Period
to 25 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 25 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 6 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 187 67 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 28.68% 18.82% 22.84%
As % of the General category 53.13% 35.64% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 53 153
10th Percentile £302 £241 £213
25th Percentile £407 £315 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% - +16.86%
75th Percentile £534 £500 £495
90th Percentile £634 £538 £588
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £475 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 28
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.01 £9.00
25th Percentile £11.99 £13.58 £10.49
Median hourly rate £13.74 £16.00 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -14.16% +12.08% +18.96%
75th Percentile £19.75 £29.25 £16.78
90th Percentile £39.50 £51.30 £22.53
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £13.74 £15.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year -8.43% +6.76% +10.20%

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 352 188 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 53.99% 52.81% 55.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 148 346
10th Percentile £326 £281 £239
25th Percentile £413 £358 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +9.38%
75th Percentile £525 £538 £495
90th Percentile £631 £638 £569
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 35
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £9.00
25th Percentile £12.06 £11.34 £10.86
Median hourly rate £14.49 £16.00 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.44% +6.67% +13.21%
75th Percentile £19.75 £46.25 £17.75
90th Percentile £39.50 £49.35 £32.05
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -17.68% +9.68% +11.43%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Milton Keynes

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Milton Keynes

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Milton Keynes

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Milton Keynes

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 69 (36.90%) Presentation Skills
2 49 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (25.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (22.99%) Project Management
4 43 (22.99%) Finance
5 42 (22.46%) Automotive
6 33 (17.65%) ITIL
7 31 (16.58%) Project Delivery
8 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
9 26 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (13.37%) Windows
11 23 (12.30%) Waterfall
12 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 22 (11.76%) Oracle
12 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (10.70%) Data Modelling
14 20 (10.70%) SQL
14 20 (10.70%) Migration
15 18 (9.63%) PRINCE2
15 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
16 17 (9.09%) Azure
17 16 (8.56%) AWS
17 16 (8.56%) JIRA
17 16 (8.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
17 16 (8.56%) Business Case
18 15 (8.02%) Decision-Making
18 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
18 15 (8.02%) Windows Server
19 14 (7.49%) Degree

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 5 (2.67%) nginx
2 4 (2.14%) Confluence
2 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.07%) SPSS
7 1 (0.53%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.07%) iTrent
2 2 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.53%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.09%) Azure
2 16 (8.56%) AWS
3 8 (4.28%) Microsoft 365
4 5 (2.67%) GitHub
5 4 (2.14%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.60%) GCP
6 3 (1.60%) IaaS
6 3 (1.60%) PaaS
6 3 (1.60%) SaaS
7 2 (1.07%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.53%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Functions
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.53%) Serverless
8 1 (0.53%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.95%) Firewall
2 8 (4.28%) LAN
2 8 (4.28%) WAN
3 6 (3.21%) Network Security
4 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.07%) VPN
4 2 (1.07%) Wireless
4 2 (1.07%) WLAN
5 1 (0.53%) ATM
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.53%) DHCP
5 1 (0.53%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.88%) Big Data
2 11 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 9 (4.81%) Data Lake
4 7 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.21%) SQL Server
6 5 (2.67%) PowerCenter
7 4 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.14%) QlikView
7 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.60%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.07%) DB2
9 2 (1.07%) MS Access
9 2 (1.07%) MySQL
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2017
9 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (8.56%) JIRA
2 9 (4.81%) GitLab
3 5 (2.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.53%) JUnit
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) Protractor
5 1 (0.53%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (36.90%) Presentation Skills
2 43 (22.99%) Finance
3 42 (22.46%) Automotive
4 21 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.35%) Banking
5 10 (5.35%) Public Sector
6 9 (4.81%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 8 (4.28%) Corporate Banking
7 8 (4.28%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (4.28%) Retail
8 7 (3.74%) Influencing Skills
9 6 (3.21%) Marketing
10 3 (1.60%) Legal
10 3 (1.60%) Publishing
11 2 (1.07%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.53%) Electronics
12 1 (0.53%) French Language
12 1 (0.53%) German Language
12 1 (0.53%) Law
12 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (24.06%) Project Manager
2 34 (18.18%) Analyst
3 26 (13.90%) Architect
4 15 (8.02%) IT Manager
5 14 (7.49%) E-Commerce Manager
6 13 (6.95%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 13 (6.95%) IT Project Manager
7 12 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.88%) Administrator
9 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.28%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 7 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.21%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) Data Architect
11 6 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.21%) E-Commerce Architect
11 6 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.21%) Kafka
1 6 (3.21%) REST
1 6 (3.21%) SOAP
2 5 (2.67%) J2EE
2 5 (2.67%) Middleware
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.60%) X-Windows
5 2 (1.07%) jQuery
5 2 (1.07%) React
5 2 (1.07%) Spring
5 2 (1.07%) Web Services
6 1 (0.53%) .NET
6 1 (0.53%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.53%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.53%) FastAPI
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) Redux
6 1 (0.53%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (1.60%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.07%) Replication
5 1 (0.53%) Analogue Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) CMDB
5 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Windows
2 15 (8.02%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.35%) Linux
3 10 (5.35%) Unix
4 5 (2.67%) CoreOS
4 5 (2.67%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.53%) Android
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 43 (22.99%) Project Management
4 33 (17.65%) ITIL
5 31 (16.58%) Project Delivery
6 27 (14.44%) E-Commerce
7 26 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (12.30%) Waterfall
9 20 (10.70%) Data Modelling
9 20 (10.70%) Migration
10 18 (9.63%) PRINCE2
11 16 (8.56%) Business Case
11 16 (8.56%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 15 (8.02%) Decision-Making
13 13 (6.95%) ETL
13 13 (6.95%) Project Planning
14 12 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.42%) DevOps
15 11 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.70%) SQL
2 13 (6.95%) Java
3 8 (4.28%) Python
4 6 (3.21%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.67%) Go
6 4 (2.14%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.07%) C#
8 2 (1.07%) Ruby
9 1 (0.53%) C
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.53%) Java 11
9 1 (0.53%) PHP
9 1 (0.53%) Scala
9 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.53%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.49%) Degree
4 8 (4.28%) PMP
5 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.21%) ISEB
6 5 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.14%) CISM
7 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.60%) CISSP
9 2 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.07%) CRISC
10 1 (0.53%) AAT
10 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.14%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) PMO
4 2 (1.07%) GDPR
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.53%) GRC
5 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (9.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.35%) Docker
3 8 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.60%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.53%) HDFS
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) Ansible
2 7 (3.74%) Terraform
3 6 (3.21%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.21%) Puppet
4 5 (2.67%) HAProxy
4 5 (2.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (2.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.07%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.53%) logstash
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.53%) Packer
7 1 (0.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 22 (11.76%) Oracle
2 14 (7.49%) VMware
3 8 (4.28%) IBM
3 8 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (4.28%) SAP
3 8 (4.28%) ServiceNow
4 6 (3.21%) Informatica
5 5 (2.67%) Dynatrace
5 5 (2.67%) Hortonworks
5 5 (2.67%) Remedy
5 5 (2.67%) StreamSets
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco
6 3 (1.60%) ForgeRock
6 3 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.07%) Alibaba
7 2 (1.07%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.53%) Aruba
8 1 (0.53%) Google
8 1 (0.53%) Rackspace