Period
to 27 October 2020

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 27 October 2020 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 288 312 299
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13 +40
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 259 694 872
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.82% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.37% 2.63% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 497 503
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +0.96%
10th Percentile £315 £379 £363
90th Percentile £713 £711 £702
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £405
% change year-on-year -2.22% +11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 15
Median hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% +166.67% -63.86%
10th Percentile £34.56 £9.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.56 £51.25 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £19.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year +160.69% -4.10% -51.81%

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 10,947 26,382 33,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.82% 31.29% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,958 16,780 21,668
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £263 £275
90th Percentile £713 £669 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £422
% change year-on-year -2.94% +0.71% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 1,046 1,040
Median hourly rate £31.61 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.68% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.77 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.75 £19.03
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.04% -1.60%

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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 +17 236 £525 -4.55% 303
London +18 167 £550 - 158
UK excluding London +87 69 £440 -2.22% 165
Work from Home -87 27 £450 -18.92% 68
South East +102 21 £475 +5.56% 55
East of England +50 19 £538 -10.42% 22
South West +99 10 £455 +2.25% 20
North of England +93 6 £375 -33.33% 28
Midlands +79 6 £475 +40.74% 20
North West +64 5 £375 -37.50% 8
Wales +41 5 £143 -56.15% 2
East Midlands +41 4 £475 +72.73% 4
Scotland +63 2 £488 +11.43% 17
West Midlands +59 2 £675 +50.00% 16
Yorkshire +75 1 - - 12

