Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 332 413
Rank change year-on-year +48 +81 +83
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 848 687 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 0.75% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 2.17% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 510 416
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -8.65%
10th Percentile £379 £350 £306
90th Percentile £700 £694 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £503 £475
% change year-on-year +4.48% +5.79% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 10
England median hourly rate £15.00 £47.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% +25.83% -9.04%
10th Percentile £8.00 £20.81 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £52.25 £58.28
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £41.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year -63.86% +9.93% -6.21%

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 32,523 31,655 33,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.52% 34.63% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,594 21,045 22,274
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £264 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 961 1,154
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +47 648 £550 -4.35% 304
South East +26 100 £500 +42.86% 105
North of England -36 30 £400 -3.61% 30
East of England +2 26 £300 -27.75% 84
South West -14 24 £500 +17.65% 49
North West -1 21 £400 +10.34% 16
Midlands -24 16 £425 - 32
West Midlands -32 10 £438 +2.94% 23
East Midlands -1 6 £380 -20.83% 9
Yorkshire -45 5 £525 +25.00% 8
North East +6 4 £300 -29.41% 6
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 366 (43.16%) Python
2 284 (33.49%) Data Science
3 278 (32.78%) Data Structures
4 270 (31.84%) Java
5 268 (31.60%) Finance
6 267 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
7 266 (31.37%) Machine Learning
8 245 (28.89%) Computer Science
9 226 (26.65%) SQL
10 194 (22.88%) Analytics
11 190 (22.41%) Degree
12 186 (21.93%) OO
13 169 (19.93%) JavaScript
14 157 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
15 156 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
16 155 (18.28%) Hadoop
17 152 (17.92%) Mathematics
18 150 (17.69%) Git (software)
19 149 (17.57%) Big Data
20 141 (16.63%) TDD
20 141 (16.63%) Linux
21 139 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
21 139 (16.39%) Apache Spark
22 132 (15.57%) HTML
23 125 (14.74%) C++
24 120 (14.15%) Scala
25 117 (13.80%) C#
26 114 (13.44%) OOD
26 114 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
27 108 (12.74%) Artificial Intelligence

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
1 139 (16.39%) Apache Spark
2 42 (4.95%) Elasticsearch
3 34 (4.01%) SAS
4 32 (3.77%) Apache
5 20 (2.36%) Apache Solr
6 17 (2.00%) Confluence
7 10 (1.18%) IIS
7 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.06%) Apache Pig
8 9 (1.06%) nginx
9 8 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (0.94%) Apache Airflow
9 8 (0.94%) WordPress
10 7 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.71%) IPython
12 4 (0.47%) CMS
12 4 (0.47%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.35%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.06%) Simulink
3 5 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.47%) InVision
4 4 (0.47%) SPSS
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Eloqua
1 8 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.47%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 139 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (5.07%) GitHub
4 37 (4.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.48%) Heroku
6 19 (2.24%) Amazon S3
6 19 (2.24%) Google Analytics
7 13 (1.53%) Amazon EMR
8 12 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.06%) BrowserStack
9 9 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
10 7 (0.83%) Office 365
11 6 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
11 6 (0.71%) PaaS
12 5 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.47%) NuGet
13 4 (0.47%) SaaS
13 4 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.83%) HTTP
2 16 (1.89%) Kerberos
3 13 (1.53%) HTTPS
3 13 (1.53%) Internet
4 12 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.06%) 3GPP
5 9 (1.06%) 5G
5 9 (1.06%) GSM
5 9 (1.06%) LTE
5 9 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
5 9 (1.06%) UMTS
6 8 (0.94%) VoLTE
7 7 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
7 7 (0.83%) SSL
8 6 (0.71%) Firewall
8 6 (0.71%) VPN
8 6 (0.71%) Wireless
9 5 (0.59%) SMTP
10 4 (0.47%) Intranet
10 4 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (18.28%) Hadoop
2 149 (17.57%) Big Data
3 91 (10.73%) SQL Server
4 88 (10.38%) NoSQL
5 85 (10.02%) Relational Database
6 55 (6.49%) MongoDB
7 51 (6.01%) Data Mining
8 50 (5.90%) Apache Hive
9 42 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 40 (4.72%) HBase
11 39 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
12 33 (3.89%) Power BI
13 31 (3.66%) RDBMS
14 25 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
14 25 (2.95%) MySQL
15 17 (2.00%) Spotfire
15 17 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (1.89%) Data Lake
17 14 (1.65%) Neo4j
18 13 (1.53%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 150 (17.69%) Git (software)
2 43 (5.07%) Selenium
3 39 (4.60%) JIRA
3 39 (4.60%) webpack
4 38 (4.48%) Jenkins
5 24 (2.83%) Cucumber
5 24 (2.83%) PostCSS
5 24 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (2.24%) PhantomJS
6 19 (2.24%) Visual Studio
7 18 (2.12%) JUnit
8 16 (1.89%) Maven
9 13 (1.53%) Jasmine
10 12 (1.42%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.18%) Grunt
11 10 (1.18%) gulp
11 10 (1.18%) MSTest
11 10 (1.18%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.06%) JBehave
12 9 (1.06%) Mocha
General
1 268 (31.60%) Finance
2 78 (9.20%) Banking
3 66 (7.78%) Front Office
4 47 (5.54%) Marketing
5 37 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 29 (3.42%) Games
7 23 (2.71%) Retail
