Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 373 408
Rank change year-on-year +21 +35 +36
Contract jobs citing Statistics 627 546 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.61% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.73% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 358 331
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £204 £213
90th Percentile £650 £641 £625
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
England median hourly rate £24.98 £26.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +20.93% +10.26%
10th Percentile £18.30 £13.34 £8.47
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.70 £52.85
UK median hourly rate £24.99 £24.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.05% +27.63% -0.94%

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 79,186 74,761 81,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.02% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,339 49,856 53,987
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,905 2,046 2,405
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -40 354 £465 -7.00% 121
South East +11 113 £375 +50.00% 46
North of England +62 71 £380 +2.70% 30
East of England +25 49 £400 +25.00% 27
North West +13 29 £325 +15.56% 19
Midlands -1 25 £310 -11.43% 12
West Midlands +8 23 £310 -24.85% 8
North East +70 21 £350 -27.23% 4
Yorkshire -3 21 £415 +10.67% 7
South West +3 9 £356 +87.50% 15
East Midlands -15 2 - - 4
Statistics
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 227 (36.20%) SQL
2 203 (32.38%) Python
3 195 (31.10%) Analytical Skills
4 192 (30.62%) Mathematics
5 179 (28.55%) Data Science
6 161 (25.68%) Analytics
7 159 (25.36%) R
8 156 (24.88%) Degree
9 138 (22.01%) Machine Learning
10 130 (20.73%) Computer Science
11 111 (17.70%) Finance
12 86 (13.72%) Data Analysis
13 84 (13.40%) Microsoft
14 82 (13.08%) SAS
14 82 (13.08%) Visualisation
15 80 (12.76%) Big Data
15 80 (12.76%) Tableau
16 74 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
17 73 (11.64%) Hadoop
18 69 (11.00%) Apache Spark
19 63 (10.05%) Security Cleared
19 63 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
20 62 (9.89%) Windows
21 60 (9.57%) Data Management
22 59 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
22 59 (9.41%) SQL Server
23 57 (9.09%) Service Management
23 57 (9.09%) Banking
24 56 (8.93%) Migration
24 56 (8.93%) Linux

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 82 (13.08%) SAS
2 69 (11.00%) Apache Spark
3 40 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 36 (5.74%) Jupyter
5 28 (4.47%) Apache
6 18 (2.87%) Apache Pig
7 13 (2.07%) JBoss
7 13 (2.07%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.91%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.28%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.12%) CMS
11 4 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
11 4 (0.64%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.64%) Confluence
11 4 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 59 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (4.15%) SPSS
4 23 (3.67%) MS Visio
5 19 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (2.55%) Stata
7 11 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.96%) Weka
9 2 (0.32%) EViews
9 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.16%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.64%) Magento
2 3 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.32%) Workfront
4 1 (0.16%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.15%) Office 365
3 12 (1.91%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.59%) PaaS
5 10 (1.59%) SaaS
5 10 (1.59%) Slack
5 10 (1.59%) Trello
6 7 (1.12%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (1.12%) IaaS
7 5 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.48%) GitHub
8 3 (0.48%) npm
9 2 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 1 (0.16%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.16%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.71%) Firewall
2 16 (2.55%) Intranet
3 13 (2.07%) Skype
4 12 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (1.91%) DHCP
5 11 (1.75%) 4G
6 10 (1.59%) VPN
7 9 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (1.44%) Internet
7 9 (1.44%) WAN
8 8 (1.28%) 3G
8 8 (1.28%) BGP
8 8 (1.28%) EIGRP
8 8 (1.28%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.28%) OSPF
8 8 (1.28%) SMS
9 7 (1.12%) Multicast
10 6 (0.96%) FCoE
10 6 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (12.76%) Big Data
2 73 (11.64%) Hadoop
3 59 (9.41%) SQL Server
4 53 (8.45%) Data Mining
5 37 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (4.94%) Apache Hive
7 23 (3.67%) HBase
7 23 (3.67%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.67%) Power BI
7 23 (3.67%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
9 21 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (3.19%) NoSQL
11 16 (2.55%) Mahout
11 16 (2.55%) MySQL
12 14 (2.23%) Geospatial Data
13 13 (2.07%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.75%) Spotfire
15 10 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
15 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (5.10%) JIRA
2 10 (1.59%) JMeter
2 10 (1.59%) LoadRunner
2 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.44%) The Grinder
4 6 (0.96%) ERwin
4 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.80%) PVCS
6 4 (0.64%) Firebug
7 3 (0.48%) Bower
7 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.32%) PyCharm
9 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.16%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (17.70%) Finance
2 57 (9.09%) Banking
3 43 (6.86%) Marketing
4 35 (5.58%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.83%) Games
6 23 (3.67%) Retail
7 16 (2.55%) Legal
8 13 (2.07%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.75%) Front Office
10 10 (1.59%) Electronics
10 10 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.59%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.28%) Law
12 8 (1.28%) Publishing
13 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.96%) Advertising
14 6 (0.96%) Military
15 5 (0.80%) French Language
