Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 168 154
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 -24
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,943 1,652 1,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.60% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.60% 4.76% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 996 1,018
UK median daily rate £425 £412 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +6.95% -0.71%
10th Percentile £219 £186 £179
90th Percentile £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 115 97
UK median hourly rate £18.28 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +20.21% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.76 £11.04 £10.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £44.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £14.20
% change year-on-year +21.95% +1.06% -5.33%

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 34,727 34,729 33,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.12% 33.62% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,902 23,108 21,893
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,043 1,008 1,185
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.97 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +4.84% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.05 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +7.99%

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 December 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 18 December 2018.

Contractor 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 18 December 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 +15 1,750 £425 +0.12% 943
UK excluding London +30 1,146 £400 +6.67% 790
London +4 748 £475 +6.50% 211
South East +6 428 £438 +9.38% 193
North of England +35 198 £375 -6.25% 198
South West +6 145 £395 +5.33% 79
Midlands -4 124 £413 +26.92% 168
East of England -1 96 £468 +10.00% 93
Yorkshire +21 95 £350 -22.22% 63
Scotland +30 92 £413 +19.57% 28
West Midlands -5 92 £425 +32.81% 108
North West 0 66 £388 -3.13% 101
Wales +9 59 £395 +1.28% 25
North East +17 37 £375 - 34
East Midlands -11 29 £321 -1.15% 60
Northern Ireland +22 8 £380 -5.47% 6
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 538 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (24.03%) Finance
3 441 (22.70%) Microsoft
4 434 (22.34%) Problem-Solving
5 365 (18.79%) Windows
6 322 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
7 275 (14.15%) SQL
8 271 (13.95%) ITIL
9 236 (12.15%) Microsoft Office
10 235 (12.09%) Degree
11 223 (11.48%) .NET
11 223 (11.48%) C#
12 207 (10.65%) JavaScript
13 203 (10.45%) SQL Server
14 201 (10.34%) Linux
15 200 (10.29%) Project Management
16 190 (9.78%) Test Automation
17 186 (9.57%) Security Cleared
18 185 (9.52%) Git (software)
18 185 (9.52%) Java
19 183 (9.42%) Scrum
20 176 (9.06%) Active Directory
21 170 (8.75%) Oracle
22 158 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
23 153 (7.87%) Python
24 151 (7.77%) SC Cleared
25 147 (7.57%) Software Engineering
26 146 (7.51%) HTML
27 141 (7.26%) JIRA
28 137 (7.05%) Banking

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 74 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 61 (3.14%) Confluence
3 36 (1.85%) CMS
4 26 (1.34%) MS Exchange
5 25 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 24 (1.24%) Apache
6 24 (1.24%) IIS
7 21 (1.08%) Skype for Business
8 16 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.82%) JBoss
9 14 (0.72%) nginx
9 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.62%) SAS
11 10 (0.51%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.51%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 7 (0.36%) SAP EP
13 6 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 236 (12.15%) Microsoft Office
2 158 (8.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 78 (4.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.24%) Photoshop
7 22 (1.13%) InVision
8 21 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
11 4 (0.21%) Final Cut Pro
12 3 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.15%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.15%) Simulink
13 2 (0.10%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.10%) Maya
14 1 (0.051%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 24 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
3 12 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.41%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.36%) AquaLogic BPM
6 7 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.31%) Endur
