Period
to 22 June 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 22 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 4,490 2,930 7,261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 17.08% 16.51% 18.09%
As % of the General category 29.71% 28.94% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,975 1,927 4,776
10th Percentile £325 £260 £258
25th Percentile £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £645 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £700 £688
England median daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 57 136
10th Percentile £14.85 £15.32 £10.63
25th Percentile £17.94 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +28.34% -1.58%
75th Percentile £42.88 £38.75 £29.63
90th Percentile £61.78 £47.17 £40.13
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.40 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% -5.88%

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 15,113 10,124 22,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.48% 57.03% 56.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,660 7,201 15,855
10th Percentile £350 £320 £320
25th Percentile £445 £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 £482 £475
% change year-on-year +3.73% +1.47% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 151 289
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.00 £11.65
25th Percentile £20.00 £18.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate £29.31 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.74% +23.81% -0.59%
75th Percentile £47.50 £42.98 £34.25
90th Percentile £64.70 £56.00 £51.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 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 -1 552 £525 +10.53% 489
West London 0 100 £498 +10.56% 205
South London +2 49 £530 +14.59% 36
East London +4 41 £393 -17.37% 133
North London 0 4 £155 -64.97% 18
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,661 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,387 (30.89%) Finance
3 819 (18.24%) SQL
4 805 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
5 795 (17.71%) Azure
6 749 (16.68%) Analytical Skills
7 673 (14.99%) Banking
8 663 (14.77%) Java
9 640 (14.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 634 (14.12%) Python
11 613 (13.65%) DevOps
12 552 (12.29%) AWS
13 543 (12.09%) Microsoft
14 531 (11.83%) Project Management
15 494 (11.00%) Analytics
16 493 (10.98%) Degree
17 449 (10.00%) Scrum
18 424 (9.44%) Presentation Skills
19 398 (8.86%) JavaScript
20 373 (8.31%) Migration
21 360 (8.02%) Oracle
22 347 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
23 338 (7.53%) JIRA
24 331 (7.37%) Test Automation
25 329 (7.33%) Windows
26 325 (7.24%) C#
27 300 (6.68%) Linux
28 297 (6.61%) TDD
29 292 (6.50%) Computer Science
30 291 (6.48%) Microservices

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
1 151 (3.36%) SharePoint
2 119 (2.65%) Apache Spark
3 98 (2.18%) Confluence
4 80 (1.78%) Apache
5 55 (1.22%) CMS
6 42 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
7 39 (0.87%) Mule
8 30 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 29 (0.65%) SAS
10 25 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 22 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 18 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.38%) ArcGIS
13 17 (0.38%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.36%) MS Exchange
14 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.33%) Jupyter
16 14 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 245 (5.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 178 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 132 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 79 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
5 74 (1.65%) MS Visio
6 28 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.51%) Sketch
9 20 (0.45%) InVision
10 17 (0.38%) Figma
11 12 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 12 (0.27%) Chatbot
12 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
13 7 (0.16%) AutoCAD
14 6 (0.13%) Revit
15 4 (0.089%) SPSS
15 4 (0.089%) Zeplin
16 3 (0.067%) InDesign
17 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 27 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 24 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 16 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 16 (0.36%) SunGard Martini
6 13 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.24%) Magento
8 11 (0.24%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.22%) OneSumX
10 8 (0.18%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 7 (0.16%) Summit
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 6 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 6 (0.13%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 795 (17.71%) Azure
2 552 (12.29%) AWS
3 252 (5.61%) GCP
4 235 (5.23%) Power Platform
5 190 (4.23%) Microsoft 365
6 150 (3.34%) Serverless
7 112 (2.49%) PaaS
7 112 (2.49%) SaaS
8 104 (2.32%) GitHub
9 103 (2.29%) IaaS
10 95 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 70 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
12 54 (1.20%) Azure Functions
12 54 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
13 53 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
14 46 (1.02%) Azure Synapse Analytics
15 45 (1.00%) OpenShift
16 33 (0.73%) PowerApps
17 32 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
18 31 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 73 (1.63%) Firewall
2 67 (1.49%) DNS
3 46 (1.02%) Internet
4 45 (1.00%) HTTP
5 44 (0.98%) Network Security
5 44 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 37 (0.82%) WAN
7 35 (0.78%) DHCP
7 35 (0.78%) VPN
8 34 (0.76%) SAN
9 26 (0.58%) LAN
10 25 (0.56%) NAS
11 24 (0.53%) FTP
11 24 (0.53%) Wireless
12 23 (0.51%) SSL
13 14 (0.31%) RTMP
14 13 (0.29%) Kerberos
14 13 (0.29%) MPLS
14 13 (0.29%) Skype
14 13 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 209 (4.65%) Power BI
3 182 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 179 (3.99%) Relational Database
5 163 (3.63%) Big Data
6 119 (2.65%) NoSQL
7 108 (2.41%) Tableau
8 74 (1.65%) Hadoop
9 67 (1.49%) MySQL
10 64 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 63 (1.40%) Data Lake
12 62 (1.38%) BigQuery
13 61 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
14 55 (1.22%) MongoDB
15 41 (0.91%) RDBMS
16 39 (0.87%) DB2
17 33 (0.73%) Looker
17 33 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
18 32 (0.71%) Apache Hive
19 31 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 338 (7.53%) JIRA
2 255 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 248 (5.52%) Git (software)
4 83 (1.85%) Maven
5 68 (1.51%) Cucumber
6 59 (1.31%) JUnit
7 57 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 52 (1.16%) Bitbucket
9 51 (1.14%) webpack
10 50 (1.11%) Selenium
11 48 (1.07%) TeamCity
12 47 (1.05%) Artifactory
13 41 (0.91%) Postman
13 41 (0.91%) Subversion
14 35 (0.78%) GitLab
14 35 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
15 34 (0.76%) Gradle
16 30 (0.67%) Eclipse
17 29 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
18 25 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1,387 (30.89%) Finance
2 749 (16.68%) Analytical Skills
3 673 (14.99%) Banking
4 424 (9.44%) Presentation Skills
5 276 (6.15%) Front Office
6 242 (5.39%) Public Sector
7 224 (4.99%) Investment Banking
8 214 (4.77%) Marketing
9 197 (4.39%) Influencing Skills
10 161 (3.59%) Retail
11 142 (3.16%) Organisational Skills
12 126 (2.81%) Telecoms
13 115 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
14 87 (1.94%) Manufacturing
15 82 (1.83%) Legal
16 52 (1.16%) Back Office
17 48 (1.07%) Electronics
18 45 (1.00%) Law
19 43 (0.96%) Financial Institution
20 42 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 946 (21.07%) Developer
2 705 (15.70%) Analyst
3 452 (10.07%) Architect
4 390 (8.69%) Business Analyst
5 314 (6.99%) Project Manager
6 249 (5.55%) Consultant
7 233 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 164 (3.65%) Senior Developer
9 124 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
10 109 (2.43%) Data Engineer
11 106 (2.36%) Data Architect
12 101 (2.25%) Designer
13 97 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 90 (2.00%) React Developer
15 89 (1.98%) Data Analyst
16 86 (1.92%) C# Developer
16 86 (1.92%) Python Developer
17 81 (1.80%) Technical Leader
18 73 (1.63%) Azure Architect
18 73 (1.63%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (6.10%) .NET
2 214 (4.77%) HTML
3 211 (4.70%) React
4 196 (4.37%) Spring
5 191 (4.25%) CSS
6 183 (4.08%) REST
7 177 (3.94%) Node.js
8 167 (3.72%) Web Services
9 166 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 122 (2.72%) Kafka
11 109 (2.43%) RESTful
12 101 (2.25%) XML
13 95 (2.12%) JSON
14 91 (2.03%) GraphQL
15 86 (1.92%) Spring Boot
16 82 (1.83%) Middleware
17 81 (1.80%) HTML5
18 79 (1.76%) Redux
19 58 (1.29%) SOAP
20 55 (1.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 283 (6.30%) User Experience
2 165 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 158 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
4 108 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
5 106 (2.36%) Virtual Team
6 104 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 103 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 102 (2.27%) Data Structures
9 93 (2.07%) Data Centre
10 91 (2.03%) Algorithms
11 88 (1.96%) Derivative
12 87 (1.94%) Fixed Income
