Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 6,518 5,729 6,679
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.50% 5.93% 6.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.38% 18.14% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,127 3,547 4,269
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £240
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 193 186
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -4.08% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.16 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.65 £46.00 £48.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.70% -

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 33,627 31,582 35,065
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.54% 32.70% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,547 20,578 22,318
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £377
% change year-on-year +1.72% +4.45% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1,111 1,401
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.05% +2.50% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.20% - +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +3 5,966 £450 +7.14% 2,216
UK excluding London +1 3,317 £400 +3.23% 1,411
London +5 3,078 £500 +11.11% 925
South East +5 1,098 £420 +8.39% 325
North of England -2 721 £423 +5.63% 394
Midlands +1 465 £400 +3.23% 245
North West -2 344 £425 +9.68% 218
Scotland +4 319 £375 +7.14% 75
South West +11 311 £425 +13.33% 132
Yorkshire +5 305 £400 -5.88% 146
East of England -7 274 £362 +3.29% 190
West Midlands +2 247 £400 +3.23% 147
East Midlands +3 208 £388 - 97
North East -8 84 £425 +13.33% 30
Northern Ireland -7 71 £413 +1.54% 10
Wales -13 62 £384 -4.06% 38
Channel Islands +1 2 £190 -55.29% 1

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 1,879 (28.83%) Finance
2 1,611 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
3 1,515 (23.24%) SQL
4 974 (14.94%) Microsoft
5 933 (14.31%) Degree
6 876 (13.44%) Java
7 865 (13.27%) Project Management
8 818 (12.55%) Analytics
9 713 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
10 659 (10.11%) Banking
11 650 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 613 (9.40%) Oracle
13 611 (9.37%) Windows
14 603 (9.25%) Python
15 600 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
16 592 (9.08%) SQL Server
17 578 (8.87%) Linux
18 517 (7.93%) Security Cleared
19 513 (7.87%) Unix
19 513 (7.87%) ITIL
20 498 (7.64%) Business Analysis
21 472 (7.24%) JavaScript
22 452 (6.93%) Scrum
23 438 (6.72%) Data Analysis
23 438 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
24 427 (6.55%) SDLC
25 421 (6.46%) Change Management
26 420 (6.44%) C#
27 414 (6.35%) Migration
28 412 (6.32%) 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
1 222 (3.41%) SAS
2 220 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 153 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 112 (1.72%) Confluence
5 104 (1.60%) CMS
6 85 (1.30%) IIS
7 81 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
8 75 (1.15%) Apache
9 66 (1.01%) MS Exchange
10 55 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 55 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 53 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 50 (0.77%) JBoss
13 47 (0.72%) WebLogic
14 35 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 35 (0.54%) Apache Pig
15 34 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 32 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 31 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
18 29 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 713 (10.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 438 (6.72%) Microsoft Office
3 277 (4.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 228 (3.50%) MS Visio
5 127 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
6 85 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
7 30 (0.46%) SPSS
8 29 (0.44%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 15 (0.23%) Stata
11 11 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 6 (0.092%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.061%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.061%) Simulink
15 3 (0.046%) Mingle
15 3 (0.046%) Weka
16 2 (0.031%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.031%) InVision
16 2 (0.031%) Pipeline Pilot
Business Applications
1 53 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 21 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 19 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 17 (0.26%) Temenos T24
7 16 (0.25%) Magento
7 16 (0.25%) Workday HCM
8 15 (0.23%) SAP HR
9 14 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 14 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
9 14 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
9 14 (0.21%) Sonata
10 13 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 12 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.18%) SAP CO
12 11 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 264 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 245 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 160 (2.45%) Office 365
