Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 300 280 313
Rank change year-on-year -20 +33 +23
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 503 914 811
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.94% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 2.95% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 563 600
Median daily rate £543 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% - +2.80%
10th Percentile £361 £375 £391
90th Percentile £750 £725 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £434
% change year-on-year -5.56% +3.63% +10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £24.50 £9.65 £8.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £54.13 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +47.54% -32.22%

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 19,971 30,974 33,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.82% 31.83% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,411 20,111 21,889
Median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 975 1,003 1,026
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -4.38% +9.85%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.78
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.57 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.62% -7.14% +16.67%

Algorithms
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Algorithms.

Daily rate trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Algorithms.

Hourly rate trend for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Algorithms over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 -25 478 £550 - 385
London -15 307 £575 - 209
UK excluding London +64 184 £425 -5.56% 188
South East +78 72 £450 +2.86% 64
North of England +84 45 £405 -14.74% 12
Yorkshire +60 20 £405 -14.74% 4
East of England -16 20 £420 -11.11% 50
South West +18 19 £430 -28.33% 25
North West +40 15 £475 +11.76% 5
North East +23 15 £375 -16.67% 3
Midlands +43 13 £463 +10.45% 25
Scotland +9 9 £330 +1.54% 10
West Midlands +39 8 £463 +2.78% 16
Work from Home +15 8 £450 - 12
Wales +30 6 £300 -20.00% 2
East Midlands +32 5 £275 -8.33% 9

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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.

1 225 (44.73%) Python
2 193 (38.37%) Data Science
3 191 (37.97%) Machine Learning
4 153 (30.42%) Computer Science
5 152 (30.22%) Java
6 146 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
7 129 (25.65%) SQL
8 128 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
9 123 (24.45%) Data Structures
10 121 (24.06%) AWS
11 109 (21.67%) Finance
12 108 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
13 107 (21.27%) Mathematics
14 106 (21.07%) Analytics
15 97 (19.28%) GCP
16 95 (18.89%) Big Data
16 95 (18.89%) Artificial Intelligence
17 92 (18.29%) Degree
18 86 (17.10%) OO
19 83 (16.50%) JavaScript
20 80 (15.90%) Apache Spark
21 79 (15.71%) Statistics
22 77 (15.31%) Azure
23 71 (14.12%) NoSQL
23 71 (14.12%) Linux
24 67 (13.32%) Deep Learning
25 66 (13.12%) Docker
25 66 (13.12%) Software Engineering
25 66 (13.12%) Test Automation
26 65 (12.92%) Visualisation

