Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 349 416
Rank change year-on-year +59 +67 +90
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 921 687 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.70% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 2.04% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 485 436
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £370 £338 £300
90th Percentile £700 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 11
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £41.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.78% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £8.00 £22.04 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.80 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £41.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -54.82% -2.35% +8.97%

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 35,098 33,751 37,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.15% 34.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,914 22,048 24,238
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,073 1,052 1,251
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.45 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +70 882 £525 +1.94% 539
London +67 679 £550 -4.35% 272
UK excluding London -17 239 £425 +9.68% 296
South East +18 107 £500 +44.93% 92
North of England -22 36 £400 -2.44% 26
East of England +9 29 £300 -28.59% 80
Scotland -41 29 £344 -9.54% 20
North West -1 24 £400 +18.08% 13
South West -9 15 £500 +17.65% 46
Midlands -30 15 £400 -3.09% 23
West Midlands -41 9 £438 +2.94% 14
Northern Ireland +40 8 £460 +15.00% 7
East Midlands +6 6 £380 -5.00% 9
Yorkshire -45 6 £488 +14.71% 9
North East - 6 £324 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 409 (44.41%) Python
2 312 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 304 (33.01%) Java
4 293 (31.81%) Data Structures
4 293 (31.81%) Data Science
5 287 (31.16%) Finance
6 286 (31.05%) Machine Learning
7 258 (28.01%) SQL
8 253 (27.47%) Computer Science
9 213 (23.13%) Analytics
10 212 (23.02%) Degree
11 202 (21.93%) OO
12 177 (19.22%) Mathematics
13 173 (18.78%) JavaScript
14 168 (18.24%) Git (software)
15 167 (18.13%) Hadoop
16 161 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
17 158 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
18 157 (17.05%) Big Data
19 156 (16.94%) Apache Spark
20 152 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
21 148 (16.07%) Linux
22 145 (15.74%) C++
22 145 (15.74%) TDD
23 140 (15.20%) HTML
24 134 (14.55%) C#
25 131 (14.22%) Scala
26 120 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
27 119 (12.92%) OOD
28 114 (12.38%) 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
1 156 (16.94%) Apache Spark
2 45 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
3 41 (4.45%) Apache
4 36 (3.91%) SAS
5 20 (2.17%) Apache Solr
6 18 (1.95%) Confluence
7 16 (1.74%) nginx
8 12 (1.30%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.19%) Apache Pig
10 10 (1.09%) IIS
11 8 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.87%) WordPress
12 7 (0.76%) Apache Airflow
12 7 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.43%) CMS
13 4 (0.43%) Jetty
13 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.33%) IPython
14 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.87%) Chatbot
3 7 (0.76%) Simulink
4 5 (0.54%) SPSS
5 4 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.43%) InVision
5 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) Eloqua
1 8 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.22%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.11%) Finacle
3 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 158 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (4.67%) GitHub
4 37 (4.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 24 (2.61%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.50%) Google Analytics
7 22 (2.39%) Heroku
8 18 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
10 13 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.76%) BrowserStack
11 7 (0.76%) PaaS
11 7 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
12 5 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
12 5 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.54%) Office 365
12 5 (0.54%) Serverless
13 4 (0.43%) IaaS
13 4 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.50%) HTTP
2 18 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.85%) Kerberos
4 14 (1.52%) 5G
4 14 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 14 (1.52%) Internet
5 10 (1.09%) VPN
6 9 (0.98%) 3GPP
6 9 (0.98%) GSM
6 9 (0.98%) LTE
6 9 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (0.98%) UMTS
7 8 (0.87%) SSL
7 8 (0.87%) VoLTE
7 8 (0.87%) Wireless
8 7 (0.76%) Firewall
8 7 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
9 6 (0.65%) Network Security
10 4 (0.43%) BIG-IP
10 4 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (18.13%) Hadoop
2 157 (17.05%) Big Data
3 102 (11.07%) SQL Server
4 98 (10.64%) NoSQL
5 94 (10.21%) Relational Database
6 65 (7.06%) MongoDB
7 55 (5.97%) Data Mining
8 50 (5.43%) Apache Hive
9 49 (5.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 46 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
11 42 (4.56%) HBase
12 39 (4.23%) RDBMS
13 29 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (3.15%) MySQL
14 24 (2.61%) Power BI
15 18 (1.95%) Spotfire
16 17 (1.85%) Data Lake
16 17 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (1.63%) Neo4j
18 13 (1.41%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 168 (18.24%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.32%) JIRA
3 46 (4.99%) Jenkins
4 42 (4.56%) Selenium
4 42 (4.56%) webpack
5 27 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 27 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (2.82%) JUnit
7 25 (2.71%) PostCSS
8 24 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 22 (2.39%) PhantomJS
10 19 (2.06%) Jasmine
11 17 (1.85%) Maven
