Period
to 21 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 341 313 316
Rank change year-on-year -28 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 664 314 583
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 2.42% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 196 379
10th Percentile £413 £338 £363
25th Percentile £525 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £500 £530
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -5.66% -3.64%
75th Percentile £788 £607 £638
90th Percentile £950 £688 £732
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +1.32% +7.95% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 22
10th Percentile £21.00 £29.93 £9.50
25th Percentile £36.25 £36.46 £17.73
Median hourly rate £45.50 £47.50 £34.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.21% +37.68% -17.37%
75th Percentile £49.75 £58.75 £43.44
90th Percentile £57.25 £61.25 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £53.75 £37.25
% change year-on-year -16.28% +44.30% -9.15%

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 26,500 12,957 20,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.32% 31.19% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,676 8,791 13,593
10th Percentile £300 £260 £250
25th Percentile £414 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £473
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +0.53% -0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 508 822
10th Percentile £12.36 £12.50 £12.36
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate £26.27 £26.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.04% +23.81% +5.00%
75th Percentile £49.69 £46.00 £44.99
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.75 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +21.95% +13.70%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -22 575 £695 +33.98% 396
London +7 443 £738 +28.26% 207
Work from Home -51 165 £625 +31.58% 84
UK excluding London -103 132 £481 +1.32% 211
South East -55 51 £550 +39.06% 60
South West -31 35 £493 +15.94% 24
Midlands -57 15 £456 -3.95% 23
West Midlands -47 10 £425 -26.09% 17
East of England -60 10 £519 +3.75% 33
Scotland -41 9 £400 -11.11% 15
North of England -57 7 £475 -10.59% 46
Yorkshire -32 6 £475 - 17
Wales -27 5 £195 +39.46% 2
East Midlands -33 5 £488 +2.63% 6
North West -46 1 £525 -1.18% 25

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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.

1 329 (49.55%) Python
2 265 (39.91%) Java
3 251 (37.80%) Data Structures
4 231 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (27.86%) Finance
6 182 (27.41%) SQL
7 180 (27.11%) Machine Learning
7 180 (27.11%) Social Skills
8 174 (26.20%) Analytical Skills
9 151 (22.74%) Software Engineering
10 145 (21.84%) Data Science
11 131 (19.73%) Analytics
12 127 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
13 126 (18.98%) Git (software)
14 123 (18.52%) Mathematics
15 120 (18.07%) Banking
16 119 (17.92%) Computer Science
17 118 (17.77%) AWS
17 118 (17.77%) Linux
18 117 (17.62%) Multithreading
19 111 (16.72%) OO
20 105 (15.81%) Docker
21 104 (15.66%) Azure
21 104 (15.66%) Artificial Intelligence
22 103 (15.51%) Degree
22 103 (15.51%) Test Automation
23 101 (15.21%) Visualisation
24 99 (14.91%) JavaScript
24 99 (14.91%) CI/CD
25 94 (14.16%) C++

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 77 (11.60%) Apache Spark
2 27 (4.07%) Apache
2 27 (4.07%) Oracle Workflow
3 25 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
4 23 (3.46%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.66%) GemFire
6 10 (1.51%) Ethereum
7 9 (1.36%) SAS
8 6 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.60%) Apache Qpid
9 4 (0.60%) IIS
9 4 (0.60%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.45%) CMS
10 3 (0.45%) nginx
10 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.30%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.30%) Confluence
11 2 (0.30%) JBoss
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.30%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (1.05%) Chatbot
1 7 (1.05%) Simulink
2 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.90%) Stateflow
