Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Stakeholder Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Stakeholder Management over the 6 months to 13 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 Management
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 25 26
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Stakeholder Management 3,572 3,821 6,535
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.81% 6.38% 6.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.84% 7.48% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,568 2,514 4,396
10th Percentile £315 £318 £325
25th Percentile £401 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £669 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 113 33
10th Percentile £21.45 £16.00 £13.77
25th Percentile £25.88 £22.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £23.96
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +75.33% -2.42%
75th Percentile £61.21 £50.00 £41.40
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.20 £49.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £22.55
% change year-on-year +5.00% +77.36% -8.14%

Stakeholder Management 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 45,542 51,061 84,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.25% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,188 33,980 56,992
10th Percentile £305 £281 £300
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £669 £651 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £445 £430
% change year-on-year -2.81% +3.49% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,432 1,619 1,986
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.30 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.96 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £22.70
Median % change year-on-year +22.07% -5.29% +8.10%
75th Percentile £47.15 £45.88 £43.75
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.03 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.86% -10.60% +12.00%

Stakeholder Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Stakeholder Management over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Stakeholder Management over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
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 Stakeholder Management within the UK over the 6 months to 13 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 +4 2,953 £495 +4.21% 614
UK excluding London +4 1,566 £450 - 407
London +2 1,455 £525 - 249
Work from Home -4 1,000 £500 +5.26% 113
South East -3 365 £473 +0.53% 77
North of England +7 361 £463 +2.78% 108
Midlands +6 307 £450 +9.09% 87
North West +14 226 £473 +11.18% 53
West Midlands +6 222 £450 +8.70% 57
South West +15 218 £454 +0.97% 48
Scotland +11 211 £450 +5.88% 42
Yorkshire -2 119 £450 - 44
East Midlands +7 79 £425 +2.72% 29
East of England -10 74 £450 -4.76% 34
Wales -6 26 £500 +11.11% 9
North East +25 16 £425 -12.82% 12
Northern Ireland +9 7 £500 +17.65% 3

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Stakeholder Management 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 Management.

1 1,235 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 885 (24.78%) Finance
3 635 (17.78%) Project Management
4 496 (13.89%) Azure
5 462 (12.93%) Security Cleared
6 416 (11.65%) Public Sector
7 374 (10.47%) SC Cleared
8 351 (9.83%) Project Delivery
9 345 (9.66%) Microsoft
10 332 (9.29%) Migration
11 321 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
12 320 (8.96%) Change Management
13 301 (8.43%) Scrum
14 295 (8.26%) DevOps
15 291 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
16 277 (7.75%) SQL
17 275 (7.70%) Banking
18 255 (7.14%) AWS
19 238 (6.66%) Requirements Gathering
20 234 (6.55%) Business Analysis
21 232 (6.49%) JIRA
22 230 (6.44%) SAP
23 225 (6.30%) Risk Management
24 224 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
25 215 (6.02%) Business Case
26 209 (5.85%) PRINCE2
26 209 (5.85%) Programme Management
27 204 (5.71%) Waterfall
28 190 (5.32%) Decision-Making
29 181 (5.07%) Retail

