Period
to 1 August 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 1 August 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 of England
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 438 291 924
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 20.01% 17.40% 21.46%
As % of the General category 41.28% 36.84% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 167 506
10th Percentile £131 £173 £200
25th Percentile £174 £313 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £383 £420 £450
Median % change year-on-year -8.81% -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £502 £500 £525
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 19 60
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.04 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £9.96
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.30
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +13.80% -21.26%
75th Percentile £17.25 £19.50 £17.06
90th Percentile £32.70 £39.94 £39.03
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +15.63% -5.88%

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 of England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,061 790 2,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 48.47% 47.25% 50.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 451 1,248
10th Percentile £153 £200 £248
25th Percentile £268 £321 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £536 £519 £525
90th Percentile £613 £588 £600
England median daily rate £513 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 70 116
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £9.65
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £11.76
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.65 £15.63
Median % change year-on-year -23.66% +25.72% -8.06%
75th Percentile £22.50 £45.00 £29.44
90th Percentile £46.00 £57.73 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.91% +3.16% +7.32%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in the East of England

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 1 August 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
Hertfordshire -1 170 £450 +12.50% 148
Cambridgeshire 0 124 £271 -40.55% 145
Essex +11 80 £430 -4.44% 66
Bedfordshire +1 31 £438 +20.69% 41
Norfolk -3 18 £195 -32.17% 16
Suffolk -5 13 £390 -2.50% 27
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 of England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 104 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (18.04%) Microsoft
4 72 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (15.75%) ITIL
6 67 (15.30%) Java
7 62 (14.16%) Windows
8 61 (13.93%) Degree
9 58 (13.24%) Retail
10 53 (12.10%) JIRA
11 52 (11.87%) SQL
12 51 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
13 49 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
14 48 (10.96%) JavaScript
15 45 (10.27%) Oracle
15 45 (10.27%) Project Management
16 43 (9.82%) E-Commerce
16 43 (9.82%) Active Directory
17 42 (9.59%) Migration
18 41 (9.36%) Finance
19 39 (8.90%) Security Cleared
20 38 (8.68%) AWS
21 37 (8.45%) Scrum
22 36 (8.22%) Service Management
22 36 (8.22%) SC Cleared
22 36 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
23 35 (7.99%) Azure
23 35 (7.99%) Linux
24 34 (7.76%) ITSM
24 34 (7.76%) Node.js

