Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 53 82
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 +5
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,607 3,717 3,044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.50% 3.89% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.22% 4.55% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,964 2,385 1,986
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 48
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +8.70% -4.62%
10th Percentile £13.94 £14.75 £15.55
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.50 £50.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +36.00% +21.95% -6.82%

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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 +6 4,290 £500 +2.04% 1,285
London 0 2,639 £513 +2.40% 667
UK excluding London +18 1,895 £450 +5.88% 682
South East +22 702 £463 +5.71% 151
North of England +4 371 £425 - 182
Midlands +6 253 £425 +6.25% 114
Scotland +2 232 £413 +0.61% 51
East of England +32 171 £450 +5.88% 90
North West +5 167 £425 - 113
Yorkshire -1 154 £425 -2.86% 57
West Midlands -2 142 £425 +6.25% 62
South West +32 136 £460 +8.24% 79
East Midlands +15 107 £438 +15.13% 52
North East +8 54 £425 -19.05% 12
Wales -2 25 £425 +21.08% 8
Northern Ireland +21 7 £400 -33.33% 7

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 1,522 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,385 (30.06%) SQL
3 1,116 (24.22%) Finance
4 987 (21.42%) Business Intelligence
5 962 (20.88%) Python
6 951 (20.64%) Data Analytics
7 935 (20.30%) Big Data
8 795 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
9 636 (13.81%) Hadoop
10 617 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
11 607 (13.18%) Microsoft
12 589 (12.78%) JavaScript
13 579 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 577 (12.52%) Data Science
15 564 (12.24%) Visualisation
16 558 (12.11%) Java
17 533 (11.57%) Degree
18 528 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
19 515 (11.18%) Data Modelling
20 489 (10.61%) Google
21 487 (10.57%) Apache Spark
22 486 (10.55%) ETL
23 476 (10.33%) SQL Server
24 471 (10.22%) Marketing
25 462 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
26 435 (9.44%) HTML
26 435 (9.44%) User Experience
27 424 (9.20%) Machine Learning
28 408 (8.86%) DevOps
29 402 (8.73%) 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
1 487 (10.57%) Apache Spark
2 212 (4.60%) SAS
3 151 (3.28%) Apache
4 129 (2.80%) CMS
5 101 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
6 92 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 72 (1.56%) nginx
8 71 (1.54%) Tomcat
9 67 (1.45%) Confluence
10 57 (1.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 45 (0.98%) OpenStack
12 34 (0.74%) Apache Solr
13 32 (0.69%) Apache Pig
14 30 (0.65%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.61%) Jupyter
16 25 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
16 25 (0.54%) IIS
17 24 (0.52%) WordPress
18 23 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
18 23 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 305 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 82 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 35 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.65%) InVision
7 24 (0.52%) SPSS
8 22 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
9 21 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
10 15 (0.33%) Chatbot
11 14 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
12 13 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 10 (0.22%) Stata
13 10 (0.22%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.087%) HipChat
14 4 (0.087%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.043%) ImageReady
16 1 (0.022%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.022%) InDesign
16 1 (0.022%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 49 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 29 (0.63%) Eloqua
3 23 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
4 19 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
5 18 (0.39%) Markit EDM
6 15 (0.33%) SAP ERP
7 13 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.26%) PolarLake
9 11 (0.24%) HFM
9 11 (0.24%) Workday HCM
10 10 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 10 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
10 10 (0.22%) SAP BPC
10 10 (0.22%) SAP HR
11 9 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.17%) Summit
13 7 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (0.15%) SAP APO
13 7 (0.15%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 579 (12.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 528 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
3 380 (8.25%) Google Analytics
4 139 (3.02%) Adobe Analytics
