Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 8 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 58 31 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newport 20.42% 13.96% 15.09%
As % of the General category 40.85% 29.81% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 39
10th Percentile £438 £400 £314
25th Percentile £464 £428 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £440
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +7.95% +10.00%
75th Percentile £618 £525 £460
90th Percentile £622 £570 £538
South Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
10th Percentile £13.10 £10.97 "
25th Percentile £15.47 £12.05 £15.00
Median hourly rate £16.37 £16.15 £17.44
Median % change year-on-year +1.35% -7.38% -4.25%
75th Percentile £20.09 £19.99 £20.91
90th Percentile £23.56 £20.88 £22.76
South Wales median hourly rate £17.08 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.43% - +34.62%

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 142 104 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newport 50.00% 46.85% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 118
10th Percentile £250 £389 £306
25th Percentile £422 £407 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £545 £525 £475
90th Percentile £603 £581 £538
South Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 9 6
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.17 £15.00
25th Percentile £14.22 £14.13 £16.05
Median hourly rate £18.25 £19.18 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -4.85% - +1.64%
75th Percentile £23.19 £23.75 £19.71
90th Percentile £25.28 " £21.94
South Wales median hourly rate £19.36 £19.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year +1.89% +7.04% +42.00%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 36 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) Public Sector
5 11 (18.97%) Decision-Making
6 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (15.52%) DevOps
6 9 (15.52%) Change Management
7 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (12.07%) Programme Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) Project Delivery
8 7 (12.07%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
8 7 (12.07%) Project Management
8 7 (12.07%) Statistics
9 6 (10.34%) Degree
9 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.34%) Requirements Engineering
9 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.34%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineering
9 6 (10.34%) Dependency Management
10 5 (8.62%) Java
10 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.90%) JIRA
11 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (6.90%) R
11 4 (6.90%) Python

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 3 (5.17%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.17%) Confluence
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) SPSS
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.72%) OrCAD
3 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) AWS
2 2 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.45%) Slack
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
3 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.72%) Miro
3 1 (1.72%) Serverless
3 1 (1.72%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Firewall
1 2 (3.45%) FTP
1 2 (3.45%) SNMP
2 1 (1.72%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.72%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.72%) Impala
3 1 (1.72%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) Ant
3 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.45%) Gatling
3 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Locust
3 2 (3.45%) Maven
3 2 (3.45%) Toad
4 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.72%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (24.14%) Public Sector
2 7 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Influencing Skills
3 6 (10.34%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Finance
5 1 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Programme Manager
2 5 (8.62%) Architect
3 4 (6.90%) Delivery Manager
3 4 (6.90%) Programme Delivery Manager
3 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) AWS Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Consultant
5 2 (3.45%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Java Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Storage Consultant
5 2 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Play Framework
1 2 (3.45%) Spring
1 2 (3.45%) Struts
2 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.72%) RESTful
2 1 (1.72%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Blog
2 2 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.72%) CPLD
3 1 (1.72%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
3 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) Decision-Making
3 9 (15.52%) Change Management
3 9 (15.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (15.52%) DevOps
4 8 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 7 (12.07%) Programme Delivery
5 7 (12.07%) Project Delivery
5 7 (12.07%) Project Management
5 7 (12.07%) Statistics
6 6 (10.34%) Dependency Management
6 6 (10.34%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineering
6 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.90%) Line Management
8 4 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) Python
2 4 (6.90%) R
3 3 (5.17%) Scala
3 3 (5.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (62.07%) Security Cleared
2 32 (55.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) DBS Check
5 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.45%) HNC
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) PMO
2 3 (5.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Firmware
1 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (1.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle
2 2 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.72%) EMC
3 1 (1.72%) IBM