Period
to 23 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Self-Motivation in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 23 June 2018 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.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 147 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 -7 -23
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,709 1,649 1,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.80% 1.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.05% 5.27% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 960 1,194
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +4.17% +2.40%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £595 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 121 109
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.26% -22.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £9.88
90th Percentile £48.38 £52.50 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.79 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.23% -22.50% +36.99%

Self-Motivation is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,839 31,302 36,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.75% 34.18% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,096 20,299 23,620
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,052 1,092 1,196
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £49.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +17.07%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Self-Motivation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Contractor daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
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 Self-Motivation within the UK over the 6 months to 23 June 2018. 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 -19 1,536 £420 +5.10% 934
UK excluding London -3 1,023 £400 +14.29% 716
London -25 652 £470 +4.44% 263
South East -19 368 £400 - 195
North of England +11 210 £400 +15.94% 156
Midlands -8 150 £400 +13.39% 156
West Midlands +20 118 £400 - 112
North West -3 103 £370 +6.02% 96
East of England +6 101 £475 +35.71% 85
Scotland -30 79 £290 +10.48% 34
Yorkshire +2 73 £400 +14.29% 49
South West -9 61 £350 +12.45% 79
Wales +20 50 £375 -11.76% 9
North East +20 34 £350 +16.67% 11
East Midlands -28 31 £390 +15.56% 44
Northern Ireland +22 14 £115 -67.14% 2

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Self-Motivation 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 Self-Motivation.

1 477 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
3 389 (22.76%) Microsoft
4 335 (19.60%) Finance
5 314 (18.37%) Windows
6 282 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
7 249 (14.57%) SQL
8 235 (13.75%) Java
9 225 (13.17%) Degree
10 199 (11.64%) Project Management
11 189 (11.06%) SQL Server
12 174 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
13 172 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 166 (9.71%) Scrum
15 161 (9.42%) ITIL
16 156 (9.13%) Oracle
17 147 (8.60%) JavaScript
18 145 (8.48%) Security Cleared
19 144 (8.43%) C#
20 138 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
21 136 (7.96%) Change Management
22 132 (7.72%) Python
23 131 (7.67%) Linux
23 131 (7.67%) Test Automation
24 128 (7.49%) .NET
25 126 (7.37%) HTML
26 124 (7.26%) JIRA
26 124 (7.26%) DevOps
27 123 (7.20%) Decision-Making
28 117 (6.85%) Active Directory

Self-Motivation
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 64 (3.74%) Confluence
2 49 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 41 (2.40%) Skype for Business
4 38 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 27 (1.58%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 24 (1.40%) CMS
8 23 (1.35%) IIS
9 18 (1.05%) Apache
9 18 (1.05%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (0.82%) SAS
12 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 5 (0.29%) JBoss
16 5 (0.29%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 174 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (8.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 58 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 55 (3.22%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 18 (1.05%) InVision
8 12 (0.70%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
9 9 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
11 5 (0.29%) Simulink
12 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.18%) Flinto
12 3 (0.18%) Maya
13 2 (0.12%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.059%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.059%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 28 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.82%) SAP HR
