Period
to 21 April 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Algorithms in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Algorithms over the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Algorithms
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 333 439
Rank change year-on-year +23 +106 +41
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 814 668 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.37% 2.16% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 484 354
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -4.04%
10th Percentile £391 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 8 31
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.00 £31.98 £32.50
90th Percentile £54.80 £67.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.36 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -32.54% +20.00% +7.14%

Algorithms 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,323 30,903 35,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.93% 33.59% 33.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,564 20,052 23,145
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £265 £260 £248
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,090 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% -0.94% +20.97%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.40 £50.00 £48.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.11 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.92% -9.02% +21.95%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
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 Algorithms within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +23 764 £550 +2.80% 500
London +35 595 £563 -2.17% 250
UK excluding London -58 212 £438 +16.67% 278
South East -38 70 £450 +33.33% 84
North of England -16 44 £428 +7.55% 19
East of England -19 24 £550 - 88
Scotland -25 23 £225 -24.37% 17
Yorkshire -25 20 £430 +7.50% 4
Northern Ireland +4 19 £460 +15.00% 6
North West -3 17 £430 +26.47% 12
Midlands -1 16 £375 -16.67% 23
West Midlands +6 15 £375 -16.67% 16
South West 0 14 £400 -21.95% 36
North East - 7 £395 - 3
Wales -22 2 - - 5
East Midlands +1 1 £350 -10.26% 7

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Algorithms 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 Algorithms.

1 341 (41.89%) Python
2 336 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
3 308 (37.84%) Java
4 270 (33.17%) SQL
5 234 (28.75%) Machine Learning
6 218 (26.78%) Data Science
7 213 (26.17%) OO
8 212 (26.04%) Data Structures
9 198 (24.32%) Finance
10 183 (22.48%) Computer Science
11 163 (20.02%) Apache Spark
12 156 (19.16%) Mathematics
13 151 (18.55%) C#
14 150 (18.43%) Degree
15 146 (17.94%) Analytical Skills
16 145 (17.81%) TDD
17 143 (17.57%) Analytics
18 142 (17.44%) Linux
19 141 (17.32%) Software Engineering
20 137 (16.83%) JavaScript
21 136 (16.71%) Big Data
22 132 (16.22%) Hadoop
23 125 (15.36%) Scala
24 124 (15.23%) Git (software)
25 121 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
25 121 (14.86%) C++
25 121 (14.86%) OOP
26 120 (14.74%) .NET
27 118 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
28 116 (14.25%) HTML

Algorithms
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
1 163 (20.02%) Apache Spark
2 44 (5.41%) Apache
3 39 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (4.67%) Apache Pig
5 26 (3.19%) SAS
6 11 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.23%) Hyperledger
7 10 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.11%) Confluence
9 7 (0.86%) nginx
10 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.61%) Jupyter
12 4 (0.49%) IIS
13 3 (0.37%) JBoss
14 2 (0.25%) Ethereum
14 2 (0.25%) IPython
14 2 (0.25%) WordPress
15 1 (0.12%) GemFire
15 1 (0.12%) Luigi
Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.11%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.86%) Simulink
5 5 (0.61%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.12%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) HiPortfolio
1 4 (0.49%) Summit
2 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.12%) Finacle
2 1 (0.12%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.12%) RMDS
2 1 (0.12%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 121 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.30%) GitHub
4 21 (2.58%) Google Analytics
5 18 (2.21%) Heroku
6 14 (1.72%) Algolia
7 13 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.60%) Amazon S3
8 11 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.86%) SaaS
10 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.49%) Dialogflow
11 4 (0.49%) PaaS
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.25%) iTunes
12 2 (0.25%) Slack
13 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.47%) Internet
3 11 (1.35%) Network Security
4 10 (1.23%) VPN
5 8 (0.98%) HTTP
6 7 (0.86%) DNS
7 6 (0.74%) Firewall
7 6 (0.74%) SSL
7 6 (0.74%) Wireless
8 5 (0.61%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.49%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (0.49%) IPsec
9 4 (0.49%) Sourcefire
10 3 (0.37%) DHCP
10 3 (0.37%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.37%) SMS
10 3 (0.37%) WAN
11 2 (0.25%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (16.71%) Big Data
2 132 (16.22%) Hadoop
3 101 (12.41%) SQL Server
4 91 (11.18%) NoSQL
5 59 (7.25%) Apache Hive
6 48 (5.90%) MongoDB
7 47 (5.77%) Apache Cassandra
8 46 (5.65%) Relational Database
9 37 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (3.69%) MySQL
11 28 (3.44%) HBase
12 25 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (2.83%) Data Mining
14 19 (2.33%) Neo4j
15 18 (2.21%) KDB
16 16 (1.97%) Blockchain
17 14 (1.72%) RDBMS
18 12 (1.47%) Power BI
19 11 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
20 10 (1.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 124 (15.23%) Git (software)
2 47 (5.77%) Subversion
3 43 (5.28%) Jenkins
4 37 (4.55%) webpack
5 36 (4.42%) JIRA
6 31 (3.81%) JUnit
7 25 (3.07%) Jasmine
8 24 (2.95%) Visual Studio
9 23 (2.83%) Grunt
9 23 (2.83%) gulp
10 22 (2.70%) Maven
11 21 (2.58%) Mercurial
12 18 (2.21%) PostCSS
13 16 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.72%) PhantomJS
15 8 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.98%) TestNG
16 7 (0.86%) Selenium
17 5 (0.61%) IntelliJ
17 5 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 198 (24.32%) Finance
2 92 (11.30%) Front Office
3 90 (11.06%) Banking
4 52 (6.39%) Marketing
5 48 (5.90%) Retail
6 35 (4.30%) Games
7 34 (4.18%) Investment Banking
8 28 (3.44%) Electronics
9 16 (1.97%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.47%) Publishing
11 10 (1.23%) Automotive
12 8 (0.98%) Back Office
13 7 (0.86%) Military
14 6 (0.74%) Advertising
14 6 (0.74%) Legal
14 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.49%) Law
17 3 (0.37%) Billing
18 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 455 (55.90%) Developer
2 150 (18.43%) Java Developer
3 105 (12.90%) Data Scientist
4 86 (10.57%) C# Developer
5 58 (7.13%) Python Developer
6 56 (6.88%) Data Engineer
7 53 (6.51%) Senior Developer
8 47 (5.77%) Software Engineer
9 37 (4.55%) Agile Developer
10 31 (3.81%) Scala Developer
11 29 (3.56%) Big Data Engineer
12 28 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
13 27 (3.32%) Analyst
14 24 (2.95%) .NET Developer
14 24 (2.95%) Full Stack Developer
14 24 (2.95%) React Developer
15 23 (2.83%) Angular Developer
16 22 (2.70%) Architect
17 21 (2.58%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 21 (2.58%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (14.74%) .NET
2 116 (14.25%) HTML
3 87 (10.69%) CSS
4 77 (9.46%) AngularJS
5 68 (8.35%) Web Services
6 66 (8.11%) React
7 61 (7.49%) REST
8 60 (7.37%) XML
9 58 (7.13%) HTML5
10 56 (6.88%) Kafka
11 52 (6.39%) TensorFlow
12 50 (6.14%) RESTful
13 48 (5.90%) Spring
14 46 (5.65%) Node.js
15 36 (4.42%) JSON
16 35 (4.30%) ASP.NET
16 35 (4.30%) Pandas
16 35 (4.30%) Redux
17 34 (4.18%) Natural Language Processing
18 30 (3.69%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 212 (26.04%) Data Structures
2 183 (22.48%) Computer Science
3 146 (17.94%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.77%) User Experience
