Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 291 276 320
Rank change year-on-year -15 +44 +19
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 462 878 754
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.99% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 3.09% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 542 563
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £363 £394 £407
90th Percentile £750 £724 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 31
Median hourly rate £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24.50 £9.65 £8.00
90th Percentile £55.63 £54.88 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% -5.56%

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 17,705 28,413 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 32.06% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,157 18,630 20,212
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 904 951
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £26.44 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.90% -2.33% +9.36%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Daily rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Hourly rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 -20 296 £588 +2.17% 152
South East +94 70 £450 +5.88% 43
North of England +95 47 £419 -11.84% 12
Yorkshire +63 20 £405 -14.74% 2
South West +30 18 £430 -28.33% 24
East of England -24 18 £386 -14.17% 38
North West +48 17 £450 -4.00% 7
North East +41 15 £375 -16.67% 3
Midlands +41 11 £463 +2.78% 16
West Midlands +40 8 £463 +2.78% 11
East Midlands +30 3 £350 +16.67% 5
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 198 (42.86%) Python
2 174 (37.66%) Machine Learning
2 174 (37.66%) Data Science
3 145 (31.39%) Java
4 135 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (29.00%) Computer Science
6 117 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
7 110 (23.81%) Data Structures
8 109 (23.59%) SQL
9 102 (22.08%) AWS
10 98 (21.21%) Mathematics
10 98 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
11 97 (21.00%) Finance
12 91 (19.70%) Analytics
13 90 (19.48%) Artificial Intelligence
14 89 (19.26%) Big Data
15 88 (19.05%) GCP
16 83 (17.97%) Degree
17 79 (17.10%) OO
18 72 (15.58%) JavaScript
18 72 (15.58%) Apache Spark
19 67 (14.50%) Linux
20 66 (14.29%) Deep Learning
21 63 (13.64%) Statistics
21 63 (13.64%) Azure
22 59 (12.77%) Software Engineering
22 59 (12.77%) SQL Server
23 58 (12.55%) Visualisation
23 58 (12.55%) NoSQL
24 57 (12.34%) TensorFlow

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 72 (15.58%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.60%) Jupyter
2 12 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (1.52%) Apache
3 7 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.30%) DNN
5 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.87%) Kinematics
6 4 (0.87%) OnBase
6 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.65%) SAS
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.43%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.22%) Camunda
9 1 (0.22%) Drupal
9 1 (0.22%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Simulink
2 6 (1.30%) SPSS
3 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (5.63%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (1.08%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.08%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.08%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
4 2 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 102 (22.08%) AWS
2 88 (19.05%) GCP
3 63 (13.64%) Azure
4 31 (6.71%) Power Platform
5 17 (3.68%) Heroku
6 12 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.60%) GitHub
7 11 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.30%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (1.30%) Serverless
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (1.08%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.08%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.87%) PaaS
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon ECS
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
11 3 (0.65%) Amazon SageMaker
11 3 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.23%) HTTP
2 5 (1.08%) Kerberos
2 5 (1.08%) LAN
2 5 (1.08%) RS-485
3 4 (0.87%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.87%) MIMO
3 4 (0.87%) RS-422
3 4 (0.87%) SSL
4 3 (0.65%) WAN
4 3 (0.65%) Wireless
5 2 (0.43%) Firewall
5 2 (0.43%) Internet
5 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.22%) OFDM
6 1 (0.22%) OSPF
6 1 (0.22%) UMTS
6 1 (0.22%) WiMAX
6 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.26%) Big Data
2 59 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 58 (12.55%) NoSQL
4 46 (9.96%) Hadoop
5 31 (6.71%) Power BI
5 31 (6.71%) Relational Database
6 25 (5.41%) Data Mining
7 24 (5.19%) MongoDB
7 24 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (4.33%) Data Lake
8 20 (4.33%) RDBMS
9 19 (4.11%) Redis
10 16 (3.46%) Flink
10 16 (3.46%) Spotfire
11 14 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (3.03%) MySQL
12 11 (2.38%) BigQuery
13 10 (2.16%) Apache Hive
14 9 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 50 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 46 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 20 (4.33%) webpack
