Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 161 142
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19 -22
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,804 1,584 2,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 1.65% 1.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.18% 4.84% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,001 922 1,229
UK median daily rate £413 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% +7.33% -
10th Percentile £213 £213 £213
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 118 113
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% +26.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.88 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +16.13% -11.43% +25.00%

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 34,851 32,750 37,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.13% 34.17% 34.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,550 21,337 24,267
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,033 1,257
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -6.85% +16.67%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 16 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 August 2018. 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 -2 1,623 £425 +2.91% 877
UK excluding London +28 1,103 £400 +6.67% 673
London -17 660 £475 +5.56% 248
South East +8 386 £413 +3.13% 164
North of England +23 214 £375 +7.45% 162
Midlands -10 146 £384 +13.70% 141
East of England +3 119 £468 +10.00% 79
West Midlands +9 113 £380 - 82
South West -2 99 £375 +7.14% 83
North West +4 97 £375 +7.30% 82
Yorkshire +17 86 £400 +6.67% 63
Scotland 0 77 £265 -15.87% 18
Wales +15 54 £383 -4.38% 20
East Midlands -42 32 £400 +22.61% 58
North East +13 31 £345 +9.52% 17
Northern Ireland +33 14 £115 -67.14% 4

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 542 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (24.28%) Problem-Solving
3 421 (23.34%) Microsoft
4 395 (21.90%) Finance
5 337 (18.68%) Windows
6 322 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
7 249 (13.80%) SQL
8 210 (11.64%) ITIL
9 208 (11.53%) Degree
10 200 (11.09%) Java
11 184 (10.20%) C#
12 183 (10.14%) SQL Server
13 182 (10.09%) Microsoft Office
14 181 (10.03%) Oracle
14 181 (10.03%) Project Management
15 178 (9.87%) Scrum
16 177 (9.81%) Test Automation
17 171 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
18 167 (9.26%) .NET
19 164 (9.09%) JavaScript
20 160 (8.87%) Linux
21 156 (8.65%) Security Cleared
22 151 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
23 148 (8.20%) Python
24 144 (7.98%) HTML
25 141 (7.82%) Active Directory
26 136 (7.54%) JIRA
27 135 (7.48%) Git (software)
27 135 (7.48%) DevOps
28 129 (7.15%) Change Management

