Period
to 16 September 2021

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 16 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 177 62 247
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 26.62% 20.53% 20.55%
As % of the General category 45.85% 41.89% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 40 131
10th Percentile £110 £313 £160
25th Percentile £131 £330 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £313 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year -29.58% -1.39% +9.09%
75th Percentile £456 £525 £494
90th Percentile £585 £579 £600
East of England median daily rate £400 £406 £450
% change year-on-year -1.54% -9.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 4 21
10th Percentile £12.25 " £9.50
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £9.65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £10.59
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% +29.84% -30.56%
75th Percentile £13.75 £16.88 £17.00
90th Percentile £15.50 £21.15 £17.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.86
% change year-on-year -3.70% +4.98% -22.06%

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 386 148 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 58.05% 49.01% 45.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 83 315
10th Percentile £131 £265 £195
25th Percentile £170 £325 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £355 £445 £438
Median % change year-on-year -20.22% +1.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £500 £544 £525
90th Percentile £600 £648 £625
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 21 49
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £9.62
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -3.23% -11.00%
75th Percentile £16.00 £20.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £20.00 £43.75 £47.30
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £23.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year -43.46% +54.03% -10.14%

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 September 2021.

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 16 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
Peterborough +3 122 £133 -60.45% 19
Cambridge -4 35 £360 -26.15% 134
Huntingdon -3 1 - - 6
Social Skills
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 43 (24.29%) ITIL
2 28 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.43%) Windows
3 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
4 21 (11.86%) ITSM
5 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (10.17%) SLA
7 17 (9.60%) Dutch Language
8 16 (9.04%) Active Directory
9 15 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
10 14 (7.91%) Time Management
10 14 (7.91%) French Language
10 14 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (7.91%) Service Delivery
10 14 (7.91%) Windows 10
11 13 (7.34%) Service Management
11 13 (7.34%) SQL
11 13 (7.34%) .NET
11 13 (7.34%) Hungarian Language
12 12 (6.78%) Degree
12 12 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (6.78%) Azure
12 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
12 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
12 12 (6.78%) MCP
12 12 (6.78%) Innovative Thinking
13 11 (6.21%) Legal
13 11 (6.21%) German Language
14 10 (5.65%) Romanian Language
14 10 (5.65%) QA

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 10 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.26%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (6.78%) Azure
3 7 (3.95%) Power Platform
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon Glacier
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.82%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (2.82%) AWS
4 5 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (2.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 5 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (2.82%) CloudFront
4 5 (2.82%) Serverless
5 4 (2.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.13%) Internet
1 2 (1.13%) LAN
1 2 (1.13%) MPLS
2 1 (0.56%) 3G
2 1 (0.56%) ADSL
2 1 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.56%) Firewall
2 1 (0.56%) SD-WAN
2 1 (0.56%) VPN
2 1 (0.56%) WAN
2 1 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.95%) Power BI
1 7 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.39%) MySQL
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.26%) GIS
5 3 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.69%) Tableau
6 2 (1.13%) Metadata
7 1 (0.56%) Big Data
7 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) JIRA
2 3 (1.69%) GitLab
2 3 (1.69%) Ranorex
3 2 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.56%) TestRail
General
1 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.60%) Dutch Language
3 14 (7.91%) French Language
4 13 (7.34%) Hungarian Language
5 11 (6.21%) German Language
5 11 (6.21%) Legal
6 10 (5.65%) Romanian Language
7 8 (4.52%) Marketing
8 6 (3.39%) Finance
9 5 (2.82%) Italian Language
10 4 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (2.26%) Turkish Language
11 3 (1.69%) Lithuanian Language
11 3 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
12 2 (1.13%) Advertising
12 2 (1.13%) Automotive
12 2 (1.13%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.13%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.56%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (25.42%) Service Desk Agent
2 31 (17.51%) Analyst
3 17 (9.60%) Service Analyst
4 12 (6.78%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.21%) Developer
5 11 (6.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.65%) Call Centre Analyst
7 9 (5.08%) Change Analyst
7 9 (5.08%) Change Management Analyst
7 9 (5.08%) Customer Analyst
7 9 (5.08%) ITIL Change Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) IT Support
9 6 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (2.82%) Administrator
10 5 (2.82%) Coordinator
10 5 (2.82%) IT Engineer
11 4 (2.26%) Call Centre Support
11 4 (2.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.34%) .NET
2 10 (5.65%) React
3 9 (5.08%) Node.js
4 8 (4.52%) AngularJS
4 8 (4.52%) HTML
5 6 (3.39%) CSS
6 5 (2.82%) .NET Core
6 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.82%) Web Services
7 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.69%) JSON
7 3 (1.69%) Vue.js
8 2 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.13%) Flask
8 2 (1.13%) SQLAlchemy
8 2 (1.13%) XML
9 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.56%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.56%) REST
9 1 (0.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (2.26%) iPhone
2 4 (2.26%) Life Science
3 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.43%) Windows
2 14 (7.91%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (1.13%) Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.29%) ITIL
2 28 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (11.86%) ITSM
4 14 (7.91%) Service Delivery
4 14 (7.91%) Time Management
5 13 (7.34%) Service Management
6 12 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.78%) Innovative Thinking
7 10 (5.65%) Change Management
7 10 (5.65%) DevOps
7 10 (5.65%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.08%) Project Delivery
9 8 (4.52%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (4.52%) Decision-Making
9 8 (4.52%) Mathematics
10 7 (3.95%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.39%) Migration
11 6 (3.39%) Project Management
11 6 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.34%) SQL
2 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.95%) C#
4 5 (2.82%) C
5 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.26%) VB
6 3 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (6.78%) Degree
2 12 (6.78%) MCP
3 10 (5.65%) CCNA
4 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.26%) PMP
6 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.13%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.17%) SLA
2 10 (5.65%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.56%) GMP
System Software
1 16 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.26%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.69%) Docker
5 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.82%) Terraform
2 4 (2.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.08%) Cisco
3 5 (2.82%) VMware
4 4 (2.26%) ESRI
4 4 (2.26%) Google
4 4 (2.26%) Lumension
4 4 (2.26%) Oracle
4 4 (2.26%) Sophos
5 3 (1.69%) Adobe
5 3 (1.69%) NetApp
6 2 (1.13%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.13%) Omniture
6 2 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.13%) SAP
6 2 (1.13%) Siemens
6 2 (1.13%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.56%) OneTrust
7 1 (0.56%) WatchGuard