Period
to 18 October 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 18 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.

Algorithms
England > South West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 190 199
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 -2
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 24 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 1.17% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 6
South West median daily rate £500 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £433 £270 £238
90th Percentile £630 £655 £713
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
South West median hourly rate £39.64 - £37.75
10th Percentile £36.18 - £32.93
90th Percentile £43.21 - £41.18
England median hourly rate £15.00 £47.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -68.42% +39.71% -20.00%

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 1,757 1,536 1,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.03% 27.86% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 931 1,155
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 81 109
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +33.45% -23.61%
10th Percentile £17.39 £12.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £44.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%

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 18 October 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 18 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
Bristol -15 10 £450 +12.50% 24
Devon +3 5 - - 8
Wiltshire - 3 £600 - 3
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 2
Somerset 0 2 - - 1
Algorithms
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 8 (33.33%) Python
3 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 7 (29.17%) Statistics
4 7 (29.17%) Degree
4 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Big Data
4 7 (29.17%) Analytics
4 7 (29.17%) Data Science
5 6 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (25.00%) C
5 6 (25.00%) Java
5 6 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001
6 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
6 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
6 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.83%) Computational Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (16.67%) MATLAB

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 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.33%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Simulink
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.17%) Impala
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.33%) Ant
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.33%) CruiseControl
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.33%) JUnit
2 2 (8.33%) Maven
2 2 (8.33%) NetBeans
2 2 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Data Scientist
2 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Computer Scientist
4 3 (12.50%) Algorithm Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Development Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Big Data Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) DSP Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Java Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Python Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.17%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.33%) J2EE
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
1 2 (8.33%) JMS
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
1 2 (8.33%) Spring
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) Akka
2 1 (4.17%) Kafka
2 1 (4.17%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.17%) Verilog
5 1 (4.17%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Mathematics
2 8 (33.33%) Machine Learning
3 7 (29.17%) Analytics
3 7 (29.17%) Data Science
3 7 (29.17%) Statistics
4 6 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Computational Intelligence
5 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) OOD
7 3 (12.50%) Signal Processing
8 2 (8.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) C
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) MATLAB
4 3 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (12.50%) Fortran
5 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.33%) Java 8
5 2 (8.33%) Scala
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Go
6 1 (4.17%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.17%) HL7
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) MathWorks
2 2 (8.33%) Perforce
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica