Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 25 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +11
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 936 1,176 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.24% 6.85% 6.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.31% 21.93% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 704 598
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £233 £215 £206
90th Percentile £600 £552 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 45
South East median hourly rate £19.26 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.02 £50.90 £42.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +19.68%

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 4,609 5,362 4,789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.72% 31.21% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,764 3,072 2,726
South East median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £560
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 265 263
South East median hourly rate £22.36 £30.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.48% +71.43% -27.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.52
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -8.89% +15.38% -2.50%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 -13 408 £425 +6.25% 144
Berkshire -8 285 £425 +6.25% 70
Hampshire +3 208 £450 +5.88% 64
Surrey -2 160 £438 -7.89% 49
Buckinghamshire -18 85 £425 +12.58% 30
West Sussex +19 67 £400 -2.74% 32
East Sussex +4 44 £425 +3.03% 12
Oxfordshire +20 39 £450 +12.50% 44
Kent +8 34 £380 -15.56% 19
Middlesex +8 5 £448 -4.53%
Sussex +3 2 £475 +1.06%
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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.

1 328 (35.04%) Problem-Solving
2 239 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 195 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 189 (20.19%) Finance
5 160 (17.09%) SQL
6 152 (16.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 133 (14.21%) Analytics
8 123 (13.14%) Degree
9 118 (12.61%) Telecoms
10 117 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 114 (12.18%) Project Management
12 113 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 110 (11.75%) Security Cleared
14 105 (11.22%) Windows
15 102 (10.90%) DevOps
16 98 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
17 97 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
18 93 (9.94%) ITIL
18 93 (9.94%) Decision-Making
19 90 (9.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 88 (9.40%) SAP
21 82 (8.76%) Data Analysis
22 80 (8.55%) Python
23 78 (8.33%) Active Directory
24 77 (8.23%) Management Information System
25 76 (8.12%) Oracle
26 75 (8.01%) Data Modelling
26 75 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
27 72 (7.69%) Migration
27 72 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 39 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.35%) Confluence
2 22 (2.35%) SAS
3 18 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.50%) CMS
5 13 (1.39%) Apache
6 11 (1.18%) IIS
7 10 (1.07%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.43%) JBoss
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 152 (16.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 98 (10.47%) Microsoft Office
3 90 (9.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (4.81%) MS Visio
5 30 (3.21%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.53%) Sketch
8 2 (0.21%) Figma
8 2 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.28%) SAP HR
2 11 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.18%) SAP HCM
2 11 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.96%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.96%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.85%) SAP SRM
5 7 (0.75%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.64%) Workday HCM
7 5 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.43%) Sonata
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.21%) iTrent
10 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.21%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (4.91%) Power Platform
3 42 (4.49%) SaaS
4 31 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 27 (2.88%) Office 365
7 23 (2.46%) PaaS
8 17 (1.82%) Google Analytics
9 14 (1.50%) IaaS
10 10 (1.07%) Adobe Analytics
10 10 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 8 (0.85%) GitHub
12 7 (0.75%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
15 3 (0.32%) G Suite
15 3 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.35%) Skype
2 20 (2.14%) DNS
3 19 (2.03%) Firewall
4 15 (1.60%) DHCP
5 11 (1.18%) HTTP
5 11 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.07%) VPN
7 9 (0.96%) LAN
8 7 (0.75%) Internet
8 7 (0.75%) SMTP
9 6 (0.64%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.64%) Intranet
9 6 (0.64%) Network Security
9 6 (0.64%) WAN
10 5 (0.53%) SNMP
10 5 (0.53%) SSL
10 5 (0.53%) Wireless
11 4 (0.43%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.43%) MPLS
11 4 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.91%) Power BI
3 41 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
5 29 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 26 (2.78%) Big Data
7 20 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.82%) Oracle Database
10 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (1.39%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.39%) OLAP
11 13 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 11 (1.18%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.18%) MS Access
12 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.07%) MySQL
13 10 (1.07%) SAP BW
14 9 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 54 (5.77%) JIRA
2 22 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 14 (1.50%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.18%) PVCS
6 11 (1.18%) Selenium
7 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.85%) JMeter
9 6 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.53%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.53%) LSMW
10 5 (0.53%) NUnit
10 5 (0.53%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.53%) Subversion
11 4 (0.43%) CppUnit
11 4 (0.43%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.43%) WebDriver
General
1 189 (20.19%) Finance
2 118 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 56 (5.98%) Marketing
4 44 (4.70%) Retail
