Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 35 30
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,290 5,938 6,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.94% 5.96% 6.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.03% 18.54% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,525 3,693 4,126
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +5.15%
10th Percentile £237 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.24% +6.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 206 199
UK median hourly rate £24.86 £19.93 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.74% -0.97% +5.89%
10th Percentile £15.20 £12.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £54.00 £45.25 £55.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.37 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +21.85% +2.56% +8.33%

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 22,542 32,021 33,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.21% 32.15% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,190 20,874 22,001
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £258
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,007 1,005 989
UK median hourly rate £24.37 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% - +1.99%

Analytical Skills
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytical Skills over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor 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 24 January 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 +8 3,892 £450 - 1,681
UK excluding London +4 2,390 £425 +0.24% 1,303
London +5 1,811 £500 +5.26% 491
South East +10 766 £425 - 316
North of England +14 597 £420 +5.00% 353
North West +16 311 £400 +3.23% 186
Scotland +8 244 £375 -6.25% 75
Midlands -6 243 £446 +11.38% 229
South West -35 235 £425 -2.86% 156
East of England +19 234 £400 - 137
Yorkshire +15 203 £425 +6.25% 130
West Midlands +5 172 £450 +12.50% 136
North East +12 87 £425 - 37
East Midlands -30 70 £433 +7.99% 92
Wales +1 50 £375 -7.69% 33
Northern Ireland -4 25 £400 -1.54% 6
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 1,630 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1,238 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1,114 (25.97%) Finance
4 940 (21.91%) SQL
5 883 (20.58%) Microsoft
6 619 (14.43%) Degree
7 575 (13.40%) Analytics
8 508 (11.84%) Windows
9 505 (11.77%) Business Intelligence
10 489 (11.40%) Microsoft Excel
11 465 (10.84%) Azure
12 463 (10.79%) Python
13 427 (9.95%) Project Management
14 413 (9.63%) SQL Server
15 395 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
16 394 (9.18%) Java
16 394 (9.18%) Security Cleared
17 373 (8.69%) JavaScript
18 360 (8.39%) Decision-Making
19 354 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
20 337 (7.86%) C#
21 332 (7.74%) ITIL
22 329 (7.67%) Linux
23 322 (7.51%) Visualisation
24 317 (7.39%) Scrum
25 311 (7.25%) Oracle
26 308 (7.18%) AWS
26 308 (7.18%) Public Sector
27 299 (6.97%) .NET
28 297 (6.92%) Migration

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
1 148 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 119 (2.77%) Confluence
3 97 (2.26%) Apache Spark
4 70 (1.63%) SAS
5 54 (1.26%) IIS
6 42 (0.98%) CMS
7 38 (0.89%) Apache
8 37 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 28 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 24 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (0.49%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.44%) JBoss
14 17 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (0.40%) Skype for Business
15 16 (0.37%) R Markdown
15 16 (0.37%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.35%) Jupyter
17 13 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 12 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 489 (11.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 354 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
3 190 (4.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 136 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 87 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.82%) Sketch
7 32 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
8 22 (0.51%) SPSS
9 20 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
10 16 (0.37%) InVision
11 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.19%) Stata
12 5 (0.12%) Adobe XD
13 4 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.093%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.093%) UserZoom
13 4 (0.093%) Windchill
13 4 (0.093%) Zeplin
14 3 (0.070%) Figma
14 3 (0.070%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 30 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 26 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 23 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 23 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
6 16 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.35%) SAP ERP
8 12 (0.28%) BASE24
9 11 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 11 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.26%) SessionCam
10 10 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
