Period
to 19 July 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 19 July 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 26 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1,172 1,054 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.88% 6.57% 4.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.40% 21.29% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 600 535
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £215 £207 £231
90th Percentile £552 £538 £538
England median daily rate £436 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -3.06% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 51
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +24.59%
10th Percentile £10.76 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.90 £42.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.42% +4.20%

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 5,476 4,951 5,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.13% 30.87% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,127 2,832 3,627
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 269 301
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -30.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.58 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.93 £19.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.63% -1.70% +11.11%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Thames Valley +8 580 £400 - 130
Berkshire 0 360 £400 -5.88% 70
Surrey -6 260 £475 +8.57% 48
Hampshire +1 204 £425 +6.25% 53
Buckinghamshire +19 171 £378 +0.67% 30
West Sussex -21 64 £411 -0.90% 14
Oxfordshire +16 51 £400 +6.67% 30
East Sussex 0 27 £413 +17.86% 18
Kent +19 23 £450 - 19
Middlesex -3 6 £469 -3.15% 3
Sussex +1 1 £470 +4.44% 1
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 387 (33.02%) Problem-Solving
2 276 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 255 (21.76%) Finance
4 230 (19.62%) Microsoft
5 209 (17.83%) Degree
6 206 (17.58%) SQL
7 193 (16.47%) Project Management
8 165 (14.08%) Oracle
9 162 (13.82%) Microsoft Excel
10 147 (12.54%) Security Cleared
11 132 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 130 (11.09%) ITIL
13 126 (10.75%) Analytics
14 121 (10.32%) SC Cleared
15 117 (9.98%) Windows
16 114 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
17 110 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
18 108 (9.22%) Migration
18 108 (9.22%) Business Analysis
19 97 (8.28%) Marketing
20 94 (8.02%) Data Analysis
21 93 (7.94%) Telecoms
22 91 (7.76%) PRINCE2
23 85 (7.25%) Scrum
24 79 (6.74%) Linux
25 75 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
26 74 (6.31%) Unix
26 74 (6.31%) Computer Science
27 73 (6.23%) Java
27 73 (6.23%) Change Management

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 57 (4.86%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.73%) SAS
3 20 (1.71%) Confluence
4 12 (1.02%) Jupyter
5 11 (0.94%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 10 (0.85%) Apache
7 9 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.68%) CMS
8 8 (0.68%) IIS
9 7 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.60%) Mule
10 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.43%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.34%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 162 (13.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 114 (9.73%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 58 (4.95%) MS Visio
5 37 (3.16%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.37%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.51%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.34%) InVision
9 4 (0.34%) SPSS
9 4 (0.34%) UserZoom
10 3 (0.26%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.17%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 1 (0.085%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.085%) InDesign
12 1 (0.085%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (1.37%) Sonata
2 12 (1.02%) SAP HR
3 8 (0.68%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.34%) Infor M3
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.34%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.26%) Global One
6 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.50%) Office 365
3 31 (2.65%) SaaS
4 24 (2.05%) PaaS
5 20 (1.71%) Adobe Analytics
5 20 (1.71%) Google Analytics
6 16 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (1.19%) IaaS
8 8 (0.68%) IBM Blueworks
8 8 (0.68%) OpenShift
8 8 (0.68%) Yammer
9 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.34%) Google Play
12 3 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.10%) Firewall
2 28 (2.39%) Internet
3 22 (1.88%) Wireless
4 21 (1.79%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.71%) WAN
6 17 (1.45%) DNS
6 17 (1.45%) LAN
7 15 (1.28%) Cisco ISE
7 15 (1.28%) SAN
8 13 (1.11%) VPN
9 12 (1.02%) BGP
9 12 (1.02%) IPsec
9 12 (1.02%) OSPF
10 10 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (0.85%) ICMP
10 10 (0.85%) Network Security
10 10 (0.85%) Skype
11 9 (0.77%) BIG-IP
12 8 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 63 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 52 (4.44%) Big Data
3 52 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (2.73%) Hadoop
5 31 (2.65%) Power BI
6 26 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
7 23 (1.96%) Data Mining
7 23 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.62%) HBase
10 17 (1.45%) Oracle Database
11 15 (1.28%) MySQL
11 15 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 14 (1.19%) MS Access
13 13 (1.11%) Apache Hive
13 13 (1.11%) NoSQL
13 13 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (1.02%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 61 (5.20%) JIRA
2 30 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.37%) Selenium
5 15 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (1.11%) Axure RP
7 12 (1.02%) JUnit
8 11 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.77%) JMeter
9 9 (0.77%) SoapUI
10 8 (0.68%) NUnit
10 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (0.60%) Cobertura
11 7 (0.60%) Maven
11 7 (0.60%) Subversion
11 7 (0.60%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.51%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.51%) Visual Website Optimizer
13 5 (0.43%) JBehave
General
1 255 (21.76%) Finance
2 97 (8.28%) Marketing
3 93 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 47 (4.01%) Retail
5 40 (3.41%) Legal
6 29 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 28 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 25 (2.13%) Banking
8 25 (2.13%) Billing
9 21 (1.79%) Games
9 21 (1.79%) German Language
10 19 (1.62%) French Language
11 12 (1.02%) Publishing
12 9 (0.77%) Back Office
13 8 (0.68%) Advertising
13 8 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.51%) Military
15 5 (0.43%) Electronics
15 5 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 375 (32.00%) Analyst
2 126 (10.75%) Business Analyst
3 116 (9.90%) Developer
4 98 (8.36%) Architect
5 84 (7.17%) Consultant
6 63 (5.38%) Project Manager
7 39 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
8 37 (3.16%) Pensions Analyst
9 35 (2.99%) Data Analyst
10 33 (2.82%) Administrator
11 29 (2.47%) Designer
12 27 (2.30%) Test Analyst
13 23 (1.96%) Infrastructure Architect
14 22 (1.88%) Data Scientist
15 20 (1.71%) Support Engineer
16 18 (1.54%) Coordinator
16 18 (1.54%) Salesforce Analyst
17 17 (1.45%) IT Analyst
17 17 (1.45%) Oracle Analyst
17 17 (1.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.92%) HTML
2 45 (3.84%) Middleware
3 40 (3.41%) .NET
4 33 (2.82%) jQuery
5 28 (2.39%) CSS
6 27 (2.30%) Web Services
7 24 (2.05%) AngularJS
7 24 (2.05%) SOAP
8 19 (1.62%) JSON
9 18 (1.54%) HTML5
9 18 (1.54%) Node.js
10 16 (1.37%) RESTful
10 16 (1.37%) XML
11 15 (1.28%) CSS3
11 15 (1.28%) REST
11 15 (1.28%) XSLT
12 14 (1.19%) ASP.NET
12 14 (1.19%) D3.js
12 14 (1.19%) Vue.js
13 12 (1.02%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
2 74 (6.31%) Computer Science
3 70 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 64 (5.46%) User Experience
5 45 (3.84%) Virtual Team
6 38 (3.24%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.71%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.62%) PMI
9 17 (1.45%) Social Media
9 17 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (1.28%) Life Science
11 13 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
12 12 (1.02%) Clustering
13 11 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.77%) LIMS
15 8 (0.68%) Replication
16 6 (0.51%) NHS
16 6 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.98%) Windows
2 79 (6.74%) Linux
3 74 (6.31%) Unix
4 38 (3.24%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 25 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 20 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.37%) Android
11 13 (1.11%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.85%) AIX
14 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.26%) Solaris
16 3 (0.26%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.17%) CentOS
17 2 (0.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (33.02%) Problem-Solving
2 276 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (16.47%) Project Management
4 132 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 130 (11.09%) ITIL
6 126 (10.75%) Analytics
7 110 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
8 108 (9.22%) Business Analysis
8 108 (9.22%) Migration
9 94 (8.02%) Data Analysis
10 91 (7.76%) PRINCE2
11 85 (7.25%) Scrum
12 73 (6.23%) Change Management
13 72 (6.14%) Decision-Making
14 71 (6.06%) Data Modelling
15 67 (5.72%) Analytical Thinking
16 66 (5.63%) Validation
17 65 (5.55%) Workflow
18 60 (5.12%) ITIL V3
19 59 (5.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 206 (17.58%) SQL
2 73 (6.23%) Java
3 54 (4.61%) Python
4 53 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 47 (4.01%) C#
6 33 (2.82%) R
7 26 (2.22%) C
7 26 (2.22%) VBA
8 21 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.28%) T-SQL
10 14 (1.19%) PHP
11 11 (0.94%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.85%) Scala
13 9 (0.77%) C++
14 8 (0.68%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.68%) VB
15 6 (0.51%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.51%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 209 (17.83%) Degree
2 147 (12.54%) Security Cleared
3 121 (10.32%) SC Cleared
4 36 (3.07%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (2.47%) ISEB
7 27 (2.30%) PMI Certification
8 22 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.88%) PMP
9 21 (1.79%) MCSE
10 18 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (1.28%) CCNP
12 14 (1.19%) Master's Degree
13 12 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
14 11 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.94%) MCSA
15 10 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.68%) CISSP
17 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.95%) SLA
2 53 (4.52%) Data Quality
3 48 (4.10%) QA
4 42 (3.58%) PMO
5 23 (1.96%) GDPR
6 11 (0.94%) GxP
6 11 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.51%) GCP
10 4 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.34%) GLP
10 4 (0.34%) GMP
10 4 (0.34%) IFRS
11 3 (0.26%) COBIT
11 3 (0.26%) RMADS
12 1 (0.085%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.085%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.085%) PMBOK
System Software
1 51 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 24 (2.05%) XenApp
5 19 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.11%) Apache Flume
7 12 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.94%) Docker
9 7 (0.60%) HDFS
9 7 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.43%) Firmware
11 5 (0.43%) StorNext
12 4 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.17%) Samba
13 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.17%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (1.88%) SCCM
2 15 (1.28%) Ansible
3 14 (1.19%) HP ALM
4 12 (1.02%) SCOM
5 10 (0.85%) Data Guard
5 10 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (0.85%) Puppet
6 7 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.51%) Kibana
8 5 (0.43%) OVSD
8 5 (0.43%) RSA enVision
8 5 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.34%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.26%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.17%) Grafana
11 2 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 230 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 165 (14.08%) Oracle
3 71 (6.06%) SAP
4 48 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (4.01%) Cisco
6 46 (3.92%) VMware
7 43 (3.67%) HP
8 41 (3.50%) Citrix
8 41 (3.50%) Workday
9 35 (2.99%) IBM
10 33 (2.82%) Tableau
11 22 (1.88%) Google
12 19 (1.62%) Adobe
12 19 (1.62%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.28%) Kronos
14 14 (1.19%) FNZ
14 14 (1.19%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.11%) Red Hat
16 12 (1.02%) Juniper
16 12 (1.02%) MicroStrategy