Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 27 30
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6,196 5,810 6,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.19% 6.37% 5.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.36% 18.65% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,821 3,604 4,049
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £257 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year - +1.14% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 139 193
UK median hourly rate £18.51 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +10.03% +8.08%
10th Percentile £11.09 £12.04 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.10 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.51 £21.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year -17.11% +8.33% +8.33%

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 33,747 31,149 36,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.73% 34.17% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,035 20,194 23,607
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,092 1,206
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +17.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.22% -12.94% +21.43%

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 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 5,665 £435 -0.40% 1,799
UK excluding London -2 3,319 £400 - 1,219
London -6 2,769 £490 +3.16% 692
South East -2 1,098 £412 +2.88% 309
North of England +4 813 £422 +5.49% 322
Midlands -3 492 £383 +2.00% 175
North West -2 367 £425 +6.58% 183
Scotland -2 346 £375 - 75
Yorkshire +6 311 £425 +10.39% 107
West Midlands -9 266 £388 +6.90% 102
South West -7 242 £425 +8.97% 170
East of England -1 238 £400 +1.27% 131
East Midlands +7 225 £375 -5.06% 73
North East +19 154 £400 - 32
Wales +7 76 £345 -15.13% 23
Northern Ireland -12 28 £388 -7.74% 13
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 2,427 (39.17%) Problem-Solving
2 1,840 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1,745 (28.16%) Finance
4 1,365 (22.03%) SQL
5 970 (15.66%) Microsoft
6 901 (14.54%) Degree
7 796 (12.85%) Analytics
8 753 (12.15%) Project Management
9 702 (11.33%) Java
10 681 (10.99%) Windows
11 676 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 635 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
13 623 (10.05%) Oracle
14 622 (10.04%) Linux
15 596 (9.62%) Python
16 563 (9.09%) Banking
17 545 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
18 534 (8.62%) Security Cleared
19 522 (8.42%) SQL Server
20 516 (8.33%) ITIL
21 492 (7.94%) Unix
22 481 (7.76%) Decision-Making
23 480 (7.75%) Business Analysis
24 472 (7.62%) JavaScript
25 464 (7.49%) Scrum
26 438 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
27 434 (7.00%) HTML
27 434 (7.00%) Change Management
28 417 (6.73%) User Experience
29 416 (6.71%) SDLC

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
1 193 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 186 (3.00%) SAS
3 149 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 140 (2.26%) Confluence
5 80 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 76 (1.23%) CMS
7 74 (1.19%) Apache
8 68 (1.10%) WebSphere
9 63 (1.02%) MS Exchange
10 58 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
11 54 (0.87%) JBoss
12 51 (0.82%) IIS
12 51 (0.82%) WebLogic
13 39 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 35 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
15 30 (0.48%) Jupyter
16 27 (0.44%) Mule
16 27 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
17 25 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 23 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 635 (10.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 438 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
3 239 (3.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 169 (2.73%) MS Visio
5 110 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
6 61 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.42%) InVision
9 24 (0.39%) SPSS
10 23 (0.37%) UserZoom
11 11 (0.18%) Stata
12 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.13%) Chatbot
13 8 (0.13%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.065%) Windchill
15 3 (0.048%) InDesign
15 3 (0.048%) Mozilla Thunderbird
15 3 (0.048%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
16 2 (0.032%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 37 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 31 (0.50%) Sonata
3 30 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 29 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 21 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 18 (0.29%) Magento
7 14 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 14 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 12 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 11 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 11 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 11 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 9 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.15%) SAP MM
