Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 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.

Analytical Skills
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,968 5,232 5,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.40% 5.92% 6.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.06% 18.07% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,794 3,270 3,906
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £646 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 160 181
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.35 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.27% -8.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.45 £48.83 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.19 £18.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.80% -6.38% +11.11%

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 31,307 28,947 32,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.58% 32.77% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,184 19,003 21,189
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £628 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 921 1,034 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 £11.61 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 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 +2 3,026 £491 +9.17% 770
South East +8 1,164 £425 +6.25% 317
North of England -2 740 £425 +6.25% 369
Midlands -1 467 £400 +2.24% 248
North West -6 326 £428 +13.25% 200
Yorkshire +8 318 £411 -2.08% 130
South West +5 278 £403 +6.62% 153
East of England -2 269 £350 - 226
West Midlands -1 252 £400 - 159
East Midlands +1 209 £400 +3.23% 88
North East +2 107 £400 +0.63% 39
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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 1,649 (27.63%) Finance
2 1,531 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
3 1,370 (22.96%) SQL
4 914 (15.32%) Degree
5 902 (15.11%) Microsoft
6 809 (13.56%) Analytics
7 794 (13.30%) Project Management
8 737 (12.35%) Java
9 659 (11.04%) Microsoft Excel
10 653 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 599 (10.04%) Windows
12 593 (9.94%) Python
13 558 (9.35%) SQL Server
14 548 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
15 539 (9.03%) Oracle
16 537 (9.00%) Banking
17 529 (8.86%) Linux
18 498 (8.34%) ITIL
19 480 (8.04%) Security Cleared
20 470 (7.88%) JavaScript
21 463 (7.76%) Unix
22 454 (7.61%) Business Analysis
23 425 (7.12%) Change Management
24 416 (6.97%) Data Analysis
25 414 (6.94%) C#
26 410 (6.87%) HTML
27 409 (6.85%) Scrum
28 399 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
29 378 (6.33%) SDLC
30 357 (5.98%) 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
1 221 (3.70%) SAS
2 194 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 137 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 116 (1.94%) Confluence
5 93 (1.56%) CMS
6 71 (1.19%) Apache
7 67 (1.12%) IIS
8 63 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
9 62 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 57 (0.96%) MS Exchange
10 57 (0.96%) Skype for Business
11 56 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 43 (0.72%) JBoss
13 39 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 36 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 30 (0.50%) Apache Pig
15 30 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (0.45%) Jupyter
17 25 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 22 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 659 (11.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 399 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
3 255 (4.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 201 (3.37%) MS Visio
5 121 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 82 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.44%) SPSS
9 12 (0.20%) UserZoom
10 11 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 10 (0.17%) Stata
12 9 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
13 7 (0.12%) InVision
14 6 (0.10%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.067%) Weka
16 3 (0.050%) Simulink
17 2 (0.034%) AutoCAD
17 2 (0.034%) InDesign
17 2 (0.034%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 45 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.28%) Workday HCM
5 16 (0.27%) Magento
6 15 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 14 (0.23%) Sonata
8 13 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 13 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 12 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 11 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
10 11 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 11 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
11 10 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 9 (0.15%) Eloqua
12 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
12 9 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 9 (0.15%) SAP FI
12 9 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 9 (0.15%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 261 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 253 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (2.45%) Office 365
