Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 160 166
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -22
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,459 1,801 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.76% 1.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.03% 5.42% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 999 922
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.48% +7.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 115 118
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +25.81% -13.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.60 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.16 £50.00 £49.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +12.90% -11.43%

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 29,000 33,208 31,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.28% 32.52% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,660 21,311 20,450
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +2.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,036 1,046 995
UK median hourly rate £21.46 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.00% -0.25%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.30
% change year-on-year - +3.65% -5.88%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 -4 1,354 £450 +5.88% 969
UK excluding London -22 813 £425 +6.25% 829
London +23 607 £475 - 191
South East 0 321 £425 +4.55% 187
North of England -29 127 £380 +1.33% 207
South West -2 118 £400 +3.90% 112
Midlands -11 93 £440 +14.66% 157
East of England -11 77 £440 -4.09% 115
North West -5 61 £413 +10.00% 110
West Midlands -15 61 £427 +12.37% 94
Yorkshire -10 49 £350 -12.50% 80
Scotland -3 44 £450 +73.08% 25
East Midlands +27 30 £513 +28.13% 63
Wales -19 18 £440 +15.03% 25
North East +11 17 £385 +10.79% 17
Northern Ireland +3 15 £425 +269.57% 2
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 423 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (23.51%) Microsoft
3 342 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
4 333 (22.82%) Finance
5 327 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
6 277 (18.99%) Windows
7 224 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
8 210 (14.39%) SQL
9 179 (12.27%) ITIL
10 165 (11.31%) Degree
11 153 (10.49%) Java
12 152 (10.42%) Project Management
13 148 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 140 (9.60%) Security Cleared
15 132 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
16 131 (8.98%) JavaScript
17 129 (8.84%) Azure
18 123 (8.43%) Active Directory
19 119 (8.16%) Office 365
20 118 (8.09%) Analytics
21 117 (8.02%) Python
22 113 (7.75%) Git (software)
23 110 (7.54%) DevOps
23 110 (7.54%) Migration
24 105 (7.20%) C#
25 104 (7.13%) JIRA
25 104 (7.13%) Banking
26 101 (6.92%) Scrum
27 99 (6.79%) Oracle
27 99 (6.79%) SC Cleared

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 78 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.73%) Confluence
3 45 (3.08%) Apache Spark
4 34 (2.33%) IIS
5 27 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 25 (1.71%) JBoss
7 22 (1.51%) Apache
8 19 (1.30%) MS Exchange
9 18 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (0.96%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.89%) Apache Airflow
11 13 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 13 (0.89%) SAS
12 12 (0.82%) Luigi
12 12 (0.82%) NetWeaver
13 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.69%) CMS
14 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 224 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 90 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.82%) PTC Creo
8 11 (0.75%) CATIA
8 11 (0.75%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 8 (0.55%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.48%) Photoshop
11 6 (0.41%) Sketch
12 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.34%) SPSS
12 5 (0.34%) Stata
13 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.21%) Simulink
14 2 (0.14%) InDesign
14 2 (0.14%) InVision
Business Applications
1 30 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.55%) Eikon
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.41%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.27%) Maximo
7 4 (0.27%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.27%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.21%) assyst
8 3 (0.21%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 129 (8.84%) Azure
2 119 (8.16%) Office 365
3 79 (5.41%) AWS
4 29 (1.99%) Power Platform
5 26 (1.78%) SaaS
6 25 (1.71%) GCP
7 19 (1.30%) PaaS
8 16 (1.10%) OneDrive
9 15 (1.03%) GitHub
10 12 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.69%) IaaS
11 10 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.55%) Serverless
14 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.04%) Firewall
2 54 (3.70%) Internet
3 49 (3.36%) WAN
4 46 (3.15%) LAN
5 45 (3.08%) Skype
6 41 (2.81%) TCP/IP
7 36 (2.47%) VPN
8 34 (2.33%) DNS
9 30 (2.06%) Wireless
10 25 (1.71%) SAN
11 22 (1.51%) DHCP
12 15 (1.03%) BGP
13 14 (0.96%) NAS
14 13 (0.89%) Junos
14 13 (0.89%) Network Security
14 13 (0.89%) OSPF
14 13 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.82%) MPLS
16 11 (0.75%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.75%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.98%) Big Data
3 57 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 51 (3.50%) Hadoop
5 45 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (2.67%) RDBMS
7 38 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 34 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 34 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
9 32 (2.19%) MongoDB
10 28 (1.92%) Power BI
11 26 (1.78%) MySQL
12 25 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.23%) Data Mining
15 17 (1.17%) Apache Hive
15 17 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.96%) BigQuery
16 14 (0.96%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 113 (7.75%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.13%) JIRA
3 62 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 33 (2.26%) Selenium
5 32 (2.19%) Maven
6 20 (1.37%) JMeter
6 20 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 16 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 15 (1.03%) Gradle
9 15 (1.03%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
11 13 (0.89%) GitLab
12 12 (0.82%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.75%) Subversion
14 9 (0.62%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.55%) Gerrit
15 8 (0.55%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 333 (22.82%) Finance
2 104 (7.13%) Banking
3 76 (5.21%) Telecoms
4 62 (4.25%) Marketing
5 51 (3.50%) Public Sector
6 43 (2.95%) Retail
7 34 (2.33%) Front Office
7 34 (2.33%) Legal
8 29 (1.99%) Publishing
9 26 (1.78%) Law
10 23 (1.58%) Investment Banking
11 17 (1.17%) Manufacturing
12 16 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
13 15 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 14 (0.96%) Back Office
15 11 (0.75%) Billing
15 11 (0.75%) Military
16 10 (0.69%) Automotive
17 9 (0.62%) Games
18 8 (0.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 300 (20.56%) Analyst
2 251 (17.20%) Developer
3 99 (6.79%) Business Analyst
4 84 (5.76%) Project Manager
5 69 (4.73%) Architect
6 60 (4.11%) Support Engineer
7 54 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 48 (3.29%) Java Developer
8 48 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 45 (3.08%) Consultant
10 37 (2.54%) Desktop Support
10 37 (2.54%) Network Engineer
11 36 (2.47%) Coordinator
12 35 (2.40%) Software Engineer
13 30 (2.06%) 2nd Line Support
14 29 (1.99%) C# Developer
15 28 (1.92%) Senior Developer
15 28 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (1.85%) .NET Developer
16 27 (1.85%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (6.51%) .NET
2 72 (4.93%) HTML
3 59 (4.04%) CSS
4 52 (3.56%) JSON
5 47 (3.22%) Web Services
6 46 (3.15%) Kafka
7 45 (3.08%) REST
8 42 (2.88%) Spring
9 39 (2.67%) RESTful
10 36 (2.47%) XML
11 32 (2.19%) AngularJS
12 29 (1.99%) Middleware
13 26 (1.78%) jQuery
14 25 (1.71%) HTML5
14 25 (1.71%) SOAP
15 24 (1.64%) Node.js
16 21 (1.44%) ASP.NET
16 21 (1.44%) React Native
17 20 (1.37%) .NET Framework
18 18 (1.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 327 (22.41%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 58 (3.98%) User Experience
4 33 (2.26%) Algorithms
4 33 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 25 (1.71%) Virtual Team
7 18 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.17%) PKI
9 16 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 15 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 15 (1.03%) Replication
11 14 (0.96%) Derivative
11 14 (0.96%) Equities
12 13 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.89%) iPhone
12 13 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.82%) NHS
13 12 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 277 (18.99%) Windows
2 96 (6.58%) Linux
3 77 (5.28%) Windows 10
4 69 (4.73%) Unix
5 63 (4.32%) Windows 7
6 55 (3.77%) Windows Server
7 46 (3.15%) Android
8 39 (2.67%) Apple iOS
9 35 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.55%) AIX
14 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.34%) Solaris
15 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (12.27%) ITIL
4 152 (10.42%) Project Management
5 132 (9.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 118 (8.09%) Analytics
7 110 (7.54%) DevOps
7 110 (7.54%) Migration
8 101 (6.92%) Scrum
9 95 (6.51%) SDLC
10 94 (6.44%) Computer Science
11 91 (6.24%) Project Delivery
12 87 (5.96%) Software Engineering
13 86 (5.89%) Test Automation
14 83 (5.69%) Time Management
15 81 (5.55%) Change Management
16 80 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
17 70 (4.80%) Data Modelling
18 69 (4.73%) Service Delivery
18 69 (4.73%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 210 (14.39%) SQL
2 153 (10.49%) Java
3 131 (8.98%) JavaScript
4 117 (8.02%) Python
5 105 (7.20%) C#
6 82 (5.62%) PowerShell
7 48 (3.29%) C++
8 36 (2.47%) C
9 29 (1.99%) PHP
10 27 (1.85%) Java 8
10 27 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 20 (1.37%) MATLAB
12 19 (1.30%) Scala
12 19 (1.30%) VB
13 17 (1.17%) R
13 17 (1.17%) VB.NET
13 17 (1.17%) VBA
14 15 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 15 (1.03%) Perl
14 15 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (11.31%) Degree
2 140 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 99 (6.79%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 35 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 33 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.71%) ISTQB
9 24 (1.64%) CCNA
10 23 (1.58%) ISEB
11 18 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 15 (1.03%) MCP
12 15 (1.03%) MCSA
13 14 (0.96%) MCSE
14 13 (0.89%) PMP
15 11 (0.75%) CISSP
16 10 (0.69%) HND
17 9 (0.62%) CIPD
17 9 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.39%) SLA
2 63 (4.32%) QA
3 35 (2.40%) PMO
4 25 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.62%) NIST
6 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.48%) GDPR
8 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.21%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) ARP4754
10 2 (0.14%) ARP4761
10 2 (0.14%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.14%) DO-254
10 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.14%) IFRS
10 2 (0.14%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.14%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 123 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 50 (3.43%) Docker
3 35 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.10%) XenApp
4 16 (1.10%) XenDesktop
5 14 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.82%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.75%) vSphere
8 6 (0.41%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.34%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.27%) Firmware
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.21%) IAG
12 2 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.14%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.14%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.14%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (2.33%) SCCM
2 31 (2.12%) Kubernetes
3 29 (1.99%) Ansible
4 23 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
5 21 (1.44%) Puppet
6 14 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.96%) Terraform
7 12 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
8 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.69%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.62%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.62%) Oozie
11 7 (0.48%) Kibana
11 7 (0.48%) SCOM
12 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.34%) HP ALM
13 5 (0.34%) logstash
14 4 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.27%) Nagios
14 4 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 343 (23.51%) Microsoft
2 99 (6.79%) Oracle
3 71 (4.87%) Cisco
4 66 (4.52%) SAP
5 51 (3.50%) VMware
6 41 (2.81%) Google
7 39 (2.67%) Citrix
8 33 (2.26%) McAfee
8 33 (2.26%) ServiceNow
9 31 (2.12%) IBM
10 27 (1.85%) HP
11 25 (1.71%) Juniper
11 25 (1.71%) Tableau
12 22 (1.51%) Adobe
13 21 (1.44%) F5
13 21 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.30%) Apple
15 17 (1.17%) Remedy
15 17 (1.17%) Sony
16 16 (1.10%) Bloomberg