Period
to

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 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 7,826 4,094 3,308
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 20.26% 16.86% 16.64%
As % of the General category 33.55% 29.37% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,267 2,679 2,162
10th Percentile £338 £313 £226
25th Percentile £463 £413 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £485
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +8.25% -3.00%
75th Percentile £700 £638 £600
90th Percentile £800 £725 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 52 72
10th Percentile £17.59 £14.85 £15.00
25th Percentile £21.65 £17.63 £17.69
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +25.00% +12.42%
75th Percentile £49.68 £45.19 £36.84
90th Percentile £65.30 £59.65 £42.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.45
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +15.38%

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 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%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 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 +1 822 £550 +4.76% 255
West London 0 115 £475 -5.00% 99
South London +3 93 £525 +10.53% 38
East London +3 73 £600 +76.47% 79
North London +1 12 £200 -15.79% 6
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 2,893 (36.97%) Finance
2 2,801 (35.79%) Agile
3 1,574 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1,509 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1,280 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 1,202 (15.36%) Banking
7 1,194 (15.26%) Azure
8 1,088 (13.90%) Microsoft
9 1,063 (13.58%) DevOps
10 1,044 (13.34%) SQL
11 996 (12.73%) Project Management
12 870 (11.12%) Python
13 856 (10.94%) Presentation Skills
14 850 (10.86%) AWS
15 817 (10.44%) Java
16 790 (10.09%) Scrum
17 731 (9.34%) CI/CD
18 711 (9.09%) JIRA
19 699 (8.93%) Analytics
20 683 (8.73%) Degree
21 646 (8.25%) Migration
22 579 (7.40%) C#
23 564 (7.21%) Windows
24 540 (6.90%) Front Office
25 521 (6.66%) Project Delivery
26 496 (6.34%) Decision-Making
27 495 (6.33%) Oracle
28 487 (6.22%) JavaScript
29 484 (6.18%) Business Analysis
30 450 (5.75%) Linux

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
1 308 (3.94%) Confluence
2 191 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 88 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 68 (0.87%) CMS
5 63 (0.81%) Apache
6 54 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 39 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
8 39 (0.50%) SAS
9 34 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
10 32 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
11 31 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 30 (0.38%) Mule
13 29 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 27 (0.35%) IIS
15 24 (0.31%) MS Exchange
16 23 (0.29%) nginx
17 22 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 21 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
19 20 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 429 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 336 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
3 239 (3.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 128 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
5 110 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 35 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.37%) Sketch
8 24 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 24 (0.31%) Chatbot
9 22 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 17 (0.22%) InVision
11 14 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
11 14 (0.18%) InDesign
12 12 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.15%) Adobe XD
13 10 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
13 10 (0.13%) Snagit
14 9 (0.12%) Camtasia
14 9 (0.12%) SPSS
14 9 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 56 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 32 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 28 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 27 (0.35%) Shopify
6 20 (0.26%) Endur
7 17 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.19%) BondVision
8 15 (0.19%) Magento
8 15 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 15 (0.19%) RMDS
9 13 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
9 13 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 13 (0.17%) SAP FI
10 12 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 12 (0.15%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 11 (0.14%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1,194 (15.26%) Azure
2 850 (10.86%) AWS
3 355 (4.54%) Microsoft 365
4 340 (4.34%) Power Platform
5 265 (3.39%) GCP
6 200 (2.56%) GitHub
7 180 (2.30%) SaaS
8 172 (2.20%) Serverless
9 131 (1.67%) PaaS
10 105 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
