Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 43 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing Analytics 1,581 4,326 4,418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 4.88% 5.13% 4.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.66% 5.93% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 2,800 2,837
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £700 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 69 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £26.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -1.59% -10.24%
10th Percentile £16.45 £10.65 £13.42
90th Percentile £50.39 £57.58 £54.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.40 £20.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year +12.77% -18.63% -18.15%

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 27,955 72,988 89,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.36% 86.56% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,657 47,917 59,113
Median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,001 2,275 2,401
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.93 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.29% +13.93% -10.64%
10th Percentile £12.36 £11.97 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.76% -14.58%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -2 1,392 £500 - 699
London -11 833 £525 - 327
UK excluding London -6 565 £450 - 429
Work from Home +13 305 £475 - 103
South East -1 158 £480 -1.54% 61
North of England 0 153 £455 +3.70% 139
Midlands +14 95 £425 -5.56% 81
North West +4 85 £500 +11.11% 88
West Midlands +9 63 £432 -4.00% 48
East of England +2 55 £513 -2.38% 58
Yorkshire +3 50 £450 +5.88% 39
South West +9 49 £457 -8.20% 24
Scotland -2 46 £421 -3.71% 39
East Midlands +14 32 £350 -22.22% 33
North East +5 21 £425 -2.86% 12
Wales +10 10 £500 +25.00% 14
Northern Ireland -1 2 £600 +158.06% 15

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 505 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (28.91%) SQL
3 450 (28.46%) Python
4 385 (24.35%) Azure
5 353 (22.33%) Finance
6 344 (21.76%) Business Intelligence
7 306 (19.35%) Data Analytics
8 255 (16.13%) Data Modelling
9 238 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
10 233 (14.74%) Microsoft
11 222 (14.04%) AWS
12 215 (13.60%) Java
13 212 (13.41%) DevOps
14 206 (13.03%) Data Science
15 193 (12.21%) Power Platform
16 190 (12.02%) Power BI
17 188 (11.89%) Machine Learning
18 187 (11.83%) Data Analysis
19 185 (11.70%) Visualisation
20 183 (11.57%) Big Data
21 181 (11.45%) ETL
22 172 (10.88%) Scrum
23 162 (10.25%) Security Cleared
24 153 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
25 151 (9.55%) Google
26 150 (9.49%) JavaScript
27 142 (8.98%) Marketing
28 135 (8.54%) GCP
29 131 (8.29%) Front Office
30 127 (8.03%) SAP

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
1 107 (6.77%) Apache Spark
2 45 (2.85%) Confluence
3 42 (2.66%) CMS
4 40 (2.53%) SAS
5 28 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 27 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 16 (1.01%) Apache
8 15 (0.95%) Apache Airflow
9 14 (0.89%) JBoss
9 14 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 13 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.76%) Apache Geronimo
11 12 (0.76%) Apache TomEE
11 12 (0.76%) Mule
11 12 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.51%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.38%) IIS
14 6 (0.38%) Jupyter
Applications
1 100 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.08%) Sketch
5 13 (0.82%) InVision
6 10 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.51%) Figma
9 7 (0.44%) Zeplin
10 6 (0.38%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.25%) UserZoom
12 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.13%) CATIA
12 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.063%) InDesign
13 1 (0.063%) SPSS
13 1 (0.063%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
2 11 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
3 10 (0.63%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 6 (0.38%) Workday HCM
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.25%) SessionCam
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.19%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.13%) Maximo
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.13%) Workfront
8 1 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 385 (24.35%) Azure
2 222 (14.04%) AWS
3 193 (12.21%) Power Platform
4 135 (8.54%) GCP
