Period
to 22 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 22 February 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.

Algorithms
England > South West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 183 189
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 17 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.33% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.30% 1.56% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 11
South West median daily rate £400 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% -2.38% +40.00%
10th Percentile £333 £350 £438
90th Percentile £663 £638 £688
England median daily rate £550 £535 £494
% change year-on-year +2.80% +8.30% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
South West median hourly rate - £40.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.67% -11.76%
England median hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -7.41%

Algorithms 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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,305 1,474 1,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.12% 26.87% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 1,009 1,195
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -2.63%
10th Percentile £196 £225 £214
90th Percentile £551 £575 £513
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 97 112
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.41% -13.92% +36.21%
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.53 £45.45 £47.44
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Algorithms as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the South West

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Algorithms in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in the South West

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms in the South West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in the South West

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in the South West

Algorithms
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Algorithms within the South West region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Gloucestershire +16 6 £400 - 4
Bristol -13 3 £625 +16.28% 20
Somerset - 3 £300 - 3
Dorset - 2 - - 4
Devon -5 1 - - 8
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms 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 West region with a requirement for Algorithms.

1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) C++
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
4 7 (41.18%) MATLAB
4 7 (41.18%) C
5 6 (35.29%) OO
5 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
6 5 (29.41%) Python
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) OOD
6 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
6 5 (29.41%) Data Science
7 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
8 3 (17.65%) Pandas
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) SciPy
8 3 (17.65%) NumPy
8 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
8 3 (17.65%) Keras
8 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
8 3 (17.65%) CentOS
8 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
8 3 (17.65%) Scala

Algorithms
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (23.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Kerberos
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) HBase
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Mercurial
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Python Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Data Science Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Big Data Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Machine Learning Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Keras
1 3 (17.65%) NumPy
1 3 (17.65%) Pandas
1 3 (17.65%) SciPy
1 3 (17.65%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) LDAP
2 2 (11.76%) SAML
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Laravel
3 1 (5.88%) Qt
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) Acoustics
2 2 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (11.76%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Life Science
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) CentOS
2 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 6 (35.29%) Mathematics
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 5 (29.41%) Data Science
4 5 (29.41%) OOD
5 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Image Processing
6 3 (17.65%) Machine Learning
6 3 (17.65%) Refactoring
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (11.76%) Data Acquisition
7 2 (11.76%) Database Security
7 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (11.76%) SABSA
7 2 (11.76%) Security Auditing
7 2 (11.76%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C++
2 7 (41.18%) C
2 7 (41.18%) MATLAB
3 5 (29.41%) Embedded C++
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (11.76%) CISM
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.76%) OSCP
3 2 (11.76%) SANS
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) GDPR
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) IAG
2 1 (5.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Sencha