Period
to 17 September 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 17 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.

Influencing Skills
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 183 205 210
Rank change year-on-year +22 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 938 345 1,106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.31% 1.35%
As % of the General category 2.75% 2.45% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 231 675
10th Percentile £381 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £517 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £610 £600
90th Percentile £757 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 25
10th Percentile £18.90 £31.58 £23.95
25th Percentile £24.37 £38.81 £41.25
Median hourly rate £41.36 £51.75 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.08% +10.11% +69.37%
75th Percentile £51.63 £63.81 £63.75
90th Percentile £57.30 £70.53 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £34.01 £28.50 £46.70
% change year-on-year +19.32% -38.97% +50.65%

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 34,053 14,090 42,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.62% 53.49% 51.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,154 9,614 27,674
10th Percentile £308 £275 £265
25th Percentile £413 £384 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £510 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,222 494 1,361
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.66 £10.98
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year -15.56% +16.22% +7.56%
75th Percentile £42.24 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.69 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.18
% change year-on-year -13.64% +14.70% +9.60%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +27 471 £550 +2.80% 90
South East -34 137 £495 -1.00% 28
North of England +1 113 £486 +29.67% 38
Midlands -8 98 £500 +14.68% 32
West Midlands +4 84 £498 +9.94% 22
North West -15 56 £485 +29.33% 30
Yorkshire -10 50 £500 +28.21% 6
South West -37 36 £450 -6.40% 15
East of England -29 30 £550 +15.79% 24
East Midlands -35 13 £513 +20.59% 10
North East -16 7 £603 +37.71% 2
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 581 (61.94%) Social Skills
2 377 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (32.62%) Finance
4 241 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 219 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
6 187 (19.94%) Project Management
7 153 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
8 138 (14.71%) Project Delivery
9 122 (13.01%) Decision-Making
10 119 (12.69%) Azure
11 110 (11.73%) Scrum
11 110 (11.73%) Microsoft
11 110 (11.73%) Degree
12 104 (11.09%) Change Management
13 98 (10.45%) Presentation Skills
14 96 (10.23%) Mentoring
15 93 (9.91%) AWS
15 93 (9.91%) Waterfall
16 92 (9.81%) Security Cleared
16 92 (9.81%) Business Case
17 91 (9.70%) Risk Management
18 90 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
19 88 (9.38%) SDLC
20 86 (9.17%) Coaching
21 85 (9.06%) Analytics
21 85 (9.06%) Migration
22 84 (8.96%) Public Sector
23 83 (8.85%) JIRA
24 78 (8.32%) Business Analysis
25 77 (8.21%) PRINCE2