5 38 (4.06%) Legal
6 17 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.60%) Billing
8 14 (1.50%) Banking
9 12 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.28%) Publishing
10 10 (1.07%) Electronics
11 9 (0.96%) General Ledger
12 7 (0.75%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.75%) Automotive
12 7 (0.75%) Military
13 5 (0.53%) Back Office
14 3 (0.32%) French Language
15 2 (0.21%) Advertising
15 2 (0.21%) Front Office
15 2 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 296 (31.62%) Analyst
2 95 (10.15%) Business Analyst
3 73 (7.80%) Architect
4 67 (7.16%) Developer
5 60 (6.41%) Consultant
6 55 (5.88%) Data Analyst
7 34 (3.63%) Project Manager
8 29 (3.10%) IT Analyst
9 24 (2.56%) Designer
10 22 (2.35%) SAP Consultant
11 21 (2.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 21 (2.24%) Senior Analyst
11 21 (2.24%) Test Engineer
12 18 (1.92%) Service Analyst
12 18 (1.92%) SQL Analyst
13 17 (1.82%) Administrator
13 17 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (1.71%) IT Manager
14 16 (1.71%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (1.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.63%) .NET
2 32 (3.42%) HTML
3 30 (3.21%) CSS
4 21 (2.24%) Middleware
4 21 (2.24%) SOAP
4 21 (2.24%) XML
5 17 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.82%) REST
6 16 (1.71%) JSON
7 13 (1.39%) jQuery
7 13 (1.39%) Web Services
8 12 (1.28%) RESTful
8 12 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (1.18%) AngularJS
9 11 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (1.18%) WPF
10 9 (0.96%) HTML5
11 7 (0.75%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.75%) Node.js
11 7 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.23%) Management Information System
2 75 (8.01%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (4.17%) User Experience
4 22 (2.35%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.71%) PMI
6 15 (1.60%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.60%) Virtual Team
7 14 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.28%) Life Science
9 10 (1.07%) NHS
10 9 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
10 9 (0.96%) CESG
10 9 (0.96%) Cloud Native
11 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.85%) Social Media
12 7 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 105 (11.22%) Windows
2 53 (5.66%) Linux
3 31 (3.31%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.10%) Unix
4 29 (3.10%) Windows 10
5 19 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.07%) Android
8 10 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) CentOS
13 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.21%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (35.04%) Problem-Solving
2 239 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (14.21%) Analytics
4 117 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 114 (12.18%) Project Management
6 102 (10.90%) DevOps
7 97 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
8 93 (9.94%) Decision-Making
8 93 (9.94%) ITIL
9 82 (8.76%) Data Analysis
10 75 (8.01%) Data Modelling
11 72 (7.69%) Migration
12 67 (7.16%) Scrum
13 61 (6.52%) PRINCE2
13 61 (6.52%) Time Management
14 57 (6.09%) Business Analysis
14 57 (6.09%) Change Management
15 55 (5.88%) Service Management
16 52 (5.56%) Data Science
16 52 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 160 (17.09%) SQL
2 80 (8.55%) Python
3 49 (5.24%) JavaScript
4 45 (4.81%) C#
5 38 (4.06%) Java
6 35 (3.74%) PowerShell
7 21 (2.24%) C
8 19 (2.03%) R
9 18 (1.92%) PL/SQL
10 14 (1.50%) VBA
11 11 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.75%) ABAP
13 7 (0.75%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.64%) C++
14 6 (0.64%) Perl
14 6 (0.64%) PHP
14 6 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 123 (13.14%) Degree
2 110 (11.75%) Security Cleared
3 72 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 25 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 23 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 20 (2.14%) ISEB
7 19 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.92%) MCSE
9 13 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 12 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.28%) PMP
11 11 (1.18%) CISSP
12 10 (1.07%) CESG Certified Professional
12 10 (1.07%) PhD
13 9 (0.96%) ACCA
14 8 (0.85%) CIMA
14 8 (0.85%) MCP
15 7 (0.75%) CCNA
15 7 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 47 (5.02%) SLA
3 37 (3.95%) PMO
4 34 (3.63%) QA
5 14 (1.50%) GDPR
6 11 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.64%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.64%) RMADS
9 5 (0.53%) NIST
9 5 (0.53%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.43%) COBIT
10 4 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.43%) ITGC
11 2 (0.21%) ARP4754
11 2 (0.21%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.21%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.21%) DO-254
11 2 (0.21%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 78 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.50%) Docker
4 12 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.28%) XenApp
5 9 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.21%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.11%) Firmware
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.82%) SCCM
2 10 (1.07%) Ansible
2 10 (1.07%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.96%) SCOM
4 7 (0.75%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (0.53%) Control-M
5 5 (0.53%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.43%) WSUS
7 3 (0.32%) Consul
7 3 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.32%) Mesos
7 3 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.32%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.32%) Puppet
7 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.32%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.21%) PowerCLI
8 2 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.40%) SAP
3 76 (8.12%) Oracle
4 41 (4.38%) Tableau
4 41 (4.38%) VMware
5 31 (3.31%) Workday
6 30 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.78%) Citrix
8 22 (2.35%) Google
9 21 (2.24%) IBM
10 20 (2.14%) Cisco
11 18 (1.92%) HP
12 17 (1.82%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.71%) CA
14 15 (1.60%) MicroStrategy
15 14 (1.50%) BMC
16 13 (1.39%) Dell
16 13 (1.39%) Remedy
17 11 (1.18%) Atlassian
18 10 (1.07%) Adobe