Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 17 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing Stakeholder Management 6,850 2,026 5,912
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 8.17% 6.56% 6.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.17% 7.53% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,935 1,374 3,994
10th Percentile £360 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £475 £480
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% -1.04% +3.23%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £583
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 50 90
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.00 £16.20
25th Percentile £26.25 £17.72 £20.10
Median hourly rate £45.50 £32.00 £39.76
Median % change year-on-year +42.19% -19.52% +20.48%
75th Percentile £58.00 £44.31 £52.81
90th Percentile £69.60 £54.18 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +54.55% -33.73% +22.06%

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 74,706 26,888 74,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.08% 87.12% 87.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,917 18,205 49,679
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £378 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £667 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +3.37% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,686 767 2,174
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.51 £15.50 £14.79
Median hourly rate £24.80 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.80% +11.11% +15.38%
75th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.53 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.76% +2.27% +15.61%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +7 5,705 £520 +6.67% 837
London +23 2,970 £550 +4.76% 394
UK excluding London +8 2,829 £475 +5.56% 477
Work from Home +3 1,852 £513 +7.89% 155
South East +4 819 £475 +5.64% 105
North of England +14 654 £485 +12.67% 144
Midlands +6 559 £475 +9.20% 90
West Midlands +3 412 £475 +5.56% 66
Scotland +15 384 £450 - 32
North West +15 366 £491 +15.59% 72
Yorkshire +16 258 £475 +5.56% 59
South West +3 258 £465 +1.09% 60
East Midlands +3 145 £439 +3.29% 24
East of England -6 105 £456 -1.35% 36
Wales -14 47 £450 -5.26% 7
North East 0 31 £525 +10.53% 13
Northern Ireland -8 5 £498 -0.50% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2,532 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 2,434 (35.53%) Social Skills
3 1,857 (27.11%) Finance
4 1,348 (19.68%) Project Management
5 900 (13.14%) Azure
6 882 (12.88%) Project Delivery
7 678 (9.90%) Migration
8 646 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
9 641 (9.36%) Public Sector
10 583 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
11 572 (8.35%) Microsoft
12 567 (8.28%) Change Management
12 567 (8.28%) Security Cleared
13 555 (8.10%) Scrum
14 531 (7.75%) Waterfall
15 521 (7.61%) DevOps
16 506 (7.39%) Analytics
17 493 (7.20%) Business Analysis
18 484 (7.07%) PRINCE2
19 468 (6.83%) SQL
20 465 (6.79%) AWS
21 460 (6.72%) Banking
22 452 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
23 446 (6.51%) SC Cleared
24 429 (6.26%) JIRA
25 428 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
26 422 (6.16%) Risk Management
27 411 (6.00%) Business Case
28 402 (5.87%) Presentation Skills
29 369 (5.39%) Decision-Making

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
1 213 (3.11%) Confluence
2 134 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 95 (1.39%) CMS
4 50 (0.73%) SAS
5 35 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 19 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 16 (0.23%) CICS
8 13 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (0.13%) Apache
10 9 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.10%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.088%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.088%) Headless CMS
12 6 (0.088%) IIS
12 6 (0.088%) nginx
12 6 (0.088%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.073%) Anypoint
13 5 (0.073%) Appian
Applications
1 189 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 184 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 135 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
4 105 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 76 (1.11%) MS Visio
6 31 (0.45%) Sketch
7 30 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 12 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 12 (0.18%) InVision
8 12 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.15%) UXPin
10 7 (0.10%) Figma
11 5 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.058%) Zeplin
13 3 (0.044%) InDesign
13 3 (0.044%) SPSS
14 2 (0.029%) Adobe XD
14 2 (0.029%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.029%) Marvel
15 1 (0.015%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 74 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 49 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 27 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 26 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 17 (0.25%) Magento
7 16 (0.23%) Maximo
7 16 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
8 15 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 14 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 13 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 11 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
