Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 31 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6642 6317 7028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.46% 5.96% 6.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.22% 17.98% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3907 4454
UK median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £221 £240
90th Percentile £638 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 224 213
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.97 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -0.33% +0.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.97 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £46.00 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.52 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.89% -2.76% +0.05%

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 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +10.53% +8.57%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 6032 £450 +7.14% 669
UK excluding London 0 3399 £400 +2.56% 423
London +6 3110 £495 +10.00% 281
South East +5 1093 £400 +1.01% 97
North of England -1 685 £400 - 123
Midlands 0 491 £388 - 67
Scotland +5 354 £388 +10.71% 24
South West +12 349 £425 +17.24% 42
North West +1 327 £425 +6.25% 59
Yorkshire -4 288 £400 -5.88% 56
East of England -18 273 £375 +7.14% 59
West Midlands +3 271 £388 +3.33% 38
East Midlands +1 210 £380 -5.00% 26
Northern Ireland +5 106 £420 +5.00% 3
North East -5 82 £440 +15.87% 8
Wales -13 55 £393 +0.64% 8
Channel Islands +1 1 £190 -49.33%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1984 (29.87%) Finance
2 1602 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
3 1503 (22.63%) SQL
4 1008 (15.18%) Microsoft
5 989 (14.89%) Degree
6 944 (14.21%) Java
7 838 (12.62%) Project Management
8 781 (11.76%) Banking
9 759 (11.43%) Analytics
10 751 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
11 682 (10.27%) Oracle
12 652 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 629 (9.47%) Windows
14 623 (9.38%) Linux
15 592 (8.91%) Python
16 591 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
17 584 (8.79%) SQL Server
18 543 (8.18%) Unix
19 539 (8.12%) ITIL
20 533 (8.02%) Security Cleared
21 505 (7.60%) JavaScript
22 493 (7.42%) Business Analysis
23 472 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
24 467 (7.03%) Scrum
25 462 (6.96%) Migration
26 461 (6.94%) SDLC
27 440 (6.62%) Data Modelling
28 438 (6.59%) Data Analysis
29 432 (6.50%) C#
30 390 (5.87%) 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
1 209 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 197 (2.97%) SAS
3 160 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 105 (1.58%) CMS
5 102 (1.54%) Confluence
6 80 (1.20%) IIS
7 79 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 79 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 71 (1.07%) Apache
9 69 (1.04%) WebSphere
10 65 (0.98%) JBoss
11 59 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 56 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 54 (0.81%) Skype for Business
14 43 (0.65%) Apache Pig
15 41 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
16 30 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
17 29 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
18 26 (0.39%) Apache Solr
18 26 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 751 (11.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 472 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 292 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 247 (3.72%) MS Visio
5 126 (1.90%) Microsoft Project
6 82 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 36 (0.54%) Photoshop
8 31 (0.47%) SPSS
9 19 (0.29%) Stata
10 17 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
11 16 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
12 12 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 9 (0.14%) InfoPath
14 7 (0.11%) UserZoom
15 5 (0.075%) Simulink
16 3 (0.045%) InDesign
16 3 (0.045%) Mingle
16 3 (0.045%) Weka
17 2 (0.030%) EViews
17 2 (0.030%) InVision
Business Applications
1 67 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 22 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 20 (0.30%) ION MarketView
6 19 (0.29%) Magento
6 19 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 19 (0.29%) SAP HR
7 16 (0.24%) Temenos T24
8 15 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 14 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
9 14 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 14 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 14 (0.21%) WebTrends
10 13 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 13 (0.20%) SAP SD
11 12 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
11 12 (0.18%) SAP FI
11 12 (0.18%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 265 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 232 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 174 (2.62%) Office 365
4 90 (1.36%) Google Analytics
5 65 (0.98%) SaaS
6 60 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (0.78%) IaaS
