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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 24 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 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 770 479 534
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 18.41% 16.85% 16.85%
As % of the General category 31.79% 28.23% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 292 358
10th Percentile £294 £339 £184
25th Percentile £463 £424 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £583
90th Percentile £775 £713 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 17
10th Percentile £18.50 £11.90 £13.40
25th Percentile £21.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.25 £17.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +38.57% -7.89% +24.59%
75th Percentile £46.25 £28.75 £38.68
90th Percentile £62.95 £33.85 £38.95
Central London median hourly rate £24.25 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.12% +11.84% +14.46%

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 2,422 1,697 1,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.90% 59.69% 56.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,756 1,183 1,306
10th Percentile £350 £356 £283
25th Percentile £466 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £606
90th Percentile £788 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £563 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 39
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £11.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £35.50 £16.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +121.88% -14.44% +5.89%
75th Percentile £50.88 £25.79 £33.61
90th Percentile £62.50 £34.28 £44.51
Central London median hourly rate £35.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +102.86% -6.42% -

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 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
Moorgate - 1 £213 -
Social Skills
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 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 City of London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 320 (41.56%) Finance
2 253 (32.86%) Agile
3 155 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
4 130 (16.88%) Project Management
5 129 (16.75%) Banking
6 128 (16.62%) Microsoft
7 127 (16.49%) SQL
8 123 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
9 111 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 105 (13.64%) Azure
11 99 (12.86%) AWS
12 93 (12.08%) Migration
13 87 (11.30%) DevOps
14 84 (10.91%) Legal
15 77 (10.00%) JIRA
16 75 (9.74%) Windows
16 75 (9.74%) Scrum
17 72 (9.35%) Python
17 72 (9.35%) GDPR
18 71 (9.22%) Financial Institution
19 70 (9.09%) CI/CD
20 67 (8.70%) Degree
20 67 (8.70%) Data Protection
21 66 (8.57%) Project Delivery
22 65 (8.44%) Java
23 64 (8.31%) ITIL
23 64 (8.31%) Hedge funds
24 62 (8.05%) Microsoft 365
25 60 (7.79%) Presentation Skills
26 58 (7.53%) Active Directory

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 30 (3.90%) Confluence
2 21 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.30%) Apache
3 10 (1.30%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.17%) CMS
5 7 (0.91%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.52%) SAS
8 3 (0.39%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.39%) JBoss
8 3 (0.39%) nginx
8 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.26%) Drupal
9 2 (0.26%) Jetty
9 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.13%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.39%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.26%) Sketch
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Blender
7 1 (0.13%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.13%) Houdini
7 1 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.13%) Maya
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Snagit
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.65%) MoSes
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.52%) Workfront
3 3 (0.39%) Elite 3E
3 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.26%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.26%) C-CURE
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.64%) Azure
2 99 (12.86%) AWS
3 62 (8.05%) Microsoft 365
4 43 (5.58%) Serverless
5 29 (3.77%) AWS Lambda
5 29 (3.77%) Power Platform
6 26 (3.38%) GCP
7 25 (3.25%) SaaS
8 16 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 12 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.56%) GitHub
9 12 (1.56%) PaaS
10 10 (1.30%) Amazon EKS
10 10 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.17%) IaaS
11 9 (1.17%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.04%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.34%) DNS
2 15 (1.95%) DHCP
3 10 (1.30%) Firewall
4 9 (1.17%) Internet
5 8 (1.04%) WAN
5 8 (1.04%) Wireless
6 7 (0.91%) SSH
7 6 (0.78%) SD-WAN
7 6 (0.78%) Skype
7 6 (0.78%) VPN
8 5 (0.65%) LAN
8 5 (0.65%) NAS
8 5 (0.65%) Network Security
8 5 (0.65%) SAN
8 5 (0.65%) VoIP
9 4 (0.52%) MPLS
9 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.39%) Broadband
10 3 (0.39%) HTTP
10 3 (0.39%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.23%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (5.19%) Relational Database
4 27 (3.51%) Power BI
5 18 (2.34%) Big Data
6 17 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 13 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (1.30%) Metadata
12 9 (1.17%) DB2
12 9 (1.17%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.04%) MySQL
14 7 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.91%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.91%) Tableau
15 5 (0.65%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 77 (10.00%) JIRA
2 50 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.38%) Jenkins
4 12 (1.56%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.04%) Bitbucket
7 5 (0.65%) webpack
8 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.52%) git-flow
8 4 (0.52%) GitLab
8 4 (0.52%) Maven
9 3 (0.39%) Babel
9 3 (0.39%) Bitbucket Server
9 3 (0.39%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.39%) Gradle
9 3 (0.39%) RSpec
9 3 (0.39%) Selenium
9 3 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 320 (41.56%) Finance
2 129 (16.75%) Banking
3 123 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (10.91%) Legal
5 71 (9.22%) Financial Institution
6 60 (7.79%) Presentation Skills
7 50 (6.49%) Influencing Skills
8 40 (5.19%) Front Office
9 37 (4.81%) Investment Banking
10 34 (4.42%) Organisational Skills
11 26 (3.38%) Public Sector
12 20 (2.60%) Documentation Skills
13 18 (2.34%) Retail
14 15 (1.95%) Telecoms
15 13 (1.69%) Marketing
16 12 (1.56%) Back Office
17 10 (1.30%) Law
18 9 (1.17%) Spanish Language
19 8 (1.04%) Advertising
20 6 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 179 (23.25%) Analyst
2 121 (15.71%) Developer
3 82 (10.65%) Business Analyst
4 55 (7.14%) Architect
5 51 (6.62%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.03%) Consultant
7 30 (3.90%) IT Analyst
8 28 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 24 (3.12%) Java Developer
10 22 (2.86%) Desktop Support
11 21 (2.73%) Applications Support
11 21 (2.73%) IT Business Analyst
12 20 (2.60%) Business IT Analyst
12 20 (2.60%) Desktop Engineer
12 20 (2.60%) Support Engineer
13 19 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.34%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.21%) C# Developer
15 17 (2.21%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.32%) .NET
1 41 (5.32%) HTML
2 38 (4.94%) React
3 30 (3.90%) CSS
3 30 (3.90%) Node.js
4 27 (3.51%) AngularJS
5 26 (3.38%) Kafka
6 25 (3.25%) REST
6 25 (3.25%) Spring
7 20 (2.60%) HTML5
8 18 (2.34%) Spring Boot
9 16 (2.08%) RESTful
10 14 (1.82%) Web Services
11 12 (1.56%) CSS3
12 11 (1.43%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.43%) JSON
12 11 (1.43%) XML
13 10 (1.30%) Django
13 10 (1.30%) jQuery
13 10 (1.30%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.31%) Hedge funds
2 38 (4.94%) User Experience
3 31 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 30 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.47%) Equities
7 18 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.21%) Derivative
8 17 (2.21%) Social Media
8 17 (2.21%) Virtual Team
9 16 (2.08%) Fixed Income
10 15 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.95%) Reinsurance
11 12 (1.56%) Cloud Native
12 10 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.17%) iSeries
14 8 (1.04%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
15 7 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.74%) Windows
2 51 (6.62%) Linux
3 27 (3.51%) Windows 10
4 18 (2.34%) Unix
5 16 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.56%) Android
8 9 (1.17%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.78%) CentOS
9 6 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.26%) VMS
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (32.86%) Agile
2 155 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
3 130 (16.88%) Project Management
4 111 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 93 (12.08%) Migration
6 87 (11.30%) DevOps
7 75 (9.74%) Scrum
8 70 (9.09%) CI/CD
9 67 (8.70%) Data Protection
10 66 (8.57%) Project Delivery
11 64 (8.31%) ITIL
12 57 (7.40%) Change Management
13 51 (6.62%) Risk Management
14 45 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (5.58%) AOP
16 41 (5.32%) Computer Science
16 41 (5.32%) Data Analysis
17 40 (5.19%) Analytics
18 38 (4.94%) Business Analysis
19 36 (4.68%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (16.49%) SQL
2 72 (9.35%) Python
3 65 (8.44%) Java
4 46 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 39 (5.06%) C#
6 34 (4.42%) PowerShell
7 26 (3.38%) TypeScript
8 19 (2.47%) C
9 17 (2.21%) Bash
10 16 (2.08%) Ruby
11 12 (1.56%) ES6
11 12 (1.56%) R
12 11 (1.43%) Perl
13 10 (1.30%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.91%) Scala
16 6 (0.78%) C++
16 6 (0.78%) Go
16 6 (0.78%) Groovy
17 4 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 67 (8.70%) Degree
2 42 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.56%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.91%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.78%) ISEB
7 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.78%) PMP
8 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.52%) MCTS
9 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.52%) RHCA
9 4 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.39%) ACCA
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (9.35%) GDPR
2 33 (4.29%) QA
3 29 (3.77%) PMO
4 18 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (1.82%) SLA
6 8 (1.04%) Accessibility
6 8 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.04%) NIST
7 7 (0.91%) COBIT
8 4 (0.52%) WCAG
9 3 (0.39%) GMP
10 2 (0.26%) ITGC
10 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.26%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.13%) COSO
11 1 (0.13%) GRC
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.13%) P3O
11 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 58 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.19%) Docker
3 20 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.39%) XenApp
8 2 (0.26%) Firmware
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.13%) Microcode
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) vSphere
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.94%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.38%) Ansible
2 26 (3.38%) Terraform
3 24 (3.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (2.86%) SCCM
5 10 (1.30%) Puppet
6 8 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.78%) Packer
8 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.52%) Consul
9 4 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 4 (0.52%) WMI
10 3 (0.39%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.39%) Icinga
10 3 (0.39%) Nexpose
10 3 (0.39%) Oozie
10 3 (0.39%) Salt
11 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.26%) SCOM
11 2 (0.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 128 (16.62%) Microsoft
2 40 (5.19%) Oracle
3 26 (3.38%) ServiceNow
4 21 (2.73%) Google
4 21 (2.73%) VMware
5 20 (2.60%) SAP
6 19 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.95%) Citrix
7 15 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.82%) Cisco
9 13 (1.69%) Splunk
10 10 (1.30%) Adobe
10 10 (1.30%) Apple
11 7 (0.91%) Dell
11 7 (0.91%) IBM
12 6 (0.78%) Bloomberg
12 6 (0.78%) BMC
12 6 (0.78%) Remedy
13 5 (0.65%) DevExpress
13 5 (0.65%) HP