Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 114 144 120
Rank change year-on-year +30 -24 +32
Contract jobs citing Presentation Skills 1,387 775 1,943
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 1.83% 2.14%
As % of the General category 4.16% 3.56% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 403 1,022
10th Percentile £325 £277 £282
25th Percentile £400 £384 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £466 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% -1.89% +2.43%
75th Percentile £600 £568 £575
90th Percentile £678 £650 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 16 14
10th Percentile £10.81 £13.96 £10.60
25th Percentile £17.25 £16.50 £14.95
Median hourly rate £33.13 £23.23 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +42.63% +17.59% -24.76%
75th Percentile £51.50 £34.93 £39.06
90th Percentile £63.83 £51.88 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £19.75 £17.92
% change year-on-year +10.13% +10.20% -48.79%

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 33,327 21,780 47,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.87% 51.56% 52.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,227 14,198 31,031
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +1.71% +2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,180 850 1,411
10th Percentile £11.99 £12.30 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.10 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £19.23
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +4.00% +9.20%
75th Percentile £43.00 £40.63 £38.78
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.89 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +5.56% +5.88%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +34 1,148 £500 +7.29% 313
London +39 650 £550 +10.00% 132
UK excluding London +35 525 £450 +5.88% 194
Work from Home -23 368 £500 +5.26% 52
South East +36 186 £475 +17.28% 52
Midlands +26 108 £425 +2.66% 30
West Midlands +25 86 £425 +4.94% 24
North of England +27 77 £425 - 52
South West +33 52 £388 +10.71% 20
North West +11 46 £446 +4.94% 30
Scotland -6 46 £419 -6.94% 11
East of England -27 37 £450 -10.00% 26
East Midlands +11 22 £438 -7.89% 6
Yorkshire +9 21 £425 - 14
Wales +2 12 £620 +24.00% 2
North East +22 10 £368 -13.41% 8
Northern Ireland +2 8 £400 +150.00% 2

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 963 (69.43%) Social Skills
2 519 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (31.94%) Finance
4 343 (24.73%) Problem-Solving
5 300 (21.63%) Project Management
6 298 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
7 276 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 247 (17.81%) Azure
9 215 (15.50%) Microsoft
10 212 (15.28%) Degree
11 187 (13.48%) SQL
12 171 (12.33%) Security Cleared
13 164 (11.82%) DevOps
14 149 (10.74%) Project Delivery
15 148 (10.67%) Python
16 147 (10.60%) SC Cleared
17 142 (10.24%) Analytics
18 137 (9.88%) Migration
19 136 (9.81%) Scrum
20 134 (9.66%) AWS
21 126 (9.08%) Decision-Making
22 125 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
23 123 (8.87%) JIRA
24 115 (8.29%) Change Management
25 109 (7.86%) Marketing
26 108 (7.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
27 105 (7.57%) Java
28 103 (7.43%) Influencing Skills
29 102 (7.35%) Workshop Facilitation
29 102 (7.35%) Business Intelligence

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 65 (4.69%) Confluence
2 54 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 30 (2.16%) Apache Spark
4 23 (1.66%) Apache
5 22 (1.59%) CMS
6 21 (1.51%) Apache Airflow
7 19 (1.37%) Jupyter
8 12 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.72%) DNN
11 7 (0.50%) Luigi
12 6 (0.43%) SAS
13 4 (0.29%) IBM Domino
13 4 (0.29%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.22%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.22%) Drupal
14 3 (0.22%) IIS
14 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.14%) nginx
15 2 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 125 (9.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (7.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 98 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
4 62 (4.47%) MS Visio
5 46 (3.32%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.65%) InVision
8 8 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
8 8 (0.58%) Sketch
9 5 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.29%) Figma
10 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.22%) InDesign
12 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.14%) SPSS
13 1 (0.072%) Adobe XD
13 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.072%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.072%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 19 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
4 10 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (0.65%) Oracle SCM
5 9 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.65%) SAP MM
6 8 (0.58%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 5 (0.36%) Maximo
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.36%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.29%) SAP GTS
8 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.29%) Towers Watson Igloo
8 4 (0.29%) VisionPLUS
9 3 (0.22%) Magento
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.22%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 247 (17.81%) Azure
2 134 (9.66%) AWS
3 62 (4.47%) Power Platform
4 44 (3.17%) GCP
5 42 (3.03%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (2.96%) SaaS
7 40 (2.88%) Serverless
8 28 (2.02%) PaaS
9 27 (1.95%) Azure Functions
9 27 (1.95%) GitHub
10 24 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
11 18 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.15%) IaaS
13 15 (1.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 15 (1.08%) Azure Stack
14 13 (0.94%) Heroku
14 13 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 12 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 10 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.31%) Firewall
2 25 (1.80%) Internet
2 25 (1.80%) LAN
2 25 (1.80%) WAN
3 19 (1.37%) Network Security
4 18 (1.30%) TCP/IP
5 16 (1.15%) VPN
6 14 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 12 (0.87%) SD-WAN
8 10 (0.72%) NAS
8 10 (0.72%) SAN
8 10 (0.72%) SSL
8 10 (0.72%) Wireless
9 9 (0.65%) 5G
9 9 (0.65%) IPsec
9 9 (0.65%) SMS
10 8 (0.58%) 3G
10 8 (0.58%) 4G
10 8 (0.58%) Intranet
11 7 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.11%) Power BI
2 50 (3.60%) Big Data
3 47 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.81%) NoSQL
5 35 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 35 (2.52%) SQL Server
6 33 (2.38%) Relational Database
7 23 (1.66%) Tableau
8 22 (1.59%) Data Lake
9 21 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 20 (1.44%) QlikView
11 16 (1.15%) MySQL
12 11 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.79%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.79%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.79%) Redis
13 10 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 10 (0.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 123 (8.87%) JIRA
2 64 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 59 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 36 (2.60%) GitLab
5 15 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.87%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.87%) JUnit
7 11 (0.79%) PowerDesigner
8 10 (0.72%) Gradle
8 10 (0.72%) NetBeans
8 10 (0.72%) Postman
8 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.65%) Subversion
10 8 (0.58%) CMake
10 8 (0.58%) Maven
10 8 (0.58%) Mockito
10 8 (0.58%) Selenium
11 5 (0.36%) Sinon.JS
11 5 (0.36%) webpack
General
1 963 (69.43%) Social Skills
2 443 (31.94%) Finance
3 298 (21.49%) Analytical Skills
4 109 (7.86%) Marketing
5 103 (7.43%) Influencing Skills
6 80 (5.77%) Retail
7 76 (5.48%) Banking
8 74 (5.34%) Public Sector
9 58 (4.18%) Telecoms
10 53 (3.82%) Documentation Skills
11 47 (3.39%) Organisational Skills
12 38 (2.74%) Automotive
12 38 (2.74%) Legal
13 36 (2.60%) Manufacturing
14 23 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (1.44%) Investment Banking
16 19 (1.37%) Front Office
17 18 (1.30%) Billing
18 15 (1.08%) Law
19 12 (0.87%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 237 (17.09%) Analyst
2 190 (13.70%) Architect
3 165 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 137 (9.88%) Business Analyst
5 124 (8.94%) Consultant
6 86 (6.20%) Developer
7 60 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
8 44 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
9 40 (2.88%) IT Manager
10 39 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
11 38 (2.74%) Data Analyst
12 37 (2.67%) Data Architect
13 36 (2.60%) Designer
14 30 (2.16%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 30 (2.16%) Data Scientist
15 28 (2.02%) Technical Architect
16 27 (1.95%) IT Project Manager
17 26 (1.87%) Infrastructure Manager
17 26 (1.87%) Infrastructure Project Manager
18 22 (1.59%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.89%) .NET
2 43 (3.10%) HTML
2 43 (3.10%) Node.js
3 42 (3.03%) REST
4 38 (2.74%) CSS
5 37 (2.67%) Web Services
6 26 (1.87%) SOAP
7 25 (1.80%) React
8 23 (1.66%) Kafka
9 17 (1.23%) D3.js
9 17 (1.23%) J2EE
9 17 (1.23%) Shiny
10 15 (1.08%) GraphQL
10 15 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
11 14 (1.01%) RESTful
11 14 (1.01%) Spring
