Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 327 404
Rank change year-on-year +36 +77 +67
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 919 785 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.76% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.59% 2.21% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 556 416
UK median daily rate £538 £531 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -3.38%
10th Percentile £364 £350 £300
90th Percentile £709 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -13.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +1.84% +4.49%
10th Percentile £8.00 £18.42 £13.53
90th Percentile £50.75 £52.13 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.64 £38.25 £40.75
% change year-on-year -4.20% -6.13% +5.84%

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 35,464 35,528 35,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.44% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,376 23,503 23,333
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 1,080 1,232
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.17 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +0.83% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.28 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +8.24%

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 November 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 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
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 Algorithms within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +48 875 £550 +1.85% 634
London +39 649 £550 -4.35% 326
UK excluding London +15 261 £425 +3.66% 333
South East +45 107 £450 +28.57% 102
Scotland -26 36 £325 -14.47% 19
North of England -18 35 £400 -5.88% 38
East of England +6 32 £450 +28.53% 98
South West -7 25 £500 +21.21% 47
North West -4 22 £400 +10.34% 19
Midlands -27 22 £438 +2.94% 24
West Midlands -31 14 £438 +2.94% 14
Yorkshire -42 9 £475 +11.76% 14
East Midlands +4 8 £353 -26.56% 10
Northern Ireland +42 4 £433 - 5
North East +1 4 £300 -29.41% 5

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 395 (42.98%) Python
2 315 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
3 314 (34.17%) Data Science
4 303 (32.97%) Data Structures
5 288 (31.34%) Java
6 276 (30.03%) Finance
7 262 (28.51%) Machine Learning
8 260 (28.29%) Computer Science
9 238 (25.90%) SQL
10 225 (24.48%) Analytics
11 212 (23.07%) OO
12 199 (21.65%) Degree
13 179 (19.48%) JavaScript
14 174 (18.93%) Mathematics
15 173 (18.82%) Hadoop
16 167 (18.17%) Big Data
17 163 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
18 160 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
19 159 (17.30%) Apache Spark
20 158 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
21 155 (16.87%) TDD
22 154 (16.76%) Git (software)
23 146 (15.89%) C++
24 137 (14.91%) OOD
25 135 (14.69%) Linux
26 133 (14.47%) HTML
27 131 (14.25%) Scala
28 123 (13.38%) C#
29 116 (12.62%) R
30 113 (12.30%) Software Engineering

