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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 4 July 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 of England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 682 401 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 27.01% 19.93% 18.05%
As % of the General category 45.93% 41.13% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 173 193
10th Percentile £150 £136 £166
25th Percentile £257 £213 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -11.11%
75th Percentile £535 £500 £500
90th Percentile £631 £574 £571
England median daily rate £525 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 77 28
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.50 £12.88
Median hourly rate £13.83 £13.50 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% -6.90% +12.75%
75th Percentile £14.75 £21.75 £19.06
90th Percentile £22.48 £39.52 £39.31
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.11
% change year-on-year +2.78% -0.58% +11.90%

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 1,485 975 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 58.81% 48.46% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 466 545
10th Percentile £190 £153 £200
25th Percentile £350 £272 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
75th Percentile £586 £537 £519
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 201 84
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £12.65
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
75th Percentile £41.17 £25.00 £32.33
90th Percentile £56.00 £48.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £23.31 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.34% +4.68% -

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 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
Cambridgeshire +1 260 £425 +21.43% 146
Hertfordshire -1 172 £450 +4.05% 86
Essex +4 118 £495 +7.32% 28
Bedfordshire 0 65 £425 - 23
Norfolk +4 33 £183 +6.03% 10
Suffolk +6 32 £480 +23.08% 13
East Anglia - 1 £255 - 8
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 of England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 151 (22.14%) Microsoft
1 151 (22.14%) Agile
2 141 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
3 128 (18.77%) ITIL
4 112 (16.42%) Windows
5 110 (16.13%) Project Management
6 100 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
7 92 (13.49%) Finance
8 87 (12.76%) Service Delivery
9 80 (11.73%) Degree
10 78 (11.44%) Active Directory
11 75 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
12 74 (10.85%) Security Cleared
12 74 (10.85%) Microsoft 365
13 69 (10.12%) Incident Management
14 68 (9.97%) SC Cleared
15 67 (9.82%) Mathematics
16 58 (8.50%) MCP
16 58 (8.50%) Linux
17 53 (7.77%) Java
17 53 (7.77%) SQL
18 52 (7.62%) Time Management
18 52 (7.62%) Azure
19 48 (7.04%) Migration
20 46 (6.74%) ITSM
20 46 (6.74%) Problem Management
20 46 (6.74%) AWS
21 45 (6.60%) Scrum
22 44 (6.45%) Software Engineering
22 44 (6.45%) Change Management

