Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 144 167
Rank change year-on-year -21 +23 -8
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,727 1,856 1,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.87% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.18% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,027 1,115 1,069
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £256
90th Percentile £659 £644 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £415
% change year-on-year +0.59% +1.81% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 61 63
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £14.20 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.06% -16.47% -8.21%
10th Percentile £10.94 £11.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £13.86 £18.50
% change year-on-year +76.77% -25.08% -0.11%

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 88,242 85,195 90,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,214 56,472 59,717
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,390 2,044 2,454
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.32% +8.70% +4.55%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -26 1,522 £475 +5.56% 557
UK excluding London -16 961 £425 +0.59% 382
London -37 724 £500 +0.10% 210
South East -31 273 £475 +7.04% 97
North of England -21 215 £425 +1.19% 113
Midlands -33 155 £388 -1.27% 57
Scotland +23 125 £425 +6.25% 23
North West -24 116 £425 +4.29% 54
West Midlands -9 109 £400 +5.26% 35
East of England +23 79 £450 - 39
South West -17 73 £500 +21.80% 42
Yorkshire -19 67 £425 -11.46% 36
Wales +3 47 £426 - 8
East Midlands -23 45 £375 -6.25% 22
North East +8 32 £429 +14.33% 23
Northern Ireland +36 2 £441 +9.57% 4

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 634 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 524 (30.34%) Finance
3 454 (26.29%) Problem-Solving
4 389 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
5 355 (20.56%) Project Management
6 279 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 245 (14.19%) Analytics
8 225 (13.03%) Degree
9 204 (11.81%) Scrum
10 202 (11.70%) Microsoft
11 176 (10.19%) SQL
12 175 (10.13%) Security Cleared
13 172 (9.96%) Coaching
14 166 (9.61%) ITIL
15 158 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
16 152 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
17 148 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
18 141 (8.16%) Risk Management
19 140 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
20 133 (7.70%) SC Cleared
21 126 (7.30%) Windows
22 125 (7.24%) Banking
22 125 (7.24%) Mentoring
23 124 (7.18%) Service Management
24 122 (7.06%) QA
25 120 (6.95%) Java
26 119 (6.89%) Change Management
27 116 (6.72%) Programme Management
28 114 (6.60%) JIRA
28 114 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure

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 65 (3.76%) Confluence
2 44 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 43 (2.49%) Apache Spark
4 38 (2.20%) SAS
5 20 (1.16%) Apache
5 20 (1.16%) CMS
6 16 (0.93%) OpenStack
7 15 (0.87%) IIS
8 14 (0.81%) Gunicorn
8 14 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 14 (0.81%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.29%) nginx
13 4 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.23%) Drupal
13 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 152 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 148 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 60 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 53 (3.07%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.58%) SPSS
7 8 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.17%) Maya
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.058%) Simulink
10 1 (0.058%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Primavera
3 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.23%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.17%) SessionCam
5 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.12%) BASE24
6 2 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.12%) Global One
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.12%) PolarLake
6 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 66 (3.82%) Office 365
4 42 (2.43%) SaaS
5 21 (1.22%) GitHub
6 20 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.10%) IaaS
7 19 (1.10%) PaaS
8 15 (0.87%) Google Analytics
8 15 (0.87%) Slack
9 14 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.69%) Serverless
11 11 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.58%) Force.com
13 9 (0.52%) BlazeMeter
14 8 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 7 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.35%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.18%) WAN
2 49 (2.84%) LAN
3 41 (2.37%) Firewall
4 28 (1.62%) DNS
5 26 (1.51%) Internet
6 24 (1.39%) Network Security
7 23 (1.33%) SAN
8 22 (1.27%) SMS
9 18 (1.04%) Skype
10 17 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
10 17 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 17 (0.98%) Wireless
11 15 (0.87%) Unified Communications
12 13 (0.75%) DHCP
12 13 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (0.75%) HTTP
12 13 (0.75%) OSPF
12 13 (0.75%) SNMP
13 12 (0.69%) Wireshark
14 11 (0.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.23%) Big Data
3 62 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (3.07%) Power BI
5 46 (2.66%) Hadoop
6 39 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 33 (1.91%) MySQL
7 33 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
8 27 (1.56%) MongoDB
9 25 (1.45%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (1.27%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 19 (1.10%) Data Lake
14 17 (0.98%) RDBMS
15 16 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (0.87%) QlikView
17 14 (0.81%) Apache Hive
18 13 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 114 (6.60%) JIRA
2 52 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.62%) Selenium
5 17 (0.98%) LoadRunner
6 16 (0.93%) JMeter
6 16 (0.93%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.81%) Gatling
7 14 (0.81%) Robot Framework
8 13 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.69%) PVCS
10 10 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.52%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.52%) The Grinder
11 9 (0.52%) Zephyr
12 8 (0.46%) Maven
13 7 (0.41%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.41%) Subversion
14 6 (0.35%) Hudson
General
1 524 (30.34%) Finance
2 125 (7.24%) Banking
3 109 (6.31%) Marketing
4 78 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 76 (4.40%) Legal
6 71 (4.11%) Retail
7 35 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.91%) Law
9 30 (1.74%) Games
10 25 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 20 (1.16%) Investment Banking
11 20 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 18 (1.04%) Retail Banking
13 17 (0.98%) Publishing
14 16 (0.93%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.81%) Front Office
16 12 (0.69%) Advertising
16 12 (0.69%) Electronics
17 10 (0.58%) French Language
17 10 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 294 (17.02%) Analyst
2 213 (12.33%) Project Manager
3 161 (9.32%) Architect
4 120 (6.95%) Developer
5 114 (6.60%) Business Analyst
6 109 (6.31%) User Researcher
7 71 (4.11%) Scrum Master
8 55 (3.18%) Consultant
9 50 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
10 48 (2.78%) IT Manager
11 46 (2.66%) Data Analyst
12 44 (2.55%) Senior Manager
13 41 (2.37%) Service Manager
14 37 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
14 37 (2.14%) Programme Manager
15 32 (1.85%) IT Project Manager
16 26 (1.51%) Data Engineer
16 26 (1.51%) Network Engineer
17 25 (1.45%) Infrastructure Manager
18 24 (1.39%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.71%) .NET
2 57 (3.30%) HTML
3 51 (2.95%) CSS
4 45 (2.61%) Web Services
5 40 (2.32%) Kafka
5 40 (2.32%) REST
6 35 (2.03%) Node.js
7 30 (1.74%) Middleware
8 29 (1.68%) XML
9 27 (1.56%) Velocity
10 21 (1.22%) SOAP
11 20 (1.16%) AngularJS
11 20 (1.16%) RESTful
12 19 (1.10%) HTML5
12 19 (1.10%) J2EE
13 18 (1.04%) JSON
14 15 (0.87%) ASP.NET
14 15 (0.87%) Django
15 14 (0.81%) Flask
15 14 (0.81%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 389 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 88 (5.10%) User Experience
4 83 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
5 55 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 52 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 42 (2.43%) Virtual Team
8 40 (2.32%) Blog
9 32 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.39%) Clustering
10 24 (1.39%) Credit Risk
10 24 (1.39%) NHS
11 21 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.04%) Mobile App
13 17 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
14 16 (0.93%) CMDB
15 15 (0.87%) Fintech
16 14 (0.81%) Algorithms
16 14 (0.81%) PMI
17 12 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.30%) Windows
2 80 (4.63%) Linux
3 37 (2.14%) Unix
4 27 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 22 (1.27%) Android
6 22 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.69%) Solaris
9 11 (0.64%) Mac OS X
9 11 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.23%) MVS
14 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.058%) CentOS
16 1 (0.058%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 454 (26.29%) Problem-Solving
3 355 (20.56%) Project Management
4 279 (16.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 245 (14.19%) Analytics
6 204 (11.81%) Scrum
7 172 (9.96%) Coaching
8 166 (9.61%) ITIL
9 158 (9.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 141 (8.16%) Risk Management
11 140 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
12 125 (7.24%) Mentoring
13 124 (7.18%) Service Management
14 119 (6.89%) Change Management
15 116 (6.72%) Programme Management
16 112 (6.49%) PRINCE2
16 112 (6.49%) User Stories
17 109 (6.31%) Business Analysis
18 102 (5.91%) DevOps
18 102 (5.91%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 176 (10.19%) SQL
2 120 (6.95%) Java
3 100 (5.79%) Python
4 78 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 50 (2.90%) C#
6 35 (2.03%) PowerShell
7 30 (1.74%) R
8 26 (1.51%) C
9 23 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 22 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.10%) ES6
12 18 (1.04%) VBA
13 17 (0.98%) Go
13 17 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 16 (0.93%) Ruby
15 15 (0.87%) Perl
16 13 (0.75%) MATLAB
17 12 (0.69%) Scala
18 11 (0.64%) Shell Script
19 9 (0.52%) C++
Qualifications
1 225 (13.03%) Degree
2 175 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 133 (7.70%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 27 (1.56%) PMP
6 24 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (0.98%) ISEB
12 13 (0.75%) APMP
12 13 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.64%) APMG
13 11 (0.64%) MCSA
14 10 (0.58%) CCNP
14 10 (0.58%) HND
14 10 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.06%) QA
2 92 (5.33%) PMO
3 42 (2.43%) Data Quality
4 35 (2.03%) GDPR
5 18 (1.04%) SLA
6 15 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.75%) COBIT
8 8 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.29%) P3O
11 4 (0.23%) SEPA
11 4 (0.23%) WCAG
12 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.17%) IFRS
13 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.12%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 51 (2.95%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.26%) Docker
3 32 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.75%) HDFS
5 10 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
6 9 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.46%) XenApp
8 7 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.41%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.29%) Firmware
10 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 33 (1.91%) Ansible
2 28 (1.62%) SCCM
3 22 (1.27%) Terraform
4 19 (1.10%) Kubernetes
5 15 (0.87%) Puppet
6 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.41%) Mesos
7 7 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.17%) Netcool
11 3 (0.17%) OpenView
11 3 (0.17%) SCOM
11 3 (0.17%) TeMIP
11 3 (0.17%) ThinApp
11 3 (0.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 202 (11.70%) Microsoft
2 110 (6.37%) Oracle
3 70 (4.05%) SAP
4 54 (3.13%) Tableau
5 45 (2.61%) Google
6 43 (2.49%) VMware
7 38 (2.20%) Cisco
8 35 (2.03%) HP
9 33 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 33 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 24 (1.39%) Adobe
10 24 (1.39%) Splunk
11 19 (1.10%) Citrix
12 18 (1.04%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 18 (1.04%) McAfee
13 17 (0.98%) AppDynamics
14 16 (0.93%) F5
15 14 (0.81%) Alteryx
15 14 (0.81%) Remedy