Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 166 152
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14 -28
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,854 1,571 1,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.60% 1.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.26% 4.64% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 922 1,116
UK median daily rate £425 £404 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +7.73% -
10th Percentile £220 £187 £211
90th Percentile £606 £613 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 120 106
UK median hourly rate £18.31 £16.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.26% -2.88% +13.79%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.37 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £42.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £15.66
% change year-on-year +11.48% -2.62% +10.28%

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 35,260 33,851 36,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.39% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,056 22,233 23,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,058 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +15.58%

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 15 October 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 15 October 2018.

Contractor 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 15 October 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 +7 1,671 £425 +3.53% 1,056
UK excluding London +25 1,097 £400 +6.67% 823
London -1 715 £475 +5.56% 303
South East +24 402 £425 +13.33% 225
North of England +38 195 £388 +15.24% 165
Midlands -16 145 £375 +14.50% 159
West Midlands +23 110 £388 +12.73% 102
East of England +2 107 £443 +3.51% 109
South West -8 105 £375 - 97
Yorkshire +17 87 £400 -0.68% 60
North West +18 80 £388 +18.32% 84
Scotland +3 80 £320 -5.88% 38
Wales +28 57 £365 -8.75% 29
East Midlands -38 33 £320 -1.92% 57
North East +8 28 £325 +0.39% 21
Northern Ireland +34 9 £380 -3.74% 3
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 518 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (23.95%) Finance
3 432 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
4 420 (22.65%) Microsoft
5 352 (18.99%) Windows
6 329 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
7 263 (14.19%) SQL
8 249 (13.43%) ITIL
9 225 (12.14%) Degree
10 208 (11.22%) C#
11 206 (11.11%) Java
12 201 (10.84%) .NET
13 199 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
14 196 (10.57%) Project Management
15 190 (10.25%) SQL Server
16 184 (9.92%) JavaScript
17 180 (9.71%) Linux
18 172 (9.28%) Scrum
19 171 (9.22%) Oracle
20 166 (8.95%) Test Automation
21 159 (8.58%) Git (software)
22 158 (8.52%) Security Cleared
22 158 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
23 157 (8.47%) Active Directory
24 155 (8.36%) Python
25 145 (7.82%) HTML
26 143 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
27 137 (7.39%) Banking
28 135 (7.28%) Software Engineering
29 134 (7.23%) Cisco

