Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,490 3,445 3,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.25% 6.42% 6.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.91% 21.62% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,093 2,113 2,010
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
UK median daily rate £448 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +1.70% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 141 166
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +13.04% -1.43%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.00 £11.98
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £18.87 £20.38 £18.70
% change year-on-year -7.39% +8.96% +0.97%

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 16,687 15,937 17,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.88% 29.72% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,010 9,744 10,439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £216
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 748 908
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £11.47 £10.91 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.60 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.97 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.84% +5.10%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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
South East -4 1,067 £433 +4.22% 347
North of England -8 652 £395 -1.86% 362
South West +6 576 £425 - 151
Midlands -1 497 £400 - 243
North West -10 311 £375 -11.76% 188
West Midlands -11 285 £400 - 155
Scotland -13 284 £400 +6.67% 54
East of England -4 268 £423 +14.19% 156
Yorkshire -15 254 £405 +1.25% 132
East Midlands +12 205 £419 +10.20% 88
Wales +10 105 £415 +5.73% 32
North East -6 95 £425 -2.86% 42
Northern Ireland +4 41 £406 -3.27% 19
Channel Islands -3 2 - - 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -
South Coast 0 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 1,351 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
2 1,080 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 771 (22.09%) Finance
4 738 (21.15%) SQL
5 710 (20.34%) Microsoft
6 516 (14.79%) Degree
7 443 (12.69%) Security Cleared
8 442 (12.66%) Windows
9 381 (10.92%) Project Management
10 363 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
11 361 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
12 357 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
13 350 (10.03%) Oracle
14 345 (9.89%) Analytics
15 326 (9.34%) SQL Server
16 316 (9.05%) Linux
17 315 (9.03%) Java
18 301 (8.62%) Scrum
19 300 (8.60%) ITIL
20 296 (8.48%) SC Cleared
21 286 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
22 280 (8.02%) Python
23 270 (7.74%) Test Automation
24 245 (7.02%) Migration
25 242 (6.93%) JIRA
26 238 (6.82%) Business Analysis
27 236 (6.76%) Active Directory
28 233 (6.68%) ETL
29 223 (6.39%) User Stories
30 220 (6.30%) Management Information System

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
1 130 (3.72%) Confluence
2 125 (3.58%) SharePoint
3 103 (2.95%) SAS
4 53 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 53 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 35 (1.00%) CMS
6 33 (0.95%) IIS
7 30 (0.86%) JBoss
7 30 (0.86%) Skype for Business
8 26 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 26 (0.74%) WebLogic
9 24 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (0.66%) WebSphere
11 20 (0.57%) NetWeaver
12 19 (0.54%) Documentum
13 18 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.46%) Drupal
14 16 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 15 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
16 14 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 363 (10.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 357 (10.23%) Microsoft Office
3 132 (3.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 107 (3.07%) MS Visio
5 80 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
6 37 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 17 (0.49%) UserZoom
9 15 (0.43%) InVision
10 13 (0.37%) SPSS
11 6 (0.17%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.086%) Autodesk Inventor
13 3 (0.086%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.057%) Fireworks
14 2 (0.057%) Simulink
15 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
15 1 (0.029%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.029%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.029%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 32 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.80%) SAP HR
3 25 (0.72%) Workday HCM
4 14 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 11 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 9 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 8 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.20%) AquaLogic BPM
8 7 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.20%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 5 (0.14%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.14%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 5 (0.14%) SAP MM