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 58 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.99%) Confluence
3 45 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 44 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 32 (1.77%) Apache Spark
6 25 (1.39%) Apache
7 22 (1.22%) IIS
8 21 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.94%) CMS
10 15 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.50%) SAS
12 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.44%) Apache Solr
13 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.39%) JBoss
14 7 (0.39%) nginx
15 6 (0.33%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 182 (10.09%) Microsoft Office
2 151 (8.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 35 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
6 20 (1.11%) InVision
7 18 (1.00%) Photoshop
8 14 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
9 12 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
12 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.11%) EngageOne
13 2 (0.11%) Maya
13 2 (0.11%) Simulink
14 1 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.055%) CATIA
14 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.055%) Mathcad
14 1 (0.055%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 39 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.89%) SAP HR
3 14 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
4 12 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.39%) AquaLogic BPM
8 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
8 7 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.33%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.33%) SAP HCM
10 5 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (4.05%) Office 365
4 26 (1.44%) IaaS
4 26 (1.44%) SaaS
5 20 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (1.00%) PaaS
7 16 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (0.83%) Mimecast
9 14 (0.78%) npm
9 14 (0.78%) NuGet
10 13 (0.72%) GitHub
10 13 (0.72%) Serverless
11 12 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.39%) Force.com
14 6 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.33%) Trello
14 6 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 109 (6.04%) Firewall
2 74 (4.10%) HTTP
3 68 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 61 (3.38%) LAN
5 57 (3.16%) DNS
6 55 (3.05%) WAN
7 52 (2.88%) Network Security
8 45 (2.49%) Internet
9 42 (2.33%) Skype
10 39 (2.16%) VoIP
11 33 (1.83%) VPN
12 31 (1.72%) SSL
13 28 (1.55%) DHCP
13 28 (1.55%) SAN
13 28 (1.55%) Wireless
14 22 (1.22%) Unified Communications
15 21 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 21 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.88%) Big Data
3 54 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 50 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 41 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 36 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 35 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.77%) Power BI
11 26 (1.44%) MySQL
11 26 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 25 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
13 21 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 20 (1.11%) DB2
15 19 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
16 18 (1.00%) Apache Hive
16 18 (1.00%) MS Access
17 17 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 136 (7.54%) JIRA
2 135 (7.48%) Git (software)
3 110 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 78 (4.32%) Selenium
5 44 (2.44%) Subversion
6 42 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.66%) Maven
9 28 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (1.44%) SpecFlow
11 24 (1.33%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.33%) WebDriver
12 22 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
13 20 (1.11%) Cucumber
13 20 (1.11%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.00%) MSBuild
15 16 (0.89%) Ant
15 16 (0.89%) Bitbucket
15 16 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
16 14 (0.78%) JUnit
General
1 395 (21.90%) Finance
2 117 (6.49%) Banking
3 76 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 70 (3.88%) Retail
5 46 (2.55%) Legal
6 38 (2.11%) Marketing
7 33 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.61%) Games
9 27 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 21 (1.16%) Front Office
10 21 (1.16%) General Ledger
11 18 (1.00%) Back Office
11 18 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
12 17 (0.94%) Automotive
12 17 (0.94%) Billing
13 16 (0.89%) Military
13 16 (0.89%) Publishing
14 15 (0.83%) Advertising
14 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 325 (18.02%) Analyst
2 323 (17.90%) Developer
3 101 (5.60%) Business Analyst
4 97 (5.38%) Consultant
5 93 (5.16%) Architect
6 84 (4.66%) Project Manager
7 57 (3.16%) Software Engineer
8 55 (3.05%) .NET Developer
9 51 (2.83%) Java Developer
10 48 (2.66%) Administrator
11 47 (2.61%) Network Engineer
12 46 (2.55%) Data Analyst
13 45 (2.49%) Designer
13 45 (2.49%) Support Engineer
14 41 (2.27%) C# Developer
15 34 (1.88%) Tester
16 31 (1.72%) Desktop Support
16 31 (1.72%) IT Analyst
16 31 (1.72%) Senior Developer
17 30 (1.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (9.26%) .NET
2 144 (7.98%) HTML
3 121 (6.71%) CSS
4 97 (5.38%) Web Services
5 88 (4.88%) XML
6 87 (4.82%) REST
7 86 (4.77%) AngularJS
8 85 (4.71%) ASP.NET
9 72 (3.99%) JSON
10 61 (3.38%) SOAP
11 59 (3.27%) .NET Framework
12 53 (2.94%) HTML5
13 49 (2.72%) ASP.NET Web API
14 46 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
15 43 (2.38%) jQuery
15 43 (2.38%) Node.js
16 41 (2.27%) Spring
17 29 (1.61%) React
18 27 (1.50%) Entity Framework
18 27 (1.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 322 (17.85%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 94 (5.21%) User Experience
4 80 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 55 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 54 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 37 (2.05%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.50%) Private Cloud
10 25 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 19 (1.05%) Algorithms
13 17 (0.94%) Clustering
14 16 (0.89%) Public Cloud
14 16 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
15 14 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 13 (0.72%) Fintech
16 13 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
17 12 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
17 12 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 337 (18.68%) Windows
2 160 (8.87%) Linux
3 98 (5.43%) Windows 7
4 97 (5.38%) Unix
5 82 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 74 (4.10%) Windows 10
7 40 (2.22%) Android
8 37 (2.05%) Apple iOS
8 37 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.78%) AIX
11 14 (0.78%) Solaris
12 12 (0.67%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.50%) CentOS
14 9 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.50%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (24.28%) Problem-Solving
3 210 (11.64%) ITIL
4 181 (10.03%) Project Management
5 178 (9.87%) Scrum
6 177 (9.81%) Test Automation
7 171 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 135 (7.48%) DevOps
9 129 (7.15%) Change Management
10 127 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
11 119 (6.60%) SDLC
12 117 (6.49%) Time Management
13 114 (6.32%) Software Engineering
13 114 (6.32%) TDD
14 106 (5.88%) Analytics
14 106 (5.88%) Decision-Making
15 104 (5.76%) Data Analysis
16 101 (5.60%) Migration
17 91 (5.04%) MVC
18 90 (4.99%) OO
Programming Languages
1 249 (13.80%) SQL
2 200 (11.09%) Java
3 184 (10.20%) C#
4 164 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 148 (8.20%) Python
6 91 (5.04%) PowerShell
7 75 (4.16%) C
8 47 (2.61%) C++
9 43 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 42 (2.33%) Perl
11 39 (2.16%) Ruby
12 36 (2.00%) VBA
13 31 (1.72%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.72%) VB
14 22 (1.22%) PHP
14 22 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.16%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.00%) R
17 17 (0.94%) VB.NET
18 16 (0.89%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 208 (11.53%) Degree
2 156 (8.65%) Security Cleared
3 124 (6.87%) SC Cleared
4 49 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (2.00%) CISSP
6 33 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 30 (1.66%) CCNA
8 28 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.05%) GIAC
10 18 (1.00%) CISA
10 18 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 18 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (0.89%) CCNP
11 16 (0.89%) ISTQB
11 16 (0.89%) MCSE
11 16 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (0.78%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.72%) ISEB
13 13 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 13 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (5.71%) QA
2 68 (3.77%) SLA
3 48 (2.66%) PMO
4 35 (1.94%) GDPR
5 18 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.89%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.67%) PSD2
9 9 (0.50%) Actionable Recommendations
10 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.39%) Def Stans
12 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.22%) ISO 26262
14 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
15 2 (0.11%) GMP
15 2 (0.11%) MiFID
16 1 (0.055%) IFRS
16 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 141 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 68 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.77%) Docker
4 22 (1.22%) vSphere
5 21 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.72%) XenApp
7 10 (0.55%) HDFS
7 10 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.55%) XenServer
8 9 (0.50%) Firmware
8 9 (0.50%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.44%) OpenAM
9 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.39%) ProxySG
10 7 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.33%) NFS
11 6 (0.33%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 83 (4.60%) Ansible
2 69 (3.82%) Puppet
3 66 (3.66%) SCCM
4 48 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.94%) Kubernetes
6 31 (1.72%) Terraform
7 25 (1.39%) Salt
8 23 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
11 12 (0.67%) Automic
11 12 (0.67%) Nagios
12 10 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.55%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.55%) WSUS
13 9 (0.50%) Consul
13 9 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 9 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 9 (0.50%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 421 (23.34%) Microsoft
2 181 (10.03%) Oracle
3 119 (6.60%) Cisco
4 96 (5.32%) SAP
5 94 (5.21%) VMware
6 71 (3.94%) IBM
7 55 (3.05%) HP
8 45 (2.49%) Adobe
9 43 (2.38%) Citrix
10 30 (1.66%) F5
11 29 (1.61%) Google
11 29 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 27 (1.50%) Juniper
12 27 (1.50%) Tableau
13 26 (1.44%) Remedy
14 24 (1.33%) Intel
14 24 (1.33%) NetApp
15 23 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (1.22%) Apple
17 21 (1.16%) McAfee