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 27 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.64%) Confluence
4 10 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (1.47%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.59%) Apache
5 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 2 (0.29%) Drupal
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.29%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.29%) JBoss
7 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
7 2 (0.29%) SAS
7 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) TPMS
8 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (6.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.05%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (1.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.15%) Simulink
7 1 (0.15%) Sketch
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.44%) Magento
4 3 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.44%) Shopify
4 3 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.44%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.29%) HFM
5 2 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 74 (10.85%) Microsoft 365
2 52 (7.62%) Azure
3 46 (6.74%) AWS
4 18 (2.64%) Power Platform
5 9 (1.32%) GCP
6 8 (1.17%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (1.17%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.17%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (1.17%) IaaS
7 6 (0.88%) PaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.73%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (0.73%) GitHub
8 5 (0.73%) SaaS
9 4 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.59%) Collibra
9 4 (0.59%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.01%) TCP/IP
2 28 (4.11%) Ethernet
3 25 (3.67%) DNS
4 20 (2.93%) WAN
5 19 (2.79%) Wireless
6 17 (2.49%) LAN
7 15 (2.20%) Firewall
8 10 (1.47%) Internet
8 10 (1.47%) Skype
8 10 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (1.17%) HTTP
9 8 (1.17%) Mobile Backhaul
9 8 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (1.17%) Value-Added Service
10 7 (1.03%) 3GPP
10 7 (1.03%) IPsec
10 7 (1.03%) VPN
11 6 (0.88%) DHCP
11 6 (0.88%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.91%) Power BI
2 13 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.17%) MySQL
4 6 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (0.88%) Big Data
4 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.73%) MS Access
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Navigator
6 4 (0.59%) Tableau
7 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.44%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) Impala
8 2 (0.29%) Informix
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.29%) QlikView
8 2 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (5.28%) JIRA
2 29 (4.25%) Visual Studio
3 28 (4.11%) Eclipse
4 22 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.79%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.17%) Artifactory
7 7 (1.03%) Maven
7 7 (1.03%) NetBeans
7 7 (1.03%) Selenium
8 6 (0.88%) SonarQube
8 6 (0.88%) Toad
9 5 (0.73%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.73%) webpack
10 4 (0.59%) Gradle
10 4 (0.59%) Postman
11 3 (0.44%) Grunt
11 3 (0.44%) JMeter
11 3 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.29%) JUnit
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 100 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (13.49%) Finance
3 43 (6.30%) Presentation Skills
4 40 (5.87%) Public Sector
5 26 (3.81%) Organisational Skills
6 24 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.37%) Retail
8 21 (3.08%) Influencing Skills
8 21 (3.08%) Legal
9 20 (2.93%) Marketing
10 16 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 15 (2.20%) German Language
12 13 (1.91%) Dutch Language
12 13 (1.91%) Spanish Language
13 12 (1.76%) French Language
13 12 (1.76%) Hungarian Language
14 9 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.32%) Law
14 9 (1.32%) Manufacturing
15 8 (1.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 184 (26.98%) Analyst
2 87 (12.76%) Service Analyst
3 82 (12.02%) Service Desk Analyst
4 78 (11.44%) Project Manager
5 37 (5.43%) Call Centre Analyst
5 37 (5.43%) Service Desk Agent
6 36 (5.28%) Customer Analyst
7 33 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 27 (3.96%) Support Engineer
9 23 (3.37%) Software Engineer
10 22 (3.23%) Developer
11 21 (3.08%) C++ Software Engineer
12 19 (2.79%) Architect
12 19 (2.79%) C# Software Engineer
12 19 (2.79%) IT Manager
12 19 (2.79%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.49%) IT Project Manager
14 16 (2.35%) Designer
14 16 (2.35%) Service Manager
15 15 (2.20%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.35%) Web Services
2 14 (2.05%) Node.js
2 14 (2.05%) Spring
3 12 (1.76%) .NET
3 12 (1.76%) HTML
4 11 (1.61%) CSS
5 10 (1.47%) React
5 10 (1.47%) XML
6 8 (1.17%) Django
6 8 (1.17%) Flask
6 8 (1.17%) JSON
7 7 (1.03%) ActiveX
7 7 (1.03%) DirectX
7 7 (1.03%) FastAPI
7 7 (1.03%) MFC
7 7 (1.03%) OpenGL
7 7 (1.03%) Qt
7 7 (1.03%) Spring Boot
8 6 (0.88%) HTML5
8 6 (0.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 20 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.35%) User Experience
5 13 (1.91%) iPhone
6 12 (1.76%) Cloud Native
6 12 (1.76%) Public Cloud
7 11 (1.61%) NHS
8 9 (1.32%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.17%) FMCG
9 8 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (0.88%) Replication
12 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.59%) IoT
13 4 (0.59%) Legacy Systems
13 4 (0.59%) Life Science
13 4 (0.59%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (16.42%) Windows
2 58 (8.50%) Linux
3 37 (5.43%) Windows 10
4 25 (3.67%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.76%) Unix
6 11 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.47%) Android
8 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.88%) Ubuntu
10 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.15%) CentOS
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) Solaris
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (22.14%) Agile
2 141 (20.67%) Problem-Solving
3 128 (18.77%) ITIL
4 110 (16.13%) Project Management
5 87 (12.76%) Service Delivery
6 69 (10.12%) Incident Management
7 67 (9.82%) Mathematics
8 52 (7.62%) Time Management
9 48 (7.04%) Migration
10 46 (6.74%) ITSM
10 46 (6.74%) Problem Management
11 45 (6.60%) Scrum
12 44 (6.45%) Change Management
12 44 (6.45%) DevOps
12 44 (6.45%) Project Delivery
12 44 (6.45%) Software Engineering
13 40 (5.87%) PRINCE2
14 37 (5.43%) Service Management
15 36 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 53 (7.77%) Java
1 53 (7.77%) SQL
2 40 (5.87%) C#
3 35 (5.13%) C++
4 24 (3.52%) Python
5 23 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.05%) C
8 11 (1.61%) Groovy
9 7 (1.03%) GLSL
9 7 (1.03%) HLSL
9 7 (1.03%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.88%) PHP
10 6 (0.88%) VBA
11 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.59%) Perl
13 3 (0.44%) Bash
13 3 (0.44%) ES6
13 3 (0.44%) R
13 3 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 80 (11.73%) Degree
2 74 (10.85%) Security Cleared
3 68 (9.97%) SC Cleared
4 58 (8.50%) MCP
5 24 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.08%) CCNA
6 21 (3.08%) PMP
7 19 (2.79%) PMI Certification
8 16 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.03%) ISEB
13 6 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.73%) CCNP
14 5 (0.73%) CISSP
14 5 (0.73%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.73%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.57%) SLA
2 28 (4.11%) QA
3 22 (3.23%) PMO
4 8 (1.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (1.17%) GDPR
5 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.73%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.73%) NIST
6 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.29%) CDISC
8 2 (0.29%) GMP
8 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) AQAP
9 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 78 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.20%) Docker
3 11 (1.61%) vSphere
4 10 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.88%) NFS
6 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.59%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.44%) XenApp
8 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) KVM
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (2.79%) Ansible
2 17 (2.49%) Terraform
3 13 (1.91%) SCCM
4 10 (1.47%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (0.73%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.29%) Consul
8 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.29%) Packer
8 2 (0.29%) Rancher
8 2 (0.29%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.15%) Grafana
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.15%) Observium
9 1 (0.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 151 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (4.69%) Oracle
3 28 (4.11%) Cisco
4 20 (2.93%) Citrix
5 19 (2.79%) SAP
6 15 (2.20%) VMware
7 13 (1.91%) Remedy
8 10 (1.47%) HP
8 10 (1.47%) NetApp
9 9 (1.32%) Google
9 9 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.17%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.03%) Adobe
11 7 (1.03%) Siemens
11 7 (1.03%) Splunk
12 6 (0.88%) Avaya
12 6 (0.88%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.88%) Peregrine
12 6 (0.88%) Workday
13 5 (0.73%) Liquidlogic