Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,347 3,651 5,630
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.19% 6.50% 5.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.33% 19.90% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,142 2,233 3,554
10th Percentile £270 £230 £256
25th Percentile £370 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £478 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £588 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £626
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 234 171
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.51 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £17.96 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.43 £23.00 £19.81
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +16.13% +5.91%
75th Percentile £39.46 £44.75 £27.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £53.70 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £20.50 £19.65
% change year-on-year -3.66% +4.31% +12.27%

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 18,255 18,347 31,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 32.66% 32.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,227 11,794 20,492
10th Percentile £270 £225 £275
25th Percentile £381 £363 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £466 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.61% -1.89% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £691 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 836 997
10th Percentile £12.02 £12.68 £11.75
25th Percentile £16.00 £16.25 £14.05
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.76% -
75th Percentile £46.00 £44.75 £43.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.49 £20.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +14.56% +9.33% -3.85%

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 -5 2,656 £500 +11.11% 1,042
London -6 1,496 £525 +10.53% 340
UK excluding London +3 1,270 £425 - 768
Work from Home -6 875 £475 +0.53% 180
South East -2 336 £475 +8.57% 167
North of England -2 278 £450 +12.50% 185
Scotland +2 194 £400 +3.23% 54
North West -3 173 £450 +16.13% 97
Midlands +4 148 £408 -5.78% 154
East of England +9 137 £355 -16.47% 103
South West +8 120 £458 +8.93% 88
West Midlands +7 102 £425 -3.41% 92
Yorkshire +2 95 £450 +5.88% 64
Wales +15 50 £400 -2.44% 18
East Midlands +12 42 £400 -3.03% 62
North East -9 10 £307 -30.42% 24
Northern Ireland +2 9 £410 +2.50% 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 1,201 (35.88%) Problem-Solving
2 1,019 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
3 831 (24.83%) Finance
4 808 (24.14%) SQL
5 563 (16.82%) Analytics
6 446 (13.33%) Azure
7 444 (13.27%) Python
7 444 (13.27%) Microsoft
8 423 (12.64%) Degree
9 405 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
10 394 (11.77%) DevOps
11 391 (11.68%) Security Cleared
12 367 (10.97%) Public Sector
13 355 (10.61%) Data Modelling
14 353 (10.55%) Oracle
15 343 (10.25%) Java
16 336 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 336 (10.04%) AWS
17 324 (9.68%) SC Cleared
18 318 (9.50%) Project Management
19 310 (9.26%) Migration
20 305 (9.11%) Banking
21 294 (8.78%) Scrum
22 292 (8.72%) Data Analysis
23 285 (8.52%) JIRA
24 266 (7.95%) Decision-Making
25 262 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
26 246 (7.35%) Windows
27 233 (6.96%) SQL Server
28 227 (6.78%) User Experience

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
1 132 (3.94%) Confluence
2 117 (3.50%) Apache Spark
3 104 (3.11%) SharePoint
4 71 (2.12%) SAS
5 66 (1.97%) Apache
6 28 (0.84%) Jupyter
7 26 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.72%) IIS
9 23 (0.69%) CMS
10 21 (0.63%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
13 14 (0.42%) JBoss
14 13 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (0.33%) WordPress
16 10 (0.30%) nginx
16 10 (0.30%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
17 9 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 262 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 171 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
3 109 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 68 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 48 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 29 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.60%) Sketch
8 19 (0.57%) InVision
9 15 (0.45%) Zeplin
10 14 (0.42%) Adobe XD
11 13 (0.39%) PTC Creo
11 13 (0.39%) Windchill
12 11 (0.33%) SPSS
13 9 (0.27%) Stata
14 8 (0.24%) Photoshop
14 8 (0.24%) UserZoom
15 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
16 6 (0.18%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
18 2 (0.060%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 32 (0.96%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 25 (0.75%) Teamcenter
3 23 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
5 16 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 16 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 14 (0.42%) SAP S/4HANA
