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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 13 August 2022 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
13 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 76 95 79
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 +61
Contract jobs citing Decision-Making 2,775 1,957 1,056
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.13% 2.63% 3.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.94% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,728 1,276 686
10th Percentile £325 £313 £335
25th Percentile £437 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £625
90th Percentile £750 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 82 63
10th Percentile £10.22 £14.50 £15.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £19.14 £26.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.73 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.83% -34.75% +13.33%
75th Percentile £51.12 £44.31 £47.19
90th Percentile £61.00 £56.74 £54.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £27.37 £42.75
% change year-on-year -1.33% -35.99% +6.88%

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 79,489 66,612 29,944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.67% 89.39% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,835 45,886 19,990
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
25th Percentile £450 £411 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £576
90th Percentile £750 £689 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,678 1,706 872
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £12.34
25th Percentile £17.00 £14.55 £16.25
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.06 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +34.46% -7.78% +11.11%
75th Percentile £57.50 £46.75 £46.00
90th Percentile £69.60 £62.13 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% -

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 13 August 2022.

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 13 August 2022.

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 13 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +28 2,310 £550 +10.00% 485
London +45 1,286 £575 +9.52% 198
Work from Home -5 1,145 £540 +8.00% 155
UK excluding London +6 1,096 £513 +7.89% 305
North of England +14 286 £525 +12.90% 81
South East -9 252 £550 +15.79% 67
Scotland +24 182 £475 +11.76% 20
North West +15 177 £530 +24.71% 45
South West +14 156 £570 +14.00% 43
Midlands -12 132 £456 +4.89% 58
West Midlands -8 107 £475 +8.57% 39
Yorkshire +12 102 £525 -3.23% 26
East of England +16 68 £525 +1.06% 33
East Midlands 0 30 £450 +24.14% 19
Northern Ireland +19 20 £169 - 1
North East -20 18 £606 +7.78% 10
Wales -35 17 £513 +7.97% 4

For the 6 months to 13 August 2022, 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 1,215 (43.78%) Social Skills
2 1,094 (39.42%) Agile
3 1,034 (37.26%) Finance
4 884 (31.86%) Problem-Solving
5 773 (27.86%) Analytical Skills
6 509 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 475 (17.12%) Project Management
8 398 (14.34%) Microsoft
9 393 (14.16%) Azure
10 390 (14.05%) Scrum
11 381 (13.73%) Analytics
12 373 (13.44%) Banking
13 361 (13.01%) Public Sector
14 336 (12.11%) DevOps
15 334 (12.04%) SQL
16 308 (11.10%) Python
17 278 (10.02%) Continuous Improvement
18 274 (9.87%) Project Delivery
19 271 (9.77%) Security Cleared
20 249 (8.97%) CI/CD
21 243 (8.76%) Business Case
22 237 (8.54%) JIRA
22 237 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
23 234 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
24 229 (8.25%) Risk Management
25 225 (8.11%) AWS
26 221 (7.96%) Degree
27 218 (7.86%) Coaching
28 212 (7.64%) Business Analysis
29 209 (7.53%) SC Cleared

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
1 113 (4.07%) Confluence
2 58 (2.09%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.01%) CMS
4 25 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 22 (0.79%) SAS
6 18 (0.65%) Apache
7 12 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
8 8 (0.29%) Drupal
9 7 (0.25%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.18%) Appian
10 5 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.14%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.14%) WordPress
12 3 (0.11%) CICS
12 3 (0.11%) Headless CMS
12 3 (0.11%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.072%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 234 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 166 (5.98%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (3.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 61 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 49 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.47%) Sketch
7 11 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.29%) UserZoom
9 6 (0.22%) SPSS
10 5 (0.18%) Marvel
10 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.11%) InVision
12 3 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 2 (0.072%) CATIA
13 2 (0.072%) Stata
14 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.036%) Adobe XD
14 1 (0.036%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.036%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 28 (1.01%) Aladdin
2 22 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
3 20 (0.72%) SAP S/4HANA
4 15 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 13 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.25%) Maximo
7 6 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.18%) SAP HCM
9 4 (0.14%) Magento
9 4 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.11%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.072%) CA PPM
11 2 (0.072%) ION MarketView
11 2 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 393 (14.16%) Azure
2 225 (8.11%) AWS
3 149 (5.37%) Power Platform
4 138 (4.97%) GCP
5 70 (2.52%) PaaS
6 69 (2.49%) Microsoft 365
7 67 (2.41%) SaaS
8 66 (2.38%) GitHub
9 58 (2.09%) Google Analytics
9 58 (2.09%) IaaS
10 54 (1.95%) Azure DevOps
11 42 (1.51%) Serverless
12 31 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.08%) Trello
14 29 (1.05%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 27 (0.97%) Google Tag Manager
16 26 (0.94%) Snowflake
17 24 (0.86%) Azure AKS
18 22 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
19 20 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 51 (1.84%) WAN
2 45 (1.62%) LAN
3 43 (1.55%) DNS
4 41 (1.48%) Firewall
5 39 (1.41%) Network Security
6 32 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
7 29 (1.05%) HTTP
8 25 (0.90%) Internet
9 24 (0.86%) VPN
10 18 (0.65%) SD-WAN
11 17 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (0.54%) SMTP
13 14 (0.50%) POP3
14 13 (0.47%) 5G
14 13 (0.47%) TCP/IP
15 12 (0.43%) 3G
15 12 (0.43%) 4G
15 12 (0.43%) DHCP
15 12 (0.43%) VoIP
15 12 (0.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (5.08%) Power BI
2 91 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 79 (2.85%) Tableau
4 71 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 63 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 51 (1.84%) Big Data
7 42 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 38 (1.37%) Data Lake
9 31 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 30 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
10 30 (1.08%) MySQL
11 26 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (0.90%) MongoDB
12 25 (0.90%) Power Query
13 24 (0.86%) Data Mining
13 24 (0.86%) DB2
13 24 (0.86%) Metadata
14 22 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.76%) BigQuery
16 16 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 237 (8.54%) JIRA
2 109 (3.93%) Git (software)
3 97 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 24 (0.86%) Visual Studio
5 23 (0.83%) GitLab
5 23 (0.83%) Selenium
6 20 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.65%) webpack
8 17 (0.61%) Grunt
8 17 (0.61%) gulp
9 14 (0.50%) ESLint
10 10 (0.36%) Axure RP
10 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.36%) ERwin
11 9 (0.32%) Cypress.io
12 8 (0.29%) MSI
13 7 (0.25%) Gatling
13 7 (0.25%) Postman
13 7 (0.25%) Subversion
13 7 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 1,215 (43.78%) Social Skills
2 1,034 (37.26%) Finance
3 773 (27.86%) Analytical Skills
4 373 (13.44%) Banking
5 361 (13.01%) Public Sector
6 193 (6.95%) Presentation Skills
7 163 (5.87%) Influencing Skills
8 135 (4.86%) Organisational Skills
9 108 (3.89%) Legal
10 102 (3.68%) Marketing
11 87 (3.14%) Telecoms
12 73 (2.63%) Front Office
13 67 (2.41%) Retail
14 65 (2.34%) Investment Banking
15 31 (1.12%) Manufacturing
16 30 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
17 29 (1.05%) Retail Banking
18 28 (1.01%) Games
19 26 (0.94%) Law
19 26 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 462 (16.65%) Analyst
2 361 (13.01%) Architect
3 272 (9.80%) Project Manager
4 189 (6.81%) Business Analyst
5 176 (6.34%) Developer
6 140 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
7 104 (3.75%) Data Analyst
8 100 (3.60%) Programme Manager
9 97 (3.50%) Consultant
10 79 (2.85%) Cloud Architect
10 79 (2.85%) Scrum Master
11 77 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
11 77 (2.77%) DevOps Engineer
12 75 (2.70%) User Researcher
13 70 (2.52%) Data Architect
14 69 (2.49%) Azure Engineer
15 61 (2.20%) Product Manager
16 60 (2.16%) Kubernetes Engineer
17 59 (2.13%) Product Owner
18 56 (2.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (2.52%) HTML
2 58 (2.09%) CSS
2 58 (2.09%) React
3 50 (1.80%) JSON
3 50 (1.80%) Web Services
4 47 (1.69%) .NET
5 45 (1.62%) Velocity
6 36 (1.30%) REST
7 33 (1.19%) J2EE
7 33 (1.19%) XML
8 31 (1.12%) Kafka
9 27 (0.97%) Pandas
10 26 (0.94%) Node.js
11 23 (0.83%) RESTful
12 20 (0.72%) NumPy
13 18 (0.65%) Spring
14 16 (0.58%) FastAPI
14 16 (0.58%) LDAP
15 15 (0.54%) Sass
16 13 (0.47%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 168 (6.05%) Management Information System
2 149 (5.37%) User Experience
3 78 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
4 76 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 72 (2.59%) Public Cloud
6 68 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (2.41%) Virtual Team
8 51 (1.84%) Data Structures
9 43 (1.55%) Derivative
10 41 (1.48%) Algorithms
11 35 (1.26%) Social Media
12 34 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 33 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
14 32 (1.15%) CMDB
15 30 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 29 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
16 29 (1.05%) NHS
17 28 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
18 27 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
19 23 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 179 (6.45%) Windows
2 106 (3.82%) Linux
3 42 (1.51%) Windows Server
4 41 (1.48%) Unix
5 28 (1.01%) VMS
6 20 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 16 (0.58%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.47%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.36%) Android
11 6 (0.22%) Solaris
11 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.18%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.18%) zOS
13 4 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.11%) AIX
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.072%) CentOS
15 2 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,094 (39.42%) Agile
2 884 (31.86%) Problem-Solving
3 509 (18.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 475 (17.12%) Project Management
5 390 (14.05%) Scrum
6 381 (13.73%) Analytics
7 336 (12.11%) DevOps
8 278 (10.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 274 (9.87%) Project Delivery
10 249 (8.97%) CI/CD
11 243 (8.76%) Business Case
12 237 (8.54%) Business Intelligence
13 229 (8.25%) Risk Management
14 218 (7.86%) Coaching
15 212 (7.64%) Business Analysis
16 207 (7.46%) Change Management
17 202 (7.28%) Migration
18 175 (6.31%) ITIL
19 169 (6.09%) Requirements Gathering
20 168 (6.05%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 334 (12.04%) SQL
2 308 (11.10%) Python
3 161 (5.80%) Java
4 116 (4.18%) JavaScript
5 72 (2.59%) C
6 71 (2.56%) R
7 55 (1.98%) Bash
8 54 (1.95%) C#
8 54 (1.95%) PowerShell
8 54 (1.95%) VBA
9 40 (1.44%) C++
10 33 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 23 (0.83%) Go
11 23 (0.83%) Scala
12 17 (0.61%) Ruby
13 16 (0.58%) TypeScript
13 16 (0.58%) VB
14 15 (0.54%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.40%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 271 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 221 (7.96%) Degree
3 209 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 42 (1.51%) PMI Certification
5 38 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 37 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 35 (1.26%) CISSP
8 29 (1.05%) PMP
9 28 (1.01%) ISEB
9 28 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 26 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (0.79%) Master's Degree
12 21 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (0.72%) CISA
14 18 (0.65%) CISM
15 11 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 10 (0.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.94%) QA
2 104 (3.75%) PMO
3 90 (3.24%) Accessibility
4 83 (2.99%) Data Quality
5 62 (2.23%) SLA
6 49 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 43 (1.55%) GDPR
8 41 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 34 (1.23%) NIST
10 21 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (0.50%) NCSC
12 11 (0.40%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.32%) IFRS
14 8 (0.29%) COBIT
14 8 (0.29%) MiFID
15 7 (0.25%) GRC
15 7 (0.25%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.25%) RMADS
15 7 (0.25%) WCAG
16 6 (0.22%) SOC 1
System Software
1 147 (5.30%) Docker
2 86 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 34 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.40%) XenApp
6 10 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 9 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.25%) vSphere
10 6 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.11%) Firmware
11 3 (0.11%) HDFS
11 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.072%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.072%) NFS
12 2 (0.072%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.072%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.036%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 155 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 129 (4.65%) Terraform
3 66 (2.38%) Ansible
4 34 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
5 18 (0.65%) Grafana
6 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (0.54%) SCCM
8 7 (0.25%) Puppet
9 6 (0.22%) CASB
9 6 (0.22%) Kibana
9 6 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.18%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.18%) Salt
11 4 (0.14%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.14%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 4 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.11%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 398 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 131 (4.72%) Google
3 121 (4.36%) Oracle
4 117 (4.22%) SAP
5 88 (3.17%) ServiceNow
6 53 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
7 51 (1.84%) VMware
8 46 (1.66%) Databricks
8 46 (1.66%) Splunk
9 35 (1.26%) Adobe
10 33 (1.19%) Bloomberg
11 30 (1.08%) Citrix
12 28 (1.01%) BISAM
13 26 (0.94%) Cisco
14 24 (0.86%) IBM
15 23 (0.83%) Atlassian
16 21 (0.76%) Red Hat
17 19 (0.68%) Mercator
18 17 (0.61%) Cadence
19 15 (0.54%) Juniper