Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 30 30
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,918 5,290 5,730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.39% 6.16% 5.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.70% 18.27% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,674 3,280 3,780
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £632 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 141 164
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +5.16% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.07 £12.00 £10.43
90th Percentile £52.80 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year -4.88% +2.55% +5.21%

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 31,640 28,955 32,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.15% 33.73% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,961 18,933 21,754
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.09%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £634 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1,023 1,176
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.20 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +1 2,960 £494 +3.95% 737
South East +3 1,123 £425 +6.25% 330
North of England +3 809 £425 +9.68% 315
Midlands -1 502 £400 +3.23% 212
North West -6 359 £425 +13.33% 156
Yorkshire +11 320 £425 +6.25% 129
West Midlands -7 262 £400 +5.26% 128
South West -2 260 £416 +4.06% 128
East of England +6 245 £388 +6.90% 188
East Midlands +3 235 £388 -3.13% 84
North East +7 144 £425 +13.33% 30
South Coast - 1 £575 -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,250 (38.02%) Problem-Solving
2 1,669 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
3 1,615 (27.29%) Finance
4 1,381 (23.34%) SQL
5 945 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 932 (15.75%) Degree
7 838 (14.16%) Analytics
8 768 (12.98%) Project Management
9 722 (12.20%) Java
10 670 (11.32%) Windows
11 656 (11.08%) Microsoft Excel
12 645 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 613 (10.36%) Python
14 597 (10.09%) Linux
15 589 (9.95%) Oracle
16 551 (9.31%) SQL Server
17 527 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
18 510 (8.62%) ITIL
19 505 (8.53%) Security Cleared
20 503 (8.50%) Banking
21 494 (8.35%) Unix
22 485 (8.20%) Business Analysis
23 464 (7.84%) JavaScript
24 452 (7.64%) Decision-Making
25 428 (7.23%) Change Management
26 424 (7.16%) HTML
27 411 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
27 411 (6.94%) Scrum
28 405 (6.84%) C#
29 397 (6.71%) SDLC

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
1 197 (3.33%) SAS
2 180 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 145 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 116 (1.96%) Confluence
5 89 (1.50%) CMS
6 76 (1.28%) Apache
7 72 (1.22%) IIS
8 65 (1.10%) Tomcat
9 62 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
9 62 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 60 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 49 (0.83%) Skype for Business
12 42 (0.71%) JBoss
12 42 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 41 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 36 (0.61%) Jupyter
15 28 (0.47%) Apache Pig
16 27 (0.46%) Mule
17 24 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
18 23 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 656 (11.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 411 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
3 236 (3.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 173 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 105 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 67 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 22 (0.37%) SPSS
9 19 (0.32%) InVision
10 17 (0.29%) UserZoom
11 10 (0.17%) Stata
12 7 (0.12%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
15 4 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
15 4 (0.068%) Windchill
16 3 (0.051%) InDesign
16 3 (0.051%) Weka
17 2 (0.034%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 41 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 39 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.34%) Sonata
5 17 (0.29%) Magento
6 16 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (0.27%) Workday HCM
7 15 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 13 (0.22%) Eloqua
8 13 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
9 12 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 11 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 9 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
11 9 (0.15%) SAP CO
11 9 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 9 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 9 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.14%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 307 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 287 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 141 (2.38%) Office 365
4 113 (1.91%) Google Analytics
5 94 (1.59%) PaaS
6 86 (1.45%) SaaS
7 80 (1.35%) GitHub
