Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 273 293 276
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17 +32
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 380 458 881
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.91% 0.85% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 2.63% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 262 546
10th Percentile £375 £363 £381
25th Percentile £438 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
75th Percentile £644 £650 £638
90th Percentile £728 £750 £722
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 14
10th Percentile £26.93 £24.50 £9.65
25th Percentile £27.86 £33.25 £11.43
Median hourly rate £39.43 £43.25 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.84% -3.89% +9.09%
75th Percentile £56.25 £47.81 £51.13
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.63 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £39.43 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.31% +1.18% +3.03%

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 14,083 17,390 28,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.79% 32.29% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,407 11,432 18,993
10th Percentile £263 £241 £281
25th Percentile £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £488 £474 £475
% change year-on-year +2.78% -0.14% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 757 856
10th Percentile £12.39 £12.44 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.24 £15.75 £14.71
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.86
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.89% -0.69%
75th Percentile £45.00 £44.50 £43.00
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.86 £20.60
% change year-on-year +9.35% +11.01% -0.18%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +8 265 £600 +4.35% 183
South East +55 55 £488 +8.33% 61
East of England +40 16 £600 +55.34% 27
Midlands +34 15 £475 +2.70% 33
West Midlands +27 10 £425 -8.11% 16
East Midlands +29 5 £475 +35.71% 17
South West +49 4 £425 -1.16% 14
North West +19 4 £588 +30.56% 13
North of England +14 4 £588 +40.30% 31
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 156 (41.05%) Python
2 148 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (37.89%) Data Structures
4 118 (31.05%) Machine Learning
5 109 (28.68%) SQL
6 104 (27.37%) Azure
7 103 (27.11%) AWS
8 102 (26.84%) Java
9 100 (26.32%) Computer Science
10 99 (26.05%) Analytical Skills
11 97 (25.53%) Data Science
12 95 (25.00%) Finance
13 91 (23.95%) C++
13 91 (23.95%) Problem-Solving
14 84 (22.11%) Linux
15 80 (21.05%) Software Engineering
16 64 (16.84%) Mathematics
17 62 (16.32%) Artificial Intelligence
17 62 (16.32%) Apache Spark
18 58 (15.26%) Analytics
19 57 (15.00%) Degree
20 54 (14.21%) DevOps
21 53 (13.95%) TDD
22 48 (12.63%) Git (software)
23 47 (12.37%) HTML
24 46 (12.11%) OO
25 45 (11.84%) C#
25 45 (11.84%) Test Automation
26 42 (11.05%) Scala
26 42 (11.05%) .NET

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 62 (16.32%) Apache Spark
2 24 (6.32%) Apache Airflow
3 18 (4.74%) Apache
4 8 (2.11%) DNN
4 8 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.84%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.58%) Jupyter
7 5 (1.32%) Apache Qpid
7 5 (1.32%) Confluence
8 3 (0.79%) IIS
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) SAS
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.58%) Simulink
3 5 (1.32%) Stateflow
4 4 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.26%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 104 (27.37%) Azure
2 103 (27.11%) AWS
3 31 (8.16%) GitHub
4 22 (5.79%) GCP
4 22 (5.79%) Serverless
5 20 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (3.68%) Heroku
7 11 (2.89%) Amazon Kinesis
7 11 (2.89%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.37%) Amazon EMR
8 9 (2.37%) Azure Functions
9 6 (1.58%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.58%) IaaS
9 6 (1.58%) PaaS
10 5 (1.32%) Amazon SageMaker
10 5 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
10 5 (1.32%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.05%) SaaS
12 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.89%) HTTP
2 8 (2.11%) SSL
3 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.32%) Wireless
5 4 (1.05%) Internet
5 4 (1.05%) SSH
6 3 (0.79%) Firewall
7 2 (0.53%) BIG-IP
7 2 (0.53%) Broadband
7 2 (0.53%) DNS
8 1 (0.26%) DMZ
8 1 (0.26%) Intranet
8 1 (0.26%) MQTT
8 1 (0.26%) Network Security
8 1 (0.26%) VPN
8 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.26%) Big Data
2 36 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 32 (8.42%) SQL Server
4 27 (7.11%) Data Lake
4 27 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (5.26%) Data Mining
6 17 (4.47%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.42%) Parquet
7 13 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.42%) Redis
8 11 (2.89%) Snowflake Schema
9 10 (2.63%) Amazon Athena
9 10 (2.63%) Apache Hive
9 10 (2.63%) MySQL
9 10 (2.63%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.11%) Hazelcast
10 8 (2.11%) Impala
10 8 (2.11%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.42%) JIRA
3 19 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.47%) webpack
5 16 (4.21%) JUnit
6 15 (3.95%) GitLab
7 14 (3.68%) git-flow
8 13 (3.42%) Gradle
9 12 (3.16%) Maven
10 9 (2.37%) CMake
11 8 (2.11%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.84%) MLflow
13 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.58%) IntelliJ
