Period
to 19 September 2021

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 19 September 2021 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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 43 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,831 1,491 4,561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 6.16% 5.05% 5.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 5.79% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,215 1,046 2,889
10th Percentile £356 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £408 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £621 £600
90th Percentile £738 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +5.32% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 19 62
10th Percentile £13.64 £17.50 £10.30
25th Percentile £21.25 £20.38 £16.44
Median hourly rate £28.41 £25.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -24.81%
75th Percentile £37.25 £42.19 £43.65
90th Percentile £52.09 £52.51 £52.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £21.25 £22.47
% change year-on-year +27.06% -5.41% -23.85%

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 69,818 25,731 77,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 88.98% 87.07% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,205 17,257 51,937
10th Percentile £319 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,697 747 2,192
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.01 £11.51
25th Percentile £14.68 £16.02 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £26.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.77% +15.56% +16.02%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £56.70 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +20.56%

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021.

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 19 September 2021. 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 +17 3,953 £550 +10.00% 1,316
London +19 2,585 £563 +7.14% 649
UK excluding London +11 1,336 £495 +5.32% 729
Work from Home +1 1,300 £517 +3.40% 201
South East -1 394 £525 +5.00% 150
North of England +5 262 £475 +3.94% 229
Midlands -2 238 £520 +21.64% 131
West Midlands 0 188 £518 +18.97% 83
Scotland +13 180 £445 +3.49% 47
North West -5 136 £479 -4.25% 136
South West +24 119 £475 +1.96% 72
Yorkshire +6 108 £488 +14.71% 73
East of England -3 107 £361 -29.56% 75
East Midlands -20 47 £538 +53.57% 46
Wales +1 32 £475 -5.00% 14
North East -8 20 £450 +5.88% 20
Northern Ireland -4 5 - - 12
Isle of Man - 1 £750 -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2021, 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 1,611 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,538 (31.84%) SQL
3 1,411 (29.21%) Azure
4 1,315 (27.22%) Python
5 1,255 (25.98%) Finance
6 1,190 (24.63%) Social Skills
7 1,153 (23.87%) Business Intelligence
8 971 (20.10%) Data Analytics
9 846 (17.51%) Data Modelling
10 799 (16.54%) DevOps
11 788 (16.31%) AWS
12 769 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
13 710 (14.70%) Data Warehouse
14 701 (14.51%) Power Platform
15 678 (14.03%) Power BI
16 637 (13.19%) Java
16 637 (13.19%) Microsoft
17 605 (12.52%) Visualisation
18 573 (11.86%) ETL
19 534 (11.05%) Scrum
20 500 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
21 498 (10.31%) Data Science
22 494 (10.23%) Big Data
23 486 (10.06%) Marketing
24 469 (9.71%) Degree
25 448 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
26 444 (9.19%) Data Analysis
27 435 (9.00%) Databricks
28 426 (8.82%) Google
28 426 (8.82%) JavaScript

