Period
to 22 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 22 July 2019 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.

Analytical Skills
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,783 5,842 5,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.69% 6.20% 6.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.50% 18.95% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,908 3,671 3,559
England median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 204 154
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +21.62%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.86 £11.90
90th Percentile £51.48 £43.53 £47.27
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.22 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.77% -19.02% +18.33%

Analytical Skills 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 27,338 30,835 29,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.50% 32.72% 33.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,802 20,096 19,096
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £640
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 955 991 1,016
England median hourly rate £20.86 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £11.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -1.26%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the England region over the 6 months to 22 July 2019. 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 0 2,326 £480 -1.54% 578
South East -5 922 £425 - 320
North of England -11 552 £400 -2.74% 363
South West -5 365 £435 +2.35% 149
Midlands -6 347 £400 +6.67% 225
North West -8 279 £425 +6.25% 178
East of England 0 246 £413 +3.13% 166
West Midlands -3 213 £420 +12.00% 142
Yorkshire -16 204 £375 -11.76% 141
East Midlands -15 122 £375 - 82
North East -16 71 £408 -4.12% 44
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills 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 Analytical Skills.

1 1,759 (36.78%) Problem-Solving
2 1,458 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 1,209 (25.28%) Finance
4 1,089 (22.77%) SQL
5 905 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 710 (14.84%) Analytics
7 691 (14.45%) Degree
8 586 (12.25%) Microsoft Excel
9 551 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
10 506 (10.58%) Project Management
11 491 (10.27%) Windows
12 470 (9.83%) Python
13 460 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 446 (9.32%) Scrum
15 429 (8.97%) Java
16 416 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 410 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
18 408 (8.53%) Security Cleared
19 405 (8.47%) Oracle
20 395 (8.26%) ITIL
21 387 (8.09%) SQL Server
21 387 (8.09%) DevOps
22 375 (7.84%) Decision-Making
23 374 (7.82%) JavaScript
24 340 (7.11%) Data Analysis
25 330 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
26 326 (6.82%) Migration
27 325 (6.79%) Banking
27 325 (6.79%) Data Modelling
28 324 (6.77%) JIRA

Analytical Skills
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
1 172 (3.60%) SharePoint
2 130 (2.72%) Confluence
3 121 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 119 (2.49%) SAS
5 51 (1.07%) IIS
6 49 (1.02%) CMS
7 46 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 42 (0.88%) Apache
9 40 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 31 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 30 (0.63%) JBoss
12 27 (0.56%) WebLogic
13 23 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 17 (0.36%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
18 12 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 11 (0.23%) Drupal
19 11 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 586 (12.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 410 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 260 (5.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 135 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 95 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 53 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.52%) Sketch
8 24 (0.50%) SPSS
9 11 (0.23%) CATIA
9 11 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 11 (0.23%) PTC Creo
10 9 (0.19%) Stata
10 9 (0.19%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.13%) InVision
13 5 (0.10%) Simulink
14 4 (0.084%) Figma
15 3 (0.063%) Stateflow
15 3 (0.063%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 49 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.40%) BASE24
4 19 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 18 (0.38%) SAP HCM
6 17 (0.36%) SAP ERP
7 16 (0.33%) SAP FI
7 16 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 16 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 14 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 14 (0.29%) Workday HCM
9 13 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 13 (0.27%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
10 12 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 10 (0.21%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 460 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 306 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 270 (5.64%) Power Platform