12 8 (0.19%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.19%) SAP CRM
13 7 (0.16%) Primavera
14 6 (0.14%) SAP HR
14 6 (0.14%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 465 (10.84%) Azure
2 308 (7.18%) AWS
3 280 (6.53%) Power Platform
4 138 (3.22%) Office 365
5 94 (2.19%) GCP
6 54 (1.26%) SaaS
7 52 (1.21%) Dynamics 365
8 47 (1.10%) GitHub
8 47 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 42 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
10 36 (0.84%) PaaS
11 33 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.77%) IaaS
12 30 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 30 (0.70%) Serverless
13 27 (0.63%) G Suite
14 26 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
15 25 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
16 17 (0.40%) npm
17 15 (0.35%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 83 (1.93%) Firewall
2 79 (1.84%) HTTP
3 75 (1.75%) WAN
4 74 (1.72%) DNS
5 64 (1.49%) TCP/IP
6 63 (1.47%) DHCP
7 59 (1.38%) LAN
8 55 (1.28%) Internet
9 50 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
10 45 (1.05%) Network Security
11 38 (0.89%) VPN
12 34 (0.79%) BGP
13 31 (0.72%) HTTPS
14 30 (0.70%) Wireless
15 28 (0.65%) Wireshark
16 27 (0.63%) SNMP
17 26 (0.61%) MPLS
18 25 (0.58%) IPv6
19 23 (0.54%) SSL
20 22 (0.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 413 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 276 (6.43%) Power BI
3 239 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 187 (4.36%) Big Data
5 147 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 143 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 111 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 98 (2.28%) Hadoop
9 94 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 82 (1.91%) MongoDB
11 80 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 61 (1.42%) MySQL
13 57 (1.33%) Data Mining
14 53 (1.24%) Oracle Database
15 50 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
16 45 (1.05%) Data Lake
17 44 (1.03%) QlikView
18 43 (1.00%) Amazon Redshift
19 42 (0.98%) Apache Hive
19 42 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 257 (5.99%) JIRA
2 252 (5.87%) Git (software)
3 162 (3.78%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.31%) Cucumber
4 56 (1.31%) Selenium
5 49 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
7 38 (0.89%) NUnit
8 37 (0.86%) TeamCity
9 35 (0.82%) Subversion
10 34 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
11 30 (0.70%) Visual Studio
12 27 (0.63%) webpack
13 25 (0.58%) SpecFlow
14 24 (0.56%) Bitbucket
15 23 (0.54%) JMeter
16 22 (0.51%) Postman
17 21 (0.49%) Maven
18 20 (0.47%) GitLab
19 18 (0.42%) Axure RP
General
1 1,114 (25.97%) Finance
2 308 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 291 (6.78%) Banking
4 163 (3.80%) Marketing
5 145 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 141 (3.29%) Retail
7 85 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 82 (1.91%) Legal
9 77 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 73 (1.70%) Investment Banking
11 68 (1.59%) Publishing
12 66 (1.54%) Front Office
13 43 (1.00%) Law
14 40 (0.93%) Local Government
15 37 (0.86%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.70%) Games
16 30 (0.70%) Retail Banking
17 28 (0.65%) Billing
18 26 (0.61%) Advertising
19 24 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,138 (26.53%) Analyst
2 791 (18.44%) Developer
3 351 (8.18%) Business Analyst
4 270 (6.29%) Data Analyst
5 236 (5.50%) Architect
6 189 (4.41%) Consultant
7 153 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 116 (2.70%) Senior Developer
9 111 (2.59%) C# Developer
10 98 (2.28%) Support Engineer
11 92 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 88 (2.05%) Administrator
12 88 (2.05%) Designer
13 86 (2.00%) Data Scientist
13 86 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
14 85 (1.98%) Java Developer
15 84 (1.96%) .NET Developer
16 81 (1.89%) Service Analyst
17 78 (1.82%) React Developer
18 77 (1.79%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (6.97%) .NET
2 245 (5.71%) HTML
3 222 (5.17%) CSS
4 219 (5.10%) Web Services
5 188 (4.38%) React
6 181 (4.22%) XML
7 172 (4.01%) AngularJS
8 130 (3.03%) JSON
8 130 (3.03%) REST
9 115 (2.68%) SOAP
10 103 (2.40%) Kafka
11 82 (1.91%) Node.js
12 79 (1.84%) RESTful
13 72 (1.68%) Spring
14 68 (1.59%) Vue.js
15 66 (1.54%) ASP.NET
16 62 (1.45%) jQuery
16 62 (1.45%) Middleware
17 60 (1.40%) HTML5
18 53 (1.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 267 (6.22%) Management Information System
2 234 (5.45%) User Experience
3 233 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 130 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
5 123 (2.87%) Data Structures
6 118 (2.75%) Algorithms
7 93 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 77 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 72 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 67 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 57 (1.33%) NHS
12 53 (1.24%) Equities
12 53 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 48 (1.12%) Public Cloud
14 43 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 41 (0.96%) Driving Licence
