Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 27 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 +14 -11
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 525 342 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.30% 6.08% 4.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 27.81% 21.48% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 219 194
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.24% -3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £180 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £539
England median daily rate £440 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -2.22% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.71% -2.08%
10th Percentile £29.90 £13.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.21 £56.24 £48.36
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -6.50% +5.10% -

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 1,888 1,592 1,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.86% 28.29% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 973 1,167
South West median daily rate £425 £395 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +8.22% -2.67%
10th Percentile £255 £194 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 114
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +52.88% -30.67%
10th Percentile £16.32 £13.28 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.74 £43.75
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +13 182 £438 -2.78% 23
Bristol +8 175 £400 +8.11% 81
Gloucestershire +6 88 £438 +10.76% 34
Devon +6 33 £320 -20.00% 16
Somerset -2 17 £425 +21.43% 17
Dorset -9 11 £513 +20.59% 18
Cornwall -7 1 £300 +37.93% 11
Avon - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 243 (46.29%) Problem-Solving
2 180 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (27.24%) Microsoft
4 129 (24.57%) SQL
5 113 (21.52%) Finance
6 111 (21.14%) Security Cleared
7 90 (17.14%) SQL Server
8 87 (16.57%) Linux
9 84 (16.00%) Windows
10 80 (15.24%) Degree
11 72 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (12.57%) Python
13 65 (12.38%) .NET
14 64 (12.19%) Scrum
14 64 (12.19%) Test Automation
15 63 (12.00%) ITIL
16 61 (11.62%) DV Cleared
17 59 (11.24%) Oracle
18 58 (11.05%) Critical Thinking
19 55 (10.48%) Git (software)
19 55 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
20 54 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
21 53 (10.10%) Windows Server
22 50 (9.52%) Big Data
23 49 (9.33%) Data Science
23 49 (9.33%) PowerShell
24 48 (9.14%) SC Cleared
25 47 (8.95%) Selenium
25 47 (8.95%) C#
26 46 (8.76%) Java

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 17 (3.24%) JBoss
1 17 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.05%) CMS
2 16 (3.05%) Confluence
3 13 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.29%) SAS
5 11 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.90%) Apache Spark
7 9 (1.71%) Drupal
8 8 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.33%) IIS
10 6 (1.14%) Apache
10 6 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
1 6 (1.14%) SAP CRM
2 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.57%) Cognos Controller
3 3 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.19%) Primavera
4 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.38%) Office 365
3 22 (4.19%) npm
4 13 (2.48%) NuGet
5 10 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.33%) OpenShift
6 7 (1.33%) SaaS
7 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.57%) Serverless
9 2 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.19%) Datadog
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.95%) HTTP
2 12 (2.29%) Network Security
3 11 (2.10%) Firewall
4 8 (1.52%) DHCP
4 8 (1.52%) DNS
4 8 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.76%) Skype
7 3 (0.57%) Intranet
7 3 (0.57%) VPN
8 2 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.38%) Internet
8 2 (0.38%) NAS
8 2 (0.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.38%) SAN
8 2 (0.38%) SSL
8 2 (0.38%) VLAN
9 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.19%) LAN
9 1 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 55 (10.48%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (9.52%) Big Data
4 41 (7.81%) Relational Database
5 24 (4.57%) Data Mining
6 18 (3.43%) Power BI
7 15 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.48%) MySQL
9 12 (2.29%) Hadoop
9 12 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (2.10%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.90%) IBM InfoSphere
11 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.71%) MongoDB
13 8 (1.52%) DataStage
13 8 (1.52%) DB2
13 8 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 47 (8.95%) Selenium
3 29 (5.52%) JIRA
4 23 (4.38%) Jenkins
5 22 (4.19%) SpecFlow
6 18 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.24%) JUnit
8 16 (3.05%) XMLUnit
9 15 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.48%) Moq
10 13 (2.48%) NUnit
10 13 (2.48%) SoapUI
10 13 (2.48%) xUnit.net
11 9 (1.71%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 9 (1.71%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (1.52%) CruiseControl
13 7 (1.33%) Bitbucket
13 7 (1.33%) ERwin
13 7 (1.33%) HP UFT
General
1 113 (21.52%) Finance
2 35 (6.67%) Banking
3 34 (6.48%) Manufacturing
4 23 (4.38%) Marketing
5 15 (2.86%) Automotive
5 15 (2.86%) Back Office
6 13 (2.48%) Military
6 13 (2.48%) Retail
7 12 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.90%) Electronics
9 9 (1.71%) Publishing
10 7 (1.33%) Advertising
11 5 (0.95%) Billing
12 4 (0.76%) Legal
13 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 142 (27.05%) Analyst
