Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 179 168 178
Rank change year-on-year -11 +10 -21
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,089 557 1,053
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.63% 1.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.03% 5.10% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 314 609
10th Percentile £238 £220 £158
25th Percentile £398 £358 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £580 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 34 57
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.36 £13.80
25th Percentile £14.63 £12.02 £16.25
Median hourly rate £28.64 £22.67 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +26.35% +7.94% +16.67%
75th Percentile £49.75 £39.75 £43.00
90th Percentile £67.80 £52.15 £51.65
UK median hourly rate £28.64 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year +23.45% +10.48% +16.67%

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 21,668 10,917 19,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.15% 31.88% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,514 7,436 12,658
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
25th Percentile £419 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £586
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £473
% change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 423 744
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.97 £17.25 £15.05
Median hourly rate £25.25 £26.27 £20.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +27.37% +1.93%
75th Percentile £49.50 £46.00 £44.56
90th Percentile £65.05 £58.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -13 506 £535 +11.46% 217
South East -34 210 £420 -2.05% 134
North of England +4 105 £350 -16.67% 159
Midlands +1 103 £500 +47.93% 134
West Midlands -11 78 £500 +47.93% 80
North West -6 63 £425 +23.64% 92
East of England -21 57 £500 +17.51% 70
South West -37 46 £456 +33.41% 76
Yorkshire -15 35 £210 -50.59% 45
East Midlands -10 23 £518 +371.14% 52
North East +1 7 £160 -56.64% 22
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 566 (51.97%) Social Skills
2 399 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (26.08%) Problem-Solving
4 246 (22.59%) Finance
5 220 (20.20%) Microsoft
5 220 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
6 180 (16.53%) Azure
7 176 (16.16%) SQL
8 156 (14.33%) Windows
9 141 (12.95%) Scrum
10 140 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 140 (12.86%) DevOps
11 129 (11.85%) Degree
12 125 (11.48%) ITIL
13 121 (11.11%) Git (software)
14 120 (11.02%) CI/CD
15 118 (10.84%) JavaScript
16 117 (10.74%) Project Management
17 113 (10.38%) Python
18 110 (10.10%) JIRA
19 107 (9.83%) Java
20 101 (9.27%) Migration
20 101 (9.27%) Presentation Skills
21 97 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
22 94 (8.63%) AWS
23 93 (8.54%) Test Automation
24 87 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
24 87 (7.99%) Security Cleared
24 87 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
25 86 (7.90%) SQL Server

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 54 (4.96%) Confluence
2 31 (2.85%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.47%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.38%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.64%) IIS
8 6 (0.55%) Apache
8 6 (0.55%) CMS
9 5 (0.46%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.37%) WordPress
11 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.28%) Mule
11 3 (0.28%) nginx
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.18%) Drupal
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.092%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.092%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.092%) WebSphere
Applications
1 97 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.10%) InVision
5 12 (1.10%) Sketch
6 10 (0.92%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.46%) Camtasia
8 5 (0.46%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.37%) Marvel
10 3 (0.28%) Maya
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.092%) Houdini
12 1 (0.092%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 31 (2.85%) NetSuite
2 6 (0.55%) SAP MDG
3 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.092%) ContrOCC
7 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.092%) Eikon