3 5 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.15%) CPLEX
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Steinberg Cubase
5 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
1 5 (0.75%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 118 (17.77%) AWS
2 104 (15.66%) Azure
3 47 (7.08%) GCP
4 40 (6.02%) Power Platform
5 34 (5.12%) GitHub
6 22 (3.31%) Serverless
7 13 (1.96%) Amazon Kinesis
7 13 (1.96%) SaaS
8 11 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
8 11 (1.66%) Azure Data Factory
9 10 (1.51%) Snowflake
10 9 (1.36%) Amazon S3
11 7 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.05%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.90%) Amazon Cognito
12 6 (0.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 6 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.75%) AWS KMS
13 5 (0.75%) Fivetran
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.07%) FIX Connectivity
2 11 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.51%) Internet
4 9 (1.36%) Multicast
5 8 (1.20%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.90%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.90%) MQTT
7 5 (0.75%) 5G
7 5 (0.75%) WAN
8 4 (0.60%) DNS
8 4 (0.60%) Wireless
8 4 (0.60%) Z-Wave
9 3 (0.45%) Firewall
9 3 (0.45%) HTTP
9 3 (0.45%) SSL
9 3 (0.45%) VPN
10 2 (0.30%) DHCP
10 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.30%) IPv4
10 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.30%) NoSQL
2 62 (9.34%) Big Data
3 58 (8.73%) SQL Server
4 43 (6.48%) Tableau
5 42 (6.33%) Relational Database
6 40 (6.02%) Power BI
7 35 (5.27%) Hadoop
8 28 (4.22%) Data Mining
9 25 (3.77%) Apache Hive
10 24 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 23 (3.46%) Metadata
12 22 (3.31%) MongoDB
13 19 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (2.71%) Blockchain
14 18 (2.71%) Data Lake
14 18 (2.71%) Redis
15 17 (2.56%) RDBMS
16 15 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
17 13 (1.96%) MySQL
17 13 (1.96%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 126 (18.98%) Git (software)
2 78 (11.75%) Jenkins
3 66 (9.94%) Maven
4 28 (4.22%) JIRA
5 25 (3.77%) JUnit
6 23 (3.46%) GitLab
6 23 (3.46%) Gradle
7 22 (3.31%) TeamCity
8 16 (2.41%) webpack
9 15 (2.26%) JMeter
9 15 (2.26%) Selenium
9 15 (2.26%) Subversion
10 14 (2.11%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.36%) gulp
12 7 (1.05%) MLflow
13 6 (0.90%) Ant
13 6 (0.90%) CircleCI
13 6 (0.90%) Grunt
13 6 (0.90%) Jasmine
13 6 (0.90%) PhantomJS
General
1 185 (27.86%) Finance
2 180 (27.11%) Social Skills
3 174 (26.20%) Analytical Skills
4 120 (18.07%) Banking
5 93 (14.01%) Front Office
6 75 (11.30%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.77%) Public Sector
8 21 (3.16%) Marketing
9 20 (3.01%) Financial Institution
10 18 (2.71%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (2.26%) Retail
12 11 (1.66%) Electronics
12 11 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
13 10 (1.51%) Telecoms
14 8 (1.20%) Games
15 7 (1.05%) Back Office
15 7 (1.05%) Legal
16 6 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
17 5 (0.75%) Advertising
17 5 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 299 (45.03%) Developer
2 136 (20.48%) Java Developer
3 93 (14.01%) Data Scientist
4 59 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 56 (8.43%) Senior Developer
6 52 (7.83%) Data Engineer
7 48 (7.23%) Senior Java Developer
8 35 (5.27%) Core Java Developer
9 32 (4.82%) Front Office Developer
9 32 (4.82%) Python Developer
10 30 (4.52%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 28 (4.22%) Consultant
11 28 (4.22%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 27 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
13 24 (3.61%) Senior Data Scientist
14 20 (3.01%) Machine Learning Engineer
15 19 (2.86%) Scala Developer
16 18 (2.71%) Analyst
17 17 (2.56%) Python Engineer
18 16 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (10.54%) Kafka
2 60 (9.04%) React
3 54 (8.13%) HTML
4 53 (7.98%) RESTful
5 46 (6.93%) FIX Protocol
6 44 (6.63%) REST
7 41 (6.17%) Spring
8 40 (6.02%) CSS
9 39 (5.87%) Pandas
10 37 (5.57%) TensorFlow
11 36 (5.42%) AngularJS
12 33 (4.97%) PyTorch
