Period
to

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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 318 299 301
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2 +13
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 693 489 393
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the General category 1.40% 1.59% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 316 255
10th Percentile £350 £258 £260
25th Percentile £424 £400 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £473 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.94% +11.29% -5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £538
90th Percentile £678 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 7
10th Percentile £41.03 £45.50 £38.50
25th Percentile £45.94 £51.75 £44.08
Median hourly rate £54.50 £60.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.17% +20.00% +158.26%
75th Percentile £62.14 £65.54 £56.50
90th Percentile £65.54 £73.28 £61.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £65.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -23.66% +24.76% +50.00%

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 49,458 30,849 24,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.47% 52.76% 51.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,287 20,657 15,943
10th Percentile £320 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,417 1,146 1,012
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.45 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.22% +12.25% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £40.52
90th Percentile £59.00 £56.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.29% +2.63% +5.56%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 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 -48 537 £500 +5.26% 87
Work from Home -37 324 £528 +17.33% 27
UK excluding London -5 267 £500 +17.65% 66
London -60 261 £520 +4.00% 24
South East -1 108 £520 +26.06% 24
North of England -55 37 £500 +5.26% 11
Midlands -37 35 £413 -8.33% 11
Scotland -8 34 £525 +25.00% 3
North West -36 25 £533 +33.13% 5
East of England -19 24 £390 +52.94% 7
South West -20 23 £450 +5.88% 7
East Midlands -8 17 £388 +9.93% 4
West Midlands -55 17 £488 +8.33% 6
Yorkshire -58 10 £463 -7.50% 3
Wales -5 7 £550 - 2
North East -9 2 £505 +320.83% 3

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 377 (54.40%) Social Skills
2 209 (30.16%) Finance
3 171 (24.68%) Agile
4 167 (24.10%) Azure
5 148 (21.36%) Microsoft
6 116 (16.74%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (15.15%) Windows
8 104 (15.01%) DevOps
9 103 (14.86%) Security Cleared
10 97 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
11 93 (13.42%) Migration
12 91 (13.13%) Linux
13 84 (12.12%) AWS
13 84 (12.12%) SC Cleared
14 81 (11.69%) ITIL
15 78 (11.26%) Firewall
16 73 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
17 70 (10.10%) SQL
17 70 (10.10%) JIRA
18 67 (9.67%) Python
19 63 (9.09%) PowerShell
20 58 (8.37%) Oracle
20 58 (8.37%) Project Management
21 57 (8.23%) Cisco
21 57 (8.23%) Banking
22 55 (7.94%) Scrum
22 55 (7.94%) Jenkins
22 55 (7.94%) CI/CD
23 54 (7.79%) Microsoft 365
24 52 (7.50%) Change Management

