Period
to 26 November 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Analytical Skills in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 26 November 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 Skills
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 34 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 2,054 4,654 6,200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.60% 5.63% 6.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.61% 18.09% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,418 2,794 3,926
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £255
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -3.53% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 227 218
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.63 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% +26.34% -6.50%
10th Percentile £15.43 £13.44 £12.55
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +21.62% +2.55%

Analytical Skills 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 12,367 25,728 33,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 31.15% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,721 16,266 21,823
Median daily rate £475 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £275
90th Percentile £700 £670 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 1,047 1,048
Median hourly rate £34.13 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +13.75% -
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.00 £12.01
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £49.13
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.43 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.16% +18.04% -1.76%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
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 Analytical Skills within the UK over the 6 months to 26 November 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 -1 1,746 £450 - 757
London -3 966 £500 - 241
UK excluding London +4 872 £410 -3.53% 567
Work from Home +3 384 £425 -5.56% 101
South East -4 217 £413 -5.71% 147
North of England -7 174 £417 +4.13% 158
Midlands +5 125 £410 -3.53% 93
East of England +9 105 £390 -2.50% 67
North West -3 104 £400 - 87
Scotland +1 99 £400 +3.23% 33
South West +2 97 £465 +3.33% 51
West Midlands +13 86 £413 +1.85% 54
Yorkshire -14 51 £425 +6.25% 51
Wales +19 46 £400 +6.67% 15
East Midlands +12 36 £360 -18.18% 39
North East 0 20 £425 +1.19% 20
Northern Ireland +7 15 £430 +1.18% 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills 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 Skills.

1 740 (36.03%) Problem-Solving
2 633 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 480 (23.37%) Finance
4 421 (20.50%) SQL
5 328 (15.97%) Microsoft
6 310 (15.09%) Security Cleared
7 279 (13.58%) Python
8 270 (13.15%) Analytics
9 268 (13.05%) SC Cleared
10 249 (12.12%) Degree
11 243 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
11 243 (11.83%) Azure
12 223 (10.86%) Java
13 222 (10.81%) Public Sector
14 217 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
15 210 (10.22%) Scrum
16 209 (10.18%) Windows
17 192 (9.35%) Linux
18 191 (9.30%) Project Management
19 188 (9.15%) Data Modelling
20 182 (8.86%) DevOps
20 182 (8.86%) Decision-Making
21 177 (8.62%) AWS
21 177 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
21 177 (8.62%) Oracle
22 166 (8.08%) Banking
23 149 (7.25%) SQL Server
23 149 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
24 142 (6.91%) Power Platform
25 139 (6.77%) Data Analysis

Analytical Skills
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 66 (3.21%) Confluence
2 64 (3.12%) SharePoint
3 54 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 42 (2.04%) SAS
5 36 (1.75%) Apache
6 25 (1.22%) IIS
7 24 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 20 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 20 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 14 (0.68%) CMS
10 14 (0.68%) JBoss
11 13 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.39%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.34%) Appian
14 7 (0.34%) ArcGIS
14 7 (0.34%) WordPress
15 6 (0.29%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 177 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 19 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) InVision
7 7 (0.34%) Sketch
7 7 (0.34%) SPSS
8 5 (0.24%) UserZoom
8 5 (0.24%) Zeplin
9 3 (0.15%) Simulink
10 2 (0.097%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.097%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.049%) PTC Creo
11 1 (0.049%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.049%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 33 (1.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 12 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
6 7 (0.34%) BASE24
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.29%) Primavera
