Period
to 26 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 26 September 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 500 210 832
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 21.71% 20.53% 20.38%
As % of the General category 40.36% 38.75% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 116 366
10th Percentile £300 £225 £200
25th Percentile £358 £351 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £414
Median % change year-on-year - +14.80% +3.44%
75th Percentile £575 £561 £525
90th Percentile £650 £638 £588
South East median daily rate £475 £434 £438
% change year-on-year +9.51% -0.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 30
10th Percentile " £12.60 £12.98
25th Percentile £9.67 £14.19 £14.33
Median hourly rate £10.19 £27.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -62.26% +50.00% -10.00%
75th Percentile £23.75 £27.88 £45.25
90th Percentile £28.75 £30.15 £82.63
South East median hourly rate £19.52 £21.71 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.07% +27.68% +5.59%

Social Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,239 542 2,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 53.80% 52.98% 55.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 287 926
10th Percentile £285 £241 £226
25th Percentile £363 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.17% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £531
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £443
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.69% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 83
10th Percentile £9.67 £12.95 £13.08
25th Percentile £15.13 £17.45 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.05 £21.98
Median % change year-on-year +6.89% -4.23% +4.67%
75th Percentile £60.50 £34.50 £48.75
90th Percentile £71.50 £49.94 £73.75
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £24.65 £21.76
% change year-on-year -2.64% +13.28% +24.34%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Berkshire

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Berkshire

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Berkshire

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Berkshire

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in Berkshire

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 26 September 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
Reading +1 279 £500 +5.26% 88
Slough +4 62 £365 +21.67% 17
Bracknell -4 30 £234 -0.53% 20
Maidenhead 0 22 £331 +14.22% 4
Newbury -1 21 £425 +6.25% 9
Wokingham -3 3 £675 - 16
Windsor -2 2 £525 - 1
Social Skills
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Social Skills 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 130 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (23.80%) Telecoms
3 97 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 95 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
5 88 (17.60%) Microsoft
6 85 (17.00%) Azure
7 77 (15.40%) Project Management
8 76 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (13.60%) Finance
10 57 (11.40%) Migration
10 57 (11.40%) DevOps
11 51 (10.20%) SQL
12 50 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
13 48 (9.60%) Oracle
14 47 (9.40%) Degree
15 45 (9.00%) Microsoft 365
16 44 (8.80%) ITIL
17 41 (8.20%) JIRA
18 40 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
19 37 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
20 35 (7.00%) Change Management
20 35 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 35 (7.00%) Project Delivery
21 32 (6.40%) Windows
22 31 (6.20%) Marketing
22 31 (6.20%) Analytics
22 31 (6.20%) Organisational Skills
23 30 (6.00%) Linux
24 28 (5.60%) ETL
24 28 (5.60%) .NET

