Period
to 18 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 29
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,421 3,269 3,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.24% 6.26% 5.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.31% 20.63% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 2,008 2,107
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £225 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £413
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 124 186
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.81 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +10.07% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.50 £11.44
90th Percentile £40.50 £47.39 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.47 £21.02 £19.03
% change year-on-year -12.10% +10.43% +2.75%

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 16,845 15,849 19,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 30.71% 30.34% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,967 9,532 11,572
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £240 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 827 974
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.58 £10.94 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 0 1,047 £424 +6.00% 310
North of England -4 671 £388 -3.13% 371
Midlands +5 506 £375 -0.66% 249
South West +11 481 £425 - 216
North West -8 328 £375 -11.76% 205
Scotland -10 307 £400 +3.23% 100
West Midlands -9 288 £365 -4.08% 147
East of England -3 273 £413 +3.13% 153
Yorkshire -13 261 £400 - 120
East Midlands +13 214 £390 +4.00% 101
North East -3 96 £419 -3.46% 46
Wales +9 91 £418 +6.37% 37
Northern Ireland +5 51 £417 -0.65% 19
Channel Islands -1 3 - - 2
South Coast - 1 - -
Analytical Skills
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,337 (39.08%) Problem-Solving
2 1,063 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 767 (22.42%) Finance
4 645 (18.85%) SQL
5 630 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 478 (13.97%) Degree
7 420 (12.28%) Windows
8 406 (11.87%) Project Management
9 396 (11.58%) Security Cleared
10 374 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 350 (10.23%) Oracle
12 340 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
13 333 (9.73%) ITIL
14 332 (9.70%) Analytics
15 314 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
16 309 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
17 306 (8.94%) SQL Server
18 305 (8.92%) Java
19 276 (8.07%) Scrum
20 269 (7.86%) Business Analysis
21 264 (7.72%) SC Cleared
22 255 (7.45%) Linux
23 243 (7.10%) Python
24 238 (6.96%) Migration
25 230 (6.72%) Test Automation
26 226 (6.61%) Decision-Making
27 225 (6.58%) User Stories
28 224 (6.55%) JIRA
29 204 (5.96%) Management Information System
30 195 (5.70%) Active Directory

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
1 135 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 102 (2.98%) Confluence
3 94 (2.75%) SAS
4 49 (1.43%) Apache Spark
5 48 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 33 (0.96%) CMS
7 30 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 29 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 27 (0.79%) JBoss
10 26 (0.76%) IIS
11 24 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.56%) Skype for Business
13 18 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (0.50%) NetWeaver
15 16 (0.47%) Drupal
16 13 (0.38%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
17 11 (0.32%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 340 (9.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 314 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
3 125 (3.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 102 (2.98%) MS Visio
5 78 (2.28%) Microsoft Project
6 28 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 22 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.64%) UserZoom
8 15 (0.44%) InVision
8 15 (0.44%) SPSS
9 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.088%) Autodesk Inventor
12 3 (0.088%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.088%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.058%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 1 (0.029%) CATIA
14 1 (0.029%) EViews
Business Applications
1 28 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.67%) SAP HR
3 16 (0.47%) Workday HCM
4 15 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.29%) AquaLogic BPM
6 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.20%) Sonata
9 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.18%) SAP GRC
10 5 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 5 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
11 4 (0.12%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 4 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 185 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 125 (3.65%) Office 365
