Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 133 169
Rank change year-on-year +51 +36 -21
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 907 1,666 1,739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.85% 1.97% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.28% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 1,000 1,043
Median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £312 £320 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.64% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 78 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +52.00% +76.40%
10th Percentile £15.75 £16.70 £10.82
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.88 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year - +41.28% +96.61%

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 27,501 73,139 90,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.38% 86.58% 87.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,379 48,033 59,493
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 981 2,277 2,433
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -14.26%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.88 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.34
% change year-on-year +22.22% +10.65% -18.66%

Decision-Making
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making.

Daily rate trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Decision-Making.

Hourly rate trend for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Decision-Making over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 17 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 24 October 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
England +52 772 £513 +7.89% 284
UK excluding London +64 453 £447 -0.64% 212
London +42 383 £550 +7.84% 95
Work from Home +6 143 £450 -5.26% 52
South East +44 118 £475 +5.56% 42
North of England +44 95 £432 -3.98% 54
Midlands +116 85 £420 -4.55% 42
Scotland +43 65 £475 +5.56% 13
West Midlands +85 54 £520 +26.06% 28
North West +44 54 £394 -12.56% 32
South West +45 53 £450 -5.26% 25
Yorkshire +42 32 £441 -1.99% 16
East Midlands +62 30 £350 -20.45% 14
Wales +28 23 £425 +31.27% 7
East of England +56 12 £538 +20.79% 24
North East +29 9 £455 -27.20% 6
Northern Ireland +11 2 £363 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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.

1 425 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (30.76%) Finance
3 178 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
4 177 (19.51%) DevOps
4 177 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 166 (18.30%) AWS
6 165 (18.19%) Python
7 158 (17.42%) Java
8 154 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
9 147 (16.21%) Azure
10 143 (15.77%) Asset Management
11 141 (15.55%) Web Services
12 138 (15.21%) Public Sector
13 134 (14.77%) Front Office
14 133 (14.66%) Software Engineering
14 133 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
15 123 (13.56%) Project Management
16 120 (13.23%) Derivative
16 120 (13.23%) SC Cleared
17 119 (13.12%) Fixed Income
18 117 (12.90%) Equities
19 116 (12.79%) JavaScript
20 109 (12.02%) Microsoft
21 108 (11.91%) Analytics
22 106 (11.69%) Business Analysis
23 99 (10.92%) Banking
23 99 (10.92%) React
24 98 (10.80%) Scrum
25 96 (10.58%) Degree
26 93 (10.25%) AngularJS

