Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 151 147 148
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +17
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 894 1,036 1,788
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.74% 1.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.11% 5.44% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 596 1,019
10th Percentile £164 £151 £227
25th Percentile £345 £325 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.72%
75th Percentile £530 £538 £519
90th Percentile £600 £623 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 139
10th Percentile £11.36 £15.10 "
25th Percentile £15.00 £20.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £27.75 £26.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.73% +57.58% -5.71%
75th Percentile £44.13 £45.30 £36.67
90th Percentile £55.15 £54.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.94 £16.49
% change year-on-year +0.26% +51.24% +6.37%

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 17,487 19,054 30,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.16% 32.02% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,729 12,324 20,397
10th Percentile £275 £230 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.17% -0.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 862 948
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.86 £20.60
Median % change year-on-year +9.35% +11.01% -0.18%
75th Percentile £45.75 £45.75 £42.81
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.60 £20.95 £19.25
% change year-on-year +12.65% +8.83% -3.75%

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 2021.

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 14 April 2021. 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 +9 734 £450 - 577
UK excluding London +17 468 £400 - 493
London +20 300 £500 - 129
Work from Home -95 204 £450 +12.50% 93
South East +24 182 £438 +6.28% 104
North of England -4 69 £336 -19.04% 132
East of England +37 64 £425 - 57
Midlands -8 52 £290 -31.76% 92
North West -2 45 £350 +7.69% 76
Scotland -15 43 £413 +10.29% 25
South West +27 42 £388 +2.31% 59
West Midlands +10 41 £339 -16.30% 66
Wales +10 22 £375 -6.25% 25
Yorkshire +26 19 £325 -27.78% 38
East Midlands +8 11 £120 -73.33% 26
North East +12 9 £120 -71.76% 18
Northern Ireland +11 3 £463 +35.58% 1

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 286 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
3 162 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
4 161 (18.01%) Degree
5 154 (17.23%) Finance
6 145 (16.22%) Azure
7 134 (14.99%) Windows
8 128 (14.32%) Change Management
8 128 (14.32%) DevOps
9 126 (14.09%) Microsoft
9 126 (14.09%) SQL
9 126 (14.09%) Time Management
10 113 (12.64%) Security Cleared
11 109 (12.19%) Java
12 92 (10.29%) Python
13 90 (10.07%) Marketing
14 88 (9.84%) Test Automation
15 86 (9.62%) SC Cleared
16 84 (9.40%) SDLC
17 80 (8.95%) ITIL
18 79 (8.84%) TDD
18 79 (8.84%) Life Science
19 77 (8.61%) Resource Allocation
20 76 (8.50%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
20 76 (8.50%) Co-Creation
21 75 (8.39%) Digital Marketing
22 74 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
22 74 (8.28%) Value Proposition
23 72 (8.05%) .NET
24 70 (7.83%) Public Sector