7 6 (0.29%) Workday HCM
8 5 (0.24%) Maximo
8 5 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.19%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 243 (11.83%) Azure
2 177 (8.62%) AWS
3 142 (6.91%) Power Platform
4 74 (3.60%) Office 365
5 54 (2.63%) GCP
6 48 (2.34%) SaaS
7 42 (2.04%) PaaS
8 27 (1.31%) Google Analytics
8 27 (1.31%) Serverless
9 25 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
11 22 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
12 21 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
14 17 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (0.73%) GitHub
16 13 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.63%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.54%) Azure Functions
17 11 (0.54%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 56 (2.73%) Firewall
3 49 (2.39%) DHCP
4 41 (2.00%) DNS
5 25 (1.22%) IPv4
6 24 (1.17%) HTTP
7 23 (1.12%) Network Security
8 22 (1.07%) SSL
9 20 (0.97%) LAN
10 19 (0.93%) Internet
10 19 (0.93%) IPv6
10 19 (0.93%) WAN
11 17 (0.83%) SAN
11 17 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (0.78%) Skype
13 15 (0.73%) VPN
14 12 (0.58%) 5G
14 12 (0.58%) Broadband
14 12 (0.58%) Wireless
15 11 (0.54%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.77%) Power BI
3 106 (5.16%) Data Warehouse
4 103 (5.01%) Relational Database
5 100 (4.87%) Big Data
6 53 (2.58%) Tableau
7 43 (2.09%) MySQL
8 42 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (2.00%) NoSQL
10 40 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (1.85%) Data Mining
12 36 (1.75%) Hadoop
13 35 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 34 (1.66%) Data Lake
15 30 (1.46%) MongoDB
16 28 (1.36%) Oracle Database
17 26 (1.27%) QlikView
18 25 (1.22%) Apache Hive
19 22 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
20 21 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 125 (6.09%) JIRA
2 110 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 92 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.41%) JMeter
5 27 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 27 (1.31%) Selenium
6 24 (1.17%) eggPlant
7 21 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 19 (0.93%) Bitbucket
9 14 (0.68%) Maven
9 14 (0.68%) NeoLoad
10 12 (0.58%) LoadUI
11 11 (0.54%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.54%) Postman
11 11 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.54%) Visual Studio
11 11 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (0.49%) GitLab
13 9 (0.44%) SoapUI
14 8 (0.39%) Gradle
General
1 480 (23.37%) Finance
2 222 (10.81%) Public Sector
3 166 (8.08%) Banking
4 120 (5.84%) Marketing
5 80 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 59 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 59 (2.87%) Legal
7 58 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 57 (2.78%) Retail
9 54 (2.63%) Front Office
10 34 (1.66%) Electronics
11 24 (1.17%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.88%) Local Government
12 18 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.68%) Advertising
14 13 (0.63%) Games
14 13 (0.63%) German Language
14 13 (0.63%) Law
14 13 (0.63%) Publishing
15 12 (0.58%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 507 (24.68%) Analyst
2 327 (15.92%) Developer
3 172 (8.37%) Business Analyst
4 143 (6.96%) Architect
5 115 (5.60%) Data Analyst
6 102 (4.97%) Consultant
7 63 (3.07%) Java Developer
8 58 (2.82%) Data Scientist
9 52 (2.53%) Project Manager
10 49 (2.39%) Data Engineer
10 49 (2.39%) Senior Developer
11 41 (2.00%) Data Architect
12 37 (1.80%) Senior Analyst
13 34 (1.66%) Security Engineer
14 32 (1.56%) SQL Developer
15 31 (1.51%) Administrator
15 31 (1.51%) DevOps Engineer
15 31 (1.51%) Software Engineer
16 30 (1.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 29 (1.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.77%) HTML
2 94 (4.58%) Web Services
3 83 (4.04%) .NET
4 70 (3.41%) REST
5 55 (2.68%) CSS
6 54 (2.63%) AngularJS
7 53 (2.58%) XML
8 50 (2.43%) Kafka
9 48 (2.34%) Node.js
10 42 (2.04%) Middleware
11 39 (1.90%) Spring
12 37 (1.80%) React
13 36 (1.75%) HTML5
14 33 (1.61%) JSON
15 27 (1.31%) Pandas
16 24 (1.17%) jQuery
17 23 (1.12%) NumPy
17 23 (1.12%) SOAP
18 22 (1.07%) Elastic Stack
18 22 (1.07%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.62%) Management Information System
2 117 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
3 98 (4.77%) User Experience
4 78 (3.80%) Analytical Mindset
5 57 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 54 (2.63%) NHS
7 50 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 48 (2.34%) Data Centre
9 32 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 31 (1.51%) Credit Risk
11 30 (1.46%) Clustering
12 27 (1.31%) Derivative
12 27 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 25 (1.22%) Virtual Team
15 23 (1.12%) FMCG
