Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 168 147 167
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20 -10
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,186 1,837 1,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.86% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.23% 5.77% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 1,026 992
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +8.55%
10th Percentile £150 £219 £200
90th Percentile £612 £603 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.56% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 138 113
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.27% +20.21%
10th Percentile £13.70 £11.18 £11.04
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year +20.00% +19.66% +0.86%

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 22,686 31,825 32,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.12% 32.20% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,310 20,732 21,611
UK median daily rate £458 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £260
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,016 994 953
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £20.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.13% -3.58% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.01 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.13% - +2.28%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 15 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 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 -22 1,053 £425 - 919
UK excluding London -12 746 £400 - 789
London -21 391 £475 - 202
South East -24 235 £400 -5.88% 201
North of England +27 164 £400 +6.67% 169
South West +1 107 £424 +4.05% 88
North West +51 102 £325 -16.13% 91
Midlands +3 85 £425 +3.03% 162
East of England +13 73 £400 -8.05% 96
West Midlands +8 60 £425 +3.03% 90
Scotland -2 53 £398 -6.35% 30
Yorkshire +3 39 £419 +24.07% 61
Wales +3 33 £400 - 37
East Midlands +11 24 £325 -1.52% 71
North East +8 23 £425 +11.84% 17

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 323 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (23.78%) Windows
3 262 (22.09%) Microsoft
4 250 (21.08%) Problem-Solving
5 231 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
6 220 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
7 217 (18.30%) Finance
8 213 (17.96%) Security Cleared
9 175 (14.76%) SC Cleared
10 162 (13.66%) ITIL
11 152 (12.82%) SQL
12 147 (12.39%) Degree
13 140 (11.80%) Active Directory
14 114 (9.61%) Microsoft Excel
15 113 (9.53%) Azure
16 103 (8.68%) Java
17 100 (8.43%) Office 365
18 99 (8.35%) Linux
18 99 (8.35%) Project Management
18 99 (8.35%) Scrum
19 93 (7.84%) Python
20 89 (7.50%) Migration
21 88 (7.42%) JavaScript
21 88 (7.42%) SDLC
22 84 (7.08%) Service Management
23 81 (6.83%) Test Automation
24 80 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
24 80 (6.75%) DevOps
24 80 (6.75%) Project Delivery
25 79 (6.66%) AWS