11 99 (1.27%) IaaS
12 98 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
13 96 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
14 75 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
15 67 (0.86%) OpenShift
16 64 (0.82%) Amazon EKS
17 63 (0.81%) PowerApps
18 62 (0.79%) npm
18 62 (0.79%) Snowflake
19 58 (0.74%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 125 (1.60%) Firewall
2 100 (1.28%) DNS
3 90 (1.15%) Network Security
4 75 (0.96%) WAN
5 74 (0.95%) Internet
6 66 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 59 (0.75%) LAN
8 48 (0.61%) DHCP
8 48 (0.61%) Wireless
9 41 (0.52%) VPN
10 35 (0.45%) MPLS
11 33 (0.42%) SAN
12 30 (0.38%) SD-WAN
13 29 (0.37%) BGP
13 29 (0.37%) FIX Connectivity
13 29 (0.37%) VoIP
14 28 (0.36%) HTTP
15 27 (0.35%) Multicast
16 24 (0.31%) SSL
17 21 (0.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 398 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 288 (3.68%) Power BI
3 263 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 213 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 206 (2.63%) Big Data
6 161 (2.06%) Metadata
7 141 (1.80%) NoSQL
8 118 (1.51%) Data Lake
9 112 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 112 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
10 102 (1.30%) Tableau
11 101 (1.29%) Oracle Database
12 87 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 70 (0.89%) MySQL
14 63 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
15 61 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 46 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 45 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
18 38 (0.49%) BigQuery
18 38 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 711 (9.09%) JIRA
2 430 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 402 (5.14%) Jenkins
4 137 (1.75%) Maven
5 131 (1.67%) GitLab
6 108 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 88 (1.12%) Bitbucket
8 83 (1.06%) Gradle
9 75 (0.96%) Cucumber
10 64 (0.82%) Artifactory
11 60 (0.77%) Visual Studio
12 58 (0.74%) webpack
13 54 (0.69%) Selenium
14 53 (0.68%) JUnit
15 52 (0.66%) SonarQube
15 52 (0.66%) Subversion
16 46 (0.59%) ERwin
16 46 (0.59%) Grunt
17 38 (0.49%) Eclipse
17 38 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,893 (36.97%) Finance
2 1,509 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1,202 (15.36%) Banking
4 856 (10.94%) Presentation Skills
5 540 (6.90%) Front Office
6 442 (5.65%) Investment Banking
7 403 (5.15%) Influencing Skills
8 369 (4.72%) Public Sector
9 317 (4.05%) Retail
10 292 (3.73%) Legal
11 259 (3.31%) Marketing
12 251 (3.21%) Organisational Skills
13 184 (2.35%) Telecoms
14 143 (1.83%) Financial Institution
15 138 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
16 110 (1.41%) Law
17 101 (1.29%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 87 (1.11%) Back Office
19 75 (0.96%) Manufacturing
20 70 (0.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,490 (19.04%) Analyst
2 1,354 (17.30%) Developer
3 891 (11.39%) Business Analyst
4 841 (10.75%) Architect
5 656 (8.38%) Project Manager
6 309 (3.95%) Consultant
7 303 (3.87%) Java Developer
8 290 (3.71%) Solutions Architect
9 209 (2.67%) C# Developer
10 187 (2.39%) Designer
11 175 (2.24%) Senior Developer
12 167 (2.13%) Python Developer
13 161 (2.06%) Data Architect
14 158 (2.02%) Data Engineer
15 146 (1.87%) Financial Analyst
16 138 (1.76%) Senior Manager
17 136 (1.74%) Cloud Architect
18 134 (1.71%) Data Analyst
19 131 (1.67%) React Developer
20 130 (1.66%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (5.41%) .NET
2 376 (4.80%) React
3 295 (3.77%) HTML
4 241 (3.08%) REST
5 231 (2.95%) AngularJS
6 226 (2.89%) Node.js
7 217 (2.77%) CSS
8 207 (2.65%) Spring
9 187 (2.39%) Kafka
10 157 (2.01%) HTML5
11 146 (1.87%) Web Services
12 143 (1.83%) XML
13 135 (1.73%) RESTful
14 127 (1.62%) JSON
15 117 (1.50%) .NET Framework
16 111 (1.42%) Middleware
16 111 (1.42%) Spring Boot
17 93 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
18 90 (1.15%) WPF
19 87 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 438 (5.60%) User Experience
2 279 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 247 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 228 (2.91%) Renewable Energy
5 194 (2.48%) Virtual Team
6 187 (2.39%) Fixed Income
7 186 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 179 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 177 (2.26%) Data Centre
10 153 (1.96%) Derivative
11 150 (1.92%) Algorithms
12 143 (1.83%) Data Structures
13 124 (1.58%) Cloud Native
14 117 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 100 (1.28%) Hedge funds
16 82 (1.05%) Equities
17 80 (1.02%) Mobile App
18 74 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
18 74 (0.95%) NHS
19 65 (0.83%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 564 (7.21%) Windows
