Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +23 0 +24
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4116 3302 3138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.99% 3.14% 2.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 3.75% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2642 2135 2043
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 45 53
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +20.00%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £60.50 £46.00 £46.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.16 £20.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +51.98% -26.13% +38.75%

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 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +18 3837 £500 +11.11% 833
London +10 2476 £500 +5.26% 491
UK excluding London +25 1582 £440 +3.53% 385
South East +21 549 £450 +5.88% 98
North of England +50 314 £450 +5.88% 107
Midlands +6 238 £400 -10.11% 54
Scotland +26 179 £400 - 35
West Midlands +2 158 £400 -11.11% 34
East of England +1 147 £500 +42.86% 48
Yorkshire +47 145 £470 +14.63% 25
North West +10 140 £469 +10.29% 77
South West -1 109 £475 +29.69% 34
East Midlands +3 76 £450 +5.88% 20
North East +58 41 £531 +32.81% 5
Wales +20 31 £351 -19.77% 5
Northern Ireland -28 21 £409 -28.91% 4
Channel Islands +3 1 £500 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Analytics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Analytics.

1 1150 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1097 (26.65%) Finance
3 1002 (24.34%) SQL
4 878 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
5 835 (20.29%) Data Analytics
6 777 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
7 715 (17.37%) Big Data
8 656 (15.94%) Python
9 574 (13.95%) Java
10 507 (12.32%) Marketing
11 496 (12.05%) Degree
12 481 (11.69%) Visualisation
13 467 (11.35%) Hadoop
14 457 (11.10%) Data Modelling
15 437 (10.62%) JavaScript
16 433 (10.52%) Google
17 426 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
18 410 (9.96%) Banking
19 405 (9.84%) User Experience
20 397 (9.65%) ETL
20 397 (9.65%) Oracle
21 393 (9.55%) Tableau
22 389 (9.45%) Microsoft
23 378 (9.18%) SQL Server
24 368 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 363 (8.82%) Apache Spark
26 359 (8.72%) Google Analytics
27 355 (8.62%) HTML
28 343 (8.33%) Linux
29 331 (8.04%) 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
1 363 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 211 (5.13%) SAS
3 132 (3.21%) CMS
4 96 (2.33%) Confluence
5 85 (2.07%) Apache
6 65 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 55 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (1.14%) Tomcat
9 45 (1.09%) JBoss
10 38 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 32 (0.78%) Apache Pig
12 27 (0.66%) WordPress
13 26 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.51%) Drupal
15 18 (0.44%) ArcGIS
15 18 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 18 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
15 18 (0.44%) WildFly
16 17 (0.41%) IIS
17 15 (0.36%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 322 (7.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 80 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 50 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (1.04%) SPSS
7 38 (0.92%) MS Visio
8 31 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
9 16 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 13 (0.32%) Chatbot
11 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.12%) Stata
13 5 (0.12%) Weka
14 4 (0.097%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.097%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.097%) LaTeX
15 3 (0.073%) InVision
16 2 (0.049%) EViews
16 2 (0.049%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 25 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
2 21 (0.51%) WebTrends
3 17 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 15 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 15 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 15 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 12 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.29%) Unica
7 11 (0.27%) SAP APO
8 10 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.19%) SAP MM
10 7 (0.17%) Eloqua
10 7 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 7 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
11 6 (0.15%) SessionCam
11 6 (0.15%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 359 (8.72%) Google Analytics
2 261 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 195 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 112 (2.72%) Adobe Analytics
5 77 (1.87%) GitHub
6 70 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (1.17%) SaaS
