Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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.

Organisational Skills
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 203 220 219
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 +19
Contract jobs citing Organisational Skills 1,193 491 903
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 1.21% 1.25%
As % of the General category 2.53% 2.32% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 325 522
10th Percentile £205 £127 £130
25th Percentile £350 £218 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £478 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year +36.57% -6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £600 £488 £500
90th Percentile £688 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £329 £325
% change year-on-year +29.06% +1.33% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 43 115
10th Percentile £13.43 £13.84 £12.85
25th Percentile £17.23 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £28.51 £32.50 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -12.29% - +116.67%
75th Percentile £45.83 £43.00 £45.02
90th Percentile £51.75 £46.55 £53.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.26 £26.25 £30.57
% change year-on-year +7.64% -14.13% +118.36%

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 47,109 21,156 36,458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.89% 52.10% 50.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,492 14,245 23,703
10th Percentile £313 £263 £235
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £465
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.15% -2.11%
75th Percentile £638 £583 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,352 842 1,406
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.27
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.04% +22.99% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.78 £21.05 £17.80
% change year-on-year -20.29% +18.26% +1.71%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
England +26 982 £500 +33.33% 479
UK excluding London +30 604 £425 +29.06% 378
London -14 417 £525 +31.25% 136
Work from Home -8 266 £500 +42.86% 70
South East +7 161 £463 +15.63% 84
North of England +19 158 £423 +131.51% 101
North West +3 107 £400 +142.42% 55
Scotland -15 89 £298 +13.33% 27
Midlands -14 75 £450 +44.00% 59
South West -24 56 £400 -6.72% 59
Yorkshire -16 47 £440 +87.23% 31
East of England -24 45 £500 +86.56% 37
West Midlands -30 45 £450 +15.24% 34
East Midlands -12 30 £450 +125.00% 25
Wales -16 21 £280 +60.00% 9
North East - 4 £475 - 15
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 772 (64.71%) Social Skills
2 390 (32.69%) Analytical Skills
3 307 (25.73%) Finance
4 299 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
5 285 (23.89%) Microsoft
6 279 (23.39%) Project Management
7 274 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
8 239 (20.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 188 (15.76%) Decision-Making
10 168 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
11 151 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
12 141 (11.82%) Security Cleared
13 140 (11.74%) Public Sector
14 135 (11.32%) Time Management
14 135 (11.32%) Windows
15 129 (10.81%) Project Delivery
16 98 (8.21%) ITIL
17 97 (8.13%) Active Directory
17 97 (8.13%) Azure
18 96 (8.05%) Banking
19 92 (7.71%) Analytics
20 91 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
20 91 (7.63%) Migration
21 89 (7.46%) SQL
22 86 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
23 85 (7.12%) Change Management
23 85 (7.12%) SC Cleared
24 84 (7.04%) PRINCE2
25 80 (6.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
25 80 (6.71%) Degree

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 56 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.69%) Confluence
3 19 (1.59%) CMS
4 15 (1.26%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.50%) IBM Domino
6 5 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (0.34%) Apache
7 4 (0.34%) IIS
7 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.25%) SAS
9 2 (0.17%) Headless CMS
9 2 (0.17%) Moodle
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.084%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.084%) Magnolia
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.084%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 168 (14.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (6.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 72 (6.04%) Microsoft Project
5 41 (3.44%) MS Visio
