Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 158 141
Rank change year-on-year +38 -17 +12
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 1,478 1,713 1,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 1.75% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.00% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 1,053 1,116
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.48% +11.24%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £645 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 36 34
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £33.58 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.21% +34.32% +56.25%
10th Percentile £13.20 £18.03 £10.58
90th Percentile £51.75 £64.25 £58.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% +59.08%

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 61,620 85,595 85,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.28% 87.31% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40,114 56,511 57,294
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,152 2,026
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £23.34 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +1.48% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.00 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.37 £23.88
% change year-on-year -6.10% -6.32% +6.11%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

Contractor 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 20 January 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 +41 1,331 £485 +2.11% 483
UK excluding London +24 760 £450 - 348
London +53 679 £525 +5.00% 168
South East +48 295 £462 +2.61% 81
North of England +6 155 £425 -5.56% 105
Scotland +43 92 £450 +16.50% 18
South West +25 91 £463 +2.78% 33
North West +5 88 £425 - 64
East of England +36 57 £409 -13.95% 39
Yorkshire +21 52 £438 -2.78% 29
Midlands -39 47 £430 +1.18% 58
West Midlands -30 28 £431 +1.47% 36
Wales +3 23 £480 +3.78% 13
East Midlands +7 19 £430 +1.18% 21
North East -8 15 £325 -27.78% 12
Channel Islands - 2 £450 -
Northern Ireland +3 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 552 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.04%) Finance
3 354 (23.95%) Problem-Solving
4 346 (23.41%) Analytical Skills
5 225 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 223 (15.09%) Project Management
7 222 (15.02%) Analytics
8 205 (13.87%) SQL
9 201 (13.60%) Microsoft
10 200 (13.53%) Degree
11 191 (12.92%) AWS
12 183 (12.38%) Azure
13 179 (12.11%) Python
14 157 (10.62%) Java
15 146 (9.88%) DevOps
16 142 (9.61%) Security Cleared
17 141 (9.54%) Web Services
17 141 (9.54%) Scrum
17 141 (9.54%) Public Sector
18 137 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
19 128 (8.66%) Windows
20 121 (8.19%) Asset Management
21 120 (8.12%) JavaScript
22 119 (8.05%) Software Engineering
23 118 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
24 113 (7.65%) Front Office
25 110 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
26 108 (7.31%) Fixed Income
27 107 (7.24%) Project Delivery
28 103 (6.97%) Change Management

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 53 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.98%) Confluence
3 16 (1.08%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.01%) CMS
5 13 (0.88%) IIS
6 12 (0.81%) SAS
7 7 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.34%) JBoss
9 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.20%) Apache
11 3 (0.20%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.20%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.20%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 118 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 110 (7.44%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 30 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.35%) InVision
7 18 (1.22%) Sketch
8 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.47%) SPSS
10 4 (0.27%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.20%) Marvel
11 3 (0.20%) Windchill
12 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.14%) Simulink
12 2 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.74%) SessionCam
2 10 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.54%) Endur
4 7 (0.47%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP MDG
6 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.27%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
7 3 (0.20%) Magento
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.20%) PolarLake
