Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 146 151
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5 +11
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 748 879 1,583
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.76% 1.70% 1.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.12% 5.17% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 511 890
10th Percentile £175 £175 £244
25th Percentile £338 £329 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
75th Percentile £538 £538 £525
90th Percentile £603 £625 £620
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 63 130
10th Percentile £11.42 £14.20 "
25th Percentile £15.00 £19.98 £12.00
Median hourly rate £30.85 £24.37 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +26.59% +47.70% -5.71%
75th Percentile £44.13 £45.00 £36.67
90th Percentile £56.35 £54.80 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £26.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.62% +52.94% -2.47%

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 14,620 16,989 28,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.40% 32.93% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,778 11,119 19,144
10th Percentile £263 £231 £280
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £465 £475
% change year-on-year +4.84% -2.11% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 752 897
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.93 £14.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.21% +4.94% -0.75%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.06 £43.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.38
% change year-on-year +11.11% +10.40% -1.07%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -10 306 £500 - 126
South East +35 183 £438 +9.25% 107
North of England -7 71 £336 -19.04% 139
East of England +42 66 £450 +12.50% 50
Midlands -1 53 £290 -30.12% 106
North West -4 46 £350 +7.69% 71
South West +22 45 £375 -0.99% 65
West Midlands +3 41 £339 -16.30% 73
Yorkshire +17 20 £325 -27.78% 48
East Midlands +5 12 £121 -73.06% 32
North East +10 9 £120 -71.76% 20
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 232 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (20.86%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (18.98%) Finance
4 140 (18.72%) Degree
5 128 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
6 123 (16.44%) Azure
6 123 (16.44%) Change Management
7 115 (15.37%) Time Management
8 106 (14.17%) SQL
9 105 (14.04%) DevOps
10 103 (13.77%) Windows
11 95 (12.70%) Microsoft
12 89 (11.90%) Java
13 88 (11.76%) Marketing
14 85 (11.36%) Security Cleared
15 79 (10.56%) Life Science
16 78 (10.43%) SDLC
17 77 (10.29%) Resource Allocation
18 76 (10.16%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
19 75 (10.03%) Co-Creation
19 75 (10.03%) Digital Marketing
20 74 (9.89%) Value Proposition
21 69 (9.22%) ITIL
22 68 (9.09%) TDD
23 67 (8.96%) Python
24 64 (8.56%) Test Automation
25 63 (8.42%) .NET
26 62 (8.29%) Data Analysis
27 59 (7.89%) SC Cleared
28 57 (7.62%) Project Management

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 32 (4.28%) Confluence
2 17 (2.27%) Apache Spark
3 16 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (0.94%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.67%) Apache
8 5 (0.67%) CMS
9 4 (0.53%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.53%) IIS
9 4 (0.53%) JBoss
9 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.13%) Documentum
12 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 56 (7.49%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.67%) Sketch
6 4 (0.53%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.40%) Maya
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.27%) Houdini
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) InVision
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Aligne
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.27%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.13%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) iTrent
3 1 (0.13%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.13%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.13%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.13%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 123 (16.44%) Azure
2 56 (7.49%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (7.09%) AWS
4 31 (4.14%) PaaS
5 24 (3.21%) Power Platform
6 22 (2.94%) IaaS
7 15 (2.01%) SaaS
8 14 (1.87%) GCP
9 10 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
10 9 (1.20%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.20%) Slack
11 8 (1.07%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (0.94%) GitHub
12 7 (0.94%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.67%) Apigee
13 5 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.82%) Firewall
2 38 (5.08%) WAN
3 35 (4.68%) Internet
4 27 (3.61%) VPN
5 24 (3.21%) LAN
6 23 (3.07%) DNS
7 21 (2.81%) Wireless
8 17 (2.27%) HTTP
9 16 (2.14%) TCP/IP
10 15 (2.01%) Intranet
11 14 (1.87%) DMZ
12 13 (1.74%) 4G
13 12 (1.60%) 5G
13 12 (1.60%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.20%) DHCP
15 9 (1.20%) Skype
15 9 (1.20%) Unified Communications
16 8 (1.07%) Diameter Protocol
16 8 (1.07%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.81%) Tableau
3 29 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (3.48%) Big Data
4 26 (3.48%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.54%) Power BI
5 19 (2.54%) Tableau Desktop
5 19 (2.54%) Tableau Server
6 14 (1.87%) Data Lake
7 13 (1.74%) Snowflake Schema
8 10 (1.34%) Parquet
9 8 (1.07%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.07%) NonStop SQL
10 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.67%) MySQL
11 5 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.75%) JIRA
3 39 (5.21%) Jenkins
4 25 (3.34%) Octopus Deploy
5 18 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 16 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.01%) Maven
8 13 (1.74%) Selenium
9 11 (1.47%) Subversion
10 9 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.20%) webpack
11 8 (1.07%) Ant
11 8 (1.07%) gulp
11 8 (1.07%) Postman
12 7 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.94%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.94%) IntelliJ
12 7 (0.94%) JUnit
13 6 (0.80%) ERwin
