Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 212 231
Rank change year-on-year +34 +19 -11
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,106 402 905
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.29% 1.22%
As % of the General category 2.89% 2.43% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 275 550
10th Percentile £391 £325 £318
25th Percentile £450 £410 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £659 £588 £588
90th Percentile £760 £677 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 18
10th Percentile £15.88 £19.95 £22.62
25th Percentile £21.46 £22.50 £35.06
Median hourly rate £30.07 £28.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.51% -45.71% +90.91%
75th Percentile £45.78 £52.63 £63.75
90th Percentile £51.63 £66.05 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £28.07 £28.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year -1.51% -45.71% +90.91%

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 38,247 16,546 37,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.59% 52.93% 50.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,401 11,358 24,656
10th Percentile £306 £275 £256
25th Percentile £413 £375 £366
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,291 627 1,339
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.04 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.20 £22.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -14.67% +20.32% +1.08%
75th Percentile £42.73 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £57.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.51 £22.50 £18.89
% change year-on-year -13.29% +19.13% +3.88%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +26 563 £550 +5.16% 103
South East -36 156 £495 -1.00% 43
North of England -2 130 £500 +26.90% 37
Midlands +12 123 £493 +13.61% 40
West Midlands -9 89 £490 +10.48% 28
North West -3 77 £496 +32.23% 24
Yorkshire -18 45 £500 +25.00% 5
South West -41 41 £460 -4.32% 14
East of England -27 30 £675 +35.00% 24
East Midlands -23 25 £475 +11.76% 10
North East -10 8 £775 +77.14% 8
Influencing Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 701 (63.38%) Social Skills
2 456 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
3 374 (33.82%) Finance
4 277 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 254 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
6 225 (20.34%) Project Management
7 182 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
8 148 (13.38%) Azure
9 146 (13.20%) Decision-Making
10 145 (13.11%) Project Delivery
11 135 (12.21%) Degree
12 129 (11.66%) Scrum
13 127 (11.48%) Microsoft
14 119 (10.76%) Mentoring
14 119 (10.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 117 (10.58%) Change Management
16 107 (9.67%) JIRA
16 107 (9.67%) Security Cleared
17 105 (9.49%) Presentation Skills
18 103 (9.31%) Analytics
19 101 (9.13%) Coaching
20 98 (8.86%) Waterfall
21 97 (8.77%) Retail
22 96 (8.68%) QA
23 95 (8.59%) Business Case
24 92 (8.32%) Risk Management
25 91 (8.23%) Business Analysis
26 90 (8.14%) AWS
27 89 (8.05%) Public Sector
28 88 (7.96%) Migration

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 58 (5.24%) Confluence
2 34 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.99%) SAS
4 5 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.45%) CMS
5 3 (0.27%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.27%) IIS
5 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.18%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.18%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.090%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.090%) Apache
7 1 (0.090%) CICS
7 1 (0.090%) JBoss
7 1 (0.090%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.090%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.090%) WordPress
Applications
1 59 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (4.07%) Microsoft Project
4 35 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (3.16%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.90%) Chatbot
6 5 (0.45%) Sketch
7 4 (0.36%) Figma
7 4 (0.36%) InVision
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.18%) SPSS
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.090%) Flinto
9 1 (0.090%) Maya
9 1 (0.090%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.090%) Stata
9 1 (0.090%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.90%) Endur
2 6 (0.54%) SAP HCM
3 5 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.36%) Avolution ABACUS
4 4 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.36%) VisionPLUS
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.18%) SAP IBP
6 2 (0.18%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.18%) Sprinklr
6 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.090%) Magento
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.090%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 148 (13.38%) Azure
2 90 (8.14%) AWS
3 41 (3.71%) Power Platform
4 29 (2.62%) GCP
5 28 (2.53%) PaaS
6 26 (2.35%) Microsoft 365
7 21 (1.90%) SaaS
8 15 (1.36%) IaaS
9 14 (1.27%) GitHub
10 13 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (1.08%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.81%) OneDrive
12 9 (0.81%) Serverless
13 6 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 6 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (0.45%) Collibra
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.89%) Firewall
2 19 (1.72%) DNS
3 16 (1.45%) HTTP
4 14 (1.27%) Network Security
5 12 (1.08%) Intranet
6 11 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.99%) WAN
7 10 (0.90%) LAN
8 9 (0.81%) DKIM
8 9 (0.81%) DMARC
8 9 (0.81%) RTMP
8 9 (0.81%) SMTP
9 7 (0.63%) SMS
10 5 (0.45%) DHCP
10 5 (0.45%) VoIP
11 4 (0.36%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.36%) IGMP
11 4 (0.36%) Internet
11 4 (0.36%) SSL
11 4 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.44%) Power BI
2 34 (3.07%) Big Data
3 23 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.99%) Tableau
5 20 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.72%) SQL Server
7 16 (1.45%) Data Lake
8 12 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.08%) Metadata
9 10 (0.90%) QlikView
10 9 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 8 (0.72%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.54%) Looker
14 5 (0.45%) Qlik Sense
14 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.45%) Text Mining
15 4 (0.36%) Pentaho
15 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (9.67%) JIRA
2 26 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 22 (1.99%) Selenium
4 19 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 18 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 15 (1.36%) Artifactory
7 13 (1.18%) Gatling
7 13 (1.18%) PowerDesigner