7 13 (0.39%) Magento
8 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.27%) SAP MM
10 8 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.21%) Maximo
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
11 7 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
12 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
12 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
12 6 (0.18%) Oracle AGIS
12 6 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 446 (13.33%) Azure
2 336 (10.04%) AWS
3 227 (6.78%) Power Platform
4 127 (3.79%) GCP
5 118 (3.53%) Microsoft 365
6 76 (2.27%) SaaS
7 53 (1.58%) GitHub
8 50 (1.49%) Serverless
9 49 (1.46%) PaaS
10 45 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (1.05%) Amazon S3
11 35 (1.05%) Google Analytics
12 31 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
13 30 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
13 30 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
15 27 (0.81%) IaaS
16 25 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (0.75%) Heroku
17 21 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.97%) DNS
2 60 (1.79%) Firewall
3 41 (1.22%) Network Security
4 39 (1.17%) Internet
4 39 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 38 (1.14%) WAN
6 37 (1.11%) LAN
7 35 (1.05%) HTTP
8 32 (0.96%) DHCP
9 21 (0.63%) SAN
10 19 (0.57%) Intranet
11 18 (0.54%) Wireless
12 16 (0.48%) Skype
12 16 (0.48%) VPN
13 15 (0.45%) 5G
14 14 (0.42%) SSL
15 13 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.36%) WAAS
17 11 (0.33%) 3G
17 11 (0.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 216 (6.45%) Power BI
3 192 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
4 164 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 159 (4.75%) Big Data
6 153 (4.57%) Tableau
7 93 (2.78%) Hadoop
8 69 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 65 (1.94%) Data Mining
10 62 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 60 (1.79%) Data Lake
12 59 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 51 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 50 (1.49%) MySQL
16 49 (1.46%) Apache Hive
16 49 (1.46%) RDBMS
17 45 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
18 44 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
19 33 (0.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 285 (8.52%) JIRA
2 153 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 147 (4.39%) Git (software)
4 50 (1.49%) Maven
5 46 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 41 (1.22%) webpack
7 35 (1.05%) GitLab
8 33 (0.99%) Subversion
9 32 (0.96%) Selenium
10 30 (0.90%) JUnit
11 25 (0.75%) Axure RP
12 23 (0.69%) Eclipse
12 23 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 23 (0.69%) Visual Studio
13 22 (0.66%) Bitbucket
14 19 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 18 (0.54%) Artifactory
15 18 (0.54%) Postman
16 17 (0.51%) JMeter
16 17 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 831 (24.83%) Finance
2 367 (10.97%) Public Sector
3 305 (9.11%) Banking
4 225 (6.72%) Marketing
5 171 (5.11%) Telecoms
6 136 (4.06%) Front Office
7 131 (3.91%) Manufacturing
8 115 (3.44%) Retail
9 109 (3.26%) Investment Banking
10 108 (3.23%) Legal
11 79 (2.36%) Electronics
12 38 (1.14%) Financial Institution
13 37 (1.11%) Publishing
14 34 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.78%) Back Office
15 26 (0.78%) Billing
15 26 (0.78%) Local Government
16 25 (0.75%) Law
17 24 (0.72%) Retail Banking
18 20 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 793 (23.69%) Analyst
2 454 (13.56%) Developer
3 334 (9.98%) Architect
4 275 (8.22%) Business Analyst
5 209 (6.24%) Consultant
6 189 (5.65%) Data Analyst
7 132 (3.94%) Data Engineer
8 120 (3.59%) Data Architect
9 111 (3.32%) Project Manager
10 82 (2.45%) Designer
11 78 (2.33%) Java Developer
12 77 (2.30%) Data Scientist
13 70 (2.09%) Data Modeller
14 63 (1.88%) Senior Analyst
15 62 (1.85%) Solutions Architect
16 57 (1.70%) Senior Developer
17 54 (1.61%) Tester
18 49 (1.46%) Cloud Architect
19 46 (1.37%) Full Stack Developer
20 43 (1.28%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (5.83%) HTML
2 133 (3.97%) .NET
3 127 (3.79%) REST
4 119 (3.56%) CSS
5 108 (3.23%) Web Services
6 107 (3.20%) AngularJS
7 89 (2.66%) React
8 86 (2.57%) XML
9 85 (2.54%) Kafka
10 81 (2.42%) Middleware
11 80 (2.39%) Node.js
12 78 (2.33%) Spring
13 61 (1.82%) JSON
14 53 (1.58%) SOAP
15 50 (1.49%) HTML5
16 49 (1.46%) Redux
17 46 (1.37%) NumPy
18 43 (1.28%) Pandas
18 43 (1.28%) PySpark
19 42 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 227 (6.78%) User Experience
2 171 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
3 154 (4.60%) Organisational Skills
4 140 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 126 (3.76%) Analytical Mindset
6 111 (3.32%) Data Structures
7 110 (3.29%) Algorithms
8 89 (2.66%) NHS
9 87 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 65 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
