Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 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.

Self-Motivation
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 186 204 171
Rank change year-on-year +18 -33 -10
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,020 357 1,269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.51% 1.33% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.94% 4.12% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 208 736
10th Percentile £219 £236 £170
25th Percentile £363 £357 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £560 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £586 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 31 65
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.36 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.51 £12.01 £12.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +116.67% -9.09% -5.71%
75th Percentile £56.13 £29.88 £23.14
90th Percentile £68.25 £55.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £36.11 £21.12 £16.50
% change year-on-year +70.93% +28.02% -5.71%

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 20,654 8,658 22,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.65% 32.27% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,603 5,968 14,863
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £619 £588
90th Percentile £729 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 262 773
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.39
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.08 £30.43 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.85% +48.41% +1.23%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.00% +31.13% +2.50%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 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 -41 449 £501 +5.37% 235
South East -1 162 £425 +14.86% 154
North of England +3 124 £388 -8.82% 171
Midlands -1 113 £475 +40.74% 145
West Midlands -5 85 £495 +8.79% 87
North West -8 74 £420 -3.11% 91
East of England 0 62 £475 +11.44% 70
South West -23 48 £400 -5.88% 83
Yorkshire -8 43 £205 -50.90% 58
East Midlands -11 27 £325 +45.25% 56
North East -13 7 £225 -47.06% 22
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 534 (52.35%) Social Skills
2 399 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (27.25%) Problem-Solving
4 221 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
5 218 (21.37%) Finance
6 199 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 175 (17.16%) Azure
8 164 (16.08%) Windows
9 159 (15.59%) Degree
10 143 (14.02%) DevOps
11 136 (13.33%) ITIL
12 134 (13.14%) SQL
13 132 (12.94%) Scrum
14 122 (11.96%) Project Management
15 118 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 108 (10.59%) Git (software)
17 102 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
18 98 (9.61%) Test Automation
19 97 (9.51%) JIRA
20 96 (9.41%) Python
21 95 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
22 94 (9.22%) Java
23 90 (8.82%) AWS
24 86 (8.43%) JavaScript
24 86 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
25 83 (8.14%) Microsoft 365
26 81 (7.94%) SDLC
27 80 (7.84%) Influencing Skills
28 78 (7.65%) Time Management
28 78 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel

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 38 (3.73%) Confluence
2 29 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.57%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.37%) Apache
5 12 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.78%) nginx
7 8 (0.78%) SAS
8 7 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.69%) CMS
8 7 (0.69%) IIS
9 6 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.39%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.20%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.20%) WordPress
13 1 (0.098%) Anypoint
Applications
1 86 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.86%) Sketch
5 14 (1.37%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.18%) Photoshop
6 12 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (1.08%) Figma
7 11 (1.08%) Zeplin
8 10 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.78%) InVision
11 5 (0.49%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.39%) Marvel
13 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.098%) Maya
15 1 (0.098%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 15 (1.47%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.39%) Magento
4 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.39%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.29%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.20%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.20%) Workfront
7 1 (0.098%) Primavera
7 1 (0.098%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.098%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.098%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 175 (17.16%) Azure
2 90 (8.82%) AWS
3 83 (8.14%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (2.45%) GCP
5 24 (2.35%) Serverless
6 23 (2.25%) PaaS
6 23 (2.25%) Power Platform
7 20 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 20 (1.96%) IaaS
7 20 (1.96%) SaaS
8 16 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.47%) GitHub
10 11 (1.08%) Azure Functions
10 11 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.98%) Azure Key Vault
11 10 (0.98%) Azure Service Bus
12 8 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.78%) npm
13 7 (0.69%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.82%) Firewall
2 26 (2.55%) VPN
3 24 (2.35%) DNS
3 24 (2.35%) WAN
4 21 (2.06%) LAN
5 19 (1.86%) Wireless
6 14 (1.37%) LTE
6 14 (1.37%) Network Security
6 14 (1.37%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.27%) HTTP
7 13 (1.27%) Internet
8 11 (1.08%) DHCP
8 11 (1.08%) Ethernet
9 10 (0.98%) 5G
9 10 (0.98%) SMTP
9 10 (0.98%) WLAN
10 9 (0.88%) 4G
10 9 (0.88%) GSM
10 9 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (0.78%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 27 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 23 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.16%) Power BI
6 18 (1.76%) Data Lake
6 18 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.76%) Tableau
7 17 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.08%) Big Data
11 11 (1.08%) MySQL
11 11 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
13 8 (0.78%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.69%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 108 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 97 (9.51%) JIRA
3 66 (6.47%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.96%) Maven
5 18 (1.76%) Postman
5 18 (1.76%) Selenium
6 15 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 14 (1.37%) Subversion
8 13 (1.27%) GitLab
9 12 (1.18%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.18%) Visual Studio
10 9 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.78%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.78%) IntelliJ
11 8 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 8 (0.78%) webpack
12 7 (0.69%) Appium
12 7 (0.69%) Artifactory
12 7 (0.69%) SpecFlow
General
1 534 (52.35%) Social Skills
2 221 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (21.37%) Finance
4 102 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
5 80 (7.84%) Influencing Skills
6 56 (5.49%) Marketing
7 55 (5.39%) Public Sector
8 52 (5.10%) Retail
8 52 (5.10%) Telecoms
9 41 (4.02%) Organisational Skills
10 35 (3.43%) Banking
11 28 (2.75%) Documentation Skills
12 24 (2.35%) Front Office
13 21 (2.06%) Legal
14 17 (1.67%) Billing
14 17 (1.67%) Manufacturing
15 16 (1.57%) Advertising
15 16 (1.57%) Electronics
16 14 (1.37%) Law
17 9 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 173 (16.96%) Analyst
2 130 (12.75%) Developer
3 74 (7.25%) Architect
3 74 (7.25%) Project Manager
4 63 (6.18%) Business Analyst
5 53 (5.20%) Consultant
6 42 (4.12%) Solutions Architect
7 35 (3.43%) Service Analyst
7 35 (3.43%) Software Engineer
8 33 (3.24%) Designer
9 27 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
9 27 (2.65%) Support Engineer
10 26 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (2.55%) Full Stack Developer
11 23 (2.25%) Service Manager
12 22 (2.16%) Azure Engineer
13 21 (2.06%) Test Analyst
14 20 (1.96%) Field Engineer
15 19 (1.86%) DevOps Engineer
15 19 (1.86%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (6.86%) .NET
2 56 (5.49%) HTML
3 49 (4.80%) React
3 49 (4.80%) RESTful
4 45 (4.41%) REST
5 34 (3.33%) XML
6 33 (3.24%) CSS
7 32 (3.14%) Node.js
8 29 (2.84%) Kafka
9 27 (2.65%) .NET Framework
10 26 (2.55%) .NET Core
10 26 (2.55%) AngularJS
10 26 (2.55%) JSON
11 25 (2.45%) HTML5
11 25 (2.45%) Web Services
12 23 (2.25%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.96%) Spring
14 17 (1.67%) SOAP
15 16 (1.57%) Dapper ORM
16 15 (1.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 50 (4.90%) Management Information System
2 48 (4.71%) User Experience
3 30 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (2.65%) Virtual Team
5 22 (2.16%) Public Cloud
6 18 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 17 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (1.47%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.47%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 14 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.37%) NHS
10 11 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.08%) W3C
11 9 (0.88%) CMDB
11 9 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.78%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.69%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 164 (16.08%) Windows
2 75 (7.35%) Linux
3 44 (4.31%) Windows 10
4 38 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.65%) Android
6 23 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.18%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.98%) Unix
9 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.29%) CentOS
12 3 (0.29%) Solaris
12 3 (0.29%) VMS
12 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.20%) AIX
13 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.098%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (39.12%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (27.25%) Problem-Solving
3 143 (14.02%) DevOps
4 136 (13.33%) ITIL
5 132 (12.94%) Scrum
6 122 (11.96%) Project Management
7 118 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (9.61%) Test Automation
9 95 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 81 (7.94%) SDLC
11 78 (7.65%) Time Management
12 73 (7.16%) Project Delivery
13 70 (6.86%) Service Management
14 68 (6.67%) Software Engineering
15 66 (6.47%) Analytics
16 63 (6.18%) Microservices
17 60 (5.88%) Migration
18 58 (5.69%) Configuration Management
19 57 (5.59%) Change Management
19 57 (5.59%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 134 (13.14%) SQL
2 96 (9.41%) Python
3 94 (9.22%) Java
4 86 (8.43%) JavaScript
5 67 (6.57%) C#
6 46 (4.51%) C++
7 45 (4.41%) C
8 39 (3.82%) PowerShell
9 37 (3.63%) TypeScript
10 25 (2.45%) Bash Shell
11 24 (2.35%) PHP
12 15 (1.47%) T-SQL
13 14 (1.37%) Java 8
14 12 (1.18%) Perl
14 12 (1.18%) Ruby
15 11 (1.08%) Groovy
16 9 (0.88%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.69%) Kotlin
17 7 (0.69%) Scala
18 6 (0.59%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 159 (15.59%) Degree
2 76 (7.45%) Security Cleared
3 57 (5.59%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.76%) PMI Certification
5 17 (1.67%) PMP
6 15 (1.47%) MCP
7 14 (1.37%) CISSP
7 14 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.27%) Master's Degree
9 11 (1.08%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.88%) CISM
12 8 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 8 (0.78%) ISEB
13 7 (0.69%) CRISC
14 6 (0.59%) CCNA
14 6 (0.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.90%) QA
2 49 (4.80%) SLA
3 25 (2.45%) Accessibility
4 23 (2.25%) GDPR
4 23 (2.25%) PMO
5 15 (1.47%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.08%) NIST
8 10 (0.98%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.39%) GRC
10 4 (0.39%) P3O
11 3 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.29%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.29%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.29%) NCSC
11 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.20%) COBIT
12 2 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 75 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 55 (5.39%) Docker
3 20 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.88%) vSphere
5 7 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.49%) XenApp
7 4 (0.39%) Firmware
7 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.39%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.20%) vCloud
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.20%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.098%) HDFS
10 1 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.098%) NFS
10 1 (0.098%) Samba
Systems Management
1 63 (6.18%) Kubernetes
2 43 (4.22%) Ansible
3 26 (2.55%) Terraform
4 22 (2.16%) SCCM
5 21 (2.06%) Puppet
6 14 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.69%) Istio
8 7 (0.69%) Packer
9 6 (0.59%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.49%) RSA Archer
10 5 (0.49%) Salt
11 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.39%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.29%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.29%) Kibana
12 3 (0.29%) logstash
12 3 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 199 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 37 (3.63%) Oracle
3 36 (3.53%) Adobe
4 35 (3.43%) ServiceNow
5 33 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (3.24%) SAP
6 31 (3.04%) Cisco
7 30 (2.94%) VMware
8 26 (2.55%) Google
9 19 (1.86%) Citrix
10 17 (1.67%) BT
11 13 (1.27%) HP
12 11 (1.08%) IBM
12 11 (1.08%) MuleSoft
13 10 (0.98%) Apple
13 10 (0.98%) Atlassian
13 10 (0.98%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.78%) hybris
14 8 (0.78%) Mapinfo
14 8 (0.78%) Splunk