8 66 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 63 (1.06%) IaaS
10 56 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
11 47 (0.79%) Amazon S3
12 40 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 35 (0.59%) Serverless
13 35 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (0.57%) Route 53
15 33 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
16 32 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
16 32 (0.54%) OpenShift
17 27 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 24 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 161 (2.72%) Firewall
2 120 (2.03%) TCP/IP
3 117 (1.98%) Internet
4 101 (1.71%) WAN
5 93 (1.57%) SMS
6 89 (1.50%) VPN
7 80 (1.35%) LAN
8 68 (1.15%) DNS
9 63 (1.06%) HTTP
10 58 (0.98%) Network Security
11 56 (0.95%) Wireless
12 51 (0.86%) SAN
13 41 (0.69%) Skype
14 40 (0.68%) FTP
15 39 (0.66%) DHCP
16 38 (0.64%) SSL
17 36 (0.61%) VoIP
18 34 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
19 30 (0.51%) IPsec
20 29 (0.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 315 (5.32%) Big Data
3 308 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 308 (5.20%) Relational Database
4 199 (3.36%) Hadoop
5 169 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 136 (2.30%) Power BI
7 131 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 111 (1.88%) Data Mining
9 106 (1.79%) NoSQL
10 100 (1.69%) MySQL
11 98 (1.66%) QlikView
12 95 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
13 85 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 84 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 80 (1.35%) HBase
15 80 (1.35%) MongoDB
16 76 (1.28%) Apache Hive
16 76 (1.28%) RDBMS
17 62 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 311 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 303 (5.12%) JIRA
3 286 (4.83%) Git (software)
4 86 (1.45%) Selenium
5 74 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 69 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 66 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 64 (1.08%) Subversion
9 60 (1.01%) JUnit
10 54 (0.91%) Cucumber
11 53 (0.90%) Maven
12 39 (0.66%) JMeter
13 38 (0.64%) Axure RP
14 35 (0.59%) SpecFlow
15 34 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 32 (0.54%) WebDriver
17 27 (0.46%) Eclipse
17 27 (0.46%) SoapUI
18 23 (0.39%) RStudio
19 22 (0.37%) Appium
General
1 1,615 (27.29%) Finance
2 503 (8.50%) Banking
3 343 (5.80%) Marketing
4 272 (4.60%) Retail
5 261 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 256 (4.33%) Front Office
7 227 (3.84%) Legal
8 146 (2.47%) Investment Banking
9 105 (1.77%) Manufacturing
10 77 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 76 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 64 (1.08%) Games
13 55 (0.93%) Billing
14 54 (0.91%) Advertising
15 50 (0.84%) Law
16 49 (0.83%) Back Office
17 46 (0.78%) German Language
18 39 (0.66%) Electronics
18 39 (0.66%) Publishing
19 38 (0.64%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,736 (29.33%) Analyst
2 1,028 (17.37%) Developer
3 655 (11.07%) Business Analyst
4 337 (5.69%) Architect
5 296 (5.00%) Consultant
6 281 (4.75%) Project Manager
7 280 (4.73%) Data Analyst
8 174 (2.94%) Java Developer
9 172 (2.91%) C# Developer
10 144 (2.43%) User Researcher
11 133 (2.25%) DevOps Engineer
12 130 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
13 124 (2.10%) Support Analyst
14 108 (1.82%) Administrator
15 100 (1.69%) Data Scientist
16 86 (1.45%) Systems Analyst
17 85 (1.44%) Service Analyst
18 84 (1.42%) IT Analyst
19 83 (1.40%) SQL Developer
20 79 (1.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (7.16%) HTML
2 372 (6.29%) .NET
3 288 (4.87%) CSS
4 236 (3.99%) Web Services
5 191 (3.23%) HTML5
6 186 (3.14%) XML
7 178 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 127 (2.15%) jQuery
9 126 (2.13%) Node.js
10 118 (1.99%) REST
11 115 (1.94%) JSON
12 110 (1.86%) ASP.NET
12 110 (1.86%) Spring
13 101 (1.71%) SOAP
14 98 (1.66%) RESTful
15 91 (1.54%) React
16 88 (1.49%) Middleware
17 81 (1.37%) CSS3
18 72 (1.22%) Kafka
19 60 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 368 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 356 (6.02%) User Experience
3 355 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 256 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 145 (2.45%) Algorithms
6 132 (2.23%) Data Structures
7 109 (1.84%) Data Centre
8 106 (1.79%) Derivative
9 88 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 87 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 86 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 84 (1.42%) Mobile App
13 79 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 72 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
15 71 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
15 71 (1.20%) NHS
16 65 (1.10%) Fintech
17 62 (1.05%) Credit Risk
18 58 (0.98%) PMI
19 55 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 670 (11.32%) Windows
2 597 (10.09%) Linux
3 494 (8.35%) Unix
