Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 31 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6128 5603 6344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.44% 5.83% 6.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.00% 17.70% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3454 4074
England median daily rate £450 £420 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.08% +3.77% +1.25%
10th Percentile £272 £225 £240
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 198 192
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -4.16% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.12 £46.00 £45.68
UK median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +11.78% -2.81% +0.11%

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 32249 31658 33963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.91% 32.95% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21682 20802 21982
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £424
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.24% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1126 1331
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.13 £19.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.01% +10.26%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.38 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.12% +4.49% +9.50%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +7 3175 £495 +10.00% 403
South East +4 1101 £413 +6.45% 157
North of England -1 716 £400 - 209
Midlands +4 489 £395 +1.94% 86
South West +11 355 £425 +16.44% 60
North West 0 336 £425 +6.92% 110
Yorkshire +1 305 £400 -5.88% 86
East of England -14 270 £375 +7.14% 84
West Midlands +3 263 £400 +5.26% 53
East Midlands +6 215 £380 -5.00% 33
North East -3 87 £434 +8.44% 13
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 1775 (28.97%) Finance
2 1466 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1374 (22.42%) SQL
4 915 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 912 (14.88%) Degree
6 841 (13.72%) Java
7 834 (13.61%) Project Management
8 740 (12.08%) Analytics
9 727 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
10 635 (10.36%) Banking
11 624 (10.18%) Oracle
12 612 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 572 (9.33%) Python
14 565 (9.22%) Windows
15 559 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
16 548 (8.94%) SQL Server
17 529 (8.63%) Linux
18 507 (8.27%) Security Cleared
19 490 (8.00%) ITIL
20 477 (7.78%) Unix
21 475 (7.75%) JavaScript
22 465 (7.59%) Business Analysis
23 435 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
24 427 (6.97%) Scrum
25 406 (6.63%) Data Analysis
25 406 (6.63%) C#
26 404 (6.59%) Data Modelling
26 404 (6.59%) Migration
27 397 (6.48%) SDLC
28 373 (6.09%) HTML

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
1 210 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 193 (3.15%) SAS
3 152 (2.48%) Apache Spark
4 104 (1.70%) Confluence
5 90 (1.47%) CMS
6 81 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 75 (1.22%) Apache
7 75 (1.22%) IIS
8 68 (1.11%) WebSphere
9 56 (0.91%) Skype for Business
10 54 (0.88%) JBoss
11 52 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 51 (0.83%) MS Exchange
12 51 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 43 (0.70%) Apache Pig
14 34 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 31 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 30 (0.49%) Apache Solr
17 28 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
18 26 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 727 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 435 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 273 (4.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 233 (3.80%) MS Visio
5 126 (2.06%) Microsoft Project
6 85 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
7 31 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.46%) SPSS
9 16 (0.26%) Stata
10 13 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.16%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.098%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.098%) UserZoom
14 5 (0.082%) Simulink
15 3 (0.049%) InDesign
15 3 (0.049%) Mingle
15 3 (0.049%) Weka
16 2 (0.033%) EViews
16 2 (0.033%) InVision
Business Applications
1 64 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.33%) SAP HR
5 19 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 19 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 17 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 17 (0.28%) Temenos T24
7 16 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 15 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 15 (0.24%) Magento
9 14 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 14 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 13 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
10 13 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 12 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 12 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
12 11 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
