Period
to 4 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 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.

Self-Motivation
UK > England
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 153 150 162
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -9
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 951 1,633 1,595
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.72% 1.85% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.32% 5.78% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 945 949
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £164 £225 £209
90th Percentile £625 £619 £575
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 129 94
Median hourly rate £24.35 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.14% -6.42% +25.93%
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £54.00 £47.50 £54.88
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +45.71% -6.42% +26.35%

Self-Motivation is in the Generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,877 28,256 30,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.25% 32.06% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,278 18,529 20,193
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £267
90th Percentile £675 £674 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 899 950
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -3.51% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -2.33% +7.50%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation in England.

Daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Self-Motivation in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation in England.

Hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Self-Motivation in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
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 Self-Motivation within the England region over the 6 months to 4 April 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 -16 333 £500 +8.11% 111
South East -3 212 £401 -5.65% 92
North of England +51 171 £413 +10.00% 102
North West +55 101 £325 -13.33% 42
Midlands +21 92 £405 +8.00% 94
South West +5 83 £375 -6.25% 43
West Midlands +27 60 £405 -0.12% 52
East of England +21 60 £425 +21.43% 55
Yorkshire +19 39 £450 +28.57% 42
North East +31 31 £425 +11.84% 18
East Midlands +21 28 £450 +20.00% 42
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Self-Motivation 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 Self-Motivation.

1 242 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 222 (23.34%) Windows
3 219 (23.03%) Analytical Skills
4 212 (22.29%) Problem-Solving
5 184 (19.35%) Microsoft
6 171 (17.98%) Finance
7 164 (17.25%) ITIL
8 159 (16.72%) Security Cleared
9 151 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
10 134 (14.09%) SC Cleared
11 120 (12.62%) Active Directory
12 112 (11.78%) Degree
13 105 (11.04%) SQL
14 94 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
14 94 (9.88%) Azure
15 86 (9.04%) Python
16 85 (8.94%) Migration
17 83 (8.73%) Project Management
17 83 (8.73%) Office 365
18 79 (8.31%) AWS
19 77 (8.10%) Java
20 74 (7.78%) Service Management
21 72 (7.57%) SDLC
22 71 (7.47%) Scrum
23 69 (7.26%) Windows 10
24 68 (7.15%) Linux
25 65 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
25 65 (6.83%) JIRA
26 62 (6.52%) Service Delivery
26 62 (6.52%) SLA

Self-Motivation
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 40 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.63%) Confluence
3 22 (2.31%) IIS
4 19 (2.00%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.37%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.16%) CMS
7 10 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.84%) Apache
9 7 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.53%) WordPress
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.42%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.21%) JBoss
13 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.21%) SAS
13 2 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 151 (15.88%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (9.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (4.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.00%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.53%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.53%) InVision
6 5 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.42%) Sketch
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.21%) Stata
8 2 (0.21%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.53%) Eikon
3 5 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.42%) SAP GRC
4 4 (0.42%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.21%) Maximo
6 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.88%) Azure
2 83 (8.73%) Office 365
3 79 (8.31%) AWS
4 24 (2.52%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.00%) GCP
6 18 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 18 (1.89%) SaaS
7 14 (1.47%) OneDrive
7 14 (1.47%) OpenShift
7 14 (1.47%) PaaS
8 10 (1.05%) GitHub
9 9 (0.95%) Amazon EMR
10 8 (0.84%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.84%) Serverless
11 7 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.63%) Yammer
13 5 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.84%) Firewall
2 32 (3.36%) LAN
3 30 (3.15%) Internet
3 30 (3.15%) TCP/IP
3 30 (3.15%) WAN
4 29 (3.05%) DHCP
5 26 (2.73%) DNS
6 21 (2.21%) Skype
7 19 (2.00%) Network Security
8 17 (1.79%) VoIP
9 13 (1.37%) PBX
9 13 (1.37%) VPN
10 10 (1.05%) BGP
11 9 (0.95%) HTTP
11 9 (0.95%) IPv4
11 9 (0.95%) IPv6
11 9 (0.95%) RTP
12 8 (0.84%) IPsec
12 8 (0.84%) OSPF
12 8 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.26%) Big Data
3 24 (2.52%) Power BI
4 21 (2.21%) MySQL
5 19 (2.00%) Data Mining
6 15 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 15 (1.58%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 10 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
9 9 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.74%) Amazon Athena
11 7 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
11 7 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.53%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 65 (6.83%) JIRA
2 25 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 23 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.05%) Selenium
6 7 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.53%) Subversion
8 4 (0.42%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.42%) gulp
8 4 (0.42%) Mocha
8 4 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.32%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.32%) Postman
9 3 (0.32%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 171 (17.98%) Finance
2 51 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.58%) Banking
3 34 (3.58%) Public Sector
4 29 (3.05%) Marketing
4 29 (3.05%) Retail
5 24 (2.52%) Legal
6 16 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.47%) Front Office
8 13 (1.37%) Games
9 9 (0.95%) Back Office
9 9 (0.95%) Military
10 8 (0.84%) Electronics
11 7 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
11 7 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.63%) German Language
13 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.53%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 182 (19.14%) Analyst
2 137 (14.41%) Developer
3 72 (7.57%) Business Analyst
4 65 (6.83%) Architect
5 60 (6.31%) Project Manager
6 41 (4.31%) Service Analyst
7 34 (3.58%) Consultant
8 33 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 28 (2.94%) IT Support
9 28 (2.94%) Support Engineer
10 27 (2.84%) Desktop Support
11 26 (2.73%) IT Analyst
12 25 (2.63%) Service Manager
13 23 (2.42%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.31%) Network Engineer
14 22 (2.31%) Senior Developer
15 18 (1.89%) IT Manager
15 18 (1.89%) Test Engineer
16 17 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (1.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.47%) .NET
2 41 (4.31%) HTML
3 39 (4.10%) CSS
4 29 (3.05%) AngularJS
5 26 (2.73%) REST
6 21 (2.21%) Spring
6 21 (2.21%) Web Services
7 17 (1.79%) JSON
7 17 (1.79%) React
8 16 (1.68%) RESTful
9 15 (1.58%) .NET Framework
10 14 (1.47%) Node.js
11 12 (1.26%) XML
12 11 (1.16%) Kafka
12 11 (1.16%) Spring Boot
13 10 (1.05%) ADO
13 10 (1.05%) HTML5
13 10 (1.05%) Vue.js
14 9 (0.95%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.95%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 219 (23.03%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 31 (3.26%) User Experience
4 24 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
5 23 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.21%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.79%) Replication
8 14 (1.47%) NHS
9 12 (1.26%) PKI
10 11 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.95%) Media Streaming
13 7 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.63%) Clustering
14 6 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.63%) PMI
14 6 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 222 (23.34%) Windows
2 69 (7.26%) Windows 10
3 68 (7.15%) Linux
4 58 (6.10%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.94%) Windows 7
6 23 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.68%) Unix
10 13 (1.37%) Android
11 8 (0.84%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.42%) Solaris
15 3 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.21%) VMS
16 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (22.29%) Problem-Solving
3 164 (17.25%) ITIL
4 85 (8.94%) Migration
5 83 (8.73%) Project Management
6 74 (7.78%) Service Management
7 72 (7.57%) SDLC
8 71 (7.47%) Scrum
9 65 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (6.52%) Service Delivery
11 61 (6.41%) DevOps
12 60 (6.31%) Project Delivery
13 55 (5.78%) Analytics
13 55 (5.78%) Change Management
14 54 (5.68%) Data Analysis
15 53 (5.57%) Service Design
16 51 (5.36%) PRINCE2
17 50 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 46 (4.84%) Test Automation
19 45 (4.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 105 (11.04%) SQL
2 86 (9.04%) Python
3 77 (8.10%) Java
4 58 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 51 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 49 (5.15%) C#
7 39 (4.10%) C
8 20 (2.10%) TypeScript
9 19 (2.00%) VBA
10 16 (1.68%) VBScript
11 15 (1.58%) Go
11 15 (1.58%) PHP
11 15 (1.58%) VB
12 12 (1.26%) Kotlin
13 11 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.16%) C++
13 11 (1.16%) Perl
14 9 (0.95%) Embedded C
14 9 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 159 (16.72%) Security Cleared
2 134 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 112 (11.78%) Degree
4 38 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (3.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (2.21%) PMI Certification
8 19 (2.00%) ISTQB
9 18 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (1.68%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.58%) PMP
13 14 (1.47%) MCSA
14 11 (1.16%) CCNP
14 11 (1.16%) ISEB
14 11 (1.16%) MCP
15 10 (1.05%) CISSP
16 9 (0.95%) IIBA
16 9 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.84%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.52%) SLA
2 46 (4.84%) QA
3 18 (1.89%) PMO
4 12 (1.26%) GDPR
5 11 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.05%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.84%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.63%) NIST
9 5 (0.53%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.42%) PSD2
11 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.21%) HL7
12 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.21%) IFRS
12 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.11%) EMIR
13 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 120 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.00%) Docker
3 33 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.05%) XenApp
7 8 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.84%) vSphere
8 4 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.32%) vCloud
9 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.21%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.11%) HDFS
11 1 (0.11%) Postfix
11 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 42 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 27 (2.84%) Terraform
3 24 (2.52%) Puppet
4 20 (2.10%) Ansible
4 20 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.10%) SCCM
5 10 (1.05%) SCOM
6 6 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 5 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.53%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.42%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.42%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.32%) Kibana
9 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 184 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.47%) Oracle
3 47 (4.94%) VMware
4 40 (4.21%) SAP
5 38 (4.00%) Cisco
6 23 (2.42%) Citrix
6 23 (2.42%) HP
7 21 (2.21%) ServiceNow
8 20 (2.10%) Dell
8 20 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.68%) Adobe
10 13 (1.37%) NetApp
11 12 (1.26%) Apple
11 12 (1.26%) Google
11 12 (1.26%) Juniper
12 11 (1.16%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.05%) Brocade
13 10 (1.05%) Remedy
13 10 (1.05%) Tableau
14 9 (0.95%) Reuters