Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Statistics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Statistics over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Statistics
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 425 452
Rank change year-on-year +40 +27 -27
Contract jobs citing Statistics 569 422 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 289 279
England median daily rate £425 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.06% +5.33%
10th Percentile £185 £209 £213
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 22
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +132.84% -4.01%
10th Percentile £16.95 £18.17 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.40 £53.25 £49.43
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% +45.16% -11.17%

Statistics is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,687 70,828 81,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.79% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,911 46,750 54,547
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,109 1,871 2,115
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.60 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £50.64
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Statistics
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Statistics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Statistics in England

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Statistics in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Statistics in England

Statistics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Statistics in England

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Statistics in England

Statistics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Statistics in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Statistics in England

Statistics
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 Statistics within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +5 329 £450 - 108
South East -2 94 £420 +24.44% 40
North of England -2 65 £400 +6.67% 36
Midlands +13 35 £329 -3.38% 15
East of England +24 30 £363 -27.50% 29
North East +30 29 £400 - 3
West Midlands -3 26 £284 -14.34% 12
North West -15 19 £415 +50.91% 16
Yorkshire -23 17 £415 +3.75% 17
South West +5 15 £375 +97.37% 10
East Midlands -1 9 £675 +98.53% 3
Statistics
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 195 (34.27%) SQL
2 179 (31.46%) Analytical Skills
3 175 (30.76%) Python
4 166 (29.17%) Data Science
5 150 (26.36%) Mathematics
6 146 (25.66%) Degree
7 143 (25.13%) Analytics
8 135 (23.73%) R
9 129 (22.67%) Machine Learning
10 123 (21.62%) Finance
11 118 (20.74%) Computer Science
12 93 (16.34%) Microsoft
13 91 (15.99%) Visualisation
14 87 (15.29%) Data Analysis
15 84 (14.76%) SAS
16 83 (14.59%) Decision-Making
17 78 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
18 76 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
19 75 (13.18%) Windows
20 71 (12.48%) Tableau
21 70 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
22 69 (12.13%) Management Information System
23 66 (11.60%) Security Cleared
24 65 (11.42%) Apache Spark
25 63 (11.07%) Big Data
26 61 (10.72%) Hadoop
27 54 (9.49%) Data Management
28 53 (9.31%) SC Cleared
29 52 (9.14%) Incident Management
30 51 (8.96%) Business Intelligence

Statistics
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 84 (14.76%) SAS
2 65 (11.42%) Apache Spark
3 44 (7.73%) SharePoint
4 34 (5.98%) Apache
5 32 (5.62%) Jupyter
6 18 (3.16%) Apache Pig
7 12 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.76%) Apache Solr
8 10 (1.76%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.23%) CMS
10 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.88%) Apache Airflow
11 5 (0.88%) JBoss
11 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.70%) Confluence
12 4 (0.70%) DataSynapse
12 4 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 76 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (7.03%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (6.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (4.39%) SPSS
5 19 (3.34%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.76%) Stata
7 5 (0.88%) Chatbot
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.35%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.18%) InDesign
10 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.18%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Magento
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.35%) Workfront
4 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.18%) Finacle
4 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.27%) Office 365
2 23 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.93%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.93%) PaaS
5 9 (1.58%) SaaS
6 8 (1.41%) IaaS
7 7 (1.23%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.70%) Slack
9 4 (0.70%) Trello
10 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.35%) GitHub
12 1 (0.18%) AdWords
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
12 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.64%) Skype
2 9 (1.58%) iSCSI
2 9 (1.58%) SMS
3 8 (1.41%) Intranet
4 7 (1.23%) DHCP
4 7 (1.23%) Firewall
5 6 (1.05%) Ethernet
5 6 (1.05%) FCoE
5 6 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (1.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.05%) VPN
6 5 (0.88%) DNS
6 5 (0.88%) Internet
6 5 (0.88%) LAN
6 5 (0.88%) SSL
7 4 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.53%) 4G
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.53%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.07%) Big Data
2 61 (10.72%) Hadoop
3 48 (8.44%) SQL Server
4 41 (7.21%) Data Mining
5 40 (7.03%) Apache Hive
6 30 (5.27%) MongoDB
7 29 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (4.92%) HBase
9 27 (4.75%) NoSQL
10 26 (4.57%) Power BI
11 23 (4.04%) MySQL
12 18 (3.16%) Relational Database
13 15 (2.64%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (2.64%) Impala
14 14 (2.46%) Mahout
14 14 (2.46%) Spotfire
15 12 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (2.11%) Qlik Sense
16 11 (1.93%) DB2
17 9 (1.58%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (5.80%) JIRA
2 20 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.34%) PVCS
4 8 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.70%) Firebug
5 4 (0.70%) JMeter
5 4 (0.70%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.70%) The Grinder
6 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.35%) GitLab
7 2 (0.35%) PhpStorm
7 2 (0.35%) RStudio
7 2 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.18%) MSI
General
1 123 (21.62%) Finance
2 48 (8.44%) Banking
3 43 (7.56%) Marketing
4 27 (4.75%) Retail
5 23 (4.04%) Games
6 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (2.28%) Legal
9 11 (1.93%) Retail Banking
10 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.05%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.05%) Publishing
12 5 (0.88%) French Language
12 5 (0.88%) German Language
13 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 4 (0.70%) Electronics
13 4 (0.70%) Front Office
13 4 (0.70%) Law
13 4 (0.70%) Military
14 2 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 198 (34.80%) Analyst
2 106 (18.63%) Data Scientist
3 69 (12.13%) Data Analyst
4 67 (11.78%) Developer
5 26 (4.57%) Support Analyst
6 25 (4.39%) Administrator
6 25 (4.39%) Data Engineer
7 23 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (3.87%) Business Analyst
8 22 (3.87%) DBA
9 21 (3.69%) Insight Analyst
9 21 (3.69%) SAS Analyst
10 17 (2.99%) Consultant
10 17 (2.99%) SAS Developer
10 17 (2.99%) Service Analyst
10 17 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (2.99%) SQL Analyst
11 16 (2.81%) Senior Data Scientist
11 16 (2.81%) Trainer
12 15 (2.64%) Data Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.50%) Pandas
2 34 (5.98%) NumPy
3 32 (5.62%) Matplotlib
4 24 (4.22%) XML
5 23 (4.04%) TensorFlow
6 21 (3.69%) scikit-learn
7 20 (3.51%) D3.js
8 19 (3.34%) Natural Language Processing
9 17 (2.99%) Seaborn
10 16 (2.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 16 (2.81%) Unreal Engine
11 14 (2.46%) PySpark
12 13 (2.28%) Kafka
13 12 (2.11%) Velocity
14 9 (1.58%) FIX Protocol
15 8 (1.41%) Keras
15 8 (1.41%) Web Services
16 7 (1.23%) HTML
16 7 (1.23%) Middleware
17 6 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 179 (31.46%) Analytical Skills
2 118 (20.74%) Computer Science
3 69 (12.13%) Management Information System
4 45 (7.91%) Algorithms
5 29 (5.10%) Smartphone
6 24 (4.22%) User Experience
7 21 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.99%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.81%) Data Structures
10 13 (2.28%) NHS
11 10 (1.76%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.76%) Replication
12 7 (1.23%) FMCG
12 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.05%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.05%) e-Learning
13 6 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (1.05%) EMC VNX
13 6 (1.05%) Robotics
13 6 (1.05%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 75 (13.18%) Windows
2 48 (8.44%) Linux
3 44 (7.73%) Unix
4 30 (5.27%) Android
4 30 (5.27%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.16%) Mac OS X
6 18 (3.16%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.58%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.23%) AIX
9 5 (0.88%) MVS
9 5 (0.88%) Solaris
9 5 (0.88%) VMS
10 4 (0.70%) VME
10 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.35%) HPUX
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (29.17%) Data Science
2 150 (26.36%) Mathematics
3 143 (25.13%) Analytics
4 129 (22.67%) Machine Learning
5 91 (15.99%) Visualisation
6 87 (15.29%) Data Analysis
7 83 (14.59%) Decision-Making
8 78 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (12.30%) Problem-Solving
10 54 (9.49%) Data Management
11 52 (9.14%) Incident Management
12 51 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (8.96%) Data Visualisation
13 49 (8.61%) Service Management
14 46 (8.08%) ITIL
15 45 (7.91%) ETL
16 44 (7.73%) Migration
17 43 (7.56%) Trend Analysis
18 41 (7.21%) Data Analytics
19 39 (6.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (34.27%) SQL
2 175 (30.76%) Python
3 135 (23.73%) R
4 48 (8.44%) Java
5 42 (7.38%) Scala
6 27 (4.75%) VBA
7 21 (3.69%) Perl
8 20 (3.51%) MATLAB
9 17 (2.99%) PowerShell
10 15 (2.64%) JavaScript
11 14 (2.46%) C#
12 13 (2.28%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.76%) C++
14 8 (1.41%) PHP
15 7 (1.23%) C
15 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.88%) HiveQL
16 5 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.70%) AWK
18 3 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 146 (25.66%) Degree
2 66 (11.60%) Security Cleared
3 53 (9.31%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.98%) Numerate Degree
5 27 (4.75%) PhD
6 17 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.81%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.23%) Postgraduate
10 6 (1.05%) MCSE
11 5 (0.88%) CCNP
11 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.70%) CISM
12 4 (0.70%) CISSP
12 4 (0.70%) ISEB
12 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.53%) MCP
13 3 (0.53%) MCSA
13 3 (0.53%) RHCE
13 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.15%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.39%) SLA
3 22 (3.87%) PMO
4 11 (1.93%) GDPR
5 10 (1.76%) CDISC
6 6 (1.05%) QA
7 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.53%) COBIT
8 3 (0.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.35%) GCP
10 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.18%) IFRS
10 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.76%) NFS
4 8 (1.41%) Docker
5 6 (1.05%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.35%) HDFS
8 2 (0.35%) IAG
8 2 (0.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.35%) RACF
8 2 (0.35%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (4.75%) SCCM
2 11 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
3 6 (1.05%) Kibana
3 6 (1.05%) Terraform
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (0.88%) Puppet
5 4 (0.70%) Grafana
6 2 (0.35%) Ansible
6 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.35%) Salt
6 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 2 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 93 (16.34%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.48%) Tableau
3 39 (6.85%) Google
4 26 (4.57%) Oracle
5 21 (3.69%) MapR
6 19 (3.34%) IBM
7 18 (3.16%) Remedy
8 16 (2.81%) Cisco
9 14 (2.46%) Cognos
10 13 (2.28%) Cloudera
10 13 (2.28%) HP
10 13 (2.28%) VMware
11 10 (1.76%) Splunk
12 9 (1.58%) Adobe
13 8 (1.41%) Apple
13 8 (1.41%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.41%) Reuters
14 7 (1.23%) Ivanti
14 7 (1.23%) Teradata
15 6 (1.05%) Brocade