Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 42 48
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Analytics 1,802 4,689 4,655
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.03% 5.14% 4.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.85% 5.92% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,280 3,045 3,046
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £322 £328 £313
90th Percentile £725 £690 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £462 £440
% change year-on-year -1.15% +5.00% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.77% +40.74%
10th Percentile £21.25 £9.65 £13.90
90th Percentile £44.87 £52.63 £54.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.58 £32.50
% change year-on-year +62.19% -33.60% +30.00%

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 30,783 79,239 89,981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.96% 86.91% 86.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,211 52,067 59,287
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,109 2,295 2,423
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -12.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.32% +18.75% -18.37%

Analytics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Analytics.

Daily rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Analytics.

Hourly rate trend for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Analytics over the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
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 Analytics within the UK over the 6 months to 4 August 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 -1 1,648 £500 - 461
London -10 993 £525 - 218
UK excluding London +3 701 £457 -1.15% 274
South East +14 272 £475 +2.15% 63
Work from Home +12 161 £500 +9.89% 72
North of England -22 119 £450 - 79
Midlands +11 115 £432 -9.00% 53
West Midlands +24 89 £432 -13.17% 35
East of England -16 64 £519 +0.73% 22
North West -11 60 £406 -12.16% 54
South West -4 58 £460 -5.24% 25
Scotland -11 50 £450 +1.41% 19
Yorkshire -16 46 £466 +3.56% 13
East Midlands +7 25 £458 +1.67% 18
Wales +20 15 £550 +31.34% 10
North East +6 13 £803 +83.43% 12
Northern Ireland +23 12 £455 +38.93% 3

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 640 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 584 (32.41%) SQL
3 469 (26.03%) Python
4 449 (24.92%) Business Intelligence
5 406 (22.53%) Azure
6 365 (20.26%) Finance
7 361 (20.03%) Data Analytics
8 297 (16.48%) Data Modelling
9 286 (15.87%) Microsoft
10 272 (15.09%) DevOps
11 268 (14.87%) AWS
12 263 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
12 263 (14.59%) Data Science
13 248 (13.76%) Big Data
14 242 (13.43%) Scrum
15 241 (13.37%) Power Platform
16 238 (13.21%) Power BI
17 235 (13.04%) Java
18 221 (12.26%) ETL
19 214 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
20 209 (11.60%) Visualisation
21 196 (10.88%) Machine Learning
22 188 (10.43%) Google
23 187 (10.38%) Security Cleared
24 174 (9.66%) Data Analysis
25 173 (9.60%) Git (software)
26 162 (8.99%) Tableau
27 161 (8.93%) JavaScript
28 157 (8.71%) Marketing
29 154 (8.55%) Data Lake

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
1 138 (7.66%) Apache Spark
2 68 (3.77%) SAS
3 49 (2.72%) CMS
4 48 (2.66%) Confluence
5 44 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 34 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (1.39%) WebLogic
8 23 (1.28%) Apache
9 20 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.72%) Apache Airflow
11 11 (0.61%) Jupyter
11 11 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.50%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.44%) Mule
13 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.44%) WordPress
14 7 (0.39%) IIS
15 6 (0.33%) Apache TomEE
15 6 (0.33%) JBoss
15 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 103 (5.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.61%) Sketch
5 10 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.39%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.33%) Figma
10 5 (0.28%) InVision
11 3 (0.17%) SPSS
11 3 (0.17%) Stata
12 2 (0.11%) CATIA
12 2 (0.11%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.44%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.39%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.28%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.22%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.22%) SAP MDG
7 4 (0.22%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.17%) Endur
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 3 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 406 (22.53%) Azure
2 268 (14.87%) AWS
3 241 (13.37%) Power Platform
4 132 (7.33%) GCP
5 115 (6.38%) Google Analytics
6 81 (4.50%) PaaS
7 56 (3.11%) Serverless
8 49 (2.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 45 (2.50%) Amazon S3
10 41 (2.28%) SaaS
11 38 (2.11%) IaaS
12 36 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
13 35 (1.94%) GitHub
14 29 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
15 27 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
16 25 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
17 24 (1.33%) Google Tag Manager
18 21 (1.17%) OpenShift
19 20 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
19 20 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.22%) Internet
2 21 (1.17%) Firewall
3 20 (1.11%) DNS
4 18 (1.00%) Skype
5 15 (0.83%) Network Security
6 13 (0.72%) Intranet
7 10 (0.55%) HTTP
7 10 (0.55%) SSL
8 9 (0.50%) 5G
8 9 (0.50%) VoIP
9 7 (0.39%) VPN
10 6 (0.33%) Broadband
10 6 (0.33%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (0.28%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.28%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.22%) Junos
12 4 (0.22%) LAN
12 4 (0.22%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (13.76%) Big Data
2 238 (13.21%) Power BI
3 214 (11.88%) Data Warehouse
4 154 (8.55%) Data Lake
5 150 (8.32%) Hadoop
6 133 (7.38%) SQL Server
7 90 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 82 (4.55%) Amazon Redshift
9 81 (4.50%) NoSQL
10 65 (3.61%) Relational Database
11 63 (3.50%) Apache Hive
12 43 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 42 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
13 42 (2.33%) MongoDB
14 40 (2.22%) Data Mining
15 38 (2.11%) Oracle Database
15 38 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (1.94%) HDInsight
16 35 (1.94%) Looker
17 34 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 173 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 92 (5.11%) JIRA
3 87 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 38 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 36 (2.00%) Artifactory
5 36 (2.00%) GitLab
6 25 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 25 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 24 (1.33%) Selenium
8 19 (1.05%) Subversion
9 16 (0.89%) JUnit
9 16 (0.89%) Maven
10 14 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.72%) SoapUI
12 12 (0.67%) Postman
12 12 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
13 11 (0.61%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.55%) Ant
14 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
15 9 (0.50%) Toad
General
1 365 (20.26%) Finance
2 157 (8.71%) Marketing
3 138 (7.66%) Public Sector
4 107 (5.94%) Banking
5 96 (5.33%) Front Office
6 63 (3.50%) Legal
7 53 (2.94%) Investment Banking
7 53 (2.94%) Retail
8 50 (2.77%) Telecoms
9 42 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 35 (1.94%) Publishing
11 29 (1.61%) Manufacturing
12 22 (1.22%) Law
13 21 (1.17%) Electronics
14 20 (1.11%) Games
15 12 (0.67%) Advertising
16 10 (0.55%) Billing
16 10 (0.55%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.50%) Back Office
18 8 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 356 (19.76%) Developer
2 262 (14.54%) Analyst
3 186 (10.32%) Architect
4 137 (7.60%) Data Engineer
5 119 (6.60%) Consultant
6 80 (4.44%) Data Architect
7 77 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 76 (4.22%) Data Analyst
9 73 (4.05%) Data Scientist
10 67 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 60 (3.33%) Python Developer
12 58 (3.22%) Azure Engineer
13 55 (3.05%) Project Manager
14 44 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 42 (2.33%) Java Developer
16 41 (2.28%) Analytics Manager
17 40 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
18 38 (2.11%) Python Engineer
18 38 (2.11%) Software Engineer
19 36 (2.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.16%) HTML
2 107 (5.94%) Web Services
