Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 151 159
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -2
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,845 1,690 1,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 1.77% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.06% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 1,014 1,138
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.92% +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £260
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 63
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £14.35 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.25% -22.43% -0.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.58 £42.50 £47.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £13.86 £18.50
% change year-on-year +58.73% -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 88,862 81,893 92,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.55% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,641 53,667 60,922
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,076 2,301
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £24.86 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +5.79% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.34%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -6 1,658 £475 +5.56% 487
UK excluding London +3 1,018 £425 +2.41% 332
London -7 788 £518 +3.50% 190
South East -9 294 £453 +6.47% 76
North of England +21 267 £425 +9.68% 88
Midlands -16 154 £388 -8.82% 52
North West +14 144 £425 +17.24% 48
Scotland +11 129 £400 -3.03% 20
East of England +12 99 £470 +8.67% 50
West Midlands -13 95 £413 +3.13% 27
Yorkshire 0 75 £425 - 31
East Midlands -24 59 £388 -22.50% 24
North East +16 53 £455 +20.93% 9
South West -37 52 £525 +26.51% 31
Wales -8 25 £400 +1.27% 13
Northern Ireland +26 4 £650 +62.50% 2

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 703 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 555 (30.08%) Finance
3 453 (24.55%) Problem-Solving
4 437 (23.69%) Analytical Skills
5 352 (19.08%) Project Management
6 278 (15.07%) Degree
7 275 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 254 (13.77%) Analytics
9 233 (12.63%) Scrum
10 212 (11.49%) Microsoft
11 203 (11.00%) Security Cleared
12 195 (10.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 175 (9.49%) SQL
14 160 (8.67%) ITIL
14 160 (8.67%) SC Cleared
14 160 (8.67%) Mentoring
15 148 (8.02%) Coaching
16 142 (7.70%) Risk Management
17 141 (7.64%) Change Management
17 141 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
18 140 (7.59%) Java
19 139 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
19 139 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
20 136 (7.37%) Windows
21 126 (6.83%) Oracle
22 124 (6.72%) Service Management
23 120 (6.50%) User Stories
24 119 (6.45%) Banking
25 112 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
26 111 (6.02%) Migration

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 52 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 48 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.38%) Confluence
4 42 (2.28%) SAS
5 24 (1.30%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.19%) CMS
7 18 (0.98%) Apache
8 16 (0.87%) IIS
8 16 (0.87%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (0.76%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.49%) Jupyter
11 9 (0.49%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.38%) nginx
12 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.27%) Commerce Server
14 5 (0.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 141 (7.64%) Microsoft Office
2 139 (7.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (2.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 49 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
4 42 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.33%) SPSS
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) 3ds Max
8 3 (0.16%) Maya
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.054%) InDesign
10 1 (0.054%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.054%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.27%) Primavera
2 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
3 4 (0.22%) Magento
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.16%) PolarLake
4 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.16%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 91 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.47%) Office 365
4 44 (2.38%) SaaS
5 23 (1.25%) GitHub
6 19 (1.03%) PaaS
7 18 (0.98%) Slack
8 15 (0.81%) Force.com
8 15 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.70%) IaaS
10 12 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (0.43%) BlazeMeter
13 8 (0.43%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 7 (0.38%) Serverless
15 6 (0.33%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.66%) Firewall
2 43 (2.33%) WAN
3 40 (2.17%) LAN
4 36 (1.95%) DNS
5 35 (1.90%) SMS
6 32 (1.73%) Network Security
7 29 (1.57%) Internet
8 22 (1.19%) TCP/IP
9 21 (1.14%) SAN
10 20 (1.08%) Skype
11 18 (0.98%) Unified Communications
12 17 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (0.87%) DHCP
14 15 (0.81%) HTTP
15 13 (0.70%) VPN
16 12 (0.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (0.65%) Kerberos
17 11 (0.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 11 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
18 9 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.77%) Big Data
3 74 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
4 57 (3.09%) Relational Database
5 56 (3.04%) Hadoop
6 42 (2.28%) Power BI
7 28 (1.52%) MySQL
8 26 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 26 (1.41%) NoSQL
8 26 (1.41%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
9 24 (1.30%) Data Lake
9 24 (1.30%) Data Mining
10 19 (1.03%) Apache Hive
11 17 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 16 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (0.81%) HBase
14 14 (0.76%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 12 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (5.09%) JIRA
2 52 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 48 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.03%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.98%) Selenium
6 17 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 14 (0.76%) PVCS
8 13 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.65%) JMeter
10 11 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.60%) Subversion
11 9 (0.49%) Maven
12 8 (0.43%) The Grinder
12 8 (0.43%) Zephyr
13 7 (0.38%) Axure RP
13 7 (0.38%) Hudson
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
13 7 (0.38%) TeamCity
13 7 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.33%) SonarQube