7 6 (0.31%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
9 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payroll
9 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
10 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 124 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
3 90 (4.63%) Office 365
4 42 (2.16%) SaaS
5 31 (1.60%) Mimecast
6 28 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (1.18%) IaaS
8 20 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (0.93%) npm
10 17 (0.87%) PaaS
10 17 (0.87%) Serverless
10 17 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
11 16 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (0.77%) GitHub
13 14 (0.72%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.67%) NuGet
15 10 (0.51%) Amazon S3
15 10 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 87 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 85 (4.37%) Firewall
3 79 (4.07%) HTTP
4 70 (3.60%) WAN
5 60 (3.09%) DNS
5 60 (3.09%) Internet
5 60 (3.09%) LAN
6 50 (2.57%) Network Security
7 44 (2.26%) VPN
8 35 (1.80%) Wireless
9 34 (1.75%) DHCP
10 33 (1.70%) Intranet
10 33 (1.70%) VoIP
11 30 (1.54%) SSL
12 28 (1.44%) MPLS
13 27 (1.39%) SAN
14 26 (1.34%) BGP
14 26 (1.34%) Skype
15 23 (1.18%) OSPF
16 18 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 58 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (2.78%) Big Data
4 50 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (2.32%) Relational Database
6 43 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.85%) Hadoop
8 29 (1.49%) MongoDB
9 27 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 25 (1.29%) MySQL
11 24 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 22 (1.13%) DB2
14 21 (1.08%) Power BI
15 20 (1.03%) GIS
15 20 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 20 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
16 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 17 (0.87%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 185 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 141 (7.26%) JIRA
3 87 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 83 (4.27%) Selenium
5 56 (2.88%) Subversion
6 41 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 36 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 34 (1.75%) WebDriver
9 33 (1.70%) Maven
10 32 (1.65%) SpecFlow
11 26 (1.34%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 22 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.13%) JUnit
14 20 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
16 17 (0.87%) JMeter
17 16 (0.82%) Vagrant
18 15 (0.77%) Hudson
18 15 (0.77%) XMLUnit
General
1 467 (24.03%) Finance
2 137 (7.05%) Banking
3 77 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 61 (3.14%) Retail
5 53 (2.73%) Marketing
6 40 (2.06%) Legal
7 35 (1.80%) Front Office
8 27 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.24%) Back Office
10 22 (1.13%) Advertising
10 22 (1.13%) Mandarin Language
11 20 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 18 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
12 18 (0.93%) General Ledger
12 18 (0.93%) Publishing
13 17 (0.87%) Aerospace
13 17 (0.87%) Military
14 15 (0.77%) Games
15 14 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 12 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 386 (19.87%) Developer
2 352 (18.12%) Analyst
3 132 (6.79%) Architect
4 119 (6.12%) Business Analyst
5 93 (4.79%) Project Manager
6 91 (4.68%) .NET Developer
7 68 (3.50%) Consultant
8 64 (3.29%) C# Developer
8 64 (3.29%) Support Engineer
9 58 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 55 (2.83%) Java Developer
11 53 (2.73%) Administrator
12 48 (2.47%) Senior Developer
13 46 (2.37%) Coordinator
14 45 (2.32%) IT Analyst
15 44 (2.26%) Service Analyst
16 42 (2.16%) Tester
17 41 (2.11%) C# .NET Developer
17 41 (2.11%) Network Engineer
18 40 (2.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (11.48%) .NET
2 146 (7.51%) HTML
3 137 (7.05%) CSS
4 102 (5.25%) JSON
5 95 (4.89%) ASP.NET
6 93 (4.79%) REST
7 82 (4.22%) Web Services
8 79 (4.07%) AngularJS
9 76 (3.91%) XML
10 75 (3.86%) .NET Framework
11 61 (3.14%) Node.js
12 59 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 53 (2.73%) SOAP
14 52 (2.68%) HTML5
14 52 (2.68%) jQuery
15 45 (2.32%) Middleware
16 44 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (2.06%) .NET Core
18 38 (1.96%) Spring
19 37 (1.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 322 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 86 (4.43%) User Experience
