Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 165 163
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 -7
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 525 1,405 1,624
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.69% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.92% 5.30% 5.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 822 946
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £193 £235 £225
90th Percentile £620 £644 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £408
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 104 84
Median hourly rate £25.76 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.14% -17.50% +29.03%
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.25 £11.14
90th Percentile £55.00 £43.79 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.18 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +64.70% -17.50% +29.03%

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 10,665 26,533 30,735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.95% 31.95% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,779 17,113 19,993
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 950 963
Median hourly rate £33.25 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -2.33% +9.36%
10th Percentile £12.81 £11.59 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.05 £50.45
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.84 £21.33
% change year-on-year +51.13% -2.26% +6.63%

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 6 August 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 6 August 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 6 August 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 +1 217 £495 +4.21% 62
South East +16 101 £400 -5.88% 54
North of England +53 68 £435 +16.00% 56
Midlands +51 56 £455 +10.30% 59
South West +18 44 £338 -15.63% 60
West Midlands +39 36 £475 +22.58% 37
East of England +45 32 £500 +12.36% 33
North West +39 31 £437 +16.53% 31
North East +43 22 £425 +8.28% 10
East Midlands +47 16 £450 -4.00% 22
Yorkshire +43 15 £443 +31.11% 15
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 141 (26.86%) Problem-Solving
2 135 (25.71%) Windows
3 132 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
5 110 (20.95%) Microsoft
6 94 (17.90%) Security Cleared
7 80 (15.24%) ITIL
7 80 (15.24%) Finance
8 76 (14.48%) Active Directory
9 73 (13.90%) SQL
10 71 (13.52%) Azure
11 69 (13.14%) SC Cleared
12 68 (12.95%) DevOps
13 66 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
14 64 (12.19%) Java
15 57 (10.86%) Degree
16 56 (10.67%) Python
17 55 (10.48%) SDLC
18 53 (10.10%) Linux
18 53 (10.10%) .NET
19 52 (9.90%) Migration
20 46 (8.76%) Analytics
21 45 (8.57%) JavaScript
21 45 (8.57%) Oracle
22 43 (8.19%) AWS
23 42 (8.00%) PowerShell
23 42 (8.00%) Data Analysis
23 42 (8.00%) Data Centre
24 41 (7.81%) Cisco
25 40 (7.62%) Git (software)

