Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,692 5,808 5,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.04% 6.36% 5.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.51% 18.35% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,576 3,730 3,642
England median daily rate £436 £450 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +6.76% +3.44%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £225
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 160 201
England median hourly rate £18.02 £20.31 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.30% +6.73% +2.75%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.99 £11.67
90th Percentile £40.50 £47.50 £47.39
UK median hourly rate £18.47 £21.02 £19.03
% change year-on-year -12.10% +10.43% +2.75%

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 32,506 31,655 33,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.64% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,590 21,011 22,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 965 1,145
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -13 2,699 £475 -4.28% 662
South East 0 1,047 £424 +6.00% 314
North of England -4 671 £388 -3.13% 370
Midlands +5 506 £375 -0.66% 251
South West +11 481 £425 - 215
North West -8 328 £375 -11.76% 204
West Midlands -9 288 £365 -4.08% 149
East of England -3 273 £413 +3.13% 151
Yorkshire -13 261 £400 - 120
East Midlands +13 214 £390 +4.00% 101
North East -3 96 £419 -3.46% 46
South Coast - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2,129 (37.40%) Problem-Solving
2 1,800 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 1,480 (26.00%) Finance
4 1,192 (20.94%) SQL
5 961 (16.88%) Microsoft
6 744 (13.07%) Degree
7 681 (11.96%) Analytics
8 672 (11.81%) Project Management
9 613 (10.77%) Windows
10 606 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 580 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
12 552 (9.70%) Java
12 552 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
13 517 (9.08%) Python
14 514 (9.03%) Scrum
15 508 (8.92%) SQL Server
16 494 (8.68%) Security Cleared
17 475 (8.35%) ITIL
18 469 (8.24%) Oracle
19 438 (7.70%) Linux
20 433 (7.61%) JavaScript
21 428 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
22 416 (7.31%) C#
23 415 (7.29%) Banking
24 403 (7.08%) User Experience
25 401 (7.04%) Business Analysis
26 398 (6.99%) JIRA
27 392 (6.89%) SDLC
28 379 (6.66%) .NET
29 373 (6.55%) HTML

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
1 240 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 161 (2.83%) Confluence
3 159 (2.79%) SAS
4 109 (1.91%) Apache Spark
5 78 (1.37%) CMS
6 67 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 66 (1.16%) Apache
8 58 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (0.95%) IIS
9 54 (0.95%) WebSphere
10 50 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 41 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 36 (0.63%) JBoss
13 33 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 33 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.44%) nginx
15 24 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
15 24 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 580 (10.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 428 (7.52%) Microsoft Office
3 244 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 178 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 120 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
6 47 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 24 (0.42%) UserZoom
9 22 (0.39%) InVision
10 21 (0.37%) SPSS
11 18 (0.32%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 5 (0.088%) AutoCAD
12 5 (0.088%) Chatbot
13 4 (0.070%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.070%) Stata
14 3 (0.053%) Autodesk Inventor
14 3 (0.053%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.053%) MicroStation
14 3 (0.053%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 49 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.49%) SAP HR
2 28 (0.49%) Workday HCM
3 17 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.25%) NetSuite
4 14 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 13 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
6 12 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 12 (0.21%) R3 Corda
7 10 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 10 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 10 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
8 9 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 8 (0.14%) Sonata
9 8 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 362 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 337 (5.92%) Amazon AWS
3 200 (3.51%) Office 365
4 119 (2.09%) SaaS
5 95 (1.67%) Amazon S3
6 83 (1.46%) GitHub
7 63 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 62 (1.09%) PaaS
9 60 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
