Period
to 22 June 2021

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

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 9,002 6,482 15,328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 17.97% 17.17% 18.47%
As % of the General category 33.70% 33.38% 35.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,834 3,967 9,525
10th Percentile £268 £200 £225
25th Percentile £388 £356 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
75th Percentile £592 £569 £563
90th Percentile £700 £666 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 357 563
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.15
25th Percentile £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.40 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £39.00 £28.75 £25.21
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.25 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -3.03%

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 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%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in England

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in England

Social 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 Social 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 0 4,490 £525 +5.00% 1,578
South East +1 1,398 £475 +7.95% 676
North of England 0 898 £450 +11.11% 834
Midlands +1 827 £405 +1.25% 572
West Midlands +1 592 £413 +0.61% 361
North West 0 532 £450 +12.50% 430
South West +3 510 £450 - 338
East of England +1 382 £410 +2.50% 387
Yorkshire -2 300 £455 +7.06% 286
East Midlands +3 223 £350 -12.50% 206
North East +2 69 £350 -15.15% 118
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 England region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 2,897 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2,112 (23.46%) Finance
3 1,692 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
4 1,449 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1,414 (15.71%) Azure
6 1,387 (15.41%) SQL
7 1,320 (14.66%) Microsoft
8 1,309 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 1,070 (11.89%) Project Management
10 1,053 (11.70%) DevOps
11 1,026 (11.40%) Java
12 996 (11.06%) AWS
13 960 (10.66%) Windows
14 939 (10.43%) Python
15 932 (10.35%) Degree
16 918 (10.20%) Security Cleared
17 900 (10.00%) Migration
18 829 (9.21%) Scrum
19 825 (9.16%) Banking
20 793 (8.81%) Presentation Skills
21 754 (8.38%) Oracle
22 752 (8.35%) Analytics
23 722 (8.02%) SC Cleared
24 685 (7.61%) JIRA
25 668 (7.42%) Public Sector
26 651 (7.23%) JavaScript
27 650 (7.22%) ITIL
28 609 (6.77%) Project Delivery
29 596 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
30 594 (6.60%) Linux

Social 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
1 287 (3.19%) Confluence
2 280 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 157 (1.74%) Apache Spark
4 122 (1.36%) Apache
5 95 (1.06%) CMS
6 63 (0.70%) SAS
7 60 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 56 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 49 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 47 (0.52%) WebLogic
11 45 (0.50%) Mule
12 44 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
13 34 (0.38%) IBM Domino
14 31 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 30 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
16 28 (0.31%) IIS
17 27 (0.30%) ArcGIS
18 26 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 25 (0.28%) Skype for Business
20 22 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 527 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 509 (5.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 235 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 170 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
5 152 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 45 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 39 (0.43%) Sketch
9 33 (0.37%) InVision
10 22 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 22 (0.24%) Figma
11 21 (0.23%) Chatbot
12 20 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
13 16 (0.18%) Windchill
14 14 (0.16%) AutoCAD
15 13 (0.14%) PTC Creo
16 10 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
16 10 (0.11%) SPSS
17 9 (0.100%) Adobe XD
18 7 (0.078%) Revit
Business Applications
1 68 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 54 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 50 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 48 (0.53%) Magento
5 30 (0.33%) Teamcenter
6 26 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 24 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 22 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 22 (0.24%) SAP PSCD
10 21 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
10 21 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 20 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
12 17 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
12 17 (0.19%) SAP FI
12 17 (0.19%) Shopify
13 16 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
13 16 (0.18%) SAP FI-CA
13 16 (0.18%) SAP MM
13 16 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1,414 (15.71%) Azure
2 996 (11.06%) AWS
3 496 (5.51%) Microsoft 365
4 389 (4.32%) GCP
5 382 (4.24%) Power Platform
6 226 (2.51%) Serverless
7 219 (2.43%) SaaS
8 177 (1.97%) PaaS
9 155 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
10 154 (1.71%) IaaS
11 147 (1.63%) GitHub
12 114 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
13 106 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
14 82 (0.91%) OpenShift
15 76 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
16 73 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
17 69 (0.77%) Azure Functions
18 63 (0.70%) Amazon S3
18 63 (0.70%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 52 (0.58%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 203 (2.26%) Firewall
2 175 (1.94%) DNS
3 111 (1.23%) Internet
4 110 (1.22%) LAN
4 110 (1.22%) WAN
5 108 (1.20%) VPN
6 107 (1.19%) TCP/IP
7 98 (1.09%) DHCP
8 93 (1.03%) Network Security
9 79 (0.88%) HTTP
10 74 (0.82%) SAN
11 68 (0.76%) Wireless
12 62 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
13 51 (0.57%) 4G
14 48 (0.53%) SSL
15 45 (0.50%) VoIP
16 43 (0.48%) 5G
16 43 (0.48%) FTP
16 43 (0.48%) VLAN
17 42 (0.47%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 333 (3.70%) Power BI
3 326 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
4 273 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 252 (2.80%) Big Data
6 176 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 168 (1.87%) Tableau
8 166 (1.84%) MySQL
9 150 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 136 (1.51%) Hadoop
11 116 (1.29%) Data Lake
12 97 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
13 93 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 80 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 75 (0.83%) BigQuery
16 67 (0.74%) RDBMS
17 64 (0.71%) Data Mining
18 63 (0.70%) DB2
19 59 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 58 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 685 (7.61%) JIRA
2 416 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 385 (4.28%) Jenkins
4 130 (1.44%) Maven
5 111 (1.23%) Selenium
6 104 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 97 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 90 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 80 (0.89%) GitLab
10 78 (0.87%) Postman
11 76 (0.84%) JUnit
12 65 (0.72%) Subversion
13 57 (0.63%) TeamCity
13 57 (0.63%) webpack
14 53 (0.59%) Eclipse
15 51 (0.57%) SoapUI
16 49 (0.54%) Artifactory
17 48 (0.53%) Gradle
18 47 (0.52%) JMeter
19 41 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2,112 (23.46%) Finance
2 1,449 (16.10%) Analytical Skills
3 825 (9.16%) Banking
4 793 (8.81%) Presentation Skills
5 668 (7.42%) Public Sector
6 412 (4.58%) Influencing Skills
7 397 (4.41%) Telecoms
8 353 (3.92%) Marketing
9 352 (3.91%) Organisational Skills
10 308 (3.42%) Retail
11 277 (3.08%) Front Office
12 228 (2.53%) Investment Banking
13 221 (2.46%) Manufacturing
14 203 (2.26%) Documentation Skills
15 171 (1.90%) Legal
16 109 (1.21%) Law
17 102 (1.13%) Electronics
18 87 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
19 72 (0.80%) Automotive
20 71 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,417 (15.74%) Developer
2 1,416 (15.73%) Analyst
3 933 (10.36%) Architect
4 679 (7.54%) Project Manager
5 605 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 495 (5.50%) Consultant
7 288 (3.20%) Java Developer
8 277 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 213 (2.37%) Senior Developer
10 200 (2.22%) Designer
11 191 (2.12%) Data Analyst
12 180 (2.00%) Data Architect
13 168 (1.87%) Data Engineer
14 162 (1.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 143 (1.59%) Service Analyst
16 139 (1.54%) IT Manager
17 138 (1.53%) Administrator
18 133 (1.48%) Software Engineer
19 130 (1.44%) Support Engineer
20 126 (1.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (5.01%) .NET
2 371 (4.12%) HTML
3 338 (3.75%) CSS
4 295 (3.28%) Web Services
