Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 25 24 28
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing Stakeholder Management 2,667 4,889 6,676
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.38% 6.77% 6.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.41% 7.91% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,362 3,391 4,631
Median daily rate £483 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £321
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 120 41
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.65% +21.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21.25 £15.98 £14.50
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.03 £67.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.70% +13.85% -7.14%

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 36,014 61,796 87,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.52% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,369 41,315 58,637
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £281 £300
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.39% +1.41% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,167 1,877 2,120
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.40 £19.55 £21.20
% change year-on-year +24.84% -7.81% -0.24%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -1 2,227 £475 -2.56% 512
UK excluding London -1 1,187 £450 - 355
London -3 1,098 £508 -3.29% 197
Work from Home -6 687 £500 +11.11% 85
South East -1 314 £450 -5.26% 60
North of England 0 263 £450 - 110
Midlands -1 230 £450 - 61
West Midlands -1 159 £450 - 43
North West +3 157 £475 +5.56% 51
Scotland +3 145 £448 +5.29% 30
South West +6 138 £450 - 41
Yorkshire -10 85 £425 -3.13% 47
East Midlands +2 65 £428 +0.59% 17
East of England -14 62 £500 +5.26% 34
Wales -3 32 £500 +14.29% 4
North East +22 21 £425 -5.56% 12
Northern Ireland 0 3 £500 +15.27% 15

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 857 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 661 (24.78%) Finance
3 449 (16.84%) Project Management
4 392 (14.70%) Security Cleared
5 346 (12.97%) Public Sector
6 328 (12.30%) SC Cleared
7 291 (10.91%) Project Delivery
8 289 (10.84%) Azure
9 262 (9.82%) Change Management
10 259 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
11 254 (9.52%) Microsoft
12 239 (8.96%) Migration
13 235 (8.81%) DevOps
14 233 (8.74%) SQL
15 221 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
16 207 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
17 204 (7.65%) PRINCE2
18 191 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
19 185 (6.94%) Risk Management
20 182 (6.82%) Banking
21 180 (6.75%) Scrum
22 174 (6.52%) Business Case
23 172 (6.45%) AWS
24 171 (6.41%) Business Analysis
25 169 (6.34%) SAP
26 164 (6.15%) Programme Management
27 163 (6.11%) JIRA
28 161 (6.04%) Decision-Making
29 145 (5.44%) ITIL
30 137 (5.14%) Oracle

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
1 107 (4.01%) Confluence
2 64 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 40 (1.50%) CMS
4 31 (1.16%) Apache
5 23 (0.86%) Apache Spark
5 23 (0.86%) JBoss
6 14 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.52%) WordPress
7 13 (0.49%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.45%) Red Hat Fuse
9 11 (0.41%) SAS
10 10 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (0.37%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.26%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.22%) ArcGIS
12 6 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.19%) Drupal
13 5 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 98 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
4 53 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 52 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.26%) InVision
8 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.19%) Sketch
9 4 (0.15%) SPSS
9 4 (0.15%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.037%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.037%) Marvel
11 1 (0.037%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.037%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 58 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 33 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 18 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 18 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
7 8 (0.30%) SAP SD
8 7 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.22%) SAP Retail
10 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.19%) Primavera
10 5 (0.19%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.19%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 289 (10.84%) Azure
2 172 (6.45%) AWS
3 82 (3.07%) Power Platform
4 73 (2.74%) Office 365
5 56 (2.10%) PaaS
