Period
to 24 October 2021

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 October 2021 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 37 41
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,312 1,500 4,132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.41% 5.49% 5.36%
As % of the General category 11.98% 10.30% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,782 950 2,498
10th Percentile £280 £250 £250
25th Percentile £400 £352 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%
75th Percentile £613 £559 £550
90th Percentile £738 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 66 176
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.88 £11.53
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £15.30
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -18.00% +13.64% +22.22%
75th Percentile £44.50 £41.35 £37.72
90th Percentile £55.45 £46.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.28 £25.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -18.88% +18.92% +16.79%

Analytical Skills is in the General 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 common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 35,995 14,566 39,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.53% 53.28% 51.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,658 10,010 25,978
10th Percentile £306 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £381 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £520 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,234 485 1,345
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.68 £11.16
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +17.65% +1.08%
75th Percentile £41.80 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.93 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -13.64% +17.36% +4.14%

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 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021.

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 October 2021. 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 +14 2,343 £550 +10.00% 582
South East +14 602 £475 +11.76% 223
North of England +24 440 £450 +12.50% 305
Midlands +5 322 £438 +6.06% 217
North West +23 275 £450 +18.11% 170
West Midlands +7 243 £425 +2.10% 144
South West +7 195 £450 -5.26% 125
East of England -15 147 £370 -1.33% 124
Yorkshire +17 144 £450 +5.88% 104
East Midlands -4 77 £440 +23.94% 72
North East +1 24 £325 -23.53% 31
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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 2,184 (50.65%) Social Skills
2 1,582 (36.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1,403 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
4 1,202 (27.88%) Finance
5 1,042 (24.17%) SQL
6 670 (15.54%) Analytics
7 654 (15.17%) Microsoft
8 610 (14.15%) Python
9 593 (13.75%) Degree
10 571 (13.24%) Azure
11 557 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
12 520 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 506 (11.73%) Project Management
14 479 (11.11%) Java
15 453 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
16 438 (10.16%) DevOps
17 437 (10.13%) Decision-Making
18 411 (9.53%) Scrum
19 400 (9.28%) Oracle
20 397 (9.21%) AWS
21 395 (9.16%) Windows
22 388 (9.00%) Data Analysis
23 387 (8.97%) Data Modelling
24 366 (8.49%) Visualisation
25 360 (8.35%) JIRA
26 353 (8.19%) Public Sector
27 341 (7.91%) SQL Server
28 339 (7.86%) Security Cleared
28 339 (7.86%) Power Platform
29 335 (7.77%) Banking

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
1 178 (4.13%) Confluence
2 134 (3.11%) Apache Spark
3 126 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 81 (1.88%) SAS
5 60 (1.39%) Apache
6 29 (0.67%) CMS
7 24 (0.56%) Jupyter
8 23 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 22 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
9 22 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 21 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 19 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.39%) JBoss
13 16 (0.37%) IIS
14 15 (0.35%) IBM Notes
15 12 (0.28%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 11 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
17 10 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 453 (10.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 270 (6.26%) Microsoft Office
3 196 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 109 (2.53%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
6 45 (1.04%) Microsoft Project
7 26 (0.60%) Sketch
8 22 (0.51%) SPSS
9 17 (0.39%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.30%) InVision
11 12 (0.28%) Figma
12 11 (0.26%) Stata
12 11 (0.26%) Zeplin
13 7 (0.16%) Adobe XD
14 6 (0.14%) PTC Creo
15 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
15 5 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.12%) Open Workbench
15 5 (0.12%) UXPin
16 4 (0.093%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 22 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 17 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 12 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 9 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 9 (0.21%) Workfront
7 8 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 8 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 8 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 8 (0.19%) Workday HCM
8 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.14%) RMDS
9 6 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 571 (13.24%) Azure
2 397 (9.21%) AWS
3 339 (7.86%) Power Platform
4 171 (3.97%) GCP
5 145 (3.36%) Microsoft 365
6 94 (2.18%) GitHub
7 90 (2.09%) SaaS
8 69 (1.60%) Serverless
9 68 (1.58%) PaaS
10 59 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
11 52 (1.21%) IaaS
12 48 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 41 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
14 38 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
15 37 (0.86%) Amazon S3
15 37 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
16 35 (0.81%) Google Analytics
16 35 (0.81%) Snowflake
17 29 (0.67%) PowerApps
18 24 (0.56%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 99 (2.30%) Firewall
2 62 (1.44%) WAN
3 51 (1.18%) LAN
4 49 (1.14%) DNS
5 47 (1.09%) Network Security
6 44 (1.02%) HTTP
7 39 (0.90%) VPN
8 37 (0.86%) Internet
8 37 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 26 (0.60%) 4G
10 25 (0.58%) FIX Connectivity
11 24 (0.56%) 3G
11 24 (0.56%) DHCP
12 20 (0.46%) SAN
13 17 (0.39%) 5G
13 17 (0.39%) Skype
13 17 (0.39%) SSL
14 16 (0.37%) 2G
14 16 (0.37%) Intranet
14 16 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 328 (7.61%) Power BI
3 251 (5.82%) Tableau
4 247 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
5 192 (4.45%) Big Data
6 183 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 109 (2.53%) Data Lake
8 102 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 101 (2.34%) Metadata
10 79 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 79 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
11 73 (1.69%) Data Mining
12 72 (1.67%) BigQuery
12 72 (1.67%) MySQL
13 62 (1.44%) Oracle Database
14 60 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 58 (1.35%) RDBMS
16 55 (1.28%) QlikView
17 54 (1.25%) MongoDB
18 51 (1.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 360 (8.35%) JIRA
2 232 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 147 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.30%) Maven
5 54 (1.25%) GitLab
6 53 (1.23%) Selenium
7 50 (1.16%) TeamCity
8 49 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 41 (0.95%) Subversion
10 39 (0.90%) JMeter
10 39 (0.90%) Postman
11 35 (0.81%) Visual Studio
12 31 (0.72%) Bitbucket
13 29 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 29 (0.67%) SpecFlow
14 28 (0.65%) JUnit
15 25 (0.58%) Gradle
16 24 (0.56%) ERwin
17 23 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,184 (50.65%) Social Skills
2 1,202 (27.88%) Finance
3 353 (8.19%) Public Sector
4 335 (7.77%) Banking
5 321 (7.44%) Presentation Skills
6 298 (6.91%) Marketing
7 270 (6.26%) Organisational Skills
8 212 (4.92%) Front Office
9 173 (4.01%) Legal
10 169 (3.92%) Retail
11 165 (3.83%) Telecoms
12 164 (3.80%) Influencing Skills
13 120 (2.78%) Investment Banking
14 89 (2.06%) Manufacturing
15 71 (1.65%) Financial Institution
16 59 (1.37%) Documentation Skills
17 50 (1.16%) Electronics
18 47 (1.09%) Back Office
19 42 (0.97%) Law
20 39 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,171 (27.16%) Analyst
2 589 (13.66%) Developer
3 443 (10.27%) Business Analyst
4 358 (8.30%) Architect
5 265 (6.15%) Data Analyst
6 214 (4.96%) Consultant
7 193 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 154 (3.57%) Data Engineer
9 145 (3.36%) Java Developer
10 110 (2.55%) Data Scientist
11 101 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
12 98 (2.27%) Data Architect
13 86 (1.99%) C# Developer
14 75 (1.74%) IT Analyst
15 74 (1.72%) Designer
16 67 (1.55%) Support Analyst
17 64 (1.48%) Service Analyst
18 61 (1.41%) Front Office Developer
18 61 (1.41%) Senior Developer
19 57 (1.32%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (5.06%) .NET
2 207 (4.80%) HTML
3 144 (3.34%) React
4 141 (3.27%) CSS
5 129 (2.99%) Web Services
6 121 (2.81%) AngularJS
7 118 (2.74%) REST
8 111 (2.57%) Kafka
9 108 (2.50%) RESTful
