Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,723 5,706 5,861
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.14% 6.46% 5.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.82% 18.75% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,575 3,573 3,727
England median daily rate £433 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £268 £235
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £420
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 154 183
England median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +23.61% -2.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £40.55 £47.27 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.51 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -20.41% +15.79% -

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 32,123 30,435 34,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.45% 34.45% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,017 19,942 22,801
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £283 £270 £256
90th Percentile £669 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 957 1,140
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.22 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.78
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.35% +12.20%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -11 2,710 £485 -0.51% 683
South East +4 1,122 £425 +6.25% 264
North of England +1 754 £400 - 279
Midlands -2 521 £375 - 197
South West +1 370 £420 -1.18% 150
North West -6 348 £388 -3.73% 169
Yorkshire -1 299 £425 +6.25% 82
West Midlands -6 289 £375 - 108
East of England -4 238 £400 -3.35% 139
East Midlands +10 228 £380 +1.33% 89
North East +8 124 £425 - 28
South Coast - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 2,232 (39.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1,784 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1,538 (26.87%) Finance
4 1,158 (20.23%) SQL
5 961 (16.79%) Microsoft
6 811 (14.17%) Degree
7 730 (12.76%) Analytics
8 690 (12.06%) Project Management
9 642 (11.22%) Windows
10 613 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 589 (10.29%) Java
12 587 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
13 555 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
14 544 (9.51%) Oracle
15 509 (8.89%) Linux
16 502 (8.77%) Security Cleared
17 500 (8.74%) Python
18 499 (8.72%) ITIL
19 485 (8.47%) SQL Server
20 474 (8.28%) Scrum
21 439 (7.67%) Business Analysis
22 438 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
23 413 (7.22%) JavaScript
24 410 (7.16%) Banking
25 409 (7.15%) Decision-Making
26 408 (7.13%) HTML
27 399 (6.97%) SDLC
28 395 (6.90%) User Experience
29 388 (6.78%) C#
30 383 (6.69%) JIRA

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
1 230 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.55%) SAS
3 145 (2.53%) Confluence
4 123 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 70 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 61 (1.07%) Apache
7 57 (1.00%) CMS
8 53 (0.93%) Tomcat
9 50 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 50 (0.87%) IIS
10 47 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 40 (0.70%) JBoss
12 38 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 37 (0.65%) Skype for Business
14 35 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 27 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
16 23 (0.40%) Mule
16 23 (0.40%) nginx
17 22 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
18 21 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 587 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 438 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 244 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 161 (2.81%) MS Visio
5 114 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 39 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.45%) InVision
9 21 (0.37%) InfoPath
10 17 (0.30%) UserZoom
11 16 (0.28%) SPSS
12 10 (0.17%) Stata
13 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
14 5 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.070%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.070%) Windchill
16 3 (0.052%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 3 (0.052%) SOLIDWORKS
17 2 (0.035%) MicroStation
17 2 (0.035%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 22 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.38%) Workday HCM
4 21 (0.37%) SAP HR
5 20 (0.35%) Sonata
6 19 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 17 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.21%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.21%) R3 Corda
8 12 (0.21%) SAP HCM
9 11 (0.19%) Eloqua
9 11 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 11 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 11 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
11 9 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 347 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 334 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (3.44%) Office 365
