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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPSS
Rank 549 517 513
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Contract jobs citing SPSS 71 94 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Applications category 1.05% 1.31% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 71 43
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £203 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
6762 7167 6517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.89% 13.11% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3962 3540
Average daily rate £342 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 738 663
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.24 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
- +0.26%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -44 70 £325 -7.14% 60
London -25 36 £300 -20.00% 35
West Midlands +10 10 £350 +27.27% 3
City of London -17 8 £315 -3.07% 12
East Midlands +6 7 £325 - 4
Warwickshire - 7 £350 -
South East -10 6 £550 +78.13% 7
Warwick - 5 £350 -
North West -24 4 - - 4
Manchester - 3 - - 2
Berkshire +5 2 - - 2
Bracknell -5 2 - -
Hampshire -6 2 £550 +25.00% 3
South West -11 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -25 2 £450 +35.84% 1
Leeds -25 2 £450 +44.00% 1
West Yorkshire -25 2 £450 +44.00% 1
Surrey - 2 £388 - 1
Coventry +1 1 £310 +12.72%
Bristol -7 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -8 1 - - 4
East of England -9 1 £435 +1.16% 3
Nottingham -12 1 - - 3
Staines - 1 £125 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Cirencester - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 £435 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £435 -

SPSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 86 (71.07%) SAS
2 66 (54.55%) Analytics
3 57 (47.11%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (45.45%) SQL
5 49 (40.50%) R
6 39 (32.23%) Marketing
7 33 (27.27%) Degree
8 31 (25.62%) Finance
9 28 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (23.14%) Data Analysis
10 24 (19.83%) Data Mining
10 24 (19.83%) Tableau
11 22 (18.18%) Big Data
11 22 (18.18%) Oracle
11 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
12 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
12 21 (17.36%) Visualisation
13 19 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (14.88%) Project Management
14 18 (14.88%) Statistical Modelling
15 17 (14.05%) Hadoop
16 16 (13.22%) Mathematics
16 16 (13.22%) Data Modelling
16 16 (13.22%) ETL
17 15 (12.40%) Statistics
18 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
18 14 (11.57%) BusinessObjects
18 14 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (10.74%) Retail
19 13 (10.74%) Cognos

SPSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 86 (71.07%) SAS
2 6 (4.96%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.44%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (4.96%) MS Office
5 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.65%) S-PLUS
6 2 (1.65%) FastStats
7 1 (0.83%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.83%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.65%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 1 (0.83%) Radian6
2 1 (0.83%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Google Analytics
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.48%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.65%) Silverpop
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.83%) Data Mining
2 22 (18.18%) Big Data
3 19 (15.70%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (14.05%) Hadoop
5 14 (11.57%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
7 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (7.44%) QlikView
8 8 (6.61%) Base SAS
8 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
9 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (5.79%) Apache Hive
9 7 (5.79%) MongoDB
9 7 (5.79%) RDBMS
10 6 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (4.96%) NoSQL
11 5 (4.13%) HBase
11 5 (4.13%) Sqoop
11 5 (4.13%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.31%) ERwin
3 2 (1.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (32.23%) Marketing
2 31 (25.62%) Finance
3 13 (10.74%) Retail
4 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Advertising
5 5 (4.13%) Banking
6 4 (3.31%) Online Betting
7 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.83%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
Job Titles
1 70 (57.85%) Analyst
2 27 (22.31%) Data Analyst
3 15 (12.40%) Data Scientist
4 14 (11.57%) Insight Analyst
4 14 (11.57%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Architect
6 9 (7.44%) Project Manager
6 9 (7.44%) Data Architect
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Business Manager
7 7 (5.79%) Business Project Manager
8 6 (4.96%) Insight Data Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.31%) Customer Insight Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Customer Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Manager
11 3 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
11 3 (2.48%) Big Data Architect
11 3 (2.48%) Data Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) HTML
2 3 (2.48%) JSON
2 3 (2.48%) Web Services
2 3 (2.48%) MLlib
3 2 (1.65%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) XSD
3 2 (1.65%) Google Maps API
3 2 (1.65%) REST
3 2 (1.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 57 (47.11%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (17.36%) Visualisation
3 16 (13.22%) Mathematics
4 15 (12.40%) Statistics
5 13 (10.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (8.26%) Management Information System
7 8 (6.61%) Data Extraction
8 5 (4.13%) Algorithms
9 4 (3.31%) Data Integration
9 4 (3.31%) Credit Risk
9 4 (3.31%) Physics
9 4 (3.31%) Economics
10 3 (2.48%) Social Media
11 2 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.65%) Replication
11 2 (1.65%) DTV
11 2 (1.65%) GIS
11 2 (1.65%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.83%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.48%) Linux
2 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (54.55%) Analytics
2 28 (23.14%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (23.14%) Data Analysis
3 18 (14.88%) Project Management
3 18 (14.88%) Statistical Modelling
4 16 (13.22%) Data Modelling
4 16 (13.22%) ETL
5 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
5 14 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.26%) CHAID
7 10 (8.26%) Data Analytics
7 10 (8.26%) Data Architecture
8 9 (7.44%) Predictive Modelling
8 9 (7.44%) Propensity Modelling
9 8 (6.61%) Open Source
9 8 (6.61%) MapReduce
9 8 (6.61%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.61%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (45.45%) SQL
2 49 (40.50%) R
3 13 (10.74%) VBA
4 12 (9.92%) Python
5 11 (9.09%) MATLAB
5 11 (9.09%) C++
6 10 (8.26%) Java
7 4 (3.31%) VB
8 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.48%) Fortran
8 3 (2.48%) SAS Macro
9 2 (1.65%) MapBasic
9 2 (1.65%) C#
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.83%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) Scala
10 1 (0.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) PMP
2 7 (5.79%) PMI Certification
3 5 (4.13%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.83%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 24 (19.83%) Tableau
2 22 (18.18%) Oracle
3 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.74%) Cognos
5 12 (9.92%) IBM
5 12 (9.92%) Google
6 8 (6.61%) Adobe
6 8 (6.61%) Teradata
7 5 (4.13%) Endeca
7 5 (4.13%) SAP
8 4 (3.31%) Informatica
8 4 (3.31%) Netezza
9 3 (2.48%) Greenplum
9 3 (2.48%) Vertica
9 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.48%) Omniture
10 2 (1.65%) Mapinfo
10 2 (1.65%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.65%) Talend
11 1 (0.83%) Sysomos
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