4 72 (2.10%) SaaS
5 39 (1.14%) IaaS
6 33 (0.96%) PaaS
7 31 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 28 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
8 28 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.82%) Google Analytics
9 26 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.64%) npm
11 20 (0.58%) Amazon Glacier
11 20 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
13 15 (0.44%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
15 13 (0.38%) GitHub
15 13 (0.38%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.71%) Firewall
2 82 (2.40%) Internet
3 81 (2.37%) WAN
4 65 (1.90%) DNS
5 55 (1.61%) TCP/IP
6 49 (1.43%) LAN
7 47 (1.37%) HTTP
8 42 (1.23%) Network Security
9 41 (1.20%) SAN
9 41 (1.20%) VPN
10 40 (1.17%) SMS
11 34 (0.99%) Wireless
12 33 (0.96%) DHCP
13 26 (0.76%) VoIP
14 25 (0.73%) SSL
15 22 (0.64%) Wireshark
16 21 (0.61%) 3G
17 19 (0.56%) 4G
18 18 (0.53%) MPLS
18 18 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 184 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
3 161 (4.71%) Relational Database
4 133 (3.89%) Big Data
5 103 (3.01%) Hadoop
6 85 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 84 (2.46%) MySQL
8 83 (2.43%) Power BI
9 67 (1.96%) NoSQL
10 66 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
11 65 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 56 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
13 53 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 52 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 45 (1.32%) Data Mining
16 44 (1.29%) Apache Hive
17 39 (1.14%) MS Access
18 36 (1.05%) DB2
19 35 (1.02%) MongoDB
19 35 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 224 (6.55%) JIRA
2 158 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 118 (3.45%) Selenium
4 104 (3.04%) Jenkins
5 55 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 54 (1.58%) SoapUI
7 45 (1.32%) Eclipse
7 45 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 41 (1.20%) Maven
8 41 (1.20%) Subversion
9 39 (1.14%) Visual Studio
10 35 (1.02%) SpecFlow
11 31 (0.91%) JMeter
11 31 (0.91%) JUnit
12 30 (0.88%) WebDriver
13 27 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
14 25 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (0.73%) NUnit
15 21 (0.61%) Axure RP
16 19 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 767 (22.42%) Finance
2 186 (5.44%) Banking
3 180 (5.26%) Marketing
4 179 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 146 (4.27%) Retail
6 108 (3.16%) Manufacturing
7 107 (3.13%) Legal
8 38 (1.11%) Automotive
9 37 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 30 (0.88%) Electronics
11 28 (0.82%) Billing
11 28 (0.82%) Military
12 27 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (0.76%) Back Office
13 26 (0.76%) Publishing
14 23 (0.67%) Front Office
14 23 (0.67%) Games
15 19 (0.56%) Law
16 18 (0.53%) Advertising
17 13 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,041 (30.43%) Analyst
2 460 (13.45%) Developer
3 368 (10.76%) Business Analyst
4 251 (7.34%) Architect
5 175 (5.12%) Data Analyst
6 151 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 114 (3.33%) Consultant
8 96 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
9 89 (2.60%) User Researcher
10 87 (2.54%) Test Analyst
11 80 (2.34%) Support Engineer
12 79 (2.31%) Java Developer
13 78 (2.28%) Administrator
14 65 (1.90%) Tester
15 59 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 57 (1.67%) Designer
17 56 (1.64%) Senior Analyst
18 55 (1.61%) SQL Developer
19 48 (1.40%) Coordinator
20 46 (1.34%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (5.38%) HTML
2 180 (5.26%) .NET
3 150 (4.38%) Web Services
4 147 (4.30%) XML
5 138 (4.03%) CSS
6 84 (2.46%) Middleware
7 80 (2.34%) JSON
8 76 (2.22%) SOAP
9 73 (2.13%) Spring
10 72 (2.10%) AngularJS
11 69 (2.02%) jQuery
12 66 (1.93%) ASP.NET
13 62 (1.81%) REST
14 54 (1.58%) HTML5
15 52 (1.52%) RESTful
16 45 (1.32%) .NET Framework
17 42 (1.23%) J2EE
18 38 (1.11%) Node.js
19 34 (0.99%) Hibernate
20 32 (0.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 204 (5.96%) Management Information System
2 194 (5.67%) User Experience
3 193 (5.64%) Self-Motivation
4 181 (5.29%) Computer Science
5 96 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 80 (2.34%) Virtual Team
7 56 (1.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 43 (1.26%) Data Structures
9 41 (1.20%) NHS
10 38 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 36 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
12 34 (0.99%) Social Media
13 33 (0.96%) Clustering
13 33 (0.96%) Mobile App
14 32 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (0.94%) Reference Data
15 28 (0.82%) PMI
16 25 (0.73%) Blog
17 22 (0.64%) Life Science
