Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 53 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 +1
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,429 3,906 3,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.33% 3.93% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.02% 4.59% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,798 2,520 2,087
UK median daily rate £488 £488 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.80% -2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £666 £663 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.72% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 53
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £31.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +51.22% -10.87%
10th Percentile £13.74 £17.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £55.80 £53.75 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £32.16 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.59% +56.85% -14.58%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +3 4,073 £500 +0.50% 1,412
London +3 2,511 £500 - 721
UK excluding London +7 1,851 £450 +5.88% 787
South East +4 644 £475 +5.56% 179
North of England -10 343 £425 - 213
Scotland +8 252 £400 - 60
Midlands -1 250 £430 +7.50% 126
East of England +44 182 £450 -7.69% 78
North West -7 166 £425 - 110
West Midlands -5 157 £425 +6.25% 67
Yorkshire -17 139 £445 -1.11% 79
South West -2 129 £493 +10.06% 95
East Midlands +21 90 £475 +5.56% 59
North East -6 42 £438 -14.63% 24
Wales -9 40 £425 +21.08% 19
Northern Ireland +26 11 £417 +39.08% 17

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1,471 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,264 (28.54%) SQL
3 1,054 (23.80%) Finance
4 933 (21.07%) Business Intelligence
5 913 (20.61%) Data Analytics
6 857 (19.35%) Python
7 789 (17.81%) Big Data
8 726 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
9 630 (14.22%) Microsoft
10 623 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
11 611 (13.80%) JavaScript
12 581 (13.12%) Java
13 548 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
14 540 (12.19%) Hadoop
15 539 (12.17%) Visualisation
16 520 (11.74%) Data Science
17 492 (11.11%) Degree
18 490 (11.06%) Google
19 484 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
20 450 (10.16%) SQL Server
21 443 (10.00%) ETL
22 442 (9.98%) Data Modelling
22 442 (9.98%) Marketing
23 435 (9.82%) DevOps
24 429 (9.69%) HTML
25 418 (9.44%) Scrum
26 413 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
27 408 (9.21%) Apache Spark
28 401 (9.05%) User Experience
29 386 (8.72%) Machine Learning

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
1 408 (9.21%) Apache Spark
2 178 (4.02%) SAS
3 152 (3.43%) CMS
4 131 (2.96%) Apache
5 126 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 103 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
7 86 (1.94%) Confluence
8 81 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 74 (1.67%) nginx
10 42 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 34 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 28 (0.63%) Drupal
13 25 (0.56%) Apache Solr
14 24 (0.54%) IIS
15 22 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (0.50%) WordPress
16 21 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
17 19 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
18 18 (0.41%) JBoss
19 17 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 278 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 87 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
4 35 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 34 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.68%) InVision
7 26 (0.59%) SPSS
8 19 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
9 13 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 8 (0.18%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.14%) UserZoom
14 3 (0.068%) UXPin
15 2 (0.045%) ImageReady
15 2 (0.045%) Stata
16 1 (0.023%) Acrobat
16 1 (0.023%) InDesign
16 1 (0.023%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 44 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 21 (0.47%) Eloqua
5 17 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 15 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 13 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.29%) Workday HCM
8 11 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 11 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 11 (0.25%) HFM
8 11 (0.25%) PolarLake
8 11 (0.25%) SAP MM
9 10 (0.23%) SAP ERP
10 9 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
10 9 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 9 (0.20%) SAP HR
11 7 (0.16%) SAP APO
11 7 (0.16%) SAP MDM
11 7 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 623 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 548 (12.37%) Amazon AWS
3 367 (8.29%) Google Analytics
4 127 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
5 112 (2.53%) PaaS
6 109 (2.46%) GitHub
7 105 (2.37%) Azure Data Factory
8 103 (2.33%) Adobe Analytics
9 91 (2.05%) Amazon S3
10 78 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 77 (1.74%) IaaS
11 77 (1.74%) SaaS
12 71 (1.60%) Amazon EMR
13 69 (1.56%) Google Tag Manager
14 68 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
15 64 (1.45%) Office 365
16 51 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
17 44 (0.99%) Data Lake Analytics
17 44 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 41 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 115 (2.60%) Firewall
2 73 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 72 (1.63%) SSL
4 60 (1.35%) HTTP
5 58 (1.31%) Internet
6 33 (0.75%) SSH
7 31 (0.70%) DNS
7 31 (0.70%) LAN
8 29 (0.65%) VPN
8 29 (0.65%) WAN
9 27 (0.61%) Network Security
10 22 (0.50%) SMS
11 21 (0.47%) Skype
12 16 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (0.29%) Kerberos
14 12 (0.27%) SAN
15 11 (0.25%) Wireless
16 10 (0.23%) WLAN
17 8 (0.18%) Cisco Firepower
17 8 (0.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 789 (17.81%) Big Data
2 540 (12.19%) Hadoop
3 484 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
4 450 (10.16%) SQL Server
5 361 (8.15%) Power BI
6 309 (6.98%) NoSQL
7 259 (5.85%) Relational Database
8 245 (5.53%) Data Lake
8 245 (5.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 220 (4.97%) Apache Hive
10 186 (4.20%) MongoDB
11 158 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 138 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 126 (2.84%) MySQL
14 114 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
15 97 (2.19%) BusinessObjects
16 95 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
17 94 (2.12%) OLAP
18 86 (1.94%) HBase
19 84 (1.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 348 (7.86%) Git (software)
2 263 (5.94%) Jenkins
3 262 (5.92%) JIRA
4 145 (3.27%) Selenium
5 118 (2.66%) Cucumber
6 106 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
7 71 (1.60%) IntelliJ
8 67 (1.51%) gulp
9 65 (1.47%) Grunt
9 65 (1.47%) Maven
9 65 (1.47%) TeamCity
9 65 (1.47%) Visual Studio
10 63 (1.42%) Bitbucket
11 62 (1.40%) Gatling
12 60 (1.35%) Ant
13 52 (1.17%) Sublime Text
14 50 (1.13%) JUnit
14 50 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
14 50 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 42 (0.95%) Axure RP
General
1 1,054 (23.80%) Finance
2 442 (9.98%) Marketing
3 342 (7.72%) Banking
4 205 (4.63%) Retail
5 156 (3.52%) Front Office
6 120 (2.71%) Legal
7 109 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 82 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 82 (1.85%) Publishing
9 65 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.22%) Advertising
11 51 (1.15%) Law
12 44 (0.99%) Financial Institution
13 41 (0.93%) Games
14 40 (0.90%) Manufacturing
15 26 (0.59%) Back Office
16 16 (0.36%) Electronics
17 14 (0.32%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.29%) Billing
19 11 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,157 (26.12%) Developer
2 794 (17.93%) Analyst
3 409 (9.23%) Architect
4 274 (6.19%) Consultant
5 255 (5.76%) Data Analyst
5 255 (5.76%) Data Engineer
6 229 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 159 (3.59%) Designer
7 159 (3.59%) Java Developer
8 146 (3.30%) Data Architect
9 139 (3.14%) Project Manager
9 139 (3.14%) Senior Developer
10 135 (3.05%) Data Scientist
11 119 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 117 (2.64%) Big Data Engineer
13 109 (2.46%) C# Developer
14 106 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
15 99 (2.24%) .NET Developer
16 96 (2.17%) SQL Developer
17 93 (2.10%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 429 (9.69%) HTML
2 366 (8.26%) CSS
3 287 (6.48%) .NET
4 268 (6.05%) Kafka
5 216 (4.88%) AngularJS
6 193 (4.36%) Node.js
7 190 (4.29%) REST
8 187 (4.22%) Web Services
9 179 (4.04%) React
10 165 (3.73%) HTML5
11 154 (3.48%) jQuery
12 141 (3.18%) JSON
13 129 (2.91%) XML
14 127 (2.87%) Spring
15 87 (1.96%) RESTful
16 80 (1.81%) Gherkin
17 76 (1.72%) CSS3
18 75 (1.69%) Redux
19 74 (1.67%) SOAP
20 69 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 726 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 401 (9.05%) User Experience
3 249 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 198 (4.47%) Algorithms
5 160 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 110 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
7 106 (2.39%) Derivative
8 104 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
9 80 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 77 (1.74%) Social Media
11 75 (1.69%) Fixed Income
12 74 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
13 69 (1.56%) Data Structures
13 69 (1.56%) Fintech
14 68 (1.54%) Equities
15 65 (1.47%) Blog
16 54 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 41 (0.93%) Reference Data
