Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 556 610
Rank change year-on-year -3 +54 +172
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 348 300 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 156 184
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £312 £289 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +156.41% -28.61%
10th Percentile £22.93 £22.00 £17.20
90th Percentile £35.93 £53.75 £40.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £30.21
% change year-on-year - +68.85% -

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 88,767 80,693 92,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.77% 84.92% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,551 52,816 61,130
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,431 2,128 2,300
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% +2.04% +13.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% - +16.01%

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 18 July 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 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Actionable Insight in the UK

Actionable Insight
Top 15 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 18 July 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 -34 293 £456 +7.35% 88
UK excluding London +17 196 £450 - 58
London -32 136 £450 +12.50% 41
South East -17 58 £450 - 17
Scotland -8 39 £430 +14.67% 1
North of England -41 37 £475 +10.98% 13
Midlands +14 36 £475 +14.11% 4
West Midlands -2 33 £475 +14.11% 1
East of England +14 17 £413 +26.92% 8
Yorkshire -39 16 £475 +5.56% 4
North West -24 12 £588 -12.96% 9
North East -6 9 £375 -11.76%
South West +3 8 £525 +10.53% 5
East Midlands +12 3 £340 - 3
Wales - 2 £400 - 8

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 165 (47.41%) Analytics
2 154 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
4 88 (25.29%) Service Design
5 81 (23.28%) User Experience
6 80 (22.99%) Degree
7 73 (20.98%) SQL
8 71 (20.40%) Qualitative Research
9 69 (19.83%) Finance
9 69 (19.83%) Quantitative Research
10 66 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
11 62 (17.82%) Customer Insight
12 57 (16.38%) Marketing
13 54 (15.52%) Decision-Making
14 53 (15.23%) Data Science
15 50 (14.37%) Python
16 47 (13.51%) Scrum
16 47 (13.51%) Usability Testing
17 45 (12.93%) Big Data
18 42 (12.07%) Open Source
18 42 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
19 39 (11.21%) User Stories
20 38 (10.92%) Market Research
20 38 (10.92%) Hadoop
21 36 (10.34%) Service Delivery
21 36 (10.34%) Actionable Recommendations
22 34 (9.77%) Actionable Customer Insight
22 34 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
22 34 (9.77%) R
23 33 (9.48%) Java

