Period
to 20 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Documentation Skills in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Documentation Skills
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 311 303
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8 +20
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 708 206 781
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.33% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 133 461
10th Percentile £307 £301 £285
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £435 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £568 £538 £550
90th Percentile £650 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £400 £443
% change year-on-year +7.63% -9.60% +10.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 3 32
10th Percentile £40.61 " £19.36
25th Percentile £50.00 £40.25 £29.22
Median hourly rate £65.50 £41.50 £41.75
Median % change year-on-year +57.83% -0.60% +73.96%
75th Percentile £71.75 £54.38 £47.01
90th Percentile £73.45 £61.35 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.54 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +57.93% -7.78% +60.71%

Documentation Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 42,139 15,513 46,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.29% 53.20% 51.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,323 10,451 29,808
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +4.97%
75th Percentile £623 £595 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,367 544 1,497
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.96 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.46% +15.55% +7.31%
75th Percentile £41.75 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.39 £51.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +1.01%

Documentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Documentation Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills.

Daily rate trend for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Documentation Skills.

Hourly rate trend for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Documentation Skills over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Documentation Skills in the UK

Documentation Skills
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Documentation Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2021. 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 +3 589 £475 +5.56% 122
London -20 316 £500 -2.44% 43
UK excluding London -10 261 £431 +7.63% 79
Work from Home -65 229 £475 +18.75% 17
South East -35 78 £436 -11.65% 24
North of England -37 65 £448 +29.71% 17
East of England -12 42 £425 +54.55% 9
North West -35 34 £450 +32.35% 11
Midlands -63 34 £500 +25.00% 21
Yorkshire -24 31 £388 +10.71% 4
Scotland -72 24 £440 +3.53% 1
West Midlands -57 22 £500 +33.33% 12
South West -33 18 £388 +15.67% 7
East Midlands -27 11 £543 -22.50% 9
Wales - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Documentation Skills 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 Documentation Skills.

1 365 (51.55%) Social Skills
2 253 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (27.26%) Microsoft
4 164 (23.16%) Azure
5 144 (20.34%) Finance
6 128 (18.08%) SQL
7 119 (16.81%) Windows
8 99 (13.98%) Migration
9 85 (12.01%) DevOps
10 84 (11.86%) Scrum
11 81 (11.44%) Active Directory
11 81 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
12 80 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
13 79 (11.16%) Python
14 77 (10.88%) Java
15 73 (10.31%) Presentation Skills
16 72 (10.17%) Degree
17 71 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 70 (9.89%) JavaScript
18 70 (9.89%) Oracle
18 70 (9.89%) Security Cleared
19 69 (9.75%) Microsoft 365
20 64 (9.04%) Test Automation
21 63 (8.90%) PowerShell
21 63 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
21 63 (8.90%) Banking
22 62 (8.76%) AWS
23 61 (8.62%) Git (software)
23 61 (8.62%) Linux
24 59 (8.33%) Data Modelling