7 3 (0.20%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 191 (12.92%) AWS
2 183 (12.38%) Azure
3 69 (4.67%) GCP
3 69 (4.67%) Power Platform
4 61 (4.13%) OpenShift
5 60 (4.06%) Amazon S3
5 60 (4.06%) Serverless
6 58 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 57 (3.86%) AWS Lambda
8 52 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
9 51 (3.45%) Amazon SQS
10 48 (3.25%) Amazon ECS
11 40 (2.71%) Office 365
12 20 (1.35%) Google Analytics
13 16 (1.08%) GitHub
14 14 (0.95%) PaaS
15 13 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.81%) SaaS
17 10 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.30%) WAN
2 31 (2.10%) LAN
3 26 (1.76%) DNS
4 22 (1.49%) HTTP
5 19 (1.29%) BGP
6 18 (1.22%) MPLS
7 17 (1.15%) DHCP
8 16 (1.08%) Wireless
9 15 (1.01%) HSRP
9 15 (1.01%) SAN
10 14 (0.95%) Ethernet
11 13 (0.88%) Internet
12 12 (0.81%) 802.11
12 12 (0.81%) EIGRP
12 12 (0.81%) Spanning Tree
12 12 (0.81%) WLAN
13 10 (0.68%) TCP/IP
14 9 (0.61%) IGRP
14 9 (0.61%) OSPF
15 8 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.53%) Power BI
3 65 (4.40%) Amazon Redshift
4 64 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (3.72%) Amazon RDS
6 42 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 34 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.17%) Big Data
9 23 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.08%) MySQL
11 16 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.01%) Data Lake
13 14 (0.95%) GIS
14 13 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (0.88%) Relational Database
14 13 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 63 (4.26%) JIRA
2 61 (4.13%) Artifactory
3 60 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 57 (3.86%) Jenkins
5 37 (2.50%) RStudio
6 18 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 13 (0.88%) Axure RP
7 13 (0.88%) gulp
8 11 (0.74%) Selenium
8 11 (0.74%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.54%) jspm
9 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.47%) NUnit
10 7 (0.47%) SonarQube
11 6 (0.41%) Maven
11 6 (0.41%) WebDriver
12 5 (0.34%) PowerBuilder
12 5 (0.34%) ProC
12 5 (0.34%) PVCS
12 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 444 (30.04%) Finance
2 141 (9.54%) Public Sector
3 113 (7.65%) Front Office
4 89 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 68 (4.60%) Banking
6 48 (3.25%) Marketing
7 39 (2.64%) Retail
8 36 (2.44%) Manufacturing
9 34 (2.30%) Legal
10 23 (1.56%) Local Government
11 20 (1.35%) Law
12 18 (1.22%) Military
13 16 (1.08%) Electronics
13 16 (1.08%) Investment Banking
13 16 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (1.01%) Games
15 13 (0.88%) Publishing
16 10 (0.68%) Advertising
16 10 (0.68%) Billing
17 9 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 213 (14.41%) Analyst
2 188 (12.72%) Developer
3 134 (9.07%) Architect
4 115 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 102 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 59 (3.99%) User Researcher
7 48 (3.25%) Designer
8 44 (2.98%) AWS Developer
9 43 (2.91%) Consultant
10 42 (2.84%) Data Analyst
11 41 (2.77%) Java Developer
11 41 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (2.50%) IT Manager
13 36 (2.44%) Senior Developer
14 35 (2.37%) Lead Developer
15 34 (2.30%) Software Engineer
16 31 (2.10%) Data Engineer
17 30 (2.03%) Product Manager
18 28 (1.89%) AWS Engineer
18 28 (1.89%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 141 (9.54%) Web Services
2 96 (6.50%) React
3 95 (6.43%) AngularJS
4 83 (5.62%) .NET
5 76 (5.14%) Node.js
6 50 (3.38%) HTML
7 47 (3.18%) CSS
8 45 (3.04%) Vue.js
9 44 (2.98%) J2EE
10 37 (2.50%) J2SE
11 29 (1.96%) REST
12 25 (1.69%) .NET Core
13 24 (1.62%) Middleware
14 20 (1.35%) JSON
14 20 (1.35%) OAuth
15 19 (1.29%) Kafka
16 16 (1.08%) GraphQL
16 16 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 15 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 346 (23.41%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (7.31%) Fixed Income
3 102 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 93 (6.29%) User Experience
5 84 (5.68%) Derivative
6 80 (5.41%) Equities
7 74 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
8 52 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
9 49 (3.32%) Blog
10 40 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 39 (2.64%) Data Centre
12 31 (2.10%) Hedge funds
13 25 (1.69%) Data Structures
14 23 (1.56%) Public Cloud
14 23 (1.56%) Virtual Team
