Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 27 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 2,071 3,865 5,361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 5.90% 5.95% 5.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.22% 18.91% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,573 2,404 3,496
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £676 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 229 176
Median hourly rate £26.50 £23.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.22% +19.48% -0.47%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.45 £12.52
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.15 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £26.48 £24.05 £19.25
% change year-on-year +10.08% +24.94% -3.75%

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 12,026 20,434 29,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.45% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,099 13,421 19,591
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £253 £275
90th Percentile £698 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 839 879
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +7.08% -
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

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 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +3 1,129 £500 - 305
South East -2 264 £432 +1.65% 166
North of England -7 229 £440 +8.64% 190
North West +4 162 £450 +12.50% 105
Midlands +3 134 £413 -8.33% 126
East of England +10 117 £390 -3.70% 69
South West +17 109 £458 +7.02% 62
West Midlands +4 95 £413 -8.33% 74
Yorkshire -27 52 £438 +2.94% 64
East Midlands +8 35 £378 -15.06% 51
North East -17 15 £350 -17.65% 21
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 743 (35.88%) Problem-Solving
2 607 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 523 (25.25%) Finance
4 438 (21.15%) SQL
5 307 (14.82%) Analytics
6 290 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 271 (13.09%) Python
8 260 (12.55%) Security Cleared
9 257 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
10 256 (12.36%) Azure
11 231 (11.15%) Degree
12 217 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 216 (10.43%) SC Cleared
14 208 (10.04%) Data Modelling
15 207 (10.00%) AWS
16 206 (9.95%) Public Sector
17 204 (9.85%) DevOps
18 194 (9.37%) Scrum
19 192 (9.27%) Java
20 187 (9.03%) Oracle
21 183 (8.84%) Project Management
22 179 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
23 173 (8.35%) Data Analysis
24 165 (7.97%) JIRA
25 163 (7.87%) Banking
26 155 (7.48%) Decision-Making
27 150 (7.24%) Linux
28 149 (7.19%) Windows
28 149 (7.19%) Migration
29 147 (7.10%) SQL Server

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 75 (3.62%) Apache Spark
2 72 (3.48%) Confluence
3 63 (3.04%) SharePoint
4 41 (1.98%) Apache
5 36 (1.74%) SAS
6 19 (0.92%) IIS
6 19 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 15 (0.72%) Jupyter
9 14 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.58%) CMS
10 12 (0.58%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
12 9 (0.43%) JBoss
13 8 (0.39%) Apache Airflow
14 7 (0.34%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.34%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 179 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 130 (6.28%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.93%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
7 14 (0.68%) InVision
8 13 (0.63%) Sketch
9 12 (0.58%) Zeplin
10 9 (0.43%) Adobe XD
11 8 (0.39%) PTC Creo
12 7 (0.34%) Windchill
13 6 (0.29%) SPSS
14 5 (0.24%) UserZoom
15 3 (0.14%) Stata
16 2 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
16 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
17 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
17 1 (0.048%) FrameMaker
17 1 (0.048%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 45 (2.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 20 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
3 17 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 15 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
8 8 (0.39%) Maximo
9 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 6 (0.29%) Magento
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
11 5 (0.24%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 256 (12.36%) Azure
2 207 (10.00%) AWS
3 141 (6.81%) Power Platform
4 74 (3.57%) GCP
5 64 (3.09%) Office 365