12 11 (0.18%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 259 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (2.61%) Office 365
4 92 (1.50%) Google Analytics
5 65 (1.06%) SaaS
6 53 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 53 (0.86%) GitHub
7 46 (0.75%) IaaS
8 44 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 41 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 37 (0.60%) Amazon S3
10 37 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
11 36 (0.59%) PaaS
12 32 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
13 22 (0.36%) Route 53
13 22 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.34%) OpenShift
15 20 (0.33%) Force.com
16 19 (0.31%) iPaaS
17 15 (0.24%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 132 (2.15%) Firewall
2 120 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 98 (1.60%) DNS
4 94 (1.53%) Internet
5 88 (1.44%) WAN
6 87 (1.42%) SMS
7 79 (1.29%) LAN
8 63 (1.03%) VPN
9 62 (1.01%) SAN
10 58 (0.95%) Network Security
11 56 (0.91%) DHCP
12 53 (0.86%) LDAP
13 48 (0.78%) HTTP
14 45 (0.73%) Skype
15 35 (0.57%) SSL
16 34 (0.55%) Intranet
17 32 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
18 29 (0.47%) Kerberos
19 28 (0.46%) MPLS
20 26 (0.42%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 318 (5.19%) Big Data
3 290 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
4 264 (4.31%) Relational Database
5 208 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 168 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 145 (2.37%) NoSQL
8 124 (2.02%) Data Mining
9 123 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 106 (1.73%) Apache Hive
11 102 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
12 99 (1.62%) MongoDB
13 98 (1.60%) QlikView
14 97 (1.58%) RDBMS
15 91 (1.48%) Power BI
16 90 (1.47%) MySQL
17 81 (1.32%) HBase
18 70 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 59 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
20 58 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 318 (5.19%) JIRA
2 219 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 216 (3.52%) Git (software)
4 93 (1.52%) Selenium
5 92 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 91 (1.48%) Subversion
7 90 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 80 (1.31%) TeamCity
9 72 (1.17%) Visual Studio
10 50 (0.82%) Maven
11 42 (0.69%) WebDriver
12 39 (0.64%) JMeter
12 39 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
13 36 (0.59%) SoapUI
14 33 (0.54%) JUnit
15 23 (0.38%) LoadRunner
16 21 (0.34%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 20 (0.33%) Axure RP
17 20 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1775 (28.97%) Finance
2 635 (10.36%) Banking
3 356 (5.81%) Marketing
4 332 (5.42%) Front Office
5 262 (4.28%) Telecoms
6 247 (4.03%) Retail
7 206 (3.36%) Investment Banking
8 178 (2.90%) Legal
9 167 (2.73%) Manufacturing
10 94 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 72 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 64 (1.04%) Publishing
13 63 (1.03%) Advertising
14 62 (1.01%) Retail Banking
15 52 (0.85%) Back Office
15 52 (0.85%) Law
16 48 (0.78%) Billing
17 45 (0.73%) Games
18 43 (0.70%) Electronics
19 38 (0.62%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1873 (30.56%) Analyst
2 1092 (17.82%) Developer
3 732 (11.95%) Business Analyst
4 369 (6.02%) Consultant
5 351 (5.73%) Architect
6 311 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 296 (4.83%) Data Analyst
8 258 (4.21%) Java Developer
9 145 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
10 142 (2.32%) C# Developer
11 118 (1.93%) User Researcher
12 113 (1.84%) Data Scientist
13 110 (1.80%) Senior Developer
14 107 (1.75%) DevOps Engineer
15 102 (1.66%) Support Analyst
16 95 (1.55%) SQL Developer
17 92 (1.50%) Administrator
18 87 (1.42%) Support Engineer
19 86 (1.40%) Service Analyst
20 85 (1.39%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (6.09%) HTML
2 319 (5.21%) .NET
3 313 (5.11%) Web Services
4 247 (4.03%) CSS
5 211 (3.44%) HTML5
6 207 (3.38%) XML
7 160 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 127 (2.07%) jQuery
9 114 (1.86%) REST
10 105 (1.71%) SOAP
11 103 (1.68%) Spring
12 95 (1.55%) Node.js
13 93 (1.52%) JSON
14 85 (1.39%) CSS3
15 81 (1.32%) RESTful
16 76 (1.24%) React
17 75 (1.22%) Middleware
18 69 (1.13%) ASP.NET
19 60 (0.98%) .NET Framework
19 60 (0.98%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 356 (5.81%) Management Information System
2 335 (5.47%) Computer Science
3 283 (4.62%) User Experience
4 152 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 141 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 114 (1.86%) Data Centre
7 113 (1.84%) Derivative
8 108 (1.76%) Data Structures
9 105 (1.71%) Equities
10 103 (1.68%) Algorithms
11 97 (1.58%) Mobile App
12 90 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 84 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
14 76 (1.24%) Virtual Team
15 69 (1.13%) NHS
16 61 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
17 60 (0.98%) PMI
18 57 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
19 54 (0.88%) Credit Risk
20 52 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 565 (9.22%) Windows
2 529 (8.63%) Linux
