Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 287 294 294
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +36
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 295 548 824
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.84% 0.84% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 2.68% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 361 528
Median daily rate £519 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% -2.27% -
10th Percentile £338 £375 £399
90th Percentile £688 £730 £725
UK median daily rate £500 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.68% -18.82% -
10th Percentile £29.93 £9.50 £28.10
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.00 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year +37.68% -17.37% -1.76%

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 12,026 20,434 29,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.45% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,099 13,421 19,591
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £253 £275
90th Percentile £698 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 839 879
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +7.08% -
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 -7 185 £556 +1.14% 140
South East +86 39 £379 -15.89% 51
East of England +51 25 £500 -16.67% 19
Midlands +59 12 £475 +58.33% 15
South West +85 9 £425 -8.11% 11
East Midlands +36 8 £475 +72.73% 2
North of England +48 7 £588 +43.73% 37
North West +44 6 £588 +6.82% 11
West Midlands +47 4 £575 +24.32% 13
Yorkshire +35 1 - - 19
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 126 (42.71%) Python
2 102 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (34.24%) Machine Learning
4 97 (32.88%) Data Structures
5 85 (28.81%) Java
6 80 (27.12%) Data Science
7 79 (26.78%) C++
8 74 (25.08%) Computer Science
9 67 (22.71%) SQL
9 67 (22.71%) Software Engineering
10 64 (21.69%) Mathematics
11 60 (20.34%) Degree
12 58 (19.66%) Finance
12 58 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
13 53 (17.97%) Apache Spark
14 52 (17.63%) AWS
14 52 (17.63%) Linux
15 49 (16.61%) Azure
16 47 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (15.59%) Artificial Intelligence
18 42 (14.24%) DevOps
19 40 (13.56%) Big Data
20 37 (12.54%) TDD
21 36 (12.20%) Analytics
21 36 (12.20%) Git (software)
22 34 (11.53%) Visualisation
22 34 (11.53%) OO
23 32 (10.85%) C#
23 32 (10.85%) Banking
24 31 (10.51%) JavaScript

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 53 (17.97%) Apache Spark
2 22 (7.46%) Apache
3 18 (6.10%) Apache Airflow
4 11 (3.73%) CMS
5 6 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.69%) DNN
7 4 (1.36%) Confluence
7 4 (1.36%) Jupyter
7 4 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.02%) Apache Qpid
9 2 (0.68%) IIS
10 1 (0.34%) nginx
10 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.03%) Simulink
2 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.36%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) Blender
4 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.34%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Advent Geneva
1 2 (0.68%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.34%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 52 (17.63%) AWS
2 49 (16.61%) Azure
3 18 (6.10%) GitHub
4 15 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (5.08%) Serverless
5 11 (3.73%) GCP
6 9 (3.05%) Amazon EMR
6 9 (3.05%) Amazon S3
6 9 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.05%) PaaS
7 8 (2.71%) IaaS
8 5 (1.69%) Amazon Kinesis
8 5 (1.69%) Amazon SageMaker
9 4 (1.36%) Azure Functions
9 4 (1.36%) SaaS
10 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.02%) AWS Step Functions
10 3 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.02%) Logic Apps
10 3 (1.02%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.03%) HTTP
2 3 (1.02%) Internet
3 2 (0.68%) 802.11
3 2 (0.68%) Broadband
3 2 (0.68%) Firewall
3 2 (0.68%) SSH
3 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.68%) Wireless
4 1 (0.34%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.34%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) SSL
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.56%) Big Data
2 19 (6.44%) NoSQL
3 18 (6.10%) Apache Hive
3 18 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (5.76%) Data Lake
4 17 (5.76%) Hadoop
5 15 (5.08%) Data Mining
6 14 (4.75%) SQL Server
7 11 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.73%) Redis
8 9 (3.05%) Amazon Athena
9 7 (2.37%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.03%) MySQL
10 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
10 6 (2.03%) Snowflake Schema
11 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.69%) Blockchain
11 5 (1.69%) Impala
11 5 (1.69%) Parquet
12 4 (1.36%) Presto
Development Applications
1 36 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.46%) Jenkins
3 14 (4.75%) JIRA
4 9 (3.05%) GitLab
4 9 (3.05%) Gradle
4 9 (3.05%) Maven
5 6 (2.03%) CMake
6 5 (1.69%) MLflow
6 5 (1.69%) Subversion
7 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.36%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.36%) JUnit
7 4 (1.36%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.36%) webpack
8 3 (1.02%) git-flow
8 3 (1.02%) Mockito
9 2 (0.68%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.68%) Cypress.io
9 2 (0.68%) fastlane
9 2 (0.68%) gulp
General
1 58 (19.66%) Finance
2 32 (10.85%) Banking
3 18 (6.10%) Front Office
4 12 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.07%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.39%) Retail
6 9 (3.05%) Marketing
7 7 (2.37%) Games
8 6 (2.03%) Electronics
9 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.69%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.36%) Law
10 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Advertising
12 1 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.34%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (37.29%) Developer
2 46 (15.59%) Data Scientist
3 28 (9.49%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.47%) Software Engineer
5 20 (6.78%) C++ Developer
6 18 (6.10%) Consultant
7 17 (5.76%) Data Engineer
8 15 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 14 (4.75%) Quantitative Developer
10 13 (4.41%) Python Developer
11 12 (4.07%) Python Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 10 (3.39%) Analyst
13 10 (3.39%) Architect
13 10 (3.39%) C++ Software Engineer
14 9 (3.05%) Senior Data Scientist
14 9 (3.05%) Senior Developer
15 8 (2.71%) Analyst Developer
15 8 (2.71%) Developer Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.83%) TensorFlow
2 27 (9.15%) PyTorch
3 25 (8.47%) Kafka
4 24 (8.14%) AngularJS
4 24 (8.14%) React
5 23 (7.80%) NumPy
6 22 (7.46%) Pandas
6 22 (7.46%) Web Services
7 21 (7.12%) .NET
7 21 (7.12%) scikit-learn
8 18 (6.10%) Keras
8 18 (6.10%) REST
8 18 (6.10%) Spring
9 17 (5.76%) HTML
10 14 (4.75%) Natural Language Processing
11 12 (4.07%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (4.07%) GraphQL
12 11 (3.73%) .NET Core
13 9 (3.05%) Spring Boot
13 9 (3.05%) XGBoost
Miscellaneous
1 97 (32.88%) Data Structures
2 58 (19.66%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.76%) CUDA
3 17 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.73%) PKI
5 11 (3.73%) User Experience
6 10 (3.39%) Cloud Native
7 9 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.37%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.37%) Hedge funds
9 6 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.03%) Social Media
10 5 (1.69%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
10 5 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.36%) Bitcoin
11 4 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.36%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.63%) Linux
2 15 (5.08%) Unix
3 12 (4.07%) Windows
4 11 (3.73%) Android
5 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Robot Operating System
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (34.58%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (34.24%) Machine Learning
3 80 (27.12%) Data Science
4 74 (25.08%) Computer Science
5 67 (22.71%) Software Engineering
6 64 (21.69%) Mathematics
7 47 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (15.59%) Artificial Intelligence
9 42 (14.24%) DevOps
10 37 (12.54%) TDD
11 36 (12.20%) Analytics
12 34 (11.53%) OO
12 34 (11.53%) Visualisation
13 28 (9.49%) OOD
14 25 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (8.47%) Statistics
15 24 (8.14%) Multithreading
16 23 (7.80%) Low Latency
17 22 (7.46%) Data Analysis
17 22 (7.46%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 126 (42.71%) Python
2 85 (28.81%) Java
3 79 (26.78%) C++
4 67 (22.71%) SQL
5 32 (10.85%) C#
6 31 (10.51%) JavaScript
7 25 (8.47%) Scala
8 19 (6.44%) C
9 18 (6.10%) R
10 13 (4.41%) Java 8
10 13 (4.41%) MATLAB
11 12 (4.07%) PowerShell
12 10 (3.39%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.37%) TypeScript
14 6 (2.03%) ES6
15 5 (1.69%) Go
15 5 (1.69%) Rust
16 3 (1.02%) PHP
16 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (20.34%) Degree
2 31 (10.51%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.78%) PhD
4 19 (6.44%) Master's Degree
5 17 (5.76%) Numerate Degree
6 16 (5.42%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.34%) CISM
9 1 (0.34%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) CRISC
9 1 (0.34%) ISEB
9 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.34%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.34%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.37%) QA
2 5 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.34%) NCSC
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (6.44%) Docker
2 3 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.68%) etcd
3 2 (0.68%) Varnish
4 1 (0.34%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (7.80%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.10%) Terraform
3 4 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.68%) Ansible
4 2 (0.68%) Consul
4 2 (0.68%) Iperf
4 2 (0.68%) Kibana
4 2 (0.68%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.34%) Istio
5 1 (0.34%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (6.10%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.73%) Oracle
3 7 (2.37%) Google
4 6 (2.03%) Databricks
5 5 (1.69%) Sage
5 5 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.02%) Atlassian
6 3 (1.02%) IBM
6 3 (1.02%) SAP
6 3 (1.02%) VMware
7 2 (0.68%) Advent
7 2 (0.68%) Alteryx
7 2 (0.68%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.68%) Solace
7 2 (0.68%) Xilinx
8 1 (0.34%) Cadence
8 1 (0.34%) Delphix
8 1 (0.34%) Mentor Graphics
8 1 (0.34%) Omniture
8 1 (0.34%) Sparx