Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 417 429
Rank change year-on-year +25 +12 +9
Contract jobs citing Statistics 525 560 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.57% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.68% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 330 351
England median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £227 £218 £200
90th Percentile £659 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 19
England median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.00% -36.60% -8.30%
10th Percentile £14.27 £9.00 £9.04
90th Percentile £53.25 £27.00 £57.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £19.72
% change year-on-year +65.38% -34.06% -12.38%

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 77370 82788 85106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.11% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51855 55240 56174
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £637 £606 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1782 2118 2469
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.55 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.55
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +12.82%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -20 280 £463 +2.78% 39
South East +11 103 £350 - 21
North of England +63 49 £405 +13.29% 11
East of England +2 42 £425 +21.26% 13
Midlands +40 36 £325 -2.99% 6
West Midlands +38 36 £325 -2.99% 3
North West +24 27 £399 +38.70% 8
Yorkshire +23 20 £414 +4.75% 3
South West +6 9 £433 +18.49% 2
North East +70 2 £300 -
Statistics
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Statistics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Statistics.

1 193 (36.76%) SQL
2 151 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (26.67%) Python
4 137 (26.10%) Degree
5 131 (24.95%) Mathematics
6 113 (21.52%) Analytics
7 112 (21.33%) R
8 99 (18.86%) Finance
9 91 (17.33%) Computer Science
10 86 (16.38%) Machine Learning
11 76 (14.48%) Microsoft
12 64 (12.19%) Algorithms
13 63 (12.00%) Big Data
13 63 (12.00%) SQL Server
14 58 (11.05%) Data Analysis
15 57 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
15 57 (10.86%) Validation
16 56 (10.67%) Visualisation
17 55 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
18 52 (9.90%) SAS
19 51 (9.71%) Management Information System
19 51 (9.71%) Hadoop
20 50 (9.52%) Data Modelling
20 50 (9.52%) Linux
21 49 (9.33%) Windows
22 47 (8.95%) Telecoms
23 46 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
23 46 (8.76%) Data Management
24 43 (8.19%) Tableau
25 41 (7.81%) Marketing

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 52 (9.90%) SAS
2 29 (5.52%) Apache Spark
3 25 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.10%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.33%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.33%) ArcGIS
6 7 (1.33%) JBoss
7 6 (1.14%) CMS
8 4 (0.76%) Apache
8 4 (0.76%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.76%) Confluence
9 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.57%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (10.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (3.24%) SPSS
4 13 (2.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.48%) Stata
5 7 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.57%) EViews
8 2 (0.38%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.38%) Weka
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.19%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) Primavera
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.19%) Office 365
3 16 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.33%) AdWords
5 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.14%) GitHub
6 6 (1.14%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.76%) G Suite
7 4 (0.76%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.57%) SaaS
9 2 (0.38%) npm
9 2 (0.38%) PaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Heroku
10 1 (0.19%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.76%) Firewall
2 20 (3.81%) WAN
3 19 (3.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (3.43%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (3.24%) DHCP
6 15 (2.86%) VPN
6 15 (2.86%) Wireless
7 14 (2.67%) MPLS
8 10 (1.90%) Skype
9 9 (1.71%) Intranet
10 8 (1.52%) Internet
11 6 (1.14%) 4G
11 6 (1.14%) LAN
12 4 (0.76%) 3G
12 4 (0.76%) BGP
12 4 (0.76%) DNS
12 4 (0.76%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.76%) LDAP
12 4 (0.76%) Multicast
12 4 (0.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (12.00%) Big Data
1 63 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (9.71%) Hadoop
3 40 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (6.67%) Data Mining
6 29 (5.52%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.81%) Apache Hive
8 17 (3.24%) GIS
9 16 (3.05%) MySQL
9 16 (3.05%) NoSQL
10 12 (2.29%) Power BI
10 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (2.10%) MS Access
11 11 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (1.90%) Text Mining
13 9 (1.71%) QGIS
13 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (4.95%) JIRA
2 24 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.52%) ERwin
4 7 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.14%) JMeter
5 6 (1.14%) LoadRunner
6 5 (0.95%) The Grinder
7 4 (0.76%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.76%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.57%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.57%) ProC
8 3 (0.57%) Toad
9 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.38%) Bower
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.38%) PyCharm
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 99 (18.86%) Finance
2 47 (8.95%) Telecoms
3 41 (7.81%) Marketing
4 28 (5.33%) Retail
5 24 (4.57%) Banking
6 22 (4.19%) Front Office
7 17 (3.24%) Electronics
8 16 (3.05%) Back Office
8 16 (3.05%) Legal
9 15 (2.86%) Manufacturing
10 11 (2.10%) Publishing
11 10 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (1.71%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.14%) Games
13 6 (1.14%) Law
14 5 (0.95%) Advertising
14 5 (0.95%) Billing
14 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.95%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 127 (24.19%) Analyst
2 86 (16.38%) Data Scientist
3 71 (13.52%) Developer
4 53 (10.10%) Data Analyst
5 32 (6.10%) SQL Developer
6 21 (4.00%) T-SQL Developer
7 20 (3.81%) SSIS Developer
8 18 (3.43%) Database Developer
8 18 (3.43%) SQL Database Developer
9 17 (3.24%) Consultant
10 15 (2.86%) Trainer
11 14 (2.67%) Business Analyst
11 14 (2.67%) IT Trainer
11 14 (2.67%) Python Developer
11 14 (2.67%) Senior Data Scientist
12 13 (2.48%) SQL Analyst
13 12 (2.29%) Technical Specialist
14 11 (2.10%) Architect
14 11 (2.10%) DBA
14 11 (2.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.90%) .NET
2 29 (5.52%) Web Services
3 23 (4.38%) Entity Framework
4 20 (3.81%) .NET Framework
4 20 (3.81%) Pandas
5 19 (3.62%) scikit-learn
6 18 (3.43%) Natural Language Processing
7 16 (3.05%) NumPy
8 10 (1.90%) SciPy
9 9 (1.71%) D3.js
10 8 (1.52%) HTML
10 8 (1.52%) Kafka
10 8 (1.52%) MDX
11 6 (1.14%) Bokeh
11 6 (1.14%) XML
12 5 (0.95%) CSS
12 5 (0.95%) Flask
12 5 (0.95%) ggplot
13 4 (0.76%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.76%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 151 (28.76%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (17.33%) Computer Science
3 64 (12.19%) Algorithms
4 51 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.81%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.86%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.29%) User Experience
8 10 (1.90%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.33%) NHS
10 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.95%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.76%) CESG
12 4 (0.76%) e-Learning
12 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.76%) Fintech
12 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.76%) Life Science
12 4 (0.76%) Reinsurance
12 4 (0.76%) Streaming Music
12 4 (0.76%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 50 (9.52%) Linux
2 49 (9.33%) Windows
3 14 (2.67%) Unix
4 13 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.29%) Android
5 12 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.52%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.14%) AIX
9 5 (0.95%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.57%) HPUX
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.38%) Solaris
12 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (24.95%) Mathematics
2 113 (21.52%) Analytics
3 86 (16.38%) Machine Learning
4 58 (11.05%) Data Analysis
5 57 (10.86%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (10.86%) Validation
6 56 (10.67%) Visualisation
7 50 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 46 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (8.76%) Data Management
9 41 (7.81%) Physics
10 40 (7.62%) Project Management
11 39 (7.43%) Service Management
12 37 (7.05%) High Availability
13 34 (6.48%) Economics
14 33 (6.29%) Data Visualisation
15 30 (5.71%) Data Analytics
16 29 (5.52%) Service Delivery
17 28 (5.33%) ETL
18 27 (5.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 193 (36.76%) SQL
2 140 (26.67%) Python
3 112 (21.33%) R
4 37 (7.05%) Java
5 32 (6.10%) T-SQL
6 28 (5.33%) C++
7 23 (4.38%) JavaScript
8 22 (4.19%) C#
9 19 (3.62%) Scala
10 17 (3.24%) VBA
11 15 (2.86%) C
12 13 (2.48%) Perl
13 11 (2.10%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.10%) PHP
14 8 (1.52%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.33%) VB
16 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.95%) AWK
18 4 (0.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 3 (0.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 137 (26.10%) Degree
2 34 (6.48%) PhD
3 27 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.05%) Postgraduate
5 16 (3.05%) SC Cleared
6 15 (2.86%) CCNP
7 14 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (2.29%) Master's Degree
9 11 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.10%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.33%) ISEB
11 6 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.14%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.14%) RHCE
11 6 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.95%) CCIE
12 5 (0.95%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.76%) CISM
13 4 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.86%) QA
3 13 (2.48%) SLA
4 12 (2.29%) PMO
5 5 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.76%) COBIT
6 4 (0.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.76%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.38%) GCP
7 2 (0.38%) GDPR
8 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.19%) CDISC
8 1 (0.19%) IFRS
8 1 (0.19%) PSD2
System Software
1 26 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (1.90%) SCCM
2 5 (0.95%) Ansible
2 5 (0.95%) Grafana
3 4 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.57%) FTK
4 3 (0.57%) Puppet
5 2 (0.38%) Amdocs OSS
5 2 (0.38%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.38%) Terraform
6 1 (0.19%) Cacti
6 1 (0.19%) Graphite
6 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.19%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.19%) SCOM
6 1 (0.19%) SmokePing
6 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 76 (14.48%) Microsoft
2 43 (8.19%) Tableau
3 40 (7.62%) Oracle
4 27 (5.14%) Cisco
5 21 (4.00%) Google
6 16 (3.05%) SAP
7 9 (1.71%) HP
7 9 (1.71%) iManage
7 9 (1.71%) VMware
8 8 (1.52%) NetApp
8 8 (1.52%) Teradata
9 7 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.33%) Citrix
9 7 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (1.33%) Palo Alto
9 7 (1.33%) Remedy
10 6 (1.14%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.14%) Dynatrace
10 6 (1.14%) Huawei
10 6 (1.14%) Reuters