5 106 (6.70%) Google Analytics
6 60 (3.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 40 (2.53%) PaaS
8 38 (2.40%) Amazon S3
9 33 (2.09%) Serverless
10 26 (1.64%) Adobe Analytics
11 25 (1.58%) SaaS
12 22 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
12 22 (1.39%) OpenShift
13 21 (1.33%) GitHub
13 21 (1.33%) PowerApps
14 20 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
14 20 (1.27%) Google Tag Manager
15 19 (1.20%) Logic Apps
15 19 (1.20%) Office 365
16 18 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.39%) Firewall
2 18 (1.14%) SSL
3 17 (1.08%) DNS
4 14 (0.89%) Internet
5 12 (0.76%) Broadband
6 11 (0.70%) Skype
7 10 (0.63%) Network Security
7 10 (0.63%) VPN
8 8 (0.51%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.44%) DHCP
9 7 (0.44%) HTTP
9 7 (0.44%) Intranet
9 7 (0.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (0.38%) VoIP
10 6 (0.38%) Wireless
11 5 (0.32%) Kerberos
11 5 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (0.19%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.19%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (12.02%) Power BI
2 183 (11.57%) Big Data
3 153 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 125 (7.91%) Tableau
5 121 (7.65%) Data Lake
6 114 (7.21%) Hadoop
7 90 (5.69%) SQL Server
8 65 (4.11%) Apache Hive
9 63 (3.98%) Relational Database
10 62 (3.92%) NoSQL
11 49 (3.10%) Azure SQL Database
12 45 (2.85%) Amazon Redshift
13 42 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (2.59%) MySQL
15 34 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
16 31 (1.96%) SAP BW
16 31 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (1.90%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 30 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
18 27 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (6.96%) Git (software)
2 82 (5.19%) JIRA
3 76 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.71%) Cucumber
5 23 (1.45%) Selenium
6 15 (0.95%) Postman
7 14 (0.89%) JUnit
8 13 (0.82%) Toad
9 12 (0.76%) GitLab
10 11 (0.70%) SoapUI
11 10 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (0.57%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.57%) Subversion
12 9 (0.57%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.44%) Gatling
13 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (0.38%) CircleCI
14 6 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.38%) SpecFlow
14 6 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 353 (22.33%) Finance
2 142 (8.98%) Marketing
3 131 (8.29%) Front Office
4 115 (7.27%) Public Sector
5 113 (7.15%) Banking
6 63 (3.98%) Investment Banking
7 48 (3.04%) Telecoms
8 46 (2.91%) Retail
9 41 (2.59%) Legal
9 41 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
10 39 (2.47%) Manufacturing
11 31 (1.96%) Electronics
12 23 (1.45%) Publishing
13 22 (1.39%) Games
14 13 (0.82%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.76%) Billing
16 11 (0.70%) Law
17 10 (0.63%) Advertising
17 10 (0.63%) Back Office
17 10 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 325 (20.56%) Developer
2 230 (14.55%) Analyst
3 182 (11.51%) Architect
4 126 (7.97%) Data Engineer
5 108 (6.83%) Consultant
6 81 (5.12%) Data Architect
7 76 (4.81%) Data Analyst
8 67 (4.24%) Python Developer
9 53 (3.35%) Data Scientist
10 47 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
10 47 (2.97%) Business Analyst
10 47 (2.97%) Front Office Developer
11 46 (2.91%) JavaScript Developer
11 46 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
12 42 (2.66%) Designer
13 36 (2.28%) Java Developer
14 35 (2.21%) Project Manager
15 34 (2.15%) Performance Analyst
16 31 (1.96%) AWS Engineer
16 31 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (6.33%) Web Services
2 96 (6.07%) HTML
3 90 (5.69%) AngularJS
3 90 (5.69%) React
4 75 (4.74%) .NET
5 72 (4.55%) CSS
6 61 (3.86%) Node.js
7 60 (3.80%) JSON
8 46 (2.91%) XML
9 41 (2.59%) REST
10 37 (2.34%) HTML5
11 34 (2.15%) Kafka
12 27 (1.71%) Shiny
12 27 (1.71%) Vue.js
13 23 (1.45%) .NET Framework
14 22 (1.39%) PySpark
15 21 (1.33%) SOAP
16 19 (1.20%) Pandas
17 17 (1.08%) Spring
18 16 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 238 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (7.65%) User Experience
3 95 (6.01%) Fixed Income
4 87 (5.50%) Derivative
5 64 (4.05%) Data Structures
6 58 (3.67%) Equities
7 52 (3.29%) Algorithms
7 52 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 51 (3.23%) Management Information System
9 50 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