9 5 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 186 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 154 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (3.52%) Office 365
4 74 (2.12%) SaaS
5 44 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 42 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
7 41 (1.17%) IaaS
8 37 (1.06%) PaaS
9 36 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
10 31 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
11 26 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
11 26 (0.74%) npm
12 25 (0.72%) Google Analytics
13 23 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 21 (0.60%) GitHub
15 20 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 16 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
18 13 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.90%) Firewall
2 83 (2.38%) Internet
3 69 (1.98%) TCP/IP
4 64 (1.83%) WAN
5 63 (1.81%) DNS
6 58 (1.66%) LAN
7 44 (1.26%) VPN
8 43 (1.23%) HTTP
9 39 (1.12%) Wireless
10 37 (1.06%) SSL
10 37 (1.06%) VoIP
11 34 (0.97%) DHCP
11 34 (0.97%) SAN
12 33 (0.95%) Skype
13 27 (0.77%) Wireshark
14 26 (0.74%) Network Security
15 24 (0.69%) SSH
16 23 (0.66%) MPLS
17 21 (0.60%) 3G
17 21 (0.60%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 204 (5.85%) Relational Database
3 186 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
4 163 (4.67%) Big Data
5 101 (2.89%) Hadoop
6 92 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 88 (2.52%) Power BI
8 82 (2.35%) MySQL
9 80 (2.29%) NoSQL
10 75 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 62 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
12 57 (1.63%) MongoDB
13 56 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 56 (1.60%) RDBMS
14 50 (1.43%) Apache Hive
15 46 (1.32%) Data Mining
16 45 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
17 43 (1.23%) QlikView
18 42 (1.20%) DB2
19 39 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 242 (6.93%) JIRA
2 150 (4.30%) Git (software)
3 134 (3.84%) Selenium
4 116 (3.32%) Jenkins
5 70 (2.01%) Cucumber
6 68 (1.95%) SoapUI
7 58 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 56 (1.60%) Visual Studio
9 54 (1.55%) Maven
10 51 (1.46%) Subversion
11 46 (1.32%) Eclipse
12 40 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 40 (1.15%) WebDriver
13 38 (1.09%) JUnit
13 38 (1.09%) NUnit
14 32 (0.92%) JMeter
15 30 (0.86%) SpecFlow
16 23 (0.66%) Ant
17 22 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 22 (0.63%) HP UFT
General
1 771 (22.09%) Finance
2 173 (4.96%) Marketing
2 173 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 170 (4.87%) Banking
4 141 (4.04%) Retail
5 96 (2.75%) Legal
6 93 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 39 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 32 (0.92%) Back Office
8 32 (0.92%) Billing
8 32 (0.92%) Military
9 31 (0.89%) Automotive
10 29 (0.83%) Publishing
11 28 (0.80%) Electronics
11 28 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 23 (0.66%) Law
13 19 (0.54%) Advertising
14 16 (0.46%) Front Office
15 15 (0.43%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,028 (29.46%) Analyst
2 453 (12.98%) Developer
3 343 (9.83%) Business Analyst
4 294 (8.42%) Architect
5 191 (5.47%) Data Analyst
6 150 (4.30%) Project Manager
7 130 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
8 112 (3.21%) Consultant
9 102 (2.92%) Test Analyst
10 101 (2.89%) User Researcher
11 88 (2.52%) Administrator
12 83 (2.38%) Tester
13 70 (2.01%) SQL Developer
14 68 (1.95%) Java Developer
15 67 (1.92%) Support Engineer
16 60 (1.72%) Designer
17 55 (1.58%) Test Engineer
18 51 (1.46%) Senior Analyst
18 51 (1.46%) Service Analyst
19 49 (1.40%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (5.85%) Web Services
2 184 (5.27%) .NET
3 182 (5.21%) XML
4 160 (4.58%) HTML
5 127 (3.64%) SOAP
6 125 (3.58%) CSS
7 109 (3.12%) JSON
8 89 (2.55%) REST
9 72 (2.06%) Middleware
9 72 (2.06%) Spring
10 70 (2.01%) jQuery
11 68 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 64 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 62 (1.78%) RESTful
14 52 (1.49%) HTML5
15 46 (1.32%) .NET Framework
16 41 (1.17%) Node.js
17 39 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 37 (1.06%) JSP
19 35 (1.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 220 (6.30%) Management Information System
2 181 (5.19%) Self-Motivation
3 168 (4.81%) User Experience
4 73 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 63 (1.81%) Virtual Team
6 58 (1.66%) NHS
7 57 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
8 48 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 43 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 40 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 39 (1.12%) Reference Data
12 38 (1.09%) Clustering
13 33 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 31 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
