Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 30 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1,052 1,016 966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.40% 6.29% 5.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.80% 20.92% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 591 535
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £600 £538 £550
England median daily rate £435 £450 £423
% change year-on-year -3.33% +6.51% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 56
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.99% -8.54% +40.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.00 £12.79
90th Percentile £38.20 £42.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year -13.25% +9.04% +2.75%

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 5,313 4,856 5,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 32.30% 30.08% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,134 2,770 3,107
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £588 £570 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 257 309
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.39% -10.26% +22.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.22 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £52.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +8 502 £400 +6.67% 133
Berkshire +1 323 £400 +3.23% 65
Surrey -8 246 £450 +4.53% 60
Hampshire -9 190 £400 - 56
Buckinghamshire +26 134 £363 -4.61% 36
West Sussex -13 52 £450 +12.15% 21
Oxfordshire +19 45 £445 +18.67% 33
East Sussex +8 31 £438 +25.00% 19
Kent +11 17 £450 +80.00% 22
Middlesex -8 6 £675 +39.46% 3
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 362 (34.41%) Problem-Solving
2 281 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (19.77%) Microsoft
4 192 (18.25%) Finance
5 170 (16.16%) Project Management
6 165 (15.68%) SQL
7 161 (15.30%) Degree
8 148 (14.07%) Microsoft Excel
9 126 (11.98%) Windows
10 120 (11.41%) Analytics
11 119 (11.31%) ITIL
12 118 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
13 114 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 113 (10.74%) Migration
15 111 (10.55%) Telecoms
16 110 (10.46%) Security Cleared
17 108 (10.27%) Oracle
18 94 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
19 87 (8.27%) Scrum
20 86 (8.17%) SAP
20 86 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
20 86 (8.17%) SC Cleared
21 78 (7.41%) Data Modelling
22 76 (7.22%) PRINCE2
23 75 (7.13%) Python
23 75 (7.13%) Active Directory
24 71 (6.75%) Computer Science
25 69 (6.56%) Java
26 68 (6.46%) Marketing
26 68 (6.46%) Business Analysis

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 67 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.00%) SAS
4 19 (1.81%) Confluence
5 14 (1.33%) IIS
6 12 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.95%) CMS
7 10 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.67%) Apache
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.48%) WordPress
11 4 (0.38%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 148 (14.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (6.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (4.56%) MS Visio
5 27 (2.57%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (1.05%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.86%) InVision
8 7 (0.67%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.67%) SPSS
9 6 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.38%) UserZoom
11 3 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.19%) Mozilla Thunderbird
13 1 (0.095%) Autodesk Inventor
13 1 (0.095%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.095%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.62%) SAP HR
2 7 (0.67%) Workday HCM
3 5 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
3 5 (0.48%) Sonata
4 3 (0.29%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.29%) Global One
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.19%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 94 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.13%) Office 365
3 46 (4.37%) SaaS
4 24 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (2.00%) PaaS
6 18 (1.71%) IaaS
7 15 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.05%) Adobe Analytics
8 11 (1.05%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.95%) Yammer
10 7 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.57%) IBM Blueworks
11 6 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.80%) Firewall
2 39 (3.71%) Internet
3 24 (2.28%) TCP/IP
3 24 (2.28%) WAN
4 21 (2.00%) LAN
5 20 (1.90%) DNS
6 19 (1.81%) SAN
7 17 (1.62%) Wireshark
8 16 (1.52%) Wireless
9 15 (1.43%) SSH
10 14 (1.33%) 3G
10 14 (1.33%) 4G
10 14 (1.33%) VPN
11 12 (1.14%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (1.05%) Network Security
12 11 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (0.86%) SSL
14 8 (0.76%) Skype
15 7 (0.67%) HTTP
15 7 (0.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.56%) Big Data
3 37 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (3.52%) Power BI
4 35 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 30 (2.85%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (1.90%) MS Access
8 20 (1.90%) MySQL
9 19 (1.81%) Oracle Database
10 17 (1.62%) Apache Hive
10 17 (1.62%) Data Lake
10 17 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (1.33%) Flink
13 10 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 10 (0.95%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 64 (6.08%) JIRA
2 38 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.00%) Selenium
4 20 (1.90%) Jenkins
5 19 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (1.62%) SoapUI
7 15 (1.43%) Subversion
7 15 (1.43%) Visual Studio
8 14 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.05%) NUnit
10 10 (0.95%) Axure RP
11 9 (0.86%) Appium
11 9 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.76%) JMeter
12 8 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 7 (0.67%) ReSharper
13 7 (0.67%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.48%) ClearCase
14 5 (0.48%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 192 (18.25%) Finance
2 111 (10.55%) Telecoms
3 68 (6.46%) Marketing
4 47 (4.47%) Legal
5 42 (3.99%) Retail
6 31 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.90%) Banking
8 19 (1.81%) Billing
9 12 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (1.14%) Publishing
10 9 (0.86%) Advertising
10 9 (0.86%) Games
11 8 (0.76%) Electronics
12 7 (0.67%) Automotive
12 7 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
