Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 599 618
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 +135
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 298 292 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 174 155
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% -
10th Percentile £308 £279 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +162.74% -21.46%
10th Percentile £26.25 £15.33 £16.07
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.53 £23.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.50 -
% change year-on-year +3.96% - -

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 89,046 85,202 89,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,741 56,485 59,254
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,040 2,437
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.07%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 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
England -1 269 £450 +5.88% 80
UK excluding London -7 164 £473 +18.13% 54
London -21 121 £425 -2.86% 32
South East -3 56 £485 +28.48% 14
North of England -16 43 £425 -2.86% 14
Midlands -16 34 £470 +13.94% 11
West Midlands -8 32 £475 +15.15% 4
North West +2 18 £500 -16.67% 7
Yorkshire -13 16 £425 - 3
Scotland -34 11 £500 +33.33% 3
North East -4 9 £425 -2.86% 4
South West -16 9 £350 -12.50% 4
East of England +7 7 £550 +22.22% 5
Wales - 5 £400 - 3
East Midlands - 2 £283 - 7

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 144 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (41.95%) Analytics
3 100 (33.56%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (25.17%) Service Design
5 73 (24.50%) User Experience
6 72 (24.16%) Customer Insight
6 72 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
7 70 (23.49%) Degree
8 63 (21.14%) Finance
9 61 (20.47%) SQL
10 60 (20.13%) Qualitative Research
11 59 (19.80%) Marketing
12 58 (19.46%) Quantitative Research
13 56 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
14 52 (17.45%) Decision-Making
15 51 (17.11%) Actionable Recommendations
16 49 (16.44%) Usability Testing
17 48 (16.11%) Open Source
18 45 (15.10%) Actionable Customer Insight
19 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
20 43 (14.43%) Scrum
20 43 (14.43%) User Stories
21 42 (14.09%) Project Management
22 38 (12.75%) Service Delivery
22 38 (12.75%) Visualisation
22 38 (12.75%) Ethnography
23 36 (12.08%) Market Research
23 36 (12.08%) Big Data
23 36 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
23 36 (12.08%) Guerrilla Research

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 26 (8.72%) SAS
2 15 (5.03%) Apache Spark
3 9 (3.02%) CMS
3 9 (3.02%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (1.34%) Luigi
5 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.01%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
Applications
1 36 (12.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.68%) InVision
5 4 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.01%) SPSS
7 2 (0.67%) Stata
8 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.34%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Eloqua
2 5 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.70%) Google Analytics
3 9 (3.02%) Apigee
4 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.01%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.67%) GitHub
10 1 (0.34%) AdWords
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.34%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.01%) CTI
1 3 (1.01%) PBX
2 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.34%) 4G
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) SNA
3 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.08%) Big Data
2 30 (10.07%) Power BI
3 24 (8.05%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.36%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (3.02%) Impala
6 7 (2.35%) Data Mining
6 7 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.01%) HBase
7 6 (2.01%) QlikView
7 6 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.01%) SAP HANA
7 6 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.68%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.68%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.68%) Redis
8 5 (1.68%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.68%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.34%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 63 (21.14%) Finance
2 59 (19.80%) Marketing
3 20 (6.71%) Retail
4 17 (5.70%) Banking
5 13 (4.36%) Law
6 11 (3.69%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.36%) Legal
8 8 (2.68%) Publishing
9 6 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.68%) Electronics
11 4 (1.34%) Advertising
12 3 (1.01%) Games
12 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.01%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.34%) Billing
14 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (24.16%) User Researcher
2 64 (21.48%) Analyst
3 30 (10.07%) User Experience Researcher
4 20 (6.71%) Insight Analyst
4 20 (6.71%) Product Manager
5 18 (6.04%) Data Analyst
5 18 (6.04%) Product Owner
6 13 (4.36%) Agile Product Owner
6 13 (4.36%) Data Engineer
6 13 (4.36%) Designer
6 13 (4.36%) Senior User Experience Researcher
7 11 (3.69%) Architect
7 11 (3.69%) Consultant
8 10 (3.36%) Big Data Engineer
8 10 (3.36%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.02%) Data Scientist
9 9 (3.02%) Developer
9 9 (3.02%) Digital Analyst
9 9 (3.02%) Security Architect
9 9 (3.02%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.69%) Kafka
2 9 (3.02%) HTML
2 9 (3.02%) OAuth
2 9 (3.02%) OpenID
2 9 (3.02%) SAML
3 8 (2.68%) Apache Camel
4 6 (2.01%) RESTful
5 5 (1.68%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.68%) Natural Language Processing
5 5 (1.68%) React
6 4 (1.34%) jQuery
6 4 (1.34%) MLlib
6 4 (1.34%) Spring
6 4 (1.34%) Spring Boot
7 3 (1.01%) CSS
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.67%) TensorFlow
9 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.34%) LAMP
9 1 (0.34%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 100 (33.56%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (24.50%) User Experience
3 18 (6.04%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (5.70%) Mobile App
5 14 (4.70%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.36%) Algorithms
6 13 (4.36%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.01%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.68%) EPoS
9 5 (1.68%) FMCG
10 4 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.34%) IVR
11 3 (1.01%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.67%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 1 (0.34%) CESG
13 1 (0.34%) iPhone
13 1 (0.34%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.68%) Linux
2 4 (1.34%) Windows
3 3 (1.01%) Unix
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (41.95%) Analytics
3 75 (25.17%) Service Design
4 72 (24.16%) Customer Insight
4 72 (24.16%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (20.13%) Qualitative Research
6 58 (19.46%) Quantitative Research
7 56 (18.79%) Business Intelligence
8 52 (17.45%) Decision-Making
9 49 (16.44%) Usability Testing
10 48 (16.11%) Open Source
11 45 (15.10%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 43 (14.43%) Scrum
12 43 (14.43%) User Stories
13 42 (14.09%) Project Management
14 38 (12.75%) Ethnography
14 38 (12.75%) Service Delivery
14 38 (12.75%) Visualisation
15 36 (12.08%) Guerrilla Research
15 36 (12.08%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.47%) SQL
2 29 (9.73%) Python
3 24 (8.05%) R
4 17 (5.70%) Java
5 11 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.69%) VBA
6 9 (3.02%) Scala
7 7 (2.35%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.68%) C++
9 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.34%) Perl
9 4 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.34%) Ruby
10 2 (0.67%) C
11 1 (0.34%) HiveQL
11 1 (0.34%) Java 8
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (23.49%) Degree
2 16 (5.37%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.01%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.68%) PhD
6 4 (1.34%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.34%) CISSP
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) MBA
8 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (17.11%) Actionable Recommendations
2 17 (5.70%) QA
3 13 (4.36%) Data Quality
4 11 (3.69%) PSD2
5 9 (3.02%) GDPR
6 4 (1.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.34%) PMO
7 1 (0.34%) RMADS
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (3.02%) OpenAM
2 7 (2.35%) Apache Flume
3 5 (1.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.34%) Mesos
2 4 (1.34%) Nagios
3 2 (0.67%) Kibana
4 1 (0.34%) logstash
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.74%) Tableau
3 23 (7.72%) Google
4 18 (6.04%) Oracle
5 16 (5.37%) SAP
6 12 (4.03%) Adobe
6 12 (4.03%) IBM
7 9 (3.02%) ForgeRock
8 8 (2.68%) Alteryx
9 6 (2.01%) Talend
10 5 (1.68%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.68%) Informatica
11 4 (1.34%) Facebook
11 4 (1.34%) Twitter
12 3 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.01%) Teradata
13 2 (0.67%) Cisco
13 2 (0.67%) DoubleClick
13 2 (0.67%) MicroStrategy
13 2 (0.67%) Splunk