Period
to 1 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Documentation Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Documentation Skills
England > London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 270 246 310
Rank change year-on-year -24 +64 +8
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 280 135 314
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the General category 1.61% 1.47% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 103 218
10th Percentile £325 £329 £350
25th Percentile £402 £375 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £617 £581 £600
90th Percentile £700 £648 £646
England median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +93.70% -54.45%
England median hourly rate £65.50 £52.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year +24.76% +171.18% -54.45%

Documentation Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 17,388 9,210 22,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.73% 58.46% 55.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,209 6,579 15,824
10th Percentile £356 £325 £315
25th Percentile £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £656 £638 £623
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 138 282
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.85 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.99 £15.76
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.59% +33.31% -
75th Percentile £47.06 £45.75 £30.75
90th Percentile £64.00 £57.58 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.91% +3.16% +7.32%

Documentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Documentation Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Skills in London

Documentation Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in London.

Daily rate trend for Documentation Skills in London

Documentation Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Documentation Skills in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Documentation Skills in London

Documentation Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills in London.

Hourly rate trend for Documentation Skills in London

Documentation Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Documentation Skills in London over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Documentation Skills in London

Documentation Skills
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Documentation Skills within the London region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Central London -8 34 £525 +31.25% 9
South London +21 3 £500 +17.65% 5
West London -2 2 £495 +27.74% 7
Documentation Skills
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Skills 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 London region with a requirement for Documentation Skills.

1 156 (55.71%) Social Skills
2 122 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (27.50%) Finance
4 75 (26.79%) Azure
5 70 (25.00%) SQL
5 70 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 48 (17.14%) Banking
6 48 (17.14%) DevOps
7 46 (16.43%) Scrum
8 39 (13.93%) Python
9 38 (13.57%) Oracle
9 38 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
10 37 (13.21%) Java
11 36 (12.86%) Degree
11 36 (12.86%) Presentation Skills
12 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (12.14%) Microsoft 365
14 31 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (11.07%) Test Automation
15 30 (10.71%) JavaScript
15 30 (10.71%) Active Directory
16 27 (9.64%) Windows
17 26 (9.29%) Computer Science
17 26 (9.29%) Investment Banking
18 25 (8.93%) SQL Server
18 25 (8.93%) Full Stack Development
19 24 (8.57%) Project Management
19 24 (8.57%) Git (software)
20 23 (8.21%) AWS
20 23 (8.21%) Migration