4 95 (1.66%) SaaS
5 82 (1.43%) GitHub
6 76 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 69 (1.21%) Amazon S3
7 69 (1.21%) PaaS
8 66 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 53 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (0.84%) IaaS
11 40 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
11 40 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 36 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
13 33 (0.58%) Amazon EMR
14 29 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.44%) Datadog
16 25 (0.44%) npm
17 24 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 186 (3.25%) Firewall
2 133 (2.32%) WAN
3 98 (1.71%) Internet
4 94 (1.64%) LAN
5 93 (1.63%) SMS
6 86 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 86 (1.50%) VPN
7 83 (1.45%) DNS
8 78 (1.36%) HTTP
9 71 (1.24%) Wireless
10 67 (1.17%) Network Security
11 54 (0.94%) SAN
12 51 (0.89%) SSL
13 49 (0.86%) DHCP
14 44 (0.77%) BGP
15 42 (0.73%) IPsec
15 42 (0.73%) Wireshark
16 35 (0.61%) OSPF
16 35 (0.61%) VoIP
17 30 (0.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 314 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 299 (5.22%) Big Data
4 270 (4.72%) Relational Database
5 225 (3.93%) Hadoop
6 182 (3.18%) Power BI
7 152 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 137 (2.39%) NoSQL
9 116 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 112 (1.96%) MySQL
11 102 (1.78%) MongoDB
12 100 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
13 95 (1.66%) Data Mining
14 92 (1.61%) HBase
15 87 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
16 86 (1.50%) Apache Hive
17 79 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 77 (1.35%) Data Lake
19 67 (1.17%) Oracle Database
20 66 (1.15%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 383 (6.69%) JIRA
2 317 (5.54%) Git (software)
3 254 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 152 (2.66%) Selenium
5 94 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 74 (1.29%) Visual Studio
7 72 (1.26%) TeamCity
8 62 (1.08%) Maven
9 61 (1.07%) Subversion
10 60 (1.05%) Cucumber
11 57 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
12 54 (0.94%) Eclipse
13 53 (0.93%) SpecFlow
14 52 (0.91%) JUnit
14 52 (0.91%) SoapUI
15 47 (0.82%) WebDriver
16 45 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 44 (0.77%) webpack
18 43 (0.75%) JMeter
19 40 (0.70%) Axure RP
General
1 1,538 (26.87%) Finance
2 410 (7.16%) Banking
3 350 (6.12%) Marketing
4 274 (4.79%) Retail
5 240 (4.19%) Telecoms
6 201 (3.51%) Legal
7 166 (2.90%) Front Office
8 144 (2.52%) Manufacturing
9 103 (1.80%) Investment Banking
10 75 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 64 (1.12%) Advertising
12 53 (0.93%) Games
13 52 (0.91%) Back Office
13 52 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 46 (0.80%) Law
15 44 (0.77%) Publishing
16 40 (0.70%) Automotive
16 40 (0.70%) Electronics
17 39 (0.68%) Billing
17 39 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,638 (28.62%) Analyst
2 976 (17.05%) Developer
3 624 (10.90%) Business Analyst
4 354 (6.19%) Architect
5 252 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 251 (4.39%) Consultant
7 242 (4.23%) Data Analyst
8 149 (2.60%) C# Developer
8 149 (2.60%) Java Developer
9 127 (2.22%) Administrator
10 120 (2.10%) User Researcher
11 117 (2.04%) Test Analyst
12 106 (1.85%) Designer
13 99 (1.73%) Senior Analyst
14 90 (1.57%) DevOps Engineer
15 89 (1.56%) Data Engineer
15 89 (1.56%) Service Analyst
16 84 (1.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 82 (1.43%) Solutions Architect
18 77 (1.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (7.13%) HTML
2 352 (6.15%) .NET
3 309 (5.40%) CSS
4 242 (4.23%) Web Services
5 202 (3.53%) XML
6 175 (3.06%) AngularJS
7 165 (2.88%) HTML5
8 125 (2.18%) ASP.NET
9 120 (2.10%) Middleware
10 118 (2.06%) jQuery
11 113 (1.97%) Node.js
12 108 (1.89%) REST
13 104 (1.82%) Kafka
14 91 (1.59%) Spring
15 90 (1.57%) RESTful
16 87 (1.52%) JSON
17 79 (1.38%) SOAP
18 76 (1.33%) .NET Framework
19 73 (1.28%) React
20 59 (1.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 395 (6.90%) User Experience
2 349 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 312 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 301 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 156 (2.73%) Algorithms
6 143 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 128 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 123 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 87 (1.52%) Derivative
10 86 (1.50%) Fixed Income
11 78 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 68 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 66 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
14 64 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
15 58 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
16 55 (0.96%) Credit Risk
17 54 (0.94%) PMI
18 53 (0.93%) Hedge funds
19 49 (0.86%) Equities
