Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 348 407
Rank change year-on-year +59 +59 +133
Contract jobs citing Algorithms 923 678 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.63% 2.07% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 491 433
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% -15.91%
10th Percentile £381 £325 £267
90th Percentile £700 £738 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £408
% change year-on-year +15.40% -7.98% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 3 27
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £8.00 £18.56 £23.55
90th Percentile £50.05 £46.50 £44.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -57.14% -6.67% -6.83%

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 35,065 32,743 37,489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.80% 34.23% 34.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,801 21,257 24,578
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £251
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,121 1,239
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -2.38% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.79 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% -9.52% +20.00%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 +73 866 £550 +10.00% 467
London +68 686 £550 -4.35% 219
UK excluding London -30 232 £433 +15.40% 273
South East -30 94 £450 +33.33% 79
North of England -22 33 £400 - 33
Scotland -35 29 £356 -5.00% 19
East of England +14 25 £525 -4.98% 76
Northern Ireland +31 24 £460 +15.00% 3
North West -14 17 £425 +27.82% 21
South West +6 14 £400 -5.88% 39
Midlands -4 12 £375 -14.29% 21
West Midlands -22 9 £375 -21.05% 14
Yorkshire -41 9 £400 - 8
North East - 7 £324 - 4
East Midlands +6 3 £375 -5.06% 7
Wales -17 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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.

1 402 (43.55%) Python
2 320 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
3 306 (33.15%) Java
4 289 (31.31%) SQL
5 287 (31.09%) Finance
6 268 (29.04%) Machine Learning
7 262 (28.39%) Data Science
8 257 (27.84%) Data Structures
9 217 (23.51%) Computer Science
10 198 (21.45%) OO
11 191 (20.69%) Analytics
12 188 (20.37%) Degree
13 168 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
14 165 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
15 162 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
16 160 (17.33%) Apache Spark
17 158 (17.12%) Hadoop
17 158 (17.12%) Git (software)
17 158 (17.12%) Linux
18 156 (16.90%) Mathematics
19 152 (16.47%) Big Data
20 137 (14.84%) HTML
21 133 (14.41%) C#
21 133 (14.41%) R
22 129 (13.98%) TDD
23 128 (13.87%) Multithreading
23 128 (13.87%) JavaScript
23 128 (13.87%) Scala
24 127 (13.76%) OOP
25 123 (13.33%) Software Engineering

