Period
to 21 September 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Organisational Skills in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Organisational Skills over the 6 months to 21 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.

Organisational Skills
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 207 201 207
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing Organisational Skills 1,050 380 1,203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.29% 1.37%
As % of the General category 2.47% 2.43% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 230 707
10th Percentile £204 £142 £140
25th Percentile £315 £233 £241
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £399 £388
Median % change year-on-year +19.12% +2.90% -4.32%
75th Percentile £599 £505 £500
90th Percentile £688 £613 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +17.50% - -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 52 83
10th Percentile £11.92 £14.25 £11.55
25th Percentile £14.00 £15.50 £14.44
Median hourly rate £22.44 £34.13 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.24% +75.00% +14.71%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.94 £43.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.22 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.44 £21.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +4.37% +9.55% +31.49%

Organisational 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 42,524 15,669 45,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.26% 53.24% 51.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,578 10,564 29,545
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +4.63%
75th Percentile £623 £594 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,383 552 1,481
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.64 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.89 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.18% +15.18% +6.89%
75th Percentile £41.75 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.07 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +0.75%

Organisational Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational Skills
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Organisational Skills over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Organisational Skills over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational 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 Organisational Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +4 876 £485 +19.26% 437
UK excluding London +30 545 £411 +17.50% 347
London -36 365 £538 +19.44% 120
Work from Home -83 238 £475 +46.15% 55
North of England -1 137 £401 +45.91% 101
South East -30 122 £496 +29.32% 76
North West -4 93 £380 +32.17% 43
Midlands -7 82 £375 +100.53% 63
Scotland -32 67 £400 +73.91% 20
East of England +3 61 £313 -31.51% 31
South West -15 61 £438 -1.91% 42
West Midlands - 57 £375 - 32
Yorkshire -25 36 £450 +91.49% 46
East Midlands -24 25 £450 +140.64% 31
Wales -25 12 £363 +42.16% 8
North East -11 8 £336 +1.82% 12
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 6

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Organisational 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 Organisational Skills.

1 689 (65.62%) Social Skills
2 295 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (27.24%) Analytical Skills
4 277 (26.38%) Project Management
5 273 (26.00%) Finance
6 227 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 224 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 224 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
8 159 (15.14%) Decision-Making
9 132 (12.57%) Microsoft Excel
10 125 (11.90%) Time Management
11 122 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
12 107 (10.19%) Security Cleared
13 99 (9.43%) Project Delivery
14 95 (9.05%) SQL
14 95 (9.05%) Migration
15 94 (8.95%) Windows
15 94 (8.95%) Public Sector
16 91 (8.67%) PRINCE2
17 86 (8.19%) Change Management
18 84 (8.00%) Banking
19 83 (7.90%) Azure
19 83 (7.90%) Analytics
20 80 (7.62%) Degree
20 80 (7.62%) Active Directory
21 76 (7.24%) Oracle
22 71 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
23 70 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
24 66 (6.29%) SC Cleared
25 65 (6.19%) JIRA

