Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 298 273 357
Rank change year-on-year -25 +84 +45
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 742 898 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.96% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.77% 2.91% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 542 461
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £376 £331
90th Percentile £709 £700 £725
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 1
England median hourly rate £43.78 £24.00 £15.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.43% +59.26% -59.81%
UK median hourly rate £44.57 £23.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year +93.76% -8.13% -33.24%

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 26,763 30,823 29,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.47% 32.81% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,401 20,016 19,084
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £277 £281 £264
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 977 932
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £49.47
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -2.84%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -22 487 £563 +2.27% 225
East of England +76 78 £538 +19.44% 66
South East -3 78 £450 - 85
North of England +26 32 £700 +75.00% 40
Midlands +47 29 £431 +4.55% 32
West Midlands +36 25 £400 -8.57% 20
South West -13 25 £465 -10.36% 37
North West +16 23 £725 +81.25% 23
Yorkshire +21 7 £463 +6.44% 11
East Midlands +24 4 £531 +32.81% 12
North East +16 2 £700 +116.05% 6
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 382 (51.48%) Python
2 280 (37.74%) Data Science
3 257 (34.64%) Machine Learning
4 249 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (29.78%) Java
6 211 (28.44%) SQL
7 186 (25.07%) Data Structures
8 179 (24.12%) Analytics
9 162 (21.83%) Computer Science
10 158 (21.29%) Degree
11 157 (21.16%) Software Engineering
12 152 (20.49%) AWS
12 152 (20.49%) Finance
13 150 (20.22%) Mathematics
14 145 (19.54%) Artificial Intelligence
15 131 (17.65%) Hadoop
16 122 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
17 120 (16.17%) Big Data
18 119 (16.04%) Apache Spark
19 113 (15.23%) OO
20 112 (15.09%) Docker
21 111 (14.96%) C++
22 110 (14.82%) TDD
23 108 (14.56%) DevOps
24 106 (14.29%) REST
25 105 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
26 100 (13.48%) R
27 92 (12.40%) JavaScript
27 92 (12.40%) Linux
28 90 (12.13%) 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
1 119 (16.04%) Apache Spark
2 32 (4.31%) Apache
3 28 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.56%) SAS
5 15 (2.02%) Jupyter
6 7 (0.94%) Confluence
6 7 (0.94%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.81%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.67%) IPython
9 4 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.54%) IIS
10 3 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.13%) CMS
12 1 (0.13%) Hyperledger
12 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.62%) SPSS
3 5 (0.67%) Simulink
4 4 (0.54%) Stata
5 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.40%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) EViews
7 1 (0.13%) Weka
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.27%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 152 (20.49%) AWS
2 72 (9.70%) Azure
2 72 (9.70%) GCP
3 37 (4.99%) Power Platform
4 22 (2.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (2.83%) Amazon SageMaker
6 18 (2.43%) GitHub
7 15 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (1.48%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.21%) Google Analytics
9 9 (1.21%) Serverless
10 8 (1.08%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.54%) Heroku
13 4 (0.54%) SaaS
14 3 (0.40%) AWS IoT
14 3 (0.40%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.48%) Internet
2 4 (0.54%) DHCP
2 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.40%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.40%) HTTP
4 2 (0.27%) 3GPP
4 2 (0.27%) 5G
4 2 (0.27%) LTE
4 2 (0.27%) Wireless
4 2 (0.27%) X.509
5 1 (0.13%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.13%) FTP
5 1 (0.13%) ICMP
5 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.13%) POP3
5 1 (0.13%) SMTP
5 1 (0.13%) SSH
5 1 (0.13%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.13%) Telnet
5 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (17.65%) Hadoop
2 120 (16.17%) Big Data
3 49 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 44 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (5.80%) SQL Server
6 40 (5.39%) Relational Database
7 37 (4.99%) Power BI
8 32 (4.31%) Apache Hive
8 32 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (3.37%) MongoDB
11 23 (3.10%) Data Lake
12 20 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
13 18 (2.43%) Data Mining
13 18 (2.43%) Neo4j
14 16 (2.16%) QlikView
15 15 (2.02%) BigQuery
16 14 (1.89%) MySQL
17 13 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 36 (4.85%) Jenkins
3 21 (2.83%) JUnit
4 15 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (1.89%) JIRA
6 13 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
7 12 (1.62%) Selenium
8 11 (1.48%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.48%) Subversion
8 11 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.48%) webpack
9 10 (1.35%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.08%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.08%) Mocha
10 8 (1.08%) SpecFlow
10 8 (1.08%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.67%) Maven
11 5 (0.67%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.54%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 152 (20.49%) Finance
