Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 31 28
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 877 1,043 1,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.37% 6.39% 6.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 21.19% 20.53% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 642 600
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £207 £215 £210
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 54
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -15.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £38.20 £42.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.27% +4.32%

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 4,138 5,080 4,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 30.04% 31.14% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,394 3,009 2,735
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £220 £250 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £570
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 219 244
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.42% +24.24% -9.42%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.05 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -7 356 £425 +6.25% 117
Berkshire -10 249 £425 +5.92% 66
Hampshire +5 198 £450 +12.50% 76
Surrey +8 184 £440 -2.87% 43
Buckinghamshire -8 84 £440 +25.71% 28
West Sussex +20 57 £450 -5.26% 18
East Sussex +4 34 £450 - 13
Kent +17 27 £400 -11.11% 33
Oxfordshire +12 24 £400 -11.11% 23
Sussex - 5 £488 -
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 320 (36.49%) Problem-Solving
2 222 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (24.63%) Finance
4 179 (20.41%) Microsoft
5 160 (18.24%) SQL
6 128 (14.60%) Microsoft Excel
7 122 (13.91%) Windows
8 121 (13.80%) Analytics
9 120 (13.68%) Azure
10 114 (13.00%) Degree
11 110 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 106 (12.09%) Project Management
13 101 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
13 101 (11.52%) Security Cleared
14 98 (11.17%) Python
15 93 (10.60%) Decision-Making
16 89 (10.15%) DevOps
16 89 (10.15%) ITIL
17 85 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (9.58%) Oracle
19 73 (8.32%) Telecoms
19 73 (8.32%) Data Analysis
20 71 (8.10%) SAP
21 69 (7.87%) Scrum
22 67 (7.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 65 (7.41%) Linux
24 64 (7.30%) Time Management
24 64 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
25 63 (7.18%) Data Modelling
26 62 (7.07%) JavaScript

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 40 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 23 (2.62%) Confluence
3 15 (1.71%) SAS
4 12 (1.37%) Apache
4 12 (1.37%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.14%) IIS
6 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 6 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.68%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.57%) JBoss
10 4 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.34%) CMS
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.23%) FileNet
Applications
1 128 (14.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
3 67 (7.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 34 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
5 26 (2.96%) MS Visio
6 18 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.46%) SPSS
8 3 (0.34%) Sketch
9 2 (0.23%) Figma
9 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.11%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.11%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 13 (1.48%) SAP HR
2 11 (1.25%) SAP HCM
3 10 (1.14%) SessionCam
4 8 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.91%) SAP SRM
5 7 (0.80%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.80%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 6 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
6 6 (0.68%) Sonata
7 5 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 120 (13.68%) Azure
2 46 (5.25%) Power Platform
3 38 (4.33%) Office 365
4 36 (4.10%) AWS
5 21 (2.39%) SaaS
6 16 (1.82%) Google Analytics
7 15 (1.71%) PaaS
8 10 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (1.14%) GitHub
9 9 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
11 7 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (0.80%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.57%) IaaS
13 5 (0.57%) npm
14 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Flow
14 4 (0.46%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.62%) DNS
2 22 (2.51%) HTTP
3 16 (1.82%) SMTP
4 14 (1.60%) DHCP
4 14 (1.60%) Firewall
5 13 (1.48%) HTTPS
5 13 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.37%) LAN
7 11 (1.25%) Network Security
7 11 (1.25%) WAN
8 10 (1.14%) Skype
8 10 (1.14%) Wireless
9 9 (1.03%) SNMP
9 9 (1.03%) VPN
10 8 (0.91%) Internet
11 5 (0.57%) BGP
11 5 (0.57%) Intranet
11 5 (0.57%) IPsec
11 5 (0.57%) MPLS
11 5 (0.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.25%) Power BI
3 38 (4.33%) Relational Database
4 35 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (2.74%) Big Data
6 21 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 16 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.60%) Hadoop
10 14 (1.60%) MySQL
11 13 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.48%) OLAP
11 13 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 12 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.25%) Data Lake
13 11 (1.25%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (4.90%) JIRA
2 32 (3.65%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.37%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.25%) Subversion
7 9 (1.03%) PVCS
8 8 (0.91%) NUnit
8 8 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.91%) Selenium
8 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.80%) Ant
9 7 (0.80%) ClearCase
9 7 (0.80%) CppUnit
9 7 (0.80%) GoogleTest
9 7 (0.80%) JMeter
9 7 (0.80%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.68%) LSMW
General
1 216 (24.63%) Finance
2 73 (8.32%) Telecoms
3 61 (6.96%) Marketing
4 28 (3.19%) Legal
4 28 (3.19%) Public Sector
4 28 (3.19%) Retail
5 23 (2.62%) Banking
6 15 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.48%) Billing
