Period
to 19 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6,238 6,403 6,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.05% 6.44% 6.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.69% 18.72% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,874 4,099 3,960
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £220
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 174 223
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £21.02 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.25% +10.43% +2.75%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.73
90th Percentile £40.50 £47.39 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.85 £19.81 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.91% +10.07% +2.86%

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 35,267 34,197 36,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.40% 34.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,085 22,526 23,839
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,084 1,062 1,254
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.43% - +14.29%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 -4 5,704 £438 -2.78% 2,001
UK excluding London -4 3,437 £400 - 1,482
London -13 2,698 £475 -4.04% 679
South East -1 1,050 £425 +6.25% 310
North of England -5 671 £388 -3.13% 383
Midlands +3 513 £375 -1.32% 250
South West +9 486 £425 - 224
North West -5 327 £375 -11.76% 208
Scotland -12 307 £400 +3.23% 97
West Midlands -8 292 £365 -4.08% 145
East of England -2 273 £413 +3.13% 157
Yorkshire -15 262 £400 - 126
East Midlands +15 217 £390 +4.00% 105
North East -2 96 £419 -3.46% 49
Wales +8 92 £418 +6.37% 39
Northern Ireland +5 51 £417 -0.65% 22
Channel Islands -1 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 2,347 (37.62%) Problem-Solving
2 1,975 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 1,657 (26.56%) Finance
4 1,302 (20.87%) SQL
5 1,036 (16.61%) Microsoft
6 816 (13.08%) Degree
7 739 (11.85%) Project Management
8 727 (11.65%) Analytics
9 656 (10.52%) Windows
10 645 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 638 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
12 634 (10.16%) Java
13 586 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
14 579 (9.28%) Python
15 556 (8.91%) Scrum
16 550 (8.82%) Oracle
17 548 (8.78%) Security Cleared
18 542 (8.69%) SQL Server
19 510 (8.18%) ITIL
20 498 (7.98%) Banking
21 478 (7.66%) Linux
22 473 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
23 454 (7.28%) JavaScript
24 452 (7.25%) Business Analysis
25 439 (7.04%) C#
26 430 (6.89%) JIRA
27 423 (6.78%) User Experience
28 417 (6.68%) SDLC
29 402 (6.44%) .NET
30 400 (6.41%) ETL

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
1 250 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 178 (2.85%) SAS
3 174 (2.79%) Confluence
4 113 (1.81%) Apache Spark
5 85 (1.36%) CMS
6 74 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 68 (1.09%) Apache
8 60 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (0.90%) WebSphere
10 55 (0.88%) IIS
10 55 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 43 (0.69%) Skype for Business
12 38 (0.61%) WebLogic
13 36 (0.58%) JBoss
14 35 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
15 26 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
16 25 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
17 23 (0.37%) nginx
18 22 (0.35%) Umbraco
19 20 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 638 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 473 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
3 256 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 188 (3.01%) MS Visio
5 133 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
6 53 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 33 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 26 (0.42%) SPSS
9 24 (0.38%) UserZoom
10 22 (0.35%) InVision
11 18 (0.29%) InfoPath
12 9 (0.14%) Chatbot
13 5 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.080%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.064%) SOLIDWORKS
14 4 (0.064%) Stata
15 3 (0.048%) Autodesk Inventor
15 3 (0.048%) Fireworks
15 3 (0.048%) MicroStation
15 3 (0.048%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 50 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.61%) Workday HCM
3 28 (0.45%) SAP HR
4 21 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 16 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 16 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 15 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 15 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 12 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
8 12 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
8 12 (0.19%) R3 Corda
9 11 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.16%) AquaLogic BPM
10 10 (0.16%) Markit EDM
10 10 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 10 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 10 (0.16%) SAP HCM
10 10 (0.16%) Sonata
