Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 19 29
Rank change year-on-year -25 +10 +14
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 338 480 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.27% 7.94% 6.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.26% 28.05% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 324 220
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £264 £273 £249
90th Percentile £580 £562 £538
England median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +6.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 8
South West median hourly rate £36.98 £39.25 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +17.16% -23.86%
10th Percentile £18.80 £32.89 £12.60
90th Percentile £51.90 £50.60 £41.38
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.20% +7.72%

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 1,851 1,711 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.87% 28.30% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,150 1,056 918
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £213
90th Percentile £613 £575 £542
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 88 72
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +10.39% +30.07%
10th Percentile £14.21 £16.50 £12.79
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.38
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -27 113 £466 +9.71% 40
Bristol -27 82 £411 +2.75% 38
Gloucestershire -12 65 £450 +5.88% 38
Somerset +17 37 £450 +10.77% 15
Devon -16 21 £388 +21.09% 15
Dorset +3 10 £438 -14.63% 18
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 126 (37.28%) Security Cleared
2 118 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
3 98 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (26.04%) SQL
5 70 (20.71%) Microsoft
6 64 (18.93%) SC Cleared
7 59 (17.46%) DV Cleared
7 59 (17.46%) Finance
8 46 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
9 44 (13.02%) Windows
10 42 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (11.83%) Degree
12 38 (11.24%) ITIL
13 35 (10.36%) SQL Server
14 34 (10.06%) Linux
14 34 (10.06%) Information Security
15 32 (9.47%) Public Sector
16 30 (8.88%) Project Delivery
16 30 (8.88%) Self-Motivation
16 30 (8.88%) Big Data
16 30 (8.88%) Analytics
16 30 (8.88%) Oracle
16 30 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
16 30 (8.88%) Java
17 29 (8.58%) Azure
18 28 (8.28%) Project Management
19 27 (7.99%) XML
20 26 (7.69%) AWS
21 25 (7.40%) Web Services
21 25 (7.40%) Decision-Making

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 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.96%) JBoss
3 9 (2.66%) Apache
3 9 (2.66%) Confluence
4 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.89%) IIS
4 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.59%) SAS
5 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.30%) Appian
6 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.30%) Liferay
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (13.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (8.88%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (6.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.96%) CATIA
5 10 (2.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 10 (2.96%) PTC Creo
6 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Simulink
7 1 (0.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.30%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 14 (4.14%) BASE24
2 7 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Minerva
5 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.30%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.58%) Azure
2 26 (7.69%) AWS
3 14 (4.14%) Power Platform
4 13 (3.85%) Office 365
5 8 (2.37%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (2.07%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.89%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.59%) PaaS
8 2 (0.59%) SaaS
8 2 (0.59%) Serverless
9 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.30%) GitHub
9 1 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.30%) NuGet
9 1 (0.30%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.25%) Firewall
2 8 (2.37%) DHCP
2 8 (2.37%) DNS
3 7 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (1.78%) Network Security
4 6 (1.78%) Wireless
5 5 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.18%) 2G
6 4 (1.18%) 3G
6 4 (1.18%) 4G
6 4 (1.18%) 5G
6 4 (1.18%) GSM
6 4 (1.18%) Internet
6 4 (1.18%) LTE
6 4 (1.18%) Node B
6 4 (1.18%) RNC
6 4 (1.18%) UMTS
6 4 (1.18%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.88%) Big Data
3 22 (6.51%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (4.14%) Power BI
5 12 (3.55%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.96%) MySQL
7 10 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.37%) NoSQL
8 8 (2.37%) OLTP
9 7 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.78%) NonStop SQL
10 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.18%) MS Access
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.89%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 17 (5.03%) JIRA
2 14 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.37%) Selenium
4 5 (1.48%) JMeter
4 5 (1.48%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.48%) SpecFlow
4 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.18%) Subversion
6 3 (0.89%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.89%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.89%) ERwin
6 3 (0.89%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.89%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.59%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (0.59%) JUnit
