Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 47 49
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Analytics 3,163 4,553 4,381
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 5.01% 4.68% 4.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.91% 5.36% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,089 3,011 2,922
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £465 £450
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £26.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +15.78% +19.00%
10th Percentile £16.93 £13.45 £13.30
90th Percentile £54.00 £49.38 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £27.36 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.01% -8.82% +41.18%

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 53,522 84,983 87,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.85% 87.31% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,117 56,265 58,120
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,902 2,151 2,217
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.33 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +6.50% -8.62%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -10.00%

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 29 March 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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 +8 2,945 £500 - 1,016
London +6 1,655 £525 - 491
UK excluding London +15 1,435 £465 - 586
South East +12 558 £475 -3.31% 126
North of England +3 253 £480 +6.67% 177
Midlands +24 204 £425 -5.56% 102
South West +41 132 £500 - 68
East of England -6 131 £475 -5.00% 53
North West +2 114 £475 - 108
West Midlands +16 109 £425 -8.11% 69
Scotland -18 107 £450 +5.88% 44
Yorkshire +5 102 £474 +11.60% 49
Work from Home +12 99 £550 +17.02% 55
East Midlands +29 93 £450 - 33
Wales +34 39 £375 -16.67% 13
North East +14 38 £544 +27.94% 20
Northern Ireland +11 17 £450 +49.38% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1,114 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 1,030 (32.56%) SQL
3 830 (26.24%) Business Intelligence
4 765 (24.19%) Azure
5 761 (24.06%) Finance
6 657 (20.77%) Python
7 632 (19.98%) Data Analytics
8 558 (17.64%) Microsoft
9 531 (16.79%) Data Modelling
10 513 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
11 465 (14.70%) AWS
12 451 (14.26%) Data Science
13 434 (13.72%) Power Platform
13 434 (13.72%) Visualisation
14 430 (13.59%) Big Data
15 423 (13.37%) Power BI
16 403 (12.74%) DevOps
17 388 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
18 372 (11.76%) Scrum
19 357 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
20 344 (10.88%) Java
21 342 (10.81%) ETL
22 340 (10.75%) Machine Learning
23 332 (10.50%) Google
24 309 (9.77%) Data Lake
25 295 (9.33%) Tableau
26 293 (9.26%) JavaScript
27 271 (8.57%) Degree
28 255 (8.06%) Migration
29 252 (7.97%) Marketing

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
1 216 (6.83%) Apache Spark
2 107 (3.38%) SAS
3 87 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 73 (2.31%) CMS
5 70 (2.21%) Apache
6 69 (2.18%) Confluence
7 50 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 35 (1.11%) Jupyter
10 30 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 27 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 26 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
13 15 (0.47%) IIS
14 11 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 9 (0.28%) nginx
15 9 (0.28%) WordPress
16 8 (0.25%) Anypoint
17 7 (0.22%) Drupal
18 6 (0.19%) Luigi
Applications
1 186 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.95%) Sketch
6 19 (0.60%) SPSS
7 13 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (0.32%) InVision
9 10 (0.32%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.25%) Chatbot
11 7 (0.22%) UserZoom
12 6 (0.19%) Stata
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.13%) Zeplin
14 2 (0.063%) Adobe XD
15 1 (0.032%) InDesign
15 1 (0.032%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 41 (1.30%) FINCAD Analytics
2 29 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
3 20 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 18 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.57%) SAP ERP
5 14 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
5 14 (0.44%) Endur
5 14 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
6 12 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
6 12 (0.38%) SAP MDM
7 11 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.35%) SAP MDG
8 9 (0.28%) Markit EDM
8 9 (0.28%) PolarLake
9 8 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
9 8 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
10 7 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.19%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 765 (24.19%) Azure
2 465 (14.70%) AWS
