Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 171 197 172
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25 -18
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,296 436 1,376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.40% 1.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.16% 4.44% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 258 786
10th Percentile £254 £204 £183
25th Percentile £381 £355 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%
75th Percentile £554 £525 £538
90th Percentile £666 £600 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 71
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.58 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.47 £12.38 £12.00
Median hourly rate £36.11 £21.12 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +70.93% +28.02% -5.71%
75th Percentile £55.00 £31.00 £24.83
90th Percentile £67.75 £48.98 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £20.34 £16.50
% change year-on-year +57.36% +23.24% -

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 25,096 9,825 24,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.81% 31.51% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,604 6,673 15,972
10th Percentile £305 £263 £265
25th Percentile £413 £369 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £581
90th Percentile £725 £723 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 318 861
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.02 £11.68
25th Percentile £15.03 £16.40 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.00% +31.13% +2.50%
75th Percentile £49.63 £45.19 £46.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £57.88 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £23.20 £19.03
% change year-on-year -11.85% +21.91% +0.16%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Self-Motivation in the UK

Self-Motivation
Top 18 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 19 October 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 +18 1,020 £475 +5.56% 860
UK excluding London +34 619 £438 +9.38% 687
London -41 449 £501 +5.37% 235
Work from Home -57 326 £480 +6.67% 163
South East -1 162 £425 +14.86% 154
North of England +3 124 £388 -8.82% 171
Midlands -1 113 £475 +40.74% 145
West Midlands -5 85 £495 +8.79% 87
North West -8 74 £420 -3.11% 91
Scotland -35 66 £420 +12.90% 32
East of England 0 62 £475 +11.44% 70
South West -23 48 £400 -5.88% 83
Yorkshire -8 43 £205 -50.90% 58
Wales -23 32 £508 +27.00% 27
East Midlands -11 27 £325 +45.25% 56
Northern Ireland -2 7 £475 +20.25% 5
North East -13 7 £225 -47.06% 22
Channel Islands - 5 £550 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 677 (52.24%) Social Skills
2 494 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
3 341 (26.31%) Problem-Solving
4 267 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
5 262 (20.22%) Finance
6 246 (18.98%) Microsoft
7 237 (18.29%) Azure
8 226 (17.44%) Windows
9 193 (14.89%) Degree
10 192 (14.81%) DevOps
11 175 (13.50%) SQL
12 153 (11.81%) ITIL
12 153 (11.81%) Scrum
13 151 (11.65%) Project Management
14 150 (11.57%) Security Cleared
15 146 (11.27%) Presentation Skills
16 135 (10.42%) Python
17 129 (9.95%) Test Automation
18 127 (9.80%) AWS
19 126 (9.72%) Git (software)
20 124 (9.57%) Java
20 124 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
21 123 (9.49%) JIRA
22 116 (8.95%) SC Cleared
23 112 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
24 108 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
25 105 (8.10%) Linux
26 103 (7.95%) C#
27 101 (7.79%) SDLC
28 100 (7.72%) .NET

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 47 (3.63%) Confluence
2 44 (3.40%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.39%) Apache
3 18 (1.39%) SAS
4 16 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.00%) MS Exchange
6 11 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.77%) nginx
8 8 (0.62%) CMS
9 7 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.54%) IIS
10 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.15%) Mule
13 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 108 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 95 (7.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.85%) Sketch
5 23 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 19 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
7 17 (1.31%) Photoshop
8 16 (1.23%) Figma
9 14 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (1.00%) InVision
11 11 (0.85%) Zeplin
12 5 (0.39%) FrameMaker
12 5 (0.39%) Marvel
13 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.15%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.15%) CPLEX
