Period
to 21 January 2022

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 21 January 2022 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
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 45 46
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Analytics 5,556 2,059 3,683
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.36% 4.96% 5.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.13% 5.68% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,811 1,393 2,382
10th Percentile £375 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £450 £463
% change year-on-year +9.44% -2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 44
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.88 £15.61
25th Percentile £17.32 £19.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 £24.75
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +41.41% -9.52%
75th Percentile £47.75 £55.68 £41.13
90th Percentile £57.50 £64.50 £81.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.49 £42.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -51.79% +93.18% -19.58%

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 77,954 36,222 63,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.20% 87.20% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,756 24,750 42,186
10th Percentile £325 £300 £281
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £431
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.39% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,612 1,168 1,933
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.97 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £15.97 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.27% +30.95% -3.49%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.40 £19.71
% change year-on-year -13.93% +23.80% -6.14%

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 21 January 2022.

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 21 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Top 18 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 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +8 4,464 £570 +14.00% 1,482
London +18 3,042 £580 +10.48% 762
Work from Home +11 1,626 £550 +10.00% 330
UK excluding London +10 1,351 £493 +9.44% 775
South East +8 393 £500 +7.82% 182
North of England -15 287 £500 +9.59% 221
Midlands +4 210 £513 +18.63% 141
Scotland +16 183 £450 +10.43% 59
West Midlands +7 159 £523 +10.17% 92
North West -27 139 £525 +5.00% 122
South West 0 136 £475 -9.52% 68
Yorkshire +10 127 £475 +5.56% 80
East of England +2 105 £463 -7.50% 88
East Midlands -22 47 £500 +26.26% 48
Wales -8 34 £513 +12.95% 6
North East -3 22 £500 +11.11% 19
Northern Ireland - 10 £460 - 11
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 1,917 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,700 (30.60%) SQL
3 1,652 (29.73%) Azure
4 1,574 (28.33%) Finance
5 1,558 (28.04%) Python
6 1,290 (23.22%) Social Skills
7 1,286 (23.15%) Business Intelligence
8 1,247 (22.44%) Data Analytics
9 1,031 (18.56%) AWS
10 902 (16.23%) DevOps
11 823 (14.81%) Data Modelling
12 804 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
13 793 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
14 781 (14.06%) Microsoft
15 776 (13.97%) Visualisation
16 762 (13.71%) Power Platform
17 747 (13.44%) Power BI
18 726 (13.07%) ETL
19 699 (12.58%) Java
20 686 (12.35%) CI/CD
21 647 (11.65%) Big Data
22 586 (10.55%) Scrum
23 575 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
24 534 (9.61%) Data Science
25 524 (9.43%) Google
26 494 (8.89%) Data Analysis
26 494 (8.89%) JavaScript
27 493 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
28 492 (8.86%) Marketing
29 474 (8.53%) Software Engineering