6 55 (2.06%) GCP
7 38 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
8 36 (1.35%) SaaS
9 30 (1.12%) GitHub
10 24 (0.90%) IaaS
11 21 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
12 17 (0.64%) Serverless
13 16 (0.60%) Apigee
14 15 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
14 15 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.49%) Boomi
16 10 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
16 10 (0.37%) Amazon S3
17 8 (0.30%) OneDrive
17 8 (0.30%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.39%) Firewall
2 24 (0.90%) Network Security
3 22 (0.82%) WAN
4 21 (0.79%) 5G
5 18 (0.67%) HTTP
5 18 (0.67%) Wireless
6 16 (0.60%) 2G
6 16 (0.60%) LAN
7 14 (0.52%) GSM
7 14 (0.52%) MVNO
7 14 (0.52%) Packet Switching
8 13 (0.49%) DNS
8 13 (0.49%) Unified Communications
9 12 (0.45%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.41%) Internet
11 10 (0.37%) DHCP
12 9 (0.34%) MPLS
12 9 (0.34%) VoIP
13 8 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.77%) Power BI
3 57 (2.14%) Big Data
4 50 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (1.27%) Tableau
6 30 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 29 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 27 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
10 23 (0.86%) Relational Database
11 21 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (0.64%) Apache Hive
14 13 (0.49%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.45%) Impala
16 11 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.37%) GIS
18 9 (0.34%) MongoDB
18 9 (0.34%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 163 (6.11%) JIRA
2 76 (2.85%) Jenkins
3 37 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 31 (1.16%) Bitbucket
6 20 (0.75%) FishEye
6 20 (0.75%) ScriptRunner
6 20 (0.75%) Selenium
6 20 (0.75%) Vagrant
7 18 (0.67%) SonarQube
8 14 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 13 (0.49%) JUnit
10 9 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.26%) Axure RP
11 7 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
12 6 (0.22%) Maven
12 6 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.15%) JMeter
13 4 (0.15%) SpecFlow
13 4 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 661 (24.78%) Finance
2 346 (12.97%) Public Sector
3 182 (6.82%) Banking
4 118 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 104 (3.90%) Marketing
6 103 (3.86%) Retail
7 54 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 49 (1.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 46 (1.72%) Legal
10 41 (1.54%) Law
11 38 (1.42%) Publishing
12 35 (1.31%) Front Office
13 34 (1.27%) Back Office
14 24 (0.90%) Electronics
14 24 (0.90%) Investment Banking
15 22 (0.82%) Advertising
16 20 (0.75%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.67%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.56%) Automotive
19 11 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 481 (18.04%) Analyst
2 447 (16.76%) Project Manager
3 317 (11.89%) Business Analyst
4 287 (10.76%) Architect
5 164 (6.15%) Consultant
6 144 (5.40%) Developer
7 94 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
8 88 (3.30%) IT Manager
9 86 (3.22%) Programme Manager
10 72 (2.70%) Senior Manager
11 70 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
12 68 (2.55%) Change Manager
13 65 (2.44%) Designer
14 64 (2.40%) Data Analyst
15 60 (2.25%) IT Project Manager
16 57 (2.14%) Business Manager
17 46 (1.72%) Technical Manager
18 45 (1.69%) Data Architect
19 44 (1.65%) Business Change Manager
20 42 (1.57%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.59%) CSS
2 66 (2.47%) .NET
3 53 (1.99%) HTML
4 50 (1.87%) XML
5 45 (1.69%) RESTful
6 42 (1.57%) Middleware
7 33 (1.24%) Web Services
8 30 (1.12%) React
9 28 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 28 (1.05%) SAML
10 27 (1.01%) JSON
11 25 (0.94%) REST
12 24 (0.90%) SOAP
13 22 (0.82%) Spring
14 19 (0.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (0.60%) jQuery
15 16 (0.60%) Spring Boot
16 15 (0.56%) .NET Framework
17 14 (0.52%) Node.js
18 13 (0.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 259 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (3.64%) User Experience
3 91 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 64 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 62 (2.32%) Virtual Team
6 59 (2.21%) NHS
7 42 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
8 34 (1.27%) PMI
9 33 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 31 (1.16%) Public Cloud
11 30 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (0.86%) FMCG
13 17 (0.64%) Cloud Native
14 16 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 16 (0.60%) N-Tier
15 15 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (0.56%) Life Science