4 14 (3.03%) JIRA
5 10 (2.16%) CircleCI
5 10 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (2.16%) Subversion
6 9 (1.95%) JUnit
7 7 (1.52%) Maven
8 6 (1.30%) TestNG
9 4 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.87%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.43%) GitLab
11 2 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.22%) CMake
12 1 (0.22%) Gradle
General
1 97 (21.00%) Finance
2 41 (8.87%) Front Office
3 37 (8.01%) Banking
4 28 (6.06%) Marketing
5 19 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.60%) Electronics
7 10 (2.16%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.95%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.30%) Games
11 5 (1.08%) Law
12 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.87%) Retail
13 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.65%) Military
14 2 (0.43%) Advertising
14 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.43%) Publishing
15 1 (0.22%) Legal
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 204 (44.16%) Developer
2 114 (24.68%) Data Scientist
3 60 (12.99%) Java Developer
4 54 (11.69%) Senior Developer
5 30 (6.49%) Digital Developer
6 27 (5.84%) Python Developer
6 27 (5.84%) Software Engineer
7 25 (5.41%) Data Engineer
8 24 (5.19%) Senior Data Scientist
9 20 (4.33%) React Developer
9 20 (4.33%) TIBCO Developer
10 19 (4.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 18 (3.90%) C# Developer
11 18 (3.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 15 (3.25%) Node.js Developer
12 15 (3.25%) Senior React Developer
13 14 (3.03%) Data Manager
14 13 (2.81%) Machine Learning Scientist
15 12 (2.60%) Front Office Developer
16 11 (2.38%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.34%) TensorFlow
2 44 (9.52%) Natural Language Processing
3 43 (9.31%) Web Services
4 41 (8.87%) React
4 41 (8.87%) REST
5 40 (8.66%) Pandas
6 35 (7.58%) Kafka
7 29 (6.28%) SciPy
8 26 (5.63%) .NET
9 25 (5.41%) CSS
9 25 (5.41%) Node.js
10 24 (5.19%) D3.js
10 24 (5.19%) TIBCO EMS
11 23 (4.98%) Redux
12 22 (4.76%) AngularJS
12 22 (4.76%) SOAP
13 21 (4.55%) scikit-learn
13 21 (4.55%) Spring Boot
13 21 (4.55%) XML
14 20 (4.33%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 117 (25.32%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (23.81%) Data Structures
3 51 (11.04%) User Experience
4 22 (4.76%) Fixed Income
5 11 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.16%) Social Media
7 9 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (1.73%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.08%) Derivative
10 5 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 5 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.08%) VHDL
11 4 (0.87%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.87%) CUDA
11 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.65%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.50%) Linux
2 29 (6.28%) Unix
3 8 (1.73%) Android
3 8 (1.73%) Windows
4 6 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.22%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (37.66%) Data Science
1 174 (37.66%) Machine Learning
2 135 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (29.00%) Computer Science
4 98 (21.21%) Mathematics
4 98 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (19.70%) Analytics
6 90 (19.48%) Artificial Intelligence
7 79 (17.10%) OO
8 66 (14.29%) Deep Learning
9 63 (13.64%) Statistics
10 59 (12.77%) Software Engineering
11 58 (12.55%) Visualisation
12 54 (11.69%) Test Automation
13 52 (11.26%) TDD
14 51 (11.04%) OOD
15 50 (10.82%) Microservices
16 41 (8.87%) Data Visualisation
16 41 (8.87%) Physics
17 39 (8.44%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 198 (42.86%) Python
2 145 (31.39%) Java
3 109 (23.59%) SQL
4 72 (15.58%) JavaScript
5 43 (9.31%) C#
6 40 (8.66%) C++
7 38 (8.23%) R
8 37 (8.01%) Scala
9 36 (7.79%) Java 8
10 26 (5.63%) TypeScript
11 19 (4.11%) C
11 19 (4.11%) MATLAB
12 18 (3.90%) ES6
12 18 (3.90%) XPath
13 17 (3.68%) Go
14 12 (2.60%) F#
15 7 (1.52%) Ruby
16 5 (1.08%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 5 (1.08%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 83 (17.97%) Degree
2 39 (8.44%) PhD
3 28 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.55%) Master's Degree
5 18 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.52%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.81%) QA
2 8 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 54 (11.69%) Docker
2 4 (0.87%) HDFS
3 2 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (8.66%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.55%) Terraform
3 5 (1.08%) Ansible
4 2 (0.43%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) Marathon
5 1 (0.22%) Mesos
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (11.47%) Oracle
2 35 (7.58%) Google
3 26 (5.63%) TIBCO
4 17 (3.68%) Tableau
5 14 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 10 (2.16%) SAP
7 8 (1.73%) Microsoft
8 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe
9 5 (1.08%) Databricks
10 4 (0.87%) Cloudera
10 4 (0.87%) Kofax
11 3 (0.65%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.65%) Facebook
11 3 (0.65%) Netezza
11 3 (0.65%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Xilinx
12 2 (0.43%) CA
12 2 (0.43%) Cisco
12 2 (0.43%) Cognizant