Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Algorithms
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 325 394
Rank change year-on-year +44 +69 +72
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 893 715 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.78% 2.24% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 512 397
England median daily rate £550 £550 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.37% -2.40%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £312
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £538 £505
% change year-on-year +2.33% +6.44% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 13
England median hourly rate £39.64 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.72% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £8.00 £10.83 £15.05
90th Percentile £51.25 £55.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £38.29 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.75% +3.75% +5.96%

Algorithms is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,090 31,942 31,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.39% 33.86% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,438 21,424 20,773
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 906 1,114
England median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £49.18 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.48% +2.75% +5.10%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +56 662 £550 -4.35% 303
South East +34 111 £500 +42.86% 106
East of England +3 39 £535 +52.80% 80
North of England -40 29 £443 +4.12% 32
South West -26 25 £500 +17.65% 47
Midlands -26 22 £438 +2.94% 31
North West -1 19 £375 +5.63% 14
West Midlands -28 15 £438 +2.94% 20
Yorkshire -43 10 £475 +11.76% 14
East Midlands +3 7 £380 -5.00% 11
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 403 (45.13%) Python
2 332 (37.18%) Data Science
3 296 (33.15%) Data Structures
4 292 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
5 284 (31.80%) Java
6 261 (29.23%) Finance
7 260 (29.12%) Computer Science
8 257 (28.78%) Machine Learning
9 244 (27.32%) SQL
10 230 (25.76%) Analytics
11 208 (23.29%) Degree
12 201 (22.51%) OO
13 185 (20.72%) Hadoop
14 183 (20.49%) Big Data
15 177 (19.82%) Apache Spark
16 168 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
17 167 (18.70%) JavaScript
18 165 (18.48%) Mathematics
19 162 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
19 162 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
20 152 (17.02%) TDD
21 140 (15.68%) C++
22 133 (14.89%) Git (software)
23 131 (14.67%) Scala
24 130 (14.56%) Linux
25 128 (14.33%) Software Engineering
26 117 (13.10%) HTML
26 117 (13.10%) OOD
27 115 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
27 115 (12.88%) R

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 177 (19.82%) Apache Spark
2 54 (6.05%) SAS
3 39 (4.37%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.36%) Apache
5 23 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.24%) Apache Solr
6 20 (2.24%) Confluence
7 18 (2.02%) IPython
8 7 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
8 7 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.78%) WordPress
9 6 (0.67%) CMS
9 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.67%) IIS
9 6 (0.67%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.45%) Appian
11 4 (0.45%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (0.78%) Simulink
2 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.67%) SPSS
3 5 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.56%) InVision
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.56%) Eloqua
2 5 (0.56%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 168 (18.81%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 30 (3.36%) Amazon EMR
4 30 (3.36%) GitHub
5 19 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 19 (2.13%) Heroku
6 15 (1.68%) Google Analytics
7 13 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
8 10 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
8 10 (1.12%) Office 365
9 9 (1.01%) Data Lake Analytics
9 9 (1.01%) SaaS
10 8 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (0.90%) Serverless
11 7 (0.78%) BrowserStack
11 7 (0.78%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.13%) HTTP
1 19 (2.13%) Kerberos
2 14 (1.57%) Internet
3 13 (1.46%) 3GPP
3 13 (1.46%) LTE
4 11 (1.23%) 5G
4 11 (1.23%) GSM
4 11 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 11 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.23%) UMTS
5 10 (1.12%) VoLTE
6 8 (0.90%) Firewall
7 7 (0.78%) FIX Connectivity
8 6 (0.67%) IMAP
8 6 (0.67%) SMTP
8 6 (0.67%) SSL
8 6 (0.67%) Wireless
9 5 (0.56%) Network Security
9 5 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (20.72%) Hadoop
2 183 (20.49%) Big Data
3 90 (10.08%) NoSQL
4 87 (9.74%) SQL Server
5 81 (9.07%) Relational Database
6 69 (7.73%) Apache Hive
7 57 (6.38%) Data Mining
8 53 (5.94%) HBase
8 53 (5.94%) MongoDB
9 44 (4.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 41 (4.59%) Power BI
11 37 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
13 31 (3.47%) RDBMS
14 29 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (2.80%) Data Lake
16 23 (2.58%) MySQL
17 22 (2.46%) Redis
18 21 (2.35%) Spotfire
19 18 (2.02%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 133 (14.89%) Git (software)
2 48 (5.38%) Jenkins
3 40 (4.48%) JIRA
3 40 (4.48%) webpack
4 39 (4.37%) Selenium
5 26 (2.91%) Visual Studio Team System
6 24 (2.69%) Cucumber
7 22 (2.46%) JUnit
7 22 (2.46%) PostCSS
8 19 (2.13%) Maven
9 18 (2.02%) PhantomJS
10 17 (1.90%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.46%) Mercurial
12 12 (1.34%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.23%) WebDriver
14 10 (1.12%) Eclipse
14 10 (1.12%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.12%) Jasmine
14 10 (1.12%) MSTest
15 9 (1.01%) gulp
General
1 261 (29.23%) Finance
2 69 (7.73%) Banking
3 55 (6.16%) Front Office
4 50 (5.60%) Marketing
5 41 (4.59%) Telecoms
6 34 (3.81%) Retail
7 22 (2.46%) Games
8 20 (2.24%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.90%) Legal
10 8 (0.90%) Law
11 7 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.56%) Electronics
13 4 (0.45%) Advertising
13 4 (0.45%) Automotive
14 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.34%) Back Office
14 3 (0.34%) Military
14 3 (0.34%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 438 (49.05%) Developer
2 148 (16.57%) Data Scientist
3 134 (15.01%) Java Developer
4 78 (8.73%) Data Engineer
5 65 (7.28%) React Developer
6 59 (6.61%) Python Developer
7 46 (5.15%) Senior Developer
7 46 (5.15%) Software Engineer
8 38 (4.26%) Big Data Engineer
9 36 (4.03%) C# Developer
10 33 (3.70%) Architect
10 33 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 32 (3.58%) Python Engineer
12 31 (3.47%) JavaScript Developer
13 30 (3.36%) Analyst
14 29 (3.25%) Software Developer
15 27 (3.02%) Quantitative Developer
15 27 (3.02%) Scala Developer
16 24 (2.69%) Agile Developer
17 20 (2.24%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (13.10%) HTML
2 115 (12.88%) Kafka
3 107 (11.98%) REST
4 95 (10.64%) CSS
5 86 (9.63%) Redux
6 81 (9.07%) .NET
7 77 (8.62%) Spring
8 69 (7.73%) AngularJS
8 69 (7.73%) TensorFlow
9 67 (7.50%) React
10 66 (7.39%) Web Services
11 52 (5.82%) Node.js
12 49 (5.49%) Natural Language Processing
13 46 (5.15%) NumPy
14 43 (4.82%) HTML5
15 42 (4.70%) RESTful
16 40 (4.48%) Pandas
17 34 (3.81%) Flask
18 33 (3.70%) Spring Boot
19 29 (3.25%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 296 (33.15%) Data Structures
2 162 (18.14%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (6.49%) User Experience
4 44 (4.93%) Fintech
5 40 (4.48%) Mobile App
6 34 (3.81%) Hedge funds
7 25 (2.80%) Client/Server
8 24 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (2.35%) Cloud Native
11 17 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.68%) Management Information System
13 14 (1.57%) Equities
14 13 (1.46%) Fixed Income
14 13 (1.46%) HoloLens
15 12 (1.34%) NHS
16 10 (1.12%) Derivative
16 10 (1.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 9 (1.01%) Robotics
18 8 (0.90%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 130 (14.56%) Linux
2 39 (4.37%) Unix
3 35 (3.92%) Android
4 32 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 29 (3.25%) Windows
6 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.22%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (37.18%) Data Science
2 292 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (29.12%) Computer Science
4 257 (28.78%) Machine Learning
5 230 (25.76%) Analytics
6 201 (22.51%) OO
7 165 (18.48%) Mathematics
8 162 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
9 152 (17.02%) TDD
10 128 (14.33%) Software Engineering
11 117 (13.10%) OOD
12 114 (12.77%) Artificial Intelligence
13 108 (12.09%) Statistics
14 105 (11.76%) Visualisation
15 99 (11.09%) Test Automation
16 96 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
17 94 (10.53%) Deep Learning
18 88 (9.85%) DevOps
18 88 (9.85%) ETL
19 79 (8.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 403 (45.13%) Python
2 284 (31.80%) Java
3 244 (27.32%) SQL
4 167 (18.70%) JavaScript
5 140 (15.68%) C++
6 131 (14.67%) Scala
7 115 (12.88%) R
8 114 (12.77%) C#
9 66 (7.39%) MATLAB
10 55 (6.16%) C
10 55 (6.16%) TypeScript
11 48 (5.38%) Java 8
12 37 (4.14%) ES6
13 27 (3.02%) PHP
14 25 (2.80%) Apple Swift
14 25 (2.80%) Bash Shell
15 22 (2.46%) Go
16 21 (2.35%) Cython
16 21 (2.35%) Rust
17 14 (1.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 208 (23.29%) Degree
2 89 (9.97%) Computer Science Degree
3 73 (8.17%) Master's Degree
4 67 (7.50%) PhD
5 36 (4.03%) Security Cleared
6 28 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.34%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.22%) CISA
10 2 (0.22%) CISM
10 2 (0.22%) CISSP
10 2 (0.22%) MBA
11 1 (0.11%) CCSP
11 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.11%) GCIH
11 1 (0.11%) GIAC
11 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.94%) QA
2 22 (2.46%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.67%) GDPR
4 5 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.45%) MISRA
6 3 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 2 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (10.97%) Docker
2 32 (3.58%) Apache Flume
3 31 (3.47%) HDFS
4 8 (0.90%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.45%) KVM
6 4 (0.45%) LXC
7 3 (0.34%) Firmware
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) etcd
9 1 (0.11%) Varnish
9 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (6.27%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.47%) Ansible
3 25 (2.80%) Terraform
4 8 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.56%) Puppet
7 4 (0.45%) Control-M
7 4 (0.45%) Oozie
7 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.34%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
9 2 (0.22%) collectd
9 2 (0.22%) Fluentd
9 2 (0.22%) Marathon
9 2 (0.22%) Mesos
9 2 (0.22%) Packer
9 2 (0.22%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.22%) SELinux
9 2 (0.22%) StatsD
Vendors
1 78 (8.73%) Oracle
2 64 (7.17%) Google
3 61 (6.83%) Microsoft
4 35 (3.92%) Alteryx
5 34 (3.81%) Hortonworks
6 31 (3.47%) Tableau
7 28 (3.14%) Databricks
8 27 (3.02%) Cloudera
9 26 (2.91%) Talend
10 23 (2.58%) Informatica
11 22 (2.46%) SAP
12 15 (1.68%) Twitter
13 10 (1.12%) Actix
13 10 (1.12%) Huawei
13 10 (1.12%) Mapinfo
14 9 (1.01%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.01%) Samsung
15 8 (0.90%) Citrix
15 8 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.78%) Fidessa