16 40 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (0.82%) Fixed Income
18 28 (0.65%) PKI
19 26 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 508 (11.84%) Windows
2 329 (7.67%) Linux
3 196 (4.57%) Unix
4 140 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 137 (3.19%) Windows 10
6 100 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 74 (1.72%) Android
8 67 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 50 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 47 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (0.70%) Solaris
13 16 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.37%) SUSE
13 16 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.23%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,630 (38.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1,238 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
3 575 (13.40%) Analytics
4 505 (11.77%) Business Intelligence
5 427 (9.95%) Project Management
6 395 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 360 (8.39%) Decision-Making
8 332 (7.74%) ITIL
9 322 (7.51%) Visualisation
10 317 (7.39%) Scrum
11 297 (6.92%) Migration
12 280 (6.53%) Data Modelling
13 275 (6.41%) Computer Science
14 265 (6.18%) Data Analysis
15 259 (6.04%) SDLC
16 258 (6.01%) DevOps
17 251 (5.85%) Test Automation
18 250 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
19 244 (5.69%) Business Analysis
20 239 (5.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 940 (21.91%) SQL
2 463 (10.79%) Python
3 394 (9.18%) Java
4 373 (8.69%) JavaScript
5 337 (7.86%) C#
6 136 (3.17%) C
6 136 (3.17%) R
7 130 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 89 (2.07%) Shell Script
9 88 (2.05%) T-SQL
10 77 (1.79%) Perl
10 77 (1.79%) VBA
11 67 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 65 (1.52%) Scala
13 61 (1.42%) TypeScript
14 53 (1.24%) Bash Shell
15 49 (1.14%) C++
16 42 (0.98%) PHP
17 37 (0.86%) Ruby
18 26 (0.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 619 (14.43%) Degree
2 394 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 284 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 75 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.68%) CISSP
6 61 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 55 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 51 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 48 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (1.05%) CISM
11 42 (0.98%) ISEB
11 42 (0.98%) PhD
12 37 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 35 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 35 (0.82%) PMP
14 33 (0.77%) ISTQB
15 29 (0.68%) CCNA
15 29 (0.68%) CCNP
16 28 (0.65%) MCSE
17 26 (0.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (5.64%) QA
2 133 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 89 (2.07%) PMO
4 81 (1.89%) SLA
5 48 (1.12%) GDPR
6 40 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (0.63%) NIST
7 27 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 22 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 18 (0.42%) NCSC
10 16 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 10 (0.23%) WCAG
14 9 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
14 9 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
15 8 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 8 (0.19%) IFRS
15 8 (0.19%) RMADS
15 8 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 222 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 132 (3.08%) Docker
3 77 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (0.61%) HDFS
4 26 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 23 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.28%) XenApp
10 11 (0.26%) vSphere
11 9 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.16%) Firmware
13 7 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.12%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (0.093%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.070%) vCloud
17 2 (0.047%) LXC
Systems Management
1 86 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 81 (1.89%) SCCM
3 65 (1.52%) Terraform
4 59 (1.38%) Ansible
5 43 (1.00%) Puppet
6 38 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (0.72%) WSUS
8 22 (0.51%) Netcool
9 19 (0.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 18 (0.42%) Control-M
10 18 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.40%) HP ALM
12 16 (0.37%) Amdocs OSS
13 15 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (0.35%) NetBackup
13 15 (0.35%) Rancher
14 13 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
15 12 (0.28%) AppDNA
16 11 (0.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 883 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 311 (7.25%) Oracle
3 187 (4.36%) Tableau
4 186 (4.34%) SAP
5 147 (3.43%) VMware
6 131 (3.05%) Google
7 117 (2.73%) Cisco
8 89 (2.07%) HP
9 80 (1.86%) ServiceNow
10 78 (1.82%) IBM
10 78 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 71 (1.66%) Remedy
12 62 (1.45%) Citrix
13 54 (1.26%) Adobe
14 52 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 42 (0.98%) Cognos
16 34 (0.79%) Databricks
16 34 (0.79%) Fujitsu
16 34 (0.79%) Splunk
17 32 (0.75%) BMC