12 7 (0.67%) Military
13 6 (0.57%) German Language
14 5 (0.48%) Avionics
15 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (28.71%) Analyst
2 118 (11.22%) Developer
3 91 (8.65%) Architect
4 88 (8.37%) Business Analyst
5 59 (5.61%) Consultant
6 49 (4.66%) Project Manager
7 44 (4.18%) Data Analyst
8 27 (2.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 26 (2.47%) Administrator
9 26 (2.47%) Designer
10 25 (2.38%) SQL Developer
11 24 (2.28%) Coordinator
12 23 (2.19%) Test Analyst
13 21 (2.00%) Product Owner
14 18 (1.71%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (1.71%) Software Developer
15 17 (1.62%) Data Scientist
15 17 (1.62%) HR Analyst
16 16 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (1.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.37%) Middleware
2 41 (3.90%) .NET
3 40 (3.80%) HTML
4 35 (3.33%) CSS
5 33 (3.14%) jQuery
6 27 (2.57%) Web Services
7 22 (2.09%) XML
8 19 (1.81%) JSON
9 17 (1.62%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.33%) LDAP
10 14 (1.33%) SOAP
10 14 (1.33%) Spark Streaming
11 12 (1.14%) HTML5
11 12 (1.14%) REST
12 11 (1.05%) AngularJS
12 11 (1.05%) Kafka
12 11 (1.05%) Node.js
13 8 (0.76%) Ajax
13 8 (0.76%) RESTful
13 8 (0.76%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.75%) Computer Science
2 65 (6.18%) User Experience
3 59 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 57 (5.42%) Management Information System
5 43 (4.09%) Virtual Team
6 36 (3.42%) Data Centre
7 21 (2.00%) Data Structures
8 20 (1.90%) Analytical Mindset
9 18 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 18 (1.71%) PMI
10 15 (1.43%) Life Science
10 15 (1.43%) Reference Data
11 11 (1.05%) Social Media
12 10 (0.95%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.95%) Public Cloud
12 10 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 7 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.57%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 126 (11.98%) Windows
2 60 (5.70%) Linux
3 52 (4.94%) Windows Server
4 38 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 28 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (2.19%) Unix
7 22 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 22 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.71%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.52%) AIX
10 13 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.86%) SUSE
12 8 (0.76%) Android
12 8 (0.76%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.19%) MVS
15 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.095%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.095%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (34.41%) Problem-Solving
2 281 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
3 170 (16.16%) Project Management
4 120 (11.41%) Analytics
5 119 (11.31%) ITIL
6 114 (10.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 113 (10.74%) Migration
8 87 (8.27%) Scrum
9 86 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
10 78 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 76 (7.22%) PRINCE2
12 68 (6.46%) Business Analysis
13 65 (6.18%) Change Management
14 64 (6.08%) User Stories
15 63 (5.99%) Analytical Thinking
16 59 (5.61%) ETL
17 58 (5.51%) Service Management
18 53 (5.04%) Data Analysis
18 53 (5.04%) Decision-Making
19 47 (4.47%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 165 (15.68%) SQL
2 75 (7.13%) Python
3 69 (6.56%) Java
4 65 (6.18%) JavaScript
5 57 (5.42%) C#
6 35 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 24 (2.28%) VBA
8 22 (2.09%) R
9 21 (2.00%) C
10 19 (1.81%) C++
10 19 (1.81%) PHP
11 17 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.33%) Perl
13 13 (1.24%) VB
14 12 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.86%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.67%) Scala
17 6 (0.57%) Cypher
17 6 (0.57%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 161 (15.30%) Degree
2 110 (10.46%) Security Cleared
3 86 (8.17%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 23 (2.19%) PMP
6 22 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.90%) ISEB
9 19 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.52%) Master's Degree
12 15 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (1.33%) MCSE
14 12 (1.14%) CCNP
15 10 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 9 (0.86%) ISTQB
17 8 (0.76%) CCNA
18 6 (0.57%) DBS Check
18 6 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
18 6 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.23%) Data Quality
2 54 (5.13%) SLA
3 46 (4.37%) PMO
3 46 (4.37%) QA
4 14 (1.33%) GDPR
5 8 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 4 (0.38%) GxP
9 3 (0.29%) COBIT
9 3 (0.29%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.29%) GCP
9 3 (0.29%) GLP
9 3 (0.29%) GMP
9 3 (0.29%) IFRS
10 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.19%) RMADS
11 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.095%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.095%) Solvency II
System Software
1 75 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 28 (2.66%) XenApp
6 23 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (2.00%) Docker
8 7 (0.67%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.57%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.38%) Firmware
11 4 (0.38%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.29%) HDFS
12 3 (0.29%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.19%) KVM
13 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (2.38%) SCCM
2 17 (1.62%) HP ALM
3 15 (1.43%) Ansible
4 14 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 13 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.67%) Puppet
9 6 (0.57%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.48%) RSA enVision
10 5 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.38%) Kibana
11 4 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.29%) Grafana
12 3 (0.29%) SCOM
13 2 (0.19%) Mesos
13 2 (0.19%) Nagios
13 2 (0.19%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 208 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 108 (10.27%) Oracle
3 86 (8.17%) SAP
4 54 (5.13%) VMware
5 48 (4.56%) Citrix
5 48 (4.56%) Workday
6 47 (4.47%) HP
7 32 (3.04%) Cisco
8 30 (2.85%) Salesforce.com
9 29 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 27 (2.57%) IBM
11 22 (2.09%) Tableau
12 17 (1.62%) Google
12 17 (1.62%) Talend
13 15 (1.43%) Remedy
14 14 (1.33%) 3PAR
15 13 (1.24%) Adobe
16 12 (1.14%) Nokia
17 11 (1.05%) ServiceNow
18 10 (0.95%) MicroStrategy