Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 182 165 160
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 +7
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 430 1,411 1,773
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.62% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.23% 5.16% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 823 1,023
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £228 £200 £218
90th Percentile £600 £629 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 84 128
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £18.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -12.19% +19.30%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.25 £10.68
90th Percentile £51.30 £48.13 £54.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -5.71% +12.90%

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 10,166 27,345 32,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.11% 31.44% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,433 17,356 21,259
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £255 £265 £275
90th Percentile £721 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 1,029 1,034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +10.00% -3.40%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.59 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.88 £20.75 £18.99
% change year-on-year +29.55% +9.30% -5.08%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -32 357 £450 - 409
UK excluding London +2 209 £400 -5.88% 374
London -2 184 £450 -5.26% 74
Work from Home -19 78 £450 - 58
South East +7 54 £350 -12.50% 88
Midlands +48 35 £475 +5.56% 73
North of England +42 35 £430 +14.67% 101
West Midlands +47 28 £475 +10.79% 45
Wales +43 28 £400 -9.09% 14
South West +11 22 £325 -23.44% 42
North West +45 21 £437 +4.36% 62
East of England +27 16 £475 +5.61% 32
Scotland +59 14 £369 -13.18% 21
North East +32 9 £425 +13.03% 7
East Midlands +33 7 £224 -56.34% 28
Yorkshire +38 5 £418 +19.29% 32
Northern Ireland +6 5 £351 -24.16% 4

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 106 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.72%) Problem-Solving
3 101 (23.49%) Analytical Skills
4 100 (23.26%) Security Cleared
5 91 (21.16%) Windows
6 86 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 73 (16.98%) SC Cleared
8 67 (15.58%) Finance
9 62 (14.42%) DevOps
10 60 (13.95%) Azure
11 58 (13.49%) Active Directory
12 56 (13.02%) Java
13 55 (12.79%) SQL
14 53 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
15 47 (10.93%) SDLC
16 43 (10.00%) Python
17 42 (9.77%) Degree
18 41 (9.53%) Analytics
18 41 (9.53%) Git (software)
19 40 (9.30%) Data Centre
20 39 (9.07%) ITIL
20 39 (9.07%) .NET
20 39 (9.07%) Cisco
21 38 (8.84%) Project Management
22 37 (8.60%) Migration
22 37 (8.60%) Firewall
23 36 (8.37%) Decision-Making
24 34 (7.91%) Linux
24 34 (7.91%) Data Analysis
25 32 (7.44%) Computer Science

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 20 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.33%) IIS
3 8 (1.86%) Confluence
4 7 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (1.40%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.16%) Apache
6 5 (1.16%) SAS
6 5 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.70%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (6.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (1.16%) Maya
7 4 (0.93%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.47%) Simulink
8 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.23%) Houdini
9 1 (0.23%) MODO
9 1 (0.23%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.23%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.16%) SAP MDG
2 5 (1.16%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.23%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Maximo
5 1 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Summit
5 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 60 (13.95%) Azure
2 32 (7.44%) AWS
3 31 (7.21%) Office 365
4 20 (4.65%) IaaS
5 19 (4.42%) PaaS
6 13 (3.02%) Google Analytics
7 12 (2.79%) SaaS
8 9 (2.09%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.86%) Google Tag Manager
10 6 (1.40%) Serverless
11 5 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.16%) GCP
11 5 (1.16%) Logic Apps
11 5 (1.16%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.93%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.47%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.60%) Firewall
2 30 (6.98%) WAN
3 20 (4.65%) VPN
4 17 (3.95%) Wireless
5 16 (3.72%) LAN
6 15 (3.49%) DHCP
6 15 (3.49%) DNS
7 14 (3.26%) Internet
7 14 (3.26%) Network Security
8 13 (3.02%) Intranet
8 13 (3.02%) Skype
9 12 (2.79%) DMZ
10 8 (1.86%) IPsec
10 8 (1.86%) SNMP
11 7 (1.63%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.40%) HTTP
12 6 (1.40%) MPLS
12 6 (1.40%) SSL
12 6 (1.40%) TCP/IP
12 6 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.26%) MySQL
2 14 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.86%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.63%) Big Data
4 7 (1.63%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.63%) Pentaho
4 7 (1.63%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.16%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.93%) Blockchain
6 4 (0.93%) Data Mining
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.93%) Power BI
7 3 (0.70%) DataStage
7 3 (0.70%) Looker
7 3 (0.70%) OLAP
7 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 41 (9.53%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.12%) JIRA
3 16 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.79%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.33%) Selenium
5 10 (2.33%) Vagrant
6 9 (2.09%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.40%) Subversion
8 5 (1.16%) CircleCI
8 5 (1.16%) Gradle
8 5 (1.16%) Xcode
9 4 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.93%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.70%) Mocha
10 3 (0.70%) NeoLoad
10 3 (0.70%) webpack
11 2 (0.47%) CMake
11 2 (0.47%) git-flow
11 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 67 (15.58%) Finance
2 27 (6.28%) Public Sector
3 23 (5.35%) Banking
4 18 (4.19%) Legal
5 15 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.79%) Games
7 11 (2.56%) Electronics
7 11 (2.56%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.09%) Military
9 8 (1.86%) Marketing
10 6 (1.40%) Front Office
11 4 (0.93%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.70%) Retail
13 2 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.47%) German Language
13 2 (0.47%) Law
13 2 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (16.98%) Analyst
2 60 (13.95%) Developer
3 26 (6.05%) Architect
4 21 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (4.65%) Business Analyst
5 20 (4.65%) Consultant
6 18 (4.19%) Data Analyst
7 17 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 17 (3.95%) Security Engineer
8 16 (3.72%) Desktop Support
9 15 (3.49%) Performance Analyst
10 14 (3.26%) Digital Analyst
11 12 (2.79%) Digital Performance Analyst
12 11 (2.56%) FPGA Engineer
12 11 (2.56%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.56%) Support Engineer
13 10 (2.33%) Administrator
14 9 (2.09%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (2.09%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.07%) .NET
2 21 (4.88%) HTML
3 18 (4.19%) CSS
4 12 (2.79%) Node.js
4 12 (2.79%) React
4 12 (2.79%) RESTful
5 10 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 10 (2.33%) HTML5
6 8 (1.86%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.86%) jQuery
6 8 (1.86%) SAP Fiori
6 8 (1.86%) SOAP
6 8 (1.86%) XML
7 7 (1.63%) REST
7 7 (1.63%) Web Services
8 6 (1.40%) J2EE
9 5 (1.16%) JSON
9 5 (1.16%) Kafka
9 5 (1.16%) React Native
9 5 (1.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 101 (23.49%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (9.30%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 24 (5.58%) PKI
4 21 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (2.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 12 (2.79%) User Experience
6 11 (2.56%) VHDL
7 10 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.40%) Animation
12 5 (1.16%) CMDB
12 5 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.93%) Derivative
14 3 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 91 (21.16%) Windows
2 34 (7.91%) Linux
3 19 (4.42%) Unix
4 18 (4.19%) Windows 10
5 14 (3.26%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (2.09%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.40%) Android
9 6 (1.40%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.93%) CentOS
10 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (23.72%) Problem-Solving
3 62 (14.42%) DevOps
4 47 (10.93%) SDLC
5 41 (9.53%) Analytics
6 39 (9.07%) ITIL
7 38 (8.84%) Project Management
8 37 (8.60%) Migration
9 36 (8.37%) Decision-Making
10 34 (7.91%) Data Analysis
11 32 (7.44%) Computer Science
11 32 (7.44%) Scrum
12 27 (6.28%) Test Automation
13 25 (5.81%) Configuration Management
13 25 (5.81%) Time Management
14 24 (5.58%) Continuous Improvement
15 23 (5.35%) Data Modelling
16 22 (5.12%) Asset Management
17 21 (4.88%) Service Management
17 21 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (13.02%) Java
2 55 (12.79%) SQL
3 43 (10.00%) Python
4 30 (6.98%) C#
5 28 (6.51%) JavaScript
6 23 (5.35%) PowerShell
7 19 (4.42%) C++
8 15 (3.49%) C
8 15 (3.49%) Shell Script
9 14 (3.26%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.09%) Kotlin
11 8 (1.86%) Apple Swift
11 8 (1.86%) R
12 7 (1.63%) Perl
13 6 (1.40%) PHP
13 6 (1.40%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.40%) VBScript
14 5 (1.16%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.16%) Scala
15 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (23.26%) Security Cleared
2 73 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 42 (9.77%) Degree
4 17 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.49%) CCNP
7 14 (3.26%) CISSP
7 14 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (2.09%) CCNA
10 7 (1.63%) FFIEC
10 7 (1.63%) GCED
10 7 (1.63%) GCIA
10 7 (1.63%) GCIH
10 7 (1.63%) GIAC
10 7 (1.63%) GREM
10 7 (1.63%) GSEC
10 7 (1.63%) MCP
10 7 (1.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.88%) QA
2 13 (3.02%) SLA
3 11 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.86%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.63%) NIST
6 4 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.70%) GDPR
7 3 (0.70%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.70%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.23%) COBIT
9 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.63%) vSphere
4 5 (1.16%) Docker
5 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.70%) XenApp
6 2 (0.47%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.12%) Ansible
2 12 (2.79%) SCCM
3 11 (2.56%) Terraform
4 10 (2.33%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.86%) HP ALM
5 8 (1.86%) Puppet
6 7 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.63%) SCOM
7 6 (1.40%) Prometheus
8 5 (1.16%) Netcool
8 5 (1.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 5 (1.16%) Netcool/Webtop
8 5 (1.16%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.47%) Control-M
11 2 (0.47%) Nagios
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 86 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.07%) Cisco
3 28 (6.51%) Oracle
4 22 (5.12%) Splunk
5 19 (4.42%) SAP
6 18 (4.19%) Google
6 18 (4.19%) HP
6 18 (4.19%) VMware
7 12 (2.79%) Juniper
8 11 (2.56%) Altera
8 11 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 11 (2.56%) Xilinx
9 10 (2.33%) Citrix
10 8 (1.86%) NetApp
11 7 (1.63%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.40%) Dell
12 6 (1.40%) IBM
13 4 (0.93%) Cloudera
13 4 (0.93%) Informatica
13 4 (0.93%) McAfee