Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 138 153
Rank change year-on-year +63 +15 -4
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,101 1,787 1,881
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 1.94% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 2.24% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 1,043 1,158
Median daily rate £525 £475 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.80% +4.72%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 51 52
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +68.54% +53.45%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.33 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.75 £60.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% +93.10% +55.36%

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 30,968 79,904 89,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.96% 86.90% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,320 52,479 59,298
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,118 2,318 2,424
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -13.56%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.79 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.65 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.66% +17.50% -20.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +63 988 £525 +10.53% 172
London +61 548 £550 +10.00% 42
UK excluding London +67 516 £475 +5.56% 147
South East +58 158 £479 +6.39% 29
North of England +26 98 £456 +1.33% 32
Midlands +78 90 £440 +3.53% 27
Work from Home +17 67 £500 +12.36% 13
North West +48 66 £425 -5.56% 26
Scotland +61 64 £500 +6.67% 7
South West +25 63 £500 -4.76% 23
West Midlands +66 53 £550 +22.22% 10
East Midlands +52 36 £317 -20.88% 16
East of England +58 23 £475 +3.83% 18
Yorkshire +30 23 £525 +16.67% 3
Wales +19 21 £438 +53.64% 8
North East +18 9 £438 -12.50% 3
Northern Ireland +20 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 495 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (30.88%) Finance
3 255 (23.16%) Analytical Skills
4 237 (21.53%) Security Cleared
5 214 (19.44%) DevOps
6 211 (19.16%) AWS
7 197 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
8 192 (17.44%) Python
9 191 (17.35%) SC Cleared
10 185 (16.80%) Java
11 173 (15.71%) Azure
12 172 (15.62%) Web Services
13 170 (15.44%) Software Engineering
14 166 (15.08%) Asset Management
15 165 (14.99%) Front Office
16 157 (14.26%) Microsoft
17 154 (13.99%) Derivative
18 153 (13.90%) Fixed Income
19 149 (13.53%) Equities
20 147 (13.35%) JavaScript
21 146 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
22 145 (13.17%) Public Sector
23 138 (12.53%) Project Management
24 137 (12.44%) Scrum
24 137 (12.44%) AngularJS
25 135 (12.26%) Banking
26 128 (11.63%) React
27 126 (11.44%) Degree
28 125 (11.35%) Analytics
29 120 (10.90%) SQL

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 34 (3.09%) Confluence
2 28 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.00%) Jupyter
4 7 (0.64%) SAS
5 6 (0.54%) IIS
6 5 (0.45%) Apache Spark
7 4 (0.36%) CMS
8 3 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.18%) JBoss
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.091%) Apache
10 1 (0.091%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.091%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.091%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.091%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (8.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.54%) InVision
7 5 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.45%) Sketch
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.18%) Simulink
9 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (1.00%) Misys Midas
3 7 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.54%) Primavera
4 6 (0.54%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.36%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.27%) Endur
6 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.18%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.18%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.091%) Sprinklr
8 1 (0.091%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 211 (19.16%) AWS
2 173 (15.71%) Azure
3 107 (9.72%) GCP
4 78 (7.08%) Serverless
5 72 (6.54%) AWS Lambda
6 70 (6.36%) Amazon S3
6 70 (6.36%) OpenShift
7 67 (6.09%) Amazon SQS
8 66 (5.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 64 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
10 62 (5.63%) Amazon ECS
11 50 (4.54%) Power Platform
12 33 (3.00%) Office 365
13 14 (1.27%) Google Analytics
14 13 (1.18%) SaaS
15 12 (1.09%) PaaS
16 11 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
18 8 (0.73%) PowerApps
19 7 (0.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.36%) Firewall
2 17 (1.54%) DNS
3 16 (1.45%) WAN
4 12 (1.09%) DHCP
5 11 (1.00%) LAN
6 10 (0.91%) Wireless
7 9 (0.82%) Network Security
7 9 (0.82%) SAN
8 8 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (0.73%) HTTP
8 8 (0.73%) Internet
8 8 (0.73%) Skype
8 8 (0.73%) VPN
9 7 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.45%) BGP
10 5 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (0.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (0.45%) OSPF
10 5 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
2 63 (5.72%) Amazon Redshift
3 59 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 49 (4.45%) Power BI
5 42 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (2.63%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (1.63%) Big Data
8 18 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.18%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (0.82%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 9 (0.82%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (0.73%) MySQL
14 7 (0.64%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.64%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 100 (9.08%) RStudio
2 69 (6.27%) Artifactory
2 69 (6.27%) Jenkins
3 51 (4.63%) JIRA
4 31 (2.82%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.82%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 7 (0.64%) Selenium
7 7 (0.64%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.45%) NUnit
8 5 (0.45%) Xcode
9 4 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.36%) Gradle
9 4 (0.36%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.36%) Maven
9 4 (0.36%) MSTest
9 4 (0.36%) PVCS
10 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.27%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 340 (30.88%) Finance
2 165 (14.99%) Front Office
3 145 (13.17%) Public Sector