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 24 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.81%) IIS
3 11 (2.10%) Confluence
4 8 (1.52%) Apache
4 8 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) SAS
8 3 (0.57%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.19%) Luigi
10 1 (0.19%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 66 (12.57%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (7.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.95%) Maya
7 4 (0.76%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.57%) InVision
8 3 (0.57%) Sketch
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.38%) Zeplin
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.19%) Houdini
10 1 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.19%) MODO
10 1 (0.19%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.33%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.95%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.95%) SAP MII
3 5 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.57%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.38%) Eikon
5 2 (0.38%) Maximo
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.19%) Summit
6 1 (0.19%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.52%) Azure
2 43 (8.19%) AWS
3 30 (5.71%) Office 365
4 16 (3.05%) IaaS
4 16 (3.05%) PaaS
5 14 (2.67%) GCP
6 11 (2.10%) Power Platform
7 9 (1.71%) SaaS
8 8 (1.52%) Google Analytics
8 8 (1.52%) Google Tag Manager
9 6 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.76%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.76%) Serverless
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.38%) GitHub
12 2 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.43%) Firewall
2 32 (6.10%) WAN
3 26 (4.95%) DHCP
3 26 (4.95%) DNS
3 26 (4.95%) Internet
4 19 (3.62%) LAN
5 18 (3.43%) VPN
5 18 (3.43%) Wireless
6 15 (2.86%) Intranet
7 14 (2.67%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.48%) DMZ
9 12 (2.29%) Network Security
10 10 (1.90%) IPsec
10 10 (1.90%) VoIP
11 9 (1.71%) BGP
11 9 (1.71%) SSL
11 9 (1.71%) VLAN
12 8 (1.52%) OSPF
12 8 (1.52%) PBX
13 7 (1.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.86%) MySQL
4 12 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.10%) Power BI
6 10 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.71%) Big Data
7 9 (1.71%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.71%) SAP Data Services
8 8 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.33%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.33%) Pentaho
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.76%) Blockchain
11 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.76%) JIRA
3 20 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.10%) Selenium
5 11 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.52%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.14%) Mocha
8 6 (1.14%) Subversion
9 5 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.95%) webpack
10 4 (0.76%) Postman
10 4 (0.76%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.57%) CircleCI
11 3 (0.57%) gulp
11 3 (0.57%) Maven
11 3 (0.57%) NeoLoad
11 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 80 (15.24%) Finance
2 30 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.33%) Banking
4 23 (4.38%) Public Sector
5 17 (3.24%) Legal
5 17 (3.24%) Marketing
6 12 (2.29%) Games
6 12 (2.29%) Military
7 9 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.52%) Electronics
8 8 (1.52%) Front Office
8 8 (1.52%) Retail
9 6 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.76%) Billing
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.57%) Automotive
11 3 (0.57%) German Language
12 2 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (17.52%) Analyst
2 86 (16.38%) Developer
3 36 (6.86%) Architect
4 27 (5.14%) Project Manager
5 22 (4.19%) Business Analyst
6 18 (3.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (3.43%) Network Engineer
6 18 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (3.05%) Service Manager
8 15 (2.86%) Service Analyst
8 15 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (2.48%) Consultant
9 13 (2.48%) Security Engineer
9 13 (2.48%) Senior Developer
9 13 (2.48%) Service Transition Manager
9 13 (2.48%) Support Engineer
9 13 (2.48%) Transition Manager
10 11 (2.10%) Support Analyst
11 10 (1.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.10%) .NET
2 25 (4.76%) HTML
3 24 (4.57%) CSS
4 22 (4.19%) AngularJS
5 21 (4.00%) React
6 20 (3.81%) Node.js
7 16 (3.05%) REST
8 14 (2.67%) Web Services
9 11 (2.10%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.90%) RESTful
11 9 (1.71%) Vue.js
11 9 (1.71%) XML
12 8 (1.52%) SOAP
13 7 (1.33%) ADO
13 7 (1.33%) HTML5
13 7 (1.33%) jQuery
13 7 (1.33%) SAP Fiori
14 6 (1.14%) .NET Core
14 6 (1.14%) Jest
14 6 (1.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 129 (24.57%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.33%) PKI
4 20 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.43%) User Experience
6 12 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.90%) Virtual Team
8 8 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.33%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.95%) Animation
11 5 (0.95%) Clustering
11 5 (0.95%) NHS
11 5 (0.95%) Robotics
12 4 (0.76%) iPad
12 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.76%) Media Streaming
13 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 135 (25.71%) Windows
2 53 (10.10%) Linux
3 26 (4.95%) Windows 10
4 25 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.62%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (3.43%) Unix
7 16 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.67%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.33%) Android
13 4 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.57%) CentOS
14 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.38%) Solaris
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (26.86%) Problem-Solving
2 132 (25.14%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (15.24%) ITIL
4 68 (12.95%) DevOps
5 55 (10.48%) SDLC
6 52 (9.90%) Migration
7 46 (8.76%) Analytics
8 42 (8.00%) Data Analysis
9 39 (7.43%) Decision-Making
9 39 (7.43%) Scrum
10 38 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (6.67%) Project Management
12 33 (6.29%) Service Management
12 33 (6.29%) Test Automation
13 32 (6.10%) Change Management
14 30 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 29 (5.52%) Computer Science
16 28 (5.33%) Project Delivery
17 27 (5.14%) Data Modelling
17 27 (5.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 73 (13.90%) SQL
2 64 (12.19%) Java
3 56 (10.67%) Python
4 45 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 42 (8.00%) PowerShell
6 38 (7.24%) C#
7 17 (3.24%) C
8 16 (3.05%) VBScript
9 15 (2.86%) C++
9 15 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 14 (2.67%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.29%) Perl
12 11 (2.10%) PHP
13 10 (1.90%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.14%) Kotlin
15 6 (1.14%) Ruby
15 6 (1.14%) VB
15 6 (1.14%) VBA
16 5 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 94 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 69 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 57 (10.86%) Degree
4 18 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.05%) DV Cleared
7 14 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.90%) CCNP
10 9 (1.71%) CISSP
11 8 (1.52%) CCNA
11 8 (1.52%) ISEB
12 7 (1.33%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.95%) CCIE
13 5 (0.95%) MCSD
13 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.95%) PMP
14 4 (0.76%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.10%) SLA
2 31 (5.90%) QA
3 9 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.14%) NIST
5 5 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.76%) GDPR
6 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.76%) PMO
7 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.38%) HL7
8 2 (0.38%) IFRS
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.19%) RMADS
9 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (14.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.48%) Docker
4 10 (1.90%) vSphere
5 9 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.52%) XenApp
7 7 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.57%) vCloud
9 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.19%) HDFS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (3.81%) Ansible
2 18 (3.43%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (2.48%) Puppet
3 13 (2.48%) Terraform
4 12 (2.29%) SCCM
4 12 (2.29%) SCOM
5 6 (1.14%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.95%) Prometheus
6 5 (0.95%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.76%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.57%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.57%) Netcool
8 3 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (0.57%) Netcool/Webtop
8 3 (0.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 110 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.57%) Oracle
3 41 (7.81%) Cisco
4 31 (5.90%) VMware
5 25 (4.76%) HP
6 21 (4.00%) SAP
6 21 (4.00%) Splunk
7 20 (3.81%) Google
8 18 (3.43%) Citrix
9 12 (2.29%) Dell
9 12 (2.29%) Juniper
10 11 (2.10%) NetApp
11 9 (1.71%) Remedy
11 9 (1.71%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.33%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.14%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.14%) Palo Alto
15 5 (0.95%) Arista
15 5 (0.95%) Tableau