Period
to 12 June 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 12 June 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 301 305 302
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Documentation Skills 511 349 840
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.80% 0.93%
As % of the General category 1.58% 1.55% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 233 525
10th Percentile £270 £259 £313
25th Percentile £395 £328 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £410 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.85% -8.89% -
75th Percentile £558 £538 £575
90th Percentile £675 £599 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £396 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% -12.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 6 15
10th Percentile £46.00 £42.20 £13.50
25th Percentile £51.00 £48.61 £18.06
Median hourly rate £63.00 £52.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +171.18% -54.98%
75th Percentile £65.54 £57.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £73.11 £62.00 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.50 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +19.09% +57.14% -21.79%

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 32,432 22,499 47,694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.90% 51.36% 52.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,662 14,650 31,032
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,147 886 1,396
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.01 £15.00 £13.68
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% +4.17%
75th Percentile £43.00 £40.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.41 £53.38 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.93%

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 12 June 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 12 June 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 12 June 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 +8 420 £486 +21.56% 115
London -8 217 £500 - 42
UK excluding London +9 206 £440 +11.11% 76
Work from Home -130 141 £450 +45.16% 17
South East +22 67 £438 +10.48% 22
North of England +12 55 £475 +50.79% 23
Scotland -17 31 £420 +0.60% 5
Yorkshire +30 29 £500 +17.65% 5
Midlands -20 29 £500 +11.11% 10
North West -21 26 £400 +26.98% 13
West Midlands -4 24 £500 +11.11% 7
East of England -2 17 £223 -44.38% 7
South West +18 14 £425 +21.43% 9
East Midlands -10 5 £585 +30.00% 3
North East +16 4 £120 -30.43% 5
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 12 June 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.

1 256 (50.10%) Social Skills
2 197 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (23.68%) Finance
4 111 (21.72%) Azure
5 105 (20.55%) SQL
5 105 (20.55%) Microsoft
6 90 (17.61%) Windows
7 83 (16.24%) Scrum
8 76 (14.87%) Python
9 69 (13.50%) Java
9 69 (13.50%) Migration
9 69 (13.50%) Security Cleared
10 67 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (12.52%) Active Directory
12 63 (12.33%) Oracle
12 63 (12.33%) AWS
13 59 (11.55%) DevOps
14 57 (11.15%) LAN
15 53 (10.37%) Banking
15 53 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
15 53 (10.37%) SC Cleared
16 51 (9.98%) Presentation Skills
17 50 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
18 49 (9.59%) VMware
18 49 (9.59%) Project Management
18 49 (9.59%) JavaScript
18 49 (9.59%) Linux
19 47 (9.20%) Data Modelling
20 45 (8.81%) Data Centre
21 44 (8.61%) Cisco

