Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 261 301 338
Rank change year-on-year +40 +37 +87
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 879 770 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.04% 2.49% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 545 457
England median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +12.63%
10th Percentile £395 £403 £313
90th Percentile £750 £688 £750
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 8
England median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £9.65 £8.00 £31.98
90th Percentile £58.23 £54.80 £67.50
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +20.00%

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 28,920 30,980 27,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.27% 33.46% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,037 20,533 18,235
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £293 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £662 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £437
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.09% +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 956 984
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.60 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% +5.37% -2.38%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.30 £52.50 £49.43
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.23% +4.88% -3.16%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +23 622 £575 +2.22% 121
East of England +70 84 £450 -18.18% 57
South East +12 80 £438 -2.78% 49
Midlands +19 35 £450 +20.00% 12
West Midlands +11 32 £450 +20.00% 9
North of England -10 27 £475 +11.76% 15
South West -25 23 £588 +46.88% 16
North West -3 13 £631 +46.80% 9
Yorkshire -1 8 £475 +11.11% 3
North East +1 6 £450 +13.92% 3
East Midlands +17 2 £406 +16.07% 3
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 (45.85%) Python
2 311 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 302 (34.36%) Data Science
4 275 (31.29%) SQL
5 263 (29.92%) Machine Learning
6 259 (29.47%) Java
7 256 (29.12%) Data Structures
8 236 (26.85%) Finance
8 236 (26.85%) Computer Science
9 221 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
10 219 (24.91%) Analytics
11 205 (23.32%) Degree
12 184 (20.93%) OO
13 173 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
14 168 (19.11%) Big Data
15 163 (18.54%) Mathematics
16 160 (18.20%) Software Engineering
17 155 (17.63%) Apache Spark
18 154 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
19 152 (17.29%) C++
20 135 (15.36%) Hadoop
21 117 (13.31%) C#
21 117 (13.31%) Artificial Intelligence
22 115 (13.08%) TDD
23 112 (12.74%) R
24 111 (12.63%) JavaScript
25 109 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
26 107 (12.17%) REST
27 106 (12.06%) Open Source
27 106 (12.06%) Scala

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
1 155 (17.63%) Apache Spark
2 40 (4.55%) SAS
3 21 (2.39%) Confluence
4 20 (2.28%) Apache
5 19 (2.16%) IPython
6 15 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.80%) Apache Pig
8 7 (0.80%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.46%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.34%) CMS
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.48%) SPSS
3 8 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.68%) Simulink
5 4 (0.46%) Stata
6 3 (0.34%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.23%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.23%) Weka
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.11%) EViews
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.48%) ION MarketView
2 8 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.34%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 221 (25.14%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (12.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (8.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (3.98%) GitHub
6 24 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 21 (2.39%) Amazon EMR
8 20 (2.28%) Heroku
9 19 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.25%) Serverless
11 10 (1.14%) Amazon Glacier
11 10 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
12 9 (1.02%) SaaS
13 8 (0.91%) Amazon SageMaker
13 8 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (0.91%) Data Lake Analytics
14 7 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.68%) Office 365
16 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.48%) HTTP
2 11 (1.25%) LTE
3 10 (1.14%) 3GPP
4 9 (1.02%) 5G
4 9 (1.02%) Wireless
5 8 (0.91%) Internet
6 6 (0.68%) IMAP
6 6 (0.68%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.68%) SMTP
6 6 (0.68%) WAAS
7 5 (0.57%) Skype
7 5 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.46%) Software-Defined Radio
9 2 (0.23%) GSM
9 2 (0.23%) NAS
9 2 (0.23%) Network Security
9 2 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.23%) UMTS
9 2 (0.23%) VoLTE
9 2 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (19.11%) Big Data
2 135 (15.36%) Hadoop
3 100 (11.38%) NoSQL
4 82 (9.33%) Relational Database
5 81 (9.22%) SQL Server
6 44 (5.01%) Apache Hive
7 43 (4.89%) Power BI
8 39 (4.44%) Data Mining
9 34 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (3.87%) RDBMS
10 32 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (3.41%) MongoDB
12 25 (2.84%) Data Lake
13 24 (2.73%) Redis
14 20 (2.28%) Amazon Redshift
14 20 (2.28%) HBase
15 17 (1.93%) MySQL
16 16 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 12 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
18 10 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 105 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.28%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.53%) JIRA
4 29 (3.30%) JUnit
5 23 (2.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 21 (2.39%) Maven
7 20 (2.28%) webpack
8 19 (2.16%) Selenium
9 18 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (1.48%) Cucumber
10 13 (1.48%) PostCSS
10 13 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.25%) Bitbucket
12 10 (1.14%) Mockito
12 10 (1.14%) StarTeam
12 10 (1.14%) Subversion
13 9 (1.02%) PhantomJS
14 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.80%) WebDriver
15 6 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 236 (26.85%) Finance
2 62 (7.05%) Banking
3 42 (4.78%) Marketing
4 34 (3.87%) Legal
4 34 (3.87%) Retail
5 30 (3.41%) Front Office
6 25 (2.84%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 14 (1.59%) Law
10 13 (1.48%) Electronics
11 8 (0.91%) Games
12 7 (0.80%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.80%) Military
12 7 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.23%) Advertising
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Social Science
15 1 (0.11%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 371 (42.21%) Developer
2 150 (17.06%) Data Scientist
3 120 (13.65%) Java Developer
4 81 (9.22%) Data Engineer
5 59 (6.71%) Python Developer
6 58 (6.60%) Software Engineer
7 54 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 48 (5.46%) Architect
9 42 (4.78%) Analyst
10 34 (3.87%) C# Developer
10 34 (3.87%) React Developer
11 30 (3.41%) AWS Developer
12 29 (3.30%) Quantitative Developer
13 28 (3.19%) Data Analyst
14 27 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
15 26 (2.96%) Computer Engineer
15 26 (2.96%) Computer Vision Engineer
15 26 (2.96%) Software Developer
16 25 (2.84%) Big Data Engineer
16 25 (2.84%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.17%) REST
2 100 (11.38%) Kafka
3 82 (9.33%) React
4 78 (8.87%) Spring
5 74 (8.42%) Web Services
6 69 (7.85%) TensorFlow
7 67 (7.62%) HTML
8 64 (7.28%) .NET
9 62 (7.05%) AngularJS
10 61 (6.94%) CSS
11 56 (6.37%) RESTful
12 55 (6.26%) Node.js
13 51 (5.80%) NumPy
14 41 (4.66%) Natural Language Processing
15 38 (4.32%) Pandas
16 37 (4.21%) Redux
17 36 (4.10%) Caffe
17 36 (4.10%) OpenCV
17 36 (4.10%) Spring Boot
18 29 (3.30%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 256 (29.12%) Data Structures
2 173 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (5.57%) Hedge funds
4 41 (4.66%) Fintech
4 41 (4.66%) User Experience
5 31 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
7 17 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 15 (1.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 14 (1.59%) Robotics
10 13 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.37%) Linked Data
11 12 (1.37%) VHDL
12 11 (1.25%) HoloLens
13 10 (1.14%) Equities
13 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (1.02%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.02%) NHS
15 8 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 95 (10.81%) Linux
2 35 (3.98%) Unix
3 22 (2.50%) Windows
4 18 (2.05%) Android
5 14 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (34.36%) Data Science
3 263 (29.92%) Machine Learning
4 236 (26.85%) Computer Science
5 219 (24.91%) Analytics
6 184 (20.93%) OO
7 163 (18.54%) Mathematics
8 160 (18.20%) Software Engineering
9 154 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
10 117 (13.31%) Artificial Intelligence
11 115 (13.08%) TDD
12 106 (12.06%) Open Source
13 101 (11.49%) Statistics
14 96 (10.92%) Deep Learning
14 96 (10.92%) DevOps
14 96 (10.92%) OOD
15 92 (10.47%) Microservices
15 92 (10.47%) Test Automation
16 91 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
17 88 (10.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 403 (45.85%) Python
2 275 (31.29%) SQL
3 259 (29.47%) Java
4 152 (17.29%) C++
5 117 (13.31%) C#
6 112 (12.74%) R
7 111 (12.63%) JavaScript
8 106 (12.06%) Scala
9 69 (7.85%) MATLAB
10 62 (7.05%) C
11 49 (5.57%) TypeScript
12 44 (5.01%) Java 8
13 29 (3.30%) ES6
14 19 (2.16%) Cython
15 17 (1.93%) PHP
16 16 (1.82%) Go
17 15 (1.71%) Bash Shell
18 12 (1.37%) Embedded C
18 12 (1.37%) Perl
19 11 (1.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 205 (23.32%) Degree
2 87 (9.90%) PhD
3 68 (7.74%) Security Cleared
4 65 (7.39%) Master's Degree
5 47 (5.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 43 (4.89%) SC Cleared
7 19 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.23%) MBA
10 2 (0.23%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.11%) ISEB
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) OCP
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.14%) QA
2 25 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.57%) GDPR
4 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.23%) HL7
4 2 (0.23%) MiFID
5 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.11%) DO-254
5 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 102 (11.60%) Docker
2 14 (1.59%) HDFS
3 12 (1.37%) Firmware
4 11 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.57%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 4 (0.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.23%) etcd
8 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) LXC
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 55 (6.26%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.50%) Ansible
3 18 (2.05%) Terraform
4 7 (0.80%) Kibana
5 6 (0.68%) Control-M
5 6 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.34%) logstash
7 3 (0.34%) Puppet
8 2 (0.23%) Consul
8 2 (0.23%) Oozie
8 2 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.11%) collectd
9 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.11%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.11%) SELinux
9 1 (0.11%) StatsD
9 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (7.05%) Google
2 56 (6.37%) Oracle
3 50 (5.69%) Tableau
4 32 (3.64%) Databricks
5 30 (3.41%) Microsoft
6 28 (3.19%) Hortonworks
7 27 (3.07%) Cloudera
8 19 (2.16%) Alteryx
9 17 (1.93%) Informatica
10 14 (1.59%) ION Trading
10 14 (1.59%) SAP
10 14 (1.59%) Talend
11 11 (1.25%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.14%) Sybase
12 10 (1.14%) Twitter
13 6 (0.68%) Mentor Graphics
13 6 (0.68%) Progress
14 5 (0.57%) IBM
15 4 (0.46%) BMC
15 4 (0.46%) Samsung