Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 34 30 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,792 6,450 5,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.99% 6.39% 6.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.30% 19.14% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,614 3,996 3,568
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £256 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 219 158
UK median hourly rate £19.85 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +5.26% -2.54%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.37 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.98 £45.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -1.39%

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 31,649 33,695 30,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.72% 33.40% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,815 22,360 19,989
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £665 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1,031 1,097
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £21.78 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.07% +11.69% -6.31%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% +16.67% -12.73%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -9 5,285 £450 - 2,141
UK excluding London -2 3,108 £413 +3.13% 1,579
London -6 2,582 £488 -0.51% 725
South East -10 936 £425 - 346
North of England -11 656 £400 -5.88% 450
Midlands -3 440 £400 - 253
South West +4 423 £450 +7.46% 218
North West -10 294 £400 -8.05% 264
Scotland -7 287 £400 +14.29% 102
Yorkshire -11 258 £400 -5.88% 154
West Midlands -11 237 £406 +1.56% 157
East of England +1 232 £400 +8.11% 148
East Midlands +8 190 £400 - 96
North East -11 110 £425 - 32
Wales -1 95 £398 +18.66% 42
Northern Ireland +12 41 £400 -2.44% 20
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 2,221 (38.35%) Problem-Solving
2 1,788 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 1,483 (25.60%) Finance
4 1,362 (23.52%) SQL
5 1,056 (18.23%) Microsoft
6 939 (16.21%) Degree
7 715 (12.34%) Analytics
8 638 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
9 636 (10.98%) Windows
10 622 (10.74%) Scrum
11 609 (10.51%) Python
12 592 (10.22%) Project Management
13 573 (9.89%) Java
14 558 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 512 (8.84%) Oracle
16 511 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
17 510 (8.81%) SQL Server
18 490 (8.46%) Security Cleared
19 478 (8.25%) Banking
20 450 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
21 449 (7.75%) JavaScript
22 435 (7.51%) Linux
23 433 (7.48%) ITIL
24 419 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
25 418 (7.22%) Decision-Making
26 416 (7.18%) Data Analysis
27 404 (6.98%) User Experience
28 396 (6.84%) Migration
29 388 (6.70%) JIRA
29 388 (6.70%) Computer Science

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
1 184 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 168 (2.90%) Confluence
3 155 (2.68%) SAS
4 117 (2.02%) Apache Spark
5 80 (1.38%) CMS
6 60 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 58 (1.00%) IIS
8 55 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 52 (0.90%) Apache
10 51 (0.88%) JBoss
11 50 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 44 (0.76%) WebLogic
13 35 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 34 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
15 27 (0.47%) Documentum
15 27 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 23 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
16 23 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 22 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 638 (11.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 450 (7.77%) Microsoft Office
3 231 (3.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 147 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 107 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
6 62 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.35%) InVision
8 18 (0.31%) SPSS
9 17 (0.29%) Photoshop
10 16 (0.28%) UserZoom
11 8 (0.14%) Stata
12 6 (0.10%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.086%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.069%) Simulink
15 3 (0.052%) UXPin
16 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
16 2 (0.035%) LaTeX
17 1 (0.017%) FrameMaker
17 1 (0.017%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 48 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.69%) Workday HCM
3 23 (0.40%) SAP ERP
4 20 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 20 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 16 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 16 (0.28%) NetSuite
6 15 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 15 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 15 (0.26%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 12 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
9 10 (0.17%) FastStats