3 477 (7.78%) Unix
4 134 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 126 (2.06%) Windows Server
6 102 (1.66%) Android
7 101 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 97 (1.58%) Windows 10
9 92 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 67 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (0.72%) AIX
13 33 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 28 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (0.39%) Solaris
16 21 (0.34%) Windows XP
17 17 (0.28%) CentOS
18 12 (0.20%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.13%) Windows Vista
20 7 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1466 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 834 (13.61%) Project Management
3 740 (12.08%) Analytics
4 612 (9.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 559 (9.12%) Business Intelligence
6 490 (8.00%) ITIL
7 465 (7.59%) Business Analysis
8 427 (6.97%) Scrum
9 406 (6.63%) Data Analysis
10 404 (6.59%) Data Modelling
10 404 (6.59%) Migration
11 397 (6.48%) SDLC
12 353 (5.76%) Change Management
13 325 (5.30%) Risk Management
14 288 (4.70%) Visualisation
15 269 (4.39%) PRINCE2
16 267 (4.36%) OO
17 265 (4.32%) Test Automation
18 264 (4.31%) ETL
19 260 (4.24%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1374 (22.42%) SQL
2 841 (13.72%) Java
3 572 (9.33%) Python
4 475 (7.75%) JavaScript
5 406 (6.63%) C#
6 203 (3.31%) C++
7 193 (3.15%) R
8 154 (2.51%) T-SQL
9 128 (2.09%) VBA
10 123 (2.01%) Perl
11 110 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 109 (1.78%) Bash Shell
13 105 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 105 (1.71%) PowerShell
14 96 (1.57%) C
14 96 (1.57%) Scala
15 90 (1.47%) PHP
16 85 (1.39%) Ruby
17 26 (0.42%) Objective-C
18 22 (0.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 912 (14.88%) Degree
2 507 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 323 (5.27%) SC Cleared
4 134 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 110 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 87 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 77 (1.26%) PMP
8 73 (1.19%) CISSP
8 73 (1.19%) ISEB
8 73 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 71 (1.16%) MCSE
10 65 (1.06%) PhD
11 64 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 60 (0.98%) Master's Degree
13 54 (0.88%) DV Cleared
14 50 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
15 45 (0.73%) CISM
16 42 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
17 39 (0.64%) CCNA
18 33 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (5.55%) QA
2 211 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 169 (2.76%) PMO
4 125 (2.04%) SLA
5 108 (1.76%) GDPR
6 58 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 49 (0.80%) MiFID
8 40 (0.65%) PCI DSS
9 32 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 31 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 22 (0.36%) GxP
12 19 (0.31%) EMIR
13 18 (0.29%) IFRS
13 18 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 16 (0.26%) ISO 9001
15 14 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
16 13 (0.21%) COBIT
17 12 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 9 (0.15%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 272 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 114 (1.86%) Docker
3 76 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 49 (0.80%) HDFS
6 34 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (0.54%) Apache Flume
8 22 (0.36%) vSphere
9 20 (0.33%) XenApp
10 18 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 14 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.20%) Gluster
14 10 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 9 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 8 (0.13%) XenServer
17 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.098%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.098%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 76 (1.24%) SCCM
2 73 (1.19%) Ansible
3 65 (1.06%) Puppet
4 58 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (0.72%) Kubernetes
6 39 (0.64%) SCOM
7 38 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
8 36 (0.59%) Terraform
9 35 (0.57%) Kibana
10 31 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 28 (0.46%) Oozie
12 20 (0.33%) logstash
13 19 (0.31%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.28%) Grafana
14 17 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (0.26%) Ambari
15 16 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
16 15 (0.24%) Tivoli
17 14 (0.23%) NetBackup
17 14 (0.23%) Rancher
Vendors
1 915 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 624 (10.18%) Oracle
3 317 (5.17%) SAP
4 230 (3.75%) Tableau
5 158 (2.58%) Google
6 150 (2.45%) IBM
7 148 (2.42%) Cisco
8 132 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 124 (2.02%) HP
10 120 (1.96%) VMware
11 108 (1.76%) Citrix
12 91 (1.48%) Adobe
13 75 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 65 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 65 (1.06%) Cognos
15 64 (1.04%) Sybase
16 63 (1.03%) Informatica
17 60 (0.98%) Splunk
18 58 (0.95%) ServiceNow
19 52 (0.85%) Workday