Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 35 30
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 0
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 3,974 5,792 6,445
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.40% 6.01% 6.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.10% 18.87% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,401 3,664 4,008
Median daily rate £450 £445 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +2.30% +2.35%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £631 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 185 219
Median hourly rate £24.86 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% - +0.86%
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.00 £11.57
90th Percentile £54.30 £46.70 £56.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.57 £20.12 £19.34
% change year-on-year +7.22% +4.02% +7.44%

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 19,775 30,692 33,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.83% 31.85% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,285 19,926 21,707
Median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 997 1,012
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -3.23% +9.85%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.76
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £21.79 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.93% -4.76% +16.67%

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +11 3,609 £450 - 1,147
UK excluding London +3 2,133 £425 +3.03% 849
London +8 1,731 £488 - 373
South East +13 693 £440 +3.53% 228
North of England +15 535 £425 +6.25% 193
North West +22 296 £395 -1.25% 106
South West -19 220 £410 -8.89% 111
East of England +13 213 £425 +6.25% 91
Scotland 0 208 £388 - 41
Midlands -2 207 £425 +6.25% 151
Yorkshire +7 175 £425 +6.25% 49
West Midlands +7 146 £440 +6.67% 105
Work from Home +11 106 £500 +21.21% 58
North East +3 67 £450 +5.88% 38
East Midlands -23 57 £408 +1.88% 45
Wales -3 45 £413 +5.43% 28
Northern Ireland -5 16 £400 - 6
Channel Islands - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 1,549 (38.98%) Problem-Solving
2 1,121 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 948 (23.86%) Finance
4 836 (21.04%) SQL
5 776 (19.53%) Microsoft
6 523 (13.16%) Windows
7 522 (13.14%) Degree
8 501 (12.61%) Analytics
9 463 (11.65%) Python
10 454 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
11 452 (11.37%) Azure
12 443 (11.15%) Security Cleared
13 416 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
14 381 (9.59%) Java
14 381 (9.59%) SQL Server
15 380 (9.56%) Project Management
16 355 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
16 355 (8.93%) JavaScript
17 345 (8.68%) Linux
18 336 (8.45%) SC Cleared
19 325 (8.18%) Public Sector
20 322 (8.10%) Scrum
21 321 (8.08%) Decision-Making
22 318 (8.00%) Oracle
23 313 (7.88%) AWS
24 303 (7.62%) Migration
25 297 (7.47%) ITIL
25 297 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
26 295 (7.42%) Visualisation
27 288 (7.25%) C#

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
1 129 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 99 (2.49%) Confluence
3 97 (2.44%) Apache Spark
4 81 (2.04%) SAS
5 54 (1.36%) IIS
6 49 (1.23%) CMS
7 32 (0.81%) MS Exchange
8 28 (0.70%) Apache
8 28 (0.70%) Skype for Business
9 24 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (0.60%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 18 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (0.43%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.40%) R Markdown
14 15 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
16 12 (0.30%) Jupyter
17 11 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 416 (10.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 297 (7.47%) Microsoft Office
3 137 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 108 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 67 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
6 35 (0.88%) SPSS
7 32 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
8 29 (0.73%) Sketch
9 20 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
10 12 (0.30%) InVision
11 8 (0.20%) Stata
12 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.10%) Simulink
14 3 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.075%) Adobe XD
14 3 (0.075%) UserZoom
15 2 (0.050%) Zeplin
16 1 (0.025%) Figma
16 1 (0.025%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 30 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 23 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
5 19 (0.48%) BusinessWorks
6 18 (0.45%) SAP ERP
7 14 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.23%) assyst
8 9 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 8 (0.20%) SAP SRM
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.18%) Primavera
10 7 (0.18%) SAP CRM
10 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 452 (11.37%) Azure
2 313 (7.88%) AWS
3 283 (7.12%) Power Platform
4 134 (3.37%) Office 365
5 106 (2.67%) GCP
6 52 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