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 43 (4.81%) Confluence
2 18 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.34%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.23%) Apache
6 11 (1.23%) Apache Airflow
7 9 (1.01%) IIS
8 8 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.78%) JBoss
10 6 (0.67%) CMS
11 5 (0.56%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.56%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.45%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.45%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.45%) SAS
12 4 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.34%) CICS
13 3 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (5.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.67%) Sketch
6 4 (0.45%) Zeplin
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.34%) Maya
8 2 (0.22%) Houdini
8 2 (0.22%) InVision
8 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.22%) ZBrush
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.34%) Aligne
2 3 (0.34%) assyst
2 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.34%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) iTrent
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.22%) SAP CAR
3 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.11%) Summit
4 1 (0.11%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 145 (16.22%) Azure
2 69 (7.72%) AWS
3 65 (7.27%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (4.47%) PaaS
5 28 (3.13%) Power Platform
6 24 (2.68%) IaaS
7 22 (2.46%) SaaS
8 14 (1.57%) GCP
9 11 (1.23%) Google Analytics
9 11 (1.23%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.01%) GitHub
11 9 (1.01%) PowerApps
11 9 (1.01%) Slack
12 7 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.67%) Power Automate
14 5 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 5 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.70%) Firewall
2 41 (4.59%) Internet
3 40 (4.47%) WAN
4 27 (3.02%) VPN
5 26 (2.91%) LAN
6 24 (2.68%) Wireless
7 23 (2.57%) HTTP
8 22 (2.46%) DNS
9 21 (2.35%) TCP/IP
10 15 (1.68%) Intranet
11 14 (1.57%) 5G
11 14 (1.57%) DMZ
12 12 (1.34%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.23%) 4G
14 10 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.01%) DHCP
15 9 (1.01%) Skype
15 9 (1.01%) Unified Communications
16 8 (0.89%) Diameter Protocol
16 8 (0.89%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.91%) Tableau
3 33 (3.69%) Big Data
4 32 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 23 (2.57%) Power BI
7 17 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.90%) Tableau Desktop
7 17 (1.90%) Tableau Server
8 16 (1.79%) Data Lake
9 13 (1.45%) Hadoop
9 13 (1.45%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.45%) Snowflake Schema
10 11 (1.23%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.12%) MySQL
11 10 (1.12%) Parquet
12 8 (0.89%) NonStop SQL
13 7 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 67 (7.49%) JIRA
2 65 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 57 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.91%) Selenium
5 25 (2.80%) Visual Studio
6 24 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 19 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 18 (2.01%) Maven
9 16 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.57%) Postman
11 12 (1.34%) Subversion
12 10 (1.12%) Ant
12 10 (1.12%) IntelliJ
12 10 (1.12%) JUnit
13 9 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (1.01%) webpack
14 8 (0.89%) Appium
14 8 (0.89%) Bitbucket
14 8 (0.89%) Gradle
14 8 (0.89%) gulp
General
1 154 (17.23%) Finance
2 90 (10.07%) Marketing
3 70 (7.83%) Public Sector
4 40 (4.47%) Banking
5 32 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.13%) Legal
7 18 (2.01%) Retail
8 13 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.34%) Law
10 11 (1.23%) Front Office
11 10 (1.12%) Billing
11 10 (1.12%) Electronics
12 9 (1.01%) Aerospace
13 7 (0.78%) Games
14 5 (0.56%) French Language
14 5 (0.56%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.45%) German Language
15 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 151 (16.89%) Developer
2 131 (14.65%) Analyst
3 51 (5.70%) Architect
3 51 (5.70%) Consultant
4 36 (4.03%) Business Analyst
5 34 (3.80%) Software Engineer
6 33 (3.69%) Java Developer
7 27 (3.02%) Support Engineer
8 24 (2.68%) Project Manager
9 22 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (2.35%) Senior Developer
11 20 (2.24%) .NET Developer
11 20 (2.24%) Designer
12 19 (2.13%) Marketing Manager
13 18 (2.01%) Azure Engineer
13 18 (2.01%) Digital Marketing Manager
13 18 (2.01%) Healthcare Manager
13 18 (2.01%) Security Engineer
14 17 (1.90%) DevOps Engineer
14 17 (1.90%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (8.05%) .NET
2 66 (7.38%) HTML
3 52 (5.82%) CSS
4 38 (4.25%) Spring
5 37 (4.14%) Kafka
6 36 (4.03%) REST
6 36 (4.03%) Web Services
7 32 (3.58%) RESTful
7 32 (3.58%) Spring Boot
8 27 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 27 (3.02%) XML
9 24 (2.68%) Node.js
10 21 (2.35%) jQuery