4 190 (3.97%) Office 365
5 111 (2.32%) SaaS
6 86 (1.80%) PaaS
7 69 (1.44%) Amazon S3
8 64 (1.34%) Serverless
9 63 (1.32%) GitHub
9 63 (1.32%) Google Analytics
10 62 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 56 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 42 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
12 42 (0.88%) IaaS
13 40 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 36 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
15 33 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
17 30 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
18 28 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.53%) Firewall
2 81 (1.69%) VPN
3 79 (1.65%) DNS
4 62 (1.30%) WAN
5 61 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 57 (1.19%) DHCP
6 57 (1.19%) LAN
7 53 (1.11%) Internet
8 52 (1.09%) Skype
9 51 (1.07%) Wireless
10 43 (0.90%) HTTP
11 32 (0.67%) Network Security
11 32 (0.67%) SSL
12 28 (0.59%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (0.52%) MPLS
13 25 (0.52%) VLAN
13 25 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (0.48%) SAN
15 20 (0.42%) VoIP
16 19 (0.40%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 387 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 284 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
3 278 (5.81%) Big Data
4 265 (5.54%) Power BI
5 160 (3.35%) Relational Database
6 146 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 145 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 102 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 99 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 94 (1.97%) MySQL
11 91 (1.90%) Oracle Database
12 78 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
13 75 (1.57%) MongoDB
14 69 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 66 (1.38%) Data Mining
16 65 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
17 64 (1.34%) Data Lake
18 62 (1.30%) QlikView
19 52 (1.09%) Apache Hive
20 48 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 324 (6.77%) JIRA
2 255 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 213 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 128 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 125 (2.61%) Selenium
6 74 (1.55%) Cucumber
6 74 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 59 (1.23%) Maven
8 54 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (0.98%) TeamCity
10 46 (0.96%) SpecFlow
11 44 (0.92%) JUnit
12 35 (0.73%) JMeter
12 35 (0.73%) SoapUI
12 35 (0.73%) WebDriver
13 28 (0.59%) Subversion
14 25 (0.52%) Eclipse
15 24 (0.50%) Bitbucket
16 22 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
16 22 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 1,209 (25.28%) Finance
2 325 (6.79%) Banking
3 250 (5.23%) Marketing
4 224 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 212 (4.43%) Retail
6 144 (3.01%) Legal
7 88 (1.84%) Front Office
8 86 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 81 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 73 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 66 (1.38%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.00%) Electronics
13 47 (0.98%) Games
14 42 (0.88%) Law
14 42 (0.88%) Publishing
15 41 (0.86%) Advertising
16 40 (0.84%) Back Office
17 30 (0.63%) Billing
18 24 (0.50%) Military
19 21 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,289 (26.95%) Analyst
2 771 (16.12%) Developer
3 464 (9.70%) Business Analyst
4 364 (7.61%) Architect
5 289 (6.04%) Data Analyst
6 205 (4.29%) Consultant
7 183 (3.83%) Project Manager
8 117 (2.45%) Java Developer
9 114 (2.38%) Data Engineer
10 98 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
11 95 (1.99%) Tester
12 94 (1.97%) SQL Developer
13 90 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
14 88 (1.84%) Data Scientist
15 82 (1.71%) Administrator
16 81 (1.69%) IT Analyst
17 79 (1.65%) Support Engineer
18 73 (1.53%) Senior Developer
19 71 (1.48%) SQL Analyst
19 71 (1.48%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (6.42%) HTML
2 279 (5.83%) .NET
3 259 (5.42%) CSS
4 185 (3.87%) Web Services
5 181 (3.78%) AngularJS
6 168 (3.51%) XML
7 143 (2.99%) REST
8 138 (2.89%) React
9 131 (2.74%) HTML5
10 105 (2.20%) Spring
11 102 (2.13%) JSON
12 97 (2.03%) RESTful
13 94 (1.97%) SOAP
14 90 (1.88%) Middleware
15 89 (1.86%) Kafka
15 89 (1.86%) Node.js
16 86 (1.80%) ASP.NET
17 83 (1.74%) CSS3
18 66 (1.38%) jQuery
19 62 (1.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 330 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
2 309 (6.46%) User Experience
3 260 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 125 (2.61%) Algorithms
5 94 (1.97%) Data Structures
6 91 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 84 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 79 (1.65%) Analytical Mindset
9 69 (1.44%) Virtual Team
10 61 (1.28%) NHS
11 59 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 48 (1.00%) PKI
13 47 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
14 46 (0.96%) Clustering
15 41 (0.86%) Equities
