Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 46 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 +18
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,676 4,439 3,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.91% 4.39% 3.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.65% 5.09% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,026 2,940 2,246
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £298
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £457 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.50% +5.88% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 37
UK median hourly rate £32.16 £26.78 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.11% +21.70% -1.38%
10th Percentile £13.72 £13.30 £13.45
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.25 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.68 £25.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.57% +32.89% +22.58%

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 82,774 87,220 78,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 86.28% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,725 57,607 51,489
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £300 £294 £270
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,115 2,242 2,147
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.73 £50.00 £51.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.23 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% -15.02% -1.96%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Analytics in the UK

Analytics
Top 16 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 23 April 2019. 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 +3 4,394 £500 - 784
London +6 2,684 £525 - 390
UK excluding London +9 1,903 £457 +1.50% 443
South East +14 700 £475 +5.56% 106
North of England +19 404 £439 -2.50% 114
Midlands -11 241 £475 +5.56% 98
East of England +32 223 £490 +8.89% 36
Yorkshire +19 184 £425 -9.19% 41
North West +13 179 £469 +4.17% 67
Scotland +22 160 £425 +3.66% 33
West Midlands +4 159 £475 +5.56% 64
South West -24 127 £475 +11.76% 41
East Midlands -19 79 £450 +0.90% 34
North East -14 42 £425 - 6
Wales +11 30 £500 +7.82% 8
Northern Ireland +26 21 £215 -51.69% 8

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 1,652 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,446 (30.92%) SQL
3 1,160 (24.81%) Finance
4 1,004 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
5 980 (20.96%) Data Analytics
6 961 (20.55%) Python
7 879 (18.80%) Big Data
8 848 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 764 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
10 720 (15.40%) Data Science
11 714 (15.27%) Microsoft
12 617 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
13 612 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
14 601 (12.85%) Java
15 592 (12.66%) Google
16 587 (12.55%) Machine Learning
17 536 (11.46%) Data Modelling
18 526 (11.25%) JavaScript
19 499 (10.67%) Degree
20 497 (10.63%) DevOps
21 494 (10.56%) Visualisation
22 482 (10.31%) Hadoop
23 480 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
24 440 (9.41%) Marketing
25 435 (9.30%) Apache Spark
26 428 (9.15%) SQL Server
27 423 (9.05%) Scrum
28 417 (8.92%) HTML
29 413 (8.83%) ETL
30 401 (8.58%) Power BI

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
1 435 (9.30%) Apache Spark
2 186 (3.98%) SAS
3 154 (3.29%) Apache
4 153 (3.27%) CMS
5 131 (2.80%) SharePoint
6 107 (2.29%) Confluence
7 90 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
8 65 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 53 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 40 (0.86%) Jupyter
11 39 (0.83%) nginx
12 30 (0.64%) IIS
13 28 (0.60%) Apache Pig
13 28 (0.60%) Apache Solr
14 27 (0.58%) JBoss
14 27 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 26 (0.56%) Drupal
16 23 (0.49%) Skype for Business
17 19 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
18 16 (0.34%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 298 (6.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (2.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 88 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
4 69 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 43 (0.92%) InVision
6 42 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 39 (0.83%) SPSS
8 32 (0.68%) Chatbot
9 29 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
10 22 (0.47%) Stata
11 21 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
11 21 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
12 11 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
14 4 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.064%) InDesign
15 3 (0.064%) Weka
16 2 (0.043%) InfoPath
16 2 (0.043%) LaTeX
17 1 (0.021%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 37 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 37 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 16 (0.34%) SAP BPC
4 14 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 12 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 12 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.21%) FastStats
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 10 (0.21%) Primavera
