Period
to

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 24 May 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.

Influencing Skills
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 164 192 252
Rank change year-on-year +28 +60 -18
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 655 347 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.70% 1.43% 0.93%
As % of the General category 2.81% 2.49% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 262 120
10th Percentile £400 £400 £406
25th Percentile £500 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £700 £669 £641
90th Percentile £805 £713 £750
England median daily rate £540 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +5.37% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
10th Percentile £29.15 £21.55 -
25th Percentile £31.25 £26.88 £51.25
Median hourly rate £34.00 £36.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year -6.85% -30.48% +10.53%
75th Percentile £40.94 £54.75 £53.75
90th Percentile £54.78 £65.25 -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year +27.45% -23.31% -1.48%

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 23,328 13,939 11,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 60.38% 57.42% 55.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,899 9,856 7,882
10th Percentile £385 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £431 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.43% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £626
90th Percentile £800 £725 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 156 186
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.63 £13.24
25th Percentile £25.68 £19.69 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.09% +19.57% +15.00%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.31 £38.75
90th Percentile £65.30 £64.50 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £19.90
% change year-on-year +0.47% +7.54% +6.13%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 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
Central London -17 82 £550 +7.32% 8
West London -4 14 £553 +6.25% 5
East London -5 3 £215 - 4
South London -17 2 £801 +83.09% 3
Influencing Skills
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 403 (61.53%) Social Skills
2 266 (40.61%) Agile
3 252 (38.47%) Finance
4 171 (26.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 158 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
6 149 (22.75%) Problem-Solving
7 127 (19.39%) Project Management
8 101 (15.42%) Presentation Skills
9 96 (14.66%) Project Delivery
10 90 (13.74%) Change Management
11 82 (12.52%) Azure
12 74 (11.30%) Microsoft
13 73 (11.15%) Banking
14 70 (10.69%) Degree
14 70 (10.69%) Decision-Making
15 69 (10.53%) Scrum
16 64 (9.77%) Analytics
17 62 (9.47%) AWS
18 61 (9.31%) Business Analysis
19 60 (9.16%) GCP
20 59 (9.01%) CI/CD
21 57 (8.70%) JIRA
21 57 (8.70%) Risk Management
21 57 (8.70%) PRINCE2
22 55 (8.40%) DevOps
22 55 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
23 54 (8.24%) Python
24 53 (8.09%) SQL
24 53 (8.09%) Security Cleared
25 52 (7.94%) Google

