Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,331 6,452 6,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.73% 6.22% 6.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.73% 19.27% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,237 3,993 3,824
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.56% +2.80%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 221 155
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -20.00% +15.40%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.18 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.60% -22.22% +25.00%

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 30,060 33,477 31,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.32% 32.27% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,393 21,605 20,420
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £663 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,059 1,061 1,085
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.39% +9.50% -3.98%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £20.11 £18.98
% change year-on-year -6.44% +5.93% -5.10%

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 15 July 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 15 July 2019.

Contractor 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 15 July 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 -3 4,847 £450 +3.45% 1,816
UK excluding London -4 2,824 £413 +3.13% 1,384
London -1 2,382 £480 -1.54% 560
South East -5 930 £425 - 329
North of England -13 560 £400 -1.23% 359
South West -1 364 £425 - 152
Midlands -9 347 £400 +6.67% 250
North West -6 278 £413 +3.13% 178
Scotland -1 255 £375 - 72
East of England 0 242 £413 +3.13% 166
West Midlands -7 209 £421 +9.42% 157
Yorkshire -17 204 £375 -11.76% 134
East Midlands -15 127 £375 - 91
Wales +5 88 £350 -6.67% 47
North East -11 80 £425 +6.25% 47
Northern Ireland +12 41 £400 +4.92% 9
Channel Islands -3 5 £450 - 1
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 2,005 (37.61%) Problem-Solving
2 1,601 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1,340 (25.14%) Finance
4 1,175 (22.04%) SQL
5 943 (17.69%) Microsoft
6 787 (14.76%) Degree
7 740 (13.88%) Analytics
8 613 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 577 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
10 564 (10.58%) Project Management
11 555 (10.41%) Windows
12 511 (9.59%) Python
13 497 (9.32%) Java
13 497 (9.32%) Scrum
14 481 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
15 476 (8.93%) Oracle
16 447 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 444 (8.33%) ITIL
17 444 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
18 432 (8.10%) SQL Server
19 431 (8.08%) Security Cleared
20 407 (7.63%) Decision-Making
21 405 (7.60%) JavaScript
22 396 (7.43%) DevOps
23 391 (7.33%) Banking
24 379 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
25 364 (6.83%) Data Analysis
26 360 (6.75%) JIRA
27 357 (6.70%) Migration
28 351 (6.58%) Data Modelling

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
1 187 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 146 (2.74%) Confluence
3 141 (2.64%) Apache Spark
4 131 (2.46%) SAS
5 58 (1.09%) IIS
6 51 (0.96%) CMS
6 51 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 46 (0.86%) WebSphere
8 44 (0.83%) JBoss
9 43 (0.81%) Skype for Business
10 42 (0.79%) Apache
11 29 (0.54%) WebLogic
12 23 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (0.43%) IBM Notes
12 23 (0.43%) Tomcat
13 21 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.30%) NetWeaver
15 13 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 613 (11.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 444 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 266 (4.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 161 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 106 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
6 59 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 29 (0.54%) SPSS
8 26 (0.49%) Sketch
9 11 (0.21%) CATIA
9 11 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 11 (0.21%) PTC Creo
10 10 (0.19%) InVision
11 9 (0.17%) Chatbot
11 9 (0.17%) Stata
12 8 (0.15%) Zeplin
13 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
13 6 (0.11%) Simulink
14 4 (0.075%) Figma
15 3 (0.056%) Stateflow
15 3 (0.056%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 51 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 18 (0.34%) SAP HCM
7 17 (0.32%) BASE24
7 17 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 17 (0.32%) Workday HCM
8 16 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
8 16 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 16 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 15 (0.28%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.24%) SAP CO
10 13 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
11 11 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 11 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 481 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 331 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
3 272 (5.10%) Power Platform
