Period
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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 339 288 298
Rank change year-on-year -51 +10 +25
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 529 395 368
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.33% 1.64% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 271 231
10th Percentile £350 £285 £228
25th Percentile £413 £400 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -8.60%
75th Percentile £588 £553 £538
90th Percentile £688 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £515 £474 £410
% change year-on-year +8.76% +15.49% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
10th Percentile £37.70 £45.00 £38.50
25th Percentile £45.31 £51.00 £44.08
Median hourly rate £52.00 £60.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +42.86%
75th Percentile £57.42 £65.54 £56.50
90th Percentile £61.45 £73.45 £61.20
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £58.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.90% +16.00% +83.96%

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 39,880 24,017 22,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 56.73% 53.02% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,919 16,229 14,910
10th Percentile £318 £300 £253
25th Percentile £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £602 £588
90th Percentile £756 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,296 948 910
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.36
25th Percentile £14.72 £14.25 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.32 £19.70
Median % change year-on-year -3.67% +13.30% +5.07%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.19 £38.73
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.08 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -71 259 £518 +3.50% 41
South East +8 106 £520 +22.35% 26
North of England -62 37 £500 +2.56% 18
Midlands -33 33 £400 -11.11% 17
East of England -22 25 £400 +56.86% 13
South West -23 25 £450 +5.88% 5
North West -37 25 £533 +34.81% 7
East Midlands -2 16 £388 +9.93% 10
West Midlands -46 16 £475 +5.56% 7
Yorkshire -55 10 £463 -7.50% 8
North East -10 2 £505 +320.83% 3
Documentation Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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.

1 298 (56.33%) Social Skills
2 161 (30.43%) Finance
3 128 (24.20%) Agile
4 119 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 115 (21.74%) Azure
6 85 (16.07%) Security Cleared
7 83 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
8 82 (15.50%) Windows
9 74 (13.99%) ITIL
9 74 (13.99%) DevOps
10 73 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
11 67 (12.67%) SC Cleared
12 66 (12.48%) Linux
12 66 (12.48%) Firewall
13 61 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 60 (11.34%) Migration
15 56 (10.59%) SQL
16 52 (9.83%) PowerShell
17 50 (9.45%) Oracle
18 48 (9.07%) AWS
19 47 (8.88%) Cisco
19 47 (8.88%) Change Management
20 45 (8.51%) Risk Management
20 45 (8.51%) Project Management
20 45 (8.51%) Banking
21 44 (8.32%) Degree
22 43 (8.13%) JIRA
22 43 (8.13%) Business Analysis
22 43 (8.13%) Scrum
23 42 (7.94%) Business Intelligence

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 29 (5.48%) Confluence
2 21 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.32%) Apache
4 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.95%) MS Project Server
5 5 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.76%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.57%) SAS
7 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.38%) Mule
8 2 (0.38%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 35 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (6.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (5.86%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.13%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.95%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.38%) InVision
8 2 (0.38%) Sketch
9 1 (0.19%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.19%) Houdini
9 1 (0.19%) Maya
9 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.19%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (1.13%) NetSuite
1 6 (1.13%) Workday HCM
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.95%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.38%) HFM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.38%) SAP EWM
3 2 (0.38%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.38%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 115 (21.74%) Azure
2 48 (9.07%) AWS
3 41 (7.75%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (6.05%) SaaS
5 31 (5.86%) Power Platform
6 18 (3.40%) IaaS
7 14 (2.65%) GCP
8 13 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (2.46%) PaaS
9 10 (1.89%) Serverless
10 9 (1.70%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (1.32%) GitHub
13 6 (1.13%) Azure Monitor
13 6 (1.13%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.95%) Power Automate
14 5 (0.95%) Slack
15 4 (0.76%) Azure Logic Apps
15 4 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (12.48%) Firewall
2 37 (6.99%) LAN
3 25 (4.73%) WAN
4 23 (4.35%) DNS
5 21 (3.97%) Network Security
6 15 (2.84%) OSPF
7 14 (2.65%) BGP
7 14 (2.65%) DHCP
8 13 (2.46%) Internet
8 13 (2.46%) MPLS
9 12 (2.27%) DMZ
10 10 (1.89%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.89%) Wireless
11 9 (1.70%) SAN
11 9 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.51%) EIGRP
12 8 (1.51%) SD-WAN
12 8 (1.51%) VPN
12 8 (1.51%) WLAN
13 7 (1.32%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.67%) Power BI
1 30 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (3.40%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.70%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.51%) DB2
8 7 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.32%) Metadata
8 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.13%) MySQL
9 6 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.13%) Tableau
10 5 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 5 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (8.13%) JIRA
2 34 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.29%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.46%) Maven
5 9 (1.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.51%) GitLab
6 8 (1.51%) Selenium
6 8 (1.51%) Subversion
7 7 (1.32%) Gradle
8 6 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.95%) JUnit
9 5 (0.95%) TestNG
10 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.76%) Crucible
10 4 (0.76%) FishEye
10 4 (0.76%) Log4j
10 4 (0.76%) Postman
10 4 (0.76%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.57%) Protractor
11 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 298 (56.33%) Social Skills
2 161 (30.43%) Finance
3 73 (13.80%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (8.51%) Banking
5 37 (6.99%) Presentation Skills
6 29 (5.48%) Public Sector
7 22 (4.16%) Telecoms
8 21 (3.97%) Marketing
9 18 (3.40%) Influencing Skills
10 16 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (2.27%) Financial Institution
11 12 (2.27%) Legal
12 11 (2.08%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.89%) Electronics
13 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
14 8 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.51%) Retail
15 7 (1.32%) Back Office
15 7 (1.32%) Law
16 6 (1.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (24.20%) Analyst
2 83 (15.69%) Business Analyst
3 64 (12.10%) Architect
4 34 (6.43%) Developer
5 29 (5.48%) Consultant
6 25 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (3.78%) Project Manager
8 18 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
9 16 (3.02%) Administrator
9 16 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (2.84%) IT Analyst
10 15 (2.84%) Network Engineer
10 15 (2.84%) Systems Analyst
11 14 (2.65%) Azure Architect
11 14 (2.65%) Azure Engineer
11 14 (2.65%) Security Architect
12 13 (2.46%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.27%) Technical Architect
14 11 (2.08%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.08%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.84%) JSON
2 14 (2.65%) Kafka
3 12 (2.27%) Node.js
4 11 (2.08%) REST
4 11 (2.08%) SailPoint
4 11 (2.08%) XML
5 10 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 10 (1.89%) CSS
5 10 (1.89%) React
5 10 (1.89%) RESTful
5 10 (1.89%) Spring
6 9 (1.70%) .NET
6 9 (1.70%) HTML
7 8 (1.51%) Spring Boot
8 6 (1.13%) Middleware
9 5 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.95%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.95%) Django
9 5 (0.95%) Java EE
9 5 (0.95%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.67%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (3.21%) Public Cloud
5 15 (2.84%) User Experience
6 13 (2.46%) PKI
7 12 (2.27%) NHS
8 11 (2.08%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.70%) Derivative
9 9 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.51%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 7 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.32%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (1.13%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.13%) IoT
12 6 (1.13%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (15.50%) Windows
2 66 (12.48%) Linux
3 36 (6.81%) Unix
4 26 (4.91%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.21%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.13%) MVS
7 6 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.95%) Android
8 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.76%) VMS
9 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.57%) zOS
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.38%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (24.20%) Agile
2 83 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (13.99%) DevOps
3 74 (13.99%) ITIL
4 61 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 60 (11.34%) Migration
6 47 (8.88%) Change Management
7 45 (8.51%) Project Management
7 45 (8.51%) Risk Management
8 43 (8.13%) Business Analysis
8 43 (8.13%) Scrum
9 42 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (7.75%) User Stories
11 40 (7.56%) Requirements Gathering
12 37 (6.99%) CI/CD
12 37 (6.99%) SDLC
13 36 (6.81%) Project Delivery
14 33 (6.24%) Data Modelling
15 32 (6.05%) Analytics
16 30 (5.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.59%) SQL
2 52 (9.83%) PowerShell
3 39 (7.37%) Python
4 30 (5.67%) Java
5 26 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.21%) Bash
6 17 (3.21%) C#
7 16 (3.02%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.27%) C
9 10 (1.89%) C++
10 9 (1.70%) Go
11 7 (1.32%) VBA
11 7 (1.32%) VBScript
12 6 (1.13%) Groovy
12 6 (1.13%) R
12 6 (1.13%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.95%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.76%) Search Processing Language
15 2 (0.38%) Korn
15 2 (0.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.67%) SC Cleared
3 44 (8.32%) Degree
4 25 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.59%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.84%) CISSP
8 13 (2.46%) CCNP
9 12 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (1.89%) CCIE
10 10 (1.89%) MCSE
11 8 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (1.51%) CCSP
12 6 (1.13%) ISEB
12 6 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.13%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.13%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.95%) MCTS
13 5 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.91%) QA
2 20 (3.78%) Data Quality
3 16 (3.02%) SLA
4 13 (2.46%) NIST
5 11 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.70%) GDPR
7 8 (1.51%) PMO
8 7 (1.32%) COBIT
8 7 (1.32%) EMIR
8 7 (1.32%) MiFID
9 5 (0.95%) GRC
10 4 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.38%) Basel III
12 2 (0.38%) GxP
12 2 (0.38%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.38%) RMADS
12 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.16%) Docker
3 21 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.51%) vSphere
7 5 (0.95%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.38%) Firmware
9 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.38%) XenApp
9 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) HDFS
10 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (4.35%) Terraform
2 19 (3.59%) Ansible
2 19 (3.59%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.84%) SCCM
4 5 (0.95%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 5 (0.95%) Puppet
5 4 (0.76%) Docker Swarm
5 4 (0.76%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.57%) SCSM
6 3 (0.57%) WSUS
7 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.38%) Grafana
7 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.38%) Packer
7 2 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 119 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.45%) Oracle
3 47 (8.88%) Cisco
4 28 (5.29%) VMware
5 25 (4.73%) SAP
6 21 (3.97%) CheckPoint
6 21 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
7 20 (3.78%) Splunk
8 17 (3.21%) F5
9 14 (2.65%) IBM
9 14 (2.65%) Juniper
10 11 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 10 (1.89%) Adobe
11 10 (1.89%) Google
12 9 (1.70%) Aruba
12 9 (1.70%) Informatica
13 8 (1.51%) Meraki
13 8 (1.51%) Workday
14 7 (1.32%) CyberArk
14 7 (1.32%) Databricks