4 111 (1.70%) Google Analytics
5 83 (1.27%) SaaS
6 59 (0.91%) IaaS
7 57 (0.87%) GitHub
8 49 (0.75%) PaaS
9 47 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
10 41 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
11 39 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
11 39 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 37 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 33 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
14 27 (0.41%) OpenShift
15 25 (0.38%) Route 53
16 24 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 20 (0.31%) AdWords
18 19 (0.29%) iPaaS
19 16 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 159 (2.44%) Firewall
2 152 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 102 (1.56%) DNS
4 95 (1.46%) Internet
5 84 (1.29%) WAN
6 83 (1.27%) LAN
7 82 (1.26%) SMS
8 69 (1.06%) VPN
9 61 (0.94%) DHCP
10 60 (0.92%) Network Security
11 59 (0.91%) SAN
12 48 (0.74%) LDAP
12 48 (0.74%) Skype
13 45 (0.69%) HTTP
14 40 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
15 37 (0.57%) Intranet
16 34 (0.52%) SSL
16 34 (0.52%) Wireless
17 31 (0.48%) VoIP
18 26 (0.40%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 315 (4.83%) Relational Database
3 314 (4.82%) Big Data
4 313 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
5 209 (3.21%) Hadoop
6 184 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 161 (2.47%) NoSQL
8 129 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 128 (1.96%) Data Mining
10 123 (1.89%) RDBMS
11 121 (1.86%) QlikView
12 115 (1.76%) Power BI
13 106 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
14 97 (1.49%) MySQL
15 92 (1.41%) Apache Hive
16 89 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 78 (1.20%) MongoDB
18 74 (1.14%) DB2
19 69 (1.06%) HBase
20 68 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 319 (4.89%) JIRA
2 231 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 228 (3.50%) Jenkins
4 103 (1.58%) Selenium
5 88 (1.35%) Subversion
5 88 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 87 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 75 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 70 (1.07%) TeamCity
9 52 (0.80%) Maven
10 49 (0.75%) JMeter
11 44 (0.68%) JUnit
12 41 (0.63%) SoapUI
13 39 (0.60%) WebDriver
14 34 (0.52%) Axure RP
15 32 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
16 25 (0.38%) LoadRunner
17 23 (0.35%) Eclipse
18 19 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 18 (0.28%) Appium
General
1 1,879 (28.83%) Finance
2 659 (10.11%) Banking
3 366 (5.62%) Marketing
4 341 (5.23%) Front Office
5 271 (4.16%) Telecoms
6 231 (3.54%) Retail
7 200 (3.07%) Investment Banking
8 188 (2.88%) Legal
9 161 (2.47%) Manufacturing
10 87 (1.33%) Financial Institution
11 67 (1.03%) Advertising
11 67 (1.03%) Law
11 67 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
12 64 (0.98%) Retail Banking
13 60 (0.92%) Publishing
14 47 (0.72%) Electronics
14 47 (0.72%) Games
15 46 (0.71%) Billing
16 45 (0.69%) Back Office
17 41 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,033 (31.19%) Analyst
2 1,166 (17.89%) Developer
3 764 (11.72%) Business Analyst
4 370 (5.68%) Architect
5 356 (5.46%) Consultant
6 319 (4.89%) Data Analyst
7 313 (4.80%) Project Manager
8 261 (4.00%) Java Developer
9 168 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
10 162 (2.49%) C# Developer
11 157 (2.41%) User Researcher
12 129 (1.98%) Support Analyst
13 117 (1.80%) Data Scientist
14 109 (1.67%) Senior Developer
15 102 (1.56%) Service Analyst
16 99 (1.52%) SQL Developer
17 93 (1.43%) Administrator
17 93 (1.43%) DevOps Engineer
18 92 (1.41%) Digital Analyst
19 91 (1.40%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (5.78%) HTML
2 342 (5.25%) .NET
3 297 (4.56%) Web Services
4 257 (3.94%) CSS
5 211 (3.24%) XML
6 204 (3.13%) HTML5
7 170 (2.61%) AngularJS
8 128 (1.96%) Spring
9 117 (1.80%) jQuery
10 107 (1.64%) Node.js
10 107 (1.64%) REST
11 105 (1.61%) JSON
12 100 (1.53%) SOAP
13 90 (1.38%) CSS3
14 84 (1.29%) React
15 81 (1.24%) ASP.NET
16 75 (1.15%) RESTful
17 74 (1.14%) Middleware
18 62 (0.95%) .NET Framework
18 62 (0.95%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 393 (6.03%) Management Information System
2 346 (5.31%) User Experience
3 341 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 132 (2.03%) Fixed Income
5 129 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 128 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 120 (1.84%) Data Structures
8 115 (1.76%) Equities
9 110 (1.69%) Derivative
10 99 (1.52%) Data Centre
11 96 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 86 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 83 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 82 (1.26%) Analytical Mindset
15 74 (1.14%) NHS
16 69 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
17 64 (0.98%) PMI
18 57 (0.87%) Credit Risk
18 57 (0.87%) Fintech
19 48 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 611 (9.37%) Windows
