Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 31 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,842 6,128 5,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 6.06% 6.44% 5.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.16% 19.05% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,654 3,923 3,454
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.08% +3.77%
10th Percentile £258 £272 £225
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK median daily rate £440 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +0.57% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 188 198
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +12.68% -4.16%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.12 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £20.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.06% +11.78% -2.81%

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 32,170 32,168 31,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.40% 33.83% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,478 21,572 20,885
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 915 1,131
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.21 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.85 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.10%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -12 2,745 £475 -4.04% 658
South East -2 1,098 £430 +4.24% 352
North of England -8 647 £388 -3.13% 390
South West +7 568 £425 - 167
Midlands -1 498 £400 +1.27% 253
North West -11 319 £375 -11.76% 204
West Midlands -9 283 £388 -3.13% 149
East of England -2 266 £419 +11.67% 171
Yorkshire -15 246 £400 - 143
East Midlands +5 208 £407 +6.97% 104
North East -8 90 £406 -6.34% 43
South Coast +1 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 2,140 (36.63%) Problem-Solving
2 1,821 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 1,449 (24.80%) Finance
4 1,330 (22.77%) SQL
5 1,059 (18.13%) Microsoft
6 850 (14.55%) Degree
7 745 (12.75%) Analytics
8 654 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
9 648 (11.09%) Project Management
10 639 (10.94%) Windows
11 614 (10.51%) Python
12 606 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 576 (9.86%) SQL Server
14 566 (9.69%) Security Cleared
15 563 (9.64%) Scrum
16 559 (9.57%) Java
17 535 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
18 493 (8.44%) Oracle
19 469 (8.03%) Linux
20 459 (7.86%) ITIL
21 449 (7.69%) JavaScript
22 447 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
23 425 (7.27%) C#
23 425 (7.27%) JIRA
24 424 (7.26%) Test Automation
25 414 (7.09%) ETL
26 399 (6.83%) User Experience
27 398 (6.81%) Banking
28 397 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
29 394 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 239 (4.09%) SharePoint
2 177 (3.03%) Confluence
3 167 (2.86%) SAS
4 114 (1.95%) Apache Spark
5 89 (1.52%) CMS
6 66 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 65 (1.11%) Apache
8 63 (1.08%) IIS
9 54 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 52 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
11 42 (0.72%) Skype for Business
12 37 (0.63%) Tomcat
13 33 (0.56%) JBoss
14 30 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (0.51%) WebLogic
15 27 (0.46%) Umbraco
16 24 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 22 (0.38%) NetWeaver
19 21 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 654 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 447 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 255 (4.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 167 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 119 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
6 65 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.43%) InVision
9 19 (0.33%) UserZoom
10 18 (0.31%) SPSS
11 16 (0.27%) InfoPath
12 7 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.086%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.051%) Autodesk Inventor
15 3 (0.051%) MicroStation
15 3 (0.051%) Stata
16 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
17 1 (0.017%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 51 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (0.72%) Workday HCM
3 35 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 19 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 14 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 13 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
8 12 (0.21%) R3 Corda
8 12 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
10 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.14%) FastStats
11 8 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 8 (0.14%) SAP CRM
12 7 (0.12%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 397 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 394 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 203 (3.47%) Office 365
4 134 (2.29%) SaaS
5 103 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 102 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