7 45 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 40 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (0.98%) Google Analytics
10 38 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 35 (0.88%) SaaS
12 27 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 26 (0.65%) GitHub
14 24 (0.60%) Heroku
14 24 (0.60%) PaaS
15 21 (0.53%) IaaS
15 21 (0.53%) OneDrive
16 20 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
16 20 (0.50%) Serverless
17 16 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 101 (2.54%) Firewall
2 89 (2.24%) DNS
3 84 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 81 (2.04%) DHCP
5 71 (1.79%) HTTP
6 68 (1.71%) WAN
7 63 (1.59%) LAN
8 59 (1.48%) Internet
9 53 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
10 47 (1.18%) Network Security
11 44 (1.11%) IPv6
12 43 (1.08%) Skype
12 43 (1.08%) Wireshark
13 42 (1.06%) VPN
14 36 (0.91%) HTTPS
15 34 (0.86%) IPv4
16 32 (0.81%) SNMP
17 29 (0.73%) Wireless
18 28 (0.70%) SAN
19 21 (0.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 277 (6.97%) Power BI
3 218 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
4 177 (4.45%) Big Data
5 132 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 122 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 111 (2.79%) NoSQL
8 94 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 82 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 77 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 76 (1.91%) MongoDB
12 63 (1.59%) MySQL
13 51 (1.28%) Data Lake
13 51 (1.28%) QlikView
14 48 (1.21%) Data Mining
14 48 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 47 (1.18%) Apache Hive
16 42 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
17 38 (0.96%) OLAP
18 37 (0.93%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 236 (5.94%) JIRA
2 192 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 155 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 67 (1.69%) Selenium
5 59 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 42 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 38 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 32 (0.81%) webpack
9 31 (0.78%) Postman
10 28 (0.70%) Visual Studio
11 26 (0.65%) JMeter
11 26 (0.65%) SpecFlow
12 25 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 25 (0.63%) GitLab
13 21 (0.53%) Axure RP
13 21 (0.53%) Maven
13 21 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 21 (0.53%) WebDriver
14 20 (0.50%) Subversion
General
1 948 (23.86%) Finance
2 325 (8.18%) Public Sector
3 255 (6.42%) Banking
4 145 (3.65%) Marketing
5 118 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 110 (2.77%) Retail
7 75 (1.89%) Legal
8 73 (1.84%) Front Office
9 67 (1.69%) Investment Banking
10 62 (1.56%) Manufacturing
11 57 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 51 (1.28%) Publishing
13 44 (1.11%) Law
14 36 (0.91%) Local Government
15 32 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 29 (0.73%) Military
17 25 (0.63%) Retail Banking
18 23 (0.58%) Electronics
19 22 (0.55%) Advertising
20 21 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 989 (24.89%) Analyst
2 761 (19.15%) Developer
3 302 (7.60%) Business Analyst
4 247 (6.22%) Architect
5 212 (5.33%) Data Analyst
6 175 (4.40%) Consultant
7 159 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 111 (2.79%) Senior Developer
9 94 (2.37%) Designer
10 87 (2.19%) C# Developer
11 85 (2.14%) Java Developer
12 84 (2.11%) .NET Developer
12 84 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 83 (2.09%) Support Engineer
14 77 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
15 74 (1.86%) Data Engineer
16 72 (1.81%) Senior Analyst
17 71 (1.79%) Data Scientist
18 69 (1.74%) React Developer
19 65 (1.64%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (5.91%) .NET
2 204 (5.13%) Web Services
3 197 (4.96%) HTML
4 183 (4.60%) CSS
5 169 (4.25%) React
6 143 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 136 (3.42%) XML
8 113 (2.84%) REST
9 95 (2.39%) Node.js
10 93 (2.34%) Kafka
11 87 (2.19%) SOAP
12 80 (2.01%) JSON
13 71 (1.79%) RESTful
14 64 (1.61%) Middleware
15 62 (1.56%) jQuery
16 52 (1.31%) Redux
16 52 (1.31%) Spring
17 51 (1.28%) .NET Framework
17 51 (1.28%) ASP.NET
18 47 (1.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 247 (6.22%) Management Information System
1 247 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
2 242 (6.09%) User Experience
3 126 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 121 (3.04%) Data Structures
5 115 (2.89%) Analytical Mindset
6 80 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 80 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 70 (1.76%) NHS
8 61 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 47 (1.18%) Fixed Income
10 44 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 44 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 40 (1.01%) Driving Licence
12 34 (0.86%) Public Cloud
12 34 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 30 (0.75%) FMCG
14 29 (0.73%) Device Driver
14 29 (0.73%) Equities
15 28 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 523 (13.16%) Windows
2 345 (8.68%) Linux
3 161 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 144 (3.62%) Unix
5 134 (3.37%) Windows 10
6 83 (2.09%) Windows 7
7 71 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 63 (1.59%) Android
9 60 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 45 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
13 24 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.53%) Solaris
15 20 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 15 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.30%) CentOS
18 10 (0.25%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.23%) SUSE
20 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,549 (38.98%) Problem-Solving
2 1,121 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 501 (12.61%) Analytics
4 454 (11.42%) Business Intelligence
5 380 (9.56%) Project Management
6 355 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 322 (8.10%) Scrum
8 321 (8.08%) Decision-Making
9 303 (7.62%) Migration
10 297 (7.47%) ITIL
11 295 (7.42%) Visualisation
12 249 (6.27%) DevOps
13 248 (6.24%) Test Automation
14 245 (6.17%) Data Modelling
15 222 (5.59%) Computer Science
16 220 (5.54%) Data Analysis
17 209 (5.26%) Business Analysis
18 208 (5.23%) SDLC
19 206 (5.18%) Project Delivery
20 203 (5.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 836 (21.04%) SQL
2 463 (11.65%) Python
3 381 (9.59%) Java
4 355 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 288 (7.25%) C#
6 154 (3.88%) PowerShell
7 144 (3.62%) C
8 125 (3.15%) R
9 86 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 83 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 80 (2.01%) Scala
12 72 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 72 (1.81%) VBA
13 66 (1.66%) Perl
14 63 (1.59%) PHP
15 55 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 55 (1.38%) C++
16 50 (1.26%) PL/SQL
17 35 (0.88%) ES6
18 34 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 522 (13.14%) Degree
2 443 (11.15%) Security Cleared
3 336 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 64 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 64 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (1.53%) CISSP
6 50 (1.26%) DV Cleared
6 50 (1.26%) Master's Degree
7 48 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (1.06%) ISEB
9 38 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 34 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 34 (0.86%) MCSE
11 33 (0.83%) CISM
12 31 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 28 (0.70%) PhD
14 25 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (0.60%) DBS Check
15 24 (0.60%) PMP
16 23 (0.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.18%) QA
2 92 (2.32%) Data Quality
3 84 (2.11%) SLA
4 76 (1.91%) PMO
5 53 (1.33%) GDPR
6 36 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (0.65%) NIST
8 24 (0.60%) NCSC
9 22 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 18 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 15 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 14 (0.35%) WCAG
13 13 (0.33%) COBIT
14 12 (0.30%) JSP 440
15 10 (0.25%) RMADS
15 10 (0.25%) WAI
16 9 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
16 9 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
16 9 (0.23%) IFRS
17 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 247 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 117 (2.94%) Docker
3 82 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (0.73%) HDFS
5 28 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 22 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (0.45%) XenApp
9 17 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (0.43%) vSphere
10 16 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.15%) vCloud
13 6 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.15%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.10%) Snort
14 4 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.075%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 102 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 87 (2.19%) SCCM
3 84 (2.11%) Terraform
4 41 (1.03%) Ansible
5 38 (0.96%) Puppet
6 31 (0.78%) Netcool
7 30 (0.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 26 (0.65%) WSUS
9 23 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
9 23 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.53%) Rancher
11 15 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.38%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (0.35%) AppDNA
13 13 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
14 12 (0.30%) Control-M
14 12 (0.30%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 776 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 318 (8.00%) Oracle
3 191 (4.81%) SAP
4 160 (4.03%) Tableau
5 157 (3.95%) VMware
6 123 (3.10%) Google
7 107 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 91 (2.29%) HP
9 87 (2.19%) Cisco
10 74 (1.86%) IBM
11 69 (1.74%) Remedy
11 69 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
12 68 (1.71%) Citrix
13 51 (1.28%) Dell
14 49 (1.23%) Red Hat
15 42 (1.06%) Adobe
16 33 (0.83%) Fujitsu
17 32 (0.81%) BMC
17 32 (0.81%) Splunk
18 30 (0.75%) Databricks