Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 34 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +8
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 731 957 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 6.74% 6.03% 6.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.67% 19.76% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 594 650
South East median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £202 £247 £213
90th Percentile £575 £606 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 40 37
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £18.44 £19.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.08% -4.68% +13.76%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.35 £11.83
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.78 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +17.95% - +4.28%

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 3,225 4,842 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.75% 30.50% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,842 2,897 2,938
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £185 £240 £210
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 227 228
South East median hourly rate £30.81 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.04% -0.92% +15.34%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.85 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.10 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.00 £20.72 £21.50
% change year-on-year +11.00% -3.63% +8.31%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 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 +4 304 £400 - 147
Berkshire -1 218 £420 -1.18% 72
Hampshire +12 201 £450 +5.88% 82
Surrey +14 131 £480 -0.83% 51
Buckinghamshire +1 64 £375 +13.21% 48
West Sussex +8 39 £450 +12.50% 16
East Sussex -1 24 £425 -8.11% 15
Oxfordshire +10 22 £349 -22.44% 27
Kent +5 13 £225 -43.75% 27
Sussex - 7 £488 - 3
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 286 (39.12%) Problem-Solving
2 171 (23.39%) Microsoft
3 167 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (20.52%) Finance
5 138 (18.88%) SQL
6 124 (16.96%) Analytics
7 114 (15.60%) Windows
8 107 (14.64%) Security Cleared
9 98 (13.41%) Azure
10 97 (13.27%) Degree
11 96 (13.13%) Python
12 92 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
13 79 (10.81%) SC Cleared
14 78 (10.67%) Visualisation
15 76 (10.40%) Decision-Making
16 75 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
16 75 (10.26%) Oracle
17 71 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
18 69 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
19 67 (9.17%) Self-Motivation
20 63 (8.62%) Data Modelling
21 61 (8.34%) Power Platform
21 61 (8.34%) Power BI
22 60 (8.21%) ITIL
23 59 (8.07%) Project Management
24 57 (7.80%) JavaScript
25 55 (7.52%) Active Directory
26 53 (7.25%) Data Science
27 52 (7.11%) Scrum
28 50 (6.84%) Migration

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 21 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.19%) Confluence
3 11 (1.50%) Apache Spark
3 11 (1.50%) SAS
4 6 (0.82%) IIS
4 6 (0.82%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.41%) CMS
6 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) Apache
7 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.27%) Documentum
7 2 (0.27%) FileNet
7 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (9.44%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (3.15%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.09%) SPSS
6 7 (0.96%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.27%) InVision
9 2 (0.27%) Simulink
10 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.14%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.14%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 23 (3.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.23%) SAP ERP
5 8 (1.09%) SessionCam
6 6 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.68%) assyst
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
7 5 (0.68%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.55%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.55%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.55%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.41%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 98 (13.41%) Azure
2 61 (8.34%) Power Platform
3 33 (4.51%) AWS
3 33 (4.51%) Office 365
4 18 (2.46%) Google Analytics
5 17 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
6 11 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.50%) SaaS
7 10 (1.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 7 (0.96%) Adobe Analytics
9 6 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.68%) PaaS
11 4 (0.55%) GCP
11 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.41%) GitHub
12 3 (0.41%) IaaS
12 3 (0.41%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.27%) BlazeMeter
13 2 (0.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.28%) SNMP
2 17 (2.33%) LAN
3 16 (2.19%) DNS
4 14 (1.92%) WAN
5 13 (1.78%) Firewall
6 12 (1.64%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.50%) LTE
8 10 (1.37%) GSM
8 10 (1.37%) UMTS
8 10 (1.37%) Wireless
9 9 (1.23%) DHCP
9 9 (1.23%) HTTP
9 9 (1.23%) SAN
10 8 (1.09%) Network Security
11 6 (0.82%) Internet
11 6 (0.82%) IPv6
12 5 (0.68%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.68%) SMTP
12 5 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.34%) Power BI
2 47 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 32 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.15%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.01%) Big Data
5 22 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (2.60%) Data Mining
8 17 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.05%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.78%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.37%) Qlik Sense
12 9 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.23%) MySQL
13 8 (1.09%) OLAP
13 8 (1.09%) QlikView
13 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.96%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.96%) Oracle Smart View
15 6 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 43 (5.88%) JIRA
2 22 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.78%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.50%) JMeter
5 10 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.23%) Selenium
6 9 (1.23%) Subversion
7 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.68%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (0.68%) ProC
10 5 (0.68%) PVCS
