Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 34 30
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,259 5,704 5,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.50% 6.04% 6.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.49% 18.47% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 3,595 3,730
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £266
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 198 156
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.27% +4.32%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.45 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.30 £40.32 £47.45
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.03 £20.75
% change year-on-year +24.79% -13.11% +9.12%

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 24,345 30,883 30,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.45% 32.71% 33.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,624 20,341 20,138
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 959 917
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.77 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.85% - -

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +1 2,016 £500 +5.26% 527
South East +2 886 £430 +1.18% 301
North of England -7 481 £400 +2.56% 282
South West -25 339 £450 +5.88% 180
Midlands -9 292 £403 +7.33% 195
North West 0 247 £425 +13.33% 146
East of England +2 233 £400 - 151
West Midlands -1 190 £400 +9.59% 113
Yorkshire -5 172 £375 -6.25% 105
East Midlands -14 99 £425 +8.97% 82
North East +1 61 £425 +1.49% 31
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 1,523 (35.76%) Problem-Solving
2 1,209 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 1,121 (26.32%) Finance
4 927 (21.77%) SQL
5 881 (20.69%) Microsoft
6 602 (14.13%) Degree
7 597 (14.02%) Analytics
8 579 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
9 489 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
10 485 (11.39%) Windows
11 461 (10.82%) Python
12 456 (10.71%) Project Management
13 416 (9.77%) Azure
14 402 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
15 401 (9.42%) Security Cleared
16 379 (8.90%) SQL Server
17 370 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
18 365 (8.57%) ITIL
19 348 (8.17%) Java
20 346 (8.12%) Oracle
21 336 (7.89%) JavaScript
22 333 (7.82%) Decision-Making
23 332 (7.80%) DevOps
24 312 (7.33%) Scrum
25 306 (7.18%) C#
26 304 (7.14%) Migration
27 303 (7.11%) Data Analysis
28 299 (7.02%) Linux
29 288 (6.76%) Data Modelling
30 285 (6.69%) Computer Science

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
1 181 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.58%) Confluence
3 104 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 94 (2.21%) SAS
5 68 (1.60%) IIS
6 52 (1.22%) Apache
7 45 (1.06%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.61%) JBoss
9 25 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 22 (0.52%) CMS
11 22 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 20 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (0.47%) Skype for Business
13 19 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.40%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.35%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 12 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 579 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 402 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
3 252 (5.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 132 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 104 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 23 (0.54%) SPSS
8 21 (0.49%) Sketch
9 10 (0.23%) CATIA
9 10 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 10 (0.23%) PTC Creo
9 10 (0.23%) Zeplin
10 7 (0.16%) InVision
11 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 5 (0.12%) Stata
12 5 (0.12%) UserZoom
13 4 (0.094%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.094%) InfoPath
14 3 (0.070%) Figma
14 3 (0.070%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.45%) BASE24
4 19 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 17 (0.40%) SAP HCM
6 16 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 15 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.35%) SAP HR
7 15 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 11 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
9 10 (0.23%) SAP SRM
9 10 (0.23%) SessionCam
10 9 (0.21%) Eloqua
10 9 (0.21%) NetSuite
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
10 9 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 416 (9.77%) Azure
2 280 (6.57%) AWS
3 253 (5.94%) Power Platform
4 181 (4.25%) Office 365
5 79 (1.85%) SaaS
6 63 (1.48%) PaaS
7 57 (1.34%) Dynamics 365
8 55 (1.29%) GCP
9 54 (1.27%) GitHub
10 44 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 43 (1.01%) Google Analytics
12 40 (0.94%) IaaS
