Period
to 2 August 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 2 August 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 30 30 37
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 4,488 2,149 5,097
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.23% 5.92% 5.54%
As % of the General category 11.74% 11.29% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,828 1,363 3,095
10th Percentile £274 £250 £250
25th Percentile £381 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £538
90th Percentile £713 £659 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 115 172
10th Percentile £11.92 £14.25 £11.24
25th Percentile £13.69 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.68 £21.57 £19.94
Median % change year-on-year -8.76% +8.17% +10.78%
75th Percentile £32.25 £38.75 £29.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.45 £46.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year -12.50% +2.25% +11.77%

Analytical Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 38,244 19,041 48,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.07% 52.42% 52.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,601 12,609 31,228
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
25th Percentile £405 £384 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £595 £575
90th Percentile £700 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,291 722 1,482
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £10.88
25th Percentile £13.31 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.17 £20.56 £19.36
Median % change year-on-year -6.77% +6.21% +7.56%
75th Percentile £40.00 £40.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +3.93%

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 2 August 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 2 August 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 2 August 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 +1 3,531 £500 +11.11% 1,482
London -1 1,931 £550 +10.00% 545
UK excluding London +3 1,689 £425 - 1,034
Work from Home +6 1,176 £483 +13.53% 260
South East +5 470 £450 - 221
North of England +14 342 £440 +16.46% 288
Scotland +3 244 £425 - 75
Midlands +4 219 £423 -0.47% 198
North West +10 195 £410 +9.33% 176
South West +15 186 £425 -4.74% 106
East of England +13 164 £300 -32.58% 116
West Midlands +2 151 £425 -2.86% 130
Yorkshire +12 132 £473 +25.17% 81
East Midlands +2 68 £400 - 64
Wales -8 38 £400 -3.03% 22
Northern Ireland +2 27 £431 +7.75% 10
North East -6 16 £313 -30.56% 31

For the 6 months to 2 August 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 2,152 (47.95%) Social Skills
2 1,631 (36.34%) Problem-Solving
3 1,413 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
4 1,103 (24.58%) SQL
5 1,088 (24.24%) Finance
6 714 (15.91%) Analytics
7 648 (14.44%) Microsoft
8 645 (14.37%) Python
9 620 (13.81%) Degree
10 618 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
11 594 (13.24%) Azure
12 542 (12.08%) Java
13 495 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
14 491 (10.94%) Project Management
14 491 (10.94%) Oracle
15 480 (10.70%) DevOps
16 445 (9.92%) Data Modelling
17 442 (9.85%) AWS
18 416 (9.27%) Migration
18 416 (9.27%) Public Sector
19 415 (9.25%) Decision-Making
20 400 (8.91%) Security Cleared
21 398 (8.87%) Scrum
22 395 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
23 391 (8.71%) Power Platform
24 386 (8.60%) Windows
25 371 (8.27%) JIRA
26 367 (8.18%) Banking
27 366 (8.16%) Power BI
28 351 (7.82%) Data Analysis

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
1 162 (3.61%) Confluence
2 132 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 131 (2.92%) Apache Spark
4 84 (1.87%) SAS
5 78 (1.74%) Apache
6 47 (1.05%) CMS
7 42 (0.94%) Jupyter
8 41 (0.91%) WebSphere
9 34 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 26 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
11 24 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 23 (0.51%) IIS
13 21 (0.47%) JBoss
14 19 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 13 (0.29%) IBM Domino
16 13 (0.29%) OpenStack
17 12 (0.27%) Apache Solr
17 12 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
17 12 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 395 (8.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 242 (5.39%) Microsoft Office
3 190 (4.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 118 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 65 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
6 43 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.56%) SPSS
8 24 (0.53%) Sketch
9 14 (0.31%) InVision
9 14 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.29%) Zeplin
11 11 (0.25%) Stata
12 10 (0.22%) Figma
13 9 (0.20%) Adobe XD
14 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
14 8 (0.18%) PTC Creo
14 8 (0.18%) Windchill
15 7 (0.16%) UserZoom
16 5 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
17 4 (0.089%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 39 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 20 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 17 (0.38%) Magento
