Period
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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Presentation Skills in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Presentation Skills over the 6 months to 24 May 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.

Presentation Skills
UK
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 106 127 138
Rank change year-on-year +21 +11 -9
Contract jobs citing Presentation Skills 2,103 1,197 915
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.40% 2.05% 1.90%
As % of the General category 4.25% 3.88% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,321 776 471
10th Percentile £350 £331 £263
25th Percentile £440 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £487 £466
Median % change year-on-year +7.77% +4.53% -1.63%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £571
90th Percentile £738 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.26% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 23
10th Percentile £17.00 £10.71 £16.50
25th Percentile £27.50 £17.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate £36.83 £27.73 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year +32.82% -7.57% +14.29%
75th Percentile £45.56 £47.50 £51.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.75 £54.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £23.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +78.72% -7.84% -2.86%

Presentation 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 49,516 30,825 24,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.54% 52.86% 51.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,355 20,611 15,946
10th Percentile £323 £300 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,406 1,132 1,012
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.40 £43.75 £40.52
90th Percentile £59.19 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.46 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.42% - +5.56%

Presentation Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation Skills
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Presentation Skills over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Presentation Skills over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation Skills
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Presentation Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 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 +26 1,836 £525 +5.00% 236
London +42 1,145 £550 +1.85% 88
Work from Home +23 854 £520 +9.47% 85
UK excluding London 0 650 £490 +8.89% 157
South East -19 184 £500 +5.26% 40
Midlands -16 134 £500 +17.65% 38
South West +18 108 £520 +30.00% 20
West Midlands -24 108 £525 +26.13% 27
North of England -35 96 £425 -6.08% 23
East of England +3 66 £538 +11.11% 21
North West -30 57 £425 -6.08% 12
Scotland +12 56 £425 - 13
Yorkshire -8 39 £400 -15.79% 11
East Midlands -17 27 £475 +11.76% 11
Wales -16 8 £450 -27.42% 3
Northern Ireland -5 6 £155 -61.25% 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Presentation 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 Presentation Skills.

1 1,551 (73.75%) Social Skills
2 808 (38.42%) Finance
3 795 (37.80%) Agile
4 418 (19.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 412 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
6 400 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
7 398 (18.93%) Microsoft
8 392 (18.64%) Project Management
9 321 (15.26%) Azure
10 265 (12.60%) Degree
11 263 (12.51%) DevOps
12 246 (11.70%) Scrum
13 234 (11.13%) Security Cleared
14 227 (10.79%) Renewable Energy
15 218 (10.37%) Analytics
15 218 (10.37%) Project Delivery
16 217 (10.32%) AWS
17 207 (9.84%) Decision-Making
18 199 (9.46%) Banking
19 188 (8.94%) SC Cleared
20 185 (8.80%) Python
20 185 (8.80%) Migration
21 184 (8.75%) Influencing Skills
21 184 (8.75%) CI/CD
22 180 (8.56%) Business Analysis
23 179 (8.51%) JIRA
24 169 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
24 169 (8.04%) SQL
25 159 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
25 159 (7.56%) Risk Management

