Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 345 408
Rank change year-on-year +72 +63 +97
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 896 626 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.79% 2.06% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 472 423
England median daily rate £539 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.75% +5.82% -14.09%
10th Percentile £381 £331 £300
90th Percentile £700 £737 £723
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 17
England median hourly rate £22.50 £15.07 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.30% -59.81% -9.64%
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.07 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.20 £15.07 £44.98
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £25.04 £37.50
% change year-on-year -25.10% -33.24% -6.83%

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 32,133 30,404 34,583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.40% 34.47% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,050 19,959 22,899
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £256
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 974 965 1,129
England median hourly rate £21.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.16
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018. 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 +90 711 £550 -4.35% 268
South East -2 100 £450 +32.84% 86
North of England -19 38 £400 - 34
North West 0 24 £400 +18.52% 16
East of England -5 23 £513 +13.89% 77
Midlands -17 12 £388 -8.82% 39
South West -12 11 £475 +11.76% 41
West Midlands -32 8 £375 -16.67% 29
Yorkshire -44 8 £417 -0.65% 13
North East - 6 £324 - 5
East Midlands -2 4 £400 +2.56% 10
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 387 (43.19%) Python
2 317 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (33.04%) Finance
4 293 (32.70%) Java
5 279 (31.14%) Data Structures
5 279 (31.14%) Data Science
6 276 (30.80%) Machine Learning
7 260 (29.02%) SQL
8 237 (26.45%) Computer Science
9 210 (23.44%) Analytics
10 188 (20.98%) Degree
11 183 (20.42%) OO
12 164 (18.30%) Hadoop
13 163 (18.19%) Mathematics
14 160 (17.86%) JavaScript
15 159 (17.75%) Git (software)
15 159 (17.75%) Apache Spark
16 158 (17.63%) Big Data
17 157 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
18 156 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
18 156 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
19 151 (16.85%) Linux
20 140 (15.63%) HTML
20 140 (15.63%) TDD
21 135 (15.07%) Scala
22 125 (13.95%) C#
22 125 (13.95%) C++
23 121 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
24 119 (13.28%) Software Engineering
25 118 (13.17%) R

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
1 159 (17.75%) Apache Spark
2 43 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
3 39 (4.35%) SAS
4 31 (3.46%) Apache
5 22 (2.46%) Apache Solr
6 20 (2.23%) Apache Pig
7 19 (2.12%) Confluence
8 15 (1.67%) nginx
9 12 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.23%) IIS
11 8 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
13 6 (0.67%) Hyperledger
14 5 (0.56%) WordPress
15 4 (0.45%) CMS
15 4 (0.45%) Jetty
15 4 (0.45%) Jupyter
15 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.33%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (1.00%) Chatbot
1 9 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.89%) Simulink
3 4 (0.45%) SPSS
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.33%) InVision
4 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Eloqua
1 8 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Summit
3 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.22%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) Finacle
4 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 156 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (5.13%) GitHub
4 29 (3.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.79%) Google Analytics
6 24 (2.68%) Heroku
7 20 (2.23%) Amazon S3
8 16 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.67%) BrowserStack
10 6 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (0.56%) Office 365
12 4 (0.45%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.45%) NuGet
12 4 (0.45%) PaaS
12 4 (0.45%) Trello
13 3 (0.33%) AdWords
13 3 (0.33%) Algolia
13 3 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
13 3 (0.33%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.23%) HTTP
2 17 (1.90%) Kerberos
2 17 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.56%) Internet
4 13 (1.45%) HTTPS
4 13 (1.45%) VPN
5 10 (1.12%) SSL
6 9 (1.00%) 3GPP
6 9 (1.00%) 5G
6 9 (1.00%) GSM
6 9 (1.00%) LTE
6 9 (1.00%) Network Security
6 9 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (1.00%) UMTS
6 9 (1.00%) Wireless
7 8 (0.89%) VoLTE
8 7 (0.78%) Firewall
9 6 (0.67%) FIX Connectivity
10 5 (0.56%) DNS
11 4 (0.45%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (18.30%) Hadoop
2 158 (17.63%) Big Data
3 107 (11.94%) NoSQL
4 101 (11.27%) SQL Server
5 99 (11.05%) Relational Database
6 64 (7.14%) MongoDB
7 51 (5.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 50 (5.58%) Apache Hive
9 49 (5.47%) Data Mining
10 45 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (4.58%) HBase
11 41 (4.58%) RDBMS
12 31 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (2.79%) MySQL
13 25 (2.79%) Power BI
14 18 (2.01%) Blockchain
15 17 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
16 16 (1.79%) Data Lake
16 16 (1.79%) Spotfire
17 15 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 159 (17.75%) Git (software)
2 48 (5.36%) webpack
3 45 (5.02%) JIRA
4 40 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 39 (4.35%) Selenium
6 34 (3.79%) JUnit
7 31 (3.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 29 (3.24%) Jasmine
9 27 (3.01%) PhantomJS
9 27 (3.01%) PostCSS
10 23 (2.57%) Cucumber
11 20 (2.23%) Grunt
11 20 (2.23%) gulp
11 20 (2.23%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.67%) Subversion
13 11 (1.23%) Maven
14 9 (1.00%) Appium
14 9 (1.00%) Bitbucket
14 9 (1.00%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.89%) Gerrit