11 9 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 388 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 362 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 205 (3.29%) Office 365
4 122 (1.96%) SaaS
5 98 (1.57%) Amazon S3
6 88 (1.41%) GitHub
7 66 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
8 65 (1.04%) PaaS
9 63 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
9 63 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (0.95%) IaaS
11 56 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
12 49 (0.79%) Google Analytics
13 42 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 35 (0.56%) Amazon Glacier
15 29 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
16 26 (0.42%) npm
17 25 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
17 25 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 218 (3.49%) Firewall
2 129 (2.07%) WAN
3 111 (1.78%) Internet
4 97 (1.55%) DNS
5 86 (1.38%) HTTP
6 85 (1.36%) LAN
7 78 (1.25%) TCP/IP
8 70 (1.12%) VPN
9 68 (1.09%) Network Security
10 65 (1.04%) Wireless
11 64 (1.03%) SSL
12 63 (1.01%) SMS
13 58 (0.93%) SAN
14 55 (0.88%) DHCP
15 45 (0.72%) BGP
15 45 (0.72%) Wireshark
16 36 (0.58%) OSPF
16 36 (0.58%) VoIP
17 32 (0.51%) Skype
18 31 (0.50%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 542 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 338 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
3 304 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 278 (4.46%) Big Data
5 225 (3.61%) Hadoop
6 195 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 190 (3.05%) Power BI
8 168 (2.69%) NoSQL
9 136 (2.18%) MySQL
9 136 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 105 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 94 (1.51%) Apache Hive
11 94 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 93 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
13 87 (1.39%) MongoDB
14 86 (1.38%) Data Mining
15 81 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
16 76 (1.22%) Oracle Database
17 72 (1.15%) RDBMS
18 71 (1.14%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 430 (6.89%) JIRA
2 358 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 247 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 182 (2.92%) Selenium
5 107 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 94 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 84 (1.35%) Maven
8 81 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 73 (1.17%) Visual Studio
10 69 (1.11%) Eclipse
11 68 (1.09%) Subversion
12 64 (1.03%) SoapUI
12 64 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
13 58 (0.93%) JUnit
13 58 (0.93%) WebDriver
14 48 (0.77%) webpack
15 47 (0.75%) JMeter
15 47 (0.75%) SpecFlow
16 37 (0.59%) NUnit
17 36 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1,657 (26.56%) Finance
2 498 (7.98%) Banking
3 344 (5.51%) Marketing
4 290 (4.65%) Retail
5 244 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 189 (3.03%) Legal
7 160 (2.56%) Front Office
8 141 (2.26%) Investment Banking
9 133 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 64 (1.03%) Publishing
11 63 (1.01%) Back Office
12 62 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
13 60 (0.96%) Advertising
14 55 (0.88%) Financial Institution
15 46 (0.74%) Law
16 45 (0.72%) Billing
17 44 (0.71%) Games
18 41 (0.66%) Automotive
18 41 (0.66%) Electronics
19 39 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,787 (28.65%) Analyst
2 1,108 (17.76%) Developer
3 669 (10.72%) Business Analyst
4 388 (6.22%) Architect
5 294 (4.71%) Data Analyst
6 260 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 246 (3.94%) Consultant
8 170 (2.73%) Java Developer
9 144 (2.31%) C# Developer
10 133 (2.13%) Test Analyst
11 131 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
12 126 (2.02%) Administrator
13 121 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
14 119 (1.91%) User Researcher
15 113 (1.81%) Support Engineer
16 108 (1.73%) Designer
17 103 (1.65%) SQL Developer
18 95 (1.52%) Tester
19 91 (1.46%) .NET Developer
19 91 (1.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (6.44%) .NET
2 392 (6.28%) HTML
3 316 (5.07%) CSS
4 294 (4.71%) Web Services
5 216 (3.46%) AngularJS
6 210 (3.37%) XML
7 155 (2.48%) HTML5
8 153 (2.45%) REST
9 140 (2.24%) ASP.NET
10 125 (2.00%) Spring
11 122 (1.96%) Middleware
12 117 (1.88%) JSON
13 113 (1.81%) jQuery
14 106 (1.70%) SOAP
15 99 (1.59%) Kafka
16 89 (1.43%) Node.js
17 83 (1.33%) React
18 82 (1.31%) .NET Framework
19 80 (1.28%) RESTful
20 78 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 423 (6.78%) User Experience
2 364 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 327 (5.24%) Self-Motivation
4 319 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 161 (2.58%) Algorithms
6 145 (2.32%) Data Centre
7 134 (2.15%) Data Structures
8 126 (2.02%) Virtual Team
9 94 (1.51%) Analytical Mindset
10 93 (1.49%) Fixed Income
11 85 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 75 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 71 (1.14%) Derivative