2 578 (8.87%) Linux
3 513 (7.87%) Unix
4 141 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 119 (1.83%) Windows 7
6 109 (1.67%) Android
7 102 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 101 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 97 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 89 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 71 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (0.71%) AIX
13 36 (0.55%) Solaris
14 32 (0.49%) Windows 8
15 28 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (0.26%) CentOS
16 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 13 (0.20%) VMS
18 12 (0.18%) HPUX
19 10 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,611 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 865 (13.27%) Project Management
3 818 (12.55%) Analytics
4 650 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 600 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
6 513 (7.87%) ITIL
7 498 (7.64%) Business Analysis
8 452 (6.93%) Scrum
9 438 (6.72%) Data Analysis
10 427 (6.55%) SDLC
11 421 (6.46%) Change Management
12 414 (6.35%) Migration
13 412 (6.32%) Data Modelling
14 335 (5.14%) Visualisation
15 320 (4.91%) Risk Management
16 292 (4.48%) ETL
16 292 (4.48%) OO
17 281 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
17 281 (4.31%) Test Automation
18 272 (4.17%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1,515 (23.24%) SQL
2 876 (13.44%) Java
3 603 (9.25%) Python
4 472 (7.24%) JavaScript
5 420 (6.44%) C#
6 221 (3.39%) R
7 220 (3.38%) C++
8 168 (2.58%) T-SQL
9 145 (2.22%) Perl
10 128 (1.96%) VBA
11 125 (1.92%) PowerShell
12 117 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 116 (1.78%) C
14 112 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 99 (1.52%) Bash Shell
16 98 (1.50%) PHP
17 88 (1.35%) Scala
18 86 (1.32%) Ruby
19 32 (0.49%) VB
20 28 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 933 (14.31%) Degree
2 517 (7.93%) Security Cleared
3 339 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 124 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 114 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 94 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 82 (1.26%) CISSP
8 78 (1.20%) PMP
9 74 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 72 (1.10%) ISEB
11 70 (1.07%) MCSE
12 68 (1.04%) PhD
13 60 (0.92%) Master's Degree
14 58 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
15 55 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
16 54 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
17 53 (0.81%) DV Cleared
18 43 (0.66%) CISM
19 41 (0.63%) ISTQB
20 39 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (5.63%) QA
2 221 (3.39%) Data Quality
3 171 (2.62%) PMO
4 132 (2.03%) SLA
5 127 (1.95%) GDPR
6 67 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 55 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
8 45 (0.69%) MiFID
9 33 (0.51%) PCI DSS
10 28 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 22 (0.34%) EMIR
11 22 (0.34%) GxP
12 18 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 16 (0.25%) IFRS
13 16 (0.25%) ISO 9001
14 15 (0.23%) COBIT
15 12 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
15 12 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.14%) CESG Infosec
17 7 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 278 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 124 (1.90%) Docker
3 102 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.69%) HDFS
6 33 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (0.41%) Apache Flume
8 23 (0.35%) vSphere
9 19 (0.29%) XenApp
10 18 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 17 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.18%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.15%) Gluster
15 10 (0.15%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 9 (0.14%) RACF
16 9 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 81 (1.24%) SCCM
2 80 (1.23%) Ansible
3 51 (0.78%) SCOM
4 50 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 48 (0.74%) Puppet
6 41 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
8 35 (0.54%) Terraform
9 30 (0.46%) Kibana
10 29 (0.44%) Oozie
10 29 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 24 (0.37%) AirWatch
12 23 (0.35%) Tivoli
13 21 (0.32%) Grafana
13 21 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
14 19 (0.29%) Rancher
15 16 (0.25%) logstash
16 15 (0.23%) Ambari
16 15 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 15 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 974 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 613 (9.40%) Oracle
3 313 (4.80%) SAP
4 247 (3.79%) Tableau
5 173 (2.65%) Google
6 150 (2.30%) IBM
7 148 (2.27%) Cisco
8 145 (2.22%) VMware
9 121 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
10 116 (1.78%) HP
11 105 (1.61%) Adobe
12 100 (1.53%) Citrix
13 78 (1.20%) Red Hat
14 75 (1.15%) Splunk
15 68 (1.04%) ServiceNow
16 66 (1.01%) Informatica
17 65 (1.00%) Cognos
17 65 (1.00%) NetApp
17 65 (1.00%) Sybase
18 60 (0.92%) Workday