13 6 (0.80%) Gradle
General
1 142 (18.98%) Finance
2 88 (11.76%) Marketing
3 50 (6.68%) Public Sector
4 35 (4.68%) Banking
5 34 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.27%) Legal
7 16 (2.14%) Retail
8 13 (1.74%) Law
9 11 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.34%) Front Office
11 9 (1.20%) Electronics
11 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.07%) Aerospace
12 8 (1.07%) Billing
13 5 (0.67%) French Language
13 5 (0.67%) Games
13 5 (0.67%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.53%) German Language
14 4 (0.53%) Military
14 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (16.04%) Developer
2 111 (14.84%) Analyst
3 43 (5.75%) Architect
4 36 (4.81%) Consultant
5 32 (4.28%) Business Analyst
6 26 (3.48%) Software Engineer
7 24 (3.21%) Java Developer
8 23 (3.07%) Project Manager
9 21 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (2.81%) Support Engineer
10 18 (2.41%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 18 (2.41%) Healthcare Manager
10 18 (2.41%) Marketing Manager
10 18 (2.41%) Network Engineer
10 18 (2.41%) Security Engineer
11 17 (2.27%) .NET Developer
12 14 (1.87%) Analyst Developer
12 14 (1.87%) Field Engineer
12 14 (1.87%) Senior Developer
12 14 (1.87%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (8.42%) .NET
2 44 (5.88%) HTML
3 36 (4.81%) Kafka
4 34 (4.55%) Spring
5 29 (3.88%) CSS
6 26 (3.48%) Spring Boot
6 26 (3.48%) Web Services
7 25 (3.34%) XML
8 20 (2.67%) RESTful
9 19 (2.54%) AngularJS
10 18 (2.41%) Node.js
11 16 (2.14%) REST
12 12 (1.60%) .NET Framework
12 12 (1.60%) jQuery
13 11 (1.47%) HTML5
13 11 (1.47%) PostGIS
14 10 (1.34%) Django
15 9 (1.20%) ASP.NET
15 9 (1.20%) GraphQL
15 9 (1.20%) React
Miscellaneous
1 128 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (10.56%) Life Science
3 41 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 29 (3.88%) PKI
5 26 (3.48%) Fixed Income
5 26 (3.48%) User Experience
6 22 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.94%) NHS
7 21 (2.81%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
9 16 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.47%) Tandem
12 8 (1.07%) Equities
12 8 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.94%) LIMS
14 6 (0.80%) Credit Risk
14 6 (0.80%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 103 (13.77%) Windows
2 40 (5.35%) Linux
3 24 (3.21%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.41%) Unix
4 18 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.20%) Android
7 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.80%) CentOS
7 6 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.67%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.53%) Solaris
10 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.13%) AIX
12 1 (0.13%) SUSE
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (20.86%) Problem-Solving
3 123 (16.44%) Change Management
4 115 (15.37%) Time Management
5 105 (14.04%) DevOps
6 78 (10.43%) SDLC
7 77 (10.29%) Resource Allocation
8 76 (10.16%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
9 75 (10.03%) Co-Creation
9 75 (10.03%) Digital Marketing
10 74 (9.89%) Value Proposition
11 69 (9.22%) ITIL
12 68 (9.09%) TDD
13 64 (8.56%) Test Automation
14 62 (8.29%) Data Analysis
15 57 (7.62%) Project Management
16 56 (7.49%) Analytics
17 50 (6.68%) Software Engineering
18 48 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (6.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 106 (14.17%) SQL
2 89 (11.90%) Java
3 67 (8.96%) Python
4 45 (6.02%) JavaScript
5 42 (5.61%) C#
6 31 (4.14%) Java 8
7 27 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.94%) C
9 16 (2.14%) TypeScript
10 14 (1.87%) C++
11 12 (1.60%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.34%) Scala
13 10 (1.34%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.34%) VB
14 8 (1.07%) COBOL
15 7 (0.94%) Perl
16 5 (0.67%) ES6
16 5 (0.67%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (18.72%) Degree
2 85 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 59 (7.89%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.47%) CCNA
7 10 (1.34%) CISSP
8 8 (1.07%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.07%) MCP
8 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.94%) JNCIA
9 7 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.94%) PMP
10 6 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.53%) CISM
11 4 (0.53%) HNC
11 4 (0.53%) ISEB
12 3 (0.40%) CCIE
12 3 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.75%) QA
2 27 (3.61%) SLA
3 10 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.20%) PMO
5 8 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.67%) MiFID
7 4 (0.53%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.53%) GDPR
7 4 (0.53%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.53%) UCITS
8 3 (0.40%) NIST
8 3 (0.40%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.27%) GMP
9 2 (0.27%) GRC
9 2 (0.27%) GxP
9 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (5.88%) Docker
2 33 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.53%) ProxySG
6 4 (0.53%) Snort
6 4 (0.53%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Ceph
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.13%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (6.68%) Kubernetes
2 28 (3.74%) Ansible
3 15 (2.01%) Puppet
4 12 (1.60%) Terraform
5 11 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.20%) SCCM
7 8 (1.07%) Nessus
8 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.80%) Salt
10 5 (0.67%) Packer
11 4 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.53%) Suricata
11 4 (0.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 3 (0.40%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.27%) CASB
13 2 (0.27%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 95 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.48%) Cisco
3 31 (4.14%) ServiceNow
4 24 (3.21%) Oracle
5 19 (2.54%) VMware
6 18 (2.41%) Google
7 17 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.74%) SAP
9 12 (1.60%) Adobe
9 12 (1.60%) HP
10 11 (1.47%) IBM
10 11 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.34%) Juniper
11 10 (1.34%) McAfee
12 9 (1.20%) Sonus
13 7 (0.94%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.94%) BT
13 7 (0.94%) Meraki
14 6 (0.80%) Databricks