15 22 (1.49%) Mobile App
16 21 (1.42%) Algorithms
17 18 (1.22%) NHS
18 13 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
19 11 (0.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (8.66%) Windows
2 78 (5.28%) Linux
3 35 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 23 (1.56%) Unix
5 14 (0.95%) Android
6 13 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.68%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.47%) Solaris
10 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.34%) CentOS
11 5 (0.34%) OpenVMS
11 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.27%) Debian
12 4 (0.27%) HPUX
12 4 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (23.95%) Problem-Solving
3 225 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 223 (15.09%) Project Management
5 222 (15.02%) Analytics
6 146 (9.88%) DevOps
7 141 (9.54%) Scrum
8 137 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
9 121 (8.19%) Asset Management
10 119 (8.05%) Software Engineering
11 107 (7.24%) Project Delivery
12 103 (6.97%) Change Management
13 90 (6.09%) Business Analysis
14 88 (5.95%) ITIL
15 86 (5.82%) Data Analysis
16 85 (5.75%) User Stories
17 83 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
18 79 (5.35%) PRINCE2
19 78 (5.28%) Coaching
20 77 (5.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 205 (13.87%) SQL
2 179 (12.11%) Python
3 157 (10.62%) Java
4 120 (8.12%) JavaScript
5 90 (6.09%) C#
6 89 (6.02%) R
7 49 (3.32%) C++
8 46 (3.11%) C
9 38 (2.57%) T-SQL
10 32 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 32 (2.17%) TypeScript
11 27 (1.83%) Scala
12 23 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 16 (1.08%) Perl
13 16 (1.08%) VBA
14 14 (0.95%) PHP
15 12 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.74%) Ruby
17 10 (0.68%) Kotlin
18 7 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 200 (13.53%) Degree
2 142 (9.61%) Security Cleared
3 99 (6.70%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.56%) ISEB
5 17 (1.15%) Master's Degree
6 16 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 14 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 13 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.88%) PMP
9 11 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.68%) CCNP
10 10 (0.68%) HND
10 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.54%) IIBA
11 8 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.47%) CCNA
12 7 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.41%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.36%) QA
2 45 (3.04%) PMO
3 40 (2.71%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.76%) GDPR
5 14 (0.95%) SLA
6 6 (0.41%) WCAG
7 5 (0.34%) RMADS
8 4 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
8 4 (0.27%) MiFID
9 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.20%) NEBOSH
9 3 (0.20%) P3O
9 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) GMP
10 2 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (6.77%) Docker
2 61 (4.13%) Active Directory
3 41 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.68%) VMware NSX
5 10 (0.68%) vSphere
6 8 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.34%) XenApp
8 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.14%) LXC
10 2 (0.14%) vCloud
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.068%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 92 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.19%) Terraform
3 15 (1.01%) SCCM
4 14 (0.95%) Ansible
5 9 (0.61%) WSUS
6 8 (0.54%) MIIS
6 8 (0.54%) SCOM
6 8 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.47%) Avamar
7 7 (0.47%) Packer
8 6 (0.41%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.34%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.27%) Kubeflow
10 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.27%) vRealize
11 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.20%) Puppet
11 3 (0.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 201 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 78 (5.28%) SAP
3 61 (4.13%) VMware
4 54 (3.65%) Oracle
5 49 (3.32%) Cisco
6 48 (3.25%) Google
7 31 (2.10%) Tableau
8 19 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (1.15%) Adobe
9 17 (1.15%) Citrix
10 15 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 15 (1.01%) HP
11 14 (0.95%) Cognos
12 12 (0.81%) IBM
13 11 (0.74%) Hotjar
13 11 (0.74%) Remedy
14 10 (0.68%) Bloomberg
14 10 (0.68%) EMC
14 10 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.61%) Dell