Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 320 368
Rank change year-on-year +28 +48 +67
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 883 768 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 2.28% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 547 425
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £320
90th Percentile £750 £688 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -13.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 14
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.95% +18.00%
10th Percentile £22.96 £8.00 £30.08
90th Percentile £55.25 £57.50 £63.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £41.50 £44.25
% change year-on-year +5.42% -6.21% +18.00%

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 32,903 33,634 31,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.02% 33.45% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,672 22,472 20,605
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 983 1,121
UK median hourly rate £20.38 £20.91 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.14 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +0.03%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +43 853 £550 - 655
London +48 645 £575 - 303
UK excluding London -23 228 £450 +5.88% 372
South East +28 84 £455 +1.11% 109
East of England +13 46 £475 +5.56% 120
South West -29 34 £538 +19.44% 58
Midlands -7 23 £438 +2.94% 30
Scotland -23 19 £325 -14.47% 14
West Midlands -27 18 £444 +4.41% 14
North of England -46 16 £475 +11.76% 36
Yorkshire -42 9 £475 +13.77% 10
East Midlands +2 5 £350 -37.50% 16
Northern Ireland +29 4 £433 - 5
North West -18 4 £371 -13.66% 23
North East 0 3 £450 +5.88% 3
Wales -8 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 390 (44.17%) Python
2 317 (35.90%) Data Science
3 306 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
4 289 (32.73%) Data Structures
5 277 (31.37%) Java
6 263 (29.78%) SQL
7 255 (28.88%) Finance
8 253 (28.65%) Computer Science
9 251 (28.43%) Machine Learning
10 213 (24.12%) Analytics
11 212 (24.01%) OO
12 196 (22.20%) Degree
13 193 (21.86%) Amazon AWS
14 189 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
15 173 (19.59%) Big Data
16 168 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
17 163 (18.46%) Apache Spark
18 161 (18.23%) Mathematics
19 157 (17.78%) JavaScript
20 154 (17.44%) Hadoop
21 152 (17.21%) C++
22 145 (16.42%) Software Engineering
23 130 (14.72%) TDD
23 130 (14.72%) OOD
24 128 (14.50%) Git (software)
25 127 (14.38%) C#
26 123 (13.93%) Scala
27 119 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
28 116 (13.14%) Linux
28 116 (13.14%) Artificial Intelligence

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 (18.46%) Apache Spark
2 44 (4.98%) SAS
3 32 (3.62%) Apache
4 31 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (2.49%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.15%) IPython
7 14 (1.59%) Confluence
8 8 (0.91%) Apache Pig
8 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (0.91%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.68%) IIS
11 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.57%) WordPress
12 4 (0.45%) CMS
12 4 (0.45%) JBoss
12 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.13%) Simulink
3 9 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) SPSS
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.23%) InVision
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) ION MarketView
1 11 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.45%) Eloqua
2 4 (0.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 193 (21.86%) Amazon AWS
2 119 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 34 (3.85%) GitHub
5 32 (3.62%) Amazon EMR
6 26 (2.94%) Heroku
7 22 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 19 (2.15%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
9 13 (1.47%) Serverless
10 12 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.25%) Google Analytics
12 10 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (1.13%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (1.13%) SaaS
13 9 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (1.02%) Data Lake Analytics
13 9 (1.02%) Office 365
14 8 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.81%) HTTP
2 14 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.25%) Internet
4 10 (1.13%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.91%) IMAP
5 8 (0.91%) SMTP
5 8 (0.91%) WAAS
6 7 (0.79%) Firewall
6 7 (0.79%) Software-Defined Radio
7 6 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.68%) LTE
7 6 (0.68%) Skype
8 5 (0.57%) 3GPP
8 5 (0.57%) FIX Connectivity
8 5 (0.57%) SSL
8 5 (0.57%) Wireless
9 4 (0.45%) BIG-IP
9 4 (0.45%) Intranet
9 4 (0.45%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (19.59%) Big Data
2 154 (17.44%) Hadoop
3 89 (10.08%) NoSQL
4 84 (9.51%) SQL Server
5 73 (8.27%) Relational Database
6 65 (7.36%) Apache Hive
7 51 (5.78%) Power BI
8 48 (5.44%) Data Mining
9 36 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (3.96%) MongoDB
11 33 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (3.28%) HBase
13 28 (3.17%) RDBMS
14 24 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (2.49%) Redis
16 18 (2.04%) Data Lake
16 18 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
17 17 (1.93%) MySQL
18 14 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
19 13 (1.47%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 128 (14.50%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 37 (4.19%) webpack
4 34 (3.85%) Selenium
5 31 (3.51%) JIRA
6 25 (2.83%) JUnit
7 24 (2.72%) Maven
8 23 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
9 21 (2.38%) PostCSS
10 20 (2.27%) Visual Studio
11 18 (2.04%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.70%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.70%) PhantomJS
