Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 37 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 134 353 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 4.39% 5.73% 5.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.22% 19.68% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 225 178
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £263 £263
90th Percentile £563 £598 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.24 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.01% -1.99% +221.99%
10th Percentile £15.55 £16.75 £12.90
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.25 £41.80
England median hourly rate £28.00 £19.81 £18.06
% change year-on-year +41.38% +9.65% -19.72%

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 778 1,794 1,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.50% 29.10% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 1,058 730
Median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £290 £250 £249
90th Percentile £650 £625 £563
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 127 86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% -3.61%
10th Percentile £13.97 £11.85 £14.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.86 £21.95
% change year-on-year +48.65% -4.99% +11.52%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the South West

Analytical Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytical Skills in the South West over the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 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 +8 50 £490 +12.00% 9
Bristol -15 27 £500 +21.21% 10
Devon +19 26 £379 -0.20% 8
Gloucestershire -16 13 £420 -6.67% 10
Somerset -7 8 £458 +16.19% 1
Dorset 0 5 £140 -68.00% 5
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 62 (46.27%) Security Cleared
2 55 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (32.84%) SC Cleared
4 41 (30.60%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
6 28 (20.90%) Finance
7 27 (20.15%) Project Management
8 25 (18.66%) Public Sector
8 25 (18.66%) Decision-Making
9 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Excel
10 20 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (14.93%) Scrum
11 19 (14.18%) JIRA
11 19 (14.18%) Windows
11 19 (14.18%) Linux
11 19 (14.18%) SQL
12 18 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (11.94%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (11.19%) Risk Management
15 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
15 14 (10.45%) Python
16 13 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (9.70%) DV Cleared
17 12 (8.96%) Confluence
17 12 (8.96%) Analytics
17 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
17 12 (8.96%) C
17 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
17 12 (8.96%) SAP
17 12 (8.96%) Programme 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 14 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.96%) Confluence
3 8 (5.97%) Apache
4 5 (3.73%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.49%) nginx
7 1 (0.75%) Appian
7 1 (0.75%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.75%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.75%) SAS
7 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (16.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) BASE24
2 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) AWS
1 11 (8.21%) Azure
2 10 (7.46%) Office 365
3 2 (1.49%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.75%) Serverless
4 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) DNS
2 5 (3.73%) Network Security
3 4 (2.99%) IPv6
3 4 (2.99%) LAN
4 3 (2.24%) DHCP
4 3 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.24%) Wireless
4 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.49%) Firewall
5 2 (1.49%) Skype
5 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.49%) VLAN
5 2 (1.49%) VoIP
5 2 (1.49%) VPN
5 2 (1.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.75%) 3G
6 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.75%) LTE
6 1 (0.75%) UMTS
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) Big Data
2 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.73%) Apache Hive
3 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.99%) MySQL
5 3 (2.24%) GIS
5 3 (2.24%) HBase
6 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.49%) Impala
6 2 (1.49%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.49%) Power BI
6 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) QGIS
7 1 (0.75%) QlikView
7 1 (0.75%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.75%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) JIRA
2 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.24%) GitLab
4 3 (2.24%) IBM UrbanCode
4 3 (2.24%) JMeter
4 3 (2.24%) Maven
4 3 (2.24%) Selenium
4 3 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.49%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.49%) NeoLoad
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 25 (18.66%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.72%) Military
4 7 (5.22%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.22%) Marketing
4 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.48%) Electronics
6 4 (2.99%) Banking
6 4 (2.99%) Legal
7 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.75%) Games
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (20.90%) Analyst
2 14 (10.45%) Developer
2 14 (10.45%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.72%) Business Analyst
4 7 (5.22%) Data Engineer
4 7 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (4.48%) Support Officer
6 5 (3.73%) Architect
6 5 (3.73%) Big Data Engineer
6 5 (3.73%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.73%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (3.73%) Project Officer
6 5 (3.73%) Project Support Officer
6 5 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (3.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (3.73%) Senior Performance Analyst
7 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 4 (2.99%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.24%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) HTML
2 5 (3.73%) .NET
2 5 (3.73%) LAMP
2 5 (3.73%) Web Services
3 4 (2.99%) CSS
3 4 (2.99%) jQuery
3 4 (2.99%) Middleware
3 4 (2.99%) RESTful
4 3 (2.24%) Kafka
4 3 (2.24%) Node.js
4 3 (2.24%) React
5 2 (1.49%) ADO
5 2 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.49%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) Java EE
6 1 (0.75%) JSON
6 1 (0.75%) OSGi
6 1 (0.75%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.48%) NHS
4 3 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.24%) PKI
4 3 (2.24%) Tandem
5 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.49%) Lidar
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.49%) Photography
5 2 (1.49%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.18%) Linux
1 19 (14.18%) Windows
2 7 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (5.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.24%) Mac OS
4 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.49%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Fedora
6 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.75%) Unix
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.60%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (20.15%) Project Management
4 25 (18.66%) Decision-Making
5 20 (14.93%) Scrum
6 18 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (11.19%) Risk Management
8 13 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.96%) Analytics
9 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (8.96%) Mentoring
9 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.96%) Programme Management
10 11 (8.21%) DevOps
10 11 (8.21%) Migration
10 11 (8.21%) PRINCE
10 11 (8.21%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.46%) Critical Thinking
12 9 (6.72%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (6.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.18%) SQL
2 14 (10.45%) Python
3 12 (8.96%) C
4 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.72%) Java
6 5 (3.73%) C#
6 5 (3.73%) Scala
7 4 (2.99%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.24%) PHP
8 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.24%) R
9 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.49%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) C++
10 1 (0.75%) F#
10 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (46.27%) Security Cleared
2 44 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 13 (9.70%) DV Cleared
4 12 (8.96%) Degree
5 8 (5.97%) APMP
6 5 (3.73%) MCSE
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.24%) MCSA
8 3 (2.24%) Postgraduate
9 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.49%) CCDP
9 2 (1.49%) CCNP
9 2 (1.49%) CISSP
9 2 (1.49%) GIAC
9 2 (1.49%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.49%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (1.49%) RMADS
4 1 (0.75%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.75%) P3O
4 1 (0.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.73%) HDFS
3 3 (2.24%) Snort
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.49%) XenApp
4 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.75%) Docker
5 1 (0.75%) NFS
5 1 (0.75%) Samba
5 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) Ansible
1 8 (5.97%) Terraform
2 6 (4.48%) Puppet
3 3 (2.24%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (2.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.24%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.75%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.75%) Nagios
4 1 (0.75%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (28.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.96%) SAP
3 8 (5.97%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.97%) VMware
4 6 (4.48%) NEC
5 5 (3.73%) HP
5 5 (3.73%) Oracle
6 4 (2.99%) Citrix
6 4 (2.99%) Hortonworks
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco
7 3 (2.24%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.49%) Dell
8 2 (1.49%) Google
9 1 (0.75%) Ariba
9 1 (0.75%) Cognos
9 1 (0.75%) Confirmit
9 1 (0.75%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.75%) EMC
9 1 (0.75%) NetApp