Documentation Skills
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 51 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.66%) Confluence
3 19 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.55%) MS Project Server
6 9 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (1.13%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.99%) CMS
8 7 (0.99%) IBM Domino
9 6 (0.85%) Apache
9 6 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.71%) IIS
11 4 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.56%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.42%) SAS
12 3 (0.42%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (7.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (6.07%) MS Visio
3 40 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) InVision
7 2 (0.28%) Marvel
7 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) Sketch
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.14%) Figma
Business Applications
1 27 (3.81%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.27%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
2 9 (1.27%) SAP Retail
2 9 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.71%) SAP CAR
5 3 (0.42%) Cloudability
5 3 (0.42%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.42%) Magento
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.42%) Shopify
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 1 (0.14%) HFM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 164 (23.16%) Azure
2 69 (9.75%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (8.76%) AWS
4 37 (5.23%) Dynamics 365
4 37 (5.23%) Power Platform
5 31 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (3.53%) GCP
7 23 (3.25%) SaaS
8 20 (2.82%) PaaS
9 19 (2.68%) GitHub
10 13 (1.84%) IaaS
11 9 (1.27%) npm
11 9 (1.27%) OneDrive
11 9 (1.27%) Serverless
12 8 (1.13%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.85%) Apigee
13 6 (0.85%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.71%) Azure Service Bus
15 4 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.37%) Firewall
1 38 (5.37%) LAN
2 29 (4.10%) DNS
2 29 (4.10%) VPN
3 25 (3.53%) WAN
4 24 (3.39%) Network Security
5 18 (2.54%) BGP
6 15 (2.12%) OSPF
6 15 (2.12%) TCP/IP
7 14 (1.98%) MPLS
8 13 (1.84%) DHCP
9 11 (1.55%) SAN
9 11 (1.55%) VLAN
10 10 (1.41%) Multicast
11 9 (1.27%) IPv6
12 8 (1.13%) IPv4
12 8 (1.13%) SD-WAN
12 8 (1.13%) Unicast
12 8 (1.13%) VPLS
13 7 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 35 (4.94%) Big Data
4 34 (4.80%) Power BI
5 33 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (3.81%) NoSQL
7 26 (3.67%) Hadoop
8 19 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (1.84%) Data Lake
11 11 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.55%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.41%) DB2
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 44 (6.21%) JIRA
3 40 (5.65%) Jenkins
4 39 (5.51%) Selenium
5 33 (4.66%) Cucumber
6 30 (4.24%) Subversion
7 24 (3.39%) JUnit
8 22 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (2.97%) Maven
10 16 (2.26%) FishEye
10 16 (2.26%) GitLab
10 16 (2.26%) TestNG
11 13 (1.84%) Protractor
12 9 (1.27%) Cypress.io
12 9 (1.27%) Mocha
12 9 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.85%) git-flow
14 6 (0.85%) Mockito
14 6 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 365 (51.55%) Social Skills
2 144 (20.34%) Finance
3 80 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 73 (10.31%) Presentation Skills
5 63 (8.90%) Banking
6 44 (6.21%) Marketing
7 35 (4.94%) Retail
8 27 (3.81%) Public Sector
9 25 (3.53%) Organisational Skills
10 22 (3.11%) Investment Banking
11 21 (2.97%) Legal
12 17 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (2.12%) Manufacturing
14 14 (1.98%) Telecoms
15 13 (1.84%) Financial Institution
16 11 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (1.41%) Front Office
17 10 (1.41%) Law
18 9 (1.27%) General Ledger
19 8 (1.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 143 (20.20%) Analyst
2 98 (13.84%) Developer
3 97 (13.70%) Architect
4 86 (12.15%) Business Analyst
5 82 (11.58%) Consultant
6 35 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (3.95%) Java Developer
7 28 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.81%) Full Stack Developer
9 24 (3.39%) Administrator
10 23 (3.25%) Azure Architect
11 21 (2.97%) Functional Consultant
12 19 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.68%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
13 18 (2.54%) Microsoft 365 Architect
14 17 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
14 17 (2.40%) Technical Consultant
15 16 (2.26%) Azure Consultant
15 16 (2.26%) Designer
16 15 (2.12%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.65%) HTML
1 40 (5.65%) JSON
2 39 (5.51%) Node.js
3 34 (4.80%) Spring
4 33 (4.66%) CSS
5 32 (4.52%) RESTful
5 32 (4.52%) XML
6 29 (4.10%) AngularJS
7 26 (3.67%) .NET
8 23 (3.25%) React
9 20 (2.82%) Web Services
10 19 (2.68%) HTML5
11 17 (2.40%) REST
11 17 (2.40%) Spring Boot
12 16 (2.26%) .NET Framework
12 16 (2.26%) Entity Framework
