Period
to 22 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 22 June 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.

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 183 219 208
Rank change year-on-year +36 -11 -21
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 720 461 1,169
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.22% 1.41%
As % of the General category 2.70% 2.37% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 292 721
10th Percentile £363 £363 £331
25th Percentile £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £521 £500
Median % change year-on-year -0.81% +4.24% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £613 £613
90th Percentile £713 £704 £700
UK median daily rate £513 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +1.99% +0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 20
10th Percentile £18.15 £16.15 £17.50
25th Percentile £19.50 £20.13 £20.13
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £42.75
Median % change year-on-year -3.51% -33.33% -5.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £42.00 £49.81
90th Percentile £58.50 £49.05 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.25 £42.75
% change year-on-year +27.06% -50.29% -0.58%

Influencing 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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 26,714 19,421 43,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.32% 51.44% 52.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,961 12,897 28,555
10th Percentile £306 £268 £288
25th Percentile £405 £385 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +2.15%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,011 741 1,276
10th Percentile £11.61 £12.25 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
75th Percentile £41.31 £39.31 £39.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.23
% change year-on-year +5.25% +4.00% +9.20%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in England.

Daily rate trend for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in England.

Hourly rate trend for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Influencing Skills in England over the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Influencing Skills in England

Influencing Skills
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Influencing Skills within the England region over the 6 months to 22 June 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
London +62 369 £540 -1.82% 71
South East -23 96 £475 -5.00% 29
North of England +31 82 £475 +5.56% 23
Midlands +17 70 £500 +5.26% 25
West Midlands +25 62 £500 -9.09% 13
Yorkshire +29 39 £490 +8.89% 5
North West +4 38 £475 +11.76% 14
East of England -1 34 £538 +7.50% 7
South West +10 32 £450 -10.00% 16
East Midlands -2 7 £513 +17.82% 10
North East +13 5 £405 -26.70% 4
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Influencing 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 England region with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 412 (57.22%) Social Skills
2 302 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (29.31%) Finance
4 179 (24.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 169 (23.47%) Problem-Solving
6 143 (19.86%) Project Management
7 114 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
8 109 (15.14%) Scrum
9 106 (14.72%) Azure
10 105 (14.58%) Security Cleared
11 95 (13.19%) Microsoft
12 88 (12.22%) Presentation Skills
13 87 (12.08%) AWS
13 87 (12.08%) Continuous Improvement
14 84 (11.67%) Decision-Making
14 84 (11.67%) Project Delivery
15 83 (11.53%) SC Cleared
16 79 (10.97%) Change Management
17 77 (10.69%) Migration
17 77 (10.69%) Degree
18 71 (9.86%) DevOps
19 70 (9.72%) Public Sector
20 69 (9.58%) Mentoring
21 67 (9.31%) Coaching
22 64 (8.89%) JIRA
22 64 (8.89%) Risk Management
23 62 (8.61%) Business Case
24 61 (8.47%) SQL
25 59 (8.19%) SDLC
26 58 (8.06%) Analytics

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 38 (5.28%) Confluence
2 21 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.22%) CMS
4 13 (1.81%) SAS
5 10 (1.39%) Apache
6 4 (0.56%) Drupal
7 3 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.42%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.28%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.28%) WordPress
9 1 (0.14%) Kentico
Applications
1 48 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (4.86%) Microsoft Project
3 31 (4.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (2.36%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.11%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.14%) InDesign
9 1 (0.14%) InVision
9 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) SAP HCM
2 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.56%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.42%) Endur
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.42%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.42%) Sprinklr
5 3 (0.42%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.14%) Aligne
7 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.14%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.72%) Azure
2 87 (12.08%) AWS
3 42 (5.83%) GCP
4 29 (4.03%) Power Platform
5 23 (3.19%) PaaS
6 21 (2.92%) IaaS
7 17 (2.36%) SaaS
8 14 (1.94%) Azure Stack
9 12 (1.67%) SuccessFactors
10 11 (1.53%) GitHub
11 9 (1.25%) Microsoft 365
11 9 (1.25%) Serverless
12 8 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.56%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.56%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 4 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.67%) Firewall
2 10 (1.39%) NAS
2 10 (1.39%) SAN
3 8 (1.11%) DNS
3 8 (1.11%) Intranet
3 8 (1.11%) RTMP
3 8 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.97%) Internet
5 6 (0.83%) Broadband
5 6 (0.83%) HTTP
5 6 (0.83%) WAN
6 5 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (0.69%) FTP
6 5 (0.69%) iSCSI
6 5 (0.69%) LAN
6 5 (0.69%) Network Security
7 4 (0.56%) DHCP
7 4 (0.56%) DKIM
7 4 (0.56%) SMTP
7 4 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.92%) Power BI
2 19 (2.64%) Big Data
3 17 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.36%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.08%) Tableau
5 13 (1.81%) Data Lake
6 12 (1.67%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.11%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.83%) MySQL
10 5 (0.69%) DB2
10 5 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.69%) Redis
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.42%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.42%) HBase
13 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 64 (8.89%) JIRA
2 40 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.36%) GitLab
5 12 (1.67%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.67%) Selenium
6 10 (1.39%) Gatling
7 9 (1.25%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.83%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.69%) JUnit
9 5 (0.69%) Mocha
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
9 5 (0.69%) Sinon.JS
10 4 (0.56%) Postman
11 3 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.28%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.28%) JMeter
12 2 (0.28%) NeoLoad
General
1 412 (57.22%) Social Skills
2 211 (29.31%) Finance
3 114 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (12.22%) Presentation Skills
5 70 (9.72%) Public Sector
6 53 (7.36%) Banking
7 43 (5.97%) Telecoms
8 34 (4.72%) Retail
9 31 (4.31%) Organisational Skills
10 21 (2.92%) Marketing
11 20 (2.78%) Legal
12 16 (2.22%) Law
13 14 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (1.67%) Billing
15 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.83%) Front Office
16 6 (0.83%) Local Government
17 5 (0.69%) Advertising
17 5 (0.69%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (17.50%) Architect
2 108 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 91 (12.64%) Analyst
4 55 (7.64%) Solutions Architect
5 54 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 43 (5.97%) Developer
7 23 (3.19%) Senior Manager
7 23 (3.19%) Test Manager
7 23 (3.19%) User Researcher
8 20 (2.78%) IT Manager
9 19 (2.64%) Technical Architect
10 18 (2.50%) Designer
10 18 (2.50%) Programme Manager
10 18 (2.50%) Service Manager
11 16 (2.22%) Transition Manager
12 14 (1.94%) Transformation Manager
13 13 (1.81%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (1.81%) Business Manager
13 13 (1.81%) DevOps Engineer
14 12 (1.67%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.06%) HTML
2 19 (2.64%) JSON
2 19 (2.64%) REST
3 18 (2.50%) Web Services
4 17 (2.36%) SOAP
4 17 (2.36%) XML
5 15 (2.08%) CSS
6 13 (1.81%) Middleware
6 13 (1.81%) Node.js
7 11 (1.53%) .NET
8 10 (1.39%) RESTful
9 8 (1.11%) HTML5
9 8 (1.11%) Spring
9 8 (1.11%) Spring Boot
10 7 (0.97%) OAuth
10 7 (0.97%) OpenID
10 7 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.69%) GraphQL
11 5 (0.69%) Kafka
11 5 (0.69%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.86%) Management Information System
2 34 (4.72%) Virtual Team
3 30 (4.17%) User Experience
4 27 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 23 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.08%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.81%) FMCG
8 13 (1.81%) NHS
8 13 (1.81%) PMI
9 11 (1.53%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.25%) Social Media
11 8 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.11%) Replication
12 7 (0.97%) Derivative
13 5 (0.69%) AS400
13 5 (0.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.58%) Windows
2 27 (3.75%) Linux
3 16 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.94%) Unix
5 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.83%) Solaris
6 6 (0.83%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.28%) Android
8 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.28%) VMS
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (24.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 169 (23.47%) Problem-Solving
4 143 (19.86%) Project Management
5 109 (15.14%) Scrum
6 87 (12.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 84 (11.67%) Decision-Making
7 84 (11.67%) Project Delivery
8 79 (10.97%) Change Management
9 77 (10.69%) Migration
10 71 (9.86%) DevOps
11 69 (9.58%) Mentoring
12 67 (9.31%) Coaching
13 64 (8.89%) Risk Management
14 62 (8.61%) Business Case
15 59 (8.19%) SDLC
16 58 (8.06%) Analytics
17 57 (7.92%) PRINCE2
18 53 (7.36%) Microservices
19 50 (6.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 61 (8.47%) SQL
2 45 (6.25%) Java
3 43 (5.97%) Python
4 27 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 14 (1.94%) TypeScript
7 11 (1.53%) C#
8 10 (1.39%) R
9 9 (1.25%) Scala
10 7 (0.97%) C
11 5 (0.69%) Go
11 5 (0.69%) VBA
12 4 (0.56%) C++
13 3 (0.42%) COBOL
13 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.42%) Ruby
13 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.42%) VB
14 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 83 (11.53%) SC Cleared
3 77 (10.69%) Degree
4 28 (3.89%) ISTQB
5 24 (3.33%) PMP
6 19 (2.64%) ISEB
6 19 (2.64%) PMI Certification
7 17 (2.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.67%) CISA
10 9 (1.25%) CISSP
10 9 (1.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 8 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.97%) ACCA
12 7 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.83%) CISM
13 6 (0.83%) Master's Degree
14 5 (0.69%) CIMA
14 5 (0.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.94%) QA
2 38 (5.28%) PMO
3 30 (4.17%) GDPR
4 15 (2.08%) Accessibility
4 15 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 15 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 13 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.11%) GRC
7 7 (0.97%) SLA
8 6 (0.83%) Actionable Recommendations
8 6 (0.83%) COBIT
9 5 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.69%) GxP
9 5 (0.69%) NIST
10 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.56%) GMP
11 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.42%) WCAG
12 2 (0.28%) FATCA
System Software
1 46 (6.39%) Docker
2 11 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.69%) PowerHA
5 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.42%) KVM
6 3 (0.42%) NFS
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.42%) SRDF
6 3 (0.42%) Xen
7 2 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (6.53%) Kubernetes
2 27 (3.75%) Terraform
3 17 (2.36%) Ansible
4 10 (1.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (0.97%) Grafana
5 7 (0.97%) Kibana
6 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.69%) Packer
6 5 (0.69%) Puppet
6 5 (0.69%) vRealize
6 5 (0.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (0.28%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) WMI
7 2 (0.28%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.14%) OPNET
Vendors
1 95 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.69%) Oracle
3 32 (4.44%) SAP
4 22 (3.06%) Atlassian
5 19 (2.64%) Google
6 15 (2.08%) VMware
7 14 (1.94%) CheckPoint
8 11 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.97%) Adobe
10 7 (0.97%) Splunk
11 6 (0.83%) BMC
11 6 (0.83%) IBM
11 6 (0.83%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.83%) Remedy
12 5 (0.69%) Avaya
12 5 (0.69%) Genesys
12 5 (0.69%) Guidewire
12 5 (0.69%) Pega
12 5 (0.69%) Sybase