Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 37 43
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6 -7
Contract jobs citing Analytical Skills 5,375 1,724 4,547
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.36% 5.44% 5.35%
As % of the General category 11.95% 10.26% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,447 1,085 2,723
10th Percentile £281 £250 £247
25th Percentile £400 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £550 £550
90th Percentile £725 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 85 200
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.00 £12.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £20.98
Median % change year-on-year -18.00% +19.18% +16.54%
75th Percentile £44.50 £42.00 £37.53
90th Percentile £54.78 £46.35 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.78% +9.76% +17.14%

Analytical Skills is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 44,992 16,803 43,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.23% 53.02% 51.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,482 11,356 28,341
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,392 568 1,497
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.59 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £18.88
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +16.56% +7.86%
75th Percentile £42.25 £42.28 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.26 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.73% +14.29% -

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 +12 4,346 £500 +11.11% 1,561
London +13 2,363 £550 +10.00% 550
UK excluding London +4 2,051 £450 +9.09% 1,113
Work from Home +13 1,401 £495 +10.00% 238
South East +13 603 £475 +11.76% 211
North of England +22 441 £450 +12.50% 312
Midlands +6 326 £425 +3.03% 223
North West +17 275 £450 +18.11% 165
Scotland +9 255 £438 +2.94% 74
West Midlands +7 247 £425 +1.19% 154
South West +4 197 £450 -5.26% 129
East of England -16 150 £362 -3.47% 121
Yorkshire +16 144 £450 +5.88% 116
East Midlands +3 77 £440 +25.71% 68
Wales -12 53 £430 +7.50% 35
Northern Ireland +3 26 £431 +4.49% 9
North East -2 25 £323 -24.12% 31

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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 2,701 (50.25%) Social Skills
2 1,941 (36.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1,758 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
4 1,451 (27.00%) Finance
5 1,289 (23.98%) SQL
6 835 (15.53%) Microsoft
7 824 (15.33%) Analytics
8 776 (14.44%) Azure
9 749 (13.93%) Python
10 726 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
11 725 (13.49%) Degree
12 650 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 646 (12.02%) Project Management
14 593 (11.03%) Java
15 552 (10.27%) DevOps
16 550 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
17 535 (9.95%) Decision-Making
18 523 (9.73%) Scrum
19 520 (9.67%) Oracle
20 509 (9.47%) Public Sector
21 500 (9.30%) Data Modelling
22 498 (9.27%) AWS
23 486 (9.04%) Windows
24 480 (8.93%) Power Platform
25 478 (8.89%) Data Analysis
26 468 (8.71%) JIRA
27 450 (8.37%) Visualisation
28 446 (8.30%) Power BI
29 427 (7.94%) SQL Server
30 418 (7.78%) Banking

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
1 203 (3.78%) Confluence
2 176 (3.27%) SharePoint
3 153 (2.85%) Apache Spark
4 96 (1.79%) SAS
5 78 (1.45%) Apache
6 47 (0.87%) CMS
7 46 (0.86%) Jupyter
8 31 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.56%) WebSphere
10 26 (0.48%) Apache Airflow
11 25 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (0.47%) IIS
12 24 (0.45%) MS Exchange
13 22 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
14 20 (0.37%) JBoss
15 19 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.30%) IBM Notes
18 11 (0.20%) IBM Domino
18 11 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 550 (10.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 325 (6.05%) Microsoft Office
3 218 (4.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 130 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 57 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
6 52 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 26 (0.48%) Sketch
8 25 (0.47%) SPSS
9 19 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 13 (0.24%) InVision
11 12 (0.22%) Figma
11 12 (0.22%) Stata
12 11 (0.20%) Zeplin
13 9 (0.17%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.13%) Adobe XD
14 7 (0.13%) PTC Creo
15 5 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
15 5 (0.093%) Open Workbench
15 5 (0.093%) UXPin
15 5 (0.093%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 23 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 20 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 16 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 15 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
8 12 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 11 (0.20%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 9 (0.17%) ION MarketView
11 9 (0.17%) NetSuite
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
11 9 (0.17%) Sentinel
11 9 (0.17%) Teamcenter
11 9 (0.17%) Workfront
12 8 (0.15%) Magento
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.15%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 776 (14.44%) Azure
2 498 (9.27%) AWS
3 480 (8.93%) Power Platform
4 226 (4.20%) GCP
5 200 (3.72%) Microsoft 365
6 132 (2.46%) GitHub
7 109 (2.03%) SaaS
8 85 (1.58%) Serverless
9 79 (1.47%) PaaS
10 76 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 74 (1.38%) Dynamics 365
12 73 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
13 67 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
14 56 (1.04%) IaaS
15 55 (1.02%) PowerApps
16 48 (0.89%) Snowflake
17 46 (0.86%) Azure Synapse Analytics
18 44 (0.82%) Amazon S3
18 44 (0.82%) Google Analytics
19 43 (0.80%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 116 (2.16%) Firewall
2 72 (1.34%) DNS
2 72 (1.34%) WAN
3 63 (1.17%) LAN
4 54 (1.00%) Internet
4 54 (1.00%) Network Security
5 53 (0.99%) HTTP
6 51 (0.95%) TCP/IP
7 47 (0.87%) VPN
8 36 (0.67%) SAN
9 35 (0.65%) 4G
10 33 (0.61%) 3G
10 33 (0.61%) DHCP
11 26 (0.48%) 5G
11 26 (0.48%) Skype
12 24 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
12 24 (0.45%) VoIP
13 23 (0.43%) Intranet
14 21 (0.39%) SSL
15 20 (0.37%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (8.30%) Power BI
2 427 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 323 (6.01%) Tableau
4 304 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 250 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 242 (4.50%) Big Data
7 130 (2.42%) Data Lake
8 124 (2.31%) Metadata
9 114 (2.12%) NoSQL
10 102 (1.90%) Hadoop
11 99 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 89 (1.66%) MySQL
13 88 (1.64%) BigQuery
14 83 (1.54%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.43%) Data Mining
16 75 (1.40%) Oracle Database
17 73 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 68 (1.27%) QlikView
19 64 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 63 (1.17%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 468 (8.71%) JIRA
2 300 (5.58%) Git (software)
3 179 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.30%) GitLab
5 68 (1.27%) Selenium
6 67 (1.25%) Cucumber
7 65 (1.21%) Maven
8 50 (0.93%) TeamCity
9 49 (0.91%) Postman
10 45 (0.84%) Subversion
10 45 (0.84%) Visual Studio
11 44 (0.82%) JMeter
12 34 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 32 (0.60%) ERwin
13 32 (0.60%) JUnit
14 30 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
14 30 (0.56%) SpecFlow
15 29 (0.54%) Gradle
16 24 (0.45%) Mocha
17 23 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2,701 (50.25%) Social Skills
2 1,451 (27.00%) Finance
3 509 (9.47%) Public Sector
4 418 (7.78%) Banking
5 373 (6.94%) Presentation Skills
6 330 (6.14%) Marketing
7 326 (6.07%) Organisational Skills
8 221 (4.11%) Front Office
9 209 (3.89%) Legal
10 208 (3.87%) Influencing Skills
11 199 (3.70%) Retail
12 175 (3.26%) Telecoms
13 135 (2.51%) Investment Banking
14 99 (1.84%) Manufacturing
15 91 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
16 72 (1.34%) Financial Institution
17 59 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
18 54 (1.00%) Back Office
19 52 (0.97%) Billing
20 50 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,389 (25.84%) Analyst
2 775 (14.42%) Developer
3 531 (9.88%) Business Analyst
4 474 (8.82%) Architect
5 303 (5.64%) Data Analyst
6 301 (5.60%) Consultant
7 250 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 217 (4.04%) Data Engineer
9 169 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 140 (2.60%) Solutions Architect
11 125 (2.33%) Data Scientist
12 124 (2.31%) Data Architect
13 113 (2.10%) Senior Developer
14 92 (1.71%) Designer
15 90 (1.67%) C# Developer
15 90 (1.67%) IT Analyst
16 77 (1.43%) Service Analyst
17 74 (1.38%) Support Analyst
18 73 (1.36%) Senior Analyst
19 67 (1.25%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (5.25%) HTML
2 281 (5.23%) .NET
3 198 (3.68%) CSS
4 196 (3.65%) React
5 157 (2.92%) Web Services
6 143 (2.66%) AngularJS
6 143 (2.66%) REST
7 138 (2.57%) XML
8 133 (2.47%) Kafka
9 130 (2.42%) RESTful
10 125 (2.33%) HTML5
11 121 (2.25%) Node.js
12 105 (1.95%) Spring
13 102 (1.90%) JSON
14 82 (1.53%) .NET Framework
15 72 (1.34%) Middleware
16 65 (1.21%) SOAP
17 62 (1.15%) J2EE
18 60 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
19 59 (1.10%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 309 (5.75%) User Experience
2 274 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 265 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
4 176 (3.27%) Analytical Mindset
5 175 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 154 (2.87%) Data Structures
7 121 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 92 (1.71%) Fixed Income
8 92 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 77 (1.43%) NHS
10 71 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 66 (1.23%) Social Media
12 64 (1.19%) Data Centre
13 58 (1.08%) Derivative
14 54 (1.00%) FMCG
15 52 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
16 50 (0.93%) Hedge funds
17 48 (0.89%) Mobile App
18 43 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
19 37 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 486 (9.04%) Windows
2 323 (6.01%) Linux
3 241 (4.48%) Unix
4 93 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 82 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 71 (1.32%) Android
7 69 (1.28%) Apple iOS
8 52 (0.97%) Windows 7
9 40 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 26 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
13 23 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.43%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.37%) Solaris
15 16 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.17%) AIX
17 8 (0.15%) CentOS
17 8 (0.15%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,941 (36.11%) Problem-Solving
2 1,758 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
3 824 (15.33%) Analytics
4 726 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 650 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 646 (12.02%) Project Management
7 552 (10.27%) DevOps
8 535 (9.95%) Decision-Making
9 523 (9.73%) Scrum
10 500 (9.30%) Data Modelling
11 478 (8.89%) Data Analysis
12 450 (8.37%) Visualisation
13 413 (7.68%) Migration
14 404 (7.52%) ITIL
15 315 (5.86%) Computer Science
16 311 (5.79%) Change Management
17 306 (5.69%) Project Delivery
18 305 (5.67%) Business Analysis
19 303 (5.64%) Continuous Improvement
20 296 (5.51%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 1,289 (23.98%) SQL
2 749 (13.93%) Python
3 593 (11.03%) Java
4 353 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 310 (5.77%) C#
6 233 (4.33%) R
7 143 (2.66%) PowerShell
8 129 (2.40%) TypeScript
9 125 (2.33%) C++
10 118 (2.20%) T-SQL
11 116 (2.16%) VBA
12 99 (1.84%) Scala
13 91 (1.69%) C
14 87 (1.62%) PL/SQL
15 69 (1.28%) Bash Shell
16 67 (1.25%) Perl
16 67 (1.25%) Shell Script
17 43 (0.80%) Go
17 43 (0.80%) Java 8
18 36 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 725 (13.49%) Degree
2 410 (7.63%) Security Cleared
3 295 (5.49%) SC Cleared
4 117 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 69 (1.28%) Master's Degree
6 63 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 62 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (1.10%) ISEB
9 56 (1.04%) CISSP
10 53 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 46 (0.86%) PMP
12 45 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (0.84%) PMI Certification
13 42 (0.78%) CISM
14 41 (0.76%) DV Cleared
15 34 (0.63%) CISA
16 32 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 28 (0.52%) CCNP
18 28 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 330 (6.14%) QA
2 232 (4.32%) Data Quality
3 153 (2.85%) PMO
4 116 (2.16%) GDPR
5 98 (1.82%) SLA
6 89 (1.66%) Accessibility
7 48 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 45 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 31 (0.58%) GRC
10 30 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
10 30 (0.56%) PCI DSS
11 28 (0.52%) COBIT
12 21 (0.39%) NIST
13 20 (0.37%) MiFID
14 19 (0.35%) WCAG
15 15 (0.28%) EMIR
16 12 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
16 12 (0.22%) IFRS
17 11 (0.20%) ITGC
18 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 205 (3.81%) Active Directory
2 184 (3.42%) Docker
3 106 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 31 (0.58%) XenApp
6 29 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (0.45%) vSphere
8 20 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.30%) HDFS
12 14 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 10 (0.19%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.13%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.093%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 5 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (0.093%) Xen
Systems Management
1 179 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 119 (2.21%) Ansible
3 107 (1.99%) Terraform
4 71 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 59 (1.10%) SCCM
6 25 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.45%) HP ALM
8 22 (0.41%) Puppet
8 22 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 22 (0.41%) vCenter Server
9 21 (0.39%) Grafana
10 19 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (0.32%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 17 (0.32%) Data Guard
11 17 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
12 16 (0.30%) Control-M
13 14 (0.26%) Nagios
14 13 (0.24%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.22%) Prometheus
16 11 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 835 (15.53%) Microsoft
2 520 (9.67%) Oracle
3 253 (4.71%) SAP
4 219 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
5 201 (3.74%) Google
6 140 (2.60%) ServiceNow
7 139 (2.59%) VMware
8 117 (2.18%) Databricks
9 94 (1.75%) Alteryx
10 91 (1.69%) Adobe
10 91 (1.69%) IBM
11 86 (1.60%) Cisco
12 72 (1.34%) Citrix
13 68 (1.27%) Splunk
14 53 (0.99%) Remedy
15 51 (0.95%) Atlassian
16 50 (0.93%) HP
16 50 (0.93%) Teradata
17 49 (0.91%) Informatica
18 45 (0.84%) Red Hat