Period
to 20 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Stakeholder Engagement skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stakeholder Engagement over the 6 months to 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Stakeholder Engagement
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 179 196 228
Rank change year-on-year +17 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement 765 791 1,221
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.38% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.62% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 544 838
10th Percentile £288 £350 £325
25th Percentile £386 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £570
90th Percentile £675 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 8
10th Percentile £15.23 £15.69 £12.89
25th Percentile £17.50 £17.55 £14.66
Median hourly rate £23.41 £21.00 £17.18
Median % change year-on-year +11.50% +22.21% -40.76%
75th Percentile £30.85 £52.50 £22.82
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.00 £39.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £50.00 £17.18
% change year-on-year -55.00% +191.04% +7.38%

Stakeholder Engagement is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,528 48,924 83,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.88% 85.19% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,905 32,513 56,467
10th Percentile £306 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £576 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £445 £435
% change year-on-year -2.02% +2.30% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,436 1,553 2,004
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.37 £11.57
25th Percentile £15.81 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £22.75
Median % change year-on-year +23.24% -5.49% +8.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.88
90th Percentile £59.38 £55.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.11 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.37% -10.22% +12.00%

Stakeholder Engagement
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Stakeholder Engagement as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Stakeholder Engagement in the UK

Stakeholder Engagement
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement.

Daily rate trend for Stakeholder Engagement in the UK

Stakeholder Engagement
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Stakeholder Engagement in the UK

Stakeholder Engagement
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement.

Hourly rate trend for Stakeholder Engagement in the UK

Stakeholder Engagement
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement over the 6 months to 20 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Stakeholder Engagement in the UK

Stakeholder Engagement
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 Stakeholder Engagement within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +5 644 £500 - 112
UK excluding London +36 346 £450 -2.70% 83
London -15 318 £525 - 40
Work from Home -105 199 £530 +6.80% 19
North of England +80 98 £370 -20.00% 15
South East -15 66 £510 +13.33% 20
North West +68 64 £330 -22.35% 6
Midlands +28 63 £448 -5.79% 16
West Midlands +18 59 £436 -8.21% 9
South West +43 44 £500 +5.26% 10
Scotland +3 41 £418 -1.76% 5
Yorkshire +32 33 £475 -5.00% 7
East of England +23 19 £235 -57.27% 7
Wales +27 15 £495 -20.80% 10
East Midlands +14 4 £504 +8.92% 7
North East +19 1 £450 +2.27% 2

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Stakeholder Engagement 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 Stakeholder Engagement.

1 203 (26.54%) Finance
2 199 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (18.17%) Project Management
4 127 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 127 (16.60%) Public Sector
5 123 (16.08%) Security Cleared
6 89 (11.63%) SC Cleared
7 84 (10.98%) Business Case
8 73 (9.54%) Azure
9 71 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
9 71 (9.28%) Change Management
10 66 (8.63%) Requirements Gathering
11 63 (8.24%) Project Delivery
12 59 (7.71%) Oracle
12 59 (7.71%) Business Analysis
13 56 (7.32%) Migration
14 55 (7.19%) Scrum
14 55 (7.19%) Microsoft
15 49 (6.41%) NHS
15 49 (6.41%) Analytics
16 48 (6.27%) SQL
17 47 (6.14%) Data Modelling
17 47 (6.14%) DevOps
18 46 (6.01%) Workshop Facilitation
19 43 (5.62%) SharePoint
20 42 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (5.49%) Programme Management
21 41 (5.36%) Decision-Making
22 40 (5.23%) User Experience
23 39 (5.10%) AWS

