Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 76 80
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 +25
Contract jobs citing Analytics 3864 3144 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.92% 2.92% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.64% 3.49% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2492 2073 1898
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 48 57
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.46% +2.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.20 £10.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.35 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.50% +5.26% -6.17%

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 83263 90012 92965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.39% 83.73% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 54983 59596 60125
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2021 2278 2614
UK median hourly rate £24.36 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.38 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.51% +8.71%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +23 3584 £493 +9.44% 544
London +16 2352 £500 +11.11% 294
UK excluding London +26 1458 £425 +1.19% 274
South East +30 516 £450 +2.27% 72
North of England +44 300 £425 +3.03% 86
Midlands +2 200 £400 -10.11% 40
Scotland +42 187 £400 - 19
North West -6 135 £425 +1.49% 60
West Midlands +7 132 £400 -10.11% 25
Yorkshire +56 128 £450 +12.50% 23
East of England -22 115 £463 +32.14% 29
South West -6 92 £425 +16.04% 23
East Midlands -1 63 £400 - 15
North East +80 47 £525 +50.00% 3
Wales +14 29 £351 -22.00% 2
Northern Ireland -30 22 £250 - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1096 (28.36%) Finance
2 1093 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
3 980 (25.36%) SQL
4 842 (21.79%) Data Analytics
5 780 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
6 730 (18.89%) Big Data
7 711 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
8 641 (16.59%) Python
9 571 (14.78%) Java
10 499 (12.91%) Marketing
11 483 (12.50%) Hadoop
12 451 (11.67%) Visualisation
13 448 (11.59%) Data Modelling
14 446 (11.54%) Banking
15 426 (11.02%) JavaScript
16 420 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
17 412 (10.66%) Degree
18 409 (10.58%) Google
19 392 (10.14%) ETL
20 386 (9.99%) Microsoft
21 372 (9.63%) Linux
22 371 (9.60%) User Experience
23 354 (9.16%) SQL Server
24 350 (9.06%) Apache Spark
25 346 (8.95%) Oracle
26 337 (8.72%) Tableau
27 336 (8.70%) Google Analytics
28 332 (8.59%) HTML
29 329 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
30 326 (8.44%) Data Analysis

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
1 350 (9.06%) Apache Spark
2 229 (5.93%) SAS
3 140 (3.62%) CMS
4 84 (2.17%) Confluence
5 82 (2.12%) Apache
6 69 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 61 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 46 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 45 (1.16%) JBoss
10 39 (1.01%) Apache Pig
11 33 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 25 (0.65%) Drupal
13 22 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.54%) Apache Solr
15 20 (0.52%) IIS
15 20 (0.52%) WildFly
16 18 (0.47%) WordPress
17 16 (0.41%) ArcGIS
17 16 (0.41%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 322 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 87 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 71 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
4 56 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 50 (1.29%) SPSS
6 42 (1.09%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.80%) MS Visio
8 28 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
9 16 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.28%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.13%) Stata
12 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (0.10%) UserZoom
13 3 (0.078%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.052%) EViews
14 2 (0.052%) GIMP
14 2 (0.052%) ImageReady
14 2 (0.052%) InVision
14 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.052%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.60%) WebTrends
2 17 (0.44%) Eloqua
3 13 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 13 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 13 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 12 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.31%) SAP APO
5 11 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.28%) SessionCam
6 10 (0.26%) Unica
7 9 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
8 8 (0.21%) Endur
8 8 (0.21%) SAP MM
9 6 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
9 6 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 6 (0.16%) SAP HR
9 6 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 336 (8.70%) Google Analytics
2 253 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 188 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 89 (2.30%) Adobe Analytics
5 68 (1.76%) GitHub
6 61 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (1.11%) SaaS
8 36 (0.93%) Office 365
9 34 (0.88%) Amazon S3
10 32 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (0.75%) AdWords
11 29 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
12 27 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (0.67%) PaaS
13 26 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 25 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
15 20 (0.52%) IaaS
15 20 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 17 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
16 17 (0.44%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.25%) Internet
2 75 (1.94%) Firewall
3 40 (1.04%) LAN
4 39 (1.01%) WAN
5 29 (0.75%) VPN
6 26 (0.67%) 4G
6 26 (0.67%) SMS
7 25 (0.65%) HTTP
8 24 (0.62%) Kerberos
8 24 (0.62%) LDAP
9 22 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 21 (0.54%) DNS
11 19 (0.49%) LTE
12 18 (0.47%) Bluetooth
13 17 (0.44%) Network Security
14 16 (0.41%) Skype
15 15 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.36%) SSL
17 13 (0.34%) 3G
18 12 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 730 (18.89%) Big Data
2 483 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 420 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
4 354 (9.16%) SQL Server
5 214 (5.54%) NoSQL
6 202 (5.23%) Apache Hive
6 202 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 172 (4.45%) MongoDB
8 156 (4.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 141 (3.65%) Power BI
9 141 (3.65%) QlikView
10 129 (3.34%) HBase
11 128 (3.31%) BusinessObjects
12 121 (3.13%) Data Mining
13 97 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 95 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 87 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
16 85 (2.20%) RDBMS
17 75 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 72 (1.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 226 (5.85%) JIRA
2 213 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 109 (2.82%) Jenkins
4 56 (1.45%) Selenium
5 52 (1.35%) Subversion
6 50 (1.29%) JUnit
7 47 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 45 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
9 40 (1.04%) Maven
10 33 (0.85%) Axure RP
11 32 (0.83%) ERwin
12 30 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (0.72%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.72%) Eclipse
14 27 (0.70%) Grunt
14 27 (0.70%) TeamCity
15 26 (0.67%) Ant
16 23 (0.60%) Bitbucket
17 22 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
17 22 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 1096 (28.36%) Finance
2 499 (12.91%) Marketing
3 446 (11.54%) Banking
4 244 (6.31%) Retail
5 215 (5.56%) Front Office
6 187 (4.84%) Telecoms
7 135 (3.49%) Investment Banking
8 102 (2.64%) Financial Institution
9 95 (2.46%) Legal
10 78 (2.02%) Manufacturing
11 70 (1.81%) Publishing
12 53 (1.37%) Electronics
12 53 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 51 (1.32%) Advertising
14 42 (1.09%) Games
15 34 (0.88%) Retail Banking
16 26 (0.67%) Billing
17 19 (0.49%) Law
18 18 (0.47%) Back Office
19 15 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 922 (23.86%) Developer
2 858 (22.20%) Analyst
3 362 (9.37%) Architect
4 290 (7.51%) Business Analyst
5 253 (6.55%) Consultant
6 241 (6.24%) Data Analyst
7 172 (4.45%) Project Manager
8 159 (4.11%) Java Developer
9 156 (4.04%) Data Scientist
10 155 (4.01%) Data Architect
11 130 (3.36%) Data Engineer
12 117 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 116 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
14 109 (2.82%) Designer
15 102 (2.64%) C# Developer
16 91 (2.36%) Big Data Engineer
17 90 (2.33%) JavaScript Developer
18 86 (2.23%) Analytics Developer
19 81 (2.10%) Digital Analyst
20 80 (2.07%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 332 (8.59%) HTML
2 242 (6.26%) CSS
3 188 (4.87%) .NET
4 178 (4.61%) AngularJS
5 165 (4.27%) Web Services
6 142 (3.67%) Kafka
7 141 (3.65%) HTML5
8 136 (3.52%) Node.js
9 131 (3.39%) XML
10 127 (3.29%) jQuery
11 122 (3.16%) REST
12 117 (3.03%) JSON
13 112 (2.90%) Spring
14 91 (2.36%) RESTful
15 75 (1.94%) React
16 70 (1.81%) D3.js
17 66 (1.71%) CSS3
18 57 (1.48%) JMS
19 56 (1.45%) J2EE
20 53 (1.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 711 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
2 371 (9.60%) User Experience
3 163 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 135 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 116 (3.00%) Fixed Income
6 114 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 112 (2.90%) Social Media
8 107 (2.77%) Derivative
9 82 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
10 78 (2.02%) Mobile App
11 77 (1.99%) Algorithms
12 72 (1.86%) Equities
13 70 (1.81%) Data Structures
14 68 (1.76%) Credit Risk
15 65 (1.68%) Market Risk
16 45 (1.16%) Fintech
17 42 (1.09%) Virtual Team
18 40 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
19 33 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
20 30 (0.78%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 372 (9.63%) Linux
2 231 (5.98%) Unix
3 211 (5.46%) Windows
4 49 (1.27%) Android
5 40 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 37 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 23 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 22 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 21 (0.54%) CentOS
10 19 (0.49%) Windows Server
11 15 (0.39%) SUSE
12 11 (0.28%) Solaris
13 9 (0.23%) Debian
14 8 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.052%) AIX
17 2 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (28.29%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (21.79%) Data Analytics
3 780 (20.19%) Business Intelligence
4 451 (11.67%) Visualisation
5 448 (11.59%) Data Modelling
6 392 (10.14%) ETL
7 329 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 326 (8.44%) Data Analysis
9 324 (8.39%) Scrum
10 272 (7.04%) Machine Learning
11 271 (7.01%) DevOps
12 264 (6.83%) Data Visualisation
13 256 (6.63%) Project Management
14 229 (5.93%) Web Analytics
15 227 (5.87%) E-Commerce
16 214 (5.54%) TDD
17 192 (4.97%) CRM
18 187 (4.84%) Business Analysis
18 187 (4.84%) Mathematics
19 183 (4.74%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 980 (25.36%) SQL
2 641 (16.59%) Python
3 571 (14.78%) Java
4 426 (11.02%) JavaScript
5 307 (7.95%) R
6 276 (7.14%) C#
7 183 (4.74%) Scala
8 99 (2.56%) VBA
9 92 (2.38%) C++
10 90 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 90 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 72 (1.86%) Perl
12 60 (1.55%) PHP
13 52 (1.35%) Bash Shell
14 49 (1.27%) MATLAB
15 48 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 42 (1.09%) C
17 39 (1.01%) Ruby
18 37 (0.96%) PowerShell
19 29 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 412 (10.66%) Degree
2 192 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 139 (3.60%) SC Cleared
4 66 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 47 (1.22%) CISSP
6 44 (1.14%) PhD
7 37 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 33 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 30 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.75%) ISEB
12 25 (0.65%) PMI Certification
13 24 (0.62%) PMP
14 23 (0.60%) SANS
15 20 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 18 (0.47%) DV Cleared
17 14 (0.36%) CEH
18 12 (0.31%) CISM
19 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (5.33%) Data Quality
2 121 (3.13%) QA
3 30 (0.78%) GDPR
4 26 (0.67%) PMO
5 22 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.54%) IFRS
6 21 (0.54%) IFRS 9
7 20 (0.52%) MiFID
8 19 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
8 19 (0.49%) SLA
9 15 (0.39%) Actionable Recommendations
10 12 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.26%) GCP
12 9 (0.23%) GxP
13 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
13 8 (0.21%) WCAG
14 4 (0.10%) HL7
15 3 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 3 (0.078%) Solvency II
15 3 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 105 (2.72%) Docker
2 65 (1.68%) HDFS
3 55 (1.42%) Apache Flume
4 48 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 14 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (0.18%) Samba
9 4 (0.10%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.078%) Firmware
10 3 (0.078%) NFS
10 3 (0.078%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.078%) XenApp
11 2 (0.052%) IAG
11 2 (0.052%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.052%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.052%) XenServer
12 1 (0.026%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (2.23%) Ansible
2 69 (1.79%) Puppet
3 49 (1.27%) Terraform
4 35 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
5 34 (0.88%) Kubernetes
6 29 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
7 27 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (0.62%) Kibana
8 24 (0.62%) Oozie
9 20 (0.52%) Ambari
10 18 (0.47%) Graphite
10 18 (0.47%) Oracle EDQ
11 16 (0.41%) SCCM
12 13 (0.34%) Prometheus
13 12 (0.31%) Grafana
14 11 (0.28%) Control-M
14 11 (0.28%) logstash
14 11 (0.28%) QRadar
15 9 (0.23%) Data Guard
15 9 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 409 (10.58%) Google
2 386 (9.99%) Microsoft
3 346 (8.95%) Oracle
4 337 (8.72%) Tableau
5 228 (5.90%) SAP
6 165 (4.27%) Adobe
7 110 (2.85%) Splunk
8 103 (2.67%) IBM
9 79 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 77 (1.99%) Informatica
11 59 (1.53%) Cognos
12 56 (1.45%) Cloudera
13 55 (1.42%) Alteryx
14 50 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
15 49 (1.27%) Sitecore
16 46 (1.19%) Hortonworks
17 45 (1.16%) Talend
18 43 (1.11%) Teradata
19 38 (0.98%) AppDynamics
20 36 (0.93%) HP