Period
to 18 April 2019

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 18 April 2019 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 157 143
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 -2
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,758 1,730 1,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.71% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.58% 5.17% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1,014 989
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 103 109
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +31.03% -20.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £46.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +20.21% -15.77%

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 31,517 33,492 30,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.88% 33.13% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,662 22,071 19,831
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £258
90th Percentile £666 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1,024 1,066
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £21.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +4.88% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.38 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.13 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.62% +8.78% -10.30%

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019.

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 18 April 2019. 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 +8 1,587 £425 - 278
UK excluding London +7 1,024 £415 +3.75% 250
London +8 684 £463 +2.72% 60
South East +16 401 £425 +6.25% 57
North of England -18 169 £375 -6.25% 53
Midlands +21 144 £375 -6.25% 45
South West -2 105 £400 +6.67% 31
West Midlands +2 95 £413 +3.13% 29
North West -8 80 £375 - 36
Scotland +26 77 £448 +37.69% 18
East of England -12 68 £350 -26.32% 33
Yorkshire -16 67 £350 -12.50% 15
East Midlands +44 47 £375 -6.83% 16
Wales +8 46 £475 +26.67% 11
North East -14 22 £380 +8.57% 2
Northern Ireland +17 19 £461 +23.99% 2

For the 6 months to 18 April 2019, 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.

1 534 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
3 382 (21.73%) Analytical Skills
4 376 (21.39%) Finance
5 364 (20.71%) Microsoft
6 337 (19.17%) Windows
7 243 (13.82%) SQL
8 222 (12.63%) Degree
9 212 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
10 193 (10.98%) Java
11 184 (10.47%) JavaScript
12 176 (10.01%) ITIL
13 170 (9.67%) Scrum
13 170 (9.67%) Security Cleared
14 163 (9.27%) Test Automation
15 161 (9.16%) Microsoft Excel
16 159 (9.04%) Project Management
17 158 (8.99%) .NET
18 154 (8.76%) JIRA
19 145 (8.25%) C#
20 140 (7.96%) Python
21 139 (7.91%) SC Cleared
22 136 (7.74%) Linux
22 136 (7.74%) Banking
23 132 (7.51%) SQL Server
24 129 (7.34%) Active Directory
24 129 (7.34%) Git (software)
25 126 (7.17%) DevOps
26 124 (7.05%) HTML
27 123 (7.00%) Migration

