Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 148 168
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20 -13
Contract jobs citing Self-Motivation 1,373 1,937 1,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.87% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.36% 5.76% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 761 1,114 971
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +11.33%
10th Percentile £160 £218 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 139 121
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £18.00 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +10.09% +15.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.77 £11.41
90th Percentile £45.12 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £16.99 £14.50
% change year-on-year +21.41% +17.16% +3.57%

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 25,606 33,611 34,159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.16% 32.38% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,217 21,935 22,457
UK median daily rate £466 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.89% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,060 1,041
UK median hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.25% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £19.34
% change year-on-year +16.88% -0.47% -3.30%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 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 -12 1,246 £450 +5.88% 890
UK excluding London -29 785 £405 +1.25% 772
London +4 531 £475 - 177
South East -23 272 £400 -10.36% 176
North of England +15 168 £365 -2.67% 188
South West -12 115 £424 +10.13% 88
North West +44 98 £340 -9.33% 112
Midlands +12 93 £450 +12.50% 154
East of England -5 65 £450 +3.45% 107
West Midlands +13 62 £453 +13.13% 81
Yorkshire -1 49 £325 -13.33% 52
Scotland -17 44 £419 +6.01% 28
East Midlands +20 29 £438 +26.81% 72
Wales +3 27 £413 +13.01% 23
North East -1 21 £420 +12.00% 24
Isle of Man +4 1 - -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £425 +11.84% 6

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 367 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (23.31%) Microsoft
3 290 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
4 286 (20.83%) Windows
5 274 (19.96%) Finance
6 260 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
7 238 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
8 198 (14.42%) Security Cleared
9 197 (14.35%) SQL
10 179 (13.04%) ITIL
11 154 (11.22%) SC Cleared
11 154 (11.22%) Degree
12 145 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
13 136 (9.91%) Azure
14 135 (9.83%) Active Directory
15 128 (9.32%) Project Management
16 123 (8.96%) Java
16 123 (8.96%) Office 365
17 119 (8.67%) Python
18 117 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 114 (8.30%) Linux
20 111 (8.08%) Migration
21 105 (7.65%) JavaScript
21 105 (7.65%) DevOps
22 104 (7.57%) Scrum
23 102 (7.43%) SDLC
24 94 (6.85%) Git (software)
25 93 (6.77%) Test Automation
26 91 (6.63%) Analytics
27 87 (6.34%) Project Delivery

