Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 307 331 431
Rank change year-on-year +24 +100 +3
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 738 619 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.80% 0.70% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.38% 2.12% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 455 332
England median daily rate £550 £535 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +10.54% +1.89%
10th Percentile £390 £320 £288
90th Percentile £688 £738 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £535 £475
% change year-on-year +2.80% +12.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 19
England median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £8.00 £29.80 £33.29
90th Percentile £57.50 £64.75 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +7.14%

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 31,046 29,195 32,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.57% 32.86% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,993 19,188 21,428
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1,035 1,233
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +17 550 £575 +2.22% 278
South East -16 62 £450 +33.33% 90
North of England +30 47 £425 +6.25% 33
East of England -18 34 £538 -2.27% 79
Yorkshire +3 27 £410 +2.50% 8
Midlands +25 25 £450 - 19
West Midlands +17 18 £425 -5.50% 11
South West +9 16 £400 -21.95% 44
North West +13 14 £434 -3.61% 22
East Midlands +4 7 £560 +37.42% 8
North East - 6 £425 - 3
Algorithms
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 305 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (38.75%) Java
3 273 (36.99%) Python
4 250 (33.88%) SQL
5 212 (28.73%) OO
6 194 (26.29%) Machine Learning
7 191 (25.88%) Data Structures
7 191 (25.88%) Data Science
8 162 (21.95%) TDD
9 153 (20.73%) Apache Spark
10 145 (19.65%) Computer Science
11 144 (19.51%) Finance
12 143 (19.38%) C#
13 139 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
14 136 (18.43%) Linux
14 136 (18.43%) Software Engineering
15 132 (17.89%) Degree
16 123 (16.67%) .NET
16 123 (16.67%) Big Data
17 122 (16.53%) Hadoop
18 121 (16.40%) Scala
19 117 (15.85%) JavaScript
20 115 (15.58%) Mathematics
21 105 (14.23%) R
22 102 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
23 99 (13.41%) C++
24 98 (13.28%) Git (software)
24 98 (13.28%) NoSQL
25 97 (13.14%) Analytics
25 97 (13.14%) Amazon AWS

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
1 153 (20.73%) Apache Spark
2 33 (4.47%) Apache
3 31 (4.20%) Apache Pig
4 26 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
5 21 (2.85%) Apache Solr
6 18 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.30%) Confluence
8 13 (1.76%) SAS
9 6 (0.81%) Hyperledger
10 5 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.54%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.27%) IIS
12 2 (0.27%) IPython
12 2 (0.27%) JBoss
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
13 1 (0.14%) GemFire
13 1 (0.14%) Tornado
13 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.95%) SPSS
4 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.41%) Simulink
6 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
2 3 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.27%) MetaTrader
4 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
4 1 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 97 (13.14%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.25%) GitHub
4 16 (2.17%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.63%) Algolia
6 11 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (1.36%) Heroku
8 7 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.81%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.68%) SaaS
11 3 (0.41%) PaaS
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.14%) Dialogflow
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.79%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.44%) Kerberos
3 12 (1.63%) Internet
4 8 (1.08%) HTTP
4 8 (1.08%) Wireless
5 7 (0.95%) IPsec
5 7 (0.95%) Network Security
5 7 (0.95%) SSL
6 6 (0.81%) 3GPP
6 6 (0.81%) LTE
7 4 (0.54%) Firewall
8 3 (0.41%) DNS
8 3 (0.41%) VPN
9 2 (0.27%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.27%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.27%) snoop
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (16.67%) Big Data
2 122 (16.53%) Hadoop
3 98 (13.28%) NoSQL
4 95 (12.87%) SQL Server
5 51 (6.91%) MongoDB
6 44 (5.96%) Apache Hive
6 44 (5.96%) HBase
7 39 (5.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 31 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
9 25 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.39%) Relational Database
10 21 (2.85%) Data Mining
10 21 (2.85%) MySQL
11 20 (2.71%) KDB
12 14 (1.90%) Redis
13 13 (1.76%) Blockchain
13 13 (1.76%) Neo4j
14 12 (1.63%) Geospatial Data
15 11 (1.49%) Power BI
16 10 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (13.28%) Git (software)
2 55 (7.45%) Subversion
3 47 (6.37%) JIRA
4 38 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 29 (3.93%) Mercurial
6 25 (3.39%) Maven
7 19 (2.57%) Visual Studio
7 19 (2.57%) webpack
8 18 (2.44%) JUnit
9 16 (2.17%) Grunt
9 16 (2.17%) gulp
9 16 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.63%) IntelliJ
11 11 (1.49%) Jasmine
11 11 (1.49%) TestNG
12 10 (1.36%) PostCSS
13 9 (1.22%) PhantomJS
14 8 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.81%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.68%) GitLab
General
