Period
to 2 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 7,240 2,490 6,554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 19.05% 15.40% 18.91%
As % of the General category 33.25% 26.17% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,054 1,649 4,627
10th Percentile £350 £285 £218
25th Percentile £456 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50% +1.27%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £775 £700 £688
England median daily rate £515 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +14.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 41 111
10th Percentile £14.20 £17.96 £13.25
25th Percentile £20.06 £21.25 £16.43
Median hourly rate £35.08 £28.02 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.18% +47.47% +1.60%
75th Percentile £48.58 £39.39 £22.78
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.75 £38.85
England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.96 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.35% +2.63% +2.94%

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 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%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in London

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in London

Social 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 Social 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 +3 756 £550 +4.76% 651
West London 0 143 £450 -10.00% 295
East London +8 74 £608 +34.25% 191
South London +12 72 £575 +37.72% 58
North London -5 7 £160 -63.84% 24
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 2,623 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 2,564 (35.41%) Finance
3 1,292 (17.85%) Problem-Solving
4 1,279 (17.67%) Azure
5 1,253 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
6 1,147 (15.84%) SQL
7 1,121 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 996 (13.76%) Microsoft
9 968 (13.37%) Java
10 931 (12.86%) Banking
10 931 (12.86%) DevOps
11 912 (12.60%) AWS
12 904 (12.49%) Project Management
13 854 (11.80%) Presentation Skills
14 845 (11.67%) Python
15 782 (10.80%) Scrum
16 779 (10.76%) Analytics
17 755 (10.43%) Degree
18 672 (9.28%) JavaScript
19 612 (8.45%) JIRA
20 590 (8.15%) C#
21 575 (7.94%) Migration
22 540 (7.46%) Windows
23 536 (7.40%) Oracle
24 509 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
25 496 (6.85%) Microservices
26 484 (6.69%) .NET
27 464 (6.41%) SQL Server
28 463 (6.40%) User Experience
29 457 (6.31%) Kubernetes

Social 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
1 241 (3.33%) Confluence
2 208 (2.87%) SharePoint
3 143 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 91 (1.26%) CMS
5 61 (0.84%) Apache
6 53 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
7 52 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 51 (0.70%) Mule
9 44 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 34 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 28 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
11 28 (0.39%) IIS
11 28 (0.39%) WebLogic
12 27 (0.37%) SAS
13 19 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
14 17 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 16 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
15 16 (0.22%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.21%) nginx
16 15 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 375 (5.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 309 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
3 213 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 129 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 116 (1.60%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.72%) Sketch
7 48 (0.66%) Figma
8 41 (0.57%) InVision
9 39 (0.54%) Photoshop
10 30 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
11 28 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 24 (0.33%) Chatbot
13 17 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
14 11 (0.15%) Adobe XD
15 9 (0.12%) Zeplin
16 8 (0.11%) Camtasia
17 6 (0.083%) PTC Creo
18 5 (0.069%) Mingle
18 5 (0.069%) UserZoom
18 5 (0.069%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 76 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
2 39 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 24 (0.33%) Endur
5 20 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 17 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 16 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 14 (0.19%) Magento
8 14 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
9 13 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.18%) SAP Retail
10 12 (0.17%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
11 11 (0.15%) SAP AFS
12 10 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
13 9 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
14 8 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
14 8 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1,279 (17.67%) Azure
2 912 (12.60%) AWS
3 376 (5.19%) Microsoft 365