Organisational 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 41 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.67%) CMS
3 25 (2.38%) Confluence
4 9 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.38%) Apache
7 4 (0.38%) IIS
7 4 (0.38%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.29%) SAS
9 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.095%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 132 (12.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 122 (11.62%) Microsoft Office
3 71 (6.76%) Microsoft Project
4 45 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 36 (3.43%) MS Visio
6 32 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.86%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.38%) Maple
8 4 (0.38%) Windchill
9 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.29%) InDesign
9 3 (0.29%) Sketch
10 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.095%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.095%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.095%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.095%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.48%) Magento
5 4 (0.38%) Shopify
5 4 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.29%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.29%) Cloudability
6 3 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.19%) Maximo
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.19%) Primavera
7 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.19%) SAP PLM
7 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.19%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 83 (7.90%) Azure
2 50 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (4.38%) Power Platform
4 25 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (2.29%) AWS
6 18 (1.71%) SaaS
7 14 (1.33%) Adobe Analytics
7 14 (1.33%) IaaS
8 10 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.86%) Azure Logic Apps
10 8 (0.76%) PaaS
11 6 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.38%) GCP
13 4 (0.38%) Google Docs
13 4 (0.38%) PowerApps
14 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.29%) Serverless
14 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.67%) Firewall
2 26 (2.48%) WAN
3 18 (1.71%) LAN
4 15 (1.43%) DNS
5 14 (1.33%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.24%) Intranet
7 12 (1.14%) Internet
7 12 (1.14%) SSL
8 10 (0.95%) Network Security
9 9 (0.86%) DHCP
9 9 (0.86%) SAN
10 8 (0.76%) VPN
11 7 (0.67%) NAS
11 7 (0.67%) VLAN
12 6 (0.57%) VoIP
13 5 (0.48%) HTTP
13 5 (0.48%) MPLS
13 5 (0.48%) SNMP
13 5 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.19%) Power BI
2 38 (3.62%) SQL Server
3 28 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (2.10%) Tableau
5 20 (1.90%) SAP HANA
6 14 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.14%) MySQL
8 11 (1.05%) QlikView
9 9 (0.86%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.67%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.67%) Power Query
10 7 (0.67%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (0.57%) Big Data
11 6 (0.57%) Metadata
11 6 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.48%) MS Access
12 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (6.19%) JIRA
2 19 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.38%) webpack
6 3 (0.29%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.29%) Selenium
7 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.19%) Cypress.io
7 2 (0.19%) GCC
7 2 (0.19%) Postman
7 2 (0.19%) REST Assured
7 2 (0.19%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.095%) ESLint
8 1 (0.095%) GitLab
8 1 (0.095%) Protractor
8 1 (0.095%) Sourcetree
General
1 689 (65.62%) Social Skills
2 286 (27.24%) Analytical Skills
3 273 (26.00%) Finance
4 94 (8.95%) Public Sector
5 84 (8.00%) Banking
6 70 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
7 65 (6.19%) Marketing
8 55 (5.24%) Legal
8 55 (5.24%) Retail
9 44 (4.19%) Influencing Skills
10 32 (3.05%) Investment Banking
11 28 (2.67%) Telecoms
12 25 (2.38%) Documentation Skills
13 24 (2.29%) Front Office
14 17 (1.62%) Local Government
15 15 (1.43%) Law
16 14 (1.33%) Advertising
17 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
18 12 (1.14%) French Language
19 10 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 188 (17.90%) Analyst
2 138 (13.14%) Project Manager
3 67 (6.38%) Business Analyst
4 54 (5.14%) Developer
5 50 (4.76%) Architect
6 43 (4.10%) Consultant
7 30 (2.86%) Coordinator
7 30 (2.86%) IT Manager
8 25 (2.38%) Programme Manager
9 23 (2.19%) Administrator
9 23 (2.19%) Change Manager
9 23 (2.19%) Data Analyst
9 23 (2.19%) Support Engineer
9 23 (2.19%) Support Officer
10 22 (2.10%) Service Analyst
11 21 (2.00%) IT Analyst
12 20 (1.90%) IT Support
13 19 (1.81%) Azure Engineer
13 19 (1.81%) Designer
14 18 (1.71%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.33%) HTML
2 30 (2.86%) CSS
3 26 (2.48%) React
4 22 (2.10%) .NET
5 12 (1.14%) XML
6 9 (0.86%) AngularJS
6 9 (0.86%) Django
6 9 (0.86%) Flask
