Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Analytics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Analytics over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Analytics
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 51 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,618 4,156 3,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.38% 4.02% 3.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 4.69% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,926 2,671 2,154
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £274
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 67 42
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.83% +33.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £15.63 £17.50 £16.00
90th Percentile £50.63 £60.40 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 £32.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -15.83% +58.54% +2.04%

Analytics is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Analytics as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Analytics.

Contractor daily rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 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 +1 4,248 £500 - 1,434
London +3 2,615 £513 - 762
UK excluding London +1 1,921 £450 - 762
South East +8 699 £475 +0.05% 163
North of England -11 342 £445 -1.11% 221
Midlands +1 272 £450 +12.50% 142
Scotland +11 238 £400 - 53
East of England +25 183 £475 -5.00% 70
West Midlands -12 175 £450 +12.50% 82
North West -9 167 £450 -1.10% 122
Yorkshire -23 132 £450 -5.26% 84
South West -21 124 £493 +6.49% 77
East Midlands +16 93 £500 +11.11% 60
Wales -1 48 £425 +21.08% 17
North East +4 47 £425 -22.02% 15
Northern Ireland +25 14 £422 -1.86% 19

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics 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 Analytics.

1 1,588 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,366 (29.58%) SQL
3 1,056 (22.87%) Finance
4 952 (20.61%) Data Analytics
5 945 (20.46%) Python
6 937 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
7 794 (17.19%) Big Data
8 790 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
9 722 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 686 (14.85%) Microsoft
11 656 (14.21%) Java
12 635 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
13 611 (13.23%) JavaScript
14 608 (13.17%) Data Science
15 546 (11.82%) Hadoop
16 542 (11.74%) Visualisation
17 533 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
18 532 (11.52%) Google
19 522 (11.30%) Degree
20 504 (10.91%) DevOps
21 487 (10.55%) Data Modelling
22 479 (10.37%) ETL
23 467 (10.11%) Machine Learning
24 462 (10.00%) Marketing
25 459 (9.94%) SQL Server
26 451 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
27 442 (9.57%) HTML
28 419 (9.07%) Scrum
29 413 (8.94%) Apache Spark
30 391 (8.47%) User Experience