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 126 (48.65%) Python
2 84 (32.43%) Machine Learning
3 81 (31.27%) Java
4 74 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (27.03%) Data Science
6 65 (25.10%) Data Structures
7 57 (22.01%) SQL
8 56 (21.62%) Computer Science
9 55 (21.24%) Mathematics
10 54 (20.85%) C++
11 53 (20.46%) Degree
12 52 (20.08%) Analytics
13 50 (19.31%) Finance
14 43 (16.60%) Software Engineering
14 43 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
15 40 (15.44%) Visualisation
15 40 (15.44%) JavaScript
16 37 (14.29%) Big Data
17 36 (13.90%) DevOps
17 36 (13.90%) Apache Spark
17 36 (13.90%) Linux
18 33 (12.74%) OO
19 32 (12.36%) Statistics
20 31 (11.97%) Azure
21 30 (11.58%) Security Cleared
21 30 (11.58%) TDD
22 29 (11.20%) Hadoop
23 28 (10.81%) Git (software)
23 28 (10.81%) Test Automation
23 28 (10.81%) 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 36 (13.90%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.63%) CMS
3 10 (3.86%) Apache
4 4 (1.54%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.77%) JBoss
6 2 (0.77%) JCAPS
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.93%) Simulink
3 3 (1.16%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.39%) Blender
4 1 (0.39%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.39%) CPLEX
4 1 (0.39%) Maya
4 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Advent Geneva
2 1 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.97%) Azure
2 25 (9.65%) AWS
3 17 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (5.41%) GCP
5 7 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 7 (2.70%) Serverless
6 5 (1.93%) PaaS
7 4 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.54%) IaaS
7 4 (1.54%) OpenShift
8 3 (1.16%) Office 365
8 3 (1.16%) SaaS
9 2 (0.77%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (0.77%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.77%) BrowserStack
9 2 (0.77%) GitHub
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.09%) Internet
2 5 (1.93%) Firewall
2 5 (1.93%) S/MIME
2 5 (1.93%) SSL
3 4 (1.54%) Network Security
3 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.77%) 802.11
5 2 (0.77%) DMZ
5 2 (0.77%) HTTP
5 2 (0.77%) Intranet
5 2 (0.77%) SSH
5 2 (0.77%) VPN
5 2 (0.77%) WAN
5 2 (0.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.39%) DNS
6 1 (0.39%) DSL
6 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.39%) RS-232
6 1 (0.39%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.29%) Big Data
2 29 (11.20%) Hadoop
3 26 (10.04%) Data Mining
4 16 (6.18%) Apache Hive
5 14 (5.41%) Tableau
6 11 (4.25%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 8 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.09%) MySQL
8 8 (3.09%) Redis
9 7 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.70%) Power BI
9 7 (2.70%) SQL Server
10 6 (2.32%) Spark SQL
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.54%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.54%) OLAP
12 4 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (1.54%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 28 (10.81%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (2.32%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.54%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.54%) JIRA
5 4 (1.54%) JUnit
5 4 (1.54%) Selenium
6 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.16%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.16%) Postman
7 2 (0.77%) CMake
7 2 (0.77%) Gradle
7 2 (0.77%) Grunt
7 2 (0.77%) gulp
7 2 (0.77%) Maven
7 2 (0.77%) Subversion
7 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.39%) webpack
General
1 50 (19.31%) Finance
2 24 (9.27%) Banking
3 16 (6.18%) Front Office
3 16 (6.18%) Marketing
4 11 (4.25%) Retail
5 9 (3.47%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.09%) Electronics
6 8 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.70%) Law
8 6 (2.32%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.54%) Games
9 4 (1.54%) Public Sector
10 3 (1.16%) Legal
10 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.77%) Police
12 1 (0.39%) Advertising
12 1 (0.39%) Automotive
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 92 (35.52%) Developer
2 52 (20.08%) Data Scientist
3 33 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 18 (6.95%) Software Engineer
5 15 (5.79%) Python Developer
6 11 (4.25%) Architect
6 11 (4.25%) Consultant
6 11 (4.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 10 (3.86%) C++ Developer
8 9 (3.47%) Analyst
9 8 (3.09%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (3.09%) Senior Data Scientist
10 7 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
10 7 (2.70%) Data Consultant
10 7 (2.70%) Data Engineer
10 7 (2.70%) Python Engineer
11 6 (2.32%) Developer Analyst
11 6 (2.32%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.32%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.42%) TensorFlow
2 26 (10.04%) AngularJS
3 25 (9.65%) PyTorch
4 24 (9.27%) React
5 19 (7.34%) NumPy
5 19 (7.34%) Spring
6 18 (6.95%) FIX Protocol
7 17 (6.56%) REST
7 17 (6.56%) scikit-learn
8 15 (5.79%) Keras
9 14 (5.41%) Pandas
10 12 (4.63%) Kafka
10 12 (4.63%) Natural Language Processing
11 11 (4.25%) CSS
12 10 (3.86%) HTML
12 10 (3.86%) Spring Boot
13 9 (3.47%) XGBoost
14 8 (3.09%) .NET
14 8 (3.09%) Web Services
15 7 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (25.10%) Data Structures
2 43 (16.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.18%) PKI
4 10 (3.86%) User Experience
5 9 (3.47%) Analytical Mindset
5 9 (3.47%) Social Media
6 8 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.70%) CUDA
8 6 (2.32%) FMCG
9 5 (1.93%) Derivative
9 5 (1.93%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.93%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.54%) Blog
10 4 (1.54%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.54%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.54%) YubiKey
11 3 (1.16%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.16%) Media Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.90%) Linux
2 9 (3.47%) Windows
3 8 (3.09%) Unix
4 4 (1.54%) Android
5 2 (0.77%) Robot Operating System
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (32.43%) Machine Learning
2 74 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (27.03%) Data Science
4 56 (21.62%) Computer Science
5 55 (21.24%) Mathematics
6 52 (20.08%) Analytics
7 43 (16.60%) Software Engineering
8 40 (15.44%) Visualisation
9 36 (13.90%) DevOps
10 33 (12.74%) OO
11 32 (12.36%) Statistics
12 30 (11.58%) TDD
13 28 (10.81%) Artificial Intelligence
13 28 (10.81%) Test Automation
14 26 (10.04%) Data Analysis
14 26 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (9.27%) Deep Learning
16 23 (8.88%) OOD
17 22 (8.49%) Data Visualisation
18 21 (8.11%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 126 (48.65%) Python
2 81 (31.27%) Java
3 57 (22.01%) SQL
4 54 (20.85%) C++
5 40 (15.44%) JavaScript
6 21 (8.11%) R
7 18 (6.95%) C
8 17 (6.56%) Java 8
9 16 (6.18%) C#
9 16 (6.18%) Scala
10 12 (4.63%) MATLAB
11 7 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.32%) PHP
12 6 (2.32%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.54%) Groovy
13 4 (1.54%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.54%) VBA
14 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.16%) VB
15 2 (0.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 53 (20.46%) Degree
2 30 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.27%) Numerate Degree
4 19 (7.34%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.18%) PhD
6 8 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.09%) Master's Degree
7 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.54%) CISSP
9 2 (0.77%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.39%) CISM
10 1 (0.39%) CRISC
10 1 (0.39%) MBA
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.39%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.39%) NCSC
3 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.86%) Docker
2 7 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.77%) etcd
3 2 (0.77%) Varnish
3 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.56%) Kubernetes
2 12 (4.63%) Terraform
3 3 (1.16%) CASB
4 2 (0.77%) Consul
4 2 (0.77%) Iperf
4 2 (0.77%) Istio
4 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) Kubeflow
5 1 (0.39%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (7.34%) Oracle
2 10 (3.86%) Teradata
3 9 (3.47%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.93%) Veracode
5 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.54%) VMware
6 3 (1.16%) Alteryx
6 3 (1.16%) Google
7 2 (0.77%) Advent
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.77%) Bloomberg
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco
7 2 (0.77%) Confluent
7 2 (0.77%) ION Trading
7 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.77%) Sun
7 2 (0.77%) Symantec
8 1 (0.39%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.39%) Sparx