Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 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 Skills
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 34 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,662 6,187 6,393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.49% 6.05% 6.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.55% 18.62% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,745 3,848 4,097
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 214 170
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.02 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.90% -13.18% +9.12%
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.45 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.18 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.60 £19.34
% change year-on-year +17.77% -9.00% +7.44%

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 26,571 33,234 32,889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.28% 32.47% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,868 21,551 21,552
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,048 1,045 1,006
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.66 £12.24 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% -

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019.

Contractor 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 21 October 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 -1 4,250 £450 +2.86% 1,616
UK excluding London -3 2,543 £425 +6.25% 1,240
London +1 2,013 £500 +5.26% 506
South East +2 877 £425 - 312
North of England -6 480 £400 +2.89% 280
South West -23 341 £450 +5.88% 174
Midlands -9 295 £400 +6.67% 191
North West +3 248 £423 +12.67% 143
East of England +6 232 £400 -3.03% 155
Scotland +2 221 £375 -6.25% 85
West Midlands 0 193 £400 +9.66% 109
Yorkshire -6 170 £375 -6.25% 106
East Midlands -15 99 £425 +8.97% 82
Wales +11 77 £375 -10.18% 33
North East +1 61 £425 +1.49% 31
Northern Ireland -13 20 £375 -11.14% 12
Channel Islands -4 6 £450 -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,684 (36.12%) Problem-Solving
2 1,323 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1,233 (26.45%) Finance
4 1,014 (21.75%) SQL
5 924 (19.82%) Microsoft
6 659 (14.14%) Degree
7 634 (13.60%) Analytics
8 617 (13.23%) Microsoft Excel
9 522 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
10 510 (10.94%) Windows
11 506 (10.85%) Project Management
12 497 (10.66%) Python
13 428 (9.18%) Azure
14 423 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
15 417 (8.94%) Security Cleared
16 404 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 402 (8.62%) Java
18 399 (8.56%) ITIL
19 390 (8.37%) SQL Server
20 380 (8.15%) Oracle
21 369 (7.92%) Decision-Making
22 347 (7.44%) JavaScript
23 344 (7.38%) DevOps
24 339 (7.27%) Data Analysis
25 329 (7.06%) Scrum
26 323 (6.93%) Banking
26 323 (6.93%) Linux
26 323 (6.93%) Migration
27 316 (6.78%) Data Modelling
28 312 (6.69%) C#

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
1 188 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 123 (2.64%) Confluence
3 122 (2.62%) Apache Spark
4 108 (2.32%) SAS
5 68 (1.46%) IIS
6 53 (1.14%) Apache
7 45 (0.97%) MS Exchange
8 28 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 27 (0.58%) JBoss
10 24 (0.51%) CMS
10 24 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (0.47%) OpenStack
12 21 (0.45%) Skype for Business
13 20 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 20 (0.43%) WebLogic
14 17 (0.36%) IBM Notes
14 17 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 13 (0.28%) Jupyter
16 12 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 617 (13.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 423 (9.07%) Microsoft Office
3 267 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 148 (3.17%) MS Visio
5 112 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
6 48 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.62%) Sketch
8 24 (0.51%) SPSS
9 15 (0.32%) InVision
10 10 (0.21%) CATIA
10 10 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 10 (0.21%) PTC Creo
10 10 (0.21%) Zeplin
11 7 (0.15%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.13%) Figma
13 5 (0.11%) Stata
13 5 (0.11%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.086%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.086%) InfoPath
15 3 (0.064%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 19 (0.41%) BASE24
5 19 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 17 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.36%) SAP HCM
7 15 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.32%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 11 (0.24%) Sonata
10 10 (0.21%) SAP SRM
10 10 (0.21%) SessionCam
11 9 (0.19%) Eloqua
11 9 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
11 9 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 428 (9.18%) Azure
2 297 (6.37%) AWS
3 261 (5.60%) Power Platform
4 184 (3.95%) Office 365
5 87 (1.87%) SaaS
