Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 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
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 151 162 163
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 722 1,624 1,780
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.74% 1.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.27% 5.44% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 949 1,025
Median daily rate £438 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £182 £250 £213
90th Percentile £618 £638 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 127 100
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -19.51% +32.26%
10th Percentile £14.40 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.55 £48.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.34 £12.68 £18.79
% change year-on-year +107.71% -32.52% +21.23%

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 13,705 29,861 33,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.08% 31.92% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,494 19,138 21,753
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £269
90th Percentile £706 £663 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 1,060 1,058
Median hourly rate £30.50 £20.86 £21.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.25% -4.51% +9.20%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.79 £11.71
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £50.57
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.94 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.83% -9.83% +12.42%

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020.

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 7 July 2020. 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 +1 632 £450 +2.27% 223
UK excluding London +34 449 £400 -3.03% 200
London -12 239 £495 +4.21% 45
South East +24 141 £400 -5.88% 35
North of England +48 94 £435 +16.00% 53
Midlands +41 63 £450 +20.00% 36
South West +19 53 £355 -11.25% 34
North West +33 48 £437 +16.53% 32
Work from Home +26 48 £425 -16.87% 28
West Midlands +32 41 £450 +20.00% 24
East of England +27 37 £440 +25.71% 20
Scotland +59 34 £374 -21.26% 10
Yorkshire +55 25 £450 +20.00% 18
Wales +36 24 £400 -10.11% 13
North East +45 21 £415 -2.35% 3
East Midlands +30 18 £450 +20.00% 11
Northern Ireland +6 5 £342 -19.65%

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 (24.79%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (24.52%) Windows
3 172 (23.82%) Problem-Solving
4 168 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (21.47%) Microsoft
6 145 (20.08%) Security Cleared
7 117 (16.20%) SC Cleared
8 113 (15.65%) ITIL
9 107 (14.82%) Finance
10 98 (13.57%) Active Directory
10 98 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
11 97 (13.43%) Degree
12 88 (12.19%) SQL
13 87 (12.05%) Azure
14 74 (10.25%) Migration
15 70 (9.70%) Python
16 69 (9.56%) .NET
16 69 (9.56%) Java
17 63 (8.73%) Linux
17 63 (8.73%) Project Management
18 62 (8.59%) Office 365
18 62 (8.59%) DevOps
19 59 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
20 57 (7.89%) AWS
21 56 (7.76%) Oracle
22 53 (7.34%) JavaScript
22 53 (7.34%) C#
23 50 (6.93%) SDLC
24 48 (6.65%) Analytics
24 48 (6.65%) PowerShell

