Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 320 296 360
Rank change year-on-year -24 +64 +51
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 712 904 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.58% 2.75% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 532 485
UK median daily rate £538 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £391 £370 £340
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £391
% change year-on-year +5.88% +8.63% -2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 6
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £22.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.81% -45.18% -2.35%
10th Percentile £9.50 £8.00 £23.79
90th Percentile £52.87 £50.35 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £9.80 £22.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -56.44% -45.78% -2.35%

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 27,587 32,832 32,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.37% 32.46% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,489 21,247 20,984
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,033 1,029 988
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.40% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.64 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.21% -5.00% -3.10%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -25 688 £550 +4.76% 492
London -41 442 £550 - 226
UK excluding London +60 255 £450 +5.88% 304
South East +3 83 £450 -10.00% 111
East of England +61 73 £563 +87.50% 72
North of England +20 32 £675 +68.75% 33
North West +13 24 £700 +75.00% 18
South West -4 24 £465 -7.00% 25
Midlands +48 23 £450 +5.88% 26
West Midlands +45 17 £450 +2.86% 11
Scotland +12 14 £450 +30.91% 26
Yorkshire +29 7 £463 -5.13% 9
East Midlands +22 6 £394 +3.62% 15
Northern Ireland -4 3 £433 -5.87% 9
Wales - 3 £325 - 3
North East +22 1 £700 +116.05% 6

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 380 (53.37%) Python
2 277 (38.90%) Data Science
3 251 (35.25%) Machine Learning
4 230 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (30.34%) Java
6 211 (29.63%) SQL
7 172 (24.16%) Analytics
7 172 (24.16%) Data Structures
8 168 (23.60%) Computer Science
9 160 (22.47%) Software Engineering
10 148 (20.79%) Degree
11 146 (20.51%) Mathematics
12 142 (19.94%) Artificial Intelligence
12 142 (19.94%) Hadoop
13 139 (19.52%) Finance
14 133 (18.68%) AWS
15 121 (16.99%) Apache Spark
16 118 (16.57%) Big Data
17 116 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
18 115 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
19 111 (15.59%) OO
20 104 (14.61%) DevOps
21 101 (14.19%) TDD
22 99 (13.90%) R
23 96 (13.48%) Docker
24 95 (13.34%) C++
25 94 (13.20%) Visualisation
26 91 (12.78%) Linux
27 87 (12.22%) REST
28 85 (11.94%) JavaScript

