Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 61 72
Rank change year-on-year +14 +11 +18
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,203 3,348 3,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 3.54% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 4.23% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 2,207 2,093
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £280 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £649
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 28 44
UK median hourly rate £26.78 £21.25 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -3.66% +10.29%
10th Percentile £13.65 £13.35 £12.90
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.90 £55.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% +29.03% -18.42%

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 85,325 79,198 89,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.71% 83.79% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,012 52,465 58,154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,051 2,203 2,639
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.26 £11.38
90th Percentile £50.60 £49.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 19 February 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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 +12 3,935 £500 +11.11% 1,538
London +5 2,459 £513 +6.11% 810
UK excluding London +16 1,672 £445 +4.71% 806
South East +12 614 £450 +5.88% 221
North of England +17 315 £459 +7.94% 230
Midlands +4 245 £425 - 124
East of England +6 166 £450 +5.88% 75
Scotland -4 153 £400 -1.54% 56
North West +7 147 £455 +1.11% 138
Yorkshire +1 130 £475 +11.76% 83
West Midlands -13 129 £425 -4.49% 77
South West +45 127 £450 +14.29% 76
East Midlands +26 113 £450 +12.50% 47
North East +46 45 £500 +21.21% 9
Wales 0 37 £506 +1.25% 17
Northern Ireland -8 20 £430 -25.22% 7
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 1,213 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,023 (24.34%) Finance
3 1,007 (23.96%) SQL
4 907 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
5 848 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
6 830 (19.75%) Data Analytics
7 738 (17.56%) Big Data
8 710 (16.89%) Python
9 534 (12.71%) Degree
10 526 (12.51%) Google
11 524 (12.47%) Java
12 502 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
13 499 (11.87%) Visualisation
14 486 (11.56%) Marketing
15 457 (10.87%) Hadoop
16 456 (10.85%) Microsoft
17 451 (10.73%) Tableau
18 443 (10.54%) JavaScript
19 428 (10.18%) SQL Server
20 421 (10.02%) Google Analytics
21 419 (9.97%) ETL
22 401 (9.54%) Apache Spark
23 395 (9.40%) Data Science
24 384 (9.14%) Data Modelling
25 367 (8.73%) User Experience
26 361 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
27 359 (8.54%) HTML
28 353 (8.40%) R
29 346 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
30 327 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 401 (9.54%) Apache Spark
2 222 (5.28%) SAS
3 115 (2.74%) Apache
4 113 (2.69%) CMS
5 82 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 75 (1.78%) Confluence
7 67 (1.59%) Apache Pig
8 63 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 54 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 40 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.67%) WordPress
12 24 (0.57%) Jupyter
13 20 (0.48%) IIS
13 20 (0.48%) nginx
14 19 (0.45%) Drupal
15 17 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
15 17 (0.40%) JBoss
16 16 (0.38%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
17 15 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 327 (7.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 118 (2.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 88 (2.09%) Microsoft Office
4 60 (1.43%) Photoshop
5 57 (1.36%) SPSS
6 36 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 36 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
8 18 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.29%) Chatbot
10 12 (0.29%) InVision
11 9 (0.21%) HipChat
12 8 (0.19%) Stata
13 6 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.14%) UserZoom
14 5 (0.12%) Weka
15 4 (0.095%) LaTeX
16 3 (0.071%) Camtasia
17 2 (0.048%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 28 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 26 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 24 (0.57%) WebTrends
4 23 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 18 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 15 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
7 12 (0.29%) Endur
7 12 (0.29%) SAP APO
8 10 (0.24%) SAP CO
8 10 (0.24%) SAP FI
8 10 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
8 10 (0.24%) Unica
9 9 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.21%) Markit EDM
9 9 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.21%) ReMetrica
10 8 (0.19%) FastStats
10 8 (0.19%) SAP ERP
11 7 (0.17%) HFM
11 7 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 421 (10.02%) Google Analytics
2 346 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
3 302 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 154 (3.66%) Adobe Analytics
5 88 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 71 (1.69%) PaaS
7 68 (1.62%) GitHub
8 59 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 55 (1.31%) SaaS
10 47 (1.12%) Amazon Kinesis
10 47 (1.12%) Google Tag Manager
11 41 (0.98%) Serverless
12 38 (0.90%) Azure Data Factory
13 37 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
14 32 (0.76%) IaaS
14 32 (0.76%) Office 365
15 29 (0.69%) AdWords
16 26 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
16 26 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 25 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.67%) Firewall
2 61 (1.45%) Internet
3 33 (0.79%) SSL
4 31 (0.74%) SMS
5 30 (0.71%) HTTP
6 27 (0.64%) Network Security
7 24 (0.57%) Bluetooth
8 23 (0.55%) DNS
9 21 (0.50%) Skype
10 19 (0.45%) TCP/IP
11 17 (0.40%) Intranet
11 17 (0.40%) LAN
12 16 (0.38%) WAN
13 14 (0.33%) VPN
14 13 (0.31%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.24%) DHCP
15 10 (0.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 738 (17.56%) Big Data
2 502 (11.94%) Data Warehouse
3 457 (10.87%) Hadoop
4 428 (10.18%) SQL Server
5 283 (6.73%) Power BI
6 242 (5.76%) NoSQL
7 210 (5.00%) Apache Hive
8 201 (4.78%) Relational Database
9 183 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 177 (4.21%) MongoDB
11 170 (4.04%) Data Lake
12 144 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 135 (3.21%) HBase
14 120 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
15 109 (2.59%) Data Mining
16 108 (2.57%) QlikView
17 106 (2.52%) MySQL
18 99 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 95 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
20 93 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 212 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 188 (4.47%) JIRA
3 171 (4.07%) Jenkins
4 70 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 51 (1.21%) Selenium
6 49 (1.17%) Subversion
7 43 (1.02%) Cucumber
8 40 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 38 (0.90%) Mocha
10 37 (0.88%) Maven
11 36 (0.86%) Karma Test Runner
12 34 (0.81%) Axure RP
12 34 (0.81%) TeamCity
13 30 (0.71%) JUnit
14 26 (0.62%) Gradle
15 24 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
16 23 (0.55%) Crashlytics
16 23 (0.55%) Jasmine
16 23 (0.55%) webpack
17 22 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 1,023 (24.34%) Finance
2 486 (11.56%) Marketing
3 296 (7.04%) Banking
4 240 (5.71%) Retail
5 189 (4.50%) Front Office
6 106 (2.52%) Legal
7 92 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 91 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 90 (2.14%) Financial Institution
10 79 (1.88%) Advertising
11 76 (1.81%) Games
12 61 (1.45%) Investment Banking
13 60 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 52 (1.24%) Publishing
15 42 (1.00%) Law
16 31 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 27 (0.64%) French Language
18 25 (0.59%) Automotive
19 19 (0.45%) Electronics
20 18 (0.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 958 (22.79%) Developer
2 897 (21.34%) Analyst
3 416 (9.90%) Architect
4 291 (6.92%) Consultant
5 268 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 255 (6.07%) Business Analyst
7 182 (4.33%) Data Engineer
8 161 (3.83%) Data Scientist
9 144 (3.43%) Project Manager
10 143 (3.40%) Data Architect
11 135 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
12 118 (2.81%) Senior Developer
13 108 (2.57%) Java Developer
14 106 (2.52%) Designer
15 99 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 90 (2.14%) Analytics Consultant
17 89 (2.12%) User Researcher
18 81 (1.93%) Analytics Developer
18 81 (1.93%) C# Developer
19 80 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (8.54%) HTML
2 282 (6.71%) CSS
3 202 (4.81%) .NET
4 186 (4.43%) AngularJS
5 182 (4.33%) Web Services
6 177 (4.21%) Kafka
7 158 (3.76%) Node.js
8 150 (3.57%) REST
9 139 (3.31%) HTML5
10 122 (2.90%) jQuery
11 119 (2.83%) XML
12 104 (2.47%) JSON
12 104 (2.47%) React
13 95 (2.26%) SOAP
14 86 (2.05%) CSS3
15 80 (1.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 77 (1.83%) RESTful
17 71 (1.69%) Spring
18 65 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
19 56 (1.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 848 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 367 (8.73%) User Experience
3 221 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 149 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 120 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
6 109 (2.59%) Social Media
7 98 (2.33%) Algorithms
8 97 (2.31%) Derivative
9 86 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 70 (1.67%) Data Structures
11 68 (1.62%) Fixed Income
12 56 (1.33%) Credit Risk
13 53 (1.26%) Equities
14 52 (1.24%) FMCG
15 47 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 46 (1.09%) Blog
16 46 (1.09%) Fintech
16 46 (1.09%) Virtual Team
17 42 (1.00%) Data Centre
18 38 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 324 (7.71%) Linux
2 140 (3.33%) Windows
3 128 (3.05%) Unix
4 45 (1.07%) Android
5 42 (1.00%) CentOS
6 27 (0.64%) Apple iOS
7 26 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 25 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.33%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.29%) VMS
12 10 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.17%) Debian
14 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.12%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.095%) Solaris
17 3 (0.071%) DC/OS
17 3 (0.071%) FreeBSD
18 1 (0.024%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,213 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (21.58%) Business Intelligence
3 830 (19.75%) Data Analytics
4 499 (11.87%) Visualisation
5 419 (9.97%) ETL
6 395 (9.40%) Data Science
7 384 (9.14%) Data Modelling
8 361 (8.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 322 (7.66%) Data Analysis
10 318 (7.57%) Machine Learning
11 310 (7.38%) Scrum
12 306 (7.28%) Project Management
13 290 (6.90%) Web Analytics
14 266 (6.33%) DevOps
15 260 (6.19%) E-Commerce
16 252 (6.00%) Data Management
17 233 (5.54%) Mathematics
18 225 (5.35%) CRM
19 220 (5.23%) Data Visualisation
20 198 (4.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,007 (23.96%) SQL
2 710 (16.89%) Python
3 524 (12.47%) Java
4 443 (10.54%) JavaScript
5 353 (8.40%) R
6 319 (7.59%) C#
7 232 (5.52%) Scala
8 149 (3.55%) C++
9 102 (2.43%) T-SQL
10 82 (1.95%) VBA
11 68 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 58 (1.38%) Perl
13 57 (1.36%) C
14 48 (1.14%) Ruby
15 47 (1.12%) MATLAB
16 45 (1.07%) PowerShell
17 42 (1.00%) PHP
18 39 (0.93%) Shell Script
19 37 (0.88%) ES6
20 29 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 534 (12.71%) Degree
2 219 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 149 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 65 (1.55%) PhD
5 55 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 47 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 44 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
8 38 (0.90%) CISSP
9 25 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 23 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 21 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.50%) PMP
12 16 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
12 16 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.33%) CISM
13 14 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (0.29%) CCNP
16 11 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 10 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (4.97%) Data Quality
2 157 (3.74%) QA
3 75 (1.78%) GDPR
4 53 (1.26%) PMO
5 35 (0.83%) SLA
6 27 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 17 (0.40%) IFRS
9 15 (0.36%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 14 (0.33%) EMIR
11 12 (0.29%) MiFID
11 12 (0.29%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.26%) GCP
12 11 (0.26%) IFRS 9
13 10 (0.24%) WAI
14 8 (0.19%) GxP
15 6 (0.14%) ISO 20022
16 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 4 (0.095%) HL7
System Software
1 125 (2.97%) Docker
2 101 (2.40%) HDFS
3 95 (2.26%) Apache Flume
4 48 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 29 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.17%) Samba
7 7 (0.17%) XenApp
8 4 (0.095%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.071%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.071%) KVM
9 3 (0.071%) pfSense
9 3 (0.071%) vSphere
10 2 (0.048%) IAG
10 2 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.048%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.048%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.024%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 89 (2.12%) Ansible
2 84 (2.00%) Oozie
3 52 (1.24%) Terraform
4 47 (1.12%) Puppet
5 28 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 28 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (0.59%) Hadoop YARN
7 24 (0.57%) Grafana
8 16 (0.38%) Kibana
9 15 (0.36%) SCCM
9 15 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.19%) Control-M
11 7 (0.17%) Ambari
11 7 (0.17%) Data Guard
11 7 (0.17%) Matomo
11 7 (0.17%) Mesos
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle EDQ
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.14%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 526 (12.51%) Google
2 456 (10.85%) Microsoft
3 451 (10.73%) Tableau
4 326 (7.76%) Oracle
5 266 (6.33%) Adobe
6 236 (5.62%) SAP
7 153 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
8 107 (2.55%) Cloudera
9 104 (2.47%) Cognos
9 104 (2.47%) IBM
10 87 (2.07%) Hortonworks
11 75 (1.78%) Informatica
12 67 (1.59%) Splunk
13 63 (1.50%) Talend
14 62 (1.48%) Alteryx
15 56 (1.33%) ServiceNow
16 50 (1.19%) MapR
17 42 (1.00%) Tealium
18 36 (0.86%) Sitecore
19 35 (0.83%) Teradata