Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 152 160
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,001 1,662 1,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.61% 1.86% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.07% 5.77% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 916 963
England median daily rate £436 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.65% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £150 £214 £201
90th Percentile £613 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 132 105
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +1.84% +16.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.78 £10.49
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £17.75 £17.43
% change year-on-year +20.65% +1.84% +16.20%

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 19,734 28,811 30,539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.80% 32.21% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,577 18,951 20,455
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.05%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £663
UK median daily rate £458 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 919 932
England median hourly rate £23.00 £20.69 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.16% -3.77% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.51
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -5.81% +8.31%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Self-Motivation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in England

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor 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 17 February 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 -20 376 £500 +5.26% 209
South East -13 219 £400 -5.88% 206
North of England +48 167 £410 +9.33% 188
North West +64 107 £328 -12.67% 107
South West +17 99 £410 +2.50% 118
Midlands -1 78 £409 +2.19% 162
East of England +25 61 £400 - 108
West Midlands +5 57 £413 - 94
Yorkshire +12 39 £450 +28.57% 61
North East +11 21 £415 +9.21% 20
East Midlands +9 21 £350 -5.41% 68
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 257 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (22.28%) Windows
3 213 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
4 208 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
5 207 (20.68%) Microsoft
6 195 (19.48%) Finance
7 174 (17.38%) Microsoft Office
8 167 (16.68%) Security Cleared
9 154 (15.38%) ITIL
10 138 (13.79%) Degree
11 134 (13.39%) SC Cleared
12 119 (11.89%) Active Directory
13 115 (11.49%) SQL
14 95 (9.49%) Azure
15 94 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
16 85 (8.49%) Python
16 85 (8.49%) Office 365
17 84 (8.39%) Java
18 83 (8.29%) Scrum
19 81 (8.09%) Project Management
20 79 (7.89%) Migration
21 78 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
22 77 (7.69%) AWS
23 75 (7.49%) Service Management
23 75 (7.49%) Windows 10
24 74 (7.39%) SDLC
25 71 (7.09%) Linux
26 70 (6.99%) JIRA
27 69 (6.89%) SLA
28 64 (6.39%) Test Automation

