Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1,966 4,675 5,861
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.18% 5.63% 6.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.28% 17.62% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,261 2,873 3,732
Median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 160 202
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.56% +13.89% -18.18%
10th Percentile £14.31 £11.22 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.19 £50.10 £42.95
UK median hourly rate £32.29 £20.25 £18.22
% change year-on-year +59.46% +11.14% -17.18%

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 10,754 26,527 31,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.82% 31.93% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,834 17,122 20,204
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 945 967
Median hourly rate £32.65 £20.86 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.53% -3.00% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.62 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.85
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +53.66% -3.87% +6.63%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in England.

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in England

Analytical Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytical Skills in England over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 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 +10 1,098 £500 +3.09% 147
South East 0 308 £446 +5.01% 68
North of England 0 197 £375 -6.25% 98
Midlands +4 129 £425 +6.25% 79
South West -13 116 £448 +2.73% 49
North West +4 114 £351 -17.35% 54
East of England +4 94 £433 +4.85% 51
West Midlands +7 82 £433 +2.98% 60
Yorkshire +4 66 £375 - 24
East Midlands +6 44 £401 +7.00% 19
North East -6 17 £441 +10.31% 20
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 698 (35.50%) Problem-Solving
2 569 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (23.45%) Finance
4 412 (20.96%) Microsoft
5 383 (19.48%) SQL
6 352 (17.90%) Security Cleared
7 299 (15.21%) SC Cleared
8 282 (14.34%) Python
9 265 (13.48%) Degree
10 264 (13.43%) Windows
11 251 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
12 240 (12.21%) Analytics
13 234 (11.90%) Azure
14 232 (11.80%) Decision-Making
15 217 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
16 204 (10.38%) Java
17 199 (10.12%) Linux
18 198 (10.07%) Public Sector
19 197 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
20 179 (9.10%) Scrum
21 172 (8.75%) AWS
22 171 (8.70%) Project Management
23 168 (8.55%) Oracle
24 160 (8.14%) SQL Server
25 158 (8.04%) DevOps
26 157 (7.99%) Management Information System
26 157 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
27 154 (7.83%) Migration
28 149 (7.58%) Risk Management
29 146 (7.43%) JavaScript

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 67 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 54 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 48 (2.44%) Confluence
4 41 (2.09%) SAS
5 40 (2.03%) IIS
6 32 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 23 (1.17%) Apache
9 22 (1.12%) Skype for Business
10 17 (0.86%) CMS
10 17 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (0.41%) JBoss
14 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
16 5 (0.25%) Jupyter
16 5 (0.25%) NetWeaver
16 5 (0.25%) WordPress
17 4 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 251 (12.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 157 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (3.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 41 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 38 (1.93%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.71%) SPSS
8 4 (0.20%) InVision
8 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.15%) Simulink
9 3 (0.15%) Sketch
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe XD
11 1 (0.051%) Figma
11 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.051%) Stata
11 1 (0.051%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.051%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.41%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.31%) SAP SRM
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.20%) BASE24
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.20%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.20%) Maximo
8 4 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.20%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 4 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.20%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 234 (11.90%) Azure
2 172 (8.75%) AWS
3 110 (5.60%) Power Platform
4 84 (4.27%) Office 365
5 43 (2.19%) GCP
6 36 (1.83%) SaaS