8 8 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.54%) JUnit
9 6 (0.54%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.45%) REST Assured
11 4 (0.36%) Pa11y
11 4 (0.36%) Postman
12 3 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.27%) GitLab
12 3 (0.27%) Metasploit
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 701 (63.38%) Social Skills
2 374 (33.82%) Finance
3 182 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
4 105 (9.49%) Presentation Skills
5 97 (8.77%) Retail
6 89 (8.05%) Public Sector
7 73 (6.60%) Banking
8 53 (4.79%) Telecoms
9 49 (4.43%) Marketing
10 31 (2.80%) Organisational Skills
11 25 (2.26%) Legal
12 20 (1.81%) Front Office
12 20 (1.81%) Investment Banking
13 19 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
14 17 (1.54%) Back Office
15 13 (1.18%) Law
16 12 (1.08%) Manufacturing
17 11 (0.99%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.99%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 173 (15.64%) Analyst
2 153 (13.83%) Architect
3 149 (13.47%) Project Manager
4 105 (9.49%) Business Analyst
5 78 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
6 47 (4.25%) Senior Manager
7 44 (3.98%) Developer
8 41 (3.71%) IT Manager
9 39 (3.53%) Designer
9 39 (3.53%) Programme Manager
10 35 (3.16%) Consultant
11 33 (2.98%) Coordinator
12 32 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (2.62%) Scrum Master
14 28 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
15 27 (2.44%) Senior Project Manager
16 26 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
16 26 (2.35%) User Researcher
17 25 (2.26%) Test Manager
18 23 (2.08%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.08%) HTML
2 22 (1.99%) Web Services
3 16 (1.45%) .NET
3 16 (1.45%) JSON
4 14 (1.27%) CSS
4 14 (1.27%) RESTful
5 12 (1.08%) Node.js
6 10 (0.90%) Middleware
6 10 (0.90%) REST
6 10 (0.90%) XML
7 9 (0.81%) ADO
7 9 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (0.72%) Spring
9 6 (0.54%) HTML5
9 6 (0.54%) SOAP
9 6 (0.54%) WireMock
10 5 (0.45%) D3.js
10 5 (0.45%) ggplot
10 5 (0.45%) Kafka
10 5 (0.45%) Keras
Miscellaneous
1 77 (6.96%) User Experience
2 74 (6.69%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.16%) Virtual Team
5 21 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
6 17 (1.54%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.36%) NHS
8 14 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
8 14 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.08%) PMI
10 11 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.81%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.72%) FMCG
12 8 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.63%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (4.70%) Windows
2 25 (2.26%) Linux
3 13 (1.18%) Unix
3 13 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.08%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.45%) Android
7 3 (0.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.18%) AIX
8 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.090%) Solaris
9 1 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (25.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 254 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
4 225 (20.34%) Project Management
5 146 (13.20%) Decision-Making
6 145 (13.11%) Project Delivery
7 129 (11.66%) Scrum
8 119 (10.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 119 (10.76%) Mentoring
9 117 (10.58%) Change Management
10 103 (9.31%) Analytics
11 101 (9.13%) Coaching
12 98 (8.86%) Waterfall
13 95 (8.59%) Business Case
14 92 (8.32%) Risk Management
15 91 (8.23%) Business Analysis
16 88 (7.96%) Migration
17 86 (7.78%) PRINCE2
18 74 (6.69%) Collaborative Working
19 69 (6.24%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (6.51%) SQL
2 50 (4.52%) Python
3 36 (3.25%) JavaScript
4 34 (3.07%) Java
5 21 (1.90%) C#
6 18 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 18 (1.63%) R
7 16 (1.45%) C
8 7 (0.63%) Groovy
9 6 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 6 (0.54%) Scala
10 5 (0.45%) C++
10 5 (0.45%) COBOL
10 5 (0.45%) Julia
11 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.27%) Go
12 3 (0.27%) VBA
13 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.18%) VB
13 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 135 (12.21%) Degree
2 107 (9.67%) Security Cleared
3 80 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.62%) CISSP
5 28 (2.53%) PMP
6 26 (2.35%) CISM
6 26 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 25 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 24 (2.17%) CISA
9 23 (2.08%) Master's Degree
10 22 (1.99%) ISEB
11 18 (1.63%) CRISC
12 16 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 9 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (0.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 9 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (8.68%) QA
2 59 (5.33%) PMO
3 39 (3.53%) Data Quality
4 38 (3.44%) GDPR
5 20 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (1.72%) Accessibility
7 16 (1.45%) SLA
8 11 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.90%) GRC
9 10 (0.90%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.81%) COBIT
10 9 (0.81%) NIST
11 6 (0.54%) WCAG
12 5 (0.45%) Actionable Recommendations
12 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.45%) MiFID
12 5 (0.45%) NCSC
13 4 (0.36%) EMIR
14 3 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 26 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.54%) Docker
3 14 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.18%) HDFS
7 2 (0.18%) KVM
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.090%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.090%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 45 (4.07%) Kubernetes
2 19 (1.72%) Ansible
3 12 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (0.81%) Kibana
5 8 (0.72%) Istio
5 8 (0.72%) Puppet
6 6 (0.54%) Grafana
6 6 (0.54%) Terraform
7 5 (0.45%) QRadar
8 3 (0.27%) Nessus
8 3 (0.27%) Nmap
8 3 (0.27%) SCCM
9 2 (0.18%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.18%) PaperCut
9 2 (0.18%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.090%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.090%) Mesos
10 1 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 127 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 41 (3.71%) SAP
3 35 (3.16%) Google
4 34 (3.07%) Oracle
5 29 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (2.26%) VMware
7 22 (1.99%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.81%) CheckPoint
9 14 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.18%) Cisco
11 12 (1.08%) Databricks
12 11 (0.99%) IBM
13 9 (0.81%) BT
13 9 (0.81%) Splunk
14 8 (0.72%) Adobe
14 8 (0.72%) BiZZdesign
14 8 (0.72%) OpenLink
15 7 (0.63%) Citrix
16 6 (0.54%) Juniper
17 5 (0.45%) Apple