Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 610 186 843
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 24.50% 15.18% 21.17%
As % of the General category 48.30% 32.63% 42.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 109 473
10th Percentile £129 £240 £166
25th Percentile £178 £318 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £555 £500 £525
90th Percentile £625 £583 £593
England median daily rate £505 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +12.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 17 60
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £9.64
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £10.94
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.57
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -10.08% -9.08%
75th Percentile £14.93 £23.75 £18.84
90th Percentile £35.42 £48.35 £49.00
England median hourly rate £16.83 £17.77 £17.41
% change year-on-year -5.29% +2.07% +0.69%

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 1,263 570 1,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 50.72% 46.53% 49.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 323 1,137
10th Percentile £150 £206 £200
25th Percentile £267 £300 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £549 £509 £525
90th Percentile £638 £588 £600
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 65 147
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.10 £10.68
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £13.50 £24.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -43.75% +45.45% -4.73%
75th Percentile £23.75 £45.00 £43.38
90th Percentile £46.50 £50.00 £49.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +1.08%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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
Cambridgeshire +1 220 £360 -22.16% 195
Hertfordshire +3 209 £444 +10.94% 172
Essex +6 101 £496 +10.19% 57
Bedfordshire +1 37 £550 +90.94% 33
Norfolk +4 30 £160 +26.98% 24
Suffolk -4 13 £263 -44.74% 21
East Anglia - 1 £210 - 18
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 153 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
3 122 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 108 (17.70%) Windows
5 80 (13.11%) Degree
6 79 (12.95%) ITIL
6 79 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
7 73 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
8 70 (11.48%) Retail
9 67 (10.98%) Security Cleared
10 64 (10.49%) Java
11 63 (10.33%) Active Directory
12 62 (10.16%) JIRA
13 60 (9.84%) Microsoft 365
14 59 (9.67%) AWS
15 57 (9.34%) SC Cleared
16 55 (9.02%) Finance
17 53 (8.69%) Scrum
17 53 (8.69%) DevOps
18 51 (8.36%) Software Engineering
19 49 (8.03%) Project Management
19 49 (8.03%) Migration
19 49 (8.03%) SQL
20 47 (7.70%) Oracle
21 46 (7.54%) Linux
22 44 (7.21%) Presentation Skills
23 43 (7.05%) Public Sector
24 42 (6.89%) ITSM
24 42 (6.89%) .NET
25 41 (6.72%) JavaScript

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 41 (6.72%) Confluence
2 28 (4.59%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.62%) IBM Domino
4 7 (1.15%) CMS
5 6 (0.98%) ArcGIS
5 6 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (0.82%) Apache
6 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.16%) CoreMedia CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.16%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (5.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.31%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.66%) CATIA
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.16%) Figma
7 1 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.16%) Marvel
7 1 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.48%) Magento
3 6 (0.98%) Shopify
4 4 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.33%) Sprinklr
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.84%) Microsoft 365
2 59 (9.67%) AWS
3 41 (6.72%) Azure
4 25 (4.10%) Power Platform
5 20 (3.28%) Dynamics 365
6 12 (1.97%) Amazon S3
7 11 (1.80%) GCP
8 10 (1.64%) Amazon ECS
8 10 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
9 9 (1.48%) SaaS
10 8 (1.31%) Serverless
11 7 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.98%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.82%) Amazon Glacier
13 5 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.82%) Apigee
13 5 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.82%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.28%) Ethernet
3 16 (2.62%) DNS
4 11 (1.80%) Intranet
4 11 (1.80%) VPN
5 10 (1.64%) LAN
6 9 (1.48%) Firewall
6 9 (1.48%) WAN
6 9 (1.48%) Wireless
7 7 (1.15%) DHCP
8 6 (0.98%) 4G
9 5 (0.82%) 3G
9 5 (0.82%) 5G
9 5 (0.82%) Internet
9 5 (0.82%) IPsec
9 5 (0.82%) LTE
10 4 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (0.66%) VoIP
11 3 (0.49%) Modbus
11 3 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.26%) MySQL
2 23 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.61%) Power BI
4 19 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.79%) SQL Server
6 16 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 11 (1.80%) Tableau
8 10 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.31%) Big Data
11 7 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.15%) GIS
12 5 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (0.82%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.66%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.66%) DB2
13 4 (0.66%) DbVisualizer
13 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 62 (10.16%) JIRA
2 35 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 21 (3.44%) Visual Studio
4 20 (3.28%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.95%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.62%) NetBeans
7 11 (1.80%) Checkstyle
8 10 (1.64%) Artifactory
8 10 (1.64%) JMeter
8 10 (1.64%) Selenium
9 6 (0.98%) Cypress.io
9 6 (0.98%) ESLint
9 6 (0.98%) webpack
10 5 (0.82%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.82%) GitLab
10 5 (0.82%) MorphX
10 5 (0.82%) Postman
11 4 (0.66%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.49%) Ranorex
12 3 (0.49%) REST Assured
