Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 23 May 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 815 522 714
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 18.32% 16.86% 18.30%
As % of the General category 32.24% 28.09% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 327 452
10th Percentile £262 £355 £181
25th Percentile £450 £425 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
75th Percentile £660 £613 £575
90th Percentile £775 £713 £668
London median daily rate £575 £525 £485
% change year-on-year +9.52% +8.25% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 17
10th Percentile £18.50 £11.95 £13.40
25th Percentile £21.00 £14.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.25 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.35% +11.84% +14.46%
75th Percentile £46.75 £28.06 £38.68
90th Percentile £63.35 £33.43 £38.95
London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +25.00% +12.42%

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 Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,528 1,858 2,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 56.82% 59.99% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 1,313 1,590
10th Percentile £339 £358 £288
25th Percentile £463 £444 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £644 £600
90th Percentile £781 £719 £688
London median daily rate £578 £530 £525
% change year-on-year +9.05% +0.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 44
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.50 £13.69
Median hourly rate £40.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +131.43% -6.42% -
75th Percentile £51.75 £24.38 £36.29
90th Percentile £63.15 £30.88 £42.80
London median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +29.09% +19.57% +15.00%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Central London

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Central London

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Central London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Central London

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Central London

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in Central London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in Central London

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
City of London +1 763 £550 +4.76% 215
West End of London +7 20 £517 - 10
Camden - 18 £517 - 9
City of Westminster 0 10 £515 -31.33% 1
Lambeth +7 1 £425 +5.99%
Southwark +6 1 £250 -47.37%
Social Skills
London

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 Central London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 322 (39.51%) Finance
2 272 (33.37%) Agile
3 164 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
4 144 (17.67%) Microsoft
5 136 (16.69%) Project Management
6 130 (15.95%) SQL
6 130 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
7 128 (15.71%) Banking
8 127 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 116 (14.23%) Azure
10 101 (12.39%) AWS
11 95 (11.66%) DevOps
12 94 (11.53%) Migration
13 86 (10.55%) Legal
14 85 (10.43%) Windows
15 82 (10.06%) JIRA
16 77 (9.45%) Degree
16 77 (9.45%) Scrum
17 75 (9.20%) Python
17 75 (9.20%) CI/CD
18 72 (8.83%) GDPR
19 71 (8.71%) Financial Institution
20 69 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
21 67 (8.22%) Data Protection
22 65 (7.98%) ITIL
22 65 (7.98%) Java
22 65 (7.98%) Hedge funds
22 65 (7.98%) Project Delivery
23 63 (7.73%) Presentation Skills
23 63 (7.73%) Active Directory

