Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 282 337 399
Rank change year-on-year +55 +62 +113
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 827 589 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.70% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.66% 2.04% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 450 412
England median daily rate £550 £514 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +8.73% -5.50%
10th Percentile £398 £319 £300
90th Percentile £700 £739 £725
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 4 28
England median hourly rate £24.00 £51.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.17% +36.67% -12.28%
10th Percentile £8.00 £23.30 £31.37
90th Percentile £49.20 £67.50 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £47.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -51.58% +26.67% -7.41%

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 31,080 28,895 33,285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.03% 34.38% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,483 18,844 22,111
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 971 1,008 1,105
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.47% -6.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +17.33%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +69 668 £550 -4.35% 216
South East -34 75 £450 +33.33% 96
North of England -37 34 £413 +3.13% 23
East of England +6 23 £525 -7.08% 64
North West +1 16 £434 +27.57% 11
South West +4 13 £400 -11.11% 41
Midlands -7 13 £375 -21.05% 8
West Midlands -6 10 £375 -21.05% 5
Yorkshire -35 10 £400 - 11
North East - 8 £324 - 1
East Midlands -1 3 £375 -5.06% 3
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 361 (43.65%) Python
2 291 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (34.34%) Java
4 282 (34.10%) SQL
5 265 (32.04%) Finance
6 243 (29.38%) Machine Learning
7 226 (27.33%) Data Science
8 224 (27.09%) Data Structures
9 199 (24.06%) Computer Science
10 182 (22.01%) OO
11 163 (19.71%) Analytics
12 162 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
13 154 (18.62%) Degree
14 152 (18.38%) Linux
14 152 (18.38%) Apache Spark
15 151 (18.26%) Git (software)
16 149 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
17 146 (17.65%) Mathematics
18 139 (16.81%) Hadoop
19 136 (16.44%) Big Data
20 134 (16.20%) HTML
21 132 (15.96%) C#
22 131 (15.84%) JavaScript
23 129 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
24 128 (15.48%) TDD
25 121 (14.63%) Scala
26 119 (14.39%) Software Engineering
27 117 (14.15%) Unix
28 115 (13.91%) R
29 110 (13.30%) OOP

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
1 152 (18.38%) Apache Spark
2 42 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (4.11%) Apache Pig
4 33 (3.99%) Apache
5 26 (3.14%) SAS
6 17 (2.06%) Apache Solr
7 15 (1.81%) nginx
8 14 (1.69%) Confluence
9 10 (1.21%) Hyperledger
10 8 (0.97%) IIS
11 7 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.73%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.60%) Apache Airflow
14 4 (0.48%) Jetty
14 4 (0.48%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.36%) CICS
15 3 (0.36%) JBoss
15 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.21%) Chatbot
3 9 (1.09%) Simulink
4 6 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) HiPortfolio
1 4 (0.48%) Summit
2 3 (0.36%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.24%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.12%) Finacle
4 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 149 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (5.93%) GitHub
2 49 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (3.26%) Heroku
5 24 (2.90%) Google Analytics
6 18 (2.18%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.21%) Algolia
9 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.48%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.48%) Dialogflow
10 4 (0.48%) NuGet
10 4 (0.48%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.48%) Trello
11 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.36%) PaaS
11 3 (0.36%) SaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 15 (1.81%) Kerberos
3 14 (1.69%) VPN
4 13 (1.57%) HTTP
4 13 (1.57%) Network Security
5 10 (1.21%) Internet
5 10 (1.21%) SSL
6 8 (0.97%) Wireless
7 7 (0.85%) DNS
7 7 (0.85%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.73%) Firewall
9 4 (0.48%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.48%) IPsec
9 4 (0.48%) Sourcefire
10 3 (0.36%) DHCP
10 3 (0.36%) SMS
10 3 (0.36%) SMTP
10 3 (0.36%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (16.81%) Hadoop
2 136 (16.44%) Big Data
3 107 (12.94%) SQL Server
4 99 (11.97%) NoSQL
5 81 (9.79%) Relational Database
6 55 (6.65%) Apache Hive
6 55 (6.65%) MongoDB
6 55 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 34 (4.11%) RDBMS
9 31 (3.75%) HBase
10 30 (3.63%) Data Mining
11 29 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (3.51%) MySQL
12 16 (1.93%) Amazon Redshift
12 16 (1.93%) Blockchain
12 16 (1.93%) Power BI
13 15 (1.81%) Neo4j
14 12 (1.45%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 151 (18.26%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.56%) webpack
3 45 (5.44%) JIRA
4 44 (5.32%) Jenkins
5 34 (4.11%) Subversion
6 33 (3.99%) JUnit
7 27 (3.26%) PostCSS
7 27 (3.26%) Visual Studio Team System
8 26 (3.14%) Jasmine
9 23 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 19 (2.30%) Grunt
10 19 (2.30%) gulp
11 18 (2.18%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.81%) Selenium
13 14 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (1.57%) PhantomJS
15 11 (1.33%) Maven
16 9 (1.09%) Appium
16 9 (1.09%) Mercurial
17 7 (0.85%) Mocha
General
1 265 (32.04%) Finance