4 130 (2.18%) Google Analytics
5 97 (1.63%) SaaS
6 78 (1.31%) PaaS
7 75 (1.26%) IaaS
8 67 (1.12%) GitHub
9 46 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
10 42 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
11 38 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 38 (0.64%) Amazon S3
12 32 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (0.49%) Route 53
14 28 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (0.45%) OpenShift
16 26 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
17 20 (0.34%) Serverless
18 18 (0.30%) AdWords
18 18 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.60%) Firewall
2 128 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 105 (1.76%) Internet
4 89 (1.49%) DNS
5 85 (1.42%) WAN
6 83 (1.39%) SMS
7 76 (1.27%) LAN
8 68 (1.14%) VPN
9 55 (0.92%) Network Security
10 54 (0.90%) DHCP
11 50 (0.84%) SAN
12 46 (0.77%) Skype
13 43 (0.72%) Wireless
14 41 (0.69%) HTTP
15 37 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
16 33 (0.55%) FTP
16 33 (0.55%) Intranet
17 28 (0.47%) SSL
17 28 (0.47%) VoIP
18 22 (0.37%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 558 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 287 (4.81%) Relational Database
3 283 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
4 279 (4.67%) Big Data
5 171 (2.87%) Hadoop
6 167 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 132 (2.21%) Power BI
8 128 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 116 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 108 (1.81%) QlikView
11 101 (1.69%) Data Mining
12 96 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 94 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
14 93 (1.56%) MySQL
15 78 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 70 (1.17%) Apache Hive
17 67 (1.12%) MongoDB
18 65 (1.09%) Oracle Database
19 62 (1.04%) DB2
20 53 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 277 (4.64%) JIRA
2 253 (4.24%) Git (software)
3 240 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 94 (1.58%) Selenium
5 80 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 72 (1.21%) Subversion
7 63 (1.06%) Cucumber
8 60 (1.01%) Visual Studio
9 55 (0.92%) Maven
10 53 (0.89%) TeamCity
11 49 (0.82%) JUnit
12 47 (0.79%) JMeter
13 36 (0.60%) SoapUI
14 33 (0.55%) Axure RP
15 31 (0.52%) WebDriver
16 23 (0.39%) LoadRunner
17 21 (0.35%) Eclipse
18 20 (0.34%) Appium
18 20 (0.34%) Bitbucket
19 17 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 1,649 (27.63%) Finance
2 537 (9.00%) Banking
3 342 (5.73%) Marketing
4 296 (4.96%) Front Office
5 262 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 239 (4.00%) Retail
7 194 (3.25%) Legal
8 170 (2.85%) Investment Banking
9 131 (2.20%) Manufacturing
10 85 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 76 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 70 (1.17%) Advertising
13 57 (0.96%) Law
14 54 (0.90%) Billing
15 49 (0.82%) Publishing
16 47 (0.79%) Games
17 46 (0.77%) Retail Banking
18 44 (0.74%) Back Office
19 42 (0.70%) German Language
20 36 (0.60%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,786 (29.93%) Analyst
2 1,040 (17.43%) Developer
3 674 (11.29%) Business Analyst
4 351 (5.88%) Architect
5 314 (5.26%) Consultant
6 306 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 294 (4.93%) Project Manager
8 196 (3.28%) Java Developer
9 164 (2.75%) C# Developer
10 141 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
11 139 (2.33%) User Researcher
12 123 (2.06%) Support Analyst
13 108 (1.81%) Data Scientist
14 106 (1.78%) Senior Developer
15 98 (1.64%) DevOps Engineer
16 97 (1.63%) SQL Developer
17 94 (1.58%) Administrator
18 85 (1.42%) Service Analyst
19 83 (1.39%) IT Analyst
20 79 (1.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (6.87%) HTML
2 338 (5.66%) .NET
3 266 (4.46%) CSS
4 264 (4.42%) Web Services
5 196 (3.28%) HTML5
6 175 (2.93%) XML
7 172 (2.88%) AngularJS
8 127 (2.13%) jQuery
9 113 (1.89%) Node.js
10 103 (1.73%) Spring
11 102 (1.71%) JSON
12 101 (1.69%) REST
13 98 (1.64%) SOAP
14 91 (1.52%) React
15 89 (1.49%) ASP.NET
16 87 (1.46%) Middleware
17 85 (1.42%) CSS3
18 69 (1.16%) RESTful
19 58 (0.97%) D3.js
20 56 (0.94%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 357 (5.98%) Management Information System
2 338 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 312 (5.23%) User Experience
4 137 (2.30%) Algorithms
5 118 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 117 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 108 (1.81%) Fixed Income
8 100 (1.68%) Derivative
8 100 (1.68%) Mobile App
9 94 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 82 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 78 (1.31%) Analytical Mindset
11 78 (1.31%) Virtual Team
12 74 (1.24%) Equities
13 73 (1.22%) NHS
14 68 (1.14%) PMI
15 67 (1.12%) Fintech
16 58 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
17 50 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
18 49 (0.82%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 599 (10.04%) Windows