13 67 (1.49%) Cloud Native
14 62 (1.38%) Public Cloud
15 54 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
16 52 (1.16%) Equities
17 40 (0.89%) Social Media
18 39 (0.87%) Credit Risk
19 37 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
20 36 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 329 (7.33%) Windows
2 300 (6.68%) Linux
3 154 (3.43%) Unix
4 84 (1.87%) Windows 10
5 80 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 75 (1.67%) Android
6 75 (1.67%) Windows Server
7 33 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 25 (0.56%) Windows Server 2019
11 22 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.20%) Solaris
16 6 (0.13%) VMS
17 5 (0.11%) AIX
18 4 (0.089%) Windows Server 2003
19 3 (0.067%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,661 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 805 (17.93%) Problem-Solving
3 640 (14.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 613 (13.65%) DevOps
5 531 (11.83%) Project Management
6 494 (11.00%) Analytics
7 449 (10.00%) Scrum
8 373 (8.31%) Migration
9 347 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
10 331 (7.37%) Test Automation
11 297 (6.61%) TDD
12 292 (6.50%) Computer Science
13 291 (6.48%) Microservices
14 281 (6.26%) Project Delivery
15 280 (6.24%) Software Engineering
16 259 (5.77%) Data Modelling
17 254 (5.66%) SDLC
18 246 (5.48%) Business Analysis
19 243 (5.41%) Change Management
20 227 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 819 (18.24%) SQL
2 663 (14.77%) Java
3 634 (14.12%) Python
4 398 (8.86%) JavaScript
5 325 (7.24%) C#
6 153 (3.41%) PowerShell
7 146 (3.25%) C++
8 145 (3.23%) TypeScript
9 113 (2.52%) Scala
10 83 (1.85%) Java 8
11 66 (1.47%) Kotlin
12 65 (1.45%) C
13 58 (1.29%) Ruby
14 55 (1.22%) Go
15 54 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 48 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 44 (0.98%) R
18 43 (0.96%) PHP
19 42 (0.94%) Perl
19 42 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 493 (10.98%) Degree
2 282 (6.28%) Security Cleared
3 233 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 51 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 48 (1.07%) CISSP
7 44 (0.98%) PMP
8 41 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 37 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 32 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (0.65%) CISM
12 28 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (0.56%) AWS Certification
14 25 (0.56%) ISEB
15 23 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
16 21 (0.47%) ISTQB
17 19 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 18 (0.40%) CISA
19 17 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 276 (6.15%) QA
2 123 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 109 (2.43%) PMO
4 73 (1.63%) Accessibility
5 61 (1.36%) GDPR
6 34 (0.76%) SLA
7 33 (0.73%) GRC
8 31 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 29 (0.65%) MiFID
10 27 (0.60%) NIST
10 27 (0.60%) PCI DSS
11 22 (0.49%) IFRS
12 19 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (0.27%) COBIT
14 10 (0.22%) GxP
14 10 (0.22%) ISO 20022
14 10 (0.22%) WCAG
15 8 (0.18%) Basel III
15 8 (0.18%) EMIR
16 7 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 271 (6.04%) Docker
2 194 (4.32%) Active Directory
3 55 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 11 (0.24%) PowerHA
7 11 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.24%) XenApp
8 9 (0.20%) VMware NSX
8 9 (0.20%) vSphere
9 8 (0.18%) HDFS
10 7 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.16%) NFS
10 7 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.089%) Firmware
12 4 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.067%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 269 (5.99%) Kubernetes
2 153 (3.41%) Terraform
3 151 (3.36%) Ansible
4 39 (0.87%) SCCM
5 36 (0.80%) Puppet
6 31 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 18 (0.40%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.36%) Grafana
12 13 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.20%) SCOM
15 8 (0.18%) Istio
15 8 (0.18%) RSA Archer
16 7 (0.16%) Control-M
16 7 (0.16%) HP ALM
16 7 (0.16%) Kibana
16 7 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 543 (12.09%) Microsoft
2 360 (8.02%) Oracle
3 209 (4.65%) SAP
4 177 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
5 164 (3.65%) Google
6 121 (2.69%) Databricks
7 99 (2.20%) Adobe
8 84 (1.87%) VMware
9 83 (1.85%) IBM
10 79 (1.76%) Splunk
11 65 (1.45%) Cisco
12 52 (1.16%) ServiceNow
13 50 (1.11%) MuleSoft
14 45 (1.00%) Citrix
15 34 (0.76%) HP
16 29 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 28 (0.62%) BiZZdesign
18 25 (0.56%) Remedy
19 24 (0.53%) Informatica
20 23 (0.51%) Apple