Period
to

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Social Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Social Skills over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Social Skills (Interpersonal, Communication)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 4 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Social Skills 461 293 379
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.14% 15.91% 17.78%
As % of the General category 31.97% 32.20% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 191 200
10th Percentile £185 £143 £202
25th Percentile £318 £313 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +4.94%
75th Percentile £538 £588 £512
90th Percentile £610 £600 £600
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 57
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.38 £12.71 £12.88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.14 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +0.84% +30.77%
75th Percentile £28.75 £20.58 £21.75
90th Percentile £29.25 £26.00 £22.75
England median hourly rate £17.78 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.22% -2.70% +15.63%

Social Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1,442 910 1,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 53.63% 49.40% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 599 659
10th Percentile £213 £210 £260
25th Percentile £375 £331 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £450 £440
Median % change year-on-year +9.44% +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £556 £550 £538
90th Percentile £668 £600 £626
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 66 100
10th Percentile £11.91 £11.25 £11.26
25th Percentile £15.93 £14.48 £13.49
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.51 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.03% +5.77% +9.38%
75th Percentile £22.69 £26.00 £22.39
90th Percentile £28.85 £28.98 £28.28
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.15 £19.90
% change year-on-year +1.65% +6.28% +3.48%

Social Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Social Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Social Skills in Yorkshire

Social Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Social Skills in Yorkshire

Social Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Social Skills in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Social Skills in Yorkshire

Social Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Social Skills in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Social Skills in Yorkshire

Social Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Social Skills in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Social Skills in Yorkshire

Social Skills
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Social Skills within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Yorkshire +1 316 £500 +8.11% 152
South Yorkshire 0 70 £450 +12.50% 43
North Yorkshire +1 50 £250 -20.63% 32
East Yorkshire -1 2 £186 +7.97% 8
Humberside - 2 £159 - 5
Social Skills
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Social Skills 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 across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Social Skills.

1 129 (27.98%) Agile
2 93 (20.17%) Finance
3 91 (19.74%) Stakeholder Management
4 89 (19.31%) Microsoft
5 73 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
6 70 (15.18%) Azure
7 69 (14.97%) Windows
8 67 (14.53%) Project Management
9 63 (13.67%) DevOps
10 59 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
11 58 (12.58%) Microsoft 365
12 53 (11.50%) Active Directory
13 51 (11.06%) SQL
14 50 (10.85%) Public Sector
15 46 (9.98%) Project Delivery
15 46 (9.98%) AWS
15 46 (9.98%) Retail
16 45 (9.76%) Migration
17 42 (9.11%) Scrum
17 42 (9.11%) Change Management
17 42 (9.11%) ITIL
18 36 (7.81%) Java
18 36 (7.81%) Requirements Gathering
19 33 (7.16%) CI/CD
20 32 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
21 31 (6.72%) SAP
21 31 (6.72%) Business Analysis
21 31 (6.72%) Decision-Making
22 29 (6.29%) GitHub
22 29 (6.29%) User Stories

