Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 307 298 337
Rank change year-on-year -9 +39 +65
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 657 842 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.89% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.71% 2.72% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 486 543
England median daily rate £550 £545 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +0.93% +8.00%
10th Percentile £375 £384 £350
90th Percentile £708 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £538 £534 £525
% change year-on-year +0.70% +1.67% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 3
England median hourly rate £34.50 £30.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -36.84% +18.75%
10th Percentile £9.50 £8.00 £20.81
90th Percentile £47.80 £50.88 £52.25
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +38.00% -39.76% +3.75%

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 24,239 30,937 31,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.44% 32.62% 33.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,581 20,480 20,781
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 955 927
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.14% +1.23% -

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -9 433 £550 - 221
South East +26 94 £450 -10.00% 66
East of England +57 58 £600 +100.00% 60
North of England +22 29 £440 +10.00% 35
South West +5 24 £425 -15.00% 30
North West +3 20 £440 +10.00% 19
Midlands +35 12 £288 -34.29% 29
Yorkshire +21 9 £450 -5.26% 12
East Midlands +25 7 £275 -21.99% 6
West Midlands +27 5 £413 -5.71% 23
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 342 (52.05%) Python
2 267 (40.64%) Data Science
3 226 (34.40%) Machine Learning
4 210 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
5 197 (29.98%) Java
6 179 (27.25%) SQL
7 177 (26.94%) Computer Science
8 165 (25.11%) Data Structures
9 151 (22.98%) Analytics
10 142 (21.61%) Software Engineering
11 126 (19.18%) Mathematics
11 126 (19.18%) Degree
11 126 (19.18%) Hadoop
12 123 (18.72%) AWS
12 123 (18.72%) Artificial Intelligence
13 119 (18.11%) Finance
14 117 (17.81%) TDD
15 116 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
16 112 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
17 108 (16.44%) Big Data
18 104 (15.83%) OO
19 101 (15.37%) Apache Spark
20 94 (14.31%) Docker
20 94 (14.31%) C++
21 91 (13.85%) R
22 89 (13.55%) DevOps
23 85 (12.94%) Git (software)
23 85 (12.94%) JavaScript
23 85 (12.94%) Linux
24 84 (12.79%) PhD