12 15 (1.63%) Grunt
12 15 (1.63%) gulp
13 12 (1.30%) Subversion
14 10 (1.09%) Bitbucket
14 10 (1.09%) Mocha
14 10 (1.09%) MSTest
15 9 (0.98%) Gerrit
General
1 287 (31.16%) Finance
2 83 (9.01%) Banking
3 73 (7.93%) Front Office
4 51 (5.54%) Marketing
5 43 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 38 (4.13%) Games
7 24 (2.61%) Retail
8 17 (1.85%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.41%) Electronics
10 12 (1.30%) Back Office
10 12 (1.30%) Legal
11 7 (0.76%) Law
12 6 (0.65%) Advertising
13 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.43%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.22%) Automotive
16 2 (0.22%) Military
16 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 505 (54.83%) Developer
2 160 (17.37%) Java Developer
3 129 (14.01%) Data Scientist
4 72 (7.82%) Python Developer
5 63 (6.84%) Data Engineer
6 54 (5.86%) React Developer
7 50 (5.43%) C# Developer
7 50 (5.43%) Senior Developer
8 42 (4.56%) Software Engineer
9 37 (4.02%) JavaScript Developer
10 34 (3.69%) Analyst
11 33 (3.58%) Big Data Engineer
12 30 (3.26%) Front Office Developer
12 30 (3.26%) Python Engineer
13 29 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 23 (2.50%) Consultant
14 23 (2.50%) Digital Developer
15 20 (2.17%) Backend Developer
15 20 (2.17%) SQL Developer
16 19 (2.06%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (15.20%) HTML
2 106 (11.51%) CSS
3 95 (10.31%) .NET
4 87 (9.45%) REST
5 82 (8.90%) Kafka
6 79 (8.58%) AngularJS
7 76 (8.25%) Redux
8 63 (6.84%) TensorFlow
9 61 (6.62%) Natural Language Processing
10 58 (6.30%) Spring
11 54 (5.86%) HTML5
11 54 (5.86%) Web Services
12 50 (5.43%) React
13 44 (4.78%) Node.js
14 41 (4.45%) Pandas
14 41 (4.45%) RESTful
15 39 (4.23%) Keras
16 38 (4.13%) jQuery
17 36 (3.91%) Chai
17 36 (3.91%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 293 (31.81%) Data Structures
2 253 (27.47%) Computer Science
3 152 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.62%) User Experience
5 44 (4.78%) Fintech
6 32 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (3.47%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.39%) Hedge funds
9 19 (2.06%) HoloLens
9 19 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.85%) Derivative
11 16 (1.74%) Cloud Native
12 15 (1.63%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.41%) Equities
13 13 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 13 (1.41%) Fixed Income
14 11 (1.19%) Social Media
15 9 (0.98%) Animation
16 8 (0.87%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 148 (16.07%) Linux
2 93 (10.10%) Unix
3 33 (3.58%) Apple iOS
4 32 (3.47%) Android
5 29 (3.15%) Windows
6 7 (0.76%) CentOS
6 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.54%) DC/OS
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.33%) VMS
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (31.81%) Data Science
3 286 (31.05%) Machine Learning
4 213 (23.13%) Analytics
5 202 (21.93%) OO
6 177 (19.22%) Mathematics
7 161 (17.48%) Problem-Solving
8 145 (15.74%) TDD
9 120 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
10 119 (12.92%) OOD
11 114 (12.38%) Software Engineering
12 109 (11.83%) OOP
13 107 (11.62%) Artificial Intelligence
14 99 (10.75%) Deep Learning
15 98 (10.64%) Visualisation
16 95 (10.31%) Test Automation
17 89 (9.66%) DevOps
18 88 (9.55%) Scrum
19 83 (9.01%) Multithreading
19 83 (9.01%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 409 (44.41%) Python
2 304 (33.01%) Java
3 258 (28.01%) SQL
4 173 (18.78%) JavaScript
5 145 (15.74%) C++
6 134 (14.55%) C#
7 131 (14.22%) Scala
8 114 (12.38%) R
9 64 (6.95%) MATLAB
10 59 (6.41%) C
11 49 (5.32%) Java 8
12 44 (4.78%) TypeScript
13 37 (4.02%) ES6
14 34 (3.69%) Go
15 23 (2.50%) PHP
16 22 (2.39%) Apple Swift
17 21 (2.28%) Bash Shell
18 17 (1.85%) Perl
19 16 (1.74%) Shell Script
20 15 (1.63%) Rust
Qualifications
1 212 (23.02%) Degree
2 76 (8.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 71 (7.71%) PhD
4 61 (6.62%) Master's Degree
5 26 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 19 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.43%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CISA
10 3 (0.33%) CISM
10 3 (0.33%) CISSP
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
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%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.34%) QA
2 17 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.76%) GDPR
4 5 (0.54%) GCP
5 2 (0.22%) MiFID
5 2 (0.22%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.11%) DO-254
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) PSD2
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (11.62%) Docker
2 33 (3.58%) HDFS
3 26 (2.82%) Apache Flume
4 6 (0.65%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.43%) KVM
5 4 (0.43%) LXC
6 2 (0.22%) etcd
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (5.54%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.82%) Ansible
3 16 (1.74%) Terraform
4 15 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.65%) Oozie
6 6 (0.65%) Puppet
7 5 (0.54%) Mesos
8 4 (0.43%) CSIRT
8 4 (0.43%) SELinux
8 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.22%) Consul
9 2 (0.22%) Control-M
9 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.11%) collectd
10 1 (0.11%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.11%) Kibana
10 1 (0.11%) RSA Security Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) StatsD
Vendors
1 76 (8.25%) Google
2 67 (7.27%) Oracle
3 48 (5.21%) Microsoft
4 29 (3.15%) Tableau
5 25 (2.71%) Alteryx
6 24 (2.61%) Twitter
7 18 (1.95%) Hortonworks
8 16 (1.74%) Capita
9 15 (1.63%) MapR
10 13 (1.41%) SAP
10 13 (1.41%) Talend
11 12 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.19%) Databricks
12 11 (1.19%) Informatica
13 10 (1.09%) Adobe
14 9 (0.98%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.87%) Actix
15 8 (0.87%) Huawei
15 8 (0.87%) Mapinfo
15 8 (0.87%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud