Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1,577 4,242 5,657
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.69% 5.51% 6.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.43% 17.51% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 2,579 3,634
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £250
90th Percentile £649 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 189 196
Median hourly rate £32.81 £22.50 £18.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +24.90% -8.66%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.18 £12.45
90th Percentile £44.95 £50.60 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.20% +20.32% -6.50%

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 9,597 24,221 30,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.60% 31.47% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,201 15,590 20,272
Median daily rate £481 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £265 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 937 948
Median hourly rate £34.13 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.72% +7.50% +0.91%
10th Percentile £12.66 £11.45 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.60 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.68% +10.00% -

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +1 866 £500 - 252
South East -3 203 £413 -5.71% 123
North of England -11 147 £394 -1.63% 111
Midlands +10 120 £410 -0.61% 99
East of England +19 98 £375 -6.25% 62
South West -1 96 £468 +4.18% 63
North West -5 87 £375 -10.71% 66
West Midlands +8 84 £413 +3.13% 56
Yorkshire -7 44 £417 +11.07% 35
East Midlands +3 36 £360 -16.76% 42
North East 0 17 £423 -0.59% 10
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 560 (35.51%) Problem-Solving
2 500 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 365 (23.15%) Finance
4 321 (20.36%) SQL
5 275 (17.44%) Microsoft
6 257 (16.30%) Security Cleared
7 237 (15.03%) Python
8 226 (14.33%) SC Cleared
9 222 (14.08%) Degree
10 215 (13.63%) Analytics
11 203 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
12 177 (11.22%) Azure
13 168 (10.65%) Scrum
14 164 (10.40%) Project Management
15 163 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 161 (10.21%) Java
17 158 (10.02%) Linux
18 155 (9.83%) Windows
19 153 (9.70%) Decision-Making
20 150 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
21 145 (9.19%) Public Sector
22 140 (8.88%) DevOps
23 135 (8.56%) AWS
24 132 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
25 131 (8.31%) Data Modelling
26 130 (8.24%) Banking
27 127 (8.05%) Oracle
28 123 (7.80%) Computer Science
29 120 (7.61%) SQL Server
30 119 (7.55%) Management Information System