15 23 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 22 (1.07%) Device Driver
16 22 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
17 20 (0.97%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 209 (10.18%) Windows
2 192 (9.35%) Linux
3 105 (5.11%) Unix
4 70 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.80%) Android
6 37 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 17 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (0.63%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.39%) AIX
12 8 (0.39%) Solaris
12 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (0.29%) CentOS
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (36.03%) Problem-Solving
2 633 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
3 270 (13.15%) Analytics
4 243 (11.83%) Business Intelligence
5 217 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 210 (10.22%) Scrum
7 191 (9.30%) Project Management
8 188 (9.15%) Data Modelling
9 182 (8.86%) Decision-Making
9 182 (8.86%) DevOps
10 139 (6.77%) Data Analysis
11 137 (6.67%) Computer Science
12 136 (6.62%) ITIL
13 134 (6.52%) Project Delivery
14 133 (6.48%) Migration
15 130 (6.33%) Requirements Gathering
16 127 (6.18%) Business Analysis
16 127 (6.18%) Data Science
17 121 (5.89%) SDLC
18 116 (5.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (20.50%) SQL
2 279 (13.58%) Python
3 223 (10.86%) Java
4 120 (5.84%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.99%) C#
5 82 (3.99%) R
6 71 (3.46%) PowerShell
7 57 (2.78%) C
8 47 (2.29%) C++
9 44 (2.14%) Bash Shell
9 44 (2.14%) Scala
10 40 (1.95%) Perl
11 38 (1.85%) VBA
12 35 (1.70%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 23 (1.12%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.07%) Ruby
15 22 (1.07%) TypeScript
16 19 (0.93%) Java 8
17 14 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 310 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 268 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 249 (12.12%) Degree
4 55 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 50 (2.43%) CISSP
6 49 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 41 (2.00%) Master's Degree
8 36 (1.75%) CISM
9 31 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.46%) CISA
10 30 (1.46%) ISEB
11 28 (1.36%) ISTQB
12 26 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (1.27%) CCNP
13 25 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 25 (1.22%) Numerate Degree
14 23 (1.12%) CCNA
15 19 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.83%) DBS Check
17 15 (0.73%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (5.21%) QA
2 87 (4.24%) Data Quality
3 47 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (2.19%) SLA
5 40 (1.95%) NIST
6 32 (1.56%) GDPR
7 28 (1.36%) PMO
8 25 (1.22%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.78%) NCSC
10 15 (0.73%) COBIT
11 14 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 13 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 12 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 11 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
15 10 (0.49%) IFRS
16 9 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
16 9 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 9 (0.44%) IFRS 9
16 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.44%) NIST 800
System Software
1 99 (4.82%) Docker
2 87 (4.24%) Active Directory
3 61 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.83%) vSphere
6 13 (0.63%) HDFS
7 12 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.58%) VMware NSX
8 11 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.54%) XenApp
9 9 (0.44%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.24%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.19%) KVM
12 4 (0.19%) Xen
13 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 2 (0.097%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 91 (4.43%) Kubernetes
2 60 (2.92%) Terraform
3 41 (2.00%) Ansible
4 27 (1.31%) Puppet
5 25 (1.22%) SCCM
6 21 (1.02%) SCOM
7 16 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (0.54%) Kibana
9 11 (0.54%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.44%) logstash
10 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 9 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.39%) Control-M
11 8 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.39%) PowerCLI
11 8 (0.39%) Rundeck
11 8 (0.39%) WSUS
12 7 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 328 (15.97%) Microsoft
2 177 (8.62%) Oracle
3 106 (5.16%) SAP
4 81 (3.94%) VMware
5 58 (2.82%) Databricks
5 58 (2.82%) Google
6 48 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
7 44 (2.14%) Splunk
8 37 (1.80%) Cisco
9 33 (1.61%) Sparx
10 31 (1.51%) IBM
11 30 (1.46%) Atlassian
12 28 (1.36%) HP
12 28 (1.36%) Remedy
12 28 (1.36%) SolarWinds
13 25 (1.22%) ServiceNow
14 22 (1.07%) Citrix
14 22 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.02%) Adobe
16 19 (0.93%) Informatica