Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 31 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 688 957 1,129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 7.12% 6.08% 6.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 23.59% 19.99% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 602 628
Median daily rate £446 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £205 £240 £220
90th Percentile £575 £600 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 37 31
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -17.50% +19.40%
10th Percentile £14.15 £11.90 £10.80
90th Percentile £44.85 £44.10 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.66 £19.85 £19.34
% change year-on-year +19.21% +2.64% -5.66%

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 2,917 4,788 5,111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.17% 30.42% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,636 2,857 2,942
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 235 226
Median hourly rate £30.00 £18.87 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.98% -14.23% +25.71%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.91 £10.18
90th Percentile £51.84 £51.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.70
% change year-on-year +17.64% -3.23% +8.50%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South East

Analytical Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South East over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +2 263 £400 - 83
Hampshire +15 214 £475 +5.56% 57
Berkshire 0 183 £425 +4.29% 37
Surrey +10 94 £462 -2.99% 28
Buckinghamshire -1 59 £363 +11.54% 31
West Sussex +15 54 £475 +18.75% 14
East Sussex +9 29 £425 - 11
Oxfordshire -1 21 £205 -54.44% 15
Kent +12 19 £288 -23.33% 16
Sussex - 7 £488 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 277 (40.26%) Problem-Solving
2 178 (25.87%) Microsoft
3 154 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (19.48%) SQL
5 118 (17.15%) Windows
6 109 (15.84%) Analytics
7 107 (15.55%) Security Cleared
8 103 (14.97%) Finance
9 98 (14.24%) Python
9 98 (14.24%) Azure
10 95 (13.81%) Degree
11 88 (12.79%) SC Cleared
11 88 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
12 77 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
13 76 (11.05%) Decision-Making
14 75 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 70 (10.17%) Migration
15 70 (10.17%) Visualisation
16 67 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
17 66 (9.59%) Oracle
18 63 (9.16%) Active Directory
18 63 (9.16%) Power Platform
18 63 (9.16%) Power BI
19 61 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
20 59 (8.58%) Data Modelling
21 58 (8.43%) Project Management
22 56 (8.14%) JavaScript
23 54 (7.85%) Java
23 54 (7.85%) ITIL
24 51 (7.41%) SAP