10 59 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
11 54 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 53 (0.93%) IaaS
13 48 (0.84%) Google Analytics
14 42 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 35 (0.61%) Amazon Glacier
16 29 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
17 25 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
17 25 (0.44%) npm
18 23 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (0.40%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 208 (3.65%) Firewall
2 118 (2.07%) WAN
3 108 (1.90%) Internet
4 94 (1.65%) DNS
5 86 (1.51%) HTTP
6 82 (1.44%) LAN
7 75 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 70 (1.23%) VPN
9 62 (1.09%) Network Security
9 62 (1.09%) SMS
10 61 (1.07%) SSL
10 61 (1.07%) Wireless
11 53 (0.93%) DHCP
12 52 (0.91%) SAN
13 43 (0.76%) Wireshark
14 41 (0.72%) BGP
15 33 (0.58%) OSPF
15 33 (0.58%) VoIP
16 31 (0.54%) Skype
17 30 (0.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 508 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 312 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
3 264 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 254 (4.46%) Big Data
5 215 (3.78%) Hadoop
6 189 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 183 (3.22%) Power BI
8 161 (2.83%) NoSQL
9 132 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 116 (2.04%) MySQL
11 102 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
12 94 (1.65%) Apache Hive
13 92 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 86 (1.51%) MongoDB
15 84 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
15 84 (1.48%) Data Mining
16 81 (1.42%) Amazon Redshift
17 70 (1.23%) Data Lake
18 53 (0.93%) HBase
18 53 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 398 (6.99%) JIRA
2 343 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 227 (3.99%) Jenkins
4 180 (3.16%) Selenium
5 103 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 92 (1.62%) TeamCity
7 83 (1.46%) Maven
8 77 (1.35%) Cucumber
9 65 (1.14%) Visual Studio
10 63 (1.11%) Subversion
10 63 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
11 62 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 62 (1.09%) SoapUI
12 57 (1.00%) WebDriver
13 55 (0.97%) JUnit
14 47 (0.83%) JMeter
14 47 (0.83%) SpecFlow
15 44 (0.77%) webpack
16 37 (0.65%) NUnit
17 36 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,480 (26.00%) Finance
2 415 (7.29%) Banking
3 330 (5.80%) Marketing
4 284 (4.99%) Retail
5 228 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 183 (3.22%) Legal
7 142 (2.49%) Front Office
8 129 (2.27%) Manufacturing
9 106 (1.86%) Investment Banking
10 63 (1.11%) Publishing
11 61 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
12 59 (1.04%) Advertising
13 57 (1.00%) Back Office
14 54 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 44 (0.77%) Law
16 41 (0.72%) Billing
17 40 (0.70%) Electronics
18 39 (0.69%) Military
19 38 (0.67%) Automotive
20 35 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,630 (28.64%) Analyst
2 1,002 (17.60%) Developer
3 600 (10.54%) Business Analyst
4 374 (6.57%) Architect
5 272 (4.78%) Data Analyst
6 229 (4.02%) Project Manager
7 225 (3.95%) Consultant
8 139 (2.44%) C# Developer
9 135 (2.37%) Java Developer
10 124 (2.18%) Test Analyst
11 122 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
12 110 (1.93%) Administrator
13 106 (1.86%) User Researcher
14 105 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
15 101 (1.77%) Designer
16 97 (1.70%) SQL Developer
17 93 (1.63%) Support Engineer
18 92 (1.62%) Tester
19 86 (1.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
20 83 (1.46%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 379 (6.66%) .NET
2 373 (6.55%) HTML
3 301 (5.29%) CSS
4 284 (4.99%) Web Services
5 194 (3.41%) AngularJS
5 194 (3.41%) XML
6 146 (2.57%) REST
7 145 (2.55%) HTML5
8 128 (2.25%) ASP.NET
9 120 (2.11%) Middleware
10 107 (1.88%) JSON
11 104 (1.83%) jQuery
12 95 (1.67%) Kafka
13 91 (1.60%) SOAP
14 86 (1.51%) Spring
15 85 (1.49%) Node.js
16 80 (1.41%) .NET Framework
17 76 (1.34%) React
18 69 (1.21%) RESTful
19 66 (1.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 403 (7.08%) User Experience
2 339 (5.96%) Computer Science
3 303 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 299 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
5 160 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 141 (2.48%) Data Centre
7 131 (2.30%) Data Structures
8 119 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 90 (1.58%) Fixed Income
10 87 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 78 (1.37%) Analytical Mindset
12 73 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 63 (1.11%) Derivative
14 61 (1.07%) Equities
15 55 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
16 54 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
17 53 (0.93%) NHS