7 1 (0.092%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.092%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.092%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.092%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.092%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.092%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.092%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 180 (16.53%) Azure
2 94 (8.63%) AWS
3 87 (7.99%) Microsoft 365
4 41 (3.76%) Power Platform
5 40 (3.67%) PaaS
6 32 (2.94%) SaaS
7 27 (2.48%) Serverless
8 26 (2.39%) GCP
9 23 (2.11%) GitHub
10 18 (1.65%) Azure Monitor
11 17 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (1.38%) Azure Key Vault
13 12 (1.10%) IaaS
14 10 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 10 (0.92%) Azure Service Bus
14 10 (0.92%) Figma
15 8 (0.73%) OneDrive
16 7 (0.64%) Slack
17 6 (0.55%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.55%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.66%) DNS
1 29 (2.66%) Firewall
1 29 (2.66%) Internet
2 22 (2.02%) LAN
3 20 (1.84%) WAN
4 18 (1.65%) VPN
5 16 (1.47%) DHCP
6 13 (1.19%) HTTP
7 11 (1.01%) Network Security
7 11 (1.01%) Wireless
8 10 (0.92%) BGP
8 10 (0.92%) IPsec
8 10 (0.92%) OSPF
8 10 (0.92%) VLAN
9 9 (0.83%) 5G
9 9 (0.83%) Ethernet
9 9 (0.83%) TCP/IP
10 8 (0.73%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (7.90%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (3.49%) Power BI
4 31 (2.85%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.75%) Big Data
6 29 (2.66%) Relational Database
6 29 (2.66%) Tableau
7 24 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 21 (1.93%) MongoDB
9 19 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (1.65%) Data Lake
11 17 (1.56%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (1.10%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
15 11 (1.01%) DB2
16 7 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 121 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 110 (10.10%) JIRA
3 53 (4.87%) Jenkins
4 20 (1.84%) GitLab
4 20 (1.84%) Selenium
5 18 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 14 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 12 (1.10%) Maven
7 12 (1.10%) Postman
8 11 (1.01%) Axure RP
8 11 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.01%) SonarQube
9 10 (0.92%) IntelliJ
9 10 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (0.83%) Subversion
11 7 (0.64%) git-flow
11 7 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 566 (51.97%) Social Skills
2 246 (22.59%) Finance
3 220 (20.20%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (9.27%) Presentation Skills
5 73 (6.70%) Influencing Skills
6 70 (6.43%) Retail
7 69 (6.34%) Banking
8 67 (6.15%) Organisational Skills
9 55 (5.05%) Marketing
10 53 (4.87%) Telecoms
11 46 (4.22%) Public Sector
12 44 (4.04%) Legal
13 21 (1.93%) Advertising
13 21 (1.93%) Financial Institution
13 21 (1.93%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.84%) Local Government
15 17 (1.56%) Investment Banking
16 16 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
17 15 (1.38%) Games
18 13 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 186 (17.08%) Analyst
2 157 (14.42%) Developer
3 72 (6.61%) Architect
4 70 (6.43%) Business Analyst
5 66 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 55 (5.05%) Consultant
7 50 (4.59%) Software Engineer
8 41 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 36 (3.31%) Support Engineer
10 32 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
11 28 (2.57%) Designer
11 28 (2.57%) NetSuite Consultant
12 25 (2.30%) Data Analyst
13 23 (2.11%) Service Manager
14 21 (1.93%) Service Analyst
14 21 (1.93%) Test Engineer
15 20 (1.84%) Data Engineer
16 18 (1.65%) Desktop Engineer
16 18 (1.65%) Full Stack Developer
17 17 (1.56%) Agile Coach
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (6.61%) REST
2 67 (6.15%) HTML
3 63 (5.79%) XML
4 59 (5.42%) .NET
5 54 (4.96%) React
6 45 (4.13%) RESTful
7 43 (3.95%) CSS
7 43 (3.95%) Node.js
8 34 (3.12%) JSON
9 30 (2.75%) Kafka
10 29 (2.66%) .NET Core
10 29 (2.66%) .NET Framework
10 29 (2.66%) SOAP
10 29 (2.66%) Web Services
11 26 (2.39%) AngularJS
12 22 (2.02%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.84%) HTML5
14 18 (1.65%) Dapper ORM
15 17 (1.56%) Spring
16 16 (1.47%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.33%) User Experience
2 48 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 40 (3.67%) Public Cloud
4 38 (3.49%) Virtual Team
5 31 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 22 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
