Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 173 153 166
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,109 653 1,585
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.74% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.23% 5.70% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 374 924
10th Percentile £195 £185 £225
25th Percentile £357 £363 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +6.67%
75th Percentile £550 £529 £538
90th Percentile £650 £620 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 53 115
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.12 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.31 £20.13 £12.00
Median hourly rate £30.85 £27.18 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.52% +64.70% -12.19%
75th Percentile £52.75 £46.00 £23.97
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +40.63% -

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 21,200 11,459 26,992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.85% 30.54% 29.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,458 7,577 17,745
10th Percentile £306 £263 £281
25th Percentile £406 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £619 £600 £575
90th Percentile £706 £719 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +1.83% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 419 911
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.42 £11.80
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.38 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £25.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.16% +25.00% -12.82%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.25 £45.00
90th Percentile £61.37 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £21.54 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.04% +16.41% -17.78%

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 26 July 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 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 18 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 26 July 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 -9 883 £455 +1.11% 877
UK excluding London -9 534 £425 +1.19% 712
London -21 392 £513 +3.54% 219
Work from Home -94 269 £450 +4.05% 126
South East -23 131 £438 -2.62% 143
North of England -18 102 £350 -20.18% 222
East of England +25 81 £425 -15.00% 71
Midlands -20 81 £408 -9.33% 144
North West -6 62 £375 -19.01% 115
Scotland -36 61 £425 +34.92% 28
West Midlands -24 56 £475 +4.40% 97
South West +6 55 £400 +6.67% 74
Yorkshire -6 32 £225 -48.28% 82
Wales -3 26 £479 +19.75% 26
East Midlands -4 25 £263 -41.67% 46
North East -12 12 £120 -72.73% 25
Northern Ireland -4 3 £475 +39.09% 3
Channel Islands - 2 £550 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 552 (49.77%) Social Skills
2 424 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
3 309 (27.86%) Problem-Solving
4 213 (19.21%) Finance
5 212 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
6 197 (17.76%) Azure
7 192 (17.31%) Microsoft
8 181 (16.32%) Windows
9 179 (16.14%) DevOps
10 173 (15.60%) Degree
11 156 (14.07%) SQL
12 142 (12.80%) Security Cleared
13 141 (12.71%) Java
14 132 (11.90%) Python
14 132 (11.90%) Test Automation
15 129 (11.63%) ITIL
16 127 (11.45%) AWS
17 110 (9.92%) Project Management
18 108 (9.74%) Scrum
19 106 (9.56%) SC Cleared
20 99 (8.93%) Presentation Skills
21 93 (8.39%) SDLC
22 91 (8.21%) JIRA
23 89 (8.03%) Linux
23 89 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
24 88 (7.94%) Microsoft 365
24 88 (7.94%) TDD
25 87 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
26 85 (7.66%) Jenkins
27 84 (7.57%) Time 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 37 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.16%) Confluence
3 18 (1.62%) Apache
4 17 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 15 (1.35%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.17%) IIS
7 11 (0.99%) CMS
7 11 (0.99%) SAS
7 11 (0.99%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
8 10 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.72%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.63%) nginx
11 6 (0.54%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.45%) GeoServer
12 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.27%) CICS
14 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 79 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (2.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.53%) Sketch
5 15 (1.35%) Zeplin
6 13 (1.17%) MS Visio
7 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.72%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.45%) Figma
11 4 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.36%) Maya
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
