Period
to 29 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Mindset in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Mindset over the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Analytical Mindset
UK
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 521 771 813
Rank change year-on-year +250 +42 -41
Contract jobs citing Analytical Mindset 84 75 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.083% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 39
Median daily rate £425 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +22.22% +11.11%
10th Percentile £185 £349 £300
90th Percentile £623 £733 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £425 £430
% change year-on-year -4.41% -1.16% +32.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +80.00% -35.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 -

Analytical Mindset 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 15,099 29,074 32,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.48% 31.99% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,267 18,669 21,227
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £700 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 1,008 1,032
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -6.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.04 £11.78 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.83 £51.25 £50.67
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +21.62% -13.25% +18.47%

Analytical Mindset
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytical Mindset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytical Mindset.

Daily rate trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Mindset over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytical Mindset.

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Mindset within the UK over the 6 months to 29 May 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 +259 78 £425 -22.73% 20
UK excluding London +199 45 £406 -4.41% 14
London +172 38 £450 -30.77% 8
South East +145 26 £375 -14.29% 1
East of England +64 9 £322 - 1
North of England +94 4 £450 +9.15% 6
Channel Islands - 3 - -
North West +61 2 £575 +31.49% 4
Yorkshire +61 2 £369 +5.36% 2
Scotland +38 2 - - 2
Work from Home - 2 £425 - 3
Midlands +87 1 £475 +11.76% 3
East Midlands +38 1 £475 +8.57% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Mindset 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 Analytical Mindset.

1 84 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 21 (25.00%) Finance
4 18 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 18 (21.43%) Actionable Insight
5 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (20.24%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
6 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (17.86%) Analytics
8 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
8 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
10 11 (13.10%) Python
10 11 (13.10%) Marketing
10 11 (13.10%) Use Case
10 11 (13.10%) AWS
11 9 (10.71%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (10.71%) SIEM
11 9 (10.71%) Power BI
11 9 (10.71%) Analytical Thinking
11 9 (10.71%) Power Platform
12 8 (9.52%) Requirements Gathering
12 8 (9.52%) Migration
12 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (9.52%) ERP
13 7 (8.33%) Forcepoint
13 7 (8.33%) CRM
13 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce

Analytical Mindset
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 7 (8.33%) CMS
2 6 (7.14%) Apache Spark
3 5 (5.95%) WordPress
4 4 (4.76%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
5 1 (1.19%) Confluence
5 1 (1.19%) Luigi
5 1 (1.19%) SAS
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.95%) SAP ERP
2 4 (4.76%) SAP CRM
2 4 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.38%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.10%) AWS
2 9 (10.71%) Power Platform
3 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.76%) Azure
4 4 (4.76%) SaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.19%) GCP
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.33%) DKIM
1 7 (8.33%) DMARC
2 1 (1.19%) Skype
2 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.19%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) Power BI
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.14%) Big Data
4 5 (5.95%) Data Mining
4 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.57%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (3.57%) QlikView
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.38%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) Azkaban
8 1 (1.19%) BigQuery
8 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.19%) HBase
8 1 (1.19%) Impala
8 1 (1.19%) Looker
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) JIRA
1 2 (2.38%) RStudio
2 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Marketing
3 7 (8.33%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.95%) Banking
4 5 (5.95%) Legal
4 5 (5.95%) Publishing
5 4 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.76%) Retail
6 3 (3.57%) Advertising
7 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.19%) Czech Language
8 1 (1.19%) Front Office
8 1 (1.19%) German Language
8 1 (1.19%) Housing Association
8 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Analyst
2 14 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Developer
4 9 (10.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Consultant
6 6 (7.14%) Security Specialist
7 5 (5.95%) Administrator
7 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Content Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Data Scientist
7 5 (5.95%) Designer
7 5 (5.95%) Email Specialist
8 4 (4.76%) Automation Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Junior
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) SQL BI Developer
8 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.76%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Django
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) Shiny
4 1 (1.19%) ADO
4 1 (1.19%) EDI
4 1 (1.19%) Kafka
4 1 (1.19%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 84 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Hedge funds
2 7 (8.33%) User Experience
3 5 (5.95%) Algorithms
3 5 (5.95%) FMCG
4 4 (4.76%) PKI
4 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Mashup
6 2 (2.38%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.19%) iPhone
7 1 (1.19%) Social Media
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Actionable Insight
1 18 (21.43%) Data Analysis
2 17 (20.24%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.24%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (20.24%) Visualisation
3 16 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (17.86%) Analytics
5 13 (15.48%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (14.29%) Critical Thinking
7 11 (13.10%) Use Case
8 9 (10.71%) Analytical Thinking
8 9 (10.71%) Data Visualisation
8 9 (10.71%) SIEM
9 8 (9.52%) ERP
9 8 (9.52%) Migration
9 8 (9.52%) Requirements Gathering
10 7 (8.33%) CRM
10 7 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 7 (8.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) Python
3 6 (7.14%) R
4 4 (4.76%) VBA
5 2 (2.38%) C
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) Go
6 1 (1.19%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.19%) CSPO
2 1 (1.19%) MBA
2 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.19%) Docker
2 1 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Ansible
1 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
1 1 (1.19%) Oozie
1 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.19%) Puppet
1 1 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Forcepoint
2 7 (8.33%) Proofpoint
2 7 (8.33%) SAP
3 5 (5.95%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Tableau
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco
5 1 (1.19%) Foundry
5 1 (1.19%) Palantir
5 1 (1.19%) Splunk