8 20 (1.84%) Hedge funds
8 20 (1.84%) NHS
9 17 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (1.29%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.01%) Legacy Systems
13 10 (0.92%) CMDB
14 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.73%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.73%) Replication
16 7 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 7 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 156 (14.33%) Windows
2 77 (7.07%) Linux
3 39 (3.58%) Windows Server
4 36 (3.31%) Windows 10
5 18 (1.65%) Android
6 16 (1.47%) Unix
7 14 (1.29%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.55%) Mac OS X
11 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.46%) VMS
13 4 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.28%) CentOS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (26.08%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (12.95%) Scrum
4 140 (12.86%) DevOps
4 140 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 125 (11.48%) ITIL
6 120 (11.02%) CI/CD
7 117 (10.74%) Project Management
8 101 (9.27%) Migration
9 93 (8.54%) Test Automation
10 86 (7.90%) Continuous Improvement
11 84 (7.71%) Service Management
11 84 (7.71%) Software Engineering
12 83 (7.62%) Analytics
13 69 (6.34%) Configuration Management
14 67 (6.15%) Project Delivery
15 64 (5.88%) Data Modelling
16 63 (5.79%) Decision-Making
16 63 (5.79%) SDLC
17 62 (5.69%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 176 (16.16%) SQL
2 118 (10.84%) JavaScript
3 113 (10.38%) Python
4 107 (9.83%) Java
5 61 (5.60%) C#
6 51 (4.68%) PowerShell
7 38 (3.49%) C
8 37 (3.40%) PHP
9 36 (3.31%) C++
9 36 (3.31%) TypeScript
10 22 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.74%) Bash
12 16 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 11 (1.01%) Ruby
14 10 (0.92%) Go
14 10 (0.92%) Groovy
14 10 (0.92%) Perl
14 10 (0.92%) R
15 9 (0.83%) Java 8
16 8 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (11.85%) Degree
2 87 (7.99%) Security Cleared
3 64 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 20 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 17 (1.56%) Master's Degree
8 13 (1.19%) CISSP
9 12 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (1.10%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.01%) CCNA
11 10 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.83%) CISM
12 9 (0.83%) CRISC
12 9 (0.83%) MCP
13 8 (0.73%) CCNP
14 7 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.78%) SLA
2 44 (4.04%) QA
3 30 (2.75%) GDPR
4 26 (2.39%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.84%) PMO
6 17 (1.56%) Accessibility
7 11 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (1.01%) NIST
8 4 (0.37%) GxP
8 4 (0.37%) NCSC
8 4 (0.37%) NIST 800
9 3 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.28%) P3O
9 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.28%) WCAG
10 2 (0.18%) COBIT
10 2 (0.18%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 74 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 57 (5.23%) Docker
3 14 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.64%) vSphere
5 6 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.46%) HDFS
6 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.46%) NFS
6 5 (0.46%) XenApp
6 5 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.37%) Firmware
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.18%) iptables
10 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.092%) Samba
10 1 (0.092%) vCloud
10 1 (0.092%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.092%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (6.43%) Kubernetes
2 54 (4.96%) Ansible
3 29 (2.66%) Terraform
4 20 (1.84%) SCCM
5 15 (1.38%) Puppet
6 12 (1.10%) logstash
6 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.73%) Istio
8 8 (0.73%) Kibana
8 8 (0.73%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.55%) Packer
11 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (0.37%) Consul
12 4 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 220 (20.20%) Microsoft
2 40 (3.67%) Oracle
3 34 (3.12%) Google
4 33 (3.03%) Cisco
4 33 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 25 (2.30%) SAP
6 24 (2.20%) VMware
7 21 (1.93%) Adobe
7 21 (1.93%) Citrix
8 13 (1.19%) Atlassian
9 12 (1.10%) Apple
9 12 (1.10%) Juniper
9 12 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.01%) IBM
11 10 (0.92%) HP
11 10 (0.92%) Verint
12 8 (0.73%) StreamSets
13 7 (0.64%) Alteryx
13 7 (0.64%) MuleSoft