Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 122 174
Rank change year-on-year +16 +52 -2
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 52 24 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.73% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the General category 2.90% 1.49% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 53
10th Percentile £458 £270 £400
25th Percentile £500 £410 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £550 £520
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% -0.95%
75th Percentile £578 £613 £600
90th Percentile £713 £653 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.85% -0.95%

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 1,795 1,613 3,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 59.61% 57.81% 60.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,271 1,168 2,967
10th Percentile £363 £300 £315
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £503 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.45% -4.29% -
75th Percentile £651 £613 £606
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 49
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £11.75 £13.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year +22.99% +5.89% -5.56%
75th Percentile £30.58 £38.71 £26.00
90th Percentile £36.95 £49.85 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.61%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 36 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (46.15%) Finance
4 15 (28.85%) Project Delivery
5 14 (26.92%) Microservices
6 13 (25.00%) Project Management
7 12 (23.08%) Backlog Management
8 11 (21.15%) Backlog Prioritisation
8 11 (21.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 11 (21.15%) GDPR
8 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
8 11 (21.15%) Release Management
9 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
9 10 (19.23%) Coaching
9 10 (19.23%) Insurtech
10 9 (17.31%) Scrum
10 9 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
11 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
11 8 (15.38%) Migration
11 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
11 8 (15.38%) SOA
11 8 (15.38%) ITIL
11 8 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
11 8 (15.38%) Business Case
11 8 (15.38%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (15.38%) Problem-Solving

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 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
2 5 (9.62%) AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Azure
4 3 (5.77%) GCP
5 2 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.85%) Serverless
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) FTP
1 5 (9.62%) NAS
1 5 (9.62%) SAN
2 3 (5.77%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) DB2
2 2 (3.85%) Data Lake
2 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) Power BI
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 36 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 24 (46.15%) Finance
3 8 (15.38%) Presentation Skills
4 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.46%) Banking
5 3 (5.77%) Retail
6 2 (3.85%) Marketing
7 1 (1.92%) Electronics
7 1 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Project Manager
2 11 (21.15%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Digital Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Content Designer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Product Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Product Owner
8 1 (1.92%) Commercial Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.92%) Finance Project Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Programme Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Python Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Training Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) .NET Core
2 2 (3.85%) Kafka
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
2 2 (3.85%) OAuth
2 2 (3.85%) OpenID
2 2 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 5 (9.62%) AS400
2 5 (9.62%) iSeries
2 5 (9.62%) LPAR
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) Project Delivery
3 14 (26.92%) Microservices
4 13 (25.00%) Project Management
5 12 (23.08%) Backlog Management
6 11 (21.15%) Backlog Prioritisation
6 11 (21.15%) PRINCE2
6 11 (21.15%) Release Management
6 11 (21.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 10 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (19.23%) Coaching
7 10 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (19.23%) Insurtech
7 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
8 9 (17.31%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (17.31%) Scrum
9 8 (15.38%) ITIL
9 8 (15.38%) Migration
9 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) R
2 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) PMP
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) SAFe Agilist
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCT
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) GDPR
2 8 (15.38%) PCI DSS
3 7 (13.46%) QA
4 4 (7.69%) Accessibility
5 3 (5.77%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) PowerHA
2 2 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) IBM
2 4 (7.69%) Splunk
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle