Period
to 17 September 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 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > London
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 6,232 2,081 7,119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 18.63% 15.41% 18.18%
As % of the General category 32.24% 25.94% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,264 1,329 4,882
10th Percentile £330 £285 £230
25th Percentile £438 £398 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £592
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 111
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.48 £11.25
25th Percentile £17.72 £19.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate £30.10 £27.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +11.48% +44.39% -
75th Percentile £46.75 £39.39 £21.00
90th Percentile £61.70 £51.95 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.56% -1.56%

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 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%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 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 +3 663 £538 +7.50% 571
West London 0 119 £466 -6.80% 285
South London +10 70 £550 +11.68% 49
East London +6 67 £468 -6.50% 178
North London +1 4 £155 -68.21% 21
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2,305 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,092 (33.57%) Finance
3 1,102 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
4 1,092 (17.52%) Azure
5 1,057 (16.96%) SQL
6 1,047 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
7 929 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 901 (14.46%) Java
9 841 (13.49%) Microsoft
10 833 (13.37%) Banking
11 827 (13.27%) Project Management
12 777 (12.47%) Python
13 774 (12.42%) AWS
14 767 (12.31%) DevOps
15 711 (11.41%) Presentation Skills
16 704 (11.30%) Degree
17 682 (10.94%) Scrum
18 675 (10.83%) Analytics
19 599 (9.61%) JavaScript
20 522 (8.38%) Migration
21 503 (8.07%) JIRA
22 496 (7.96%) Oracle
23 480 (7.70%) C#
24 472 (7.57%) Windows
25 442 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
26 424 (6.80%) Test Automation
27 420 (6.74%) Microservices
28 409 (6.56%) Linux
29 401 (6.43%) Kubernetes
30 393 (6.31%) Project Delivery

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
1 201 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 173 (2.78%) Confluence
3 166 (2.66%) Apache Spark
4 91 (1.46%) Apache
4 91 (1.46%) CMS
5 58 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 51 (0.82%) Mule
7 39 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
8 33 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 33 (0.53%) IIS
8 33 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 32 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 28 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 27 (0.43%) SAS
12 23 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
14 19 (0.30%) MS Exchange
14 19 (0.30%) WebSphere
15 13 (0.21%) Anypoint
16 12 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 322 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 281 (4.51%) Microsoft Office
3 187 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 113 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
5 110 (1.77%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.75%) Sketch
7 38 (0.61%) Figma
7 38 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 37 (0.59%) InVision
9 28 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
10 24 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 17 (0.27%) Chatbot
12 16 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
13 9 (0.14%) Adobe XD
14 8 (0.13%) Zeplin
15 6 (0.096%) PTC Creo
16 5 (0.080%) AutoCAD
16 5 (0.080%) Maya
16 5 (0.080%) UserZoom
17 4 (0.064%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 62 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
2 43 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 24 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 18 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 16 (0.26%) Magento
6 16 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.22%) SunGard Martini
8 13 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (0.19%) OneSumX
10 11 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 10 (0.16%) Endur
12 9 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
12 9 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 8 (0.13%) SAP Retail
14 6 (0.096%) SAP AFS
Cloud Services
1 1,092 (17.52%) Azure
2 774 (12.42%) AWS
3 315 (5.05%) GCP
4 313 (5.02%) Microsoft 365
5 302 (4.85%) Power Platform
6 211 (3.39%) Serverless
7 172 (2.76%) SaaS
8 164 (2.63%) PaaS
9 163 (2.62%) GitHub
10 155 (2.49%) IaaS
11 95 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
12 93 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 77 (1.24%) Azure Functions
13 77 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
14 76 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
15 73 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
16 66 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
17 65 (1.04%) Amazon S3
18 49 (0.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 48 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 122 (1.96%) Firewall
2 92 (1.48%) DNS
3 64 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 55 (0.88%) Internet
5 54 (0.87%) VPN
6 52 (0.83%) HTTP
6 52 (0.83%) Network Security
7 47 (0.75%) DHCP
8 42 (0.67%) WAN
9 39 (0.63%) SAN
10 38 (0.61%) SSL
11 36 (0.58%) LAN
12 33 (0.53%) Wireless
13 32 (0.51%) NAS
14 27 (0.43%) RTMP
15 26 (0.42%) VoIP
16 24 (0.39%) Intranet
16 24 (0.39%) Skype
17 23 (0.37%) SMTP
17 23 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 294 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 263 (4.22%) Power BI
4 246 (3.95%) Big Data
5 241 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
6 180 (2.89%) NoSQL
7 152 (2.44%) Tableau
8 128 (2.05%) Data Lake
9 120 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 111 (1.78%) Metadata
11 100 (1.60%) Hadoop
11 100 (1.60%) Oracle Database
12 97 (1.56%) MySQL
13 83 (1.33%) MongoDB
14 81 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 78 (1.25%) BigQuery
16 54 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
17 53 (0.85%) Apache Hive
18 49 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
19 46 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 503 (8.07%) JIRA
2 367 (5.89%) Git (software)
3 328 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 131 (2.10%) Maven
5 91 (1.46%) Subversion
6 90 (1.44%) TeamCity
7 85 (1.36%) Cucumber
8 79 (1.27%) Selenium
9 69 (1.11%) Bitbucket
10 62 (0.99%) Visual Studio
11 60 (0.96%) JUnit
12 56 (0.90%) GitLab
13 53 (0.85%) Postman
13 53 (0.85%) webpack
14 44 (0.71%) Gradle
14 44 (0.71%) JMeter
15 41 (0.66%) Mocha
15 41 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
16 38 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
17 37 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,092 (33.57%) Finance
2 1,047 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
3 833 (13.37%) Banking
4 711 (11.41%) Presentation Skills
5 369 (5.92%) Front Office
6 352 (5.65%) Marketing
7 306 (4.91%) Investment Banking
8 280 (4.49%) Influencing Skills
9 256 (4.11%) Public Sector
10 246 (3.95%) Retail
11 245 (3.93%) Organisational Skills
12 184 (2.95%) Documentation Skills
13 171 (2.74%) Telecoms
14 157 (2.52%) Legal
15 128 (2.05%) Manufacturing
16 94 (1.51%) Financial Institution
17 75 (1.20%) Back Office
18 55 (0.88%) Law
19 50 (0.80%) Advertising
20 47 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,240 (19.90%) Developer
2 981 (15.74%) Analyst
3 666 (10.69%) Architect
4 558 (8.95%) Business Analyst
5 475 (7.62%) Project Manager
6 325 (5.22%) Consultant
7 299 (4.80%) Java Developer
8 192 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 188 (3.02%) Senior Developer
10 164 (2.63%) Data Engineer
11 153 (2.46%) Designer
12 148 (2.37%) C# Developer
13 145 (2.33%) Data Architect
14 125 (2.01%) Full Stack Developer
15 122 (1.96%) DevOps Engineer
16 114 (1.83%) Python Developer
17 112 (1.80%) Azure Engineer
18 105 (1.68%) React Developer
19 104 (1.67%) Data Analyst
20 102 (1.64%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (6.18%) .NET
2 343 (5.50%) React
3 333 (5.34%) HTML
4 298 (4.78%) CSS
5 259 (4.16%) AngularJS
6 239 (3.84%) Spring
7 226 (3.63%) REST
8 223 (3.58%) Node.js
9 207 (3.32%) Web Services
10 201 (3.23%) RESTful
11 189 (3.03%) Kafka
12 139 (2.23%) HTML5
13 126 (2.02%) JSON
14 115 (1.85%) XML
15 108 (1.73%) Middleware
16 101 (1.62%) Spring Boot
17 98 (1.57%) GraphQL
18 92 (1.48%) .NET Framework
19 90 (1.44%) SOAP
20 87 (1.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 379 (6.08%) User Experience
2 241 (3.87%) Self-Motivation
3 197 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 177 (2.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 150 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 136 (2.18%) Data Centre
7 134 (2.15%) Fixed Income
8 131 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
9 115 (1.85%) Algorithms
10 109 (1.75%) Derivative
11 105 (1.68%) Mobile App
12 102 (1.64%) Data Structures
13 99 (1.59%) Cloud Native
14 83 (1.33%) Public Cloud
15 77 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
16 76 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
17 73 (1.17%) Hedge funds
18 67 (1.08%) Market Risk
19 66 (1.06%) Equities
20 61 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 472 (7.57%) Windows
2 409 (6.56%) Linux
3 199 (3.19%) Unix
4 134 (2.15%) Windows 10
5 109 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 102 (1.64%) Android
7 98 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 50 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 43 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
10 40 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 28 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (0.43%) Mac OS
14 19 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 16 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (0.22%) Solaris
17 10 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 10 (0.16%) VMS
18 7 (0.11%) AIX
19 5 (0.080%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,305 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,102 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
3 929 (14.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 827 (13.27%) Project Management
5 767 (12.31%) DevOps
6 682 (10.94%) Scrum
7 675 (10.83%) Analytics
8 522 (8.38%) Migration
9 442 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
10 424 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 420 (6.74%) Microservices
12 393 (6.31%) Project Delivery
13 353 (5.66%) Business Analysis
14 351 (5.63%) SDLC
15 348 (5.58%) Data Modelling
16 337 (5.41%) Software Engineering
17 336 (5.39%) TDD
18 324 (5.20%) Change Management
19 317 (5.09%) Computer Science
20 297 (4.77%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,057 (16.96%) SQL
2 901 (14.46%) Java
3 777 (12.47%) Python
4 599 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 480 (7.70%) C#
6 196 (3.15%) TypeScript
7 184 (2.95%) C++
8 169 (2.71%) PowerShell
9 147 (2.36%) Scala
10 102 (1.64%) C
11 96 (1.54%) Java 8
12 77 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 77 (1.24%) Go
13 74 (1.19%) Kotlin
14 72 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 61 (0.98%) Ruby
16 59 (0.95%) R
17 58 (0.93%) VBA
18 55 (0.88%) Shell Script
19 53 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 704 (11.30%) Degree
2 281 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 222 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 130 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 83 (1.33%) PMP
6 79 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 66 (1.06%) CISSP
8 57 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 47 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
9 47 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 38 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
12 31 (0.50%) CISM
13 30 (0.48%) AWS Certification
14 25 (0.40%) CISA
15 24 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
16 23 (0.37%) CCNA
16 23 (0.37%) ISEB
16 23 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (5.22%) QA
2 204 (3.27%) Data Quality
3 156 (2.50%) GDPR
4 154 (2.47%) PMO
5 96 (1.54%) Accessibility
6 58 (0.93%) SLA
7 45 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 40 (0.64%) GRC
9 38 (0.61%) MiFID
10 30 (0.48%) NIST
11 29 (0.47%) PCI DSS
12 28 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 22 (0.35%) IFRS
14 17 (0.27%) COBIT
15 16 (0.26%) EMIR
16 14 (0.22%) WCAG
17 12 (0.19%) ISO 20022
18 9 (0.14%) FATCA
19 8 (0.13%) HIPAA
19 8 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 379 (6.08%) Docker
2 294 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 101 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 20 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.21%) HDFS
8 13 (0.21%) vSphere
8 13 (0.21%) XenApp
9 11 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.16%) NFS
10 10 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 10 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.096%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.080%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 401 (6.43%) Kubernetes
2 223 (3.58%) Terraform
3 177 (2.84%) Ansible
4 72 (1.16%) SCCM
5 63 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
6 60 (0.96%) Puppet
7 49 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 44 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
9 30 (0.48%) Grafana
10 29 (0.47%) Prometheus
11 24 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 18 (0.29%) Istio
13 16 (0.26%) Control-M
13 16 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
13 16 (0.26%) Kibana
14 15 (0.24%) Packer
15 13 (0.21%) Consul
15 13 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
15 13 (0.21%) Oozie
15 13 (0.21%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 841 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 496 (7.96%) Oracle
3 303 (4.86%) SAP
4 243 (3.90%) Salesforce.com
5 223 (3.58%) Google
6 151 (2.42%) Databricks
7 136 (2.18%) Adobe
8 128 (2.05%) VMware
9 95 (1.52%) Splunk
10 89 (1.43%) IBM
11 88 (1.41%) Citrix
12 86 (1.38%) ServiceNow
13 81 (1.30%) MuleSoft
14 80 (1.28%) Cisco
15 50 (0.80%) HP
15 50 (0.80%) Informatica
16 47 (0.75%) BiZZdesign
17 44 (0.71%) Red Hat
18 40 (0.64%) hybris
19 34 (0.55%) Alteryx