Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 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.

Self-Motivation
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 162 145
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 +21
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 674 1,176 1,836
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.64% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.82% 5.26% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 685 1,081
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.53%
10th Percentile £208 £151 £214
90th Percentile £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 142
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +14.88% +4.88%
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £51.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.99% +20.00% +20.69%

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 13,992 22,339 31,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 31.15% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,345 14,482 21,158
Median daily rate £475 £455 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.40% -4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 942 971
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.37 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.15 £53.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate £24.75 £21.42 £18.94
% change year-on-year +15.57% +13.10% -2.90%

Self-Motivation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Daily rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Self-Motivation.

Hourly rate trend for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Self-Motivation over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
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 Self-Motivation within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 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 +8 556 £450 +5.88% 438
UK excluding London +17 356 £400 - 371
London +20 250 £480 +1.05% 102
South East +60 151 £435 +12.19% 87
Work from Home -81 146 £475 +26.67% 67
North of England -23 43 £416 +8.82% 91
Scotland +28 36 £400 +0.50% 16
Midlands +8 36 £340 -20.47% 75
East of England +35 35 £426 +6.56% 43
West Midlands +24 33 £350 -18.13% 38
North West -3 28 £425 +30.77% 50
Wales +17 27 £350 -12.50% 18
South West +16 26 £392 -7.55% 38
Yorkshire +25 11 £420 +5.00% 32
Northern Ireland - 6 £432 - 3
North East +15 4 £369 -13.18% 9
East Midlands +15 3 £110 -66.15% 37

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 179 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
4 118 (17.51%) Degree
5 114 (16.91%) Windows
6 113 (16.77%) Change Management
7 110 (16.32%) Microsoft
8 104 (15.43%) Time Management
9 101 (14.99%) Finance
10 95 (14.09%) Security Cleared
11 85 (12.61%) Azure
11 85 (12.61%) Marketing
12 83 (12.31%) Java
13 79 (11.72%) DevOps
14 78 (11.57%) SC Cleared
14 78 (11.57%) SQL
15 76 (11.28%) Co-Creation
16 75 (11.13%) Value Proposition
16 75 (11.13%) Life Science
16 75 (11.13%) Digital Marketing
17 74 (10.98%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
17 74 (10.98%) Resource Allocation
18 69 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
19 67 (9.94%) SDLC
20 66 (9.79%) Python
21 57 (8.46%) Public Sector
22 54 (8.01%) JIRA
23 53 (7.86%) Linux
24 51 (7.57%) ITIL
25 50 (7.42%) Project Management

