Period
to 16 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 16 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 267 94 369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.27% 17.70% 18.18%
As % of the General category 40.03% 32.53% 36.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 65 216
10th Percentile £94 £89 £160
25th Percentile £198 £165 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £393 £333 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.87% -16.75% -
75th Percentile £500 £425 £519
90th Percentile £606 £468 £550
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 35
10th Percentile £9.11 £10.21 £9.71
25th Percentile £11.85 £11.02 £10.87
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.12 £12.50
Median % change year-on-year +23.79% -3.06% +2.88%
75th Percentile £20.00 £15.63 £14.28
90th Percentile £24.08 £21.60 £17.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.21 £16.74
% change year-on-year -6.64% +8.81% -1.56%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 667 289 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 50.65% 54.43% 49.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 161 594
10th Percentile £181 £125 £200
25th Percentile £308 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £378 £403
Median % change year-on-year +9.13% -6.09% +0.63%
75th Percentile £515 £451 £509
90th Percentile £613 £563 £575
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 26 59
10th Percentile £9.02 £10.65 £10.27
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.62 £11.17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.29% +30.36% +7.69%
75th Percentile £16.67 £42.19 £17.50
90th Percentile £23.68 £49.13 £46.55
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year -15.56% +16.22% +7.56%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the East Midlands

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in the East Midlands

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in the East Midlands

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in the East Midlands

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in the East Midlands

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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
Nottinghamshire +2 107 £500 +212.50% 88
Leicestershire -1 51 £100 -74.92% 43
Northamptonshire +7 47 £391 +15.41% 37
Derbyshire -2 43 £350 +34.49% 46
Lincolnshire 0 8 £266 +47.92% 35
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 85 (31.84%) Microsoft
2 74 (27.72%) Finance
3 69 (25.84%) Active Directory
4 65 (24.34%) Windows
5 64 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (20.60%) Microsoft 365
7 50 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (17.60%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (16.85%) Azure
10 38 (14.23%) Project Management
10 38 (14.23%) Microsoft Excel
11 36 (13.48%) Windows 10
11 36 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (11.61%) Migration
13 30 (11.24%) ITIL
14 27 (10.11%) SQL
14 27 (10.11%) Scrum
14 27 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (8.61%) Retail
16 22 (8.24%) VMware
16 22 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (8.24%) Presentation Skills
17 21 (7.87%) SLA
18 19 (7.12%) Public Sector
19 18 (6.74%) Citrix
19 18 (6.74%) Process Improvement
20 17 (6.37%) Degree
20 17 (6.37%) Oracle
20 17 (6.37%) SQL Server
20 17 (6.37%) SAP

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (3.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.50%) JBoss
3 4 (1.50%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.75%) Confluence
4 2 (0.75%) SAS
4 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.37%) CICS
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (17.60%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (14.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.75%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.37%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.75%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.37%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.37%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.37%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Travel Management
3 1 (0.37%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 55 (20.60%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (16.85%) Azure
3 13 (4.87%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.75%) SaaS
5 8 (3.00%) AWS
5 8 (3.00%) PaaS
6 7 (2.62%) IaaS
7 6 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.87%) OneDrive
8 5 (1.87%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 4 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.50%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 4 (1.50%) GCP
10 3 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.12%) NuGet
11 2 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.75%) Serverless
12 1 (0.37%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.24%) Firewall
2 8 (3.00%) DNS
2 8 (3.00%) WAN
3 5 (1.87%) DHCP
3 5 (1.87%) VoIP
3 5 (1.87%) VPN
3 5 (1.87%) Wireless
4 4 (1.50%) MPLS
4 4 (1.50%) PBX
4 4 (1.50%) SD-WAN
4 4 (1.50%) Skype
5 3 (1.12%) Network Security
5 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.75%) Internet
6 2 (0.75%) LAN
6 2 (0.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.37%) VLAN
7 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (3.37%) Power BI
4 8 (3.00%) DB2
5 7 (2.62%) MySQL
5 7 (2.62%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.50%) SAP HANA
8 3 (1.12%) Big Data
8 3 (1.12%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.75%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.37%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.00%) JIRA
2 6 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) Android Studio
3 2 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.75%) Storybook
3 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.75%) Xcode
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.37%) Gatling
4 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) JMeter
4 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.37%) Moq
4 1 (0.37%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.37%) REST Assured
4 1 (0.37%) Selenium
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.37%) WebPageTest
General
1 74 (27.72%) Finance
2 27 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.61%) Retail
4 22 (8.24%) Presentation Skills
5 19 (7.12%) Public Sector
6 16 (5.99%) Banking
7 15 (5.62%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (4.87%) Manufacturing
9 9 (3.37%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (3.00%) Law
11 4 (1.50%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.50%) Legal
11 4 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.12%) Billing
12 3 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
12 3 (1.12%) Marketing
12 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.75%) Automotive
13 2 (0.75%) Local Government
14 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 73 (27.34%) Analyst
2 40 (14.98%) Project Manager
3 24 (8.99%) Service Analyst
4 21 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (7.49%) Architect
5 20 (7.49%) Developer
6 18 (6.74%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.62%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.62%) Desktop Support
8 13 (4.87%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.12%) IT Support
10 10 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.00%) IT Manager
12 8 (3.00%) Programme Manager
13 7 (2.62%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 7 (2.62%) IT Project Manager
13 7 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.12%) HTML
2 10 (3.75%) .NET
2 10 (3.75%) CSS
3 9 (3.37%) REST
4 6 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.87%) React
6 4 (1.50%) Middleware
6 4 (1.50%) RESTful
6 4 (1.50%) SAP Basis
7 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (1.12%) HTML5
7 3 (1.12%) jQuery
7 3 (1.12%) LESS
7 3 (1.12%) Sass
8 2 (0.75%) D3.js
8 2 (0.75%) Flask
8 2 (0.75%) Kafka
8 2 (0.75%) React Native
8 2 (0.75%) Redux
8 2 (0.75%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.87%) User Experience
2 12 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.87%) FMCG
7 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.87%) PKI
8 4 (1.50%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.12%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.75%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.37%) Blog
11 1 (0.37%) iPhone
11 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.34%) Windows
2 36 (13.48%) Windows 10
3 13 (4.87%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.37%) Android
5 8 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.00%) Linux
5 8 (3.00%) Unix
6 6 (2.25%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.50%) AIX
8 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (14.23%) Project Management
4 36 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (11.61%) Migration
6 30 (11.24%) ITIL
7 27 (10.11%) Scrum
8 22 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (6.74%) Process Improvement
10 16 (5.99%) Analytics
10 16 (5.99%) Time Management
10 16 (5.99%) Validation
11 15 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.62%) Conflict Resolution
11 15 (5.62%) Project Delivery
12 14 (5.24%) ERP
13 13 (4.87%) Decision-Making
13 13 (4.87%) DevOps
14 12 (4.49%) Coaching
14 12 (4.49%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.11%) SQL
2 11 (4.12%) C#
3 9 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.50%) Java
6 4 (1.50%) PHP
6 4 (1.50%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) C
7 2 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.75%) JCL
7 2 (0.75%) R
7 2 (0.75%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.75%) VBScript
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) COBOL
8 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.37%) Scala
8 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (6.37%) Degree
2 14 (5.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.12%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.00%) PMP
5 6 (2.25%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.50%) CCNA
6 4 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.12%) CCNP
7 3 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.75%) MCSE
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.75%) PhD
9 1 (0.37%) APMP
9 1 (0.37%) CCAB
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) MCITP
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.87%) SLA
2 15 (5.62%) Data Quality
3 10 (3.75%) GDPR
3 10 (3.75%) PMO
3 10 (3.75%) QA
4 6 (2.25%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.50%) COBIT
6 2 (0.75%) SOC 1
6 2 (0.75%) SOC 2
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 69 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.50%) Docker
4 4 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.75%) Firmware
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.49%) SCCM
2 5 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 5 (1.87%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.12%) RSA Archer
4 2 (0.75%) Ansible
4 2 (0.75%) Grafana
4 2 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.37%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.37%) Kibana
5 1 (0.37%) Nessus
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.37%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (31.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.24%) VMware
3 18 (6.74%) Citrix
4 17 (6.37%) Oracle
4 17 (6.37%) SAP
5 12 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.75%) Cisco
7 7 (2.62%) HP
8 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.87%) Workday
9 4 (1.50%) Google
9 4 (1.50%) Software AG
10 3 (1.12%) Databricks
10 3 (1.12%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds
11 2 (0.75%) hybris
11 2 (0.75%) Refinitiv
11 2 (0.75%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.75%) Sophos
11 2 (0.75%) WatchGuard