12 16 (2.26%) Java EE
12 16 (2.26%) Java EE 5
13 14 (1.98%) Akka
13 14 (1.98%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.36%) Self-Motivation
2 38 (5.37%) User Experience
3 33 (4.66%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.26%) FMCG
4 16 (2.26%) NHS
5 15 (2.12%) Replication
6 14 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 14 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.69%) Clustering
9 11 (1.55%) Market Risk
10 10 (1.41%) Cloud Native
10 10 (1.41%) Legacy Systems
10 10 (1.41%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.27%) Credit Risk
11 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.27%) PKI
12 8 (1.13%) Swaptions
13 7 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 119 (16.81%) Windows
2 61 (8.62%) Linux
3 49 (6.92%) Windows Server
4 34 (4.80%) Unix
5 24 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 20 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (2.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (2.12%) Android
8 15 (2.12%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
9 14 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.13%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.71%) Solaris
13 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.56%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.28%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (13.98%) Migration
3 85 (12.01%) DevOps
4 84 (11.86%) Scrum
5 81 (11.44%) Problem-Solving
6 71 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (9.04%) Test Automation
8 63 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
9 59 (8.33%) Data Modelling
10 54 (7.63%) ITIL
11 53 (7.49%) Project Management
12 50 (7.06%) Computer Science
13 47 (6.64%) Data Migration
14 45 (6.36%) Requirements Gathering
15 44 (6.21%) Data Governance
15 44 (6.21%) User Stories
16 43 (6.07%) Microservices
17 42 (5.93%) Full Stack Development
18 40 (5.65%) ETL
18 40 (5.65%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 128 (18.08%) SQL
2 79 (11.16%) Python
3 77 (10.88%) Java
4 70 (9.89%) JavaScript
5 63 (8.90%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.95%) Shell Script
7 22 (3.11%) C#
7 22 (3.11%) C++
8 19 (2.68%) R
9 18 (2.54%) Java 8
10 14 (1.98%) TypeScript
11 13 (1.84%) Perl
12 12 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 11 (1.55%) PHP
13 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.27%) C
14 9 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.13%) Scala
15 8 (1.13%) VBA
16 7 (0.99%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 72 (10.17%) Degree
2 70 (9.89%) Security Cleared
3 53 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (1.27%) CCIE
8 9 (1.27%) MCSE
9 6 (0.85%) CISSP
9 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.85%) MCP
10 5 (0.71%) CCNA
10 5 (0.71%) CCNP
11 4 (0.56%) ISEB
11 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.56%) MCITP
11 4 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.34%) QA
2 20 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.82%) SLA
3 15 (2.12%) GDPR
4 9 (1.27%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.27%) PMO
5 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.56%) IFRS
8 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 3 (0.42%) FINREP
8 3 (0.42%) NIST
9 2 (0.28%) Basel III
9 2 (0.28%) COREP
9 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.28%) GRC
9 2 (0.28%) IFRS 9
9 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 81 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.38%) Docker
4 17 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (1.84%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.27%) Platform Symphony
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.56%) Samba
9 4 (0.56%) vSphere
10 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.28%) OCFS2
11 2 (0.28%) RACF
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.28%) XenApp
12 1 (0.14%) KVM
12 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 33 (4.66%) Ansible
2 21 (2.97%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 20 (2.82%) SCCM
4 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (2.12%) Terraform
5 13 (1.84%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (1.41%) Puppet
8 8 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.13%) StackStorm
8 8 (1.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 6 (0.85%) Grafana
9 6 (0.85%) Nessus
9 6 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (0.85%) Salt
9 6 (0.85%) SCOM
9 6 (0.85%) vRealize
10 5 (0.71%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 193 (27.26%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.89%) Oracle
3 53 (7.49%) VMware
4 42 (5.93%) Cisco
5 41 (5.79%) SAP
6 23 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.54%) Citrix
9 17 (2.40%) CheckPoint
10 16 (2.26%) F5
11 14 (1.98%) Databricks
11 14 (1.98%) IBM
11 14 (1.98%) MuleSoft
11 14 (1.98%) Splunk
12 12 (1.69%) Google
13 11 (1.55%) Borland
13 11 (1.55%) HP
13 11 (1.55%) Informatica
13 11 (1.55%) Lumension
13 11 (1.55%) ServiceNow