6 46 (2.22%) SaaS
7 41 (1.98%) Serverless
8 34 (1.64%) PaaS
9 28 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (1.06%) Google Analytics
12 21 (1.01%) GitHub
13 19 (0.92%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
15 17 (0.82%) Azure Data Factory
15 17 (0.82%) Azure Functions
16 16 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
17 15 (0.72%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 56 (2.70%) Firewall
2 53 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 45 (2.17%) DHCP
4 35 (1.69%) DNS
5 32 (1.55%) Network Security
6 27 (1.30%) IPv4
6 27 (1.30%) WAN
7 26 (1.26%) HTTP
8 25 (1.21%) LAN
9 20 (0.97%) VPN
10 18 (0.87%) Internet
10 18 (0.87%) IPv6
11 16 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (0.77%) Wireless
12 15 (0.72%) SSL
13 11 (0.53%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.53%) Skype
13 11 (0.53%) VLAN
14 10 (0.48%) 5G
14 10 (0.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 135 (6.52%) Power BI
3 124 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (5.46%) Big Data
4 113 (5.46%) Relational Database
5 77 (3.72%) Tableau
6 51 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (2.03%) Data Lake
9 42 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 41 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 41 (1.98%) Oracle Database
11 35 (1.69%) MySQL
12 34 (1.64%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.35%) Data Mining
14 26 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
15 25 (1.21%) Amazon Redshift
16 22 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
17 21 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 165 (7.97%) JIRA
2 105 (5.07%) Jenkins
3 102 (4.93%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 30 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 23 (1.11%) Selenium
7 22 (1.06%) Bitbucket
8 19 (0.92%) Maven
9 16 (0.77%) GitLab
10 14 (0.68%) Axure RP
10 14 (0.68%) eggPlant
10 14 (0.68%) webpack
11 13 (0.63%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.58%) Postman
12 12 (0.58%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.53%) JUnit
14 10 (0.48%) JMeter
15 9 (0.43%) Gradle
15 9 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 523 (25.25%) Finance
2 206 (9.95%) Public Sector
3 163 (7.87%) Banking
4 141 (6.81%) Marketing
5 112 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 86 (4.15%) Manufacturing
7 65 (3.14%) Retail
8 61 (2.95%) Front Office
9 54 (2.61%) Investment Banking
10 53 (2.56%) Electronics
11 48 (2.32%) Legal
12 26 (1.26%) Financial Institution
13 22 (1.06%) Local Government
13 22 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.53%) Advertising
14 11 (0.53%) Billing
14 11 (0.53%) Law
14 11 (0.53%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.48%) Games
15 10 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 497 (24.00%) Analyst
2 297 (14.34%) Developer
3 184 (8.88%) Business Analyst
4 183 (8.84%) Architect
5 118 (5.70%) Consultant
6 110 (5.31%) Data Analyst
7 82 (3.96%) Data Engineer
8 65 (3.14%) Data Architect
9 58 (2.80%) Data Scientist
10 55 (2.66%) Senior Developer
11 51 (2.46%) Project Manager
12 45 (2.17%) Java Developer
13 40 (1.93%) Data Modeller
13 40 (1.93%) Senior Analyst
14 33 (1.59%) Solutions Architect
15 32 (1.55%) Security Engineer
16 31 (1.50%) AWS Engineer
17 30 (1.45%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (1.40%) Tester
19 28 (1.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (4.30%) HTML
2 88 (4.25%) Web Services
3 80 (3.86%) .NET
4 73 (3.52%) REST
5 63 (3.04%) CSS
6 53 (2.56%) AngularJS
7 52 (2.51%) XML
8 49 (2.37%) Kafka
9 46 (2.22%) Middleware
10 44 (2.12%) Node.js
11 40 (1.93%) Spring
12 37 (1.79%) React
13 35 (1.69%) NumPy
13 35 (1.69%) Pandas
14 33 (1.59%) HTML5
15 30 (1.45%) Redux
16 27 (1.30%) JSON
17 25 (1.21%) SOAP
18 22 (1.06%) jQuery
19 21 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.71%) User Experience
2 98 (4.73%) Self-Motivation
3 94 (4.54%) Management Information System
4 75 (3.62%) Analytical Mindset
5 65 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 58 (2.80%) Algorithms
7 56 (2.70%) NHS
8 41 (1.98%) Data Centre
9 35 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 35 (1.69%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 32 (1.55%) Clustering
12 30 (1.45%) Mobile App
13 29 (1.40%) Credit Risk
14 27 (1.30%) Virtual Team
15 26 (1.26%) Derivative
15 26 (1.26%) Market Risk
16 25 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