Stakeholder Management
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
1 124 (3.47%) Confluence
2 97 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 43 (1.20%) CMS
4 28 (0.78%) Apache
5 24 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 21 (0.59%) JBoss
7 15 (0.42%) SAS
8 12 (0.34%) WordPress
9 8 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.20%) Drupal
10 7 (0.20%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.17%) MS Exchange
11 6 (0.17%) nginx
11 6 (0.17%) Red Hat Fuse
11 6 (0.17%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.14%) Apache Synapse
12 5 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 110 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
3 85 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
4 60 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 24 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.42%) InVision
8 13 (0.36%) Sketch
9 8 (0.22%) Figma
10 5 (0.14%) UserZoom
11 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.11%) SPSS
12 3 (0.084%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.056%) Maya
13 2 (0.056%) UXPin
13 2 (0.056%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.028%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 60 (1.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 37 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 15 (0.42%) Magento
7 14 (0.39%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.31%) SAP FI
10 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
10 10 (0.28%) SAP MM
11 9 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
11 9 (0.25%) SAP Retail
12 8 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 8 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 8 (0.22%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 496 (13.89%) Azure
2 255 (7.14%) AWS
3 141 (3.95%) Power Platform
4 135 (3.78%) Microsoft 365
5 68 (1.90%) SaaS
6 66 (1.85%) GCP
7 56 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
8 55 (1.54%) PaaS
9 36 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 36 (1.01%) GitHub
10 31 (0.87%) OpenShift
11 26 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
12 23 (0.64%) IaaS
12 23 (0.64%) Serverless
13 22 (0.62%) Apigee
14 17 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
15 15 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.39%) PowerApps
17 13 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.12%) WAN
2 38 (1.06%) Firewall
3 35 (0.98%) Network Security
4 30 (0.84%) LAN
5 27 (0.76%) Unified Communications
6 19 (0.53%) 5G
7 18 (0.50%) DNS
8 17 (0.48%) VPN
8 17 (0.48%) Wireless
9 16 (0.45%) Internet
10 15 (0.42%) MPLS
11 11 (0.31%) SD-WAN
11 11 (0.31%) VoIP
12 10 (0.28%) 4G
12 10 (0.28%) DHCP
12 10 (0.28%) TCP/IP
12 10 (0.28%) WebEx
13 9 (0.25%) 2G
13 9 (0.25%) HTTP
13 9 (0.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (3.72%) Power BI
2 100 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 89 (2.49%) SQL Server
4 75 (2.10%) Big Data
5 49 (1.37%) Tableau
6 37 (1.04%) NoSQL
6 37 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 29 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.76%) Data Lake
9 27 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 21 (0.59%) Hadoop
11 20 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (0.42%) Apache Hive
14 14 (0.39%) GIS
15 13 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.34%) MySQL
17 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 232 (6.49%) JIRA
2 93 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 46 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 31 (0.87%) Selenium
5 25 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 23 (0.64%) Bitbucket
7 20 (0.56%) Cucumber
8 15 (0.42%) Vagrant
9 14 (0.39%) FishEye
9 14 (0.39%) Maven
9 14 (0.39%) ScriptRunner
10 11 (0.31%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.31%) PowerDesigner
11 8 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
12 7 (0.20%) SonarQube
12 7 (0.20%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.17%) JUnit
13 6 (0.17%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.14%) Cypress.io
General
1 885 (24.78%) Finance
2 416 (11.65%) Public Sector
3 275 (7.70%) Banking
4 181 (5.07%) Retail
5 160 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 134 (3.75%) Marketing
7 85 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 70 (1.96%) Legal
9 49 (1.37%) Law
9 49 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
10 38 (1.06%) Publishing
11 37 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 35 (0.98%) Front Office
13 29 (0.81%) Billing
14 27 (0.76%) Retail Banking
15 26 (0.73%) Back Office
15 26 (0.73%) Electronics
16 22 (0.62%) Automotive
17 21 (0.59%) Local Government
18 19 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 629 (17.61%) Project Manager
2 598 (16.74%) Analyst
3 412 (11.53%) Business Analyst
4 381 (10.67%) Architect
5 224 (6.27%) Consultant
6 162 (4.54%) Developer
7 132 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 131 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 118 (3.30%) Programme Manager
10 107 (3.00%) Designer
11 106 (2.97%) IT Manager
12 87 (2.44%) Senior Manager
13 79 (2.21%) Change Manager
14 77 (2.16%) Data Analyst
15 73 (2.04%) Azure Architect
15 73 (2.04%) Technical Manager
16 67 (1.88%) IT Project Manager
17 66 (1.85%) Data Architect
18 64 (1.79%) Service Manager
19 55 (1.54%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (2.24%) CSS
2 78 (2.18%) .NET
3 74 (2.07%) HTML
4 44 (1.23%) RESTful
4 44 (1.23%) XML
5 42 (1.18%) React
6 38 (1.06%) REST
7 37 (1.04%) JSON
8 36 (1.01%) Web Services
9 31 (0.87%) SOAP
10 30 (0.84%) Spring
11 29 (0.81%) Node.js
12 26 (0.73%) SAML
13 25 (0.70%) Middleware
14 23 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
15 20 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (0.53%) .NET Core
16 19 (0.53%) jQuery
16 19 (0.53%) Kafka