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 53 (3.36%) Confluence
2 50 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 47 (2.98%) Apache Spark
4 29 (1.84%) Apache
5 21 (1.33%) SAS
6 18 (1.14%) IIS
6 18 (1.14%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.89%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.63%) CMS
9 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (0.63%) JBoss
9 10 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.51%) Appian
10 8 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.32%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.32%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 150 (9.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.19%) Simulink
7 3 (0.19%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) Sketch
8 2 (0.13%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.063%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.063%) InVision
9 1 (0.063%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.063%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.063%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.063%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.063%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 20 (1.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 12 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 9 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.44%) BASE24
6 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.38%) Primavera
7 5 (0.32%) Maximo
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 177 (11.22%) Azure
2 135 (8.56%) AWS
3 101 (6.40%) Power Platform
4 63 (3.99%) Office 365
5 36 (2.28%) SaaS
6 34 (2.16%) PaaS
7 30 (1.90%) GCP
8 27 (1.71%) Google Analytics
9 18 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (0.89%) Serverless
12 13 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.76%) PowerApps
14 11 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 11 (0.70%) GitHub
14 11 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
15 10 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 9 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.17%) Firewall
2 48 (3.04%) DHCP
3 45 (2.85%) TCP/IP
4 37 (2.35%) DNS
5 24 (1.52%) IPv4
6 22 (1.40%) HTTP
7 18 (1.14%) Internet
7 18 (1.14%) IPv6
8 17 (1.08%) Skype
9 16 (1.01%) Network Security
9 16 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.95%) VPN
11 14 (0.89%) SAN
12 12 (0.76%) 5G
12 12 (0.76%) SSL
13 11 (0.70%) 3G
13 11 (0.70%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (0.63%) LAN
14 10 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 98 (6.21%) Power BI
3 88 (5.58%) Big Data
4 85 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
5 73 (4.63%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.47%) Tableau
7 35 (2.22%) Data Mining
7 35 (2.22%) Hadoop
8 33 (2.09%) MySQL
8 33 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (2.03%) NoSQL
10 27 (1.71%) Data Lake
11 24 (1.52%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.46%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.33%) QlikView
14 18 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.08%) MongoDB
16 15 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 97 (6.15%) JIRA
2 93 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 72 (4.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (1.59%) JMeter
5 24 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 24 (1.52%) eggPlant
6 22 (1.40%) Selenium
7 18 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 16 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 14 (0.89%) NeoLoad
10 12 (0.76%) LoadUI
10 12 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.63%) Maven
13 9 (0.57%) Postman
14 8 (0.51%) LoadRunner
14 8 (0.51%) Visual Studio
15 7 (0.44%) GitLab
15 7 (0.44%) Subversion
16 6 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 365 (23.15%) Finance
2 145 (9.19%) Public Sector
3 130 (8.24%) Banking
4 89 (5.64%) Marketing
5 69 (4.38%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.98%) Investment Banking
7 45 (2.85%) Front Office
7 45 (2.85%) Legal
7 45 (2.85%) Manufacturing
8 40 (2.54%) Retail
9 27 (1.71%) Electronics
10 18 (1.14%) Advertising
11 16 (1.01%) Local Government
12 15 (0.95%) Law
13 14 (0.89%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 13 (0.82%) French Language
15 12 (0.76%) German Language
16 10 (0.63%) Back Office
16 10 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 380 (24.10%) Analyst
2 257 (16.30%) Developer
3 145 (9.19%) Business Analyst
4 99 (6.28%) Architect
5 76 (4.82%) Consultant
5 76 (4.82%) Data Analyst
6 44 (2.79%) Java Developer
7 43 (2.73%) Project Manager
8 40 (2.54%) Data Engineer
8 40 (2.54%) Data Scientist
9 32 (2.03%) Senior Developer
10 31 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 28 (1.78%) Operations Engineer
11 28 (1.78%) Security Engineer
11 28 (1.78%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (1.65%) Administrator
12 26 (1.65%) Senior Analyst
13 24 (1.52%) Digital Analyst
13 24 (1.52%) IT Analyst
14 23 (1.46%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.20%) HTML
2 77 (4.88%) Web Services
3 73 (4.63%) .NET
4 46 (2.92%) REST
5 44 (2.79%) CSS
6 42 (2.66%) AngularJS
6 42 (2.66%) Kafka
7 40 (2.54%) Node.js
8 39 (2.47%) XML
9 34 (2.16%) React
10 32 (2.03%) HTML5
11 30 (1.90%) Middleware
12 26 (1.65%) JSON
13 25 (1.59%) Spring
14 24 (1.52%) Pandas
15 23 (1.46%) jQuery
16 22 (1.40%) scikit-learn
17 21 (1.33%) NumPy
17 21 (1.33%) POSIX
18 20 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.55%) Management Information System
2 75 (4.76%) User Experience
3 74 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (3.61%) Analytical Mindset
5 46 (2.92%) Data Structures
6 42 (2.66%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.54%) Data Centre
8 38 (2.41%) NHS
9 27 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.52%) FMCG
11 22 (1.40%) Derivative
12 21 (1.33%) Device Driver
13 19 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (1.08%) Cloud Native
14 17 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
15 15 (0.95%) Credit Risk
15 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 158 (10.02%) Linux
2 155 (9.83%) Windows
3 74 (4.69%) Unix
4 41 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.65%) Android
7 24 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 16 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
11 7 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.38%) CentOS
12 6 (0.38%) Solaris
13 5 (0.32%) AIX
13 5 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.19%) zOS
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 560 (35.51%) Problem-Solving
2 500 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (13.63%) Analytics
4 203 (12.87%) Business Intelligence
5 168 (10.65%) Scrum
6 164 (10.40%) Project Management
7 163 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 153 (9.70%) Decision-Making
9 140 (8.88%) DevOps
10 131 (8.31%) Data Modelling
11 123 (7.80%) Computer Science
12 115 (7.29%) ITIL
13 114 (7.23%) Business Analysis
14 112 (7.10%) Project Delivery
15 103 (6.53%) Migration
16 102 (6.47%) Data Science
17 100 (6.34%) Risk Management
18 93 (5.90%) Data Analysis
18 93 (5.90%) Requirements Gathering
19 91 (5.77%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 321 (20.36%) SQL
2 237 (15.03%) Python
3 161 (10.21%) Java
4 93 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 81 (5.14%) C#
6 57 (3.61%) C
7 56 (3.55%) R
8 55 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 44 (2.79%) Bash Shell
10 43 (2.73%) C++
11 31 (1.97%) Scala
12 30 (1.90%) Perl
13 27 (1.71%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.59%) VBA
15 21 (1.33%) Ruby
16 19 (1.20%) Shell Script
17 18 (1.14%) Java 8
17 18 (1.14%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.76%) TypeScript
18 12 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 257 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 226 (14.33%) SC Cleared
3 222 (14.08%) Degree
4 50 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (3.11%) DV Cleared
6 46 (2.92%) CISSP
7 43 (2.73%) Master's Degree
8 29 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.78%) ISEB
10 27 (1.71%) ISTQB
11 26 (1.65%) CISM
11 26 (1.65%) Numerate Degree
12 25 (1.59%) CCNP
13 23 (1.46%) CISA
14 22 (1.40%) CCNA
15 17 (1.08%) GIAC
15 17 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.82%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.14%) QA
2 69 (4.38%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.35%) SLA
4 35 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.71%) NIST
6 25 (1.59%) GDPR
6 25 (1.59%) PCI DSS
7 24 (1.52%) PMO
8 16 (1.01%) NCSC
9 12 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 11 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
10 11 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.44%) COBIT
12 7 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 5 (0.32%) Basel III
14 3 (0.19%) GMP
14 3 (0.19%) MiFID
14 3 (0.19%) RMADS
15 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (4.95%) Docker
2 68 (4.31%) Active Directory
3 43 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.70%) HDFS
5 11 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.51%) vSphere
8 7 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.44%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.38%) XenApp
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.13%) KVM
13 2 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
13 2 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (3.74%) Kubernetes
2 39 (2.47%) Terraform
3 30 (1.90%) Ansible
4 17 (1.08%) Puppet
5 16 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.01%) SCOM
6 12 (0.76%) SCCM
7 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.70%) ZABBIX
8 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.51%) Control-M
9 8 (0.51%) Kibana
9 8 (0.51%) Nagios
9 8 (0.51%) Rundeck
10 7 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.44%) logstash
10 7 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.44%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 275 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 127 (8.05%) Oracle
3 71 (4.50%) SAP
4 58 (3.68%) VMware
5 53 (3.36%) Databricks
6 47 (2.98%) Google
6 47 (2.98%) Splunk
7 31 (1.97%) Cisco
8 29 (1.84%) Atlassian
9 27 (1.71%) HP
10 26 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 25 (1.59%) SolarWinds
12 23 (1.46%) IBM
13 21 (1.33%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.27%) Sparx
15 18 (1.14%) Remedy
16 16 (1.01%) Adobe
16 16 (1.01%) StreamSets
17 15 (0.95%) Dynatrace
18 14 (0.89%) Cloudera