Period
to

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 3 July 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 14,604 9,524 6,286
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 20.27% 18.06% 17.00%
As % of the General category 35.14% 33.89% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,645 6,187 3,862
10th Percentile £263 £269 £200
25th Percentile £419 £388 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £595 £569
90th Percentile £775 £700 £674
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 449 349
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.41 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate £18.94 £18.00 £18.21
Median % change year-on-year +5.24% -1.15% +11.31%
75th Percentile £38.44 £39.25 £27.29
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £48.27
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +15.15%

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 41,554 28,101 19,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 57.67% 53.29% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,238 18,970 12,739
10th Percentile £325 £306 £270
25th Percentile £445 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £662 £619 £600
90th Percentile £771 £706 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,077 725
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.72 £12.32
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.70 £20.93 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +4.65% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £41.25 £39.31
90th Percentile £60.90 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £24.39 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.12% +5.00% +2.56%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 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 +1 8,072 £575 +9.52% 1,505
South East 0 1,806 £475 - 692
North of England +1 1,301 £475 +5.56% 700
Midlands -1 1,085 £495 +22.22% 549
West Midlands -1 820 £500 +17.82% 344
North West 0 714 £475 +5.56% 354
South West 0 712 £498 +11.51% 339
East of England 0 681 £435 +8.75% 317
Yorkshire +3 529 £475 - 257
East Midlands -2 254 £450 +28.57% 201
North East -6 76 £473 +35.00% 89
South Coast - 2 £800 -
Social Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 4,721 (32.33%) Agile
2 4,129 (28.27%) Finance
3 2,927 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
4 2,594 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2,478 (16.97%) Microsoft
6 2,433 (16.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 2,004 (13.72%) Azure
8 1,961 (13.43%) Project Management
9 1,870 (12.80%) SQL
10 1,702 (11.65%) DevOps
11 1,507 (10.32%) Windows
12 1,463 (10.02%) Banking
13 1,448 (9.92%) Scrum
14 1,326 (9.08%) Java
15 1,322 (9.05%) AWS
16 1,321 (9.05%) Security Cleared
17 1,291 (8.84%) Presentation Skills
18 1,267 (8.68%) Degree
19 1,240 (8.49%) Python
20 1,209 (8.28%) JIRA
21 1,204 (8.24%) ITIL
22 1,171 (8.02%) Migration
23 1,113 (7.62%) Project Delivery
24 1,094 (7.49%) SC Cleared
25 1,089 (7.46%) Oracle
26 1,067 (7.31%) CI/CD
27 1,005 (6.88%) Analytics
28 961 (6.58%) Public Sector
29 945 (6.47%) Decision-Making
30 927 (6.35%) 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
1 594 (4.07%) Confluence
2 419 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 119 (0.81%) CMS
4 109 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 107 (0.73%) Apache
6 93 (0.64%) MS Exchange
7 77 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 75 (0.51%) WebLogic
9 68 (0.47%) SAS
10 63 (0.43%) IIS
11 52 (0.36%) WebSphere
12 41 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
13 38 (0.26%) Red Hat Fuse
14 37 (0.25%) Apache Airflow
14 37 (0.25%) JBoss
14 37 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 36 (0.25%) Skype for Business
16 35 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 33 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
17 33 (0.23%) Mule
Applications
1 869 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 840 (5.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 454 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 350 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
5 211 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 77 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (0.38%) Sketch
8 36 (0.25%) InVision
9 24 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 22 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 20 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 20 (0.14%) Zeplin
12 16 (0.11%) SPSS
13 14 (0.096%) Adobe XD
14 13 (0.089%) Oracle Smart View
15 11 (0.075%) AutoCAD
15 11 (0.075%) InDesign
16 10 (0.068%) Stata
17 9 (0.062%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 130 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 102 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 55 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 49 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 46 (0.31%) assyst
5 46 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 41 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 36 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 36 (0.25%) Shopify
8 32 (0.22%) Magento
8 32 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
8 32 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 32 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
9 31 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 31 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 29 (0.20%) Workday HCM
