Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 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.

Analytical Mindset
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 729 810 766
Rank change year-on-year +81 -44 +50
Contract jobs citing Analytical Mindset 94 85 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.083% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.26% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 50
UK median daily rate £488 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £320 £273 £274
90th Percentile £688 £558 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +8.44% +14.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
UK median hourly rate £18.00 - £16.08
10th Percentile £14.50 - £10.42
90th Percentile £19.00 - £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £13.04

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 29,171 33,176 31,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.28% 32.48% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,761 21,298 20,469
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,045 1,050 997
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.13 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +5.63% -2.44%
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.11 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.31 £20.00 £19.34
% change year-on-year +1.53% +3.43% -5.67%

Analytical Mindset
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytical Mindset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Mindset over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytical Mindset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Mindset in the UK

Analytical Mindset
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 Analytical Mindset within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 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 +87 87 £500 +19.69% 50
London +70 51 £638 +52.24% 17
UK excluding London +28 42 £434 +8.44% 35
South East +40 16 £425 +9.96% 4
East of England +23 7 £475 +216.67% 3
Midlands +35 6 £269 -37.50% 6
North of England +29 5 £500 +21.21% 16
East Midlands +29 4 £200 -51.81% 5
North West +12 4 £500 +5.26% 11
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +24 2 £338 -25.00% 1
Scotland +16 2 £400 +14.29%
South West - 2 £450 - 4
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 94 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.85%) Finance
4 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (24.47%) DevOps
6 20 (21.28%) Banking
7 19 (20.21%) JIRA
8 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Excel
9 16 (17.02%) Project Management
10 15 (15.96%) AWS
11 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
12 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (13.83%) Confluence
12 13 (13.83%) Jenkins
12 13 (13.83%) Fintech
12 13 (13.83%) Terraform
12 13 (13.83%) Cloud Native
13 12 (12.77%) Docker
13 12 (12.77%) Ansible
13 12 (12.77%) Azure
13 12 (12.77%) Investment Banking
13 12 (12.77%) Configuration Management
13 12 (12.77%) SQL
14 11 (11.70%) Java
14 11 (11.70%) Python
14 11 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (11.70%) Atlassian
14 11 (11.70%) Collaborative Working
15 10 (10.64%) Serverless
15 10 (10.64%) Amazon ECS

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 13 (13.83%) Confluence
2 6 (6.38%) CMS
3 3 (3.19%) Apache
3 3 (3.19%) nginx
4 2 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.06%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.26%) InVision
3 4 (4.26%) Sketch
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Actimize
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.96%) AWS
2 12 (12.77%) Azure
3 10 (10.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 10 (10.64%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (10.64%) Amazon ECS
3 10 (10.64%) Amazon S3
3 10 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
3 10 (10.64%) CloudFront
3 10 (10.64%) Route 53
3 10 (10.64%) Serverless
3 10 (10.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (7.45%) GitHub
4 7 (7.45%) Power Platform
5 4 (4.26%) Google Analytics
6 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.13%) Office 365
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.26%) VPN
2 2 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
2 2 (2.13%) LAN
2 2 (2.13%) Megaco
2 2 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (1.06%) 3G
3 1 (1.06%) HTTP
3 1 (1.06%) RTMP
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (7.45%) Power BI
2 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.32%) MySQL
5 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.19%) QlikView
6 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.13%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.06%) MS Access
7 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (20.21%) JIRA
2 13 (13.83%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.57%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.06%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 20 (21.28%) Banking
3 12 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 10 (10.64%) Marketing
5 6 (6.38%) Front Office
5 6 (6.38%) Games
6 5 (5.32%) Publishing
6 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.26%) Retail
8 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (35.11%) Analyst
2 16 (17.02%) Business Analyst
2 16 (17.02%) Data Analyst
2 16 (17.02%) Developer
3 12 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (7.45%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (7.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (7.45%) Banking Analyst
5 7 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer - Fintech
6 6 (6.38%) Grid Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 6 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.38%) React Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.32%) Report Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) Node.js
2 8 (8.51%) React
3 6 (6.38%) .NET
3 6 (6.38%) OAuth
3 6 (6.38%) OAuth2
4 4 (4.26%) XML
5 3 (3.19%) Framer.js
6 2 (2.13%) JSON
7 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (1.06%) CSS
7 1 (1.06%) Django
7 1 (1.06%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 94 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.83%) Cloud Native
3 6 (6.38%) Derivative
3 6 (6.38%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (5.32%) User Experience
5 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) Apple TV
6 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.06%) Blog
6 1 (1.06%) CMDB
6 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Linux
2 9 (9.57%) Unix
3 4 (4.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.60%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (24.47%) DevOps
4 16 (17.02%) Project Management
5 13 (13.83%) Fintech
5 13 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 11 (11.70%) Collaborative Working
8 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.64%) Wireframes
9 9 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.57%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.57%) Scrum
9 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (8.51%) BDD
10 8 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (8.51%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (8.51%) Front End Development
10 8 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) Java
2 11 (11.70%) Python
3 10 (10.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.06%) C#
6 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) AWS Certification
2 7 (7.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.06%) ISEB
3 1 (1.06%) MBA
3 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) GDPR
2 2 (2.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.77%) Docker
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Terraform
2 12 (12.77%) Ansible
3 11 (11.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.13%) Packer
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.70%) Atlassian
3 8 (8.51%) Adobe
3 8 (8.51%) Tableau
4 4 (4.26%) Google
5 3 (3.19%) Rackspace
5 3 (3.19%) Splunk
6 2 (2.13%) Huawei
6 2 (2.13%) Nokia
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle
6 2 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (1.06%) Apple
7 1 (1.06%) NetApp
7 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.06%) Sony
7 1 (1.06%) Workday
7 1 (1.06%) Zscaler