Period
to 28 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 128 149
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 -21
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 714 1,083 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.90% 2.05% 1.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.41% 6.99% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 586 558
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £130 £210 £176
90th Percentile £600 £559 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 102 78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +13.11% +5.17%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.30 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.73 £47.50 £39.13
UK median hourly rate £21.21 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +21.19% +0.40% +18.77%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 11,138 15,504 15,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.60% 29.29% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,399 9,346 9,573
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £188 £245 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £565
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 737 730
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.04
90th Percentile £52.27 £49.54 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £21.00 £21.90
% change year-on-year +17.50% -4.11% +15.26%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK excluding London

Self-Motivation
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. 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
South East -13 225 £400 -5.88% 179
North of England +50 165 £404 +7.67% 171
North West +56 105 £325 -13.33% 86
South West +17 93 £400 - 116
Midlands -7 80 £409 +9.00% 161
East of England +18 61 £400 +11.11% 109
Scotland +3 56 £393 -7.59% 36
West Midlands +5 55 £405 -1.82% 84
Yorkshire +18 39 £450 +28.57% 62
Wales +9 35 £400 -5.88% 29
East Midlands +10 23 £450 +21.62% 77
North East +24 21 £415 +9.21% 23
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 11
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Self-Motivation.

1 197 (27.59%) Windows
2 179 (25.07%) Security Cleared
3 173 (24.23%) Microsoft
4 170 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
6 153 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 151 (21.15%) SC Cleared
8 145 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
9 123 (17.23%) ITIL
10 103 (14.43%) Degree
11 99 (13.87%) Active Directory
12 90 (12.61%) Finance
13 87 (12.18%) SQL
14 75 (10.50%) Microsoft Excel
15 64 (8.96%) Azure
16 61 (8.54%) Linux
16 61 (8.54%) SLA
17 60 (8.40%) Service Delivery
18 59 (8.26%) Telecoms
19 57 (7.98%) Test Automation
20 56 (7.84%) JIRA
20 56 (7.84%) Service Management
21 53 (7.42%) Windows 10
22 52 (7.28%) Java
23 51 (7.14%) SDLC
23 51 (7.14%) Office 365
23 51 (7.14%) Public Sector
24 50 (7.00%) Windows Server
25 46 (6.44%) Project Management
26 45 (6.30%) Migration