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 47 (6.78%) Confluence
2 26 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.59%) Apache
4 9 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (1.15%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.72%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.58%) SAS
8 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.29%) Mule
9 2 (0.29%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 43 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (5.63%) MS Visio
3 37 (5.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.87%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.72%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (0.29%) InVision
8 2 (0.29%) Sketch
8 2 (0.29%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.14%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.14%) Houdini
9 1 (0.14%) Maya
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.15%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.87%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.72%) FLEXCUBE
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.43%) SAP EWM
5 3 (0.43%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.29%) HFM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.29%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Travel Management
6 2 (0.29%) TrackWise
7 1 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 167 (24.10%) Azure
2 84 (12.12%) AWS
3 54 (7.79%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (5.77%) Power Platform
5 34 (4.91%) SaaS
6 29 (4.18%) GCP
7 21 (3.03%) IaaS
7 21 (3.03%) PaaS
8 19 (2.74%) Serverless
9 16 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (2.31%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (1.73%) PowerApps
11 11 (1.59%) GitHub
11 11 (1.59%) OpenShift
12 9 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
13 8 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 8 (1.15%) Azure Functions
14 7 (1.01%) Azure Monitor
14 7 (1.01%) Power Automate
14 7 (1.01%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 78 (11.26%) Firewall
2 44 (6.35%) LAN
3 30 (4.33%) WAN
4 29 (4.18%) Network Security
5 27 (3.90%) DNS
6 19 (2.74%) OSPF
7 18 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.31%) BGP
9 15 (2.16%) DHCP
9 15 (2.16%) MPLS
10 14 (2.02%) Internet
11 13 (1.88%) DMZ
11 13 (1.88%) VPN
12 11 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 11 (1.59%) Wireless
13 10 (1.44%) EIGRP
13 10 (1.44%) SAN
13 10 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.76%) Power BI
2 32 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 13 (1.88%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.30%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.30%) DB2
9 8 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.15%) Big Data
9 8 (1.15%) Tableau
10 7 (1.01%) Metadata
11 6 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (0.87%) MySQL
11 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.72%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.72%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (10.10%) JIRA
2 55 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 48 (6.93%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.31%) Maven
5 12 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (1.44%) Selenium
6 10 (1.44%) Subversion
7 9 (1.30%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.30%) GitLab
7 9 (1.30%) Log4j
8 7 (1.01%) Gradle
8 7 (1.01%) JUnit
8 7 (1.01%) TestNG
9 6 (0.87%) Crucible
9 6 (0.87%) FishEye
10 5 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.58%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.43%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 377 (54.40%) Social Skills
2 209 (30.16%) Finance
3 97 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (8.23%) Banking
5 50 (7.22%) Presentation Skills
6 32 (4.62%) Public Sector
7 26 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.89%) Influencing Skills
8 20 (2.89%) Marketing
9 16 (2.31%) Organisational Skills
10 14 (2.02%) Financial Institution
10 14 (2.02%) Legal
11 13 (1.88%) Investment Banking
12 11 (1.59%) Retail
13 9 (1.30%) Back Office
13 9 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.15%) Electronics
14 8 (1.15%) Law
14 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
15 7 (1.01%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 156 (22.51%) Analyst
2 97 (14.00%) Business Analyst
3 96 (13.85%) Architect
4 51 (7.36%) Consultant
5 50 (7.22%) Developer
6 30 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (3.46%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
10 21 (3.03%) Technical Architect
11 20 (2.89%) Network Engineer
11 20 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
12 19 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (2.74%) Support Engineer
13 18 (2.60%) Azure Engineer
14 17 (2.45%) IT Analyst
15 16 (2.31%) Administrator
15 16 (2.31%) Azure Architect
16 15 (2.16%) JIRA Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.46%) Kafka
2 19 (2.74%) AngularJS
2 19 (2.74%) RESTful
3 18 (2.60%) JSON
4 15 (2.16%) CSS
4 15 (2.16%) Node.js
4 15 (2.16%) REST
5 14 (2.02%) HTML
6 13 (1.88%) Spring Boot
6 13 (1.88%) XML
7 12 (1.73%) Django
7 12 (1.73%) Spring
8 11 (1.59%) Flask
9 10 (1.44%) .NET
9 10 (1.44%) React
9 10 (1.44%) SailPoint
10 9 (1.30%) PySpark
11 8 (1.15%) LDAP
11 8 (1.15%) Web Services
12 7 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (3.61%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.31%) User Experience
6 13 (1.88%) NHS
6 13 (1.88%) PKI
7 11 (1.59%) Derivative
7 11 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.59%) Private Cloud
7 11 (1.59%) Reinsurance
7 11 (1.59%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
10 8 (1.15%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.15%) Replication
11 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 105 (15.15%) Windows
2 91 (13.13%) Linux
3 40 (5.77%) Unix
4 27 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.30%) Ubuntu
7 7 (1.01%) Android
7 7 (1.01%) MVS
7 7 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.87%) VMS
8 6 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.43%) zOS
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (24.68%) Agile
2 116 (16.74%) Problem-Solving
3 104 (15.01%) DevOps
4 93 (13.42%) Migration
5 81 (11.69%) ITIL
6 73 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 58 (8.37%) Project Management
8 55 (7.94%) CI/CD
8 55 (7.94%) Scrum
9 52 (7.50%) Change Management
10 50 (7.22%) Business Analysis
11 49 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
11 49 (7.07%) User Stories
12 47 (6.78%) Risk Management
13 46 (6.64%) SDLC
14 45 (6.49%) Requirements Gathering
15 41 (5.92%) Analytics
16 39 (5.63%) Data Analysis
16 39 (5.63%) Project Delivery
17 38 (5.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 70 (10.10%) SQL
2 67 (9.67%) Python
3 63 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 46 (6.64%) Java
5 37 (5.34%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.03%) C
6 21 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.89%) Bash
8 19 (2.74%) C#
9 17 (2.45%) C++
10 15 (2.16%) Go
11 11 (1.59%) Groovy
11 11 (1.59%) R
11 11 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.15%) VBScript
13 7 (1.01%) Ruby
13 7 (1.01%) VBA
14 6 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.58%) Rust
15 4 (0.58%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 103 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 84 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 51 (7.36%) Degree
4 28 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 15 (2.16%) CISSP
7 15 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.88%) CCIE
8 13 (1.88%) CCNP
9 8 (1.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (1.15%) CCSP
9 8 (1.15%) MCSE
10 7 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.87%) JNCIP
12 5 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (0.72%) MCTS
12 5 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.19%) QA
2 22 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.74%) NIST
3 19 (2.74%) SLA
4 13 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.73%) MiFID
6 10 (1.44%) GDPR
7 9 (1.30%) EMIR
7 9 (1.30%) PMO
8 8 (1.15%) COBIT
9 6 (0.87%) GRC
10 4 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.58%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.29%) Basel III
12 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.29%) GxP
12 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.29%) RMADS
12 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (6.78%) Docker
2 46 (6.64%) Active Directory
3 27 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.15%) vSphere
7 7 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.72%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.29%) Firmware
10 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.29%) XenApp
10 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.14%) HDFS
11 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 46 (6.64%) Terraform
2 36 (5.19%) Kubernetes
3 33 (4.76%) Ansible
4 19 (2.74%) SCCM
5 9 (1.30%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (1.30%) Puppet
6 6 (0.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 5 (0.72%) Grafana
7 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.58%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.58%) SCSM
8 4 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.43%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (0.43%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.43%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.43%) WSUS
9 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (21.36%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.37%) Oracle
3 57 (8.23%) Cisco
4 34 (4.91%) Splunk
5 32 (4.62%) VMware
6 29 (4.18%) SAP
7 23 (3.32%) CheckPoint
7 23 (3.32%) F5
7 23 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (2.74%) Atlassian
9 18 (2.60%) Google
9 18 (2.60%) Juniper
10 15 (2.16%) IBM
11 12 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.59%) Adobe
12 11 (1.59%) Informatica
13 10 (1.44%) CyberArk
13 10 (1.44%) HP
14 9 (1.30%) Aruba
14 9 (1.30%) Meraki