Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 36 30
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,642 5,335 5,942
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 6.41% 6.00% 6.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.90% 18.67% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,215 3,393 3,731
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 167 196
Median hourly rate £23.31 £20.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.56% +1.27% -1.25%
10th Percentile £14.99 £11.30 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £24.42 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.08% - +0.86%

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 18,306 28,569 30,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.22% 32.11% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,562 18,726 20,265
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £265
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 870 909 953
Median hourly rate £24.70 £21.00 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.62% -3.63% +8.95%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.85 £11.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.28 £20.75 £21.73
% change year-on-year +21.83% -4.49% +9.97%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +9 1,760 £488 - 401
South East +14 694 £438 +2.94% 250
North of England +13 534 £425 +6.25% 228
North West +21 292 £389 -2.81% 133
South West -26 219 £410 -8.89% 110
East of England +14 212 £425 +6.25% 99
Midlands -5 212 £433 +8.13% 167
Yorkshire +7 177 £425 +6.25% 53
West Midlands +7 148 £441 +6.79% 112
North East -1 68 £450 +5.88% 42
East Midlands -24 60 £413 +3.13% 55
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1,389 (38.14%) Problem-Solving
2 989 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 890 (24.44%) Finance
4 764 (20.98%) SQL
5 719 (19.74%) Microsoft
6 486 (13.34%) Degree
7 483 (13.26%) Analytics
8 480 (13.18%) Windows
9 442 (12.14%) Python
10 433 (11.89%) Azure
11 421 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
12 407 (11.18%) Security Cleared
13 387 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
14 359 (9.86%) SQL Server
15 349 (9.58%) Project Management
16 338 (9.28%) Java
17 332 (9.12%) JavaScript
18 324 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 307 (8.43%) SC Cleared
20 301 (8.26%) Linux
21 299 (8.21%) AWS
22 296 (8.13%) Oracle
23 294 (8.07%) Decision-Making
24 289 (7.94%) Visualisation
25 284 (7.80%) Migration
25 284 (7.80%) Scrum
26 276 (7.58%) C#
26 276 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
27 274 (7.52%) ITIL
28 271 (7.44%) Power Platform

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
1 116 (3.19%) SharePoint
2 94 (2.58%) Confluence
3 86 (2.36%) Apache Spark
4 72 (1.98%) SAS
5 55 (1.51%) IIS
6 45 (1.24%) CMS
7 27 (0.74%) MS Exchange
8 26 (0.71%) Apache
9 23 (0.63%) Skype for Business
10 22 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
10 22 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.44%) R Markdown
12 16 (0.44%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 13 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
15 12 (0.33%) Jupyter
16 11 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
16 11 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 387 (10.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 276 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
3 125 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 91 (2.50%) MS Visio
5 65 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 33 (0.91%) SPSS
7 31 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.60%) Sketch
9 11 (0.30%) InVision
9 11 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 8 (0.22%) Stata
11 6 (0.16%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.11%) Simulink
13 3 (0.082%) Adobe XD
13 3 (0.082%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.055%) Zeplin
15 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
15 1 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 25 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
5 19 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
6 18 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
6 18 (0.49%) SAP ERP
7 13 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.22%) SAP SRM
10 7 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 7 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.16%) assyst
11 6 (0.16%) Elite 3E
11 6 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.16%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 433 (11.89%) Azure
2 299 (8.21%) AWS
3 271 (7.44%) Power Platform
4 126 (3.46%) Office 365
5 98 (2.69%) GCP
6 49 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
7 42 (1.15%) Azure Data Factory
8 40 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 34 (0.93%) SaaS
10 32 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 31 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
12 27 (0.74%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.71%) GitHub
14 25 (0.69%) PaaS
15 21 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
15 21 (0.58%) Serverless
16 20 (0.55%) IaaS
17 17 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
17 17 (0.47%) Heroku
18 16 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.61%) Firewall
2 86 (2.36%) DNS
3 81 (2.22%) DHCP
4 78 (2.14%) TCP/IP
5 71 (1.95%) HTTP
6 62 (1.70%) WAN
7 56 (1.54%) Internet
7 56 (1.54%) LAN
8 51 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
9 43 (1.18%) IPv6
9 43 (1.18%) Wireshark
10 42 (1.15%) Network Security
11 36 (0.99%) HTTPS
12 34 (0.93%) Skype
13 33 (0.91%) IPv4
13 33 (0.91%) VPN
14 32 (0.88%) SNMP
15 30 (0.82%) Wireless
16 27 (0.74%) SAN
17 21 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 268 (7.36%) Power BI
3 208 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 168 (4.61%) Big Data
5 121 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 116 (3.19%) Relational Database
7 104 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 87 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 72 (1.98%) Hadoop
11 67 (1.84%) MongoDB
12 60 (1.65%) MySQL
13 51 (1.40%) Data Mining
14 50 (1.37%) QlikView
15 46 (1.26%) Data Lake
16 42 (1.15%) Oracle Database
17 40 (1.10%) Apache Hive
17 40 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
18 38 (1.04%) Flink
19 34 (0.93%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 199 (5.46%) JIRA
2 173 (4.75%) Git (software)
3 143 (3.93%) Jenkins
4 46 (1.26%) Cucumber
5 43 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 42 (1.15%) Selenium
7 37 (1.02%) TeamCity
8 34 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 25 (0.69%) Bitbucket
10 25 (0.69%) SpecFlow
11 23 (0.63%) webpack
12 22 (0.60%) GitLab
12 22 (0.60%) JMeter
12 22 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (0.58%) Maven
14 19 (0.52%) Postman
15 17 (0.47%) NUnit
16 16 (0.44%) MSI
16 16 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 890 (24.44%) Finance
2 237 (6.51%) Public Sector
3 233 (6.40%) Banking
4 137 (3.76%) Marketing
5 113 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 105 (2.88%) Retail
7 75 (2.06%) Front Office
8 71 (1.95%) Legal
9 59 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 53 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
11 50 (1.37%) Manufacturing
12 47 (1.29%) Publishing
13 37 (1.02%) Law
14 34 (0.93%) Local Government
15 31 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.77%) Military
17 22 (0.60%) Advertising
17 22 (0.60%) Billing
18 19 (0.52%) Electronics
19 16 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 894 (24.55%) Analyst
2 720 (19.77%) Developer
3 278 (7.63%) Business Analyst
4 238 (6.53%) Architect
5 191 (5.24%) Data Analyst
6 153 (4.20%) Consultant
7 150 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 112 (3.08%) Senior Developer
9 90 (2.47%) C# Developer
10 82 (2.25%) .NET Developer
11 80 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 80 (2.20%) Support Engineer
12 77 (2.11%) Java Developer
13 75 (2.06%) Solutions Architect
14 70 (1.92%) Data Scientist
15 69 (1.89%) Designer
16 68 (1.87%) Data Engineer
17 67 (1.84%) React Developer
18 64 (1.76%) SQL Developer
19 62 (1.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (6.18%) .NET
2 199 (5.46%) Web Services
3 188 (5.16%) HTML
4 166 (4.56%) CSS
5 162 (4.45%) React
6 150 (4.12%) AngularJS
7 127 (3.49%) XML
8 114 (3.13%) REST
9 90 (2.47%) Kafka
10 88 (2.42%) Node.js
11 84 (2.31%) SOAP
12 71 (1.95%) JSON
13 65 (1.78%) RESTful
14 55 (1.51%) Middleware
15 47 (1.29%) jQuery
16 46 (1.26%) Spring
17 45 (1.24%) .NET Framework
18 44 (1.21%) Redux
19 43 (1.18%) ASP.NET
20 41 (1.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 236 (6.48%) Management Information System
2 223 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 205 (5.63%) User Experience
4 116 (3.19%) Algorithms
5 110 (3.02%) Data Structures
6 103 (2.83%) Analytical Mindset
7 84 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 81 (2.22%) Data Centre
9 70 (1.92%) NHS
10 60 (1.65%) Mobile App
11 45 (1.24%) Fixed Income
11 45 (1.24%) Hedge funds
12 44 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
13 39 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 32 (0.88%) Equities
14 32 (0.88%) Public Cloud
15 29 (0.80%) Device Driver
15 29 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 480 (13.18%) Windows
2 301 (8.26%) Linux
3 152 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 127 (3.49%) Windows 10
5 116 (3.19%) Unix
