Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 332 291 324
Rank change year-on-year -41 +33 -15
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 712 601 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.91% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 3.01% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 316 181
10th Percentile £420 £400 £350
25th Percentile £535 £475 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £788 £675 £688
90th Percentile £888 £761 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £430
% change year-on-year +5.00% +16.28% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 12
10th Percentile £18.70 £25.50 £37.75
25th Percentile £26.21 £26.93 £41.31
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £46.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -7.61% -3.16%
75th Percentile £54.06 £53.38 £51.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.45 £60.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year - -2.17% +228.57%

Algorithms is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 28,278 19,975 12,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.79% 30.36% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,927 13,548 8,311
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £665 £605 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £436 £433
% change year-on-year +11.81% +0.77% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 687 480
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.53 £15.50 £16.73
Median hourly rate £26.98 £24.50 £24.86
Median % change year-on-year +10.12% -1.43% +19.18%
75th Percentile £51.35 £48.23 £46.56
90th Percentile £66.00 £60.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.86 £20.99
% change year-on-year -1.65% +4.16% +12.23%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Algorithms in the UK

Algorithms
Top 17 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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -36 628 £700 +21.74% 300
London -35 503 £725 +18.37% 151
Work from Home -7 334 £695 +26.36% 132
UK excluding London -42 123 £525 +5.00% 156
South East -57 30 £475 -5.00% 38
South West +4 26 £500 +29.03% 22
Midlands -27 24 £500 +20.85% 24
West Midlands -25 21 £700 +69.18% 20
North of England -40 19 £550 +15.79% 42
North West -29 16 £550 +19.24% 19
East of England -25 14 £636 +6.00% 23
Scotland -12 6 £542 +35.50% 4
Wales -4 4 £550 +5.26%
East Midlands -7 3 £488 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 - - 20
North East -7 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 - 3

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 388 (54.49%) Python
2 285 (40.03%) Data Structures
3 277 (38.90%) Agile
4 242 (33.99%) Java
5 231 (32.44%) Social Skills
6 213 (29.92%) Analytical Skills
7 182 (25.56%) Machine Learning
8 177 (24.86%) SQL
9 173 (24.30%) Finance
10 152 (21.35%) Data Science
11 150 (21.07%) Analytics
12 146 (20.51%) AWS
13 143 (20.08%) Azure
14 142 (19.94%) Banking
15 141 (19.80%) Linux
16 134 (18.82%) Computer Science
16 134 (18.82%) Test Automation
16 134 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
17 129 (18.12%) Degree
18 126 (17.70%) Multithreading
19 124 (17.42%) Software Engineering
20 121 (16.99%) CI/CD
21 120 (16.85%) Git (software)
22 106 (14.89%) Mathematics
23 104 (14.61%) Front Office
24 100 (14.04%) DevOps
25 98 (13.76%) OO
26 97 (13.62%) C++
27 92 (12.92%) Docker
28 89 (12.50%) Scala

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 85 (11.94%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.93%) Oracle Workflow
3 22 (3.09%) Apache
4 17 (2.39%) Confluence
5 14 (1.97%) SAS
6 9 (1.26%) Jupyter
6 9 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.98%) Ethereum
8 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.84%) JBoss
9 6 (0.84%) nginx
10 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.56%) OpenZeppelin
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.42%) Camunda
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (1.54%) SPSS
2 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) Simulink
5 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Stata
6 2 (0.28%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.14%) Quorum
2 1 (0.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 146 (20.51%) AWS
2 143 (20.08%) Azure
3 50 (7.02%) Serverless
4 44 (6.18%) GCP
5 41 (5.76%) AWS Lambda
6 33 (4.63%) GitHub
7 29 (4.07%) Amazon Kinesis
8 26 (3.65%) Power Platform
9 24 (3.37%) Amazon Cognito
10 19 (2.67%) Azure Data Factory
11 17 (2.39%) Amazon S3
11 17 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.11%) Azure DevOps
12 15 (2.11%) Azure Machine Learning
13 13 (1.83%) Amazon SageMaker
14 10 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (1.40%) AWS CloudTrail
14 10 (1.40%) Route 53
14 10 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.65%) FIX Connectivity
2 15 (2.11%) Internet
2 15 (2.11%) SSH
2 15 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 15 (2.11%) VPN
3 14 (1.97%) DNS
4 13 (1.83%) IPv4
4 13 (1.83%) IPv6
4 13 (1.83%) VLAN
4 13 (1.83%) VXLAN
4 13 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.40%) Bluetooth
5 10 (1.40%) IPsec
5 10 (1.40%) Network Security
6 9 (1.26%) MQTT
6 9 (1.26%) Wireless
7 8 (1.12%) DHCP
7 8 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 8 (1.12%) ZigBee
8 6 (0.84%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.80%) Big Data
2 80 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 54 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 50 (7.02%) Hadoop
5 37 (5.20%) Tableau
6 32 (4.49%) Data Mining
7 29 (4.07%) Relational Database
8 25 (3.51%) Power BI
9 23 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 17 (2.39%) Metadata
11 16 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
11 16 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (2.11%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.97%) BigQuery
13 14 (1.97%) Data Lake
13 14 (1.97%) HBase
14 13 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
14 13 (1.83%) DynamoDB
14 13 (1.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 120 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.74%) JIRA
3 46 (6.46%) Jenkins
4 33 (4.63%) GitLab
5 32 (4.49%) JUnit
6 27 (3.79%) Maven
7 25 (3.51%) TeamCity
8 23 (3.23%) Subversion
9 14 (1.97%) webpack
10 10 (1.40%) Mocha
10 10 (1.40%) SonarQube
11 8 (1.12%) Arsenale Dataplane
11 8 (1.12%) TestRail
12 7 (0.98%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.98%) MLflow
13 6 (0.84%) Selenium
14 5 (0.70%) IntelliJ
14 5 (0.70%) LabVIEW
15 4 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.56%) Mercurial
General
1 231 (32.44%) Social Skills
2 213 (29.92%) Analytical Skills
3 173 (24.30%) Finance
4 142 (19.94%) Banking
5 104 (14.61%) Front Office
6 68 (9.55%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.53%) Legal
8 17 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
10 14 (1.97%) Public Sector
10 14 (1.97%) Retail
11 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.40%) Law
11 10 (1.40%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.40%) Marketing
12 9 (1.26%) Electronics
13 7 (0.98%) Advertising
13 7 (0.98%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.84%) Automotive
14 6 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 340 (47.75%) Developer
2 128 (17.98%) Java Developer
3 71 (9.97%) Data Scientist
4 61 (8.57%) Front Office Developer
5 57 (8.01%) Python Developer
6 54 (7.58%) Software Engineer
7 53 (7.44%) Senior Developer
8 42 (5.90%) Scala Developer
9 39 (5.48%) Data Engineer
10 37 (5.20%) Machine Learning Engineer
11 36 (5.06%) Architect
12 33 (4.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 31 (4.35%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 30 (4.21%) Python Engineer
15 29 (4.07%) Senior Software Engineer
16 28 (3.93%) Senior Java Developer
17 23 (3.23%) AWS Developer
17 23 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
18 20 (2.81%) Full Stack Developer
19 18 (2.53%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.52%) React
2 72 (10.11%) FIX Protocol
3 58 (8.15%) Node.js
4 55 (7.72%) Kafka
5 54 (7.58%) .NET
6 39 (5.48%) RESTful
7 36 (5.06%) HTML
8 33 (4.63%) CSS
9 32 (4.49%) Pandas
10 31 (4.35%) TensorFlow