13 38 (0.89%) Serverless
14 32 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
15 28 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (0.63%) OneDrive
16 27 (0.63%) OpenShift
17 25 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
18 21 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
18 21 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.18%) DNS
2 77 (1.81%) Firewall
3 73 (1.71%) VPN
4 70 (1.64%) DHCP
5 69 (1.62%) WAN
6 66 (1.55%) HTTP
7 55 (1.29%) LAN
8 50 (1.17%) Internet
8 50 (1.17%) TCP/IP
9 39 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
10 37 (0.87%) Wireless
11 35 (0.82%) Network Security
12 34 (0.80%) BGP
13 31 (0.73%) Skype
14 29 (0.68%) SSL
15 25 (0.59%) HTTPS
15 25 (0.59%) MPLS
16 24 (0.56%) OSPF
17 23 (0.54%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 247 (5.80%) Power BI
3 243 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 203 (4.77%) Big Data
5 145 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 127 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 117 (2.75%) Hadoop
8 101 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 79 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 76 (1.78%) MongoDB
11 74 (1.74%) MySQL
12 70 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 63 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 62 (1.46%) Oracle Database
15 61 (1.43%) Data Mining
16 55 (1.29%) QlikView
17 49 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
17 49 (1.15%) Data Lake
18 43 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
19 39 (0.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 245 (5.75%) JIRA
2 240 (5.64%) Git (software)
3 153 (3.59%) Jenkins
4 73 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 57 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 55 (1.29%) Selenium
7 46 (1.08%) Visual Studio
8 44 (1.03%) TeamCity
9 43 (1.01%) Cucumber
10 30 (0.70%) Subversion
11 28 (0.66%) NUnit
12 26 (0.61%) JUnit
12 26 (0.61%) SpecFlow
13 22 (0.52%) Maven
14 21 (0.49%) Bitbucket
15 20 (0.47%) JMeter
15 20 (0.47%) SoapUI
16 19 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 17 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
18 16 (0.38%) GitLab
General
1 1,121 (26.32%) Finance
2 273 (6.41%) Banking
3 204 (4.79%) Marketing
4 199 (4.67%) Public Sector
5 184 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 168 (3.94%) Retail
7 127 (2.98%) Legal
8 109 (2.56%) Front Office
9 80 (1.88%) Investment Banking
10 79 (1.85%) Manufacturing
11 76 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 58 (1.36%) Publishing
13 51 (1.20%) Law
14 48 (1.13%) Financial Institution
14 48 (1.13%) Games
15 27 (0.63%) Advertising
15 27 (0.63%) Billing
16 21 (0.49%) Electronics
16 21 (0.49%) German Language
17 19 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,180 (27.71%) Analyst
2 704 (16.53%) Developer
3 404 (9.49%) Business Analyst
4 277 (6.50%) Data Analyst
5 257 (6.03%) Architect
6 188 (4.41%) Consultant
7 154 (3.62%) Project Manager
8 106 (2.49%) C# Developer
9 93 (2.18%) IT Analyst
10 87 (2.04%) Administrator
10 87 (2.04%) Support Engineer
11 84 (1.97%) Senior Developer
12 83 (1.95%) Data Engineer
12 83 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
13 81 (1.90%) Java Developer
14 79 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 78 (1.83%) Service Analyst
16 69 (1.62%) Data Scientist
17 67 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
18 65 (1.53%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (6.48%) .NET
2 267 (6.27%) HTML
3 224 (5.26%) CSS
4 173 (4.06%) AngularJS
5 165 (3.87%) React
6 158 (3.71%) Web Services
7 146 (3.43%) XML
8 108 (2.54%) JSON
9 101 (2.37%) REST
10 99 (2.32%) Kafka
11 84 (1.97%) HTML5
12 77 (1.81%) Node.js
12 77 (1.81%) RESTful
13 73 (1.71%) Middleware
14 72 (1.69%) SOAP
15 69 (1.62%) ASP.NET
16 66 (1.55%) Spring
17 64 (1.50%) Vue.js
18 59 (1.39%) .NET Framework
19 53 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 267 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
2 238 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 218 (5.12%) User Experience
4 112 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 104 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 101 (2.37%) Analytical Mindset
7 77 (1.81%) Data Centre
8 74 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 70 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 64 (1.50%) Equities
10 64 (1.50%) Hedge funds
11 62 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
12 53 (1.24%) NHS
13 51 (1.20%) Virtual Team
14 49 (1.15%) PKI
15 41 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 39 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (0.73%) Clustering
18 30 (0.70%) Derivative
18 30 (0.70%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 485 (11.39%) Windows
2 299 (7.02%) Linux
3 207 (4.86%) Unix
