Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,690 5,367 5,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.22% 6.36% 5.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.25% 18.48% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,551 3,323 3,704
England median daily rate £433 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 133 168
England median hourly rate £18.06 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.90% +12.85% +5.38%
10th Percentile £10.90 £12.07 £11.03
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £47.42
UK median hourly rate £18.51 £22.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -15.89% +11.42% +3.92%

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 31,178 29,037 33,308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.06% 34.40% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,545 18,943 22,126
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.28%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £669 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1,009 1,101
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +13.51%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -7 2,779 £490 +2.08% 673
South East -2 1,101 £412 +3.00% 312
North of England +5 815 £420 +5.00% 322
Midlands -3 499 £379 +1.07% 184
North West -1 370 £425 +6.25% 176
Yorkshire +5 310 £425 +9.68% 115
West Midlands -7 270 £388 +7.64% 113
South West -5 245 £425 +6.25% 161
East of England 0 237 £400 +1.27% 129
East Midlands +8 228 £375 -6.25% 71
North East +19 154 £400 - 31
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 2,214 (38.91%) Problem-Solving
2 1,718 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 1,549 (27.22%) Finance
4 1,253 (22.02%) SQL
5 903 (15.87%) Microsoft
6 840 (14.76%) Degree
7 760 (13.36%) Analytics
8 698 (12.27%) Project Management
9 642 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 640 (11.25%) Java
10 640 (11.25%) Windows
11 589 (10.35%) Microsoft Excel
12 574 (10.09%) Linux
13 556 (9.77%) Oracle
14 539 (9.47%) Python
15 527 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
16 512 (9.00%) Security Cleared
17 505 (8.88%) SQL Server
18 488 (8.58%) ITIL
19 478 (8.40%) Banking
20 451 (7.93%) JavaScript
21 450 (7.91%) Decision-Making
22 442 (7.77%) Scrum
23 441 (7.75%) Business Analysis
24 437 (7.68%) Unix
25 420 (7.38%) HTML
26 409 (7.19%) Change Management
27 402 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
28 393 (6.91%) C#
29 388 (6.82%) User Experience

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
1 180 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 172 (3.02%) SAS
3 144 (2.53%) Apache Spark
4 136 (2.39%) Confluence
5 74 (1.30%) CMS
6 73 (1.28%) Apache
6 73 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 58 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 58 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 57 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 53 (0.93%) JBoss
10 51 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 48 (0.84%) IIS
12 38 (0.67%) Skype for Business
13 29 (0.51%) Jupyter
14 27 (0.47%) Mule
15 25 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 25 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
16 24 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
17 23 (0.40%) nginx
Applications
1 589 (10.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 402 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
3 227 (3.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 153 (2.69%) MS Visio
5 99 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
6 46 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.44%) InVision
9 23 (0.40%) UserZoom
10 21 (0.37%) SPSS
11 11 (0.19%) Stata
12 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.14%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.070%) Windchill
15 3 (0.053%) InDesign
15 3 (0.053%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 3 (0.053%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
16 2 (0.035%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 38 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 30 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (0.37%) Sonata
5 17 (0.30%) Magento
6 14 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 13 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 11 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 11 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 11 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 11 (0.19%) SAP HR
9 10 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 10 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
10 9 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.16%) SAP HCM
10 9 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
11 8 (0.14%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 313 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 307 (5.40%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (2.53%) Office 365