4 370 (5.11%) Power Platform
5 316 (4.36%) GCP
6 229 (3.16%) GitHub
7 199 (2.75%) Serverless
8 182 (2.51%) PaaS
8 182 (2.51%) SaaS
9 139 (1.92%) IaaS
10 105 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 103 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
12 98 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
13 84 (1.16%) Amazon S3
14 78 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
15 66 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
15 66 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
16 65 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
16 65 (0.90%) OpenShift
17 64 (0.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 166 (2.29%) Firewall
2 123 (1.70%) DNS
3 79 (1.09%) Internet
4 77 (1.06%) Network Security
5 76 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 76 (1.05%) WAN
6 65 (0.90%) LAN
7 62 (0.86%) VPN
8 59 (0.81%) DHCP
9 47 (0.65%) HTTP
10 42 (0.58%) Wireless
11 41 (0.57%) SAN
11 41 (0.57%) SSL
12 36 (0.50%) VoIP
13 35 (0.48%) BGP
14 33 (0.46%) MPLS
15 32 (0.44%) RTMP
16 31 (0.43%) Skype
16 31 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
17 29 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 331 (4.57%) Power BI
3 317 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 289 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
5 286 (3.95%) Big Data
6 209 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 193 (2.67%) Tableau
8 148 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
9 138 (1.91%) Data Lake
10 127 (1.75%) Metadata
11 116 (1.60%) MongoDB
12 109 (1.51%) Hadoop
13 98 (1.35%) Oracle Database
14 89 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.06%) MySQL
16 65 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 60 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
18 59 (0.81%) Redis
19 58 (0.80%) Apache Hive
19 58 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 612 (8.45%) JIRA
2 435 (6.01%) Git (software)
3 362 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 145 (2.00%) Maven
5 106 (1.46%) TeamCity
6 89 (1.23%) GitLab
7 82 (1.13%) Selenium
8 80 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 71 (0.98%) Subversion
10 68 (0.94%) Bitbucket
11 65 (0.90%) Mocha
12 59 (0.81%) webpack
13 55 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
14 52 (0.72%) Gradle
14 52 (0.72%) JUnit
15 50 (0.69%) PowerDesigner
16 48 (0.66%) Visual Studio
17 46 (0.64%) Postman
18 45 (0.62%) Jasmine
19 44 (0.61%) Grunt
General
1 2,564 (35.41%) Finance
2 1,253 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
3 931 (12.86%) Banking
4 854 (11.80%) Presentation Skills
5 425 (5.87%) Front Office
6 404 (5.58%) Marketing
7 349 (4.82%) Investment Banking
8 342 (4.72%) Influencing Skills
9 287 (3.96%) Organisational Skills
10 280 (3.87%) Retail
11 279 (3.85%) Public Sector
12 243 (3.36%) Legal
13 178 (2.46%) Documentation Skills
14 169 (2.33%) Telecoms
15 139 (1.92%) Manufacturing
16 135 (1.86%) Financial Institution
17 74 (1.02%) Back Office
18 72 (0.99%) Law
19 51 (0.70%) Advertising
20 49 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,425 (19.68%) Developer
2 1,165 (16.09%) Analyst
3 812 (11.22%) Architect
4 642 (8.87%) Business Analyst
5 527 (7.28%) Project Manager
6 330 (4.56%) Consultant
7 306 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 292 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
9 214 (2.96%) C# Developer
10 193 (2.67%) Data Engineer
11 188 (2.60%) Senior Developer
12 178 (2.46%) Designer
13 154 (2.13%) Data Architect
14 149 (2.06%) Full Stack Developer
15 146 (2.02%) Python Developer
16 136 (1.88%) Data Analyst
16 136 (1.88%) React Developer
17 133 (1.84%) IT Manager
18 129 (1.78%) DevOps Engineer
19 121 (1.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (6.69%) .NET
2 408 (5.64%) HTML
3 395 (5.46%) React
4 344 (4.75%) CSS
5 298 (4.12%) AngularJS
6 240 (3.31%) RESTful
7 235 (3.25%) Node.js
8 228 (3.15%) REST
9 221 (3.05%) Kafka
10 212 (2.93%) Spring
11 206 (2.85%) Web Services
12 178 (2.46%) HTML5
13 156 (2.15%) JSON
14 133 (1.84%) XML
15 124 (1.71%) .NET Framework
16 121 (1.67%) Middleware
17 98 (1.35%) Spring Boot
18 93 (1.28%) SOAP
19 89 (1.23%) GraphQL
20 84 (1.16%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 463 (6.40%) User Experience
2 276 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 228 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 203 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 164 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 157 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 143 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 138 (1.91%) Algorithms
9 135 (1.86%) Derivative
9 135 (1.86%) Fixed Income
10 124 (1.71%) Mobile App
11 118 (1.63%) Hedge funds
12 116 (1.60%) Cloud Native
13 108 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 108 (1.49%) Equities
14 100 (1.38%) Public Cloud
15 94 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
15 94 (1.30%) Renewable Energy