11 57 (1.70%) Data Centre
12 51 (1.52%) Mobile App
13 47 (1.40%) Clustering
14 40 (1.20%) Credit Risk
15 39 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
16 38 (1.14%) Fixed Income
16 38 (1.14%) Virtual Team
17 36 (1.08%) Derivative
17 36 (1.08%) Market Risk
18 30 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 246 (7.35%) Windows
2 190 (5.68%) Linux
3 118 (3.53%) Unix
4 81 (2.42%) Windows Server
5 68 (2.03%) Android
6 64 (1.91%) Windows 10
7 42 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 36 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 17 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 14 (0.42%) Windows 7
13 13 (0.39%) CentOS
14 10 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
15 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.24%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.18%) AIX
16 6 (0.18%) Solaris
16 6 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,201 (35.88%) Problem-Solving
2 1,019 (30.45%) Agile Software Development
3 563 (16.82%) Analytics
4 405 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
5 394 (11.77%) DevOps
6 355 (10.61%) Data Modelling
7 336 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 318 (9.50%) Project Management
9 310 (9.26%) Migration
10 294 (8.78%) Scrum
11 292 (8.72%) Data Analysis
12 266 (7.95%) Decision-Making
13 220 (6.57%) Computer Science
13 220 (6.57%) ITIL
14 218 (6.51%) ETL
15 206 (6.15%) Visualisation
16 200 (5.98%) Data Science
17 199 (5.95%) Test Automation
18 191 (5.71%) Project Delivery
19 181 (5.41%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 808 (24.14%) SQL
2 444 (13.27%) Python
3 343 (10.25%) Java
4 206 (6.15%) JavaScript
5 162 (4.84%) R
6 145 (4.33%) C#
7 95 (2.84%) PowerShell
8 91 (2.72%) C++
9 86 (2.57%) PL/SQL
10 73 (2.18%) TypeScript
11 72 (2.15%) Scala
12 62 (1.85%) C
13 52 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 42 (1.25%) VBA
15 37 (1.11%) Bash Shell
16 35 (1.05%) Perl
17 34 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 30 (0.90%) Java 8
19 29 (0.87%) ES6
20 24 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 423 (12.64%) Degree
2 391 (11.68%) Security Cleared
3 324 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 78 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 49 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 42 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 39 (1.17%) CISSP
7 39 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 39 (1.17%) Master's Degree
8 31 (0.93%) PMI Certification
9 29 (0.87%) PMP
10 28 (0.84%) CISM
11 26 (0.78%) ISEB
11 26 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 24 (0.72%) ISTQB
13 21 (0.63%) PhD
14 19 (0.57%) CISA
14 19 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (0.42%) GIAC
15 14 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (5.26%) QA
2 125 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 63 (1.88%) GDPR
4 59 (1.76%) SLA
5 57 (1.70%) PMO
6 41 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 27 (0.81%) NIST
8 24 (0.72%) PCI DSS
9 19 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
10 17 (0.51%) IFRS
11 16 (0.48%) COBIT
12 13 (0.39%) GRC
13 12 (0.36%) MiFID
13 12 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 11 (0.33%) IFRS 9
14 11 (0.33%) WCAG
15 8 (0.24%) NCSC
16 7 (0.21%) GxP
16 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
System Software
1 138 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 93 (2.78%) Docker
2 93 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.54%) HDFS
6 18 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.45%) XenApp
8 10 (0.30%) vSphere
9 9 (0.27%) Apache Flume
9 9 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 7 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (0.15%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 4 (0.12%) OpenAM
13 4 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 87 (2.60%) Kubernetes
2 78 (2.33%) Terraform
3 66 (1.97%) Ansible
4 35 (1.05%) Puppet
5 30 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.81%) SCCM
7 22 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.42%) HP ALM
10 13 (0.39%) Kibana
11 12 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
12 8 (0.24%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.21%) Grafana
13 7 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (0.21%) SCOM
14 6 (0.18%) Control-M
14 6 (0.18%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 444 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 353 (10.55%) Oracle
3 196 (5.86%) SAP
4 119 (3.56%) VMware
5 118 (3.53%) Google
6 103 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 68 (2.03%) Remedy
8 59 (1.76%) Adobe
9 57 (1.70%) IBM
10 53 (1.58%) Cisco
11 50 (1.49%) Databricks
12 45 (1.34%) Citrix
13 44 (1.31%) ServiceNow
14 41 (1.22%) Splunk
15 37 (1.11%) Sparx
16 36 (1.08%) HP
17 33 (0.99%) EMC
18 31 (0.93%) Red Hat
19 30 (0.90%) Informatica
20 29 (0.87%) Atlassian