Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 157 166
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9 0
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 883 565 1,468
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.69% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.09% 5.46% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 324 861
10th Percentile £168 £193 £225
25th Percentile £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% - +8.43%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £657 £620 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 40 109
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.99 £11.25
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.94 £12.00
Median hourly rate £30.70 £24.93 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.17% +55.78% -16.43%
75th Percentile £55.00 £48.61 £22.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £42.20
UK median hourly rate £30.85 £27.18 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.52% +64.70% -12.19%

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 17,336 10,353 24,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.67% 31.01% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,845 6,987 16,503
10th Percentile £300 £270 £288
25th Percentile £406 £398 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £588
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 357 820
10th Percentile £11.94 £12.42 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.05 £16.25 £14.11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +24.39% -12.77%
75th Percentile £47.07 £47.25 £46.71
90th Percentile £60.50 £54.25 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £23.21 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.16% +25.00% -12.82%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -21 392 £513 +3.54% 223
South East -23 131 £438 -2.62% 144
North of England -18 102 £350 -20.18% 222
East of England +25 81 £425 -15.00% 72
Midlands -20 81 £408 -9.33% 144
North West -6 62 £375 -19.01% 115
West Midlands -24 56 £475 +4.40% 97
South West +6 55 £400 +6.67% 75
Yorkshire -6 32 £225 -48.28% 82
East Midlands -4 25 £263 -41.67% 46
North East -12 12 £120 -72.73% 25
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 442 (50.06%) Social Skills
2 340 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (28.65%) Problem-Solving
4 186 (21.06%) Finance
5 169 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
6 161 (18.23%) Microsoft
7 152 (17.21%) Azure
8 138 (15.63%) Degree
9 127 (14.38%) DevOps
10 124 (14.04%) SQL
11 123 (13.93%) Windows
12 110 (12.46%) ITIL
13 102 (11.55%) Java
14 95 (10.76%) Test Automation
15 90 (10.19%) Project Management
16 89 (10.08%) Scrum
17 88 (9.97%) AWS
18 87 (9.85%) Security Cleared
19 83 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
20 82 (9.29%) Python
20 82 (9.29%) SDLC
21 81 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
22 78 (8.83%) Microsoft 365
23 74 (8.38%) Analytics
24 71 (8.04%) Time Management
25 70 (7.93%) TDD
26 68 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
27 66 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
28 64 (7.25%) Git (software)
29 62 (7.02%) Presentation Skills

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 27 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.15%) Confluence
3 15 (1.70%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.47%) Apache
5 11 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
6 10 (1.13%) CMS
6 10 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 9 (1.02%) IIS
8 7 (0.79%) nginx
8 7 (0.79%) SAS
8 7 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.45%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (7.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.93%) Sketch
5 15 (1.70%) Zeplin
6 10 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.91%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.57%) Figma
9 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.45%) Maya
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
11 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.23%) Houdini
11 2 (0.23%) InVision
11 2 (0.23%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.57%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.45%) Magento
4 3 (0.34%) Aligne
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.23%) Workfront
6 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.11%) Primavera
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 152 (17.21%) Azure
2 88 (9.97%) AWS
3 78 (8.83%) Microsoft 365
4 24 (2.72%) IaaS
5 23 (2.60%) GCP
6 22 (2.49%) Power Platform
7 21 (2.38%) PaaS
8 19 (2.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 14 (1.59%) SaaS
9 14 (1.59%) Serverless
10 13 (1.47%) GitHub
11 8 (0.91%) OpenShift
12 7 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (0.79%) Azure Functions
12 7 (0.79%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.79%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.68%) npm
14 5 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.57%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.89%) Firewall
2 33 (3.74%) LAN
2 33 (3.74%) WAN
3 28 (3.17%) DNS
4 27 (3.06%) VPN
5 25 (2.83%) Internet
6 20 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 17 (1.93%) Ethernet
8 15 (1.70%) HTTP
8 15 (1.70%) Wireless
9 14 (1.59%) 5G
10 13 (1.47%) 4G
10 13 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.36%) DHCP
11 12 (1.36%) LTE
11 12 (1.36%) Skype
12 11 (1.25%) IPsec
13 10 (1.13%) SMTP
13 10 (1.13%) WLAN
14 9 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.30%) Tableau
2 34 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 30 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.38%) Power BI
5 21 (2.38%) Tableau Desktop
5 21 (2.38%) Tableau Server
6 19 (2.15%) Big Data
6 19 (2.15%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.93%) MongoDB
8 15 (1.70%) Data Lake
9 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.13%) MySQL
11 9 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.91%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.91%) QGIS
13 7 (0.79%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.68%) SAP HANA
14 6 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 64 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 60 (6.80%) JIRA
3 56 (6.34%) Jenkins
4 24 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
5 20 (2.27%) Selenium
6 18 (2.04%) Maven
7 16 (1.81%) Postman
8 11 (1.25%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.25%) webpack
9 10 (1.13%) GitLab
10 9 (1.02%) Appium
10 9 (1.02%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.02%) Subversion
11 8 (0.91%) IntelliJ
11 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.79%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.68%) Mockito