3 434 (13.72%) Power Platform
4 228 (7.21%) GCP
5 197 (6.23%) Google Analytics
6 139 (4.39%) PaaS
7 106 (3.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 88 (2.78%) Serverless
9 76 (2.40%) IaaS
10 72 (2.28%) GitHub
11 71 (2.24%) SaaS
12 69 (2.18%) Adobe Analytics
13 62 (1.96%) Amazon S3
14 57 (1.80%) Office 365
15 51 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
16 50 (1.58%) AWS Step Functions
16 50 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
17 46 (1.45%) Data Lake Analytics
18 41 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
19 37 (1.17%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.17%) Firewall
2 34 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 32 (1.01%) HTTP
4 30 (0.95%) Internet
5 29 (0.92%) DNS
6 25 (0.79%) SSL
7 22 (0.70%) Intranet
8 21 (0.66%) Skype
9 18 (0.57%) Network Security
10 16 (0.51%) VPN
11 13 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
11 13 (0.41%) SAN
12 12 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (0.35%) WAN
14 9 (0.28%) Link 16
14 9 (0.28%) NAS
14 9 (0.28%) VoIP
15 8 (0.25%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.25%) Wireshark
16 7 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (13.59%) Big Data
2 423 (13.37%) Power BI
3 388 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
4 309 (9.77%) Data Lake
5 243 (7.68%) SQL Server
6 233 (7.37%) Hadoop
7 220 (6.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 216 (6.83%) NoSQL
9 161 (5.09%) Relational Database
10 107 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
11 106 (3.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 104 (3.29%) Amazon Redshift
13 102 (3.22%) MongoDB
14 90 (2.85%) Data Mining
15 84 (2.66%) Azure SQL Database
16 83 (2.62%) Amazon Athena
17 78 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 74 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
19 71 (2.24%) Apache Hive
20 69 (2.18%) HBase
Development Applications
1 217 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 149 (4.71%) Jenkins
3 139 (4.39%) JIRA
4 85 (2.69%) Visual Studio
5 56 (1.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 46 (1.45%) Selenium
7 45 (1.42%) Artifactory
7 45 (1.42%) Maven
8 38 (1.20%) Cucumber
9 31 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 29 (0.92%) JUnit
11 26 (0.82%) Bitbucket
12 22 (0.70%) Gatling
12 22 (0.70%) GitLab
12 22 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 20 (0.63%) Subversion
14 18 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
14 18 (0.57%) RStudio
14 18 (0.57%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 761 (24.06%) Finance
2 252 (7.97%) Marketing
3 186 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 170 (5.37%) Banking
5 166 (5.25%) Front Office
6 111 (3.51%) Retail
7 87 (2.75%) Legal
8 66 (2.09%) Telecoms
9 55 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 54 (1.71%) Publishing
11 53 (1.68%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.04%) Investment Banking
13 26 (0.82%) Law
14 23 (0.73%) Advertising
15 22 (0.70%) Electronics
16 19 (0.60%) Local Government
17 18 (0.57%) Games
18 15 (0.47%) Military
19 14 (0.44%) Automotive
19 14 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 647 (20.46%) Developer
2 569 (17.99%) Analyst
3 399 (12.61%) Architect
4 216 (6.83%) Data Analyst
4 216 (6.83%) Data Engineer
5 173 (5.47%) Business Analyst
6 165 (5.22%) Data Architect
7 163 (5.15%) Consultant
8 155 (4.90%) Data Scientist
9 113 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 109 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 107 (3.38%) Solutions Architect
12 104 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 102 (3.22%) Azure Engineer
14 95 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 87 (2.75%) Designer
16 84 (2.66%) Java Developer
17 78 (2.47%) SQL Developer
18 70 (2.21%) Python Developer
19 63 (1.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (5.72%) Web Services
2 180 (5.69%) HTML
3 128 (4.05%) .NET
4 126 (3.98%) Node.js
5 123 (3.89%) CSS
6 114 (3.60%) React
7 112 (3.54%) XML
8 103 (3.26%) Kafka
9 93 (2.94%) AngularJS
10 86 (2.72%) JSON
11 66 (2.09%) REST
12 51 (1.61%) PySpark
13 49 (1.55%) J2EE
14 47 (1.49%) NumPy
15 46 (1.45%) HTML5
15 46 (1.45%) RESTful
16 44 (1.39%) Natural Language Processing
17 42 (1.33%) Pandas
18 40 (1.26%) TensorFlow
19 38 (1.20%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 513 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 220 (6.96%) User Experience
3 137 (4.33%) Management Information System
4 122 (3.86%) Data Structures
5 106 (3.35%) Algorithms
6 104 (3.29%) Derivative
7 102 (3.22%) Fixed Income
8 85 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 77 (2.43%) Hedge funds
10 73 (2.31%) Public Cloud
11 67 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
12 66 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
13 56 (1.77%) NHS
14 54 (1.71%) Equity Derivative
15 52 (1.64%) Equities
16 48 (1.52%) Social Media
17 43 (1.36%) LIMS
18 42 (1.33%) e-Health
18 42 (1.33%) PACS
19 39 (1.23%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 167 (5.28%) Windows
2 152 (4.81%) Linux
3 71 (2.24%) Unix
4 40 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 39 (1.23%) Android
6 31 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 23 (0.73%) Windows Server
8 13 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.41%) VMS
9 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.19%) CentOS
10 6 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.032%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.032%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,114 (35.22%) Agile Software Development
2 830 (26.24%) Business Intelligence
3 632 (19.98%) Data Analytics
4 531 (16.79%) Data Modelling
5 451 (14.26%) Data Science
6 434 (13.72%) Visualisation
7 403 (12.74%) DevOps
8 372 (11.76%) Scrum
9 357 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 342 (10.81%) ETL
11 340 (10.75%) Machine Learning
12 255 (8.06%) Migration
13 244 (7.71%) Data Analysis
13 244 (7.71%) Data Management
14 232 (7.33%) Data Visualisation
15 231 (7.30%) Problem-Solving
16 219 (6.92%) Artificial Intelligence
17 209 (6.61%) Software Engineering
18 198 (6.26%) Project Management
19 196 (6.20%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,030 (32.56%) SQL
2 657 (20.77%) Python
3 344 (10.88%) Java
4 293 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 187 (5.91%) R
6 167 (5.28%) C#
7 129 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 129 (4.08%) Scala
8 73 (2.31%) T-SQL
9 71 (2.24%) C++
9 71 (2.24%) PL/SQL
10 60 (1.90%) C
11 41 (1.30%) Kotlin
12 39 (1.23%) Bash Shell
13 38 (1.20%) VBA
14 34 (1.07%) Perl
15 31 (0.98%) TypeScript
16 28 (0.89%) Ruby
17 25 (0.79%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 271 (8.57%) Degree
2 207 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 161 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.42%) PhD
5 44 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 41 (1.30%) Master's Degree
7 28 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 28 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
8 23 (0.73%) CISM
8 23 (0.73%) DV Cleared
9 17 (0.54%) CISSP
10 16 (0.51%) ISEB
11 14 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 13 (0.41%) AWS Certification
12 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (0.32%) DBS Check
14 9 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.28%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.28%) PMP
15 8 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (3.86%) Data Quality
2 105 (3.32%) QA
3 74 (2.34%) GDPR
4 42 (1.33%) HL7
5 28 (0.89%) IFRS
6 22 (0.70%) SLA
7 20 (0.63%) PMO
7 20 (0.63%) WCAG
8 16 (0.51%) COBIT
8 16 (0.51%) Solvency II
9 9 (0.28%) RMADS
10 8 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.19%) NIST
12 4 (0.13%) P3O
12 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.095%) IFRS 9
13 3 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 148 (4.68%) Docker
2 66 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
3 53 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 51 (1.61%) HDFS
5 11 (0.35%) Snort
6 10 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.095%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.063%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.063%) Firmware
8 2 (0.063%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.063%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.032%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.032%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.032%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.032%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 106 (3.35%) Kubernetes
2 101 (3.19%) Terraform
3 57 (1.80%) Ansible
4 34 (1.07%) Kibana
4 34 (1.07%) Puppet
5 28 (0.89%) Grafana
6 26 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
7 17 (0.54%) SCCM
7 17 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.32%) OSSEC
11 6 (0.19%) Kubeflow
11 6 (0.19%) logstash
11 6 (0.19%) Nagios
11 6 (0.19%) Packer
12 5 (0.16%) Oozie
13 4 (0.13%) CASB
13 4 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 558 (17.64%) Microsoft
2 332 (10.50%) Google
3 295 (9.33%) Tableau
4 236 (7.46%) Oracle
5 184 (5.82%) SAP
6 114 (3.60%) Adobe
7 90 (2.85%) Informatica
8 84 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
9 67 (2.12%) Databricks
10 56 (1.77%) Cloudera
11 55 (1.74%) Cognos
12 49 (1.55%) IBM
13 48 (1.52%) Talend
14 43 (1.36%) Alteryx
15 33 (1.04%) Splunk
16 31 (0.98%) Sybase
17 29 (0.92%) Hortonworks
17 29 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
18 24 (0.76%) Facebook
18 24 (0.76%) ServiceNow