Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 54 52
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +23
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,309 4,448 4,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.12% 4.26% 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.94% 4.91% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,719 2,811 2,604
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -0.51% +8.33%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £462 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.72% +2.86% +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 51 61
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +12.07% +28.89%
10th Percentile £10.55 £14.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £27.36 £30.00
% change year-on-year -22.77% -8.82% +46.34%

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 72,501 90,666 88,799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.09% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,508 59,993 58,969
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,307 2,369 2,143
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.18 £23.50
% change year-on-year +6.23% -9.87% +4.44%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 4,045 £500 +2.04% 1,238
London +14 2,317 £525 +5.00% 615
UK excluding London +23 1,920 £462 +2.72% 694
South East +17 688 £488 +3.72% 193
North of England +30 431 £443 +4.12% 175
Midlands +13 211 £440 -1.12% 111
North West +25 204 £450 +5.88% 109
South West +38 191 £500 +4.99% 81
East of England +18 191 £525 +16.67% 67
Yorkshire +28 164 £425 - 46
Scotland -7 155 £438 +9.38% 45
West Midlands +7 133 £425 +3.34% 73
East Midlands +10 73 £450 -7.69% 36
North East +23 63 £456 +7.35% 20
Wales +30 43 £390 -10.86% 16
Northern Ireland +7 13 £265 -36.49% 9
Channel Islands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 1,468 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,251 (29.03%) SQL
3 1,035 (24.02%) Finance
4 942 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
5 930 (21.58%) Python
6 896 (20.79%) Data Analytics
7 853 (19.80%) Azure
8 655 (15.20%) AWS
9 633 (14.69%) Big Data
9 633 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
10 598 (13.88%) Microsoft
11 589 (13.67%) Data Science
12 530 (12.30%) Data Modelling
13 526 (12.21%) DevOps
14 519 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
15 509 (11.81%) Java
16 504 (11.70%) Google
17 487 (11.30%) Visualisation
18 478 (11.09%) Power Platform
19 471 (10.93%) Power BI
20 455 (10.56%) JavaScript
21 433 (10.05%) Scrum
22 432 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 422 (9.79%) ETL
24 398 (9.24%) Machine Learning
25 390 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
26 381 (8.84%) User Experience
27 374 (8.68%) Data Analysis
28 363 (8.42%) Degree
29 354 (8.22%) Marketing

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
1 277 (6.43%) Apache Spark
2 201 (4.66%) SAS
3 127 (2.95%) SharePoint
4 91 (2.11%) CMS
4 91 (2.11%) Confluence
5 85 (1.97%) Apache
6 57 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 55 (1.28%) Jupyter
8 52 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 34 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
10 28 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 27 (0.63%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.58%) IIS
13 18 (0.42%) Drupal
14 16 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.35%) WordPress
16 14 (0.32%) nginx
17 13 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
17 13 (0.30%) JBoss
18 12 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 274 (6.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
3 96 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (1.44%) Sketch
5 47 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 38 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.70%) SPSS
8 27 (0.63%) InVision
9 25 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
10 22 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.30%) Adobe XD
11 13 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
12 12 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
13 11 (0.26%) InDesign
14 8 (0.19%) Stata
15 7 (0.16%) Zeplin
16 6 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
17 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.12%) PTC Creo
17 5 (0.12%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 40 (0.93%) FINCAD Analytics
2 36 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (0.63%) Endur
4 26 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 26 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 25 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 15 (0.35%) Eloqua
6 15 (0.35%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.35%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
7 13 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.28%) SAP MDG
8 12 (0.28%) SessionCam
9 11 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
10 10 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 9 (0.21%) NetSuite
