Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 130 139
Rank change year-on-year -16 +9 -23
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 884 1,071 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.78% 1.94% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.96% 6.56% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 588 547
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £182
90th Percentile £575 £527 £525
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 73 102
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.62 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +20.13% -22.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.13 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +29.03% -22.50%

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 14,828 16,337 15,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.94% 29.64% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,828 9,582 9,190
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £595 £575 £544
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 784 823
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.18 £49.90
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.75% +8.75% -4.76%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 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
South East +10 341 £425 +6.12% 248
North of England -21 145 £375 - 240
Midlands -7 119 £375 -5.06% 178
South West +12 110 £400 +14.29% 115
East of England -5 80 £400 -11.11% 102
West Midlands -29 78 £413 +4.43% 93
North West -10 75 £375 +1.35% 136
Yorkshire -8 56 £338 -15.63% 85
Scotland -8 48 £450 +62.16% 20
East Midlands +30 40 £375 -1.32% 82
Wales -21 21 £440 +12.82% 35
Northern Ireland +13 19 £425 +261.70% 2
North East 0 14 £376 +14.81% 19
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Self-Motivation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Self-Motivation.

1 229 (25.90%) Problem-Solving
2 221 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
4 206 (23.30%) Microsoft
5 181 (20.48%) Windows
6 171 (19.34%) Finance
7 132 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
8 129 (14.59%) Degree
9 116 (13.12%) Security Cleared
10 110 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
11 109 (12.33%) ITIL
12 98 (11.09%) SQL
13 94 (10.63%) Java
14 92 (10.41%) Test Automation
15 87 (9.84%) Project Management
16 86 (9.73%) SC Cleared
17 80 (9.05%) JIRA
18 68 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 67 (7.58%) C#
19 67 (7.58%) Migration
20 64 (7.24%) Telecoms
20 64 (7.24%) .NET
20 64 (7.24%) Active Directory
20 64 (7.24%) Analytics
21 62 (7.01%) Jenkins
21 62 (7.01%) JavaScript
21 62 (7.01%) Linux
21 62 (7.01%) Cisco
22 60 (6.79%) SharePoint
22 60 (6.79%) Scrum

