Period
to 17 September 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 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 605 266 1,105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 16.67% 14.81% 17.61%
As % of the General category 27.43% 24.45% 30.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 155 834
10th Percentile £325 £281 £215
25th Percentile £452 £394 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £769 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £538 £500 £476
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.15% -2.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 18
10th Percentile £12.23 £17.00 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.50 £19.25 £11.38
Median hourly rate £25.25 £22.00 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year +14.77% +54.39% -23.80%
75th Percentile £33.19 £38.44 £19.27
90th Percentile £41.40 £39.25 £26.30
Central London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +33.33% -11.76%

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 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%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 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
London Bridge - 3 £575 -
Social Skills
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 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 City of London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 258 (42.64%) Finance
2 234 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (19.01%) Project Management
4 110 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 108 (17.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 92 (15.21%) SQL
7 84 (13.88%) Microsoft
7 84 (13.88%) Azure
8 74 (12.23%) Migration
9 73 (12.07%) Banking
10 72 (11.90%) AWS
11 70 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
12 68 (11.24%) Degree
13 67 (11.07%) Business Analysis
14 60 (9.92%) Java
14 60 (9.92%) Python
15 59 (9.75%) DevOps
16 54 (8.93%) Scrum
16 54 (8.93%) Change Management
17 53 (8.76%) Asset Management
17 53 (8.76%) User Stories
18 51 (8.43%) Microsoft 365
19 50 (8.26%) Software Engineering
20 49 (8.10%) Analytics
21 48 (7.93%) Docker
21 48 (7.93%) Presentation Skills
22 47 (7.77%) Requirements Gathering
22 47 (7.77%) Kubernetes
23 46 (7.60%) Project Delivery
24 45 (7.44%) Legal

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 23 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.65%) CMS
2 10 (1.65%) Confluence
3 9 (1.49%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.50%) WordPress
5 2 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.33%) Headless CMS
5 2 (0.33%) IIS
5 2 (0.33%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.17%) CICS
6 1 (0.17%) SAS
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 21 (3.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (2.64%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.99%) Figma
6 6 (0.99%) Sketch
7 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.50%) InVision
8 2 (0.33%) InDesign
8 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.17%) Simulink
9 1 (0.17%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) SAP AFS
1 4 (0.66%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.17%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.17%) Primavera
3 1 (0.17%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 84 (13.88%) Azure
2 72 (11.90%) AWS
3 51 (8.43%) Microsoft 365
4 44 (7.27%) Power Platform
5 18 (2.98%) Serverless
6 17 (2.81%) GCP
6 17 (2.81%) GitHub
7 14 (2.31%) IaaS
8 13 (2.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 11 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.82%) PaaS
10 10 (1.65%) SaaS
11 9 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.16%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 3 (0.50%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.50%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.64%) DNS
2 15 (2.48%) DHCP
3 6 (0.99%) Firewall
4 5 (0.83%) HTTP
4 5 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (0.83%) WAN
5 4 (0.66%) LAN
5 4 (0.66%) NAS
5 4 (0.66%) WebEx
6 3 (0.50%) IGMP
6 3 (0.50%) Internet
6 3 (0.50%) SAN
6 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.50%) Wireless
7 2 (0.33%) 4G
7 2 (0.33%) 5G
7 2 (0.33%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.33%) FTP
7 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (6.94%) Power BI
2 23 (3.80%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.47%) Qlik Sense
3 21 (3.47%) QlikView
4 19 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (2.64%) Metadata
6 15 (2.48%) Big Data
7 13 (2.15%) MongoDB
8 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.65%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.49%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (1.16%) BigQuery
12 7 (1.16%) Tableau
13 6 (0.99%) DB2
13 6 (0.99%) MySQL
14 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (6.78%) JIRA
2 38 (6.28%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.65%) Selenium
4 10 (1.65%) Subversion
5 9 (1.49%) Postman
6 7 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.16%) JUnit
6 7 (1.16%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.83%) JMeter
7 5 (0.83%) Maven
7 5 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.66%) Protractor
8 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.50%) git-flow
9 3 (0.50%) Mockito
9 3 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 258 (42.64%) Finance
2 73 (12.07%) Banking
3 70 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.93%) Presentation Skills
5 45 (7.44%) Legal
6 41 (6.78%) Influencing Skills
7 32 (5.29%) Front Office
8 31 (5.12%) Organisational Skills
9 28 (4.63%) Financial Institution
10 27 (4.46%) Marketing
11 26 (4.30%) Investment Banking
12 21 (3.47%) Documentation Skills
13 19 (3.14%) Retail
14 17 (2.81%) Telecoms
15 10 (1.65%) Public Sector
16 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
17 5 (0.83%) Advertising
17 5 (0.83%) Back Office
18 3 (0.50%) Law
19 2 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (23.47%) Analyst
2 105 (17.36%) Business Analyst
3 86 (14.21%) Developer
4 71 (11.74%) Project Manager
5 52 (8.60%) Architect
6 28 (4.63%) Java Developer
7 25 (4.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 25 (4.13%) SQL Analyst
8 23 (3.80%) Data Business Analyst
9 21 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 21 (3.47%) SQL Data Analyst
10 20 (3.31%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
11 19 (3.14%) Asset Management Analyst
11 19 (3.14%) Asset Management Business Analyst
11 19 (3.14%) Business Manager
12 18 (2.98%) Consultant
12 18 (2.98%) Project Analyst
13 16 (2.64%) Senior Developer
14 15 (2.48%) Business Project Manager
15 14 (2.31%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.79%) .NET
2 21 (3.47%) React
2 21 (3.47%) RESTful
2 21 (3.47%) Spring
3 20 (3.31%) Kafka
4 19 (3.14%) Node.js
5 15 (2.48%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.31%) HTML
7 12 (1.98%) CSS
8 11 (1.82%) Spring Boot
9 9 (1.49%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.32%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.32%) Middleware
10 8 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (1.16%) .NET Core
11 7 (1.16%) XML
12 6 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.99%) JSON
12 6 (0.99%) Web Services
13 5 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.45%) User Experience
2 32 (5.29%) Tandem
3 24 (3.97%) Hedge funds
4 23 (3.80%) Fixed Income
4 23 (3.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.98%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (2.64%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.15%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.98%) Derivative
10 11 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.65%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.65%) Equities
11 10 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.49%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.32%) Social Media
13 8 (1.32%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.79%) Windows
2 16 (2.64%) Linux
3 15 (2.48%) Windows 10
4 12 (1.98%) Unix
5 9 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.16%) Android
6 7 (1.16%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (19.01%) Project Management
3 110 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (17.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (12.23%) Migration
6 67 (11.07%) Business Analysis
7 59 (9.75%) DevOps
8 54 (8.93%) Change Management
8 54 (8.93%) Scrum
9 53 (8.76%) Asset Management
9 53 (8.76%) User Stories
10 50 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 49 (8.10%) Analytics
12 47 (7.77%) Requirements Gathering
13 46 (7.60%) Project Delivery
14 45 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (6.94%) Microservices
16 40 (6.61%) Risk Management
16 40 (6.61%) Visualisation
17 34 (5.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (15.21%) SQL
2 60 (9.92%) Java
2 60 (9.92%) Python
3 31 (5.12%) C#
3 31 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.65%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.49%) Ruby
5 9 (1.49%) VBA
6 8 (1.32%) C++
6 8 (1.32%) Java 8
6 8 (1.32%) TypeScript
7 7 (1.16%) Scala
8 6 (0.99%) Go
8 6 (0.99%) PHP
9 5 (0.83%) Groovy
10 4 (0.66%) R
10 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (11.24%) Degree
2 16 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (2.64%) PMP
3 14 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.15%) PMI Certification
4 13 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.83%) CISSP
6 4 (0.66%) CISM
6 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.50%) CISA
7 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (0.50%) PhD
8 2 (0.33%) ACCA
8 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.33%) CFA
8 2 (0.33%) GCIH
8 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.33%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.45%) GDPR
2 37 (6.12%) QA
3 24 (3.97%) PMO
4 21 (3.47%) Data Quality
5 14 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.16%) Accessibility
6 7 (1.16%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.99%) SLA
8 4 (0.66%) MiFID
9 3 (0.50%) Basel III
9 3 (0.50%) GRC
9 3 (0.50%) IFRS
9 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.33%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.33%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.33%) NCSC
10 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.33%) UCITS
10 2 (0.33%) WCAG
11 1 (0.17%) EMIR
System Software
1 48 (7.93%) Docker
2 37 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.33%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 47 (7.77%) Kubernetes
2 14 (2.31%) Terraform
3 11 (1.82%) Ansible
3 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.65%) Packer
4 10 (1.65%) Puppet
5 9 (1.49%) Consul
5 9 (1.49%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.99%) SCCM
7 5 (0.83%) Icinga
8 4 (0.66%) Grafana
9 3 (0.50%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.50%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.33%) Kibana
10 2 (0.33%) Marathon
10 2 (0.33%) Mesos
10 2 (0.33%) Nessus
11 1 (0.17%) EnCase
11 1 (0.17%) FTK
Vendors
1 84 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.12%) Oracle
3 20 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
4 17 (2.81%) SAP
5 15 (2.48%) VMware
6 13 (2.15%) IBM
7 12 (1.98%) Cisco
7 12 (1.98%) Google
8 9 (1.49%) Citrix
9 8 (1.32%) MuleSoft
10 6 (0.99%) Adobe
10 6 (0.99%) HP
11 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.66%) Informatica
13 3 (0.50%) Alteryx
13 3 (0.50%) Apple
13 3 (0.50%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.50%) Ivanti
13 3 (0.50%) Perforce
13 3 (0.50%) Splunk