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 20 (2.91%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.33%) Confluence
3 12 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 12 (1.74%) SAS
4 9 (1.31%) CMS
5 7 (1.02%) IIS
5 7 (1.02%) Jupyter
5 7 (1.02%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.58%) WordPress
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.29%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.29%) Documentum
8 2 (0.29%) FileNet
8 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) GemFire
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 67 (9.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (1.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.44%) InVision
9 2 (0.29%) Simulink
10 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.15%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (3.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 13 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.45%) SAP ERP
5 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.16%) SAP SRM
6 6 (0.87%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (0.73%) assyst
7 5 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.73%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.73%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.44%) SAP MDG
9 3 (0.44%) SessionCam
10 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 98 (14.24%) Azure
2 63 (9.16%) Power Platform
3 37 (5.38%) AWS
4 29 (4.22%) Office 365
5 16 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (2.33%) Google Analytics
6 12 (1.74%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 12 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.74%) SaaS
7 11 (1.60%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.73%) PaaS
11 3 (0.44%) GCP
11 3 (0.44%) IaaS
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 3 (0.44%) Trello
12 2 (0.29%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.29%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.36%) SNMP
2 24 (3.49%) Firewall
3 21 (3.05%) LAN
4 19 (2.76%) WAN
5 17 (2.47%) DNS
5 17 (2.47%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.89%) LTE
7 12 (1.74%) DHCP
7 12 (1.74%) GSM
7 12 (1.74%) UMTS
8 11 (1.60%) Internet
9 10 (1.45%) Skype
10 9 (1.31%) SAN
10 9 (1.31%) Wireless
11 8 (1.16%) Network Security
11 8 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.02%) BGP
12 7 (1.02%) OSPF
13 6 (0.87%) MPLS
13 6 (0.87%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.16%) Power BI
2 48 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (3.05%) Big Data
7 20 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.47%) Data Mining
9 16 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (2.03%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.89%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.60%) Qlik Sense
13 9 (1.31%) QlikView
14 8 (1.16%) OLAP
15 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (5.38%) JIRA
2 19 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.74%) JMeter
5 10 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.45%) Selenium
6 9 (1.31%) PVCS
7 8 (1.16%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.73%) PowerBuilder
9 5 (0.73%) ProC
9 5 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.73%) Subversion
10 4 (0.58%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.58%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.44%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.29%) GitLab
12 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 103 (14.97%) Finance
2 43 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 41 (5.96%) Telecoms
4 30 (4.36%) Marketing
5 23 (3.34%) Banking
6 19 (2.76%) Publishing
7 16 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.89%) Military
9 11 (1.60%) Local Government
10 10 (1.45%) Retail
11 9 (1.31%) Legal
12 8 (1.16%) Electronics
12 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.87%) Law
14 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.58%) French Language
15 4 (0.58%) Police
16 3 (0.44%) German Language
16 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 185 (26.89%) Analyst
2 86 (12.50%) Developer
3 63 (9.16%) Architect
4 51 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 43 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 36 (5.23%) Consultant
6 36 (5.23%) Designer
7 33 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.36%) Solutions Designer
9 26 (3.78%) Project Manager
10 25 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 24 (3.49%) Service Analyst
12 21 (3.05%) Support Engineer
12 21 (3.05%) Test Engineer
13 19 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.76%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (2.47%) IT Analyst
15 16 (2.33%) Product Owner
16 15 (2.18%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.25%) Web Services
2 40 (5.81%) .NET
3 32 (4.65%) SOAP
4 31 (4.51%) HTML
5 30 (4.36%) REST
6 26 (3.78%) CSS
7 19 (2.76%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.33%) XML
9 14 (2.03%) jQuery
9 14 (2.03%) Middleware
9 14 (2.03%) React
9 14 (2.03%) RESTful
10 12 (1.74%) JSON
11 9 (1.31%) HTML5
12 8 (1.16%) Sass
13 7 (1.02%) MDX
13 7 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (0.87%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.87%) Spring
15 5 (0.73%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.19%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 35 (5.09%) Analytical Mindset
4 31 (4.51%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.92%) User Experience
6 14 (2.03%) Algorithms
6 14 (2.03%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.60%) PKI
9 10 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.45%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.16%) NHS
11 7 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.73%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.73%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (0.73%) Mashup
13 5 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.15%) Windows
2 37 (5.38%) Windows Server
3 34 (4.94%) Linux
4 32 (4.65%) Windows 10
5 22 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (2.62%) Windows 7
7 18 (2.62%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.60%) Unix
9 9 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.31%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 7 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.73%) AIX
12 5 (0.73%) OpenVMS
13 4 (0.58%) Android
14 2 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (40.26%) Problem-Solving
2 154 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (15.84%) Analytics
4 88 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
5 76 (11.05%) Decision-Making
6 75 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 70 (10.17%) Migration
7 70 (10.17%) Visualisation
8 59 (8.58%) Data Modelling
9 58 (8.43%) Project Management
10 54 (7.85%) ITIL
11 49 (7.12%) Data Analysis
11 49 (7.12%) DevOps
12 48 (6.98%) Scrum
13 44 (6.40%) Data Science
14 42 (6.10%) SDLC
15 39 (5.67%) ETL
16 35 (5.09%) Analytical Thinking
16 35 (5.09%) Use Case
17 34 (4.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 134 (19.48%) SQL
2 98 (14.24%) Python
3 56 (8.14%) JavaScript
4 54 (7.85%) Java
5 39 (5.67%) C#
6 34 (4.94%) Perl
7 33 (4.80%) Shell Script
8 28 (4.07%) C
9 26 (3.78%) PHP
10 24 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 17 (2.47%) R
12 15 (2.18%) C++
12 15 (2.18%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.60%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.31%) Scala
15 8 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 8 (1.16%) VBA
16 7 (1.02%) TypeScript
17 6 (0.87%) VBScript
18 5 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 107 (15.55%) Security Cleared
2 95 (13.81%) Degree
3 88 (12.79%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.18%) ISTQB
6 14 (2.03%) MCSE
7 11 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.45%) ISEB
9 9 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.16%) CISSP
11 7 (1.02%) CCNP
11 7 (1.02%) CISM
12 6 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.73%) CCIE
13 5 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.73%) CLAS
14 4 (0.58%) MCP
14 4 (0.58%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.78%) QA
2 24 (3.49%) SLA
3 18 (2.62%) PMO
4 16 (2.33%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.74%) GDPR
6 11 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (1.02%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.44%) COBIT
9 3 (0.44%) NIST
10 2 (0.29%) HL7
10 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.15%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.15%) GMP
11 1 (0.15%) GxP
11 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 63 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.31%) XenApp
4 7 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.58%) vCloud
6 3 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.29%) Docker
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.36%) Netcool
1 30 (4.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 23 (3.34%) Amdocs OSS
3 10 (1.45%) HP ALM
4 7 (1.02%) SCCM
5 5 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (0.73%) SCDPM
5 5 (0.73%) WSUS
6 3 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.44%) Terraform
7 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.29%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.15%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.15%) Control-M
8 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 178 (25.87%) Microsoft
2 66 (9.59%) Oracle
3 51 (7.41%) SAP
4 45 (6.54%) ServiceNow
5 39 (5.67%) VMware
6 37 (5.38%) IBM
7 35 (5.09%) HP
8 32 (4.65%) Remedy
9 28 (4.07%) Cisco
10 25 (3.63%) BMC
10 25 (3.63%) Tableau
11 23 (3.34%) Cramer
11 23 (3.34%) Siebel
11 23 (3.34%) xMatters
12 21 (3.05%) Citrix
13 20 (2.91%) Google
14 18 (2.62%) Dell
15 16 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (2.18%) Huawei
16 15 (2.18%) Nokia