Period
to 17 September 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 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.

Influencing Skills
England > London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 196 223 236
Rank change year-on-year +27 +13 +22
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 471 142 455
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.41% 1.05% 1.16%
As % of the General category 2.44% 1.77% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 103 312
10th Percentile £400 £400 £356
25th Percentile £465 £475 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £535 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +1.94%
75th Percentile £706 £625 £638
90th Percentile £834 £700 £736
England median daily rate £517 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
10th Percentile £25.00 " £22.34
25th Percentile £35.50 " £24.11
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £28.03
75th Percentile £62.63 " £30.99
90th Percentile £68.40 " £32.20
England median hourly rate £41.36 £51.75 £47.00
% change year-on-year -20.08% +10.11% +69.37%

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 19,333 8,022 21,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.80% 59.41% 55.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,679 5,735 15,230
10th Percentile £360 £320 £313
25th Percentile £455 £420 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +1.49%
75th Percentile £674 £650 £613
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 104 275
10th Percentile £14.05 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.04
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.92% +37.83% +10.53%
75th Percentile £48.17 £45.38 £30.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year -15.56% +16.22% +7.56%

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 September 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 September 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 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
Central London +4 76 £550 +7.32% 25
West London -8 17 £513 -4.65% 7
East London -12 2 - - 5
South London -2 1 £438 -16.67% 1
Influencing Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 280 (59.45%) Social Skills
2 196 (41.61%) Finance
3 169 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 102 (21.66%) Project Management
6 98 (20.81%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (14.86%) Project Delivery
8 68 (14.44%) Azure
9 66 (14.01%) Decision-Making
10 64 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
11 61 (12.95%) Presentation Skills
12 59 (12.53%) Analytics
13 57 (12.10%) Scrum
13 57 (12.10%) AWS
14 54 (11.46%) Business Case
15 53 (11.25%) Change Management
16 52 (11.04%) Banking
17 47 (9.98%) Degree
18 46 (9.77%) PRINCE2
19 45 (9.55%) Microsoft
19 45 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
20 44 (9.34%) QA
21 42 (8.92%) Risk Management
22 36 (7.64%) JIRA
22 36 (7.64%) PMO
23 35 (7.43%) Security Cleared
24 34 (7.22%) Software Engineering
24 34 (7.22%) SDLC
25 33 (7.01%) Public Sector
25 33 (7.01%) Migration

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 22 (4.67%) Confluence
2 11 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.85%) Apache
3 4 (0.85%) SAS
4 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.64%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) IIS
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.21%) Documentum
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (5.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 18 (3.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.70%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.64%) Sketch
7 2 (0.42%) InVision
7 2 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.21%) Figma
8 1 (0.21%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Endur
1 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.64%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.42%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.21%) Aligne
4 1 (0.21%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.21%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.21%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.44%) Azure
2 57 (12.10%) AWS
3 28 (5.94%) GCP
4 21 (4.46%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.55%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (2.55%) PaaS
6 8 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.70%) IaaS
6 8 (1.70%) SaaS
7 7 (1.49%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.27%) Serverless
9 5 (1.06%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.06%) Azure Stack
9 5 (1.06%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.85%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 4 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.64%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.64%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) Firewall
2 9 (1.91%) DNS
2 9 (1.91%) HTTP
3 7 (1.49%) DKIM
3 7 (1.49%) DMARC
3 7 (1.49%) RTMP
3 7 (1.49%) SMTP
4 6 (1.27%) Network Security
5 4 (0.85%) Broadband
5 4 (0.85%) Intranet
5 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.64%) IGMP
6 3 (0.64%) LAN
6 3 (0.64%) SMS
6 3 (0.64%) WAN
7 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.42%) VoIP
7 2 (0.42%) VPN
7 2 (0.42%) Wireless
8 1 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.88%) Big Data
2 19 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.40%) Power BI
4 15 (3.18%) Data Lake
5 11 (2.34%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.12%) Data Mining
7 9 (1.91%) Metadata
7 9 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.70%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.49%) Redis
9 7 (1.49%) Tableau
10 6 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.06%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.42%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.42%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon Athena
13 1 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
13 1 (0.21%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 36 (7.64%) JIRA
2 13 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.34%) PowerDesigner
5 8 (1.70%) Artifactory
6 7 (1.49%) Mocha
6 7 (1.49%) Sinon.JS
7 5 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.06%) REST Assured
7 5 (1.06%) Selenium
8 4 (0.85%) GitLab
9 3 (0.64%) Postman
10 2 (0.42%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.21%) Balsamiq
11 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 280 (59.45%) Social Skills
2 196 (41.61%) Finance
3 64 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (12.95%) Presentation Skills
5 52 (11.04%) Banking
6 33 (7.01%) Public Sector
7 21 (4.46%) Marketing
8 19 (4.03%) Retail
9 16 (3.40%) Telecoms
10 14 (2.97%) Legal
11 13 (2.76%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (2.12%) Front Office
13 9 (1.91%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (1.70%) Billing
14 8 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
15 7 (1.49%) Law
16 6 (1.27%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
18 3 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (17.62%) Project Manager
2 67 (14.23%) Architect
3 55 (11.68%) Analyst
4 31 (6.58%) Business Analyst
5 30 (6.37%) Solutions Architect
6 27 (5.73%) Senior Manager
7 22 (4.67%) Developer
8 18 (3.82%) IT Manager
9 17 (3.61%) Designer
10 15 (3.18%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.97%) Consultant
11 14 (2.97%) Data Architect
11 14 (2.97%) Senior Project Manager
12 13 (2.76%) Change Manager
12 13 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
13 12 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
14 11 (2.34%) Java Engineer
14 11 (2.34%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.34%) REST
1 11 (2.34%) SOAP
2 9 (1.91%) Node.js
3 8 (1.70%) HTML
4 7 (1.49%) Chai
4 7 (1.49%) CSS
4 7 (1.49%) Express
4 7 (1.49%) JSON
4 7 (1.49%) Keycloak
4 7 (1.49%) Nunjucks
4 7 (1.49%) RESTful
4 7 (1.49%) Web Services
5 5 (1.06%) .NET
5 5 (1.06%) OAuth
5 5 (1.06%) OpenID
5 5 (1.06%) Spring Boot
5 5 (1.06%) WireMock
6 4 (0.85%) GraphQL
6 4 (0.85%) Kafka
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (5.10%) User Experience
3 23 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 21 (4.46%) Virtual Team
5 13 (2.76%) PMI
6 12 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 12 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 12 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.12%) FMCG
9 8 (1.70%) Analytical Mindset
10 7 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.49%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (1.27%) Derivative
12 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.85%) Social Media
13 3 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.82%) Windows
2 12 (2.55%) Linux
3 8 (1.70%) Windows 10
4 7 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.85%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.42%) Unix
7 2 (0.42%) VMS
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (24.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 102 (21.66%) Project Management
4 98 (20.81%) Problem-Solving
5 70 (14.86%) Project Delivery
6 66 (14.01%) Decision-Making
7 59 (12.53%) Analytics
8 57 (12.10%) Scrum
9 54 (11.46%) Business Case
10 53 (11.25%) Change Management
11 46 (9.77%) PRINCE2
12 45 (9.55%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (8.92%) Risk Management
14 34 (7.22%) SDLC
14 34 (7.22%) Software Engineering
15 33 (7.01%) Migration
16 32 (6.79%) Business Analysis
16 32 (6.79%) Data Analysis
17 31 (6.58%) Mentoring
18 30 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.16%) Java
2 24 (5.10%) SQL
3 18 (3.82%) Python
4 16 (3.40%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.55%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.34%) C#
7 7 (1.49%) C
8 5 (1.06%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.85%) C++
9 4 (0.85%) Java 8
9 4 (0.85%) R
10 3 (0.64%) Scala
11 2 (0.42%) Java 11
12 1 (0.21%) Go
12 1 (0.21%) Julia
12 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.21%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 1 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (9.98%) Degree
2 35 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 26 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.88%) PMP
5 18 (3.82%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.12%) CISA
7 9 (1.91%) CISSP
7 9 (1.91%) CRISC
8 8 (1.70%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.27%) CGEIT
10 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.06%) ACCA
11 5 (1.06%) CISM
12 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.85%) ISEB
12 4 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.42%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (9.34%) QA
2 36 (7.64%) PMO
3 21 (4.46%) GDPR
4 16 (3.40%) Data Quality
5 10 (2.12%) GRC
6 9 (1.91%) COBIT
7 7 (1.49%) PCI DSS
8 5 (1.06%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.64%) SLA
10 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.42%) MiFID
10 2 (0.42%) NCSC
11 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.21%) EMIR
11 1 (0.21%) FATCA
11 1 (0.21%) NIST
11 1 (0.21%) PSD2
11 1 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 21 (4.46%) Docker
2 12 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.85%) vSphere
6 3 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (6.37%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.91%) Ansible
2 9 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.70%) Kibana
4 7 (1.49%) Grafana
5 5 (1.06%) Terraform
6 3 (0.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.42%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.42%) Nessus
7 2 (0.42%) Nmap
7 2 (0.42%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.42%) QRadar
7 2 (0.42%) SCCM
8 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.21%) Packer
8 1 (0.21%) vRealize
8 1 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 45 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.76%) Google
2 13 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
3 12 (2.55%) SAP
4 8 (1.70%) Oracle
5 7 (1.49%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.27%) BiZZdesign
6 6 (1.27%) BT
6 6 (1.27%) Cisco
6 6 (1.27%) VMware
7 5 (1.06%) Databricks
8 4 (0.85%) Adobe
8 4 (0.85%) MuleSoft
8 4 (0.85%) Splunk
9 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.64%) Citrix
9 3 (0.64%) OpenLink
9 3 (0.64%) TSYS
10 2 (0.42%) Polycom
10 2 (0.42%) SonicWALL