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
1 101 (15.37%) Apache Spark
2 41 (6.24%) Elasticsearch
3 30 (4.57%) Apache
4 20 (3.04%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.07%) Apache Airflow
5 7 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.91%) SAS
7 5 (0.76%) Confluence
8 4 (0.61%) Kinematics
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.46%) Hyperledger
9 3 (0.46%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.30%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.15%) DNN
Applications
1 23 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.07%) Simulink
2 7 (1.07%) SPSS
3 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.30%) Stata
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.15%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (1.37%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.76%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.30%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 123 (18.72%) AWS
2 74 (11.26%) Azure
3 54 (8.22%) GCP
4 34 (5.18%) Power Platform
5 22 (3.35%) Serverless
6 16 (2.44%) Amazon S3
6 16 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
6 16 (2.44%) GitHub
7 13 (1.98%) Amazon SageMaker
7 13 (1.98%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (1.22%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.91%) Heroku
12 5 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.76%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.07%) Ethernet
2 6 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.76%) Internet
4 4 (0.61%) LAN
4 4 (0.61%) MIMO
4 4 (0.61%) RS-422
4 4 (0.61%) RS-485
4 4 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.46%) DHCP
5 3 (0.46%) VPN
6 2 (0.30%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.30%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.30%) SSL
7 1 (0.15%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.15%) OFDM
7 1 (0.15%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.15%) SSH
7 1 (0.15%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.15%) Wireless
7 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (19.18%) Hadoop
2 108 (16.44%) Big Data
3 65 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 61 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (5.78%) SQL Server
6 37 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 34 (5.18%) Power BI
8 31 (4.72%) MongoDB
9 30 (4.57%) Apache Hive
10 25 (3.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 21 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (3.20%) Neo4j
12 18 (2.74%) Data Mining
12 18 (2.74%) MySQL
13 17 (2.59%) Redis
14 15 (2.28%) RDBMS
15 14 (2.13%) Data Lake
16 13 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (1.98%) Impala
17 12 (1.83%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 85 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 39 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.04%) JIRA
4 17 (2.59%) JUnit
4 17 (2.59%) webpack
5 14 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.98%) Cucumber
6 13 (1.98%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.67%) Mercurial
7 11 (1.67%) Subversion
8 9 (1.37%) Maven
8 9 (1.37%) Selenium
8 9 (1.37%) SpecFlow
9 8 (1.22%) Bitbucket
9 8 (1.22%) Mocha
9 8 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.22%) WebDriver
10 7 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.07%) TestNG
11 4 (0.61%) Mockito
General
1 119 (18.11%) Finance
2 51 (7.76%) Banking
3 41 (6.24%) Front Office
4 33 (5.02%) Marketing
5 31 (4.72%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.20%) Legal
7 17 (2.59%) Retail
8 14 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.67%) Publishing
10 7 (1.07%) Advertising
10 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.07%) Games
11 6 (0.91%) Law
12 5 (0.76%) Electronics
13 4 (0.61%) Automotive
13 4 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.61%) Public Sector
14 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 255 (38.81%) Developer
2 137 (20.85%) Data Scientist
3 71 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 67 (10.20%) Python Developer
5 62 (9.44%) Data Engineer
6 57 (8.68%) Senior Developer
7 50 (7.61%) Software Engineer
8 40 (6.09%) Analyst
9 30 (4.57%) Data Analyst
10 29 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (4.11%) Python Engineer
12 25 (3.81%) Machine Learning Scientist
12 25 (3.81%) React Developer
13 23 (3.50%) Senior Data Scientist
14 21 (3.20%) Senior Software Engineer
15 20 (3.04%) .NET Developer
16 18 (2.74%) Architect
16 18 (2.74%) Senior Java Developer
17 15 (2.28%) Investment Banking Java Developer
18 13 (1.98%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (12.79%) REST
2 67 (10.20%) Natural Language Processing
3 55 (8.37%) Kafka
4 51 (7.76%) NumPy
5 49 (7.46%) Pandas
6 48 (7.31%) RESTful
7 47 (7.15%) Node.js
8 45 (6.85%) SciPy
9 42 (6.39%) .NET
10 41 (6.24%) React
10 41 (6.24%) scikit-learn
11 38 (5.78%) Spring
12 34 (5.18%) Web Services
13 31 (4.72%) Spring Boot
14 30 (4.57%) AngularJS
15 27 (4.11%) CSS
15 27 (4.11%) HTML
16 26 (3.96%) Redux
17 25 (3.81%) TensorFlow
18 22 (3.35%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 165 (25.11%) Data Structures
2 116 (17.66%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.54%) User Experience
4 35 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
5 21 (3.20%) Fixed Income
6 20 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.89%) Derivative
7 19 (2.89%) Equities
8 17 (2.59%) Clustering
8 17 (2.59%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 14 (2.13%) VHDL
11 10 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.37%) NHS
12 9 (1.37%) Video on Demand
12 9 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
13 7 (1.07%) Cloud Native
13 7 (1.07%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 85 (12.94%) Linux
2 29 (4.41%) Unix
3 17 (2.59%) Windows
4 12 (1.83%) Android
5 10 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.76%) CentOS
8 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (40.64%) Data Science
2 226 (34.40%) Machine Learning
3 210 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
4 177 (26.94%) Computer Science
5 151 (22.98%) Analytics
6 142 (21.61%) Software Engineering
7 126 (19.18%) Mathematics
8 123 (18.72%) Artificial Intelligence
9 117 (17.81%) TDD
10 112 (17.05%) Problem-Solving
11 104 (15.83%) OO
12 89 (13.55%) DevOps
13 84 (12.79%) Microservices
14 77 (11.72%) Statistics
15 76 (11.57%) Visualisation
16 70 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
17 65 (9.89%) Test Automation
18 60 (9.13%) Deep Learning
19 58 (8.83%) ETL
20 57 (8.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 342 (52.05%) Python
2 197 (29.98%) Java
3 179 (27.25%) SQL
4 94 (14.31%) C++
5 91 (13.85%) R
6 85 (12.94%) JavaScript
7 63 (9.59%) C
8 56 (8.52%) C#
9 52 (7.91%) Scala
10 40 (6.09%) Java 8
11 30 (4.57%) MATLAB
12 23 (3.50%) TypeScript
13 16 (2.44%) Embedded C
14 15 (2.28%) Go
15 10 (1.52%) Groovy
16 9 (1.37%) Apple Swift
16 9 (1.37%) Embedded C++
16 9 (1.37%) Ruby
17 8 (1.22%) ES6
18 7 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (19.18%) Degree
2 84 (12.79%) PhD
3 68 (10.35%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.78%) SC Cleared
5 37 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 25 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 20 (3.04%) Numerate Degree
8 17 (2.59%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.41%) QA
2 22 (3.35%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.91%) GxP
4 5 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.30%) DO-254
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 94 (14.31%) Docker
2 12 (1.83%) Firmware
3 10 (1.52%) HDFS
4 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Snort
4 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) vSphere
4 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (7.61%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.44%) Terraform
3 10 (1.52%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.07%) Ansible
5 4 (0.61%) Puppet
6 3 (0.46%) Kibana
6 3 (0.46%) Kubeflow
6 3 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.46%) WSUS
7 2 (0.30%) Oozie
7 2 (0.30%) Salt
8 1 (0.15%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.15%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.15%) QRadar
8 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.15%) Suricata
Vendors
1 46 (7.00%) Google
2 33 (5.02%) Tableau
3 31 (4.72%) Oracle
4 23 (3.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (1.37%) Bloomberg
6 8 (1.22%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 8 (1.22%) Databricks
7 6 (0.91%) Cloudera
7 6 (0.91%) Hortonworks
8 5 (0.76%) SAP
9 4 (0.61%) Alteryx
9 4 (0.61%) Facebook
9 4 (0.61%) RapidMiner
9 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.61%) Teradata
9 4 (0.61%) Zend
10 3 (0.46%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.46%) Dataiku
10 3 (0.46%) MapR