19 49 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 642 (11.22%) Windows
2 509 (8.89%) Linux
3 361 (6.31%) Unix
4 183 (3.20%) Windows Server
5 125 (2.18%) Windows 10
6 121 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 112 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 91 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 73 (1.28%) Android
10 70 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 58 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (0.80%) AIX
13 36 (0.63%) Windows 8
14 34 (0.59%) CentOS
15 33 (0.58%) Solaris
16 31 (0.54%) Windows XP
17 26 (0.45%) Mac OS
18 22 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (0.37%) DC/OS
19 21 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,232 (39.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1,784 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 730 (12.76%) Analytics
4 690 (12.06%) Project Management
5 613 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 555 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
7 499 (8.72%) ITIL
8 474 (8.28%) Scrum
9 439 (7.67%) Business Analysis
10 409 (7.15%) Decision-Making
11 399 (6.97%) SDLC
12 370 (6.47%) Migration
13 341 (5.96%) Change Management
14 329 (5.75%) Test Automation
15 320 (5.59%) ETL
16 319 (5.57%) Data Analysis
17 312 (5.45%) Data Modelling
18 302 (5.28%) DevOps
19 288 (5.03%) Visualisation
20 275 (4.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,158 (20.23%) SQL
2 589 (10.29%) Java
3 500 (8.74%) Python
4 413 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 388 (6.78%) C#
6 181 (3.16%) R
7 135 (2.36%) T-SQL
8 115 (2.01%) C
9 112 (1.96%) C++
10 106 (1.85%) PowerShell
11 99 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 89 (1.56%) Perl
13 85 (1.49%) Scala
14 80 (1.40%) VBA
15 78 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 77 (1.35%) Shell Script
17 66 (1.15%) TypeScript
18 60 (1.05%) PHP
19 43 (0.75%) VB
20 41 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 811 (14.17%) Degree
2 502 (8.77%) Security Cleared
3 364 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 151 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 119 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (1.73%) ISEB
7 95 (1.66%) CISSP
8 91 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 78 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 72 (1.26%) PMP
11 67 (1.17%) Master's Degree
12 64 (1.12%) CCNP
12 64 (1.12%) CISM
12 64 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 59 (1.03%) ISTQB
14 54 (0.94%) CCNA
14 54 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
15 47 (0.82%) MCSE
16 44 (0.77%) CISA
17 41 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (5.01%) QA
2 209 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 153 (2.67%) SLA
4 133 (2.32%) PMO
5 123 (2.15%) GDPR
6 46 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.40%) GCP
10 18 (0.31%) WCAG
11 15 (0.26%) MiFID
12 14 (0.24%) GxP
13 13 (0.23%) IFRS
14 9 (0.16%) HIPAA
14 9 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
14 9 (0.16%) JSP 440
14 9 (0.16%) PSD2
15 8 (0.14%) COBIT
15 8 (0.14%) EMIR
16 7 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 238 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 157 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (2.39%) Docker
4 75 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 64 (1.12%) XenApp
6 38 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (0.65%) HDFS
7 37 (0.65%) vSphere
8 35 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 25 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 25 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.14%) KVM
15 8 (0.14%) Xen
15 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.12%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 120 (2.10%) Ansible
2 88 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (1.52%) SCCM
4 83 (1.45%) Puppet
5 70 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 47 (0.82%) Terraform
7 41 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 32 (0.56%) HP ALM
8 32 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
9 25 (0.44%) BladeLogic
10 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (0.38%) Packer
12 21 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
13 18 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
14 17 (0.30%) SCOM
15 16 (0.28%) Control-M
15 16 (0.28%) Data Guard
16 15 (0.26%) Grafana
16 15 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 961 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 544 (9.51%) Oracle
3 326 (5.70%) SAP
4 213 (3.72%) VMware
5 211 (3.69%) Tableau
6 201 (3.51%) Cisco
7 166 (2.90%) Google
8 165 (2.88%) Citrix
9 156 (2.73%) HP
10 138 (2.41%) IBM
11 125 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
12 100 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 97 (1.69%) Splunk
14 92 (1.61%) Adobe
15 81 (1.42%) ServiceNow
16 75 (1.31%) Workday
17 66 (1.15%) Informatica
18 50 (0.87%) Alteryx
18 50 (0.87%) Atlassian
19 48 (0.84%) NetApp