11 26 (0.18%) SAP FI
12 25 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 25 (0.17%) SAP ERP
13 24 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2,004 (13.72%) Azure
2 1,322 (9.05%) AWS
3 910 (6.23%) Microsoft 365
4 611 (4.18%) Power Platform
5 397 (2.72%) GCP
6 378 (2.59%) SaaS
7 371 (2.54%) Azure DevOps
8 284 (1.94%) GitHub
9 249 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
10 236 (1.62%) Serverless
11 233 (1.60%) PaaS
12 184 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
13 175 (1.20%) IaaS
14 132 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
15 127 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
16 126 (0.86%) PowerApps
17 117 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
18 115 (0.79%) OpenShift
19 108 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
20 89 (0.61%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 405 (2.77%) Firewall
2 292 (2.00%) DNS
3 218 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 212 (1.45%) LAN
5 203 (1.39%) WAN
6 181 (1.24%) Internet
7 166 (1.14%) Network Security
8 156 (1.07%) DHCP
9 149 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
10 148 (1.01%) Wireless
11 120 (0.82%) VPN
12 99 (0.68%) SAN
13 88 (0.60%) HTTP
14 68 (0.47%) 3G
14 68 (0.47%) 4G
15 66 (0.45%) VoIP
16 60 (0.41%) MPLS
17 59 (0.40%) 5G
17 59 (0.40%) Ethernet
17 59 (0.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 491 (3.36%) Power BI
3 351 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 348 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 237 (1.62%) Big Data
6 230 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 202 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 188 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 184 (1.26%) MySQL
10 182 (1.25%) Metadata
11 166 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
12 161 (1.10%) Tableau
13 156 (1.07%) Data Lake
14 103 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 97 (0.66%) RDBMS
15 97 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 95 (0.65%) DB2
17 90 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
18 87 (0.60%) Hadoop
19 86 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1,209 (8.28%) JIRA
2 642 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 607 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 204 (1.40%) Maven
5 195 (1.34%) GitLab
6 190 (1.30%) Bitbucket
7 138 (0.94%) Selenium
7 138 (0.94%) Visual Studio
8 122 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 117 (0.80%) Cucumber
10 112 (0.77%) Eclipse
11 108 (0.74%) Gradle
12 100 (0.68%) Artifactory
13 88 (0.60%) Postman
14 86 (0.59%) JUnit
15 76 (0.52%) webpack
16 72 (0.49%) Subversion
17 61 (0.42%) SonarQube
18 56 (0.38%) ERwin
19 50 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4,129 (28.27%) Finance
2 2,594 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1,463 (10.02%) Banking
4 1,291 (8.84%) Presentation Skills
5 961 (6.58%) Public Sector
6 758 (5.19%) Influencing Skills
7 594 (4.07%) Retail
8 571 (3.91%) Front Office
9 559 (3.83%) Organisational Skills
10 557 (3.81%) Telecoms
11 498 (3.41%) Investment Banking
12 456 (3.12%) Legal
13 420 (2.88%) Marketing
14 308 (2.11%) Documentation Skills
15 208 (1.42%) Manufacturing
16 207 (1.42%) Law
17 159 (1.09%) Financial Institution
18 157 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 123 (0.84%) Automotive
20 114 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,682 (18.36%) Analyst
2 1,903 (13.03%) Developer
3 1,414 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 1,403 (9.61%) Architect
5 1,313 (8.99%) Business Analyst
6 620 (4.25%) Consultant
7 514 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
8 370 (2.53%) Service Analyst
9 360 (2.47%) Java Developer
10 329 (2.25%) Support Engineer
11 309 (2.12%) Designer
12 258 (1.77%) IT Manager
13 255 (1.75%) Service Desk Analyst
14 247 (1.69%) C# Developer
15 244 (1.67%) Data Architect
16 240 (1.64%) Data Analyst
17 236 (1.62%) Data Engineer
18 230 (1.57%) Senior Manager
19 223 (1.53%) Programme Manager
20 222 (1.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 657 (4.50%) .NET
2 527 (3.61%) HTML
3 486 (3.33%) React
4 415 (2.84%) CSS
5 412 (2.82%) REST
6 351 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 327 (2.24%) Spring
8 321 (2.20%) Node.js
9 295 (2.02%) Web Services
10 285 (1.95%) XML
11 273 (1.87%) RESTful
12 257 (1.76%) JSON
13 254 (1.74%) Kafka
14 210 (1.44%) HTML5
15 185 (1.27%) Spring Boot
16 170 (1.16%) .NET Framework
17 164 (1.12%) Middleware
18 155 (1.06%) SOAP
19 143 (0.98%) ASP.NET
20 131 (0.90%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 682 (4.67%) User Experience
2 620 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
3 452 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 378 (2.59%) Data Centre
5 290 (1.99%) Virtual Team
6 285 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 258 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 236 (1.62%) Fixed Income
9 217 (1.49%) Renewable Energy
10 211 (1.44%) Algorithms
11 200 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 195 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 190 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 179 (1.23%) NHS
15 162 (1.11%) Data Protection Act
16 159 (1.09%) Mobile App
17 150 (1.03%) Derivative
18 132 (0.90%) Legacy Systems
19 118 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