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
1 366 (6.59%) Apache Spark
2 176 (3.17%) Confluence
3 146 (2.63%) SAS
4 134 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 94 (1.69%) CMS
6 90 (1.62%) Apache
7 88 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 73 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
9 67 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 36 (0.65%) IIS
11 35 (0.63%) Jupyter
12 20 (0.36%) nginx
13 19 (0.34%) Luigi
14 13 (0.23%) Apache Pulsar
14 13 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
15 12 (0.22%) WordPress
16 11 (0.20%) OpenStack
17 10 (0.18%) Anypoint
17 10 (0.18%) Appian
18 9 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 329 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 50 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.70%) Sketch
5 34 (0.61%) Chatbot
6 25 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 22 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 20 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 15 (0.27%) SPSS
10 14 (0.25%) InVision
11 7 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
12 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
12 6 (0.11%) Zeplin
13 4 (0.072%) Marvel
14 3 (0.054%) Adobe XD
15 2 (0.036%) MadCap Flare
15 2 (0.036%) SPSS Modeler
15 2 (0.036%) Stata
15 2 (0.036%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 36 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
2 30 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.54%) Sentinel
3 24 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
4 18 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 14 (0.25%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 12 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.14%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.11%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.11%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.090%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.090%) SAP FI
11 4 (0.072%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.072%) Primavera
11 4 (0.072%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.072%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.072%) SAP FI-GL
11 4 (0.072%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1,652 (29.73%) Azure
2 1,031 (18.56%) AWS
3 762 (13.71%) Power Platform
4 468 (8.42%) GCP
5 314 (5.65%) Google Analytics
6 312 (5.62%) Azure Data Factory
7 237 (4.27%) Serverless
8 229 (4.12%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 198 (3.56%) Azure Monitor
10 197 (3.55%) PaaS
11 185 (3.33%) GitHub
12 148 (2.66%) Snowflake
13 137 (2.47%) Amazon S3
14 126 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
15 124 (2.23%) IaaS
16 120 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
17 118 (2.12%) Microsoft 365
18 115 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
18 115 (2.07%) SaaS
19 113 (2.03%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 102 (1.84%) Firewall
2 62 (1.12%) Network Security
3 47 (0.85%) Internet
4 39 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
4 39 (0.70%) VPN
5 33 (0.59%) BGP
6 32 (0.58%) DNS
7 31 (0.56%) WAN
8 26 (0.47%) LAN
9 19 (0.34%) Intranet
10 18 (0.32%) SMS
11 17 (0.31%) HTTP
11 17 (0.31%) TCP/IP
12 16 (0.29%) DHCP
12 16 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
13 14 (0.25%) SSL
14 11 (0.20%) SD-WAN
15 10 (0.18%) RTMP
15 10 (0.18%) Wireless
16 9 (0.16%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 804 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
2 747 (13.44%) Power BI
3 647 (11.65%) Big Data
4 468 (8.42%) Tableau
5 461 (8.30%) Data Lake
6 355 (6.39%) SQL Server
7 302 (5.44%) Hadoop
8 260 (4.68%) NoSQL
9 240 (4.32%) Metadata
10 230 (4.14%) Relational Database
11 179 (3.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 168 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
12 168 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 152 (2.74%) BigQuery
14 144 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
15 132 (2.38%) Apache Hive
16 128 (2.30%) MySQL
17 118 (2.12%) MongoDB
18 108 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
19 105 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 355 (6.39%) Git (software)
1 355 (6.39%) JIRA
2 250 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 94 (1.69%) GitLab
4 66 (1.19%) Maven
5 64 (1.15%) ERwin
6 61 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 60 (1.08%) TeamCity
8 57 (1.03%) Selenium
9 56 (1.01%) Bitbucket
9 56 (1.01%) Cucumber
9 56 (1.01%) Visual Studio
10 40 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
10 40 (0.72%) Subversion
11 34 (0.61%) JUnit
11 34 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 32 (0.58%) SonarQube
13 28 (0.50%) Axure RP
13 28 (0.50%) Cypress.io
14 27 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
General
1 1,574 (28.33%) Finance
2 1,290 (23.22%) Social Skills
3 793 (14.27%) Analytical Skills
4 492 (8.86%) Marketing
5 435 (7.83%) Public Sector
6 424 (7.63%) Banking
7 297 (5.35%) Presentation Skills
8 239 (4.30%) Front Office
9 238 (4.28%) Retail
10 171 (3.08%) Investment Banking
11 146 (2.63%) Telecoms
12 141 (2.54%) Legal
13 125 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
14 118 (2.12%) Manufacturing
15 93 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
16 82 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 82 (1.48%) Publishing
17 71 (1.28%) Financial Institution
18 65 (1.17%) Law
19 64 (1.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,084 (19.51%) Developer
2 926 (16.67%) Analyst
3 740 (13.32%) Architect
4 566 (10.19%) Data Engineer
5 357 (6.43%) Data Analyst
6 329 (5.92%) Data Architect
7 247 (4.45%) Business Analyst
8 237 (4.27%) Consultant
9 235 (4.23%) Azure Engineer
10 225 (4.05%) Python Developer
11 215 (3.87%) Python Engineer
12 207 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
13 190 (3.42%) AWS Engineer
14 175 (3.15%) Software Engineer
15 166 (2.99%) Project Manager
16 149 (2.68%) Java Developer
17 135 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
18 129 (2.32%) Designer
19 128 (2.30%) Data Scientist
20 124 (2.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 337 (6.07%) React
2 314 (5.65%) HTML
3 279 (5.02%) .NET
4 244 (4.39%) Kafka
5 229 (4.12%) CSS
6 175 (3.15%) REST
7 133 (2.39%) Pandas
