Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 706 310 1,043
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 17.43% 15.65% 18.26%
As % of the General category 29.58% 25.35% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 193 807
10th Percentile £325 £282 £209
25th Percentile £475 £413 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £613 £595
90th Percentile £738 £685 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 15
10th Percentile £18.25 £17.15 £13.09
25th Percentile £19.50 £19.63 £15.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.25 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.15% +34.72% -3.74%
75th Percentile £36.25 £37.31 £20.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £39.15 £24.00
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.28% +27.63% +1.60%

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 2,387 1,223 3,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 58.94% 61.74% 55.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 875 2,451
10th Percentile £363 £309 £300
25th Percentile £473 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £694
Central London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 34
10th Percentile £18.55 £14.81 £12.76
25th Percentile £21.00 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.40 £23.00 £20.92
Median % change year-on-year +40.87% +9.97% +11.84%
75th Percentile £37.75 £37.31 £22.64
90th Percentile £57.30 £46.00 £28.40
Central London median hourly rate £32.45 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +41.09% +9.52% +12.30%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 - 5 £575 -
Social Skills
Central London

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 296 (41.93%) Finance
2 242 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (20.25%) SQL
4 122 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 117 (16.57%) Azure
6 114 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
7 111 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
8 95 (13.46%) Project Management
8 95 (13.46%) AWS
9 93 (13.17%) Banking
10 92 (13.03%) Microsoft
11 89 (12.61%) DevOps
12 78 (11.05%) Migration
13 73 (10.34%) Degree
14 71 (10.06%) Java
15 70 (9.92%) Legal
16 69 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
16 69 (9.77%) Scrum
16 69 (9.77%) Analytics
17 65 (9.21%) Python
18 59 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
18 59 (8.36%) User Stories
18 59 (8.36%) Power Platform
19 58 (8.22%) GDPR
20 55 (7.79%) Power BI
20 55 (7.79%) Docker
21 54 (7.65%) Software Engineering
22 52 (7.37%) Presentation Skills
23 51 (7.22%) JIRA
24 50 (7.08%) Financial Institution

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 22 (3.12%) Confluence
2 19 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.42%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.42%) CMS
4 5 (0.71%) Magnolia
5 4 (0.57%) Apache
5 4 (0.57%) Headless CMS
6 3 (0.42%) IIS
6 3 (0.42%) nginx
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.28%) SAS
7 2 (0.28%) WordPress
8 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.14%) CICS
8 1 (0.14%) Drupal
8 1 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 16 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.85%) Sketch
7 4 (0.57%) Figma
7 4 (0.57%) InVision
8 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.28%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) SAP AFS
1 8 (1.13%) SAP Retail
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 3 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.28%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.14%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 117 (16.57%) Azure
2 95 (13.46%) AWS
3 59 (8.36%) Power Platform
4 48 (6.80%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (3.97%) GitHub
6 22 (3.12%) Serverless
7 20 (2.83%) GCP
8 16 (2.27%) PaaS
9 14 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (1.84%) SaaS
11 11 (1.56%) Amazon S3
11 11 (1.56%) IaaS
11 11 (1.56%) Snowflake
12 10 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (0.99%) Amazon EMR
14 7 (0.99%) Matillion
14 7 (0.99%) PowerApps
15 6 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.41%) DNS
2 16 (2.27%) DHCP
3 9 (1.27%) Firewall
4 7 (0.99%) WAN
5 6 (0.85%) LAN
6 5 (0.71%) HTTP
7 4 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.42%) IGMP
8 3 (0.42%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.42%) Skype
8 3 (0.42%) VPN
8 3 (0.42%) Wireless
9 2 (0.28%) FCoE
9 2 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.28%) FIX Connectivity
9 2 (0.28%) Internet
9 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.28%) NAS
9 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (7.79%) Power BI
3 45 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 27 (3.82%) Qlik Sense
5 25 (3.54%) QlikView
6 24 (3.40%) Big Data
7 21 (2.97%) NoSQL
8 19 (2.69%) Metadata
8 19 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 18 (2.55%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.55%) Tableau
10 15 (2.12%) RDBMS
11 14 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 11 (1.56%) Data Lake
12 11 (1.56%) DB2
12 11 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.13%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.13%) BigQuery
13 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 51 (7.22%) JIRA
2 43 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.39%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.42%) Maven
4 10 (1.42%) Subversion
5 8 (1.13%) Postman
5 8 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.99%) Selenium
7 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.57%) GitLab
8 4 (0.57%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.57%) JMeter
8 4 (0.57%) JUnit
8 4 (0.57%) Protractor
9 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 296 (41.93%) Finance
2 111 (15.72%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (13.17%) Banking
4 70 (9.92%) Legal
5 52 (7.37%) Presentation Skills
6 50 (7.08%) Financial Institution
7 44 (6.23%) Influencing Skills
8 43 (6.09%) Organisational Skills
9 40 (5.67%) Investment Banking
10 25 (3.54%) Marketing
11 24 (3.40%) Retail
12 21 (2.97%) Front Office
13 16 (2.27%) Telecoms
14 15 (2.12%) Public Sector
15 14 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
16 11 (1.56%) Manufacturing
17 9 (1.27%) Law
18 8 (1.13%) Back Office
19 7 (0.99%) Advertising
20 4 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 149 (21.10%) Analyst
2 101 (14.31%) Developer
3 87 (12.32%) Business Analyst
4 77 (10.91%) Architect
5 55 (7.79%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.39%) SQL Analyst
7 30 (4.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 28 (3.97%) Data Business Analyst
9 25 (3.54%) Java Developer
10 24 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 23 (3.26%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.12%) Consultant
12 22 (3.12%) Desktop Support
12 22 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
12 22 (3.12%) SQL Data Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
13 21 (2.97%) Data Engineer
14 20 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
15 18 (2.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (2.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.96%) .NET
2 24 (3.40%) HTML
3 20 (2.83%) RESTful
4 18 (2.55%) Node.js
4 18 (2.55%) React
5 17 (2.41%) CSS
6 16 (2.27%) Kafka
7 13 (1.84%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.84%) Web Services
8 10 (1.42%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (1.42%) XML
9 9 (1.27%) HTML5
10 8 (1.13%) JSON
10 8 (1.13%) Spring
11 7 (0.99%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.99%) Gherkin
12 6 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.85%) REST
12 6 (0.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.80%) Hedge funds
2 33 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 33 (4.67%) User Experience
3 27 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.12%) Equities
4 22 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.83%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.55%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.27%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.98%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.98%) Derivative
8 14 (1.98%) Social Media
9 13 (1.84%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.56%) iPhone
10 11 (1.56%) Reinsurance
11 10 (1.42%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.42%) iPad
12 8 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.80%) Windows
2 22 (3.12%) Linux
3 20 (2.83%) Unix
4 17 (2.41%) Android
5 16 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.42%) Windows 7
6 10 (1.42%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.27%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.28%) AIX
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (17.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 114 (16.15%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (13.46%) Project Management
5 89 (12.61%) DevOps
6 78 (11.05%) Migration
7 69 (9.77%) Analytics
7 69 (9.77%) Business Intelligence
7 69 (9.77%) Scrum
8 59 (8.36%) User Stories
9 54 (7.65%) Software Engineering
10 48 (6.80%) Data Protection
10 48 (6.80%) Visualisation
11 45 (6.37%) ITIL
11 45 (6.37%) SDLC
12 44 (6.23%) Risk Management
13 43 (6.09%) Data Analysis
14 41 (5.81%) Microservices
14 41 (5.81%) Project Delivery
15 40 (5.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (20.25%) SQL
2 71 (10.06%) Java
3 65 (9.21%) Python
4 34 (4.82%) C#
5 33 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.12%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.84%) C++
8 12 (1.70%) Ruby
9 11 (1.56%) Groovy
10 9 (1.27%) R
10 9 (1.27%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.13%) Scala
11 8 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.99%) Go
12 7 (0.99%) VBA
13 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.85%) C
13 6 (0.85%) Java 8
13 6 (0.85%) PHP
14 5 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 73 (10.34%) Degree
2 22 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
2 22 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.98%) PMP
5 12 (1.70%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.99%) CISSP
8 6 (0.85%) CISA
8 6 (0.85%) CISM
9 5 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.57%) CCNP
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.42%) ACCA
11 3 (0.42%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.42%) CRISC
11 3 (0.42%) MCITP
11 3 (0.42%) MCTS
11 3 (0.42%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (8.22%) GDPR
2 37 (5.24%) QA
3 26 (3.68%) PMO
4 25 (3.54%) Data Quality
5 18 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.42%) SLA
7 9 (1.27%) Accessibility
7 9 (1.27%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.99%) IFRS
9 5 (0.71%) GRC
10 3 (0.42%) NCSC
10 3 (0.42%) WCAG
11 2 (0.28%) FRS 29
11 2 (0.28%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.28%) NIST
11 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.14%) ITGC
12 1 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 55 (7.79%) Docker
2 38 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.42%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.28%) vSphere
7 2 (0.28%) XenApp
7 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Varnish
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (6.80%) Kubernetes
2 26 (3.68%) Terraform
3 18 (2.55%) Ansible
4 16 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (1.56%) Puppet
6 10 (1.42%) Packer
6 10 (1.42%) Prometheus
7 9 (1.27%) Consul
8 7 (0.99%) SCCM
9 5 (0.71%) Data Guard
9 5 (0.71%) Grafana
9 5 (0.71%) Icinga
9 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.57%) Kibana
10 4 (0.57%) Marathon
10 4 (0.57%) Mesos
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.42%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 42 (5.95%) Oracle
3 25 (3.54%) VMware
4 22 (3.12%) SAP
5 18 (2.55%) Cisco
6 16 (2.27%) Google
6 16 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.70%) IBM
8 9 (1.27%) Guidewire
9 8 (1.13%) Citrix
9 8 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.99%) Databricks
10 7 (0.99%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.85%) HP
12 5 (0.71%) Apple
12 5 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 5 (0.71%) Splunk
13 4 (0.57%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.57%) Meraki
13 4 (0.57%) New Relic