12 8 (0.19%) SAP ERP
13 7 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
13 7 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
14 6 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 853 (19.80%) Azure
2 655 (15.20%) AWS
3 478 (11.09%) Power Platform
4 300 (6.96%) GCP
5 279 (6.47%) Google Analytics
6 147 (3.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 131 (3.04%) PaaS
8 130 (3.02%) Serverless
9 118 (2.74%) GitHub
10 113 (2.62%) Adobe Analytics
11 99 (2.30%) Amazon S3
12 87 (2.02%) Data Lake Analytics
13 85 (1.97%) Office 365
14 81 (1.88%) SaaS
15 73 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
16 66 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
17 57 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
17 57 (1.32%) IaaS
18 56 (1.30%) AWS Step Functions
19 51 (1.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.65%) Firewall
2 65 (1.51%) Internet
2 65 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 60 (1.39%) HTTP
4 40 (0.93%) SSL
5 37 (0.86%) VPN
6 31 (0.72%) DNS
7 26 (0.60%) SAN
8 22 (0.51%) Intranet
9 20 (0.46%) Network Security
10 19 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
11 18 (0.42%) WAN
12 16 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (0.35%) NAS
14 12 (0.28%) BGP
14 12 (0.28%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.28%) OSPF
14 12 (0.28%) Skype
14 12 (0.28%) SMTP
15 11 (0.26%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (14.69%) Big Data
2 519 (12.04%) Data Warehouse
3 471 (10.93%) Power BI
4 345 (8.01%) Data Lake
5 343 (7.96%) Hadoop
6 311 (7.22%) SQL Server
7 264 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 238 (5.52%) NoSQL
9 214 (4.97%) Relational Database
10 164 (3.81%) Amazon Redshift
11 146 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
11 146 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 120 (2.78%) Apache Hive
13 118 (2.74%) BigQuery
13 118 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 116 (2.69%) Azure SQL Database
15 103 (2.39%) MongoDB
15 103 (2.39%) MySQL
16 90 (2.09%) Data Mining
17 88 (2.04%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 316 (7.33%) Git (software)
2 266 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 244 (5.66%) JIRA
4 109 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 84 (1.95%) Visual Studio
6 73 (1.69%) Selenium
7 63 (1.46%) Cucumber
7 63 (1.46%) Maven
8 60 (1.39%) JUnit
9 56 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 48 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
11 41 (0.95%) Axure RP
12 38 (0.88%) RStudio
13 34 (0.79%) Gatling
14 30 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (0.60%) Artifactory
16 22 (0.51%) Ant
16 22 (0.51%) JMeter
17 21 (0.49%) webpack
18 20 (0.46%) gulp
General
1 1,035 (24.02%) Finance
2 354 (8.22%) Marketing
3 324 (7.52%) Banking
4 235 (5.45%) Retail
5 231 (5.36%) Front Office
6 166 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 110 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 104 (2.41%) Legal
9 87 (2.02%) Investment Banking
10 77 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 63 (1.46%) Publishing
12 60 (1.39%) Manufacturing
13 51 (1.18%) Law
14 40 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.86%) Advertising
16 34 (0.79%) Games
17 24 (0.56%) Billing
18 21 (0.49%) Electronics
19 15 (0.35%) Local Government
19 15 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 922 (21.40%) Developer
2 781 (18.12%) Analyst
3 479 (11.12%) Architect
4 312 (7.24%) Data Engineer
5 275 (6.38%) Data Analyst
6 224 (5.20%) Consultant
7 217 (5.04%) Business Analyst
8 206 (4.78%) Data Architect
9 189 (4.39%) Data Scientist
10 179 (4.15%) Designer
11 159 (3.69%) Senior Developer
12 142 (3.30%) Project Manager
13 141 (3.27%) Python Developer
14 137 (3.18%) Java Developer
15 129 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
16 122 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
17 107 (2.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 104 (2.41%) Azure Engineer
19 98 (2.27%) UX Designer
20 96 (2.23%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (7.36%) HTML
2 265 (6.15%) CSS
3 250 (5.80%) Web Services
4 193 (4.48%) .NET
5 165 (3.83%) AngularJS
6 159 (3.69%) Kafka
7 137 (3.18%) HTML5
8 134 (3.11%) JSON
9 128 (2.97%) XML
10 123 (2.85%) Node.js
11 118 (2.74%) React
12 107 (2.48%) Pandas
13 98 (2.27%) REST
14 97 (2.25%) J2EE
15 85 (1.97%) Sass
16 83 (1.93%) CSS3
17 81 (1.88%) jQuery
18 75 (1.74%) RESTful
19 74 (1.72%) NumPy
20 72 (1.67%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 633 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 381 (8.84%) User Experience
3 159 (3.69%) Algorithms
4 141 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 139 (3.23%) Derivative
6 133 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 121 (2.81%) Data Structures
8 114 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
9 99 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
10 96 (2.23%) Fixed Income
11 91 (2.11%) Equities