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 44 (4.40%) SharePoint
2 31 (3.10%) Confluence
3 23 (2.30%) IIS
4 17 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 15 (1.50%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.40%) CMS
7 10 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 8 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (0.70%) Apache
10 5 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.50%) nginx
10 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.50%) WordPress
11 4 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.20%) JBoss
13 2 (0.20%) SAS
13 2 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 174 (17.38%) Microsoft Office
2 94 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.10%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.50%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.40%) InVision
7 4 (0.40%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.40%) Simulink
8 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.30%) Sketch
8 3 (0.30%) Windchill
9 2 (0.20%) SPSS
9 2 (0.20%) Stata
10 1 (0.100%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.100%) InDesign
10 1 (0.100%) Maya
Business Applications
1 6 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) Eikon
2 5 (0.50%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.40%) SAP GRC
3 4 (0.40%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 95 (9.49%) Azure
2 85 (8.49%) Office 365
3 77 (7.69%) AWS
4 25 (2.50%) SaaS
5 22 (2.20%) Power Platform
6 20 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (1.80%) GCP
8 15 (1.50%) GitHub
9 14 (1.40%) PaaS
10 13 (1.30%) OpenShift
11 12 (1.20%) OneDrive
12 10 (1.00%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.90%) Serverless
14 8 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
15 7 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.70%) IaaS
16 6 (0.60%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (4.70%) Firewall
2 30 (3.00%) WAN
3 29 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.50%) LAN
5 24 (2.40%) DNS
6 22 (2.20%) Internet
7 20 (2.00%) Skype
7 20 (2.00%) VPN
8 19 (1.90%) Network Security
9 18 (1.80%) DHCP
10 14 (1.40%) SAN
11 10 (1.00%) VoIP
12 9 (0.90%) Wireless
13 8 (0.80%) Wireshark
14 7 (0.70%) Intranet
14 7 (0.70%) IPsec
14 7 (0.70%) PBX
14 7 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
15 6 (0.60%) NX-OS
15 6 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.20%) Big Data
3 22 (2.20%) Power BI
4 19 (1.90%) MySQL
5 18 (1.80%) Data Mining
5 18 (1.80%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.70%) Hadoop
7 13 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
9 11 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.90%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.80%) Electronic Patient Records
12 7 (0.70%) Amazon Athena
13 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 70 (6.99%) JIRA
2 35 (3.50%) Jenkins
3 32 (3.20%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.70%) Selenium
5 16 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.90%) Subversion
8 8 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.70%) JMeter
9 7 (0.70%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.60%) Postman
11 5 (0.50%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.50%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.50%) Gerrit
11 5 (0.50%) Robot Framework
11 5 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.40%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.40%) Maven
General
1 195 (19.48%) Finance
2 51 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.00%) Banking
4 34 (3.40%) Public Sector
5 32 (3.20%) Marketing
5 32 (3.20%) Retail
6 24 (2.40%) Legal
7 18 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.70%) Front Office
9 14 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.20%) Games
11 10 (1.00%) Back Office
11 10 (1.00%) Electronics
12 9 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
13 8 (0.80%) Law
13 8 (0.80%) Military
14 7 (0.70%) Local Government
15 6 (0.60%) German Language
16 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.50%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 195 (19.48%) Analyst
2 155 (15.48%) Developer
3 77 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 58 (5.79%) Architect
5 52 (5.19%) Project Manager
6 50 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 38 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 36 (3.60%) Consultant
9 32 (3.20%) IT Analyst
10 31 (3.10%) IT Support
11 28 (2.80%) Desktop Support
11 28 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 26 (2.60%) Support Engineer
13 21 (2.10%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.10%) Network Engineer
14 20 (2.00%) Administrator
14 20 (2.00%) IT Manager
14 20 (2.00%) Support Analyst
15 18 (1.80%) Senior Developer
16 17 (1.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (5.79%) .NET
2 47 (4.70%) HTML
3 36 (3.60%) CSS
4 27 (2.70%) RESTful
5 26 (2.60%) JSON
6 25 (2.50%) AngularJS
7 23 (2.30%) Spring
8 22 (2.20%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.10%) REST
9 21 (2.10%) Web Services
10 18 (1.80%) HTML5
10 18 (1.80%) XML
11 12 (1.20%) Kafka
12 11 (1.10%) LAMP
12 11 (1.10%) Spring Boot
13 10 (1.00%) SOAP
14 9 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.80%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.80%) Middleware
15 8 (0.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 208 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 30 (3.00%) User Experience
4 28 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
4 28 (2.80%) Virtual Team
5 22 (2.20%) Replication
6 21 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.70%) NHS
8 16 (1.60%) Algorithms
8 16 (1.60%) Data Structures
9 14 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 11 (1.10%) Animation
12 10 (1.00%) PKI
13 9 (0.90%) e-Learning
13 9 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.70%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.70%) PMI
14 7 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 223 (22.28%) Windows
2 75 (7.49%) Windows 10
3 71 (7.09%) Linux
4 58 (5.79%) Windows Server
5 53 (5.29%) Windows 7
6 22 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 22 (2.20%) Unix
6 22 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.40%) Android
9 9 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.50%) CentOS
12 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.30%) Solaris
13 3 (0.30%) VMS
14 2 (0.20%) AIX
14 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.100%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (25.67%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
3 154 (15.38%) ITIL
4 83 (8.29%) Scrum
5 81 (8.09%) Project Management
6 79 (7.89%) Migration
7 78 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 75 (7.49%) Service Management
9 74 (7.39%) SDLC
10 64 (6.39%) DevOps
10 64 (6.39%) Test Automation
11 60 (5.99%) Service Delivery
12 59 (5.89%) Project Delivery
13 55 (5.49%) Analytics
14 54 (5.39%) PRINCE2
15 53 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
15 53 (5.29%) Data Analysis
16 52 (5.19%) Time Management
17 50 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (5.00%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 115 (11.49%) SQL
2 85 (8.49%) Python
3 84 (8.39%) Java
4 60 (5.99%) JavaScript
5 52 (5.19%) C#
6 41 (4.10%) PowerShell
7 37 (3.70%) C
8 20 (2.00%) VBA
9 18 (1.80%) Go
10 17 (1.70%) PHP
11 13 (1.30%) Kotlin
11 13 (1.30%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.30%) VB
12 12 (1.20%) C++
12 12 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.20%) Scala
12 12 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.10%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.00%) R
15 9 (0.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 167 (16.68%) Security Cleared
2 138 (13.79%) Degree
3 134 (13.39%) SC Cleared
4 42 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (2.70%) ISTQB
8 26 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.80%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.60%) PMP
12 15 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (1.40%) ISEB
13 14 (1.40%) MCSA
14 12 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 12 (1.20%) MCP
14 12 (1.20%) MCSE
15 11 (1.10%) CISSP
16 10 (1.00%) CISM
16 10 (1.00%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.89%) SLA
2 49 (4.90%) QA
3 17 (1.70%) PMO
4 12 (1.20%) GDPR
5 11 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.90%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.70%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.60%) NIST
9 4 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.40%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.40%) PSD2
9 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.100%) COSHH
11 1 (0.100%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.100%) HAZOP
11 1 (0.100%) IFRS
11 1 (0.100%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 119 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.70%) Docker
3 29 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.70%) XenApp
8 5 (0.50%) vSphere
9 4 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.30%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.100%) Firmware
12 1 (0.100%) Postfix
12 1 (0.100%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.100%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (3.60%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.00%) Terraform
3 28 (2.80%) Ansible
4 24 (2.40%) Puppet
5 23 (2.30%) SCCM
6 20 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (0.70%) Kibana
7 7 (0.70%) SCOM
8 5 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.40%) Grafana
9 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.40%) Packer
9 4 (0.40%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.40%) WSUS
10 3 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 207 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 44 (4.40%) Oracle
3 42 (4.20%) VMware
4 41 (4.10%) SAP
5 38 (3.80%) Cisco
6 23 (2.30%) ServiceNow
7 22 (2.20%) Adobe
7 22 (2.20%) Dell
8 21 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.80%) Citrix
10 17 (1.70%) HP
10 17 (1.70%) Tableau
11 16 (1.60%) Juniper
12 15 (1.50%) Google
13 13 (1.30%) Apple
14 12 (1.20%) NetApp
15 11 (1.10%) Intel
16 10 (1.00%) F5
17 9 (0.90%) Remedy
18 8 (0.80%) Bloomberg