Presentation 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 86 (4.09%) Confluence
1 86 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.19%) CMS
3 24 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.62%) SAS
5 11 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.52%) JBoss
6 8 (0.38%) Apache
7 7 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.33%) nginx
7 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.29%) Apache Pulsar
8 6 (0.29%) IIS
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle 9iAS
8 6 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (0.19%) Drupal
10 4 (0.19%) FileNet
Applications
1 159 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
3 128 (6.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 101 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 10 (0.48%) InVision
9 9 (0.43%) Sketch
10 8 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.38%) SPSS
11 6 (0.29%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.29%) Zeplin
12 5 (0.24%) Open Workbench
13 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.14%) Stata
14 2 (0.095%) FreeHand
14 2 (0.095%) InDesign
15 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 28 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
4 22 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.43%) Endur
8 8 (0.38%) Aligne
8 8 (0.38%) CA PPM
8 8 (0.38%) SAP SD
8 8 (0.38%) Shopify
8 8 (0.38%) Workfront
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
11 4 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
12 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.14%) SAP EWM
12 3 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 321 (15.26%) Azure
2 217 (10.32%) AWS
3 131 (6.23%) Power Platform
4 86 (4.09%) GCP
5 67 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
6 62 (2.95%) GitHub
7 56 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
8 48 (2.28%) SaaS
9 33 (1.57%) Google Analytics
10 26 (1.24%) Serverless
11 25 (1.19%) Google Data Studio
11 25 (1.19%) IaaS
12 23 (1.09%) Power Automate
13 22 (1.05%) Figma
13 22 (1.05%) PowerApps
14 21 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (0.95%) Azure Logic Apps
15 20 (0.95%) PaaS
16 19 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
17 17 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 51 (2.43%) Ethernet
3 26 (1.24%) Network Security
4 20 (0.95%) Firewall
5 19 (0.90%) DNS
5 19 (0.90%) Internet
5 19 (0.90%) WAN
6 14 (0.67%) VoLTE
7 12 (0.57%) FTP
7 12 (0.57%) HTTP
7 12 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.52%) SAN
9 10 (0.48%) SD-WAN
9 10 (0.48%) VoIP
10 8 (0.38%) LAN
11 7 (0.33%) VPN
12 6 (0.29%) DHCP
12 6 (0.29%) Intranet
12 6 (0.29%) MPLS
12 6 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.52%) Power BI
2 62 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (2.76%) SQL Server
4 52 (2.47%) Big Data
5 33 (1.57%) BigQuery
5 33 (1.57%) Metadata
6 31 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 31 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 28 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
8 27 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.14%) Data Lake
10 24 (1.14%) Tableau
11 22 (1.05%) Looker
12 18 (0.86%) MySQL
12 18 (0.86%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
13 17 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
13 17 (0.81%) Neo4j
14 14 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 179 (8.51%) JIRA
2 69 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 55 (2.62%) Visual Studio
4 52 (2.47%) Eclipse
5 33 (1.57%) GitLab
6 30 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 20 (0.95%) NetBeans
8 12 (0.57%) Maven
9 11 (0.52%) Selenium
10 10 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.43%) SonarQube
12 8 (0.38%) Subversion
13 7 (0.33%) JUnit
13 7 (0.33%) Postman
13 7 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
14 6 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.29%) Axure RP
14 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 6 (0.29%) Cucumber
General
1 1,551 (73.75%) Social Skills
2 808 (38.42%) Finance
3 412 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
4 199 (9.46%) Banking
5 184 (8.75%) Influencing Skills
6 150 (7.13%) Public Sector
7 136 (6.47%) Retail
8 112 (5.33%) Marketing
9 109 (5.18%) Telecoms
10 99 (4.71%) Organisational Skills
11 96 (4.56%) Legal
12 64 (3.04%) Investment Banking
13 48 (2.28%) Documentation Skills
14 41 (1.95%) Manufacturing
15 39 (1.85%) Law
16 34 (1.62%) Automotive
17 28 (1.33%) Aerospace
18 24 (1.14%) Billing
19 23 (1.09%) Front Office
19 23 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 505 (24.01%) Analyst
2 295 (14.03%) Business Analyst
3 245 (11.65%) Project Manager
4 209 (9.94%) Architect
5 144 (6.85%) Consultant
6 101 (4.80%) Developer
7 87 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (3.28%) IT Manager
9 64 (3.04%) Designer
10 56 (2.66%) Senior Analyst
11 54 (2.57%) Data Analyst
12 44 (2.09%) Delivery Manager
13 42 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
14 40 (1.90%) UX Designer
15 38 (1.81%) Senior Business Analyst
16 37 (1.76%) Service Analyst
17 36 (1.71%) Data Architect
18 35 (1.66%) IT Analyst
18 35 (1.66%) UI Designer
19 34 (1.62%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.95%) .NET
2 76 (3.61%) HTML
3 55 (2.62%) CSS
4 52 (2.47%) React
5 46 (2.19%) Node.js
6 44 (2.09%) Web Services
7 41 (1.95%) REST
8 38 (1.81%) Kafka
9 26 (1.24%) Middleware
10 24 (1.14%) HTML5
11 22 (1.05%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.05%) AngularJS
12 20 (0.95%) ActiveX
12 20 (0.95%) DirectX
12 20 (0.95%) JSON
12 20 (0.95%) MFC
12 20 (0.95%) OpenGL
12 20 (0.95%) Qt
13 19 (0.90%) XML
14 17 (0.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 227 (10.79%) Renewable Energy
2 127 (6.04%) User Experience
3 99 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 93 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 83 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 83 (3.95%) Virtual Team
6 52 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 37 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 27 (1.28%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.24%) NHS
9 26 (1.24%) PMI
10 25 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.76%) CMDB
13 16 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (0.76%) Social Media
14 15 (0.71%) Derivative
14 15 (0.71%) Legacy Systems
15 14 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 144 (6.85%) Windows
2 126 (5.99%) Linux
3 40 (1.90%) Unix
4 35 (1.66%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.86%) Android
7 15 (0.71%) Solaris
8 14 (0.67%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.33%) VMS
9 7 (0.33%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.19%) AIX
11 4 (0.19%) HPUX
12 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.048%) CentOS
13 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.048%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 795 (37.80%) Agile
2 418 (19.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 400 (19.02%) Problem-Solving
4 392 (18.64%) Project Management
5 263 (12.51%) DevOps
6 246 (11.70%) Scrum
7 218 (10.37%) Analytics
7 218 (10.37%) Project Delivery
8 207 (9.84%) Decision-Making
9 185 (8.80%) Migration
10 184 (8.75%) CI/CD
11 180 (8.56%) Business Analysis
12 169 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
13 159 (7.56%) Risk Management
14 151 (7.18%) Change Management
15 142 (6.75%) ITIL
16 134 (6.37%) Visualisation
17 133 (6.32%) Workshop Facilitation
18 131 (6.23%) User Stories
19 127 (6.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 185 (8.80%) Python
2 169 (8.04%) SQL
3 138 (6.56%) Java
4 110 (5.23%) C#
5 101 (4.80%) JavaScript
6 63 (3.00%) C++
7 55 (2.62%) C
8 50 (2.38%) R
9 40 (1.90%) PowerShell
10 33 (1.57%) TypeScript
11 28 (1.33%) Bash
12 20 (0.95%) GLSL
12 20 (0.95%) HLSL
13 17 (0.81%) Go
14 16 (0.76%) Scala
15 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.67%) PHP
17 10 (0.48%) Ruby
17 10 (0.48%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 265 (12.60%) Degree
2 234 (11.13%) Security Cleared
3 188 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.14%) PMI Certification
5 61 (2.90%) PMP
6 29 (1.38%) CISSP
7 27 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 25 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (1.00%) CISA
11 21 (1.00%) CISM
12 20 (0.95%) ISEB
13 19 (0.90%) Master's Degree
14 18 (0.86%) DV Cleared
15 17 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
16 15 (0.71%) PhD
17 14 (0.67%) IIBA
18 13 (0.62%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.42%) PMO
2 88 (4.18%) QA
3 62 (2.95%) Data Quality
4 57 (2.71%) GDPR
5 33 (1.57%) Accessibility
6 32 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (1.47%) NIST
8 29 (1.38%) SLA
9 13 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.57%) COBIT
11 11 (0.52%) GRC
12 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.48%) WCAG
13 9 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.38%) MiFID
15 6 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
15 6 (0.29%) GxP
15 6 (0.29%) ISO 20022
15 6 (0.29%) NCSC
16 5 (0.24%) SOC 2
System Software
1 56 (2.66%) Docker
2 54 (2.57%) Active Directory
3 32 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.24%) HDFS
9 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.095%) Firmware
10 2 (0.095%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.095%) vSphere
11 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.048%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.048%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.048%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 74 (3.52%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.00%) Terraform
3 27 (1.28%) Ansible
4 15 (0.71%) SCCM
5 10 (0.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 10 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.33%) Grafana
8 6 (0.29%) Kibana
8 6 (0.29%) QRadar
9 5 (0.24%) Puppet
9 5 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.19%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.19%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.19%) Packer
10 4 (0.19%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.14%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.14%) Oozie
Vendors
1 398 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 119 (5.66%) SAP
3 112 (5.33%) Oracle
4 90 (4.28%) Google
5 66 (3.14%) ServiceNow
6 57 (2.71%) VMware
7 56 (2.66%) Adobe
8 37 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 27 (1.28%) Databricks
10 26 (1.24%) Cisco
11 20 (0.95%) Citrix
11 20 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 18 (0.86%) IBM
13 17 (0.81%) Informatica
13 17 (0.81%) MuleSoft
14 14 (0.67%) Teradata
15 13 (0.62%) Remedy
16 12 (0.57%) Splunk
17 11 (0.52%) Atlassian
17 11 (0.52%) CA Agile Central