2 98 (11.85%) Banking
3 95 (11.49%) Front Office
4 46 (5.56%) Marketing
5 38 (4.59%) Games
6 37 (4.47%) Retail
7 35 (4.23%) Investment Banking
8 28 (3.39%) Electronics
9 21 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 13 (1.57%) Back Office
11 7 (0.85%) Legal
12 6 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.60%) Automotive
13 5 (0.60%) Military
14 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.36%) Law
14 3 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 474 (57.32%) Developer
2 163 (19.71%) Java Developer
3 99 (11.97%) Data Scientist
4 76 (9.19%) C# Developer
5 71 (8.59%) Python Developer
6 64 (7.74%) Senior Developer
7 58 (7.01%) Data Engineer
8 39 (4.72%) Software Engineer
9 35 (4.23%) Front Office Developer
10 34 (4.11%) Analyst
10 34 (4.11%) React Developer
11 30 (3.63%) Big Data Engineer
11 30 (3.63%) Python Engineer
12 29 (3.51%) SQL Developer
13 28 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
14 23 (2.78%) Senior Python Developer
15 21 (2.54%) Architect
15 21 (2.54%) Digital Developer
15 21 (2.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 19 (2.30%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (16.20%) HTML
2 109 (13.18%) .NET
3 97 (11.73%) CSS
4 81 (9.79%) AngularJS
5 63 (7.62%) HTML5
5 63 (7.62%) REST
6 57 (6.89%) React
7 56 (6.77%) Kafka
7 56 (6.77%) TensorFlow
7 56 (6.77%) XML
8 54 (6.53%) Web Services
9 51 (6.17%) Natural Language Processing
10 46 (5.56%) Node.js
11 45 (5.44%) RESTful
11 45 (5.44%) Spring
12 43 (5.20%) Redux
13 41 (4.96%) Pandas
14 35 (4.23%) ASP.NET
14 35 (4.23%) Chai
15 33 (3.99%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 224 (27.09%) Data Structures
2 199 (24.06%) Computer Science
3 162 (19.59%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (7.26%) User Experience
5 35 (4.23%) Fintech
5 35 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 34 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (3.87%) Derivative
8 26 (3.14%) Equities
9 19 (2.30%) HoloLens
10 17 (2.06%) Blog
11 16 (1.93%) Hedge funds
12 15 (1.81%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.45%) CUDA
14 11 (1.33%) Minimum Viable Product
15 9 (1.09%) Bitcoin
15 9 (1.09%) Fixed Income
15 9 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (0.97%) Equity Derivative
17 7 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 152 (18.38%) Linux
2 117 (14.15%) Unix
3 22 (2.66%) Windows
4 12 (1.45%) Android
5 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.09%) CentOS
6 7 (0.85%) DC/OS
6 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.36%) VMS
8 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (35.19%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (29.38%) Machine Learning
3 226 (27.33%) Data Science
4 182 (22.01%) OO
5 163 (19.71%) Analytics
6 146 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 129 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
8 128 (15.48%) TDD
9 119 (14.39%) Software Engineering
10 110 (13.30%) OOP
11 102 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (12.33%) Multithreading
12 91 (11.00%) Open Source
13 86 (10.40%) OOD
14 78 (9.43%) Scrum
15 76 (9.19%) DevOps
16 74 (8.95%) Artificial Intelligence
17 67 (8.10%) Deep Learning
18 64 (7.74%) Front End Development
19 58 (7.01%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 361 (43.65%) Python
2 284 (34.34%) Java
3 282 (34.10%) SQL
4 132 (15.96%) C#
5 131 (15.84%) JavaScript
6 121 (14.63%) Scala
7 115 (13.91%) R
8 104 (12.58%) C++
9 61 (7.38%) Java 8
10 56 (6.77%) C
11 55 (6.65%) MATLAB
12 38 (4.59%) ES6
13 31 (3.75%) Perl
14 21 (2.54%) Go
15 17 (2.06%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.81%) Embedded C++
16 15 (1.81%) Shell Script
17 12 (1.45%) T-SQL
18 9 (1.09%) PHP
19 6 (0.73%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 154 (18.62%) Degree
2 55 (6.65%) PhD
3 48 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 44 (5.32%) Master's Degree
5 24 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.42%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (0.85%) CISM
8 7 (0.85%) CISSP
9 4 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.24%) CISA
10 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) ISACA
11 1 (0.12%) MBA
11 1 (0.12%) OSCP
11 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.06%) QA
2 14 (1.69%) GDPR
3 12 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.48%) COBIT
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 26262
7 2 (0.24%) WAI
8 1 (0.12%) AQAP
8 1 (0.12%) DO-254
8 1 (0.12%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.12%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 98 (11.85%) Docker
2 28 (3.39%) HDFS
3 26 (3.14%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.24%) etcd
5 2 (0.24%) Firmware
5 2 (0.24%) Varnish
6 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 39 (4.72%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.42%) Ansible
3 18 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.45%) Hadoop YARN
5 10 (1.21%) Oozie
5 10 (1.21%) Terraform
6 8 (0.97%) Mesos
7 6 (0.73%) SELinux
8 2 (0.24%) Consul
8 2 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Kibana
9 1 (0.12%) Marathon
9 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (7.62%) Google
2 49 (5.93%) Oracle
3 36 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.51%) MapR
5 27 (3.26%) Twitter
6 22 (2.66%) Tableau
7 15 (1.81%) Hortonworks
8 14 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.45%) Alteryx
10 8 (0.97%) Talend
11 7 (0.85%) Atlassian
11 7 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.85%) Cisco
11 7 (0.85%) IBM
11 7 (0.85%) Juniper
12 6 (0.73%) Splunk
12 6 (0.73%) Teradata
13 5 (0.60%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.60%) SAP
14 4 (0.48%) Citrix