8 45 (1.09%) Amazon S3
9 44 (1.07%) PaaS
10 35 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
11 32 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
11 32 (0.78%) IaaS
11 32 (0.78%) Office 365
12 31 (0.75%) Amazon Kinesis
13 28 (0.68%) AdWords
13 28 (0.68%) Serverless
14 26 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
15 23 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 21 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
16 21 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.16%) Firewall
2 79 (1.92%) Internet
3 41 (1.00%) LAN
3 41 (1.00%) WAN
4 35 (0.85%) SMS
5 32 (0.78%) VPN
6 31 (0.75%) HTTP
7 27 (0.66%) Bluetooth
8 26 (0.63%) 4G
9 25 (0.61%) LDAP
10 23 (0.56%) Kerberos
11 22 (0.53%) DNS
11 22 (0.53%) Network Security
11 22 (0.53%) TCP/IP
12 18 (0.44%) Skype
13 17 (0.41%) LTE
13 17 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.39%) 3G
15 15 (0.36%) SSL
16 12 (0.29%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 715 (17.37%) Big Data
2 467 (11.35%) Hadoop
3 426 (10.35%) Data Warehouse
4 378 (9.18%) SQL Server
5 216 (5.25%) NoSQL
6 209 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 195 (4.74%) Apache Hive
8 180 (4.37%) Power BI
9 173 (4.20%) MongoDB
9 173 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 135 (3.28%) HBase
11 134 (3.26%) BusinessObjects
12 120 (2.92%) QlikView
13 118 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 115 (2.79%) Data Mining
15 102 (2.48%) RDBMS
16 92 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
17 90 (2.19%) Data Lake
17 90 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 83 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 254 (6.17%) JIRA
2 219 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 134 (3.26%) Jenkins
4 62 (1.51%) Selenium
5 56 (1.36%) Subversion
6 49 (1.19%) JUnit
6 49 (1.19%) Visual Studio
7 48 (1.17%) Maven
8 40 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 37 (0.90%) Axure RP
10 35 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
11 32 (0.78%) TeamCity
12 30 (0.73%) Eclipse
13 29 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 28 (0.68%) Karma Test Runner
15 27 (0.66%) Ant
15 27 (0.66%) ERwin
16 26 (0.63%) Mocha
17 25 (0.61%) Bitbucket
18 22 (0.53%) Gradle
General
1 1097 (26.65%) Finance
2 507 (12.32%) Marketing
3 410 (9.96%) Banking
4 241 (5.86%) Retail
5 228 (5.54%) Front Office
6 162 (3.94%) Telecoms
7 104 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 101 (2.45%) Financial Institution
9 94 (2.28%) Legal
10 84 (2.04%) Manufacturing
11 72 (1.75%) Publishing
12 64 (1.55%) Advertising
13 55 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 46 (1.12%) Games
15 44 (1.07%) Electronics
16 42 (1.02%) Retail Banking
17 24 (0.58%) Law
18 19 (0.46%) French Language
18 19 (0.46%) General Ledger
19 15 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 974 (23.66%) Developer
2 899 (21.84%) Analyst
3 389 (9.45%) Architect
4 320 (7.77%) Business Analyst
5 274 (6.66%) Consultant
6 264 (6.41%) Data Analyst
7 183 (4.45%) Project Manager
8 173 (4.20%) Data Scientist
9 163 (3.96%) Data Architect
10 146 (3.55%) Java Developer
11 141 (3.43%) Data Engineer
12 125 (3.04%) Solutions Architect
13 124 (3.01%) Designer
14 118 (2.87%) Senior Developer
15 100 (2.43%) Analytics Developer
16 91 (2.21%) C# Developer
17 90 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 88 (2.14%) Big Data Engineer
18 88 (2.14%) JavaScript Developer
19 82 (1.99%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (8.62%) HTML
2 280 (6.80%) CSS
3 206 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 189 (4.59%) Web Services
5 174 (4.23%) .NET
6 166 (4.03%) Kafka
7 141 (3.43%) Node.js
8 139 (3.38%) REST
9 131 (3.18%) HTML5
10 129 (3.13%) XML
11 128 (3.11%) JSON
12 124 (3.01%) jQuery
13 123 (2.99%) Spring
14 88 (2.14%) React
15 82 (1.99%) RESTful
16 80 (1.94%) CSS3
17 72 (1.75%) D3.js
18 67 (1.63%) Ajax
18 67 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 57 (1.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 777 (18.88%) Analytical Skills
2 405 (9.84%) User Experience
3 190 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 146 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 127 (3.09%) Social Media
6 111 (2.70%) Derivative
7 108 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 97 (2.36%) Fixed Income
9 86 (2.09%) Algorithms
10 85 (2.07%) Data Structures
11 71 (1.72%) Equities
11 71 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 70 (1.70%) Mobile App
13 58 (1.41%) Market Risk
14 55 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 41 (1.00%) Virtual Team
16 39 (0.95%) Blog
17 38 (0.92%) Fintech
18 34 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
18 34 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 343 (8.33%) Linux
