Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 224 197 225
Rank change year-on-year -27 +28 -22
Contract jobs citing Organisational Skills 654 689 1,174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.33% 1.27%
As % of the General category 2.24% 2.63% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 347 715
10th Percentile £145 £156 £185
25th Percentile £233 £227 £280
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £380 £425
Median % change year-on-year - -10.59% +6.25%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £538
90th Percentile £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £329 £388
% change year-on-year +6.28% -15.02% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 94 72
10th Percentile £11.33 £16.48 £9.84
25th Percentile £14.00 £21.06 £11.50
Median hourly rate £18.64 £39.50 £16.24
Median % change year-on-year -52.82% +143.26% +8.25%
75th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £21.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £52.78 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £38.32 £15.00
% change year-on-year -51.72% +155.45% +9.09%

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 29,258 26,168 48,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.26% 50.40% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,637 16,967 31,855
10th Percentile £300 £250 £280
25th Percentile £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £582 £575
90th Percentile £690 £675 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £425
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,092 1,086 1,399
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £13.47
Median hourly rate £22.44 £20.00 £18.56
Median % change year-on-year +12.18% +7.76% +3.11%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.29 £38.38
90th Percentile £53.98 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.90 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.02% +5.00% +3.93%

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 9 May 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 9 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Organisational Skills in the UK

Organisational Skills
Top 15 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 9 May 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 -27 525 £400 - 294
UK excluding London +9 325 £350 +6.28% 239
London -48 234 £425 +0.59% 76
Work from Home -130 158 £360 +25.22% 37
North of England +32 89 £245 -23.14% 58
North West +22 65 £230 -22.11% 29
South East +3 64 £410 +19.27% 69
Scotland +8 56 £343 +82.67% 13
Midlands +33 47 £365 +73.81% 44
West Midlands +24 38 £370 +76.19% 25
East of England +19 37 £225 -40.00% 18
South West +7 31 £450 +36.65% 27
Yorkshire +17 24 £458 +36.06% 23
East Midlands +18 9 £265 +75.50% 19
Wales +6 2 £431 +22.01% 9

For the 6 months to 9 May 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.

1 376 (57.49%) Social Skills
2 144 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (21.87%) Analytical Skills
4 129 (19.72%) Project Management
5 126 (19.27%) Problem-Solving
6 123 (18.81%) Finance
7 116 (17.74%) Microsoft
8 95 (14.53%) Decision-Making
9 94 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
10 89 (13.61%) Public Sector
11 80 (12.23%) Time Management
12 75 (11.47%) Security Cleared
13 70 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
14 68 (10.40%) Windows
15 59 (9.02%) SQL
16 52 (7.95%) PRINCE2
16 52 (7.95%) ITIL
17 51 (7.80%) Active Directory
18 50 (7.65%) Project Delivery
19 47 (7.19%) Change Management
19 47 (7.19%) Azure
20 43 (6.57%) SC Cleared
20 43 (6.57%) Microsoft 365
21 41 (6.27%) Migration
22 39 (5.96%) SharePoint
22 39 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
23 38 (5.81%) Waterfall
23 38 (5.81%) Risk Management
24 37 (5.66%) Oracle

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 39 (5.96%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.45%) CMS
3 13 (1.99%) Confluence
4 8 (1.22%) IBM Domino
4 8 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.61%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.61%) WordPress
9 2 (0.31%) Apache
9 2 (0.31%) Drupal
9 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) CICS
10 1 (0.15%) SAS
10 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 89 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 17 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.38%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.92%) Sketch
9 5 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.61%) Adobe XD
10 4 (0.61%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.61%) InVision
11 3 (0.46%) InDesign
12 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.15%) Figma
Business Applications
1 11 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Magento
3 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.46%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.31%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.31%) Maximo
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.15%) Shopify
7 1 (0.15%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.19%) Azure
2 43 (6.57%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (3.06%) Power Platform
4 12 (1.83%) AWS
5 10 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 8 (1.22%) Google Analytics
8 7 (1.07%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.07%) PowerApps
9 6 (0.92%) Power Automate
9 6 (0.92%) SaaS
10 5 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.61%) Azure Logic Apps
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (0.46%) Google Docs
12 3 (0.46%) Smartsheet
13 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 2 (0.31%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.21%) Firewall
2 16 (2.45%) Internet
2 16 (2.45%) WAN
3 13 (1.99%) DNS
4 12 (1.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.68%) LAN
6 9 (1.38%) DHCP
7 8 (1.22%) Network Security
7 8 (1.22%) VPN
8 7 (1.07%) 4G
8 7 (1.07%) IPv4
9 6 (0.92%) Broadband
9 6 (0.92%) Intranet
10 5 (0.76%) ADSL
10 5 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.76%) GSM
10 5 (0.76%) SSL
10 5 (0.76%) VLAN
10 5 (0.76%) VoIP
10 5 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.45%) Power BI
2 14 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.38%) QlikView
4 8 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.07%) Data Mining
5 7 (1.07%) Qlik Sense
6 6 (0.92%) Big Data
6 6 (0.92%) MySQL
7 5 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.76%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.76%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.61%) GIS
9 3 (0.46%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.46%) Tableau
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 36 (5.50%) JIRA
2 9 (1.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.92%) Axure RP
5 4 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.61%) JUnit
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.46%) REST Assured
6 3 (0.46%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.31%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.15%) GitLab
8 1 (0.15%) kappa
8 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 376 (57.49%) Social Skills
2 143 (21.87%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (18.81%) Finance
4 89 (13.61%) Public Sector
5 37 (5.66%) Retail
6 34 (5.20%) Marketing
6 34 (5.20%) Presentation Skills
7 30 (4.59%) Banking
8 22 (3.36%) Telecoms
9 21 (3.21%) Influencing Skills
9 21 (3.21%) Legal
10 20 (3.06%) Local Government
11 15 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (1.53%) Law
13 9 (1.38%) Investment Banking
14 7 (1.07%) Back Office
14 7 (1.07%) Front Office
15 6 (0.92%) Billing
15 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 106 (16.21%) Analyst
2 91 (13.91%) Project Manager
3 37 (5.66%) Business Analyst
4 33 (5.05%) Administrator
5 28 (4.28%) Developer
6 26 (3.98%) Designer
7 21 (3.21%) Architect
8 20 (3.06%) Programme Manager
9 19 (2.91%) Service Analyst
10 17 (2.60%) Coordinator
10 17 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (2.45%) Consultant
12 15 (2.29%) Data Analyst
12 15 (2.29%) Support Engineer
13 14 (2.14%) Change Manager
14 13 (1.99%) Senior Designer
15 12 (1.83%) Support Officer
16 10 (1.53%) Digital Project Manager
17 9 (1.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 9 (1.38%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.06%) HTML
2 18 (2.75%) CSS
3 13 (1.99%) .NET
4 9 (1.38%) React
5 8 (1.22%) HTML5
5 8 (1.22%) REST
5 8 (1.22%) XML
6 7 (1.07%) Flash
6 7 (1.07%) Kafka
7 6 (0.92%) CSS3
7 6 (0.92%) J2EE
7 6 (0.92%) Spring
7 6 (0.92%) Web Services
8 5 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.76%) Django
8 5 (0.76%) Flask
9 4 (0.61%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.61%) JSON
9 4 (0.61%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.89%) User Experience
2 22 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
3 20 (3.06%) NHS
4 16 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.83%) FMCG
6 8 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 8 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (1.07%) PMI
8 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.61%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.61%) Clustering
9 4 (0.61%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.61%) Photography
10 3 (0.46%) Blog
10 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.46%) Fibre Optics
10 3 (0.46%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 68 (10.40%) Windows
2 27 (4.13%) Windows Server
3 23 (3.52%) Windows 10
4 20 (3.06%) Linux
5 14 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.83%) Unix
7 10 (1.53%) Android
8 8 (1.22%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.46%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (19.72%) Project Management
3 126 (19.27%) Problem-Solving
4 95 (14.53%) Decision-Making
5 94 (14.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 80 (12.23%) Time Management
7 52 (7.95%) ITIL
7 52 (7.95%) PRINCE2
8 50 (7.65%) Project Delivery
9 47 (7.19%) Change Management
10 41 (6.27%) Migration
11 39 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (5.81%) Risk Management
12 38 (5.81%) Waterfall
13 34 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (5.20%) Workshop Facilitation
14 29 (4.43%) Analytics
14 29 (4.43%) Service Delivery
15 28 (4.28%) Cybersecurity
15 28 (4.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.02%) SQL
2 31 (4.74%) Python
3 18 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 15 (2.29%) Java
4 15 (2.29%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.29%) VBA
5 10 (1.53%) PHP
5 10 (1.53%) R
6 8 (1.22%) C#
7 6 (0.92%) C
8 5 (0.76%) ES6
8 5 (0.76%) MATLAB
9 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.15%) Java 8
11 1 (0.15%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) Scala
11 1 (0.15%) VB
11 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.74%) Degree
4 18 (2.75%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.99%) PMI Certification
5 13 (1.99%) PMP
6 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.07%) MCSA
10 6 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.76%) APMP
12 4 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.61%) CCNA
12 4 (0.61%) CCNP
12 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.46%) HND
14 2 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.13%) SLA
2 21 (3.21%) PMO
3 14 (2.14%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.83%) QA
5 7 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.76%) GDPR
7 4 (0.61%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 3 (0.46%) COBIT
8 3 (0.46%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.46%) HL7
8 3 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.31%) Good Clinical Practice
9 2 (0.31%) GxP
9 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.31%) NIST
9 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.15%) DICOM
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 51 (7.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.76%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.76%) Docker
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.46%) XenApp
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.31%) NFS
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) HDFS
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (1.07%) SCCM
2 3 (0.46%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.31%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.15%) Ansible
4 1 (0.15%) CASB
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.15%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.15%) Terraform
4 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 37 (5.66%) Oracle
3 35 (5.35%) Adobe
4 29 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (4.13%) Citrix
6 19 (2.91%) VMware
7 18 (2.75%) SAP
8 14 (2.14%) Google
9 13 (1.99%) Splunk
10 11 (1.68%) Cisco
11 8 (1.22%) ServiceNow
11 8 (1.22%) Xerox
12 6 (0.92%) Tanium
13 5 (0.76%) Centrify
13 5 (0.76%) hybris
13 5 (0.76%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.61%) Apple
14 4 (0.61%) Fortinet
14 4 (0.61%) Mitel
14 4 (0.61%) Red Hat