5 126 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 106 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 97 (2.11%) Amazon S3
8 91 (1.98%) PaaS
9 78 (1.69%) GitHub
10 68 (1.48%) Google Tag Manager
11 62 (1.35%) IaaS
11 62 (1.35%) SaaS
12 61 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
12 61 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
13 55 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
14 51 (1.11%) Serverless
15 46 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
16 45 (0.98%) Office 365
17 44 (0.96%) Azure Machine Learning
18 39 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.54%) Firewall
1 71 (1.54%) HTTP
2 65 (1.41%) SSL
3 47 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 41 (0.89%) Internet
5 31 (0.67%) SMS
6 25 (0.54%) DNS
7 24 (0.52%) Kerberos
8 22 (0.48%) Network Security
9 20 (0.43%) NetScaler
9 20 (0.43%) VPN
10 17 (0.37%) LAN
10 17 (0.37%) SSH
11 12 (0.26%) Skype
11 12 (0.26%) WAN
12 9 (0.20%) SAN
13 8 (0.17%) Intranet
14 7 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.13%) Calico
15 6 (0.13%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 935 (20.30%) Big Data
2 636 (13.81%) Hadoop
3 617 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
4 476 (10.33%) SQL Server
5 369 (8.01%) Power BI
6 307 (6.66%) NoSQL
7 266 (5.77%) Apache Hive
8 256 (5.56%) Relational Database
9 251 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 245 (5.32%) Data Lake
11 187 (4.06%) MongoDB
12 163 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 155 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 133 (2.89%) OLAP
15 126 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
16 125 (2.71%) Amazon Redshift
17 123 (2.67%) Data Mining
18 117 (2.54%) MySQL
19 109 (2.37%) HBase
20 105 (2.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 335 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 250 (5.43%) JIRA
3 242 (5.25%) Jenkins
4 101 (2.19%) Visual Studio Team System
5 91 (1.98%) Selenium
6 74 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 71 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 53 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 52 (1.13%) Maven
10 50 (1.09%) webpack
11 49 (1.06%) Ant
11 49 (1.06%) Axure RP
12 48 (1.04%) TeamCity
13 46 (1.00%) IntelliJ
14 45 (0.98%) Grunt
15 43 (0.93%) gulp
16 40 (0.87%) Bitbucket
17 39 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
18 36 (0.78%) Gatling
19 34 (0.74%) JUnit
General
1 1,116 (24.22%) Finance
2 471 (10.22%) Marketing
3 311 (6.75%) Banking
4 230 (4.99%) Retail
5 147 (3.19%) Front Office
6 94 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 83 (1.80%) Legal
8 78 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 62 (1.35%) Publishing
10 61 (1.32%) Games
11 60 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 58 (1.26%) Manufacturing
13 56 (1.22%) Advertising
14 40 (0.87%) Law
15 39 (0.85%) Financial Institution
16 34 (0.74%) Back Office
17 20 (0.43%) Electronics
18 16 (0.35%) French Language
18 16 (0.35%) Retail Banking
19 13 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,166 (25.31%) Developer
2 833 (18.08%) Analyst
3 408 (8.86%) Architect
4 345 (7.49%) Data Engineer
5 271 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 262 (5.69%) Consultant
7 226 (4.91%) Business Analyst
8 164 (3.56%) Data Architect
9 155 (3.36%) Data Scientist
10 145 (3.15%) Project Manager
11 141 (3.06%) Senior Developer
12 140 (3.04%) Big Data Engineer
13 139 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 139 (3.02%) Designer
14 127 (2.76%) Java Developer
15 116 (2.52%) Solutions Architect
16 108 (2.34%) User Researcher
17 100 (2.17%) SQL Developer
18 95 (2.06%) .NET Developer
18 95 (2.06%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (9.44%) HTML
2 348 (7.55%) CSS
3 329 (7.14%) Kafka
4 265 (5.75%) .NET
5 209 (4.54%) AngularJS
6 180 (3.91%) React
7 173 (3.76%) REST
8 166 (3.60%) HTML5
9 165 (3.58%) jQuery
10 164 (3.56%) Node.js
11 160 (3.47%) Web Services
12 142 (3.08%) XML
13 133 (2.89%) JSON
14 99 (2.15%) RESTful
15 95 (2.06%) Spring
16 80 (1.74%) CSS3
17 73 (1.58%) Natural Language Processing
18 65 (1.41%) SOAP
19 64 (1.39%) ASP.NET
20 58 (1.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 795 (17.26%) Analytical Skills
2 435 (9.44%) User Experience
3 267 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 217 (4.71%) Algorithms
5 175 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 112 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
7 111 (2.41%) Derivative
8 110 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
9 105 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 92 (2.00%) Fixed Income
11 88 (1.91%) Data Structures
12 76 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
13 75 (1.63%) Social Media
14 73 (1.58%) Blog
15 65 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 60 (1.30%) Equities
17 58 (1.26%) Fintech
18 43 (0.93%) Credit Risk
19 40 (0.87%) Reference Data
20 38 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 376 (8.16%) Linux
2 228 (4.95%) Windows
3 196 (4.25%) Unix
4 61 (1.32%) Ubuntu
5 57 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 46 (1.00%) Android
6 46 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (0.96%) Windows Server
8 20 (0.43%) CentOS
9 18 (0.39%) Solaris
10 17 (0.37%) VMS
11 16 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.33%) AIX
13 6 (0.13%) DC/OS
14 4 (0.087%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.065%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.043%) Debian
16 2 (0.043%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,522 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 987 (21.42%) Business Intelligence
3 951 (20.64%) Data Analytics
4 577 (12.52%) Data Science
5 564 (12.24%) Visualisation
6 515 (11.18%) Data Modelling
7 486 (10.55%) ETL
8 462 (10.03%) Problem-Solving
9 424 (9.20%) Machine Learning
10 408 (8.86%) DevOps
11 402 (8.73%) Scrum
12 358 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 331 (7.18%) Data Analysis
14 277 (6.01%) Data Visualisation
15 256 (5.56%) Migration
16 253 (5.49%) Decision-Making
17 252 (5.47%) E-Commerce
18 250 (5.43%) Open Source
19 245 (5.32%) Project Management
20 238 (5.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,385 (30.06%) SQL
2 962 (20.88%) Python
3 589 (12.78%) JavaScript
4 558 (12.11%) Java
5 348 (7.55%) C#
6 333 (7.23%) R
7 297 (6.45%) Scala
8 153 (3.32%) C++
9 141 (3.06%) T-SQL
10 105 (2.28%) VBA
11 101 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 92 (2.00%) PL/SQL
13 91 (1.98%) Perl
14 89 (1.93%) Ruby
15 79 (1.71%) C
16 78 (1.69%) Shell Script
17 67 (1.45%) MATLAB
18 56 (1.22%) PHP
19 53 (1.15%) Bash Shell
20 51 (1.11%) ES6
Qualifications
1 533 (11.57%) Degree
2 221 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 179 (3.89%) SC Cleared
4 89 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 70 (1.52%) PhD
6 48 (1.04%) Master's Degree
7 37 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
8 31 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 30 (0.65%) CISSP
10 26 (0.56%) PMP
11 25 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (0.52%) CISM
12 24 (0.52%) DV Cleared
13 22 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 17 (0.37%) MBA
15 16 (0.35%) ISEB
16 15 (0.33%) ISTQB
17 14 (0.30%) BC Cleared
17 14 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (6.60%) Data Quality
2 184 (3.99%) QA
3 106 (2.30%) GDPR
4 41 (0.89%) GCP
5 39 (0.85%) SLA
6 29 (0.63%) PMO
7 23 (0.50%) HL7
8 20 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
9 19 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.28%) COBIT
10 13 (0.28%) IFRS
11 12 (0.26%) IFRS 9
11 12 (0.26%) PCI DSS
12 10 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 19770
13 9 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 7 (0.15%) MiFID
14 7 (0.15%) Solvency II
15 6 (0.13%) WCAG
16 3 (0.065%) EMIR
16 3 (0.065%) GxP
System Software
1 185 (4.02%) Docker
2 74 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 69 (1.50%) HDFS
4 66 (1.43%) Apache Flume
5 23 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 20 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (0.37%) XenApp
8 17 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 17 (0.37%) XenServer
9 7 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.13%) vCloud
11 3 (0.065%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.065%) NFS
12 2 (0.043%) Btrfs
12 2 (0.043%) Firmware
12 2 (0.043%) iptables
12 2 (0.043%) Snort
12 2 (0.043%) Squid
Systems Management
1 116 (2.52%) Oozie
2 92 (2.00%) Puppet
3 91 (1.98%) Ansible
4 79 (1.71%) Kubernetes
5 70 (1.52%) Kibana
6 68 (1.48%) Terraform
7 63 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
8 49 (1.06%) Grafana
9 25 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
10 23 (0.50%) Nagios
11 21 (0.46%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.35%) logstash
13 15 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.28%) Mesos
15 11 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
15 11 (0.24%) SCCM
16 10 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
16 10 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
17 9 (0.20%) HP ALM
17 9 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 607 (13.18%) Microsoft
2 489 (10.61%) Google
3 401 (8.70%) Tableau
4 348 (7.55%) Oracle
5 246 (5.34%) Adobe
6 228 (4.95%) SAP
7 151 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
8 123 (2.67%) Splunk
9 111 (2.41%) Informatica
10 98 (2.13%) Cloudera
11 95 (2.06%) Alteryx
12 77 (1.67%) IBM
13 67 (1.45%) Talend
14 65 (1.41%) Teradata
15 59 (1.28%) Cognos
16 44 (0.96%) ServiceNow
17 41 (0.89%) Tealium
18 39 (0.85%) Databricks
19 38 (0.82%) Hortonworks
20 36 (0.78%) Workday