Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 2019 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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 166 149
Rank change year-on-year +36 -17 +19
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,676 1,718 1,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 1.67% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 1.92% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 1,035 1,091
UK median daily rate £475 £464 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £662 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 60
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +76.06% -16.47%
10th Percentile £15.67 £10.82 £11.71
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £50.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £23.65 £13.86
% change year-on-year +62.83% +70.60% -25.08%

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 73,720 89,488 84,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.42% 86.80% 86.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,365 58,981 56,111
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,257 2,446 2,074
UK median hourly rate £23.93 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.71% -18.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -20.00% +6.38%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Decision-Making in the UK

Decision-Making
Top 18 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 15 October 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
England +35 1,512 £475 - 503
UK excluding London +21 879 £450 +5.88% 361
London +48 764 £503 +0.50% 186
South East +50 324 £450 -5.26% 82
North of England +17 184 £450 +5.88% 86
South West +35 133 £500 -2.44% 40
Scotland +15 100 £450 +5.88% 27
North West +4 95 £450 +5.88% 51
Yorkshire +40 74 £450 +5.88% 29
Midlands -33 59 £425 +9.68% 66
East of England +3 41 £450 - 44
Wales +14 37 £309 -26.05% 14
West Midlands -33 37 £413 +3.13% 47
East Midlands +5 20 £433 +15.33% 19
North East +7 16 £625 +47.06% 6
Channel Islands - 2 £450 -
Northern Ireland +5 1 - - 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 648 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (28.58%) Finance
3 368 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
4 339 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
5 262 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 259 (15.45%) Project Management
7 236 (14.08%) Analytics
8 232 (13.84%) Microsoft
9 230 (13.72%) Security Cleared
10 226 (13.48%) Degree
11 195 (11.63%) Public Sector
12 192 (11.46%) AWS
13 189 (11.28%) SQL
14 176 (10.50%) Python
15 171 (10.20%) Azure
16 164 (9.79%) DevOps
17 161 (9.61%) Windows
18 159 (9.49%) Scrum
19 150 (8.95%) Java
19 150 (8.95%) SC Cleared
20 148 (8.83%) Project Delivery
21 146 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
22 133 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
23 132 (7.88%) Web Services
24 127 (7.58%) Management Information System
25 115 (6.86%) Change Management
26 112 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
27 111 (6.62%) Migration
28 109 (6.50%) User Experience
29 106 (6.32%) Kubernetes

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 86 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.45%) Confluence
3 24 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 18 (1.07%) IIS
5 16 (0.95%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (0.89%) SAS
7 13 (0.78%) CMS
8 12 (0.72%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.66%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.60%) JBoss
11 9 (0.54%) Apache
12 7 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 4 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.24%) CICS
13 4 (0.24%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 133 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (6.68%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (4.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.45%) MS Visio
5 36 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (0.66%) Sketch
6 11 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.54%) InVision
8 8 (0.48%) SPSS
9 5 (0.30%) Marvel
9 5 (0.30%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
11 2 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.12%) Stata
11 2 (0.12%) Windchill
12 1 (0.060%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.060%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.060%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 24 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.54%) SessionCam
4 8 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.48%) SAP SRM
5 5 (0.30%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.24%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.24%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.18%) Primavera
8 2 (0.12%) FINCAD Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 192 (11.46%) AWS
2 171 (10.20%) Azure
3 77 (4.59%) Serverless
4 72 (4.30%) Power Platform
5 66 (3.94%) Amazon S3
5 66 (3.94%) AWS Lambda
6 65 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 58 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
7 58 (3.46%) Amazon SQS
8 55 (3.28%) OpenShift
9 53 (3.16%) Amazon ECS
10 47 (2.80%) Office 365
11 42 (2.51%) GCP
12 35 (2.09%) GitHub
13 27 (1.61%) PaaS
14 23 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
16 20 (1.19%) IaaS
17 18 (1.07%) Google Analytics
18 13 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.91%) DNS
1 32 (1.91%) WAN
2 29 (1.73%) LAN
2 29 (1.73%) SAN
3 20 (1.19%) HTTP
3 20 (1.19%) Wireless
4 13 (0.78%) BGP
4 13 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 13 (0.78%) HSRP
4 13 (0.78%) MPLS
4 13 (0.78%) Skype
5 12 (0.72%) Internet
5 12 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
6 11 (0.66%) 802.11
6 11 (0.66%) EIGRP
6 11 (0.66%) Firewall
6 11 (0.66%) Spanning Tree
6 11 (0.66%) WLAN
7 10 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.54%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 69 (4.12%) Power BI
4 66 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 65 (3.88%) Big Data
6 60 (3.58%) Amazon RDS
7 46 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 31 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (1.13%) NoSQL
12 18 (1.07%) Data Mining
12 18 (1.07%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.95%) MySQL
13 16 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (0.84%) Data Lake
15 11 (0.66%) GIS
15 11 (0.66%) SAP BW
16 9 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 73 (4.36%) JIRA
2 65 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.98%) Artifactory
4 44 (2.63%) RStudio
5 32 (1.91%) Jenkins
6 29 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.66%) Axure RP
7 11 (0.66%) gulp
8 9 (0.54%) NUnit
8 9 (0.54%) PVCS
8 9 (0.54%) Selenium
8 9 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.48%) webpack
10 7 (0.42%) jspm
10 7 (0.42%) Maven
11 6 (0.36%) CircleCI
11 6 (0.36%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 479 (28.58%) Finance
2 195 (11.63%) Public Sector
3 102 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 89 (5.31%) Banking
5 76 (4.53%) Front Office
6 73 (4.36%) Marketing
7 67 (4.00%) Retail
8 53 (3.16%) Legal
9 44 (2.63%) Manufacturing
10 22 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 21 (1.25%) Games
12 19 (1.13%) Electronics
13 18 (1.07%) Publishing
14 17 (1.01%) Investment Banking
14 17 (1.01%) Law
15 16 (0.95%) Military
16 12 (0.72%) Local Government
17 11 (0.66%) Advertising
18 9 (0.54%) German Language
18 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 235 (14.02%) Analyst
2 227 (13.54%) Developer
3 189 (11.28%) Architect
4 134 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 103 (6.15%) Business Analyst
6 74 (4.42%) User Researcher
7 51 (3.04%) Consultant
7 51 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
8 50 (2.98%) Senior Developer
9 49 (2.92%) Designer
10 48 (2.86%) AWS Developer
10 48 (2.86%) Data Analyst
11 43 (2.57%) IT Manager
12 42 (2.51%) Lead Developer
13 36 (2.15%) React Developer
14 35 (2.09%) Java Developer
15 34 (2.03%) AWS Architect
15 34 (2.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 32 (1.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 30 (1.79%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (7.88%) Web Services
2 81 (4.83%) React
3 70 (4.18%) .NET
4 66 (3.94%) AngularJS
5 60 (3.58%) HTML
6 52 (3.10%) Node.js
7 51 (3.04%) CSS
8 34 (2.03%) Vue.js
9 30 (1.79%) REST
9 30 (1.79%) RESTful
10 29 (1.73%) J2EE
11 27 (1.61%) Middleware
11 27 (1.61%) OAuth
12 26 (1.55%) JSON
13 24 (1.43%) XML
14 23 (1.37%) .NET Framework
14 23 (1.37%) WCF
15 20 (1.19%) Kafka
15 20 (1.19%) Sass
16 19 (1.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 368 (21.96%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 109 (6.50%) User Experience
4 69 (4.12%) Fixed Income
5 57 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
7 40 (2.39%) Data Centre
8 26 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 23 (1.37%) Equities
11 22 (1.31%) Derivative
12 21 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.19%) Blog
13 20 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 17 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 13 (0.78%) PMI
17 12 (0.72%) Driving Licence
18 11 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.61%) Windows
2 92 (5.49%) Linux
3 34 (2.03%) Unix
4 29 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 15 (0.89%) Android
6 15 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 11 (0.66%) Solaris
8 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.60%) CentOS
10 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.24%) Debian
11 4 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.18%) AIX
12 3 (0.18%) HPUX
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (20.23%) Problem-Solving
3 262 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 259 (15.45%) Project Management
5 236 (14.08%) Analytics
6 164 (9.79%) DevOps
7 159 (9.49%) Scrum
8 148 (8.83%) Project Delivery
9 146 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
10 115 (6.86%) Change Management
11 111 (6.62%) Migration
12 106 (6.32%) ITIL
13 105 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
14 104 (6.21%) Coaching
15 94 (5.61%) User Stories
16 90 (5.37%) PRINCE2
17 89 (5.31%) Service Management
18 87 (5.19%) Data Analysis
19 86 (5.13%) Business Analysis
20 85 (5.07%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 189 (11.28%) SQL
2 176 (10.50%) Python
3 150 (8.95%) Java
4 100 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.64%) C#
6 59 (3.52%) C
7 53 (3.16%) R
8 48 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.37%) C++
10 21 (1.25%) TypeScript
11 20 (1.19%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.01%) Perl
13 17 (1.01%) Scala
14 11 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.66%) VBA
15 10 (0.60%) ES6
16 7 (0.42%) PHP
16 7 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 230 (13.72%) Security Cleared
2 226 (13.48%) Degree
3 150 (8.95%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.15%) ISEB
6 30 (1.79%) AWS Certification
7 23 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 19 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.89%) Master's Degree
10 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.84%) CISSP
11 14 (0.84%) PMP
12 12 (0.72%) HND
13 11 (0.66%) APMP
13 11 (0.66%) CCNP
13 11 (0.66%) PhD
13 11 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.60%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (6.15%) QA
2 75 (4.47%) PMO
3 40 (2.39%) Data Quality
4 19 (1.13%) GDPR
4 19 (1.13%) SLA
5 10 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.36%) MiFID
6 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.30%) EMIR
7 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.24%) WCAG
9 3 (0.18%) GMP
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.18%) NEBOSH
10 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.12%) P3O
10 2 (0.12%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 91 (5.43%) Docker
2 72 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 51 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.60%) vSphere
5 9 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.30%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.30%) XenApp
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.18%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.12%) Ceph
10 2 (0.12%) NFS
10 2 (0.12%) vCloud
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 106 (6.32%) Kubernetes
2 69 (4.12%) Terraform
3 23 (1.37%) Ansible
4 14 (0.84%) SCCM
5 13 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (0.72%) Puppet
6 12 (0.72%) WSUS
7 9 (0.54%) Avamar
7 9 (0.54%) Grafana
8 8 (0.48%) vRealize
9 7 (0.42%) Graphite
9 7 (0.42%) MIIS
9 7 (0.42%) Packer
10 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.30%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.24%) SCOM
12 3 (0.18%) Nagios
12 3 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.18%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 232 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 99 (5.91%) SAP
3 71 (4.24%) VMware
4 58 (3.46%) Oracle
5 48 (2.86%) Cisco
5 48 (2.86%) Google
6 33 (1.97%) Tableau
7 30 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 26 (1.55%) ServiceNow
9 24 (1.43%) Greenplum
10 20 (1.19%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.19%) Citrix
11 19 (1.13%) Red Hat
12 16 (0.95%) HP
13 15 (0.89%) EMC
14 14 (0.84%) Adobe
14 14 (0.84%) Remedy
15 13 (0.78%) Workday
16 11 (0.66%) Alteryx
16 11 (0.66%) Dell