14 65 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 62 (0.99%) Equities
15 62 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
15 62 (0.99%) NHS
16 56 (0.90%) Fintech
17 53 (0.85%) PMI
18 52 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 656 (10.52%) Windows
2 478 (7.66%) Linux
3 305 (4.89%) Unix
4 193 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 135 (2.16%) Windows 10
6 122 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 107 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 59 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (0.85%) Android
12 48 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 38 (0.61%) AIX
14 31 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 31 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 27 (0.43%) Solaris
16 22 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.27%) CentOS
18 16 (0.26%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,347 (37.62%) Problem-Solving
2 1,975 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
3 739 (11.85%) Project Management
4 727 (11.65%) Analytics
5 645 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 586 (9.39%) Business Intelligence
7 556 (8.91%) Scrum
8 510 (8.18%) ITIL
9 452 (7.25%) Business Analysis
10 417 (6.68%) SDLC
11 400 (6.41%) ETL
12 399 (6.40%) Test Automation
13 390 (6.25%) Decision-Making
14 389 (6.24%) Migration
15 359 (5.76%) User Stories
16 334 (5.35%) Change Management
17 331 (5.31%) Data Analysis
18 328 (5.26%) Data Modelling
19 302 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
20 296 (4.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1,302 (20.87%) SQL
2 634 (10.16%) Java
3 579 (9.28%) Python
4 454 (7.28%) JavaScript
5 439 (7.04%) C#
6 184 (2.95%) R
7 158 (2.53%) C++
8 152 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 149 (2.39%) PowerShell
10 144 (2.31%) C
11 111 (1.78%) PL/SQL
12 96 (1.54%) Scala
13 93 (1.49%) Perl
14 87 (1.39%) VBA
15 78 (1.25%) PHP
16 77 (1.23%) TypeScript
17 75 (1.20%) Shell Script
18 71 (1.14%) Bash Shell
19 60 (0.96%) VB
20 54 (0.87%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 816 (13.08%) Degree
2 548 (8.78%) Security Cleared
3 381 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 141 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 125 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 92 (1.47%) ISEB
8 90 (1.44%) PMI Certification
9 78 (1.25%) CISSP
10 74 (1.19%) ISTQB
11 71 (1.14%) PMP
12 68 (1.09%) CCNA
13 67 (1.07%) CISM
14 64 (1.03%) CCNP
15 61 (0.98%) Master's Degree
16 59 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 53 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
18 47 (0.75%) MCSE
19 43 (0.69%) PhD
20 36 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (5.88%) QA
2 215 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 160 (2.56%) PMO
4 150 (2.40%) SLA
5 99 (1.59%) GDPR
6 48 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 23 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 20 (0.32%) HMG Infosec
10 20 (0.32%) JSP 440
11 18 (0.29%) IFRS
12 16 (0.26%) MiFID
13 15 (0.24%) WCAG
14 12 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
15 11 (0.18%) COBIT
15 11 (0.18%) GxP
15 11 (0.18%) PSD2
16 10 (0.16%) IFRS 9
17 8 (0.13%) EMIR
System Software
1 292 (4.68%) Active Directory
2 149 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (2.23%) Docker
4 80 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 63 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 55 (0.88%) XenApp
7 34 (0.55%) HDFS
8 32 (0.51%) vSphere
9 31 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 26 (0.42%) Apache Flume
11 25 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.21%) VirtualBox
14 13 (0.21%) XenDesktop
15 11 (0.18%) NFS
15 11 (0.18%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.14%) BitLocker
17 8 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 111 (1.78%) Ansible
2 108 (1.73%) SCCM
3 83 (1.33%) Kubernetes
4 75 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (0.95%) Puppet
6 43 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 40 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 40 (0.64%) Terraform
8 32 (0.51%) HP ALM
8 32 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 24 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 18 (0.29%) Grafana
12 17 (0.27%) Data Guard
13 15 (0.24%) BladeLogic
14 14 (0.22%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.18%) AirWatch
15 11 (0.18%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 1,036 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 550 (8.82%) Oracle
3 313 (5.02%) SAP
4 219 (3.51%) Cisco
5 213 (3.41%) VMware
6 199 (3.19%) Tableau
7 161 (2.58%) Citrix
8 147 (2.36%) Google
9 138 (2.21%) HP
10 111 (1.78%) IBM
11 108 (1.73%) Splunk
12 101 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 99 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
14 90 (1.44%) Workday
15 89 (1.43%) Adobe
16 62 (0.99%) ServiceNow
17 55 (0.88%) Teradata
18 49 (0.79%) NetApp
19 48 (0.77%) Talend
20 46 (0.74%) Informatica