Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 1,747 4,759 6,157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.88% 5.45% 6.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.33% 17.36% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,165 2,871 3,869
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.39%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 198 222
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.43 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.06% +24.60% -17.81%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.68 £53.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +43.90% +17.14% -12.50%

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 10,079 27,417 33,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 31.38% 32.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,373 17,371 21,410
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 1,024 1,040
Median hourly rate £34.13 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.11% +10.00% -4.56%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.64 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.98 £20.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.02% +9.21% -5.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 +9 1,516 £450 - 627
London +4 877 £500 +3.09% 201
UK excluding London +6 750 £413 -2.94% 469
Work from Home +12 220 £425 -12.37% 81
South East +2 195 £413 -4.07% 92
North of England -4 133 £375 -6.25% 125
South West +1 95 £450 - 52
Midlands +7 94 £413 -1.79% 99
East of England +12 87 £390 -2.50% 58
North West +2 83 £375 -11.76% 79
Scotland +2 82 £425 +13.33% 28
West Midlands +4 65 £413 +3.13% 56
Wales +14 48 £400 +6.67% 12
Yorkshire -6 37 £375 - 30
East Midlands +14 28 £380 -10.59% 43
Northern Ireland +5 19 £412 -1.90% 4
North East +1 14 £400 -1.84% 16

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 604 (34.57%) Problem-Solving
2 509 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (22.44%) Finance
4 361 (20.66%) Microsoft
5 340 (19.46%) Security Cleared
6 339 (19.40%) SQL
7 296 (16.94%) SC Cleared
8 261 (14.94%) Python
9 242 (13.85%) Degree
10 228 (13.05%) Azure
11 219 (12.54%) Analytics
12 209 (11.96%) Decision-Making
13 206 (11.79%) Public Sector
14 196 (11.22%) Java
15 194 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
16 185 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
17 180 (10.30%) Windows
18 179 (10.25%) Linux
19 174 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
20 166 (9.50%) Project Management
21 152 (8.70%) Risk Management
22 150 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
23 149 (8.53%) AWS
24 146 (8.36%) DevOps
25 145 (8.30%) Scrum
26 143 (8.19%) ITIL
27 141 (8.07%) Management Information System
28 133 (7.61%) Banking
29 131 (7.50%) Oracle
30 129 (7.38%) 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 64 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.26%) Apache Spark
3 41 (2.35%) Confluence
4 34 (1.95%) SAS
5 30 (1.72%) Apache
6 21 (1.20%) IIS
7 19 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 18 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 15 (0.86%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.80%) CMS
10 14 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (0.63%) IBM Domino
12 10 (0.57%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.46%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.40%) JBoss
14 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.40%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 185 (10.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 150 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.52%) SPSS
8 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.17%) Simulink
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.057%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.057%) InVision
10 1 (0.057%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.057%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.057%) Sketch
10 1 (0.057%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.057%) Windchill
10 1 (0.057%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 13 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.57%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 9 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.34%) BASE24
5 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.34%) Primavera
5 6 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.29%) Maximo
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.29%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.29%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.23%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 228 (13.05%) Azure
2 149 (8.53%) AWS
3 104 (5.95%) Power Platform
4 95 (5.44%) Office 365
5 37 (2.12%) PaaS
6 35 (2.00%) SaaS
7 34 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (1.95%) GCP
8 26 (1.49%) Google Analytics
8 26 (1.49%) OneDrive
9 20 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (1.09%) PowerApps
11 18 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
12 14 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (0.74%) Serverless
14 12 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 11 (0.63%) GitHub
15 11 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
16 10 (0.57%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.69%) DHCP
2 44 (2.52%) Firewall
3 41 (2.35%) DNS
4 39 (2.23%) TCP/IP
5 23 (1.32%) Skype
6 19 (1.09%) IPv4
7 18 (1.03%) HTTP
7 18 (1.03%) Internet
7 18 (1.03%) Network Security
8 17 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (0.92%) IPv6
10 15 (0.86%) WAN
11 14 (0.80%) VPN
12 13 (0.74%) LAN
13 12 (0.69%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.69%) SAN
14 11 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
14 11 (0.63%) SSL
15 10 (0.57%) 3G
16 9 (0.52%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.67%) Big Data
2 99 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 92 (5.27%) Power BI
4 74 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.46%) Hadoop
7 41 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 38 (2.18%) MySQL
9 37 (2.12%) Data Mining
9 37 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.72%) Apache Hive
10 30 (1.72%) Data Lake
10 30 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.37%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
13 19 (1.09%) Impala
14 18 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 86 (4.92%) Git (software)
2 76 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 66 (3.78%) JIRA
4 30 (1.72%) JMeter
5 18 (1.03%) eggPlant
6 16 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 14 (0.80%) NeoLoad
8 13 (0.74%) Selenium
9 12 (0.69%) JUnit
9 12 (0.69%) LoadUI
10 11 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.63%) Postman
11 10 (0.57%) LoadRunner
11 10 (0.57%) Maven
11 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.52%) GitLab
12 9 (0.52%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.52%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.40%) webpack
14 6 (0.34%) SonarQube
General
1 392 (22.44%) Finance
2 206 (11.79%) Public Sector
3 133 (7.61%) Banking
4 91 (5.21%) Marketing
5 72 (4.12%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.03%) Front Office
7 52 (2.98%) Investment Banking
8 48 (2.75%) Law
9 43 (2.46%) Legal
10 42 (2.40%) Manufacturing
11 39 (2.23%) Retail
12 28 (1.60%) Electronics
13 19 (1.09%) Advertising
14 16 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.92%) Publishing
15 15 (0.86%) German Language
16 14 (0.80%) Local Government
17 13 (0.74%) French Language
18 10 (0.57%) Billing
18 10 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 428 (24.50%) Analyst
2 294 (16.83%) Developer
3 157 (8.99%) Business Analyst
4 100 (5.72%) Architect
5 86 (4.92%) Consultant
6 75 (4.29%) Data Analyst
7 64 (3.66%) Java Developer
8 53 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 51 (2.92%) Data Engineer
10 45 (2.58%) Software Engineer
11 43 (2.46%) Data Scientist
12 36 (2.06%) Administrator
13 33 (1.89%) Operations Engineer
13 33 (1.89%) SQL Developer
14 31 (1.77%) IT Analyst
15 30 (1.72%) Designer
15 30 (1.72%) Security Engineer
15 30 (1.72%) Senior Developer
15 30 (1.72%) Solutions Architect
16 28 (1.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (5.27%) HTML
2 82 (4.69%) .NET
3 76 (4.35%) Web Services
4 56 (3.21%) CSS
5 47 (2.69%) REST
6 45 (2.58%) Kafka
7 43 (2.46%) XML
8 39 (2.23%) AngularJS
9 37 (2.12%) Node.js
10 35 (2.00%) React
11 32 (1.83%) HTML5
12 27 (1.55%) JSON
12 27 (1.55%) Middleware
13 25 (1.43%) Spring
14 21 (1.20%) jQuery
15 20 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
15 20 (1.14%) POSIX
15 20 (1.14%) RESTful
16 19 (1.09%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.09%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 141 (8.07%) Management Information System
2 105 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
3 65 (3.72%) User Experience
4 56 (3.21%) Analytical Mindset
5 45 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 43 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 36 (2.06%) Data Structures
8 30 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (1.49%) Reference Data
10 25 (1.43%) Derivative
11 24 (1.37%) FMCG
11 24 (1.37%) Virtual Team
12 23 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.32%) NHS
13 22 (1.26%) Cyberthreat
14 20 (1.14%) Device Driver