8 48 (0.72%) GitHub
9 46 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 41 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (0.62%) PaaS
11 35 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
12 33 (0.50%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
14 21 (0.32%) OpenShift
15 20 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 19 (0.29%) Route 53
17 18 (0.27%) iPaaS
17 18 (0.27%) npm
18 17 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 160 (2.41%) Firewall
2 134 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 106 (1.60%) DNS
4 99 (1.49%) Internet
5 92 (1.39%) WAN
6 86 (1.29%) LAN
7 78 (1.17%) SMS
8 73 (1.10%) SAN
9 70 (1.05%) VPN
10 69 (1.04%) DHCP
10 69 (1.04%) Network Security
11 62 (0.93%) HTTP
11 62 (0.93%) LDAP
12 45 (0.68%) Skype
12 45 (0.68%) SSL
13 33 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
13 33 (0.50%) Kerberos
14 30 (0.45%) Intranet
15 29 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (0.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 584 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 341 (5.13%) Big Data
3 320 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 314 (4.73%) Data Warehouse
5 234 (3.52%) Hadoop
6 163 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 151 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 129 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 127 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 126 (1.90%) Data Mining
11 119 (1.79%) MongoDB
12 109 (1.64%) Apache Hive
13 104 (1.57%) MySQL
14 102 (1.54%) QlikView
15 101 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
16 91 (1.37%) Power BI
17 80 (1.20%) HBase
18 77 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 70 (1.05%) Oracle Database
20 69 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 339 (5.10%) JIRA
2 227 (3.42%) Jenkins
3 216 (3.25%) Git (software)
4 116 (1.75%) Selenium
5 111 (1.67%) Subversion
6 106 (1.60%) Cucumber
7 99 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 92 (1.39%) Visual Studio
9 83 (1.25%) TeamCity
10 71 (1.07%) Maven
11 50 (0.75%) WebDriver
12 46 (0.69%) JUnit
13 45 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
14 39 (0.59%) SoapUI
15 38 (0.57%) JMeter
16 37 (0.56%) Axure RP
17 30 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 27 (0.41%) Eclipse
18 27 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
19 25 (0.38%) Gradle
General
1 1984 (29.87%) Finance
2 781 (11.76%) Banking
3 374 (5.63%) Front Office
4 370 (5.57%) Marketing
5 272 (4.10%) Retail
6 259 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 237 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 180 (2.71%) Legal
9 175 (2.63%) Manufacturing
10 101 (1.52%) Financial Institution
11 92 (1.39%) Retail Banking
12 74 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 69 (1.04%) Advertising
14 63 (0.95%) Law
15 60 (0.90%) Publishing
16 50 (0.75%) Back Office
16 50 (0.75%) Games
17 49 (0.74%) Automotive
17 49 (0.74%) Billing
18 48 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2038 (30.68%) Analyst
2 1231 (18.53%) Developer
3 804 (12.10%) Business Analyst
4 411 (6.19%) Consultant
5 364 (5.48%) Architect
6 315 (4.74%) Project Manager
7 312 (4.70%) Java Developer
8 291 (4.38%) Data Analyst
9 162 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
10 152 (2.29%) C# Developer
11 133 (2.00%) User Researcher
12 123 (1.85%) Senior Developer
13 117 (1.76%) Data Scientist
14 102 (1.54%) Administrator
15 100 (1.51%) Test Analyst
16 98 (1.48%) SQL Developer
17 96 (1.45%) Service Analyst
18 94 (1.42%) Support Engineer
19 91 (1.37%) Support Analyst
20 88 (1.32%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (5.84%) HTML
2 338 (5.09%) Web Services
3 332 (5.00%) .NET
4 265 (3.99%) CSS
5 249 (3.75%) XML
6 219 (3.30%) HTML5
7 170 (2.56%) AngularJS
8 137 (2.06%) jQuery
9 123 (1.85%) REST
9 123 (1.85%) Spring
10 112 (1.69%) SOAP
11 98 (1.48%) JSON
12 95 (1.43%) CSS3
13 94 (1.42%) Node.js
14 93 (1.40%) RESTful
15 77 (1.16%) React
16 73 (1.10%) ASP.NET
16 73 (1.10%) J2EE
17 70 (1.05%) Middleware
18 69 (1.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 390 (5.87%) Management Information System
2 360 (5.42%) Computer Science
3 317 (4.77%) User Experience
4 174 (2.62%) Fixed Income
5 146 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 125 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 124 (1.87%) Data Structures
8 117 (1.76%) Equities
9 116 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 114 (1.72%) Derivative
11 99 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 98 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
12 98 (1.48%) Virtual Team
13 67 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 66 (0.99%) NHS
15 64 (0.96%) Credit Risk
16 59 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
17 54 (0.81%) PMI
18 53 (0.80%) Reference Data
19 51 (0.77%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 629 (9.47%) Windows
2 623 (9.38%) Linux
3 543 (8.18%) Unix
4 153 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 138 (2.08%) Windows 7
