Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 28 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6,367 6,730 6,059
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.04% 6.52% 5.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.28% 19.37% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,953 4,290 3,729
UK median daily rate £440 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.13%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £222
90th Percentile £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 205 217
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +11.11% -2.81%
10th Percentile £12.55 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.23 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +15.15% -5.71%

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 34,822 34,739 33,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.04% 33.64% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,967 23,075 22,141
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,043 1,007 1,194
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.29% +2.50% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +7.99%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -7 5,846 £450 - 1,972
UK excluding London -3 3,513 £413 +3.13% 1,429
London -12 2,747 £475 -5.00% 658
South East -2 1,107 £428 +3.64% 350
North of England -10 646 £388 -3.13% 387
South West +6 564 £425 - 164
Midlands -2 496 £400 - 250
North West -12 319 £375 -11.76% 199
Scotland -12 294 £400 +6.67% 56
West Midlands -11 281 £388 -3.13% 147
East of England 0 267 £419 +11.67% 164
Yorkshire -14 245 £400 - 147
East Midlands +6 208 £407 +6.97% 103
Wales +12 102 £418 +6.37% 41
North East -2 90 £406 -6.34% 41
Northern Ireland +4 39 £406 -3.27% 16
Channel Islands -2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 2,326 (36.53%) Problem-Solving
2 1,976 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
3 1,606 (25.22%) Finance
4 1,425 (22.38%) SQL
5 1,129 (17.73%) Microsoft
6 922 (14.48%) Degree
7 790 (12.41%) Analytics
8 720 (11.31%) Project Management
9 698 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
10 679 (10.66%) Windows
11 656 (10.30%) Python
12 653 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 635 (9.97%) Java
14 615 (9.66%) Security Cleared
15 598 (9.39%) Scrum
16 595 (9.35%) SQL Server
17 566 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
18 556 (8.73%) Oracle
19 513 (8.06%) ITIL
20 507 (7.96%) Linux
21 496 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
22 473 (7.43%) Banking
23 472 (7.41%) JavaScript
24 458 (7.19%) JIRA
25 445 (6.99%) C#
26 444 (6.97%) Test Automation
27 438 (6.88%) Business Analysis
28 437 (6.86%) ETL
29 429 (6.74%) SC Cleared
30 421 (6.61%) 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
1 246 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 191 (3.00%) Confluence
3 187 (2.94%) SAS
4 115 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 94 (1.48%) CMS
6 70 (1.10%) Apache
6 70 (1.10%) MS Exchange
7 63 (0.99%) IIS
8 57 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 55 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
10 48 (0.75%) Skype for Business
11 41 (0.64%) Tomcat
12 36 (0.57%) WebLogic
13 33 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 33 (0.52%) JBoss
14 27 (0.42%) Umbraco
15 25 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
17 22 (0.35%) NetWeaver
18 21 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 698 (10.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 496 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
3 271 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 178 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 128 (2.01%) Microsoft Project
6 68 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 32 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 25 (0.39%) InVision
9 22 (0.35%) SPSS
10 19 (0.30%) UserZoom
11 16 (0.25%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.063%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.047%) Autodesk Inventor
15 3 (0.047%) MicroStation
15 3 (0.047%) Stata
16 2 (0.031%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.031%) OmniGraffle
17 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 53 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.80%) Workday HCM
3 35 (0.55%) SAP HR
4 26 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.25%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 14 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 14 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 12 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.19%) R3 Corda
8 12 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
9 11 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
9 11 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
10 10 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 9 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
12 8 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 416 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 408 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 208 (3.27%) Office 365