16 89 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
17 78 (1.08%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 540 (7.46%) Windows
2 437 (6.04%) Linux
3 212 (2.93%) Unix
4 168 (2.32%) Windows 10
5 137 (1.89%) Windows Server
6 122 (1.69%) Android
7 96 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 63 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 61 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 37 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 31 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 31 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 22 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.22%) Solaris
17 13 (0.18%) Windows Phone
18 12 (0.17%) VMS
19 10 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,623 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
2 1,292 (17.85%) Problem-Solving
3 1,121 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 931 (12.86%) DevOps
5 904 (12.49%) Project Management
6 782 (10.80%) Scrum
7 779 (10.76%) Analytics
8 575 (7.94%) Migration
9 509 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
10 496 (6.85%) Microservices
11 452 (6.24%) Test Automation
12 400 (5.52%) Project Delivery
12 400 (5.52%) Software Engineering
13 396 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 396 (5.47%) SDLC
14 391 (5.40%) Data Modelling
15 373 (5.15%) Change Management
16 367 (5.07%) Decision-Making
17 349 (4.82%) Business Analysis
18 339 (4.68%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,147 (15.84%) SQL
2 968 (13.37%) Java
3 845 (11.67%) Python
4 672 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 590 (8.15%) C#
6 270 (3.73%) TypeScript
7 218 (3.01%) C++
8 201 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 145 (2.00%) Scala
10 138 (1.91%) C
11 103 (1.42%) Bash Shell
12 91 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 90 (1.24%) Java 8
14 86 (1.19%) Kotlin
15 83 (1.15%) Go
16 81 (1.12%) R
17 67 (0.93%) VBA
18 66 (0.91%) T-SQL
19 62 (0.86%) Perl
19 62 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 755 (10.43%) Degree
2 295 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 223 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 146 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 110 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 93 (1.28%) PMP
8 77 (1.06%) CISSP
9 57 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (0.70%) AWS Certification
11 50 (0.69%) Master's Degree
12 45 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (0.61%) CCNA
14 42 (0.58%) CCNP
15 39 (0.54%) DV Cleared
16 31 (0.43%) CISA
17 30 (0.41%) CISM
18 28 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
19 27 (0.37%) MBA
19 27 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (5.04%) QA
2 219 (3.02%) Data Quality
3 207 (2.86%) GDPR
4 187 (2.58%) PMO
5 124 (1.71%) Accessibility
6 91 (1.26%) SLA
7 62 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 38 (0.52%) GRC
9 36 (0.50%) MiFID
10 31 (0.43%) IFRS
10 31 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 28 (0.39%) NIST
12 27 (0.37%) PCI DSS
13 23 (0.32%) EMIR
14 18 (0.25%) WCAG
15 17 (0.23%) NCSC
16 16 (0.22%) ISO 20022
17 14 (0.19%) COBIT
18 12 (0.17%) FATCA
19 9 (0.12%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 415 (5.73%) Docker
2 372 (5.14%) Active Directory
3 131 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 25 (0.35%) vSphere
7 24 (0.33%) HDFS
8 23 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.21%) VMware NSX
11 12 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (0.17%) NFS
12 10 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.11%) XenApp
14 7 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 6 (0.083%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.069%) OpenAM
17 4 (0.055%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 457 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 279 (3.85%) Terraform
3 200 (2.76%) Ansible
4 85 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 78 (1.08%) SCCM
6 54 (0.75%) Puppet
7 48 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 47 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
9 45 (0.62%) Grafana
10 37 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 35 (0.48%) Prometheus
12 26 (0.36%) Kibana
13 23 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
14 20 (0.28%) Oozie
15 18 (0.25%) Istio
16 17 (0.23%) Consul
17 16 (0.22%) Control-M
17 16 (0.22%) Data Guard
17 16 (0.22%) FortiGate
17 16 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 996 (13.76%) Microsoft
2 536 (7.40%) Oracle
3 317 (4.38%) SAP
4 235 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
5 219 (3.02%) Google
6 176 (2.43%) VMware
7 142 (1.96%) Databricks
8 135 (1.86%) Adobe
9 126 (1.74%) Cisco
10 105 (1.45%) ServiceNow
11 102 (1.41%) Citrix
12 100 (1.38%) IBM
13 94 (1.30%) Splunk
14 79 (1.09%) MuleSoft
15 73 (1.01%) Red Hat
16 51 (0.70%) BiZZdesign
17 49 (0.68%) Informatica
18 48 (0.66%) HP
19 47 (0.65%) Apple
20 41 (0.57%) F5