Period
to 28 January 2022

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 307 79 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 40.88% 22.01% 18.65%
As % of the General category 63.30% 43.65% 41.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 41 107
10th Percentile £131 £280 £239
25th Percentile £185 £332 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £525 £500 £511
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
East of England median daily rate £456 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +1.39% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 27 20
10th Percentile £12.25 - £9.50
25th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £11.84
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.40% -4.29%
75th Percentile £13.75 £14.50 £18.13
90th Percentile £14.75 £24.50 £49.00
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% -7.62%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 485 181 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 64.58% 50.42% 45.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 103 245
10th Percentile £133 £218 £200
25th Percentile £244 £310 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £435
Median % change year-on-year - +3.45% -0.57%
75th Percentile £525 £526 £538
90th Percentile £603 £588 £608
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 53 84
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.50 £12.13
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £13.38
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% -15.15% -5.71%
75th Percentile £14.75 £16.50 £19.06
90th Percentile £20.13 £36.55 £47.93
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -38.64% +29.41% -1.85%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Cambridgeshire

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Cambridgeshire

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Cambridgeshire

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Cambridgeshire

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in Cambridgeshire

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough 0 213 £200 -49.84% 31
Cambridge -1 57 £475 - 153
Huntingdon 0 3 £110 -72.50% 5
March - 1 - -
Social Skills
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 90 (29.32%) ITIL
2 80 (26.06%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (23.78%) Service Delivery
4 69 (22.48%) Incident Management
5 66 (21.50%) Windows
6 64 (20.85%) Microsoft
7 59 (19.22%) MCP
8 57 (18.57%) Active Directory
9 48 (15.64%) Mathematics
10 46 (14.98%) Problem Management
11 41 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
12 39 (12.70%) SLA
13 36 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (11.40%) Microsoft 365
15 31 (10.10%) Change Management
16 28 (9.12%) Degree
17 26 (8.47%) ITSM
18 25 (8.14%) Security Cleared
19 24 (7.82%) Hungarian Language
19 24 (7.82%) Azure
20 23 (7.49%) Time Management
21 22 (7.17%) AWS
22 21 (6.84%) SharePoint
23 20 (6.51%) Citrix
24 19 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
24 19 (6.19%) DNS
24 19 (6.19%) SQL
24 19 (6.19%) Service Management
24 19 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 21 (6.84%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (3.26%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.95%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.63%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.30%) Confluence
7 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (13.36%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.28%) FileZilla
4 6 (1.95%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.40%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (7.82%) Azure
3 22 (7.17%) AWS
4 9 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.93%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 9 (2.93%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 7 (2.28%) OneDrive
5 7 (2.28%) Route 53
5 7 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.63%) SaaS
8 3 (0.98%) IaaS
8 3 (0.98%) PaaS
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.65%) GCP
9 2 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.19%) DNS
2 13 (4.23%) DHCP
3 10 (3.26%) Skype
4 9 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.30%) HTTP
5 4 (1.30%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.30%) IPsec
5 4 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.30%) SNMP
5 4 (1.30%) SSH
5 4 (1.30%) WebEx
6 2 (0.65%) Firewall
6 2 (0.65%) LAN
6 2 (0.65%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.33%) FTP
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) VPN
7 1 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.28%) GIS
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.65%) MySQL
3 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.65%) Power BI
4 1 (0.33%) Metadata
4 1 (0.33%) MS Access
4 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (1.95%) JIRA
2 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.65%) GitLab
3 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.33%) Selenium
4 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.82%) Hungarian Language
3 15 (4.89%) French Language
3 15 (4.89%) Romanian Language
4 12 (3.91%) German Language
5 11 (3.58%) Finance
