Period
to 19 July 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 19 July 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 29 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 2,840 3,543 3,142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.70% 6.43% 6.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.02% 21.66% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,640 2,161 1,891
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +1.01%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 164 103
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.18 £17.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.60% -20.45% +25.71%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.35 £46.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +17.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14,931 16,354 15,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.95% 29.68% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,883 9,614 9,195
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £594 £575 £544
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 804 783 824
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.95% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £11.02
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.20 £49.85
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.39% +9.50% -3.98%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Analytical Skills as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK excluding London

Analytical Skills
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
South East -5 934 £425 - 322
North of England -11 564 £400 -3.03% 356
South West -1 369 £430 +1.18% 157
Midlands -9 345 £400 +6.67% 239
North West -8 282 £425 +6.25% 171
Scotland -2 258 £379 +1.00% 72
East of England +7 247 £413 +3.13% 160
West Midlands -8 209 £420 +12.00% 151
Yorkshire -14 206 £375 -11.76% 141
East Midlands -16 124 £375 - 87
Wales +6 88 £350 -7.59% 47
North East -11 78 £425 - 44
Northern Ireland +7 36 £420 +8.39% 9
Channel Islands -2 6 £450 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 1,097 (38.63%) Problem-Solving
2 744 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 576 (20.28%) Finance
4 532 (18.73%) SQL
5 519 (18.27%) Microsoft
6 391 (13.77%) Degree
7 366 (12.89%) Microsoft Excel
8 365 (12.85%) Windows
9 336 (11.83%) Analytics
10 317 (11.16%) Project Management
11 306 (10.77%) Security Cleared
12 292 (10.28%) ITIL
13 276 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
14 269 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
15 252 (8.87%) Oracle
16 251 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 232 (8.17%) Java
18 228 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 219 (7.71%) Decision-Making
20 215 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
21 207 (7.29%) Scrum
22 206 (7.25%) Active Directory
23 202 (7.11%) SQL Server
24 199 (7.01%) DevOps
25 191 (6.73%) Python
26 190 (6.69%) Migration
27 185 (6.51%) SAP
28 183 (6.44%) Management Information System
28 183 (6.44%) JIRA
29 181 (6.37%) Data Modelling

Analytical Skills
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 107 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 76 (2.68%) Confluence
3 63 (2.22%) Apache Spark
4 58 (2.04%) SAS
5 37 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 35 (1.23%) IIS
7 32 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 30 (1.06%) JBoss
9 27 (0.95%) Skype for Business
10 22 (0.77%) Apache
10 22 (0.77%) IBM Notes
11 20 (0.70%) CMS
12 18 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
13 16 (0.56%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.35%) NetWeaver
15 9 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
16 8 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
17 7 (0.25%) Documentum
17 7 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 366 (12.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 276 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
3 181 (6.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 98 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 55 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
6 38 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.49%) SPSS
8 11 (0.39%) CATIA
8 11 (0.39%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 11 (0.39%) PTC Creo
9 8 (0.28%) Sketch
9 8 (0.28%) Stata
10 5 (0.18%) InVision
10 5 (0.18%) Simulink
11 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
12 3 (0.11%) Stateflow
13 2 (0.070%) Figma
13 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.035%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 17 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (0.53%) BASE24
2 15 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.49%) SAP HCM
4 13 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 13 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 11 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 11 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.35%) SAP SRM
7 8 (0.28%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 8 (0.28%) Workday HCM