15 29 (0.83%) PMI
16 28 (0.80%) Credit Risk
16 28 (0.80%) Replication
17 26 (0.74%) Social Media
18 25 (0.72%) PKI
19 24 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 442 (12.66%) Windows
2 316 (9.05%) Linux
3 176 (5.04%) Unix
4 173 (4.96%) Windows Server
5 95 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 93 (2.66%) Windows 10
7 62 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.74%) AIX
11 25 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.69%) Android
12 24 (0.69%) Windows 8
13 22 (0.63%) Solaris
14 21 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 20 (0.57%) CentOS
16 17 (0.49%) Mac OS
17 10 (0.29%) SUSE
18 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,351 (38.71%) Problem-Solving
2 1,080 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (10.92%) Project Management
4 361 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 345 (9.89%) Analytics
6 301 (8.62%) Scrum
7 300 (8.60%) ITIL
8 286 (8.19%) Business Intelligence
9 270 (7.74%) Test Automation
10 245 (7.02%) Migration
11 238 (6.82%) Business Analysis
12 233 (6.68%) ETL
13 223 (6.39%) User Stories
14 205 (5.87%) Decision-Making
15 190 (5.44%) Data Analysis
16 189 (5.42%) SDLC
17 181 (5.19%) Computer Science
17 181 (5.19%) Data Modelling
18 170 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
19 166 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 738 (21.15%) SQL
2 315 (9.03%) Java
3 280 (8.02%) Python
4 189 (5.42%) C#
5 175 (5.01%) JavaScript
6 126 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 97 (2.78%) C
8 89 (2.55%) R
9 80 (2.29%) T-SQL
10 77 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 74 (2.12%) C++
12 61 (1.75%) Shell Script
13 58 (1.66%) PHP
14 47 (1.35%) Perl
14 47 (1.35%) VB
15 41 (1.17%) VBA
16 27 (0.77%) Java 8
16 27 (0.77%) Scala
17 26 (0.74%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 516 (14.79%) Degree
2 443 (12.69%) Security Cleared
3 296 (8.48%) SC Cleared
4 134 (3.84%) DV Cleared
5 65 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
5 65 (1.86%) ISEB
6 53 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (1.26%) ISTQB
9 40 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 39 (1.12%) CISSP
11 37 (1.06%) MCSE
12 35 (1.00%) PMP
13 34 (0.97%) CISM
14 33 (0.95%) CCNP
15 32 (0.92%) CCNA
16 26 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
17 22 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 22 (0.63%) Master's Degree
18 21 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (4.38%) QA
2 139 (3.98%) Data Quality
3 103 (2.95%) PMO
4 91 (2.61%) SLA
5 46 (1.32%) GDPR
6 37 (1.06%) HMG Infosec
6 37 (1.06%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 37 (1.06%) JSP 440
7 24 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.69%) PCI DSS
8 20 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.32%) WCAG
10 8 (0.23%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.20%) GxP
12 6 (0.17%) COBIT
12 6 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.11%) COSO
13 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.11%) P3O
14 3 (0.086%) DO-178B
System Software
1 236 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 92 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.21%) Docker
4 56 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 39 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (1.09%) vSphere
7 37 (1.06%) XenApp
8 31 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (0.46%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.37%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.34%) HDFS
13 11 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (0.32%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.29%) VMware NSX
15 9 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.23%) BitLocker
17 7 (0.20%) Firmware
17 7 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 85 (2.44%) SCCM
2 64 (1.83%) Ansible
3 51 (1.46%) Puppet
4 37 (1.06%) Kubernetes
4 37 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.63%) HP ALM
6 21 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 19 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.43%) SCOM
9 12 (0.34%) Data Guard
9 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (0.34%) Terraform
10 11 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 10 (0.29%) Oozie
12 9 (0.26%) vCenter Server
12 9 (0.26%) WMI
13 8 (0.23%) RSA enVision
13 8 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 710 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 350 (10.03%) Oracle
3 211 (6.05%) SAP
4 152 (4.36%) VMware
5 114 (3.27%) Citrix
6 110 (3.15%) Cisco
7 97 (2.78%) HP
8 79 (2.26%) Tableau
9 75 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 74 (2.12%) IBM
11 65 (1.86%) Workday
12 57 (1.63%) Google
13 50 (1.43%) ServiceNow
13 50 (1.43%) Teradata
14 45 (1.29%) Adobe
14 45 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
15 44 (1.26%) Splunk
16 39 (1.12%) Talend
17 36 (1.03%) Remedy
18 33 (0.95%) Atlassian