Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 384 455
Rank change year-on-year +60 +71 -3
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 718 582 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.23% 1.85% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 397 357
England median daily rate £550 £508 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.37% -2.40% +9.47%
10th Percentile £350 £312 £319
90th Percentile £700 £688 £750
UK median daily rate £538 £505 £518
% change year-on-year +6.44% -2.42% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.83 £15.05 £33.75
90th Percentile £55.50 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.96% +7.86%

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 32258 31475 34229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.94% 32.97% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21697 20692 22151
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1109 1338
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.14% +9.36%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.58
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £20.84 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.75% +6.85% +8.33%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +19 518 £575 +4.55% 210
South East -5 56 £350 -6.67% 41
North of England +64 54 £425 +8.97% 15
Yorkshire +46 42 £425 +9.68% 5
Midlands +44 39 £425 -5.56% 5
East of England -42 29 £415 +10.73% 43
West Midlands +40 26 £425 -5.56% 3
South West +8 19 £425 -10.53% 11
East Midlands +4 13 £400 -5.88% 2
North West +6 8 £355 -13.41% 8
North East +68 4 £425 - 2
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 322 (44.85%) Java
2 250 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
3 228 (31.75%) Python
4 227 (31.62%) SQL
5 192 (26.74%) OO
6 191 (26.60%) TDD
7 190 (26.46%) Data Structures
8 182 (25.35%) Machine Learning
9 179 (24.93%) Apache Spark
10 163 (22.70%) Hadoop
11 157 (21.87%) Big Data
12 141 (19.64%) Software Engineering
13 136 (18.94%) Spring
14 133 (18.52%) Linux
15 131 (18.25%) Degree
16 121 (16.85%) Computer Science
17 120 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
18 114 (15.88%) C#
19 112 (15.60%) Scala
20 108 (15.04%) Finance
21 103 (14.35%) R
21 103 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
22 101 (14.07%) REST
23 100 (13.93%) NoSQL
24 99 (13.79%) Kafka
25 91 (12.67%) HBase
25 91 (12.67%) JavaScript
26 89 (12.40%) .NET
26 89 (12.40%) Git (software)
27 87 (12.12%) Microservices

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
1 179 (24.93%) Apache Spark
2 66 (9.19%) Apache Solr
3 55 (7.66%) Confluence
4 39 (5.43%) Apache
5 18 (2.51%) Apache Pig
6 17 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.37%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.25%) SAS
8 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.70%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.56%) Documentum
11 2 (0.28%) CMS
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
12 1 (0.14%) GemFire
12 1 (0.14%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.14%) IIS
12 1 (0.14%) JBoss
12 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Simulink
2 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.56%) SPSS
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Maximo
1 3 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.28%) Magento
2 2 (0.28%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.28%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 83 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.06%) GitHub
4 19 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
7 5 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.56%) SaaS
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.42%) Heroku
10 2 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.22%) Kerberos
2 25 (3.48%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.53%) HTTP
4 9 (1.25%) Internet
4 9 (1.25%) SSL
4 9 (1.25%) Wireless
5 7 (0.97%) 3GPP
5 7 (0.97%) LTE
6 5 (0.70%) IPsec
6 5 (0.70%) SSH
7 2 (0.28%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.28%) DVB
7 2 (0.28%) Firewall
7 2 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.28%) LDAP
7 2 (0.28%) Network Security
7 2 (0.28%) snoop
7 2 (0.28%) SpaceWire
7 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (22.70%) Hadoop
2 157 (21.87%) Big Data
3 100 (13.93%) NoSQL
4 91 (12.67%) HBase
5 72 (10.03%) SQL Server
6 64 (8.91%) MongoDB
7 45 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
8 44 (6.13%) Apache Hive
9 41 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 30 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
11 27 (3.76%) Relational Database
12 25 (3.48%) Data Mining
13 17 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (1.81%) Blockchain
14 13 (1.81%) KDB
15 12 (1.67%) Geospatial Data
16 11 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.53%) Impala
16 11 (1.53%) Redis
16 11 (1.53%) Riak
Development Applications
1 89 (12.40%) Git (software)
2 81 (11.28%) JIRA
3 48 (6.69%) Subversion
4 43 (5.99%) Cucumber
5 37 (5.15%) Jenkins
6 36 (5.01%) Mercurial
7 31 (4.32%) Maven
8 30 (4.18%) IntelliJ
9 19 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.81%) Grunt
10 13 (1.81%) gulp
11 10 (1.39%) JUnit
11 10 (1.39%) TestNG
11 10 (1.39%) webpack
12 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.97%) Jasmine
13 7 (0.97%) PhantomJS
14 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.56%) GitLab
14 4 (0.56%) GoCD
General
1 108 (15.04%) Finance
2 69 (9.61%) Front Office
3 61 (8.50%) Banking
4 44 (6.13%) Retail
5 37 (5.15%) Marketing