6 30 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (1.01%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.34%) Sketch
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) InDesign
10 2 (0.17%) InVision
10 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.17%) Windchill
10 2 (0.17%) Zeplin
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.084%) Booktype
11 1 (0.084%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.25%) Primavera
5 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.17%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.17%) TrackWise
6 2 (0.17%) Workfront
7 1 (0.084%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 97 (8.13%) Azure
2 91 (7.63%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (3.52%) Power Platform
4 34 (2.85%) AWS
5 31 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.26%) SaaS
7 13 (1.09%) IaaS
8 10 (0.84%) Serverless
9 9 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (0.59%) Miro
10 7 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.50%) GCP
11 6 (0.50%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.42%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.42%) Google Docs
12 5 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.27%) Firewall
2 34 (2.85%) WAN
3 25 (2.10%) LAN
4 18 (1.51%) DNS
5 16 (1.34%) BGP
6 15 (1.26%) OSPF
7 13 (1.09%) SSL
8 12 (1.01%) Network Security
9 11 (0.92%) DHCP
9 11 (0.92%) Internet
9 11 (0.92%) SAN
10 10 (0.84%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.75%) VoIP
12 8 (0.67%) Intranet
12 8 (0.67%) MPLS
12 8 (0.67%) VPN
13 7 (0.59%) HTTP
13 7 (0.59%) NAS
13 7 (0.59%) Unified Communications
14 6 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (3.19%) Power BI
2 28 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 28 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 25 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.51%) SAP HANA
5 16 (1.34%) Tableau
6 15 (1.26%) QlikView
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.75%) Electronic Patient Records
8 9 (0.75%) SAP BW
9 8 (0.67%) Metadata
10 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.50%) KDB
11 6 (0.50%) MS Access
11 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.42%) Data Lake
12 5 (0.42%) MySQL
12 5 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.34%) Looker
Development Applications
1 69 (5.78%) JIRA
2 15 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.50%) GCC
5 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.42%) webpack
7 4 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.34%) Cypress.io
7 4 (0.34%) Grunt
7 4 (0.34%) gulp
7 4 (0.34%) Postman
7 4 (0.34%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.25%) ESLint
8 3 (0.25%) JUnit
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.17%) PostCSS
9 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 772 (64.71%) Social Skills
2 390 (32.69%) Analytical Skills
3 307 (25.73%) Finance
4 140 (11.74%) Public Sector
5 96 (8.05%) Banking
6 76 (6.37%) Presentation Skills
7 56 (4.69%) Marketing
8 53 (4.44%) Retail
9 42 (3.52%) Influencing Skills
9 42 (3.52%) Telecoms
10 41 (3.44%) Legal
11 37 (3.10%) Front Office
11 37 (3.10%) Investment Banking
12 32 (2.68%) Documentation Skills
13 16 (1.34%) French Language
14 14 (1.17%) German Language
15 13 (1.09%) Advertising
16 12 (1.01%) Law
17 10 (0.84%) Local Government
18 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 248 (20.79%) Analyst
2 152 (12.74%) Project Manager
3 88 (7.38%) Business Analyst
4 61 (5.11%) Developer
5 56 (4.69%) Consultant
6 54 (4.53%) Architect
7 41 (3.44%) Coordinator
8 40 (3.35%) Data Analyst
9 38 (3.19%) IT Manager
10 35 (2.93%) Support Engineer
11 32 (2.68%) IT Analyst
12 28 (2.35%) Java Consultant
12 28 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.18%) Project Coordinator
14 25 (2.10%) Administrator
14 25 (2.10%) IT Support
14 25 (2.10%) Service Analyst
15 24 (2.01%) Delivery Manager
15 24 (2.01%) IT Project Manager
15 24 (2.01%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.60%) HTML
2 25 (2.10%) CSS
2 25 (2.10%) React
3 23 (1.93%) .NET
4 17 (1.42%) Node.js
5 14 (1.17%) XML
6 12 (1.01%) REST
7 10 (0.84%) Shiny
8 9 (0.75%) HTML5
9 8 (0.67%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.67%) WPF
10 7 (0.59%) Middleware
10 7 (0.59%) Sass
10 7 (0.59%) Spring
11 6 (0.50%) COM
11 6 (0.50%) GraphQL
11 6 (0.50%) RESTful
12 5 (0.42%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.42%) CSS3
12 5 (0.42%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
2 55 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 54 (4.53%) User Experience
4 32 (2.68%) Data Structures
5 30 (2.51%) Virtual Team