4 198 (3.71%) Office 365
5 112 (2.10%) SaaS
6 95 (1.78%) PaaS
7 78 (1.46%) Amazon S3
8 71 (1.33%) GitHub
9 68 (1.28%) Serverless
10 67 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 64 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 63 (1.18%) Google Analytics
13 47 (0.88%) IaaS
14 46 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
15 42 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
16 41 (0.77%) Adobe Analytics
17 36 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
18 34 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
19 33 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
20 29 (0.54%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 152 (2.85%) Firewall
2 96 (1.80%) DNS
3 89 (1.67%) VPN
4 77 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 73 (1.37%) Internet
6 67 (1.26%) DHCP
7 64 (1.20%) WAN
8 62 (1.16%) Wireless
9 60 (1.13%) LAN
10 55 (1.03%) Skype
11 42 (0.79%) HTTP
12 37 (0.69%) SSL
13 36 (0.68%) Network Security
14 35 (0.66%) MPLS
15 33 (0.62%) SAN
16 31 (0.58%) VoIP
17 28 (0.53%) VLAN
18 27 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
19 25 (0.47%) BGP
20 24 (0.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 432 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 310 (5.82%) Big Data
3 288 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
4 269 (5.05%) Power BI
5 192 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 170 (3.19%) Hadoop
7 157 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 110 (2.06%) NoSQL
9 107 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 105 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 101 (1.89%) MySQL
12 82 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
13 76 (1.43%) Apache Hive
14 74 (1.39%) MongoDB
15 72 (1.35%) Data Mining
15 72 (1.35%) RDBMS
16 71 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
16 71 (1.33%) Data Lake
17 70 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 67 (1.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 360 (6.75%) JIRA
2 285 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 229 (4.30%) Jenkins
4 138 (2.59%) Selenium
5 129 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 92 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 80 (1.50%) Cucumber
8 72 (1.35%) Maven
9 59 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 49 (0.92%) JUnit
11 48 (0.90%) SpecFlow
12 46 (0.86%) TeamCity
13 39 (0.73%) JMeter
14 37 (0.69%) Subversion
14 37 (0.69%) WebDriver
15 35 (0.66%) SoapUI
16 34 (0.64%) Eclipse
17 30 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
18 25 (0.47%) Bitbucket
19 22 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,340 (25.14%) Finance
2 391 (7.33%) Banking
3 260 (4.88%) Marketing
4 247 (4.63%) Telecoms
5 215 (4.03%) Retail
6 165 (3.10%) Legal
7 97 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 95 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 86 (1.61%) Front Office
10 82 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 72 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 51 (0.96%) Electronics
13 49 (0.92%) Back Office
14 45 (0.84%) Advertising
14 45 (0.84%) Games
15 41 (0.77%) Law
16 40 (0.75%) Publishing
17 37 (0.69%) Billing
18 32 (0.60%) Military
19 27 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,428 (26.79%) Analyst
2 844 (15.83%) Developer
3 513 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 397 (7.45%) Architect
5 299 (5.61%) Data Analyst
6 258 (4.84%) Consultant
7 199 (3.73%) Project Manager
8 129 (2.42%) Java Developer
9 122 (2.29%) Data Engineer
10 113 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
11 103 (1.93%) Data Scientist
12 99 (1.86%) SQL Developer
13 97 (1.82%) Tester
14 95 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
15 91 (1.71%) Administrator
16 88 (1.65%) IT Analyst
17 84 (1.58%) Technical Analyst
18 81 (1.52%) Support Engineer
19 76 (1.43%) Service Analyst
19 76 (1.43%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (6.17%) HTML
2 300 (5.63%) .NET
3 279 (5.23%) CSS
4 212 (3.98%) Web Services
5 203 (3.81%) XML
6 192 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 151 (2.83%) REST
8 147 (2.76%) HTML5
9 139 (2.61%) React
10 130 (2.44%) Spring
11 116 (2.18%) JSON
12 108 (2.03%) SOAP
13 103 (1.93%) Kafka
14 102 (1.91%) RESTful
15 99 (1.86%) Middleware
16 97 (1.82%) CSS3
17 90 (1.69%) Node.js
18 89 (1.67%) ASP.NET
19 69 (1.29%) jQuery
20 61 (1.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 379 (7.11%) Self-Motivation
2 328 (6.15%) User Experience
3 274 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 130 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 101 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 95 (1.78%) Data Structures
7 87 (1.63%) Mobile App
8 82 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
9 75 (1.41%) Virtual Team
10 65 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 65 (1.22%) NHS
11 55 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
12 52 (0.98%) PKI
13 48 (0.90%) Clustering
14 41 (0.77%) Equities
15 40 (0.75%) Replication
16 39 (0.73%) Derivative
17 37 (0.69%) Cloud Native