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
1 103 (5.86%) Confluence
2 97 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 45 (2.56%) IIS
4 38 (2.16%) CMS
5 30 (1.71%) JBoss
5 30 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
6 23 (1.31%) Skype for Business
7 22 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 18 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 15 (0.85%) Apache
10 15 (0.85%) Apache Airflow
10 15 (0.85%) Luigi
10 15 (0.85%) SAS
10 15 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.74%) NetWeaver
11 13 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 10 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.46%) nginx
13 8 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 212 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 161 (9.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 70 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.91%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.46%) InVision
9 7 (0.40%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.34%) Maya
11 5 (0.28%) Blender
11 5 (0.28%) Simulink
11 5 (0.28%) ZBrush
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.17%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.11%) SPSS
13 2 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.40%) Workday HCM
5 6 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.28%) assyst
6 5 (0.28%) Maximo
6 5 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 4 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
7 4 (0.23%) OPENHousing
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.23%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.17%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.17%) Magento
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.17%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (4.78%) Office 365
4 38 (2.16%) SaaS
5 23 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 20 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (1.14%) PaaS
7 17 (0.97%) Serverless
8 16 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (0.85%) IaaS
10 12 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
10 12 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 11 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
11 11 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.46%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 78 (4.44%) Firewall
2 61 (3.47%) Internet
3 56 (3.19%) WAN
4 50 (2.84%) DNS
5 47 (2.67%) LAN
6 46 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 46 (2.62%) Wireless
7 39 (2.22%) VPN
8 35 (1.99%) DHCP
9 28 (1.59%) BGP
9 28 (1.59%) MPLS
10 25 (1.42%) Skype
11 23 (1.31%) Intranet
11 23 (1.31%) OSPF
12 21 (1.19%) SNMP
13 18 (1.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (0.97%) HTTP
15 16 (0.91%) IPsec
15 16 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.64%) Big Data
3 63 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 50 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.67%) Power BI
7 46 (2.62%) Hadoop
8 44 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 43 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (2.16%) MongoDB
10 38 (2.16%) MySQL
11 35 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
11 35 (1.99%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (1.42%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.37%) Star Schema
15 21 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 21 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
16 15 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 154 (8.76%) JIRA
2 129 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 82 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 44 (2.50%) Maven
5 37 (2.10%) Selenium
6 33 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
7 31 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (1.65%) Subversion
9 27 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (1.42%) Rational Quality Manager
11 22 (1.25%) Bugzilla
12 20 (1.14%) Cucumber
13 19 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 19 (1.08%) WebDriver
14 16 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 16 (0.91%) Grunt
14 16 (0.91%) IntelliJ
15 14 (0.80%) TeamCity
16 13 (0.74%) SpecFlow
16 13 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 376 (21.39%) Finance
2 136 (7.74%) Banking
3 79 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 54 (3.07%) Retail
5 44 (2.50%) Marketing
6 41 (2.33%) Front Office
7 38 (2.16%) Legal
8 37 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.31%) Publishing
10 19 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
11 18 (1.02%) Back Office
11 18 (1.02%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.85%) Military
14 12 (0.68%) Electronics
14 12 (0.68%) Games
15 11 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
15 11 (0.63%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.51%) Billing
16 9 (0.51%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 333 (18.94%) Developer
2 320 (18.20%) Analyst
3 132 (7.51%) Business Analyst
4 96 (5.46%) Project Manager
5 95 (5.40%) Architect
6 65 (3.70%) .NET Developer
7 51 (2.90%) Java Developer
8 48 (2.73%) Consultant
9 47 (2.67%) C# Developer
9 47 (2.67%) Senior Developer
9 47 (2.67%) Support Engineer
9 47 (2.67%) Tester
10 40 (2.28%) Junior
11 39 (2.22%) Coordinator
11 39 (2.22%) Network Engineer
12 36 (2.05%) Administrator
12 36 (2.05%) C# .NET Developer
13 33 (1.88%) Automation Tester
13 33 (1.88%) Data Engineer
14 32 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (8.99%) .NET
2 124 (7.05%) HTML
3 108 (6.14%) CSS
4 78 (4.44%) JSON
5 77 (4.38%) Web Services
6 60 (3.41%) XML
7 59 (3.36%) REST
8 58 (3.30%) jQuery
9 54 (3.07%) Node.js
10 51 (2.90%) SOAP
11 49 (2.79%) ASP.NET
11 49 (2.79%) Spring
12 45 (2.56%) AngularJS
13 40 (2.28%) .NET Framework
13 40 (2.28%) RESTful
14 39 (2.22%) HTML5
15 34 (1.93%) React
16 32 (1.82%) Ajax
16 32 (1.82%) Middleware
17 31 (1.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 382 (21.73%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.10%) User Experience
3 68 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 30 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 27 (1.54%) Fintech
7 25 (1.42%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.31%) Derivative
9 22 (1.25%) PKI
9 22 (1.25%) Social Media
10 21 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
11 19 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.02%) Driving Licence
13 17 (0.97%) iPhone
13 17 (0.97%) NHS
14 16 (0.91%) Data Structures
14 16 (0.91%) PMI
14 16 (0.91%) Virtual Team
15 15 (0.85%) Blog
15 15 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 337 (19.17%) Windows
2 136 (7.74%) Linux
3 78 (4.44%) Windows 10
4 71 (4.04%) Unix
5 65 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 48 (2.73%) Windows 7
7 36 (2.05%) Android
8 31 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.74%) CentOS
14 8 (0.46%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.28%) AIX
16 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (30.38%) Agile Software Development
2 425 (24.18%) Problem-Solving
3 176 (10.01%) ITIL
4 170 (9.67%) Scrum
5 163 (9.27%) Test Automation
6 159 (9.04%) Project Management
7 126 (7.17%) DevOps
8 123 (7.00%) Migration
9 118 (6.71%) Analytics
10 108 (6.14%) SDLC
11 105 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
11 105 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 105 (5.97%) Data Analysis
12 104 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 100 (5.69%) Data Modelling
14 97 (5.52%) Service Delivery
15 94 (5.35%) Software Engineering
16 93 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
17 91 (5.18%) Time Management
18 88 (5.01%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 243 (13.82%) SQL
2 193 (10.98%) Java
3 184 (10.47%) JavaScript
4 145 (8.25%) C#
5 140 (7.96%) Python
6 86 (4.89%) PowerShell
7 47 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 43 (2.45%) C++
9 39 (2.22%) VBA
10 33 (1.88%) C
11 32 (1.82%) PHP
12 31 (1.76%) Perl
13 27 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 26 (1.48%) Scala
15 24 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 24 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 21 (1.19%) Java 8
16 21 (1.19%) VB
17 19 (1.08%) Ruby
17 19 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 222 (12.63%) Degree
2 170 (9.67%) Security Cleared
3 139 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 51 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 45 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (2.56%) ISTQB
6 42 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 31 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (1.65%) HND
8 29 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (1.59%) CCNA
10 27 (1.54%) HNC
11 26 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (1.48%) PMI Certification
12 25 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (1.02%) CCNP
14 16 (0.91%) CISSP
15 15 (0.85%) ISEB
16 14 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (5.35%) QA
2 49 (2.79%) PMO
3 36 (2.05%) SLA
4 24 (1.37%) GDPR
5 18 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.46%) IFRS
9 7 (0.40%) WAI
10 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.28%) DO-178B
11 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.23%) COBIT
12 4 (0.23%) WCAG
13 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.11%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.11%) PSD2
14 1 (0.057%) HAZOP
System Software
1 129 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.90%) Docker
3 37 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (1.02%) XenApp
4 18 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 16 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.85%) Firmware
7 14 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.51%) Apache Flume
9 7 (0.40%) KVM
10 6 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.23%) BIND 9
12 4 (0.23%) NFS
12 4 (0.23%) Postfix
12 4 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.23%) vSphere
13 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 51 (2.90%) Ansible
2 38 (2.16%) SCCM
3 34 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
4 33 (1.88%) Puppet
5 28 (1.59%) Terraform
6 26 (1.48%) Netcool
7 25 (1.42%) Kubernetes
8 21 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.63%) Kibana
9 11 (0.63%) Salt
10 10 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.51%) Nagios
12 8 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (0.46%) Packer
13 7 (0.40%) Grafana
14 6 (0.34%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 364 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.18%) Oracle
3 85 (4.84%) Cisco
4 69 (3.92%) SAP
5 54 (3.07%) VMware
6 46 (2.62%) McAfee
7 42 (2.39%) Citrix
8 36 (2.05%) Remedy
9 34 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (1.88%) Adobe
11 31 (1.76%) F5
11 31 (1.76%) Google
12 28 (1.59%) IBM
12 28 (1.59%) SolarWinds
12 28 (1.59%) Splunk
13 25 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 24 (1.37%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.37%) HP
15 23 (1.31%) Juniper
16 22 (1.25%) Apple