 3 (0.37%) Xcode
10 2 (0.25%) Ant
10 2 (0.25%) GitLab
10 2 (0.25%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 253 (31.43%) Finance
2 139 (17.27%) Front Office
3 107 (13.29%) Public Sector
4 98 (12.17%) Banking
5 69 (8.57%) Investment Banking
6 35 (4.35%) Law
7 30 (3.73%) Legal
7 30 (3.73%) Marketing
8 26 (3.23%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.86%) Electronics
10 12 (1.49%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.24%) Police
12 9 (1.12%) Local Government
12 9 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.12%) Retail
13 8 (0.99%) Publishing
14 5 (0.62%) Back Office
14 5 (0.62%) Games
14 5 (0.62%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 175 (21.74%) Developer
2 100 (12.42%) Analyst
3 98 (12.17%) AWS Engineer
4 91 (11.30%) AWS Developer
5 72 (8.94%) Architect
6 48 (5.96%) Java Developer
7 43 (5.34%) Project Manager
8 42 (5.22%) Python Engineer
9 38 (4.72%) Java Engineer
9 38 (4.72%) Python Developer
10 34 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
11 33 (4.10%) JavaScript Engineer
12 32 (3.98%) Business Analyst
13 31 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
14 29 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 27 (3.35%) Software Engineer
16 23 (2.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 23 (2.86%) Data Analyst
17 22 (2.73%) Java Software Developer
17 22 (2.73%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (18.01%) Web Services
2 110 (13.66%) AngularJS
2 110 (13.66%) React
3 70 (8.70%) Node.js
4 69 (8.57%) Vue.js
5 65 (8.07%) J2EE
6 44 (5.47%) J2SE
7 35 (4.35%) CSS
8 32 (3.98%) .NET
9 21 (2.61%) HTML
10 15 (1.86%) Redux
11 10 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (1.12%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.12%) Backbone.js
12 9 (1.12%) Spring
13 8 (0.99%) .NET Core
13 8 (0.99%) Middleware
13 8 (0.99%) RESTful
14 7 (0.87%) NumPy
14 7 (0.87%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 178 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (16.52%) Derivative
3 132 (16.40%) Fixed Income
4 129 (16.02%) Equities
5 81 (10.06%) Hedge funds
6 68 (8.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 67 (8.32%) Management Information System
8 53 (6.58%) User Experience
9 29 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (2.61%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.99%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
13 13 (1.61%) Blog
14 12 (1.49%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.49%) Data Structures
15 11 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (1.37%) Data Centre
16 9 (1.12%) CMDB
16 9 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
17 8 (0.99%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.59%) Windows
2 43 (5.34%) Linux
3 12 (1.49%) Unix
4 10 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.12%) CentOS
6 6 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.37%) Solaris
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Android
9 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.25%) HPUX
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (45.84%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (23.35%) DevOps
3 150 (18.63%) Asset Management
4 146 (18.14%) Software Engineering
5 130 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
6 111 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 107 (13.29%) Business Analysis
8 101 (12.55%) Analytics
9 99 (12.30%) Project Management
9 99 (12.30%) Risk Management
10 92 (11.43%) Portfolio Management
11 88 (10.93%) Scrum
12 84 (10.43%) Investment Management
13 73 (9.07%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 62 (7.70%) Visualisation
16 58 (7.20%) Business Case
17 54 (6.71%) Line Management
17 54 (6.71%) Project Delivery
18 53 (6.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 163 (20.25%) Python
2 161 (20.00%) Java
3 120 (14.91%) JavaScript
4 83 (10.31%) SQL
5 66 (8.20%) R
6 34 (4.22%) C#
7 24 (2.98%) C++
8 22 (2.73%) C
9 16 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.74%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.12%) VBA
12 7 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.62%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.50%) Java 8
15 4 (0.50%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.50%) PHP
16 3 (0.37%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (24.72%) Security Cleared
2 146 (18.14%) SC Cleared
3 77 (9.57%) Degree
4 47 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 24 (2.98%) CISSP
6 18 (2.24%) GIAC
7 11 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.24%) PhD
9 9 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.75%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.75%) CISM
10 6 (0.75%) EXIN
10 6 (0.75%) HND
11 5 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.50%) CCSA
12 4 (0.50%) CEH
12 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.50%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.86%) QA
2 17 (2.11%) WCAG
3 16 (1.99%) PMO
4 15 (1.86%) COBIT
5 13 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.24%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.12%) GDPR
7 9 (1.12%) NIST
8 8 (0.99%) SLA
9 5 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.62%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.50%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.50%) RMADS
10 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.37%) IFRS
12 2 (0.25%) NCSC
13 1 (0.12%) CDISC
13 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (10.06%) Docker
2 21 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.87%) NFS
4 7 (0.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.25%) vCloud
5 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (9.69%) Kubernetes
2 59 (7.33%) Terraform
3 15 (1.86%) Ansible
4 10 (1.24%) Puppet
5 8 (0.99%) Consul
5 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.99%) Packer
6 3 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.37%) Kibana
6 3 (0.37%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.37%) SCCM
6 3 (0.37%) vRealize
7 2 (0.25%) Grafana
8 1 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.12%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.12%) Rancher
8 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 127 (15.78%) Microsoft
2 88 (10.93%) Google
3 36 (4.47%) Oracle
4 30 (3.73%) SAP
5 24 (2.98%) Tableau
6 14 (1.74%) Cisco
7 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint
7 12 (1.49%) F5
7 12 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 12 (1.49%) VMware
8 10 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.24%) Informatica
8 10 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.24%) Splunk
9 9 (1.12%) Ariba
10 8 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.75%) Adobe
12 5 (0.62%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.50%) Blue Coat
13 4 (0.50%) Teradata