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 33 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.19%) IIS
3 20 (2.77%) Confluence
4 12 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 11 (1.52%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.25%) Apache
7 8 (1.11%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.69%) CMS
11 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.28%) SAS
13 2 (0.28%) WordPress
14 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 98 (13.57%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.55%) InVision
7 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.42%) Sketch
7 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.28%) Maya
8 2 (0.28%) SPSS
8 2 (0.28%) Stata
8 2 (0.28%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (1.52%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.69%) SAP MDG
4 5 (0.69%) SAP MII
4 5 (0.69%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.55%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.28%) Eikon
6 2 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.28%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.05%) Azure
2 62 (8.59%) Office 365
3 57 (7.89%) AWS
4 18 (2.49%) SaaS
5 15 (2.08%) GCP
5 15 (2.08%) PaaS
5 15 (2.08%) Power Platform
6 14 (1.94%) IaaS
7 11 (1.52%) OneDrive
8 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.97%) Serverless
9 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.55%) Oracle CX
11 4 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.51%) Firewall
2 40 (5.54%) WAN
3 31 (4.29%) Internet
4 30 (4.16%) LAN
5 27 (3.74%) DHCP
5 27 (3.74%) DNS
6 22 (3.05%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.77%) VPN
8 19 (2.63%) Skype
9 18 (2.49%) Network Security
10 15 (2.08%) VoIP
10 15 (2.08%) Wireless
11 14 (1.94%) IPsec
12 13 (1.80%) Intranet
12 13 (1.80%) PBX
13 12 (1.66%) DMZ
14 11 (1.52%) BGP
15 10 (1.39%) VLAN
16 9 (1.25%) OSPF
17 7 (0.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.91%) MySQL
3 18 (2.49%) Big Data
3 18 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.80%) Power BI
5 12 (1.66%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.66%) NoSQL
5 12 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.52%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.97%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.97%) Pentaho
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.69%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 45 (6.23%) JIRA
2 36 (4.99%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.94%) Selenium
4 14 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (1.11%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.97%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.69%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.69%) Mocha
7 5 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.69%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.69%) webpack
8 4 (0.55%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.55%) JMeter
8 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.55%) Postman
8 4 (0.55%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 107 (14.82%) Finance
2 38 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.12%) Public Sector
4 30 (4.16%) Banking
5 23 (3.19%) Marketing
6 20 (2.77%) Legal
6 20 (2.77%) Retail
7 12 (1.66%) Games
7 12 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.52%) Front Office
9 8 (1.11%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.11%) Electronics
9 8 (1.11%) Military
10 7 (0.97%) Back Office
11 6 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.69%) Billing
13 3 (0.42%) Advertising
13 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 122 (16.90%) Analyst
2 107 (14.82%) Developer
3 46 (6.37%) Architect
4 40 (5.54%) Business Analyst
5 39 (5.40%) Project Manager
6 26 (3.60%) Network Engineer
7 25 (3.46%) Service Manager
8 24 (3.32%) Service Analyst
9 23 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (2.91%) Consultant
11 20 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.63%) Support Analyst
13 18 (2.49%) Support Engineer
14 17 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (2.22%) Senior Developer
16 15 (2.08%) Designer
16 15 (2.08%) Desktop Support
16 15 (2.08%) IT Support
16 15 (2.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.56%) .NET
2 34 (4.71%) HTML
3 31 (4.29%) CSS
4 29 (4.02%) AngularJS
5 23 (3.19%) Node.js
6 22 (3.05%) React
7 19 (2.63%) Web Services
8 18 (2.49%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.22%) REST
10 13 (1.80%) RESTful
11 11 (1.52%) ADO
11 11 (1.52%) Vue.js
12 10 (1.39%) SAP Fiori
12 10 (1.39%) Spring
13 9 (1.25%) .NET Core
13 9 (1.25%) XML
14 8 (1.11%) Kafka
15 7 (0.97%) Gherkin
15 7 (0.97%) HTML5
15 7 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 179 (24.79%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.88%) PKI
3 28 (3.88%) User Experience
4 27 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 9 (1.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 9 (1.25%) NHS
7 9 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.11%) VHDL
9 7 (0.97%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.97%) Media Streaming
9 7 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 6 (0.83%) Clustering
10 6 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (0.83%) Robotics
11 5 (0.69%) CMDB
11 5 (0.69%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 177 (24.52%) Windows
2 63 (8.73%) Linux
3 46 (6.37%) Windows 10
4 37 (5.12%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (3.19%) Unix
6 23 (3.19%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 11 (1.52%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.55%) Android
13 4 (0.55%) CentOS
13 4 (0.55%) Solaris
14 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.28%) VMS
15 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.82%) Problem-Solving
2 168 (23.27%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (15.65%) ITIL
4 74 (10.25%) Migration
5 63 (8.73%) Project Management
6 62 (8.59%) DevOps
7 50 (6.93%) SDLC
8 48 (6.65%) Analytics
9 46 (6.37%) Time Management
10 45 (6.23%) Service Management
11 44 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (5.82%) Decision-Making
12 42 (5.82%) Test Automation
13 41 (5.68%) Change Management
13 41 (5.68%) Service Delivery
14 39 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
15 38 (5.26%) Data Analysis
15 38 (5.26%) Project Delivery
15 38 (5.26%) Scrum
16 33 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 88 (12.19%) SQL
2 70 (9.70%) Python
3 69 (9.56%) Java
4 53 (7.34%) C#
4 53 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 48 (6.65%) PowerShell
6 29 (4.02%) C
7 18 (2.49%) VBScript
8 16 (2.22%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.08%) C++
10 12 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 12 (1.66%) VBA
11 11 (1.52%) Perl
11 11 (1.52%) PHP
11 11 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.39%) VB
13 9 (1.25%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.11%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.97%) Embedded C
15 7 (0.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (20.08%) Security Cleared
2 117 (16.20%) SC Cleared
3 97 (13.43%) Degree
4 22 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (2.77%) ISTQB
7 19 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.52%) CCNA
10 11 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.39%) ISEB
12 9 (1.25%) CCNP
13 7 (0.97%) CISSP
13 7 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
14 6 (0.83%) CCIE
14 6 (0.83%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.37%) SLA
2 42 (5.82%) QA
3 11 (1.52%) GDPR
4 10 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.39%) PMO
5 8 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.69%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.69%) NIST
7 5 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.55%) PSD2
9 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.42%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.42%) HL7
10 2 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.28%) IFRS
10 2 (0.28%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 98 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.63%) Docker
4 12 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.11%) vSphere
6 8 (1.11%) XenApp
7 6 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.55%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.42%) vCloud
9 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.28%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.28%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 19 (2.63%) Ansible
3 18 (2.49%) Terraform
4 17 (2.35%) SCCM
5 16 (2.22%) Puppet
6 13 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.80%) SCOM
7 6 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 6 (0.83%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.55%) RSA Archer
9 4 (0.55%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.55%) WSUS
10 3 (0.42%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.42%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.42%) vRealize
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 155 (21.47%) Microsoft
2 56 (7.76%) Oracle
3 46 (6.37%) Cisco
4 43 (5.96%) VMware
5 38 (5.26%) SAP
6 24 (3.32%) HP
7 18 (2.49%) Citrix
8 17 (2.35%) ServiceNow
9 15 (2.08%) Juniper
10 13 (1.80%) Google
11 12 (1.66%) Dell
12 10 (1.39%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.25%) Adobe
13 9 (1.25%) EMC
13 9 (1.25%) NetApp
13 9 (1.25%) Remedy
14 8 (1.11%) Apple
14 8 (1.11%) Bloomberg
14 8 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.11%) Xilinx