Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 302 334
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 +20
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 544 846 786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.53% 2.69% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 533 557
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +2.80%
10th Percentile £363 £381 £370
90th Percentile £738 £750 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 26
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.85% -3.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.16 £8.00
90th Percentile £46.90 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -2.38% -6.67%

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 21,495 31,422 33,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.59% 31.93% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,487 20,448 22,081
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £235 £275 £260
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1,028 1,029
UK median hourly rate £23.70 £20.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.95% -4.93% +8.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.73
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.66
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.17% +11.65%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 -7 522 £534 -2.95% 452
London -6 333 £550 -4.35% 192
UK excluding London +77 205 £425 -5.56% 288
South East +80 81 £425 -5.56% 77
North of England +79 48 £405 -14.74% 42
East of England +5 29 £445 -6.32% 61
Yorkshire +59 20 £405 -14.74% 11
North West +51 18 £550 +34.15% 23
Midlands +45 15 £300 -31.43% 40
North East +32 15 £375 -16.67% 8
South West +11 15 £425 -26.09% 39
Scotland +22 10 £325 -10.34% 26
East Midlands +39 8 £275 -11.29% 13
West Midlands +39 7 £463 - 27
Wales +34 7 £300 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 256 (47.06%) Python
2 217 (39.89%) Data Science
3 208 (38.24%) Machine Learning
4 176 (32.35%) Java
5 172 (31.62%) Computer Science
6 154 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
7 147 (27.02%) SQL
8 120 (22.06%) Data Structures
9 119 (21.88%) Analytics
10 118 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
10 118 (21.69%) Mathematics
11 116 (21.32%) AWS
12 112 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
13 109 (20.04%) Degree
14 107 (19.67%) Finance
15 99 (18.20%) Big Data
16 94 (17.28%) Artificial Intelligence
17 91 (16.73%) OO
18 89 (16.36%) Apache Spark
19 86 (15.81%) Statistics
20 83 (15.26%) Git (software)
20 83 (15.26%) Software Engineering
21 80 (14.71%) Hadoop
21 80 (14.71%) Visualisation
22 79 (14.52%) Linux
23 77 (14.15%) JavaScript
23 77 (14.15%) NoSQL
24 71 (13.05%) GCP
25 69 (12.68%) Deep Learning
26 68 (12.50%) R

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 89 (16.36%) Apache Spark
2 15 (2.76%) Apache
3 14 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (1.84%) Jupyter
4 10 (1.84%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (1.47%) Apache Airflow
6 6 (1.10%) DNN
7 4 (0.74%) Kinematics
7 4 (0.74%) OnBase
7 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.55%) SAS
9 2 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.37%) Confluence
9 2 (0.37%) Ethereum
9 2 (0.37%) Hyperledger
9 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) Camunda
Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Simulink
1 7 (1.29%) SPSS
2 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.37%) Stata
Business Applications
1 26 (4.78%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (1.65%) FINCAD Analytics
3 5 (0.92%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.74%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.74%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.74%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.37%) R3 Corda
6 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 116 (21.32%) AWS
2 71 (13.05%) GCP
3 65 (11.95%) Azure
4 40 (7.35%) Power Platform
5 17 (3.13%) Amazon S3
5 17 (3.13%) GitHub
6 16 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (2.76%) Heroku
7 15 (2.76%) Serverless
8 13 (2.39%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.65%) AWS Step Functions
10 6 (1.10%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.10%) PaaS
11 5 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.92%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.80%) HTTP
2 6 (1.10%) Kerberos
2 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (0.92%) RS-485
4 4 (0.74%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.74%) LAN
4 4 (0.74%) MIMO
4 4 (0.74%) RS-422
4 4 (0.74%) SSL
5 3 (0.55%) VPN
5 3 (0.55%) Wireless
6 2 (0.37%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 2 (0.37%) WAN
7 1 (0.18%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.18%) OFDM
7 1 (0.18%) Skype
7 1 (0.18%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (18.20%) Big Data
2 80 (14.71%) Hadoop
3 77 (14.15%) NoSQL
4 59 (10.85%) SQL Server
5 41 (7.54%) Relational Database
6 40 (7.35%) Power BI
7 35 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (5.70%) Data Mining
9 30 (5.51%) MongoDB
10 24 (4.41%) Redis
11 23 (4.23%) RDBMS
12 21 (3.86%) MySQL
13 18 (3.31%) Apache Hive
13 18 (3.31%) Data Lake
14 17 (3.13%) Spotfire
15 15 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
16 12 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (1.84%) Amazon Aurora
17 10 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
18 9 (1.65%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 83 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 55 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.23%) webpack