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 26 (3.97%) Confluence
2 11 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.53%) CMS
4 6 (0.92%) SAS
5 4 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.46%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 25 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.76%) SPSS
6 3 (0.46%) InVision
6 3 (0.46%) Stata
7 2 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.31%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) Sketch
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.46%) Oracle SCM
2 3 (0.46%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.31%) Endur
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Primavera
4 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 82 (12.52%) Azure
2 62 (9.47%) AWS
3 60 (9.16%) GCP
4 20 (3.05%) PaaS
5 19 (2.90%) GitHub
6 16 (2.44%) Power Platform
7 14 (2.14%) Google Analytics
7 14 (2.14%) Google Data Studio
8 12 (1.83%) IaaS
8 12 (1.83%) SaaS
9 10 (1.53%) Serverless
10 9 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
12 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (1.07%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.61%) Figma
14 4 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.46%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.29%) DNS
2 11 (1.68%) DHCP
3 10 (1.53%) WAN
4 8 (1.22%) Firewall
5 7 (1.07%) Internet
5 7 (1.07%) Network Security
5 7 (1.07%) SD-WAN
6 6 (0.92%) LAN
6 6 (0.92%) NGN
7 5 (0.76%) Skype
8 4 (0.61%) IPv6
9 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.15%) FCAPS
9 1 (0.15%) HTTP
9 1 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.15%) IOS XR
9 1 (0.15%) Junos
9 1 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.44%) Power BI
2 14 (2.14%) BigQuery
2 14 (2.14%) Looker
3 11 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.37%) Data Lake
5 9 (1.37%) Metadata
6 8 (1.22%) Big Data
7 7 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.07%) Tableau
8 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.46%) MySQL
10 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 57 (8.70%) JIRA
2 16 (2.44%) GitLab
3 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.92%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.92%) PowerDesigner
6 5 (0.76%) ERwin
7 4 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.61%) kappa
8 3 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.46%) Selenium
9 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.31%) Babel
9 2 (0.31%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.31%) git-flow
9 2 (0.31%) Mocha
9 2 (0.31%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.31%) webpack
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 403 (61.53%) Social Skills
2 252 (38.47%) Finance
3 158 (24.12%) Analytical Skills
4 101 (15.42%) Presentation Skills
5 73 (11.15%) Banking
6 45 (6.87%) Public Sector
7 42 (6.41%) Marketing
8 37 (5.65%) Retail
9 22 (3.36%) Telecoms
10 20 (3.05%) Organisational Skills
11 12 (1.83%) Legal
11 12 (1.83%) Manufacturing
12 10 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.37%) Advertising
13 9 (1.37%) Investment Banking
14 7 (1.07%) German Language
14 7 (1.07%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.92%) Billing
15 6 (0.92%) Law
16 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 120 (18.32%) Analyst
2 110 (16.79%) Architect
3 84 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 80 (12.21%) Project Manager
5 52 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
6 34 (5.19%) Consultant
7 30 (4.58%) Lead Architect
8 26 (3.97%) Programme Manager
9 24 (3.66%) Digital Analyst
10 20 (3.05%) Fund Accounting Business Analyst
10 20 (3.05%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 20 (3.05%) IT Manager
11 19 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
12 18 (2.75%) Change Manager
12 18 (2.75%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.44%) Data Architect
14 15 (2.29%) Delivery Manager
15 14 (2.14%) Developer
16 13 (1.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 13 (1.98%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.98%) HTML
2 9 (1.37%) CSS
2 9 (1.37%) Node.js
2 9 (1.37%) Web Services
3 8 (1.22%) .NET
4 6 (0.92%) Kafka
4 6 (0.92%) React
4 6 (0.92%) REST
5 5 (0.76%) OAuth
5 5 (0.76%) OpenID
5 5 (0.76%) RESTful
6 4 (0.61%) ADO
6 4 (0.61%) Express
6 4 (0.61%) Spring Boot
6 4 (0.61%) Spring Cloud
6 4 (0.61%) Velocity
7 3 (0.46%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.46%) HTML5
7 3 (0.46%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.46%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.43%) User Experience
3 23 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 22 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.36%) PMI
5 21 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (3.05%) Equities
7 13 (1.98%) Cloud Native
8 11 (1.68%) FMCG
9 10 (1.53%) Renewable Energy
10 9 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (1.07%) CMDB
11 7 (1.07%) NHS
11 7 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.07%) Social Media
12 6 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.92%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (3.51%) Linux
2 22 (3.36%) Windows Server
3 20 (3.05%) Windows
4 4 (0.61%) Android
4 4 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.61%) Unix
4 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (40.61%) Agile
2 171 (26.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 149 (22.75%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (19.39%) Project Management
5 96 (14.66%) Project Delivery
6 90 (13.74%) Change Management
7 70 (10.69%) Decision-Making
8 69 (10.53%) Scrum
9 64 (9.77%) Analytics
10 61 (9.31%) Business Analysis
11 59 (9.01%) CI/CD
12 57 (8.70%) PRINCE2
12 57 (8.70%) Risk Management
13 55 (8.40%) Continuous Improvement
13 55 (8.40%) DevOps
14 47 (7.18%) Business Case
15 46 (7.02%) Coaching
16 41 (6.26%) Thought Leadership
17 39 (5.95%) Service Delivery
18 37 (5.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.24%) Python
2 53 (8.09%) SQL
3 25 (3.82%) R
4 24 (3.66%) Java
5 19 (2.90%) C
6 11 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.53%) Bash
8 8 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.92%) C#
10 5 (0.76%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.46%) C++
12 3 (0.46%) ES7
12 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.31%) ES6
13 2 (0.31%) Go
13 2 (0.31%) Search Processing Language
13 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.15%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.15%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 70 (10.69%) Degree
2 53 (8.09%) Security Cleared
3 36 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.66%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.44%) CBAP
6 14 (2.14%) PMP
7 12 (1.83%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.68%) CISSP
9 9 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.22%) CISM
11 7 (1.07%) CRISC
11 7 (1.07%) TOGAF Certification
12 6 (0.92%) CISA
13 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (0.61%) MBA
14 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.46%) IIBA
15 3 (0.46%) OSCP
16 2 (0.31%) APMP
16 2 (0.31%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.72%) PMO
2 23 (3.51%) QA
3 16 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.44%) IFRS
4 14 (2.14%) IFRS 17
5 13 (1.98%) Solvency II
6 9 (1.37%) Accessibility
7 8 (1.22%) NIST
8 7 (1.07%) GRC
8 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.76%) COBIT
9 5 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (0.76%) GDPR
9 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.31%) GxP
11 2 (0.31%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
System Software
1 41 (6.26%) Docker
2 14 (2.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (3.97%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 10 (1.53%) Terraform
4 5 (0.76%) vCenter Server
5 3 (0.46%) Ansible
5 3 (0.46%) Kibana
5 3 (0.46%) RSA Archer
6 2 (0.31%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.31%) Grafana
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.31%) QRadar
7 1 (0.15%) Istio
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 74 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.94%) Google
3 36 (5.50%) Oracle
4 29 (4.43%) SAP
5 23 (3.51%) VMware
6 20 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (2.44%) ServiceNow
8 11 (1.68%) Databricks
9 10 (1.53%) Adobe
10 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.07%) Dell
12 6 (0.92%) IBM
13 5 (0.76%) BiZZdesign
13 5 (0.76%) MuleSoft
13 5 (0.76%) Veeam
14 4 (0.61%) Cadence
14 4 (0.61%) Refinitiv
14 4 (0.61%) Teradata
15 3 (0.46%) BT
15 3 (0.46%) Cisco