6 69 (1.48%) PaaS
7 62 (1.33%) GitHub
8 59 (1.27%) GCP
9 55 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 48 (1.03%) Amazon S3
11 45 (0.97%) Google Analytics
12 40 (0.86%) IaaS
12 40 (0.86%) Serverless
13 33 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
14 30 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (0.58%) OneDrive
15 27 (0.58%) OpenShift
16 26 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
18 21 (0.45%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.15%) DNS
2 92 (1.97%) Firewall
3 76 (1.63%) VPN
4 74 (1.59%) DHCP
5 69 (1.48%) HTTP
6 68 (1.46%) WAN
7 62 (1.33%) TCP/IP
8 61 (1.31%) Internet
9 56 (1.20%) LAN
10 45 (0.97%) Wireless
11 40 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (0.77%) Network Security
13 35 (0.75%) BGP
14 32 (0.69%) SSL
15 31 (0.66%) Skype
16 30 (0.64%) VoIP
17 29 (0.62%) MPLS
18 28 (0.60%) HTTPS
19 25 (0.54%) OSPF
20 24 (0.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 256 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 254 (5.45%) Power BI
4 232 (4.98%) Big Data
5 162 (3.47%) Relational Database
6 134 (2.87%) Hadoop
7 132 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 105 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 82 (1.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 79 (1.69%) MySQL
11 77 (1.65%) MongoDB
12 73 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 72 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
14 67 (1.44%) Data Mining
15 65 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 61 (1.31%) QlikView
17 52 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
17 52 (1.12%) Data Lake
18 51 (1.09%) Apache Hive
19 48 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 273 (5.86%) JIRA
2 252 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 167 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 80 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 61 (1.31%) Selenium
6 59 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 49 (1.05%) Visual Studio
9 45 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 31 (0.66%) Subversion
11 29 (0.62%) JUnit
12 28 (0.60%) NUnit
13 26 (0.56%) Eclipse
13 26 (0.56%) SpecFlow
14 23 (0.49%) Maven
15 22 (0.47%) JMeter
15 22 (0.47%) SoapUI
16 21 (0.45%) Bitbucket
16 21 (0.45%) ERwin
17 19 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1,233 (26.45%) Finance
2 323 (6.93%) Banking
3 246 (5.28%) Public Sector
4 212 (4.55%) Marketing
5 198 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 182 (3.90%) Retail
7 136 (2.92%) Legal
8 108 (2.32%) Front Office
9 89 (1.91%) Investment Banking
9 89 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 83 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 62 (1.33%) Publishing
12 50 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 50 (1.07%) Law
13 48 (1.03%) Games
14 30 (0.64%) Billing
15 29 (0.62%) Advertising
15 29 (0.62%) Electronics
16 25 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 23 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,281 (27.48%) Analyst
2 755 (16.19%) Developer
3 439 (9.42%) Business Analyst
4 305 (6.54%) Data Analyst
5 273 (5.86%) Architect
6 224 (4.80%) Consultant
7 173 (3.71%) Project Manager
8 106 (2.27%) C# Developer
9 104 (2.23%) Java Developer
10 95 (2.04%) IT Analyst
11 93 (1.99%) Support Engineer
12 91 (1.95%) Administrator
13 89 (1.91%) Data Engineer
13 89 (1.91%) Senior Developer
14 88 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
15 85 (1.82%) Service Analyst
16 81 (1.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 77 (1.65%) Data Scientist
18 73 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
19 71 (1.52%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (6.03%) .NET
2 273 (5.86%) HTML
3 229 (4.91%) CSS
4 191 (4.10%) Web Services
5 181 (3.88%) AngularJS
5 181 (3.88%) XML
6 171 (3.67%) React
7 128 (2.75%) JSON
8 115 (2.47%) REST
9 106 (2.27%) Kafka
10 87 (1.87%) Middleware
11 85 (1.82%) SOAP
11 85 (1.82%) Spring
12 84 (1.80%) HTML5
13 81 (1.74%) RESTful
14 77 (1.65%) Node.js
15 69 (1.48%) ASP.NET
16 62 (1.33%) Vue.js
17 60 (1.29%) .NET Framework
18 52 (1.12%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 282 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
2 257 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 236 (5.06%) User Experience
4 114 (2.45%) Algorithms
5 109 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
6 106 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 79 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 75 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 74 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 67 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
11 64 (1.37%) Equities
12 61 (1.31%) Hedge funds
13 55 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 53 (1.14%) NHS
15 51 (1.09%) PKI
16 43 (0.92%) Public Cloud
17 40 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
18 33 (0.71%) Clustering
19 31 (0.66%) Derivative
20 30 (0.64%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 510 (10.94%) Windows
2 323 (6.93%) Linux
3 234 (5.02%) Unix
4 159 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 150 (3.22%) Windows 10
6 112 (2.40%) Windows 7
7 64 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (1.22%) Android
9 56 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.58%) Solaris
13 25 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.24%) SUSE
16 9 (0.19%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.19%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.15%) AIX
19 6 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,684 (36.12%) Problem-Solving
2 1,323 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 634 (13.60%) Analytics
4 522 (11.20%) Business Intelligence
5 506 (10.85%) Project Management
6 404 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 399 (8.56%) ITIL
8 369 (7.92%) Decision-Making
9 344 (7.38%) DevOps
10 339 (7.27%) Data Analysis
11 329 (7.06%) Scrum
12 323 (6.93%) Migration
13 316 (6.78%) Data Modelling
14 302 (6.48%) Business Analysis
15 300 (6.44%) SDLC
16 295 (6.33%) Computer Science
17 256 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
17 256 (5.49%) Visualisation
18 250 (5.36%) Project Delivery
19 249 (5.34%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,014 (21.75%) SQL
2 497 (10.66%) Python
3 402 (8.62%) Java
4 347 (7.44%) JavaScript
5 312 (6.69%) C#
6 159 (3.41%) PowerShell
7 120 (2.57%) R
8 98 (2.10%) C
9 92 (1.97%) C++
10 83 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 80 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 73 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 72 (1.54%) Bash Shell
14 69 (1.48%) Perl
15 62 (1.33%) TypeScript
16 51 (1.09%) VBA
17 44 (0.94%) Scala
18 37 (0.79%) VB
19 34 (0.73%) Java 8
20 25 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 659 (14.14%) Degree
2 417 (8.94%) Security Cleared
3 251 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 124 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 95 (2.04%) CISSP
6 84 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 60 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 53 (1.14%) CISM
8 53 (1.14%) ISEB
9 52 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 49 (1.05%) Master's Degree
11 47 (1.01%) PhD
12 43 (0.92%) MCSE
12 43 (0.92%) PMI Certification
13 41 (0.88%) CCNA
14 39 (0.84%) CIMA
15 35 (0.75%) CCNP
16 32 (0.69%) ACCA
16 32 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (5.04%) QA
2 165 (3.54%) Data Quality
3 140 (3.00%) SLA
4 124 (2.66%) PMO
5 41 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 40 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 36 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (0.75%) GDPR
9 23 (0.49%) NIST
10 21 (0.45%) JSP 440
11 20 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 18 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 17 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
14 12 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
14 12 (0.26%) SEPA
15 9 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
15 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.17%) IFRS
16 8 (0.17%) NCSC
17 7 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 268 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.11%) Docker
3 93 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
8 23 (0.49%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.47%) XenApp
10 20 (0.43%) HDFS
11 18 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.28%) vSphere
14 12 (0.26%) Firmware
15 7 (0.15%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.15%) VMware NSX
16 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 6 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
17 4 (0.086%) Apache Flume
17 4 (0.086%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 84 (1.80%) Ansible
1 84 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 63 (1.35%) SCCM
3 47 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 47 (1.01%) Terraform
4 40 (0.86%) Puppet
5 29 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 24 (0.51%) WSUS
7 19 (0.41%) Control-M
8 18 (0.39%) SCOM
9 15 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 15 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 14 (0.30%) HP ALM
11 13 (0.28%) CASB
11 13 (0.28%) Kibana
12 12 (0.26%) Perfmon
13 11 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 11 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 924 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 380 (8.15%) Oracle
3 241 (5.17%) SAP
4 237 (5.08%) Tableau
5 135 (2.90%) VMware
6 120 (2.57%) Cisco
7 112 (2.40%) Google
8 101 (2.17%) IBM
9 99 (2.12%) HP
10 85 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 74 (1.59%) Citrix
12 68 (1.46%) ServiceNow
13 55 (1.18%) Adobe
14 47 (1.01%) Remedy
15 44 (0.94%) Red Hat
16 43 (0.92%) Splunk
17 42 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
18 39 (0.84%) Cognos
19 37 (0.79%) Atlassian
19 37 (0.79%) Dell