Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 29 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 423 332 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.24% 6.04% 4.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.97% 21.60% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 216 193
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £210
90th Percentile £538 £538 £570
England median daily rate £425 £447 £425
% change year-on-year -4.82% +5.06% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £30.75 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.56% -30.11% +20.88%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £24.38
90th Percentile £45.61 £38.13 £51.06
England median hourly rate £17.50 £21.90 £18.25
% change year-on-year -20.09% +20.00% -1.27%

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 1,629 1,537 1,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.88% 27.96% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 924 1,151
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £555 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 78 113
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £40.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +23.85% -13.33%
10th Percentile £17.29 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £44.45
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +11.11%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +15 154 £425 -5.56% 40
Bristol +10 141 £400 - 51
Gloucestershire +4 69 £400 +11.50% 22
Devon -1 23 £311 -17.00% 37
Somerset -1 16 £425 +14.86% 15
Dorset -12 7 £420 -1.18% 19
Avon - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 193 (45.63%) Problem-Solving
2 155 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (27.42%) Microsoft
4 106 (25.06%) Finance
5 94 (22.22%) SQL
6 82 (19.39%) SQL Server
7 78 (18.44%) Security Cleared
8 74 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
9 72 (17.02%) Windows
10 67 (15.84%) Degree
11 61 (14.42%) .NET
12 59 (13.95%) Scrum
13 58 (13.71%) ITIL
14 55 (13.00%) Test Automation
15 51 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
16 47 (11.11%) C#
16 47 (11.11%) Windows Server
17 46 (10.87%) Oracle
18 44 (10.40%) HTML
19 43 (10.17%) Git (software)
20 42 (9.93%) Selenium
20 42 (9.93%) SDLC
21 41 (9.69%) Linux
22 40 (9.46%) Visualisation
23 38 (8.98%) Manufacturing
24 36 (8.51%) Critical Thinking
25 35 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
25 35 (8.27%) User Stories
25 35 (8.27%) JavaScript
25 35 (8.27%) DV Cleared

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 15 (3.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.07%) Confluence
2 13 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.84%) CMS
3 12 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.60%) SAS
5 9 (2.13%) Drupal
5 9 (2.13%) IIS
5 9 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.47%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.24%) Apache
10 1 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.24%) JBoss
10 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (4.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.71%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.96%) npm
3 17 (4.02%) Office 365
4 13 (3.07%) NuGet
5 8 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.71%) SaaS
7 2 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.73%) HTTP
2 9 (2.13%) Firewall
3 8 (1.89%) Network Security
4 7 (1.65%) Cisco ICM
5 5 (1.18%) DHCP
5 5 (1.18%) DNS
5 5 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.95%) SAN
7 3 (0.71%) Intranet
8 2 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.47%) NAS
8 2 (0.47%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.47%) VLAN
9 1 (0.24%) BGP
9 1 (0.24%) Internet
9 1 (0.24%) LAN
9 1 (0.24%) Skype
9 1 (0.24%) VPN
9 1 (0.24%) WAN
9 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (5.67%) Data Mining
4 16 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.55%) Power BI
5 15 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (2.36%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.89%) Big Data
9 8 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
9 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.65%) MySQL
11 6 (1.42%) DataStage
11 6 (1.42%) DB2
11 6 (1.42%) MOLAP
11 6 (1.42%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 43 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 42 (9.93%) Selenium
3 28 (6.62%) JIRA
4 20 (4.73%) SpecFlow
5 16 (3.78%) Jenkins
5 16 (3.78%) XMLUnit
6 13 (3.07%) Moq
6 13 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.07%) xUnit.net
7 12 (2.84%) JUnit
7 12 (2.84%) NUnit
8 11 (2.60%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.36%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.13%) ERwin
10 9 (2.13%) WebDriver
11 7 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.65%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.42%) CruiseControl
12 6 (1.42%) Hudson
12 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (25.06%) Finance
2 38 (8.98%) Manufacturing
3 35 (8.27%) Banking
4 21 (4.96%) Automotive
5 20 (4.73%) Marketing
6 12 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.13%) Electronics
7 9 (2.13%) Military
7 9 (2.13%) Retail
8 6 (1.42%) Advertising
8 6 (1.42%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 128 (30.26%) Analyst
2 72 (17.02%) Architect
3 66 (15.60%) Developer
4 51 (12.06%) Business Analyst
5 39 (9.22%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (7.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 27 (6.38%) Data Analyst
8 22 (5.20%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 16 (3.78%) Test Analyst
10 14 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 14 (3.31%) Tester
11 11 (2.60%) Applications Architect
12 10 (2.36%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (2.36%) IT Engineer
12 10 (2.36%) Project Manager
12 10 (2.36%) Senior IT Engineer
13 9 (2.13%) CyberArk Engineer
13 9 (2.13%) Security Architect
13 9 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (2.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (14.42%) .NET
2 44 (10.40%) HTML
3 31 (7.33%) XML
4 28 (6.62%) .NET Framework
4 28 (6.62%) JSON
5 26 (6.15%) CSS
6 22 (5.20%) ASP.NET
7 19 (4.49%) Node.js
7 19 (4.49%) Web Services
8 18 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (3.78%) JSP
9 16 (3.78%) SOAP
10 14 (3.31%) AngularJS
10 14 (3.31%) ASP.NET Core
10 14 (3.31%) Code First Entity Framework
10 14 (3.31%) Entity Framework
11 13 (3.07%) Autofac
11 13 (3.07%) D3.js
11 13 (3.07%) Redux
12 12 (2.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.27%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.60%) Clustering
4 11 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.36%) User Experience
6 8 (1.89%) IVR
6 8 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.42%) Social Media
8 6 (1.42%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.95%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.71%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.47%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.47%) Life Science
12 2 (0.47%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 72 (17.02%) Windows
2 47 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 41 (9.69%) Linux
4 14 (3.31%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.89%) Unix
7 7 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.42%) Mac OS
8 6 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.24%) AIX
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (45.63%) Problem-Solving
2 155 (36.64%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (13.95%) Scrum
5 58 (13.71%) ITIL
6 55 (13.00%) Test Automation
7 42 (9.93%) SDLC
8 40 (9.46%) Visualisation
9 36 (8.51%) Critical Thinking
10 35 (8.27%) User Stories
11 34 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (7.80%) Dimensional Modelling
13 31 (7.33%) People Management
14 30 (7.09%) Service Management
14 30 (7.09%) Waterfall
15 28 (6.62%) ITIL V3
16 27 (6.38%) Web Development
17 26 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (6.15%) Information Security
17 26 (6.15%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (22.22%) SQL
2 47 (11.11%) C#
3 35 (8.27%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.09%) PowerShell
5 29 (6.86%) Java
6 27 (6.38%) Python
7 18 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.55%) C
9 9 (2.13%) C++
9 9 (2.13%) PHP
9 9 (2.13%) VBScript
10 8 (1.89%) R
10 8 (1.89%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.65%) VBA
12 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.95%) Perl
13 4 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.95%) Ruby
13 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 78 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.84%) Degree
3 35 (8.27%) DV Cleared
4 32 (7.57%) SC Cleared
5 16 (3.78%) ISEB
6 11 (2.60%) ISTQB
7 9 (2.13%) CISM
7 9 (2.13%) CISSP
8 7 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.42%) CISA
9 6 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.42%) PMP
9 6 (1.42%) RHCE
10 5 (1.18%) CCNA
10 5 (1.18%) ISSAP
10 5 (1.18%) ISSEP
10 5 (1.18%) MBA
11 4 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.71%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.73%) QA
2 17 (4.02%) HMG Infosec
2 17 (4.02%) JSP 440
3 14 (3.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 9 (2.13%) WCAG
5 8 (1.89%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.89%) SLA
6 6 (1.42%) PMO
7 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.47%) COBIT
8 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.24%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.24%) GDPR
9 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 34 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.31%) Docker
3 13 (3.07%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.07%) XenApp
4 11 (2.60%) vSphere
5 8 (1.89%) VMware Server
6 7 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.47%) Firmware
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.47%) Xen
8 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.02%) SCCM
2 11 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (2.36%) Puppet
4 9 (2.13%) WMI
5 8 (1.89%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.65%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.71%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.71%) SCOM
9 3 (0.71%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.47%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.47%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.47%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 116 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.87%) Oracle
3 20 (4.73%) SAP
3 20 (4.73%) VMware
4 16 (3.78%) Citrix
5 13 (3.07%) Cisco
5 13 (3.07%) NetApp
6 12 (2.84%) IBM
7 11 (2.60%) CommVault
7 11 (2.60%) Teradata
8 9 (2.13%) Atlassian
8 9 (2.13%) CyberArk
8 9 (2.13%) Tableau
9 7 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.42%) Cadence
10 6 (1.42%) Netezza
10 6 (1.42%) Zend
11 5 (1.18%) McAfee
12 4 (0.95%) CA Agile Central
13 3 (0.71%) MuleSoft