17 24 (1.16%) FMCG
18 23 (1.11%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 150 (7.24%) Linux
2 149 (7.19%) Windows
3 52 (2.51%) Unix
4 47 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 46 (2.22%) Android
6 33 (1.59%) Windows 10
7 28 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.29%) AIX
11 6 (0.29%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.24%) CentOS
12 5 (0.24%) Solaris
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (35.88%) Problem-Solving
2 607 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (14.82%) Analytics
4 257 (12.41%) Business Intelligence
5 217 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 208 (10.04%) Data Modelling
7 204 (9.85%) DevOps
8 194 (9.37%) Scrum
9 183 (8.84%) Project Management
10 173 (8.35%) Data Analysis
11 155 (7.48%) Decision-Making
12 149 (7.19%) Migration
13 145 (7.00%) Data Science
14 139 (6.71%) Project Delivery
15 136 (6.57%) Computer Science
15 136 (6.57%) Test Automation
16 127 (6.13%) ITIL
17 125 (6.04%) Business Analysis
18 121 (5.84%) Visualisation
19 116 (5.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 438 (21.15%) SQL
2 271 (13.09%) Python
3 192 (9.27%) Java
4 122 (5.89%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.25%) C#
6 79 (3.81%) R
7 60 (2.90%) C
7 60 (2.90%) C++
8 59 (2.85%) PowerShell
9 51 (2.46%) Scala
10 37 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 28 (1.35%) Perl
13 26 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 25 (1.21%) VBA
15 23 (1.11%) Ruby
16 22 (1.06%) Java 8
17 20 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 18 (0.87%) PHP
19 16 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 260 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 231 (11.15%) Degree
3 216 (10.43%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.93%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.83%) CISSP
7 34 (1.64%) Master's Degree
7 34 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.40%) ISTQB
10 26 (1.26%) ISEB
11 25 (1.21%) CISM
12 23 (1.11%) CCNP
13 22 (1.06%) CCNA
14 20 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.97%) CISA
15 19 (0.92%) PMI Certification
16 17 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
17 16 (0.77%) PMP
18 15 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (5.31%) QA
2 85 (4.10%) Data Quality
3 48 (2.32%) SLA
4 33 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (1.59%) PMO
5 30 (1.45%) GDPR
5 30 (1.45%) NIST
6 20 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 10 (0.48%) NCSC
9 9 (0.43%) COBIT
9 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 8 (0.39%) MiFID
11 7 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.24%) IFRS
14 4 (0.19%) RMADS
15 3 (0.14%) Basel III
15 3 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 97 (4.68%) Docker
2 82 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 49 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.82%) HDFS
6 12 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.48%) vSphere
8 9 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.39%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 4 (0.19%) KVM
11 4 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.19%) Xen
11 4 (0.19%) XenApp
12 3 (0.14%) OpenAM
12 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 66 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 46 (2.22%) Terraform
3 40 (1.93%) Ansible
4 25 (1.21%) Puppet
5 18 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.87%) SCCM
6 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.39%) Rundeck
9 7 (0.34%) Control-M
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.34%) SCOM
10 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.29%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
11 5 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
11 5 (0.24%) Kibana
11 5 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 290 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 187 (9.03%) Oracle
3 112 (5.41%) SAP
4 70 (3.38%) VMware
5 59 (2.85%) Google
6 54 (2.61%) Remedy
7 52 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
8 46 (2.22%) Databricks
9 45 (2.17%) Cisco
9 45 (2.17%) Sparx
10 36 (1.74%) Adobe
11 31 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 31 (1.50%) IBM
12 24 (1.16%) ServiceNow
12 24 (1.16%) Splunk
13 19 (0.92%) Alteryx
13 19 (0.92%) Cloudera
14 17 (0.82%) Citrix
14 17 (0.82%) Red Hat
14 17 (0.82%) Siemens