5 36 (4.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (4.05%) Fintech
7 30 (3.69%) Derivative
7 30 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
9 19 (2.33%) Blog
9 19 (2.33%) Equities
10 18 (2.21%) Hedge funds
10 18 (2.21%) Mobile App
11 14 (1.72%) CUDA
12 11 (1.35%) Minimum Viable Product
13 10 (1.23%) Bitcoin
14 9 (1.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (0.98%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (0.98%) HoloLens
16 7 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (17.44%) Linux
2 84 (10.32%) Unix
3 26 (3.19%) Windows
4 19 (2.33%) Android
5 17 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.98%) CentOS
6 8 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.61%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.25%) VMS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (41.28%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (28.75%) Machine Learning
3 218 (26.78%) Data Science
4 213 (26.17%) OO
5 156 (19.16%) Mathematics
6 145 (17.81%) TDD
7 143 (17.57%) Analytics
8 141 (17.32%) Software Engineering
9 121 (14.86%) OOP
10 118 (14.50%) Problem-Solving
11 107 (13.14%) Multithreading
12 87 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
12 87 (10.69%) Open Source
13 76 (9.34%) Artificial Intelligence
14 75 (9.21%) Scrum
15 73 (8.97%) DevOps
15 73 (8.97%) OOD
16 58 (7.13%) Front End Development
17 54 (6.63%) Test Automation
18 53 (6.51%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 341 (41.89%) Python
2 308 (37.84%) Java
3 270 (33.17%) SQL
4 151 (18.55%) C#
5 137 (16.83%) JavaScript
6 125 (15.36%) Scala
7 121 (14.86%) C++
8 111 (13.64%) R
9 58 (7.13%) C
10 52 (6.39%) MATLAB
11 49 (6.02%) Java 8
12 31 (3.81%) ES6
13 25 (3.07%) Perl
14 19 (2.33%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.84%) PL/SQL
16 13 (1.60%) Embedded C++
17 10 (1.23%) Bash Shell
18 8 (0.98%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.86%) Assembly Language
19 7 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 150 (18.43%) Degree
2 52 (6.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 51 (6.27%) PhD
4 30 (3.69%) Master's Degree
5 20 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
5 20 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.74%) CISM
7 6 (0.74%) CISSP
8 4 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.12%) CISA
10 1 (0.12%) MBA
10 1 (0.12%) OSCP
10 1 (0.12%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.12%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.72%) QA
2 13 (1.60%) GDPR
3 6 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.61%) COBIT
4 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 26262
5 2 (0.25%) WAI
6 1 (0.12%) AQAP
6 1 (0.12%) DO-254
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.12%) JTAG
6 1 (0.12%) MiFID
6 1 (0.12%) MISRA
6 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
System Software
1 85 (10.44%) Docker
2 27 (3.32%) Apache Flume
3 17 (2.09%) HDFS
4 5 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.61%) etcd
4 5 (0.61%) Varnish
5 4 (0.49%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 23 (2.83%) Kubernetes
2 20 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.35%) Ansible
4 9 (1.11%) Oozie
5 8 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.98%) Puppet
6 7 (0.86%) Kibana
7 6 (0.74%) logstash
7 6 (0.74%) Mesos
7 6 (0.74%) SELinux
7 6 (0.74%) Terraform
8 5 (0.61%) Consul
9 1 (0.12%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.12%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Marathon
9 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (5.41%) Oracle
2 42 (5.16%) Google
3 39 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 26 (3.19%) MapR
5 19 (2.33%) Tableau
6 18 (2.21%) Twitter
7 12 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.23%) Hortonworks
9 9 (1.11%) Alteryx
10 8 (0.98%) Sybase
10 8 (0.98%) Talend
11 7 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.86%) Cisco
11 7 (0.86%) Juniper
11 7 (0.86%) Splunk
12 6 (0.74%) Teradata
13 5 (0.61%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.61%) Fidessa
14 4 (0.49%) F5
14 4 (0.49%) FireEye