13 6 (1.58%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (1.58%) NUnit
13 6 (1.58%) Subversion
14 5 (1.32%) Mockito
15 4 (1.05%) Cypress.io
General
1 95 (25.00%) Finance
2 41 (10.79%) Banking
3 30 (7.89%) Front Office
4 21 (5.53%) Investment Banking
4 21 (5.53%) Retail
5 14 (3.68%) Marketing
6 13 (3.42%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.89%) Public Sector
8 7 (1.84%) Games
9 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.05%) Electronics
11 4 (1.05%) Law
11 4 (1.05%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.79%) Local Government
13 2 (0.53%) Legal
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
14 1 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (45.00%) Developer
2 54 (14.21%) Data Scientist
3 50 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 29 (7.63%) Senior Developer
5 28 (7.37%) C# Developer
5 28 (7.37%) Data Engineer
6 25 (6.58%) Quantitative Developer
7 23 (6.05%) Senior Data Scientist
8 21 (5.53%) C++ Developer
9 20 (5.26%) Python Developer
10 19 (5.00%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.74%) C# Quant Developer
11 18 (4.74%) Python Engineer
12 17 (4.47%) React Developer
13 16 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (3.95%) Consultant
15 13 (3.42%) Architect
16 12 (3.16%) .NET Developer
16 12 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.37%) HTML
2 42 (11.05%) .NET
3 40 (10.53%) Kafka
4 34 (8.95%) React
5 33 (8.68%) Web Services
6 32 (8.42%) .NET Core
7 31 (8.16%) TensorFlow
8 30 (7.89%) PyTorch
9 27 (7.11%) GraphQL
10 26 (6.84%) CSS
10 26 (6.84%) NumPy
11 25 (6.58%) Spring
12 22 (5.79%) AngularJS
12 22 (5.79%) REST
13 21 (5.53%) Keras
13 21 (5.53%) RESTful
14 20 (5.26%) Natural Language Processing
14 20 (5.26%) Node.js
15 18 (4.74%) Pandas
15 18 (4.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 144 (37.89%) Data Structures
2 99 (26.05%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (9.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 30 (7.89%) User Experience
5 24 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (5.53%) Fixed Income
6 21 (5.53%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (4.74%) Hedge funds
8 14 (3.68%) CUDA
9 12 (3.16%) PKI
10 11 (2.89%) Cloud Native
11 9 (2.37%) Derivative
12 8 (2.11%) Analytical Mindset
12 8 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.84%) Augmented Reality
13 7 (1.84%) Equities
13 7 (1.84%) Social Media
14 6 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
15 5 (1.32%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 84 (22.11%) Linux
2 22 (5.79%) Windows
3 21 (5.53%) Unix
4 14 (3.68%) Android
5 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.05%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.26%) AIX
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (31.05%) Machine Learning
3 100 (26.32%) Computer Science
4 97 (25.53%) Data Science
5 91 (23.95%) Problem-Solving
6 80 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 64 (16.84%) Mathematics
8 62 (16.32%) Artificial Intelligence
9 58 (15.26%) Analytics
10 54 (14.21%) DevOps
11 53 (13.95%) TDD
12 46 (12.11%) OO
13 45 (11.84%) Test Automation
14 40 (10.53%) Multithreading
14 40 (10.53%) Open Source
15 37 (9.74%) OOD
15 37 (9.74%) Scrum
16 35 (9.21%) Low Latency
17 34 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
17 34 (8.95%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 156 (41.05%) Python
2 109 (28.68%) SQL
3 102 (26.84%) Java
4 91 (23.95%) C++
5 45 (11.84%) C#
6 42 (11.05%) Scala
7 37 (9.74%) JavaScript
8 31 (8.16%) R
9 24 (6.32%) Java 8
9 24 (6.32%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 19 (5.00%) C
11 16 (4.21%) ES6
12 15 (3.95%) Go
13 13 (3.42%) PowerShell
14 12 (3.16%) PL/SQL
15 9 (2.37%) MATLAB
16 8 (2.11%) Haskell
17 7 (1.84%) Rust
18 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (15.00%) Degree
2 23 (6.05%) Master's Degree
3 22 (5.79%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.47%) PhD
5 16 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 15 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.84%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISSP
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.26%) CISM
10 1 (0.26%) CRISC
10 1 (0.26%) ISEB
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.32%) QA
2 11 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.53%) MiFID
4 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
4 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) NCSC
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (8.95%) Docker
2 3 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.26%) Ceph
3 1 (0.26%) Firmware
3 1 (0.26%) IAG
Systems Management
1 41 (10.79%) Kubernetes
2 32 (8.42%) Terraform
3 3 (0.79%) Ansible
3 3 (0.79%) Istio
3 3 (0.79%) Kibana
3 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.53%) linkerd
5 1 (0.26%) CASB
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.26%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 30 (7.89%) Oracle
2 16 (4.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.42%) Google
4 12 (3.16%) Databricks
5 6 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.32%) Sage
7 4 (1.05%) Alteryx
7 4 (1.05%) CA
7 4 (1.05%) ION Trading
7 4 (1.05%) SAP
8 3 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.79%) IBM
8 3 (0.79%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.53%) Altera
9 2 (0.53%) Cadence
9 2 (0.53%) F5
9 2 (0.53%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (0.53%) SnapLogic
9 2 (0.53%) Synopsys
9 2 (0.53%) Teradata