Period
to 21 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Documentation Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 21 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Documentation Skills
UK > England
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 294 332
Rank change year-on-year -12 +38 +7
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 581 214 636
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.61% 1.47% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 142 394
10th Percentile £303 £275 £265
25th Percentile £400 £340 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +4.41%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £588 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 11
10th Percentile £40.61 £19.95 "
25th Percentile £48.25 £23.00 £19.36
Median hourly rate £63.00 £41.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +51.81% -7.78% +193.83%
75th Percentile £65.54 £42.75 £48.38
90th Percentile £72.59 £56.70 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £41.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +51.81% -4.60% +184.04%

Documentation Skills is in the General Skills 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 36,181 14,539 39,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.50% 53.40% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,763 9,968 26,078
10th Percentile £307 £278 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 485 1,346
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.14
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +3.89%
75th Percentile £41.96 £42.75 £39.69
90th Percentile £59.83 £51.66 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -13.64% +16.56% +7.86%

Documentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Documentation Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Skills in England

Documentation Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in England.

Daily rate trend for Documentation Skills in England

Documentation Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Documentation Skills in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Documentation Skills in England

Documentation Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in England.

Hourly rate trend for Documentation Skills in England

Documentation Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Documentation Skills in England over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Documentation Skills in England

Documentation Skills
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 Documentation Skills within the England region over the 6 months to 21 October 2021. 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 -50 306 £515 -0.72% 52
South East -40 73 £438 -11.34% 19
North of England -30 62 £425 +25.00% 25
East of England -26 43 £425 +54.55% 17
Midlands -55 37 £500 +33.33% 27
North West -37 34 £450 +53.19% 18
Yorkshire -28 28 £306 -17.23% 6
West Midlands -65 23 £500 +33.33% 15
South West -48 21 £388 +14.81% 3
East Midlands -25 13 £500 -28.57% 12
Documentation Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Skills 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 Documentation Skills.

1 296 (50.95%) Social Skills
2 191 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (26.85%) Microsoft
4 130 (22.38%) Azure
5 123 (21.17%) Finance
6 92 (15.83%) SQL
7 90 (15.49%) Windows
8 72 (12.39%) Migration
9 67 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
10 64 (11.02%) Active Directory
10 64 (11.02%) DevOps
11 60 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
11 60 (10.33%) Git (software)
12 58 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 57 (9.81%) JavaScript
13 57 (9.81%) Microsoft 365
14 56 (9.64%) Scrum
15 54 (9.29%) Linux
15 54 (9.29%) AWS
16 53 (9.12%) Security Cleared
17 52 (8.95%) Python
17 52 (8.95%) Java
18 51 (8.78%) Oracle
18 51 (8.78%) Presentation Skills
19 50 (8.61%) Marketing
20 48 (8.26%) QA
21 47 (8.09%) Degree
21 47 (8.09%) Banking
21 47 (8.09%) ITIL
22 46 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel

Documentation Skills
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 41 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 29 (4.99%) Confluence
3 12 (2.07%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.38%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.03%) Apache
6 6 (1.03%) IBM Domino
6 6 (1.03%) MS Project Server
6 6 (1.03%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.86%) IIS
8 4 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.69%) CMS
8 4 (0.69%) SAS
8 4 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (5.51%) MS Visio
3 30 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.52%) InVision
7 3 (0.52%) Marvel
7 3 (0.52%) Sketch
8 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Smart View
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.17%) Figma
Business Applications
1 31 (5.34%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.52%) Cloudability
3 3 (0.52%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.52%) Magento
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 3 (0.52%) SAP Retail
3 3 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.52%) Shopify
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.17%) HFM
5 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 130 (22.38%) Azure
2 57 (9.81%) Microsoft 365
3 54 (9.29%) AWS
4 41 (7.06%) Dynamics 365
5 31 (5.34%) Power Platform
6 27 (4.65%) SaaS
7 26 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (3.79%) GCP
9 21 (3.61%) PaaS
10 14 (2.41%) IaaS
11 12 (2.07%) GitHub
12 9 (1.55%) OneDrive
12 9 (1.55%) Serverless
13 8 (1.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.03%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.86%) Apigee
15 5 (0.86%) Azure Service Bus
15 5 (0.86%) npm
15 5 (0.86%) Yammer
16 4 (0.69%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.79%) Firewall
2 21 (3.61%) LAN
3 17 (2.93%) DNS
3 17 (2.93%) VPN
4 14 (2.41%) Network Security
5 13 (2.24%) SAN
6 11 (1.89%) BGP
6 11 (1.89%) DHCP
7 10 (1.72%) WAN
8 8 (1.38%) OSPF
8 8 (1.38%) Wireless
9 6 (1.03%) EIGRP
9 6 (1.03%) Skype
10 5 (0.86%) HTTP
10 5 (0.86%) Internet
10 5 (0.86%) MPLS
10 5 (0.86%) SNMP
10 5 (0.86%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.69%) 802.11
11 4 (0.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.16%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.30%) Power BI
4 19 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.27%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.10%) Big Data
6 16 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (2.58%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.07%) Data Lake
8 12 (2.07%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.20%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.86%) Electronic Patient Records
14 4 (0.69%) DB2
14 4 (0.69%) Metadata
14 4 (0.69%) MySQL
14 4 (0.69%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 60 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 37 (6.37%) Jenkins
2 37 (6.37%) JIRA
3 26 (4.48%) Selenium
4 22 (3.79%) Cucumber
5 21 (3.61%) Subversion
6 19 (3.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (3.10%) JUnit
7 18 (3.10%) Maven
8 14 (2.41%) FishEye
8 14 (2.41%) TestNG
9 10 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.20%) GitLab
10 7 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.03%) AppVeyor
11 6 (1.03%) git-flow
11 6 (1.03%) Mocha
11 6 (1.03%) Protractor
11 6 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.86%) MorphX
General
1 296 (50.95%) Social Skills
2 123 (21.17%) Finance
3 60 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (8.78%) Presentation Skills
5 50 (8.61%) Marketing
6 47 (8.09%) Banking
7 22 (3.79%) Organisational Skills
7 22 (3.79%) Public Sector
7 22 (3.79%) Retail
8 20 (3.44%) Influencing Skills
9 16 (2.75%) Investment Banking
9 16 (2.75%) Legal
9 16 (2.75%) Manufacturing
9 16 (2.75%) Telecoms
10 14 (2.41%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.89%) Law
12 10 (1.72%) Electronics
13 9 (1.55%) Front Office
14 7 (1.20%) General Ledger
15 6 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 133 (22.89%) Analyst
2 82 (14.11%) Developer
3 80 (13.77%) Business Analyst
4 66 (11.36%) Architect
5 65 (11.19%) Consultant
6 25 (4.30%) Project Manager
7 24 (4.13%) Functional Consultant
7 24 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
8 23 (3.96%) Java Developer
9 22 (3.79%) Administrator
10 19 (3.27%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (2.75%) Designer
11 16 (2.75%) Support Engineer
11 16 (2.75%) Technical Consultant
12 15 (2.58%) Azure Architect
12 15 (2.58%) Insurance Business Analyst
13 14 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 14 (2.41%) Data Engineer
13 14 (2.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.41%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.02%) HTML
2 31 (5.34%) JSON
3 30 (5.16%) XML
4 27 (4.65%) .NET
4 27 (4.65%) CSS
4 27 (4.65%) Spring
5 25 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 22 (3.79%) Node.js
6 22 (3.79%) RESTful
7 19 (3.27%) HTML5