6 36 (5.01%) Investment Banking
7 34 (4.74%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.92%) Electronics
9 16 (2.23%) Manufacturing
10 14 (1.95%) Publishing
11 13 (1.81%) Games
12 11 (1.53%) Legal
13 8 (1.11%) Automotive
14 6 (0.84%) Advertising
15 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.70%) German Language
15 5 (0.70%) Law
15 5 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.56%) Back Office
17 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 375 (52.23%) Developer
2 124 (17.27%) Data Scientist
3 120 (16.71%) Java Developer
4 69 (9.61%) C# Developer
5 67 (9.33%) Data Engineer
6 43 (5.99%) Scala Developer
7 41 (5.71%) Software Engineer
8 39 (5.43%) Analyst
9 37 (5.15%) Big Data Engineer
10 27 (3.76%) Python Developer
11 26 (3.62%) Architect
11 26 (3.62%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 24 (3.34%) Big Data Developer
12 24 (3.34%) Senior Developer
13 23 (3.20%) .NET Developer
14 22 (3.06%) Agile Developer
15 20 (2.79%) SQL Developer
15 20 (2.79%) WPF Developer
16 19 (2.65%) Agile C# Developer
17 18 (2.51%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (18.94%) Spring
2 101 (14.07%) REST
3 99 (13.79%) Kafka
4 89 (12.40%) .NET
5 83 (11.56%) Web Services
6 82 (11.42%) Spring Boot
7 61 (8.50%) Apache Camel
8 48 (6.69%) HTML
9 43 (5.99%) Drools
10 37 (5.15%) Hibernate
11 36 (5.01%) Natural Language Processing
11 36 (5.01%) Pandas
12 35 (4.87%) HTML5
13 29 (4.04%) WPF
14 28 (3.90%) JSON
15 27 (3.76%) AngularJS
16 25 (3.48%) NumPy
17 24 (3.34%) .NET Framework
17 24 (3.34%) CSS
18 23 (3.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 190 (26.46%) Data Structures
2 121 (16.85%) Computer Science
3 103 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (3.20%) Hedge funds
5 23 (3.20%) User Experience
6 22 (3.06%) Derivative
7 19 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 18 (2.51%) Grid Computing
8 18 (2.51%) PKI
9 16 (2.23%) Fintech
10 14 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.67%) Equities
12 11 (1.53%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.25%) Replication
14 8 (1.11%) Fixed Income
14 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 8 (1.11%) VHDL
15 7 (0.97%) CUDA
15 7 (0.97%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 133 (18.52%) Linux
2 48 (6.69%) Unix
3 34 (4.74%) Windows
4 12 (1.67%) CentOS
5 11 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.25%) Android
7 6 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.42%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (26.74%) OO
3 191 (26.60%) TDD
4 182 (25.35%) Machine Learning
5 141 (19.64%) Software Engineering
6 120 (16.71%) Continuous Integration
7 87 (12.12%) Microservices
8 85 (11.84%) Scrum
9 83 (11.56%) Multithreading
10 80 (11.14%) Mathematics
11 79 (11.00%) Analytics
12 66 (9.19%) BDD
13 63 (8.77%) OOP
13 63 (8.77%) Visualisation
14 60 (8.36%) Test Automation
15 56 (7.80%) Statistics
16 54 (7.52%) Data Architecture
17 48 (6.69%) OOD
18 46 (6.41%) SDLC
19 40 (5.57%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 322 (44.85%) Java
2 228 (31.75%) Python
3 227 (31.62%) SQL
4 114 (15.88%) C#
5 112 (15.60%) Scala
6 103 (14.35%) R
7 91 (12.67%) JavaScript
8 79 (11.00%) C++
9 37 (5.15%) C
9 37 (5.15%) T-SQL
10 32 (4.46%) MATLAB
11 18 (2.51%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.81%) Perl
13 11 (1.53%) Embedded C
14 9 (1.25%) ES6
14 9 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.97%) SPARQL
16 6 (0.84%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.70%) Groovy
18 4 (0.56%) F#
Qualifications
1 131 (18.25%) Degree
2 75 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 68 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 60 (8.36%) PhD
5 31 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.81%) CISSP
7 12 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.84%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.56%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.42%) CISM
12 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.28%) OSCP
12 2 (0.28%) SANS
13 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) ISEB
13 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.34%) QA
2 13 (1.81%) PCI DSS
2 13 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.53%) COBIT
3 11 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.11%) GDPR
6 6 (0.84%) MiFID
7 5 (0.70%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.28%) ECSS
9 1 (0.14%) GCP
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 84 (11.70%) Docker
2 60 (8.36%) HDFS
3 43 (5.99%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.97%) Apache Flume
5 6 (0.84%) etcd
5 6 (0.84%) Varnish
6 3 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.28%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.28%) IAG
8 1 (0.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 63 (8.77%) Kubernetes
2 45 (6.27%) Terraform
3 43 (5.99%) Ansible
4 18 (2.51%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.84%) Consul
6 6 (0.84%) Kibana
6 6 (0.84%) logstash
6 6 (0.84%) Puppet
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 32 (4.46%) Oracle
2 28 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.48%) Tableau
4 20 (2.79%) Google
5 16 (2.23%) SAP
6 11 (1.53%) Splunk
7 10 (1.39%) Hortonworks
8 7 (0.97%) IBM
9 6 (0.84%) Informatica
10 5 (0.70%) Gemalto
10 5 (0.70%) HP
10 5 (0.70%) Thales
11 4 (0.56%) Cloudera
11 4 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
11 4 (0.56%) Twitter
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco
12 3 (0.42%) Facebook
12 3 (0.42%) OpenText
12 3 (0.42%) Solace
12 3 (0.42%) Typemock