1 144 (19.51%) Finance
2 91 (12.33%) Front Office
3 69 (9.35%) Banking
4 54 (7.32%) Retail
5 48 (6.50%) Marketing
6 32 (4.34%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.57%) Electronics
8 17 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.03%) Games
10 12 (1.63%) Publishing
11 11 (1.49%) Automotive
12 8 (1.08%) Advertising
13 7 (0.95%) Back Office
13 7 (0.95%) Military
14 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.68%) Law
14 5 (0.68%) Legal
15 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.41%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 404 (54.74%) Developer
2 126 (17.07%) Java Developer
3 101 (13.69%) Data Scientist
4 92 (12.47%) C# Developer
5 51 (6.91%) Software Engineer
6 43 (5.83%) Agile Developer
6 43 (5.83%) Data Engineer
7 42 (5.69%) Senior Developer
8 40 (5.42%) Scala Developer
9 38 (5.15%) Python Developer
10 36 (4.88%) Analyst
11 27 (3.66%) .NET Developer
11 27 (3.66%) Architect
12 26 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
13 25 (3.39%) Agile C# Developer
14 24 (3.25%) Big Data Engineer
15 22 (2.98%) Machine Learning Scientist
16 21 (2.85%) SQL Developer
17 20 (2.71%) Big Data Developer
18 19 (2.57%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (16.67%) .NET
2 88 (11.92%) HTML
3 76 (10.30%) REST
4 74 (10.03%) Web Services
5 71 (9.62%) Spring
6 68 (9.21%) Kafka
7 61 (8.27%) CSS
8 59 (7.99%) AngularJS
9 54 (7.32%) HTML5
10 52 (7.05%) React
11 48 (6.50%) XML
12 38 (5.15%) TensorFlow
13 34 (4.61%) Node.js
14 30 (4.07%) ASP.NET
14 30 (4.07%) RESTful
15 29 (3.93%) Spring Boot
16 27 (3.66%) JSON
16 27 (3.66%) Pandas
17 26 (3.52%) WPF
18 25 (3.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 191 (25.88%) Data Structures
2 145 (19.65%) Computer Science
3 139 (18.83%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 37 (5.01%) User Experience
6 25 (3.39%) Fintech
6 25 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (3.25%) Hedge funds
8 21 (2.85%) Derivative
9 20 (2.71%) PKI
10 17 (2.30%) Grid Computing
11 16 (2.17%) CUDA
12 15 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.90%) Blog
13 14 (1.90%) Equities
14 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 8 (1.08%) Data Centre
15 8 (1.08%) VWAP
16 7 (0.95%) Minimum Viable Product
16 7 (0.95%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 136 (18.43%) Linux
2 64 (8.67%) Unix
3 32 (4.34%) Windows
4 9 (1.22%) CentOS
5 6 (0.81%) Android
6 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.41%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (28.73%) OO
3 194 (26.29%) Machine Learning
4 191 (25.88%) Data Science
5 162 (21.95%) TDD
6 136 (18.43%) Software Engineering
7 115 (15.58%) Mathematics
8 102 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
9 97 (13.14%) Analytics
10 94 (12.74%) Multithreading
10 94 (12.74%) OOP
11 68 (9.21%) Scrum
12 65 (8.81%) OOD
13 63 (8.54%) Open Source
14 58 (7.86%) DevOps
15 55 (7.45%) Test Automation
16 52 (7.05%) Microservices
17 51 (6.91%) SDLC
18 50 (6.78%) E-Commerce
19 49 (6.64%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 286 (38.75%) Java
2 273 (36.99%) Python
3 250 (33.88%) SQL
4 143 (19.38%) C#
5 121 (16.40%) Scala
6 117 (15.85%) JavaScript
7 105 (14.23%) R
8 99 (13.41%) C++
9 48 (6.50%) C
10 38 (5.15%) MATLAB
11 34 (4.61%) T-SQL
12 24 (3.25%) Perl
13 18 (2.44%) ES6
14 15 (2.03%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.76%) GraphQL
16 9 (1.22%) Embedded C
17 8 (1.08%) Embedded C++
18 5 (0.68%) Groovy
18 5 (0.68%) Ruby
19 4 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 132 (17.89%) Degree
2 46 (6.23%) PhD
3 38 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.47%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.57%) Master's Degree
6 19 (2.57%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (1.49%) CISSP
8 6 (0.81%) CISM
9 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.27%) OSCP
10 2 (0.27%) SANS
11 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.14%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.71%) QA
2 15 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (1.76%) COBIT
4 12 (1.63%) GDPR
5 11 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.68%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.27%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) AQAP
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 73 (9.89%) Docker
2 27 (3.66%) HDFS
3 20 (2.71%) Apache Flume
4 10 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (0.95%) etcd
5 7 (0.95%) Varnish
6 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.27%) IAG
6 2 (0.27%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.14%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
7 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.76%) Ansible
2 13 (1.76%) Terraform
3 11 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.22%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.95%) Consul
5 7 (0.95%) Puppet
6 6 (0.81%) Kibana
6 6 (0.81%) logstash
7 4 (0.54%) Oozie
8 3 (0.41%) Mesos
8 3 (0.41%) SELinux
9 2 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 31 (4.20%) Google
2 29 (3.93%) Microsoft
2 29 (3.93%) Oracle
3 19 (2.57%) Tableau
4 18 (2.44%) MapR
5 13 (1.76%) Splunk
6 10 (1.36%) Hortonworks
6 10 (1.36%) Twitter
7 7 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (0.95%) Talend
8 6 (0.81%) Alteryx
9 5 (0.68%) Fidessa
9 5 (0.68%) Gemalto
9 5 (0.68%) HP
9 5 (0.68%) Thales
10 4 (0.54%) IBM
10 4 (0.54%) Teradata
11 3 (0.41%) Cloudera
11 3 (0.41%) Solace
11 3 (0.41%) Typemock