Period
to

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 24 May 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.

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 157 190 238
Rank change year-on-year +33 +48 -25
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,233 665 507
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.75% 1.44% 1.18%
As % of the General category 3.08% 2.69% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 469 307
10th Percentile £360 £362 £363
25th Percentile £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.37% -2.38% +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £613
90th Percentile £775 £703 £720
UK median daily rate £530 £505 £500
% change year-on-year +4.95% +1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 2
10th Percentile £18.07 £18.08 £17.28
25th Percentile £22.40 £19.13 £22.94
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £33.25
Median % change year-on-year +27.45% -23.31% -1.48%
75th Percentile £45.03 £36.38 £43.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £53.13 £49.83
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £26.73 £14.00
% change year-on-year +22.52% +90.93% -53.72%

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 40,065 24,730 21,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 56.90% 53.38% 50.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,068 16,660 14,445
10th Percentile £319 £300 £263
25th Percentile £432 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £610 £588
90th Percentile £763 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,297 971 879
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £12.36
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.01 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.90
Median % change year-on-year +0.47% +7.54% +6.13%
75th Percentile £47.50 £41.96 £38.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.95%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 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
London +28 655 £575 +9.52% 56
Midlands +15 150 £493 -4.04% 29
South East +12 140 £513 +7.89% 19
West Midlands +1 122 £499 -1.67% 20
North of England -41 98 £488 +4.56% 23
South West -5 52 £540 +8.00% 12
North West -26 52 £466 -0.27% 10
Yorkshire -20 44 £500 +5.26% 10
East of England -17 38 £518 -1.33% 16
East Midlands -9 24 £378 -27.13% 7
North East -13 2 £500 +23.46% 3
South Coast - 2 £800 -
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 727 (58.96%) Social Skills
2 560 (45.42%) Agile
3 409 (33.17%) Finance
4 390 (31.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 291 (23.60%) Project Management
6 254 (20.60%) Problem-Solving
7 228 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
8 174 (14.11%) Project Delivery
9 159 (12.90%) Presentation Skills
10 151 (12.25%) Degree
10 151 (12.25%) Security Cleared
11 150 (12.17%) Microsoft
12 145 (11.76%) Scrum
13 144 (11.68%) Change Management
13 144 (11.68%) Azure
14 136 (11.03%) Decision-Making
15 128 (10.38%) Risk Management
16 123 (9.98%) PRINCE2
17 117 (9.49%) AWS
18 115 (9.33%) SC Cleared
19 113 (9.16%) Coaching
20 112 (9.08%) Waterfall
20 112 (9.08%) Continuous Improvement
21 107 (8.68%) Public Sector
22 106 (8.60%) JIRA
23 105 (8.52%) Business Analysis
24 104 (8.43%) DevOps
25 102 (8.27%) Migration
26 92 (7.46%) Analytics
27 87 (7.06%) ITIL

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 49 (3.97%) Confluence
2 19 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.14%) SAS
4 13 (1.05%) CMS
5 5 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.24%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.081%) Apache
8 1 (0.081%) Drupal
8 1 (0.081%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.081%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.081%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.081%) TPMS
Applications
1 55 (4.46%) Microsoft Project
2 51 (4.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
5 25 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.73%) SPSS
7 8 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.57%) Stata
9 6 (0.49%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.24%) InVision
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.16%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.081%) Camtasia
12 1 (0.081%) Maya
12 1 (0.081%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.081%) Sketch
12 1 (0.081%) Windchill