2 529 (8.86%) Linux
3 463 (7.76%) Unix
4 144 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 110 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 109 (1.83%) Android
7 103 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 96 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (1.58%) Windows 10
10 92 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 50 (0.84%) Solaris
13 48 (0.80%) AIX
14 31 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 28 (0.47%) VMS
15 28 (0.47%) Windows 8
16 25 (0.42%) HPUX
17 18 (0.30%) CentOS
18 16 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,531 (25.65%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (13.56%) Analytics
3 794 (13.30%) Project Management
4 653 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 548 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
6 498 (8.34%) ITIL
7 454 (7.61%) Business Analysis
8 425 (7.12%) Change Management
9 416 (6.97%) Data Analysis
10 409 (6.85%) Scrum
11 378 (6.33%) SDLC
12 350 (5.86%) Migration
13 344 (5.76%) Data Modelling
14 314 (5.26%) Visualisation
15 286 (4.79%) Data Management
16 284 (4.76%) Risk Management
17 277 (4.64%) DevOps
18 274 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
19 273 (4.57%) Test Automation
20 267 (4.47%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1,370 (22.96%) SQL
2 737 (12.35%) Java
3 593 (9.94%) Python
4 470 (7.88%) JavaScript
5 414 (6.94%) C#
6 221 (3.70%) R
7 184 (3.08%) C++
8 149 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 146 (2.45%) Perl
10 133 (2.23%) VBA
11 131 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 108 (1.81%) Bash Shell
13 105 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 94 (1.58%) PHP
15 89 (1.49%) Shell Script
16 86 (1.44%) C
17 84 (1.41%) Ruby
18 74 (1.24%) Scala
19 32 (0.54%) VB
20 30 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 914 (15.32%) Degree
2 480 (8.04%) Security Cleared
3 322 (5.40%) SC Cleared
4 116 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 105 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 96 (1.61%) PMI Certification
7 77 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 77 (1.29%) CISSP
8 71 (1.19%) PMP
9 69 (1.16%) MCSE
10 67 (1.12%) ISEB
11 65 (1.09%) Master's Degree
11 65 (1.09%) PhD
12 60 (1.01%) DV Cleared
13 58 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
14 55 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 55 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
15 40 (0.67%) CISM
16 39 (0.65%) ISTQB
17 34 (0.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (5.46%) QA
2 213 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 144 (2.41%) GDPR
3 144 (2.41%) PMO
4 138 (2.31%) SLA
5 61 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 37 (0.62%) MiFID
8 28 (0.47%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.39%) EMIR
9 23 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 20 (0.34%) GxP
11 18 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 17 (0.28%) IFRS
13 12 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 11 (0.18%) ISO 9001
15 9 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
15 9 (0.15%) COBIT
15 9 (0.15%) GCP
16 6 (0.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 253 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 113 (1.89%) Docker
3 107 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.42%) XenApp
7 22 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 21 (0.35%) HDFS
9 18 (0.30%) vSphere
10 17 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.25%) Apache Flume
12 14 (0.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 14 (0.23%) RACF
13 12 (0.20%) XenDesktop
14 10 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 9 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
16 7 (0.12%) NFS
17 6 (0.10%) Firmware
17 6 (0.10%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 80 (1.34%) SCCM
2 79 (1.32%) Ansible
3 49 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (0.82%) SCOM
4 48 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 45 (0.75%) Puppet
6 34 (0.57%) Terraform
7 31 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 28 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 27 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (0.44%) Kibana
11 22 (0.37%) AirWatch
11 22 (0.37%) Grafana
12 21 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.30%) logstash
14 17 (0.28%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (0.23%) Oozie
15 14 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
16 13 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 902 (15.11%) Microsoft
2 539 (9.03%) Oracle
3 276 (4.62%) SAP
4 247 (4.14%) Tableau
5 192 (3.22%) Google
6 147 (2.46%) VMware
7 141 (2.36%) Cisco
8 139 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
9 129 (2.16%) IBM
10 128 (2.14%) HP
11 120 (2.01%) Adobe
12 93 (1.56%) Citrix
13 85 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 81 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 75 (1.26%) Splunk
16 61 (1.02%) NetApp
17 56 (0.94%) Workday
18 51 (0.85%) Sybase
19 48 (0.80%) Informatica
20 44 (0.74%) Cognos