Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 170 175
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,423 673 1,186
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.62% 1.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.37% 5.19% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 395 671
10th Percentile £250 £200 £158
25th Percentile £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £675 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 44 64
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.36 £13.65
25th Percentile £15.00 £12.02 £16.25
Median hourly rate £28.64 £23.20 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.45% +10.48% +16.67%
75th Percentile £49.88 £38.00 £43.81
90th Percentile £67.80 £44.98 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.57% +10.48% +20.00%

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 26,500 12,957 20,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.32% 31.19% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,676 8,791 13,593
10th Percentile £300 £260 £250
25th Percentile £414 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 508 822
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.50 £12.36
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.69 £46.00 £44.99
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +13.70%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 18 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 21 January 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 -11 1,089 £500 +11.11% 797
UK excluding London -8 640 £425 +6.25% 631
London -13 506 £535 +11.46% 217
Work from Home -12 376 £500 +5.26% 117
South East -34 210 £420 -2.05% 134
North of England +4 105 £350 -16.67% 159
Midlands +1 103 £500 +47.93% 134
Scotland -4 84 £373 -0.67% 33
West Midlands -11 78 £500 +47.93% 80
North West -6 63 £425 +23.64% 92
East of England -21 57 £500 +17.51% 70
South West -37 46 £456 +33.41% 76
Yorkshire -15 35 £210 -50.59% 45
Wales -23 32 £509 +45.29% 20
East Midlands -10 23 £518 +371.14% 52
North East +1 7 £160 -56.64% 22
Northern Ireland -5 4 £475 +10.08% 3
Channel Islands - 4 £550 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 748 (52.57%) Social Skills
2 505 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
3 352 (24.74%) Problem-Solving
4 292 (20.52%) Finance
5 279 (19.61%) Microsoft
6 265 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
7 259 (18.20%) Azure
8 226 (15.88%) SQL
9 204 (14.34%) Windows
10 190 (13.35%) DevOps
11 165 (11.60%) CI/CD
12 163 (11.45%) Scrum
13 160 (11.24%) Project Management
14 159 (11.17%) Degree
15 152 (10.68%) ITIL
16 151 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 148 (10.40%) Security Cleared
18 141 (9.91%) Python
19 140 (9.84%) Git (software)
20 138 (9.70%) AWS
21 135 (9.49%) Presentation Skills
22 134 (9.42%) JavaScript
23 133 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
24 132 (9.28%) JIRA
25 127 (8.92%) Java
26 120 (8.43%) Migration
26 120 (8.43%) Test Automation
27 118 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
28 115 (8.08%) SC Cleared
29 113 (7.94%) Software Engineering

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 64 (4.50%) Confluence
2 46 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 15 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.77%) Apache
7 10 (0.70%) SAS
8 9 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.49%) CMS
9 7 (0.49%) IIS
10 6 (0.42%) nginx
11 5 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.35%) Mule
12 4 (0.28%) WordPress
13 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.14%) Drupal
14 2 (0.14%) Moodle
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 133 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
3 64 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.62%) InVision
5 23 (1.62%) Sketch
6 17 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 16 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
9 11 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
10 5 (0.35%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.35%) FrameMaker
10 5 (0.35%) Marvel
11 3 (0.21%) Maya
11 3 (0.21%) Pixate
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.070%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.070%) Houdini
13 1 (0.070%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 32 (2.25%) NetSuite
2 16 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.42%) SAP MDG
5 5 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.21%) SAP LE
7 3 (0.21%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.14%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 259 (18.20%) Azure
2 138 (9.70%) AWS
3 100 (7.03%) Microsoft 365
4 49 (3.44%) Power Platform
5 42 (2.95%) GCP
5 42 (2.95%) PaaS
6 33 (2.32%) SaaS
7 30 (2.11%) Serverless
8 27 (1.90%) GitHub
9 24 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (1.48%) Azure Monitor
11 19 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 17 (1.19%) Figma
13 16 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
14 14 (0.98%) IaaS
15 12 (0.84%) OneDrive
16 11 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
17 10 (0.70%) Azure Service Bus
18 9 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
19 8 (0.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.95%) Firewall
2 35 (2.46%) DNS
3 33 (2.32%) Internet
4 22 (1.55%) LAN
5 21 (1.48%) TCP/IP
5 21 (1.48%) WAN
6 20 (1.41%) DHCP
6 20 (1.41%) VPN
7 18 (1.26%) SNMP
8 16 (1.12%) HTTP
8 16 (1.12%) VLAN
9 15 (1.05%) BGP
9 15 (1.05%) OSPF
10 14 (0.98%) VoIP
11 13 (0.91%) Wireless
12 11 (0.77%) Network Security
13 10 (0.70%) Ethernet
13 10 (0.70%) IPsec
13 10 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.63%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (3.23%) Power BI
4 43 (3.02%) Azure SQL Database
5 40 (2.81%) Data Lake
6 37 (2.60%) Big Data
7 34 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 32 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 31 (2.18%) Tableau
10 24 (1.69%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (1.19%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
15 14 (0.98%) MySQL
15 14 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 13 (0.91%) Oracle Database
17 11 (0.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 140 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 132 (9.28%) JIRA
3 68 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.04%) GitLab
5 25 (1.76%) Selenium
6 19 (1.34%) Axure RP
6 19 (1.34%) Cucumber
6 19 (1.34%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (1.12%) SonarQube
8 15 (1.05%) Artifactory
9 14 (0.98%) Subversion
9 14 (0.98%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.91%) Bitbucket
10 13 (0.91%) Maven
11 12 (0.84%) Postman
12 11 (0.77%) IntelliJ
12 11 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.70%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (0.56%) GCC
General
1 748 (52.57%) Social Skills
2 292 (20.52%) Finance
3 265 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (9.49%) Presentation Skills
5 86 (6.04%) Banking
5 86 (6.04%) Organisational Skills
5 86 (6.04%) Public Sector
6 82 (5.76%) Influencing Skills
6 82 (5.76%) Retail
7 65 (4.57%) Marketing
8 61 (4.29%) Telecoms
9 53 (3.72%) Legal
10 30 (2.11%) Investment Banking
11 29 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
12 24 (1.69%) Manufacturing
13 21 (1.48%) Advertising
13 21 (1.48%) Financial Institution
14 20 (1.41%) Local Government
15 19 (1.34%) Military
16 17 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 251 (17.64%) Analyst
2 207 (14.55%) Developer
3 99 (6.96%) Architect
4 88 (6.18%) Project Manager
5 84 (5.90%) Business Analyst
5 84 (5.90%) Consultant
6 55 (3.87%) Software Engineer
7 51 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
8 41 (2.88%) Azure Engineer
8 41 (2.88%) Designer
9 39 (2.74%) Support Engineer
10 32 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
11 30 (2.11%) Data Analyst
12 29 (2.04%) NetSuite Consultant
12 29 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
13 28 (1.97%) Test Analyst
14 26 (1.83%) Service Analyst
15 25 (1.76%) .NET Developer
16 24 (1.69%) Java Developer
16 24 (1.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.11%) REST
2 84 (5.90%) HTML
3 82 (5.76%) .NET
4 67 (4.71%) XML
5 62 (4.36%) CSS
6 60 (4.22%) React
7 55 (3.87%) Node.js
8 45 (3.16%) RESTful
9 42 (2.95%) .NET Framework
10 40 (2.81%) JSON
11 37 (2.60%) AngularJS
12 33 (2.32%) Web Services
13 32 (2.25%) Kafka
13 32 (2.25%) SOAP
14 30 (2.11%) .NET Core
15 27 (1.90%) ASP.NET
16 26 (1.83%) Spring
17 23 (1.62%) HTML5
17 23 (1.62%) Spring Boot
18 18 (1.26%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 96 (6.75%) User Experience
2 56 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.65%) Virtual Team
4 45 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (1.97%) Legacy Systems
6 28 (1.97%) NHS
7 24 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 23 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 21 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 20 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
12 15 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.98%) Driving Licence
14 13 (0.91%) CMDB
15 12 (0.84%) PMI
16 11 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 204 (14.34%) Windows
2 102 (7.17%) Linux
3 58 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 40 (2.81%) Windows 10
5 24 (1.69%) Unix
6 19 (1.34%) Android
7 15 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 14 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 8 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.42%) VMS
13 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.35%) CentOS
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
16 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (24.74%) Problem-Solving
3 190 (13.35%) DevOps
4 165 (11.60%) CI/CD
5 163 (11.45%) Scrum
6 160 (11.24%) Project Management
7 152 (10.68%) ITIL
8 151 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 120 (8.43%) Migration
9 120 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 113 (7.94%) Analytics
10 113 (7.94%) Software Engineering
11 111 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 102 (7.17%) Service Management
13 94 (6.61%) Configuration Management
13 94 (6.61%) Project Delivery
14 93 (6.54%) Decision-Making
15 92 (6.47%) Data Modelling
16 82 (5.76%) SDLC
17 77 (5.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 226 (15.88%) SQL
2 141 (9.91%) Python
3 134 (9.42%) JavaScript
4 127 (8.92%) Java
5 85 (5.97%) C#
6 71 (4.99%) PowerShell
7 55 (3.87%) C
8 54 (3.79%) C++
9 43 (3.02%) TypeScript
10 37 (2.60%) PHP
11 27 (1.90%) Bash
12 24 (1.69%) Shell Script
13 23 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 16 (1.12%) Perl
15 15 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 15 (1.05%) VB
16 12 (0.84%) Groovy
16 12 (0.84%) R
16 12 (0.84%) Ruby
17 11 (0.77%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 159 (11.17%) Degree
2 148 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 115 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.97%) ISTQB
5 27 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.69%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.48%) CISSP
8 21 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (1.48%) Master's Degree
9 19 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.19%) CISM
11 15 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (1.05%) PMP
12 13 (0.91%) CRISC
13 12 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.77%) CCNA
14 11 (0.77%) CCNP
14 11 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.15%) SLA
2 57 (4.01%) QA
3 38 (2.67%) Data Quality
4 31 (2.18%) GDPR
5 30 (2.11%) Accessibility
6 27 (1.90%) PMO
7 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.77%) NIST
8 9 (0.63%) IFRS
9 6 (0.42%) Basel III
9 6 (0.42%) COREP
9 6 (0.42%) FINREP
9 6 (0.42%) IFRS 9
10 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.35%) GxP
10 5 (0.35%) WCAG
11 4 (0.28%) HL7
11 4 (0.28%) NCSC
11 4 (0.28%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 89 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 71 (4.99%) Docker
3 17 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.49%) Firmware
6 7 (0.49%) NFS
6 7 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.49%) vSphere
7 6 (0.42%) XenApp
7 6 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.35%) HDFS
8 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.14%) iptables
11 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.070%) GFS2
12 1 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 95 (6.68%) Kubernetes
2 73 (5.13%) Ansible
3 52 (3.65%) Terraform
4 24 (1.69%) SCCM
5 18 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.12%) Puppet
7 12 (0.84%) logstash
8 11 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.63%) Istio
9 9 (0.63%) Prometheus
10 8 (0.56%) Kibana
11 7 (0.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 7 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.49%) Packer
11 7 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.35%) Nagios
13 5 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 279 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 67 (4.71%) Oracle
3 51 (3.58%) SAP
4 46 (3.23%) Cisco
5 44 (3.09%) Google
6 42 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
7 35 (2.46%) ServiceNow
8 34 (2.39%) VMware
9 31 (2.18%) Adobe
10 25 (1.76%) Citrix
11 22 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.98%) HP
12 14 (0.98%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.91%) Informatica
14 12 (0.84%) Apple
14 12 (0.84%) Juniper
14 12 (0.84%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.77%) IBM
16 10 (0.70%) Verint
17 8 (0.56%) CyberArk