2 450 (5.75%) Linux
3 238 (3.04%) Unix
4 164 (2.10%) Windows 10
5 100 (1.28%) Android
6 83 (1.06%) Windows Server
7 80 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 77 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 42 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 29 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 26 (0.33%) CentOS
12 21 (0.27%) VMS
13 20 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
14 18 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.18%) Solaris
15 14 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.17%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.15%) zOS
18 7 (0.089%) AIX
18 7 (0.089%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,801 (35.79%) Agile
2 1,574 (20.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1,280 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 1,063 (13.58%) DevOps
5 996 (12.73%) Project Management
6 790 (10.09%) Scrum
7 731 (9.34%) CI/CD
8 699 (8.93%) Analytics
9 646 (8.25%) Migration
10 521 (6.66%) Project Delivery
11 496 (6.34%) Decision-Making
12 484 (6.18%) Business Analysis
13 441 (5.64%) Data Modelling
14 430 (5.49%) Microservices
15 426 (5.44%) SDLC
16 424 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
17 419 (5.35%) ITIL
18 417 (5.33%) Risk Management
18 417 (5.33%) Software Engineering
19 407 (5.20%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,044 (13.34%) SQL
2 870 (11.12%) Python
3 817 (10.44%) Java
4 579 (7.40%) C#
5 487 (6.22%) JavaScript
6 247 (3.16%) C++
7 242 (3.09%) PowerShell
8 175 (2.24%) TypeScript
9 130 (1.66%) Bash
10 121 (1.55%) C
11 80 (1.02%) Scala
12 77 (0.98%) Go
13 76 (0.97%) R
13 76 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 73 (0.93%) VBA
15 70 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 63 (0.81%) Ruby
17 60 (0.77%) Perl
18 53 (0.68%) T-SQL
19 45 (0.58%) ES6
Qualifications
1 683 (8.73%) Degree
2 366 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 303 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 159 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 106 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 86 (1.10%) PMP
7 85 (1.09%) AWS Certification
8 64 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 60 (0.77%) Master's Degree
10 53 (0.68%) CISSP
11 41 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
12 39 (0.50%) CCNA
12 39 (0.50%) CISM
12 39 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 36 (0.46%) CCNP
13 36 (0.46%) ISEB
14 35 (0.45%) DV Cleared
15 34 (0.43%) ISTQB
16 33 (0.42%) CBAP
17 30 (0.38%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (4.38%) QA
2 235 (3.00%) PMO
3 184 (2.35%) Data Quality
4 149 (1.90%) GDPR
5 136 (1.74%) SLA
6 112 (1.43%) Accessibility
7 60 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 49 (0.63%) NIST
9 41 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 33 (0.42%) COBIT
11 29 (0.37%) MiFID
12 24 (0.31%) GRC
13 21 (0.27%) IFRS
13 21 (0.27%) ISO 20022
13 21 (0.27%) WCAG
14 19 (0.24%) SEPA
15 15 (0.19%) PCI DSS
16 12 (0.15%) GMP
16 12 (0.15%) SOC 1
16 12 (0.15%) SOC 2
System Software
1 336 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 334 (4.27%) Docker
3 119 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (0.40%) XenApp
6 27 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 22 (0.28%) vSphere
10 18 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.15%) Firmware
13 11 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.13%) HDFS
15 9 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.10%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
18 5 (0.064%) NFS
18 5 (0.064%) vCloud
19 4 (0.051%) Samba
Systems Management
1 396 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 298 (3.81%) Terraform
3 214 (2.73%) Ansible
4 69 (0.88%) SCCM
5 68 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 64 (0.82%) Puppet
7 53 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
8 34 (0.43%) Grafana
9 31 (0.40%) Kibana
10 30 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (0.37%) Prometheus
12 27 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (0.31%) Istio
14 18 (0.23%) Consul
15 17 (0.22%) Packer
15 17 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 16 (0.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
17 15 (0.19%) logstash
17 15 (0.19%) Tivoli
18 14 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1,088 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 495 (6.33%) Oracle
3 271 (3.46%) SAP
4 244 (3.12%) Google
5 221 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 177 (2.26%) ServiceNow
6 177 (2.26%) VMware
7 135 (1.73%) IBM
8 131 (1.67%) Adobe
9 128 (1.64%) Databricks
10 117 (1.50%) Cisco
11 99 (1.27%) Red Hat
12 95 (1.21%) Citrix
12 95 (1.21%) Splunk
13 66 (0.84%) ION Trading
13 66 (0.84%) TIBCO
14 59 (0.75%) Bloomberg
15 58 (0.74%) MuleSoft
16 47 (0.60%) Atlassian
17 43 (0.55%) Remedy