7 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.59%) Mockito
General
1 59 (17.46%) Finance
2 32 (9.47%) Public Sector
3 17 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.14%) Marketing
6 11 (3.25%) Banking
7 9 (2.66%) Electronics
8 4 (1.18%) Billing
9 3 (0.89%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.89%) Military
9 3 (0.89%) Publishing
9 3 (0.89%) Retail
10 2 (0.59%) Advertising
10 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (23.96%) Analyst
2 50 (14.79%) Developer
3 34 (10.06%) Architect
4 24 (7.10%) Data Analyst
5 21 (6.21%) Business Analyst
6 17 (5.03%) Project Manager
6 17 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.44%) Security Architect
8 14 (4.14%) BASE24 Developer
9 13 (3.85%) Administrator
9 13 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (2.96%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.66%) Applications Developer
11 9 (2.66%) DBA
12 8 (2.37%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.37%) Report Analyst
12 8 (2.37%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.37%) Tester
13 7 (2.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.99%) XML
2 25 (7.40%) Web Services
3 21 (6.21%) JSON
4 16 (4.73%) Middleware
5 15 (4.44%) .NET
5 15 (4.44%) SOAP
6 13 (3.85%) Java EE
7 10 (2.96%) HTML
8 9 (2.66%) REST
9 8 (2.37%) CSS
10 7 (2.07%) ASP.NET
10 7 (2.07%) JSP
11 5 (1.48%) HTML5
12 4 (1.18%) J2EE
12 4 (1.18%) Spring
12 4 (1.18%) Swing
12 4 (1.18%) XML Schema
13 3 (0.89%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.89%) Node.js
13 3 (0.89%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.88%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.14%) Tandem
4 9 (2.66%) User Experience
5 7 (2.07%) PKI
6 6 (1.78%) Clustering
6 6 (1.78%) Replication
6 6 (1.78%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.48%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.48%) NHS
8 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.18%) CESG
8 4 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.02%) Windows
2 34 (10.06%) Linux
3 19 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.73%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.25%) Unix
7 10 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.59%) AIX
10 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
11 1 (0.30%) pSOS
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (34.91%) Problem-Solving
2 98 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
4 38 (11.24%) ITIL
5 34 (10.06%) Information Security
6 30 (8.88%) Analytics
6 30 (8.88%) Project Delivery
7 28 (8.28%) Project Management
8 25 (7.40%) Decision-Making
9 24 (7.10%) Computer Science
9 24 (7.10%) SDLC
10 23 (6.80%) Migration
11 21 (6.21%) Business Analysis
11 21 (6.21%) Data Modelling
12 20 (5.92%) Data Analysis
12 20 (5.92%) Risk Management
12 20 (5.92%) Scrum
12 20 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (5.33%) Programme Management
13 18 (5.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.04%) SQL
2 30 (8.88%) Java
3 24 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 22 (6.51%) C
5 21 (6.21%) Python
6 14 (4.14%) C#
7 11 (3.25%) MATLAB
8 10 (2.96%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.37%) C++
10 8 (2.37%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.48%) R
11 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.48%) VBA
12 4 (1.18%) ANSI SQL
12 4 (1.18%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.59%) Perl
13 2 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 126 (37.28%) Security Cleared
2 64 (18.93%) SC Cleared
3 59 (17.46%) DV Cleared
4 40 (11.83%) Degree
5 14 (4.14%) CISSP
6 12 (3.55%) CISM
7 9 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (2.66%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.07%) ISEB
8 7 (2.07%) MCSA
8 7 (2.07%) MCSE
8 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.78%) MCP
10 5 (1.48%) CISA
11 4 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.18%) SANS
12 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.59%) CCNA
13 2 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 18 (5.33%) JSP 440
2 17 (5.03%) HMG Infosec
3 10 (2.96%) SLA
4 9 (2.66%) QA
5 7 (2.07%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.18%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.89%) PMO
9 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.30%) GDPR
10 1 (0.30%) NCSC
10 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.96%) Docker
3 9 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.48%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.30%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.25%) Ansible
1 11 (3.25%) SCCM
2 8 (2.37%) SCOM
2 8 (2.37%) SCVMM
3 7 (2.07%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 6 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.78%) Puppet
5 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.59%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.30%) Grafana
7 1 (0.30%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.30%) Nagios
7 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.30%) Terraform
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.88%) Oracle
3 15 (4.44%) HP
4 12 (3.55%) SAP
5 10 (2.96%) ANSYS
6 8 (2.37%) McAfee
7 6 (1.78%) Splunk
7 6 (1.78%) Sybase
7 6 (1.78%) Tableau
8 5 (1.48%) Cisco
8 5 (1.48%) Citrix
8 5 (1.48%) Huawei
8 5 (1.48%) Nokia
9 4 (1.18%) Ericsson
9 4 (1.18%) IBM
9 4 (1.18%) Nortel
9 4 (1.18%) Siemens
10 2 (0.59%) Dell
10 2 (0.59%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.59%) Sun