2 65 (8.76%) Banking
3 36 (4.85%) Investment Banking
4 32 (4.31%) Front Office
4 32 (4.31%) Marketing
5 28 (3.77%) Retail
6 20 (2.70%) Legal
7 15 (2.02%) Financial Institution
7 15 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.08%) Electronics
9 7 (0.94%) Publishing
10 6 (0.81%) Advertising
10 6 (0.81%) Law
10 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.67%) Automotive
11 5 (0.67%) Games
11 5 (0.67%) Military
12 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 278 (37.47%) Developer
2 129 (17.39%) Data Scientist
3 91 (12.26%) Data Engineer
4 88 (11.86%) Java Developer
5 57 (7.68%) Python Developer
6 50 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 45 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 44 (5.93%) Python Engineer
9 43 (5.80%) Analyst
10 37 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
11 25 (3.37%) Data Analyst
12 24 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 23 (3.10%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 22 (2.96%) .NET Developer
15 21 (2.83%) AWS Developer
15 21 (2.83%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.70%) Architect
17 19 (2.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 19 (2.56%) Senior Data Scientist
18 18 (2.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.29%) REST
2 68 (9.16%) Kafka
3 55 (7.41%) RESTful
3 55 (7.41%) Spring
4 53 (7.14%) .NET
4 53 (7.14%) Node.js
5 51 (6.87%) Natural Language Processing
6 48 (6.47%) React
7 47 (6.33%) Web Services
8 45 (6.06%) HTML
9 41 (5.53%) CSS
10 40 (5.39%) Pandas
11 36 (4.85%) AngularJS
11 36 (4.85%) Spring Boot
12 32 (4.31%) NumPy
12 32 (4.31%) TensorFlow
13 31 (4.18%) SciPy
14 29 (3.91%) HTML5
14 29 (3.91%) scikit-learn
15 27 (3.64%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 186 (25.07%) Data Structures
2 122 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (4.18%) User Experience
5 23 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.96%) Equities
7 19 (2.56%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 14 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.62%) VHDL
10 11 (1.48%) Clustering
10 11 (1.48%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.35%) NHS
11 10 (1.35%) Video\Live Streaming
12 9 (1.21%) Derivative
12 9 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 9 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (1.21%) Industry 4.0
12 9 (1.21%) Life Science
12 9 (1.21%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 92 (12.40%) Linux
2 35 (4.72%) Unix
3 22 (2.96%) Windows
4 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.08%) Android
6 3 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.27%) AIX
7 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.13%) CentOS
8 1 (0.13%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (37.74%) Data Science
2 257 (34.64%) Machine Learning
3 249 (33.56%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (24.12%) Analytics
5 162 (21.83%) Computer Science
6 157 (21.16%) Software Engineering
7 150 (20.22%) Mathematics
8 145 (19.54%) Artificial Intelligence
9 113 (15.23%) OO
10 110 (14.82%) TDD
11 108 (14.56%) DevOps
12 105 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (12.13%) Microservices
14 84 (11.32%) Visualisation
15 83 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (9.57%) Data Analysis
17 69 (9.30%) Open Source
18 68 (9.16%) Statistics
19 64 (8.63%) Deep Learning
20 62 (8.36%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 382 (51.48%) Python
2 221 (29.78%) Java
3 211 (28.44%) SQL
4 111 (14.96%) C++
5 100 (13.48%) R
6 92 (12.40%) JavaScript
7 72 (9.70%) Scala
8 63 (8.49%) C
9 61 (8.22%) C#
10 44 (5.93%) MATLAB
11 43 (5.80%) Java 8
11 43 (5.80%) TypeScript
12 22 (2.96%) Go
13 13 (1.75%) ES6
14 10 (1.35%) Groovy
15 9 (1.21%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.08%) Embedded C
16 8 (1.08%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.94%) Perl
17 7 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 158 (21.29%) Degree
2 79 (10.65%) PhD
3 75 (10.11%) Security Cleared
4 42 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 38 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 36 (4.85%) Master's Degree
7 31 (4.18%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.40%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.13%) HNC
11 1 (0.13%) OCP
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.53%) QA
2 24 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.21%) GDPR
4 6 (0.81%) GxP
5 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.54%) DO-254
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 112 (15.09%) Docker
2 11 (1.48%) HDFS
3 10 (1.35%) Firmware
4 3 (0.40%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.35%) Terraform
3 7 (0.94%) Ansible
3 7 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (0.67%) Control-M
5 4 (0.54%) WSUS
6 2 (0.27%) Oozie
6 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.27%) Puppet
6 2 (0.27%) Salt
7 1 (0.13%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.13%) Kibana
7 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.13%) QRadar
7 1 (0.13%) Suricata
Vendors
1 59 (7.95%) Google
2 45 (6.06%) Tableau
3 29 (3.91%) Oracle
4 19 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.35%) Hortonworks
6 8 (1.08%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 7 (0.94%) Dataiku
7 7 (0.94%) Informatica
8 6 (0.81%) Cloudera
8 6 (0.81%) Databricks
8 6 (0.81%) Mentor Graphics
9 4 (0.54%) BMC
9 4 (0.54%) Cadence
9 4 (0.54%) IBM
9 4 (0.54%) MapR
9 4 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.40%) Minitab
10 3 (0.40%) SAP
10 3 (0.40%) Talend
10 3 (0.40%) Teradata