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (6.85%) IBM Domino
2 25 (5.71%) Confluence
3 22 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.88%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.83%) Apache
6 7 (1.60%) CMS
6 7 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.14%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (0.91%) JBoss
9 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.68%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.23%) CoreMedia CMS
11 1 (0.23%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) CATIA
6 1 (0.23%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.79%) Magento
2 12 (2.74%) Shopify
3 4 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.91%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.46%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.46%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.68%) AWS
2 36 (8.22%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (7.99%) Azure
4 19 (4.34%) GCP
5 15 (3.42%) Power Platform
6 13 (2.97%) Serverless
7 10 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.37%) SaaS
9 5 (1.14%) Apigee
9 5 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.14%) Google Workspace
10 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.91%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.74%) Ethernet
1 12 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 11 (2.51%) DNS
2 11 (2.51%) Firewall
2 11 (2.51%) Intranet
2 11 (2.51%) VPN
3 8 (1.83%) LAN
4 6 (1.37%) 4G
4 6 (1.37%) WAN
5 5 (1.14%) 5G
5 5 (1.14%) FTP
5 5 (1.14%) HTTP
5 5 (1.14%) LTE
5 5 (1.14%) Modbus
5 5 (1.14%) NetScaler
5 5 (1.14%) RS-422
5 5 (1.14%) RS-485
5 5 (1.14%) SSH
5 5 (1.14%) SSL
6 4 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.71%) MySQL
2 16 (3.65%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.74%) Power BI
4 11 (2.51%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.05%) DB2
5 9 (2.05%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (2.05%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.60%) Tableau
8 6 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.14%) Big Data
10 4 (0.91%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.68%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.68%) QGIS
12 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (12.10%) JIRA
2 31 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.42%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.20%) Selenium
5 13 (2.97%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.51%) NetBeans
7 7 (1.60%) Maven
8 6 (1.37%) Cypress.io
8 6 (1.37%) ESLint
8 6 (1.37%) JMeter
8 6 (1.37%) REST Assured
8 6 (1.37%) webpack
9 5 (1.14%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.91%) Checkstyle
10 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.91%) Postman
10 4 (0.91%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (13.24%) Retail
3 41 (9.36%) Finance
4 31 (7.08%) Presentation Skills
5 28 (6.39%) Aerospace
6 24 (5.48%) Influencing Skills
7 22 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
8 19 (4.34%) Telecoms
9 15 (3.42%) Legal
10 14 (3.20%) French Language
10 14 (3.20%) Public Sector
11 12 (2.74%) Law
12 11 (2.51%) Dutch Language
12 11 (2.51%) German Language
12 11 (2.51%) Military
13 10 (2.28%) Automotive
13 10 (2.28%) Italian Language
14 9 (2.05%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (2.05%) Manufacturing
14 9 (2.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 92 (21.00%) Analyst
2 49 (11.19%) Developer
3 35 (7.99%) Project Manager
4 28 (6.39%) Service Analyst
5 21 (4.79%) Business Analyst
5 21 (4.79%) Service Desk Agent
6 18 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (4.11%) Support Engineer
7 17 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 16 (3.65%) Architect
9 13 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (2.74%) Consultant
11 11 (2.51%) Change Analyst
11 11 (2.51%) IT Support
11 11 (2.51%) Technical Manager
11 11 (2.51%) Technical Project Manager
12 10 (2.28%) IT Manager
13 9 (2.05%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (2.05%) Coordinator
13 9 (2.05%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.76%) Node.js
2 30 (6.85%) HTML
3 27 (6.16%) .NET
4 22 (5.02%) Web Services
5 19 (4.34%) CSS
5 19 (4.34%) Spring
6 17 (3.88%) React
7 13 (2.97%) Spring Boot
8 12 (2.74%) HTML5
8 12 (2.74%) XML
9 11 (2.51%) ActiveX
9 11 (2.51%) DirectX
9 11 (2.51%) J2SE
9 11 (2.51%) MFC
9 11 (2.51%) OpenGL
9 11 (2.51%) Qt
9 11 (2.51%) RESTful
10 9 (2.05%) AngularJS
11 8 (1.83%) JSON
11 8 (1.83%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (5.94%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.02%) NHS
4 17 (3.88%) User Experience
5 9 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.60%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.14%) Clustering
8 5 (1.14%) Life Science
8 5 (1.14%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (0.91%) FMCG
9 4 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.68%) iPhone
10 3 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.68%) LIMS
10 3 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 62 (14.16%) Windows
2 35 (7.99%) Linux
3 23 (5.25%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.20%) Unix
5 9 (2.05%) Android
6 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) HPUX
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (23.74%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (22.15%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (15.75%) ITIL
4 45 (10.27%) Project Management
5 43 (9.82%) E-Commerce
6 42 (9.59%) Migration
7 37 (8.45%) Scrum
8 36 (8.22%) Service Management
9 34 (7.76%) ITSM
9 34 (7.76%) Project Delivery
10 33 (7.53%) DevOps
11 32 (7.31%) Time Management
12 29 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (6.39%) Software Engineering
14 25 (5.71%) Change Management
14 25 (5.71%) Service Delivery
15 23 (5.25%) Microservices
16 22 (5.02%) Test Automation
17 20 (4.57%) Analytics
17 20 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 67 (15.30%) Java
2 52 (11.87%) SQL
3 48 (10.96%) JavaScript
4 33 (7.53%) C#
5 23 (5.25%) Python
6 17 (3.88%) C++
6 17 (3.88%) PHP
6 17 (3.88%) TypeScript
7 14 (3.20%) Java 8
8 11 (2.51%) GLSL
8 11 (2.51%) HLSL
9 10 (2.28%) Java 11
10 9 (2.05%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.83%) ES6
11 8 (1.83%) Go
12 7 (1.60%) C
13 6 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.37%) Scala
13 6 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 61 (13.93%) Degree
2 39 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.22%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.51%) PMP
5 9 (2.05%) MCP
5 9 (2.05%) OCPJP
5 9 (2.05%) Sun Certification
6 8 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.83%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 7 (1.60%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.60%) PMI Certification
8 6 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.14%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.14%) MCSE
9 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.91%) CCNA
10 4 (0.91%) HNC
10 4 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.62%) SLA
2 15 (3.42%) QA
3 9 (2.05%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.91%) GDPR
6 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.68%) PMO
7 2 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.46%) COBIT
7 2 (0.46%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.23%) GMP
8 1 (0.23%) GRC
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.23%) JTAG
8 1 (0.23%) NIST
8 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (9.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.42%) Docker
2 15 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.14%) Postfix
3 5 (1.14%) qmail
3 5 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (1.14%) XenApp
4 4 (0.91%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.91%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.68%) Firmware
6 2 (0.46%) Varnish
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
6 2 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.20%) Terraform
2 13 (2.97%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.51%) SCCM
4 4 (0.91%) Ansible
4 4 (0.91%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.68%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.46%) Grafana
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.46%) Puppet
7 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.27%) Oracle
3 30 (6.85%) Xerox
4 17 (3.88%) hybris
4 17 (3.88%) VMware
5 16 (3.65%) SAP
6 15 (3.42%) IBM
7 14 (3.20%) Google
8 12 (2.74%) Cisco
9 11 (2.51%) Citrix
10 10 (2.28%) Sun
11 9 (2.05%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.60%) Dynatrace
12 7 (1.60%) New Relic
13 6 (1.37%) Adobe
13 6 (1.37%) Apple
14 5 (1.14%) NetApp
14 5 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.91%) Alteryx
15 4 (0.91%) HP