6 15 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
8 13 (0.29%) Teamcenter
9 11 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 10 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
10 10 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
10 10 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.22%) Workday HCM
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.18%) RMDS
12 8 (0.18%) SAP MM
12 8 (0.18%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 594 (13.24%) Azure
2 442 (9.85%) AWS
3 391 (8.71%) Power Platform
4 188 (4.19%) GCP
5 154 (3.43%) Microsoft 365
6 102 (2.27%) GitHub
7 101 (2.25%) SaaS
8 73 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 63 (1.40%) Serverless
10 57 (1.27%) PaaS
11 55 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 52 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
13 49 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 46 (1.02%) Google Analytics
15 44 (0.98%) IaaS
16 43 (0.96%) PowerApps
17 42 (0.94%) Azure Stack
17 42 (0.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 36 (0.80%) Amazon S3
19 35 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.16%) Firewall
2 71 (1.58%) DNS
3 59 (1.31%) Internet
4 47 (1.05%) HTTP
4 47 (1.05%) WAN
5 46 (1.02%) LAN
5 46 (1.02%) Network Security
5 46 (1.02%) TCP/IP
6 29 (0.65%) DHCP
7 27 (0.60%) SAN
8 25 (0.56%) 5G
9 24 (0.53%) 4G
10 23 (0.51%) 3G
10 23 (0.51%) VPN
11 22 (0.49%) Skype
12 19 (0.42%) 2G
12 19 (0.42%) SSL
13 15 (0.33%) VoIP
13 15 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (8.16%) Power BI
2 328 (7.31%) SQL Server
3 258 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
4 243 (5.41%) Tableau
5 207 (4.61%) Relational Database
6 196 (4.37%) Big Data
7 106 (2.36%) Metadata
8 99 (2.21%) NoSQL
9 94 (2.09%) Hadoop
10 88 (1.96%) Data Mining
11 83 (1.85%) Data Lake
12 80 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
13 74 (1.65%) BigQuery
14 71 (1.58%) MySQL
15 70 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 65 (1.45%) RDBMS
17 63 (1.40%) Oracle Database
18 55 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 53 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 49 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 371 (8.27%) JIRA
2 235 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 165 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 68 (1.52%) Maven
5 64 (1.43%) Cucumber
6 56 (1.25%) Subversion
7 55 (1.23%) GitLab
8 45 (1.00%) Selenium
9 43 (0.96%) JUnit
10 40 (0.89%) Visual Studio
11 37 (0.82%) webpack
12 35 (0.78%) JMeter
12 35 (0.78%) Postman
13 31 (0.69%) TeamCity
14 30 (0.67%) Gradle
15 27 (0.60%) Bitbucket
16 24 (0.53%) Eclipse
17 23 (0.51%) Artifactory
17 23 (0.51%) ERwin
18 22 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2,152 (47.95%) Social Skills
2 1,088 (24.24%) Finance
3 416 (9.27%) Public Sector
4 367 (8.18%) Banking
5 329 (7.33%) Presentation Skills
6 279 (6.22%) Marketing
7 221 (4.92%) Organisational Skills
8 189 (4.21%) Front Office
9 178 (3.97%) Telecoms
10 171 (3.81%) Legal
11 165 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
12 164 (3.65%) Retail
13 123 (2.74%) Investment Banking
14 110 (2.45%) Manufacturing
15 74 (1.65%) Documentation Skills
16 50 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
17 47 (1.05%) Back Office
18 45 (1.00%) Electronics
19 44 (0.98%) Billing
19 44 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,121 (24.98%) Analyst
2 632 (14.08%) Developer
3 409 (9.11%) Architect
4 405 (9.02%) Business Analyst
5 264 (5.88%) Consultant
6 236 (5.26%) Data Analyst
7 195 (4.34%) Project Manager
8 162 (3.61%) Data Engineer
9 150 (3.34%) Java Developer
10 113 (2.52%) Data Scientist
11 110 (2.45%) Data Architect
12 103 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
13 87 (1.94%) Designer
14 76 (1.69%) Senior Developer
15 70 (1.56%) C# Developer
15 70 (1.56%) Senior Analyst
16 69 (1.54%) IT Analyst
17 64 (1.43%) Support Analyst
18 60 (1.34%) Tester
19 57 (1.27%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (6.31%) HTML
2 223 (4.97%) .NET
3 181 (4.03%) CSS
4 158 (3.52%) React
5 150 (3.34%) REST
6 145 (3.23%) Web Services
7 139 (3.10%) AngularJS
8 127 (2.83%) Kafka
9 121 (2.70%) Node.js
10 120 (2.67%) XML
11 107 (2.38%) Spring
12 102 (2.27%) HTML5
13 92 (2.05%) RESTful
14 87 (1.94%) JSON
15 84 (1.87%) Middleware
16 65 (1.45%) SOAP
17 56 (1.25%) J2EE
18 54 (1.20%) Spring Boot
19 53 (1.18%) Redux
20 52 (1.16%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 264 (5.88%) User Experience
2 222 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 217 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 159 (3.54%) Algorithms
4 159 (3.54%) Analytical Mindset
5 121 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 119 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 81 (1.80%) NHS
8 80 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 76 (1.69%) Virtual Team
10 66 (1.47%) Fixed Income
11 65 (1.45%) Data Centre
