Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6288 6373 6992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.46% 5.97% 6.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.32% 17.92% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3995 4002 4357
UK median daily rate £432 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.87% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £240
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 228 234
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £18.97 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.46% +2.53% -13.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.55 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.31 £46.00 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.68% +1.43% -19.80%

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 32551 35561 36742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.44% 33.34% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21366 23347 23128
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1192 1428
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £20.38 £18.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% +7.89% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 5738 £448 +5.29% 653
UK excluding London 0 3236 £400 - 428
London +6 2933 £488 +8.33% 261
South East +4 1033 £400 - 102
North of England -3 702 £400 -2.44% 111
Midlands +3 452 £375 -6.25% 88
North West +1 360 £420 +5.66% 53
South West +11 323 £425 +6.25% 37
Scotland +4 308 £400 +5.96% 21
Yorkshire 0 271 £400 -5.88% 50
East of England -14 269 £413 +10.00% 54
West Midlands +1 259 £375 - 62
East Midlands +1 184 £375 -6.25% 26
Northern Ireland -2 109 £420 +34.40% 3
North East +5 80 £428 +7.00% 8
Wales -7 47 £393 +6.08% 10
Channel Islands -1 1 £190 -44.44% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytical Skills also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Analytical Skills.

1 1908 (30.34%) Finance
2 1504 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
3 1391 (22.12%) SQL
4 978 (15.55%) Microsoft
5 919 (14.62%) Degree
6 873 (13.88%) Java
7 814 (12.95%) Banking
8 749 (11.91%) Project Management
9 697 (11.08%) Analytics
10 691 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
11 666 (10.59%) Oracle
12 610 (9.70%) Windows
13 605 (9.62%) Linux
14 590 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 552 (8.78%) Unix
15 552 (8.78%) Python
16 533 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
17 526 (8.37%) Security Cleared
18 516 (8.21%) ITIL
19 512 (8.14%) SQL Server
20 502 (7.98%) JavaScript
21 463 (7.36%) Business Analysis
22 448 (7.12%) Migration
23 447 (7.11%) C#
24 445 (7.08%) Data Modelling
25 437 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
26 430 (6.84%) Scrum
27 416 (6.62%) SDLC
28 400 (6.36%) Data Analysis
29 381 (6.06%) 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
1 185 (2.94%) SAS
2 182 (2.89%) SharePoint
3 144 (2.29%) Apache Spark
4 104 (1.65%) CMS
5 98 (1.56%) Confluence
6 88 (1.40%) MS Exchange
7 74 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 72 (1.15%) IIS
9 70 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 68 (1.08%) JBoss
11 66 (1.05%) Apache
12 58 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 51 (0.81%) WebLogic
14 48 (0.76%) Apache Pig
15 42 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 42 (0.67%) Skype for Business
16 32 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 30 (0.48%) Apache Solr
18 27 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
18 27 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 691 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 437 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
3 262 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 242 (3.85%) MS Visio
5 116 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
6 75 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
7 38 (0.60%) SPSS
8 33 (0.52%) Photoshop
9 19 (0.30%) Stata
10 17 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 11 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
12 8 (0.13%) UserZoom
13 7 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 3 (0.048%) AutoCAD
15 3 (0.048%) EViews
15 3 (0.048%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.048%) InDesign
16 2 (0.032%) Simulink
16 2 (0.032%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 71 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.33%) SAP ERP
6 20 (0.32%) ION MarketView
6 20 (0.32%) Magento
7 17 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 15 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 15 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 15 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 14 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 14 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 14 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 14 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 14 (0.22%) WebTrends
10 13 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 13 (0.21%) Maximo