6 25 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (2.01%) NHS
8 22 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
9 18 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 16 (1.34%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.17%) Legacy Applications
12 13 (1.09%) Legacy Systems
13 12 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 12 (1.01%) Equities
14 11 (0.92%) Social Media
15 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.67%) Digital Media
16 8 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 135 (11.32%) Windows
2 44 (3.69%) Linux
3 34 (2.85%) Windows 10
4 27 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.76%) Android
6 20 (1.68%) Unix
7 14 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 10 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
10 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.59%) Solaris
11 7 (0.59%) VMS
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.42%) AIX
13 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.34%) HPUX
14 4 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (23.39%) Project Management
3 274 (22.97%) Problem-Solving
4 239 (20.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 188 (15.76%) Decision-Making
6 135 (11.32%) Time Management
7 129 (10.81%) Project Delivery
8 98 (8.21%) ITIL
9 92 (7.71%) Analytics
10 91 (7.63%) Migration
11 85 (7.12%) Change Management
12 84 (7.04%) PRINCE2
13 69 (5.78%) Service Delivery
14 64 (5.36%) Collaborative Working
15 63 (5.28%) Risk Management
16 60 (5.03%) Waterfall
17 59 (4.95%) Service Management
18 57 (4.78%) DevOps
19 54 (4.53%) Business Intelligence
19 54 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 89 (7.46%) SQL
2 60 (5.03%) Java
3 51 (4.27%) Python
4 41 (3.44%) JavaScript
5 26 (2.18%) C#
6 22 (1.84%) C
7 20 (1.68%) VBA
8 14 (1.17%) R
9 12 (1.01%) TypeScript
10 11 (0.92%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.75%) C++
12 8 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.59%) PHP
14 6 (0.50%) Ada
14 6 (0.50%) Perl
15 5 (0.42%) ES6
15 5 (0.42%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.34%) ABAP
16 4 (0.34%) LookML
16 4 (0.34%) Rust
Qualifications
1 141 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.71%) Degree
4 34 (2.85%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (1.84%) CCNP
7 22 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.92%) CCDP
11 10 (0.84%) CISSP
11 10 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 9 (0.75%) ACCA
12 9 (0.75%) JNCIP
12 9 (0.75%) MCP
12 9 (0.75%) MCSE
12 9 (0.75%) PMP
13 8 (0.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.95%) PMO
2 59 (4.95%) QA
3 47 (3.94%) SLA
4 26 (2.18%) Data Quality
5 22 (1.84%) GDPR
6 20 (1.68%) Accessibility
7 13 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.59%) IFRS
9 6 (0.50%) Basel III
9 6 (0.50%) COREP
9 6 (0.50%) FINREP
9 6 (0.50%) IFRS 9
9 6 (0.50%) NIST
10 4 (0.34%) HL7
10 4 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.25%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.25%) NCSC
System Software
1 97 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 32 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.34%) OpenAM
4 14 (1.17%) Docker
5 12 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.34%) NFS
8 4 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.25%) XenApp
10 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.17%) Snort
10 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.084%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.01%) SCCM
2 16 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
3 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.59%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.50%) Terraform
6 4 (0.34%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.34%) Nessus
6 4 (0.34%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.17%) MIIS
8 2 (0.17%) Nagios
9 1 (0.084%) Ansible
9 1 (0.084%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.084%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.084%) Netcool
9 1 (0.084%) Opsview
Vendors
1 285 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 61 (5.11%) Oracle
3 57 (4.78%) SAP
4 47 (3.94%) VMware
5 34 (2.85%) Cisco
6 30 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
7 27 (2.26%) ServiceNow
8 25 (2.10%) Adobe
9 23 (1.93%) Citrix
10 16 (1.34%) ForgeRock
10 16 (1.34%) Google
11 13 (1.09%) Dell
11 13 (1.09%) NetApp
11 13 (1.09%) Palo Alto
12 12 (1.01%) Apple
12 12 (1.01%) IBM
13 11 (0.92%) HP
14 10 (0.84%) BT
15 9 (0.75%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.75%) Juniper