Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Influencing Skills in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 4 July 2022 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.

Influencing Skills
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 155 195 219
Rank change year-on-year +40 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Influencing Skills 1,545 934 505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the General category 3.01% 2.66% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 660 324
10th Percentile £362 £360 £363
25th Percentile £431 £438 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £513 £503
Median % change year-on-year +5.37% +1.99% +0.50%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £610
90th Percentile £757 £713 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £495 £484
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.25% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 3
10th Percentile £17.61 £18.00 £13.83
25th Percentile £22.40 £22.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.27% -3.51% -33.87%
75th Percentile £45.03 £48.75 £42.00
90th Percentile £49.38 £55.00 £49.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.40 £30.00 £19.85
% change year-on-year -25.33% +51.13% -53.94%

Influencing 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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 51,313 35,124 21,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.29% 52.93% 51.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,682 23,526 13,967
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,407 1,241 832
10th Percentile £12.77 £12.00 £12.31
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.99
Median hourly rate £24.05 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.52% +5.00% +2.56%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.12
90th Percentile £60.68 £56.50 £53.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year +8.11% -3.09% +4.95%

Influencing Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Influencing Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Influencing Skills over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Influencing Skills in the UK

Influencing Skills
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Influencing Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +35 1,290 £550 +6.59% 244
Work from Home +22 712 £550 +10.00% 80
London +39 700 £580 +7.41% 104
UK excluding London +9 592 £500 +1.01% 147
South East +8 160 £513 +4.06% 27
Midlands +18 141 £498 -0.40% 31
West Midlands +7 116 £500 +0.50% 24
North of England -20 108 £490 +3.21% 51
Scotland +10 94 £517 +8.84% 6
North West -11 56 £463 -2.63% 26
South West +8 54 £545 +21.11% 18
Yorkshire -14 49 £550 +8.91% 19
East of England -20 33 £475 -13.64% 12
East Midlands +2 22 £400 -21.95% 6
Wales -14 6 £450 -6.01% 2
North East -12 3 £600 +48.15% 6
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Influencing 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 with a requirement for Influencing Skills.

1 889 (57.54%) Social Skills
2 678 (43.88%) Agile
3 475 (30.74%) Finance
4 426 (27.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 363 (23.50%) Project Management
6 311 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
7 280 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
8 215 (13.92%) Project Delivery
9 193 (12.49%) Presentation Skills
10 187 (12.10%) Degree
11 186 (12.04%) Scrum
12 179 (11.59%) Microsoft
12 179 (11.59%) Azure
13 175 (11.33%) Change Management
14 174 (11.26%) Public Sector
15 172 (11.13%) Decision-Making
16 171 (11.07%) Security Cleared
17 164 (10.61%) AWS
18 163 (10.55%) PRINCE2
19 157 (10.16%) DevOps
20 141 (9.13%) Migration
21 139 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
22 138 (8.93%) Risk Management
23 135 (8.74%) Coaching
24 132 (8.54%) SC Cleared
25 129 (8.35%) Business Analysis
26 126 (8.16%) Waterfall
27 125 (8.09%) ITIL
28 121 (7.83%) JIRA
29 116 (7.51%) Mentoring