18 50 (0.88%) Fintech
19 49 (0.86%) PMI
20 47 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 613 (10.77%) Windows
2 438 (7.70%) Linux
3 293 (5.15%) Unix
4 183 (3.22%) Windows Server
5 123 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 112 (1.97%) Windows 7
7 102 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 73 (1.28%) Apple iOS
9 55 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (0.86%) Android
12 46 (0.81%) Windows 8
13 36 (0.63%) AIX
14 31 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 31 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 24 (0.42%) Solaris
16 22 (0.39%) Mac OS X
17 18 (0.32%) CentOS
18 16 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,129 (37.40%) Problem-Solving
2 1,800 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
3 681 (11.96%) Analytics
4 672 (11.81%) Project Management
5 606 (10.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 552 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
7 514 (9.03%) Scrum
8 475 (8.35%) ITIL
9 401 (7.04%) Business Analysis
10 392 (6.89%) SDLC
11 372 (6.54%) ETL
11 372 (6.54%) Test Automation
12 363 (6.38%) Decision-Making
13 348 (6.11%) Migration
14 329 (5.78%) User Stories
15 312 (5.48%) Data Modelling
16 299 (5.25%) Change Management
17 296 (5.20%) Data Analysis
18 295 (5.18%) Continuous Integration
19 281 (4.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (20.94%) SQL
2 552 (9.70%) Java
3 517 (9.08%) Python
4 433 (7.61%) JavaScript
5 416 (7.31%) C#
6 164 (2.88%) R
7 148 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 134 (2.35%) PowerShell
9 128 (2.25%) C
10 126 (2.21%) C++
11 92 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 84 (1.48%) Scala
13 80 (1.41%) Perl
14 78 (1.37%) VBA
15 74 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 62 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 61 (1.07%) PHP
18 60 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 56 (0.98%) VB
20 42 (0.74%) ES6
Qualifications
1 744 (13.07%) Degree
2 494 (8.68%) Security Cleared
3 334 (5.87%) SC Cleared
4 133 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 115 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 92 (1.62%) ISEB
7 90 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 81 (1.42%) PMI Certification
9 74 (1.30%) CISSP
10 70 (1.23%) ISTQB
11 64 (1.12%) CCNA
12 63 (1.11%) CISM
13 62 (1.09%) Master's Degree
13 62 (1.09%) PMP
14 58 (1.02%) CCNP
15 53 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
15 53 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
16 42 (0.74%) MCSE
17 40 (0.70%) PhD
18 31 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 347 (6.10%) QA
2 205 (3.60%) Data Quality
3 140 (2.46%) PMO
4 132 (2.32%) SLA
5 96 (1.69%) GDPR
6 47 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.51%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 19 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
10 19 (0.33%) JSP 440
11 16 (0.28%) IFRS
11 16 (0.28%) MiFID
12 15 (0.26%) WCAG
13 11 (0.19%) COBIT
13 11 (0.19%) GxP
13 11 (0.19%) PSD2
14 8 (0.14%) EMIR
14 8 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 277 (4.87%) Active Directory
2 146 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (2.25%) Docker
4 75 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 55 (0.97%) XenApp
7 34 (0.60%) HDFS
8 33 (0.58%) vSphere
9 30 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (0.46%) Apache Flume
11 23 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.23%) VirtualBox
14 13 (0.23%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.19%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.18%) NFS
17 8 (0.14%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.12%) KVM
19 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 100 (1.76%) Ansible
2 99 (1.74%) SCCM
3 75 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (1.30%) Kubernetes
5 56 (0.98%) Puppet
6 39 (0.69%) Terraform
7 38 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 36 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
9 32 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 29 (0.51%) HP ALM
11 24 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
12 22 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.32%) Grafana
15 16 (0.28%) BladeLogic
15 16 (0.28%) Data Guard
16 14 (0.25%) Prometheus
17 11 (0.19%) AirWatch
17 11 (0.19%) Hadoop YARN
17 11 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 961 (16.88%) Microsoft
2 469 (8.24%) Oracle
3 301 (5.29%) SAP
4 206 (3.62%) VMware
5 201 (3.53%) Cisco
6 190 (3.34%) Tableau
7 160 (2.81%) Citrix
8 141 (2.48%) Google
9 133 (2.34%) HP
10 105 (1.84%) IBM
11 104 (1.83%) Splunk
12 100 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 95 (1.67%) Red Hat
14 85 (1.49%) Adobe
15 80 (1.41%) Workday
16 62 (1.09%) ServiceNow
17 47 (0.83%) NetApp
17 47 (0.83%) Teradata
18 44 (0.77%) CyberArk
19 42 (0.74%) Remedy