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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 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 257 200 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 18.57% 21.14% 16.82%
As % of the General category 37.68% 41.41% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 143 118
10th Percentile £189 £91 £92
25th Percentile £309 £124 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £340 £419
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.81% +7.72%
75th Percentile £517 £442 £488
90th Percentile £619 £636 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 15
10th Percentile £9.65 £9.02 £9.00
25th Percentile £10.50 £9.33 £11.00
Median hourly rate £19.25 £10.00 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year +92.50% -16.67% -4.38%
75th Percentile £24.00 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.75 £18.55 £21.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.45
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +15.38%

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 682 483 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 49.28% 51.06% 47.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 309 308
10th Percentile £200 £109 £131
25th Percentile £319 £265 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £380 £400
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +3.90%
75th Percentile £520 £488 £488
90th Percentile £606 £630 £591
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 33
10th Percentile £9.73 £9.41 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £10.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate £22.75 £13.00 £12.24
Median % change year-on-year +75.00% +6.25% -9.37%
75th Percentile £35.00 £22.45 £23.75
90th Percentile - £47.33 £48.63
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.90
% change year-on-year +0.47% +7.54% +6.13%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 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
Nottinghamshire 0 75 £481 +10.00% 48
Northamptonshire +1 73 £425 +25.00% 26
Derbyshire -6 53 £400 +83.91% 31
Leicestershire -5 40 £450 +383.87% 44
Lincolnshire -1 9 £253 +9.49% 17
Social Skills
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 78 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 63 (24.51%) ITIL
3 61 (23.74%) Agile
4 50 (19.46%) Windows
5 46 (17.90%) Finance
6 40 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (14.79%) Azure
8 36 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
9 33 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
10 32 (12.45%) .NET
11 30 (11.67%) Project Management
12 29 (11.28%) Active Directory
12 29 (11.28%) Security Cleared
13 28 (10.89%) SAP
13 28 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (10.89%) Scrum
13 28 (10.89%) Service Management
14 27 (10.51%) SC Cleared
15 26 (10.12%) SQL
16 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
16 25 (9.73%) Presentation Skills
17 24 (9.34%) Public Sector
18 22 (8.56%) Decision-Making
19 21 (8.17%) C#
20 20 (7.78%) DevOps
20 20 (7.78%) Windows 10
21 19 (7.39%) SLA
22 18 (7.00%) SQL Server
22 18 (7.00%) Aerospace
23 17 (6.61%) Service Delivery

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 5 (1.95%) Confluence
1 5 (1.95%) NetWeaver
2 4 (1.56%) Apache
2 4 (1.56%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.56%) CMS
3 3 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.17%) WordPress
4 2 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.39%) CICS
5 1 (0.39%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) Mule
5 1 (0.39%) SAS
5 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) CATIA
5 1 (0.39%) MadCap Flare
5 1 (0.39%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) SAP CO
1 5 (1.95%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.95%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (1.95%) SAP PS
2 4 (1.56%) Primavera
3 2 (0.78%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.79%) Azure
2 33 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (3.50%) AWS
4 8 (3.11%) IaaS
4 8 (3.11%) SaaS
5 7 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.72%) PaaS
6 6 (2.33%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.95%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.95%) Serverless
8 4 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.17%) SurveyMonkey
10 2 (0.78%) Azure Stack
10 2 (0.78%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.39%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.89%) Firewall
2 6 (2.33%) Internet
3 4 (1.56%) HTTP
3 4 (1.56%) VPN
4 3 (1.17%) Intranet
4 3 (1.17%) Network Security
4 3 (1.17%) Wireless
5 2 (0.78%) DNS
5 2 (0.78%) LAN
5 2 (0.78%) SAN
5 2 (0.78%) WAN
6 1 (0.39%) DHCP
6 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.39%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.39%) MPLS
6 1 (0.39%) PBX
6 1 (0.39%) SMS
6 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) VoIP
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.95%) Power BI
2 5 (1.95%) SAP HANA
3 4 (1.56%) Big Data
3 4 (1.56%) SAP BW
3 4 (1.56%) Spark SQL
4 3 (1.17%) Couchbase
4 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.17%) DB2
4 3 (1.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.78%) HBase
5 2 (0.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.39%) Informix
6 1 (0.39%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.11%) JIRA
2 7 (2.72%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.95%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.95%) JUnit