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 12 (2.40%) Confluence
2 10 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.60%) CMS
4 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.80%) IIS
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.20%) Jadu
9 1 (0.20%) Liferay
9 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.20%) nginx
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.20%) SAS
9 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.40%) Figma
6 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.40%) InVision
6 2 (0.40%) Sketch
6 2 (0.40%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (1.60%) NetSuite
3 6 (1.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 6 (1.20%) Oracle SCM
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.20%) Demantra
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.20%) HFM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.20%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 85 (17.00%) Azure
2 45 (9.00%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (5.60%) AWS
4 25 (5.00%) SaaS
5 17 (3.40%) Power Platform
6 12 (2.40%) Serverless
7 10 (2.00%) GCP
8 9 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.60%) GitHub
9 8 (1.60%) PaaS
10 6 (1.20%) Trello
11 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 4 (0.80%) Azure Service Bus
12 4 (0.80%) Azure Stack
12 4 (0.80%) npm
13 3 (0.60%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.60%) Azure Logic Apps
13 3 (0.60%) Azure Pipelines
13 3 (0.60%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.00%) Firewall
2 16 (3.20%) WAN
3 15 (3.00%) LAN
4 14 (2.80%) 5G
5 13 (2.60%) DNS
6 11 (2.20%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.80%) 4G
8 9 (1.80%) Network Security
9 8 (1.60%) 3G
9 8 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.40%) 2G
10 7 (1.40%) HTTP
10 7 (1.40%) Internet
10 7 (1.40%) Wireless
11 6 (1.20%) DHCP
11 6 (1.20%) MPLS
11 6 (1.20%) SNMP
11 6 (1.20%) VPN
11 6 (1.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
1 18 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.00%) Power BI
3 12 (2.40%) Tableau
4 11 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.20%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.80%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.80%) Big Data
7 4 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.60%) MySQL
8 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (8.20%) JIRA
2 11 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.20%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.00%) Postman
4 5 (1.00%) Zephyr
5 4 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (0.80%) Selenium
6 3 (0.60%) Storybook
6 3 (0.60%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.40%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.20%) Bower
8 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.20%) Gradle
8 1 (0.20%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.20%) Maven
8 1 (0.20%) Mocha
8 1 (0.20%) Mockito
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 119 (23.80%) Telecoms
2 95 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (13.60%) Finance
4 50 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
5 31 (6.20%) Marketing
5 31 (6.20%) Organisational Skills
6 20 (4.00%) Legal
7 16 (3.20%) Manufacturing
8 14 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (2.80%) Retail
9 10 (2.00%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (1.60%) Banking
10 8 (1.60%) Law
11 5 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (1.00%) Publishing
12 4 (0.80%) Billing
12 4 (0.80%) Local Government
13 3 (0.60%) French Language
14 2 (0.40%) German Language
14 2 (0.40%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 78 (15.60%) Analyst
2 48 (9.60%) Architect
3 43 (8.60%) Developer
4 41 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 26 (5.20%) Business Analyst
6 24 (4.80%) Consultant
7 20 (4.00%) IT Manager
8 17 (3.40%) Service Manager
8 17 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (3.20%) Data Analyst
9 16 (3.20%) Designer
10 15 (3.00%) Service Transition Manager
10 15 (3.00%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.00%) Telecoms Manager
10 15 (3.00%) Transition Manager
11 12 (2.40%) IT Project Manager
12 11 (2.20%) 1st Line Support
12 11 (2.20%) Administrator
12 11 (2.20%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.60%) .NET
2 20 (4.00%) CSS
2 20 (4.00%) React
3 19 (3.80%) SOAP
4 18 (3.60%) HTML
5 15 (3.00%) REST
6 12 (2.40%) Node.js
7 11 (2.20%) .NET Core
7 11 (2.20%) AngularJS
8 10 (2.00%) JSON
9 8 (1.60%) Vue.js
9 8 (1.60%) Web Services
10 7 (1.40%) Middleware
10 7 (1.40%) RESTful
11 5 (1.00%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.00%) Angular 2
11 5 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (1.00%) jQuery
11 5 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (2.80%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.80%) User Experience
3 12 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 11 (2.20%) Analytical Mindset
4 11 (2.20%) Virtual Team
5 9 (1.80%) Cloud Native
6 7 (1.40%) e-Learning
7 6 (1.20%) DataPower
8 5 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.00%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.00%) Social Media
9 4 (0.80%) EPoS
10 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.60%) Legacy Applications
10 3 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.60%) SCADA
10 3 (0.60%) W3C
11 2 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.40%) Windows
2 30 (6.00%) Linux
3 17 (3.40%) Unix
4 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.00%) Android
5 5 (1.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.80%) Solaris
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) MVS
9 1 (0.20%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (19.40%) Stakeholder Management
3 77 (15.40%) Project Management
4 76 (15.20%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (11.40%) DevOps
5 57 (11.40%) Migration
6 44 (8.80%) ITIL
7 35 (7.00%) Change Management
7 35 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 35 (7.00%) Project Delivery
8 31 (6.20%) Analytics
9 28 (5.60%) ETL
10 27 (5.40%) Scrum
11 26 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (5.20%) Time Management
12 25 (5.00%) Coaching
12 25 (5.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 22 (4.40%) Data Migration
14 21 (4.20%) Process Improvement
15 20 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (10.20%) SQL
2 26 (5.20%) Python
3 24 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.00%) C#
5 10 (2.00%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.80%) Java
7 6 (1.20%) C
7 6 (1.20%) Go
7 6 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.00%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.80%) ES6
10 3 (0.60%) R
10 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.40%) ANSI SQL
11 2 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.40%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) Java 8
12 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (9.40%) Degree
2 25 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.20%) ISEB
6 10 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.60%) CCIE
9 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.40%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.40%) PMP
10 6 (1.20%) CCNP
10 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.00%) CCNA
11 5 (1.00%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.80%) CISSP
12 4 (0.80%) VCP6
13 3 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.00%) PMO
2 21 (4.20%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.40%) GDPR
4 11 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (2.20%) SLA
5 9 (1.80%) QA
6 7 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (1.20%) NIST
8 5 (1.00%) Accessibility
9 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.60%) GRC
10 3 (0.60%) P3O
11 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.20%) COBIT
12 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.20%) GxP
System Software
1 27 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.80%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.60%) OpenAM
3 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.20%) iptables
5 1 (0.20%) Samba
5 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.20%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (1.80%) SCCM
2 7 (1.40%) HP ALM
3 6 (1.20%) Grafana
3 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.20%) Prometheus
4 5 (1.00%) Ansible
4 5 (1.00%) Fluentd
4 5 (1.00%) Kibana
5 4 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.60%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.60%) Nessus
6 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.60%) Terraform
6 3 (0.60%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.40%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (17.60%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.60%) Oracle
3 21 (4.20%) SAP
4 20 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.00%) VMware
6 13 (2.60%) Cisco
7 12 (2.40%) HP
8 11 (2.20%) Adobe
9 10 (2.00%) Fujitsu
10 8 (1.60%) Informatica
10 8 (1.60%) Juniper
10 8 (1.60%) Workday
11 7 (1.40%) Google
11 7 (1.40%) IBM
11 7 (1.40%) Nokia
11 7 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.20%) Citrix
12 6 (1.20%) Dell
12 6 (1.20%) Remedy
12 6 (1.20%) Splunk