Stakeholder Engagement
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 43 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 32 (4.18%) Confluence
3 11 (1.44%) JBoss
3 11 (1.44%) MQSeries
3 11 (1.44%) Red Hat Fuse
3 11 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.52%) Jetty
6 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.39%) Apache
7 3 (0.39%) CMS
7 3 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.26%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.13%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.39%) iTrent
6 3 (0.39%) Magento
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.26%) SAP PLM
7 2 (0.26%) Summit
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.54%) Azure
2 39 (5.10%) AWS
3 34 (4.44%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (1.70%) Power Platform
5 12 (1.57%) SaaS
6 10 (1.31%) GCP
6 10 (1.31%) IaaS
6 10 (1.31%) PaaS
7 9 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.05%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.52%) Yammer
11 3 (0.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.39%) Serverless
12 2 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.26%) Azure App Service
12 2 (0.26%) Azure Key Vault
12 2 (0.26%) Azure Service Bus
12 2 (0.26%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 2 (0.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.75%) WAN
2 19 (2.48%) LAN
3 13 (1.70%) Firewall
4 6 (0.78%) Skype
5 5 (0.65%) Network Security
5 5 (0.65%) VPN
6 4 (0.52%) ADSL
6 4 (0.52%) Internet
6 4 (0.52%) SSH
7 3 (0.39%) 5G
7 3 (0.39%) BGP
7 3 (0.39%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.39%) MPLS
7 3 (0.39%) OSPF
7 3 (0.39%) SD-WAN
7 3 (0.39%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.26%) 4G
8 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.26%) LTE
8 2 (0.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.96%) Hadoop
3 15 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.70%) Power BI
5 12 (1.57%) Big Data
5 12 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.05%) Data Lake
6 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.78%) MySQL
8 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
9 5 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.65%) OLAP
9 5 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.52%) GIS
10 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 35 (4.58%) JIRA
2 12 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.05%) Cucumber
3 8 (1.05%) Selenium
4 7 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.78%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.52%) Ant
6 4 (0.52%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.52%) FishEye
6 4 (0.52%) Gradle
6 4 (0.52%) Hudson
6 4 (0.52%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.52%) Leiningen
6 4 (0.52%) Maven
6 4 (0.52%) Mercurial
6 4 (0.52%) Poseidon for UML
6 4 (0.52%) Subversion
6 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 203 (26.54%) Finance
2 127 (16.60%) Public Sector
3 31 (4.05%) Banking
4 25 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.75%) Legal
5 21 (2.75%) Marketing
6 19 (2.48%) Retail
7 17 (2.22%) Local Government
7 17 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.83%) Law
9 7 (0.92%) Publishing
9 7 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.65%) Electronics
11 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.52%) Automotive
12 4 (0.52%) Front Office
13 3 (0.39%) Billing
13 3 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 127 (16.60%) Project Manager
2 119 (15.56%) Analyst
3 102 (13.33%) Architect
4 81 (10.59%) Business Analyst
5 39 (5.10%) Change Manager
6 37 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
7 36 (4.71%) Consultant
8 28 (3.66%) Business Manager
8 28 (3.66%) Data Architect
8 28 (3.66%) Programme Manager
9 23 (3.01%) Enterprise Architect
10 22 (2.88%) Business Change Manager
10 22 (2.88%) Designer
10 22 (2.88%) Trainer
11 21 (2.75%) IT Manager
12 20 (2.61%) Data Analyst
13 17 (2.22%) IT Project Manager
13 17 (2.22%) Senior Manager
14 14 (1.83%) Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (1.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.96%) Hibernate
2 13 (1.70%) .NET
2 13 (1.70%) JSON
3 12 (1.57%) XML
4 11 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (1.44%) Apache Camel
4 11 (1.44%) MSMQ
4 11 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (1.18%) HTML
6 8 (1.05%) Spring
7 6 (0.78%) Node.js
8 5 (0.65%) HTML5
8 5 (0.65%) React
9 4 (0.52%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.52%) GWT
9 4 (0.52%) jQuery
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.52%) Play Framework
9 4 (0.52%) REST
9 4 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.41%) NHS
3 40 (5.23%) User Experience
4 23 (3.01%) Organisational Skills
5 16 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (1.96%) Derivative
7 13 (1.70%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 7 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 7 (0.92%) FMCG
10 6 (0.78%) LIMS
11 5 (0.65%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.65%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.65%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.65%) Linked Data
11 5 (0.65%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.52%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
12 4 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (2.88%) Windows
2 19 (2.48%) Linux
3 7 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.52%) Android
5 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.52%) CentOS
5 4 (0.52%) Debian
5 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.52%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.39%) Unix
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (18.17%) Project Management
3 127 (16.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 84 (10.98%) Business Case
5 71 (9.28%) Change Management
6 66 (8.63%) Requirements Gathering
7 63 (8.24%) Project Delivery
8 59 (7.71%) Business Analysis
9 56 (7.32%) Migration
10 55 (7.19%) Scrum
11 49 (6.41%) Analytics
12 47 (6.14%) Data Modelling
12 47 (6.14%) DevOps
13 46 (6.01%) Workshop Facilitation
14 42 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (5.49%) Programme Management
15 41 (5.36%) Decision-Making
16 39 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (4.84%) ERP
17 37 (4.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 48 (6.27%) SQL
2 26 (3.40%) Python
3 25 (3.27%) Java
4 15 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 14 (1.83%) C
5 14 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.05%) C#
7 8 (1.05%) Scala
8 6 (0.78%) C++
8 6 (0.78%) R
9 4 (0.52%) Clojure
9 4 (0.52%) ClojureScript
9 4 (0.52%) Groovy
9 4 (0.52%) Perl
9 4 (0.52%) Ruby
9 4 (0.52%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.52%) VBA
10 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (16.08%) Security Cleared
2 89 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.31%) DV Cleared
4 31 (4.05%) Degree
5 13 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.31%) PMP
7 6 (0.78%) APMP
8 5 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.52%) CCAB
9 4 (0.52%) CCNA
9 4 (0.52%) CCNP
9 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.52%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (0.39%) CCDA
10 3 (0.39%) CCDP
10 3 (0.39%) CCIE
10 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.39%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.79%) PMO
2 24 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.96%) QA
4 8 (1.05%) SLA
5 5 (0.65%) GDPR
6 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.26%) COBIT
7 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.13%) GRC
8 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.13%) IFRS
8 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) NIST
8 1 (0.13%) PSD2
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.13%) TARGET2
System Software
1 10 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.65%) Docker
3 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.05%) Terraform
2 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.65%) SCCM
4 4 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.52%) Puppet
4 4 (0.52%) Salt
5 3 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.39%) WSUS
6 2 (0.26%) Ansible
6 2 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.26%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.13%) Packer
7 1 (0.13%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 59 (7.71%) Oracle
2 55 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.27%) SAP
4 14 (1.83%) MuleSoft
4 14 (1.83%) Red Hat
4 14 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (1.44%) Axway
5 11 (1.44%) Informatica
5 11 (1.44%) Sybase
6 10 (1.31%) VMware
7 9 (1.18%) Cisco
8 8 (1.05%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.05%) Sparx
9 5 (0.65%) Cloudera
9 5 (0.65%) Google
9 5 (0.65%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.52%) Databricks
10 4 (0.52%) Hortonworks
10 4 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.39%) Adobe