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
1 379 (7.85%) Apache Spark
2 194 (4.02%) SAS
3 136 (2.82%) Confluence
4 129 (2.67%) CMS
5 112 (2.32%) SharePoint
6 85 (1.76%) Apache
7 83 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
8 71 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 69 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 43 (0.89%) Jupyter
11 26 (0.54%) Luigi
12 22 (0.46%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.35%) Drupal
14 16 (0.33%) CICS
14 16 (0.33%) IIS
15 14 (0.29%) Apache Pig
16 13 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
18 10 (0.21%) MS Exchange
18 10 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 314 (6.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
3 66 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.72%) Sketch
5 28 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 27 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 20 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
8 19 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 15 (0.31%) Figma
10 13 (0.27%) InVision
11 11 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 11 (0.23%) SPSS
12 10 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
13 6 (0.12%) Oracle Smart View
13 6 (0.12%) Zeplin
14 5 (0.10%) Adobe XD
14 5 (0.10%) Marvel
15 4 (0.083%) UserZoom
16 3 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
17 1 (0.021%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.37%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 16 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 11 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.23%) Sentinel
7 10 (0.21%) HFM
7 10 (0.21%) Magento
7 10 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 10 (0.21%) Sprinklr
8 7 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 7 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.12%) Cloudability
9 6 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.10%) Oracle FAH
10 5 (0.10%) SAP MM
10 5 (0.10%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,411 (29.21%) Azure
2 788 (16.31%) AWS
3 701 (14.51%) Power Platform
4 371 (7.68%) GCP
5 330 (6.83%) Azure Data Factory
6 271 (5.61%) Serverless
7 250 (5.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 234 (4.84%) Google Analytics
9 142 (2.94%) Amazon S3
10 133 (2.75%) PaaS
11 132 (2.73%) Adobe Analytics
12 129 (2.67%) GitHub
13 128 (2.65%) Azure Functions
14 122 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
15 110 (2.28%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 100 (2.07%) Snowflake
17 98 (2.03%) SaaS
18 97 (2.01%) IaaS
19 76 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
20 75 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.47%) Firewall
2 38 (0.79%) Network Security
3 34 (0.70%) Internet
4 31 (0.64%) HTTP
5 30 (0.62%) VPN
6 27 (0.56%) DNS
7 22 (0.46%) LAN
7 22 (0.46%) WAN
8 20 (0.41%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 17 (0.35%) SSL
10 16 (0.33%) BGP
11 14 (0.29%) Intranet
12 10 (0.21%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.21%) MQTT
12 10 (0.21%) Radio Access Network
13 9 (0.19%) 5G
13 9 (0.19%) DHCP
14 8 (0.17%) CTI
15 7 (0.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (14.70%) Data Warehouse
2 678 (14.03%) Power BI
3 494 (10.23%) Big Data
4 423 (8.76%) Tableau
5 380 (7.87%) Data Lake
6 324 (6.71%) SQL Server
7 294 (6.09%) Hadoop
8 244 (5.05%) Relational Database
9 238 (4.93%) NoSQL
10 191 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
11 185 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
12 182 (3.77%) Metadata
13 145 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 132 (2.73%) Apache Hive
15 128 (2.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 125 (2.59%) BigQuery
17 118 (2.44%) MySQL
18 109 (2.26%) MongoDB
19 103 (2.13%) Amazon Redshift
20 102 (2.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 308 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 289 (5.98%) JIRA
3 278 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 87 (1.80%) GitLab
5 73 (1.51%) Maven
6 59 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 55 (1.14%) Cucumber
7 55 (1.14%) JUnit
8 52 (1.08%) Visual Studio
9 47 (0.97%) ERwin
10 45 (0.93%) PowerDesigner
11 44 (0.91%) Selenium
12 37 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
13 36 (0.75%) Artifactory
14 31 (0.64%) TeamCity
15 30 (0.62%) Jasmine
15 30 (0.62%) Mockito
16 29 (0.60%) Subversion
17 28 (0.58%) Cypress.io
18 25 (0.52%) Axure RP
General
1 1,255 (25.98%) Finance
2 1,190 (24.63%) Social Skills
3 769 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
4 486 (10.06%) Marketing
5 347 (7.18%) Banking
6 344 (7.12%) Public Sector
7 249 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
8 172 (3.56%) Retail
9 166 (3.44%) Front Office
10 126 (2.61%) Investment Banking
11 101 (2.09%) Telecoms
12 96 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
13 89 (1.84%) Legal
14 81 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
15 72 (1.49%) Manufacturing
16 60 (1.24%) Publishing
17 58 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
18 50 (1.03%) Advertising
19 49 (1.01%) Electronics
20 40 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 828 (17.14%) Developer
2 718 (14.86%) Analyst
3 677 (14.01%) Architect
4 512 (10.60%) Data Engineer
5 320 (6.62%) Data Architect
6 266 (5.51%) Consultant
7 256 (5.30%) Data Analyst
8 204 (4.22%) Azure Engineer
9 194 (4.02%) Business Analyst
10 172 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
11 148 (3.06%) Data Scientist
12 147 (3.04%) Project Manager
13 129 (2.67%) Designer
14 117 (2.42%) Azure Architect
15 116 (2.40%) Python Developer
16 115 (2.38%) DevOps Engineer
17 87 (1.80%) Java Developer
18 86 (1.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 82 (1.70%) Software Engineer
20 81 (1.68%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (5.20%) HTML
2 241 (4.99%) Kafka
3 236 (4.89%) React
4 202 (4.18%) CSS
5 201 (4.16%) .NET
6 155 (3.21%) Node.js
7 143 (2.96%) REST
8 136 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 134 (2.77%) Web Services
10 126 (2.61%) Spring
11 125 (2.59%) JSON
12 100 (2.07%) PySpark
13 99 (2.05%) XML
14 93 (1.93%) RESTful
15 89 (1.84%) ARM Templates
16 86 (1.78%) Spring Boot
17 84 (1.74%) Pandas
18 66 (1.37%) GraphQL
19 65 (1.35%) NumPy
20 61 (1.26%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 383 (7.93%) User Experience
2 184 (3.81%) Management Information System
3 152 (3.15%) Algorithms
4 143 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 134 (2.77%) Fixed Income
6 109 (2.26%) Equities
7 108 (2.24%) Social Media
8 101 (2.09%) Derivative
9 99 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
10 95 (1.97%) Hedge funds
11 90 (1.86%) Legacy Systems
12 89 (1.84%) Virtual Team
13 78 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
14 76 (1.57%) NHS
15 75 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 74 (1.53%) Credit Risk
17 70 (1.45%) Cloud Native
18 68 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
19 67 (1.39%) Mobile App
20 65 (1.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 210 (4.35%) Linux
2 164 (3.39%) Windows
3 141 (2.92%) Unix
4 31 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 24 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 20 (0.41%) Android
7 18 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (0.31%) zOS
9 14 (0.29%) VMS
10 12 (0.25%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.14%) AIX
12 7 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.10%) Solaris
14 4 (0.083%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.062%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.062%) Windows Server 2019
16 2 (0.041%) MVS
16 2 (0.041%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.041%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,611 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,153 (23.87%) Business Intelligence
3 971 (20.10%) Data Analytics
4 846 (17.51%) Data Modelling
5 799 (16.54%) DevOps
6 605 (12.52%) Visualisation
7 573 (11.86%) ETL
8 534 (11.05%) Scrum
9 500 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
10 498 (10.31%) Data Science
11 448 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 444 (9.19%) Data Analysis
13 372 (7.70%) Data Engineering
14 370 (7.66%) Migration
15 353 (7.31%) Machine Learning
16 349 (7.22%) Decision-Making
16 349 (7.22%) Project Management
17 332 (6.87%) Software Engineering
18 331 (6.85%) Data Architecture
19 326 (6.75%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,538 (31.84%) SQL
2 1,315 (27.22%) Python
3 637 (13.19%) Java
4 426 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 257 (5.32%) Scala
6 254 (5.26%) C#
7 234 (4.84%) R
8 178 (3.68%) PowerShell
9 148 (3.06%) TypeScript
10 145 (3.00%) C++
11 108 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 103 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 84 (1.74%) VBA
14 79 (1.64%) C
15 72 (1.49%) Bash Shell
16 65 (1.35%) Perl
17 62 (1.28%) Shell Script
18 59 (1.22%) Java 8
19 49 (1.01%) Go
20 48 (0.99%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 469 (9.71%) Degree
2 298 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 210 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 88 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 43 (0.89%) Master's Degree
7 36 (0.75%) PhD
8 27 (0.56%) AWS Certification
8 27 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
9 25 (0.52%) SAS Certification
10 20 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.33%) ISEB
12 14 (0.29%) MBA
12 14 (0.29%) PMP
13 13 (0.27%) ISTQB
14 12 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.23%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.19%) CCA
16 9 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (5.55%) Data Quality
2 167 (3.46%) QA
3 147 (3.04%) Accessibility
4 113 (2.34%) GDPR
5 59 (1.22%) PMO
6 25 (0.52%) SLA
7 23 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
9 21 (0.43%) IFRS
10 20 (0.41%) IFRS 9
11 18 (0.37%) WCAG
12 15 (0.31%) Basel II
13 14 (0.29%) NIST
14 12 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
15 11 (0.23%) PCI DSS
16 10 (0.21%) COBIT
16 10 (0.21%) HL7
17 8 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 5 (0.10%) COREP
19 4 (0.083%) FINREP
System Software
1 250 (5.17%) Docker
2 86 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 60 (1.24%) HDFS
4 43 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.31%) RACF
5 15 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (0.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 14 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 7 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.10%) XenApp
10 4 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.083%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.062%) vSphere
11 3 (0.062%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.021%) IAG
12 1 (0.021%) NFS
Systems Management
1 243 (5.03%) Kubernetes
2 183 (3.79%) Terraform
3 120 (2.48%) Ansible
4 96 (1.99%) Grafana
5 48 (0.99%) Kibana
6 40 (0.83%) Puppet
7 31 (0.64%) Prometheus
8 29 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.48%) Oozie
9 23 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (0.43%) SCCM
12 18 (0.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 17 (0.35%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
15 14 (0.29%) Tivoli NetView
16 12 (0.25%) BladeLogic
16 12 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
16 12 (0.25%) Istio
17 10 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 637 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 435 (9.00%) Databricks
3 426 (8.82%) Google
4 361 (7.47%) Oracle
5 251 (5.20%) Adobe
6 249 (5.15%) SAP
7 158 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
8 117 (2.42%) Informatica
9 104 (2.15%) Alteryx
10 103 (2.13%) Splunk
11 88 (1.82%) IBM
12 59 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 51 (1.06%) Teradata
15 50 (1.03%) BiZZdesign
16 47 (0.97%) Talend
17 43 (0.89%) Cloudera
18 33 (0.68%) Cisco
19 29 (0.60%) Cognos
19 29 (0.60%) Dataiku