12 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.18%) CPLEX
12 2 (0.18%) Houdini
12 2 (0.18%) InVision
12 2 (0.18%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 9 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.45%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.36%) Magento
4 4 (0.36%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.27%) Aligne
5 3 (0.27%) assyst
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.18%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.18%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.18%) Workfront
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 197 (17.76%) Azure
2 127 (11.45%) AWS
3 88 (7.94%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (2.61%) Power Platform
5 27 (2.43%) IaaS
6 26 (2.34%) PaaS
7 24 (2.16%) GCP
8 20 (1.80%) SaaS
9 19 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 15 (1.35%) Serverless
11 14 (1.26%) OpenShift
12 13 (1.17%) GitHub
13 10 (0.90%) OneDrive
14 8 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (0.72%) Google Analytics
14 8 (0.72%) Google Workspace
15 7 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
15 7 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.63%) Azure Functions
15 7 (0.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.05%) Firewall
2 47 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 41 (3.70%) DNS
4 33 (2.98%) LAN
4 33 (2.98%) WAN
5 30 (2.71%) Internet
6 29 (2.61%) VPN
7 19 (1.71%) DHCP
7 19 (1.71%) HTTP
8 18 (1.62%) Wireless
9 17 (1.53%) 5G
9 17 (1.53%) Ethernet
9 17 (1.53%) Skype
9 17 (1.53%) SNMP
10 14 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.17%) 4G
11 13 (1.17%) IPsec
11 13 (1.17%) VoIP
12 12 (1.08%) LTE
12 12 (1.08%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.43%) Tableau
3 32 (2.89%) Big Data
3 32 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.43%) Power BI
6 24 (2.16%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.07%) MongoDB
8 21 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.89%) Tableau Desktop
8 21 (1.89%) Tableau Server
9 19 (1.71%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.62%) Data Lake
11 17 (1.53%) MySQL
12 14 (1.26%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.72%) QGIS
15 8 (0.72%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.72%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 91 (8.21%) JIRA
2 85 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 81 (7.30%) Git (software)
4 35 (3.16%) Selenium
5 25 (2.25%) Cucumber
5 25 (2.25%) Maven
5 25 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 23 (2.07%) Postman
7 17 (1.53%) GitLab
7 17 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
8 16 (1.44%) Appium
9 12 (1.08%) Bitbucket
9 12 (1.08%) IntelliJ
9 12 (1.08%) Subversion
10 11 (0.99%) webpack
11 9 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.63%) Protractor
14 6 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 552 (49.77%) Social Skills
2 213 (19.21%) Finance
3 212 (19.12%) Analytical Skills
4 99 (8.93%) Presentation Skills
5 66 (5.95%) Public Sector
6 48 (4.33%) Documentation Skills
7 46 (4.15%) Influencing Skills
8 45 (4.06%) Telecoms
9 42 (3.79%) Marketing
10 37 (3.34%) Banking
11 33 (2.98%) Organisational Skills
12 24 (2.16%) Retail
13 21 (1.89%) Manufacturing
14 20 (1.80%) Legal
15 19 (1.71%) Front Office
16 16 (1.44%) Military
17 15 (1.35%) Billing
17 15 (1.35%) Electronics
18 14 (1.26%) Back Office
18 14 (1.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 181 (16.32%) Analyst
2 169 (15.24%) Developer
3 81 (7.30%) Architect
4 55 (4.96%) Project Manager
5 49 (4.42%) Consultant
6 45 (4.06%) Business Analyst
7 43 (3.88%) Designer
8 32 (2.89%) Service Analyst
9 30 (2.71%) Senior Developer
9 30 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
10 29 (2.61%) Java Developer
11 27 (2.43%) Cloud Engineer
11 27 (2.43%) Software Engineer
12 26 (2.34%) Support Engineer
13 24 (2.16%) UI Designer
14 22 (1.98%) Service Desk Analyst
15 21 (1.89%) Field Engineer
15 21 (1.89%) Test Analyst
15 21 (1.89%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (7.30%) .NET
2 77 (6.94%) HTML
3 55 (4.96%) CSS
4 50 (4.51%) REST
5 47 (4.24%) RESTful
6 44 (3.97%) React
7 41 (3.70%) Kafka
8 39 (3.52%) Spring
9 37 (3.34%) Node.js
10 35 (3.16%) Web Services
11 33 (2.98%) Spring Boot
12 32 (2.89%) AngularJS
13 26 (2.34%) XML
14 24 (2.16%) HTML5
14 24 (2.16%) jQuery
15 23 (2.07%) .NET Framework
16 21 (1.89%) JSON
17 16 (1.44%) SOAP
18 14 (1.26%) J2EE
19 13 (1.17%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 64 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 61 (5.50%) User Experience
3 32 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
4 27 (2.43%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.43%) Public Cloud
5 26 (2.34%) Fixed Income