20 105 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 1,507 (10.32%) Windows
2 927 (6.35%) Linux
3 519 (3.55%) Windows 10
4 508 (3.48%) Unix
5 335 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 181 (1.24%) Apple iOS
7 159 (1.09%) Android
7 159 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 116 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 65 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 56 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
12 53 (0.36%) Solaris
13 52 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 45 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 41 (0.28%) AIX
16 40 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
17 39 (0.27%) VMS
18 35 (0.24%) Mac OS X
19 33 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,721 (32.33%) Agile
2 2,927 (20.04%) Problem-Solving
3 2,433 (16.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,961 (13.43%) Project Management
5 1,702 (11.65%) DevOps
6 1,448 (9.92%) Scrum
7 1,204 (8.24%) ITIL
8 1,171 (8.02%) Migration
9 1,113 (7.62%) Project Delivery
10 1,067 (7.31%) CI/CD
11 1,005 (6.88%) Analytics
12 945 (6.47%) Decision-Making
13 825 (5.65%) Change Management
14 806 (5.52%) Business Analysis
15 744 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
16 694 (4.75%) Software Engineering
17 687 (4.70%) Test Automation
18 675 (4.62%) SDLC
19 673 (4.61%) Risk Management
20 656 (4.49%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,870 (12.80%) SQL
2 1,326 (9.08%) Java
3 1,240 (8.49%) Python
4 853 (5.84%) C#
5 778 (5.33%) JavaScript
6 439 (3.01%) PowerShell
7 366 (2.51%) C++
8 278 (1.90%) C
9 242 (1.66%) Bash
10 220 (1.51%) TypeScript
11 161 (1.10%) PL/SQL
12 155 (1.06%) Shell Script
13 136 (0.93%) Perl
14 132 (0.90%) Scala
15 106 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 103 (0.71%) R
17 99 (0.68%) Go
18 91 (0.62%) VBA
19 75 (0.51%) Ruby
20 64 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1,321 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 1,267 (8.68%) Degree
3 1,094 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 248 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 228 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 171 (1.17%) PMP
7 162 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 150 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
9 143 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 134 (0.92%) CISSP
11 117 (0.80%) ISTQB
12 114 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 114 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 108 (0.74%) ISEB
14 106 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 100 (0.68%) CISM
16 88 (0.60%) Master's Degree
17 85 (0.58%) MCP
18 83 (0.57%) CCNA
19 71 (0.49%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (4.72%) QA
2 468 (3.20%) PMO
3 430 (2.94%) SLA
4 291 (1.99%) GDPR
5 256 (1.75%) Data Quality
6 175 (1.20%) Accessibility
7 166 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 122 (0.84%) NIST
9 57 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 54 (0.37%) GRC
11 39 (0.27%) PCI DSS
12 35 (0.24%) COBIT
12 35 (0.24%) WCAG
13 31 (0.21%) MiFID
14 29 (0.20%) IFRS
15 24 (0.16%) NCSC
16 21 (0.14%) ISO 20022
17 20 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
18 19 (0.13%) GxP
18 19 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 869 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 541 (3.70%) Docker
3 317 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 128 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
5 114 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 71 (0.49%) XenApp
7 67 (0.46%) vSphere
8 66 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 65 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 43 (0.29%) XenDesktop
11 33 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
12 29 (0.20%) Firmware
13 25 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 24 (0.16%) HDFS
14 24 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 23 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 22 (0.15%) VMware NSX
17 15 (0.10%) BitLocker
18 13 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 633 (4.33%) Kubernetes
2 445 (3.05%) Terraform
3 406 (2.78%) Ansible
4 219 (1.50%) SCCM
5 148 (1.01%) Puppet
6 137 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 62 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 58 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
9 55 (0.38%) Grafana
10 45 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
11 40 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 35 (0.24%) Istio
13 34 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
14 33 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
15 32 (0.22%) SCOM
16 31 (0.21%) vCenter Server
17 30 (0.21%) Prometheus
18 28 (0.19%) Consul
18 28 (0.19%) HP ALM
19 27 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2,478 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 1,089 (7.46%) Oracle
3 642 (4.40%) SAP
4 464 (3.18%) VMware
5 402 (2.75%) Google
6 369 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 326 (2.23%) ServiceNow
8 321 (2.20%) Cisco
9 273 (1.87%) Citrix
10 202 (1.38%) IBM
11 179 (1.23%) Adobe
12 173 (1.18%) Databricks
13 161 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 156 (1.07%) Splunk
15 144 (0.99%) Remedy
16 103 (0.71%) Informatica
17 100 (0.68%) Apple
17 100 (0.68%) HP
18 99 (0.68%) Atlassian
18 99 (0.68%) Workday