7 80 (1.37%) GitHub
8 73 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 64 (1.10%) Google Analytics
10 60 (1.03%) PaaS
11 55 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 53 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
12 53 (0.91%) IaaS
13 43 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 40 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
15 38 (0.65%) OpenShift
16 35 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
17 33 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
18 30 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
19 29 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 200 (3.42%) Firewall
2 118 (2.02%) Internet
3 93 (1.59%) WAN
4 91 (1.56%) DNS
5 84 (1.44%) HTTP
6 81 (1.39%) LAN
7 77 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 63 (1.08%) VPN
9 60 (1.03%) SSL
10 55 (0.94%) Wireless
11 50 (0.86%) SAN
12 47 (0.80%) DHCP
13 41 (0.70%) Network Security
13 41 (0.70%) Skype
14 39 (0.67%) Wireshark
15 32 (0.55%) VoIP
16 31 (0.53%) SMS
17 28 (0.48%) BGP
18 27 (0.46%) MPLS
19 26 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 336 (5.75%) Relational Database
3 320 (5.48%) Big Data
4 314 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
5 216 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 202 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 195 (3.34%) Power BI
8 159 (2.72%) NoSQL
9 144 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 121 (2.07%) MySQL
11 116 (1.99%) Apache Hive
12 108 (1.85%) MongoDB
13 106 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
14 97 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 90 (1.54%) Data Mining
16 80 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
17 73 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
18 71 (1.22%) Data Lake
19 64 (1.10%) QlikView
20 62 (1.06%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 425 (7.27%) JIRA
2 336 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 263 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 197 (3.37%) Selenium
5 105 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 102 (1.75%) TeamCity
7 97 (1.66%) Cucumber
8 94 (1.61%) Maven
9 81 (1.39%) Visual Studio
10 75 (1.28%) SoapUI
11 71 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
12 66 (1.13%) Subversion
13 63 (1.08%) WebDriver
14 62 (1.06%) JUnit
15 55 (0.94%) Eclipse
16 45 (0.77%) NUnit
17 43 (0.74%) SpecFlow
18 40 (0.68%) JMeter
18 40 (0.68%) webpack
19 37 (0.63%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,449 (24.80%) Finance
2 398 (6.81%) Banking
3 324 (5.55%) Marketing
4 291 (4.98%) Retail
5 230 (3.94%) Telecoms
6 178 (3.05%) Legal
7 117 (2.00%) Front Office
8 106 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 97 (1.66%) Investment Banking
10 78 (1.34%) Publishing
11 71 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 63 (1.08%) Financial Institution
13 56 (0.96%) Back Office
14 47 (0.80%) Advertising
14 47 (0.80%) Law
15 46 (0.79%) Billing
16 42 (0.72%) Military
17 35 (0.60%) Automotive
18 33 (0.56%) Retail Banking
19 32 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,637 (28.02%) Analyst
2 1,004 (17.19%) Developer
3 579 (9.91%) Business Analyst
4 424 (7.26%) Architect
5 282 (4.83%) Data Analyst
6 248 (4.25%) Consultant
7 241 (4.13%) Project Manager
8 154 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
9 146 (2.50%) Test Analyst
10 135 (2.31%) C# Developer
11 121 (2.07%) Tester
12 119 (2.04%) Administrator
13 111 (1.90%) Java Developer
13 111 (1.90%) SQL Developer
14 100 (1.71%) User Researcher
15 98 (1.68%) Designer
16 92 (1.57%) Senior Analyst
17 91 (1.56%) Data Engineer
18 89 (1.52%) Data Scientist
18 89 (1.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (6.71%) .NET
2 389 (6.66%) HTML
3 333 (5.70%) Web Services
4 327 (5.60%) CSS
5 233 (3.99%) AngularJS
6 227 (3.89%) XML
7 184 (3.15%) REST
8 169 (2.89%) HTML5
9 161 (2.76%) SOAP
10 160 (2.74%) JSON
11 145 (2.48%) ASP.NET
12 122 (2.09%) jQuery
13 116 (1.99%) Node.js
14 110 (1.88%) React
15 105 (1.80%) Middleware
16 99 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 98 (1.68%) RESTful
18 92 (1.57%) CSS3
19 90 (1.54%) .NET Framework
20 85 (1.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 399 (6.83%) User Experience
2 333 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 303 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
4 167 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 141 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 113 (1.93%) Data Centre
7 104 (1.78%) Virtual Team
8 97 (1.66%) Analytical Mindset
9 79 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 75 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 75 (1.28%) NHS
11 69 (1.18%) Fixed Income
12 68 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
13 63 (1.08%) Equities
14 56 (0.96%) Clustering
15 54 (0.92%) Fintech
16 53 (0.91%) Derivative
16 53 (0.91%) PMI
17 48 (0.82%) Credit Risk
