Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 179 125
Rank change year-on-year +73 -54 +37
Contract jobs citing Presentation Skills 2,088 586 1,657
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 1.57% 2.04%
As % of the General category 4.38% 3.00% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,388 358 927
10th Percentile £350 £299 £280
25th Percentile £431 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £738 £675 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £431 £450
% change year-on-year +10.14% -4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 29
10th Percentile £14.45 £19.80 £10.60
25th Percentile £21.04 £28.13 £13.25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £50.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +150.00% -50.00%
75th Percentile £63.00 £53.13 £29.75
90th Percentile £79.00 £56.60 £55.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £50.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -54.00% +212.50% -60.00%

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 47,657 19,563 41,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.27% 52.52% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,641 13,224 26,835
10th Percentile £310 £263 £250
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.71%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,434 732 1,490
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.26
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.14
Median hourly rate £19.51 £22.50 £18.89
Median % change year-on-year -13.29% +19.13% +3.88%
75th Percentile £43.00 £43.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £58.68 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.34 £21.05 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +20.29% -

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +79 1,774 £538 +16.22% 470
London +76 1,111 £575 +15.00% 218
UK excluding London +37 658 £475 +10.14% 273
Work from Home -11 536 £500 - 84
South East +18 215 £475 +5.56% 66
Midlands -14 146 £505 +16.99% 49
West Midlands -31 108 £505 +18.71% 30
North of England -23 87 £445 +4.71% 71
South West +12 74 £475 +5.56% 31
Scotland -13 70 £406 +39.37% 21
East of England -7 62 £500 +47.06% 28
North West -22 50 £496 -0.83% 42
East Midlands -16 38 £506 +12.50% 18
Yorkshire -25 31 £425 +6.25% 20
North East -7 6 £380 -10.59% 9
Wales -23 5 £570 - 5
Northern Ireland -12 1 £400 +146.91% 2

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1,563 (74.86%) Social Skills
2 960 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 822 (39.37%) Finance
4 411 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 407 (19.49%) Project Management
5 407 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
6 405 (19.40%) Azure
7 372 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
8 336 (16.09%) Microsoft
9 303 (14.51%) Degree
10 279 (13.36%) Analytics
11 274 (13.12%) SQL
12 247 (11.83%) Scrum
12 247 (11.83%) DevOps
13 229 (10.97%) JIRA
14 217 (10.39%) Decision-Making
15 202 (9.67%) Python
16 201 (9.63%) AWS
17 191 (9.15%) Change Management
17 191 (9.15%) Project Delivery
18 190 (9.10%) Migration
19 184 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
20 182 (8.72%) JavaScript
20 182 (8.72%) Security Cleared
21 162 (7.76%) Banking
22 156 (7.47%) SC Cleared
23 152 (7.28%) Java
24 150 (7.18%) Marketing
25 149 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
26 143 (6.85%) Oracle

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 (4.55%) Confluence
1 95 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.48%) CMS
4 24 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 22 (1.05%) SAS
6 19 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 13 (0.62%) Apache
8 12 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (0.38%) Luigi
10 7 (0.34%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.29%) IIS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.14%) CICS
14 3 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.096%) Appian
Applications
1 124 (5.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 85 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 47 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 45 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (1.15%) Sketch
7 19 (0.91%) InVision
8 17 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.67%) Figma
10 13 (0.62%) Photoshop
11 11 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (0.48%) Camtasia
13 7 (0.34%) Adobe XD
13 7 (0.34%) Open Workbench
14 6 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
15 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
15 5 (0.24%) FrameMaker
16 4 (0.19%) SPSS
17 3 (0.14%) UserZoom
17 3 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 34 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 20 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.38%) Endur
5 8 (0.38%) SAP MM
6 7 (0.34%) Aligne
