Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 43 50 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 +14
Contract jobs citing Analytics 3,605 4,352 4,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 4.44% 4.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.92% 5.09% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,305 2,799 2,726
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +9.44%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 75
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £33.08 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +18.14% +31.76%
10th Percentile £15.88 £13.72 £14.69
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.13 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.55 £27.36 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.58% -8.82% +53.85%

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 60,940 85,562 86,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.23% 87.33% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,614 56,568 57,510
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.04% +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,028 2,191 2,061
UK median hourly rate £22.97 £23.88 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.83% +1.62% +1.75%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.08 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.65 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.28% -5.63% +6.67%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 +10 3,366 £500 - 1,444
London +10 1,865 £525 - 682
UK excluding London +21 1,676 £463 +2.78% 872
South East +20 655 £488 -1.52% 208
North of England +28 317 £450 +5.26% 215
Midlands +16 206 £409 -12.57% 141
East of England +12 159 £488 +8.33% 86
North West +27 156 £460 +2.22% 132
South West +38 152 £525 +5.00% 111
Scotland 0 143 £450 +20.00% 84
Yorkshire +19 103 £425 - 56
East Midlands +25 102 £444 -8.97% 51
West Midlands -3 99 £400 -11.11% 89
North East +34 58 £456 +1.39% 27
Wales +26 42 £375 -14.29% 20
Northern Ireland -6 8 £100 -75.76% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 1,267 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 1,130 (31.35%) SQL
3 935 (25.94%) Business Intelligence
4 867 (24.05%) Azure
5 862 (23.91%) Finance
6 753 (20.89%) Python
7 737 (20.44%) Data Analytics
8 632 (17.53%) Microsoft
9 574 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
10 540 (14.98%) AWS
11 525 (14.56%) Data Modelling
12 493 (13.68%) Power Platform
13 490 (13.59%) Data Science
14 484 (13.43%) Power BI
15 480 (13.31%) Big Data
16 478 (13.26%) DevOps
17 474 (13.15%) Visualisation
18 438 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
19 415 (11.51%) Java
19 415 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
20 409 (11.35%) Scrum
21 393 (10.90%) Data Lake
22 378 (10.49%) ETL
23 365 (10.12%) Google
24 357 (9.90%) Machine Learning
25 349 (9.68%) JavaScript
26 328 (9.10%) Degree
27 307 (8.52%) Tableau
28 304 (8.43%) Migration
29 302 (8.38%) Problem-Solving

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
1 225 (6.24%) Apache Spark
2 126 (3.50%) SAS
3 114 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 79 (2.19%) Apache
5 78 (2.16%) Confluence
6 75 (2.08%) CMS
7 45 (1.25%) Jupyter
8 35 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (0.89%) Tomcat
10 27 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 27 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 24 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 23 (0.64%) Apache Airflow
12 23 (0.64%) IIS
13 17 (0.47%) nginx
14 12 (0.33%) Drupal
14 12 (0.33%) JBoss
15 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (0.28%) Umbraco
17 9 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 204 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 43 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 41 (1.14%) Sketch
6 29 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 21 (0.58%) InVision
8 19 (0.53%) SPSS
9 16 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
11 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
12 12 (0.33%) Adobe XD
13 11 (0.31%) InDesign
13 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
14 8 (0.22%) Chatbot
15 6 (0.17%) UserZoom
15 6 (0.17%) Zeplin
16 5 (0.14%) Stata
17 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 3 (0.083%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (1.25%) FINCAD Analytics
2 26 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 18 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.42%) SAP ERP
6 14 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 13 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
7 13 (0.36%) SAP MDG
8 11 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
8 11 (0.31%) Endur
8 11 (0.31%) PolarLake
8 11 (0.31%) SessionCam
9 10 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 10 (0.28%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 10 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 10 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 9 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
11 8 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
11 8 (0.22%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 867 (24.05%) Azure
2 540 (14.98%) AWS
3 493 (13.68%) Power Platform
4 239 (6.63%) Google Analytics
5 225 (6.24%) GCP
6 147 (4.08%) PaaS
7 131 (3.63%) Azure Data Factory
8 95 (2.64%) Serverless
9 84 (2.33%) GitHub
9 84 (2.33%) IaaS
10 82 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
11 76 (2.11%) Amazon S3
12 75 (2.08%) SaaS
13 74 (2.05%) Adobe Analytics
14 73 (2.02%) Office 365
15 57 (1.58%) AWS Step Functions
16 52 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
17 51 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
18 44 (1.22%) Azure Machine Learning
19 41 (1.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 58 (1.61%) HTTP
3 56 (1.55%) Firewall
4 40 (1.11%) SSL
5 34 (0.94%) DNS
6 31 (0.86%) Internet
7 28 (0.78%) VPN
8 24 (0.67%) SAN
9 20 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
10 15 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (0.42%) WAN
11 14 (0.39%) Intranet
12 13 (0.36%) NAS
13 12 (0.33%) Network Security
14 11 (0.31%) Skype
15 9 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.19%) BGP
16 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
16 7 (0.19%) OSPF
17 6 (0.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 484 (13.43%) Power BI
2 480 (13.31%) Big Data
3 438 (12.15%) Data Warehouse
4 393 (10.90%) Data Lake
5 268 (7.43%) SQL Server
6 265 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 264 (7.32%) Hadoop
8 247 (6.85%) NoSQL
9 196 (5.44%) Relational Database
10 131 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
11 127 (3.52%) Amazon Redshift
12 123 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 103 (2.86%) MongoDB
14 99 (2.75%) Azure SQL Database
15 94 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 91 (2.52%) Amazon Athena
17 89 (2.47%) Data Mining
18 80 (2.22%) Apache Hive
19 74 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
20 67 (1.86%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 249 (6.91%) Git (software)
2 198 (5.49%) Jenkins
3 163 (4.52%) JIRA
4 109 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 106 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 67 (1.86%) Selenium
7 66 (1.83%) Maven
8 58 (1.61%) Cucumber
9 49 (1.36%) JUnit
10 44 (1.22%) TeamCity
11 42 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
12 35 (0.97%) Gatling
12 35 (0.97%) RStudio
13 27 (0.75%) Artifactory
13 27 (0.75%) Axure RP
13 27 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 21 (0.58%) gulp
14 21 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
15 20 (0.55%) Grunt
16 18 (0.50%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 862 (23.91%) Finance
2 275 (7.63%) Marketing
3 206 (5.71%) Banking
4 199 (5.52%) Front Office
5 181 (5.02%) Retail
6 165 (4.58%) Public Sector
7 77 (2.14%) Telecoms
8 75 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 66 (1.83%) Legal
9 66 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.58%) Publishing
11 41 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 27 (0.75%) Law
13 24 (0.67%) Electronics
14 20 (0.55%) Advertising
14 20 (0.55%) Local Government
15 18 (0.50%) Billing
15 18 (0.50%) Games
16 17 (0.47%) Back Office
17 15 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 743 (20.61%) Developer
2 666 (18.47%) Analyst
3 440 (12.21%) Architect
4 246 (6.82%) Data Analyst
5 245 (6.80%) Data Engineer
6 207 (5.74%) Consultant
7 191 (5.30%) Data Architect
8 189 (5.24%) Business Analyst
9 170 (4.72%) Data Scientist
10 142 (3.94%) Senior Developer
11 133 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 131 (3.63%) Designer
13 128 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
14 121 (3.36%) Project Manager
15 119 (3.30%) Azure Engineer
16 110 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 106 (2.94%) Java Developer
18 82 (2.27%) Python Developer
19 74 (2.05%) SQL Developer
20 70 (1.94%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (6.19%) HTML
2 200 (5.55%) Web Services
3 176 (4.88%) CSS
4 163 (4.52%) .NET
5 141 (3.91%) AngularJS
6 132 (3.66%) XML
7 126 (3.50%) Node.js
8 125 (3.47%) Kafka
9 115 (3.19%) JSON
10 113 (3.13%) React
11 84 (2.33%) HTML5
12 83 (2.30%) REST
13 75 (2.08%) J2EE
14 69 (1.91%) Pandas
15 65 (1.80%) NumPy
16 50 (1.39%) PySpark
17 47 (1.30%) RESTful
18 46 (1.28%) jQuery
19 43 (1.19%) Sass
19 43 (1.19%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 574 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 283 (7.85%) User Experience
3 131 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 127 (3.52%) Derivative
5 124 (3.44%) Algorithms
6 118 (3.27%) Fixed Income
7 115 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 104 (2.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 94 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 80 (2.22%) Equities
11 79 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
11 79 (2.19%) Hedge funds
12 76 (2.11%) NHS
13 73 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
14 57 (1.58%) LIMS
15 56 (1.55%) e-Health
15 56 (1.55%) PACS
16 55 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
17 51 (1.41%) Social Media
18 41 (1.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 199 (5.52%) Windows
2 192 (5.33%) Linux
3 76 (2.11%) Unix
4 45 (1.25%) Windows 10
5 36 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 34 (0.94%) Android
7 32 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 27 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.42%) CentOS
11 13 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.33%) Windows 7
13 10 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.22%) Solaris
15 6 (0.17%) VMS
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.055%) HPUX
17 2 (0.055%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.055%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,267 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 935 (25.94%) Business Intelligence
3 737 (20.44%) Data Analytics
4 525 (14.56%) Data Modelling
5 490 (13.59%) Data Science
6 478 (13.26%) DevOps
7 474 (13.15%) Visualisation
8 415 (11.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 409 (11.35%) Scrum
10 378 (10.49%) ETL
11 357 (9.90%) Machine Learning
12 304 (8.43%) Migration
13 302 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
14 298 (8.27%) Data Analysis
15 266 (7.38%) Data Visualisation
16 260 (7.21%) Data Management
17 240 (6.66%) Software Engineering
18 231 (6.41%) Microservices
19 227 (6.30%) Project Management
20 223 (6.19%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1,130 (31.35%) SQL
2 753 (20.89%) Python
3 415 (11.51%) Java
4 349 (9.68%) JavaScript
5 233 (6.46%) R
6 188 (5.21%) C#
7 168 (4.66%) PowerShell
8 150 (4.16%) Scala
9 92 (2.55%) C++
10 67 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 60 (1.66%) C
12 54 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 45 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 44 (1.22%) Ruby
15 39 (1.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 39 (1.08%) Perl
16 33 (0.92%) VBA
17 31 (0.86%) Kotlin
18 28 (0.78%) Go
19 23 (0.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 328 (9.10%) Degree
2 208 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 155 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.61%) PhD
5 48 (1.33%) Master's Degree
6 38 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 32 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 31 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.55%) CISSP
11 17 (0.47%) ISEB
12 16 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.39%) PMP
15 13 (0.36%) DBS Check
16 12 (0.33%) CIMA
17 10 (0.28%) ACCA
17 10 (0.28%) AWS Certification
18 9 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.05%) QA
2 142 (3.94%) Data Quality
3 67 (1.86%) GDPR
4 56 (1.55%) HL7
5 32 (0.89%) WCAG
6 28 (0.78%) PMO
7 23 (0.64%) IFRS
8 18 (0.50%) SLA
9 12 (0.33%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.22%) NIST
12 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (0.14%) GxP
14 5 (0.14%) NCSC
14 5 (0.14%) RMADS
15 4 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 3 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
17 2 (0.055%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 172 (4.77%) Docker
2 71 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
3 69 (1.91%) Active Directory
4 45 (1.25%) HDFS
5 13 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.25%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.17%) Snort
9 3 (0.083%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.055%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.055%) Firmware
10 2 (0.055%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.055%) vCloud
10 2 (0.055%) Xen
11 1 (0.028%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.028%) KVM
11 1 (0.028%) XenApp
11 1 (0.028%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 137 (3.80%) Kubernetes
2 105 (2.91%) Terraform
3 74 (2.05%) Ansible
4 61 (1.69%) Puppet
5 44 (1.22%) Kibana
6 39 (1.08%) Grafana
7 27 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
9 22 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
11 12 (0.33%) Nagios
11 12 (0.33%) Oozie
12 10 (0.28%) SCCM
13 8 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
13 8 (0.22%) Packer
14 7 (0.19%) logstash
15 6 (0.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 5 (0.14%) Kubeflow
16 5 (0.14%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 632 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 365 (10.12%) Google
3 307 (8.52%) Tableau
4 244 (6.77%) Oracle
5 178 (4.94%) SAP
6 140 (3.88%) Adobe
7 105 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
8 75 (2.08%) Informatica
9 68 (1.89%) Databricks
10 65 (1.80%) Cognos
11 61 (1.69%) IBM
12 58 (1.61%) Cloudera
13 57 (1.58%) Talend
14 46 (1.28%) Splunk
15 43 (1.19%) Alteryx
16 40 (1.11%) Hortonworks
16 40 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
17 36 (1.00%) Teradata
18 34 (0.94%) ServiceNow
19 29 (0.80%) Tealium