11 29 (4.07%) PySpark
12 27 (3.79%) REST
12 27 (3.79%) scikit-learn
13 24 (3.37%) Keras
13 24 (3.37%) Spring
14 23 (3.23%) NumPy
15 21 (2.95%) AngularJS
15 21 (2.95%) Web Services
16 20 (2.81%) Middleware
17 18 (2.53%) PyTorch
Miscellaneous
1 285 (40.03%) Data Structures
2 63 (8.85%) Fixed Income
3 42 (5.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (4.35%) Derivative
5 28 (3.93%) User Experience
6 25 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.25%) IoT
8 14 (1.97%) Cloud Native
8 14 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
9 11 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 10 (1.40%) Social Media
11 9 (1.26%) Clustering
11 9 (1.26%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.12%) Renewable Energy
13 7 (0.98%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.98%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 141 (19.80%) Linux
2 31 (4.35%) Windows
3 28 (3.93%) Unix
4 8 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (0.70%) Solaris
6 4 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.42%) Android
7 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (38.90%) Agile
2 182 (25.56%) Machine Learning
3 152 (21.35%) Data Science
4 150 (21.07%) Analytics
5 134 (18.82%) Computer Science
5 134 (18.82%) Problem-Solving
5 134 (18.82%) Test Automation
6 126 (17.70%) Multithreading
7 124 (17.42%) Software Engineering
8 121 (16.99%) CI/CD
9 106 (14.89%) Mathematics
10 100 (14.04%) DevOps
11 98 (13.76%) OO
12 82 (11.52%) Visualisation
13 79 (11.10%) Event-Driven
14 77 (10.81%) Microservices
15 75 (10.53%) Scrum
16 61 (8.57%) Artificial Intelligence
17 60 (8.43%) Data Modelling
17 60 (8.43%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 388 (54.49%) Python
2 242 (33.99%) Java
3 177 (24.86%) SQL
4 97 (13.62%) C++
5 89 (12.50%) Scala
6 84 (11.80%) JavaScript
7 78 (10.96%) C#
8 46 (6.46%) TypeScript
9 45 (6.32%) R
10 44 (6.18%) C
11 34 (4.78%) Go
12 27 (3.79%) MATLAB
13 23 (3.23%) Bash
14 16 (2.25%) Shell Script
15 14 (1.97%) ES6
15 14 (1.97%) PL/SQL
15 14 (1.97%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.83%) SPARQL
17 12 (1.69%) Perl
18 9 (1.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (18.12%) Degree
2 47 (6.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 27 (3.79%) PhD
4 21 (2.95%) Numerate Degree
4 21 (2.95%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.69%) Master's Degree
7 8 (1.12%) CCNA
7 8 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.70%) FFIEC
10 4 (0.56%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.56%) CISSP
10 4 (0.56%) GCIA
10 4 (0.56%) GIAC
10 4 (0.56%) HND
11 3 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.93%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.97%) QA
3 11 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.40%) NIST
5 9 (1.26%) GDPR
6 6 (0.84%) Accessibility
7 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.70%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (12.92%) Docker
2 10 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.12%) iptables
3 8 (1.12%) KVM
3 8 (1.12%) Xen
4 6 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 5 (0.70%) MetaFrame
5 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.42%) GridGain
8 1 (0.14%) HDFS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 76 (10.67%) Kubernetes
2 24 (3.37%) Ansible
3 19 (2.67%) Terraform
4 9 (1.26%) Grafana
5 5 (0.70%) CASB
5 5 (0.70%) HP Fortify
5 5 (0.70%) Kibana
6 4 (0.56%) logstash
7 3 (0.42%) Puppet
8 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Ambari
9 1 (0.14%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.14%) Istio
9 1 (0.14%) Packer
9 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 83 (11.66%) Oracle
2 49 (6.88%) ION Trading
3 46 (6.46%) Microsoft
4 31 (4.35%) Google
5 25 (3.51%) Databricks
6 12 (1.69%) Splunk
7 11 (1.54%) Alteryx
8 10 (1.40%) IBM
8 10 (1.40%) VMware
9 9 (1.26%) Cloudera
10 8 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.12%) CyberArk
11 7 (0.98%) Cadence
12 6 (0.84%) SAP
13 5 (0.70%) Adobe
13 5 (0.70%) CA
13 5 (0.70%) Citrix
13 5 (0.70%) Dell
13 5 (0.70%) HP
13 5 (0.70%) MicroStrategy