16 37 (0.77%) Cloud Native
16 37 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 36 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
18 35 (0.73%) Replication
19 33 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 491 (10.27%) Windows
2 307 (6.42%) Linux
3 201 (4.20%) Unix
4 158 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 147 (3.07%) Windows 10
6 85 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 78 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (1.17%) Android
9 54 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (0.94%) Apple iOS
11 44 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.65%) Solaris
13 28 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 13 (0.27%) AIX
15 13 (0.27%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.21%) CentOS
17 9 (0.19%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.17%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,759 (36.78%) Problem-Solving
2 1,458 (30.48%) Agile Software Development
3 710 (14.84%) Analytics
4 551 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
5 506 (10.58%) Project Management
6 446 (9.32%) Scrum
7 416 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 395 (8.26%) ITIL
9 387 (8.09%) DevOps
10 375 (7.84%) Decision-Making
11 340 (7.11%) Data Analysis
12 326 (6.82%) Migration
13 325 (6.79%) Data Modelling
14 310 (6.48%) Computer Science
15 300 (6.27%) SDLC
16 276 (5.77%) Visualisation
17 273 (5.71%) Business Analysis
18 270 (5.64%) Test Automation
19 260 (5.44%) ETL
20 259 (5.42%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,089 (22.77%) SQL
2 470 (9.83%) Python
3 429 (8.97%) Java
4 374 (7.82%) JavaScript
5 283 (5.92%) C#
6 172 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 128 (2.68%) R
8 109 (2.28%) T-SQL
9 102 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 98 (2.05%) C++
11 96 (2.01%) C
12 87 (1.82%) TypeScript
13 74 (1.55%) Bash Shell
14 70 (1.46%) VBA
15 63 (1.32%) Perl
16 62 (1.30%) Shell Script
17 43 (0.90%) VB
18 38 (0.79%) Java 8
18 38 (0.79%) Scala
19 36 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 691 (14.45%) Degree
2 408 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 247 (5.16%) SC Cleared
4 116 (2.43%) DV Cleared
5 98 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 76 (1.59%) CISSP
7 74 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (1.46%) ISEB
9 67 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
10 60 (1.25%) Master's Degree
11 59 (1.23%) ISTQB
12 56 (1.17%) MCSE
13 46 (0.96%) PMI Certification
14 45 (0.94%) CISM
14 45 (0.94%) PhD
15 44 (0.92%) CCNA
15 44 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (0.90%) MCSA
17 39 (0.82%) CISA
18 35 (0.73%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (4.60%) QA
2 155 (3.24%) SLA
3 151 (3.16%) Data Quality
4 125 (2.61%) PMO
5 54 (1.13%) GDPR
6 47 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 44 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 24 (0.50%) JSP 440
9 24 (0.50%) NIST
10 19 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 15 (0.31%) SEPA
12 13 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
13 12 (0.25%) IFRS
14 11 (0.23%) GxP
15 10 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
15 10 (0.21%) ITGC
16 8 (0.17%) COBIT
16 8 (0.17%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 300 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 142 (2.97%) Docker
3 84 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 40 (0.84%) XenApp
6 36 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 36 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 27 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 24 (0.50%) vSphere
10 21 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
11 20 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.13%) Firmware
14 6 (0.13%) HDFS
15 5 (0.10%) OpenAM
15 5 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 93 (1.94%) SCCM
2 70 (1.46%) Ansible
3 69 (1.44%) Kubernetes
4 45 (0.94%) Terraform
5 39 (0.82%) SCOM
6 37 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
8 33 (0.69%) Puppet
9 28 (0.59%) Control-M
10 17 (0.36%) Netcool
11 16 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 15 (0.31%) AirWatch
12 15 (0.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 15 (0.31%) HP ALM
12 15 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.31%) WSUS
13 14 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 12 (0.25%) Nagios
15 11 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (0.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 905 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 405 (8.47%) Oracle
3 296 (6.19%) SAP
4 243 (5.08%) Tableau
5 134 (2.80%) VMware
6 126 (2.63%) Google
7 121 (2.53%) IBM
8 110 (2.30%) HP
9 109 (2.28%) Cisco
9 109 (2.28%) Citrix
10 97 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 69 (1.44%) Adobe
12 62 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
13 53 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.11%) Workday
14 49 (1.02%) Splunk
15 46 (0.96%) Atlassian
15 46 (0.96%) Dell
16 45 (0.94%) Alteryx
17 43 (0.90%) Informatica