Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 2,504 5,315 6,437
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.35% 5.72% 6.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.13% 17.98% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,559 3,281 4,034
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.16%
10th Percentile £242 £250 £237
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 179 223
Median hourly rate £27.99 £19.88 £18.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.79% +7.81% -18.04%
10th Percentile £14.97 £11.24 £11.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.90 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £18.87 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% +7.83% -22.22%

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 13,087 29,555 33,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.20% 31.81% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,118 18,930 21,619
Median daily rate £475 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £270
90th Percentile £713 £663 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 1,058 1,069
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.22% -6.39% +9.50%
10th Percentile £13.01 £11.66 £11.81
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £22.29 £18.73 £20.81
% change year-on-year +19.01% -10.00% +9.62%

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 16 July 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 16 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 18 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 16 July 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 +9 2,227 £450 - 470
UK excluding London +5 1,206 £425 +3.03% 346
London +11 1,193 £500 +3.09% 160
South East +4 358 £450 +5.88% 63
North of England +13 281 £387 -3.19% 102
North West +14 164 £375 -9.09% 60
Midlands +4 143 £425 +6.25% 66
Scotland 0 138 £388 +3.33% 17
Work from Home +20 136 £425 -12.37% 48
South West -7 128 £446 +2.59% 43
East of England -1 104 £448 +8.48% 35
West Midlands +7 97 £439 +3.85% 47
Yorkshire +3 87 £390 +4.00% 28
East Midlands +2 43 £400 +6.67% 19
Wales 0 38 £400 +14.29% 12
North East -2 30 £441 +3.82% 14
Northern Ireland +5 19 £400 - 8
Channel Islands +11 3 - -

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 924 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
2 724 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 573 (22.88%) Finance
4 518 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 495 (19.77%) SQL
6 415 (16.57%) Security Cleared
7 348 (13.90%) SC Cleared
8 347 (13.86%) Windows
9 345 (13.78%) Python
10 337 (13.46%) Degree
11 302 (12.06%) Azure
12 292 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
13 288 (11.50%) Analytics
14 284 (11.34%) Public Sector
15 282 (11.26%) Linux
16 277 (11.06%) Decision-Making
17 267 (10.66%) Java
18 248 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
19 244 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
20 229 (9.15%) AWS
21 224 (8.95%) Scrum
22 222 (8.87%) SQL Server
23 216 (8.63%) Oracle
24 215 (8.59%) Project Management
25 204 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
26 198 (7.91%) Banking
27 197 (7.87%) Migration
28 196 (7.83%) JavaScript
28 196 (7.83%) ITIL
29 194 (7.75%) Management Information System

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 99 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 62 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 54 (2.16%) Confluence
4 50 (2.00%) IIS
5 49 (1.96%) SAS
6 35 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 25 (1.00%) Skype for Business
8 24 (0.96%) Apache
9 23 (0.92%) CMS
10 18 (0.72%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (0.56%) IBM Domino
14 13 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.44%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.36%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 292 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 204 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
3 80 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
6 24 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.72%) SPSS
8 15 (0.60%) Sketch
9 9 (0.36%) InVision
10 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.16%) Simulink
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Adobe XD
12 3 (0.12%) Stata
13 2 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.080%) UserZoom
13 2 (0.080%) Zeplin
14 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
4 9 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 6 (0.24%) SAP SRM
7 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.20%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.16%) assyst
8 4 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 4 (0.16%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.16%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 302 (12.06%) Azure
2 229 (9.15%) AWS