2 97 (18.48%) Architect
3 66 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
4 55 (10.48%) Business Analyst
4 55 (10.48%) Developer
5 32 (6.10%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 30 (5.71%) Administrator
7 29 (5.52%) Data Analyst
8 22 (4.19%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
9 20 (3.81%) Test Analyst
9 20 (3.81%) Tester
10 15 (2.86%) Applications Architect
11 14 (2.67%) Consultant
12 13 (2.48%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.48%) Security Architect
13 12 (2.29%) CyberArk Engineer
13 12 (2.29%) Software Tester
14 11 (2.10%) Automation Test Analyst
14 11 (2.10%) Product Owner
14 11 (2.10%) Scrum Master
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (12.38%) .NET
2 44 (8.38%) XML
3 42 (8.00%) HTML
4 39 (7.43%) JSON
5 30 (5.71%) .NET Framework
6 29 (5.52%) Web Services
7 25 (4.76%) SOAP
8 24 (4.57%) CSS
9 20 (3.81%) ASP.NET
10 18 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 18 (3.43%) Node.js
11 17 (3.24%) Java EE
12 16 (3.05%) Entity Framework
13 15 (2.86%) JSP
14 14 (2.67%) AngularJS
14 14 (2.67%) ASP.NET Core
14 14 (2.67%) Code First Entity Framework
15 13 (2.48%) Autofac
15 13 (2.48%) Gherkin
15 13 (2.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.29%) Self-Motivation
2 38 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.81%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.86%) Clustering
6 11 (2.10%) User Experience
7 10 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.52%) PKI
9 8 (1.52%) Replication
9 8 (1.52%) Social Media
9 8 (1.52%) Taxonomies
10 6 (1.14%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.14%) NHS
11 5 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (16.57%) Linux
2 84 (16.00%) Windows
3 53 (10.10%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.29%) Unix
5 28 (5.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.81%) Windows 10
7 19 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.14%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (46.29%) Problem-Solving
2 180 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (13.71%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (12.19%) Scrum
4 64 (12.19%) Test Automation
5 63 (12.00%) ITIL
6 58 (11.05%) Critical Thinking
7 49 (9.33%) Data Science
8 46 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (8.19%) SDLC
10 41 (7.81%) User Stories
11 39 (7.43%) Information Security
11 39 (7.43%) IT Strategy
12 38 (7.24%) Technical Architecture
13 37 (7.05%) Dimensional Modelling
13 37 (7.05%) Visualisation
14 34 (6.48%) Data Architecture
14 34 (6.48%) Waterfall
15 33 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
16 32 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 129 (24.57%) SQL
2 66 (12.57%) Python
3 49 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 47 (8.95%) C#
5 46 (8.76%) Java
6 25 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (4.57%) C
7 24 (4.57%) R
8 19 (3.62%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.05%) C++
10 14 (2.67%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.10%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.71%) PHP
12 9 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.71%) VBScript
13 8 (1.52%) VBA
14 7 (1.33%) Scala
15 5 (0.95%) Perl
15 5 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 80 (15.24%) Degree
3 61 (11.62%) DV Cleared
4 48 (9.14%) SC Cleared
5 20 (3.81%) ISEB
6 16 (3.05%) ISTQB
7 13 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.48%) RHCE
8 11 (2.10%) CISM
8 11 (2.10%) CISSP
9 9 (1.71%) CISA
10 7 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (1.14%) ISSAP
11 6 (1.14%) ISSEP
11 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.95%) CCNA
12 5 (0.95%) MBA
12 5 (0.95%) PMP
13 4 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.33%) HMG Infosec
1 28 (5.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 28 (5.33%) JSP 440
2 23 (4.38%) QA
3 10 (1.90%) SLA
4 9 (1.71%) WCAG
5 8 (1.52%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.33%) PMO
7 5 (0.95%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.57%) GDPR
9 2 (0.38%) COBIT
9 2 (0.38%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.19%) EMIR
10 1 (0.19%) HL7
10 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 41 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.38%) Docker
3 15 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.10%) XenApp
5 9 (1.71%) vSphere
6 8 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.52%) VMware Server
7 7 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.38%) Firmware
11 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.19%) KVM
12 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (4.38%) SCCM
2 15 (2.86%) Puppet
3 10 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (1.71%) WMI
5 8 (1.52%) Ansible
6 6 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.76%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.57%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 3 (0.57%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.38%) SCDPM
10 2 (0.38%) SCOM
10 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 143 (27.24%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.24%) Oracle
3 31 (5.90%) Teradata
4 27 (5.14%) SAP
5 21 (4.00%) VMware
6 17 (3.24%) Red Hat
7 15 (2.86%) Citrix
7 15 (2.86%) IBM
8 13 (2.48%) CyberArk
9 10 (1.90%) McAfee
9 10 (1.90%) Tableau
10 9 (1.71%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.71%) CommVault
10 9 (1.71%) NetApp
11 8 (1.52%) Netezza
12 7 (1.33%) Cisco
12 7 (1.33%) HP
13 6 (1.14%) Cadence
13 6 (1.14%) Sybase
13 6 (1.14%) Zend