5 11 (3.58%) Legal
6 9 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
7 8 (2.61%) Spanish Language
7 8 (2.61%) Turkish Language
8 7 (2.28%) Dutch Language
9 6 (1.95%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.30%) Lithuanian Language
10 4 (1.30%) Public Sector
11 3 (0.98%) Marketing
12 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (28.99%) Analyst
2 62 (20.20%) Service Analyst
2 62 (20.20%) Service Desk Agent
3 59 (19.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (10.10%) Call Centre Analyst
5 30 (9.77%) Customer Analyst
6 18 (5.86%) Support Engineer
6 18 (5.86%) Technical Analyst
7 17 (5.54%) Technical Services Analyst
8 15 (4.89%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (4.89%) IT Support
9 13 (4.23%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.58%) Change Analyst
10 11 (3.58%) Change Management Analyst
10 11 (3.58%) ITIL Change Analyst
11 10 (3.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.26%) Administrator
12 8 (2.61%) Business Analyst
12 8 (2.61%) Developer
12 8 (2.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.26%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) .NET Core
3 7 (2.28%) React
4 6 (1.95%) WCF
4 6 (1.95%) WPF
5 5 (1.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.63%) Web Services
6 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (1.30%) LDAP
6 4 (1.30%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.98%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.98%) HTML
7 3 (0.98%) RESTful
7 3 (0.98%) WinForms
7 3 (0.98%) XML
8 2 (0.65%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.65%) Node.js
8 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.19%) iPhone
2 17 (5.54%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.26%) Replication
5 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.63%) User Experience
6 4 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.98%) PKI
7 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.65%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.33%) CMDB
9 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.33%) Life Science
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (21.50%) Windows
2 19 (6.19%) Windows 10
2 19 (6.19%) Windows Server
2 19 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (5.21%) Windows Server 2016
3 16 (5.21%) Windows Server 2019
4 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.61%) Linux
6 6 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.30%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.65%) Unix
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (29.32%) ITIL
2 80 (26.06%) Problem-Solving
3 73 (23.78%) Service Delivery
4 69 (22.48%) Incident Management
5 48 (15.64%) Mathematics
6 46 (14.98%) Problem Management
7 36 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (10.10%) Change Management
9 26 (8.47%) ITSM
10 23 (7.49%) Time Management
11 19 (6.19%) Service Management
12 16 (5.21%) ITIL V3
12 16 (5.21%) Project Management
13 15 (4.89%) Migration
14 14 (4.56%) DevOps
15 13 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (4.23%) Mentoring
16 12 (3.91%) Computer Science
16 12 (3.91%) Waterfall
17 11 (3.58%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.19%) SQL
2 15 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.58%) C
4 8 (2.61%) C#
5 6 (1.95%) VB
6 5 (1.63%) Python
7 4 (1.30%) C++
7 4 (1.30%) XAML
8 3 (0.98%) Perl
9 2 (0.65%) Bash
9 2 (0.65%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.33%) Java
10 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.33%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (19.22%) MCP
2 28 (9.12%) Degree
3 25 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 19 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (5.21%) SC Cleared
6 13 (4.23%) CCNA
6 13 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (3.58%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.63%) PMP
10 4 (1.30%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.30%) PhD
11 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.70%) SLA
2 6 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 57 (18.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.95%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.30%) NFS
6 3 (0.98%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) RHEV
8 1 (0.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (6.19%) AirWatch
2 10 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.61%) Ansible
3 8 (2.61%) Terraform
4 7 (2.28%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 6 (1.95%) SCCM
6 4 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.98%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
9 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 64 (20.85%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.51%) Citrix
3 18 (5.86%) Cisco
4 15 (4.89%) VMware
5 7 (2.28%) CloudEndure
6 6 (1.95%) ESRI
6 6 (1.95%) Lumension
6 6 (1.95%) NetApp
6 6 (1.95%) Oracle
6 6 (1.95%) Sophos
7 5 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.63%) SAP
8 4 (1.30%) Dell KACE
9 3 (0.98%) LogRhythm
9 3 (0.98%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.65%) Google
11 1 (0.33%) HP
11 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.33%) Veeam
11 1 (0.33%) Workday