Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 31 32 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,529 1,944 4,615
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.17% 5.95% 5.53%
As % of the General category 11.58% 11.38% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,207 1,238 2,819
10th Percentile £275 £250 £250
25th Percentile £381 £363 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £725 £664 £650
UK median daily rate £492 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +9.39% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 100 149
10th Percentile £11.83 £14.25 £11.24
25th Percentile £13.78 £16.31 £14.08
Median hourly rate £18.50 £21.26 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.98% +6.30% +14.29%
75th Percentile £32.75 £38.75 £27.25
90th Percentile £50.49 £48.75 £47.98
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.57 £19.94
% change year-on-year -7.28% +8.17% +13.88%

Analytical Skills is in the General 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 30,476 17,081 43,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.32% 52.31% 52.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,553 11,495 28,573
10th Percentile £310 £275 £281
25th Percentile £408 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.54% +4.21% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,136 625 1,299
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.37 £10.79
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.47 £20.57 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.35% +2.85% +6.95%
75th Percentile £40.38 £40.75 £39.24
90th Percentile £56.38 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.36
% change year-on-year -4.88% +5.89% +6.81%

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021.

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 29 July 2021. 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 +4 1,944 £550 +10.00% 539
South East +4 468 £470 +4.44% 226
North of England +13 340 £440 +17.24% 303
Midlands -2 214 £420 -1.18% 195
North West +7 195 £410 +9.33% 167
South West +10 182 £425 -4.74% 119
East of England +16 166 £250 -43.98% 111
West Midlands +1 145 £425 -2.86% 126
Yorkshire +13 131 £475 +26.67% 101
East Midlands +5 69 £400 - 66
North East -7 15 £313 -30.56% 35
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 1,680 (47.61%) Social Skills
2 1,265 (35.85%) Problem-Solving
3 1,092 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
4 881 (24.96%) Finance
5 879 (24.91%) SQL
6 566 (16.04%) Analytics
7 528 (14.96%) Python
8 509 (14.42%) Degree
9 491 (13.91%) Microsoft
10 478 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
11 428 (12.13%) Azure
12 413 (11.70%) Java
13 383 (10.85%) Oracle
13 383 (10.85%) DevOps
14 379 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 353 (10.00%) Project Management
16 346 (9.80%) AWS
17 343 (9.72%) Data Modelling
18 335 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
19 331 (9.38%) Decision-Making
20 322 (9.12%) Migration
21 321 (9.10%) Security Cleared
22 310 (8.78%) Scrum
23 300 (8.50%) Banking
24 295 (8.36%) Windows
25 294 (8.33%) Data Analysis
26 287 (8.13%) JIRA
27 285 (8.08%) Visualisation
28 284 (8.05%) Public Sector
29 280 (7.93%) ITIL

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
1 137 (3.88%) Confluence
2 118 (3.34%) Apache Spark
3 95 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 62 (1.76%) SAS
5 52 (1.47%) Apache
6 32 (0.91%) CMS
7 30 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 28 (0.79%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.77%) Jupyter
10 20 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
11 14 (0.40%) IIS
12 13 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (0.37%) JBoss
13 12 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (0.28%) IBM Domino
14 10 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.28%) nginx
14 10 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.26%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 335 (9.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 206 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 161 (4.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 95 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 40 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.71%) Sketch
8 21 (0.60%) SPSS
9 15 (0.43%) InVision
9 15 (0.43%) Photoshop
10 14 (0.40%) Zeplin
11 11 (0.31%) Stata
12 10 (0.28%) Adobe XD
12 10 (0.28%) Figma
13 8 (0.23%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.23%) PTC Creo
13 8 (0.23%) Windchill
14 7 (0.20%) UserZoom
15 5 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
16 4 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 18 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
2 16 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.37%) Teamcenter
5 11 (0.31%) Magento
6 10 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
