Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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 West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 27 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -15
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 519 302 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.14% 5.72% 5.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 28.27% 22.12% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 190 191
South West median daily rate £430 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £312 £185 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £560
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 12
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% +1.89% +51.43%
10th Percentile £14.50 £9.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £54.20 £48.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% +9.03% -9.98%

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 1,836 1,365 1,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.80% 25.85% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,148 821 1,037
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £188 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 67 113
South West median hourly rate £41.50 £30.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +9.57% -26.99%
10th Percentile £15.03 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.03 £44.15
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.81% +3.14% +2.56%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
Wiltshire +10 191 £513 +20.59% 18
Bristol +2 152 £400 +5.96% 52
Gloucestershire +16 95 £475 +11.76% 18
Devon +4 30 £340 -9.33% 17
Somerset -7 17 £388 -13.89% 8
Dorset +1 15 £494 +16.18% 8
Cornwall -9 2 £306 +2.08% 9
Avon - 1 - - 1
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 West region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 222 (42.77%) Problem-Solving
2 154 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 147 (28.32%) Microsoft
4 144 (27.75%) Security Cleared
5 118 (22.74%) Linux
6 115 (22.16%) SQL
7 110 (21.19%) Finance
8 97 (18.69%) Degree
9 89 (17.15%) DV Cleared
10 84 (16.18%) Windows
11 83 (15.99%) Python
12 76 (14.64%) Critical Thinking
13 70 (13.49%) SQL Server
14 67 (12.91%) SC Cleared
15 62 (11.95%) Java
16 60 (11.56%) PowerShell
17 57 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
18 56 (10.79%) Computer Science
18 56 (10.79%) Big Data
19 54 (10.40%) Scrum
20 53 (10.21%) Test Automation
21 52 (10.02%) Windows Server
21 52 (10.02%) ITIL
22 51 (9.83%) Unix
23 50 (9.63%) Web Services
23 50 (9.63%) XML
23 50 (9.63%) Information Security
24 47 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
25 46 (8.86%) IT Strategy
25 46 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management

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 21 (4.05%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.85%) JBoss
3 13 (2.50%) Confluence
4 12 (2.31%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.73%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.54%) CMS
6 8 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.54%) SAS
7 7 (1.35%) Apache
7 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.16%) IIS
8 6 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.39%) Drupal
10 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.58%) Simulink
7 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (1.16%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.43%) Office 365
2 16 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.12%) SaaS
5 10 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.93%) npm
6 7 (1.35%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.96%) GitHub
7 5 (0.96%) NuGet
8 4 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
8 4 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.77%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.19%) Datadog
9 1 (0.19%) IaaS
9 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.50%) HTTP
2 11 (2.12%) Network Security
3 10 (1.93%) Firewall
4 8 (1.54%) DHCP
4 8 (1.54%) DNS
4 8 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (1.35%) Internet
5 7 (1.35%) NAS
6 6 (1.16%) Skype
7 5 (0.96%) iSCSI
7 5 (0.96%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.77%) Bluetooth
9 3 (0.58%) VPN
10 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.39%) SAN
10 2 (0.39%) SSL
10 2 (0.39%) VLAN
10 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 56 (10.79%) Big Data
3 41 (7.90%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (7.13%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.28%) MongoDB
5 17 (3.28%) Power BI
6 14 (2.70%) Data Mining
6 14 (2.70%) MySQL
7 13 (2.50%) Oracle Database
7 13 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 13 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.12%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.54%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 7 (1.35%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 38 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.97%) Selenium
3 26 (5.01%) JIRA
4 24 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 17 (3.28%) Cucumber
7 16 (3.08%) JUnit
8 14 (2.70%) HP UFT
9 11 (2.12%) NUnit
9 11 (2.12%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.93%) JMeter
10 10 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.54%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.35%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.35%) Maven
13 7 (1.35%) XMLUnit
14 6 (1.16%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.16%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 110 (21.19%) Finance
2 27 (5.20%) Banking
3 21 (4.05%) Marketing
4 20 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.70%) Military
5 14 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.50%) Electronics
7 11 (2.12%) Back Office
8 9 (1.73%) Publishing
9 8 (1.54%) Retail
10 5 (0.96%) Billing
10 5 (0.96%) Legal
11 4 (0.77%) Advertising
11 4 (0.77%) Automotive
12 3 (0.58%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (21.58%) Analyst
2 93 (17.92%) Architect
3 63 (12.14%) Solutions Architect
4 45 (8.67%) Business Analyst
4 45 (8.67%) Developer
5 38 (7.32%) Administrator
6 22 (4.24%) Tester
7 21 (4.05%) Data Analyst
8 20 (3.85%) Applications Architect
8 20 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 16 (3.08%) Consultant
9 16 (3.08%) Project Manager
10 15 (2.89%) Automation Tester
11 14 (2.70%) Scrum Master
12 13 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
12 13 (2.50%) DBA
12 13 (2.50%) Test Analyst
13 12 (2.31%) CyberArk Engineer
13 12 (2.31%) Security Architect
14 10 (1.93%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (9.63%) Web Services
1 50 (9.63%) XML
2 44 (8.48%) .NET
2 44 (8.48%) JSON
3 38 (7.32%) SOAP
4 28 (5.39%) JSP
5 22 (4.24%) HTML
6 19 (3.66%) Java EE
7 18 (3.47%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.50%) CSS
9 11 (2.12%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.12%) Gherkin
9 11 (2.12%) Middleware
10 10 (1.93%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.93%) REST
11 9 (1.73%) Entity Framework
11 9 (1.73%) Node.js
12 8 (1.54%) J2EE
12 8 (1.54%) RESTful
13 7 (1.35%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.06%) Self-Motivation
2 35 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.08%) Clustering
5 13 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 12 (2.31%) Replication
7 10 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.93%) User Experience
8 9 (1.73%) Taxonomies
9 8 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.54%) PKI
9 8 (1.54%) Social Media
10 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.16%) NHS
12 5 (0.96%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.77%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 118 (22.74%) Linux
2 84 (16.18%) Windows
3 52 (10.02%) Windows Server
4 51 (9.83%) Unix
5 46 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.47%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.12%) Solaris
10 10 (1.93%) CentOS
11 8 (1.54%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.77%) Android
13 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.19%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (42.77%) Problem-Solving
2 154 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (14.64%) Critical Thinking
4 57 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (10.79%) Computer Science
6 54 (10.40%) Scrum
7 53 (10.21%) Test Automation
8 52 (10.02%) ITIL
9 50 (9.63%) Information Security
10 46 (8.86%) IT Strategy
10 46 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (8.67%) Technical Architecture
12 42 (8.09%) Data Science
13 38 (7.32%) Software Engineering
14 36 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
15 35 (6.74%) TOGAF
16 33 (6.36%) Project Management
17 31 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (5.97%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 115 (22.16%) SQL
2 83 (15.99%) Python
3 62 (11.95%) Java
4 60 (11.56%) PowerShell
5 46 (8.86%) C
6 36 (6.94%) C#
7 32 (6.17%) C++
8 25 (4.82%) R
9 19 (3.66%) Shell Script
10 17 (3.28%) T-SQL
11 16 (3.08%) JavaScript
12 11 (2.12%) TypeScript
13 10 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 9 (1.73%) VB
15 7 (1.35%) Scala
15 7 (1.35%) VBScript
16 6 (1.16%) VBA
17 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
18 4 (0.77%) Perl
19 3 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 144 (27.75%) Security Cleared
2 97 (18.69%) Degree
3 89 (17.15%) DV Cleared
4 67 (12.91%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (3.08%) RHCE
7 13 (2.50%) ISTQB
8 11 (2.12%) CISM
8 11 (2.12%) CISSP
9 10 (1.93%) ISEB
10 9 (1.73%) CISA
11 7 (1.35%) APMP
11 7 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.16%) ISSAP
12 6 (1.16%) ISSEP
12 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.96%) CCNA
13 5 (0.96%) SNIA Certification
14 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.71%) HMG Infosec
1 40 (7.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 40 (7.71%) JSP 440
2 19 (3.66%) QA
3 8 (1.54%) PMO
4 7 (1.35%) SLA
5 6 (1.16%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.58%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.58%) GDPR
7 3 (0.58%) HL7
8 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.39%) JTAG
8 2 (0.39%) P3O
8 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.39%) WCAG
9 1 (0.19%) COBIT
9 1 (0.19%) EMIR
9 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 39 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.47%) Docker
3 17 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.93%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (1.73%) vSphere
6 8 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.54%) XenApp
7 7 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (1.16%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.77%) Firmware
10 4 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
12 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (5.01%) SCCM
2 17 (3.28%) Puppet
3 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 9 (1.73%) Ansible
5 7 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.96%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.96%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.77%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.77%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.58%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.39%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.39%) SCOM
10 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 147 (28.32%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.48%) Oracle
3 31 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.59%) Teradata
5 25 (4.82%) SAP
6 21 (4.05%) HP
6 21 (4.05%) VMware
7 14 (2.70%) Citrix
8 13 (2.50%) CyberArk
9 11 (2.12%) NetApp
10 10 (1.93%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.93%) IBM
10 10 (1.93%) McAfee
10 10 (1.93%) Sybase
11 9 (1.73%) Tableau
12 8 (1.54%) Cisco
13 6 (1.16%) CA
13 6 (1.16%) CommVault
13 6 (1.16%) Netezza
14 5 (0.96%) Brocade