4 59 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 44 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 31 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 24 (1.24%) Fintech
10 23 (1.18%) Social Media
11 22 (1.13%) iPhone
12 21 (1.08%) Algorithms
13 20 (1.03%) Derivative
14 19 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (0.93%) Clustering
15 18 (0.93%) Private Cloud
16 17 (0.87%) Blackberry
16 17 (0.87%) Fixed Income
16 17 (0.87%) PKI
17 16 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 365 (18.79%) Windows
2 201 (10.34%) Linux
3 103 (5.30%) Windows 7
4 95 (4.89%) Unix
5 87 (4.48%) Windows Server
6 83 (4.27%) Windows 10
7 49 (2.52%) Android
8 40 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (1.96%) Apple iOS
10 32 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (0.87%) CentOS
13 11 (0.57%) AIX
14 10 (0.51%) Solaris
14 10 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
16 8 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.36%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 434 (22.34%) Problem-Solving
3 271 (13.95%) ITIL
4 200 (10.29%) Project Management
5 190 (9.78%) Test Automation
6 183 (9.42%) Scrum
7 147 (7.57%) Software Engineering
8 135 (6.95%) DevOps
9 134 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 128 (6.59%) TDD
11 120 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
12 117 (6.02%) Service Delivery
13 111 (5.71%) Time Management
14 109 (5.61%) Migration
15 108 (5.56%) SDLC
16 100 (5.15%) Change Management
17 99 (5.10%) MVC
17 99 (5.10%) OO
18 98 (5.04%) Service Management
19 96 (4.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 275 (14.15%) SQL
2 223 (11.48%) C#
3 207 (10.65%) JavaScript
4 185 (9.52%) Java
5 153 (7.87%) Python
6 105 (5.40%) PowerShell
7 61 (3.14%) Bash Shell
7 61 (3.14%) C
8 50 (2.57%) C++
9 38 (1.96%) Perl
10 36 (1.85%) VB
11 33 (1.70%) Ruby
12 28 (1.44%) PHP
12 28 (1.44%) VBA
13 25 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.08%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.98%) R
17 15 (0.77%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.67%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 235 (12.09%) Degree
2 186 (9.57%) Security Cleared
3 151 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 42 (2.16%) CISSP
6 39 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 37 (1.90%) CCNP
8 35 (1.80%) PMI Certification
9 31 (1.60%) CISA
10 30 (1.54%) CCNA
11 27 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (1.13%) DV Cleared
13 21 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.03%) PMP
15 19 (0.98%) CEH
15 19 (0.98%) ISTQB
16 18 (0.93%) CISM
17 16 (0.82%) GIAC
17 16 (0.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (4.99%) QA
2 56 (2.88%) SLA
3 54 (2.78%) PMO
4 26 (1.34%) GDPR
5 19 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.51%) PSD2
10 8 (0.41%) COBIT
11 6 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.26%) WAI
13 3 (0.15%) COSO
13 3 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.15%) DO-178B
13 3 (0.15%) IFRS
13 3 (0.15%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 176 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.62%) Docker
3 50 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.72%) XenApp
6 11 (0.57%) Firmware
6 11 (0.57%) Terminal Services
7 10 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (0.31%) HDFS
9 6 (0.31%) vSphere
10 5 (0.26%) KVM
10 5 (0.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (0.26%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.21%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 81 (4.17%) Ansible
2 66 (3.40%) SCCM
3 55 (2.83%) Puppet
4 42 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 32 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (1.44%) Terraform
7 17 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 17 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 15 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (0.67%) Nagios
10 12 (0.62%) CASB
10 12 (0.62%) Salt
10 12 (0.62%) WSUS
11 11 (0.57%) Kibana
12 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.46%) Packer
14 8 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
14 8 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 441 (22.70%) Microsoft
2 170 (8.75%) Oracle
3 103 (5.30%) Cisco
4 81 (4.17%) VMware
5 73 (3.76%) SAP
6 68 (3.50%) HP
7 46 (2.37%) IBM
8 43 (2.21%) Adobe
9 41 (2.11%) Apple
10 40 (2.06%) Google
11 36 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 33 (1.70%) F5
13 32 (1.65%) Remedy
14 31 (1.60%) CheckPoint
14 31 (1.60%) Citrix
15 29 (1.49%) Tableau
16 25 (1.29%) Red Hat
17 24 (1.24%) Juniper
18 23 (1.18%) McAfee
18 23 (1.18%) Salesforce.com