3 83 (4.61%) React
4 81 (4.50%) CSS
5 76 (4.22%) .NET
6 74 (4.11%) AngularJS
7 68 (3.77%) JSON
8 66 (3.66%) Node.js
9 55 (3.05%) REST
10 49 (2.72%) XML
11 48 (2.66%) Kafka
12 34 (1.89%) RESTful
13 32 (1.78%) PySpark
14 28 (1.55%) HTML5
14 28 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
15 25 (1.39%) SOAP
16 23 (1.28%) Redux
17 21 (1.17%) Spring
18 19 (1.05%) .NET Framework
19 18 (1.00%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 263 (14.59%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (6.83%) User Experience
3 75 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.44%) Fixed Income
5 56 (3.11%) Algorithms
5 56 (3.11%) Data Structures
6 52 (2.89%) Derivative
7 50 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 31 (1.72%) Blog
11 28 (1.55%) Cloud Native
11 28 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 27 (1.50%) Public Cloud
12 27 (1.50%) Social Media
13 26 (1.44%) Equities
13 26 (1.44%) Mobile App
14 19 (1.05%) Credit Risk
14 19 (1.05%) NHS
14 19 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 108 (5.99%) Windows
2 99 (5.49%) Linux
3 63 (3.50%) Unix
4 22 (1.22%) VMS
5 17 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.83%) Android
6 15 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 14 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.11%) Debian
12 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.055%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.055%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 640 (35.52%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (24.92%) Business Intelligence
3 361 (20.03%) Data Analytics
4 297 (16.48%) Data Modelling
5 272 (15.09%) DevOps
6 263 (14.59%) Data Science
7 242 (13.43%) Scrum
8 221 (12.26%) ETL
9 209 (11.60%) Visualisation
10 196 (10.88%) Machine Learning
11 174 (9.66%) Data Analysis
12 140 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 137 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
14 133 (7.38%) Data Management
15 127 (7.05%) Decision-Making
16 122 (6.77%) Software Engineering
17 121 (6.71%) Artificial Intelligence
18 116 (6.44%) Migration
19 113 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
20 107 (5.94%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 584 (32.41%) SQL
2 469 (26.03%) Python
3 235 (13.04%) Java
4 161 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 116 (6.44%) R
6 106 (5.88%) C#
7 69 (3.83%) PowerShell
8 61 (3.39%) C++
9 59 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 57 (3.16%) Scala
11 46 (2.55%) Shell Script
11 46 (2.55%) T-SQL
12 42 (2.33%) TypeScript
13 37 (2.05%) VBA
14 30 (1.66%) Perl
15 29 (1.61%) Bash Shell
16 24 (1.33%) C
17 19 (1.05%) Go
18 18 (1.00%) Apex Code
19 16 (0.89%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 187 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 151 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 135 (7.49%) Degree
4 26 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.28%) PhD
6 21 (1.17%) CISM
7 17 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 13 (0.72%) ISEB
9 12 (0.67%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.61%) CISSP
10 11 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
12 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.39%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.28%) CCNA
14 5 (0.28%) CCNP
14 5 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
15 4 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.99%) Data Quality
2 50 (2.77%) QA
3 33 (1.83%) GDPR
4 16 (0.89%) SLA
5 15 (0.83%) COBIT
6 13 (0.72%) PMO
7 9 (0.50%) HL7
7 9 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.33%) NIST
9 5 (0.28%) GxP
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.28%) WCAG
10 4 (0.22%) IFRS
10 4 (0.22%) P3O
10 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
13 1 (0.055%) Basel II
13 1 (0.055%) CDISC
System Software
1 91 (5.05%) Docker
2 31 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (1.28%) HDFS
4 8 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.22%) NFS
6 3 (0.17%) vSphere
7 2 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.055%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.055%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.055%) Snort
8 1 (0.055%) UAG
8 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.055%) XenApp
8 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (4.77%) Kubernetes
2 54 (3.00%) Terraform
3 42 (2.33%) Ansible
4 17 (0.94%) SCCM
5 15 (0.83%) Puppet
6 14 (0.78%) Kibana
7 10 (0.55%) Grafana
7 10 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.44%) Oozie
9 7 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.28%) CloudForms
10 5 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.28%) logstash
10 5 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (0.28%) SCOM
10 5 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.22%) Istio
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 286 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 188 (10.43%) Google
3 162 (8.99%) Tableau
4 132 (7.33%) Oracle
5 119 (6.60%) SAP
6 65 (3.61%) Informatica
7 59 (3.27%) Adobe
8 57 (3.16%) Databricks
9 47 (2.61%) Cloudera
10 42 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (2.00%) Talend
12 32 (1.78%) Splunk
13 30 (1.66%) Alteryx
13 30 (1.66%) Teradata
14 28 (1.55%) IBM
15 22 (1.22%) Hortonworks
16 20 (1.11%) Bloomberg
17 15 (0.83%) Cisco
17 15 (0.83%) Red Hat
18 14 (0.78%) Cognos