8 16 (1.89%) Investment Banking
9 12 (1.42%) Legal
10 10 (1.18%) Back Office
11 7 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.71%) Electronics
13 4 (0.47%) Advertising
13 4 (0.47%) Automotive
13 4 (0.47%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.35%) Law
15 2 (0.24%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.24%) French Language
15 2 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 462 (54.48%) Developer
2 138 (16.27%) Java Developer
3 115 (13.56%) Data Scientist
4 69 (8.14%) Python Developer
5 61 (7.19%) React Developer
6 57 (6.72%) Data Engineer
7 49 (5.78%) C# Developer
8 46 (5.42%) Senior Developer
9 42 (4.95%) Analyst
10 37 (4.36%) Software Engineer
11 34 (4.01%) Python Engineer
12 33 (3.89%) JavaScript Developer
13 30 (3.54%) Big Data Engineer
14 28 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 27 (3.18%) Front Office Developer
16 23 (2.71%) Software Developer
17 20 (2.36%) Consultant
17 20 (2.36%) Digital Developer
18 19 (2.24%) Agile Developer
19 18 (2.12%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (15.57%) HTML
2 101 (11.91%) CSS
3 92 (10.85%) REST
4 88 (10.38%) .NET
5 80 (9.43%) Redux
6 79 (9.32%) Kafka
7 74 (8.73%) AngularJS
8 58 (6.84%) Spring
9 55 (6.49%) React
10 53 (6.25%) TensorFlow
11 51 (6.01%) Natural Language Processing
12 49 (5.78%) HTML5
13 47 (5.54%) Node.js
13 47 (5.54%) Web Services
14 39 (4.60%) RESTful
15 35 (4.13%) Chai
15 35 (4.13%) NumPy
15 35 (4.13%) Pandas
16 29 (3.42%) Keras
17 28 (3.30%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 278 (32.78%) Data Structures
2 245 (28.89%) Computer Science
3 157 (18.51%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (7.55%) User Experience
5 40 (4.72%) Fintech
6 29 (3.42%) Mobile App
7 28 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
8 25 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 24 (2.83%) Hedge funds
10 20 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
11 17 (2.00%) Cloud Native
11 17 (2.00%) Derivative
12 16 (1.89%) HoloLens
13 15 (1.77%) Equities
13 15 (1.77%) Management Information System
14 14 (1.65%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.42%) NHS
16 10 (1.18%) Client/Server
17 8 (0.94%) Reference Data
17 8 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (16.63%) Linux
2 67 (7.90%) Unix
3 29 (3.42%) Windows
4 26 (3.07%) Android
5 25 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.59%) CentOS
6 5 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.35%) DC/OS
8 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (33.49%) Data Science
2 267 (31.49%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (31.37%) Machine Learning
4 194 (22.88%) Analytics
5 186 (21.93%) OO
6 156 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
7 152 (17.92%) Mathematics
8 141 (16.63%) TDD
9 114 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
9 114 (13.44%) OOD
10 108 (12.74%) Artificial Intelligence
11 105 (12.38%) Software Engineering
12 96 (11.32%) OOP
13 93 (10.97%) Visualisation
14 90 (10.61%) Test Automation
15 87 (10.26%) Scrum
16 85 (10.02%) Multithreading
17 84 (9.91%) Deep Learning
18 75 (8.84%) DevOps
18 75 (8.84%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 366 (43.16%) Python
2 270 (31.84%) Java
3 226 (26.65%) SQL
4 169 (19.93%) JavaScript
5 125 (14.74%) C++
6 120 (14.15%) Scala
7 117 (13.80%) C#
8 90 (10.61%) R
9 56 (6.60%) MATLAB
10 53 (6.25%) C
11 47 (5.54%) TypeScript
12 42 (4.95%) Java 8
13 37 (4.36%) ES6
14 35 (4.13%) Go
15 27 (3.18%) PHP
16 21 (2.48%) Apple Swift
17 20 (2.36%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.89%) Rust
19 15 (1.77%) Perl
20 13 (1.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (22.41%) Degree
2 75 (8.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 59 (6.96%) Master's Degree
4 57 (6.72%) PhD
5 28 (3.30%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.24%) SC Cleared
7 10 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.59%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.47%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.24%) CISA
11 2 (0.24%) CISM
11 2 (0.24%) CISSP
12 1 (0.12%) CCSP
12 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.12%) GIAC
12 1 (0.12%) MBA
12 1 (0.12%) MCSA
12 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.31%) QA
2 23 (2.71%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.71%) GDPR
4 5 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.35%) MISRA
6 2 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.24%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) HL7
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 98 (11.56%) Docker
2 30 (3.54%) HDFS
3 25 (2.95%) Apache Flume
4 7 (0.83%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.47%) KVM
5 4 (0.47%) LXC
6 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) etcd
8 1 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 22 (2.59%) Ansible
3 17 (2.00%) Terraform
4 7 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.59%) Puppet
6 4 (0.47%) Oozie
6 4 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.35%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.35%) Mesos
8 2 (0.24%) Control-M
8 2 (0.24%) SELinux
8 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.12%) collectd
9 1 (0.12%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.12%) Marathon
9 1 (0.12%) Packer
9 1 (0.12%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.12%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) StatsD
Vendors
1 68 (8.02%) Google
2 58 (6.84%) Oracle
3 50 (5.90%) Microsoft
4 28 (3.30%) Tableau
5 24 (2.83%) Alteryx
6 22 (2.59%) Twitter
7 19 (2.24%) Hortonworks
8 15 (1.77%) Talend
9 13 (1.53%) Informatica
9 13 (1.53%) SAP
10 11 (1.30%) Databricks
10 11 (1.30%) MapR
10 11 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.18%) Adobe
12 9 (1.06%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 9 (1.06%) Perfecto Mobile
13 8 (0.94%) Actix
13 8 (0.94%) Huawei
13 8 (0.94%) Mapinfo
13 8 (0.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud