Period
to 17 September 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 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 12,142 4,259 15,148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 19.12% 16.17% 18.52%
As % of the General category 35.66% 30.23% 35.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,906 2,687 9,554
10th Percentile £265 £210 £200
25th Percentile £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £613 £563 £550
90th Percentile £714 £656 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 213 591
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.07 £10.16
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.55
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.74
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +7.56% -1.56%
75th Percentile £32.00 £33.25 £25.59
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% -

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 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%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 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 +3 6,232 £550 +10.00% 1,984
South East 0 1,685 £475 +7.95% 810
North of England 0 1,274 £450 +12.50% 956
Midlands 0 1,000 £425 +6.25% 693
North West 0 736 £450 +16.88% 507
West Midlands 0 723 £432 +5.11% 434
South West +6 671 £450 - 479
East of England +2 538 £400 -5.88% 468
Yorkshire +2 459 £475 +18.75% 329
East Midlands +3 268 £390 +20.93% 254
North East +3 82 £336 -10.40% 120
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3,923 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 3,083 (25.39%) Finance
3 2,274 (18.73%) Problem-Solving
4 1,996 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1,908 (15.71%) Microsoft
6 1,860 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 1,846 (15.20%) Azure
8 1,784 (14.69%) SQL
9 1,576 (12.98%) Project Management
10 1,373 (11.31%) Java
11 1,313 (10.81%) DevOps
12 1,307 (10.76%) AWS
13 1,302 (10.72%) Windows
14 1,189 (9.79%) Presentation Skills
15 1,187 (9.78%) Degree
16 1,170 (9.64%) Scrum
17 1,149 (9.46%) Python
18 1,127 (9.28%) Migration
19 1,016 (8.37%) Security Cleared
20 1,011 (8.33%) Analytics
21 1,000 (8.24%) Banking
22 987 (8.13%) Oracle
23 967 (7.96%) JIRA
24 916 (7.54%) JavaScript
25 889 (7.32%) ITIL
26 847 (6.98%) Project Delivery
27 787 (6.48%) SC Cleared
28 781 (6.43%) Active Directory
29 776 (6.39%) Linux
30 775 (6.38%) Business Intelligence

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
1 438 (3.61%) Confluence
2 384 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 221 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 145 (1.19%) CMS
5 128 (1.05%) Apache
6 89 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 86 (0.71%) SAS
8 82 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 66 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 65 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
11 57 (0.47%) IIS
12 56 (0.46%) Mule
13 45 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 42 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 41 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
16 38 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 32 (0.26%) IBM Domino
18 31 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
18 31 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
19 27 (0.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 710 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
2 667 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 307 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 220 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 187 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 69 (0.57%) Sketch
7 62 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 59 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 56 (0.46%) InVision
10 48 (0.40%) Figma
11 39 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 25 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
13 19 (0.16%) Chatbot
14 15 (0.12%) Windchill
15 12 (0.099%) Stata
16 11 (0.091%) Adobe XD
16 11 (0.091%) AutoCAD
16 11 (0.091%) PTC Creo
17 10 (0.082%) Zeplin
18 9 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 109 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 61 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 61 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 51 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 47 (0.39%) Magento
5 32 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 29 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 28 (0.23%) Teamcenter
8 25 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 22 (0.18%) SAP FI
10 21 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 20 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
11 20 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 20 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
12 16 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
12 16 (0.13%) SAP CO
12 16 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
12 16 (0.13%) SAP MM
13 15 (0.12%) Shopify
14 14 (0.12%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 1,846 (15.20%) Azure
2 1,307 (10.76%) AWS
