Period
to 19 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 19 July 2019 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
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 127 126
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 -10
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 111 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.76% 1.45% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.89% 5.74% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 38 56
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -11.48%
10th Percentile £209 £252 £194
90th Percentile £568 £452 £481
England median daily rate £450 £415 £411
% change year-on-year +8.43% +1.10% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +19.23% +116.67%
10th Percentile £27.84 £26.25 £30.00
90th Percentile £49.40 £130.00 £36.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +29.03% +3.33%

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,886 1,341 1,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.89% 25.24% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 777 946
South West median daily rate £436 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £250
90th Percentile £625 £570 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 85 81
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +7.10%
10th Percentile £11.85 £15.90 £12.60
90th Percentile £51.63 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.63 £22.42 £19.66
% change year-on-year -8.01% +14.04% -1.70%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the South West

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Self-Motivation in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in the South West

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the South West

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in the South West

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the South West

Self-Motivation
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 July 2019. 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
Wiltshire -1 39 £425 +56.68% 10
Bristol -1 30 £433 +15.33% 33
Gloucestershire -5 20 £300 -7.69% 12
Devon -14 10 £450 +20.00% 14
Dorset +4 7 £330 -14.84% 19
Somerset -4 3 £140 -17.65% 12
Self-Motivation
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 South West region with a requirement for Self-Motivation.

1 44 (39.64%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
5 22 (19.82%) Finance
6 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
6 18 (16.22%) Windows
6 18 (16.22%) DevOps
7 17 (15.32%) Root Cause Analysis
7 17 (15.32%) Analytics
7 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
8 15 (13.51%) ITIL
8 15 (13.51%) Project Management
8 15 (13.51%) Computer Science
9 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
9 14 (12.61%) Linux
10 13 (11.71%) Time Management
10 13 (11.71%) Data Analytics
11 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.91%) PTC Creo
12 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
12 11 (9.91%) QA
12 11 (9.91%) ANSYS
12 11 (9.91%) PLM
12 11 (9.91%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 11 (9.91%) CATIA
12 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2
12 11 (9.91%) MATLAB
13 10 (9.01%) Active Directory
13 10 (9.01%) C++

Self-Motivation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (3.60%) IIS
2 3 (2.70%) Apache
2 3 (2.70%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.70%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.80%) ColdFusion
3 2 (1.80%) JBoss
4 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (9.91%) CATIA
1 11 (9.91%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 11 (9.91%) PTC Creo
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.70%) Acrobat
4 3 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.90%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.90%) Figma
5 1 (0.90%) InVision
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.90%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.90%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.60%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.70%) Office 365
4 3 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.90%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.50%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.60%) DHCP
3 4 (3.60%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) Internet
4 3 (2.70%) LAN
4 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.70%) Wireless
5 2 (1.80%) Firewall
5 2 (1.80%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.80%) SAN
5 2 (1.80%) VPN
5 2 (1.80%) WAN
5 2 (1.80%) WLAN
6 1 (0.90%) BGP
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.90%) HSRP
6 1 (0.90%) OSPF
6 1 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) Big Data
2 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.70%) Apache Accumulo
3 3 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.70%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.70%) Power BI
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.80%) MS Access
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.90%) MySQL
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) JIRA
2 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.60%) Gerrit
4 4 (3.60%) JMeter
4 4 (3.60%) Selenium
5 3 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.70%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.70%) WATIR
6 2 (1.80%) Android Studio
6 2 (1.80%) webpack
7 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.90%) Bundler
7 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (19.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Publishing
3 2 (1.80%) Back Office
3 2 (1.80%) Legal
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Electronics
4 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (9.91%) Analyst
1 11 (9.91%) Desktop Engineer
1 11 (9.91%) Support Engineer
2 10 (9.01%) Project Manager
2 10 (9.01%) Software Engineer
3 9 (8.11%) Desktop Support
4 8 (7.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (7.21%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Administrator
5 7 (6.31%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) IT Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Architect
7 5 (4.50%) DBA
7 5 (4.50%) Developer
7 5 (4.50%) SQL DBA
8 4 (3.60%) Designer
8 4 (3.60%) IT Support
8 4 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) .NET
1 4 (3.60%) HTML
2 3 (2.70%) CSS
2 3 (2.70%) jQuery
2 3 (2.70%) Node.js
2 3 (2.70%) XML
3 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.80%) Java EE
3 2 (1.80%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.90%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.90%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.90%) HTML5
4 1 (0.90%) JSON
4 1 (0.90%) RESTful
4 1 (0.90%) Sass
4 1 (0.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.90%) Spring
4 1 (0.90%) WSDL
4 1 (0.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.50%) User Experience
3 4 (3.60%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.80%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Social Media
6 1 (0.90%) Arduino
6 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.90%) PMI
6 1 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.22%) Windows
2 14 (12.61%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.60%) Android
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
7 2 (1.80%) Unix
7 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.64%) Problem-Solving
2 41 (36.94%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.22%) DevOps
3 18 (16.22%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.32%) Analytics
4 17 (15.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (13.51%) Computer Science
5 15 (13.51%) ITIL
5 15 (13.51%) Project Management
6 14 (12.61%) Test Automation
7 13 (11.71%) Data Analytics
7 13 (11.71%) Time Management
8 12 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 11 (9.91%) PLM
9 11 (9.91%) PRINCE2
10 9 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (8.11%) Migration
10 9 (8.11%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.21%) ETL
11 8 (7.21%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.91%) MATLAB
2 10 (9.01%) C++
3 9 (8.11%) C
4 8 (7.21%) SQL
5 7 (6.31%) Java
5 7 (6.31%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.50%) C#
7 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.70%) Perl
8 3 (2.70%) Python
8 3 (2.70%) Ruby
8 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.80%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.80%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.80%) PHP
9 2 (1.80%) VB
10 1 (0.90%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) Degree
3 10 (9.01%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (3.60%) APMP
7 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.70%) ISEB
7 3 (2.70%) MCP
7 3 (2.70%) MCSA
8 2 (1.80%) CCNA
8 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.80%) MCSE
8 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) QA
2 5 (4.50%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) PMO
4 1 (0.90%) GDPR
4 1 (0.90%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) Docker
3 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.80%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Ansible
2 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.70%) Puppet
2 3 (2.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.90%) SCCM
3 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) ANSYS
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco
4 8 (7.21%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) McAfee
6 4 (3.60%) HP
6 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.70%) Adobe
7 3 (2.70%) CA Agile Central
7 3 (2.70%) Lotus
7 3 (2.70%) Symantec
8 2 (1.80%) Dell
8 2 (1.80%) F5
8 2 (1.80%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.80%) hybris
8 2 (1.80%) IBM
8 2 (1.80%) Sun
9 1 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.90%) Intel
9 1 (0.90%) Riverbed