4 163 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 129 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 124 (2.10%) Android
7 123 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 118 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 101 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 94 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 91 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 57 (0.96%) Solaris
13 52 (0.88%) AIX
14 35 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (0.51%) HPUX
16 28 (0.47%) VMS
17 27 (0.46%) CentOS
18 25 (0.42%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.41%) Windows 8
20 17 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,250 (38.02%) Problem-Solving
2 1,669 (28.20%) Agile Software Development
3 838 (14.16%) Analytics
4 768 (12.98%) Project Management
5 645 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 527 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
7 510 (8.62%) ITIL
8 485 (8.20%) Business Analysis
9 452 (7.64%) Decision-Making
10 428 (7.23%) Change Management
11 411 (6.94%) Scrum
12 397 (6.71%) SDLC
13 393 (6.64%) Data Analysis
14 346 (5.85%) DevOps
15 342 (5.78%) Migration
16 318 (5.37%) Visualisation
17 312 (5.27%) Data Modelling
18 290 (4.90%) Analytical Thinking
19 278 (4.70%) Risk Management
20 276 (4.66%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1,381 (23.34%) SQL
2 722 (12.20%) Java
3 613 (10.36%) Python
4 464 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 405 (6.84%) C#
6 218 (3.68%) R
7 157 (2.65%) T-SQL
8 156 (2.64%) C++
9 146 (2.47%) Perl
10 138 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 135 (2.28%) VBA
12 115 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 105 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 103 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 96 (1.62%) C
16 89 (1.50%) PHP
17 78 (1.32%) Ruby
18 58 (0.98%) Scala
19 48 (0.81%) Java 8
20 34 (0.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 932 (15.75%) Degree
2 505 (8.53%) Security Cleared
3 360 (6.08%) SC Cleared
4 120 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 97 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 92 (1.55%) CISSP
7 88 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 79 (1.33%) ISEB
9 75 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 74 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 70 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
12 69 (1.17%) Master's Degree
13 66 (1.12%) PMP
14 63 (1.06%) MCSE
15 60 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
16 51 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
17 49 (0.83%) CCNP
18 48 (0.81%) PhD
19 42 (0.71%) CISM
20 38 (0.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (4.95%) QA
2 220 (3.72%) Data Quality
3 173 (2.92%) GDPR
4 145 (2.45%) SLA
5 123 (2.08%) PMO
6 57 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
8 25 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.29%) EMIR
11 16 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 16 (0.27%) MiFID
12 15 (0.25%) GCP
13 13 (0.22%) IFRS
14 10 (0.17%) GxP
15 9 (0.15%) CESG Infosec
15 9 (0.15%) COBIT
15 9 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 7 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 232 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 159 (2.69%) Docker
3 137 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 41 (0.69%) XenApp
7 37 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (0.41%) HDFS
9 22 (0.37%) vSphere
10 20 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 19 (0.32%) VirtualBox
12 17 (0.29%) Apache Flume
13 14 (0.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 14 (0.24%) RACF
13 14 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (0.19%) NFS
15 10 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
16 9 (0.15%) KVM
16 9 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
16 9 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 119 (2.01%) Ansible
2 86 (1.45%) SCCM
3 84 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (1.33%) Puppet
5 69 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 50 (0.84%) Terraform
7 40 (0.68%) SCOM
8 35 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 33 (0.56%) HP ALM
10 30 (0.51%) Tivoli
11 28 (0.47%) Kibana
12 27 (0.46%) BladeLogic
13 24 (0.41%) Grafana
13 24 (0.41%) logstash
14 23 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
15 20 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
16 18 (0.30%) Packer
17 17 (0.29%) Prometheus
18 16 (0.27%) Fluentd
18 16 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 945 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 589 (9.95%) Oracle
3 245 (4.14%) SAP
4 228 (3.85%) Tableau
5 202 (3.41%) Google
6 179 (3.02%) VMware
7 155 (2.62%) IBM
8 151 (2.55%) HP
9 149 (2.52%) Cisco
10 138 (2.33%) Adobe
11 133 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
12 122 (2.06%) Citrix
13 108 (1.82%) ServiceNow
14 95 (1.61%) Red Hat
15 90 (1.52%) Splunk
16 68 (1.15%) Informatica
17 56 (0.95%) NetApp
18 55 (0.93%) Cognos
19 53 (0.90%) Atlassian
20 47 (0.79%) Workday