3 773 (6.37%) Microsoft 365
4 497 (4.09%) Power Platform
5 477 (3.93%) GCP
6 317 (2.61%) SaaS
7 311 (2.56%) Serverless
8 244 (2.01%) PaaS
9 228 (1.88%) GitHub
10 222 (1.83%) IaaS
11 185 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
12 161 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 144 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 119 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
15 110 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
16 106 (0.87%) Amazon S3
17 95 (0.78%) Azure Functions
18 93 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
19 92 (0.76%) OpenShift
20 84 (0.69%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 285 (2.35%) Firewall
2 178 (1.47%) DNS
3 142 (1.17%) WAN
4 130 (1.07%) VPN
5 127 (1.05%) LAN
6 125 (1.03%) Internet
7 122 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 119 (0.98%) Network Security
9 107 (0.88%) DHCP
10 85 (0.70%) HTTP
11 83 (0.68%) Wireless
12 75 (0.62%) VoIP
13 67 (0.55%) SSL
14 66 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 65 (0.54%) SAN
16 55 (0.45%) 5G
17 48 (0.40%) Skype
18 47 (0.39%) Intranet
19 44 (0.36%) 4G
20 43 (0.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 446 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 428 (3.52%) Power BI
4 424 (3.49%) Relational Database
5 369 (3.04%) Big Data
6 268 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 236 (1.94%) Tableau
8 214 (1.76%) MySQL
9 209 (1.72%) Oracle Database
10 201 (1.66%) Data Lake
11 189 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
12 177 (1.46%) Metadata
13 174 (1.43%) Hadoop
14 129 (1.06%) MongoDB
15 118 (0.97%) RDBMS
16 105 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 94 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
18 93 (0.77%) BigQuery
19 88 (0.72%) Apache Hive
20 86 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 967 (7.96%) JIRA
2 586 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 515 (4.24%) Jenkins
4 190 (1.56%) Maven
5 175 (1.44%) Selenium
6 148 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 140 (1.15%) Bitbucket
8 113 (0.93%) GitLab
9 112 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 109 (0.90%) Postman
11 108 (0.89%) Subversion
12 102 (0.84%) TeamCity
13 81 (0.67%) JMeter
13 81 (0.67%) JUnit
14 65 (0.54%) webpack
15 59 (0.49%) Gradle
16 55 (0.45%) REST Assured
16 55 (0.45%) SoapUI
17 51 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
18 50 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 3,083 (25.39%) Finance
2 1,996 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1,189 (9.79%) Presentation Skills
4 1,000 (8.24%) Banking
5 766 (6.31%) Public Sector
6 581 (4.79%) Influencing Skills
7 580 (4.78%) Organisational Skills
8 547 (4.51%) Marketing
9 509 (4.19%) Retail
10 460 (3.79%) Telecoms
11 374 (3.08%) Front Office
12 312 (2.57%) Investment Banking
13 301 (2.48%) Documentation Skills
14 297 (2.45%) Legal
15 284 (2.34%) Manufacturing
16 137 (1.13%) Law
17 126 (1.04%) Financial Institution
18 107 (0.88%) Automotive
19 103 (0.85%) Electronics
20 90 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,968 (16.21%) Analyst
2 1,924 (15.85%) Developer
3 1,194 (9.83%) Architect
4 1,002 (8.25%) Project Manager
5 855 (7.04%) Business Analyst
6 626 (5.16%) Consultant
7 404 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
8 402 (3.31%) Java Developer
9 289 (2.38%) Support Engineer
10 267 (2.20%) Designer
11 262 (2.16%) Data Engineer
12 258 (2.12%) Senior Developer
13 249 (2.05%) Data Analyst
14 243 (2.00%) IT Manager
15 237 (1.95%) Service Analyst
16 230 (1.89%) Data Architect
17 206 (1.70%) C# Developer
18 197 (1.62%) DevOps Engineer
19 183 (1.51%) .NET Developer
20 180 (1.48%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 639 (5.26%) .NET
2 536 (4.41%) HTML
3 499 (4.11%) CSS
4 497 (4.09%) React
5 390 (3.21%) AngularJS
6 362 (2.98%) Node.js
7 349 (2.87%) REST
8 344 (2.83%) Web Services
9 343 (2.82%) Spring
10 309 (2.54%) RESTful
11 258 (2.12%) JSON
12 252 (2.08%) Kafka
13 227 (1.87%) XML
14 192 (1.58%) Middleware
15 188 (1.55%) HTML5
16 184 (1.52%) SOAP
17 180 (1.48%) Spring Boot
18 154 (1.27%) J2EE
19 141 (1.16%) .NET Framework
20 137 (1.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 599 (4.93%) User Experience
2 503 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
3 389 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 271 (2.23%) Data Centre
5 214 (1.76%) Virtual Team
6 201 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
7 177 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 160 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 160 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 153 (1.26%) Cloud Native
10 151 (1.24%) Data Structures
11 148 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 135 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 134 (1.10%) Fixed Income
14 125 (1.03%) NHS
15 111 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
16 109 (0.90%) Derivative
17 99 (0.82%) Social Media
18 98 (0.81%) Hedge funds
19 94 (0.77%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,302 (10.72%) Windows
2 776 (6.39%) Linux
3 448 (3.69%) Unix
4 436 (3.59%) Windows 10