16 4 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 192 (30.62%) Analyst
2 125 (19.94%) Data Scientist
3 89 (14.19%) Developer
4 74 (11.80%) Data Analyst
5 27 (4.31%) Consultant
6 26 (4.15%) Senior Analyst
7 24 (3.83%) Python Developer
8 23 (3.67%) Support Analyst
9 20 (3.19%) Data Engineer
9 20 (3.19%) SAS Analyst
9 20 (3.19%) Service Analyst
9 20 (3.19%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
11 18 (2.87%) DBA
11 18 (2.87%) Senior Data Scientist
12 17 (2.71%) Insight Analyst
13 16 (2.55%) Administrator
13 16 (2.55%) Business Analyst
14 15 (2.39%) Database Developer
15 14 (2.23%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.34%) NumPy
2 45 (7.18%) Pandas
3 38 (6.06%) Matplotlib
4 31 (4.94%) scikit-learn
5 25 (3.99%) D3.js
5 25 (3.99%) XML
6 23 (3.67%) Seaborn
7 19 (3.03%) .NET
8 17 (2.71%) PySpark
9 16 (2.55%) Natural Language Processing
9 16 (2.55%) TensorFlow
10 14 (2.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 14 (2.23%) Unreal Engine
11 12 (1.91%) HTML
11 12 (1.91%) Web Services
12 11 (1.75%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.75%) ggplot
13 10 (1.59%) Bokeh
13 10 (1.59%) Entity Framework
13 10 (1.59%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 195 (31.10%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (20.73%) Computer Science
3 51 (8.13%) Management Information System
4 49 (7.81%) Algorithms
5 24 (3.83%) Smartphone
6 21 (3.35%) Data Centre
7 19 (3.03%) NHS
8 18 (2.87%) User Experience
9 14 (2.23%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.75%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.59%) Replication
12 9 (1.44%) CESG
13 6 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
13 6 (0.96%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.96%) VWAP
14 5 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.80%) Social Media
15 4 (0.64%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.64%) Reference Data
16 3 (0.48%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.89%) Windows
2 56 (8.93%) Linux
3 39 (6.22%) Unix
4 23 (3.67%) Android
4 23 (3.67%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.39%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.75%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.59%) AIX
9 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.80%) Solaris
10 5 (0.80%) VMS
11 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.48%) HPUX
13 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.32%) MVS
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (30.62%) Mathematics
2 179 (28.55%) Data Science
3 161 (25.68%) Analytics
4 138 (22.01%) Machine Learning
5 86 (13.72%) Data Analysis
6 82 (13.08%) Visualisation
7 74 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
9 60 (9.57%) Data Management
10 57 (9.09%) Service Management
11 56 (8.93%) Migration
12 50 (7.97%) ETL
12 50 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 48 (7.66%) Incident Management
14 47 (7.50%) Economics
14 47 (7.50%) ITIL
15 44 (7.02%) Data Visualisation
15 44 (7.02%) Trend Analysis
16 43 (6.86%) Project Management
17 42 (6.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 227 (36.20%) SQL
2 203 (32.38%) Python
3 159 (25.36%) R
4 48 (7.66%) Java
5 36 (5.74%) Scala
6 30 (4.78%) C++
7 26 (4.15%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.35%) MATLAB
9 19 (3.03%) C#
9 19 (3.03%) Perl
10 18 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.55%) VBA
12 14 (2.23%) AWK
13 11 (1.75%) C
13 11 (1.75%) PHP
14 8 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.96%) VB
16 3 (0.48%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.48%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 156 (24.88%) Degree
2 63 (10.05%) Security Cleared
3 51 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 40 (6.38%) PhD
5 35 (5.58%) Numerate Degree
6 19 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.71%) Master's Degree
8 15 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.75%) Postgraduate
10 10 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.59%) CCNP
10 10 (1.59%) CISM
10 10 (1.59%) CISSP
11 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (1.12%) MCSE
13 6 (0.96%) RHCE
13 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.64%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.66%) Data Quality
2 28 (4.47%) SLA
3 21 (3.35%) PMO
4 11 (1.75%) QA
5 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.44%) COBIT
6 9 (1.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 9 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 7 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.80%) CDISC
8 5 (0.80%) GDPR
9 4 (0.64%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.32%) GCP
11 1 (0.16%) IFRS
11 1 (0.16%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.28%) NFS
4 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.64%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.48%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.48%) IAG
6 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 2 (0.32%) RACF
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
8 1 (0.16%) HDFS
8 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (3.83%) SCCM
2 10 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (1.44%) Grafana
4 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
6 4 (0.64%) Terraform
7 3 (0.48%) Ansible
7 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.48%) Puppet
8 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.32%) Salt
8 2 (0.32%) SCOM
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.16%) Cacti
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) SmokePing
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 84 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 80 (12.76%) Tableau
3 37 (5.90%) Google
4 29 (4.63%) Cisco
4 29 (4.63%) Oracle
5 21 (3.35%) HP
6 20 (3.19%) MapR
7 15 (2.39%) VMware
8 14 (2.23%) Remedy
9 10 (1.59%) AppDynamics
9 10 (1.59%) Dynatrace
9 10 (1.59%) NetApp
10 9 (1.44%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.44%) Cognos
10 9 (1.44%) New Relic
11 8 (1.28%) Adobe
11 8 (1.28%) Citrix
11 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.28%) Tufin
12 7 (1.12%) ServiceNow