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 62 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 47 (2.54%) Confluence
3 30 (1.62%) Skype for Business
4 29 (1.56%) IIS
5 28 (1.51%) MS Exchange
6 25 (1.35%) Apache
6 25 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.13%) CMS
8 19 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.86%) JBoss
11 11 (0.59%) Apache Solr
11 11 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.43%) SAS
13 8 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.38%) nginx
14 7 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.32%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 199 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 143 (7.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 65 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (2.16%) MS Visio
5 33 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.08%) InVision
7 16 (0.86%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
12 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.22%) Simulink
13 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.11%) Maya
14 1 (0.054%) Abaqus
14 1 (0.054%) CATIA
14 1 (0.054%) NASTRAN
Business Applications
1 26 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 13 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 11 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.54%) AquaLogic BPM
5 10 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.49%) SAP HCM
7 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
8 6 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.32%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (3.88%) Office 365
4 29 (1.56%) Mimecast
5 27 (1.46%) SaaS
6 25 (1.35%) IaaS
7 19 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (0.97%) PaaS
8 18 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
9 17 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.92%) GitHub
9 17 (0.92%) Serverless
10 14 (0.76%) NuGet
11 13 (0.70%) npm
12 10 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.32%) Trello
13 6 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (5.72%) Firewall
2 80 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 78 (4.21%) HTTP
4 59 (3.18%) LAN
5 58 (3.13%) WAN
6 55 (2.97%) DNS
7 54 (2.91%) Internet
8 53 (2.86%) Network Security
9 42 (2.27%) VoIP
10 33 (1.78%) Wireless
11 32 (1.73%) VPN
12 30 (1.62%) MPLS
13 29 (1.56%) DHCP
13 29 (1.56%) SAN
13 29 (1.56%) Skype
14 25 (1.35%) BGP
14 25 (1.35%) SSL
15 23 (1.24%) OSPF
16 21 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (10.25%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.24%) Big Data
3 44 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
4 42 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 41 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 41 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.51%) Power BI
7 28 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.19%) DB2
11 19 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.02%) MySQL
12 18 (0.97%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.97%) MS Access
13 16 (0.86%) Redis
14 15 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 159 (8.58%) Git (software)
2 131 (7.07%) JIRA
3 90 (4.85%) Jenkins
4 83 (4.48%) Selenium
5 48 (2.59%) Subversion
6 45 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 40 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (1.78%) WebDriver
9 31 (1.67%) Eclipse
10 28 (1.51%) Maven
11 25 (1.35%) SpecFlow
11 25 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 25 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
12 23 (1.24%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 19 (1.02%) Axure RP
15 17 (0.92%) JUnit
16 15 (0.81%) JMeter
16 15 (0.81%) XMLUnit
17 14 (0.76%) Hudson
General
1 444 (23.95%) Finance
2 137 (7.39%) Banking
3 70 (3.78%) Telecoms
4 69 (3.72%) Retail
5 48 (2.59%) Legal
6 43 (2.32%) Marketing
7 35 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.46%) Front Office
10 23 (1.24%) Back Office
10 23 (1.24%) General Ledger
10 23 (1.24%) Mandarin Language
11 20 (1.08%) Advertising
11 20 (1.08%) Games
12 18 (0.97%) Publishing
13 17 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
14 15 (0.81%) Automotive
14 15 (0.81%) Law
15 14 (0.76%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 351 (18.93%) Developer
2 341 (18.39%) Analyst
3 114 (6.15%) Business Analyst
4 107 (5.77%) Architect
5 86 (4.64%) Consultant
6 83 (4.48%) Project Manager
7 75 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 63 (3.40%) Software Engineer
9 60 (3.24%) Java Developer
10 58 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 58 (3.13%) Support Engineer
11 49 (2.64%) Administrator
12 47 (2.54%) Network Engineer
13 45 (2.43%) IT Analyst
14 42 (2.27%) Designer
15 37 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
16 36 (1.94%) Senior Developer
17 35 (1.89%) Coordinator
18 34 (1.83%) Security Analyst
19 33 (1.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (10.84%) .NET
2 145 (7.82%) HTML
3 131 (7.07%) CSS
4 94 (5.07%) REST
5 91 (4.91%) AngularJS
6 89 (4.80%) ASP.NET
7 84 (4.53%) Web Services
8 82 (4.42%) JSON
9 81 (4.37%) XML
10 71 (3.83%) .NET Framework
11 59 (3.18%) SOAP
12 58 (3.13%) HTML5
13 56 (3.02%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
15 45 (2.43%) Node.js
16 42 (2.27%) jQuery
16 42 (2.27%) Spring
17 38 (2.05%) Middleware
18 36 (1.94%) .NET Core
19 30 (1.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 329 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.07%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.91%) User Experience
5 65 (3.51%) Data Centre
6 48 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 31 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (1.51%) Private Cloud
10 23 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 21 (1.13%) Algorithms
11 21 (1.13%) Fintech
12 18 (0.97%) Derivative
13 17 (0.92%) Clustering
13 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.86%) PKI
15 15 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.76%) Blackberry
16 14 (0.76%) Reference Data
17 13 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 352 (18.99%) Windows
2 180 (9.71%) Linux
3 106 (5.72%) Windows 7
4 89 (4.80%) Unix
5 82 (4.42%) Windows Server
6 71 (3.83%) Windows 10
7 45 (2.43%) Android
8 40 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (1.94%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.70%) Solaris
13 12 (0.65%) AIX
13 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.49%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.43%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.32%) CentOS
19 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (23.30%) Problem-Solving
3 249 (13.43%) ITIL
4 196 (10.57%) Project Management
5 172 (9.28%) Scrum
6 166 (8.95%) Test Automation
7 158 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 135 (7.28%) Software Engineering
9 129 (6.96%) DevOps
10 121 (6.53%) Change Management
11 118 (6.36%) TDD
12 115 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
13 114 (6.15%) SDLC
14 104 (5.61%) Analytics
14 104 (5.61%) Migration
15 101 (5.45%) Time Management
16 98 (5.29%) MVC
17 93 (5.02%) OO
18 92 (4.96%) Data Analysis
19 90 (4.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 263 (14.19%) SQL
2 208 (11.22%) C#
3 206 (11.11%) Java
4 184 (9.92%) JavaScript
5 155 (8.36%) Python
6 89 (4.80%) PowerShell
7 73 (3.94%) C
8 51 (2.75%) C++
9 43 (2.32%) Bash Shell
10 39 (2.10%) Ruby
11 36 (1.94%) VB
11 36 (1.94%) VBA
12 34 (1.83%) Perl
13 33 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 26 (1.40%) PHP
15 25 (1.35%) TypeScript
15 25 (1.35%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.92%) ABAP
16 17 (0.92%) R
17 16 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 225 (12.14%) Degree
2 158 (8.52%) Security Cleared
3 130 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 60 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (2.59%) CISSP
7 35 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (1.83%) CCNA
9 33 (1.78%) CCNP
10 29 (1.56%) CISA
11 28 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (1.19%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.08%) CISM
13 20 (1.08%) DV Cleared
14 18 (0.97%) MCP
15 17 (0.92%) GIAC
15 17 (0.92%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.92%) PMP
16 15 (0.81%) CEH
16 15 (0.81%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.42%) QA
2 68 (3.67%) SLA
3 49 (2.64%) PMO
4 24 (1.29%) GDPR
5 14 (0.76%) PSD2
6 12 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.59%) Actionable Recommendations
8 6 (0.32%) COBIT
9 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
9 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.16%) COSO
11 3 (0.16%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.11%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.11%) EMIR
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 19770
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 157 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.80%) Docker
2 52 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 16 (0.86%) vSphere
4 11 (0.59%) XenApp
5 10 (0.54%) HDFS
6 9 (0.49%) OpenAM
6 9 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.43%) ProxySG
7 8 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.27%) Firmware
10 5 (0.27%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 4 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 4 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 3 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 70 (3.78%) Ansible
2 65 (3.51%) SCCM
3 57 (3.07%) Puppet
4 41 (2.21%) Kubernetes
5 37 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.29%) Terraform
7 20 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 14 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 14 (0.76%) Salt
9 13 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.70%) Nagios
10 12 (0.65%) CASB
11 11 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
12 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.54%) WSUS
13 9 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 7 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 420 (22.65%) Microsoft
2 171 (9.22%) Oracle
3 134 (7.23%) Cisco
4 90 (4.85%) SAP
5 81 (4.37%) VMware
6 66 (3.56%) HP
7 60 (3.24%) IBM
8 39 (2.10%) Adobe
9 37 (2.00%) F5
10 34 (1.83%) Apple
10 34 (1.83%) Citrix
10 34 (1.83%) Juniper
10 34 (1.83%) Remedy
11 32 (1.73%) CheckPoint
11 32 (1.73%) Google
11 32 (1.73%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.56%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.56%) Tableau
13 26 (1.40%) McAfee
13 26 (1.40%) NetApp