8 130 (2.34%) JSON
9 125 (2.25%) Node.js
10 112 (2.02%) NumPy
11 103 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 96 (1.73%) RESTful
13 91 (1.64%) .NET Framework
14 90 (1.62%) PySpark
14 90 (1.62%) XML
15 82 (1.48%) Web Services
16 80 (1.44%) Spring
17 74 (1.33%) Spring Boot
18 71 (1.28%) ARM Templates
19 67 (1.21%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 395 (7.11%) User Experience
2 183 (3.29%) Equities
3 167 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 147 (2.65%) Hedge funds
5 141 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 132 (2.38%) Derivative
7 131 (2.36%) Algorithms
8 124 (2.23%) Fixed Income
9 113 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
10 112 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
11 102 (1.84%) Public Cloud
12 96 (1.73%) Cloud Native
13 95 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 88 (1.58%) Mobile App
15 83 (1.49%) Virtual Team
16 81 (1.46%) Social Media
17 68 (1.22%) NHS
18 65 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
19 64 (1.15%) Reference Data
20 58 (1.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 310 (5.58%) Linux
2 231 (4.16%) Windows
3 140 (2.52%) Unix
4 71 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 47 (0.85%) Android
6 40 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 34 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 14 (0.25%) VMS
11 12 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.14%) zOS
14 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.090%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.072%) Solaris
16 4 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.054%) CentOS
17 3 (0.054%) Mesosphere
18 2 (0.036%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,917 (34.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1,286 (23.15%) Business Intelligence
3 1,247 (22.44%) Data Analytics
4 902 (16.23%) DevOps
5 823 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 776 (13.97%) Visualisation
7 726 (13.07%) ETL
8 686 (12.35%) CI/CD
9 586 (10.55%) Scrum
10 575 (10.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 534 (9.61%) Data Science
12 494 (8.89%) Data Analysis
13 493 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
14 474 (8.53%) Software Engineering
15 446 (8.03%) Data Engineering
16 428 (7.70%) Data Visualisation
17 421 (7.58%) Machine Learning
17 421 (7.58%) Migration
18 393 (7.07%) Decision-Making
19 392 (7.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,700 (30.60%) SQL
2 1,558 (28.04%) Python
3 699 (12.58%) Java
4 494 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 383 (6.89%) C#
6 289 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 252 (4.54%) R
8 226 (4.07%) TypeScript
9 224 (4.03%) Scala
10 134 (2.41%) Bash
10 134 (2.41%) C++
11 113 (2.03%) PL/SQL
12 108 (1.94%) T-SQL
13 99 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 87 (1.57%) C
15 69 (1.24%) VBA
16 54 (0.97%) Go
17 50 (0.90%) Perl
18 41 (0.74%) Kotlin
19 37 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 416 (7.49%) Degree
2 377 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 273 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 96 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 91 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 48 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 39 (0.70%) DV Cleared
8 35 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 31 (0.56%) PhD
10 28 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 23 (0.41%) CISSP
12 22 (0.40%) PMP
13 18 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
14 17 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
15 15 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (0.22%) MCSA
17 11 (0.20%) CIMA
17 11 (0.20%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (6.48%) Data Quality
2 254 (4.57%) QA
3 182 (3.28%) Accessibility
4 124 (2.23%) GDPR
5 54 (0.97%) PMO
6 37 (0.67%) SLA
7 33 (0.59%) HL7
8 23 (0.41%) NIST
9 21 (0.38%) IFRS
10 18 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 16 (0.29%) WCAG
12 13 (0.23%) Basel II
12 13 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 13 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
14 9 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.14%) COBIT
16 7 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
16 7 (0.13%) GLBA
17 6 (0.11%) GRC
System Software
1 365 (6.57%) Docker
2 158 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 64 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
4 63 (1.13%) HDFS
5 31 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 23 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.14%) RACF
8 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 5 (0.090%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 5 (0.090%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.072%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.072%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.072%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.072%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.072%) XenApp
11 4 (0.072%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.054%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 360 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 353 (6.35%) Terraform
3 172 (3.10%) Ansible
4 56 (1.01%) Grafana
5 43 (0.77%) Puppet
6 42 (0.76%) Kibana
7 40 (0.72%) Prometheus
8 33 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 26 (0.47%) logstash
10 25 (0.45%) Istio
11 22 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
12 21 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
13 20 (0.36%) SCCM
14 16 (0.29%) BladeLogic
15 15 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 13 (0.23%) Nagios
17 11 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
17 11 (0.20%) SCOM
18 10 (0.18%) Oozie
Vendors
1 781 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 524 (9.43%) Google
3 426 (7.67%) Databricks
4 320 (5.76%) Oracle
5 295 (5.31%) SAP
6 260 (4.68%) Adobe
7 136 (2.45%) Salesforce.com
8 122 (2.20%) Informatica
9 96 (1.73%) Splunk
10 93 (1.67%) Talend
11 80 (1.44%) IBM
12 64 (1.15%) Alteryx
13 57 (1.03%) ServiceNow
14 53 (0.95%) Teradata
15 51 (0.92%) Cloudera
16 41 (0.74%) VMware
17 38 (0.68%) Remedy
18 34 (0.61%) MuleSoft
19 28 (0.50%) Red Hat
20 27 (0.49%) Ab Initio