8 7 (0.25%) Eloqua
8 7 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 7 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.25%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 228 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 118 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 111 (3.91%) Power Platform
4 100 (3.52%) Office 365
5 55 (1.94%) SaaS
6 46 (1.62%) PaaS
7 33 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (1.13%) GitHub
8 32 (1.13%) Google Analytics
9 31 (1.09%) IaaS
10 23 (0.81%) Amazon S3
11 21 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
13 15 (0.53%) Amazon EMR
14 14 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
15 13 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
16 12 (0.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 12 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 12 (0.42%) Serverless
17 10 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.42%) Firewall
2 67 (2.36%) DNS
3 51 (1.80%) DHCP
3 51 (1.80%) Wireless
4 47 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.65%) VPN
5 42 (1.48%) Internet
6 38 (1.34%) LAN
7 36 (1.27%) WAN
8 35 (1.23%) Skype
9 24 (0.85%) MPLS
9 24 (0.85%) SSL
10 23 (0.81%) Network Security
11 20 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
12 19 (0.67%) VoIP
13 18 (0.63%) HTTP
14 16 (0.56%) HTTPS
15 15 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (0.46%) LTE
16 13 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 122 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
3 110 (3.87%) Big Data
3 110 (3.87%) Power BI
4 93 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (2.68%) Relational Database
6 74 (2.61%) Hadoop
7 66 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 65 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 47 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
10 46 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (1.51%) NoSQL
12 39 (1.37%) MySQL
13 38 (1.34%) DB2
13 38 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 37 (1.30%) Apache Hive
15 36 (1.27%) MongoDB
16 35 (1.23%) Data Mining
17 31 (1.09%) MS Access
18 29 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 183 (6.44%) JIRA
2 91 (3.20%) Git (software)
3 87 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 73 (2.57%) Selenium
5 62 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
6 45 (1.58%) Visual Studio
7 43 (1.51%) Cucumber
8 39 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.09%) JMeter
9 31 (1.09%) SoapUI
10 27 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
11 26 (0.92%) Maven
12 20 (0.70%) Rational Rhapsody
12 20 (0.70%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.63%) JUnit
14 18 (0.63%) Subversion
14 18 (0.63%) WebDriver
15 16 (0.56%) Bugzilla
15 16 (0.56%) ERwin
General
1 576 (20.28%) Finance
2 172 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 143 (5.04%) Banking
4 109 (3.84%) Retail
5 106 (3.73%) Marketing
6 89 (3.13%) Legal
7 60 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
9 32 (1.13%) Electronics
10 28 (0.99%) Military
11 23 (0.81%) Billing
12 20 (0.70%) Games
13 19 (0.67%) Back Office
13 19 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 18 (0.63%) Publishing
15 17 (0.60%) Aerospace
15 17 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 15 (0.53%) Law
17 13 (0.46%) General Ledger
18 11 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 813 (28.63%) Analyst
2 299 (10.53%) Developer
3 281 (9.89%) Business Analyst
4 229 (8.06%) Architect
5 153 (5.39%) Data Analyst
6 128 (4.51%) Consultant
7 93 (3.27%) Project Manager
8 67 (2.36%) Administrator
9 64 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
10 63 (2.22%) IT Analyst
11 62 (2.18%) Software Engineer
12 60 (2.11%) Tester
13 53 (1.87%) Test Engineer
14 51 (1.80%) Service Analyst
15 50 (1.76%) Support Engineer
15 50 (1.76%) User Researcher
16 48 (1.69%) SQL Developer
17 46 (1.62%) Technical Analyst
18 45 (1.58%) Data Architect
18 45 (1.58%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (4.05%) HTML
2 113 (3.98%) .NET
3 105 (3.70%) Web Services
4 103 (3.63%) XML
5 91 (3.20%) CSS
6 69 (2.43%) Middleware
7 63 (2.22%) Spring
8 60 (2.11%) SOAP
9 59 (2.08%) JSON
9 59 (2.08%) REST
10 55 (1.94%) AngularJS
11 49 (1.73%) jQuery
12 45 (1.58%) ASP.NET
13 39 (1.37%) RESTful
14 34 (1.20%) HTML5
15 28 (0.99%) WCF
16 26 (0.92%) React
17 25 (0.88%) LDAP
17 25 (0.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 23 (0.81%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
2 183 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 116 (4.08%) User Experience
4 60 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 36 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 36 (1.27%) NHS
6 35 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 32 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
7 32 (1.13%) Clustering
8 30 (1.06%) Data Structures
9 28 (0.99%) PKI
10 27 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 22 (0.77%) PMI
11 22 (0.77%) Public Cloud
12 20 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 19 (0.67%) CMDB
14 18 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.56%) Life Science
16 16 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.85%) Windows
2 171 (6.02%) Linux
3 126 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 121 (4.26%) Unix
5 88 (3.10%) Windows 10
6 55 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 52 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.95%) Solaris
11 24 (0.85%) Android
12 23 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (0.77%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 13 (0.46%) AIX
16 12 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.21%) CentOS
18 5 (0.18%) Debian
19 4 (0.14%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,097 (38.63%) Problem-Solving
2 744 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
3 336 (11.83%) Analytics
4 317 (11.16%) Project Management
5 292 (10.28%) ITIL
6 269 (9.47%) Business Intelligence
7 251 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 219 (7.71%) Decision-Making
9 207 (7.29%) Scrum
10 199 (7.01%) DevOps
11 190 (6.69%) Migration
12 181 (6.37%) Data Modelling
13 180 (6.34%) Change Management
14 178 (6.27%) SDLC
15 172 (6.06%) Business Analysis
15 172 (6.06%) Data Analysis
16 158 (5.56%) Service Management
17 141 (4.96%) Software Engineering
18 139 (4.89%) Computer Science
19 137 (4.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 532 (18.73%) SQL
2 232 (8.17%) Java
3 191 (6.73%) Python
4 138 (4.86%) C#
5 127 (4.47%) JavaScript
6 93 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 78 (2.75%) C
8 62 (2.18%) R
9 57 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 55 (1.94%) C++
11 40 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 38 (1.34%) VBA
13 30 (1.06%) Perl
14 28 (0.99%) MATLAB
15 24 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.67%) Scala
17 18 (0.63%) VB
18 17 (0.60%) TypeScript
19 15 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 391 (13.77%) Degree
2 306 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 177 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 87 (3.06%) DV Cleared
5 64 (2.25%) CISSP
6 61 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 58 (2.04%) ISTQB
8 55 (1.94%) ISEB
9 50 (1.76%) MCSE
10 46 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 42 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
12 39 (1.37%) MCSA
13 38 (1.34%) CISM
14 37 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.23%) CCNA
16 34 (1.20%) PMI Certification
17 31 (1.09%) HNC
18 29 (1.02%) MCP
19 28 (0.99%) HND
20 26 (0.92%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.89%) SLA
2 120 (4.23%) QA
3 95 (3.35%) Data Quality
4 77 (2.71%) PMO
5 37 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 35 (1.23%) GDPR
7 24 (0.85%) JSP 440
7 24 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 16 (0.56%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.46%) HMG Infosec
11 10 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
12 9 (0.32%) GxP
12 9 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 8 (0.28%) COBIT
13 8 (0.28%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.21%) NIST
14 6 (0.21%) RMADS
15 5 (0.18%) Def Stans
15 5 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 206 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.58%) Docker
4 35 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
6 30 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.06%) XenApp
7 25 (0.88%) vSphere
8 21 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (0.63%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.46%) HDFS
12 11 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.32%) Firmware
14 7 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 7 (0.25%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
16 4 (0.14%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 59 (2.08%) SCCM
2 28 (0.99%) SCOM
3 23 (0.81%) Ansible
4 21 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 18 (0.63%) Puppet
5 18 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (0.60%) Netcool
7 16 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 14 (0.49%) PTC Integrity
9 13 (0.46%) HP ALM
10 12 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (0.32%) WSUS
12 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
13 7 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
13 7 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 7 (0.25%) Nagios
14 6 (0.21%) Control-M
14 6 (0.21%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 519 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 252 (8.87%) Oracle
3 185 (6.51%) SAP
4 111 (3.91%) IBM
4 111 (3.91%) VMware
5 101 (3.56%) Tableau
6 86 (3.03%) Citrix
7 84 (2.96%) Cisco
8 66 (2.32%) HP
9 44 (1.55%) Google
10 43 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
11 39 (1.37%) Workday
12 38 (1.34%) Remedy
13 35 (1.23%) ServiceNow
14 30 (1.06%) Dell
15 29 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 27 (0.95%) SolarWinds
17 26 (0.92%) Adobe
18 25 (0.88%) CA
19 23 (0.81%) Lotus