The table below looks at the statistics for Analytics skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Analytics over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Analytics
Rank 76 88 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +47
Contract jobs citing Analytics 1242 1095 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.29% 2.14% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.90% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 666 446
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £14.13 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £39.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.99 £27.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.57% +54.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Analytics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Analytics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Analytics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Analytics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Analytics within the UK.

Analytics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analytics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Analytics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Analytics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Analytics within the UK.

Analytics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Analytics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Analytics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Analytics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Analytics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 1152 £445 +4.70% 408
London +5 768 £450 -5.26% 224
City of London +9 190 £475 +2.70% 82
South East +2 186 £445 +22.75% 53
East of England +12 52 £354 -5.66% 20
North West +13 51 £300 -14.28% 28
Berkshire -14 48 £413 -5.17% 14
Scotland +6 43 £423 +16.55% 17
Hampshire +1 38 £515 +37.40% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 34 £375 +7.14% 3
West Midlands -32 32 £363 -14.70% 13
South Wales +10 29 £350 -10.82% 6
Wales +3 29 £350 -10.82% 8
South West -21 29 £325 -13.33% 30
Manchester +8 26 £381 +17.30% 21
Cardiff +12 25 £350 +27.27% 6
Hertfordshire +16 24 £363 -3.33% 9
Oxfordshire +4 24 £450 +24.13% 5
Edinburgh -4 23 £388 +3.33% 12
Surrey -1 19 £391 +2.62% 12
Reading +16 18 £434 -5.70% 4
Canary Wharf +14 18 £320 -45.06%
East Midlands +4 17 £400 +233.33% 13
Oxford -7 17 £450 +24.13%
Milton Keynes -9 13 £400 -5.88% 2
Farnborough - 13 £443 -
Cheshire +6 11 £300 -22.58% 4
Bedfordshire -2 11 £275 -21.42%
Cambridgeshire -7 11 £404 - 8
Yorkshire -30 11 £438 +17.44% 23

Analytics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Analytics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Analytics.

1 703 (29.75%) Finance
2 682 (28.86%) SQL
3 506 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
4 490 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
5 407 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
6 366 (15.49%) Marketing
7 363 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
8 339 (14.35%) Banking
9 320 (13.54%) Oracle
10 281 (11.89%) SAS
11 269 (11.38%) Big Data
12 265 (11.21%) Project Management
13 264 (11.17%) SQL Server
14 262 (11.09%) Java
15 261 (11.05%) Data Modelling
16 251 (10.62%) Degree
17 244 (10.33%) Google
17 244 (10.33%) Microsoft
18 236 (9.99%) ETL
19 229 (9.69%) HTML
19 229 (9.69%) Google Analytics
20 206 (8.72%) Web Analytics
21 193 (8.17%) Visualisation
22 192 (8.13%) Hadoop
23 183 (7.74%) MS Excel
24 182 (7.70%) JavaScript
25 181 (7.66%) .NET
26 176 (7.45%) Data Analysis
27 173 (7.32%) Investment Banking
28 172 (7.28%) C#

Analytics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Analytics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Analytics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 281 (11.89%) SAS
2 87 (3.68%) CMS
3 77 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 43 (1.82%) Apache
5 39 (1.65%) Node.js
6 34 (1.44%) Apache Pig
7 29 (1.23%) IIS
8 26 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.02%) Apache Spark
10 21 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
11 20 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 19 (0.80%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.34%) Apache ServiceMix
16 7 (0.30%) Drupal
16 7 (0.30%) WordPress
17 6 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
17 6 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 183 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 69 (2.92%) SPSS
3 67 (2.84%) MS Office
4 51 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (1.35%) MS Project
6 27 (1.14%) MS Visio
7 24 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
7 24 (1.02%) PowerPivot
8 23 (0.97%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.21%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
12 2 (0.085%) InDesign
12 2 (0.085%) Adobe Premiere
13 1 (0.042%) Weka
13 1 (0.042%) FastStats
13 1 (0.042%) LaTeX
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 229 (9.69%) Google Analytics
2 45 (1.90%) SiteCatalyst
3 40 (1.69%) WebTrends
4 17 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.47%) Siebel Analytics
6 10 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 10 (0.42%) Summit
6 10 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.38%) Endur
7 9 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
8 8 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.25%) Optimost
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.25%) Fredhopper
9 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.21%) CA Clarity
10 5 (0.21%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.47%) SaaS
5 8 (0.34%) Basecamp
5 8 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.25%) GitHub
6 6 (0.25%) PaaS
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.085%) Route 53
9 2 (0.085%) Taleo
9 2 (0.085%) IaaS
10 1 (0.042%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.042%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.042%) Responsys
10 1 (0.042%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.61%) Internet
2 20 (0.85%) Intranet
3 16 (0.68%) Firewall
3 16 (0.68%) WAN
3 16 (0.68%) HTTP
4 15 (0.63%) LAN
5 14 (0.59%) BGP
6 11 (0.47%) SAN
6 11 (0.47%) NetScaler
7 10 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (0.38%) LDAP
8 9 (0.38%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.34%) Wireless
10 7 (0.30%) Wireless Security
10 7 (0.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (0.30%) WLAN
10 7 (0.30%) EIGRP
10 7 (0.30%) OSPF
11 5 (0.21%) Extranet
11 5 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (15.36%) Data Warehouse
2 269 (11.38%) Big Data
3 264 (11.17%) SQL Server
4 192 (8.13%) Hadoop
5 119 (5.04%) QlikView
6 115 (4.87%) Data Mining
7 111 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 98 (4.15%) NoSQL
9 86 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 86 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 76 (3.22%) Apache Hive
10 76 (3.22%) MongoDB
11 73 (3.09%) Oracle Database
12 64 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 58 (2.45%) MySQL
14 57 (2.41%) HBase
15 52 (2.20%) OLAP
16 44 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
17 38 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
17 38 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 55 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 48 (2.03%) JIRA
3 35 (1.48%) Subversion
4 27 (1.14%) Maven
5 24 (1.02%) JUnit
6 22 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (0.93%) Mockito
7 20 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 19 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 19 (0.80%) Grunt
9 18 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 17 (0.72%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.59%) Bower
12 11 (0.47%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.47%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.38%) Toad
14 8 (0.34%) ERwin
14 8 (0.34%) NUnit
14 8 (0.34%) Selenium
14 8 (0.34%) Trac
General
1 703 (29.75%) Finance
2 366 (15.49%) Marketing
3 339 (14.35%) Banking
4 173 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 150 (6.35%) Retail
6 146 (6.18%) Front Office
7 61 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.29%) Legal
9 51 (2.16%) Publishing
10 45 (1.90%) Games
11 38 (1.61%) Advertising
12 25 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.63%) Billing
16 12 (0.51%) German Language
16 12 (0.51%) Law
17 11 (0.47%) Music Industry
18 10 (0.42%) Back Office
19 9 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 652 (27.59%) Analyst
2 612 (25.90%) Developer
3 237 (10.03%) Business Analyst
4 235 (9.94%) Architect
5 185 (7.83%) Consultant
6 170 (7.19%) Data Analyst
7 134 (5.67%) Project Manager
8 85 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
9 72 (3.05%) Data Architect
10 69 (2.92%) Senior Developer
11 64 (2.71%) Java Developer
12 56 (2.37%) SQL Developer
13 51 (2.16%) Designer
14 45 (1.90%) Web Analyst
15 42 (1.78%) C# Developer
15 42 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
16 41 (1.74%) Enterprise Architect
17 38 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 37 (1.57%) Insight Analyst
19 34 (1.44%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (9.69%) HTML