3 11 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.53%) SAP HCM
5 8 (0.47%) BusinessWare
5 8 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.29%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.29%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.29%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.23%) HFM
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (3.92%) Office 365
4 28 (1.64%) IaaS
5 21 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.23%) PaaS
6 18 (1.05%) SaaS
7 14 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (0.82%) GitHub
8 13 (0.76%) Serverless
9 10 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 9 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.53%) Force.com
11 8 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.35%) G Suite
12 6 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.35%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.97%) Firewall
2 51 (2.98%) DNS
3 43 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.28%) LAN
4 39 (2.28%) Skype
5 36 (2.11%) Network Security
6 34 (1.99%) Internet
7 31 (1.81%) HTTP
8 29 (1.70%) SAN
9 27 (1.58%) DHCP
10 26 (1.52%) WAN
11 25 (1.46%) VoIP
12 22 (1.29%) VPN
13 20 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (1.05%) IP Telephony
15 17 (0.99%) SMS
15 17 (0.99%) Telepresence
16 16 (0.94%) SSL
17 15 (0.88%) Intranet
17 15 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.34%) Big Data
2 57 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (3.04%) Relational Database
5 50 (2.93%) Power BI
6 42 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 36 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 34 (1.99%) Oracle Database
10 33 (1.93%) NoSQL
11 30 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
12 24 (1.40%) MySQL
13 23 (1.35%) MongoDB
13 23 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (1.05%) DB2
15 16 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.82%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 124 (7.26%) JIRA
2 95 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 77 (4.51%) Git (software)
4 49 (2.87%) Selenium
5 34 (1.99%) Visual Studio
6 30 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (1.70%) Maven
7 29 (1.70%) Subversion
8 25 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (1.11%) Ant
10 18 (1.05%) WebDriver
11 17 (0.99%) Axure RP
11 17 (0.99%) Cucumber
11 17 (0.99%) MSBuild
11 17 (0.99%) TeamCity
12 16 (0.94%) Bitbucket
12 16 (0.94%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.94%) Gradle
12 16 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 335 (19.60%) Finance
2 105 (6.14%) Banking
3 72 (4.21%) Retail
4 62 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 53 (3.10%) Legal
6 47 (2.75%) Marketing
7 33 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.40%) Games
10 22 (1.29%) Publishing
11 19 (1.11%) Billing
12 18 (1.05%) Mandarin Language
13 17 (0.99%) Automotive
13 17 (0.99%) Military
14 15 (0.88%) Front Office
15 14 (0.82%) Advertising
15 14 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
16 13 (0.76%) Back Office
16 13 (0.76%) Law
17 12 (0.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 312 (18.26%) Developer
2 310 (18.14%) Analyst
3 97 (5.68%) Consultant
4 89 (5.21%) Project Manager
5 87 (5.09%) Business Analyst
6 71 (4.15%) Architect
7 62 (3.63%) Java Developer
8 58 (3.39%) Designer
9 48 (2.81%) Data Analyst
10 42 (2.46%) Support Engineer
11 41 (2.40%) Senior Developer
12 40 (2.34%) Administrator
13 39 (2.28%) Software Engineer
14 35 (2.05%) .NET Developer
15 34 (1.99%) Network Engineer
15 34 (1.99%) Support Analyst
16 33 (1.93%) IT Analyst
16 33 (1.93%) UX Designer
17 31 (1.81%) C# Developer
18 27 (1.58%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (7.49%) .NET
2 126 (7.37%) HTML
3 101 (5.91%) CSS
4 96 (5.62%) Web Services
5 81 (4.74%) REST
6 69 (4.04%) AngularJS
6 69 (4.04%) XML
7 61 (3.57%) SOAP
8 59 (3.45%) ASP.NET
9 50 (2.93%) jQuery
10 43 (2.52%) JSON
10 43 (2.52%) Spring
11 42 (2.46%) .NET Framework
12 41 (2.40%) HTML5
13 40 (2.34%) Node.js
14 39 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (1.99%) RESTful
16 32 (1.87%) React
17 31 (1.81%) WCF
18 28 (1.64%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 282 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (6.14%) User Experience
3 94 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 40 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 33 (1.93%) Virtual Team
8 25 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.11%) Social Media
11 18 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 17 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 17 (0.99%) Video\Live Streaming
13 15 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
14 14 (0.82%) CMDB
15 13 (0.76%) Fixed Income
15 13 (0.76%) Graphic Design
15 13 (0.76%) Life Science
16 12 (0.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 314 (18.37%) Windows
2 131 (7.67%) Linux
3 90 (5.27%) Windows Server
4 83 (4.86%) Unix
5 73 (4.27%) Windows 7
6 67 (3.92%) Windows 10
7 55 (3.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (2.75%) Android
10 42 (2.46%) Apple iOS
11 30 (1.76%) AIX
12 15 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.82%) Windows 8
14 12 (0.70%) Solaris
14 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.64%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.29%) CentOS
17 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (25.22%) Problem-Solving
3 199 (11.64%) Project Management
4 172 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 166 (9.71%) Scrum
6 161 (9.42%) ITIL
7 136 (7.96%) Change Management
8 131 (7.67%) Test Automation
9 124 (7.26%) DevOps
10 123 (7.20%) Decision-Making
11 115 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
12 110 (6.44%) Analytics
13 106 (6.20%) SDLC
14 104 (6.09%) Migration
14 104 (6.09%) Time Management
15 101 (5.91%) Data Analysis
16 100 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
17 94 (5.50%) TDD
18 76 (4.45%) Mentoring
18 76 (4.45%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 249 (14.57%) SQL
2 235 (13.75%) Java
3 147 (8.60%) JavaScript
4 144 (8.43%) C#
5 132 (7.72%) Python
6 92 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 76 (4.45%) C
8 46 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 37 (2.17%) Perl
9 37 (2.17%) VBA
10 36 (2.11%) Ruby
11 29 (1.70%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.35%) Scala
14 22 (1.29%) C++
15 21 (1.23%) PHP
16 20 (1.17%) ABAP
17 17 (0.99%) R
18 15 (0.88%) TypeScript
18 15 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 225 (13.17%) Degree
2 145 (8.48%) Security Cleared
3 114 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 48 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (1.64%) CCNA
5 28 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.46%) CISSP
8 22 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.88%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.88%) MCSE
11 14 (0.82%) CCNP
11 14 (0.82%) CISM
11 14 (0.82%) MCP
12 13 (0.76%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.70%) DBS Check
13 12 (0.70%) ISEB
14 11 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (6.38%) QA
2 59 (3.45%) SLA
3 56 (3.28%) PMO
4 40 (2.34%) GDPR
5 21 (1.23%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.70%) Def Stans
7 12 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 9 (0.53%) Actionable Recommendations
9 9 (0.53%) PSD2
10 5 (0.29%) IFRS
11 4 (0.23%) FINREP
11 4 (0.23%) ISO 26262
12 3 (0.18%) DO-178B
12 3 (0.18%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.18%) MiFID
13 2 (0.12%) COBIT
13 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 117 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.17%) Docker
4 25 (1.46%) vSphere
5 21 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.94%) XenApp
6 16 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 14 (0.82%) XenServer
8 13 (0.76%) VMware NSX
9 9 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.47%) Firmware
11 7 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.29%) HDFS
12 5 (0.29%) NFS
12 5 (0.29%) OpenAM
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (3.80%) Puppet
2 51 (2.98%) Ansible
3 40 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (2.17%) SCCM
5 27 (1.58%) Terraform
6 25 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 22 (1.29%) Salt
8 17 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
10 13 (0.76%) PowerCLI
10 13 (0.76%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.70%) Automic
11 12 (0.70%) SafeCom
11 12 (0.70%) vRealize
12 10 (0.59%) Nagios
13 9 (0.53%) Consul
13 9 (0.53%) SCOM
14 8 (0.47%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 389 (22.76%) Microsoft
2 156 (9.13%) Oracle
3 99 (5.79%) Cisco
4 98 (5.73%) SAP
5 89 (5.21%) VMware
6 70 (4.10%) Adobe
7 51 (2.98%) HP
8 47 (2.75%) IBM
9 46 (2.69%) Citrix
10 32 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 26 (1.52%) Tableau
12 24 (1.40%) webMethods
13 21 (1.23%) F5
13 21 (1.23%) Google
14 18 (1.05%) Juniper
14 18 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 18 (1.05%) Splunk
15 17 (0.99%) Intel
15 17 (0.99%) NetApp
15 17 (0.99%) Polycom