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
1 160 (17.33%) Apache Spark
2 41 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
3 36 (3.90%) SAS
4 30 (3.25%) Apache
4 30 (3.25%) Apache Pig
5 21 (2.28%) Apache Solr
6 17 (1.84%) Confluence
7 15 (1.63%) nginx
8 10 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.98%) Hyperledger
9 9 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.87%) IIS
11 7 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (0.54%) WordPress
13 4 (0.43%) Jetty
13 4 (0.43%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (1.52%) Chatbot
2 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.87%) Simulink
4 5 (0.54%) SPSS
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InVision
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Weka
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.43%) Summit
2 3 (0.33%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.33%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.22%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.11%) Finacle
4 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 162 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (5.09%) GitHub
4 27 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 25 (2.71%) Heroku
6 24 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 24 (2.60%) Google Analytics
7 20 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.65%) Algolia
10 5 (0.54%) BrowserStack
10 5 (0.54%) Sauce Labs
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.43%) Dialogflow
11 4 (0.43%) NuGet
11 4 (0.43%) Trello
12 3 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.33%) Office 365
12 3 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.60%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.73%) Kerberos
3 15 (1.63%) HTTP
3 15 (1.63%) VPN
4 13 (1.41%) 5G
4 13 (1.41%) Network Security
5 12 (1.30%) Internet
6 10 (1.08%) SSL
7 9 (0.98%) Wireless
8 8 (0.87%) 3GPP
8 8 (0.87%) GSM
8 8 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.87%) LTE
8 8 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (0.87%) UMTS
8 8 (0.87%) VoLTE
9 7 (0.76%) DNS
9 7 (0.76%) Firewall
10 4 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (17.12%) Hadoop
2 152 (16.47%) Big Data
3 110 (11.92%) SQL Server
4 108 (11.70%) NoSQL
5 100 (10.83%) Relational Database
6 68 (7.37%) MongoDB
7 58 (6.28%) PostgreSQL
8 52 (5.63%) Apache Hive
9 49 (5.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (4.55%) Data Mining
11 41 (4.44%) RDBMS
12 38 (4.12%) HBase
13 34 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (3.14%) MySQL
15 23 (2.49%) Power BI
16 16 (1.73%) Amazon Redshift
16 16 (1.73%) Blockchain
16 16 (1.73%) Data Lake
17 13 (1.41%) Spotfire
17 13 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 158 (17.12%) Git (software)
2 54 (5.85%) JIRA
3 45 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 45 (4.88%) webpack
4 31 (3.36%) JUnit
5 29 (3.14%) Subversion
5 29 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 26 (2.82%) Jasmine
7 25 (2.71%) PostCSS
8 21 (2.28%) Selenium
8 21 (2.28%) Visual Studio
9 20 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 19 (2.06%) Grunt
10 19 (2.06%) gulp
11 15 (1.63%) PhantomJS
12 11 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (1.08%) Maven
14 9 (0.98%) Appium
15 8 (0.87%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.87%) Mercurial
General
1 287 (31.09%) Finance
2 107 (11.59%) Banking
3 97 (10.51%) Front Office
4 50 (5.42%) Marketing
5 44 (4.77%) Games
6 36 (3.90%) Investment Banking
7 34 (3.68%) Retail
8 30 (3.25%) Telecoms
9 24 (2.60%) Electronics
10 14 (1.52%) Back Office
11 11 (1.19%) Legal
12 7 (0.76%) Law
12 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.54%) Military
15 3 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.33%) Automotive
15 3 (0.33%) Publishing
15 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 510 (55.25%) Developer
2 172 (18.63%) Java Developer
3 120 (13.00%) Data Scientist
4 74 (8.02%) C# Developer
5 73 (7.91%) Python Developer
6 66 (7.15%) Data Engineer
7 61 (6.61%) Senior Developer
8 42 (4.55%) Software Engineer
9 40 (4.33%) Analyst
10 36 (3.90%) Front Office Developer
10 36 (3.90%) React Developer
11 35 (3.79%) Big Data Engineer
12 33 (3.58%) Python Engineer
13 28 (3.03%) SQL Developer
14 27 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
15 24 (2.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 23 (2.49%) Architect
16 23 (2.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 23 (2.49%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 22 (2.38%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (14.84%) HTML
2 105 (11.38%) .NET
3 98 (10.62%) CSS
4 75 (8.13%) AngularJS
5 69 (7.48%) REST
6 68 (7.37%) HTML5
6 68 (7.37%) Kafka
7 65 (7.04%) Web Services
8 61 (6.61%) Natural Language Processing
8 61 (6.61%) TensorFlow
9 56 (6.07%) RESTful
10 52 (5.63%) React
11 51 (5.53%) XML
12 50 (5.42%) Spring
13 47 (5.09%) Node.js
14 44 (4.77%) Redux
15 43 (4.66%) Pandas
16 36 (3.90%) JSON
17 34 (3.68%) Chai
17 34 (3.68%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 257 (27.84%) Data Structures
2 217 (23.51%) Computer Science
3 165 (17.88%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (6.61%) User Experience
5 36 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (3.79%) Fintech
7 34 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (3.25%) Derivative
9 26 (2.82%) Equities
10 21 (2.28%) HoloLens
10 21 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 19 (2.06%) Hedge funds
12 13 (1.41%) Blog
13 12 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 12 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
14 11 (1.19%) Minimum Viable Product
15 10 (1.08%) CUDA
15 10 (1.08%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.87%) Bitcoin
16 8 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 158 (17.12%) Linux
2 121 (13.11%) Unix
3 24 (2.60%) Windows
4 20 (2.17%) Android
5 19 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.98%) CentOS
7 7 (0.76%) DC/OS
7 7 (0.76%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.33%) VMS
9 2 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (29.04%) Machine Learning
3 262 (28.39%) Data Science
4 198 (21.45%) OO
5 191 (20.69%) Analytics
6 168 (18.20%) Problem-Solving
7 156 (16.90%) Mathematics
8 129 (13.98%) TDD
9 128 (13.87%) Multithreading
10 127 (13.76%) OOP
11 123 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 119 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (10.08%) Open Source
14 90 (9.75%) Scrum
15 88 (9.53%) Artificial Intelligence
16 86 (9.32%) OOD
17 84 (9.10%) Deep Learning
17 84 (9.10%) DevOps
18 65 (7.04%) Visualisation
19 64 (6.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 402 (43.55%) Python
2 306 (33.15%) Java
3 289 (31.31%) SQL
4 133 (14.41%) C#
4 133 (14.41%) R
5 128 (13.87%) JavaScript
5 128 (13.87%) Scala
6 118 (12.78%) C++
7 70 (7.58%) MATLAB
8 61 (6.61%) C
9 58 (6.28%) Java 8
10 39 (4.23%) ES6
11 28 (3.03%) Perl
12 24 (2.60%) Go
13 20 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.73%) Embedded C++
15 15 (1.63%) PHP
15 15 (1.63%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.30%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 188 (20.37%) Degree
2 67 (7.26%) PhD
3 60 (6.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 50 (5.42%) Master's Degree
5 26 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.28%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.87%) CISM
8 8 (0.87%) CISSP
9 4 (0.43%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.33%) CISA
10 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.22%) MBA
12 1 (0.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.11%) ISACA
12 1 (0.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.82%) QA
2 16 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.63%) GDPR
4 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.43%) COBIT
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) MiFID
7 2 (0.22%) WAI
8 1 (0.11%) DO-254
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.11%) JTAG
8 1 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 106 (11.48%) Docker
2 34 (3.68%) HDFS
3 33 (3.58%) Apache Flume
4 4 (0.43%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.22%) etcd
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Varnish
7 1 (0.11%) IAG
Systems Management
1 50 (5.42%) Kubernetes
2 21 (2.28%) Ansible
3 19 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.41%) Hadoop YARN
5 11 (1.19%) Terraform
6 10 (1.08%) Oozie
7 8 (0.87%) Mesos
8 6 (0.65%) SELinux
9 3 (0.33%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.33%) Puppet
10 2 (0.22%) Consul
11 1 (0.11%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) Kibana
11 1 (0.11%) Marathon
11 1 (0.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.11%) RSA Archer
11 1 (0.11%) RSA Security Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (7.04%) Google
2 62 (6.72%) Oracle
3 44 (4.77%) Microsoft
4 28 (3.03%) MapR
4 28 (3.03%) Tableau
5 25 (2.71%) Twitter
6 20 (2.17%) Alteryx
6 20 (2.17%) Hortonworks
7 14 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.19%) Talend
9 9 (0.98%) Atlassian
10 8 (0.87%) Actix
10 8 (0.87%) Mapinfo
10 8 (0.87%) SAP
10 8 (0.87%) Sybase
11 7 (0.76%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.76%) Cisco
11 7 (0.76%) Huawei
11 7 (0.76%) Informatica
11 7 (0.76%) Juniper