Influencing Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 55 (3.56%) Confluence
2 37 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.97%) CMS
3 15 (0.97%) SAS
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (0.32%) GeoServer
6 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.19%) Apache
7 3 (0.19%) ArcGIS
7 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.13%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.13%) TPMS
9 1 (0.065%) Drupal
9 1 (0.065%) Moodle
9 1 (0.065%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.065%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 77 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (4.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 53 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
4 44 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
5 40 (2.59%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.45%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.32%) SPSS
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.19%) InVision
9 3 (0.19%) Stata
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.13%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.065%) Oracle Smart View
11 1 (0.065%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.065%) Sketch
11 1 (0.065%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 25 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
2 17 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 16 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 16 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
4 11 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.19%) Avolution ABACUS
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle SCM
8 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.19%) Workday HCM
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Endur
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 179 (11.59%) Azure
2 164 (10.61%) AWS
3 79 (5.11%) GCP
4 55 (3.56%) Serverless
5 53 (3.43%) SaaS
6 51 (3.30%) PaaS
7 47 (3.04%) OpenShift
8 46 (2.98%) Power Platform
9 45 (2.91%) AWS Lambda
10 41 (2.65%) Amazon S3
11 27 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (1.68%) Microsoft 365
13 23 (1.49%) IaaS
14 18 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (1.10%) Azure DevOps
15 17 (1.10%) Google Kubernetes Engine
15 17 (1.10%) Taleo
16 14 (0.91%) AWS CodePipeline
17 12 (0.78%) GitHub
18 11 (0.71%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.65%) Firewall
2 37 (2.39%) DNS
3 33 (2.14%) 4G
4 28 (1.81%) LAN
5 27 (1.75%) WAN
6 26 (1.68%) DHCP
6 26 (1.68%) Internet
7 22 (1.42%) 5G
8 21 (1.36%) 2G
8 21 (1.36%) 3G
9 19 (1.23%) SD-WAN
10 17 (1.10%) Network Security
11 15 (0.97%) IPv6
12 11 (0.71%) 802.11
12 11 (0.71%) BGP
12 11 (0.71%) IPsec
12 11 (0.71%) MPLS
12 11 (0.71%) OSPF
12 11 (0.71%) Wireless
12 11 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (2.98%) Power BI
2 37 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (1.68%) Amazon Aurora
5 25 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 23 (1.49%) Big Data
7 22 (1.42%) SQL Server
8 19 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 15 (0.97%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.78%) Tableau
11 11 (0.71%) Looker
11 11 (0.71%) Metadata
11 11 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.58%) BigQuery
12 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.58%) Spatial Data
13 8 (0.52%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.45%) Data Lake
14 7 (0.45%) Informix
Development Applications
1 121 (7.83%) JIRA
2 35 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.14%) GitLab
4 16 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.04%) Selenium
5 12 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.71%) SoapUI
7 10 (0.65%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 8 (0.52%) JMeter
9 7 (0.45%) git-flow
9 7 (0.45%) Postman
9 7 (0.45%) Zephyr
10 6 (0.39%) Cypress.io
10 6 (0.39%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.32%) Mocha
12 4 (0.26%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.26%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (0.26%) TestNG
General
1 889 (57.54%) Social Skills
2 475 (30.74%) Finance
3 280 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
4 193 (12.49%) Presentation Skills
5 174 (11.26%) Public Sector
6 104 (6.73%) Banking
7 78 (5.05%) Retail
8 72 (4.66%) Telecoms
9 66 (4.27%) Marketing
10 61 (3.95%) Organisational Skills
11 26 (1.68%) Legal
12 24 (1.55%) Documentation Skills
13 23 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 23 (1.49%) Retail Banking
14 20 (1.29%) Local Government
15 18 (1.17%) Billing
16 15 (0.97%) Manufacturing
17 14 (0.91%) Multimedia
18 13 (0.84%) Advertising
19 12 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 260 (16.83%) Project Manager
2 225 (14.56%) Analyst
3 204 (13.20%) Architect
4 142 (9.19%) Business Analyst
5 88 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
6 82 (5.31%) Consultant
7 48 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
8 46 (2.98%) IT Manager
9 44 (2.85%) Programme Manager
10 43 (2.78%) Test Manager
11 40 (2.59%) Senior Manager
12 37 (2.39%) Lead Architect
13 36 (2.33%) Functional Consultant
14 34 (2.20%) Change Manager
15 33 (2.14%) Infrastructure Manager
16 32 (2.07%) Cloud Architect
17 31 (2.01%) Service Manager
17 31 (2.01%) Technical Leader
18 30 (1.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
19 26 (1.68%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.59%) HTML
2 34 (2.20%) CSS
2 34 (2.20%) React
3 24 (1.55%) OAuth
3 24 (1.55%) Web Services
4 23 (1.49%) Spring Boot
5 22 (1.42%) .NET
5 22 (1.42%) JSON
6 21 (1.36%) Spring
7 18 (1.17%) Node.js
8 17 (1.10%) REST
8 17 (1.10%) SOAP
9 16 (1.04%) PostGIS
10 15 (0.97%) OAuth2
11 14 (0.91%) RESTful
12 12 (0.78%) OpenID
12 12 (0.78%) Spring Security
13 11 (0.71%) 802.1X
13 11 (0.71%) AngularJS
13 11 (0.71%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.70%) User Experience
2 82 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (4.40%) Data Centre
4 60 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.88%) PMI
5 50 (3.24%) Virtual Team
6 35 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
7 33 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.62%) NHS
10 22 (1.42%) Cloud Native
10 22 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.36%) Equities
12 17 (1.10%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.04%) FMCG
14 13 (0.84%) Renewable Energy
15 12 (0.78%) CMDB
16 10 (0.65%) Analytical Mindset
16 10 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (2.98%) Linux
2 36 (2.33%) Windows
3 23 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (0.91%) Unix
5 9 (0.58%) Ubuntu
6 8 (0.52%) Android
7 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (0.19%) VMS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.065%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (43.88%) Agile
2 426 (27.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 363 (23.50%) Project Management
4 311 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
5 215 (13.92%) Project Delivery
6 186 (12.04%) Scrum
7 175 (11.33%) Change Management
8 172 (11.13%) Decision-Making
9 163 (10.55%) PRINCE2
10 157 (10.16%) DevOps
11 141 (9.13%) Migration
12 139 (9.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 138 (8.93%) Risk Management
14 135 (8.74%) Coaching
15 129 (8.35%) Business Analysis
16 126 (8.16%) Waterfall
17 125 (8.09%) ITIL
18 116 (7.51%) Mentoring
19 109 (7.06%) Analytics
20 103 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 100 (6.47%) Python
2 93 (6.02%) SQL
3 91 (5.89%) Java
4 51 (3.30%) JavaScript
5 37 (2.39%) C
6 29 (1.88%) TypeScript
7 26 (1.68%) R
8 22 (1.42%) Bash
9 19 (1.23%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.58%) C#
11 8 (0.52%) Groovy
12 5 (0.32%) Apple Swift
12 5 (0.32%) ES7
12 5 (0.32%) Go
12 5 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.32%) PHP
12 5 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (12.10%) Degree
2 171 (11.07%) Security Cleared
3 132 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 64 (4.14%) PMI Certification
5 42 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 30 (1.94%) ISTQB
7 26 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
8 25 (1.62%) Master's Degree
9 22 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (1.42%) PMP
10 19 (1.23%) CBAP
10 19 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (1.04%) CISSP
12 14 (0.91%) CCNA
12 14 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.78%) CCNP
14 11 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
15 9 (0.58%) CISM
15 9 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.44%) PMO
2 58 (3.75%) QA
3 49 (3.17%) Accessibility
4 32 (2.07%) GDPR
5 30 (1.94%) Data Quality
6 17 (1.10%) SLA
7 15 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.91%) NIST
9 13 (0.84%) IFRS
10 10 (0.65%) IFRS 17
11 9 (0.58%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.52%) COBIT
12 8 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.52%) GRC
12 8 (0.52%) GxP
13 7 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
13 7 (0.45%) ISO 13485
14 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
15 5 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (4.66%) Docker
2 27 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.71%) KVM
5 7 (0.45%) vSphere
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.19%) iptables
7 3 (0.19%) NFS
7 3 (0.19%) Samba
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 62 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 36 (2.33%) Terraform
3 33 (2.14%) Grafana
4 30 (1.94%) Ansible
5 20 (1.29%) Kibana
6 11 (0.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (0.45%) Puppet
8 6 (0.39%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.39%) WSUS
9 5 (0.32%) SCCM
10 4 (0.26%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.19%) CASB
11 3 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.19%) Nagios
11 3 (0.19%) SCOM
11 3 (0.19%) yum
12 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 179 (11.59%) Microsoft
2 113 (7.31%) Oracle
3 73 (4.72%) SAP
4 69 (4.47%) Google
5 55 (3.56%) VMware
6 37 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (2.20%) ServiceNow
8 24 (1.55%) Remedy
9 22 (1.42%) CheckPoint
10 19 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 19 (1.23%) Cisco
11 18 (1.17%) Adobe
11 18 (1.17%) Infor
11 18 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
12 15 (0.97%) Workday
12 15 (0.97%) Zuora
13 13 (0.84%) Databricks
13 13 (0.84%) IBM
14 12 (0.78%) Dell
14 12 (0.78%) Juniper