15 1 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.077%) OrCAD
15 1 (0.077%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 16 (1.23%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.46%) SAP SD
4 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.31%) Magento
5 4 (0.31%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.23%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP LE
6 3 (0.23%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.23%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.15%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 237 (18.29%) Azure
2 127 (9.80%) AWS
3 94 (7.25%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (2.47%) GCP
4 32 (2.47%) Power Platform
5 27 (2.08%) Serverless
6 26 (2.01%) PaaS
7 25 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 23 (1.77%) SaaS
9 22 (1.70%) IaaS
10 21 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.16%) GitHub
11 15 (1.16%) OneDrive
12 12 (0.93%) Azure Functions
13 11 (0.85%) Azure Key Vault
14 10 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
14 10 (0.77%) Azure Service Bus
15 9 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
15 9 (0.69%) Google Workspace
15 9 (0.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.09%) Firewall
2 44 (3.40%) TCP/IP
3 40 (3.09%) DNS
4 28 (2.16%) VPN
5 24 (1.85%) WAN
6 21 (1.62%) DHCP
6 21 (1.62%) LAN
6 21 (1.62%) SNMP
6 21 (1.62%) VoIP
6 21 (1.62%) Wireless
7 16 (1.23%) Internet
8 15 (1.16%) HTTP
8 15 (1.16%) Network Security
9 14 (1.08%) LTE
9 14 (1.08%) OSPF
9 14 (1.08%) VLAN
10 13 (1.00%) BGP
11 11 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 11 (0.85%) SAN
11 11 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.47%) Relational Database
3 30 (2.31%) Power BI
4 29 (2.24%) Data Lake
4 29 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 27 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
7 22 (1.70%) Big Data
8 19 (1.47%) MongoDB
8 19 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (1.47%) Tableau
9 16 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.08%) MySQL
10 14 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.77%) SAP HANA
13 9 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 126 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 123 (9.49%) JIRA
3 87 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.85%) Maven
4 24 (1.85%) Selenium
5 22 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
6 20 (1.54%) GitLab
6 20 (1.54%) Subversion
7 18 (1.39%) Bitbucket
7 18 (1.39%) Postman
7 18 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.00%) Axure RP
9 13 (1.00%) Visual Studio
10 12 (0.93%) Appium
10 12 (0.93%) IntelliJ
11 9 (0.69%) Artifactory
11 9 (0.69%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.69%) SonarQube
11 9 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 677 (52.24%) Social Skills
2 267 (20.60%) Analytical Skills
3 262 (20.22%) Finance
4 146 (11.27%) Presentation Skills
5 87 (6.71%) Influencing Skills
6 77 (5.94%) Public Sector
7 61 (4.71%) Marketing
8 60 (4.63%) Retail
9 56 (4.32%) Telecoms
10 52 (4.01%) Organisational Skills
11 50 (3.86%) Banking
12 38 (2.93%) Documentation Skills
13 31 (2.39%) Legal
14 24 (1.85%) Front Office
14 24 (1.85%) Military
15 21 (1.62%) Manufacturing
16 18 (1.39%) Billing
16 18 (1.39%) Investment Banking
17 17 (1.31%) Electronics
18 16 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 220 (16.98%) Analyst
2 177 (13.66%) Developer
3 92 (7.10%) Architect
4 86 (6.64%) Project Manager
5 76 (5.86%) Consultant
6 74 (5.71%) Business Analyst
7 48 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 42 (3.24%) Designer
9 39 (3.01%) Software Engineer
10 38 (2.93%) Service Analyst
11 36 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (2.70%) Test Analyst
13 34 (2.62%) Azure Engineer
13 34 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
14 30 (2.31%) Cloud Engineer
14 30 (2.31%) Service Desk Analyst
14 30 (2.31%) Support Engineer
15 28 (2.16%) C# Developer
16 26 (2.01%) Desktop Engineer
17 24 (1.85%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.72%) .NET
2 71 (5.48%) HTML
3 55 (4.24%) React
4 52 (4.01%) REST
5 51 (3.94%) RESTful
6 47 (3.63%) CSS
7 46 (3.55%) .NET Framework
8 44 (3.40%) Node.js
9 42 (3.24%) XML
10 37 (2.85%) AngularJS
11 34 (2.62%) Kafka
12 31 (2.39%) HTML5
12 31 (2.39%) JSON
13 29 (2.24%) Spring
13 29 (2.24%) Web Services
14 27 (2.08%) .NET Core
15 24 (1.85%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.85%) Spring Boot
16 18 (1.39%) SOAP
17 16 (1.23%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.63%) User Experience
2 57 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.62%) Public Cloud
4 32 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