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 29 (4.30%) Confluence
2 18 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.23%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.78%) IIS
5 8 (1.19%) SAS
6 7 (1.04%) JBoss
7 6 (0.89%) Apache
8 5 (0.74%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.59%) nginx
10 3 (0.45%) CMS
10 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 69 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.63%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.30%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.30%) InVision
6 2 (0.30%) Maya
6 2 (0.30%) Sketch
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.15%) Houdini
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) MODO
7 1 (0.15%) Simulink
7 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.59%) SAP SD
2 3 (0.45%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.30%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.15%) BambooHR
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) iTrent
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
4 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.61%) Azure
2 44 (6.53%) Office 365
3 39 (5.79%) AWS
4 30 (4.45%) PaaS
5 18 (2.67%) IaaS
6 17 (2.52%) SaaS
7 15 (2.23%) Power Platform
8 12 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.78%) Google Analytics
9 11 (1.63%) GCP
10 9 (1.34%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.19%) Logic Apps
12 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.04%) GitHub
12 7 (1.04%) Serverless
13 6 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.74%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.74%) Slack
15 4 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.60%) Firewall
2 29 (4.30%) WAN
3 19 (2.82%) Internet
3 19 (2.82%) Wireless
4 16 (2.37%) LAN
4 16 (2.37%) VPN
5 15 (2.23%) HTTP
6 14 (2.08%) Network Security
7 13 (1.93%) DMZ
7 13 (1.93%) Intranet
7 13 (1.93%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.34%) 4G
9 8 (1.19%) 5G
9 8 (1.19%) DHCP
9 8 (1.19%) Skype
10 7 (1.04%) DNS
10 7 (1.04%) RS-422
10 7 (1.04%) RS-485
10 7 (1.04%) SAN
10 7 (1.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.12%) Big Data
3 19 (2.82%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.34%) Data Lake
5 9 (1.34%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.19%) NonStop SQL
6 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.04%) Power BI
7 7 (1.04%) Snowflake Schema
8 6 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.74%) MySQL
9 5 (0.74%) Parquet
9 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.74%) Tableau
10 4 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 54 (8.01%) JIRA
2 49 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.75%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.08%) Subversion
6 11 (1.63%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.19%) JUnit
8 8 (1.19%) Maven
8 8 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.04%) Gradle
10 6 (0.89%) Ant
10 6 (0.89%) gulp
10 6 (0.89%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.74%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.74%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.74%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.74%) webpack
11 5 (0.74%) Xcode
General
1 101 (14.99%) Finance
2 85 (12.61%) Marketing
3 57 (8.46%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.01%) Banking
5 21 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.52%) Legal
7 15 (2.23%) Retail
8 9 (1.34%) Electronics
8 9 (1.34%) Front Office
8 9 (1.34%) Games
9 7 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.04%) Law
10 6 (0.89%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.74%) Billing
11 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.59%) Back Office
12 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Military
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (16.02%) Analyst
2 91 (13.50%) Developer
3 47 (6.97%) Consultant
4 38 (5.64%) Architect
5 34 (5.04%) Business Analyst
6 24 (3.56%) Desktop Support
6 24 (3.56%) Project Manager
7 21 (3.12%) Java Developer
7 21 (3.12%) Support Engineer
8 20 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (2.82%) Marketing Manager
10 18 (2.67%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 18 (2.67%) Healthcare Manager
10 18 (2.67%) Software Engineer
11 17 (2.52%) .NET Developer
11 17 (2.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.37%) Data Analyst
12 16 (2.37%) Security Engineer
13 14 (2.08%) Performance Analyst
14 13 (1.93%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.38%) .NET
2 37 (5.49%) HTML
3 26 (3.86%) CSS
4 25 (3.71%) Kafka
5 22 (3.26%) Spring
6 20 (2.97%) Web Services
7 19 (2.82%) HTML5
7 19 (2.82%) Spring Boot
8 18 (2.67%) REST
9 16 (2.37%) Node.js
9 16 (2.37%) RESTful
10 15 (2.23%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.23%) XML
11 12 (1.78%) CSS3
11 12 (1.78%) JSON
12 10 (1.48%) Redux
13 9 (1.34%) Django
13 9 (1.34%) React
14 8 (1.19%) .NET Framework
14 8 (1.19%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 134 (19.88%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (11.13%) Life Science
3 30 (4.45%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.56%) PKI
5 24 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (3.12%) User Experience
7 17 (2.52%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.78%) NHS
9 11 (1.63%) Virtual Team
10 9 (1.34%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.19%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.19%) VHDL
12 6 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 114 (16.91%) Windows
2 53 (7.86%) Linux
3 21 (3.12%) Windows 10
4 20 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (2.97%) Unix
4 20 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.48%) Android
7 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.34%) CentOS
8 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.15%) Tizen
10 1 (0.15%) webOS
10 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
3 113 (16.77%) Change Management
4 104 (15.43%) Time Management
5 79 (11.72%) DevOps
6 76 (11.28%) Co-Creation
7 75 (11.13%) Digital Marketing
7 75 (11.13%) Value Proposition
8 74 (10.98%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
8 74 (10.98%) Resource Allocation
9 67 (9.94%) SDLC
10 51 (7.57%) ITIL
11 50 (7.42%) Project Management
12 45 (6.68%) Data Analysis
13 42 (6.23%) Analytics
13 42 (6.23%) Decision-Making
14 41 (6.08%) Service Management
14 41 (6.08%) Software Engineering
14 41 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 39 (5.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (12.31%) Java
2 78 (11.57%) SQL
3 66 (9.79%) Python
4 43 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.08%) C#
6 30 (4.45%) C++
7 27 (4.01%) C
8 24 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 23 (3.41%) Java 8
10 21 (3.12%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.63%) Scala
13 10 (1.48%) TypeScript
14 9 (1.34%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.19%) COBOL
15 8 (1.19%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.19%) Perl
16 6 (0.89%) ES6
16 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (17.51%) Degree
2 95 (14.09%) Security Cleared
3 78 (11.57%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.23%) CCNP
6 14 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.93%) CCNA
7 13 (1.93%) CISSP
7 13 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.63%) MCP
9 8 (1.19%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.04%) GCIH
10 7 (1.04%) GSEC
11 6 (0.89%) FFIEC
11 6 (0.89%) GCED
11 6 (0.89%) GCIA
11 6 (0.89%) GIAC
11 6 (0.89%) GREM
11 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.86%) QA
2 21 (3.12%) SLA
3 11 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.04%) NIST
6 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.74%) PMO
8 2 (0.30%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.30%) COREP
8 2 (0.30%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.30%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 2 (0.30%) MiFID
8 2 (0.30%) UCITS
9 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) GAAP
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.15%) Docker
3 11 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (1.04%) vSphere
5 6 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.30%) etcd
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.30%) Varnish
7 2 (0.30%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Snort
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 35 (5.19%) Ansible
3 23 (3.41%) SCCM
4 22 (3.26%) Terraform
5 12 (1.78%) Puppet
6 11 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.74%) Consul
8 5 (0.74%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.74%) Netcool
8 5 (0.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (0.74%) Netcool/Webtop
8 5 (0.74%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.74%) WSUS
9 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.59%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.59%) Salt
10 3 (0.45%) Kibana
10 3 (0.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 110 (16.32%) Microsoft
2 33 (4.90%) Cisco
3 23 (3.41%) Oracle
4 22 (3.26%) VMware
5 21 (3.12%) ServiceNow
6 20 (2.97%) Google
7 18 (2.67%) HP
8 14 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.78%) SAP
9 12 (1.78%) Splunk
10 10 (1.48%) F5
11 9 (1.34%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.34%) IBM
12 8 (1.19%) Altera
12 8 (1.19%) Citrix
12 8 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.19%) Xilinx
13 7 (1.04%) Adobe
14 5 (0.74%) AppDynamics
14 5 (0.74%) Databricks