The table below looks at the statistics for Trend Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Trend Analysis over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Trend Analysis
Rank 590 583 526
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -57
Contract jobs citing Trend Analysis 63 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 58
Median daily rate £323 £340 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £115 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Trend Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Trend Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Trend Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Trend Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

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

Trend Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Trend Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Trend Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Trend Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Trend Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Trend Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Trend Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Trend Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 61 £349 +2.57% 7
South East +17 23 £348 +6.92% 2
London -19 16 £420 +15.86% 2
West Midlands -23 10 £481 +118.75%
Berkshire -8 9 £245 -23.91% 2
Birmingham +2 8 £550 +69.23%
Horsham - 8 - -
West Sussex - 8 - -
Reading +28 7 £245 -41.66% 1
North West +7 6 £120 -65.71% 1
Cheshire +13 3 £120 -
Hampshire +6 3 - -
Manchester -5 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Warrington - 3 £120 -
Scotland +15 2 £85 - 3
Glasgow +7 2 £85 - 1
Telford - 2 £413 -
Shropshire - 2 £413 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £105 -67.69%
City of London +12 1 - -
South West +11 1 £250 -28.57%
Surrey +9 1 £475 +5.55%
West Yorkshire +8 1 £285 -15.55% 1
Yorkshire +7 1 £285 -12.30% 1
Leeds +5 1 £285 -15.55%
Wiltshire +3 1 £250 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
North East - 1 £100 -

Trend Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Trend Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Trend Analysis.

1 38 (26.21%) ITIL
2 32 (22.07%) Incident Management
3 29 (20.00%) Finance
3 29 (20.00%) SLA
3 29 (20.00%) Service Management
3 29 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
5 22 (15.17%) Service Delivery
6 21 (14.48%) Change Management
6 21 (14.48%) People Management
7 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
8 18 (12.41%) Cisco
9 17 (11.72%) HP
10 16 (11.03%) Unix
10 16 (11.03%) Banking
11 15 (10.34%) Degree
11 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 15 (10.34%) Problem Management
11 15 (10.34%) Capacity Management
12 14 (9.66%) Data Analysis
12 14 (9.66%) Project Management
13 13 (8.97%) MS Office
13 13 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
14 12 (8.28%) High Availability
14 12 (8.28%) Performance Management
14 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
14 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
14 12 (8.28%) Intel Security
14 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
15 11 (7.59%) VMware

Trend Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.83%) IBM Notes
2 7 (4.83%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) Apache
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.38%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.38%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.38%) SAS
5 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.97%) MS Office
3 9 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) HFM
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.83%) IaaS
2 7 (4.83%) PaaS
3 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Firewall
2 6 (4.14%) DNS
3 5 (3.45%) Internet
3 5 (3.45%) LAN
3 5 (3.45%) WAN
4 4 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.69%) 3G
5 1 (0.69%) 4G
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (0.69%) DHCP
5 1 (0.69%) DMZ
5 1 (0.69%) Intranet
5 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.69%) LTE
5 1 (0.69%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.69%) Skype
5 1 (0.69%) SNA
5 1 (0.69%) VPN
5 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.45%) QlikView
2 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) Essbase
3 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.69%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.69%) DTS
5 1 (0.69%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.69%) MS Access
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.69%) Gerrit
3 1 (0.69%) GitLab
3 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 29 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Banking
3 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.45%) Military
5 4 (2.76%) Billing
6 3 (2.07%) Marketing
7 2 (1.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (34.48%) Analyst
2 19 (13.10%) Administrator
3 10 (6.90%) Incident Manager
4 9 (6.21%) Operations Manager
4 9 (6.21%) Security Analyst
5 8 (5.52%) Report Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Architect
6 7 (4.83%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Problem Manager
6 7 (4.83%) Service Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Support Manager
7 5 (3.45%) AIX Administrator
7 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (3.45%) HP Storage Administrator
7 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (3.45%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.76%) Incident and Problem Manager
8 4 (2.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) ELK Stack
1 5 (3.45%) XML
2 2 (1.38%) Middleware
2 2 (1.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.21%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.45%) Statistics
6 4 (2.76%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.07%) IVR
7 3 (2.07%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.38%) User Experience
8 2 (1.38%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.69%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) CMDB
9 1 (0.69%) Derivative
9 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Unix
2 10 (6.90%) Windows
3 9 (6.21%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.14%) Linux
6 5 (3.45%) AIX
7 3 (2.07%) HPUX
8 1 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.21%) ITIL
2 32 (22.07%) Incident Management
3 29 (20.00%) Service Management
4 22 (15.17%) Service Delivery
5 21 (14.48%) Change Management
5 21 (14.48%) People Management
6 15 (10.34%) Capacity Management
6 15 (10.34%) Problem Management
7 14 (9.66%) Data Analysis
7 14 (9.66%) Project Management
8 13 (8.97%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (8.28%) High Availability
9 12 (8.28%) Performance Management
10 11 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.21%) Threat Analysis
12 8 (5.52%) Coaching
13 6 (4.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.90%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) Python
3 4 (2.76%) VB
4 3 (2.07%) R
5 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.38%) Perl
5 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.38%) VBA
6 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) COBOL
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.69%) JCL
6 1 (0.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.69%) REXX
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.34%) Degree
2 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.45%) CCIE
5 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.45%) MBA
5 5 (3.45%) MCP
5 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.76%) Chartered Engineer
6 4 (2.76%) MCSE
6 4 (2.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.38%) CCDE
7 2 (1.38%) CCNP
7 2 (1.38%) CISSP
8 1 (0.69%) CISA
8 1 (0.69%) CISM
8 1 (0.69%) GCIA
8 1 (0.69%) GCIH
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (20.00%) SLA
2 4 (2.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.07%) QA
4 2 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.45%) Ceph
2 5 (3.45%) PowerHA
3 4 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.07%) Firmware
4 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.07%) vSphere
5 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (4.14%) Ansible
2 6 (4.14%) Puppet
3 5 (3.45%) Kibana
3 5 (3.45%) logstash
3 5 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.76%) SCCM
5 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.69%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.69%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 23 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.41%) Cisco
3 17 (11.72%) HP
4 12 (8.28%) Intel Security
5 11 (7.59%) VMware
6 9 (6.21%) IBM
6 9 (6.21%) Lumension
6 9 (6.21%) Remedy
7 8 (5.52%) Citrix
8 7 (4.83%) Lotus
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle
10 5 (3.45%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.45%) Trustwave
11 4 (2.76%) Pega
12 3 (2.07%) Hyperion
12 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.38%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.38%) Nortel
13 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.38%) Symantec