4 4 (1.56%) Mockito
4 4 (1.56%) NUnit
4 4 (1.56%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.17%) MbUnit
5 3 (1.17%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.17%) MSTest
5 3 (1.17%) Selenium
5 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.17%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.78%) Sourcetree
6 2 (0.78%) Subversion
7 1 (0.39%) Postman
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 46 (17.90%) Finance
2 40 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.73%) Presentation Skills
4 24 (9.34%) Public Sector
5 18 (7.00%) Aerospace
6 11 (4.28%) Banking
6 11 (4.28%) Retail
7 10 (3.89%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (3.89%) Organisational Skills
8 8 (3.11%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.72%) Law
10 6 (2.33%) Automotive
11 5 (1.95%) Legal
12 4 (1.56%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.17%) Marketing
14 2 (0.78%) Publishing
15 1 (0.39%) Electronics
15 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (25.29%) Analyst
2 31 (12.06%) Project Manager
3 25 (9.73%) Developer
4 21 (8.17%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.61%) Support Engineer
6 16 (6.23%) Service Analyst
7 15 (5.84%) Consultant
7 15 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (5.45%) Architect
9 12 (4.67%) IT Analyst
10 11 (4.28%) Service Desk Support
10 11 (4.28%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 10 (3.89%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.89%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) IT Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) Scrum Master
12 9 (3.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.50%) Desktop Support
13 8 (3.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.45%) .NET
2 14 (5.45%) CSS
3 13 (5.06%) HTML
4 12 (4.67%) .NET Framework
5 11 (4.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 11 (4.28%) XML
6 9 (3.50%) AngularJS
6 9 (3.50%) HTML5
6 9 (3.50%) Web Services
7 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.33%) RESTful
8 5 (1.95%) SAP Basis
8 5 (1.95%) SOAP
9 4 (1.56%) BAPI
9 4 (1.56%) JDBC
9 4 (1.56%) SAP ALE
9 4 (1.56%) SAP PI
9 4 (1.56%) Swagger
10 3 (1.17%) JSON
10 3 (1.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (4.67%) NHS
3 9 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.72%) Replication
4 7 (2.72%) Smartphone
4 7 (2.72%) User Experience
5 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.17%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.78%) PKI
8 2 (0.78%) Social Media
8 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (19.46%) Windows
2 20 (7.78%) Windows 10
3 15 (5.84%) Windows 7
3 15 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.50%) Unix
5 8 (3.11%) Linux
6 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.56%) Solaris
8 3 (1.17%) Android
8 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.39%) AIX
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.51%) ITIL
2 61 (23.74%) Agile
3 36 (14.01%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (11.67%) Project Management
5 28 (10.89%) Scrum
5 28 (10.89%) Service Management
5 28 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (8.56%) Decision-Making
7 20 (7.78%) DevOps
8 17 (6.61%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.23%) Requirements Gathering
9 16 (6.23%) Risk Management
10 15 (5.84%) Migration
10 15 (5.84%) Project Delivery
11 14 (5.45%) PRINCE2
12 13 (5.06%) Change Management
12 13 (5.06%) SDLC
13 12 (4.67%) Business Analysis
13 12 (4.67%) Business Continuity
14 11 (4.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.12%) SQL
2 21 (8.17%) C#
3 13 (5.06%) Java
4 9 (3.50%) ABAP
5 7 (2.72%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.17%) Python
7 3 (1.17%) Ruby
8 2 (0.78%) Scala
8 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.78%) VBA
9 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.39%) Bash
9 1 (0.39%) COBOL
9 1 (0.39%) Groovy
9 1 (0.39%) JCL
9 1 (0.39%) Natural
9 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.61%) Degree
4 9 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.56%) PMP
8 3 (1.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.78%) CCSP
9 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.78%) CISM
9 2 (0.78%) CISSP
10 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.39%) SLA
2 8 (3.11%) PMO
3 4 (1.56%) QA
4 3 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (11.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.78%) Docker
4 2 (0.78%) HDFS
4 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.39%) GPFS
5 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.39%) Lustre
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.95%) SCCM
2 5 (1.95%) Terraform
3 4 (1.56%) Ansible
3 4 (1.56%) VxRail
4 3 (1.17%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.78%) CASB
5 2 (0.78%) Grafana
5 2 (0.78%) Oozie
5 2 (0.78%) Packer
5 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.39%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.89%) SAP
3 12 (4.67%) Cisco
4 11 (4.28%) VMware
5 9 (3.50%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.11%) Oracle
7 6 (2.33%) Dell
7 6 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.33%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.95%) Citrix
8 5 (1.95%) Google
9 3 (1.17%) Adobe
9 3 (1.17%) F5
9 3 (1.17%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.17%) Zscaler
10 2 (0.78%) Apple
10 2 (0.78%) HP
10 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.39%) CA
11 1 (0.39%) Software AG