General
1 79 (12.95%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (11.48%) Retail
3 55 (9.02%) Finance
4 44 (7.21%) Presentation Skills
5 43 (7.05%) Public Sector
6 38 (6.23%) Aerospace
7 29 (4.75%) Documentation Skills
8 26 (4.26%) Influencing Skills
8 26 (4.26%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (3.44%) French Language
10 20 (3.28%) Manufacturing
10 20 (3.28%) Military
11 17 (2.79%) Legal
12 16 (2.62%) Automotive
12 16 (2.62%) Hungarian Language
13 15 (2.46%) Marketing
14 14 (2.30%) German Language
15 13 (2.13%) Dutch Language
15 13 (2.13%) Telecoms
16 11 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (18.69%) Analyst
2 55 (9.02%) Service Desk Agent
3 50 (8.20%) Developer
4 43 (7.05%) Service Analyst
5 37 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
6 35 (5.74%) Project Manager
6 35 (5.74%) Support Engineer
7 28 (4.59%) Consultant
8 26 (4.26%) Architect
9 20 (3.28%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.95%) Desktop Support
10 18 (2.95%) IT Support
10 18 (2.95%) Java Developer
11 16 (2.62%) Call Centre Analyst
11 16 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.46%) Customer Analyst
12 15 (2.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 15 (2.46%) IT Engineer
13 14 (2.30%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.89%) .NET
2 31 (5.08%) HTML
2 31 (5.08%) Node.js
3 29 (4.75%) Spring
4 26 (4.26%) Spring Boot
5 25 (4.10%) Web Services
6 19 (3.11%) CSS
7 17 (2.79%) React
7 17 (2.79%) XML
8 16 (2.62%) ActiveX
8 16 (2.62%) DirectX
8 16 (2.62%) MFC
8 16 (2.62%) OpenGL
8 16 (2.62%) Qt
9 15 (2.46%) J2SE
10 12 (1.97%) HTML5
11 11 (1.80%) Flask
12 10 (1.64%) .NET Framework
12 10 (1.64%) AngularJS
13 9 (1.48%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (5.41%) User Experience
3 15 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (2.30%) NHS
5 11 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 10 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.48%) iPhone
8 8 (1.31%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
9 7 (1.15%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.82%) Life Science
10 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.66%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.66%) iPad
11 4 (0.66%) Legacy Systems
11 4 (0.66%) Social Media
12 3 (0.49%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 108 (17.70%) Windows
2 46 (7.54%) Linux
3 41 (6.72%) Windows 10
4 15 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.80%) Unix
5 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 9 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 8 (1.31%) Android
7 8 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (23.44%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (12.95%) ITIL
4 53 (8.69%) DevOps
4 53 (8.69%) Scrum
5 51 (8.36%) Software Engineering
6 49 (8.03%) Migration
6 49 (8.03%) Project Management
7 42 (6.89%) ITSM
8 41 (6.72%) E-Commerce
8 41 (6.72%) Project Delivery
8 41 (6.72%) Service Management
9 39 (6.39%) Mathematics
10 38 (6.23%) Change Management
10 38 (6.23%) User Stories
11 37 (6.07%) Time Management
12 35 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (5.57%) Service Delivery
13 34 (5.57%) Test Automation
14 32 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.49%) Java
2 49 (8.03%) SQL
3 41 (6.72%) JavaScript
4 40 (6.56%) C#
5 27 (4.43%) Python
6 25 (4.10%) C++
7 22 (3.61%) C
8 18 (2.95%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.79%) Java 8
10 16 (2.62%) GLSL
10 16 (2.62%) HLSL
10 16 (2.62%) Java 11
11 11 (1.80%) Groovy
12 10 (1.64%) VB
13 9 (1.48%) PHP
14 7 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.98%) ES6
16 5 (0.82%) X++
17 4 (0.66%) Perl
18 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (13.11%) Degree
2 67 (10.98%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.34%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.92%) MCP
5 23 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (2.46%) CCNA
8 14 (2.30%) OCPJP
8 14 (2.30%) Sun Certification
9 13 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.80%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.48%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.48%) PMP
12 8 (1.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (1.15%) ISEB
13 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.82%) CISSP
14 5 (0.82%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.08%) SLA
2 20 (3.28%) QA
3 9 (1.48%) Accessibility
4 6 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.66%) PMO
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.33%) GDPR
7 2 (0.33%) GMP
7 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) GRC
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.16%) NIST
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.79%) Docker
2 17 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.64%) VMware NSX
4 6 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.82%) vSphere
6 3 (0.49%) HDFS
6 3 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) Varnish
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
8 1 (0.16%) RHEV
8 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (3.61%) Ansible
1 22 (3.61%) Terraform
2 13 (2.13%) SCCM
3 10 (1.64%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (1.48%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.15%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.49%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.49%) WSUS
8 2 (0.33%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.16%) Grafana
9 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.16%) vRealize
9 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 122 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (7.70%) Oracle
3 21 (3.44%) Cisco
4 19 (3.11%) SAP
4 19 (3.11%) VMware
5 16 (2.62%) Xerox
6 15 (2.46%) Citrix
6 15 (2.46%) ServiceNow
6 15 (2.46%) Sun
7 14 (2.30%) Google
8 10 (1.64%) hybris
9 9 (1.48%) ESRI
9 9 (1.48%) HP
9 9 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.15%) Apple
11 6 (0.98%) Adobe
11 6 (0.98%) Lumension
11 6 (0.98%) NetApp
11 6 (0.98%) Sophos
12 5 (0.82%) Atlassian