6 25 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 20 (1.80%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.53%) NHS
11 15 (1.35%) PKI
11 15 (1.35%) W3C
12 13 (1.17%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.17%) Replication
13 11 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.99%) Tandem
14 10 (0.90%) LIMS
14 10 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 181 (16.32%) Windows
2 89 (8.03%) Linux
3 48 (4.33%) Windows 10
4 41 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.89%) Android
6 25 (2.25%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.98%) Unix
8 9 (0.81%) Solaris
9 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.54%) CentOS
11 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.36%) AIX
12 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.36%) zOS
13 2 (0.18%) VMS
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (38.23%) Agile Software Development
2 309 (27.86%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (16.14%) DevOps
4 132 (11.90%) Test Automation
5 129 (11.63%) ITIL
6 110 (9.92%) Project Management
7 108 (9.74%) Scrum
8 93 (8.39%) SDLC
9 89 (8.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 88 (7.94%) TDD
11 87 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 84 (7.57%) Time Management
13 79 (7.12%) Analytics
14 74 (6.67%) Configuration Management
15 70 (6.31%) Software Engineering
16 69 (6.22%) Microservices
17 68 (6.13%) Decision-Making
18 65 (5.86%) Service Management
19 63 (5.68%) BDD
20 61 (5.50%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 156 (14.07%) SQL
2 141 (12.71%) Java
3 132 (11.90%) Python
4 81 (7.30%) JavaScript
5 72 (6.49%) C#
6 64 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 40 (3.61%) Bash Shell
8 38 (3.43%) C++
9 36 (3.25%) C
10 32 (2.89%) TypeScript
11 29 (2.61%) Java 8
12 17 (1.53%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.26%) Groovy
13 14 (1.26%) Perl
14 13 (1.17%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.17%) VB
15 12 (1.08%) PHP
16 11 (0.99%) Java 11
16 11 (0.99%) Scala
17 10 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (15.60%) Degree
2 142 (12.80%) Security Cleared
3 106 (9.56%) SC Cleared
4 33 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 20 (1.80%) PMP
7 19 (1.71%) MCP
8 16 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.35%) CCNA
9 15 (1.35%) CISSP
10 12 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 11 (0.99%) ISEB
12 10 (0.90%) CISM
12 10 (0.90%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.72%) MCSA
14 7 (0.63%) MCSE
15 6 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.85%) QA
2 53 (4.78%) SLA
3 29 (2.61%) Accessibility
4 18 (1.62%) PMO
5 17 (1.53%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.99%) NIST
7 9 (0.81%) GDPR
7 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.81%) NIST 800
8 8 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.45%) GRC
10 5 (0.45%) GxP
11 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 3 (0.27%) MiFID
12 3 (0.27%) P3O
12 3 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 80 (7.21%) Docker
2 64 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 33 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.08%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.63%) vCloud
8 6 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.54%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.18%) XenApp
11 1 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.090%) Ceph
11 1 (0.090%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.090%) Snort
11 1 (0.090%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.090%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 65 (5.86%) Ansible
3 43 (3.88%) Terraform
4 22 (1.98%) SCCM
5 21 (1.89%) Puppet
6 16 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (0.99%) Nessus
8 9 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (0.81%) Packer
8 9 (0.81%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 8 (0.72%) HP ALM
9 8 (0.72%) Mesos
10 7 (0.63%) StackStorm
10 7 (0.63%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.54%) Salt
12 5 (0.45%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.45%) RSA Archer
13 4 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 192 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 55 (4.96%) Oracle
3 52 (4.69%) VMware
4 50 (4.51%) Cisco
5 49 (4.42%) SAP
6 44 (3.97%) ServiceNow
7 31 (2.80%) Google
7 31 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
8 30 (2.71%) Adobe
9 22 (1.98%) IBM
10 21 (1.89%) HP
11 20 (1.80%) BT
12 19 (1.71%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.35%) Citrix
14 13 (1.17%) Databricks
15 12 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.08%) Cloudera
15 12 (1.08%) McAfee
15 12 (1.08%) Red Hat
16 11 (0.99%) F5