Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6,306 6,104 6,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.16% 6.38% 5.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.08% 18.68% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,905 3,832 4,088
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £240
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 156 202
UK median hourly rate £17.77 £21.90 £18.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +17.43% -0.59%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £40.75 £45.98 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -5.25%

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 34,880 32,676 37,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.18% 34.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,615 21,316 24,450
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,069 1,048 1,227
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.05 £49.65 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £19.34 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -3.31% +11.11%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -4 5,754 £430 -4.44% 1,782
UK excluding London -1 3,487 £400 - 1,195
London -9 2,715 £488 -0.51% 701
South East +3 1,133 £425 +6.25% 260
North of England +3 783 £400 - 280
Midlands +2 529 £379 +1.07% 221
North West -5 357 £390 -2.50% 157
Scotland -1 356 £400 +4.58% 78
South West +5 343 £410 -3.53% 165
Yorkshire -2 307 £425 +6.25% 99
West Midlands -4 284 £375 +1.35% 136
East of England +4 243 £400 -3.03% 150
East Midlands +15 241 £380 +1.33% 85
North East +8 137 £425 -3.41% 24
Wales +3 76 £399 - 26
Northern Ireland +3 35 £388 -7.74% 14
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 2,477 (39.28%) Problem-Solving
2 1,942 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1,739 (27.58%) Finance
4 1,295 (20.54%) SQL
5 1,023 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 883 (14.00%) Degree
7 796 (12.62%) Analytics
8 756 (11.99%) Project Management
9 690 (10.94%) Windows
10 672 (10.66%) Java
11 655 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 638 (10.12%) Microsoft Excel
13 634 (10.05%) Oracle
14 589 (9.34%) Linux
15 567 (8.99%) Python
16 561 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
17 535 (8.48%) ITIL
18 522 (8.28%) Security Cleared
19 515 (8.17%) Banking
20 512 (8.12%) Scrum
21 509 (8.07%) SQL Server
22 492 (7.80%) Business Analysis
23 466 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
24 452 (7.17%) JavaScript
25 438 (6.95%) HTML
26 436 (6.91%) Decision-Making
27 435 (6.90%) SDLC
28 429 (6.80%) User Experience
29 425 (6.74%) Unix
30 412 (6.53%) 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
1 238 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 158 (2.51%) SAS
3 154 (2.44%) Confluence
4 134 (2.12%) Apache Spark
5 77 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 65 (1.03%) CMS
7 63 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 61 (0.97%) Apache
9 52 (0.82%) IIS
10 49 (0.78%) WebSphere
11 48 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
12 47 (0.75%) WebLogic
13 40 (0.63%) JBoss
14 38 (0.60%) Skype for Business
15 37 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 29 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
17 28 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
18 24 (0.38%) Mule
19 22 (0.35%) nginx
20 21 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 638 (10.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 466 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
3 255 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 176 (2.79%) MS Visio
5 115 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
6 52 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 28 (0.44%) InVision
9 20 (0.32%) UserZoom
10 19 (0.30%) SPSS
11 18 (0.29%) InfoPath
12 12 (0.19%) Chatbot
13 11 (0.17%) Stata
14 5 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 4 (0.063%) AutoCAD
15 4 (0.063%) Windchill
16 3 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
16 3 (0.048%) Mozilla Thunderbird
16 3 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
17 2 (0.032%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.48%) Sonata
4 28 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.44%) Workday HCM
5 22 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 21 (0.33%) SAP HR
7 19 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
9 13 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 13 (0.21%) SAP FI
10 12 (0.19%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.19%) SAP CO
10 12 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.19%) SAP HCM
11 11 (0.17%) Eloqua
11 11 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
11 11 (0.17%) R3 Corda
11 11 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 364 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 357 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (3.27%) Office 365
4 106 (1.68%) SaaS
5 86 (1.36%) GitHub
6 81 (1.28%) PaaS
7 78 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 78 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 72 (1.14%) Google Analytics
9 60 (0.95%) IaaS
10 59 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
11 50 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
12 44 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
13 37 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 37 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
15 31 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 29 (0.46%) Serverless
17 25 (0.40%) Datadog
18 24 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 205 (3.25%) Firewall
2 137 (2.17%) WAN
3 104 (1.65%) Internet
4 98 (1.55%) LAN
4 98 (1.55%) SMS
4 98 (1.55%) TCP/IP
5 94 (1.49%) VPN
6 91 (1.44%) DNS
6 91 (1.44%) HTTP
7 76 (1.21%) Network Security
8 75 (1.19%) Wireless
9 61 (0.97%) SAN
10 55 (0.87%) SSL
11 54 (0.86%) DHCP
12 46 (0.73%) BGP
13 44 (0.70%) IPsec
14 42 (0.67%) VoIP
15 39 (0.62%) OSPF
15 39 (0.62%) Wireshark
16 32 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 509 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 330 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 326 (5.17%) Big Data
4 317 (5.03%) Relational Database
5 235 (3.73%) Hadoop
6 178 (2.82%) Power BI
7 154 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 135 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 128 (2.03%) MySQL
10 119 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 105 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
12 100 (1.59%) MongoDB
13 97 (1.54%) Data Mining
14 92 (1.46%) HBase
15 90 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
16 89 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 85 (1.35%) Apache Hive
18 81 (1.28%) Data Lake
19 74 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 72 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 410 (6.50%) JIRA
2 344 (5.46%) Git (software)
3 286 (4.54%) Jenkins
4 153 (2.43%) Selenium
5 89 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 81 (1.28%) Visual Studio
7 74 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 68 (1.08%) Subversion
9 63 (1.00%) Maven
10 61 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 61 (0.97%) Eclipse
11 59 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 57 (0.90%) SpecFlow
13 55 (0.87%) JUnit
14 51 (0.81%) SoapUI
15 48 (0.76%) webpack
16 47 (0.75%) WebDriver
17 46 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 45 (0.71%) Axure RP
19 43 (0.68%) JMeter
General
1 1,739 (27.58%) Finance
2 515 (8.17%) Banking
3 361 (5.72%) Marketing
4 278 (4.41%) Retail
5 244 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 212 (3.36%) Legal
7 188 (2.98%) Front Office
8 148 (2.35%) Manufacturing
9 125 (1.98%) Investment Banking
10 80 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 65 (1.03%) Advertising
12 62 (0.98%) Games
13 61 (0.97%) Back Office
14 54 (0.86%) Law
15 50 (0.79%) Billing
16 49 (0.78%) Financial Institution
17 44 (0.70%) Automotive
18 43 (0.68%) Publishing
18 43 (0.68%) Retail Banking
19 42 (0.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,808 (28.67%) Analyst
2 1,069 (16.95%) Developer
3 703 (11.15%) Business Analyst
4 374 (5.93%) Architect
5 277 (4.39%) Consultant
6 270 (4.28%) Project Manager
7 250 (3.96%) Data Analyst
8 182 (2.89%) Java Developer
9 159 (2.52%) C# Developer
10 144 (2.28%) Administrator
11 137 (2.17%) User Researcher
12 131 (2.08%) Test Analyst
13 129 (2.05%) Designer
14 110 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
15 100 (1.59%) DevOps Engineer
16 96 (1.52%) Support Analyst
17 95 (1.51%) Data Engineer
17 95 (1.51%) Service Analyst
18 86 (1.36%) Support Engineer
19 83 (1.32%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (6.95%) HTML
2 372 (5.90%) .NET
3 326 (5.17%) CSS
4 259 (4.11%) Web Services
5 221 (3.50%) XML
6 191 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 181 (2.87%) HTML5
8 140 (2.22%) Middleware
9 137 (2.17%) ASP.NET
10 130 (2.06%) jQuery
11 119 (1.89%) Node.js
12 118 (1.87%) Spring
13 115 (1.82%) RESTful
14 114 (1.81%) REST
15 110 (1.74%) Kafka
16 103 (1.63%) JSON
17 85 (1.35%) SOAP
18 80 (1.27%) React
19 78 (1.24%) .NET Framework
20 69 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 429 (6.80%) User Experience
2 370 (5.87%) Computer Science
3 336 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 317 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 159 (2.52%) Algorithms
6 153 (2.43%) Data Centre
7 135 (2.14%) Virtual Team
8 128 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 103 (1.63%) Derivative
10 90 (1.43%) Fixed Income
11 84 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
12 78 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 74 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 69 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 68 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
16 63 (1.00%) Credit Risk
17 55 (0.87%) Hedge funds
17 55 (0.87%) PMI
18 51 (0.81%) Equities
18 51 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 690 (10.94%) Windows
2 589 (9.34%) Linux
3 425 (6.74%) Unix
4 188 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 135 (2.14%) Windows 10
6 130 (2.06%) Windows 7
7 117 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 95 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 80 (1.27%) Android
10 73 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (0.82%) AIX
13 39 (0.62%) Solaris
14 36 (0.57%) CentOS
14 36 (0.57%) Windows 8
15 35 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 27 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (0.36%) Mac OS
18 21 (0.33%) DC/OS
18 21 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,477 (39.28%) Problem-Solving
2 1,942 (30.80%) Agile Software Development
3 796 (12.62%) Analytics
4 756 (11.99%) Project Management
5 655 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 561 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
7 535 (8.48%) ITIL
8 512 (8.12%) Scrum
9 492 (7.80%) Business Analysis
10 436 (6.91%) Decision-Making
11 435 (6.90%) SDLC
12 406 (6.44%) Migration
13 372 (5.90%) Change Management
14 364 (5.77%) Data Analysis
15 355 (5.63%) Test Automation
16 344 (5.46%) DevOps
17 328 (5.20%) Data Modelling
18 323 (5.12%) ETL
19 303 (4.80%) Visualisation
20 297 (4.71%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1,295 (20.54%) SQL
2 672 (10.66%) Java
3 567 (8.99%) Python
4 452 (7.17%) JavaScript
5 412 (6.53%) C#
6 199 (3.16%) R
7 147 (2.33%) C++
8 139 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 119 (1.89%) C
9 119 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 108 (1.71%) PL/SQL
11 99 (1.57%) Perl
12 98 (1.55%) Shell Script
13 92 (1.46%) Scala
14 89 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 88 (1.40%) VBA
16 74 (1.17%) PHP
17 61 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 51 (0.81%) Java 8
19 45 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 883 (14.00%) Degree
2 522 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 382 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 158 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 130 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (1.70%) CISSP
7 101 (1.60%) ISEB
8 96 (1.52%) PMI Certification
9 77 (1.22%) DV Cleared
9 77 (1.22%) PMP
10 74 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 70 (1.11%) CCNP
11 70 (1.11%) CISM
12 69 (1.09%) ISTQB
13 66 (1.05%) Master's Degree
14 59 (0.94%) CCNA
15 55 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
15 55 (0.87%) MCSE
16 49 (0.78%) CISA
17 45 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (4.68%) QA
2 219 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 166 (2.63%) SLA
4 148 (2.35%) PMO
5 129 (2.05%) GDPR
6 50 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (0.52%) PCI DSS
8 30 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 25 (0.40%) GCP
10 18 (0.29%) WCAG
11 17 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
12 16 (0.25%) GxP
13 15 (0.24%) MiFID
14 13 (0.21%) IFRS
15 9 (0.14%) HIPAA
15 9 (0.14%) PSD2
16 8 (0.13%) COBIT
17 7 (0.11%) EMIR
17 7 (0.11%) HMG Infosec
17 7 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 261 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 163 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (2.47%) Docker
4 82 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 64 (1.01%) XenApp
6 40 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 39 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (0.59%) vSphere
9 36 (0.57%) HDFS
10 34 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
12 25 (0.40%) Apache Flume
12 25 (0.40%) VirtualBox
13 15 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.14%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.14%) Xen
15 9 (0.14%) XenDesktop
16 8 (0.13%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 143 (2.27%) Ansible
2 91 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (1.43%) SCCM
4 85 (1.35%) Puppet
5 77 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 53 (0.84%) Terraform
7 43 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 40 (0.63%) HP ALM
9 36 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
10 35 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
11 24 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 22 (0.35%) Packer
13 21 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (0.33%) Kibana
13 21 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
14 19 (0.30%) Grafana
14 19 (0.30%) SCOM
15 18 (0.29%) Data Guard
15 18 (0.29%) Prometheus
16 17 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1,023 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 634 (10.05%) Oracle
3 334 (5.30%) SAP
4 224 (3.55%) VMware
5 216 (3.43%) Cisco
6 214 (3.39%) Tableau
7 174 (2.76%) Google
8 171 (2.71%) Citrix
9 166 (2.63%) HP
10 150 (2.38%) IBM
11 124 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
12 110 (1.74%) Red Hat
13 101 (1.60%) Splunk
14 99 (1.57%) Adobe
15 86 (1.36%) ServiceNow
16 81 (1.28%) Workday
17 73 (1.16%) Informatica
18 55 (0.87%) Atlassian
19 51 (0.81%) Alteryx
19 51 (0.81%) Teradata