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
1 159 (17.30%) Apache Spark
2 52 (5.66%) SAS
3 39 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
4 30 (3.26%) Apache
5 20 (2.18%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.07%) Apache Solr
7 16 (1.74%) Confluence
8 14 (1.52%) IPython
9 10 (1.09%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.87%) IIS
11 7 (0.76%) WordPress
12 6 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.65%) Apache Airflow
12 6 (0.65%) CMS
13 4 (0.44%) Appian
13 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.44%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.44%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (0.98%) Simulink
2 8 (0.87%) SPSS
3 5 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (0.54%) Chatbot
3 5 (0.54%) InVision
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
4 1 (0.11%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 160 (17.41%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (4.03%) GitHub
5 25 (2.72%) Heroku
6 22 (2.39%) Amazon S3
7 20 (2.18%) Amazon EMR
8 18 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (1.85%) Google Analytics
10 16 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
11 9 (0.98%) BrowserStack
11 9 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
12 8 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.87%) Office 365
12 8 (0.87%) PaaS
13 7 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (0.76%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.76%) IaaS
13 7 (0.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.61%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.18%) HTTP
3 18 (1.96%) Kerberos
4 13 (1.41%) 3GPP
4 13 (1.41%) HTTPS
4 13 (1.41%) Internet
4 13 (1.41%) LTE
5 11 (1.20%) 5G
5 11 (1.20%) GSM
5 11 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (1.20%) UMTS
6 10 (1.09%) VoLTE
7 9 (0.98%) Wireless
8 8 (0.87%) Firewall
9 7 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
10 6 (0.65%) Network Security
10 6 (0.65%) SSL
11 5 (0.54%) VPN
12 4 (0.44%) Intranet
12 4 (0.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (18.82%) Hadoop
2 167 (18.17%) Big Data
3 89 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 88 (9.58%) SQL Server
5 87 (9.47%) NoSQL
6 60 (6.53%) MongoDB
7 57 (6.20%) Apache Hive
8 54 (5.88%) Data Mining
9 50 (5.44%) HBase
10 43 (4.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (4.35%) Power BI
12 38 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (4.03%) RDBMS
14 35 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
15 26 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (2.61%) MySQL
17 22 (2.39%) Data Lake
17 22 (2.39%) Spotfire
18 17 (1.85%) Redis
19 15 (1.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 154 (16.76%) Git (software)
2 45 (4.90%) webpack
3 44 (4.79%) JIRA
4 43 (4.68%) Jenkins
5 39 (4.24%) Selenium
6 27 (2.94%) PostCSS
7 26 (2.83%) Visual Studio Team System
8 21 (2.29%) Cucumber
8 21 (2.29%) Visual Studio
9 18 (1.96%) PhantomJS
10 16 (1.74%) JUnit
11 15 (1.63%) Maven
12 14 (1.52%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.31%) Jasmine
13 12 (1.31%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.20%) WebDriver
15 10 (1.09%) MSTest
16 9 (0.98%) Hudson
16 9 (0.98%) JBehave
16 9 (0.98%) Mocha
General
1 276 (30.03%) Finance
2 71 (7.73%) Banking
3 57 (6.20%) Front Office
4 49 (5.33%) Marketing
5 42 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 33 (3.59%) Retail
7 28 (3.05%) Games
8 17 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.41%) Legal
10 8 (0.87%) Back Office
11 7 (0.76%) Electronics
11 7 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.76%) Law
12 5 (0.54%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) Automotive
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 481 (52.34%) Developer
2 141 (15.34%) Data Scientist
3 135 (14.69%) Java Developer
4 70 (7.62%) Data Engineer
5 68 (7.40%) React Developer
6 57 (6.20%) Python Developer
7 51 (5.55%) Senior Developer
8 42 (4.57%) C# Developer
9 41 (4.46%) Software Engineer
10 36 (3.92%) Analyst
11 35 (3.81%) Big Data Engineer
12 33 (3.59%) JavaScript Developer
13 32 (3.48%) Software Developer
14 31 (3.37%) Architect
14 31 (3.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 30 (3.26%) Python Engineer
16 24 (2.61%) Agile Developer
16 24 (2.61%) Front Office Developer
16 24 (2.61%) Scala Developer
17 22 (2.39%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (14.47%) HTML
2 109 (11.86%) CSS
3 106 (11.53%) REST
4 102 (11.10%) Kafka
5 90 (9.79%) .NET
6 88 (9.58%) Redux
7 76 (8.27%) AngularJS
8 75 (8.16%) Spring
9 65 (7.07%) React
10 60 (6.53%) Web Services
11 56 (6.09%) Natural Language Processing
12 55 (5.98%) TensorFlow
13 54 (5.88%) Node.js
14 50 (5.44%) HTML5
15 44 (4.79%) RESTful
16 36 (3.92%) NumPy
17 35 (3.81%) Chai
18 34 (3.70%) Pandas
19 33 (3.59%) Spring Boot
20 29 (3.16%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 303 (32.97%) Data Structures
2 260 (28.29%) Computer Science
3 158 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (7.40%) User Experience
5 44 (4.79%) Fintech
6 41 (4.46%) Mobile App
7 33 (3.59%) Hedge funds
8 23 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
10 20 (2.18%) Cloud Native
11 19 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (1.85%) HoloLens
13 16 (1.74%) Client/Server
13 16 (1.74%) Equities
13 16 (1.74%) Management Information System
14 13 (1.41%) Fixed Income
15 12 (1.31%) NHS
16 10 (1.09%) Derivative
17 9 (0.98%) Robotics
18 8 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 135 (14.69%) Linux
2 69 (7.51%) Unix
3 39 (4.24%) Android
4 36 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.05%) Windows
6 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.33%) DC/OS
7 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (34.17%) Data Science
3 262 (28.51%) Machine Learning
4 225 (24.48%) Analytics
5 212 (23.07%) OO
6 174 (18.93%) Mathematics
7 163 (17.74%) Problem-Solving
8 155 (16.87%) TDD
9 137 (14.91%) OOD
10 113 (12.30%) Software Engineering
11 105 (11.43%) Artificial Intelligence
11 105 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 105 (11.43%) Visualisation
12 103 (11.21%) Statistics
13 99 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
14 93 (10.12%) Deep Learning
15 89 (9.68%) Multithreading
16 83 (9.03%) ETL
17 81 (8.81%) DevOps
17 81 (8.81%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 395 (42.98%) Python
2 288 (31.34%) Java
3 238 (25.90%) SQL
4 179 (19.48%) JavaScript
5 146 (15.89%) C++
6 131 (14.25%) Scala
7 123 (13.38%) C#
8 116 (12.62%) R
9 69 (7.51%) MATLAB
10 56 (6.09%) C
11 53 (5.77%) TypeScript
12 49 (5.33%) Java 8
13 41 (4.46%) ES6
14 31 (3.37%) Go
14 31 (3.37%) PHP
15 26 (2.83%) Apple Swift
16 21 (2.29%) Bash Shell
17 19 (2.07%) Rust
18 17 (1.85%) Cython
19 14 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 199 (21.65%) Degree
2 75 (8.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 66 (7.18%) PhD
4 63 (6.86%) Master's Degree
5 29 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.18%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.22%) CISA
11 2 (0.22%) CISM
11 2 (0.22%) CISSP
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
12 1 (0.11%) CCSP
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) GCIH
12 1 (0.11%) GIAC
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (5.22%) QA
2 24 (2.61%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.65%) GDPR
4 5 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.44%) MISRA
6 3 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 91 (9.90%) Docker
2 32 (3.48%) Apache Flume
3 30 (3.26%) HDFS
4 7 (0.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.44%) KVM
5 4 (0.44%) LXC
6 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.22%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) etcd
8 1 (0.11%) Varnish
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.83%) Ansible
3 23 (2.50%) Terraform
4 8 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
5 6 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.54%) Oozie
6 5 (0.54%) Puppet
7 4 (0.44%) Control-M
7 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.33%) CSIRT
8 3 (0.33%) Mesos
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Brooklyn
9 2 (0.22%) Marathon
9 2 (0.22%) SELinux
10 1 (0.11%) collectd
10 1 (0.11%) Consul
10 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.11%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 77 (8.38%) Oracle
2 73 (7.94%) Google
3 64 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 31 (3.37%) Tableau
5 30 (3.26%) Alteryx
6 24 (2.61%) Hortonworks
7 23 (2.50%) Talend
8 22 (2.39%) Twitter
9 20 (2.18%) Informatica
10 19 (2.07%) Databricks
11 18 (1.96%) SAP
12 13 (1.41%) Cloudera
13 10 (1.09%) Actix
13 10 (1.09%) Huawei
13 10 (1.09%) Mapinfo
14 9 (0.98%) Cypress Semiconductor
14 9 (0.98%) Perfecto Mobile
14 9 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.98%) Samsung
15 8 (0.87%) MapR