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 69 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.57%) Confluence
3 28 (2.04%) Apache Spark
4 26 (1.89%) IIS
5 25 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.31%) Apache
7 16 (1.17%) CMS
7 16 (1.17%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 9 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.66%) nginx
10 6 (0.44%) SAS
11 5 (0.36%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.29%) Luigi
13 3 (0.22%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 238 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
2 145 (10.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 85 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (2.48%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (2.04%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.66%) PTC Creo
8 8 (0.58%) Windchill
9 7 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.44%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.36%) Simulink
12 4 (0.29%) InVision
12 4 (0.29%) Sketch
13 3 (0.22%) CATIA
13 3 (0.22%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 3 (0.22%) SPSS
13 3 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.29%) Eikon
4 4 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.29%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.22%) assyst
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 136 (9.91%) Azure
2 123 (8.96%) Office 365
3 78 (5.68%) AWS
4 33 (2.40%) GCP
5 29 (2.11%) SaaS
6 26 (1.89%) GitHub
7 23 (1.68%) Power Platform
8 20 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.31%) OpenShift
10 17 (1.24%) IaaS
10 17 (1.24%) PaaS
11 15 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 15 (1.09%) OneDrive
12 14 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
15 8 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 7 (0.51%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.44%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 68 (4.95%) Firewall
2 65 (4.73%) TCP/IP
3 58 (4.22%) Internet
4 51 (3.71%) DNS
5 43 (3.13%) WAN
6 40 (2.91%) LAN
7 37 (2.69%) VPN
8 33 (2.40%) Wireless
9 31 (2.26%) SAN
10 30 (2.18%) Skype
11 21 (1.53%) DHCP
12 19 (1.38%) Network Security
13 18 (1.31%) NAS
14 14 (1.02%) Intranet
14 14 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.95%) ISDN
15 13 (0.95%) NX-OS
16 12 (0.87%) BGP
16 12 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
17 11 (0.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.79%) Big Data
3 36 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 35 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 34 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 24 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.68%) Power BI
9 20 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
10 19 (1.38%) MongoDB
11 18 (1.31%) MySQL
11 18 (1.31%) Qlik Sense
12 16 (1.17%) Data Mining
13 15 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.87%) Apache Hive
15 12 (0.87%) Parquet
16 11 (0.80%) BigQuery
16 11 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 94 (6.85%) Git (software)
2 79 (5.75%) JIRA
3 56 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.68%) Rational DOORS
5 22 (1.60%) Selenium
6 18 (1.31%) Subversion
7 15 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (0.95%) GitLab
8 13 (0.95%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.87%) Gerrit
10 11 (0.80%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.80%) Gradle
10 11 (0.80%) Maven
10 11 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.80%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.73%) Bitbucket
11 10 (0.73%) JMeter
12 9 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.51%) JUnit
13 7 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 274 (19.96%) Finance
2 86 (6.26%) Banking
3 85 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 66 (4.81%) Public Sector
5 50 (3.64%) Marketing
6 38 (2.77%) Retail
7 30 (2.18%) Legal
8 28 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 27 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 24 (1.75%) Law
11 22 (1.60%) Front Office
12 16 (1.17%) Publishing
13 15 (1.09%) Electronics
14 12 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
15 11 (0.80%) Local Government
16 10 (0.73%) Games
16 10 (0.73%) Military
17 8 (0.58%) Automotive
17 8 (0.58%) Billing
17 8 (0.58%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 267 (19.45%) Analyst
2 247 (17.99%) Developer
3 100 (7.28%) Business Analyst
4 71 (5.17%) Architect
5 67 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 61 (4.44%) Service Analyst
7 54 (3.93%) Consultant
8 48 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
9 44 (3.20%) Support Engineer
10 36 (2.62%) Network Engineer
11 34 (2.48%) DevOps Engineer
12 33 (2.40%) Java Developer
13 32 (2.33%) Coordinator
13 32 (2.33%) IT Analyst
14 31 (2.26%) Desktop Support
15 29 (2.11%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (1.97%) 2nd Line Support
16 27 (1.97%) Senior Developer
16 27 (1.97%) Software Engineer
17 23 (1.68%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (5.24%) .NET
2 50 (3.64%) HTML
3 45 (3.28%) REST
4 43 (3.13%) JSON
4 43 (3.13%) RESTful
5 38 (2.77%) CSS
6 36 (2.62%) XML
7 34 (2.48%) Web Services
8 29 (2.11%) Kafka
9 28 (2.04%) Middleware
10 27 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 25 (1.82%) .NET Framework
11 25 (1.82%) Spring
12 21 (1.53%) jQuery
13 20 (1.46%) GraphQL
13 20 (1.46%) SOAP
14 19 (1.38%) React Native
15 17 (1.24%) HTML5
15 17 (1.24%) Node.js
16 15 (1.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 260 (18.94%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.57%) User Experience
3 47 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.62%) Data Centre
5 35 (2.55%) Mobile App
6 33 (2.40%) Algorithms
7 26 (1.89%) Replication
8 25 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (1.31%) NHS
12 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.17%) Animation
14 15 (1.09%) e-Learning
15 13 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
16 12 (0.87%) Driving Licence
16 12 (0.87%) Equities
16 12 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 286 (20.83%) Windows
2 114 (8.30%) Linux
3 77 (5.61%) Windows 10
4 71 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 66 (4.81%) Unix
6 57 (4.15%) Windows 7
7 42 (3.06%) Android
8 41 (2.99%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.66%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.51%) AIX
15 7 (0.51%) CentOS
15 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.44%) Solaris
17 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (21.12%) Problem-Solving
3 179 (13.04%) ITIL
4 128 (9.32%) Project Management
5 117 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 111 (8.08%) Migration
7 105 (7.65%) DevOps
8 104 (7.57%) Scrum
9 102 (7.43%) SDLC
10 93 (6.77%) Test Automation
11 91 (6.63%) Analytics
12 87 (6.34%) Project Delivery
13 84 (6.12%) Service Management
14 81 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
15 78 (5.68%) Data Analysis
16 76 (5.54%) Computer Science
17 73 (5.32%) Workflow
18 71 (5.17%) Change Management
18 71 (5.17%) Service Delivery
19 70 (5.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (14.35%) SQL
2 123 (8.96%) Java
3 119 (8.67%) Python
4 105 (7.65%) JavaScript
5 76 (5.54%) C#
6 75 (5.46%) PowerShell
7 44 (3.20%) C
8 37 (2.69%) PHP
9 35 (2.55%) C++
10 19 (1.38%) Java 8
11 18 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.31%) R
12 17 (1.24%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.24%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.24%) VBA
13 15 (1.09%) Go
13 15 (1.09%) TypeScript
14 14 (1.02%) Ruby
14 14 (1.02%) VB
15 13 (0.95%) Perl
Qualifications
1 198 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 154 (11.22%) Degree
2 154 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 43 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (2.33%) CCNA
8 31 (2.26%) ISTQB
9 29 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.68%) MCSA
11 21 (1.53%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.46%) MCSE
13 18 (1.31%) PMI Certification
14 17 (1.24%) MCP
15 16 (1.17%) ISEB
16 11 (0.80%) PMP
17 10 (0.73%) Dell Certification
18 9 (0.66%) CISSP
18 9 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (6.12%) SLA
2 64 (4.66%) QA
3 26 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.60%) PMO
5 10 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.58%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.44%) GDPR
8 6 (0.44%) NCSC
8 6 (0.44%) NIST
9 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.22%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.22%) WAI
12 2 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.15%) COSHH
12 2 (0.15%) IFRS
12 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 135 (9.83%) Active Directory
2 56 (4.08%) Docker
3 36 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.87%) vSphere
6 11 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.66%) Firmware
8 7 (0.51%) XenApp
9 6 (0.44%) ProxySG
10 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.15%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.073%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.073%) NFS
13 1 (0.073%) RACF
13 1 (0.073%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.073%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (3.20%) Ansible
2 41 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.97%) Puppet
3 27 (1.97%) SCCM
3 27 (1.97%) Terraform
4 22 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.80%) Kibana
6 10 (0.73%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.58%) SCOM
9 7 (0.51%) logstash
9 7 (0.51%) Oozie
10 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.29%) Grafana
12 4 (0.29%) WSUS
13 3 (0.22%) Consul
Vendors
1 320 (23.31%) Microsoft
2 70 (5.10%) Oracle
3 60 (4.37%) Cisco
4 56 (4.08%) VMware
5 45 (3.28%) SAP
6 35 (2.55%) Google
7 31 (2.26%) Adobe
8 29 (2.11%) ServiceNow
9 26 (1.89%) Citrix
9 26 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 26 (1.89%) Tableau
10 24 (1.75%) HP
11 22 (1.60%) F5
12 21 (1.53%) Dell
12 21 (1.53%) Juniper
12 21 (1.53%) McAfee
13 18 (1.31%) Sony
14 17 (1.24%) NetApp
14 17 (1.24%) Red Hat
15 16 (1.17%) EMC