17 18 (0.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 321 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (4.28%) User Experience
3 103 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 77 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 76 (2.13%) NHS
6 57 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 49 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 35 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 35 (0.98%) PMI
9 35 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 27 (0.76%) FMCG
11 17 (0.48%) Cloud Native
11 17 (0.48%) Social Media
12 15 (0.42%) Analytical Mindset
12 15 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.42%) Reference Data
12 15 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.39%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 122 (3.42%) Windows
2 78 (2.18%) Linux
3 38 (1.06%) Windows 10
4 27 (0.76%) Unix
5 25 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.42%) Android
7 12 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.11%) AIX
11 4 (0.11%) Solaris
11 4 (0.11%) VMS
11 4 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.028%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.028%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.028%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.028%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,235 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (17.78%) Project Management
3 351 (9.83%) Project Delivery
4 332 (9.29%) Migration
5 320 (8.96%) Change Management
6 301 (8.43%) Scrum
7 295 (8.26%) DevOps
8 291 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
9 238 (6.66%) Requirements Gathering
10 234 (6.55%) Business Analysis
11 225 (6.30%) Risk Management
12 224 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
13 215 (6.02%) Business Case
14 209 (5.85%) PRINCE2
14 209 (5.85%) Programme Management
15 204 (5.71%) Waterfall
16 190 (5.32%) Decision-Making
17 172 (4.82%) User Stories
18 170 (4.76%) Analytics
19 163 (4.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 277 (7.75%) SQL
2 146 (4.09%) Java
3 138 (3.86%) Python
4 98 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 69 (1.93%) C#
6 55 (1.54%) PowerShell
7 51 (1.43%) C
8 23 (0.64%) Scala
9 18 (0.50%) PL/SQL
10 16 (0.45%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.39%) R
12 13 (0.36%) VBA
13 12 (0.34%) PHP
13 12 (0.34%) VB
14 11 (0.31%) Ruby
15 10 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.28%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.28%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 5 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 462 (12.93%) Security Cleared
2 374 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 151 (4.23%) Degree
4 63 (1.76%) PMP
5 62 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 59 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 39 (1.09%) CISSP
8 34 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 33 (0.92%) ISTQB
10 32 (0.90%) ISEB
11 23 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 22 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
13 19 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 18 (0.50%) CISM
15 16 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.42%) CISA
17 13 (0.36%) APMP
17 13 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
18 12 (0.34%) DBS Check
18 12 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.64%) PMO
2 122 (3.42%) QA
3 53 (1.48%) SLA
4 50 (1.40%) GDPR
5 49 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 49 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 30 (0.84%) NIST
7 28 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.50%) COBIT
9 10 (0.28%) GRC
9 10 (0.28%) GxP
10 9 (0.25%) NCSC
11 8 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.17%) IFRS
12 6 (0.17%) MiFID
12 6 (0.17%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.084%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.084%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.084%) P3O
System Software
1 75 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 71 (1.99%) Docker
3 34 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.42%) GlusterFS
5 9 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.22%) HDFS
7 6 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.14%) vSphere
9 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.084%) Firmware
10 3 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.056%) vCloud
12 1 (0.028%) Gluster
12 1 (0.028%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.028%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 68 (1.90%) Terraform
2 61 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 47 (1.32%) Ansible
4 20 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
5 19 (0.53%) Puppet
6 17 (0.48%) Grafana
7 16 (0.45%) Prometheus
8 14 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (0.36%) SCCM
10 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.14%) Istio
12 4 (0.11%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.11%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.084%) CASB
14 2 (0.056%) HP ALM
14 2 (0.056%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.056%) ITRS Geneos
14 2 (0.056%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.056%) Nessus
14 2 (0.056%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 345 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 230 (6.44%) SAP
3 161 (4.51%) Oracle
4 136 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
5 62 (1.74%) ServiceNow
6 58 (1.62%) VMware
7 55 (1.54%) Google
8 40 (1.12%) MuleSoft
9 39 (1.09%) Databricks
10 38 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 38 (1.06%) Cisco
11 29 (0.81%) IBM
12 27 (0.76%) CheckPoint
13 26 (0.73%) Cloudera
13 26 (0.73%) Informatica
14 24 (0.67%) Adobe
15 22 (0.62%) Splunk
16 20 (0.56%) Citrix
17 19 (0.53%) Red Hat
18 18 (0.50%) Dell