6 10 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 9 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 9 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
8 8 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.17%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 848 (18.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 612 (13.09%) Amazon AWS
3 366 (7.83%) Google Analytics
4 278 (5.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 179 (3.83%) PaaS
6 158 (3.38%) Adobe Analytics
7 138 (2.95%) GitHub
8 123 (2.63%) Serverless
9 100 (2.14%) IaaS
10 98 (2.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 97 (2.07%) SaaS
12 90 (1.92%) Amazon EMR
13 85 (1.82%) Amazon S3
14 75 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
15 62 (1.33%) Office 365
16 58 (1.24%) Google Tag Manager
17 55 (1.18%) Data Lake Analytics
18 54 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
19 48 (1.03%) Azure Functions
20 41 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 81 (1.73%) Firewall
2 64 (1.37%) Internet
3 55 (1.18%) SSL
4 47 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 46 (0.98%) HTTP
6 40 (0.86%) DNS
7 33 (0.71%) VPN
8 29 (0.62%) Skype
9 25 (0.53%) WAN
10 21 (0.45%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.34%) DHCP
11 16 (0.34%) Network Security
12 15 (0.32%) LAN
13 12 (0.26%) VLAN
13 12 (0.26%) WebEx
14 10 (0.21%) SSH
15 9 (0.19%) BGP
15 9 (0.19%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (0.19%) SAN
15 9 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 879 (18.80%) Big Data
2 617 (13.20%) Data Warehouse
3 482 (10.31%) Hadoop
4 428 (9.15%) SQL Server
5 401 (8.58%) Power BI
6 273 (5.84%) NoSQL
7 268 (5.73%) Data Lake
8 252 (5.39%) Apache Hive
9 247 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 189 (4.04%) Relational Database
11 171 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 120 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 119 (2.54%) MySQL
14 113 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
15 105 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
15 105 (2.25%) Data Mining
16 94 (2.01%) Azure SQL Database
17 92 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 91 (1.95%) Star Schema
19 89 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 314 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 282 (6.03%) JIRA
3 266 (5.69%) Jenkins
4 143 (3.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 111 (2.37%) Visual Studio
6 96 (2.05%) Selenium
7 64 (1.37%) Axure RP
8 62 (1.33%) Maven
9 56 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 53 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 53 (1.13%) TeamCity
11 46 (0.98%) Ant
12 43 (0.92%) gulp
13 38 (0.81%) Subversion
14 35 (0.75%) Grunt
14 35 (0.75%) JUnit
14 35 (0.75%) SpecFlow
15 34 (0.73%) Eclipse
15 34 (0.73%) IntelliJ
16 33 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,160 (24.81%) Finance
2 440 (9.41%) Marketing
3 357 (7.63%) Banking
4 275 (5.88%) Retail
5 167 (3.57%) Front Office
6 129 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 110 (2.35%) Legal
8 78 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 78 (1.67%) Law
9 68 (1.45%) Publishing
10 56 (1.20%) Advertising
11 51 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
12 46 (0.98%) Financial Institution
13 45 (0.96%) Manufacturing
14 33 (0.71%) Back Office
15 28 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 18 (0.38%) Games
17 17 (0.36%) General Ledger
18 16 (0.34%) Automotive
18 16 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,000 (21.39%) Developer
2 800 (17.11%) Analyst
3 495 (10.59%) Architect
4 370 (7.91%) Data Engineer
5 255 (5.45%) Consultant
6 237 (5.07%) Data Scientist
7 230 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 218 (4.66%) Data Analyst
9 189 (4.04%) Data Architect
10 156 (3.34%) Project Manager
11 152 (3.25%) Designer
12 142 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
13 138 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
14 126 (2.69%) Java Developer
15 117 (2.50%) Python Engineer
16 115 (2.46%) Big Data Engineer
17 107 (2.29%) Azure Engineer
18 95 (2.03%) UX Designer
19 92 (1.97%) Senior Developer
20 86 (1.84%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (8.92%) HTML
2 295 (6.31%) CSS
3 234 (5.00%) .NET
4 223 (4.77%) Kafka
5 213 (4.56%) Web Services
6 208 (4.45%) XML
7 191 (4.08%) REST
8 185 (3.96%) AngularJS
8 185 (3.96%) HTML5
9 159 (3.40%) JSON
10 152 (3.25%) Node.js
11 148 (3.17%) SOAP
12 144 (3.08%) jQuery
13 123 (2.63%) React
14 110 (2.35%) RESTful
15 96 (2.05%) Natural Language Processing
16 78 (1.67%) TensorFlow
17 74 (1.58%) Spring
18 73 (1.56%) PySpark
19 71 (1.52%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 764 (16.34%) Analytical Skills
2 395 (8.45%) User Experience
3 217 (4.64%) Algorithms
4 164 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 117 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 116 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 108 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 100 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
9 84 (1.80%) Fintech
10 80 (1.71%) NHS
11 75 (1.60%) Social Media
12 70 (1.50%) Derivative
13 55 (1.18%) Equities
14 54 (1.15%) Hedge funds
