Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 28 23
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Stakeholder Management 5,409 2,311 6,422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 7.62% 6.16% 6.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.63% 7.13% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,924 1,476 4,346
10th Percentile £331 £344 £330
25th Percentile £413 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £485
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +4.86%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £588
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 64 56
10th Percentile £20.73 £15.40 £14.38
25th Percentile £26.25 £21.48 £17.03
Median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.00% +17.19% +28.00%
75th Percentile £56.00 £48.19 £53.19
90th Percentile £61.04 £55.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £32.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year +33.17% -19.28% +60.00%

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 62,665 32,398 80,658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.23% 86.35% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43,046 21,624 53,915
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
25th Percentile £406 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £576 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,697 930 2,192
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.36 £11.61
25th Percentile £14.61 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.21 £23.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.46% +12.50%
75th Percentile £47.25 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £22.92
% change year-on-year -4.65% -6.21% +20.64%

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 26 July 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 26 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Stakeholder Management in the UK

Stakeholder Management
Top 18 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 26 July 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 +9 4,472 £500 +2.56% 814
UK excluding London +8 2,324 £465 +3.33% 486
London +20 2,234 £540 +2.86% 362
Work from Home +2 1,545 £513 +2.50% 137
South East +2 603 £475 +0.53% 93
North of England +15 562 £475 +5.56% 179
Midlands +9 463 £450 +5.88% 97
West Midlands +10 342 £460 +8.24% 64
Scotland +23 319 £450 - 38
North West +19 319 £474 +11.53% 88
South West +6 248 £450 -5.26% 36
Yorkshire +6 212 £475 - 73
East Midlands +7 118 £433 +8.31% 31
East of England -17 91 £396 -11.94% 36
Wales -6 35 £511 +7.63% 3
North East +19 31 £550 +37.07% 18
Northern Ireland -3 7 £500 +17.65% 5
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1,974 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,814 (33.54%) Social Skills
3 1,368 (25.29%) Finance
4 1,017 (18.80%) Project Management
5 791 (14.62%) Azure
6 686 (12.68%) Project Delivery
7 554 (10.24%) Migration
8 525 (9.71%) Public Sector
9 515 (9.52%) Microsoft
10 486 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
11 469 (8.67%) Security Cleared
11 469 (8.67%) Scrum
12 461 (8.52%) Change Management
13 444 (8.21%) DevOps
14 440 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
15 409 (7.56%) Banking
16 397 (7.34%) Business Analysis
17 388 (7.17%) AWS
18 376 (6.95%) PRINCE2
19 369 (6.82%) SQL
19 369 (6.82%) SC Cleared
20 363 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
21 360 (6.66%) Waterfall
22 356 (6.58%) JIRA
23 349 (6.45%) Analytics
24 328 (6.06%) Requirements Gathering
25 319 (5.90%) Business Case
26 314 (5.81%) SAP
27 308 (5.69%) Risk Management
27 308 (5.69%) Presentation Skills

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
1 175 (3.24%) Confluence
2 123 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 68 (1.26%) CMS
4 38 (0.70%) SAS
5 22 (0.41%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.26%) Apache
7 13 (0.24%) JBoss
8 12 (0.22%) nginx
9 11 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.18%) CICS
11 9 (0.17%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (0.15%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.13%) Drupal
14 6 (0.11%) Headless CMS
14 6 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.11%) Skype for Business
15 5 (0.092%) IIS
Applications
1 142 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 119 (2.20%) Microsoft Project
4 89 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 68 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.33%) Sketch
8 12 (0.22%) InVision
9 9 (0.17%) Figma
10 7 (0.13%) Chatbot
11 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.074%) UXPin
12 4 (0.074%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.055%) SPSS
14 2 (0.037%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.037%) Marvel
14 2 (0.037%) Maya
15 1 (0.018%) Camtasia
15 1 (0.018%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 64 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
2 43 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 22 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
5 17 (0.31%) Magento