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 32 (3.93%) Confluence
2 23 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.35%) Apache
4 10 (1.23%) CMS
4 10 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.49%) SAS
8 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.37%) JBoss
8 3 (0.37%) nginx
8 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.25%) Drupal
9 2 (0.25%) Jetty
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 55 (6.75%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (4.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.37%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.25%) Sketch
7 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Blender
8 1 (0.12%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.12%) Houdini
8 1 (0.12%) InVision
8 1 (0.12%) Maya
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.12%) Snagit
8 1 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.61%) MoSes
2 4 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) Workfront
3 3 (0.37%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.25%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.25%) C-CURE
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.25%) Shopify
4 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.12%) Maximo
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 116 (14.23%) Azure
2 101 (12.39%) AWS
3 69 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (5.28%) Serverless
5 33 (4.05%) Power Platform
6 30 (3.68%) GCP
7 29 (3.56%) AWS Lambda
8 25 (3.07%) SaaS
9 16 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.60%) PaaS
11 12 (1.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 12 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (1.47%) GitHub
12 11 (1.35%) IaaS
13 10 (1.23%) Amazon EKS
13 10 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
14 9 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.10%) OpenShift
15 8 (0.98%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.21%) DNS
2 15 (1.84%) DHCP
3 10 (1.23%) Firewall
3 10 (1.23%) WAN
4 9 (1.10%) Internet
4 9 (1.10%) Network Security
5 8 (0.98%) SD-WAN
5 8 (0.98%) Wireless
6 7 (0.86%) SSH
6 7 (0.86%) VPN
7 6 (0.74%) Skype
8 5 (0.61%) LAN
8 5 (0.61%) NAS
8 5 (0.61%) SAN
8 5 (0.61%) VoIP
9 4 (0.49%) MPLS
9 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.37%) Broadband
10 3 (0.37%) HTTP
10 3 (0.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
1 49 (6.01%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 31 (3.80%) Power BI
4 18 (2.21%) Big Data
5 17 (2.09%) RDBMS
6 13 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 13 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.47%) Oracle Database
7 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 10 (1.23%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.23%) Metadata
8 10 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.10%) DB2
10 8 (0.98%) MySQL
11 7 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.86%) Tableau
12 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 82 (10.06%) JIRA
2 52 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 8 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.61%) webpack
8 4 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.49%) git-flow
8 4 (0.49%) GitLab
8 4 (0.49%) Maven
9 3 (0.37%) Babel
9 3 (0.37%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.37%) Gradle
9 3 (0.37%) kappa
9 3 (0.37%) RSpec
9 3 (0.37%) Selenium
9 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 322 (39.51%) Finance
2 130 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
3 128 (15.71%) Banking
4 86 (10.55%) Legal
5 71 (8.71%) Financial Institution
6 63 (7.73%) Presentation Skills
7 50 (6.13%) Influencing Skills
8 40 (4.91%) Front Office
9 36 (4.42%) Investment Banking
10 35 (4.29%) Public Sector
11 33 (4.05%) Organisational Skills
12 25 (3.07%) Documentation Skills
12 25 (3.07%) Retail
13 20 (2.45%) Marketing
14 16 (1.96%) Telecoms
15 14 (1.72%) Back Office
16 10 (1.23%) Law
17 9 (1.10%) Spanish Language
18 8 (0.98%) Advertising
19 6 (0.74%) German Language
Job Titles
1 185 (22.70%) Analyst
2 118 (14.48%) Developer
3 85 (10.43%) Business Analyst
4 67 (8.22%) Architect
5 53 (6.50%) Project Manager
6 33 (4.05%) Consultant
7 31 (3.80%) IT Analyst
8 30 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 24 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 24 (2.94%) Desktop Support
9 24 (2.94%) Java Developer
10 23 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 21 (2.58%) Applications Support
11 21 (2.58%) IT Business Analyst
11 21 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.45%) Business IT Analyst
13 19 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.21%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (2.21%) Designer
15 17 (2.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.03%) HTML
2 40 (4.91%) .NET
3 38 (4.66%) React
4 30 (3.68%) CSS
5 29 (3.56%) Node.js
6 27 (3.31%) AngularJS
7 26 (3.19%) Kafka
8 25 (3.07%) REST
8 25 (3.07%) Spring
9 20 (2.45%) HTML5
10 18 (2.21%) Spring Boot
11 16 (1.96%) RESTful
12 14 (1.72%) Web Services
13 12 (1.47%) CSS3
13 12 (1.47%) JSON
13 12 (1.47%) XML
14 10 (1.23%) .NET Framework
14 10 (1.23%) Django
14 10 (1.23%) jQuery
14 10 (1.23%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.98%) Hedge funds
2 38 (4.66%) User Experience
3 33 (4.05%) Public Cloud
4 30 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (2.82%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.33%) Equities
6 19 (2.33%) Social Media
6 19 (2.33%) Virtual Team
7 17 (2.09%) Derivative
8 16 (1.96%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.84%) Reinsurance
10 12 (1.47%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.23%) Blackberry
12 9 (1.10%) iSeries
13 8 (0.98%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
14 7 (0.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 85 (10.43%) Windows
2 50 (6.13%) Linux
3 35 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.21%) Unix
5 16 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.47%) Android
8 9 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.86%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.61%) CentOS
10 5 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.25%) VMS
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (33.37%) Agile
2 164 (20.12%) Problem-Solving
3 136 (16.69%) Project Management
4 127 (15.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (11.66%) DevOps
6 94 (11.53%) Migration
7 77 (9.45%) Scrum
8 75 (9.20%) CI/CD
9 67 (8.22%) Data Protection
10 65 (7.98%) ITIL
10 65 (7.98%) Project Delivery
11 58 (7.12%) Change Management
12 52 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 52 (6.38%) Risk Management
13 44 (5.40%) Software Engineering
14 43 (5.28%) Analytics
14 43 (5.28%) AOP
15 42 (5.15%) Computer Science
15 42 (5.15%) Data Analysis
16 41 (5.03%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 130 (15.95%) SQL
2 75 (9.20%) Python
3 65 (7.98%) Java
4 46 (5.64%) JavaScript
5 41 (5.03%) C#
6 34 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 26 (3.19%) TypeScript
8 25 (3.07%) C
9 16 (1.96%) Bash
10 15 (1.84%) Ruby
11 12 (1.47%) ES6
11 12 (1.47%) R
12 10 (1.23%) Perl
12 10 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.10%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.98%) Scala
15 6 (0.74%) C++
15 6 (0.74%) Go
15 6 (0.74%) Groovy
16 4 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (9.45%) Degree
2 45 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.47%) AWS Certification
6 10 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.86%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.74%) ISEB
9 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.74%) PMP
10 5 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.49%) MCTS
11 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.49%) RHCA
11 4 (0.49%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (0.37%) ACCA
12 3 (0.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (8.83%) GDPR
2 33 (4.05%) QA
3 32 (3.93%) PMO
4 18 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.72%) SLA
6 8 (0.98%) Accessibility
6 8 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.98%) NIST
7 7 (0.86%) COBIT
8 4 (0.49%) WCAG
9 3 (0.37%) GMP
10 2 (0.25%) GRC
10 2 (0.25%) ITGC
10 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.25%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.12%) COSO
11 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.12%) P3O
11 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 63 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.79%) Docker
3 21 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.49%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.37%) XenApp
8 2 (0.25%) Firmware
8 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.12%) Microcode
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (4.79%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.19%) Ansible
2 26 (3.19%) Terraform
3 24 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (2.58%) SCCM
5 9 (1.10%) Puppet
6 8 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.74%) Packer
8 4 (0.49%) Consul
8 4 (0.49%) Prometheus
8 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.49%) WMI
9 3 (0.37%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.37%) Icinga
9 3 (0.37%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.37%) Oozie
9 3 (0.37%) Salt
10 2 (0.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 144 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.91%) Oracle
3 27 (3.31%) ServiceNow
4 24 (2.94%) Google
5 22 (2.70%) VMware
6 21 (2.58%) SAP
7 18 (2.21%) Citrix
7 18 (2.21%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.09%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (1.84%) Cisco
10 14 (1.72%) Splunk
11 12 (1.47%) Apple
12 11 (1.35%) Adobe
13 7 (0.86%) Bloomberg
13 7 (0.86%) Dell
13 7 (0.86%) IBM
14 6 (0.74%) BMC
14 6 (0.74%) Remedy
15 5 (0.61%) DevExpress
15 5 (0.61%) HP