General
1 296 (33.04%) Finance
2 95 (10.60%) Banking
3 79 (8.82%) Front Office
4 49 (5.47%) Marketing
5 40 (4.46%) Games
6 39 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.46%) Investment Banking
8 29 (3.24%) Retail
9 18 (2.01%) Electronics
10 15 (1.67%) Legal
11 12 (1.34%) Back Office
12 5 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.56%) Law
13 4 (0.45%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.33%) Publishing
15 2 (0.22%) Advertising
15 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.22%) Automotive
15 2 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 500 (55.80%) Developer
2 171 (19.08%) Java Developer
3 115 (12.83%) Data Scientist
4 74 (8.26%) Python Developer
5 65 (7.25%) Data Engineer
6 56 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 53 (5.92%) React Developer
8 51 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 38 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
9 38 (4.24%) Software Engineer
10 37 (4.13%) Analyst
11 35 (3.91%) Big Data Engineer
12 34 (3.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 32 (3.57%) Front Office Developer
14 29 (3.24%) Python Engineer
15 25 (2.79%) Digital Developer
15 25 (2.79%) SQL Developer
16 22 (2.46%) Architect
17 21 (2.34%) Consultant
18 19 (2.12%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (15.63%) HTML
2 103 (11.50%) CSS
3 90 (10.04%) .NET
4 82 (9.15%) REST
5 81 (9.04%) AngularJS
6 75 (8.37%) Kafka
7 69 (7.70%) Redux
8 62 (6.92%) Natural Language Processing
8 62 (6.92%) TensorFlow
9 57 (6.36%) Spring
10 54 (6.03%) HTML5
10 54 (6.03%) Web Services
11 47 (5.25%) React
12 46 (5.13%) Node.js
13 43 (4.80%) Pandas
13 43 (4.80%) RESTful
14 42 (4.69%) XML
15 38 (4.24%) Keras
15 38 (4.24%) OpenCV
16 37 (4.13%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 279 (31.14%) Data Structures
2 237 (26.45%) Computer Science
3 157 (17.52%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (7.14%) User Experience
5 45 (5.02%) Fintech
6 32 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
7 30 (3.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (2.90%) Derivative
8 26 (2.90%) Mobile App
9 24 (2.68%) HoloLens
10 19 (2.12%) Equities
10 19 (2.12%) Hedge funds
11 18 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (1.56%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.45%) Fixed Income
14 10 (1.12%) Cloud Native
15 9 (1.00%) Animation
16 8 (0.89%) Blog
16 8 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 151 (16.85%) Linux
2 98 (10.94%) Unix
3 28 (3.13%) Windows
4 22 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 21 (2.34%) Android
6 8 (0.89%) CentOS
7 7 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.56%) DC/OS
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.33%) VMS
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (35.38%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (31.14%) Data Science
3 276 (30.80%) Machine Learning
4 210 (23.44%) Analytics
5 183 (20.42%) OO
6 163 (18.19%) Mathematics
7 156 (17.41%) Problem-Solving
8 140 (15.63%) TDD
9 121 (13.50%) Continuous Integration
10 119 (13.28%) Software Engineering
11 110 (12.28%) OOP
12 100 (11.16%) Multithreading
13 99 (11.05%) Artificial Intelligence
14 98 (10.94%) OOD
15 92 (10.27%) Visualisation
16 91 (10.16%) Deep Learning
17 89 (9.93%) Test Automation
18 86 (9.60%) Scrum
19 85 (9.49%) DevOps
20 74 (8.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 387 (43.19%) Python
2 293 (32.70%) Java
3 260 (29.02%) SQL
4 160 (17.86%) JavaScript
5 135 (15.07%) Scala
6 125 (13.95%) C#
6 125 (13.95%) C++
7 118 (13.17%) R
8 67 (7.48%) MATLAB
9 57 (6.36%) C
10 53 (5.92%) Java 8
11 43 (4.80%) ES6
12 32 (3.57%) Go
13 30 (3.35%) TypeScript
14 21 (2.34%) Perl
15 17 (1.90%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.67%) PHP
17 14 (1.56%) Apple Swift
18 13 (1.45%) Shell Script
19 10 (1.12%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 188 (20.98%) Degree
2 68 (7.59%) PhD
3 66 (7.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 56 (6.25%) Master's Degree
5 22 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 17 (1.90%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.45%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.45%) CISM
9 4 (0.45%) CISSP
10 3 (0.33%) CISA
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.11%) ISACA
12 1 (0.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.58%) QA
2 17 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.00%) GDPR
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) MiFID
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.22%) WAI
5 1 (0.11%) DO-254
5 1 (0.11%) GCP
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 106 (11.83%) Docker
2 36 (4.02%) HDFS
3 32 (3.57%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.33%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) etcd
6 2 (0.22%) KVM
6 2 (0.22%) LXC
6 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.22%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) IAG
Systems Management
1 47 (5.25%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.46%) Ansible
3 20 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.45%) Hadoop YARN
5 12 (1.34%) Terraform
6 9 (1.00%) Oozie
7 6 (0.67%) Mesos
8 4 (0.45%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.45%) Puppet
8 4 (0.45%) SELinux
9 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.22%) Consul
10 2 (0.22%) Marathon
11 1 (0.11%) Apache Brooklyn
11 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) Kibana
11 1 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.11%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 76 (8.48%) Google
2 66 (7.37%) Oracle
3 41 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 32 (3.57%) Tableau
5 27 (3.01%) Twitter
6 26 (2.90%) Alteryx
7 22 (2.46%) Hortonworks
7 22 (2.46%) MapR
8 16 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.34%) SAP
9 12 (1.34%) Talend
10 10 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.12%) Capita
10 10 (1.12%) Databricks
10 10 (1.12%) Informatica
11 9 (1.00%) Adobe
12 8 (0.89%) Actix
12 8 (0.89%) Fidessa
12 8 (0.89%) Huawei
12 8 (0.89%) Mapinfo