Period
to 17 June 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 17 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.

Influencing Skills
England > London
6 months to
17 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 242 236
Rank change year-on-year +52 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 370 175 468
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.42% 0.97% 1.17%
As % of the General category 2.48% 1.70% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 115 317
10th Percentile £407 £408 £383
25th Percentile £477 £471 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -1.36% +4.76% +4.95%
75th Percentile £675 £634 £638
90th Percentile £754 £700 £750
England median daily rate £517 £515 £500
% change year-on-year +0.39% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 £52.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -30.48% - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year +5.26% -33.33% -5.00%

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 14,913 10,264 22,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.38% 57.02% 56.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,542 7,286 15,849
10th Percentile £350 £316 £319
25th Percentile £444 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 157 283
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.33 £11.35
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.00 £15.12
Median hourly rate £29.31 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.25% +19.05% -2.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £42.25 £34.51
90th Percentile £64.90 £55.40 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.36
% change year-on-year +5.25% +3.31% +4.62%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 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
Central London +16 63 £513 +2.50% 17
West London +9 12 £525 +1.94% 5
East London +7 2 - - 2
South London +22 1 £438 -27.08% 2
Influencing Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 195 (52.70%) Social Skills
2 151 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (37.03%) Finance
4 90 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (23.24%) Project Management
6 81 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
7 67 (18.11%) Azure
8 64 (17.30%) Scrum
9 58 (15.68%) Presentation Skills
10 56 (15.14%) AWS
11 53 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
12 51 (13.78%) DevOps
13 50 (13.51%) Microsoft
14 49 (13.24%) Security Cleared
15 46 (12.43%) Banking
16 44 (11.89%) Kubernetes
17 43 (11.62%) SC Cleared
18 42 (11.35%) Continuous Improvement
18 42 (11.35%) Project Delivery
19 41 (11.08%) Docker
19 41 (11.08%) PRINCE2
20 38 (10.27%) Decision-Making
21 37 (10.00%) GCP
21 37 (10.00%) Change Management
22 36 (9.73%) Migration
22 36 (9.73%) Analytics
23 35 (9.46%) Jenkins
23 35 (9.46%) Java
24 34 (9.19%) Software Engineering
24 34 (9.19%) Business Case

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 18 (4.86%) Confluence
2 8 (2.16%) Apache
2 8 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.62%) SAS
4 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.81%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) Drupal
5 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.54%) IIS
6 2 (0.54%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.54%) WordPress
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.27%) Documentum
7 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
3 13 (3.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (2.16%) Chatbot
6 7 (1.89%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Endur
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
1 3 (0.81%) Sentinel
1 3 (0.81%) VisionPLUS
2 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Aligne
3 1 (0.27%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Sprinklr
3 1 (0.27%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 67 (18.11%) Azure
2 56 (15.14%) AWS
3 37 (10.00%) GCP
4 20 (5.41%) Power Platform
5 14 (3.78%) Azure Stack
5 14 (3.78%) IaaS
6 8 (2.16%) SaaS
7 7 (1.89%) GitHub
7 7 (1.89%) PaaS
8 5 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.35%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (1.35%) PowerApps
8 5 (1.35%) Serverless
9 4 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.08%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.81%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.81%) Google Docs
10 3 (0.81%) Twilio
11 2 (0.54%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.97%) Firewall
2 10 (2.70%) NAS
2 10 (2.70%) SAN
3 8 (2.16%) DNS
3 8 (2.16%) RTMP
4 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.35%) Broadband
5 5 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (1.35%) FTP
5 5 (1.35%) Internet
5 5 (1.35%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.08%) DHCP
6 4 (1.08%) DKIM
6 4 (1.08%) DMARC
6 4 (1.08%) HTTP
6 4 (1.08%) LAN
6 4 (1.08%) SMTP
6 4 (1.08%) WAN
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.05%) Power BI
2 13 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 13 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.24%) Big Data
3 12 (3.24%) Data Lake
3 12 (3.24%) Data Mining
4 10 (2.70%) Tableau
5 7 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.62%) DB2
7 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.35%) MySQL
7 5 (1.35%) Redis
8 3 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.81%) HBase
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 30 (8.11%) JIRA
3 21 (5.68%) Git (software)
4 16 (4.32%) GitLab
5 9 (2.43%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.35%) Mocha
6 5 (1.35%) Sinon.JS
7 4 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.08%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.81%) Postman
8 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 195 (52.70%) Social Skills
2 137 (37.03%) Finance
3 58 (15.68%) Presentation Skills
4 53 (14.32%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (12.43%) Banking
6 24 (6.49%) Public Sector
7 14 (3.78%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.24%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (2.97%) Legal
9 11 (2.97%) Retail
10 9 (2.43%) Law
10 9 (2.43%) Marketing
11 7 (1.89%) Billing
11 7 (1.89%) Front Office
12 5 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.81%) Advertising
13 3 (0.81%) Back Office
13 3 (0.81%) Local Government
13 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (19.73%) Project Manager
2 68 (18.38%) Architect
3 28 (7.57%) Analyst
3 28 (7.57%) Developer
4 25 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (3.51%) Business Analyst
5 13 (3.51%) Senior Manager
6 12 (3.24%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (2.97%) Programme Manager
7 11 (2.97%) Transition Manager
8 10 (2.70%) IT Manager
8 10 (2.70%) Java Engineer
8 10 (2.70%) Python Developer
9 9 (2.43%) Technical Architect
9 9 (2.43%) Technical Leader
10 8 (2.16%) C# Developer
10 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (2.16%) Security Architect
10 8 (2.16%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.70%) REST
1 10 (2.70%) SOAP
2 9 (2.43%) Middleware
2 9 (2.43%) Node.js
2 9 (2.43%) RESTful
3 8 (2.16%) JSON
3 8 (2.16%) Spring Boot
3 8 (2.16%) Web Services
4 7 (1.89%) HTML
5 6 (1.62%) .NET
5 6 (1.62%) CSS
6 5 (1.35%) Chai
6 5 (1.35%) Express
6 5 (1.35%) GraphQL
6 5 (1.35%) Kafka
6 5 (1.35%) Keycloak
6 5 (1.35%) Nunjucks
6 5 (1.35%) OAuth
6 5 (1.35%) OpenID
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 19 (5.14%) Management Information System
2 18 (4.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.86%) Virtual Team
3 11 (2.97%) PMI
4 10 (2.70%) FMCG
5 9 (2.43%) Cloud Native
5 9 (2.43%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.16%) Derivative
6 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.62%) Replication
8 5 (1.35%) AS400
8 5 (1.35%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.35%) iSeries
8 5 (1.35%) LPAR
8 5 (1.35%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.08%) Market Risk
9 4 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.57%) Linux
2 19 (5.14%) Windows
3 16 (4.32%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.89%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.08%) Unix
6 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.81%) Solaris
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.54%) VMS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 86 (23.24%) Project Management
4 81 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
5 64 (17.30%) Scrum
6 51 (13.78%) DevOps
7 42 (11.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 42 (11.35%) Project Delivery
8 41 (11.08%) PRINCE2
9 38 (10.27%) Decision-Making
10 37 (10.00%) Change Management
11 36 (9.73%) Analytics
11 36 (9.73%) Migration
12 34 (9.19%) Business Case
12 34 (9.19%) Software Engineering
13 32 (8.65%) Risk Management
14 30 (8.11%) Coaching
14 30 (8.11%) Mentoring
15 29 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
16 28 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.46%) Java
2 31 (8.38%) Python
3 30 (8.11%) SQL
4 20 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 14 (3.78%) TypeScript
6 12 (3.24%) JavaScript
7 11 (2.97%) C#
8 4 (1.08%) C++
8 4 (1.08%) Go
9 3 (0.81%) R
9 3 (0.81%) Scala
10 2 (0.54%) C
10 2 (0.54%) Java 8
10 2 (0.54%) Java 9
10 2 (0.54%) Julia
10 2 (0.54%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.54%) Ruby
10 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.38%) Degree
4 19 (5.14%) PMP
5 15 (4.05%) PMI Certification
6 14 (3.78%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.62%) CISA
7 6 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.62%) ISEB
7 6 (1.62%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.35%) CGEIT
8 5 (1.35%) CISSP
8 5 (1.35%) CRISC
8 5 (1.35%) SAFe Agilist
9 4 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (1.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (1.08%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.81%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.03%) QA
2 20 (5.41%) PMO
3 18 (4.86%) GDPR
4 10 (2.70%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.16%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.89%) GRC
7 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (1.08%) COBIT
9 3 (0.81%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.81%) GxP
9 3 (0.81%) NIST
9 3 (0.81%) SLA
10 2 (0.54%) EMIR
10 2 (0.54%) FATCA
10 2 (0.54%) MiFID
10 2 (0.54%) PSD2
11 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 31000
11 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 41 (11.08%) Docker
2 11 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.35%) PowerHA
4 5 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.08%) vSphere
6 3 (0.81%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.81%) SRDF
6 3 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (11.89%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.49%) Terraform
3 16 (4.32%) Ansible
4 10 (2.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (1.35%) Grafana
5 5 (1.35%) Kibana
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.08%) Packer
6 4 (1.08%) vRealize
6 4 (1.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (0.81%) Puppet
8 2 (0.54%) SCOM
8 2 (0.54%) WMI
8 2 (0.54%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 50 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.68%) Oracle
3 15 (4.05%) VMware
4 11 (2.97%) Google
5 8 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.89%) Splunk
7 6 (1.62%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.62%) IBM
8 5 (1.35%) Cisco
8 5 (1.35%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.35%) SAP
8 5 (1.35%) Sybase
9 4 (1.08%) BiZZdesign
9 4 (1.08%) Citrix
10 3 (0.81%) BT
10 3 (0.81%) EMC
10 3 (0.81%) Facebook
10 3 (0.81%) NetApp
10 3 (0.81%) OpenLink
10 3 (0.81%) TSYS