4 135 (12.26%) Banking
5 84 (7.63%) Investment Banking
6 38 (3.45%) Marketing
7 37 (3.36%) Law
7 37 (3.36%) Legal
8 32 (2.91%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.27%) Retail
11 12 (1.09%) Electronics
12 11 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (1.00%) Police
13 9 (0.82%) Military
14 8 (0.73%) Games
15 7 (0.64%) Back Office
15 7 (0.64%) German Language
15 7 (0.64%) Local Government
16 6 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 211 (19.16%) Developer
2 140 (12.72%) Analyst
3 103 (9.36%) AWS Engineer
4 102 (9.26%) AWS Developer
5 93 (8.45%) Project Manager
6 87 (7.90%) Architect
7 56 (5.09%) Java Developer
8 50 (4.54%) User Researcher
9 48 (4.36%) Business Analyst
10 47 (4.27%) Python Developer
10 47 (4.27%) Python Engineer
11 44 (4.00%) Java Engineer
12 35 (3.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (3.09%) AWS DevOps
14 31 (2.82%) JavaScript Engineer
14 31 (2.82%) Software Engineer
15 29 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (2.54%) Front Office Developer
17 27 (2.45%) Lead Developer
17 27 (2.45%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (15.62%) Web Services
2 137 (12.44%) AngularJS
3 128 (11.63%) React
4 81 (7.36%) Node.js
5 79 (7.18%) J2EE
5 79 (7.18%) Vue.js
6 54 (4.90%) J2SE
7 52 (4.72%) .NET
8 43 (3.91%) CSS
9 24 (2.18%) HTML
10 19 (1.73%) Redux
11 13 (1.18%) .NET Core
11 13 (1.18%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.18%) RESTful
12 12 (1.09%) REST
13 11 (1.00%) XML
14 10 (0.91%) JSON
15 9 (0.82%) Backbone.js
15 9 (0.82%) SOAP
16 8 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 255 (23.16%) Analytical Skills
2 154 (13.99%) Derivative
3 153 (13.90%) Fixed Income
4 149 (13.53%) Equities
5 92 (8.36%) Hedge funds
6 91 (8.27%) Management Information System
7 81 (7.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 61 (5.54%) User Experience
9 44 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (2.00%) Public Cloud
11 21 (1.91%) Blog
12 20 (1.82%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.18%) Data Centre
15 11 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 11 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (1.00%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.82%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
17 7 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (5.63%) Windows
2 45 (4.09%) Linux
3 14 (1.27%) Unix
4 11 (1.00%) Windows 10
5 9 (0.82%) CentOS
5 9 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.27%) Solaris
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
11 2 (0.18%) HPUX
12 1 (0.091%) Android
12 1 (0.091%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.091%) VMS
12 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.091%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (19.44%) DevOps
3 197 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
4 170 (15.44%) Software Engineering
5 166 (15.08%) Asset Management
6 146 (13.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 138 (12.53%) Project Management
8 137 (12.44%) Scrum
9 125 (11.35%) Analytics
10 119 (10.81%) Business Analysis
11 116 (10.54%) Risk Management
12 102 (9.26%) Portfolio Management
13 98 (8.90%) Investment Management
14 88 (7.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 85 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
16 82 (7.45%) Data Analysis
17 81 (7.36%) Change Management
17 81 (7.36%) Data Modelling
18 69 (6.27%) Programme Management
19 67 (6.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 192 (17.44%) Python
2 185 (16.80%) Java
3 147 (13.35%) JavaScript
4 120 (10.90%) SQL
5 78 (7.08%) R
6 50 (4.54%) C#
7 29 (2.63%) C++
8 25 (2.27%) C
9 23 (2.09%) PowerShell
10 16 (1.45%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.00%) TypeScript
12 9 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.54%) VBA
14 5 (0.45%) Apple Swift
14 5 (0.45%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.45%) VB
14 5 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 237 (21.53%) Security Cleared
2 191 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 126 (11.44%) Degree
4 44 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.63%) CISSP
6 18 (1.63%) GIAC
7 16 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.09%) APMP
9 12 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.00%) CISM
11 10 (0.91%) CCNP
12 8 (0.73%) PhD
13 7 (0.64%) CISA
13 7 (0.64%) PMP
14 6 (0.54%) AWS Certification
14 6 (0.54%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.45%) CCNA
15 5 (0.45%) CLAS
15 5 (0.45%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.63%) QA
2 21 (1.91%) WCAG
3 20 (1.82%) Data Quality
3 20 (1.82%) PMO
4 17 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.09%) COBIT
5 12 (1.09%) SLA
6 9 (0.82%) GDPR
7 8 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (0.73%) NIST
8 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.45%) RMADS
10 4 (0.36%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.18%) GxP
12 2 (0.18%) IFRS
12 2 (0.18%) NCSC
12 2 (0.18%) P3O
System Software
1 96 (8.72%) Docker
2 24 (2.18%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.54%) vSphere
5 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.27%) XenApp
8 2 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 2 (0.18%) HDFS
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.091%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (0.091%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 87 (7.90%) Kubernetes
2 74 (6.72%) Terraform
3 10 (0.91%) Puppet
4 9 (0.82%) Ansible
4 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.54%) Consul
6 6 (0.54%) Packer
7 4 (0.36%) SCCM
7 4 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.27%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.27%) SCOM
9 2 (0.18%) Aspera SmartTrack
9 2 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.18%) FlexNet
9 2 (0.18%) Graphite
9 2 (0.18%) Nagios
9 2 (0.18%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.091%) EnCase
10 1 (0.091%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 157 (14.26%) Microsoft
2 102 (9.26%) Google
3 43 (3.91%) SAP
4 40 (3.63%) Oracle
5 29 (2.63%) Tableau
6 20 (1.82%) Cisco
7 16 (1.45%) VMware
8 15 (1.36%) Ariba
8 15 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 14 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 10 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.91%) ServiceNow
11 9 (0.82%) Adobe
11 9 (0.82%) Splunk
12 8 (0.73%) Bloomberg
12 8 (0.73%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.64%) CA Agile Central
13 7 (0.64%) Citrix
13 7 (0.64%) HP