14 5 (0.57%) Mocha
14 5 (0.57%) Protractor
14 5 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 442 (50.06%) Social Skills
2 186 (21.06%) Finance
3 169 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (7.02%) Presentation Skills
5 49 (5.55%) Public Sector
6 41 (4.64%) Marketing
6 41 (4.64%) Telecoms
7 40 (4.53%) Influencing Skills
8 39 (4.42%) Documentation Skills
9 29 (3.28%) Banking
9 29 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
10 24 (2.72%) Retail
11 19 (2.15%) Front Office
12 16 (1.81%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.70%) Legal
14 14 (1.59%) Electronics
14 14 (1.59%) Law
15 12 (1.36%) Billing
16 10 (1.13%) Games
17 9 (1.02%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 160 (18.12%) Analyst
2 130 (14.72%) Developer
3 67 (7.59%) Architect
4 48 (5.44%) Project Manager
5 42 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 32 (3.62%) Designer
7 31 (3.51%) Service Analyst
8 30 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.17%) Consultant
10 23 (2.60%) Support Engineer
11 21 (2.38%) Field Engineer
11 21 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (2.27%) Senior Developer
13 19 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
13 19 (2.15%) Software Engineer
14 18 (2.04%) Java Developer
14 18 (2.04%) Service Manager
14 18 (2.04%) UI Designer
15 17 (1.93%) Data Analyst
15 17 (1.93%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (6.80%) .NET
2 57 (6.46%) HTML
3 38 (4.30%) React
4 37 (4.19%) Kafka
5 34 (3.85%) CSS
5 34 (3.85%) REST
5 34 (3.85%) Spring
6 32 (3.62%) RESTful
7 26 (2.94%) Node.js
8 25 (2.83%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.83%) Spring Boot
9 24 (2.72%) Web Services
10 21 (2.38%) HTML5
11 17 (1.93%) jQuery
11 17 (1.93%) XML
12 14 (1.59%) JSON
13 13 (1.47%) SOAP
14 11 (1.25%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.25%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.23%) Management Information System
2 41 (4.64%) User Experience
3 26 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 20 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 17 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (1.93%) NHS
6 17 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 15 (1.70%) W3C
8 14 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.47%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.36%) PKI
11 11 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 11 (1.25%) Tandem
12 9 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.91%) LIMS
14 7 (0.79%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 123 (13.93%) Windows
2 53 (6.00%) Linux
3 41 (4.64%) Windows 10
4 27 (3.06%) Windows Server
5 26 (2.94%) Android
6 19 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.70%) Unix
8 6 (0.68%) CentOS
8 6 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.68%) Solaris
8 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.34%) AIX
10 3 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (38.51%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (28.65%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (14.38%) DevOps
4 110 (12.46%) ITIL
5 95 (10.76%) Test Automation
6 90 (10.19%) Project Management
7 89 (10.08%) Scrum
8 83 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 82 (9.29%) SDLC
10 81 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 74 (8.38%) Analytics
12 71 (8.04%) Time Management
13 70 (7.93%) TDD
14 56 (6.34%) Data Analysis
15 53 (6.00%) Collaborative Working
15 53 (6.00%) Software Engineering
16 52 (5.89%) BDD
17 51 (5.78%) Microservices
17 51 (5.78%) User Stories
18 49 (5.55%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (14.04%) SQL
2 102 (11.55%) Java
3 82 (9.29%) Python
4 60 (6.80%) JavaScript
5 47 (5.32%) C#
6 40 (4.53%) PowerShell
7 32 (3.62%) C
8 28 (3.17%) C++
8 28 (3.17%) TypeScript
9 25 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.83%) Java 8
10 14 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.13%) Java 11
12 10 (1.13%) Perl
12 10 (1.13%) PHP
13 9 (1.02%) VB
14 8 (0.91%) Ruby
15 5 (0.57%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.57%) Scala
Qualifications
1 138 (15.63%) Degree
2 87 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.27%) PMP
5 18 (2.04%) MCP
5 18 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.04%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.59%) CISSP
8 12 (1.36%) CCNA
8 12 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.25%) ISEB
10 9 (1.02%) CISM
10 9 (1.02%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.91%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.57%) CRISC
12 5 (0.57%) JNCIA
12 5 (0.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.00%) QA
2 47 (5.32%) SLA
3 26 (2.94%) Accessibility
4 17 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 13 (1.47%) PMO
6 10 (1.13%) NIST
7 9 (1.02%) GDPR
7 9 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (1.02%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.57%) GRC
10 4 (0.45%) GxP
10 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.34%) MiFID
11 3 (0.34%) P3O
11 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.23%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.23%) UCITS
System Software
1 47 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 46 (5.21%) Docker
3 19 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.79%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.57%) vSphere
7 3 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.23%) vCloud
8 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.11%) Ceph
9 1 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.11%) Snort
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (5.55%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.40%) Ansible
3 20 (2.27%) Puppet
4 18 (2.04%) Terraform
5 16 (1.81%) SCCM
6 13 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.13%) Nessus
8 9 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.79%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.68%) Salt
11 5 (0.57%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.57%) RSA Archer
12 4 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.34%) CASB
13 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.34%) Packer
14 2 (0.23%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 161 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 42 (4.76%) Cisco
3 40 (4.53%) ServiceNow
4 39 (4.42%) Oracle
5 34 (3.85%) VMware
6 32 (3.62%) SAP
7 30 (3.40%) Adobe
8 23 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (2.38%) Google
10 20 (2.27%) BT
11 18 (2.04%) IBM
12 17 (1.93%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.70%) HP
14 11 (1.25%) Citrix
15 10 (1.13%) McAfee
16 9 (1.02%) Databricks
16 9 (1.02%) F5
16 9 (1.02%) Meraki
16 9 (1.02%) Sonus
17 8 (0.91%) Red Hat