Self-Motivation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 40 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.92%) Confluence
3 16 (2.24%) IIS
4 9 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.12%) Apache
6 7 (0.98%) CMS
6 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.56%) WordPress
9 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.42%) nginx
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.28%) SAS
10 2 (0.28%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.14%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 145 (20.31%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (10.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.70%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.42%) OrCAD
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.42%) PTC Creo
7 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.28%) Simulink
8 2 (0.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.28%) Stata
8 2 (0.28%) Windchill
9 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.14%) Maya
9 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.56%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.42%) assyst
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.28%) Eikon
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.14%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.96%) Azure
2 51 (7.14%) Office 365
3 39 (5.46%) AWS
4 29 (4.06%) SaaS
5 18 (2.52%) PaaS
6 14 (1.96%) IaaS
7 12 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.54%) OneDrive
8 11 (1.54%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.98%) Serverless
11 5 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.70%) Yammer
12 4 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.56%) Oracle CX
12 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 40 (5.60%) Firewall
3 20 (2.80%) DNS
4 19 (2.66%) DHCP
4 19 (2.66%) LAN
4 19 (2.66%) WAN
5 17 (2.38%) Skype
6 16 (2.24%) Internet
7 15 (2.10%) ISDN
7 15 (2.10%) VPN
8 14 (1.96%) Network Security
9 10 (1.40%) SAN
10 7 (0.98%) IPsec
10 7 (0.98%) VoIP
11 6 (0.84%) Intranet
11 6 (0.84%) NAS
11 6 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (0.84%) Softphone
11 6 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.10%) MySQL
3 11 (1.54%) Power BI
3 11 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.26%) Electronic Patient Records
5 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.12%) Qlik Sense
7 7 (0.98%) SimpleDB
8 6 (0.84%) Big Data
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.56%) DB2
9 4 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (7.84%) JIRA
2 26 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.50%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 13 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.40%) Selenium
7 8 (1.12%) Subversion
8 6 (0.84%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.70%) JMeter
9 5 (0.70%) Robot Framework
9 5 (0.70%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.56%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.42%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.42%) Postman
11 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 90 (12.61%) Finance
2 59 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 51 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.24%) Legal
5 15 (2.10%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.10%) Marketing
6 13 (1.82%) Retail
7 12 (1.68%) Electronics
8 10 (1.40%) Banking
9 9 (1.26%) Mandarin Language
10 8 (1.12%) Back Office
10 8 (1.12%) Military
11 7 (0.98%) Games
12 4 (0.56%) Local Government
13 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.42%) Automotive
13 3 (0.42%) French Language
13 3 (0.42%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Law
13 3 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (21.15%) Analyst
2 63 (8.82%) Business Analyst
3 62 (8.68%) Developer
4 51 (7.14%) Architect
5 46 (6.44%) Service Analyst
6 37 (5.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 34 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 29 (4.06%) Consultant
9 27 (3.78%) Support Engineer
10 24 (3.36%) IT Analyst
10 24 (3.36%) IT Support
11 20 (2.80%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.52%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.10%) Administrator
13 15 (2.10%) IT Engineer
13 15 (2.10%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.10%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (1.96%) Service Design Architect
14 14 (1.96%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.46%) .NET
2 36 (5.04%) HTML
3 29 (4.06%) CSS
4 16 (2.24%) Web Services
5 15 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 14 (1.96%) HTML5
7 13 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.82%) JSON
8 11 (1.54%) REST
9 10 (1.40%) RESTful
10 8 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (1.12%) SOAP
10 8 (1.12%) Spring
10 8 (1.12%) XML
11 7 (0.98%) Java EE
11 7 (0.98%) jQuery
11 7 (0.98%) Kafka
11 7 (0.98%) Middleware
11 7 (0.98%) Spring Boot
12 5 (0.70%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 153 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
3 25 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 20 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.38%) Cyber Defence
6 17 (2.38%) NHS
6 17 (2.38%) User Experience
7 10 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.40%) Replication
8 9 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.26%) PKI
9 7 (0.98%) CMDB
9 7 (0.98%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.84%) PMI
10 6 (0.84%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.70%) Clustering
11 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 197 (27.59%) Windows
2 61 (8.54%) Linux
3 53 (7.42%) Windows 10
4 50 (7.00%) Windows Server
5 38 (5.32%) Unix
6 37 (5.18%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.12%) CentOS
10 8 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 7 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.56%) Android
13 4 (0.56%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.42%) Solaris
15 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (22.83%) Problem-Solving
3 123 (17.23%) ITIL
4 60 (8.40%) Service Delivery
5 57 (7.98%) Test Automation
6 56 (7.84%) Service Management
7 51 (7.14%) SDLC
8 46 (6.44%) Project Management
9 45 (6.30%) Migration
10 44 (6.16%) Validation
11 43 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (6.02%) Project Delivery
11 43 (6.02%) Scrum
12 40 (5.60%) Mentoring
13 39 (5.46%) DevOps
14 34 (4.76%) Test Scripting
15 33 (4.62%) Data Analysis
15 33 (4.62%) Service Design
15 33 (4.62%) Workflow
16 32 (4.48%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 87 (12.18%) SQL
2 52 (7.28%) Java
3 39 (5.46%) C#
3 39 (5.46%) Python
4 36 (5.04%) JavaScript
5 29 (4.06%) C
6 25 (3.50%) PowerShell
7 12 (1.68%) Bash Shell
7 12 (1.68%) PHP
8 9 (1.26%) VBA
9 8 (1.12%) C++
10 7 (0.98%) Kotlin
11 6 (0.84%) ABAP
11 6 (0.84%) Go
11 6 (0.84%) Perl
12 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.70%) Ruby
12 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.56%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 179 (25.07%) Security Cleared
2 151 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 103 (14.43%) Degree
4 38 (5.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (5.18%) ISTQB
6 26 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (3.36%) CCNA
8 18 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (2.38%) DV Cleared
10 14 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.68%) ISEB
12 11 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.40%) IIBA
13 10 (1.40%) MCP
13 10 (1.40%) MCSE
14 8 (1.12%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.98%) CISM
15 7 (0.98%) CISSP
16 6 (0.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (8.54%) SLA
2 24 (3.36%) QA
3 11 (1.54%) GDPR
4 8 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.12%) PMO
5 7 (0.98%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.56%) PSD2
8 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.28%) ITGC
10 1 (0.14%) COSHH
10 1 (0.14%) GAAP
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.14%) NIST
10 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.14%) RMADS
System Software
1 99 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.08%) Docker
4 12 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.98%) XenApp
6 5 (0.70%) vSphere
7 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.14%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (3.08%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.80%) SCCM
3 13 (1.82%) Puppet
3 13 (1.82%) Terraform
4 10 (1.40%) Ansible
5 8 (1.12%) SCOM
6 6 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.84%) RSA Archer
7 5 (0.70%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.56%) Grafana
8 4 (0.56%) Kibana
8 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.56%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.56%) WSUS
9 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 173 (24.23%) Microsoft
2 44 (6.16%) Oracle
3 41 (5.74%) VMware
4 31 (4.34%) SAP
5 25 (3.50%) Cisco
6 22 (3.08%) EMC
7 20 (2.80%) ServiceNow
8 17 (2.38%) Adobe
9 16 (2.24%) Dell
9 16 (2.24%) HP
10 15 (2.10%) Citrix
10 15 (2.10%) Juniper
11 13 (1.82%) NetApp
12 7 (0.98%) Brocade
12 7 (0.98%) Google
12 7 (0.98%) IBM
13 6 (0.84%) Intel
13 6 (0.84%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.84%) Siemens
13 6 (0.84%) Snow