4 32 (2.47%) Virtual Team
5 31 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (1.39%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
10 16 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.23%) Driving Licence
10 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.23%) NHS
11 14 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (0.93%) PMI
13 11 (0.85%) PKI
13 11 (0.85%) W3C
14 9 (0.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 226 (17.44%) Windows
2 105 (8.10%) Linux
3 52 (4.01%) Windows Server
4 49 (3.78%) Windows 10
5 32 (2.47%) Android
6 28 (2.16%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.23%) Unix
8 14 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.39%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.31%) Solaris
12 4 (0.31%) VMS
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) AIX
13 3 (0.23%) CentOS
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.077%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (26.31%) Problem-Solving
3 192 (14.81%) DevOps
4 153 (11.81%) ITIL
4 153 (11.81%) Scrum
5 151 (11.65%) Project Management
6 129 (9.95%) Test Automation
7 124 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 101 (7.79%) SDLC
10 97 (7.48%) Decision-Making
11 96 (7.41%) Configuration Management
12 91 (7.02%) Service Management
13 90 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 87 (6.71%) Project Delivery
14 87 (6.71%) Time Management
15 84 (6.48%) Migration
16 80 (6.17%) Analytics
17 77 (5.94%) Data Modelling
18 69 (5.32%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 175 (13.50%) SQL
2 135 (10.42%) Python
3 124 (9.57%) Java
4 103 (7.95%) C#
5 94 (7.25%) JavaScript
6 66 (5.09%) PowerShell
7 57 (4.40%) C++
8 56 (4.32%) C
9 45 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 38 (2.93%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.85%) PHP
12 18 (1.39%) Java 8
12 18 (1.39%) Perl
13 16 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 14 (1.08%) Ruby
15 13 (1.00%) VB
16 12 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.85%) Groovy
18 10 (0.77%) VBScript
19 9 (0.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 193 (14.89%) Degree
2 150 (11.57%) Security Cleared
3 116 (8.95%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (1.85%) PMI Certification
5 21 (1.62%) PMP
6 20 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.31%) CISSP
7 17 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.16%) ISTQB
9 15 (1.16%) Master's Degree
9 15 (1.16%) MCP
10 14 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.93%) CISM
12 8 (0.62%) ISEB
12 8 (0.62%) MCSA
12 8 (0.62%) MCSE
13 7 (0.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.56%) QA
2 55 (4.24%) SLA
3 34 (2.62%) Accessibility
4 29 (2.24%) PMO
5 24 (1.85%) GDPR
6 23 (1.77%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.93%) NIST
8 10 (0.77%) NIST 800
9 7 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.54%) IFRS
10 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.39%) Basel III
11 5 (0.39%) COREP
11 5 (0.39%) FINREP
11 5 (0.39%) IFRS 9
12 4 (0.31%) GRC
12 4 (0.31%) P3O
13 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 95 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.48%) Docker
3 30 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (0.77%) vSphere
5 8 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.46%) XenApp
7 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.31%) Firmware
8 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.31%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.15%) NFS
9 2 (0.15%) vCloud
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 87 (6.71%) Kubernetes
2 76 (5.86%) Ansible
3 51 (3.94%) Terraform
4 31 (2.39%) SCCM
5 21 (1.62%) Puppet
6 15 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (1.00%) Packer
9 8 (0.62%) Mesos
10 7 (0.54%) Istio
10 7 (0.54%) StackStorm
10 7 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (0.46%) HP ALM
11 6 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 5 (0.39%) RSA Archer
12 5 (0.39%) Salt
12 5 (0.39%) SCOM
12 5 (0.39%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 246 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 57 (4.40%) SAP
3 56 (4.32%) Oracle
4 44 (3.40%) VMware
5 43 (3.32%) Adobe
5 43 (3.32%) Cisco
6 41 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 39 (3.01%) Google
8 37 (2.85%) ServiceNow
9 21 (1.62%) Citrix
10 18 (1.39%) HP
11 17 (1.31%) BT
12 14 (1.08%) Apple
12 14 (1.08%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.08%) Databricks
12 14 (1.08%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 13 (1.00%) IBM
14 10 (0.77%) CheckPoint
14 10 (0.77%) Informatica