10 9 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 331 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 324 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 157 (2.53%) Office 365
4 102 (1.65%) PaaS
5 98 (1.58%) SaaS
6 88 (1.42%) Google Analytics
7 87 (1.40%) GitHub
8 71 (1.15%) IaaS
9 66 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 51 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
11 50 (0.81%) Amazon S3
12 43 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 36 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
14 33 (0.53%) Serverless
15 29 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (0.44%) Heroku
17 25 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 25 (0.40%) Datadog
18 24 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 184 (2.97%) Firewall
2 121 (1.95%) WAN
3 109 (1.76%) SMS
4 107 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 104 (1.68%) Internet
6 96 (1.55%) VPN
7 85 (1.37%) LAN
8 79 (1.28%) DNS
8 79 (1.28%) HTTP
9 75 (1.21%) Network Security
10 61 (0.98%) Wireless
11 57 (0.92%) SAN
12 53 (0.86%) DHCP
13 45 (0.73%) IPsec
13 45 (0.73%) SSL
14 42 (0.68%) VoIP
15 35 (0.56%) BGP
15 35 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
16 34 (0.55%) FTP
16 34 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 327 (5.28%) Data Warehouse
3 324 (5.23%) Big Data
4 297 (4.79%) Relational Database
5 214 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 169 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 149 (2.40%) Power BI
8 137 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 115 (1.86%) NoSQL
10 98 (1.58%) MySQL
11 92 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
12 90 (1.45%) Data Mining
12 90 (1.45%) MongoDB
12 90 (1.45%) QlikView
13 87 (1.40%) Oracle Database
14 84 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
14 84 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 81 (1.31%) HBase
16 79 (1.28%) Apache Hive
17 77 (1.24%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 362 (5.84%) JIRA
2 323 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 277 (4.47%) Jenkins
4 98 (1.58%) Selenium
5 80 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 71 (1.15%) Visual Studio
7 58 (0.94%) Subversion
8 57 (0.92%) JUnit
8 57 (0.92%) Maven
9 50 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 50 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 45 (0.73%) Axure RP
10 45 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 45 (0.73%) webpack
11 43 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 41 (0.66%) JMeter
12 41 (0.66%) SpecFlow
13 37 (0.60%) WebDriver
14 36 (0.58%) Bitbucket
15 28 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 1,745 (28.16%) Finance
2 563 (9.09%) Banking
3 369 (5.96%) Marketing
4 304 (4.91%) Retail
5 235 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 211 (3.41%) Front Office
7 203 (3.28%) Legal
8 141 (2.28%) Investment Banking
9 123 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 75 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 66 (1.07%) Games
12 65 (1.05%) Advertising
13 64 (1.03%) Financial Institution
14 58 (0.94%) Law
15 54 (0.87%) Back Office
16 51 (0.82%) Billing
17 50 (0.81%) Retail Banking
18 46 (0.74%) Electronics
19 41 (0.66%) French Language
20 39 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,753 (28.29%) Analyst
2 1,070 (17.27%) Developer
3 680 (10.97%) Business Analyst
4 348 (5.62%) Architect
5 271 (4.37%) Consultant
6 263 (4.24%) Project Manager
7 254 (4.10%) Data Analyst
8 177 (2.86%) C# Developer
9 174 (2.81%) Java Developer
10 168 (2.71%) User Researcher
11 140 (2.26%) Administrator
12 118 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
13 112 (1.81%) Designer
14 111 (1.79%) Support Analyst
15 100 (1.61%) DevOps Engineer
16 91 (1.47%) Systems Analyst
16 91 (1.47%) Test Analyst
17 90 (1.45%) Data Engineer
18 85 (1.37%) Data Scientist
19 82 (1.32%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (7.00%) HTML
2 375 (6.05%) .NET
3 309 (4.99%) CSS
4 227 (3.66%) Web Services
5 210 (3.39%) XML
6 199 (3.21%) AngularJS
7 192 (3.10%) HTML5
8 133 (2.15%) Middleware
9 127 (2.05%) jQuery
10 122 (1.97%) ASP.NET
11 116 (1.87%) RESTful
12 115 (1.86%) REST
13 113 (1.82%) Spring
14 108 (1.74%) Node.js
15 97 (1.57%) JSON
15 97 (1.57%) Kafka
16 92 (1.48%) React
17 84 (1.36%) SOAP
18 77 (1.24%) J2EE
19 76 (1.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 417 (6.73%) User Experience
2 366 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 350 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 284 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 164 (2.65%) Algorithms
6 143 (2.31%) Data Structures
7 136 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 110 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 105 (1.69%) Derivative
10 83 (1.34%) Fixed Income
11 80 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 74 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
13 73 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
14 71 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 71 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 64 (1.03%) Credit Risk
16 59 (0.95%) Hedge funds
17 58 (0.94%) NHS
18 52 (0.84%) Fintech
19 50 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 681 (10.99%) Windows
2 622 (10.04%) Linux
3 492 (7.94%) Unix
4 186 (3.00%) Windows Server
5 138 (2.23%) Windows 10
6 121 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 120 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 117 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 114 (1.84%) Android
10 88 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (1.10%) AIX
13 60 (0.97%) Solaris
14 35 (0.56%) CentOS
15 32 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (0.48%) HPUX
17 28 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 28 (0.45%) Windows XP
18 26 (0.42%) VMS
19 19 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,427 (39.17%) Problem-Solving
2 1,840 (29.70%) Agile Software Development
3 796 (12.85%) Analytics
4 753 (12.15%) Project Management
5 676 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 545 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
7 516 (8.33%) ITIL
8 481 (7.76%) Decision-Making
9 480 (7.75%) Business Analysis
10 464 (7.49%) Scrum
11 434 (7.00%) Change Management
12 416 (6.71%) SDLC
13 399 (6.44%) Data Analysis
14 397 (6.41%) Migration
15 338 (5.46%) DevOps
16 336 (5.42%) Data Modelling
17 312 (5.04%) Visualisation
18 311 (5.02%) ETL
19 303 (4.89%) Test Automation
20 281 (4.54%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1,365 (22.03%) SQL
2 702 (11.33%) Java
3 596 (9.62%) Python
4 472 (7.62%) JavaScript
5 404 (6.52%) C#
6 210 (3.39%) R
7 146 (2.36%) T-SQL
8 142 (2.29%) C++
9 135 (2.18%) PowerShell
10 121 (1.95%) Perl
11 117 (1.89%) C
12 105 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 105 (1.69%) VBA
13 102 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 99 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 80 (1.29%) PHP
15 80 (1.29%) Scala
16 55 (0.89%) Ruby
17 52 (0.84%) Java 8
18 49 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 901 (14.54%) Degree
2 534 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 393 (6.34%) SC Cleared
4 140 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 104 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (1.52%) CISSP
7 90 (1.45%) ISEB
8 89 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 81 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 70 (1.13%) PMP
12 66 (1.07%) ISTQB
13 62 (1.00%) CCNP
14 60 (0.97%) MCSE
15 55 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
16 54 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
17 52 (0.84%) CISM
18 50 (0.81%) Master's Degree
19 48 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
20 43 (0.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (4.89%) QA
2 221 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 161 (2.60%) SLA
4 143 (2.31%) GDPR
5 118 (1.90%) PMO
6 37 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
8 24 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.37%) GCP
10 21 (0.34%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.23%) IFRS
12 13 (0.21%) MiFID
13 12 (0.19%) GxP
14 10 (0.16%) COBIT
14 10 (0.16%) EMIR
15 8 (0.13%) WCAG
16 6 (0.097%) GAAP
17 5 (0.081%) Dodd-Frank
17 5 (0.081%) JSP 440
17 5 (0.081%) MISRA C
System Software
1 238 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 151 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (2.21%) Docker
4 77 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 58 (0.94%) XenApp
6 42 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (0.48%) HDFS
9 27 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 27 (0.44%) vSphere
10 22 (0.36%) VirtualBox
11 20 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 15 (0.24%) RACF
12 15 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 15 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 10 (0.16%) NFS
14 10 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.16%) Xen
15 9 (0.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 124 (2.00%) Ansible
2 105 (1.69%) SCCM
3 91 (1.47%) Puppet
4 85 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 47 (0.76%) Terraform
7 39 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 38 (0.61%) HP ALM
8 38 (0.61%) SCOM
9 30 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
11 26 (0.42%) BladeLogic
12 23 (0.37%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.34%) Control-M
13 21 (0.34%) Kibana
13 21 (0.34%) Packer
14 20 (0.32%) Grafana
14 20 (0.32%) logstash
15 19 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
16 18 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 970 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 623 (10.05%) Oracle
3 263 (4.24%) SAP
4 208 (3.36%) Tableau
5 203 (3.28%) Cisco
5 203 (3.28%) VMware
6 180 (2.91%) Google
7 170 (2.74%) HP
8 165 (2.66%) IBM
9 157 (2.53%) Citrix
10 133 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
11 127 (2.05%) Adobe
12 115 (1.86%) Red Hat
13 104 (1.68%) Splunk
14 103 (1.66%) ServiceNow
15 83 (1.34%) Informatica
16 59 (0.95%) Atlassian
17 49 (0.79%) F5
18 45 (0.73%) Alteryx
19 44 (0.71%) NetApp