12 59 (1.31%) Legacy Systems
13 52 (1.16%) Social Media
14 48 (1.07%) FMCG
14 48 (1.07%) Mobile App
15 47 (1.05%) Derivative
16 41 (0.91%) Cloud Native
17 33 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (0.74%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 386 (8.60%) Windows
2 272 (6.06%) Linux
3 176 (3.92%) Unix
4 80 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 67 (1.49%) Windows 10
6 62 (1.38%) Android
7 58 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 33 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 20 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
12 17 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 14 (0.31%) Solaris
15 13 (0.29%) CentOS
15 13 (0.29%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.27%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.20%) AIX
18 7 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,631 (36.34%) Problem-Solving
2 1,413 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 714 (15.91%) Analytics
4 618 (13.77%) Business Intelligence
5 495 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 491 (10.94%) Project Management
7 480 (10.70%) DevOps
8 445 (9.92%) Data Modelling
9 416 (9.27%) Migration
10 415 (9.25%) Decision-Making
11 398 (8.87%) Scrum
12 351 (7.82%) Data Analysis
13 346 (7.71%) Visualisation
14 342 (7.62%) ITIL
15 291 (6.48%) Computer Science
16 271 (6.04%) Continuous Improvement
17 266 (5.93%) Project Delivery
18 263 (5.86%) ETL
19 257 (5.73%) Change Management
19 257 (5.73%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,103 (24.58%) SQL
2 645 (14.37%) Python
3 542 (12.08%) Java
4 304 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 238 (5.30%) C#
6 226 (5.04%) R
7 116 (2.58%) PowerShell
8 111 (2.47%) C++
8 111 (2.47%) TypeScript
9 94 (2.09%) PL/SQL
10 92 (2.05%) VBA
11 88 (1.96%) T-SQL
12 87 (1.94%) Scala
13 80 (1.78%) C
14 62 (1.38%) Shell Script
15 61 (1.36%) Perl
16 55 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 47 (1.05%) Java 8
18 34 (0.76%) ES6
19 33 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 620 (13.81%) Degree
2 400 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 307 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 86 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 59 (1.31%) ISEB
6 48 (1.07%) CISSP
6 48 (1.07%) Master's Degree
7 47 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 47 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 43 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 40 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (0.82%) PMP
11 35 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 33 (0.74%) CISM
13 31 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
16 26 (0.58%) CISA
17 18 (0.40%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (5.48%) QA
2 161 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 110 (2.45%) PMO
4 90 (2.01%) SLA
5 88 (1.96%) Accessibility
6 82 (1.83%) GDPR
7 37 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 29 (0.65%) GRC
10 26 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
10 26 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 23 (0.51%) COBIT
11 23 (0.51%) NIST
12 20 (0.45%) WCAG
13 15 (0.33%) MiFID
14 12 (0.27%) GxP
14 12 (0.27%) IFRS
15 7 (0.16%) ISO 20022
15 7 (0.16%) NCSC
16 6 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 172 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 137 (3.05%) Docker
3 119 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 33 (0.74%) XenApp
6 27 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 11 (0.25%) HDFS
12 8 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.18%) vSphere
13 7 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 7 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.13%) NFS
15 5 (0.11%) Apache Flume
16 4 (0.089%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 134 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 95 (2.12%) Terraform
3 90 (2.01%) Ansible
4 35 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (0.71%) SCCM
6 30 (0.67%) Puppet
7 19 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.42%) vCenter Server
8 18 (0.40%) HP ALM
9 16 (0.36%) Control-M
10 14 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 11 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 11 (0.25%) Kibana
12 10 (0.22%) Grafana
13 8 (0.18%) CASB
13 8 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 8 (0.18%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.16%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 648 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 491 (10.94%) Oracle
3 226 (5.04%) SAP
4 195 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
5 185 (4.12%) Google
6 144 (3.21%) VMware
7 93 (2.07%) IBM
8 84 (1.87%) Adobe
9 81 (1.80%) Databricks
10 78 (1.74%) Alteryx
11 71 (1.58%) ServiceNow
12 63 (1.40%) Citrix
13 59 (1.31%) Cisco
14 56 (1.25%) Splunk
15 42 (0.94%) HP
16 39 (0.87%) Teradata
17 38 (0.85%) Atlassian
17 38 (0.85%) Red Hat
18 37 (0.82%) Remedy
19 36 (0.80%) Informatica