10 13 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 13 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 220 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 216 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (2.53%) Office 365
4 69 (1.10%) Google Analytics
5 63 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 49 (0.78%) SaaS
7 45 (0.72%) IaaS
8 37 (0.59%) PaaS
9 33 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
11 28 (0.45%) GitHub
12 24 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
14 18 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
15 16 (0.25%) Amazon S3
16 15 (0.24%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.22%) npm
18 12 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
18 12 (0.19%) OpenDNS
18 12 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 155 (2.47%) Firewall
2 118 (1.88%) TCP/IP
3 109 (1.73%) DNS
4 104 (1.65%) Internet
5 94 (1.49%) WAN
6 85 (1.35%) VPN
7 83 (1.32%) LAN
8 71 (1.13%) SAN
9 70 (1.11%) DHCP
10 65 (1.03%) LDAP
11 59 (0.94%) Network Security
12 55 (0.87%) HTTP
13 51 (0.81%) SMS
14 41 (0.65%) MPLS
15 36 (0.57%) VoIP
16 34 (0.54%) SSL
17 33 (0.52%) BGP
17 33 (0.52%) OSPF
17 33 (0.52%) Skype
18 31 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 512 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 332 (5.28%) Relational Database
3 320 (5.09%) Big Data
4 300 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
5 230 (3.66%) Hadoop
6 152 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 129 (2.05%) RDBMS
8 125 (1.99%) Data Mining
9 124 (1.97%) NoSQL
10 121 (1.92%) MongoDB
11 112 (1.78%) Apache Hive
12 109 (1.73%) QlikView
13 108 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 98 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
15 93 (1.48%) MySQL
16 82 (1.30%) HBase
17 74 (1.18%) DB2
18 69 (1.10%) Oracle Database
19 65 (1.03%) Power BI
20 62 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 316 (5.03%) JIRA
2 184 (2.93%) Jenkins
3 180 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 120 (1.91%) Selenium
5 95 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 95 (1.51%) Visual Studio
6 94 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 87 (1.38%) Subversion
8 74 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 62 (0.99%) WebDriver
10 60 (0.95%) Maven
11 56 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
12 45 (0.72%) JUnit
13 32 (0.51%) JMeter
14 28 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 27 (0.43%) NUnit
16 26 (0.41%) Eclipse
17 25 (0.40%) Axure RP
17 25 (0.40%) Gradle
18 24 (0.38%) SoapUI
General
1 1908 (30.34%) Finance
2 814 (12.95%) Banking
3 355 (5.65%) Marketing
4 350 (5.57%) Retail
5 337 (5.36%) Front Office
6 268 (4.26%) Telecoms
7 254 (4.04%) Investment Banking
8 171 (2.72%) Manufacturing
9 165 (2.62%) Legal
10 104 (1.65%) Financial Institution
11 77 (1.22%) Retail Banking
12 75 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 59 (0.94%) Back Office
14 57 (0.91%) Advertising
15 54 (0.86%) Law
15 54 (0.86%) Publishing
16 53 (0.84%) Games
17 51 (0.81%) Electronics
18 48 (0.76%) Billing
19 35 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1900 (30.22%) Analyst
2 1237 (19.67%) Developer
3 749 (11.91%) Business Analyst
4 386 (6.14%) Consultant
5 351 (5.58%) Architect
6 297 (4.72%) Java Developer
7 272 (4.33%) Project Manager
8 251 (3.99%) Data Analyst
9 161 (2.56%) C# Developer
10 149 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
11 124 (1.97%) User Researcher
12 115 (1.83%) Senior Developer
13 105 (1.67%) Administrator
14 101 (1.61%) Data Scientist
15 99 (1.57%) .NET Developer
15 99 (1.57%) Test Analyst
16 94 (1.49%) C++ Developer
16 94 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
17 93 (1.48%) Support Engineer
18 89 (1.42%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (5.66%) HTML
2 342 (5.44%) .NET
3 321 (5.10%) Web Services
4 263 (4.18%) XML
5 249 (3.96%) CSS
6 201 (3.20%) HTML5
7 169 (2.69%) AngularJS
8 134 (2.13%) REST
9 124 (1.97%) jQuery
10 112 (1.78%) Spring
11 98 (1.56%) SOAP
12 95 (1.51%) CSS3
13 91 (1.45%) RESTful
14 89 (1.42%) J2EE
15 86 (1.37%) JSON
16 82 (1.30%) Node.js
17 77 (1.22%) ASP.NET
17 77 (1.22%) Middleware
18 66 (1.05%) .NET Framework
19 64 (1.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 381 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 324 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 289 (4.60%) User Experience
4 176 (2.80%) Fixed Income
5 147 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 134 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 121 (1.92%) Equities
8 113 (1.80%) Derivative
9 112 (1.78%) Data Structures
9 112 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 110 (1.75%) Virtual Team
11 98 (1.56%) Algorithms
12 74 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 67 (1.07%) Credit Risk
13 67 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
14 54 (0.86%) Reference Data
15 52 (0.83%) NHS
15 52 (0.83%) PMI
16 49 (0.78%) FMCG
17 42 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 610 (9.70%) Windows
2 605 (9.62%) Linux
3 552 (8.78%) Unix
4 162 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 137 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 106 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 96 (1.53%) Android
7 96 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 68 (1.08%) Windows 10
11 47 (0.75%) AIX
12 34 (0.54%) CentOS
12 34 (0.54%) Solaris
12 34 (0.54%) Windows 8
13 28 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 24 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 11 (0.17%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1504 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (11.91%) Project Management
3 697 (11.08%) Analytics
4 590 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 533 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
6 516 (8.21%) ITIL
7 463 (7.36%) Business Analysis
8 448 (7.12%) Migration
9 445 (7.08%) Data Modelling
10 430 (6.84%) Scrum
11 416 (6.62%) SDLC
12 400 (6.36%) Data Analysis
13 353 (5.61%) Change Management
14 322 (5.12%) Test Automation
15 295 (4.69%) ETL
15 295 (4.69%) Risk Management
16 294 (4.68%) OO
17 273 (4.34%) Service Management
18 263 (4.18%) Visualisation
19 257 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1391 (22.12%) SQL
2 873 (13.88%) Java
3 552 (8.78%) Python
4 502 (7.98%) JavaScript
5 447 (7.11%) C#
6 224 (3.56%) C++
7 192 (3.05%) R
8 147 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 143 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 140 (2.23%) Perl
11 123 (1.96%) Scala
12 109 (1.73%) C
13 107 (1.70%) PowerShell
14 103 (1.64%) Bash Shell
15 101 (1.61%) VBA
16 98 (1.56%) PHP
17 93 (1.48%) PL/SQL
18 80 (1.27%) Ruby
19 36 (0.57%) VB
20 34 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 919 (14.62%) Degree
2 526 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 358 (5.69%) SC Cleared
4 139 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 94 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 88 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
7 79 (1.26%) ISEB
8 77 (1.22%) CISSP
9 74 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 71 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 54 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 54 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
11 54 (0.86%) PMP
12 49 (0.78%) Master's Degree
12 49 (0.78%) MCSE
13 47 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
14 44 (0.70%) CCNA
14 44 (0.70%) CISM
15 40 (0.64%) PhD
16 36 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 311 (4.95%) QA
2 192 (3.05%) Data Quality
3 155 (2.47%) PMO
4 122 (1.94%) SLA
5 63 (1.00%) GDPR
6 52 (0.83%) MiFID
7 44 (0.70%) PCI DSS
8 41 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 40 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 33 (0.52%) IFRS
11 28 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
12 25 (0.40%) IFRS 9
13 22 (0.35%) COBIT
14 20 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
15 18 (0.29%) GxP
16 16 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 13 (0.21%) NIST 800
18 12 (0.19%) Def Stans
19 11 (0.17%) MISRA
19 11 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 309 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.45%) Docker
3 74 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.67%) HDFS
6 39 (0.62%) Apache Flume
7 28 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.43%) vSphere
9 26 (0.41%) XenApp
10 17 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 14 (0.22%) Gluster
14 12 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.16%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.14%) VirtualBox
17 8 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 7 (0.11%) Terminal Services
19 6 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
20 5 (0.080%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 83 (1.32%) SCCM
2 79 (1.26%) Puppet
3 71 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (1.07%) Ansible
5 39 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (0.60%) SCOM
7 33 (0.52%) Kubernetes
8 22 (0.35%) Kibana
8 22 (0.35%) Oozie
9 20 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.24%) Ambari
10 15 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 15 (0.24%) Terraform
11 14 (0.22%) AirWatch
12 13 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 13 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.19%) logstash
14 11 (0.17%) Nagios
15 10 (0.16%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 978 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 666 (10.59%) Oracle
3 331 (5.26%) SAP
4 176 (2.80%) Cisco
4 176 (2.80%) Tableau
5 161 (2.56%) IBM
6 126 (2.00%) VMware
7 125 (1.99%) HP
8 118 (1.88%) Google
9 105 (1.67%) Citrix
9 105 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
10 87 (1.38%) Sybase
11 86 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 79 (1.26%) Splunk
13 74 (1.18%) Adobe
14 71 (1.13%) Informatica
15 66 (1.05%) Bloomberg
16 60 (0.95%) Cognos
17 59 (0.94%) ServiceNow
18 51 (0.81%) Teradata