12 73 (1.69%) Public Cloud
13 70 (1.62%) Hedge funds
13 70 (1.62%) Social Media
14 69 (1.60%) NHS
15 63 (1.46%) Virtual Team
16 52 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
17 51 (1.18%) Mobile App
18 48 (1.11%) LIMS
19 47 (1.09%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 260 (6.03%) Linux
2 203 (4.71%) Windows
3 99 (2.30%) Unix
4 50 (1.16%) Windows 10
5 33 (0.77%) Android
6 28 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 27 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (0.58%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 14 (0.32%) CentOS
10 14 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 12 (0.28%) Solaris
12 10 (0.23%) VMS
13 8 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.093%) Kali Linux
15 4 (0.093%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.070%) AIX
16 3 (0.070%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,468 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 942 (21.86%) Business Intelligence
3 896 (20.79%) Data Analytics
4 589 (13.67%) Data Science
5 530 (12.30%) Data Modelling
6 526 (12.21%) DevOps
7 487 (11.30%) Visualisation
8 433 (10.05%) Scrum
9 432 (10.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 422 (9.79%) ETL
11 398 (9.24%) Machine Learning
12 390 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
13 374 (8.68%) Data Analysis
14 346 (8.03%) Migration
15 302 (7.01%) Software Engineering
16 286 (6.64%) Project Management
17 265 (6.15%) Artificial Intelligence
18 261 (6.06%) Microservices
19 249 (5.78%) Data Management
20 246 (5.71%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 1,251 (29.03%) SQL
2 930 (21.58%) Python
3 509 (11.81%) Java
4 455 (10.56%) JavaScript
5 278 (6.45%) R
6 252 (5.85%) C#
7 181 (4.20%) Scala
8 156 (3.62%) PowerShell
9 107 (2.48%) C++
10 80 (1.86%) T-SQL
11 77 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 65 (1.51%) C
13 59 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 54 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.11%) Perl
16 47 (1.09%) TypeScript
17 41 (0.95%) Ruby
17 41 (0.95%) VBA
18 35 (0.81%) ES6
19 34 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 363 (8.42%) Degree
2 260 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 170 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 73 (1.69%) PhD
5 54 (1.25%) Master's Degree
6 49 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 48 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 42 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 29 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
10 28 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 27 (0.63%) ISEB
12 24 (0.56%) CISSP
12 24 (0.56%) PMP
13 21 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (0.37%) DBS Check
15 14 (0.32%) ACCA
15 14 (0.32%) AWS Certification
15 14 (0.32%) CIMA
15 14 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
16 13 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (4.41%) QA
2 189 (4.39%) Data Quality
3 62 (1.44%) GDPR
4 47 (1.09%) HL7
5 41 (0.95%) PMO
6 32 (0.74%) WCAG
7 13 (0.30%) SLA
8 12 (0.28%) GxP
9 11 (0.26%) NIST
10 10 (0.23%) IFRS
10 10 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.14%) NCSC
14 5 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.093%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.093%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.093%) RMADS
16 3 (0.070%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 230 (5.34%) Docker
2 84 (1.95%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (0.77%) HDFS
5 21 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (0.23%) VirtualBox
6 10 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (0.14%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.14%) Snort
9 5 (0.12%) vCloud
9 5 (0.12%) vSphere
10 2 (0.046%) Firmware
10 2 (0.046%) Samba
10 2 (0.046%) Xen
11 1 (0.023%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 170 (3.95%) Kubernetes
2 129 (2.99%) Ansible
3 124 (2.88%) Terraform
4 67 (1.55%) Puppet
5 52 (1.21%) Kibana
6 43 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (0.95%) Grafana
8 23 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
9 22 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.37%) Nagios
11 14 (0.32%) Oozie
12 12 (0.28%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.26%) Kubeflow
14 9 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
15 8 (0.19%) Nessus
15 8 (0.19%) SCCM
16 7 (0.16%) Consul
16 7 (0.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 598 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 504 (11.70%) Google
3 342 (7.94%) Tableau
4 284 (6.59%) Oracle
5 200 (4.64%) Adobe
6 181 (4.20%) SAP
7 131 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
8 91 (2.11%) Databricks
9 71 (1.65%) Informatica
10 70 (1.62%) MicroStrategy
10 70 (1.62%) Talend
11 64 (1.49%) Splunk
12 55 (1.28%) IBM
13 52 (1.21%) Cloudera
14 47 (1.09%) Cognos
15 45 (1.04%) Alteryx
15 45 (1.04%) Teradata
16 36 (0.84%) ServiceNow
16 36 (0.84%) Tealium
17 30 (0.70%) Cisco