3 139 (5.55%) Power Platform
4 113 (4.51%) Office 365
5 62 (2.48%) GCP
6 43 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (1.40%) OneDrive
8 34 (1.36%) SaaS
9 31 (1.24%) Google Analytics
10 27 (1.08%) PaaS
11 23 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
12 19 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.72%) PowerApps
14 17 (0.68%) IaaS
15 16 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
16 14 (0.56%) Amazon S3
16 14 (0.56%) GitHub
17 12 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
18 11 (0.44%) Heroku
18 11 (0.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.12%) DNS
2 72 (2.88%) Firewall
3 69 (2.76%) DHCP
4 51 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 42 (1.68%) Skype
6 41 (1.64%) Internet
7 37 (1.48%) HTTP
8 36 (1.44%) WAN
9 35 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 32 (1.28%) LAN
10 32 (1.28%) VPN
11 27 (1.08%) Network Security
12 26 (1.04%) SAN
13 25 (1.00%) HTTPS
14 24 (0.96%) IPv4
15 22 (0.88%) IPv6
16 20 (0.80%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.76%) Wireless
18 16 (0.64%) MPLS
18 16 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 124 (4.95%) Power BI
3 123 (4.91%) Big Data
4 114 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 101 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 72 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 63 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 62 (2.48%) MongoDB
9 61 (2.44%) MySQL
10 48 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 45 (1.80%) Hadoop
12 42 (1.68%) Data Mining
13 38 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.16%) Data Lake
14 29 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.12%) Apache Hive
16 27 (1.08%) QlikView
17 24 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
18 23 (0.92%) Oracle Database
19 21 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 130 (5.19%) JIRA
2 122 (4.87%) Git (software)
3 99 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 44 (1.76%) Selenium
5 29 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 27 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 25 (1.00%) JMeter
7 25 (1.00%) TeamCity
8 23 (0.92%) GitLab
9 22 (0.88%) Postman
10 18 (0.72%) Axure RP
11 17 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 16 (0.64%) webpack
13 15 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (0.60%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.56%) JUnit
14 14 (0.56%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.56%) Subversion
15 13 (0.52%) Grunt
General
1 573 (22.88%) Finance
2 284 (11.34%) Public Sector
3 198 (7.91%) Banking
4 108 (4.31%) Marketing
5 84 (3.35%) Investment Banking
6 80 (3.19%) Front Office
7 79 (3.15%) Telecoms
8 64 (2.56%) Legal
9 61 (2.44%) Law
10 60 (2.40%) Retail
11 46 (1.84%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.20%) Publishing
13 28 (1.12%) Electronics
14 21 (0.84%) Advertising
14 21 (0.84%) German Language
14 21 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (0.80%) Military
16 17 (0.68%) Billing
17 16 (0.64%) French Language
17 16 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 599 (23.92%) Analyst
2 451 (18.01%) Developer
3 200 (7.99%) Business Analyst
4 145 (5.79%) Architect
5 125 (4.99%) Consultant
6 116 (4.63%) Data Analyst
7 97 (3.87%) Project Manager
8 82 (3.27%) Java Developer
9 59 (2.36%) Data Engineer
10 57 (2.28%) Designer
11 54 (2.16%) Senior Developer
12 51 (2.04%) Software Engineer
13 49 (1.96%) Data Scientist
14 47 (1.88%) Administrator
15 44 (1.76%) Senior Analyst
16 43 (1.72%) C# Developer
17 41 (1.64%) SQL Developer
18 40 (1.60%) .NET Developer
18 40 (1.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 39 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (5.07%) HTML
2 122 (4.87%) Web Services
3 116 (4.63%) .NET
4 95 (3.79%) CSS
5 89 (3.55%) React
6 80 (3.19%) AngularJS
7 75 (3.00%) Node.js
8 71 (2.84%) REST
9 55 (2.20%) Kafka
10 54 (2.16%) XML
11 52 (2.08%) jQuery
12 42 (1.68%) Middleware
13 41 (1.64%) HTML5
14 30 (1.20%) Redux
14 30 (1.20%) RESTful
15 29 (1.16%) Spring
16 28 (1.12%) SOAP
17 27 (1.08%) .NET Framework
17 27 (1.08%) JSON
18 26 (1.04%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 194 (7.75%) Management Information System
2 169 (6.75%) Self-Motivation
3 127 (5.07%) User Experience
4 65 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 63 (2.52%) Data Structures
6 58 (2.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 56 (2.24%) Analytical Mindset
8 54 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 49 (1.96%) NHS
10 33 (1.32%) Fixed Income
11 32 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 30 (1.20%) Virtual Team
13 29 (1.16%) FMCG
14 27 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
15 26 (1.04%) Reference Data
16 22 (0.88%) PKI
17 20 (0.80%) Taxonomies
18 19 (0.76%) Device Driver
19 18 (0.72%) Public Cloud
