Period
to 17 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 17 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.

Influencing Skills
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 119 107 173
Rank change year-on-year -12 +66 +10
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 61 14 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.68% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the General category 2.77% 1.29% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 46
10th Percentile " £246 £378
25th Percentile £500 £444 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +2.38% +2.44%
75th Percentile £688 £605 £603
90th Percentile £1,000 £629 £668
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +2.72%

Influencing 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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2,206 1,088 3,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 60.77% 60.58% 57.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,610 762 2,776
10th Percentile £363 £306 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £516 £514
Median % change year-on-year +8.96% +0.39% -2.05%
75th Percentile £675 £603 £606
90th Percentile £750 £688 £681
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 24 38
10th Percentile £8.00 £13.43 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.63 £17.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.87% +24.32% -1.07%
75th Percentile £34.69 £40.94 £21.18
90th Percentile £42.30 £51.08 £29.97
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +15.00% +6.95%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in the City of London

Influencing Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Influencing Skills in the City of London

Influencing Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Influencing Skills in the City of London

Influencing Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Influencing Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Influencing 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 City of London region with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 41 (67.21%) Social Skills
2 34 (55.74%) Finance
3 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (24.59%) PRINCE2
5 15 (24.59%) Project Delivery
6 13 (21.31%) Project Management
7 12 (19.67%) GDPR
8 11 (18.03%) Business Case
8 11 (18.03%) PMP
9 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (16.39%) Release Management
9 10 (16.39%) Backlog Management
9 10 (16.39%) Backlog Prioritisation
10 9 (14.75%) Microservices
10 9 (14.75%) QA
10 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
11 8 (13.11%) Banking
11 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
11 8 (13.11%) Coaching
11 8 (13.11%) Insurtech
11 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (11.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (11.48%) Matrix Organization
12 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (11.48%) Mobile App
12 7 (11.48%) Information Security

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) SAS
3 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) IaaS
2 3 (4.92%) AWS
2 3 (4.92%) Azure
2 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (3.28%) Serverless
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
1 3 (4.92%) IGMP
1 3 (4.92%) Intranet
1 3 (4.92%) LAN
1 3 (4.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) Broadband
2 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.64%) FTP
2 1 (1.64%) NAS
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
2 1 (1.64%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Metadata
2 3 (4.92%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
General
1 41 (67.21%) Social Skills
2 34 (55.74%) Finance
3 8 (13.11%) Banking
4 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.20%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (6.56%) Retail
7 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.64%) Billing
8 1 (1.64%) Electronics
8 1 (1.64%) Legal
8 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (36.07%) Project Manager
2 13 (21.31%) Architect
3 7 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Analyst
4 6 (9.84%) Digital Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Finance Manager
5 5 (8.20%) Finance Project Manager
6 4 (6.56%) Designer
7 3 (4.92%) Content Designer
8 2 (3.28%) Applications Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Data Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Data Governance Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Governance Consultant
8 2 (3.28%) Project Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) .NET Core
1 2 (3.28%) Kafka
1 2 (3.28%) Node.js
1 2 (3.28%) OAuth
1 2 (3.28%) OpenID
1 2 (3.28%) React
1 2 (3.28%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Mobile App
2 6 (9.84%) Fixed Income
2 6 (9.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (8.20%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.64%) AS400
4 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) iSeries
4 1 (1.64%) LPAR
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.64%) Windows
1 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.87%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (24.59%) PRINCE2
3 15 (24.59%) Project Delivery
4 13 (21.31%) Project Management
5 11 (18.03%) Business Case
6 10 (16.39%) Backlog Management
6 10 (16.39%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 10 (16.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (16.39%) Release Management
7 9 (14.75%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.75%) Microservices
8 8 (13.11%) Coaching
8 8 (13.11%) Insurtech
8 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (11.48%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (11.48%) Migration
9 7 (11.48%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Java
1 1 (1.64%) Python
1 1 (1.64%) R
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
1 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) PMP
2 6 (9.84%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.28%) CISA
4 2 (3.28%) CISM
4 2 (3.28%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) CBAP
5 1 (1.64%) IIBA
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB
5 1 (1.64%) MCT
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MOS
5 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) GDPR
2 9 (14.75%) QA
3 6 (9.84%) Data Quality
3 6 (9.84%) PCI DSS
3 6 (9.84%) PMO
4 4 (6.56%) Accessibility
5 2 (3.28%) GRC
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco
2 1 (1.64%) IBM
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft