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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 27 32 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +11
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,733 3,477 3,154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.55% 6.10% 6.32%
As % of the General category 11.62% 11.61% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,684 2,196 1,916
10th Percentile £313 £275 £237
25th Percentile £413 £375 £362
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £488 £450
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £550
90th Percentile £775 £725 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 168 207
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.15 £15.50
25th Percentile £18.31 £15.00 £17.83
Median hourly rate £39.50 £22.70 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +74.05% +0.87% +21.38%
75th Percentile £52.86 £38.88 £44.50
90th Percentile £64.92 £52.90 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £18.50 £20.11
% change year-on-year +75.14% -8.01% +11.72%

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 49,339 29,958 25,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.41% 52.54% 50.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,206 20,096 16,460
10th Percentile £320 £300 £250
25th Percentile £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £694 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £435 £433
% change year-on-year +9.20% +0.54% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,405 1,104 1,044
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £56.18 £52.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.95 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.56%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Analytical Skills in the UK

Analytical Skills
Top 18 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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +7 4,657 £525 +5.00% 1,255
London +8 2,813 £575 +7.23% 497
Work from Home +2 2,637 £510 +7.37% 367
UK excluding London +2 1,919 £465 +9.41% 825
South East -1 508 £475 - 190
North of England -2 438 £463 +2.78% 193
Midlands +11 285 £450 +12.50% 140
North West -7 267 £463 +2.78% 96
Scotland +5 263 £450 +9.09% 54
South West +6 212 £525 +16.67% 115
West Midlands +7 202 £450 +5.88% 86
East of England -12 175 £418 +19.29% 109
Yorkshire -7 153 £450 -6.74% 76
East Midlands +12 79 £400 +3.23% 54
Wales -14 46 £475 +18.75% 17
North East -1 17 £600 +107.61% 21
Northern Ireland -4 12 £350 -18.60% 8
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 2,962 (51.67%) Social Skills
2 2,260 (39.42%) Problem-Solving
3 1,896 (33.07%) Agile
4 1,638 (28.57%) Finance
5 1,177 (20.53%) SQL
6 867 (15.12%) Microsoft
7 815 (14.22%) Python
8 814 (14.20%) Analytics
9 736 (12.84%) Azure
10 695 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 685 (11.95%) Decision-Making
12 669 (11.67%) Degree
13 665 (11.60%) DevOps
14 661 (11.53%) Project Management
15 603 (10.52%) Banking
16 566 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
17 564 (9.84%) Public Sector
18 558 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
19 543 (9.47%) Data Modelling
20 532 (9.28%) JIRA
21 525 (9.16%) Scrum
22 522 (9.11%) Java
23 514 (8.97%) AWS
24 510 (8.90%) Security Cleared
25 505 (8.81%) Data Analysis
26 502 (8.76%) Windows
27 498 (8.69%) Oracle
28 446 (7.78%) Migration
28 446 (7.78%) Visualisation
29 438 (7.64%) SQL Server

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
1 260 (4.54%) Confluence
2 189 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 118 (2.06%) Apache Spark
4 108 (1.88%) SAS
5 54 (0.94%) Apache
6 44 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (0.56%) CMS
8 30 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
10 24 (0.42%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.31%) JBoss
11 18 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.30%) MS Exchange
13 16 (0.28%) Ethereum
13 16 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
14 15 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
14 15 (0.26%) MTS
14 15 (0.26%) nginx
15 14 (0.24%) MQSeries
16 11 (0.19%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 566 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 349 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
3 271 (4.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 140 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 70 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
6 44 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 40 (0.70%) Sketch
8 33 (0.58%) SPSS
9 29 (0.51%) Chatbot
10 22 (0.38%) InVision
11 20 (0.35%) Adobe XD
12 19 (0.33%) Zeplin
13 13 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
14 12 (0.21%) Photoshop
15 10 (0.17%) Stata
16 7 (0.12%) Open Workbench
17 4 (0.070%) AutoCAD
17 4 (0.070%) Oracle Smart View
18 3 (0.052%) Camtasia
19 2 (0.035%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 33 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.47%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 23 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 22 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
5 19 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
6 17 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 16 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 16 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.26%) BondVision
8 15 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 13 (0.23%) Workday HCM
10 12 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.17%) ION MarketView
13 9 (0.16%) RMDS
13 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 8 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 8 (0.14%) SAP BPC
15 7 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 736 (12.84%) Azure
2 514 (8.97%) AWS
3 410 (7.15%) Power Platform
4 223 (3.89%) Microsoft 365
5 197 (3.44%) GCP
6 171 (2.98%) SaaS
7 160 (2.79%) GitHub
8 124 (2.16%) IaaS
9 99 (1.73%) PaaS
10 96 (1.67%) Serverless
11 73 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 72 (1.26%) Google Analytics
13 70 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
14 65 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
15 56 (0.98%) Snowflake
16 54 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
17 53 (0.92%) PowerApps
18 49 (0.85%) Google Data Studio
19 48 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
20 45 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 131 (2.29%) Firewall
2 113 (1.97%) DNS
3 79 (1.38%) WAN
4 73 (1.27%) Internet
5 62 (1.08%) Network Security
6 58 (1.01%) LAN
6 58 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 52 (0.91%) VPN
8 48 (0.84%) DHCP
9 43 (0.75%) Wireless
10 32 (0.56%) HTTP
11 31 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
12 29 (0.51%) SAN
12 29 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (0.45%) SSH
14 25 (0.44%) SD-WAN
15 23 (0.40%) NAS
16 21 (0.37%) MPLS
16 21 (0.37%) Skype
16 21 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 438 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 362 (6.31%) Power BI
3 265 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 240 (4.19%) Tableau
5 197 (3.44%) Relational Database
6 175 (3.05%) Big Data
7 124 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 103 (1.80%) Metadata
9 90 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 86 (1.50%) Data Lake
11 84 (1.47%) MySQL
12 83 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
13 80 (1.40%) Oracle Database
14 73 (1.27%) Hadoop
15 64 (1.12%) RDBMS
16 63 (1.10%) Data Mining
16 63 (1.10%) MongoDB
17 58 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 53 (0.92%) BigQuery
19 46 (0.80%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 532 (9.28%) JIRA
2 309 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 251 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 113 (1.97%) GitLab
5 57 (0.99%) ERwin
6 53 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 53 (0.92%) TeamCity
7 45 (0.78%) Selenium
7 45 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 43 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 42 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 40 (0.70%) Maven
11 39 (0.68%) Artifactory
12 35 (0.61%) JUnit
13 34 (0.59%) JMeter
14 33 (0.58%) webpack
15 30 (0.52%) Postman
16 29 (0.51%) SonarQube
17 26 (0.45%) Gradle
17 26 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,962 (51.67%) Social Skills
2 1,638 (28.57%) Finance
3 603 (10.52%) Banking
4 564 (9.84%) Public Sector
5 414 (7.22%) Presentation Skills
6 267 (4.66%) Influencing Skills
7 256 (4.47%) Organisational Skills
8 249 (4.34%) Marketing
9 238 (4.15%) Front Office
10 193 (3.37%) Retail
11 181 (3.16%) Investment Banking
12 180 (3.14%) Telecoms
13 170 (2.97%) Legal
14 95 (1.66%) Documentation Skills
15 86 (1.50%) Manufacturing
16 76 (1.33%) Financial Institution
17 74 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 59 (1.03%) Back Office
19 57 (0.99%) Billing
20 53 (0.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,652 (28.82%) Analyst
2 770 (13.43%) Developer
3 698 (12.18%) Business Analyst
4 537 (9.37%) Architect
5 317 (5.53%) Data Analyst
6 249 (4.34%) Project Manager
7 233 (4.06%) Consultant
8 173 (3.02%) Java Developer
9 171 (2.98%) Senior Analyst
10 163 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
11 147 (2.56%) Data Architect
12 121 (2.11%) Data Scientist
13 119 (2.08%) Data Engineer
14 94 (1.64%) DevOps Engineer
15 91 (1.59%) Technical Analyst
16 89 (1.55%) Support Engineer
17 88 (1.53%) Financial Analyst
18 87 (1.52%) Senior Developer
19 83 (1.45%) Software Engineer
20 82 (1.43%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (4.90%) .NET
2 223 (3.89%) HTML
3 161 (2.81%) React
4 158 (2.76%) REST
5 156 (2.72%) CSS
6 148 (2.58%) Kafka
7 113 (1.97%) XML
8 110 (1.92%) Spring
9 101 (1.76%) Web Services
10 98 (1.71%) AngularJS
10 98 (1.71%) Node.js
11 95 (1.66%) RESTful
12 91 (1.59%) JSON
13 87 (1.52%) Middleware
14 83 (1.45%) HTML5
14 83 (1.45%) Pandas
15 82 (1.43%) FIX Protocol
16 67 (1.17%) .NET Framework
17 61 (1.06%) Spring Boot
18 59 (1.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 314 (5.48%) Management Information System
2 286 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
3 250 (4.36%) User Experience
4 202 (3.52%) Algorithms
5 158 (2.76%) Data Structures
6 155 (2.70%) Analytical Mindset
7 146 (2.55%) Fixed Income
8 118 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 116 (2.02%) Data Centre
10 109 (1.90%) Virtual Team
11 107 (1.87%) Derivative
12 84 (1.47%) Cloud Native
13 78 (1.36%) Mobile App
14 71 (1.24%) NHS
15 70 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