4 132 (2.07%) SaaS
5 106 (1.66%) Amazon S3
6 104 (1.63%) Amazon EMR
7 83 (1.30%) GitHub
8 77 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
9 66 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 64 (1.01%) PaaS
11 60 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 56 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (0.86%) IaaS
14 44 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 41 (0.64%) Amazon Glacier
16 37 (0.58%) OpenShift
17 33 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
18 32 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
19 30 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
19 30 (0.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 214 (3.36%) Firewall
2 121 (1.90%) Internet
3 104 (1.63%) WAN
4 96 (1.51%) DNS
5 92 (1.44%) LAN
6 85 (1.34%) HTTP
6 85 (1.34%) TCP/IP
7 67 (1.05%) VPN
7 67 (1.05%) Wireless
8 62 (0.97%) SSL
9 56 (0.88%) SAN
10 52 (0.82%) DHCP
11 47 (0.74%) Skype
11 47 (0.74%) VoIP
12 46 (0.72%) Network Security
13 41 (0.64%) Wireshark
14 38 (0.60%) BGP
15 36 (0.57%) SMS
16 33 (0.52%) MPLS
17 32 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 595 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 356 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 343 (5.39%) Big Data
4 342 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
5 226 (3.55%) Hadoop
6 206 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 201 (3.16%) Power BI
8 168 (2.64%) NoSQL
9 144 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 138 (2.17%) MySQL
11 117 (1.84%) Apache Hive
12 110 (1.73%) MongoDB
13 109 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
14 97 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 89 (1.40%) Data Mining
16 82 (1.29%) Amazon Redshift
16 82 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
17 79 (1.24%) Oracle Database
18 76 (1.19%) RDBMS
19 73 (1.15%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 458 (7.19%) JIRA
2 351 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 280 (4.40%) Jenkins
4 198 (3.11%) Selenium
5 110 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 102 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 100 (1.57%) Cucumber
8 94 (1.48%) Maven
9 86 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 81 (1.27%) SoapUI
11 69 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
12 68 (1.07%) Subversion
13 64 (1.01%) JUnit
14 63 (0.99%) WebDriver
15 61 (0.96%) Eclipse
16 44 (0.69%) NUnit
17 43 (0.68%) SpecFlow
17 43 (0.68%) webpack
18 41 (0.64%) JMeter
19 38 (0.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 1,606 (25.22%) Finance
2 473 (7.43%) Banking
3 340 (5.34%) Marketing
4 298 (4.68%) Retail
5 248 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 179 (2.81%) Legal
7 135 (2.12%) Front Office
8 129 (2.03%) Investment Banking
9 114 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 79 (1.24%) Publishing
11 74 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 64 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 60 (0.94%) Back Office
14 52 (0.82%) Billing
15 50 (0.79%) Law
16 47 (0.74%) Advertising
17 42 (0.66%) Military
18 36 (0.57%) Automotive
18 36 (0.57%) Retail Banking
19 33 (0.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,806 (28.37%) Analyst
2 1,102 (17.31%) Developer
3 657 (10.32%) Business Analyst
4 437 (6.86%) Architect
5 299 (4.70%) Data Analyst
6 267 (4.19%) Project Manager
7 262 (4.11%) Consultant
8 163 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
9 155 (2.43%) Test Analyst
10 142 (2.23%) Java Developer
11 136 (2.14%) C# Developer
12 129 (2.03%) Administrator
13 122 (1.92%) Tester
14 120 (1.88%) SQL Developer
15 110 (1.73%) Designer
15 110 (1.73%) User Researcher
16 107 (1.68%) Senior Analyst
17 101 (1.59%) Support Engineer
18 99 (1.55%) Service Analyst
19 94 (1.48%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (6.46%) .NET
2 409 (6.42%) HTML
3 359 (5.64%) Web Services
4 343 (5.39%) CSS
5 249 (3.91%) AngularJS
6 242 (3.80%) XML
7 188 (2.95%) REST
8 177 (2.78%) HTML5
8 177 (2.78%) SOAP
9 165 (2.59%) JSON
10 150 (2.36%) ASP.NET
11 128 (2.01%) jQuery
12 118 (1.85%) React
13 116 (1.82%) Spring
14 114 (1.79%) Node.js
15 109 (1.71%) Middleware
15 109 (1.71%) RESTful
16 102 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 94 (1.48%) CSS3
18 92 (1.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 419 (6.58%) User Experience
2 345 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 328 (5.15%) Self-Motivation
4 170 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 143 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 122 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 115 (1.81%) Analytical Mindset
8 112 (1.76%) Virtual Team
9 84 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 84 (1.32%) NHS
10 76 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
11 75 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 71 (1.12%) Fixed Income
13 63 (0.99%) Equities
14 62 (0.97%) Fintech
15 57 (0.90%) Derivative
16 56 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
17 55 (0.86%) Clustering
18 54 (0.85%) PMI
19 53 (0.83%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 679 (10.66%) Windows
2 507 (7.96%) Linux
3 321 (5.04%) Unix
4 231 (3.63%) Windows Server
5 132 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 128 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 113 (1.77%) Windows 7
8 67 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 51 (0.80%) Android
12 50 (0.79%) Windows 8
13 31 (0.49%) AIX
13 31 (0.49%) Windows XP
14 29 (0.46%) Solaris
15 26 (0.41%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.36%) CentOS
17 22 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 14 (0.22%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,326 (36.53%) Problem-Solving
2 1,976 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
3 790 (12.41%) Analytics
4 720 (11.31%) Project Management
5 653 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 598 (9.39%) Scrum
7 566 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 513 (8.06%) ITIL
9 444 (6.97%) Test Automation
10 438 (6.88%) Business Analysis
11 437 (6.86%) ETL
12 421 (6.61%) Migration
13 412 (6.47%) SDLC
14 398 (6.25%) Decision-Making
15 388 (6.09%) Computer Science
16 369 (5.80%) Data Analysis
17 368 (5.78%) User Stories
18 359 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
19 352 (5.53%) Data Modelling
20 313 (4.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,425 (22.38%) SQL
2 656 (10.30%) Python
3 635 (9.97%) Java
4 472 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 445 (6.99%) C#
6 213 (3.35%) R
7 174 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 168 (2.64%) PowerShell
9 157 (2.47%) C++
10 138 (2.17%) C
11 115 (1.81%) TypeScript
12 111 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 92 (1.44%) VBA
14 91 (1.43%) Perl
15 80 (1.26%) PHP
15 80 (1.26%) Scala
15 80 (1.26%) Shell Script
16 79 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 70 (1.10%) VB
18 46 (0.72%) ES6
Qualifications
1 922 (14.48%) Degree
2 615 (9.66%) Security Cleared
3 429 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 144 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 142 (2.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 102 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (1.44%) ISEB
8 84 (1.32%) Master's Degree
9 83 (1.30%) ISTQB
10 80 (1.26%) CISSP
11 75 (1.18%) PMI Certification
12 70 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 68 (1.07%) CISM
14 57 (0.90%) CCNA
15 56 (0.88%) CCNP
16 52 (0.82%) MCSE
16 52 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
17 51 (0.80%) PMP
18 50 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
19 47 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (5.81%) QA
2 237 (3.72%) Data Quality
3 169 (2.65%) PMO
4 143 (2.25%) SLA
5 102 (1.60%) GDPR
6 45 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 38 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 35 (0.55%) HMG Infosec
8 35 (0.55%) JSP 440
9 33 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 27 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.25%) SEPA
12 15 (0.24%) IFRS
12 15 (0.24%) MiFID
13 14 (0.22%) PSD2
14 12 (0.19%) WCAG
15 9 (0.14%) COBIT
15 9 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (0.14%) ISO 9001
16 8 (0.13%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 333 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 154 (2.42%) Docker
3 153 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 63 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 50 (0.79%) XenApp
7 43 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
7 43 (0.68%) vSphere
8 30 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 29 (0.46%) HDFS
10 26 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 15 (0.24%) NFS
14 13 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
15 11 (0.17%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.16%) VirtualBox
17 9 (0.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 137 (2.15%) Ansible
2 112 (1.76%) SCCM
3 89 (1.40%) Kubernetes
4 76 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 63 (0.99%) Puppet
6 52 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (0.68%) Terraform
8 34 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 29 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
10 28 (0.44%) HP ALM
11 22 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
12 21 (0.33%) vCenter Server
13 18 (0.28%) Grafana
14 16 (0.25%) Data Guard
14 16 (0.25%) Kibana
14 16 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (0.24%) BladeLogic
15 15 (0.24%) SCOM
16 14 (0.22%) Prometheus
17 13 (0.20%) Rancher
Vendors
1 1,129 (17.73%) Microsoft
2 556 (8.73%) Oracle
3 313 (4.92%) SAP
4 226 (3.55%) VMware
5 202 (3.17%) Tableau
6 175 (2.75%) Cisco
7 174 (2.73%) Google
8 166 (2.61%) Citrix
9 147 (2.31%) HP
10 122 (1.92%) Workday
11 117 (1.84%) Splunk
12 110 (1.73%) Red Hat
13 105 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
14 103 (1.62%) IBM
15 93 (1.46%) Adobe
16 71 (1.12%) ServiceNow
17 65 (1.02%) Teradata
18 55 (0.86%) Hortonworks
19 53 (0.83%) Remedy
20 52 (0.82%) NetApp