Analytics
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
1 413 (8.94%) Apache Spark
2 187 (4.05%) SAS
3 166 (3.59%) CMS
4 142 (3.07%) SharePoint
5 132 (2.86%) Apache
6 103 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
7 96 (2.08%) Confluence
8 80 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 78 (1.69%) nginx
10 61 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 44 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 29 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 29 (0.63%) IIS
12 29 (0.63%) JBoss
13 27 (0.58%) Drupal
14 26 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
16 20 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
17 19 (0.41%) Jupyter
17 19 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 291 (6.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 96 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 93 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.93%) InVision
5 43 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 40 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 27 (0.58%) SPSS
8 26 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
9 17 (0.37%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (0.065%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.065%) UXPin
14 2 (0.043%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.043%) ImageReady
14 2 (0.043%) InDesign
14 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
14 2 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 34 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 19 (0.41%) Eloqua
3 19 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
4 14 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 14 (0.30%) Workday HCM
5 12 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.24%) FastStats
6 11 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.24%) SAP BPC
6 11 (0.24%) SAP MM
7 10 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.22%) HFM
8 9 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 9 (0.19%) PolarLake
8 9 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 8 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (0.17%) Unica
10 7 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.15%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 722 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 635 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
3 363 (7.86%) Google Analytics
4 181 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 144 (3.12%) PaaS
6 122 (2.64%) GitHub
7 119 (2.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 112 (2.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 101 (2.19%) Amazon EMR
10 100 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 98 (2.12%) IaaS
12 87 (1.88%) SaaS
13 81 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
14 74 (1.60%) Office 365
15 61 (1.32%) Google Tag Manager
16 59 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
17 57 (1.23%) Data Lake Analytics
18 54 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
19 51 (1.10%) Serverless
20 44 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (2.45%) Firewall
2 88 (1.91%) TCP/IP
3 85 (1.84%) SSL
4 70 (1.52%) Internet
5 65 (1.41%) HTTP
6 36 (0.78%) LAN
7 35 (0.76%) DNS
8 34 (0.74%) SSH
8 34 (0.74%) WAN
9 28 (0.61%) Skype
10 27 (0.58%) VPN
11 21 (0.45%) Network Security
11 21 (0.45%) SMS
12 15 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (0.30%) Kerberos
14 13 (0.28%) SAN
15 11 (0.24%) Wireless
16 10 (0.22%) WLAN
17 9 (0.19%) BGP
17 9 (0.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 794 (17.19%) Big Data
2 546 (11.82%) Hadoop
3 533 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
4 459 (9.94%) SQL Server
5 372 (8.06%) Power BI
6 335 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 292 (6.32%) Data Lake
8 272 (5.89%) Relational Database
9 262 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 238 (5.15%) Apache Hive
11 208 (4.50%) MongoDB
12 148 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 130 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 126 (2.73%) MySQL
15 125 (2.71%) Amazon Redshift
16 101 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
17 95 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
18 93 (2.01%) HBase
19 91 (1.97%) Data Mining
20 84 (1.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 349 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 306 (6.63%) JIRA
3 300 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 168 (3.64%) Selenium
5 130 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 129 (2.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 80 (1.73%) gulp
8 76 (1.65%) TeamCity
8 76 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 74 (1.60%) IntelliJ
10 71 (1.54%) Grunt
11 69 (1.49%) Ant
11 69 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 69 (1.49%) Gatling
12 64 (1.39%) Maven
13 62 (1.34%) Sublime Text
14 60 (1.30%) JUnit
15 56 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
16 44 (0.95%) GitLab
17 43 (0.93%) Artifactory
General
1 1,056 (22.87%) Finance
2 462 (10.00%) Marketing
3 372 (8.06%) Banking
4 234 (5.07%) Retail
5 179 (3.88%) Front Office
6 131 (2.84%) Legal
7 116 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 97 (2.10%) Publishing
9 82 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 71 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 56 (1.21%) Advertising
12 54 (1.17%) Law
13 48 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 40 (0.87%) Games
15 36 (0.78%) Manufacturing
16 20 (0.43%) Back Office
17 18 (0.39%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.28%) Billing
18 13 (0.28%) Electronics
19 11 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,170 (25.34%) Developer
2 802 (17.37%) Analyst
3 434 (9.40%) Architect
4 304 (6.58%) Data Engineer
5 259 (5.61%) Consultant
6 245 (5.31%) Business Analyst
7 229 (4.96%) Data Analyst
8 180 (3.90%) Java Developer
9 173 (3.75%) Data Scientist
10 162 (3.51%) Data Architect
11 161 (3.49%) Designer
12 146 (3.16%) Project Manager
13 135 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 125 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