14 20 (1.14%) Taxonomies
15 17 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
16 15 (0.86%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 180 (10.30%) Windows
2 179 (10.25%) Linux
3 95 (5.44%) Unix
4 52 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 35 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 26 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 25 (1.43%) Android
9 23 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.29%) CentOS
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
15 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.17%) AIX
16 3 (0.17%) Solaris
17 2 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (34.57%) Problem-Solving
2 509 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (12.54%) Analytics
4 209 (11.96%) Decision-Making
5 194 (11.10%) Business Intelligence
6 174 (9.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 166 (9.50%) Project Management
8 152 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 146 (8.36%) DevOps
10 145 (8.30%) Scrum
11 143 (8.19%) ITIL
12 129 (7.38%) Computer Science
13 125 (7.16%) Data Modelling
14 106 (6.07%) Migration
14 106 (6.07%) Software Engineering
15 103 (5.90%) Business Analysis
16 102 (5.84%) Project Delivery
17 100 (5.72%) Data Analysis
18 97 (5.55%) Data Science
19 96 (5.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 339 (19.40%) SQL
2 261 (14.94%) Python
3 196 (11.22%) Java
4 101 (5.78%) C#
5 93 (5.32%) JavaScript
6 64 (3.66%) R
7 58 (3.32%) PowerShell
8 51 (2.92%) C
9 44 (2.52%) Shell Script
10 43 (2.46%) C++
11 42 (2.40%) Scala
12 39 (2.23%) Bash Shell
12 39 (2.23%) Perl
13 26 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.37%) VBA
15 23 (1.32%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.14%) Ruby
17 19 (1.09%) Java 8
18 13 (0.74%) VB
19 12 (0.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 340 (19.46%) Security Cleared
2 296 (16.94%) SC Cleared
3 242 (13.85%) Degree
4 57 (3.26%) CISSP
5 49 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 42 (2.40%) Master's Degree
7 41 (2.35%) DV Cleared
8 35 (2.00%) CISM
9 34 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.89%) CISA
11 31 (1.77%) CCNP
12 27 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
13 24 (1.37%) CCNA
14 23 (1.32%) ISEB
15 21 (1.20%) Numerate Degree
16 19 (1.09%) GIAC
17 18 (1.03%) ISTQB
17 18 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (0.92%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.81%) QA
2 58 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 45 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.83%) NIST
4 32 (1.83%) SLA
5 24 (1.37%) GDPR
6 23 (1.32%) PCI DSS
7 21 (1.20%) PMO
8 18 (1.03%) COBIT
9 13 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (0.63%) NCSC
11 10 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
12 9 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 8 (0.46%) NIST 800
14 7 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
15 5 (0.29%) MiFID
15 5 (0.29%) RMADS
16 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 107 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 74 (4.24%) Docker
3 43 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.86%) HDFS
5 13 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.57%) XenApp
8 8 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.46%) VMware NSX
8 8 (0.46%) vSphere
8 8 (0.46%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.17%) NFS
10 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.11%) KVM
10 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.11%) Xen
11 1 (0.057%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.057%) Samba
Systems Management
1 58 (3.32%) Kubernetes
2 40 (2.29%) Terraform
3 29 (1.66%) SCCM
4 28 (1.60%) Ansible
5 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (1.09%) Puppet
6 17 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (0.92%) SCOM
8 11 (0.63%) Kibana
8 11 (0.63%) ZABBIX
9 8 (0.46%) Nagios
10 7 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.40%) logstash
10 7 (0.40%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.34%) CASB
11 6 (0.34%) PowerCLI
11 6 (0.34%) vMotion
12 5 (0.29%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 361 (20.66%) Microsoft
2 131 (7.50%) Oracle
3 86 (4.92%) SAP
4 59 (3.38%) VMware
5 54 (3.09%) Databricks
6 46 (2.63%) Splunk
7 45 (2.58%) Tableau
8 43 (2.46%) Google
9 36 (2.06%) IBM
9 36 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 29 (1.66%) Cisco
11 26 (1.49%) HP
12 20 (1.14%) Citrix
12 20 (1.14%) SolarWinds
13 19 (1.09%) StreamSets
14 18 (1.03%) Cloudera
14 18 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.97%) Informatica
15 17 (0.97%) Sybase
16 15 (0.86%) Salesforce.com