15 15 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (0.52%) Analytical Mindset
17 12 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (3.41%) Windows
2 64 (2.40%) Linux
3 26 (0.97%) Windows 10
4 16 (0.60%) Unix
5 14 (0.52%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.49%) Android
7 11 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.15%) VMS
11 3 (0.11%) AIX
11 3 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.075%) CentOS
12 2 (0.075%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.075%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (16.84%) Project Management
3 291 (10.91%) Project Delivery
4 262 (9.82%) Change Management
5 239 (8.96%) Migration
6 235 (8.81%) DevOps
7 221 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
8 207 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
9 204 (7.65%) PRINCE2
10 191 (7.16%) Requirements Gathering
11 185 (6.94%) Risk Management
12 180 (6.75%) Scrum
13 174 (6.52%) Business Case
14 171 (6.41%) Business Analysis
15 164 (6.15%) Programme Management
16 161 (6.04%) Decision-Making
17 145 (5.44%) ITIL
18 134 (5.02%) Waterfall
19 127 (4.76%) Analytics
20 118 (4.42%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 233 (8.74%) SQL
2 126 (4.72%) Java
3 122 (4.57%) Python
4 67 (2.51%) JavaScript
5 58 (2.17%) C#
6 49 (1.84%) C
7 33 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 19 (0.71%) Scala
9 15 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.52%) VBA
11 11 (0.41%) C++
11 11 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.37%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.37%) TypeScript
13 9 (0.34%) R
13 9 (0.34%) VB
14 8 (0.30%) ABAP
14 8 (0.30%) PHP
15 7 (0.26%) Ruby
16 6 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 392 (14.70%) Security Cleared
2 328 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 107 (4.01%) Degree
4 60 (2.25%) PMI Certification
5 46 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 46 (1.72%) PMP
6 36 (1.35%) CISSP
7 34 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 24 (0.90%) ISEB
10 19 (0.71%) CISM
11 18 (0.67%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
14 14 (0.52%) CISA
14 14 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.46%) PMO
2 79 (2.96%) QA
3 37 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 34 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.20%) SLA
6 28 (1.05%) GDPR
7 23 (0.86%) NIST
7 23 (0.86%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.64%) COBIT
8 17 (0.64%) GxP
9 15 (0.56%) PMBOK
10 9 (0.34%) NCSC
11 8 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
11 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.22%) IFRS
13 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.15%) P3O
13 4 (0.15%) Section 508
13 4 (0.15%) WAI
14 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 59 (2.21%) Docker
2 42 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.75%) GlusterFS
5 14 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.37%) HDFS
6 10 (0.37%) vSphere
7 7 (0.26%) NFS
8 6 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.19%) XenApp
10 3 (0.11%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.075%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.075%) vCloud
11 2 (0.075%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.075%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.037%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.037%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (2.47%) Terraform
2 51 (1.91%) Ansible
3 43 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 22 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (0.79%) Grafana
5 21 (0.79%) Prometheus
6 14 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.52%) Puppet
7 12 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 9 (0.34%) SCCM
9 5 (0.19%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.15%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.11%) EMC VPLEX
11 3 (0.11%) Nessus
11 3 (0.11%) OpenVAS
11 3 (0.11%) vRealize
12 2 (0.075%) Hadoop YARN
12 2 (0.075%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.075%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.075%) WSUS
Vendors
1 254 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 169 (6.34%) SAP
3 137 (5.14%) Oracle
4 59 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
5 50 (1.87%) ServiceNow
6 49 (1.84%) VMware
7 46 (1.72%) Atlassian
8 35 (1.31%) Cisco
8 35 (1.31%) Google
9 27 (1.01%) Red Hat
10 25 (0.94%) Dell
11 24 (0.90%) Cloudera
12 22 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 22 (0.82%) MuleSoft
13 21 (0.79%) Informatica
13 21 (0.79%) Juniper
14 20 (0.75%) F5
15 19 (0.71%) Citrix
16 18 (0.67%) Adobe
16 18 (0.67%) webMethods