General
1 555 (30.08%) Finance
2 119 (6.45%) Banking
3 108 (5.85%) Marketing
4 92 (4.99%) Legal
5 90 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 69 (3.74%) Retail
7 49 (2.66%) Games
8 39 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.68%) Front Office
10 30 (1.63%) Law
11 21 (1.14%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.98%) Advertising
13 17 (0.92%) Publishing
14 16 (0.87%) Electronics
14 16 (0.87%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.60%) Back Office
15 11 (0.60%) Local Government
15 11 (0.60%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 289 (15.66%) Analyst
2 235 (12.74%) Project Manager
3 181 (9.81%) Architect
4 166 (9.00%) Developer
5 119 (6.45%) User Researcher
6 114 (6.18%) Business Analyst
7 84 (4.55%) Scrum Master
8 61 (3.31%) IT Manager
9 60 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
10 53 (2.87%) Consultant
11 48 (2.60%) Data Analyst
11 48 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
12 45 (2.44%) IT Project Manager
12 45 (2.44%) Programme Manager
13 40 (2.17%) Service Manager
14 39 (2.11%) Senior Manager
15 32 (1.73%) Infrastructure Manager
16 31 (1.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 29 (1.57%) Designer
18 27 (1.46%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.47%) .NET
1 64 (3.47%) Web Services
2 56 (3.04%) XML
3 54 (2.93%) HTML
4 51 (2.76%) REST
5 47 (2.55%) Kafka
6 44 (2.38%) CSS
7 29 (1.57%) SOAP
8 26 (1.41%) Middleware
8 26 (1.41%) Node.js
8 26 (1.41%) RESTful
8 26 (1.41%) Velocity
9 24 (1.30%) Spring
10 23 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 22 (1.19%) J2EE
12 21 (1.14%) JSON
13 19 (1.03%) Spring Boot
14 16 (0.87%) HTML5
15 15 (0.81%) ASP.NET
16 12 (0.65%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 437 (23.69%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
3 109 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 104 (5.64%) User Experience
5 57 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 43 (2.33%) Blog
7 36 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.84%) Credit Risk
9 31 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 21 (1.14%) Clustering
10 21 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.08%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.87%) Algorithms
12 16 (0.87%) NHS
13 15 (0.81%) PMI
13 15 (0.81%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.65%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
15 11 (0.60%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.37%) Windows
2 102 (5.53%) Linux
3 57 (3.09%) Unix
4 33 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.36%) Android
6 25 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.25%) Windows 7
8 20 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 9 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.43%) Solaris
12 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.22%) AIX
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.16%) HPUX
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (24.55%) Problem-Solving
3 352 (19.08%) Project Management
4 275 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 254 (13.77%) Analytics
6 233 (12.63%) Scrum
7 195 (10.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 160 (8.67%) ITIL
8 160 (8.67%) Mentoring
9 148 (8.02%) Coaching
10 142 (7.70%) Risk Management
11 141 (7.64%) Change Management
12 139 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
13 124 (6.72%) Service Management
14 120 (6.50%) User Stories
15 112 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
16 111 (6.02%) Migration
16 111 (6.02%) PRINCE2
17 107 (5.80%) Programme Management
17 107 (5.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 175 (9.49%) SQL
2 140 (7.59%) Java
3 105 (5.69%) Python
4 67 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 57 (3.09%) C#
6 50 (2.71%) R
7 36 (1.95%) C
8 19 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 19 (1.03%) PowerShell
9 18 (0.98%) VBA
10 15 (0.81%) Bash Shell
10 15 (0.81%) Perl
10 15 (0.81%) Scala
10 15 (0.81%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.65%) Ruby
12 9 (0.49%) Apex Code
12 9 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.43%) Java 8
13 8 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.43%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 278 (15.07%) Degree
2 203 (11.00%) Security Cleared
3 160 (8.67%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.63%) PMP
5 28 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 25 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 21 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (1.03%) CISSP
11 18 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 15 (0.81%) APMP
13 15 (0.81%) CCIE
14 14 (0.76%) APMG
14 14 (0.76%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.70%) CCNP
15 13 (0.70%) CISM
16 12 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (5.91%) QA
2 84 (4.55%) PMO
3 47 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 43 (2.33%) GDPR
5 17 (0.92%) SLA
6 8 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.43%) P3O
6 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.22%) GCP
8 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
9 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 3 (0.16%) PSD2
9 3 (0.16%) SEPA
9 3 (0.16%) WCAG
10 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.11%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 49 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.63%) Docker
3 28 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.60%) HDFS
6 10 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 10 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.54%) XenApp
7 9 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.11%) Firmware
14 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (1.41%) Ansible
2 19 (1.03%) SCCM
3 17 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 14 (0.76%) Puppet
5 12 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (0.65%) Terraform
6 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.22%) WSUS
10 3 (0.16%) Grafana
10 3 (0.16%) Nessus
10 3 (0.16%) Netcool
10 3 (0.16%) NSN NetAct
10 3 (0.16%) OpenView
10 3 (0.16%) SCOM
10 3 (0.16%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 212 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 126 (6.83%) Oracle
3 76 (4.12%) SAP
4 57 (3.09%) Tableau
5 47 (2.55%) Cisco
6 39 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
7 36 (1.95%) VMware
8 35 (1.90%) IBM
9 33 (1.79%) Google
10 29 (1.57%) HP
11 22 (1.19%) ServiceNow
12 21 (1.14%) Citrix
12 21 (1.14%) McAfee
13 19 (1.03%) Alteryx
14 18 (0.98%) Informatica
14 18 (0.98%) Remedy
15 17 (0.92%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.87%) Adobe
16 16 (0.87%) Juniper
17 15 (0.81%) F5