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 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.71%) Confluence
3 22 (1.85%) CMS
4 21 (1.77%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.69%) IIS
6 16 (1.35%) Apache Spark
7 10 (0.84%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.67%) nginx
10 6 (0.51%) Apache
10 6 (0.51%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.42%) WordPress
12 3 (0.25%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.25%) JBoss
12 3 (0.25%) SAS
12 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 220 (18.55%) Microsoft Office
2 114 (9.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.85%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.67%) Windchill
7 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.51%) PTC Creo
9 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.34%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.34%) Simulink
11 3 (0.25%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.25%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.25%) InVision
11 3 (0.25%) OrCAD
11 3 (0.25%) Sketch
12 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.084%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.25%) assyst
4 3 (0.25%) Eikon
4 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.17%) SAP MDG
5 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Social Studio
5 2 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.084%) Maximo
6 1 (0.084%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 113 (9.53%) Azure
2 100 (8.43%) Office 365
3 79 (6.66%) AWS
4 36 (3.04%) SaaS
5 27 (2.28%) PaaS
6 24 (2.02%) Power Platform
7 21 (1.77%) IaaS
8 19 (1.60%) GCP
9 18 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.52%) GitHub
10 17 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (1.43%) OpenShift
11 16 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 10 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
14 10 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.23%) TCP/IP
2 57 (4.81%) Firewall
3 44 (3.71%) DNS
4 43 (3.63%) Internet
5 32 (2.70%) VPN
6 30 (2.53%) WAN
7 26 (2.19%) SAN
8 25 (2.11%) LAN
9 24 (2.02%) Skype
10 23 (1.94%) Network Security
11 19 (1.60%) Wireless
12 18 (1.52%) DHCP
13 15 (1.26%) ISDN
13 15 (1.26%) NAS
13 15 (1.26%) VoIP
14 12 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.84%) Wireshark
16 9 (0.76%) Junos
16 9 (0.76%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 34 (2.87%) Big Data
3 24 (2.02%) Power BI
3 24 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.94%) MySQL
5 18 (1.52%) Data Mining
5 18 (1.52%) Hadoop
6 17 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
7 14 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.76%) NoSQL
10 8 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
10 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.59%) Amazon Athena
11 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.51%) QlikView
13 5 (0.42%) Pentaho
13 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 78 (6.58%) JIRA
2 62 (5.23%) Git (software)
3 42 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.19%) Rational DOORS
5 16 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (1.26%) Selenium
7 13 (1.10%) Subversion
8 12 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 10 (0.84%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.76%) Gerrit
11 8 (0.67%) GitLab
11 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.42%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.42%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.42%) JMeter
14 5 (0.42%) Robot Framework
14 5 (0.42%) Vagrant
General
1 217 (18.30%) Finance
2 73 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 64 (5.40%) Public Sector
4 53 (4.47%) Banking
5 40 (3.37%) Retail
6 35 (2.95%) Marketing
7 23 (1.94%) Legal
8 22 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.60%) Front Office
10 17 (1.43%) Electronics
11 13 (1.10%) Law
12 11 (0.93%) Games
12 11 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
13 9 (0.76%) Military
14 8 (0.67%) Local Government
15 7 (0.59%) Automotive
16 6 (0.51%) Back Office
16 6 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 6 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 229 (19.31%) Analyst
2 193 (16.27%) Developer
3 87 (7.34%) Business Analyst
4 65 (5.48%) Architect
5 54 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 53 (4.47%) Service Analyst
7 45 (3.79%) Consultant
8 40 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 36 (3.04%) Support Engineer
10 32 (2.70%) Desktop Support
11 31 (2.61%) IT Analyst
12 28 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (2.28%) Administrator
14 26 (2.19%) IT Support
15 25 (2.11%) Network Engineer
16 23 (1.94%) Java Developer
17 21 (1.77%) Senior Developer
17 21 (1.77%) Solutions Architect
18 19 (1.60%) Coordinator
19 18 (1.52%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (5.31%) .NET
2 59 (4.97%) HTML
3 48 (4.05%) CSS
4 33 (2.78%) REST
4 33 (2.78%) RESTful
5 31 (2.61%) Web Services
6 30 (2.53%) XML
7 27 (2.28%) JSON
8 25 (2.11%) .NET Framework
8 25 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 25 (2.11%) Spring
9 21 (1.77%) HTML5
10 15 (1.26%) Kafka
10 15 (1.26%) SOAP
11 14 (1.18%) Middleware
12 13 (1.10%) GraphQL
12 13 (1.10%) jQuery
13 12 (1.01%) LAMP
13 12 (1.01%) Spring Boot
14 10 (0.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 231 (19.48%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.71%) User Experience
3 39 (3.29%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.87%) Management Information System
5 30 (2.53%) Replication
6 29 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.36%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.43%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
9 17 (1.43%) NHS
10 16 (1.35%) Animation
11 15 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
12 14 (1.18%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.10%) e-Learning
14 12 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.84%) Private Cloud
17 9 (0.76%) Driving Licence
17 9 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 282 (23.78%) Windows
2 99 (8.35%) Linux
3 74 (6.24%) Windows 10
4 70 (5.90%) Windows Server
5 51 (4.30%) Windows 7
6 43 (3.63%) Unix
7 30 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 26 (2.19%) Android
9 20 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.84%) CentOS
12 9 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.51%) AIX
14 6 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (27.23%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (21.08%) Problem-Solving
3 162 (13.66%) ITIL
4 99 (8.35%) Project Management
4 99 (8.35%) Scrum
5 89 (7.50%) Migration
6 88 (7.42%) SDLC
7 84 (7.08%) Service Management
8 81 (6.83%) Test Automation
9 80 (6.75%) DevOps
9 80 (6.75%) Project Delivery
9 80 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (6.32%) Analytics
11 69 (5.82%) Computer Science
12 65 (5.48%) Service Delivery
13 64 (5.40%) Data Analysis
14 57 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
14 57 (4.81%) Time Management
15 56 (4.72%) Data Modelling
16 55 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 152 (12.82%) SQL
2 103 (8.68%) Java
3 93 (7.84%) Python
4 88 (7.42%) JavaScript
5 66 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 64 (5.40%) C#
7 53 (4.47%) C
8 29 (2.45%) PHP
9 22 (1.85%) C++
10 19 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 17 (1.43%) VBA
12 16 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 16 (1.35%) Go
13 14 (1.18%) Scala
14 13 (1.10%) R
15 11 (0.93%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.84%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.76%) Ruby
17 9 (0.76%) VB
17 9 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 213 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 175 (14.76%) SC Cleared
3 147 (12.39%) Degree
4 47 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 35 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (2.87%) ISTQB
8 31 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
10 26 (2.19%) CCNA
11 23 (1.94%) PMI Certification
12 20 (1.69%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.52%) MCSA
13 18 (1.52%) PMP
14 16 (1.35%) ISEB
14 16 (1.35%) MCP
15 14 (1.18%) MCSE
16 11 (0.93%) IIBA
17 10 (0.84%) CISM
17 10 (0.84%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.99%) SLA
2 51 (4.30%) QA
3 19 (1.60%) PMO
4 14 (1.18%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (0.84%) GDPR
6 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.42%) NCSC
9 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.25%) NIST
10 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.17%) COSHH
11 2 (0.17%) ITGC
11 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.17%) WAI
12 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.084%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 140 (11.80%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.29%) Docker
3 26 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.59%) vSphere
7 6 (0.51%) Firmware
7 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.34%) XenApp
9 3 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.084%) ACF2
11 1 (0.084%) KVM
11 1 (0.084%) Postfix
11 1 (0.084%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.084%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.084%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (2.95%) Ansible
1 35 (2.95%) Kubernetes
2 32 (2.70%) Terraform
3 27 (2.28%) SCCM
4 25 (2.11%) Puppet
5 22 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.84%) Kibana
7 8 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.59%) SCOM
9 6 (0.51%) logstash
10 5 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.42%) WSUS
11 4 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.34%) Grafana
11 4 (0.34%) Packer
12 3 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.25%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 262 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 62 (5.23%) Oracle
3 48 (4.05%) VMware
4 46 (3.88%) Cisco
5 38 (3.20%) SAP
6 28 (2.36%) Adobe
7 25 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 23 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.69%) Dell
9 20 (1.69%) EMC
10 18 (1.52%) Citrix
10 18 (1.52%) Juniper
11 17 (1.43%) Google
11 17 (1.43%) HP
12 15 (1.26%) F5
12 15 (1.26%) Tableau
13 13 (1.10%) Apple
14 12 (1.01%) NetApp
14 12 (1.01%) Red Hat
15 11 (0.93%) Intel