Period
to 28 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 28 September 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)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 451 100 414
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 23.56% 16.10% 19.70%
As % of the General category 32.75% 23.09% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 78 223
10th Percentile £208 £206 £211
25th Percentile £356 £313 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £420 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% -1.18% +3.98%
75th Percentile £538 £475 £494
90th Percentile £600 £608 £575
Scotland median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.59 £30.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.63% +71.43% +34.62%
Scotland median hourly rate £36.57 £14.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +156.65% -18.57% +11.11%

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,377 433 1,462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 71.94% 69.73% 69.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 293 691
10th Percentile £225 £240 £275
25th Percentile £363 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% -2.86% +5.42%
75th Percentile £536 £513 £525
90th Percentile £600 £585 £588
Scotland median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
10th Percentile " £11.16 £11.01
25th Percentile £15.04 £11.78 £12.20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +34.62%
75th Percentile £25.25 £21.84 £34.25
90th Percentile £31.45 £38.89 £39.23
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% -5.41% +5.71%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Edinburgh

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Edinburgh

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Edinburgh

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 186 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 169 (37.47%) Finance
3 146 (32.37%) Public Sector
4 93 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 91 (20.18%) Project Management
6 69 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
7 66 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 51 (11.31%) Scrum
10 46 (10.20%) Banking
11 44 (9.76%) Oracle
12 41 (9.09%) ITIL
13 40 (8.87%) SQL
13 40 (8.87%) JIRA
14 39 (8.65%) Collaborative Working
15 36 (7.98%) Migration
16 35 (7.76%) PRINCE2
17 34 (7.54%) Azure
18 33 (7.32%) Windows
19 32 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
19 32 (7.10%) Influencing Skills
19 32 (7.10%) User Stories
20 31 (6.87%) DevOps
20 31 (6.87%) Project Delivery
20 31 (6.87%) Business Analysis
21 30 (6.65%) Degree
22 29 (6.43%) Confluence
22 29 (6.43%) Requirements Gathering
23 28 (6.21%) Java
24 27 (5.99%) Decision-Making

