Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 294 343
Rank change year-on-year +5 +49 +72
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 828 872 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.88% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.83% 2.72% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 578 482
UK median daily rate £538 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £381 £375 £313
90th Percentile £731 £688 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £431 £375
% change year-on-year +4.41% +14.93% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 4
UK median hourly rate £44.57 £24.00 £51.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.69% -53.17% +36.67%
10th Percentile £9.65 £8.00 £35.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.20 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.19 £18.75 £41.25
% change year-on-year -3.01% -54.55% +10.00%

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 29,238 32,117 29,969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.26% 32.30% 32.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,775 20,840 19,355
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £268 £263
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,022 1,018 1,051
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year -13.25% +18.47% -14.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +9 797 £550 - 225
London -9 538 £575 +4.55% 102
UK excluding London +77 270 £450 +4.41% 137
East of England +60 84 £450 -18.18% 41
South East +21 71 £450 - 46
Midlands +48 37 £450 +20.00% 8
West Midlands +27 33 £431 +15.00% 7
North of England +27 28 £606 +51.56% 9
South West -11 25 £550 +37.50% 19
Scotland +24 19 £425 +88.89% 10
North West +15 18 £750 +74.42% 9
North East +16 7 £475 +46.60%
Wales +3 4 £375 - 1
East Midlands +22 3 £406 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £413 +3.13%
Northern Ireland -13 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 389 (46.98%) Python
2 294 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
3 266 (32.13%) Machine Learning
4 263 (31.76%) Data Science
5 241 (29.11%) SQL
6 235 (28.38%) Data Structures
7 232 (28.02%) Java
8 200 (24.15%) Analytics
9 195 (23.55%) Computer Science
10 188 (22.71%) Finance
11 183 (22.10%) Amazon AWS
12 167 (20.17%) Degree
13 160 (19.32%) Software Engineering
14 155 (18.72%) Mathematics
15 150 (18.12%) OO
16 148 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
17 147 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
18 145 (17.51%) Artificial Intelligence
19 144 (17.39%) C++
20 131 (15.82%) Apache Spark
20 131 (15.82%) Big Data
21 122 (14.73%) Hadoop
22 113 (13.65%) JavaScript
23 110 (13.29%) TDD
24 105 (12.68%) REST
25 103 (12.44%) Docker
25 103 (12.44%) DevOps
26 96 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
27 93 (11.23%) C#
27 93 (11.23%) Linux

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
1 131 (15.82%) Apache Spark
2 24 (2.90%) Apache
3 18 (2.17%) SAS
4 13 (1.57%) Confluence
5 11 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.85%) IPython
7 5 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.36%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.24%) IIS
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.24%) WordPress
11 1 (0.12%) CMS
11 1 (0.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 44 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.85%) Simulink
2 7 (0.85%) SPSS
3 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.48%) Stata
5 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.36%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Weka
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) EViews
7 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.33%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.36%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 183 (22.10%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (10.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 54 (6.52%) Power Platform
5 39 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 30 (3.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 27 (3.26%) GitHub
8 19 (2.29%) Amazon SageMaker
9 17 (2.05%) Amazon S3
10 13 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (1.33%) Serverless
12 10 (1.21%) Amazon Glacier
13 8 (0.97%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.72%) Heroku
16 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (0.60%) SaaS
17 4 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
17 4 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
18 3 (0.36%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.09%) HTTP
2 8 (0.97%) LTE
3 7 (0.85%) 3GPP
3 7 (0.85%) 5G
3 7 (0.85%) Internet
3 7 (0.85%) Wireless
4 6 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.48%) Skype
5 4 (0.48%) SMTP
6 3 (0.36%) IMAP
6 3 (0.36%) Kerberos
6 3 (0.36%) WAAS
7 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.24%) NAS
7 2 (0.24%) Software-Defined Radio
7 2 (0.24%) X.509
8 1 (0.12%) 802.15
8 1 (0.12%) Intranet
8 1 (0.12%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.12%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (15.82%) Big Data
2 122 (14.73%) Hadoop
3 78 (9.42%) NoSQL
4 63 (7.61%) Relational Database
4 63 (7.61%) SQL Server
5 54 (6.52%) Power BI
6 43 (5.19%) Apache Hive
7 39 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 34 (4.11%) MongoDB
9 26 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (3.14%) RDBMS
10 25 (3.02%) Data Mining
11 19 (2.29%) Data Lake
12 17 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
13 15 (1.81%) Impala
13 15 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (1.81%) QlikView
14 14 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
14 14 (1.69%) MySQL
15 13 (1.57%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 73 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 44 (5.31%) Jenkins
3 25 (3.02%) Selenium
4 23 (2.78%) JUnit
5 22 (2.66%) JIRA
6 19 (2.29%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (1.69%) Cucumber
9 13 (1.57%) Maven
10 12 (1.45%) Mocha
10 12 (1.45%) WebDriver
11 10 (1.21%) Bitbucket
11 10 (1.21%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.21%) StarTeam
