Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1111 925 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.59% 5.67% 5.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.38% 19.09% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 507 666
South East median daily rate £416 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.97% +8.65%
10th Percentile £241 £181 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £420 £405
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 48
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.25 £15.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +34.66% -18.19%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.04 £12.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £47.75 £52.42
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £18.52
% change year-on-year +12.68% -4.16% +2.89%

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 4964 4845 5917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.43% 29.71% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 2772 3472
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £216 £217 £225
90th Percentile £570 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 279 324
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £19.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +11.60% +14.26%
10th Percentile £10.55 £12.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £50.10 £54.00 £48.11
England median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +6.50% +4.06% +9.83%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Thames Valley 0 504 £389 +2.98% 81
Berkshire +9 375 £390 - 38
Surrey +24 251 £450 +5.88% 32
Hampshire +12 220 £400 +23.08% 43
Buckinghamshire -28 100 £385 +1.99% 15
West Sussex -14 70 £438 +2.94% 3
Oxfordshire +1 29 £375 +36.36% 28
Middlesex -3 24 £484 +23.55% 4
East Sussex -1 23 £363 +20.83% 8
Kent -10 11 £200 -40.74% 5
M4 Corridor +5 1 - -
Sussex -2 1 £300 - 2
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills 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 South East region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 258 (23.22%) Finance
2 257 (23.13%) SQL
3 217 (19.53%) Microsoft
4 206 (18.54%) Degree
5 191 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 168 (15.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 146 (13.14%) Project Management
8 141 (12.69%) Oracle
9 126 (11.34%) Analytics
10 120 (10.80%) Windows
11 116 (10.44%) Business Analysis
12 111 (9.99%) ITIL
12 111 (9.99%) Microsoft Office
12 111 (9.99%) Telecoms
13 105 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
14 98 (8.82%) Security Cleared
15 96 (8.64%) SAP
16 95 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
17 91 (8.19%) Unix
18 84 (7.56%) Computer Science
19 82 (7.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 81 (7.29%) Data Analysis
20 81 (7.29%) Migration
21 80 (7.20%) Marketing
22 79 (7.11%) SQL Server
23 78 (7.02%) Change Management
24 73 (6.57%) Active Directory
25 72 (6.48%) SC Cleared
26 71 (6.39%) Management Information System
27 70 (6.30%) Java

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 49 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 35 (3.15%) SAS
3 30 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.80%) Skype for Business
5 17 (1.53%) MS Exchange
6 15 (1.35%) CMS
6 15 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.35%) IIS
7 14 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.17%) Confluence
9 10 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
10 9 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.72%) Jupyter
12 7 (0.63%) Apache
12 7 (0.63%) Documentum
13 5 (0.45%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.45%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.36%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 168 (15.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 111 (9.99%) Microsoft Office
3 82 (7.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 69 (6.21%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (1.26%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.63%) Stata
9 5 (0.45%) SPSS
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.090%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
1 11 (0.99%) Sonata
2 8 (0.72%) SAP HR
2 8 (0.72%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.54%) FastStats
3 6 (0.54%) Maximo
4 5 (0.45%) Eloqua
4 5 (0.45%) Magento
4 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.45%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.27%) HFM
5 3 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
5 3 (0.27%) Lawson
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.27%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (4.23%) Office 365
3 39 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (1.44%) OpenShift
4 16 (1.44%) SaaS
5 14 (1.26%) IaaS
6 13 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
8 9 (0.81%) Adobe Analytics
8 9 (0.81%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.72%) iPaaS
10 5 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.45%) Firebase
11 4 (0.36%) PaaS
12 3 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.27%) GitHub
12 3 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
12 3 (0.27%) Lucidchart
13 2 (0.18%) AdWords
13 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.14%) TCP/IP
2 26 (2.34%) DNS
3 23 (2.07%) DHCP
4 19 (1.71%) Firewall
5 18 (1.62%) Skype
6 17 (1.53%) SAN
7 16 (1.44%) LAN
8 14 (1.26%) LTE
8 14 (1.26%) VoLTE
9 13 (1.17%) GSM
9 13 (1.17%) LDAP
9 13 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (1.17%) VoWiFi
10 12 (1.08%) HSPA
10 12 (1.08%) WCDMA
11 11 (0.99%) 3G
11 11 (0.99%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.90%) Internet
12 10 (0.90%) WAN
13 9 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.77%) Relational Database
3 43 (3.87%) Big Data
4 37 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (2.88%) Data Mining
6 29 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 24 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 16 (1.44%) MS Access
10 16 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (1.17%) QlikView
13 11 (0.99%) GIS
13 11 (0.99%) MySQL
14 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.81%) Data Mart
15 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 40 (3.60%) JIRA
2 39 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 25 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 23 (2.07%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.35%) Subversion
7 11 (0.99%) Artifactory
7 11 (0.99%) Selenium
8 10 (0.90%) SoapUI
9 8 (0.72%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.63%) Android Studio
10 7 (0.63%) Xcode
11 6 (0.54%) JMeter
12 5 (0.45%) NeoLoad
13 4 (0.36%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.36%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.36%) StarTeam
General
1 258 (23.22%) Finance
2 111 (9.99%) Telecoms
3 80 (7.20%) Marketing
4 36 (3.24%) Retail
5 35 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.79%) Legal
7 23 (2.07%) Banking
8 22 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.53%) Billing
10 13 (1.17%) Advertising
11 12 (1.08%) Publishing
12 11 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
13 10 (0.90%) Automotive
14 9 (0.81%) Games
15 8 (0.72%) Back Office
16 7 (0.63%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.54%) Electronics
18 5 (0.45%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.45%) German Language
19 4 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 411 (36.99%) Analyst
2 128 (11.52%) Business Analyst
3 85 (7.65%) Developer
4 70 (6.30%) Consultant
5 66 (5.94%) Architect
6 60 (5.40%) Data Analyst
7 47 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 46 (4.14%) Pensions Analyst
9 43 (3.87%) Process Analyst
10 37 (3.33%) Business Process Analyst
11 33 (2.97%) Service Analyst
12 27 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (2.34%) Data Scientist
13 26 (2.34%) Service Desk Analyst
13 26 (2.34%) Workflow Analyst
14 21 (1.89%) Financial Analyst
14 21 (1.89%) Support Analyst
15 20 (1.80%) Administrator
15 20 (1.80%) IT Analyst
15 20 (1.80%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (3.78%) HTML
2 37 (3.33%) CSS
3 34 (3.06%) Web Services
4 33 (2.97%) .NET
5 31 (2.79%) SOAP
6 23 (2.07%) HTML5
7 21 (1.89%) jQuery
7 21 (1.89%) JSON
8 19 (1.71%) CSS3
8 19 (1.71%) REST
9 18 (1.62%) XML
10 16 (1.44%) D3.js
11 13 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.17%) Kafka
12 12 (1.08%) JSTL
13 11 (0.99%) J2EE
13 11 (0.99%) MDX
13 11 (0.99%) WCF
14 10 (0.90%) ASP.NET
14 10 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.56%) Computer Science
2 71 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 46 (4.14%) User Experience
4 27 (2.43%) PMI
5 25 (2.25%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 20 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.62%) CMDB
8 18 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.44%) FMCG
10 15 (1.35%) Virtual Team
11 14 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
11 14 (1.26%) Clustering
12 11 (0.99%) iPad
13 10 (0.90%) Replication
14 9 (0.81%) Social Media
15 8 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.72%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.72%) Fintech
15 8 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 120 (10.80%) Windows
2 91 (8.19%) Unix
3 65 (5.85%) Linux
4 39 (3.51%) Windows 7
5 32 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (2.25%) Windows Server
8 23 (2.07%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.71%) Apple iOS
9 19 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (1.53%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.17%) Android
13 10 (0.90%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.81%) AIX
15 8 (0.72%) Solaris
16 1 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.090%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (13.14%) Project Management
3 126 (11.34%) Analytics
4 116 (10.44%) Business Analysis
5 111 (9.99%) ITIL
6 105 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 95 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
8 81 (7.29%) Data Analysis
8 81 (7.29%) Migration
9 78 (7.02%) Change Management
10 68 (6.12%) Workflow
11 65 (5.85%) Data Modelling
11 65 (5.85%) Scrum
12 60 (5.40%) Service Management
13 57 (5.13%) PRINCE2
14 56 (5.04%) Analytical Thinking
15 55 (4.95%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (4.95%) Data Management
15 55 (4.95%) Service Delivery
16 51 (4.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 257 (23.13%) SQL
2 70 (6.30%) Java
3 64 (5.76%) Python
4 53 (4.77%) C#
5 47 (4.23%) JavaScript
5 47 (4.23%) R
6 30 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 25 (2.25%) PHP
8 21 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 17 (1.53%) VBA
10 15 (1.35%) C
10 15 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.08%) C++
11 12 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.99%) Perl
13 8 (0.72%) Korn
13 8 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.63%) Apple Swift
14 7 (0.63%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 206 (18.54%) Degree
2 98 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 72 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.88%) PMI Certification
5 28 (2.52%) PMP
6 24 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
7 22 (1.98%) Master's Degree
8 19 (1.71%) ISTQB
8 19 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (1.62%) ISEB
10 16 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (1.26%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.90%) ACCA
12 10 (0.90%) CIMA
13 9 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.81%) Postgraduate
14 8 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.72%) MCSE
15 7 (0.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.59%) SLA
2 44 (3.96%) QA
3 38 (3.42%) Data Quality
4 37 (3.33%) GDPR
5 28 (2.52%) PMO
6 15 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.45%) GxP
8 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.36%) P3O
10 3 (0.27%) Basel II
10 3 (0.27%) IFRS
10 3 (0.27%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.18%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.090%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.090%) UCITS
System Software
1 73 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.35%) Docker
5 11 (0.99%) Gluster
6 8 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.54%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.45%) HDFS
9 4 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.36%) XenApp
10 3 (0.27%) vSphere
10 3 (0.27%) XenServer
11 2 (0.18%) Firmware
11 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.090%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.090%) OpenDJ
12 1 (0.090%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 17 (1.53%) SCCM
2 15 (1.35%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.35%) SCOM
3 13 (1.17%) Ansible
4 11 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (0.81%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.45%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.36%) DameWare
10 4 (0.36%) Puppet
11 3 (0.27%) Cacti
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 141 (12.69%) Oracle
3 96 (8.64%) SAP
4 43 (3.87%) Tableau
5 36 (3.24%) VMware
6 26 (2.34%) HP
7 25 (2.25%) Citrix
8 24 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 22 (1.98%) Symantec
10 21 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 20 (1.80%) Cisco
11 20 (1.80%) Google
12 18 (1.62%) Apple
12 18 (1.62%) IBM
12 18 (1.62%) Workday
13 16 (1.44%) NetApp
13 16 (1.44%) Remedy
14 15 (1.35%) Cloudera
15 13 (1.17%) Informatica
16 11 (0.99%) Adobe