20 17 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 347 (13.86%) Windows
2 282 (11.26%) Linux
3 127 (5.07%) Windows Server
4 111 (4.43%) Unix
5 84 (3.35%) Windows 10
6 47 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 40 (1.60%) Apple iOS
9 37 (1.48%) Android
10 32 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
12 20 (0.80%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.56%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.44%) Solaris
15 8 (0.32%) CentOS
16 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.20%) Windows 8
18 4 (0.16%) AIX
18 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 924 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
2 724 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 288 (11.50%) Analytics
4 277 (11.06%) Decision-Making
5 248 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
6 244 (9.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 224 (8.95%) Scrum
8 215 (8.59%) Project Management
9 197 (7.87%) Migration
10 196 (7.83%) ITIL
11 182 (7.27%) DevOps
12 172 (6.87%) Risk Management
13 160 (6.39%) Data Modelling
14 152 (6.07%) Data Analysis
15 149 (5.95%) Computer Science
16 138 (5.51%) Visualisation
17 136 (5.43%) Test Automation
18 133 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
19 129 (5.15%) Data Science
20 126 (5.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 495 (19.77%) SQL
2 345 (13.78%) Python
3 267 (10.66%) Java
4 196 (7.83%) JavaScript
5 140 (5.59%) C#
6 118 (4.71%) PowerShell
7 78 (3.12%) C
8 75 (3.00%) R
9 54 (2.16%) Bash Shell
9 54 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 53 (2.12%) Scala
10 53 (2.12%) TypeScript
11 43 (1.72%) C++
12 41 (1.64%) Perl
13 40 (1.60%) PHP
13 40 (1.60%) T-SQL
13 40 (1.60%) VBA
14 29 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.84%) ES6
16 17 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 415 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 348 (13.90%) SC Cleared
3 337 (13.46%) Degree
4 59 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 57 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 56 (2.24%) CISSP
7 47 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 42 (1.68%) Master's Degree
9 36 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 36 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.20%) CISM
11 29 (1.16%) CISA
12 26 (1.04%) ISEB
13 24 (0.96%) CCNP
14 23 (0.92%) MCSA
15 20 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
16 18 (0.72%) CCNA
17 16 (0.64%) GIAC
17 16 (0.64%) ISTQB
17 16 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.47%) QA
2 62 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 57 (2.28%) SLA
4 45 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (1.56%) PMO
6 31 (1.24%) GDPR
7 27 (1.08%) NIST
8 25 (1.00%) COBIT
9 21 (0.84%) PCI DSS
10 19 (0.76%) NCSC
11 15 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
11 15 (0.60%) WCAG
12 12 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 10 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
13 10 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 9 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (0.36%) WAI
15 8 (0.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 175 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.99%) Docker
3 65 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 20 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.60%) vSphere
8 14 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.52%) HDFS
9 13 (0.52%) XenApp
10 7 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.20%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.16%) NFS
14 3 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 3 (0.12%) Samba
14 3 (0.12%) Snort
14 3 (0.12%) vCloud
14 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 89 (3.55%) Kubernetes
2 72 (2.88%) Terraform
3 51 (2.04%) SCCM
4 31 (1.24%) Ansible
5 25 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 21 (0.84%) Rancher
7 19 (0.76%) Puppet
8 16 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (0.60%) Netcool
9 15 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 13 (0.52%) Kibana
11 12 (0.48%) WSUS
12 11 (0.44%) Nagios
12 11 (0.44%) SCOM
12 11 (0.44%) ZABBIX
13 10 (0.40%) AppDNA
13 10 (0.40%) vCenter Server
14 9 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
14 9 (0.36%) logstash
14 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 518 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 216 (8.63%) Oracle
3 126 (5.03%) SAP
4 110 (4.39%) VMware
5 81 (3.23%) Google
6 79 (3.15%) ServiceNow
7 76 (3.04%) Tableau
8 56 (2.24%) IBM
9 55 (2.20%) HP
10 48 (1.92%) Cisco
11 42 (1.68%) Splunk
12 39 (1.56%) Citrix
12 39 (1.56%) Dell
13 37 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
14 36 (1.44%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.20%) Databricks
16 29 (1.16%) Remedy
17 22 (0.88%) Adobe
18 20 (0.80%) Alteryx
19 19 (0.76%) Informatica