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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPSS
Rank 497 497 522
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing SPSS 102 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Applications category 1.40% 1.15% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 52
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 £215 £255 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 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
7277 6631 7555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.64% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4087 3649 3949
Average daily rate £338 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 635 793
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 97 £375 +15.38% 49
London +7 63 £375 +20.96% 26
City of London +35 13 £325 -2.62% 13
East of England -15 11 £430 -1.71% 3
Hertfordshire -10 10 £453 +3.42% 2
South East +7 8 £309 - 4
Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £381 -
South West -42 4 £325 - 2
West Yorkshire - 4 £331 - 1
Leeds - 4 £331 - 1
Bristol -17 3 £318 -
Cardiff - 3 £325 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £475 - 1
South Wales - 3 £325 - 2
Wales - 3 £325 - 2
Berkshire +3 2 £351 -
Oxford - 2 £296 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £296 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 9
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £313 -
Cambridge - 1 £313 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -

SPSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 100 (64.94%) SAS
2 65 (42.21%) Analytics
3 57 (37.01%) SQL
4 53 (34.42%) Data Analysis
5 48 (31.17%) Marketing
6 36 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (22.08%) Statistics
8 32 (20.78%) Data Mining
8 32 (20.78%) Degree
9 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
10 22 (14.29%) R
11 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 21 (13.64%) Tableau
12 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
12 20 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (12.34%) Statistical Analysis
14 18 (11.69%) Hadoop
15 17 (11.04%) Oracle
15 17 (11.04%) Finance
16 16 (10.39%) Predictive Modelling
17 15 (9.74%) Mathematics
18 14 (9.09%) Data Modelling
18 14 (9.09%) Visualisation
18 14 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
18 14 (9.09%) Data Analytics
19 13 (8.44%) Direct Marketing
20 12 (7.79%) Project Management
20 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
20 12 (7.79%) Teradata
20 12 (7.79%) Cluster Analysis

SPSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 100 (64.94%) SAS
2 3 (1.95%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.95%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) IIS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) FileNet
4 1 (0.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.65%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.19%) Stata
3 7 (4.55%) FastStats
4 6 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (3.25%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.30%) MS Office
6 2 (1.30%) Gephi
7 1 (0.65%) MS Project
7 1 (0.65%) Weka
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.30%) FTP
2 2 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (0.65%) MPLS
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) LAN
3 1 (0.65%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) SMTP
3 1 (0.65%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) SNMP
3 1 (0.65%) VPN
3 1 (0.65%) DNS
3 1 (0.65%) SSL
3 1 (0.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.78%) Data Mining
2 20 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (11.69%) Hadoop
4 11 (7.14%) Big Data
4 11 (7.14%) QlikView
5 8 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (4.55%) Clementine
6 7 (4.55%) DB2
6 7 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.55%) Base SAS
7 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.90%) Spotfire
8 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.60%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.95%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Subversion
1 3 (1.95%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (1.30%) ProC
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) PVCS
3 1 (0.65%) Toad
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (31.17%) Marketing
2 17 (11.04%) Finance
3 11 (7.14%) Retail
4 6 (3.90%) Games
5 4 (2.60%) Advertising
6 3 (1.95%) Publishing
6 3 (1.95%) Banking
6 3 (1.95%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 102 (66.23%) Analyst
2 46 (29.87%) Data Analyst
3 20 (12.99%) Insight Analyst
4 17 (11.04%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (9.09%) Consultant
6 11 (7.14%) Architect
6 11 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 10 (6.49%) Data Consultant
8 8 (5.19%) Marketing Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Senior Insight Analyst
9 7 (4.55%) Developer
9 7 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.90%) Information Analyst
10 6 (3.90%) Data Modeller
10 6 (3.90%) Senior Data Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Data Modeller
11 5 (3.25%) Marketing Data Analyst
11 5 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.55%) .NET
2 6 (3.90%) HTML
3 5 (3.25%) HTML5
4 4 (2.60%) Middleware
5 2 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.30%) XML
5 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.30%) REST
6 1 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.08%) Statistics
2 15 (9.74%) Mathematics
3 14 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.90%) Economics
5 5 (3.25%) Digital Media
5 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.60%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.95%) Open Source
7 3 (1.95%) NHS
7 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.95%) Online Games
8 2 (1.30%) Informatics
8 2 (1.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.65%) DTV
9 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.65%) Social Media
9 1 (0.65%) Social Gaming
9 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (1.30%) UNIX
3 1 (0.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) AIX
3 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.21%) Analytics
2 53 (34.42%) Data Analysis
3 36 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (12.34%) Statistical Analysis
5 16 (10.39%) Predictive Modelling
6 14 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 14 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
6 14 (9.09%) Data Analytics
7 13 (8.44%) Direct Marketing
8 12 (7.79%) Cluster Analysis
8 12 (7.79%) Project Management
8 12 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.14%) CRM
9 11 (7.14%) Propensity Modelling
10 9 (5.84%) CHAID
11 8 (5.19%) Predictive Analytics
11 8 (5.19%) Customer Segmentation
12 7 (4.55%) Waterfall
12 7 (4.55%) Customer Insight
13 6 (3.90%) Database Marketing
Programming Languages
1 57 (37.01%) SQL
2 22 (14.29%) R
3 8 (5.19%) Python
4 7 (4.55%) VBA
4 7 (4.55%) Java
5 5 (3.25%) MATLAB
5 5 (3.25%) Ruby
6 4 (2.60%) C
7 3 (1.95%) C#
7 3 (1.95%) VB
8 2 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.30%) Perl
8 2 (1.30%) PROC SQL
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) Jython
9 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (20.78%) Degree
2 2 (1.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.30%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.65%) MCSE
3 1 (0.65%) PhD
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Vendors
1 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
1 21 (13.64%) Tableau
2 17 (11.04%) Oracle
3 12 (7.79%) Teradata
4 7 (4.55%) Cognos
5 6 (3.90%) Adobe
5 6 (3.90%) Omniture
6 5 (3.25%) Alterian
7 4 (2.60%) Apple
7 4 (2.60%) Informatica
7 4 (2.60%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (2.60%) IBM
8 3 (1.95%) Talend
9 2 (1.30%) Google
9 2 (1.30%) ILOG
9 2 (1.30%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.65%) SAP
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco
10 1 (0.65%) Dell
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix
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