11 4 (0.55%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.55%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.55%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.55%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.55%) TestDirector
12 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (20.52%) Finance
2 43 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.24%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.69%) Banking
5 26 (3.56%) Marketing
6 18 (2.46%) Military
7 17 (2.33%) Publishing
8 14 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (1.50%) Local Government
9 11 (1.50%) Retail
10 7 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 7 (0.96%) Legal
11 6 (0.82%) Billing
12 5 (0.68%) Automotive
12 5 (0.68%) Back Office
13 4 (0.55%) Electronics
13 4 (0.55%) French Language
13 4 (0.55%) Law
14 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 217 (29.69%) Analyst
2 83 (11.35%) Developer
3 55 (7.52%) Business Analyst
4 54 (7.39%) Architect
5 48 (6.57%) Data Analyst
6 37 (5.06%) Service Analyst
7 36 (4.92%) Consultant
8 31 (4.24%) Designer
9 29 (3.97%) IT Analyst
9 29 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (3.56%) Solutions Designer
12 24 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 22 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (3.01%) Support Engineer
14 20 (2.74%) IT Support
14 20 (2.74%) Test Engineer
15 19 (2.60%) Project Manager
16 18 (2.46%) Product Owner
17 17 (2.33%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.61%) Web Services
2 37 (5.06%) .NET
2 37 (5.06%) HTML
3 28 (3.83%) CSS
3 28 (3.83%) SOAP
4 26 (3.56%) REST
5 20 (2.74%) AngularJS
6 17 (2.33%) JSON
6 17 (2.33%) XML
7 16 (2.19%) RESTful
8 14 (1.92%) HTML5
8 14 (1.92%) React
9 10 (1.37%) MDX
10 9 (1.23%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.96%) jQuery
11 7 (0.96%) Middleware
11 7 (0.96%) Sass
11 7 (0.96%) Spring
12 6 (0.82%) J2EE
13 5 (0.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 67 (9.17%) Self-Motivation
2 44 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 37 (5.06%) Analytical Mindset
4 25 (3.42%) Data Centre
5 24 (3.28%) User Experience
6 15 (2.05%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 10 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (1.37%) NHS
9 9 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.09%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.96%) PKI
12 6 (0.82%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
14 4 (0.55%) Mashup
14 4 (0.55%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (15.60%) Windows
2 48 (6.57%) Linux
3 38 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.38%) Windows 10
5 26 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.01%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (2.33%) Unix
9 12 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.37%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.68%) OpenVMS
13 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.41%) AIX
14 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.27%) Android
16 1 (0.14%) Debian
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
16 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (39.12%) Problem-Solving
2 167 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (16.96%) Analytics
4 92 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
5 78 (10.67%) Visualisation
6 76 (10.40%) Decision-Making
7 71 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 63 (8.62%) Data Modelling
9 60 (8.21%) ITIL
10 59 (8.07%) Project Management
11 53 (7.25%) Data Science
12 52 (7.11%) Scrum
13 50 (6.84%) Data Analysis
13 50 (6.84%) Migration
14 44 (6.02%) DevOps
15 42 (5.75%) SDLC
16 41 (5.61%) Use Case
17 40 (5.47%) Analytical Thinking
17 40 (5.47%) Computer Science
18 37 (5.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (18.88%) SQL
2 96 (13.13%) Python
3 57 (7.80%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.57%) Java
5 35 (4.79%) C
6 34 (4.65%) C#
7 30 (4.10%) Shell Script
8 26 (3.56%) Perl
8 26 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 25 (3.42%) PHP
10 15 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.92%) C++
12 13 (1.78%) R
13 12 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (1.23%) Scala
16 7 (0.96%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.96%) TypeScript
16 7 (0.96%) VBA
17 6 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 107 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 97 (13.27%) Degree
3 79 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.46%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.05%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (1.64%) ISEB
8 12 (1.64%) MCSE
9 11 (1.50%) CISSP
10 10 (1.37%) CISM
11 8 (1.09%) CIMA
12 7 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.96%) PhD
13 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.68%) CISA
14 5 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.47%) QA
2 31 (4.24%) SLA
3 23 (3.15%) Data Quality
4 18 (2.46%) PMO
5 13 (1.78%) GDPR
5 13 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.96%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.82%) NIST
8 5 (0.68%) Def Stans
8 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.68%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.14%) IFRS
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 55 (7.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.68%) Docker
3 5 (0.68%) XenApp
4 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.41%) vCloud
5 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.14%) HDFS
7 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (3.42%) Netcool
1 25 (3.42%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 19 (2.60%) Amdocs OSS
3 10 (1.37%) HP ALM
4 9 (1.23%) WSUS
5 6 (0.82%) SCCM
6 5 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.55%) Terraform
8 3 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.27%) Ansible
9 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.27%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.27%) logstash
9 2 (0.27%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.27%) SCOM
10 1 (0.14%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 171 (23.39%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.26%) Oracle
3 47 (6.43%) SAP
4 33 (4.51%) HP
5 32 (4.38%) VMware
6 31 (4.24%) ServiceNow
7 28 (3.83%) IBM
7 28 (3.83%) Remedy
8 27 (3.69%) Tableau
9 23 (3.15%) BMC
9 23 (3.15%) Cisco
9 23 (3.15%) Google
10 22 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (2.60%) Cramer
11 19 (2.60%) Siebel
11 19 (2.60%) xMatters
12 17 (2.33%) Citrix
13 16 (2.19%) Dell
14 13 (1.78%) Huawei
14 13 (1.78%) Nokia