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 39 (4.30%) Confluence
2 30 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.21%) SAS
4 9 (0.99%) Jupyter
5 7 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 7 (0.77%) CMS
6 5 (0.55%) Apache
7 4 (0.44%) JBoss
8 3 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.22%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.22%) IIS
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 64 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
6 4 (0.44%) SPSS
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.33%) Simulink
7 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.11%) Marvel
9 1 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.11%) Sketch
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Primavera
3 5 (0.55%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.44%) BASE24
5 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 166 (18.30%) AWS
2 147 (16.21%) Azure
3 80 (8.82%) GCP
4 61 (6.73%) Serverless
5 60 (6.62%) OpenShift
6 59 (6.50%) Amazon S3
7 57 (6.28%) AWS Lambda
8 56 (6.17%) Amazon SQS
9 55 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
10 54 (5.95%) Power Platform
11 53 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
12 51 (5.62%) Amazon ECS
13 32 (3.53%) Office 365
14 17 (1.87%) PaaS
15 15 (1.65%) Google Analytics
16 13 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.43%) SaaS
17 11 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
18 9 (0.99%) Google Tag Manager
19 8 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.54%) Network Security
2 13 (1.43%) Firewall
3 11 (1.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 11 (1.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (0.88%) SAN
5 7 (0.77%) iSCSI
5 7 (0.77%) WAN
6 6 (0.66%) ATM
6 6 (0.66%) LAN
7 5 (0.55%) HTTP
7 5 (0.55%) Internet
7 5 (0.55%) Skype
7 5 (0.55%) Wireless
8 4 (0.44%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.33%) DNS
9 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.22%) OSPF
10 2 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (5.73%) Amazon Redshift
2 50 (5.51%) Amazon RDS
3 49 (5.40%) Power BI
4 42 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 34 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (3.53%) Tableau
7 26 (2.87%) NoSQL
8 21 (2.32%) Big Data
9 19 (2.09%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.87%) MySQL
10 17 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.21%) Hadoop
13 10 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 10 (1.10%) Data Lake
13 10 (1.10%) Data Mining
13 10 (1.10%) MongoDB
13 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.99%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 81 (8.93%) RStudio
2 62 (6.84%) Artifactory
3 53 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 51 (5.62%) JIRA
5 22 (2.43%) Git (software)
6 10 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.10%) Bitbucket
7 9 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.88%) Cypress.io
9 6 (0.66%) Gradle
9 6 (0.66%) JUnit
9 6 (0.66%) Maven
10 5 (0.55%) GitLab
10 5 (0.55%) MSTest
10 5 (0.55%) NUnit
10 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.44%) Liquibase
11 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.44%) VersaTest
General
1 279 (30.76%) Finance
2 138 (15.21%) Public Sector
3 134 (14.77%) Front Office
4 99 (10.92%) Banking
5 62 (6.84%) Investment Banking
6 39 (4.30%) Marketing
7 34 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 28 (3.09%) Legal
9 20 (2.21%) Electronics
10 18 (1.98%) Law
11 17 (1.87%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.32%) Local Government
12 12 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (1.21%) Publishing
14 10 (1.10%) Police
15 7 (0.77%) Retail
16 5 (0.55%) German Language
16 5 (0.55%) Military
17 4 (0.44%) Games
18 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 161 (17.75%) Developer
2 119 (13.12%) Analyst
3 86 (9.48%) AWS Engineer
4 79 (8.71%) Architect
4 79 (8.71%) AWS Developer
5 57 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 51 (5.62%) User Researcher
7 43 (4.74%) Java Developer
8 39 (4.30%) Python Engineer
9 36 (3.97%) Java Engineer
10 35 (3.86%) Business Analyst
11 34 (3.75%) Python Developer
12 33 (3.64%) Data Analyst
13 31 (3.42%) DevOps Engineer
14 30 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
14 30 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
15 29 (3.20%) JavaScript Engineer
16 27 (2.98%) Consultant
17 25 (2.76%) Software Engineer
18 24 (2.65%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (15.55%) Web Services
2 99 (10.92%) React
3 93 (10.25%) AngularJS
4 75 (8.27%) Node.js
5 60 (6.62%) J2EE
6 58 (6.39%) Vue.js
7 42 (4.63%) J2SE
8 38 (4.19%) CSS
9 33 (3.64%) .NET
10 21 (2.32%) Redux
11 20 (2.21%) HTML
12 14 (1.54%) RESTful
13 11 (1.21%) .NET Core
13 11 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (1.21%) Spring
14 10 (1.10%) RxJS
15 9 (0.99%) JSON
16 8 (0.88%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.88%) Middleware
16 8 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 178 (19.63%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (13.23%) Derivative
3 119 (13.12%) Fixed Income
4 117 (12.90%) Equities
5 71 (7.83%) Hedge funds
6 66 (7.28%) Management Information System
7 58 (6.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 54 (5.95%) User Experience
9 44 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (2.87%) Public Cloud
11 17 (1.87%) NHS
11 17 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
11 17 (1.87%) Virtual Team
12 16 (1.76%) Blog
12 16 (1.76%) Data Centre
12 16 (1.76%) Data Structures
13 15 (1.65%) Algorithms
13 15 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (0.99%) CMDB
14 9 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.17%) Linux
2 53 (5.84%) Windows
3 14 (1.54%) Unix
4 13 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.21%) CentOS
6 5 (0.55%) Solaris
6 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.33%) Android
9 2 (0.22%) AIX
9 2 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.22%) HPUX
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.11%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (46.86%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (19.51%) DevOps
3 154 (16.98%) Problem-Solving
4 143 (15.77%) Asset Management
5 133 (14.66%) Software Engineering
5 133 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 123 (13.56%) Project Management
7 108 (11.91%) Analytics
8 106 (11.69%) Business Analysis
9 98 (10.80%) Scrum
10 93 (10.25%) Continuous Improvement
11 90 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
12 81 (8.93%) Portfolio Management
12 81 (8.93%) Risk Management
13 77 (8.49%) Project Delivery
14 76 (8.38%) Business Case
15 72 (7.94%) Investment Management
16 61 (6.73%) Coaching
17 59 (6.50%) Programme Management
18 58 (6.39%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 165 (18.19%) Python
2 158 (17.42%) Java
3 116 (12.79%) JavaScript
4 82 (9.04%) SQL
5 72 (7.94%) R
6 31 (3.42%) C#
7 29 (3.20%) C
8 26 (2.87%) C++
9 16 (1.76%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.10%) VBA
12 8 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.88%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.44%) Java 8
13 4 (0.44%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.44%) Scala
14 3 (0.33%) DataFlex
14 3 (0.33%) PHP
15 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 177 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 120 (13.23%) SC Cleared
3 96 (10.58%) Degree
4 45 (4.96%) DV Cleared
5 22 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (2.32%) CISSP
7 14 (1.54%) GIAC
8 11 (1.21%) PhD
9 8 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.77%) CISM
11 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.66%) EXIN
11 6 (0.66%) HND
11 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.55%) CEH
12 5 (0.55%) CISA
12 5 (0.55%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.75%) QA
2 20 (2.21%) PMO
3 16 (1.76%) WCAG
4 15 (1.65%) COBIT
5 14 (1.54%) Data Quality
6 12 (1.32%) GDPR
7 9 (0.99%) NIST
8 8 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.88%) SLA
9 6 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.55%) PCI DSS
11 4 (0.44%) IFRS
11 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.33%) NCSC
12 3 (0.33%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.11%) CDISC
13 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.11%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 79 (8.71%) Docker
2 18 (1.98%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.77%) NFS
5 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.55%) vSphere
6 4 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.11%) HDFS
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (8.93%) Kubernetes
2 59 (6.50%) Terraform
3 16 (1.76%) Ansible
4 11 (1.21%) Puppet
5 8 (0.88%) Consul
5 8 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.88%) Packer
6 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.33%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.33%) Kibana
8 3 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.33%) vRealize
9 2 (0.22%) Avamar
9 2 (0.22%) Grafana
9 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.22%) SCCM
10 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.15%) Google
3 40 (4.41%) Oracle
4 25 (2.76%) SAP
5 18 (1.98%) Atlassian
6 17 (1.87%) Cisco
7 13 (1.43%) Red Hat
8 12 (1.32%) CheckPoint
8 12 (1.32%) F5
8 12 (1.32%) VMware
9 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.10%) Splunk
11 9 (0.99%) Informatica
12 8 (0.88%) Adobe
12 8 (0.88%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.66%) IBM
14 5 (0.55%) Bloomberg
14 5 (0.55%) Capita
14 5 (0.55%) Cloudera
14 5 (0.55%) NetApp