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
1 121 (16.99%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (4.07%) Apache
4 18 (2.53%) Jupyter
5 12 (1.69%) SAS
6 9 (1.26%) Apache Airflow
7 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.84%) Confluence
9 4 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.56%) IIS
10 2 (0.28%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.28%) Hyperledger
11 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.14%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.14%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.14%) IPython
11 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.84%) SPSS
3 4 (0.56%) Simulink
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.14%) EViews
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Stata
6 1 (0.14%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.14%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 133 (18.68%) AWS
2 68 (9.55%) Azure
3 64 (8.99%) GCP
4 42 (5.90%) Power Platform
5 19 (2.67%) GitHub
6 18 (2.53%) Amazon SageMaker
7 16 (2.25%) Amazon S3
7 16 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.11%) Serverless
9 12 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
11 8 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.12%) Google Analytics
12 5 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
13 4 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
14 3 (0.42%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.98%) Internet
2 6 (0.84%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.56%) DHCP
4 3 (0.42%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.42%) Firewall
5 2 (0.28%) HTTP
5 2 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.28%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.28%) SSL
5 2 (0.28%) VPN
5 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.28%) X.509
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) FTP
6 1 (0.14%) ICMP
6 1 (0.14%) POP3
6 1 (0.14%) SMTP
6 1 (0.14%) SSH
6 1 (0.14%) Telnet
6 1 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (19.94%) Hadoop
2 118 (16.57%) Big Data
3 55 (7.72%) NoSQL
4 53 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (6.04%) Relational Database
6 42 (5.90%) Power BI
7 39 (5.48%) SQL Server
8 37 (5.20%) Apache Hive
9 33 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (3.93%) MongoDB
11 24 (3.37%) Amazon Redshift
12 21 (2.95%) Data Lake
13 19 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (2.67%) Neo4j
14 18 (2.53%) Data Mining
15 16 (2.25%) RDBMS
16 15 (2.11%) Impala
16 15 (2.11%) QlikView
17 14 (1.97%) MySQL
18 13 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 78 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.21%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.37%) JUnit
4 17 (2.39%) JIRA
5 15 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 14 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
7 13 (1.83%) TeamCity
7 13 (1.83%) webpack
8 12 (1.69%) Bitbucket
8 12 (1.69%) Selenium
9 11 (1.54%) Maven
9 11 (1.54%) Mercurial
10 9 (1.26%) Mocha
10 9 (1.26%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.26%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.12%) Subversion
12 7 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.84%) Mockito
13 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.56%) TestNG
General
1 139 (19.52%) Finance
2 64 (8.99%) Banking
3 39 (5.48%) Front Office
4 34 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 34 (4.78%) Marketing
5 27 (3.79%) Retail
6 20 (2.81%) Legal
7 16 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.26%) Games
10 8 (1.12%) Advertising
10 8 (1.12%) Publishing
11 7 (0.98%) Electronics
11 7 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.84%) Law
13 5 (0.70%) Automotive
14 4 (0.56%) Public Sector
15 3 (0.42%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.42%) Billing
16 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 263 (36.94%) Developer
2 133 (18.68%) Data Scientist
3 78 (10.96%) Data Engineer
4 75 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 64 (8.99%) Python Developer
6 51 (7.16%) Senior Developer
7 49 (6.88%) Software Engineer
8 46 (6.46%) Analyst
9 40 (5.62%) Python Engineer
10 35 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
11 30 (4.21%) Data Analyst
12 24 (3.37%) Machine Learning Scientist
13 23 (3.23%) Architect
14 22 (3.09%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (2.67%) Consultant
16 18 (2.53%) .NET Developer
17 17 (2.39%) AWS Developer
17 17 (2.39%) Machine Learning Engineer
17 17 (2.39%) Senior Data Scientist
17 17 (2.39%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.22%) REST
2 53 (7.44%) Kafka
2 53 (7.44%) Natural Language Processing
3 48 (6.74%) RESTful
4 44 (6.18%) .NET
4 44 (6.18%) Node.js
4 44 (6.18%) Pandas
4 44 (6.18%) Spring
4 44 (6.18%) Web Services
5 42 (5.90%) scikit-learn
6 40 (5.62%) NumPy
7 38 (5.34%) SciPy
8 36 (5.06%) HTML
8 36 (5.06%) React
9 32 (4.49%) CSS
10 29 (4.07%) AngularJS
11 28 (3.93%) TensorFlow
12 27 (3.79%) Spring Boot
13 25 (3.51%) HTML5
14 24 (3.37%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 172 (24.16%) Data Structures
2 115 (16.15%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.79%) User Experience
5 22 (3.09%) Equities
6 21 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.11%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.97%) Clustering
8 14 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.83%) Derivative
9 13 (1.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 13 (1.83%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.54%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.40%) Industry 4.0
11 10 (1.40%) Life Science
11 10 (1.40%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.40%) NHS
11 10 (1.40%) VHDL
11 10 (1.40%) Video\Live Streaming
12 9 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 91 (12.78%) Linux
2 38 (5.34%) Unix
3 23 (3.23%) Windows
4 14 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.69%) Android
6 5 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.42%) CentOS
9 2 (0.28%) AIX
9 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (38.90%) Data Science
2 251 (35.25%) Machine Learning
3 230 (32.30%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (24.16%) Analytics
5 168 (23.60%) Computer Science
6 160 (22.47%) Software Engineering
7 146 (20.51%) Mathematics
8 142 (19.94%) Artificial Intelligence
9 116 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
10 111 (15.59%) OO
11 104 (14.61%) DevOps
12 101 (14.19%) TDD
13 94 (13.20%) Visualisation
14 85 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
15 80 (11.24%) Microservices
16 71 (9.97%) Data Analysis
17 66 (9.27%) Statistics
18 64 (8.99%) Data Modelling
18 64 (8.99%) ETL
19 60 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 380 (53.37%) Python
2 216 (30.34%) Java
3 211 (29.63%) SQL
4 99 (13.90%) R
5 95 (13.34%) C++
6 85 (11.94%) JavaScript
7 66 (9.27%) C
7 66 (9.27%) Scala
8 53 (7.44%) C#
9 32 (4.49%) Java 8
10 31 (4.35%) MATLAB
10 31 (4.35%) TypeScript
11 21 (2.95%) Go
12 11 (1.54%) Perl
13 10 (1.40%) Embedded C
13 10 (1.40%) Groovy
14 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.98%) Apple Swift
15 7 (0.98%) PHP
15 7 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 148 (20.79%) Degree
2 79 (11.10%) PhD
3 67 (9.41%) Security Cleared
4 45 (6.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 34 (4.78%) SC Cleared
6 30 (4.21%) Master's Degree
7 27 (3.79%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.83%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.14%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) CISSP
11 1 (0.14%) HNC
11 1 (0.14%) OCP
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.06%) QA
2 25 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.40%) GDPR
4 6 (0.84%) GxP
5 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.56%) DO-254
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) EMIR
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (13.48%) Docker
2 13 (1.83%) HDFS
3 9 (1.26%) Firmware
4 2 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.28%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (8.29%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.40%) Hadoop YARN
3 7 (0.98%) Terraform
4 6 (0.84%) Ansible
5 5 (0.70%) Control-M
6 4 (0.56%) Oozie
6 4 (0.56%) WSUS
7 3 (0.42%) Puppet
8 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.28%) Salt
9 1 (0.14%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Kibana
9 1 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.14%) QRadar
9 1 (0.14%) Suricata
Vendors
1 58 (8.15%) Google
2 48 (6.74%) Tableau
3 31 (4.35%) Oracle
4 22 (3.09%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.40%) Cloudera
5 10 (1.40%) Hortonworks
6 9 (1.26%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 9 (1.26%) Dataiku
7 7 (0.98%) Informatica
8 5 (0.70%) Teradata
9 4 (0.56%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.56%) BMC
9 4 (0.56%) Cadence
9 4 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (0.56%) RapidMiner
9 4 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.42%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.42%) Demandware
10 3 (0.42%) Splunk
10 3 (0.42%) Talend