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 29 (8.33%) SAS
2 24 (6.90%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (2.59%) Apache Airflow
4 9 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.59%) Luigi
5 6 (1.72%) Apache
5 6 (1.72%) Confluence
6 5 (1.44%) CMS
7 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.29%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (9.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (2.87%) SPSS
4 5 (1.44%) Stata
5 4 (1.15%) InVision
5 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Eloqua
1 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.76%) Google Analytics
3 13 (3.74%) Adobe Analytics
4 12 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (2.59%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (2.30%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (1.44%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.57%) Firebase
8 2 (0.57%) GitHub
8 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) Skype
1 2 (0.57%) SMS
1 2 (0.57%) SNA
2 1 (0.29%) Internet
2 1 (0.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.93%) Big Data
2 38 (10.92%) Hadoop
3 23 (6.61%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (5.75%) Power BI
5 18 (5.17%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.31%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
9 11 (3.16%) MongoDB
10 10 (2.87%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.59%) HBase
12 8 (2.30%) Amazon Athena
12 8 (2.30%) Apache Hive
12 8 (2.30%) Impala
12 8 (2.30%) OLAP
13 7 (2.01%) Data Mining
13 7 (2.01%) Spotfire
14 6 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.72%) JIRA
3 3 (0.86%) RStudio
4 2 (0.57%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 69 (19.83%) Finance
2 57 (16.38%) Marketing
3 29 (8.33%) Retail
4 25 (7.18%) Banking
5 12 (3.45%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.87%) Advertising
7 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.30%) Law
8 8 (2.30%) Legal
9 6 (1.72%) Electronics
9 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.44%) German Language
10 5 (1.44%) Publishing
11 4 (1.15%) French Language
11 4 (1.15%) Games
11 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.86%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.57%) Thai Language
14 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (23.85%) User Researcher
2 79 (22.70%) Analyst
3 41 (11.78%) User Experience Researcher
4 32 (9.20%) Data Analyst
5 27 (7.76%) Data Engineer
6 26 (7.47%) Product Manager
7 19 (5.46%) Insight Analyst
8 16 (4.60%) Product Owner
9 15 (4.31%) Big Data Engineer
9 15 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.02%) Web Analyst
11 13 (3.74%) SQL Analyst
12 12 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
12 12 (3.45%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.45%) SQL Data Analyst
13 11 (3.16%) Data Insight Analyst
13 11 (3.16%) Data Scientist
13 11 (3.16%) Insight Data Analyst
13 11 (3.16%) Senior User Experience Researcher
14 10 (2.87%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.75%) HTML
2 16 (4.60%) Kafka
3 10 (2.87%) Apache Camel
4 8 (2.30%) MLlib
5 7 (2.01%) AngularJS
5 7 (2.01%) CSS
5 7 (2.01%) Natural Language Processing
6 6 (1.72%) jQuery
6 6 (1.72%) React
6 6 (1.72%) Spring
7 5 (1.44%) LAMP
7 5 (1.44%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (1.44%) OAuth
7 5 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (1.44%) SAML
8 4 (1.15%) RESTful
8 4 (1.15%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.57%) Lucene
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.57%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 102 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (23.28%) User Experience
3 19 (5.46%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.74%) Algorithms
4 13 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.59%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.01%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.72%) Social Media
10 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.86%) FMCG
11 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.57%) Blog
12 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.57%) NHS
13 1 (0.29%) CESG
13 1 (0.29%) IVR
13 1 (0.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.17%) Linux
2 6 (1.72%) Windows
3 3 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (47.41%) Analytics
2 154 (44.25%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (25.29%) Service Design
4 71 (20.40%) Qualitative Research
5 69 (19.83%) Quantitative Research
6 66 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
7 62 (17.82%) Customer Insight
8 54 (15.52%) Decision-Making
9 53 (15.23%) Data Science
10 47 (13.51%) Scrum
10 47 (13.51%) Usability Testing
11 42 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (12.07%) Open Source
12 39 (11.21%) User Stories
13 38 (10.92%) Market Research
14 36 (10.34%) Service Delivery
15 34 (9.77%) Actionable Customer Insight
16 32 (9.20%) Data Analysis
16 32 (9.20%) Guerrilla Research
16 32 (9.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.98%) SQL
2 50 (14.37%) Python
3 34 (9.77%) R
4 33 (9.48%) Java
5 18 (5.17%) Scala
6 14 (4.02%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.87%) C++
8 8 (2.30%) VBA
9 6 (1.72%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.44%) HiveQL
10 5 (1.44%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.15%) Perl
11 4 (1.15%) Ruby
12 2 (0.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 80 (22.99%) Degree
2 22 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.01%) PhD
7 6 (1.72%) BC Cleared
8 4 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (10.34%) Actionable Recommendations
2 13 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.87%) GDPR
3 10 (2.87%) PMO
4 9 (2.59%) PSD2
4 9 (2.59%) QA
5 2 (0.57%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) RMADS
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (3.16%) Docker
2 8 (2.30%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.44%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 6 (1.72%) Kibana
2 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.15%) Mesos
3 4 (1.15%) Nagios
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.29%) logstash
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (9.48%) Google
2 32 (9.20%) Tableau
3 31 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 29 (8.33%) Oracle
5 20 (5.75%) Adobe
6 13 (3.74%) IBM
7 11 (3.16%) SAP
8 9 (2.59%) Cloudera
8 9 (2.59%) Talend
9 7 (2.01%) Teradata
10 6 (1.72%) Splunk
11 5 (1.44%) Apigee
11 5 (1.44%) ForgeRock
11 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.15%) Alteryx
12 4 (1.15%) Informatica
12 4 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.15%) Twitter
13 3 (0.86%) Facebook
14 2 (0.57%) MicroStrategy