4 152 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 147 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 106 (2.49%) Windows 7
7 62 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (1.31%) Android
8 56 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 26 (0.61%) Solaris
12 22 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 21 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.26%) SUSE
15 9 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 6 (0.14%) CentOS
17 6 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,523 (35.76%) Problem-Solving
2 1,209 (28.39%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (14.02%) Analytics
4 489 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
5 456 (10.71%) Project Management
6 370 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 365 (8.57%) ITIL
8 333 (7.82%) Decision-Making
9 332 (7.80%) DevOps
10 312 (7.33%) Scrum
11 304 (7.14%) Migration
12 303 (7.11%) Data Analysis
13 288 (6.76%) Data Modelling
14 285 (6.69%) Computer Science
15 268 (6.29%) Business Analysis
16 253 (5.94%) SDLC
17 240 (5.64%) Visualisation
18 236 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
19 234 (5.49%) Project Delivery
20 227 (5.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 927 (21.77%) SQL
2 461 (10.82%) Python
3 348 (8.17%) Java
4 336 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 306 (7.18%) C#
6 152 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 107 (2.51%) R
8 93 (2.18%) C
9 81 (1.90%) C++
10 76 (1.78%) T-SQL
11 75 (1.76%) Shell Script
12 70 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 67 (1.57%) Perl
14 62 (1.46%) PL/SQL
15 61 (1.43%) TypeScript
16 44 (1.03%) VBA
17 36 (0.85%) VB
18 33 (0.77%) Scala
19 32 (0.75%) Java 8
20 27 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 602 (14.13%) Degree
2 401 (9.42%) Security Cleared
3 242 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 122 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 83 (1.95%) CISSP
6 79 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (1.20%) ISEB
10 50 (1.17%) CISM
11 49 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
12 46 (1.08%) Master's Degree
13 42 (0.99%) MCSE
14 40 (0.94%) PhD
15 39 (0.92%) PMI Certification
16 38 (0.89%) CIMA
17 34 (0.80%) CCNA
18 31 (0.73%) ACCA
19 28 (0.66%) CCNP
19 28 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.88%) QA
2 139 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 121 (2.84%) SLA
4 114 (2.68%) PMO
5 40 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 39 (0.92%) PCI DSS
7 33 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 32 (0.75%) GDPR
9 24 (0.56%) NIST
10 21 (0.49%) JSP 440
11 20 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 19 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (0.40%) HMG Infosec
14 12 (0.28%) SEPA
15 10 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
16 9 (0.21%) NCSC
17 8 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
17 8 (0.19%) IFRS
17 8 (0.19%) ISO 9001
18 7 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 247 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.40%) Docker
3 83 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 32 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 21 (0.49%) XenApp
10 18 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.26%) vSphere
12 10 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.19%) HDFS
14 6 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 6 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.14%) Firmware
15 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.094%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.094%) vCloud
17 3 (0.070%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 82 (1.93%) Ansible
2 75 (1.76%) Kubernetes
3 60 (1.41%) SCCM
4 47 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (0.99%) Terraform
6 41 (0.96%) Puppet
7 26 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
8 22 (0.52%) WSUS
9 18 (0.42%) SCOM
10 17 (0.40%) Control-M
11 15 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 13 (0.31%) CASB
12 13 (0.31%) Kibana
13 11 (0.26%) HP ALM
13 11 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
13 11 (0.26%) Perfmon
14 9 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
14 9 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (0.21%) logstash
14 9 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 881 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 346 (8.12%) Oracle
3 231 (5.42%) SAP
4 228 (5.35%) Tableau
5 124 (2.91%) VMware
6 109 (2.56%) Cisco
7 103 (2.42%) Google
8 90 (2.11%) HP
9 83 (1.95%) IBM
10 80 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
11 72 (1.69%) Citrix
12 55 (1.29%) ServiceNow
13 47 (1.10%) Remedy
14 45 (1.06%) Red Hat
15 42 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
16 41 (0.96%) Adobe
17 36 (0.85%) Cognos
18 34 (0.80%) Dell
18 34 (0.80%) Splunk
19 31 (0.73%) Atlassian