Documentation Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 20 (7.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.57%) Confluence
4 6 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.79%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.43%) CMS
6 4 (1.43%) Headless CMS
7 3 (1.07%) IIS
7 3 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.71%) Apache
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.71%) SAS
8 2 (0.71%) WordPress
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (7.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.36%) Figma
6 1 (0.36%) InVision
6 1 (0.36%) Marvel
6 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Cloudability
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.71%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle AGIS
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.36%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 75 (26.79%) Azure
2 34 (12.14%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (8.21%) AWS
4 20 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (5.00%) PaaS
5 14 (5.00%) Power Platform
6 11 (3.93%) IaaS
7 10 (3.57%) GCP
8 8 (2.86%) GitHub
8 8 (2.86%) SaaS
9 6 (2.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 5 (1.79%) npm
10 5 (1.79%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.43%) Serverless
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.07%) Azure Functions
12 3 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (1.07%) Yarn
13 2 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.64%) DNS
2 11 (3.93%) Firewall
3 9 (3.21%) Network Security
4 6 (2.14%) BGP
4 6 (2.14%) LAN
4 6 (2.14%) WAN
5 5 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.79%) DHCP
5 5 (1.79%) VPN
6 4 (1.43%) Internet
6 4 (1.43%) MPLS
6 4 (1.43%) OSPF
6 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.43%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.43%) Wireless
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.07%) EIGRP
7 3 (1.07%) VLAN
7 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.00%) Big Data
2 14 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 12 (4.29%) Power BI
4 10 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.86%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.14%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.07%) DB2
9 3 (1.07%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.07%) PowerCenter
9 3 (1.07%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 24 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.00%) JIRA
3 10 (3.57%) Selenium
4 9 (3.21%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.50%) GitLab
7 5 (1.79%) AppVeyor
7 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.79%) Protractor
7 5 (1.79%) Subversion
7 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.43%) Cypress.io
8 4 (1.43%) Mocha
8 4 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.07%) Babel
9 3 (1.07%) ESLint
9 3 (1.07%) PostCSS
9 3 (1.07%) Storybook
9 3 (1.07%) webpack
General
1 156 (55.71%) Social Skills
2 77 (27.50%) Finance
3 48 (17.14%) Banking
4 36 (12.86%) Presentation Skills
5 31 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (9.29%) Investment Banking
7 16 (5.71%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (4.29%) Legal
8 12 (4.29%) Marketing
9 10 (3.57%) Public Sector
10 9 (3.21%) Front Office
11 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.43%) Law
12 4 (1.43%) Publishing
12 4 (1.43%) Retail
12 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.71%) Electronics
14 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 64 (22.86%) Analyst
2 63 (22.50%) Developer
3 40 (14.29%) Architect
4 31 (11.07%) Business Analyst
5 24 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Consultant
7 19 (6.79%) Full Stack Developer
8 18 (6.43%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 16 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (5.36%) Azure Architect
11 14 (5.00%) Agile Developer
11 14 (5.00%) Agile Java Developer
12 13 (4.64%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Microsoft 365 Architect
13 9 (3.21%) Risk Analyst
14 8 (2.86%) Azure Developer
15 7 (2.50%) Azure Consultant
15 7 (2.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
15 7 (2.50%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.86%) HTML
2 19 (6.79%) CSS
2 19 (6.79%) JSON
3 17 (6.07%) .NET
4 15 (5.36%) HTML5
4 15 (5.36%) RESTful
5 14 (5.00%) Spring
6 13 (4.64%) .NET Framework
6 13 (4.64%) Entity Framework
6 13 (4.64%) React
7 11 (3.93%) Kafka
8 10 (3.57%) XML
9 9 (3.21%) AngularJS
9 9 (3.21%) Node.js
10 8 (2.86%) .NET Core
10 8 (2.86%) Blazor
10 8 (2.86%) Web Services
11 7 (2.50%) Spring Boot
12 6 (2.14%) OAuth
12 6 (2.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.86%) Self-Motivation
2 21 (7.50%) User Experience
3 17 (6.07%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.21%) Credit Risk
4 9 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.86%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.50%) NHS
6 7 (2.50%) Swaptions
7 6 (2.14%) FMCG
8 5 (1.79%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.07%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.07%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.71%) CCTV
10 2 (0.71%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.64%) Windows
2 15 (5.36%) Linux
3 13 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.86%) Unix
5 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.79%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (43.57%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.14%) DevOps
3 46 (16.43%) Scrum
4 38 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (11.07%) Test Automation
7 26 (9.29%) Computer Science
8 25 (8.93%) Full Stack Development
9 24 (8.57%) Project Management
10 23 (8.21%) Migration
11 22 (7.86%) ETL
11 22 (7.86%) ITIL
12 20 (7.14%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.43%) Microservices
13 18 (6.43%) OO
13 18 (6.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 17 (6.07%) Analytics
14 17 (6.07%) Data Governance
14 17 (6.07%) Requirements Gathering
14 17 (6.07%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (25.00%) SQL
2 39 (13.93%) Python
3 37 (13.21%) Java
4 30 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 21 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 16 (5.71%) C#
7 10 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.86%) R
8 8 (2.86%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.50%) C++
9 7 (2.50%) VBA
10 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.43%) Groovy
12 3 (1.07%) C
12 3 (1.07%) Search Processing Language
13 2 (0.71%) ES6
13 2 (0.71%) Java 8
13 2 (0.71%) Perl
14 1 (0.36%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 36 (12.86%) Degree
2 15 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (4.29%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.50%) CCNA
7 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.79%) CCIE
8 5 (1.79%) MCSE
8 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) CISM
10 3 (1.07%) CISSP
10 3 (1.07%) ISEB
10 3 (1.07%) MCITP
10 3 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.71%) CCSP
11 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.07%) QA
2 8 (2.86%) Accessibility
2 8 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.50%) GDPR
3 7 (2.50%) SLA
4 4 (1.43%) PMO
5 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.07%) MiFID
5 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.71%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.71%) UCITS
7 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.36%) GRC
7 1 (0.36%) NIST
7 1 (0.36%) SOC 2
System Software
1 30 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.79%) Platform Symphony
3 12 (4.29%) Docker
4 3 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.07%) vSphere
5 2 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.36%) Ceph
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) vCloud
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (4.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 11 (3.93%) Puppet
3 8 (2.86%) Ansible
4 7 (2.50%) SCCM
5 6 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.79%) Salt
7 4 (1.43%) Control-M
7 4 (1.43%) SCOM
8 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.36%) WMI
9 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.57%) Oracle
3 17 (6.07%) Cisco
4 9 (3.21%) VMware
5 8 (2.86%) Citrix
5 8 (2.86%) ESRI
5 8 (2.86%) Telerik
6 6 (2.14%) CyberArk
6 6 (2.14%) Google
6 6 (2.14%) SAP
7 5 (1.79%) Meraki
7 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.79%) Splunk
8 4 (1.43%) Adobe
8 4 (1.43%) Centrify
8 4 (1.43%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.43%) Databricks
8 4 (1.43%) Informatica
8 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds