Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 159 171 161
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +7
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,531 1,053 720
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.60% 1.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.41% 5.27% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 622 424
10th Percentile £263 £200 £185
25th Percentile £385 £354 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £460 £440
Median % change year-on-year +9.78% +4.55% +1.05%
75th Percentile £611 £540 £525
90th Percentile £688 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 67 51
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.36 £14.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £15.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate £20.95 £32.50 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.55% +8.33% +81.82%
75th Percentile £55.63 £51.00 £50.13
90th Percentile £63.23 £60.05 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £31.00 £28.59
% change year-on-year -41.94% +8.44% +125.45%

Self-Motivation is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,278 19,975 12,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.79% 30.36% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,927 13,548 8,311
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £665 £605 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £436 £433
% change year-on-year +11.81% +0.77% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 687 480
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.53 £15.50 £16.73
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £24.86
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% -1.43% +19.18%
75th Percentile £51.35 £48.23 £46.56
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.86 £20.99
% change year-on-year -1.65% +4.16% +12.23%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +16 1,263 £505 +8.31% 685
UK excluding London +8 671 £450 +5.88% 564
Work from Home +3 662 £500 +5.26% 196
London +24 596 £545 +8.84% 178
South East +27 252 £400 -8.76% 135
North of England -9 134 £490 +40.00% 121
Midlands 0 113 £513 +38.89% 109
West Midlands +5 87 £525 +8.25% 66
North West -14 81 £425 +18.06% 69
Scotland -10 59 £369 -18.06% 26
East of England -42 55 £350 -22.22% 63
Yorkshire -5 49 £518 +88.18% 43
South West -34 38 £500 +25.00% 75
East Midlands -6 26 £503 +164.47% 42
Wales -12 19 £600 +26.32% 30
North East -12 7 £440 +235.58% 9
Channel Islands - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 767 (50.10%) Social Skills
2 492 (32.14%) Agile
3 364 (23.78%) Problem-Solving
4 355 (23.19%) Finance
5 301 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
6 293 (19.14%) Microsoft
7 260 (16.98%) Azure
8 245 (16.00%) SQL
9 226 (14.76%) Windows
10 202 (13.19%) Degree
11 182 (11.89%) ITIL
12 180 (11.76%) AWS
13 178 (11.63%) Project Management
14 176 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 173 (11.30%) Python
16 172 (11.23%) Security Cleared
16 172 (11.23%) DevOps
17 166 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
18 162 (10.58%) Scrum
19 152 (9.93%) Migration
20 147 (9.60%) Java
21 145 (9.47%) Project Delivery
22 144 (9.41%) SC Cleared
22 144 (9.41%) JIRA
23 139 (9.08%) Linux
24 134 (8.75%) CI/CD
25 125 (8.16%) Oracle
26 124 (8.10%) Analytics
27 123 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
28 122 (7.97%) 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 75 (4.90%) Confluence
2 58 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.76%) Apache
4 26 (1.70%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.05%) IIS
6 15 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 15 (0.98%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.72%) CMS
8 10 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.39%) nginx
11 5 (0.33%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.33%) JBoss
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Pulsar
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 166 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 123 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 86 (5.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 51 (3.33%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) Maya
8 3 (0.20%) Sketch
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.13%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.13%) Houdini
9 2 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.13%) Snagit
10 1 (0.065%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.065%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.065%) Blender
10 1 (0.065%) CATIA
10 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (2.29%) NetSuite
2 11 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.46%) assyst
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.39%) CA PPM
6 6 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.39%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.39%) SAP PP
6 6 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
7 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.20%) HFM
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.20%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 260 (16.98%) Azure
2 180 (11.76%) AWS
3 87 (5.68%) Microsoft 365
4 62 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 54 (3.53%) SaaS
6 48 (3.14%) GCP
7 47 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
7 47 (3.07%) GitHub
8 35 (2.29%) PaaS
9 30 (1.96%) Serverless
10 27 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (1.50%) Amazon S3
12 23 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 21 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
15 16 (1.05%) Datadog
16 15 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
16 15 (0.98%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 93 (6.07%) Firewall
2 53 (3.46%) WAN
3 52 (3.40%) DNS
4 48 (3.14%) LAN
5 42 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 34 (2.22%) VPN
7 32 (2.09%) DHCP
7 32 (2.09%) Wireless
8 23 (1.50%) Network Security
9 22 (1.44%) BGP
9 22 (1.44%) SSL
10 21 (1.37%) SD-WAN
11 20 (1.31%) HTTPS
11 20 (1.31%) IPsec
12 18 (1.18%) 4G
12 18 (1.18%) Broadband
12 18 (1.18%) VoIP
13 17 (1.11%) SNMP
14 16 (1.05%) 3G
15 15 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.33%) Power BI
3 40 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 36 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.16%) Big Data
6 27 (1.76%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
8 22 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 21 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
10 18 (1.18%) Tableau
11 17 (1.11%) MySQL
11 17 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.05%) NoSQL
13 15 (0.98%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.78%) BigQuery
16 11 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.72%) Impala
Development Applications
1 144 (9.41%) JIRA
2 90 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 32 (2.09%) GitLab
5 30 (1.96%) Selenium
6 28 (1.83%) Maven
7 18 (1.18%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.05%) Bitbucket
9 15 (0.98%) JUnit
10 12 (0.78%) Subversion
11 10 (0.65%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.59%) Gradle
12 9 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.52%) JMeter
13 8 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
13 8 (0.52%) Robot Framework
14 7 (0.46%) Axure RP
14 7 (0.46%) SonarQube
15 6 (0.39%) Postman
15 6 (0.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 767 (50.10%) Social Skills
2 355 (23.19%) Finance
3 301 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
4 107 (6.99%) Public Sector
5 102 (6.66%) Banking
6 90 (5.88%) Retail
7 86 (5.62%) Presentation Skills
8 84 (5.49%) Telecoms
9 82 (5.36%) Influencing Skills
10 79 (5.16%) Organisational Skills
11 56 (3.66%) Marketing
12 42 (2.74%) Manufacturing
13 30 (1.96%) Financial Institution
14 28 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
15 27 (1.76%) Legal
15 27 (1.76%) Local Government
16 24 (1.57%) Investment Banking
17 23 (1.50%) Military
18 16 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 247 (16.13%) Analyst
2 162 (10.58%) Developer
3 122 (7.97%) Project Manager
4 120 (7.84%) Architect
5 92 (6.01%) Consultant
6 65 (4.25%) Support Engineer
7 64 (4.18%) Business Analyst
8 48 (3.14%) IT Engineer
9 47 (3.07%) Data Analyst
10 45 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
11 44 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 43 (2.81%) IT Support
12 43 (2.81%) Java Developer
13 34 (2.22%) Data Engineer
14 31 (2.02%) Applications Engineer
14 31 (2.02%) NetSuite Consultant
14 31 (2.02%) Test Engineer
15 28 (1.83%) Azure Engineer
15 28 (1.83%) Software Engineer
16 27 (1.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.31%) REST
2 62 (4.05%) HTML
3 50 (3.27%) Kafka
4 46 (3.00%) .NET
5 44 (2.87%) CSS
6 43 (2.81%) JSON
7 39 (2.55%) Spring
8 33 (2.16%) XML
9 31 (2.02%) Node.js
9 31 (2.02%) RESTful
10 27 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
11 26 (1.70%) Spring Boot
12 25 (1.63%) AngularJS
12 25 (1.63%) Web Services
13 23 (1.50%) React
14 22 (1.44%) SOAP
15 20 (1.31%) .NET Framework
16 18 (1.18%) JPA
17 17 (1.11%) HTML5
18 14 (0.91%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 79 (5.16%) Management Information System
2 57 (3.72%) Virtual Team
3 53 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.20%) Public Cloud
5 46 (3.00%) User Experience
6 31 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.31%) Reference Data
8 19 (1.24%) PMI
9 18 (1.18%) NHS
10 16 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (0.98%) Legacy Systems
11 15 (0.98%) LIMS
12 14 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (0.85%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.85%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.78%) Cloud Native
14 12 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
15 11 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
15 11 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 226 (14.76%) Windows
2 139 (9.08%) Linux
3 62 (4.05%) Unix
4 54 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 52 (3.40%) Windows 10
6 29 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (1.70%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.24%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.18%) Windows 7
10 18 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (1.11%) Android
12 16 (1.05%) CentOS
12 16 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
14 8 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.46%) VMS
16 5 (0.33%) Solaris
17 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (32.14%) Agile
2 364 (23.78%) Problem-Solving
3 182 (11.89%) ITIL
4 178 (11.63%) Project Management
5 176 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 172 (11.23%) DevOps
7 162 (10.58%) Scrum
8 152 (9.93%) Migration
9 145 (9.47%) Project Delivery
10 134 (8.75%) CI/CD
11 124 (8.10%) Analytics
12 118 (7.71%) Service Management
13 114 (7.45%) SDLC
14 103 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
15 101 (6.60%) Change Management
15 101 (6.60%) Time Management
16 100 (6.53%) Test Automation
17 93 (6.07%) Software Engineering
18 80 (5.23%) Computer Science
19 78 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 245 (16.00%) SQL
2 173 (11.30%) Python
3 147 (9.60%) Java
4 122 (7.97%) PowerShell
5 113 (7.38%) JavaScript
6 53 (3.46%) C#
7 39 (2.55%) C
8 38 (2.48%) Bash
9 31 (2.02%) C++
10 26 (1.70%) R
11 24 (1.57%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.31%) PHP
13 17 (1.11%) VBA
14 16 (1.05%) Go
15 13 (0.85%) Scala
15 13 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.78%) Groovy
17 11 (0.72%) Perl
17 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 202 (13.19%) Degree
2 172 (11.23%) Security Cleared
3 144 (9.41%) SC Cleared
4 44 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (1.76%) PMI Certification
7 26 (1.70%) CISSP
8 22 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
9 21 (1.37%) CCNA
10 19 (1.24%) DV Cleared
11 18 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 18 (1.18%) ISTQB
12 17 (1.11%) AWS Certification
13 15 (0.98%) CCNP
13 15 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.78%) CISM
16 11 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (0.65%) APMP
17 10 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.77%) SLA
2 60 (3.92%) QA
3 34 (2.22%) GDPR
4 32 (2.09%) PMO
5 25 (1.63%) Accessibility
6 16 (1.05%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.52%) COBIT
9 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.39%) GxP
10 6 (0.39%) ISO 13485
10 6 (0.39%) NIST
11 5 (0.33%) HL7
11 5 (0.33%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17025
11 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.20%) EMIR
12 3 (0.20%) ITGC
12 3 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 76 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 67 (4.38%) Docker
3 30 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.65%) NFS
7 8 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.52%) XenApp
8 6 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 5 (0.33%) HDFS
9 5 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.26%) vSphere
11 3 (0.20%) iptables
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.20%) Samba
11 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 104 (6.79%) Ansible
2 77 (5.03%) Terraform
3 76 (4.96%) Kubernetes
4 39 (2.55%) SCCM
5 35 (2.29%) Puppet
6 25 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 22 (1.44%) Nagios
8 14 (0.91%) FortiGate
9 12 (0.78%) logstash
10 10 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.65%) SCOM
11 8 (0.52%) Argo
11 8 (0.52%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.52%) Kibana
11 8 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.46%) Grafana
12 7 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 7 (0.46%) vRealize
12 7 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 293 (19.14%) Microsoft
2 125 (8.16%) Oracle
3 76 (4.96%) Cisco
4 70 (4.57%) SAP
5 66 (4.31%) Google
6 55 (3.59%) ServiceNow
7 48 (3.14%) VMware
8 36 (2.35%) Citrix
9 35 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 35 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
10 28 (1.83%) Splunk
11 27 (1.76%) Juniper
12 24 (1.57%) Palo Alto
13 23 (1.50%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.31%) Adobe
15 17 (1.11%) Atlassian
16 16 (1.05%) IBM
16 16 (1.05%) Remedy
17 15 (0.98%) Infor
17 15 (0.98%) PeopleSoft