18 40 (0.90%) Cloud Native
18 40 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 346 (7.81%) Linux
2 243 (5.49%) Windows
3 192 (4.34%) Unix
4 73 (1.65%) Ubuntu
5 65 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 50 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 44 (0.99%) Android
9 32 (0.72%) Windows 10
10 26 (0.59%) CentOS
11 20 (0.45%) Solaris
12 16 (0.36%) AIX
13 13 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 11 (0.25%) VMS
15 10 (0.23%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 5 (0.11%) Windows 8
19 4 (0.090%) Debian
19 4 (0.090%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,471 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 933 (21.07%) Business Intelligence
3 913 (20.61%) Data Analytics
4 539 (12.17%) Visualisation
5 520 (11.74%) Data Science
6 443 (10.00%) ETL
7 442 (9.98%) Data Modelling
8 435 (9.82%) DevOps
9 418 (9.44%) Scrum
10 413 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
11 386 (8.72%) Machine Learning
12 340 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 306 (6.91%) Data Analysis
14 293 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
15 277 (6.25%) Test Automation
16 272 (6.14%) Data Visualisation
17 270 (6.10%) Migration
18 265 (5.98%) Open Source
18 265 (5.98%) Project Management
19 245 (5.53%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,264 (28.54%) SQL
2 857 (19.35%) Python
3 611 (13.80%) JavaScript
4 581 (13.12%) Java
5 332 (7.50%) C#
6 272 (6.14%) R
7 256 (5.78%) Scala
8 136 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 131 (2.96%) Ruby
10 127 (2.87%) C++
11 116 (2.62%) Perl
12 115 (2.60%) PowerShell
13 104 (2.35%) VBA
14 78 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 72 (1.63%) PL/SQL
16 69 (1.56%) Groovy
16 69 (1.56%) MATLAB
17 59 (1.33%) PHP
18 58 (1.31%) C
19 56 (1.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 492 (11.11%) Degree
2 182 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 146 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 76 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 72 (1.63%) PhD
6 42 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
7 41 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 30 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 27 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 26 (0.59%) CISSP
12 24 (0.54%) ISEB
13 23 (0.52%) PMP
14 21 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (0.45%) CISM
16 18 (0.41%) MBA
17 14 (0.32%) BC Cleared
17 14 (0.32%) MCSA
18 13 (0.29%) DV Cleared
18 13 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (5.22%) Data Quality
2 214 (4.83%) QA
3 80 (1.81%) GDPR
4 40 (0.90%) SLA
5 39 (0.88%) HL7
6 30 (0.68%) PMO
7 20 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.43%) Actionable Recommendations
9 12 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 9 (0.20%) FedRAMP
11 9 (0.20%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.18%) COBIT
12 8 (0.18%) GxP
12 8 (0.18%) IFRS
12 8 (0.18%) IFRS 9
13 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 7 (0.16%) Solvency II
14 6 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 229 (5.17%) Docker
2 104 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 60 (1.35%) HDFS
4 52 (1.17%) Apache Flume
5 22 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 22 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.16%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (0.14%) vCloud
9 5 (0.11%) NFS
10 4 (0.090%) KVM
10 4 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.090%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.068%) Firmware
11 3 (0.068%) pfSense
11 3 (0.068%) Samba
12 2 (0.045%) Snort
12 2 (0.045%) Squid
Systems Management
1 119 (2.69%) Ansible
2 117 (2.64%) Puppet
3 110 (2.48%) Kubernetes
4 88 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
5 82 (1.85%) Kibana
6 74 (1.67%) Oozie
7 68 (1.54%) Terraform
8 65 (1.47%) Grafana
9 34 (0.77%) Nagios
10 27 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (0.50%) SCCM
12 18 (0.41%) Graphite
13 16 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
14 15 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
14 15 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
15 14 (0.32%) Mesos
15 14 (0.32%) Prometheus
16 13 (0.29%) CASB
16 13 (0.29%) logstash
16 13 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 630 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 490 (11.06%) Google
3 356 (8.04%) Tableau
4 322 (7.27%) Oracle
5 226 (5.10%) Adobe
6 205 (4.63%) SAP
7 143 (3.23%) Splunk
8 116 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (1.90%) Alteryx
10 75 (1.69%) Informatica
11 73 (1.65%) Cloudera
12 68 (1.54%) IBM
13 59 (1.33%) Teradata
14 56 (1.26%) Talend
15 46 (1.04%) Cognos
16 40 (0.90%) Cisco
17 39 (0.88%) ServiceNow
17 39 (0.88%) Tealium
18 38 (0.86%) Databricks
19 35 (0.79%) Workday