Period
to 22 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social 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 Social 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 501 456 1,178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.64% 16.34% 18.29%
As % of the General category 27.91% 28.27% 30.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 308 849
10th Percentile £363 £213 £250
25th Percentile £419 £381 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £612 £588 £600
90th Percentile £713 £673 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 28
10th Percentile £11.95 £14.42 "
25th Percentile £15.00 £18.70 £11.25
Median hourly rate £24.00 £27.18 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year -11.68% +90.70% -23.80%
75th Percentile £31.94 £38.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £34.60 £39.15 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £27.18 £16.80
% change year-on-year -8.00% +61.76% -10.16%

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 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%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in the City of London

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
London Bridge -7 1 £475 +22.58%
Social Skills
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 209 (41.72%) Finance
2 198 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (20.16%) Project Management
4 98 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 94 (18.76%) Problem-Solving
6 91 (18.16%) Azure
7 86 (17.17%) Microsoft
8 76 (15.17%) SQL
9 70 (13.97%) Banking
10 67 (13.37%) Analytics
11 65 (12.97%) DevOps
12 63 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (12.38%) Business Analysis
13 62 (12.38%) Degree
13 62 (12.38%) QA
14 58 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (11.58%) AWS
15 56 (11.18%) Power BI
15 56 (11.18%) Java
15 56 (11.18%) Power Platform
16 55 (10.98%) Asset Management
17 54 (10.78%) Software Engineering
18 47 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
19 46 (9.18%) Mentoring
19 46 (9.18%) TDD
20 44 (8.78%) Python
20 44 (8.78%) Active Directory
20 44 (8.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
21 43 (8.58%) Project Delivery
21 43 (8.58%) Change Management

Social 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 38 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.00%) CMS
4 4 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.60%) Apache
5 3 (0.60%) Confluence
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.40%) SAS
6 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.20%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 34 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (3.59%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (3.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.80%) Figma
5 3 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.60%) Sketch
6 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.40%) InDesign
6 2 (0.40%) InVision
6 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.40%) Revit
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.40%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.20%) Simulink
7 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.20%) Eikon
3 1 (0.20%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.20%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.20%) Primavera
3 1 (0.20%) Salerio
3 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.20%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 91 (18.16%) Azure
2 58 (11.58%) AWS
3 56 (11.18%) Power Platform
4 35 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (5.59%) Microsoft 365
6 17 (3.39%) GCP
7 15 (2.99%) GitHub
8 13 (2.59%) IaaS
9 11 (2.20%) Serverless
10 9 (1.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 8 (1.60%) PaaS
12 7 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.40%) SaaS
13 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.00%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.80%) Snowflake
16 3 (0.60%) Miro
16 3 (0.60%) Slack
17 2 (0.40%) Heroku
17 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.00%) DNS
2 9 (1.80%) FTP
2 9 (1.80%) Internet
2 9 (1.80%) NAS
2 9 (1.80%) SAN
3 6 (1.20%) Network Security
4 5 (1.00%) DHCP
5 4 (0.80%) Firewall
5 4 (0.80%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.80%) WebEx
6 3 (0.60%) 3G
6 3 (0.60%) 4G
6 3 (0.60%) 5G
6 3 (0.60%) HTTP
6 3 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.60%) VSAN
6 3 (0.60%) WAN
6 3 (0.60%) Wireless
7 2 (0.40%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.18%) Power BI
2 42 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (3.19%) DB2
5 14 (2.79%) Big Data
6 9 (1.80%) Tableau
7 8 (1.60%) Amazon Redshift
7 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.60%) Qlik Sense
7 8 (1.60%) QlikView
8 7 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.20%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.00%) BigQuery
10 5 (1.00%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.00%) Looker
11 4 (0.80%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.80%) Data Lake
11 4 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (6.19%) Octopus Deploy
2 29 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.79%) JIRA
3 12 (2.40%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.20%) JUnit
4 6 (1.20%) Selenium
5 5 (1.00%) Postman
5 5 (1.00%) SpecFlow
6 4 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.80%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.60%) JMeter
7 3 (0.60%) Maven
8 2 (0.40%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.40%) Mockito
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 209 (41.72%) Finance
2 70 (13.97%) Banking
3 58 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (7.19%) Influencing Skills
5 33 (6.59%) Front Office
5 33 (6.59%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (3.79%) Marketing
7 18 (3.59%) Legal
8 17 (3.39%) Public Sector
9 15 (2.99%) Investment Banking
10 14 (2.79%) Documentation Skills
10 14 (2.79%) Financial Institution
11 12 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (2.40%) Retail
12 8 (1.60%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.20%) Law
14 5 (1.00%) Back Office
15 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.60%) Advertising
16 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 129 (25.75%) Analyst
2 91 (18.16%) Business Analyst
3 82 (16.37%) Developer
4 59 (11.78%) Project Manager
5 31 (6.19%) Architect
6 28 (5.59%) Java Developer
7 24 (4.79%) Technical Leader
8 20 (3.99%) Asset Management Analyst
9 19 (3.79%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 16 (3.19%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.19%) Project Analyst
10 16 (3.19%) SQL Analyst
11 15 (2.99%) Business Project Manager
12 14 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (2.59%) Senior Developer
14 12 (2.40%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 12 (2.40%) Technical Manager
15 11 (2.20%) Data Business Analyst
15 11 (2.20%) Ruby Developer
16 10 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.18%) .NET
2 33 (6.59%) AngularJS
3 30 (5.99%) React
4 27 (5.39%) Spring
5 26 (5.19%) ASP.NET
5 26 (5.19%) ASP.NET Core
6 18 (3.59%) Kafka
7 14 (2.79%) Middleware
8 12 (2.40%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (2.00%) Node.js
9 10 (2.00%) Spring Boot
10 8 (1.60%) RESTful
10 8 (1.60%) XML
11 6 (1.20%) HTML
11 6 (1.20%) JSON
11 6 (1.20%) REST
11 6 (1.20%) RxJava
12 5 (1.00%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.00%) Gherkin
12 5 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
2 30 (5.99%) Tandem
3 28 (5.59%) User Experience
4 24 (4.79%) Fixed Income
4 24 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.59%) Mobile App
6 16 (3.19%) Derivative
7 15 (2.99%) iSeries
8 14 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.00%) Replication
11 9 (1.80%) AS400
11 9 (1.80%) LPAR
12 8 (1.60%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.40%) Equities
13 7 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (1.40%) PMI
14 6 (1.20%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.20%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.19%) Windows
2 13 (2.59%) Linux
3 12 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.80%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.40%) Android
7 6 (1.20%) Unix
8 5 (1.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (39.52%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (20.16%) Project Management
3 98 (19.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 94 (18.76%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (13.37%) Analytics
6 65 (12.97%) DevOps
7 63 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
8 62 (12.38%) Business Analysis
9 55 (10.98%) Asset Management
10 54 (10.78%) Software Engineering
11 47 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 46 (9.18%) Mentoring
12 46 (9.18%) TDD
13 44 (8.78%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 43 (8.58%) Change Management
14 43 (8.58%) Project Delivery
15 41 (8.18%) Microservices
15 41 (8.18%) Migration
16 40 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (7.58%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 76 (15.17%) SQL
2 56 (11.18%) Java
3 44 (8.78%) Python
4 42 (8.38%) C#
4 42 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.79%) PowerShell
6 29 (5.79%) TypeScript
7 14 (2.79%) Java 8
8 13 (2.59%) Ruby
9 10 (2.00%) Kotlin
10 5 (1.00%) C++
10 5 (1.00%) PHP
11 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.80%) R
11 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.80%) SOQL
11 4 (0.80%) VBA
12 3 (0.60%) Perl
12 3 (0.60%) Scala
12 3 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (12.38%) Degree
2 19 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (2.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.60%) PMI Certification
4 8 (1.60%) PMP
5 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.00%) CISSP
7 4 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
7 4 (0.80%) PhD
7 4 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.60%) CISM
8 3 (0.60%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.60%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.40%) CCNA
9 2 (0.40%) CISA
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.40%) ISEB
9 2 (0.40%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (12.38%) QA
2 20 (3.99%) PMO
3 16 (3.19%) GDPR
4 14 (2.79%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.00%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.80%) Accessibility
7 4 (0.80%) IFRS
7 4 (0.80%) MiFID
7 4 (0.80%) SLA
7 4 (0.80%) UCITS
8 3 (0.60%) Basel III
9 2 (0.40%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.40%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) COBIT
10 1 (0.20%) EMIR
10 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.20%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.39%) Docker
3 10 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.80%) PowerHA
5 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.80%) vSphere
6 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.20%) Snort
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (5.79%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.80%) SCCM
3 7 (1.40%) Terraform
4 6 (1.20%) Ansible
5 3 (0.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (0.60%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.40%) SCOM
7 1 (0.20%) CASB
7 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.20%) Grafana
7 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.20%) Kubeflow
7 1 (0.20%) Nagios
7 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.20%) Suricata
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.20%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 86 (17.17%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.39%) Oracle
3 17 (3.39%) IBM
3 17 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (2.40%) SAP
5 11 (2.20%) VMware
6 7 (1.40%) Google
7 6 (1.20%) HP
7 6 (1.20%) Splunk
8 5 (1.00%) Adobe
8 5 (1.00%) MuleSoft
9 4 (0.80%) Cisco
9 4 (0.80%) Citrix
10 3 (0.60%) Informatica
10 3 (0.60%) Perforce
10 3 (0.60%) Solace
10 3 (0.60%) Talend
11 2 (0.40%) Charles River
11 2 (0.40%) hybris
11 2 (0.40%) ServiceNow