Period
to 21 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 55 79
Rank change year-on-year +9 +24 +7
Contract jobs citing Analytics 4,483 3,358 2,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.45% 3.73% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.19% 4.40% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,000 2,216 1,877
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £673 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 41 42
UK median hourly rate £26.69 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.60% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.71 £53.75 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £16.09
% change year-on-year +9.21% +18.09% -15.32%

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 86,297 76,245 88,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.63% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,940 50,019 58,259
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,268 2,079 2,320
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.92
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.11% +22.34%

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 May 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 May 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 21 May 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 +10 4,244 £500 +5.26% 1,425
London +2 2,669 £525 +5.00% 730
UK excluding London +14 1,737 £450 +5.88% 783
South East +14 676 £451 +6.12% 203
North of England +11 345 £425 +1.19% 207
Midlands +30 266 £450 +15.76% 141
Scotland -22 152 £425 +1.19% 74
Yorkshire -5 147 £450 +5.88% 73
North West +4 144 £425 - 118
East Midlands +29 140 £440 +15.79% 48
East of England -2 139 £450 +16.88% 76
South West +45 132 £425 - 66
West Midlands +11 120 £450 +12.50% 93
North East +36 59 £425 +9.68% 16
Wales -14 22 £508 +1.50% 10
Northern Ireland -11 9 £445 -25.83% 6
Isle of Man - 8 £400 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 1,462 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1,252 (27.93%) SQL
3 1,072 (23.91%) Finance
4 955 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
5 912 (20.34%) Python
6 905 (20.19%) Big Data
7 872 (19.45%) Data Analytics
8 838 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
9 642 (14.32%) Data Warehouse
10 583 (13.00%) Hadoop
11 552 (12.31%) Microsoft
12 544 (12.13%) Degree
13 532 (11.87%) Visualisation
14 526 (11.73%) Java
15 524 (11.69%) Google
16 523 (11.67%) Marketing
17 515 (11.49%) JavaScript
18 497 (11.09%) Data Science
19 496 (11.06%) ETL
20 480 (10.71%) Apache Spark
21 470 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
22 461 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
22 461 (10.28%) SQL Server
23 459 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
24 446 (9.95%) Data Modelling
25 437 (9.75%) Tableau
26 408 (9.10%) Google Analytics
27 401 (8.94%) HTML
28 393 (8.77%) User Experience
29 385 (8.59%) 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
1 480 (10.71%) Apache Spark
2 224 (5.00%) SAS
3 136 (3.03%) Apache
4 113 (2.52%) CMS
5 93 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 84 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
7 72 (1.61%) Apache Pig
8 70 (1.56%) Confluence
9 63 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 36 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 35 (0.78%) Jupyter
12 33 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 31 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 31 (0.69%) nginx
14 27 (0.60%) WordPress
15 24 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
16 20 (0.45%) IIS
17 19 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
18 17 (0.38%) DataSynapse
18 17 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 327 (7.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 102 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 76 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
4 52 (1.16%) Photoshop
5 42 (0.94%) SPSS
6 32 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 27 (0.60%) InVision
8 26 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
9 22 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 18 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (0.33%) Stata
12 12 (0.27%) Chatbot
12 12 (0.27%) UserZoom
13 10 (0.22%) HipChat
14 4 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.067%) InDesign
16 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
17 1 (0.022%) Adobe After Effects
17 1 (0.022%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 42 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
3 17 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.38%) Markit EDM
3 17 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 17 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 14 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.29%) Eloqua
6 10 (0.22%) PolarLake
6 10 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
7 9 (0.20%) Endur
7 9 (0.20%) FastStats
7 9 (0.20%) Summit
8 8 (0.18%) ReMetrica
9 7 (0.16%) HFM
9 7 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 470 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 461 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 408 (9.10%) Google Analytics
4 175 (3.90%) Adobe Analytics
5 96 (2.14%) PaaS
6 95 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 78 (1.74%) Azure Data Factory
8 71 (1.58%) Amazon S3
9 64 (1.43%) Google Tag Manager
10 59 (1.32%) Serverless
11 56 (1.25%) SaaS
12 54 (1.20%) GitHub
12 54 (1.20%) IaaS
13 45 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
13 45 (1.00%) Amazon Kinesis
14 39 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (0.69%) Office 365
16 30 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
17 28 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
17 28 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (1.25%) Internet
2 52 (1.16%) HTTP
3 49 (1.09%) SSL
4 48 (1.07%) Firewall
5 31 (0.69%) SMS
6 28 (0.62%) Network Security
7 23 (0.51%) DNS
8 22 (0.49%) Kerberos
9 20 (0.45%) NetScaler
10 18 (0.40%) TCP/IP
11 16 (0.36%) VPN
12 15 (0.33%) Intranet
13 13 (0.29%) Skype
14 12 (0.27%) DHCP
14 12 (0.27%) LAN
15 11 (0.25%) Wireless
16 10 (0.22%) WAN
17 7 (0.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (0.16%) IPsec
17 7 (0.16%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 905 (20.19%) Big Data
2 642 (14.32%) Data Warehouse
3 583 (13.00%) Hadoop
4 461 (10.28%) SQL Server
5 351 (7.83%) Power BI
6 281 (6.27%) Apache Hive
7 256 (5.71%) NoSQL
8 232 (5.18%) Data Lake
9 223 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 205 (4.57%) Relational Database
11 185 (4.13%) MongoDB
12 169 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 152 (3.39%) Data Mining
14 145 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
15 141 (3.15%) HBase
16 132 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 128 (2.86%) MySQL
18 127 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
19 117 (2.61%) Amazon Redshift
20 110 (2.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 256 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 197 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 194 (4.33%) JIRA
4 80 (1.78%) Visual Studio
5 60 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
6 56 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (0.96%) Cucumber
7 43 (0.96%) Selenium
8 40 (0.89%) Subversion
9 38 (0.85%) Axure RP
10 33 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
10 33 (0.74%) TeamCity
11 32 (0.71%) Grunt
11 32 (0.71%) JUnit
11 32 (0.71%) Maven
12 31 (0.69%) webpack
13 29 (0.65%) RStudio
14 27 (0.60%) Mocha
15 26 (0.58%) gulp
16 25 (0.56%) Ant
General
1 1,072 (23.91%) Finance
2 523 (11.67%) Marketing
3 288 (6.42%) Banking
4 261 (5.82%) Retail
5 163 (3.64%) Front Office
6 97 (2.16%) Legal
7 96 (2.14%) Manufacturing
8 93 (2.07%) Games
9 73 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 69 (1.54%) Advertising
11 68 (1.52%) Telecoms
12 56 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 50 (1.12%) Law
14 43 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
14 43 (0.96%) Publishing
15 27 (0.60%) Back Office
16 23 (0.51%) Automotive
17 21 (0.47%) Electronics
18 20 (0.45%) French Language
19 19 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,033 (23.04%) Developer
2 876 (19.54%) Analyst
3 409 (9.12%) Architect
4 317 (7.07%) Data Engineer
5 277 (6.18%) Data Analyst
6 270 (6.02%) Consultant
7 209 (4.66%) Business Analyst
8 157 (3.50%) Data Architect
8 157 (3.50%) Data Scientist
9 144 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
10 133 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 133 (2.97%) Senior Developer
11 127 (2.83%) User Researcher
12 122 (2.72%) Designer
13 117 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 111 (2.48%) Big Data Engineer
15 101 (2.25%) Java Developer
16 85 (1.90%) Analytics Consultant
16 85 (1.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 83 (1.85%) Analytics Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (8.94%) HTML
2 302 (6.74%) CSS
3 267 (5.96%) Kafka
4 233 (5.20%) .NET
5 187 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 169 (3.77%) HTML5
7 158 (3.52%) REST
8 156 (3.48%) Node.js
9 153 (3.41%) Web Services
10 141 (3.15%) React
11 136 (3.03%) jQuery
12 118 (2.63%) JSON
13 113 (2.52%) XML
14 106 (2.36%) RESTful
15 94 (2.10%) SOAP
16 93 (2.07%) CSS3
17 68 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 60 (1.34%) ASP.NET
19 56 (1.25%) Natural Language Processing
19 56 (1.25%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 838 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
2 393 (8.77%) User Experience
3 243 (5.42%) Computer Science
4 154 (3.44%) Algorithms
5 151 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 130 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 114 (2.54%) Derivative
8 97 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 92 (2.05%) Fixed Income
10 88 (1.96%) Social Media
11 85 (1.90%) Data Structures
12 84 (1.87%) Mobile App
13 77 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 76 (1.70%) Blog
15 54 (1.20%) Credit Risk
15 54 (1.20%) Equities
16 53 (1.18%) Fintech
17 43 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
18 40 (0.89%) FMCG
19 39 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 375 (8.36%) Linux
2 164 (3.66%) Windows
3 134 (2.99%) Unix
4 48 (1.07%) Android
5 39 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.76%) CentOS
8 29 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 22 (0.49%) VMS
10 17 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.27%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.18%) DC/OS
13 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.045%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.045%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.045%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.022%) AIX
16 1 (0.022%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.022%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,462 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 955 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
3 872 (19.45%) Data Analytics
4 532 (11.87%) Visualisation
5 497 (11.09%) Data Science
6 496 (11.06%) ETL
7 459 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
8 446 (9.95%) Data Modelling
9 385 (8.59%) Machine Learning
10 352 (7.85%) Data Analysis
11 351 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 345 (7.70%) Scrum
13 339 (7.56%) DevOps
14 298 (6.65%) E-Commerce
15 275 (6.13%) Project Management
16 270 (6.02%) Web Analytics
17 255 (5.69%) Data Management
18 243 (5.42%) Decision-Making
19 228 (5.09%) Data Visualisation
20 223 (4.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,252 (27.93%) SQL
2 912 (20.34%) Python
3 526 (11.73%) Java
4 515 (11.49%) JavaScript
5 367 (8.19%) R
6 359 (8.01%) C#
7 288 (6.42%) Scala
8 164 (3.66%) C++
9 119 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 94 (2.10%) VBA
11 89 (1.99%) C
12 86 (1.92%) Bash Shell
12 86 (1.92%) PowerShell
13 69 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 68 (1.52%) PL/SQL
15 66 (1.47%) Ruby
16 62 (1.38%) Perl
17 50 (1.12%) ES6
17 50 (1.12%) PHP
18 37 (0.83%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 544 (12.13%) Degree
2 249 (5.55%) Security Cleared
3 188 (4.19%) SC Cleared
4 67 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
5 56 (1.25%) PhD
6 50 (1.12%) Master's Degree
6 50 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
7 31 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 29 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 27 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.56%) CISSP
11 21 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.40%) CISM
14 16 (0.36%) CCNP
15 15 (0.33%) PMP
16 13 (0.29%) CCIE
16 13 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (6.40%) Data Quality
2 158 (3.52%) QA
3 111 (2.48%) GDPR
4 42 (0.94%) SLA
5 36 (0.80%) PMO
6 18 (0.40%) GCP
6 18 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.38%) IFRS
8 15 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (0.27%) COBIT
10 12 (0.27%) Solvency II
11 11 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (0.25%) IFRS 9
12 8 (0.18%) MiFID
13 7 (0.16%) HL7
14 6 (0.13%) EMIR
14 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
15 4 (0.089%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.089%) WCAG
System Software
1 154 (3.44%) Docker
2 99 (2.21%) Apache Flume
3 94 (2.10%) HDFS
4 60 (1.34%) Active Directory
5 23 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.42%) XenApp
7 18 (0.40%) XenServer
8 17 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 4 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.067%) Ceph
12 3 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.045%) Firmware
13 2 (0.045%) NFS
13 2 (0.045%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.045%) vSphere
14 1 (0.022%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.022%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 132 (2.94%) Oozie
2 74 (1.65%) Ansible
3 70 (1.56%) Terraform
4 60 (1.34%) Puppet
5 43 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 39 (0.87%) Kibana
7 32 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (0.65%) Grafana
9 22 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
10 20 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.33%) SCCM
12 11 (0.25%) Mesos
13 10 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 10 (0.22%) Prometheus
13 10 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.20%) CASB
14 9 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.18%) Control-M
15 8 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 552 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 524 (11.69%) Google
3 437 (9.75%) Tableau
4 318 (7.09%) Oracle
5 288 (6.42%) Adobe
6 227 (5.06%) SAP
7 164 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
8 130 (2.90%) Cloudera
9 105 (2.34%) Informatica
10 88 (1.96%) IBM
11 86 (1.92%) Talend
12 85 (1.90%) Splunk
13 81 (1.81%) Alteryx
14 77 (1.72%) Hortonworks
15 68 (1.52%) Cognos
16 57 (1.27%) Tealium
17 56 (1.25%) MapR
18 49 (1.09%) Teradata
19 45 (1.00%) ServiceNow
20 39 (0.87%) Cisco