18 36 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
18 36 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 555 (10.41%) Windows
2 325 (6.10%) Linux
3 225 (4.22%) Unix
4 180 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 149 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 94 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 80 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (1.09%) Android
9 55 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (0.86%) Apple iOS
12 34 (0.64%) Solaris
13 31 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (0.45%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.30%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.24%) AIX
17 12 (0.23%) CentOS
18 9 (0.17%) Mac OS X
19 8 (0.15%) Mac OS
20 5 (0.094%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,005 (37.61%) Problem-Solving
2 1,601 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
3 740 (13.88%) Analytics
4 577 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
5 564 (10.58%) Project Management
6 497 (9.32%) Scrum
7 447 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 444 (8.33%) ITIL
9 407 (7.63%) Decision-Making
10 396 (7.43%) DevOps
11 364 (6.83%) Data Analysis
12 357 (6.70%) Migration
13 351 (6.58%) Data Modelling
14 340 (6.38%) Computer Science
15 338 (6.34%) SDLC
16 312 (5.85%) Business Analysis
17 294 (5.51%) Visualisation
18 289 (5.42%) Test Automation
19 285 (5.35%) ETL
20 280 (5.25%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,175 (22.04%) SQL
2 511 (9.59%) Python
3 497 (9.32%) Java
4 405 (7.60%) JavaScript
5 304 (5.70%) C#
6 180 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 154 (2.89%) R
8 115 (2.16%) C++
9 111 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 110 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 105 (1.97%) C
12 91 (1.71%) TypeScript
13 79 (1.48%) VBA
14 76 (1.43%) Bash Shell
15 73 (1.37%) Shell Script
16 67 (1.26%) Perl
17 53 (0.99%) Scala
18 49 (0.92%) VB
19 42 (0.79%) Java 8
20 38 (0.71%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 787 (14.76%) Degree
2 431 (8.08%) Security Cleared
3 266 (4.99%) SC Cleared
4 116 (2.18%) DV Cleared
5 113 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 93 (1.74%) CISSP
7 80 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
9 71 (1.33%) ISEB
10 70 (1.31%) ISTQB
11 68 (1.28%) Master's Degree
12 60 (1.13%) MCSE
13 58 (1.09%) PhD
14 52 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (0.92%) PMI Certification
16 46 (0.86%) CCNA
16 46 (0.86%) CISM
17 44 (0.83%) MCSA
18 43 (0.81%) CISA
19 41 (0.77%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (4.80%) QA
2 177 (3.32%) SLA
3 161 (3.02%) Data Quality
4 135 (2.53%) PMO
5 55 (1.03%) GDPR
6 47 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 47 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 29 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.45%) NIST
9 21 (0.39%) JSP 440
10 17 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 16 (0.30%) SEPA
12 15 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
12 15 (0.28%) GxP
13 12 (0.23%) COBIT
14 11 (0.21%) IFRS
15 10 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
15 10 (0.19%) ITGC
16 8 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 8 (0.15%) PSD2
System Software
1 345 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 149 (2.79%) Docker
3 94 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.92%) Hyper-V
5 42 (0.79%) XenApp
6 41 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 32 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (0.53%) vSphere
11 21 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (0.30%) HDFS
13 10 (0.19%) Apache Flume
13 10 (0.19%) Firmware
14 9 (0.17%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.15%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.13%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 6 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 99 (1.86%) SCCM
2 77 (1.44%) Ansible
3 73 (1.37%) Kubernetes
4 46 (0.86%) Terraform
5 40 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (0.73%) SCOM
7 38 (0.71%) Puppet
8 34 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
9 29 (0.54%) Control-M
10 19 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (0.34%) Netcool
12 17 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 17 (0.32%) WSUS
13 16 (0.30%) HP ALM
13 16 (0.30%) SCVMM
14 15 (0.28%) AirWatch
14 15 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 15 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (0.26%) PTC Integrity
16 13 (0.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 943 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 476 (8.93%) Oracle
3 319 (5.98%) SAP
4 247 (4.63%) Tableau
5 165 (3.10%) VMware
6 158 (2.96%) IBM
7 134 (2.51%) Google
8 132 (2.48%) Citrix
9 124 (2.33%) Cisco
10 117 (2.19%) HP
11 103 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
12 79 (1.48%) Adobe
13 69 (1.29%) ServiceNow
14 63 (1.18%) MicroStrategy
15 58 (1.09%) Splunk
15 58 (1.09%) Workday
16 50 (0.94%) Atlassian
16 50 (0.94%) Dell
17 48 (0.90%) Red Hat
18 47 (0.88%) Informatica