11 11 (0.16%) SAP CO
11 11 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
12 10 (0.15%) OneSumX
12 10 (0.15%) Workday HCM
13 9 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
14 8 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 900 (13.14%) Azure
2 465 (6.79%) AWS
3 340 (4.96%) Power Platform
4 193 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
5 182 (2.66%) GCP
6 170 (2.48%) SaaS
7 115 (1.68%) PaaS
8 98 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
9 72 (1.05%) IaaS
10 57 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
11 52 (0.76%) GitHub
11 52 (0.76%) PowerApps
12 50 (0.73%) Serverless
13 48 (0.70%) Azure Synapse Analytics
14 34 (0.50%) Azure Logic Apps
15 27 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
16 26 (0.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 25 (0.36%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 25 (0.36%) Google Analytics
17 25 (0.36%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 90 (1.31%) 5G
2 84 (1.23%) Firewall
3 71 (1.04%) Network Security
4 68 (0.99%) 2G
5 66 (0.96%) GSM
6 64 (0.93%) MVNO
7 49 (0.72%) Packet Switching
8 43 (0.63%) LAN
9 41 (0.60%) WAN
10 26 (0.38%) Internet
11 24 (0.35%) SAN
12 23 (0.34%) Unified Communications
13 22 (0.32%) DNS
13 22 (0.32%) SMS
14 21 (0.31%) MPLS
14 21 (0.31%) VoIP
15 20 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (0.29%) Wireless
16 18 (0.26%) 4G
17 17 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (4.31%) Power BI
2 194 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 135 (1.97%) Big Data
4 132 (1.93%) SQL Server
5 101 (1.47%) Data Lake
6 81 (1.18%) Tableau
7 46 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 45 (0.66%) QlikView
9 41 (0.60%) Relational Database
10 40 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 40 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 38 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (0.53%) Metadata
13 32 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
14 30 (0.44%) NoSQL
15 29 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (0.41%) DB2
16 28 (0.41%) RDBMS
16 28 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 429 (6.26%) JIRA
2 107 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 85 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 45 (0.66%) GitLab
5 35 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
6 33 (0.48%) Cucumber
7 27 (0.39%) Maven
8 25 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 23 (0.34%) Visual Studio
10 18 (0.26%) REST Assured
10 18 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (0.23%) Axure RP
12 15 (0.22%) Selenium
12 15 (0.22%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.20%) Subversion
13 14 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (0.19%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.18%) JMeter
16 11 (0.16%) ERwin
16 11 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2,434 (35.53%) Social Skills
2 1,857 (27.11%) Finance
3 646 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 641 (9.36%) Public Sector
5 460 (6.72%) Banking
6 402 (5.87%) Presentation Skills
7 362 (5.28%) Retail
8 346 (5.05%) Telecoms
9 294 (4.29%) Influencing Skills
10 259 (3.78%) Marketing
11 225 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
12 153 (2.23%) Manufacturing
13 133 (1.94%) Legal
14 88 (1.28%) Law
15 71 (1.04%) Investment Banking
16 66 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
17 60 (0.88%) Automotive
18 59 (0.86%) Retail Banking
19 54 (0.79%) Billing
20 48 (0.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,556 (22.72%) Project Manager
2 1,309 (19.11%) Analyst
3 893 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 843 (12.31%) Architect
5 359 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
6 320 (4.67%) Consultant
7 309 (4.51%) IT Manager
8 277 (4.04%) Delivery Manager
9 237 (3.46%) Developer
10 234 (3.42%) IT Project Manager
11 221 (3.23%) Programme Manager
11 221 (3.23%) Senior Manager
12 157 (2.29%) Service Manager
13 156 (2.28%) Senior Project Manager
14 155 (2.26%) Data Architect
15 145 (2.12%) Designer
16 134 (1.96%) Technical Manager
17 133 (1.94%) Infrastructure Manager
18 131 (1.91%) Change Manager
19 124 (1.81%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (1.31%) .NET
2 78 (1.14%) HTML
3 65 (0.95%) REST
4 60 (0.88%) Kafka
5 58 (0.85%) CSS
6 53 (0.77%) React
7 50 (0.73%) Web Services
8 46 (0.67%) Middleware
9 43 (0.63%) RESTful
9 43 (0.63%) Spring
10 40 (0.58%) Node.js
11 39 (0.57%) SOAP
12 35 (0.51%) XML
13 30 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
14 28 (0.41%) Velocity
15 26 (0.38%) JSON
16 22 (0.32%) J2EE
17 21 (0.31%) Spring Boot
18 18 (0.26%) AngularJS
18 18 (0.26%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 252 (3.68%) User Experience
2 163 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 122 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
4 120 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
5 119 (1.74%) Legacy Systems
6 107 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 105 (1.53%) Data Centre
8 93 (1.36%) NHS
9 88 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 76 (1.11%) PMI
11 62 (0.91%) Public Cloud
12 48 (0.70%) Social Media