10 45 (2.85%) Blog
11 43 (2.72%) Hedge funds
12 40 (2.53%) Social Media
13 33 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
14 29 (1.83%) NHS
15 27 (1.71%) Mobile App
16 17 (1.08%) Cloud Native
16 17 (1.08%) Market Risk
17 16 (1.01%) Credit Risk
18 15 (0.95%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 95 (6.01%) Linux
2 77 (4.87%) Windows
3 39 (2.47%) Unix
4 14 (0.89%) Apple iOS
5 13 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.76%) Android
6 12 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.25%) VMS
10 3 (0.19%) Solaris
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.063%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (21.76%) Business Intelligence
3 306 (19.35%) Data Analytics
4 255 (16.13%) Data Modelling
5 212 (13.41%) DevOps
6 206 (13.03%) Data Science
7 188 (11.89%) Machine Learning
8 187 (11.83%) Data Analysis
9 185 (11.70%) Visualisation
10 181 (11.45%) ETL
11 172 (10.88%) Scrum
12 120 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
13 113 (7.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 108 (6.83%) Decision-Making
15 106 (6.70%) Artificial Intelligence
15 106 (6.70%) Software Engineering
16 97 (6.14%) Microservices
17 93 (5.88%) Migration
18 92 (5.82%) Data Architecture
19 90 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 457 (28.91%) SQL
2 450 (28.46%) Python
3 215 (13.60%) Java
4 150 (9.49%) JavaScript
5 114 (7.21%) R
6 78 (4.93%) C#
7 71 (4.49%) C++
8 50 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 48 (3.04%) Scala
10 39 (2.47%) Bash Shell
11 31 (1.96%) T-SQL
12 29 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 27 (1.71%) VBA
14 24 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 22 (1.39%) PL/SQL
16 16 (1.01%) C
16 16 (1.01%) Go
17 13 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 11 (0.70%) Perl
19 9 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 162 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 124 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 118 (7.46%) Degree
4 21 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.14%) PhD
6 16 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
7 15 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 12 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.63%) CISSP
9 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.57%) ISEB
11 8 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.38%) CCNA
13 6 (0.38%) CISM
14 5 (0.32%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.32%) MBA
15 4 (0.25%) CEH
15 4 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (5.06%) Data Quality
2 43 (2.72%) QA
3 23 (1.45%) SLA
4 20 (1.27%) GDPR
5 16 (1.01%) PMO
6 7 (0.44%) GxP
6 7 (0.44%) WCAG
7 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.19%) NIST
9 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Basel III
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
10 2 (0.13%) COSO
10 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.063%) GMP
11 1 (0.063%) NCSC
11 1 (0.063%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 75 (4.74%) Docker
2 29 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.95%) HDFS
4 10 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.25%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.063%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.063%) Firmware
8 1 (0.063%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.063%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.063%) UAG
8 1 (0.063%) vSphere
8 1 (0.063%) XenApp
8 1 (0.063%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 72 (4.55%) Kubernetes
2 41 (2.59%) Terraform
3 29 (1.83%) Ansible
4 17 (1.08%) SCCM
5 12 (0.76%) Puppet
6 10 (0.63%) Kibana
7 9 (0.57%) Grafana
8 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (0.38%) QRadar
10 5 (0.32%) CloudForms
10 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (0.32%) SCOM
10 5 (0.32%) WSUS
11 4 (0.25%) logstash
12 3 (0.19%) CASB
12 3 (0.19%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.19%) Istio
12 3 (0.19%) Oozie
Vendors
1 233 (14.74%) Microsoft
2 151 (9.55%) Google
3 127 (8.03%) SAP
4 89 (5.63%) Oracle
5 74 (4.68%) Databricks
6 65 (4.11%) Adobe
7 46 (2.91%) Splunk
8 31 (1.96%) Talend
8 31 (1.96%) Teradata
9 27 (1.71%) Alteryx
9 27 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.64%) IBM
11 23 (1.45%) Informatica
12 22 (1.39%) Cloudera
13 21 (1.33%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.08%) MuleSoft
15 16 (1.01%) Bloomberg
16 13 (0.82%) Sparx
16 13 (0.82%) VMware
17 12 (0.76%) Pega