11 10 (1.21%) Subversion
11 10 (1.21%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.09%) PhantomJS
12 9 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (0.97%) webpack
14 7 (0.85%) Mockito
General
1 188 (22.71%) Finance
2 67 (8.09%) Banking
3 41 (4.95%) Legal
4 33 (3.99%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.50%) Front Office
6 27 (3.26%) Marketing
7 23 (2.78%) Retail
8 16 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.69%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.57%) Electronics
11 8 (0.97%) Law
11 8 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.85%) Military
13 6 (0.72%) Billing
14 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.60%) Games
14 5 (0.60%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.48%) Automotive
16 3 (0.36%) Advertising
17 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 332 (40.10%) Developer
2 109 (13.16%) Data Scientist
3 101 (12.20%) Java Developer
4 85 (10.27%) Data Engineer
5 71 (8.57%) Python Developer
6 64 (7.73%) Software Engineer
7 61 (7.37%) Analyst
8 50 (6.04%) Senior Developer
9 45 (5.43%) Data Analyst
10 44 (5.31%) Python Engineer
11 35 (4.23%) AWS Developer
12 33 (3.99%) Architect
13 32 (3.86%) JavaScript Developer
14 31 (3.74%) C# Developer
15 28 (3.38%) Consultant
16 24 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
17 23 (2.78%) .NET Developer
18 21 (2.54%) React Developer
19 20 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
20 18 (2.17%) Machine Learning Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (12.68%) REST
2 69 (8.33%) Kafka
3 67 (8.09%) React
4 64 (7.73%) .NET
5 63 (7.61%) Spring
6 61 (7.37%) AngularJS
7 57 (6.88%) HTML
8 56 (6.76%) CSS
9 53 (6.40%) Node.js
10 51 (6.16%) Web Services
11 50 (6.04%) RESTful
12 46 (5.56%) TensorFlow
13 44 (5.31%) Natural Language Processing
14 33 (3.99%) Caffe
14 33 (3.99%) NumPy
14 33 (3.99%) Spring Boot
15 30 (3.62%) Flask
15 30 (3.62%) scikit-learn
16 28 (3.38%) HTML5
17 26 (3.14%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 235 (28.38%) Data Structures
2 147 (17.75%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.86%) Hedge funds
4 31 (3.74%) User Experience
5 30 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 19 (2.29%) Linked Data
8 16 (1.93%) NHS
9 13 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.57%) Equities
10 12 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 12 (1.45%) Industry 4.0
11 11 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (1.09%) ASIC
13 9 (1.09%) Robotics
13 9 (1.09%) VHDL
14 8 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.97%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.23%) Linux
2 52 (6.28%) Unix
3 22 (2.66%) Windows
4 14 (1.69%) Android
5 9 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.24%) AIX
8 2 (0.24%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (35.51%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (32.13%) Machine Learning
3 263 (31.76%) Data Science
4 200 (24.15%) Analytics
5 195 (23.55%) Computer Science
6 160 (19.32%) Software Engineering
7 155 (18.72%) Mathematics
8 150 (18.12%) OO
9 148 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
10 145 (17.51%) Artificial Intelligence
11 110 (13.29%) TDD
12 103 (12.44%) DevOps
13 93 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
14 91 (10.99%) Data Analysis
15 89 (10.75%) Open Source
16 83 (10.02%) Visualisation
17 79 (9.54%) Test Automation
18 74 (8.94%) Microservices
19 72 (8.70%) OOD
20 71 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 389 (46.98%) Python
2 241 (29.11%) SQL
3 232 (28.02%) Java
4 144 (17.39%) C++
5 113 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 93 (11.23%) C#
6 93 (11.23%) Scala
7 92 (11.11%) R
8 71 (8.57%) C
9 60 (7.25%) MATLAB
10 53 (6.40%) TypeScript
11 37 (4.47%) Java 8
12 22 (2.66%) Go
13 19 (2.29%) ES6
14 12 (1.45%) Assembly Language
14 12 (1.45%) PHP
15 11 (1.33%) Perl
15 11 (1.33%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.21%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (20.17%) Degree
2 74 (8.94%) PhD
3 73 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 44 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 41 (4.95%) SC Cleared
6 38 (4.59%) Master's Degree
7 20 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.24%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) HNC
11 1 (0.12%) ISEB
11 1 (0.12%) MCAD
11 1 (0.12%) MCP
11 1 (0.12%) MCSD
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.12%) OCP
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.92%) QA
2 38 (4.59%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.97%) GDPR
4 3 (0.36%) DO-254
4 3 (0.36%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.12%) EMIR
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 103 (12.44%) Docker
2 20 (2.42%) HDFS
3 12 (1.45%) Firmware
4 5 (0.60%) Slurm Workload Manager
5 4 (0.48%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.24%) etcd
7 2 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.24%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.24%) vSphere
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.12%) KVM
8 1 (0.12%) LXC
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 71 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.33%) Ansible
3 9 (1.09%) Terraform
4 7 (0.85%) Kibana
5 6 (0.72%) Control-M
6 5 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.36%) Puppet
8 2 (0.24%) Consul
8 2 (0.24%) logstash
8 2 (0.24%) Oozie
9 1 (0.12%) Core Impact
9 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.12%) QRadar
9 1 (0.12%) SELinux
9 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (8.94%) Google
2 63 (7.61%) Tableau
3 40 (4.83%) Oracle
4 17 (2.05%) Microsoft
5 15 (1.81%) Databricks
6 11 (1.33%) ION Trading
7 10 (1.21%) Hortonworks
8 9 (1.09%) Dataiku
9 8 (0.97%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 7 (0.85%) Informatica
10 7 (0.85%) Mentor Graphics
11 6 (0.72%) Cloudera
12 5 (0.60%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.60%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.60%) IBM
12 5 (0.60%) SAP
13 4 (0.48%) BMC
13 4 (0.48%) Cadence
13 4 (0.48%) Sybase
13 4 (0.48%) Twitter