6 9 (0.86%) HTML5
6 9 (0.86%) Node.js
7 8 (0.76%) CSS3
8 7 (0.67%) COM
8 7 (0.67%) Redux
9 6 (0.57%) Sass
10 5 (0.48%) GraphQL
10 5 (0.48%) Kafka
10 5 (0.48%) LDAP
10 5 (0.48%) Web Services
11 4 (0.38%) scikit-learn
11 4 (0.38%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 50 (4.76%) User Experience
3 44 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (2.48%) Analytical Mindset
5 21 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
6 20 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 20 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 17 (1.62%) NHS
8 12 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 11 (1.05%) FMCG
10 10 (0.95%) Legacy Applications
11 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.76%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.67%) Algorithms
14 6 (0.57%) Fibre Optics
14 6 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.95%) Windows
2 34 (3.24%) Windows 10
3 26 (2.48%) Linux
4 25 (2.38%) Unix
5 22 (2.10%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.24%) Android
7 12 (1.14%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
12 6 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.29%) AIX
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.095%) CentOS
14 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.095%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (26.38%) Project Management
3 224 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
3 224 (21.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 159 (15.14%) Decision-Making
5 125 (11.90%) Time Management
6 99 (9.43%) Project Delivery
7 95 (9.05%) Migration
8 91 (8.67%) PRINCE2
9 86 (8.19%) Change Management
10 83 (7.90%) Analytics
11 63 (6.00%) ITIL
12 62 (5.90%) Collaborative Working
13 60 (5.71%) DevOps
14 58 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
15 57 (5.43%) Risk Management
15 57 (5.43%) Scrum
16 55 (5.24%) Business Analysis
16 55 (5.24%) Service Management
17 54 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 95 (9.05%) SQL
2 48 (4.57%) Python
3 34 (3.24%) JavaScript
4 32 (3.05%) Java
5 19 (1.81%) VBA
6 15 (1.43%) C#
6 15 (1.43%) PHP
7 13 (1.24%) C
8 9 (0.86%) R
9 8 (0.76%) ES6
9 8 (0.76%) TypeScript
10 7 (0.67%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.48%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.38%) Ruby
12 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.29%) Perl
13 3 (0.29%) SOQL
14 2 (0.19%) ABAP
14 2 (0.19%) C++
14 2 (0.19%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 107 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.62%) Degree
3 66 (6.29%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.90%) PMP
6 19 (1.81%) PMI Certification
7 15 (1.43%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.14%) ACCA
8 12 (1.14%) CIMA
9 11 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.95%) CISSP
10 10 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.57%) APMG
13 6 (0.57%) CISM
13 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.48%) CBAP
14 5 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.19%) PMO
2 36 (3.43%) QA
3 25 (2.38%) SLA
4 23 (2.19%) Data Quality
5 20 (1.90%) Accessibility
6 19 (1.81%) GDPR
7 17 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.57%) NIST
9 4 (0.38%) HL7
9 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.29%) FINREP
10 3 (0.29%) GRC
10 3 (0.29%) MiFID
10 3 (0.29%) P3O
10 3 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.19%) IFRS
11 2 (0.19%) IFRS 9
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 80 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.71%) Docker
4 16 (1.52%) OpenAM
5 7 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.48%) Snort
6 5 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.38%) NFS
7 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.38%) XenApp
8 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
2 14 (1.33%) SCCM
3 11 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.38%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.29%) Avamar
6 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.29%) SCOM
6 3 (0.29%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.29%) Terraform
6 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.29%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.19%) Ansible
7 2 (0.19%) Control-M
7 2 (0.19%) MIIS
7 2 (0.19%) RSA Archer
7 2 (0.19%) vMotion
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.095%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 227 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 76 (7.24%) Oracle
3 43 (4.10%) SAP
4 37 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (3.14%) Adobe
6 29 (2.76%) VMware
7 19 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 18 (1.71%) Citrix
9 16 (1.52%) ForgeRock
9 16 (1.52%) Google
10 14 (1.33%) Cisco
11 10 (0.95%) Marketo
12 9 (0.86%) BT
12 9 (0.86%) Palo Alto
13 8 (0.76%) Dell
13 8 (0.76%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.67%) EMC
14 7 (0.67%) IBM
15 6 (0.57%) Apple
15 6 (0.57%) McAfee