Period
to 27 January 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 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 36 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,865 5,361 5,928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.95% 5.97% 6.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.91% 18.42% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,283 3,348 3,775
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £267 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £431
% change year-on-year - +4.41% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 184 173
England median hourly rate £23.66 £19.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% - +4.28%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £11.07
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.90 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £24.71 £19.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.59% -1.63% +5.44%

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 20,434 29,104 30,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.45% 32.41% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,052 19,169 20,407
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 891 904 903
England median hourly rate £23.35 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.19% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% - +5.00%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 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 +5 1,804 £500 +5.26% 483
South East +11 763 £425 -1.16% 317
North of England +14 590 £420 +5.00% 349
North West +17 309 £400 +3.23% 179
Midlands -5 242 £441 +10.13% 228
South West -35 231 £425 -5.56% 157
East of England +18 230 £400 - 140
Yorkshire +16 199 £425 +5.59% 136
West Midlands +7 171 £446 +11.38% 136
North East +15 86 £425 - 34
East Midlands -25 70 £433 +7.99% 91
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1,451 (37.54%) Problem-Solving
2 1,083 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
3 1,011 (26.16%) Finance
4 834 (21.58%) SQL
5 822 (21.27%) Microsoft
6 574 (14.85%) Degree
7 537 (13.89%) Analytics
8 468 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
8 468 (12.11%) Windows
9 457 (11.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 440 (11.38%) Azure
11 432 (11.18%) Python
12 386 (9.99%) SQL Server
13 383 (9.91%) Project Management
14 372 (9.62%) Security Cleared
15 346 (8.95%) JavaScript
16 342 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 334 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
18 326 (8.43%) Java
19 313 (8.10%) ITIL
19 313 (8.10%) Visualisation
19 313 (8.10%) Decision-Making
20 310 (8.02%) C#
21 295 (7.63%) AWS
22 285 (7.37%) Scrum
23 283 (7.32%) Oracle
24 280 (7.24%) Migration
25 279 (7.22%) Linux
26 274 (7.09%) .NET
27 271 (7.01%) SC Cleared

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
1 138 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.85%) Confluence
3 87 (2.25%) Apache Spark
4 63 (1.63%) SAS
5 54 (1.40%) IIS
6 36 (0.93%) CMS
7 34 (0.88%) Apache
8 33 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 23 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.54%) OpenStack
11 21 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 18 (0.47%) JBoss
13 17 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (0.44%) Skype for Business
14 16 (0.41%) R Markdown
14 16 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.39%) Jupyter
16 13 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
17 12 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 457 (11.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 334 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
3 173 (4.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 123 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 82 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 28 (0.72%) Sketch
8 22 (0.57%) SPSS
9 12 (0.31%) InVision
10 11 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
11 9 (0.23%) Stata
12 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.10%) UserZoom
13 4 (0.10%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.078%) Simulink
15 2 (0.052%) Adobe XD
15 2 (0.052%) MicroStation
15 2 (0.052%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 28 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 24 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
5 18 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.31%) BASE24
9 11 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.28%) SessionCam
10 10 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.21%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (0.21%) SAP CRM
13 6 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
13 6 (0.16%) SAP HR
13 6 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 440 (11.38%) Azure
2 295 (7.63%) AWS