15 52 (1.11%) Data Centre
16 51 (1.09%) e-Health
16 51 (1.09%) LIMS
16 51 (1.09%) PACS
16 51 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 48 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 293 (6.27%) Linux
2 222 (4.75%) Windows
3 130 (2.78%) Unix
4 66 (1.41%) Android
5 57 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 55 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 51 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 50 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (0.62%) CentOS
10 22 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.19%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.13%) Solaris
14 5 (0.11%) VMS
15 4 (0.086%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.064%) Debian
16 3 (0.064%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.043%) HPUX
17 2 (0.043%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,652 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,004 (21.47%) Business Intelligence
3 980 (20.96%) Data Analytics
4 720 (15.40%) Data Science
5 587 (12.55%) Machine Learning
6 536 (11.46%) Data Modelling
7 497 (10.63%) DevOps
8 494 (10.56%) Visualisation
9 480 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
10 423 (9.05%) Scrum
11 413 (8.83%) ETL
12 390 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 321 (6.86%) Decision-Making
14 312 (6.67%) Data Analysis
15 308 (6.59%) Project Management
16 299 (6.39%) Data Visualisation
17 298 (6.37%) Artificial Intelligence
18 293 (6.27%) Migration
19 268 (5.73%) Data Management
20 258 (5.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,446 (30.92%) SQL
2 961 (20.55%) Python
3 601 (12.85%) Java
4 526 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 355 (7.59%) R
6 309 (6.61%) C#
7 194 (4.15%) Scala
8 181 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 159 (3.40%) T-SQL
10 132 (2.82%) C++
11 104 (2.22%) PL/SQL
12 82 (1.75%) Bash Shell
12 82 (1.75%) Perl
13 77 (1.65%) VBA
14 74 (1.58%) MATLAB
15 71 (1.52%) C
16 63 (1.35%) Ruby
17 60 (1.28%) TypeScript
18 50 (1.07%) PHP
19 40 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 499 (10.67%) Degree
2 262 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 195 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 112 (2.40%) Master's Degree
5 96 (2.05%) PhD
6 68 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 38 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
8 31 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.62%) CISSP
10 24 (0.51%) CISM
11 23 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 22 (0.47%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.36%) PMP
15 15 (0.32%) MBA
15 15 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
16 14 (0.30%) ISEB
17 11 (0.24%) CISA
18 9 (0.19%) AWS Certification
19 7 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 214 (4.58%) Data Quality
2 185 (3.96%) QA
3 75 (1.60%) GDPR
4 51 (1.09%) HL7
5 37 (0.79%) PMO
6 31 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (0.51%) IFRS
7 24 (0.51%) SLA
8 23 (0.49%) Actionable Recommendations
9 10 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.17%) COBIT
10 8 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 8 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 6 (0.13%) COSO
11 6 (0.13%) IFRS 9
11 6 (0.13%) WCAG
12 5 (0.11%) Basel III
13 3 (0.064%) GxP
14 2 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 250 (5.35%) Docker
2 106 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 62 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
4 52 (1.11%) Apache Flume
5 47 (1.01%) HDFS
6 28 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 11 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 8 (0.17%) Varnish
9 7 (0.15%) Squid
9 7 (0.15%) vSphere
9 7 (0.15%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.11%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 4 (0.086%) Firmware
11 4 (0.086%) NFS
12 3 (0.064%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.064%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.043%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 196 (4.19%) Kubernetes
2 99 (2.12%) Terraform
3 95 (2.03%) Puppet
4 90 (1.92%) Ansible
5 63 (1.35%) Oozie
6 49 (1.05%) Kibana
7 41 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (0.75%) Grafana
9 28 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
10 21 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
11 18 (0.38%) Nagios
11 18 (0.38%) SCCM
12 15 (0.32%) Matomo
13 14 (0.30%) ZABBIX
14 13 (0.28%) Graphite
15 11 (0.24%) HP ALM
15 11 (0.24%) logstash
15 11 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (0.21%) CASB
16 10 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 714 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 592 (12.66%) Google
3 335 (7.16%) Oracle
4 319 (6.82%) Tableau
5 316 (6.76%) Adobe
6 175 (3.74%) SAP
7 112 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 111 (2.37%) Cloudera
9 83 (1.78%) Databricks
10 78 (1.67%) Splunk
11 74 (1.58%) ServiceNow
12 71 (1.52%) IBM
13 68 (1.45%) Hortonworks
14 55 (1.18%) Alteryx
15 54 (1.15%) Informatica
16 49 (1.05%) Cognos
17 46 (0.98%) Cisco
18 43 (0.92%) VMware
19 40 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
19 40 (0.86%) Teradata