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 29 (6.43%) Confluence
2 13 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.11%) CMS
4 4 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.89%) SAS
5 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.22%) CICS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.89%) Sketch
5 3 (0.67%) Figma
5 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.67%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.44%) assyst
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.54%) Azure
2 25 (5.54%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (4.66%) AWS
4 10 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (2.22%) Serverless
5 9 (2.00%) OpenShift
5 9 (2.00%) Power Platform
6 6 (1.33%) GCP
6 6 (1.33%) GitHub
6 6 (1.33%) SaaS
7 5 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.89%) AWS CodeBuild
8 4 (0.89%) Azure Service Bus
8 4 (0.89%) PaaS
8 4 (0.89%) Route 53
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 3 (0.67%) IaaS
9 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.55%) RTP
2 3 (0.67%) Intranet
3 2 (0.44%) HTTP
3 2 (0.44%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.22%) FTP
4 1 (0.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (2.00%) Power BI
2 8 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.11%) Big Data
3 5 (1.11%) Metadata
3 5 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.11%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.89%) DB2
4 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.67%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.67%) InfluxDB
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.44%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (8.87%) JIRA
2 14 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 12 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.22%) Selenium
6 8 (1.77%) JUnit
7 6 (1.33%) Locust
8 5 (1.11%) Cypress.io
8 5 (1.11%) GitLab
9 4 (0.89%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.89%) Postman
9 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.67%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.67%) Subversion
10 3 (0.67%) Toad
11 2 (0.44%) ERwin
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 169 (37.47%) Finance
2 146 (32.37%) Public Sector
3 66 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (10.20%) Banking
5 32 (7.10%) Influencing Skills
6 23 (5.10%) Organisational Skills
6 23 (5.10%) Presentation Skills
7 22 (4.88%) Retail Banking
8 13 (2.88%) Legal
9 8 (1.77%) Billing
10 5 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.11%) Marketing
10 5 (1.11%) Public Speaking
10 5 (1.11%) Retail
11 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.89%) Front Office
12 3 (0.67%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 123 (27.27%) Analyst
2 53 (11.75%) Business Analyst
3 45 (9.98%) Project Manager
4 38 (8.43%) Developer
5 28 (6.21%) Architect
6 20 (4.43%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (3.99%) Consultant
7 18 (3.99%) Service Analyst
8 16 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (3.10%) Coordinator
9 14 (3.10%) Designer
10 13 (2.88%) IT Analyst
10 13 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (2.44%) Administrator
11 11 (2.44%) Change Analyst
11 11 (2.44%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (2.22%) IT Manager
12 10 (2.22%) Programme Manager
12 10 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
13 9 (2.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.33%) .NET
2 9 (2.00%) REST
2 9 (2.00%) Spring
3 8 (1.77%) HTML
4 7 (1.55%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.55%) JSON
4 7 (1.55%) Node.js
5 6 (1.33%) CSS
5 6 (1.33%) J2EE
5 6 (1.33%) OAuth
5 6 (1.33%) React
6 4 (0.89%) Kafka
6 4 (0.89%) OpenID
6 4 (0.89%) Shiny
7 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.67%) Middleware
7 3 (0.67%) Play Framework
7 3 (0.67%) XML
8 2 (0.44%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.43%) User Experience
2 9 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (1.55%) NHS
5 5 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
6 4 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 4 (0.89%) CMDB
6 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.89%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.89%) Hedge funds
6 4 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.89%) Social Media
7 3 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.22%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.32%) Windows
2 14 (3.10%) Windows 10
3 11 (2.44%) Unix
4 10 (2.22%) Linux
5 5 (1.11%) Android
5 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.89%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.44%) zOS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (20.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 91 (20.18%) Project Management
4 69 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (11.31%) Scrum
6 41 (9.09%) ITIL
7 39 (8.65%) Collaborative Working
8 36 (7.98%) Migration
9 35 (7.76%) PRINCE2
10 32 (7.10%) User Stories
11 31 (6.87%) Business Analysis
11 31 (6.87%) DevOps
11 31 (6.87%) Project Delivery
12 29 (6.43%) Requirements Gathering
13 27 (5.99%) Decision-Making
14 25 (5.54%) Asset Management
14 25 (5.54%) Coaching
14 25 (5.54%) Kanban
15 24 (5.32%) Test Automation
16 23 (5.10%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.87%) SQL
2 28 (6.21%) Java
3 22 (4.88%) Python
4 17 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.44%) C#
7 7 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.11%) R
9 5 (1.11%) VBA
10 4 (0.89%) C++
10 4 (0.89%) Groovy
10 4 (0.89%) Scala
10 4 (0.89%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.89%) VBScript
11 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.44%) Go
12 2 (0.44%) Perl
13 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 30 (6.65%) Degree
2 10 (2.22%) ISEB
3 8 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.89%) IIBA
5 4 (0.89%) PMP
5 4 (0.89%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.67%) OCP
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.44%) CBAP
7 2 (0.44%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.44%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.22%) CISSP
8 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (3.99%) PMO
3 11 (2.44%) Accessibility
3 11 (2.44%) QA
4 8 (1.77%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.55%) GDPR
6 5 (1.11%) SLA
7 4 (0.89%) WCAG
8 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.22%) IFRS
9 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.55%) Docker
3 4 (0.89%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (2.66%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.55%) Ansible
3 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.89%) Grafana
4 4 (0.89%) Kibana
4 4 (0.89%) Terraform
5 3 (0.67%) SCCM
6 2 (0.44%) Puppet
7 1 (0.22%) Control-M
7 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.22%) Rancher
7 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.22%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.22%) vRealize
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 55 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 44 (9.76%) Oracle
3 15 (3.33%) ServiceNow
4 9 (2.00%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.77%) IBM
6 7 (1.55%) Hummingbird
6 7 (1.55%) Informatica
7 5 (1.11%) Ab Initio
7 5 (1.11%) Citrix
7 5 (1.11%) Google
7 5 (1.11%) Pega
7 5 (1.11%) Splunk
7 5 (1.11%) Workday
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe
8 3 (0.67%) Blue Prism
8 3 (0.67%) Cadence
8 3 (0.67%) Equitrac
8 3 (0.67%) Mitel
9 2 (0.44%) PeopleSoft