Period
to 17 September 2021

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 17 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.

Presentation Skills
UK
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 176 136
Rank change year-on-year +73 -40 +29
Contract jobs citing Presentation Skills 1,925 476 1,783
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.43% 1.58% 1.99%
As % of the General category 4.55% 2.97% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 272 973
10th Percentile £338 £271 £265
25th Percentile £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% -0.53% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £665 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +10.24% -5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 22
10th Percentile £14.54 £18.98 "
25th Percentile £28.55 £22.63 £10.60
Median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.00% +212.50% -56.76%
75th Percentile £58.02 £51.00 £23.36
90th Percentile £74.99 £53.75 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £49.25 £11.36
% change year-on-year -18.78% +333.44% -71.23%

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 42,316 16,046 46,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.33% 53.23% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,441 10,789 30,046
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% - +5.44%
75th Percentile £622 £589 £575
90th Percentile £711 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,377 573 1,519
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +14.70% +9.60%
75th Percentile £41.82 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.39 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +1.04%

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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Presentation Skills in the UK

Presentation 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 Presentation Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +77 1,630 £500 +5.26% 387
London +67 975 £550 +7.32% 183
UK excluding London +49 647 £469 +10.24% 217
Work from Home +2 503 £500 -1.23% 62
South East +40 242 £475 +5.56% 50
Midlands -16 121 £425 -2.86% 40
North of England +9 101 £438 -3.31% 45
West Midlands -11 96 £465 +9.41% 24
South West +9 68 £450 +4.17% 27
North West -5 59 £450 -10.00% 27
East of England -15 49 £500 +50.60% 38
Scotland -32 49 £419 +52.83% 12
Yorkshire -21 30 £431 +1.47% 14
East Midlands -24 25 £413 -8.33% 16
Wales -17 13 £570 +37.35% 5
North East -7 12 £336 -25.33% 4
Northern Ireland -5 4 £400 +150.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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 1,401 (72.78%) Social Skills
2 859 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
3 727 (37.77%) Finance
4 405 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
5 402 (20.88%) Project Management
6 391 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 367 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
8 353 (18.34%) Azure
9 290 (15.06%) Microsoft
10 289 (15.01%) Degree
11 273 (14.18%) SQL
12 256 (13.30%) Analytics
13 211 (10.96%) Decision-Making
14 209 (10.86%) DevOps
15 200 (10.39%) Scrum
16 198 (10.29%) JIRA
17 193 (10.03%) Python
18 190 (9.87%) Project Delivery
19 189 (9.82%) Security Cleared
20 186 (9.66%) Change Management
21 185 (9.61%) AWS
22 172 (8.94%) Migration
22 172 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
23 163 (8.47%) JavaScript
24 162 (8.42%) SC Cleared
25 159 (8.26%) Java
26 155 (8.05%) Marketing
27 141 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
28 139 (7.22%) Business Analysis
29 137 (7.12%) SAP

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 95 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.57%) Confluence
3 45 (2.34%) Apache Spark
4 30 (1.56%) CMS
5 24 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 24 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
5 24 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (1.09%) Apache
7 18 (0.94%) Jupyter
8 13 (0.68%) SAS
9 9 (0.47%) Luigi
10 7 (0.36%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.21%) IIS
11 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.16%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.16%) CICS
12 3 (0.16%) Drupal
12 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (7.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
3 105 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 54 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 43 (2.23%) Microsoft Project
6 25 (1.30%) Sketch
7 20 (1.04%) InVision
8 14 (0.73%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.36%) Figma
12 6 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
12 6 (0.31%) Adobe XD
12 6 (0.31%) Camtasia
13 5 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (0.26%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.21%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.21%) Zeplin
15 3 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 16 (0.83%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.62%) SAP MM
6 9 (0.47%) Oracle SCM
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 7 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.26%) Endur
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.26%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.26%) SAP SCM
9 5 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
10 4 (0.21%) Maximo
10 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 353 (18.34%) Azure
2 185 (9.61%) AWS
3 97 (5.04%) Power Platform
4 67 (3.48%) Serverless
5 58 (3.01%) SaaS
6 55 (2.86%) Microsoft 365
7 50 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
8 48 (2.49%) GCP
9 43 (2.23%) GitHub
10 40 (2.08%) PaaS
11 39 (2.03%) Azure Functions
12 24 (1.25%) IaaS
13 23 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
14 21 (1.09%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 17 (0.88%) PowerApps
16 16 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
19 12 (0.62%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 12 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.55%) Firewall
2 34 (1.77%) LAN
3 33 (1.71%) WAN
4 32 (1.66%) Network Security
5 30 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.35%) Internet
7 20 (1.04%) Ethernet
8 19 (0.99%) DNS
9 15 (0.78%) SD-WAN
9 15 (0.78%) SSL
9 15 (0.78%) VPN
9 15 (0.78%) Wireless
10 14 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.68%) 5G
11 13 (0.68%) SMS
12 12 (0.62%) Skype
13 11 (0.57%) 3G
13 11 (0.57%) IPsec
14 10 (0.52%) Intranet
14 10 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 82 (4.26%) Big Data
3 77 (4.00%) Power BI
4 76 (3.95%) SQL Server
5 60 (3.12%) Relational Database
6 57 (2.96%) Hadoop
7 54 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 42 (2.18%) Data Lake
9 39 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (1.82%) Metadata
11 34 (1.77%) BusinessObjects
12 28 (1.45%) Tableau
13 26 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
14 25 (1.30%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.14%) QlikView
15 22 (1.14%) Redis
16 21 (1.09%) Data Mining
17 17 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 17 (0.88%) MySQL
17 17 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 198 (10.29%) JIRA
2 90 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 51 (2.65%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.56%) GitLab
5 28 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.14%) JUnit
6 22 (1.14%) Mockito
7 20 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
8 19 (0.99%) Eclipse
9 18 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 16 (0.83%) Subversion
11 15 (0.78%) NetBeans
12 14 (0.73%) Selenium
13 13 (0.68%) Postman
14 11 (0.57%) Maven
15 8 (0.42%) Axure RP
16 7 (0.36%) Cypress.io
16 7 (0.36%) kappa
16 7 (0.36%) Mocha
16 7 (0.36%) Sinon.JS
General
1 1,401 (72.78%) Social Skills
2 727 (37.77%) Finance
3 367 (19.06%) Analytical Skills
4 155 (8.05%) Marketing
5 119 (6.18%) Influencing Skills
6 117 (6.08%) Retail
7 113 (5.87%) Banking
8 88 (4.57%) Telecoms
9 85 (4.42%) Public Sector
10 74 (3.84%) Documentation Skills
11 69 (3.58%) Organisational Skills
12 61 (3.17%) Legal
13 54 (2.81%) Automotive
14 40 (2.08%) Manufacturing
15 31 (1.61%) Front Office
16 26 (1.35%) Publishing
17 25 (1.30%) Law
18 23 (1.19%) Billing
18 23 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
19 22 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 329 (17.09%) Analyst
2 247 (12.83%) Project Manager
3 241 (12.52%) Architect
4 194 (10.08%) Business Analyst
5 163 (8.47%) Developer
6 158 (8.21%) Consultant
7 95 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 66 (3.43%) Designer
9 63 (3.27%) IT Manager
10 57 (2.96%) Data Architect
11 49 (2.55%) IT Project Manager
12 48 (2.49%) Data Analyst
12 48 (2.49%) Data Engineer
13 47 (2.44%) Azure Engineer
14 41 (2.13%) Transformation Consultant
15 40 (2.08%) Change Consultant
16 38 (1.97%) DevOps Engineer
17 37 (1.92%) Azure Architect
17 37 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
17 37 (1.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.30%) .NET
2 79 (4.10%) CSS
2 79 (4.10%) HTML
3 61 (3.17%) React
3 61 (3.17%) Web Services
4 57 (2.96%) Node.js
5 48 (2.49%) REST
6 42 (2.18%) Kafka
7 38 (1.97%) SOAP
8 34 (1.77%) J2EE
9 33 (1.71%) RESTful
10 31 (1.61%) XML
11 28 (1.45%) HTML5
12 24 (1.25%) CSS3
13 23 (1.19%) JSON
14 22 (1.14%) Spring
15 20 (1.04%) .NET Core
16 19 (0.99%) .NET Framework
16 19 (0.99%) Spring Boot
17 17 (0.88%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.91%) Self-Motivation
2 117 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 101 (5.25%) User Experience
4 85 (4.42%) Virtual Team
5 53 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.65%) Cloud Native
7 45 (2.34%) Social Media
8 42 (2.18%) Algorithms
9 35 (1.82%) Renewable Energy
9 35 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
10 34 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.71%) Mobile App
12 26 (1.35%) Public Cloud
13 24 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
13 24 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 22 (1.14%) NHS
15 19 (0.99%) FMCG
15 19 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
17 15 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 128 (6.65%) Windows
2 88 (4.57%) Linux
3 32 (1.66%) Unix
4 28 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.19%) Android
6 19 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 11 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.36%) Solaris
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.16%) VMS
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.10%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.052%) CentOS
13 1 (0.052%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (21.04%) Problem-Solving
3 402 (20.88%) Project Management
4 391 (20.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 256 (13.30%) Analytics
6 211 (10.96%) Decision-Making
7 209 (10.86%) DevOps
8 200 (10.39%) Scrum
9 190 (9.87%) Project Delivery
10 186 (9.66%) Change Management
11 172 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
11 172 (8.94%) Migration
12 139 (7.22%) Business Analysis
13 136 (7.06%) Waterfall
14 130 (6.75%) Computer Science
15 122 (6.34%) Data Analysis
16 120 (6.23%) Business Case
17 114 (5.92%) Workshop Facilitation
18 110 (5.71%) Data Modelling
19 108 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 273 (14.18%) SQL
2 193 (10.03%) Python
3 163 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 159 (8.26%) Java
5 80 (4.16%) C#
6 44 (2.29%) C++
7 42 (2.18%) R
8 41 (2.13%) C
9 32 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 29 (1.51%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.35%) Scala
12 25 (1.30%) VBA
13 22 (1.14%) TypeScript
14 19 (0.99%) Go
15 17 (0.88%) Java 8
16 16 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 15 (0.78%) GLSL
17 15 (0.78%) HLSL
18 12 (0.62%) Java 11
19 11 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 289 (15.01%) Degree
2 189 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 162 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 63 (3.27%) PMP
5 46 (2.39%) PMI Certification
6 39 (2.03%) Master's Degree
7 34 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 28 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.30%) ISEB
10 24 (1.25%) DV Cleared
11 21 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
12 20 (1.04%) CISSP
13 16 (0.83%) CEH
14 15 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.73%) CCNP
16 13 (0.68%) CCNA
17 12 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 11 (0.57%) ISTQB
18 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (0.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.56%) PMO
2 58 (3.01%) QA
3 57 (2.96%) Data Quality
4 50 (2.60%) GDPR
5 29 (1.51%) Accessibility
6 15 (0.78%) SLA
7 12 (0.62%) GRC
8 10 (0.52%) COBIT
9 9 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.31%) NIST
11 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.26%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.16%) GxP
14 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.16%) SEPA
14 3 (0.16%) WCAG
15 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (3.95%) Docker
2 60 (3.12%) Active Directory
3 37 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.36%) HDFS
4 7 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.16%) vSphere
8 1 (0.052%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.052%) Firmware
8 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.052%) KVM
8 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.052%) XenApp
8 1 (0.052%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (4.10%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.27%) Terraform
3 46 (2.39%) Ansible
4 14 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (0.73%) Puppet
5 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (0.62%) SCCM
7 11 (0.57%) Grafana
8 10 (0.52%) HP ALM
9 9 (0.47%) Kibana
9 9 (0.47%) Mesos
10 8 (0.42%) Packer
11 6 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.31%) Istio
11 6 (0.31%) Oozie
12 4 (0.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 4 (0.21%) Control-M
12 4 (0.21%) RSA Archer
13 3 (0.16%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 290 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.12%) SAP
3 128 (6.65%) Oracle
4 96 (4.99%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (3.74%) Adobe
6 48 (2.49%) Cisco
7 47 (2.44%) Databricks
8 44 (2.29%) Google
9 40 (2.08%) VMware
10 32 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 29 (1.51%) Alteryx
12 27 (1.40%) Splunk
13 26 (1.35%) MuleSoft
14 25 (1.30%) Informatica
15 24 (1.25%) BiZZdesign
15 24 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
16 19 (0.99%) IBM
16 19 (0.99%) Pega
17 17 (0.88%) HP
18 16 (0.83%) Red Hat