5 281 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 164 (1.35%) Android
7 161 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 156 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 76 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
10 73 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 57 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
13 44 (0.36%) Mac OS
13 44 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 27 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.21%) Solaris
17 23 (0.19%) AIX
18 18 (0.15%) CentOS
19 17 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,923 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 2,274 (18.73%) Problem-Solving
3 1,860 (15.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,576 (12.98%) Project Management
5 1,313 (10.81%) DevOps
6 1,170 (9.64%) Scrum
7 1,127 (9.28%) Migration
8 1,011 (8.33%) Analytics
9 889 (7.32%) ITIL
10 847 (6.98%) Project Delivery
11 775 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
12 700 (5.77%) Test Automation
13 682 (5.62%) Microservices
14 628 (5.17%) Change Management
15 626 (5.16%) Decision-Making
16 599 (4.93%) Data Modelling
17 578 (4.76%) Software Engineering
18 562 (4.63%) Business Analysis
19 559 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
20 544 (4.48%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,784 (14.69%) SQL
2 1,373 (11.31%) Java
3 1,149 (9.46%) Python
4 916 (7.54%) JavaScript
5 716 (5.90%) C#
6 361 (2.97%) PowerShell
7 279 (2.30%) C++
8 263 (2.17%) TypeScript
9 232 (1.91%) Scala
10 203 (1.67%) C
11 174 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 164 (1.35%) Java 8
13 145 (1.19%) Shell Script
14 133 (1.10%) R
15 128 (1.05%) Bash Shell
16 119 (0.98%) PHP
17 118 (0.97%) Go
18 114 (0.94%) Perl
19 102 (0.84%) Kotlin
20 98 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,187 (9.78%) Degree
2 1,016 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 787 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 196 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 156 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 150 (1.24%) PMP
7 129 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 125 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 116 (0.96%) CISSP
10 115 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 110 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 106 (0.87%) ISTQB
13 97 (0.80%) Master's Degree
14 93 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 84 (0.69%) ISEB
16 65 (0.54%) CCNA
17 59 (0.49%) CISM
18 53 (0.44%) CCNP
19 50 (0.41%) TOGAF Certification
20 49 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 518 (4.27%) QA
2 328 (2.70%) PMO
3 320 (2.64%) Data Quality
4 274 (2.26%) GDPR
5 258 (2.12%) SLA
6 150 (1.24%) Accessibility
7 97 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 60 (0.49%) NIST
9 58 (0.48%) GRC
10 57 (0.47%) PCI DSS
11 44 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 38 (0.31%) MiFID
13 24 (0.20%) COBIT
14 22 (0.18%) IFRS
14 22 (0.18%) WCAG
15 21 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
16 19 (0.16%) NCSC
17 16 (0.13%) EMIR
18 13 (0.11%) DO-178B
19 12 (0.099%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 781 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 564 (4.65%) Docker
3 287 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 84 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 57 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 57 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (0.40%) vSphere
7 48 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 46 (0.38%) XenApp
9 40 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (0.31%) VMware NSX
11 26 (0.21%) HDFS
12 23 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 22 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 19 (0.16%) Firmware
14 19 (0.16%) XenDesktop
15 17 (0.14%) OpenAM
16 15 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 558 (4.60%) Kubernetes
2 347 (2.86%) Terraform
3 328 (2.70%) Ansible
4 237 (1.95%) SCCM
5 114 (0.94%) Puppet
6 113 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 65 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 60 (0.49%) Grafana
8 60 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 44 (0.36%) Prometheus
10 39 (0.32%) Packer
11 38 (0.31%) Kibana
12 35 (0.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 35 (0.29%) vRealize
13 27 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
14 25 (0.21%) Control-M
14 25 (0.21%) Data Guard
14 25 (0.21%) HP ALM
15 23 (0.19%) Tivoli
15 23 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,908 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 987 (8.13%) Oracle
3 643 (5.30%) SAP
4 399 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
5 386 (3.18%) VMware
6 354 (2.92%) Google
7 242 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 227 (1.87%) Cisco
9 216 (1.78%) Adobe
10 203 (1.67%) Databricks
11 197 (1.62%) Citrix
12 184 (1.52%) IBM
13 149 (1.23%) HP
14 143 (1.18%) Splunk
15 130 (1.07%) Informatica
16 105 (0.86%) MuleSoft
17 103 (0.85%) Atlassian
18 97 (0.80%) Red Hat
19 88 (0.72%) Apple
20 78 (0.64%) Dell