9 10 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 10 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 9 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 9 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.14%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 419 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 373 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
3 181 (3.13%) Office 365
4 102 (1.76%) SaaS
5 92 (1.59%) PaaS
6 89 (1.54%) Amazon EMR
7 76 (1.31%) Amazon S3
7 76 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 63 (1.09%) GitHub
9 55 (0.95%) IaaS
10 54 (0.93%) Google Analytics
11 45 (0.78%) Serverless
12 40 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 40 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
12 40 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
13 38 (0.66%) OpenShift
14 37 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
15 29 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
16 25 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
16 25 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 169 (2.92%) Firewall
2 107 (1.85%) Internet
3 97 (1.67%) DNS
4 88 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 74 (1.28%) LAN
6 73 (1.26%) VPN
7 70 (1.21%) WAN
8 63 (1.09%) DHCP
9 62 (1.07%) Skype
10 60 (1.04%) Wireless
11 53 (0.92%) SSL
12 47 (0.81%) VoIP
13 44 (0.76%) HTTP
14 41 (0.71%) MPLS
14 41 (0.71%) SAN
15 27 (0.47%) Network Security
16 26 (0.45%) OSPF
17 25 (0.43%) FTP
18 24 (0.41%) BGP
19 23 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 510 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 378 (6.53%) Big Data
3 296 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
4 275 (4.75%) Relational Database
5 220 (3.80%) Power BI
6 197 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 189 (3.26%) Hadoop
8 140 (2.42%) NoSQL
9 130 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 123 (2.12%) Apache Hive
11 105 (1.81%) MySQL
12 103 (1.78%) MongoDB
13 91 (1.57%) Oracle Database
13 91 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
14 84 (1.45%) Data Mining
15 77 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 73 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
16 73 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (1.02%) DB2
18 58 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 388 (6.70%) JIRA
2 301 (5.20%) Git (software)
3 241 (4.16%) Jenkins
4 178 (3.07%) Selenium
5 113 (1.95%) Cucumber
6 108 (1.86%) Maven
7 103 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 82 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
9 81 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 64 (1.10%) JUnit
11 59 (1.02%) TeamCity
12 57 (0.98%) SoapUI
13 54 (0.93%) Subversion
13 54 (0.93%) WebDriver
14 41 (0.71%) webpack
15 39 (0.67%) SpecFlow
16 35 (0.60%) Eclipse
16 35 (0.60%) HP UFT
16 35 (0.60%) JMeter
17 34 (0.59%) Ant
General
1 1,483 (25.60%) Finance
2 478 (8.25%) Banking
3 302 (5.21%) Marketing
4 259 (4.47%) Retail
5 204 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 155 (2.68%) Legal
7 120 (2.07%) Investment Banking
8 101 (1.74%) Front Office
9 84 (1.45%) Manufacturing
10 74 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 73 (1.26%) Back Office
12 67 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 59 (1.02%) Publishing
14 48 (0.83%) Billing
15 43 (0.74%) Law
16 40 (0.69%) Electronics
16 40 (0.69%) Military
17 39 (0.67%) Retail Banking
18 36 (0.62%) Advertising
19 29 (0.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,516 (26.17%) Analyst
2 975 (16.83%) Developer
3 528 (9.12%) Business Analyst
4 448 (7.73%) Architect
5 275 (4.75%) Data Analyst
6 233 (4.02%) Consultant
7 228 (3.94%) Project Manager
8 159 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
9 141 (2.43%) Administrator
10 126 (2.18%) Tester
11 124 (2.14%) User Researcher
12 123 (2.12%) Java Developer
13 116 (2.00%) SQL Developer
14 108 (1.86%) Data Scientist
15 106 (1.83%) Senior Developer
15 106 (1.83%) Test Analyst
16 101 (1.74%) Designer
17 100 (1.73%) Senior Analyst
18 98 (1.69%) Data Engineer
19 96 (1.66%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (6.37%) .NET
2 367 (6.34%) HTML
3 303 (5.23%) CSS
4 286 (4.94%) Web Services
5 249 (4.30%) AngularJS
6 230 (3.97%) XML
7 216 (3.73%) REST
8 188 (3.25%) SOAP
9 175 (3.02%) HTML5
10 156 (2.69%) React
11 149 (2.57%) JSON
12 130 (2.24%) Spring
13 128 (2.21%) CSS3
14 122 (2.11%) RESTful
15 114 (1.97%) Node.js
16 113 (1.95%) ASP.NET
17 111 (1.92%) jQuery
18 99 (1.71%) Middleware
19 98 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 90 (1.55%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 404 (6.98%) User Experience
2 375 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
3 354 (6.11%) Management Information System
4 188 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 139 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 109 (1.88%) NHS
7 106 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 102 (1.76%) Data Centre
9 97 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
10 82 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 66 (1.14%) Derivative
12 61 (1.05%) Clustering
13 56 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
14 49 (0.85%) Fintech