11 16 (1.79%) HTML5
12 14 (1.57%) .NET Framework
13 13 (1.45%) Django
14 12 (1.34%) Middleware
14 12 (1.34%) React
15 11 (1.23%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.23%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 162 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (8.84%) Life Science
3 46 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.92%) User Experience
5 31 (3.47%) PKI
6 24 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 23 (2.57%) NHS
8 22 (2.46%) Data Centre
9 21 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 21 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.57%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.45%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.34%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.23%) Tandem
15 8 (0.89%) Equities
15 8 (0.89%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
17 6 (0.67%) Credit Risk
17 6 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 134 (14.99%) Windows
2 56 (6.26%) Linux
3 29 (3.24%) Windows Server
4 27 (3.02%) Windows 10
5 21 (2.35%) Unix
6 11 (1.23%) Android
7 9 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.89%) CentOS
8 8 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.45%) Solaris
11 4 (0.45%) zOS
12 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (21.48%) Problem-Solving
3 128 (14.32%) Change Management
3 128 (14.32%) DevOps
4 126 (14.09%) Time Management
5 88 (9.84%) Test Automation
6 84 (9.40%) SDLC
7 80 (8.95%) ITIL
8 79 (8.84%) TDD
9 77 (8.61%) Resource Allocation
10 76 (8.50%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
10 76 (8.50%) Co-Creation
11 75 (8.39%) Digital Marketing
12 74 (8.28%) Value Proposition
13 68 (7.61%) Scrum
14 65 (7.27%) Data Analysis
14 65 (7.27%) Project Management
15 62 (6.94%) Analytics
15 62 (6.94%) Software Engineering
16 60 (6.71%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 126 (14.09%) SQL
2 109 (12.19%) Java
3 92 (10.29%) Python
4 68 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 55 (6.15%) C#
6 43 (4.81%) PowerShell
7 35 (3.91%) Java 8
8 26 (2.91%) C
8 26 (2.91%) C++
9 20 (2.24%) Bash Shell
10 19 (2.13%) TypeScript
11 15 (1.68%) Groovy
11 15 (1.68%) Scala
11 15 (1.68%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.23%) VB
13 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.89%) COBOL
14 8 (0.89%) Go
15 7 (0.78%) Perl
16 6 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 161 (18.01%) Degree
2 113 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 86 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.68%) CCNA
7 11 (1.23%) MCP
7 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.01%) CISSP
8 9 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.89%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.89%) PMP
10 7 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.78%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.56%) CCNP
12 5 (0.56%) HNC
13 4 (0.45%) HND
13 4 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.82%) QA
2 26 (2.91%) SLA
3 12 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.01%) PMO
5 8 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.56%) MiFID
6 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.45%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.45%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 4 (0.45%) NIST
7 4 (0.45%) UCITS
8 3 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.34%) GDPR
8 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.34%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.34%) WCAG
9 2 (0.22%) GMP
9 2 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 54 (6.04%) Docker
2 41 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.78%) VMware NSX
6 6 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.45%) Snort
7 4 (0.45%) vCloud
8 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.34%) vSphere
9 2 (0.22%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.11%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 67 (7.49%) Kubernetes
2 39 (4.36%) Ansible
3 21 (2.35%) Terraform
4 17 (1.90%) SCCM
5 11 (1.23%) Puppet
6 10 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.78%) Nessus
9 6 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.56%) Packer
10 5 (0.56%) Salt
11 4 (0.45%) Consul
11 4 (0.45%) Kibana
11 4 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.45%) Suricata
11 4 (0.45%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (0.45%) WSUS
12 3 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 126 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 39 (4.36%) Cisco
3 38 (4.25%) ServiceNow
4 31 (3.47%) Oracle
5 26 (2.91%) Google
5 26 (2.91%) VMware
6 23 (2.57%) SAP
7 17 (1.90%) CheckPoint
8 13 (1.45%) Adobe
8 13 (1.45%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.45%) IBM
8 13 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.34%) HP
9 12 (1.34%) McAfee
10 10 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.01%) F5
11 9 (1.01%) Juniper
11 9 (1.01%) Sonus
12 8 (0.89%) Citrix
13 7 (0.78%) Meraki