5 17 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 17 (0.31%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.28%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 14 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 13 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 13 (0.24%) SAP MM
9 12 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 11 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
11 10 (0.18%) Maximo
11 10 (0.18%) OneSumX
12 9 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 791 (14.62%) Azure
2 388 (7.17%) AWS
3 281 (5.20%) Power Platform
4 162 (3.00%) Microsoft 365
5 126 (2.33%) SaaS
6 123 (2.27%) GCP
7 85 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
8 69 (1.28%) PaaS
9 56 (1.04%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 48 (0.89%) GitHub
10 48 (0.89%) Serverless
11 47 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
12 40 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (0.74%) IaaS
13 38 (0.70%) PowerApps
14 33 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 31 (0.57%) Azure Logic Apps
16 28 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 27 (0.50%) Apigee
18 22 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.29%) Firewall
2 64 (1.18%) 5G
3 56 (1.04%) WAN
4 49 (0.91%) LAN
4 49 (0.91%) Network Security
5 47 (0.87%) 2G
6 42 (0.78%) GSM
7 40 (0.74%) MVNO
8 33 (0.61%) Packet Switching
8 33 (0.61%) Unified Communications
9 25 (0.46%) Internet
9 25 (0.46%) Wireless
10 23 (0.43%) SAN
10 23 (0.43%) VPN
11 20 (0.37%) DNS
12 19 (0.35%) WebEx
13 18 (0.33%) SD-WAN
14 17 (0.31%) Broadband
15 16 (0.30%) 4G
15 16 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (4.58%) Power BI
2 171 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 115 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 109 (2.02%) Big Data
5 81 (1.50%) Tableau
6 69 (1.28%) Data Lake
7 38 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 34 (0.63%) Hadoop
10 33 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 29 (0.54%) Relational Database
13 28 (0.52%) Metadata
14 27 (0.50%) OLAP
15 26 (0.48%) QlikView
16 25 (0.46%) Amazon Redshift
16 25 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
16 25 (0.46%) NoSQL
17 22 (0.41%) MySQL
17 22 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 356 (6.58%) JIRA
2 98 (1.81%) Jenkins
3 85 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.54%) Selenium
5 27 (0.50%) Maven
6 26 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 26 (0.48%) GitLab
7 23 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
8 22 (0.41%) Bitbucket
9 17 (0.31%) Subversion
10 14 (0.26%) Axure RP
11 13 (0.24%) Visual Studio
12 12 (0.22%) Cypress.io
13 11 (0.20%) JMeter
13 11 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (0.17%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.15%) CircleCI
15 8 (0.15%) REST Assured
15 8 (0.15%) Storybook
General
1 1,814 (33.54%) Social Skills
2 1,368 (25.29%) Finance
3 525 (9.71%) Public Sector
4 486 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
5 409 (7.56%) Banking
6 308 (5.69%) Presentation Skills
7 303 (5.60%) Retail
8 265 (4.90%) Telecoms
9 232 (4.29%) Influencing Skills
10 208 (3.85%) Marketing
11 151 (2.79%) Organisational Skills
12 120 (2.22%) Manufacturing
13 97 (1.79%) Legal
14 54 (1.00%) Investment Banking
15 53 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
16 50 (0.92%) Law
17 46 (0.85%) Billing
18 42 (0.78%) Automotive
19 41 (0.76%) Retail Banking
20 40 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,150 (21.26%) Project Manager
2 947 (17.51%) Analyst
3 656 (12.13%) Architect
4 646 (11.94%) Business Analyst
5 280 (5.18%) Consultant
6 247 (4.57%) Delivery Manager
6 247 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
7 209 (3.86%) IT Manager
8 190 (3.51%) Developer
8 190 (3.51%) Programme Manager
9 152 (2.81%) IT Project Manager
10 141 (2.61%) Senior Manager
11 131 (2.42%) Azure Architect
12 124 (2.29%) Data Architect
13 120 (2.22%) Designer
14 114 (2.11%) Infrastructure Manager
15 112 (2.07%) Technical Manager
16 106 (1.96%) Service Manager
17 97 (1.79%) Senior Project Manager
18 88 (1.63%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (1.41%) .NET
2 72 (1.33%) HTML
3 67 (1.24%) REST
4 59 (1.09%) Kafka
5 57 (1.05%) CSS
6 51 (0.94%) React
7 50 (0.92%) Node.js
8 48 (0.89%) Spring
9 45 (0.83%) SOAP
10 41 (0.76%) Web Services
11 33 (0.61%) RESTful
12 32 (0.59%) JSON
13 30 (0.55%) XML
14 28 (0.52%) Middleware
15 25 (0.46%) OAuth
15 25 (0.46%) Spring Boot
15 25 (0.46%) Swagger
16 24 (0.44%) Velocity
17 21 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
18 20 (0.37%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 164 (3.03%) User Experience
2 132 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 112 (2.07%) Data Centre
4 92 (1.70%) NHS
5 87 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 77 (1.42%) Legacy Systems
7 72 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 68 (1.26%) Virtual Team
9 52 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
10 51 (0.94%) PMI
11 44 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
12 37 (0.68%) FMCG
13 33 (0.61%) Social Media
14 31 (0.57%) Cloud Native
15 28 (0.52%) Credit Risk