8 16 (2.75%) Web Services
9 15 (2.58%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.58%) Entity Framework
10 14 (2.41%) Java EE
10 14 (2.41%) Java EE 5
11 13 (2.24%) LDAP
12 12 (2.07%) Akka
12 12 (2.07%) React
12 12 (2.07%) REST
13 10 (1.72%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.99%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.82%) User Experience
3 26 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.75%) NHS
5 12 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.07%) Replication
6 10 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.72%) Market Risk
7 9 (1.55%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.38%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.38%) Clustering
8 8 (1.38%) FMCG
8 8 (1.38%) Swaptions
9 6 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.03%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.03%) Social Media
10 5 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 90 (15.49%) Windows
2 54 (9.29%) Linux
3 35 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.61%) Unix
5 19 (3.27%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.20%) Android
8 7 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 2 (0.34%) SUSE
13 1 (0.17%) Debian
13 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (32.87%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (12.39%) Migration
3 67 (11.53%) Problem-Solving
4 64 (11.02%) DevOps
5 58 (9.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (9.64%) Scrum
7 47 (8.09%) ITIL
8 45 (7.75%) Test Automation
8 45 (7.75%) User Stories
9 41 (7.06%) Data Modelling
10 40 (6.88%) GAP Analysis
10 40 (6.88%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
12 38 (6.54%) Requirements Gathering
13 36 (6.20%) Microservices
14 33 (5.68%) Analytics
14 33 (5.68%) Data Migration
14 33 (5.68%) SDLC
15 32 (5.51%) Mentoring
15 32 (5.51%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 92 (15.83%) SQL
2 57 (9.81%) JavaScript
3 52 (8.95%) Java
3 52 (8.95%) Python
4 40 (6.88%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.13%) C#
6 21 (3.61%) C++
7 18 (3.10%) R
8 17 (2.93%) Java 8
9 14 (2.41%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.41%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.07%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.72%) C
11 10 (1.72%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.72%) VBA
12 8 (1.38%) Perl
13 6 (1.03%) Search Processing Language
14 5 (0.86%) ES6
14 5 (0.86%) Groovy
14 5 (0.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.09%) Degree
3 41 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 35 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.72%) MCSE
8 9 (1.55%) CCIE
8 9 (1.55%) MCP
8 9 (1.55%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (1.03%) CISSP
10 5 (0.86%) CCNA
10 5 (0.86%) CCNP
10 5 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.69%) MCITP
12 3 (0.52%) LPIC
12 3 (0.52%) OCP
12 3 (0.52%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.26%) QA
2 17 (2.93%) SLA
3 10 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.38%) GDPR
4 8 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.86%) NIST
6 5 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.69%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.52%) IFRS
8 3 (0.52%) PMO
9 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.34%) GRC
9 2 (0.34%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.34%) ITGC
10 1 (0.17%) COBIT
10 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.17%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 64 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.82%) Docker
3 18 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.03%) Platform Symphony
7 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.52%) vSphere
10 2 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.34%) RACF
11 1 (0.17%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.17%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.17%) XenApp
11 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (3.61%) Ansible
2 19 (3.27%) SCCM
3 16 (2.75%) Terraform
4 13 (2.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 13 (2.24%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.72%) Puppet
6 9 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.20%) SCOM
8 5 (0.86%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.86%) Nessus
8 5 (0.86%) Salt
8 5 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.69%) Control-M
9 4 (0.69%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 156 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.78%) Oracle
3 36 (6.20%) VMware
4 34 (5.85%) Cisco
5 24 (4.13%) SAP
6 17 (2.93%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.75%) Citrix
7 16 (2.75%) IBM
8 12 (2.07%) CheckPoint
8 12 (2.07%) Google
9 11 (1.89%) HP
9 11 (1.89%) ServiceNow
9 11 (1.89%) Splunk
10 9 (1.55%) Adobe
10 9 (1.55%) Databricks
10 9 (1.55%) Informatica
10 9 (1.55%) Telerik
11 8 (1.38%) ESRI
12 7 (1.20%) Borland
12 7 (1.20%) Salesforce.com