10 105 (2.44%) XML
11 100 (2.32%) HTML5
12 91 (2.11%) Node.js
13 85 (1.97%) JSON
13 85 (1.97%) Spring
14 74 (1.72%) .NET Framework
15 62 (1.44%) Middleware
16 61 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
17 55 (1.28%) SOAP
18 51 (1.18%) Spring Boot
19 42 (0.97%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 251 (5.82%) User Experience
2 219 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
3 207 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 159 (3.69%) Algorithms
5 149 (3.46%) Analytical Mindset
6 140 (3.25%) Data Structures
7 120 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 89 (2.06%) Fixed Income
9 75 (1.74%) Virtual Team
10 61 (1.41%) NHS
11 57 (1.32%) Derivative
12 56 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
13 54 (1.25%) Data Centre
14 51 (1.18%) Hedge funds
14 51 (1.18%) Social Media
15 42 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
16 40 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
16 40 (0.93%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.77%) Equities
18 32 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 395 (9.16%) Windows
2 259 (6.01%) Linux
3 209 (4.85%) Unix
4 69 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 64 (1.48%) Android
6 60 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.18%) Windows 10
8 32 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.63%) Mac OS
10 20 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 17 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (0.32%) Solaris
14 13 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.19%) AIX
16 8 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,582 (36.69%) Problem-Solving
2 1,403 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 670 (15.54%) Analytics
4 557 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
5 520 (12.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 506 (11.73%) Project Management
7 438 (10.16%) DevOps
8 437 (10.13%) Decision-Making
9 411 (9.53%) Scrum
10 388 (9.00%) Data Analysis
11 387 (8.97%) Data Modelling
12 366 (8.49%) Visualisation
13 330 (7.65%) ITIL
14 318 (7.37%) Migration
15 274 (6.35%) Computer Science
16 250 (5.80%) Change Management
17 243 (5.64%) Business Analysis
18 242 (5.61%) Analytical Thinking
19 240 (5.57%) Data Science
19 240 (5.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1,042 (24.17%) SQL
2 610 (14.15%) Python
3 479 (11.11%) Java
4 268 (6.22%) C#
5 262 (6.08%) JavaScript
6 193 (4.48%) R
7 119 (2.76%) C++
8 116 (2.69%) PowerShell
9 108 (2.50%) TypeScript
10 88 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 86 (1.99%) Scala
12 85 (1.97%) VBA
13 81 (1.88%) C
14 76 (1.76%) PL/SQL
15 55 (1.28%) Perl
16 51 (1.18%) Bash Shell
17 50 (1.16%) Shell Script
18 38 (0.88%) Java 8
19 34 (0.79%) Go
20 31 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 593 (13.75%) Degree
2 339 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 239 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 101 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 55 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 52 (1.21%) ISEB
7 48 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 39 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
9 38 (0.88%) CISSP
10 37 (0.86%) PMP
11 36 (0.83%) DV Cleared
12 33 (0.77%) PMI Certification
13 32 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 30 (0.70%) CISM
15 29 (0.67%) CISA
16 27 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
17 26 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 23 (0.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (6.54%) QA
2 187 (4.34%) Data Quality
3 137 (3.18%) PMO
4 105 (2.44%) GDPR
5 75 (1.74%) SLA
6 62 (1.44%) Accessibility
7 43 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 34 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.72%) GRC
10 22 (0.51%) COBIT
10 22 (0.51%) PCI DSS
11 20 (0.46%) MiFID
11 20 (0.46%) NIST
12 15 (0.35%) EMIR
12 15 (0.35%) WCAG
13 10 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
13 10 (0.23%) ITGC
14 8 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (0.19%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 162 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 148 (3.43%) Docker
3 62 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (0.42%) vSphere
4 18 (0.42%) XenApp
5 17 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.23%) HDFS
9 10 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (0.19%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.12%) Xen
13 4 (0.093%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.093%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.070%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 140 (3.25%) Kubernetes
2 99 (2.30%) Ansible
3 83 (1.92%) Terraform
4 45 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (0.97%) SCCM
6 21 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 18 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
8 17 (0.39%) Grafana
8 17 (0.39%) Puppet
8 17 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 15 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 14 (0.32%) Nagios
12 13 (0.30%) HP ALM
13 12 (0.28%) Control-M
14 11 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
14 11 (0.26%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.23%) Prometheus
16 8 (0.19%) Kibana
Vendors
1 654 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 400 (9.28%) Oracle
3 176 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
4 174 (4.04%) SAP
5 167 (3.87%) Google
6 119 (2.76%) ServiceNow
7 92 (2.13%) VMware
8 86 (1.99%) Databricks
9 84 (1.95%) Adobe
10 70 (1.62%) IBM
11 69 (1.60%) Cisco
12 54 (1.25%) Remedy
13 53 (1.23%) Splunk
14 47 (1.09%) Alteryx
15 44 (1.02%) Citrix
16 43 (1.00%) HP
17 40 (0.93%) Atlassian
18 37 (0.86%) Apple
19 36 (0.83%) Teradata
20 34 (0.79%) ION Trading