8 12 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.37%) Publishing
9 11 (1.25%) Military
10 8 (0.91%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.80%) Back Office
12 6 (0.68%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.68%) Automotive
13 4 (0.46%) Police
14 3 (0.34%) Electronics
14 3 (0.34%) Front Office
14 3 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 275 (31.36%) Analyst
2 94 (10.72%) Business Analyst
3 80 (9.12%) Developer
4 64 (7.30%) Consultant
5 44 (5.02%) Data Analyst
6 41 (4.68%) IT Analyst
7 36 (4.10%) Architect
8 31 (3.53%) Service Analyst
9 23 (2.62%) Project Manager
10 22 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (2.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 22 (2.51%) Test Engineer
11 21 (2.39%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 21 (2.39%) IT Support
12 18 (2.05%) Financial Analyst
12 18 (2.05%) SAP Consultant
13 16 (1.82%) Security Analyst
14 15 (1.71%) Coordinator
14 15 (1.71%) IT Support Analyst
14 15 (1.71%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.10%) .NET
2 33 (3.76%) HTML
3 25 (2.85%) CSS
4 24 (2.74%) REST
5 23 (2.62%) RESTful
6 22 (2.51%) JSON
6 22 (2.51%) XML
7 20 (2.28%) AngularJS
7 20 (2.28%) SOAP
7 20 (2.28%) Web Services
8 15 (1.71%) Node.js
9 12 (1.37%) HTML5
9 12 (1.37%) React
10 11 (1.25%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.25%) jQuery
11 10 (1.14%) MDX
12 9 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (0.91%) Middleware
14 7 (0.80%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 64 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
2 57 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.42%) User Experience
4 24 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.62%) Analytical Mindset
6 17 (1.94%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.48%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.25%) NHS
9 10 (1.14%) Life Science
10 9 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (1.03%) PMI
11 8 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 8 (0.91%) Social Media
12 7 (0.80%) Derivative
12 7 (0.80%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.68%) Clustering
14 5 (0.57%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 122 (13.91%) Windows
2 65 (7.41%) Linux
3 40 (4.56%) Unix
4 31 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (2.39%) Windows 7
7 20 (2.28%) Windows 10
8 19 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.80%) Android
13 4 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.23%) Solaris
15 1 (0.11%) CentOS
15 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (36.49%) Problem-Solving
2 222 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (13.80%) Analytics
4 110 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 106 (12.09%) Project Management
6 93 (10.60%) Decision-Making
7 89 (10.15%) DevOps
7 89 (10.15%) ITIL
8 85 (9.69%) Business Intelligence
9 73 (8.32%) Data Analysis
10 69 (7.87%) Scrum
11 64 (7.30%) Time Management
12 63 (7.18%) Data Modelling
13 56 (6.39%) Computer Science
14 55 (6.27%) Business Analysis
15 51 (5.82%) Migration
15 51 (5.82%) Visualisation
16 46 (5.25%) Data Science
17 44 (5.02%) Change Management
18 43 (4.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 160 (18.24%) SQL
2 98 (11.17%) Python
3 62 (7.07%) JavaScript
4 45 (5.13%) C#
5 41 (4.68%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.99%) Java
7 24 (2.74%) C
8 18 (2.05%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 14 (1.60%) R
9 14 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 13 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.14%) Perl
12 9 (1.03%) PHP
13 8 (0.91%) VBA
14 7 (0.80%) ABAP
14 7 (0.80%) C++
14 7 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (0.80%) Groovy
15 5 (0.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 114 (13.00%) Degree
2 101 (11.52%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.05%) PMI Certification
6 17 (1.94%) MCSE
7 15 (1.71%) ISEB
8 12 (1.37%) CISSP
8 12 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.25%) PMP
10 10 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.03%) CIMA
11 9 (1.03%) CISM
11 9 (1.03%) MCP
11 9 (1.03%) PhD
12 8 (0.91%) GCIA
12 8 (0.91%) GCIH
12 8 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.70%) QA
2 43 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 42 (4.79%) SLA
4 28 (3.19%) PMO
5 13 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (1.03%) NIST
7 8 (0.91%) GDPR
8 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.68%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 4 (0.46%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.46%) RMADS
12 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.23%) ARP4754
13 2 (0.23%) ARP4761
13 2 (0.23%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.23%) DO-254
13 2 (0.23%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 51 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.82%) Docker
4 10 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.34%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.34%) vCloud
7 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
8 1 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.37%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.14%) WSUS
3 8 (0.91%) Ansible
3 8 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.46%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.46%) Puppet
6 4 (0.46%) QRadar
6 4 (0.46%) SCCM
7 3 (0.34%) Amdocs OSS
7 3 (0.34%) Consul
7 3 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.34%) Mesos
7 3 (0.34%) Netcool
7 3 (0.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (0.34%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.34%) SCOM
7 3 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 179 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.58%) Oracle
3 71 (8.10%) SAP
4 40 (4.56%) Tableau
5 35 (3.99%) VMware
6 22 (2.51%) HP
7 20 (2.28%) Cisco
7 20 (2.28%) Google
8 19 (2.17%) IBM
9 15 (1.71%) Dell
10 14 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.48%) McAfee
11 13 (1.48%) Workday
12 12 (1.37%) Remedy
13 11 (1.25%) Hotjar
13 11 (1.25%) ServiceNow
14 10 (1.14%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.14%) CA
14 10 (1.14%) Citrix
15 9 (1.03%) BMC