15 124 (2.69%) Big Data Engineer
16 106 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
17 102 (2.21%) .NET Developer
17 102 (2.21%) C# Developer
18 91 (1.97%) SQL Developer
19 89 (1.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (9.57%) HTML
2 351 (7.60%) CSS
3 307 (6.65%) .NET
4 270 (5.85%) Kafka
5 225 (4.87%) Node.js
6 220 (4.76%) Web Services
7 215 (4.66%) AngularJS
8 202 (4.37%) REST
9 201 (4.35%) HTML5
10 180 (3.90%) XML
11 170 (3.68%) React
12 146 (3.16%) JSON
13 135 (2.92%) jQuery
14 134 (2.90%) Spring
15 114 (2.47%) SOAP
16 107 (2.32%) RESTful
17 88 (1.91%) Gherkin
18 78 (1.69%) ASP.NET
19 75 (1.62%) Natural Language Processing
19 75 (1.62%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 790 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 391 (8.47%) User Experience
3 238 (5.15%) Algorithms
4 166 (3.59%) Management Information System
5 105 (2.27%) Derivative
6 103 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 102 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
8 96 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 89 (1.93%) Equities
10 84 (1.82%) Data Structures
10 84 (1.82%) Fintech
10 84 (1.82%) Social Media
11 81 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 63 (1.36%) Fixed Income
13 60 (1.30%) Blog
14 58 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 51 (1.10%) e-Health
15 51 (1.10%) LIMS
15 51 (1.10%) PACS
16 50 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 344 (7.45%) Linux
2 279 (6.04%) Windows
3 199 (4.31%) Unix
4 82 (1.78%) Ubuntu
5 81 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (1.47%) Windows Server
7 54 (1.17%) Apple iOS
8 47 (1.02%) Android
9 35 (0.76%) CentOS
10 30 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 16 (0.35%) Solaris
11 16 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 15 (0.32%) AIX
13 11 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.15%) VMS
17 4 (0.087%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.087%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.087%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,588 (34.39%) Agile Software Development
2 952 (20.61%) Data Analytics
3 937 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
4 608 (13.17%) Data Science
5 542 (11.74%) Visualisation
6 504 (10.91%) DevOps
7 487 (10.55%) Data Modelling
8 479 (10.37%) ETL
9 467 (10.11%) Machine Learning
10 451 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
11 419 (9.07%) Scrum
12 345 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 330 (7.15%) Data Analysis
14 324 (7.02%) Test Automation
15 320 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
16 302 (6.54%) Project Management
17 298 (6.45%) Data Visualisation
18 287 (6.21%) Computer Science
19 276 (5.98%) Open Source
20 273 (5.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,366 (29.58%) SQL
2 945 (20.46%) Python
3 656 (14.21%) Java
4 611 (13.23%) JavaScript
5 335 (7.25%) C#
6 325 (7.04%) R
7 252 (5.46%) Scala
8 155 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 135 (2.92%) T-SQL
10 132 (2.86%) Ruby
11 124 (2.69%) Perl
12 122 (2.64%) C++
13 105 (2.27%) VBA
14 89 (1.93%) Bash Shell
15 87 (1.88%) MATLAB
16 75 (1.62%) Groovy
17 74 (1.60%) PL/SQL
18 58 (1.26%) Haskell
19 57 (1.23%) Java 8
20 55 (1.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 522 (11.30%) Degree
2 192 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 162 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 96 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 94 (2.04%) PhD
6 71 (1.54%) Master's Degree
7 42 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
8 35 (0.76%) CISSP
9 30 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.58%) CISM
11 26 (0.56%) PMI Certification
12 24 (0.52%) MBA
13 23 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (0.50%) ISEB
14 21 (0.45%) PMP
15 14 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (0.30%) MCSA
16 13 (0.28%) CISA
16 13 (0.28%) MCSE
17 12 (0.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (4.94%) QA
2 203 (4.40%) Data Quality
3 88 (1.91%) GDPR
4 51 (1.10%) HL7
5 40 (0.87%) SLA
6 33 (0.71%) PMO
7 27 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (0.28%) WCAG
10 12 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
10 12 (0.26%) IFRS
11 10 (0.22%) PCI DSS
12 9 (0.19%) FedRAMP
12 9 (0.19%) HIPAA
12 9 (0.19%) IFRS 9
13 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
13 8 (0.17%) GxP
14 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.13%) WAI
16 3 (0.065%) MiFID
System Software
1 279 (6.04%) Docker
2 113 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 67 (1.45%) Apache Flume
4 58 (1.26%) HDFS
5 40 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.11%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.11%) Firmware
10 5 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.065%) KVM
12 3 (0.065%) vCloud
12 3 (0.065%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.043%) Btrfs
13 2 (0.043%) pfSense
13 2 (0.043%) Samba
Systems Management
1 143 (3.10%) Kubernetes
2 140 (3.03%) Ansible
2 140 (3.03%) Puppet
3 92 (1.99%) Kibana
4 90 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 77 (1.67%) Terraform
6 76 (1.65%) Grafana
7 73 (1.58%) Oozie
8 36 (0.78%) Nagios
9 26 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
10 24 (0.52%) ZABBIX
11 23 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
12 22 (0.48%) Graphite
13 18 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
14 17 (0.37%) SCCM
15 15 (0.32%) CASB
15 15 (0.32%) logstash
16 14 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
16 14 (0.30%) Packer
17 12 (0.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 686 (14.85%) Microsoft
2 532 (11.52%) Google
3 353 (7.64%) Tableau
4 332 (7.19%) Oracle
5 263 (5.70%) Adobe
6 185 (4.01%) SAP
7 142 (3.07%) Splunk
8 98 (2.12%) Cloudera
9 94 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 93 (2.01%) Alteryx
11 79 (1.71%) Informatica
12 60 (1.30%) Talend
13 56 (1.21%) ServiceNow
14 55 (1.19%) IBM
15 54 (1.17%) Databricks
15 54 (1.17%) Hortonworks
16 53 (1.15%) Teradata
17 47 (1.02%) Cognos
18 45 (0.97%) New Relic
19 44 (0.95%) Cisco