18 47 (0.80%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 639 (10.94%) Windows
2 469 (8.03%) Linux
3 312 (5.34%) Unix
4 218 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 126 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 121 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 107 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 63 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 47 (0.80%) Android
11 47 (0.80%) Windows 8
12 31 (0.53%) AIX
13 30 (0.51%) Windows XP
14 27 (0.46%) Solaris
15 25 (0.43%) Mac OS
16 22 (0.38%) CentOS
17 21 (0.36%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.24%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,140 (36.63%) Problem-Solving
2 1,821 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
3 745 (12.75%) Analytics
4 648 (11.09%) Project Management
5 606 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 563 (9.64%) Scrum
7 535 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
8 459 (7.86%) ITIL
9 424 (7.26%) Test Automation
10 414 (7.09%) ETL
11 394 (6.74%) Migration
12 392 (6.71%) SDLC
13 377 (6.45%) Business Analysis
14 367 (6.28%) Decision-Making
15 366 (6.26%) Computer Science
16 355 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
17 344 (5.89%) Data Analysis
18 340 (5.82%) User Stories
19 338 (5.79%) Data Modelling
20 293 (5.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,330 (22.77%) SQL
2 614 (10.51%) Python
3 559 (9.57%) Java
4 449 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 425 (7.27%) C#
6 197 (3.37%) R
7 175 (3.00%) T-SQL
8 160 (2.74%) PowerShell
9 138 (2.36%) C++
10 126 (2.16%) C
11 116 (1.99%) TypeScript
12 94 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 83 (1.42%) VBA
14 76 (1.30%) Perl
15 71 (1.22%) Bash Shell
16 67 (1.15%) Scala
16 67 (1.15%) Shell Script
17 66 (1.13%) VB
18 64 (1.10%) PHP
19 46 (0.79%) ES6
Qualifications
1 850 (14.55%) Degree
2 566 (9.69%) Security Cleared
3 389 (6.66%) SC Cleared
4 134 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 131 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 92 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 90 (1.54%) ISEB
8 86 (1.47%) Master's Degree
9 79 (1.35%) CISSP
9 79 (1.35%) ISTQB
10 70 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 67 (1.15%) CISM
12 64 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 54 (0.92%) CCNA
14 52 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
15 50 (0.86%) MCSE
16 49 (0.84%) CCNP
16 49 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
17 46 (0.79%) PhD
18 42 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (6.06%) QA
2 230 (3.94%) Data Quality
3 148 (2.53%) PMO
4 121 (2.07%) SLA
5 99 (1.69%) GDPR
6 45 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 35 (0.60%) HMG Infosec
8 35 (0.60%) JSP 440
9 33 (0.56%) PCI DSS
10 26 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.27%) SEPA
12 14 (0.24%) PSD2
13 13 (0.22%) IFRS
13 13 (0.22%) MiFID
14 12 (0.21%) WCAG
15 9 (0.15%) COBIT
15 9 (0.15%) ISO 9001
16 7 (0.12%) GxP
16 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 310 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 144 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (2.45%) Docker
4 79 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 59 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 45 (0.77%) XenApp
7 43 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 39 (0.67%) vSphere
9 28 (0.48%) Apache Flume
9 28 (0.48%) HDFS
10 24 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.26%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.24%) NFS
15 13 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.19%) VMware NSX
17 10 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
18 9 (0.15%) BitLocker
18 9 (0.15%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 129 (2.21%) Ansible
2 105 (1.80%) SCCM
3 82 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 73 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (1.03%) Puppet
6 49 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 41 (0.70%) Terraform
8 31 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 28 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 26 (0.45%) HP ALM
11 22 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 20 (0.34%) vCenter Server
13 17 (0.29%) Grafana
14 16 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 16 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (0.26%) BladeLogic
15 15 (0.26%) Kibana
16 14 (0.24%) Prometheus
16 14 (0.24%) SCOM
17 13 (0.22%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,059 (18.13%) Microsoft
2 493 (8.44%) Oracle
3 301 (5.15%) SAP
4 212 (3.63%) VMware
5 194 (3.32%) Tableau
6 165 (2.82%) Google
7 152 (2.60%) Cisco
7 152 (2.60%) Citrix
8 137 (2.35%) HP
9 113 (1.93%) Splunk
9 113 (1.93%) Workday
10 103 (1.76%) Red Hat
11 98 (1.68%) IBM
12 96 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
13 89 (1.52%) Adobe
14 71 (1.22%) ServiceNow
15 62 (1.06%) Teradata
16 56 (0.96%) Hortonworks
17 53 (0.91%) Cloudera
18 51 (0.87%) Remedy