2 202 (4.91%) Unix
3 167 (4.06%) Windows
4 57 (1.38%) Android
5 44 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 25 (0.61%) Ubuntu
7 24 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 20 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 19 (0.46%) Windows Server
10 18 (0.44%) CentOS
11 13 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.24%) Debian
13 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.097%) Solaris
15 4 (0.097%) SUSE
16 3 (0.073%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.073%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1150 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 878 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
3 835 (20.29%) Data Analytics
4 481 (11.69%) Visualisation
5 457 (11.10%) Data Modelling
6 397 (9.65%) ETL
7 368 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 331 (8.04%) Scrum
9 313 (7.60%) Data Analysis
10 312 (7.58%) Machine Learning
11 301 (7.31%) Project Management
12 283 (6.88%) DevOps
13 255 (6.20%) Data Visualisation
14 250 (6.07%) Web Analytics
15 225 (5.47%) CRM
16 214 (5.20%) Data Management
17 210 (5.10%) Mathematics
18 208 (5.05%) E-Commerce
19 186 (4.52%) Business Analysis
20 184 (4.47%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1002 (24.34%) SQL
2 656 (15.94%) Python
3 574 (13.95%) Java
4 437 (10.62%) JavaScript
5 328 (7.97%) R
6 273 (6.63%) C#
7 177 (4.30%) Scala
8 122 (2.96%) C++
9 100 (2.43%) VBA
10 91 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 82 (1.99%) Shell Script
12 67 (1.63%) Perl
13 57 (1.38%) PHP
14 45 (1.09%) C
15 43 (1.04%) PL/SQL
16 38 (0.92%) Bash Shell
17 37 (0.90%) MATLAB
18 35 (0.85%) Ruby
19 31 (0.75%) PowerShell
20 26 (0.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 496 (12.05%) Degree
2 237 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 170 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 64 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 58 (1.41%) PhD
6 49 (1.19%) CISSP
7 39 (0.95%) Master's Degree
7 39 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
8 34 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 26 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 26 (0.63%) PMP
10 25 (0.61%) ISTQB
11 22 (0.53%) SANS
12 21 (0.51%) ISEB
13 20 (0.49%) DV Cleared
14 17 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.29%) CEH
18 11 (0.27%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (4.96%) Data Quality
2 145 (3.52%) QA
3 42 (1.02%) PMO
4 39 (0.95%) GDPR
5 30 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 23 (0.56%) SLA
7 21 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 20 (0.49%) MiFID
9 14 (0.34%) GCP
10 12 (0.29%) Actionable Recommendations
11 11 (0.27%) IFRS
11 11 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.24%) IFRS 9
12 10 (0.24%) WAI
13 9 (0.22%) EMIR
14 8 (0.19%) GxP
14 8 (0.19%) PCI DSS
15 7 (0.17%) HL7
15 7 (0.17%) Solvency II
16 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 105 (2.55%) Docker
2 79 (1.92%) HDFS
3 61 (1.48%) Apache Flume
4 42 (1.02%) Active Directory
5 24 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (0.24%) Samba
8 6 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.12%) XenApp
10 4 (0.097%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.073%) KVM
11 3 (0.073%) pfSense
11 3 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.049%) Firmware
12 2 (0.049%) IAG
12 2 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.049%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.049%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 88 (2.14%) Ansible
2 58 (1.41%) Puppet
3 45 (1.09%) Terraform
4 43 (1.04%) Oozie
5 39 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (0.70%) Kubernetes
7 25 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
8 24 (0.58%) Kibana
9 22 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 20 (0.49%) Ambari
11 17 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 16 (0.39%) Grafana
12 16 (0.39%) Oracle EDQ
13 12 (0.29%) SCCM
14 11 (0.27%) Data Guard
14 11 (0.27%) logstash
14 11 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
15 10 (0.24%) Control-M
15 10 (0.24%) QRadar
16 8 (0.19%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 433 (10.52%) Google
2 397 (9.65%) Oracle
3 393 (9.55%) Tableau
4 389 (9.45%) Microsoft
5 241 (5.86%) SAP
6 199 (4.83%) Adobe
7 119 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 118 (2.87%) IBM
9 116 (2.82%) Splunk
10 93 (2.26%) Cognos
11 79 (1.92%) Informatica
12 62 (1.51%) Cloudera
13 60 (1.46%) Sitecore
14 55 (1.34%) Hortonworks
15 53 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 52 (1.26%) Alteryx
17 47 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
18 43 (1.04%) TIBCO
19 37 (0.90%) Teradata
20 35 (0.85%) Talend