6 109 (1.64%) Android
7 102 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 94 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 93 (1.40%) Apple iOS
10 89 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 71 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 48 (0.72%) AIX
13 37 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 33 (0.50%) CentOS
15 28 (0.42%) Solaris
16 27 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (0.30%) Windows XP
18 19 (0.29%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.12%) Windows Vista
20 7 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1602 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 838 (12.62%) Project Management
3 759 (11.43%) Analytics
4 652 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 591 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
6 539 (8.12%) ITIL
7 493 (7.42%) Business Analysis
8 467 (7.03%) Scrum
9 462 (6.96%) Migration
10 461 (6.94%) SDLC
11 440 (6.62%) Data Modelling
12 438 (6.59%) Data Analysis
13 367 (5.53%) Change Management
14 326 (4.91%) Test Automation
15 325 (4.89%) Risk Management
16 321 (4.83%) OO
17 316 (4.76%) ETL
18 287 (4.32%) Visualisation
19 284 (4.28%) User Acceptance Testing
20 275 (4.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1503 (22.63%) SQL
2 944 (14.21%) Java
3 592 (8.91%) Python
4 505 (7.60%) JavaScript
5 432 (6.50%) C#
6 244 (3.67%) C++
7 210 (3.16%) R
8 166 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 133 (2.00%) Shell Script
10 132 (1.99%) Perl
11 116 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 112 (1.69%) PowerShell
13 111 (1.67%) Bash Shell
13 111 (1.67%) C
13 111 (1.67%) VBA
14 108 (1.63%) Scala
15 91 (1.37%) PHP
16 80 (1.20%) Ruby
17 35 (0.53%) VB
18 24 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 989 (14.89%) Degree
2 533 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 341 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 152 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 116 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 81 (1.22%) ISEB
7 80 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 79 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 77 (1.16%) CISSP
10 72 (1.08%) PMP
11 71 (1.07%) MCSE
12 67 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
13 62 (0.93%) PhD
14 58 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
15 55 (0.83%) DV Cleared
16 53 (0.80%) Master's Degree
17 50 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
18 45 (0.68%) CISM
19 44 (0.66%) CCNA
20 39 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 382 (5.75%) QA
2 216 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 166 (2.50%) PMO
4 135 (2.03%) SLA
5 110 (1.66%) GDPR
6 67 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 54 (0.81%) MiFID
8 42 (0.63%) PCI DSS
9 41 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
10 36 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 23 (0.35%) IFRS
12 21 (0.32%) GxP
13 20 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 19 (0.29%) EMIR
15 17 (0.26%) COBIT
16 15 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
17 14 (0.21%) IFRS 9
18 12 (0.18%) ISO 9001
19 11 (0.17%) Def Stans
20 10 (0.15%) MISRA C
System Software
1 308 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 118 (1.78%) Docker
3 79 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (1.01%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.80%) HDFS
6 38 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (0.51%) Apache Flume
8 30 (0.45%) vSphere
9 24 (0.36%) XenApp
10 17 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.21%) Gluster
13 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.18%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.17%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 10 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 7 (0.11%) Firmware
17 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 86 (1.29%) SCCM
2 72 (1.08%) Ansible
3 71 (1.07%) Puppet
4 59 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 44 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 42 (0.63%) SCOM
8 33 (0.50%) Kibana
9 30 (0.45%) Terraform
10 29 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 27 (0.41%) Oozie
12 22 (0.33%) logstash
13 21 (0.32%) AirWatch
14 20 (0.30%) Grafana
15 19 (0.29%) Tivoli
16 17 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (0.24%) Ambari
17 16 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
18 15 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 14 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1008 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 682 (10.27%) Oracle
3 339 (5.10%) SAP
4 210 (3.16%) Tableau
5 174 (2.62%) Cisco
6 160 (2.41%) Google
7 157 (2.36%) IBM
8 138 (2.08%) HP
8 138 (2.08%) VMware
9 123 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 112 (1.69%) Citrix
11 91 (1.37%) Red Hat
12 89 (1.34%) Adobe
13 84 (1.26%) Splunk
14 77 (1.16%) Sybase
15 67 (1.01%) Bloomberg
15 67 (1.01%) Informatica
16 65 (0.98%) Cognos
17 62 (0.93%) ServiceNow
18 53 (0.80%) NetApp