Period
to 25 October 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Newport. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 25 October 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)
South Wales > Newport
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 66 30 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newport 19.70% 17.14% 12.89%
As % of the General category 36.87% 32.97% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 29
10th Percentile £223 £162 £298
25th Percentile £415 £419 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £560 £525 £488
90th Percentile £568 £575 £560
South Wales median daily rate £413 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -13.16% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
10th Percentile £15.95 £13.85 £20.29
25th Percentile £16.20 £16.13 £20.91
Median hourly rate £16.37 £19.50 £21.94
Median % change year-on-year -16.05% -11.12% -3.54%
75th Percentile £19.50 £21.13 £22.97
90th Percentile £20.92 £24.63 £23.59
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% -20.45%

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 Newport with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Newport
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 179 91 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newport 53.43% 52.00% 43.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 62 98
10th Percentile £181 £206 £300
25th Percentile £419 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £439
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.56% +9.69%
75th Percentile £555 £525 £484
90th Percentile £575 £573 £527
South Wales median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 5
Median hourly rate £20.38 £21.86 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -6.79% +13.97% -12.82%
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.98% +24.63%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Newport

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Newport

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newport

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

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Newport

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Newport

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Newport over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Newport

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newport

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

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Newport

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 Newport region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 37 (56.06%) Security Cleared
2 36 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
5 16 (24.24%) Python
5 16 (24.24%) Public Sector
6 13 (19.70%) DevOps
7 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 9 (13.64%) R
8 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
9 8 (12.12%) Decision-Making
9 8 (12.12%) AWS
10 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
10 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
10 7 (10.61%) Java
10 7 (10.61%) SQL
10 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (10.61%) Terraform
11 6 (9.09%) Microservices
11 6 (9.09%) Apache Spark
11 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineering
11 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
11 6 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
11 6 (9.09%) Data Management
11 6 (9.09%) Validation
11 6 (9.09%) Information Security
11 6 (9.09%) SOA
11 6 (9.09%) Mathematics

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newport 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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.03%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) OrCAD
2 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.52%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.12%) AWS
2 5 (7.58%) GCP
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (6.06%) Amazon Cognito
3 4 (6.06%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (6.06%) Azure
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (6.06%) Serverless
4 2 (3.03%) Trello
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (1.52%) Miro
5 1 (1.52%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.52%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.52%) ShareGate
5 1 (1.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (4.55%) VPN
3 2 (3.03%) FTP
3 2 (3.03%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Metadata
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (6.06%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.06%) Big Data
2 4 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.06%) Impala
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Metadata Repository
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Cucumber
2 3 (4.55%) JIRA
3 2 (3.03%) Gatling
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) Locust
3 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (24.24%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
5 1 (1.52%) Electronics
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (10.61%) Architect
2 6 (9.09%) Java Engineer
2 6 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 5 (7.58%) Data Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Software Engineer
3 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 4 (6.06%) Programme Manager
4 4 (6.06%) System Design Authority
5 3 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Python Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Gherkin
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) OAuth
3 1 (1.52%) PySpark
3 1 (1.52%) Swagger
3 1 (1.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.06%) Cloud Native
2 4 (6.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.52%) Blog
4 1 (1.52%) CPLD
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Test Automation
3 13 (19.70%) DevOps
4 9 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 8 (12.12%) Decision-Making
6 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
7 6 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (9.09%) Data Management
7 6 (9.09%) Information Security
7 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
7 6 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 6 (9.09%) Microservices
7 6 (9.09%) SOA
7 6 (9.09%) Systems Engineering
7 6 (9.09%) Validation
8 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (7.58%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Python
2 9 (13.64%) R
3 7 (10.61%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) SQL
4 6 (9.09%) Scala
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (56.06%) Security Cleared
2 36 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.06%) DBS Check
4 4 (6.06%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.03%) CCNP
6 2 (3.03%) HNC
7 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.52%) NCSC
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.06%) HDFS
2 2 (3.03%) Firmware
2 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Terraform
2 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Cisco
3 4 (6.06%) Cloudera
4 2 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) EMC
5 1 (1.52%) Lotus
5 1 (1.52%) Nintex