The table below looks at the statistics for SPSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPSS over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPSS
Rank 502 519 510
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing SPSS 100 64 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Applications category 1.37% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 41 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.80 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.97% +12.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £18.80 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £18.80 £21.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.64

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7283 6729 7537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 12.60% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4093 3675 3919
Average daily rate £338 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 661 794
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

SPSS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SPSS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

SPSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SPSS
Daily Rate Trend

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

SPSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SPSS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SPSS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SPSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPSS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SPSS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SPSS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SPSS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SPSS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SPSS
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 SPSS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 +18 96 £375 +15.38% 54
London +10 62 £375 +20.96% 29
City of London +21 12 £263 -22.22% 12
Hertfordshire -8 11 £475 +8.57% 1
East of England -14 11 £475 +8.57% 4
South East 0 9 £305 - 7
West Midlands - 6 £381 - 3
Hampshire - 5 £250 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 3
Leeds - 3 £350 - 2
South West -47 2 £413 +26.92%
South Wales - 2 £370 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £296 - 1
Wales - 2 £370 -
Cardiff - 2 £370 -
Oxford - 2 £296 - 1
Berkshire +11 1 £390 -
Bristol -21 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £375 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 5
Merseyside - 1 - -
North East - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - - 2
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

SPSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SPSS 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 SPSS.

1 103 (65.19%) SAS
2 66 (41.77%) Analytics
3 60 (37.97%) SQL
4 52 (32.91%) Data Analysis
5 49 (31.01%) Marketing
6 37 (23.42%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (20.89%) Data Mining
8 32 (20.25%) Statistics
9 30 (18.99%) Degree
10 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
11 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
11 22 (13.92%) R
12 21 (13.29%) Tableau
12 21 (13.29%) SQL Server
13 20 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (11.39%) Hadoop
14 18 (11.39%) Statistical Analysis
14 18 (11.39%) Oracle
15 16 (10.13%) Finance
16 15 (9.49%) Predictive Modelling
16 15 (9.49%) Statistical Modelling
17 14 (8.86%) Data Analytics
17 14 (8.86%) Visualisation
17 14 (8.86%) Mathematics
17 14 (8.86%) Data Modelling
18 13 (8.23%) Direct Marketing
18 13 (8.23%) Teradata
19 12 (7.59%) Cluster Analysis
19 12 (7.59%) CRM
20 11 (6.96%) Project Management

SPSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SPSS 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 SPSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 103 (65.19%) SAS
2 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.90%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.63%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.63%) FileNet
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
4 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (15.82%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.06%) Stata
3 7 (4.43%) FastStats
4 6 (3.80%) Final Cut Pro
5 5 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.27%) MS Office
6 2 (1.27%) Gephi
7 1 (0.63%) MS Project
7 1 (0.63%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.27%) FTP
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) MPLS
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
3 1 (0.63%) LAN
3 1 (0.63%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) SMTP
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) SNMP
3 1 (0.63%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) DNS
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
3 1 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.89%) Data Mining
2 21 (13.29%) SQL Server
3 20 (12.66%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (11.39%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.96%) Big Data
5 11 (6.96%) QlikView
6 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (4.43%) Clementine
7 7 (4.43%) DB2
7 7 (4.43%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.43%) Base SAS
8 6 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (3.80%) Spotfire
9 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.90%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Subversion
1 3 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.27%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) ProC
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.63%) PVCS
3 1 (0.63%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 49 (31.01%) Marketing
2 16 (10.13%) Finance
3 11 (6.96%) Retail
4 6 (3.80%) Games
5 5 (3.16%) Advertising
6 3 (1.90%) Publishing
6 3 (1.90%) Banking
6 3 (1.90%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 103 (65.19%) Analyst
2 48 (30.38%) Data Analyst
3 20 (12.66%) Insight Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (9.49%) Consultant
6 12 (7.59%) Architect
7 11 (6.96%) Business Analyst
8 10 (6.33%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 10 (6.33%) Data Consultant
9 8 (5.06%) Marketing Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) Senior Insight Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) Developer
10 7 (4.43%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (4.43%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.80%) Information Analyst
11 6 (3.80%) Data Modeller
11 6 (3.80%) Senior Data Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) SPSS Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Marketing Data Analyst
12 5 (3.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.80%) HTML
3 5 (3.16%) HTML5
4 4 (2.53%) Middleware
5 2 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.27%) XML
5 2 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.27%) REST
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.25%) Statistics
2 14 (8.86%) Mathematics
2 14 (8.86%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.80%) Economics
4 5 (3.16%) Data Extraction
4 5 (3.16%) Digital Media
4 5 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.53%) NHS
6 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.90%) Online Games
6 3 (1.90%) Open Source
7 2 (1.27%) Informatics
7 2 (1.27%) FMCG
8 1 (0.63%) DTV
8 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.63%) Social Media
8 1 (0.63%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.27%) UNIX
3 1 (0.63%) Windows
3 1 (0.63%) AIX
3 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (41.77%) Analytics
2 52 (32.91%) Data Analysis
3 37 (23.42%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (11.39%) Statistical Analysis
5 15 (9.49%) Predictive Modelling
5 15 (9.49%) Statistical Modelling
6 14 (8.86%) Data Analytics
6 14 (8.86%) Data Modelling
7 13 (8.23%) Direct Marketing
8 12 (7.59%) Cluster Analysis
8 12 (7.59%) CRM
9 11 (6.96%) Project Management
9 11 (6.96%) Propensity Modelling
10 10 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (5.70%) CHAID
11 9 (5.70%) Customer Insight
11 9 (5.70%) Customer Segmentation
12 8 (5.06%) Database Marketing
12 8 (5.06%) Predictive Analytics
13 7 (4.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (37.97%) SQL
2 22 (13.92%) R
3 8 (5.06%) Python
4 7 (4.43%) VBA
4 7 (4.43%) Java
5 6 (3.80%) MATLAB
6 5 (3.16%) Ruby
7 4 (2.53%) C
8 3 (1.90%) C#
8 3 (1.90%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.27%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) PROC SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.63%) Jython
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (18.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.90%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) PhD
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Vendors
1 22 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.29%) Tableau
3 18 (11.39%) Oracle
4 13 (8.23%) Teradata
5 9 (5.70%) Adobe
6 7 (4.43%) Cognos
7 6 (3.80%) Omniture
8 5 (3.16%) Alterian
8 5 (3.16%) Apple
8 5 (3.16%) IBM
8 5 (3.16%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.53%) Informatica
10 3 (1.90%) Talend
10 3 (1.90%) Google
11 2 (1.27%) Neolane
11 2 (1.27%) ILOG
11 2 (1.27%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.63%) SAP
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco
12 1 (0.63%) NetApp
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