12 15 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.47%) Mercurial
14 11 (1.25%) Jasmine
15 10 (1.13%) WebDriver
16 9 (1.02%) Mocha
17 8 (0.91%) Grunt
17 8 (0.91%) MSTest
General
1 255 (28.88%) Finance
2 60 (6.80%) Banking
3 47 (5.32%) Marketing
4 46 (5.21%) Front Office
5 33 (3.74%) Legal
5 33 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 31 (3.51%) Retail
7 20 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 19 (2.15%) Games
9 9 (1.02%) Electronics
9 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.91%) Law
11 5 (0.57%) Advertising
11 5 (0.57%) Military
12 4 (0.45%) Automotive
12 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.23%) Arabic Language
14 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 419 (47.45%) Developer
2 134 (15.18%) Data Scientist
3 122 (13.82%) Java Developer
4 67 (7.59%) Data Engineer
5 60 (6.80%) React Developer
6 59 (6.68%) Software Engineer
7 57 (6.46%) Python Developer
8 56 (6.34%) Senior Developer
9 46 (5.21%) Architect
10 43 (4.87%) Analyst
11 31 (3.51%) C# Developer
11 31 (3.51%) Scala Developer
12 30 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 29 (3.28%) Python Engineer
13 29 (3.28%) Quantitative Developer
13 29 (3.28%) Software Developer
14 28 (3.17%) Big Data Engineer
15 26 (2.94%) Agile Developer
15 26 (2.94%) Data Analyst
15 26 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (11.21%) HTML
2 98 (11.10%) REST
3 96 (10.87%) Kafka
4 87 (9.85%) CSS
5 79 (8.95%) Redux
6 75 (8.49%) React
7 74 (8.38%) .NET
8 70 (7.93%) Web Services
9 68 (7.70%) TensorFlow
10 67 (7.59%) Spring
11 64 (7.25%) AngularJS
12 57 (6.46%) NumPy
13 54 (6.12%) Node.js
14 43 (4.87%) Natural Language Processing
15 41 (4.64%) Pandas
16 37 (4.19%) RESTful
17 36 (4.08%) Flask
17 36 (4.08%) HTML5
18 31 (3.51%) Caffe
19 30 (3.40%) Theano
Miscellaneous
1 289 (32.73%) Data Structures
2 189 (21.40%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (6.46%) User Experience
4 49 (5.55%) Fintech
5 41 (4.64%) Hedge funds
6 39 (4.42%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 23 (2.60%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.27%) NHS
10 18 (2.04%) Linked Data
11 17 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (1.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 15 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
13 14 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.59%) Robotics
14 13 (1.47%) Equities
15 12 (1.36%) HoloLens
16 11 (1.25%) Fixed Income
17 10 (1.13%) VHDL
18 9 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.14%) Linux
2 47 (5.32%) Unix
3 35 (3.96%) Android
4 27 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.72%) Windows
6 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (35.90%) Data Science
2 306 (34.65%) Agile Software Development
3 253 (28.65%) Computer Science
4 251 (28.43%) Machine Learning
5 213 (24.12%) Analytics
6 212 (24.01%) OO
7 168 (19.03%) Problem-Solving
8 161 (18.23%) Mathematics
9 145 (16.42%) Software Engineering
10 130 (14.72%) OOD
10 130 (14.72%) TDD
11 116 (13.14%) Artificial Intelligence
12 104 (11.78%) Test Automation
13 99 (11.21%) Statistics
14 88 (9.97%) Visualisation
15 87 (9.85%) Deep Learning
16 86 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (9.74%) DevOps
17 81 (9.17%) Open Source
18 77 (8.72%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 390 (44.17%) Python
2 277 (31.37%) Java
3 263 (29.78%) SQL
4 157 (17.78%) JavaScript
5 152 (17.21%) C++
6 127 (14.38%) C#
7 123 (13.93%) Scala
8 96 (10.87%) R
9 60 (6.80%) C
10 56 (6.34%) MATLAB
11 54 (6.12%) TypeScript
12 35 (3.96%) Java 8
13 31 (3.51%) ES6
14 25 (2.83%) PHP
15 21 (2.38%) Bash Shell
16 19 (2.15%) Cython
16 19 (2.15%) Go
16 19 (2.15%) Rust
17 18 (2.04%) Apple Swift
18 12 (1.36%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 196 (22.20%) Degree
2 74 (8.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 68 (7.70%) Master's Degree
4 56 (6.34%) PhD
5 43 (4.87%) Security Cleared
6 27 (3.06%) SC Cleared
7 14 (1.59%) Numerate Degree
8 10 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.23%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.23%) MBA
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.11%) OSCP
11 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.19%) QA
2 28 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.45%) MISRA
5 3 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.34%) HL7
6 2 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
System Software
1 89 (10.08%) Docker
2 14 (1.59%) Apache Flume
2 14 (1.59%) HDFS
3 7 (0.79%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.68%) Firmware
5 4 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.45%) KVM
5 4 (0.45%) LXC
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.11%) etcd
7 1 (0.11%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (4.42%) Kubernetes
2 25 (2.83%) Ansible
3 20 (2.27%) Terraform
4 6 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.57%) Control-M
5 5 (0.57%) Kibana
5 5 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.57%) Puppet
6 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.34%) logstash
7 3 (0.34%) Oozie
8 2 (0.23%) collectd
8 2 (0.23%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.23%) Packer
8 2 (0.23%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.23%) SELinux
8 2 (0.23%) StatsD
9 1 (0.11%) Consul
9 1 (0.11%) Marathon
Vendors
1 70 (7.93%) Oracle
2 67 (7.59%) Google
3 58 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 37 (4.19%) Tableau
5 30 (3.40%) Cloudera
6 27 (3.06%) Hortonworks
7 25 (2.83%) Databricks
8 20 (2.27%) Alteryx
9 19 (2.15%) Talend
10 18 (2.04%) SAP
11 17 (1.93%) Informatica
12 15 (1.70%) Twitter
13 12 (1.36%) ION Trading
14 8 (0.91%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.91%) Citrix
14 8 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.91%) Sybase
15 6 (0.68%) Adobe
16 5 (0.57%) Fidessa
16 5 (0.57%) IBM