Period
to 23 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 23 January 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 West
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 19 29
Rank change year-on-year -36 +10 +6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 238 517 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.06% 8.04% 5.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.03% 28.42% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 318 187
South West median daily rate £430 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £165 £310 £179
90th Percentile £570 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 13
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +48.15% +1.89%
10th Percentile £21.03 £14.50 £9.78
90th Percentile £55.48 £48.50 £54.20
England median hourly rate £24.00 £19.68 £19.56
% change year-on-year +21.98% +0.58% +4.61%

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 West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,583 1,819 1,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.04% 28.30% 25.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 1,140 818
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.21% +6.15%
10th Percentile £212 £263 £179
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 71 67
South West median hourly rate £43.00 £41.53 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +33.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £15.60 £14.50 £11.80
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £59.05
England median hourly rate £23.56 £20.75 £20.91
% change year-on-year +13.55% -0.77% +4.55%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
Wiltshire -38 78 £466 -11.19% 25
Bristol -25 66 £410 +2.50% 42
Somerset +17 32 £450 +16.13% 16
Gloucestershire -28 28 £465 -2.11% 30
Devon -7 21 £338 +5.47% 22
Dorset -7 8 £120 -74.74% 13
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 West region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 76 (31.93%) SQL
1 76 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (30.25%) Security Cleared
3 70 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (21.85%) Finance
5 49 (20.59%) Microsoft
6 47 (19.75%) SC Cleared
7 36 (15.13%) Windows
8 33 (13.87%) Public Sector
9 32 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
12 25 (10.50%) Degree
13 23 (9.66%) Azure
14 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (9.24%) Project Management
15 21 (8.82%) Migration
16 20 (8.40%) Data Modelling
16 20 (8.40%) R
16 20 (8.40%) Decision-Making
17 19 (7.98%) DV Cleared
17 19 (7.98%) Web Services
18 18 (7.56%) ITIL
18 18 (7.56%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (7.56%) Python
18 18 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
18 18 (7.56%) Big Data
18 18 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
19 17 (7.14%) SharePoint
19 17 (7.14%) Linux

Analytical Skills
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 17 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.72%) R Markdown
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
4 5 (2.10%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.68%) JBoss
5 4 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.26%) Confluence
6 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (12.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (4.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.78%) BASE24
2 5 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.42%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.66%) Azure
2 16 (6.72%) AWS
3 11 (4.62%) Office 365
4 8 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.26%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.84%) Serverless
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.42%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.42%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.20%) Network Security
2 9 (3.78%) Firewall
3 5 (2.10%) DNS
3 5 (2.10%) LAN
4 4 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.26%) Intranet
5 3 (1.26%) IPv6
5 3 (1.26%) VPN
6 2 (0.84%) DHCP
6 2 (0.84%) WAN
7 1 (0.42%) 3G
7 1 (0.42%) BGP
7 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.42%) OSPF
7 1 (0.42%) PSTN
7 1 (0.42%) SMTP
7 1 (0.42%) UMTS
7 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.42%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.56%) Big Data
1 18 (7.56%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.36%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.36%) OLTP
4 6 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.68%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.68%) HBase
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.26%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (0.84%) DB2
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.42%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.42%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) JIRA
3 5 (2.10%) Maven
3 5 (2.10%) Postman
3 5 (2.10%) Subversion
4 4 (1.68%) IBM UrbanCode
4 4 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (1.68%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.42%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.42%) JUnit
7 1 (0.42%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (21.85%) Finance
2 33 (13.87%) Public Sector
3 17 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.62%) Marketing
6 9 (3.78%) Electronics
7 7 (2.94%) Banking
8 5 (2.10%) Military
9 4 (1.68%) Billing
10 3 (1.26%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.84%) Legal
11 2 (0.84%) Local Government
11 2 (0.84%) Publishing
11 2 (0.84%) Retail
12 1 (0.42%) Advertising
12 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (23.11%) Analyst
2 54 (22.69%) Developer
3 21 (8.82%) Architect
4 16 (6.72%) Data Analyst
5 14 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.46%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.46%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (5.04%) R Developer
8 9 (3.78%) BASE24 Developer
9 8 (3.36%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.94%) SQL Analyst
10 7 (2.94%) SQL Developer
11 6 (2.52%) Administrator
11 6 (2.52%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.52%) SQL Data Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.10%) Applications Developer
12 5 (2.10%) Change Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) Information Analyst
12 5 (2.10%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.98%) Web Services
2 15 (6.30%) .NET
3 11 (4.62%) XML
4 9 (3.78%) JSON
5 8 (3.36%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.36%) Java EE
5 8 (3.36%) Middleware
5 8 (3.36%) SOAP
6 7 (2.94%) CSS
6 7 (2.94%) HTML
6 7 (2.94%) REST
7 6 (2.52%) HTML5
7 6 (2.52%) Kafka
8 5 (2.10%) Swing
9 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.26%) RESTful
10 2 (0.84%) JFC
10 2 (0.84%) JSP
10 2 (0.84%) Spring
11 1 (0.42%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.78%) Tandem
4 7 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.52%) SWIFT
6 5 (2.10%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.10%) User Experience
7 4 (1.68%) CESG
7 4 (1.68%) NHS
7 4 (1.68%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.26%) PKI
8 3 (1.26%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.42%) Contactless
10 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.13%) Windows
2 17 (7.14%) Linux
3 13 (5.46%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.52%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.10%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.10%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (13.03%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (9.24%) Project Management
6 21 (8.82%) Migration
7 20 (8.40%) Data Modelling
7 20 (8.40%) Decision-Making
8 18 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (7.56%) ITIL
9 17 (7.14%) Change Management
10 16 (6.72%) Business Analysis
10 16 (6.72%) Project Delivery
11 15 (6.30%) Data Analysis
11 15 (6.30%) SDLC
12 14 (5.88%) Information Security
13 13 (5.46%) Analytics
13 13 (5.46%) Data Architecture
13 13 (5.46%) Scrum
13 13 (5.46%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 76 (31.93%) SQL
2 20 (8.40%) R
3 18 (7.56%) Python
4 17 (7.14%) Java
5 15 (6.30%) C
6 13 (5.46%) C#
7 11 (4.62%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.52%) VBA
9 5 (2.10%) MATLAB
9 5 (2.10%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.10%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.68%) Scala
11 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.84%) C++
12 2 (0.84%) Java 8
12 2 (0.84%) Perl
12 2 (0.84%) VBScript
13 1 (0.42%) ES7
Qualifications
1 72 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 47 (19.75%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.50%) Degree
4 19 (7.98%) DV Cleared
5 13 (5.46%) DBS Check
6 6 (2.52%) CISSP
6 6 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.10%) CISM
8 4 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.68%) CISA
8 4 (1.68%) SANS
9 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.26%) ISEB
10 2 (0.84%) CCNA
10 2 (0.84%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.84%) PMP
10 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.52%) QA
2 5 (2.10%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 5 (2.10%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.68%) HMG Infosec
4 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.42%) GDPR
6 1 (0.42%) HL7
6 1 (0.42%) NCSC
6 1 (0.42%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) RMADS
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) SLA
6 1 (0.42%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (3.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.68%) HDFS
4 3 (1.26%) Docker
4 3 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (2.52%) Ansible
2 4 (1.68%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.26%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.84%) Puppet
5 1 (0.42%) Grafana
5 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.42%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.30%) Oracle
3 12 (5.04%) SAP
4 6 (2.52%) McAfee
5 5 (2.10%) Siemens
5 5 (2.10%) Tableau
5 5 (2.10%) VMware
6 4 (1.68%) Cisco
6 4 (1.68%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.26%) BT
7 3 (1.26%) Remedy
7 3 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.42%) Civica
9 1 (0.42%) Comino
9 1 (0.42%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) HP
9 1 (0.42%) IBM
9 1 (0.42%) Splunk
9 1 (0.42%) Talend