Social Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 21 (4.56%) Confluence
2 13 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (1.30%) Mule
4 4 (0.87%) CICS
4 4 (0.87%) CMS
4 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.43%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 2 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
6 1 (0.22%) SAS
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.65%) Sketch
7 2 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.43%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.43%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.22%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (2.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.08%) Shopify
4 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle iSupplier
6 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.43%) SAP MDG
7 1 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.18%) Azure
2 58 (12.58%) Microsoft 365
3 46 (9.98%) AWS
4 29 (6.29%) GitHub
5 26 (5.64%) PaaS
6 23 (4.99%) IaaS
7 21 (4.56%) SaaS
8 13 (2.82%) GCP
9 9 (1.95%) Slack
10 7 (1.52%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.30%) Serverless
12 5 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.87%) Figma
14 3 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.65%) Azure Pipelines
14 3 (0.65%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.12%) Firewall
2 15 (3.25%) LAN
2 15 (3.25%) WAN
3 13 (2.82%) Network Security
4 12 (2.60%) NAS
4 12 (2.60%) SAN
5 11 (2.39%) DNS
6 10 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.52%) DHCP
8 6 (1.30%) DMZ
8 6 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.30%) Wireless
9 4 (0.87%) WLAN
10 2 (0.43%) FTP
10 2 (0.43%) HTTP
10 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.43%) SSL
10 2 (0.43%) VoIP
10 2 (0.43%) VPN
11 1 (0.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.47%) DB2
3 11 (2.39%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.74%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
5 7 (1.52%) Power BI
6 6 (1.30%) Amazon Athena
6 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.08%) MySQL
7 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.65%) Tableau
9 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (6.07%) Jenkins
2 27 (5.86%) JIRA
3 23 (4.99%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.95%) Maven
5 7 (1.52%) GitLab
5 7 (1.52%) JUnit
5 7 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.30%) Android Studio
6 6 (1.30%) CocoaPods
6 6 (1.30%) IntelliJ
6 6 (1.30%) Mockito
6 6 (1.30%) Xcode
7 4 (0.87%) Postman
8 3 (0.65%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.65%) Selenium
9 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.43%) Subversion
9 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (20.17%) Finance
2 59 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (10.85%) Public Sector
4 46 (9.98%) Retail
5 25 (5.42%) Presentation Skills
6 19 (4.12%) Marketing
7 17 (3.69%) Banking
7 17 (3.69%) Influencing Skills
8 14 (3.04%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (2.17%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (2.17%) Law
9 10 (2.17%) Legal
10 8 (1.74%) General Ledger
11 6 (1.30%) Back Office
11 6 (1.30%) Local Government
11 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.43%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (23.21%) Analyst
2 57 (12.36%) Business Analyst
3 46 (9.98%) Architect
4 41 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 25 (5.42%) Service Analyst
5 25 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.56%) Developer
8 20 (4.34%) Support Engineer
9 18 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
10 16 (3.47%) IT Manager
11 15 (3.25%) Delivery Manager
11 15 (3.25%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.04%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.82%) IT Analyst
13 13 (2.82%) Programme Manager
14 12 (2.60%) Administrator
15 11 (2.39%) Consultant
15 11 (2.39%) Technical Architect
16 10 (2.17%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.25%) Node.js
1 15 (3.25%) Spring Boot
2 14 (3.04%) RESTful
3 13 (2.82%) REST
4 10 (2.17%) JSON
4 10 (2.17%) Kafka
4 10 (2.17%) Spring
5 8 (1.74%) React
5 8 (1.74%) Web Services
5 8 (1.74%) WireMock
6 7 (1.52%) .NET
7 6 (1.30%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.30%) CSS
7 6 (1.30%) HTML
7 6 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.30%) SOAP
7 6 (1.30%) XML
8 4 (0.87%) Middleware
9 2 (0.43%) ISPF
9 2 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.42%) Management Information System
1 25 (5.42%) NHS
2 21 (4.56%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 18 (3.90%) User Experience
4 17 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.39%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.17%) Replication
8 9 (1.95%) Analytical Mindset
8 9 (1.95%) Clustering
8 9 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.52%) Legacy Systems
11 6 (1.30%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.87%) CMDB
12 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.87%) iPad
12 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 69 (14.97%) Windows
2 27 (5.86%) Windows 10
3 26 (5.64%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.99%) Linux
5 10 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.74%) Android
8 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.43%) MVS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (0.43%) zOS
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Unix
10 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (27.98%) Agile
2 91 (19.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 73 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (14.53%) Project Management
5 63 (13.67%) DevOps
6 46 (9.98%) Project Delivery
7 45 (9.76%) Migration
8 42 (9.11%) Change Management
8 42 (9.11%) ITIL
8 42 (9.11%) Scrum
9 36 (7.81%) Requirements Gathering
10 33 (7.16%) CI/CD
11 31 (6.72%) Business Analysis
11 31 (6.72%) Decision-Making
12 29 (6.29%) User Stories
13 28 (6.07%) Data Management
13 28 (6.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 28 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 25 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (5.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 51 (11.06%) SQL
2 36 (7.81%) Java
3 27 (5.86%) Python
4 11 (2.39%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.52%) Apple Swift
6 6 (1.30%) Bash
6 6 (1.30%) Kotlin
7 5 (1.08%) COBOL
8 4 (0.87%) Perl
8 4 (0.87%) R
9 3 (0.65%) C
9 3 (0.65%) JCL
9 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.65%) Scala
10 2 (0.43%) C#
10 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.43%) REXX
10 2 (0.43%) SELCOPY
10 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.99%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.77%) Degree
3 13 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (1.74%) MCSA
7 7 (1.52%) MCP
7 7 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.52%) PMP
8 6 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.30%) CISSP
8 6 (1.30%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.08%) CISA
9 5 (1.08%) CISM
9 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.08%) ISEB
9 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.08%) MCSE
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.77%) SLA
2 20 (4.34%) QA
3 10 (2.17%) GDPR
4 6 (1.30%) Accessibility
5 4 (0.87%) PMO
5 4 (0.87%) WCAG
6 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS 17
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.22%) MIL-STD-1553
8 1 (0.22%) NCSC
8 1 (0.22%) PSD2
8 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 53 (11.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.60%) Docker
5 9 (1.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (1.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (1.30%) XenApp
7 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.43%) ACF2
8 2 (0.43%) RACF
8 2 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (4.12%) SCCM
2 16 (3.47%) Puppet
3 15 (3.25%) Ansible
4 13 (2.82%) Terraform
5 11 (2.39%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.43%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (0.43%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.43%) zSecure
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.22%) Control-M
8 1 (0.22%) Packer
8 1 (0.22%) PTC Integrity
8 1 (0.22%) Salt
8 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 89 (19.31%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.72%) SAP
3 29 (6.29%) Oracle
4 28 (6.07%) VMware
5 24 (5.21%) Citrix
6 18 (3.90%) Cisco
7 15 (3.25%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.60%) Splunk
9 10 (2.17%) Google
10 9 (1.95%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.95%) Sybase
10 9 (1.95%) Veritas
11 8 (1.74%) Apple
11 8 (1.74%) HP
12 7 (1.52%) IBM
13 6 (1.30%) Cloudera
13 6 (1.30%) Remedy
14 5 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.87%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.87%) Brio