13 32 (4.82%) .NET
14 30 (4.52%) NumPy
15 29 (4.37%) PySpark
15 29 (4.37%) Web Services
16 27 (4.07%) Node.js
16 27 (4.07%) scikit-learn
17 25 (3.77%) Keras
18 23 (3.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 251 (37.80%) Data Structures
2 73 (10.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 53 (7.98%) Derivative
3 53 (7.98%) Fixed Income
4 20 (3.01%) Equities
5 19 (2.86%) User Experience
6 13 (1.96%) Clustering
6 13 (1.96%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.81%) Cloud Native
8 11 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
9 9 (1.36%) Renewable Energy
10 8 (1.20%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.75%) PKI
12 5 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.75%) Tandem
12 5 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 118 (17.77%) Linux
2 45 (6.78%) Unix
3 18 (2.71%) Windows
4 15 (2.26%) Android
5 11 (1.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.15%) HPUX
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.15%) VMS
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (34.79%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (27.11%) Machine Learning
3 151 (22.74%) Software Engineering
4 145 (21.84%) Data Science
5 131 (19.73%) Analytics
6 127 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (18.52%) Mathematics
8 119 (17.92%) Computer Science
9 117 (17.62%) Multithreading
10 111 (16.72%) OO
11 104 (15.66%) Artificial Intelligence
12 103 (15.51%) Test Automation
13 101 (15.21%) Visualisation
14 99 (14.91%) CI/CD
15 84 (12.65%) DevOps
16 71 (10.69%) OOD
17 62 (9.34%) Scrum
18 59 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
19 56 (8.43%) Data Modelling
20 55 (8.28%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 329 (49.55%) Python
2 265 (39.91%) Java
3 182 (27.41%) SQL
4 99 (14.91%) JavaScript
5 94 (14.16%) C++
6 64 (9.64%) Java 8
7 63 (9.49%) Scala
8 60 (9.04%) R
9 44 (6.63%) C#
10 30 (4.52%) C
11 28 (4.22%) TypeScript
12 25 (3.77%) Bash
13 22 (3.31%) MATLAB
14 19 (2.86%) Shell Script
15 18 (2.71%) Go
15 18 (2.71%) Ruby
16 14 (2.11%) SPARQL
17 13 (1.96%) PL/SQL
18 12 (1.81%) ES6
19 11 (1.66%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 103 (15.51%) Degree
2 38 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.12%) PhD
4 31 (4.67%) SC Cleared
5 29 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (3.01%) Master's Degree
7 14 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.30%) CCNA
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.30%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) ISEB
12 1 (0.15%) MCITP
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.15%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.22%) Data Quality
2 19 (2.86%) QA
3 12 (1.81%) Accessibility
4 4 (0.60%) GDPR
5 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.30%) PMO
5 2 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 26262
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 105 (15.81%) Docker
2 5 (0.75%) HDFS
3 3 (0.45%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.30%) Firmware
4 2 (0.30%) iptables
4 2 (0.30%) KVM
4 2 (0.30%) Xen
5 1 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (12.35%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.61%) Kibana
3 19 (2.86%) Ansible
3 19 (2.86%) Terraform
4 18 (2.71%) logstash
5 11 (1.66%) Graphite
6 10 (1.51%) Puppet
7 8 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.05%) Oozie
9 4 (0.60%) Kubeflow
10 2 (0.30%) Ambari
10 2 (0.30%) Grafana
10 2 (0.30%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.30%) Istio
10 2 (0.30%) Opsgenie
11 1 (0.15%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (10.09%) Oracle
2 41 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.22%) ION Trading
4 16 (2.41%) Databricks
5 14 (2.11%) Google
6 11 (1.66%) Foundry
6 11 (1.66%) Palantir
7 10 (1.51%) Alteryx
8 9 (1.36%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.05%) Apple
9 7 (1.05%) Informatica
10 6 (0.90%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.60%) Facebook
11 4 (0.60%) MathWorks
11 4 (0.60%) Twitter
12 3 (0.45%) HP
12 3 (0.45%) IBM
12 3 (0.45%) New Relic
13 2 (0.30%) Dynatrace
13 2 (0.30%) Hortonworks