13 45 (0.66%) Analytical Mindset
14 43 (0.63%) FMCG
15 41 (0.60%) Reference Data
16 40 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
17 35 (0.51%) Data Structures
18 31 (0.45%) Mainframe
19 30 (0.44%) Cloud Native
19 30 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 196 (2.86%) Windows
2 87 (1.27%) Linux
3 70 (1.02%) Unix
4 55 (0.80%) Windows 10
5 44 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 25 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 24 (0.35%) Android
8 18 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 17 (0.25%) zOS
10 14 (0.20%) VMS
11 12 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.12%) AIX
12 8 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.073%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.073%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.029%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.029%) SUSE
15 2 (0.029%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,532 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,348 (19.68%) Project Management
3 882 (12.88%) Project Delivery
4 678 (9.90%) Migration
5 583 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
6 567 (8.28%) Change Management
7 555 (8.10%) Scrum
8 531 (7.75%) Waterfall
9 521 (7.61%) DevOps
10 506 (7.39%) Analytics
11 493 (7.20%) Business Analysis
12 484 (7.07%) PRINCE2
13 452 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
14 428 (6.25%) Requirements Gathering
15 422 (6.16%) Risk Management
16 411 (6.00%) Business Case
17 369 (5.39%) Decision-Making
18 346 (5.05%) Coaching
18 346 (5.05%) Workshop Facilitation
19 341 (4.98%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 468 (6.83%) SQL
2 234 (3.42%) Java
3 190 (2.77%) Python
4 143 (2.09%) C
5 102 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 73 (1.07%) C#
7 49 (0.72%) PowerShell
8 36 (0.53%) R
9 33 (0.48%) C++
10 31 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 23 (0.34%) Go
11 23 (0.34%) Scala
12 21 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 19 (0.28%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.28%) TypeScript
14 17 (0.25%) Bash Shell
15 16 (0.23%) COBOL
16 14 (0.20%) Apple Swift
16 14 (0.20%) REXX
17 13 (0.19%) JCL
Qualifications
1 567 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 446 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 243 (3.55%) Degree
4 132 (1.93%) PMI Certification
5 129 (1.88%) PMP
6 69 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 61 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 58 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 53 (0.77%) ISTQB
10 48 (0.70%) CISSP
10 48 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 44 (0.64%) DV Cleared
12 37 (0.54%) ISEB
13 32 (0.47%) CISM
13 32 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 29 (0.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 28 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (0.34%) Master's Degree
17 21 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
18 19 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 341 (4.98%) PMO
2 227 (3.31%) QA
3 124 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 119 (1.74%) GDPR
5 67 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 55 (0.80%) NIST
7 51 (0.74%) SLA
8 50 (0.73%) Accessibility
9 41 (0.60%) GRC
10 36 (0.53%) MiFID
11 31 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
12 30 (0.44%) PCI DSS
12 30 (0.44%) PMBOK
13 27 (0.39%) EMIR
13 27 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 16 (0.23%) COBIT
15 11 (0.16%) GAAP
16 9 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
16 9 (0.13%) FATCA
17 8 (0.12%) GLBA
System Software
1 125 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 60 (0.88%) Docker
3 36 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
5 15 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 13 (0.19%) RACF
6 13 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.16%) HDFS
8 6 (0.088%) vSphere
9 5 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.044%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.029%) Oracle Clusterware
12 2 (0.029%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.029%) XenApp
13 1 (0.015%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 88 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 76 (1.11%) Terraform
3 43 (0.63%) Ansible
4 23 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.26%) Puppet
6 16 (0.23%) SCCM
7 15 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (0.19%) Tivoli NetView
9 11 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
9 11 (0.16%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 10 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (0.15%) RSA Archer
11 9 (0.13%) Grafana
12 8 (0.12%) HP ALM
13 6 (0.088%) Packer
14 5 (0.073%) MOM
15 4 (0.058%) CA Wily
15 4 (0.058%) Hadoop YARN
15 4 (0.058%) SCOM
Vendors
1 572 (8.35%) Microsoft
2 345 (5.04%) SAP
3 299 (4.36%) Oracle
4 241 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
5 113 (1.65%) Google
6 90 (1.31%) ServiceNow
7 79 (1.15%) VMware
8 78 (1.14%) IBM
9 76 (1.11%) Databricks
10 58 (0.85%) Cisco
11 55 (0.80%) Informatica
12 53 (0.77%) Adobe
12 53 (0.77%) CheckPoint
13 37 (0.54%) MuleSoft
14 36 (0.53%) Pega
15 32 (0.47%) BiZZdesign
16 31 (0.45%) CyberArk
17 30 (0.44%) IFS
17 30 (0.44%) Workday
18 28 (0.41%) Citrix