3 271 (7.01%) Power Platform
4 131 (3.39%) Office 365
5 89 (2.30%) GCP
6 49 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
7 46 (1.19%) SaaS
8 45 (1.16%) Google Analytics
9 41 (1.06%) GitHub
10 40 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
11 32 (0.83%) IaaS
12 31 (0.80%) PaaS
13 30 (0.78%) Amazon S3
14 29 (0.75%) Serverless
15 27 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
17 24 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
18 23 (0.60%) G Suite
19 17 (0.44%) npm
20 15 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.10%) Firewall
2 77 (1.99%) HTTP
3 72 (1.86%) DNS
4 71 (1.84%) WAN
5 62 (1.60%) DHCP
6 58 (1.50%) TCP/IP
7 55 (1.42%) LAN
8 53 (1.37%) Internet
9 51 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
10 43 (1.11%) Network Security
11 33 (0.85%) VPN
12 31 (0.80%) BGP
13 30 (0.78%) HTTPS
14 27 (0.70%) Wireshark
15 26 (0.67%) IPv6
16 25 (0.65%) SNMP
16 25 (0.65%) Wireless
17 23 (0.60%) MPLS
18 21 (0.54%) SAN
18 21 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 386 (9.99%) SQL Server
2 267 (6.91%) Power BI
3 220 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
4 169 (4.37%) Big Data
5 136 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 130 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 107 (2.77%) NoSQL
8 89 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 87 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 76 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 74 (1.91%) MongoDB
12 56 (1.45%) MySQL
13 54 (1.40%) Data Mining
14 48 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
15 43 (1.11%) Oracle Database
16 42 (1.09%) Data Lake
17 41 (1.06%) Flink
17 41 (1.06%) QlikView
18 37 (0.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 229 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 220 (5.69%) JIRA
3 142 (3.67%) Jenkins
4 49 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 42 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
7 39 (1.01%) Selenium
8 34 (0.88%) NUnit
8 34 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 28 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 26 (0.67%) SpecFlow
10 26 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
11 25 (0.65%) Subversion
11 25 (0.65%) webpack
12 24 (0.62%) Bitbucket
13 21 (0.54%) Maven
14 20 (0.52%) JMeter
15 19 (0.49%) GitLab
16 17 (0.44%) Postman
17 16 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,011 (26.16%) Finance
2 256 (6.62%) Banking
3 224 (5.80%) Public Sector
4 153 (3.96%) Marketing
5 137 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 124 (3.21%) Retail
7 79 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 69 (1.79%) Legal
9 66 (1.71%) Publishing
10 65 (1.68%) Front Office
10 65 (1.68%) Manufacturing
11 59 (1.53%) Investment Banking
12 40 (1.03%) Law
13 36 (0.93%) Local Government
14 35 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.78%) Games
16 28 (0.72%) Billing
17 24 (0.62%) Advertising
18 20 (0.52%) Back Office
18 20 (0.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,024 (26.49%) Analyst
2 717 (18.55%) Developer
3 323 (8.36%) Business Analyst
4 232 (6.00%) Data Analyst
5 222 (5.74%) Architect
6 169 (4.37%) Consultant
7 135 (3.49%) Project Manager
8 109 (2.82%) Senior Developer
9 108 (2.79%) C# Developer
10 93 (2.41%) Support Engineer
11 88 (2.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 84 (2.17%) Data Scientist
13 82 (2.12%) Administrator
14 79 (2.04%) .NET Developer
15 77 (1.99%) Senior Analyst
16 75 (1.94%) IT Analyst
16 75 (1.94%) Service Analyst
17 70 (1.81%) Solutions Architect
18 69 (1.79%) React Developer
19 67 (1.73%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (7.09%) .NET
2 226 (5.85%) HTML
3 201 (5.20%) CSS
4 194 (5.02%) Web Services
5 172 (4.45%) React
6 161 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 151 (3.91%) XML
8 112 (2.90%) REST
9 100 (2.59%) JSON
10 95 (2.46%) SOAP
11 94 (2.43%) Kafka
12 73 (1.89%) Node.js
12 73 (1.89%) RESTful
13 67 (1.73%) Vue.js
14 55 (1.42%) ASP.NET
15 53 (1.37%) Middleware
15 53 (1.37%) Spring
16 52 (1.35%) HTML5
17 46 (1.19%) jQuery
18 45 (1.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 249 (6.44%) Management Information System
2 215 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 203 (5.25%) User Experience
4 119 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
5 118 (3.05%) Data Structures
6 114 (2.95%) Algorithms
7 92 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 77 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 67 (1.73%) Hedge funds
10 64 (1.66%) Mobile App
11 57 (1.47%) NHS
12 51 (1.32%) Equities
13 49 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
14 46 (1.19%) Public Cloud
15 40 (1.03%) Driving Licence
16 38 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 35 (0.91%) Fixed Income
18 27 (0.70%) PKI
19 23 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 468 (12.11%) Windows
2 279 (7.22%) Linux
3 156 (4.04%) Unix
4 132 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 130 (3.36%) Windows 10
6 96 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 70 (1.81%) Android
8 66 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 49 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 46 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.70%) Solaris
13 17 (0.44%) SUSE
14 16 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 15 (0.39%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.26%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
20 6 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,451 (37.54%) Problem-Solving
2 1,083 (28.02%) Agile Software Development
3 537 (13.89%) Analytics
4 468 (12.11%) Business Intelligence
5 383 (9.91%) Project Management
6 342 (8.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 313 (8.10%) Decision-Making
7 313 (8.10%) ITIL
7 313 (8.10%) Visualisation
8 285 (7.37%) Scrum
9 280 (7.24%) Migration
10 265 (6.86%) Data Modelling
11 260 (6.73%) Computer Science
12 242 (6.26%) DevOps
13 234 (6.05%) Data Analysis
14 223 (5.77%) Business Analysis
15 222 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
16 219 (5.67%) SDLC
17 218 (5.64%) Project Delivery
18 213 (5.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 834 (21.58%) SQL
2 432 (11.18%) Python
3 346 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 326 (8.43%) Java
5 310 (8.02%) C#
6 128 (3.31%) R
7 127 (3.29%) C
8 126 (3.26%) PowerShell
9 83 (2.15%) T-SQL
10 81 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 77 (1.99%) Perl
12 71 (1.84%) VBA
13 59 (1.53%) TypeScript
14 58 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 57 (1.47%) Scala
16 48 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.96%) C++
17 37 (0.96%) PHP
18 33 (0.85%) Ruby
19 26 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 574 (14.85%) Degree
2 372 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 271 (7.01%) SC Cleared
4 72 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 67 (1.73%) CISSP
6 60 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 46 (1.19%) Master's Degree
8 45 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (1.09%) CISM
10 41 (1.06%) ISEB
11 40 (1.03%) PhD
12 36 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (0.85%) PMP
14 32 (0.83%) PMI Certification
15 30 (0.78%) ISTQB
16 29 (0.75%) MCSE
17 25 (0.65%) CCNA
17 25 (0.65%) CIMA
18 23 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (5.80%) QA
2 111 (2.87%) Data Quality
3 85 (2.20%) PMO
4 76 (1.97%) SLA
5 39 (1.01%) GDPR
5 39 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.70%) NIST
6 27 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 22 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (0.47%) NCSC
9 15 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.26%) JSP 440
12 9 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
13 8 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (0.21%) IFRS
13 8 (0.21%) RMADS
14 7 (0.18%) COBIT
14 7 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 213 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 128 (3.31%) Docker
3 73 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (0.52%) HDFS
8 17 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.34%) XenApp
11 11 (0.28%) vSphere
12 9 (0.23%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.10%) Firmware
15 4 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.10%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.078%) vCloud
17 2 (0.052%) LXC
Systems Management
1 81 (2.10%) SCCM
2 73 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 56 (1.45%) Ansible
3 56 (1.45%) Terraform
4 42 (1.09%) Puppet
5 38 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (0.80%) WSUS
7 22 (0.57%) Netcool
8 20 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 18 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 17 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
11 16 (0.41%) Control-M
12 15 (0.39%) Rancher
13 14 (0.36%) HP ALM
14 13 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.34%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.31%) AppDNA
16 11 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
16 11 (0.28%) Kibana
Vendors
1 822 (21.27%) Microsoft
2 283 (7.32%) Oracle
3 174 (4.50%) Tableau
4 170 (4.40%) SAP
5 137 (3.54%) VMware
6 123 (3.18%) Google
7 107 (2.77%) Cisco
8 82 (2.12%) HP
9 77 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
10 71 (1.84%) IBM
10 71 (1.84%) Remedy
11 63 (1.63%) Citrix
12 59 (1.53%) ServiceNow
13 50 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 47 (1.22%) Adobe
15 37 (0.96%) Cognos
16 34 (0.88%) Databricks
16 34 (0.88%) Fujitsu
17 31 (0.80%) BMC
18 28 (0.72%) Splunk