11 14 (1.01%) Spring Boot
11 14 (1.01%) XML
12 12 (0.87%) AngularJS
12 12 (0.87%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 77 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.25%) User Experience
4 56 (4.04%) Virtual Team
5 44 (3.17%) Algorithms
5 44 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 42 (3.03%) Cloud Native
7 28 (2.02%) Social Media
8 26 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 22 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.37%) NHS
11 18 (1.30%) Public Cloud
11 18 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (0.94%) FMCG
15 10 (0.72%) e-Learning
15 10 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
16 9 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 79 (5.70%) Windows
2 70 (5.05%) Linux
3 30 (2.16%) Windows Server
4 25 (1.80%) Android
5 18 (1.30%) Unix
6 14 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.50%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.072%) AIX
13 1 (0.072%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (37.42%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (24.73%) Problem-Solving
3 300 (21.63%) Project Management
4 276 (19.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 164 (11.82%) DevOps
6 149 (10.74%) Project Delivery
7 142 (10.24%) Analytics
8 137 (9.88%) Migration
9 136 (9.81%) Scrum
10 126 (9.08%) Decision-Making
11 115 (8.29%) Change Management
12 102 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
12 102 (7.35%) Workshop Facilitation
13 99 (7.14%) Computer Science
14 97 (6.99%) Data Analysis
15 94 (6.78%) Business Analysis
16 83 (5.98%) Business Case
16 83 (5.98%) Data Science
16 83 (5.98%) ITIL
16 83 (5.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 187 (13.48%) SQL
2 148 (10.67%) Python
3 105 (7.57%) Java
4 82 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.10%) C#
6 38 (2.74%) R
7 37 (2.67%) C++
8 35 (2.52%) PowerShell
9 30 (2.16%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.66%) TypeScript
10 23 (1.66%) VBA
11 21 (1.51%) C
12 19 (1.37%) Scala
13 13 (0.94%) Go
14 11 (0.79%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.72%) GLSL
15 10 (0.72%) HLSL
16 9 (0.65%) Ruby
17 8 (0.58%) PHP
18 7 (0.50%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 212 (15.28%) Degree
2 171 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 147 (10.60%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.60%) PMP
5 34 (2.45%) Master's Degree
6 31 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (2.09%) PMI Certification
8 24 (1.73%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.37%) CISSP
10 17 (1.23%) ISEB
11 11 (0.79%) CISM
11 11 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (0.72%) CISA
13 9 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.58%) MBA
15 7 (0.50%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.43%) APMP
16 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.54%) PMO
2 45 (3.24%) QA
3 31 (2.24%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.08%) Accessibility
4 15 (1.08%) GDPR
4 15 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.94%) COBIT
6 10 (0.72%) GRC
6 10 (0.72%) NIST
6 10 (0.72%) SLA
7 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.22%) GxP
9 3 (0.22%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.22%) MiFID
9 3 (0.22%) NCSC
9 3 (0.22%) SEPA
10 2 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (3.97%) Docker
2 39 (2.81%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.36%) HDFS
6 4 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.072%) Firmware
8 1 (0.072%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 61 (4.40%) Kubernetes
2 55 (3.97%) Terraform
3 26 (1.87%) Ansible
4 17 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.01%) Puppet
6 11 (0.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 7 (0.50%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.50%) Mesos
7 7 (0.50%) vRealize
8 6 (0.43%) Grafana
8 6 (0.43%) SCCM
9 5 (0.36%) Kibana
9 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.29%) Control-M
10 4 (0.29%) Packer
10 4 (0.29%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.22%) SCOM
12 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 215 (15.50%) Microsoft
2 97 (6.99%) Oracle
3 95 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
4 93 (6.71%) SAP
5 46 (3.32%) Adobe
6 35 (2.52%) Google
7 30 (2.16%) Cisco
7 30 (2.16%) Databricks
8 28 (2.02%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.59%) Alteryx
10 21 (1.51%) IBM
11 19 (1.37%) MuleSoft
12 17 (1.23%) VMware
13 16 (1.15%) BiZZdesign
14 13 (0.94%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.94%) Splunk
15 12 (0.87%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.72%) F5
16 10 (0.72%) HP
16 10 (0.72%) hybris