Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 275 298
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 +43
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 500 268 775
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.83% 0.93%
As % of the General category 1.64% 1.58% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 183 493
10th Percentile £306 £276 £300
25th Percentile £394 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +1.12%
75th Percentile £575 £549 £575
90th Percentile £657 £635 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 11
Median hourly rate £65.50 £52.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year +24.76% +171.18% -54.45%
UK median hourly rate £65.50 £52.50 £39.18
% change year-on-year +24.76% +34.01% -7.82%

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 30,530 16,941 43,407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.32% 52.47% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,596 11,421 28,576
10th Percentile £310 £275 £278
25th Percentile £408 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,127 626 1,314
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.42 £10.86
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.91% +3.16% +7.32%
75th Percentile £40.00 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.35 £53.13 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.36 £20.56 £19.36
% change year-on-year -5.85% +6.21% +7.56%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -24 280 £500 +2.56% 46
South East -12 72 £438 +9.38% 27
North of England -17 53 £437 +31.35% 13
Midlands -30 34 £488 +8.33% 13
North West -20 29 £437 +28.46% 10
West Midlands -20 28 £475 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire -9 24 £463 +42.31%
East of England -20 19 £419 +8.06% 14
South West -18 12 £193 -45.00% 9
East Midlands -23 6 £585 +30.00% 4
North East -3 2 £120 -7.69% 3
Documentation Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 239 (47.80%) Social Skills
2 176 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 120 (24.00%) Azure
5 105 (21.00%) Finance
6 99 (19.80%) Windows
7 93 (18.60%) SQL
8 75 (15.00%) Scrum
9 71 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
10 69 (13.80%) DevOps
11 65 (13.00%) Active Directory
12 60 (12.00%) Java
13 59 (11.80%) Python
14 58 (11.60%) Oracle
14 58 (11.60%) Migration
15 55 (11.00%) Banking
15 55 (11.00%) AWS
16 54 (10.80%) JavaScript
17 53 (10.60%) PowerShell
18 52 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 52 (10.40%) Degree
19 51 (10.20%) Git (software)
20 50 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
21 49 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (9.80%) Presentation Skills
22 48 (9.60%) Security Cleared
23 46 (9.20%) Linux
23 46 (9.20%) ITIL
24 41 (8.20%) Cisco
24 41 (8.20%) VMware

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 33 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 29 (5.80%) Confluence
3 20 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 17 (3.40%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.00%) MS Project Server
6 8 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.40%) CMS
8 6 (1.20%) IBM Domino
9 5 (1.00%) Apache
9 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.80%) Headless CMS
10 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.60%) IIS
12 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.40%) SAS
12 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (5.40%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) InVision
5 2 (0.40%) Marvel
5 2 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.40%) Sketch
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) Figma
Business Applications
1 7 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.60%) Cloudability
2 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.60%) Elite 3E
2 3 (0.60%) Magento
2 3 (0.60%) Shopify
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.40%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 120 (24.00%) Azure
2 55 (11.00%) AWS
3 50 (10.00%) Microsoft 365
4 28 (5.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (4.60%) Power Platform
6 22 (4.40%) PaaS
7 20 (4.00%) SaaS
8 18 (3.60%) GCP
9 16 (3.20%) GitHub
9 16 (3.20%) IaaS
10 12 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.80%) OneDrive
12 7 (1.40%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 7 (1.40%) Serverless
13 5 (1.00%) Apigee
13 5 (1.00%) npm
14 4 (0.80%) Azure Functions
14 4 (0.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 3 (0.60%) Azure Service Bus
15 3 (0.60%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.60%) LAN
2 25 (5.00%) DNS
3 20 (4.00%) WAN
4 19 (3.80%) Firewall
5 18 (3.60%) VPN
6 14 (2.80%) Network Security
7 13 (2.60%) DHCP
8 9 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.80%) Wireless
9 8 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.40%) BGP
10 7 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (1.40%) SAN
10 7 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.20%) Cisco Firepower
11 6 (1.20%) Internet
12 5 (1.00%) MPLS
12 5 (1.00%) OSPF
12 5 (1.00%) Skype
12 5 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 21 (4.20%) Hadoop
3 21 (4.20%) Power BI
4 19 (3.80%) NoSQL
5 16 (3.20%) Big Data
6 15 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.80%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.00%) DB2
11 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 36 (7.20%) JIRA
3 33 (6.60%) Jenkins
4 27 (5.40%) Selenium
5 22 (4.40%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (4.00%) Maven
6 20 (4.00%) Subversion
7 19 (3.80%) JUnit
8 15 (3.00%) FishEye
8 15 (3.00%) TestNG
9 10 (2.00%) GitLab
10 9 (1.80%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.00%) AppVeyor
12 5 (1.00%) Protractor
12 5 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.80%) Cypress.io
13 4 (0.80%) Mocha
14 3 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
General
1 239 (47.80%) Social Skills
2 105 (21.00%) Finance
3 55 (11.00%) Banking
4 49 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (9.80%) Presentation Skills
5 26 (5.20%) Investment Banking
5 26 (5.20%) Marketing
6 23 (4.60%) Organisational Skills
7 20 (4.00%) Public Sector
8 17 (3.40%) Legal
9 14 (2.80%) Retail
10 10 (2.00%) Front Office