16 69 (1.20%) Public Cloud
17 51 (0.89%) Reference Data
18 46 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
19 45 (0.78%) PMI
19 45 (0.78%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 502 (8.76%) Windows
2 410 (7.15%) Linux
3 208 (3.63%) Unix
4 130 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 93 (1.62%) Windows 10
6 67 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (1.08%) Android
8 47 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 41 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 27 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.44%) Solaris
11 25 (0.44%) Windows 7
12 21 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.31%) CentOS
14 17 (0.30%) VMS
15 16 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
16 14 (0.24%) Ubuntu
17 11 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
18 8 (0.14%) MVS
18 8 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,260 (39.42%) Problem-Solving
2 1,896 (33.07%) Agile
3 814 (14.20%) Analytics
4 695 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 685 (11.95%) Decision-Making
6 665 (11.60%) DevOps
7 661 (11.53%) Project Management
8 558 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
9 543 (9.47%) Data Modelling
10 525 (9.16%) Scrum
11 505 (8.81%) Data Analysis
12 446 (7.78%) Migration
12 446 (7.78%) Visualisation
13 404 (7.05%) Business Analysis
14 400 (6.98%) CI/CD
15 396 (6.91%) ITIL
16 342 (5.97%) Requirements Gathering
17 340 (5.93%) Analytical Thinking
18 329 (5.74%) Project Delivery
19 325 (5.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1,177 (20.53%) SQL
2 815 (14.22%) Python
3 522 (9.11%) Java
4 289 (5.04%) JavaScript
5 288 (5.02%) C#
6 206 (3.59%) R
7 172 (3.00%) PowerShell
8 157 (2.74%) C++
9 122 (2.13%) TypeScript
10 101 (1.76%) C
11 89 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 89 (1.55%) Scala
12 86 (1.50%) Bash
13 70 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 70 (1.22%) T-SQL
14 67 (1.17%) VBA
15 52 (0.91%) Go
16 39 (0.68%) Perl
17 30 (0.52%) Ruby
18 23 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 669 (11.67%) Degree
2 510 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 391 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 119 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 83 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (1.27%) PMI Certification
7 65 (1.13%) Master's Degree
8 61 (1.06%) CISSP
8 61 (1.06%) ISTQB
9 54 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 52 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 45 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
12 43 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 40 (0.70%) CCNP
14 38 (0.66%) AWS Certification
14 38 (0.66%) CISM
15 36 (0.63%) ISEB
16 34 (0.59%) CCNA
16 34 (0.59%) PMP
17 33 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (6.49%) QA
2 218 (3.80%) Data Quality
3 161 (2.81%) PMO
4 135 (2.35%) SLA
5 101 (1.76%) Accessibility
6 100 (1.74%) GDPR
7 62 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (0.58%) NIST
9 30 (0.52%) GRC
10 29 (0.51%) GxP
11 28 (0.49%) COBIT
12 26 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 24 (0.42%) IFRS
14 22 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 22 (0.38%) Good Clinical Practice
15 19 (0.33%) Solvency II
15 19 (0.33%) WCAG
16 16 (0.28%) IFRS 17
16 16 (0.28%) MiFID
17 15 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 203 (3.54%) Active Directory
1 203 (3.54%) Docker
2 121 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 39 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
5 27 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 21 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 19 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (0.30%) HDFS
8 17 (0.30%) XenApp
9 16 (0.28%) VMware NSX
10 15 (0.26%) vSphere
11 8 (0.14%) Firmware
12 7 (0.12%) GridGain
13 6 (0.10%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.087%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.087%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.087%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.087%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 239 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 209 (3.65%) Ansible
3 195 (3.40%) Terraform
4 68 (1.19%) Puppet
5 58 (1.01%) SCCM
6 44 (0.77%) Grafana
7 35 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
8 31 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 27 (0.47%) Prometheus
11 25 (0.44%) Kibana
12 22 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 22 (0.38%) HP ALM
12 22 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
13 21 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
13 21 (0.37%) vCenter Server
14 18 (0.31%) ZABBIX
15 16 (0.28%) Nagios
16 14 (0.24%) Data Guard
17 12 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 867 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 498 (8.69%) Oracle
3 220 (3.84%) Google
4 204 (3.56%) SAP
5 158 (2.76%) VMware
6 124 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 110 (1.92%) ServiceNow
8 108 (1.88%) Splunk
9 92 (1.60%) Cisco
9 92 (1.60%) Citrix
10 82 (1.43%) Adobe
11 81 (1.41%) Databricks
12 78 (1.36%) ION Trading
13 72 (1.26%) Red Hat
14 68 (1.19%) IBM
15 48 (0.84%) TIBCO
16 43 (0.75%) Alteryx
16 43 (0.75%) Bloomberg
17 42 (0.73%) HP
17 42 (0.73%) Informatica