12 1 (0.081%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 12 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.41%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.24%) Avolution ABACUS
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle SCM
6 3 (0.24%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.24%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.16%) Endur
7 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.16%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.081%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.081%) Magento
8 1 (0.081%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.081%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 144 (11.68%) Azure
2 117 (9.49%) AWS
3 76 (6.16%) GCP
4 34 (2.76%) Power Platform
5 30 (2.43%) PaaS
5 30 (2.43%) SaaS
6 26 (2.11%) GitHub
7 20 (1.62%) Google Analytics
8 18 (1.46%) Google Data Studio
9 17 (1.38%) Serverless
10 16 (1.30%) OpenShift
11 15 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (1.22%) IaaS
12 14 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
13 11 (0.89%) Microsoft 365
14 9 (0.73%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
14 9 (0.73%) Taleo
15 6 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.46%) 4G
1 18 (1.46%) DNS
2 17 (1.38%) 2G
2 17 (1.38%) 3G
2 17 (1.38%) 5G
2 17 (1.38%) Firewall
2 17 (1.38%) WAN
3 16 (1.30%) LAN
4 14 (1.14%) Internet
5 13 (1.05%) DHCP
6 8 (0.65%) SD-WAN
7 7 (0.57%) Network Security
8 6 (0.49%) NGN
8 6 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (0.41%) Skype
10 4 (0.32%) IPv6
11 3 (0.24%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.16%) FTP
12 2 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (2.76%) Power BI
2 22 (1.78%) Looker
3 21 (1.70%) Big Data
3 21 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.46%) BigQuery
5 17 (1.38%) SQL Server
6 14 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.05%) Metadata
7 13 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.05%) Tableau
8 10 (0.81%) Data Lake
9 9 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.49%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 106 (8.60%) JIRA
2 24 (1.95%) GitLab
3 14 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.05%) Selenium
5 10 (0.81%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.49%) git-flow
7 6 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
7 6 (0.49%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.49%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.41%) ERwin
9 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.32%) JMeter
9 4 (0.32%) kappa
9 4 (0.32%) Subversion
10 3 (0.24%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.24%) CircleCI
11 2 (0.16%) Mocha
General
1 727 (58.96%) Social Skills
2 409 (33.17%) Finance
3 228 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
4 159 (12.90%) Presentation Skills
5 107 (8.68%) Public Sector
6 86 (6.97%) Banking
7 64 (5.19%) Retail
8 62 (5.03%) Telecoms
9 60 (4.87%) Marketing
10 43 (3.49%) Organisational Skills
11 26 (2.11%) Legal
12 20 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
13 18 (1.46%) Manufacturing
14 17 (1.38%) Local Government
14 17 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 15 (1.22%) Law
16 14 (1.14%) Multimedia
17 13 (1.05%) Billing
17 13 (1.05%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 200 (16.22%) Project Manager
2 193 (15.65%) Analyst
3 171 (13.87%) Architect
4 118 (9.57%) Business Analyst
5 92 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
6 62 (5.03%) Consultant
7 46 (3.73%) Test Manager
8 45 (3.65%) IT Manager
9 39 (3.16%) Senior Manager
10 38 (3.08%) Programme Manager
11 35 (2.84%) Lead Architect
12 33 (2.68%) Digital Analyst
13 31 (2.51%) Change Manager
14 30 (2.43%) Delivery Manager
15 25 (2.03%) Infrastructure Manager
16 24 (1.95%) Designer
17 22 (1.78%) Data Architect
17 22 (1.78%) IT Project Manager
17 22 (1.78%) Senior Project Manager
18 21 (1.70%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.62%) HTML
2 18 (1.46%) Web Services
3 15 (1.22%) .NET
3 15 (1.22%) CSS
3 15 (1.22%) Spring Boot
4 13 (1.05%) JSON
4 13 (1.05%) RESTful
5 12 (0.97%) OAuth
6 10 (0.81%) OpenID
6 10 (0.81%) SOAP
7 9 (0.73%) Kafka
7 9 (0.73%) Node.js
7 9 (0.73%) Spring
7 9 (0.73%) Velocity
8 8 (0.65%) React
8 8 (0.65%) REST
9 7 (0.57%) Hibernate
9 7 (0.57%) J2EE
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (0.57%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.27%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.89%) PMI
