Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 144 142 161
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 -15
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,106 1,836 1,736
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.89% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.50% 5.93% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 1,060 1,038
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £145 £231 £206
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 145 107
Median hourly rate £24.94 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.68% -5.56% +21.62%
10th Percentile £14.30 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £47.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £16.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year +31.82% -5.34% +20.21%

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 20,097 30,980 33,096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.86% 31.83% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,493 20,114 21,737
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1,003 1,022
Median hourly rate £25.28 £20.75 £21.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% -4.49% +9.97%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +16.67%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 976 £450 +5.88% 603
UK excluding London +11 722 £400 -0.62% 519
London -10 345 £500 +8.11% 127
South East 0 218 £401 -5.76% 122
North of England +44 174 £404 +7.67% 116
North West +59 105 £325 -13.33% 54
Midlands +22 93 £409 +9.00% 113
South West +6 85 £375 -6.25% 51
East of England +29 61 £425 +21.43% 73
West Midlands +22 61 £405 - 59
Scotland -9 59 £350 -18.84% 15
Yorkshire +20 38 £450 +28.57% 43
Wales +14 34 £400 -6.98% 24
North East +18 31 £425 +11.84% 19
Work from Home +11 30 £400 -8.57% 44
East Midlands +16 28 £450 +21.62% 54
Northern Ireland +2 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 272 (24.59%) Windows
2 269 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (22.69%) Analytical Skills
4 249 (22.51%) Problem-Solving
5 233 (21.07%) Microsoft
6 228 (20.61%) Security Cleared
7 199 (17.99%) SC Cleared
8 187 (16.91%) Microsoft Office
9 181 (16.37%) Finance
10 172 (15.55%) ITIL
11 139 (12.57%) Active Directory
12 126 (11.39%) SQL
13 124 (11.21%) Degree
14 120 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
15 107 (9.67%) Azure
16 104 (9.40%) Migration
17 99 (8.95%) Office 365
18 97 (8.77%) Python
19 93 (8.41%) AWS
20 91 (8.23%) Project Management
21 85 (7.69%) Java
22 83 (7.50%) Linux
23 80 (7.23%) Scrum
24 79 (7.14%) Windows 10
25 76 (6.87%) SDLC
25 76 (6.87%) JIRA
26 74 (6.69%) Service Management
26 74 (6.69%) Project Delivery
27 71 (6.42%) Oracle
27 71 (6.42%) Service Delivery

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 48 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.89%) Confluence
3 24 (2.17%) IIS
4 19 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 18 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.08%) CMS
6 12 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.90%) Apache
8 7 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.45%) WordPress
11 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.36%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.27%) JBoss
12 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.18%) nginx
13 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 187 (16.91%) Microsoft Office
2 120 (10.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 53 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.45%) InVision
6 5 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.36%) Sketch
8 3 (0.27%) OrCAD
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.18%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.18%) SPSS
9 2 (0.18%) Stata
9 2 (0.18%) Windchill
9 2 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.45%) Eikon
4 5 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.45%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.36%) assyst
5 4 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.36%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.67%) Azure
2 99 (8.95%) Office 365
3 93 (8.41%) AWS
4 34 (3.07%) SaaS
5 27 (2.44%) Power Platform
6 22 (1.99%) PaaS
7 21 (1.90%) GCP
8 19 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (1.54%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.36%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.36%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (1.18%) IaaS
13 12 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (0.99%) GitHub
15 10 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
15 10 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (0.90%) Serverless
16 9 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.70%) TCP/IP
2 49 (4.43%) Firewall
3 45 (4.07%) Internet
4 39 (3.53%) DNS
5 37 (3.35%) LAN
6 32 (2.89%) WAN
7 29 (2.62%) DHCP
8 26 (2.35%) Network Security
8 26 (2.35%) Skype
9 20 (1.81%) VoIP
10 15 (1.36%) VPN
11 13 (1.18%) ISDN
11 13 (1.18%) PBX
12 10 (0.90%) BGP
13 9 (0.81%) HTTP
13 9 (0.81%) IPsec
13 9 (0.81%) IPv4
13 9 (0.81%) IPv6
13 9 (0.81%) RTP
13 9 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.89%) Big Data
3 26 (2.35%) Power BI
4 23 (2.08%) MySQL
5 20 (1.81%) Data Mining
6 19 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 16 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.90%) Electronic Patient Records
9 10 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
12 7 (0.63%) Amazon Athena
12 7 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.63%) SimpleDB
13 5 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 76 (6.87%) JIRA
2 26 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.81%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.81%) Selenium
7 5 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.45%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.36%) gulp
8 4 (0.36%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.36%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.27%) Mocha
9 3 (0.27%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.27%) Postman
9 3 (0.27%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.27%) webpack
10 2 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 181 (16.37%) Finance
2 71 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 67 (6.06%) Public Sector
4 35 (3.16%) Banking
5 30 (2.71%) Marketing
5 30 (2.71%) Retail
6 25 (2.26%) Legal
7 16 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.36%) Front Office
9 14 (1.27%) Games
10 12 (1.08%) Electronics
11 9 (0.81%) Back Office
11 9 (0.81%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.81%) Military
12 7 (0.63%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
13 6 (0.54%) German Language
14 5 (0.45%) Billing
14 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 205 (18.54%) Analyst
2 154 (13.92%) Developer
3 82 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 74 (6.69%) Architect
5 62 (5.61%) Project Manager
6 42 (3.80%) Consultant
6 42 (3.80%) Service Analyst
7 35 (3.16%) Desktop Support
8 34 (3.07%) Service Desk Analyst
9 31 (2.80%) IT Support
10 30 (2.71%) Support Engineer
11 29 (2.62%) IT Analyst
12 26 (2.35%) Support Analyst
13 25 (2.26%) Network Engineer
13 25 (2.26%) Service Manager
14 22 (1.99%) Senior Developer
14 22 (1.99%) Solutions Architect
15 21 (1.90%) Test Engineer
16 20 (1.81%) Java Developer
17 19 (1.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.42%) .NET
2 51 (4.61%) HTML
3 47 (4.25%) CSS
4 30 (2.71%) AngularJS
5 29 (2.62%) REST
6 26 (2.35%) Web Services
7 22 (1.99%) Spring
8 19 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.72%) RESTful
9 17 (1.54%) JSON
10 16 (1.45%) Node.js
10 16 (1.45%) React
10 16 (1.45%) XML
11 12 (1.08%) SOAP
12 11 (0.99%) ADO
12 11 (0.99%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.99%) Kafka
12 11 (0.99%) Spring Boot
13 10 (0.90%) HTML5
13 10 (0.90%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 251 (22.69%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (3.89%) Data Centre
2 43 (3.89%) User Experience
3 40 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 24 (2.17%) Virtual Team
6 19 (1.72%) Replication
7 15 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (1.27%) NHS
9 12 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 12 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 11 (0.99%) PKI
10 11 (0.99%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.81%) e-Learning
11 9 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.81%) Media Streaming
12 8 (0.72%) Animation
13 7 (0.63%) CMDB
13 7 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 272 (24.59%) Windows
2 83 (7.50%) Linux
3 79 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 66 (5.97%) Windows Server
5 49 (4.43%) Windows 7
6 40 (3.62%) Unix
7 26 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.99%) Windows Server 2016
9 19 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (1.27%) Android
10 14 (1.27%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.54%) CentOS
12 6 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (0.45%) Solaris
13 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (22.51%) Problem-Solving
3 172 (15.55%) ITIL
4 104 (9.40%) Migration
5 91 (8.23%) Project Management
6 80 (7.23%) Scrum
7 76 (6.87%) SDLC
8 74 (6.69%) Project Delivery
8 74 (6.69%) Service Management
9 71 (6.42%) Service Delivery
10 70 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (6.06%) Analytics
12 64 (5.79%) DevOps
13 61 (5.52%) Change Management
13 61 (5.52%) Test Automation
14 59 (5.33%) Data Analysis
15 57 (5.15%) PRINCE2
16 56 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 54 (4.88%) Service Design
18 51 (4.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (11.39%) SQL
2 97 (8.77%) Python
3 85 (7.69%) Java
4 64 (5.79%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.15%) C#
6 54 (4.88%) PowerShell
7 49 (4.43%) C
8 22 (1.99%) PHP
9 20 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 19 (1.72%) VBA
11 17 (1.54%) VBScript
12 16 (1.45%) Go
13 15 (1.36%) VB
14 13 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.18%) C++
14 13 (1.18%) Perl
15 12 (1.08%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.90%) Ruby
17 9 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 228 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 199 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 124 (11.21%) Degree
4 48 (4.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 39 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (3.16%) ISTQB
7 31 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (2.08%) CCNA
10 21 (1.90%) PMI Certification
11 17 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (1.45%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.36%) MCSA
13 15 (1.36%) PMP
14 13 (1.18%) ISEB
15 12 (1.08%) MCP
16 10 (0.90%) CISSP
16 10 (0.90%) Dell Certification
17 9 (0.81%) CCNP
17 9 (0.81%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.97%) SLA
2 49 (4.43%) QA
3 20 (1.81%) PMO
4 14 (1.27%) GDPR
5 13 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.72%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.54%) NIST
11 5 (0.45%) NCSC
12 4 (0.36%) HL7
12 4 (0.36%) PSD2
13 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
14 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.18%) IFRS
14 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 139 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.53%) Docker
3 36 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.99%) XenApp
6 8 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (0.72%) vSphere
7 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.27%) vCloud
8 3 (0.27%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.090%) Postfix
10 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (3.89%) Kubernetes
2 28 (2.53%) Terraform
3 27 (2.44%) SCCM
4 26 (2.35%) Puppet
5 22 (1.99%) Ansible
6 21 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (1.18%) SCOM
8 6 (0.54%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.54%) RSA Archer
8 6 (0.54%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.45%) WSUS
10 4 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.36%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.27%) Kibana
11 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 233 (21.07%) Microsoft
2 71 (6.42%) Oracle
3 53 (4.79%) VMware
4 43 (3.89%) SAP
5 42 (3.80%) Cisco
6 27 (2.44%) Dell
7 25 (2.26%) HP
8 24 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (2.08%) Adobe
9 23 (2.08%) Citrix
9 23 (2.08%) ServiceNow
10 20 (1.81%) EMC
11 16 (1.45%) Juniper
12 15 (1.36%) NetApp
13 14 (1.27%) Remedy
14 13 (1.18%) Apple
14 13 (1.18%) Google
15 11 (0.99%) Bloomberg
15 11 (0.99%) Intel
15 11 (0.99%) Tableau