16 27 (0.50%) Reference Data
17 26 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (0.46%) Algorithms
18 25 (0.46%) Analytical Mindset
19 23 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 175 (3.24%) Windows
2 95 (1.76%) Linux
3 72 (1.33%) Unix
4 47 (0.87%) Windows 10
5 36 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.24%) Android
6 13 (0.24%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.24%) zOS
7 12 (0.22%) VMS
7 12 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 11 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.18%) AIX
10 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.074%) Solaris
11 4 (0.074%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.074%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.037%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.037%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,974 (36.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,017 (18.80%) Project Management
3 686 (12.68%) Project Delivery
4 554 (10.24%) Migration
5 469 (8.67%) Scrum
6 461 (8.52%) Change Management
7 444 (8.21%) DevOps
8 440 (8.13%) Problem-Solving
9 397 (7.34%) Business Analysis
10 376 (6.95%) PRINCE2
11 363 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
12 360 (6.66%) Waterfall
13 349 (6.45%) Analytics
14 328 (6.06%) Requirements Gathering
15 319 (5.90%) Business Case
16 308 (5.69%) Risk Management
17 275 (5.08%) Decision-Making
18 266 (4.92%) ITIL
19 251 (4.64%) Programme Management
20 249 (4.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 369 (6.82%) SQL
2 244 (4.51%) Java
3 180 (3.33%) Python
4 118 (2.18%) C
5 104 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 57 (1.05%) PowerShell
7 52 (0.96%) C#
8 26 (0.48%) C++
9 25 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 24 (0.44%) PL/SQL
10 24 (0.44%) Shell Script
11 21 (0.39%) R
12 19 (0.35%) Scala
12 19 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 18 (0.33%) Go
14 16 (0.30%) TypeScript
15 15 (0.28%) PHP
16 12 (0.22%) Java 8
16 12 (0.22%) Ruby
16 12 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 469 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 369 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 220 (4.07%) Degree
4 99 (1.83%) PMP
5 93 (1.72%) PMI Certification
6 53 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 52 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 52 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 46 (0.85%) ISEB
9 42 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 38 (0.70%) CISSP
10 38 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 32 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 29 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (0.43%) APMP
14 20 (0.37%) CISM
14 20 (0.37%) Master's Degree
15 19 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
16 18 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (4.44%) PMO
2 190 (3.51%) QA
3 82 (1.52%) Data Quality
4 81 (1.50%) GDPR
5 49 (0.91%) SLA
6 46 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 36 (0.67%) NIST
8 33 (0.61%) Accessibility
9 26 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 21 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
11 20 (0.37%) GRC
12 18 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (0.31%) PMBOK
14 16 (0.30%) MiFID
15 11 (0.20%) COBIT
16 8 (0.15%) NCSC
17 6 (0.11%) EMIR
17 6 (0.11%) IFRS
18 5 (0.092%) FATCA
18 5 (0.092%) GxP
System Software
1 114 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 79 (1.46%) Docker
3 38 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 17 (0.31%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.17%) HDFS
7 9 (0.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 9 (0.17%) RACF
8 6 (0.11%) vSphere
9 4 (0.074%) VMware NSX
10 3 (0.055%) XenApp
11 2 (0.037%) Firmware
11 2 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.037%) vCloud
11 2 (0.037%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.018%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.018%) Oracle Clusterware
12 1 (0.018%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 92 (1.70%) Kubernetes
2 56 (1.04%) Terraform
3 50 (0.92%) Ansible
4 24 (0.44%) Puppet
5 21 (0.39%) SCCM
6 19 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.17%) Tivoli NetView
10 8 (0.15%) Grafana
11 5 (0.092%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.092%) MOM
11 5 (0.092%) Packer
12 4 (0.074%) CA Wily
12 4 (0.074%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.074%) ITRS Geneos
12 4 (0.074%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.074%) SCOM
13 3 (0.055%) Istio
Vendors
1 515 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 314 (5.81%) SAP
3 271 (5.01%) Oracle
4 235 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
5 81 (1.50%) Google
6 78 (1.44%) VMware
7 72 (1.33%) ServiceNow
8 71 (1.31%) Databricks
9 69 (1.28%) IBM
10 64 (1.18%) Cisco
11 47 (0.87%) Adobe
12 44 (0.81%) Informatica
12 44 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 40 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 38 (0.70%) IFS
15 29 (0.54%) CyberArk
16 26 (0.48%) Alteryx
16 26 (0.48%) hybris
16 26 (0.48%) Splunk
16 26 (0.48%) Workday