6 10 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 9 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.23%) RMDS
8 8 (0.23%) Workfront
9 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.17%) SAP MM
10 6 (0.17%) SAP SCM
10 6 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 428 (12.13%) Azure
2 346 (9.80%) AWS
3 265 (7.51%) Power Platform
4 133 (3.77%) GCP
5 102 (2.89%) Microsoft 365
6 85 (2.41%) SaaS
7 53 (1.50%) GitHub
8 51 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 51 (1.45%) PaaS
9 46 (1.30%) IaaS
10 42 (1.19%) Serverless
11 37 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 37 (1.05%) Google Analytics
12 32 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
13 28 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
14 25 (0.71%) Amazon S3
14 25 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
15 24 (0.68%) npm
15 24 (0.68%) Snowflake
16 22 (0.62%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (2.18%) Firewall
2 53 (1.50%) DNS
3 43 (1.22%) HTTP
4 41 (1.16%) Internet
5 38 (1.08%) LAN
5 38 (1.08%) Network Security
5 38 (1.08%) WAN
6 32 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 26 (0.74%) DHCP
8 20 (0.57%) VPN
9 19 (0.54%) SAN
10 16 (0.45%) 5G
11 15 (0.43%) SSL
12 14 (0.40%) 4G
12 14 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (0.37%) 3G
13 13 (0.37%) Skype
13 13 (0.37%) Wireless
14 11 (0.31%) VoIP
14 11 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (7.34%) Power BI
2 251 (7.11%) SQL Server
3 208 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
4 175 (4.96%) Tableau
5 164 (4.65%) Big Data
6 153 (4.34%) Relational Database
7 98 (2.78%) Metadata
8 91 (2.58%) NoSQL
9 82 (2.32%) Data Mining
10 75 (2.13%) Hadoop
11 73 (2.07%) Data Lake
12 66 (1.87%) MySQL
13 64 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
14 60 (1.70%) BigQuery
15 56 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 47 (1.33%) Oracle Database
17 45 (1.28%) QlikView
17 45 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 45 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 39 (1.11%) Looker
Development Applications
1 287 (8.13%) JIRA
2 183 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 125 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 57 (1.62%) Maven
5 51 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 42 (1.19%) JUnit
7 41 (1.16%) Subversion
8 37 (1.05%) GitLab
9 36 (1.02%) webpack
10 35 (0.99%) Selenium
11 33 (0.94%) Visual Studio
12 30 (0.85%) TeamCity
13 27 (0.77%) Gradle
14 25 (0.71%) Bitbucket
14 25 (0.71%) Postman
15 22 (0.62%) JMeter
15 22 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
16 21 (0.60%) Eclipse
17 20 (0.57%) Axure RP
17 20 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,680 (47.61%) Social Skills
2 881 (24.96%) Finance
3 300 (8.50%) Banking
4 284 (8.05%) Public Sector
5 265 (7.51%) Presentation Skills
6 244 (6.91%) Marketing
7 185 (5.24%) Front Office
8 178 (5.04%) Organisational Skills
9 166 (4.70%) Telecoms
10 142 (4.02%) Retail
11 139 (3.94%) Legal
12 128 (3.63%) Influencing Skills
13 116 (3.29%) Investment Banking
14 97 (2.75%) Manufacturing
15 50 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
16 48 (1.36%) Electronics
17 42 (1.19%) Financial Institution
18 39 (1.11%) French Language
19 37 (1.05%) Back Office
20 36 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 924 (26.18%) Analyst
2 490 (13.88%) Developer
3 330 (9.35%) Business Analyst
4 296 (8.39%) Architect
5 191 (5.41%) Data Analyst
6 186 (5.27%) Consultant
7 144 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 128 (3.63%) Data Engineer
9 125 (3.54%) Java Developer
10 103 (2.92%) Data Scientist
11 90 (2.55%) Data Architect
12 77 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
13 64 (1.81%) C# Developer
14 63 (1.79%) Designer
15 60 (1.70%) IT Analyst
16 58 (1.64%) Support Analyst
17 57 (1.62%) Senior Analyst
18 54 (1.53%) Service Analyst
19 49 (1.39%) Full Stack Developer
19 49 (1.39%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (6.15%) HTML
2 170 (4.82%) .NET
3 139 (3.94%) CSS
4 125 (3.54%) REST
5 121 (3.43%) Web Services
6 119 (3.37%) React
7 113 (3.20%) AngularJS
8 105 (2.98%) Kafka
9 87 (2.47%) XML
10 86 (2.44%) Node.js
10 86 (2.44%) Spring
11 82 (2.32%) HTML5
12 68 (1.93%) Middleware
13 67 (1.90%) RESTful
14 66 (1.87%) JSON
15 52 (1.47%) SOAP
16 47 (1.33%) Spring Boot
17 43 (1.22%) Redux
18 41 (1.16%) GraphQL
18 41 (1.16%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 219 (6.21%) User Experience
2 178 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 168 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 157 (4.45%) Algorithms
5 131 (3.71%) Analytical Mindset
6 120 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 116 (3.29%) Data Structures
8 75 (2.13%) NHS
9 67 (1.90%) Fixed Income
10 62 (1.76%) Virtual Team
11 57 (1.62%) Data Centre
12 56 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
13 46 (1.30%) Derivative
13 46 (1.30%) Legacy Systems
14 38 (1.08%) FMCG
15 37 (1.05%) Mobile App
16 36 (1.02%) Social Media
17 35 (0.99%) Cloud Native
18 29 (0.82%) Market Risk
19 28 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 295 (8.36%) Windows
2 199 (5.64%) Linux
3 141 (4.00%) Unix
4 55 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.50%) Android
6 49 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 39 (1.11%) Windows 10
8 19 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
12 12 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.26%) CentOS
15 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.20%) AIX
16 7 (0.20%) Solaris
17 5 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,265 (35.85%) Problem-Solving
2 1,092 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
3 566 (16.04%) Analytics
4 478 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
5 383 (10.85%) DevOps
6 379 (10.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 353 (10.00%) Project Management
8 343 (9.72%) Data Modelling
9 331 (9.38%) Decision-Making
10 322 (9.12%) Migration
11 310 (8.78%) Scrum
12 294 (8.33%) Data Analysis
13 285 (8.08%) Visualisation
14 280 (7.93%) ITIL
15 261 (7.40%) Computer Science
16 218 (6.18%) Data Science
17 207 (5.87%) ETL
18 204 (5.78%) Test Automation
19 203 (5.75%) Business Analysis
19 203 (5.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 879 (24.91%) SQL
2 528 (14.96%) Python
3 413 (11.70%) Java
4 232 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 211 (5.98%) C#
6 186 (5.27%) R
7 105 (2.98%) C++
8 103 (2.92%) PowerShell
9 90 (2.55%) PL/SQL
9 90 (2.55%) TypeScript
10 82 (2.32%) Scala
11 74 (2.10%) VBA
12 65 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 62 (1.76%) C
14 53 (1.50%) Perl
15 46 (1.30%) Shell Script
16 43 (1.22%) Java 8
17 41 (1.16%) Bash Shell
18 29 (0.82%) ES6
18 29 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 509 (14.42%) Degree
2 321 (9.10%) Security Cleared
3 241 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 70 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (1.42%) ISEB
6 42 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 40 (1.13%) DV Cleared
8 39 (1.11%) Master's Degree
9 34 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (0.91%) CISSP
11 31 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 30 (0.85%) PMP
13 28 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
13 28 (0.79%) PMI Certification
14 25 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
15 24 (0.68%) CISM
16 21 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 19 (0.54%) CISA
18 14 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (5.70%) QA
2 129 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 89 (2.52%) PMO
4 74 (2.10%) SLA
5 66 (1.87%) GDPR
6 64 (1.81%) Accessibility
7 31 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 28 (0.79%) GRC
9 24 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 22 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 18 (0.51%) COBIT
11 18 (0.51%) WCAG
12 15 (0.43%) MiFID
13 14 (0.40%) NIST
14 10 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.26%) GxP
16 7 (0.20%) IFRS
16 7 (0.20%) ISO 20022
17 5 (0.14%) SEPA
17 5 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 131 (3.71%) Active Directory
2 111 (3.15%) Docker
3 70 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 24 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (0.68%) XenApp
6 12 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.17%) HDFS
9 6 (0.17%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.17%) vSphere
10 5 (0.14%) NFS
10 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.085%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.085%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.085%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 102 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 69 (1.96%) Ansible
3 67 (1.90%) Terraform
4 31 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (0.71%) Puppet
6 21 (0.60%) SCCM
7 17 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.40%) Control-M
10 12 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 9 (0.26%) Data Guard
11 9 (0.26%) HP ALM
11 9 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.23%) Kibana
12 8 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.20%) CASB
13 7 (0.20%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 491 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 383 (10.85%) Oracle
3 160 (4.53%) SAP
4 157 (4.45%) Google
5 156 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
6 94 (2.66%) VMware
7 77 (2.18%) Adobe
8 69 (1.96%) IBM
9 60 (1.70%) ServiceNow
10 53 (1.50%) Databricks
11 52 (1.47%) Cisco
12 44 (1.25%) Alteryx
13 42 (1.19%) Splunk
14 40 (1.13%) Citrix
15 37 (1.05%) Remedy
16 34 (0.96%) HP
17 32 (0.91%) Atlassian
18 29 (0.82%) Teradata
19 23 (0.65%) Cloudera
19 23 (0.65%) Workday