15 47 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 46 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
17 45 (0.78%) Replication
18 43 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 43 (0.74%) Hedge funds
19 41 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 636 (10.98%) Windows
2 435 (7.51%) Linux
3 278 (4.80%) Unix
4 198 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 129 (2.23%) Windows 10
6 100 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 85 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 74 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (1.10%) Android
10 60 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 40 (0.69%) Solaris
13 34 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 29 (0.50%) CentOS
15 20 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.31%) AIX
16 18 (0.31%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.12%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,221 (38.35%) Problem-Solving
2 1,788 (30.87%) Agile Software Development
3 715 (12.34%) Analytics
4 622 (10.74%) Scrum
5 592 (10.22%) Project Management
6 558 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 511 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 433 (7.48%) ITIL
9 418 (7.22%) Decision-Making
10 416 (7.18%) Data Analysis
11 396 (6.84%) Migration
12 388 (6.70%) Computer Science
13 360 (6.22%) SDLC
14 351 (6.06%) ETL
15 350 (6.04%) Test Automation
16 340 (5.87%) Data Modelling
17 333 (5.75%) User Stories
18 332 (5.73%) Business Analysis
19 322 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
20 300 (5.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,362 (23.52%) SQL
2 609 (10.51%) Python
3 573 (9.89%) Java
4 449 (7.75%) JavaScript
5 363 (6.27%) C#
6 201 (3.47%) R
7 159 (2.75%) PowerShell
8 156 (2.69%) T-SQL
9 134 (2.31%) C
10 129 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 128 (2.21%) TypeScript
12 116 (2.00%) C++
13 103 (1.78%) VBA
14 84 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 80 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 77 (1.33%) Perl
17 62 (1.07%) VB
18 57 (0.98%) PHP
18 57 (0.98%) Scala
19 45 (0.78%) ES6
Qualifications
1 939 (16.21%) Degree
2 490 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 331 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 138 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 91 (1.57%) ISTQB
7 88 (1.52%) Master's Degree
8 80 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 69 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
10 62 (1.07%) CISSP
11 61 (1.05%) PMI Certification
12 58 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
13 57 (0.98%) PhD
14 56 (0.97%) MCSE
15 54 (0.93%) ISEB
16 51 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 48 (0.83%) CISM
18 44 (0.76%) PMP
19 40 (0.69%) CCNA
19 40 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (5.27%) QA
2 198 (3.42%) Data Quality
3 151 (2.61%) PMO
4 140 (2.42%) SLA
5 79 (1.36%) GDPR
6 36 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 34 (0.59%) JSP 440
8 33 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 29 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
9 29 (0.50%) SEPA
10 28 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (0.33%) PCI DSS
12 13 (0.22%) COBIT
12 13 (0.22%) MiFID
13 12 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
13 12 (0.21%) PSD2
14 9 (0.16%) GxP
15 8 (0.14%) P3O
16 7 (0.12%) Def Stans
16 7 (0.12%) IFRS
System Software
1 358 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 148 (2.56%) Docker
3 125 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (0.74%) vSphere
7 38 (0.66%) XenApp
8 26 (0.45%) Apache Flume
8 26 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 25 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
10 21 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
11 20 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (0.33%) HDFS
13 17 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.21%) NFS
15 11 (0.19%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
17 9 (0.16%) Firmware
18 7 (0.12%) VirtualBox
19 6 (0.10%) KVM
Systems Management
1 109 (1.88%) Ansible
1 109 (1.88%) SCCM
2 69 (1.19%) Kubernetes
3 65 (1.12%) Puppet
4 47 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 40 (0.69%) Terraform
7 36 (0.62%) SCOM
8 30 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (0.41%) Control-M
10 21 (0.36%) Netcool
11 20 (0.35%) HP ALM
12 19 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
14 14 (0.24%) Rundeck
15 13 (0.22%) Grafana
15 13 (0.22%) Kibana
15 13 (0.22%) Nagios
16 12 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 11 (0.19%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1,056 (18.23%) Microsoft
2 512 (8.84%) Oracle
3 255 (4.40%) SAP
4 224 (3.87%) VMware
5 182 (3.14%) Tableau
6 175 (3.02%) Google
7 169 (2.92%) Citrix
8 142 (2.45%) Cisco
9 140 (2.42%) HP
10 122 (2.11%) IBM
11 90 (1.55%) Workday
12 88 (1.52%) Splunk
13 86 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
14 85 (1.47%) Adobe
14 85 (1.47%) Red Hat
15 71 (1.23%) ServiceNow
16 70 (1.21%) Cloudera
17 65 (1.12%) Hortonworks
18 54 (0.93%) Atlassian
19 53 (0.92%) Teradata