Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Actionable Insight skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Actionable Insights (or Actionable Intelligence, Actionable Recommendations)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 565 582 651
Rank change year-on-year +17 +69 +102
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 315 276 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 154 113
UK median daily rate £434 £401 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +1.46% -0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £529 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% -7.14% -30.77%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.41 £19.16
90th Percentile £46.25 £28.98 £35.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 -
% change year-on-year +2.04% - -

Actionable Insight is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,004 80,534 88,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.79% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,901 53,357 57,266
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,993 2,243 2,704
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% -2.14% +25.00%

Actionable Insight
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Actionable Insight as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Actionable Insight.

Contractor daily rate trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Insight.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Actionable Insight over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Actionable Insight within the UK over the 6 months to 23 January 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
England -24 264 £438 +6.06% 108
UK excluding London +23 164 £425 +6.25% 63
London -28 126 £440 -2.22% 55
South East -17 55 £430 +1.18% 7
North of England +18 41 £439 +9.69% 24
Scotland +8 31 £375 +8.70% 3
North East +43 19 £400 - 1
Midlands +9 19 £438 +9.38% 6
West Midlands +17 18 £444 +10.94% 6
Yorkshire -1 16 £475 +5.56% 8
South West +15 11 £425 +17.24% 7
North West -2 6 £420 +4.87% 15
East of England -9 4 £350 - 9
Wales +12 2 - - 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Actionable Insight 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 with a requirement for Actionable Insight.

1 171 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (35.87%) Analytics
3 113 (35.87%) Service Design
4 96 (30.48%) Customer Insight
5 94 (29.84%) Usability Testing
6 92 (29.21%) Degree
7 91 (28.89%) Market Research
8 87 (27.62%) Ethnography
9 86 (27.30%) User Experience
10 85 (26.98%) Actionable Customer Insight
11 83 (26.35%) Human Factors
12 78 (24.76%) Quantitative Research
12 78 (24.76%) Qualitative Research
13 66 (20.95%) SQL
13 66 (20.95%) Psychology
14 63 (20.00%) Cognitive Psychology
14 63 (20.00%) Guerrilla Research
15 58 (18.41%) Marketing
16 57 (18.10%) User Stories
17 44 (13.97%) Finance
18 41 (13.02%) Tableau
19 38 (12.06%) R
20 37 (11.75%) Open Source
21 36 (11.43%) Visualisation
21 36 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
22 33 (10.48%) Python
23 32 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
24 31 (9.84%) Data Visualisation
25 28 (8.89%) Statistics

Actionable Insight
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (7.62%) SAS
2 13 (4.13%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.27%) Confluence
4 2 (0.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (10.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (3.81%) SPSS
4 8 (2.54%) Stata
5 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.27%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (0.63%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.32%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.32%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.40%) Google Analytics
2 15 (4.76%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.63%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.63%) Internet
1 2 (0.63%) SMS
2 1 (0.32%) Broadband
2 1 (0.32%) Firewall
2 1 (0.32%) Network Security
2 1 (0.32%) SAN
2 1 (0.32%) Skype
2 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.62%) Hadoop
2 20 (6.35%) Big Data
3 16 (5.08%) Power BI
4 15 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.81%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.54%) Data Mining
7 8 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.22%) QlikView
9 6 (1.90%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.90%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (1.59%) MS Access
10 5 (1.59%) Presto
11 4 (1.27%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.95%) SAS EBI
12 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (2.22%) JIRA
2 5 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) RStudio
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 58 (18.41%) Marketing
2 44 (13.97%) Finance
3 26 (8.25%) Retail
4 13 (4.13%) Banking
4 13 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.90%) Advertising
5 6 (1.90%) Electronics
6 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 2 (0.63%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 135 (42.86%) User Researcher
2 76 (24.13%) Analyst
3 33 (10.48%) Data Analyst
4 27 (8.57%) User Experience Researcher
5 26 (8.25%) Data Scientist
6 23 (7.30%) Product Manager
7 21 (6.67%) Digital User Researcher
8 16 (5.08%) Insight Analyst
9 13 (4.13%) Developer
10 9 (2.86%) Data Insight Analyst
10 9 (2.86%) Insight Data Analyst
10 9 (2.86%) Senior User Researcher
10 9 (2.86%) Web Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Business Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Report Analyst
11 6 (1.90%) Web Analytics Analyst
12 5 (1.59%) Designer
12 5 (1.59%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (1.59%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (1.59%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.54%) HTML
2 6 (1.90%) Web Services
3 5 (1.59%) CSS
4 4 (1.27%) LAMP
5 3 (0.95%) RESTful
6 2 (0.63%) D3.js
6 2 (0.63%) Flash
6 2 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.32%) Bokeh
7 1 (0.32%) Cascading
7 1 (0.32%) ggplot
7 1 (0.32%) Kafka
7 1 (0.32%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.32%) Pandas
7 1 (0.32%) PySpark
7 1 (0.32%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (0.32%) Spring
7 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 171 (54.29%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (27.30%) User Experience
3 20 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.95%) Social Media
7 2 (0.63%) Music Streaming
7 2 (0.63%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Blog
8 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.32%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.32%) Life Science
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.32%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.32%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.32%) Social Network
8 1 (0.32%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.59%) MVS
2 4 (1.27%) Linux
3 3 (0.95%) Unix
4 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.32%) Robot Operating System
5 1 (0.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (35.87%) Analytics
2 113 (35.87%) Service Design
3 96 (30.48%) Customer Insight
4 94 (29.84%) Usability Testing
5 91 (28.89%) Market Research
6 87 (27.62%) Ethnography
7 85 (26.98%) Actionable Customer Insight
8 83 (26.35%) Human Factors
9 78 (24.76%) Qualitative Research
9 78 (24.76%) Quantitative Research
10 66 (20.95%) Psychology
11 63 (20.00%) Cognitive Psychology
11 63 (20.00%) Guerrilla Research
12 57 (18.10%) User Stories
13 37 (11.75%) Open Source
14 36 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (11.43%) Visualisation
15 31 (9.84%) Data Visualisation
16 28 (8.89%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 66 (20.95%) SQL
2 38 (12.06%) R
3 33 (10.48%) Python
4 14 (4.44%) Java
5 12 (3.81%) MATLAB
6 6 (1.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.59%) C++
7 5 (1.59%) VBA
8 4 (1.27%) PHP
9 3 (0.95%) C
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 2 (0.63%) Scala
11 1 (0.32%) C#
11 1 (0.32%) Julia
11 1 (0.32%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (29.21%) Degree
2 8 (2.54%) PhD
3 5 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.32%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.30%) Actionable Recommendations
2 9 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) PSD2
5 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Ansible
1 1 (0.32%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (13.02%) Tableau
2 22 (6.98%) Google
3 16 (5.08%) Adobe
4 10 (3.17%) SAP
5 9 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.86%) Oracle
6 6 (1.90%) Cognos
6 6 (1.90%) Teradata
7 5 (1.59%) Coremetrics
8 4 (1.27%) ATG
9 3 (0.95%) Alteryx
9 3 (0.95%) Facebook
9 3 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.63%) Apple
10 2 (0.63%) Cisco
10 2 (0.63%) IBM
11 1 (0.32%) BMC
11 1 (0.32%) EMC
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat