Period
to 2 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
England > London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 194 220 247
Rank change year-on-year +26 +27 +17
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 563 170 362
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.48% 1.05% 1.04%
As % of the General category 2.59% 1.79% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 121 251
10th Percentile £408 £400 £350
25th Percentile £486 £450 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £523 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.16% -0.38% -
75th Percentile £700 £623 £625
90th Percentile £811 £700 £750
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £37.93 " £22.34
25th Percentile £40.44 " £24.11
Median hourly rate £45.25 - £28.03
75th Percentile £49.44 " £30.99
90th Percentile £51.58 " £32.20
England median hourly rate £30.07 £28.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +5.51% -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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 21,775 9,513 18,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.29% 58.82% 54.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,596 6,864 13,497
10th Percentile £363 £315 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £564 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £675 £638 £625
90th Percentile £759 £725 £700
England median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 102 259
10th Percentile £16.60 £15.15 £12.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.46 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +18.36% +30.75% +9.09%
75th Percentile £51.00 £41.50 £29.98
90th Percentile £63.75 £57.70 £51.70
England median hourly rate £19.20 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -14.67% +20.32% +1.08%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in London

Influencing Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in London.

Daily rate trend for Influencing Skills in London

Influencing Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills in London over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Influencing Skills in London

Influencing Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Influencing Skills in London.

Hourly rate trend for Influencing Skills in London

Influencing Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Influencing Skills in London over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Influencing Skills in London

Influencing Skills
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London -16 67 £550 +10.00% 26
West London -11 23 £525 +2.44% 6
East London -14 2 £550 +21.55% 6
Influencing Skills
England

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 London region with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 342 (60.75%) Social Skills
2 223 (39.61%) Finance
3 191 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (25.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 136 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
6 113 (20.07%) Project Management
7 96 (17.05%) Azure
8 88 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (14.03%) Analytics
10 75 (13.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 72 (12.79%) Decision-Making
11 72 (12.79%) Project Delivery
12 67 (11.90%) Degree
13 64 (11.37%) Change Management
14 62 (11.01%) Banking
14 62 (11.01%) QA
15 60 (10.66%) AWS
16 58 (10.30%) Microsoft
17 57 (10.12%) Scrum
18 56 (9.95%) Data Analysis
18 56 (9.95%) Presentation Skills
19 53 (9.41%) Business Case
20 47 (8.35%) JIRA
21 45 (7.99%) Risk Management
22 42 (7.46%) PRINCE2
23 40 (7.10%) SQL
23 40 (7.10%) Business Analysis
24 39 (6.93%) User Experience
25 38 (6.75%) Public Sector
26 37 (6.57%) TOGAF

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 23 (4.09%) Confluence
2 10 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.07%) SAS
4 5 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.53%) IIS
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.36%) R Markdown
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.18%) Magnolia
Applications
1 23 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 20 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 18 (3.20%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.78%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.71%) Figma
6 4 (0.71%) Sketch
7 3 (0.53%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.18%) Flinto
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 9 (1.60%) Endur
2 4 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.53%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP IBP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.18%) Sprinklr
5 1 (0.18%) Unica
5 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 96 (17.05%) Azure
2 60 (10.66%) AWS
3 27 (4.80%) GCP
4 24 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 21 (3.73%) PaaS
6 19 (3.37%) Microsoft 365
7 13 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.95%) SaaS
9 9 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.60%) GitHub
9 9 (1.60%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.42%) IaaS
11 7 (1.24%) Google Analytics
11 7 (1.24%) Serverless
12 6 (1.07%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 5 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.89%) Collibra
14 4 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.71%) Azure Stack
15 3 (0.53%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.44%) Firewall
2 15 (2.66%) DNS
3 12 (2.13%) HTTP
4 11 (1.95%) Network Security
5 9 (1.60%) DKIM
5 9 (1.60%) DMARC
5 9 (1.60%) RTMP
5 9 (1.60%) SMTP
6 6 (1.07%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.89%) VoIP
7 5 (0.89%) WAN
8 4 (0.71%) IGMP
8 4 (0.71%) LAN
9 3 (0.53%) Intranet
9 3 (0.53%) Skype
9 3 (0.53%) SMS
9 3 (0.53%) Wireless
10 2 (0.36%) DHCP
10 2 (0.36%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.09%) Big Data
2 21 (3.73%) Power BI
3 20 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (3.37%) Tableau
5 17 (3.02%) Relational Database
6 15 (2.66%) Data Lake
7 11 (1.95%) Metadata
7 11 (1.95%) SQL Server
8 10 (1.78%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.24%) QlikView
10 6 (1.07%) BigQuery
11 5 (0.89%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.89%) Looker
11 5 (0.89%) Text Mining
12 3 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.53%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (8.35%) JIRA
2 15 (2.66%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.31%) PowerDesigner
4 9 (1.60%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.07%) Selenium
6 5 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.89%) REST Assured
7 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.53%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.53%) Postman
8 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.36%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.36%) Mocha
8 2 (0.36%) RStudio
8 2 (0.36%) Sinon.JS
9 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq
9 1 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 342 (60.75%) Social Skills
2 223 (39.61%) Finance
3 88 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (11.01%) Banking
5 56 (9.95%) Presentation Skills
6 38 (6.75%) Public Sector
7 29 (5.15%) Marketing
7 29 (5.15%) Retail
8 20 (3.55%) Investment Banking
9 17 (3.02%) Legal
10 16 (2.84%) Front Office
11 15 (2.66%) Telecoms
12 14 (2.49%) Back Office
13 11 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
13 11 (1.95%) Retail Banking
14 8 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.89%) Advertising
16 5 (0.89%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 90 (15.99%) Analyst
2 86 (15.28%) Architect
3 61 (10.83%) Project Manager
4 49 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 45 (7.99%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (5.51%) Senior Manager
7 26 (4.62%) Developer
7 26 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
8 24 (4.26%) Programme Manager
9 22 (3.91%) Consultant
9 22 (3.91%) Designer
10 20 (3.55%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (3.20%) Data Architect
12 17 (3.02%) IT Manager
13 16 (2.84%) C# Developer
14 15 (2.66%) Senior Technical Analyst
15 14 (2.49%) Senior Project Manager
16 13 (2.31%) Data Analyst
17 12 (2.13%) Finance Manager
17 12 (2.13%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.95%) RESTful
2 10 (1.78%) .NET
2 10 (1.78%) Web Services
3 9 (1.60%) JSON
4 6 (1.07%) Node.js
4 6 (1.07%) REST
4 6 (1.07%) WireMock
5 5 (0.89%) CSS
5 5 (0.89%) D3.js
5 5 (0.89%) ggplot
5 5 (0.89%) HTML
5 5 (0.89%) Keras
5 5 (0.89%) React
5 5 (0.89%) Spring
5 5 (0.89%) TensorFlow
5 5 (0.89%) Theano
6 4 (0.71%) Kafka
6 4 (0.71%) Middleware
7 3 (0.53%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.93%) User Experience
2 32 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.84%) Virtual Team
5 12 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 11 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.78%) Legacy Systems
7 10 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
9 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.42%) PMI
10 7 (1.24%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.24%) FMCG
11 6 (1.07%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.07%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.89%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.89%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (4.62%) Windows
2 12 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 10 (1.78%) Linux
4 7 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.89%) Android
6 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (25.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 136 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (20.07%) Project Management
5 79 (14.03%) Analytics
6 75 (13.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 72 (12.79%) Decision-Making
7 72 (12.79%) Project Delivery
8 64 (11.37%) Change Management
9 57 (10.12%) Scrum
10 56 (9.95%) Data Analysis
11 53 (9.41%) Business Case
12 45 (7.99%) Risk Management
13 42 (7.46%) PRINCE2
14 40 (7.10%) Business Analysis
15 37 (6.57%) Migration
15 37 (6.57%) TOGAF
16 35 (6.22%) DevOps
16 35 (6.22%) Software Engineering
17 34 (6.04%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.10%) SQL
2 35 (6.22%) Python
3 21 (3.73%) Java
4 17 (3.02%) C#
5 14 (2.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.49%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.49%) R
6 10 (1.78%) C
7 6 (1.07%) MATLAB
8 5 (0.89%) Julia
9 3 (0.53%) C++
9 3 (0.53%) Go
10 2 (0.36%) ES7
10 2 (0.36%) Java 8
10 2 (0.36%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.36%) Scala
10 2 (0.36%) Search Processing Language
11 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.18%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 67 (11.90%) Degree
2 35 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.91%) CISSP
5 18 (3.20%) CISM
6 17 (3.02%) CISA
7 15 (2.66%) PMP
8 14 (2.49%) CRISC
9 13 (2.31%) Master's Degree
9 13 (2.31%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 8 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.24%) CCNP
12 7 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.07%) CCIE
13 6 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.89%) CCNA
14 5 (0.89%) CEH
15 4 (0.71%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.01%) QA
2 31 (5.51%) PMO
3 29 (5.15%) Data Quality
4 27 (4.80%) GDPR
5 11 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.42%) GRC
7 7 (1.24%) COBIT
7 7 (1.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 6 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.89%) Accessibility
9 5 (0.89%) MiFID
9 5 (0.89%) NCSC
10 4 (0.71%) EMIR
10 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.53%) Basel III
11 3 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.53%) NIST
12 2 (0.36%) PSD2
12 2 (0.36%) SOC 2
System Software
1 21 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.84%) Docker
3 9 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (6.39%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.95%) Ansible
2 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (0.89%) QRadar
3 5 (0.89%) Terraform
4 3 (0.53%) Kibana
4 3 (0.53%) Nessus
4 3 (0.53%) Nmap
5 2 (0.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.36%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (0.36%) Grafana
5 2 (0.36%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.36%) PaperCut
5 2 (0.36%) Puppet
5 2 (0.36%) SCCM
5 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.18%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 58 (10.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.26%) Google
3 21 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.84%) SAP
5 12 (2.13%) Databricks
5 12 (2.13%) VMware
6 10 (1.78%) Cisco
7 9 (1.60%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.42%) BiZZdesign
8 8 (1.42%) OpenLink
9 7 (1.24%) Adobe
9 7 (1.24%) BT
9 7 (1.24%) Citrix
9 7 (1.24%) Splunk
10 6 (1.07%) Oracle
11 5 (0.89%) Juniper
11 5 (0.89%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.71%) Apple
12 4 (0.71%) Dell
12 4 (0.71%) Palo Alto