Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 72 73
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1 +22
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4108 3330 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.98% 3.16% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.71% 3.76% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2636 2162 2012
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £643 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 46 53
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +20.00%
10th Percentile £17.30 £16.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £60.40 £46.00 £46.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +51.22% -26.13% +38.75%

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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

Contractor 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 22 November 2017. 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 +18 3826 £500 +11.11% 861
London +9 2465 £501 +5.37% 504
UK excluding London +27 1584 £440 +3.53% 397
South East +25 549 £450 +5.88% 100
North of England +53 316 £450 +7.78% 114
Midlands +3 237 £400 -10.11% 54
Scotland +29 182 £400 -1.54% 34
West Midlands -1 155 £400 -11.11% 35
East of England -1 146 £500 +42.86% 51
Yorkshire +40 144 £475 +18.75% 32
North West +5 141 £469 +7.14% 77
South West +4 108 £475 +29.69% 36
East Midlands +6 79 £450 +5.88% 19
North East +63 43 £531 +32.81% 5
Wales +28 31 £351 -22.00% 4
Northern Ireland -30 21 £409 -28.91% 4
Channel Islands +3 1 £500 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Analytics.

1 1149 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1097 (26.70%) Finance
3 1004 (24.44%) SQL
4 865 (21.06%) Business Intelligence
5 843 (20.52%) Data Analytics
6 770 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
7 716 (17.43%) Big Data
8 651 (15.85%) Python
9 577 (14.05%) Java
10 499 (12.15%) Marketing
11 489 (11.90%) Degree
12 475 (11.56%) Visualisation
13 467 (11.37%) Hadoop
14 459 (11.17%) Data Modelling
15 441 (10.74%) JavaScript
16 433 (10.54%) Google
17 421 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
18 413 (10.05%) Banking
19 400 (9.74%) User Experience
20 398 (9.69%) ETL
21 393 (9.57%) Oracle
22 389 (9.47%) Microsoft
23 386 (9.40%) Tableau
24 375 (9.13%) SQL Server
25 365 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
25 365 (8.89%) Apache Spark
26 359 (8.74%) Google Analytics
27 355 (8.64%) HTML
28 352 (8.57%) Linux
29 333 (8.11%) Scrum

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
1 365 (8.89%) Apache Spark
2 214 (5.21%) SAS
3 136 (3.31%) CMS
4 96 (2.34%) Confluence
5 82 (2.00%) Apache
6 64 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 56 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 45 (1.10%) JBoss
10 37 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 32 (0.78%) Apache Pig
12 26 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 26 (0.63%) WordPress
13 22 (0.54%) Drupal
14 18 (0.44%) ArcGIS
14 18 (0.44%) IIS
14 18 (0.44%) OpenStack
14 18 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
14 18 (0.44%) WildFly
15 15 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 321 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 99 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 81 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
4 56 (1.36%) Photoshop
5 48 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (1.05%) SPSS
7 38 (0.93%) MS Visio
8 31 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
9 15 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.32%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.12%) Weka
14 4 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.097%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.097%) LaTeX
14 4 (0.097%) Stata
15 3 (0.073%) InVision
16 2 (0.049%) EViews
16 2 (0.049%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 25 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
2 21 (0.51%) WebTrends
3 17 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.29%) Unica
7 11 (0.27%) SAP APO
8 10 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.19%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.17%) Eloqua
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 6 (0.15%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 359 (8.74%) Google Analytics
2 262 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 197 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (2.73%) Adobe Analytics
5 75 (1.83%) GitHub
6 70 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (1.17%) SaaS
8 44 (1.07%) PaaS
9 42 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 34 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
11 33 (0.80%) Office 365
12 31 (0.75%) IaaS
13 30 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
14 29 (0.71%) AdWords
14 29 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
15 28 (0.68%) Amazon Kinesis
16 27 (0.66%) Serverless
17 22 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 20 (0.49%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.19%) Firewall
2 83 (2.02%) Internet
3 41 (1.00%) LAN
3 41 (1.00%) WAN
4 35 (0.85%) SMS
5 32 (0.78%) VPN
6 31 (0.75%) HTTP
7 27 (0.66%) Bluetooth
8 26 (0.63%) 4G
8 26 (0.63%) LDAP
9 24 (0.58%) Kerberos
10 23 (0.56%) DNS
11 22 (0.54%) Network Security
11 22 (0.54%) TCP/IP
12 18 (0.44%) Skype
13 17 (0.41%) LTE
13 17 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.39%) 3G
15 15 (0.37%) SSL
16 12 (0.29%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 716 (17.43%) Big Data
2 467 (11.37%) Hadoop
3 421 (10.25%) Data Warehouse
4 375 (9.13%) SQL Server
5 216 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 211 (5.14%) Relational Database
7 199 (4.84%) Apache Hive
8 175 (4.26%) MongoDB
9 173 (4.21%) Power BI
10 170 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 135 (3.29%) HBase
12 132 (3.21%) BusinessObjects
13 121 (2.95%) QlikView
14 113 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 107 (2.60%) Data Mining
16 103 (2.51%) RDBMS
17 91 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
18 88 (2.14%) Data Lake
19 87 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 85 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 255 (6.21%) JIRA
2 220 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 132 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 63 (1.53%) Selenium
5 57 (1.39%) Subversion
6 50 (1.22%) JUnit
7 48 (1.17%) Maven
8 47 (1.14%) Visual Studio
9 40 (0.97%) Cucumber
10 37 (0.90%) Axure RP
11 35 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
12 31 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 30 (0.73%) Eclipse
14 29 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 28 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
16 27 (0.66%) Ant
16 27 (0.66%) ERwin
17 26 (0.63%) Bitbucket
17 26 (0.63%) Mocha
18 21 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 1097 (26.70%) Finance
2 499 (12.15%) Marketing
3 413 (10.05%) Banking
4 237 (5.77%) Retail
5 232 (5.65%) Front Office
6 168 (4.09%) Telecoms
7 106 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 103 (2.51%) Financial Institution
9 94 (2.29%) Legal
10 85 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 73 (1.78%) Publishing
12 63 (1.53%) Advertising
13 56 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 44 (1.07%) Electronics
15 43 (1.05%) Retail Banking
16 41 (1.00%) Games
17 25 (0.61%) Law
18 19 (0.46%) French Language
18 19 (0.46%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 975 (23.73%) Developer
2 894 (21.76%) Analyst
3 388 (9.44%) Architect
4 320 (7.79%) Business Analyst
5 271 (6.60%) Consultant
6 260 (6.33%) Data Analyst
7 184 (4.48%) Project Manager
8 167 (4.07%) Data Scientist
9 162 (3.94%) Data Architect
10 149 (3.63%) Java Developer
11 139 (3.38%) Data Engineer
12 125 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
13 122 (2.97%) Designer
14 119 (2.90%) Senior Developer
15 101 (2.46%) Analytics Developer
16 92 (2.24%) C# Developer
17 90 (2.19%) JavaScript Developer
18 89 (2.17%) Big Data Engineer
19 86 (2.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 82 (2.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (8.64%) HTML
2 283 (6.89%) CSS
3 208 (5.06%) AngularJS
4 189 (4.60%) Web Services
5 174 (4.24%) .NET
6 168 (4.09%) Kafka
7 143 (3.48%) Node.js
8 140 (3.41%) REST
9 130 (3.16%) HTML5
10 129 (3.14%) XML
11 127 (3.09%) JSON
12 125 (3.04%) jQuery
13 124 (3.02%) Spring
14 88 (2.14%) React
15 83 (2.02%) RESTful
16 80 (1.95%) CSS3
17 67 (1.63%) Ajax
17 67 (1.63%) D3.js
17 67 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 57 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 770 (18.74%) Analytical Skills
2 400 (9.74%) User Experience
3 183 (4.45%) Computer Science
4 147 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 126 (3.07%) Social Media
6 110 (2.68%) Derivative
7 106 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 98 (2.39%) Fixed Income
9 85 (2.07%) Algorithms
9 85 (2.07%) Data Structures
10 74 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 71 (1.73%) Equities
12 70 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 59 (1.44%) Market Risk
14 55 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 42 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 38 (0.93%) Fintech
17 37 (0.90%) Blog