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 36 (7.05%) Confluence
2 24 (4.70%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.91%) Oracle Coherence
4 17 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 14 (2.74%) Apache Spark
6 11 (2.15%) MS Project Server
7 10 (1.96%) Apache
8 5 (0.98%) CMS
8 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.59%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.59%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.59%) SAS
9 3 (0.59%) WordPress
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.39%) IIS
10 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (6.46%) MS Visio
2 32 (6.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) CorelDRAW
6 1 (0.20%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.59%) Cloudability
2 3 (0.59%) SDL Web 8
3 2 (0.39%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.20%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) OneSumX
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (0.20%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 111 (21.72%) Azure
2 63 (12.33%) AWS
3 37 (7.24%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (4.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (3.91%) Power Platform
6 17 (3.33%) GitHub
6 17 (3.33%) PaaS
7 15 (2.94%) GCP
8 13 (2.54%) IaaS
9 12 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.35%) SaaS
10 4 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.59%) Apigee
11 3 (0.59%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (0.59%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.59%) npm
11 3 (0.59%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.59%) Yarn
12 2 (0.39%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 57 (11.15%) LAN
2 31 (6.07%) WAN
3 30 (5.87%) DNS
4 27 (5.28%) Firewall
5 26 (5.09%) VPN
6 24 (4.70%) Network Security
7 17 (3.33%) DHCP
8 13 (2.54%) BGP
9 12 (2.35%) OSPF
9 12 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (2.15%) MPLS
11 9 (1.76%) Multicast
11 9 (1.76%) SD-WAN
11 9 (1.76%) VLAN
12 8 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.57%) IPv6
12 8 (1.57%) TCP/IP
13 7 (1.37%) IPv4
13 7 (1.37%) SSL
13 7 (1.37%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.46%) Big Data
2 32 (6.26%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.07%) Hadoop
4 28 (5.48%) Relational Database
5 22 (4.31%) NoSQL
6 21 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.91%) Power BI
8 12 (2.35%) Data Lake
9 11 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.96%) HBase
10 10 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.57%) Spark SQL
12 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.17%) DB2
13 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (7.63%) JIRA
2 38 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.26%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.68%) Selenium
5 28 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 26 (5.09%) Maven
7 24 (4.70%) Cucumber
8 23 (4.50%) Subversion
9 21 (4.11%) JUnit
10 16 (3.13%) FishEye
10 16 (3.13%) TestNG
11 15 (2.94%) GitLab
12 9 (1.76%) Gradle
12 9 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (1.37%) Protractor
14 6 (1.17%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.98%) Cypress.io
16 4 (0.78%) ERwin
17 3 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
17 3 (0.59%) Toad
General
1 256 (50.10%) Social Skills
2 121 (23.68%) Finance
3 53 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (10.37%) Banking
4 51 (9.98%) Presentation Skills
5 25 (4.89%) Investment Banking
6 23 (4.50%) Organisational Skills
7 21 (4.11%) Public Sector
8 19 (3.72%) Marketing
9 14 (2.74%) Legal
10 11 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.76%) Retail
12 8 (1.57%) Front Office
12 8 (1.57%) Telecoms
13 7 (1.37%) Billing
13 7 (1.37%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
14 6 (1.17%) General Ledger
14 6 (1.17%) Law
15 4 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (18.59%) Analyst
2 88 (17.22%) Architect
3 86 (16.83%) Developer
4 57 (11.15%) Business Analyst
5 42 (8.22%) Consultant
6 36 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
7 34 (6.65%) Java Developer
8 18 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (3.52%) Investment Banking Java Developer
9 15 (2.94%) Azure Architect
9 15 (2.94%) Network Engineer
9 15 (2.94%) Project Manager
10 14 (2.74%) Agile Developer
10 14 (2.74%) Agile Java Developer
11 13 (2.54%) Administrator
12 11 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
13 10 (1.96%) Build Engineer
13 10 (1.96%) Data Analyst
13 10 (1.96%) Data Architect
13 10 (1.96%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.46%) Spring
2 29 (5.68%) Node.js
3 28 (5.48%) JSON
4 25 (4.89%) XML
5 22 (4.31%) AngularJS
6 19 (3.72%) React
7 17 (3.33%) Web Services
8 16 (3.13%) HTML
8 16 (3.13%) Java EE
8 16 (3.13%) Java EE 5
8 16 (3.13%) Kafka
9 14 (2.74%) Akka
9 14 (2.74%) CSS
10 12 (2.35%) PySpark
11 11 (2.15%) REST
12 9 (1.76%) RESTful
13 8 (1.57%) .NET
13 8 (1.57%) OAuth
13 8 (1.57%) SOAP
13 8 (1.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.81%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.24%) Self-Motivation
3 25 (4.89%) User Experience
4 17 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.94%) Replication
6 14 (2.74%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 13 (2.54%) Clustering
7 13 (2.54%) FMCG
7 13 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.76%) NHS
9 7 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.17%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.17%) PKI
10 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.98%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.98%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 90 (17.61%) Windows
2 49 (9.59%) Linux
3 35 (6.85%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.13%) Unix
4 16 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.17%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.98%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.78%) Solaris
12 4 (0.78%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.59%) Android
14 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.39%) CatOS
14 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (16.24%) Scrum
3 69 (13.50%) Migration
4 67 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
5 59 (11.55%) DevOps
6 50 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (9.59%) Project Management
8 47 (9.20%) Data Modelling
9 42 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (7.63%) Requirements Gathering
10 39 (7.63%) TDD
11 38 (7.44%) BDD
11 38 (7.44%) ETL
12 37 (7.24%) ITIL
13 33 (6.46%) Business Analysis
13 33 (6.46%) Microservices
14 31 (6.07%) Computer Science
15 30 (5.87%) Use Case
16 29 (5.68%) Kanban
16 29 (5.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (20.55%) SQL
2 76 (14.87%) Python
3 69 (13.50%) Java
4 49 (9.59%) JavaScript
5 42 (8.22%) PowerShell
6 30 (5.87%) Shell Script
7 19 (3.72%) C++
8 17 (3.33%) Java 8
8 17 (3.33%) R
9 15 (2.94%) Scala
9 15 (2.94%) TypeScript
10 11 (2.15%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.57%) C#
12 8 (1.57%) Elm
12 8 (1.57%) Haskell
12 8 (1.57%) PHP
13 7 (1.37%) C
13 7 (1.37%) Perl
14 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 53 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 42 (8.22%) Degree
4 23 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (2.54%) CCNA
7 12 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.96%) CCNP
9 7 (1.37%) CCIE
9 7 (1.37%) MCSE
10 5 (0.98%) CISSP
10 5 (0.98%) ISEB
11 4 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.59%) CCIE Security
12 3 (0.59%) CCSA
12 3 (0.59%) CISM
12 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.70%) Data Quality
2 18 (3.52%) QA
3 13 (2.54%) SLA
4 11 (2.15%) Accessibility
4 11 (2.15%) GDPR
5 8 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.17%) MiFID
7 5 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.98%) PMO
8 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.39%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.39%) NIST
9 2 (0.39%) UCITS
10 1 (0.20%) COREP
10 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.20%) FINREP
10 1 (0.20%) GRC
System Software
1 64 (12.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.09%) Docker
4 19 (3.72%) Platform Symphony
5 15 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.15%) VMware NSX
8 9 (1.76%) HDFS
9 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.59%) vSphere
10 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.39%) RACF
10 2 (0.39%) Samba
10 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.20%) NFS
11 1 (0.20%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (3.72%) Ansible
2 17 (3.33%) Puppet
3 15 (2.94%) SCCM
4 10 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.76%) Kubernetes
6 8 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.57%) Oozie
7 7 (1.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 5 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.98%) StackStorm
8 5 (0.98%) WSUS
9 4 (0.78%) Control-M
9 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.78%) vRealize
10 3 (0.59%) Salt
10 3 (0.59%) SCOM
10 3 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 105 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 63 (12.33%) Oracle
3 49 (9.59%) VMware
4 44 (8.61%) Cisco
5 19 (3.72%) F5
6 18 (3.52%) CheckPoint
7 13 (2.54%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.54%) Splunk
8 12 (2.35%) Aruba
8 12 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.35%) SAP
8 12 (2.35%) Zscaler
9 11 (2.15%) Meraki
10 10 (1.96%) Borland
10 10 (1.96%) Lumension
10 10 (1.96%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.76%) Talend
11 9 (1.76%) TippingPoint
12 8 (1.57%) Citrix
12 8 (1.57%) Informatica