10 10 (2.00%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.80%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.60%) Law
13 6 (1.20%) Billing
13 6 (1.20%) Electronics
13 6 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.80%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (20.00%) Analyst
2 87 (17.40%) Developer
3 71 (14.20%) Architect
4 50 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 41 (8.20%) Consultant
6 33 (6.60%) Java Developer
6 33 (6.60%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (4.40%) Full Stack Developer
8 20 (4.00%) Azure Architect
9 19 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (3.80%) Project Manager
10 18 (3.60%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 16 (3.20%) Administrator
12 14 (2.80%) .NET Developer
12 14 (2.80%) Agile Developer
12 14 (2.80%) Agile Java Developer
13 13 (2.60%) Technical Analyst
14 12 (2.40%) Network Engineer
15 10 (2.00%) Build Engineer
15 10 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.40%) JSON
2 31 (6.20%) HTML
3 30 (6.00%) Spring
4 29 (5.80%) XML
5 26 (5.20%) AngularJS
5 26 (5.20%) CSS
5 26 (5.20%) Node.js
6 21 (4.20%) .NET
7 18 (3.60%) Web Services
8 17 (3.40%) HTML5
8 17 (3.40%) RESTful
9 15 (3.00%) Java EE
9 15 (3.00%) Java EE 5
10 14 (2.80%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.80%) React
11 13 (2.60%) Akka
11 13 (2.60%) Entity Framework
12 12 (2.40%) Kafka
12 12 (2.40%) REST
13 10 (2.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.40%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.80%) User Experience
4 14 (2.80%) Clustering
5 13 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.60%) Replication
6 12 (2.40%) NHS
7 11 (2.20%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 10 (2.00%) PKI
9 9 (1.80%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.80%) FMCG
10 8 (1.60%) Market Risk
10 8 (1.60%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.40%) Swaptions
12 6 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.20%) Social Media
13 5 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
14 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 99 (19.80%) Windows
2 46 (9.20%) Linux
3 41 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 21 (4.20%) Unix
5 17 (3.40%) Windows 10
6 13 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.40%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.20%) Android
12 5 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.00%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.40%) AIX
14 2 (0.40%) CatOS
14 2 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (35.20%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (15.00%) Scrum
3 71 (14.20%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (13.80%) DevOps
5 58 (11.60%) Migration
6 52 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 46 (9.20%) ITIL
8 41 (8.20%) Test Automation
9 37 (7.40%) Project Management
10 35 (7.00%) Microservices
11 32 (6.40%) Computer Science
11 32 (6.40%) Full Stack Development
12 31 (6.20%) Analytics
12 31 (6.20%) BDD
12 31 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (6.20%) Data Modelling
12 31 (6.20%) TDD
13 29 (5.80%) ETL
13 29 (5.80%) Integration Testing
14 28 (5.60%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 93 (18.60%) SQL
2 60 (12.00%) Java
3 59 (11.80%) Python
4 54 (10.80%) JavaScript
5 53 (10.60%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.20%) Shell Script
7 20 (4.00%) C#
8 19 (3.80%) C++
9 18 (3.60%) Java 8
9 18 (3.60%) R
10 15 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.60%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.80%) Scala
13 8 (1.60%) C
13 8 (1.60%) Perl
14 7 (1.40%) VBA
15 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.20%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.20%) Search Processing Language
16 4 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (10.40%) Degree
2 48 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 35 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.60%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.40%) Numerate Degree
9 11 (2.20%) CCNA
10 8 (1.60%) CCIE
10 8 (1.60%) CISSP
10 8 (1.60%) MCSE
11 7 (1.40%) CCNP
12 5 (1.00%) ISEB
12 5 (1.00%) MCP
13 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.60%) CCIE Security
14 3 (0.60%) CISM
14 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.20%) QA
2 16 (3.20%) SLA
3 9 (1.80%) GDPR
4 8 (1.60%) Accessibility
4 8 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.00%) PMO
7 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.60%) MiFID
8 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.40%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.40%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.40%) NIST
9 2 (0.40%) UCITS
10 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.20%) GRC
10 1 (0.20%) HL7
10 1 (0.20%) SOC 2
System Software
1 65 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.80%) Docker
3 23 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.80%) Platform Symphony
5 12 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.60%) vSphere
9 2 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.40%) HDFS
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.40%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.40%) RACF
9 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.20%) Ceph
10 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (3.80%) SCCM
2 14 (2.80%) Ansible
3 12 (2.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 12 (2.40%) Puppet
4 10 (2.00%) Kubernetes
4 10 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.40%) Nessus
7 6 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.20%) SCOM
8 5 (1.00%) Salt
8 5 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.80%) Control-M
10 3 (0.60%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.40%) Oozie
11 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.60%) Oracle
3 41 (8.20%) Cisco
3 41 (8.20%) VMware
4 17 (3.40%) SAP
5 12 (2.40%) CheckPoint
5 12 (2.40%) Citrix
5 12 (2.40%) F5
5 12 (2.40%) Red Hat
5 12 (2.40%) ServiceNow
6 10 (2.00%) Borland
6 10 (2.00%) Lumension
6 10 (2.00%) Meraki
7 9 (1.80%) Google
7 9 (1.80%) Juniper
7 9 (1.80%) Palo Alto
8 8 (1.60%) Adobe
8 8 (1.60%) ESRI
8 8 (1.60%) HP
8 8 (1.60%) Telerik