Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 558 558 625
Rank change year-on-year 0 +67 +117
Contract jobs citing Actionable Insight 343 298 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.38% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 171 166
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +1.59%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £261
90th Percentile £538 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% -7.14% -11.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.78 £18.10
90th Percentile £54.68 £28.98 £34.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £22.60
% change year-on-year +2.04% -45.80% -

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -30 286 £450 +9.09% 77
UK excluding London +9 202 £430 +1.18% 44
London -48 119 £475 +18.75% 43
South East -10 66 £425 -5.56% 11
North of England -40 45 £475 +18.75% 8
Scotland -1 38 £430 +17.81% 2
Midlands +13 26 £475 +15.15% 4
West Midlands +19 24 £475 +15.15% 1
Yorkshire -20 22 £475 - 3
North East +17 14 £388 -3.13% 2
East of England +8 14 £350 +7.69% 9
South West +4 11 £475 - 2
North West -28 9 £538 +13.16% 3
East Midlands +5 2 £475 - 3
Wales -13 2 - - 7

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 156 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (43.15%) Analytics
3 140 (40.82%) Analytical Skills
4 108 (31.49%) Service Design
5 102 (29.74%) Degree
6 94 (27.41%) Problem-Solving
7 80 (23.32%) Customer Insight
8 77 (22.45%) Quantitative Research
9 75 (21.87%) User Experience
9 75 (21.87%) Qualitative Research
10 73 (21.28%) Market Research
11 72 (20.99%) Decision-Making
12 67 (19.53%) Usability Testing
13 65 (18.95%) SQL
14 62 (18.08%) Actionable Customer Insight
15 61 (17.78%) Human Factors
16 57 (16.62%) Psychology
16 57 (16.62%) Finance
17 55 (16.03%) Marketing
18 52 (15.16%) Cognitive Psychology
18 52 (15.16%) Ethnography
19 45 (13.12%) Guerrilla Research
20 43 (12.54%) User Stories
21 40 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
22 36 (10.50%) Python
22 36 (10.50%) Data Science
23 35 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
23 35 (10.20%) Google
24 34 (9.91%) Scrum
24 34 (9.91%) R

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 30 (8.75%) SAS
2 18 (5.25%) Apache Spark
3 9 (2.62%) Confluence
4 6 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
4 6 (1.75%) Luigi
5 5 (1.46%) Apache
5 5 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.58%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (5.25%) SPSS
3 15 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (3.21%) Stata
5 5 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.58%) InVision
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.29%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Sprinklr
2 1 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.45%) Google Analytics
2 19 (5.54%) Adobe Analytics
3 17 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.75%) Amazon EMR
4 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.46%) Amazon Kinesis
6 4 (1.17%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.58%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.29%) Firebase
8 1 (0.29%) GitHub
8 1 (0.29%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.17%) SMS
2 3 (0.87%) Skype
3 2 (0.58%) Internet
4 1 (0.29%) Intranet
4 1 (0.29%) SAN
4 1 (0.29%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (7.00%) Hadoop
3 20 (5.83%) Big Data
4 15 (4.37%) Power BI
5 14 (4.08%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.92%) Amazon RDS
7 10 (2.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 10 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.33%) Data Mining
9 7 (2.04%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.04%) OLAP
9 7 (2.04%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.46%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (1.46%) Impala
11 5 (1.46%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.17%) HBase
12 4 (1.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (2.33%) JIRA
2 5 (1.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.87%) RStudio
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 57 (16.62%) Finance
2 55 (16.03%) Marketing
3 27 (7.87%) Retail
4 21 (6.12%) Banking
5 13 (3.79%) Advertising
6 11 (3.21%) Retail Banking
7 10 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.04%) Electronics
9 5 (1.46%) German Language
10 4 (1.17%) French Language
10 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.87%) Games
11 3 (0.87%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.87%) Publishing
12 2 (0.58%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.58%) Thai Language
13 1 (0.29%) Legal
13 1 (0.29%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (35.86%) User Researcher
2 88 (25.66%) Analyst
3 34 (9.91%) Data Analyst
4 29 (8.45%) User Experience Researcher
5 27 (7.87%) Product Manager
6 18 (5.25%) Web Analyst
7 17 (4.96%) Data Engineer
7 17 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (4.66%) Insight Analyst
9 15 (4.37%) Digital User Researcher
10 13 (3.79%) Web Analytics Analyst
11 12 (3.50%) Data Scientist
11 12 (3.50%) Excel Analyst
12 11 (3.21%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.21%) Data Insight Analyst
12 11 (3.21%) Insight Data Analyst
13 10 (2.92%) SQL Analyst
14 9 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
14 9 (2.62%) Senior User Researcher
14 9 (2.62%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.37%) HTML
2 6 (1.75%) CSS
2 6 (1.75%) Kafka
3 5 (1.46%) MLlib
4 4 (1.17%) LAMP
4 4 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.87%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.58%) D3.js
6 2 (0.58%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.58%) Web Services
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.29%) ggplot
7 1 (0.29%) HTML5
7 1 (0.29%) jQuery
7 1 (0.29%) Lucene
7 1 (0.29%) React
7 1 (0.29%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (0.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 140 (40.82%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (21.87%) User Experience
3 20 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (5.25%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.62%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 7 (2.04%) Social Media
8 6 (1.75%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.87%) Blog
9 3 (0.87%) FMCG
9 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.58%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Social Network
11 1 (0.29%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.29%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.21%) Linux
2 5 (1.46%) MVS
3 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
3 2 (0.58%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (43.15%) Analytics
3 108 (31.49%) Service Design
4 94 (27.41%) Problem-Solving
5 80 (23.32%) Customer Insight
6 77 (22.45%) Quantitative Research
7 75 (21.87%) Qualitative Research
8 73 (21.28%) Market Research
9 72 (20.99%) Decision-Making
10 67 (19.53%) Usability Testing
11 62 (18.08%) Actionable Customer Insight
12 61 (17.78%) Human Factors
13 57 (16.62%) Psychology
14 52 (15.16%) Cognitive Psychology
14 52 (15.16%) Ethnography
15 45 (13.12%) Guerrilla Research
16 43 (12.54%) User Stories
17 36 (10.50%) Data Science
18 35 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
19 34 (9.91%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (18.95%) SQL
2 36 (10.50%) Python
3 34 (9.91%) R
4 24 (7.00%) Java
5 13 (3.79%) Scala
6 11 (3.21%) C++
6 11 (3.21%) MATLAB
7 7 (2.04%) VBA
8 6 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.17%) HiveQL
10 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.87%) C
12 2 (0.58%) C#
12 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.58%) Ruby
13 1 (0.29%) Julia
13 1 (0.29%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 102 (29.74%) Degree
2 12 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.87%) PhD
7 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.25%) Actionable Recommendations
2 10 (2.92%) PMO
3 9 (2.62%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.46%) GDPR
4 5 (1.46%) PSD2
5 3 (0.87%) QA
6 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.46%) Docker
2 3 (0.87%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.17%) Kibana
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 35 (10.20%) Google
2 31 (9.04%) Tableau
3 22 (6.41%) Adobe
4 19 (5.54%) Microsoft
5 18 (5.25%) Oracle
6 8 (2.33%) IBM
6 8 (2.33%) SAP
7 5 (1.46%) Cognos
7 5 (1.46%) Facebook
7 5 (1.46%) Teradata
8 4 (1.17%) Cloudera
8 4 (1.17%) Coremetrics
8 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.17%) Splunk
8 4 (1.17%) Talend
8 4 (1.17%) Twitter
9 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.58%) Hitachi
10 2 (0.58%) Sysomos
10 2 (0.58%) Tealium