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 51 (5.44%) Confluence
2 33 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.60%) CMS
4 11 (1.17%) SAS
5 6 (0.64%) Apache
6 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.32%) IIS
6 3 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.21%) JBoss
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Documentum
8 1 (0.11%) Drupal
8 1 (0.11%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) R Markdown
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (5.65%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (4.90%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.85%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.43%) Sketch
8 3 (0.32%) InVision
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.11%) Figma
10 1 (0.11%) Flinto
10 1 (0.11%) InDesign
10 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.85%) SAP HCM
2 5 (0.53%) Endur
3 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 4 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.43%) Sprinklr
3 4 (0.43%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) Aligne
6 1 (0.11%) Magento
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 119 (12.69%) Azure
2 93 (9.91%) AWS
3 30 (3.20%) Power Platform
4 29 (3.09%) GCP
5 23 (2.45%) PaaS
6 17 (1.81%) Microsoft 365
7 16 (1.71%) SaaS
8 14 (1.49%) IaaS
9 12 (1.28%) Google Analytics
10 10 (1.07%) SuccessFactors
11 9 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 9 (0.96%) GitHub
11 9 (0.96%) Serverless
12 8 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.75%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.64%) Siteimprove
15 5 (0.53%) Azure Stack
15 5 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.35%) Firewall
2 15 (1.60%) HTTP
3 14 (1.49%) Intranet
4 12 (1.28%) DNS
5 11 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.07%) Network Security
7 9 (0.96%) LAN
7 9 (0.96%) WAN
8 7 (0.75%) DKIM
8 7 (0.75%) DMARC
8 7 (0.75%) RTMP
8 7 (0.75%) SMS
8 7 (0.75%) SMTP
9 6 (0.64%) SSL
10 5 (0.53%) Broadband
10 5 (0.53%) WLAN
11 4 (0.43%) SAN
11 4 (0.43%) VPN
12 3 (0.32%) DHCP
12 3 (0.32%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.88%) Big Data
2 25 (2.67%) Power BI
3 22 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (1.71%) Data Lake
4 16 (1.71%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.17%) Tableau
6 10 (1.07%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.07%) Metadata
6 10 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 7 (0.75%) Redis
9 6 (0.64%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (0.32%) BigQuery
13 2 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 83 (8.85%) JIRA
2 26 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.35%) Selenium
4 21 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 14 (1.49%) Gatling
7 11 (1.17%) PowerDesigner
8 10 (1.07%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.85%) JUnit
10 7 (0.75%) Mocha
10 7 (0.75%) Sinon.JS
11 6 (0.64%) Pa11y
12 5 (0.53%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.53%) GitLab
12 5 (0.53%) REST Assured
13 4 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.43%) Postman
14 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.21%) IntelliJ
14 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 581 (61.94%) Social Skills
2 306 (32.62%) Finance
3 153 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
4 98 (10.45%) Presentation Skills
5 84 (8.96%) Public Sector
6 64 (6.82%) Banking
7 60 (6.40%) Retail
8 57 (6.08%) Telecoms
9 33 (3.52%) Marketing
9 33 (3.52%) Organisational Skills
10 24 (2.56%) Legal
11 17 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
12 16 (1.71%) Law
13 14 (1.49%) Front Office
14 13 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (1.28%) Aerospace
15 12 (1.28%) Billing
16 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
17 9 (0.96%) Investment Banking
18 8 (0.85%) French Language
Job Titles
1 153 (16.31%) Project Manager
2 142 (15.14%) Analyst
3 132 (14.07%) Architect
4 93 (9.91%) Business Analyst
5 64 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 49 (5.22%) Developer
7 39 (4.16%) IT Manager
7 39 (4.16%) Senior Manager
8 35 (3.73%) Designer
9 29 (3.09%) Test Manager
10 26 (2.77%) Programme Manager
11 25 (2.67%) Delivery Manager
12 23 (2.45%) IT Project Manager
13 22 (2.35%) Senior Project Manager
14 21 (2.24%) Consultant
15 19 (2.03%) Change Manager
15 19 (2.03%) Service Manager
15 19 (2.03%) User Researcher
16 16 (1.71%) Data Architect
16 16 (1.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.73%) HTML
2 23 (2.45%) REST
2 23 (2.45%) Web Services
3 22 (2.35%) CSS
3 22 (2.35%) JSON
4 20 (2.13%) XML
5 19 (2.03%) SOAP
6 17 (1.81%) Node.js
7 14 (1.49%) .NET
8 12 (1.28%) Middleware
9 11 (1.17%) HTML5
10 10 (1.07%) RESTful
11 8 (0.85%) Play Framework
12 7 (0.75%) Chai
12 7 (0.75%) Express
12 7 (0.75%) Keycloak
12 7 (0.75%) Nunjucks
12 7 (0.75%) OpenID
12 7 (0.75%) Spring
12 7 (0.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 70 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
2 63 (6.72%) User Experience
3 50 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 46 (4.90%) Virtual Team
5 20 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 19 (2.03%) PMI
7 14 (1.49%) NHS
8 13 (1.39%) FMCG
9 12 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
9 12 (1.28%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 9 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
11 8 (0.85%) Social Media
12 7 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.64%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.48%) Windows
2 19 (2.03%) Linux
3 14 (1.49%) Unix
4 12 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.21%) VMS
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (40.19%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (25.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 219 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (19.94%) Project Management
5 138 (14.71%) Project Delivery
6 122 (13.01%) Decision-Making
7 110 (11.73%) Scrum
8 104 (11.09%) Change Management
9 96 (10.23%) Mentoring
10 93 (9.91%) Waterfall
11 92 (9.81%) Business Case
12 91 (9.70%) Risk Management
13 90 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
14 88 (9.38%) SDLC
15 86 (9.17%) Coaching
16 85 (9.06%) Analytics
16 85 (9.06%) Migration
17 78 (8.32%) Business Analysis
18 77 (8.21%) PRINCE2
19 67 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 57 (6.08%) SQL
2 40 (4.26%) Java
3 39 (4.16%) JavaScript
4 28 (2.99%) Python
5 15 (1.60%) C#
6 13 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.17%) Scala
8 10 (1.07%) C
9 9 (0.96%) R
10 6 (0.64%) C++
11 5 (0.53%) TypeScript
11 5 (0.53%) VB
11 5 (0.53%) VBA
12 4 (0.43%) COBOL
12 4 (0.43%) Java 8
12 4 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.21%) Java 11
13 2 (0.21%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (11.73%) Degree
2 92 (9.81%) Security Cleared
3 68 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.62%) PMP
5 28 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 28 (2.99%) PMI Certification
6 19 (2.03%) ISEB
6 19 (2.03%) Master's Degree
7 18 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 15 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.39%) CISA
10 12 (1.28%) CISSP
11 10 (1.07%) CISM
12 9 (0.96%) CRISC
13 8 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.75%) ACCA
14 7 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.21%) QA
2 63 (6.72%) PMO
3 29 (3.09%) GDPR
4 24 (2.56%) Accessibility
5 21 (2.24%) Data Quality
6 19 (2.03%) SLA
7 13 (1.39%) PCI DSS
8 11 (1.17%) GRC
9 10 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.96%) COBIT
11 8 (0.85%) WCAG
12 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.43%) GMP
14 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.32%) GxP
14 3 (0.32%) NIST
14 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 2 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 24 (2.56%) Docker
2 17 (1.81%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.43%) vSphere
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.11%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.49%) Kibana
3 13 (1.39%) Grafana
4 11 (1.17%) Ansible
5 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (0.64%) Terraform
7 4 (0.43%) Puppet
8 3 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.21%) Istio
9 2 (0.21%) Nessus
9 2 (0.21%) Nmap
9 2 (0.21%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.21%) QRadar
9 2 (0.21%) SCCM
10 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.11%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.11%) OPNET
10 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 110 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 41 (4.37%) SAP
3 31 (3.30%) Oracle
4 25 (2.67%) Google
5 22 (2.35%) CheckPoint
6 19 (2.03%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.60%) ServiceNow
9 14 (1.49%) VMware
10 10 (1.07%) Adobe
11 9 (0.96%) IBM
12 7 (0.75%) BT
13 6 (0.64%) BiZZdesign
13 6 (0.64%) Cisco
14 5 (0.53%) Avaya
14 5 (0.53%) BMC
14 5 (0.53%) Databricks
14 5 (0.53%) Genesys
14 5 (0.53%) Pega
14 5 (0.53%) Workday