4 47 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 46 (3.73%) User Experience
6 39 (3.16%) Virtual Team
7 23 (1.87%) NHS
8 21 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.62%) Equities
10 19 (1.54%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.22%) FMCG
12 14 (1.14%) Legacy Systems
13 13 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.89%) Private Cloud
15 10 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
15 10 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
16 9 (0.73%) CMDB
16 9 (0.73%) Mobile App
17 8 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (3.24%) Linux
2 39 (3.16%) Windows
3 27 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.14%) Unix
5 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.32%) Android
6 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.081%) Solaris
8 1 (0.081%) SUSE
8 1 (0.081%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.081%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (45.42%) Agile
2 390 (31.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 291 (23.60%) Project Management
4 254 (20.60%) Problem-Solving
5 174 (14.11%) Project Delivery
6 145 (11.76%) Scrum
7 144 (11.68%) Change Management
8 136 (11.03%) Decision-Making
9 128 (10.38%) Risk Management
10 123 (9.98%) PRINCE2
11 113 (9.16%) Coaching
12 112 (9.08%) Continuous Improvement
12 112 (9.08%) Waterfall
13 105 (8.52%) Business Analysis
14 104 (8.43%) DevOps
15 102 (8.27%) Migration
16 92 (7.46%) Analytics
17 87 (7.06%) ITIL
18 85 (6.89%) Business Case
19 84 (6.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (6.81%) SQL
2 77 (6.24%) Python
3 56 (4.54%) Java
4 35 (2.84%) R
5 28 (2.27%) C
6 25 (2.03%) JavaScript
7 20 (1.62%) Bash
8 15 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.65%) VBA
10 6 (0.49%) C#
11 5 (0.41%) MATLAB
11 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.32%) Groovy
12 4 (0.32%) VB
13 3 (0.24%) C++
13 3 (0.24%) ES7
13 3 (0.24%) MapBasic
13 3 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 151 (12.25%) Degree
1 151 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 115 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.46%) PMI Certification
4 44 (3.57%) ISTQB
5 34 (2.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 31 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 23 (1.87%) PMP
8 16 (1.30%) CBAP
9 15 (1.22%) CISSP
10 14 (1.14%) Master's Degree
11 13 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 13 (1.05%) DV Cleared
12 12 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (0.81%) CISM
14 9 (0.73%) CRISC
14 9 (0.73%) ISEB
15 8 (0.65%) APMP
15 8 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.73%) PMO
2 47 (3.81%) QA
3 31 (2.51%) GDPR
4 30 (2.43%) Data Quality
5 18 (1.46%) Accessibility
6 17 (1.38%) IFRS
7 16 (1.30%) NIST
8 14 (1.14%) IFRS 17
9 13 (1.05%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.73%) GRC
11 9 (0.73%) SLA
12 8 (0.65%) COBIT
12 8 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 7 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.57%) GxP
14 6 (0.49%) ISO 13485
15 4 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.32%) NCSC
System Software
1 55 (4.46%) Docker
2 21 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.081%) iptables
8 1 (0.081%) NFS
8 1 (0.081%) Samba
8 1 (0.081%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.38%) Terraform
3 11 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 11 (0.89%) Ansible
4 10 (0.81%) Grafana
4 10 (0.81%) Kibana
5 5 (0.41%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.32%) RSA Archer
6 4 (0.32%) SCCM
6 4 (0.32%) SCOM
7 3 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.24%) Puppet
7 3 (0.24%) QRadar
8 2 (0.16%) CASB
8 2 (0.16%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (0.16%) Istio
8 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.081%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.081%) yum
Vendors
1 150 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 78 (6.33%) Oracle
3 71 (5.76%) Google
4 57 (4.62%) SAP
5 41 (3.33%) VMware
6 35 (2.84%) CheckPoint
7 29 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.87%) ServiceNow
9 19 (1.54%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.46%) Remedy
11 15 (1.22%) Adobe
11 15 (1.22%) IBM
12 13 (1.05%) Databricks
13 12 (0.97%) Splunk
14 11 (0.89%) Cisco
14 11 (0.89%) Dell
15 9 (0.73%) MuleSoft
16 8 (0.65%) BT
17 7 (0.57%) Infor
17 7 (0.57%) PeopleSoft