18 34 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
19 33 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 352 (8.57%) Linux
2 206 (5.01%) Unix
3 170 (4.14%) Windows
4 57 (1.39%) Android
5 44 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 26 (0.63%) Ubuntu
7 24 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 20 (0.49%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.46%) CentOS
10 15 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.24%) Debian
12 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 7 (0.17%) SUSE
13 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.12%) Solaris
15 3 (0.073%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1149 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 865 (21.06%) Business Intelligence
3 843 (20.52%) Data Analytics
4 475 (11.56%) Visualisation
5 459 (11.17%) Data Modelling
6 398 (9.69%) ETL
7 365 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 333 (8.11%) Scrum
9 313 (7.62%) Data Analysis
10 306 (7.45%) Project Management
11 301 (7.33%) Machine Learning
12 283 (6.89%) DevOps
13 258 (6.28%) Data Visualisation
14 251 (6.11%) Web Analytics
15 219 (5.33%) CRM
16 211 (5.14%) E-Commerce
17 208 (5.06%) Data Management
18 206 (5.01%) Mathematics
19 186 (4.53%) Business Analysis
19 186 (4.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1004 (24.44%) SQL
2 651 (15.85%) Python
3 577 (14.05%) Java
4 441 (10.74%) JavaScript
5 319 (7.77%) R
6 275 (6.69%) C#
7 180 (4.38%) Scala
8 122 (2.97%) C++
9 101 (2.46%) VBA
10 89 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 83 (2.02%) Shell Script
12 67 (1.63%) Perl
13 57 (1.39%) PHP
14 46 (1.12%) C
15 43 (1.05%) PL/SQL
16 40 (0.97%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.90%) MATLAB
18 35 (0.85%) Ruby
19 32 (0.78%) PowerShell
20 26 (0.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 489 (11.90%) Degree
2 227 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 163 (3.97%) SC Cleared
4 65 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (1.41%) PhD
6 49 (1.19%) CISSP
7 40 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
8 39 (0.95%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 26 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 26 (0.63%) PMP
11 22 (0.54%) SANS
12 21 (0.51%) ISEB
13 20 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.29%) CEH
17 11 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (4.94%) Data Quality
2 145 (3.53%) QA
3 41 (1.00%) PMO
4 37 (0.90%) GDPR
5 30 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.58%) SLA
7 19 (0.46%) MiFID
8 18 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 14 (0.34%) GCP
10 12 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
11 11 (0.27%) IFRS
11 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.24%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.24%) WAI
13 9 (0.22%) EMIR
14 8 (0.19%) GxP
14 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
15 7 (0.17%) HL7
15 7 (0.17%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 103 (2.51%) Docker
2 79 (1.92%) HDFS
3 61 (1.48%) Apache Flume
4 44 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.24%) Samba
8 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.12%) XenApp
10 4 (0.097%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.073%) KVM
11 3 (0.073%) pfSense
11 3 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.049%) Firmware
12 2 (0.049%) IAG
12 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.049%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 89 (2.17%) Ansible
2 59 (1.44%) Puppet
3 43 (1.05%) Terraform
4 42 (1.02%) Oozie
5 39 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.71%) Kubernetes
7 25 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
7 25 (0.61%) Kibana
8 22 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (0.49%) Ambari
10 17 (0.41%) Prometheus
11 16 (0.39%) Grafana
11 16 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
12 12 (0.29%) SCCM
13 11 (0.27%) Data Guard
13 11 (0.27%) logstash
13 11 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
14 10 (0.24%) Control-M
14 10 (0.24%) QRadar
15 8 (0.19%) Nessus
Vendors
1 433 (10.54%) Google
2 393 (9.57%) Oracle
3 389 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 386 (9.40%) Tableau
5 242 (5.89%) SAP
6 199 (4.84%) Adobe
7 117 (2.85%) IBM
7 117 (2.85%) Splunk
8 115 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
9 92 (2.24%) Cognos
10 79 (1.92%) Informatica
11 63 (1.53%) Cloudera
12 57 (1.39%) Sitecore
13 54 (1.31%) Alteryx
13 54 (1.31%) Hortonworks
14 53 (1.29%) ServiceNow
15 47 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
16 44 (1.07%) TIBCO
17 38 (0.93%) Teradata
18 35 (0.85%) Talend