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 80 (15.90%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.39%) Jupyter
3 11 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (1.99%) Apache
5 8 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
6 7 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.19%) DNN
8 4 (0.80%) Kinematics
8 4 (0.80%) OnBase
8 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.60%) SAS
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.40%) Confluence
11 1 (0.20%) Camunda
11 1 (0.20%) Drupal
11 1 (0.20%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.20%) GeoServer
11 1 (0.20%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.59%) Simulink
2 6 (1.19%) SPSS
3 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (5.17%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.99%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.99%) SAP CRM
2 5 (0.99%) SAP ERP
2 5 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (0.80%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.40%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.20%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 121 (24.06%) AWS
2 97 (19.28%) GCP
3 77 (15.31%) Azure
4 38 (7.55%) Power Platform
5 24 (4.77%) Heroku
6 14 (2.78%) Amazon S3
7 13 (2.58%) GitHub
8 12 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
9 9 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.79%) Serverless
10 5 (0.99%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.99%) AWS Step Functions
10 5 (0.99%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.99%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.80%) Amazon SageMaker
11 4 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.55%) HTTP
2 5 (0.99%) Kerberos
2 5 (0.99%) LAN
2 5 (0.99%) RS-485
3 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.80%) MIMO
3 4 (0.80%) RS-422
3 4 (0.80%) SSL
3 4 (0.80%) Wireless
4 3 (0.60%) WAN
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.20%) LTE
6 1 (0.20%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.20%) OFDM
6 1 (0.20%) Software-Defined Radio
6 1 (0.20%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (18.89%) Big Data
2 71 (14.12%) NoSQL
3 58 (11.53%) SQL Server
4 52 (10.34%) Hadoop
5 38 (7.55%) Power BI
6 31 (6.16%) Relational Database
7 27 (5.37%) Data Mining
7 27 (5.37%) MongoDB
8 26 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (3.98%) Data Lake
9 20 (3.98%) RDBMS
9 20 (3.98%) Redis
10 17 (3.38%) Spotfire
11 16 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (2.98%) Flink
12 15 (2.98%) MySQL
13 11 (2.19%) Apache Hive
13 11 (2.19%) BigQuery
14 10 (1.99%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 64 (12.72%) Git (software)
2 51 (10.14%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.57%) webpack
4 16 (3.18%) JIRA
5 10 (1.99%) CircleCI
5 10 (1.99%) Rational DOORS
5 10 (1.99%) Subversion
6 9 (1.79%) JUnit
6 9 (1.79%) Maven
7 6 (1.19%) TestNG
8 4 (0.80%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.80%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.40%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (21.67%) Finance
2 41 (8.15%) Front Office
3 38 (7.55%) Banking
4 29 (5.77%) Marketing
5 19 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.58%) Electronics
6 13 (2.58%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.19%) Games
10 5 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.99%) Law
11 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.80%) Retail
12 3 (0.60%) Military
12 3 (0.60%) Publishing
13 2 (0.40%) Advertising
13 2 (0.40%) Legal
14 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 210 (41.75%) Developer
2 126 (25.05%) Data Scientist
3 57 (11.33%) Java Developer
4 54 (10.74%) Senior Developer
5 31 (6.16%) Digital Developer
5 31 (6.16%) Python Developer
6 30 (5.96%) Data Engineer
7 29 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 27 (5.37%) Senior Data Scientist
9 21 (4.17%) React Developer
10 20 (3.98%) TIBCO Developer
11 18 (3.58%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.38%) Node.js Developer
13 16 (3.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 16 (3.18%) Machine Learning Scientist
14 15 (2.98%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 15 (2.98%) Senior React Developer
15 14 (2.78%) Data Manager
16 12 (2.39%) Front Office Developer
17 11 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (11.13%) TensorFlow
2 51 (10.14%) Natural Language Processing
2 51 (10.14%) React
3 45 (8.95%) Web Services
4 43 (8.55%) REST
5 39 (7.75%) Pandas
6 37 (7.36%) Kafka
7 35 (6.96%) Node.js
8 33 (6.56%) CSS
9 31 (6.16%) Redux
10 30 (5.96%) SciPy
11 26 (5.17%) .NET
11 26 (5.17%) AngularJS
11 26 (5.17%) Jest
12 25 (4.97%) scikit-learn
13 24 (4.77%) D3.js
13 24 (4.77%) GraphQL
13 24 (4.77%) NumPy
13 24 (4.77%) TIBCO EMS
14 22 (4.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (24.45%) Data Structures
3 60 (11.93%) User Experience
4 21 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 11 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.99%) Social Media
7 9 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.79%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.39%) Derivative
8 7 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (1.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.19%) VHDL
10 5 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.99%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.80%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.80%) Clustering
11 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.60%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.12%) Linux
2 31 (6.16%) Unix
3 10 (1.99%) Windows
4 8 (1.59%) Android
5 6 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.20%) CentOS
7 1 (0.20%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (38.37%) Data Science
2 191 (37.97%) Machine Learning
3 153 (30.42%) Computer Science
4 146 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (21.47%) Problem-Solving
6 107 (21.27%) Mathematics
7 106 (21.07%) Analytics
8 95 (18.89%) Artificial Intelligence
9 86 (17.10%) OO
10 79 (15.71%) Statistics
11 67 (13.32%) Deep Learning
12 66 (13.12%) Software Engineering
12 66 (13.12%) Test Automation
13 65 (12.92%) Visualisation
14 58 (11.53%) OOD
15 57 (11.33%) TDD
16 54 (10.74%) Microservices
17 48 (9.54%) Data Visualisation
17 48 (9.54%) Open Source
18 43 (8.55%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 225 (44.73%) Python
2 152 (30.22%) Java
3 129 (25.65%) SQL
4 83 (16.50%) JavaScript
5 51 (10.14%) R
6 47 (9.34%) C#
6 47 (9.34%) C++
7 45 (8.95%) Scala
8 34 (6.76%) Java 8
9 33 (6.56%) TypeScript
10 25 (4.97%) C
10 25 (4.97%) ES6
11 22 (4.37%) MATLAB
12 18 (3.58%) XPath
13 17 (3.38%) Go
14 12 (2.39%) F#
15 7 (1.39%) Embedded C
15 7 (1.39%) Ruby
16 6 (1.19%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (18.29%) Degree
2 45 (8.95%) PhD
3 28 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.57%) Master's Degree
5 18 (3.58%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.78%) QA
2 9 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.39%) GDPR
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 66 (13.12%) Docker
2 4 (0.80%) Firmware
2 4 (0.80%) HDFS
3 1 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (9.94%) Kubernetes
2 29 (5.77%) Terraform
3 7 (1.39%) Ansible
4 4 (0.80%) Kubeflow
5 2 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Brooklyn
6 1 (0.20%) Control-M
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.20%) Kibana
6 1 (0.20%) Marathon
6 1 (0.20%) Mesos
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (10.74%) Oracle
2 37 (7.36%) Google
3 26 (5.17%) Tableau
3 26 (5.17%) TIBCO
4 12 (2.39%) ION Trading
4 12 (2.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.39%) SAP
5 6 (1.19%) Databricks
5 6 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.99%) Adobe
6 5 (0.99%) Bloomberg
7 4 (0.80%) Cloudera
7 4 (0.80%) Kofax
8 3 (0.60%) Facebook
8 3 (0.60%) Netezza
8 3 (0.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 3 (0.60%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.40%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.40%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.40%) Solace