Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 38 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 352 245 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.82% 4.85% 5.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.94% 20.23% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 157 210
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £262
90th Percentile £600 £538 £515
England median daily rate £450 £433 £440
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.70% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
South West median hourly rate £36.98 £38.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.68% +221.99% -71.04%
10th Percentile £16.65 £12.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £41.80 £13.58
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.06 £22.00
% change year-on-year +7.96% -17.90% +12.85%

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 1,765 1,211 1,399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.21% 23.95% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 689 889
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £249 £239
90th Percentile £625 £563 £550
England median daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 82 77
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -2.41% +5.06%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.88 £11.89
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.98 £22.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year -6.77% +14.18% -2.74%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -18 113 £450 +5.88% 6
Bristol -6 95 £406 -3.56% 12
Gloucestershire +17 76 £450 +31.58% 9
Somerset +9 22 £394 +1.61% 8
Devon +4 17 £380 +25.62% 7
Dorset +9 15 £425 +1.19% 8
Cornwall +8 7 £350 -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 129 (36.65%) Problem-Solving
2 115 (32.67%) Security Cleared
3 102 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (19.60%) Microsoft
5 66 (18.75%) SQL
5 66 (18.75%) Finance
6 61 (17.33%) DV Cleared
7 55 (15.63%) ITIL
8 53 (15.06%) Windows
9 50 (14.20%) SC Cleared
10 46 (13.07%) Degree
11 40 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
12 37 (10.51%) Project Management
12 37 (10.51%) Computer Science
13 36 (10.23%) Linux
14 35 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
15 34 (9.66%) SQL Server
15 34 (9.66%) Information Security
16 33 (9.38%) Active Directory
16 33 (9.38%) Decision-Making
17 31 (8.81%) Java
17 31 (8.81%) Service Management
17 31 (8.81%) PowerShell
18 30 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
18 30 (8.52%) Analytics
19 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
19 29 (8.24%) C
19 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
20 28 (7.95%) Web Services
21 27 (7.67%) Test Automation

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 16 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.41%) JBoss
3 9 (2.56%) IIS
4 7 (1.99%) Apache
4 7 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.99%) Confluence
5 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Appian
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.28%) Liferay
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 35 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.13%) CATIA
4 11 (3.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 11 (3.13%) PTC Creo
5 6 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.14%) Simulink
7 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.85%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 12 (3.41%) BASE24
2 7 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.57%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.28%) Minerva
5 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.28%) Primavera
5 1 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.83%) Power Platform
4 12 (3.41%) Office 365
5 5 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.14%) npm
6 4 (1.14%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.85%) Azure Stack
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Serverless
9 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.28%) NuGet
9 1 (0.28%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.69%) Remote Desktop
2 12 (3.41%) DHCP
2 12 (3.41%) DNS
2 12 (3.41%) Firewall
3 7 (1.99%) Internet
3 7 (1.99%) Wireless
4 6 (1.70%) 3G
4 6 (1.70%) 4G
4 6 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (1.70%) Network Security
5 5 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (1.14%) 2G
6 4 (1.14%) 5G
6 4 (1.14%) GSM
6 4 (1.14%) LTE
6 4 (1.14%) Node B
6 4 (1.14%) RNC
6 4 (1.14%) UMTS
6 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.14%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.39%) Big Data
3 17 (4.83%) Power BI
4 13 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.99%) MS Access
8 7 (1.99%) NonStop SQL
9 6 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.70%) IBM InfoSphere
10 5 (1.42%) Apache Hive
10 5 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.42%) MySQL
11 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.85%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.57%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.97%) Selenium
3 19 (5.40%) JIRA
4 18 (5.11%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.83%) HP UFT
6 14 (3.98%) JMeter
7 12 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (2.84%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.70%) Maven
11 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.14%) Babel
12 4 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.14%) webpack
13 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket Server
13 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.85%) eggPlant
13 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.85%) WATIR
