Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Decision-Making skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Decision-Making over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Decision-Making
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 142 157
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 +5
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,800 1,932 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.87% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 2.18% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,090 1,163 1,024
UK median daily rate £470 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.30% +7.06% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £297 £272
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 62
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £15.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +64.23% -17.81%
10th Percentile £15.47 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.88 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £14.73
% change year-on-year +33.33% +52.75% -20.46%

Decision-Making is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Decision-Making as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Decision-Making.

Contractor daily rate trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Decision-Making within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
England -18 1,617 £475 +1.06% 578
UK excluding London -18 979 £425 - 387
London -21 785 £511 +2.25% 232
South East -9 298 £450 - 97
North of England -22 227 £425 -2.86% 114
Midlands -25 156 £413 +4.43% 53
North West -31 121 £410 -8.89% 61
West Midlands -16 112 £425 +12.58% 23
Scotland -1 99 £395 -1.25% 24
South West -31 77 £450 - 37
East of England +10 73 £460 -1.60% 45
Yorkshire -10 68 £456 -4.50% 37
Wales -4 50 £463 +8.19% 15
East Midlands -27 43 £400 - 30
North East +3 38 £441 +17.67% 16
Northern Ireland +32 3 £422 +4.84% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Decision-Making 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 with a requirement for Decision-Making.

1 714 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (29.44%) Finance
3 432 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
4 398 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
5 371 (20.61%) Project Management
6 286 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 254 (14.11%) Analytics
8 245 (13.61%) Degree
9 217 (12.06%) Microsoft
10 212 (11.78%) Scrum
11 211 (11.72%) Security Cleared
12 203 (11.28%) SQL
13 179 (9.94%) ITIL
14 167 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
15 161 (8.94%) SC Cleared
16 160 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
17 159 (8.83%) Continuous Improvement
18 156 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
19 154 (8.56%) Coaching
20 148 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
21 137 (7.61%) Python
22 134 (7.44%) JIRA
23 133 (7.39%) Java
24 132 (7.33%) Risk Management
25 128 (7.11%) Mentoring
26 126 (7.00%) Windows
27 124 (6.89%) Change Management
28 123 (6.83%) DevOps
29 119 (6.61%) Service Delivery
29 119 (6.61%) Programme Management

Decision-Making
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 68 (3.78%) Confluence
2 58 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 31 (1.72%) SAS
5 30 (1.67%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 20 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.00%) Apache
9 17 (0.94%) Gunicorn
10 16 (0.89%) CMS
11 15 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.50%) IIS
14 7 (0.39%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.33%) nginx
16 5 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 167 (9.28%) Microsoft Office
2 160 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 74 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 67 (3.72%) MS Visio
5 58 (3.22%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.78%) SPSS
7 10 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.22%) InVision
10 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.17%) Maya
10 3 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.11%) Simulink
11 2 (0.11%) Stata
12 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.056%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.56%) Primavera
3 9 (0.50%) SAP GTS
4 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
6 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.11%) BASE24
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.11%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 156 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 107 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (4.44%) Office 365
4 43 (2.39%) SaaS
5 24 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 18 (1.00%) IaaS
6 18 (1.00%) PaaS
7 16 (0.89%) GitHub
8 15 (0.83%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.72%) Slack
10 11 (0.61%) G Suite
10 11 (0.61%) npm
10 11 (0.61%) Serverless
11 9 (0.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 8 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.44%) Force.com
12 8 (0.44%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.39%) Azure Functions
13 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (3.00%) WAN
2 47 (2.61%) LAN
3 41 (2.28%) Firewall
4 36 (2.00%) Skype
5 34 (1.89%) DNS
6 27 (1.50%) Internet
7 24 (1.33%) Network Security
8 18 (1.00%) DHCP
8 18 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.94%) Wireless
10 16 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (0.89%) SAN
10 16 (0.89%) Unified Communications
11 15 (0.83%) OSPF
12 14 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (0.78%) HTTP
12 14 (0.78%) SNMP
13 13 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.06%) Big Data
2 74 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 73 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (3.33%) Power BI
5 50 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (2.44%) Hadoop
7 37 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 37 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 34 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.78%) MySQL
11 31 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (1.39%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (1.17%) Data Lake
14 17 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (0.94%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.83%) Apache Hive
15 15 (0.83%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 134 (7.44%) JIRA
2 83 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 64 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.72%) Selenium
5 17 (0.94%) Gatling
5 17 (0.94%) Robot Framework
6 16 (0.89%) JMeter
7 15 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (0.78%) SonarQube
9 13 (0.72%) Cucumber
9 13 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.67%) LoadRunner
10 12 (0.67%) Maven
11 10 (0.56%) ERwin
11 10 (0.56%) Subversion
11 10 (0.56%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.39%) PVCS
General
1 530 (29.44%) Finance
2 115 (6.39%) Banking
3 109 (6.06%) Marketing
4 83 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 80 (4.44%) Retail
6 66 (3.67%) Legal
7 31 (1.72%) Law
8 29 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.28%) Games
10 22 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.11%) Investment Banking
12 17 (0.94%) French Language
13 15 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 15 (0.83%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.78%) Front Office
14 14 (0.78%) Publishing
15 12 (0.67%) German Language
16 8 (0.44%) Advertising
16 8 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 303 (16.83%) Analyst
2 192 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 172 (9.56%) Architect
4 150 (8.33%) Developer
5 130 (7.22%) Business Analyst
6 94 (5.22%) User Researcher
7 63 (3.50%) Consultant
8 57 (3.17%) Scrum Master
9 49 (2.72%) Data Analyst
10 46 (2.56%) Senior Manager
11 42 (2.33%) Programme Manager
12 39 (2.17%) IT Manager
13 38 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
14 36 (2.00%) Service Manager
15 35 (1.94%) Data Engineer
15 35 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
16 31 (1.72%) Network Engineer
17 30 (1.67%) Data Scientist
18 29 (1.61%) Senior Analyst
19 28 (1.56%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (4.00%) HTML
2 68 (3.78%) CSS
3 54 (3.00%) .NET
4 50 (2.78%) Web Services
5 48 (2.67%) Node.js
6 45 (2.50%) REST
7 38 (2.11%) Kafka
8 34 (1.89%) AngularJS
9 32 (1.78%) React
9 32 (1.78%) RESTful
10 27 (1.50%) HTML5
11 26 (1.44%) Velocity
12 25 (1.39%) JSON
12 25 (1.39%) Middleware
12 25 (1.39%) XML
13 24 (1.33%) Django
14 23 (1.28%) Flask
14 23 (1.28%) SOAP
15 17 (0.94%) CSS3
15 17 (0.94%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 398 (22.11%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 102 (5.67%) User Experience
4 67 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.39%) Virtual Team
7 36 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 34 (1.89%) Blog
9 28 (1.56%) NHS
10 25 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
11 22 (1.22%) Credit Risk
11 22 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.06%) Clustering
12 19 (1.06%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.00%) CMDB
13 18 (1.00%) Mobile App
14 17 (0.94%) Fintech
15 16 (0.89%) PMI
16 15 (0.83%) Data Structures
17 14 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.00%) Windows
2 82 (4.56%) Linux
3 34 (1.89%) Unix
4 31 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.67%) Android
6 28 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 27 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 25 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 16 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 9 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (0.39%) Solaris
15 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.22%) MVS
15 4 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.11%) AIX
17 1 (0.056%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 714 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
3 371 (20.61%) Project Management
4 286 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 254 (14.11%) Analytics
6 212 (11.78%) Scrum
7 179 (9.94%) ITIL
8 159 (8.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 154 (8.56%) Coaching
10 148 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
11 132 (7.33%) Risk Management
12 128 (7.11%) Mentoring
13 124 (6.89%) Change Management
14 123 (6.83%) DevOps
15 119 (6.61%) Programme Management
15 119 (6.61%) Service Delivery
16 117 (6.50%) Migration
16 117 (6.50%) Service Management
17 116 (6.44%) Test Automation
18 111 (6.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 203 (11.28%) SQL
2 137 (7.61%) Python
3 133 (7.39%) Java
4 112 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 50 (2.78%) PowerShell
6 48 (2.67%) C#
7 40 (2.22%) R
8 37 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 35 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 29 (1.61%) C
11 26 (1.44%) Ruby
12 21 (1.17%) Perl
13 20 (1.11%) ES6
13 20 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.00%) Go
14 18 (1.00%) VBA
15 16 (0.89%) Scala
16 15 (0.83%) MATLAB
17 13 (0.72%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 245 (13.61%) Degree
2 211 (11.72%) Security Cleared
3 161 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 32 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 30 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.56%) ISEB
8 25 (1.39%) PMP
9 24 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 24 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.94%) Master's Degree
12 16 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.72%) MCSA
14 12 (0.67%) CCNP
14 12 (0.67%) MCSE
15 11 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
17 9 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.33%) QA
2 81 (4.50%) PMO
3 44 (2.44%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.61%) GDPR
5 20 (1.11%) SLA
6 16 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.83%) COBIT
8 9 (0.50%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.39%) P3O
10 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.28%) IFRS
10 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.22%) SEPA
11 4 (0.22%) WCAG
12 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.11%) GAAP
13 2 (0.11%) GLP
System Software
1 61 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.00%) Docker
3 35 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.72%) HDFS
5 9 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
5 9 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.50%) XenApp
6 8 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 8 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.39%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.39%) Firmware
7 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.22%) Samba
10 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 44 (2.44%) Ansible
2 36 (2.00%) SCCM
3 29 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 24 (1.33%) Terraform
5 18 (1.00%) Puppet
6 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.39%) Mesos
7 7 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.33%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
11 3 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.17%) Kibana
11 3 (0.17%) logstash
11 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.17%) ThinApp
11 3 (0.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 217 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 107 (5.94%) Oracle
3 61 (3.39%) SAP
3 61 (3.39%) Tableau
4 52 (2.89%) Cisco
5 45 (2.50%) Google
5 45 (2.50%) VMware
6 42 (2.33%) HP
7 31 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 29 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 23 (1.28%) Adobe
10 22 (1.22%) Splunk
11 20 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 19 (1.06%) Atlassian
13 18 (1.00%) F5
14 17 (0.94%) McAfee
15 16 (0.89%) Citrix
15 16 (0.89%) IBM
16 14 (0.78%) Remedy
17 12 (0.67%) Talend