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 60 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 58 (6.56%) Confluence
3 38 (4.30%) IIS
4 28 (3.17%) SharePoint Server
5 19 (2.15%) JBoss
6 17 (1.92%) Apache Spark
7 15 (1.70%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.24%) CMS
8 11 (1.24%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.02%) Apache
10 9 (1.02%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.79%) NetWeaver
11 7 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.68%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.68%) Luigi
12 6 (0.68%) SAS
13 4 (0.45%) EPiServer
13 4 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 132 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 68 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (2.60%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.24%) CATIA
5 11 (1.24%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 11 (1.24%) PTC Creo
6 10 (1.13%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.79%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.57%) Blender
9 5 (0.57%) Maya
9 5 (0.57%) Simulink
9 5 (0.57%) ZBrush
10 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.34%) Sketch
11 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.11%) Figma
11 1 (0.11%) InVision
11 1 (0.11%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 10 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.57%) assyst
4 5 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.45%) Eikon
5 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.45%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.45%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.34%) Magento
6 3 (0.34%) Maximo
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.23%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 59 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (5.77%) Office 365
3 39 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (3.05%) Power Platform
5 14 (1.58%) PaaS
6 11 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (1.13%) SaaS
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (0.68%) IaaS
9 5 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (0.57%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.57%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.45%) ShareGate
10 4 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.88%) Firewall
2 50 (5.66%) Internet
3 33 (3.73%) Wireless
4 32 (3.62%) LAN
4 32 (3.62%) WAN
5 22 (2.49%) Skype
5 22 (2.49%) VPN
6 21 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 15 (1.70%) DNS
8 10 (1.13%) BGP
8 10 (1.13%) IPsec
8 10 (1.13%) MPLS
9 9 (1.02%) LTE
10 8 (0.90%) DHCP
10 8 (0.90%) Junos
10 8 (0.90%) OSPF
11 7 (0.79%) Intranet
11 7 (0.79%) VoIP
11 7 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.68%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.85%) Big Data
3 27 (3.05%) Power BI
4 24 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (2.71%) Hadoop
5 22 (2.49%) Relational Database
6 20 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.92%) MySQL
7 17 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.58%) Apache Hive
9 14 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
9 14 (1.58%) Star Schema
10 13 (1.47%) Oracle Database
11 12 (1.36%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
12 10 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.02%) HBase
13 9 (1.02%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 80 (9.05%) JIRA
2 62 (7.01%) Jenkins
3 53 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.96%) Maven
5 34 (3.85%) Selenium
6 21 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 19 (2.15%) Rational DOORS
8 18 (2.04%) JMeter
9 17 (1.92%) Rational Quality Manager
10 16 (1.81%) IntelliJ
11 15 (1.70%) Bugzilla
12 14 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.47%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 12 (1.36%) Gradle
15 11 (1.24%) Visual Studio
16 8 (0.90%) GitLab
17 6 (0.68%) Bitbucket
17 6 (0.68%) SpecFlow
18 5 (0.57%) Eclipse
General
1 171 (19.34%) Finance
2 64 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.41%) Banking
4 26 (2.94%) Retail
5 22 (2.49%) Legal
6 20 (2.26%) Marketing
7 19 (2.15%) Publishing
8 16 (1.81%) Mandarin Language
9 14 (1.58%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.24%) Military
11 10 (1.13%) Manufacturing
12 9 (1.02%) Electronics
13 6 (0.68%) Automotive
13 6 (0.68%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.57%) Billing
14 5 (0.57%) Front Office
15 4 (0.45%) Back Office
15 4 (0.45%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.34%) Advertising
16 3 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 175 (19.80%) Analyst
2 122 (13.80%) Developer
3 57 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 43 (4.86%) Project Manager
5 40 (4.52%) Support Engineer
6 37 (4.19%) Architect
7 32 (3.62%) Network Engineer
8 31 (3.51%) Coordinator
9 30 (3.39%) Service Analyst
10 29 (3.28%) Software Engineer
11 28 (3.17%) Operations Technician
11 28 (3.17%) Test Engineer
11 28 (3.17%) Tester
12 24 (2.71%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (2.60%) Project Coordinator
14 22 (2.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 21 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
16 20 (2.26%) .NET Developer
17 19 (2.15%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.24%) .NET
2 41 (4.64%) HTML
3 38 (4.30%) JSON
4 33 (3.73%) CSS
5 29 (3.28%) XML
6 26 (2.94%) SOAP
6 26 (2.94%) Spring
6 26 (2.94%) Web Services
7 23 (2.60%) ASP.NET
7 23 (2.60%) jQuery
8 20 (2.26%) .NET Framework
9 18 (2.04%) REST
10 17 (1.92%) RESTful
11 16 (1.81%) HTML5
11 16 (1.81%) Kafka
12 14 (1.58%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.36%) Middleware
14 10 (1.13%) EJB
14 10 (1.13%) JDBC
14 10 (1.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 214 (24.21%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (5.32%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.62%) User Experience
4 17 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.81%) Driving Licence
5 16 (1.81%) PKI
6 10 (1.13%) NHS
6 10 (1.13%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.02%) iPhone
8 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.79%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.79%) CMDB
9 7 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (0.57%) Animation
11 5 (0.57%) Equities
11 5 (0.57%) Life Science
11 5 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 181 (20.48%) Windows
2 62 (7.01%) Linux
3 39 (4.41%) Windows 10
4 38 (4.30%) Unix
5 35 (3.96%) Windows 7
6 31 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (2.71%) Windows Server
8 18 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.58%) Android
10 11 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.68%) Solaris
14 5 (0.57%) AIX
14 5 (0.57%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (25.90%) Problem-Solving
2 221 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (12.33%) ITIL
4 92 (10.41%) Test Automation
5 87 (9.84%) Project Management
6 67 (7.58%) Migration
7 64 (7.24%) Analytics
8 60 (6.79%) Scrum
9 58 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (6.45%) Change Management
10 57 (6.45%) DevOps
11 56 (6.33%) Computer Science
11 56 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 55 (6.22%) Time Management
13 52 (5.88%) Service Delivery
14 48 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (5.20%) TDD
16 41 (4.64%) Data Analysis
16 41 (4.64%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 98 (11.09%) SQL
2 94 (10.63%) Java
3 67 (7.58%) C#
4 62 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 37 (4.19%) Python
6 30 (3.39%) C
7 25 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 21 (2.38%) Java 8
9 18 (2.04%) C++
10 12 (1.36%) MATLAB
10 12 (1.36%) PHP
11 11 (1.24%) Scala
12 10 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.13%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.02%) Ruby
13 9 (1.02%) VBA
14 7 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.68%) Embedded C++
15 6 (0.68%) Perl
16 5 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (14.59%) Degree
2 116 (13.12%) Security Cleared
3 86 (9.73%) SC Cleared
4 41 (4.64%) DV Cleared
5 30 (3.39%) ISTQB
6 27 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (2.26%) CCNA
9 19 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (1.92%) HND
11 15 (1.70%) HNC
11 15 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (1.36%) ISEB
14 10 (1.13%) CCNP
14 10 (1.13%) JNCIA
15 8 (0.90%) CISSP
15 8 (0.90%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.09%) QA
2 41 (4.64%) SLA
3 21 (2.38%) PMO
4 11 (1.24%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.57%) DO-178B
7 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.34%) IFRS
7 3 (0.34%) NIST
7 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.23%) ARP4754
8 2 (0.23%) ARP4761
8 2 (0.23%) Def Stans
8 2 (0.23%) DO-254
8 2 (0.23%) GDPR
8 2 (0.23%) HAZOP
8 2 (0.23%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.23%) WAI
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
System Software
1 64 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.15%) Docker
3 16 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.79%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.68%) Firmware
5 6 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.45%) vSphere
6 4 (0.45%) XenApp
7 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 2 (0.23%) vCloud
8 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.11%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.11%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
2 20 (2.26%) Puppet
3 16 (1.81%) SCCM
4 15 (1.70%) Netcool
5 10 (1.13%) Ansible
6 9 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.90%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.79%) Oozie
9 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.57%) HP ALM
10 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.45%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.34%) Salt
13 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 206 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.01%) Cisco
3 41 (4.64%) McAfee
4 40 (4.52%) Oracle
5 39 (4.41%) SAP
6 27 (3.05%) Remedy
6 27 (3.05%) VMware
7 24 (2.71%) Juniper
8 19 (2.15%) F5
8 19 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.92%) IBM
9 17 (1.92%) SolarWinds
9 17 (1.92%) Tableau
10 15 (1.70%) HP
10 15 (1.70%) OpenText
11 14 (1.58%) Apple
11 14 (1.58%) ServiceNow
12 13 (1.47%) Adobe
12 13 (1.47%) Citrix
13 11 (1.24%) Lotus