Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 275 281 280
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +79
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 258 772 894
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.93% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.41% 2.91% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 502 561
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £331 £400 £381
90th Percentile £750 £710 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £541 £525
% change year-on-year +1.62% +3.10% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 26
Median hourly rate £47.00 £43.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.30% +79.17% +59.26%
10th Percentile £35.68 £9.65 £8.00
90th Percentile £64.63 £53.75 £50.13
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £44.57 £23.00
% change year-on-year +5.46% +93.76% -8.13%

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 10,719 26,524 30,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.91% 31.95% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,825 17,110 20,035
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 949 961
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.96 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% -2.53% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.75 £21.33
% change year-on-year +50.60% -2.70% +6.63%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Algorithms as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Daily rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Algorithms in England.

Hourly rate trend for Algorithms in England

Algorithms
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Algorithms in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +7 182 £610 +6.00% 105
South East +132 39 £438 -2.78% 42
South West +86 15 £448 -10.50% 22
North of England +90 8 £450 -35.71% 25
North West +70 8 £450 -37.93% 9
East of England +14 8 £352 -29.55% 23
Midlands +65 2 £750 +66.67% 12
West Midlands +49 2 £750 +73.91% 6
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 116 (44.96%) Python
2 93 (36.05%) Machine Learning
3 87 (33.72%) Data Science
4 79 (30.62%) Java
5 72 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (22.48%) SQL
7 56 (21.71%) Computer Science
8 55 (21.32%) Data Structures
9 54 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (20.54%) Analytics
11 51 (19.77%) Big Data
12 49 (18.99%) Mathematics
13 48 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (17.05%) AWS
15 43 (16.67%) Azure
15 43 (16.67%) Linux
15 43 (16.67%) Finance
16 42 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
17 41 (15.89%) Apache Spark
18 39 (15.12%) Degree
18 39 (15.12%) GCP
19 38 (14.73%) JavaScript
20 34 (13.18%) TensorFlow
21 33 (12.79%) C++
21 33 (12.79%) Test Automation
22 32 (12.40%) Hadoop
22 32 (12.40%) Multithreading
22 32 (12.40%) OO
22 32 (12.40%) Banking
23 31 (12.02%) Software Engineering