4 19 (3.49%) JIRA
5 14 (2.57%) JUnit
6 13 (2.39%) Maven
7 10 (1.84%) CircleCI
7 10 (1.84%) Subversion
8 9 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (1.47%) TestNG
10 7 (1.29%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.92%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.74%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.74%) Grunt
13 4 (0.74%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.74%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.55%) PuPHPet
14 3 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 107 (19.67%) Finance
2 44 (8.09%) Front Office
3 35 (6.43%) Banking
4 32 (5.88%) Marketing
5 13 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.39%) Public Sector
6 10 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.65%) Electronics
8 8 (1.47%) Law
9 7 (1.29%) Games
9 7 (1.29%) Retail
9 7 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.92%) Legal
10 5 (0.92%) Publishing
11 4 (0.74%) Advertising
11 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 227 (41.73%) Developer
2 146 (26.84%) Data Scientist
3 58 (10.66%) Senior Developer
4 57 (10.48%) Java Developer
5 41 (7.54%) Python Developer
6 33 (6.07%) Data Engineer
6 33 (6.07%) Software Engineer
7 31 (5.70%) Senior Data Scientist
8 26 (4.78%) Digital Developer
9 21 (3.86%) React Developer
10 20 (3.68%) Machine Learning Scientist
10 20 (3.68%) TIBCO Developer
11 19 (3.49%) C# Developer
12 18 (3.31%) Analyst
13 15 (2.76%) Senior React Developer
14 14 (2.57%) Senior Software Engineer
15 13 (2.39%) Java Engineer
15 13 (2.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (2.39%) Senior Java Developer
16 12 (2.21%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.21%) Natural Language Processing
2 55 (10.11%) REST
3 47 (8.64%) React
3 47 (8.64%) Web Services
4 44 (8.09%) TensorFlow
5 41 (7.54%) Kafka
6 38 (6.99%) Pandas
6 38 (6.99%) scikit-learn
7 36 (6.62%) NumPy
8 34 (6.25%) SciPy
9 33 (6.07%) AngularJS
9 33 (6.07%) Node.js
10 30 (5.51%) .NET
10 30 (5.51%) RESTful
11 27 (4.96%) D3.js
12 26 (4.78%) SOAP
13 25 (4.60%) CSS
13 25 (4.60%) Spring Boot
14 24 (4.41%) Spring
14 24 (4.41%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 120 (22.06%) Data Structures
2 118 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (9.01%) User Experience
4 24 (4.41%) Fixed Income
5 16 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.02%) Clustering
7 10 (1.84%) Derivative
8 9 (1.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 9 (1.65%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.65%) Social Media
8 9 (1.65%) VHDL
9 8 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.10%) Video on Demand
11 6 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 79 (14.52%) Linux
2 27 (4.96%) Unix
3 15 (2.76%) Windows
4 12 (2.21%) Android
5 9 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.74%) CentOS
6 4 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) DC/OS
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (39.89%) Data Science
2 208 (38.24%) Machine Learning
3 172 (31.62%) Computer Science
4 154 (28.31%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (21.88%) Analytics
6 118 (21.69%) Mathematics
7 112 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
8 94 (17.28%) Artificial Intelligence
9 91 (16.73%) OO
10 86 (15.81%) Statistics
11 83 (15.26%) Software Engineering
12 80 (14.71%) Visualisation
13 69 (12.68%) Deep Learning
14 67 (12.32%) TDD
15 65 (11.95%) Microservices
16 63 (11.58%) Test Automation
17 49 (9.01%) Data Visualisation
18 47 (8.64%) ETL
18 47 (8.64%) Physics
19 43 (7.90%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 256 (47.06%) Python
2 176 (32.35%) Java
3 147 (27.02%) SQL
4 77 (14.15%) JavaScript
5 68 (12.50%) R
6 54 (9.93%) C#
7 52 (9.56%) C++
8 44 (8.09%) Scala
9 37 (6.80%) Java 8
10 35 (6.43%) C
11 26 (4.78%) TypeScript
12 22 (4.04%) MATLAB
13 18 (3.31%) XPath
14 15 (2.76%) ES6
15 13 (2.39%) Embedded C
16 12 (2.21%) F#
16 12 (2.21%) Go
17 10 (1.84%) PHP
18 9 (1.65%) VB.NET
19 8 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (20.04%) Degree
2 66 (12.13%) PhD
3 41 (7.54%) Security Cleared
4 29 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.31%) Master's Degree
6 17 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.76%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.60%) QA
2 15 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 57 (10.48%) Docker
2 8 (1.47%) Firmware
3 5 (0.92%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 38 (6.99%) Kubernetes
2 21 (3.86%) Terraform
3 9 (1.65%) Ansible
4 6 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
5 4 (0.74%) Kubeflow
6 3 (0.55%) Puppet
7 2 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.37%) Kibana
7 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Brooklyn
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.18%) Marathon
8 1 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (9.56%) Oracle
2 32 (5.88%) Google
3 28 (5.15%) Tableau
4 26 (4.78%) TIBCO
5 16 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 14 (2.57%) SAP
7 11 (2.02%) ION Trading
8 9 (1.65%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.29%) Cloudera
9 7 (1.29%) Databricks
9 7 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.92%) Adobe
10 5 (0.92%) Hortonworks
10 5 (0.92%) RapidMiner
11 4 (0.74%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.74%) Kofax
11 4 (0.74%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.74%) Zend
12 3 (0.55%) Facebook
12 3 (0.55%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud