Period
to 2 December 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 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 327 107 316
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.81% 14.54% 17.56%
As % of the General category 40.42% 27.37% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 84 167
10th Percentile £98 £92 £135
25th Percentile £198 £170 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% -
75th Percentile £524 £420 £500
90th Percentile £629 £456 £550
England median daily rate £515 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +14.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 8 33
10th Percentile £8.37 £10.06 £9.52
25th Percentile £9.75 £10.82 £11.17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.54 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +30.04% -11.27% +17.43%
75th Percentile £22.63 £13.88 £17.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £17.55 £17.80
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.96 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.35% +2.63% +2.94%

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 809 391 873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 51.50% 53.13% 48.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 232 474
10th Percentile £155 £131 £185
25th Percentile £303 £254 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £380 £413
Median % change year-on-year +8.83% -8.00% +3.13%
75th Percentile £520 £464 £513
90th Percentile £617 £525 £596
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 65
10th Percentile £8.41 £10.65 £10.58
25th Percentile £9.49 £11.81 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.25 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -31.76% +51.79% +7.69%
75th Percentile £18.38 £43.75 £17.88
90th Percentile £24.08 £47.50 £45.80
England median hourly rate £19.20 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.67% +20.32% +1.08%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 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
Nottinghamshire +7 130 £515 +58.46% 77
Leicestershire +12 65 £140 -65.43% 50
Northamptonshire +4 59 £392 +11.13% 41
Derbyshire +2 48 £365 +52.08% 43
Lincolnshire -2 13 £155 -35.42% 31
Social Skills
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 96 (29.36%) Windows
3 81 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (23.24%) Finance
4 76 (23.24%) Active Directory
5 65 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
6 62 (18.96%) Microsoft 365
7 54 (16.51%) ITIL
8 53 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
8 53 (16.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (14.98%) Microsoft Excel
10 47 (14.37%) Azure
10 47 (14.37%) Windows 10
11 41 (12.54%) Project Management
11 41 (12.54%) Migration
12 39 (11.93%) SLA
12 39 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (9.79%) SQL
13 32 (9.79%) Presentation Skills
14 31 (9.48%) SQL Server
15 30 (9.17%) Scrum
16 26 (7.95%) Service Management
16 26 (7.95%) Citrix
16 26 (7.95%) Decision-Making
17 25 (7.65%) Oracle
18 23 (7.03%) Firewall
18 23 (7.03%) Microservices
19 22 (6.73%) Banking
19 22 (6.73%) .NET
19 22 (6.73%) C#

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 13 (3.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.67%) Confluence
3 11 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.06%) JBoss
4 10 (3.06%) NetWeaver
5 7 (2.14%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.61%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) CICS
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.31%) Mule
8 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (16.21%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (14.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.53%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.31%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.53%) Teamcenter
2 4 (1.22%) SAP CRM
2 4 (1.22%) SAP EWM
2 4 (1.22%) SAP SD
2 4 (1.22%) SAP Travel Management
3 2 (0.61%) Workfront
4 1 (0.31%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.31%) Magento
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.96%) Microsoft 365
2 47 (14.37%) Azure
3 16 (4.89%) PaaS
4 15 (4.59%) SaaS
5 14 (4.28%) IaaS
5 14 (4.28%) Power Platform
6 11 (3.36%) OpenShift
7 10 (3.06%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 10 (3.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 7 (2.14%) AWS
8 7 (2.14%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.22%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.92%) ShareGate
12 2 (0.61%) GCP
12 2 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.03%) Firewall
2 15 (4.59%) WAN
3 14 (4.28%) VPN
4 13 (3.98%) DNS
5 12 (3.67%) Wireless
6 11 (3.36%) DHCP
6 11 (3.36%) Skype
6 11 (3.36%) VoIP
7 10 (3.06%) MPLS
7 10 (3.06%) PBX
7 10 (3.06%) SD-WAN
8 7 (2.14%) Network Security
9 6 (1.83%) Internet
10 3 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.61%) LAN
11 2 (0.61%) SSL
11 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.98%) DB2
3 12 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.36%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (3.36%) MySQL
5 10 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.06%) Power BI
5 10 (3.06%) SAP HANA
6 9 (2.75%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.53%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.92%) Big Data
10 3 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.92%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.61%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (6.12%) JIRA
2 13 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.06%) NUnit
4 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.31%) Gatling
5 1 (0.31%) GitLab
5 1 (0.31%) JMeter
5 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.31%) Moq
5 1 (0.31%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.31%) REST Assured
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.31%) WebPageTest
General
1 76 (23.24%) Finance
2 39 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (9.79%) Presentation Skills
4 22 (6.73%) Banking
5 19 (5.81%) Organisational Skills
6 18 (5.50%) Public Sector
7 16 (4.89%) Retail
8 13 (3.98%) Manufacturing
9 12 (3.67%) Influencing Skills
10 9 (2.75%) Law
11 6 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (1.53%) Billing
12 5 (1.53%) Legal
13 3 (0.92%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.92%) Local Government
13 3 (0.92%) Marketing
13 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.31%) Automotive
14 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 101 (30.89%) Analyst
2 45 (13.76%) Project Manager
3 35 (10.70%) Service Analyst
4 30 (9.17%) Developer
5 29 (8.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 26 (7.95%) Business Analyst
7 25 (7.65%) Architect
8 18 (5.50%) Support Engineer
9 16 (4.89%) Desktop Support
10 13 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (3.67%) Support Analyst
12 11 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.06%) .NET Developer
13 10 (3.06%) Designer
13 10 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (2.75%) Solutions Designer
15 8 (2.45%) Administrator
15 8 (2.45%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.73%) .NET
2 20 (6.12%) HTML
3 19 (5.81%) CSS
4 13 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (3.98%) RESTful
5 11 (3.36%) WCF
6 10 (3.06%) .NET Core
6 10 (3.06%) Middleware
6 10 (3.06%) SAP Basis
6 10 (3.06%) Vue.js
7 7 (2.14%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.14%) REST
8 4 (1.22%) jQuery
8 4 (1.22%) SAP TM
9 3 (0.92%) Web Services
10 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.61%) LDAP
10 2 (0.61%) SOAP
10 2 (0.61%) Spring
10 2 (0.61%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.89%) Public Cloud
2 14 (4.28%) User Experience
3 13 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (3.98%) Virtual Team
4 11 (3.36%) PKI
5 9 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.22%) NHS
9 3 (0.92%) FMCG
9 3 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.61%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.61%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.61%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.61%) Wiki
11 1 (0.31%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 96 (29.36%) Windows
2 47 (14.37%) Windows 10
3 20 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.89%) Unix
5 13 (3.98%) Linux
6 10 (3.06%) AIX
6 10 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.45%) Android
7 8 (2.45%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.14%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.83%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.88%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (16.51%) ITIL
4 53 (16.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (12.54%) Migration
5 41 (12.54%) Project Management
6 30 (9.17%) Scrum
7 26 (7.95%) Decision-Making
7 26 (7.95%) Service Management
8 23 (7.03%) Microservices
9 22 (6.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (6.12%) Business Analysis
11 18 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (5.20%) DevOps
13 16 (4.89%) Business Continuity
13 16 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
13 16 (4.89%) ERP
13 16 (4.89%) SDLC
13 16 (4.89%) Validation
13 16 (4.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.79%) SQL
2 22 (6.73%) C#
3 14 (4.28%) JavaScript
3 14 (4.28%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.53%) Java
4 5 (1.53%) Python
5 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.92%) PHP
6 3 (0.92%) R
6 3 (0.92%) VBA
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (0.61%) JCL
7 2 (0.61%) Korn
7 2 (0.61%) RPG
7 2 (0.61%) VBScript
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) Go
8 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (6.12%) Degree
2 10 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.53%) CCNA
4 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.22%) CCNP
6 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.61%) PhD
7 2 (0.61%) PMP
8 1 (0.31%) APMP
8 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.31%) MCSE
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.93%) SLA
2 17 (5.20%) GDPR
3 15 (4.59%) Data Quality
4 12 (3.67%) PCI DSS
5 10 (3.06%) COBIT
5 10 (3.06%) QA
6 6 (1.83%) PMO
7 2 (0.61%) SOC 1
7 2 (0.61%) SOC 2
System Software
1 76 (23.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.06%) Docker
4 4 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (6.42%) Kubernetes
2 11 (3.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 8 (2.45%) SCCM
4 6 (1.83%) RSA Archer
5 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.61%) Grafana
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.31%) Kibana
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) Terraform
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 120 (36.70%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.95%) Citrix
3 25 (7.65%) Oracle
4 21 (6.42%) VMware
5 20 (6.12%) SAP
6 18 (5.50%) Cisco
7 11 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.06%) Software AG
9 6 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.53%) HP
10 5 (1.53%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.53%) Siemens
11 4 (1.22%) Databricks
11 4 (1.22%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.92%) Adobe
12 3 (0.92%) Bomgar
12 3 (0.92%) Informatica
13 2 (0.61%) Apple
13 2 (0.61%) IBM
13 2 (0.61%) WatchGuard