6 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.24%) VisionPLUS
9 4 (0.19%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
9 4 (0.19%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 405 (19.40%) Azure
2 201 (9.63%) AWS
3 119 (5.70%) Power Platform
4 71 (3.40%) Microsoft 365
5 66 (3.16%) GitHub
6 63 (3.02%) GCP
7 59 (2.83%) Serverless
8 57 (2.73%) SaaS
9 48 (2.30%) Dynamics 365
10 44 (2.11%) PaaS
11 35 (1.68%) Azure Functions
12 33 (1.58%) IaaS
13 28 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
14 26 (1.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 23 (1.10%) PowerApps
16 22 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
17 18 (0.86%) Power Automate
18 17 (0.81%) GitHub Actions
18 17 (0.81%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.68%) Firewall
2 38 (1.82%) WAN
3 34 (1.63%) Network Security
4 32 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 30 (1.44%) DNS
6 29 (1.39%) LAN
7 23 (1.10%) Ethernet
7 23 (1.10%) Internet
8 17 (0.81%) SSL
8 17 (0.81%) Wireless
9 15 (0.72%) VPN
10 14 (0.67%) DHCP
11 13 (0.62%) SMS
11 13 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (0.57%) SAN
13 11 (0.53%) Skype
14 10 (0.48%) SD-WAN
15 9 (0.43%) IPsec
15 9 (0.43%) WLAN
16 8 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (4.74%) Power BI
1 99 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
3 92 (4.41%) Big Data
4 70 (3.35%) Relational Database
5 55 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 48 (2.30%) Metadata
7 47 (2.25%) Tableau
8 46 (2.20%) NoSQL
9 43 (2.06%) Data Lake
10 39 (1.87%) MongoDB
11 35 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 34 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
12 34 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (1.48%) Oracle Database
14 27 (1.29%) Data Mining
15 26 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 25 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
17 20 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
18 18 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 229 (10.97%) JIRA
2 95 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 37 (1.77%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.20%) GitLab
4 25 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 23 (1.10%) JUnit
6 21 (1.01%) PowerDesigner
7 20 (0.96%) Mockito
8 19 (0.91%) Postman
9 17 (0.81%) Eclipse
9 17 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
10 14 (0.67%) JMeter
10 14 (0.67%) NetBeans
10 14 (0.67%) SonarQube
10 14 (0.67%) Subversion
11 12 (0.57%) Maven
12 11 (0.53%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.48%) Selenium
14 9 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
15 7 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 1,563 (74.86%) Social Skills
2 822 (39.37%) Finance
3 372 (17.82%) Analytical Skills
4 162 (7.76%) Banking
5 150 (7.18%) Marketing
6 131 (6.27%) Influencing Skills
7 128 (6.13%) Retail
8 107 (5.12%) Public Sector
9 86 (4.12%) Telecoms
10 83 (3.98%) Legal
11 81 (3.88%) Documentation Skills
12 74 (3.54%) Organisational Skills
13 46 (2.20%) Automotive
13 46 (2.20%) Front Office
14 38 (1.82%) Investment Banking
15 31 (1.48%) Law
16 30 (1.44%) Manufacturing
17 25 (1.20%) Publishing
18 21 (1.01%) Aerospace
19 20 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 366 (17.53%) Analyst
2 290 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 235 (11.25%) Architect
4 220 (10.54%) Business Analyst
5 182 (8.72%) Developer
6 169 (8.09%) Consultant
7 102 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 78 (3.74%) IT Manager
9 76 (3.64%) Designer
10 66 (3.16%) IT Project Manager
11 64 (3.07%) Data Engineer
12 49 (2.35%) Transformation Consultant
13 48 (2.30%) Change Consultant
14 46 (2.20%) Data Analyst
15 44 (2.11%) Data Architect
16 41 (1.96%) Azure Engineer
17 39 (1.87%) Business Manager
18 38 (1.82%) Infrastructure Manager
19 37 (1.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
20 35 (1.68%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.23%) .NET
2 102 (4.89%) HTML
3 88 (4.21%) CSS
4 84 (4.02%) React
5 78 (3.74%) Web Services
6 62 (2.97%) Kafka
7 49 (2.35%) Node.js
8 47 (2.25%) REST
9 46 (2.20%) XML
10 42 (2.01%) HTML5
10 42 (2.01%) RESTful
11 35 (1.68%) .NET Framework
12 34 (1.63%) CSS3
13 29 (1.39%) JSON
13 29 (1.39%) SOAP
14 28 (1.34%) J2EE
15 24 (1.15%) AngularJS
16 22 (1.05%) .NET Core
16 22 (1.05%) Spring
17 19 (0.91%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 149 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 132 (6.32%) User Experience
3 112 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 83 (3.98%) Renewable Energy
5 76 (3.64%) Virtual Team
6 64 (3.07%) Data Centre
7 56 (2.68%) Cloud Native
8 39 (1.87%) Mobile App
9 36 (1.72%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.48%) Social Media
11 28 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
11 28 (1.34%) NHS
12 27 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.15%) Algorithms