4 95 (1.67%) PaaS
5 91 (1.60%) SaaS
6 88 (1.55%) GitHub
7 85 (1.49%) Google Analytics
8 65 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 61 (1.07%) IaaS
10 54 (0.95%) Amazon S3
11 49 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
12 42 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
13 36 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
14 32 (0.56%) Serverless
15 30 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (0.47%) Heroku
17 25 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.44%) Datadog
17 25 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 162 (2.85%) Firewall
2 117 (2.06%) WAN
3 109 (1.92%) SMS
4 99 (1.74%) Internet
5 97 (1.70%) TCP/IP
6 89 (1.56%) VPN
7 82 (1.44%) LAN
8 74 (1.30%) DNS
9 70 (1.23%) HTTP
10 67 (1.18%) Network Security
11 58 (1.02%) Wireless
12 52 (0.91%) SAN
13 49 (0.86%) DHCP
14 44 (0.77%) SSL
15 41 (0.72%) IPsec
16 37 (0.65%) VoIP
17 35 (0.62%) BGP
18 34 (0.60%) FTP
19 32 (0.56%) OSPF
20 28 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 314 (5.52%) Big Data
3 308 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 259 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 206 (3.62%) Hadoop
6 164 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 142 (2.50%) Power BI
8 132 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 115 (2.02%) NoSQL
10 95 (1.67%) MySQL
11 93 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 87 (1.53%) Data Mining
13 86 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
14 84 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 81 (1.42%) HBase
15 81 (1.42%) QlikView
16 79 (1.39%) Apache Hive
17 78 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
18 75 (1.32%) Oracle Database
19 73 (1.28%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 348 (6.12%) JIRA
2 311 (5.47%) Git (software)
3 265 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 98 (1.72%) Selenium
5 82 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 66 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 56 (0.98%) Maven
8 54 (0.95%) JUnit
9 51 (0.90%) Subversion
10 50 (0.88%) Cucumber
10 50 (0.88%) TeamCity
11 45 (0.79%) Axure RP
12 43 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 42 (0.74%) webpack
14 41 (0.72%) JMeter
14 41 (0.72%) SpecFlow
15 38 (0.67%) Eclipse
16 35 (0.62%) Bitbucket
16 35 (0.62%) WebDriver
17 27 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 1,549 (27.22%) Finance
2 478 (8.40%) Banking
3 360 (6.33%) Marketing
4 301 (5.29%) Retail
5 229 (4.02%) Telecoms
6 197 (3.46%) Front Office
7 192 (3.37%) Legal
8 130 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 119 (2.09%) Manufacturing
10 74 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 63 (1.11%) Financial Institution
12 62 (1.09%) Advertising
13 61 (1.07%) Games
14 53 (0.93%) Law
15 50 (0.88%) Back Office
16 49 (0.86%) Billing
17 43 (0.76%) Electronics
18 40 (0.70%) French Language
18 40 (0.70%) Retail Banking
19 34 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,595 (28.03%) Analyst
2 1,002 (17.61%) Developer
3 615 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 331 (5.82%) Architect
5 251 (4.41%) Consultant
6 244 (4.29%) Project Manager
7 241 (4.24%) Data Analyst
8 173 (3.04%) C# Developer
9 154 (2.71%) Java Developer
10 148 (2.60%) User Researcher
11 134 (2.36%) Administrator
12 109 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
13 99 (1.74%) DevOps Engineer
14 95 (1.67%) Designer
15 93 (1.63%) Support Analyst
16 88 (1.55%) Data Engineer
17 79 (1.39%) Data Scientist
18 76 (1.34%) Systems Analyst
18 76 (1.34%) Test Analyst
19 75 (1.32%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (7.38%) HTML
2 368 (6.47%) .NET
3 295 (5.18%) CSS
4 213 (3.74%) Web Services
5 188 (3.30%) AngularJS
6 186 (3.27%) XML
7 184 (3.23%) HTML5
8 125 (2.20%) jQuery
9 121 (2.13%) ASP.NET
10 115 (2.02%) Middleware
11 111 (1.95%) REST
12 106 (1.86%) Node.js
13 97 (1.70%) RESTful
13 97 (1.70%) Spring
14 94 (1.65%) Kafka
15 84 (1.48%) React
16 82 (1.44%) JSON
17 77 (1.35%) SOAP
18 74 (1.30%) CSS3
19 68 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 388 (6.82%) User Experience
2 346 (6.08%) Computer Science
3 327 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 263 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
5 160 (2.81%) Algorithms
6 138 (2.43%) Data Structures
7 126 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 106 (1.86%) Virtual Team
9 92 (1.62%) Derivative
10 76 (1.34%) Fixed Income
11 74 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 71 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 70 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 67 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
15 64 (1.12%) Analytical Mindset
16 60 (1.05%) Hedge funds
17 59 (1.04%) Credit Risk
18 54 (0.95%) NHS
19 49 (0.86%) PMI
20 47 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 640 (11.25%) Windows
2 574 (10.09%) Linux
3 437 (7.68%) Unix
4 179 (3.15%) Windows Server
5 126 (2.21%) Windows 10
6 121 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 119 (2.09%) Apple iOS
8 114 (2.00%) Android
9 106 (1.86%) Windows 7
10 81 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 62 (1.09%) AIX
13 56 (0.98%) Solaris
14 34 (0.60%) CentOS
15 30 (0.53%) HPUX
16 27 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (0.46%) VMS
17 26 (0.46%) Windows 8
18 24 (0.42%) Windows XP
19 19 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,214 (38.91%) Problem-Solving
2 1,718 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
3 760 (13.36%) Analytics
4 698 (12.27%) Project Management
5 642 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 527 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
7 488 (8.58%) ITIL
8 450 (7.91%) Decision-Making
9 442 (7.77%) Scrum
10 441 (7.75%) Business Analysis
11 409 (7.19%) Change Management
12 374 (6.57%) SDLC
13 362 (6.36%) Migration
14 346 (6.08%) Data Analysis
15 322 (5.66%) Data Modelling
16 319 (5.61%) DevOps
17 298 (5.24%) Visualisation
18 291 (5.11%) ETL
19 283 (4.97%) Test Automation
20 266 (4.67%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1,253 (22.02%) SQL
2 640 (11.25%) Java
3 539 (9.47%) Python
4 451 (7.93%) JavaScript
5 393 (6.91%) C#
6 196 (3.44%) R
7 144 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 124 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 117 (2.06%) Perl
10 107 (1.88%) C
11 103 (1.81%) C++
12 102 (1.79%) VBA
13 95 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 95 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 94 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 76 (1.34%) PHP
16 75 (1.32%) Scala
17 50 (0.88%) Ruby
18 48 (0.84%) VB
19 47 (0.83%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 840 (14.76%) Degree
2 512 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 374 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 130 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 94 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (1.56%) ISEB
7 84 (1.48%) PMI Certification
8 83 (1.46%) CISSP
9 79 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 74 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 63 (1.11%) PMP
12 59 (1.04%) CCNP
13 56 (0.98%) MCSE
14 52 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 51 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
16 49 (0.86%) Master's Degree
17 47 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 46 (0.81%) CISM
19 43 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
20 40 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (5.06%) QA
2 210 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 153 (2.69%) SLA
4 132 (2.32%) GDPR
5 109 (1.92%) PMO
6 37 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.37%) GCP
7 21 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 15 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 14 (0.25%) IFRS
11 12 (0.21%) GxP
11 12 (0.21%) MiFID
12 10 (0.18%) COBIT
12 10 (0.18%) EMIR
13 8 (0.14%) WCAG
14 5 (0.088%) Dodd-Frank
14 5 (0.088%) GAAP
14 5 (0.088%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.070%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 217 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 150 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (2.30%) Docker
4 72 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 58 (1.02%) XenApp
6 39 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (0.54%) HDFS
9 27 (0.47%) vSphere
10 26 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.39%) VirtualBox
12 21 (0.37%) Apache Flume
13 15 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 15 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 14 (0.25%) RACF
15 10 (0.18%) NFS
15 10 (0.18%) Xen
16 9 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
17 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 110 (1.93%) Ansible
2 100 (1.76%) SCCM
3 89 (1.56%) Puppet
4 86 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 46 (0.81%) Terraform
7 38 (0.67%) SCOM
8 37 (0.65%) HP ALM
8 37 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 30 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (0.46%) BladeLogic
11 23 (0.40%) Tivoli
12 21 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
12 21 (0.37%) Kibana
12 21 (0.37%) Packer
13 20 (0.35%) Control-M
13 20 (0.35%) logstash
14 19 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
14 19 (0.33%) Grafana
15 18 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 903 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 556 (9.77%) Oracle
3 260 (4.57%) SAP
4 202 (3.55%) Tableau
5 195 (3.43%) VMware
6 188 (3.30%) Cisco
7 176 (3.09%) Google
8 164 (2.88%) HP
9 153 (2.69%) Citrix
10 147 (2.58%) IBM
11 135 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
12 123 (2.16%) Adobe
13 110 (1.93%) Red Hat
14 104 (1.83%) ServiceNow
15 95 (1.67%) Splunk
16 70 (1.23%) Informatica
17 58 (1.02%) Atlassian
18 48 (0.84%) Alteryx
19 44 (0.77%) F5
20 43 (0.76%) NetApp