2 181 (7.66%) .NET
3 168 (7.11%) CSS
4 150 (6.35%) XML
5 103 (4.36%) HTML5
6 97 (4.10%) jQuery
7 79 (3.34%) Web Services
8 60 (2.54%) CSS3
9 57 (2.41%) JSON
10 50 (2.12%) AngularJS
11 47 (1.99%) REST
12 46 (1.95%) RESTful
12 46 (1.95%) Spring
13 41 (1.74%) ASP.NET
14 36 (1.52%) Ajax
15 31 (1.31%) Middleware
16 28 (1.18%) XSLT
17 23 (0.97%) WCF
18 22 (0.93%) WPF
19 21 (0.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 407 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (8.17%) Visualisation
3 156 (6.60%) User Experience
4 113 (4.78%) Social Media
4 113 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 111 (4.70%) Derivative
6 80 (3.39%) Data Integration
7 79 (3.34%) Data Structures
7 79 (3.34%) Statistics
8 78 (3.30%) Credit Risk
9 77 (3.26%) Management Information System
10 74 (3.13%) Mathematics
11 70 (2.96%) Fixed Income
12 67 (2.84%) Open Source
13 65 (2.75%) Algorithms
14 39 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 37 (1.57%) Credit Derivative
15 37 (1.57%) Mobile App
16 34 (1.44%) Market Risk
17 31 (1.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 147 (6.22%) Linux
2 103 (4.36%) Windows
3 89 (3.77%) UNIX
4 29 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.10%) Android
6 13 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.34%) AIX
10 6 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.21%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.13%) Solaris
12 3 (0.13%) CentOS
13 2 (0.085%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.085%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.085%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.085%) SUSE
13 2 (0.085%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
2 490 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (11.21%) Project Management
4 261 (11.05%) Data Modelling
5 236 (9.99%) ETL
6 206 (8.72%) Web Analytics
7 176 (7.45%) Data Analysis
8 150 (6.35%) E-Commerce
9 138 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 129 (5.46%) Data Analytics
11 128 (5.42%) Data Management
12 126 (5.33%) TDD
13 121 (5.12%) Business Analysis
14 116 (4.91%) CRM
15 114 (4.82%) Scrum
16 107 (4.53%) Risk Management
17 105 (4.44%) Migration
18 95 (4.02%) Data Architecture
19 93 (3.94%) OO
20 90 (3.81%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 682 (28.86%) SQL
2 262 (11.09%) Java
3 182 (7.70%) JavaScript
4 172 (7.28%) C#
5 156 (6.60%) Python
6 117 (4.95%) C++
7 87 (3.68%) VBA
8 72 (3.05%) R
9 63 (2.67%) C
10 62 (2.62%) PL/SQL
11 50 (2.12%) T-SQL
12 41 (1.74%) Perl
13 38 (1.61%) PHP
14 36 (1.52%) Bash Shell
15 32 (1.35%) Scala
16 31 (1.31%) VB
17 29 (1.23%) Ruby
18 19 (0.80%) PowerShell
19 16 (0.68%) MATLAB
20 14 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 251 (10.62%) Degree
2 89 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.03%) SC Cleared
4 18 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.55%) PhD
6 12 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 11 (0.47%) ISEB
7 11 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.42%) SAP Certification
8 10 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.38%) CCNP
9 9 (0.38%) MCSE
10 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.30%) HP ASE
10 7 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.21%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (0.21%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.77%) QA
2 31 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.55%) Basel III
5 9 (0.38%) SLA
6 8 (0.34%) WCAG
7 7 (0.30%) EMIR
7 7 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.13%) WAI
8 3 (0.13%) MiFID
8 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.13%) Basel II
9 2 (0.085%) UCITS
9 2 (0.085%) HL7
10 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.042%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (1.40%) Apache Flume
2 29 (1.23%) HDFS
3 23 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 21 (0.89%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (0.63%) vSphere
7 14 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (0.21%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.13%) XenServer
10 3 (0.13%) Docker
11 2 (0.085%) Platform Symphony
11 2 (0.085%) XenApp
11 2 (0.085%) Firmware
11 2 (0.085%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.042%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.042%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.042%) Varnish
12 1 (0.042%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (1.61%) Oozie
2 23 (0.97%) Ambari
3 20 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (0.76%) Puppet
5 9 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.34%) Data Guard
7 7 (0.30%) Nagios
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (0.30%) logstash
7 7 (0.30%) Kibana
8 6 (0.25%) Hyperic
8 6 (0.25%) Ganglia
9 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.21%) Cobbler
9 5 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.13%) Mesos
10 3 (0.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 320 (13.54%) Oracle
2 244 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 244 (10.33%) Google
3 145 (6.14%) Tableau
4 105 (4.44%) SAP
5 89 (3.77%) Adobe
6 74 (3.13%) Teradata
7 73 (3.09%) Business Objects
8 63 (2.67%) IBM
8 63 (2.67%) Omniture
9 61 (2.58%) Informatica
10 58 (2.45%) Cognos
11 57 (2.41%) HP
12 39 (1.65%) Netezza
13 33 (1.40%) Sybase
14 32 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
15 25 (1.06%) Hortonworks
16 24 (1.02%) Cisco
17 23 (0.97%) MapR
18 22 (0.93%) Twitter
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