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 41 (15.89%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.71%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (1.94%) Jupyter
4 4 (1.55%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.16%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Apache
6 2 (0.78%) Confluence
6 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) OnBase
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.55%) Simulink
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.39%) Blender
4 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.39%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.39%) Maya
4 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Advent Geneva
1 1 (0.39%) FINCAD Analytics
1 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.05%) AWS
2 43 (16.67%) Azure
3 39 (15.12%) GCP
4 12 (4.65%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.33%) Serverless
6 5 (1.94%) Heroku
7 4 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.55%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.16%) GitHub
8 3 (1.16%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.16%) Office 365
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.78%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.78%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.39%) AWS Step Functions
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) Firewall
2 6 (2.33%) SSL
3 5 (1.94%) S/MIME
3 5 (1.94%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.55%) Network Security
4 4 (1.55%) Wireless
5 3 (1.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.78%) DMZ
6 2 (0.78%) Intranet
6 2 (0.78%) VPN
7 1 (0.39%) DSL
7 1 (0.39%) HTTP
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
7 1 (0.39%) LTE
7 1 (0.39%) OSPF
7 1 (0.39%) UMTS
7 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.39%) WiMAX
7 1 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.77%) Big Data
2 32 (12.40%) Hadoop
3 25 (9.69%) SQL Server
4 22 (8.53%) Data Mining
5 20 (7.75%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.65%) Power BI
8 11 (4.26%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.88%) Data Lake
10 8 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (2.71%) Flink
12 6 (2.33%) Apache Hive
12 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.33%) Spark SQL
13 5 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (1.55%) OLAP
14 4 (1.55%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (1.55%) Oracle OLAP
15 3 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.10%) webpack
4 6 (2.33%) JIRA
4 6 (2.33%) JUnit
4 6 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.94%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.55%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.16%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.16%) Subversion
8 2 (0.78%) Bitbucket Server
8 2 (0.78%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.78%) CMake
8 2 (0.78%) GitLab
8 2 (0.78%) Gradle
8 2 (0.78%) Maven
8 2 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 43 (16.67%) Finance
2 32 (12.40%) Banking
3 24 (9.30%) Marketing
4 21 (8.14%) Front Office
5 15 (5.81%) Investment Banking
6 12 (4.65%) Electronics
7 8 (3.10%) Retail
8 7 (2.71%) Law
8 7 (2.71%) Telecoms
9 6 (2.33%) Games
10 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.16%) Legal
10 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.16%) Military
10 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.16%) Police
11 2 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.78%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 98 (37.98%) Developer
2 55 (21.32%) Data Scientist
3 40 (15.50%) Java Developer
4 18 (6.98%) Python Developer
5 17 (6.59%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 16 (6.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 14 (5.43%) Data Engineer
8 13 (5.04%) Software Engineer
9 11 (4.26%) Consultant
10 10 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.49%) Architect
11 9 (3.49%) Senior Data Scientist
12 7 (2.71%) Data Consultant
12 7 (2.71%) Data Manager
13 6 (2.33%) Digital Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Full Stack Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 6 (2.33%) Machine Learning Engineer
13 6 (2.33%) Salesforce Developer
14 5 (1.94%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.18%) TensorFlow
2 25 (9.69%) Pandas
3 23 (8.91%) React
4 20 (7.75%) AngularJS
5 18 (6.98%) REST
6 17 (6.59%) Natural Language Processing
7 16 (6.20%) CSS
7 16 (6.20%) FIX Protocol
7 16 (6.20%) PySpark
8 15 (5.81%) SciPy
9 14 (5.43%) PyTorch
9 14 (5.43%) Spring
10 13 (5.04%) Kafka
10 13 (5.04%) scikit-learn
11 12 (4.65%) NumPy
12 11 (4.26%) H2O
12 11 (4.26%) MLlib
12 11 (4.26%) Spring Boot
13 10 (3.88%) Keras
14 9 (3.49%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 55 (21.32%) Data Structures
2 54 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.53%) User Experience
4 15 (5.81%) PKI
5 14 (5.43%) Fixed Income
6 12 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (2.71%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (2.71%) Equities
7 7 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.33%) Derivative
8 6 (2.33%) FMCG
8 6 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.33%) Social Media
9 4 (1.55%) Blog
9 4 (1.55%) CMDB
9 4 (1.55%) CUDA
9 4 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.55%) Robotics
9 4 (1.55%) Smart Energy
9 4 (1.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.67%) Linux
2 13 (5.04%) Unix
3 6 (2.33%) Android
4 5 (1.94%) Windows
5 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.78%) Robot Operating System
6 1 (0.39%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (36.05%) Machine Learning
2 87 (33.72%) Data Science
3 72 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (21.71%) Computer Science
5 53 (20.54%) Analytics
6 49 (18.99%) Mathematics
7 48 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (16.28%) Artificial Intelligence
9 33 (12.79%) Test Automation
10 32 (12.40%) Multithreading
10 32 (12.40%) OO
11 31 (12.02%) Software Engineering
12 29 (11.24%) Deep Learning
12 29 (11.24%) Statistics
13 28 (10.85%) Open Source
13 28 (10.85%) Visualisation
14 25 (9.69%) OOD
14 25 (9.69%) TDD
15 24 (9.30%) Data Analysis
16 23 (8.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 116 (44.96%) Python
2 79 (30.62%) Java
3 58 (22.48%) SQL
4 38 (14.73%) JavaScript
5 33 (12.79%) C++
6 26 (10.08%) Scala
7 21 (8.14%) Java 8
8 19 (7.36%) C#
9 18 (6.98%) R
10 13 (5.04%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.49%) C
12 8 (3.10%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.10%) Go
13 7 (2.71%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.33%) ES6
15 5 (1.94%) Groovy
15 5 (1.94%) Kotlin
16 4 (1.55%) Apex Code
16 4 (1.55%) PHP
16 4 (1.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (15.12%) Degree
2 13 (5.04%) PhD
2 13 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.26%) Numerate Degree
4 9 (3.49%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.71%) CISSP
5 7 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.55%) CISM
7 4 (1.55%) CISMP
8 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.26%) QA
2 5 (1.94%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.94%) GDPR
3 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 16 (6.20%) Docker
2 3 (1.16%) HDFS
3 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.04%) Terraform
3 3 (1.16%) CASB
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Brooklyn
4 1 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.39%) Istio
4 1 (0.39%) Marathon
4 1 (0.39%) Mesos
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (8.91%) Oracle
2 18 (6.98%) Tableau
3 13 (5.04%) Google
4 9 (3.49%) Teradata
5 8 (3.10%) ION Trading
6 6 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.33%) Veracode
7 4 (1.55%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.55%) Qualys
8 3 (1.16%) Adobe
8 3 (1.16%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco
8 3 (1.16%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.16%) Solace
9 2 (0.78%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.78%) Confluent
9 2 (0.78%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 2 (0.78%) Sybase
10 1 (0.39%) StreamSets