The table below looks at the statistics for Statistical Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistical Analysis over the 3 months to 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Statistical Analysis
Rank 566 508 503
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -5
Contract jobs citing Statistical Analysis 58 86 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 36
Average daily rate
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£488 £374 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.34% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £427 £331 £340
% change year-on-year
+28.75% -2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+217.30% -42.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £13.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+217.30% -42.22%

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
44991 42314 38919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.81% 76.18% 74.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29174 26141 23620
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1214 1195 1121
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

Statistical Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Statistical Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

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

Statistical Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Statistical Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

Statistical Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Statistical Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Statistical Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Statistical Analysis
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 Statistical Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 5 August 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 -36 55 £488 +30.34% 45
London +3 29 £500 +13.96% 19
East of England +5 9 £475 +5.55% 4
City of London -2 9 £475 +16.20% 5
Manchester -9 5 £378 +17.20%
South East -16 5 £620 +275.75% 8
North West -18 5 £378 +17.20%
Bedfordshire - 5 £475 - 1
Luton - 4 - -
Hertfordshire -4 3 - - 1
Brighton - 3 £620 -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
East Sussex - 3 £620 -
West Midlands +4 2 £175 -36.36% 7
North East -20 2 £328 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £328 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £328 -
Staines +4 1 £125 -15.25%
Berkshire -1 1 - - 2
Surrey -4 1 £125 -15.25% 1
Cambridge -4 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - - 2
South West -6 1 £375 -6.25% 2
North Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
Reading -9 1 - -
Yorkshire -30 1 - - 3
Sale - 1 £378 -
Dunstable - 1 £475 -
Swindon - 1 £375 - 1
Redditch - 1 - -

Statistical Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Statistical Analysis 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 Statistical Analysis.

1 51 (36.69%) SQL
2 50 (35.97%) Finance
3 48 (34.53%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (23.02%) Analytics
5 30 (21.58%) Statistics
6 28 (20.14%) Degree
7 26 (18.71%) SAS
8 21 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
9 20 (14.39%) Python
9 20 (14.39%) Banking
9 20 (14.39%) Data Analysis
10 19 (13.67%) MATLAB
10 19 (13.67%) R
11 18 (12.95%) MS Office
11 18 (12.95%) Data Management
11 18 (12.95%) Mathematics
12 17 (12.23%) Validation
13 16 (11.51%) Project Management
13 16 (11.51%) Security Cleared
14 14 (10.07%) Visualisation
14 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
15 13 (9.35%) C++
16 12 (8.63%) Credit Risk
16 12 (8.63%) ITIL
16 12 (8.63%) HP
16 12 (8.63%) Hadoop
17 11 (7.91%) Big Data
17 11 (7.91%) User Experience
17 11 (7.91%) Change Management

Statistical Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Statistical Analysis 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 Statistical Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (18.71%) SAS
2 8 (5.76%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.44%) Apache
4 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.44%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (15.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.95%) MS Office
3 7 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.32%) SPSS
5 3 (2.16%) Simulink
5 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (2.16%) Maple
5 3 (2.16%) Mathematica
5 3 (2.16%) LaTeX
6 2 (1.44%) MS Project
6 2 (1.44%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) WebTrends
1 2 (1.44%) SAP InfiniteInsight
1 2 (1.44%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (1.44%) Radian6
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.44%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.44%) FTP
1 2 (1.44%) NGN
2 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.72%) HTTP
2 1 (0.72%) Internet
2 1 (0.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.63%) Hadoop
2 11 (7.91%) Big Data
3 10 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.19%) Data Mining
4 9 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 9 (6.47%) Apache Hive
5 8 (5.76%) QlikView
5 8 (5.76%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.04%) NoSQL
7 5 (3.60%) MS Access
8 4 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (2.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.44%) Hyperion Smart View
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.44%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.72%) HP UFT
1 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.72%) ProC
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 50 (35.97%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Banking
3 11 (7.91%) Marketing
4 7 (5.04%) Retail
4 7 (5.04%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.88%) Billing
6 3 (2.16%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Games
8 1 (0.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 70 (50.36%) Analyst
2 24 (17.27%) Business Analyst
3 13 (9.35%) Data Analyst
4 9 (6.47%) Data Scientist
5 7 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (5.04%) Quantitative Analyst
5 7 (5.04%) Architect
6 6 (4.32%) Information Analyst
6 6 (4.32%) Test Leader
7 5 (3.60%) Senior Data Analyst
7 5 (3.60%) Risk Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) SAS Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Developer
9 3 (2.16%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.16%) Credit Analyst
9 3 (2.16%) Data Architect
9 3 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.16%) Support Manager
9 3 (2.16%) Statistical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.16%) SOAP
3 2 (1.44%) XML
3 2 (1.44%) XSD
3 2 (1.44%) JSON
3 2 (1.44%) REST
4 1 (0.72%) Flask
4 1 (0.72%) pytest
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) ODBC
4 1 (0.72%) Ajax
4 1 (0.72%) CherryPy
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (34.53%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (21.58%) Statistics
3 18 (12.95%) Mathematics
4 14 (10.07%) Visualisation
5 12 (8.63%) Credit Risk
6 11 (7.91%) User Experience
7 10 (7.19%) Computer Science
7 10 (7.19%) Management Information System
8 8 (5.76%) Data Extraction
9 6 (4.32%) NHS
10 5 (3.60%) Data Integration
10 5 (3.60%) Algorithms
10 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (2.16%) Hedge funds
11 3 (2.16%) EPoS
11 3 (2.16%) Market Risk
11 3 (2.16%) Equities
11 3 (2.16%) Applied Mathematics
11 3 (2.16%) Physics
11 3 (2.16%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.16%) Linux
2 2 (1.44%) UNIX
2 2 (1.44%) Windows
2 2 (1.44%) HPUX
2 2 (1.44%) SUSE
3 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.02%) Analytics
2 21 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (14.39%) Data Analysis
4 18 (12.95%) Data Management
5 17 (12.23%) Validation
6 16 (11.51%) Project Management
7 12 (8.63%) ITIL
8 11 (7.91%) PRINCE2
8 11 (7.91%) UML
8 11 (7.91%) Change Management
9 10 (7.19%) OO
10 9 (6.47%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.47%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 9 (6.47%) Release Management
10 9 (6.47%) Statistical Modelling
10 9 (6.47%) Predictive Modelling
11 8 (5.76%) Use Case
11 8 (5.76%) Performance Testing
11 8 (5.76%) Business Development
11 8 (5.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.69%) SQL
2 20 (14.39%) Python
3 19 (13.67%) MATLAB
3 19 (13.67%) R
4 13 (9.35%) C++
5 10 (7.19%) Java
6 8 (5.76%) VB
6 8 (5.76%) VBA
7 7 (5.04%) Ruby
8 6 (4.32%) Perl
9 4 (2.88%) C#
10 3 (2.16%) C
10 3 (2.16%) F#
10 3 (2.16%) Clojure
11 2 (1.44%) SAS Macro
11 2 (1.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Degree
2 16 (11.51%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) PhD
4 9 (6.47%) ISEB
5 7 (5.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 7 (5.04%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.60%) BC Cleared
7 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) Postgraduate
8 2 (1.44%) PMP
8 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.44%) ACCA
8 2 (1.44%) CIMA
8 2 (1.44%) MBA
9 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.72%) IIBA
9 1 (0.72%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) Data Quality
1 4 (2.88%) AIFMD
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) CDISC
4 1 (0.72%) GCP
4 1 (0.72%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.16%) Graphite
Vendors
1 14 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.63%) HP
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle
3 8 (5.76%) SAP
4 4 (2.88%) Tableau
5 3 (2.16%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.16%) IBM
6 2 (1.44%) Splunk
6 2 (1.44%) Google
6 2 (1.44%) Coremetrics
6 2 (1.44%) TIBCO
6 2 (1.44%) Cognos
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe
7 1 (0.72%) Informatica
7 1 (0.72%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.72%) Teradata
7 1 (0.72%) Curam
7 1 (0.72%) Netezza
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