15 22 (1.05%) Data Structures
16 21 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
17 19 (0.91%) Derivative
17 19 (0.91%) Fixed Income
17 19 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.85%) Windows
2 92 (4.41%) Linux
3 45 (2.16%) Unix
4 40 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 20 (0.96%) Android
6 16 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 13 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.48%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.34%) Solaris
10 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.29%) VMS
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 960 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (19.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 407 (19.49%) Problem-Solving
3 407 (19.49%) Project Management
4 279 (13.36%) Analytics
5 247 (11.83%) DevOps
5 247 (11.83%) Scrum
6 217 (10.39%) Decision-Making
7 191 (9.15%) Change Management
7 191 (9.15%) Project Delivery
8 190 (9.10%) Migration
9 184 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
10 141 (6.75%) Business Analysis
11 138 (6.61%) Computer Science
12 137 (6.56%) PRINCE2
13 136 (6.51%) Waterfall
14 130 (6.23%) Data Modelling
15 123 (5.89%) Continuous Improvement
16 121 (5.80%) Data Analysis
17 118 (5.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.12%) SQL
2 202 (9.67%) Python
3 182 (8.72%) JavaScript
4 152 (7.28%) Java
5 94 (4.50%) C#
6 59 (2.83%) C
7 42 (2.01%) TypeScript
8 41 (1.96%) C++
9 36 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 34 (1.63%) R
10 34 (1.63%) Scala
11 27 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.10%) Go
14 19 (0.91%) Java 8
15 15 (0.72%) Java 11
16 14 (0.67%) GLSL
16 14 (0.67%) HLSL
17 12 (0.57%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 303 (14.51%) Degree
2 182 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 156 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.78%) PMP
5 56 (2.68%) PMI Certification
6 43 (2.06%) Master's Degree
7 38 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
8 29 (1.39%) CISSP
8 29 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 27 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
10 19 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (0.86%) ISEB
11 18 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (0.81%) CEH
13 16 (0.77%) CCNP
13 16 (0.77%) CISM
14 14 (0.67%) CCNA
14 14 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.62%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (5.08%) PMO
2 74 (3.54%) QA
3 63 (3.02%) Data Quality
4 61 (2.92%) GDPR
5 31 (1.48%) Accessibility
6 20 (0.96%) NIST
7 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
9 13 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 12 (0.57%) SLA
11 10 (0.48%) COBIT
12 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.38%) GRC
14 6 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
15 3 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.14%) GxP
15 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.096%) HIPAA
16 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
16 2 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (4.12%) Docker
2 65 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 46 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.53%) HDFS
5 11 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.14%) vSphere
8 2 (0.096%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 1 (0.048%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.048%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.048%) KVM
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.048%) vCloud
9 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.048%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.048%) XenApp
9 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 100 (4.79%) Kubernetes
2 63 (3.02%) Terraform
3 43 (2.06%) Ansible
4 16 (0.77%) Puppet
5 15 (0.72%) Grafana
6 14 (0.67%) Oozie
7 13 (0.62%) Istio
7 13 (0.62%) SCCM
8 12 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.53%) Kibana
10 9 (0.43%) Packer
11 8 (0.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (0.38%) Mesos
12 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.29%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.19%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.19%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.19%) WebInspect
15 3 (0.14%) Nmap
Vendors
1 336 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 143 (6.85%) Oracle
3 127 (6.08%) SAP
4 68 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 60 (2.87%) Google
6 59 (2.83%) Adobe
7 50 (2.39%) VMware
8 44 (2.11%) Cisco
8 44 (2.11%) Databricks
9 42 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 34 (1.63%) Splunk
11 30 (1.44%) Informatica
12 25 (1.20%) Red Hat
13 24 (1.15%) CA Agile Central
14 22 (1.05%) MuleSoft
15 20 (0.96%) BiZZdesign
16 18 (0.86%) Atlassian
17 17 (0.81%) Pega
18 16 (0.77%) HP
19 15 (0.72%) Dell