18 21 (0.61%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 420 (12.28%) Windows
2 255 (7.45%) Linux
3 140 (4.09%) Unix
4 139 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 100 (2.92%) Windows 10
6 67 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 64 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (1.05%) AIX
12 32 (0.94%) Android
13 25 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 25 (0.73%) Windows XP
14 23 (0.67%) Mac OS
15 18 (0.53%) Solaris
16 11 (0.32%) SUSE
17 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.26%) CentOS
19 5 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,337 (39.08%) Problem-Solving
2 1,063 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 406 (11.87%) Project Management
4 374 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 333 (9.73%) ITIL
6 332 (9.70%) Analytics
7 309 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
8 276 (8.07%) Scrum
9 269 (7.86%) Business Analysis
10 238 (6.96%) Migration
11 230 (6.72%) Test Automation
12 226 (6.61%) Decision-Making
13 225 (6.58%) User Stories
14 193 (5.64%) Service Management
15 191 (5.58%) ETL
16 188 (5.50%) Change Management
17 185 (5.41%) Data Analysis
18 184 (5.38%) SDLC
19 177 (5.17%) Data Modelling
20 166 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 645 (18.85%) SQL
2 305 (8.92%) Java
3 243 (7.10%) Python
4 189 (5.52%) JavaScript
5 169 (4.94%) C#
6 111 (3.24%) PowerShell
7 85 (2.48%) C
8 77 (2.25%) PL/SQL
9 71 (2.08%) R
10 70 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 65 (1.90%) C++
12 59 (1.72%) PHP
13 49 (1.43%) Perl
14 45 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 45 (1.32%) VBA
15 29 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 27 (0.79%) Scala
16 27 (0.79%) VB
17 24 (0.70%) Ruby
18 19 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 478 (13.97%) Degree
2 396 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 264 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 92 (2.69%) DV Cleared
5 70 (2.05%) ISEB
6 64 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 48 (1.40%) ISTQB
9 47 (1.37%) PMI Certification
9 47 (1.37%) PMP
10 45 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (1.26%) CCNA
12 35 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 34 (0.99%) CISSP
13 34 (0.99%) MCSE
14 30 (0.88%) CCNP
15 26 (0.76%) CISM
16 23 (0.67%) Master's Degree
17 22 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
18 20 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (4.79%) QA
2 125 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 107 (3.13%) SLA
4 91 (2.66%) PMO
5 46 (1.34%) GDPR
6 25 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 19 (0.56%) HMG Infosec
8 19 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 19 (0.56%) JSP 440
9 18 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.44%) WCAG
11 11 (0.32%) GxP
12 9 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.23%) COBIT
14 7 (0.20%) ISO 9001
15 5 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 4 (0.12%) IFRS
17 3 (0.088%) GCP
System Software
1 195 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 89 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 61 (1.78%) Docker
5 52 (1.52%) XenApp
6 50 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (0.85%) vSphere
8 25 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.44%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.32%) VMware Server
11 10 (0.29%) HDFS
12 9 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.23%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.20%) Firmware
14 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
16 5 (0.15%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 78 (2.28%) SCCM
2 55 (1.61%) Ansible
3 42 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.20%) Puppet
5 32 (0.94%) Kubernetes
6 28 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (0.67%) HP ALM
9 21 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (0.50%) Data Guard
11 16 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.29%) SCOM
13 10 (0.29%) WMI
14 9 (0.26%) Terraform
15 8 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
15 8 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.23%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.23%) WSUS
16 7 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 630 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 350 (10.23%) Oracle
3 194 (5.67%) SAP
4 137 (4.00%) VMware
5 131 (3.83%) Cisco
6 102 (2.98%) Citrix
7 94 (2.75%) HP
8 79 (2.31%) IBM
9 74 (2.16%) Tableau
10 68 (1.99%) Red Hat
11 57 (1.67%) Workday
12 55 (1.61%) Google
13 50 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 47 (1.37%) ServiceNow
15 40 (1.17%) Adobe
16 39 (1.14%) Teradata
17 37 (1.08%) Splunk
17 37 (1.08%) Talend
18 33 (0.96%) Remedy
19 31 (0.91%) NetApp