General
1 66 (18.75%) Finance
2 22 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.83%) Marketing
4 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 15 (4.26%) Electronics
6 14 (3.98%) Banking
7 12 (3.41%) Military
8 9 (2.56%) Legal
9 7 (1.99%) Back Office
10 4 (1.14%) Publishing
11 3 (0.85%) Advertising
11 3 (0.85%) Retail
12 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.57%) Front Office
12 2 (0.57%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (22.73%) Analyst
2 40 (11.36%) Developer
3 31 (8.81%) Architect
4 23 (6.53%) Business Analyst
5 19 (5.40%) Support Engineer
6 17 (4.83%) Data Analyst
7 15 (4.26%) Tester
8 13 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 13 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.41%) Security Architect
9 12 (3.41%) Test Engineer
10 11 (3.13%) BASE24 Developer
10 11 (3.13%) IT Engineer
10 11 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 10 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.84%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (2.56%) Consultant
12 9 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.95%) Web Services
2 23 (6.53%) XML
3 16 (4.55%) JSON
4 15 (4.26%) .NET
5 12 (3.41%) HTML
5 12 (3.41%) SOAP
6 11 (3.13%) Middleware
7 7 (1.99%) CSS
7 7 (1.99%) Java EE
7 7 (1.99%) JSP
8 5 (1.42%) Kafka
9 4 (1.14%) J2EE
9 4 (1.14%) jQuery
9 4 (1.14%) XML Schema
10 3 (0.85%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.85%) Entity Framework
10 3 (0.85%) Spring
11 2 (0.57%) Natural Language Processing
11 2 (0.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.52%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (7.39%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.41%) Tandem
4 9 (2.56%) PKI
5 7 (1.99%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.42%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.42%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.42%) User Experience
8 4 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.14%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.14%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.85%) CESG
9 3 (0.85%) Clustering
9 3 (0.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.06%) Windows
2 36 (10.23%) Linux
3 26 (7.39%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.40%) Windows 10
4 19 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (4.26%) Unix
6 12 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.70%) Solaris
8 5 (1.42%) CentOS
9 3 (0.85%) Android
10 2 (0.57%) AIX
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.28%) Debian
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (36.65%) Problem-Solving
2 102 (28.98%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.63%) ITIL
4 40 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (10.51%) Computer Science
5 37 (10.51%) Project Management
6 34 (9.66%) Information Security
7 33 (9.38%) Decision-Making
8 31 (8.81%) Service Management
9 30 (8.52%) Analytics
10 27 (7.67%) Test Automation
11 24 (6.82%) Scrum
12 23 (6.53%) DevOps
12 23 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (6.25%) ITSM
14 21 (5.97%) ITIL V3
15 19 (5.40%) Business Analysis
15 19 (5.40%) SDLC
16 18 (5.11%) Programme Management
16 18 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (18.75%) SQL
2 31 (8.81%) Java
2 31 (8.81%) PowerShell
3 29 (8.24%) C
4 20 (5.68%) Python
5 19 (5.40%) C#
6 15 (4.26%) MATLAB
7 12 (3.41%) VB
8 9 (2.56%) C++
8 9 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.99%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.99%) VBScript
11 6 (1.70%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.70%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.14%) ANSI SQL
12 4 (1.14%) Scala
13 3 (0.85%) Perl
13 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (32.67%) Security Cleared
2 61 (17.33%) DV Cleared
3 50 (14.20%) SC Cleared
4 46 (13.07%) Degree
5 19 (5.40%) CISSP
5 19 (5.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (4.55%) CISM
7 15 (4.26%) MCSA
7 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.98%) ISTQB
9 13 (3.69%) MCSE
10 11 (3.13%) CISA
10 11 (3.13%) ISEB
10 11 (3.13%) MCP
11 5 (1.42%) APMP
11 5 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.42%) SANS
12 3 (0.85%) IISP
13 2 (0.57%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) SLA
2 16 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 16 (4.55%) JSP 440
3 12 (3.41%) QA
4 11 (3.13%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.42%) PMO
6 4 (1.14%) Def Stans
7 3 (0.85%) NCSC
7 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.28%) GDPR
9 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.68%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.84%) Docker
5 10 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.85%) Firmware
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (6.82%) SCCM
2 16 (4.55%) SCOM
2 16 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 9 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.99%) CA Service Virtualization
4 7 (1.99%) HP ALM
5 6 (1.70%) Ansible
5 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.42%) Puppet
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.28%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Terraform
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 69 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.97%) HP
2 21 (5.97%) Oracle
3 18 (5.11%) SAP
4 12 (3.41%) Citrix
5 11 (3.13%) ANSYS
6 10 (2.84%) IBM
7 9 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.27%) McAfee
9 7 (1.99%) CA
9 7 (1.99%) Cisco
10 5 (1.42%) Huawei
10 5 (1.42%) Juniper
10 5 (1.42%) Nokia
10 5 (1.42%) Tableau
10 5 (1.42%) VMware
11 4 (1.14%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.14%) Dell
11 4 (1.14%) Ericsson
11 4 (1.14%) Nortel