6 81 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 68 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 63 (1.73%) Android
9 55 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
13 22 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 18 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.44%) Solaris
16 13 (0.36%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.25%) CentOS
17 9 (0.25%) SUSE
17 9 (0.25%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,389 (38.14%) Problem-Solving
2 989 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 483 (13.26%) Analytics
4 421 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
5 349 (9.58%) Project Management
6 324 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 294 (8.07%) Decision-Making
8 289 (7.94%) Visualisation
9 284 (7.80%) Migration
9 284 (7.80%) Scrum
10 274 (7.52%) ITIL
11 239 (6.56%) Data Modelling
12 238 (6.53%) DevOps
13 211 (5.79%) Test Automation
14 208 (5.71%) Computer Science
15 204 (5.60%) Data Analysis
16 196 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
17 192 (5.27%) Business Analysis
17 192 (5.27%) Continuous Improvement
18 189 (5.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 764 (20.98%) SQL
2 442 (12.14%) Python
3 338 (9.28%) Java
4 332 (9.12%) JavaScript
5 276 (7.58%) C#
6 147 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 144 (3.95%) C
8 120 (3.29%) R
9 81 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 80 (2.20%) TypeScript
11 72 (1.98%) Scala
12 71 (1.95%) Shell Script
13 67 (1.84%) VBA
14 64 (1.76%) Perl
15 60 (1.65%) PHP
16 49 (1.35%) Bash Shell
16 49 (1.35%) PL/SQL
17 47 (1.29%) C++
18 30 (0.82%) Ruby
19 28 (0.77%) ES6
Qualifications
1 486 (13.34%) Degree
2 407 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 307 (8.43%) SC Cleared
4 61 (1.67%) CISSP
5 60 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 58 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 51 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 46 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (1.21%) Master's Degree
10 41 (1.13%) ISEB
11 36 (0.99%) ISTQB
12 34 (0.93%) MCSE
13 33 (0.91%) CISM
14 27 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 27 (0.74%) PMI Certification
15 26 (0.71%) PhD
16 23 (0.63%) CCNP
16 23 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (0.60%) DBS Check
18 20 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (5.38%) QA
2 86 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 80 (2.20%) SLA
4 78 (2.14%) PMO
5 43 (1.18%) GDPR
6 35 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.71%) NIST
8 24 (0.66%) NCSC
9 23 (0.63%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 14 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 13 (0.36%) COBIT
13 12 (0.33%) JSP 440
14 10 (0.27%) RMADS
15 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
15 9 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
15 9 (0.25%) IFRS
16 7 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 6 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 224 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 112 (3.08%) Docker
3 81 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 26 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (0.63%) HDFS
6 22 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.49%) XenApp
8 17 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.47%) vSphere
9 11 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.16%) vCloud
10 6 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.11%) Snort
12 4 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 3 (0.082%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 94 (2.58%) Kubernetes
2 83 (2.28%) SCCM
3 72 (1.98%) Terraform
4 40 (1.10%) Ansible
5 36 (0.99%) Puppet
6 30 (0.82%) Netcool
6 30 (0.82%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 25 (0.69%) WSUS
8 23 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
9 21 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (0.58%) Rancher
10 20 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.38%) AppDNA
13 13 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (0.33%) Control-M
14 12 (0.33%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.30%) Data Guard
15 11 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 719 (19.74%) Microsoft
2 296 (8.13%) Oracle
3 170 (4.67%) SAP
4 151 (4.15%) Tableau
5 150 (4.12%) VMware
6 125 (3.43%) Google
7 89 (2.44%) Cisco
7 89 (2.44%) HP
8 81 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 71 (1.95%) Remedy
10 68 (1.87%) Citrix
11 67 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
12 66 (1.81%) IBM
13 47 (1.29%) Red Hat
14 43 (1.18%) Dell
15 41 (1.13%) Adobe
16 33 (0.91%) Fujitsu
17 32 (0.88%) BMC
18 31 (0.85%) Databricks
19 29 (0.80%) Splunk