5 292 (3.24%) React
6 282 (3.13%) Node.js
7 281 (3.12%) REST
8 260 (2.89%) Spring
9 256 (2.84%) AngularJS
10 217 (2.41%) JSON
11 214 (2.38%) XML
12 187 (2.08%) RESTful
13 155 (1.72%) Middleware
14 145 (1.61%) Kafka
15 132 (1.47%) SOAP
16 130 (1.44%) Spring Boot
17 127 (1.41%) HTML5
18 110 (1.22%) Redux
19 108 (1.20%) ASP.NET
20 105 (1.17%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 452 (5.02%) User Experience
2 382 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
3 329 (3.65%) Management Information System
4 196 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 175 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 155 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
7 154 (1.71%) Mobile App
8 138 (1.53%) Data Structures
9 123 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 121 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 117 (1.30%) NHS
12 108 (1.20%) Cloud Native
13 105 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 104 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 88 (0.98%) Derivative
16 87 (0.97%) Fixed Income
17 78 (0.87%) Social Media
18 56 (0.62%) FMCG
19 53 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
20 52 (0.58%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 960 (10.66%) Windows
2 594 (6.60%) Linux
3 331 (3.68%) Unix
4 284 (3.15%) Windows 10
5 238 (2.64%) Windows Server
6 126 (1.40%) Android
7 119 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 91 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 59 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 57 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
12 38 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 27 (0.30%) AIX
13 27 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 26 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (0.26%) CentOS
16 22 (0.24%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.20%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,897 (32.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1,692 (18.80%) Problem-Solving
3 1,309 (14.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,070 (11.89%) Project Management
5 1,053 (11.70%) DevOps
6 900 (10.00%) Migration
7 829 (9.21%) Scrum
8 752 (8.35%) Analytics
9 650 (7.22%) ITIL
10 609 (6.77%) Project Delivery
11 596 (6.62%) Business Intelligence
12 571 (6.34%) Test Automation
13 486 (5.40%) Computer Science
14 477 (5.30%) Data Modelling
15 460 (5.11%) Software Engineering
16 453 (5.03%) Microservices
17 437 (4.85%) Change Management
18 433 (4.81%) Decision-Making
19 428 (4.75%) TDD
20 407 (4.52%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,387 (15.41%) SQL
2 1,026 (11.40%) Java
3 939 (10.43%) Python
4 651 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 483 (5.37%) C#
6 333 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 233 (2.59%) C++
8 207 (2.30%) TypeScript
9 162 (1.80%) Scala
10 158 (1.76%) C
11 135 (1.50%) PL/SQL
12 115 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 113 (1.26%) Java 8
14 109 (1.21%) PHP
15 103 (1.14%) R
16 98 (1.09%) Go
17 96 (1.07%) Kotlin
18 89 (0.99%) Perl
19 86 (0.96%) Bash Shell
20 79 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 932 (10.35%) Degree
2 918 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 722 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 163 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
5 153 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 113 (1.26%) PMP
7 101 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 96 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 95 (1.06%) ISTQB
10 92 (1.02%) CISSP
11 89 (0.99%) PMI Certification
12 82 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 70 (0.78%) ISEB
14 69 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 67 (0.74%) Master's Degree
16 54 (0.60%) CISM
17 51 (0.57%) CCNA
18 46 (0.51%) CCNP
19 45 (0.50%) MCSE
20 40 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 450 (5.00%) QA
2 231 (2.57%) PMO
3 209 (2.32%) Data Quality
4 148 (1.64%) SLA
5 123 (1.37%) Accessibility
6 121 (1.34%) GDPR
7 80 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 58 (0.64%) PCI DSS
9 51 (0.57%) NIST
10 42 (0.47%) GRC
11 30 (0.33%) COBIT
12 29 (0.32%) MiFID
12 29 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.24%) IFRS
14 18 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
15 15 (0.17%) DO-178B
15 15 (0.17%) GxP
16 14 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 12 (0.13%) WCAG
18 11 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 577 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 399 (4.43%) Docker
3 236 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 54 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (0.54%) XenApp
7 41 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (0.39%) VMware NSX
9 35 (0.39%) vSphere
10 24 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (0.26%) HDFS
12 20 (0.22%) Firmware
13 15 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 14 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.13%) NFS
17 11 (0.12%) PowerHA
17 11 (0.12%) XenDesktop
18 9 (0.100%) RACF
Systems Management
1 399 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 269 (2.99%) Ansible
3 241 (2.68%) Terraform
4 140 (1.56%) SCCM
5 71 (0.79%) Puppet
6 69 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 56 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 39 (0.43%) Grafana
9 36 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
10 34 (0.38%) Prometheus
11 30 (0.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 30 (0.33%) vRealize
12 29 (0.32%) vCenter Server
13 26 (0.29%) Packer
14 23 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
14 23 (0.26%) Kibana
15 21 (0.23%) SCOM
16 18 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
16 18 (0.20%) PowerCLI
17 17 (0.19%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 1,320 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 754 (8.38%) Oracle
3 490 (5.44%) SAP
4 334 (3.71%) VMware
5 287 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
6 286 (3.18%) Google
7 202 (2.24%) Cisco
8 157 (1.74%) Adobe
9 156 (1.73%) IBM
10 154 (1.71%) Databricks
11 137 (1.52%) Citrix
12 124 (1.38%) ServiceNow
13 108 (1.20%) Splunk
14 105 (1.17%) HP
15 84 (0.93%) Remedy
16 80 (0.89%) Dell
17 78 (0.87%) Red Hat
18 77 (0.86%) Atlassian
19 72 (0.80%) Informatica
20 71 (0.79%) MuleSoft