7 33 (1.68%) PaaS
8 30 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (1.37%) Google Analytics
10 22 (1.12%) OneDrive
11 20 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
14 14 (0.71%) IaaS
15 12 (0.61%) Yammer
16 11 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 11 (0.56%) Google Tag Manager
17 10 (0.51%) GitHub
18 9 (0.46%) Amazon S3
18 9 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (3.66%) DNS
2 62 (3.15%) DHCP
3 55 (2.80%) Firewall
4 39 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.73%) Skype
6 29 (1.48%) WAN
7 28 (1.42%) Internet
8 27 (1.37%) HTTP
8 27 (1.37%) LAN
9 25 (1.27%) SAN
9 25 (1.27%) VPN
10 23 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (1.02%) Network Security
12 18 (0.92%) HTTPS
13 17 (0.86%) IPv4
14 15 (0.76%) Wireless
15 14 (0.71%) MPLS
15 14 (0.71%) SNMP
16 12 (0.61%) SSL
17 11 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.54%) Power BI
3 105 (5.34%) Big Data
4 94 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 53 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 46 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 38 (1.93%) Data Mining
11 33 (1.68%) MySQL
12 28 (1.42%) Data Lake
13 25 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 24 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (1.17%) MongoDB
15 23 (1.17%) QlikView
16 22 (1.12%) Apache Hive
17 20 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
18 18 (0.92%) Oracle Database
18 18 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 93 (4.73%) Git (software)
2 86 (4.37%) JIRA
3 63 (3.20%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.37%) JMeter
5 25 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 23 (1.17%) Selenium
7 19 (0.97%) GitLab
8 16 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 16 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
9 15 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.66%) NeoLoad
10 13 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.61%) eggPlant
11 12 (0.61%) LoadUI
11 12 (0.61%) Maven
11 12 (0.61%) Postman
12 10 (0.51%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.51%) SpecFlow
12 10 (0.51%) webpack
13 9 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 461 (23.45%) Finance
2 198 (10.07%) Public Sector
3 138 (7.02%) Banking
4 97 (4.93%) Marketing
5 73 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 71 (3.61%) Front Office
7 58 (2.95%) Legal
8 56 (2.85%) Investment Banking
8 56 (2.85%) Law
9 51 (2.59%) Retail
10 41 (2.09%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.22%) Electronics
12 20 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.97%) German Language
14 16 (0.81%) Advertising
14 16 (0.81%) French Language
14 16 (0.81%) Publishing
15 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.66%) Billing
16 13 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 446 (22.69%) Analyst
2 373 (18.97%) Developer
3 158 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 120 (6.10%) Architect
5 95 (4.83%) Consultant
6 86 (4.37%) Project Manager
7 83 (4.22%) Data Analyst
8 61 (3.10%) Java Developer
9 48 (2.44%) Data Engineer
10 43 (2.19%) Senior Developer
11 42 (2.14%) C# Developer
12 40 (2.03%) Data Scientist
12 40 (2.03%) Software Engineer
13 35 (1.78%) .NET Developer
13 35 (1.78%) Python Developer
14 34 (1.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 34 (1.73%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (1.73%) SQL Developer
15 33 (1.68%) Designer
16 32 (1.63%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (5.09%) .NET
1 100 (5.09%) HTML
1 100 (5.09%) Web Services
2 69 (3.51%) React
3 68 (3.46%) AngularJS
4 61 (3.10%) CSS
4 61 (3.10%) Node.js
5 59 (3.00%) REST
6 47 (2.39%) Kafka
7 36 (1.83%) XML
8 35 (1.78%) Middleware
9 31 (1.58%) jQuery
10 29 (1.48%) .NET Framework
10 29 (1.48%) HTML5
11 26 (1.32%) RESTful
12 24 (1.22%) Pandas
13 23 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
14 22 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (1.07%) Entity Framework
15 21 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 157 (7.99%) Management Information System
2 132 (6.71%) Self-Motivation
3 85 (4.32%) User Experience
4 54 (2.75%) Algorithms
5 51 (2.59%) Analytical Mindset
6 48 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 47 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 46 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 39 (1.98%) NHS
10 31 (1.58%) FMCG
11 29 (1.48%) Fixed Income
12 25 (1.27%) Mobile App
13 24 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
13 24 (1.22%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.02%) Reference Data
15 18 (0.92%) PKI
16 17 (0.86%) Taxonomies
17 16 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
17 16 (0.81%) Public Cloud
18 15 (0.76%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 264 (13.43%) Windows
2 199 (10.12%) Linux
3 89 (4.53%) Windows Server
4 85 (4.32%) Unix
5 66 (3.36%) Windows 10
6 41 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 30 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 30 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.42%) Android
9 28 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 18 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 9 (0.46%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.41%) CentOS
14 6 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.25%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2019
17 3 (0.15%) AIX
18 2 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 698 (35.50%) Problem-Solving
2 569 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
3 240 (12.21%) Analytics
4 232 (11.80%) Decision-Making
5 217 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
6 197 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 179 (9.10%) Scrum
8 171 (8.70%) Project Management
9 158 (8.04%) DevOps
10 154 (7.83%) Migration
11 149 (7.58%) Risk Management
12 139 (7.07%) ITIL
13 130 (6.61%) Data Modelling
14 119 (6.05%) Computer Science
15 113 (5.75%) Software Engineering
16 106 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
16 106 (5.39%) Project Delivery
17 104 (5.29%) Visualisation
18 102 (5.19%) Data Analysis
18 102 (5.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 383 (19.48%) SQL
2 282 (14.34%) Python
3 204 (10.38%) Java
4 146 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 128 (6.51%) C#
6 87 (4.43%) PowerShell
7 66 (3.36%) R
8 60 (3.05%) C
9 54 (2.75%) Bash Shell
10 44 (2.24%) TypeScript
11 41 (2.09%) Scala
11 41 (2.09%) Shell Script
12 40 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 39 (1.98%) VBA
14 38 (1.93%) C++
15 32 (1.63%) Perl
15 32 (1.63%) PHP
16 21 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.92%) VB
18 17 (0.86%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 352 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 299 (15.21%) SC Cleared
3 265 (13.48%) Degree
4 46 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 42 (2.14%) CISSP
7 37 (1.88%) Master's Degree
8 34 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.22%) CCNP
11 22 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 21 (1.07%) CISA
12 21 (1.07%) ISEB
13 19 (0.97%) CISM
14 18 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.81%) GIAC
16 15 (0.76%) CCNA
16 15 (0.76%) MCSE
17 13 (0.66%) ISTQB
18 12 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.53%) QA
2 50 (2.54%) Data Quality
3 38 (1.93%) SLA
4 35 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.37%) PMO
6 22 (1.12%) GDPR
7 20 (1.02%) NIST
8 19 (0.97%) NCSC
9 18 (0.92%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.81%) COBIT
11 12 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
12 10 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 6 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
16 5 (0.25%) GxP
17 4 (0.20%) GMP
17 4 (0.20%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 136 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 59 (3.00%) Docker
2 59 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.76%) XenApp
6 13 (0.66%) vSphere
7 12 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.36%) HDFS
9 6 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.25%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.20%) NFS
12 3 (0.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.15%) Samba
12 3 (0.15%) vCloud
12 3 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 74 (3.76%) Kubernetes
2 58 (2.95%) Terraform
3 33 (1.68%) Ansible
4 26 (1.32%) SCCM
5 25 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 19 (0.97%) Puppet
7 16 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.76%) SCOM
9 13 (0.66%) Kibana
9 13 (0.66%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.61%) Netcool
10 12 (0.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (0.51%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.51%) WSUS
12 9 (0.46%) logstash
12 9 (0.46%) Nagios
13 7 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
13 7 (0.36%) Grafana
13 7 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 412 (20.96%) Microsoft
2 168 (8.55%) Oracle
3 107 (5.44%) SAP
4 81 (4.12%) VMware
5 66 (3.36%) Google
6 56 (2.85%) ServiceNow
7 51 (2.59%) Tableau
8 50 (2.54%) HP
9 43 (2.19%) Cisco
10 40 (2.03%) Splunk
11 37 (1.88%) Databricks
12 32 (1.63%) Citrix
12 32 (1.63%) IBM
13 31 (1.58%) Red Hat
14 29 (1.48%) Dell
15 26 (1.32%) Remedy
15 26 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.97%) StreamSets
17 18 (0.92%) Informatica
17 18 (0.92%) SolarWinds